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13 February 2020

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Walt

Morn'n friends and foes. May I distract your attention for a spell? Many of ya' were on that side of "just tax it.. Let the bucks roll in."
https://www.theunion.com/news/nevada-county-cannabis-tax-revenue-yet-to-meet-expectations/
"According to Treasurer-Tax Collector Tina Vernon, the county has collected $6,500 from cannabis businesses in the first two financial quarters they were required to report earnings. One estimate from the county executive office projected 2019/20 fiscal year tax revenue would be $60,000 and anticipated $210,000 for the following year.

Of the 44 county-approved cannabis businesses, 25 submitted their mandated quarterly returns and only a handful of those reported actual earnings, according to Vernon. The rest reported zero sales."

Now if these guys ain't making a lick of(legal) profit, just how are they staying in business? ( I already have a pretty good idea.)

Granted. It's early in the game. But don't forget what our pot "experts" were claiming right here.
Now how come all those local folks who "need their medicine"
ain't stepping up to buy? Remember? half the county was suffer'n from ailments only weed could fix! That pro pot lady said so, She had the numbers.

Yup, tax free weed sales is alive and well, the good old fashioned way.. It's just plenty easier.

odlaw

,,,Trumpski continues his plan for autocracy...

Trumpski's new personal lawyer Barr is busy doing Trump's business instead of the country's business...

How many Trump refugees are there now who were former government employees that walked or were frog marched out the White Door???

Don Bessee

Re Troll @1009 Not enough.
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More bad news for the socialist dem clown car -

A recent Gallup poll has some encouraging news for President Donald Trump as his battle for reelection heats up: more than six in 10 Americans say they are better off than they were three years ago when he took office, and about the same number credit him for the improvement.

No incumbent president in the past three decades has enjoyed such a high percentage of people feeling better about their situations. In 2012, when former President Barack Obama was in the White House, 45% of Americans told Gallup they were better off than they were three years ago. In 2004, 1996 and 1992 the number was 50%.

In the survey, 61% said they were better off, 36% said they were not and 3% said they were about the same.

And a strong majority of Americans (62%) said Trump should get credit for improving the economy. Thirty-seven percent said he deserves a "great deal" of credit and 25% said he deserves a "fair amount." Nineteen percent said he should not take much credit and 18% said he deserved none at all.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/more-6-10-americans-feel-150836030.html

;-)

Walt

Come now Dougy,, for get "O"'s right hand man standing on his left side Holder? (very loyal)
Barr has a LONG way to go to get to that level.

Yes, Proggy memories are short.

Scott O

odd-one 10:09 - "How many Trump refugees are there now who were former government employees that walked or were frog marched out the White Door???"
Since you asked - probably none.
Did you have some sort of point to make or were you just feeling lonely?

Don 10:15 - Live by the sword, and die by the sword. The economy could take a hit by election day and although it will probably have nothing to do with anything Trump's done, voters will sour on him and he'll lose. That is unfortunately how it is with all presidential elections.
The sad fact of full employment is a record number of folk that now have plastic and the first thing they do is max the cards out. A new set of wheels usually completes the monthly budget. The party is fun while it lasts. I'd be a very wealthy gentleman if I knew just how far that rubber band of debt (personal, governmental and corporate) can stretch before it snaps.

Bill Tozer

Trump bring Hope Hicks back to be on his campaign. Great move.

Bill Tozer

Daily Quotes

Insight: “I hear much of people’s calling out to punish the guilty, but very few are concerned to clear the innocent.” —Daniel Defoe (1660-1731)

Good question: “I don’t understand why pro-life people want to know if they are ‘welcome’ to join the democrat party. Why would any civilized person want to support a barbaric platform that champions abortion for any reason through all nine months funded by taxpayers?” —actress Patricia Heaton

Belly laugh of the week: “Joe Biden finished the night in a distant fifth place. And now the four people ahead of him are scared, because the last place you want Joe Biden is behind you.” —comedian Jimmy Fallon

Friendly fire: “South Carolinians don’t want socialism. We want to know how you are going to get things done and how you are going to pay for them. Bernie’s proposals to raise taxes on almost everyone is not something the Lowcountry wants and not something I’d ever support.” —Democrat Rep. Joe Cunningham

The definition of insanity is… “We’re not going to take our options off table.” —Rep. Eric Swalwell when asked if the Roger Stone situation could lead to another impeachment

“What [AG William] Barr has done [with regard to Roger Stone] should mean that we are demanding a resignation. And if that guy won’t resign, then the House should start impeachment proceedings against him.” —Sen. Elizabeth Warren

The BIG Lie: “The year is 2020 and here we women are still in so many ways not fully free, still shackled. … But this isn’t an accident. The American Constitution is sexist by its very design.” —Rep. Ayanna Pressley

And last… “DEMOCRATS: ‘Give up your AR-15s; it’s ridiculous you’d ever need them to fight tyranny. BTW, we’ve decided to go full Communist.’” —The Babylon Bee’s Frank J. Fleming

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re: DonB@10:15

I don't doubt that quite a few people feel that things are going well, Trump might have had something to do with it, better to not mess with success. It's kind of a modern-day harvest king ala Frazer (Golden Bough) situation based on a 4 (or 8) year cycle instead of yearly.

Since the Party's favorite, Creepy Joe, has shown himself to be too much of a simpleton to even make it through a small primary, I'm going to have to swing in favor of either Her Nibs or Ms. Obama. In both cases, the Eternal Bureaucracy moves back into power and God knows HRC would love to get hold of the national microphone.

Remember that the likely (D) candidate is for The People, so it's bound to be a good thing regardless of choice.

Don Bessee

Re My 1015 - Perception is reality.

;-)

Don Bessee

Now they are going to have to define title 9 for real without the PC overlay -

All three plaintiffs have competed with, and almost always placed behind, two transgender sprinters, Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood. Mitchell finished third in the 2019 state championship in the girls 55-meter indoor track competition behind Miller and Yearwood. The two Connecticut high school seniors, who were born biologically male but identify as female, have won 15 girls state indoor or outdoor championship races combined since 2017, the lawsuit said.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/connecticut-high-school-girls-lawsuit-transgender-athletes-sex-discrimination

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Walt

LIB land wants a bailout? 🤣🤣
Just ask the big unions and organized crime bosses for the money. It's where all the money went in the first place.
https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/13/rashida-tlaib-the-fed-detroit/#disqus_thread
"Rep. Rashida Tlaib wanted to know during a House Financial Services Committee hearing Tuesday why the Federal Reserve wouldn’t bail out Detroit, which she partially represents.

“My city filing for bankruptcy was devastating to so many retirees, sir. Forty, 50 years they worked for the city of Detroit, saw their pensions completely diminished, gone,” the Michigan Democrat told Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell."

George Rebane

odlaw 1009am - You are overburdened by allegations. What is your evidence for any of this? BTW, you have long ago established that you are suffering from TDS; is there any way you can manage to discuss issues save through the haze of your malady?

Bill Tozer

No, not Jerry Media again.

Mike Bloomberg Hires Instagram Influencers, FYRE Festival Social Media Experts To Promote Presidential Campaign

Most notable among Bloomberg’s targeted accounts, though, is Jerry Media, the infamous digital agency that “headlined” the social media strategy for the FYRE Festival — a bizarre effort to create an “exclusive” music festival on a remote island in the Bahamas that ended with thousands of stranded festival-goers forced to fend for themselves, “Lord of the Flies” style, after organizers failed to bring even the most basic aspects of a music festival together ahead of the scheduled event. The Daily Beast reports that some individuals affiliated with the FYRE Festival have pointed fingers at Jerry Media for being “complicit in the scam.”

https://www.dailywire.com/news/mike-bloomberg-hires-instagram-influencers-fyre-festival-social-media-experts-to-promote-presidential-campaign?

odlaw

Oh dear!!! Now Barr thinks Trump is an asshole!!!

,,,In an exclusive interview, Attorney General Bill Barr told ABC News on Thursday that President Donald Trump "has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case” but should stop tweeting about the Justice Department because his tweets “make it impossible for me to do my job.”,,,

odlaw

Posted by: George Rebane | 13 February 2020 at 03:09 PM

If I am suffering Trump Derangement Syndrome...

You are suffering from Trump Delusion Syndrome...

What are your ilk going to do about your allegations that libs are trying to take the country to Communism if Bloomberg or Klobuchar get the nomination???

Walt

Don't worry Dougy, the answer to socialism is preordained.
As for Bloomers.. Well, Shorty is still trying to buy his way in.

In the meantime Biden is really losing it.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/13/joe-biden-rational-prohibit-50-clips-weapon/
"Ryan Saavedra quoted Biden maligning the absence of “a rational policy” that makes it illegal to have “20, 30, 40, 50 clips in a weapon.” "

odlaw

Posted by: Walt | 13 February 2020 at 04:34 PM

,,,Poor, poor pitiful Wally...cannot figure out what he meant can you...

Walt

Far from it one who is lost in the hills.
Your the one who missed it. re-read, and think about it.

George Rebane

odlaw 410pm - All we can do is attempt to educate the uneducated about the fruits of communism, and then vote. And these are not "allegations"; you are not paying attention to the proposed programs of Teams Sanders and AOC. In that you are among the leaders of the blind.

Walt

If Burned out actually becomes the nominee, it will be the death of the DEM party. The DEM Donkey goes to the catfood plant, just to be replaced by a Russian mule, with a RED star branded on it's ass, and a case of AK47s strapped to it's back.

Bill Tozer

I my be wrong, but something tells me that the Dem February Blues will be followed by Dem March Madness.

It’s the Dems party and it is fun to watch. They, and only they, rejected Harris and Corey and are holding their noses up to Elizabeth. No need to mention Biden. The only thing he has left is name recognition and nothing else. The DNC, like 2016, is always for sell. Enter Mike.

And to top it off, the other two besides Bernie have been wildly mislabeled as “moderates” because Amy appears not totally insane, roflmao.

Bill Tozer

Aha. Timing is everything. VDH of the Feb. Blues.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/02/democrats-impeachment-state-of-the-union-iowa-caucuses/

Well, winning is a cure for the blues, eh fellow Dregs of Society?

Walt

Those DAMNED meddling Ruskys!! Ya' gotta love'm They understand the "American way" better than the "F"ed up Liberals.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/13/bernie-sanders-russian-pranksters-greta-thunberg/
Now ain't it great? Russians get Burnie to "accept" foreign
interference, and influence from a (supposed) foreign national,, St. Greta.
DAMN.. Better get that investigation up and running

Don Bessee

The chi coms are sending a thug to oversee Hong Kong and its not going to turn out well -

China Official Who Tore Down Church Crosses to Oversee Hong Kong

https://www.yahoo.com/news/china-appoints-cross-razing-xi-063305648.html

;-)

odlaw

Posted by: George Rebane | 13 February 2020 at 05:27 PM

,,,I call BS George... the Trumpists are trumpeting the ‘’’The Libs are going Commie’’’ every chance they get...and it is a red herring...our schools are already government supported and so are aspects of our healthcare...

The President is only one man with a veto and the power to make revocable executive action decisions...

Rabid Trumpists will try to cry ‘’’the sky is falling’’’ at any chance for a fake news opportunity.

Walt

Good drugs Dougy?

Walt

LIBS going Nazi? OR Chinese??
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/13/alabama-dem-introduces-legislation-mandating-vasectomies-for-men-at-age-50-or-after-third-child/
"An Alabama Democrat state lawmaker from Birmingham has introduced legislation that, if passed would mandate, “every Alabama man to undergo a vasectomy within one month of his 50th birthday or the birth of his third biological child, whichever comes first,” according to a report from Alabama-based Yellowhammer News."

Don Bessee

Bernie bros new red guard, didn't I see him begging at Brunswick? Must be his bro. He ought to braid those eyebrows!

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/new-hampshire-man-arrested-after-allegedly-assaulting-pro-trump-teen-polling-site

;-)

Bill Tozer

Moscow Mitch spills the beans

McConnell: My Top Priority Is ‘The Most Important Long-Term Thing We Can Do’ For U.S.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/mcconnell-my-top-priority-is-the-most-important-long-term-thing-we-can-do-for-u-s?
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Oh odlab, the Russians are interfering in our elections to help their comrades in arms win the Clown Car Beauty Contest on center stage under the Big Top. Honeymoon back....back....back in the USSR.

Soon the comparisons to the Cambodian Red Scarfs will be flowing from our fingers.

Do you honestly think for one second that just because Amy is making her run as a “centralist”, that suddenly you can disavow yourself from your Commie/Leftinista Party? Are you nuts? Rhetorical question.
You want to detach from the Clown Car Party of Crazies from sea to shining sea? So, now you are saying you and your cohorts in crime are NOT a bunch of Blame America First whiny fragile grievance peddlers addicted to Puritan Moral Outrage! That coming rom the Party of free sex, drugs, and rock-n-roar? Spare me.

You may not be interested in the broad brush, but the broad brush is quite interested in you. You ain’t going to weasel out of it that easy, Mr. Weasel.

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comma-man "The Libs are going Commie’"

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/bernie-sanders-campaigned-for-marxist-party-in-reagan-era
https://www.thedailybeast.com/when-iran-took-americans-hostage-bernie-backed-irans-defenders
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7088909/Sanders-campaigned-radical-Socialist-Workers-Party-investigated-FBI.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialist_Workers_Party_(United_States)

Don Bessee

Money is the mothers milk of politics so drink up team Trump -

Pro-Donald Trump groups raised more than $60 million in January and have more than $200 million on hand for this year's general election, shattering fundraising records on the path toward a goal of raising $1 billion this cycle.

Trump's 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, said Democrats’ “shameful impeachment hoax and dumpster fire primary process” have contributed to the “record-breaking financial support” for Trump’s reelection.

“With President Trump’s accomplishments, our massive data and ground operations and our strong fundraising numbers," Parscale said, "this campaign is going to be unstoppable in 2020.”

The pro-Trump effort said it has gained more than 1 million new digital and direct mail donors since Democrats launched their push to impeach Trump in September 2019. The investigations proved to be a fundraising boon for Trump's campaign, even as the president was personally frustrated by the scar it will leave on his legacy.

The Trump team's haul and cash on hand were twice that of former President Barack Obama's campaign and the Democratic National Committee at the same point ahead of his 2012 reelection.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ap-exclusive-pro-trump-effort-100947299.html

;-)

Bill Tozer

@ 7:17 pm

Lol. And let’s no forget the baby born in the Red Diaper, their own major Alfred E. Newman. Oh, my.

Odlao has it all figured out. Either petite Mikey or not good campaigner Amy will take the gold ring and free him of endless defending of pinkos. For all that to happen, he has to figure out a way to take down Bernie. Amy! Amy! Amy!....or Mikey.

Still, the face of his party remains Nancy and AOC and Gavin and sore losers like Stacy Abrams.

Bill Tozer

Ex-Obama Aide Scoffs at CBS's Claim of 'Moderate' 2020 Dems: ‘Barely Any Difference’

“Jarrett concluded by completely destroying the media narrative: “So, if you look at the core values, there's barely any difference. The difference is between that field and President Trump.””

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2020/02/13/ex-obama-aide-scoffs-cbss-claim-moderate-2020-dems-barely-any

Don Bessee

Oh yes, the war in the socialist dem clown car is getting hot @ 818!! That's a good way to suppress turn out. LOL
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Another reason to not take advice from the lala land glitterati. LOL -

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/orlando-blooms-new-tattoo-misspell-sons-name

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Walt

When the bad news on LIBS hits here, Dougy, all of a sudden has nothing to say.
Run out of cheap one line bumper sticker comments?

Walt

Don't expect the somewhat sane DEMS to vote Burned
if Comrade Burnie takes it.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democracy-2020-digest-bernie-panic-spreads-inside-the-party

Don Bessee

Well it looks like the DNC, even with a socialist chair is doing another team shrillary blocking the bern.

Cool that will suppress turn out more than before. Thanks for another term team lefty! LOL

MSNBC's Ari Melber calls out Tom Perez, DNC for changing debate rules to help Bloomberg: 'It's not fair'


https://www.foxnews.com/media/msnbc-ari-melber-tom-perez-dnc-bloomberg

;-)

Bill Tozer

Talk about a homeless camp cleanup day.

“Beth Smith told FOX40 she was not allowed to get her things during cleanup day.

"They told me that, 'Don't go back down there or you'll get arrested,'" she explained. “I had a trailer. I had a generator, strollers, bikes, and they all ran it over.””

https://fox40.com/2020/02/11/hundreds-of-homeless-await-decision-in-marysville-yuba-county-encampment-clearing-lawsuit/

Walt

President Sanders opening address. " We are out of other people's money, and bread. I promised you socialism,and I have delivered. See? I kept my promise."

Don Bessee

NOW THATS TOOO FUNNY! The convention will not need a laugh track to cover up the gore(y) outcomes. LOL! -

Documents reveal DNC was 'intimately involved' in development of troubled Iowa caucus app

https://www.yahoo.com/news/shadow-inc-idp-contract-dnc-documents-224407455.html

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odlaw

,,,Agent Orange Peel...keeps getting told he is doing a terrible job by all of his present and former advisors...except maybe BrownNoseHannity...

The Senate majority leader and staunch Trump defender was asked to weigh in on Barr’s reaction to Trump’s tweets during an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier. The attorney general had said in an ABC interview earlier Thursday that the president’s “constant background commentary” was making it “impossible to do my job.”

“I think it’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases,” Barr said in that interview.

“My reaction to that is the president made a great choice when he picked Bill Barr to be attorney general. I think the president should listen to his advice,” McConnell said of the comments.

“So, you have a problem with the president’s tweeting as well?” Baier pressed.

“I think that if the attorney general said that it’s getting in the way of doing his job, maybe the president should listen to the attorney general,” McConnell replied.

Bill Tozer

Latest distraction: Molly Hemingway

‘After FISA Abuse, Chuck Todd Thinks DOJ’s Problem Is Too Much Accountability’

The U.S. Founders never would have adopted Chuck Todd's dangerous proposition that bureaucrats be allowed to operate a police force without political accountability

“The disgruntled Mueller attorneys misled Department of Justice officials about their sentencing plans. When the political leadership learned of the egregious recommendation, they filed a new memo saying, sanely, vaguely, and mildly, that they now recommended fewer than the seven to nine years.

The media and other Resistance members flipped out and immediately sprung to action. Sidestepping the issue of the recommendation of nine years in prison, they began shaping a narrative that Barr had no right to exercise such oversight of the agency he, well, oversees. Media ran story after story suggesting that political leadership of the agency — not rogue agents behaving irresponsibly — was in crisis.“

https://thefederalist.com/2020/02/13/after-fisa-abuse-chuck-todd-thinks-dojs-problem-is-too-much-accountability/

Walt

Facts say otherwise Dougy,, And just what "terrible job" would that be?
Come on Capt. Clueless,, the terrible economy? millions in the welfare lines? People not paying back those 0% interest loans?
DO TELL!

Walt

See Dougy? Not much better than you or Emery at answering the very same question.
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/02/13/economy-lulac-forum-las-vegas-nevada-caucus/
Several candidates appeared at the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) forum at the College of Southern Nevada as the focus of the campaign shifted to the Nevada caucuses, to be held Feb. 22.

But few seemed to have an answer for concerns about Trump’s strong economic performance."

And plenty of pandering to those of questionable citizenship.

Walt

Now a LIB desperately looking to save his ass come election day.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/joe-manchin-says-despite-vote-to-convict-trump-he-could-endorse-his-reelection-everybody-can-change

Bill Tozer

Dr. Rebane opened this edition of Sanbox with the 64 trillion dollar question. I have a new appreciation for Rebane’s ability to stay a step ahead.

Sandbox - 13feb20

[When the smoke clears after Super-Tuesday, I wonder how many of the Dems will still be running for president - both Biden and Warren are candidates for the dear departed. Whoulda thought? And how will Team Pelosi put a bullet in Bernie's candidacy? gjr]

Yeah, how is she gonna do it? Can’t wait too long. If it doesn’t happen soon, she will have lost control. If it does happen, can the Party live with the consequences? Consequences being a very angry wave of the Bernie Bros. They get quite unruly and know how to do particularly sharp sliming of you....especially if you were to blame.

fish

Posted by: odlaw | 13 February 2020 at 09:27 PM


Agent Orange Peel...keeps getting told he is doing a terrible job by all of his present and former advisors...except maybe BrownNoseHannity...



.......endless Keachie bleating.......sweet, sweet music!

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BillT: "Yeah, how is she (Pelosi) gonna do it? Can’t wait too long."

I don't have any insight as to the degree that the Speaker has control over Da Party itself, but it's sure easy to envision one scenario.

. No clear winner, Bernie Bros have a goodly chunk of the states.
. The Obamas cut a deal with the Clintons. Her Nibs will get a job on the cabinet or whatever her diamond-hard heart desires.
. Bernie is paid off with one of those artificial book deals. Buys fourth house.
. Michelle, she of the beautiful arms, is put forth as the Gal To Beat Satanhitler. Due to her hue and proximity to Saint Obama, no one will complain much.
. Michelle reads teleprompters. Her Nibs flaps her leathery wings to another potential seat of power.
. Potentially, A VICTORY! The Chinese open their markets and companies move back to the US. Global temperature drops immediately. Bruce Jenner is appointed to Secretary of Public Restrooms, Al Sharpton to Secretary of Reparations. High speed rail built between Guatemala and major US city. Great Purge of Traditional America begins.

The only thing left hanging is Saint Obama's Supreme Court seat. After an Oscar, Nobel Prize, and 14 law degrees, there's one empty spot on the trophy shelf.

Cris Cross

1:11 AM -- speaking of endless bleating

Scott O

The Dems need the Bernie votes in November. As has been pointed out - you can buy off Bernie with cash wadded in his mouth. But can you buy off Bernie voters? A substantial amount of freebies will be needed to keep them hyped up enough to vote for the ex-FLOTUS, but will that much of an obvious left-ward tilt scare Americans away from the Dems?
You have to boil the frog slowly and carefully.
So far we've only seen the results from the white-racist wing of the Dem party. Once the diverse-racist wing results come in, we may have a new picture.
Or not.
Stay tuned!

L

Scenes @ 7:55 So the wookie transforms into a wokee and we're good to go?

fish

Posted by: Cris Cross | 14 February 2020 at 08:16 AM


Yeah......had a couple of minutes Bertie.....dogs wanted out.

Paul Emery

Trump is going to flip out over this. His orange face will turn to red:

Andrew McCabe, Ex-F.B.I. Official, Will Not Be Charged in Lying Case

The decision to decline charges appears to be a move to distance the Justice Department from President Trump, who has long attacked Mr. McCabe.


The decision by prosecutors in Washington ends a case that had left Mr. McCabe in legal limbo for nearly two years. It also appears to be a sign that Attorney General William P. Barr wants to show that the Justice Department is independent from Mr. Trump: The notification came a day after Mr. Barr publicly challenged the president to stop attacking law enforcement officials on Twitter and said the criticisms were making his job more difficult.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/14/us/politics/andrew-mccabe-fbi.html

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ScottO: "But can you buy off Bernie voters? "

I don't doubt you can buy off Bernie, but my guess is that you need a POC, and a particular POC, to get the Bernie Bros online without promising them full-on socialism.

Their fear of being called a racist by their bro friends would overcome any lack of promises from a candidate. A vote for Michelle, she of the beautiful arms, is a proxy vote for Barack. Barack Obama was the bestest ever President of these United States, therefore it's a good thing.

At least Michelle's resume isn't a bunch lighter than her husband's.

fish

Posted by: Paul Emery | 14 February 2020 at 09:43 AM

After 3 1/2 years of incessant whining about politicians and public officials lying......another public official let off the hook for lying, local crusader for truth and honesty in government Paul Emery fine with it.

Bill Tozer

Daily Quotes

Insight: “In all men is evil sleeping; the good man is he who will not awaken it, in himself or in other men.” —novelist Mary Renault (1905-1983)

Friendly fire: “Bernie [Sanders] called me a political hack. That’s exactly who the f—k I am! I am a political hack! I am not an ideologue. I am not a purist. He thinks it’s a pejorative. I kinda like it!” —Democrat strategist James Carville

Non compos mentis I: “It has never made sense to me that a tiny group of people should have incredible wealth and power in America while most people have none. That is what we are going to change.” —Sen. Bernie Sanders (“It has never made sense to me why a person who has been a complete drain on taxpayer resources for six decades should have the moral or political standing to demand reordering America.” —Ben Shapiro)

Non compos mentis II: “We’re living right now under Donald Trump in a socialist society. The only difference is, does the government work for working people, or does it work for billionaires?” —Bernie Sanders

It’d be completely different alright: “The fair number should be $22 an hour. That should be the minimum wage in the United States of America: $22. Think about what this country would be like if we had a $22 minimum wage: completely different.” —billionaire Tom Steyer

The BIG Lie: “Nobody has said [Hunter has] done anything wrong. This is a guy who has done nothing but good things his whole life.” —Joe Biden

And last… “In the last week alone: A 15 y/o Trump supporter was attacked. A Republican voter registration booth was ran over. A California GOP HQ was vandalized. A 50 y/o man was punched after just being mistaken for a Trump supporter. And the media has been silent. I wonder why?” —TPUSA’s Charlie Kirk

fish

"Two candidates, Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer, are billionaires who will be battling on Super Tuesday to crush the scourge of billionaires, Bernie Sanders."



It's extremely gratifying to see rank and file democrats, those who care desperately (and publicly) about the plight of the little guy pulling for a white billionaire New Yorker with racist and #metoo problems or a slightly less colorful white SF billionaire hedge fund manager who wants them to live in the dark against a millionaire politician who apparently who has done nothing in his life that didn't involve politics or agitating about politics (an early adherent of Emeryanism)!


.....choices, choices....???

Bill Tozer

Punchy @ 9:43 am.

Although I did not read your link, I am glad you posted it as it serves as the perfect example of which I wish to convey and may ease some of your fears....and possibly see a different standard at work here.

Barr is not the Müller hit squad. Barr declined to charge Comey earlier out the gate with one of those process crimes even though he had him dead to rights. Small stuff. Barr is looking for the truth, not convictions. It’s called justice. Let the punishment fit the crime. Not the way to kick off a big big investigation. Same with McCabe. IG fried him, got him on 4 solid “less than candor” statements, which is the FBI-DOJ lingo for lying. You (McCabe or whomever) must tell all you know, withhold nothing, tell the whole story when being questioned. Lack of candor means he was not telling the truth by withholding the truth. McCabe had been fired, has had to lawyer up, and he is gone. Fair enough. Put him through the wringer? Destroy him financially with endless questioning of him for months covering the same ground just to break him and his family? Leave him on ice for the moment.

Here is the point. Roger Stone got raided in the pre-dawn hours waking up the whole neighborhood, CNN camera crew on the scene ready to roll, more firepower than what was used against Benghazi, an FBI amphibious commando unit, plastic explosives, 4 swat units, and shoved a real assault rifle in his deaf wife’s sleeping face, screaming orders. All that was needed was to call Stone’s lawyer and have him drive down and surrender himself at 9:00 am. And recommend 9 years in prison??? Child pornographers don’t get 9 years in the Fed. Courts.

Remember that scenario I put out there about Sally Yates that got you so upset? You know, the imaginary raid on her house, agents burst in with guns drawn, yelling to her or her husband to tell those kids to STFU and putting a military style assault rifle to her head on the floor telling her to “go ahead an move one an inch, bitch!”
Well, that scenario is what The Müller boys did to Stone and others. Andrew Weisemen, the hit man. He don’t care about justice or truth. He just wants convictions, and was after Trump to take him down. Forced/fake confessions are great. Bend the rules, a law unto themselves. Weisemen has now been hired at MSMBC. Probably teaches a class on ethics as well like Comey, roflmao.

Bottomline: Barr don’t roll like the Dems. He is a white hat, defender of civil liberties, and whatever the law says. No BS, not venturing out into the gray area. No Logan Act crap. No inventing crimes. One charge against Stone is he said he e-mailed somebody when in fact in that time and day it was a phone call.

You should thank you lucky stars, Paul Emery, that Barr will not do the Swamp that which the swamp has done to others and who happen to be calling for Barr’s head on a platter at this very moment.

Todd Juvinall

Paul Emery | 14 February 2020 at 09:43 AM
For truth crusader I would think you would be as outrages as half the country is about the coup leader McCabe. But like all liberals, you have a pact with the devil over the truth. You really are a pathetic man.

Paul Emery

Bill

The TRUTH is Stone was found guilty of seven felonies by a jury. Do you deny that Bill ?

The TRUTH is that Trumps DOJ investigated McCabe for two years and found no indictable crimes. Do you deny that Todd?

fish

Posted by: Paul Emery | 14 February 2020 at 11:27 AM



McCabe lied Punch......why aren't they prosecuting him.....probably can't have him dragging others down with him. Who knows what might come out on the witness stand.

Swamp protects their own!

Still.....he was caught in the act of lying during the course of his public duties......and here you are defending him.


After all that whining!



do you deny that...do you deny that...do you deny that...do you deny that...do you deny that...do you deny that...do you deny that...do you deny that...do you deny that...do you deny that...do you, do you, do you?

Don Bessee

A corrupt jury foremen @ 1127 oh great pony tail of ignorance.
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The po' ol' fakenewsmans hero is a zero who stole all of stormy's money. How is your stormy doll holding up?

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/14/disgraced-lawyer-michael-avenatti-found-guilty-in-nike-extortion-trial.html

;-)

Don Bessee

Another case with a 'conviction' is falling apart oh great pony tail of ignorance -

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/justice-department-taps-outside-prosecutor-to-review-handling-of-michael-flynn-case

;-)


Paul Emery

Flynn pleaded Guilty Don. Do you deny that?

Paul Emery

Besides that Don who cares? Trump is going to pardon the whole crew before he exits after losing the election in Nov.

Gregory

punchy 1220pm

Do you deny plausibly innocent people plead guilty to make the prosecution stop making them spend money they don't have?

fish

Posted by: Paul Emery | 14 February 2020 at 12:20 PM

....do you deny that...do you deny that...do you deny that...do you deny that...do you deny that...do you deny that...do you deny that...do you deny that...do you deny that...do you deny that...do you, do you, do you?


Sad.... can't recognize a coerced plea deal! And you claim to be some sort of journalist They threatened his kid with hard time IIRC.

But you are a partisan democrat so that was never an option for you .....was it?


....do you deny that...do you deny that...do you deny that...do you deny that...do you deny that...do you deny that...do you deny that...do you deny that...do you deny that...do you deny that...do you, do you, do you?



https://reason.com/2020/01/30/michael-flynn-wants-to-withdraw-plea/

scenes

pemery: "Besides that Don who cares? Trump is going to pardon the whole crew before he exits after losing the election in Nov."

Well, that's a good point, except for the losing part. Why spend a moment worrying about innocent people railroaded by a politicized justice department if the God-Emperor is just going to let them out. Dunno about this 'losing' thing though. Sounds like someone needs to make a wager.

Once again, the Lesson of Trump is unearthed. Ignore his policies, they aren't particularly radical. The main thing is the rot he has uncovered. For the first time in decades, someone not particularly tied to the nomenklatura gets the throne and, guess what, it's full of dirty cops. The 'Progressives' weren't going to uncover that, I'm afraid that the Tea Party wasn't, and for sure the 420th Volunteers weren't going to peek up from their bar stools.

I suppose that is what this next election is about. The Bull in the China Shop vs. the bureaucracy and it's useful idiots. Popcorn all 'round.

Bill Tozer

Punchy asks “The TRUTH is Stone was found guilty of seven felonies by a jury. Do you deny that Bill ?”

No, I do not deny that. But, do you deny that if Barr was using the same Deep State Swamp Gas tactics, McCabe’s home would have been raided, Fox News tipped off in advance, and his wife and children, if any, would be laying on the floor crying with agents telling them to shut up or ripping the kids out of Mommie’s arms? That’s what Weisemen did to innocent corporate executives during the Enron case, all convictions overturned by the courts.

So, thank your lucky stars that Barr is now in charge and some of that excessive bull pucky trampling on civil rights and using law itself to pervert the law to use as a hammer against others....political enemies, not criminals. And Stone and others got caught up and pulverized in a witch hunt that the DOJ knew were was no ‘there’ there BEFORE Mueller was appointed. Ironically, they never charged Carter Page. Just used him to spy on Trump and his long shot campaign.
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Fun fact: Trump’s favorables (approval rating) on Election Day was 35-36%. Told ya allI we need is 38% and you well flabbergasted. Mid forties is great 9 months out. Been awhile since you posted Biden was up ten over Trump in head to heads in key battleground states. :). Go figure

Paul Emery

Are you guys saying the jury that convicted Stone were all crooks? Who bought them out to make them convict Stone?

Walt

Paul missed the News about the juror that was a plant.

Todd Juvinall

The Judge picks the jury in federal cases. The Judge is a Trump hater. The Jury Forewoman is a known Trump hater. Seems you are all into the crooked ones Paul Emery. Sad.

Paul Emery

Gregory

do you really think Flynn had a money problem Gregory? Here's just one example

"It was later revealed that his now-defunct Flynn Intel Group had been paid $530,000 by Dutch-based company called Inovo BV, which in turn had ties to the Turkish government.

The bulk of the $530,000 contract was to produce a documentary to boost Turkey’s image, as well as to conduct research on Gulen.

In March 2017, Flynn and his consulting firm retroactively registered as foreign agents working on behalf Turkey.

In a Dec. 2017 legal filing, though, Flynn admitted lying in the March filings to the Justice Department, including by falsely stating that the Flynn Intel Group did not know to what extent the Turkish government was involved in the project and that the op-ed was written on his own initiative."

This guy is just a lying crook Gregory and you refuse to accept that.

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/421780-turkey-and-michael-flynn-five-things-to-know

Todd Juvinall

Paul Emery | 14 February 2020 at 12:20 PM

Did you miss Comey bragging he sent in his people to the WH as he knew it was in disarray and had his agents tell Flynn he did not need a lawyer for the interview? And then they bushwhacked him. Later the agents said they did not believe Flynn lied. But Comey and McCabe and the cabal wanted to press him to lie and he refused regarding Trump. If you did not know these facts you must stop blogging and doing the news as you are unqualified.

Bill Tozer

Punchy, Punchy, Punchy. It’s the sentencing of 9 years in prison for Stone, skewing the guidelines to up the enhancements used for real criminals like El Chappo trying to kill witnesses and the like. It’s not Stone’s guilt in question here, but the sentence. The low level prosecutors went rogue and Barr was looking at it long before Trump’s tweet.

Stone should get 2-3 years in the real world his clean record. But, when it comes to TDS, off with his head!!

Bottomline: It don’t matter what we say, Stone says, the DOJ,Barr, or those prosecutors who stormed off sez. The judge, and only the judge sentences. It was a jury trial, the judge heard every syllable of the defense, prosecutors, witnesses, all evidence. She decides.

With the revelation of the jury foreman’s extreme and prejudicial biases, Stone has a decent case for a retrial. Do no good. With a DC jury pool of total statist loving former government workers and minorities that voted 93% against Trump, the deck is already stacked for the prosecution. Sentencing Feb 20. He just as may move the retrial to the Castro District, lol.

Thank goodness we appoint judges for life precisely so they will not be beholden to partisan hacks, commentators’ opinion and jail house lawyer know-it-all’s.

Don Bessee

The pony tail of ignorance is again out of the loop. Flynn fired his old firm that was cozy with the prosecutors, the same crew that was hammered by the judge.

Flynn new law firm immediately ripped into the old team and the feds for colluding and lies by the government including doctoring an interview after the fact.

Flynn has withdrawn his guilty plea and has richly documented massive prosecutorial misconduct by mullers hand pick crew that was kicked to the curb for lying to the DOJ and their supervisors name was withdrawn for a doj promotion the day before she was to have a senate vote.

Classic swamp games that fell apart. Pass the popcorn!

;-)

Don Bessee

Here is an educational update for the pony tail of ignorance from todays news -

The Department of Justice recently opened an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the FBI's interview of Michael Flynn while he was serving as President Donald Trump's national security adviser, according to two people familiar with the inquiry.

Flynn pleaded guilty to giving false statements to the FBI during that interview, but recently asked to withdraw that plea, further delaying his sentencing.

Attorney General William Barr asked the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, Jeffrey Jensen, to look into Flynn's FBI interview, the people familiar with the inquiry said. The inquiry began within the past month, they said.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/justice-department-opens-inquiry-fbi-181700697.html

;-)

scenes

and the beat goes on

https://twitter.com/charlie_savage/status/1228379343262539777

Paul Emery

When they find something let me know Don. Till then there is nothing just like the investigation into McCabe

Don Bessee

Botox blew it up with failed impeachment shot unfortunately creepy geampa joe was the collateral damage when she missed the president. -

Here are the bottom-line numbers.

A majority of “52 percent of voters believe it was inappropriate for the former vice president’s son, Hunter Biden, to take the job with the firm Burisma.”
Only 18 percent said it was appropriate.

An even bigger majority of 57 percent describe it as a legitimate scandal, while only 19 percent agree with the fake news media that it is not a scandal.

Only 40 percent say the Biden-Ukraine scandal will not affect their vote, while a whopping 31 percent say it will. Politico tries to spin that as good news, but that 31 percent is actually very bad news for what is certain to be a close primary and general election race.

Despite months and months of media propaganda arguing (falsely) Biden did nothing wrong, 54 percent see the Biden-Ukraine scandal as a conflict of interest, while only 16 percent say there is no conflict of interest.

Of that 54 percent, 35 percent want it investigated, and 19 percent do not.

The worse news for Biden comes from independents, 54 percent of whom describe Hunter Biden’s business dealings as “inappropriate.” Only 12 percent disagree.

A majority of independents, 57 percent, described the Biden-Ukraine affair as a scandal, while only 15 percent said it was not. Of that 57 percent, 28 percent said it was a “major scandal,” 27 percent a “minor scandal.”

There is just no question that Nancy “Master Strategist” Pelosi’s gobsmackingly stupid plot to either remove Trump from office or, at the very least, damage his reelection chances via impeachment, has not only backfired; it backfired all over Poor Ol’ Joe Biden, the best chance Democrats had of winning in 2020.

https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/02/14/poll-shows-impeachment-torpedoes-hit-joe-biden-not-donald-trump/

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scenes

BillT: "It’s not Stone’s guilt in question here, but the sentence. "

...and the large list of names of people who have escaped prosecution, a graph with Obama at it's center.

But hey, c'est la guerre. You can be on the side of Patriots, or Paul's side of dirty federal police, gender dysphoria, open borders, and surveillance-based social media companies. In the end, everyone gets to choose up sides.

Bill Tozer

and the beat goes on.....

https://twitter.com/JohnWHuber/status/1227977304338501632


The Creepy Banjo Boy porn lawyer guilty on all counts against Nike.

Walt

As long as NO deep stater LIB or politician goes to jail, Emery is happy.

Gregory

punchy 1220pm

Do you deny plausibly innocent people plead guilty to make the prosecution stop making them spend money they don't have?

That's a yes/no question.

Paul Emery

Don
Don't have any evidence of that Gregory. It certainly wouldn't apply to Flynn because he has plenty of money to defend himself so I say no unless you show me direct examples with documentation.

George Rebane

re Gregory 305pm - Let me break the ice for Paul on this one - No, I don't deny it, since the record shows prosecutors do it every day to burnish their conviction records. Now see, that wasn't very hard.

fish

Todays thought for the day......


“socialism always begins with talk of the international brotherhood of man and ends with having to eat your own pets.”



But as long as the pride of Nevada City, The Fightin 420th stays fed and ready for "resistance" it's all good!

Gregory

punchy 1220pm

Do you deny plausibly innocent people plead guilty to make the prosecution stop making them spend money they don't have?

No individual named. Just as a general rule... do you think there are people being persued by untethered prosecuters who decide to take a plea to make it stop? People who believe in their innocence?

Walt

Emery. The Great DENIER.

Don Bessee

NOW THOSE ARE FUNNY!! -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/14/donald-trumps-campaign-creates-valentines-day-cards-mocking-2020-democrats/

;-)

fish

Posted by: Paul Emery | 14 February 2020 at 03:24 PM

Don't have any evidence of that Gregory. It certainly wouldn't apply to Flynn because he has plenty of money to defend himself so I say no unless you show me direct examples with documentation.


At what age do you stop being such a weasel? You're running out of time Punch.


odlaw

,,,McCabe walks,,,Winning!!!;)

odlaw

,,,bad day in Trumplandia...

"The IWCC's disbandment is a huge victory in the fight against the Trump administration's illegal advisory bodies," said Democracy Forward senior counsel Travis Annatoyn, in a statement. "But the fight isn't over."

https://apnews.com/8570435359a2cef4c226de114f53377e

odlaw

,,,At the same time, the U.S. attorney’s office in the Southern District of New York — which Giuliani led in the 1980s — appears to be continuing its wide-ranging investigation of his activities and those of his former associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, including their efforts in Ukraine.,,,

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-impeachment-trial-ended-federal-prosecutors-took-new-steps-in-probe-related-to-giuliani-according-to-people-familiar-with-case/2020/02/14/7893bfb0-4e8a-11ea-bf44-f5043eb3918a_story.html

Don Bessee

ICE strike teams coming to a sanctuary city near you, SF, LA are you listening? -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/14/report-trump-deploying-elite-tactical-agents-to-10-sanctuary-cities/

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Note to the troll, the DOJ IG has a very limited scope and that's why Durham was appointed and his staff exploded. Best of all those guys don't leak!

;-)

Paul Emery

So you are claiming Gregory that Flynn was some kind of abused defendant who couldn't afford legal defense so he pled guilty to something he didn't do. Is that you7're assumption?

Paul Emery

So you're part of the Free Flynn movement fish? What evidence do you have that's he's innocent? You must have a special connection. So Flynn was right when he chanted about Hillary "lock her up" when she wasn't even under indictment for anything yet you claim that Flynn is an abused defendant even after he plead guilty to a felony. What a hoot!

Paul Emery

Wow!! Texas is in play according to the latest poll. He's only up by two over Bernie of all people.


https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/

Bill Tozer

AG Barr knows he is about to blow the biggest cover off of Spygate and Russiagate, the biggest political scandal this country has ever known. Letting small fry McCabe walk is good. He must of cooperated greatly. That Barr is a good sandbagger.

In other Hillary non-Mueller news.....RealClear Investigations has long story, here is the Readers Digest Version:

‘Report: FBI Handed Over Classified Information To Spy Christopher Steele’

“Inspector General Michael Horowitz discovered that FBI agents shared extensive classified materials with former British spy Christopher Steele, despite knowing the Democratic National Committee was paying Steele and that Hillary Clinton herself was aware of Steele’s research, according to a new report by Eric Felten at RealClearInvestigations.

FBI agents met with Steele in Rome just a month before the 2016 election, where they gave him a “general overview” of Crossfire Hurricane as well as details of the cases against Trump campaign staffers Carter Page, George Papadopoulos, Paul Manafort, and Michael Flynn. In addition to the intel, Steele was compensated $15,000 by the FBI for attending the three-hour meeting.“

https://thefederalist.com/2020/02/14/report-fbi-handed-over-classified-information-to-spy-christopher-steele/

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