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October 30, 2023

Long-serving GOP legislator indicted on child sex charges in North Dakota


The longest-serving state senator in North Dakota history has been indicted on federal charges related to child pornography.

Ray Holmberg, a Republican who resigned last spring, was charged in an indictment unsealed Monday with travel with the intent to engage in illicit sexual activity and receipt of child pornography after investigators showed he traded scores of text messages with a convicted sex offender, reported KFGO-TV.

The indictment claims Holmberg traveled to the Czech Republic to engage with sex with a minor and knowingly received child sex abuse materials between June 2011 and November 2016.
October 22, 2023

Master class snark, by a republican no less.

A common trait among republicans in my humble opinion is a lack of sense of humor. Well, here’s one who pulled together some Grade-A snark:


In a letter addressed to his eight "wayward colleagues," McClintock took the "martyrs" to task.

"Your letter of October 20, in which you graciously offer to martyr yourselves as long as you can get your way, is perhaps the most selfless act in American history," he began in the letter. "We truly don't deserve you."

The congressman also sarcastically needled the notion that the minority should be controlling the rest of the GOP conference.

"But your sacrifice is not in vain," the letter says. "You have succeeded in replacing the outdated concept of majority rule with an exciting new standard that a Speaker must be elected by 98.2 percent of the Republican conference."

He continued:

"Someday, a messiah will be born unto us who can achieve this miraculous threshold, and on that day your judgment will be vindicated and you will be hailed as the geniuses that you are."

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