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Oh my, ANOTHER WH briefing??? 3 in a row???

Anyone hear rumors that both Alito and Thomas might be leaving the bench??

(and I realize both articles are from conservative rags, but....... just asking.)

..... Justice Clarence Thomas, a conservative appointed by George H.W. Bush, is privately seen by Trump's aides as the most likely to retire this year. While Thomas has not given any indication of doing so, the White House and Senate Republicans are quietly preparing for a possible opening, according to a White House official and two outside Trump political advisers who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the private conversations.
"If Thomas goes, you've got a lot of people around this process ready to support Thapar - and McConnell ready to move his favorite through," said one of the outside Trump political advisers, referring to Judge Amul Thapar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.


https://www.lmtonline.com/news/article/Trump-supporters-hope-to-use-conservative-anger-15379138.php

......Conservative Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito may be eyeing retirement.

The "stronger rumor" is that Alito is "going to quit," conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt told Washington Post reporter Robert Costa on his show Wednesday.

He mentioned this in response to Costa's report that said aides to President Trump believe Clarence Thomas, a conservative justice appointed by President George H.W. Bush, is the justice most likely to retire this year.

"Justice Thomas will never quit," Hewitt added. Hewitt suggested he learned this rumor when "people begin working the refs" this time of year.

"I'm hardly a ref, but I got a column in the Washington Post, and so they start working me about, 'You know this person would be great if Alito quit,'" he said.

Alito, 70, was nominated to the high court by President George W. Bush in late 2005 to replace Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. He was confirmed the next year

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/hugh-hewitt-rumor-has-it-samuel-alito-will-retire-from-supreme-court

Curious......does the United States celebrate ANYTHING Puerto Ricans celebrate???

Porto Rico celebrates ALL USA holidays, but do we celebrate anything Porto Rican?? Thanks. 🇵🇷

Anyone hear of the app Parler??? Tons of conservatives are joining......ceo wants Liberals to join

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/27/parler-ceo-wants-liberal-to-join-the-pro-trump-crowd-on-the-app.html

But Matze doesn’t want the app to be just an echo chamber for conservative voices. Personally, he says he doesn’t like either political party and he wants to see more healthy debate. He’s so intent on getting some liberals onto the platform that he’s offering a $20,000 “progressive bounty” for an openly liberal pundit with 50,000 followers on Twitter or Facebook to start a Parler account.

The company will judge the best one, based on engagement with the community, and pay that person the reward. Matze said there’s been such little response that he increased the original proposed payment from $10,000 to $20,000.

“The whole company was never intended to be a pro-Trump thing,” Matze said. “A lot of the audience is pro-Trump. I don’t care. I’m not judging them either way.”

Brad Parscale, manager of U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election campaign, speaks during a rally for U.S. President Donald Trump in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020.
Brad Parscale, manager of U.S. President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, speaks during a rally for U.S. President Donald Trump in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020.
Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images
Where Matze is in full agreement with the Parler audience is in his opinion of Twitter. He thinks the company is targeting conservatives with censorship.

“I don’t see why you need to censor the president’s tweets,” he said. “If you don’t like what he has to say, vote him out of office.”

Matze expects Parler to become a more attractive site for a more diverse audience over time because he sees Twitter continuing down a path of alienating right-wing voices, and “no one is going to want to stay on Twitter if the conservatives are gone.”

But he recognizes that the political tone of his platform will probably make it hard for him to raise money from investors in Silicon Valley, which leans Democratic and is decidedly anti-Trump. Thus far, he’s funded the company with angel money and said he’ll soon be looking to raise a first institutional round of financing.

“I can only speculate that they wouldn’t be interested unless they’re ideological,” he said, referring to traditional venture investors.

Why didn't the Democrats subpoena Bolton???

Bolton is on faux noise saying the Democrats really screwed up rushing to impeachment.......WTF???

Sid?? Sid??? It's the Belmont Stakes this Sat.

Any gray horses I can bet on??

Oh oh, Charles Barkley just said both parties suck....

He’s on Dan LeBetard’s radio show. Said he’s voted Democratic all his life, but lately Dems have not been paying attention to poor black and brown people. Both parties only cater to white rich people. Said he’d never vote for tRump tho.

Watching a movie I DVR'd called Black Legion, Staring Humphrey Bogart......

yikes......exactly what we’re talking about now.........non Americans taking over jobs.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/black_legion

The longest day.........whatcha doing......

How to make it something perfect. Something beautiful. Something awesome. Something for everyone. 6-20-2020.
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