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    Pardoned.
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    Takes a crook to know a crook.

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    Indubitably.
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    Fraud, and Obstruction of Justice

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    Maybe he’s laying out easy to follow guidelines for Mike Pence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Fraud, and Obstruction of Justice
    Author too.

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    Did I mention he was also a former neighbor of citizen Two Scoops?
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    No surprise Turnip and Lord Tubby would be bedfellows. Odious creatures both.

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    If Whitey Bulger had tweeted some trumpraise, he could have gotten pardoned instead of being beaten to death.
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    Fook. Fook. FOOK.

    Black is possibly slightly higher in my estimation than Sheriff Joe Arpaio, but it is a close thing. Different sub-species, but basically the same animal.
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    in 2018 black published a fawning tribute biography to trump

    smart man
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    Odious, but smart in a remarkably selfish, grasping and amoral way. Exceeded in both by his formerly glamorous but terminally icky spouse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    Odious, but smart in a remarkably selfish, grasping and amoral way. Exceeded in both by his formerly glamorous but terminally icky spouse.
    I am proud to say that I was a member of the "Barbara Amiel is an *" Club as early as 1985.

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    Was first introduced to her through watching her various point/counterpoint style debates with Laurier LaPierre from the late 60s or early 70s. A geography teacher of ours played them on crackly old videotapes, making us all squirm at how such a beautiful woman could actually be a heartless witch. (Sorry for the typo - that was supposed to be a "b".)
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    I don't know why, as I agree with everybody here, but I find myself giggling at the whole situation.
    Also Barbara Amiel is the anti heroine of Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride

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    Another bigly sad day to the next. Presidential American Express... the rest get mastercharged.

    If he gets away with it, Why should the wealthy live by laws and rules anymore?
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    I’m happy to say that I agree with everyone who has posted here.
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    I read his essays. They’re usually worth it, even you don’t agree with them.

    But he was caught red-handed carrying boxes of incriminating papers out of his office building. So I wouldn’t pardon him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hadfield View Post
    I read his essays. They’re usually worth it, even you don’t agree with them.

    But he was caught red-handed carrying boxes of incriminating papers out of his office building. So I wouldn’t pardon him.
    Interesting. Worth it, you say? Can you elaborate?
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    Dude is a climate science denier and a criminal fraudster, no matter what Turnip says or does. Bugger Lord Tubby with a rake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
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    Another bigly sad day to the next. Presidential American Express... the rest get mastercharged.

    If he gets away with it, Why should the wealthy live by laws and rules anymore?
    I think that's the point of the pardon. Free pass for sycophants.

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    Who's next? Madoff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Interesting. Worth it, you say? Can you elaborate?
    He has a huge knowledge of history, and an engaging way of presenting it. Quite readable. Sometimes you don't agree, but his essays are always lucid and well-written.

    He also doesn't give a hoot about political correctness, and frequently does not go with the flow. I like that, even when I don't agree with all his points.

    But I would make him serve his time as a warning to other financial crooks.

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    I wonder if he was playing the long game. He has tried repeatedly to gain a pardon.
    In my opinion he makes being an odious brick an art-form....oh darn spellcheck strikes again.....

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