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(Politico)   Not that anyone didn't already know this, but documents obtained by the House Oversight Committee confirm that HHS' now -scrapped $250 million ad campaign to "restore hope" in the face of the pandemic was really intended to "help the president"   (politico.com) divider line
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2020-10-29 1:09:07 PM  
I thought that it was illegal to use Federal assets to run for re-election.....

/ difficultly: Trump
 
2020-10-29 1:15:27 PM  
Trump and his cabinet were already the subject of a documentary series:

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2020-10-29 1:24:20 PM  

iheartscotch: I thought that it was illegal to use Federal assets to run for re-election.....

/ difficultly: Trump


I swear to god, if there isn't a Presidential Crimes Commission empaneled after the election, our nation is right and royally farked.

These farkwads and all the enablers who looked the other way need to pay for their crimes and blatant disregard for the rules of the offices they hold.
 
2020-10-29 1:54:20 PM  

markie_farkie: I swear to god, if there isn't a Presidential Crimes Commission empaneled after the election, our nation is right and royally farked.


With all meetings/trials completely open to the public/media, all evidence available, & which laws were broken explicitly explained.  It won't reduce the cries of "It's a witch hunt/politically motivated...", but might even sway those who's critical thinking skills are a tad challenged.

"He's going to prison because he broke 'x' law that's been around for over 100 years..."

/& I have no problem, in four years, having another commission look into whoever the next President is & what his administration had done over the previous four years
//would also love a system where 'x'% of Congress/Senate get a random (think lottery balls with everyone's names on them) deep audit every other year or so.  Never happen, but if I'm ever Earth Czar...
 
2020-10-29 2:08:39 PM  
My shocked face is the only expression I have anymore.  I think the other muscles in my face are atrophying.
 
2020-10-29 3:49:58 PM  
This entire admin needs to die broke, angry, and in prison.
 
2020-10-29 3:51:25 PM  
Any HHS ad that's going to help Trump at this point has to feature a lot of "She's alive!" or "My husband lives again!" or "Mom, you were dead from Covid but Trump laid hands on you!"

He's killed 250K Americans with intentional negligence. Good luck selling that.
 
2020-10-29 3:54:28 PM  
It's ok. We'll restore hope ourselves next Tuesday.
 
2020-10-29 3:54:32 PM  

aleister_greynight: My shocked face is the only expression I have anymore.  I think the other muscles in my face are atrophying.


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2020-10-29 3:55:26 PM  

MrBallou: Trump and his cabinet were already the subject of a documentary series:

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MELANIA COULD YOU PLEASE SHUT THE DOOOOOOOOOR
 
2020-10-29 3:56:23 PM  
This is my shocked face...

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2020-10-29 3:56:37 PM  
Perhaps of interest: the PSA Celebrity Tracker, funded by HHS.

https://oversight.house.gov/sites/dem​o​crats.oversight.house.gov/files/5.pdf

Britney Spears' response: Declined
 
2020-10-29 3:58:41 PM  
Kinda like delaying stimulus checks so The Donald could make sure his signature was on them?  Sounds about par.
 
2020-10-29 3:58:59 PM  
Azar has won a place in the Dock at The Hague
 
2020-10-29 4:11:36 PM  
The PSA Celebrity Tracker   https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000​17​5-72c2-dc1a-a5f7-fae72f290000

You know who else kept lists like this...

Please Vote, like our lives depend on it.

Hope that this November 9th is a party like never before, not a rerun  of 1938...
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2020-10-29 4:13:11 PM  
The list of celebrities they were vetting has some weird notes and grouped interestingly.

https://oversight.house.gov/sites/dem​o​crats.oversight.house.gov/files/5.pdf

Marc Anthony and Dennis Quad were the only ones who full on accepted. Joe Rogan was busy, ditto Dr. Oz bu Dr. Oz was trying to work it out. A couple wanted similar level actors to also sign on first. Lil Wayne was a maybe, so remember you can't trust him because I think Wayne is the Feds. Jeff Dunham was a maybe but also concerns were with some controversial performances which is the first thing Dunham has been involved in that I got a laugh out of.

What's normally referred to as an 'influencer' or 'current popular celebrity' on the sheet is listed as part of the demographic instead as a 'super spreader' and considering this is for COVID19 is something.

Ronda Rousey's vetting notes mention she was arrested at a WWE event, which was part of a WWE storyline and not an actual arrest.

Of the whole list 2 people were listed with Jewish in the vetting notes but not their Demographics. 3 were listed with Jewish in their demographics. Joshua Ostrovsky who goes by The Fat Jew, is listed as Fat Jewish under name but neither demographic or vetting notes.

There's some, uh, weird ways the people on the list are grouped together.

Seems like a lot of their agents went lol, nope without any response.
 
2020-10-29 4:15:28 PM  
"directly urging contractors to rush production of ads with celebrities like Trump-supporting actor Antonio Sabato, Jr."

Really having their way with the word "celebrities" there.
 
2020-10-29 4:27:20 PM  

Zed234: The PSA Celebrity Tracker   https://www.politico.com/f/?id=000001​75-72c2-dc1a-a5f7-fae72f290000

You know who else kept lists like this...

Please Vote, like our lives depend on it.

Hope that this November 9th is a party like never before, not a rerun  of 1938...
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You, um...should try to vote before November 9th.
 
2020-10-29 4:36:49 PM  
This one has already voted. I hope we have reliable results and this November 9th we are all partying because the orange menace has fled, not partying like its 1938.  ( Nov 9th 1938  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K​ristall​nacht )
 
2020-10-29 4:38:58 PM  

Lochsteppe: Perhaps of interest: the PSA Celebrity Tracker, funded by HHS.

https://oversight.house.gov/sites/demo​crats.oversight.house.gov/files/5.pdf

Britney Spears' response: Declined


this comedy gold
Celebrity Name ............................Status ................Additional Notes.................................​................Demographic
Lin-Manuel Miranda.................... Pending Answer ..No information regarding political affiliation....Asian Americans, General population
 
2020-10-29 4:49:38 PM  
We all knew that.  What we don't know is how much of the money was going to be kicked back to Trump and his cronies.
 
2020-10-29 4:57:29 PM  

Magorn: Lochsteppe: Perhaps of interest: the PSA Celebrity Tracker, funded by HHS.

https://oversight.house.gov/sites/demo​crats.oversight.house.gov/files/5.pdf

Britney Spears' response: Declined

this comedy gold
Celebrity Name ............................Status ................Additional Notes.................................​................Demographic
Lin-Manuel Miranda.................... Pending Answer ..No information regarding political affiliation....Asian Americans, General population


Think of all the time put into the research to find out that Seth Rogan is for the legalization of marijuana
 
2020-10-29 5:26:07 PM  
Shenanigans in the Trump White House? Now I'm on the fence about calling to see if I can change my mailed in ballot from Biden to Trump.
 
2020-10-29 8:26:44 PM  
They thought RuPaul and Ellen Page might do ads on behalf of the Trump administration?

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