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Local menace, legal zoologist, history, gardens, good books, owned by an elderly calico cat. I live in the forest. I have recently violated the laws of the universe, by bringing home a 2nd young calico. No home is big enough for 2 calico cats.

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declines to undo sanctions on pro- 2020 campaign lawyers - https://apple.news/A13Ge5nVdSHGokro653BsSQ

LittleTownJane ,
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@GottaLaff I read that opinion when she issued it. It was very tightly written. And scathing.

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“He found that the -branded buildings collapsed in value by 25 percent compared with similar properties from their peak in 2013. “It’s huge,” he said.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/18/realestate/trump-condos-prices-nyc.html?unlocked_article_code=1.WU0.ZQQJ.B_3Udad_2gD7&smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare

LittleTownJane ,
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@GottaLaff Eric Trump: Data can be manipulated to show whatever you want. Um, Mr.? Manipulating numbers to show whatever you want us why that big old Judgment was entered.

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There’s a video clip I can’t include, but here’s the text from the tweet from Team Biden 🔥:

-Harris HQ:

: Michigan, get out and vote on November 27th

(The Michigan primary is in February, not November)

LittleTownJane ,
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@GottaLaff Many of us have already voted. We got our letters from our clerk quite a while ago, received our ballots by mail. Marked my ballot and put it in the drop box a week or so ago.

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🤦🏻‍♀️Guess this is how he plans to scrape up enough to pay his legal bills and fines? 1/...

Via Ron Filipkowski:

is Selling “Trump Sneakers at Sneaker Con Today for $399.
https://www.meidastouch.com/news/trump-is-selling-399-shoes-today-at-sneaker-con

And Via Kyle Griffin:

Biden-Harris 2024 Comms Director Michael Tyler on Trump's appearance at Sneaker Con:

"Donald Trump showing up to hawk bootleg Off-Whites is the closest he'll get to any Air Force Ones ever again for the rest of his life."

LittleTownJane ,
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@Callalily @GottaLaff @Snowshadow We don't want him in our state. Is he brave enough to venture beyond Macomb County, or Hillsdale, today? Where is he?

LittleTownJane ,
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@Snowshadow @IveyJanette @Callalily @GottaLaff Nearly all of Michigan is near Ontario.

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Per Rupar, as news is breaking about his huge fine, Trump is ranting on Lies Antisocial about pics of him w/ his stomach hanging out over his belt while he's golfing as fakes, posting other pics side by side.

And...

Here's what Adam Parkhomenko
posted:

To Trump

Habba Statement: If this decision stands, it will serve as a signal to every single American that New York is no longer open for business.

LittleTownJane ,
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@GottaLaff To that, I say "malarkey."

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STARTING A NEW THREAD HERE. 1/...

Live feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDcexi-W8rQ

LittleTownJane ,
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@GottaLaff I listened to about a half hour of Sadow questioning about her children's presence and had to turn it off. So intrusive.

LittleTownJane ,
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@GottaLaff That guy is bad

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producers have known for more than 30 years that recycling is not an economically or technically feasible plastic waste management solution. That has not stopped them from promoting it, according to a new report.

“The companies lied,” said Richard Wiles, president of fossil-fuel accountability advocacy group the Center for Climate Integrity (CCI), which published the report. “It’s time to hold them accountable for the damage they’ve caused.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/feb/15/recycling-plastics-producers-report?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

LittleTownJane ,
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@GottaLaff I pickup the litter in a large area. So much of it is plastic

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Via Rupar:

an FDA expert just testified that vaccines have saved at least 3.2 million lives in the US and at least 14 million lives around the world 💉 😷

LittleTownJane ,
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@GottaLaff In our post-factual world, his testimony is of zero consequence to those who need to hear it.

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1/… Klasfeld:

has entered the courtroom.

He surveyed the gallery and making no eye contact with before reaching the defense table and sitting down, between his lawyers.

LittleTownJane ,
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@GottaLaff Against all odds, this trial goes 1st.

LittleTownJane ,
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@GottaLaff Delusional

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Please proceed.

Via Acyn:

Kellyanne: Suozzi has shown the Democrats how to run on the border. I think Republicans should do the same thing with abortion. Say this is what it means to be pro-life in 2024 and pro-choice in 2024. Instead of hiding, own it and message it.

LittleTownJane ,
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@GottaLaff @allynkhine Right. I predicted (to my local government politicians) that our Reproductive Freedom Ballot Initiative would be a 60/40 win. It nearly was. Something like 57/43. Resounding passage.

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Via Michigan reporter Craig Mauger:

MAJOR:

Renner says the group of false electors was told that lawmakers had the ability to accept the Republican electoral certificate over the Democratic certificate.

[Previous tweet by Craig👇🏼]

James Renner says the false electors met at the Radisson hotel in downtown Lansing before walking to the Capitol on Dec. 14, 2020.

They were invited by someone to return to the hotel for pizza and hot chocolate after going to the Capitol, he testifies

LittleTownJane ,
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@GottaLaff A hellsite account, handle something pee tapes has the videos up that the electors posted, of them trying to enter the Capitol with their fraudulent certificates. Led by an attorney named Ian Northon, who purported to be representing the Thomas More Society, all very sketchy.
https://www.mlive.com/politics/2023/07/inside-the-attorney-generals-case-to-convict-michigans-false-electors.html

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LittleTownJane ,
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@GottaLaff I am sort of shocked that this happened. @migop is in such disarray, that any display of functionality is shocking to me.

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“He just feels like this is enough…It has to stop.”

has in recent weeks spoken privately about Netanyahu w a candor that surprised some of those on the receiving end of his comments... His descriptions of his dealings w are peppered w contemptuous references to Netanyahu as “this guy”..in at least 3 recent instances, Biden has called Netanyahu an “asshole”
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/investigations/biden-disparages-netanyahu-private-hasnt-changed-us-policy-israel-rcna138282

LittleTownJane ,
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@GottaLaff Robert Gates' memoir, is super specific about Netanyahu. Says that he would barr him from the WH and have him escorted to the curb (if I recollect correctly).

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Via Inner City Press... wow.

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  • LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff See, in my tiny pond, you can't burn bridges like this. The next month, or down the road, you are back in the same court room, same judge, different matter. The burned bridge would impair your life and effectiveness for clients, for years.

    GottaLaff , to random
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    GOP Fascists swarming like the malignant trolls they are.

    Via Scott MacFarlane:

    There are now 68 co-sponsors to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) resolution to express sense of the US House that " did not engage in or rebellion against the United States"

    Here they are:

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/house-resolution/1001/cosponsors?s=1&r=26&q=%7B%22search%22%3A%22congressId%3A118+AND+billStatus%3A%5C%22Introduced%5C%22%22%7D

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff I see that my lousy Congressman is on the list.

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff It is ok. My posse just took it over to his Facebook page, and let him know that we see him pandering to MAGA.

    GottaLaff , to random
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    Welp. 👋🏼

    , Chairwoman, Plans to Step Down

    is likely to back an election denier, Michael Whatley, the head of the North Carolina G.O.P., to replace her.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/06/us/politics/ronna-mcdaniel-rnc-trump.html?unlocked_article_code=1.Tk0.WUXt.a7Kx1UekTg-n&smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff Of course he backs "an election denier," more accurately described as a liar. That has worked so well for the @migop under Karamo. Broke, in default on debts, having lost their headquarters, giving Dems a trifecta in the last election.

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    Yet another :

    ‘Do not drive’: recalls 50,000 older US cars over deadly airbag fears Toyota said on Monday it is urging the owners of 50,000 older US vehicles to get immediate recall repairs because an airbag inflator could explode and potentially kill motorists.

    The Japanese automaker said the “do not drive” advisory covers some 2003-04 model year Corolla, 2003-04 Corolla Matrix, and 2004-05 Rav 4s with Takata air bag inflators. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2024/jan/30/toyota-recall-cars-airbag-inflator

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @Yup_Its_Holly @GottaLaff I owned a 1999 Mercury with a defective wiring harness, for the air bags. Trust me. Get this fixed. You do not want the damned things inflating inadvertently. It is like having a shotgun discharge inside the car. Repair couldn't say why my airbags deployed while driving in a 25 mph zone. A year later, the cars were recalled for replacement of the wiring harness, without further information.

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @Yup_Its_Holly @GottaLaff I was fine, but it did take a long time for my heart rate to return to normal

    GottaLaff , to random
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    🤦🏻‍♀️😂

    Via Matt Campbell @bluehogreport:

    This is the funniest thing I’ll read all day.

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff @bluehogreport Nor NASA, nor the US mint, nor the Fed, nor any of the US financial system, such as insured deposits, nor Medicare or Medicaid. The list is endless.

    GottaLaff , to random
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    Yet Flopsweat McBoneSpurs has millions of supporters, including GOP Fascist Party Congress members.

    Via Andrew Weissmann:

    The rap sheet:

    Liable for sexual assault
    Liable for defamation x2 (>$80M)
    Liable for fraud- amount TBD
    Trump Org criminally guilty of multi-year tax fraud
    4 grand jury indictments/91 felony counts- pending

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff Rightfully, it should include dozens of losses, asserting executive immunity for every damned thing

    GottaLaff , to random
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    Note: I’m still a little under the weather today. I’ll do my best to live-post.

    Via Erica Orden:

    trial resumes this morning. hasn't appeared in the courtroom yet, but based on the security presence he appears to be in the courthouse.

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff Some of my favorite hearings are ones in which pro se defendants (civil case, uncivil ppl) went to jail.

    GottaLaff , to random
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    We are so damn lucky that our kids got in when they did. We’re working on their permanent residency, which will take years, but they got into school and can work. (They’re adults with careers, but had to do that for work permits)

    “Canada to cap international student permits amid housing crunch” https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/canada-set-two-year-cap-international-student-permits-2024-01-22/

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff considering looking for a house in Ontario (is nearby), but would only be able to stay 6 months

    GottaLaff , to random
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    I hope some of you watch the new Lewis Black 2023 special, "Tragically, I Need You." We watched on YouTube (with really annoying ad intrusions).

    So damn good.

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff He is so funny.

    GottaLaff , to random
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    Hopeful news:

    "Rare earth metals are critical for renewable energy, and a new study says recovering them from old cellphones and other waste could help meet the demand — and cut down on the need for mining, which can pollute soil and water." https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/20/climate/rare-earth-recycling.html

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff I am the local recycling evangelist. I have no compunction about shaming people into recycling. Lol

    GottaLaff , to random
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    “DC bar investigators have filed disciplinary charges against three lawyers who aided ally ’s campaign to mount discredited legal challenges to the 2020 election results.

    Filings made public Friday accused attorneys Juli Haller, Lawrence Joseph and Brandon Johnson of making knowingly false representations to courts about a slew of lawsuits they filed in the weeks after the 2020 election.”
    https://www.politico.com/news/2024/01/19/dc-trump-2020-election-lawyers-00136667

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff I got a couple more, in Michigan, that need disbarred

    GottaLaff , to random
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    OFFS.

    Via Anna Bower:

    We're starting with argument on one of 's motions to throw out the RICO charge.

    His attorney begins by telling Judge McAfee that Eastman goes by "Dr.," not "Mr.," Eastman.

    Eastman has a PhD, he says

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff and yet, they would yell about announcing someone's pronouns. Lol

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff Although. I am a local government lawyer. The
    Chair of a local Board has a Ph.D., and a JD (but practices in something unrelated). I have made a practice of using Dr. with her name, purely on principle, and the hope that it annoys the rednecks. Especially after the crap about Dr. Jill Biden.

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    “The video, released to CBS News on Friday in response to a freedom of information request, shows claiming to have averted a "nuclear holocaust" and "saving millions of lives" as president. A transcript of the deposition was previously made public as an exhibit in Trump's New York civil fraud case.”

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-deposition-video-testimony-new-york-fraud-case-nuclear-holocaust/

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff If a property makes $2-3m, and therefore the value is $30m (according to TFG), but you could sell it for $100-$200m because it is "a Mona Lisa" what is the applicable capitalisation rate? Just asking.

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    ⚠️CDC reporting almost 4 dozen illnesses across 22 states linked to Busseto brand charcuterie sampler that may be infected w salmonella. Investigation began Jan. 5 w products sold at Sam's Club but expanded to include Costco.

    Ohio, followed by Washington state, reported the most illnesses, with 11 and 5, respectively...23 of 47 sickened from states including NY, TX, AZ, Nebraska, KY, VT
    https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2024/01/19/salmonella-charcuterie-meat-expands-22-states/2591705671812/

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff excuse my rudeness, but anyone that eats that stuff.... eww. (For myself, the sulfites make me ill, but...) so many chemicals.

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    I'm back at my computer. 🧵 starts here. 1/...

    (Painters slowed me down. I'm catching up...patience)

    Via InnerCityPress aka Press:

    Habba: My client & I wish to pt out Ms Carroll can sit in front of jurors every day. But my client has to choose between attending his mother in law's funeral--
    Judge Kaplan: I have ruled. Sit down
    Habba: I don't like to be spoken to that why. Please refrain. I am asking for an adjournment for a funeral.
    Judge Kaplan: Denied. Sit down

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff Not for Laffy: This is why most lawyers, even old ppl like me, have a copy of paperback called "Evidentiary Foundations" by a man named Imwinkelreid. It is the bible for these questions. We work out, in our trial notebooks exactly the sequence that Evidentiary Foundations uses, and that is what we do. I have now bequeathed my copy to the young lawyer in my office.

    GottaLaff , to random
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    It’s been too long since I posted a picture of Hamilton and just got a request. Heeeeere’s ! Sleepy Hammy who loves everything.

    & before my Debbie Downers do their usual pinning negative attributes to him, no: He’s not hungry, angry, sad, lonely, impatient, or deprived in any way, shape or form. He’s simply happy and cute.

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff I get it. My cats have RBF, so...
    Him is beautiful.

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff resting bitch face. Lol

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    Via Ben Meiselas:

    ’s lawyer Joe Tacopina asks to withdraw and drop Trump. Another one bites the dust

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff My guess is that Tacopina wanted to handle the trial, like a real trial, and not a multi-week press release; Tacopina refused to countenance courtroom antics, lying and bad behavior, and so is exiting.

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff Yes, but he at least acknowledged that his client was acting inappropriately, to the Judge in the 1st trial. My sense of him is that he is not Chris Kise, and won't allow his client free reign.

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    I’m a Katie Porter fan, but this got my attention. In a very good way.

    “Adam is calling for a major overhaul of American institutions, including getting rid of the Electoral College, expanding the Supreme Court and eliminating the filibuster.”
    https://www.politico.com/news/2024/01/12/schiff-pro-democracy-plan-filibuster-electoral-college-00135232

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff No joke. By design, the Senate is already anti-democratic, giving Wyoming and Delaware, exactly the same clout as California and NY. Two votes by state. When you add in the 60 vote "cloture" (sp?) rule, and the filibuster, and the rule allowing any senator to block nominations, it becomes a parking lot. Nothing can move. Now you have taken a state with hardly any population, and given one half of its Senators, the ability to end all progress. These rules must go.

    GottaLaff , to random
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    Starting another NEW THREAD🧵 here. 1/...

    Again, I won't reply to you while live-posting multiple accounts. If you want me to see your reply, please wait until AFTER the threads are over and reply to me then.❤️

    Orden:

    Closing arguments are resuming with plaintiff's presentation.
    👉🏼Judge made no comments on the remarks Trump made prior to lunch break.👈🏼

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff Flashing back to that paragraph in the Mueller Report, concerning establishing intent for Don Junior. The summation was that the individual was not smart enough, to infer intent....

    GottaLaff , to random
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    Starting a NEW THREAD🧵 here. 1/...

    Again, I won't reply to you while live-posting multiple accounts.

    Lisa Rubin:

    Alina Habba, prowling the well of the courtroom, said this case started before Tish James was elected, pointing at AG. Engoron reminds her to stick to the facts, which she says she is trying to do, but that James’s conduct is part of the factual record.

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff I suspect that he just earned himself an additional $50k fine, when this whopper of a judgment comes down.

    GottaLaff , to random
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    1-10-24 Nicole Sandler Show – “You Have No Balls” Pot Meet Kettle with Lisa Graves

    https://media.zencastr.com/audio-files/5e0cc41aa9798f001400ff98/4071bd85-ba9e-4618-8794-cbdfa296af8d.mp3

    Not only are Magats and Republicans hypocrites, they've actually killed irony.
    This is been a week filled with unbelievable court proceedings and congressio
    https://nicolesandler.com/1-10-24/

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff They have been murdering irony since 2016. Its corpse is defiled, burned, and scattered to the winds

    GottaLaff , to random
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    I see it's time to share these again. It saves me time if you read the posts re: The Big Move to Canada. 😊🇨🇦

    https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/227001410/posts/22

    https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/227001410/posts/26

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff I looked at the immigration requirements. Given that I will be in retirement soon, I don't see an eligibility for me. :(

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff It appears that they would work, if I signed in to Google. Right now, though, I am using a more private browser, on principle. lol

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    Via Kyle Griffin:

    Breaking: Republicans have voted to remove state Chair Kristina Karamo, an election denier, from her role.

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff @migop are lost. They're evicted from their headquarters, in debt, and totally controlled by MAGA conspiracy theorists. They couldn't even field sane candidates last election. They've driven off the donor class.

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff Not to mention getting into drunken shoving matches in a bar 2 blocks from my office, and subsequently, a state meeting in the same facility involving a serious assault and battery on our county's party chair. And then, we have the former Speaker's people under indictment. Also, a scandal and investigation involving tens of millions awarded for a "complete health park" in my county, that has zero tenants, and zero chance of being built.

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    : 's campaign directly orchestrated the filing of the fake electors certificate, according to internal campaign emails

    The docs =part of AG Nessel's ongoing investigation.

    "The revelations provide further proof that the false elector certif’s advanced in 7 battleground states, incl Michigan, were not organic efforts by local GOP officials to ques election results in their states, but part of larger scheme by Trump's campaign to maintain power"

    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2024/01/04/donald-trump-campaign-emails-guided-michigan-false-elector-bid-kenneth-chesebro-boris-epshteyn/72097051007/

    LittleTownJane ,
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    @GottaLaff @migop are a bunch of fools, even on 2020-2021 they were led by a bunch of morons. Now the MAGA-nutters are in control, and have driven off all of the big donors; evicted from their main offices, broke and in debt, cannot field a non MAGA-nutter candidate.

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