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(NPR)   Judge to Trump VOA appointee: The First Amendment IS the Voice of America. You lose. You get NOTHING   (npr.org) divider line
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2020-11-21 3:09:54 PM  
Is that Neomi Rao's music I hear?
 
2020-11-21 3:12:39 PM  
Trump sucks at every level, is what I'm hearing.
 
2020-11-21 3:21:47 PM  
Hopefully the Biden administration restores all previous positions held by those reassigned, and offers reinstatement of employment with back pay and restoration of tenure for anyone who was shiatcanned by that farkwad.

He needs to do hard time for the stunts he pulled.
 
2020-11-21 5:19:10 PM  
Anyone who has been shown in court for violating laws, regulations, and the Constitution at Trump's behest should be jailed for x10 their tenure in their position.  Farking jackbooted thugs need to be kicked in the head several times.
 
2020-11-21 5:26:58 PM  
Oh, this is sweet. I'm loving how some of the most evil shiat Trump has pulled is being shot down. May it continue.
 
2020-11-21 5:29:00 PM  

markie_farkie: Hopefully the Biden administration restores all previous positions held by those reassigned, and offers reinstatement of employment with back pay and restoration of tenure for anyone who was shiatcanned by that farkwad.

He needs to do hard time for the stunts he pulled.


This also needs to be true for all the pandemic agency folks he fired, both in the US and in China.
 
2020-11-21 6:24:41 PM  
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2020-11-21 6:26:18 PM  

dodecahedron: markie_farkie: Hopefully the Biden administration restores all previous positions held by those reassigned, and offers reinstatement of employment with back pay and restoration of tenure for anyone who was shiatcanned by that farkwad.

He needs to do hard time for the stunts he pulled.

This also needs to be true for all the pandemic agency folks he fired, both in the US and in China.


Hey hey, now, let's not get carried away here. We have a deficit to consider. - all Rs
 
2020-11-21 6:26:21 PM  

SloppyFrenchKisser: [askideas.com image 850x478]


Too bad he never said that.

/ even though it is true that they're dumb as f*ck
// and that Trump's a liar
/// because they said so
 
2020-11-21 6:26:56 PM  

markie_farkie: Hopefully the Biden administration restores all previous positions held by those reassigned, and offers reinstatement of employment with back pay and restoration of tenure for anyone who was shiatcanned by that farkwad.

He needs to do hard time for the stunts he pulled.


I feel especially bad for McCabe. I think they canned him literally the day he qualified for his full pension.
 
2020-11-21 6:30:04 PM  

bluejeansonfire: markie_farkie: Hopefully the Biden administration restores all previous positions held by those reassigned, and offers reinstatement of employment with back pay and restoration of tenure for anyone who was shiatcanned by that farkwad.

He needs to do hard time for the stunts he pulled.

I feel especially bad for McCabe. I think they canned him literally the day he qualified for his full pension.


The day before**
 
2020-11-21 6:31:21 PM  
lol, fark ad

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2020-11-21 6:32:11 PM  

bluejeansonfire: markie_farkie: Hopefully the Biden administration restores all previous positions held by those reassigned, and offers reinstatement of employment with back pay and restoration of tenure for anyone who was shiatcanned by that farkwad.

He needs to do hard time for the stunts he pulled.

I feel especially bad for McCabe. I think they canned him literally the day he qualified for his full pension.


IIRC he was a couple days short - they knew that, and so the timing.  Someone hired him for a couple days to undo that particular farkery.
 
2020-11-21 6:33:02 PM  
Dumpy sure is on a streak isn't he? The lamest duck.
 
2020-11-21 6:40:17 PM  

SloppyFrenchKisser: [askideas.com image 850x478]


Probably the only time Trump has ever told the truth, in public, on purpose, for five full sentences running.

/These days he has both a "lying" problem and a "dementia-induced non-sentence babbling" problem.
 
2020-11-21 6:43:47 PM  
I'm glad that the hypocritical echo chamber has decided to care about the 1st Amendment again, a position which I now have complete confidence in the future will be decided on the merits of the matter rather than the letter which is next to the names of those involved.
 
2020-11-21 6:45:46 PM  
Oh yeah, and that National Public Radio is a quality source again rather than throwing hissyfits because they say things which don't want to be heard. Baby steps, you guys are really getting there and I'm so proud.
 
2020-11-21 6:47:15 PM  
Hilarious that even his own appointees are realizing how farking moronic he is and turning against him.

Bet he didn't see that coming.

/that's what she said
 
2020-11-21 6:47:48 PM  

SpaceyCat: Anyone who has been shown in court for violating laws, regulations, and the Constitution at Trump's behest should be jailed for x10 their tenure in their position.  Farking jackbooted thugs need to be kicked in the head several times.


Put them in genpop while we're at it. None of this Club Fed bullshiat.
 
2020-11-21 6:51:55 PM  

gameshowhost: lol, fark ad

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At least you get hot women.  For some inexplicable reason, I get a boatload of ads for things like body armor, gun accessories, etc..  Today I had one for a Bearcat armored vehicle.  LIke, of course, I mean I wasn't actively looking for one, but after seeing that Fark ad it's a definite possibility for an impulse buy.
 
2020-11-21 7:02:39 PM  
Yet Sinclair continues to force its journalists to recite party propaganda verbatim.
 
2020-11-21 7:03:54 PM  

WoodyHayes: I'm glad that the hypocritical echo chamber has decided to care about the 1st Amendment again, a position which I now have complete confidence in the future will be decided on the merits of the matter rather than the letter which is next to the names of those involved.


[xkcd-free-speech.png]
 
2020-11-21 7:11:50 PM  
Trump and his sycophants sure need a lot of things explained to them.
 
2020-11-21 7:13:37 PM  
Even by Trump's standards, what he was doing with the VOA made no sense.  After all, the VOA has practically no presence within the US itself, so it's not really reaching anyone here.  And turning it into a Trump propaganda mill erodes whatever regard it has outside the US.

I guess he thought it was a dry run at getting his own Fox News on the taxpayer's dime.
 
2020-11-21 7:14:36 PM  
Good jorb posting the judge's name and photo, NPR. I'm sure there aren't any Trumper kooks out there who will make any death threats or throw bricks through her windows or anything awful like that now that they know who she is.

I hate this world we've made.
 
2020-11-21 7:16:15 PM  

gameshowhost: lol, fark ad

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I bet she still takes a fuqing hour to put on her face. though.
 
2020-11-21 7:16:15 PM  

nytmare: Yet Sinclair continues to force its journalists to recite party propaganda verbatim.


They're not journalists if they don't have integrity, they're propagandists.
 
2020-11-21 7:19:54 PM  

jake_lex: Even by Trump's standards, what he was doing with the VOA made no sense.  After all, the VOA has practically no presence within the US itself, so it's not really reaching anyone here.  And turning it into a Trump propaganda mill erodes whatever regard it has outside the US.

I guess he thought it was a dry run at getting his own Fox News on the taxpayer's dime.


Closest thing to state-run media that we have. Sure he thought once he co-opted it it could be easily broadcast to the home market as well.
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Besides, issuing official government news directly means cutting out his dependency on independent media to pass on the message to the people.  He would give anything to be free of that burden.
 
2020-11-21 7:25:57 PM  
OH shiat. ITS THE FIRST AMENDMENT WITH A CHAIR. BY GAWD KANG, HE HAS A CHAIR! AND HES COMING UP BEHIND WITH LADY LIBERTY GETTING TRUMP IN A FULL NELSON! MY GOD STOP THE FIGHT THAT MAN HAS A FAMILY. DOESNT THE FIRST AMENDMENT HAVE ANY DECENCY!?
 
2020-11-21 7:30:21 PM  
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2020-11-21 7:31:36 PM  
Sammy Hagar unavailable for comment.
 
2020-11-21 7:34:11 PM  

New Rising Sun: gameshowhost: lol, fark ad

[Fark user image 339x849]

At least you get hot women.  For some inexplicable reason, I get a boatload of ads for things like body armor, gun accessories, etc..  Today I had one for a Bearcat armored vehicle.  LIke, of course, I mean I wasn't actively looking for one, but after seeing that Fark ad it's a definite possibility for an impulse buy.


Maybe the wrong Bearcat?

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-11-21 7:37:12 PM  
Somebody play this asshat off the damn stage.
 
2020-11-21 7:37:51 PM  
President Biden will fix what the scum trump has broken and I can't wait to see it.
 
2020-11-21 8:14:46 PM  

Cornelis de Gyselaer: New Rising Sun: gameshowhost: lol, fark ad

[Fark user image 339x849]

At least you get hot women.  For some inexplicable reason, I get a boatload of ads for things like body armor, gun accessories, etc..  Today I had one for a Bearcat armored vehicle.  LIke, of course, I mean I wasn't actively looking for one, but after seeing that Fark ad it's a definite possibility for an impulse buy.

Maybe the wrong Bearcat?

[Fark user image image 400x276]


One of those went on sale on Hemmings last year, built on I believe a ford f100 chassis with a slant six, would be a fun parade car
 
2020-11-21 8:17:42 PM  

New Rising Sun: gameshowhost: lol, fark ad

[Fark user image 339x849]

At least you get hot women.  For some inexplicable reason, I get a boatload of ads for things like body armor, gun accessories, etc..  Today I had one for a Bearcat armored vehicle.  LIke, of course, I mean I wasn't actively looking for one, but after seeing that Fark ad it's a definite possibility for an impulse buy.


Google seems to think I want to buy a pontoon boat and wrinkle cream. I don't get it.
 
2020-11-21 8:19:41 PM  

SloppyFrenchKisser: [askideas.com image 850x478]


Unfortunately, though true, this is fake. Check Snopes.
 
2020-11-21 8:27:00 PM  

bluejeansonfire: The day before**


If you read about that further, he had ALREADY filed for retirement, which was approved, several weeks before that, and was basically burning unused PTO for the remainder of his time.  His retirement began at 12:01 AM the day after he filed, which means his termination was unlawful.

Once we get a decent DOJ in place, he'll have that overturned, and retire with honors and full benefits.
 
2020-11-21 8:45:11 PM  

baron von doodle: New Rising Sun: gameshowhost: lol, fark ad

[Fark user image 339x849]

At least you get hot women.  For some inexplicable reason, I get a boatload of ads for things like body armor, gun accessories, etc..  Today I had one for a Bearcat armored vehicle.  LIke, of course, I mean I wasn't actively looking for one, but after seeing that Fark ad it's a definite possibility for an impulse buy.

Google seems to think I want to buy a pontoon boat and wrinkle cream. I don't get it.


My personal theory is that the profitability of hyper-targeted advertising has peaked and respectable ad-buyers are jumping ship.  For example, over the last couple years, with no real change to my browsing habits, my youtube ads have devolved from mostly mainstream advertising (major motion pictures, household brands/items, well-known online services) to mystery companies and things that are borderline scams (the ubiquitous ads that go "<name 1> and <name 2>, two <profession>s with a groundbreaking <product/service> will revolutionize <benign activity or industry>" ads that are like 5 minutes long with really intense cinematic music, but they all use the same font, music, and general storyboard).

I suspect that companies weren't getting a benefit that matched whatever exorbitant prices targeted ad providers were charging, and so now the prices have come way down (along with quality cuts, because data scientists aren't free...yet).  So, it opened up the market to a whole level of bottom feeders, while also reducing the accuracy for normal products that use that kind of ad.  You still think they'd be able to aim a little better, but who knows.
 
2020-11-21 8:46:07 PM  

SloppyFrenchKisser: [askideas.com image 850x478]


I hate it when people post this meme without checking it. It's just adding more fake news on top of the steaming pile of fake news that's circulating.

Reuters fact checked it, and it's false. https://www.reuters.com/articl​e/uk-fac​tcheck-trump-republicans-meme-idUSKBN2​342S5
 
2020-11-21 8:52:00 PM  

baka-san: Cornelis de Gyselaer: New Rising Sun: gameshowhost: lol, fark ad

[Fark user image 339x849]

At least you get hot women.  For some inexplicable reason, I get a boatload of ads for things like body armor, gun accessories, etc..  Today I had one for a Bearcat armored vehicle.  LIke, of course, I mean I wasn't actively looking for one, but after seeing that Fark ad it's a definite possibility for an impulse buy.

Maybe the wrong Bearcat?

[Fark user image image 400x276]

One of those went on sale on Hemmings last year, built on I believe a ford f100 chassis with a slant six, would be a fun parade car


GAH no

this one

https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/hf​1​9/hershey/lots/r0158-1915-stutz-model-​4f-bearcat/797176

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-11-21 9:05:42 PM  

Cornelis de Gyselaer: baka-san: Cornelis de Gyselaer: New Rising Sun: gameshowhost: lol, fark ad

[Fark user image 339x849]

At least you get hot women.  For some inexplicable reason, I get a boatload of ads for things like body armor, gun accessories, etc..  Today I had one for a Bearcat armored vehicle.  LIke, of course, I mean I wasn't actively looking for one, but after seeing that Fark ad it's a definite possibility for an impulse buy.

Maybe the wrong Bearcat?

[Fark user image image 400x276]

One of those went on sale on Hemmings last year, built on I believe a ford f100 chassis with a slant six, would be a fun parade car

GAH no

this one

https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/hf1​9/hershey/lots/r0158-1915-stutz-model-​4f-bearcat/797176

[Fark user image 850x637]


Do the BEARCAT!

David Wilcox - Do the Bearcat
Youtube JutPfQULxVA
 
2020-11-21 9:46:42 PM  
Among the articles listed and linked, comes this:

POLITICS
Merrick Garland Among Biden Candidates For Attorney General, Sources Say

I'd be okay with that.
 
2020-11-21 9:49:00 PM  
What I find most appalling is how these Trump appointees still want to do this even though they will be gone in 2 months and their actions will be overturned. They are just a bunch of deadenders. Like those in the Fuhrer bunker.  Still needlessly killing people when the end is obvious.
 
2020-11-21 9:57:13 PM  

Cornelis de Gyselaer: baka-san: Cornelis de Gyselaer: New Rising Sun: gameshowhost: lol, fark ad

[Fark user image 339x849]

At least you get hot women.  For some inexplicable reason, I get a boatload of ads for things like body armor, gun accessories, etc..  Today I had one for a Bearcat armored vehicle.  LIke, of course, I mean I wasn't actively looking for one, but after seeing that Fark ad it's a definite possibility for an impulse buy.

Maybe the wrong Bearcat?

[Fark user image image 400x276]

One of those went on sale on Hemmings last year, built on I believe a ford f100 chassis with a slant six, would be a fun parade car

GAH no

this one

https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/hf1​9/hershey/lots/r0158-1915-stutz-model-​4f-bearcat/797176

[Fark user image image 850x637]


Yeah, the Stutz Bearcat has been collectible since the very beginning of the collector car hobby, even back in 1970 they wouldn't use real ones
 
2020-11-22 12:20:03 AM  

WoodyHayes: Oh yeah, and that National Public Radio is a quality source again rather than throwing hissyfits because they say things which don't want to be heard. Baby steps, you guys are really getting there and I'm so proud.


JFC you are an insufferable asshat. The Big 10 is playing again - go back to being a douchebag on the sports tab.
 
2020-11-22 12:46:55 AM  

New Rising Sun: gameshowhost: lol, fark ad

[Fark user image 339x849]

At least you get hot women.  For some inexplicable reason, I get a boatload of ads for things like body armor, gun accessories, etc..  Today I had one for a Bearcat armored vehicle.  LIke, of course, I mean I wasn't actively looking for one, but after seeing that Fark ad it's a definite possibility for an impulse buy.


Could be worse.

/not going to say how
//wouldn't want to jinx a farker
 
2020-11-22 12:47:47 AM  

WoodyHayes: I'm glad that the hypocritical echo chamber has decided to care about the 1st Amendment again, a position which I now have complete confidence in the future will be decided on the merits of the matter rather than the letter which is next to the names of those involved.


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-11-22 9:32:21 AM  

Bruscar: Among the articles listed and linked, comes this:

POLITICS
Merrick Garland Among Biden Candidates For Attorney General, Sources Say

I'd be okay with that.


I'm sure Traitor Mitch will get right on that.
 
2020-11-22 12:40:24 PM  
Actions by Pack and his aides have likely "violated and continue to violate [journalists'] First Amendment rights because, among other unconstitutional effects, they result in self-censorship and the chilling of First Amendment expression," Howell wrote in her opinion. "These current and unanticipated harms are sufficient to demonstrate irreparable harm."

I'm not a lawish dude, nor a judge hanging with kinda guy, but it seems to me that is a fairly solid smack down of an opinion.

Rock on, no BS judge chick.
 
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