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  1. 7 hours ago, Nictarion said:

    Murray Bartlett should be in more stuff. 

    Yeah, definitely. He was the best part of The White Lotus season 1 and Welcome to Chippendales. Great casting, and Offerman is no slouch either.

    FEDRA looks like it takes utilitarianism to extremes, killing people there isn't space for. Also, Bill and Frank both called them Nazis.

     

  2. Opinion: DeSantis is backing down from a fight with Trump

    https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/29/opinions/trump-ron-desantis-rocky-iii-obeidallah/index.html

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    But barring prosecution of the former President, if DeSantis wants to win in 2024, he can’t keep ducking Trump’s barbs. DeSantis should remember that even though in “Rocky III” the iconic fighter lost his title early in the film to the menacing and cruel Clubber Lang, the “Italian Stallion” prevailed in the end.

    But to prevail, you have to put up a fight. There could come a time when GOP voters view DeSantis’ refusal to defend himself and punch back as a sign of weakness.

    The longer he is silent in the face of Trump’s barrage of punches, the more likely people will ask themselves, as Rocky’s nemesis did: If he ain’t no coward, why won’t he fight?

     

     

  3. I believe Starfield  was said to release after this. So, June hopefully?

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    Bethesda’s upcoming vampire shooter Redfall is now releasing on May 2nd. Redfall was originally delayed last year, alongside Starfield, to the first half of 2023. Microsoft and Bethesda are now committing to a May 2nd release date, and it will be available exclusively on Xbox Series S and X and PC.

    Redfall gets a May 2nd release date and more gameplay footag

     

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    https://www.theverge.com/2023/1/25/23500219/redfall-release-date-xbox-bethesda

  4. 1 hour ago, Zorral said:

    The bill itself is provided right above your comment.  There is all the necessary room in that wording to arrest someone in any place.  ALL THE ROOM IN THE WORLD because wearing clothing that supposedly doesn't agree with one's birth assignment as to gender, or where children are present, is in there.  Shades of England and Europe through most of the 19th Century, when women wearing men's clothes was a criminal act.

    Unless it's a priest in a frock. Then we not only have to allow it, but we must bow down to them as being the chosen of God. And yeah they get to rape kids under protection of the law. None of this makes any sense.

  5. At least 10 people died at the scene of the mass shooting

    https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/los-angeles-mass-shooting-01-22-2023/index.html

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    At least 10 people have died in the mass shooting that happened late Saturday night in Monterey Park, California, according to Capt. Andrew Meyer of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    "The Monterey Park Fire Department responded to the scene and treated the injured. And pronounced 10 of the victims deceased at the scene," he said.

    At least 10 other victims are in the hospital following the incident, he added. "There are at least 10 additional victims that were transported to numerous local hospitals and are listed in various conditions from stable to critical."

     

     

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    I'm not against the federal government being asked to help out a state in need, at all, but if they're intentionally underfunding programs that are obviously needed and then asking other states to cover their debts, over and over again, sometimes for decades, fuck off. 

    The problem is they have hostages, their own residents. I'm mainly interested in politics as a means of getting services to people. Doing anything that cuts services off to poor people in a red state would hinder my own goals.

    We should probably stop bailing out rich homeowners building in stormy areas though. Talk about welfare queens.

  7. Trump and his attorneys on the hook for nearly $1 million in sanctions for Clinton lawsuit, judge says

    https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/19/politics/trump-sanctions-clinton-lawsuit/index.html

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    A federal judge said Thursday that former President Donald Trump and his attorneys are liable for nearly $1 million in sanctions for a lawsuit Trump brought against Hillary Clinton, ex-top Justice Department officials and several others alleging they conspired against him in the 2016 campaign.

    “This case should never have been brought. Its inadequacy as a legal claim was evident from the start,” US District Judge Donald Middlebrooks of the Southern District of Florida wrote. “No reasonable lawyer would have filed it. Intended for a political purpose, none of the counts of the amended complaint stated a cognizable legal claim.”

     

     

  8. Anyone buying this?

    Santos denies having been a drag performer
    Hours later, video surfaced showing a person in a dress, who appears to be the first-term New York congressman, talking about performing in drag.

    https://www.politico.com/news/2023/01/19/santos-denies-having-been-a-drag-performer-00078515

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    “The most recent obsession from the media claiming that I am a drag Queen or ‘performed’ as a drag Queen is categorically false,” Santos said in a tweet on Thursday morning. “The media continues to make outrageous claims about my life while I am working to deliver results. I will not be distracted nor fazed by this.”

     

  9. I don't think it's just how harshly FEDRA handles the quarantine. I think the labor system shown is also a sign of corruption. The jobs to gain food and medicine are few and horrible in nature. 

    Also, the Fireflies might be corrupt in their own way. Not sure about this as not enough has been depicted yet. Possibly they are just willing to use extreme measures.

  10. Republicans have already filed dozens of bills to restrict voting in 2023
    Measures in Texas would raise criminal penalties and create voting-focused law enforcement unit

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/17/voting-rights-republicans-texas-restrictions

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    Under pre-filed bills in both chambers, Texas would also launch an election police force similar to the one created by Florida’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, which has so far come up short of producing convictions or any evidence of widespread voting offenses. Texas’s law enforcement unit, led by state “election marshals”, would be dedicated to prosecuting election and voting crimes.

    Under the proposed legislation, the top election marshal would report to the secretary of state and would appoint election marshals to represent different regions. Election marshals who investigate a violation of Texas voting law could issue warrants and file criminal charges. They could also “impound election records and equipment”.


    Other bills in Texas would expand the attorney general’s authority to prosecute election crimes. One bill would allow the attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor for criminal voting cases, and another would allow the attorney general to issue civil penalties to local prosecutors who do not investigate voting crimes

     

     

  11. 3 hours ago, DMC said:

    It's a misnomer to think "scandals" are what sank Hillary's campaign.  She lost because she wasn't well liked - and never was.  The impact of the "scandals" was simply the Comey letter 9 days before the election.

    And on the opposite side, Trump benefited from being a newcomer politically speaking. This benefited him enormously in all sorts of ways. He was able to convince some voters for example he wouldn't be a typical Republican on the economy and entitlements. There was no mention that he was planning to put little kids in cages or use riot-control measures on Americans to get a photo op. He's now a known quantity.

  12. Stephen Colbert Spots Surest Sign Yet That George Santos Is Toast
    The GOP lawmaker is facing growing calls to step down, including from within his own party.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/stephen-colbert-george-santos_n_63bfb82ae4b0d6f0ba014403

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    Stephen Colbert had an explanation for a new report that finds embattled Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) claimed to have loaned $705,000 to his 2020 campaign despite records that indicated he had just $55,000 to his name.

    “Fair enough,” Colbert said. “But what about all of his other names?”

    Santos, an accused serial liar, reportedly used at least two other aliases in recent years, as Colbert noted.

    “He has so many aliases he had to swear on two Bibles and a Torah,” Colbert cracked.

     

     

  13. Ex-Trump Org. CFO Allen Weisselberg sentenced to five months in jail for tax fraud
    The judge said Weisselberg could have faced more time in jail had he not taken a plea deal.

    https://www.politico.com/news/2023/01/10/trump-org-weisselberg-sentenced-tax-fraud-00077285

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    NEW YORK — Former Trump Organization executive Allen Weisselberg was sentenced to five months in jail and five years of probation in Manhattan state court Tuesday after pleading guilty to tax fraud scheme. He has also repaid around $2 million in taxes he owed as part of the agreement.

    The punishment ends a three-month trial at which Weisselberg, once chief financial officer for the real estate firm founded by former President Donald Trump, became the star witness in a separate case against the Trump Org.

     

     

  14. Gallego builds political team ahead of Sinema showdown
    The congressman appears unbowed by the Senator’s party shift.

    https://www.politico.com/news/2023/01/05/gallego-sinema-arizona-campaign-senate-00076516

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    Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) is taking new steps to build a Senate campaign-in-waiting, signing on a pollster, interviewing paid media firms, and pulling in veterans from Sens. John Fetterman, Mark Kelly, and Raphael Warnock’s teams.

    Gallego’s most recent moves, first shared with POLITICO, include hiring a finance director: Danny Carroll, who previously worked for Kelly’s reelection campaign in 2022.


    It is, in part, a gesture of defiance directed at Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.), whose recent switch in party registration to independent served as an implicit warning to Democrats that if they ran against her they risked splitting the vote and handing the seat to the Republicans.

     

     

  15. First on CNN: McCarthy proposes key concessions after House adjourns for second day without electing a speaker

    https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/04/politics/kevin-mccarthy-speaker-vote/index.html

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    After suffering yet another stinging defeat on Wednesday, in which he lost a sixth round of voting for House speaker, Kevin McCarthy proposed more key concessions in his push to get 218 votes – including agreeing to propose a rules change that would allow just one member to call for a vote to oust a sitting speaker, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

    The major concession comes as McCarthy is struggling to find a path forward with the House adjourned until 12 p.m. ET on Thursday.

     

     

  16. 4 hours ago, Tywin et al. said:

    It's basically become a pissing contest with both sides claiming the other wants to help the democrats. This is great comedy.

    Poor Kevin. I don't think this is the Politico headline he was looking for today.

    After Another Failed Vote, McCarthy’s Speaker Bid Is Starting to Look Pathetic
    A purely transactional approach to politics can only get you so far, especially in today’s Republican Party.

    https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2023/01/03/mccarthy-speaker-vote-fail-00076248

  17. New York Times: Brazilian authorities intend to revive fraud case against George Santos

    https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/02/politics/george-santos-brazil-fraud-case/index.html

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    Law enforcement officials in Brazil will likely reinstate fraud charges against US Rep.-elect George Santos as the New York Republican officially assumes his role in the US House Tuesday under a cloud of suspicion over his dubious resume, the New York Times reported Monday.

    According to the Times, prosecutors said they will seek a “formal response” from Santos related to a stolen checkbook in 2008, after police suspended an investigation into him after they were unable to find him for nearly a decade.

    Authorities, having verified Santos’ location, will make a formal request to the Justice Department to notify him of the charges, Nathaly Ducoulombier, a spokeswoman for the Rio de Janeiro prosecutor’s office, told the Times.

    CNN has reached out to a lawyer for Santos for comment.

    The criminal case, according to the Times, citing court records it has reviewed, stems from a visit Santos made to a small clothing store in Niterói, a city outside of Rio de Janeiro, where Santos spent nearly $700 out of the stolen checkbook using a fake name.

     

     

  18. Trump’s tax returns released, launching fresh scrutiny of his finances
    The documents, covering 2015 to 2020, could provide new insight into Trump’s wealth, the performance of his business empire and how he was able to reduce his tax liability.

    https://www.politico.com/news/2022/12/30/trumps-tax-returns-released-launching-fresh-scrutiny-of-his-finances-00075851

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    House Democrats released several years’ worth of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns on Friday, launching what is sure to be another round of intense scrutiny of his finances.

    The drop marks an extraordinary step by the House’s top tax writer, Ways and Means Chair Richard Neal (D-Mass.), who had been engaged in a three-and-a-half-year legal battle over the release of Trump’s taxes until the Supreme Court ruled in his favor in November. It also adds to a growing list of political and legal challenges for Trump as he mounts his 2024 campaign for president.

     

     

  19. The best, worst, and just plain dumb of American politics in 2022
    From dinner with Kanye West to orating about werewolves, 2022 was strange.

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/23520592/politics-year-rewind-review-2022-worst-moments

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    In comparison to these, his oratory wasn’t his biggest issue. But Walker encapsulated all his political challenges in a speech he gave in November during the Senate runoff, where he discussed the various merits of vampires versus those of werewolves in combat.

    The Republican Senate hopeful and former college football star proclaimed to a crowd, “I don’t know if you know, but vampires are some cool people, are they not? But let me tell you something that I found out: A werewolf can kill a vampire. Did you know that? I never knew that.”

    Walker continued, “So I don’t want to be a vampire anymore. I want to be a werewolf.”

    The clip was used in a closing ad by Warnock, mocked by Barack Obama when he stumped in the Peach State, and became a lasting part of Walker’s political legacy.

     

     

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