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February 12, 2020

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MissMarple2

Momto2,

How can this not be declared a mistrial?

Melinda

When DrJ checks in, I have a question to pose to him.

Melinda

From today's FT, since it worked in ElHi, why not apply the thumbscrews to home ownership, from our friends at the IMF:

"As unsafe as houses"

3 HOURS AGO By: Claire Jones

© Bloomberg
Few industries show more visible signs of the extremes of the economic cycle than construction. During the frenzy, skylines are full of cranes. When the bubble bursts, we’re left with ghost estates.

This perception matches reality, according to an IMF research note published Wednesday. Stretching back to the 70s, not only is the construction sector the most prone to booms and busts, according to the data, but also its frothiness on the way up is also a decent predictor of the scale of the impending crash:

We find that the worst booms — that is, the costliest among bad booms in terms of subsequent growth (or lack thereof) — are associated with higher growth in the construction sector during the boom phase. A recession following a bad boom that features fast construction growth is more than 1.4 percentage points worse than one following a bad boom with low construction growth.

The riskiness inherent in construction booms may seem obvious.

Few people borrow several multiples of their income to fund purchases of any other asset than property. Yet the IMF research finds that construction growth in a boom also outperforms metrics such as household debt, via the note:

We find that a significant number of bad booms in emerging markets did not feature any rapid increase in household debt . . . However, almost all the bad booms were accompanied by strong expansion of the construction sector.

(Though credit booms in advanced economies with well developed mortgage markets were a good indicator of subsequent busts.)

So what makes construction booms so likely to lead to spectacular busts, besides simple over-indebtedness? Two things.

The first is that construction produces tangible things which can be used as collateral. If the initial debt to fund the development is partially paid off, or the asset appreciates, equity can be released to raise more funds and increase investment. Lenders – from banks to private equity – are often far more willing to fund real estate investment as a result. This leads to a misallocation of capital, which – due to the social value attached to housing, especially – is politically difficult to curb.

The second is that it tends to skew the labour market:

Temporarily higher wages in a booming construction sector may discourage some workers from investing in their education or skills. This may have long-lasting effects on output and employment after the boom ends . . . policy attempts to slow the credit boom would deprive the economy of the temporary boost in employment and expose deeper-seated problems in labour force absorption.

A classic example occurred in Spain, which has seen high unemployment and the growth of a low-paid precariat since its construction bubble burst spectacularly following the financial crisis.

We think this is yet another argument for why monetary policymakers should pay closer attention to the housing market. As we’ve pointed out, changes in housing costs barely figure in a lot of the inflation measures they target – meaning that rates often rise too late to counter frothiness in real estate markets.

The IMF itself wants construction booms cooled not through rate hikes but through so-called “macroprudential measures”, aimed at tightening credit conditions in specific parts of the financial markets. For instance by imposing limits that would require people to stump up bigger deposits, or stop them borrowing at higher multiples of their incomes.

The danger here, however, is that in many countries it is lawmakers with ultimate responsibility for the macroprudential toolkit. Ever heard of a politician that has tried to seize the dream of homeownership from voters’ grasp? Us neither.

MissMarple2

Melinda,

Glad you checked in. I am still convinced that besides the "shaming" in order to increase expenditures that Rep Crenshaw talked about, the motive is to get enough money allocated so that a chunk can be removed for the accumulation of wealth for elected officials and upper-level bureaucrats.

Melinda

IMF link for the curious (I haven't gotten fully into it, yet, but I will):

https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/Staff-Discussion-Notes/Issues/2020/02/10/Discerning-Good-from-Bad-Credit-Booms-The-Role-of-Construction-48616?code=blog

Melinda

MM-

Math is off. Too much cash going through a focal node before it goes somewhere else. Large input number, smaller landings. There has to be a bigger skim in there.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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15m
Now it looks like the fore person in the jury, in the Roger Stone case, had significant bias. Add that to everything else, and this is not looking good for the “Justice” Department. @foxandfriends
@FoxNews

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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12m
“Deven Nunes predicts that more examples of Mueller team misconduct will be revealed in coming weeks.” @seanhannity
@FoxNews

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Video at the link.

Full video (1/2): Today, Advisor to the President @IvankaTrump delivered remarks at the one-year anniversary of the launch of the @WhiteHouse’s #WGDP Initiative. pic.twitter.com/3sFOnR3o4c

— Department of State (@StateDept) February 12, 2020
MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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3m
Mini Mike Bloomberg is a LOSER who has money but can’t debate and has zero presence, you will see. He reminds me of a tiny version of Jeb “Low Energy” Bush, but Jeb has more political skill and has treated the Black community much better than Mini!

MissMarple2

Mel,

You know I don't do Math!! I will wait for your explanation.

hoyden

Can that Stone judge outlaw PDJT comments?

James D.

New baseball rules. I don't pay a lot of attention to the sport anymore, but it fixes one thing I've always hated. No more of the BS of bringing in a relief pitcher to face one batter.

I've gotta disagree. It's self-limiting, given that you only have a 25 man roster. It's just more stupid meddling by Rob Manfred and his gang of idiots.

jimmyk

Looks like Stone’s conviction should be a mistrial, at best.

Wouldn't it be the same judge who would have to declare the mistrial? Seems like she's the problem. She should be impeached.

IANAL but I'd think it would be strong grounds for appeal.

James D.

narc @ 1:27 AM

Wow. Williamson just keeps doubling down on being an utter asshole, doesn't he?

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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5m
Mini Mike is a 5’4” mass of dead energy who does not want to be on the debate stage with these professional politicians. No boxes please. He hates Crazy Bernie and will, with enough money, possibly stop him. Bernie’s people will go nuts!

jimmyk

It's self-limiting, given that you only have a 25 man roster.

James D, they also increased the roster from 25 to 26, 13 pitcher maximum. I agree it's stupid meddling, though. I presume they're trying to speed up games, but there are better ways to do that.

Jane

Stone needs a new trial with a new Judge - or a pardon which would be easier. Have you noticed every time Trump exposes the lefts BS , Adam Schiff decides it’s grounds for a new impeachment. Clearly we are getting closer!

James D.

Meanwhile, it emerged that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson had denied a defense request to strike a potential juror on the case, who was an Obama-era press official with admitted anti-Trump views.

Jackson was confirmed by the Senate 97-0.

I'd say that every GOP Senator who voted for her has a hell of a lot to answer for.

Job one, if the GOP manages to retake the House in November, ought to be impeaching her and every other Obama judge.

jimmyk

On those Powerline comments on Amy K, in addition to the one by "Brian," I also liked "Walter Mondale in drag."

If Trump weren't involved, the GOP would probably not destroy her, but she's vulnerable on her policy positions (not so moderate), her track record, and all those stories about her temper with her staff (shades of Hillary's lamp-throwing).

jimmyk

Clearly we are getting closer!

The calls for Barr to resign suggest that he must be right over the target.

James D.

I forgot about that change, jimmyk.

I disagree with expanding the roster.

If they want to stop teams from bringing in pitchers for one batter, etc, the way to do that is to limit the number of non-injury roster moves, so teams can't shuttle new pitchers up from the minors on a whim. That would force managers to use their bullpens more carefully.

Extraneus

IIRC when DJT openly criticized Sessions he did offer to resign, but the offer was declined.

Was that the John Doyle story about the day they all heard about Rosenstein appointing a special prosecutor, when Trump said "I'm fucked!"?

I agree that Sessions was instrumental in Trump's election, but I can't forgive him for screwing Trump after that. Making excuses for him - that he was in so far over his head that he didn't even realize the vipers were outmaneuvering him - is a bridge too far for me. I don't think he's that dumb.

What I think might have happened is that working closely with Trump turned him off. Maybe he was offended by Trump's language or style, like NeverTrumpers all throughout the land. Maybe Trump insulted him and he couldn't get past it.

To me, the end results of his actions, including lying to us about what Huber was supposed to be doing, just don't seem to have an innocent explanation without assuming Sessions is a complete moron.

jimmyk

Naturally Andrew McCarthy provides the establishment case defending the Stone sentencing (via Althouse):

[T]he prosecutors’ submission was an accurate (if extreme and unyielding) rendition of federal sentencing law....The Justice Department’s job is to process cases, including Mueller cases, pursuant to law. If the president wants to make those cases disappear, he has to do it himself and be accountable."

https://althouse.blogspot.com/2020/02/in-roger-stones-case-guidelines-worked.html

Jane

Jimmy,

Yup, I think so too. (Re: Barr)

Amy votes with Bernie 80% of the time _ except when she is doing favors for her very rich, and often corrupt, donors.

GUS

Fucking idiots. If these clowns want to speed up the game, then, limit spitting crotch grabbing and make it 1,1,1 strike you're out.......
When else can you not bring in the player that you choose. Fucking idiots.

Extraneus

We were talking the other day about criminal referrals coming from Congress.

Deep State DOJ and FBI Still Have Not Responded to GOP Senators or Filed Charges Against the Far Left Activists for Criminal Conduct During Kavanaugh Hearings

Not even a response to October 8th referrals from Grassley, Graham, Lee, Cruz, Cornyn, Crapo, Tillis, Kennedy, and Blackburn.

James D.

Naturally Andrew McCarthy provides the establishment case defending the Stone sentencing

So much for all the progress McCarthy supposedly made, and how he saw the light.

He didn't. He's a piece of establishment trash who will never, ever, ever see the light, and will always take the side of his old pals at DoJ, regardless of how crooked and out of control they are. Screw him.

Rocco

Good morning

One last thought about Sessions and I'll move on. There's no doubt Sessions transition into Foggy Bottom was chaotic. I've thought long and hard whether he's just naive or deep state.

But he refused to go after Hillary! When Chaffetz asked him to go after Hillary's IT guy, Pagliano, he told Chaffetz, "It's too close to Hillary", and appointing Huber was obviously a white wash, that;s two examples of him covering up for Hillary. And that worries me deeply. Is that naivety, fear? So whether he's just naive or in over his head, Hillary skated, Trump got shafted.

Busy day, later

MissMarple2

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/02/trump-national-security-advisor-obrien-on-dismissal-of-vindman-brothers-from-nsc-us-not-a-banana-republic-where-lt-colonels-dictate-policy/

He has the video of O'Brien's interview with CBS's Brennan, plus he made a partial transcript.

Also, there is a photo of the Vindman twins. and I still consider them a security risk since they are identical.

sbwaters

jimmyk, apparently former prosecutor Andrew McCarthy chooses to overlook that prosecutorial recommendations are submitted to the DOJ for prior approval.

MissMarple2

sbwaters,

Didn't I read somewhere that the sentences were not what was submitted, that they had been altered somehow?

Porchlight

According to the NYT, with 100% of precincts reporting, Trump won the NH primary with a whopping 129,696 votes and 85.6% of the vote. So he just missed Reagan's record of 86.4% of the vote in 1984 (which I saw elsewhere noted as 86.1% so I'm not sure). But wow.

In the media bias department, note for the record that the headline for the Dem results does not include the word "Democratic," but the Republican results headline says "Republican."

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/02/11/us/elections/results-new-hampshire-primary-election.html

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/02/11/us/elections/results-new-hampshire-republican-primary.html

MissMarple2

https://www.nationalreview.com/news/blackburn-to-propose-bill-to-ban-funding-for-states-that-give-drivers-licenses-for-illegal-immigrants/

MissMarple2

Eric Matheny
🎙
@EricMMatheny
·
With Biden and Warren finished, the DNC desperately needs a warm body to fill the “moderate” lane. Bernie’s winning the primary resoundingly but the DNC will screw him in the end, setting up a contested convention. The DNC will end up backing Bloomberg and Bernie will revolt.

Captain Hate

Once again the FBI acts like the Stasi and even MessNBC covers it. Count me out of some of you clowns desire to have them act like this only on "our side". That fixes nothing.

https://tinyurl.com/ssuzhlx

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
1m
DRAIN THE SWAMP! We want bad people out of our government!

MissMarple2

https://thehill.com/policy/finance/482834-harvard-yale-under-investigation-for-failing-to-report-foreign-funding?amp&__twitter_impression=true

jimmyk

If these clowns want to speed up the game, then, limit spitting crotch grabbing

Yes, enforce the time limit between pitches with no one on base, and force the batter to stay in the box (no more time outs for crotch-grabbing). Also shorten the time between half-innings (which I think was lengthened to allow for TV commercials).

I'd also be ok with earpieces and electronic signals instead of the hand signs. That would speed things up and combat sign-stealing as long as the signals couldn't be intercepted.

Melinda

Pass the salt, please!

KVUE News
@KVUE
San Diego lab discovers #coronavirus vaccine in 3 hours kvue.com/article/news/h…

https://twitter.com/KVUE/status/1227751754068037634

Barbara

How exactly was Sessions “in over his head”?

"Let me count the ways!"

DrJ

Melinda,

I'm here for a bit. What's your question?

MissMarple2

Captain Hate,

I see no reason to frighten minor children or do this type of raid for a campaign finance violation.

Having had that federal agent appear at my door sure made me more cognizant of how widespread some of this is, even though he was very pleasant and polite.

Threadkiller

Maybe that is why they flew to sick people to Miramar in San Diego, Mel.

Threadkiller

...flew the sick people...

Melinda

Can I email it? I don't need an immediate response. Just would like your thoughts on it, after you stew with it a bit.

DrJ

Mel,

Sure, email is fine.

henry

Miss M, the FBI isn’t alone in this theater. WI John Doe went down for similar campaign related rumors. The court created immunity for prosecutors and those following their orders is the problem. A clear case of regulatory capture extending the swamp to all branches of government at all levels.

Melinda

Thanks! Sending.

Melinda

Chuck Yeager's 97th birthday today? Holy cow!

MissMarple2

henry,

I have always tried to be understanding about this, because my sister-in-law's brother was shot and killed by someone he was serving a warrant on. HOWEVER, it seems to me that some sort of protocol should be established, and televised stuff like this only encourages grandstanding.

MissMarple2

Buck Sexton
@BuckSexton
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13m
While Democrats are having a collective mental breakdown over Attorney General Barr- “He must Resign!”-

just remember you can always draw a direct line between lib hatred for a Trump administration official and that person’s effectiveness in thwarting anti-Trump lunacy

MissMarple2

Momto2's posting of Barnes's tweet earlier caused me to catch this one:

Robert Barnes
@Barnes_Law
·
11h
How do you rig a jury? First, you rig the jury pool w/ your venue selection. Second, the judge gags the defendant from speaking & scares his counsel into muteness. Third, the judge hides juror identity from public, so no one can crowdsource truth about juror bias. #RogerStone


henry

Miss M, perhaps there is a difference between a warrant for drugs and one for paperwork. Liability for the servers might make that clear to the totalitarian thugs in law enforcement.

MissMarple2

https://nypost.com/2020/02/13/newspaper-giant-mcclatchy-owner-of-miami-herald-files-for-bankruptcy/

"The publicly traded company — which owns the Miami Herald, the Kansas City Star, the Sacramento Bee, the Charlotte Observer and 25 other newspapers in 14 states — had already suspended some of its pension payments to former executives last month."

henry

Review of candidates for WI Supreme Court (primary next Tuesday). Easy choice.

https://davidblaska.com/2020/02/12/can-a-liberal-dane-county-judge-win-statewide-election/

Melinda

MM-

See what happens when govt subsidies are removed?

henry

@vickimckenna

‘Not Sure’ comes in 3rd in latest 2020 Democratic poll!

https://twitter.com/vickimckenna/status/1227973093068615683?s=21

The Infamous Ignatz

--The IMF itself wants construction booms cooled not through rate hikes but through so-called “macroprudential measures”, aimed at tightening credit conditions in specific parts of the financial markets.--

It's about time.
I for one am tired of world governments refusing to intervene more completely in their nations' economies and making every aspect of them ten times worse.
The result of their continued attempts to mitigate the necessary business cycle will result inevitably in less total wealth, less economic and political liberty, more income inequality, a continued hollowing out of the middle class and more populism and angry division between the connected takers and their enablers in government and their political allies and the oppressed hoi polloi.

Progs you gotta love em; in their fanatical pursuit of political and economic power, which is basically a form of Marxism, always manage to produce a situation in which the workers of the world unite because they have nothing to lose but their chains.

MissMarple2

henry,

I didn't quote remember it correctly, as it was over 25 years ago. Texting you some info.

henry

Harvard got $millions from China.

https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14370

The Infamous Ignatz

And alas the brilliant and cogent Brian B commenting at Powerline that Jimsunny referred to is not me.

James D.

Count me out of some of you clowns desire to have them act like this only on "our side". That fixes nothing.

Agreed.

I want this crap stopped, period. But until it is, I want to see it applied equally on both sides. If they're going to bring a SWAT team and helicopters to serve a search warrant on a Trump employee, then I want the same tactic used against Democrats who get warrants issued, too.

Dave (in MA)

Mayor Pete Platitude Generator:
http://www.mayopete.io/

Joe Biden Insult Bot
https://twitter.com/BidenInsultBot

Tom R

No more of the BS of bringing in a relief pitcher to face one batter.

Since games can be won with one swing of the bat what exactly is bullshit about a manager making a pitching change that he believes will give his team the best chance of getting the batter out?

Threadkiller

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/02/13/the-fbi-corruption-is-far-worse-than-we-currently-imagine-president-trump-authorized-his-own-surveillance/

Captain Hate

Robert Barnes
@Barnes_Law
·
11h
How do you rig a jury? First, you rig the jury pool w/ your venue selection. Second, the judge gags the defendant from speaking & scares his counsel into muteness. Third, the judge hides juror identity from public, so no one can crowdsource truth about juror bias. #RogerStone

Fourth you have a Supreme Court Chief Justice lie about judges being not reflections of the governing philosophy of the appointing President.

Porchlight

Chuck Yeager's 97th birthday today? Holy cow!

We actually briefly considered naming our son after Chuck Yeager. My great-uncle became friends with him back in his Navy test pilot days. We ended up naming him after said great-uncle (and his namesakes my dad and cousin) instead.

What a guy. Happy birthday General Yeager.

Captain Hate

Manfred's rule change on pitchers is terrible. Ironically it might have kept that fat slob, Mike Hargrove, from depleting his bullpen in Game 7 of the 1997 World Series; although Jim Leyland would have out managed him in other areas.

Not that I'm bitter...

mike in houston

Who knew?:)

The first British person known to have contracted the coronavirus claims he defeated the deadly virus with a whisky and honey hot toddy.

https://www.scotsman.com/news/people/whisky-cured-my-coronavirus-says-wuhan-based-brit-who-contracted-deadly-flu-1-5084964

Barbara

TK re: your link at 10:32am, was White House Legal Counsel Don McGahn involved in the Comey/Boente scheme or was he "mislead"?

Did Don McGahn know Boente? I would think he must have.

GUS

TK, that link you provided to Breitbart shows a picture of 5 losers. One of them is named ROSENSTEIN. He is NOT wearing a white hat.

PLEASE EXPLAIN EXACTLY WHY?? *HEH HEH.

Tom R

From Sundance's latest nonsense

President Trump was tricked into signing an executive order that facilitated the FBI to continue spying on his own administration.

If only Trump had been wise enough to hire Sundance, a guy who works at a grocery store, as one of his primary advisor's on who to trust.

PS Sundance apparently forgot that by the time Boente signed off on the second FISA renewal, Trump was 1) already aware that Obama had been spying on his campaign and 2) already informed by someone (my guess is Comey) that the White House was bugged.

Captain Hate

Jesse Liu resigned.

Good riddance. NEXT!

MissMarple2

Captain Hate,

Is she the one that was sent over to Treasury?

Tom R

was White House Legal Counsel Don McGahn involved in the Comey/Boente scheme or was he "mislead"?

That's a great question. Before answering your question another question needs to be answered first is: should Sundance be taken seriously?

If you adopt the Sundance school of irrational logic, Sundance gets to decide who is corrupt and who is not. So far Sundance has proclaimed the following Trump appointees to the DOJ as corrupt Deep Staters: Sessions, Barr, Rosenstein, & Boente.

What special power of character judgment does Sundance possess that makes him a better judge of character than Trump?

Tom R

More MAGA winning:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/hope-hicks-returning-to-trump-white-house-as-senior-adviser/ar-BBZY6Ax?ocid=ientp

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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39m
When I terminated John Kelly, which I couldn’t do fast enough, he knew full well that he was way over his head. Being Chief of Staff just wasn’t for him. He came in with a bang, went out with a whimper, but like so many X’s, he misses the action & just can’t keep his mouth shut,.

....which he actually has a military and legal obligation to do. His incredible wife, Karen, who I have a lot of respect for, once pulled me aside & said strongly that “John respects you greatly. When we are no longer here, he will only speak well of you.” Wrong!
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Apparently Kelly got a book deal. I just became aware of this today.

lyle

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-golden-retriever-was-robbed-many-dog-lovers-disappointed-that-a-poodle-won-westminster-again-2020-02-12

Damn straight. 🦮

Tom R

How can Liu resign from the Treasury Dept when she never officially got the job?

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/482930-jessie-liu-resigns-after-nomination-for-treasury-department-post

Tom R

GEN Kelly defended Vindman by accusing Trump of issuing an illegal order.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/02/john-kelly-alexander-vindman-north-korea-and-trump/606496/

Captain Hate

Barr seems to be the sort of guy who gets pissed off at being accused of lying or other unsavory things. They're poking a bear.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 11:46 AM (H8QX

He was asked yesterday about Holder's comment. He said while fighting back a grin, that he's not concerned about any kind of ethics lecture from Eric Holder.
Posted by: Jen the original at February 13, 2020 11:49 AM (3LyA5)

henry

Message from that other ledge.

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/02/13/an-autopsy-of-the-climate-policy-debates-corpse/

Dave (in MA)

Mutts are better than purebreds, but that stupid hairdo on poodles has to go.

Barbara

Tom R,

I'm only concerned with the information in the Conservative Tree House article and whether or not it can be verified (i.e. the source - in this case notes, warrants and an Executive Order). Sundance can reach his own conclusions.

My question goes to the people surrounding the President, their advice, their actions, etc. That Executive Order drafted by McGahn troubles me. I can't possibly know for certain, but at that early date it seems that the President either didn't know enough to question it or was misinformed. It was McGahn's responsibility to brief the President. What he knew and what he told the President are very important pieces of information.

Captain Hate

The Malarkey Paste Eater must think he's on Dinah Shore

Joe Biden on The View on his son Hunter:

"And look, nobody has said he's done anything wrong. This is a guy who has done nothing but good things his whole life, my son, and ran the food program USA, a whole range of things."

https://tinyurl.com/uq2l2p4


Sure Jan....
Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2020 11:57 AM (cF8AT)

Dave (in MA)

Not sure it's the best idea to be highlighting your bad hires.

GUS

Hookers, drugs, strip clubs, illegitimate children, beneficiary of influence peddling.

Normal swamp shit.

Threadkiller

So I post a link and Tom comes unhinged? Unsurprising.

If you adopt the Sundance school of irrational logic, Sundance gets to decide who is corrupt and who is not. So far Sundance has proclaimed the following Trump appointees to the DOJ as corrupt Deep Staters: Sessions, Barr, Rosenstein, & Boente.

What special power of character judgment does Sundance possess that makes him a better judge of character than Trump?

Previously from Tom:


Iggy @ 2:36

How do you think a psychologist would interpret TK's obsession with trying to discredit DawsonSFields?

BTW I don't know what profession Fields is now but I do know he is an Army veteran. Since he is one of the top Twitter Sleuths covering the global money laundering scandal my guess is he works in the financial industry.

Posted by: Tom R | February 06, 2020 at 03:19 PM

Clearly the obsession is yours Tom. Can’t you see that by now?

lyle

I don’t disagree about mutts, Dave, but I just love Goldens and always have. Jazzy is my fourth.

JM Hanes

Miss Marple:

Wouldn't it be hysterical if Virginia were forced to accord all its electoral votes to Trump? Bwahahaha!

GUS

The little man has emotional issues TK. I made him cry.

Tom R

TK @ 12:08

Unhinged? You sound like Gus when he pretends I am crying.

If you read what I actually wrote you would notice I didn't say anything about you. I was criticizing Sundance for treating his conjecture as fact and twisting information to conform with his beliefs, which include the belief AG Barr is a corrupt Deep Stater.

IMO Trump supporters should know what Sundance thinks about AG Barr so they can make an informed decision on whether they should take him serious or not.

MissMarple2

Barbara,

He was White House Counsel from the day Trump was sworn in.

Where was he before?

Wikipedia says, "George W. Bush nominated McGahn as a Republican-selected member of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) in 2008. He was confirmed on June 24, 2008 by the United States Senate and was sworn in shortly thereafter.

Wikipedia ALSO says, " McGahn resigned from the FEC in September 2013.[18]

After leaving the FEC, McGahn returned to the law firm Patton Boggs.[15] In 2014 he moved to the law firm of Jones Day in Washington, D.C.[16] He also worked for the Koch affiliated FreedomM Partners.[19] McGahn brought five Jones Day lawyers with him to the White House, and six more were appointed to senior posts in the Trump Administration.[20] Jones Day has represented Alfa-Bank and done work for businesses belonging to a long list of Russian oligarchs, including Oleg Deripaska, Viktor Vekselberg, and Alexander Mashkevich.[20] :
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So, we have somebody connected to the Bush Family, Haley Boggs, the Koch Brothers, and RUSSIANS!

I smell a set -up.

Melinda

@jason_howerton

You know in this moment he's literally thinking: "Shit, this is going to go viral on Twitter cuz I'm a socialist in first class."


https://twitter.com/jason_howerton/status/1227980473101627393?s=21

Click for the awesome pic of your friendly neighborhood Socialist.

Threadkiller

I’m pretty sure it is you, Tom, who didn’t read what I wrote.

JM Hanes

Ha! I see Theo beat me to it about 12 hours ago, which goes to show you just how far behind I am on catch-ball.

Threadkiller

MM and Barbara, I think the take on it at CTH is that McGahn was more careless than corrupt.

Melinda

Liu was still on the books as a DoJ employee, that's how she can resign.

Melinda

Nope, I'm wrong. Liu was in the Acting chute, pending confirmation.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/13/politics/jessie-liu-trump-administration/index.html

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