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We're In the Final Months of An Election So That Means It's Time for the Democrat Deep State to Star Censoring Political Discussions Again

One of the things that most displeases me about Trump is his championing the billion dollar FBI office and keeping it in the sewer of political corruption, Washington DC.

I'd like to think that if Trump is re-elected, the FBI will have reason to fear, but I don't think that.

I think Trump likes brand names.


On Monday, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told reporters that federal agencies such as the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) restarted discussions with Big Tech platforms. According to NextGov/FCW, this coordination will focus on "removing disinformation on their sites as the November presidential election nears." Warner claimed these talks resumed in March, around the same time oral arguments in Murthy v. Missouri -- which centers on the feds' censorship efforts -- were heard before the U.S. Supreme Court.

When pressed on the validity of Warner's remarks, an FBI representative confirmed to The Federalist that the agency has resumed communications with social media companies ahead of the 2024 election.

"The FBI remains committed to combatting foreign malign influence operations, including in connection with our elections. That effort includes sharing specific foreign threat information with state and local election officials and private sector companies when appropriate and rigorously consistent with the law," the representative claimed. "In coordination with the Department of Justice, the FBI recently implemented procedures to facilitate sharing information about foreign malign influence with social media companies in a way that reinforces that private companies are free to decide on their own whether and how to take action on that information."

CISA External Affairs Specialist Tess Hyre declined The Federalist's request for comment on whether the agency has resumed discussions with social media companies to combat what it claims to be "disinformation," but she said that CISA Director Jen Easterly will be participating in an "Election Security" hearing in "the coming weeks."

Neither the FBI nor CISA responded when pressed on when they restarted communications with social media companies on efforts to remove posts containing so-called "disinformation" from their platforms. The FBI and CISA did not identify the specific companies they're working with on such efforts. Neither agency provided an answer when questioned on how they determine what constitutes "disinformation" or what other federal agencies they are collaborating with in these efforts to have "disinformation" removed from social media platforms.

Biden is the most grotesque censor since at least Woodrow Wilson, and probably in all of American history.


Rep. Jim Jordan's (R-Ohio) Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government released an 800-page report that reads like Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged."

Take a look:

In March 2021, an Amazon employee emailed others within the company about the reason for the Amazon bookstore's new content moderation policy change: "[T]he impetus for this request is criticism from the Biden Administration about sensitive books we're giving prominent placement to."

In March 2021, just one day prior to a scheduled call with the White House, an Amazon employee explained how changes to Amazon's bookstore policies were being applied "due to criticism from the Biden people."

In July 2021, when Facebook executive Nick Clegg asked a Facebook employee why the company censored the man-made theory of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the employee responded: "Because we were under pressure from the [Biden] administration and others to do more. . . . We shouldn't have done it."

YouTube "shared with the Biden White House a new 'policy proposal' to censor more content criticizing the safety and efficacy of vaccines, asking for 'any feedback' the White House could provide before the policy had been finalized." Someone at the Biden White House got back to YouTube with, "at first blush, seems like a great step."
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One Facebook executive's email revealed that the company was brainstorming "additional policy levers we can pull to be more aggressive against . . . misinformation. This is stemming from the continued criticism of our approach from the [Biden] administration."

Facebook's internal communications also revealed that "The Surgeon General wants us to remove true information about [COVID vaccine] side effects," and, of course, Facebook eventually complied. Mark Zuckerberg tried to resist at least at one point, emailing that "when we compromise our standards due to an administration in either direction, we'll often regret it."

But the White House applied more pressure, and Zuckerberg caved.

There's a word for using government power to silence debate: censorship. And it's as American as serfdom, haggis, seppuku.

Speaking of us losing our right to free speech before an election, Google censored that Trump ad targeting black voters, claiming the ad was a "policy violation."

Then they reversed this decision.

They claim it was all a perfectly innocent mistake and totes not politically motivated.

An advertisement for the Donald Trump reelection campaign that was aimed at Black voters in Middle Georgia was removed by Google last week and then reinstated, the company confirmed to The Telegraph.


...

The Middle Georgia ad created a firestorm of comments on social media, even drawing a communication from the former president's son, Donald Trump Jr., who claimed "Google is censoring this pro-Trump ad to protect (President Joe) Biden." Trump Jr. even asked his followers on X, formerly known as Twitter, to help him make the ad go viral.

Google is censoring this pro-Trump ad to protect Biden. Let's make it go viral. pic.twitter.com/1qDH5QzkbJ
-- Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr)
May 4, 2024


Google says it made a mistake. "This enforcement decision was made in error," a Google spokesman told The Telegraph, and "it was appealed by the advertiser and quickly overturned upon further review. This ad is currently running."

Here's that ad:

Google is still censoring this ad. How do I know that? Simple. I've spent the last twenty minutes searching Google for the ad. It's suppressed. You can't find it.

What I did find by searching for "Trump ad black voters" was a whole bunch of Google-promoted MSNBC articles from February and March complaining about prior Trump ads as "racist" and "bigoted" (even though they were appealing to black voters).

So that shit, Google put at the top of the results. The ad I was actually looking for? The one that just went viral?

Google just couldn't find it.

Whoops!

Whoopsie!

Update: Google slaps a major warning on this ad from last year. It's a pro-Trump ad about the chaos and violence Biden has unloosed upon the country, so Google claims it glorifies violence or some shit.

The ad starts at 0:37.

Posted by: Disinformation Expert Ace at 02:21 PM




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1 st!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 02:22 PM (d04cU)

2 I'm not snarking, but when did they stop?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 02:22 PM (d04cU)

3 "Government spending is 7 times more productive than private sector spending."

Is that misinformation or nah?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 09, 2024 02:23 PM (GBKbO)

4 I'm not snarking, but when did they stop?
Posted by: Joe Mannix

They never did; but, they're taking it from behind the curtain now.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 09, 2024 02:23 PM (HUdPZ)

5 I'd like to think that if Trump is re-elected, the FBI will have reason to fear, but I don't think that.
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Nor do I, Ace. They had nothing to fear last time, they have nothing to fear this time. The organs of state security never have anything to fear unless there's a war *between* them or there's an outright collapse of the entire system.

The FBI shouldn't be reformed, it should be dismantled entirely. So should the DoJ. So should the entire IC except, possibly, the DIA - but even that should be on the table.

But this is a world of what "should" happen, it's a world of what *will* happen, and what will happen is a 10% or greater increase in payroll and billions spent on shiny new digs with torture chambers under the executive offices.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 02:24 PM (d04cU)

6 I can still yell at clouds?

Posted by: Henry at May 09, 2024 02:25 PM (S8b3+)

7 According to NextGov/FCW, this coordination will focus on "removing disinformation on their sites as the November presidential election nears." Warner claimed these talks resumed in March, around the same time oral arguments in Murthy v. Missouri -- which centers on the feds' censorship efforts -- were heard before the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Gotta love the timing. I doubt it was accidental. It was probably a warning.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 02:25 PM (d04cU)

8 Neither the FBI nor CISA responded when pressed on when they restarted communications with social media companies on efforts to remove posts containing so-called "disinformation" from their platforms.
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Why would they? They don't answer to you.

They don't answer to anybody.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 02:26 PM (d04cU)

9 Trump should appoint DeSantis as Attorney General. He might be the only guy who could clean up the DoJ.

Posted by: Earl Schlobodowicz at May 09, 2024 02:27 PM (P7Iz+)

10 Rumble got censored by Russia this week, I forget why.

The funny thing though is, france censored Rumble months ago because they refused to delete pro-Russian channels.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 09, 2024 02:27 PM (dGCAG)

11 Neither the FBI nor CISA responded when pressed on when they restarted communications with social media companies on efforts to remove posts containing so-called "disinformation" from their platforms.

Posted by: Disinformation Expert Ace

There was an injunction stopping any Fed agency from censoring through social media pressure; but, the SC killed that injunction.
Don't rely on the SC for help; I knew you knew that too.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 09, 2024 02:27 PM (HUdPZ)

12 Trump likes revenge. He has publicly said so in the past.

Posted by: Disgusted at May 09, 2024 02:27 PM (Z8Yh2)

13 But for God sakes don't tell anyone or else they may literally put out a hit on him.

Posted by: Earl Schlobodowicz at May 09, 2024 02:27 PM (P7Iz+)

14 Mike Johnson, Jim Jordan, Massie, etc

Are f*cking jokes. They will do nothing.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at May 09, 2024 02:28 PM (aFNOf)

15 9 Trump should appoint DeSantis as Attorney General. He might be the only guy who could clean up the DoJ.
Posted by: Earl Schlobodowicz at May 09, 2024 02:27 PM (P7Iz+)

======

It would be a test that I would hope whoever gets the job would pass.

If one could clean up the DOJ by firing everyone down to janitors, they'd have my vote for 2028.

Can we get the Bobs to both be AG?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 09, 2024 02:28 PM (GBKbO)

16 That is a good ad, so of course Big Brother and their allies in the alphabet agencies will censor it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 09, 2024 02:29 PM (XkYcA)

17 Unfortunately, Trump is not a DeSantis or a Ramaswamy; I don't think his are "principled" positions so much as pragmatic positions. More unfortunately, filtered through the "brain trust" of Ivanka and Jared.
O

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at May 09, 2024 02:29 PM (v+zt9)

18 "The FBI remains committed to combatting foreign malign influence operations, including in connection with our elections."
What about the "benign" foreign influence operations, like those singing the praises of Che Guevara and Chavez? That is who we are, right?

Posted by: PG at May 09, 2024 02:30 PM (gQbO4)

19 filtered through the "brain trust" of Ivanka and Jared.


We're back baby and we're rested.

Posted by: Jarvanka at May 09, 2024 02:30 PM (aFNOf)

20
An advertisement for the Donald Trump reelection campaign that was aimed at Black voters in Middle Georgia was removed by Google last week and then reinstated, the company confirmed to The Telegraph.

It ended up on Twitter/X within hours and the narrow target audience suddenly bloomed to national. It appeared to me within a short scroll down. Then reappeared as others amplified the coverage.

These people are beyond stupid. They think they can push a rope.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 09, 2024 02:30 PM (RKVpM)

21 Ace, that link isn't even to the Trump ad. It's to commentators discussing the ad. It does include clips from the ad. But the ad itself? I have no idea where it is. I can't easily find it either.

Posted by: Elric Blade at May 09, 2024 02:31 PM (iFTx/)

22 Go watch the video near the top of Instapundit right now with the guy asking Google about the Holocaust.

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 09, 2024 02:31 PM (xPl2J)

23 Desantis comments. Hmmm. Fuckin bait.

Posted by: Disgusted at May 09, 2024 02:31 PM (Z8Yh2)

24 17 Unfortunately, Trump is not a DeSantis or a Ramaswamy; I don't think his are "principled" positions so much as pragmatic positions. More unfortunately, filtered through the "brain trust" of Ivanka and Jared.
O

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at May 09, 2024 02:29 PM (v+zt9)

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Trump is a reformer and a manager. He has no interest in tearing things up by the roots.

However, if he somehow gets someone past the newly "Republican" senate who has the inclination, Trump might back him up.

Hell, I'd take Rick Scott getting the leadership post and then just going into recess for a week while Trump fills posts through recess appointments. They get in for a year and just start hacking away.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 09, 2024 02:31 PM (GBKbO)

25 "[T]he impetus for this request is criticism from the Biden Administration about sensitive books we're giving prominent placement to."
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Which is why arguments of "it's the algorithm" are wrong at best and open lies at worst. The algorithm can be good or bad, but what it is - and why it works - is consistent and automatic.

Amazon's recommender, in its pre-perverted state, did not "give prominent placement" to products. Products *earned* prominent placement through high ratings, high sales, high cross-purchasing or bundling, etc. The products won the algorithm and rose in the ranks. Good or bad, that's how the algorithm is supposed to work.

Same with search engines. Google won the search wars because its algorithm was better. Its ranking logic based on links was brilliant. It also worked pretty well. It was automatic.

None of this is true anymore. Those things that won the algorithm contest were deemed unacceptable by the state and the demons on the boards. The algorithms didn't fail, the people did by driving the algorithms to surface the wrong things. The algorithms therefore needed to change. They needed "safety initiatives" and the like.

And now they're all useless

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 02:31 PM (d04cU)

26 Let's not forget the court case gag orders.

Posted by: Orson at May 09, 2024 02:31 PM (dIske)

27 Donald Trump seems to be several steps ahead of his most strident detractors.

Posted by: Oschisms at May 09, 2024 02:31 PM (JQiMb)

28 Trump should appoint DeSantis as Attorney General. He might be the only guy who could clean up the DoJ.
Posted by: Earl Schlobodowicz at May 09, 2024 02:27 PM (P7Iz+)

Concur. The Meatball has enough hate for the democrat marxists that it would be fun to see him dismember the democrat marxist's law dogs bit by bit.

Imagine a DOJ and FBI full of constitutionalists, liberty seeking, patriotic heterosexuals.

It's easy if you try.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 09, 2024 02:32 PM (4a+k3)

29 Y'all saw the kid that did the vid him asking Google antisemitic qs like, "what was the Holocaust," and "how many jews did the nazis kill in concentration camps?"

Google replied the same way the dems go to the what is a woman question: I don't understand.

Then he asked what was the nekba, and of course Google replied with oh all the poor innocent palis got slaughtered by the jews.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at May 09, 2024 02:32 PM (KiBMU)

30 There's a word for using government power to silence debate: censorship. And it's as American as serfdom, haggis, seppuku.
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Which America are you living in? I'm living in the one where this is as American as apple pie and as expected as high humidity in Louisiana.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 02:32 PM (d04cU)

31 Yesterday:

White House: Biden not abandoning Israel, Rafah offensive would actually embolden Hamas

April, 1945:

White House: Roosevelt not abandoning the Soviet Union, Berlin offensive would actually embolden the Nazis

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 09, 2024 02:33 PM (uxCna)

32 They claim it was all a perfectly innocent mistake and totes not politically motivated.
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It always is. There are only "mistakes" on the Left - the mistake of getting caught.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 02:33 PM (d04cU)

33 Google needs to be broken up into many discrete non-connected companies.

As to the fed BS, I identify as Team Lamp Post.

Posted by: astrodb97@gmail.com at May 09, 2024 02:33 PM (T0VXI)

34 According to NextGov/FCW, this coordination will focus on "removing disinformation on their sites as the November presidential election nears."


If this is truly the goal /wink/ every political ad will be removed because every one will contain disinformation. Especially ones by and for Democrat candidates.

Gee, campaigning for office would sure become a lot less expensive! Begone Dark Money! Begone Super-PACS! Begone unions contributing mega-bucks to Democrats to fund TV, radio, and social media ads! (The union kick-backs will continue, somehow.)

Posted by: Gref at May 09, 2024 02:33 PM (5fDan)

35 Google says it made a mistake. "This enforcement decision was made in error," a Google spokesman told The Telegraph, and "it was appealed by the advertiser and quickly overturned upon further review. This ad is currently running."
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That's a lot of passive voice to cram into a single sentence.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 02:33 PM (d04cU)

36 Is it legal for the Preezy to order military executions to commence right inside the pentagon? At sunrise?

Posted by: Maj. Healey at May 09, 2024 02:33 PM (aFNOf)

37 Of course, perhaps I shouldn't say this and risk bringing on the poster who knows the minds and future votes of all Black (and Jewish) voters, but I think many Black voters are soured
or souring on the Democrat party. They know illegals are taking their jobs and benefits some of them might otherwise have.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 09, 2024 02:34 PM (XkYcA)

38 Actual tyranny.

Silk-gloved for now, but still tyranny.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at May 09, 2024 02:34 PM (N1tpc)

39 22 Go watch the video near the top of Instapundit right now with the guy asking Google about the Holocaust.
Posted by: Mark1971 at May 09, 2024 02:31 PM (xPl2J)
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Just checked; didn't see anything like that.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 09, 2024 02:34 PM (1bNHn)

40 "There's a word for using government power to silence debate: censorship. And it's as American as serfdom, haggis, seppuku."

If you've had haggis, you might contemplate seppuku. Actually that's not true. Haggis ain't as bad as you think.

Posted by: Elric Blade at May 09, 2024 02:34 PM (iFTx/)

41 That's how Marxists work, nothing bad can be said about them

Posted by: Skip at May 09, 2024 02:34 PM (fwDg9)

42 39 22 Go watch the video near the top of Instapundit right now with the guy asking Google about the Holocaust.
Posted by: Mark1971 at May 09, 2024 02:31 PM (xPl2J)
________
Just checked; didn't see anything like that.
Posted by: Eeyore at May 09, 2024 02:34 PM (1bNHn)

=======

It's a few stories down now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 09, 2024 02:34 PM (GBKbO)

43 The government has a 1st Amendment right.
You only have a 1st Amendment privilege.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 09, 2024 02:34 PM (g9W3m)

44 OK, found it.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 09, 2024 02:35 PM (1bNHn)

45 "But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty..."

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at May 09, 2024 02:35 PM (N1tpc)

46 Imagine a DOJ and FBI full of constitutionalists, liberty seeking, patriotic heterosexuals.

It's easy if you try.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy


The FBI should be split into 2 separate groups. 1. A law enforcement advisory and research group without law enforcement powers. 2. A Bureau of Federal Investigations whose primary and sole charge is to root out corruption and lawbreaking in the Federal government, contractors, NGOs, etc.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 09, 2024 02:35 PM (IG4Id)

47 My browser settings at work were reset today so that Yahoo News appears at the bottom. Being curious about what YN is like today, I checked it out, and wouldn't you know it? YN turned off all of the commentary for controversial news topics.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at May 09, 2024 02:36 PM (hD+/K)

48 Google needs to be broken up into many discrete non-connected companies.

Shut the power feed off to their server farms.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * impious little sh*t at May 09, 2024 02:37 PM (i7KoL)

49 We need couple of good lawsuits stating that A. This platform is operating as a platform and B. This negates any section 230 protections and C. They are in violation of their own terms and conditions.

Posted by: Mitch McConnell's Tiny Turtle Head at May 09, 2024 02:37 PM (5vxvF)

50 Google says it made a mistake. "This enforcement decision was made in error," a Google spokesman told The Telegraph, and "it was appealed by the advertiser and quickly overturned upon further review. This ad is currently running."
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That's a lot of passive voice to cram into a single sentence.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 02:33 PM (d04cU)
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Exactly what you'd say when you do NOT want to point the finger and a particular person. It was not anyone's fault, just a fluke in the system. Won't happen again! Pinkie swear!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 09, 2024 02:37 PM (7fElN)

51 "The FBI should be split into 2 separate groups. 1. A law enforcement advisory and research group without law enforcement powers. 2. A Bureau of Federal Investigations whose primary and sole charge is to root out corruption and lawbreaking in the Federal government, contractors, NGOs, etc."

Doin' good a'int got no end. (cue cackle)

Posted by: F.B.I. dick at May 09, 2024 02:37 PM (Z8Yh2)

52 31 Yesterday:

White House: Biden not abandoning Israel, Rafah offensive would actually embolden Hamas

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 09, 2024 02:33 PM (uxCna)

Yeah, it could. Which is why annihilation is the only answer.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 09, 2024 02:37 PM (KbCG3)

53 "...It's Time for the Democrat Deep State to Star Censoring Political Discussions Again"

Trump's being vindicated in every jurisdiction WRT Federal and State lawfare, so that MFM/Uniparty Narrative that's bee cultivated and propagandized for now, years, must NOT be challenged or allowed air. It's to "Save Democracy", you know.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at May 09, 2024 02:37 PM (aXxgO)

54 Crap.

Posted by: Ribbed at May 09, 2024 02:38 PM (5vxvF)

55 MichaelRapaport
@MichaelRapaport
I’m officially un-endorsing #JoeBiden I did so much work on behalf of this soft serve ice cream eating MF, I’m done.
#Unendorsed

Posted by: SMOD at May 09, 2024 02:38 PM (RHGPo)

56 "The FBI remains committed to combatting foreign malign influence operations, including in connection with our elections."
What about the "benign" foreign influence operations, like those singing the praises of Che Guevara and Chavez? That is who we are, right?
Posted by: PG at May 09, 2024 02:30 PM

As long as they're not "rad trad Catholics", it's all fine.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 09, 2024 02:38 PM (fxCK2)

57 These people are so fucking stupid. They took an ad that few people would have seen, and turned it into a national thing where probably 100x as many people will see it now.

I think twatter no longer being in the hands of leftwing shiteaters is gonna make it much harder for the remaining leftwing shiteaters to control info like they did in 2020.

Posted by: Elric Blade at May 09, 2024 02:38 PM (iFTx/)

58 "been cultivated" not bee @53.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at May 09, 2024 02:38 PM (aXxgO)

59 On a happy note. Goya makes soda pop.

Just had an ice cold Fruit Punch.

Chilled my balls it did...Refresco!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 09, 2024 02:38 PM (4a+k3)

60 Joseph Goebbels would be proud.

Posted by: Eromero at May 09, 2024 02:38 PM (o2ZRX)

61 Alternatively, we could also just eliminate the FBI because states already have cops and the FBI is redundant.

Posted by: Ribbed at May 09, 2024 02:40 PM (5vxvF)

62 "The FBI should be split into 2 separate groups. 1. A law enforcement advisory and research group without law enforcement powers. 2. A Bureau of Federal Investigations whose primary and sole charge is to root out corruption and lawbreaking in the Federal government, contractors, NGOs, etc."


Which part will have he Proud Boys in it?


Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Archer at May 09, 2024 02:40 PM (eElvz)

63
The FBI shouldn't be reformed, it should be dismantled entirely.

Defund the police?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 09, 2024 02:40 PM (63Dwl)

64 Federal Appeals Court Rejects Hunter Biden’s Bid to Toss Felony Gun Charges

... may the entire family go to jail together

Posted by: SMOD at May 09, 2024 02:40 PM (RHGPo)

65 "Then they reversed this decision.

They claim it was all a perfectly innocent mistake and totes not politically motivated."


It's deja vu all over again.

Posted by: Yogi Berra at May 09, 2024 02:40 PM (aXxgO)

66 I am told, that if you start your search string with "before:2023" google will be more likely to give you what you ask for.

I haven't tried it much myself, because I don't search for thing on the web if I can avoid it.

The continual "improvement into uselessness" has trained me out of it.

Posted by: FeatherBlade at May 09, 2024 02:41 PM (ou9hh)

67 "I'm a Deep State STAR!"

Posted by: Stanky Janky at May 09, 2024 02:41 PM (53oGX)

68 It’s difficult to fathom how much my government hates the USA.

Posted by: uniparty, Raping And Mutilating The Children They Do Not Kill at May 09, 2024 02:41 PM (0ibXw)

69 On a happy note. Goya makes soda pop.

Just had an ice cold Fruit Punch.

Chilled my balls it did...Refresco!
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 09, 2024 02:38 PM (4a+k3)
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I thought you were supposed to drink it...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 09, 2024 02:41 PM (7fElN)

70 If Trump wins, who will go to work for him?

Posted by: mr tmz at May 09, 2024 02:41 PM (rJ48h)

71 The charade continues

@Breaking911
·
1m
BREAKING: Judge denies Hunter Biden's appeal on gun charges, setting the stage for a trial in June

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 09, 2024 02:42 PM (IG4Id)

72 We should report Google to AttackWatch!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 09, 2024 02:42 PM (tT6L1)

73 "The FBI remains committed to combatting foreign malign influence operations, including in connection with our elections."
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The agency that censors "influence operations" of alleged foreign actors is only doing so to hide influence operations it agrees with.

If it can censor those it disagrees with, it can censor anything that threatens to expose those they are protecting because they agree with them.

Bottom line: The GS-14 and GS-15 at the FBI are the greatest threat to America.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 09, 2024 02:42 PM (g9W3m)

74 Then they reversed this decision.

They claim it was all a perfectly innocent mistake and totes not politically motivated.

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Odd how EVERY SINGLE F*CKING "perfectly innocent mistake" only occurs when "the totalitarian narrative" is violated.

Posted by: ShainS -- Blood-Bath-and-Beyond angel investor at May 09, 2024 02:42 PM (u+L8r)

75 On a happy note. Goya makes soda pop.

Just had an ice cold Fruit Punch.

Chilled my balls it did...Refresco!
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 09, 2024 02:38 PM (4a+k3)
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I thought you were supposed to drink it...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 09, 2024 02:41 PM (7fElN)
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Don't see a fastball like that down the heart of the plate very often.

LOL!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 09, 2024 02:43 PM (tT6L1)

76 If I'm President, the FBI will get new headquarters. A special, purpose-built prison. Some whiny people might describe it as a "death camp," but those people are squares.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 09, 2024 02:43 PM (0FoWg)

77 So that shit, Google put at the top of the results. The ad I was actually looking for? The one that just went viral?

Google just couldn't find it.

++++
Of course not. Lost it. Needle in a haystack.

"Trump ad black voters" (without the quotes), first two pages of results:
Yandex: 3rd result, first page (YouTube video from The Hill)
Qwant: No results, but news roundup has links to articles
Yahoo!: No results
Bing: No results
Google: No results, but a different video about improved polling was on page 2
Google (video-specific) : No results
DuckDuckGo: No results
DuckDuckGo (video-specific) : No results
YouTube (direct search) : Several results from various news outlets, including one about suppression of the ad (vs. just about the ad).

All the search engines except Yandex and direct YouTube search failed, and those weren't very good.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 02:43 PM (d04cU)

78 If Trump wins, who will go to work for him?
Posted by: mr tmz at May 09, 2024 02:41 PM (rJ48h)

I will. I'd make a much better Press Secretary than Karine Jean-Pierre does for Biden.

J/K

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 09, 2024 02:43 PM (XkYcA)

79 On a happy note. Goya makes soda pop.

Just had an ice cold Fruit Punch.

Chilled my balls it did...Refresco!
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 09, 2024 02:38 PM


I'm not sure you're using it right.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 09, 2024 02:44 PM (Wnv9h)

80 What kind of American are You?

Posted by: Hollyweird's Idea of Cutting edge Political Commentary at May 09, 2024 02:44 PM (eElvz)

81 Watching HRC on MSNBC and I feel a sense of loss for America and the World with having her presidency stolen by Russia, the right wing, our dirty media who kept talking about her emails, the electoral college, sexism, and the non stop selling of the meme, “people just don’t like her” even though she was very popular as Sec. of State. The world would not have had the 14 million dead from C-19 if she had been in the White House.

Her and Al Gore. Gore who actually won. The world might be a better place today if SCOTUS had not installed Bush into the presidency. Gore was focused on climate change and 911 likely would have been prevented.

Its surreal that even democrats got down on her simply because of the decades of right wing slander. it shows just how fucking stupid this country is when people voted for a relentlessly hateful, morally and ethically corrupt, flaming POS over a decent, kind person who is an extraordinarily capable public servant.

We did elect her. Depopulated dirt outvoted us. EC and Congressional reapportionment need to be top issues, along with expanding the USSC to reflect the number of district courts.

Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at May 09, 2024 02:45 PM (JCZqz)

82 Yesterday:

White House: Biden not abandoning Israel, Rafah offensive would actually embolden Hamas

April, 1945:

White House: Roosevelt not abandoning the Soviet Union, Berlin offensive would actually embolden the Nazis
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 09, 2024 02:33 PM (uxCna)

The sad thing is, if it actually WAS Joe Biden, the actual person, making these decisions? It would be a lot less confused and contradictory.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 09, 2024 02:45 PM (dGCAG)

83 Just had an ice cold Fruit Punch.

Chilled my balls it did...Refresco!
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 09, 2024 02:38 PM (4a+k3)
---
I thought you were supposed to drink it...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 09, 2024 02:41 PM


Like pudding, embrace the power of AND.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 09, 2024 02:45 PM (a3Q+t)

84 Been thinking last few days how the Eff Bee Eye turned into the Deep State, so much for the oath of office they must have.

Posted by: Skip at May 09, 2024 02:46 PM (fwDg9)

85 Joe Mannix: "And now they're all useless"

RE "algorithm: I laugh whenever that's thrown out as legitimate. It's programming. Done by humans. Humans with outrageous bias and intent.

I see "algorithm" WRT Google et al. and I read GIGO.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at May 09, 2024 02:46 PM (aXxgO)

86 Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at May 09, 2024 02:45 PM

Whatever they're on, they've exceeded the LD50 dose.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 09, 2024 02:47 PM (Wnv9h)

87 "over a decent, kind person who is an extraordinarily capable public servant."

I appreciate DU giving me a chuckle over than so "decent
and capable woman", Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 09, 2024 02:48 PM (XkYcA)

88 Christian think tank Trinity Forum and the National Association of Evangelicals are platforming a radical LGBTQ+ activist as an expert in Christianity in public life

-
Just what are they evangelizing?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I've Been Through the Desert On a Horse With No Shame at May 09, 2024 02:48 PM (L/fGl)

89 DU is an op designed to keep the barking mad seals clapping.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 09, 2024 02:48 PM (tT6L1)

90 81 Watching HRC on MSNBC and I feel a sense of loss for America and the World with having her presidency stolen by Russia, the right wing, our dirty media who kept talking about her emails, the electoral college, sexism, and the non stop selling of the meme, “people just don’t like her” even though she was very popular as Sec. of State. The world would not have had the 14 million dead from C-19 if she had been in the White House.

evidenced, no doubt, by the massive ratings for "the west wing".

Posted by: anachronda at May 09, 2024 02:48 PM (v3pYe)

91 The FBI should be split into 2 separate groups. 1. A law enforcement advisory and research group without law enforcement powers. 2. A Bureau of Federal Investigations whose primary and sole charge is to root out corruption and lawbreaking in the Federal government, contractors, NGOs, etc.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 09, 2024 02:35 PM (IG4Id)
++++
The entirety of federal LE and IC should be dissolved and remade into six new agencies:
1. Interstate law enforcement. Limited mandate.
2. Domestic intelligence. Tiny, very restrictive mandate
3. Foreign intelligence. Broader mandate, but strictly foreign. No overlap.
4. Military intelligence. Broad mandate, but only for military operations.
5. Internal Affairs. Extremely broad mandate to investigate and uncover misbehavior within the other four agencies. Its staff must *not* come from any of the other four, and at least 50% of the staff and leadership must come from private industry or non-federal police agencies. Agent base wages are modest, with large bounties paid for wrongdoing found and prosecuted. It will be corrupt as hell and extremely abusive, but that corruption and abuse will be turned on the others, not on me.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 02:49 PM (d04cU)

92 I'm up in the hills reporting for my training, where is everyone Maxine said would be here?

Posted by: Archer at May 09, 2024 02:49 PM (eElvz)

93 86 Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at May 09, 2024 02:45 PM

Whatever they're on, they've exceeded the LD50 dose.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState

That thread had 42 posts...lots of deranged Lefties out there (and probably many bots, Feds and Clinton Crime Family paid shills). A little bit of schadenboner fuel for the Horde...it made me laugh.

Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at May 09, 2024 02:49 PM (JCZqz)

94 To help pay for the new FBI building Trump could order the agents to do the janitorial and groundskeeping duties. And window washing. There's nobody hired there yet so he can do that.

That will mean it will remain unoccupied for at least his four years.

Trump hasn't found torabora but he needs to.

Posted by: torabora at May 09, 2024 02:49 PM (0Gnoc)

95 "In coordination with the Department of Justice, the FBI recently implemented procedures to facilitate sharing information about foreign malign influence with social media companies in a way that reinforces that private companies are free to decide on their own whether and how to take action on that information."

It's up to you, private social media company, to decide if you are for the most powerful and least ethical organization that has ever existed on planet earth. We will infer your decision from your actions.

Posted by: Oglebay at May 09, 2024 02:50 PM (ogTiX)

96 ... Her and Al Gore. Gore who actually won. The world might be a better place today if SCOTUS had not installed Bush into the presidency. Gore was focused on climate change and 911 likely would have been prevented. ...
Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at May 09, 2024 02:45 PM (JCZqz)
++++
This one's broken. Send it back.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 02:50 PM (d04cU)

97 It's a few stories down now.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 09, 2024 02:34 PM (GBKbO)

Like a gay man under Islam.

Posted by: ... at May 09, 2024 02:50 PM (0gguK)

98 77 So that shit, Google put at the top of the results. The ad I was actually looking for? The one that just went viral?

Google just couldn't find it.
++++
Of course not. Lost it. Needle in a haystack.


mistakes were made.

Posted by: google at May 09, 2024 02:51 PM (v3pYe)

99
Good news citizens, the government is going to force AI generated content be labeled as being AI generated. So, if you recently saw a video of Joe Biden standing in a White House driveway and actual excrement appeared to be dropping from his pants?

That wasn't real. It stayed in his pants.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 09, 2024 02:51 PM (RKVpM)

100 I for one am more than willing to accept the ball-gag if the only other option is a bullet in the back of the neck.

- tech industry

It is not how many you bury but burying the right ones.

- every successful socialist at the start of their careert.

It is how many you bury.

- successful socialist at career peak

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at May 09, 2024 02:52 PM (50n2b)

101 Never forget Bubba snarked that his wife gets more pu55y than he does.

Posted by: torabora at May 09, 2024 02:53 PM (0Gnoc)

102 White House seeks 'do-over', cleans-up Biden's quotes and says Americans weapons are still being sent to Israel... but issues another warning about invading Rafah

Posted by: SMOD at May 09, 2024 02:53 PM (RHGPo)

103 92 I'm up in the hills reporting for my training, where is everyone Maxine said would be here?

Posted by: Archer at May 09, 2024 02:49 PM (eElvz)

Was that today?

Posted by: Piper at May 09, 2024 02:53 PM (pZEOD)

104 I'm up in the hills reporting for my training, where is everyone Maxine said would be here?
Posted by: Archer at May 09, 2024 02:49 PM (eElvz)
++++
In the FBI mobile command center, getting ready to come meet you?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 02:53 PM (d04cU)

105 My husband gets more dick than I do.

Posted by: Big Mike at May 09, 2024 02:54 PM (0Gnoc)

106 Extremely broad mandate to investigate and uncover misbehavior within the other four agencies. Its staff must *not* come from any of the other four, and at least 50% of the staff and leadership must come from private industry or non-federal police agencies. Agent base wages are modest, with large bounties paid for wrongdoing found and prosecuted.

-----

I'm with you to a point. But extend their mandate to all government employees. But make the bounties stupendous, and include all the property of the accused, and all his living family members who haven't turned stoolie - give them an incentive to serve up their own on a platter. And recruit 100% of them from Cossack police agencies. I want investigators who are handy with a knout and know how to interrogate with extreme prejudice.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 09, 2024 02:54 PM (0FoWg)

107 That wasn't real. It stayed in his pants.
Posted by: Divide by Zero
-------

We know it was fake - AI cannot make realistic shadow or mud castles.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at May 09, 2024 02:54 PM (50n2b)

108 I get that a crisis is a crisis is a crisis but is it me or do 9/11, the Financial Crisis, and COVID all have a veritable creepy shitload in common??

Posted by: ... at May 09, 2024 02:54 PM (0gguK)

109 I'm with you to a point. But extend their mandate to all government employees. But make the bounties stupendous, and include all the property of the accused, and all his living family members who haven't turned stoolie - give them an incentive to serve up their own on a platter. And recruit 100% of them from Cossack police agencies. I want investigators who are handy with a knout and know how to interrogate with extreme prejudice.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 09, 2024 02:54 PM (0FoWg)
++++
Those goes quite a bit further than my original vision, but this is why it behooves people to get a second set of eyes on things.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 02:55 PM (d04cU)

110 92 I'm up in the hills reporting for my training, where is everyone Maxine said would be here?

Posted by: Archer at May 09, 2024 02:49 PM (eElvz)

Are they alive with the sound of music?

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 09, 2024 02:55 PM (g7RA/)

111 FBI should only have an investigatory mandate, as originally intended.

All subsequent activity -- powers of confirmation of said investigation information provided by the FBI, arrest, prosecution, etc. should be conducted by local law enforcement (sheriffs) or U.S. Marshalls.

Posted by: ShainS -- Blood-Bath-and-Beyond angel investor at May 09, 2024 02:55 PM (GF54i)

112 Never forget Bubba snarked that his wife gets more pu55y than he does.
Posted by: torabora at May 09, 2024 02:53 PM


That's not what Trump said.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 09, 2024 02:56 PM (a3Q+t)

113 If I'm going to reform government agencies, the first thing I do: ban all SWAT teams.

Second thing I do: All Fed agencies have powers of arrest removed. They can work with local law enforcement if they need to get someone.

Sit back and watch agents decide they no longer want that job.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 09, 2024 02:56 PM (tT6L1)

114 That Epstein research guy said Google was already changing elections (was that 4, or 8 years ago?) with its censorship and shadow banning, along with their five pages of propaganda search results that hide real results.

They have only gotten worse, with even Twitter still doing some censorship (especially of anyone critical of China, I think).

Posted by: illiniwek at May 09, 2024 02:57 PM (Cus5s)

115 I see ShainS and I are on the same page.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 09, 2024 02:57 PM (tT6L1)

116 Was that today?

Did you not get the Outlook invite? Check your spam folder.

Posted by: Oddbob at May 09, 2024 02:57 PM (/y8xj)

117 i'd rather criminals go free then have the FBI.

Incompetent is the best thing I can say about the agency.

Posted by: Disgusted at May 09, 2024 02:57 PM (Z8Yh2)

118
If it took ace 20 minutes to find it, there's no way a black person, who doesn't even know what the word "computer" means according to Kathy Hochul, will view it.

Posted by: gauva at May 09, 2024 02:32 PM


There's already a video on X of a black male, on hands and knees, picking up a laptop and wondering what this strange contraption is - as Hochul talks in the background.

Thanks to Elon Muck tens of millions enjoyed the mockery. Maybe ace can find it.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 09, 2024 02:57 PM (RKVpM)

119 If I'm going to reform government agencies, the first thing I do: ban all SWAT teams.

Second thing I do: All Fed agencies have powers of arrest removed. They can work with local law enforcement if they need to get someone.

Sit back and watch agents decide they no longer want that job.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 09, 2024 02:56 PM (tT6L1)
++++
I like this, too. And one more thing to add to my prior list: when I say "all federal LE and IC," I mean *all* of it. No federal agency other than one of the new ones have any police powers whatsoever. No USDA cops. No IRS cops. No FDA or CDC cops. No armed enforcement officers of any kind, nobody with arrest powers of any kind.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 02:57 PM (d04cU)

120 Judge in Hunter Biden gun case did not commit suicide

Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 09, 2024 02:58 PM (5S+sK)

121 Cernovich @Cernovich
Trump needs a VP that will make him assassination proof. Anyone saying otherwise has no understanding of the time we are in. Tim Scott as VP? Trump's survivability will drop to zero. It's incredible to me that more don't understand this.

... so I guess this means we get Tom Cotton, JDVance, Lauren Boebert, Byron Donalds, Matt Gaetz, or Marjorie Taylor Greene

Posted by: SMOD at May 09, 2024 02:58 PM (RHGPo)

122 I'm up in the hills reporting for my training, where is everyone Maxine said would be here?

Posted by: Archer

Down the road a spell, at my militia neighbor's place.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * impious little sh*t at May 09, 2024 02:59 PM (i7KoL)

123 Judge in Hunter Biden gun case did not commit suicide

I presume H's intricate and sophisticated legal argument went something like "I'm Hunter BIDEN damn it!"

Posted by: Oddbob at May 09, 2024 03:00 PM (/y8xj)

124 The Middle Georgia ad c

Its funny under Trump the President was responsible for a virus leaking out of China, and under Shrub the president was literally responsible for the weather.

But under Biden? Even though he is openly looting the treasury and cranking the printing presses to warp speed Bidenflation is just a thing that happened that he is not to blame for...

Posted by: 18-1 at May 09, 2024 03:00 PM (ibTVg)

125 ***I think Trump likes brand names.***

Trump owned a casino he understands odds very well. The house always plays long term. Casino around here 'gives away' 50 to 100K almost every weekend. Gives money away on the hour, all you have to do is be there.

There are two positive ways to play the odds; one is to win, the other is not to lose. He plays both those odds to his advantage.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 09, 2024 03:00 PM (lCWOD)

126 and the non stop selling of the meme, “people just don’t like her” even though she was very popular as Sec. of State. The world would not have had the 14 million dead from C-19 if she had been in the White House.
*
evidenced, no doubt, by the massive ratings for "the west wing".
Posted by: anachronda at May 09, 2024


***
I suspect that DU poster was getting Madame Pantsuit confused with Tea Leoni in Madam Secretary. (Though how anybody could confuse those two, even back in 2014, is a mystery even Ellery Queen couldn't solve.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 09, 2024 03:00 PM (J2vNu)

127 IMO Trump should find a VP that he can hand a whole department to when the Senate refuses to seat his cabinet pick too so someone the left hates and someone with executive experience.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 09, 2024 03:01 PM (ibTVg)

128 I guess this means we get Tom Cotton, JDVance, Lauren Boebert, Byron Donalds, Matt Gaetz, or Marjorie Taylor Greene
Posted by: SMOD at May 09, 2024 02:58 PM (RHGPo)

I nominate myself. If I'm a heartbeat away from the Presidency, every shitheel in this regime will spend every waking moment trying to keep Donald Trump happy and healthy.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 09, 2024 03:01 PM (0FoWg)

129 EC and Congressional reapportionment need to be top issues, along with expanding the USSC to reflect the number of district courts.

Lol. The same assholes calling for the popular vote are the same ones decrying "populism"

Posted by: Halfhand at May 09, 2024 03:02 PM (NWTm7)

130 I nominate myself. If I'm a heartbeat away from the Presidency, every shitheel in this regime will spend every waking moment trying to keep Donald Trump happy and healthy.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 09, 2024 03:01 PM (0FoWg)
++++
"Assassination Insurance"
Old definition: VP is a bumbling retard nobody wants to be president.
New definition: VP is a ruthless head-smasher everyone is terrified of being president

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 03:03 PM (d04cU)

131 Off-topic but did Stormy Daniels say in sworn testimony that PDT fucked her? Like real sexual penetration?

And if so, was cross-examination allowed?

Posted by: Mr Gaga at May 09, 2024 03:03 PM (KiBMU)

132 I think Trump should be saying that the FBI HQ should be built in DC.

But first....

Posted by: blaster at May 09, 2024 03:03 PM (xhfG9)

133 I get that a crisis is a crisis is a crisis but is it me or do 9/11, the Financial Crisis, and COVID all have a veritable creepy shitload in common??
Posted by: ... at May 09, 2024 02:54 PM (
****
They all are massive attacks on America. Don't leave out The Steal.

Posted by: torabora at May 09, 2024 03:03 PM (0Gnoc)

134 so I guess this means we get Tom Cotton, JDVance, Lauren Boebert, Byron Donalds, Matt Gaetz, or Marjorie Taylor Greene
Posted by: SMOD at May 09, 2024 02:58 PM (RHGPo)


Alex Jones!

Posted by: Glenn John at May 09, 2024 03:03 PM (nvKZ7)

135 Her and Al Gore. Gore who actually won. The world might be a better place today if SCOTUS had not installed Bush into the presidency. Gore was focused on climate change and 911 likely would have been prevented.

Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at May 09, 2024 02:45 PM (JCZqz)

======

Gore won? What makes them say that? Was it the open book review of ballots in Florida?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 09, 2024 03:04 PM (GBKbO)

136 I nominate myself. If I'm a heartbeat away from the Presidency, every shitheel in this regime will spend every waking moment trying to keep Donald Trump happy and healthy.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 09, 2024 03:01 PM (0FoWg)

Only if you can also be WH press secretary and SecDef

Posted by: ... at May 09, 2024 03:04 PM (0gguK)

137 Off-topic but did Stormy Daniels say in sworn testimony that PDT fucked her? Like real sexual penetration?

Didn't she say in a sworn statement that she did not have sex with him previously.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 09, 2024 03:04 PM (ibTVg)

138 But hey, Ralph Northam's ad showing a Gillespi voter using his Confederate-flag-bearing truck to run over black people was totally fine.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at May 09, 2024 03:04 PM (/nCD+)

139 Posted by: 18-1 at May 09, 2024 03:04 PM (ibTVg)

She's changed her story.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 09, 2024 03:05 PM (XkYcA)

140 But hey, Ralph Northam's ad showing a Gillespi voter using his Confederate-flag-bearing truck to run over black people was totally fine.

Did Northam use his own truck in the ad?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 09, 2024 03:05 PM (ibTVg)

141 IMO Trump should find a VP that he can hand a whole department to when the Senate refuses to seat his cabinet pick too so someone the left hates and someone with executive experience.
Posted by: 18-1


I'm still not sure how that advise and consent thing actually has any teeth to it. Didn't Bush have some interim directors for a year or two?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 09, 2024 03:05 PM (IG4Id)

142 She's changed her story.

Isn't that a literal crime?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 09, 2024 03:05 PM (ibTVg)

143 141 I'm still not sure how that advise and consent thing actually has any teeth to it. Didn't Bush have some interim directors for a year or two?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 09, 2024 03:05 PM (IG4Id)

=======

Recess appointments get the post for a year.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 09, 2024 03:05 PM (GBKbO)

144
There's already a video on X of a black male, on hands and knees, picking up a laptop and wondering what this strange contraption is - as Hochul talks in the background.

2024 - A Space Odyssey

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 09, 2024 03:06 PM (63Dwl)

145 I'm still not sure how that advise and consent thing actually has any teeth to it. Didn't Bush have some interim directors for a year or two?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 09, 2024 03:05 PM (IG4Id)

=======

In addition, without an appointed head, there does enter an interim director, but they just tend to be the second in command under the previous political appointee.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 09, 2024 03:06 PM (GBKbO)

146 121 Cernovich @Cernovich
Trump needs a VP that will make him assassination proof. Anyone saying otherwise has no understanding of the time we are in. Tim Scott as VP? Trump's survivability will drop to zero. It's incredible to me that more don't understand this.

... so I guess this means we get Tom Cotton, JDVance, Lauren Boebert, Byron Donalds, Matt Gaetz, or Marjorie Taylor Greene
Posted by: SMOD at May 09, 2024 02:58 PM (RHGPo)
______
Alex Jones.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 09, 2024 03:06 PM (1bNHn)

147 I expect worse to be installed:

@IraStoll 1h
Abrupt exit leaves Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Penn (4 of 8 Ivies) looking for permanent leaders.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 09, 2024 03:07 PM (IG4Id)

148
I'm still not sure how that advise and consent thing actually has any teeth to it. Didn't Bush have some interim directors for a year or two?


The threat alone might be enough here...

Appoint former congressman Joe Magaguy as my head of HUD or I'll put VP MTG on it...

Posted by: 18-1 at May 09, 2024 03:08 PM (ibTVg)

149 In coordination with the Department of Justice, the FBI recently implemented procedures to facilitate sharing information about foreign malign influence with social media companies in a way that reinforces that private companies are free to decide on their own whether and how to take action on that information.



FCC: Nice broadcast network you have there. Shame if something happened to your licensing....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 09, 2024 03:08 PM (n+4am)

150 I expect worse to be installed:

@IraStoll 1h
Abrupt exit leaves Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Penn (4 of 8 Ivies) looking for permanent leaders.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 09, 2024 03:07 PM (IG4Id)
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Dean Wormer, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at May 09, 2024 03:08 PM (Be/+i)

151 5. Internal Affairs. Extremely broad mandate to investigate and uncover misbehavior within the other four agencies. Its staff must *not* come from any of the other four, and at least 50% of the staff and leadership must come from private industry or non-federal police agencies. Agent base wages are modest, with large bounties paid for wrongdoing found and prosecuted. It will be corrupt as hell and extremely abusive, but that corruption and abuse will be turned on the others, not on me.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 02:49 PM (d04cU)

As long as we're talking about things that will never happen:
I want #5 to be empowered to entrap agents at the other agencies. Won't be prosecutable for crimes, but will be grounds for firing.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at May 09, 2024 03:08 PM (N1tpc)

152
Gore won? What makes them say that? Was it the open book review of ballots in Florida?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 09, 2024


I think it was the New York Times that sent someone to Florida to conduct a hand recount and three months later came back empty-handed. For some inexplicable reason it did not make front page news.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 09, 2024 03:08 PM (RKVpM)

153 I expect worse to be installed:

@IraStoll 1h
Abrupt exit leaves Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Penn (4 of 8 Ivies) looking for permanent leaders.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 09, 2024 03:07 PM (IG4Id)
++++
Absolutely. They're going to put the biology and medicine departments on cloning Stalin or Mao to take the job. A guy who can *really* get it done.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 03:08 PM (d04cU)

154 I expect worse to be installed:

@IraStoll 1h
Abrupt exit leaves Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Penn (4 of 8 Ivies) looking for permanent leaders.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 09, 2024 03:07 PM (IG4Id)

All those Hamas leaders over in Qatar are likely looking for work...

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at May 09, 2024 03:08 PM (/nCD+)

155 "Update: Google slaps a major warning on this ad from last year."

And it's age protected and requires a signed in Google account to view. Can't even get to the warning without that.

They'll try every dirty trick in the book.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at May 09, 2024 03:09 PM (O7YUW)

156 152 I think it was the New York Times that sent someone to Florida to conduct a hand recount and three months later came back empty-handed. For some inexplicable reason it did not make front page news.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 09, 2024 03:08 PM (RKVpM)

======

Are they insurrectionists for questioning elections?

Should the NYT be jailed?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 09, 2024 03:09 PM (GBKbO)

157 Appears that X will be a big player in this election.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 09, 2024 03:09 PM (lCWOD)

158 I'm nominate Cyrus the Virus for VP.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 09, 2024 03:09 PM (a3Q+t)

159 I nominate myself. If I'm a heartbeat away from the Presidency, every shitheel in this regime will spend every waking moment trying to keep Donald Trump happy and healthy.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 09, 2024 03:01 PM (0FoWg)
++++
"Assassination Insurance"
Old definition: VP is a bumbling retard nobody wants to be president.
New definition: VP is a ruthless head-smasher everyone is terrified of being president
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 03:03 PM (d04cU)

I nominate me for Speaker of the House. Just in case they get uppity and take out YD.

As long as I don't have to go to DC and do any Speakering, I mean.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 09, 2024 03:10 PM (dGCAG)

160 Cernovich @Cernovich
Trump needs a VP that will make him assassination proof. Anyone saying otherwise has no understanding of the time we are in. Tim Scott as VP? Trump's survivability will drop to zero. It's incredible to me that more don't understand this.

--------------

Since we're now in a post-constitutional world, I nominate Bukele, Milei, or Orban.

/only half-joking

Posted by: ShainS -- Blood-Bath-and-Beyond angel investor at May 09, 2024 03:10 PM (rgCCE)

161 I think it was the New York Times that sent someone to Florida to conduct a hand recount and three months later came back empty-handed. For some inexplicable reason it did not make front page news.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 09, 2024 03:08 PM (RKVpM)

Not just empty handed.

NYTimes, 04Apr21: "The Miami Herald and USA Today reported in Wednesday's papers that Mr. Bush would have expanded his 537-vote margin of victory to 1,665 votes if the recount ordered by the Florida Supreme Court had gone ahead under the most inclusive standards, where even partial punches and dimples were counted as votes."

https://tinyurl.com/yw56nrn5

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at May 09, 2024 03:10 PM (/nCD+)

162 Starting to worry a bit on the Trump papers set up, seeing Marxists are getting fired up

Posted by: Skip at May 09, 2024 03:10 PM (fwDg9)

163 Yeah the Dems are really afraid of stealing the election because some silly new laws were enacted in Georgia and Arizona.

Posted by: Montec at May 09, 2024 03:11 PM (Y6Wgg)

164 I'm still not sure how that advise and consent thing actually has any teeth to it. Didn't Bush have some interim directors for a year or two?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 09, 2024 03:05 PM (IG4Id)
++++
Recess appointments are time-limited, but that's not the problem.

The reason we don't have recess appointments anymore is that the congress never recesses anymore. All of the so-called "recesses" in recent memory (going back to the first Obama Administration, I think, when the Republicans tried it and it worked) aren't real recesses. Most people go home, but someone draws the short straw and stays behind. The houses never formally recess and they're all technically still in session.

No recesses, no recess appointments.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 03:11 PM (d04cU)

165 I guess this means we get Tom Cotton, JDVance, Lauren Boebert, Byron Donalds, Matt Gaetz, or Marjorie Taylor Greene
Posted by: SMOD at May 09, 2024 02:58 PM (RHGPo)

I nominate myself. If I'm a heartbeat away from the Presidency, every shitheel in this regime will spend every waking moment trying to keep Donald Trump happy and healthy.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


Would your first act as President be ordering a nuclear strike on DC?

If not, pass, you squish.

Posted by: Brother Tim sez Nick Saban for President! at May 09, 2024 03:11 PM (OUMaO)

166
2024 - A Space Odyssey

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 09, 2024 03:06 PM


Yeah, that's it. I suspected it was fashioned after that opening scene.

It's the sort of cruel humiliation of a (D) that ace would enjoy.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 09, 2024 03:11 PM (RKVpM)

167 127 IMO Trump should find a VP that he can hand a whole department to when the Senate refuses to seat his cabinet pick too so someone the left hates and someone with executive experience.
Posted by: 18-1
------------------------

When he starts pulling security clearances things will change.
Quickly.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 09, 2024 03:12 PM (lCWOD)

168 Odds any of the 4 will hire a straight white male for the position?

Zero. Point. Zero.

Posted by: Montec at May 09, 2024 03:13 PM (Y6Wgg)

169 You don't Drain The Swamp by continuing to concentrate all federal functions in Washington D.C. We now have telecommunications sufficient to handle 99.9% of all situations of interaction between different agencies. You don't need to be next door, in the same city or even the same time zone. Divest the wealth of stable government jobs across the U.S. Bring the diversity of having federal employees interact with actual Americans on a day to day basis, living in real cities with people who have to live by the rules and regulations made by these agencies. If Trump doesn't understand these principles, he shouldn't be anywhere near the White House.

Posted by: jwest at May 09, 2024 03:13 PM (VP9ao)

170 Yeah, that's it. I suspected it was fashioned after that opening scene.

It's the sort of cruel humiliation of a (D) that ace would enjoy.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 09, 2024 03:11 PM (RKVpM)
-----------
I'm surprised that the videographer didn't fall over from laughter.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at May 09, 2024 03:13 PM (Be/+i)

171 I nominate me for Speaker of the House. Just in case they get uppity and take out YD.

As long as I don't have to go to DC and do any Speakering, I mean.
Posted by: BurtTC

I was going with Garrett, but he’s well suited to president pro tempore

Posted by: Kratwurst at May 09, 2024 03:14 PM (nIRE6)

172 I expect worse to be installed:

@IraStoll 1h
Abrupt exit leaves Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Penn (4 of 8 Ivies) looking for permanent leaders.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 09, 2024 03:07 PM (IG4Id)
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Dean Wormer, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at May 09, 2024 03:08 PM (Be/+i)

You know what they say, if the place is running just fine after the leader is shitcanned, then that person was NOT the leader.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 09, 2024 03:14 PM (dGCAG)

173 If by some miracle Trump does win, his admin will be populated by DC insiders. There will be no swap Draining, just like last time.

Posted by: Montec at May 09, 2024 03:14 PM (Y6Wgg)

174 Would your first act as President be ordering a nuclear strike on DC?
-----
Not divulging details.

But I would remind every last one of them that if Trump is killed, jailed, or decides to retire, then every single person in the FedGov will meet a fate that makes the living envy the dead.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 09, 2024 03:14 PM (0FoWg)

175
My official pronunciations have the force and legitimacy of a recently chronically unemployed third rate actor / "comedian" and my many followers, who wait for my opinions before they ado anything.

Posted by: Auspex at May 09, 2024 03:14 PM (j4U/Z)

176 We do not need Republican Cory Booker as VP.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 09, 2024 03:15 PM (pbje+)

177 It's the sort of cruel humiliation of a (D) that ace would enjoy.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 09, 2024 03:11 PM


Bob Dole wouldn't need Bob Dole if he could tap into the schadenboner effect that cruel humiliation of a (D) has around here.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 09, 2024 03:15 PM (a3Q+t)

178 We do not need Republican Cory Booker as VP.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 09, 2024 03:15 PM (pbje+)
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Porcus ex grege diaboli.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at May 09, 2024 03:16 PM (Be/+i)

179 We do not need Republican Cory Booker as VP.
Posted by: Tom Servo

You have something against fierce heterosexuals?

Posted by: Kratwurst at May 09, 2024 03:16 PM (oQmdr)

180 Divest the wealth of stable government jobs across the U.S. Bring the diversity of having federal employees interact with actual Americans on a day to day basis, living in real cities with people who have to live by the rules and regulations made by these agencies. If Trump doesn't understand these principles, he shouldn't be anywhere near the White House.
Posted by: jwest


I wonder about the feasibility of adopting the military's "'up or out" maximum fed employment restriction. You get 7 years and then you're done. Careerism leads to fiefdoms and permanent bureaucracy.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 09, 2024 03:17 PM (IG4Id)

181 Dean Wormer, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at May 09, 2024 03:08 PM (Be/+i)

Look, we're not going to sit here and listen to you bad mouth the United States of America!

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 09, 2024 03:18 PM (RFpKf)

182 This lounging bikini Asian is happy because she doesn't read any news:
http://tiny.cc/j0y0yz

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 03:18 PM (d04cU)

183 One of the things that most displeases me about Trump is his championing the billion dollar FBI office

We have a perfectly usable building already. Adding bars to the windows can be done for far less than a billion dollars.

Posted by: t-bird at May 09, 2024 03:18 PM (CvZqk)

184 Speaking of Trump and Stormy here's another winning letter from somebody writing to the NY Post-who doesn't like Republicans, Christians or Trump voters:

"But that's the great thing about America, you can entertain whatever delusions you like about your political hero and go out and vote for a lying adulterer and somehow still manage to sleep at night."

Kimball Shinkoskey-Woods Cross, Utah

He is apparently some sort of political writer and essayist-not your "average guy" who doesn't put pen to paper on political topics.

Dear Kimball,

Whether or not Trump had adulterous relations with a porn star does not affect my vote. I'm not electing someone to be the Head of the Knights of Columbus

P.S. My sleep is not affected by voting Trump over Biden, but thanks for your concern.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 09, 2024 03:18 PM (XkYcA)

185 I nominate me for Speaker of the House. Just in case they get uppity and take out YD.

As long as I don't have to go to DC and do any Speakering, I mean.
Posted by: BurtTC

I was going with Garrett, but he’s well suited to president pro tempore
Posted by: Kratwurst at May 09, 2024 03:14 PM (nIRE6)

I'll be a fair and judicious Speaker. My only rules:

1. Any bill more than one page long isn't going on the floor.
2. Any bill asking for more money isn't going on the floor.
C. Any bill that WILL get to the floor MUST contain at least one department/agency/bureau that is to be eliminated.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 09, 2024 03:18 PM (dGCAG)

186 Gore was focused on climate change and 911 likely would have been prevented.
______________

Uh ... how?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 09, 2024 03:18 PM (YqDXo)

187 Trump's VP needs to be someone who:

1. Isn't a FL resident.
2. Wasn't born outside the US.
3. Isn't a recent Democrat who voted for Bernie effing Sanders.
4. Doesn't shoot puppies, double down on shooting puppies, and then talk about shooting the current President's dogs.
5. Hasn't bashed Trump.

Who does that leave? Tim Scott?

Posted by: Anti-Faucist at May 09, 2024 03:19 PM (qUkBO)

188 Uh ... how?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 09, 2024 03:18 PM (YqDXo)
++++
By tackling climate change. Duh.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 03:19 PM (d04cU)

189 Vote Trump!
The FBI doesn't want you too.

Posted by: DaveA at May 09, 2024 03:20 PM (FhXTo)

190
Debra Messing and Susan Sarandon are also articulate observers of the political scene, no Trump VP selection process would be complete without their vetting.

Posted by: Auspex at May 09, 2024 03:20 PM (j4U/Z)

191 This lounging bikini Asian is happy because she doesn't read any news:
http://tiny.cc/j0y0yz
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 03:18 PM (d04cU)
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No visible tattoos - good
Can't tell if she has a thing in her navel.
Sunglasses disguise her eyes.

Bangability status: indeterminate.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at May 09, 2024 03:20 PM (Be/+i)

192 This lounging bikini Asian is happy because she doesn't read any news:
http://tiny.cc/j0y0yz
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 09, 2024 03:18 PM


One of your best submissions yet! 10/10!

Posted by: Quentin T. at May 09, 2024 03:20 PM (a3Q+t)

193 One of the things that most displeases me about Trump is his championing the billion dollar FBI office
---------
We have a perfectly usable building already. Adding bars to the windows can be done for far less than a billion dollars.
Posted by: t-bird at May 09, 2024 03:18 PM (CvZqk)

Ok, one spending increase I will approve: Placing a trebuchet on top of the Hoover building.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 09, 2024 03:20 PM (dGCAG)

194 Nominate me for FBI director. I promise that democrat operative doors will be kicked in at 3:30am the day after Trump is sworn in. Screaming kids held at gunpoint will watch their fathers getting chained and led off to solitary cells to rot for years before having a hearing. Anyone who so much as raised their eyes in passing will be investigated (and indicted) for anything they conceivably could have done from late high school on. The totally innocent ones will be lucky to only be defamed and bankrupted. Yes, I'm the guy for the job.

Posted by: jwest at May 09, 2024 03:20 PM (VP9ao)

195 >Cernovich @Cernovich
Trump needs a VP that will make him assassination proof. Anyone saying otherwise has no understanding of the time we are in. Tim Scott as VP? Trump's survivability will drop to zero. It's incredible to me that more don't understand this.

General Flynn

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 09, 2024 03:21 PM (cf/0E)

196 I would like to nominate myself for head of the FCC.

I don't expect to have much to do once within an hour of appointment I shut down ABC, NBC, FNC, etc and just run The View 24/7 on National Public TV, which won't so much be "discussion" anymore as mudwrestling between Karen Gillan, Anna Kendrick and a hearty rotation of Mannix Girls.

Posted by: ... at May 09, 2024 03:22 PM (0gguK)

197 Uh ... how?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 09, 2024 03:18 PM (YqDXo)

The government would have called it off.

Posted by: ... at May 09, 2024 03:23 PM (0gguK)

198 Divest the wealth of stable government jobs across the U.S.

I think that’s the opposite. We should concentrate all federal workers in the same swamp. Otherwise, all we’d be doing is subverting red districts by sending them a lot of blue voters.

It’s the politicians who should be spread to the hinterlands. Senators and reps should be required to stay in their district. No more complaining about the cost of living in DC, no more cocktail culture, and no more concentration of representatives in one place for grifters to focus on.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at May 09, 2024 03:23 PM (EXyHK)

199 195 >Cernovich @Cernovich
Trump needs a VP that will make him assassination proof. Anyone saying otherwise has no understanding of the time we are in. Tim Scott as VP? Trump's survivability will drop to zero. It's incredible to me that more don't understand this.

General Flynn
Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 09, 2024 03:21 PM (cf/0E)

+++++

If George Santos is VP it might actually be possible to vote for Trump.

Posted by: Oglebay at May 09, 2024 03:23 PM (ogTiX)

200 Yeah the Dems are really afraid of stealing the election because some silly new laws were enacted in Georgia and Arizona.

Posted by: Montec at May 09, 2024 03:11 PM (Y6Wgg)

-----------------

"State legislature-passed election laws have no standing! Next?"

Posted by: ShainS -- Blood-Bath-and-Beyond angel investor at May 09, 2024 03:23 PM (JKuOo)

201 Ok, one spending increase I will approve: Placing a trebuchet on top of the Hoover building.
Posted by: BurtTC

Would you consider decimation in its original meaning as an alternate departmental fate? You’re going to need to reach across the aisle here and there.

Posted by: Kratwurst at May 09, 2024 03:23 PM (oQmdr)

202 Byron Donalds for VP, first real Black man in the White House, capable to the job and capable in ascendancy.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 09, 2024 03:23 PM (lCWOD)

203 Trump's VP needs to be someone who:

1. Isn't a FL resident.
2. Wasn't born outside the US.
3. Isn't a recent Democrat who voted for Bernie effing Sanders.
4. Doesn't shoot puppies, double down on shooting puppies, and then talk about shooting the current President's dogs.
5. Hasn't bashed Trump.

Who does that leave? Tim Scott?
Posted by: Anti-Faucist at May 09, 2024 03:19 PM (qUkBO)

Doug "No, I Didn't Carve Mt. Rushmore" Burgum, tanned, rested, and ready.

Well, he's a vampire, so not tanned.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 09, 2024 03:23 PM (dGCAG)

204 nood failure theater

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 09, 2024 03:24 PM (GBKbO)

205 I still think Kari Lake would be a good VP pick, someone else who got whacked by the Deep State Marxists

Posted by: Skip at May 09, 2024 03:24 PM (fwDg9)

206 It’s the politicians who should be spread to the hinterlands. Senators and reps should be required to stay in their district. No more complaining about the cost of living in DC, no more cocktail culture, and no more concentration of representatives in one place for grifters to focus on.
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at May 09, 2024 03:23 PM (EXyHK)


As we found out, it's not the politicians running the show.

Posted by: jwest at May 09, 2024 03:24 PM (VP9ao)

207 I am amused that whether or not Trump had sex with a porn star is an important measure of his presidential stature, but whether or not Biden sexually assaulted a staffer or...his own daughter...are not.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 09, 2024 03:24 PM (ibTVg)

208 I'm not electing someone to be the Head of the Knights of Columbus
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 09, 2024 03:18 PM


According to Star Fleet Archives, one should be Roman Catholic and a member of the Knights of Columbus to vote for their Head.

Posted by: Wesley Crusher at May 09, 2024 03:24 PM (a3Q+t)

209 "Who does that leave? Tim Scott?
Posted by: Anti-Faucist at May 09, 2024 03:19 PM (qUkBO)

Doug "No, I Didn't Carve Mt. Rushmore" Burgum, tanned, rested, and ready."

I believe Mitt Burgum said he wouldn't do business with Trump because "people judge you by the company you keep." Next?

Posted by: Anti-Faucist at May 09, 2024 03:25 PM (qUkBO)

210 Would you consider decimation in its original meaning as an alternate departmental fate? You’re going to need to reach across the aisle here and there.
Posted by: Kratwurst at May 09, 2024 03:23 PM (oQmdr)

Only for Interior.

Every other agency/department/etc... off the roof you go.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 09, 2024 03:26 PM (dGCAG)

211 As we found out, it's not the politicians running the show.

Very true. Another good reason for not spreading the deep state into red or purple districts.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at May 09, 2024 03:27 PM (EXyHK)

212 207 I am amused that whether or not Trump had sex with a porn star is an important measure of his presidential stature, but whether or not Biden sexually assaulted a staffer or...his own daughter...are not.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 09, 2024 03:24 PM (ibTVg)
-----
Not sure if you'd heard, but Trump also said "Pussy" once.

Posted by: ballistic at May 09, 2024 03:28 PM (oqH4h)

213 you think ? could have fooled me ... seems like you emote more than you think ...

and you mind read Trump ... which is of course simply you projecting negatives on Trump, not what he is actually thinking or saying ...

still hurting over the DeSantis flameout ...

Posted by: The Dark Lord at May 09, 2024 03:30 PM (DBAaD)

214 That guy aware that Biden cheated on his wife with Jill? In fact it is at least possible she killed herself and tried to kill the kids because she found out about it

Posted by: steevy at May 09, 2024 03:31 PM (FQmDC)

215 I see we are willowed

Posted by: Skip at May 09, 2024 03:32 PM (fwDg9)

216 Nood Cheney...

Posted by: 18-1 at May 09, 2024 03:33 PM (ibTVg)

217 Only for Interior.

Every other agency/department/etc... off the roof you go.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 09, 2024 03:26 PM (dGCAG)

------------

Bimate?

Posted by: ShainS -- Blood-Bath-and-Beyond angel investor at May 09, 2024 03:36 PM (JKuOo)

218 I'm surprised that the videographer didn't fall over from laughter.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at May 09, 2024 03:13 PM (Be/+i)

He probably set the camera up on a tripod, set up the shot and did it. More than likely a few times. Then, during editing, keyed in the idiot governor's video. Her audio was, probably, being played during the shoot so he could meet the various cues for his reaction.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at May 09, 2024 03:50 PM (iODuv)

219 “Doc, AstraZeneca made a headline today, pulling the vaccine. They say it’s because the demand curve isn’t there anymore. Others suggest it’s due to the inferiority of their product. What’s your take?”

“They were very effective for what they were supposed to be used for, which was preventing severe disease and hospitalization or deaths. That’s what the vaccines were studied to do in this country, and that’s what they did,” “Scarf Lady” Dr. Deborah Birx answered.

... I wonder how long Brix spent with her lawyer coming up with that line.

If the vaccines were for "preventing severe disease and hospitalization or deaths", why the need for mandated vaccinations ? Mandating vaccines only makes sense if they can stop transmission.

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