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August 13, 2019

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hrtshpdbox

Donald Trump Jr.
@DonaldJTrumpJr
Hey @ChrisCuomo, take it from me, “Fredo” isn’t the N word for Italians, it just means you’re the dumb brother. 😉

This is the most epic tweet that Don Jr could possibly ever make, and is quite possibly the best tweet ever composed by a human. Don owes Fredo sooo many thanks for giving him this opportunity.

Porchlight

Chris is butthurt because Fredo (Chris) is the incompetent and weak brother of the more powerful and connected Michael (Andrew). And they both owe their positions to their father, Vito (Mario).

Agree, hrt, that was classic. People have called Don Jr and Devin Nunes "Fredo" on CNN, even on Cuomo's own show.

Chris's own stupidity is going to hang the nickname on him forever.

Bonus! Yesterday was John Cazale's birthday.

Porchlight

Only I don't agree that it is possibly the best tweet ever composed by a human. DJT owns the top 100 of those.

Captain Hate

Trump is slapping Cuomo around at his impromptu presser.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 13, 2019 12:01 PM (ZLI7S)

Rove: I don't think you should do that.

Two Scoops: LOLGF

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Classic TM: (I saw a tweet today: "Breaking News will continue until morale improves."

OK, now that Porch has denigrated Cazale twice I'm on my way to look him up.

henry

If the Fredo fits...

Porchlight

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Porchlight

OK, now that Porch has denigrated Cazale twice I'm on my way to look him up.

John Cazale was a very fine actor. I'm not denigrating him, I'm just pointing out that this happened on the birthday of the actor who played Fredo.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Ok, he's the actor who portrayed Fred's.
My low pop culture IQ strikes again! :)

From IMDb
His final film, The Deer Hunter (1978), was filmed whilst he was ill with cancer. He was in a relationship with his co-star, Meryl Streep, whilst filming The Deer Hunter (1978), whom he met when they both appeared in the New York Public Theater's 1976 production of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.

Controversy occurred during the filming. While the studio was unaware of his condition, the director, Michael Cimino, knew about it. As Cazale was evidently weak, he was forced to film his scenes first. When the studio discovered he was suffering from cancer, they wanted him removed from the film. His co-star and girlfriend, Meryl Streep, threatened to quit if he was fired. He died shortly after filming was completed.

hrtshpdbox

"This is this. This is this. What does that even mean, Michael?"

Narciso

Carrying oved from the last thread:

http://fraudbusterbob.org/blog/2016/03/24/spook-air/

Mind you the church committee put much of this together. Followed up by kerrys committee who employed the likes of jonathan winer (yes that guy)

The Infamous Ignatz

Guy calls Cuomo Fredo, meaning he's a dope.

Cuomo goes bananas ensuring he will now and forevermore be known as Fredo.

Q.E.D.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Hey Porch, I'm too lazy/busy to go back but I misinterpreted your comment yesterday to the effect of it being a "bonus" that it was a death anniversary to mean you were celebrating the death, that it was well deserved.

Not a typical emotional state for you so I figured wow, he must REALLY be bad.
My mistake :)

Porchlight

Sorry, Jim, I shouldn't have been so facetious about it, as there is nothing to celebrate about Cazale's death. It's just such a perfect coincidence that the meltdown occurred on his birthday.

henry

vid from non Fredo activity at Hong Kong airport.

https://twitter.com/BreakingNLive/status/1161307691018571776

Manuel Transmission

Willowed.


Holy sh!t, narc. That is a real gold mine of Cowlumbus scandal right there. Knew of many of those players, but we were busy running our little startup, so didn’t pay close attention to local politics. Prior to that, Mrs MT was working in a corporate accounting group in another Fortune 100 retailer outfit. They had 7 domestic divisions and 14 foreign divs. She was brought in to sort out possible similar money laundering that caused their big 4 CPA outfit to threaten to leave.

Buckeye

Really easy for Cuomo to slip on his "badass" persona when surrounded be his security detail.

Porchlight

Thanks for the reality jolt, henry. God bless those brave protesters. They stand with patriots here, too.

Jane

"Guy calls Cuomo Fredo, meaning he's a dope."

According to Rush, the guy who called Cuomo "Fredo" thought it was his real name. Apparently he heard all about him on Rush, and then ran into him at dinner. If you listen to the audio, he was pretty surprised at Fredo's response.

I assume the NY Gov now knows he will never lose that name. Oh and also Fredo has sat by quite contently as his guests on his show has called Trump that many times.

Jane

UH OH:


‘Shouting and Shrieking’ Heard From Epstein’s Cell on Morning He Died, New Report Says

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/08/shouting-and-shrieking-heard-from-epsteins-cell-on-morning-he-died-new-report-says/

Dave (in MA)
Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump · Would Chris Cuomo be given a Red Flag for his recent rant? Filthy language and a total loss of control. He shouldn’t be allowed to have any weapon. He’s nuts!
hrtshpdbox

No way the guy thought it was his real name; everyone in the world knows that Fredo is the stupid brother from the Godfather, and that no self-respecting Alfred (or anyone else) in the world would assent to being called Fredo.

Dave (in MA)

Buck Sexton calls him "Bro Cuomo", and frequently does a funny impression of him.

clarice

https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/8th-u-s-circuit-court-of-appeals-reinstates-north-dakota-voter-id-requirement

Dave (in MA)

https://nypost.com/2019/08/13/chris-cuomo-once-referred-to-himself-as-fredo-in-radio-interview/?utm_source=twitter_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons

The Infamous Ignatz

--Really easy for Cuomo to slip on his "badass" persona when surrounded be his security detail.--

Precisely my thought when I saw it.

Manuel Transmission

From that last link of narc’s:

Edmund James, president of James and Donohew Development Services, told the Columbus Dispatch that negotiations with Southern Air had begun “exactly one year ago today,” speaking at the March 16, 1995, press conference announcing that SAT was locating to Columbus. He let it be known that “much of the Hong Kong-to-Rickenbacker cargo will be for The Limited.” James said, “This is a big story for central Ohio. It’s huge, actually.”

Sounds like the best possible direct path for Wexner’s dope to arrive in Ahia.

Makes me wonder if the clothing that the Limited sold was just covering the overhead. Mrs MT shopped there frequently, but never bought until the markdowns got past the 70% off threshold.

Rocco

They put a cop accused of murdering four people in the same cell as the worst pedophile the world has ever seen. What are the two most hated things in prison? Cops and pedophiles! The thought had crossed my mind that the seasoned cons facing life might tell the cop to do the right thing. I don't doubt he was assaulted the first time. But I still think he killed himself the second time.

Neo

On Wednesday a new ad from Julian Castro will air in which the Democratic candidate for the presidency will speak directly to Donald Trump. To ensure the president actually sees it, his campaign has purchased ad time on Fox News, including on Trump's favorite program, "Fox & Friends."

https://twitter.com/JulianCastro/status/1161246017787793409
.. shoot .. who picked out that suit ? .. or did he just borrow it from Pee Wee Herman ?

Jane

Ooops CNN guy=Fredo. NY Gove is still just a fool.

Neo

"I talk about (Amazon's taxes) all of the time," Sanders said Monday evening in Wolfeboro, N.H., his first stop in a two-day swing through the state that holds the first presidential primary in the race for the White House. "And then I wonder why The Washington Post, which is owned by Jeff Bezos, who owns Amazon, doesn't write particularly good articles about me. I don't know why."

Jane

"No way the guy thought it was his real name; everyone in the world knows that Fredo is the stupid brother from the Godfather"

I didn't know that - but don't tell anyone.

jimmyk

As has probably already been noted, Fredo Cuomo was just fine when Ana Navarro called Don Jr "Fredo." Now it's like the "N-word."

Neo

"CNN" is spelled with two 'n-word's

Marlene

Ha,I think Cuomo acted like Moe Green confronting the guy. "You SOB! Do you know who I am? I'm a CNN anchor!"

Jane

So why did they wait til today to invade the island? And why the untrustworthy FBI? I smell the Clinton's.

Neo

Cuomo was interviewed by Curtis Sliwa on his AM 970 radio show in January 2010 about whether his brother Andrew might seek the Democratic nomination for governor.

Sliwa said he dubbed the Cuomo family “la Cuomo Nostra.”

“There is a group of people — politicos — who always hint they might run, but not necessarily plunge all the way, and they are members of la Cuomo.”

“Who am I, then, Fredo?” Cuomo asked in response.

“Yes, exactly,” Sliwa said. “So you better be careful that your brother Andrew doesn’t kiss you on both cheeks and then all of a sudden they take you out on the middle of the lake and where’s Chris?”

“He kisses me plenty because he’s a great big brother,” Cuomo said.

https://nypost.com/2019/08/13/chris-cuomo-once-referred-to-himself-as-fredo-in-radio-interview/

D

Neo:
Great post.
Cuomo playing the tough guy for attention.
He really is Fredo.

D

Marlene:
And we all know what happened to Moe Green.

D

Except maybe Jane doesn’t know.
He got shot in the eye if I recall it correctly.
Jane:
Have you ever seen Goodfellas?
My son is still mad it didn’t win the Oscar.
Dances With Wolves did instead if my memory is correct.

jimmyk

Dances With Wolves did instead if my memory is correct.

Geez, that ranks up there with Al Gore winning the Nobel Peace Prize over Irena Sendler.

Marlene

The Fredo thing is hilarious. I may have mentioned this,but hubby wanted to name the daughter Vicenza,because his Italian grandfather was named Vincent. I said no way is my daughter going to be nicknamed Vinnie. :)

Rocco

Guide to Segregation in Federal Prisons See B.O.P. Program Statement 5270.07 on Inmate Discipline and Special Housing Units

There are two types of segregation outlined by the Bureau of Prisons: disciplinary and administrative detention.

Protective Custody The following categories of inmates may be considered as protection cases: 1) Victims of inmate assaults 2) Informants 3) Inmates who have received pressure to participate in sexual activity. 4) Inmates claiming to be former law enforcement officers, informants, or others in sensitive law enforcement positions, whether or not there is official information to verify the claim. 5) Former guards, dog caretakers, or others in similar positions in state or local correctional facilities. 6) Inmates who refuse to enter the general population because of alleged pressures from other unidentified inmates. 7) Inmates who will not provide the reason for refusal to return to general population. 8) Inmates who the staff has good reason to believe are in serious danger of bodily harm. Inmates must indicate on a placement for that they are requesting protection or are agreeing with the need for separation for protection reasons. Inmates who do not request or do not agree with their placement are to have their status reviewed by the warden or a designee within two working days of placement to determine if continued protective custody is necessary. A formal hearing is to be held within seven days of placement.

https://www.washlaw.org/pdf/Guide_to_Segregation_in_Federal_Prisons.pdf

He should have been isolated.

hrtshpdbox

Mrs. hrt and I loved Goodfellas in the theater, but the couple we went with walked out because the profanity was too much for them - and then the people in front of us got up and walked out muttering that the movie was overlong!

I doubt I could watch it now, though, as the sight of De Niro sort of ruins my whole day.

jimmyk

Of course Althouse defends Fredo. Perhaps she was unaware of the history pointed out above. Not to mention that Fredo also lied about Nick Sandman. The great Laslo has the appropriate response in comments: "Althouse's disability to distinguish between Trump's Tweets and Cuomo's Tantrum is a strong example of why a liberal woman should never be elected President."

Note his use of "disability" rather than "inability."

hrtshpdbox

Marlene, I have just about the same story - I (an Italian-American) wanted to name our first daughter Antonia, but Mrs. hrt did not like the idea of "Toni" being the likely nickname - and then, the Italian doctor who delivered her (in an Army hospital in Germany) chimed in with "No, no, no, Antonia is a terrible name". So my daughter Sara probably dodged a bullet there.

Neo

"He kisses me plenty because he's a great big brother," Cuomo said.

Yea. Ilhan Omar said the same thing.

jimmyk

Neo wins the thread.

James D.

Of course Althouse defends Fredo.

I know some folks here have a soft spot for Althouse, but I can't for the life of me understand why.

anonamom

Kids at Notre Dame refer to Boston College as Fredo.

D

Jimmyk:
Totally agree!
You rock Neo!

Narciso

And moe greem is supposedly bugsy siegel,

Meanwhile someone took a shot at a ice building in san antonio.

Narciso

Green, dang auto cucumber.

Narciso

Halper is pushing to dismiss lokhovas lawsuit, bevause being an agency asset means you can lie without consequence

Jane

"Neo wins the thread."

Indeed!

Narciso

Indeed:

https://mobile.twitter.com/Techno_Fog/status/1161278112358752256

Captain Hate

It's making a joke out of threatening to use red flag laws against people he doesn't like. It's retarded, and keeps giving the idea oxygen.
Posted by: Monty James at August 13, 2019 01:45 PM (Zqz9o)

Do you really not get what just happened? Trump has been playing around with saying he might support a red-flag law - and then in one single tweet, he just destroyed the entire basis for passing red flag laws. Cuomo made a public, documented, threat of violence. Under almost any Red Flag law contemplated, that will be grounds for having a swat team raid his house that night. Do libs still want to pass that law, knowing how it's going to be used?
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 13, 2019 01:50 PM (Kpl3J)

MissMarple3

I figured out how to get YouTube on our TV so I am watching the President get a rousing welcome from a crowd of union workers. He is talking construction and is in his element. Called out every Union from Millwrights to Teamsters and pointed out that every building he built in New York was all Union.

Dave (in MA)
Do libs still want to pass that law, knowing how it's going to be used?
Yes. Because that was one of its intended purposes.
D

Some watered down version of a new gun law will pass.
For the electorate, the gun issue is a loser.
Especially for Dem candidates.
If Dems talk about or take steps for impeachment- also a loser for them.
Maybe they are just dumb enough to try it.

Captain Hate

when your news is all lies
and your dad has mob ties
that's a-Fredo

Narciso

Now less substantial allegations like those made against wexner, were made against ray donovan (to which he angrily rejoindered after his acquittal)

D

CH:
Runner up for best post of the day!

Captain Hate

When someone makes a crack
And you cry "Hold me back!"
That's a Fredo

Narciso

Heh captain.

Narciso

Give the benegit of thr doubt to omar, now this

https://mobile.twitter.com/TianaTheFirst/status/1161314720365854721

Captain Hate

Little Larry

https://twitter.com/marklevinshow/status/1161258216359124999

Captain Hate

The N-word's taboo
But the F-word will do
That's a-Fredo.

henry

Ryan Saavedra @RealSaavedra
8m

BREAKING: Attorney General William Barr has temporarily reassigned the warden at federal jail where Epstein committed suicide

The Bureau of Prisons has placed two corrections officers who were working when Epstein died on administrative leave

https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1161346536397127680

henry

So the NRA is it's own swamp.

The Wall Street Journal @WSJ
3m

The NRA agreed to contribute $6.5 million for the purchase of a mansion for its CEO Wayne LaPierre, a document shows, raising new questions about the aborted deal

MissMarple3

This is a great speech. It will be on the White House web site after he is done and I hope someone links it here.

Narciso

Quelle surprise:

https://mobile.twitter.com/joshgerstein/status/1161280719802523648

Porchlight

Jane and anyone else who hasn't seen the movies: drop what you're doing and watch Godfather I and Godfather II (skip the execrable III).

Don't read any more of this thread or the internet in general until you've watched them - so you can avoid spoilers.

I'd say those films are two rare examples where the movie is better than the book. The books are kind of trashy and not that well-written, IIRC (but it's been awhile). The films are fantastic with a lot of subtlety I didn't notice in the books.

There isn't a better time. In fact I might take my own advice tonight.

henry

Rotten Egg McMuffin is still at it.

Grassroots Republicans
@GOP_Grassroots

Turncoat Evan McMullin is spending $500k to run false attack ads against Republican Dan Bishop in NC-09.

Chip in $5 to help Dan fight off this traitor! #NC09

https://twitter.com/GOP_Grassroots/status/1161324320628645894

Porchlight

Yes, the NRA has been having a large number of PR problems lately. Mostly over-the-top spending like the LaPierre report above. Stupid stuff - they have a lot of enemies and should know better.

I'm still a member though. Can't afford to lose any soldiers in this particular war.

Porchlight

This is awesome:

Porchlight

Photo taken at an event in Des Moines.

Narciso

Wwll i have my own views about the middle part of no 2, but the novels were pulp whereas coppola intended them to be more of an epic.

Leone tried some of this is once upon in america.

Narciso

Thats rick wilsons meal ticket.

MissMarple3

The world head of Shell is there. Shell has signed the pledge to enhance career opportunities for 12,000 workers.

Now he is going after the Green New Deal "which will put everyone in this room out of work." Lots of boos for the Green New Deal, ha!

Captain Hate

I love the look of the guy on the right beside the paste eater.

Narciso

Im with moron, what did i do wromg to dwservs this:
https://mobile.twitter.com/adam_ni/status/1160967947793424386

Dave (in MA)
(skip the execrable III)
GF3 would have been considered a good mob flick if it had been a standalone movie not related to GF1/GF2.
Dave (in MA)

For instance, IMO GF3 is better than Scarface.

Narciso

Dont get me started on that one:

https://mobile.twitter.com/adam_ni/status/1160967947793424386

It was the worse accents on the part of abrahams loggia and pacino until steiger and roberts nearly a decade later.

Jane

Porch,

I'm about to leave for an early dinner to celebrate a couple of birthdays. Plus I'm not a movie girl. Too long!

Narciso

Until del toros big time epic of a low life numbers runner, fronted by decaprio next year.

Dave (in MA)

Sometimes a movie is good enough to overlook bad/horrible accents: The Departed. Though, maybe I'm overly sensitive about moonbat actors trying to sound 'Boston' and coming off 'Kennedy'.

Narciso

Well daamon is from massachussetts as is wahlberg, but there was whole lotta a cheese.

Narciso

This was the real story:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/organizationsandmarkets.com/2011/05/14/gulf-western-and-the-mob/amp/

Jane

Dave,

I've never quite figured out where the Kennedy accent is from. It's like they never left the state, with an uppity addition. Yuck!

Porchlight

I love the look of the guy on the right beside the paste eater.

Me too! That was my first reaction. He's got a mic, I think he might be a reporter.

Narciso

Well one overcompensates buckleu was the son of a texaa wild catter, i think he was nore fluemt in soanish, before english, so he used hos prep achool education to affect more english accent than anyone else.

Porchlight

The movies are long, Jane. If you're not a movie girl you can definitely skip them.

I just don't like III. It's so silly and trivial compared to the others. Sofia Coppola is a terrible actress yet the whole thing seemed designed to launch her career.

I'm not a fan of Scarface because it's too violent/graphic for me, but I wouldn't say it's worse than III.

Catsmeat

TomR, I was having trouble with vertigo earlier in the summer. The first med prescribed, Antivert, just made it worse, but the next (a diuretic) did help. But what helped the most was doing these exercises as shown here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQR6b7CAiqk

They are very easy and they get to the engineering of what gives one vertigo in the first place. Good luck--it's no fun. But I'm fine now.

Dave (in MA)

cobvolutex factor HIGH

Narciso

And it was one of the roles that andy garcia took in ordee to do his passion project the lost city, same with the oceans series,

Dave (in MA)

Buckley had the upper-class Mid-Atlantic accent that was fairly prevalent last century, but seems to be going away.

Porchlight

Boston folks - have you ever seen The Friends of Eddie Coyle? 1973, Peter Yates directed. Robert Mitchum as a low-level aging drunk gangster. Gritty (hate that word but not finding anything else appropriate) locales. Other than Mitchum, most of the actors are obscure. Criterion reissued it and it looks terrific. Mitchum is so good you totally forget you're watching Robert Mitchum, which isn't easy, for me anyway.

Dave (in MA)

When Howie Carr tries to imitate Lurch, he does more of a bad Thurston Howell III, and refers to Tuhrayzuh as "Lovey". His Billy Bulger impression sounds like Dr. Smith from Lost in Space.

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