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"I am on page 24 and JESUS LUPITA NYONG'O CHRIST."

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I LITERALLY stopped working on my memo so I could read this indictment.

I am on page 24 and JESUS LUPITA NYONG'O CHRIST.

HOW this man still has the capacity to shock me after everything that's happened, i'll never know.

but I am sitting here *STUNNED*.
I'll be honest--
b/c i really DO lean into naivete sometimes. it's difficult for me to assume the worst from ppl, even when they have done all of the worst things.

so this wholllllle time, i've been thinking, "wonder why he didn't give back those docs. he's probably lost them."
and also, "this dingus just grabbed shit from the white house b/c he's too stupid to know he couldn't. he probably doesn't even realize what he has."


nooooooooooooooooooooope. noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooope.
this was a DELIBERATE and CONCERTED effort to remove the most sensitive docs the country has, and KEEP them.........and then SHOW THEM TO PPL AT HIS LEISURE WHILE *ACKNOWLEDGING* THAT HE WAS NEITHER SUPPOSED TO HAVE THEM OR SHOW THEM....
he haphazardly stored the docs ANY DAMNED WHERE........INCLUDING.........IN A GODDAMNED BATHROOM SHOWER.......they were chucked to some random room in Mar a lago, and occasionally the boxes----because there were SOOOOOOOOO MANY--would tumble down......
AND AS IF *THAT* WEREN'T ENOUGH.....the Archives asked this MF fifty-leven times to give all this stuff back. and 45 would be all, "I GAVE YOU EVERYTHING I GOT. DAMN. SHIT. THERE'S NOTHING HERE."



Posted by babylonsister | Sat Jun 10, 2023, 06:55 AM (35 replies)

Rude Pundit: The Trump Indictment Is Just Embarrassing...


The Rude Pundit
Proudly lowering the level of political discourse
The Trump Indictment Is Just Embarrassing (Sorry, MAGA Cretins, Not for What You're Thinking)


But that doesn't in any way hinder how embarrassing the whole affair is because, from what we know now (and, sure, it's definitely possible that a thousand more shoes will drop), it looks like Trump did all this just because he wanted to keep important shit and show off what a big shot he was. Motherfucker waved around documents and talked about how secret they were. It was just another version of dick measuring: "Oh, you own a Picasso? Well, I can tell you how to blow up France. Top that." And he didn't want to give them back because then he wouldn't be that big shot anymore. They were his and fuck you if you wanted them back.

I mean, honestly, it would be less embarrassing if this whole thing turns out to be espionage because at least there's a fucking purpose beyond feeding the voracious ego of a soulless orange monster with mommy, daddy, and every other relative issues. At least it would mean more than impressing the dead-eyed zombies with botox smiles parading around a cut-rate Xanadu, pretending to worship the moron king who gets off playing DJ, spinning "YMCA" while everyone gorges themselves at the overpriced feed trough. God, this is all so devoid of meaning that the nation should be ashamed that it allowed his election, that it allowed him to roam free for so long, that it didn't rise up and vomit him out like bad, overcooked steak.


Or, to put it another way, the politicians and media apparatchiks who push this agenda are fucking frightened little bitches asserting their remaining power to fuck shit up for everyone not them. (And let's be clear: the public doesn't support most of this shit.) They want to fuck up public education. They want to be able to jail or punish ideological enemies. And they want to do it by pretending that's what the endgame of "wokeness" is when the endgame of wokeness is really, simply to fucking ask people to stop being assholes and to acknowledge that reality is fucking real. Yeah, that means teaching children that shit was fucking awful and, hey, let's learn about the awfulness so we can be less shitty. Yeah, that means saying that trans people need our support and that queer couples are just couples. But I guess it takes some effort to do that. It's a hell of a lot easier to tell people, "You should be afraid. Go hide and cower with your guns until we make it safe for you again."

If the "anti-woke" forces had to say what they ultimately want, it would sound vile. It's about erasure. It's about elimination. It's about returning to an imagined past that they keep insisting was somehow good when, really, it was just a clusterfuck of hate, violence, and repression. That's why they need to be pushed to say it.

There is no "woke mind virus." There is only what's real and what's fake. And the GOP can't face reality.
Posted by babylonsister | Fri Jun 9, 2023, 08:05 PM (10 replies)

Trump's New Indictment Is Truly Making America Great Again

Trump’s New Indictment Is Truly Making America Great Again
The Daily Beast
Published Jun. 09, 2023 4:07AM ET

The orange air covering New York City from the Canadian wildfires must have been a premonition for Thursday's news that former President Donald Trump has been indicted on federal charges, including obstruction of justice and mishandling of classified documents, jokes co-host of The New Abnormal politics podcast Danielle Moodie.

“We’ve been waiting for this moment, for what feels like forever, and it doesn’t feel real. I feel like we’re in some type of dreamscape right now,” Danielle tells her co-host Andy Levy at the top of the latest episode of the show. “But the fact is that Donald Trump, twice impeached, now twice indicted, you are, sir, No. 1, and we are exhausted by all the winning you're doing.”

Trump announced the indictment on his social network Truth Social, saying it was a “dark day” for the country, a statement which Danielle wasted no time picking apart.

“Yes, this is a dark day for the United States of America, because we never thought that we’d have a grifting, criminal-ass crook in the White House, let alone one that would then take documents and tell the world, by the way, in his own words at a CNN town hall, ‘Yeah, I took the boxes. They were mine,’” she says.

“The only thing I’ll quibble with you on is I do think that indicting a former president is a good thing if there’s evidence that they have committed crimes,” adds Andy. “So I would say that this maybe does make America great again.”



Posted by babylonsister | Fri Jun 9, 2023, 06:45 AM (3 replies)

'Venue matters': Trump charges could come from Florida federal grand jury

‘Venue matters’: Trump charges could come from Florida federal grand jury
by Rebecca Beitsch - 06/08/23 1:32 PM ET

The late-stage presentation of evidence to a Florida grand jury is the latest sign that former President Trump may face trial in Miami as prosecutors work to insulate the Mar-a-Lago case from legal challenges stemming from the location of the proceedings.

Special counsel Jack Smith has for months been calling witnesses before a Washington, D.C., grand jury on the matter, but a recent flurry of activity in the case — just days after Trump’s attorneys met with Justice Department prosecutors in D.C. — has instead been in Florida.

This week, a handful of witnesses have been appearing in Florida, including Trump aide Taylor Budowich, who tweeted Wednesday that he was compelled to answer questions in the probe.

The move is a sign Smith is weighing filing charges there in addition to or instead of D.C., as defendants have a right to face trial where the alleged crime took place.


Posted by babylonsister | Thu Jun 8, 2023, 03:57 PM (4 replies)

Breaking: Biden sending fire fighting assets to help extinguish Quebec wildfires.

Breaking: Biden sending fire fighting assets to help extinguish Quebec wildfires.
Thursday, June 08, 2023 at 9:40:05a EDT

Scripps news service:

President Joe Biden pledged additional help for Canada as wildfires fume, especially in Quebec, causing unhealthy air quality levels throughout much of the Eastern U.S.

In a readout of a call between President Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the president “directed his team to deploy all available Federal firefighting assets that can rapidly assist in suppressing fires impacting Canadian and American communities.”

The White House said 600 firefighters and support personnel have been sent to Canada.

Vedant Patel, spokesperson for the U.S. State Department, said the over 600 personnel came from the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of the Interior. He said this is in addition to several states sending help to Canada.

“The U.S. is supporting Canada as it faces extreme wildfires, which based on our assessments is on track to be one of the largest natural disasters in Canadian history,” Patel said.


Posted by babylonsister | Thu Jun 8, 2023, 12:18 PM (23 replies)

House Republicans in Conflict


House Republicans in Conflict
June 7, 2023 at 6:53 am EDT By Taegan Goddard

“The realities of the current House Republican Conference — and the knotty institutional issues facing the GOP leadership — are screaming back into full view this week, providing a neat encapsulation of what Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s team will need to contend with for the rest of the 118th Congress,” Punchbowl News reports.

“The GOP conference has once again devolved into nasty internecine conflict between hardline conservatives and everyone else. This split calls into question how Republicans can ever coalesce around their agenda or even whether they can govern at all over the coming six months.”

“This is all fallout from the endgame for the Fiscal Responsibility Act, and comes despite pleas from McCarthy to focus on the ‘next play’ now that the debt-limit crisis has ended.”

Posted by babylonsister | Wed Jun 7, 2023, 08:37 AM (11 replies)

"We Were Very Stoned"

“We Were Very Stoned” Pete Davidson Learns A Hard Lesson About Online Shopping After Buying That Staten Island Ferry Boat
You might say he has a boatload of regrets.

By Kase Wickman
June 6, 2023

We would say it happens to the best of us, but like…most of us don’t buy entire boats on the internet. Pete Davidson and Colin Jost, however, do. And it seems like they’re finally ready to admit that maybe buying a decommissioned Staten Island ferry boat wasn’t a well thought-out plan.

"I have no idea what's going on with that thing," Davidson told Entertainment Tonight at the premiere of the latest Transformers movie. "Me and Colin were very stoned a year ago and bought a ferry. And we're figuring it out."

Some people have oopsie eBay moments buying Beanie Babies under the influence, or VHS tapes of old favorite movies, forgetting that they don’t have VCRs while others spend over a quarter of a million dollars on what Davidson has called “the windowless van of the sea.” The pair paid $280,100 for the vessel as part of a group that bought the ferry in a bit of online shopping tomfoolery last year, and though there was initially talk of turning it into a sort of floating entertainment venue, Davidson now appears to be praying for its demise, no longer cherishing his role as captain.


Posted by babylonsister | Tue Jun 6, 2023, 09:57 PM (1 replies)

Mark Meadows Has Testified Before Grand Jury in Trump Probe: Report


Mark Meadows Has Testified Before Grand Jury in Trump Probe: Report
Matt Young
Night Editor
Published Jun. 06, 2023 7:36PM ET

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Trump’s final right-hand-man while he held office, has testified before a federal grand jury hearing evidence into the investigations brought by Special Counsel Jack Smith, according to The New York Times. It remains unclear when he testified and which investigation Meadows was specifically questioned about—or whether he assisted with more than one. Meadows, the last White House chief of staff before Trump’s 2020 loss, is a key line of inquiry into the former president’s attempts to stay in office in the days leading up to the Jan. 6 riots. A second investigation surrounds Trump’s alleged mishandling of classified documents as he left office—as well as possible obstruction of justice. Rumors surrounding Meadows’ recent low profile led many to speculate over his involvement with the probes. A lawyer for Meadows, George Terwilliger, told the outlet: “Without commenting on whether or not Mr. Meadows has testified before the grand jury or in any other proceeding, Mr. Meadows has maintained a commitment to tell the truth where he has a legal obligation to do so.”
Posted by babylonsister | Tue Jun 6, 2023, 08:41 PM (2 replies)

EPA Ends Trump-Era Bid to Kill Pollution Rules for Plastics Recycling


5 hours ago
EPA Ends Trump-Era Bid to Kill Pollution Rules for Plastics Recycling
“This is a big deal,” says one nonprofit clean air expert.
James Bruggers
This story was originally published by Inside Climate News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.


“This is a big deal,” said James Pew, director of clean air practice at the environmental group Earthjustice. The abandoned proposal “would have reversed the regulatory definition that has been in place since 1995,” he noted, “and its effect would have been that pyrolysis and gasification incinerators do not have to install pollution controls, meet emission limits, or monitor or report their pollution.”

“They wouldn’t be accountable to the communities where they operate, or anyone else,” Pew said. “That is why the industry was pushing so hard for this redefinition.” Even the state laws that have been passed with a goal similar to what Trump’s EPA was seeking do not supersede the Clean Air Act, he added.

Jane Williams, executive director of California Communities Against Toxics, an environmental group, said the EPA’s decision would be an important safeguard as pressure for chemical recycling grows.

“The fossil fuel industry will have to get permits and follow an emission speed limit if it wants to polka dot the country with a new fleet of plastic incinerators,” she said.
Posted by babylonsister | Tue Jun 6, 2023, 11:00 AM (1 replies)

How Biden's Policy Wins Impact Your Community


How Biden’s Policy Wins Impact Your Community
June 6, 2023 at 6:32 am EDT By Taegan Goddard

“The White House on Tuesday is launching a website to map and track tens of thousands of infrastructure projects and private manufacturing investments, an effort by the administration to show the positive impact of its policies on the U.S. economy to a skeptical public,” the AP reports.

“The site, Invest.gov, documents roughly 32,000 infrastructure projects and more than $470 billion worth of investments in the production of electric vehicles, batteries, computer chips, biotech, clean energy and other sectors.”
Posted by babylonsister | Tue Jun 6, 2023, 06:59 AM (6 replies)
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