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Chuck Schumer Schemes to Strip Away Trump's Presidential Immunity So That His Corrupt Democrat Prosecutors Can Continue Hounding the Once and Future President

Of course. Of course.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has a new plan to ensure Donald Trump spends the rest of his days in prison. Amid the battle over Joe Biden's senility among Democrats, Schumer moved to a different topic, pledging to legislatively declare Trump's actions surrounding January 6th as "unofficial."

That comes after the Supreme Court delivered a mixed opinion on the matter in late June, stating that "official" acts are indeed subject to presidential immunity while "unofficial" acts are not. That set up a long legal battle whereby the special counsel prosecuting Trump must litigate each action to determine what category they fall under.


Naturally, Democrats were not pleased because the development all but ensured the former president would not go to trial before Election Day. With the other cases against Trump facing similar delays, their desired knock-out blow had been thwarted.

...

I have no idea what constitutional power Schumer believes he has that would allow such a gambit to even begin to pass muster.

Schumer claims Congress has the power to "regulate the courts," so he and his Democrat conspirators can overrule court decisions as they like.

Schumer emphasized Congress's constitutional authority to regulate the judiciary, stating that the new legislation would redefine certain presidential actions as "unofficial acts." This reclassification would make these actions ineligible for immunity from criminal prosecution, directly challenging the Supreme Court's recent 6-3 decision.

...

The Senate Majority Leader declared his intent to collaborate with colleagues on the legislation, asserting, "We're doing this because we believe that in America, no president should be free to overturn an election against the will of the people, no matter what the conservative justices may believe."

If that were true, then Congress could overturn any court decision. So they entire leftwing project to write the law from judges' benches can be undone with a law that says that Congressional law has primacy over judge-made law.

We'll keep that in mind, Chuck!

Remember, guys, Trump's prosecutions have absolutely nothing to do with Democrat politicians' urgent need to Defeat Trump By Other Means. That's just a conspiracy theory, You Racists. These upstanding prosecutors, who we should all Thank For Their Service, are making these decisions without any eye to political advantage at all, and with no coordination whatsoever with Biden, Biden's handlers and puppeteers, and DNC officials.

Posted by: Disinformation Expert Ace at 04:37 PM




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1 firesrt

Posted by: blaster at July 09, 2024 04:38 PM (xhfG9)

2 Foist

Posted by: Common Tater at July 09, 2024 04:39 PM (UTD5a)

3 YASSS! I'll go get the others.

Posted by: blaster at July 09, 2024 04:39 PM (xhfG9)

4 I've returned. Yes, I know, damnit.

Posted by: L - If they'll do it with you, they'll do it to you, too at July 09, 2024 04:39 PM (NFX2v)

5 It sounds a bit like a bill of attainder.

Posted by: Eeyore at July 09, 2024 04:39 PM (1bNHn)

6 Schumer is the Senator from Goldman Sachs. Fuck the Kingdom of SoDiNY.

Posted by: Pudinhead at July 09, 2024 04:40 PM (n17eQ)

7 Not Amy Schumer then??

Posted by: andycanuck (Jh5b+) at July 09, 2024 04:40 PM (Jh5b+)

8 Remember, guys, Trump's prosecutions have absolutely nothing to do with Democrat politicians' urgent need to Defeat Trump By Other Means. That's just a conspiracy theory, You Racists. These upstanding prosecutors, who we should all Thank For Their Service, are making these decisions without any eye to political advantage at all, and with no coordination whatsoever with Biden, Biden's handlers and puppeteers, and DNC officials.

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What happened to judicial rulings being the law of the land?

I seem to remember it being some kind of catchphrase in the 2011-2012 period.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 04:41 PM (GBKbO)

9 Did you see this, Ace?

NPR, POLITICS
Ahead of the Republican Convention, Nikki Haley tells her delegates to vote for Trump
JULY 9, 2024

Posted by: L - If they'll do it with you, they'll do it to you, too at July 09, 2024 04:41 PM (NFX2v)

10 He'd need 2/3 of the Senate.

Posted by: garrett at July 09, 2024 04:41 PM (DQcg+)

11 There is no more law.

There is only will to power.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at July 09, 2024 04:41 PM (N1DT3)

12 "Schumer claims Congress has the power to "regulate the courts,"

His wet dream.

Posted by: fd at July 09, 2024 04:42 PM (vFG9F)

13 How many of the things emdare looking to overturn can boomerang ad hit their last 3 prrsidents?

And fuck it, time to make waves that Barkey dronned an American citizen and needs to be held to account. If Dems want to play Mutually Assured Destruction its time they start taking losses.

Posted by: Bete at July 09, 2024 04:42 PM (LX4y3)

14 ...or, the House to go along with a Majority in the Senate if he tried to go via Legislation.

He's talking out his ass.

Posted by: garrett at July 09, 2024 04:43 PM (DQcg+)

15 What happened to judicial rulings being the law of the land?

The wrong people started winning in the courts.

Posted by: Its Always Been This Way at July 09, 2024 04:43 PM (1ix40)

16 The left never sleeps, gives up or gives in. If Trump overcomes the fraud he needs to go medieval on these fuckers. Let them litigate their grievances from Gitmo in a goddamn cage.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 09, 2024 04:43 PM (Q4IgG)

17 Have the House pass a resolution declaring Trump’s actions on J6 as official actions of the Presidential office.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at July 09, 2024 04:43 PM (gZ3KO)

18 Schumer is one evil looking man.
Vile, even.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at July 09, 2024 04:43 PM (MeG8a)

19 Democrats are throwing shit at the fan as fast and furious as possible. See what sticks. See what splatters. They don't care if they get shit on themselves as long as Trump get a little teensy bit.

These assholes would throw their own children in the volcano if it meant Trump lost in November.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 09, 2024 04:43 PM (eyhcE)

20 But muh democracy!

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at July 09, 2024 04:43 PM (w6EFb)

21 Keep pissin up that rope ,Chuck.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 09, 2024 04:43 PM (5MvGY)

22 This is to whip the mental defectives into a frenzy.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at July 09, 2024 04:44 PM (qZEuM)

23 Blue Anon is really trying to make a connection between Trump and Epstein a thing all of a sudden.

They drudging up anonymous and previously dropped lawsuits from 2016 which describe Trump forcing young girls into having lesbian sex with Epstein there.

I wonder why this is coming up and not, you know...during Trump's presidency?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 04:44 PM (GBKbO)

24 If that were true, then Congress could overturn any court decision. So they entire leftwing project to write the law from judges' benches can be undone with a law that says that Congressional law has primacy over judge-made law.

It *is* true. There has never been a Republican with the guts to do it though and most SC decisions favor the left.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 09, 2024 04:44 PM (oZhjI)

25 Ain't gonna work. Ex post facto laws never pass muster with SCOTUS.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at July 09, 2024 04:44 PM (QNSds)

26 Nikki Haley tells her delegates to vote for Trump
JULY 9, 2024

That's like telling your cats not to scratch the furniture. Most of 'em were Dems.

Posted by: Peaches at July 09, 2024 04:44 PM (14URa)

27 15 What happened to judicial rulings being the law of the land?

The wrong people started winning in the courts.
Posted by: Its Always Been This Way at July 09, 2024 04:43 PM (1ix40)

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That doesn't sound like a healthy way to run a constitutional republic.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 04:44 PM (GBKbO)

28 in't gonna work. Ex post facto laws never pass muster with SCOTUS.

Posted by: Mister Scott


It only has to work until election day.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at July 09, 2024 04:45 PM (lTGtQ)

29 "Schumer is one evil looking man.
Vile, even.
Posted by: gourmand du jour"

I'd say he's a slimy creature like you find living under a rock but that's an insult to slimy creatures who live under rocks.

Posted by: fd at July 09, 2024 04:45 PM (vFG9F)

30 >>It *is* true.


Congress can Legislate around Decisions.

However, that Legislation itself would not be immune from Oversight by the Court.

It's a Red Herring.

Posted by: garrett at July 09, 2024 04:45 PM (DQcg+)

31 Uncle Chuck liked the short skirts I wore doing stand up. It reminded him of the game we played when I was a child. He called it 'On the Good ship Lollipop'!

-Amy Schumer

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn it! at July 09, 2024 04:45 PM (o3Uyl)

32 the Once and Future President

Don't let it be forgot
That once there was a spot
For one brief, shing moment
That was known as MAGAlot.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 04:45 PM (v6JzV)

33 Who runs our country? Not the Potemkin President. The GOP won't jail Garland, won't impeach Mayorkas, and kneels to Ukraine. Why?
Why did the Senate GOP not show and let a Biden radical onto the 7th circuit? Why did the House GOP go awol and let the dems fund more lawfare against Trump?
They pretend to want closed borders, but Mayorkas is still in office and HIAS and Catholic Charities are still paid to bring in migrants and make sure they stay? Power of the purse? Seems our GOP is making fools of us, and pretending to honor they do not posess!

Posted by: enough BS at July 09, 2024 04:46 PM (2NXcZ)

34 It *is* true. There has never been a Republican with the guts to do it though and most SC decisions favor the left.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 09, 2024 04:44 PM


I would argue that for the last 10 years or so most SCOTUS decisions have favored the right.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at July 09, 2024 04:46 PM (QNSds)

35 I do declare. I do decree.

Posted by: King Chuck at July 09, 2024 04:46 PM (63Dwl)

36 I honestly don't mind more jockeying between branches of government for power.

But this is just fodder for small dollar donors on the left. It's failure theater.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 04:46 PM (GBKbO)

37 Oh and I don't think Schumer's plan would work because the courts have already ruled in this case.

Allowing the court to rule and THEN removing their jurisdiction on the case they already ruled on makes no sense.

You could, for example, have a court case that refuses to allow the president to expel an invader (bad law but it is what we are doing) and then congress could remove judicial jurisdiction for all future such cases but that particular invader? He gets to stay unless you could find another way to kick him out (which you could)

Posted by: 18-1 at July 09, 2024 04:46 PM (oZhjI)

38 Anything Schumer says is not valid unless his glasses are down on his nose when he says it.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 04:46 PM (v6JzV)

39 Chuck Schumer penciled in.

- George Carlton

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn it! at July 09, 2024 04:47 PM (o3Uyl)

40 Kristy is trying to salvage some sort of political future. Good luck, she shot her own plane down and is hoping Trump will be magnanimous and hand her a parachute so she can keep grifting in GoPe political spheres rather than having to get a real job without being able to pretend she has any political pull that grants these grifters Walmart board seats. Closest without that strike she'll get is Walmart automatic checkout watcher.

And the Annapuma will mock her in the break room.

Posted by: Bete at July 09, 2024 04:47 PM (LX4y3)

41 in't gonna work. Ex post facto laws never pass muster with SCOTUS.

Posted by: Mister Scott


It only has to work until election day.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at July 09, 2024 04:45 PM


Still won't work. Even if schumer can get 2/3 of the senate on board he is not going to get the house to vote in favor of this.


It's a pipe dream sound bite from schumer.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at July 09, 2024 04:47 PM (QNSds)

42 I do declare. I do decree.
Posted by: King Chuck


I just noticed that there's kind of a resemblance between DR. Jilll and Queen Camilla.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 04:48 PM (v6JzV)

43 France is now playing lawfare and seeking to jail Marine LePen. Funny how all these ideas seep quickly into the European capitals, n'est ce pas? There are no consequences for lawlessness.
Who do our elected officials work for?

Posted by: enough BS at July 09, 2024 04:48 PM (2NXcZ)

44 I just noticed that there's kind of a resemblance between DR. Jilll and Queen Camilla.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 04:48 PM (v6JzV)

And Macaroon's wife

Posted by: enough BS at July 09, 2024 04:48 PM (2NXcZ)

45 So, fresh off his grilling photo op disaster, Schumer gets ready to step on a rake. Clowns have more dignity than this wet turd.

Posted by: Beartooth at July 09, 2024 04:49 PM (ivVQZ)

46 I'd like Trump's first official action to be to put that cocksucker Schumer in the gulag.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 09, 2024 04:49 PM (7dePv)

47 The GOP won't jail Garland, won't impeach Mayorkas, and kneels to Ukraine. Why?

In 1999 known pederast Denis Hastert ascended to speaker of the House. This was after the FNM dug up that Newt and his chosen successor Bob Livingstone were having affairs and took themselves out of the running.

The FNM/Democrats knew AT THE TIME that Hastert was a pedo - several have admitted to it with no explanation why an affair with an willing adult woman was news and sexually assaulting children was not.

And the real answer of course is they black mailed Hastert and used him to take over the GOP.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 09, 2024 04:49 PM (oZhjI)

48 Anything Schumer says is not valid unless his glasses are down on his nose when he says it.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus


He looks like such an ass when he does that, that I'm surprised no one hasn't tried to knock them off his face.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 09, 2024 04:49 PM (IG4Id)

49 32 the Once and Future President

Don't let it be forgot
That once there was a spot
For one brief, shing moment
That was known as MAGAlot.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 04:45 PM (v6JzV)


High on a hill
A light doth shine
Batteries not included

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn it! at July 09, 2024 04:49 PM (o3Uyl)

50 46 I'd like Trump's first official action to be to put that cocksucker Schumer in the gulag.
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 09, 2024 04:49 PM (7dePv)

And send Mayorkas back to his commie friends in Havana

Posted by: enough BS at July 09, 2024 04:49 PM (2NXcZ)

51 27 Hence "Democracy is on the ballot."

Posted by: Bete at July 09, 2024 04:49 PM (LX4y3)

52 I do declare. I do decree.
Posted by: King Chuck


*blink* *blink*

Posted by: Charles Stuart's head at July 09, 2024 04:50 PM (gKWVE)

53 Chuck is full of shit. This is widely known.

Posted by: huerfano at July 09, 2024 04:50 PM (VGOMa)

54 >> ...to legislatively declare Trump's actions...


Oh Nos!!! If they had "ruled" or "stated", Trump would have a chance. But he "declared" it!

Posted by: PFC Obvious at July 09, 2024 04:50 PM (/TfrQ)

55 Democrats are throwing shit at the fan as fast and furious as possible. See what sticks. See what splatters. They don't care if they get shit on themselves as long as Trump get a little teensy bit.

These assholes would throw their own children in the volcano if it meant Trump lost in November.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 09, 2024 04:43 PM (eyhcE)

Schumer knows he's spouting bullshit. He just wants to change the national subject.

Posted by: mrp at July 09, 2024 04:50 PM (rj6Yv)

56 YEET YEET YEET

Posted by: Chuck Schumer at July 09, 2024 04:50 PM (8RnBZ)

57 And the real answer of course is they black mailed Hastert and used him to take over the GOP.
Posted by: 18-1 at July 09, 2024 04:49 PM (oZhjI)

Seems to be something really evil on The Hill. And they will not come clean even if it destroys the country.

Posted by: enough BS at July 09, 2024 04:51 PM (2NXcZ)

58 Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has a new plan to ensure Donald Trump spends the rest of his days in prison. Amid the battle over Joe Biden's senility among Democrats, Schumer moved to a different topic, pledging to legislatively declare Trump's actions surrounding January 6th as "unofficial."

This is why I have been baffled by the people who claimed the SCOTUS decision on this was a good thing. They opened a massive hole in Presidential Immunity by allowing the people in power to simply declare an action by POTUS to be "unofficial." It doesn't have to be reasonable or intellectually consistent. They just have to slap that label on it and find a judge with the right politics.

Posted by: bonhomme at July 09, 2024 04:51 PM (Odg76)

59 Just listened to a book called "Term Limits" by Vince Flynn... be a shame if something like what happens in the book happened to schmucker.... a damn shame...

Posted by: lin-duh who owns one at July 09, 2024 04:51 PM (Tvp1p)

60 And send Mayorkas back to his commie friends in Havana

One amusing side effect of a truly effective and vengeful Trump could be fixing the "housing crises" by removing crimigrant competition for low cost housing and all these elites in more expensive housing as they flee prosecution for corruption.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 09, 2024 04:51 PM (oZhjI)

61 Hey Chuckie... What goes around comes around

Posted by: It's me donna at July 09, 2024 04:52 PM (IyPmt)

62 >>It doesn't have to be reasonable or intellectually consistent. They just have to slap that label on it and find a judge with the right politics.


It does have to pass muster when it goes back to the SC.

Posted by: garrett at July 09, 2024 04:52 PM (DQcg+)

63 The president's official acts are defined by the constitution, not by congress.

Posted by: El Mariachi, Attorney at Law! at July 09, 2024 04:52 PM (nLFEI)

64 I can't believe Democrats would put the country in peril just to keep power.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 09, 2024 04:52 PM (8RnBZ)

65 51 27 Hence "Democracy is on the ballot."
Posted by: Bete at July 09, 2024 04:49 PM (LX4y3)

Unless the Garland/Schumer/Mayorkas triumvirate goes full Zelensky and declares "no election for you...to save democracy"

Posted by: enough BS at July 09, 2024 04:52 PM (2NXcZ)

66 YEET YEET YEET
Posted by: Chuck Schumer

Schumer is channelling Nurse Ratched?

Or is it the other way around?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 04:52 PM (v6JzV)

67 I really think SCOTUS was telling the Democrats that if they want to put Trump in prison you have to have laws that are different than they are now.

In the effort to ban Trump from the Colorado primary certain things were not met legally to permit it. Change those laws or conditions and you might stand a better chance of keeping him off the ballot.

In the Presidential immunity decision the court used the term "official capacity" or something approximate. So... make sure that under certain conditions presidential actions are not official. Especially when it's a Republican.

Like as soon as the election results are official (or whenever) the sitting president's actions are no longer official. It's a "wave of the hand" thing. It'd probably stick with the current courts.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 09, 2024 04:52 PM (Q4IgG)

68 Everyone has seen the video of Schumer talking to an empty seat in the Senate right?

Posted by: 18-1 at July 09, 2024 04:52 PM (oZhjI)

69 60 And send Mayorkas back to his commie friends in Havana

One amusing side effect of a truly effective and vengeful Trump could be fixing the "housing crises" by removing crimigrant competition for low cost housing and all these elites in more expensive housing as they flee prosecution for corruption.
Posted by: 18-1 at July 09, 2024 04:51 PM (oZhjI)

=========

I like whig's idea of going after foreign influence in Congress and the administrative state.

I'm sure there are laws on the books that would allow the executive to fire people in the administration who are selling influence to foreign entities.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 04:53 PM (GBKbO)

70 Waiting for the Supreme Court to rule that "Speech and Debate" clause only applies when Congress critters are physically inside the Capitol. The minute they step outside the chambers, they're liable for anything and everything they say (slander, libel, defamation). A swift kick in the nuts is allowed in rebuttal

Posted by: Stacy0311 at July 09, 2024 04:53 PM (8LKg9)

71 If Trump used all measures to restore the Republic, would you even blame him? At that point he would be the greatest President ever, period, and absolutely stay in power until he tired of it.

Posted by: Agent of a dead Empire at July 09, 2024 04:53 PM (AKKkq)

72 57 Hopefully as the Dems turn on Joe, Joe leaks where bodies are buried.

Except bodies related to the Clinton's. Jill needs him to be a breathing corpse to pull off the election masquerade after all, and doesn't need Joe wondering to Fort Marcy Park in the middle of the night without his SS pr.

Posted by: Bete at July 09, 2024 04:53 PM (LX4y3)

73 America isn't ready to take directions from a man who can't even cook a cheeseburger.

Posted by: mrp at July 09, 2024 04:54 PM (rj6Yv)

74 I have no idea what constitutional power Schumer believes he has that would allow such a gambit to even begin to pass muster.

Schumer claims Congress has the power to "regulate the courts," so he . . .

His "power" to regulate the courts was during confirmation hearings. Once that's over, his "power" expires. IMHO

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at July 09, 2024 04:54 PM (JkCto)

75 >>If Trump used all measures to restore the Republic, would you even blame him? At that point he would be the greatest President ever, period, and absolutely stay in power until he tired of it.


Trump should make Baron King and serve as Regent until Baron is ready to serve.

Posted by: garrett at July 09, 2024 04:54 PM (DQcg+)

76 This is just yet another way the Dems are trying to kill America.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 09, 2024 04:54 PM (W/lyH)

77 "Bill of Attainder", Chuck.
Say it again, Chuck.

These fuckers cannot even pretend to reprect the Constitution.

Keep in mind what they intend to do to POTUS they would do to peons with even less hesiitency or remorse.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at July 09, 2024 04:55 PM (cOq4q)

78 >>His "power" to regulate the courts was during confirmation hearings. Once that's over, his "power" expires. IMHO


Congress has Impeachment Power over Fed Judges, too.

It's only been used a handful of times or less...but they have it.

Posted by: garrett at July 09, 2024 04:55 PM (DQcg+)

79 If that were true, then Congress could overturn any court decision. So they entire leftwing project to write the law from judges' benches can be undone with a law that says that Congressional law has primacy over judge-made law.

We'll keep that in mind, Chuck!
_________________

Democrats never think far enough ahead to anticipate consequences. They never grasp that any crap they pull might later provide a precedent that blows back on them.

See, e.g., eliminating the filibuster on judicial appointments. Thanks, Harry Reid!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 09, 2024 04:55 PM (YqDXo)

80 I like whig's idea of going after foreign influence in Congress and the administrative state.

I'm sure there are laws on the books that would allow the executive to fire people in the administration who are selling influence to foreign entities.


Georgia, the country, was in the news a little while back for a law that required NGOs to publish foreign funding. The FNM told us that was an anti-Democratic move and probably advanced by people on Putin's payroll*

I suspect that going after elites/NGO/government workers that are working for foreign oligarchs/governments could solve a fair amount of our rot in DC...

*Note if what the FNM was saying was true those very same politicians would have been outed by the law they were trying to pass

Posted by: 18-1 at July 09, 2024 04:55 PM (oZhjI)

81 Well, Congress DOES have the power to "constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court," but not to fool around with SCOTUS. If the GOPe had any balls - or paid any attention to the enumerated powers - and understood that General Police Powers are RESERVED (by the states) and not DELEGATED (to the feds), a GOP congress could just disestablish the entire lower federal court system. And, since the feds have no police powers, what need have they of courts, anyway?

Posted by: Alexander Scipio at July 09, 2024 04:56 PM (NX5U7)

82 Yeah, right. The legislative's only recourse to "control" the courts is through a constitutional amendment changing that portion of the constitution which SCOTUS cites as applicable.

Posted by: creeper at July 09, 2024 04:56 PM (M6moH)

83 One amusing side effect of a truly effective and vengeful Trump could be fixing the "housing crises" by removing crimigrant competition for low cost housing and all these elites in more expensive housing as they flee prosecution for corruption.
Posted by: 18-1 at July 09, 2024 04:51 PM (oZhjI)

I want all these migrants gone and the Ukrainians home instead of protesting for more of our money. And the elites must pay a price.

On the other hand I want Bibi to destroy Hamas and their allies. I do however wish the Israeli paper, Haaretz would stop advocating for more migration to the US and a Dem win in November in order to get that. It's hypocritical at best.

Posted by: enough BS at July 09, 2024 04:56 PM (2NXcZ)

84 Trump should make Baron King and serve as Regent until Baron is ready to serve.
Posted by: garrett

Barron is huge. Close to seven feet tall, I think.

He would look most impressive enthroned atop a mound of skulls.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 04:56 PM (v6JzV)

85 One of the functions of the law is to provide predictability, which in turn promotes growth and investment.

Schumer's idiotic proposal destroys that predictability, which is a crucial factor that distinguishes the U.S. from, e.g., Somalia.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 09, 2024 04:57 PM (YqDXo)

86 I'm sure there are laws on the books that would allow the executive to fire people in the administration who are selling influence to foreign entities.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 04:53 PM (GBKbO)

I'm sure there is too, but there are too many on the Hill that are doing the same thing. One would think it was "perfectly legal".

Posted by: enough BS at July 09, 2024 04:58 PM (2NXcZ)

87 How about Congress pass a law making immunity actually a thing instead of letting judicial rulings rule the land?

The judiciary stole your power, Schumer, to define what immunity is by just inventing it (borrowing it from Common Law, sure).

Go. Have your committees write down what governmental immunity actually is and pass it into law.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 04:58 PM (GBKbO)

88 62 Which can take years or be deemed "No standing". Can't bet on the USSC for anything with Dread Pirate Roberts, Sandra Day Barrat and lose on the deck cannon Gorsch.

Posted by: Bete at July 09, 2024 04:58 PM (LX4y3)

89 His "power" to regulate the courts was during confirmation hearings. Once that's over, his "power" expires. IMHO
Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at July 09, 2024 04:54 PM (JkCto)

Garland will find a way.

Posted by: enough BS at July 09, 2024 04:59 PM (2NXcZ)

90 86 I'm sure there is too, but there are too many on the Hill that are doing the same thing. One would think it was "perfectly legal".
Posted by: enough BS at July 09, 2024 04:58 PM (2NXcZ)

========

There are approaches to dealing with this kind of deep corruption.

It's about getting the little guys to rat on the big guys.

RICO was designed for this sort of thing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 04:59 PM (GBKbO)

91 Checks and balances between the legislative, executive, and judicial branches. How do they work?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 09, 2024 04:59 PM (YqDXo)

92 Phuck Schumer

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn it! at July 09, 2024 04:59 PM (o3Uyl)

93 Trump should make Baron King and serve as Regent until Baron is ready to serve.
Posted by: garrett at July 09, 2024 04:54 PM (DQcg+)

Tempting, but no. Aside from earning the honor in his own right, Donald Trump can easily stay for a few years before his son is ready, which will firmly establish matters without his son needing a regent.

Posted by: Agent of a dead Empire at July 09, 2024 04:59 PM (AKKkq)

94 >>Which can take years or be deemed "No standing".


The SC would twist itself into a pretzel to find standing for anyone in this type of situation.

Posted by: garrett at July 09, 2024 05:00 PM (DQcg+)

95 Checks and balances between the legislative, executive, and judicial branches. How do they work?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


The way we tell them to.
-- The Deep State

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 05:00 PM (v6JzV)

96 Which can take years or be deemed "No standing". Can't bet on the USSC for anything with Dread Pirate Roberts, Sandra Day Barrat and lose on the deck cannon Gorsch.

Brah! You forgot the boofster. Never forget the boofster!

/Chugs a beer

Now lets find us some co-eds with bad memories and make them go into a house with two front doors. IT WILL BE LEGEND...wait for it....DARY. LEGENDARY!

Posted by: Justice Kav at July 09, 2024 05:00 PM (oZhjI)

97 Schumer moved to a different topic, pledging to legislatively declare Trump's actions surrounding January 6th as "unofficial."

ex-post facto and laws of attainder; whatever do those words mean?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 09, 2024 05:00 PM (ynpvh)

98 Congress can regulate inferior courts that they created but SCOTUS is an independent branch and rule that the regulation about the immunity is not Constitutional.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at July 09, 2024 05:00 PM (XeNBO)

99 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing at the clowns with Preston Sturges at July 09, 2024 04:59 PM (GBKbO)

But nobody seems to want to do that. Probably hoping to get their fair share of kickbacks.

Posted by: enough BS at July 09, 2024 05:00 PM (2NXcZ)

100 ex-post facto and laws of attainder; whatever do those words mean?

Two words.

Racism.

Posted by: Kamel Toe Harris at July 09, 2024 05:01 PM (oZhjI)

101 Congress has Impeachment Power over Fed Judges, too.

It's only been used a handful of times or less...but they have it.

Posted by: garrett at July 09, 2024 04:55 PM (DQcg+)
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Congress impeached and convicted Judge Alcee Hastings, who then was elected ... to Congress.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 09, 2024 05:01 PM (YqDXo)

102 >>>legislatively declare Trump's actions surrounding January 6th as "unofficial."

Declare your wife is not a fat, manish, Vindman-looking pig, if you want. It does not make it so. This seems more the province of the judiciary.

Posted by: Mr. Pitt at July 09, 2024 05:01 PM (i24o9)

103 Chuck Schumer Schemes to Strip Away Trump's Presidential Immunity So That His Corrupt Democrat Prosecutors Can Continue Hounding the Once and Future President
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You want Right-Wing Death Squads, Chuck? Because this is how you get Right-wing Death Squads.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at July 09, 2024 05:02 PM (3Fz6p)

104 >>Congress can regulate inferior courts that they created but SCOTUS is an independent branch


There was at least on SC Justice impeached.

Congress does have oversight. They just don't employ it.

Posted by: garrett at July 09, 2024 05:02 PM (DQcg+)

105 May the plague of 1,000,000 deaths befall the embedded political class wordlwide...

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn it! at July 09, 2024 05:02 PM (o3Uyl)

106 > It does have to pass muster when it goes back to the SC.

I look forward to the arguments to determine when POTUS is acting Ex Cathedra or not. Right now we're somewhere in the Medieval Period where the Pope's supreme teaching authority was generally recognized but not formalized.

Posted by: bonhomme at July 09, 2024 05:02 PM (Odg76)

107 >>> In the Presidential immunity decision the court used the term "official capacity" or something approximate. So... make sure that under certain conditions presidential actions are not official. Especially when it's a Republican.

- Any act when POTUS is on the clock is official.
- Any act when POTUS is off the clock is unofficial.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at July 09, 2024 05:03 PM (cOq4q)

108 105 May the plague of 1,000,000 deaths befall the embedded political class wordlwide...
Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn it! at July 09, 2024 05:02 PM (o3Uyl)

Where is our Oliver Cromwell?

Posted by: enough BS at July 09, 2024 05:03 PM (2NXcZ)

109 This is just yet another way the Dems are trying to kill America.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 09, 2024 04:54 PM (W/lyH)
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They bleat about "threats to our democracy," but the biggest threat by far looks back at them in the mirror.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 09, 2024 05:03 PM (YqDXo)

110 You know, Biden looks pretty bad right now, but he could get better. No, really.

Posted by: Benjamin Button at July 09, 2024 05:03 PM (woPEM)

111 >>Right now we're somewhere in the Medieval Period where the Pope's supreme teaching authority was generally recognized but not formalized.


That is well put. And correct.

The recent Decision moved us a bit further down this path, but did not resolve the issue.

Posted by: garrett at July 09, 2024 05:04 PM (DQcg+)

112 There was at least on SC Justice impeached.

Congress does have oversight. They just don't employ it.
Posted by: garrett at July 09, 2024 05:02 PM (DQcg+)

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Yes, they can impeach but that is the only enumerated power they have over SCOTUS.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at July 09, 2024 05:04 PM (XeNBO)

113 America isn't ready to take directions from a man who can't even cook a cheeseburger.

Posted by: mrp at July 09, 2024 04:54 PM (rj6Yv)

He's a regular guy, just like you and me.

Posted by: Comrade Flounder, Disinformation Demon at July 09, 2024 05:04 PM (i24o9)

114 Fine.

The SCOTUS just said what the POTUS was allowed to do, right?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - like Magic Johnson always said - Stay positive! at July 09, 2024 05:05 PM (XlZ2m)

115 Yes, they can impeach but that is the only enumerated power they have over SCOTUS.
Posted by: MAGA_Ken at July 09, 2024 05:04 PM (XeNBO)
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Penumbras and emanations, my friend. Penumbras and emanations.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at July 09, 2024 05:05 PM (3Fz6p)

116 This should work out well.

@spectatorindex
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Sky News reports that France's left-wing New Popular Front is calling for lowering the retirement age to 60 and introducing a new 90% tax on any annual income above €400,000.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 09, 2024 05:05 PM (LkLld)

117 59 Just listened to a book called "Term Limits" by Vince Flynn... be a shame if something like what happens in the book happened to schmucker.... a damn shame...

Posted by: lin-duh who owns one at July 09, 2024 04:51 PM (Tvp1p)
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I've read all the Mitch Rapp books and that one is a favorite. Shame Flynn died so young.

Posted by: Ciampino - Si Ispettore, mi fanno ridere at July 09, 2024 05:05 PM (qfLjt)

118 "You Want me on that wall -- You NEED me on that wall"

Chuck Schumer, on that wall, protecting us from SCOTUS "wrong" decisions, and from the old White Man's Constitution.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 09, 2024 05:05 PM (Cus5s)

119 Chucky is on my wish list for stroking out.
He was one warning the Supreme Court

Posted by: Skip at July 09, 2024 05:05 PM (fwDg9)

120 Don't worry Chuckles, AOC is going to file a motion to impeach the SCOTUS!! Should be a breeze.

Posted by: Cheri at July 09, 2024 05:05 PM (oiNtH)

121 >>Sky News reports that France's left-wing New Popular Front is calling for lowering the retirement age to 60 and introducing a new 90% tax on any annual income above €400,000.


90%.

That sounds fair.

Posted by: garrett at July 09, 2024 05:06 PM (DQcg+)

122 Sky News reports that France's left-wing New Popular Front is calling for lowering the retirement age to 60 and introducing a new 90% tax on any annual income above €400,000.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 09, 2024 05:05 PM (LkLld)

The frogs will be leaving the pond.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at July 09, 2024 05:06 PM (qZEuM)

123 You all realize that this is just fan service.

Chuck the Schmuck knows it is unconstitutional, and stupid, and too late, .... He is only doing it for fundraising.

Now that alone is a problem - he is setting expectations and degrading the system, but so what else is new.

Posted by: PFC Obvious at July 09, 2024 05:07 PM (/TfrQ)

124 79 Dems change the rules as they count on the GoPe to not use those changrs themselves, either out of "respect for tradition" or crumbling when media puts pressure on the for doing it. Trump is a sign many people are tired of playing it nice, and what comes after Trump can change the decades long game in an unpredictable fashion for those grown accustomed to years of "house rules" in poli.

And maybe it is time to see what the USSC's over is, after they declared it was all their final say in the past.

But down this road lays a lot of fighting, and maybe, probably, not all of the retorica kind.

Posted by: Bete at July 09, 2024 05:07 PM (LX4y3)

125 Words cannot express my loathing for Vomit Schumer. May he rot in hell and all of his little nasty colleagues with him.

Posted by: Beverly at July 09, 2024 05:07 PM (Epeb0)

126 > The president's official acts are defined by the constitution, not by congress.

Can you expand on that?

Art II Sec 1 establishes the executive power.
Art II Sec 2 details powers (CiC, granting pardons, making treaties, etc)
Art II Sec 3 requires SoTU, convene and adjourn Congress, ensure laws are faithfully executed, and commission officers.

So far as I understand, the rest is historical practices and judicial decisions.

Posted by: bonhomme at July 09, 2024 05:08 PM (Odg76)

127 Sky News reports that France's left-wing New Popular Front is calling for lowering the retirement age to 60 and introducing a new 90% tax on any annual income above €400,000.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 09, 2024 05:05 PM


Do it. I double dog dare you.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at July 09, 2024 05:09 PM (QNSds)

128 Chuck Schumer has lived off public tax money his entire career. He never practiced law for an entire day and it shows. The guy can’t even cook a hamburger. Give me a break.

Posted by: Vengeance at July 09, 2024 05:09 PM (qJGeT)

129 Schumer has been scum for decades. Decades.

His constituents love him apparently.

Posted by: Tech Sgt. Chen at July 09, 2024 05:09 PM (Z8Yh2)

130 And the libs whine and cry and scream about Trump behaving like a king.

Posted by: mpfs at July 09, 2024 05:09 PM (c4NPH)

131 They bleat about "threats to our democracy," but the biggest threat by far looks back at them in the mirror.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


I would so love it if a Republican would answer "threats to our democracy " with "blow it out your ass, Howard."

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 09, 2024 05:09 PM (6QeR0)

132 Chuck the Schmuck has proven that he is a moron, but at least he is smart enough to mostly keep his mouth shut.

It is kind of impressive that such a low-wit can achieve such heights, but then look at Biden -- he was a moron from the get-go and the dumber he gets, the more he achieved.

Posted by: PFC Obvious at July 09, 2024 05:09 PM (/TfrQ)

133 The guy can’t even cook a hamburger.
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How do we know this to be true?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at July 09, 2024 05:10 PM (3Fz6p)

134 >>Chuck Schumer has lived off public tax money his entire career.


His father was an Exterminator.

Chuck wasn't qualified to follow in his footsteps, so he became a Senator.

Posted by: garrett at July 09, 2024 05:10 PM (DQcg+)

135 Schumer moved to a different topic, pledging to legislatively declare Trump's actions surrounding January 6th as "unofficial."


Is he really this stupid, desperate, or is this misdirection?

Posted by: Diogenes at July 09, 2024 05:10 PM (W/lyH)

136 There were quite a few co-regencies among the kings of Israel and Judah. And Ivanka would look really good as a Viking Ice Queen. Get the whole family involved. Melania can be the smoking hot Queen Mum.

Posted by: Royal PITA at July 09, 2024 05:10 PM (V5BDR)

137 “ Sky News reports that France's left-wing New Popular Front is calling for lowering the retirement age to 60 and introducing a new 90% tax on any annual income above €400,000.”

Robespierre, is that you?

Posted by: Vengeance at July 09, 2024 05:10 PM (qJGeT)

138 I would so love it if a Republican would answer "threats to our democracy " with "blow it out your ass, Howard."
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 09, 2024 05:09 PM (6QeR0)
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Or, "Lighten up, Francis."

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at July 09, 2024 05:10 PM (3Fz6p)

139 That Schumer ain't kosher.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenkoism in Solidarity with the Struggle at July 09, 2024 05:10 PM (4V85Q)

140 Where is our Oliver Cromwell?
Posted by: enough BS

Fun, OT historical fact about Cromwell.

He was related to Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's chancellor who dissolved the monasteries. But the relationship was in the female line.

Oliver's male ancestors were surnamed "Morgan." But they adopted the surname "Cromwell" to take advantage of their relation to Thomas Cromwell, who was the brother of Oliver's great-great grandmother.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 05:11 PM (v6JzV)

141 “ How do we know this to be true?”

There are pictures from July 4th. He’s a mouth breather.

Posted by: Vengeance at July 09, 2024 05:11 PM (qJGeT)

142 >>>Sky News reports that France's left-wing New Popular Front is calling for lowering the retirement age to 60 and introducing a new 90% tax on any annual income above €400,000.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 09, 2024 05:05 PM (LkLld)

The frogs will be leaving the pond.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at July 09, 2024 05:06 PM (qZEuM)
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Yup, all of a sudden the heat got turned up under the pot. The slow boil appears to be over.

Posted by: Rufus T. Firefly at July 09, 2024 05:11 PM (KGCfV)

143 >>Robespierre, is that you?


I'm just going to take a quick bath. I'll be right down.

Posted by: Marat at July 09, 2024 05:11 PM (DQcg+)

144 Pencilneck.

Posted by: Can't Spell Ragpicker Without gp at July 09, 2024 05:11 PM (CgbEA)

145 Came we do a law that says gay marriage isn’t really gay? Therefore the gay marriage decision no longer applies.

Easy. Peasy.

Posted by: Biden is Finished at July 09, 2024 05:12 PM (wCYy7)

146 Does impeachment of a Supreme require simple majority, or two thirds?

Posted by: illiniwek at July 09, 2024 05:12 PM (Cus5s)

147 There are pictures from July 4th. He’s a mouth breather.
Posted by: Vengeance at July 09, 2024 05:11 PM (qJGeT)
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I was offline during the holiday weekend, so I must have missed it.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at July 09, 2024 05:12 PM (3Fz6p)

148 Incidentally, this is why I say we are running against the entire Democratic Party and their agenda, not Grandpa Mumble Fingers.

Posted by: Vengeance at July 09, 2024 05:13 PM (qJGeT)

149 Sky News reports that France's left-wing New Popular Front is calling for lowering the retirement age to 60 and introducing a new 90% tax on any annual income above €400,000.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 09, 2024 05:05 PM (LkLld)

400K is the magic leftist number. That’s what Biden always says when he raised taxes.

Posted by: Biden is Finished at July 09, 2024 05:13 PM (wCYy7)

150 I'm kinda wishing everybody would forget about this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ_z9Tpdl9A

Posted by: Hillary! at July 09, 2024 05:13 PM (woPEM)

151 94 Like they did for challenging allows without signatures or tabulation places that all shut at 2am because of a leaking toilet on Ge6and then opened with Biden surging ahead?

You can trust that scorpion if you want, but the fact it doesn't always sting you doesn't mean it's changed its nature. It's just learned moderation to get more chances in the future to do so.

Posted by: Bete at July 09, 2024 05:13 PM (LX4y3)

152 Sky News reports that France's left-wing New Popular Front is calling for lowering the retirement age to 60 and introducing a new 90% tax on any annual income above €400,000.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 09, 2024 05:05 PM
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So on one hand they're going to incur a lot more pension costs from lowering the retirement age, and on the other, they're going to drive out the wealthy who could help pay those costs.

Genius.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 09, 2024 05:13 PM (YqDXo)

153 There have been lots of wonderful people from Brooklyn, me included. Assholes like Schumer and Fauci ruin it all though.

Posted by: Bay Ridge Refugee at July 09, 2024 05:13 PM (V5BDR)

154 Chuck Schumer Schemes to Strip Away Trump's Presidential Immunity So That His Corrupt Democrat Prosecutors Can Continue Hounding the Once and Future President
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You want Right-Wing Death Squads, Chuck? Because this is how you get Right-wing Death Squads.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight
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Then maybe use of the term "Right-Wing" would have real meaning.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at July 09, 2024 05:14 PM (cOq4q)

155 I'm just going to take a quick bath. I'll be right down.
Posted by: Marat


Fuck you.

Posted by: Charlotte Corday at July 09, 2024 05:14 PM (Odg76)

156 "Schumer moved to a different topic, pledging to legislatively declare Trump's actions surrounding January 6th as "unofficial."

"And Trump's hair is declared officially Stupid" Chucky

Posted by: illiniwek at July 09, 2024 05:14 PM (Cus5s)

157 “ I was offline during the holiday weekend, so I must have missed it.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at July 09, 2024 05:12 PM (3Fz6p)”

You have to see it to believe anyone is that bereft of a single useful skill. It’s like they posed a special needs adult next to a grill.

Posted by: Vengeance at July 09, 2024 05:14 PM (qJGeT)

158 The irony that the Democrats want to prosecute Trump for what they did in 2020 (overturn an election via fraud) and they Right Now are trying to overturn a future election 2024 by destroying the Constitutional separation of powers.

Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at July 09, 2024 05:15 PM (rHxhM)

159 introducing a new 90% tax on any annual income above €400,000.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 09, 2024 05:05 PM (LkLld)

Weak - why not 100% - then distribute the $$ to your leftist shock troops! Oh yeah, because 100% (or 90%) of nothing ese rien...

Posted by: Boswell at July 09, 2024 05:15 PM (K+UlC)

160 I’m old enough to remember when scotus rulings were settled law and never to be questioned. Good times.

Posted by: Biden is Finished at July 09, 2024 05:15 PM (wCYy7)

161 So on one hand they're going to incur a lot more pension costs from lowering the retirement age, and on the other, they're going to drive out the wealthy who could help pay those costs.

Genius.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 09, 2024 05:13 PM


They are following the California tax model.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at July 09, 2024 05:15 PM (QNSds)

162 You have to see it to believe anyone is that bereft of a single useful skill. It’s like they posed a special needs adult next to a grill.

Posted by: Vengeance at July 09, 2024 05:14 PM (qJGeT)

The cheese on top of the raw burger was hilarious.

Posted by: Comrade Flounder, Disinformation Demon at July 09, 2024 05:15 PM (i24o9)

163 117 59 Just listened to a book called "Term Limits" by Vince Flynn... be a shame if something like what happens in the book happened to schmucker.... a damn shame...

Posted by: lin-duh who owns one at July 09, 2024 04:51 PM (Tvp1p)
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I've read all the Mitch Rapp books and that one is a favorite. Shame Flynn died so young.
Posted by: Ciampino - Si Ispettore, mi fanno ridere at July 09, 2024 05:05 PM (qfLjt)

Amen. I loved Flynn's books!

Posted by: Nova Local at July 09, 2024 05:16 PM (exHjb)

164 NPR, POLITICS
Ahead of the Republican Convention, Nikki Haley tells her delegates to vote for Trump


"Yeah, I have delegates. Lots of them. They go to a different school though. You wouldn't know them."
-- Nikki "Hi Remember Me?" Haley

Posted by: Oddbob at July 09, 2024 05:16 PM (/y8xj)

165 The guy can’t even cook a hamburger.
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How do we know this to be true?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at July 09, 2024 05:10 PM (3Fz6p)
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He meant "cheeseburger." Schumer put the cheese on the patty before cooking it. Top. Men.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 09, 2024 05:16 PM (YqDXo)

166 Is Latrine's answer about nuke attack after 8pm old news?

Posted by: Ben Had at July 09, 2024 05:16 PM (5MvGY)

167 Well if the GOP House is going to play No Illegals voting campaign time JOI then the Dem Senate gets to spank their OrangeManBad. It's only fair.

Posted by: DaveA at July 09, 2024 05:16 PM (FhXTo)

168 Sky News reports that France's left-wing New Popular Front is calling for lowering the retirement age to 60 and introducing a new 90% tax on any annual income above €400,000.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 09, 2024 05:05 PM
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Good luck with that.

Posted by: WisRich at July 09, 2024 05:17 PM (G0vdT)

169 The richest person in the world is a Frenchman. Well, not for long.

Posted by: Biden is Finished at July 09, 2024 05:17 PM (wCYy7)

170 We're all Kremlinologists now.

Posted by: Beverly at July 09, 2024 05:17 PM (Epeb0)

171 Nikki Haley has not been invited to the GOP convention.

Hee-hee.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at July 09, 2024 05:18 PM (woPEM)

172 So on one hand they're going to incur a lot more pension costs from lowering the retirement age, and on the other, they're going to drive out the wealthy who could help pay those costs.

Genius.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 09, 2024 05:13 PM

They are following the California tax model.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at July 09, 2024 05:15 PM (QNSds)
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Yes, indeed. Also the Washington state model. Bezos lit out for Florida in a heartbeat.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 09, 2024 05:18 PM (YqDXo)

173 122 Good and hard France. You've been voting to go in this direction with socialism and bringing in Muslims for years, and now the bills come due.

Funny part will be when French kissing is banned by Sharia in the country. Everything you can do can be an example, either in success or collapse.

Posted by: Bete at July 09, 2024 05:18 PM (LX4y3)

174 Scummer knows as much about the law as he does grilling cheeseboogies.

Posted by: DougT at July 09, 2024 05:18 PM (FGQ01)

175 4 months.. it’s going to seem a whole lot longer.

Posted by: tubal at July 09, 2024 05:18 PM (PCK5/)

176 This changes everything!!

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) reaffirmed her support for President Biden on Monday as calls from Democrats for him to step aside as the party’s presumptive nominee for the White House have increased.
“I have spoken to the president over the weekend. I have spoken with him extensively,” Ocasio-Cortez told reporters outside the Capitol on Monday evening. “He made clear then — and he has made clear since — that he is in this race.”

Posted by: Biden is Finished at July 09, 2024 05:18 PM (wCYy7)

177 Amen. I loved Flynn's books!
Posted by: Nova Local at July 09, 2024 05:16 PM

Same. I got to meet him before he passed. Great guy!

Posted by: Minnfidel at July 09, 2024 05:19 PM (ewjUl)

178 The richest person in the world is a Frenchman. Well, not for long.

Posted by: Biden is Finished at July 09, 2024 05:17 PM (wCYy7)
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Not being the richest person, or not being a Frenchman?

Fun fact: the U.S. is alone (AFAIK) in taxing people on citizenship. All other countries do so on residence.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 09, 2024 05:19 PM (YqDXo)

179 We're all Kremlinologists now.
Posted by: Beverly

Yep. Iosif Bidin, Barack Obamov, etc.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 05:19 PM (v6JzV)

180 172 So on one hand they're going to incur a lot more pension costs from lowering the retirement age, and on the other, they're going to drive out the wealthy who could help pay those costs.

Genius.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 09, 2024 05:13 PM

They are following the California tax model.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at July 09, 2024 05:15 PM (QNSds)
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Yes, indeed. Also the Washington state model. Bezos lit out for Florida in a heartbeat.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 09, 2024 05:18 PM (YqDXo)

Wealth tax wouldn't be illegal in France...so if they left, France would probably also tax 90% of all their assets - you know that part of the plank is coming...

Posted by: Nova Local at July 09, 2024 05:19 PM (exHjb)

181 This is a shot across the bow to scare the GOP into rolling over for a massive, blatant steal in November

Posted by: Elric Blade at July 09, 2024 05:20 PM (i4C/U)

182 “I have spoken to the president over the weekend. I have spoken with him extensively,” Ocasio-Cortez told reporters outside the Capitol on Monday evening. “He made clear then — and he has made clear since — that he is in this race.”

Posted by: Biden is Finished at July 09, 2024 05:18 PM (wCYy7)
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Now you KNOW that's a lie, because Biden never makes anything clear.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 09, 2024 05:20 PM (YqDXo)

183 119 days to go. This is still the prelude. Chuckie excels at strategy like he excels at barbecuing. Biden will head to his bunker soon. Meanwhile, the Pelosi camp, the Obama camp and the Clinton camp are digging their trench works. I hope they're all good shots.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Invictus Maneo at July 09, 2024 05:20 PM (+jrYw)

184 “ I have spoken to the president over the weekend. I have spoken with him extensively, and showed him my tits” Ocasio-Cortez told reporters outside the Capitol on Monday evening. “

That may or may not be the real quote.

Posted by: Vengeance at July 09, 2024 05:20 PM (qJGeT)

185 At that point he would be the greatest President ever, period, and absolutely stay in power until he tired of it.

Correct, and spookily so, since Octavian never aspired to any title but "First Citizen." He was just trying to restore the Republic, too.

Posted by: Way,Way Downriver at July 09, 2024 05:20 PM (zdLoL)

186 Okay, Chuck, go for it. The law may stand, but, it probably won't work Ex Post Facto against PDT.

I'd also like to point out it puts Joe in the crosshairs if you pursue this fantasy.

Best and brightest, baby!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at July 09, 2024 05:21 PM (tT6L1)

187 Schumer, McConnell, Pelosi, and the other communist assholes need to sweat out their remaining days in 5x5 cells in Gitmo waiting for the day the trap door opens.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at July 09, 2024 05:21 PM (/U5Yz)

188 Not being the richest person, or not being a Frenchman?



The latter. I mean he’s probably already a citizen of Monaco or some shit. He’ll just make it formal and say au revoir to France.

Posted by: Biden is Finished at July 09, 2024 05:21 PM (wCYy7)

189 Wealth tax wouldn't be illegal in France...so if they left, France would probably also tax 90% of all their assets - you know that part of the plank is coming...

Posted by: Nova Local at July 09, 2024 05:19 PM (exHjb)
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I think France taxes on residence, not citizenship. So wealthy Frogs would just split for somewhere else, and then they'd be home and dry.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 09, 2024 05:21 PM (YqDXo)

190 I would still not be shocked if four RINOs resigned from Congress before the election so that the Democrats can pass a law defining Trump as an insurgent under the 14th Amendment.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 09, 2024 05:21 PM (tsYtT)

191 Sky News reports that France's left-wing New Popular Front is calling for lowering the retirement age to 60 and introducing a new 90% tax on any annual income above €400,00

vote harder next time France, though it seems there is no stopping the leftwing socialist globalists that actually run things

Posted by: brak at July 09, 2024 05:22 PM (AR07F)

192 Fun fact: the U.S. is alone (AFAIK) in taxing people on citizenship. All other countries do so on residence.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 09, 2024 05:19 PM (YqDXo)

US does both. We tax US citizens who live elsewhere and we tax non-citizens who live here. We love to tax people.

Posted by: Biden is Finished at July 09, 2024 05:23 PM (wCYy7)

193 189 Wealth tax wouldn't be illegal in France...so if they left, France would probably also tax 90% of all their assets - you know that part of the plank is coming...

Posted by: Nova Local at July 09, 2024 05:19 PM (exHjb)
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I think France taxes on residence, not citizenship. So wealthy Frogs would just split for somewhere else, and then they'd be home and dry.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 09, 2024 05:21 PM (YqDXo)

For NOW. The new party will tax anything and everything, b/c there are no limits there...

Posted by: Nova Local at July 09, 2024 05:23 PM (exHjb)

194 I read elsewhere that Biden was talked out of running in 2016, and rationalized in his head that if he had run, he would have won and "saved" the world from Trump.

That might explain a lot of his irrational hatred of Trump -- he stole his slot! It also indicates that he will not back down now since he feels he deserves two terms.

Not sure. I think they have a Mexican standoff of blackmail, kind of like the ending of Reservoir Dogs. Everyone in DC is scared to talk since their own deviancy will be released.

Posted by: PFC Obvious at July 09, 2024 05:23 PM (/TfrQ)

195 IMO Chucky is a Deep State director

Posted by: Skip at July 09, 2024 05:23 PM (fwDg9)

196 "By Any Means Necessary." Democrat mantra.

Alternative: "It's fine when WE do it."

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at July 09, 2024 05:23 PM (yBPl+)

197 Vile creatures.

Posted by: Plainoldtoast at July 09, 2024 05:23 PM (ytSiK)

198 IMO Chucky is a Deep State director
Posted by: Skip

His cheese cartel runs everything.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 05:24 PM (v6JzV)

199 191 Sky News reports that France's left-wing New Popular Front is calling for lowering the retirement age to 60 and introducing a new 90% tax on any annual income above €400,00

vote harder next time France, though it seems there is no stopping the leftwing socialist globalists that actually run things
Posted by: brak


Bonjour! You Cheese eating Surrender Monkeys!

Posted by: Maj. Healey at July 09, 2024 05:24 PM (/U5Yz)

200 IMO Chucky is a Deep State director
Posted by: Skip

His cheese cartel runs everything.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 09, 2024 05:24 PM (v6JzV)
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Frickin' rat.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at July 09, 2024 05:24 PM (3Fz6p)

201 Vince Flynn was a college friend of mine. Hell of a guy... gone too soon.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 09, 2024 05:24 PM (i5F1V)

202 135

We all need to remember what Schumer is trying to do today, & that a one-vote majority (with the VP) is why it can't be laughed off.

The next time someone posts some variation of "the worse, the better" at AoS-- and there's a lot of that here-- let's remember what the greasy little zh*t is trying to do.

Posted by: mnw at July 09, 2024 05:25 PM (NLIak)

203 You have to see it to believe anyone is that bereft of a single useful skill. It’s like they posed a special needs adult next to a grill.

Posted by: Vengeance at July 09, 2024 05:14 PM (qJGeT)

The cheese on top of the raw burger was hilarious.
Posted by: Comrade Flounder, Disinformation Demon

And the green meat.*



*OK, gray, but another day or two it would be green-grenn.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at July 09, 2024 05:25 PM (cOq4q)

204 If France left wing wackado parliament imposes a 90% tax on what amounts to $260K a year in earnings - then France will be a third world country in about ten seconds after that - and probably never recover for 40 years.

The French deserve it, frankly...

Posted by: Boswell at July 09, 2024 05:25 PM (K+UlC)

205
Sky News reports that France's left-wing New Popular Front is calling for lowering the retirement age to 60 and introducing a new 90% tax on any annual income above €400,000.
Posted by: JackStraw


Shortly after it formed in June, the NPF outlined its ambitious economic programme and how it would fund it.

It included:

• raising the minimum wage

• price controls on essential foods, electricity, gas and petrol

• lowering the retirement age to 60

• a new 90% tax on any annual income above €400,000 (£337,954)

• heavy investment in green transition and public services

Posted by: King Chuck at July 09, 2024 05:25 PM (63Dwl)

206 Found out recently that foreigners who move to Argentina get 10 years of no income tax. Which is great for everyone. Except Americans who still have to pay the IRS.

Posted by: Biden is Finished at July 09, 2024 05:26 PM (wCYy7)

207 All the elite Euros have been making their official residences in the Duchy of Fenwick for decades. Keith Richards stores all his guitars there, IIRC.

Posted by: The Rank Organization at July 09, 2024 05:26 PM (V5BDR)

208 price controls on essential foods, electricity, gas and petrol



Ok so price controls have failed 100% of the time they’ve been tried. But trust us, this time it will work.

Posted by: Biden is Finished at July 09, 2024 05:27 PM (wCYy7)

209 • price controls on essential foods, electricity, gas and petrol
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Which means there will soon be no essential foods, electricity, gas and petrol.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at July 09, 2024 05:27 PM (3Fz6p)

210 The latter. I mean he’s probably already a citizen of Monaco or some shit. He’ll just make it formal and say au revoir to France.

Posted by: Biden is Finished at July 09, 2024 05:21 PM (wCYy7)
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Citizenship doesn't matter (except here); residence is what matters.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 09, 2024 05:28 PM (YqDXo)

211 • heavy investment in green transition and public services

the govt will hire every unemployed person to install windmills. all of our problems are solved!

Posted by: brak at July 09, 2024 05:28 PM (AR07F)

212 Is El Trumpo not being sentenced in NY on the 11th this month? My brain has the fade on this subject.

Posted by: NZFrank with an M2 at July 09, 2024 05:28 PM (bgJ0E)

213 175 tubal

Absolutely.

Posted by: mnw at July 09, 2024 05:28 PM (NLIak)

214 Glad to see the French soccer team get beat after the captain stuck his nose in Le Politique.

Still holding out for a military coup in France.

I kind of admire Joomer's complete abandonment of any measure of sanity in pursuit of power. I wish there were some zealots on our side.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at July 09, 2024 05:29 PM (YIxO9)

215 212 Is El Trumpo not being sentenced in NY on the 11th this month? My brain has the fade on this subject.
Posted by: NZFrank with an M2 at July 09, 2024 05:28 PM (bgJ0E)

No - pushed at least to September...and likely not even then...

Posted by: Nova Local at July 09, 2024 05:29 PM (exHjb)

216 "Schumer claims Congress has the power to "regulate the courts,"

His wet dream.
Posted by: fd at July 09, 2024 04:42 PM (vFG9F)

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For a long term Senator he doesn't know the constitution and what it says about co-equal branches of government. Or has senility caught up with him too and he has forgotten it?

It's more likely that he has caught the AOC and Jamaal Bowman disease.

Posted by: Decaf at July 09, 2024 05:29 PM (unUNN)

217 the govt will hire every unemployed person to install windmills. all of our problems are solved!
Posted by: brak at July 09, 2024 05:28 PM


Make giant hamster wheels great again!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 09, 2024 05:29 PM (Wnv9h)

218 France is going to get royally butt fucked by the titanium dildo of reality

Bigly

Posted by: The Grounded Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger at July 09, 2024 05:29 PM (DBZuM)

219 Shortly after it formed in June, the NPF outlined its ambitious economic programme and how it would fund it.

It included:

• raising the minimum wage

• price controls on essential foods, electricity, gas and petrol

• lowering the retirement age to 60

• a new 90% tax on any annual income above €400,000 (£337,954)

• heavy investment in green transition and public services

Posted by: King Chuck at July 09, 2024 05:25 PM (63Dwl)
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Simpler plan: just have a bonfire of euros.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 09, 2024 05:30 PM (YqDXo)

220 Price controls will have the desired effect of starving everyone into submission while allowing the connected to get massive subsidies in order to keep the Elites supplied.

I wonder if they're stupid enough to not realize how quickly the ordinary will become extraordinary?

The average westerner has access to food Kings couldn't buy just over a century ago.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at July 09, 2024 05:30 PM (tT6L1)

221 The process is the yada yada...

Posted by: eleven at July 09, 2024 05:30 PM (fV+MH)

222 Posted by: NZFrank with an M2 at July 09, 2024 05:28 PM

A NZFrank sighting. A most cromulent Tuesday.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 09, 2024 05:31 PM (Wnv9h)

223 the govt will hire every unemployed person to install windmills. all of our problems are solved!
Posted by: brak at July 09, 2024 05:28 PM
________________

Divide the unemployed into two groups: one to dig holes, the other to fill in the holes.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 09, 2024 05:31 PM (YqDXo)

224 This travel channel makes me want to go to the French Riviera.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EK4xuobnoU

Posted by: Maj. Healey at July 09, 2024 05:31 PM (/U5Yz)

225 "• a new 90% tax on any annual income above €400,000 (£337,954)
"


Insane.

Posted by: eleven at July 09, 2024 05:32 PM (fV+MH)

226 Biden's incompetence is penetrating the "I don't pay attention to politics" bubble of people I know.

Posted by: pookysgirl also knows a few NeverTrumpers at July 09, 2024 05:32 PM (wDRTj)

227 Shortly after it formed in June, the NPF outlined its ambitious economic programme and how it would fund it.

It included:

• raising the minimum wage

• price controls on essential foods, electricity, gas and petrol

• lowering the retirement age to 60

• a new 90% tax on any annual income above €400,000 (£337,954)

• heavy investment in green transition and public services

Posted by: King Chuck at July 09, 2024 05:25 PM (63Dwl)
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This is the platform of the NEW Popular Front? It has exactly the same policies as the Old Popular Front.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 09, 2024 05:33 PM (YqDXo)

228
The President will come out of this just like George lll did in "The Madness of King George", then a loveable group of Hollywood heart throbs will put together an ingenious "Heist" to save the election and leave the fuming bully Trump swearing and not the kind of swearing in he was hoping for!

Posted by: Auspex at July 09, 2024 05:33 PM (j4U/Z)

229 Which means there will soon be no essential foods, electricity, gas and petrol.
________

The (non-)natives will get restless.

I would get the popcorn out to watch the show, but I have sympathy for the French who voted "far-right" to try to prevent it. I will eat a Pain au Chocolat from Costco in their memory.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at July 09, 2024 05:33 PM (aTE0p)

230 Holy shit.

Just barely perused an interview worth Kamala on The Nation.

Do progressives really believe she's THE ONE?

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 09, 2024 05:33 PM (46DZf)

231 Is New Zealand a real place, or mythological like Shangri-la or Rhode Island?

Posted by: Geography Not My Forte' at July 09, 2024 05:34 PM (V5BDR)

232 French who voted "far-right" to try to prevent it.

**********

That’s the rural frenchies who really really really like their guns, may be time to start using them now

Posted by: The Grounded Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger at July 09, 2024 05:34 PM (DBZuM)

233 I don't think the NFP can enact that program into law. They would need Macron's (much-diminished) Ensemble to do it, & the NFP is an ad hoc bloc-- not a cohesive political party.

Posted by: mnw at July 09, 2024 05:35 PM (NLIak)

234 216 "Schumer claims Congress has the power to "regulate the courts,"

His wet dream.
Posted by: fd at July 09, 2024 04:42 PM (vFG9F)

Schumer is as ignorant as the dumb-ass nominees for Federal judge that he sends to hearings, where they get skewered by Sen. Kennedy.

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at July 09, 2024 05:35 PM (oMW+j)

235 Nurse, is that the one where she sympathizes with the sandmaggot protestors over Gaza?

Posted by: Ben Had at July 09, 2024 05:36 PM (5MvGY)

236 Is New Zealand a real place, or mythological like Shangri-la or Rhode Island?
Posted by: Geography Not My Forte' at July 09, 2024 05:34 PM (V5BDR)

New Zealand is fake. Middle-earth is real.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Come Sail Away with me, You guys at July 09, 2024 05:36 PM (hZc6Q)

237 We tax US citizens who live elsewhere
_______________

How well I know.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 09, 2024 05:36 PM (YqDXo)

238 231 Is New Zealand a real place, or mythological like Shangri-la or Rhode Island?
Posted by: Geography Not My Forte' at July 09, 2024 05:34 PM (V5BDR)

Beautiful, scenic, and a place where freedoms go to die

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at July 09, 2024 05:38 PM (oMW+j)

239 "16 The left never sleeps, gives up or gives in. If Trump overcomes the fraud he needs to go medieval on these fuckers. Let them litigate their grievances from Gitmo in a goddamn cage."

This!

Posted by: BK at July 09, 2024 05:38 PM (bt8Gu)

240 235 Nurse, is that the one where she sympathizes with the sandmaggot protestors over Gaza?
Posted by: Ben Had

Yes. She talks about how we are giving them flour. But, I'm a baker. How do you make food without water? They don't have clean water? And do the women of Gaza have menstrual pads? What about feminine hygiene?

Holy. Shit.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 09, 2024 05:38 PM (cZQmn)

241 New Zealand is fake. Middle-earth is real.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Come Sail Away with me, You guys at July 09, 2024 05:36 PM (hZc6Q)
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New Zealand is filmed in Middle Earth? Another amazing internet fact!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at July 09, 2024 05:38 PM (tT6L1)

242 Is New Zealand a real place, or mythological like Shangri-la or Rhode Island?

Posted by: Geography Not My Forte' at July 09, 2024 05:34 PM (V5BDR)

Or The Shire. Or Narnia.

Posted by: pookysgirl, checking her wardrobe again at July 09, 2024 05:39 PM (wDRTj)

243 Divide the unemployed into two groups: one to dig holes, the other to fill in the holes.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

Dignity Canals are under utilized in this day and age. Barges are quite green if they are powered only by Communists pulling sustainable, green, hemp rope.

Posted by: Happy Harry at July 09, 2024 05:39 PM (V5BDR)

244 Even sugarcoating as much as possible, the author couldn't make kamala sound as intelligent as a nine year old.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 09, 2024 05:39 PM (cZQmn)

245 This is the platform of the NEW Popular Front? It has exactly the same policies as the Old Popular Front.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 09, 2024 05:33 PM


Splitters!

Posted by: The Popular New Front at July 09, 2024 05:40 PM (Wnv9h)

246 Yes. She talks about how we are giving them flour. But, I'm a baker. How do you make food without water? They don't have clean water? And do the women of Gaza have menstrual pads? What about feminine hygiene?

Holy. Shit.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 09, 2024 05:38 PM (cZQmn)
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Eh, she's typical of the left. She believes Muslims place value on their women.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at July 09, 2024 05:40 PM (tT6L1)

247 New Zealand… nice place to visit… you can’t live there… foreigner cooties and all…

Posted by: tubal at July 09, 2024 05:41 PM (PCK5/)

248 Chucky will threaten anyone in his way. Just he did to the Supreme Court to not follow his beliefs

Posted by: Skip at July 09, 2024 05:42 PM (fwDg9)

249 Even sugarcoating as much as possible, the author couldn't make kamala sound as intelligent as a nine year old.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 09, 2024 05:39 PM (cZQmn)
_________________

The Nation is a full-on, straight-up, in-your-face communist publication.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 09, 2024 05:42 PM (YqDXo)

250 Blake, it goes deeper than that. She would cut off all military aid to Israel in a heartbeat if she could.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 09, 2024 05:42 PM (5MvGY)

251 One amusing side effect of a truly effective and vengeful Trump could be fixing the "housing crises" by removing crimigrant competition for low cost housing and all these elites in more expensive housing as they flee prosecution for corruption.
Posted by: 18-1 at July 09, 2024 04:51 PM (oZhjI)

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Just keep firing bureaucrats until pressure for housing eases. No longer employed bureaucrats will have to move to more affordable locales. Too many bloodsuckers live in DC.

Posted by: Decaf at July 09, 2024 05:43 PM (unUNN)

252 90% tax over 400,000 Euros sho do wonders for French soccer teams competitiveness. Imagine all the lefty player can't wait to sign there to live their lefty dreams.

Posted by: Bete at July 09, 2024 05:43 PM (LX4y3)

253 The Nation is a stodgy version of Salon and Mother Jones, yes?? Smelly old Bolsheviks in mildewed clothes…

Posted by: tubal at July 09, 2024 05:43 PM (PCK5/)

254 New zealies have the worst accents on Gods green earth

I tried to watch a few New Zealand shows and couldn’t go five minutes without rage turning the tv off

All this yiiiiiiiiippppp and mmmmmmmm and duuuuuu what the fuck

Posted by: The Grounded Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger at July 09, 2024 05:43 PM (DBZuM)

255 If my knees hold out, I'll visit my cousin in NZ in November.

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at July 09, 2024 05:44 PM (oMW+j)

256 I would like to see Tasmania one day.

Posted by: tubal at July 09, 2024 05:45 PM (PCK5/)

257
Just keep firing bureaucrats until pressure for housing eases. No longer employed bureaucrats will have to move to more affordable locales. Too many bloodsuckers live in DC.
Posted by: Decaf at July 09, 2024 05:43 PM (unUNN)


I remember Milton Friedman showing that government policies destroyed housing. Video of it blowing up...

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at July 09, 2024 05:47 PM (oMW+j)

258 Blake, it goes deeper than that. She would cut off all military aid to Israel in a heartbeat if she could.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 09, 2024 05:42 PM (5MvGY)
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I think cutting off military aid to Israel is a given as soon as the left thinks they can withstand the political price.

Anyway, doesn't surprise me. She's profoundly stupid.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at July 09, 2024 05:47 PM (tT6L1)

259 Waiting for the Supreme Court to rule that "Speech and Debate" clause only applies when Congress critters are physically inside the Capitol. The minute they step outside the chambers, they're liable for anything and everything they say (slander, libel, defamation). A swift kick in the nuts is allowed in rebuttal
Posted by: Stacy0311 at July 09, 2024 04:53 PM (8LKg9)

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That's how it works in the other anglosphere countries that have the Westminster system. Only what is said in parliament is immune from litigation.

Posted by: Decaf at July 09, 2024 05:47 PM (unUNN)

260 258 The only political price would be some major Jewish multimillionaire donors making mouth move about not donating. Who otherwise on their side has said boo about what the Dems are doing now in terms of Israel?

Posted by: Bete at July 09, 2024 05:49 PM (LX4y3)

261 All this yiiiiiiiiippppp and mmmmmmmm and duuuuuu what the fuck
Posted by: The Grounded Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger at July 09, 2024 05:43 PM (DBZuM)
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my wife and I used to enjoy "The Brokenwood Mysteries." It didn't take itself too seriously and Fern Sutherland was really good at comedic timing. Then DEI took hold and ruined what was once an amusing murder mystery.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at July 09, 2024 05:51 PM (tT6L1)

262 Chuckles seems to be a fat, pompous buffoon

Posted by: Northernlurker , wondering where his phone is at July 09, 2024 05:55 PM (JLq/1)

263 It would be an ex post facto Bill of Attainder...
BOTH specifically,clearly, prohibited in and BY the Constitution.
Even filing a single sheet of paper would be Impeachable under a conspiracy heading.
DO IT!
Get a handful of other Dems to sign it...ALL will be impeached, and they cannot vote on their OWN impeachments, thus will be convicted, removed from office, Repubs wil take over al Senate leadership positions, committees, and even though Most states allow the Governor to appoint a replacement senator, they cannot be sworn in until the Senate confirms them.
Dems set the "rulebook" for super quick, instant impeachment processes, on strictly party line votes, with NO HEARINGS...do it by THEIR own Rules.
https://constitution.findlaw.com/article1/annotation47.html

Posted by: birdog at July 09, 2024 06:17 PM (lWs+l)

264 I wonder if cutting aid to Israel wouldn’t be a good thing long term. Right now Israel has to do what the UStells them to get that aid. This means letting Hamas and Hezbollah flourish.

So what if Israel says nah we’re good,
And then destroys Hamas and Hezbollah once and for all. Long term it will save a lot of military spending, more than what they’d lose in American aid.

Posted by: Biden is Finished at July 09, 2024 06:27 PM (wCYy7)

265 “”Checks and Balances.”

I will now conditionally support a newly elected President Trump exercising his Constitutional authority of checks and balances by drone strikes of upChuck. The condition is that he has to drone strike the awful and unfunny Amy at the same time.

It’s a twofer. #Trump2024

Posted by: Misanthropic Misanthrope at July 09, 2024 06:33 PM (e3CH4)

266 Chuck Schumer will have "deemed", just like that dead roach from Nevada did back in the day.

Posted by: uniparty, Raping and Mutilating the Children They Do Not Kill at July 09, 2024 06:49 PM (gxokI)

267 Corrupt Chuck can do his electioneering from the Senate floor because Mitch McConnell is too tired and too close to his death bed to insult Chuck. One thing about Mitch, he won't make you work. John Thune can also be counted on to take the easy way out.

Posted by: wferrin at July 10, 2024 02:06 PM (rkArx)

268 I wonder if all those NY and DC car jackers realize what a nice car ole Schumer drives?

Posted by: Jane at July 10, 2024 03:17 PM (bXvrr)

269 There's also this little problem:

Congress is prohibited from passing ex post facto laws by clause 3 of Article I, Section 9 of the United States Constitution.

But that little detail won't stop a Dem from moving ahead with it anyway.

Posted by: Rick Happ at July 10, 2024 05:09 PM (6yUBg)

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