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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2022
« Reply #6975 on: August 08, 2022, 06:30:58 PM »
I saw a story today that the Jan 6th Commission has received Alex Jones' texts.

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2022
« Reply #6976 on: August 08, 2022, 06:31:59 PM »
The noose tightens.

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2022
« Reply #6977 on: August 08, 2022, 06:49:18 PM »
This could have fascinating consequences.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/08/08/trump-mar-a-lago-search-fbi/

A comment: "I would hate to be Trump’s servants tonight. There will be a lot of ketchup soaked food to clean off the walls."

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2022
« Reply #6978 on: August 08, 2022, 06:53:54 PM »


Werd ich zum Augenblicke sagen, "Verweile doch! Du bist so schön..."

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2022
« Reply #6979 on: August 08, 2022, 06:59:36 PM »
:laugh:

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2022
« Reply #6980 on: August 08, 2022, 09:47:39 PM »
I read this in the NYT article. I love how he says  'how dare they illegally invade the home of the President of the United States just like some third world country?!'. I just love it!!

Well maybe they'll get him for this since everything else seems to run right off his back!!
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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2022
« Reply #6981 on: August 10, 2022, 08:44:06 PM »
"Gym" Jordan has put in his two cents (and been roundly mocked):

HuffPost
Rep. Jim Jordan’s Judiciary Tweet Mocked For Struggling With Basic Legal Concepts
Ed Mazza
Mon, August 8, 2022 at 11:24 PM·4 min read

A Twitter account overseen by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is receiving new attention for struggling with basic legal concepts after it railed against the search warrant executed on the Florida home of former President Donald Trump.

[article continues online]

https://www.yahoo.com/news/rep-jim-jordan-judiciary-tweet-062441252.html
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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2022
« Reply #6982 on: August 11, 2022, 10:49:36 AM »
^^^

Rightly mocked as he's a member of the House Judiciary.

It seems every Republican and partisan news channel (Fox, duh) was echoing this same talking point, wanting to foment the base which is already fermented. They like to get their base riled, and they're always roiled to begin with.

Big government is out to get you. Your sainted golden calf is being attacked unjustly...it's all so disgusting.

In the stream of tweets mocking GJ, leave it to Mrs. Bowers and Randy Rainbow to have the best ones:

Mrs. Betty Bowers
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If they can investigate Donald Trump for a crime, they might be able to investigate YOU for a crime!!!!
The unspeakable horrors of being a criminal!!!!

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Randy Rainbow
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Literally none of our pee tapes are safe.

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2022
« Reply #6983 on: August 11, 2022, 10:59:07 AM »
I do believe I heard somebody say, If you have nothing to hide, why take the Fifth?

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2022
« Reply #6984 on: August 11, 2022, 03:39:09 PM »
^^^ LOL it was the very SOB himself.... worthless POS.

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2022
« Reply #6985 on: August 11, 2022, 10:18:31 PM »
This makes me feel ill:

The Washington Post: FBI searched Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence for classified nuclear documents

https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/11/politics/trump-mar-a-lago-search-nuclear-classified-documents/index.html

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2022
« Reply #6986 on: August 12, 2022, 06:51:33 AM »
This makes me feel ill:

The Washington Post: FBI searched Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence for classified nuclear documents

https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/11/politics/trump-mar-a-lago-search-nuclear-classified-documents/index.html

The whole state of this nation makes me feel ill. I just read one New Yorker article about how the Far Right is taking over Wisconsin. There is another article I haven't yet read about how, apparently, they've already taken over Ohio.

I'm confident they'll be taking Pennsylvania this November.

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2022
« Reply #6987 on: August 12, 2022, 11:19:11 AM »
I'm confident they'll be taking Pennsylvania this November.

I wish you wouldn't acquiesce so easily.

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2022
« Reply #6988 on: August 12, 2022, 11:48:13 AM »
I agree that the midterms are concerning. However election cycles come up every 2 or 4 years. A nuclear half-life is measured in hundreds of thousands of years. American elections could indeed end our democracy - a horrible prospect. A nuclear accident or war could have untold effects on the planet up to and including the ending of human life on earth.
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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2022
« Reply #6989 on: August 12, 2022, 12:20:17 PM »
I wish you wouldn't acquiesce so easily.

No offense, but I think I know my state and my people better than you do. James Carvill was rude but correct in his characterization of Pennsylvania.

I don't think the Democrats are pounding hard enough against Dr. Oz (U.S. Senate) and Doug Mastriano (governor)--who will no doubt disenfranchise Philadelphia and Pittsburgh (Democratic strongholds--at least Philadelphia is).

They're pointing out that Mastriano was at the Capitol January 6. I think they should be playing that as, He tried to overthrow the government of the United States and end our democracy.