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    A dull prick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WI-Tom View Post
    Or high--a huge commitment to corruption, racism, and unethical behavior is apparently required for approval. Nixon would be primaried out of the party as a RINO today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbgarr View Post
    Yikes. Don't walk on that carpet without shoes!

    "Gaetz allegedly showed off to other lawmakers photos and videos of nude women he said he had slept with, the sources told CNN, including while on the House floor."
    Obviously pimping. He had experience, could vouch for the girls' performance, thought his colleagues might be interested, looking for a hookup.

    And, with a little luck we'll find out how many of them were.
    A society predicated on the assumption that everyone in it should want to get rich is not well situated to become either ethical or imaginative.

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    I've seen attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.

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    How do people who support Trump cut this guy loose?
    "alternative facts (lies)" are a cancer eating through a democracy, and will kill it. 1st amendment is not absolute.

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    He seems to fit their ideal of a donald substitute/successor quite well……………………….

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    Florida Man

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    Quote Originally Posted by oznabrag View Post
    Or hailed as the progressive champion.
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    Primaried out. These people don’t want “progress”; they want to “restore” a past that they imagine was better for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Smith View Post
    How do people who support Trump cut this guy loose?
    Trump will call him a loser, “Really don’t know they guy, I’m told he asked me for a pardon but we never considered it.”

    That'll be enough.

    Trump has already cut loose McConnell and Pence. He’s having nothing to do with Jared, and one wonders about Ivanka.

    In Trumpland it’s only about Donald.

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    If his kids have any sense they'd dump him and go someplace else, any place else for a long time..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
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    Primaried out. These people don’t want “progress”; they want to “restore” a past that they imagine was better for them.
    No, what I'm saying is that Nixon was arguably left of Joe Biden.

    Also, I'm not sure Joe has the oomph to do something like create the Environmental Protection Agency, especially in the face of these howling morons.

    You should know that I'm only half serious, but I'm pretty sure the only path that has any shred of a chance at bringing this spitshow right is the path of radical change, backed up with laws that have lots of teeth.
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    I reckon Joe has the oomph, what he doesn’t have - yet are the votes. I hope he gets them in the mid terms.
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    Yes. Too many 'democrats' either teetering on being replaced, or DINO's. Manchin comes to mind. But if he were 'replaced', it'd likely be a Republican. I'd love to see the Dem's gain enough seats to obviate their intransigence. Of course, given the gnat attention span of too many of our fellow citizens, the opposite is as likely.
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    I think that Manchin needs to have the infrastructure bill named after him, and be given the mandate to build the coalition within the Senate which he thinks is possible. If he can't build the filibuster-proof coalition within, say, 6 months ... then the filibuster's toast.

    And I think that the price of admission for getting the full share of infrastructure funds spent within one's constituency needs to be VOTING FOR THE BILL. Name a set of priorities which are funded everywhere regardless to the tune of about 25% of the total spend - e.g. replacing lead water pipes - but restrict full-freight infrastructure funding ONLY to those who are willing to vote for it, for their constituents.
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    Rut-roh! There’s a letter.

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    and roger stone replying "hope you are ready to wire me $250,000."

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    slimy f***
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    Pizzagaetz has legs!

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    so. . .

    is it actually more predictable or more ironic that it's the republicans that are the vast cabal of pedophile rapist mofos that qanon should be worried about?

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    For me, the most interesting bit of the recent developments is that there are text conversations between Greenberg and Roger Stone about wiring Stone $250k in compensation for Stone's help, if Stone could wrangle Greenberg a pardon for the paying for underage sex and etc. All those things Greenberg wrote about in the multiple drafts of a confession letter he prepared for Stone - including of course that handwritten first draft.

    Interesting because if Stone was possibly arranging at least this pardon attempt for a cash payment, there may be questions raised about the legality of his own pardon too, and whether any $ or other benefits changed hands in order to get it.

    These guys are the face of the Republican party, still embraced by the current elected members and leaders.
    And the ambassadors of the Trump regime in exile. Oy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    oops , thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    oops , thx
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    The party of family values, oh where did they go wrong?
    This part is kind of funny.

    In those letters, Greenberg detailed his relationship with Gaetz. He confessed to paying young women for sex. And he claimed that he, Gaetz, and others had sex with a minor they believed to be 19 at the time. Greenberg said he learned she was underage on Sept. 4, 2017, from “an anonymous tip” and quickly contacted Gaetz.

    “Immediately I called the congressman and warned him to stay clear of this person and informed him she was underage,” Greenberg wrote. “He was equally shocked and disturbed by this revelation.”

    Greenberg continued in the handwritten draft that he “confronted” the then-17-year-old and explained to her “how serious of a situation this was, how many people she put in danger.”

    “She apologized and recognized that by lying about her age, she endangered many people,” he continued. “There was no further contact with this individual until after her 18th birthday.”

    But after she reached the age of legal consent in Florida, Greenberg re-established contact. As The Daily Beast previously reported, about five months after her 18th birthday, Gaetz sent Greenberg $900 in two Venmo transactions—one titled “Test” and the other titled “hit up ___.” The blank contained a nickname for this girl, and Greenberg paid her and two other women a total of $900 about six hours later.

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    I do love the detail that upon learning that one of the prostitutes was underage, the horrified reaction is to pause further commerce with her 'till she's safely turned 18.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    so. . .

    is it actually more predictable or more ironic that it's the republicans that are the vast cabal of pedophile rapist mofos that qanon should be worried about?

    dse
    They are so very good at projecting. It's like the preacher who rails against homosexuality every sunday, but is caught fondling the altar boys. They scream loudest against what they really are, hoping nobody will notice what they are doing.
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    I do love the detail that upon learning that one of the prostitutes was underage, the horrified reaction is to pause further commerce with her 'till she's safely turned 18.
    I don’t get the impression these young women are professionals in the same sense that Greenberg and Gaetz are professionals in their line of work.

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    Well, earlier in this saga we learned that the underage participant when these events transpired has, since turning 18, shot some porn films.

    Which suggests that at least some of these women are professionals in much the same way as Gaetz and Greenberg. Except that they're apparently more competent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    They are so very good at projecting. It's like the preacher who rails against homosexuality every sunday, but is caught fondling the altar boys. They scream loudest against what they really are, hoping nobody will notice what they are doing.
    It is so predictable you could set your watch by it. Whatever they accuse others of doing is what the FBI and other law enforcement agencies should begin investigating them for immediately.

    It is and has been part of the Trump playbook as well, and one he learned very well from his former attorney Roy Cohn, somebody accuses you of something, turn around and accuse your accuser of the same behavior and start muddying the water straight away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    I do love the detail that upon learning that one of the prostitutes was underage, the horrified reaction is to pause further commerce with her 'till she's safely turned 18.
    I like this bit:

    From today’s “Daily Beast:”


    “In those letters, Greenberg detailed his relationship with Gaetz. He confessed to paying young women for sex. And he claimed that he, Gaetz, and others had sex with a minor they believed to be 19 at the time. Greenberg said he learned she was underage on Sept. 4, 2017, from “an anonymous tip” and quickly contacted Gaetz.


    “”Immediately I called the congressman and warned him to stay clear of this person and informed him she was underage,” Greenberg wrote. “He was equally shocked and disturbed by this revelation.”


    “Greenberg continued in the handwritten draft that he “confronted” the then-17-year-old and explained to her “how serious of a situation this was, how many people she put in danger.”


    “”She apologized and recognized that by lying about her age, she endangered many people,” he continued. “There was no further contact with this individual until after her 18th birthday.”


    “But after she reached the age of legal consent in Florida, Greenberg re-established contact. As The Daily Beast previously reported, about five months after her 18th birthday, Gaetz sent Greenberg $900 in two Venmo transactions—one titled “Test” and the other titled “hit up ___.” The blank contained a nickname for this girl, and Greenberg paid her and two other women a total of $900 about six hours later.


    “In his confession letter, Greenberg also admitted he facilitated Gaetz’s interactions with college students—and paid them on his behalf.


    “”All of the girls were in college or post college and it was not uncommon for either myself or the Congressman to help anyone [sic] of these girls financially, whether it was a car payment, a flight home to see their family or something as simple as helping pay a speeding ticket,” Greenberg wrote.”


    Why is United States Congressman Matt Gaetz not under arrest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    Well, earlier in this saga we learned that the underage participant when these events transpired has, since turning 18, shot some porn films.

    Which suggests that at least some of these women are professionals in much the same way as Gaetz and Greenberg. Except that they're apparently more competent.
    I have been out of touch with all the details. Like Greenberg said that 17 yr old was endangering everyone by lying about her age!. Gaetz better get himself to the biggest white evangelical church in Florida if he wants to have a political career.

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    I think Mr Gaetz should start practicing sewing mailbags .
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    Making car license plates was the traditional occupation in the US for folks unfortunate enough to get caught.
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    I can't figure how Gaetz remains electable; his behavior isn't new, or unknown to Florida Republican party circles. Hell, there's been some reporting of an as-yet unnamed other elected Floridian in some of this.

    Yet various folks familiar with his district say that if he's on the ballot next time, he'll win again.
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