And Now, A Musical Interlude

This is the best use for the Keystone Pipeline that I can think of.

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Purplehead)

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Carrots and Sticks for Manchin

“For ME?!”
Joe Manchin’s demands must be met!

Well, this puts Coal’s Best Friend Sen. Joe Manchin in a funny place:

UMWA reiterates support of the “For the People” Act

[TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America today reiterated its support for Senate Bill (SB) 1, the “For the People Act,” and renewed its call for its passage in the United States Senate.

Needless to say the UMWA are one of Manchin’s biggest backers. I don’t pretend to know if the UMWA endorsement will made a difference, but Manchin must have noticed it. There’s a world of difference between getting Koch money and getting votes; Manchin must be doing the calculus.

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I’m Starting To Understand TikTok

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Owner Praises Asset

Putin Rides Again
(credit: The Art of Buddy McCue via Scissorhead B-4)

“Well even now, I believe that former U.S. president Mr. Trump is an extraordinary individual, talented individual, otherwise he would not have become U.S. President.” — Pooty-Poot

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We Barely Dodged A Bullet

Enemies of the People

What? Me worry?
(Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

As we know, the Hair Füror used his awesome prznintial power to surveil his enemies with the ultimate goal of indicting them. His list included reporters from all the major papers, members of Congress, their staffs and their families.

CNN tells us that Barr’s DOJ was looking at a lot more people than originally reported:

Justice Department requested data on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses from Apple

(CNN)The Department of Justice sent a broad request in February 2018 to Apple as part of its investigation that collected data on members of Congress, staffers and their families. The department demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses from Apple, the company said Friday evening…

“…In 2017 Microsoft received a subpoena related to a personal email account,” the statement said. “As we’ve said before, we believe customers have a constitutional right to know when the government requests their email or documents, and we have a right to tell them. In this case, we were prevented from notifying the customer for more than two years because of a gag order. As soon as the gag order expired, we notified the customer who told us they were a congressional staffer. We then provided a briefing to the representative’s staff following that notice. We will continue to aggressively seek reform that imposes reasonable limits on government secrecy in cases like this.”

 

There is little doubt in my mind that if Hair Füror had won re-election that he would have rounded-up his enemies; this is the start of what would have become a police state. Trump, Barr, Sessions, the entire lot of the 4th Reich needs to go to prison, but… I cannot help but notice the government’s reluctance to do ANYTHING about it.

Protecting our democracy requires exposing those who are trying to destroy it.

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Feel Better, Burr!

Guys, our buddy Burr Deming is taking a break today, please go to Fair and Unbalanced to wish him well. We hope he’s back next week (complete with wry commentary!) — The Management

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Great Signs, Cont.

H/T @NamelessCynic on the Twitters

Librarian humor is the best humor.

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News

 

Politico/Tiger Beat on the Potomac tells us that Citizens United President David Bossie has a few demands for the  GQP’s 2024 Goat Rodeo PRIMARY Debates!

The Republican National Committee would consider circumventing major television networks if the presidential debate process is not overhauled, Citizens United President David Bossie said Friday.

“We don’t need to count on just the networks,” Bossie told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. “There are so many opportunities out there, so many platforms out there that we can go to and partner with to get the message out.”

Like what? holding it on Parler?

Bossie was light on the details about what GOP debates without a partner network would look like, noting that the RNC is still early in its process for 2024 debate planning. Officials from both political parties exert more control over how their respective primary debates are structured, something that Bossie — who is helping to lead the RNC reform effort — said his party is actively exploring.

Gotta love that light on the details bit. That’s some fine reporting right there.

“We have to not allow bad actors to infiltrate our debate process,” he said, defining them as “moderators who aren’t really trying to ask questions to make the candidates front and center.

How dare the moderators ask questions that the candidates do not have a Frank Luntz approved, pre-tested soundbite! Why, one might come away from the debate thinking that the Republican candidates are diaper-wearing, old, white, cisgendered, Xristian theocrats, misogynists, homophobic nincompoops.

“We do need a neutral body to host the presidential debates,” Bossie said Friday. “Whether we can work with them and help fix the system, or have to turn to another entity, is still yet to be determined.”

“You know, like Hannity,” Bossie didn’t add.

(Hat tip: Goat video is from Scissorhead Purplehead)

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Bill Barr STILL Blows

Bill Barr Blows

Bill Barr, who is probably the most corrupt Attorney General in US History (runner up: Bill Barr during Iran-Contra!) says he doesn’t remember spying on congress for Hair Füror:

Former Attorney General William Barr on Friday distanced himself from reports that the Trump Justice Department seized communications records belonging to two prominent Democratic lawmakers who were spearheading investigations into then-President Donald Trump.

In a phone interview, Barr said he didn’t recall getting briefed on the moves.

And in case you need to come up to speed on this:

Trump DOJ seized data from House Democrats in leaks probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department under former President Donald Trump seized data from the accounts of at least two members of the House Intelligence Committee in 2018 as part of an aggressive crackdown on leaks related to the Russia investigation and other national security matters, according to a committee official and two people familiar with the investigation…

… The records of at least twelve people connected to the intelligence panel were eventually shared, including Chairman Adam Schiff, who was then the top Democrat on the committee. California Rep. Eric Swalwell was the second member, according to spokeswoman Natalie Edelstein. The records of aides, former aides and family members were also siezed, including one who was a minor, according to the committee official.

In other words, the DOJ under Hair Füror was just as politicized and awful as we suspected, and that means Barr (and Jefferson Beauregard ‘Stonewall’ Sessions III) have a lot of ‘splaining to do, and maybe some hard time in the federal sneezer.

From the way-back machine:

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Some Fries with Your Stupid, 3-Names?

Madge is un-evloved.
(Undated File Photo)

“I don’t believe in evolution… I don’t believe in that type of so-called science. I don’t believe in evolution. I believe in God.”

Madge is a pretty good argument against Divine Intervention, too, when you think about it…

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