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23 July 2022

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Paul Emery

Thanks for the spelling correction Gregory,

You write: An "immaculation" is a Limbaugh term dating from Jan '09

I don't subscribe to the Limbaugh dictionary. "Immaculation" is not a real word, I was not a follower of Limbaugh like you were. Can you use real English and rephrase that statement and request of me?

Gregory

Trump, if he wins in Nov '24, will be "immaculated" in Jan '25, but you knew that already, Punch.

No, not a Trumper and never a Limbaugh "follower". I did listen on occasion.

Scott O

Yeah Gregory - none of that Lewis Carroll or Johnathan Swift stuff. You must do exactly as Punchy demands or he will pout and not answer.
As if he will ever answer anyway.

Paul Emery


You must have been a Limbaugh follower Gregory because that's pretty obscure. You could have said Trump will take office Jan '25 and we wouldn't have wasted all this time.

There are Republicans I could support but not Trump. Besides he's not a Republican or a Conservative anyway. I thought you were referring to some kind of reckoning or moral cleansing which would have been more consistent with the original meaning of the word, which I already posted.

I'm not worried about though. Neither Trump or Biden will be President in '25. I sure am hoping Trumps runs though. He'll either split the Party or lead to it's demise. He is the biggest loser in modern history and I don't see that changing.

Don Bessee

Was God mad it was killing too many birds? lol

https://www.breitbart.com/local/2022/07/23/watch-texas-wind-turbine-hit-by-lightning-goes-up-in-flames/

;-)

Paul Emery

And one more thing. Biden won't be running. That's for sure.

Bill Tozer

Biden won't be running, thats for sure.

He MUST be gone soon and way sooner than 5/23. Elder abuse on display. Cancer or Covid is the perfect excuse to save the Party. Poor fella.

Bongino has a big heart.

https://fb.watch/erGOTT3Dq8/

Paul Emery

George

Returning to an earlier topic. Have you at any time in the last 40 years not voted for a Republican for President?

Scott O

Paul - "And one more thing. Biden won't be running. That's for sure."
What's the problem? He's the same senile idiot you were proud to vote for last time.

Scott O

WHO Boss Tedros Officially Declares Monkeypox a Global Emergency
In the US the cases are 96% plus gay males.
Now a grand total of 2 unfortunate children have it. Just how they got it is of course - not important.
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2022/07/23/who-boss-tedros-officially-declares-monkeypox-global-emergency/
Are they going to cancel in person voting again for the midterms?
Cause - you know - after waiting in line for more than a few minutes a certain political faction just HAS to start having anal sex.

Paul Emery

So Scott if your guy Trump runs again he'll still have the same ignorance and narcissistic personality disorder.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/11/donald-trump-narcissism-therapists

I don't agree about Biden being senile by the way

Scott O

Paul - I don't agree about Biden being senile by the way.
OK - what the hell is his problem? He can't even read off of a teleprompter?
Are you saying he is lying all the time and it's not his senility?

Paul Emery

He has always had a stuttering problem and that's what you're seeing. He does pretty good with it actually.

Somehow you refuse to acknowledge Trumps lying so that disqualifies you from judging Biden. Remember his "promise to have Mexico build the wall for example?

Scott O

Paul - "...he'll still have the same ignorance and narcissistic personality disorder."
Yeah - it was awful back then when there was no war in the Ukraine, no inflation to speak of, highest rate of unemployment of non-whites, America was energy independent, the economy was booming, Europe was getting their best advice in decades, fuel prices were way lower...
Shall I go on?
Oh wait - non-whites doing better than ever - yeah, that would be a problem for Paul.
Well - now you have the POTUS you bragged you could hardly wait to vote for.
He called a black govt official "my boy" and told blacks if they didn't vote for him they weren't black.
I can see why Paul salivated at the chance to vote for an old white racist like that.

Scott O

Paul - my 6:47?
You got anything?
Anything?

Scott O

Hilarious - "He has always had a stuttering problem and that's what you're seeing."
He wasn't stuttering when he said he had cancer.
Have you seen the videos of him Paul?
He gets lost in mid-sentence on an on-going basis and has no idea of what he's talking about.
Paul has now crossed the Rubicon.
You can't walk it back, Paul - you are now an official quisling of Biden.
A toadying little fool bound to your folly.
Paul - "Somehow you refuse to acknowledge Trumps lying so that disqualifies you from judging Biden."
Now you are openly lying, Paul.
It's on, folks Paul is in full retreat with tails a-flying.
I'm "disqualified"?
Oh, goodness - the heartbreak, the trauma - the bull shit.

fish

Somehow you refuse to acknowledge Trumps lying so that disqualifies you from judging Biden. Remember his "promise to have Mexico build the wall for example?


I think somebody mentioned “Calvinball” earlier.

Scott O

fish - I'd like to comment, but I've been red-carded.
Oh, the shame!

fish

Posted by: Scott O | 23 July 2022 at 08:10 PM


???

fish

Noooo


Italics.....

Bill Tozer

Sign of the times.

https://i0.wp.com/www.powerlineblog.com/ed-assets/2022/07/615.jpeg?

Bill Tozer

Our political opponents are some crazy loons. Howling at the moon crazy.

‘Inside the Woke Meltdown at One Domestic Violence Organization’

Women Against Abuse discouraged black domestic abuse victims from calling the police. Yes, you read that right.

“Leftwing nonprofits across the country have undergone similar transformations. From the Sierra Club to the Guttmacher Institute to the American Civil Liberties Union, the Intercept’s Ryan Grim reported last month, progressive advocacy groups have "effectively ceased to function," as their outward-facing missions fall prey to internal tumult.”

https://freebeacon.com/culture/inside-the-woke-meltdown-at-one-domestic-violence-organization/

Not the Clinton Global Initiative. Say it ain’t so.


Bill Tozer

“I don't agree about Biden being senile by the way”
Posted by: Psul Emery | 23 July 2022 at 07:14 PM

Obviously not. Ever seen senile? Ever read your own posts? Whatever Biden has, you got it bad as well. Not worse, not better, but the same.
Defending Biden, Punchy, is defending yourself. We all have our blind spots.

Paul Emery

Scott

Remember when Trump took over from Obama and we had a steady and growing economy? That was before Trump trashed it and left the wreckage for Biden. Biden also had to pick up the mess Trump left in Afghanistan which Trump PROMISED he would pull out of four years earlier.. Didn't Trump promise he was going to pull us out? Another broken promise. And oh yeah exactly what would Trump have done to prevent his buddy Putin from invading Ukraine? He's never even attempted to explain that.

He says if Pence would have overturned the election these things would have happened and hese are direct quotes from your guy Trump:

"We would have no inflation, inexpensive gasoline, be energy dominant, have no war or largescale death with Russia and Ukraine (this conflict never would have happened), would have left Afghanistan on same timetable, but with dignity and strength," Trump said. "And would have kept Bagram Air Base, not had dead soldiers, taken out all American hostages, and would not have given the Taliban $85 billion worth of first-class military equipment."

I mean this guy's a real nut case and you support him.

https://www.newsweek.com/trump-says-pence-refusing-overturn-election-led-russia-ukraine-war-1726976

Bill Tozer

Try Crying About It’: Liberal Reporters Blocked From Florida GOP Summit

“Protestations from reporters at liberal outlets also prompted DeSantis’ Press Secretary Christina Pushaw to note on social media that the “invite only” move was aimed at media who “shamelessly act like Democrat activists, then cry when they’re treated as such.”
“It has come to my attention that some liberal media activists are mad because they aren’t allowed into the Sunshine Summit this weekend,” Pushaw said on Twitter. “My message to them is to try crying about it. Then go to kickboxing and have a margarita. And write the same hit piece you were gonna write anyway.”

https://www.dailywire.com/news/try-crying-about-it-liberal-reporters-blocked-from-florida-gop-summit

Bill Tozer

‘Disney does it again: Gender neutral title replaces Fairy Godmothers at dress up salons’

https://hotair.com/karen-townsend/2022/07/21/disney-does-it-again-gender-neutral-title-replaces-fairy-godmothers-at-dress-up-salons-n484335

Well, I can see the woke’s POV. Three offensive words rolled into one!

1). Fairy
2). God
3). mothers.

Bill Tozer

ROFLMAO. Busted.

'We have an open mind': Flustered Fauci claims he is now open to COVID lab leak theory after emails revealed he dismissed the idea as a 'shiny object that will go away'

Fox News anchor Bret Baier grilled Dr. Anthony Fauci about his dismissals of the theory that COVID-19 was created in a lab in Wuhan and about his ties to that lab

Fauci laughed at the idea and said he has always kept an 'open mind' about the virus' origin despite his past insistences that COVID-19 was a natural occurrence

Baier was skeptical of Fauci's 'open mind' given that he appeared to ignore a 2020 email warning him that COVID may have been engineered in a lab

He also grilled Fauci about an April 2020 email where he dismissed the lab leak claim as a 'shiny object that will go away'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11041167/Fauci-squirms-hes-grilled-dismissed-COVID-lab-leak-theory-quickly.html

Yep, that is as close to Fauci ever admitting he was wrong…again.

Scott O

Paul - "That was before Trump trashed it..."
I've asked you before, Paul - exactly what did Trump do to 'trash' our economy?
And Paul has no answer. He never has an answer. He just punches.
The fact remains that Trump's economy did better than Obama said was possible, so you can't credit Obama. And the highest unemployment rate for non-whites.
Again - this is what agitates old racists like Paul.
And Paul says that Biden's lies and word slurring and lost thoughts are because Biden stutters?
Paul voted for a lying, senile old perv.
Own it, Paul.

Scott O

Biden - "All men and women are created by the ...you know.. the thing"
That isn't stuttering - that's senility.
Or worse.

fish

Not just the “Thing” Scott...... but now cats 🐈 are in the White House.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2lTIh536jY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpk3i6UGkaY

Bill Tozer

“Things go better with Coke”—The Grim Reaper, aka, Moscow Cocaine Mitch.
————————
‘Media Sugarcoat 79-Year-Old Biden’s Covid Test After Threatening School, Church, And Work Could Kill You’

Now that Biden has Covid, those people who warned you to be in constant fear for your life are awkwardly trying to avoid eye contact.

https://thefederalist.com/2022/07/22/media-sugarcoat-79-year-old-bidens-covid-test-after-threatening-school-church-and-work-could-kill-you/

Bill Tozer

A feel good story for Sunday morning.

‘A Transplant Miracle That Defied COVID Tyranny’

Comply or die

https://intellectualtakeout.org/2022/07/a-transplant-miracle-that-defied-covid-tyranny/


Bill Tozer

While I have lost interest in memes, they sure sure keep it concise and complete. Less typos and less words spilled on the ground. Less energy extended as well.

Biden’s public deterioration.
https://patriotpost.us/memes/89999-greg-price-2022-07-21
——-
“I don’t give a (blankety blank) what Biden says.” -punch e.
https://patriotpost.us/memes/90021-exactly-one-year-later-2022-07-22
————
Gun control
https://patriotpost.us/memes/90029-matt-walsh-2022-07-22
———-
Tax the Rich
https://img.patriotpost.us/01G8JX1AT43G7HB84BJKY4BVNN.jpeg?
———-
Thomas Sowell, the real motivation of liberals

https://patriotpost.us/memes/90020-thomas-sowell-2022-07-22


The Estonian Fox

I see that Pres Biden missed his press conference yesterday. You know, the one in which he gave extensive congratulations to the 22-year-old Indiana mall CCW for preventing tens of other deaths by another brainless shooter.

Why is it that Biden spends an inordinate amount of time commenting about the active shooters, when the active-shooters have no one to stop them? Why is he encouraging their BAD behavior by giving them free advertising?

Doesn't Joe have time to praise the young man who saved many lives - to encourage this type of GOOD behavior? Joe must be bizzy, bizzy, bizzy.

Michael Kesti

Bill Tozer | 24 July 2022 at 09:26 AM

Less vs Fewer

Use "less" when referring to a quantity that is counted as in "fewer typos" and "fewer words."

Use "fewer" when referring to a quantity that is measured as in "less energy."

Paul Emery

Proof is in the pudding Scott

In April 2020, the U.S. economy lost an astonishing 20.5 million jobs and the unemployment rate rose to 14.7%.18 That's after losing 881,000 jobs in March. U.S. retail sales plummeted by 12.66% in April 2020 from the month before (without adjusting for seasonal factors).19

Obama faced the 2008-2009 recession. He used expansionary fiscal policy to combat it. He signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.20 This act created jobs in education and infrastructure, ending the recession in the third quarter of 2009.21


https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-10-27/trump-vs-obama-who-really-did-better-on-the-economy

Michael Kesti

Michael Kesti | 24 July 2022 at 09:46 AM

OOPS! I got it backward!

Correction:

Less vs Fewer

Use "fewer" when referring to a quantity that is counted as in "fewer typos" and "fewer words."

Use "less" when referring to a quantity that is measured as in "less energy."

Scott O

E Fox 9:36 - They REALLY don't wanna talk about it. It completely screwed their narrative that a person with a handgun can't take on a person with a long rifle and it demolishes their narrative about CCW folk just making the situation more dangerous.
8 of 10 at 40 yrds! My hat is off to him for his bravery and his marksmanship.

Scott O

Paul 9:47 - I asked Paul to tell us exactly what Trump supposedly did to 'trash' the economy and he again has no answer.
Nothing.
He just yells at the mirror.

Paul Emery


The bottom is falling out
Trump condemned by the conservative New York Post

"It’s up to the Justice Department to decide if this is a crime. But as a matter of principle, as a matter of character, Trump has proven himself unworthy to be this country’s chief executive again."

https://nypost.com/2022/07/22/trumps-jan-6-silence-renders-him-unworthy-for-2024-reelection/

Paul Emery

Another one:

Opinion:
How Trump violated his oath on Jan. 6 by doing nothing

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/07/21/jan-6-hearing-thursday-trump-inaction/

Gregory

Punch 958p

If elected again, the people of these mostly united states will have disagreed.

Michael Kesti

Paul Emery | 24 July 2022 at 09:58 AM

"Trump has proven himself unworthy to be this country’s chief executive again."

The New York Post is being presumptuous as the only way that Trump can be proven to be unworthy to again be POTUS is for him to run and be defeated.

George Rebane

Educational Moment (one mo tahm) - The easiest way to remember the difference between 'less' and 'fewer' is if you can count them it's 'fewer', if not, it's 'less'.

Gregory

Kesti 946a

Fewer smarts.

Paul Emery

Those are editorials expressing the opinions of Conservative newspapers. The New York Post endorsed Trump in 2020

Bill Tozer

Well thank you George and Michael. Give you all an E for effort. I am already Biden confused. After much time and much long suffering on part of the readers (and tongue biting restraint) with my English as a native tongue, I have found over time folks have taken to moi English and used it as their own. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Much obliged.

Yesterday i could not spell English teacher. Today i r 1.

George Rebane

BillT 1113am - My sympathies are with you Mr Tozer, since English, with which I struggle, is my third language ;-)

Bill Tozer

Oh my. I am being taken to the woodshed now.

‘Stop Sharing Political Memes’
They are a doorway into stupidity and misery.

https://quillette.com/2022/07/23/stop-sharing-political-memes/

What does he know anywho?

Scott O

Paul - you can't even count to two.
That was one conservative newspaper.
And that same newspaper would tell you if there were a Biden/Trump election today, they would vote for Trump.
Biden has openly sold out our country to our enemies for cash to his family. He has encouraged an ongoing invasion of our border. He has falsly accused border agents of crimes and never apologized.
I haven't heard you or anyone else suggest what Trump could have done that would have prevented or stopped the riot that he hadn't already done.
He offered Nancy fed help and she refused. It was her command at the capitol building. Why didn't she do something?
The whole thing looks like a bunch of Monday Morning Quarterbacks with the assistance of hindsight and vastly more info than what Trump had to tell us that he could have stopped the mess.
Until there is a proper investigation with all pertinent witnesses called and all sides heard from, I would say that Trump just decided that no matter what he did, the haters were just gonna hate.

Paul Emery

Add Murdocks Wall Street Journal to the list of Conservative publications that have flipped on Trump:

Under the headline, "The President Who Stood Still on Jan. 6," The Wall Street Journal editorial board harshly criticized the former president.

"No matter your views of the Jan. 6 special committee, the facts it is laying out in hearings are sobering. The most horrifying to date came Thursday in a hearing on President Trump’s conduct as the riot raged and he sat watching TV, posting inflammatory tweets and refusing to send help," the editorial board wrote.

"The committee’s critics are right that it lacks political balance," the newspaper wrote. "Still, the brute facts remain: Mr. Trump took an oath to defend the Constitution, and he had a duty as Commander in Chief to protect the Capitol from a mob attacking it in his name. He refused. He didn’t call the military to send help. He didn’t call Mr. Pence to check on the safety of his loyal VP. Instead he fed the mob’s anger and let the riot play out."

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-president-who-stood-still-donald-trump-jan-6-committee-mike-pence-capitol-riot-11658528548?mod=hp_opin_pos_1

Bill Tozer

Michael K @ 9:49 am

“OOPS! I got it backward!

Correction:…”
No worries my fine fellow. We all make mistakes. To err is human, to forgive is divine. Takes a man of good character to promptly admit he is wrong and correct his errand ways. Only men of good strong character do that….while others, for some psychological or emotion sickness, never can say, “I was wrong.”

Kinda like the character defect sited in the old tried and true adage, “Being a Green Libertarian means never having to say you are sorry.” Or was that Dems? Or,Progressives? Or pinkos. Much less effort.

Paul Emery

Scott

Are you saying Trump was helpless to do anything on the day of the riot where he did nothing but watch TV for three hours? He is the top law enforcement officer in the country. Not one call for help from him while our elected officials ran for their lives from a self described lynch mob who looted the capitol. Did you actually read either or both of the editorials I provided?

From the Wall Street Journal

“Mr. Trump took an oath to defend the Constitution, and he had a duty as Commander in Chief to protect the Capitol from a mob attacking it in his name. He refused. He didn’t call the military to send help. He didn’t call [then-Vice President Mike Pence] to check on the safety of his loyal VP. Instead he fed the mob’s anger and let the riot play out,” the editorial board wrote.

Scott O

Oh, so Trump should have sent in the military?
As I remember - people exactly like Paul hated Trump when he actually did call for military action against civilians.
Trump offered military help to Nancy and she could have made the same call but she didn't. So, Nancy's inaction is good but Trump's inaction is bad.
As I said, Paul - until I see an actual impartial sorting out of all the facts I see nothing to make an opinion on of what Trump should have or could have done that would have actually prevented or ended the riots.
The clown show run by the Dems has had the desired effect of hiding what the Dems did and throwing shade on Trump. They had decided before the hearings even started that Trump would be shown in a bad light. When only the prosecutor is allowed to present arguments they can make Santa Clause look bad.
They're playing you, Paul. You and all of America. I'm not buying it.

Don Bessee

The ponytail of ignorance loves to lie @1139 The Attorney General is the top Law Enforcement officer in the country DUH!

;-)

Michael Kesti

Don Bessee | 24 July 2022 at 12:19 PM

"DUH!" typically indicates stupidity or ignorance rather than a lie. But I suspect that won't stop you from posting your sophomoric accusations and name-calling.

Paul Emery

There are undeniable facts based on sworn testimony that that he did nothing but watch TV while the Capitol was attacked by his supporters and that he encouraged to go to the Capitol and fight to reverse the election. How can you dispute that?

Trump quotes Jan 6:

“And we fight. We fight like hell And if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.”
“All of us here today do not want to see our election victory stolen by emboldened radical-left Democrats, which is what they’re doing … We will never give up, we will never concede. It doesn’t happen. You don’t concede when there’s theft involved.”

Trump is such a nut case. This what he said about his rant on Jan 6:

“I have nothing to hide,” Trump told Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Friday night. “I wasn’t involved in that and if you look at my words and what I said in the speech, they were extremely calming, actually.”

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-fight-like-hell-speech-extremely-calming-1270504/

Paul Emery

You're wrong Don, Michael. thought you knes more about how things work but I'm wrong about that. Here you go:

The Executive Branch
From the President, to the Vice President, to the Cabinet, learn more about the Executive Branch of the government of the United States

"he power of the Executive Branch is vested in the President of the United States, who also acts as head of state and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. The President is responsible for implementing and enforcing the laws written by Congress and, to that end, appoints the heads of the federal agencies, including the Cabinet. The Vice President is also part of the Executive Branch, ready to assume the Presidency should the need arise.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/our-government/the-executive-branch/

Michael Kesti

Paul Emery | 24 July 2022 at 12:41 PM

None of that changes that the hearings are Kangaroo Kabuki. Their credibility would be greatly improved by allowing cross-examination that might ensure that the whole truth is revealed. The hearing's political motivations are obvious to those willing to see them.

Michael Kesti

Paul Emery | 24 July 2022 at 12:49 PM

"Is the president the chief law enforcement officer?

"Not exactly. The Constitution says that the president shall "take care that the laws be faithfully executed," not that he must personally enforce the law. Generally, the Attorney General of the United States is considered the nation's chief law enforcement officer."

https://constitution.findlaw.com/article2/annotation16.html

Don Bessee

Still burdened with that comprehension issue eh @1249 - LOL

The United States attorney general (AG) leads the United States Department of Justice, and is the chief law enforcement officer of the federal government of the United States. The attorney general serves as the principal advisor to the president of the United States on all legal matters. The attorney general is a statutory member of the Cabinet of the United States.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Attorney_General

;-)

Paul Emery

Once again. How can this be more clear?

"The President is responsible for implementing and enforcing the laws written by Congress "

What does "enforcing the laws" mean to you Don and Michael? Are you saying the President didn't have the authority to take action during the Jan 6 riot?

Don Bessee

BWAAAAAAAAHAHA @ 102 ROFLOL TDS squared

;-)

Scott O

Hilarious - "The President is responsible for implementing and enforcing the laws written by Congress."
But that only applies to Trump under certain circumstances when we would like it to.
Right?
As I pointed out, Paul - when Trump tried to order the military in to protect fed buildings you lefties had a huge howling cow.
Nancy was in charge of security at the capitol. She made that abundantly clear. Why didn't she do something other than think - "Oh, this is wonderful, I hope there are a lot of bodies to count later. We 'll hammer the Rs with this for sure! Think of all the crap we can pull and use this to cover it up!"

Michael Kesti

Paul Emery | 24 July 2022 at 01:07 PM

In your 11:39 you said, "He is the top law enforcement officer in the country." By statute, the president delegates the role of the country's top law enforcement officer to the attorney general. Do you understand the difference?

Paul Emery


So Scott in your opinion was OK for Trump to fiddle while the Capitol was attacked.

“Nero fiddles while Rome burns” has become a phrase used to criticise someone who is doing something trivial or irresponsible in the face of an emergency. Nero was blamed for ignoring a serious matter, and neglecting his people while they suffered."

Gregory

Punch punches.

Gregory

Kesti 1239p

You really shouldn't be casting stones here.

Michael Kesti

Paul Emery | 24 July 2022 at 01:26 PM

A problem is that the proverbial fiddling for which you would indict Trump occurred prior to the proverbial burning at the Capitol. Neither the POTUS nor the DOJ/AG have the authority to preemptively deny the people's right to assemble in protest because of what might happen.

Don Bessee

The delusions of grandeur winner of the week -

Cheney reiterates she hasn’t decided on running for president in 2024

https://currently.att.yahoo.com/news/cheney-reiterates-she-hasn-t-143747393.html

;-)

George Rebane

re PaulE 126pm - I wonder how Paul would address the president enforcing his national security responsibility and the federal laws that prescribe securing our borders.

A case can be made that the 6J riot occurred on the premises of another branch of government the security for which is specifically spelled out to be under the control of the House Speaker who did NOTHING to discharge her duties, including issuing a request for reinforcements to the Capitol security personnel she failed to prepare and refused to direct.

Michael Kesti

Gregory | 24 July 2022 at 01:37 PM

Does your butt hurt so much that you will continue with these?

Bill Tozer

Michael: this is the Sandbox and civil discussions are optional. Desired, but optional. All the speech police over the years threw up their hands, took their baseball and bat and went home. Welcome to the cesspool. Don’t be a control freak. We have a web monitor, but ya, it is desired that we always strive for a open exchange of ideas in a civil manner…..but to quote a fav poster, ‘It’s like picking a scab. You know you could not do it, but you do it anyway.” Yes, it’s hard to soar with eagles when you fly turkeys and all that meme stuff.

Humans nature being human nature, with some more spiritually developed than others, tells me that you are heading towards the frustration ride. Look at Wile E Coyote….opps, I did it again…correction…..look at Punch E Emery and one and see the frustration grow and grow until that blue pimple between his soldiers not only forms into a rather looking head, but…thar she blows! That is no popping head, that is an eruption. Hot, hot, hot under the collar.

Surprised you did not go OCD on Punchy about Nero. We all know it was a mistranslation of the word that gave birth to the saying Nero fiddled around While Roma burned. Nero actually was playing the violin to calm his savage beast.

I never knew their was a difference between a fiddle and a violent until they came up with the electric violin and electric fiddle. I always thought the difference between a fiddle and a violin was only if a banjo was accompanying the ensemble.

Michael Kesti

Bill Tozer | 24 July 2022 at 02:14 PM

I have participated here in the past and am very much aware of the nature of this forum.

I've made no demands as would a control freak. Instead, I have indicated how I feel about some of the regulars' effluent. You might do well to think of these as my additions to the cesspool.

Bill Tozer

LOOSE ENDS (176)
A few stray notes from the pub while a line of rain passes through. .

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2022/07/loose-ends-176.php

In the Year of the Reckoning, the omens were everywhere. Cubs had not to the Series (or won the series in 111 years, 111 stitches on a fastball. Or was that 108 years and stitches. Even Crabb knows what the results of the mid-terms are very very highly likely to be. He may not be happy about it, but he knows. Plain as the beak on somebody’s face.

Don Bessee

The EU is committing suicide with the demise of putins gas supply the germans are shutting down perfectly good nuke plants and then you have the war on food. LET THEM EAT BUGS! -

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2022/07/24/great-reset-government-to-target-farmers-with-carbon-emissions-cuts-of-around-28-per-cent/

;-)

Gregory

Kesti 145p

Finally, you fall to the level of your intelligence and education. No more pretenses, please.

Gregory

toes 214p

Of course, the fiddle and the violin are the very same instrument, the difference is in what is being played and by who.

The main difference between violins, violas, cellos and bass viols are the expected burning times in a fire.

Michael Kesti

Gregory | 24 July 2022 at 02:50 PM

It still hurts, huh?

Paul Emery

So George are you saying that if Trump is witness to crimes being committed and nothing is being done about he should do nothing if it is not in his jurisdiction? The list of staff, family and associates that BEGGED Trump to do something is huge. Are you aware of that? Here are some examples, more to follow:

Former White House counsel Pat Cipollone was asked question after question in the recorded testimony about Trump's actions: did he call the secretary of defense? The attorney general? The head of Homeland Security? Cipollone answered "no" to each query.

"He's got to condemn this shit ASAP," Trump's eldest son, Don Jr., appealed in a text message to Trump's chief of staff, Mark Meadows. "They will try to fuck his entire legacy on this if it gets worse."

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Witnesses in the room were Matthew Pottinger, a deputy national security adviser under Trump, and Sarah Matthews, a deputy press secretary in his White House. Both resigned in the hours following the riot.

"If the president had wanted to make a statement and address the American people, he could have been on camera almost immediately," Matthews testified. "If he had wanted to make an address from the Oval Office, we could have assembled the White House press corps within minutes.

"Trump was pouring gasoline on the fire," Matthews said.

Asked for his assessment of the riot, Cipollone said in the testimony shown on Thursday that it could not be justified in any way. "It was wrong and it was tragic and it was a terrible day for this country."

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-capitol-probes-season-finale-focus-trump-supporters-three-hour-rage-2022-07-21/

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Scott O

Paul - I give you credit for being (I think) older than I and having the stamina to move goal posts at such a clip.
As I recall these hearings would certainly result in the uncovering of heinous crimes and find Trump whisked to the dungeon in irons posthaste.
Yet here we find you now condemning him on the basis of all manner of breaking social etiquette, getting the thumbs down from newspaper boards and the exasperation of family. Nancy must hie herself to the chambers with her staff and write new laws to keep up with your scornful disapproval of the man.
And the gymnastics you perform!
Why - despite your decrepitude, you are as agile as a young gal on the parallel bars twisting this way and that with your ever-new brand of morals and methods of governance.
Why, laws are being broken! And yet Trump has yet to float to the tumultuous throng and wave his arms majestically and like the magi in the Sorcerer's Apprentice point this way and that and cause the riotous gathering to calm as an ebbing storm ceases to cause waves to crash against the shore.

Paul Emery


Scott

Can you tell me why Trump didn't do everything possible to thwart the invasion of the Capitol once he saw it happening? Can you tell me who he notified and when that something had to be done and things were out of control.

George Rebane

Paul, you have had a severe case of TDS ever since the summer of 2016. You know there are no rabid Trump supporters here on RR. And you have been told countless times what are the nuanced opinions and attitudes about Trump. And yet you continue some kind of uproductive third degree interrogation here that is shedding no light on any Trump issue you raise, but which do shed a lot of light on your own mentality. Why are you doing this?

fish

I really can’t believe that you all are attempting to engage psul in anything other than blatant mockery. To be made sport of is his raison d'être.

Anything else is simply a waste of everyone’s time.

Scott O

fish - I point you to my 3:38.

Scott O

Paul - "Can you tell me why Trump didn't do everything possible to thwart the invasion of the Capitol..."
EVERYTHING?
Ya mean like F-15s and nukes?

Actually I can't - but since you can read minds, Paul - why don't you tell us?
And maybe Paul can tell us why Biden and Co are encouraging and abetting the border invasion?
Could have sworn Paul muttered something about the POTUS s'posed to uphold the law or sumpin.
But of course - that was then and this is now.
Every new day brings a fresh set of morals for our little Pauly.

Paul Emery

Primarily because there are people who read this blog who deserve to hear all sides of the story. You say there are " no rabid Trump supporters here on RR" yet not one of the regulars here can even even agree that Trump did not do everything he could to stop the violence on Jan 6. Why do you think that is? By the way do you believe that Trump did everything he could to stop the violence on Jan 6?

Scott O

Paul - "...who deserve to hear all sides of the story."
Hilarious - ya mean like the Kangaroo Kourt you salivated all over?
"You say there are " no rabid Trump supporters here on RR" yet not one of the regulars here can even even agree that Trump did not do everything he could to stop the violence on Jan 6."

That statement is not logical, Paul.
On more than one level.
Please try to at least be logical.
And factual.

Paul Emery

Let me reword my question Scott to include Scott,exactly what did Trump do to stop the violence on Jan 6?

Michael Kesti

Paul Emery | 24 July 2022 at 04:31 PM

Your statement assumes that we haven't heard all sides of the story but you're very much about assuming facts that are not in evidence.

I will grant that there may have been more that Trump could have done to stop the violence on Jan 6. Why not? Monday morning quarterbacking is SO much fun.

Will you grant that Trump did not intend and was not the cause of that violence? Why not?

Scott O

George 4:03 - "And yet you continue some kind of uproductive third degree interrogation here that is shedding no light on any Trump issue you raise, but which do shed a lot of light on your own mentality. Why are you doing this?"

Because, George - he wants us to hear from the side of the folks that are guided by hatred.
It does have a purpose of sorts. Without Paul's input, I wouldn't have a clue as to what the cranial process is of the people I read about and see on the news in our country. It is truly the national cutting off of the nasal projection to spite the face of our country.

Scott O

Paul 4:43 - He told them plainly to "go in peace".
Maybe you have the secret signal where he told them to kill the police?
No - you don't.
As soon as there is a truly bi-partisan and fair hearing of ALL witnesses and a chance for ALL sides to be heard and questioned, I (and you, Paul) have no friggin clue what all actually transpired before and after the riots.
You lash out in ignorance and hate - I hold my counsel until I have ascertained all the relevant facts.
Enjoy your hatred and spite, Paul - it eats your body and soul like nothing else.

Paul Emery

Michael

I cannot grant that at this time. Trump was desperate because Pence would not do his bidding and never tried the stop the mob even when they were chanting Hang Pence. He never once has assumed any responsibility for what happened and the deaths that occurred. How could he be so lame as to believe that when he said 'Fight Like Hell' that some members of the mob would resort to violence. Perhaps if he were to do that I could change my mind but nothing so far. How is that different than yelling FIRE in a movie theater?

Paul Emery


How could he be so lame as to not believe...

Don Bessee

He is so cute when he stomps his little feet and holds his breath WHY! WHY! WHY!

;-)

Paul Emery

Don is talking about Trump but he should have said "slaps his little hands".

fish

Gentlemen…..it is exactly as I said….COMPLETE…WASTE….OF….TIME.

Michael Kesti

Paul Emery | 24 July 2022 at 04:59 PM

Nobody can be held responsible for what others chant.

"Fight like hell" is a commonly used phrase, just as, "I'm going to kill that guy.", which are not typically intended to be taken literally. I am certain that there are many examples of politicians of all stripes who have used the former. Except in the court of TDS opinion, this not indictable.

Scott O

Paul 5:12 - Oh great - now Paul is making fun of a person based on his birth defects.
Are you proud, Paul? Is this what your hatred and bile lead you to?
Do you also call out Dems who tell their supporters to fight?
As I said - Paul awakens to each new day with a new set of morals to fit his bias and hate.

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