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No X-crements from me, tooting is my game. Retired..time on my hands..lots on my mind..You'll be my sounding board! Too liberal.

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👀 Via Emma Loop:

UPDATE: An odd wrinkle here...

The Teamsters reported the $45,000 donation to the FEC (link in story).

But the RNC has neither received a check from the union nor heard anything about the contribution coming, a source familiar says.

Waiting on an explanation from the union...

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Did they check Trump's pockets yet?

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Prosecutors say ex-FBI informant charged over false Hunter Biden reports claimed he got information from Russian intelligence

Prosecutors said in their filing Tuesday that Alexander Smirnov “is actively peddling new lies that could impact U.S. elections after meeting with Russian intelligence officials." https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/joe-biden/ex-fbi-informant-charged-false-claims-fueled-biden-hunter-joe-burisma-rcna139587

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Feeling sympathy for Hunter; I know he's no angel, but damn!!

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Because

Via Kyle Griffin:

House Oversight Ranking Member Jamie Raskin has written a scathing letter to the attorney of witness Tony Bobulinski over the testimony he provided to the panel.

"Your client's interview was chaotic to the point of burlesque as he repeatedly yelled, shouted, filibustered, and hurled outlandish and baseless accusations and insults against Democratic Members and staff."

"Mr. Bobulinski did not offer any evidence of wrongdoing by President Biden."

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Raskin commands more respect & admiration from me almost daily! Would that more Democratic representatives were as quick witted as he.

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UPDATE: I’m told her account was reinstated

Welp.

Via CNBC:

#X social media platform suspends account of 's widow, Yulia Navalnaya

Atticus1956 ,
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@GottaLaff CNBC is reporting, it's back. If so, was Musk-Melon firing a warning shot?

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Measles erupts in Florida school where 11% of kids are unvaccinated

Over 100 children at the school are susceptible to virus.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/02/measles-erupts-in-florida-school-where-11-of-kids-are-unvaccinated/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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Death-Santis strikes again.

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Via Kurt Eichenwald:

Nothing more fun than tracking down 's latest grift. For his sneakers, he's getting a fee paid to CIC Ventures, which he owns, by 45Footwear LLC, which is purportedly the shoe manufacturer. That is based in Sheridan Wyoming, in this rundown house in a grimy shopping mall.

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Manned by undocumented immigrants that he will never pay, no doubt.

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Via Ruth Ben-Ghiat:

Authoritarian leader cult alert

[from last night] : I would pardon Donald

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@GottaLaff Nikki continues to validate that she is not presidential material.

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🎂🫶🏼Happy 6th birthday, Hamilton!! 🥳💝

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Happy 'Hamilton' Day...

video/mp4

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: “This is . Isn’t it against the law to teach us the full story?”

Entire strip here: https://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/2024/02/18

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    @GottaLaff So sadly true(deau)!

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    1/.. The clips from the ego rally are beyond unhinged.

    Here's a partial quote from one of them, via Ron Filipkowski:

    Time for E. Jean Carroll v Trump Lawsuit #3!

    Aaron Rupar:

    Trump attacks , who he was found liable of assaulting and has repeatedly defamed: "I'm saying, who the hell is she? Who's the woman?"

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    Guaran-damn-teed, Roberta Kaplan is taking copious notes!!

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    Let's not forget the Adderall chunks that flew from Trump's nostrils as he spoke.....there are videos!

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    1/.. “A long-awaited inspector general’s report released last month faulted previous White House medical teams for widely dispensing sedatives and stimulants, failing to maintain records on potent drugs including fentanyl, providing care to potentially hundreds of ineligible White House staff and contractors, and flouting other federal regulations.”
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2024/02/16/white-house-medical-unit-pharmacy-ronny-jackson/

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    I call B.S., Ronny Jackson isn't intelligent enough to fool anyone, especially Obama. I don't believe he could have surprised him on anything.

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    Winning elections apparently means making#ClimateCrisis policies weaker 🤦🏻‍♀️. It shouldn’t.

    “In a concession to automakers and labor unions, the Biden administration intends to relax elements of one of its most ambitious strategies to combat climate change, limits on tailpipe emissions that are designed to get Americans to switch from gas-powered cars to electric vehicles”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/17/climate/biden-epa-auto-emissions.html?unlocked_article_code=1.WE0.IMlH.2GCxJQq7M8Jf&smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare

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    This pisses me off 😤 So Biden would rather win an election than keep his grandkids & great grandkids breathing. Fein would rather build & sell gas guzzlers than save the planet. One way or the other, cars won't be needed soon. Think about it.

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    I agree, reluctantly. 😐

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    Via Stephen Fowler:

    One person we won’t hear from again: , who took the stand yesterday with some fiery clashes against defense attorneys seeking to remove her.

    The da’s office said they have no further questions for her.

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    This a.m. on Morning Joe, I heard Danny Cevallos' assessment of Fani Willis' testimony yesterday. He took issue about her funds paid back to Wade for trips, that she was too emotional, too this, too that. IOW, what I heard was 'if she was a man she would've been considered strong, firm in defense of himself, but she's a woman...just a snarky bitch'. I appreciated and agreed with Andrew Weissmann's assessment.

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    Exactly!

    GottaLaff , to random
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    People, please stop telling me how to write my threads.

    I number each toot and hashtag the first one and occasionally subsequent ones. All you have to do is click on a toot to see which thread it is.

    The reporters also name the judge and lawyers in each toot, so how hard is that to figure out?

    If you can’t follow my simultaneous threads, and think you can do better, try writing your own. Let me know how that works out.

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    @GottaLaff

    I grok every word (even with the diminished faculties of a 70+ mind, body, and spirit). No special instructions required.

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    I take requests. Here’s Hamilton, Mastodon’s service dog to the rescue.

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    BONK!

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    Via reporter Mark Satter:

    Jared Moskowitz, emerging from the SCIF, says “it’s definitely not about aliens,” and “it confirms there is no intelligent life in Congress.”

    So there you have it.

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    Please, for all that's sacred, DO NOT LET THIS BE RELATED TO BIDEN, and the GQP's concerns over his capacities.

    (Jared's comment makes me suspect something untoward)

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    After today, I'm going to need a big Hammy fix! Please & thanks. I love my goofy little dude, but .... I sure miss my Eddie-Odie and Hammy has the same charisma.

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    Incoming Hammy Hug!

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    She was over 21. That said...👀

    EXCLUSIVE - House Ethics obtains texts allegedly showing Matt setting up 2017 Fla Keys trip w woman his ex-assoc paid for sex: Sources

    "...Any interest in flying on a private plane to the keys May 19-21?"

    Gaetz then allegedly said that trip wd feature "2 guys, 4 girls. A very high-quality adventurous group," per messages which have previously not been reported.
    1/.. https://abcnews.go.com/US/house-panel-obtains-texts-allegedly-showing-gaetz-setting/story?id=107126493

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    Wow, 2 guys, 4 girls. High Quality..Adventurous Group. Who could pass that up I ask you?

    Wondering the ages of "the girls"

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    Via Olivia Nuzzi:

    Seems like the Turner statement was designed to induce panic.

    Mychael Schnell:

    Intel ranking member JIM HIMES just told me “people should not panic, that is unequivocal” after this statement from Intel Chair Turner.

    “It’s something that the Congress and the administration does need to address in the medium to long run.”

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    OMG, not sooooo serious he has to assign The Congressional Brain Trust....say it ain't so!

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    Not from The Onion. For realsies…

    Via Acyn:

    “So Donald sent out a fundraising pitch that reads, Dear Melania I love you. Even after every single indictment, arrest, and witch hunt, you never left my side”

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    Hmmm?? It didn't read "Dear Melania, wherever you are" .... I'm astounded. LOL.

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    worker killed in fiery crash may be first ‘Full Self-Driving’ fatality
    Evidence suggests the advanced driver-assistance system was engaged during a fatal crash that killed recruiter Hans von Ohain in 2022

    https://wapo.st/3UD1Iu2

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    I'm still waiting for the Tesla Space Roadster to veer into something, causing an international incident.

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    I haven’t watched yet, we DVR’d. Now I’m not so sure I want to.

    Via Stephen Robinson:

    Jon Stewart complaining that 2024 is “two old guys” again is like me complaining that it’s “two white guys” again. It misses the point and minimizes the stakes.

    Via Aaron Rupar:

    Some of Stewart’s jokes landed but I would argue the message of his monologue is actually the very last thing we need right now unless you want four more years of Trump. It certainly didn’t inspire anyone to vote.

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    My opinion only....I was not impressed, in fact, Jon reminded me much of Bill Maher....passé. He should go back to his activist efforts.

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    Twofer.

    Via Yaroslavl Trofimov:

    Putin to Carlson: we do not intend to attack countries.

    Two days later: Russia issues an arrest warrant for the prime minister of a NATO country.

    Via @emptywheel:

    Is the political press corp too dim-witted to connect 's order that Congress withhold funding to Trump's boast that he promised to let Russia have his way with NATO allies? You realize these are inextricably linked, don't you?

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    IMHO, the press corp, not unlike the Republicans in the House & Senate, is too afraid of being dissed by Trump 🤔 to tell a full, exact truth.

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    🙄Rep. Elise Stefanik files complaint against New York attorney general over Trump case

    Stefanik, who is seen as a potential VP pick for Trump, has filed other complaints against judges overseeing cases related to the former president or the Jan. 6 riot. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/rep-elise-stefanik-file-ethics-complaint-new-york-attorney-general-tru-rcna138503

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    I wonder what souls, honor, and patriotism are going for these days? Would/Could someone please ask Elise?

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    puts leader of member Estonia on a wanted list over removal of Soviet-era monuments https://apnews.com/article/4ca301df09eace6643be66a9a4a93fe8

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    Trump's permission to "do whatever the hell they want to do" was well received, I see.

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    Via @emptywheel:

    1 reason why 's comments about abandoning matter are, 1st & foremost, bc he ordered GOP to abandon which virtually all near-Ukraine allies think makes them next

    He is, in front of our faces, delivering Ukraine up to Putin as a gift.

    But the other reason it matters is bc we SAW this call-and-response in '16 & '20, when Trump got help from Russian spies

    This is more of same. Stop letting Trump play dumb. Stop playing dumb yourself. https://www.emptywheel.net/2024/02/12/call-and-response-putin-is-demanding-greater-russia/

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    Trump's submission to Putin was ever so evident in this series of podium captures. Look at the slump of his shoulders & the hanging head. I noticed it as they emerged from their "talk", yet I can't remember seeing it mentioned.

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    Via @emptywheel:

    Gonna reup this, bc it is scandalous.

    Fox let Ronny Jackson accuse OTHER PEOPLE of impairment, rather than asking him about turning the WH into a pill mill.

    Chad Pergram:

    GOP TX Rep & fmr WH doctor Ronny Jackson on Fox Biz on Biden: I've been saying.. before he was president, when he was candidate Joe Biden, that this man has got issues. He's not cognitively fit to be our Pres
    I've been around him for 8 years ..seen dramatic change. ..amazing at how much he's deteriorated.

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    What BS! Remembering when he said Trump was 6'3", weighing in at 239! I wouldn't trust this alleged doctor with a stool sample, much less a cognitive assessment!

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    is expected to be in attendance Monday in when Judge Aileen presides over a hearing in his classified case in which attorneys will address issues surrounding the classified materials in question.

    The hearings will be under seal & held in a SCIF -- a specially-equipped secure room for viewing highly classified materials -- located in Fort Pierce, Florida”

    https://trib.al/8RZlVrt

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    Well, this should be very interesting. We'll see how much he gets away with vs. previous hearings with legitimately ensconced judges!

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    Update: US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin transfers the functions and duties of the office to Deputy Kathleen Hicks after being hospitalized with a bladder problem - Bloomberg

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    @GottaLaff I wonder who knocked the machismo out of him, the doctors or Biden? I go with Biden.

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    I'm outta here.

    Have a peaceful evening, everyone.

    I'm going to go hug Hammy and hang out with Mr. Laffy, who is finally done working on Naked and Afraid for the day.

    Yes, he works on N and A and it's very time consuming.

    If news breaks, I'll post it.

    If Trump breaks, I'll celebrate.

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    A great evening is in order! Enjoy!

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    Via Jon Ralston:

    Recapping 's eventful trip to Nevada and his unerring analysis of elections here:
    ---Railed against rigged elections while winning rigged caucus
    ---Gushed about record caucus turnout (there was not record caucus turnout)
    ----Said he won Nevada in the 2020 election (he lost).

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    @GottaLaff

    It's the same old song
    But with a different meaning since your mind's gone....

    *apologies to the 4 Tops & Barry Holland for the plagiarism.

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    But sure, let's talk about political hit jobs on Biden's memory.🤦🏻‍♀️

    Via Acyn:

    Trump: One of the presidents of a big country stood up and said, Well, sir, if we don't pay and were attacked by Russia, will you protect us? I said.. No I would not protect you. In fact, I would encourage them to do whatever the hell they want. You gotta pay your bill!

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    @GottaLaff @mentallyalex @lolgop

    And he has the power-mongers in the GOP & DOJ supporting him as well as a delusional, star-struck female judge protecting him. Be worried, be afraid....be active! As Liz Cheney has said...we can no longer be bystanders!

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    The real surprise, if one can call it that, is his staunch supporters at all levels believe they are safe! My God, how stupid can you be?

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    The DHS still has the 'If You See Something, Say Something Campaign'.

    Here's the link:

    mailto: SeeSay@hq.dhs.gov

    I recommend (IMHO) we all begin reporting the Trump terrorist threats being made at all of his Campaign Rallies. Perhaps, just perhaps someone in a position of authority will realize the seriousness of the situation.

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    Guess what and I did today?

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    I did also, but Oklahoma is too cheap to provide stickers; it would take away from the money that the governor and his cronies grift!

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    The S&P 500 closes above 5,000 for the first time, a landmark moment as bullish sentiment spreads across Wall Street -CNN

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    Thanks, Dark Brandon...ya done good!

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    Guess what. I'm in a very shitty, blocky mood today.

    Come into my feed and tell me we need a new candidate? Bye.

    Start kvetching and playing into their hands by indulging in the "He's too old" crap. See ya.

    Whine about our 2 party system when right now we need to be fighting our asses off for democracy and supporting our candidates? .

    This is NOT the day to test my patience.

    Don't believe me? Wanna provoke? I will block, no matter who you are.

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    I'm right there with you. My fuse is as short as it's ever been. My opinion of US Citizenry common sense & morality has been extremely overvalued.

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    🤦🏻‍♀️🤬

    Via Tamar Hallerman:

    A full court press is underway in the Senate to punish Fulton DA . And it has the blessing of Lt. Gov Burt Jones, a ally and GOP leader who could face charges for his conduct following the 2020 election

    Jones, a likely gubernatorial candidate in 2026, said Willis’ relationship with special prosecutor Wade has made her “fair game” for intense legislative scrutiny.

    “It has all the implications that she is prosecuting for profit,” he said.

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    Idiots of the South untie!!

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    Via Bradley Moss:

    The commentary about 's memory was legally irrelevant and the very kind of extraneous commentary that got Comey fired in 2017.

    Jacqui Heinrich:

    Biden's lawyers wrote to Hur asking that he revise descriptions of the President's memory - notable given voter concerns about his mental capacity.

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    And, per usual, MSNBC Katy Tur & Mike Memoli played right into the irrelevant section of the report, emphasizing the age and poor memory. Then added to it by throwing in a tidbit on Comey report on HRC and how it played significantly in the election. JHC...with friends like these!!

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    We must've been tooting about the same time, eh? I hadn't seen your last one. Thanks.

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    @GottaLaff

    I know. I am, too! It was all I could do not to throw something at the TV. I had to turn it off.

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    @GottaLaff

    I hope Rachel & company don't dwell on the Biden report tonight; it's done "saucered and blowed" as they say. I want someone to plan a positive strategy forward. Stop all the mealymouthing; shout about how good the past 3 years have been.

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    Senate advances Ukraine and Israel aid after GOP blocked larger border bill
    It's still unclear if the aid package can pass Congress. The Senate will need to take additional votes and House Republicans have not committed to voting on it themselves. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/senate-expected-vote-ukraine-israel-aid-gop-blocked-border-bill-rcna137861

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    @GottaLaff @noondlyt IsTuckie still in Russia relaying Putin's demands to the House?

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