Biden Speech LIVE right now (Open Thread) by WaterGirl| April 14, 20234:44 pm| 66 CommentsThis post is in: Open ThreadsFacebookTweetEmail
Biden go bragh!
Has Biden made it to the towns his ancestors came from that were preparing for a visit just in case?
@Old School:That’s where he is speaking.
That was fun! What a cool story about his great-great-grandfather who made many of the bricks used in the construction of the cathedral where POTUS was speaking.
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Mayo for Sam!
Sam McGuire cup is the men’s Gaelic football final cup.
Mayo unfortunately has a curse they can’t break preventing them from winning it.
Off topic: this may have been mentioned elsewhere, but I read on Twitter (which I do not support) that Fox is in the midst of negotiations with cable providers and this is a good time for subscribers to pressure their cable and dish providers to drop the “Fox Fee” (whereby Fox is the most expensive channel and consumers are required to buy it with their cable packages). There’s more info at https://www.nofoxfee.com/ and https://unfoxmycablebox.com/
The thread is here
Unfortunately, I heard the other day that Biden misspoke, saying “All Blacks” (the New Zealand national rugby team) instead of “Black and Tans”, the infamous British police force deployed during the independence movement in the 1920’s. This was apparently the most outrageous gaffe in the history of American foreign policy, according to Fox. It could have been worse, though. Imagine if he had used his trip as a shameless promotional tour for his golf resorts or something.
Anyways, he was well received and very welcome in Ireland for sure.
OMG, that walkout music!
@AlaskaReader: No. In case that wasn’t clear, Fuck no.
I know, I know. You are a fellow traveler performing a public service to inform the naive. It’s a dirty job you do but tbh I don’t think anyone here is that naive. ;-)
Wow. Cardinal Alito’s jurisprudence actually bumped into the law. That’s likely to be temporary since he now needs to carefully craft an opinion based on 10th century BCE* hunter-gatherer tribal customs that bans the use of mifepristone altogether.
*Undoubtedly, Alito will use BC — before Christ — and reject BCE — before the common era.
Also did not lean over and puke in the lap of a foreign dignitary.
Dropkick Murphys for the win!
Best POTUS walk up music in the history of the form.
You know what they say about articles of faith…
Jim, Foolish Literalist
welp, 24 just got a little less funny
I’m only surprised his ambitious delusion wasn’t stronger
ETA: I wonder if trump will still have to give Eric five dollars for that hilarious Mike Pompe-ous joke
@Jim, Foolish Literalist:
Wow. I hope Geminid is around. I would love to hear his take.
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@TriassicSands: I saw and he demanded updating briefing. Basically, it reads like, “So much of this is crap that even the Republican College of Cardinals can’t defend the opinions when they come to court. Try to give us an actual fig leaf.”
@TriassicSands: That’s 10th century BCE* hunter-gatherer libel.
@OzarkHillbilly: Thanks, I thought Alaskareader was spamming us.
@NotMax: Good times.
What I was referring to there was what Alito did with the Dobbs decision. He thinks he can go back in history, even to a time when science didn’t really exist, to find support for decisions concerning science and medicine. The man is too dishonest and deceitful for me to even comprehend.
@Baud: I’m a little surprised. Pompeo’s an ambitious guy. Maybe he’s hoping to catch the party on the rebound in 2028. I think he’ll be 64 then.
Ed. A hardheaded calculation by Pompeo of his chances next year might have led to the conclusion that even if he could win the nomination, it would be worthless on account of Trump undermining his candidacy in the general election. Trump and his hard core supporters are as vindictive as they come, and it would not take that many of them boycotting Pompeo to sink him.
@TriassicSands: Temporary stay ends midnight Wednesday.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
@Geminid: the most forgettable SoS since… that guy who came before him, the one who got the axe while on the crapper
@Geminid: I think that is it. 2024 may be better for us than them? We are many of us very roused.
OT: A Florida Rep who’s sponsoring a bill to ban drag shows “to protect children” since children can’t be LGBTQ. apparently… Would be fine with erasing all LGBTQ people. His wife is putting on a risqué burlesque show. Fundraiser I guess.
@Jim, Foolish Literalist:
@TriassicSands: No, I know what you were referring to. It’s still libel.
It will never not amaze me that Republicans are so eager to embrace the rulings of Catholics on the Supreme Court after their hysteria at the idea of a Catholic president.
“Most of anti-Catholic sentiment rested in border and Southern states”
@Jim, Foolish Literalist: I don’t think Pompeo was forgettable. He did a Hell of a lot of damage. Just rolled over on everything against Russia. Tillerson fired half of the State Department, but he didn’t leave his ambassadors out there to be threatened and run off undefended. Pompeo did that.
@Geminid: He figures he can wait until TFG croaks.
@Jim, Foolish Literalist: Rex! How quickly we forget.
@sab: Yeah, I’m not going to forget him any time soon.
@Geminid: Or maybe he thinks he may get burned in some of the T investigations.
@Jim, Foolish Literalist: LOL. Literally.
@zhena gogolia: Tillerson ran a huge multinational for a decade. Pompeo ran a small midwestern company before his benefactors moved him on to politics. Major difference in experience there.
ETA I don’t even think Pompeo knew what he was breaking. But he broke it.
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@Jim, Foolish Literalist:
@WaterGirl: Pompeo’s a shrewd guy who looks out for Number 1, so he may have avoided compromising actions. For example, Pompeo seems to have stayed clear of Trump’s plotting after the 2020 election. There was nothing in it for him but trouble.
Thanks. I wonder who else will bow out.
ETA, that feels like decades ago.
Is it “bowing out” if you shoot yourself in the foot while it’s in your mouth? Asking for Tim Scott.
@KenK: When those on the left have tried similar campaigns they can be effective for the short term, but all too often, the effort is lost to the recurrent apathy on the part of the left leaning consumers.
Leonard Leo’s dark money needs an effective counter.
@Geminid: Someone on Twitter suggested it was a money problem.
That’s what my original comment says. That’s why Alito has his work cut out for him. He has to come up with an imaginary justification for a permanent banning of mifepristone. He’s shown us before that his reasoning can be nonsensical, but he’s got to get a lot of words down on paper to make it look like there is actual substance.
I don’t know what the court will do. Roberts and Kavanaugh could create a lefty majority. Roberts wanted to end up with a total ban (Dobbs), but he wanted to do it gradually so it at least superficially looked like it was based on actual deliberation and not a foregone conclusion, which is what it was.
Kavanaugh? Who knows. It could depend on how many beers he’s had.
@Baud: Uh oh. Are you asking that rhetorically or are you grooming us to accept the coming suspension of the Baud 202X! campaign? Maybe you could donate the exclamation point to Tim Scott’s campaign, because he could use it.
All of them except Trump. The only way this changes is if Trump is convicted.
What makes you think this will be any more effective than attempts on the left have been?
@Betty: That could be. I figured Pompeo’s Koch brothers connection would spring enough money loose for a campaign.
I wonder who the money men will back? A lot of them seem convinced that Trump’s a loser and a hazard for down-ballot candidates. Maybe they will back DeSantis despite his flaws.
But it’s not my problem, and I’m glad of that. Karl Rove can sweat this one.
This is a perfect opportunity to rule on procedure rather than the merits. The suit should have been bounced already for failures on standing and timeliness, and I expect any justices who don’t want to grapple with the substance of the suit to rely on those to dismiss it.
…only if you choose to ignore the fact that he promised a smooth transition to Trump’s second term.
Pompeo said it was “ridiculous” to think Trump’s refusal to admit defeat undermines U.S. efforts to promote free elections abroad.
@Roger Moore: So Leonard Leo’s efforts are ineffective and can be marginalized…. ? I’ll let you run with that.
Me, I’d rather increase the pressure on breaking that habitual and recurrent apathy on the left.
@AlaskaReader: I did not say Pompeo was a good guy. I just said he steered clear of criminal law violations.
@Geminid: Was that the wording you employed?
…I remember this being the reality
LOL! : )
@Tom Levenson: :-)
Thanks for the linky. Good stuff. Biden’s people, and Biden’s hosts, know what they’re doing.
Biden would probably like to take Ballina home with him. He really loved that evening.
@AlaskaReader: I was responding to someone wondering if Pompeo’s decision was influenced by upcoming investigations. That was the plain context of my comment.
And like I told you a few nights ago, I’m not playing your cryptic and condescending word games.
@Geminid: Words have specific meanings, even if you don’t acknowledge that, others aren’t always easily confused.
@Geminid: I am not one to underestimate Pompeo. I thought he was an idiot and Trump would blow him up. That did not happen. That boy knows the ropes.
Right. And that is a favorite dodge for Roberts since he knows the difference between decisions that will be considered illegitimate and those based on actual law. Will Kavanaugh go along? I don’t know.
This should be an easy call, even for the religious zealots, but…
David 🌈 ☘The Establishment☘🌈 Koch
Pompeo is a bore.
The yahoos aren’t going to vote for boring (like Kashich or ¡Jeb!) anymore.
That won’t stop him from running. If he wins, he’ll simply pardon himself. Conviction might — might — ensure defeat, but you have to have more confidence in the American electorate than I do to feel any sort of confidence.
Two points about conviction. First, how likely is it that any of the most important cases will be wrapped up in the next 18 months. Trump is a master at delay.
And second, if a single MAGAt manages to get on a jury, it would likely mean a hung jury.
If I ever get my hands on the guy who said, “May you live in interesting times….”
@sab: Other than apron stringing on some of his Academy mates, being a glorified oilfield supply clerk and his wing nut welfare stint with Flint Hills, I’m wondering what these ‘ropes’ are?
Until Trump embedded his fellow fascist at the CIA I doubt little or no one outside of Kansas had any idea who he was.