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The trump tweetometer now says "Happy National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day!" and is liked by 68,843 cult members and gullible fools. I guess they don't realize the tweet is from a raccoon eyed moron and pathological liar that breaks the law on a daily basis. But they appreciate it.
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Then again, some headlines approach greatness:

Chris Collins, First U.S. Lawmaker To Endorse Trump, Gets 26-Month Prison Sentence

“securities fraud”, okay, but Collins should have also been given a prison sentence for being the first US Rep. to endorse POSPOTUS.
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Ordinarily I'd prefer courts to mete out harsh financial consequences for financial crimes, but in this case I totally agree to the prison term, and would have gone for the 5 year without parole. This is one total scum bag.

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Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:47 am
Ordinarily I'd prefer courts to mete out harsh financial consequences for financial crimes, but in this case I totally agree to the prison term, and would have gone for the 5 year without parole. This is one total scum bag.
Found this:
'I cannot face my constituents': Anguished Chris Collins faces 26 months in prison

... Broderick also fined Collins $200,000....

An Eagle Scout and longtime scout leader, the elder Collins noted that he violated the first three words of the Boy Scout oath: "On my honor."

And as a result, "I will never be involved in scouting again, which is my life," he said. "That has rocked me to the core."
Oh no :o , not scouting! :violin:
That's just the start. Not only did Collins share secret bad news with his son about Innate Immunotherapeutics, an Australian biotech where the elder Collins sat on the board, he and his son also agreed that Cameron Collins should dump his Innate stock based on that information.

On top of that, Cameron Collins shared that inside information with his girlfriend, Lauren Zarsky, and her parents, Stephen Zarsky and Dorothy Zarsky.

And as a result, Cameron Collins and Stephen Zarsky also got arrested and, like the then-congressman, pleaded guilty in October. Lauren Zarsky and Dorothy Zarsky faced a civil action from the Securities and Exchange Commission and had to forgo their ill-gotten gains and pay penalties.

The elder Collins blamed himself for all of that and more.

"I've destroyed the reputation of my son," he said. "He's 27. He can't be involved in scouting. He'll probably never have a job."
:confusion-scratchheadblue: Plenty of toilet cleaners with records.
Because of the scandal, Collins' wife, Mary, had her credit card canceled, and his daughter Caitlin's brokerage account got canceled, too, he said.
Horrors!

Put out the welcome mat, billy.pilgrim:
... After Broderick issued his sentence, Collins' lawyers said he would like to serve it at the Federal Prison Camp in Pensacola, Fla., which is the nearest such facility to Collins' home in Marco Island, Fla. Broderick said he would recommend that Collins be sent to Pensacola, but the final decision will be up to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.
As for that $200,000 fine:
Chris Collins' is still worth a staggering amount despite resignation, indictment charges

... It is now estimated that Collins net worth is around $50 million ...
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Meh, I thought Jeff Sessions was the first to suck come (succumb) to the trump hypnosis. So both of these assholes have met a bad end. Hilarious.

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neoplacebo wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:55 pm
Meh, I thought Jeff Sessions was the first to suck come (succumb) to the trump hypnosis. So both of these assholes have met a bad end. Hilarious.
Pretty good chance that it will be Senator Jeff Sessions this time next year.
https://www.bamapolitics.com/36833/jeff ... -new-poll/

banni, we need a 'kill me now' emoji.
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Vrede too wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:03 pm
neoplacebo wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:55 pm
Meh, I thought Jeff Sessions was the first to suck come (succumb) to the trump hypnosis. So both of these assholes have met a bad end. Hilarious.
Pretty good chance that it will be Senator Jeff Sessions this time next year.
https://www.bamapolitics.com/36833/jeff ... -new-poll/

banni, we need a 'kill me now' emoji.
Isn't Jones good for several more years? Has Shelby announced his retirement or is not running? I think I'm confused.

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neoplacebo wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:18 pm
Isn't Jones good for several more years? Has Shelby announced his retirement or is not running? I think I'm confused.
Shelby stays, up for reelection in 2022 if he runs. Jones won the 2017 special election following the resignation of Republican incumbent Jeff Sessions to become U.S. Attorney General. Sessions' term would have ended at the end of this year.
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neoplacebo wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:18 pm
Isn't Jones good for several more years? Has Shelby announced his retirement or is not running? I think I'm confused.
Shelby stays, up for reelection in 2022 if he runs. Jones won the 2017 special election following the resignation of Republican incumbent Jeff Sessions to become U.S. Attorney General. Sessions' term would have ended at the end of this year.
OH, I guess I did not realize that Jones does not have a full term; forgot that it was not a regular election. Call me dubmass.

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neoplacebo wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:56 pm
... Call me dubmass.
No more than usual :P . I had to look up or at least double check each of the Senators I posted about in 2020 Elections.
http://www.blueridgedebate.com/forum/vi ... 69#p108769
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The Giant Behemoth
(not a puny behemoth)

1959. A prehistoric monster is brought back to life by a radioactive atomic blast.
(not the radiation-free kind)
The creature grows in size
(not sincerity?)
and proceeds to incinerate the horrified population.
(is an incinerated population ever not horrified?)

Its most fearsome weapon is its redundancy.
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Singer who drew fire at Mar-a-Lago competent to face trial

:wtf:

Turns out her poor singing was NOT the reason:
A Connecticut opera singer is now mentally competent to stand trial on charges that she sped through a checkpoint outside President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, drawing gunfire from law enforcement officers, her attorney says....
Opera, though, I would have been tempted to open fire if I knew.
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Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:39 pm
Singer who drew fire at Mar-a-Lago competent to face trial

:wtf:

Turns out her poor singing was NOT the reason:
A Connecticut opera singer is now mentally competent to stand trial on charges that she sped through a checkpoint outside President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, drawing gunfire from law enforcement officers, her attorney says....
Opera, though, I would have been tempted to open fire if I knew.
Well, since she was already mentally ill and off her meds at the time of the incident, I would expect her defense, if successful, to center around the temporary insanity plea.
Buh-Bye, President Plump...

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Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:03 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:39 pm
Singer who drew fire at Mar-a-Lago competent to face trial

:wtf:

Turns out her poor singing was NOT the reason:
A Connecticut opera singer is now mentally competent to stand trial on charges that she sped through a checkpoint outside President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, drawing gunfire from law enforcement officers, her attorney says....
Opera, though, I would have been tempted to open fire if I knew.
Well, since she was already mentally ill and off her meds at the time of the incident, I would expect her defense, if successful, to center around the temporary insanity plea.
Ah, even if she's convicted trump will whine and come to her defense and whine about how the judge doesn't like opera. Witch hunt, hoax.

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neoplacebo wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:07 pm
Ulysses wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:03 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:39 pm
Singer who drew fire at Mar-a-Lago competent to face trial

:wtf:

Turns out her poor singing was NOT the reason:
A Connecticut opera singer is now mentally competent to stand trial on charges that she sped through a checkpoint outside President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, drawing gunfire from law enforcement officers, her attorney says....
Opera, though, I would have been tempted to open fire if I knew.
Well, since she was already mentally ill and off her meds at the time of the incident, I would expect her defense, if successful, to center around the temporary insanity plea.
Ah, even if she's convicted trump will whine and come to her defense and whine about how the judge doesn't like opera. Witch hunt, hoax.

I am not sure that Trump would even care about her defense. Unless it's a plea that he's contemplating taking for himself. You know, like, if and when he runs out of Adderall to crush and snort...
Buh-Bye, President Plump...

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Ulysses wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:03 pm
Well, since she was already mentally ill and off her meds at the time of the incident, I would expect her defense, if successful, to center around the temporary insanity plea.
I was just laughing at the headline and making fun of opera. I have no opinion on the case.
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Vrede too wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:03 pm
neoplacebo wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:55 pm
Meh, I thought Jeff Sessions was the first to suck come (succumb) to the trump hypnosis. So both of these assholes have met a bad end. Hilarious.
Pretty good chance that it will be Senator Jeff Sessions this time next year.
https://www.bamapolitics.com/36833/jeff ... -new-poll/

banni, we need a 'kill me now' emoji.
https://sophosnews.files.wordpress.com/ ... /emoji.jpg

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Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:23 pm
Ulysses wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:03 pm
Well, since she was already mentally ill and off her meds at the time of the incident, I would expect her defense, if successful, to center around the temporary insanity plea.
I was just laughing at the headline and making fun of opera. I have no opinion on the case.
I think the whole thing needs to be done as an operatic drama in court starting with the bailiff calling (singing) the court to order, both the prosecution and defense singing their opening statements, the defendant singing her testimony, cut to the jury singing their deliberation, then after the intermission the judge singing the verdict and sentence. Once the defendant is found guilty and led away, cut to the prison cell block where all the other inmates sing a welcome to the new arrival, and the entire thing ending with the singing of the moral involved and the lesson learned. Not sure what the title of the whole production would be.......maybe "Mar a Lago From a Buick"" or "Mar a Lago Imbroglio" or "Fuck This Shit." Figaro, Figaro, Figaro, Figaroooooo! :clap:

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Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:25 am
I think the whole thing needs to be done as an operatic drama in court starting with the bailiff calling (singing) the court to order, both the prosecution and defense singing their opening statements, the defendant singing her testimony, cut to the jury singing their deliberation, then after the intermission the judge singing the verdict and sentence. Once the defendant is found guilty and led away, cut to the prison cell block where all the other inmates sing a welcome to the new arrival, and the entire thing ending with the singing of the moral involved and the lesson learned. Not sure what the title of the whole production would be.......maybe "Mar a Lago From a Buick"" or "Mar a Lago Imbroglio" or "Fuck This Shit." Figaro, Figaro, Figaro, Figaroooooo! :clap:
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Man Jailed For At Least 31 Years Over Murder Of Pensioner With Crossbow Outside His Home

Was the pensioner holding the crossbow?
Outside whose home?
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neoplacebo wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:25 am
Vrede too wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:23 pm
Ulysses wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:03 pm
Well, since she was already mentally ill and off her meds at the time of the incident, I would expect her defense, if successful, to center around the temporary insanity plea.
I was just laughing at the headline and making fun of opera. I have no opinion on the case.
I think the whole thing needs to be done as an operatic drama in court starting with the bailiff calling (singing) the court to order, both the prosecution and defense singing their opening statements, the defendant singing her testimony, cut to the jury singing their deliberation, then after the intermission the judge singing the verdict and sentence. Once the defendant is found guilty and led away, cut to the prison cell block where all the other inmates sing a welcome to the new arrival, and the entire thing ending with the singing of the moral involved and the lesson learned. Not sure what the title of the whole production would be.......maybe "Mar a Lago From a Buick"" or "Mar a Lago Imbroglio" or "Fuck This Shit." Figaro, Figaro, Figaro, Figaroooooo! :clap:
Not unlike some Italian opera set in a prison... I suppose...

But I have better things to do.
Buh-Bye, President Plump...

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