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(The Hill)   Trump hires Ty Cobb. Cool Papa Bell reportedly inconsolable   ( thehill.com) divider line
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2017-07-14 12:54:00 PM  
Is he descended from racist asshole Ty Cobb of baseball fame?
 
2017-07-14 01:07:43 PM  
Trail balloons and sloppy crisis response, deploy!
 
2017-07-14 01:23:37 PM  
Three Finger Vaughn was unavailable?
 
2017-07-14 01:29:29 PM  

FreeBirdInTheHand: Is he descended from racist asshole Ty Cobb of baseball fame?


yes
 
2017-07-14 02:11:47 PM  
A good lawyer will tell Trump to stop tweeting.

A great lawyer will stop Trump from tweeting.
 
2017-07-14 02:16:32 PM  

Hobodeluxe: FreeBirdInTheHand: Is he descended from racist asshole Ty Cobb of baseball fame?

yes


Well. Like cleaves to like, I guess.
 
2017-07-14 02:17:18 PM  
Trump hasn't been charged with anything. If his own lawyer witnesses treason, does he have a duty to report it?
 
2017-07-14 02:17:26 PM  
media2.giphy.com
 
2017-07-14 02:18:10 PM  
Ty Cobb Soundgarden Lyrics
Youtube 3eYt7SsGYMM


 Sick in the head sick in the mouth
can't hear a word you say
Not a bit, and I don't give a shiat
I got the glass, I got the steel, I got everything
All I need is your head on a stake

Sounds legit
 
2017-07-14 02:18:45 PM  

Hobodeluxe: FreeBirdInTheHand: Is he descended from racist asshole Ty Cobb of baseball fame?

yes


Seriously?! I'm positive they're actively trying to appear as despicable as possible now.
 
2017-07-14 02:18:52 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: A good lawyer will tell Trump to stop tweeting.

A great lawyer will stop Trump from tweeting.


A self-aware lawyer would run like hell from all of this.
 
2017-07-14 02:19:12 PM  
Is it just me or does this administration seem to be hiring a shiatload of personal lawyers?
 
2017-07-14 02:20:36 PM  
Don Jr is hiring John Rocker.  Eric planned ahead and has the ghost of Marge Schott on retainer.
 
2017-07-14 02:20:40 PM  

Pincy: Is it just me or does this administration seem to be hiring a shiatload of personal lawyers?


Look at all the jobs they are creating!
 
2017-07-14 02:20:49 PM  
I would have gone with Rollie Fingers. A solid relief pitcher and mustache that exudes confidence.
 
2017-07-14 02:22:41 PM  
Hysterical. Cobb is a partner at Hogan Lovells, the same firm who represents the plaintiffs in the lawsuit out of Hawaii challenging the travel ban. Trump is a defendant in that case.
 
2017-07-14 02:22:45 PM  
What, Roger Clemens was busy shouting at a brown person when you called?
 
2017-07-14 02:23:14 PM  
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So pleased his namesake will be able to defend a racist asshole.
 
2017-07-14 02:25:20 PM  
I hope tax payers aren't paying for the lawyer hired to respond to questions arising from events that happened before Trump was elected.  His campaign was not a government function.  Tax payers shouldn't have to pay to defend the acts of Trump's private organization.
 
2017-07-14 02:25:33 PM  

Cork on Fork: Hysterical. Cobb is a partner at Hogan Lovells, the same firm who represents the plaintiffs in the lawsuit out of Hawaii challenging the travel ban. Trump is a defendant in that case.


I'm sure their firm as a Chinese Mexican Wall for such occasions.
 
2017-07-14 02:26:08 PM  

dletter: Three Finger Vaughn  Brown was unavailable?


FTFY.
 
2017-07-14 02:27:05 PM  

foo monkey: Cork on Fork: Hysterical. Cobb is a partner at Hogan Lovells, the same firm who represents the plaintiffs in the lawsuit out of Hawaii challenging the travel ban. Trump is a defendant in that case.

I'm sure their firm as a Chinese Mexican Wall for such occasions.


They probably also have 60 pound bags of cocaine to throw over that wall.
 
2017-07-14 02:29:55 PM  

FreeBirdInTheHand: Is he descended from racist asshole Ty Cobb of baseball fame?


A lot of Ty Cobb's reputation as a racist is derived from Al Stump's now largely discredited biography. From the wikis:

Cobb told the Sporting News in 1952 that "the Negro should be accepted and not grudgingly but wholeheartedly." In 1953, black newspapers cited his praise for Brooklyn Dodgers' catcher Roy Campanella, who Cobb said was "among the all-time best catchers" in baseball. Following Campanella's accident that left him paralyzed, the Dodgers staged a tribute game where tens of thousands of spectators silently held lit matches above their heads. Cobb wrote the Dodgers owner to show appreciation "for what you did for this fine man." Cobb also stated that Willie Mays was the "only player I'd pay money to see." In the obituaries that ran in the black press following Cobb's death, he was praised for "[speaking] in favor of racial freedom in baseball."

So really, it's unfair to violent baseball legend Ty Cobb to compare him somehow to the disgusting Trump Administration.
 
2017-07-14 02:30:16 PM  
FWIW, the biographies stating that Ty Cobb the baseball player was a racist have been discredited. Turns out the authors had personal grudges against Cobb and there's no evidence that Cobb had a problem with other races. In fact, there's ample documentation to the opposite.

He was, however, a violent asshole with a bad temper.
 
2017-07-14 02:30:37 PM  

foo monkey: Cork on Fork: Hysterical. Cobb is a partner at Hogan Lovells, the same firm who represents the plaintiffs in the lawsuit out of Hawaii challenging the travel ban. Trump is a defendant in that case.

I'm sure their firm as a Chinese Mexican Wall for such occasions.


I'm sure they do. I just fund it amusing that the firm is making money arguing for and against Trump at the same time. He really is a lawyer's dream.
 
2017-07-14 02:30:52 PM  
*find
 
2017-07-14 02:31:18 PM  
Why isn't this in the sports tab?
 
2017-07-14 02:33:39 PM  

FreeBirdInTheHand: Is he descended from racist asshole Ty Cobb of baseball fame?


Cobb wasn't a monster. He was a victim of a hatchet job by a conman who besmirched his name after death and sold a ton of fraudulent merchandise with his name on it.
https://calltothepen.com/2017/02/26/the-truth-about-ty-cobb/
 
2017-07-14 02:35:09 PM  
Cool Papa Bell can still be back in bed before the lights go out.
 
2017-07-14 02:36:51 PM  
Who better than a Cobb to deal with Trump's word salads?
 
2017-07-14 02:37:27 PM  
Cobb will oversee legal and media responses from the White House on the investigation. A number of White House officials have weighed in on the issue, including Trump.

A single day on the job, and already he's made at least one provably false statement.
Okay, not 100% proven, but if he thinks he can oversee Trump's morning constitutional shiatweeting, then he's too stupid to have passed the bar.
 
2017-07-14 02:41:29 PM  
At least it wasn't Rogers Hornsby. Great hitter but he made Cobb look like a backer of the NAACP.
 
2017-07-14 02:41:49 PM  
What kind of asshole names their kid after Ty Cobb?
 
2017-07-14 02:44:54 PM  
Is he a zombie?
 
2017-07-14 02:47:41 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: What kind of asshole names their kid after Ty Cobb?


The kind of asshole that knows their history well enough to know that the ball player was victim of an overwhelmingly effective hatchet job?
 
2017-07-14 02:48:08 PM  
And the taxpayers should be paying Trump's lawyer because...?
 
2017-07-14 02:50:16 PM  

HedlessChickn: Markoff_Cheney: What kind of asshole names their kid after Ty Cobb?

The kind of asshole that knows their history well enough to know that the ball player was victim of an overwhelmingly effective hatchet job?


Why do racists whine about being labeled racists?

If you know your behavior is shameful, why not change?
 
2017-07-14 02:51:27 PM  

jaytkay: HedlessChickn: Markoff_Cheney: What kind of asshole names their kid after Ty Cobb?

The kind of asshole that knows their history well enough to know that the ball player was victim of an overwhelmingly effective hatchet job?

Why do racists whine about being labeled racists?

If you know your behavior is shameful, why not change?


WUT?
 
2017-07-14 02:52:26 PM  

FreeBirdInTheHand: Is he descended from racist asshole Ty Cobb of baseball fame?


Never read a biography, have you?
 
2017-07-14 02:52:33 PM  

Pincy: Is it just me or does this administration seem to be hiring a shiatload of personal lawyers?


Muta: I hope tax payers aren't paying for the lawyer hired to respond to questions arising from events that happened before Trump was elected.  His campaign was not a government function.  Tax payers shouldn't have to pay to defend the acts of Trump's private organization.


FTFA: The lawyer will be the top authority in the White House on matters pertaining to the investigation, according to a Bloomberg report, and will work with Trump's outside legal team, led by Marc Kasowitz.

Cobb will be a lawyer for the White House (paid by the White House) not a personal lawyer. Though I recall the Trumpers are trying to get the RNC to pay for their personal lawyers.

I would like to see a count of all the inside and outside lawers, current and ex. This should also include such as
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/338139-trumps-personal-law​y​er-hires-attorney-report
Trump's personal lawyer hires attorney: report
President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has hired his own attorney as the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference progresses, NBC News reported Friday.

Cohen has hired Washington, D.C., attorney Stephen M. Ryan, according to NBC's Katy Tur.


Trump - a major job creator for lawyers.
 
2017-07-14 02:53:52 PM  
The media is so cleverly leading with: Ty Cobb to go to bat for Trump.

Har, har, guffaw, guffaw.
 
2017-07-14 02:55:18 PM  
Assemble your team, Mr. Cobb.
 
2017-07-14 02:59:03 PM  

Cork on Fork: Hysterical. Cobb is a partner at Hogan Lovells, the same firm who represents the plaintiffs in the lawsuit out of Hawaii challenging the travel ban.


As am I. But I will say no more. Except that we have many great mustaches in our firm, and Cobb's is as good as any.
 
2017-07-14 03:00:27 PM  

LL316: FreeBirdInTheHand: Is he descended from racist asshole Ty Cobb of baseball fame?

Never read a biography, have you?


His salad is delicious, and that's all I need to know.
 
2017-07-14 03:02:03 PM  

foo monkey: Cork on Fork: Hysterical. Cobb is a partner at Hogan Lovells, the same firm who represents the plaintiffs in the lawsuit out of Hawaii challenging the travel ban. Trump is a defendant in that case.

I'm sure their firm as a Chinese Mexican Wall for such occasions.


Cobb is leaving the firm.
 
2017-07-14 03:02:04 PM  
Good afternoon subby.  During Cobb's playing years, he was most often compared to Spottswood, or Spottsford, Poles, who was called "the Black Ty Cobb."

http://coe.k-state.edu/annex/nlbemuseum/history/players/poles.html

John Henry Lloyd, a contemporary, was called "the Black Honus Wagner."
 
2017-07-14 03:04:07 PM  
c.o0bg.com
"WTF am I doing?"
 
2017-07-14 03:06:20 PM  

dletter: Three Finger Vaughn was unavailable?


Don't know about that, but I do have one spare finger to give the jerkass!

 /repping Trump is no way to raise one's batting average, either

Markoff_Cheney: What kind of asshole names their kid after Ty Cobb?


His descendants, apparently.  DRTFT?
It's okay, you are farkied green and there to stay.

/under: "Weed is the only thing keeping me from alcohol poisoning."
//which probably explains things, as well as says a bit too much about us both
///it's hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh noon
 
2017-07-14 03:07:26 PM  
How many lawyers does he have now?
He has this guy, the lawyer that told a critic "Watch your back biatch", and the lawyer that had to get a lawyer.
 
2017-07-14 03:09:09 PM  

FreeBirdInTheHand: Is he descended from racist asshole Ty Cobb of baseball fame?


Ty Cobb was a terrible person, a violent asshole with a short temper, but the racism thing was made up by a guy who was trying to make a buck. Cobb was actually really progressive on racial issues and was pro-integration. He also was a huge fan of Roy Campanella.

So he was a lot of bad things, but racist is not one of them
 
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