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Thu May 16, 2019, 06:58 AM

Did I just hear that the Vile MAGcretin has pardoned

Conrad Black?

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/16/723849097/trump-pardons-his-friend-conrad-black-who-wrote-glowing-trump-biography-last-yea

President Trump has granted a pardon to former media mogul and society figure Conrad Black, who was convicted of fraud in 2007.

Black is also a friend of the president's, and frequently praises him in his newspaper columns. Last year, Black published a biography of Trump, titled Donald J. Trump: A President Like No Other.

"Donald Trump's nature has always been to believe that almost anything can be achieved—that almost any obstacle and challenge can be overcome—through very hard work and cunning," Black writes in the first chapter.

Black grew a newspaper empire from one newspaper in Quebec to what was at one point the third-largest newspaper company in the world, with the Chicago Sun-Times and the London Daily Telegraph among its holdings.

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Reply Did I just hear that the Vile MAGcretin has pardoned (Original post)
malaise May 16 OP
Dennis Donovan May 16 #1
malaise May 16 #2
True Dough May 16 #10
TexasTowelie May 16 #3
Jarqui May 16 #4
NewJeffCT May 16 #6
malaise May 16 #8
greatauntoftriplets May 16 #9
anarch May 16 #5
malaise May 16 #7
RussBLib May 16 #11

Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 07:01 AM

1. Yup...

I remember the squealing from the repigs when Clinton pardoned Marc Rich... that I'm not hearing now! Go figure.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #1)

Thu May 16, 2019, 07:01 AM

2. Just found a link

Vile cretins of a feather flock together

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Thu May 16, 2019, 11:58 AM

10. There are a few parallels between them, to be sure

and they're all reprehensible.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 07:01 AM

3. Yes, it's being posted elsewhere on the Web. nt

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 07:17 AM

4. Wonder what the real deal was ... nt

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Response to Jarqui (Reply #4)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:17 AM

6. he wrote a book that praised Trump

I'm thinking that was the main reason - Trump loves flattery

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #6)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:27 AM

8. There's an even better reason - from Gidney N Cloyd's thread

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212102114

The statement didn’t mention that under Black’s ownership, the Sun-Times sold its building at Wabash Avenue on the Chicago River to Trump on the site where Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago now stands. The two had been partners in the project before Trump bought out Black.

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Response to Jarqui (Reply #4)

Thu May 16, 2019, 11:56 AM

9. He also owned the Chicago Sun-Times

and sold the building that housed it to Spanky to build the Chicago drumpf building. Essentially, they were business partners as well.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:15 AM

5. yay, there is finally hope for all the reasonably punished thieves and conmen

who happen to be in good graces with King MAGAt. Birds of a feather, after all.

I'm surprised he hasn't pardoned a few white-supremacist church shooters yet.


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Response to anarch (Reply #5)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:42 AM

7. Don't rule that out

These fascists are sick

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 12:07 PM

11. anything can be achieved

that is true, but "through very hard work and cunning"?

HARD WORK? Trump? We talking about Trump? Tee time!

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