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Thu Jul 1, 2021, 03:46 PM

Gaetz invites Britney Spears to testify before Congress

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Source: Politico

Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida and a handful of other Republicans have invited pop star Britney Spears to testify before Congress about her conservatorship.

"You have been mistreated by America’s legal system. We want to help," Gaetz wrote in a letter to Spears dated Wednesday. "The United States Congress should hear your story and be inspired to bipartisan action. What happened to you should never happen to any other American."

Gaetz said he and fellow Republican Reps. Majorie Taylor Greene (Ga.), Burgess Owens (Utah) and Andy Biggs (Ariz.) have been following her conservatorship battle with “deep concern” and stand with the pop star.

Rumors about Spears' discontent with her conservatorship spread for years online and trended with the #FreeBritney hashtag. But last week, Spears spoke directly about the issue herself in court, describing her conservatorship as “abusive.”


Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/01/gaetz-congress-britney-spears-497582

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Reply Gaetz invites Britney Spears to testify before Congress (Original post)
brooklynite Jul 1 OP
Thomas Hurt Jul 1 #1
wryter2000 Jul 1 #2
zuul Jul 1 #7
George II Jul 1 #12
BootinUp Jul 1 #16
Deep State Witch Jul 1 #19
Initech Jul 1 #20
MissMillie Jul 1 #24
rpannier Jul 1 #30
Polybius Jul 1 #38
C_U_L8R Jul 1 #3
IcyPeas Jul 1 #4
wryter2000 Jul 1 #5
oasis Jul 1 #39
yaesu Jul 1 #6
Escurumbele Jul 1 #22
Haggard Celine Jul 1 #8
WHITT Jul 1 #9
monkeyman1 Jul 1 #10
AngryOldDem Jul 1 #11
no_hypocrisy Jul 1 #13
bucolic_frolic Jul 1 #14
Collimator Jul 1 #15
Javaman Jul 1 #17
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jul 1 #18
NullTuples Jul 1 #21
Evolve Dammit Jul 1 #23
Paladin Jul 1 #25
Mr.Bill Jul 1 #26
Warpy Jul 1 #27
The Mouth Jul 1 #28
Red Mountain Jul 1 #29
Traildogbob Jul 1 #31
marble falls Jul 1 #32
2Gingersnaps Jul 1 #36
pstokely Jul 1 #33
apnu Jul 1 #34
2Gingersnaps Jul 1 #35
TNNurse Jul 1 #37
JudyM Jul 1 #40

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 03:47 PM

1. Isn't she a little old for him...

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 03:50 PM

2. I wish we still had DUzys

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 03:56 PM

7. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 04:19 PM

12. I think she may have a teenage daughter.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 05:08 PM

16. I feel a little better after

That laugh.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 05:43 PM

19. Oops, he did it again!

She's no longer underage, dude.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 06:18 PM

20. Oh snap!!!

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 06:42 PM

24. that was my exact first thought (n/t)

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 07:51 PM

30. I was going to post, he does know she's not 15 any more

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 09:35 PM

38. She's grandfathered in

Since he likely loved her since she was a teen.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 03:51 PM

3. Ew. Get lost, creep.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 03:51 PM

4. gaetz constantly drawing attention to himself. he so wants to be a star.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 03:51 PM

5. Is this supposed to be a diversion from the Jan 6th committee?

Because on the whole, I don't think it's a bad idea. So why are two of the very worst proposing it?

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 09:54 PM

39. Gaetz not concerned about deadly insurrection but he believes

Britney's case merits congressional attention. Gimme a break.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 03:56 PM

6. trying to suck up to the younger voters they lost, hope she doesn't fall for it. nt

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Response to yaesu (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 06:22 PM

22. She will, she is desperate.

And I guess Gaetz is having fantasies of Spears from when she was underage...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 03:57 PM

8. Those fuckers are disgusting!

I hope Britney has friends who see through this bullshit.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 04:04 PM

9. He's Just Trying

to get the 'Free Britney' crowd to become the 'Free The Pervert... er, Mattie' crowd after he gets indicted.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 04:05 PM

10. when's matty's turn in the pickle barrel ?????

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 04:06 PM

11. Shameless opportunism.

Use someone else’s misery to take the heat off of you.

“We want to help…” Puleeze.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 04:22 PM

13. B/c Gaetz and his ilk want to steal Spears' money once the conservator is 86'ed.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 04:29 PM

14. omg don't let him anywhere near her

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 04:48 PM

15. Painfully Obvious Pandering

Brittney Spears is a cause celebre right now and Gaetz and company want to jump on the bandwagon of feeling sympathy for someone abused by the legal system. . . Someone who is blonde and pretty and non-threatening [read: White]. George Floyd didn't fit those categories.

One of the reasons that Gaetz's interest in this case feels squicky (sorry for using the technical term) is that he takes advantage of the lack of confidence and discernment of barely legal young women when he pursues them sexually. And Ms. Spears was paraded out in a sexualized manner when she was still underage all while being encouraged (Or she may have been happy to play the game, what do I know?) to also engage in virtue-signaling and proclaim virginity to our sex-conflicted mainstream culture.

The hypocrisy of Brittney Spears selling sex as a pop-star while also selling abstinence to her fan base (and privately having sex) is completely on-brand for Matt Gaetz. (Again, I am not specifically calling out Ms. Spears for her actions when she was underage and being guided by others in her career choices.)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 05:22 PM

17. jeez. no words.

this slimy piece of shit is trying to position the repukes as the "saviors" for Brittany and her fans.

he gives less that zero shits about her.

aka just more people trying to use her.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 05:24 PM

18. A 1/6 commission is out of the question, but a full investigation of Britney is essential?

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Yep, sounds like modern-day Republicanism to me. Congratulations, Brit -- you've joined Doctor Seuss and Mister Potatohead as subjects worthy of QGOP protection. All I can say is:

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 06:20 PM

21. The conservatorship stands as of now. He's a predator & smells vulnerability.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 06:35 PM

23. He can't stop can he? So out of control and out of his league. Miserable SOS. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 06:46 PM

25. American Psycho, redux.

Watch yourself, Britney.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 06:56 PM

26. If she ran against him for Congress,

she could win. Especially if she had campaign ads where she was shooting a gun.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 07:20 PM

27. Does he really think trying to smear the court system in general

will get him off the hook for taking teenagers across state lines to use as sex toys?

This guy is really, really stupid.

(and FWIW, I hope Spears appeals that decision and wins)

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Response to Warpy (Reply #27)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 07:26 PM

28. My take exactly

I hope she gets out of her conservatorship, at least to the degree she wants. But Gaetz is quite the slime bag.

Maybe he could just get a reality show and out of the Senate- that would be a win/win

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 07:36 PM

29. He'd take the passed out drunk girl to her home, I bet

ever the opportunist.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 07:51 PM

31. Working "Hard for the Money"

$170,000 per year plus amazing benefits.
He is for the working poor. What a warrior for his constituents. Florida voters, you are stupid. Do I need to list the fools you bow to? Apologies to the Dems that were denied their votes.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 08:00 PM

32. Matty does know she's not fourteen anymore, right?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #32)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 08:56 PM

36. Looking for a softer target than General Milley.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 08:06 PM

33. does he think it's still 1999?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 08:40 PM

34. Fuck you Matt. Leave Brittany alone.

She isn’t your fucking prop.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 08:55 PM

35. Ignore that fool Britney,

predators are drawn to at risk vulnerable people, boy or girl. Think Judge Roy Moore. Denny Hastert. Assorted college Doctors.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 09:15 PM

37. Stay away Britney

He is trouble.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 10:18 PM

40. Locking

This was alerted on as not being ”important news” as required for posting in LBN and the forum hosts agree.

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