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January 22, 2020

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Dave (in MA)

Apparently the suicide stuff was fake after all.

anonamom

Martha just said: Most googled question:
Why is the president being impeached?

O.M.G!

Narciso

Gatling guns with armor piercing rounds.

Captain Hate

This nonsense in the Senate is making me crabbier than usual. Am I alone in this?

Only if "I want to kill everyone involved" is a non crabby reaction.

clarice

Martha who?

Captain Hate

Dammit, Dave, the Horde misled me again.

Extraneus

Rand Paul Formally Invites Trump To Attend Impeachment Trial As His Guest

hrtshpdbox

...they have some other ulterior motive in mind besides winning the election.

And it's not a stupid motive? I'm stumped.

clarice

CH--let's drink.
BTW I saw that Costco's Kirkland brand of Prosecco was well-reviewed and we tried it last night--very nice. Maybe if I drink myself into oblivion this will all turn out to have been a dream.

hrtshpdbox

Trump (at his epic presser) was musing about showing up at the trial to "sit in the first row and stare into their corrupt faces". I'm pretty sure they're not able to deny him entry!

Tom R

It's all 4-D

Gus @ 3:51

To some extent you are accidently correct. BTW I thought you said you didn't read my posts?

PS As of yesterday 4-D got upgraded to 2020-D thanks to the Garrison cartoon.

Narciso

No its the standard default captain.

Jack is Back!

Knowing Trump he will do it: Sit in the Senate to intimidate the house managers.

And the clincher would have Clarice serve him a glass of Kirkland's non-alcoholic prosecco while he is seated there in Schumer's seat.

Old Lurker

For James from the WSJ: "Key U.S. intelligence powers are due for renewal by Congress in March, setting the stage for a potential showdown over the broader framework of government surveillance after a recent watchdog report called out FBI stumbles in seeking to wiretap a onetime Trump campaign adviser."

I am betting Congress changes nuthin of consequence, and Trump signs it. Amirite?

Tom R

Heart Shaped Box @ 4:00

I pointed this out a couple days ago. Impeachment was dead in the water after the Mueller report was released and it exonerated Trump. Pelosi didn't start supporting impeachment until word got out the DOJ was investigating the Democrats collusion with the previous Ukrainian government and quid pro quo deals like the Biden's with Burisma. Pelosi's own son benefitted from these corrupt deals. One possible explanation for why the Democrats are impeaching Trump knowing that it is going to kill them at the ballot box in 2020 is because they know some prominent Democrats are going to get indicted. Impeachment is a way for them to try and get out ahead of the indictments.


Old Lurker

Jack, if Trump is the germaphobe we are told he is, there are not enough toilet seat protectors in the Capitol to ever get him to sit in Chuck's seat.

Thomas Collins

Re why the Dems are doing what they are doing: Simple. Keeps the base revved up and keeps Trump's reelection in doubt, even though the proceedings won't result in Trump's being ousted in a Senate conviction. Don't believe me? Well, Rasmussen has a pretty good track record. Today's tracking poll of likely voters: 46/53 approval/disapproval, and 34/45 strong approval/strong disapproval. That is astoundingly low for the type of economic performance we have seen under Trump. Pelosi is not stupid. She knows this theater is not going to get Trump out of office, but it's the best the Dems have, especially given that Oligarch Media is cooperating. And, unless one thinks there is a horde of Trump voters who are lying to Rasmussen, the strategy has a chance to succeed.

Buckeye

Casablanca is on TCM.

I'm hangin' out at Rick's:)

anonamom

Feeling blue?? anxious??? Quit listening to this BS. Go read the Davos speech:

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/01/trump-in-the-lions-den.php

Is Nadler a gnome?

Neo

https://mobile.twitter.com/DanScavino/status/1220072588799442944

Old Lurker

TC "That is astoundingly low for the type of economic performance we have seen under Trump."

Tom, those #'s are remarkable for the reason you suggest, but also for the solidity of the hard core "opposition". That pesky 34-46% is ALWAYS there for any issue or any candidate regardless of real facts or realities. Period. Our side has to start every fight from "zero" and build up from there, but those guys get spotted 34-46% without lifting a finger.

anonamom

Martha McCallum, clarice. She and Brett are doing Fox's coverage today.

KevlarKid

"The point is what appears to be a circus and a waste of time to us is not necessarily the case for them because they have some other ulterior motive in mind besides winning the election."

the same goes for carney clowns.

Dave (in MA)

BTW I saw that Costco's Kirkland brand of Prosecco was well-reviewed and we tried it last night--very nice.
Their scotch is very good, and the only time I've ever had a belt of scotch that was the same brand as the pants I was wearing.

Old Lurker

A-mom "Feeling blue?? anxious??? Quit listening to this BS."

No problem in my house. The Australian Open started early rounds Monday so that is all that will be seen here for two weeks.

What impeachment?

Momto2

rse - Just read the post about your husband. Praying for him, for you, for the children and for the doctors.

James D.

I am actually trying to look at this situation from the Progtard perspective which means I can't use my own value system as a patriotic American.

I think you’re underestimating the bubble the Dems and MSM and tons of urban progs live in.

All they read is how Trump is the devil. All they see on their news is they Trump is the devil. (They think) they know nobody who voted for Trump. So of course they think THIS TIME it will really all be over for Trump, and even all those mouth breathing racist morons in flyover country will understand and turn on him.

jimmyk

The Australian Open started early rounds Monday so that is all that will be seen here for two weeks.

Nice comeback by Coco Gauff last night. I have to admit I was kind of rooting for Cirstea just because I felt bad for her that the crowd was so obviously behind Coco. But when it came to crunch time she didn't have the weapons to hold of Coco. Next is a rematch with Naomi Osaka.

The men's matches are comparatively boring, even though the quality is so much higher. It's just been so predictable the last 10 years.

Momto2

I must agree with all who are choosing not to watch the clown show. Life is too short to waste hours watching their absurd attempt to destroy the President.

hrtshpdbox

TomR, I think there's at least a couple of Republicans who'd get swept up in that Ukraine scandal as well, so that may be the reason that they won't find four of them to vote for witnesses.

Texas Liberty Gal

Yes rse I just read your post too about your hubby, Best wishs and prayers for you both!!!

Marlene

Well,I just took a nice nap. I couldn't keep watching. Jane,is the sky wicked dark over your way?

Buckeye

and even all those mouth breathing racist morons in flyover country will understand and turn on him.

More likely to be reaching for their shootin' iron.

henry

Dave, where do you get Oban pants?

hrtshpdbox

jimmyk, there are just three reasons why men's tennis has been so uneventful for years. As far as Coco, she really seems to be developing good killer instincts for someone so young. Tough not to root for her!

KevlarKid

i hope Random Paul brings POTUS to the party. How long would POTUS last before he decides to disobey rules of decorum in entertaining but ingenious ways. the proceedings collapse like a rowdy detention hall. it would serve every asshole in there right.

jimmyk

Yes, hrt, their names are Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic. And every year they say this is finally the year that someone from the next generation will break through. Still doesn't look like it will happen this year.

Tom R

James D @ 4:33

Fully agree that the typical Progtard lemming is low IQ and easily mislead. I am specifically referring to the leadership of the Democrat party who I consider thoroughly evil and corrupt and definitely not stupid.

KevlarKid

'guanas keep fallin' on muh head...

mike in houston

OK, I saw this tape of Schiff testifying on the Senate floor. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlV3oQ3pLA0

anonamom

This is all Orange Man Bad with a good dash of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Oh, and some "he didn't do what we told him to."

henry

Schiff still at it?

James D.

Tom R, smart people can get caught up living in a bubble, too.

And its sometimes easier for smart people to get misled - they can be very adept at rationalizing to themselves to explain away inconvenient and unpleasant facts.

I have several friends whose IQs are almost certainly
higher than mine, and who, in their professional capacities I would trust unquestioningly, but in terms of their politics...100% bubble-dwelling progs.

henry

When Schiff loses Chris Wallace...

@WhiteHouse

Chris Wallace: Schiff completely misrepresented what Mick Mulvaney said.

https://twitter.com/whitehouse/status/1220101487440879616?s=21

James D.

Also, Tom R, as for Dem leadership bring evil but not stupid/trapped in a bubble, I’d just point to the single most honest sentiment Hillary Clinton ever expresses”d, back in 2016 - “why am I not 50 points ahead?”

She literally could not grasp it, and was unable (thankfully) to even imagine that any of the bad poll numbers were real, or that the advice of any of her staff on reaching out to the deplorables was necessary.

henry

Vid at link

@tinaaguayotv

#NEW MUST WATCH!!! President Trump: "Jerrold Nadler, I've known him a long time. He's a sleazebag, everybody knows that." @realDonaldTrump @RepJerryNadler
😂 😂😂

https://twitter.com/tinaaguayotv/status/1220095591759273984?s=21

Melinda

Plane crash at Corona, CA?

Fiery Plane Crash Reported at Airport in Corona, California: Police:


https://twitter.com/mil_ops/status/1220099735907983360?s=21

Captain Hate

Instead of paying attention to this farce, let's do something entertaining like put together a list of the first ten Senate creatures you'd throatslash. I'll go first.

1. Romney
2. Schumer
3. Little Dick Durbin
4. Murkowski
5. Kabbalah
6. Feinstein
7. Warren
8. Leaky Leahy
9. Warner
10. Lee

Some hard choices rhere...

Melinda

Toobin licks Schiff:

https://twitter.com/robprovince/status/1220101097353875456?s=21

clarice

I keep baking things for my mother and keto rolls for me to stay away from this, but I am so angry at this nonsense.I don't recall ever being in such a foul mood.

KevlarKid

is Schiff a real attorney?

Captain Hate

The men's matches are comparatively boring, even though the quality is so much higher. It's just been so predictable the last 10 years.

The NBA has a similar problem that's been partially solved by injuries and departures from the Warriors. The exit of Jerry West is overlooked by most...

Extraneus

I'd substitute Hirono for Durbin.

anonamom

clarice, were you expecting they were going to vote to dismiss?
It's been thirty three days since they impeached him. We knew this was next.

Why no coffee???

Another Bob

“ Wuhan authorities just quarantined the entire city.”

I’ve been to Wuhan. If they’re serious about locking down that city, that’s a big f-ing deal.

hrtshpdbox

Have to fit Blumenthal in there somewhere.

MissMarple2

Captain Hate,

You left out that senator from Connecticut who looks like a mummy.

MissMarple2

hrtshpdbox,

GMTA!! That's who I was thinking of!!!

hrtshpdbox

Just looked up Wuhan. A quaint little town, population of just 11 million.

Captain Hate

Smartest Woman Evarrrrr

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=385408

James D.

CH @ 5:09

Picking only 10 is tough!

Harris
Blumenthal
Warren
Markey
Schumer
Durbin
Romney
Brown
Booker
Melendez

hrtshpdbox

LOL, Miss M!

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Video at the link.

Today on @NBCNews, I discussed how @SpeakerPelosi sat on the articles of impeachment for 33 days. America has seen this trial for what it is: political stunt. It’s not just about overturning the last election of @realDonaldTrump but going after the next one, too. pic.twitter.com/6Bn4HqoEmL

— Sen. John Barrasso (@SenJohnBarrasso) January 22, 2020
anonamom

Reminder--Ds deeply involved in Ukraine; State Department with Steel dossier

https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/462658-lets-get-real-democrats-were-first-to-enlist-ukraine-in-us-elections

the pressure began at least as early as January 2016, when the Obama White House unexpectedly invited Ukraine’s top prosecutors to Washington to discuss fighting corruption in the country.

The meeting, promised as training, turned out to be more of a pretext for the Obama administration to pressure Ukraine’s prosecutors to drop an investigation into the Burisma Holdings gas company that employed Hunter Biden and to look for new evidence in a then-dormant criminal case against eventual Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, a GOP lobbyist

henry

My list may need to be 68... I’ll know in a couple days. Key to downsizing, plan to over cut knowing you will keep too many anyway. (Yes, I’m a CEO in my day job).

Captain Hate

Dick "Stolen Valor" Blumenthal? Substitute him for Frankenfeinstein; the Chimney Sweep will be gone soon enough thanks to the grim reaper.

Hirono was tough to leave out but I'm nuking Hawaii on my first day as King.

Captain Hate

Good catch of Anti Biz Markey, James. The Massholes can really pick 'em.

clarice

I've read the laws of kosher food were the first recorded FDA..Based on observations of health affects. Unfortunately, they never got the message in China:https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/on-the-menu-at-china-virus-market-rats-and-live-wolf-pups

The Infamous Ignatz

--I am actually trying to look at this situation from the Progtard perspective which means I can't use my own value system as a patriotic American.--

It's not a matter of different values.
Except for the basics of ruling over others, affecting a fake collectivist altruism to hide an almost total focus on self and coveting thy neighbor's everything, particular prog values are fairly fluid.

They perceive the world irrationally and seek to attain their irrational goals irrationally. That perspective is the one that matters and you'll never know why they do what they do or think what they think until you can think in that way.

James D.

CH, Hawaii is too beautiful to nuke!

When you’re king, you can send in the Marines to arrest/execute all the morons currently running the state and appoint a military governor to run the state (maybe knock it back down to a territory?) properly.

Marlene

DiFI is 86 years old. She looks like a cadaver. There must be a reason the Senate is controlling the cameras,to avoid the reactions of Senators. How many are nodding out? Sneaking sips of "water"? Paying no attention?

henry

Hawaii was nice when my grandfather was military governor there. (Korean War time frame)

The Infamous Ignatz

I consider limiting it to ten not only arbitrary but completely contrary to good governance.

The real challenge would be to see if a full ten can make a sufficiently plausible case why they shouldn't have their throats slashed.

Rocco

I'd throw Miss Lindsey in there too.

The Infamous Ignatz

--CH, Hawaii is too beautiful to nuke!--

That's what they said about Bikini but chicks still have swim suits and the world goes on.
I'm in if it rids the world of poi.
There's still Palau, Fiji, etc.

Dave (in MA)

https://www.boston25news.com/news/local/westwood-girls-pick-name-new-mars-rover-is-finalist-nasa-contest-you-can-vote-here/SKHADGPKSBE6RG2CJJQLHPUGYE/

I was hoping for Rover McRoverface.

Dave (in MA)

Henry, I would think Oban would be a kilt.

Captain Hate

CH, Hawaii is too beautiful to nuke!

I'll give clarice's son a week to GTFO. I don't want to get a reputation as being heartless...

henry

A kilt. Of course. Now I can search properly.

Dave (in MA)
throatslash
Maybe just steal the Milwaukee guillotine from those Bernie Bros when they're taking a shower. Oh, wait.
MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Video at the link.

Despite Democrats’ best attempts to distort the truth ahead of the 2020 election, the central facts never change.

President @realDonaldTrump did nothing wrong. pic.twitter.com/6W0erpzD5Q

— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) January 22, 2020
MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn
@MarshaBlackburn
·
32m
We all know Adam Schiff loves hearing himself talk. So, let’s give him something to talk about:

1) Why did Schiff collude with the "whistleblower?”

2) What instructions did he provide the "whistleblower?"

3) Why did Schiff hire the “whistleblower’s” co-worker?

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn
@MarshaBlackburn
·
1h
The Obama Administration strategically withheld foreign aid:

Ukraine - $1B THREATENED TO WITHHOLD

Pakistan - $800M WITHHELD

Colombia - $450M CONDITIONED

Philippines - $433M NOT RENEWED

Egypt - $260M WITHHELD

Honduras - $30M WITHHELD

Mexico - $26M WITHHELD

Tom R

An entertaining thought

https://twitter.com/comfortablysmug/status/1219765122828242946?s=21

Jane

Why is it you want to nuke Hawaii? I’ve never been there, but are you saying it is no longer beautiful?

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President.

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D.
@SenBillCassidy
·
59m
The rules laid out by @senatemajldr
for the impeachment trial follow the Clinton Model, which passed 100-0 in 1999. Why can’t @SenSchumer
accept the same rules that he voted for only two decades ago?

anonamom


New York Post
@nypost
· 52m
Eli Manning retiring after 16-year Giants career https://trib.al/VbjJh7R

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Link goes to Cruz's web site.

FACT CHECK: Democrats deny Biden corruption

— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) January 22, 2020

https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=4883

Captain Hate

Why is it you want to nuke Hawaii? I’ve never been there, but are you saying it is no longer beautiful?

Never should have been made a state. Even as a 9 year old I knew it was a mistake.

anonamom

Remember Joe Lockhart from the Clinton days? Works for CNN now.

He made up #FakeNews by tweeting this:
Joe Lockhart

@joelockhart
· 3h
Overheard convo between two Republican Senators who only watch Fox News. "is this stuff real? I haven't heard any of this before. I thought it was all about a server. If half the stuff Schiff is saying is true, we're up shit's creek. Hope the White House has exculpatory evidence

correcting it a couple of hours later:
Joe Lockhart

@joelockhart
Ok maybe I made up the convo, but you know that's exactly what they're thinking.

Of course, gullible OrangeManBad Jen Rubin had already tweeted it out to her followers!

https://www.dailywire.com/news/cnn-analyst-joe-lockhart-admits-he-fabricated-conversation-between-gop-senators/

joan

throw Burr in there too, didn't he work as a democrat on russia, russia, russia?

anonamom

john s--bottom of this has four articles linked about the witness reciprocity plan

https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=4883

MissMarple2

See you on Friday...Big Crowd! https://t.co/MFyWLG4HFZ

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2020

Link goes to March for Life video.

Captain Hate

One step ahead of you, joan. If you get Warner he might fall forward and smother Burr. I assume I don't have to provide graphic details.

Extraneus

I'll give up Hirono if Kavanaugh's wife is permitted to meet with her in a private locked room for 30 minutes with no cameras or other recording devices allowed.

jimmyk

“ The real challenge would be to see if a full ten can make a sufficiently plausible case why they shouldn't have their throats slashed.”

Reminds me of Genesis when God challenges Abraham to find ten good men in Sodom and Gomorrah for a reason not to nuke the whole place. We know how that turned out.

Captain Hate

Old Testament God was the best.

anonamom

Remember, this is happening today because spying on him didn't work:

https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/the-fbi-scandal/

The Infamous Ignatz

--I'll give up Hirono if Kavanaugh's wife is permitted to meet with her in a private locked room for 30 minutes with no cameras or other recording devices allowed.--

We'll call it a 302 cage match.
I've got dibs on Schumer.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President.

Rep. Doug Collins
@RepDougCollins
·
3h
Chairman Schiff restricted Republican witnesses in the House.

Rules Committee Democrats claimed "plenty of witnesses were called."

Now Adam Schiff is calling for more?

House Democrats don’t get a do-over in the Senate. #ShamImpeachment

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