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2017-06-17 01:19:14 AM  
Is he farking senile or something?
 
2017-06-17 01:26:10 AM  

Mugato: Is he farking senile or something?


Not at all, he's the same lying, hypocritical, scumbag he's always been.  When he was leading the charge to impeach Bill Clinton for getting a beej, Calista Gingrich was giving him hummers in the Capitol parking lot, but she wasn't Mrs. Gingrich at the time.
 
2017-06-17 01:34:38 AM  

stan unusual: Mugato: Is he farking senile or something?

Not at all, he's the same lying, hypocritical, scumbag he's always been.  When he was leading the charge to impeach Bill Clinton for getting a beej, Calista Gingrich was giving him hummers in the Capitol parking lot, but she wasn't Mrs. Gingrich at the time.


I know but at least try to have some memory of your previous statements when you're making your current ones, even if they're all bullshiat.

It's like a movie script. There's suspension of disbelief that you expect from the audience but you have to give them continuity. Trump has the same thing. It's like there are different people writing his script, sometimes in the same speech. Sometimes in the same sentence.
 
2017-06-17 01:41:15 AM  
Are newtie and hannity doing each other? Just wondering?
 
2017-06-17 01:50:34 AM  

Mugato: stan unusual: Mugato: Is he farking senile or something?

Not at all, he's the same lying, hypocritical, scumbag he's always been.  When he was leading the charge to impeach Bill Clinton for getting a beej, Calista Gingrich was giving him hummers in the Capitol parking lot, but she wasn't Mrs. Gingrich at the time.

I know but at least try to have some memory of your previous statements when you're making your current ones, even if they're all bullshiat.

It's like a movie script. There's suspension of disbelief that you expect from the audience but you have to give them continuity. Trump has the same thing. It's like there are different people writing his script, sometimes in the same speech. Sometimes in the same sentence.


Well, Fox News and the gaggle of dipshiats on right-wing radio will never mention what happened with Bill and that Newt is a lying hypocrite. For people in the bubble that stuff goes right down the memory hole.
 
2017-06-17 01:51:50 AM  

stan unusual: Mugato: Is he farking senile or something?

Not at all, he's the same lying, hypocritical, scumbag he's always been.  When he was leading the charge to impeach Bill Clinton for getting a beej, Calista Gingrich was giving him hummers in the Capitol parking lot, but she wasn't Mrs. Gingrich at the time.


what's interesting is that the GOP just got a very pointed reminder that while yes, they certainly can choose to ignore the laws that govern this nation, they *will* pay a very personal and bloody price for doing so.

americans will put up with a lot of bullshiat....until we don't.  the GOP is very close to crossing a line that they won't be able to come back from.....lets hope they follow the law.  I don't want to live in the country that will be the end result of the GOP flaunting our rules and shredding the social contract.
 
2017-06-17 02:28:24 AM  
"The left right now is engaged in the Salem witchcraft process of, 'We know somebody's evil, we know somebody's bad. I wonder who we should burn at the stake? Maybe it's you, whoever you are,'" Gingrich said. He encouraged the audience to read Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," saying "that's the mentality of the left right now."

Arthur Miller must be rolling in his grave...

The Crucible is a 1953 play by American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692/93. Miller wrote the play as an allegory for McCarthyism, when the United States government ostracized people for being communists.[1] Miller himself was questioned by the House of Representatives' Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956 and convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to identify others present at meetings he had attended.
 
2017-06-17 02:54:56 AM  

Mugato: I know but at least try to have some memory of your previous statements when you're making your current ones, even if they're all bullshiat.

It's like a movie script. There's suspension of disbelief that you expect from the audience but you have to give them continuity. Trump has the same thing. It's like there are different people writing his script, sometimes in the same speech. Sometimes in the same sentence.


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2017-06-17 03:34:05 AM  

Weaver95: stan unusual: Mugato: Is he farking senile or something?

Not at all, he's the same lying, hypocritical, scumbag he's always been.  When he was leading the charge to impeach Bill Clinton for getting a beej, Calista Gingrich was giving him hummers in the Capitol parking lot, but she wasn't Mrs. Gingrich at the time.

what's interesting is that the GOP just got a very pointed reminder that while yes, they certainly can choose to ignore the laws that govern this nation, they *will* pay a very personal and bloody price for doing so.

americans will put up with a lot of bullshiat....until we don't.  the GOP is very close to crossing a line that they won't be able to come back from.....lets hope they follow the law.  I don't want to live in the country that will be the end result of the GOP flaunting our rules and shredding the social contract.


Nice pelvis you've got there. It'd be a shame if something happened it it.
 
2017-06-17 06:37:03 AM  
United States v. Nixon says otherwise, but hey, I'm not in the business of selling news with sensationalized nonsense from a festering scrotum of puss.
 
2017-06-17 06:37:29 AM  

Mugato: stan unusual: Mugato: Is he farking senile or something?

Not at all, he's the same lying, hypocritical, scumbag he's always been.  When he was leading the charge to impeach Bill Clinton for getting a beej, Calista Gingrich was giving him hummers in the Capitol parking lot, but she wasn't Mrs. Gingrich at the time.

I know but at least try to have some memory of your previous statements when you're making your current ones, even if they're all bullshiat.

It's like a movie script. There's suspension of disbelief that you expect from the audience but you have to give them continuity. Trump has the same thing. It's like there are different people writing his script, sometimes in the same speech. Sometimes in the same sentence.


We've strayed into Fast And The Furious where tanks can go at highway speed and underwater subs can catch up,with cars and tracked vehicles going 90MPH on ice.
 
2017-06-17 06:40:36 AM  
Asshole.
Yes, definitely an asshole.
All of them are assholes.
That's a lot of asshole.
 
2017-06-17 06:42:27 AM  
Fark Newt Gingrich. I say it every morning as I get out of bed. I sit up, dangle my legs over the edge of the mattress and rub my eyes, and then mumble, "Fark Newt Gingrich", and go about my day.

I can now go about my day.
 
2017-06-17 06:43:00 AM  
So Newt, who used obstruction of justice as an article of impeachment for Clinton back when a bunch of GOP serial philanderers made a BFD about a Beej, is now claiming that a president cannot obstruct justice?

Well, that's farking ridiculous.

See also: Par for this crazy course.
 
2017-06-17 06:43:12 AM  
Why is Newt Gingrich still a thing? Actually, why is he a thing at all? What has he actually done to gain the respect and admiration of his peers? Who looks at this guy and doesn't automatically see a bloated, sociopathic ball of hypocrisy?

Don't answer that question, I already know. But still. . . why?!
 
2017-06-17 06:45:18 AM  

Weaver95: stan unusual: Mugato: Is he farking senile or something?

Not at all, he's the same lying, hypocritical, scumbag he's always been.  When he was leading the charge to impeach Bill Clinton for getting a beej, Calista Gingrich was giving him hummers in the Capitol parking lot, but she wasn't Mrs. Gingrich at the time.

what's interesting is that the GOP just got a very pointed reminder that while yes, they certainly can choose to ignore the laws that govern this nation, they *will* pay a very personal and bloody price for doing so.

americans will put up with a lot of bullshiat....until we don't.  the GOP is very close to crossing a line that they won't be able to come back from.....lets hope they follow the law.  I don't want to live in the country that will be the end result of the GOP flaunting our rules and shredding the social contract.


what I am really worried about is if they do this amazingly stupid thing such as repealing Obamacare and gutting Medicaid, there will be 48 more million extremely angry and desperate people that will not HESITATE to blow the GOP away.

Do not push people onto the thin ice. You don't corner a desperate person. You won't like the result.
 
2017-06-17 06:46:00 AM  

MattytheMouse: Why is Newt Gingrich still a thing? Actually, why is he a thing at all? What has he actually done to gain the respect and admiration of his peers? Who looks at this guy and doesn't automatically see a bloated, sociopathic ball of hypocrisy?

Don't answer that question, I already know. But still. . . why?!


everybody wants to see the two headed calf. It's just part of the entire freak show that the GOP has become.
 
2017-06-17 06:46:15 AM  

Astorix: Weaver95: stan unusual: Mugato: Is he farking senile or something?

Not at all, he's the same lying, hypocritical, scumbag he's always been.  When he was leading the charge to impeach Bill Clinton for getting a beej, Calista Gingrich was giving him hummers in the Capitol parking lot, but she wasn't Mrs. Gingrich at the time.

what's interesting is that the GOP just got a very pointed reminder that while yes, they certainly can choose to ignore the laws that govern this nation, they *will* pay a very personal and bloody price for doing so.

americans will put up with a lot of bullshiat....until we don't.  the GOP is very close to crossing a line that they won't be able to come back from.....lets hope they follow the law.  I don't want to live in the country that will be the end result of the GOP flaunting our rules and shredding the social contract.

what I am really worried about is if they do this amazingly stupid thing such as repealing Obamacare and gutting Medicaid, there will be 48 more million extremely angry and desperate people that will not HESITATE to blow the GOP away.

Do not push people onto the thin ice. You don't corner a desperate person. You won't like the result.


Now top that off with a government shutdown in September, and you're looking at a party!
 
2017-06-17 06:47:34 AM  

Mugato: I know but at least try to have some memory of your previous statements when you're making your current ones, even if they're all bullshiat.


That's a good idea if you actually gave a shiat about delivering your message outside of your bubble.
 
2017-06-17 06:47:55 AM  
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2017-06-17 06:48:13 AM  
I didn't care about his opinion back when I was a teenager and i don't care now.  Go fark yourself you fat piece of shiat.
 
2017-06-17 06:49:36 AM  
As the saying goes, he's a stupid man's idea of what a smart man looks like.
 
2017-06-17 06:52:40 AM  
In other words..He continues to live by the axiom, " It's not ok when you do it.", and "Equal Justice under the law.", was just a suggestion.
 
2017-06-17 06:52:54 AM  
 I'm also curious as to how his current wife becomes an ambassador to the Vatican since I assume what with all his divorces she's technically farking a married guy and therefore a harlot who will burn in hell for all eternity.
 
2017-06-17 06:55:19 AM  
He really seems intent on dying on Trump hill. Im still trying to figure out why so many career politicians are doing that, rather mind boggling. Newt I can understand since he is already disgraced and not in office, but some of them with years of service will have the Trump stink on them forever.
 
2017-06-17 06:57:55 AM  
He is as balls deep in the Russian shiat as the rest of em. Or he is just really really dumb.
 
2017-06-17 06:58:04 AM  
I like their argument: You can't try a sitting president for crimes unless he is impeached, you can't impeach a sitting (Republican) president unless he is convicted of crimes. Donald is above the law.

Under this theory Trump could go full Game of Thrones and there would be no recourse.
 
2017-06-17 06:58:53 AM  

TheWhiskyIdiot: Fark Newt Gingrich. I say it every morning as I get out of bed. I sit up, dangle my legs over the edge of the mattress and rub my eyes, and then mumble, "Fark Newt Gingrich", and go about my day.

I can now go about my day.


Callista? I never would have pegged you as a farker!
 
2017-06-17 06:59:45 AM  

orangehat: I'm also curious as to how his current wife becomes an ambassador to the Vatican since I assume what with all his divorces she's technically farking a married guy and therefore a harlot who will burn in hell for all eternity.


That is consistent with the level of qualification that anyone in this Administration has for the post to which they've been appointed...
 
2017-06-17 07:03:39 AM  

Markoff_Cheney: He is as balls deep in the Russian shiat as the rest of em. Or he is just really really dumb.


 The funny thing is it isn't his balls that are deep.  They're just swinging back and forth while Put In puts it in.
 
2017-06-17 07:06:01 AM  

firesign: orangehat: I'm also curious as to how his current wife becomes an ambassador to the Vatican since I assume what with all his divorces she's technically farking a married guy and therefore a harlot who will burn in hell for all eternity.

That is consistent with the level of qualification that anyone in this Administration has for the post to which they've been appointed...


 It's par for the course.  Find the most unqualified person for the job and give them the job.  And then write par on the scorecard since no one can dispute the score Trump got on his own golf course.
 
2017-06-17 07:12:43 AM  
Gingrich needs to just go away.  He hasn't had an actual gov. position since he resigned Georgia's 6th congressional district in 1999.  But he still pretends that he is some Republican grand wizard and for some reason play along with it.  Hell, he even tried to write a number of Trump's executive orders.
 
2017-06-17 07:13:26 AM  
Witch hunt, eh. 
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Then let's do this with Trump. And Gnute.
 
2017-06-17 07:15:14 AM  
I wonder sometimes what US politics would look like today if old newty had been stillborn.
 
2017-06-17 07:21:08 AM  
Newt only knows how to violate ethics rules and losing his job as the result.


/and Clinton was acquitted, hahaha
 
2017-06-17 07:22:06 AM  

quatchi: So Newt, who used obstruction of justice as an article of impeachment for Clinton back when a bunch of GOP serial philanderers made a BFD about a Beej, is now claiming that a president cannot obstruct justice?

Well, that's farking ridiculous.

See also: Par for this crazy course.


No what he is saying is a President can avoid being charged with Obstruction as long as he can continue to fire investigators and has congress on its side. Clinton did not control congress at the time. All technically true, but it ignores the fact that the voting populous isn't going to put up with this shot for very long and might vote out the entire lot of them for their collusion.
 
2017-06-17 07:25:59 AM  

HighOnCraic: "The left right now is engaged in the Salem witchcraft process of, 'We know somebody's evil, we know somebody's bad. I wonder who we should burn at the stake? Maybe it's you, whoever you are,'" Gingrich said. He encouraged the audience to read Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," saying "that's the mentality of the left right now."

Arthur Miller must be rolling in his grave...

The Crucible is a 1953 play by American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692/93. Miller wrote the play as an allegory for McCarthyism, when the United States government ostracized people for being communists.[1] Miller himself was questioned by the House of Representatives' Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956 and convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to identify others present at meetings he had attended.


So much this.
 
2017-06-17 07:27:05 AM  

HighOnCraic: "The left right now is engaged in the Salem witchcraft process of, 'We know somebody's evil, we know somebody's bad. I wonder who we should burn at the stake? Maybe it's you, whoever you are,'" Gingrich said. He encouraged the audience to read Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," saying "that's the mentality of the left right now."

Arthur Miller must be rolling in his grave...

The Crucible is a 1953 play by American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692/93. Miller wrote the play as an allegory for McCarthyism, when the United States government ostracized people for being communists.[1] Miller himself was questioned by the House of Representatives' Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956 and convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to identify others present at meetings he had attended.


And "Salem witchcraft process"?
I'm pretty sure it wasn't the ones accused of witchcraft doing all the executing.
 
2017-06-17 07:28:02 AM  

Ivo Shandor: Mugato: I know but at least try to have some memory of your previous statements when you're making your current ones, even if they're all bullshiat.

It's like a movie script. There's suspension of disbelief that you expect from the audience but you have to give them continuity. Trump has the same thing. It's like there are different people writing his script, sometimes in the same speech. Sometimes in the same sentence.

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Too bad this schmuck doesn't play baseball.
 
2017-06-17 07:33:26 AM  

Mugato: stan unusual: Mugato: Is he farking senile or something?

Not at all, he's the same lying, hypocritical, scumbag he's always been.  When he was leading the charge to impeach Bill Clinton for getting a beej, Calista Gingrich was giving him hummers in the Capitol parking lot, but she wasn't Mrs. Gingrich at the time.

I know but at least try to have some memory of your previous statements when you're making your current ones, even if they're all bullshiat.

It's like a movie script. There's suspension of disbelief that you expect from the audience but you have to give them continuity. Trump has the same thing. It's like there are different people writing his script, sometimes in the same speech. Sometimes in the same sentence.


Hypocrisy and inconsistency doesn't matter to the GOP for at least three reasons:

1. The GOP only cares about its base b/c of primary challenges or b/c that's where the gravy train is (if you're a "media personality"). Therefore, that's who they are always trying to appeal to.

2. Their base feeds mostly on a media diet that never points out these sorts of obvious hypocrisies.

3. Even if they did, most of the base feeds on a tribal mentality. They don't care what you do but rather who you are. Therefore, to them, it is self-evidently true that "only Democrats can obstruct justice." By the very fact they are Democrats, they are clearly doing SOMETHING wrong and/or illegal. It's also self-evidently true that a Republican politician can do no wrong b/c even if they DO do something apparently wrong, it was done in defense of "real Americans" against the leaches, commies, etc. Therefore, in the end, it was right.

#3 shows why right-wingers are a grifter's dream come true.

#1 does give some hope b/c the base, at the end of the day, is rather small. At some point, if the GOP keeps pushing, maybe the independents and apathetic will finally get their heads out of their collective asses and vote against these douchebags.
 
2017-06-17 07:42:52 AM  
Right is right and Left is wrong.  That's why the Right is called the Right.  Study it out.
 
2017-06-17 07:46:08 AM  

Mugato: stan unusual: Mugato: Is he farking senile or something?

Not at all, he's the same lying, hypocritical, scumbag he's always been.  When he was leading the charge to impeach Bill Clinton for getting a beej, Calista Gingrich was giving him hummers in the Capitol parking lot, but she wasn't Mrs. Gingrich at the time.

I know but at least try to have some memory of your previous statements when you're making your current ones, even if they're all bullshiat.

It's like a movie script. There's suspension of disbelief that you expect from the audience but you have to give them continuity. Trump has the same thing. It's like there are different people writing his script, sometimes in the same speech. Sometimes in the same sentence.


 Blade 2 drove me nuts when they went into the sewers without their full anti-light suits with masks to blow up the light grenades (they could have easily solved this by wearing them and getting clothing ripped in fight scenes). I could rant about it, and I do, but I am not the audience. The audience they were after listened to my complaints and said, "I don't get it".

Newt's audience doesn't require the level of accuracy you are calling for.
 
2017-06-17 07:47:39 AM  
If it weren't for the fact that Cheeto von Combover is in the WH, Gingrich would have remained a has-been forgotten pioneer of the modern scorched-Earth conservative "movement."  His schtick has always been, "The other side is truly horrible in every way, our side is the party of goodness."  That's the only message he has ever pushed, on anything.

He had his day, it's over, and there are lots of other creepy little lizards who want their turn at the top of the pile.  They will never concede to granting him a shred of power again.

Once Cheeto is gone, he will sink back into the swamp of oblivion forever.  Nobody wants to deal with him.  Cheeto does only because he's so toxic to rank and file conservatives, he'll take any mouthpiece he can get, even a noxious little toad like Gingrich.

It's OK to ignore him.  He'll be gone soon.
 
2017-06-17 07:49:16 AM  

KodosZardoz: HighOnCraic: "The left right now is engaged in the Salem witchcraft process of, 'We know somebody's evil, we know somebody's bad. I wonder who we should burn at the stake? Maybe it's you, whoever you are,'" Gingrich said. He encouraged the audience to read Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," saying "that's the mentality of the left right now."

Arthur Miller must be rolling in his grave...

The Crucible is a 1953 play by American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692/93. Miller wrote the play as an allegory for McCarthyism, when the United States government ostracized people for being communists.[1] Miller himself was questioned by the House of Representatives' Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956 and convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to identify others present at meetings he had attended.

And "Salem witchcraft process"?
I'm pretty sure it wasn't the ones accused of witchcraft doing all the executing.


It's like he's doing a report on a play he hasn't read, and he figures his audience isn't familiar with it.
 
2017-06-17 07:54:03 AM  
This sack of sh*t makes the devil himself look good in comparison and further proof the karma does not truly exist.

/ on my list of graves to piss on
 
2017-06-17 08:09:21 AM  

Circusdog320: Are newtie and hannity doing each other? Just wondering?


 Now Fark needs a gross vote button.
 
2017-06-17 08:11:47 AM  

berylman: Gingrich needs to just go away.  He hasn't had an actual gov. position since he resigned Georgia's 6th congressional district in 1999.


This is why he does this. He knows that what he says doesn't make any sense and he just doesn't care. He's in it for the grift. And the more the population is polarized the more money he makes. He doesn't need to worry about getting elected or be held accountable for anything. In fact, having the Republicans be the opposition party is the more profitable option for him.
 
2017-06-17 08:16:18 AM  
It will be a good day when he and the old time cancer sores on our democracy are finally dead.
 
2017-06-17 08:18:10 AM  

Circusdog320: Are newtie and hannity doing each other? Just wondering?


Dear sweet Jesus I hate you for that image.
 
2017-06-17 08:19:08 AM  
Article 1 Section 3:

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.

The President can absolutely commit crimes, he just can't be tried for them while in office. Once impeached and removed from office for said crimes, however, that protection disappears, and it disappears retroactively. It's right frigging them in the text. Once impeached, previous crimes are open season. If the Framers conceived of matters in the way Gingrich is saying in this interview(and as our aristos have consistently interpreted it in office and in the courts), then this clause would not be in the Constitution.
 
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