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The Soup Nazi 05.06.2020 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Skuj
I love Obama, but I can never forgive him for caving to McConnell, when the latter had absolutely no legal, historical or constitutional right to block a SCOTUS hearing. And we are all paying for that massive mistake today.


Was there anything Obama could do about it? "Sue him"? Or was it up to Congress to impeach its most powerful member (fuck Paul Ryan), something completely unthinkable with both houses controlled by the GOP then?

I know McConnell failed to comply with his oath, but still, the Senate majority leader holds an incredible amount of power. I assume that's in the Constitution (correct me if I'm wrong), in which case that alone makes the revered document a joke - and I didn't even have to bring up the Second Amendment.

Skuj 05.06.2020 11:17 PM

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How can you not watch everything with Julianne Moore in it. 59 and still hotter than a urinary infection.


I have to confess that I didn't even bother googling it until this. I figured that milestone was too recent for a good/thoughtful film about it. But Julainne Moore? I looked it up. Fuck, I must see this. Thanks. It may help me better understand Trumpism. But first, I must tend to Modern General Relativity.

Skuj 05.06.2020 11:23 PM

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Originally Posted by The Soup Nazi
Was there anything Obama could do about it? "Sue him"? Or was it up to Congress to impeach its most powerful member (fuck Paul Ryan), something completely unthinkable with both houses controlled by the GOP then?

I know McConnell failed to comply with his oath, but still, the Senate majority leader holds an incredible amount of power. I assume that's in the Constitution (correct me if I'm wrong), in which case that alone makes the revered document a joke - and I didn't even have to bring up the Second Amendment.


Obama's choices were indeed ugly, and Garland probably wouldn't play along, but what McConnell did was downright fucking illegal. I think Obama had the law on his side if he simply installed Garland, seeing as McConnell outright refused a hearing. He should have done that, consequences be damned.

We are all paying for McConnell's "victory" today. That McConnell keeps bragging about this as his greatest achievement speaks volumes about the man. It is my opinion that he is one of the worst human beings ever. He is immensely smarter than Trump, yet he honours Trump. Truly pathetic. America has lost.

The Soup Nazi 05.06.2020 11:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Skuj
I think Obama had the law on his side if he simply installed Garland


I didn't know that was indeed an option (a "nuclear" one, as tabloids like to call them). Towards the end of his second term, as it was clear Congress wasn't gonna give him jack shit, no matter how legitimate, rational, urgent, fair, ET CETERA, Obama did take executive action on a number of issues. Remember this?

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I am determined to make the most of every moment I have left. After the midterm elections, my advisors asked me, "Mr. President, do you have a bucket list?" And I said, "Well, I have something that rhymes with bucket list."

Take executive action on immigration? BUCKET.

New climate regulations? BUCKET. Itís the right thing to do.

If you can't figure out what rhymes with bucket, I can't help you. :D

Skuj 05.06.2020 11:42 PM

FUCKET?

Anyway, if Ruth dies, we all know what McConnell and Trump will do, and the hypocrisy is astounding.

The Soup Nazi 05.06.2020 11:49 PM

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FUCKET?

Anyway, if Ruth dies, we all know what McConnell and Trump will do, and the hypocrisy is astounding.


RBG is back at home. And she's like Kenny: even if she dies, she'll be back for the next episode.

 

Bytor Peltor 05.07.2020 03:38 AM

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RBG is back at home. And she's like Kenny: even if she dies, she'll be back for the next episode.

 


Ruth Bader Ginsburg Encased In Carbonite Until Next Court Session

Skuj should changing his avatar to this!
 

I hope RBG is recovering, she has served our country for a long time!

Bytor Peltor 05.07.2020 02:02 PM

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Flynn is FUCKING GUILTY



Justice Dept dropping Flynnís criminal case

 



 


 

Skuj 05.07.2020 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Skuj
I bet I know how this proceeds now: The judge (Obama appointee, surely!) will (rightly) deem that Flynn is still guilty, and that these notes have no effect whatsoever. Cue the outrage in Trumpyworld. Flynn gets pardoned very quickly (fuck you Obama!) and plays a major role in Today's GOP. While the dust still settles, Stone gets pardoned.

Amirite?

$10, anyone?


Well, it looks like Today's DOJ has spoken!!

https://thehill.com/homenews/adminis...-against-flynn

I had this belief that a judge would decide.

Flynn is still fucking guilty, no matter how DOJ and Trumpies twist this.

So, onto the next step: Flynn joins team Trump again? (I hope he does!!)

Bytor Peltor 05.07.2020 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Skuj
Well, it looks like Today's DOJ has spoken!!

Flynn is still fucking guilty, no matter how DOJ and Trumpies twist this.


Iím guessing you have sand in your eyes because anyone can clearly see and understand that the DOJ doesnít drop charges against guilty people!

But donít you worry, the guilty will soon be going to jail because you canít perpetuate fraud upon the court and get away with it.

You canít waste TWO YEARS and 32+ MILLION DOLLARS of the Tax Payers money on an investigation and not have to answer for it!!

......the big names are coming!!!

Skuj 05.07.2020 04:20 PM

The more I read about the "technicality" that Flynn will be freed on, the more I shake my head.

Did Flynn talk to the Russians illicitly? YES.

Did he lie about these talks? YES.

What's worse: Flynn getting off for this reasoning, or Barr's summary of Mueller's findings? We live in very strange times, and Barr should scare everyone.

(The judge, a Clinton appointee, must still decide the Flynn case though, right?)

Skuj 05.07.2020 07:19 PM

"On February 14th 2017, Trump talked to FBI Director Comey about Michael Flynn, asking him to “let this go” because he’s a “good guy.” Comey wouldn’t do it, so Trump fires him. Today, Barr did what Comey was unwilling to do."

An interesting take.

Skuj 05.07.2020 08:18 PM

(Keeps posting to self....)

So, Barr is at odds with Mueller here (I just re-read the Flynn section in the report), as well as the IG. What are the chances that he is also at odds with the judge who ultimately decides this case?

My $10 bet is still on. :)

h8kurdt 05.08.2020 08:24 AM

Donít Forget, Michael Flynn Pleaded Guilty. Twice.

Skuj 05.08.2020 12:30 PM

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Oh but he was tricked into it by The Deep State, and as Barr said in an interview, sometimes we plead guilty when we don't understand that we were not guilty blah blah blah Make America Great Again.

Skuj 05.08.2020 02:30 PM

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I enjoyed that piece. One can see a pattern here in Barr's behaviour. If it was one or maybe two major things he had done to please Team Trump, an arguement could be made that he is an impartial AG. But look at the list!! And it's going to get worse. The Trumpists know this. "Some big names are going to pay" keeps coming up, and I believe it now. But Barr has zero credibility. I have a copy of the Mueller Report on my shelf, and I must be reading a completely different book than the one Barr read.

h8kurdt 05.08.2020 03:20 PM


Pleaded guilty TWICE, but yet he's innocent. Gotta love those mental gymnastics.

h8kurdt 05.08.2020 05:20 PM

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I have been in and around DOJ since 1983. I have never seen a case dropped after someone has pled guilty and the underlying facts demonstrate beyond any shadow of a doubt he is guilty. This is simply a pardon by another name. A black day in DOJ history.


[Michael R. Bromwich]former DOJ IG; Asst US Attorney, SDNY; Assoc. Independent Counsel, Iran-Contra; independent monitor; law enforcement consultant

How many of Trump's cronies have been sacked, sent down, or disgraced since he became president? And yet you believe that Flynn is as innocent as a newborn baby and has been treated horribly by the FBI? Trump drained the swamp about as well as a plumber using a toothpick on a clogged shitter.

Skuj 05.08.2020 05:43 PM

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[Michael R. Bromwich]former DOJ IG; Asst US Attorney, SDNY; Assoc. Independent Counsel, Iran-Contra; independent monitor; law enforcement consultant

How many of Trump's cronies have been sacked, sent down, or disgraced since he became president? And yet you believe that Flynn is as innocent as a newborn baby and has been treated horribly by the FBI? Trump drained the swamp about as well as a plumber using a toothpick on a clogged shitter.


Lol. That's good.

You quoted Skunk "you have your article and I have mine" above, and I admit that I clicked on that link and looked about his beautiful rt.com for 10 seconds. That is 10 seconds that I will never get back. These are the kinds of "news" and "sources" that Byteme and Skunk revel in, and I feel sorry for them. I really do.

Skuj 05.08.2020 05:48 PM

"RT is the first Russian 24/7 English-language news channel which brings the Russian view on global news."

You cannot make this shit up. Skunk really is a Russian bot, and he may not even know it. Thank FUCK I can't see him unless he is quoted.


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