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February 13, 2021

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henry

Obviously he needs to be committed to a secure psych facility. He can claim to be important there all day. The staff will even humor him, while increasing his meds.

Narciso

Like inspector dreyfus in one of the last pink panther films.

henry

More like Cuckoo’s Nest

Narciso

Yes i remember that one, i played the orderly that had to shock mcmurphy.

Narciso

That was back in high school.

MissMarple2

In case anyone missed it, Jane says that McCarthy says the phone call story is false. Since Jane is monitoriing the impeachment and associated interviews, I believe her.

Just like the story about Melania being bitter and spending all day at the spa was untrue, they are throwing up everything to get something to stick and tarnish Trump's reputation.

henry

@cnbcnow

BREAKING: McConnell tells Republican senators he will vote to acquit Trump in impeachment trial

Narciso


Another day ending in y


https://mobile.twitter.com/julie_kelly2/status/1360601047543263234

Jane

The dems have gotten themselves in a real mess. If they get their wish, the trial will go on for months and Biden is pissed. (someone told him to be) all his “important” communist issues will have to be tabled. If the dems call the bitch who reported on McCarthy, which reportedly McCarthy has denied - and he voted not to impeach - then our side will call 100 witnesses.

This is all a result of utter incompetence. Leahy is a joke. Raskin is a clown.

henry

Jane, Newsome is about to be recalled. Cuomo needs a periscope to see out of the manure pit he jumped in, schools aren’t reopening, Xiden declared another year of masks... he and the uniparty masters need an ongoing distraction. Xiden being upset is just faux WWE with cheesier writing. The commification goes on via eager bureaucrats. No need for Congress.

Narciso

There was no nominee that was challenged in any way not sullivan not mayorkas not fudge.

Narciso

Nor any of the sub cabinet officials

lurkersusie

Good

Kyle Becker
@kylenabecker
·
52m
BOMBSHELL REPORT: Trump legal team seek to subpoena D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Nancy Pelosi if Dems call witnesses.

What did they know and when did they know it?

Narciso


Our fishwrap seems to have been outsourced to gannett


https://www.news-journalonline.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/12/takeaways-donald-trump-impeachment-trial-defense-rests-q-a/4459720001/

Jane

Henry,

You might be right - but I think the dems are too stupid to realize all that. I’m telling you they are the dumbest group of people I’ve encountered in a long time. They have been recessed for a long time to try and figure out how to get out of this mess. Oh here they come back. Nope they adjourned again in sheer panic.

Jane

LS,

THEY ARE GOING TO CALL a lot more than those 2. Harris is definatly on the list for posting bail for rioters. Biden for threatening Trump. And more and more and more.

Jane

“the democrats are building the plane while flying it.”

Wonder how it’s being spun by moron tv.

Narciso

I noticed they gave gordon sundland the eu envoy in the ukraine matter a book contract.

MissMarple2

Narciso,

Who is the publisher and how much of an advance did he get?

Narciso


Renaissance books


https://www.google.com/amp/s/pagesix.com/2021/02/11/gordon-sondland-fired-by-trump-working-on-a-tell-all-book/amp/

Narciso


He must not think theres much to it

https://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/Romandog/

MissMarple2


Catturd ™
@catturd2
·
1h
I'm old enough to remember $2,000 dollars on day one.

Narciso

Meanwhile


https://mobile.twitter.com/AlexBerenson/status/1359987749424660480

Momto2

You all do know what this is - right? The dems thinking they have Trump and voting on witnesses only to open the flood gates for his defense team to expose what *really* happened. I'd have to say it's a fine example of Haman being hung on his own gallows (Esther 7:10)

henry

I think RonJohn would win a duel between the two.

@kylegriffith1

Republican Ron Johnson was furious about the outcome of the vote and engaged in a shouting match with Mitt Romney.

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1360628346338430980?s=21

Neo

Start with the former Capitol Police chief and whoever at the FBI who briefed them on 4-Jan about possible riot

Narciso

Remember ramius in red october, captain tupolev thought he could just fire the torpedoes and be done with it, but they pnly arm at close range, and you know the rest of the story

Neo

Get Harris and Biden on record testifying that there was no election fraud

MissMarple2

The Election Wizard
@Wizard_Predicts

· 2h
BREAKING: Senate Minority Leader McConnell has informed Republican senators he is planning to vote to acquit Pres. Trump, sources tell NBC.

“I am persuaded that impeachments are a tool primarily of removal and we therefore lack jurisdiction,” McConnell wrote in an email.
==========================================
Jeff Carlson
@themarketswork
·
2h
"Persuaded"

McConnell is fooling nobody. He wanted to vote for impeachment — he helped it move forward — but realized it would be political suicide.
==========================================
I wonder how many people are camped out in front of his houses in Kentucky and the DC area.

jimmyk

The irony of the NYT claiming “cover up”: the story was known since May, but covered with a pillow by the MSM so that Cuomo could get away with blaming Trump. Now that Trump is gone, Cuomo is superfluous.

jimmyk

— “I am persuaded that impeachments are a tool primarily of removal and we therefore lack jurisdiction,” McConnell wrote in an email.—

A far cry from saying the charges are false and absurd, and the trial a kangaroo court.

MissMarple2

jimmyk,

Exactly. That's why I think he realized it was political suicide. He might be able to keep his seat until 2024, but he will never win against a decent Trump-supporter in a primary.

I firmly believe he has kept his position by strong-arming and blackmailing people, with a healthy dose of bribes. With new Republicans in the Senate, there is no way he would be elected majority/minority leader again should he vote to convict.

His distaste for Trump, however, plus pressure from lobbyists and foreign contacts, no doubt resulted in this mealy-mouth announcement of his position.

MissMarple2

Here is the email, according to a Politico reporter. Whether it is accurate or not, I don't know. IF it is, pay attention to the criminal prosecution phrase buried in the middle.

Jane

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/02/the-week-in-pictures-impeachment-sequel-edition.php

Week in Pictures is good.

Senate back in session, enemies backing down like the rodents they are!

Jane

The controversial statement - Trump told McCarthy it was Antifa who attacked the Capital!

Jane

Raskin is a moron.

Jane

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/biden-white-house-plan-keep-occupying-troops-dc-end-year/

time to come to FL Clarice!

lurkersusie

Not surprised at all

Emerald Robinson ✝️
@EmeraldRobinson
·
30m
People can't believe the GOP would impeach Trump to clear the way for Pence/Haley 2024. Really?

The GOP big donors want Pence/Haley. They don't really care what voters want.

They pushed Jeb in 2016. And Paul Ryan before that. And Dan Quayle before that. Remember?

henry

Iranian state TV is reporting that over 500 trucks transporting natural gas and fuel caught fire as the explosions intensified.

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/powerful-enough-be-spotted-space-fuel-tanker-convoy-explodes-afghan-iran-border

Melinda

Dr. Max Nordau
@MaxNordau
You’re kidding? They’ve decided not to call witnesses now?? Wtf

Luke Zaleski @ZaleskiLuke
Replying to @maggieNYT
You’re kidding? They’ve decided not to call witnesses now?? Wtf


TiggerTheDogg 🦅🇺🇸🇮🇱 @dan52036
2m
Replying to @MaxNordau
They know that shit would backfire 😂😂


ShreddyBroosevelt @ShreddyBroosev1
29s
Replying to @MaxNordau
The possibility of @SpeakerPelosi speaking about national guard related decisions tanned that idea, me thinks

https://twitter.com/MaxNordau/status/1360654080264273920


MissMarple2

HA! I am happy that all of this incompetence and LYING is on C-SPAN video!!

MissMarple2

WEATHER ALERT!!

My son just sent me 3 weather maps from NWS with projected snowfalls starting tomorrow evening. The LOWEST total is 5.5 inches. There is a chance that it will be as much as 14 inches! Son said they ere revising projected totals UPWARD as the maps he got were from last night.

With the cold, we will get more snow per inch of moisture. Plus we will get wind, which is making me remember 1978!!

I thought I would alert people in Indiana and those along the Ohio River, in southern Illinois, southern and central Indiana, and western and central Ohio (Dayton, Columbus, etc.as well as Cincinnati.)

MissMarple2

Ken Cuccinelli, @HomelandKen:

✔️Capital Police get an F- in preparedness
✔️@MayorBowser of DC —>sent the Federal Gov’t a letter saying:

“We got this - stay away - keep your officers away - WE’LL take care of anything that happens.”

MSM has NOT REPORTED THIS
🤔SET TRUMP UP‼️ pic.twitter.com/q758BnbEuC

— NANCY (@9NEWSNANCY) February 13, 2021

I think this letter should be published. Video at link.

Jane

I’m going to have to turn in my law license. I’ve never ever ever seen such sleezy lawyers in my life. #3 democrat making her case. Like the other 2, all facts not in evidence. All 3 should be disbarred.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The last panel cracked me up;

MissMarple2

Jane,

Scott Adams said that based on what they are saying and the tone in their voices, all of them know what they are saying is not true.

Did you see my weather alert? Be thankful you are in Florida!

Melinda

Mike's holding up well if he's getting this kind of scrutiny::

Seth Abramson
@SethAbramson
Along with everything else, Donald Trump loosed a lawyer on the Capitol—in the person of Michael T. van der Veen—who has acted in an unhinged and deranged way, and has performed as unprofessionally during the trial as I think I've ever seen a lawyer act during a formal proceeding

https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1360668230839398403

MissMarple2

The Associated Press
@AP

Japan Meteorological Agency says a magnitude 7.1 earthquake has shaken the northeastern coast near Fukushima. There is no danger of a tsunami, according to NHK TV.

Tom R

Trump's lawyers just spanked the Democrats and completely exposed their lies and hypocrisy.

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/mcconnell-says-hell-vote-acquit-trump-democrats-have-votes-call-impeachment-witnesses

Melinda

Mollie
@MZHemingway
This has long been true, obviously, but there is something clarifying and helpful about how open and brazen they are about it on days like today.

Joe Gabriel Simonson @SaysSimonson
very clear today that journalists view themselves as a crucial, and now unhappy, Democratic Party constituency

https://twitter.com/MZHemingway/status/1360669290811244549

henry

Just went on a beer run into town. (2” fresh snow, still going). Ease out of my driveway the down the road to the street to town. Nearly get run over by a township plow running a stop sign and cutting the corner from town onto my road. I think it was racing the plow from the next town coming the other direction up my road. (My farm is on the border). No contact anywhere.

MissMarple2

Melinda,

He can't say that van der Veen is stupid, so the other alternative gets thrown out: he's crazy!

I assume the racism charge won't work. They probably have been trying to find former girl friends, combing through donations, etc.

What a bunch of creeps the dems are!

Gentlejim

Narc,

The guys I know that reload have found it difficult to get components for a few months now.

Back to lurking.

Jim Eagle

Henry,

When I lived in Marquette (U.P.)I had a CJ-7. Once driving down my street that was icy and snowy, a garbage truck was turning the corner to acutelly and I rean into it, damaging my left front bumper and headlight:)

Narciso

Thanks for that bit of humor from seth (not mcfarlane)

Melinda

saint by the sea
@stbythec
They’re not just trying to ‘slide in’ new evidence. Democrats are trying to slide in a totally new charge. Be like going to traffic court for running a red light & getting convicted for murder.

Tosca Austen @ToscaAusten
Sneaky House manager nailed for sliding in evidence during closing argument! Video clips.
This court is a sham.

Democrats are a joke.

https://twitter.com/stbythec/status/1360672707554213889

Narciso

Thanks gentlejim.

Narciso

Oh really


https://mobile.twitter.com/RyanGirdusky/status/1360575346417029121

Neo

UPDATE: House Impeachment Managers FOLD – Back Off On Witnesses After Trump Legal Team Announces Pelosi Will Be Called In — Closing Arguments Begin!

Narciso

More likevthe hanging offense for the phrase book

Jane

MM,

It’s 84 here. I’ve been outside since 7;30 this morning. Enjoy your weather.

Jane

We are closing now. Thank God. The left’s stuff was truly disgusting. I’m embarrassed that I have the same profession.

Jane

Oooh this argument is good. He brings up Portland, and prior riots in DC and how the left refused to let the administration stop it. That’s what I want to hear. Now the fact that Biden, Harris and Congress refused to tell their violent protesters to stand down.

Now that was incitement!

Jane

Now I want him to say the people don’t matter, only Congress.

He argues because of the dems inaction, now rioters think rioting is okay!

Jane

So democrats, why was rioting just fine in Portland, but not when it’s your furry asses? Please let us know!

Jane

He calls it the Raspin doctrine! Perfect!

Jane

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/TrumpLincoln-600x585.jpg

Let’s see if this comes up

sbwaters

Raskin lies in first rebuttal - all admitted it was violent and perps should be punished. Word games. Postmodern and postdated.

Jane

Raskin is making a fool of himself.

sbwaters

This case turns on the Humpty Dumpty Doctrine:

in 1872, Lewis Carroll skewered its slipperiness in Through the Looking Glass. Humpty Dumpty had the audacity to claim, “When I use a word it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”

Alice cut him down. “The question is whether you can make words mean so many different things.”

Carroll’s readers laughed at the false claim to power Dumpty tried, “The question is which is to be master — that’s all.” Strangely, since the 1960s, postmodernism jumped out of philosophy and literature like a virus jumping species, to infect politicians, educationists, community organizers, pontificators and journalists.

Postmodernism struggles after power by squabbling over interpretations. This narrative over that. But if the ethical framework one advocates doesn’t value honesty, there certainly is nothing in it for anyone. Their myths are incomplete. Dishonest. You can’t contrive a story that ends up less reasonable than what you criticize.

sbwaters

Raskin: "We are defending that we get to decide whether the emperor is wearing clothes or not."

Jane

Excellent SBW

MissMarple2

Emerald Robinson
Latin cross
@EmeraldRobinson
· Sep 17, 2020
It's weird that Pence aide Olivia Troye is now against Trump.

Just like it's weird that Pence aide Jennifer Williams testified against Trump at the impeachment hoax.

Just like it's weird that Pence aide Josh Pitcock's wife worked at the FBI for Peter Strozk.
===========================================
Emerald Robinson
Latin cross
@EmeraldRobinson
·
1h
It's weird that Democrats want to call Pence's chief of staff Marc Short, right?

Wrong. It's only the 4th time that Pence's staff have "reluctantly" helped Dems try to impeach Trump.

Narciso

Quelle surprise.

Melinda

Lauren Werner 🇺🇸
@LaurenWern
Republican Senators Burr and Cassidy vote to convict.

Scott MacFarlane @MacFarlaneNews
Republican Senator Bill Cassidy votes to convict former President Trump in impeachment trial
https://twitter.com/LaurenWern/status/1360690848011345926

Narciso

When did cassidy become full mustidae

Melinda

Acquitted.

Narciso

Earf shattering kaboom.

Jane

Not Guilty! Fuck off democrats!

MissMarple2

Acquitted 57-43!!!

Jane

43 - 57

Melinda

Jim Sciutto
@jimsciutto
Final vote: 57-43 to convict.

Seven Republicans join Democrats - 7x the number of senators from a president’s party who have voted to remove:

Burr
Collins
Cassidy
Murkowski
Romney
Sasse
Toomey

https://twitter.com/jimsciutto/status/1360692886770221059

At least two of those have no re-elections in their futures.

MissMarple2

And here's the letter sent by the DC mayor on January 5. Link goes to screen cap of the letter.

To be clear, the District of Columbia is not requesting other federal law enforcement personnel and discourages any additional deployment without immediate notification to, and consultation with, MPD if such plans are underway. pic.twitter.com/FhnNe1dWeJ

— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) January 5, 2021
Melinda

Rick
@4natidaephbia
Dit is winter, dit is Nederland. Vanochtend was daar eindelijk de kans om een nostalgisch oer-Hollands beeld te schieten dat ik al een tijdje voor ogen had.

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH BY MSFT

This is winter, this is The Netherlands. This morning there was finally the chance to shoot a nostalgic primal Dutch image that I had been thinking about for a while.

https://twitter.com/4natidaephbia/status/1360632123246469120

[Spectacular photo at that link.]

Buckeye

van der Veen may be crazy, but he won.

MissMarple2

Melinda,

I hope you don't mind. I brought that picture over because it is so beautiful.

Melinda

He was already going to do this, regardless of the "Trial"::

Jerry Dunleavy
@JerryDunleavy
Burr's statement on voting to convict Trump.

https://twitter.com/JerryDunleavy/status/1360695193226330115

Dave (in MA)

Assume that there are 7 of these:
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Jim Eagle

It is basically illegal now to be on the canal ice in The Netherlands. Ice is not thick enough. That photo could be from some other time.

Dave (in MA)

https://www.euronews.com/2021/02/13/dutch-ice-skaters-take-advantage-of-frozen-canals-and-lakes-amid-northern-europe-s-deep-fr

Dave (in MA)

Add another one for the turtle.

Melinda

Jack, it was this morning. He says the ice is thick enough now.

(Might be killfiled, so we'll see.)

Jim Eagle

Dave,

24 hours ago it wasn't thick enough. My wife reads all the Dutch newspapers:) People were falling in and there is a lack of hospital beds because of CoVid.

Jane

I thought vandeveen was great!

Jane

jib,

Has the east coast weather cleared up?

clarice

Has anyone seen a report confirming Jane's that McCarthy said the CNN report on the phone conversation was bunk?

Marlene

Good afternoon! So,if we were still residents of Maine, remind me why we should have voted for Susan Collins?

Dave (in MA)

President Trump: 2
Speaker Pelosi: 0

— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) February 13, 2021
Narciso

Another fellow on althouse was teferencing cuckoos nest, it had a different ending in the book.

Davod

McConnell signalled the way ahead for Trump, a prosecution in a DC court. Why did he have to put that in the middle of his statement?

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