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U.S. Politics: Who's Cohen Down?

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5 minutes ago, IamMe90 said:

Huh. I just keep mine in Chrome's "other bookmarks." #woops

GF proofing. 

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32 minutes ago, Tywin et al. said:

Seriously. I know this liberal has a folder within a folder within a folder within a folder within a folder within a folder within a folder within a folder where the good bookmarked stuff is kept.

Back in the day I shared the family PC and one AOL account with my wife and our two girls.  I kept my porn buried deep in the darkest corner of the most boringest folder string I could find:   Pets > Aquarium > Forums > EZboard > AquariumCentral > Planted Tanks > DIY > Invertebrates > Prawn!

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6 minutes ago, The Mance said:

Back in the day I shared the family PC and one AOL account with my wife and our two girls.  I kept my porn buried deep in the darkest corner of the most boringest folder string I could find:   Pets > Aquarium > Forums > EZboard > AquariumCentral > Planted Tanks > DIY > Invertebrates > Prawn!

Lol

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How Rand Paul could still stop Pompeo

The Kentucky libertarian crosses Trump even after the president heaped praise on him.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/19/rand-paul-mike-pompeo-state-nomination-538030

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One option for opponents bent on scuttling Pompeo would be to vote against sending his nomination to the floor, even with an unfavorable recommendation; another would be to filibuster an attempt by Republican leadership to bring the nomination straight to the floor and circumvent the committee.

 

Edited by Martell Spy

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Wait, why are trumpists taking Rudy Giuliani joining Trump's legal team as a good sign?  Isn't he some sort of anemic vampire clown?  Oh, I get it, must be approaching the last dungeon of their larp.  Geez, someone explain to them he's just an NPC.

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What people from North Dakota and the other agricultural states care about, which means what D-Heitkamp cares about, are the Chinese tariffs on soybeans and pork.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/18/us/politics/trump-tariffs-china-soybeans-midterms.html

It took all this time for the NYTimes to do a story on that.  Or maybe not.  I've been away, came back and got very sick, still sick, and have to leave again at the start of next week.  My comprehension and capacity to notice things are deeply impaired.  And it's still winter here.  Sigh.

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1 hour ago, SpaceChampion said:

Wait, why are trumpists taking Rudy Giuliani joining Trump's legal team as a good sign?  Isn't he some sort of anemic vampire clown?  Oh, I get it, must be approaching the last dungeon of their larp.  Geez, someone explain to them he's just an NPC.

He may have been a prosecutor but he's really not much as a lawyer in the courtroom or a legal strategist.

What we are seeing, as with Cohen's very public scene with russian mobsters, smoking cohibas, when he was supposed to be in court, signaling to the russians he wasn't going to flip ... anyway we're seeing ever tighter convergence of the russian corruption that Cohen was / is in past his eyebrows.  There is no way he won't flip.

Giuliani is the bottom of the barrel, really. Orangeade never gave him a post to start with, which Giuliani wiggled and wagged and begged for all through the campaign, and expected he get. After all that, this is the only way he's getting close to the squat glass of tang.

IN THE MEANTIME, he's totally wrapped up in the e-mails, the corruption, the campaign -- how can he be in court with all that weight?

But, as a wit observed, "It takes a follicle challenged old white guy to fully appreciate another follicle challenged old white guy."

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I understood Giuliani was never offered a cabinet post because there was no way in hell he can pass a security clearance.

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It's nice that Giuliani is joining up with the rest of the useless dead-enders drawn to the stench of Trump's corruption. Will make it that much easier to sweep them up in the next round of FBI raids.

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3 minutes ago, DanteGabriel said:

It's nice that Giuliani is joining up with the rest of the useless dead-enders drawn to the stench of Trump's corruption. Will make it that much easier to sweep them up in the next round of FBI raids.

Will the RNC be fair game in a RICO case?

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Just now, Pony Empress Jace said:

Will the RNC be fair game in a RICO case?

I've got a friend with government/law enforcement connections who swears this is the case, and that guys like Ryan and McConnell have already been rolled up in secret. I fervently hope he's right but I won't hold my breath.

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18 minutes ago, DanteGabriel said:

I've got a friend with government/law enforcement connections who swears this is the case, and that guys like Ryan and McConnell have already been rolled up in secret. I fervently hope he's right but I won't hold my breath.

That would actually make a shit ton of sense in full tinfoil hat mode. Ryan's jumping ship and just refuses to mention Trump like either a coward or a guy who's a witness in a widespread fraud case or both. And McConnel's curmudgeon refusal to take up legislation to protect Mueller could be seen as resignation to the impending imprisonment of half his political apparatus and a desire to avoid upsetting the lamb before slaughtering it if you squint hard enough.

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1 hour ago, Zorral said:

What people from North Dakota and the other agricultural states care about, which means what D-Heitkamp cares about, are the Chinese tariffs on soybeans and pork.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/18/us/politics/trump-tariffs-china-soybeans-midterms.html

It took all this time for the NYTimes to do a story on that.  Or maybe not.  I've been away, came back and got very sick, still sick, and have to leave again at the start of next week.  My comprehension and capacity to notice things are deeply impaired.  And it's still winter here.  Sigh.

I heard a thing on NPR last week about the pork and soybeans.  No one is happy about Drumpfs alleged tarriffs 

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46 minutes ago, DanteGabriel said:

I've got a friend with government/law enforcement connections who swears this is the case, and that guys like Ryan and McConnell have already been rolled up in secret. I fervently hope he's right but I won't hold my breath.

That seems like wishful thinking.

Perhaps the worst part of all of this is that nothing much the RNC is doing seems to be illegal. It's even possible that for all of the horrible things Drumpf is doing, none of it is illegal. The notion that the President is possibly above the law unless impeached is pretty much making him immune to any repercussions of what he does. And so the RNC protects him, knowing that as long as he isn't actually charged, they haven't - to the letter of the law - done anything illegal.

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I would suggest all Republican leaders have had their brains replaced with alien parasites. Case in point...

The Wrongest Man in Washington

How Larry Kudlow has taken the Trump administration's dysfunction to a new level

https://newrepublic.com/article/148050/wrongest-man-washington

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But now that he’s there, Kudlow’s errors, misstatements, and exaggerations are wreaking havoc on U.S. policy. In the case of the Russia sanctions and TPP, there are serious domestic and foreign policy repercussions when an entire administration—not just a Twitter feed—makes whiplash-inducing changes. The decision on Russia went from the Treasury Department announcing sanctions on Sunday, to reports that the White House had reached out to the Russian embassy on Tuesday to declare that no sanctions were planned. The administration reversed itself on TPP in six days.

 

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Trump made McConnell’s wife Trasportation Secretary and they were planning to spend a bundle on roads and bridges, with Trumps graft expertise...

Guiliani knows people in the NY FBI and probably the group that will probably find, I’ve  heard, corruption in Cohens activities, and likely Trumps too.

Guiliani is a good distractor to take the heat off, he’s loud and over the top.

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4 minutes ago, HoodedCrow said:

Trump made McConnell’s wife Trasportation Secretary and they were planning to spend a bundle on roads and bridges, with Trumps graft expertise...

Guiliani knows people in the NY FBI and probably the group that will probably find, I’ve  heard, corruption in Cohens activities, and likely Trumps too.

Guiliani is a good distractor to take the heat off, he’s loud and over the top.

Guiliani likely had a hand in those NY FBI leaks during the election.

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