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LawBeefaroni wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:49 pm
Holman wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:10 pm (with help from China, Iran, Antifa, and the Caravan).
Chiran and Caratifa. Soon to be Chifa.

Wait, can't forget COVID. Covivififa.
How about just covfefe?
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Holman wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:10 pm
malchior wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:55 am Well he has gone further and ordered an investigation into the Mayor of Seattle for allowing the CHAZ thing to happen. The DOJ is a full-on Trumpist organization right now. Though to be somewhat fair to the good people resisting this absolute corruption, I'm pleasantly surprised that Durham apparently is currently resisting pressure to release the 'Russia investigation' investigation report.
Barr will have it out one way or another, and it will prove that Biden was behind a scheme to undermine Donald Trump from the beginning (with help from China, Iran, Antifa, and the Caravan).
Durham can have significant impact on how anything that Barr does on this is covered by the media, though. Barr wants headlines like "U.S. Attorney 'Strongly Considering' Criminal Charges Against Authors of Russia Probe", but Durham can cause those headlines to be "Barr Releases Controversial 'Report' On Russia Probe Over Objections From U.S. Attorney".
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coopasonic wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:02 pm
LawBeefaroni wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:49 pm
Holman wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:10 pm (with help from China, Iran, Antifa, and the Caravan).
Chiran and Caratifa. Soon to be Chifa.

Wait, can't forget COVID. Covivififa.
How about just covfefe?
He predicted all this, we just misunderstood.

Also, turns out that the cure for COVID is a di-iron hydrogenase. He told us. We didn't listen. COV[ID cure is ]FeFe.

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LawBeefaroni wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:49 pm Covivififa.
Ah HA! It's all falling into place.
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Michael Caputo — the top spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services who recently took medical leave following controversial social media posts — has been diagnosed with metastatic head and neck cancer, according to a new report by the Buffalo News.
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Caputo, who was appointed assistant secretary of public affairs in April, has seen his short tenure marked with a litany of controversies. In April and May, CNN unearthed a series of since-deleted tweets in which Caputo made racist comments about Chinese people and directed sexist comments toward women.

The controversy intensified in September when Politico detailed how Caputo, an ally of disgraced campaign advisor Roger Stone, allegedly worked to interfere with CDC findings on COVID-19.

Just last week, Caputo announced he would be taking a 60-day medical leave, days after posting a bizarre video on social media in which he claimed government scientists were practicing "sedition" and warned of an armed revolt.
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Guess that paranoia was indicative of something much worse. I hate to say it but a dirty tricks player off the board is welcome news.
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LawBeefaroni wrote: Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:14 pm Emily Miller out as FDA spokesperson.
"Effective immediately, Emily Miller will no longer serve the FDA as the assistant commissioner for media affairs and will no longer be the official spokesperson for the Agency," Hahn wrote in an email to senior leaders that was shared with POLITICO. "I will appoint someone to an acting role in that position in the interim."
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Colleagues said that Miller, with no prior medical or science experience, was a bad fit inside an agency rushing to fight a pandemic. "There was an inability to do anything inside the agency," said one health official. "She couldn't even pronounce convalescent plasma."

No medical experience? No Agency experience? She must have had some sort of redeeming qualities, no?
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Back in August, the Food and Drug Administration ousted Emily Miller from her role as the agency’s top spokesperson. Miller, a right-wing activist and former One America News reporter, was installed in the FDA by the White House and given the role of assistant commissioner for media affairs, a role typically held by nonpartisan civil servants. She held the post for a mere 11 days and was fired amid intense controversy after several high-profile agency missteps.

But now it appears that Miller never left the FDA. She’s still at the regulatory agency and has since been given a new—perhaps more prestigious—title. And as before, she is causing problems for the agency.

Miller is now the senior advisor to the chief of staff at the FDA. As an FDA employee, she has publicly promoted an unapproved drug as being “like a cure” for COVID-19 on Twitter. Her tweets support unproven and potentially dangerous statements from President Trump and may violate FDA regulations. The drug she promoted is currently being reviewed by the FDA for emergency use, raising concerns about the agency’s impartiality.

Though Miller’s Twitter account has been altered in recent days to remove her title at the FDA and any connection to the agency, she is still listed on the FDA’s website. The website does not list her new or old title, however.
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Isgrimnur wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:22 pm
LawBeefaroni wrote: Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:14 pm Emily Miller out as FDA spokesperson.
"Effective immediately, Emily Miller will no longer serve the FDA as the assistant commissioner for media affairs and will no longer be the official spokesperson for the Agency," Hahn wrote in an email to senior leaders that was shared with POLITICO. "I will appoint someone to an acting role in that position in the interim."
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Colleagues said that Miller, with no prior medical or science experience, was a bad fit inside an agency rushing to fight a pandemic. "There was an inability to do anything inside the agency," said one health official. "She couldn't even pronounce convalescent plasma."

No medical experience? No Agency experience? She must have had some sort of redeeming qualities, no?
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Fucking pathetic. And people still argue that we're not compromised top to bottom..
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Back in August, the Food and Drug Administration ousted Emily Miller from her role as the agency’s top spokesperson. Miller, a right-wing activist and former One America News reporter, was installed in the FDA by the White House and given the role of assistant commissioner for media affairs, a role typically held by nonpartisan civil servants. She held the post for a mere 11 days and was fired amid intense controversy after several high-profile agency missteps.

But now it appears that Miller never left the FDA. She’s still at the regulatory agency and has since been given a new—perhaps more prestigious—title. And as before, she is causing problems for the agency.

Miller is now the senior advisor to the chief of staff at the FDA. As an FDA employee, she has publicly promoted an unapproved drug as being “like a cure” for COVID-19 on Twitter. Her tweets support unproven and potentially dangerous statements from President Trump and may violate FDA regulations. The drug she promoted is currently being reviewed by the FDA for emergency use, raising concerns about the agency’s impartiality.

Though Miller’s Twitter account has been altered in recent days to remove her title at the FDA and any connection to the agency, she is still listed on the FDA’s website. The website does not list her new or old title, however.
And one of the most lucrative insider trades is on FDA information. You know she's feeding that stuff to someone.
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Months after vowing to process a backlog of 160,000 requests for loan forgiveness from students who say they were defrauded by their schools, the U.S. Education Department has rejected 94% of claims it has reviewed, according to a federal judge who is demanding justification for the “blistering pace” of denials.

In a biting decision issued Monday in California, U.S. District Judge William Alsup said the department has been denying claims using template letters that are “alarmingly curt." Alsup threatened to suspend the agency from rejecting further requests, saying its approach “hangs borrowers out to dry.”
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In a proposed settlement in April, the Education Department agreed to process the backlog of claims within 18 months. But Alsup scrapped the deal Monday, saying it was undermined by the recent spate of rejections. Instead, he called on the lawsuit to proceed and he authorized the deposition of up to five department officials to explain the denials.
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Hard to believe the election is just one half-Scaramucci from completion.
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Holman wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:36 pm Hard to believe the election is just one half-Scaramucci from completion.
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Now I need an explainer for what it means to accept a pardon for everything Flynn was charged with.
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Holman wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:12 pm Now I need an explainer for what it means to accept a pardon for everything Flynn was charged with.
I have no idea, but QAnon isn't happy about. That means...something.
Just like a Biden inauguration would be seen as a major blow to QAnon’s belief system, the reason so many QAnon believers don’t want to see Flynn pardoned is that it would undermine their belief that Trump is in control and about to expose the deep state plot.

But, based on the way the community has tended to react to incidents that have gone against Q’s predictions, if Trump does pardon Flynn, followers will quickly change the narrative to claim this move was part of the plan all along.
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Do you congratulate people on giving them a pardon for doing criminal acts on your behalf?
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Smoove_B wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:31 pm
Holman wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:12 pm Now I need an explainer for what it means to accept a pardon for everything Flynn was charged with.
I have no idea, but QAnon isn't happy about. That means...something.
Just like a Biden inauguration would be seen as a major blow to QAnon’s belief system, the reason so many QAnon believers don’t want to see Flynn pardoned is that it would undermine their belief that Trump is in control and about to expose the deep state plot.

But, based on the way the community has tended to react to incidents that have gone against Q’s predictions, if Trump does pardon Flynn, followers will quickly change the narrative to claim this move was part of the plan all along.
Today was the day Sidney Powell was supposed to "Release the Kraken," meaning present the evidence that would Blow This Whole Case Wide Open, or at least file the lawsuit that would do so. She seems not to have done so, and it's quitting time on the east coast.

QMAGA's are apparently now pivoting to the notion that Mike Flynn himself is The Kraken who was released, so he's the one that will bring the New Dawn or the mass arrests 'n executions or whatever it is they're expecting.
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Lol. Meanwhile Glenn Kirschner loses his mind. Everyone I've read says that the President's pardon power is absolute except for himself -- possibly. It's over. Sullivan might make Flynn acknowledge the pardon in court (Burdick v. United States guiding there) but everything I've read says that'd be the end of it.

What can happen is Congress hauls Flynn in and questions him. He can't take the 5th because of the pardon.

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Elaine Chao (Secy of Transportation) just resigned.
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gilraen wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:47 pm Elaine Chao (Secy of Transportation) just resigned.
Note that per her letter she will remain in office through Monday, which is potentially relevant if the 25th winds up getting invoked.
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Word on my radio is that Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is going to be Secretary of Labor. Walsh has solid union bona fides.

With Moscow Mitch out of the way, can we assume that Biden will get the cabinet he wants?
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Kraken wrote:Word on my radio is that Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is going to be Secretary of Labor. Walsh has solid union bona fides.

With Moscow Mitch out of the way, can we assume that Biden will get the cabinet he wants?
I heard this and now I'm wondering who's going to go for the Throne of Boston.

Edit: oooh I'm excited by the possibilities

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El Guapo wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:58 pm
gilraen wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:47 pm Elaine Chao (Secy of Transportation) just resigned.
Note that per her letter she will remain in office through Monday, which is potentially relevant if the 25th winds up getting invoked.
Trump has been replacing (purging) those who are not loyal in the cabinet for a while. Barr's resignation as Attorney General let him off the hook of having to vote on the 25th. I fully expect Barr suspected Trump eventually would pull a stunt like yesterday.
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Kraken wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:59 pm Word on my radio is that Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is going to be Secretary of Labor. Walsh has solid union bona fides.

With Moscow Mitch out of the way, can we assume that Biden will get the cabinet he wants?
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$iljanus wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:10 pm
Kraken wrote:Word on my radio is that Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is going to be Secretary of Labor. Walsh has solid union bona fides.

With Moscow Mitch out of the way, can we assume that Biden will get the cabinet he wants?
I heard this and now I'm wondering who's going to go for the Throne of Boston.

Edit: oooh I'm excited by the possibilities

https://www.wbur.org/news/2021/01/07/ki ... ston-mayor
Maybe John Connolly takes another run at it? He made it a tight race last time, so maybe with Walsh out of the picture, the door is open for him?

Boston could do a whole lot worse. He was a law school classmate of mine. He's smart and a genuinely good guy.
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stessier wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:52 pm [trow][/trow]
Kraken wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:59 pm Word on my radio is that Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is going to be Secretary of Labor. Walsh has solid union bona fides.

With Moscow Mitch out of the way, can we assume that Biden will get the cabinet he wants?
This is the not the thread you were looking for.
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Kraken wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:20 pm Biden...trump...who can tell them apart?
Speaking of which, anyone heard from Drazzil lately?
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Holman wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:27 pm
Kraken wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:20 pm Biden...trump...who can tell them apart?
Speaking of which, anyone heard from Drazzil lately?
Has anyone seen him and Via Getty together?
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Still tied to him with a steel cable for eternity.


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Good riddance DeVos, you fucking horrific ghoul.
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