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(Think Progress)   Issa apparently believes the shutdown doesn't apply to his witch hunt, Federal Judge corrects him in no uncertain terms   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 95
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2013-10-05 08:56:52 PM
I just love a good judge smackdown on a dumbass.
 
2013-10-05 09:13:55 PM
That's an awesome opinion.
 
2013-10-05 09:17:36 PM
Listen, Those Democrat witches are not going to hunt, LET ALONE burn themselves.
 
2013-10-05 10:28:57 PM
Issa is a witch?
 
2013-10-05 10:43:51 PM

Bucky Katt: Issa is a witch?


BURN HIM!!
 
2013-10-05 10:45:59 PM
PROOF THAT OBAMA'S JUDGES ARE COVERING UP BENGHAZI
 
2013-10-05 10:48:43 PM
Issa's got his next hearing lined up...
 
2013-10-05 10:51:11 PM
Christ, what an asshole.
 
2013-10-05 10:51:58 PM

Mentat: PROOF THAT OBAMA'S JUDGES ARE COVERING UP BENGHAZI


WE SHOULD HOLD A HEARING THAT COSTS TAXPAYER DOLLARS BECAUSE THERE ARE NO TAXPAYER DOLLARS TO HOLD CURRENT HEARINGS!
 
2013-10-05 10:57:03 PM
Remember when his company burned down shortly after he removed all the computers and upped the fire insurance by 400%?

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What a crazy coincidence that was that he settled out of court with the insurance company over it too...
 
2013-10-05 11:00:38 PM
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Seriously, it would be hard to find a bigger waste of time and money than Darrel Issa's 24/7 non-stop Witch-hunt-a-palooza.
 
2013-10-05 11:03:15 PM

TuteTibiImperes: I just love a good judge smackdown on a dumbass.


True, but a lot of the times it's like watching someone drown a quadriplegic that's had a hemispherectomy...
 
2013-10-05 11:08:56 PM

quatchi: [grumpycat-good.jpg]

Seriously, it would be hard to find a bigger waste of time and money than Darrel Issa's 24/7 non-stop Witch-hunt-a-palooza.


What about Ken Starr's 24/7 non-stop Witch-hunt-a-palooza?
 
2013-10-05 11:09:10 PM
You mean to tell me that politically motivated proceedings that have no purpose other than trying gain some trivial level of advantage actually cost tax dollars?  HOLD THE PRESSES!!  People need to know this!
 
2013-10-05 11:11:15 PM
These people are so farking clueless and out of touch with reality that it's almost painful to watch. And the vast majority of them will be reelected. Good jorb, America. We deserve every second of this shutdown.
 
2013-10-05 11:11:40 PM
I like it, when he steps on his own dick.
 
2013-10-05 11:12:21 PM
Oh my farking god, I wouldn't have believed it was possible to hate Darrell Issa MORE until now...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darrell_Issa#Business_career

Issa soon turned Steal Stopper around, to the point that it was supplying Ford with thousands of car alarms and negotiating a similar deal with Toyota. But early in the morning of September 7, 1982, the offices and factory of Quantum and Steal Stopper in the Cleveland suburb of Maple Heights caught fire. The fire took three hours to put out. The buildings and almost all inventory within were destroyed. An investigation of the cause of the fire noted "suspicious burn patterns" with fires starting in two places aided by an accelerant such as gasoline.[13] Adkins said that Issa appeared to prepare for a fire by increasing the fire insurance policy 462% three weeks previously, and by removing computer equipment holding accounting and customer information. St. Paul Insurance, suspicious of arson and insurance fraud, initially paid only $25,000 according to Issa.[13] Issa then sued St. Paul Insurance for $175,000 and eventually the two parties settled out of court with Issa receiving approximately $20,000.

Issa was able to use his knowledge of the weaknesses in automotive security that car thieves preyed on to develop effective theft deterrents. Using sensors that would detect motion and pressure on the body of the car when armed, his design would create loud noise to draw attention to a would-be car thief, such as the car's horn honking or a speaker playing a recording with Issa's voice saying: "Protected by Viper. Stand back" and "Please step away from the car", warning for DEI's signature product, the Viper car alarm.


THIS PIECE OF shiat IS PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERY SINGLE TIME A CAR ALARM HAS EVER WOKEN SOMEONE UP AT 4 A.M.

 
2013-10-05 11:15:52 PM

Elmo Jones: I like it, when he steps on his own dick.


Easy to do when you're wearing clown shoes

/and you have wee short tiny legs
//like other pests
 
2013-10-05 11:20:04 PM
anfrind: quatchi: [grumpycat-good.jpg]

Seriously, it would be hard to find a bigger waste of time and money than Darrel Issa's 24/7 non-stop Witch-hunt-a-palooza.


What about Ken Starr's 24/7 non-stop Witch-hunt-a-palooza?

Good point.

Starr wasted an estimated 40 million himself (if you include the costs of his predecessor Fiske the amount goes up to 70 million) to nail Clinton. Which he eventually did sort of by investigating a consensual Beej that was initiated by a bored, horny and star struck Lewinsky who as an unpaid intern during the last GOP induced shut down was better able to make time alone with Clinton.

Not sure what Issa's wasted money total is up to by now but I don't think it's quite that much yet.
 
2013-10-05 11:23:34 PM
Hey Issa.... Get the fark to your new homeland and shut the fark up. Oh and by homeland, I do mean Somalia. Israel and your other employers can forward your pay checks to there.
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2013-10-05 11:26:18 PM
Too easy to call what happens next: Issa will claim that an "Obama activist judge" is attempting to obstruct him because he is getting "too close to the truth". Then Mark Levin will tongue Glenn Beck while giving Alex Jones a handy in conspiracy fueled ecstasy.
 
2013-10-05 11:30:12 PM

Bucky Katt: Issa is a witch?


Or a duck. Testing is in order.
 
2013-10-05 11:34:42 PM
The US supervising the sale of hundreds of guns to Mexican cartels with no tracking whatsoever is not worthy of investigating...

But George Zimmerman possibly being a bigot is...
 
2013-10-05 11:36:38 PM

Mrbogey: The US supervising the sale of hundreds of guns to Mexican cartels with no tracking whatsoever is not worthy of investigating...

But George Zimmerman possibly being a bigot is...


Deflection attempt in progress...
 
2013-10-05 11:38:00 PM

quatchi: anfrind: quatchi: [grumpycat-good.jpg]

Seriously, it would be hard to find a bigger waste of time and money than Darrel Issa's 24/7 non-stop Witch-hunt-a-palooza.

What about Ken Starr's 24/7 non-stop Witch-hunt-a-palooza?

Good point.

Starr wasted an estimated 40 million himself (if you include the costs of his predecessor Fiske the amount goes up to 70 million) to nail Clinton. Which he eventually did sort of by investigating a consensual Beej that was initiated by a bored, horny and star struck Lewinsky who as an unpaid intern during the last GOP induced shut down was better able to make time alone with Clinton.

Not sure what Issa's wasted money total is up to by now but I don't think it's quite that much yet.


I think we can attribute a portion of the following: loss of GPD during the shutdown, cost of restarting the government after said shutdown, loss of GPD during the last debt ceiling debate, the cost of each tax reduction he voted for, all of the stimulus he accepted,and so on.
 
2013-10-05 11:42:57 PM
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2013-10-05 11:44:01 PM

Mrbogey: The US supervising the sale of hundreds of guns to Mexican cartels with no tracking whatsoever is not worthy of investigating...

But George Zimmerman possibly being a bigot is...


actually those are different things altogether.  one is litigation being done by attorneys in court. the other is investigation being done by the civil rights bureau within the DoJ. also Holder didn't specify that they were actually working on that during the shutdown he just said it was ongoing which means they haven't closed the case yet.
 
2013-10-05 11:46:36 PM

Notabunny: Bucky Katt: Issa is a witch?

Or a duck. Testing is in order.


That department is conveniently shut down.  Hmm.
 
2013-10-05 11:48:20 PM
"But it's different when we do it?"

Seriously, kids. Come out of the bubble. You've obviously used up all the oxygen a long while ago...
 
2013-10-05 11:51:35 PM

Hobodeluxe: Mrbogey: The US supervising the sale of hundreds of guns to Mexican cartels with no tracking whatsoever is not worthy of investigating...

But George Zimmerman possibly being a bigot is...

actually those are different things altogether.  one is litigation being done by attorneys in court. the other is investigation being done by the civil rights bureau within the DoJ. also Holder didn't specify that they were actually working on that during the shutdown he just said it was ongoing which means they haven't closed the case yet.


Are you actually trying to conveyed a reasoned, factual reply to a conservative?

There is only one way to communicate with those people:

BENGAHZI!!!  (sic)
Obama's a socialist trying take our guns!
RON PAUL!

Good lord, you get those people all confused with facts and they go blow up buildings in Oklahoma City.  Or they shoot their girlfriend.  Or something bad.
 
2013-10-06 12:01:28 AM
Want to see an actual honest to good witch hunt? Google search 'Valerie Plame Case'.

Want to see something that should actually be investigated completely and send people to prison? Then pay attention to the IRS case, the Benghazi scandal, the Fast and Furious case, and so on and so forth.
 
2013-10-06 12:03:04 AM
Holy shiat, it's even better than that. From the original Slate article:


Almost every civil case that involves the U.S. government has been halted in the New York courts. The ACLU acceded to a delay in a challenge to the Obama drone strikes policy. DOJ sought a stay in a massive case regarding the proposed merger of US Airways and AMR and in the voting-rights lawsuit challenging the Texas voter ID law.

Nevertheless, the oversight committee filed a motion requesting that the suit against Eric Holder go forward, claiming that the "Department's Contingency Plan provides that Department employees may continue to work on matters necessary to the discharge of the President's constitutional duties and powers." In other words, the matter was sufficiently urgent that furloughed DOJ lawyers should be forced to volunteer their services to work on the case without pay.



So the ACLU and DoJ acknowledged that things were bad enough that the issue of DRONE STRIKES and VOTING RIGHTS needed to be stayed, because holy crap, everything is shut down. But Issa feels his personal vendetta is so critical that people need to work for free even though "Absent an appropriation, Department of Justice attorneys and employees are prohibited from working, even on a voluntary basis, except in very limited circumstances, including 'emergencies involving the safety of human life or the protection of property.'"

Uh, Rep. Issa? That means it's AGAINST THE LAW for them to work, unless someone will die if they don't. And your little problems just don't qualify.
 
2013-10-06 12:04:41 AM

randomjsa: Want to see an actual honest to good witch hunt? Google search 'Valerie Plame Case'.

Want to see something that should actually be investigated completely and send people to prison? Then pay attention to the IRS case, the Benghazi scandal, the Fast and Furious case, and so on and so forth.


Scooter Libby is a witch.
 
2013-10-06 12:06:34 AM

randomjsa: Want to see an actual honest to good witch hunt? Google search 'Valerie Plame Case'.


You mean the one where it's documented that Scooter Libby leaked the name of an undercover CIA agent because his boss didn't like the fact that her husband was pointing out the weakness of the yellowcake in Iraq evidence? And that her husband ultimately turned out to be right?

Yeah, real witch hunt, that.
 
2013-10-06 12:09:43 AM

randomjsa: Want to see an actual honest to good witch hunt? Google search 'Valerie Plame Case'.


In a good witch hunt there's an actual witch and they actually catch them.

In the Plame case Cheney got Armstrong and Novak to do most of his dirty work and then told Libby to fall on his own sword for him by guaranteeing a presidential pardon and then got away scot free.

So no, just no.

randomjsa: Want to see something that should actually be investigated completely and send people to prison? Then pay attention to the IRS case, the Benghazi scandal, the Fast and Furious case, and so on and so forth.


The only scandal with Benghazi and the IRS and F&F is how the GOP have tried to conflate non scandals into actual scandals in order to score cheap political points.

What about the arugula scandal, the Greek column scandal or the spicy mustard scandal?

The 200 million dollar a day vacation scandals?

Face it, the GOP have tried to gin up a scandal every time Obama turns around and says/does anything.

At this point even the Boy Who Cried Wolf is rolling his eyes at you guys.
 
2013-10-06 12:12:08 AM

Mrbogey: The US supervising the sale of hundreds of guns to Mexican cartels with no tracking whatsoever is not worthy of investigating...


...because everybody should be able to buy all the guns they want, no restrictions, no questions asked.
 
2013-10-06 12:12:23 AM

randomjsa: Want to see an actual honest to good witch hunt? Google search 'Valerie Plame Case'.


yes there is an example of folks going free who should have been in prison. and i'm not talking about just scooter libby but his boss too. of the many disgraces of the Bush years that one stands out.
 
2013-10-06 12:14:16 AM

quatchi: In a good witch hunt there's an actual witch and they actually catch them.

In the Plame case Cheney got Armstrong and Novak to do most of his dirty work and then told Libby to fall on his own sword for him by guaranteeing a presidential pardon and then got away scot free.

So no, just no.


Except it was Richard Armitage and the investigators knew this nearly from the start but kept looking to see if they could throw some more charges.
 
2013-10-06 12:15:02 AM

randomjsa: Want to see an actual honest to good witch hunt? Google search 'Valerie Plame Case'.

Want to see something that should actually be investigated completely and send people to prison? Then pay attention to the IRS case, the Benghazi scandal, the Fast and Furious case, and so on and so forth.


OK, you've made your pointless threadshiat for the night. You can leave now.
 
2013-10-06 12:15:11 AM
randomjsa: derp
Mrbogey: derp

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2013-10-06 12:15:21 AM

Mrbogey: quatchi: In a good witch hunt there's an actual witch and they actually catch them.

In the Plame case Cheney got Armstrong and Novak to do most of his dirty work and then told Libby to fall on his own sword for him by guaranteeing a presidential pardon and then got away scot free.

So no, just no.

Except it was Richard Armitage and the investigators knew this nearly from the start but kept looking to see if they could throw some more charges.


Really hard for them to "know this from the start" considering that Libby was charged with obstruction of justice...
 
2013-10-06 12:17:28 AM

randomjsa: Want to see an actual honest to good witch hunt? Google search 'Valerie Plame Case'.

Want to see something that should actually be investigated completely and send people to prison? Then pay attention to the IRS case, the Benghazi scandal, the Fast and Furious case, and so on and so forth.


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2013-10-06 12:17:57 AM

randomjsa: Want to see an actual honest to good witch hunt? Google search 'Valerie Plame Case'.

Want to see something that should actually be investigated completely and send people to prison? Then pay attention to the IRS case, the Benghazi scandal, the Fast and Furious case, and so on and so forth.


And it's Deflection Attempt #2.
 
2013-10-06 12:19:20 AM
I have to be honest here... The trolls were able to distract everyone
 
2013-10-06 12:19:30 AM
Another one?

Listen, Republicans.  YOU.  SHUT.  DOWN.  THE.  GOVERNMENT.  That means something.

Don't complain about the effects of it, when you DID it.
 
2013-10-06 12:22:15 AM

Peter von Nostrand: I have to be honest here... The trolls were able to distract everyone


What do you want, we covered the actual topic of this thread already. Issa is a petulant child; we get it.
 
2013-10-06 12:26:14 AM

quatchi: randomjsa: Want to see an actual honest to good witch hunt? Google search 'Valerie Plame Case'.

In a good witch hunt there's an actual witch and they actually catch them.

In the Plame case Cheney got Armstrong and Novak to do most of his dirty work and then told Libby to fall on his own sword for him by guaranteeing a presidential pardon and then got away scot free.

So no, just no.

randomjsa: Want to see something that should actually be investigated completely and send people to prison? Then pay attention to the IRS case, the Benghazi scandal, the Fast and Furious case, and so on and so forth.

The only scandal with Benghazi and the IRS and F&F is how the GOP have tried to conflate non scandals into actual scandals in order to score cheap political points.

What about the arugula scandal, the Greek column scandal or the spicy mustard scandal?

The 200 million dollar a day vacation scandals?

Face it, the GOP have tried to gin up a scandal every time Obama turns around and says/does anything.

At this point even the Boy Who Cried Wolf is rolling his eyes at you guys.


I hear he pisses in the white house!
 
2013-10-06 12:29:14 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Peter von Nostrand: I have to be honest here... The trolls were able to distract everyone

What do you want, we covered the actual topic of this thread already. Issa is a petulant child; we get it.


Want to know how to make tomato cups? They're pretty great for breakfast. You'll impress your girlfriend.
 
2013-10-06 12:29:26 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Really hard for them to "know this from the start" considering that Libby was charged with obstruction of justice...


Because he gave misleading statements. That doesn't mean he effectively obstructed the case. They knew from the start he wasn't being forthcoming. You should read up on the report of who said what to who and the timeline of when it was learned by the investigator. It's not "sexy" but it's not the Cheny-Rove conspiracy theory the Democrats want people to believe.
 
2013-10-06 12:36:20 AM

In other news, entitled snowflake becomes elected official!

 
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