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2018-01-02 01:36:04 PM  
As it stands, I'm fairly certain most of the Senate Intel Committee GOPers are either innocent or only dipped a toe into the wellspring of Russian conspiracy.

The House Intel Committee however, egads are they guilty. Either that or Donald/Russia has massive amounts of dirt on them that it would be in their political favor to destroy any/everything related to Russiagate investigations
 
2018-01-02 01:54:53 PM  

somedude210: As it stands, I'm fairly certain most of the Senate Intel Committee GOPers are either innocent or only dipped a toe into the wellspring of Russian conspiracy.


No, I assure you, they are as crooked as a dog's hind leg.
 
2018-01-02 02:05:39 PM  

somedude210: As it stands, I'm fairly certain most of the Senate Intel Committee GOPers are either innocent or only dipped a toe into the wellspring of Russian conspiracy.

The House Intel Committee however, egads are they guilty. Either that or Donald/Russia has massive amounts of dirt on them that it would be in their political favor to destroy any/everything related to Russiagate investigations


I reckon Putin realised a long time ago that American politicians, and probably most politicians all over the world, will take whatever money they can, so he's been buying them through his oligarchic buddies. Now he controls a few enough to make them look out for his interests.
 
2018-01-02 02:07:34 PM  

somedude210: As it stands, I'm fairly certain most of the Senate Intel Committee GOPers are either innocent or only dipped a toe into the wellspring of Russian conspiracy.

The House Intel Committee however, egads are they guilty. Either that or Donald/Russia has massive amounts of dirt on them that it would be in their political favor to destroy any/everything related to Russiagate investigations


I'm not sure how anyone could call themselves a republican and not have the complete destruction of this country and everything it stands for as a top priority.
 
2018-01-02 02:11:41 PM  

Glitchwerks: somedude210: As it stands, I'm fairly certain most of the Senate Intel Committee GOPers are either innocent or only dipped a toe into the wellspring of Russian conspiracy.

No, I assure you, they are as crooked as a dog's hind leg.


Más chueco que pedo de culebra.

More crooked than a snake's fart.
 
2018-01-02 02:37:43 PM  
Nunes? No, Nunes. Nunes?

The Art Dealers: New Neighbors - SNL
Youtube OXt0J2K0nEg
 
2018-01-02 02:44:58 PM  

BKITU: Nunes? No, Nunes. Nunes?

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/OXt0J2K0​nEg]


I loved Armisen's accent in that sketch. He nailed that fake euro-american Mentos thing.
 
2018-01-02 02:48:38 PM  
To the surprise of absolutely no one, this little gem at the bottom of TFA..

With just 18 days before President Trump completes his first year as president, he is now on track to exceed 2,000 false or misleading claims, according to our database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president. As of Monday, the total stood at 1,950 claims in 347 days, or an average of 5.6 claims a day.
 
2018-01-02 02:49:54 PM  
Boy, would that make for sickening reading. We already know that Nunes is corrupt as hell. To plumb those depths would require galoshes and oxygen tanks. Wouldn't want to die inhaling the sewage fumes.
 
2018-01-02 02:55:30 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Glitchwerks: somedude210: As it stands, I'm fairly certain most of the Senate Intel Committee GOPers are either innocent or only dipped a toe into the wellspring of Russian conspiracy.

No, I assure you, they are as crooked as a dog's hind leg.

Más chueco que pedo de culebra.

More crooked than a snake's fart.


More crooked than the footprints a drunk Richard Nixon wandering down the beach at San Clemente.
 
2018-01-02 03:28:52 PM  
That was a pretty derpy piece.
 
2018-01-02 03:31:03 PM  

Cletus C.: That was a pretty derpy piece.


reading is teh hard
 
2018-01-02 03:31:33 PM  

Cletus C.: That was a pretty derpy piece.


What, specifically, do you take issue with?
 
2018-01-02 03:31:36 PM  
As Hunter Thompson would say, "So crooked, he needs servants to help screw on his pants in the morning."
 
2018-01-02 03:31:39 PM  
Treasonweasels is the name of my ___________ cover band.
 
2018-01-02 03:31:50 PM  
Trumpkin = treasonous traitorous borscht swilling evil
 
2018-01-02 03:32:07 PM  

somedude210: As it stands, I'm fairly certain most of the Senate Intel Committee GOPers are either innocent or only dipped a toe into the wellspring of Russian conspiracy.

The House Intel Committee however, egads are they guilty. Either that or Donald/Russia has massive amounts of dirt on them that it would be in their political favor to destroy any/everything related to Russiagate investigations


and gowdy is chair of oversight. Joy
 
2018-01-02 03:32:45 PM  

Slaxl: somedude210: As it stands, I'm fairly certain most of the Senate Intel Committee GOPers are either innocent or only dipped a toe into the wellspring of Russian conspiracy.

The House Intel Committee however, egads are they guilty. Either that or Donald/Russia has massive amounts of dirt on them that it would be in their political favor to destroy any/everything related to Russiagate investigations

I reckon Putin realised a long time ago that American politicians, and probably most politicians all over the world, will take whatever money they can, so he's been buying them through his oligarchic buddies. Now he controls a few enough to make them look out for his interests.


To me the amount of money individual GOP reps took to sell out the US is the saddest thing about all of this. I got it, politicians are bad bla bla bla, but most of these people sold out for the cost of a mid size sedan. C'mon guys, you're not an MP in Barbados you're a Senator of the United States of America and deserve AT LEAST a Jaguar F type.
 
2018-01-02 03:32:55 PM  
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2018-01-02 03:34:08 PM  

grumpfuff: Cletus C.: That was a pretty derpy piece.

What, specifically, do you take issue with?


The 'reading' part.
 
2018-01-02 03:35:23 PM  
Cool, cool. Now how much is he going to win his district by this November?
 
2018-01-02 03:35:27 PM  

grumpfuff: Cletus C.: That was a pretty derpy piece.

What, specifically, do you take issue with?


you know better. Pull the hook out and move on
 
2018-01-02 03:36:12 PM  

This Is Bold Text: somedude210: As it stands, I'm fairly certain most of the Senate Intel Committee GOPers are either innocent or only dipped a toe into the wellspring of Russian conspiracy.

The House Intel Committee however, egads are they guilty. Either that or Donald/Russia has massive amounts of dirt on them that it would be in their political favor to destroy any/everything related to Russiagate investigations

I'm not sure how anyone could call themselves a republican and not have the complete destruction of this country and everything it stands for as a top priority.


Its not a priority, its just a consequence. Not sure if its unintended or not, though.
 
2018-01-02 03:36:18 PM  
Devin Nunes, what went on in your head?
Oh, Mr, Nunes did you talk to the dead?
Your life style seemed to me so tragic...etc.
(you know that would be a great parody cover song)
 
2018-01-02 03:36:31 PM  
It sure seems like there's plenty of guilt to go around.  The House doesn't need to keep it all to themselves.
 
2018-01-02 03:37:45 PM  

grumpfuff: Cletus C.: That was a pretty derpy piece.

What, specifically, do you take issue with?


He's a Russian troll.
 
2018-01-02 03:38:07 PM  

shinji3i: Slaxl: somedude210: As it stands, I'm fairly certain most of the Senate Intel Committee GOPers are either innocent or only dipped a toe into the wellspring of Russian conspiracy.

The House Intel Committee however, egads are they guilty. Either that or Donald/Russia has massive amounts of dirt on them that it would be in their political favor to destroy any/everything related to Russiagate investigations

I reckon Putin realised a long time ago that American politicians, and probably most politicians all over the world, will take whatever money they can, so he's been buying them through his oligarchic buddies. Now he controls a few enough to make them look out for his interests.

To me the amount of money individual GOP reps took to sell out the US is the saddest thing about all of this. I got it, politicians are bad bla bla bla, but most of these people sold out for the cost of a mid size sedan. C'mon guys, you're not an MP in Barbados you're a Senator of the United States of America and deserve AT LEAST a Jaguar F type.


I wouldn't be surprised if even the people who don't think Russia owns them took money from Russia via some PAC.  It would give Russia leverage over them if they needed it.
 
2018-01-02 03:38:48 PM  

RolandTGunner: Treasonweasels is the name of my ___________ cover band.


Furry, taTu cover band?
 
2018-01-02 03:39:30 PM  
1. Do it.
2. refer to 1.
 
2018-01-02 03:39:58 PM  
FTFA: In an interview with me, Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut - the No. 2 Democrat on the House intel committee - said that Democrats are seriously exploring the possibility of issuing a minority report that details (among other things) the degree to which Republicans tried to impede a full investigation, should that end up happening.

Let's analyze that closely.

-"Seriously exploring" is a meaningless phrase.  It means someone is thinking about it.
-"Issuing a minority report" is a meaningless act.  It's a complaint by the outnumbered members of the committee.
-"The degree to which Repubicans tried to impede a full investigation" is vague and may not include any actual obstruction, or may only mean a "full" investigation was not conducted, with comprehensiveness possibly not even being relevant.
-"should that end up happening" is the real crowning weasel phrase since it means none of this could even matter, and may not have even occurred.

tl;dr: useless speculation clickbait bullshiat on par with all the "TRUMP IS GOING TO FIRE MUELLER BEFORE XMAS WHAARRRRRGARLLBBBLBLBLLB!!!" red meat headlines from last month.
 
2018-01-02 03:40:44 PM  

moothemagiccow: Cool, cool. Now how much is he going to win his district by this November?


Nunes just voted to raise his constituent's taxes by a pretty substantial amount (that SALT deduction will bite hard in CA) so his reelection is not a sure thing.  CA-22 is a top Democratic target.
 
2018-01-02 03:41:36 PM  
This past year has tested my ability to use measured language.
 
2018-01-02 03:43:29 PM  
Republicans were presented with a challenge; even the most extreme gerrymandering possible could not address the fact that they were at maximum vote capacity for their base.

When they realized they would still be short, they accepted an offer from Russia to provide an apparatus to sway the election at the very least through Social Media and quite possibly to interfere directly with voting.

They maintained a smoke screen that Hillary Clinton was the most unlikable candidate, when public support and standard statistic models overwhelmingly favored her victory. When Donald Trump beat 99 to 1 odds to secure a nearly impossible victory they had their talking points ready and Jill Stein, another Russian stooge, to lead the way on targeted recounts in places where they knew there was no interference.

It was obvious during the election, it was obvious after the election and it is obvious today; at the highest levels Republican Leadership was complicit in the plan to enlist Russian aid with directly interfering with our elections in order to create a very undemocratic outcome.
 
2018-01-02 03:46:08 PM  

that was my nickname in highschool: This past year has tested my ability to use measured language.


I will be using that phrase.  A lot.
 
2018-01-02 03:46:42 PM  

Nied: moothemagiccow: Cool, cool. Now how much is he going to win his district by this November?

Nunes just voted to raise his constituent's taxes by a pretty substantial amount (that SALT deduction will bite hard in CA) so his reelection is not a sure thing.  CA-22 is a top Democratic target.


But we cannot underestimate the amount of dum dums in that district, so Nunes might survive.
 
2018-01-02 03:46:56 PM  

lordjupiter: -"The degree to which Repubicans tried to impede a full investigation" is vague and may not include any actual obstruction, or may only mean a "full" investigation was not conducted, with comprehensiveness possibly not even being relevant.


It gets exactly the type and scope of shiat republicans are ignoring in favor of their russian masters on the record.
 
2018-01-02 03:47:12 PM  
Every Republican politician is dirty as fark. I don't need a report to know that.
 
2018-01-02 03:47:39 PM  

lordjupiter: tl;dr: useless speculation clickbait bullshiat on par with all the "TRUMP IS GOING TO FIRE MUELLER BEFORE XMAS WHAARRRRRGARLLBBBLBLBLLB!!!" red meat headlines from last month.


You are missing the point.

We may never know if Trump would have fired Mueller before the end of the year. Heck, the Russians may have invaded Ukraine during Zapad in 2017. But reporting on it cast light on practical intentions, and it is probable that all those articles that you are currently decrying may have actually kept Mueller employed, since those articles readied a massive Democratic response if he had chosen to fire Mueller.

This article may be a puff piece, but the reality is that the Democrats are being stonewalled by the Russpublican party and are threatening to go to the press, which will likely affect how Nunes behaves.
 
2018-01-02 03:49:19 PM  

lordjupiter: FTFA: In an interview with me, Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut - the No. 2 Democrat on the House intel committee - said that Democrats are seriously exploring the possibility of issuing a minority report that details (among other things) the degree to which Republicans tried to impede a full investigation, should that end up happening.

Let's analyze that closely.

-"Seriously exploring" is a meaningless phrase.  It means someone is thinking about it.
-"Issuing a minority report" is a meaningless act.  It's a complaint by the outnumbered members of the committee.
-"The degree to which Repubicans tried to impede a full investigation" is vague and may not include any actual obstruction, or may only mean a "full" investigation was not conducted, with comprehensiveness possibly not even being relevant.
-"should that end up happening" is the real crowning weasel phrase since it means none of this could even matter, and may not have even occurred.

tl;dr: useless speculation clickbait bullshiat on par with all the "TRUMP IS GOING TO FIRE MUELLER BEFORE XMAS WHAARRRRRGARLLBBBLBLBLLB!!!" red meat headlines from last month.


Not bad, товарищ.
Но, всё же таки, это читается лучше в оригинальном Эгипетском.
 
2018-01-02 03:49:54 PM  

lordjupiter: FTFA: In an interview with me, Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut - the No. 2 Democrat on the House intel committee - said that Democrats are seriously exploring the possibility of issuing a minority report that details (among other things) the degree to which Republicans tried to impede a full investigation, should that end up happening.

Let's analyze that closely.

-"Seriously exploring" is a meaningless phrase.  It means someone is thinking about it.
-"Issuing a minority report" is a meaningless act.  It's a complaint by the outnumbered members of the committee.
-"The degree to which Repubicans tried to impede a full investigation" is vague and may not include any actual obstruction, or may only mean a "full" investigation was not conducted, with comprehensiveness possibly not even being relevant.
-"should that end up happening" is the real crowning weasel phrase since it means none of this could even matter, and may not have even occurred.

tl;dr: useless speculation clickbait bullshiat on par with all the "TRUMP IS GOING TO FIRE MUELLER BEFORE XMAS WHAARRRRRGARLLBBBLBLBLLB!!!" red meat headlines from last month.


That might play on FauxNews as a parallel to the "The Russians didn't interfere in the election. Well they did, but they didn't hack any voting machines and Trump didn't collude with them.  Collusion isn't a crime.  Well except when Hillary Clinton and Obama do it......."  modified limited hangout narrative, but it isn't going to play outside the conservative bubble.
 
2018-01-02 03:50:42 PM  
Thanks, Nunes.  This is like a bonus.  Not only will the Trump campaign conspiracy come to light, but the ham-fisted cover-up will open a few extra seats and tarnish the already "worse than dogfood" Republican brand.
 
2018-01-02 03:51:27 PM  

NathanAllen: Republicans were presented with a challenge; even the most extreme gerrymandering possible could not address the fact that they were at maximum vote capacity for their base.

When they realized they would still be short, they accepted an offer from Russia to provide an apparatus to sway the election at the very least through Social Media and quite possibly to interfere directly with voting.

They maintained a smoke screen that Hillary Clinton was the most unlikable candidate, when public support and standard statistic models overwhelmingly favored her victory. When Donald Trump beat 99 to 1 odds to secure a nearly impossible victory they had their talking points ready and Jill Stein, another Russian stooge, to lead the way on targeted recounts in places where they knew there was no interference.

It was obvious during the election, it was obvious after the election and it is obvious today; at the highest levels Republican Leadership was complicit in the plan to enlist Russian aid with directly interfering with our elections in order to create a very undemocratic outcome.


that was my nickname in highschool: This past year has tested my ability to use measured language.


These two posts go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly, and they're right next to each other to boot!
 
2018-01-02 03:54:11 PM  

Wessoman: lordjupiter: tl;dr: useless speculation clickbait bullshiat on par with all the "TRUMP IS GOING TO FIRE MUELLER BEFORE XMAS WHAARRRRRGARLLBBBLBLBLLB!!!" red meat headlines from last month.

You are missing the point.

We may never know if Trump would have fired Mueller before the end of the year. Heck, the Russians may have invaded Ukraine during Zapad in 2017. But reporting on it cast light on practical intentions, and it is probable that all those articles that you are currently decrying may have actually kept Mueller employed, since those articles readied a massive Democratic response if he had chosen to fire Mueller.

This article may be a puff piece, but the reality is that the Democrats are being stonewalled by the Russpublican party and are threatening to go to the press, which will likely affect how Nunes behaves.


The term "Fleet in Being" is applicable here.
 
2018-01-02 03:54:58 PM  
The Russians have gotten their hooks into more than just the GOP in DC. Keep in mind that Russian Active Measures have sought to coopt (sometimes not entirely knowingly) pols on ALL sides of the political spectrum. Don't forget that Jill Stein was sitting at that table wih Flynn and Putin and many of the Bernie Bros were really Bernie Comrades.

A full reckoning of RU influence in our politics will take down figures on the Right and the Left. If we make this entirely about the Rs then we play right into Putin's hands. He wants to divide us and have us fighting each other when what we really need to do is clean house.

That means getting our hands dirty at least for a little bit.
 
2018-01-02 03:55:37 PM  

that was my nickname in highschool: This past year has tested my ability to use measured language.


This year has tested my ability to stay away from 24hour liquor stores.
 
2018-01-02 03:58:11 PM  

Vermithrax Perjorative: The Russians have gotten their hooks into more than just the GOP in DC. Keep in mind that Russian Active Measures have sought to coopt (sometimes not entirely knowingly) pols on ALL sides of the political spectrum. Don't forget that Jill Stein was sitting at that table wih Flynn and Putin and many of the Bernie Bros were really Bernie Comrades.

A full reckoning of RU influence in our politics will take down figures on the Right and the Left. If we make this entirely about the Rs then we play right into Putin's hands. He wants to divide us and have us fighting each other when what we really need to do is clean house.

That means getting our hands dirty at least for a little bit.


Both sides are equally bad, you say? For whom shall we vote?
 
2018-01-02 04:00:46 PM  

Archidude: Vermithrax Perjorative: The Russians have gotten their hooks into more than just the GOP in DC. Keep in mind that Russian Active Measures have sought to coopt (sometimes not entirely knowingly) pols on ALL sides of the political spectrum. Don't forget that Jill Stein was sitting at that table wih Flynn and Putin and many of the Bernie Bros were really Bernie Comrades.

A full reckoning of RU influence in our politics will take down figures on the Right and the Left. If we make this entirely about the Rs then we play right into Putin's hands. He wants to divide us and have us fighting each other when what we really need to do is clean house.

That means getting our hands dirty at least for a little bit.

Both sides are equally bad, you say? For whom shall we vote?


Definitely vote Republican. If a group is more willing to put themselves out there for all to see their corruption, then that shows courage, whereas the Demolibs hide behind alternative facts and distraction techniques all the while they downplay Trump's major accomplishments. All of them. Even his saving all of those people from that burning building. Bet you haven't heard of that one? no? See what I am sayin'?
 
2018-01-02 04:00:46 PM  

Nied: The term "Fleet in Being" is applicable here.


Actually, it's a perfect term because "Fleet in Being" entails some risk, but is a sound naval strategy.

The Democrats threatening to go public with Nunes's behavior may serve to curtail Nunes. If things go south and the Democrats do drop a story, it certainly will affect the GOP brand in a huge way. The risk is that the Democratic revelations may play into GOP strategy of rendering the Mueller investigation as a partisan argument, but the upside is that seeing the Republicans openly line up to toss Putin's salad will severely depress GOP turnout in 2018.
 
2018-01-02 04:04:01 PM  

shinji3i: To me the amount of money individual GOP reps took to sell out the US is the saddest thing about all of this. I got it, politicians are bad bla bla bla, but most of these people sold out for the cost of a mid size sedan. C'mon guys, you're not an MP in Barbados you're a Senator of the United States of America and deserve AT LEAST a Jaguar F type.


GOP: It's not about quality, it's about quantity.
 
2018-01-02 04:04:20 PM  

ArkPanda: shinji3i: Slaxl: somedude210: As it stands, I'm fairly certain most of the Senate Intel Committee GOPers are either innocent or only dipped a toe into the wellspring of Russian conspiracy.

The House Intel Committee however, egads are they guilty. Either that or Donald/Russia has massive amounts of dirt on them that it would be in their political favor to destroy any/everything related to Russiagate investigations

I reckon Putin realised a long time ago that American politicians, and probably most politicians all over the world, will take whatever money they can, so he's been buying them through his oligarchic buddies. Now he controls a few enough to make them look out for his interests.

To me the amount of money individual GOP reps took to sell out the US is the saddest thing about all of this. I got it, politicians are bad bla bla bla, but most of these people sold out for the cost of a mid size sedan. C'mon guys, you're not an MP in Barbados you're a Senator of the United States of America and deserve AT LEAST a Jaguar F type.

I wouldn't be surprised if even the people who don't think Russia owns them took money from Russia via some PAC.  It would give Russia leverage over them if they needed it.


i've been saying for over a year that a shtload of repubs (and probably some dems) have been taking dark money that's a little shadier than usual and as they dig into russia's methods and sources are evacuating their bowels.

'course there won't be any real consequences, but the cold sweat of dread and living in a waking nightmare is the least of what they deserve.
 
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