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Tanypteryx
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Message 451 of 473 (912591)
09-13-2023 11:54 AM
Reply to: Message 449 by Percy
09-13-2023 9:36 AM


Re: GOP Supports Kamala Harris' Presidency
Is it just me not following the news closely enough, or is Kamala Harris one of the more invisible vice presidents we've had in recent memory?
I think it is partly a result of the former pres. still soaking up the news. I think she is busy every day and I suspect they like to try and actually accomplish things without it always being a photo or video moment/event.
It seems like we have become so used to expecting, every single day, the next extreme, staged, fake news of outrageous behavior from the Turd, that it feels like a vacuum when we return to a more normal administration where actual work gets done, instead of the parody of a president always performing for his audience.
I see Kamala on the news I watch almost every day, and if I watched Fox, I bet they twist everything she does, every day, into something that outrages their idiot audience.

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What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python
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Message 452 of 473 (913924)
12-13-2023 9:02 AM


The Biden Impeachment
It looks like the Republicans are prepared to move forward with a formal impeachment inquiry of Joe Biden: House Set to Approve Biden Impeachment Inquiry as It Hunts for an Offense - The New York Times:
quote:
The Republican-led House is on track to approve a formal impeachment inquiry into President Biden on Wednesday, pushing forward with a yearlong G.O.P. investigation that has failed to produce evidence of anything approaching high crimes or misdemeanors.
Is there anyone who doubts that this is just a political stunt to further weaken Biden during a presidential election year?
--Percy

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Message 453 of 473 (913927)
12-13-2023 3:20 PM
Reply to: Message 452 by Percy
12-13-2023 9:02 AM


Re: The Biden Impeachment
Remember who leads this party. This is revenge for his two impeachments.
Not even just a political thing. This is personal.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

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Tanypteryx
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Message 454 of 473 (913931)
12-13-2023 5:22 PM


Joe Biden: worst socialist EVER
Andy Borowitz today:
Republicans Accuse Biden of Making Stocks Go Up By Managing Economy
Dow Jones Industrial Average
INDEXDJX: .DJI
37,090.24
+3,953.87 (11.93%)year to date
Dec. 13, 2023

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!
What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python
One important characteristic of a theory is that it has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie
If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --Percy
The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq

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AZPaul3
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Message 455 of 473 (913932)
12-13-2023 6:12 PM
Reply to: Message 454 by Tanypteryx
12-13-2023 5:22 PM


Re: Joe Biden: worst socialist EVER
The sad thing is the republicans will do whatever they can to make the economy worse just in time for the elections.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

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Tanypteryx
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Message 456 of 473 (913933)
12-13-2023 7:00 PM
Reply to: Message 455 by AZPaul3
12-13-2023 6:12 PM


Re: Joe Biden: worst socialist EVER
The sad thing is the republicans will do whatever they can to make the economy worse just in time for the elections.
Yeah, but they really are so incompetent at economics that we shouldn't worry about that. The real danger from them is fucking up government and any chance of it serving the public and protecting civilization.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!
What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python
One important characteristic of a theory is that it has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie
If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --Percy
The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq

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Message 457 of 473 (913943)
12-14-2023 9:45 AM
Reply to: Message 452 by Percy
12-13-2023 9:02 AM


Re: The Biden Impeachment
Is there anyone who doubts that this is just a political stunt to further weaken Biden during a presidential election year?
It's nothing but the same crooked tactic Trump was planning and which led to his first impeachment. Remember the "favor" from President Zelenskyy that Trump was "asking for", the announcement of a fake investigation of Joe Biden:
Trump (from memory):
All I need is for you to announce an investigation into wrongdoing by Joe Biden. You don't have to conduct an actual investigation; just announce that you're starting one and my people will do the rest.
Well, this is that announcement of starting a fake investigation. Now watch what Trump's people do with it. Even though there is absolutely no there there and even if absolutely no effort is ever made to actually investigate, they will talk about nothing but that "announcement of an investigation".
 
PS
This "investigation" will undoubtedly follow the same pattern as the Durham special counsel investigation, if even that much.
Trump and the GOP pushed for "investigating the investigators", so then AG Bill Barr got one started that found nothing:
Wikipedia:
The Durham special counsel investigation began in 2019 when the U.S. Justice Department designated federal prosecutor John Durham to review the origins of an FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections. Durham was given authority to examine the government's collection of intelligence about interactions between the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump and Russians, and to review government documents and request voluntary witness statements. In December 2020, Attorney General William Barr announced that he had elevated Durham's status and authority by appointing him as a special counsel, allowing him to continue the investigation after the end of the Trump presidency.
Durham's investigation was predicated on claims by President Trump and his allies beginning in 2017 that the Russia investigation, code-named Crossfire Hurricane, probably was the result of a conspiracy by U.S. intelligence or law enforcement agencies. The investigation had found many questionable links between Trump associates and Russian officials and spies and led to the Mueller investigation. The president said the probe was part of a deep state plot and a "hoax" or "witch hunt" that was initiated by his political enemies.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz contradicted those claims by testifying to Congress that the FBI showed no political bias motivating its investigation into Trump and his possible connections with Russia. After Horowitz's testimony and release of the Inspector General report on the Crossfire Hurricane investigation, Barr and Durham, according to The New York Times, looked for a reason to accuse the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton of trying to create suspicions that the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia.
After three-and-a-half-years, Durham indicted three men. One was an FBI lawyer who pleaded guilty to altering an email that was included in a June 2017 application for a surveillance warrant on a former Trump campaign aide; he was sentenced to probation. The other two men were tried and acquitted. In both trials, Durham alleged the defendants had deceived the FBI but did not allege the FBI acted improperly toward Trump. According to Andrew C. McCarthy, the alleged deception was "only about the identity or status of people from whom they were getting information, not about the information itself."
On May 15, 2023, Durham's final 306-page unclassified report was publicly released. Durham said there was inadequate predication to open a full investigation and that only an assessment or preliminary investigation should have been launched. The report concluded the FBI had showed confirmation bias and a "serious lack of analytical rigor", but did not find political motivation. The report extensively discusses "Clinton Plan intelligence" stolen from Russian intelligence that alleged the Clinton campaign was involved in a plot against Trump, though Durham acknowledged it might be fabricated. Durham recommended that the FBI create "a position for an FBI agent or lawyer to provide oversight of politically sensitive investigations."
. . .
The investigation cost more than $6.5 million.
. . .
Frank Figliuzzi, a former assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division, said:
"Really, the most malignant interpretation of this report is Durham was tasked with doing something that was not only unnecessary to do because the [inspector general] had already done it, but tasked with doing whatever he could to destroy the origins of the Crossfire Hurricane original case ... If the goal was to wrack [sic] up many indictments and prove all of this "Russia, Russia, Russia" stuff, as Trump says, wrong, he's failed miserably. But if the goal, at least the consolation prize, was to hand over a politically tainted document that can be used in sound bites over and over again on Fox News and other platforms, already congressman Jim Jordan has publicly stated he's going to call Durham to testify in congress and I'll note as others have done, John Durham should be Exhibit A in the so-called "Weaponization of Government Subcommittee" because he was weaponized by Bill Barr and turned against the very institutions that he comes out of."

What we will see with this "Biden impeachment investigation" is that, like the Durham investigation, it will find nothing and charge us millions of dollars for that nothing. And while it's still "on-going", Trump and his minions will constantly call attention to it as if it were a legitimate investigation.
The only purpose of this "Biden impeachment investigation" is the weaponization of Congress.

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Theodoric
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Message 458 of 473 (914612)
01-25-2024 7:43 PM


President's visit to Wisconsin
The President came to Superior, WI today to highlight the Infrastructure bill. Last week the administration announced $1 billion toward replacing the Blatnik bridge that connects Duluth, MN and Superior, WI.
There was a private event at the Earth Rider Brewery which is right at the foot of the bridge. When the White House advance team were at the brewery earlier this week they asked them for people to contact for volunteers. A friend that works there gave them my name.
Today I helped guide people to parking. Checking ID's and invites. The volunteers got to go in and watch the speech. Just before the speakers started a couple seats in the VIP section came open and I guess other people were too shy to take them. I was seated right behind the Governors and the Senators. I was directly behind Senator Tina Smith of MN with Governor Walz and Senator Amy Klobuchar to the sides of her. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Governor Tony Evers were next to Senator Klobuchar.
Exciting day. I did get a chuckle out of the MN delegation. When Gov. Evers was speaking Gov Walz stood up to clap and everyone else around stood up. I said "When the Governor stands up everyone stands up."
Memories for a lifetime. If you see any video I am the bald guy 2nd row left side behind the Governor and Senators.

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Message 459 of 473 (914616)
01-26-2024 9:12 AM
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01-25-2024 7:43 PM


Re: President's visit to Wisconsin
Glasses and Nike hoodie?
--Percy

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Theodoric
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Message 460 of 473 (914625)
01-26-2024 2:12 PM
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01-26-2024 9:12 AM


Re: President's visit to Wisconsin
That is me. I haven't seen videos of me yet. Where did you see me? It was 35F but I still had to dress warm to stand outside for 3 hours.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 461 of 473 (914627)
01-26-2024 4:59 PM
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01-26-2024 2:12 PM


Re: President's visit to Wisconsin
It's positioned just as you appear:
--Percy

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Theodoric
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Message 462 of 473 (914628)
01-26-2024 5:24 PM
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01-26-2024 4:59 PM


Re: President's visit to Wisconsin
That's me

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 463 of 473 (914684)
01-29-2024 2:22 PM
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01-26-2024 5:24 PM


Re: President's visit to Wisconsin
the big guy with the beard?

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Theodoric
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Message 464 of 473 (914688)
01-29-2024 3:21 PM
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01-29-2024 2:22 PM


Re: President's visit to Wisconsin
Well I ain't that big, but that is me, I am only 6'.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 465 of 473 (914689)
01-29-2024 3:26 PM
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01-26-2024 4:59 PM


Re: President's visit to Wisconsin
I look a bit goofy and confused. It was amazing and overwhelming. I think I have a right to look a little goofy.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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