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Old 20th November 2020, 08:20 PM   #1641
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Originally Posted by kookbreaker View Post
You must have missed the news! Turns out that on November 5th Hunter was crushed by a huge pile of his own laptops.


I'd nom this but I fear we may have used up our Hunter laptop joke allotment.
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Old 20th November 2020, 08:43 PM   #1642
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Originally Posted by DevilsAdvocate View Post
Those Hunter laptops disappeared faster than Colorado drones.
And the 2018 caravans!
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Old 20th November 2020, 09:00 PM   #1643
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Someone at a press conference should ask Rudy about it.

I think it's safe to say that it was the Hunter laptops that were used to change the votes.
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Old 20th November 2020, 09:17 PM   #1644
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Imagine a special edition of Clue, the board game.

It was Hunter Biden, in the pizza parlor, with a laptop.
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Old 21st November 2020, 12:01 AM   #1645
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Those children were drowned in Rudy's hair dye sweat! Think of the children!
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Old 21st November 2020, 02:37 AM   #1646
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The jokes are fine, but, seriously, I'm still surprised at the lack of any real "October Surprise" from the Trump camp.
Didn't see that coming at all.
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Old 21st November 2020, 01:31 PM   #1647
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The jokes are fine, but, seriously, I'm still surprised at the lack of any real "October Surprise" from the Trump camp.
Didn't see that coming at all.
Biden's been in politics too long for any dirty laundry he may have had not to have been aired already. They already dragged out everything they had and it went nowhere. Besides, they're the most incompetent bunch of morons out there.
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Old 21st November 2020, 01:51 PM   #1648
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Where is Bill?

He's been very quiet lately.
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Old 21st November 2020, 02:37 PM   #1649
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Where is Bill?

He's been very quiet lately.
After Trump loyalists started picketing his home he realized he was in the SA and not the SS.
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Old 21st November 2020, 02:42 PM   #1650
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As far as I've seen, Barr has always been weird and a coward. He's probably hiding under his bed, smelling his old socks.
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Old 21st November 2020, 05:30 PM   #1651
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As far as I've seen, Barr has always been weird and a coward. He's probably hiding under his bed, smelling his old socks.
I would guess holed up at the Federalists Society where he is well known and the kids love to sit around the chair he's slumped back in and listen to his End Times stories where God smites all the commies.
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Old 21st November 2020, 05:35 PM   #1652
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I would guess holed up at the Federalists Society where he is well known and the kids love to sit around the chair he's slumped back in and listen to his End Times stories where God smites all the commies.
Ah....such wonderful bedtime stories.
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Old 22nd November 2020, 10:50 PM   #1653
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I wish he was out in public more so we could enjoy his predicament. Trump is I'm sure, furious with him for his failure to produce an October surprise or come up with any election fraud. The US attorneys responded to his instruction to investigate election "irregularities" with a rousing, "Yeah, I'll get right on that". His boss is pissed and his workforce is in open revolt. It's kind of fun to watch. A fitting end for the person who ordered the police to attack peaceful protestors.
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Old 23rd November 2020, 12:14 AM   #1654
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Barr is likely just staying on the down low as much as possible right now riding out his time until he hands in his resignation. Staying away from Trump is the best thing he can do.
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Old 23rd November 2020, 12:29 AM   #1655
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Who, Fred Flintstone? He's out riding dinos with Jesus.
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Old 27th November 2020, 09:55 AM   #1656
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I've lost track of the surprize. What was it? If it was Hunter laptops, how many was the final count?
Well, the last time I guessed that they really had a laptop that they had obtained somehow, though I had serious doubts about the "he abandoned it at a repair shop" story. At this point, given that all that was released was the contents of (not sure of exact number) 5 or 6 emails, I am completely unconvinced that there ever even was a laptop. I suspect that the emails thery released (obtained by who knows what means) were all they ever had.

Are we really supposed to believe that they had evidence that Hunter was fooling with underaged girls, that they would not have released it?
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Old 27th November 2020, 10:00 AM   #1657
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Someone at a press conference should ask Rudy about it.

I think it's safe to say that it was the Hunter laptops that were used to change the votes.
That's right. The ghost of Hugo Chavez helped Hunter Biden use his laptops to hack the voting machines to change all the votes from black people in Detroit and Philadelphia from Trump to Biden. Because Hunter's a drug addict, he forgot to fix the House and Senate votes while he was at it.
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Old 27th November 2020, 10:03 AM   #1658
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That's right. The ghost of Hugo Chavez helped Hunter Biden use his laptops to hack the voting machines to change all the votes from black people in Detroit and Philadelphia from Trump to Biden. Because Hunter's a drug addict, he forgot to fix the House and Senate votes while he was at it.

Sadly, your attempt at sarcasm is actually far more plausible than their actual accusations.
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Old 27th November 2020, 10:16 AM   #1659
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It will be incorporated as-is in Sidney Powell’s next lawsuit.
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Old 27th November 2020, 10:40 AM   #1660
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Sadly, your attempt at sarcasm is actually far more plausible than their actual accusations.
You know, it's really hard to parody people whose claims already sound like parodies.
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Old 27th November 2020, 02:38 PM   #1661
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You know, it's really hard to parody people whose claims already sound like parodies.
Thats the whole basis of Poe's Law.
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Barr's December surprise: Durham becomes a "special counsel" in Russia probe investigation.

Biden's AG gets a poisoned present.

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Attorney General William Barr has given extra protection to the prosecutor he appointed to investigate the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, giving him the authority of a special counsel to complete the work without being easily fired.
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In an Oct. 19 order, obtained by The Associated Press, Barr says Durham is authorized “to investigate whether any federal official, employee or any person or entity violated the law in connection with the intelligence, counter-intelligence or law enforcement activities” directed at the 2016 presidential campaigns, anyone associated with the campaigns or the Trump administration.

https://apnews.com/article/election-...6fbf9fc49c3239

The regulation for Special Counsel states "The Special Counsel shall be selected from outside the United States Government." https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/28/600.3
That's obviously not the case with Durham, currently US Attorney for Connecticut.

That may make it easier for Biden's AG to get rid of Durham, if (s)he so wishes.
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You want an actual surprise for December?

William Barr says there is no evidence of widespread fraud in presidential election
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Has Trump tweeted his firing yet?
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This is not surprising for me.

Rotting USA into rigthwing authoritarian state is proceeding nicely - Biden is just temporary setback, not first, not last. These guys play long, multidecade game, from convincing people to vote against their best interests to actual election fraud in many, more or less legal forms like voting surpression.

And then there goes Trump breaking toys, throwing tantrums and creating non-zero chance it all will go off rails, not necessarily in direction wished by rethuglicans.
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Barr's December surprise: Durham becomes a "special counsel" in Russia probe investigation.

Biden's AG gets a poisoned present.




The regulation for Special Counsel states "The Special Counsel shall be selected from outside the United States Government." https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/28/600.3
That's obviously not the case with Durham, currently US Attorney for Connecticut.

That may make it easier for Biden's AG to get rid of Durham, if (s)he so wishes.
It would be better to just make Durham a drone in sector 7g and ignore him. Don't fire him but don't have time on the calendar for him either. Benign neglect will just make it fade away.
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Originally Posted by Firestone View Post
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The regulation for Special Counsel states "The Special Counsel shall be selected from outside the United States Government." https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/28/600.3
That's obviously not the case with Durham, currently US Attorney for Connecticut.

That may make it easier for Biden's AG to get rid of Durham, if (s)he so wishes.
Perhaps not. There's a way around 600.3

https://twitter.com/steve_vladeck/st...82385247694849
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Originally Posted by Firestone View Post
Barr's December surprise: Durham becomes a "special counsel" in Russia probe investigation.

Biden's AG gets a poisoned present.

The regulation for Special Counsel states "The Special Counsel shall be selected from outside the United States Government." https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/28/600.3
That's obviously not the case with Durham, currently US Attorney for Connecticut.

That may make it easier for Biden's AG to get rid of Durham, if (s)he so wishes.
No. Barr passed the buck in a trick move. There is no evidence there that Obama spied on Trump's campaign. If there had been you know it would have been out there already, even if it was weak evidence.

There is evidence the FBI has been a little sloppy applying for FISA warrants. We've known that for several years now. That's all there is to see folks. A scapegoat or two at most, probably doing what everyone's been doing for years.

Barr didn't have the courage to tell Trump there was no there there. Now he's washing his hands of it. Maybe he has a couple news agencies tricked into describing it as an investigation Biden can't stop. But who says Biden cares? He knows there was no there there.

And I've already read that nothing was going to involve anybody at the top like Obama or Biden.

D'uh.
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It would be better to just make Durham a drone in sector 7g and ignore him. Don't fire him but don't have time on the calendar for him either. Benign neglect will just make it fade away.
That's probably what the Biden admin will do.

At least keep Durham until most nominees have been confirmed by the Senate.

Barr's trick to appoint Durham not as Special Counsel, but then use his authority as AG to apply the special counsel regulations to the appointment, is clever only at first glance.
The next AG can use the same authority to rescind the regulation for Durham, and then fire him.

The whole exercise is really just adding a "problem" for Biden. It will be used by Republicans for one more "outrage session" if and when Durham is fired. No big deal, and probably not in the top 50 of poison pills Trump will leave for Biden and the US.
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