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DOJ Review of Russia Probe Origins Is Now Criminal Investigation
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DOJ Review of Russia Probe Origins Is Now Criminal Investigation
[Breitbart] The Department of Justice’s sweeping review into the origins of its Trump-Russia probe has evolved into a criminal investigation, according to the New York Times.

The launch of a criminal probe allows U.S. Attorney John Durham, the prosecutor tapped by Attorney General William Barr to lead the review, to subpoena witnesses for testimony and documents. The move also authorizes Durham to impanel a grand jury and file charges.

"If true, this shows Bill Barr is doing EXACTLY his job: following the facts Those who damaged America and broke the law to spread this hoax are about to face accountability," Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) tweeted in response to the Times’ report.

The development comes after an NBC report revealed Barr recently expanded his agency’s review, noting that Durham has "found something significant and critics should be careful." As part of the inquiry, Durham has sought interviews with CIA analysts who assessed Russia’s activities during the 2016 presidential election, prompting some of them to hire lawyers, NBC News stated.

Durham has been tasked with determining whether the Justice Department, FBI and intelligence authorities improperly surveilled the 2016 Trump campaign as part of their investigation into now-debunked coordination with Russia during the last presidential election. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation found insufficient evidence of a criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/25/2019 03:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6500 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I wish to be optimistic.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/25/2019 3:44 Comments || Top||

#2  But you don't understand. They were justified in cratering our entire system to stop Trump. It was OK what they did because it was in their own best interests. We deplorables don't deserve to be able to vote for a government that represents us.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 10/25/2019 3:51 Comments || Top||

#3  This is about finding a weak link. If someone decides to talk, the dam will burst.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/25/2019 6:50 Comments || Top||

#4  I woke up hearing this reported on the television. But of course we already have an article up — thank you, Besoeker, for being on top of this for us. Set as today’s headline.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/25/2019 7:13 Comments || Top||

#5  investigation into now-debunked coordination with Russia during the last presidential election.

Wow. So The NY Times finally, against their will and buried deep inside a different article, admits that their big "narrative" for over two years was "debunked," nonsense, a hoax. A f---ing lie.

This indicates that the Times' sources know that they're in deep shit, are preparing to rat on Brennan et al. and have told Dean Baquet of the Times that the jig's up.

Very good news. Cautiously optimistic.
Posted by: Lex || 10/25/2019 7:59 Comments || Top||

#6  Oops... quote's not from NYT but from Breitbart... never mind; strike the above cautious optimism...
Posted by: Lex || 10/25/2019 8:02 Comments || Top||

#7  Pelosi's gambit was to drag the impeachment thingy through most of the election cycle. The Trunk Senate leadership put her on notice that will not happen. Now, its time to play the same game on them. Let it drag, let it leak, let it play through the election cycle. It's your playbook.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/25/2019 8:27 Comments || Top||

#8  Oh please Odin, let these people be arrested. Let my faith in the government be somewhat restored.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/25/2019 8:49 Comments || Top||

#9  Sorry Darth, I haven't had any "faith" in government in 50 years aka sophomore year in college.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/25/2019 9:02 Comments || Top||

#10  It is a thin hope, AlanC. Mine died right as I left the Army in '93.

Gotta have some hope. :D
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/25/2019 11:21 Comments || Top||

#11  Judging by the abject PANIC on display from the elite media and Demoncrats right now (but I repeat myself), I want to believe that...

Posted by: Eltoroverde || 10/25/2019 16:14 Comments || Top||

#12  Feels like Pence will complete his second term before they are done with this investigation.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/25/2019 16:37 Comments || Top||

#13  Mrs. Bobby's Dallas Morning News reports this on the front page as though it's a diversion created by Trump.
Posted by: Bobby || 10/25/2019 17:05 Comments || Top||

Warren campaign office in New Hampshire broken into
[APNEWS] Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Being Native American has been part of my story since the day I was born Warren
...Dem Senatrix from Massachussetts, who traces her noble lineage all the way back to Big Chief Spouting Bull. It has been alleged that she speaks with forked tongue but she denies that. She had a DNA test to prove her lineage and it turns out she's colorless...
’s presidential campaign says its headquarters in Manchester, New Hampshire, was broken into, along with other offices in the same building.

Andrew Taverrite, Warren’s New Hampshire communications director, says in a statement that the break-in occurred Wednesday night and "we have no reason to believe this was targeted to the campaign or is anything further than a regular break-in."

A Manchester Police Department electronic log shows a burglary reported shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday. The campaign says it is "working with authorities."

Warren is campaigning in New Hampshire and has an afternoon town hall scheduled at Dartmouth in Hanover, about 75 miles northwest of Manchester.

Posted by: Fred || 10/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  'Early' wealth redistribution.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/25/2019 2:06 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ To undocumented volunteer.
Posted by: Angogum Untervehr6245 || 10/25/2019 4:13 Comments || Top||

#3  For it to be Watergate II they'd have to admit Warren's campaign office was DNC headquarters.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/25/2019 7:14 Comments || Top||

#4  Is that you, Hunter?
Posted by: Lex || 10/25/2019 9:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Just perpetrators looking for Wampum.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 10/25/2019 9:19 Comments || Top||

#6  I'd love to know where her office is - anything within a mile of City Hall on Elm Street (Elm & Hanover St's, more precisely) is now more or less bum / junkie central and ripe for the B & E by druggies just looking to score. I saw all this shit coming back in the late 1980's, when I finally moved out of that fucking shithole city, and good f'n riddance - that was the best decision I ever made.
Posted by: Raj || 10/25/2019 10:16 Comments || Top||

#7  False flag Watergate 2.0 by Dems?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/25/2019 10:38 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
FBI agents manipulated Flynn file, as Clapper allegedly urged ‘kill shot': court filing
[Fox] An explosive new court filing from Michael Flynn’s legal team alleges that FBI agents manipulated official records of the former national security adviser’s 2017 interview that led to him being charged with lying to investigators. It's Flynn's lawyers latest attempt to get the case thrown out.

Sidney Powell, Flynn’s attorney, filed a 37-page motion on Thursday, outlining several big allegations, once again requesting the government produce all evidence as it relates to Flynn ‐ urging the court to "dismiss the entire prosecution for outrageous government misconduct" and hold the prosecutors in contempt.

The entire case stemmed from that FBI interview where Flynn was asked about his conversations with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Flynn ultimately pleaded guilty to making false statements regarding those conversations during his interview, as part of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
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Posted by: Beavis || 10/25/2019 10:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Looks like Clapper will be dodging incoming from many directions. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy (sarc).
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/25/2019 13:26 Comments || Top||

#2  One of these IC bigs will "suicide." The bullet entry geometry will be physically impossible. The press will clutch pearls and screech "look what Trump made this poor man do!"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/25/2019 13:35 Comments || Top||

#3  There is so much criminal crap that went on with this. Everyone needs locked up and preferably sent to the gallows for the abuse of the public trust.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/25/2019 15:35 Comments || Top||

#4  DV: I doubt that these people in the Obummer admin. have any idea of how much public support there would be for this idea.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/25/2019 15:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Think they'll get the idea around the beginning of November
Posted by: Warthog || 10/25/2019 17:37 Comments || Top||

#6  Flynn's attorney is doing a Colonoscopy of the DS/Obama regime traitors - without anesthetic. He'll have no charges and should be reimbursed. Unfortunately, it's with OUR tax $
Posted by: Frank G || 10/25/2019 20:15 Comments || Top||

#7  I think Flynn's atty is a she. A real she.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 10/25/2019 21:50 Comments || Top||

#8  A She-Wolf, of the Alpha variety.
Finally: a ferocious and ferociously competent lawyer on the side of right.
Or what used to be known as Truth Justice and the (non-Shitshow) American Way.
Posted by: Lex || 10/25/2019 21:53 Comments || Top||

Barr's investigation into origins of Trump-Russia probe is now a criminal investigation
[CNN via 10News] SNIP - Dupe
Posted by: Frank G || 10/25/2019 06:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I hope many reporters are indicted as part of this attempted coup as well.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/25/2019 7:13 Comments || Top||

#2  I don't care what side of congress this implicates, They need to go to jail. Too bad McStain is dead, he needed to sit in a cell for this.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 10/25/2019 11:30 Comments || Top||

#3  49 Pan. Agreed. MSM needs to be crushed as well as the DS.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/25/2019 13:28 Comments || Top||

#4  Given the left's love of reparations we could jail Meggie Moo for several life terms (consecutive) to even things up
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/25/2019 13:53 Comments || Top||

Chuck Schumer proposes $462 billion car swap - gas for electric
WASHINGTON (AP) ‐ Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is moving Democrats’ climate talk to where the rubber meets the road, proposing a $462 billion trade-in program to get millions of Americans out of climate-damaging gas vehicles and into electric or hybrid cars over the next decade.

Schumer’s rebate proposal late Thursday joins a mix of trillion- and multitrillion-dollar programs that Democratic presidential candidates have outlined to urgently cut oil, gas and coal emissions, as climate change weighs as an issue in the 2020 campaigns.

Schumer said the "proposal to bring clean cars to all of America" would be a key part of climate legislation by Senate Democrats. The injection of government-supported spending for electric cars "could position the U.S. to lead the world in clean auto manufacturing," he said.

The New York Democrat’s plan would give American car buyers thousands of dollars each to trade in gas-burning cars for U.S.-assembled electric, hybrid or hydrogen cell cars. Lower-income households, and buyers of cars with American-made parts, would get extra credits.

About $45 billion would go to boost availability of charging stations and other electric car infrastructure. And $17 billion would help automakers increase their production of electric cars, batteries and parts.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/25/2019 04:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Schumer's unoriginal thought - 'Cash for Clunkers' redux. Bringing back a highly successful gummit program.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/25/2019 4:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Lots of graft, though
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/25/2019 5:02 Comments || Top||

#3  Ask those Tesla owners in blackout zones in Commiefornia how they are getting to work these days.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/25/2019 7:06 Comments || Top||

#4  will reduce CO2 a lot because electricity is generated by magic unicorns using virtual something
Posted by: lord garth || 10/25/2019 7:44 Comments || Top||

#5  ...like we had the government dictated swap of old incandescent light bulbs for newer mercury laden light bulbs. Pure unadulterated graft.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/25/2019 8:24 Comments || Top||

#6  Cars use more energy in their manufacture than they ever do in driving...

This excuse of saving the planet is PURE bullshit
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/25/2019 8:42 Comments || Top||

#7  Unless those cars are powered by nuclear, the CO2 output from the coal powered plants to charge a electric car is greater than regular gasoline.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/25/2019 8:52 Comments || Top||

#8  As I understand it, China uses more coal that the rest of the world combined.

Where does Chuckles the clown think all the parts for all those cars are going to come from.....and what energy will be used...not to mention batteries.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/25/2019 8:58 Comments || Top||

#9  #5 you can still find CFLs, but they are totally supplanted by LED bulbs now.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/25/2019 9:13 Comments || Top||

#10  California's blackouts will become nationwide.

What do you mean there is no money electricity? I still have checks wall outlets.
Posted by: Pancho Flerens6518 || 10/25/2019 10:27 Comments || Top||

#11  Chucky is trying to get votes from all those virtue-signaling lefties who want to feel good about themselves while doing nothing.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/25/2019 13:17 Comments || Top||

#12  Senator Schumer has lived most of his life in New York City, where most people never own a private car. So while he represents the entirety of New York state, his natural constituency will be absolutely delighted to cause problems for those that have what they don’t.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/25/2019 19:29 Comments || Top||

#13  Wonder if someone paid him to say that?
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 10/25/2019 19:53 Comments || Top||

#14  He has a $ incentive somewhere. This slimy schmuck doesn't do anything without one
Posted by: Frank G || 10/25/2019 20:36 Comments || Top||

Photos of Congresswoman Katie Hill are revealed as she's seen NAKED AS AN EGG!
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Katie Hill, 32, has been seen in a series of shocking photographs obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com

  • Hill was pictured kissing and brushing her young female staffer's hair, who DailyMail.com can identify as Morgan Desjardins from Santa Clarita, California

  • The then 22-year-old began a throuple relationship with Hill and her husband Kenny Heslep shortly after she started working for Hill in 2017

  • Texts and photos between Hill, Heslep and Desjardins reveal their throuple was steamy at first, but ended with Hill leaving them 'high and dry'

  • The congresswoman was also seen posing naked while smoking a bong on 9/11 in 2017, as a tattoo of a Nazi-era Iron Cross on her bikini line is on full display

  • The tattoo could open the congresswoman to accusations of hypocrisy, after she criticized racist Facebook posts that included a similar-looking cross

  • Sources revealed Hill and Heslep also posted Hill's naked photos online in 2016 under a thread called 'WouldYouF**kMyWife' and 'wifesharing'
Posted by: Fred || 10/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hard on the outside with a soft gooey center.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/25/2019 2:11 Comments || Top||

#2  So that Iron Cross tattoo, I can't tell if that's 2nd Class, 1st Class, or Knight's Cross... the pic was a little blurry.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 10/25/2019 2:36 Comments || Top||

#3  ^You actually looked at the pix, King? You're a braver man than I'm.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/25/2019 2:42 Comments || Top||

#4  ...Remember the late Lewis Grizzard's explanation of the difference between 'naked' and 'nude':

"If yer naked, you ain't got no clothes on. If yer nude...yer up to somethin'."

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 10/25/2019 4:51 Comments || Top||

#5  But remember, since Billy Jeff Cigarwrangler, sex is a "compartmentalized" thing that hass no effect on a person's judgement otherwise. Unless #metoo.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/25/2019 6:57 Comments || Top||

#6  Yes - #MeToo

Let the hypocrisy be played in open public forum.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/25/2019 8:29 Comments || Top||

#7  Wasn't this bitch canine fem one of the Dems' attack dogs in the Kavanaugh slander?
When the hell will these animals face prosecution for defaming someone with projected accusations of their own shitty behavior?
Posted by: Lex || 10/25/2019 8:54 Comments || Top||

#8  Skank bitch slut whore. There. I said it. I'm glad I did.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/25/2019 9:00 Comments || Top||

#9  Hey, watch the language! Could be somebody's mother.
Posted by: B. Obama || 10/25/2019 9:32 Comments || Top||

#10  ^ but father unknown

If she had a son it would like my dog, Trayvon
Posted by: Lex || 10/25/2019 9:36 Comments || Top||

#11  Egg ? That's an albino pterodactyl I see !

Reminds me of this horror short I once saw called 'The Harpy'.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/25/2019 10:23 Comments || Top||

#12  What's next? Nekkid-as-an-egg pics of the HildaBeest?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/25/2019 10:43 Comments || Top||

#13  How many of ya'll remember back in the '60s the Surfer Crosses? That's what it looks like to me. My marksmanship badge looks like an Iron Cross, too. I've been asked if that's what it is.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 10/25/2019 11:07 Comments || Top||

#14  The Blue Max
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/25/2019 11:43 Comments || Top||

Hillary adviser floats possible 2020 run, says all depends on ‘best odds’ to beat Trump
[BIZPACREVIEW] Fox News host Tucker Carlson scoffed in disbelief when a longtime advisor of failed 2016 Democrat presidential nominee Crooked Hillary Clinton
...former first lady, former secretary of state, former presidential candidate, Conqueror of Benghazi, Heroine of Tuzla, formerly described by her supporters as the smartest woman in the world, usually described by the rest of us as The Thing That Wouldn't Go Away...
claimed Wednesday that her final decision regarding the upcoming 2020 race hinges only on whether or not she feels that she boasts the "the best odds" of beating President Donald Trump
...His ancestors didn't own any slaves...
"She ran for president [last time] because she thought she would be the best president," political consultant Philippe Reines said to the FNC host.

"If she still thought that now, if she thought she had the best odds of beating Donald Trump, I think she would think about it long and hard."

Reines’ history with Clinton starts as early as 2002 when he reportedly served as the then-New York senator’s press secretary and runs up until at least 2016 when he reportedly helped her prepare to debate then-GOP nominee Trump.

Unconvinced by Reines’ claim, Carlson then asked him whether she might be purposefully avoiding the 2020 race because she thinks she wouldn’t survive the Democrat primary given how far to the left that the party now leans.

"[H]as the Democratic Party changed so much in the last three years that it would be possible for Hillary Clinton to get the nomination? ... Maybe she is too right-wing?" he asked.

While the question might sound silly, even former President Barack Hussein Obama has been criticized by some Democrats for allegedly being too far to the "right."

Reines replied by claiming that Clinton’s reasoning for not entering the race has nothing to do with any "anxiety" over participating in the field.

"She’s not running because she has any anxiety about the Democratic field," he said. "She really likes a lot of the people running. She knows them well. She thought about some of them for her vice presidency. But there might be a reason that she would be the best person, not only to beat Donald Trump but to govern after Donald Trump."

Posted by: Fred || 10/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not 'Running the Nation', but best to beat Trump.
The bastards.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/25/2019 2:09 Comments || Top||

#2  I would love to see version two of this. Another crushing defeat for the dems..
Posted by: 49 Pan || 10/25/2019 11:31 Comments || Top||

#3  not only to beat Donald Trump but to govern after Donald Trump.

Bastiches. Low down bastiches.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/25/2019 11:58 Comments || Top||

#4  This womym must be from an alternative universe. Hilda better check with Durham to see what she will be doing.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/25/2019 13:19 Comments || Top||

#5  Depends if she gets investigated and charged by the DOJ or not. She will run if she is for the political cover.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/25/2019 15:54 Comments || Top||

New York Times Prints Lies by Adam Schiff Witness Made in Secret Testimony
[BREITBART] The New York Times

...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...

on Wednesday published what would have been a major story on White House National Security Council (NSC) aide Kash Patel‐if only it had been true.

The story, which relies on leaks from Democrats conducting the "impeachment inquiry" into President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
of testimony by one witness who had no firsthand knowledge of the allegations she was making, claims Patel had provided President Trump with documents on Ukraine and met with the president about them.

Citing as its sources "people briefed on the matter," the Times’ Julian Barnes, Adam Goldman, and Nicholas Fandos wrote that Patel was referred to by President Trump as "one of his top Ukraine policy specialists" and that President Trump "wanted to discuss related documents with him." The Times news hounds claimed that Patel’s NSC and White House colleagues "grew alarmed" over all this.

Later in the Times piece, it became clear where exactly this allegation came from‐Fiona Hill, a former Trump administration Russia hand, whom the Democrats have been relying on for testimony in the impeachment inquiry. Hill testified earlier this month in the secret room in the basement of the Capitol building from which Democrats have been running their private impeachment proceedings.

Posted by: Fred || 10/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Is Fiona relates to Katie?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/25/2019 3:09 Comments || Top||

#2  What's the accusation? Trump got a briefing from the NSC? Isn't that why the NSC exists?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 10/25/2019 8:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Dear NYT, WAPO, MSNBC, et al - your future awaits. When the bullets start flying, there is no "Can we talk about this?"
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/25/2019 8:31 Comments || Top||

#4  Shitshow etc

These buffoons are so confused, they can't even get their conspiracy charges straight. First they told us Team Hillary's collusion with foreign agents to try to throw an election, and then stage a palace coup after they lost that election, was actually a conspiracy on OrangeMan's part.

Now they're telling us that Trump's inquiries into Hillary and Biden's corrupt actions with Ukrainians are actually evidence of ... another OrangeMan conspiracy.

F--- these morons. This isn't funny any more. We see their lies and their bullshit.

Bring the curtain down on this Shitshow.
Posted by: Lex || 10/25/2019 9:07 Comments || Top||

#5  Absolutely everything you need to know about the NYT in 2 words...Walter Duranty.
Posted by: Cesare || 10/25/2019 9:48 Comments || Top||

Ocasio-Cortez, Democrats Skewered After Embarrassing Attacks On Zuckerberg
[DAILYWIRE] Socialist Rep. Alexandria Boom Boom Ocasio-Cortez
Dem represntative from da Bronx in Noo Yawk and leader of the Mean Girl Caucus in Congress. One of the Great Minds of the 21st Century, she is known as much for her innaleck as for her dance moves. She is all in favor of socialism, even though she's fuzzy on the details...
(D-NY) and other Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee were slammed online on Wednesday over their "arrogant," "inaccurate," and "embarrassing" attacks on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg appeared before the committee for over six hours to answer questions about Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency, Libra.

"Anybody who believes the Democrats are angry at Facebook because they want more free speech should take a look at this," Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro commented on the hearing. "Democrats are angry at Facebook because they want less free speech. They simply want more Democratic control of the means of informational distribution."

Rep. Al Green (D-TX) pressed Zuckerberg about the representation that certain intersectional groups have within the company’s Libra project.

After asking how many women and how many minorities worked on the project, Green asked Zuckerberg: "Are there any members of the LGBTQ+ community associated with this association, Mr. Zuckerberg?"

Posted by: Fred || 10/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Biting the hand that feeds them?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/25/2019 4:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Silly Con Valley has a tradition of canceling projects that were once considered the very future of the company, even if hundreds of millions, (or even billions as Microsoft did when they gave up on their Nokia purchase) have been spent. If a couple big tech houses decide being all in for democrats is not working out, lots of dems will need to refresh their bartending and fry cook chops.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/25/2019 7:02 Comments || Top||

#3  I see the past in their future.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/25/2019 8:33 Comments || Top||

#4  Apalachin meeting
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/25/2019 9:02 Comments || Top||

#5  "Are there any members of the LGBTQ+ community associated with this association, Mr. Zuckerberg?"

So Green thinks Zuckerberg ought to keep a list of LGBT employees?
Posted by: Matt || 10/25/2019 9:11 Comments || Top||

#6  Shitshow Part 151

This is nothing but shitty and moronic virtue signaling -- like Kamala Harris idiotic performance during Gina Gaspell's confirmation hearings when she tried to use global warming to attack her
Posted by: Lex || 10/25/2019 9:23 Comments || Top||

#7  Maybe Gay FB employees could wear pink stars on their work clothes?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/25/2019 13:18 Comments || Top||

#8  HR Droid drops by your cubicle. "You are going to be classified as gay for gummint contract purposes."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/25/2019 14:34 Comments || Top||

Hunter Biden's legal work in Romania raises new questions about his overseas dealings
[NBCNEWS] In the final year of the B.O. regime, an American lawyer traveled to Romania to meet with a businessman accused of orchestrating a corrupt land deal.

The businessman was Gabriel "Puiu" Popoviciu, a wealthy Romanian real estate tycoon. The lawyer brought in to advise him was Hunter Biden, the son of then-Vice President Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
...The former Senator-for-Life from Delaware, an example of the kind of top-notch Washington intellect to be found in the World's Greatest Deliberative Body...
, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Hunter Biden’s work for Popoviciu in 2016 went unreported at the time, but Joe Biden’s involvement in Romania was very much public. The vice president was among the leading voices pushing the government to crack down on corruption.

There’s no evidence that Hunter or his father acted improperly or violated any laws. But the arrangement, government ethics experts say, raises concerns that Hunter Biden was used as a prop in Popoviciu’s effort to dodge criminal prosecution.

"We don’t know what [Hunter Biden] was paid or what he was paid for but it does raise questions of whether this Romanian individual facing criminal charges was actually paying for a connection to the American vice president," said Kathleen Clark, a Washington University law professor who specializes in government ethics.

Related: Fraudsters used Hunter Biden's name to raise money in phony bond scheme that led to prison sentences – but his Ukraine business partner Devon Archer got reprieve from judge who decided he was unfairly convicted
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Governors eye regional gas tax to fund transition from fossil fuels
[Politico] Governors from several northeastern and mid-Atlantic states may have found a way to reduce pollution from cars and trucks and buck the Trump administration, which is trying to weaken auto emissions standards and gut efforts to curb climate change.

Under a regional cap-and-trade plan that a dozen states still are developing, drivers would pay more at the pump through higher prices for gas and diesel. The revenue would be invested in mass transit, electric-vehicle charging and other transportation infrastructure. Republican and Democratic governors and state lawmakers will have to decide whether to back the plan to address the largest source of carbon emissions ‐ and pass on the costs to consumers in what opponents of the proposal are already calling a gas tax.

The coalition of a dozen states and the District of Columbia is hammering out a draft agreement to cap carbon emissions from gasoline and diesel, charging for the emissions and gradually lowering the limit over roughly a decade. The program is modeled on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which has reduced emissions in the power sector for several of the states mulling the similar program for vehicles.

The states engaged in the plan, called the Transportation and Climate Initiative, are Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, New York, Maine and New Hampshire. Eight are led by Democratic governors; four have Republicans.

As hopes for federal action on climate change remain dim, state officials see the regional approach as a way to have a significant impact in reducing emissions from the transportation sector.

"In the face of continued inaction and all out climate denial from the Trump Administration, regional, cooperative efforts ... are critically important to reduce the pollution that causes climate change and build a robust clean energy economy," said New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos in a statement, citing the regional transportation effort, RGGI and the U.S. Climate Alliance.
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#1  I think the Interstate Commerce clause, as misused as it is, would crush this.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/25/2019 7:15 Comments || Top||

#2  So when everyone moves out of those states, businesses move elsewhere and only the welfare rats are left, who will they tax?
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/25/2019 8:03 Comments || Top||

#3  See - We're Number One

Not only have we increased our energy production, courtesy of fracking, to the point that we are the world’s pre-eminent energy power, we have, at the same time, reduced our pollution and our CO2 emissions (if you think that matters) more than any other country.

It's not about the environment. It's about power and raping the productive of their well earned income.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/25/2019 8:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Yep, it's all about the graft...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/25/2019 8:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Just makes states that don't go there more competitive. So you will hear more about "tax harmonization" soon.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/25/2019 8:44 Comments || Top||

#6  Shitshow Part 150
Posted by: Lex || 10/25/2019 8:57 Comments || Top||

#7  Oh goody — another income source for the jihadis, both Sunni and Shiite: gasoline smuggling
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/25/2019 9:23 Comments || Top||

#8  Yes, TW, we are talking about people who think punching a hole in the side of a tank wagon to fill a bucket is a good idea.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/25/2019 9:57 Comments || Top||

#9  four have Republicans

The Mass. governor is Charlie Baker; with little doubt a Rino / GOPe. Dude's a huge squish; easily rolled by Dem. politicians & lefties (but I repeat myself).
Posted by: Raj || 10/25/2019 10:10 Comments || Top||

#10  And while they're waiting for this massive plan to take effect the governors can start the ball rolling by bicycling to work. Rangers lead the way.
Posted by: Matt || 10/25/2019 10:18 Comments || Top||

#11  Ha, no RLTW in that class.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/25/2019 10:27 Comments || Top||

#12  This seems a way to dodge responsibility for the tax hike. It's not our state, its a regional mandate, what can we do?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/25/2019 12:02 Comments || Top||

#13  The voters will be thrilled with paying higher taxes in these states (sarc). Many of these states already max out the taxes people have to pay.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/25/2019 15:52 Comments || Top||

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