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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Linda Tripp memoir reveals dirty details about Lewinsky-Clinton affair
[NYP] The seeds of a scandal that nearly brought down a president were planted almost 25 years ago — when 23-year-old Monica Lewinsky confided in her colleague Linda Tripp that she had been having sexual relations with Bill Clinton. Tripp died in April of pancreatic cancer, but her memoir, "A Basket of Deplorables: What I Saw Inside the Clinton White House" has been published posthumously by Post Hill Press. In this exclusive excerpt, Tripp reveals when she first learned of the affair.

I first met Monica Lewinsky in April 1996, when she was transferred from the White House to the Pentagon’s Public Affairs Office. I had been transferred to the same office in May 1993, long before Monica had started at the White House.

Monica’s arrival at the Pentagon meant that political appointees had better tread carefully. She had clout and was not shy about letting us know it. She belonged to someone with influence. There was simply no other explanation for how or why this 23-year-old woman landed at this particular desk in the Pentagon.

Monica made sure that everyone in the office knew that her current position would only be temporary. She was going back to the White House right after the November election.

As August approached, and even though Monica had not admitted it, I was becoming more and more certain that her benefactor was Bill Clinton.

Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2021 05:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Linda Tripp is now deceased, Jeffrey Epstein is also deceased. Epstein's fellow prison inmate Efrain Reyes is now deceased. DNC staffer Seth Rich is deceased. Julian Assange has been locked away and incommunicado (without charges or trail) for over a decade. Ghislaine Maxwell is now locked away without charges. Edward Snowden has been in self imposed exile in Russia for over six years.

Many are simply dropping like flies. Others are taking up residence in gulags. Still more are finding their FB and Twitter accounts revoked.

More recently a pillow manufacturer has watched his product sales and logistics system collapse virtually overnight. American alt-tech microblogging and social networking service 'Parler' has been destroyed.

The 'Cancel Culture' at work? Have you had your gov't funded COV shot yet ?

"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street and building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right."
~ George Orwell. "1984.

Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2021 9:28 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
"We Can't Afford to Be Willfully Ignorant Anymore" Christina Bobb: Americans Need to Demand Real Forensic Audits of Swing State Ballots (VIDEO)
[Gateway] Christina Bobb is a former executive secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In 2020 she joined OAN’s reporting team.

This weekend Christina Bobb released a powerful video on the election results. Christina puts in words what MILLIONS of Americans are thinking. Joe Biden is an illegitimate President, and Americans need to decide the future of our nation.

Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2021 12:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not to do so is treason. Now if we could impeach Roberts?
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/27/2021 16:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Sure. Having seized the power to fix the outcome of any election, they will certainly have no objection to our seizing it back.
Posted by: Iblis || 01/27/2021 17:23 Comments || Top||

US investigators have charged at least 150 people over Capitol riot
[IsraelTimes] Arrests made across the US for charges including conspiracy and assault on law enforcement; over 400 suspects identified.
That was fast, especially compared to DOJ action on Antifa/BLM protesters since last summer. I wonder how many of this group will turn out to be Antifa/BLM or other anarcho-communist cadres and how many — an intersecting set — have mental health problems.
US federal prosecutors have charged at least 150 people in connection to the storming of the US Capitol on January 6.

The charges range from entering a restricted building without lawful authority to conspiracy, interstate threats and assault on law enforcement, CNN
...formerly the Cable News Network, now who know what it might stand for...
reported. The network tallied the total number of charges by reviewing court records and announcements from the Justice Department.

The investigation has spanned the country, including arrests in Florida, Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,, New Hampshire and Hawaii. Officials told CNN they expected hundreds more arrests to be made in the case.

Michael Sherwin, the top US prosecutor in Washington, said at a Tuesday presser that the Justice Department has identified over 400 suspects. Investigators have issued 500 subpoenas and search warrants in the investigation, Sherwin said.

Sherwin said sedition charges were a possibility for the insurrectionists. The charge covers plotting to overthrow the government and using force against government authority and can carry a 20-year sentence.

The FBI said it had received 200,000 tips from the public regarding the storming of the Capitol. The agency is offering a reward of $75,000 for information on pipe bombs that were deployed in Washington on the day of the riot.

Also Tuesday, the interim chief of the Capitol Police apologized for failing to prepare for what became the violent mostly peaceful insurrection despite having warnings that white supremacists and far-right groups would target Congress.

Yogananda Pittman, in prepared testimony before Congress, said that the Capitol Police "failed to meet its own high standards as well as yours." She listed several missteps: not having enough manpower or supplies on hand, not following through with a lockdown order she issued during the siege and not having a sufficient communications plan for a crisis.

"We knew that militia groups and white supremacists organizations would be attending," Pittman wrote. "We also knew that some of these participants were intending to bring firearms and other weapons to the event. We knew that there was a strong potential for violence and that Congress was the target."

Trump supporters tore down fences and broke through doors and windows after an event in which the now-former president called on them to "fight" and "stop the steal." Inside the building, Congress was certifying the victory of President Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
...Candidate for president in 2020. Old, boring, a plagiarist, fond of hair sniffing and grabbing the protruding parts of women, and not whatcha call brilliant...
Five people died,
...three of common ,health issues, it’s been reported...
including Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher. A sixth person, another Capitol Police officer, later died by suicide.

The day after the riot, then-Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund said that his force "had a robust plan established to address anticipated First Amendment activities." Sund has since resigned, as have the sergeants-at-arms for the House and Senate.

Officers who have spoken to the AP described being overrun by insurrectionists who in many cases were more armed than they were. The officers said they were given next to no plan beforehand or communication during the riot.

Several law enforcement and congressional reviews are underway.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/27/2021 10:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  However, for some reason the list does not included Federally Elected & DC Agencies officials that knew weeks ahead of time, left the doors open and or failed to take any preemptive actions to secure the Congressional Bldg. aka Facilitators, and political co-conspirators.

If anyone doubts how this is politically based...
Ask why wasn't the same aggressive pattern of arrests made for the 160+ days of RIOTS?

Surely the FED's had to know many of the ANTI-FArt/O-BLM were traveling interstate to commit ARSON, LOOTING, Mayhem and Mass Destruction of Federal properties and other locations.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/27/2021 11:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Is there any word on the prosecution of the Capital Police who let protesters into the capital? Or who killed Ashli Babbit?
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 01/27/2021 14:16 Comments || Top||

#3  Crime is a tool for control. Actual criminals will thus be let free, while people who dare speak their mind will be quickly round up and prosecuted.
Posted by: Iblis || 01/27/2021 14:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Yeah... well its really hard *not* to know when you are the ones organising it.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/27/2021 15:04 Comments || Top||

#5  Number of rioters prosecuted in the 2016 riots in Washington that reaped destruction and mayhem - 0.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/27/2021 17:23 Comments || Top||

#6  I'm still waiting for people to be charged in ObamaGate, the worst political corruption in American history. So far one schlump has copped a plea for a reduced sentence. The guy will probably be pardoned by Biden. One gets tired of seeing two systems of justice, or whatever the hell you call these perversions of justice.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/27/2021 18:07 Comments || Top||

#7  Intimidation using aggressive prosecution, massive military presence, faux national security threats and social media silencing. The coup has begun suppressing efforts and intimidation to quell reactions to the massive changes to to the basic character of our freedoms. This is no return to normalcy, this is revolutionary change at lightning speed by Maxists through a drooling idiot puppet reading the script as he signs whatever is put in front of him.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 01/27/2021 18:14 Comments || Top||

Valley Speak - OMG: LA City Councilman Doesn't Know How to Recite America's Pledge of Allegiance
[YouTube] Kevin de Leόn. Who responds to the tweet by asking for donations to feed illegal immigrants. Click in the blue bird icon to see the thread.

Posted by: Gavin Knewsome2 || 01/27/2021 09:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

Tulsi Gabbard Says Adam Schiff And John Brennan Are More Dangerous Than The Mob At The Capitol
[GatewayPolitics] Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, asserted that tech industry leaders and Democrats such as Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and former CIA director John Brennan are "domestic enemies" of the U.S. who are more dangerous than the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6.

In a video and thread posted to Twitter Tuesday morning, the former Democratic presidential candidate denounced the violent protesters, but warned that efforts to combat insurgency through surveillance and other monitoring activities posed a greater threat to the country.

"The mob who stormed the Capitol on January 6 to try to stop Congress from carrying out its constitutional responsibilities were behaving like domestic enemies of our country," Gabbard said.

"But let’s be clear, the John Brennans, Adam Schiffs and the oligarchs in Big Tech who are trying to undermine our constitutionally protected rights and turn our country into a police state with KGB-style surveillance are also domestic enemies — and much more powerful, and therefore dangerous, than the mob that stormed the Capitol."
Not too many would question these assertions. The criticism I have is that the list is a little lite. I often wonder why this woman is a Donk; she seems so sensible.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/27/2021 07:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "But let’s be clear, the John Brennans, Adam Schiffs and the oligarchs in Big Tech who are trying to undermine our constitutionally protected rights

The "trying" phase has ended. The undermining has been completed.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2021 7:52 Comments || Top||

#2  She hit the nail on the head.

Expect her to be silenced soon. She is talking way too much truth.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/27/2021 8:27 Comments || Top||

#3  be careful ms gabbard shitter and fecesbook are listening !!
Posted by: irish rage boy || 01/27/2021 14:19 Comments || Top||

#4  So is she going to leave the Democrats?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/27/2021 17:40 Comments || Top||

#5  Remember when Kamala was doing alright in the primary, looking like the pick, until Gabbard kicked her right in the crotch on live TV?

The "trying" phase has ended. The undermining has been completed.

And after cowing the opposition, the party dissidents get the business.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/27/2021 18:50 Comments || Top||

Rand Paul: Impeachment Trial ‘Dead on Arrival' ‐ Democrats ‘Don't Have the Votes to Win'
[Breitbart] Tuesday, in an appearance on FNC’s "Fox News Primetime," Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) reacted to the 55-45 vote in the U.S. Senate earlier in the day, which paved the way for former President Donald Trump’s impeachment to proceed on a constitutional basis.

Paul insisted the process was still unconstitutional and pointed out that Chief Justice John Roberts was a no-show. He said that given there were 45 votes against proceeding showed that impeachment was "dead on arrival."

"We put forward a motion that said that basically, you can’t impeach a private individual. You can impeach a president, but this is why the chief justice didn’t show up. If it was the president, the chief justice shows up. The fact that the chief justice wouldn’t come and refused to come means that this is a private citizen, but the Constitution doesn’t allow for impeachment of a private citizen. So, we put this issue forward, but the most important takeaway from the issue is they don’t have the votes to convict. We have 45 people, 45 Republican senators say that the whole — the whole charade is unconstitutional.

So what does that mean? It means that impeachment — the trial is dead on arrival. There will be a show, there will be a parade of partisanship, but the Democrats really will not be able to win. They will be able to play a partisan game that they wish to play. But it’s all over. This shows they don’t have the votes to win. So, they will just slog through this, and they will try to punish Republicans. But that’s all this has ever been about. Not justice. It’s about a partisan game, where they don’t want the election to be over.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2021 04:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They know they do not have the votes, they have always known. Winning an impeachment trial is not the desired end-state or goal. The goal is filling and controlling the media narrative.

Without Donald Trump and the conservative movement, his briefings, interviews, rallies, etc, there is a huge media and public information vacuum. This vacuum simply cannot be filled with a dementia suffering POTUS surfacing from the basement two to three times per week.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2021 4:33 Comments || Top||

#2  I wish Rand Paul didn't get ahead of himself on this. They were't voting to convict Trump, they were voting weather to have a trial. In the case of and actual vote to convict the results might be quire different, and the rationalizations among RINOs to vote to convict would be numerous, even if self-serving, faux-pious or outright inane.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/27/2021 7:23 Comments || Top||

#3  If they really believed that Trump committed a crime they could get DoJ to prosecute. But they know the charges would never hold up in court.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/27/2021 11:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Socialist-Democrat Logic
Let us waste MILLIONS of TAXPAYER $$$$$$ to IMPEACH a person, to remove him from an Office that he no longer holds?

If passed and the prescient set, upheld by the SCOTUS and becomes US common legal practice.

Then there are is long list of former Political types that should should also be impeached after the fact also. Especially given their well documented crimes, some resulting in MURDER of Federal Agent (Fast and the Furious), Foreign $$$, (Biden, Nancy, Chucky)and open calls for Physical violence on opposing elected officials. (Maxie-Mouth).

Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/27/2021 11:58 Comments || Top||

#5  Boy, When You Guys From Georgia Get on A Roll, You Don't Hold Back... Keep Going NN2N1, Watch Out he's a House on Fire...Yee Haa ! Get the Horses Out of The Barn, We're Ride'n and No Body Can Stop Us !!! No not Jo, Nan C, Shoe Mar,or Lay Hee. Onward to Biden Bog we ride !!!
Posted by: ee green || 01/27/2021 12:19 Comments || Top||

#6  Thx for comment Double-E. We enjoy a healthy
critique of the articles and comments. We generally leave the individual poster to his business.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2021 12:29 Comments || Top||

#7  Ok - Mr B, read your message, understand clear, mea culpa.
Posted by: ee green || 01/27/2021 12:58 Comments || Top||

#8  The objective is to deter every member of the general public from calling for, organizing or participating in any non-leftist rally or demonstration.

The People and the People's core political free speech rights are on pseudo-trial. The chilling effect is being created no matter any pseudo-legal maneuvering.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 01/27/2021 15:26 Comments || Top||

#9  I don't think without the chief justice presiding the show trial is anything more than a joint resolution; not a legally binding condition.

Those are the old rules though.

What they can do is sling enough mud, and get the mouths on loop, and try to convince enough Joes and Janes that he is in fact guilty and ineligible for office and responsible for all the rioting last year.

Obviously the commies, NWOs, and iconoclasts have to erase him from history; SOPs donchyaknow? If if we are talking about how Trump is the worst person since Zhang Jue we are not talking about the massive vote fraud industrial complex or censorship or how Xiben forgot how to use a pen during an sweeping EO session.

If you are of the mind Trump will continue in politics, then reviewing the 2022 slate we see 36 governorships are up for election. Two state in particular stand out, as their current governor will term out: Arizona and Pennsylvania. Imagine Trump and/or Trump backed candidates running for any of these elections. The NWOs in the primary, and commies in the general, can play the insurrection card every time vote fraud gets brought up, along with the myriad of other claims made against Trump. If/When The Club loses an election it wants won, they turn on the conjure-a-vote machine and make the lie believable enough to not sir the pot.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/27/2021 16:14 Comments || Top||

#10  "you can’t impeach a private individual"

Trump was impeached while still being president. The question rather is: what does "trial" mean. If the only result is to remove a president from office, the trial might be moot.

But does the removal come with other consequences? E.g. loss of pension and other perks, and of course being barred from running again.

If you consider this part of the removal, then things aren't that clear anymore.

Just imagine a president who TRULY commits an egregious impeachable offense. In order to make sure he could still run again he could simply resign when impeached, and no trial would happen. And he would keep his pension.

Is this what the framers intended?
Posted by: European Conservative || 01/27/2021 16:43 Comments || Top||

#11  Trump was impeached while still being president. The question rather is: what does "trial" mean. If the only result is to remove a president from office, the trial might be moot.

Is this what the framers intended?

From several experts I have read on over the years, impeachment is to remove a sitting president as an official removal of the privileges and command structure the president is part of. While there is no prison or penalties, other than removal of privileges and office, it does clear the way for federal or state charges to be levied at that person that was impeached.

The removal of pensions and secret service is after the original founders intent.

From a originalist point of view, confirming the impeachment by the Senate after the president is a private citizen doesn't make a lot of sense. In the after view of stripping privileges given to a president after their office is part of the modern view, not the founders.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/27/2021 17:53 Comments || Top||

#12  Article I, Section 3, Clauses 6 and 7 provide:

The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two-thirds of the Members present. Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States; but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.

So disqualification is in the Constitution.
Posted by: European Conservative || 01/27/2021 18:36 Comments || Top||

#13  So impeachment could actually have been intended to remove Secret Service protection.... My mind goes to dark places with that thought, because I don't think highly of Pelosi.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 01/27/2021 18:43 Comments || Top||

#14  What is clear is that impeachment isn't just about removal from office but extends to disqualification. And the one can't happen without the other.

Which doesn't only apply to a president (retired or not) but to any person impeached. This means that any impeached person could prevent his/her disqualification by simply resigning before being convicted by the Senate.
Posted by: European Conservative || 01/27/2021 18:49 Comments || Top||

#15  I'm sorry, EC, but he won't be convicted because what he said wasn't inciting and the "RIOT!!1!" was planned before hand by others, including BLM and Antifa. Have you seen or read all of this incredibly rabble-rousing speech? No, because the media and Dems are silencing it and trying to spin it. You may just have to live with a potential 2nd term POTUS some more ;-)
Posted by: Frank G || 01/27/2021 19:28 Comments || Top||

#16  FrankG, indeed I have. Will comment on this another time
Posted by: European Conservative || 01/27/2021 20:03 Comments || Top||

#17  Just imagine a president who TRULY commits an egregious impeachable offense. In order to make sure he could still run again he could simply resign when impeached, and no trial would happen. And he would keep his pension.

President Nixon stepped down upon the threat of impeachment for doing exactly what his Democratic predecessors had done — only the press reported it endlessly in shocked tones rather than covering it up. I don’t recall anything about revoking his retirement privileges, and his privacy thereafter was respected, as far as I know.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/27/2021 20:05 Comments || Top||

#18  I can't help but think of disgraced--but reelected--D.C. mayor Marion Barry.
Posted by: Clem || 01/27/2021 21:40 Comments || Top||

#19  >>> Marion Barry

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL)

So much for disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States.
Posted by: Big Craish6553 || 01/27/2021 22:33 Comments || Top||

#20  bueno Big Craish6553

many more of these inquiries por judicious mana need purformo, dia ist corrupto
Posted by: Cromoger Poodle3181 || 01/27/2021 22:46 Comments || Top||

#21  The decision to disqualify a convicted impeachee is a separate decision
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 01/27/2021 22:52 Comments || Top||

Chuck Schumer Presser On The Marxist Takeover Of America… (Video)
[CitizenFreePress] Senator Chuck Schumer holds a news conference to discuss coronavirus and the need to pass a stimulus

Posted by: ee green || 01/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Schumer and fellow-travelers are a wrecking crew. All their policies are designed to destroy the U.S.A. A clear and present danger.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/27/2021 7:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Can't watch. I've seen and heard enough of this vile little man to know that he's up to no good.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/27/2021 13:07 Comments || Top||

Gabbard Warns Biden Plan To Root Out Domestic Terrors Could 'turn Our Country Into A Police State'
Posted by: ee green || 01/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Could", I think Gabbard hasn't noticed it already is!

FBI and DOJ won't do their jobs. Election integrity is non-existence. Highly selective law enforcement. Etc. etc..
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 01/27/2021 2:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Here is last evening's Gabbard inverview on Tucker. Notice how many times she mentions John Brennan. She knows what is going on.

Interview at this link
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2021 4:39 Comments || Top||

#3  We already are and a banana republic as well. They are just getting read to ramp up the dial on the enforcement level.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/27/2021 8:47 Comments || Top||

Commerce Secretary Nominee Open to Raising Taxes to Fund Climate Change Agenda
[NewsMax] Commerce Secretary-nominee Gina Raimondo is open to raising taxes on the middle class, saying we "need funds" for President Joe Biden's climate agenda.

RNC Research tweeted the clip of Raimondo's comments at her nomination hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday.

"We do need to meet the climate change challenge, and we need funds for improved infrastructure, better roads, safer roads, safer bridges, which also creates jobs," Raimondo told Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., when asked about Transportation Secretary-nominee Peter Buttigieg's proposal of a gas tax to raise money for Biden administration spending initiatives.

"I would look to balance those interests and work as a piece of the president's team."

Raimondo is governor of Rhode Island.
Posted by: ee green || 01/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Commerce Secretary-nominee Gina Raimondo is open to raising taxes on the middle class, saying we "need funds" for President Joe Biden's climate reparations agenda.

Simply a prepping of the battle space. It's like your neighbors collapsed leach field following a downpour. You don't have to actually see it to know what's happening.

Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2021 7:38 Comments || Top||

Sen. Patrick ‘Leaky’ Leahy, tapped to preside over Trump impeachment, hospitalized UPDATE: He’s home now
[NY Post] Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the lawmaker tapped to preside over President Trump's impeachment trial, has been hospitalized, according to multiple reports Tuesday.

The 80-year-old Senate president pro tempore was taken to a local hospital and is under observation after he complained that he did not feel well after overseeing the swearing-in of senators as jurors in the trial earlier Tuesday.

Leahy at times sounded muffled and out of breath during the proceedings.
What will they do if he isn’t back by February 8th to oversee former President Trump’s fake impeachment?
Update from The Times of Israel at 3:15 a.m. ET: They ran tests and sent him home.
The Senate president pro tempore job normally goes to the longest-serving member of the Senate’s majority party. Leahy was first elected in 1974, making him the longest-serving current senator of either party.

Leahy will be chairman once again this year of the Senate Appropriations Committee, a panel that controls a large chunk of the federal budget and will be in the middle of President Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
...Candidate for president in 2020. Old, boring, a plagiarist, fond of hair sniffing and grabbing the protruding parts of women, and not whatcha call brilliant...
’s effort to provide more spending to combat the pandemic and recharge the economy.

Leahy is the fifth-oldest current senator. Senator Dianne Feinstein
...Dem Senator-for-Life from Caliphornica. She has been a politician since about the time she was weaned. Feinstein was the author of the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban, and tried it a second time in 2012. Feinstein has chaired the Select Committee on Intelligence since 2009. At age 80, Feinstein is the oldest currently serving United States Senator....
, a Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, Democrat, 87, is the oldest.
Posted by: Frank G || 01/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What will they do if he isn’t back by February 8th to oversee former President Trump’s fake impeachment?

Feinstein is the 2nd most senior Dem Senator.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 01/27/2021 2:49 Comments || Top||

#2  If Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts will not preside over the impeachment effort due to the effort being "unconstitutional", why should anyone else pick up the gavel ?

Are we not bound by constitutional procedures with or without Chief Justice Roberts ?

Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2021 4:47 Comments || Top||

#3  ..the party is never constrained by a Constitution. The party and state are one. "Everything in the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State."
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/27/2021 6:24 Comments || Top||

#4  It seems like no one has a stomach for kangaroo trials and lynchings except for Pelosi and her merry band of mad House managers (Raskin, Bang-Bang Swalwell, Castro (Not Fidel but close to), Lieu and others).
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/27/2021 8:06 Comments || Top||

#5  The Senate is looking more and more like the Politburo in the 1980s for all the geezerdom.
Posted by: whitecollar redneck || 01/27/2021 14:13 Comments || Top||

#6  All of Congress and the federal government (look at Biden's appointees)...how is the US all that different?
Posted by: Clem || 01/27/2021 14:17 Comments || Top||

-PC Follies
Experts See Legal Counteroffensive Against Big Tech Crackdown On Conservative Dissent
[JustTheNews] Challenge possible on three fronts: antitrust action against collusion, revocation of Section 230 liability shields, and shareholder suits for breach of fiduciary duty.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Jan. 13 issued civil investigative demands (CIDs) to Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon Web Services, and Apple, asking the companies for their policies and practices regarding content moderation and, more specifically, for information related to Parler, a social media application popular among conservatives that was recently terminated or blocked by Google, Amazon, and Apple.

Parler had become a popular alternative to Twitter, particularly among conservatives and followers of former President Trump, whose own Twitter account was permanently suspended by the platform earlier this month for content purportedly violating its rules.
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Posted by: ee green || 01/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The conservatives were the ones who protected Internet companies from taxation and liability by by gold digging liberals.
For that the big Internet companies stuck the conservatives in the eye with social media crack downs.
Now that Australia, European Union and others want to tax these big companies who will protect these big companies now?
Posted by: boomerc || 01/27/2021 4:22 Comments || Top||

#2  By censoring the right they have by action declared themselves editors/publishers not a common carrier. They are subject to consequences for the content they allow published.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/27/2021 6:26 Comments || Top||

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