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June 04, 2018

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Bunky

Hey

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Guys, I have pasted all of President Trump's tweets at the end of the last thread. There are a LOT, ranging from pardon powers and the Witch Hunt to trade and his first 500 days.

Sbwaters

We aren’t going to run the AP story on a subpoena. It’s all speculation - Like the seven hours of pre-game hype before the NBA final.

Stop using the hype to sell advertising.

Shut up and let ’em play the damn game.

Trowbrdge  H.  Fprd

Things returned to normal today when I read The Guardian online where it had an article about a shakeup in the North Korean leadership, probably a murderous one, based upon rumors in its military leadership, based upon a South Korean suspicions. No discussion though about the military guys disagreeing with Kim about still going ahead with claims that the country was going ahead with nuclearization when it was just what the Yanks had made up all along.

More bizarre when Joe Scarborough would only discuss our dictatator playing being a king on tv when his counsel that Giuliani loon indicated that he could have shot the former FBI Director Comey with impunity when it increasingly looks like he did see that poor Seth Rich was done so to help make Trump POTUS..

Thomas Collins

Note that even if there is legislation limiting POTUS's ability to terminate an investigation, POTUS could argue that such legislation violates the Executive Power clause of the constitution. Ultimately, notwithstanding the separation of powers questions that will provide scholars with grist for articles, Trump versus Mueller is essentially a political contest. At the moment, Trump doesn't have enough political support to croak Mueller's investigation, and Mueller doesn't have enough political support to stop Trump from fighting the subpoena.

Captain Hate

Congress has mooted legislation specifically protecting Mueller but has not passed it.

It would violate separation of powers. Mueller is a DOJ employee, the legislative branch can't dictate personnel decisions of the executive branch

Miss Marple the Deplorable

A new one!


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
5m5 minutes ago

Farmers have not been doing well for 15 years. Mexico, Canada, China and others have treated them unfairly. By the time I finish trade talks, that will change. Big trade barriers against U.S. farmers, and other businesses, will finally be broken. Massive trade deficits no longer!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5803403/Bill-Clinton-insists-doesnt-owe-Monica-Lewinsky-apology-HES-victim-too.html

He's definitely giving off a W.C. Fields vibe.

Extraneus

Even if Trump lost the subpoena fight, he could take the 5th unless the questions are intended to obtain evidence against someone else - evidence that only Trump could provide. And since we know what the questions are, we know that's not the case.

(Nice link to the Italian guy last night, Pin.)

Ed Walker

So, here we are. Stuck. Interesting question: How long will the majority consent to be governed by the minority? Famous quote from Herb Stein: “If something can’t go on forever, it won’t.” I’m waiting to see how that happens..

Captain Hate

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2018/06/03/abracadabra-bch-james-woods-was-kind-enough-to-answer-obamas-magic-wand-question-641084?utm_source=Push%20Notifications&utm_medium=BPR

Miss Marple the Deplorable

They are starting construction in my area for sidewalk and street improvements ahead of starting a new bus line which will have a stop just 2 blocks from me. It will go from the University of Indianapolis about a mile south of me to downtown and then to Broad Ripple (a northeast side neighborhood full of boutique shops and night clubs).

The city has an ambitious plan to expand bus service and this is part of the second stage. The goal is to increase ridership y 70%.

Ed Walker

So Richard Haas, you spent your adult life studying foreign powers. Tell me, first of all, have you ever heard a president or presidential adviser suggest that a president could shoot somebody who was investigating him and not be indicted? What countries does that sound like?"

"It's inconsistent with the DNA of this country," Haas said. "The whole idea of impeachment suggests implicitly that no president is above or beyond the reach of the law. If we thought that, we wouldn't have a mechanism for removing a president for crimes."

"By the way, we wouldn't have the president on his very first moment getting sworn in, promise to uphold the laws of this country," Scarborough said. "And if anybody in the White House does not believe that every member of the Supreme Court will seize upon that oath he took to uphold the laws of this country and the Constitution, then they're kidding themselves.".

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
9m9 minutes ago

The appointment of the Special Counsel is totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL! Despite that, we play the game because I, unlike the Democrats, have done nothing wrong!

Jane

Congress needs to call Rosenstien to testify. Make clear his conflict of interest, and ask him on what basis he can justify not recusing himself.

Tory Boy

Why wpuld Trump pardin himself when hes done nothing wrong?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

True bravery is asking Bill Clinton a moderately tough question once Hillary’s career is dead & unsalvageable

(Also: ‘Brian Stelter Retweeted) pic.twitter.com/bIQHZZ2Ws3

— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) June 4, 2018
=================== Click on link to see the retweet he is talking about.
Captain Hate

Last night's Life, Liberty & Levin with Andy McCarthy and David Limbaugh:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_bBk2TrA334

Threadkiller

Why would Obama claim executive privilege over Holder's Fast and Furious documents, when they did nothing wrong?


Miss Marple the Deplorable

They never think that maybe their ideas are bad. Instead, they think of ways to cheat or game the system to get what they want.

This problem will only exacerbate the GOP’s existing partisan advantage in the Senate if working-class whites continue trending GOP. We need a constitutional amendment to turn the Senate into a House of Lords-style chamber that can’t block House bills https://t.co/uJlwdN5QFW

— Stephen Wolf (@PoliticsWolf) June 3, 2018
henry

Supremes rule in favor of Colorado baker.

https://twitter.com/reuterslegal/status/1003641641167552512?s=12

Janet 🚬

I still do not know what crime Donald J Trump supposedly DID with "Russians".

Is there a specific, individual Russian that can be named? What's the initial crime?

How loosey-goosey can this witch hunt be?

~Janet committed some nefarious deed with Russians!~
What action? When? Who specifically are the Russians? Name them.

And the real poke in the eye is that the ones that made the fuzzy accusation are the ones investigating. It is sickening.

I feel bad for President Trump that he even has to mess with this.

henry

7-2 for the religious exception to baking. AP says "narrowly"

Beasts of England

ChiTown Lurker: SCOTUS rules in favor of cake baker.

Quiet American

Is conspiracy a criminal thing-in-itself?

Threadkiller

A particularly rabid Patterico worshiper named Dustin suggested, just last night, that the country needs to go to a parliamentary type of system to deal with the ravages of Trump. It seems less than coincidentally that some other clown would write the tweet that MM posted 10:18.

#Lunatics

henry

Supreme Court vacates ruling granting abortion rights to illegal immigrants

https://twitter.com/washtimes/status/1003638710519386112?s=12

Thomas Collins

Janet, did you ever listen to the song sung by Tina Turner called, "What's Love Got To Do With It?" Well, the remake could be called, "What's Crime Got To Do With It"

maryrose

Let me guess,
It was Ginsberg and Kagan who voted against the bakers.

Porchlight

I think the "narrow" description is supposed to apply to the legal reasoning of the bakers' case (that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission did not consider the case with religious neutrality, whatever that means).

Meaning the ruling is not a blanket "yes, you can refuse to bake the cake."

But IANAL, and femall anyway because a W is a W.

henry

Note from our Chiutown lurker:

Not so MR, Kagan was FOR

rse

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/16-111_j4el.pdf is the cakebaking opinion.

henry

Jonathan H. Adler @jadler1969
24m

Masterpiece Cakeshop prevails 7-2. Justice Kennedy writes (as expected), joined by Roberts, Alito, Breyer(!), Kagan (!), and Gorsuch. Thomas concurs in part & in judgment. Only Ginsburg & Sotomayor dissent.

Beasts of England

Breyer? Wow.

Quiet American

HAH! Maryrose..

GUS

Sotomayor is the WISE LATINA.

Captain Hate

Sotomayor should have recused herself as grossly obese and diabetic. Of course she hated the bakers.

Janet 🚬

Maybe the Republican party should start accusing every possible Dem. POTUS candidate of doing some unspecific something with some random pick-a-name country.

Is that all it will take to bog down every future POTUS?

Make an accusation. Get a piece of paper from overseas with the accusation typed up. Voila!
There's the start of any Special Council.

GUS

I'm quite sure John McShitStain will recuse himself from anything RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA, after trying to do a hit job on the PRESIDENT. Sending his man servanT to England to pick up a copy of the RAG that Rodham paid for. REAL CLASS REALLY CLASSY JOHNNY McShitStain. No wonder libs like you.

Extraneus

They'd laugh at that, Janet, like Sessions should have done.

Neo

The US Supreme Court rules that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission is bigoted

Momto2

Juanita Broaddrick

@atensnut

Would the NBC TODAY show like for me to come on and talk about my RAPE by Bill Clinton since they don’t have the “balls” to ask him. Oh..Wait...... you are the same Network that delayed my interview until after the scumbag’s impeachment hearing was over.

Reply 61 Retweet 760 Like 1.7K

Beasts of England

Clinton: 'You, typically, have ignored gaping facts...'

Phrasing, dude. Phrasing.

matt - deplorable me

Yesterday Querida stopped at Target to pick up something or other and came across a clothing display for LBGT Pride wear. I found that tolerable strange. Why would they do so? Who would wear such attire?

GUS

Billy the Rapist looks ready to die.

Extraneus

Did everyone see the dancing FBI agent?

Camerota Suggests Accidental Shooting Undermines 'Good Guy With a Gun'

Momto2

A tearjerker ~ Dad surprises son on graduation day.

https://twitter.com/President1Trump/status/1003357417793642496

JM Hanes

This seem off topic by now, but I'm bringing this forward, because I actually remembered to check for a new thread before posting this one at the end of a dead one!


Buckeye:

"I am sure that however I was taught to read, it didn't do squat for learning to spell:)"

Well, phonics would have been no help there! My daughter could spell anything phonetically, which meant when it came to writing, it was like having to learn the language all over again.

Written English is one of the least phonetically consistent languages there is. It certainly has a phonetic component, which is useful at the very earliest stages of reading, but the more fluent a reader one becomes the more reading becomes a matter of whole word recognition, and ultimately, the bigger the blocks you recognize at a glance, the faster you read. Indeed, I believe what the most efficient readers are actually doing is "seeing" whole lines of words/text rather than "reading" them. There are also huge redundancies, which are more whole word related than phonetic. Those "Can you read this?" specimens that periodically circulate on the net, actually do have something to tell us about how the brain processes written language.

It deosn't mattaer in what oredr the ltteers in a word are, the iprmoatnt tihng is that the fisrt and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. And I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!
And this:
7H15 M3554G3 53RV35 70 PR0V3 HOW OUR M1ND5 C4N DO 4M4ZING 7H1NG5! 1MPR3551V3 7H1NG3! 1N 7H3 B3G1NN1NG 17 WA5 H4RD BU7 YOUR M1ND 1S R34D1NG 17 4UTOMA471CALLY W17H 0U7 3V3N 7H1NK1NG 4BOU7 17, B3 PR0UD!
Oddly enough, the second one is a less radical departure from the norm than the first.

I think focusing on one linguistic aspect of reading and writing to the exclusion of others is a huge mistake, not least of all because what is easier for one child ia not necessarily most effective for another. As in almost everything, that's where parental involvement can really make a difference, because teachers simply do not have the time to tailor their lessons to individual students.

Extraneus

Maxine Waters plays to empty seats as only 10 millennials show up to campaign event

“Come join top social media influencers for a tweet-a-thon in support of Auntie Maxine, our fearless champion in Congress who taught us how to reclaim our time!” the flyer read.

“Millennials come energized & ready to get out the vote!” her campaign urged.

But a video posted of the event by Waters’ campaign shows only a handful of millennials actually attended.

GUS

Is CAMEROTA retarded?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

WATCH: Video shows first-ever drivers license being issued to a woman in Saudi Arabia pic.twitter.com/Gi3WufX6cs

— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) June 4, 2018

Video at link.

Extraneus

Jon Stewart Defends Bee: Right-Wing Outrage Is Just a 'We're the Real Victims Game'

Seeming to imply that Bee shouldn’t have apologized, Stewart said there is nothing anyone can do to “make them give up this ‘We’re the real victims’ game,” because, “it’s a game, it’s a strategy, and it’s working.”

“Please understand that a lot of what the right does, and it’s maybe their greatest genius, is they’ve created a code of conduct that they police, that they themselves don’t have to, in any way, abide,” Stewart said.

The right described him as a “tool of the Obama presidency,” because he made two visits to the White House. Meanwhile, Trump “spoke to the head of Fox [News] and strategized with him on a weekly basis and uses their on-air talent as advisers.” He told liberals, “Don’t get caught in a trap of thinking you can live up to a code of integrity that will be enough for the propagandist right. There isn’t. And so, create your own moral code to live by, but don’t be fooled into trying to make concessions that you think will mollify them.”

'Cause we know who the real victims are.

exdemocrat

Kimberley Strassel
Verified account

@KimStrassel
11m11 minutes ago
More Kimberley Strassel Retweeted Brit Hume
Agreed. The Supreme majority provides little or no guidance on how courts in future should balance competing claims. It's true that a ruling in the other direction would have been a terrible blow to religious freedom. But this just keeps things muddy.Kimberley Strassel added,

Brit Hume
Verified account

@brithume
Religious freedom advocates celebrating the 7-2 ruling in favor of
the Colorado bake shop should keep this in mind: The ruling relied
heavily on the openly hostile treatment of the bakers' religious
convictions by the Colorado authorities.
21 replies 63 retweets 152 likes

Extraneus

That video put a smile on my face, MM.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Extraneus,

I am glad. So often we only see the bad stuff from the Middle East. Saudi Arabia is changing. Not as quickly as some would wish, but they are changing tradition, which is a harder sell.

GUS

Jonathon Stuart Liebowitz is a feckless cunt.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/06/04/arizona-suspect-linked-to-four-shooting-deaths-cornered-in-motel-police-say.html

Extraneus

EPA's Pruitt sought used Trump-hotel mattress

Momto2

Conservative Pets just tweeted Darby's puppy photo! It's a fun twitter feed to follow which I found thanks to - who else - Miss Marple!

https://twitter.com/ConservativePTZ/status/1003662526800941056

Eye Doctor

The message that Trump is sending is that these Guys are corrupt!

“The President Is Acting Like a Mob Boss”: As Trump Plays with His Pardon Power, the Signal to Allies and Adversaries Is Clear
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/06/donald-trump-pardons-robert-mueller-russia/amp

Eye Doctor

And the proof will soon follow!

Neo

Five Eyes is the name of the intelligence alliance between the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand that has routinely shared sensitive intelligence since 1955. But failure to respond to interference attempts by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) should endanger New Zealand's membership, Peter Mattis, a former CIA China expert testified to the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission last month.

"In New Zealand, both the last prime minister, Bill English, and Jacinda Ardern, have denied that there's a problem at all," Mattis, now a fellow at The Jamestown Foundation, said.

"Australia and New Zealand both face substantial problems with interference by the CCP. In both cases, the CCP has gotten very close to or inside the political core, if you will, of both countries," Mattis said.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Momto2,

Yay! I love that account because all day long on my Twitter feed I get cute animal photos with snark about the Left! A winning combination, if you ask me!

Captain Hate on the iPhone

“Please understand that a lot of what the right does, and it’s maybe their greatest genius, is they’ve created a code of conduct that they police, that they themselves don’t have to, in any way, abide,” Stewart said.

Everything is clown nose on and off to this Colossus of comedy.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Momto2,

I forgot to say Darby is REALLY cute! So tiny!

narciso

adorable, dustin is the hollowpoint of that board, captain,

GUS

What proof is that Marty. I'll wait.

Extraneus

Sen. Chuck Schumer, Dems give Trump their list of conditions for North Korea nuclear deal

“In order to achieve the goal of the complete, verifiable, and irreversible dismantlement of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and key missile programs, and as you develop your administration’s policy and strategy in advance of your on-again, off-again, and now seemingly on-again meeting with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, we therefore urge you to consider the following principles and goals for U.S. diplomacy and policy with regards to North Korea,” they wrote.

The letter was signed by Mr. Schumer, Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Bob Menendez, Assistant Senate Minority Leader Richard J. Durbin, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Vice-Chair Mark Warner, Senate National Security Working Group Co-Chair Dianne Feinstein, Senate Appropriations Committee Vice-Chair Patrick Leahy and Senate Banking Committee ranking member Sherrod Brown.

narciso

jake tapper's terrible tree murder, prompted Clinton to one up with a puree of American president and Olympus is falling,

Captain Hate

Yes, I thought he was one of the more annoying suck ups to the alpha chimp in his own mind.

There was recently a comment by the Horde of how the campaign casualties included Amish Dude, Hollowpoint and Chem Jeff; one of those is not like the others.

Old Lurker

Or what, ext?

Beasts of England

Awesome, Momto2!! :)

Threadkiller

What really bugs me about the dancing fed is the lack of reaction by the crowd. Did they all know he had a gun before it hit the dance floor? Nobody seemed to care. I think one guy split the scene.

I certainly hope everything I have taught my kids never gets tested, but if it does they definitely won't be front and center when they see a gun in a bar.

narciso

oh one of fitz's black order crew, in the vanity unfair piece,

Extraneus

They don't say, OL.

He warned against Mr. Trump accepting a bad deal just because he want a deal.

Captain Hate

What a collection: Ground Schmuck, Jailbait Bob, Hodgkinson's email buddy, the slightly less dumb Senator from Virginia, Ma'am, Leaky and Restraining Order

GUS

What conditions did Schumer give Obama for his meetings with KIM??

"Seemingly off again off again meetings with KIM"

narciso

like the star wars bar scene, the barrister from the Hungarian phrasebook sketch is illuminating, in a terrifying way,

GUS

Is there anyone more GREASY than SCHUMER??

Beasts of England

Elections have consequences, Chuckie.

Old Lurker

"He warned against Mr. Trump accepting a bad deal just because he want a deal."

Iran Deal never sent to Senate. Or even signed.

Paris Climate Accord never sent to Senate.

Amazing what one can do with a pen and a phone.

GUS

CHUCK YOU.......SCHUMER.

Beasts of England

A very detailed timeline of the Russia hoax investigation which focuses on the initial misconduct discovered by Adm. Mike Rogers.

https://themarketswork.com/2018/06/01/a-hornets-nest-kicked-the-importance-of-rogers-march-2016-discovery/

Captain Hate

PDT to Crying Chuck: I won!

jimmyk

Phrasing, dude. Phrasing.

How clueless can he be to go bragging about how many women he had among his staff. "Had"?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

1) BOMBSHELL- From DECEMBER 2015–The word LURES is redacted by FBI but not OIG

"OCONUS LURES"

OCONUS= Outside Contiguous US

LURES= In this context LURES = SPIES - multiple

Is this an admission that the FBI wanted to run a baited Sting Op using foreign agents against Trump? pic.twitter.com/OtLxlOEGsV

— Falco (@Nick_Falco) June 4, 2018


This is a link to a 3-part tweet. Redacted by FBI but NOT by OIG, it looks like they were recruiting foreign agents to spy (or infiltrate for framing purposes) in December of 2015, well before the official "investigation" was opened.

Captain Hate

I think j0r has been sighted:

https://streamable.com/4e3qh

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I would like to point out that both Trump-hating Samantha Bee and Jim Carey are both Canadians.

I think we need an entry fee into the US for Canadian comedians.

henry

Fun video for race car fans:

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/04/general-motors-exec-crashes-the-pace-car-at-the-indycar-detroit-grand-prix.html?__source=twitter%7Cmain

Captain Hate

How clueless can he be to go bragging about how many women he had among his staff. "Had"?

Slick has never struck me as nearly as intelligent as his MFM crotch ferrets have fawningly reported, has the impulse control of a sexual predator and hasn't aged well at all.

narciso

Don't ever change vox not that they are capable of such a thing?

jimmyk

MM, I would put "comedians" in quotes. I don't find either of them worthy of the title.

C. PIERCE

.The president*, installed at least in part by ratfckers in the employ of a former KGB thug now running a murderous kleptocracy, has at his easy disposal everything a dictator could possibly want. He has combined an instinctive contempt for democratic government with a swindler’s nose for easy cash and a junkie knifepoint robber’s reckless disregard for consequences. He has a tight, loyal cabal of flunkies who’d be chasing ambulances if it weren’t for their talents as sycophants. He has a largely impotent political opposition and a largely supine congressional majority. He is one vote away from a rubber-stamp Supreme Court.

narciso

He ran the gamet between mawkishly amusing to skin crawling creepy, the median is the majestic where he isnearly catatonic, and that's after he goes into the drink.

GOOD GRIEF!!

Giuliani revealed on Sunday that President Donald Trump may not agree to testify or be interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller because his "recollection" of the truth "keeps changing."

exdemocrat

For my money, this issue is a lead contender for prime monument to the virulent lunacy of the Obama reign:
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/06/title-ix-is-too-easy-to-abuse/561650/?utm_source=twb

matt - deplorable me

Henry, that brings back a painful memory, $40K worth......

henry

Matt, expenses aside the horsepower and torque are fun.

jimmyk

narc, I see him as a kind of pale imitation of Jerry Lewis, which is not saying much.

James D.

this issue is a lead contender for prime monument to the virulent lunacy of the Obama reign

I don't know. There's a lot of competition for that...

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