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wrenchwench  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:12:17pm
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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:13:20pm
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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:14:30pm
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PhillyPretzel  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:14:59pm

Right now I wish I could stay up all night and just watch the news items as they come in but I have to go to work tomorrow.

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wrenchwench  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:15:00pm

re: #2 jaunte

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I was just wondering whether there might be a septic tank…

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:15:10pm

re: #1 wrenchwench

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Charles Johnson  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:16:07pm
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wrenchwench  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:17:00pm

re: #3 jaunte

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‘Acid wash’—yep, septic tank.

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:17:18pm

Plus what might fit in a safe…

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Charles Johnson  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:18:56pm
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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:21:37pm
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HRH Stanley Sea  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:21:48pm
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Charles Johnson  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:22:43pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:24:14pm

re: #175 Teukka

And a very long thread on that just dropped on that account.

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:25:19pm

PANIC

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:26:49pm
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HRH Stanley Sea  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:27:54pm

twitter.com

Lincoln Project Twitter space

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:28:17pm

Hmmm. So far calling this the Monday Night Raid fits. Do I hear Monday Night Massacre?

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TarHellion  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:28:35pm

re: #8 wrenchwench

FFVCS might get his Infrastructure Week after all

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:28:54pm

re: #12 HRH Stanley Sea

Maybe Trump is just a crisis actor. /s

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:29:37pm
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HRH Stanley Sea  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:29:58pm

Hmmm.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:31:06pm

re: #21 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

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Charles Johnson  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:31:35pm
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Dr. Matt  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:32:45pm

Lol

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Teukka  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:33:17pm
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Dr. Matt  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:33:24pm

How’s Hillary doing? 😂😂😂

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:36:29pm
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Charles Johnson  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:36:44pm
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Dr. Matt  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:37:08pm

re: #15 jaunte

PANIC

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Fucking word salad on crack.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:38:10pm

Not nearly as exciting as an FBI raid, but for those of us parched, there is a slight chance of rain over the next 10 days:

Unfortunately central and northern California will be dry, dry, dry.

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:38:33pm

re: #30 Dr. Matt

It’s just mad babbling until they settle on/Trump dictates the party line.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:39:06pm

There is so much Republican crime news today: Michigan; Lexington, Ky; Project Veritas; Mar-a-Lago. If I were a conspiracy theorist, I might think it’s no coincidence! But I’m not, so it’s just evidence of how much criminal activity Republicans have been up to.

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darthstar  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:40:29pm

“Broke into his safe”…that’s called processing a search warrant and asking whomever is there to open the safe for them.

Of course, the joy in this is Trump being treated like your garden variety criminal.

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Teukka  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:41:15pm

re: #26 Teukka

Read through it. Good lord, it does look really fucking bad for Amnesty International…

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darthstar  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:41:58pm
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Charles Johnson  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:42:14pm
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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:42:52pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:44:49pm
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PhillyPretzel  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:46:01pm

WaPo just pinged regarding DT.

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darthstar  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:46:04pm

Quick…help the former guy at all costs.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:46:09pm

re: #25 Dr. Matt

Lol

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Trump is dumber than Fredo.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:47:52pm

It’s about the classified documents.

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:48:13pm
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darthstar  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:48:16pm
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PhillyPretzel  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:48:25pm

re: #40 PhillyPretzel

WaPo front page (digital):
washingtonpost.com

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:48:43pm

And perhaps the FBI now has all of Trump’s blackmail materials on various GOP leaders.
/ (half)

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darthstar  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:49:19pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:49:25pm

re: #189 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

What were they supposed to do with the fetus? Was it alive when she aborted and buried it? I’m missing the point of this prosecution.

Abortion after twenty weeks is illegal in Nebraska except for certain limited circumstances.

If the foetus was stillborn at home, the correct response would be to call for medical aid.

Burning and burying a dead foetus counts either as improper disposal of remains or desecration of a corpse.

I’m not sure about abortion drugs, but I don’t think they work at twenty-two weeks. More information should be forthcoming, but this would either be a stillbirth or an illegal private medical abortion.

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Teukka  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:50:23pm

re: #35 Teukka

Read through it. Good lord, it does look really fucking bad for Amnesty International…

Long story short, it appears that Amnesty International was lying when it said that Ukraine had made no effort to evacuate individuals, as well as lying about only 30% of military aid reaching its intended destination (only one party has a vested interest in military aid to Ukraine drying up, for whatever reason).

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No Malarkey!  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:50:48pm

re: #46 PhillyPretzel

WaPo front page (digital):
washingtonpost.com

I love the irony that after running on “Lock her up”, the first raid on Mar-a-Lago concerns the mishandling of classified documents.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:52:52pm

re: #36 darthstar

Al Capone’s roadmaps.

Youtube Video

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No Malarkey!  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:52:53pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:53:22pm
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darthstar  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:53:38pm
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Charles Johnson  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:55:25pm
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Patricia Kayden  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:56:24pm
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No Malarkey!  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:57:55pm
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Charles Johnson  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:58:09pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:59:08pm

I reeeeeally hope they found they’re looking for. And then some.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:59:15pm

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:00:56pm

re: #53 No Malarkey!

Accomplice. Why is she only speaking up now?

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:01:03pm

re: #56 Charles Johnson

This is what you see at Banana Republics? I was just there yesterday buying some shirts.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:02:53pm
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Unabogie  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:03:55pm

Has anyone considered that it wasn’t Ivana buried at the golf course and instead was whatever he stole?

I’m hoping another search is underway in a weird area in New Jersey with brown grass and a fake headstone.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:04:21pm

re: #193 Belafon

Rural areas don’t provide food to cities, they sell it to us.

We in the cities pay more for telephone, postal, and other services so that rural areas have it and not at an excessive price.

Companies in cities sell us telephone service but won’t provide vast areas of rural area cell service (captialism), Internet service is far more expensive, the post office is a national service and always has been, and many products in rural areas cost more money (or are unavailable, like the forever lack of hand sanitiser or Lysol since the pandemic started).

We can either all hang together, or we will surely hang separately.—Some unimportant guy long ago, who President Biden channelled today in Kentucky.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:05:23pm
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Varek Raith  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:05:54pm

ACID WASHED EMAILS!

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No Malarkey!  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:09:21pm

re: #66 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Companies in cities sell us telephone service but won’t provide vast areas of rural area cell service (captialism), Internet service is far more expensive, the post office is a national service and always has been, and many products in rural areas cost more money (or are unavailable, like the forever lack of hand sanitiser or Lysol since the pandemic started).

We can either all hang together, or we will surely hang separately.—Some unimportant guy long ago, who President Biden channelled today in Kentucky.

I have noticed on T-Mobile commercials that it looks like the entire state of Nebraska lacks 5G coverage which blankets the rest of the country, which is weird.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:10:26pm
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:11:44pm

re: #70 Charles Johnson

Which is why DeSantis is innocently whistling off in the corner of the Internet.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:12:37pm

I went to watch the John Oliver clip at the top of the last thread, but it says the video is unavailable in my country. Did Nebraska secede and no one told me?

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:13:11pm

re: #66 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Companies in cities sell us telephone service but won’t provide vast areas of rural area cell service (captialism), Internet service is far more expensive, the post office is a national service and always has been, and many products in rural areas cost more money (or are unavailable, like the forever lack of hand sanitiser or Lysol since the pandemic started).

We can either all hang together, or we will surely hang separately.—Some unimportant guy long ago, who President Biden channelled today in Kentucky.

You will notice that none of on this site are actually complaining about this other than the fact that Abbott has once again screwed Texans. We have known for a long time that are stamp prices are a little higher to make sure that heart medicine makes it to everyone that needs it and our phone bills are a little higher to make sure everyone can make a call.

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darthstar  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:13:21pm
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Dr. Matt  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:14:10pm

MAGA: Defund the FBI!

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Charles Johnson  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:15:23pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:15:31pm

re: #69 No Malarkey!

I have noticed on T-Mobile commercials that it looks like the entire state of Nebraska lacks 5G coverage which blankets the rest of the country, which is weird.

T-mobile doesn’t operate in the state at all.

Other companies show similar maps. If you’re not in Omaha, Lincoln, or on Interstate 80, you don’t get cell service.

Cell towers sited along other highways use directional antennas to only provide service on the highway (like the cell tower in my town: no one in town can use it unless they are on US-26).

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Charles Johnson  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:16:04pm

re: #72 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I went to watch the John Oliver clip at the top of the last thread, but it says the video is unavailable in my country. Did Nebraska secede and no one told me?

Are you using a VPN? That can cause lots of problems like this.

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darthstar  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:16:07pm

re: #76 Charles Johnson

It seems like only yesterday.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:16:09pm

Maga is freaking out. Glorious.

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darthstar  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:18:51pm
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Charles Johnson  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:19:43pm
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Charles Johnson  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:20:05pm

“Wingnet.” I like that. I think I’m gonna use it more.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:20:27pm
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steve_davis  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:21:26pm

re: #15 jaunte

PANIC

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yeah, uhm, donald trump isn’t running in the midterms, bitch.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:21:32pm

re: #29 Charles Johnson

Cope.

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William Lewis  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:21:41pm

re: #61 Patricia Kayden

Nah, Capital Espionage. You know he’s trying to sell those documents to the Russians and/or Saudis.

Strap him into Old Sparky and send him to hell that way.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:22:57pm
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Dave In Austin  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:23:43pm
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steve_davis  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:25:10pm

re: #34 darthstar

“Broke into his safe”…that’s called processing a search warrant and asking whomever is there to open the safe for them.

Of course, the joy in this is Trump being treated like your garden variety criminal.

asking whoever is there. I’m gonna have to get out my whoopin stick here in a minute!

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darthstar  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:25:26pm

I think a lot of people owe Merrick Garland an apology.

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gwangung  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:28:12pm

re: #91 darthstar

I think a lot of people owe Merrick Garland an apology.

I’m betting that this is a relatively open and shut case (either the documents are there or they aren’t) and it STILL needed all this time to get all ducks lined up to cross the ts and dot the I’d/

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:30:47pm

re: #92 gwangung

I agree. The documents are at Mar-a-lago and this is part of crossing the “t’s” and dotting the “I’s”

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Charles Johnson  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:31:20pm
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Ace Rothstein  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:31:29pm

re: #91 darthstar

What is it with labeling everything “Marxist”?

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:33:05pm

re: #95 Ace Rothstein

They are grasping at straws/words.

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EstebanTornado1963  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:33:25pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:36:23pm
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steve_davis  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:36:52pm

re: #95 Ace Rothstein

What is it with labeling everything “Marxist”?

the complex answer is that modern conservatism grew out of neoconservatism, which was actually formed by folks like Bill Crystal’s dad, who was initially a socialist/communist. They use the word “marxist” because that is a vestigial remnant from a time when marxists were the true enemy of the vanguard. They are still using language of the european intelligentsia for the lumpy redneckariat.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:41:22pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:41:38pm

I’ll remember that the next time I have access to a bunch of top secret classified documents.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:42:40pm

re: #100 Charles Johnson

It speaks volumes.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:44:03pm

re: #94 Charles Johnson

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No Malarkey!  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:45:47pm

re: #100 Charles Johnson

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No Malarkey!  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:48:29pm
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PhillyPretzel  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:51:02pm

re: #105 No Malarkey!

They must have had cast iron proof that those items were at Mar-a-lago.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:51:39pm

NEXT ON HOARDERS:

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A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:52:32pm

Hey, Charles, when “show embedded tweets” is not checked (so probably your code and not twitter’s), if I happen to touch an image in a post containing a tweet, the image turns into a flat green rectangle. (An example on this page is #91.)

If I reload the post, I see the unadulterated tweet and if I unload the whole page, the issue seems to go away — I haven’t tried that much, though.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:53:03pm

MAGAts having conniptions in the comments

Iframe

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:53:26pm

What’s this? Dark skies to the east? Seems thunderstorms are hitting the mountains of San Diego County.

Doubt we’ll get any rain, but the cloud cover has cooled temps off.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:54:00pm

I know trump is a dolt and all but was he honestly stupid enough to keep classified material for TWO YEARS? He deserves to go to prison because he’s criminally stupid.

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:55:19pm

re: #107 The Pie Overlord!

NEXT ON HOARDERS:

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TarHellion  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:55:44pm

re: #110 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

We are supposed to get a merciful reprieve from the 70-plus dewpoints this weekend. Perhaps a rare time in Western NC, for August, when dry air will come in and have lows in the upper 50s.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:56:57pm

Yippee! 69,000 Karma. Since it is a bit late for the usual buffet I will have a Champagne Toast now.

::: Passing Champagne to all Lizards :::

To Donald Trump May he get everything he deserves.

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Jay C  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:59:45pm

re: #107 The Pie Overlord!

NEXT ON HOARDERS:

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Anyone want to tell Lara Dumbass that the DoJ and FBI don’t make a habit of conducting raids on former Presidents for “newspaper clippings”, etc: and that the focus of their bust is almost certainly looking for shit that TFG DIDN’T have the authority to take???

I wonder if the media will get comments from Clinton (Bill), Bush (Dubya) and Obama about how THEY handled classified docs after their terms….?

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No Malarkey!  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:00:29pm

re: #115 Jay C

Anyone want to tell Lara Dumbass that the DoJ and FBI don’t make a habit of conducting raids on former Presidents for “newspaper clippings”, etc: and that the focus of their bust is almost certainly looking for shit that TFG DIDN’T have the authority to take???

I wonder if the media will get comments from Clinton (Bill), Bush (Dubya) and Obama about how THEY handled classified docs after their terms….?

Maybe from top aides of theirs.

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wrenchwench  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:00:36pm

re: #114 PhillyPretzel

Yippee! 69,000 Karma. Since it is a bit late for the usual buffet I will have a Champagne Toast now.

::: Passing Champagne to all Lizards :::

To Donald Trump May he get everything he deserves.

:::sip:::

Thank you. Here’s to many more.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:01:30pm

re: #117 wrenchwench

Amen.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:03:02pm

On the issue in Nebraska to restrict or ban abortion in a special session, it was not blocked by a filibuster (that would require the Unicameral to be in session).

Calling a special session requires thirty-three of the forty-nine senators to agree to call one. The Speaker of the Legislature Mike Hilger (R) was unable to find thirty-three senators to agree to it.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:03:08pm
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steve_davis  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:04:36pm

re: #113 TarHellion

We are supposed to get a merciful reprieve from the 70-plus dewpoints this weekend. Perhaps a rare time in Western NC, for August, when dry air will come in and have lows in the upper 50s.

by this weekend it looks like the upstate will get some upper 60’s lows at night, which makes things bearable. My cat may even feel like she needs some warmth at night, which is nice, because I will admit that I miss my snuggle bunny during the aloof summer season.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:04:45pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:05:25pm

re: #100 Charles Johnson

There is the issue of Richard Nixon meeting with a couple grand jury members near his home after he left office and after Gerald Ford pardoned him, but it’s not known whether someone went through his home or not.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:05:57pm

re: #119 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

On the issue in Nebraska to restrict or ban abortion in a special session, it was not blocked by a filibuster (that would require the Unicameral to be in session).

Calling a special session requires thirty-three of the forty-nine senators to agree to call one. The Speaker of the Legislature Mike Hilger (R) was unable to find thirty-three senators to agree to it.

Thanks for that clarification!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:06:42pm
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DodgerFan1988  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:06:50pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:06:55pm
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retired cynic  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:07:13pm

re: #121 steve_davis

by this weekend it looks like the upstate will get some upper 60’s lows at night, which makes things bearable. My cat may even feel like she needs some warmth at night, which is nice, because I will admit that I miss my snuggle bunny during the aloof summer season.

Boots is my special snuggle bunny. During the hot and humid summers, we still snuggle, but on top of the bedding and under a fan.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:07:57pm
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No Malarkey!  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:08:27pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:08:28pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:10:28pm
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wrenchwench  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:11:12pm

re: #130 No Malarkey!

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I used to remember August 8 as a holiday. Now I shall again.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:11:29pm
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Ace Rothstein  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:12:18pm

re: #111 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I know trump is a dolt and all but was he honestly stupid enough to keep classified material for TWO YEARS? He deserves to go to prison because he’s criminally stupid.

Yes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:12:33pm

I’m OK, I don’t have a safe…

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Jay C  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:13:41pm

re: #106 PhillyPretzel

re: #105 No Malarkey!

This.

Unlike the Trump-era buffoon circus, this Administration seems to be being run and staffed by people who know WTH they’re doing, and it just beggars credibility that every single aspect of the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago raid wasn’t conceived, planned, documented and conducted with everything executed precisely according to stringent legal principle. As in: fully documented without a single fucking comma out pf place, and properly authorized by every judge whose OK was required (probably Trump appointees, too!).

Oh, and knowing (not merely “suspecting”) what they were going to find.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:14:04pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:15:44pm
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Ace Rothstein  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:16:11pm

Trump took the classified documents to sell them. Period.
Occam’s Razor was tailor made for a dumb fuck like Trump.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:16:47pm
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PhillyPretzel  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:16:55pm

re: #138 Backwoods_Sleuth

They will have to look for Mitt Romney’s spine.

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:17:03pm
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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:19:56pm

re: #125 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Jay C  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:20:02pm

re: #125 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Hey! House Judiciary GOP assholes!

No, I can’t “imagine them doing this to me”, because if I were a former elected official leaving office after my term was up, I would have proactively checked with someone (up to and including the FBI) to clarify exactly what type of documents I could take with me or not: y’know, it being the goddam LAW and all……

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:20:28pm

re: #78 Charles Johnson

Are you using a VPN? That can cause lots of problems like this.

No. I don’t have a VPN service.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:22:54pm

Hearing again and again that “they got a search warrant to search the home of a former president” is just a reminder to me of what an obscenity it is that Donald God Damn Fucking Trump was President of the United States.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:25:15pm
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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:25:27pm

re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:25:58pm

Great point on Rachel: They got a search warrant instead of giving asshole a subpoena. I wonder why??

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Cheechako  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:28:31pm

re: #150 Ace Rothstein

Great point on Rachel: They got a search warrant instead of giving asshole a subpoena. I wonder why??

That’s easy. TFG would fight a subpoena for the next 6 months in court(s).

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No Malarkey!  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:28:34pm

re: #150 Ace Rothstein

Great point on Rachel: They got a search warrant instead of giving asshole a subpoena. I wonder why??

Because a subpoena gives him a chance to destroy the evidence.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:28:36pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:29:23pm

re: #152 No Malarkey!

Because a subpoena gives him a chance to destroy the evidence.

and, as been shown repeatedly, subpoenas can be ignored…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:29:50pm

re: #151 Cheechako

That’s easy. TFG would fight a subpoena for the next 6 months in court(s).

And destroy evidence.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:30:10pm

LOL

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No Malarkey!  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:30:33pm

Morons.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:30:39pm

I guess I should’ve added a sarc tag.

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A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:30:45pm

re: #148 Backwoods_Sleuth

Probably his lawyers told him to STFU and for once he listened. Shit’s getting real, after all.

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:31:33pm

If I remember my history, the FBI waited until Nixon left the White House and raided while it was gone.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:32:58pm

re: #157 No Malarkey!

Morons.

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crisis actors…

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:33:31pm
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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:34:30pm

re: #147 No Malarkey!

Hearing again and again that “they got a search warrant to search the home of a former president” is just a reminder to me of what an obscenity it is that Donald God Damn Fucking Trump was President of the United States.

It reassures me that no man is above the law.

It feels like we’re experiencing a swing toward sanity. This, the Alex Jones judgement and his phone going to the J6 Committee, and Kansas have me feeling much better about how this country is going.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:34:43pm

Whenever the FBI starts giving white folks trouble, white folks sure don’t like it.

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:35:09pm
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No Malarkey!  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:36:02pm

re: #163 Crush White Nationalism

It reassures me that no man is above the law.

It feels like we’re experiencing a swing toward sanity. This, the Alex Jones judgement and his phone going to the J6 Committee, and Kansas have me feeling much better about how this country is going.

I agree. Republicans have been experiencing some things lately, and it’s about damn time.

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William Lewis  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:37:41pm

re: #148 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Teukka  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:39:30pm
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Dr. Matt  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:41:34pm

re: #157 No Malarkey!

Morons.

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White trash Nazis. Hard stop.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:41:54pm

re: #93 PhillyPretzel

I agree. The documents are at Mar-a-lago and this is part of crossing the “t’s” and dotting the “I’s”

You sure they’re not crossing the I’s and dotting the T’s?

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:44:27pm
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Ace Rothstein  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:45:58pm

re: #168 Teukka

Lmao okay

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:46:36pm

Other than that, how did you like the play Mrs. Lincoln?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:46:38pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:48:08pm

re: #101 The Pie Overlord!

I’ll remember that the next time I have access to a bunch of top secret classified documents.

Local boring family story about a missing top secret document.

My mother tells a story of how my father came home from work at Patuxent River NAS, saying he was in big trouble because he had signed out a top-secret document from his work to bring home, and couldn’t find it.

She went into the washer where his uniform from that day was, and it was full of paper lint. She carefully scrapped off all the lint and put it into an envelope. Included in the lint was a lucky large piece with the serial number of the document.

She says the next day the command called her and asked if they could buy her washing machine to use as a document destroyer.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:48:14pm

They are melting right the fuck down at Free Republic. One guy is pushing the notion that sheriffs can just deputize a million armed rednecks to start arresting whoever the fuck they want.

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EstebanTornado1963  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:48:28pm
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darthstar  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:49:14pm

re: #157 No Malarkey!

Morons.

Moron Rabe

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:49:52pm

re: #177 EstebanTornado1963

The drama with these fucking people.

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:50:20pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:52:03pm
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Teukka  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:52:18pm

re: #171 Belafon

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BigPapa  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:52:44pm

Anything newsworthy happen today? Seem quiet.

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Varek Raith  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:53:18pm

re: #183 BigPapa

Anything newsworthy happen today? Seem quiet.

Just a minor freakout.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:53:25pm
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Ace Rothstein  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:53:29pm

re: #183 BigPapa

Anything newsworthy happen today? Seem quiet.

Typical boring August day.

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:54:41pm
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BigPapa  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:56:58pm

Trumpers are saying the US is a shithole country.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:57:02pm
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BeachDem  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:58:45pm

re: #186 Ace Rothstein

Typical boring August day.

And here I thought getting a speeding ticket while driving 5 blocks to the bank was the most dramatic thing that would happen today.

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darthstar  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:00:41pm

The next time a Republican takes office I hope the outgoing Democrat puts signs in the bathrooms reading: “Only put toilet paper in the toilet. Feminine products go in the provided container. Classified documents should be given to the National Archives.”

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:01:46pm
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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:03:13pm

Just to tamper expectations: We will have to see what’s actually in those boxes. It’s been 18 months since he left with them. Someone smarter than Trump has had time to look at them.

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BigPapa  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:03:27pm

Trump will run on being a dictator persecuting enemies with extra judicial arrests and public executions on 5th Avenue. And they will vote for him. I’m not being sarcastic.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:04:06pm

re: #179 Ace Rothstein

The drama with these fucking people.

The Oppression Olympics. Gold medal in the 400m Whinging Race.

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BigPapa  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:04:40pm

re: #193 Belafon

Just to tamper expectations: We will have to see what’s actually in those boxes. It’s been 18 months since he left with them. Someone smarter than Trump has had time to look at them.

This is probably correct. But contrarily, I think Trump and most in near orbit are feeling like teflon and consequences are a remote risk. Here’s to hoping they got super sloppy.

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:04:47pm

My son got his senior schedule. We signed up for piano last year. He was able to pick it when he planned his schedule. It was confirmed at the end of the year. We took him out of private piano lessons.

It’s not on his schedule.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:05:05pm

re: #193 Belafon

Just to tamper expectations: We will have to see what’s actually in those boxes. It’s been 18 months since he left with them. Someone smarter than Trump has had time to look at them.

I can’t believe Wray and Garland would greenlight a search warrant for Mar-a-Lago unless they were 99.99% sure they were going to find critical evidence.

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:05:29pm

re: #198 No Malarkey!

And the judge.

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:05:43pm
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wrenchwench  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:07:15pm
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Mike Lamb  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:07:30pm

re: #193 Belafon

Just to tamper expectations: We will have to see what’s actually in those boxes. It’s been 18 months since he left with them. Someone smarter than Trump has had time to look at them.

Wouldn’t surprise me if someone has tipped the FBI off as to what was in the boxes and they would know if shit is missing.

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:12:46pm
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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:14:11pm
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BeachDem  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:16:08pm

Speaking of hot August nights—

It’s love, Brother Love say
Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show
Pack up the babies
And grab the old ladies
And everyone goes
‘Cause everyone knows
Brother Love’s show

Youtube Video

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:16:23pm

Someone brought up DeSantis and how he would know what the FBI was up to. 100% he’s sitting back and enjoying this. Possibility of getting Trump out of his way for 2024.

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:16:30pm
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CleverToad  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:23:28pm

re: #103 No Malarkey!
From the last thread, before we all started gobbling popcorn with both hands

For any who may be wondering, my cat’s surgery to remove sewing thread he swallowed was successful, and the vet expects to discharge him tomorrow.

Glad to hear there is good news for the culprit, however bad the hit to the wallet.
Hope the recovery goes well!

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A Cranky One  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:23:40pm

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:24:08pm
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BigPapa  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:26:11pm

The Swamp sure is frothy tonight.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:26:50pm

re: #138 Backwoods_Sleuth

Probably a few boxes full of spines. But since they are unlabeled they might be hard to return.
//

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:27:33pm

Good luck with that, Kev.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:31:07pm

Reporter for the Nebraska Examiner

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No Malarkey!  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:31:19pm

re: #208 CleverToad

From the last thread, before we all started gobbling popcorn with both hands

Glad to hear there is good news for the culprit, however bad the hit to the wallet.
Hope the recovery goes well!

Thanks!

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:32:08pm

re: #180 Belafon

The GOP believes that the law is for other people. They do what they want. The law (and the enforcement officers are courts) are there to help oppress and control the other people.

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:32:24pm

“The largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, PERIOD!”

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No Malarkey!  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:36:16pm

Mary Trump on MSNBC now

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BeachDem  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:37:46pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:38:37pm
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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:40:46pm

re: #220 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I like listening to Bannon talk so I can turn the volume s-l-o-w-l-y down to nothing at all.

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:49:08pm
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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:49:17pm
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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:49:46pm
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BeachDem  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:49:48pm

The funniest one yet, because it could have happened.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:52:29pm

Sadly no rain here. But the eastern sky was very dark form the thunderstorms, and with the gold light of the setting sun added it looks like what you get when you mix yellow paint with grey paint.

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Dangerman  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:52:47pm

re: #152 No Malarkey!

Because a subpoena gives him a chance to destroy flush the evidence.

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:53:45pm
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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:54:27pm
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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:55:21pm
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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:56:54pm
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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:58:43pm

re: #213 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Good luck with that, Kev.

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Rightwingconspirator  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:01:46pm

re: #226 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Sadly no rain here. But the eastern sky was very dark form the thunderstorms, and with the gold light of the setting sun added it looks like what you get when you mix yellow paint with grey paint.

It’s a fiery sunset in Los Angeles tonight. Both literally and otherwise lol.

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austin_blue  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:03:30pm

Upstairs, someone asked “Is anyone surprised?”

Sure, I’m surprised, pleasantly so.

They really are going after the Mango Mussolini Fuckwit and are actively trying to bury him. Or so it seems right now.

So, yes, surprised.

But then, he has had 19 months to hide his family’s criming. How stupid would you have to be to not get rid of any evidence tying to you to Conspiracy to Commit Sedition?

Oh, wait…

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wrenchwench  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:03:58pm

re: #231 Belafon

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She has committed self-bot.

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A Cranky One  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:09:30pm

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(((Archangel1)))  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:09:31pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:10:00pm

It’s been raining for three days in Meradalir, and clouds and fog have obscured all cameras.

Still, I think it safe to say the lava fountains are still going full speed:

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:11:21pm

It’s so cruel, to smell rain and not receive any.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:13:47pm

The radar suggest we should be getting sprinkles, but I am confident that we are experiencing virga, hence the smell of rain.

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:13:49pm

re: #237 (((Archangel1)))

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(((Archangel1)))  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:17:14pm

The guilty are sure feeling the heat now…

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BeenHereAwhile  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:17:50pm

re: #112 Crush White Nationalism

Acyn@Acyn

Lara Trump: Look, my father-in-law, as anybody knows, who’s been around him a lot, loves to save things like newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, photographs, documents that he had every authority, will, to take from the white house

When do we get to read the agents affidavit in support of search?

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austin_blue  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:18:33pm

re: #239 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It’s so cruel, to smell rain and not receive any.

We had that on Monday. Ozone, sharp tang, virga mostly evaporating before hitting the ground, not even a legal trace. Ten miles south, 1/2”. Rotten fucking bastards. Alex Jones got my rain! I’m filing a tort. I like my chances based on his legal team choices.

It was a goddamned wet dream. See what I did there?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:18:53pm

Sooners Dog can’t read.

Mr. Elias only pointed out the section of that law, and pointed out that section might very well be ruled unconstitutional. The point is he would have to litigate that during a campaign, and only if he was convicted during a campaign.

The two wingnuts who have really been quiet about this all day? Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Missouri US Senator Josh Hawley.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:18:57pm

Alas, poor thunderstorm, you did your best but now you have crossed that rainbow bridge you spawned earlier:

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PrairieQueen  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:19:17pm

As delightful as this spectacle is, even the dumbest of fucks had more than a year’s headsup to destroy all kinds of important, incriminating, stuff. The Jan. 6 texts: gone. The assholes that stormed the capitol: released the same day. This could wind up like Geraldo opening Capone’s safe.

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:22:43pm

re: #197 Belafon

My son got his senior schedule. We signed up for piano last year. He was able to pick it when he planned his schedule. It was confirmed at the end of the year. We took him out of private piano lessons.

It’s not on his schedule.

I’m just fuming over this one. The counselors screwed over my middle one, telling him he could do the IB (The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) schedule and orchestra - which would have counted as the fine arts requirement- and then they arranged the schedule so he couldn’t, after I bought him a violin. And now this with my youngest.

Every scenario I run through my head right now has me cussing the counselors out, which isn’t going to help my son. I’m just fucking tired of them screwing my kids over.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:25:01pm

So, Mar-a-Lago got raided by the FBI, apparently searching for highly-classified documents which Trump took with him when he left the White House - and according to the Washington Post, some of those docs are classified as Top Secret, and some of them cannot be publicly disclosed.

What delightful news to wake up to here in Europe. The MAGAts - and Trump - are shitting themselves in helpless fury.

Glorious.

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(((Archangel1)))  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:31:13pm

Think we’re all essentially in the same mindset right now:

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So Cal Greek Hippie  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:31:25pm

2015: Bisbee, Arizona

Arizona is amazing but there are some radical people running for office. Secede, Kari Lake?
If Mexico invaded after the state fell into chaos after secession, this house would be an early target

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DodgerFan1988  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:35:44pm
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A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:37:06pm

re: #248 Belafon

I’m just fuming over this one. The counselors screwed over my middle one, telling him he could do the IB (The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) schedule and orchestra - which would have counted as the fine arts requirement- and then they arranged the schedule so he couldn’t, after I bought him a violin. And now this with my youngest.

Every scenario I run through my head right now has em cussing the counselors out, which isn’t going to help my son. I’m just fucking tired of them screwing my kids over.

Talk to them. By phone, text, email whatever. Explain to them, completely calmly, just what happened and what needs to be done to fix it. Keep calling, emailing, everything. Never lose your temper with them, don’t suggest that this was anything but an unfortunate error by persons unknown, but keep coming back until they understand that you are never going to go away.

That’s your best bet for getting them to fix this, while staying out of jail. Unless they have superiors you can give the same treatment.

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wrenchwench  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:38:23pm

re: #240 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The radar suggest we should be getting sprinkles, but I am confident that we are experiencing virga, hence the smell of rain.

In NM, the virga would come lower…and lower… We called rain ‘Fallen Virga’.

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:39:30pm
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wrenchwench  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:41:46pm

re: #247 PrairieQueen

As delightful as this spectacle is, even the dumbest of fucks had more than a year’s headsup to destroy all kinds of important, incriminating, stuff. The Jan. 6 texts: gone. The assholes that stormed the capitol: released the same day. This could wind up like Geraldo opening Capone’s safe.

Capone was smarter than Trump. Heck, I think even Geraldo is smarter than Trump.

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A Cranky One  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:43:57pm

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wrenchwench  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:44:00pm

re: #248 Belafon

I’m just fuming over this one. The counselors screwed over my middle one, telling him he could do the IB (The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) schedule and orchestra - which would have counted as the fine arts requirement- and then they arranged the schedule so he couldn’t, after I bought him a violin. And now this with my youngest.

Every scenario I run through my head right now has me cussing the counselors out, which isn’t going to help my son. I’m just fucking tired of them screwing my kids over.

They should have to stick to a confirmation, or rename it. Got it on paper?

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A Cranky One  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:45:23pm

Deleted again. For some reason it’s using an old image and not the one I uploaded.

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A Cranky One  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:47:18pm

Same issue. It’s fine in preview.

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wrenchwench  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:48:25pm

re: #259 A Cranky One

Deleted again. For some reason it’s using an old image and not the one I uploaded.

Hey—I updinged it. Doesn’t that make it a keeper?

/

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:49:03pm

re: #242 (((Archangel1)))

The guilty are sure feeling the heat now…

“Sporkfoot” LOL

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:50:05pm

re: #258 wrenchwench

They should have to stick to a confirmation, or rename it. Got it on paper?

Gonna have to do some digging.

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Captain Ron  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:50:52pm
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BigPapa  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:50:56pm

Fried tofu is the shiznizzy. Wife Unit is in happy mode. That is all.

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A Cranky One  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:51:24pm

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A Cranky One  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:51:52pm

Still no joy. Sigh.

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wrenchwench  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:52:06pm

re: #266 A Cranky One

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Don’t make me upding it again.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:53:05pm

re: #42 Ace Rothstein

Trump is dumber than Fredo.

No he isn’t. It’s his supporters who deserve that title!

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:55:52pm

re: #269 Hecuba’s daughter

No he isn’t. It’s his supporters who deserve that title!

Trump makes Fredo Corleone look like Michael Corleone.

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:55:59pm
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A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:57:19pm

re: #265 BigPapa

Fried tofu is the shiznizzy. Wife Unit is in happy mode. That is all.

(I loathe fried tofu. Bite me.)

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:59:28pm

re: #59 Charles Johnson

A week ago I drove a young man from that very Georgia from Chicago to Champaign — not only did he not speak Russian but his nation is very hostile to Putin. My guess is that they would not be very welcoming to Trump!

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:00:55pm
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DodgerFan1988  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:03:44pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:04:37pm

Dark Brandon (Know Your Meme)

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:06:01pm

re: #114 PhillyPretzel

Yippee! 69,000 Karma. Since it is a bit late for the usual buffet I will have a Champagne Toast now.

::: Passing Champagne to all Lizards :::

To Donald Trump May he get everything he deserves.

And so may all those who support him.

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BigPapa  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:06:57pm

re: #272 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

(I loathe fried tofu. Bite me.)

Loathe is a little.. firm.

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:08:30pm

re: #278 BigPapa

Last time I had it, (rare in rural Texas) it reminded me of French toast. Pretty tasty.

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BigPapa  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:09:00pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:10:18pm

re: #140 Ace Rothstein

Trump took the classified documents to sell them. Period.
Occam’s Razor was tailor made for a dumb fuck like Trump.

And he has already sold them — probably multiple times through photocopies of the originals.

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(((Archangel1)))  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:10:45pm
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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:10:56pm

Jared’s $2 Billion?

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A Cranky One  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:14:45pm

Guess I’ll try again later

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wrenchwench  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:18:21pm

re: #284 A Cranky One

Guess I’ll try again later

Clear your cache, grasshopper. (They used to say that around here. I don’t know what it means.)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:19:00pm

re: #114 PhillyPretzel

Yippee! 69,000 Karma. Since it is a bit late for the usual buffet I will have a Champagne Toast now.

::: Passing Champagne to all Lizards :::

To Donald Trump May he get everything he deserves.

Congradumalashuns!

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:21:56pm
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austin_blue  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:24:31pm

I am so sorry that TFG got his home, (and especially his safe!) invaded by the FBI!

He’s the former President of the US! He’s also the future President of the US!

I can’t believe that the DOJ and the FBI approved this illegal raid on his property just because it was confirmed that, by his own records, he removed hundreds of pages of classified documents from the White House!

Wait, you disagree with me? Let’s go toe to toe with weapons to see who’s right, shall we?

Let’s call it a “Civil Disagreement”.

It’s not a Civil War, just a disagreement.

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austin_blue  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:25:46pm

And I am off for the rack. Sweet dreams all.

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Targetpractice  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:28:27pm

I swear, I leave for five minutes and things go crazy. Can’t you kids keep it down!?

//

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:30:21pm
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A Three Hour Tour  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:33:06pm

Sorry, Trumpers, raiding the residence of a criminal former president and known fomentor of insurrection against the legitimate government is not the behavior of a megalomaniacal third world dictator.

The behavior and expressed desires of the said criminal former president and known fomentor of insurrection against the legitimate government were, and continue to be, the behavior of a would-be megalomaniacal third world dictator.

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:34:58pm

I hope these folks can stay permanently. That’ll show the FBI.

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:38:12pm

Kompromat.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:42:54pm
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A Three Hour Tour  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:43:23pm

re: #294 jaunte

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Kompromat.

The Trump entourage was assured that they had Kompromatik Immunity.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:43:37pm

“Marco” is trending on Twitter, based on this tweet.

Wholly shyte, you’d think there was a blizzard in August there are so many snowflakes tonight.

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Targetpractice  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:46:36pm

The last 18 months have felt like an almost constant drumbeat of revelations about the unethical or outright illegal shit that Trump got up to in office. The last few weeks alone since the J6 SC began their hearings has seemed to bring almost daily insight into how close we came to truly become a fascist dictatorship.

But sure, I’m supposed to believe that today is the day we become a “Third World Banana Republic” because Trump is being investigated.//////

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A Three Hour Tour  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:46:39pm

re: #297 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

“Marco” is trending on Twitter, based on this tweet.

Wholly shyte, you’d think there was a blizzard in August there are so many snowflakes tonight.

Wait, did Marco just say that if Republicans take control, they’re gonna turn us into Nicaragua under Daniel Ortega?

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:46:43pm

They are seriously worried about what might be in that safe.

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:49:26pm

Speculation from 2020:

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:50:59pm

re: #283 jaunte

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Jared’s $2 Billion?

That was my reaction too.

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Targetpractice  Aug 8, 2022 • 10:00:25pm

It’s 2022 and we’ve got an entire political party actually threatening to punish the DOJ and FBI for the nerve of investigating a former president for criming in public.

“Law & Order,” folks.///////

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 8, 2022 • 10:09:12pm

re: #271 Belafon

100 to 150K? Cheap bastards.

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Sherlock Hound  Aug 8, 2022 • 10:13:03pm

re: #295 No Malarkey!

“A hotel-style safe”

OK. I’ve seen enough Lock-Picking Lawyer videos to know that hotel safes are mainly to keep honest people honest. There are elaborate devices that spin the dial of safes and work on mechanical cues to brute-force them open.

Trump’s safe is not that kind of safe.

Think something like this:

Youtube Video

LPL has several other examples of hotel safes. I have the impression that none of them would be secure, especially not to an experienced and motivated FBI agent.

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 10:28:22pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 8, 2022 • 10:28:32pm

Wording

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EstebanTornado1963  Aug 8, 2022 • 10:32:24pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 10:36:57pm

Our trip to Newfoundland might be at risk. (CBC with photographs and video)

Two massive forest fires in central Newfoundland near the Bay d’Espoir Highway and Paradise Lake continue to burn out of control Monday, after growing significantly over the weekend, and communities in the region continue to stay alert for possible evacuation.

A state of emergency was declared in the Grand Falls-Windsor, Bishop’s Falls and Connaigre Peninsula areas on Saturday night, and extended to the Botwood area on Sunday. Premier Andrew Furey asked residents there to prepare for a possible evacuation.

The Bay d’Espoir Highway, which connects the Connaigre Peninsula on Newfoundland’s south coast to the rest of the island, is still closed and will remain that way until further notice.

“We’re doing our very best to try and get that Bay d’Espoir Highway open again, but the reality is the fire’s on both sides of the road, the wind’s not helping down there, and the size of the fire is increased,” said provincial forest fire duty officer Jeff Motty.

(more)

Out-of-control fires have Newfoundland towns on edge as crisis moves into 3rd week (more)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 10:47:38pm
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A Three Hour Tour  Aug 8, 2022 • 10:48:35pm

re: #308 EstebanTornado1963

Countdown to government spooks allegedly hacking Sharyl Attkisson’s computer and deleting her stories as she’s typing (or simply her delete key getting stuck) in five, four, three, two …

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Targetpractice  Aug 8, 2022 • 10:50:05pm

I like how they keep screaming “UNPRECEDENTED!!!”, totally ignoring that the reason that there is no precedent for former presidents being under criminal investigation is that all the previous former presidents generally weren’t stupid enough to engage in criminal acts so blatant that the DOJ and FBI felt they had no choice but to investigate.

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A Cranky One  Aug 8, 2022 • 10:54:10pm

Lizards have always struck me as supportive, empathetic, caring individuals. Compassionate.

But I’ve noticed that there are no comments about poor TRUMP and how miserable he must be tonight. Crying in his pillow, mystified why everyone is so mean to him. No compassion for victim Donny. No sympathy.

That’s why I love y’all.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 10:56:00pm

re: #308 EstebanTornado1963

Lots of melting snowflakes. Funny how if these two anonymous sources are so concerned about an illegal search they aren’t willing to give their names.

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Targetpractice  Aug 8, 2022 • 10:57:30pm

re: #313 A Cranky One

Lizards have always struck me as supportive, empathetic, caring individuals. Compassionate.

But I’ve noticed that there are no comments about poor TRUMP and how miserable he must be tonight. Crying in his pillow, mystified why everyone is so mean to him. No compassion for victim Donny. No sympathy.

That’s why I love y’all.

Probably too angry to sleep tonight. Yelling and screaming at anybody within earshot that the Secret Service “betrayed” him, that they had a duty to stop the FBI from coming in without his explicit permission, and that he’s gonna have them all “fired.” Probably some MAL guards who tonight are calling their SOs and letting them know they’re back in the job market for not shooting an FBI agent to prevent a totally legal search warrant from being executed.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 11:02:58pm

Her stuck backspace key apparently stuck her ability to read as well.

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Captain Ron  Aug 8, 2022 • 11:11:05pm

re: #316 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Her stuck backspace key apparently stuck her ability to read as well.

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That’s the kind of person you want to slap with a clue-by-four.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 11:15:39pm

Gov. Ricketts frequently attacks public schools as “government schools” (he thinks they should all be private, preferably religious schools.)

wallethub.com

WalletHub ranks the states’ public education systems in a July 25, 2022 post. Nebraska is ranked #9.

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wrenchwench  Aug 8, 2022 • 11:24:49pm

At long last.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 11:26:29pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 11:26:29pm
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DodgerFan1988  Aug 8, 2022 • 11:34:23pm
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Targetpractice  Aug 8, 2022 • 11:35:38pm

Sheryl’s tweet has very strong Wohl-ian “I just left a hipster coffee shop” energy goin’ on. On the same level as the MAGAts who “heard from a friend at the FBI” that there were hundreds of agents working on Hillary’s emails, that they were on the verge of criminally charging her, and that Comey had been told if he didn’t announce criminal charges then there would be “mass resignations” in protest.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 11:37:12pm

Busy scaremongering

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Targetpractice  Aug 8, 2022 • 11:45:22pm

re: #324 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Busy scaremongering

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OH NOES! A weaponized IRS will…will…oh, right, make me pay my taxes just like they have every year since I willfully became a wage slave. Ho-hum.

///////

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Teukka  Aug 8, 2022 • 11:57:53pm

Just have to share this, someone complaining about his fridge:
“It’s a damn ice pack LARPing as a fridge!”

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2022 • 12:03:29am

The IRS is only scary to people who have enough money to afford places to hide it away. If you file your taxes with a 1040 EZ or get them done by the guy sitting in the little H&R Block booth at Wal-Mart, the IRS doesn’t give much of a shit about you unless you fail to file on time. It’s the assholes who have their money hidden in three different shell companies in the Caymans who are scared shitless of a “weaponized” IRS.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 12:10:55am

re: #325 Targetpractice

OH NOES! A weaponized IRS will…will…oh, right, make me pay my taxes just like they have every year since I willfully became a wage slave. Ho-hum.

///////

Bloomberg has an article on the (then proposed) adjustments to reporting requirements by banks, third parties such as credit cards and PayPal, and taxpayer audits.

The part I found interesting was when the IRS was originally set up, it was required to audit every tax form, starting in 1916. Predictably, by 1918 they had a massive backlog of forms going back to 1916 which had not yet been processed.

The solution was to hire more and more IRS agents to make sure every tax form was audited. Congress finally got their shyte together in 1954 and passed a tax reform act which started the targetted system of auditing small percentages of taxpayers (and originally targetted at the wealthy, corporations, and landlords, traditionally the biggest tax cheats).

Over time as Republicans gutted IRS processors and auditors, and hamstrung the IRS with ancient computer equipment, those audits increasingly fell on the poor and lower middle class.

The new bill seeks to correct all that, which is why the Libertarians are upset. The Republicans are upset because they are upset at everything Democrats do.

The proposal for better audits and enforcement didn’t originally come from the Democrats though. It came from the Treasury Department and the Fed.

news.bloombergtax.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 12:14:36am

I have never been audited, so I don’t know how much of a pain that is. That said, it would seem to me if you’ve been stupid but honest, it shouldn’t be a problem.

My wife says she was audited once; she made an overpayment and it was refunded. The only interaction she had was a letter, then a cheque.

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JC1  Aug 9, 2022 • 12:20:08am

re: #329 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I have never been audited, so I don’t know how much of a pain that is. That said, it would seem to me if you’ve been stupid but honest, it shouldn’t be a problem.

My wife says she was audited once; she made an overpayment and it was refunded. The only interaction she had was a letter, then a cheque.

I was audited once due to a stupid mistake. I paid the right amount of taxes, but fat fingered something on a form. The audit was pretty painless.

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JC1  Aug 9, 2022 • 12:23:14am

All green 4/6 wordle today.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 12:38:33am

Never heard this song before.

#Heardle #166

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spotify.com

First geography porn guess was on the wrong side of the planet
#Worldle #200 3/6 (100%)
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My third vocabulary porn guess was pure luck
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wrenchwench  Aug 9, 2022 • 12:46:12am

I got a **phew**.

Wordle 416 6/6

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 12:52:07am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 12:57:39am

There is no such thing as a “pre-born baby” you monumental Catholic tool, Gov. Ricketts. I have a “pre-built car” out there somewhere.

Journalist from the Lincoln Journal-Star:

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 9, 2022 • 1:06:43am

re: #335 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Though Democratic politicians are afraid to broach this aspect of the anti-abortion movement, it is quite clear that the hard-core anti-abortionists are such because of a fanatical religious urge.

The reason they have to call a fetus a “baby” is because they want desperately to believe said fetus has a “soul”.

I’ve maintained for some time now that the core religious belief is not in a god but in a soul.

All the god stuff is added on top of the central belief.

Our number one, most dominant, and inescapable problem as an organism is our impending death. Because we humans have the capacity to abstract time and developed a language skill to differentiate the future from the past, we know we are going to die.

The way around that is to believe part of us is not going to die.

Hence the “soul”.

To tell the anti-abortionist that the colony of cells is not a person is to say said colony does not have a soul.

And if a fetus does not have a soul, then the conclusion can be that the anti-abortionists don’t have a soul either.

I have never heard a Democratic politician come out and elaborate in the manner I just did (because in fact many Democrats are also religious people.)

But this is what the fight is all about.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 1:10:47am

re: #336 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

That, and the original fight of bringing in the Evangelicals: Backlash against Brown v Board, the Civil Rights Act, and the subsequent stripping of the tax exemptions of Bob Jones University for failure to desegregate the school.

You see parts of that today when you get judges or politicians who won’t say if Brown was correctly decided.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 9, 2022 • 1:13:53am

There are religious structures, beliefs, that have alternate ideas about life and death.

Indeed, I think the current attachment to a “soul” is more foreign to the NT than many Christians may think.

It can be argued that the idea of a soul was more important from Augustine on, in order to threaten people with the idea that they will go somewhere after death and be punished.

I think I could make a good case (and I’m sure many people already have) that the NT idea is that dead is dead. And that the only alternative to that is some magical resurrection at some future unspecified date. This goes along with annihilationism, which has made a bit of a comeback in the “liberal” churches. That is, non believers just cease to exist when they die, and believers are just non-functioning until some kind of resurrection.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 1:16:00am

Republican state senator John McCollister (District 20, Omaha)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 1:26:31am
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ericblair  Aug 9, 2022 • 1:29:25am

re: #329 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I have never been audited, so I don’t know how much of a pain that is. That said, it would seem to me if you’ve been stupid but honest, it shouldn’t be a problem.

My wife says she was audited once; she made an overpayment and it was refunded. The only interaction she had was a letter, then a cheque.

It varies widely. For most of us wage slaves, they’d want to see documentation of deductions or things like that. Cough up the receipts and they go away.

Your basic wingnut small business is going to have all sorts of personal expenses mischaracterized as deductible business expenses, unreported under the table income, assets used for business mischaracterized as personal ones to avoid taxes and fees, and shit like that. Because they’re smart, see.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2022 • 1:30:29am

re: #33 No Malarkey!

There is so much Republican crime news today: Michigan; Lexington, Ky; Project Veritas; Mar-a-Lago. If I were a conspiracy theorist, I might think it’s no coincidence! But I’m not, so it’s just evidence of how much criminal activity Republicans have been up to.

“It’s evidence of how desperate the Left is that it is persecuting innocent God-fearing Patriots to distract from the fact that they are lowering gas prices in advance of the mid-terms!”

They see the only answer here course in Second Amendment solutions, which I am sure they are already calling for.

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2022 • 1:30:46am

They insist on using the term “baby” as a form of emotional blackmail, the same reason they insist on referring to abortion as “murder.” It’s why they like to haul around pictures of aborted “babies” when they hold their protests, because the images are unsettling and are meant to give you a singular impression of what an abortion entails. If they showed you what most abortions actually result in, which is a blob of undifferentiated tissue and little else, people wouldn’t be viscerally impacted and respond negatively towards the people involved. The overall goal is to sway an otherwise reasonable person into supporting their cause by leaving them with the implication that if they are not anti-abortion, then they’re supporting “MURDERING BABIES!!!”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 1:33:18am

re: #343 Targetpractice

They insist on using the term “baby” as a form of emotional blackmail, the same reason they insist on referring to abortion as “murder.” It’s why they like to haul around pictures of aborted “babies” when they hold their protests, because the images are unsettling and are meant to give you a singular impression of what an abortion entails. If they showed you what most abortions actually result in, which is a blob of undifferentiated tissue and little else, people wouldn’t be viscerally impacted and respond negatively towards the people involved. The overall goal is to sway an otherwise reasonable person into supporting their cause by leaving them with the implication that if they are not anti-abortion, then they’re supporting “MURDERING BABIES!!!”

Someone needs to put this on a poster.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 1:38:59am
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Captain Ron  Aug 9, 2022 • 1:42:54am

re: #345 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

If you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 1:43:38am

Premier of Queensland (0:53)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2022 • 1:44:16am

re: #94 Charles Johnson

Lara Trump: “If this is what they’re able to do to the former President of the United States, think about what they could do to you, to anybody in America.”

What sort of America is this when traitors and mobsters are no longer safe from the law?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2022 • 1:49:42am

re: #348 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yes, traitors and mobsters all over America are starting to realize that they are an “unwanted minority”.

Well, let’s see if they FBI did indeed find something serious enough to indict Trump with.

First comes the search warrant, the gathering of evidence.

Then comes the arrest warrant.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2022 • 1:53:00am

Meanwhile….

Tucker Carlson is “shitting himself” over the possibility that texts between him and far-right conspiracy loon Alex Jones will leak, a source close to the Fox News star told Confider.

Carlson and the raving Infowars ranter trade text messages on a daily basis, according to two people familiar with their relationship. If made public, these sources said, the text messages would be “highly embarrassing” for Carlson.

Two years’ worth of text messages sent and received by Jones are now in the possession of the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection after the far-right conspiracy king’s lawyers accidentally sent a digital copy of all his texts to the lawyers representing the families affected by the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre, which Jones repeatedly dubbed a “hoax.” (Last week, a Texas jury ruled that Jones must pay a combined $49 million in compensatory and punitive damages to the parents of one of the schoolchildren killed in that 2012 mass shooting.)

thedailybeast.com

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2022 • 1:54:06am

re: #349 Dr Lizardo

Well, let’s see if they FBI did indeed find something serious enough to indict Trump with.

First comes the search warrant, the gathering of evidence.

Then comes the arrest warrant.

A lot of the legal takes I’ve seen tonight have been of the opinion that given who Trump is and how powerful of a magnifying lens is about to pointed at the FBI, there’s little chance that this was all a fishing expedition meant to see if they could dig something up. They know evidence of a crime is there, where it likely is, and waited until Trump was out of the state to prevent him from directly interfering or destroying evidence.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 2:00:49am

LOL

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2022 • 2:01:54am

re: #351 Targetpractice

A lot of the legal takes I’ve seen tonight have been of the opinion that given who Trump is and how powerful of a magnifying lens is about to pointed at the FBI, there’s little chance that this was all a fishing expedition meant to see if they could dig something up. They know evidence of a crime is there, where it likely is, and waited until Trump was out of the state to prevent him from directly interfering or destroying evidence.

Yep, I’m almost certain the FBI waited until Trump was in NYC to stage the raid. They know damn well who they’re dealing with.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2022 • 2:02:33am

re: #205 BeachDem

Speaking of hot August nights—

It’s love, Brother Love say
Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show
Pack up the babies
And grab the old ladies
And everyone goes
‘Cause everyone knows
Brother Love’s show

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I remember when that song came out. I would drop what I was doing and sit on the bed and groove on it. I was all of 9 or 10 years old.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2022 • 2:03:22am

re: #352 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

A CARAVAN OF 87,000 IRS AGENTS IN TACO TRUCKS!!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2022 • 2:05:30am

re: #231 Belafon

This shall henceforth be known as magging.

maglighting

magsplaining

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wrenchwench  Aug 9, 2022 • 2:11:03am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 2:11:57am

The dangerous myths surrounding great wealth, including the general misunderstanding what a million dollars and a billion dollars are (28:32)

Youtube Video

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2022 • 2:18:48am

LOL at this juxtaposition from a few hours ago on the WaPo mobile site:

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joe90  Aug 9, 2022 • 2:36:54am

re: #347 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Premier of Queensland (0:53)

Victoria.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 2:38:07am

re: #358 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The man in question here used to be a Libertarian, is an economist, and a business owner.

He points out how libertarianism has always been a fascist movement, with early on an actual religious arm (called “I Am” who worshipped the “God of Gold”), and has never supported democracy.

The “liberty” in libertarianism has always meant “economic liberty” (to hoard money), not “political liberty.” This is why prominent libertarians such as Milton Friedman, Peter Theil, and the Heritage Foundation keep getting caught saying the quiet part out loud (they are opposed to democracy).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2022 • 2:43:00am

re: #361 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The “liberty” in libertarianism has always meant “economic liberty” (to hoard money), not “political liberty.” This is why prominent libertarians such as Milton Freedman, Peter Theil, and the Heritage Foundation keep getting caught saying the quiet part out loud (they are opposed to democracy).

“Government should be run like a business” to them means that it should be run like a stock corporation, with votes accorded based on the number of shares held. Those who own no shares have no vote.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 3:09:14am

re: #362 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Government should be run like a business” to them means that it should be run like a stock corporation, with votes accorded based on the number of shares held. Those who own no shares have no vote.

He starts in his video all the way back in the late 1800s, to those who laid the foundations of the American libertarian movement. He points out some of those very people were prominent members of the Business Plot, and the real cost when you get an ideal libertarian nation such as Friedman proposed (Pinochet in Chile followed by genocide).

He also points out why libertarians have always supported the gold standard (and lately cryptocurrency), that is to take power away from government and give it to fascists.

Amongst other things, this is why Libertarians are howling so loud right now on social media about the increased employees to be assigned to the IRS over the next ten years.

One example given is the decades-long argument from Republicans and Libertarians “we don’t have enough money for X.” Another one is the myth a primarily service economy must fundamentally cause a fall in the standard of living (most jobs actually can’t be outsourced overseas, like a nurse or teacher, and a parent working outside the home is actually two jobs created: One for the parent and one for the childcare provider).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2022 • 3:18:08am

re: #363 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Amongst other things, this is why Libertarians are howling so loud right now on social media about the increased employees to be assigned to the IRS over the next ten years.

If we were able to simply collect all the taxes legally owed, we would have less need to raise taxes.

And out outdated system of accounting is based on a time when corporations had tangible assets: plant and property, offices and furnishings, etc.

Now all those things are leased and the only thing that corporations “own” are goodwill: patents and licenses. Leaves a lot more room for creative bookkeeping.

It is no coincidence that General Electric, with the largest corporate legal department in the world, pays almost zero taxes. For them, it is more profitable to hire a tax-rights lawyer than to hire another engineer or production worker.

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 3:20:33am

re: #363 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Another one is the myth a primarily service economy must fundamentally cause a fall in the standard of living (most jobs actually can’t be outsourced overseas, like a nurse or teacher, and a parent working outside the home is actually two jobs created: One for the parent and one for the childcare provider).

If you have an idle grandparent available to watch your kid for free, you’re starving the child care worker

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 9, 2022 • 3:21:06am

There’s a threefer to celebrate the end of a very arduous work project.

Wordle 416 3/6

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 3:22:45am

re: #360 joe90

Victoria.

Well, I was close. I got the right country. /s

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 9, 2022 • 3:22:47am

Also, I was completely out of the loop yesterday afternoon, and missed this thread and the significance of the event. There is now a very real possibility that Donald J. Trump will, in fact, stand trial for criminal charges in the near future. (The perp walk is optional; lest we forget, he is considered rich and privileged, is definitely white and male, and has a depressing number of toadies in the Justice Department and across the nation in general.)

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TarHellion  Aug 9, 2022 • 3:28:09am

Wordle 416 4/6

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A solid par. And no doubt a much better morning than the one FFVCS is having! Have a great one Lizardos!

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2022 • 3:29:01am

re: #368 Dopamine Fish

The perp walk is optional

I wanna see Trump in handcuffs and manacles and wearing an orange jumpsuit, paraded in front of the cameras, and all on live TV (except of FNC, of course - they’ll probably just air a repeat of the Tucker’s White Power Hour or something).

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 3:30:04am
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Dopamine Fish  Aug 9, 2022 • 3:30:16am

re: #370 Dr Lizardo

I wanna see Trump in handcuffs and manacles and wearing an orange jumpsuit, paraded in front of the cameras, and all on live TV (except of FNC, of course - they’ll probably just air a repeat of the Tucker’s White Power Hour or something).

That’s what we all want; the problem is, it’s highly unlikely that’s what we’ll get. That we could very probably pay for everything that wasn’t included in the Democrats’ recently passed reconciliation bill by asking Americans for donations to see exactly this does not factor into the equation, sadly.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 3:32:14am
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Dopamine Fish  Aug 9, 2022 • 3:40:42am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 3:40:52am

re: #373 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Same Christina Bobb as this article in Salon covered June 14, 2021:

Chaos at Arizona audit: OAN host snapped at local reporter in profane confrontation. What happened?

Conservative network host Christina Bobb is both covering the Arizona audit and raising money for it (more at the link)

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2022 • 3:49:32am

re: #373 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Fear not! Rudy Giuliani will appeal this all the way to the Supreme Courtyard by Marriot!!

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2022 • 3:50:53am

After weeks of seeing various articles in the media about how the GQP was “moving past” Trump or that they were “putting distance” between the party and His Douchiness, the last 8 hours have been an absolute hoot. They’re not just defending him, they’re wrapping their gnarled and bleached white arms around him and screaming “LEAVE DON ALONE!!!!”

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 9, 2022 • 3:52:46am

re: #377 Targetpractice

After weeks of seeing various articles in the media about how the GQP was “moving past” Trump or that they were “putting distance” between the party and His Douchiness, the last 8 hours have been an absolute hoot. They’re not just defending him, they’re wrapping their gnarled and bleached white arms around him and screaming “LEAVE DON ALONE!!!!”

Seeing the Party of Law and Order rabidly demand that federal law enforcement be disbanded, defunded, and ignored is not what I had on my bingo card for this week.

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2022 • 3:55:03am

re: #378 Dopamine Fish

Seeing the Party of Law and Order rabidly demand that federal law enforcement be disbanded, defunded, and ignored is not what I had on my bingo card for this week.

Personally, what has got me laughing even harder is that I saw somebody suggest the GQP would demand the DOJ and/or FBI “defunded” in response to this raid…and then saw the MAGAts start screaming it out just minutes later.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2022 • 3:59:33am

re: #377 Targetpractice

After weeks of seeing various articles in the media about how the GQP was “moving past” Trump or that they were “putting distance” between the party and His Douchiness, the last 8 hours have been an absolute hoot. They’re not just defending him, they’re wrapping their gnarled and bleached white arms around him and screaming “LEAVE DON ALONE!!!!”

It’s pure political calculation.

The GOP knows they need his cultists to get elected and in order to have access to his swivel-eyed loon base, the GOP needs Cheeto Mussolini himself. If Trump’s in the slammer (let’s say), that could well be enough to cause his base to sit out an election cycle or two (or maybe more, becoming completely disillusioned with voter participation) in a fit of pique.

Trump’s perverse charisma is what drives and animates the GOP’s base - and if he’s not around, they’re worried they won’t even have enough votes to get a Republican elected as municipal dog catcher.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 4:02:45am

re: #378 Dopamine Fish

Seeing the Party of Law and Order rabidly demand that federal law enforcement be disbanded, defunded, and ignored is not what I had on my bingo card for this week.

“Law and Order” (promoted from Nixon forward) has always been branding/dog whistle for “only those people over there” (hippies, ni*CLANG, TEH JOOOOS).

I could see that when I was a teen.

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 9, 2022 • 4:03:58am

re: #381 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

“Law and Order” (promoted from Nixon forward) has always been branding/dog whistle for “only those people over there” (hippies, ni*CLANG, TEH JOOOOS).

I could see that when I was a teen.

Well, yeah. It’s just unexpected to see them actually say that out loud, in the open, with a straight face, and expect people to take them seriously.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 4:08:54am

re: #378 Dopamine Fish

Seeing the Party of Law and Order rabidly demand that federal law enforcement be disbanded, defunded, and ignored is not what I had on my bingo card for this week.

In the last legislative session of our Unicameral, a Republican proposed a bill (which went down to defeat in committee hearings) to punish any municipality or county which tried to defund (or even reduce the budget) of police.

It was pointed out in the judicial committee more than three-quarters of the municipalities in Nebraska have no police whatsoever and there is no raging crime wave across the state.

In my county, there are three municipalities. Bridgeport (the county seat, pop. 1,100) disestablished its police department a couple years ago, deciding it was cheaper to contract with the Sheriff’s Department to provide policing in the city. Bayard (pop. 800) maintains a two-person police force. My village (pop. 124) has a marshal.

All three municipalities are also regularly patrolled by the Nebraska State Patrol (though they do not enforce municipal ordinances).

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2022 • 4:11:12am

BTW, how can we tell that Trump is scared shitless?

Easy, because we haven’t seen a flurry of hastily-typed and badly misspelled postings on Truth Social.

I’d bet ketchup is flying everywhere right about now 😄

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 4:14:00am

re: #384 Dr Lizardo

BTW, how can we tell that Trump is scared shitless?

Easy, because we haven’t seen a flurry of hastily-typed and badly misspelled postings on Truth Social.

I’d bet ketchup is flying everywhere right about now 😄

Mr. Trump isn’t exactly a Spring chicken. I suspect age or other heath issues will take him before he ever sees a courtroom or jail.

re: #370 Dr Lizardo

I wanna see Trump in handcuffs and manacles and wearing an orange jumpsuit, paraded in front of the cameras, and all on live TV (except of FNC, of course - they’ll probably just air a repeat of the Tucker’s White Power Hour or something).

More panda sex.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 4:28:43am

Answer: Not exactly.

(6:53)

Youtube Video

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 4:57:10am

Time Ghost’s alphabetical list of dicks in history, starting with A: Air Force General Curtis LeMay. (7:20). He’s up to the letter L, going through some famous and not-so-famous dicks, such as C for Car: Henry Ford, and E for Eugenics: Otmar von Verschuer

Youtube Video

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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:04:40am

Did something happen last night? I could have sworn that I heard tens and hundreds of voices cry out in horror that something went down at Mar a Lago and the FBI did their fucking jobs and investigated a crime that occurred there.

Weird. Then these same people claimed that the FBI were politicized and that the head of the FBI should be fired and whoever hired that guy should be arrested.

Do any of these people know that Chris Wray was a Trump appointee? You doth protest too much.

Trump has broken more laws than most people can keep track of. I’ve tried my best to keep tabs on what crimes occurred, and it’s always expanding, because Trump commits crimes to cover up prior ones.

In no particular order: extortion, attempt to commit extortion (Ukraine). Emoluments (self-dealing while in office). Stolen classified info. Distributing stolen classified info (the 15 boxes taken during the move from the WH after losing election). Sedition. Attempt. Seditious conspiracy. Interfering in federal investigations. Interfering in election certification. Election fraud. Witness tampering. Interfering in Congressional investigations.

The list grows by the day, and the DOJ and FBI are expanding their scope of criminal investigations almost daily given new details identified and uncovered. Trump deserves all these investigations and the prosecution for same.

The FBI isn’t going to execute search warrants without getting a judge to sign off, and they’re not going to do so without overwhelming evidence that the warrants will identify evidence showing criminal conduct, proving criminal conduct, or supporting evidence of same. The evidenciary standards are high to secure a warrant in the first place - they’re even higher when the target of the warrant is the former occupant of the WH.

It’s not like the FBI or investigations required the former guy to pull his pants down and check the mushroom. They searched the building and opened the safe where documents could be located. They took those documents with them.

The reaction to all this is entirely predictable from Fox and the right wing echo chamber. They’re projecting like IMAX that this is somehow politicized action by the FBI, jackbooted thugs, etc., and it comes a day after we learned from Gen. Milley (via a book to be published instead of reported *AT THE FUCKING TIME IT HAPPENED*) had a conversation with Trump where Trump insisted that US generals act more like the goddamned Nazi generals around Hitler in WWII and show some loyalty to Trump - never mind that those Nazi generals launched at least 3 assassination attempts, Hitler committed suicide in a bunker, and Trump adores goddamned Nazis who engaged in genocide and war crimes.

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:09:53am

re: #377 Targetpractice

After weeks of seeing various articles in the media about how the GQP was “moving past” Trump or that they were “putting distance” between the party and His Douchiness, the last 8 hours have been an absolute hoot. They’re not just defending him, they’re wrapping their gnarled and bleached white arms around him and screaming “LEAVE DON ALONE!!!!”

if it could happen to him it could happen to them

of course, they’d have nothing to fear unless they committed crimes too

oh wait….

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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:11:41am

re: #373 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Trump picks his lawyers based on their appearance and looks and their tv appearances. That’s why he surrounded himself with the likes of Rudy, Powell, and all the rest.

He had some NJ real estate lawyer representing him - Alina Habba. He’s picking based not on their skills or competencies, but because they’re saying stuff that Trump wants to hear - not what he needs to hear.

And his know nothing base buys all of this crap.

The warrants for the search were airtight - they’d have to be based on who the target was. All of the responses to this search warrant show that the GOP intends to politicize the hell out of the DOJ and FBI, even more than they did under Trump.

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jeffreyw  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:21:56am

picnicking possum with a pouchful

Good morning!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:26:33am

re: #370 Dr Lizardo

I wanna see Trump in handcuffs and manacles and wearing an orange jumpsuit, paraded in front of the cameras, and all on live TV (except of FNC, of course - they’ll probably just air a repeat of the Tucker’s White Power Hour or something).

Fox News will be doing a special on the Woke Weaponization of the Deep State etc.

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Florida Panhandler  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:28:32am

re: #95 Ace Rothstein

What is it with labeling everything “Marxist”?

Because the term “Commie” sort of fizzled completely out sometime in the 80’s.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:29:45am

re: #380 Dr Lizardo

It’s pure political calculation.

The GOP knows they need his cultists to get elected and in order to have access to his swivel-eyed loon base, the GOP needs Cheeto Mussolini himself. If Trump’s in the slammer (let’s say), that could well be enough to cause his base to sit out an election cycle or two

But….

if Trump is in the slammer and the GOP is out campaigning on “vote for us so we can pardon our Fearless Leader who was imprisoned for leading us fearlessly” then they might be able to retain some of their rabid base, without whom they have no chance at winning.

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Florida Panhandler  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:33:07am

This whole thing gives the MAGA loons a quick out and pivot towards DeSantis campaign with little to no baggage.

Look for Republicans to start focusing on DeSantis and forget Trump even existed within 2 weeks. Fox News will then post gleeful ratings-fire stories about Trump’s impending court appearances and looming prison time.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:34:57am

The irony.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:35:00am

Two guests on CNN this morning said “this is a good day for Trump.” One, a Trump biographer, implied that Trump basically set this up (says Trump had a campaign video about a raid ready to go) as a way to escalate his grievances with DoJ so that followers will be moved to violence. Alyssa Farah qualified her “good day” statement by adding that “if it turns out to be over nothing much” so that Trump can play martyr even harder.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:38:47am

re: #397 Barefoot Grin

Even the BBC seems to leaning Trump “

Donald Trump says FBI agents raided his Mar-a-Lago Florida home

read for yourself, it’s all there, ostensibly neutral but it does seem to stress how much the poor fellow was so terribly put upon and inconvenienced over a such a minor matter

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:39:16am

i believe i’ve broken my arm….

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:39:31am

re: #399 Dangerman

i believe i’ve broken my arm….

patting myself on the back….

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:39:56am

re: #400 Dangerman

patting myself on the back….

because I posted this yesterday…

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:40:30am

re: #401 Dangerman

because I posted this yesterday…

before any news of the search warrant broke…

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:40:55am

re: #13 Charles Johnson

Federal security has always been at war with criminals, this is nothing new.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:41:14am

re: #399 Dangerman

i believe i’ve broken my arm….

I’m sorry to hear about that. I presume you bumped it against something and it’s swelling badly, along with pain? It might be wise to arrange for an X-ray (as if you need me to tell you that).

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:41:18am

re: #402 Dangerman

before any news of the search warrant broke…

yesterday morning at around 6:30am I said:

And I wonder what was in those 15 boxes.
And whether it was *all* still in there when they were recovered at maragrifto

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:42:03am

re: #405 Dangerman

yesterday morning at around 6:30 I said:

Burma Shave

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:44:13am

re: #404 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I’m sorry to hear about that. I presume you bumped it against something and it’s swelling badly, along with pain? It might be wise to arrange for an X-ray (as if you need me to tell you that).

I missed your next comment. It appears you got me in a joke.

YouTube video on how to prank people with a dry statement as a joke

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No Malarkey!  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:47:24am

The vet called this morning and my cat is ready to be released, so I’ll be heading to Louisville after my Doctor’s appointment to pick him up.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:48:56am

Republicans love unregulated free market capitalism, until they don’t.

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:52:09am

re: #393 Florida Panhandler

Because the term “Commie” sort of fizzled completely out sometime in the 80’s.

people started looking under their beds and realized it was all BS

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:53:50am

re: #409 No Malarkey!

Republicans love unregulated free market capitalism, until they don’t.

“ESG scores turn market economics on its head, by rewarding companies based on non-financial, non-business metrics that have absolutely nothing to do with supply and demand.”

Who gets to determine which metrics to apply? Only financial and business?

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:54:24am

re: #398 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Even the BBC seems to leaning Trump “

Donald Trump says FBI agents raided his Mar-a-Lago Florida home

read for yourself, it’s all there, ostensibly neutral but it does seem to stress how much the poor fellow was so terribly put upon and inconvenienced over a such a minor matter

because you always ask a guy nicely to come down to the FBI office at his convenience and bring the money you stole and the gun you used to rob the bank

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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:55:38am

The GOP is going all in that the MAL raid was a politicization of the FBI and DOJ.

It’s nothing of the sort. The same GOPers who packed the FBI and DOJ with hacks and Trump flunkies, and intend to do even more of this by eliminating the merit based administrative state by reinstituting the spoils system, are projecting like IMAX 3d.

This is what they want to do, not what happened here.

This was a properly executed warrant, and they all know it. They’re scared shitless that Trump’s crimes will be exposed and prosecuted for same, and their own roles will be known and prosecuted as well.

No one is above the law, but the GOP thinks the law only applies to their enemies.

We also see a lot of whataboutism, claiming that Obama and Clinton should have been targets of FBI warrants for “documents” or “materials” taken from the WH. It’s all bulkshit, when we know Trump stole documents, destroyed classified documents, and engaged in wide ranging criminal conspiracies.

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:56:55am

re: #407 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I missed your next comment. It appears you got me in a joke.

YouTube video on how to prank people with a dry statement as a joke

well played.
led me by the nose (which isn’t broken)

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The Squire of Logos  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:58:13am

The thing is this, this is the thing… the boxes of materials were recovered from Mar-a-Grifto back in February. It appears that the FBI were looking for specific documents; documents that were housed in a safe, not the above boxes which were returned (perhaps missing a couple of classified items?).

Now I am just speculating (admit it, we all love to… come one, you know we do and it would be truly irresponsible not to!) but could said documents have been sold? The FBI now has evidence that they were sold. Said evidence points back to Mar-a-Grifto and little Donnie from Queens. Which triggers the search warrant. In which case Donnie is royally screwed.

Yeah, it’s speculation. But really delicious speculation for this Tuesday morning.

Oh, and good morning everyone!

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 9, 2022 • 5:59:43am

These situations (Trump and the IRS adding 87k agents) are tailor-made for Russian exploitation on social media.

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:01:03am

re: #413 lawhawk

The GOP is going all in that the MAL raid was a politicization of the FBI and DOJ.

ok
prove it
not rant about it making wild accusations
prove it
you’re saying it, so either you’re making shit up or you can prove it.

and none of this why didnt they do this to so and so when they had the chance…

cop caught you. doesnt matter what every other car on the road was doing.
the only question is were you speeding or not?

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:02:33am

re: #415 The Squire of Logos

The thing is this, this is the thing… the boxes of materials were recovered from Mar-a-Grifto back in February. It appears that the FBI were looking for specific documents; documents that were housed in a safe, not the above boxes which were returned (perhaps missing a couple of classified items?).

Now I am just speculating (admit it, we all love to… come one, you know we do and it would be truly irresponsible not to!) but could said documents have been sold? The FBI now has evidence that they were sold. Said evidence points back to Mar-a-Grifto and little Donnie from Queens. Which triggers the search warrant. In which case Donnie is royally screwed.

Yeah, it’s speculation. But really delicious speculation for this Tuesday morning.

Oh, and good morning everyone!

it would be irresponsible not to

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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:02:49am

re: #417 Dangerman

ok
prove it
not rant about it making wild accusations
prove it
you’re saying it, so either you’re making shit up or you can prove it.

and none of this why didnt they do this to so and so when they had the chance…

cop caught you. doesnt matter what every other car on the road was doing.
the only question is were you speeding or not?

They don’t care about proving it. Their statements are the only thing that matters. Their feelings are the only things that matter. It’s particularly rich coming from the fuck your feelings crowd too.

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:06:29am

re: #416 Barefoot Grin

These situations (Trump and the IRS adding 87k agents) are tailor-made for Russian exploitation on social media.

the irs currently has about 78,661 positions. total.
less than 10% are revenue agents

that the 87k will all be ‘agents’ is asinine

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:07:09am

re: #419 lawhawk

They don’t care about proving it. Their statements are the only thing that matters. Their feelings are the only things that matter. It’s particularly rich coming from the fuck your feelings crowd too.

The thing about the “OMG politicization of the FBI” crowd is that they’re deliriously ignorant of how tough it is to get a search warrant, even for plebs like us. When the location of the search warrant is the residence of a former President of the United States, and the target of the search warrant is documents he may have in his possession, the bar to clear to get a judge to actually sign the damn thing is so high, they may as well just book him on charges. No judge is going to want to be on record as allowing a wild goose chase against any former President - let alone one who is famously litigious, and even more famously wields hypnotic power over millions of slavering idiots who would literally kill at his command.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:08:16am

This one is a beautiful phew.
🏞

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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:10:09am

re: #420 Dangerman

the irs currently has about 78,661 positions. total.
less than 10% are revenue agents

that the 87k will all be ‘agents’ is asinine

That the IRS will somehow become bigger than other agencies or departments like DOJ or DOD is likewise asinine.

IRS has enforcement capabilities to prosecute tax crimes, so it’s particularly rich that the GOP sides with the tax evaders and scammers when their entire schtick has been “law and order”. It applies only to GOP enemies, not to them.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:12:05am

re: #420 Dangerman

the irs currently has about 78,661 positions. total.
less than 10% are revenue agents

that the 87k will all be ‘agents’ is asinine

It’s mostly libertarian asswipes, tbh, that are whining.

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dat_said  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:12:12am

re: #415 The Squire of Logos

Now I am just speculating (admit it, we all love to… come one, you know we do and it would be truly irresponsible not to!) but could said documents have been sold? The FBI now has evidence that they were sold. Said evidence points back to Mar-a-Grifto and little Donnie from Queens. Which triggers the search warrant. In which case Donnie is royally screwed.

Yeah, it’s speculation. But really delicious speculation for this Tuesday morning.

Oh, and good morning everyone!

I’m going to wildly speculate FBI sting with the FBI agents initially introducing themselves to Trump as Boris and Natasha Badenov.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:18:08am

Heh

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:19:11am

re: #101 The Pie Overlord!

I’ll remember that the next time I have access to a bunch of top secret classified documents.

They do it every day to criminals in America. This is nothing new.

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The Squire of Logos  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:19:23am

re: #425 dat_said

I’m going to wildly speculate FBI sting with the FBI agents initially introducing themselves to Trump as Boris and Natasha Badenov.

Especially if “We are looking for moose, have you also seen squirrel?” was part of the conversation.

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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:21:23am

Music interlude - ELP Live in Italy from 1973:

Youtube Video

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Shropshire Slasher  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:22:21am

I can’t tell if Pete is joking or not. I still haven’t gotten through his movie “The King of Staten Island.”

Pete Davidson has been in “trauma therapy” largely due to Kanye West’s attacks on social media, several sources confirmed to Page Six.

Beginning in April, “The King of Staten Island” star, 28, has been seeking help following his feud with the rapper for dating his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian.

“The attention and negativity coming from Kanye and his antics is a trigger for [Pete], and he’s had to seek out help,” an insider told People, who first reported the story, Monday.

The source stressed that, despite calling it quits last week, Davidson “has no regrets for dating Kim and wants it to be made very clear that she’s been nothing but supportive of him throughout their relationship.”

pagesix.com

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:22:23am
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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:22:37am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:27:16am

re: #417 Dangerman

ok
prove it
not rant about it making wild accusations
prove it
you’re saying it, so either you’re making shit up or you can prove it.

and none of this why didnt they do this to so and so when they had the chance…

cop caught you. doesnt matter what every other car on the road was doing.
the only question is were you speeding or not?

They don’t need to prove it. They only need to lie, and their supporters will believe them and shut out any contradictory claims.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:28:04am

re: #431 Belafon

Dark Brandon isn’t enough.

It should be Darth Brandon.

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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:29:49am

re: #431 Belafon

Trump, who had to have others print out tweets for him.

But yeah, Biden needs someone to explain memes to him?

These people can’t be reasoned with.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:30:14am

re: #420 Dangerman

the irs currently has about 78,661 positions. total.
less than 10% are revenue agents

that the 87k will all be ‘agents’ is asinine

All that matters is the lie from both Republicans and Libertarians. Neither party’s followers are actually going to check to see if the claim is true.

Twelve minutes ago:

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:31:08am

They’re not mad Trump is a criminal. They’re mad that their criminal is being investigated. how are Republicans the party of law and order?

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:35:05am

re: #437 Dangerman

They’re not mad Trump is a criminal. They’re mad that their criminal is being investigated. how are Republicans the party of law and order?

As Anymouse pointed out upthread, “The Party of Law and Order” carries with it an implicit “for Those People”.

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:35:43am

re: #425 dat_said

I’m going to wildly speculate FBI sting with the FBI agents initially introducing themselves to Trump as Boris and Natasha Badenov.

Boris Badenov
Natasha Fatale or sometimes Nogoodnick

// pedant off

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:37:28am

re: #423 lawhawk

That the IRS will somehow become bigger than other agencies or departments like DOJ or DOD is likewise asinine.

IRS has enforcement capabilities to prosecute tax crimes, so it’s particularly rich that the GOP sides with the tax evaders and scammers when their entire schtick has been “law and order”. It applies only to GOP enemies, not to them.

It’s the natural progression from the bullshyte claim that during the Obama Administration, the IRS was being used by him to target conservative groups for political retribution.

Some political groups on the right were examined over their tax status, but more progressive groups were (that part conveniently gets left out in the telling).

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:38:45am

re: #435 lawhawk

Trump, who had to have others print out tweets for him.

But yeah, Biden needs someone to explain memes to him?

These people can’t be reasoned with.

The people making this comment aren’t making fun of Biden. It’s more like this:

It’s the fact that Biden, unlike TFG, doesn’t care that the internet is using his image in funny ways. Something I think we all like.

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:39:30am

re: #433 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

They don’t need to prove it. They only need to lie, and their supporters will believe them and shut out any contradictory claims.

Oh of course
And they’re doing it without actually knowing any of the facts
Makes it all pretty clear

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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:40:22am

re: #440 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

It’s the natural progression from the bullshyte claim that during the Obama Administration, the IRS was being used by him to target conservative groups for political retribution.

Some political groups on the right were examined over their tax status, but more progressive groups were (that part conveniently gets left out in the telling).

Yup. The IRS saw groups across political spectrum getting 501(c)(3) treatment that should not have gotten them; but GOPers in Congress only asked about conservative groups - completely ignoring that the IRS office that handled the applications had a process in place that rejected applications when the motivations of the individual applicants was political, and not charitable. The office wouldn’t have needed that process if they had more personnel to make decisions - the process was a shortcut - looking at names of the groups.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:40:47am

re: #426 Barefoot Grin

Heh

And all this started when President Obama called Chuck Grassley’s bluff when Grassley said that Obama would never nominate a moderate like Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court should a seat open.

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:43:39am

re: #441 Belafon

The people making this comment aren’t making fun of Biden. It’s more like this:

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It’s the fact that Biden, unlike TFG, doesn’t care that the internet is using his image in funny ways. Something I think we all like.

You can’t be president without having a massive ego.
At least Joe doesn’t need to have his fed every five minutes
Or have to go on Twitter instead of working so he can troll for adulation

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:44:57am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:45:11am

Not a raid. Execution of a search warrant.

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:47:50am

If one of my coworkers tries to bring it up, I am prepared to answer “Let’s go, Brandon, am I right?”.

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:52:43am
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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:54:36am
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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:56:06am
Members of the Republican Study Committee, a conservative caucus of House Republicans, are planning to have dinner with former president Donald Trump at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., in what is expected to be a show of solidarity following the FBI search of his residence in Florida,” the Washington Post reports.

Ranting and raving sure. Some plate tossing maybe.
Not much studying, I’m betting

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 9, 2022 • 6:57:31am

re: #228 jaunte

That was my first thought exactly. Information of him selling top secret docs has come to light. That’s a hanging offense, isn’t it?

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:05:06am

re: #329 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I have never been audited, so I don’t know how much of a pain that is. That said, it would seem to me if you’ve been stupid but honest, it shouldn’t be a problem.

My wife says she was audited once; she made an overpayment and it was refunded. The only interaction she had was a letter, then a cheque.

Nowadays, though, they probably have computers matching forms to records from banks, businesses, etc to detect any discrepancies: so if I withdraw less than my total RMD from my IRA/401ks, they will probably automatically send a letter challenging this failure or if I don’t report certain interest or dividend, they can detect that error and automatically send out a letter.

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:06:42am

re: #449 Dangerman

It’s only political if it happens to them.

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Sherlock Hound  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:07:56am

Andrew Yang is a ratfucker.

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:09:40am

re: #453 Hecuba’s daughter

Nowadays, though, they probably have computers matching forms to records from banks, businesses, etc to detect any discrepancies: so if I withdraw less than my total RMD from my IRA/401ks, they will probably automatically send a letter challenging this failure or if I don’t report certain interest or dividend, they can detect that error and automatically send out a letter.

exactly
these are hardly colonoscopy ‘audits’
they’re using the words audit and agents and that 5x more likely ‘statistic’ to scare everyone

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:09:55am

re: #339 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Republican state senator John McCollister (District 20, Omaha)

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Wow! A Republican who is not a fanatic wishing to strip women of their bodily autonomy! Or is he more an old-fashioned libertarian like Perot’s running mate?

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:11:41am

re: #339 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Republican state senator John McCollister (District 20, Omaha)

Love the coffee cup.

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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:11:52am

re: #453 Hecuba’s daughter

Nowadays, though, they probably have computers matching forms to records from banks, businesses, etc to detect any discrepancies: so if I withdraw less than my total RMD from my IRA/401ks, they will probably automatically send a letter challenging this failure or if I don’t report certain interest or dividend, they can detect that error and automatically send out a letter.

IRS has wage and income statements that are generated by the employers and financial institutions as a matter of course; much of what they do is matching those filings with what the employee/taxpayer is filing. Mismatches and fat fingering of data is one area that can trigger an IRS letter/response.

Audits are a deeper level where additional documentation is required. People who file certain kinds of credits/deductions are more likely to get an audit, including for the EITC. Millionaires, who have a lot of tax schemes and the tax code favors them generally, have more complex returns, so audits are more complicated and take more time. That’s why fewer are done. It takes time and personnel to conduct those audits as compared to the EITC audits.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:13:42am

re: #453 Hecuba’s daughter

Nowadays, though, they probably have computers matching forms to records from banks, businesses, etc to detect any discrepancies: so if I withdraw less than my total RMD from my IRA/401ks, they will probably automatically send a letter challenging this failure or if I don’t report certain interest or dividend, they can detect that error and automatically send out a letter.

I imagine when I withdrew the cash to buy my car, and when I wrote the cheque to pay for my heating and air conditioning system, those were reported since both were over $10,000. Neither has caused the IRS to ask me about those though.

I’m off to bed. I’m rummed out for the night and the sun has been up for awhile.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:15:40am

re: #457 Hecuba’s daughter

Wow! A Republican who is not a fanatic wishing to strip women of their bodily autonomy! Or is he more an old-fashioned libertarian like Perot’s running mate?

Sen. McCallister was disgusted by Donald Trump being nominated in 2016. In the Unicameral, his voting record tends to follow Democratic Socialist Megan Hunt.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:19:03am

re: #455 Sherlock Hound

Andrew Yang is a ratfucker.

That newsletter (I’ve never paid attention before) reads like it was written by the RNC.

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:21:43am

re: #459 lawhawk

IRS has wage and income statements that are generated by the employers and financial institutions as a matter of course; much of what they do is matching those filings with what the employee/taxpayer is filing. Mismatches and fat fingering of data is one area that can trigger an IRS letter/response.

Audits are a deeper level where additional documentation is required. People who file certain kinds of credits/deductions are more likely to get an audit, including for the EITC. Millionaires, who have a lot of tax schemes and the tax code favors them generally, have more complex returns, so audits are more complicated and take more time. That’s why fewer are done. It takes time and personnel to conduct those audits as compared to the EITC audits.

what i call compliance vs substantiation

compliance is making sure the stuff on your return agrees with the info the irs has - this usually comes from 3rd party generated documents. w-2, 1099, 1098, and on and on.

substantiation is proving all your income is reported and/or that your deductions are valid

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darthstar  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:24:31am

Russia says some munitions ignited at an airfield in Crimea. No aircraft were damaged however. Looking forward to the high resolution satellite images from here tomorrow.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:30:06am
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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:30:50am

The usual 4/6

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:31:13am

re: #465 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Live image at #282.

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Teukka  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:32:20am

re: #464 darthstar

Russia says some munitions ignited at an airfield in Crimea. No aircraft were damaged however. Looking forward to the high resolution satellite images from here tomorrow.

Lots of copium on social media. So at this juncture, could be Russian ammo handling incompetence, Ukrainian attack, Ukrainian sabotage, Russian resistance sabotage.

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:32:44am

the grift goes on

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mmmirele  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:34:06am

re: #329 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I have never been audited, so I don’t know how much of a pain that is. That said, it would seem to me if you’ve been stupid but honest, it shouldn’t be a problem.

My wife says she was audited once; she made an overpayment and it was refunded. The only interaction she had was a letter, then a cheque.

My dad was audited in the early 1990s. He and the tax lawyer he hired made it a PITA for the IRS. They were happy to hand over documents; the IRS just had to sign for each individual piece of paper…separately. In the end, a third-party tax accountant found a several hundred dollar overpayment and the lawyer was like, “do you want to pursue this?” At that point, my dad was like “AW HELL NAW.” The IRS ended the audit, nobody had to pay anyone anything except my dad was stuck with a rather large bill for the lawyer and accountant.

Oh, and to be very clear, my dad was not rich; he’d done some stock shenanigans that caught the IRS’s attention.

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:34:53am
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Dopamine Fish  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:35:59am

re: #469 Dangerman

the grift goes on

And they’ll gladly pay it, because they’re happier buying lies than learning the truth - that their idol is a con man, a flimflam, a thief and a liar.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:37:00am

re: #467 Belafon

Live image at #282.

Missed that. Need more coffee.

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:38:58am

re: #473 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Missed that. Need more coffee.

I enjoyed Don Jr. in the picture.

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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:39:49am

They all know the search warrant was valid and properly executed. They all know what the FBI was looking for was within scope, and probable cause was there to execute the warrants.

They just want to remain above the law. It’s what the GOP does.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:40:01am

re: #378 Dopamine Fish

Seeing the Party of Law and Order rabidly demand that federal law enforcement be disbanded, defunded, and ignored is not what I had on my bingo card for this week.

Silly rabbit. Law and Order applies only to the poor and minorities. Wealthy and powerful white men are exempt.

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:40:20am

re: #447 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Not a raid. Execution of a search warrant.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:40:40am

re: #331 JC1

All green 4/6 wordle today.

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4/6 for me too.

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:41:43am

re: #476 Hecuba’s daughter

Silly rabbit. Law and Order applies only to the poor and minorities. Wealthy and powerful white men are exempt.

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:45:06am

re: #477 Crush White Nationalism

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now let’s be fair
a search warrant doesnt mean he’s a criminal (yet)
it’s part of due process
TFG is entitled to due process like everyone else.
it’s about protecting his rights

Breonna Taylor got killed over a search warrant that wasn’t even for her.

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darthstar  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:45:14am

You know what’s hard for Putin to control? Russians sharing their holiday videos.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:45:47am

re: #436 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

They’re playing with the numbers, but the reason lower incomes are audited at 0.8% is because of EITC fraud. Not because the IRS has nothing else to do.

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Teukka  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:46:33am
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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:48:50am

re: #388 lawhawk

……
The reaction to all this is entirely predictable from Fox and the right wing echo chamber. They’re projecting like IMAX that this is somehow politicized action by the FBI, jackbooted thugs, etc., and it comes a day after we learned from Gen. Milley (via a book to be published instead of reported *AT THE FUCKING TIME IT HAPPENED*) had a conversation with Trump where Trump insisted that US generals act more like the goddamned Nazi generals around Hitler in WWII and show some loyalty to Trump - never mind that those Nazi generals launched at least 3 assassination attempts, Hitler committed suicide in a bunker, and Trump adores goddamned Nazis who engaged in genocide and war crimes.

It was John Kelly, not Milley, who is reported to have had that particular conversation.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:53:06am

re: #390 lawhawk

Trump picks his lawyers based on their appearance and looks and their tv appearances. That’s why he surrounded himself with the likes of Rudy, Powell, and all the rest.

He had some NJ real estate lawyer representing him - Alina Habba. He’s picking based not on their skills or competencies, but because they’re saying stuff that Trump wants to hear - not what he needs to hear.

And his know nothing base buys all of this crap.

The warrants for the search were airtight - they’d have to be based on who the target was. All of the responses to this search warrant show that the GOP intends to politicize the hell out of the DOJ and FBI, even more than they did under Trump.

Let’s not forget that the persecution of Clinton was payback for Watergate. A Republican president was driven from office because of his criminal misdeeds harming our democracy; in retribution the same fate should apply to a Democrat for whatever they could manufacture (Vince Foster, Whitewater, etc, until they found Monica).

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Teukka  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:53:52am
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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:59:05am

re: #486 Teukka

He’s been Putin’s pal for years.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:00:24am

re: #487 Crush White Nationalism

He’s been Putin’s pal for years.

He’s a turd.

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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:01:28am

Real estate valuations go to tax fraud and evasion - overvaluing documents for conning investors and golf business memberships, but undervaluing for tax purposes to reduce tax owed.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:03:53am

Like shooting fish in a barrel

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:04:30am

re: #489 lawhawk

Real estate valuations go to tax fraud and evasion - overvaluing documents for conning investors and golf business memberships, but undervaluing for tax purposes to reduce tax owed.

“Tides go in, tides go out….”

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austin_blue  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:07:04am

re: #300 jaunte

They are seriously worried about what might be in that safe.

Huh. It’s almost like they all got e-mails from Faux News!

How else would they all react by using “Nixonian” and “weaponized” in their tweets?

Weird, innit?

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Dr. Matt  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:08:29am

Matty wants to defund the FBI. But, he’s totally fine with investigating Hunter Biden. FFS

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HypnoToad  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:09:02am

With Gov DeSantis being relatively silent about the Mar-a-Lago search, I wonder if it might be a good idea to get a meme started that he failed to protect lord trump, thus being weak, or that he was tipped to not intervene—thus being an obedient lapdog for the democratic administration.

Might be a good chance at an easy torpedo hit before the 2024 campaign starts.

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:13:12am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:15:35am

My personal theory, totally unfounded by any objective facts, is that the really hot documents are buried with Ivana Trump at Bedmisnster, and whenever DT needs access (in order to sell them to the Russians), they just go perform some “maintenance” on the gravesite.

It would be irresponsible not to speculate at this point.

Why aren’t the MSM reporting this?

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No Malarkey!  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:16:30am
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Belafon  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:16:55am

re: #496 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My personal theory, totally unfounded by any objective facts, is that the really hot documents are buried with Ivana Trump at Bedmisnster, and whenever DT needs access (in order to sell them to the Russians), they just go perform some “maintenance” on the gravesite.

It would be irresponsible not to speculate at this point.

Why aren’t the MSM reporting this?

Trump stole the documents to distract us from the big legislative wins that Biden had this week.

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William Lewis  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:18:23am
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Dopamine Fish  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:18:39am
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William Lewis  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:19:01am

re: #488 Barefoot Grin

He’s a turd.

Now, now. At least turds can be useful as fertilizer.

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dat_said  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:19:31am

re: #498 Belafon

Trump stole the documents to distract us from the big legislative wins that Biden had this week.

I thought Trump orchestrated the FBI raid to get his NY deposition off the front page /s

Was Trump in NYC for a deposition? - I know it was supposed to happen sometime soon.

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Teukka  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:21:46am

re: #487 Crush White Nationalism

He’s been Putin’s pal for years.

I know.

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Teukka  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:21:55am

re: #488 Barefoot Grin

He’s a turd.

Agreed.

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:27:44am

re: #499 William Lewis

Patriotism is strictly performative for the American right.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:29:43am

Fuck off with this hot take.

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William Lewis  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:31:33am
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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:32:45am

re: #506 The Pie Overlord!

Fuck off with this hot take.

That’s a retired professor from my local community college.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:32:54am

re: #506 The Pie Overlord!

Fuck off with this hot take.

Nixon was already abandoned by his party and stood zero chance of coming back.

Trump is still loved by his party, they will continue to stand by him even if he is in jail, in fact they will campaign as the party that will pardon him and go after the ones who “unjustly” persecuted him.

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:32:58am

re: #506 The Pie Overlord!

Fuck off with this hot take.

Ford’s pardon led Republicans to believe they could get away with it as long as another Republican was there to cover for them.

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Jay C  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:33:21am

re: #501 William Lewis

Now, now. At least turds can be useful as fertilizer.

SO might Steven Seagal: look at the size of him: properly distributed, you could fertilize a fairly sizable field……

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:34:00am

re: #506 The Pie Overlord!

David McGrath: Biden should consider pardoning Trump — for the sake of our nation

i’m sure Biden already has ‘considered’ it

and fwiw, what nixon did is not remotely comparable to the mountain and severity of EVERYTHING TFG has done and apparently continues to do

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:34:09am

re: #507 William Lewis

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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:36:04am

re: #506 The Pie Overlord!

Ford’s biggest mistake was pardoning Nixon. He should have supported prosecuting Nixon for his crimes. Instead, he laid groundwork for GOPers to act above the law thereafter (see also Iran Contra and Trump).

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A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:36:38am

re: #391 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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BlueSpotinAL  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:36:39am

re: #494 HypnoToad

With Gov DeSantis being relatively silent about the Mar-a-Lago search, I wonder if it might be a good idea to get a meme started that he failed to protect lord trump, thus being weak, or that he was tipped to not intervene—thus being an obedient lapdog for the democratic administration.

Might be a good chance at an easy torpedo hit before the 2024 campaign starts.

Somebody just made this at imgflip, almost like they read your comment.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:42:17am

re: #513 Crush White Nationalism

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MTG was certainly involved in efforts to overthrow our democracy, but was Boebert? I don’t recall her being at any meetings involved in the Trump-Eastman-Cleta Mitchell plot. Other than voting to decertify Biden electors, has she been alleged to be involved in any criminal behavior surrounding the insurrection or other related activities?

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A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:46:50am

re: #408 No Malarkey!

The vet called this morning and my cat is ready to be released, so I’ll be heading to Louisville after my Doctor’s appointment to pick him up.

They don’t learn from mistakes like this, so don’t forget the petproofing.

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A Cranky One  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:47:57am

.

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:58:15am

re: #518 Hecuba’s daughter

MTG was certainly involved in efforts to overthrow our democracy, but was Boebert? I don’t recall her being at any meetings involved in the Trump-Eastman-Cleta Mitchell plot. Other than voting to decertify Biden electors, has she been alleged to be involved in any criminal behavior surrounding the insurrection or other related activities?

Wasn’t Boebert the Tweeter who tracked Pelosi’s location for the seditionists?

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Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:01:06am

national review

“There’s a game prosecutors play. Let’s say I suspect X committed an armed robbery, but I know X is dealing drugs. So, I write a search-warrant application laying out my overwhelming probable cause that X has been selling small amounts of cocaine from his apartment. I don’t say a word in the warrant about the robbery, but I don’t have to. If the court grants me the warrant for the comparatively minor crime of cocaine distribution, the agents are then authorized to search the whole apartment.”

“If they find robbery tools, a mask, and a gun, the law allows them to seize those items. As long as agents are conducting a legitimate search, they are authorized to seize any obviously incriminating evidence they come across. Even though the warrant was ostensibly about drug offenses, the prosecutors can use the evidence seized to charge robbery.”

“I believe that principle is key to understanding the FBI’s search of former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida on Monday. The ostensible justification for the search of Trump’s compound is his potentially unlawful retention of government records and mishandling of classified information. The real reason is the Capitol riot.”

523
Hecuba's daughter  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:03:25am

re: #521 Crush White Nationalism

Wasn’t Boebert the Tweeter who tracked Pelosi’s location for the seditionists?

Apparently she did not tweet the location, only the information that Pelosi had been moved .

524
Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:05:45am

They keep saying this but *when*??

525
Hecuba's daughter  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:06:17am

re: #522 Dangerman

national review

As has been speculated here, the real reason may be that Trump was selling classified information to others. Putin? Prince Bonesaw?

526
HypnoToad  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:07:21am

Something to make all of us sleep better… Looking at a Google Earth image of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant alongside the Dnipro River from late 2019, there is a long plume of smoke from a tall stack blowing across the river, and over Ukraine directly towards Kyiv. With word that the Russians have wired the plant with explosives to breach the reactors, all they have to do is wait for the wind to blow in that direction again.

Watch the fall weather over there…

527
Hecuba's daughter  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:11:33am

re: #524 Dangerman

They keep saying this but *when*??

[Embedded content]

Doesn’t this have to go to SCOTUS before the returns will be released?

528
Hecuba's daughter  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:13:16am

re: #527 Hecuba’s daughter

Doesn’t this have to go to SCOTUS before the returns will be released?

Also, is the delay because the head of the IRS is a trump appointee?

529
Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:13:24am

This

re: #522 Dangerman

And this

re: #497 No Malarkey!

530
jaunte  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:13:39am

Day One, Steven Crowder’s War.

531
The Squire of Logos  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:13:42am

re: #525 Hecuba’s daughter

As has been speculated here, the real reason may be that Trump was selling classified information to others. Putin? Prince Bonesaw?

My bet would be the Saudis. I don’t think they gave Kushner $2billion because he is such a swell guy.

532
No Malarkey!  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:16:01am

re: #519 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

They don’t learn from mistakes like this, so don’t forget the petproofing.

I told my wife that she has to think of her sewing thread like it’s a gun; when not in use, she has to lock it up. It’s been a very expensive lesson.

533
Crush White Nationalism  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:16:53am

When I took Mindy to the vet yesterday for vaccination, only one other person there, the vet, was wearing a mask, and may have been doing so after being told that I had one on.

People are just pretending that COVID is gone as people keep dying and being disabled by the disease.

534
Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:16:55am

re: #497 No Malarkey!

Lordy, just imagine if it were some kind of ABSCAM sting and they’ve got it on video.

535
jaunte  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:17:14am
536
Belafon  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:17:48am

re: #524 Dangerman

They keep saying this but *when*??

The Supreme Court, in doing the “Congress must pass a law to be allowed to do their job” thing, has basically required that everything goes through them before it’s approved if someone wants to sue enough.

537
darthstar  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:17:58am

Apparently the road to the bridge out of Crimea is one big traffic jam today. Wonder why.

538
jaunte  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:19:50am

re: #537 darthstar

Omar comin’

539
Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:20:33am
540
lawhawk  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:21:41am

The marching orders have been given - treat the FBI as a politicized agency furthering Biden’s agenda, instead of following the rule of law and holding everyone accountable.

Trump is no longer in office. He’s a regular citizen. He’s subject to the same laws as everyone else.

There should be no distinctions. If you commit crimes while in office, you should be prosecuted while in office.

541
Mattand  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:21:43am

re: #493 Dr. Matt

Matty wants to defund the FBI. But, he’s totally fine with investigating Hunter Biden. FFS

I still cannot wrap my head around the idea that there are Congressional districts where people look at Gaetz, Boebert, MTG, Gohmert, et. al., and go “Yep! That’s the person we want representing us in the federal government!”

I really am trying not be judgmental, but Jesus Christ; I don’t care how good a family person you are, or how much you help at the local church bake sale, or how many old ladies you’ve helped across the street.

You vote for someone like that (or Trump, for that matter), there’s something broken in you somewhere.

542
FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:21:48am

re: #518 Hecuba’s daughter

MTG was certainly involved in efforts to overthrow our democracy, but was Boebert? I don’t recall her being at any meetings involved in the Trump-Eastman-Cleta Mitchell plot. Other than voting to decertify Biden electors, has she been alleged to be involved in any criminal behavior surrounding the insurrection or other related activities?

But if “acting like an ass” becomes unpopular with the GOP, especially with the likes of MTG and Gaetz sidelined and possibly jailed due to illegal activity who does she hang out with?

543
Mattand  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:22:32am

re: #485 Hecuba’s daughter

Let’s not forget that the persecution of Clinton was payback for Watergate. A Republican president was driven from office because of his criminal misdeeds harming our democracy; in retribution the same fate should apply to a Democrat for whatever they could manufacture (Vince Foster, Whitewater, etc, until they found Monica).

I’ve been saying this for 24 years.

544
Sherlock Hound  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:22:36am

re: #512 Dangerman

It might not be in Biden’s hands to begin with. Despite what Twitter wants to think, an indictment isn’t coming down tomorrow. Whatever Trump says, “preemptive pardons” are not a thing.

Let’s say Trump is caught dead to rights. The DOJ works on their timetable and an indictment comes down at the end of the year. Trial preps go on into 2023. Maybe 2024 it goes to trial. We will never see anything like what may be about to happen.

It’s election season. Trump may be convicted.

Is ANY pol who’s not a Republican going to bring up “pardon”?

Biden?

Sure.

545
Mattand  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:23:27am

re: #499 William Lewis

I don’t remember many people crying and wailing about “civil war” when a Republican FBI Director announced a criminal investigation of the Democratic nominee 11 days before the 2016 election.

This.

So.

Much.

This.

546
jaunte  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:24:32am
547
jaunte  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:25:11am
548
Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:25:15am

re: #540 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

The marching orders have been given - treat the FBI as a politicized agency furthering Biden’s agenda, instead of following the rule of law and holding everyone accountable.

Trump is no longer in office. He’s a regular citizen. He’s subject to the same laws as everyone else.

There should be no distinctions. If you commit crimes while in office, you should be prosecuted while in office.

Tell us, mike, why it’s unprecedented.
And I don’t mean the definition of unprecedented
I mean tell us why it’s never been necessary before now

549
Mattand  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:26:26am

re: #496 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My personal theory, totally unfounded by any objective facts, is that the really hot documents are buried with Ivana Trump at Bedmisnster, and whenever DT needs access (in order to sell them to the Russians), they just go perform some “maintenance” on the gravesite.

It would be irresponsible not to speculate at this point.

Why aren’t the MSM reporting this?

This is one of those “I know you’re joking, buuuuuuut…”

550
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:26:42am

re: #540 lawhawk

This is a smart move: sideline Trump to where he can do minimal harm (prison) then appeal to the Trump base as being on his side and ready to pardon/release him and ensure justice against those who led the “witch hunt” against him.

Then you still get the base swinging for you and are rid of that buffoon who does not know how to get anything done, not even stage a successful coup.

551
jaunte  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:29:51am

It’s all good, man.

552
Shropshire Slasher  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:30:51am

Ouch.

A man touring a Dutch castle died after he was hit with a 22-pound metal ball thrown by a competitor at the Open Highland Games.

East Brabant Police said the 65-year-old Geldrop local died Sunday, “after being hit by a metal ball in use at a sporting event.”

The man was touring the Geldrop Castle gardens in the southeastern Netherlands when the ball went over a wall and struck him, killing him instantly, The Sun reported.

“The pendulum dropped, we saw the ball go over the hedge and then we heard a woman screaming very loudly,” said one witness.

“It wasn’t a spectator … so he didn’t see the ball coming at all.”

nypost.com

553
Mattand  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:30:54am

So much for DeSantis being quiet about the raid.

Probably is the prudent political move, in the short term. Pay lip service to the cult leader to keep in good standing with the freaks, and then if Trump goes to jail, Ron can go “Hey, this is terrible! Screw the government! So, anyways, I hear you folks are looking for a new overlord…”

554
Crush White Nationalism  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:31:39am

re: #551 jaunte

It’s all good, man.

555
Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:31:57am
The immediate GOP response to Monday evening’s FBI search for documents at Mar-a-Lago is almost as revealing as the search warrant itself.”

“Having witnessed the bulk of the party harden its commitment to protecting Trump at any cost after the January 6th attack on the Capitol, nobody should be shocked to learn that ranking Republicans—without any information about what was seized, or why—were willing to stake their political careers on the claim that it was a lawless, partisan ‘raid.’ The darkest versions of these claims called for doing away with federal law enforcement altogether.”

Slate

556
jaunte  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:32:16am

re: #554 Crush White Nationalism

Is the Kraken lady still available?

557
I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:33:19am

re: #556 jaunte

Is the Kraken lady still available?

She gets paid in Dr. Pepper.

558
Mattand  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:33:32am

re: #551 jaunte

It’s all good, man.

If Trump needs Saul’s/Gene’s/Jimmy’s services, he better move quickly. By my reckoning, he’s only got six days to hire him.

559
William Lewis  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:33:40am

So in a wonderful article on remaking myths over at tor.com there was mentioned a wonderful statue of Medusa holding the head of Persius, riffing on the famous Benvenuto Cellini sculpture of Persius holding the head of Medusa. That one was a bit of political art showing the victory of the Medici over the horrible Republican forces. This rather subverts that in a #metoo world.

The statue might be considered NSFW despite being art so…

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

560
Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:33:43am

re: #551 jaunte

561
Mattand  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:34:34am

re: #557 I Would Prefer Not To

She gets paid in Dr. Pepper.

This comment is criminally underrated.

562
darthstar  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:35:00am

LOL

563
Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:37:11am

re: #554 Crush White Nationalism

[Embedded content]

No A, B, or C lister would even take his call
Probably not d ,e ,f either…

564
The Squire of Logos  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:38:41am

re: #551 jaunte

It’s all good, man.

Heh. It’s not a question of finding a criminal defense attorney. It’s a question of finding a criminal defense attorney who is both competent and cool with not having a huge retainer (or not being paid at all).

565
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:39:47am

re: #564 The Squire of Logos

Heh. It’s not a question of finding a criminal defense attorney. It’s a question of finding a criminal defense attorney who is both competent and cool with not having a huge retainer (or not being paid at all).

At this point, anyone who goes to work for Trump without demanding payment in advance deserves what they get…

566
Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:40:48am
567
jaunte  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:42:03am

“If they can enforce the law against a powerful white man.”

568
Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:43:10am

re: #564 The Squire of Logos

Heh. It’s not a question of finding a criminal defense attorney. It’s a question of finding a criminal defense attorney who is both competent and cool with not having a huge retainer (or not being paid at all).

How about that environmental lawyer he was gonna make AG?
You know head of the whole doj.
You’d think he would be competent

569
The Squire of Logos  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:43:16am

re: #563 Dangerman

No A, B, or C lister would even take his call
Probably not d ,e ,f either…

570
Dopamine Fish  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:44:22am
571
The Pie Overlord!  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:44:37am

BLASTO FROM THE PASTO

Youtube Video

572
Dr. Matt  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:45:49am

FBI investigating Hillary and Hunter = Perfectly normal

FBI investigating Donnie = Banana republic

573
The Squire of Logos  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:46:13am

re: #568 Dangerman

How about that environmental lawyer he was gonna make AG?
You know head of the whole doj.
You’d think he would be competent

Oh yeah. Forgot about him. He would go to court and make the argument that the Trump family was an endangered species… or something.

574
Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:46:23am

re: #567 jaunte

[Embedded content]

“If they can enforce the law against a powerful white man.”

Like i said above
No ones immune from due process
Just like theres no immunity from being sued

You defend your self later

575
Barefoot Grin  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:47:15am

I hear Dersh has free time now what with all the Martha’s Vineyard parties he’s not invited to.

576
Belafon  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:49:08am

re: #575 Barefoot Grin

I hear Dersh has free time now what with all the Martha’s Vineyard parties he’s not invited to.

Yeah, but he praised Biden after the IRA passed in the senate.

577
Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:49:12am

Official statement from Hillary Rodham Clinton on the FBI executing a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago:

Youtube Video

578
Barefoot Grin  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:49:36am

re: #576 Belafon

Yeah, but he praised Biden after the IRA passed in the senate.

Oops.

579
Dangerman  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:50:42am

re: #573 The Squire of Logos

Oh yeah. Forgot about him. He would go to court and make the argument that the Trump family was an endangered species… or something.

Well he’s not ag so he’s probably available

580
Teukka  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:51:44am
581
Dizzy  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:54:28am

Savage indeed.

582
Hecuba's daughter  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:55:24am

re: #564 The Squire of Logos

Heh. It’s not a question of finding a criminal defense attorney. It’s a question of finding a criminal defense attorney who is both competent and cool with not having a huge retainer (or not being paid at all).

Someone who wants a lot of publicity.

583
lawhawk  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:57:50am

re: #564 The Squire of Logos

Heh. It’s not a question of finding a criminal defense attorney. It’s a question of finding a criminal defense attorney who is both competent and cool with not having a huge retainer (or not being paid at all).

I’d revise and extend those comments.

Trump needs a criminal defense lawyer who is competent and cool with never getting paid, or having to sue for compensation, along with having a client who will ignore everything said lawyer asks him to do to minimize legal consequences, because the client will always think he’s the smartest guy in the room and will do anything and everything other than what the lawyer said for him to do.

584
Belafon  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:58:43am

re: #580 Teukka

Is the line going east or west (Russia or Ukraine)?

585
Crush White Nationalism  Aug 9, 2022 • 10:00:58am
586
Barefoot Grin  Aug 9, 2022 • 10:01:14am

re: #581 Dizzy

Savage indeed.

Poor Kellyanne. And her daughter Claudia is turning into a big lib, too.

587
Barefoot Grin  Aug 9, 2022 • 10:03:23am

I’ve seen twitter posts claiming that Trump actually filled the 15 boxes himself because he didn’t want aides seeing what he was shipping to MAL. But so far anecdotal.

588
Hecuba's daughter  Aug 9, 2022 • 10:07:45am

re: #587 Barefoot Grin

I’ve seen twitter posts claiming that Trump actually filled the 15 boxes himself because he didn’t want aides seeing what he was shipping to MAL. But so far anecdotal.

Only possible if Putin or Bonesaw gave him direct orders on which documents they needed. Does anyone really think Trump would read anything and decide its value based on his comprehension of its contents?

589
The Squire of Logos  Aug 9, 2022 • 10:10:08am

re: #587 Barefoot Grin

I’ve seen twitter posts claiming that Trump actually filled the 15 boxes himself because he didn’t want aides seeing what he was shipping to MAL. But so far anecdotal.

Here’s a Wash. Post article that address that issue. I pulled the bolded sentence below out of same article.

washingtonpost.com

“Trump was noticeably secretive about the packing process, and top aides and longtime administrative staffers did not see the contents, the people said.

590
Teukka  Aug 9, 2022 • 10:10:32am

re: #584 Belafon

Is the line going east or west (Russia or Ukraine)?

Unknown.

591
Barefoot Grin  Aug 9, 2022 • 10:14:49am

re: #589 The Squire of Logos

Here’s a Wash. Post article that address that issue. I pulled the bolded sentence below out of same article.

washingtonpost.com

“Trump was noticeably secretive about the packing process, and top aides and longtime administrative staffers did not see the contents, the people said.

Interesting, because my first inclination was in line with Hecuba’s Daughter (which still may be correct).

592
prairiefire  Aug 9, 2022 • 11:08:46am

One of my long time dreams come true. They should have locked him up sooooo long ago.

593
John Hughes  Aug 9, 2022 • 11:37:46am

re: #455 Sherlock Hound

Le centre, c’est ni gauche, ni gauche— François Mitterrand.

594
TedStriker  Aug 9, 2022 • 10:26:53pm

re: #552 Shropshire Slasher

Ouch.

nypost.com

That’s some Final Destination shit…

595
Dave In Austin  Aug 10, 2022 • 2:13:37pm

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