I know Bill Barr refuses to release the results of his Covid-19 test but shouldn’t someone who hasn’t seen it publish a “summary” of it that baselessly claims what‘s in it and the media has to print the allegation without attribution or does that only happen when Barr does it
— Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON MSNBC (@MattNegrin) October 10, 2020
BREAKING ?: Bill Barr's Justice Department concedes that Obama DID NOT "spy" on Trump or his campaign. https://t.co/KsALK0jKi1
— Matt Rogers ? ? (@Politidope) October 14, 2020
U.S. ethics groups say Barr uses DOJ as political tool, call for his impeachment https://t.co/isiGbMjdbu pic.twitter.com/8EZdnJ7Sph
— Reuters (@Reuters) October 13, 2020
Well, today he went to Albuquerque to tell a bunch of local cops that ‘violent criminals’ are bad people, up with which we should not put (hard sell, that)…
LIVE: Attorney General Barr will deliver updates on #OperationLegend at a law enforcement roundtable in #Albuquerque, New Mexico. https://t.co/UfuaeNcDoi https://t.co/lr6AjI0pGr
— Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) October 14, 2020
… which qualifies as proof-of-life, but not exactly proof-of-political-viability…
Opinion: Bill Barr’s bogus investigations keep coming up short https://t.co/ExaVmTeVw2
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 14, 2020
because HairFuhrer is NOT happy!
Trump Isn’t Ruling Out Replacing Bill Barr In A Second Term: ‘I’m Not Happy With All The Evidence I Have’ https://t.co/YJEAWCoFMh
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 14, 2020
I guess he wasn’t standing close enough to Patient Zero to catch the ‘rona (or else he got very, very lucky), but he hasn’t been able to avoid #ETTD.
Wouldn’t surprise me if Barr takes a lower profile for the foreseeable future. Under his desk would be good.
Haven’t seen the tweet, but heard on tv that Melania said on Twitter that Barron had also had the ‘Rona but he’s all negative again now.
He’s refused to release test results.
Spinal Tap reunion tonight, to benefit PA Dems. 9 pm Eastern. Any amount gets you in. Watch them. Fuck Trump and Barr. Big Bottom, Big Bottom, talk about fascists, Republicans got ’em …. VOTE THEM OUT!
Donate any amount to see the live Spinal Tap Cast Reunion [They suggest $28, but $11 would be fine, too.]
Barr’s results should be meaninglessly redacted. //
P.S. Barr must also be disbarred for that crap about Obama spying on the Trump campaign.
I’m confident Biden’s AG will do a better job finding dirt on Trump.
@Baud: It’s so easy when the criminal repeatedly confesses before crowds of
Just One More Canuck
@Elizabelle: how can I leave this behind?
Really? They made him host the event? I call bullshit on this Karen.
@Just One More Canuck: I know. Of all the songs, that’s the one that is the earworm.
@Patricia Kayden: Who knows, if Trump is desperate enough for money in a couple of years he might let the guy punch him for ten bucks. He might even turn it into an event, like a dunking booth at a fair.
If it comes down to a choice between that and letting his creditors (cough Russian mafia cough) hit him…
@Elizabelle: Donated. Even if I don’t watch, have to do my part. Go Dems!!
I’m just saying: the guy spent a lot of time hanging out with Kellyanne Conway during the nomination event.
So clearly he’s Patient Zero.
I’ve read that, for Onion articles, the headline is written first.
Since Trump doesn’t care whether the government works – he may even want the opposite – I half expect that after he loses, he’ll fire everyone he can, probably using them as scapegoats for the loss. “I would have won if Barr had told the truth about Obama spying on me” and so on.
I’d have to say this would be a net positive, since having no-one in the office has to be better than having someone monkey-wrenching everything they can find. Also it will hamper their efforts to destroy evidence.
That spray tan is unbelievable. But I guess it’s not that noticeable compared to all of the corruption and insanity and lying.
Mike in NC
Hopefully Bill Barr will choke out his last words while hooked up to a ventilator this weekend.
Barr looks like he has a big sad. Well, he always looks like that, but now he has a big sad bus coming at him and he’s going to be under its big sad wheels. So sad.
As seen in someone’s tweet earlier today:
Meanwhile, the president*s taxes are pointing to decades-long tax fraud and money laundering.
Where. Is. Our. National. Snooze. Media?
OMG new Biden & Co ad up “The Super-Spreader”, set to horror music – I’m dying
Schadenfreude alert. Washington Post Conservative Hack (but I repeat myself) Henry Olsen:
Trump’s flailing campaign is starting to look a lot like Jeb Bush’s
Olsen shilled for Trump for a long while, so chalk him up under “rat abandoning sinking ship”.
This isn’t going to keep me up at night, but if Barron had Covid, I wonder about his grandparents, with whom he lives and who are certainly in the higher risk for complications group.
Like I said, this isn’t a major worry of mine. More of a passing curiousity, and it’s already passed. Bye-bye.
I was squealing like a little girl when I got my email with the link. I soooooooo love that movie!
Anonymous At Work
All of this should tell Barr that he shouldn’t expect a pardon on his way out, and thus faces quite a few subpoenas and possibly lawsuits and/or charges from his time in office. Wonder how Barr will respond to being threaten by his God-Emperor?
@dmsilev: Olsen and the Abernathy person sound like a DougJ parody.
@dmsilev: Olsen’s been edging away from Trump for a while. Unlike Hewitt and Thiessen.
“This piece is called Lick My Love Pump.”
Actually Donnie, that’d be the evidence you don’t have.
Extra shade points to Kamala Harris who calmly started a question to Barrett with:
“You have only been on the bench a short time…”
Barrett hates Kamala. Her eyes lose their possessed righteous fervorness and narrow in focused death rays.
@schrodingers_cat: seconded. They’re just ridiculous.
@MattF: Olsen throws out a “gee I hope trumpov does X at some point soon or else he’s screwed” column about once a month.
Hewitt and Theissen probably get some sort of bonus in their wingnut welfare checks for staying the course.
Sheer jealousy. One is about to be VP, the other is about to be the person who…did nothing to keep trumpov in power, and got outvoted 7-6/8-5/9-4 on SCOTUS for three decades ;)
@schrodingers_cat: I used to live in the town Gary Abernathy is from. I wish my parents were still alive so I could ask them if they knew him. (Well I wish they were still alive for many other reasons, too). But it is extremely conservative. It’s basically Kentucky.
Reminds me of my favorite characters and songs from Les Misérables, the Thénardiers and “Master of the House / Beggars at the Feast”. We know where the wind is blowing, money is the stuff we smell…
Mike in NC
@MattF: Both hacks — Hewitt and Thiessen — are worrying about Biden packing the Supreme Court. Sounds like they know their shitheel is toast.
@Jeffro: Haha. The last line.
Trump should just fire Bill Barr now. In a karmic world, that would be karmic.
Trump only picks the top best people, so interesting that all the top best people end up, in Trump’s eyes, performing poorly, or betraying him, or disrespecting him.
Barr may be trimming to hedge his bets if this election turns into a wipe-out, and Trump isn’t happy about that at all.
Good thing that Trump makes his flunkies’ jobs so difficult. And that goes for people like McConnell who probably aren’t Trump flunkies but operators who to some extent think they can use Trump for their purposes. I don’t understand why McConnell is given such a free pass by the corporate news media. If anyone can inform me, please do so.
McConnell may be trying to dump Trump and save a GOP Senate as best he can, but doesn’t look like a winning strategy. I’ve read that he is trying to cut his losses and set up Biden for failure, but that seems desperate to me. I’ve read that McConnell can’t control the crazier GOP Senators, who are inspired by Trump’s nuttiness, and the worst thing for McConnell is public knowledge he is not a Master of the Universe, but a political thug who is in a very tight spot, and his only and best move is more obstruction and dishonesty.
Edit: to clarify, the desperation I am talking about is GOP Senate being the hard ‘no’ on more covid relieve, not the Pelosi/Mnuchin negotiations. If the corporate media decides to report that important fact, and bothers to ask McConnell about it, it won’t look good, and would be good for maybe a couple of Democratic Senate seats.
@Mike in NC: they should be worried. It’s literally the easiest thing in the world if/when we win the WH and Senate, and *poof* all their embrace of corruption, all those hundreds of millions of Koch dollars…it all goes swirling down the drain
Link? Nothing comes up via google. Is it as good as the new 2 min Springsteen Biden ad focused on PA? https://youtu.be/tJQZ7yG7Tdg
David ? ☘The Establishment☘? Koch
@Kent: sorry, I saw it on the twitters…don’t see it on YouTube yet.
@Anonymous At Work:
Hopefully he won’t write up the self pardon for Trump. Or if pressed, deliver a defective one that quickly fails in the courts.
@MazeDancer: I’m going to repost this here, as I fanboy Kamala Harris: https://hauntedwaterpark.com/collections/featured/products/kamala-rocks-tee
Lady has a lot of style and a lot of brains. She keeps showing us both, too.
I can’t remember who said this originally, but the reason McConnell is given a pass is that he isn’t embarrassed by how he operates. He will break every rule and take every opening and have no regrets. So if he’s pressured, he’s happy to say “yeah, I did that and am proud of it” or if the politics suit him just lie and say whatever will help his cause. It’s that immunity from embarrassment that makes him hard for the media to pin down, because they have a general rule that you always go to the subject of a piece for a comment rather than just running a piece that takes the subject of the piece down from an objective standpoint.
@Kent: Is this the ad?
Biden Ad Says Trump’s Failure To Lead ‘Destroyed’ The Economy | Morning Joe | MSNBC
Scarier than a spidey ad link
@BR: Good point. Fits with McConnell ghoulish chuckling through McGrath’s accurate charges against him in the debate. I just watched a few clips, but all show the same approach from McConnell: misdirect, lie, FU, mislead, repeat lie, FU, etc.
@JPL: Thanks. Trump going to threaten to sue over these ads, like he’s done before? I hope he does, since that seems to get the ads a lot of free media.
Amidst all the noise, they lying the deceiving and thieving there are always pandas on a slide.
@jl: Oops, sorry, the spot I posted was from months ago. Forgot to check the date. I think that was one of the ads that Trump threatened to sue over.
My personal favorite is the 11-inch Stonehenge.
If you area Dodger fan you might want to turn it on.
What’s going on?
It’s almost funny, his suggestions that Trump do something he is totally incapable of doing. Show some graciousness toward Biden. Show empathy with people suffering from COVID. Acknowledge that not everything is gravy. You know, things that any ordinary human being would almost instinctively do.
The one that was in danger of being crushed … by a dwarf?
@RSA: Not act like a crazed toxic goofball, who’s taken too many goofballs.
Yes, but let’s go with this longer clip that includes the moment when the misinterpretation of the measurements is realized.
@kindness: Not that he’ll actually do that, but I suspect that Trump is in fact dumb enough to fire his own cover-up artist right when he’s needed the most.
@Raven: Looks like they found their bats.
This is what the WWW was invented for.
@Patricia Kayden: Yea Patricia!
It may suffer for Stonehenge without the midgets, but should still be a lotta fun, and you may be able to watch it later, too.
@geg6: Thank YOU for reminding me it was tonight. All settled in. Will Koda and Lovey be watching, too??
And the dwarves trampling it. ?
This is a Cleo activity, for sure. Lovey snores too loud and Koda won’t go upstairs to my office. Cleo hangs up there with me. She is a quiet kitty who will drape herself on my neck and purr while I watch and listen and laugh my ass off.
@MattF: There are articles with the headlines?
I hope they recorded the reunion in Dublin!
“It’s not like dusting for fingerprints. You can’t dust for vomit. Scotland Yard doesn’t have that kind of technology.”
Can we the Mango Menace to fill in on drums? Just for one night? ??
I dunno why, but I feel like this is making me laugh *way* too hard.
Then again – I mean, fuck it, it’s Bill Barr, he deserves all the scorn, derision, and bad juju that’s coming his way.
@debbie: “No one knew…who they were…or what…they were doing there.”
I was sorely tempted by this one. I love how Hollywood is coming together to do such fun fundraisers for the Democrats – not only an insanely great way to raise money, but a giant FU to Trump. It’s got to gall him to the shallows of his shriveled little soul that Hollywood and Broadway and the music biz all despise him.
Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes
Trump in a dunking booth could be done virtually as a prison sentence. He’ll be obligated to climb back into the perch every time he’s dunked, and the tank is 6 feet deep so he has to get on his toes to keep his mouth out of the water, which is only changed every third day. He could get a 5 minute food break every 4 hours, along with a 5 hour sleep break. He’ll be in his customary navy suit, white shirt and red tie, which he’ll be allowed to change into another similar suit once a week.
Dunks can be purchased for $1000 apiece, proceeds to go toward hiring people at the IRS enforcement division and the SEC.
J R in WV
I can’t write the list from memory, but there’s a really long bullet list of people who worked for Trump and are now convicted felons, which would be a good mix with all the investigations of Democrats that resulted in no charges…
That was excellent
@Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes: make it a sliding scale of fees so that the average person can afford it, with fees ramping up for the upper middle class.