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January 29, 2020

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clarice

It's not contempt of court. every jurisdiction has alternate means of service when this happens. Usually, the process server files an affidavit showing what happened and then is allowed to mail the subpoena and take a copy to the front door.

peter

Service of process is a ritual to ensure due process when a court exerts its jurisdiction over a person. Turning away a process server may or may not be effective in blocking the court's jurisdiction, and may only turn out to be a stalling tactic. It depends on what the statute that vests jurisdiction in the court says as to what alternative forms of service, such as taping the summons to the door, or publishing in a newspaper would be available.

I am leaning toward going to the local liquor store even though the online store will save me roughly a dollar a bottle, only because I don't want the local guy to go out of business. But sometimes the online places can save a lot of money. In addition, the delivery from the online places can be a hassle, because the shipping companies, FedEx, and UPS require that an adult over 21 sign for the package, and there are often missed deliveries.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--And if I was interested in adding some snark, the telescope is named after the last patriotic senator from Hawaii.--

He was patriotic and a war hero, but all I will ever remember the old chump for was his chairing the Senate Iran-Contra hearings. Over and over Ollie North's lawyer Brendon "Potted Plant" Sullivan would raise an excellent objection and the sonorous baritone of partisan dipstick Inyoue would boom out through the chamber "Ova-ruled" in a descending tone of clueless doom.

clarice

take s/b taPe

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--The Incredulous Adventure of Ensign George William Denby, USNR--

Dear headline guy,
His adventure is incredible. We are incredulous reading it.
Sincerely; pedants-r-us.

henry

Oh... it's almost a "special" month.

Vicki McKenna @VickiMcKenna
36s

MKE schools to host "Black Lives Matter week"-so kids can create protest signs, learn about "queer affirming", and learn how SCHOOLS and jails are "white supremacy". Remember, fewer than 10% of black kids are proficient at MPS.

https://twitter.com/VickiMcKenna/status/1222899538207236097

D

Easy question for the Republican senators that should pass muster with Roberts.
When did the staff of Adam Schiff help him prepare his complaint to the I G ?snd will Mr Schiff summarize without lying the contents of the I G deposition.

D

Him should be whistleblower.
Don’t have to mention his name but ask detailed questions about the process of filing the complaint.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

On Gen Flynn but also coverage of MissM's fave FIB document (302)

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/01/flynn-files-sworn-statement.php

Jim Eagle

Ronaldus Maximus on Faith:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/OvN1jTkzXbY?rel=0

4 1/2 minutes of greatness.

D

Also follow up questions on the whistleblower’s connection to the Bidens and the Ukraine in addition to his anti Trump bias.
Pound away at these conflict of interest associations.

Robin, eff 'em all

Henry, we're getting a BLM week here in Ithaca too. I just can't.

James D.

MKE schools to host "Black Lives Matter week"-so kids can create protest signs, learn about "queer affirming", and learn how SCHOOLS and jails are "white supremacy". Remember, fewer than 10% of black kids are proficient at MPS.

Sending one's children to those public schools is flat-out child abuse.

You'd honestly be better off leaving the kid home unsupervised to watch daytime soaps and Jerry Springer all day.

DrJ

Robin,

Thanks for the booze explanation. We shopped at the flagship Wegman's in Rochester when we ived there, and had to ask "where's the wine?" I asked people at work, and they said essentially what you did. I didn't realize no liquor store chains were allowed.

peter,

For $1 per bottle, I'd buy at the local store. I like to support local merchants too, but there is a limit to how much of a premium I'll pay for it. I assume you are not buying ripple, and $1 is a pretty negligible savings.

Gentlejim

Slip or not, FIB document is accurate.

D

If Schiff dodges the question then ask the President’s lawyers to detail what in fact is true and challenge Schiff to deny what he snd his staffers did.
He is protected since he is not under oath but it is an effective tool to illustrate his continual lies throughout this impeachment.
After it is over, provide proof of his perfidy and censor him in the House once the Repubs are in charge again.
I want him to be publicly humiliated as much as possible.

anonamom

My 87 year old mother is raving about this book on balance, which I sent her after seeing it ?on Insty? ?here? (if so--thanks to whoever recommended it)

Just FYI--

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/198564648X/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

MissMarple2

Jim, Sunnyvale,

WHY does no one ask why those are accepted as evidence? 50-60 years ago it was difficult to record interviews. Now, with cell phones that record, there is no reason not to make an audio recording.

I want to know why this is still the accepted procedure, and I want to know why no one calls it into question.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I said it before and I'll say it again, we'd be better off if Roberts left the court than Ginsburg.

Narciso

And fifth third bank and wellsfargo are cutting funding to the florida voucher program, because some schools are scripture based.

Narciso

Yes i remember that #metoo solon cited nurenberg back to colonel north.

Narciso

Its like zombie mitch mcgee's final wish

Barbara

Don’t have to mention his name but ask detailed questions about the process of filing the complaint.
Posted by: D |

Good strategy, maryrose.

D

Barbara:
So glad your sister is improving.
Still praying for her and all persons who are ill.

Narciso

He was the new black panther leader back in the 90s, they wereconcerned the charter schools would be afrocentric but mind arson has to be standardized.

James D.

I want to know why this is still the accepted procedure, and I want to know why no one calls it into question.

We all know why it's the accepted procedure - because it gives tremendous unaccountable power to FBI and DoJ personnel.

Why it isn't being called into question by, say, the President - who could eliminate the practice immediately by executive order - I don't know.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Flynn's prosecutors saying they won't object to probation so soon after blackening his name and demanding time in chokey for him is;
1. A transparent "bribe" to the judge to reject Flynn's motion since he won't serve jail time and;
2. A significant tell they are not even slightly confident they would prevail at trial. Their Turkish gambit was thrown out of court with extreme prejudice against Flynn's supposed co-conspirator and the Russkie ambassador "lie", is so petty and irrelevant to anything under the sun the only reason they would pursue it is an attempt to demonstrate the whole partisan fandango hasn't been a partisan fandango.

MissMarple2

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-italy-idUSKBN1ZT1A2

Thousands kept on board Italian liner amid coronavirus scare

Two Chinese passengers have come down with a fever and are having breathing difficulties. Before keeping the 6,000 passengers on board, the ship visited Marseilles, Barcelona, and Palma de Mallorca. It is currently docked at Civitavecchia, north of Rome.

Captain Hate

I've always loved mom & pop liquor stores, even when the selection isn't great. Hate to see the big chains take them out.

State liquor licenses are crazy quilts that are as unique as each state is. Here in Ahia hard liquor is sold only by the state; between that and local income taxes I sometimes wonder WTF I'm doing here...

Maryland sells individual liquor licenses but, like most things a state does, they parcel them out in a way that makes them a seller's market. Mother Hate's brother had a small store in town; when he decided to get out of the bidness he had a chance to do Father Hate, who'd bailed his deadbeat ass out from entanglements multiple times, a solid by selling it through him, which wouldn't have reduced his take one iota, but stiffed him and went elsewhere. This infuriated my father who confided in me but kept what a POS her brother was from her and took it to the grave. I was under no such constraints and the next time she said what a great guy he was I gave her the straight scoop. Screw with my father you screw with me.

Craft beer distribution here of the primo stuff definitely depends on relationships built with distributors and some branches of the same grocery chains get some things based on volume. I still have no idea why the place I found the BA Narwhal, a hole in the wall beverage store run by Indians or Pakistanis, had it and my usual mainstays didn't.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

A Threat to Humanity
Viral epidemics, like coronavirus, represent a danger far more real than climate change.

Melinda

Henry-

This Page filing in E Dist of N IL, in that manner, against those specific parties targets one specific person that has the Fed pull to get all of that going, without Presidential authority.

https://twitter.com/BluesBrother91/status/1222890490493853696?s=20


Durbin.

Burke case is the other pincer. No wonder Mike is rushing things.

anonamom


I said it before and I'll say it again, we'd be better off if Roberts left the court than Ginsburg.

Posted by: The Infamous Ignatz

True that.
Can the Chief Justice can be demoted?

MissMarple2

Liquor stores here were shafted by the Indiana legislature. You can now buy beer, wine, and hard liquor at groceries, and you can also buy on Sundays. Kroger will sell you 6 bottles of anything (wine or hard liquor) and give you a 10% discount. About every 3 months they offer 20% off for buying 6.

On top of that, Kroger has their own brand of wine which is $2.95 per bottle, which NO liquor store can match; only Aldi's grocery has a similarly-priced brand. (They do not sell liquor, however.)

When I can I try to buy from our local liquor store, which is only a few blocks from my house. I want to see them kept open, since they are close.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
10m
“Schiff blasted for not focusing on California homeless.” @foxandfriends
His District is in terrible shape. He is a corrupt pol who only dreams of the Impeachment Hoax. In my opinion he is mentally deranged!
=======================
Well, Mr. President, you are being kind. In MY opinion, he is EVIL.

Captain Hate

I loved how in the clip clarice provided of Dersh's statements to the Senate he called out Tribe and others and flatout said "I'm more principled than you politicized hacks".

Narciso

What is clear in the wuhan institute is like ft dietrich or lum island if outbreak occurred even kilometers away one would wonder if we had a free press.

henry

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
14m

“Schiff blasted for not focusing on California homeless.” @foxandfriends His District is in terrible shape. He is a corrupt pol who only dreams of the Impeachment Hoax. In my opinion he is mentally deranged!

MissMarple2

Captain Hate,

I absolutely cannot wait to hear what the President has to say at that rally tonight!
That's one of the reasons I went back to bed for a bit; I want to make sure I don't doze off, since Iowa is an hour behind us on Central Time.

Narciso

And the first rule of thumb, is containment in these situations. Well they botchef that, by accident or design.

DrJ

I've found the booze laws in the Mid-Atlantic region just to be very odd. In CA one can buy any sort of alcohol at the grocery store. Some even carry some of the microbreweries and some pretty good wines (I'm not into liquors, so I can't judge those).

That leaves plenty of room for more specialized retailers, and there are chains like Total Wine and Beverages and More that do pretty well. The former in particular is outstanding, with huge selections of wines and microbreweries.

That still leaves an opening for higher-end places, like Kermit Lynch in Berkeley for high-end and more difficult-to-source wines. We also have a few stores in town that specialize in microbreweries.

The thought that one goes to the grocery store, and cannot buy a wine for dinner, is just weird to me.

MissMarple2

Jake Novak
@jakejakeny
·
2h
Almost every report about the #Trumppeaceplan is missing the real headline: key Arab nations are supporting the plan, further promoting the overall move towards normal relations between Israel & its neighbors. Palestinian rejectionism isn’t new, but Saudi & even Qatari support is

Gentlejim

The flu, don’t know which strain, seems to be in control here. Our local school system is shut down until next week. I’ve been told of ER wait times approaching 10 hours here and two counties west, Lake County or The State of Lake as we call it.

Nasty business.

henry

Weird is getting filling your gas tank without being able to full your cooler.

DrJ

I'll add that in CA one can get the full range of alcohol, from Prosecco to Vodka, from any drug store. Selection is somewhat limited, but a couple are surprisingly good, and prices usually are better than the others I mentioned.

Captain Hate

In my opinion he is mentally deranged!

Greatest President Evarrrr! I think this is what JackStraw was referring to when he said you won't see anything like this again.

MissMarple2

Gentlejim,

My daughter went to the doctor yesterday and got both a cough medicine and an antibiotic. She has been very sick since Wednesday the 22nd, and cancelled a short trip to Florida for sunshine because she was so ill.

I have washed my hands so much they are really dry, and even bought anti-bacterial dish liquid (though that probably does zip about viruses).

I am avoiding going anywhere where anyone can cough or sneeze on me.

peter

Re: service of process. I hadn't realized that Tulsi's lawsuit against Hillary was in the Southern District of New York. The rules of that court provide that a defendant can waive the requirement that a US Marshal serve the summons. Not waiving it is kind of a dick thing to do, but really has no consequences, as the court will send a couple of Marshals up to serve Hillary. If she pretends she's not home, they can leave the papers with some other adult who answers the door. At best, it buys the defendant a couple of weeks more time to serve an answer. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure impose upon a named defendant the duty not to waste costs and expenses on litigating the issue of service of process, so you can be sure that Hillary (a disbarred attorney) and her husband (same) are giving their servants bad advice. Their attorney already downloaded the papers from the internet and will be accepting service to avoid ticking off the judge soon.
Hillary, who failed the bar the first time she took it, was disbarred for not keeping up with her continuing legal education requirements. Bill Clinton was disbarred for lying under oath in a deposition, which was the only punishment he received for that.

MissMarple2

Indiana GOP
@indgop
·
14h
“We're going to get through this trial, the president's going to be vindicated because he came here to shake up the system, the agenda is working, and we'll go on." -@SenatorBraun

https://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/indiana/20200128/braun-predicts-trump-to-emerge-vindicated

(Junior senator from Indiana, and a business owner.)

Old Lurker

Iggy "I said it before and I'll say it again, we'd be better off if Roberts left the court than Ginsburg."

Tru dat and in a similar way I say GOPe Congress Critters do us more damage than all the AOCs there.

Tom R

Is quibbling over semantics allowed in legal documents involving criminal cases? I would appreciate clarice or Theo's legal interpretation of a specific sentence in Flynn's filing from yesterday.

From point #34:

The SCO had already made Michael (Flynn Jr) the subject of their investigation and taken all his files and communication devices (computer, phones, files and thumb drive).

It doesn't say Flynn Jr was A subject of the investigation. It says he was THE subject of the investigation. Should that sentence be interpreted using strict English grammar rules? Flynn Jr obviously had nothing to do with Flynn Sr's phone call with the Russian ambassador so his involvement in the case by default had to be related to the Turkish lobbying effort. If there was criminal wrongdoing on the part of Flynn's lobbying firm, does the way this sentence is constructed indicate it was Flynn Jr who did something illegal and was THE real target of the investigation and not Flynn Sr?

BTW the #1 problem with this theory is that Flynn Jr's name is not publicly listed on any of Rosenstein's scope memos to Mueller. If RR authorized Mueller to investigate Flynn Jr, then Flynn Jr's name was one of the redactions.

Old Lurker

James "We all know why it's the accepted procedure - because it gives tremendous unaccountable power to FBI and DoJ personnel.

Why it isn't being called into question by, say, the President - who could eliminate the practice immediately by executive order - I don't know."

I have posited (not claimed, just posited) one logical reason for that in the past but the intensity of the pushback from the usual JOM hitmen is not worth saying it again.

Captain Hate

Speaking of GOPe Congress Critters, someone in the Horde reminded me that DJT's first submitted budget had significant cuts in spending that the Razzle Dazzle man refused to consider.

Tom R

Palestinian rejectionism isn’t new, but Saudi & even Qatari support is

Bolton's secret trip to Qatar last week makes me wonder if he is still working for Trump in some manner. Bolton is a neocon and neocons are almost always pro-Israel so it would not make any sense that Bolton would go to Qatar to try and convince them to oppose Trump's peace plan.

Narciso

They do this because they can, and the swamp lets them, like letting imrsn awan off the hooks lets them attack luke rosiak and the daily caller, they dont care to whom top secret info goes. So this 4d is garbage the president can rely on few people on his staff and perhaps barr can rely on a few.

henry

Bolton's secret trip to Qatar last week makes me wonder if he is still working for Trump in some manner.

he was getting paid by Qatar to lobby. perhaps he is again.

MissMarple2

https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/29/in-2010-fox-interview-john-bolton-confessed-he-would-absolutely-lie-about-national-security-matters/#.XjLyoovg2jU.twitter

Narciso

No hes not a neocon he was for goldwater he was on helms staff, i dont what his deal is now. He wanted to reopen the framework which was an open bribe to the kim dynasts.

Narciso

Qatar has many players you might say 'they bought the stage' from that terrrible starship somg. Apparently pam bondi is working for them, better investment than rick wilson but an area of concern.

Narciso

It may have been re the peace deal, where there is at least tacit acceptance, qatar has been buying up southern carolina real estate (may explain graham amd gowdys behavior before him)

MissMarple2

https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/30/shaq-super-bowl-event-kobe-bryant-foundation-donations/

Headline:

Shaq Will Donate Money From Super Bowl Event To Kobe Bryant’s Foundation And The Families Of The Other Victims

Theo

Ig @ 10:35

I am not sure that you are right about what’s going on with the Flynn prosecution. At the very least, I think it is more complicated than that.

I may not have this exactly right but my understanding is that when Flynn agreed to plead guilty to the one charge of lying to the FBI about his call with the Russian ambassador it was part of a larger deal where he agreed to give testimony against a former business partner. As part of that package the prosecution agreed to recommend no jail time.

Judge Sullivan took everyone by surprise and told Flynn that he was inclined despite the prosecution recommendation to put him in jail. He gave Flynn the option of withdrawing his guilty plea, but Flynn did not do so at the time.

There was a bunch of wrangling about the sentencing and then Flynn, represented by new counsel, took everyone by surprise by refusing to testify against the former business partner. The prosecutors were very upset about this and took the position that the agreement about no jail time was off and they were recommending six months in jail.

Flynn then moved (or perhaps had already moved) to withdraw the guilty plea AND dismiss the case. The prosecutors opposed both motions of course but, interestingly, dropped their recent suggestion of jail time and went back to their original position of not objecting to probation.

Is this a “bribe” to the judge or an indication of weakness on their original case? Maybe. But it could be a backhanded way of raising the stakes for Flynn. They have essentially told Flynn that if he sticks with his guilty plea he will — assuming Sullivan goes along — get no jail,time. BUT the implication is that if Flynn withdraws the guilty plea but loses on the motion to dismiss, then he could go to trial and lose, at which point jail time would be a virtual certainty. In other words the prosecution may be attempting to persuade Flynn to stick with the deal.

TomR keeps asking and I don’t know the answer. Why are these prosecutors, who ultimately report to AG Barr, keeping this going? If it’s an obvious partisan fandango, why doesn’t Barr step in and stop it?

Another Bob

Flynn files motion to dismiss for egregious government misconduct.

MissMarple2

Margaret Sanger is the founder of Planed Parenthood. Her goal was to eliminate the black population. Her agenda was used as an outline for the holocaust. HRC admires Margret Sanger's vision enormously. That tells you everything you need to know about the Democratic Party. pic.twitter.com/G7RNk62a5a

— Nationalist Andrew (@Nationalists31) January 29, 2020

Link goes to graphic with quotes.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Bolton likes wars so he's easily confused with neocons who have a similar predilection.
To his credit he seems to prefer them more to kill our enemies than to building nations of little Thomas Jeffersons out of them, but they both suffer from blindness to the maxim 'you have to pick your battles.'

Old Lurker

And we wonder why the average IQ in the US is falling. I have several answers but this must be right up there:

https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/30/new-brain-scans-show-screen-time-makes-kids-dumber/

JM Hanes

Theo:

"My point once again is that I believe that Flynn is a highly intelligent man and that NO intelligent person would plead guilty....

No true Scotsman

Jane

It's cold in Florida. Nice earlier but I actually had to come inside to warm up.

Coming inside always reminds me of all the housework I have no interest in doing. So it's very rude.

Narciso

The problem with afghanistan syria and libya was that the favored factions were on the wromg side.

Narciso

In the first instance we compounded the problem thanks to noah feldman making islan integral to their constitution, honestly he should stay silent aftet that blunder.

anonamom

I have washed my hands so much they are really dry, and even bought anti-bacterial dish liquid (though that probably does zip about viruses).

This stuff is NOT a good idea--selects out for drug resistant bacteria, and as you note, does NOT kill viruses.

Washing hands under running water while singing the alphabet song using soap is the best way to clean hands.

Narciso


Theres a surplus of motives agaimst general flynn


https://mobile.twitter.com/adamhousley/status/1222768704674361346

Old Lurker

Jane "So it's very rude."

That happens to be the most used buzzword for six year olds in Montessori school in CT this month. Variations include, when shown how to build something even higher, "You are a Ruddie, Pappy".

Porchlight

Screw with my father you screw with me.

Amen Cap'n.

For the same reason DrJ thinks it's weird not to be able to buy wine at a grocery store, I think it's a little decadent to sell hard liquor there.

But overall I kinda like how different the state laws are regarding alcohol sales. Exercising states rights as guaranteed by the poor, bedraggled tenth amendment is something I applaud even when I don't like the outcome.

Theo

TomR @ 11:14

I have not read the entire document but I don’t think that the difference between being “a” subject and “the” subject of an investigation is meaningful in this context.

Instead the key word is “subject.” In the parlance of the trade, a prosecutor has to tell someone if they are the “target” of an investigation. This means in plain language the prosecution believes that you committed a crime and they are trying to gather the evidence to prove it. On the other hand, prosecutors will often tell people (or their counsel) not to worry about that subpoena, you are only a witness. In other words, they want information but are not looking to prosecute you.

The term “subject” is a term of art that falls between the two categories above. Roughly it means they are not sure if you are merely a witness or someone that they might want to prosecute. It puts you on notice that they are looking into you but not necessarily with a goal of prosecution.

As I said, I did not read the document, just the news reports. But if the claim is being made that there was a “threat” of prosecution of Flynn Jr because he was named a “subject” (or “the” subject) of an investigation, I think that would fit the definition of a veiled threat. Maybe there was something more explicit in the way of a threat, but if not, it was a veiled threat at most.

Narciso

Heres another:


https://mobile.twitter.com/MaxAbrahms/status/1222853826987921413

Old Lurker

A-mom. Since we all read a lot, we know that about hand soaps and even sanitizers. So I wonder why doctors and nurses make a show of using hand sanitizers as they move from room to room visiting patients?

Jane

The latest on Flynn:

https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/30/whats-inside-the-latest-court-filings-in-michael-flynns-case/

I don't want to get involved in the current argument, but I've known about the threat against his son for a long time. And if you don't think prosecutors do that kind of shit, you are very naive.

KevlarKid

Meanwhile, back at the jihad---

Islamic Center of Irving’s Mass Data Deletions

Jane

OL,


I've been known for saying "How Rude" for years, and I'm pretty sure it came from watching "Full House" a million years ago.

I'm a dork.

Melinda

“Skimmed”, “Have not read the document”.

How “open” !

Old Lurker

Jane "And if you don't think prosecutors do that kind of shit, you are very naive."

Duh. Jack McCoy does it every week in reruns.

:-)

Melinda

Rudy refreshes his part 2:

https://twitter.com/rudygiuliani/status/1222895727577161728?s=21

Porchlight

Hand sanitizer is disgusting and I never go near it.

Melinda

Porch-

Doesn’t even taste good, either, despite the alcohol content.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--If it’s an obvious partisan fandango, why doesn’t Barr step in and stop it?--

For the same reason Trump doesn't step into these things.
There are limits to someone even as boisterous as Trump in how far you can stick your nose into these things without being hounded for obstruction or favoritism etc.

--then Flynn, represented by new counsel, took everyone by surprise by refusing to testify against the former business partner--

Here is the backstory to that;
New Evidence In Michael Flynn Case Shows Government Prosecutors Pushed Him To Lie

It shouldn't have been a surprise since they were demanding Flynn testify to the very statement he required be removed from his plea deal before it was signed.
The prosecutors seem rather less than professional or particularly ethical in this whole mess.

Melinda

Did I say that out loud? Oops.

Porchlight

Jane, have you watched the Netflix sequel, Fuller House? It's somewhat depraved but quite funny. Stephanie turned out to be sort of a slut but she's hilarious. DJ is like a SF version of Sarah Palin.

Porchlight

Heh, Mel. :)

It's literally poison, I believe.

henry

heh.

Forbes Tech @ForbesTech
now

Twitter's stock may plunge by 9% following quarterly results

Melinda

You take all the “fun” out of sciency.

MissMarple2

anonamom,

Thanks for the info on anti-bacterial dish liquid.

If I win the lottery I am going to redo the kitchen here and put in a damn dishwasher. The one I had in the old house got really hot and I rarely got anything more than a mild cold.

I also want enamel-painted cabinets so that I can see dirt easier and clean them more quickly.

Tom R

TomR keeps asking and I don’t know the answer. Why are these prosecutors, who ultimately report to AG Barr, keeping this going? If it’s an obvious partisan fandango, why doesn’t Barr step in and stop it?

Despite JMH's claims to the contrary, assuming prosecutorial misconduct on the part of the Mueller SC and DOJ lawyers, not one person here has come up with a logical answer as to why AG Barr has not stepped in and dropped the charges against Flynn.

Prior to yesterday, my best-case scenario for trying to explain Flynn's actions was that he was involved in a 4D Chess sting operation against the Deep State. His own words in the filing release yesterday appear to rule out that theory.

My opinion of Flynn has decreased by a lot due to the filing. Unless AG Barr is himself corrupt, the most likely answer to my question is that AG Barr knows there was no prosecutorial misconduct and Flynn likely committed a serious crime.

Porchlight

Unpossible, Mel. Sciency is always fun. Just ask Greta.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Relinking Nidel Farage's epic, happy rant ticcing off the EU MFers good and proper just for the joy of it, with the snotty little chairbroad's whine tasting at the end.

Not a pro at this but I think the proper procedure is you first sniff the whine and pretend to smell blackberries, licorice and oak and maybe a soupcon of smoked haddock or something smokey anyway, slosh some around in your gob a bit and then spit it back in the whiners face.
Have I got that right?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

NiGel

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Jane, have you watched the Netflix sequel, Fuller House? It's somewhat depraved but quite funny. Stephanie turned out to be sort of a slut but she's hilarious. DJ is like a SF version of Sarah Palin.--

And mom's a jailbird?

Barbara

Thank you so much, Maryrose!

KevlarKid

FYI

McKesson germicidal soap. My infectious disease doctor recommended it. Used by her and her staff. Hand sanitizer isnt allowed for office use. Hand washing before each patient appointment. Lotion moisturizer in each patient room.

Amazon sells the soap in sink sized pumps. Gallon size is 20 bucks.

Sign in hospital wing post surgery: "You have the right to ask any staff if they've WASHED their hands before they touch you or anything you WILL TOUCH after them."

Theo

Jane —

Thank you for linking to the very detailed article about the latest Flynn filing.

It points out that after Judge Sullivan offered Flynn the opportunity to withdraw his guilty plea, Flynn declined to do so “and told Judge Sullivan that he was pleading guilty because he was guilty.” Powell now claims that Flynn did so because of ineffective assistance of counsel. I would tend to believe that an honorable man like Lt Gen Flynn would not explicitly tell a judge that he was guilty if he was not. But maybe Flynn just thought he was guilty of lying to the FBI because his lawyer had not properly explained the law to him, I don’t know.

The article is very interesting on the subject of the “threat” against Flynn’s son. The article makes scant reference to the details of this alleged “threat,” but describes how Powell tries to explain why a promise made to not prosecute Flynn Jr was not made part of the plea agreement. She basically says that the prosecution and former counsel informally agreed to not put that on the record. This strikes me as a highly dubious explanation.

Tom R

For the same reason Trump doesn't step into these things.
There are limits to someone even as boisterous as Trump in how far you can stick your nose into these things without being hounded for obstruction or favoritism etc.

Iggy @ 11:58

The way I interpret that is you believe Trump and AG Barr will let an innocent man who is a victim of prosecutorial misconduct get bankrupted and have a permanent criminal record all because the political optics would look bad.

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