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2022-09-28 9:45:43 PM  
The six-member panel split 3-3, as is its usual practice, on whether to proceed, with Democrats voting yes and Republicans saying no. Four votes are needed for a full investigation to occur.

So no one will ever be prosecuted unless they are an independent. Got it.

/murica!
 
2022-09-29 12:23:44 AM  
No matter. The pile of crimes committed by the orange oaf is piled so high it would take decades to prosecute them. Just go with the documents charge and throw the book at the fat shἱthead.
 
2022-09-29 2:11:28 AM  
Have Biden issue an EO making them investigate and bring charges.

Problem solved
 
2022-09-29 2:13:02 AM  
Sure would be nice if government employees did what they were elected / appointed / paid to do ..
 
2022-09-29 2:14:37 AM  
What's the point of even having a Federal Elections Commission if the commissioners are partisans?
 
2022-09-29 2:14:39 AM  
farking coonts. Just do what's right.
 
2022-09-29 2:14:48 AM  

AmbassadorBooze: Have Biden issue an EO making them investigate and bring charges.

Problem solved


I look forward to hearing your campaign speeches and voting for you so we can make the change that you believe can happen will actually happen.

Oh, you aren't running for office and trying to fix the system? You're just whining incessantly on Fark about it? Maybe try being the better person you say other people should be
 
2022-09-29 2:15:13 AM  
Doesn't the FEC have an annual budget of about $10 these days?  They've been stripped of so much power.
 
2022-09-29 2:16:20 AM  

mikalmd: Sure would be nice if government employees did what they were elected / appointed / paid to do ..


We should elect people who will enforce the rules.  Somebody willing to fire those with authority that do not take responsibility.
 
2022-09-29 2:19:46 AM  
Republicans have never seen a regulatory agency they didn't want to defend and make useless

if they had their way, every river in the country would be flaming toxic sewage
 
2022-09-29 2:20:09 AM  

TorpedoOrca: AmbassadorBooze: Have Biden issue an EO making them investigate and bring charges.

Problem solved

I look forward to hearing your campaign speeches and voting for you so we can make the change that you believe can happen will actually happen.

Oh, you aren't running for office and trying to fix the system? You're just whining incessantly on Fark about it? Maybe try being the better person you say other people should be


I have a campaign sticker.  I am a perpetual write in for governor.  A troubled man for troubled times.

I ain't paying money to the system so they can take the money and elect a pretty boy over me, no matter how hard I campaign.  People don't want what I have to offer.  They want comfort.  They don't want the power of blood to anoint my state and usher in a new age of aquarius.
 
2022-09-29 2:22:10 AM  
This country and most of its people are so incredibly farking stupid that the terror of the country imploding barely surpasses the hilarity.
 
2022-09-29 2:23:51 AM  
This should be massively covered by the media but it won't be.
 
2022-09-29 2:24:42 AM  
Just sayin....

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2022-09-29 2:25:39 AM  

Alphax: Doesn't the FEC have an annual budget of about $10 these days?  They've been stripped of so much power.


Biden should EO that their budget be increased.

Problem solved
 
2022-09-29 2:37:09 AM  
All trump filth are subhuman vermin.

Let me tell you how I think of trump voters. One of my low-term neighbors - a 45yo - is a huge trump supporter. He came to me a few days ago to tell me he had found out he has what is apparently terminal butt cancer. He's going to go through a great deal and then finally die painfully from it. He wanted my support. I plan on helping him through it so I can be at his side as he dies, so I can whisper in his ear as he passes "You are going to burn in Hell, you filthy sack of shiat!" Perhaps I'll turn off his morphine drip just so he can hear me giggle as he writhes.

Guess who doesn't turn the other cheek, just like his god trump.

I will walk from his bedside, happy that another enemy of America died painfully. There is nothing positive about any trump filth.

I just hope he dies before he gets another chance to try to destroy America. All trump voters want to be treated as they treat America. I will grant this one his wish.
 
2022-09-29 2:37:52 AM  
The dismissal by the Federal Elections Commission came despite a staff finding that laws likely were broken and that the matter merited the FEC's full attention. The six-member panel split 3-3, as is its usual practice, on whether to proceed, with Democrats voting yes and Republicans saying no. Four votes are needed for a full investigation to occur.

They can get the same results with 0 panel members. Or maybe even progress. How about replacing the panel with a grand jury or something the undergoes the scrutiny of normal citizens?
 
2022-09-29 2:39:18 AM  

Walker: The six-member panel split 3-3, as is its usual practice, on whether to proceed, with Democrats voting yes and Republicans saying no. Four votes are needed for a full investigation to occur.

So no one will ever be prosecuted unless they are an independent. Got it.

/murica!


Oh no. The democrats would vote to prosecute a democrat if guilty, no problem at all.

How to get out of this without just destroying what shreds of your democracy are left is hard to see.
 
2022-09-29 2:40:54 AM  
Dissolve the FEC and put the FBI in charge of campaign finance enforcement.
 
2022-09-29 2:43:08 AM  

jerryskid: All trump filth are subhuman vermin.

Let me tell you how I think of trump voters. One of my low-term neighbors - a 45yo - is a huge trump supporter. He came to me a few days ago to tell me he had found out he has what is apparently terminal butt cancer. He's going to go through a great deal and then finally die painfully from it. He wanted my support. I plan on helping him through it so I can be at his side as he dies, so I can whisper in his ear as he passes "You are going to burn in Hell, you filthy sack of shiat!" Perhaps I'll turn off his morphine drip just so he can hear me giggle as he writhes.

Guess who doesn't turn the other cheek, just like his god trump.

I will walk from his bedside, happy that another enemy of America died painfully. There is nothing positive about any trump filth.

I just hope he dies before he gets another chance to try to destroy America. All trump voters want to be treated as they treat America. I will grant this one his wish.


I would like to subscribe to your newsletter!
 
2022-09-29 2:48:23 AM  

AmbassadorBooze: TorpedoOrca: AmbassadorBooze: Have Biden issue an EO making them investigate and bring charges.

Problem solved

I look forward to hearing your campaign speeches and voting for you so we can make the change that you believe can happen will actually happen.

Oh, you aren't running for office and trying to fix the system? You're just whining incessantly on Fark about it? Maybe try being the better person you say other people should be

I have a campaign sticker.  I am a perpetual write in for governor.  A troubled man for troubled times.

I ain't paying money to the system so they can take the money and elect a pretty boy over me, no matter how hard I campaign.  People don't want what I have to offer.  They want comfort.  They don't want the power of blood to anoint my state and usher in a new age of aquarius.


Maybe they're just shiatty apocalypse fans and want to go with boring methods, don't stereotype
 
2022-09-29 2:48:28 AM  

mikalmd: Sure would be nice if government employees did what they were elected / appointed / paid to do ..


They were appointed to ignore election laws.
 
2022-09-29 2:54:36 AM  
[reads article]

Why the heck do Farkers think that Trump is not above the law of the USA? The role of every jurist seems to be to ensure Trump is completely investigated, then all of the evidence gets deemed evidence of "not-a-crime" as they refuse to incriminate him.
 
2022-09-29 2:55:19 AM  
And GQPers still try to paint Biden as a compromised Chinese lackey.
 
2022-09-29 2:57:31 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: [reads article]

Why the heck do Farkers think that Trump is not above the law of the USA? The role of every jurist seems to be to ensure Trump is completely investigated, then all of the evidence gets deemed evidence of "not-a-crime" as they refuse to incriminate him.


Because if they don't they get hounded from thread to thread by a troll calling them Eeyore, which is the worst apparently.
 
2022-09-29 2:59:32 AM  

freetomato: And GQPers still try to paint Biden as a compromised Chinese lackey.


Well, inside that Firebird of his, there's not only jap parts, but chinese surveillance! He's not riding free like Burt Reynolds!
 
2022-09-29 3:07:55 AM  

Get Rich or Try Dyin': mikalmd: Sure would be nice if government employees did what they were elected / appointed / paid to do ..

They were appointed to ignore election laws.


Yup. You are not being cynical nor talking about an irony. That's acutally is the literal role of the jursts at the FEC.

FTA: The dismissal by the Federal Elections Commission came despite a staff finding that laws likely were broken and that the matter merited the FEC's full attention. The six-member panel split 3-3, as is its usual practice, on whether to proceed, with Democrats voting yes and Republicans saying no. Four votes are needed for a full investigation to occur.
 
2022-09-29 3:08:36 AM  

Wobambo: Bennie Crabtree: [reads article]

Why the heck do Farkers think that Trump is not above the law of the USA? The role of every jurist seems to be to ensure Trump is completely investigated, then all of the evidence gets deemed evidence of "not-a-crime" as they refuse to incriminate him.

Because if they don't they get hounded from thread to thread by a troll calling them Eeyore, which is the worst apparently.


Well that's just Pooh.
 
2022-09-29 3:13:16 AM  

shpritz: Dissolve the FEC and put the FBI in charge of campaign finance enforcement.


Put ICE in charge, so that anyone who is investigated gets their chldren taken away and put into little cages, months before the evidence is even gathered, and the kids are never returned (their names are changed and they are deported toa random country with no indication of who their parents are), even if the investigation does not lead to charges.
 
2022-09-29 3:26:35 AM  
FEC panel is practically useless. It seems they'd act only if the target had already been ostracized. The panel should be expanded by including a dozen of the lowest-ranking politicians, votes via secret ballot, penalties for undue influence, protections against retaliation. Give the FEC some fangs and eager young-bloods hell-bent on cleaning house. While I'm all wishful thinking, I might as well demand nightly servicing from a dozen lingerie models. Fark it, just dismantle the FEC for being a farking waste.
 
2022-09-29 3:36:51 AM  

muck1969: The panel should be expanded by including a dozen of the lowest-ranking politicians


Why does the panel have any politicians at all? Why should it have any in the future?
 
2022-09-29 3:39:58 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: muck1969: The panel should be expanded by including a dozen of the lowest-ranking politicians

Why does the panel have any politicians at all? Why should it have any in the future?


Me I'd think you'd want lawyers and such who were in fact election law specialists, but hey what do I know?  Politicians is like complaining to the wolf commission when too many sheep get eaten.  They'll get right on that
 
2022-09-29 3:48:05 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: muck1969: The panel should be expanded by including a dozen of the lowest-ranking politicians

Why does the panel have any politicians at all? Why should it have any in the future?


I entertain the idea of low-ranking pols on panel to reinforce at the beginning of their career the rules surrounding campaign finance, and that (hopefully) seniority doesn't guarantee safety the way it does now.

But wishes in one hand, shiat in the other.
 
2022-09-29 3:50:47 AM  

kkinnison: Republicans have never seen a regulatory agency they didn't want to defend and make useless

if they had their way, every river in the country would be flaming toxic sewage


Yeah, unlike reality, where it's only some of the tapwater. Thanks to daily thankless political campaigns, compulsory high school science courses at public school, and millions of volunteer hours by skilled citizens, the Democrats have confined the GOP's flaming water to inside of only a few tens of thousands of American homes, while still preserving the job creating fraking industry so they can vote Republican.
 
2022-09-29 3:51:35 AM  

muck1969: Bennie Crabtree: muck1969: The panel should be expanded by including a dozen of the lowest-ranking politicians

Why does the panel have any politicians at all? Why should it have any in the future?

I entertain the idea of low-ranking pols on panel to reinforce at the beginning of their career the rules surrounding campaign finance, and that (hopefully) seniority doesn't guarantee safety the way it does now.

But wishes in one hand, shiat in the other.


Okay, that's an interesting point. There is potential.
 
2022-09-29 3:53:00 AM  

Walker: The six-member panel split 3-3, as is its usual practice, on whether to proceed, with Democrats voting yes and Republicans saying no. Four votes are needed for a full investigation to occur.

So no one will ever be prosecuted unless they are an independent. Got it.

/murica!


FEC releases damning 639 pages of violations by Bernie Sanders campaign (dailykos.com)
 
2022-09-29 3:54:17 AM  
Republicans:

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2022-09-29 3:58:54 AM  
It's a minor thing if we lock him up for four thousand years for the documents he stole.  And/or shoot him for attempted murder of Congress.
 
2022-09-29 4:09:34 AM  
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2022-09-29 4:14:16 AM  

jerryskid: All trump filth are subhuman vermin.

Let me tell you how I think of trump voters. One of my low-term neighbors - a 45yo - is a huge trump supporter. He came to me a few days ago to tell me he had found out he has what is apparently terminal butt cancer. He's going to go through a great deal and then finally die painfully from it. He wanted my support. I plan on helping him through it so I can be at his side as he dies, so I can whisper in his ear as he passes "You are going to burn in Hell, you filthy sack of shiat!" Perhaps I'll turn off his morphine drip just so he can hear me giggle as he writhes.

Guess who doesn't turn the other cheek, just like his god trump.

I will walk from his bedside, happy that another enemy of America died painfully. There is nothing positive about any trump filth.

I just hope he dies before he gets another chance to try to destroy America. All trump voters want to be treated as they treat America. I will grant this one his wish.


Amenz
 
2022-09-29 5:30:26 AM  
"Ugh, it happened so long ago. Can't we all just move on?"

I expect full success of Ex-Prez Orange Taint's "Delay-By-Any-Means-Necessary" gambit soon.
 
2022-09-29 5:37:45 AM  
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2022-09-29 6:05:16 AM  
Why does the FEC even exist at this point? Do they ever actually punish anyone meaningfully?
 
2022-09-29 6:07:36 AM  

jerryskid: All trump filth are subhuman vermin.

Let me tell you how I think of trump voters. One of my low-term neighbors - a 45yo - is a huge trump supporter. He came to me a few days ago to tell me he had found out he has what is apparently terminal butt cancer. He's going to go through a great deal and then finally die painfully from it. He wanted my support. I plan on helping him through it so I can be at his side as he dies, so I can whisper in his ear as he passes "You are going to burn in Hell, you filthy sack of shiat!" Perhaps I'll turn off his morphine drip just so he can hear me giggle as he writhes.

Guess who doesn't turn the other cheek, just like his god trump.

I will walk from his bedside, happy that another enemy of America died painfully. There is nothing positive about any trump filth.

I just hope he dies before he gets another chance to try to destroy America. All trump voters want to be treated as they treat America. I will grant this one his wish.


Morphine has a pretty long half life. You should probably stick up on narcan instead.
 
2022-09-29 6:08:12 AM  

Dictatorial_Flair: jerryskid: All trump filth are subhuman vermin.

Let me tell you how I think of trump voters. One of my low-term neighbors - a 45yo - is a huge trump supporter. He came to me a few days ago to tell me he had found out he has what is apparently terminal butt cancer. He's going to go through a great deal and then finally die painfully from it. He wanted my support. I plan on helping him through it so I can be at his side as he dies, so I can whisper in his ear as he passes "You are going to burn in Hell, you filthy sack of shiat!" Perhaps I'll turn off his morphine drip just so he can hear me giggle as he writhes.

Guess who doesn't turn the other cheek, just like his god trump.

I will walk from his bedside, happy that another enemy of America died painfully. There is nothing positive about any trump filth.

I just hope he dies before he gets another chance to try to destroy America. All trump voters want to be treated as they treat America. I will grant this one his wish.

Morphine has a pretty long half life. You should probably stick up on narcan instead.


Also that's unethical and you definitely shouldn't do it.
 
2022-09-29 6:36:10 AM  
Nevermind, I'm sure he's learned his lesson and won't do it again.
 
2022-09-29 6:37:55 AM  
So clearly no reason for the US Attys office to convene a grand jury despite its ability to do so, then.

We have the dumbest of governments.
 
2022-09-29 6:42:54 AM  

Dictatorial_Flair: jerryskid: All trump filth are subhuman vermin.

Let me tell you how I think of trump voters. One of my low-term neighbors - a 45yo - is a huge trump supporter. He came to me a few days ago to tell me he had found out he has what is apparently terminal butt cancer. He's going to go through a great deal and then finally die painfully from it. He wanted my support. I plan on helping him through it so I can be at his side as he dies, so I can whisper in his ear as he passes "You are going to burn in Hell, you filthy sack of shiat!" Perhaps I'll turn off his morphine drip just so he can hear me giggle as he writhes.

Guess who doesn't turn the other cheek, just like his god trump.

I will walk from his bedside, happy that another enemy of America died painfully. There is nothing positive about any trump filth.

I just hope he dies before he gets another chance to try to destroy America. All trump voters want to be treated as they treat America. I will grant this one his wish.

Morphine has a pretty long half life. You should probably stick up on narcan instead.


Morphine is radioactive?
 
2022-09-29 6:58:17 AM  

Aquapope: Dictatorial_Flair: jerryskid: All trump filth are subhuman vermin.

Let me tell you how I think of trump voters. One of my low-term neighbors - a 45yo - is a huge trump supporter. He came to me a few days ago to tell me he had found out he has what is apparently terminal butt cancer. He's going to go through a great deal and then finally die painfully from it. He wanted my support. I plan on helping him through it so I can be at his side as he dies, so I can whisper in his ear as he passes "You are going to burn in Hell, you filthy sack of shiat!" Perhaps I'll turn off his morphine drip just so he can hear me giggle as he writhes.

Guess who doesn't turn the other cheek, just like his god trump.

I will walk from his bedside, happy that another enemy of America died painfully. There is nothing positive about any trump filth.

I just hope he dies before he gets another chance to try to destroy America. All trump voters want to be treated as they treat America. I will grant this one his wish.

Morphine has a pretty long half life. You should probably stick up on narcan instead.

Morphine is radioactive?


It does have carbon in it, so probably a little bit. Half life is also a term in pharmacology and pharmacokinetics. It's a very similar concept. It's (roughly) how long it takes for the plasma levels of a drug to decrease by 50%. There is a lot more variation between individuals taking a certain drug than with radioactive isotopes, but it gives you a good idea of how long a drug will hang around after a dose.
 
2022-09-29 7:02:08 AM  

TorpedoOrca: Oh, you aren't running for office and trying to fix the system? You're just whining incessantly on Fark about it? Maybe try being the better person you say other people should be


I bet you whine about free speech a lot.
 
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