Don't know the details, but when I heard Hamas gets 150 of their prisoners back for only 50 of the hostages they hold, I'm thinking the negative propaganda against Israel has worked in Hamas' favor.
Judge pushes back December deadlines until at least March 1, 2024, all but guaranteeing trial delay
Key players: Judge Aileen Cannon, special counsel Jack Smith
On Friday, Cannon swiftly rejected a Thursday filing made by prosecutors requesting that the judge schedule December deadlines for Trumps lawyers to identify which classified documents they would use at trial, ABC News reported.
Instead, Cannon said she wouldnt consider establishing deadlines until March 1, 2024, when she has scheduled a conference to hear arguments on delaying the trial until after the 2024 election.
Because the case centers around highly classified material, including national security secrets kept at Trumps Florida home, access to the evidence is restricted. Trumps lawyers have argued they need more time to view it.
Cannon has scheduled the trial to begin on May 20, 2024, a date she kept to in a ruling last week. But she also stated that she would revisit the question on March 1.
Why it matters: Trump is seeking to delay the start of the trial until after the 2024 election, which, if he wins reelection, would give him the opportunity to attempt to pardon himself in the federal case should he be found guilty. Cannons March 1 deadline for evidence discovery, which some legal experts say is proof of bias toward the man who appointed her to the bench, makes it more likely that a verdict will not be reached prior to Election Day.
Every now and then, I remember that noted cosmetics influencer Sarah Huckabee Sanders is actually the governor of Arkansas, and my brain starts to hurt. How the fuck did this happen? How did a mediocre press secretary with a penchant for lying and practically nothing else on her resume get herself elected governor of an entire state and then the veins in my head start to throb and I have to go lie down in a dark room.
Shuckabees governorship so far has been boilerplate Republifascist rule book bans, transgender fearmongering, getting rid of those pesky child labor laws but it wouldnt be a truly Republican administration if there werent also a shitload of clumsy corruption going as well.
Welcome to lecterngate. it goes like this:
Sarah, using state funds, spent $19,000 on a lectern. thats a lot of money, so you might be asking yourself: whats so special about this lectern? is it magical? does it shit rainbows? No, it doesnt do anything. its just a lectern. it just stands there being very lectern-like. And heres a sample of bullshit Sarah vomits out when questioned about her excellent purchase.
When asked about the price of the Falcon-style lectern, with its hourglass-like shape and large reading desk, Sanders said it came equipped with a number of features, though she didnt give specifics.
Im happy to connect you with the vendor that builds and puts these together, but its not really my area of specialty, she told reporters at a news conference last month. Im focused on things Im good at. Building podiums is probably not one of them.
Lets look at some of those features Sarahs been touting.
Feature number one: the lecterns seller is Virginia Beckett, a close friend of Shuckerbee.
Feature number two: the actual value of the lectern is closer ... well, Amazon sells one that looks a lot like it for $771.
Feature number three: after the sale, Virginia Beckett partied with Sarah in Paris.
Good fucking lord, they dont even try to hide it these days, do they.
The hype created by the showboat football coach ended when they faced a decent team. Oregon makes Colorado looks like a high school team
I really like the entertaining crew they had last year and a few years before that.
I find this new crew very boring and they've failed to capture my interest enough to watch any part of it.
You can stream it free on:
Thank me later... I'm watching the games.
Clint Eastwood shooting you...
While Morgan Freeman narrates it.
The fight to secure a livable future for everyone on Earth requires much more urgent climate action and only transformational changes will be enough to get back on track. That was the sobering assessment from the technical dialogue of the United Nations first-ever global stocktake, a critically important process which looks at what countries have done to prevent a climate catastrophe.
As had been widely expected, the U.N. report confirmed the world is currently not on track to meet the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement.
The 2015 accord says that the long-term objective is to ensure global warming stays well below 2 degrees Celsius and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius the threshold at which scientists say would avoid the most severe and potentially irreversible climate impacts.
The world has already warmed by around 1.1 degrees Celsius, scientists say, after over a century of burning fossil fuels as well as unequal and unsustainable energy and land use. Indeed, it is this temperature increase that is fueling a series of mind-being extreme weather events around the world.
Donald Trumps Truth Social has been around since October 2021, but his favorite online place to rant may not be a viable social media platform for much longer. The former presidents pet project after he left the White House was supposed to be a part of a merger with Digital World Acquisition, but the deal hasnt closed almost two years later, and they have an impending deadline.
Its what The Washington Post is describing as a catastrophic threat because both parties need the deal to close before the rapidly approaching Sept. 8 deadline. An emergency shareholder meeting has been scheduled to try and garner enough votes to get some breathing room for the merger to occur. What makes this issue so pressing is that if they dont get enough votes, Digital World will be required by law to liquidate and return $300 million to its shareholders, leaving Trumps company with nothing from the transaction, according to the media outlet.
The company was a stockholders dream, reaching a peak price of $175, but it is trading at only $14 a share today. It would not only be a financial disaster for Digital World if this merger fails, but it would also be the latest controversy to pile on to Donald Trumps legal woes. The vote is happening on Tuesday, Sept. 5, so its either go time for the two companies, or it will be doomsday for the Sept. 8 deadline.
Of course, Trump Media doesnt to take any responsibility for this situation and has blamed the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) for their problems. They gave The Washington Post a statement in November 2022 accusing the SEC of trying to sabotage our merger and harm President Trump for purely political reasons. If Truth Social does collapse, this might be good news to Elon Musk, who has been dying to get Donald Trump back on X, formerly known as Twitter, on his platform full-time. That day may come sooner than anticipated.
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