Tommy Emmanuel, Live From Cumberland Caverns: “It’s Never Too Late”

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Tommy Emmanuel performs “It’s Never Too Late” live from Cumberland Caverns. This song appears on his albums ‘It’s Never Too Late” and ‘The Best of Tommysongs’.

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1
austin_blue  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:06:16pm

Fucking Acoustic Dog.

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austin_blue  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:12:38pm

Here’s a fantastic Appalachian Reel:

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Flat picking at its finest.

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austin_blue  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:17:14pm

And then there’s this, which is pretty fucking unbelievable:

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:21:28pm

Lawrence: please don’t work to incite Trump supporters. They may consider your comments a challenge and decide to demonstrate their continued undying support for this dictator wannabe.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:26:02pm

After Ron Johnson said Congress should vote on appropriations of Social Security and Medicare every year, the attack ads should write themselves.

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austin_blue  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:32:37pm

re: #4 Hecuba’s daughter

Lawrence: please don’t work to incite Trump supporters. They may consider your comments a challenge and decide to demonstrate their continued undying support for this dictator wannabe.

Fuck that. At this point I want the MAGAts to get lose-their-minds angry and take to the streets and start shooting shit up. The counter-force will smarten them up real quick, if they survive.

You bring ARs and AKs to a Ma-2 show and you are going to learn right quick the error of your ways.

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:45:15pm
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Captain Ron  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:46:11pm
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jaunte  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:47:49pm

“The company complied, turning over the tapes to the government.”

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:49:11pm

re: #9 jaunte

“The company complied, turning over the tapes to the government.”

Something happened. Someone came to Mar-a-Lago and got something, and the feds know it.

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BeenHereAwhile  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:49:52pm

re: #2 austin_blue

Here’s a fantastic Appalachian Reel:

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Flat picking at its finest.

New kids on the block comparatively speaking:

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:54:25pm

re: #10 Dopamine Fish

I recall some oligarch jets coming to Palm Beach Airport a while back.

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Teukka  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:55:02pm

re: #9 jaunte

“The company complied, turning over the tapes to the government.”

re: #10 Dopamine Fish

Something happened. Someone came to Mar-a-Lago and got something, and the feds know it.

Is it just me, or do things look increasingly interesting for Trump, in the ancient Chinese curse sense?

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:58:07pm

re: #13 Teukka

Is it just me, or do things look increasingly interesting for Trump, in the ancient Chinese curse sense?

This is either the weirdest nothingburger ever, or something that is going to make Watergate look like amateur hour.

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Teukka  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:59:02pm

re: #14 Dopamine Fish

This is either the weirdest nothingburger ever, or something that is going to make Watergate look like amateur hour.

I concur.

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2022 • 7:59:15pm

Putin buys access:

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:00:34pm

re: #6 austin_blue

Fuck that. At this point I want the MAGAts to get lose-their-minds angry and take to the streets and start shooting shit up. The counter-force will smarten them up real quick, if they survive.

You bring ARs and AKs to a Ma-2 show and you are going to learn right quick the error of your ways.

Remember the 31 Patriot Front goobers who were arrested in the back of a U-Haul when they showed up to attack an LGBTQ protest back in June? This was not due to some masterpiece of intelligence work or a tip from a mole in the group. The idiots had loaded into the U-Haul in a motel parking lot and a concerned citizen spotted them and called the cops. I wrote this at the time.

Once again, we see that violent right wing gangs know nothing about operational security, just as their cosplay gun-humpers know nothing about cover, concealment, and stealth in the field. I believe this weakness is inherent in the performative nature of their activities, and it is one of the many things that will result in their catastrophic defeat if they get the civil war they crave.

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BeenHereAwhile  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:02:52pm

re: #13 Teukka

Is it just me, or do things look increasingly interesting for Trump, in the ancient Chinese curse sense?

He’s not yet indicted, but nothing complicates your life like a federal indictment.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:03:46pm

Could someone please explain what the GOP plan seems to be for Medicare and Social Security? I am clearly not paying sufficient attention to the discussions — what is this talk of phasing out the programs over the next 5 years or changing the spending on these programs —- what exactly is the GOP (or at least some of them) trying to do?

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:04:07pm
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Dopamine Fish  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:05:04pm

re: #19 Hecuba’s daughter

Could someone please explain what the GOP plan seems to be for Medicare and Social Security? I am clearly not paying sufficient attention to the discussions — what is this talk of phasing out the programs over the next 5 years or changing the spending on these programs —- what exactly is the GOP (or at least some of them) trying to do?

They’re trying to turn them from federal entitlements - permanent, funded programs that are guaranteed - to discretionary spending, which has to be explicitly maintained by congressional vote every year, and they can apply sunsetting rules to it.

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piratedan  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:08:27pm

re: #19 Hecuba’s daughter

kill the programs because they only help people that they don’t give a shit about.

then that makes people more dependent on them that have…

its about power and control

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:09:02pm

Are we all out of airplane songs?

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austin_blue  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:15:10pm

re: #17 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Remember the 31 Patriot Front goobers who were arrested in the back of a U-Haul when they showed up to attack an LGBTQ protest back in June? This was not due to some masterpiece of intelligence work or a tip from a mole in the group. The idiots had loaded into the U-Haul in a motel parking lot and a concerned citizen spotted them and called the cops. I wrote this at the time.

It is always thus. People who never served are absolutely convinced that they are experts in fighting.

They aren’t. Until you’ve taken fire, you don’t understand the pucker factor of the pucker factor.

I never took fire, but my dad did (he was the CO of VMFA-314 in 1970 in Chu Lai) and it tore him up.

I was, however, a KC-135 pilot in the early 80’s in the USAF sitting nuclear alert at K. I. Sawyer AFB in the pine barrens of the Upper Peninsula in Michigan.

We took over the NATO refueling responsibilities of the RAF when they sent all of their refueling assets to the South Atlantic during the Falklands War.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:15:37pm
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BeenHereAwhile  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:16:59pm

re: #23 The Pie Overlord!

Are we all out of airplane songs?

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Back In the USSR

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:21:57pm

re: #25 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

I’m amazed at everyone that seems to be so obviously walking into a propeller, but then again, these are morons we are dealing with.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:28:39pm

re: #23 The Pie Overlord!

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wrenchwench  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:32:31pm

re: #23 The Pie Overlord!

Are we all out of airplane songs?

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Sherlock Hound  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:40:10pm

Si, c’est un chanson d’avion par Françoise Hardy, “V.I.P.”

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:40:44pm

re: #9 jaunte

This adds credence to the speculation that Trump might well have been selling access to classified information for mucho dinero to hostile powers and/or individuals connected to those powers.

If he really was doing that (and no one in their right mind would put it past him), it would make Watergate look downright trivial in comparison.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:43:03pm

re: #10 Dopamine Fish

Something happened. Someone came to Mar-a-Lago and got something, and the feds know it.

Perhaps someone brought something?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:47:10pm

Not about an airplane per se, but a song about the R101 disaster, a British airship which crashed and burned in France during its maiden voyage on October 5th, 1930:

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The crash of the R101 ended Britain’s foray into airship development, and was one of the worst airship accidents of the 1930s.

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Moe Avattar  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:50:50pm

re: #23 The Pie Overlord!

Are we all out of airplane songs?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 9, 2022 • 8:55:40pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:01:29pm

re: #33 Dr Lizardo

Tailgunner is another great Maiden track.

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danarchy  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:01:30pm

re: #31 Dr Lizardo

This adds credence to the speculation that Trump might well have been selling access to classified information for mucho dinero to hostile powers and/or individuals connected to those powers.

If he really was doing that (and no one in their right mind would put it past him), it would make Watergate look downright trivial in comparison.

Or if there is highly classified info there, they may just want to verify who may have had access to it or if anything may have been removed/destroyed since the FBI saw the files in June. I am not going to get to excited about anything until I see an indictment, and maybe not even then. Won’t really be convinced Trump will pay any price until there is an actual conviction.

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:03:32pm
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A Cranky One  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:15:33pm
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jaunte  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:18:07pm
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darthstar  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:23:27pm
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darthstar  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:24:59pm

re: #38 jaunte

I’m really hoping Trump’s safe had kompromat on Kavanaugh.

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darthstar  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:26:17pm
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darthstar  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:32:39pm

Okay…time to get some sleep, but here’s a little adult humor at the expense of the Russians because we’re all already making up these jokes in our heads…thankfully the North Atlantic Fellas Org is on the job so we don’t have to…

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:46:58pm

re: #31 Dr Lizardo

This adds credence to the speculation that Trump might well have been selling access to classified information for mucho dinero to hostile powers and/or individuals connected to those powers.

If he really was doing that (and no one in their right mind would put it past him), it would make Watergate look downright trivial in comparison.

Fwiw, that’s exactly the kind of thing Cheney would be likely to get hints about before any other non-complicit person.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:54:22pm

re: #45 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Fwiw, that’s exactly the kind of thing Cheney would be likely to get hints about before any other non-complicit person.

You mean Darth Cheney? Yeah, he’s still got some very well-placed connections. So does Liz, for that matter.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:57:47pm

re: #46 Dr Lizardo

You mean Darth Cheney? Yeah, he’s still got some very well-placed connections. So does Liz, for that matter.

Whatever Darth knows, Liz knows. She is set to inherit the whole thing.

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:58:07pm
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Belafon  Aug 9, 2022 • 9:59:15pm

re: #48 Belafon

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The potentially sensitive image is a guy standing in a giant container of popcorn because a bag won’t be enough.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2022 • 10:04:33pm

Also, looks like Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) had his cellphone seized by the FBI - while on vacation, no less:

Rep. Perry there is believed to have played a role in the January 6th insurrection and asked TFG for a pardon.

The MAGAts are, presumably, shitting themselves as the walls are closing in on the whole damn lot of them.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 9, 2022 • 10:06:11pm

re: #48 Belafon

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Yep, the Repugs who are not irredeemably complicit are running for cover, the rest are barking about witch hunt, banana republic, civil war, etc.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 9, 2022 • 10:07:20pm

One of the most famous fighters - real or fake - of the 20th century:

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 9, 2022 • 10:08:26pm

re: #50 Dr Lizardo

Yes, it was a bad day for MAGAdom.

The other news was that the court refused Trump’s request to overturn the ruling that allows the Jan. 6 committee access to his tax records.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 9, 2022 • 10:15:07pm

re: #53 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Yes, it was a bad day for MAGAdom.

The other news was that the court refused Trump’s request to overturn the ruling that allows the Jan. 6 committee access to his tax records.

But that will require SCOTUS — and I don’t trust a single Republican appointee.

OT — Wording of 4

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 9, 2022 • 10:16:42pm

re: #54 Hecuba’s daughter

It’s pretty much cut and dry, not a Constitutional issue. Sure, a justice on the USSC might be petitioned to issue some sort of ruling, but the law says that tax records can be used for investigations.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 9, 2022 • 10:18:24pm

After almost four days of thick fog and rain, the fog clears just enough to get a peak at what is going on:

The central vents have built a back wall of a cone but still can’t complete a front wall because there is a lake of lava. And the two smaller vents are still going.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2022 • 10:19:58pm

re: #53 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Yes, it was a bad day for MAGAdom.

The other news was that the court refused Trump’s request to overturn the ruling that allows the Jan. 6 committee access to his tax records.

And always remember - a bad day for the MAGAts is a good day for America.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 9, 2022 • 10:20:04pm

re: #55 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It’s pretty much cut and dry, not a Constitutional issue. Sure, a justice on the USSC might be petitioned to issue some sort of ruling, but the law says that tax records can be used for investigations.

But this is a SCOTUS that, without a second thought, throws out laws that have been passed by Congress if they can find some excuse to reach the decision they want.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 9, 2022 • 10:31:49pm

Clearer now:

Good lighting at just the right time of day, for the daylight to balance the lava glow.

You can easily see the lava river heading into the far eastern part of Meradalir. In the distance you can make out all the fumes as the lava piles up there. Closer to the camera there a some small hornitos which have sprung up.

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John Hughes  Aug 9, 2022 • 10:33:12pm

re: #48 Belafon

Twitter said “The following post includes sensitive content”.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 9, 2022 • 10:36:41pm

re: #31 Dr Lizardo

Wonder if reports of the agents also seizing security cam footage is true. If trump was selling access to these docs (come to my office and read everything etc.), it sure would be something to have it all on video.

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wrenchwench  Aug 9, 2022 • 10:41:19pm
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2022 • 10:51:15pm

re: #61 GlutenFreeJesus

Wonder if reports of the agents also seizing security cam footage is true. If trump was selling access to these docs (come to my office and read everything etc.), it sure would be something to have it all on video.

From what I read, seems like the security cam footage was indeed handed over to the authorities.

I wonder if the FBI is looking for someone in particular. I think the urgency with which these warrants were executed probably has to do with immediate national security issues. Documents printed on State Department and White House color printers have a coded time/date stamp that also indicates which printer and computer were involved in the printing. It’s undetectable to the naked eye, but color photocopiers and scanners pass that info on to the copies themselves.

Let’s say - hypothetically - that Top Secret documents printed on an Oval Office printer sometime between 2017 to 2020 have started turning up in Moscow (and have been discovered by the CIA, inadvertently or otherwise); checking logs will quickly lead to the person(s) who had the documents in their possession. Records of storage or destruction are also kept for all White House documents. If certain documents were neither filed nor destroyed, then it can be deduced that they are likely to be at Mar-a-Lago, in the possession of the ex-president. Then, if it’s suspected that he’s selling access to those documents to someone the FBI has been keeping an eye on, then getting that security camera footage could pretty much make it an exceptionally damning case.

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Teukka  Aug 9, 2022 • 11:13:02pm

re: #63 Dr Lizardo

From what I read, seems like the security cam footage was indeed handed over to the authorities.

I wonder if the FBI is looking for someone in particular. I think the urgency with which these warrants were executed probably has to do with immediate national security issues. Documents printed on State Department and White House color printers have a coded time/date stamp that also indicates which printer and computer were involved in the printing. It’s undetectable to the naked eye, but color photocopiers and scanners pass that info on to the copies themselves.

Let’s say - hypothetically - that Top Secret documents printed on an Oval Office printer sometime between 2017 to 2020 have started turning up in Moscow (and have been discovered by the CIA, inadvertently or otherwise); checking logs will quickly lead to the person(s) who had the documents in their possession. Records of storage or destruction are also kept for all White House documents. If certain documents were neither filed nor destroyed, then it can be deduced that they are likely to be at Mar-a-Lago, in the possession of the ex-president. Then, if it’s suspected that he’s selling access to those documents to someone the FBI has been keeping an eye on, then getting that security camera footage could pretty much make it an exceptionally damning case.

Am I too jaded when I read the above and immediately go “With Donald? Plausible.”???

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2022 • 11:13:30pm

I suspect the request for security tapes means they either learned of planned sales in recent months or that they discovered the products of those sales and are trying to prove that the sale took place at MAL and not another location unconnected to Trump. Somehow, I don’t think Garland would risk a potentially massive political blowback just to smack Donny with a few charges of taking classified docs with him when he left office.

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Teukka  Aug 9, 2022 • 11:17:05pm

re: #65 Targetpractice

I suspect the request for security tapes means they either learned of planned sales in recent months or that they discovered the products of those sales and are trying to prove that the sale took place at MAL and not another location unconnected to Trump. Somehow, I don’t think Garland would risk a potentially massive political blowback just to smack Donny with a few charges of taking classified docs with him when he left office.

Your hunch is that Garland has a (figurative) kill shot lined up?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2022 • 11:18:05pm

re: #64 Teukka

Am I too jaded when I read the above and immediately go “With Donald? Plausible.”???

Donnie would do anything for money. And yes, that includes selling access to Top Secret documents.

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Teukka  Aug 9, 2022 • 11:30:33pm

re: #63 Dr Lizardo

[…]

Let’s say - hypothetically - that Top Secret documents printed on an Oval Office printer sometime between 2017 to 2020 have started turning up in Moscow (and have been discovered by the CIA, inadvertently or otherwise); checking logs will quickly lead to the person(s) who had the documents in their possession. Records of storage or destruction are also kept for all White House documents. If certain documents were neither filed nor destroyed, then it can be deduced that they are likely to be at Mar-a-Lago, in the possession of the ex-president. Then, if it’s suspected that he’s selling access to those documents to someone the FBI has been keeping an eye on, then getting that security camera footage could pretty much make it an exceptionally damning case.

It doesn’t have to be printed on a WH printer, it could’ve been printed somewhere else. And there may be an additional layer of steganography generated by the software that printed the document (you know how some scholarly sites include tracing info on the PDF copy you download). Steganography which even is transmitted via black-and-white photocopy or even a photo of the document. From what I understand, this is how Reality Winner got nabbed.

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2022 • 11:33:27pm

re: #66 Teukka

Your hunch is that Garland has a (figurative) kill shot lined up?

I think Garland wants to make it clear that when the charges are read out, the case is so solid and air-tight that the only possible deal to be offered will be how many years Donny spends behind bars. Getting him for carrying boxes of classified documents to MAL and failing to return all of them when asked would be legit, but I suspect the possible sentences even if the government went for the maximum allowable would be small enough that just letting him go with a fine and a wrist slap would appear plausible.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2022 • 11:38:14pm

re: #68 Teukka

Years and years ago, I recall seeing a news segment about that very phenomenon, steganography. Basically, it pointed that this kind of embedded data would ultimately make life difficult for criminal types engaged in forgery or whatnot.

Personally, I thought this was common knowledge for the last 15 to 20 years or so, but I guess maybe it isn’t.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2022 • 11:44:34pm

re: #69 Targetpractice

I think Garland wants to make it clear that when the charges are read out, the case is so solid and air-tight that the only possible deal to be offered will be how many years Donny spends behind bars.

“So here’s the deal, Mr. Trump. You plead nolo contendre to all charges and you’ll get 10 years in a Federal minimum security facility. And you’ll serve the full ten years, but all things considered, it won’t be that bad. Don’t worry, it’s nothing like ADX Florence. Make us fight this out in court, and we’ll ask for 25 years to life - and with what we’ve got on you….yeah, you’re gonna end your days behind bars, that’s not a threat, that’s a guarantee. Make your choice, Mr. Trump. The clock is ticking.”

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Teukka  Aug 9, 2022 • 11:49:01pm

re: #70 Dr Lizardo

Years and years ago, I recall seeing a news segment about that very phenomenon, steganography. Basically, it pointed that this kind of embedded data would ultimately make life difficult for criminal types engaged in forgery or whatnot.

Personally, I thought this was common knowledge for the last 15 to 20 years or so, but I guess maybe it isn’t.

I’ve been toying with similar techniques for inconspicuous traceability of web and other documents, like documents which change wordings depending on who accessed it, embedded “dirt” which you wouldn’t detect unless you know what drum diameter your laser printer has, etc… And yeah, 15-20 years ago.

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2022 • 11:51:38pm

I also think that Trump’s been hinting so blatantly for the last few weeks about announcing a 2024 run in the near future as a defense mechanism. I wouldn’t be surprised if somebody in his inner circle (probably Rudy) has told him that the Feds can’t touch him if he’s running for the presidency, and that they’ll have to put a hold on any charges until after 2024.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2022 • 11:54:42pm

re: #73 Targetpractice

I wouldn’t be surprised if somebody in his inner circle (probably Rudy) has told him that the Feds can’t touch him if he’s running for the presidency, and that they’ll have to put a hold on any charges until after 2024.

That’s exactly the kind of shit legal advice I’d 100% expect from someone in Trump’s inner circle.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 9, 2022 • 11:58:28pm

4/6 Wordle. Lucky second guess.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 12:05:06am

This is what you get when a wiseguy decides on a career change and becomes a botanist:

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 10, 2022 • 12:19:24am

About classified documents: Anything that can reveal any information that could compromise a national asset (human or machine) will be SCI, and not be laying around the Oval Office.

Trump like any President would have had to go to a special room (WH has them) where any such documents are kept, and signed upon access.

Now he could have pilfered some from the room, which of course is a felony in and of itself, regardless of where they ended up.

My suspicion is that Trump took regular old TS documents that have something to do with himself, his family or organization, and whatever entities with whom they want to do business (e.g. KSA, China, etc.)

It would not surprise me at all that Trump took some compromising information on the KSA royal family upper echelon, for example, to blackmail them into sending millions of dollars his way, as in having one of their golf tournaments at his club.

Or, he took some classified background material on various politicians (both Republican and Democrat) to use against them.

This, btw, would explain the obeisance of so many Republicans who don’t really need Trump’s support to win elections.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 10, 2022 • 12:27:49am

If I were a betting man (and I am) I think I’d bet that what Trump took includes standard background reports (by the FBI and CIA) on the international business partners of Jared and Ivanka.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 10, 2022 • 12:29:21am

Then again, Trump could have taken the actual reports from Area 51 that reveal the true history of Roswell, but I think MAJESTIC would have eliminated him by now.

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BigPapa  Aug 10, 2022 • 12:31:29am

Trump would keep anything he could sell or profit from and anything that excites his vanity.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 1:50:33am

This looks like a pretty good satirical film. I’ll have to check this out if/when it’s released here in Czech Republic.

Triangle of Sadness

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In Ruben Östlund’s wickedly funny Palme d’Or winner, social hierarchy is turned upside down, revealing the tawdry relationship between power and beauty. Celebrity model couple, Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (Charlbi Dean), are invited on a luxury cruise for the uber-rich, helmed by an unhinged boat captain (Woody Harrelson). What first appeared Instagrammable ends catastrophically, leaving the survivors stranded on a desert island and fighting for survival.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 10, 2022 • 1:53:15am

Some good news on abortion: The Montana Supreme Court has left in place a preliminary injunction on a raft of abortion laws banning abortion after 20 weeks and imposing other restrictions. With Kansas and Nebraska also keeping abortion legal, women in the Western US have some options.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 10, 2022 • 1:55:06am

If Trump listens to his lawyers, I would expect him to plead the Fifth in answer to every question, except his name.

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TarHellion  Aug 10, 2022 • 2:36:12am

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On in two and settling for the routine par 4. Looking forward to the promise of drier and a bit cooler air coming in on Friday. Have a good one, folks!

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 2:55:59am

If, as it seems, the Crimean Peninsula is now within Ukrainian missile range, I get the feeling that sad young lass won’t be the only Russian skedaddling back home. There were stories published in mid to late March that wealthy Russian elites in Crimea were putting their apartments or homes up for sale, with some saying off-the-record it was because they were sure it would only be a matter of time before Ukrainian forces would start launching attacks as part of their efforts to retake the peninsula.

I’d say they were correct in that assessment.

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 3:07:29am

re: #83 No Malarkey!

If Trump listens to his lawyers, I would expect him to plead the Fifth in answer to every question, except his name.

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Her first question:
“Search warrants, amirite?”

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sagehen  Aug 10, 2022 • 3:10:47am
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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2022 • 3:23:55am

re: #85 Dr Lizardo

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If, as it seems, the Crimean Peninsula is now within Ukrainian missile range, I get the feeling that sad young lass won’t be the only Russian skedaddling back home. There were stories published in mid to late March that wealthy Russian elites in Crimea were putting their apartments or homes up for sale, with some saying off-the-record it was because they were sure it would only be a matter of time before Ukrainian forces would start launching attacks as part of their efforts to retake the peninsula.

I’d say they were correct in that assessment.

The colonists are panicking and fleeing because the natives have had enough of their shit and want their land back?

Oh, the horror./////////

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 10, 2022 • 3:26:40am

In the “I know too many words, Wednesday edition” department: Whew. That was way closer than I thought it was going to be.

Wordle 417 6/6

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 10, 2022 • 3:28:59am

re: #87 sagehen

Take off on Press Your Luck, a mindless gameshow that I still enjoy watching.

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 10, 2022 • 3:30:01am

re: the former guy: Everything I’ve read from lawyers and nat-sec types indicates the following:

1) The DOJ could conceivably have gone after him just to get the documents back, but this is a very heavy-handed way to do it and likely a mistake unless they show all the other ways they tried to get them back and/or what’s in them;
2) It is possible, though highly unlikely, that the search warrant was regarding evidence of criming by someone else, though Donald Trump has the warrant document and could publicize it if that were the case (think “witch-hunt”);
3) On the balance of probability, then, it’s highly likely that the DOJ is just holding their cards close to the chest, and there is something bigger here - something which had to have happened recently; you don’t get a search warrant for the former President of the United States for holding boxes of classified documents after two years.

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steve_davis  Aug 10, 2022 • 3:45:42am

re: #39 A Cranky One

Ah yes. Now I understand what people were saying about the green screen. I’m on my iPhone 11 Pro and I see the tweet image for a bit but when I scroll to it on the screen it goes green. It’s a lovely green, if that helps.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2022 • 3:49:25am

GOP could see some advantage out of Trump in jail. With him safely sidelined they could still appeal to his base as the party that would pardon and release him and seek justice for those who persecuted him, while not having to deal with an incompetent, unpredictable, narcissistic dolt as a party leader.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 3:50:04am

re: #91 Dopamine Fish

On the balance of probability, then, it’s highly likely that the DOJ is just holding their cards close to the chest, and there is something bigger here - something which had to have happened recently; you don’t get a search warrant for the former President of the United States for holding boxes of classified documents after two years.

Yeah, this has to be something significant and something pretty damn recent, maybe something from earlier this year.

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 10, 2022 • 3:51:30am

re: #93 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

GOP could see some advantage out of Trump in jail. With him safely sidelined they could still appeal to his base as the party that would pardon and release him and seek justice for those who persecuted him, while not having to deal with an incompetent, unpredictable, narcissistic dolt as a party leader.

And yet, they are leaning hard into the “defund the FBI” movement, because what the base wants to hear right now isn’t, “We’ll pardon your criminal overlord once we get power back,” but, “we’ll literally start a war to prevent your criminal overlord from being punished.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2022 • 3:58:41am

re: #95 Dopamine Fish

And yet, they are leaning hard into the “defund the FBI” movement, because what the base wants to hear right now isn’t, “We’ll pardon your criminal overlord once we get power back,” but, “we’ll literally start a war to prevent your criminal overlord from being punished.”

because that is what their base needs to hear right now

and yes, the more chaos and the more Horst Wessels martyred to the cause, the better for them

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No Malarkey!  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:03:30am

re: #93 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

GOP could see some advantage out of Trump in jail. With him safely sidelined they could still appeal to his base as the party that would pardon and release him and seek justice for those who persecuted him, while not having to deal with an incompetent, unpredictable, narcissistic dolt as a party leader.

Or, with Dear Leader in jail and silenced, the non habitual voters who turn out to vote for him won’t show up at the polls, but the sane voters who have rejected MAGA will vote Blue in response to that message.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:22:33am

re: #97 No Malarkey!

Or, with Dear Leader in jail and silenced, the non habitual voters who turn out to vote for him won’t show up at the polls, but the sane voters who have rejected MAGA will vote Blue in response to that message.

Trump brought in a lot of first-time voters who were otherwise disillusioned with politics. Those voters form the core of his personality cult. It’s a strong likelihood that with their dimestore Führer cooling his heels in the slammer, a significant number of them might well decide to sit out elections, a kind of “cut off your nose to spite your own face” protest.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:23:07am

re: #93 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

GOP could see some advantage out of Trump in jail. With him safely sidelined they could still appeal to his base as the party that would pardon and release him and seek justice for those who persecuted him, while not having to deal with an incompetent, unpredictable, narcissistic dolt as a party leader.

This is DeSantis’ plan.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:29:26am
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darthstar  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:30:44am

re: #83 No Malarkey!

If Trump listens to his lawyers, I would expect him to plead the Fifth in answer to every question, except his name.

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Only criminals plead the fifth.

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darthstar  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:31:39am

re: #85 Dr Lizardo

Crimea river.

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darthstar  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:33:42am
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No Malarkey!  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:35:01am

re: #101 darthstar

Only criminals plead the fifth.

Exactly. If Trump doesn’t plead the Fifth, the only answer he’ll give that isn’t perjury is “Donald John Trump.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:38:24am

[Can’t find this tweet right now: twitter.com ]

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:38:55am

Chuck C. Johnson mentees?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:39:29am

re: #105 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Can’t find this tweet right now: twitter.com ]

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:39:31am

re: #99 GlutenFreeJesus

This is DeSantis’ plan.

They will pay lip service to Trump and announce that they are seeking justice for him, but actually they are more than happy to see him sidelined.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:41:00am

re: #107 Backwoods_Sleuth

as if it were practice for the FBI to allow suspects to be present while they search…

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darthstar  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:42:29am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:42:56am

re: #107 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yep, there it is. Trump’s attempt to get ahead of bad news that unintentionally turns into a confession of wrongdoing, as usual.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:42:56am

re: #109 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

as if it were practice for the FBI to allow suspects to be present while they search…

Doesn’t matter; it’s already gospel truth on the Right that the FBI planted evidence at Mar-a-Lago.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:43:49am

OK, this is amazing.

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darthstar  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:44:11am

re: #107 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump’s lawyers were there, as were his Secret Service detail, and they all witnessed the search and seizure together.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:47:36am

re: #114 darthstar

Trump’s lawyers were there, as were his Secret Service detail, and they all witnessed the search and seizure together.

No-one who watches Fox News will ever know or believe that.

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Florida Panhandler  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:55:42am

re: #55 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

There is no precedent, there is no law this utterly corrupt and politically compromised SCOTUS cannot ignore or undo.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:57:34am

re: #115 No Malarkey!

No-one who watches Fox News will ever know or believe that.

And now that Trump and his toadies have planted the seed (pun intended) of doubt in his cultists minds, it’s pretty much going to be gospel truth, nothing less than word from on high.

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Mike Lamb  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:02:07am

re: #50 Dr Lizardo

Also, looks like Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) had his cellphone seized by the FBI - while on vacation, no less:

Rep. Perry there is believed to have played a role in the January 6th insurrection and asked TFG for a pardon.

The MAGAts are, presumably, shitting themselves as the walls are closing in on the whole damn lot of them.

He would have wiped his phone by now, yes?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:03:16am

re: #118 Mike Lamb

He would have wiped his phone by now, yes?

These folks aren’t exactly the sharpest knives in the drawer.

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:04:43am

So, to sum up yesterday:

The GOP is intent on defunding law enforcement because the guy Trump appointed to the FBI approved a warrant, a GOP approved judge signed off on the FBI warrant, and the search was lawfully executed against Trump just as it would against any other person, and that the law Trump appears to have broken was signed into law by *checks notes* Trump himself because he thought that the FBI would end up using it against Hillary.

Do I have that right?

Because it certainly sounds like the GOP thinks they’re above the law, and that the FBI and law enforcement should really be going after GOP enemies, and not lawbreakers regardless of their political affiliation.

All those right wingers claiming to back the blue are singing a different tune since 1/6/2021. They question law enforcement going after and arresting insurrectionists and holding them in jail like common criminals elsewhere in the US. They question tactics and methods used by law enforcement all the time. They can’t believe the law is being applied to them, even as they knew they were breaking the law at the time.

They just don’t care about law enforcement unless it is being used to advance their goals. These sociopaths are fascists - intent on using state power to further their agenda and punish their enemies. They’re projecting their own criminal conduct on everyone trying to hold these fuckers accountable.

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:05:43am

re: #110 darthstar

I understood that reference!
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Mike Lamb  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:06:22am

re: #77 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

About classified documents: Anything that can reveal any information that could compromise a national asset (human or machine) will be SCI, and not be laying around the Oval Office.

Trump like any President would have had to go to a special room (WH has them) where any such documents are kept, and signed upon access.

Now he could have pilfered some from the room, which of course is a felony in and of itself, regardless of where they ended up.

My suspicion is that Trump took regular old TS documents that have something to do with himself, his family or organization, and whatever entities with whom they want to do business (e.g. KSA, China, etc.)

It would not surprise me at all that Trump took some compromising information on the KSA royal family upper echelon, for example, to blackmail them into sending millions of dollars his way, as in having one of their golf tournaments at his club.

Or, he took some classified background material on various politicians (both Republican and Democrat) to use against them.

This, btw, would explain the obeisance of so many Republicans who don’t really need Trump’s support to win elections.

The report that some of these documents were so sensitive that they couldn’t even be described publicly suggests they weren’t as benign as you suggest.

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:07:25am

re: #107 Backwoods_Sleuth

There were no disputes regarding Obama. He never broke the law. Trump signed into law the very provision that he broke - regarding mishandling of classified info.

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darthstar  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:08:31am

Okay, kept this tweet up in a separate tab all night trying to come up with a reply that wasn’t overly sarcastic as the guy is live tweeting his second voluntary Ukrainian adventure (sold his house and boat to pay for the trip, he says)…still, I can’t stand attention whores.

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darthstar  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:11:01am
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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:14:12am

re: #125 darthstar

That’s the thing, all those rats know that if Trump goes down, they should be going down with him, because Trump will throw everyone else under the bus to save his own hide. They’re all compromised and complicit in the crimes and coverups of said crimes. They know Trump’s guilty as fuck, so they’re doing what they think is the only thing they can do to save themselves - get behind Trump and his fascists to weather the ongoing investigations and coming criminal proceedings (and they are coming - slowly but surely).

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:26:08am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:27:44am

re: #127 lawhawk

BOTH SIDES!!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:33:26am

re: #127 lawhawk

Depoliticizing doesn’t mean letting Republicans do crimes. But we know this. Who is the author of that garbage piece?

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:38:20am

Inflation easing. Here’s why that’s bad news for Biden.

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Teukka  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:40:03am


Confirmatory Reports: svt.se svd.se dn.se aftonbladet.se sverigesradio.se

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:40:22am

re: #129 GlutenFreeJesus

Perry Solvin. He’s not responsible for the headline - just the dreck that thinks that holding Trump accountable is politicizing an agency when it’s returning it to the rule of law because Trump made sure that the DOJ would not go after Trump by using AGs Barr and Whitaker to run interference for him.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:42:02am

re: #131 Teukka

Oof. That’s a major resignation. That’s gonna hurt.

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:46:27am

this morning on politicalwire.com

first, the quote of the day:

“For the department to pursue a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago tells me that the quantum and quality of the evidence they were reciting — in a search warrant and affidavit that an FBI agent swore to — was likely so pulverizing in its force as to eviscerate any notion that the search warrant and this investigation is politically motivated.”

— David Laufman, former head of the Justice Department’s counterintelligence section, quoted by Politico.

FBI Wanted Surveillance Tapes at Mar-a-Lago

Two Scenarios for the FBI Search of Mar-a-Lago

Trump Could Be Charged with Violating Espionage Act

Federal Agents Took a Dozen Boxes from Mar-a-Lago

So…
Good Morning!!

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:47:07am

re: #131 Teukka

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Confirmatory Reports: svt.se svd.se dn.se aftonbladet.se sverigesradio.se

If only more Republicans were that clear thinking.

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:53:38am

Periodic reminder to always double-check your work, especially if you work in a legal field. Otherwise, you end up letting cops literally get away with murder, when nobody actually intended it.

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:54:59am
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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:58:15am

re: #134 Dangerman

And now there’s this

Trumpworld Speculates About ‘Flipped’ Aide

Though that totally dismembers the need for the planting evidence conspiracy

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steve_davis  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:59:34am

re: #2 austin_blue

Here’s a fantastic Appalachian Reel:

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Video

Flat picking at its finest.

I’ve got the norman blake peter otroushko album meeting on southern soil. I may have to give it another whirl. Not my absolute favorite musical genre, but definitely a couple of talented fellas.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:01:18am

re: #130 lawhawk

Inflation easing. Here’s why that’s bad news for Biden.

I assume most of you know that prices did not rise 8.5% in just a month; it means that prices are 8.5% higher since July, 2021. But most people don’t know that

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:02:06am

re: #138 Dangerman

And now there’s this

Trumpworld Speculates About ‘Flipped’ Aide

Though that totally dismembers the need for the planting evidence conspiracy

This is also laying a foundation for blaming an aide or other person at MAL as the person selling classified information instead of the “innocent”* Trump who has been betrayed by such person(s). (Persons since this will allow as many people as necessary to be thrown under the bus to protect the Orange Idol.)

* - Ignoring, as the GOP is wont, to forget the concept of responsibility and owner of classified documents attached to the person with access to them. Much as ownership of weapons seems to not matter when negligent actions occur with them.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:03:52am

re: #137 lawhawk

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:07:02am

re: #140 No Malarkey!

I assume most of you know that prices did not rise 8.5% in just a month; it means that prices are 8.5% higher since July, 2021. But most people don’t know that

Yeah, the way economic data is reported is crap. Month over month as compared to year over year.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:12:04am

re: #129 GlutenFreeJesus

Depoliticizing doesn’t mean letting Republicans do crimes. But we know this. Who is the author of that garbage piece?

Who is the editor who approved it?

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Florida Panhandler  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:20:58am

re: #142 No Malarkey!

Laws and police are meant to be used mainly as a weapon against Libs and brown skinned people according to the modern GOP. And MAGA wishes to use the US Military in this regard. Never forget this.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:30:24am

re: #145 Florida Panhandler

Laws and police are meant to be used mainly as a weapon against Libs and brown skinned people according to the modern GOP. And MAGA wishes to use the US Military in this regard. Never forget this.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:31:34am

I read somewhere that Biden is now itching to get out and sell all of the things Democrats have accomplished.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:32:13am

“Democrats are trying to replace whites”:

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:32:56am
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Belafon  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:33:25am
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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:33:40am

re: #147 Belafon

I read somewhere that Biden is now itching to get out and sell all of the things Democrats have accomplished.

You do the work, then you talk about it, unless you’re Donald Trump, in which case you just talk and talk.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:34:30am
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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:35:38am

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:36:07am
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Ming5000  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:36:15am

re: #147 Belafon

I read somewhere that Biden is now itching to get out and sell all of the things Democrats have accomplished.

Dem rallies would be lit! Bring it.

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:36:32am

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:40:28am

re: #156 Dangerman

No judge is gonna sign off on a search warrant for the home of a former POTUS because some FBI agent comes to him and says, “Well, Your Honor, we think he might be holding back some documents, but we don’t really know 100%, so we need to go take a look. You know, just in case.”

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:40:55am
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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:41:36am

The only way “they planted evidence” works is if they walked out *with* evidence

And since we know no one actually planted anything…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:42:19am

Shameless Page Promotion in the right-hand column:

Uncommon US Flags #2: Commissioning Pennant

This includes history of such pennants, and descriptions of other nation’s pennants.

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:43:43am

re: #158 lawhawk

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Good morning, Mr Trump. Chris Wray, amirite??

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jeffreyw  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:44:46am

pickled peppers

Good morning!

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Ming5000  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:44:53am

I love the idea of paranoid sweats….. more.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:45:46am

re: #149 Belafon

It’s really something to see “obviously the search has galvanized Trump’s voters for this fall” and “I don’t know, remains to be seen if anger about Roe stays motivating all the way to November” co-existing as nearly equally held views out there right now

That is also the take over at the BBC

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Jay C  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:46:13am

re: #162 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

You get those from Peter Piper?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:48:16am

re: #163 Ming5000

LOL if “Stark Ghettos” flipped on Trump, lordy, Donnie’s gonna have an aneurysm.

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:51:41am

re: #166 Dr Lizardo

LOL if “Stark Ghettos” flipped on Trump, lordy, Donnie’s gonna have an aneurysm.

Interesting that none of them are saying simply that he didn’t do anything wrong.
Its all excuses and deflection

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:52:01am

re: #166 Dr Lizardo

LOL if “Stark Ghettos” flipped on Trump, lordy, Donnie’s gonna have an aneurysm.

A person would have to be very stupid to be willing to go to prison for Trump. Like Devin Nunes stupid. I expect that Meadows is smarter than that.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:54:50am

re: #168 Crush White Nationalism

A person would have to be very stupid to be willing to go to prison for Trump. Like Devin Nunes stupid. I expect that Meadows is smarter than that.

And everybody knows you never go full Devin Nunes.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:58:17am

Where is the civil war going to take place?

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:59:07am

“disputes”
I’m dying

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:00:06am
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Jay C  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:04:25am

re: #170 Barefoot Grin

Where is the civil war going to take place?

Starting in cyberspace, most likely.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:09:27am

re: #153 Dangerman

Look for sharpie marks.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:09:40am

I know too many words.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:09:44am

re: #171 Dangerman

bbc.comre: #171 Dangerman

Nothing could confirm Trump’s guilt more than this statement this morning suggesting the FBI planted evidence. He got caught and he knows it. This is what guilty people say. Expect this to be the new GOP talking point gospel truth and justification for applying Second Amendment solutions to overthrow a tyrannical government.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:12:03am

re: #173 Jay C

Starting in cyberspace, most likely.

I can imagine roadblocks in rural Michigan*. But to what effect? Do they march on DC?

*I just now remembered that those ghouls who were trying to break into the Michigan statehouse were angry that they couldn’t go to get their hair done or visit gyms.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:12:10am
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Dizzy  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:12:20am

re: #162 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Peter? Peter Piper? Is that you?

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:13:00am
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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:13:39am

re: #177 Barefoot Grin

I can imagine roadblocks in rural Michigan*. But to what effect? Do they march on DC?

*I just now remembered that those ghouls who were trying to break into the Michigan statehouse were angry that they couldn’t go to get their hair done or visit gyms.

Good thing that the Canadian border is not anywhere near rural Michigan, just a straight shot across the Detroit River.

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:13:58am

re: #170 Barefoot Grin

Where is the civil war going to take place?

I hope its near restaurants. You know how I have to keep my blood sugar up.
Meal team six //

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darthstar  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:14:10am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:15:23am

Unfortunately, this article is paywalled - and in Czech - but the gist of it is: Viktor Orbán is now looking at a quickly escalating economic crisis back home.

Here’s the translation of the non-paywalled part:

The financial burden of the various reliefs and subsidies that the local government promised to the citizens as compensation for high prices is starting to collapse onto Hungary. Viktor Orbán’s cabinet must gradually begin to be more conciliatory towards the demands of Brussels and the financial markets.

At the end of July, the British newspaper Financial Times caused a stir in the Hungarian media when, in an economic analysis, it compared Hungary to a bankrupt Sri Lanka. The Hungarian economy still has a long way to go, but rapidly accelerating inflation, rising government debt, the collapse of the Hungarian forint and lack of interest in government bonds have been causing the government sleepless nights in recent weeks.

They are therefore trying to negotiate with Brussels the unblocking of fifteen billion euros from the pandemic recovery fund, which the EU froze due to concerns about corruption in state contracts and reservations about Hungary’s legal system. According to the Financial Times, Orbán should also promise a faster move away from Russian energy sources.

Bakery and dairy products are already 50 percent more expensive compared to last year, while in the Czech Republic, for example, they have “only” increased by 30 percent year-on-year.

idnes.cz

Looks like CPACs big Hungarian hero is in trouble back home. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving piece of shit.

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darthstar  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:16:08am

re: #172 Dr Lizardo

It’s almost like, after 8 years of Russian occupation, Ukraine decided to remind the Russians that they occupied a peninsula with limited access points.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:16:27am

re: #180 Dopamine Fish

A source close to Trump suggested last night to me that the burden of transparency rests with the DOJ to lay out its reasoning for the search warrant.

which is exactly what they did before the (GOP-appointed) judge who signed off on he warrant

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:16:35am

re: #180 Dopamine Fish

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~A source close to Trump suggested last night to me that the burden of transparency rests with the DOJ to lay out its reasoning for the search warrant.

In court maybe
Not on Twitter

If its a witch hunt, prove it.

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wrenchwench  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:16:48am

re: #113 HRH Stanley Sea

OK, this is amazing.

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Congrats!

Put a whiff on top and it resembles mine.

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jeffreyw  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:19:35am

re: #165 Jay C

You get those from Peter Piper?

Caught that skinny bastard in my patch and gave him to the cats to play with.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:19:59am

re: #182 Dangerman

I hope its near restaurants. You know how I have to keep my blood sugar up.
Meal team six //

A new kind of Waffle House alert.

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:20:49am

Trump apparently refused to answer questions posed by the NY AG’s office.

Yeah, that’s not the win for Trump he thinks, because civil suits have the ability to note the refusal to answer has negative connotations.

If he had nothing to hide, he’d have answered the questions.

That’s the reason refusing to answer is problematic. In a civil suit, the refusal to answer will be evidence.

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:22:11am

It gets worse - Trump took the 5th in the civil suit deposition.

Fucker is guilty and knows it.

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darthstar  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:24:43am

Two good questions:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:24:52am

Identify that quote:

“You see the mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?”

Hint: it rhymes with “Fondled the Rump”

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:25:14am

re: #192 lawhawk

It gets worse - Trump took the 5th in the civil suit deposition.

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Fucker is guilty and knows it.

I can’t wait for his reaction when he hears that invoking the 5th in a civil trial is allowed to be seen as admitting guilt.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:27:51am

re: #92 steve_davis

Ah yes. Now I understand what people were saying about the green screen. I’m on my iPhone 11 Pro and I see the tweet image for a bit but when I scroll to it on the screen it goes green. It’s a lovely green, if that helps.

I’m getting that on my laptop in Microsoft Edge, but not Firefox (LGF will not let me use Firefox to upload a page to the right-hand column).

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:29:08am

re: #193 darthstar

500 kg warhead.

en.wikipedia.org

There’s a shit ton of speculation out there that’s the particular missile that was used in the strike.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:29:44am

More on the green tweets. Find a tweet with an image and long press on it as if you’re going to save it. Then tap out of it to close. Poof. The image turns green.

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darthstar  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:29:44am

re: #192 lawhawk

It gets worse - Trump took the 5th in the civil suit deposition.

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Fucker is guilty and knows it.

They found nothing on me! I’m not a lawyer, but I believe that’s not something you’re supposed to say when taking the fifth…

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darthstar  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:32:10am

re: #197 Dr Lizardo

500 kg warhead.

en.wikipedia.org

There’s a shit ton of speculation out there that’s the particular missile that was used in the strike.

Oh…a thousand pound bomb makes a pretty loud boom indeed…No wonder it only took a few of those for just about every Russian citizen of conscriptable age got in their car and tried to get the hell off the peninsula.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:33:59am

re: #200 darthstar

Oh…a thousand pound bomb makes a pretty loud boom indeed…No wonder it only took a few of those for just about every Russian citizen of conscriptable age got in their car and tried to get the hell off the peninsula.

If it was indeed a Hrim-2, and the Ukrainians have more of those to spare, the Russians are gonna be in for some deeply unpleasant surprises.

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:34:35am

re: #199 darthstar

They found nothing on me! I’m not a lawyer, but I believe that’s not something you’re supposed to say when taking the fifth…

In a civil suit no less…

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darthstar  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:35:27am
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darthstar  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:36:23am

re: #202 lawhawk

In a civil suit no less…

That was going to be my next point.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:36:34am

re: #93 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

GOP could see some advantage out of Trump in jail. With him safely sidelined they could still appeal to his base as the party that would pardon and release him and seek justice for those who persecuted him, while not having to deal with an incompetent, unpredictable, narcissistic dolt as a party leader.

That’s a real tough one to call though.

Donald Trump brought out a whole lot of people who never voted before, because he was explicitly racists, Nazis, right-wing Chrisitians, and misogynists during his campaign. On top of that, most of those people despise establishment Republican politicians. Those people are the base of the Republican Party now. It’s going to be tough for the GOP to thread that needle and keep all those folks happy enough to come to the polls again, and Democratic voters and others see real danger in letting these folks run the country.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:37:02am

According to balloon-juice.com, Biden either is or has given remarks on the PACT act. See, he is talking.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:37:13am

re: #195 Belafon

I can’t wait for his reaction when he hears that invoking the 5th in a civil trial is allowed to be seen as admitting guilt.

He is counting on his supporters not being aware of that nuance. Nor of them remembering his past comments on how only mobsters and people with something to hide take the 5th.

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A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:38:26am

re: #129 GlutenFreeJesus

Depoliticizing doesn’t mean letting Republicans do crimes. But we know this. Who is the author of that garbage piece?

It’s another case of a whacked-out headline for a measured article. (I think, that tweet doesn’t seem to link to a specific article.) The gist of the piece to which it seems to refer is that MG was taking care to run the Justice Department in sober and nonpartisan fashion, then the FBI did this, and now the entire right wing is descending on him.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:39:45am

re: #207 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He is counting on his supporters not being aware of that nuance. Nor of them remembering his past comments on how only mobsters and people with something to hide take the 5th.

And if Trump gets his ass handed to him as a result of this suit, he can hustle the rubes to make up the money he loses and then whine endlessly about “how unfair” everyone is to him - and by extension, those who support him.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:42:18am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:44:47am

re: #210 The Pie Overlord!

Trumpites lie like everyone else breathes. There’s no reason whatsover to take anything they say at face value.

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:45:40am
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A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:48:41am

re: #162 jeffreyw

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Western good morning!

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garzooma  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:49:57am

re: #120 lawhawk

So, to sum up yesterday:

The GOP is intent on defunding law enforcement because …a GOP approved judge signed off on the FBI warrant, …

Would this be a judge that Trump got to pick because McConnell had prevented Obama from doing appointments?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:50:25am
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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:51:49am

re: #205 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That’s a real tough one to call though.

Donald Trump brought out a whole lot of people who never voted before, because he was explicitly racists, Nazis, right-wing Chrisitians, and misogynists during his campaign. On top of that, most of those people despise establishment Republican politicians. Those people are the base of the Republican Party now. It’s going to be tough for the GOP to thread that needle and keep all those folks happy enough to come to the polls again, and Democratic voters and others see real danger in letting these folks run the country.

there is a swath of ‘law and order’ R’s.
if TFG gets nailed for something big, they may not tolerate it.
what’s left of ‘the base’ may not be enough.

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:52:40am

re: #207 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He is counting on his supporters not being aware of that nuance. Nor of them remembering his past comments on how only mobsters and people with something to hide take the 5th.

wrong audience - none of them will be involved with this case

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sagehen  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:53:34am

re: #162 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Is that a peck, picked by Peter Piper?

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sizzzzlerz  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:54:39am

Do. Or do not. There is no try.

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:55:42am

re: #217 Dangerman

wrong audience - none of them will be involved with this case

His taking the 5th in a civil case is ready made for attack ads against Trump and Trump aligned fascists. All of them are covering up crimes, and they all know it.

Taking the 5th in a civil case is treated as an inference of wrongdoing.

And oh yeah, he’s on record saying that you don’t take the 5th if you’re innocent. Here is Trump taking the 5th in a civil case because he knows he’s engaged in so many crimes that he can’t be sure that answering truthfully in a civil case wont expose him to still more criminal prosecutions.

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darthstar  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:58:41am

Time to walk the dogs. Trump taking the fifth won’t protect him from the classified docs thing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:01:03am

re: #217 Dangerman

wrong audience - none of them will be involved with this case

He only knows how to play to his base, that is his comfort zone and balsam to his withered, necrotic soul

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:03:12am

re: #220 lawhawk

His taking the 5th in a civil case is ready made for attack ads against Trump and Trump aligned fascists. All of them are covering up crimes, and they all know it.

Taking the 5th in a civil case is treated as an inference of wrongdoing.

And oh yeah, he’s on record saying that you don’t take the 5th if you’re innocent. Here is Trump taking the 5th in a civil case because he knows he’s engaged in so many crimes that he can’t be sure that answering truthfully in a civil case wont expose him to still more criminal prosecutions.

politically, absolutely - 100%

i meant convincing the base wont help his case at all

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:06:02am

this guy

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:06:09am

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) suggested on Fox & Friends that the FBI may have planted evidence in boxes they seized from Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago.

it’s amazing, ok not so amazing, that they say this stuff with zero evidence.
it’s not even speculation.
they just spout shit

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A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:06:20am

re: #188 wrenchwench

Congrats!

Put a whiff on top and it resembles mine.

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That’s exactly what mine looks like today.

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:06:44am

re: #224 Backwoods_Sleuth

seven seconds.
impressive.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:08:01am

“DOJ pressed for answers” rather than “DJT pressed for accountability” is the key takeaway here

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:09:47am
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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:10:52am
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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:13:33am
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BlueSpotinAL  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:14:53am

On the one hand, Trump taking the fifth in a civil trial allows imputation of guilt, on the other hand the people in court get to hear less of his nasally, grating talk. Win-win!

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:15:10am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:16:01am
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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:17:11am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:17:34am

re: #234 Backwoods_Sleuth

“The horror. The horror…”

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:18:01am

re: #232 BlueSpotinAL

On the one hand, Trump taking the fifth in a civil trial allows imputation of guilt, on the other hand the people in court get to hear less of his nasally, grating talk. Win-win!

I’ve had to skip forward in any news or comedy covering Trump when they include him speaking for quite a while now.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:19:27am

re: #191 lawhawk

In that article

The search was related to a investigation into whether laws were broken when boxes of White House records — which included some documents marked as classified — ended up at Mar-a-Lago instead of the National Archives, NBC News and other outlets reported.

I really fucking hate passive voice. The boxes didn’t magically get to MAL, they were taken there quite intentionally. /grammer police

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BigPapa  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:20:13am

I don’t know if this has been posted but this so sweet savory and spicy.
Why the Trump search warrant is nothing like Hillary’s emails
The president has decried the FBI’s search of his home. But legal experts say the agency is likely on firm ground. They note Trump could clear a lot of the mystery up himself.

In the absence of more detailed information about the investigation, it’s unclear what potential crimes DOJ is probing. Notably, Trump — after a fierce campaign against Clinton in which he called for her to be jailed for her handling of classified material — signed a law in 2018 that stiffened the penalty for the unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents from one year to five years, turning it into a felony offense.

That was the same statute that just three years earlier Petraeus pleaded guilty to in order to avoid a felony conviction.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:22:01am

In Trump’s own words, he admitted to being a criminal, because innocent people don’t plead the Fifth.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:22:38am

re: #239 BigPapa

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No Malarkey!  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:24:27am

re: #238 Colère Tueur de Lapin

In that article

I really fucking hate passive voice. The boxes didn’t magically get to MAL, they were taken there quits intentionally. /grammer police

Mistakes were made, laws were broken, boxes were taken.

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BigPapa  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:25:00am

re: #241 GlutenFreeJesus

(falls to ground laughing uncontrollably emoji)

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:31:13am

Psycho hospital worker.

On the afternoon of July 18, officers with Secaucus Police Department arrived at Hudson Regional Hospital, less than five miles west of Manhattan, after authorities received a phone call that a bomb was in the hospital.

When officers swept the hospital, bomb-detecting dogs “gave a positive indication” on a closet in an office, police said in a news release. Police entered the closet and found “a large cache of rifles, shotguns and handguns, along with assorted ammunition for the firearms.”

Hospital employee arrested after 39 guns, including assault rifle, found in office closet (USA Today via MSN)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:31:29am
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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:34:36am

re: #239 BigPapa

I don’t know if this has been posted but this so sweet savory and spicy.
Why the Trump search warrant is nothing like Hillary’s emails
The president has decried the FBI’s search of his home. But legal experts say the agency is likely on firm ground. They note Trump could clear a lot of the mystery up himself.

if hillary’s emails was so egregious, TFG’s admin had 4 years to ‘lock her up’

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A Cranky One  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:34:44am

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:34:47am

re: #214 garzooma

Would this be a judge that Trump got to pick because McConnell had prevented Obama from doing appointments?

Magistrate judge - appointed by federal judges

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:36:12am

re: #242 No Malarkey!

Mistakes were made, laws were broken, boxes were taken.

militias were (well) regulated

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:37:15am

re: #220 lawhawk

And oh yeah, he’s on record saying that you don’t take the 5th if you’re innocent. Here is Trump taking the 5th in a civil case because he knows he’s engaged in so many crimes that he can’t be sure that answering truthfully in a civil case wont expose him to still more criminal prosecutions.

He did make an attempt at explaining that he now understood why you had to plead the 5th, because he is, of course, innocent

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:37:44am

re: #248 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Magistrate judge - appointed by federal judges

yeah but who appointed them??
the deep state is….deep

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BigPapa  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:37:49am

re: #244 Crush White Nationalism

There is a pollyanna silver lining to the crazy ammosexuals. Many of the most deranged have a massive amount of guns. But you can only shoot one at a time. This is why I don’t think they would succeed in a Civil War. It wouldn’t last long.

How dangerous is a dude with 20 guns against 20 other dudes with guns?

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:40:07am

re: #252 BigPapa

There is a pollyanna silver lining to the crazy ammosexuals. Many of the most deranged have a massive amount of guns. But you can only shoot one at a time. This is why I don’t think they would succeed in a Civil War. It wouldn’t last long.

How dangerous is a dude with 20 guns against 20 other dudes with guns?

if it’s in a school in texas….// (1/2)

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BigPapa  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:41:50am

re: #253 Dangerman

Oh hey now whoah

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:42:55am

re: #174 GlutenFreeJesus

Look for sharpie marks.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:43:31am

re: #242 No Malarkey!

Mistakes were made, laws were broken, boxes were taken.

Yeah, that. Grrrrr.

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:44:03am

(presumably)
it would be irresponsible not to wonder

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Axolotl  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:46:17am

I’m on favor of this search of Mar-A-Lago. Hopefully it will result in serious charges and prison time.

Of course that statement would only be true if Trump continue to receive due process.

I’m concerned that when and if Republicans get in power they might start arresting Democrats. I don’t think they will be as concerned about due process.

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BigPapa  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:46:29am
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jeffreyw  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:46:35am

re: #218 sagehen

Is that a peck, picked by Peter Piper?

Yes, for certain definitions of peck, and Peter.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:47:27am

re: #251 Dangerman

yeah but who appointed them??
the deep state is….deep

Turtles all the way down.

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:47:34am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:48:14am

re: #257 Dangerman

The only thing planted at a Trump property was Ivana.

it would be irresponsible not to wonder

It is my entirely unfounded theory that Trump has hidden particularly classified hot stuff beneath her coffin, knowing full well that no judge would sign off on an exhumation request, and whenever they need access (in order to sell the documents to the Russians/Saudis/North Koreans, etc…), they just have to go perform “maintenance” on her gravesite.

There are no facts at all to corroborate this claim but again, it would be irresponsible not to speculate.

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:48:26am

re: #257 Dangerman

(presumably)
it would be irresponsible not to wonder

Related:

When former President Donald Trump’s ex-wife, Ivana Trump, was buried at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, theories surfaced that the grave’s location could result in tax exemptions. Berkowitz Pollack Brant’s Luke Lucas shares why the golf club doesn’t qualify as a cemetery company and thus is not eligible for those tax breaks.

No, Trump Can’t Take Tax Breaks for Where His Ex-Wife Was Buried (BloombergTax)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:48:59am

re: #261 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Turtles all the way down.

So, Mitch McConnell and his goons then?

/

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:49:55am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:50:03am

re: #264 Crush White Nationalism

Related:

No, Trump Can’t Take Tax Breaks for Where His Ex-Wife Was Buried (BloombergTax)

This just enhances the claim that he is using her coffin to hide sensitive materials he still needs access to but cannot risk being searched.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:53:29am
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Belafon  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:55:48am

re: #258 Axolotl

I’m on favor of this search of Mar-A-Lago. Hopefully it will result in serious charges and prison time.

Of course that statement would only be true if Trump continue to receive due process.

I’m concerned that when and if Republicans get in power they might start arresting Democrats. I don’t think they will be as concerned about due process.

Kind of falls into how to treat a country with nukes. And the answer is, do what you need to do anyway.

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:59:18am

re: #263 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is my entirely unfounded theory that Trump has hidden particularly classified hot stuff beneath her coffin, knowing full well that no judge would sign off on an exhumation request, and whenever they need access (in order to sell the documents to the Russians/Saudis/North Koreans, etc…), they just have to go perform “maintenance” on her gravesite.

There are no facts at all to corroborate this claim but again, it would be irresponsible not to speculate.

unfortunately, not beyond possible for this crew

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:59:45am

re: #195 Belafon

I can’t wait for his reaction when he hears that invoking the 5th in a civil trial is allowed to be seen as admitting guilt.

Far less damaging than telling the truth or committing perjury. My guess is his attorney ordered him not to testify, knowing that every word out of his mouth would be a lie, or “I don’t recall”.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:01:09am

re: #225 Dangerman

it’s amazing, ok not so amazing, that they say this stuff with zero evidence.
it’s not even speculation.
they just spout shit

[Embedded content]

Translation, conspiraliar to English: “The FBI found something incriminating and I am implicated.”

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:04:05am

re: #268 No Malarkey!

Look at him lumbering around like nobody ever taught him how to walk, blocking the Queen of England like a common colonist.

Youtube Video

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:04:37am

re: #263 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is my entirely unfounded theory that Trump has hidden particularly classified hot stuff beneath her coffin, knowing full well that no judge would sign off on an exhumation request, and whenever they need access (in order to sell the documents to the Russians/Saudis/North Koreans, etc…), they just have to go perform “maintenance” on her gravesite.

There are no facts at all to corroborate this claim but again, it would be irresponsible not to speculate.

Maybe Ivana isn’t in the coffin at all. She is in cold storage somewhere and the box is filled with classified papers and incriminating documents. I mean who wants to go rummaging around a decaying stiff every time they need an old GRU receipt or something?

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:06:39am
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Mike Lamb  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:07:22am

re: #212 lawhawk

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Now have him do stairs. Or the times when Shitgibbon didn’t know which way to walk. Or when his dentures were falling out.

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nines09  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:08:10am

Only hire the best

reddit.com

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Mike Lamb  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:09:08am

re: #224 Backwoods_Sleuth

this guy

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Pretty sweet separation of powers there.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:11:29am

re: #275 lawhawk

“Until Monday, I thought the election would turn on all the stuff that Biden has failed at. But now, I think it will turn on something Biden has failed at.”

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:13:53am

re: #275 lawhawk

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:17:48am
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(((Archangel1)))  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:18:48am

re: #280 Crush White Nationalism

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With all the crapola TFG gets into on a regular basis, most of voters will forget this recent outrage by the end of the month, excluding the extreme ones who are so far gone that nothing will wake them up.
In stark contrast, all the women the GOP are trying to enslave in red states in particular and across the nation in general will be dealing with the same terrible shit on a day to day basis, all the way to November.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:21:34am

re: #282 (((Archangel1)))

Bingo. I think abortion will be a central issue in November.

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:22:14am

re: #275 lawhawk

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your people are angry because inflation is coming down, crime is also actually down, they know ‘afghanistan’ isnt going to sell and the open border is a myth.

they’re mad cause they got nothing left to run on except ‘we’ll investigate all the democrats’. that’s not enough.

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gocart mozart  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:24:09am

This tweet kind of blew up. Close to 2400 likes so far.

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:25:17am

listen to these people! they know.

YouTube

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(((Archangel1)))  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:25:40am
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Mike Lamb  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:25:52am

re: #284 Dangerman

your people are angry because inflation is coming down, crime is also actually down, they know ‘afghanistan’ isnt going to sell and the open border is a myth.

they’re mad cause they got nothing left to run on except ‘we’ll investigate all the democrats’. that’s not enough.

I find it hilarious that he lists “collapse of public education” given that, to the extent it’s true, it is 100% engineered by Republicans.

Then again, that’s the Republican MO: turn the “gov’t is the root of the problems” BS into a self-fulfilling prophecy by removing all resources that would allow gov’t to function.

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:26:01am
“The raid on Mar-a-Lago was based largely on information from an FBI confidential human source, one who was able to identify what classified documents former President Trump was still hiding and even the location of those documents,” Newsweek reports.

didnt take long

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:26:01am
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Belafon  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:28:04am
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A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:29:06am

re: #252 BigPapa

There is a pollyanna silver lining to the crazy ammosexuals. Many of the most deranged have a massive amount of guns. But you can only shoot one at a time. This is why I don’t think they would succeed in a Civil War. It wouldn’t last long.

How dangerous is a dude with 20 guns against 20 other dudes with guns?

Especially if he has no understanding of proper maintemance.

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Mike Lamb  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:29:31am

re: #290 Belafon

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Dipshits are acting like they cuffed him for jaywalking rather than investigating a felony offense.

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:29:36am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:31:50am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:32:19am
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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:34:13am

the bulwark

“Two years ago, in congressional and state elections, Republican candidates accused Democrats of supporting proposals to ‘defund’ or ‘abolish’ police. Actually, although anti-police slogans were widespread on social media and among protesters, very few Democratic officeholders supported these ideas. But Republicans didn’t let those facts get in the way. They smeared the whole Democratic party as an agent of crime and chaos.”

“Monday’s FBI search of Mar-a-Lago—reportedly in pursuit of classified documents that former President Donald Trump may have illegally kept when he left office—has turned this issue upside down. Now that law enforcement has targeted Trump, conservatives are denouncing the FBI. Some want to defund the bureau; others are demanding its complete abolition.”

They were for law enforcement until it was against them
so they went from BacktheBlue to DefundtheFBI on a dime.

it’s total cult behavior.
TFG changes his mind on something.
Instantly, they all change their mind in exactly the same way

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retired cynic  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:36:39am

YUM!

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:37:12am

re: #293 Mike Lamb

Dipshits are acting like they cuffed him for jaywalking rather than investigating a felony offense.

you know who has no actual idea what’s going on?
everybody who’s spouting about it publicly

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:37:56am
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A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:38:11am

re: #285 gocart mozart

This tweet kind of blew up. Close to 2400 likes so far.

The fact that he has SS protection 24/7 means the FBI or whoever can keep him under surveillance by merely sending their agents out on bodyguard duty.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:39:06am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:39:10am

re: #274 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Maybe Ivana isn’t in the coffin at all. She is in cold storage somewhere and the box is filled with classified papers and incriminating documents. I mean who wants to go rummaging around a decaying stiff every time they need an old GRU receipt or something?

It occurred to me that the documents they want to keep well hidden and safe from search could simply be concealed in her gravestone, which will need regular “maintenance”

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:40:12am

re: #298 retired cynic

YUM!

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the video is exactly 1 minute
if i could do it that fast…

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retired cynic  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:40:31am

re: #298 retired cynic

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No Malarkey!  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:42:52am

MAGA criminals:

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William Lewis  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:43:13am

re: #292 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

Especially if he has no understanding of proper maintemance.

And the AR-15 they so love is deeply in need of regular thorough maintenance. Without it and wee bit of sand or carbon and they turn into jam-o-matics.

This is only one of the reasons I have an AK rather than an AR.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:43:44am

re: #289 Dangerman

didnt take long

Watch Trumpworld’s paranoia rocket into the stratosphere. They’re gonna go looking for a rat in the inner circle.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:44:20am

he is such an embarrassment

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:44:48am
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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:44:53am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:46:57am

excellent reason for me to stay in the holler today:

fvgPH9T91yetabsu7ZuOToUG7jVoH0XPXk0PHqwA7VtxmpxRk0Dv3IalQg8fUxkw1ti4iJGjWD0uJTLXZd9R3fRoxEdlyHRRcTK4r1UhV7M0vnExKf6v/ViYIzbE1JR7v/DYIvthWl4=

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garzooma  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:47:45am

re: #297 Dangerman

the bulwark

They were for law enforcement until it was against them

They’re only against American law enforcement. They’re totally for the KGB stealing DNC documents.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:48:25am

re: #311 Dangerman

Give me a date, Shane. If God hasn’t punished him by that date, then God was ok with it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:48:32am

flailing…

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:50:01am

re: #312 Backwoods_Sleuth

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:52:50am
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Eventual Carrion  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:53:00am

re: #184 Dr Lizardo

Unfortunately, this article is paywalled - and in Czech - but the gist of it is: Viktor Orbán is now looking at a quickly escalating economic crisis back home.

Here’s the translation of the non-paywalled part:

idnes.cz

Looks like CPACs big Hungarian hero is in trouble back home. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving piece of shit.

Maybe he can get Chuck Norris to help

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:53:35am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:56:17am
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Eventual Carrion  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:56:49am

re: #192 lawhawk

It gets worse - Trump took the 5th in the civil suit deposition.

Fucker is guilty and knows it.

Youtube Video

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:57:18am

Backward baseball cap guy at a company my company is working with isn’t wearing the cap in this week’s meeting. I don’t know if he was talked to about it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:57:28am
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dat_said  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:58:12am
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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:58:57am

re: #323 Backwoods_Sleuth

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YouTube

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:00:19am
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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:00:24am

re: #324 dat_said

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today’s electoral-vote.com

In any event, the bottom line is that Trump is in some sort of very deep legal trouble. There is enough information already available to know that—and, again, he is not sharing the documents that might clarify things. By hitching their wagon to him, the GOP might instantly lose law and order Republicans for whom this is a bridge too far. And if it comes out that he’s going to be popped for something really serious—selling documents to the Russians, fomenting insurrection, conspiracy, etc.—then the GOP could be left holding a very big, very stinky bag

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:01:43am

re: #327 Dangerman

then the GOP could be left holding a very big, very stinky bag

That they’ve been smooching since 2016.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:07:59am
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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:08:28am
Just days after Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav gushed about DC’s The Flash, the film’s lead star, Ezra Miller, was arrested in Vermont and charged with felony burglary. The news comes after a slew of other disturbing allegations arose against the actor, which Warner Bros. Discovery has failed to publicly address. Miller, best known for starring as the Flash in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) and as Creedence in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, has been accused of harassment, assault, disorderly conduct, and even child grooming.

Ezra Miller Arrested, Charged With Burglary (The Mary Sue)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:08:59am
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Greup  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:09:14am

re: #282 (((Archangel1)))

Yes abortion will be central in November. By that time the first wave of articles and TV-news regarding female suicides due to pregnancies, females dying because of complications from pregnancies, females dying while trying to get help out of state, females dead or permanently infertile because of botched back alley abortions, females thrown out of families, females incarcerated for abortions etc will have hit the voters. These things have not started yet. They will soon.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:10:09am
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jaunte  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:10:38am
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jaunte  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:11:43am

re: #333 Backwoods_Sleuth

Shelling from the t-shirt cannons kept us in the dugouts all morning.

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:11:47am

re: #334 jaunte

Abbott doesn’t want any of that insidious “green energy” coming into his pure, clean, coal-rolling by-God Texas.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:12:39am

re: #336 Dopamine Fish
Talk about a big stinky bag of corruption.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:13:21am

re: #330 Crush White Nationalism

Ezra Miller Arrested, Charged With Burglary (The Mary Sue)

There’s something seriously wrong with that guy.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:13:59am

re: #334 jaunte

Imagine the horror if Texans heard from another Texan who said California as doing things correctly.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:15:09am
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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:15:28am

re: #338 Dr Lizardo

There’s something seriously wrong with that guy.

Yep, and DC has to deal with the fan reaction of releasing The Flash, led by this crazy asshole, when they killed Batgirl led by a sane Latina.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:15:36am

re: #339 Belafon

I think he’s trying to cover up the full extent of high level thievery, so he’s not going to approve anyone he thinks he can’t control.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:16:24am

re: #337 jaunte

Talk about a big stinky bag of corruption.

A flaming bag of dog shit. With MAGA written on one side, and WWG1WGA on the other.

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dat_said  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:16:29am

re: #339 Belafon

Imagine the horror if Texans heard from another Texan who said California as doing things correctly.

He might impose safety and reliability regulations and we all know how regulations are bad for business and ‘Mericans.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:19:02am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:19:22am
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jaunte  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:20:21am
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Dopamine Fish  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:23:58am

re: #347 jaunte

Extremely hot dumpster-fire take here: I think they’ve actually done that math. I think the problem with jumping ship to someone like DeathSantis - someone who isn’t a proven criminal - is that right now, the Trump name is the only thing that is getting their rabid loyalists out of bed in the morning. If they drop Trump now, they lose any hope of ever regaining power in this century; they will lose everything they have fought for the last 70 years to gain. They are swimming back toward the sinking ship (I loved that illustration from upthread, btw) because, while they might privately hate him, and they definitely are terrified that he is guilty of some or all of what the Democrats and the DOJ have been pointing to, they are beholden to power and nothing else - and right now, all roads to power lead through the name recognition of Donald J. Trump.

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:24:28am

re: #347 jaunte

They’re counting on election fraud - stealing this and every election to come by refusal to accept any outcome where GOPers don’t win to carry the day.

They are full fascists and will cover up crimes by Trump with still more crimes.

Democracy isn’t dying in darkness - it’s dying in the open and WaPo thinks that this is because the DOJ applied the rule of law to Trump in executing a search warrant that passed probable cause hearing with a federal judge.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:25:06am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:26:54am

re: #347 jaunte

The problem is if they don’t double down, they risk the loyalty of their crazy MAGA base.

And they need those insane motherfuckers to get re-elected.

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:28:11am

re: #351 Eclectic Cyborg

The problem is if they don’t double down, they risk the loyalty of their crazy MAGA base.

And they need those insane motherfuckers to get re-elected.

Getting re-elected is just the wrong thing to do for people like them. People who utterly suck should remove themselves from public life.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:28:54am

re: #347 jaunte

[GOP Congresscritter]: “I demand that the FBI and AG Garland disclose exactly what they’re investigating Trump for! This is nothing but a politically-motivated witch hunt to smear a former President who’s still enormously popular!!”

[The following afternoon, at a presser] [AG Garland]: “It came to our attention that former President Donald Trump was selling access to top secret classified military intelligence from his Presidential Daily Briefings, which he illegally retained, to known agents of the Russian foreign intelligence services. We have determined that he was paid approximately $500,000 for this information. We have the evidence which proves, conclusively and beyond any shadow of a doubt, that Mr. Trump did what he is accused of.”

[GOP Congresscritter]: “Well….shit.”

Scene

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dat_said  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:30:55am

re: #353 Dr Lizardo

[GOP Congresscritter]: “I demand that the FBI and AG Garland disclose exactly what they’re investigating Trump for! This is nothing but a politically-motivated witch hunt to smear a former President who’s still enormously popular!!”

[The following afternoon, at a presser] [AG Garland]: “It came to our attention that former President Donald Trump was selling access to top secret classified military intelligence from his Presidential Daily Briefings, which he illegally retained, to known agents of the Russian foreign intelligence services. We have determined that he was paid approximately $500,000 for this information. We have the evidence which proves, conclusively and beyond any shadow of a doubt, that Mr. Trump did what he is accused of.”

[GOP Congresscritter]: “Well….shit.”

Scene

no -

[GOP Congresscritter]: “Deep fake”; “Deep state”

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:31:59am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:33:28am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:34:14am

re: #354 dat_said

no -

[GOP Congresscritter]: “Deep fake”; “Deep state”

That’ll only be the real hardcore nuts like Boebert, Jordan, Hawley, Gaetz and Greene. If that evidence were presented to your average GOP representative, I think the party would try to put as much daylight between themselves and Trump as humanly possible.

And yeah, the GOP would be utterly fucked for the next few election cycles. They’ve hitched their wagon to Trump and if he goes over the cliff, they’re all going down with him.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:36:49am

re: #275 lawhawk

MAL getting searched via a legitimate warrant and Trump taking the 5th is not going to, in my opinion, sway any Democrats to vote GOP/Trump. Or sway any independents that way either.

The braying hyenas who are screaming, shouting, and tossing hate rhetoric to the rabid base were not going to vote for Biden or any Democrat before these events. So the media handwringing about how all this is “Bad For Biden” are simply tossing out more BS.

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:38:26am

re: #348 Dopamine Fish

Extremely hot dumpster-fire take here: I think they’ve actually done that math. I think the problem with jumping ship to someone like DeathSantis - someone who isn’t a proven criminal - is that right now, the Trump name is the only thing that is getting their rabid loyalists out of bed in the morning. If they drop Trump now, they lose any hope of ever regaining power in this century; they will lose everything they have fought for the last 70 years to gain. They are swimming back toward the sinking ship (I loved that illustration from upthread, btw) because, while they might privately hate him, and they definitely are terrified that he is guilty of some or all of what the Democrats and the DOJ have been pointing to, they are beholden to power and nothing else - and right now, all roads to power lead through the name recognition of Donald J. Trump.

All of that and…if they drop tfg, he will be pissed.
He is guaranteed to make things worse/miserable for them

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:42:41am

re: #354 dat_said

no -

[GOP Congresscritter]: “Deep fake”; “Deep state”

Then would be the inevitable explanations of why it was ok for him to do it

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:48:18am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:49:10am

re: #353 Dr Lizardo

[GOP Congresscritter]: “I demand that the FBI and AG Garland disclose exactly what they’re investigating Trump for! This is nothing but a politically-motivated witch hunt to smear a former President who’s still enormously popular!!”

[The following afternoon, at a presser] [AG Garland]: “It came to our attention that former President Donald Trump was selling access to top secret classified military intelligence from his Presidential Daily Briefings, which he illegally retained, to known agents of the Russian foreign intelligence services. We have determined that he was paid approximately $500,000 for this information. We have the evidence which proves, conclusively and beyond any shadow of a doubt, that Mr. Trump did what he is accused of.”

[GOP Congresscritter]: “Well….shit.”

Scene

Though I expect GOP Congresscritter to exclaim: “It must have been planted!”

And the media to give that as much or more credit than whatever Garland and the DOJ have on the whole scandal.

A lot of these people are too far gone to admit making an error of that degree. To much ego and career expectations tied up in it.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:52:17am

re: #351 Eclectic Cyborg

The problem is if they don’t double down, they risk the loyalty of their crazy MAGA base.

And they need those insane motherfuckers to get re-elected.

Too bad that most of the House GOP walks in lockstep with Trump. I am still astounded that Massie voted to certify Biden since he is as crazy as Boebert or MTG.

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William Lewis  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:53:50am

re: #362 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Really the nation’s best hope is a massive instantly fatal coronary at one of his rallys.

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:54:35am

re: #363 Hecuba’s daughter

Too bad that most of the House GOP walks in lockstep with Trump. I am still astounded that Massie voted to certify Biden since he is as crazy as Boebert or MTG.

Somewhere in Kentucky there’s a foul pond full of curly-haired brainslugs that are taking over politicians and making them insane.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:55:04am

re: #353 Dr Lizardo

[GOP Congresscritter]: “I demand that the FBI and AG Garland disclose exactly what they’re investigating Trump for! This is nothing but a politically-motivated witch hunt to smear a former President who’s still enormously popular!!”

[The following afternoon, at a presser] [AG Garland]: “It came to our attention that former President Donald Trump was selling access to top secret classified military intelligence from his Presidential Daily Briefings, which he illegally retained, to known agents of the Russian foreign intelligence services. We have determined that he was paid approximately $500,000 for this information. We have the evidence which proves, conclusively and beyond any shadow of a doubt, that Mr. Trump did what he is accused of.”

[GOP Congresscritter]: “Well….shit.”

Scene

Nope. “Russia is our friend and we should have been providing them that information all along. Ukraine is run by Nazis and it is criminal that we are spending good American money helping them in their treasonous battle against Trump’s BFF Putin”

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:56:11am

re: #362 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

The GOP bought their First Class tickets on the Trumptanic, and goddammit, they’re going down with the ship. And no one is gonna talk them out of it, either.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:56:37am

re: #357 Dr Lizardo

That’ll only be the real hardcore nuts like Boebert, Jordan, Hawley, Gaetz and Greene. If that evidence were presented to your average GOP representative, I think the party would try to put as much daylight between themselves and Trump as humanly possible.

And yeah, the GOP would be utterly fucked for the next few election cycles. They’ve hitched their wagon to Trump and if he goes over the cliff, they’re all going down with him.

Americans have the memory of a gnat. Maybe it would help in one election cycle but that’s about it.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:56:55am
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Teukka  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:58:39am

File under “How to get a Secret Service and/or FBI visit with one social media status post”.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:59:03am

re: #366 Hecuba’s daughter

Nope. “Russia is our friend and we should have been providing them that information all along. Ukraine is run by Nazis and it is criminal that we are spending good American money helping them in their treasonous battle against Trump’s BFF Putin”

The majority of Republicans are against Russia and have sided with the Biden administration on at least that particular aspect of his foreign policy. There’s still quite a few old Cold Warriors in the GOP and they see this as a golden opportunity to utterly hobble a major geopolitical rival for decades to come (and on that at least, I fully agree).

It’s only the hardcore MAGAts that are pro-Russia.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:00:08am

re: #326 jaunte

Reagan did use “I don’t recall” many times. But knowing his probable mental state at that time I can say he probably wasn’t lying.

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Mike Lamb  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:00:47am

re: #291 Belafon

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So Pierce says that it isn’t helpful for the media to declare the raid “unprecedented.” But let’s be clear: it is unprecedented. The problem is the media is framing according to the GOP’s talking points—i.e. that it is politically unprecedented. It implies the raid was illegitimate. They aren’t even considering, for the most part, the unprecedented nature of Trump’s crime.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:01:34am

re: #372 Eventual Carrion

Reagan did use “I don’t recall” many times. But knowing his probable mental state at that time I can say he probably wasn’t lying.

Wasn’t it noted that during one of the debates with Mondale, it seemed like Reagan looked seriously confused, like a real “WTF am I doing here?” sort of moment, but then his actor training kicked in and he recovered pretty quick?

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aatharuv  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:02:35am

re: #370 Teukka

File under “How to get a Secret Service and/or FBI visit with one social media status post”.

Isn’t threatening to murder government officials a court-martiable offense?

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:02:52am

re: #364 William Lewis

Really the nation’s best hope is a massive instantly fatal coronary at one of his rallys.

I think that when he dies there will be three things:
1. Immediate large (and unfortunately fairly long-lasting) spate of conspiracy theories about who/how he was assassinated. And at least a core of the nut right will rally around this as their martyr or saint of Fascist Racism.

2. Attempts by various jackass conservative politicians (especially Ted Cruz) to claim the crown as leader of the nut right. I expect this will fail since all of them are politicians first and this fact will be held against them. Some splintering of the nut right over this and I don’t think any of them succeed at gaining the same level of loyalty. All of Trump’s children horribly fail here as well, and probably end up bogged in suits and criminal investigations for a few decades.

3. The knives come out about what Trump has done in the past 30+ years. Partly as part of #2 since the various factions try to tear each other down, the various NDAs no longer apply, and many rush to publish their books and tell-alls while the subject can still be considered newsworthy in some circles.

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Mike Lamb  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:03:11am

re: #309 Backwoods_Sleuth

he is such an embarrassment

[Embedded content]

Well, considering it was a public raid to carry out a search warrant, the Deep State ain’t so Deep.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:04:29am

re: #334 jaunte

Alaska is the largest state in the US.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:05:03am

re: #378 Eventual Carrion

Alaska is the largest state in the US.

It’s talking about population.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:05:25am

re: #378 Eventual Carrion

I think he was talking about population.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:05:30am

re: #372 Eventual Carrion

Reagan did use “I don’t recall” many times. But knowing his probable mental state at that time I can say he probably wasn’t lying.

Does “I don’t recall” work when there are public statements at rallies and such recently with him saying “I recall…” followed by some stream of BS?

Sort of like showing the jury a tape of what Alex Jones was saying that morning as compared to what he’d just testified about.

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BeenHereAwhile  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:06:29am

re: #106 Barefoot Grin

Chuck C. Johnson mentees?

ill Sommer@willsommer

Conservative operative James O’Keefe hosted a raucous party for young Republicans where guests pooped on the floor, according to an ex-employee.

Her new lawsuit paints O’Keefe’s Project Veritas as rife with sexual harassment and workday drug use.

A coven of Kavanaughs.

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gocart mozart  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:08:44am

re: #338 Dr Lizardo
He has additional problems, but only an alcoholic would do something like this.

According to the police report, Vermont State Police were notified of a burglary complaint from a residence in Stamford at 5:55 p.m. on May 1. Police found that several bottles of alcohol were taken from the residence while the homeowners were not present. After collecting statements and looking at surveillance videos, police found probable cause to charge Miller with felony burglary into an unoccupied dwelling.

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John Hughes  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:22:52am

re: #307 William Lewis

This is only one of the reasons I have an AK rather than an AR.

Kalashnikov, the arm of choice for lazy buggers everywhere.


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