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28 minutes ago, James Arryn said:

Sweet, now I know who fat Joaquin Phoenix will play in the movie about this. 

Santos reportedly just said he would be played by River Phoenix. He claims they agreed on it over lunch today.

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'Lost their minds': Missouri Dems cry foul over GOP-proposed dress code for female state lawmakers

https://www.rawstory.com/missouri-dress-code/

These same guys lost their shit at being requested to wear masks in the pandemic but want to tell women to mask their arms.  What fucking hell are we in?

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Also the Queens GOP chair says so what re santos lies.  It's not a crime.

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54 minutes ago, Zorral said:

'Lost their minds': Missouri Dems cry foul over GOP-proposed dress code for female state lawmakers

https://www.rawstory.com/missouri-dress-code/

These same guys lost their shit at being requested to wear masks in the pandemic but want to tell women to mask their arms.  What fucking hell are we in?

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Also the Queens GOP chair says so what re santos lies.  It's not a crime.

Eventually they will try to ban women from cutting their hair beyond a certain length 

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Why do I suspect that, if looked at closely overall, we'd find a handful of documents here, possibly there, after any presidential term in office. Not even maliciously. That it is something that is quietly fixed by the White House, the staff of the former Presidents, and the NARA. That Trump willfully and deliberately took as much as he did and then lied about it is the story. That needs to be focused on.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Jaxom 1974 said:

Why do I suspect that, if looked at closely overall, we'd find a handful of documents here, possibly there, after any presidential term in office. Not even maliciously. That it is something that is quietly fixed by the White House, the staff of the former Presidents, and the NARA. That Trump willfully and deliberately took as much as he did and then lied about it is the story. That needs to be focused on.

 

 

If it was just regular confidential information, OK, no big deal.  But some information, such as sensitive compartmented information (SCI), is supposed to be only handled and stored in a special facility.  SCI, if handled properly, should never have been able to end up in his personal office.  SCI can contain information about your sources and if obtained by the wrong party, can potentially lead to your sources getting killed.  We don't know if that type of SCI was found in Biden's case, but really, he should stop taking SCI out of the secured SCI facilities so this doesn't accidentally happen.

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This isn't any kind of significant story if Trump hasn't acted in a blatantly illegal manner regarding these things.  

 

That's not too say there hasn't been a breach in protocol. But because Biden's people appear to be addressing it correctly, there's no guarantee the general public would even know about this if not for Trump.  The media is really trying to force an equivalency here. 

 

 

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I don't really care about the media coverage of these stories.  Sure, Trump is worse, but Biden's handling of confidential information is bad.  That Trump is worse doesn't absolve Biden of being so sloppy. 

To me, the real problem is that sloppy handling of top secret and SCI can damage national security, and in the worse case, get people killed.  Hopefully, that hasn't happened in either Trump or Biden's cases, but we'll never know because they can't disclose the contents of the information.  Generally speaking, there needs to be some sort of punishment when breaking protocol to deter people from treating this information so sloppily.

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36 minutes ago, Ser Scot A Ellison said:

What will Trumpanistas complain about now that a Special Counsel has been appointed to investigate Biden’s screw up?

They'll complain about

(i) why a special counsel wasn't appointed earlier if Biden lawyer's notified the DOJ in November;

(ii) why a special counsel was only appointed after the story went public;

(iii) why the special counsel hasn't charged Biden yet;

(iv) how Biden's special counsel's uncle's dog-groomer's best man once donated to Dukakis and how that makes him biased;

(v) why special counsel are unconstitutional; 

(vi) why can't Merrick Garland just man up and take responsibility and excuse both Presidents. 

(viii) how come Trump's guy has a beard and Biden's guy doesn't. 

etc. etc. 

trust me, they'll find something to complain about. 

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The problem with this equivalency stuff is whatever punishment Republicans want to be heaped on Biden will have to be the minimum that applies to Trump. Both were inarguably in possession of classified material while being private citizens. The last thing Republicans want (perhaps aside from the never-Trumpers, if there are any left) is for Biden to be found guilty of anything, because that will mean Trump is also guilty of at least the same things as well as being guilty of obstruction.

The worst thing that can happen to the current administration is Biden leaves office and Kamala Harris becomes President. I think Republicans don't want President Harris for even 1 day. But if Biden is forced to leave office it means Trump will never get to run for office ever again. They need Biden to get off Scott free and for there to be no question of it being a whitewash.

I wonder how many people would be willing to sacrifice Biden to keep Trump away from political office for the rest of time.

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3 minutes ago, The Anti-Targ said:

The problem with this equivalency stuff is whatever punishment Republicans want to be heaped on Biden will have to be the minimum that applies to Trump. Both were inarguably in possession of classified material while being private citizens. The last thing Republicans want (perhaps aside from the never-Trumpers, if there are any left) is for Biden to be found guilty of anything, because that will mean Trump is also guilty of at least the same things as well as being guilty of obstruction.

Hah, that's funny! It's almost as if you believe that the US is governed by laws that apply equally to everyone!

3 minutes ago, The Anti-Targ said:

The worst thing that can happen to the current administration is Biden leaves office and Kamala Harris becomes President. I think Republicans don't want President Harris for even 1 day. But if Biden is forced to leave office it means Trump will never get to run for office ever again. They need Biden to get off Scott free and for there to be no question of it being a whitewash.

I wonder how many people would be willing to sacrifice Biden to keep Trump away from political office for the rest of time.

Oh man, this is hilarious - keep it coming!

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11 minutes ago, Kalnestk Oblast said:

Hah, that's funny! It's almost as if you believe that the US is governed by laws that apply equally to everyone!

Dunno how you come to that conclusion. I can expect that whatever happens to Biden will happen to Trump where the alleged sin falls in the same ballpark. After all they enjoy the same ruling elite class and status privilege. I don't expect the current system to apply the same consequences to presidents and ex-presidents that apply to the person on the street. But I do expect ex-presidents to be subject to at least the same consequences as sitting presidents.

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