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16 January 2020

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Walt

Where did "truthful" Dougy go?
Go some "truth" for you to support.
https://www.breitbart.com/podcast/2020/01/21/joe-biden-endorses-students-smearing-virginia-2a-supporters-as-white-supremacists/
"Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden responded to the thousands of diverse Virginia Second Amendment supporters by endorsing the view of 13 activists labeling Virginia attendees “white supremacists.”

bobette cross

According to republican propaganda they wanted a trial 'just like Clinton's'...according to history the vote to include additional documents and testimony was 100-0 in favor of more disclosure. Fast forward to now. No more documents no more testimony tabled along party lines. This is a kangaroo court of trumplicans that will let their fearless and hair impaired leader (like a lot of republican congressman with really bad toupees) slide, no questions asked, hear no evil, speak no evil, say no evil.... How can anyone who supports this partisan charade of a trial call themselves a patriot? and it is not the charges that are the charade, it is clearly the coverup. Lets see... like Clinton's trial... Clinton lied about getting a blowjob.. trump lies about everything including trying to rig an election in his favor.. wasn't trump who said the elections were rigged...with a shit-eating grin that said "yeah but for me not against me"?

Don Bessee

Vent much @418? Just as fair as the congressional 'investigation' before a vote! LOL


;-)

Walt

It's OK Babs... Paybacks a bitch. Just not quite the kangaroo court like the House had.
But do explain how Trump rigged the election. Forget "O" had the Russians on his side working for Hillary?

fish

Posted by: Don Bessee | 21 January 2020 at 04:28 PM

Vent much @418? Just as fair as the congressional 'investigation' before a vote! LOL

;-)



Roberta is the "Annie Wilkes" of Rebanes Ruminations.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO20qU-VwgA

Walt

OUCH!!! Schiff gets the schive.
"Trump lawyers Pat Cipollone and Jay Sekulow repeatedly ripped into Democrats, especially Schiff, on the first day of arguments in the Senate impeachment trial, as the House Intelligence Committee chairman -- who is serving as the top Democratic impeachment manager -- sat up straight in his chair and didn’t take his eyes off his accusers.
The lawyers invoked Schiff’s name over and over again, accusing him of hiding documents, conducting an unfair impeachment inquiry and fabricating the text of the July 25 phone call between Trump and the president of Ukraine.
Schiff kept his eyes wide open and glued on Sekulow, possibly aghast that Trump’s lawyers were putting him on trial.

Then it was Cipollone’s turn. He said it was “difficult” to hear Schiff tell his “tale.” He laid into Schiff even more and accused his staff of working with the Ukraine whistleblower, "contrary to his prior statements."

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/schiff-senate-impeachment-trial-quietly-fumes-trump-lawyer-allegations

Take THAT you bug eyed weasel.

Don Bessee

Jeb jr? -

While several of his 2020 rivals -- including Sens. Bernie Sanders from Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota -- are stuck in Washington, D.C., serving as jurors in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump, Buttigieg was seizing the opportunity to get face-to-face time with Iowa voters.

"By having better hands guided by better values on those pulleys and levers of American government," Buttigieg told the crowd. "So I'm going to look to you to spread that sense of hope to those that you know."

The candidate took a brief pause, which was met with complete silence by attendees.
"Come on!" Buttigieg exclaimed and awkwardly chuckled, to which the crowd applauded.
BUTTIGIEG FACES BACKLASH FOR SUGGESTING AMERICA'S 'TIT FOR TAT' WITH IRAN RESPONSIBLE FOR DOWNED AIRPLANE

The moment has sparked comparisons to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who memorably urged his supporters to "please clap" at a campaign event during the 2016 election.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pete-buttigieg-please-clap-jeb-bush

;-)

Walt

Some fancy editing is "truth",, right Dougy?
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/21/fact-check-no-president-trump-did-not-say-article-ii-gave-him-absolute-power/
This is how evedence is FABRICATED. Good to go. Right Dougy?
CLAIM: President Donald Trump believes that he has absolute power under Article II of the U.S. Constitution and must therefore be impeached.

VERDICT: False. Trump was talking specifically about the power to fire Robert Mueller.
Both Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) presented deceptively edited video that cur out the context of Trump’s words.

Evidence for that impeachable offence.
That's LIB "Truth" Dougy has been bragging about.

odlaw

,,,keep digging Wally,,, there's got to be bone down there somewhere...

Walt

Bone? Nope,,, but you and yours are "boned".
Sure sucks when the "truth" comes back to bite.


Paul Emery

From Fox news:


Chris Wallace: Mitch McConnell ‘backed down’ on trial rules because he’s losing control of the Senate

“I think it’s fair to assume that the only reason Mitch McConnell backed down — and he did back down, which is very rare for him,” Wallace continued, “is because… there were at least four Republican senators who said, ‘Let’s soften this a little bit.'”

The veteran Fox News host said that it could be a sign that senators are open to having witnesses in the trial.

“It does indicate that the whole question of witnesses is more up for grabs than many of us thought,” Wallace stated. “It would seem to indicate that some moderate senators… are expressing concern. Just remember, Mitch McConnell is the majority leader but if he doesn’t have a majority, if the Democrats stand firm with 47 [senators] and then get four Republicans to jump over… then it’s Chuck Schumer who is really the majority leader.”

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/chris-wallace-mitch-mcconnell-backed-down-on-trial-rules-because-hes-losing-control-of-the-senate/

Walt

Really Emery? how's that going for ya" been watching?
That steaming pile of Schitt hasn't scored one point.
But HEY!! listening to a "never Trumper" is at your own peril.

Bill Tozer

What about Trump’s tax returns? What about Michael Cohen!!!!

Bill Tozer

For those who have been following the Norway story, she lost her government as predicted.

NORWAY’S PM LOSES MAJORITY FOR ADMITTING ISIS FIGHTER

The problem is that it may be difficult to convict ISIS fighters under the exacting standards that apply in criminal cases. Moreover, judges in countries like Norway may be sympathetic to the defendants, just as portions of the American legal community were sympathetic to al Qaeda terrorists and suspected terrorists.

That’s why, according to one expert quoted by the Post, “even people who are usually quite liberal on immigration issues [opposed] Norwegian authorities helping [the ISIS woman] to get back to Norway.” One might have thought that President Trump, who isn’t usually quite liberal on immigration issues, would have more sympathy for this sentiment.

In any case, the Norwegian prime minister’s loss of her majority sends a warning to other European leaders who are under pressure to repatriate ISIS fighters. The pressure doesn’t come in just one direction. There is political pressure coming from the opposite direction.

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/01/norways-pm-loses-majority-for-admitting-isis-fighter.php

Don Bessee

It seems the pony tail of ignorance missed the party line senate vote to trash schiff for brains amendments. Keep breathlessly reporting on the wishful thinking of never trumpers.

;-)

Don Bessee

With the chi coms admitting they have had officials covering up the outbreak you know its even worse when you see this -

Russia Tightens Control Over Chinese Border on Coronavirus Fears

https://www.yahoo.com/news/russia-tightens-control-over-chinese-163245950.html

;-)

Paul Emery

Just reprinting stuff from Fox News Walt for your reading pleasure. Thanks for reading it

Don Bessee

OH look oh great pony tail of ignorance, you guys sacrificed all those goats for no benefit -

In a series of party-line votes punctuated by hours of contentious debate by the House impeachment managers and the president’s legal team, Senate Republicans turned back repeated attempts by Democrats to subpoena documents from the White House, the State Department and the Pentagon that could shed light on the core charges against Mr. Trump. More votes were to come throughout the evening on Democratic efforts to subpoena current and former White House officials, although the outcome was expected to be the same.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/republicans-block-subpoenas-for-new-evidence-as-impeachment-trial-begins/ar-BBZbXSc?ocid=spartanntp

;-)

Walt

Uh,, FOX you say? Rawstory is now a FOX website?
Maybe in Nevada City.

Bill Tozer

Paul (5:29 pm)

I would not start connecting the dots just yet. Chris Wallace was speculating to the meaning of Cocaine Mitch allowing some more hours and docs in the process. We all know that there will be a vote on witnesses after a week of 12 hour long days of speeches and opening arguments. I choose to not be involved in watching speeches at moment. Maybe in a couple of days, but I doubt it.

But, go ahead and speculate on the deeper meaning of what an outside observer like Wallace utters. I wish I had a dollar for every time Team Blue posted campaign finance laws here word for word in the Stormy Daniels’s Saga...without understands what those words meant in context of the law and context.

Walt

Schitt for brains shows up to the gun fight with no ammo.
Now expects the Senate to loan him some.

Bill Tozer

Under the category of Best Lack of Self Awareness, the Oscar goes to Adam Schiff.

Schiff: Calling Hunter Biden as impeachment witness would be 'an illegitimate abuse of the trial'

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/schiff-calling-hunter-biden-as-impeachment-witness-would-be-an-illegitimate-abuse-of-the-trial

Wonder if Schiffilis was just doing another parody routine to brush up for a jig at the Comedy Club.

Don Bessee

These are the chi coms the prez has to deal with and creepy grampa joe is happy with them, sure why not, they gave his coked out son 1.5 Billion for nothing -

Ambassador Gui Congyou caused a diplomatic furore over the weekend after giving an interview to Sweden’s public broadcaster SVT, in which he said that some local media representatives “have a habit of criticizing, accusing and smearing China.” He then went on to compare the relationship between Swedish media and China to one in which “a 48kg weight boxer keeps challenging an 86kg weight boxer to a fight.”

Gui Congyou, who was appointed ambassador to Sweden in 2017, has repeatedly angered lawmakers in the country with his remarks over the years. Commenting on Swedish media’s coverage of Gui Minhai, Gui Congyou in December cited a Chinese proverb: “We treat our friends with fine wine, but we have shotguns for our enemies.”

https://www.yahoo.com/news/sweden-girds-diplomatic-crisis-china-230001421.html

https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/01/21/book-bombshell-james-bidens-firm-got-1-5-billion-in-government-contracts-despite-zero-experience/

https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/01/21/peter-schweizer-on-the-biden-5-deals-in-china-costa-rica-iraq-kazakhstan-russia-ukraine/

;-)

Bill Tozer

ROFLMAO.

“And just like that, one day for no particular reason, the Democrats suddenly cared about unfair stacked deck due process.” —-Forest Gump.

Chuck E. Cheese uses his Twitter machine.

https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1219809658614890498?

Bill Tozer

Virginia. Once the Dems took over the State House, guns are just the beginning.

“Gun control, though, is only part of the Democratic legislature’s agenda.

To pull the state’s economic policy to the left, Virginia Democrats have proposed measures to weaken the state’s right-to-work law, curb greenhouse-gas emissions, and raise the minimum wage.

To do the same for its social policy, they’ve introduced a bill that would repeal conscience protections for Catholic and other religious adoption agencies, effectively shutting those agencies down, and a bill that would require all public elementary and secondary schools to allow students who identify as transgender to participate on the sports teams and use the locker-rooms and showers of their preference.

On abortion, one bill would remove parental–consent requirements, 24-hour waiting periods, and ultrasound requirements. Another bill would declare that a “pregnant person has a fundamental right to choose to carry a pregnancy to term, give birth to a child, or terminate a pregnancy.” Yet another proposes a constitutional amendment enshrining a right to abortion: “an individual’s right to personal reproductive autonomy is central to the enjoyment of life and liberty and shall not be denied or infringed upon unless justified by a compelling interest of the Commonwealth and achieved by the least restrictive means.” When the budget comes up for debate, Democrats will have the opportunity to provide taxpayer funding of elective abortions.”

https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/01/how-far-left-will-democrats-push-virginia/

Bill Tozer

Guess Impeachment Trail Day One went pretty good, judging solely by the comments. Finally looked at the headlines and I liked the one about Schiffilis fuming, quietly, holding it in. Double liked the part about bringing up asking Schiffilis to release all his documents and staff records concerning the whistleblower.

Yep, guess it was a good day, as to be expected.

Bill Tozer

So that was what the big stink over The Dersh’s comments and that got their hate spewing smear campaign up and running on all cylinders. A 22 year old position on a point of law??? You are friggin kidding me.

Ok, that and Bubba’s pal Epstein and the OJ Trail with Judge Ito and the dancing Black Robes.

Alan Dershowitz (The Dersh): 'I retract' 1998 claim no 'technical crime' required for impeachment

“To the extent there are inconsistencies between my current position and what I said 22 years ago, I am correct today," he said. "During the Clinton impeachment, the issue was not whether a technical crime was required, because he was charged with perjury."

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/alan-dershowitz-trump-senate-impeachment-legal

Walt

Tough day for House inquisitors. Cheer up Commiecrats. it only gets worse. Insulting the Senate in their own chambers was a real good idea.
If Trump is/was hiding anything, it would have been prudent to get that "evidence" before holding that impeachment vote.

Well, use that "overwhelming evidence" you say you have, and stop demanding the Senate get it for you.

It's going to be a fun few weeks watching the Proggys squirm.

Walt

Bill.. Then there is "MAX MAX" Waters. "We jus go'n to peach him a'gin!"
Yup,, that will go over well. The Swamp Queen can order a new set of signing pens.
By that time Emery may find one from this singing party on Ebay.

Bill Tozer

Walt
Yep. Wonder if The Punch can get his Ann Coulter doll to hold the pen. That would be cool.

“It's going to be a fun few weeks watching the Proggys squirm.”

Yup. What I am looking for is those daily, weekly, hourly “Bombshell!” that’s gets them ten feet off the ground, makes them want to argue and fight and scrap with us AND do the victory dance here. Then, like a Greek Tragedy, come deflation. The air goes out of the ball
Boy, they get Jack and the Beanstalk high and then the fall to earth. Visualize Wile E Coyote in a free fall off the top of a sheer cliff with that whistling sound, ending up with the ole face plant impression in the bottom and followed by the preverbal puff of smoke.

Heck, some of those ‘Bombshells!” peter out in a couple of hours. But, it sure gets their juices pumping....or as they say in other parts, “The sap is running”.

Trump was right. Dopes, babies, and saps.

Walt

Ohhh OOHHHHH
https://www.dailywire.com/news/breaking-new-documents-show-democrat-adam-schiff-mischaracterized-evidence-in-impeachment-report-suggests

He's in deep Schitt now.

Walt

Then we have Joe's campaign putting out evidence of his GUILT!
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/21/biden-video-activist-hunter-bad/#disqus_thread

Things keep getting better and better.

Bill Tozer

Well, one more victory lap around the ole red barn. Once again around the park, James.

https://www.facebook.com/TakeBackThisCountry/photos/a.1032125603520777/2651398608260127/?type=3&theater
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“Puerto Rico has recently been stuck by a series of violent earthquakes, and President Trump has been criticized for implementing reforms on how Puerto Rico spends the U.S. relief funds it receives. The latest scandal seems to vindicate the president's concerns. :)

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/01/19/puerto-rico-director-fired-after-emergency-aid-found-stashed-in-warehouse-n2559761

Don’t want that swept under the carpet, now do we?

Paul Emery


Weak showing for Repubs on day 1. Dems dominate the day with details and scope and all the Pubs can do is argue process.

Big news is that Bolton's book will be released perhaps in a month and it won't be easy on Trump.

" Bolton is going to reveal some of what he saw in his upcoming book, people familiar with the matter told The New York Times. The book, which is almost finished, is reportedly going to detail Bolton's time in the White House, events related to Russia and Venezuela, and his interactions with other administration officials, some of whom reportedly don't come across very well, including former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney.

The Ukraine scandal, which is at the center of Trump's impeachment, will fill at least some pages, too, and Bolton is expected to share some of his observations about Trump's efforts to pressure Ukrainian officials into announcing an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter.

Bolton has said he's prepared to testify should the Senate issue a subpoena, but it's unclear if the upper chamber will do so. Read more at The New York Times. Tim O'Donnell"

https://theweek.com/speedreads/889803/john-bolton-reportedly-reveal-some-what-knows-about-trumps-ukraine-scandal-upcoming-book

Walt

Drinking again Emery? Ren and Stimpy got owned by the Senate.

Walt

Poor Emery. Stimpy got slammed.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/21/white-house-counsel-nukes-jerry-nadler-this-is-the-united-states-senate-youre-not-in-charge-here/
"White House Counsel Pat Cipolline blasted House impeachment manager Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) on the floor of the Senate early Wednesday morning during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump for making “false accusations” against the president and the Senate.

“The only one who should be embarrassed, Mr. Nadler, is you, for the way you addressed this body. This is the United States Senate. You’re not in charge here,” Cipollone said.

Nadler began by accusing the White House counsel of lying — a striking breach that would likely have been disciplined in any ordinary court of law. “They lie,” he claimed. “And lie, and lie, and lie,” he repeated."

Bill Tozer

So, is this what Resist! has come to, Paul? Really? Has it reduced you to clinging on to a tell-all book coming out after the Impeachment Trail? Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Well, hope is a mainstay. Weren’t you the one all excited about Bernstein’s book with the Watergate tie-in, or was that Omarosa’s book, or that sizzler Michael Wolff book that rips the cover off Trump? I can’t keep track of them all. Opps, it’s was Woodward’s book...I think.

Speaking of Resist, Sabo, the politically conservative street artist who terrorizes the streets of LA, has released his evil spawn in the dead of night. Mischievous pranksters they are.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/see-it-street-artist-sabo-trolls-impeachment-hoaxes-adam-schiff-is-cancer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS1xnfHYEgw

Odlaw

,,,regardless of the outcome of the rigged Senate hearings the American public will know that Republicans have lost the moral and ethical high ground by coddling and protecting a known liar and cheat,,,

Trump gets sued again for self enrichment scheme and non profit rules abuse...


,,,This is PG-13 Scenes...safe to view...not an opinion piece...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/dc-attorney-general-sues-trump-inaugural-committee-over-1-million-booking-at-presidents-hotel/2020/01/22/aa4ffab6-3c90-11ea-b90d-5652806c3b3a_story.html

Walt

The "rigged" acquittal is a lot fairer than your rigged persecution.

fish

Posted by: Odlaw | 22 January 2020 at 07:13 AM


If its from WaPo it's by definition an "opinion piece" and almost certainly less than truthful…….remember McCarthy on Lillian Hellman……….."every word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the.'"…….that's the essence of the WaPo.


When I think what "Progressive America" has squandered by making the news political…….

Bill Tozer


,,,regardless of the outcome,,,,,there will be a STAIN on our democracy,,,,,er,,,,,our Republic,,,,just like Slick Willy and Jeffery Epstein’s blue dress.

When life gives you lemons, made lemonade.

Barry Pruett

This from the NRSC today.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WgeQ1BARoe0

Walt

Repubs 10, Proggycrats 0!

Todd Juvinall

Paul Emery | 21 January 2020 at 10:16 PM
The R counsel wiped the floor with your guys. Looks like many democrats will be coming over now. Your wet dreams are all wet/.

fish

Instapundit….of course!

….who does this "smell" like…..?


Martin Weissgerber, PAID STAFFER FOR @BERNIESANDERS says in vid “I’ll Straight Up Get Armed, I Want to Learn How to Shoot, and Go Train. I’m Ready for the F***ing Revolution… Guillotine the Rich.” reiterated his thoughts on his Twitter account which he JUST DELETED. @TheJDBright


….and in response, concise analysis.


When the Sanders types come into power, it’s kids like this who they put in charge of things because they’ll ruthlessly work out their mommy and daddy issues via their subjugation of the citizenry.

In a free America, they’re merely a couple of hipster wusses.

Bill Tozer

This is so scary it needs no commentary from moi. Recommended.

Ocasio-Cortez To Billionaires: ‘Give Up Control And Power,’ ‘We Want Your Power

“Well, you didn’t make those widgets, did you?” Ocasio-Cortez began. “Because you employed thousands of people and paid them less than a living wage to make those widgets for you. You didn’t make those widgets.”

https://www.dailywire.com/news/ocasio-cortez-to-billionaires-give-up-control-and-power-we-want-your-power

You didn’t build that.

Walt

Nadless and Schiffy have a striking resemblance to Ren and Stimpy.
https://giphy.com/gifs/angry-eating-ren-and-stimpy-WrKJBaN1U2Ewg

Bill Tozer

ROFLMAO

Pick a card, any card. Just scroll through the click-bait to get a good chuckle. No reading articles necessary to get a taste of the enemy of the people. I liked this one....heck, I liked them all.

“Chuck Todd Outraged: 'Why Aren't Democrats Making Life Miserable' for GOP?”

Why, why, why? Hey Upchuck Toad,,,,,Comma Man and The Punch are trying their darnest. :)

https://www.newsbusters.org/


scenes

At least the crowd was huge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb_d8c434-w

scenes

"Why, why, why? Hey Upchuck Toad,,,,,Comma Man and The Punch are trying their darnest. :)"

Maybe people eventually just get flat tired of vandals.

Paul Emery

You'd better believe Trump is pooping his diaper about Bolton's book. Bolton is in for the bucks and has a lot to gain by telling the truth and Trump has no credibility as an honest person even among his supporters. HE will flip as he always does when presented with the truth.

Bill Tozer


You'd better believe Trump is pooping his diaper and then he gives it to Dougski to wear. Well, it gives us all something to look forward to since this current impeachment circus is just a dud.

“Having realized their impeachment gambit is failing, Democrats have resorted to accusing Sen. Mitch McConnell of a coverup and calling the trial 'rigged.'

“If their impeachment removal gamble fails, as it inevitably will, they’ll say it only failed because McConnell rigged the trial, or because the president covered up his crimes by instructing key witnesses not to cooperate, or because all Republicans are corrupt. The narrative takeaway will be that Democrats tried to save the country and the Constitution by removing a dangerous criminal from the White House, but were thwarted, and only voters can stop Trump now by throwing him out of office in November. After all, the future of the republic is at stake.”

Impeachment Is Untethering Some People From Reality

“The overdone rhetoric turned out to be contagious, especially for Never Trumpers like Bill Kristol, a formerly serious person who on Monday compared the upcoming Senate impeachment trial to a show trial in an authoritarian state.“

https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/22/as-the-impeachment-trial-begins-democrats-are-losing-their-minds/

In other more important new, Orville Redenbacher released a statement apologizing for the delay of delivers due to the national run on popcorn. They are working on the issue and should have the problem resolved shortly.

Bill Tozer

In other more important new, ICE is using every tool in the toolbox.

ICE Hits Back, Issues Subpoenas Against Criminal Aliens In Sanctuary New York City

“ICE is using every tool available to obtain information regarding the whereabouts and other relevant information regarding removable aliens from jurisdictions that chose to, or are unable to, cooperate with ICE,” the agency wrote, before providing details about the four criminal aliens — ranging from age 21 to 38 — about whom it recently sought information from NYDOC.

“Like any law enforcement agency, we are used to modifying our tactics as criminals shift their strategies; but it’s disheartening that we must change our practices and jump through so many hoops with partners who are restricted by sanctuary laws passed by politicians with a dangerous agenda,” lamented Henry Lucero, acting deputy executive associate director for ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, as quoted in the ICE press release.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/ice-hits-back-issues-subpoenas-against-criminal-aliens-in-sanctuary-new-york-city

odlaw

Posted by: fish | 22 January 2020 at 07:32 AM

,,,Poor sad fish,,,I know you, Scenes, et Al. are very afraid to read actual official news coming out of New York

,,,So when your testicles descend try the Google machine yourselves...

odlaw

,,, Let's see how these guys vote,,,then we will know whether they are Trump's bitches or not...

,,,An aide to Senator Rob Portman, Republican of Ohio, who is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a leader of group that promotes Ukraine’s interests in the Senate, wrote on Aug. 23 to Michael P. Duffey, a political appointee from the Office of Management and Budget who instituted the freeze.

The aide noted that Mr. Portman “is very interested in ensuring Ukraine has the military capabilities it needs to defend itself against Russian aggression,” adding that “I would appreciate if you could lay out for me the reason behind the O.M.B. hold and what the process is for getting the funding released.”

Calls and emails for an explanation also had come in from Senator James M. Inhofe, Republican of from Oklahoma, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Representative Mac Thornberry, Republican of Texas, the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, the emails show.,,,

Emails Show Budget Office Working to Carry Out Ukraine Aid Freeze https://nyti.ms/2ukXehI

Paul Emery

odlaw

Our own "fish" is giving new meaning to the folk phrase "fish out of water"

fish

Posted by: odlaw | 22 January 2020 at 09:41 AM


Oh dugsKKKi…….you can't make me care about the things (President Orange Man Bad) that scare you.

Sorry, not sorry,

fish

Posted by: Paul Emery | 22 January 2020 at 09:50 AM

Our own "fish" is giving new meaning to the folk phrase "fish out of water"


Maybe you should just stick to your usual overly emotional bleating and leave humor to the professionals.

berta cross

in what people are calling 'THE BIGGEST LIE EVER TOLD IN THE US SENATE'. White House fake lawyer Pat Cipollone claimed Trump “is a man of his word” during the proceedings on Tuesday night.
trump's lie total now exceeds 16,200.

odlaw

,,,yes Berta,,,total clownshow dream team...

Don Bessee

Another loss in court for cali -

Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Supreme Court signaled it won’t take up appeals defending Obamacare during the term that ends in June, rejecting requests by Democratic-led states and the House to put the case on a fast track.

The appeals, filed separately by the House and a California-led group of 20 states plus the District of Columbia, urge the court to issue a definitive ruling upholding Obamacare. A federal appeals court decision last month found a key piece of the original 2010 law unconstitutional and raised questions about the rest of it.

The lawmakers and states asked the justices to consider their bids for review on an expedited basis and then to schedule arguments either for late April or during a special session in May. That would have meant a ruling well before the November election.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/supreme-court-refuses-expedite-appeals-143933753.html

;-)

scenes

Bernie Sanders organizers. Lookin' good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HooBX2KhGxc

fish

Posted by: scenes | 22 January 2020 at 10:54 AM


Its really not fair that they generate all this campaign material for Bernies opposition……uhh…...his supporters I mean.

Walt

Yet Schiffy gets busted for fabricating evidence.

Now 24 hours to present evidence they don't have..

Don Bessee

UH ON! -

Wuhan, a Chinese city of nearly 9m people, is to temporarily shut public transport amid a virus outbreak

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51215348

;-)

scenes

Poking around on the interwebz and avoiding real work, I was considering this.

https://local12.com/news/nation-world/trump-criticizes-california-lawmakers-policies-on-homelessness-cincinnati
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/climate-experts-back-up-trump-claim-on-california-wildfires
etc.

vs.

http://www.startribune.com/bloomberg-sees-california-as-model-on-climate-change-guns/566758982/

Since people like to simplify things down to models, you can make an argument that the next Presidential election will use California as a symbol pretty heavily. Basically, do you want the rest of the US to look like California or not?

Don Bessee

Another reminder of why holding the Senate was a strategic victory and well ya today -

Other legal scholars also say Trump’s appointments are uniquely intellectual.
“As someone who is not a Trump fan, I think the appointments have been excellent, overall a brilliant, interesting group of judges... [with] a lot more professor/former professor types than Bush appointed,” David Bernstein, a law professor who teaches constitutional law at George Mason University, told Fox News.

Trump’s judicial picks are younger than usual

Bernstein added that Trump has been appointing very young judges.
“They are young... I think age 55 has been the [informal] cutoff, and many are substantially younger, so they will be on the courts for a long time,” Bernstein said.

The numbers back that up, and the Trump administration touts it. The White House reported in a November fact sheet: “The average age of circuit judges appointed by President Trump is less than 50 years old – a full 10 years younger than the average age of President Obama’s circuit nominees.”

The young and credentialed appointees appear to be part of a conscious effort by the administration to remake the courts.

"We have to pick a great one, we have to pick one that's going to be there for 40 years, 45 years," Trump said during a 2018 rally. "We need intellect, we need -- so many things."
Bernstein noted that the judges fit the mold of conservative legal philosophy broadly.

“I think there was a fear in some circles that Trump would appoint cronies and hacks. Hasn't happened,” he said.

“They’re very distinctly originalist judges,” McGinnis said. “They’ll follow precedent -- but when there isn’t clear precedent, they will look at the original meaning of the Constitution.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/how-trump-has-reshaped-the-federal-judiciary-3-years-into-his-presidency

;-)

scenes

...plus I ran into this

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB1839

Filled with wonderful phrases. "environmental racism" "live in a stable climate" (back to my point that the global warmingcooling people really just want a thermostat) "environmental justice" "just transition" "full inclusion of immigrant and refugee communities in a just society"

I just live for this stuff.

I'm all for it. The opportunities for amusing mayhem when the state extracts fat stacks of cash from business owners and worker bees to hand over to favored people is quite high. Fighting over the money will look like dinner time at the hyena den.

Bill Tozer

I don’t know why the Dems get upset when we call them socialists. The policies they promote are certainly socialistic and their rhetoric takes socialism to the level of communism. If defending murderous tyrannical regimes in Cuba, Venezuela, China, and Iran ain’t proof, what is? Birds of a feather poop together.

Bill Tozer

Daily Quotes

For the record: “The second vote Chuck Schumer ever cast as a United States Senator was to NOT allow witnesses in the Clinton impeachment trial. Today he’s spent nearly 10 hours fighting to call new witnesses in the Trump impeachment trial. What changed, Chuck?” —Charlie Kirk

Trailblazing: “Adam Schiff must be the first prosecutor to show up at a trial and say, ‘Gosh, there are a bunch of things I don’t know about this case but would be interested in finding out.’” —Rich Lowry

Non compos mentis: “I’m not here to villainize and to say that billionaires are inherently morally corrupt — but they are, I mean, I think there is a case, but um, but, it’s not to say that, it’s to say that this system that we live in, life in capitalism, always ends in billionaires. If you don’t do it, someone else will. It’s who decides to make that choice is just kind of up to, you know, circumstance.” —Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Pot, meet kettle: “Nobody likes [Bernie Sanders], nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.” —Hillary Clinton on Bernie Sanders

Braying jenny: “How could we have known? [Harvey Weinstein] raised money for me, for the Obamas, for Democrats in general. And that at the time was something that everybody thought made sense. Of course, if all of us had known what we know now, it would have affected our behavior.” —Hillary Clinton

Belly laugh of the week: “We do have some well-off people who support Democratic candidates, there’s no doubt about that, but they’ve never bought a TV station. They’ve never gobbled up radio stations. They’ve never created newspapers in local communities to put out propaganda. That’s all been done not just by Murdoch and Fox, but by Sinclair and by the Koch brothers and by so many others who have played a long game about how we really influence the thinking of Americans.” —Hillary Clinton complaining that the Leftmedia doesn’t have enough influence

And last… “Watching Schiff lecture us all about fair process is like attending a sportsmanship conference hosted by the Houston Astros.” —The Daily Caller’s Eddie Zipperer

Bonus: You go girl!

https://www.dailywire.com/news/breaking-tulsi-gabbard-files-defamation-lawsuit-against-hillary-clinton

Todd Juvinall

Schiff has to be mentally ill. Not only are we hearing his fantasies about Trump we are seeing he believes they are real. My goodness, what is up with these California democrats?

Don Bessee

Schiff for brains has gone off the rails -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/22/fact-check-adam-schiff-falsely-claims-trump-conditioned-meeting-and-aid-on-investigations/

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/22/adam-schiff-tries-to-make-impeachment-about-russia-collusion-hoax/

;-)


Walt

The Schitt show is so bad, even the local TROLLS ain't showing up.

fish

Posted by: scenes | 22 January 2020 at 11:32 AM


71440. (a) This part shall be known, and may be cited, as the California Green New Deal.

(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that the state adopt a policy framework to implement, through principles and goals, a commitment to reduce severe climate change impacts while protecting the public health and the environment, to overcome systemic racial injustice, and to ensure all California residents enjoy a 21st century standard of living without regard to their wealth or income.

(c) The Legislature finds and declares that all residents of the state have the right to do all of the following:

(1) Contribute to, and be sustainably compensated for, services or other meaningful work in advancement of the public good.
(2) Contribute to a sufficiently funded public sector, to which those who accumulate extraordinary wealth will provide a significantly greater contribution.
(3) Have access to clean, affordable, carbon-free, and reliable utilities, including energy and communications.
(4) Have access to justice and reconciliation for the communities most severely impacted by institutional racism, including environmental racism, from the birth of this nation to the present.
(5) Be able to have equality and the full inclusion of immigrant and refugee communities in a just society.
(6) Have access to affordable housing in a healthy and sustainable community.
(7) Have access and mobility within and between communities, including safe, affordable, reliable, healthy, and carbon-free transportation choices, including public transportation.
(8) Have clean air, clean drinking water, healthy food, access to nature and natural outdoor spaces, and live in a stable climate.
(9) Obtain protection from current and increasing climate change impacts.
(10) Have equal opportunity to influence the decisions that affect our communities and workplaces, regardless of wealth or status.
(11) Have access to debt-free and quality public education from preschool through college, including job training for those seeking to transition to new clean-economy jobs.
(12) Have comprehensive, affordable health care.


There is nothing that the California Legislature can write that hasn't been pre-lampooned!

I imagine at some point something like this was heard in chambers:


Reg: What?
Stan: I want to be a woman. From now on I want you all to call me Roberta.
Reg: What!?
Stan: It's my right as a man.
Judith: Why do you want to be Roberta, Stan?
Stan: I want to have babies.
Reg: You want to have babies?!?!?!
Stan: It's every man's right to have babies if he wants them.
Reg: But you can't have babies.
Stan: Don't you oppress me.
Reg: I'm not oppressing you, Stan -- you haven't got a womb. Where's the
fetus going to gestate? You going to keep it in a box? (Stan starts crying.)

Judith: Here! I've got an idea. Suppose you agree that he can't actually
have babies, not having a womb, which is nobody's fault, not even the
Romans', but that he can have the *right* to have babies.
Francis: Good idea, Judith. We shall fight the oppressors for your right to
have babies, brother. Sister, sorry.
Reg: (pissed) What's the *point*?
Francis: What?
Reg: What's the point of fighting for his right to have babies, when he
can't have babies?
Francis: It is symbolic of our struggle against oppression.
Reg: It's symbolic of his struggle against reality.



Walt

From Russia with love AGAIN, where’s 007 when you need him?

fish

I had no idea Punchy was on the campaign trail………


Biden Punchy flips out at reporter: ‘Why why why why why why why?!?’


http://www.theamericanmirror.com/biden-flips-out-at-reporter-why-why-why-why-why-why-why/

George Rebane

BillT 1147am - This is an oft-circled barn on RR, and needs to take another lap now and then. The Left doesn't like us to call them 'socialists', 'collectivists', 'communists', 'central planners and controllers', ..., not because they aren't, but because they know what people think of such folks. So while they still haven't taken over the country, they'd rather not have their objectives and plans for the rest of us pointed out.

scenes

BillT: Bonus: You go girl! https://www.dailywire.com/news/breaking-tulsi-gabbard-files-defamation-lawsuit-against-hillary-clinton

I feel sad over her upcoming suicide.

Paul Emery

Todd writes: "what is up with these California democrats?"

My response is: what is up with these California Republicans? Whoops, my error, there are no California Republicans.

Don Bessee

Well of course the pony tail of ignorance answers his own question since no one else cares enough to answer. LOL

;-)

Bill Tozer

ROFLMAO

“My response is: what is up with these California Republicans? Whoops, my error, there are no California Republicans.” —-The Green Punch

Oh my, my. Tell that yarn about no Republicans in California to the folks of State Assembly District I, the folks of your State Senate District, and the folks of your Congressional District, They would love to hear that thought provoking analysis.

Must be hard of The Punch living in a Red District.

“It ain’t easy being green.” —-Kermit the Frog.

This is MAGA country.

Bill Tozer

Don @ 2:51 pm

Careful now. Let’s not be so rough on him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRfs8LD-GS8

Bill Tozer

From the Rolling Stone: A unifying messenger

Media Stupidity Is Uniting Left and Right

After CNN’s debate ambush and MSNBC’s body-language analysis, loathing of media is becoming a crossover phenomenon

“People in the media business underestimate, by a lot, the damage the last three years have done to their ability to reach not just Trump fans but non-Trump Republicans, independents, libertarians, Greens, and other groups. The latest fiascoes with Sanders double as confirmation for these people of their worst conclusions about media, and an additional insult that such goofball messaging is only now attracting the notice of some on the “other side. “

Sanders now looks poised to receive the same kind of bump Trump got in 2016 from media stupidity. As was the case this past summer when the Bezos-owned Washington Post went so far as to put the term “corporate media” in quotation marks while denouncing Bernie’s “bogus media beef,” the institutional dismissal has been so over-the-top that it’s likely to earn him sympathy even with disinterested parties. Is there a word for propaganda in reverse?”

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/media-bernie-sanders-donald-trump-david-brooks-940213/

fish

Schumer say senate trial has 'a cloud hanging over it'.



He's correct…….that clouds name…….Charles Schumer!

Paul Emery

Oh yea Bill

There's a few in outlying rural areas such as Plumas County and towns like Alturas and Susanville.. they are pretty irrelevant nowadays in Nevada County. Certainly a shell of their former selves.

Paul Emery

I mean Bill California is down to six, yes that's six congressional districts in the entire State. Soon it will be down to 5 when California congressman Duncan Hunter, who plead guilty in a corruption case, resigns and heads for the slam.

Walt

Yet your still out of self employment Emery. See? Commiecrats know what's best for you.
Just a few state laws away before your Soylent Green. Fitting for a Green LIB.

Gregory

"It's being-hit-on-the-head lessons in here"
RIP Terry Jones

"It's two down, four to go"- John Cleese

fish

Posted by: Paul Emery | 22 January 2020 at 04:08 PM

…. they are pretty irrelevant nowadays in Nevada County. Certainly a shell of their former selves.


So which is it Punch…….you're either doing your Old Man happy dance that the Republicans are going the way of the Dodo or you're whining that there are no Republicans to save the democrats from themselves!

To the casual observer it appears as though you're not completely sane.


How was lunch with George?

fish

Looks like I was right…….imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!


Bloomberg rises to 4th place in new national poll…


The dems are about to have their very own "White Male Billionaire, with #metoo problems"!


Knew you guys had it in you to bite the bullet and get your own version of Trump!

Gregory

https://www.mynevadacounty.com/703/Voter-Registration

Punchy, it still looks like the GOP is still about half.

GOP + AIP is 25k
Dem is 25k
LIB is 1k
GRN + P&F is 1K

No Party Preference is 16k

Walt

Sooner than later the Geneva Convention will be invoked.
There are laws against torture.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-impeachment-trial-restless-senators-struggle-sit-through-schiff-opening-argument

Gregory

If Schiff was a Vogon, his intestines would have raised up and strangled him by now.

I've had the NPR/Crapital Public Radio gravel to gravel coverage on for much of the day... I would jump for joy were Schiff's parentage to be revealed as illegal Vogon immigrants right about now.

Walt

Since Emery is pissed that Repubs threw in the towel on Kailf.
He should be more than joyous that the have saved the nation.
He should be shining Trump's shoes. But NOPE,, no making the buzzard of Broad ST. happy.

Paul Emery

Gregory

Just looking at State and Fed election counts for Nevada County for the last two election cycles and it's practically all Dem. Hillary for Pres for example Newsom for Gov on and on and on Dems for congress .

odlaw

,,,what I love about the Roundtable Trump Suckers is the level of their denial...

"More than 500 professors say Trump "engaged in impeachable conduct" - many links available

We have FBI and DOJ liassons overseas whose job it is to investigate the likes of Trump's fantasy crimes about Crowdstrike, Biden nefarious activities, and Ukraine hacking our elections...

But!!! Trump sends Caped Crusader Magnum Bay Boy P.I. his private investigator to solve all these crimes...

Why do you think Trump did this???

Walt

They don't count Dougy. Their opinion and 60 bucks will get you a bag of weed in Nevada City.

Walt

Do ask them about Schiffy's manufactured evidence.

Gregory

"Practically All" being 53%, in the Governor's race?

That's a usage of the term "Practically All" of which I was previously unaware.

Why lie about something so easily checked, Punch?

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