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17 August 2023

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Gregory

oooh fresh litter

Let's not forget Natalie Adona, who posted at The Union using the pseudonym Feministic to slander, well... me.

fishanthrope

Let's not forget Natalie Adona, who posted at The Union using the pseudonym Feministic to slander, well... me.


I'm sure a stern rebuke of Ms. Adona from local "stalwart man about town" will be immediately forthcoming!

Posting under a pseudonym....well I never!

Individual Juan

Trump is pissed! They are making him look orange and fat😂

https://www.meidastouch.com/news/trump-fox-pics-fat-orange

Gregory

Individual Peeline 1208p

As opposed to pasty white and fat?


BTW what's the news from Baltimore, and John Hopkin U? Have not heard any glowing news about any JHU students from Nirvana Silly for awhile.

Paul Emery

George

Can you list a few specifics that led you to post your opinion of the California Republican party platform?

Gregory

"The California Republican Party recently released its regularly scheduled updates to the party platform"

George followed with a link to it.

Seems simple enough. Punch?

Paul Emery


Gregory

I followed the link and read it but I don't know the specific issues that George is referring to when he speaks of " major retreats".

Gregory

Seems simple enough.
Good luck figuring it out for yourself.

Don Bessee

Hey the hat trick or as creepy grampa joe calls it the depends triple dribble -

CNN
Fact check: Biden tells three false personal anecdotes in economic speech

https://currently.att.yahoo.com/att/cm/fact-check-biden-tells-three-230033705.html

;-)

Paul Emery

Gregory

I want to know specifically what George is referring to as a basis for conversation.

Gregory

I sincerely doubt that, Punch.

You're just looking for a good place to punch.

Don Bessee

Bidenomics HA, more like destroy citizens standard of living in favor of God knows who crossing the open borders -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/17/report-nearly-half-of-parents-struggle-to-afford-diapers/

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/17/biden-oversees-record-border-crossers-in-u-s-with-unresolved-asylum-claims-outpacing-populations-of-11-states/

;-)

Individual Juan

Wow, “Independent” CuddleFish seems upset that Trump thinks Fox News is making him look orang and fat.

Maybe send Trump a “feel better” card.

Individual Juan

Team De-Sanctimonious super dumb super pac sends memo letting everyone see Bambi Hater De-Sanctimonious debate notes.

https://int.nyt.com/data/documenttools/de-santis-debate-memo/6168af048af86ab9/full.pdf

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It’s “Cuttlefish” moron.


There’s that Northwestern University masters degree intellectual prowess again.

How much did you pay to be this stupid, fat man?

Paul Emery

Actually, my 1:45 question was for George not you Gregory.

Paul Emery

This is from Breitbart no less

Former Attorney General Bill Barr said Thursday on FNC’s “Your World” that former President Donald Trump was warned by his lawyers his actions would lead to legal troubles.

Barr said, “I resigned on December 14 because I thought that at that point, the state votes were certified, and that was the end of the legal process.”

He added, “And I also didn’t like the way he was spouting the Big Lie. I thought that was irresponsible. But he took it much further than even I expected, or anyone expected. And during this time, he was being told by lawyers in the White House that if he kept on doing this, he would spend the rest of his life tangling with the criminal justice process. And that’s exactly what’s happened. He shouldn’t be surprised, and no one else should be surprised.”

Anchor Neil Cavuto said, “Well, the fact he didn’t drop things could lead to some to believe, and his people who defend him say, that he genuinely did feel that he was robbed and this was the good fight and the proper fight.”

Barr said, “Well, even if he did — and I’m dubious about that — but even if he did, that doesn’t mean you can use illegal meaning to rectify it. If you think the bank is unfairly keeping your money, there are many things you can do to get it back; You can’t go and rob the bank.”

https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2023/08/17/barr-lawyers-told-trump-post-election-actions-legally-perilous-no-one-should-be-surprised/

The Estonian Fox

Residue from the Maui fires:
Hawaii gov. Green pledges to ban 'predatory' land grabs - he doubled down on his vow to protect residents from predatory land grabs late Wednesday, urging outsiders not to make offers for burned-out homes and saying his attorney general is working to set up a moratorium on land transactions. He urged developers not to approach homeowners or their families with offers to buy, adding that it will be a "significant amount of time" before construction can begin.

"My intention from start to finish is to make sure that no one is victimized from a land grab," Green said. "There are some legal challenges there, we are going to push right through those and make sure people don't lose their land."

So if you, a willing seller, want to make a legal contract with a willing buyer, for your property, you will be prevented from doing so. On the other hand, should the govt want to use eminent domain to take your land when you don't want to sell, that may still be OK. Evidently you wouldn't "lose" your land under eminent domain, but if you sold at market value to an outsider, you would be "losing" your land.

Note that the governor is 'pushing through the legal challenges' involved with stopping a legal contract.

Look for the population of Lahaina to mirror that of Paradise CA after their fire - that is, to plummet by 80% over the next 5-10 years.

fishanthrope

Posted by: The Estonian Fox | 18 August 2023 at 06:41 AM


Note that the governor is 'pushing through the legal challenges' involved with stopping a legal contract.


Bigmouth idiot already let the cat out of the bag that the state wants to acquire that land.

Don Bessee

Thats going to leave a mark, down 20 points with hispanic voters and now underwater. -

https://www.foxnews.com/media/hispanic-voters-say-running-away-biden-big-cup-joe-overflowing-inflation

;-)

Scott O

Another adventure in how our betters are looking out for us:

"The Fastest Way to Get More People to Buy Electric Vehicles"

My first thought was that the govt would garnish money from our accounts or maybe just march us to the e-car store at gun point.
https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-fastest-way-to-get-more-people-to-buy-electric-vehicles
It turns out that we might need just a wee more charging stations.
Duh.
I did some checking on the WWW and it turns out there are actually some green weenies that have come to realize their vision of an all electric future might just run into a few reality-based road blocks that they kinda forgot to actually think about.
"Uh - guys? Hey - uh, it looks like houses only have so much capacity at the main panel and we're gonna need a coupla trillion to retro-fit all the houses and the neighborhoods."
Don't worry - be happy! We have the fastest money printing abilities in the whole wide world!

Don Bessee

Then there is this reality check -

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2023/08/18/reality-check-ford-ceo-admits-charging-ev-road-trip-pretty-challenging/

;-)

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Posted by: Scott O | 18 August 2023 at 05:32 PM


I confess that I enjoy reading about the poor, poor 120k Tesla drivers who seem to run into an inordinate amount of charging stations that don’t work! We’ll need another basket of Shameless Democrat Graft Acts Inflation Reduction Acts to rebuild all the busted ones in the field now.

Scott O

Don 6:03 - The big buzz about charging stations for travelers is actually missing the much larger issue. Whenever they have a story about the problems you might have when you travel they assume the day to day issue is all covered.
Sorta.
Heck - look on Amazon and you'll find a plethora of charging stations for your garage.
Easy Peasy.
Yeah, no actually not.
They don't plug into a 15 amp 120 volt outlet. They plug into a 50amp 220 volt outlet.
You got a lot of those all over your garage, right?
And you have one for all of your vehicles, right?
And your lawnmower and your ATV and your ...

Don't forget you "went green" and had your gas range and furnace converted to electric.

Your main panel is totally overloaded.

And the transformers in your neighborhood are totally overloaded.

Now that's assuming you have a garage or off street parking on your lot.
Ever been to a big city like LA or Seattle?
Thousands upon thousands of cars out on the street every night - how do they get recharged?
Uh - little green fairies wave a magic wand over them?

Our nation is wandering off into insanity presided over by morons that have no understanding of physics or reality.

Scott O

fish emoji 6:09 - The last time I was down on I5 at Kettleman City and then Wheeler Ridge Pumping Station, the e-cars were lined up at the juice bars cooling their heels.
When I go cross country (a lot) I want to cover at least 6 to 7 hundred miles a day.
I've done Belleville KS to Nevada City in 2 days.
If I can't refuel in 15 minutes, then my life is not the happy place the green weenies are promising.
I call BS on the whole deal.

Scott O

Heck - as long as I'm on a tear -
"California high-speed rail and the American infrastructure tragedy, explained"

Except the author of the article has no clue.

Hilarity ensues.
"I-5 out of LA toward Bakersfield takes the direct route that was rejected for high-speed rail. Forcing everyone on the road to detour east to Palmdale to promote local economic development would be unthinkable. When the government builds a road project, it tries to make it useful for road users."

Well, gee - why not the choo choo train as well?
Can't you just see the splendid California High Speed Rail Train going 240 up the Grapevine?
Why not promote a canal boat ride between LA and Frisco?
It makes as much sense.
Remember -
"Amtrak takes you where you want to go"
The train station?
Pretty sure that wasn't where I wanted to go.
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/2/15/18224717/california-high-speed-rail-canceled

Scott O

Bidenomics at work -

"Why Treasury yields keep rising, causing pain for stock-market investors"

Hey - who cares about stock market investors?

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-treasury-yields-keep-rising-causing-pain-for-stock-market-investors-4a610c58

Scott O

"Net-zero by 2050: Will it be costly to decarbonize the global economy?"

Nah - ever seen a caveman pay a dime for rent?

https://www.marketwatch.com/video/sectorwatch/net-zero-by-2050-will-it-be-costly-to-decarbonize-the-global-economy/F3B1246F-9CD8-4D34-87E1-01B23AF36D8D.html

Our country is going broke while it follows a pathway of an impossibility.

Scott O

This stuff just writes its own sarcastic take down:

"The guidelines demand that math teachers be “committed to social justice work” to “equip students with a toolkit and mindset to identify and combat inequities with mathematics”—not with the ability to do math."

This is mind bending stuff.
Students are to be "equipped" to combat "inequalities" with mathematics.
OK.
But not with an ability to actually "do" mathematics.

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/08/math-for-dummies.php

Gregory

The fuzzy math folk have been on a roll for many decades. They run public education from pre-k to postgraduate in California.

Gregory

Today's Pearls made me think of Punchy:

https://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2023/08/19

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I’m just glad we have such a competent and responsible press staying on top of the stories that matter.....


Kid Rock spotted drinking a Bud Light


Hard hitting stories like this make me think that no talent embarrassments like He who shall remain nameless and Nevada City’s own 500 lb Barbara Walters impersonator are really the exception and not the rule.

Don Bessee

Trigger warning for the TDS set -

Jake Tapper admits ‘Trump was right,’ ‘Biden was wrong’ about Hunter Biden in 2020 presidential debate
Tapper noted reporting on Hunter Biden's business dealings 'directly goes against what Joe Biden said in the debate'

https://www.foxnews.com/media/jake-tapper-admits-trump-right-biden-wrong-hunter-biden-2020-presidential-debate

;-)

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Speaking of your own local empty headed mouthpieces for progressivism......



"Leave Neutrality Behind": Soros-Backed UT Austin Initiative Embraces Advocacy Journalism



It’s what the “mainstream” media has always aspired to be....the marketing arm of the democrats.



https://www.zerohedge.com/political/leave-neutrality-behind-soros-backed-ut-austin-initiative-embraces-advocacy-journalism

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Former reader of “news” in your fair burgh thinks President Brainstem is just a regular guy in politics, doing the lords work looking out for other regular guys not in politics.



NYT: Weiss wanted to let Hunter off scot-free -- until IRS whistleblowers fought back



Wonder how many “regular guys” have their very own advocate in the Federal prosecutors office actively trying to get them off the hook?

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Okay, I realize that you never managed to figure out reproduction …..as either sex….but I still think the description is apt.


Grifters Gonna Grift: Lincoln Project Adviser Sells Overpriced Trump-Themed Mints to Depressed Liberal Wine Moms
.


Not that you’re a grifter ….but more a “depressed liberal Wine 🍷 Mom”.


Whaddya think…..something you might like as a Saturnalia gift this year….some lovely mints.


https://freebeacon.com/politics/lincoln-project-grift-scandal/

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……sigh!

The Wall Street Journal is getting nearly as bad as former RR’s helper monkey sockpuppet “jon” in suggesting how “Republicans” could win if they’d only be more progressive…..”I’d be happy to vote for John Kasich!”


Mitt Romney’s Political Journey Reaches a Crossroads


It would be a better headline if it was a little less “lofty” and just told the truth.


Mitt Romney’s Journey as Charles Schumer’s Comfort Woman Reaches a Crossroads


Mittens Cucksworthy the 3rd - the official eunuch of Major League Baseball

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Translation.....we need non-crazies to occasionally agree with us legislatively to provide cover for the normal dysfunctional neuroses that make up the democrat party agenda.


The US needs a Trump-free Republican Party to make America sane again....



https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-755217

Don Bessee

So the bill passes house and senate to finish the wall team creepy grampa joe does this -

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-quietly-auctions-trump-border-wall-parts-stunt-republican-effort-restart-construction-report

;-)

Scott O

pescado emoji 12:09 - re "The US needs a Trump-free Republican Party to make America sane again...."

When Trump was Pres (pre-covid)

No war in Ukraine.
The Euros were being told (correctly) they needed to not be dependent on Russian energy.
The Euros were being told (correctly) they needed to start building up NATO themselves.
Inflation was low.
Our nation was energy self-sufficient for the first time in decades.
Way fewer people coming across the border.
US CO2 output was lowering faster than any other industrial nation.

Downside -

Mean tweets

But fer gawds sakes let's not have anymore Trump!!
Could we do better than Trump?
Of course, but Trump is still streets ahead of any Dem or Left-Indie.
Millions of people hate Trump. I get it. But shooting off your foot to spite your toes is really not the way.
Unless you're bat-shit crazy.
Then there is little hope for you to be "sane" no matter what the Rs do.

Scott O

"FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell on Sunday warned that the agency's disaster relief fund could experience a shortage by mid-September. "

Maybe the folks in Hawaii could claim that they were attacked by Russia?

Gregory

fish-fish-fishy 1209p


Back when DJ Trump was still a Democrat, every election year the news media would act as if the GOP nominee was every bit as horrible as they've been saying Trump is, at least since 2015.

The left of center in the USA have been steadily brainwashed and cannot think rationally.

fishanthrope

Posted by: Scott O | 20 August 2023 at 03:08 PM

Then there is little hope for you to be "sane" no matter what the Rs do.


Dudesicle....you did note who composed the headline...?

Paul Emery


So Gregory you are saying that to support Trump would be rational thinking. Once again you are showing your support for Trump.

fishanthrope

So Gregory you are saying that to support Trump would be rational thinking. Once again you are showing your support for Trump.


#seniledementia

Gregory

TDS is irrational, Punch. You've got it because you've been subjected to high-grade brainwashing for years.

Scott O

fishing with rope 5:39 - I was referring to those who hate Trump so much they'll put up with war and a crappy economy.

Mea Culpa - should have made it more clear.

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Posted by: Scott O | 20 August 2023 at 07:40 PM


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Paul Emery


Gregory reaffirmed in his 6:36 that there is nothing unusual or extreme about Trumps behavior. So why then Gregory does he have 91 indictments against him in both the State and federal level?

As I recall Gregory you believed Trump when he stated that if he were President he would end the war in the Ukraine in 24 hours.


From Fox News

Former President Donald Trump explained his plan to secure peace in Ukraine within 24 hours of taking back the White House on Sunday, saying he would tell Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to make a deal.

Trump made the comments during an interview on Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures" with host Maria Bartiromo.

Gregory

So, by Punchy's estimation, the Biden taking of a $20 million dollar bribe is normal business.

The Estonian Fox

In other news - the US Women's National Team (that would be in soccer) celebrated its 0-0 victory yesterday over the Republic of the Upper Volta. The RUV coach said his players were simply overwhelmed - by the hair colors of the Americans.

The top RUV player said "Nous riions si fort que nous ne pouvions pas jouer nos pièces."

Yeah, yeah, I know, it's not RUV anymore, but I just savor saying the capital Ouagadougou. Just rolls off the tongue. At least my tongue.

fishanthrope

Yeah.....but it's the United States that's the most horribilist, evilist, most rayyycist country in the whole wide world!


Saudi Border Guards Accused of Killing Hundreds of African Migrants...


https://dnyuz.com/2023/08/21/saudi-border-guards-accused-of-killing-hundreds-of-african-migrants/

Gregory

punchy 915p

"As I recall Gregory you believed Trump when he stated that if he were President he would end the war in the Ukraine in 24 hours."

Nope. I never said that. How you translated that from what I did write I am sure I do not know.

I am reminded of a friend of mine in high school who was a die hard Democrat... Italian family, his grandmother was off the boat. He thought a lot like Paul does... he'd make these outrageous claims about how good Democrats were and I'd poke holes in his arguments. He thought I was a Nixon supporter.

In the end, I voted for McGovern, he voted for Nixon.

Scott O

Well - amid all the ruckus and squabbling, we always have the 3rd way.

"Manchin claims both parties ‘villainize’ each other amid speculation about No Labels bid"

"“All they’re asking for is, ‘Do the citizens of the United States want some other options?’” he said."

And those options are?

Silence.

Joe Lieberman:
“But we hope that maybe the strength that we’re showing will be a message to the two parties to try to come back toward the center and, not to change what they think is right, but to begin to work together for the good of the country.”

This is nothing more than gibberish.
Just exactly what is "the good of our country"?
Do these people even use their brains for more than a nano-second a day?
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4160544-manchin-claims-both-parties-villainize-each-other-amid-speculation-about-no-labels-bid/

Scott O

Ah, - now we see what they really want.

"Gun safety groups back Biden in 2024 — with no other alternative"

but...
"But one of the big asks advocates say the White House hasn’t come through on is the establishment of a designated office solely focused on curbing gun violence."

They really just want more bureaucracy!

Everyone knows when the feds set up an office to make something go away, the office works solely to just make itself bigger and more powerful. The last thing a bureaucracy wants is for their reason for existence to cease to exist.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/4157662-gun-safety-groups-back-biden-in-2024-with-no-other-alternative/

fishanthrope

"Manchin claims both parties ‘villainize’ each other amid speculation about No Labels bid"


Joe Manchin either blatantly lied about opposing the Green Nude Eel"...err...excuse me.... the laughably titled Inflation Reduction Act or let himself get very publicly pantsed by President Brainstem's handlers. In either case no one that naive deserves to ever be more than a senator from West Virginny.


Useless putz!

Paul Emery

Gregory

You refused to be critical of him which I take as support Gregory. Lets Try again, do you support Trump when he says he would end the war in Ukraine in 24 hours?

fisanthrope

Speaking of useless putz!


Gregory

You refused to be critical of him which I take as support Gregory. Let's Try again, do you support Trump when he says he would end the war in Ukraine in 24 hours?

Paul Emery

Gregory writes:

"So, by Punchy's estimation, the Biden taking of a $20 million dollar bribe is normal business."

Has Biden been indicted for that? You stated, when it came to Trump, he was innocent till proven guilty of the 91 felony charges filed against him. I guess that doesn't apply to Biden.

What "evidence" do you base that statement on?

fishanthrope

See now... a certain someone....let's just call him "Useless Naive Putz" is always whining that "We don't criticize those on the right" and that equates to "support" in whatever mythical political philosophy he claims to follow. What it really means that in keeping with his proud hippy heritage he expects me to do his complaining for him....Maannnnn!


Anyway....


Sen. Ted Cruz Demands Anheuser-Busch Hand Over Dylan Mulvaney Information


Textbook example of a useless grandstander! A category that you'd think that that certain someone would would favorably inclined towards given the fact that he....well I'll just leave it at that for now.



https://www.zerohedge.com/political/sen-ted-cruz-demands-anheuser-busch-hand-over-dylan-mulvaney-information

Paul Emery


Gregory

Here's some information from Pew research showing that less than half of a percentof federal crime charges that went to trial were acquitted making Trumps situation pretty grim.


"Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty this week to federal criminal charges related to his alleged mishandling of classified documents after his departure from the White House in 2021. The unprecedented charges against Trump and his subsequent plea raise the question: How common is it for defendants in federal criminal cases to plead not guilty, go to trial and ultimately be acquitted?

In fiscal year 2022, only 290 of 71,954 defendants in federal criminal cases – about 0.4% – went to trial and were acquitted, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of the latest available statistics from the federal judiciary.

https://www.pewresearch.org/short-reads/2023/06/14/fewer-than-1-of-defendants-in-federal-criminal-cases-were-acquitted-in-2022/

Gregory

Golly Punch, why doesn't Biden's justice department investigate people named Biden?

You won't read about it in Rawstory.

The lawfare being waged against Trump is intended to bolster a dubious claim that Trump can't legally become president.

fishanthrope

Hey.....look what I found.....more MSNBC PunchyPorn™.


https://www.zerohedge.com/political/watch-msnbc-talking-head-delights-thought-trump-really-dirty-dangerous-scary-jail


Insert a "For your reading pleashure here!" with all the obligatory spelling and word choice errors that you'd expect.

fishanthrope

Insert a "For your reading pleashure here!" with all the obligatory spelling and word choice errors that you'd expect.

Crap.....autocorrect wouldn't let use the "you're" incorrectly! Someone really must force the stupidity at times!

Paul Emery

So Gregory you are contending that Trump is not guilty of any of the 91 indictments against him and it's all a scam run by Biden and Democrats.

Gregory

Golly, Punch, your latest caricature of my opinion is closer to the truth than your caricatures of your own opinion.

If Trump wasn't running for President, he wouldn't be a target. This is politics at its ugliest.

Orange Jesus

Good Morning Listless Vessels😆😂😆

Paul Emery

Gregory writes:

"If Trump wasn't running for President, he wouldn't be a target. This is politics at its ugliest. "

What is your proof of that Gregory?

Orange Jesus

MAGA lackeys at work, becoming more and more unhinged,

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12426037/California-woman-murdered-hanging-LGBT-pride-flag-store.html

Paul Emery

More from the conservative Wall Street Journal on the Trump disaster for the Republicans:

"Mr. Trump clearly thinks he has the nomination all but wrapped up, and judging by the current polls he has reason to think so. But what a message he is sending about the loyalty he thinks GOP voters owe him, " they accused.

"It would mean the Grand Old Party is going to nominate, for the third time, a man who has been indicted four times on 91 felony counts. We don’t mean despite being indicted. We mean because he’s been indicted.

In order to spite the Democrats for their partisan prosecutions, GOP voters would be doing exactly what Democrats and the press corps want them to do. Democrats want Republicans to nominate the man who has shown over the last three national elections that he is the greatest voter turnout machine for the Democratic Party since Franklin Delano Roosevelt."

More Here:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-ducks-the-gop-debate-candidate-politics-gop-nominee-race-election-2024-polls-indictment-c838c967?mod=hp_opin_pos_1


Orange Jesus

Tommy "Tubesteak" Tuberville so busy brown-nosing Trump he misses important vote,

https://www.al.com/news/2023/06/tuberville-misses-key-senate-vote-for-trump-event-republicans-are-furious.html

Gregory

Naranja Jesus 1147a

Truly a non issue. Had he been there kamalala would have cast the tie breaker vote.

Orange Jesus

What's not to love,

...and to think the MAGA logic was "anybody but Hillary" ...really?

"In January 2023, a federal judge fined Trump and his attorney nearly $1 million, characterizing him as "a prolific and sophisticated litigant who is repeatedly using the courts to seek revenge on political adversaries."[24]

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

Jesus of Naranja

...And Trump is done,

"The provision, Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, bars from office people who engage in “insurrection.” It has gotten renewed attention this month with publication of a lengthy law review article by two conservative legal scholars who argue that Trump’s conduct fits precisely within the amendment’s original meaning.

"Even before that, however, liberal legal groups had begun researching state laws and working with voters who could challenge Trump’s access to the ballot.

“The American public should expect to see a series of challenges filed in state after state,” says Ron Fein, legal director of one such group, Free Speech for People.

The Fourteenth Amendment itself, in Section 3, answers the question whether disqualification is “anti-democratic,” declaring that it is not. Rather, it is the conduct that gives rise to disqualification that is anti-democratic, per the command of the Constitution.

"One central question is whether Congress needs to pass a law to enforce the ban. Shortly after the amendment took effect, a federal appeals court held that was the case, but the recent law review article by professors William Baude of the University of Chicago and Michael Stokes Paulsen of the University of St. Thomas strongly disputed that.

“Section 3 is self-executing. That is, its disqualifications from office are constitutionally automatic,” they wrote, likening the disqualification to the requirement that the president be 35 years old and a natural born citizen.

“In our view, on the basis of the public record, former President Donald J. Trump is constitutionally disqualified from again being President (or holding any other covered office) because of his role in the attempted overthrow of the 2020 election and the events leading to the January 6 attack,” they said. State elections officials, they said, have a constitutional mandate to uphold the amendment’s terms.

Another well known conservative scholar, Steven Calabresi of Northwestern University’s law school, has taken the same position, as have some leading liberal scholars, including Harvard’s Laurence Tribe."

https://www.latimes.com/politics/newsletter/2023-08-18/trumps-criminal-cases-are-only-part-of-his-problem-get-ready-for-the-14th-amendment-battle-essential-politics

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Trying to figure out if dugsKKKi is back….”Orange Jesus” sounds like one of his bon mots. I’d just like to know if he had to climb out of his casket to join us on this cloudy day?

Don Bessee

Another jailhouse lawyer @1235 TDS fevered mutterings. LOL Whats the definition of a woman?

;-)

Gregory

punchy 1129a

Rachel Madcow was suggesting right off the bat that the charges be dropped if Trump agreed to not run.
https://www.foxnews.com/media/rachel-maddow-suggests-doj-quid-pro-quo-with-trump-drop-charges-leaves-2024-race

fishanthrope

What could possibly go wrong?


States look to hire illegal immigrants to fatten struggling police departments



Thanks President Brainstem.....!


https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2023/aug/21/states-look-to-hire-illegal-immigrants-to-fatten-s/?utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter

Paul Emery


You don't seem to get it Gregory, the Dems want him to run since he's such a historic loser. Once again here's a quote from the Conservative Wall Street Journal warnng the Repubs about the danger to the Republican party if he runs again.

"In order to spite the Democrats for their partisan prosecutions, GOP voters would be doing exactly what Democrats and the press corps want them to do. Democrats want Republicans to nominate the man who has shown over the last three national elections that he is the greatest voter turnout machine for the Democratic Party since Franklin Delano Roosevelt."

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-ducks-the-gop-debate-candidate-politics-gop-nominee-race-election-2024-polls-indictment-c838c967?mod=hp_opin_pos_1

Gregory

Punch, how considerate of you to go around warning folk that you think are acting against their best interests, but perhaps you should just let go.

Don't meddle in GOP or Libertarian affairs. That's a good chap. Begone.

Scott O

Paul - "the Dems want him to run..."

They want him to run in the primaries and win, then the Dems are counting on getting some jury of Trump haters to lay a felony on him and force the Rs to scramble for a candidate for the general. The Dems are terrified of Trump running in the general. In other countries, they hold snap elections. Can you imagine a snap election right now for POTUS with Senile Perv Corrupt Joe running against Trump?
Of course, Biden would get Paul's vote.
Paul loved it when he saw Joe fondle the little girl's nipple.
Paul thought - "that's the man I want as my leader".

Don Bessee

Looks like the lefty nazi did not think that one through!

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, announced earlier this summer it would keep its promise to block news content from Canada on its platforms because of a new law that requires tech giants to pay publishers for linking to or otherwise repurposing their content online.

The company, which is headquartered in Northern California, stood by its decision and said in a statement about the wildfires that people in Canada can continue to use Instagram and Facebook “to connect with their communities and access reputable information, including content from official government agencies, emergency services and non-governmental organizations.”

The country's residents and visitors are not able to view or share news on the Meta-owned social networks, including news articles, videos and audio posted by outlets inside or outside of Canada.

Meta has not been alone in its action. Google’s owner, Alphabet, also said it planned to remove Canadian news links in response to the new law

https://currently.att.yahoo.com/finance/news/prime-minister-justin-trudeau-slams-171836071.html

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Don Bessee

Gman perhaps antifa or blm would apricate the political wisdom of the ponytail of ignorance but then again, he is just another old ass white guy. LOL

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Paul Emery


Scott

You're allegiance to Trump is really pathetic. You blame his situation on everyone else but him. The Conservative publication Wall Street Journal has it right but Trumpers like you refuse to listen. What you chose to do is go after are the messengers like me and what does that accomplish?

Trump is the biggest political loser in modern history but you refuse to see that.

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Posted by: xxxx XXXXX| 21 August 2023 at 05:35 PM


It’s most unseemly for an 80 year old to have a tantrum just because nobody’s buying his ridiculous arguments or gives a crap about his political opinions.


….and hey, thanks in advance for agreeing with me.

Don Bessee

Hows that defund the police working out for you, thought so. LOL

The Austin, Texas, chief of police abruptly retired from his post on Monday in the wake of major staffing shortages, the absence of a police union contract and years of issues with the city council and mayors.

Austin Police Department Chief Joseph Chacon announced his retirement "with a heavy heart" on Monday in a post on X, formerly Twitter, saying he came to the decision after a lot of thought.

"This is one of the hardest messages that I’ve ever had to write," he said. "A few months ago, I began seriously considering retirement and after long conversations with my wife and family, and thoughtful prayer, I have now made the decision that the moment is right to hang it up on a 25-year career with APD."

The announcement comes as residents continue to feel the aftermath of staffing shortages, which include longer-than-normal hold times for those who call 911, and crime that continues to spiral out of control.

In 2020, the Austin City Council slashed APD's budget by about $150 million, or roughly a third of its budget at the time. A state law passed the following year forced the city to restore the lost funding to APD, but by then, officers were departing the force in large numbers. At the same time, the city paused police cadet classes, further squeezing the department's staffing.

Thomas Villarreal, president of the Austin Police Association, spoke to "Fox & Friends" on Monday, blaming the Austin City Council for neglecting local law enforcement and alleging that the council’s missteps created a larger problem.

"We just continue to have a city council that doesn’t show its police officers that [it] cares about them," Villarreal said.

During the summer of 2020, riots following the death of George Floyd took place in Austin, during which APD officers fired bean bags, rubber bullets and tear gas during a protest that spiraled out of control.

As a result, 19 officers were indicted on charges of aggravated assault, and at least one of those officers faces a charge of deadly conduct discharge of a firearm.

Villarreal said the officers were indicted for "doing their jobs."

The indictments were brought on by Travis County District Attorney Joe Garza, a George Soros-backed candidate accused of running on a platform in favor of prosecuting police.

Villarreal said the department currently has about 1,475 officers, in a city that should have closer to 2,000 officers and growing.

Since defunding, Austin has seen crime increase, and this year, residents are waiting longer for police to come to their aid amid a shortage of staff at the 911 call center.

It continued by saying, "Until City Hall rejects the poison of police abolitionists and their allied activists and ensures we have a strong, adequately staffed police department, public safety will continue to deteriorate."

https://www.foxnews.com/us/austin-police-chief-abruptly-retires-staffing-shortages-lack-police-union-contract

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Paul Emery

Fishhole is a joke when he accuses others of ridiculous arguments when he won't even use his real name because he's embarrassed about being a Trump supporter and doesn't want his friends and family to know.

Don Bessee

WOW how profound from the ponytail of ignorance deep in his fevorus TDS night sweats, shoulda got the salve when it might have attenuated some of the damage. But no and nothing to say or original thoughts. #sadoldman ROFLOL

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fishanthrope

Fishhole is a joke when he accuses others of ridiculous arguments when he won't even use his real name because he's embarrassed about being a Trump supporter and doesn't want his friends and family to know.


PunchyBot™ activate.....!

Paul Emery

Thanks for repeating my post fishhole. I appreciate it.

fishanthrope

Thanks for repeating my post fishhole. I appreciate it.


It's good to expose that vast audience of senile, slack jawed geriatrics to your idiocy more than once.....if only for the memory jog!

Gregory

"Fishhole is a joke when he accuses others of ridiculous arguments when he won't even use his real name because he's embarrassed about being a Trump supporter and doesn't want his friends and family to know."

-Punchy

Unless 'fish' actuallu wrote something like that, Paul Emery, every time you've written that is a separate count of libel.

And yes, libel can be made against a nom de plume.

Scott O

Paul 5:35 - "What you chose to do is go after are the messengers like me..."

I didn't "go after you" Paul. I just pointed out that there are still people like you that will vote for Biden despite the fact that he's a senile corrupt perv and that you liked him pinching that young girl's nipple.
You've never denied it.
I just thought that was the kind of thing you liked in a presidential candidate.

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Posted by: Gregory | 21 August 2023 at 09:46 PM


Don’t scare him off Gregory.....he’s too much fun ......a rhetorical Slam Man!

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fishanthrope

'Children Were Incinerated To Ash': Livid Hawaiians Slam Biden For Cracking Jokes, Lying About Wife


I'm sure that He who Hates Lying Politicians will be all over this with the righteous condemnation are used to seeing......

fishanthrope

Bummer......! I bet Jesus (Orange) hasn't been this upset since Pilate....



...never mind.


Posted by: Orange Jesus | 21 August 2023 at 11:38 AM

MAGA lackeys at work, becoming more and more unhinged...



Travis Ikeguchi, 27, made anti-LGBTQ posts before shooting dead California shop owner Laura Ann Carleton over her Pride flag


Not a white guy, not a republican, no evidence that he was a Trump supporter! Were you always this shitty at doing your jerb when you were a ...Court Scribe....err.....newspaper reporter?

Scott O

So - it turns out to be a crazy Nip! Sad emojis all around for the left. They were so sure it had to be a Trumpster.

"Ikeguchi also wrote posts critical of former President Donald Trump and his supporters,..."

“Trump supporters are mocking and acting to be like Christians; this the sign of the new Antichrist!”

Wow - sounds like one of Paul Emery's buddies!

Of course all of this will be ignored by the left...
Must stick to the NARRATIVE!

fishanthrope

What you chose to do is go after are the messengers like me and what does that accomplish....?


The generation of that most important of commodities .....humor!


Reminding all the humorous notion of a silly old man thinking that anybody gives a crap about what he thinks about politics!


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