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3 hours ago, RUPERTKBD said:

Looks like Rudy Giuliani is trying to get blood from a stone.....

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/04/us/politics/rudy-giuliani-warrant-trump.html

 

Should be a piece of cake Rudy....everyone knows how generous Bone Spurs is with his money.....

 

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Might be a good idea for Agent Orange to pay Mayor Cousin ****er.  No real lawyer will be willing to defend the Bigot in Chief given his repeated refusal to pay his bills.

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Florida has joined it's neighbor Georgia, in passing a voter suppression bill. Governor DeSantis was evidently so "proud" of his work that he denied access to any journalist who doesn't work for Faux News....:rolleyes:

 

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/newspolitics/fox-news-was-the-only-news-outlet-allowed-to-cover-florida-gov-ron-desantis-signing-of-a-controversial-election-administration-bill/ar-BB1gqsQs?li=AAggNb9
 

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Only Fox News was able to cover Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' signing of Senate Bill 90, a controversial GOP-backed bill that will make major changes to voting and election administration.

Thursday's bill signing took place at the Airport Hilton in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Reporters from local and national outlets who showed up to cover the event were turned away, and told that Fox News would be exclusively covering the bill signing. The event was aired solely on "Fox & Friends," while all other TV cameras were banned, according to media outlets on the ground.

"FOX & Friends did not request or mandate that the May 6th event and/or interview with Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) be exclusive to FOX News Media entities," a Fox News spokesperson said in a statement to Insider.

This exclusion of news outlets stands in stark contrast to Florida's commitment to government transparency and its expansive open-records Sunshine Laws.

Prior to signing the bill, the "Fox & Friends" hosts asked DeSantis about topics including Caitlyn Jenner's gubernatorial campaign in California and touted his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. He was flanked by a crowd behind him who cheered at his answers to the hosts' questions and their praise of Florida's COVID-19 policies.

CBS12 was slated to be on scene to feed video footage of the bill signing to stations nationwide, but its crew was stopped from entering the event.

Amy Gardner of The Washington Post said it wasn't immediately clear to her whether the bill signing was an official gubernatorial event or a campaign event.

The Florida Sun Sentinel's Steve Bousquet posted photos of DeSantis campaign stickers being handed out to attendees.

The voting law that DeSantis signed, Senate Bill 90, adds new restrictions on ballot drop boxes, requires voters to apply for mail ballots more frequently, bans election officials from accepting private grants to fund elections, and expands the zone outside polling places where the solicitation of votes is prohibited.

 

I imagine the folks in Tampa are relieved that they had the Super Bowl last year.....

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7 hours ago, RUPERTKBD said:

Florida has joined it's neighbor Georgia, in passing a voter suppression bill. Governor DeSantis was evidently so "proud" of his work that he denied access to any journalist who doesn't work for Faux News....:rolleyes:

 

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/newspolitics/fox-news-was-the-only-news-outlet-allowed-to-cover-florida-gov-ron-desantis-signing-of-a-controversial-election-administration-bill/ar-BB1gqsQs?li=AAggNb9
 

I imagine the folks in Tampa are relieved that they had the Super Bowl last year.....

Is that even legal?

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1 minute ago, Canorth said:

Is that even legal?

Who knows? Seems like the definition of "legal" changes, depending on the political affiliation of judges and the guys who make the laws....

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The GQP is a tad upset with Democrat Zoe Lofgren. Why? Because she quoted them and allowed readers to reach their own conclusions......:rolleyes:

 

https://www.minnpost.com/eric-black-ink/2021/05/house-gop-members-vs-lofgren-a-complaint-over-accurate-quoting/

 

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I don’t know if this more hilarious or embarrassing to the U.S. House Republicans involved.

A number of House Republicans are demanding that U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren be disciplined, and for what?

As described by Washington Post conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin, Lofgren, D-California, did no more than compile things published on social media by Republicans whose votes and statements were designed to prevent Joe Biden from being declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election, and who argued that Donald Trump, notwithstanding having lost that election, had won it.

She didn’t characterize these expressions. She simply compiled and published a report on what Rubin (not Lofgren) called “a hodgepodge of conspiracy-mongering and lying about the 2020 election” by some of her across-the-aisle colleagues.

Some of the members, who were (I again emphasize) merely accurately quoted, filed a complaint with an obscure House body known as the “Communication Standards Commission” of the U.S. House accusing Lofgren of (this quote is from the complainants) “repeatedly violating the Commission’s rules of decorum and civility by personalizing and politicizing attacks on more than 100 Members of Congress for public statements they made on social media.”

The complaint was filed by Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter, R-Georgia, on behalf of himself and a great many other Republican members of the U.S. House. According to the Rubin column, the ranking Republican on the House Administration Committee, Rep. Rodney Davis of Illinois, had solicited the complaints and offered to facilitate the filing.

In defending herself against the hilarious accusation that she had violated a House rule by accurately quoting her colleagues’ obviously public statements, Lofgren wrote that her report was nothing more than “a mirror that lists Members’ own words. If there are screenshots of and/or links to communications that are ‘disparaging,’ including ‘personal insults, ad hominem attacks or attacks on a person’s character,’ those communications were made by the Members of Congress listed, not by me, and the Complainant could properly address his concerns to those Members.”

If that’s a little indirect, it might be translated a little sarcastically as alleging that the members who wrote and tweeted ridiculous falsehoods were the ones who attacked their own reputations, not Lofgren — who merely passed along things her colleagues had said or written of their own accord, and if anyone had leveled a character attack on those members, it was themselves on themselves.

She also quoted then-Senate Majority (now Minority) Leader Mitch McConnell as a witness on her side of the argument. If you want to see how that worked, here’s another link to the whole Rubin column, which I obviously found hilarious.

 

@ Republicans:

 

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So....much.....winning.....

 

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/24/entertainment/razzie-awards-2021-rudy-giuliani-mypillow-guy-trnd/

 

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After a year that didn't go as planned for anyone, Rudy Giuliani and Mike Lindell, aka the "MyPillow Guy," are among the winners -- if you can call them that -- of the 41st Golden Raspberry Awards, which are handed out to the worst in cinema every year.

The nine categories are voted on by 1,097 Razzie members in 50 states and about 25 countries.
The award for Worst Picture went to Lindell's documentary "Absolute Proof," which claims that a Chinese cyberattack flipped the 2020 election -- despite there being no evidence to back up the claim. Lindell, a vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump, also got a Worst Actor Razzie for the film.
Giuliani's awkward appearance in "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" left many wondering if he was in on the joke after he was caught on camera with his hand down his pants during a spoof interview -- he said he was tucking in his shirt. The former Trump lawyer won the Razzie for Worst Supporting Actor. Giuliani and his pants zipper were also recognized as the Worst Screen Combo.
The film "Music," featuring Kate Hudson and Maddie Ziegler, and directed by musician Sia, took the most Razzies this year with three.

 

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13 hours ago, thedestroyerofworlds said:


Could be fake news. Maybe he falls out of his office chair a lot and needs to buckle up to stay safe.  

 

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8 minutes ago, RUPERTKBD said:

Wow....:blink:

 

This Republican in Colorado actually referred to a black Democrat as "Buckwheat"......

 

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/05/07/colorado-legislature-confrontation-racist-term-newday-vpx.cnn


“That’s a term of endearment.”  Exactly how out of touch does that big fat pos ugly mfer think we are? (Those are just terms of endearment by the way.)  I’m sure he wonders what her beef is with the term.

 

 

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