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2020-06-17 5:56:01 PM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: I'm silk screening "I'd Rather Be CPC Than A Democrat!" shirts as we speak.  Going to make a fortune!


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2020-06-17 5:56:06 PM  

orangewhippey: Lumbar Puncture: Hey and just think, this is only the stuff Bolton knew about.

I laughed and got scared at the same time.


Me too. And it's lasted three and a half years.
 
2020-06-17 5:58:52 PM  

penetrating_virga: Ah. I see the coup has a new fantasy to get behind. This'll work MUCH better than the stories of a pee-pee tape.


Is Bolton a coup plotter?  Along with the CIA, FBI, military, State Department, Mitt Romney, Fauci, Green Shirt Guy, most Americans... it's getting a little unwieldy over here on the coup side.  Next thing, the coup will be demanding the vote!  How rotten for Daphne... come to think of it, how rotten for you.
/why do I feed the troll?
 
2020-06-17 5:59:11 PM  

extroverted_suicide: wademh: Looks like I picked a good day to keep drinking tequila for over 24 hours straight. Regretfully, at some point the bottle will probably be empty and I will still be mostly alive.

You could chase it with some pills.

/please don't actually chase it with pills.


Username checkout?
 
2020-06-17 5:59:26 PM  

Screaming Candle: How the fark is the game they are playing with not letting this book come out NOT be censorship?

They should ship the farking thing and force Trump to sue.


Barring a nationally enforceable restraining order, it's already done. The books are in the hands of the retailers, waiting for the scheduled release. That's how this works.
 
2020-06-17 6:00:02 PM  

Walker: Why am I picturing Trump throwing a temper tantrum right now in the White House and overturning furniture? Well having people do it for him anyway. He can't lift furniture. He can barely lift a water bottle.


Citizen Kane - Room Trashing Scene
Youtube kFT083GhycM
 
2020-06-17 6:00:17 PM  

Lumbar Puncture: Screaming Candle: How the fark is the game they are playing with not letting this book come out NOT be censorship?

They should ship the farking thing and force Trump to sue.

I mean at this point it's gone out to reviewers and advanced reader copies are out, which is how we know about this.

No point trying to delay it, and I think considering it'll probably be available to pirate soon the publisher can show damages if they have to delay.


Saw a picture this morning of Bolton's book on a bookshelf in a bookstore...in Canada.

Good luck getting those back.
 
2020-06-17 6:01:23 PM  
None of my usual orange-shaded posters are here.

I can't imagine why.
 
2020-06-17 6:01:25 PM  

penetrating_virga: Ah. I see the coup has a new fantasy to get behind. This'll work MUCH better than the stories of a pee-pee tape.


Yeah I've always seen John Bolton as a liberal agitator, never understood why he kept getting jobs in Republican administrations going back to Reagan.

God I hate liberals! So sneaky!
 
2020-06-17 6:01:51 PM  

orangewhippey: Lumbar Puncture: Hey and just think, this is only the stuff Bolton knew about.

I laughed and got scared at the same time.


Trump has met with Putin with no other American present. They should have removed him instantly for that.
 
2020-06-17 6:02:02 PM  

hissatsu: I'm late to the party and whatever I was going to say about this was already said, so...

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Whatever happened to Obamagate which was, like, three weeks ago?
 
2020-06-17 6:04:21 PM  
"Had Democratic impeachment advocates not been so obsessed with their Ukraine blitzkrieg in 2019, had they taken the time to inquire more systematically about Trump's behavior across his entire foreign policy, the impeachment outcome might well have been different. "

Because this would have made the right wing criminal shiat-golems act like human beings all of the sudden? The problem isn't just Trump, but that the right wing is, as a whole, poisonous to civilization. Trump is just the golden avatar of the right's lack of anything resembling morals or ethics. And they prove it every farking day they aren't dragging him out of the whitesthouse in leg irons.
 
2020-06-17 6:04:50 PM  

RaptorLC: So Trump assumed Xi was just as impulsive and susceptible to flattery as he is. Not much of a surprise there.


He seems like the sort of guy who thinks that everyone is just as big of a piece of shiat as he is.
 
2020-06-17 6:05:08 PM  

penetrating_virga: Ah. I see the coup has a new fantasy to get behind. This'll work MUCH better than the stories of a pee-pee tape.


Look at what you are supporting.  Just look.

I mean, I get it if you are really just trying to destroy America.  But if you earnestly support Trump, now, in 2020, you are a goddam moron.
 
2020-06-17 6:09:12 PM  

PaulRB: hissatsu: I'm late to the party and whatever I was going to say about this was already said, so...

[Fark user image 720x788]

Whatever happened to Obamagate which was, like, three weeks ago?


They'll go back to saying Bolton's part of the Deep State and really a liberal.

Tucker Carlson tried to pull that logical wizardry last year.
 
2020-06-17 6:09:12 PM  

FlashHarry: Umm.... can Bolton testify now, please?


Why would he want to purger himself?
He declined the opportunity for a reason.

/Fark has the memory of the goldfish if they expect Bolton to do more than promote his own book deal.
 
2020-06-17 6:13:18 PM  

Skleenar: penetrating_virga: Ah. I see the coup has a new fantasy to get behind. This'll work MUCH better than the stories of a pee-pee tape.

Look at what you are supporting.  Just look.

I mean, I get it if you are really just trying to destroy America.  But if you earnestly support Trump, now, in 2020, you are a goddam moron.


They know - they just don't care.
 
2020-06-17 6:14:22 PM  
Although it really isn't politically expedient for anyone at this point, it would be a dereliction of duty for both houses of congress not to look into this.

/They've "investigated" a lot less
 
2020-06-17 6:16:02 PM  

phrawgh: Although it really isn't politically expedient for anyone at this point, it would be a dereliction of duty for both houses of congress not to look into this.

/They've "investigated" a lot less


Yes but that's because that Democratwas in the White House.
 
2020-06-17 6:17:23 PM  

skyotter: This is the guy who refused to testify before congress so that more people would buy his book?

F*ck him.


Testifying before congress would have accomplished neither jack, nor shiat but by going straight to book form he gets richer. He's an evil SOB but he's not necessarily wrong here.
 
2020-06-17 6:18:43 PM  

ImpendingCynic: Destructor: Thursday: I believe there's a chance SCOTUS could unleash Trump's IRS tax returns.

That'd be a fun day in the White House.

Is this the Mazars decision or the other one (or both)? If I recall, Mazars is the one that will immediately release the returns as long as SCOTUS rules against Donnie and doesn't stay the decision.

I can't wait!


I don't know. Anything that gets him out of office is good.
 
2020-06-17 6:21:38 PM  

powhound: skyotter: This is the guy who refused to testify before congress so that more people would buy his book?

F*ck him.

Testifying before congress would have accomplished neither jack, nor shiat but by going straight to book form he gets richer. He's an evil SOB but he's not necessarily wrong here.


I kind of thought this, the whole "Testifying wouldn't have changed anything, so who cares?" line of thinking

But I still come around to he should have done it anyway.
 
2020-06-17 6:21:43 PM  
He has not tweeted yet. It's going to be glorious. He must be losing his collective shiat right now.
 
2020-06-17 6:22:31 PM  

Rev.K: [Fark user image 667x579]


There's a good chance that scene happened IRL verbatim.
 
2020-06-17 6:23:13 PM  

powhound: skyotter: This is the guy who refused to testify before congress so that more people would buy his book?

F*ck him.

Testifying before congress would have accomplished neither jack, nor shiat but by going straight to book form he gets richer. He's an evil SOB but he's not necessarily wrong here.


Bolton's Fark Handle Discovered. Film at 10.
 
2020-06-17 6:24:07 PM  
Jesus. That it'd be Bolton, of all people, to break this stuff.
Bolton, who for 2 decades was as contemptible a human as you're likely to find, is the one to do the reasonable and sane thing amongst the pack of goons Trump has attracted.
That is a sickening thought.

This is how crazy America has gotten. Even John Bolton had to check out, and that guy sucks dicks down at the Texaco if you tell him there might be a war in it for him.
 
2020-06-17 6:24:33 PM  

way south: FlashHarry: Umm.... can Bolton testify now, please?

Why would he want to purger himself?
He declined the opportunity for a reason.

/Fark has the memory of the goldfish if they expect Bolton to do more than promote his own book deal.


Purger?
 
2020-06-17 6:27:05 PM  

swahnhennessy: Jesus. That it'd be Bolton, of all people, to break this stuff.
Bolton, who for 2 decades was as contemptible a human as you're likely to find, is the one to do the reasonable and sane thing amongst the pack of goons Trump has attracted.
That is a sickening thought.

This is how crazy America has gotten. Even John Bolton had to check out, and that guy sucks dicks down at the Texaco if you tell him there might be a war in it for him.


Well if it makes you feel any better Bolton did skip doing the right thing at a more opportune time in order to make himself richer
 
2020-06-17 6:30:54 PM  
Who are we to believe?  Neocon chickenhawk or Mr. 18,000 Lies?
 
2020-06-17 6:31:51 PM  

philodough: Well, now's a good time to share this link again.
Reuters: China grants more trademark approvals for Ivanka Trump firm - including voting machines

"including voting machines"


While I would love to make something nefarious out of that fact, I really can't.

Trademarks, by international treaty, are broken down into various classes - defined by goods or services.  For example: Clothing is in Class 25, while most processed food items are in Classes 29/30 and Farker's favorites, Beer is in class 32, while liquor is in Class 33.

In some countries you must describe with some specificity the exact goods/services you are selling under that particular mark.  In other countries (like China) you can use "Class Headings" to identify the goods/services on a very broad basis.

So Ivanka Trump uses her mark (as identified in the US Patent & Trademark Office Registrations) on a variety of electronic devices in Int'l Class 9, primarily for cell phone related goods.  However, in using the various Trademark Treaties, when she applied to use that US basis for registering her mark, she applied using the class headings, which in Class 9, includes Voting Machines.  It in no way reflects that she holds any trademark rights to voting machines in the USA.  So, it's not really the "scandal" that it's being made out to be.

Word MarkIT IVANKA TRUMP
Goods and Services
IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Battery packs; bags and cases specially adapted for holding or carrying portable electronic devices, namely, mobile telephones, smart devices, tablets and laptops; bags and cases specially equipped with battery packs and electronic accessories for portable electronic devices; carrying cases specially adapted for electronic equipment, namely, mobile telephones, smart devices, tablets, laptops and battery packs for electronic devices; and carrying cases, holders, protective cases, handbags featuring battery charging devices, specially adapted for use with digital electronic devices, namely, mobile phones, smart devices, tablets and laptops. FIRST USE: 20151115. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20151115
Mark Drawing Code(3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code26.09.02 - Plain single line squares; Squares, plain single line
Serial Number86730289
Filing DateAugust 19, 2015
Current Basis1A
Original Filing Basis1B
Published for OppositionFebruary 2, 2016
Registration Number5014450
Registration DateAugust 2, 2016
Owner(REGISTRANT) Ivanka Trump Marks LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY DELAWARE 502 Park Avenue New York NEW YORK 10022
Attorney of RecordMichelle D. Kahn
Description of MarkColor is not claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of a stylized capital letter "I" inside a stylized depiction of a square, beneath which are the words "IVANKA TRUMP" in all caps.
Type of MarkTRADEMARK
RegisterPRINCIPAL
Other DataThe name "IVANKA TRUMP" identifies a living individual whose consent is of record.
Live/Dead IndicatorLIVE
 
2020-06-17 6:36:24 PM  

swahnhennessy: Jesus. That it'd be Bolton, of all people, to break this stuff.
Bolton, who for 2 decades was as contemptible a human as you're likely to find, is the one to do the reasonable and sane thing amongst the pack of goons Trump has attracted.
That is a sickening thought.

This is how crazy America has gotten. Even John Bolton had to check out, and that guy sucks dicks down at the Texaco if you tell him there might be a war in it for him.


Reasonable and sane would have been testifying before Congress.

Instead, the War Mustache figured if he couldn't profiteer off thousands of dead Iranians, he could at least get make money off dishing some dirt on the guy who cockblocked his war boner.

It's an evil fark burning an even more evil fark. Nothing more.
 
2020-06-17 6:47:05 PM  

Boo_Guy: LegacyDL: Is there a word or term for someone who doesn't want a job but then decides to take the job and completely do the opposite of the job requirements to the point that they think it was the job they originally signed up for?

I'm betting the Germans have a word for that.


Just give it time and it'll happen.

Swedish is good for agglutinating words too.  They had this actual word many decades back:

"Spårvagnsaktiebolagsskensmutsskjutar​ef​ackföreningspersonalbeklädnadsmagasins​förrådsförvaltaren"

That means "The manager of the depot for the supply of uniforms to the personnel of the track cleaners' union of the tramway company"

It's easier in those Germanic languages because they pile modifiers and infinitives onto the end, which means you don't need any "of the" binders.  The word order defines it.  For example, while "manager" is on of the first words in the English sentence, it's the last part in the Swedish word (förvaltaren).

So let me try to Germanify the English and you'll get the idea, here assisted with BouncyCase which Germanic languages frown on because it makes things too easy for newbs:

"TramwayCompanyTrackCleanersUnionPerso​nnelClothingStorageSupplyManager"
 
2020-06-17 6:47:59 PM  
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The Warrus gets upset when you take his bukkit.
 
2020-06-17 6:49:20 PM  
Yawn.
 
2020-06-17 6:49:44 PM  

orangewhippey: Walker: [Fark user image 444x453]

What's genicide?


It's why there are no more genies.
 
2020-06-17 6:49:49 PM  

ababyatemydingo: Kick The Chair: How about we all chip in to buy a house in Kentucky.

Then we all change our primary address to that house.

Register to vote there.

Vote against #MoscowMitch.

All of the worlds problems will disappear.

Seriously.

Here's a nice place. Only 99k, 4BR, 2BA, good school, plenty of parking on the front lawn...

[Fark user image 850x659]


Ah yes, who wouldn't want a nice vacation home in shiat fark KY.
 
2020-06-17 6:56:17 PM  
U.S. Trade Rep. Lighthizer denied Bolton claim that Trump asked Chinese President Xi Jinping for help winning the election. "Absolutely untrue. Never happened. I was there. I have no recollection of that ever happening.I don't believe it's true.I don't believe it ever happened."

- Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) June 17, 2020


Quite the evolution in a single paragraph.
 
2020-06-17 6:57:50 PM  

BMulligan: ISO15693: But... Benghazi! Acorn! Swift Boat! Pizzagate! Lewinsky! Email Server! Soros! Chemtrails! Seth Rich! Deep State! Denver Airport! New Coke! Dez Bryant's Catch! Cold Fusion! Üst Akıl! Vatican Archives! Romaine Lettuce! 5G! The moon...

I see. So, you're in on it.


In on it? Holy Mahaboney, If you only had any idea how much time I've put in scrubbing the internet to remove information that incriminates us. But I can now safely say that after today's effort, if anyone uses

Benghazi! Acorn! Swift Boat! Pizzagate! Lewinsky! Email Server! Soros! Chemtrails! Seth Rich! Deep State! Denver Airport! New Coke! Dez Bryant's Catch! Cold Fusion! Üst Akıl! Vatican Archives! Romaine Lettuce! 5G! The moon

...as a search string in Google, they now get 0 hits! (Down from the 74,550,221 from earlier today when I started scrubbing)

We are safe! (((for now)))
 
2020-06-17 6:58:16 PM  

Han Dolo: Bolton is an unrepentant warmonger and dickhead, but at least he seems to be a dickhead loyal to the United States


He may be a criminal lunatic, but he's an American criminal lunatic.
 
2020-06-17 6:58:28 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me:

U.S. Trade Rep. Lighthizer denied Bolton claim that Trump asked Chinese President Xi Jinping for help winning the election. "Absolutely untrue. Never happened. I was there. I have no recollection of that ever happening.I don't believe it's true.I don't believe it ever happened."- Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) June 17, 2020


Quite the evolution in a single paragraph.


The last three sentences are straight CYA.
 
2020-06-17 6:59:02 PM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: [Fark user image 420x294]


Bloodhound Gang - Fire Water Burn (Official Video)
Youtube Adgx9wt63NY
 
2020-06-17 7:10:13 PM  
Oh look, two more examples of Quid Pro Quo.   So glad you put your country's interest in front of your own there Warlax.
 
2020-06-17 7:13:46 PM  

almejita: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: [Fark user image 420x294]

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/Adgx9wt6​3NY?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=1]


If you're going to post Bloodhound Gang Fire Water Burn, you may as well go for the unpussified original:

Bloodhound Gang - Fire water burn (explicit)
Youtube F7OvPTmhtiY
 
2020-06-17 7:14:36 PM  

gunga galunga: Bootleg: Actually, the begging might do more damage to Trump than the China part. They can justify asking China for help (Oh, he was just looking out for the country, trying to get the trade war fixed, etc), but him PLEADING for it is going to be a hard pill for the MAGA crowd to swallow.

/LOL, no it won't.

No, but you can bet that the next Project Lincoln ad to air on Fox & Friends during "Executive Time" is going to make Trump lose his shiat.


It's already out. Can't link to it on my phone, but go to their YouTube channel and there it is, titled "Chyna."
 
2020-06-17 7:15:08 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: From WaPo:

[Fark user image 425x192]
This is amazing. In 15 years, this admin is going to make a legendary sit-com.


See, Obama would have been trolly enough to get it on 8-track.
 
2020-06-17 7:17:38 PM  

lawboy87: philodough: Well, now's a good time to share this link again.
Reuters: China grants more trademark approvals for Ivanka Trump firm - including voting machines

"including voting machines"

While I would love to make something nefarious out of that fact, I really can't.

Trademarks, by international treaty, are broken down into various classes - defined by goods or services.  For example: Clothing is in Class 25, while most processed food items are in Classes 29/30 and Farker's favorites, Beer is in class 32, while liquor is in Class 33.

In some countries you must describe with some specificity the exact goods/services you are selling under that particular mark.  In other countries (like China) you can use "Class Headings" to identify the goods/services on a very broad basis.

So Ivanka Trump uses her mark (as identified in the US Patent & Trademark Office Registrations) on a variety of electronic devices in Int'l Class 9, primarily for cell phone related goods.  However, in using the various Trademark Treaties, when she applied to use that US basis for registering her mark, she applied using the class headings, which in Class 9, includes Voting Machines.  It in no way reflects that she holds any trademark rights to voting machines in the USA.  So, it's not really the "scandal" that it's being made out to be.

Word MarkIT IVANKA TRUMP
Goods and ServicesIC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Battery packs; bags and cases specially adapted for holding or carrying portable electronic devices, namely, mobile telephones, smart devices, tablets and laptops; bags and cases specially equipped with battery packs and electronic accessories for portable electronic devices; carrying cases specially adapted for electronic equipment, namely, mobile telephones, smart devices, tablets, laptops and battery packs for electronic devices; and carrying cases, holders, protective cases, handbags featuring battery charging devices, specially adapted for use with digital electronic devices, namely, mobile phones, smart devices, tablets and laptops. FIRST USE: 20151115. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20151115
Mark Drawing Code(3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code26.09.02 - Plain single line squares; Squares, plain single line
Serial Number86730289
Filing DateAugust 19, 2015
Current Basis1A
Original Filing Basis1B
Published for OppositionFebruary 2, 2016
Registration Number5014450
Registration DateAugust 2, 2016
Owner(REGISTRANT) Ivanka Trump Marks LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY DELAWARE 502 Park Avenue New York NEW YORK 10022
Attorney of RecordMichelle D. Kahn
Description of MarkColor is not claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of a stylized capital letter "I" inside a stylized depiction of a square, beneath which are the words "IVANKA TRUMP" in all caps.
Type of MarkTRADEMARK
RegisterPRINCIPAL
Other DataThe name "IVANKA TRUMP" identifies a living individual whose consent is of record.
Live/Dead IndicatorLIVE


Ah. Thanks for the info.
 
2020-06-17 7:25:23 PM  

avian: FTA: "Somebody said he went out and wrote a book. If he wrote a book, I can't imagine that he can because that's highly classified information. Even conversations with me, they're highly classified. I told that to the attorney general before - I will consider every conversation with me as president highly classified," Mr Trump said.
"So that would mean that if he wrote a book and the book gets out that he's broken the law. And I would think that he'd have criminal problems. I hope so," the president said.

Trump obviously doesn't realize it is explicitly illegal to classify information because it is embarrassing to Trump (or anyone else).


If all conversations with Trump are classified, does that include reporters in conversations?
 
2020-06-17 7:31:06 PM  
Important to remember that Bolton didn't resign as a result of his horror of Trump's behavior, gross ignorance, and crimes.

No, Bolton is upset because Trump fired him. If he hadn't been fired, Bolton would still be there, aiding and abetting Trump's crimes.
 
2020-06-17 7:35:31 PM  
Honestly, I don't believe this one bit.  Done of the actions of pressure on China via trade.  His handling of NK.  As much as Farkers would love for this to be true it simply isn't.  It didn't match the actions.

This isn't like when Obama was caught on a hot mic with Russia.
 
2020-06-17 7:43:20 PM  

avian: FTA: "Somebody said he went out and wrote a book. If he wrote a book, I can't imagine that he can because that's highly classified information. Even conversations with me, they're highly classified. I told that to the attorney general before - I will consider every conversation with me as president highly classified," Mr Trump said.
"So that would mean that if he wrote a book and the book gets out that he's broken the law. And I would think that he'd have criminal problems. I hope so," the president said.

Trump obviously doesn't realize it is explicitly illegal to classify information because it is embarrassing to Trump (or anyone else).


That it is not true is not the important thing. What is important is that it will be repeated by Trump's followers and become true to them, and he will retain his base.
 
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