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2017-07-15 10:51:15 PM  
Yup, I'm preordering this.
 
2017-07-15 11:48:23 PM  
I'll buy it. I want to hear what he has to say about the Hillary/Weiner October surprise.
 
2017-07-16 12:53:35 AM  
Sign me up for an autographed copy.
 
2017-07-16 02:40:23 AM  

Girl From The North Country: I'll buy it. I want to hear what he has to say about the Hillary/Weiner October surprise.


This. Did the Russians manipulate him into making the statement that pushed the election over the line?
 
2017-07-16 02:47:00 AM  
I'm cheap.  Let me know what you guys find out.
 
2017-07-16 03:09:34 AM  
Comey.

Dude.

Seriously.

I understand that you're striking while the iron is hot, and on a personal level I don't blame you at all.

However, this is going to directly feed into the right wing narrative that you're just a showboat hungry for attention and will only make Trumpthumpers even more skeptical about you (and therefore anything you have to say about collusion) than they already were.

EVEN IF this book in particular isn't going to focus on the whole Trump/Russia ordeal, that's EXACTLY how it's going to be portrayed.

Way to hold your cards close to your chest for the benefit of the country.

You're really doing us a favor here.
 
2017-07-16 03:10:50 AM  
I'm in! *under $20
 
2017-07-16 03:11:18 AM  

HedlessChickn: Comey.

Dude.

Seriously.

I understand that you're striking while the iron is hot, and on a personal level I don't blame you at all.

However, this is going to directly feed into the right wing narrative that you're just a showboat hungry for attention and will only make Trumpthumpers even more skeptical about you (and therefore anything you have to say about collusion) than they already were.

EVEN IF this book in particular isn't going to focus on the whole Trump/Russia ordeal, that's EXACTLY how it's going to be portrayed.

Way to hold your cards close to your chest for the benefit of the country.

You're really doing us a favor here.


I rarely agree with you, but Smart'd.
 
2017-07-16 03:12:34 AM  

HedlessChickn: However, this is going to directly feed into the right wing narrative that you're just a showboat hungry for attention and will only make Trumpthumpers even more skeptical about you (and therefore anything you have to say about collusion) than they already were.


Yeah, came to post this as well.
 
2017-07-16 03:16:44 AM  
Before Comey got shiatcanned by Trump I gave him a lot of grief for his apparent lack of action, suspecting he was simply looking for his golden parachute. That all changed once he publicly went on record testifying that Trump asked him if he could "see his his way clear" to dropping the whole Russiagate investigation. So I guess he gets to have his cake and eat it too. Nothing wrong with that, IMHO.

/if we get an impeachment vote called for obstruction of justice everybody wins
//seems like it might take a 2018 election shake-up for the impeachment chorus to reach full throat
 
2017-07-16 03:17:39 AM  
A tale of unrequited love?

I guess it'll be more of a pamphlet than a novel since everyone is only going to be interested in the trump meetings. Who wants to read about the time he took the leadership on moving 3 staff from Tulsa to Minneapolis?
 
2017-07-16 03:24:25 AM  

comrade: A tale of unrequited love?

I guess it'll be more of a pamphlet than a novel since everyone is only going to be interested in the trump meetings. Who wants to read about the time he took the leadership on moving 3 staff from Tulsa to Minneapolis?


To be fair, I'd like to see him expound at length on the Ashcroft thing.

Also, I'm sure I'll be picking this up day of release as well.

It pisses me off that he's doing it so early, but it is what it is.

Leishu: I rarely agree with you


I get that a lot.

Cheers!
 
2017-07-16 03:31:23 AM  
I really wish he had waited longer for this.
 
2017-07-16 03:34:10 AM  

Greylight: I really wish he had waited longer for this.


Actually I think this is too early. I think Comey's distractors are jumping on this early.  Let's see how the timing plays out here.
 
2017-07-16 03:41:36 AM  

davidphogan: I'm cheap.  Let me know what you guys find out.


so am I, I will go to library, after I pay my late fines.
 
2017-07-16 04:05:34 AM  
Yeah, he's got hotter irons in the fire that need to be addressed first.  Even if this thing is being purely ghostwritten, it doesn't matter, because the ghostwriter will still take up a lot of his time.

This was a poor decision.
 
2017-07-16 04:08:49 AM  
Yeah his time is at real premium right now. What with that full time job at the FBI
 
2017-07-16 04:42:30 AM  

snowjack: Girl From The North Country: I'll buy it. I want to hear what he has to say about the Hillary/Weiner October surprise.

This. Did the Russians manipulate him into making the statement that pushed the election over the line?


Iirc, Comey said that he was 'tricked ' by fake Intel before he was even fired.

---
I almost don't see the point of this.  Like was said up thread,  this will be used as misinformation,  and there will be no real information that we won't get in the investigation.
What we'll get is an "oops, my bad."
Way too late for that.
 
2017-07-16 04:48:52 AM  
im.ezgif.com
 
2017-07-16 05:02:16 AM  
I just have a hard time criticizing this.

The guy has been in public service forever.  You can say that the Republican Party is fundamentally dishonest, selfish, or whatever, but for better or worse he was at least a sincere public servant.

Then Trump happened.  I don't think he signed up to serve a country this openly racist, this openly unconcerned about Russian meddling, and didn't belong to a Republican Party this open about rejecting any cloak of decency.

If he's going to cash in, hunker down, and ride out the shiatshow, more power to him. He got Mueller appointed.  What more can he do?  If he's doing this to prep to run for office, good.  He can't be worse than the conservatives we've got.

He's not a democrat.  He's not a liberal.  He's probably got some real soul-searching about where conservatives fit in to any decent future for this country.  I think he owes fark all to this country in terms of fretting over optics, continuing to play politics, or continuing to be a good soldier.  You tell me what you'd do if you found out that your decades-long career in public service came to an end by overhearing it on TV?
 
2017-07-16 05:03:40 AM  
Comey is no hero. His only upside is he wasn't hyper-partisan, just a useful idiot for Trump and Putin.
 
2017-07-16 06:04:19 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-07-16 06:09:40 AM  
I'm going to wait and save my money for a copy of the video of the Clintons and the Trumps peeing on each other.
 
2017-07-16 07:09:51 AM  

Befuddled: Comey is no hero. His only upside is he wasn't hyper-partisan, just a useful idiot for Trump and Putin.


I'd say he was a hero that made some mistakes. Like someone mentioned above, I'm real interested in the Ashcroft bedside stand off.
 
2017-07-16 07:34:14 AM  

HedlessChickn: Comey.

Dude.

Seriously.

I understand that you're striking while the iron is hot, and on a personal level I don't blame you at all.

However, this is going to directly feed into the right wing narrative that you're just a showboat hungry for attention and will only make Trumpthumpers even more skeptical about you (and therefore anything you have to say about collusion) than they already were.

EVEN IF this book in particular isn't going to focus on the whole Trump/Russia ordeal, that's EXACTLY how it's going to be portrayed.

Way to hold your cards close to your chest for the benefit of the country.

You're really doing us a favor here.


Comey was the man that was supposed to protect us from Russian Aggression on American Soil.  He did not.  In fact, it's looking that Republicans so knew where he was going to be looking and when that they didn't fear any repercussions for selling America out to hostile foreign interests.

His book will not be addressing that.  Expect it to focus on Hillary's emails and how bad the those nasty Democrats were.  It'll finish with him saying he would have written the Chafettez five times over again.  Being Russia's little cuck biatch is alright so long as nobody holds the FBI accountable for it's partisan abuses of power.

fark you Comey.  You're just angry you got your face eaten.
 
2017-07-16 07:53:16 AM  

Hillbilly Jim: Befuddled: Comey is no hero. His only upside is he wasn't hyper-partisan, just a useful idiot for Trump and Putin.

I'd say he was a hero that made some mistakes. Like someone mentioned above, I'm real interested in the Ashcroft bedside stand off.


The action is even hotter in Ashcroft Bedside Stand Off 2!
 
2017-07-16 08:25:40 AM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: Comey was the man that was supposed to protect us from Russian Aggression on American Soil.  He did not.  In fact, it's looking that Republicans so knew where he was going to be looking and when that they didn't fear any repercussions for selling America out to hostile foreign interests.


Look I know Comey isn't gonna sleep with me for white knighting but here it goes...

 That blame lies at the feet of Mitch McConnell. Obama went to in plenty of time before the election for bipartisan support. Not surprisingly, The Turtle declined and ran away from it. Our Government knew about it. The GOP wanted no part in being part of the solution. The Obama administration erred on the side of caution to the peril of the country.
 
2017-07-16 08:29:31 AM  
Trump is prominently featured in the fibliography.
 
2017-07-16 08:29:31 AM  

HedlessChickn: Comey.

Dude.

Seriously.

I understand that you're striking while the iron is hot, and on a personal level I don't blame you at all.

However, this is going to directly feed into the right wing narrative that you're just a showboat hungry for attention and will only make Trumpthumpers even more skeptical about you (and therefore anything you have to say about collusion) than they already were.

EVEN IF this book in particular isn't going to focus on the whole Trump/Russia ordeal, that's EXACTLY how it's going to be portrayed.


So what?
 
2017-07-16 08:33:35 AM  

Greylight: Greylight: I really wish he had waited longer for this.

Actually I think this is too early. I think Comey's distractors are jumping on this early.  Let's see how the timing plays out here.


Takes a while to write a book, get it verified/edited, and published. Chances are this isn't out until around elections 2018........interesting timing.
 
2017-07-16 08:38:50 AM  
You rang?
 
2017-07-16 08:44:04 AM  

Hillbilly Jim: Befuddled: Comey is no hero. His only upside is he wasn't hyper-partisan, just a useful idiot for Trump and Putin.

I'd say he was a hero that made some mistakes. Like someone mentioned above, I'm real interested in the Ashcroft bedside stand off.


Imo heroes have to take on serious risk or sacrifice for the sake of something perceived as good for others. So Jimmy Carter is a hero for all the time spent helping others. A firefighter is a hero for the life he risks. A wealthy man who donates most of his wealth might even be called a hero.

His early retirement and book deal as a result of whatever good acts you attribute to him hardly support any claim of significant sacrifice on his part. Stop throwing hero around to the point of meaninglessness.

/Or am I missing something regarding his heroism?
 
2017-07-16 08:49:02 AM  

Smackledorfer: Hillbilly Jim: Befuddled: Comey is no hero. His only upside is he wasn't hyper-partisan, just a useful idiot for Trump and Putin.

I'd say he was a hero that made some mistakes. Like someone mentioned above, I'm real interested in the Ashcroft bedside stand off.

Imo heroes have to take on serious risk or sacrifice for the sake of something perceived as good for others. So Jimmy Carter is a hero for all the time spent helping others. A firefighter is a hero for the life he risks. A wealthy man who donates most of his wealth might even be called a hero.

His early retirement and book deal as a result of whatever good acts you attribute to him hardly support any claim of significant sacrifice on his part. Stop throwing hero around to the point of meaninglessness.

/Or am I missing something regarding his heroism?


I would say that his standing up to the Bush admin regarding the illegality of the NSA warrantless wiretapping is heroic. He, Mueller, and John Ashcroft played an important part of Bush backing down but Comey being the acting AG put the plan to stop the wiretapping.
 
2017-07-16 09:02:17 AM  

Hillbilly Jim: Smackledorfer: Hillbilly Jim: Befuddled: Comey is no hero. His only upside is he wasn't hyper-partisan, just a useful idiot for Trump and Putin.

I'd say he was a hero that made some mistakes. Like someone mentioned above, I'm real interested in the Ashcroft bedside stand off.

Imo heroes have to take on serious risk or sacrifice for the sake of something perceived as good for others. So Jimmy Carter is a hero for all the time spent helping others. A firefighter is a hero for the life he risks. A wealthy man who donates most of his wealth might even be called a hero.

His early retirement and book deal as a result of whatever good acts you attribute to him hardly support any claim of significant sacrifice on his part. Stop throwing hero around to the point of meaninglessness.

/Or am I missing something regarding his heroism?

I would say that his standing up to the Bush admin regarding the illegality of the NSA warrantless wiretapping is heroic. He, Mueller, and John Ashcroft played an important part of Bush backing down but Comey being the acting AG put the plan to stop the wiretapping.


I'm not saying he hasn't done good things. I'm saying that without significant sacrifice and/or risk, it isn't heroic. Simply being ethical on its own isn't heroism, unless society has sunk further than I though.

Now, you could argue standing up to bush meets such a sacrifice standard, and I guess I'll have to agree to disagree there.

Worst case he has always been able to walk away with a pension greater than 80% of incomes in this country, and likely some celebrity benefits like this book deal. Hell, the book holds such value he is actually incentivised to do the right thing.
 
2017-07-16 09:31:50 AM  
If it is anything like his testimony I'll take a pass.
 
2017-07-16 10:01:55 AM  
I'm waiting for his next speaking engagement.

img.fark.net
 
2017-07-16 10:27:26 AM  
Looking forward to it.

To those worried about the timing: Comey was fired without warning several years before his term was supposed to end. I suspect he may really need the money.
 
2017-07-16 11:07:20 AM  

Girl From The North Country: I'll buy it. I want to hear what he has to say about the Hillary/Weiner October surprise.


Fark is not your personal erotica site.
 
2017-07-16 12:05:24 PM  

HedlessChickn: comrade: A tale of unrequited love?

I guess it'll be more of a pamphlet than a novel since everyone is only going to be interested in the trump meetings. Who wants to read about the time he took the leadership on moving 3 staff from Tulsa to Minneapolis?

To be fair, I'd like to see him expound at length on the Ashcroft thing.

Also, I'm sure I'll be picking this up day of release as well.

It pisses me off that he's doing it so early, but it is what it is.

Leishu: I rarely agree with you

I get that a lot.

Cheers!


Credit where it's due. :)
 
2017-07-16 02:53:46 PM  
If he goes into detail on why he chose to publicly hand-deliver a memo to the GOP on a nothingburger Clinton investigation with the intent of sinking her campaign, I might be motivated to illegally download the book at some point. Otherwise I don't really give a shiat.
 
2017-07-16 03:08:09 PM  

snowjack: Girl From The North Country: I'll buy it. I want to hear what he has to say about the Hillary/Weiner October surprise.

This. Did the Russians manipulate him into making the statement that pushed the election over the line?


Did the Russians push the Republican members of congress into blabbing about it, you mean?

He told them because he had to. They blabbed because PARTY BEFORE COUNTRY. VICTORY BEFORE PARTY.
 
2017-07-16 03:21:38 PM  

Smackledorfer: Hillbilly Jim: Smackledorfer: Hillbilly Jim: Befuddled: Comey is no hero. His only upside is he wasn't hyper-partisan, just a useful idiot for Trump and Putin.

I'd say he was a hero that made some mistakes. Like someone mentioned above, I'm real interested in the Ashcroft bedside stand off.

Imo heroes have to take on serious risk or sacrifice for the sake of something perceived as good for others. So Jimmy Carter is a hero for all the time spent helping others. A firefighter is a hero for the life he risks. A wealthy man who donates most of his wealth might even be called a hero.

His early retirement and book deal as a result of whatever good acts you attribute to him hardly support any claim of significant sacrifice on his part. Stop throwing hero around to the point of meaninglessness.

/Or am I missing something regarding his heroism?

I would say that his standing up to the Bush admin regarding the illegality of the NSA warrantless wiretapping is heroic. He, Mueller, and John Ashcroft played an important part of Bush backing down but Comey being the acting AG put the plan to stop the wiretapping.

I'm not saying he hasn't done good things. I'm saying that without significant sacrifice and/or risk, it isn't heroic. Simply being ethical on its own isn't heroism, unless society has sunk further than I though.

Now, you could argue standing up to bush meets such a sacrifice standard, and I guess I'll have to agree to disagree there.

Worst case he has always been able to walk away with a pension greater than 80% of incomes in this country, and likely some celebrity benefits like this book deal. Hell, the book holds such value he is actually incentivised to do the right thing.


Society has sunk further than you thought.

And the Republicans, led by Mitch McConnel, are largely to blame.
 
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