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Old 02-11-2020, 11:44 PM
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All four federal prosecutors quit the Roger Stone case after DOJ overrules them on sentencing request: https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/11/polit...ent/index.html
I'm surprised because this was right after Trump publicly said "This is a horrible and very unfair situation. The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice!"

My surprise is that it looks like Trump actually followed through on a promise he made.
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Old 02-11-2020, 11:57 PM
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If it involves undermining the rule of law and corroding constitutional norms, those are promises he can pretty much be depended on to keep.
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:38 AM
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The future of the Republican Party depends on people like you. They need to have party members who are willing to tell them the party needs to stand for some principle greater than just staying in power.
I was not registered in the Republican party until spring of 2018 hoping to be something of a counter to the wingnut branch. I was registered Libertarian before that.

To be perfectly honest, while the email is 100% true, there is a spin on it: I've never voted for any Republican Presidential candidate, either.* I have voted D and the occasional R down ticket -- certainly to get rid of Joe Arpaio but not for President.

*My first Presidential election I could vote was 1972. I was registered in Virginia, one of the two states John Hospers was on the ballot.

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Old 02-12-2020, 10:26 AM
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The addle-brained, Bizarro-world prezident is fine with pardoning war criminals. But testify against him? Firing ain't good enough! Military discipline is the answer!
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:28 AM
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Sodomy, or the lash?
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Old 02-12-2020, 07:14 PM
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We may need a "How has Bill Barr pissed you off today?" thread. The nation's top lawyer is instrumental in abandoning the rule of law and replacing it with corruption, lies and the pursuit of power. I can't decide if I loathe him or McConnell more, and I loathe both of them even more than Trump.
So Barr now says he'll deign to talk to the House Judiciary Committee on March 31--about six weeks from now.

I can't help wondering which words he'll ponder the meaning of: surely not "suggest" again, but maybe "know" or "independent".

Personally, I'd like him to tackle the meaning of "toady."


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... In a letter to Barr confirming his appearance, the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee indicated they'd press Barr about Stone as well as the removal of the U.S. attorney of D.C. Jessie Liu, who oversaw a slew of sensitive cases that grew out of Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, including the Stone case. The committee also foreshadowed pressing Barr on broader concerns about political influence seeping into the Justice Department.

"In your tenure as Attorney General, you have engaged in a pattern of conduct in legal matters relating to the President that raises significant concerns for this Committee," the panel's Democrats wrote, saying the Stone episode requires "immediate attention." ...
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/0...mmittee-114601
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Old 02-13-2020, 10:40 AM
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On the other hand, atheists can use Trump's continued existence as evidence there is no God, or at best, if there is, He's a real twit.
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:49 PM
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Sodomy, or the lash?
It's the Rum that makes it all palatable.
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Old 02-17-2020, 10:52 PM
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Tell me again how the orange clown occupying the White House is not a white supremacist:
Trump attends wedding of white nationalist aide Stephen Miller at his own hotel
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Someone married Mr. Evil? Name wasn't Eva by any chance (not passing out clicks)?
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Old 02-18-2020, 08:21 AM
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And the worthless conman is still a lying sack of dung.
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Old 02-18-2020, 12:06 PM
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Hours before a court session regarding his longtime ally Roger Stone, President Donald Trump is tweeting that Stone’s recent conviction for witness tampering and lying to Congress “should be thrown out.”

The barrage of Tuesday morning tweets comes days after Trump earned a public rebuke from his own attorney general, William Barr, who had said the president’s tweets were “making it impossible” for Barr to do his job.

Trump tweeted Fox News commentator Andrew Napolitano’s comment that the jury appears to have been biased against Trump and calling out Judge Amy Berman Jackson by name, saying “almost any judge in the country” would throw out the conviction.

Trump added in a subsequent tweet. “Everything having to do with this fraudulent investigation is badly tainted and, in my opinion, should be thrown out.”
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Old 02-18-2020, 01:06 PM
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OP/ED piece about Trump using his pardon power for political benefit:

Why did Trump just pardon a former owner of the 49ers? In part because he wants to win Ohio.

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Howland is a bit east of the city of Warren which is itself due northwest of the much larger city of Youngstown. In Youngstown, the DeBartolos weren’t quite royalty, but they weren’t quite not. I knew the name DeBartolo within weeks of moving to the area. They were a family that had risen to national prominence from an area that was more often the subject of mopey songs or depressing news articles about the American economy. Youngstown was a big loser in the economy of the 1970s and 1980s — but could also boast of being the home to the family that owned a team that kept winning the Super Bowl.

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Ed DeBartolo Jr. did eventually face criminal charges after being solicited for a bribe by the governor of Louisiana and failing to report it. He agreed in 1998 to serve two years’ probation and pay $1 million in fines. He transferred ownership of the 49ers to his sister Denise DeBartolo York in 2000.

On Tuesday, President Trump granted DeBartolo a full pardon. In the abstract, it’s an odd decision, focused on someone whose infraction was fairly minor and resolved two decades ago. It may be a function in part of the 49ers’ reemergence as a force in the NFL. But it may also be a way to send a signal to a critical part of an important state.

In the 2016 election, Mahoning County, where Youngstown is located, narrowly voted for Hillary Clinton over Trump, though Trump benefited from a 25-point swing in his favor. Trumbull County, where Warren and Howland are located, voted Republican for the first time since 1972. Trump won Ohio by eight points, but polling last year had him trailing some potential Democratic opponents. Locking down Mahoning County, 2 percent of the state’s population, doesn’t hurt Trump’s chances.

There are other reasons for Trump to have been sympathetic to DeBartolo, including that the Youngstown native supported Trump’s presidency. But someone, somewhere, no doubt kept Trump apprised of DeBartolo’s popularity in a region central to American presidential politics.
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Old 02-18-2020, 01:34 PM
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I figured it was something like that the I read about the pardon this morning; thanks for the info, dasmoocher.

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Old 02-18-2020, 04:39 PM
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Hours before a court session regarding his longtime ally Roger Stone, President Donald Trump is tweeting that Stone’s recent conviction for witness tampering and lying to Congress “should be thrown out.”

The barrage of Tuesday morning tweets comes days after Trump earned a public rebuke from his own attorney general, William Barr, who had said the president’s tweets were “making it impossible” for Barr to do his job.

Trump tweeted Fox News commentator Andrew Napolitano’s comment that the jury appears to have been biased against Trump and calling out Judge Amy Berman Jackson by name, saying “almost any judge in the country” would throw out the conviction.

Trump added in a subsequent tweet. “Everything having to do with this fraudulent investigation is badly tainted and, in my opinion, should be thrown out.”

Funny that Tan the Conman also said this (bolding mine):

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And though Trump granted clemency to a total of 11 convicted criminals on Tuesday, he said he wasn't thinking about doing the same for Stone.

"I haven't given it any thought," Trump said, though sources have said Trump is weighing taking such a step.

Actually, "I haven't given it any thought" should be this administration's motto. It's obviously his modus operandi.
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POTUS commutes Blago's sentence, despite opposition from Illinois GOP leaders, and gives himself a shiny new title too!: https://www.aol.com/article/news/202...dons/23929992/
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Stephen Miller's uncle donated to an immigrant rights organization in honor of his nephew's wedding.
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Dr. Orange, eschewing medicine and science, calls for a "miracle" to protect us from the coronavirus: https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/28/polit...ets/index.html
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Dr. Orange, eschewing medicine and science, calls for a "miracle" to protect us from the coronavirus: https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/28/polit...ets/index.html
To his credit, he resisted taking a sharpie to the paper chart in his tiny hand.
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Thing is, he might actually be right about that, in a roundabout Darth Shit-for-brains way! The virus could mutate into a relatively harmless form, or just die out for reasons we don't understand. Or it could lay waste to populations, no way of guessing.

Now. What if you could press a button that would cause coronavirus to go poof! and disappear, and Il Douche gets credited with a miracle.....would you do it? Kinda have to, wouldn't you?
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We're no longer worrying about swine flu, or West Nile Virus, or bird flu, or SARS. This one will "go away" eventually, too. It won't go poof, and it won't be a miracle, and hell no Trump won't deserve any credit for it.
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Dr. Orange, eschewing medicine and science, calls for a "miracle" to protect us from the coronavirus: https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/28/polit...ets/index.html
Isn't that Pence's specialty?
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To his credit, he resisted taking a sharpie to the paper chart in his tiny hand.
Ahem...
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I'm sure that's a joke. Pretty sure.
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