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For anyone who thinks Bush 41 was great...

That's Bush with Reagan in 1982, and a little slimeball known as Roger Stone.


Here are some other topics for the House to investigate

The House D's need to approach this carefully as soon as the new Representatives are sworn in and committee assignments are made.

They will also need to make as much progress as possible on healthcare, economy, etc (and it won't be easy), while, at the same time, investigating the hell out these crooks for the last two years.

Besides 2016 Election and Russia, some other areas to consider:

-Brian Kemp's Secretary of State's office in handling GA federal elections: hopefully, this will tell us what really went on in terms of voter suppression

-Trump family corruption and taxes

-Devin Nunes and his "handling" of Russia investigation

Feel free to add!

Please tell people having voting issues to call Election Protection at 866-OUR VOTE

This is a non-partisan group of lawyers across the US answering calls and on the ground in precincts throughout the US for people having problems or questions about voting.

They will be on call all throughout November 6 in all time zones covering the US to answer questions and to deal with voting issues on the spot.



There are no words


Google News headlines

Does anyone understand exactly how Google News sets up its headline page? Particularly in relation to politics?

For the last couple of hours, the number one story is "Aides Quietly Stunned by Trump's Respectful Handling of Kavanaugh Accuser" by CNN. Does anyone really believe this is the top story?

During the 2016 general election, I routinely saw minuscule publications making the top stories and I realized that there was a great deal of manipulation going on.

If anyone understands how this is manipulated, please share the secret!

Lawyer who drafted Nunes memo once brutally slapped by judge with order of ineptitude


The congressional staffer who wrote the controversial memo for Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) was once benchslapped by a federal judge for “ineptitude.”

Kash Patel, a top Nunes staffer and senior counsel for the House Intelligence Committee, traveled to London last summer to question the former British spy who wrote the Trump-Russia dossier.

Patel and another Nunes staffer, Doug Presely, went on the research mission without notifying the U.S. embassy or British government.

They also failed to inform the committee’s ranking Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) or GOP Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX), who took over the panel’s Russia probe after Nunes stepped aside over ethics concerns.

The pair, along with intel committee staffers Damon Nelson and Andrew House, wrote most of the memo the White House and House Republicans claims exposes FBI wrongdoing and justifies ending the special counsel investigation into Russian campaign interference.

Patel was issued a rare “order of ineptitude” in 2016 by U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes, who faulted the lawyer’s handling of the prosecution of Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, who was accused of trying to support ISIS.


“What is the utility to me and to the people of America to have you fly down here at their expense, eat at their expense and stay at their expense when there are plenty of capable people over there, in this room plus over there?” Hughes said. “You’re just one more nonessential employee from Washington.”

“You don’t add a bit of value, do you?” the judge added.

Other lawyers said they’d never an attorney slapped so hard from the bench.

“It is just a slap in the face, is what it is,” South Texas law professor Geoffrey Corn told the Houston Chronicle. “When you are a judge, you get the prerogative of saying what you feel and putting it in a Ruling of Ineptitude. I’ve never seen anything like that.”

The Washington Post described the spectacle as “a Texas-size bollocking over proper attire, wasting taxpayer money and spying for the bureaucrats in Washington.”


There "is" no collusion

Has anyone noticed that the Idiot-in-chief almost always says "there is no collusion" when referring to Russian election meddling. On a few occasions, he does use the past tense, but at least from what I've observed or heard, he almost always uses present tense, or sometimes present perfect tense, when discussing the collusion issue.

I wonder if this is another "it depends on what the meaning of 'is' is" defense that he is laying? Am I just imagining this??

I am sure Mueller's team will not let him get away with games like this if they get him under oath.

Can't get through to Bob Corker's numerous offices by phone. What to do?

DC office phone is always busy.

They are not answering phones in the Nashville or Memphis offices.

I am not a social media type. How do I register my protest with Corker on the tax bill?

Remember Senator Larry "Wide Stance" Craig?

In 2007, this hypocritical idiot PLED GUILTY TO A CRIME, then announced he was resigning from the Senate, and then didn't resign.

Perhaps we can convince Senator Franken and Representative Conyers to do the same: stand-down for re-election, but keep the seat until then?

What's good for the GOPee'ers is certainly good for the Democrats, isn't it? Sen. Wide Stance Craig (R) himself sets a recent precedent...

Resignation announcement/reversal, and motion to withdraw plea

At a news conference on September 1, 2007, Craig announced his intent to resign, "with sadness and deep regret", effective September 30, 2007. On September 4, 2007, a spokesperson for Craig indicated that he was reconsidering his decision to resign, if his conviction was rapidly overturned and his committee assignments were restored.

On September 10, 2007, Craig's attorneys filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea, arguing that it "was not knowing and intelligent and therefore was in violation of his constitutional rights." His lawyers further argued that Craig "felt compelled to grasp the lifeline," hoping that if he were to submit to an interview and plead guilty that none of the allegations would be made public. The motion argued that Craig had entered the plea under stress caused by media inquiries into his sexuality. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed an amicus curiae brief stating that the secret sting operation used by the police was not "carefully crafted" to avoid ensnaring innocent speech and that "the defendant should be permitted to withdraw his plea, and, should the state recharge him, to contest the constitutional validity of any prosecution."

Craig's motion hearing to withdraw his guilty plea was held on September 26, 2007, before Judge Charles A. Porter, Jr. Craig’s Washington D.C. attorney, William Martin, argued that Craig’s actions could not be considered disorderly conduct because "you should have either touching, or words, or a combination of the two." The other main argument was made by Craig’s Minneapolis attorney, Thomas Kelly, who argued that the mail-in petition used by Craig was "defective" because it lacked a judge’s signature.[40] On September 26, 2007, Craig released a statement that he would remain in office until the Hennepin County District Court judge ruled on his motion to withdraw his guilty plea.

On October 4, 2007, Porter denied Craig's motion to withdraw his guilty plea, ruling that Craig's plea was accurate, voluntary, and intelligent, and that evidence supported the conviction. As part of Craig's appeal of this ruling, the ACLU filed a brief that cited a Minnesota Supreme Court ruling from 38 years earlier finding that those engaging in sexual encounters in closed stalls in otherwise public restrooms "have a reasonable expectation of privacy," a finding that the ACLU argued would contradict the state's claim that Craig was inviting the undercover officer to have sex "in public."

After Judge Porter's ruling, Craig announced that despite his pledge to the contrary, he would serve out his Senate term. He stated that he intended to "continue my effort to clear my name in the Senate Ethics Committee—something that is not possible if I am not serving in the Senate." Craig did not run for re-election in 2008 and left office on January 3, 2009. He was succeeded by Republican Jim Risch, the Lieutenant Governor of Idaho.


The "other" George P

Remember the ABC tv show Webster from the mid-1980s? Alex Karras played George Papadopolis, Webster's adopted father.


What goes around, comes around (actually, there is no relevancy of this to anything!)
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