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Program Note

[ Posted Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 – 16:52 UTC ]

The saga of the transmission continues, which once again ate up my whole day. I will try to get to answering some comments later (something I've been lax at this past week), but my apologies once again as there will be no new column today.

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37 Comments on “Program Note”

  1. [1] 
    James T Canuck wrote:

    In fairness, a hiatus at this juncture won't exactly be a lost moment in time.

    The never-ending outrageous and egregious perfidy of Trump will outlast any dodgy sparkplug/timing belt... Hence my on/off again appearance herein.

    Surely, no one expected Barr to have Trump fitted for an ACME Petard, post Mueller report... Indeed, most got what they expected, a pile of verbal sewage, whos only intention was to 'sound-bite' unassailable pro-Trump obfuscation.

    Should be interesting to see Trump's wig go 'back and to the left' when Mueller gets to sing his song about how Barr told porkies to Yankland in furtherance of the 'No collusion, no obstruction, false-narrative...

    I've gone off popcorn.

    LL&P

  2. [2] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    The saga of the transmission continues, which once again ate up my whole day.

    I don't under - stand.

  3. [3] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Oh, come on … hasn't anybody seen that commercial? Heh.

  4. [4] 
    Michale wrote:

    The never-ending outrageous and egregious perfidy of Trump will outlast any dodgy sparkplug/timing belt... Hence my on/off again appearance herein.

    TRANSLATION: The fact that Mueller has totally exonerated President Trump on Russia Collusion has really decimated my moral.. I am going to need more time to lick my wounds...

    Take all the time you need, 'Nuck...

    Just be back in time for Trump's re-election.. :D

  5. [5] 
    Michale wrote:

    Well, I see Democrats are all a-twitter about this supposed letter that Mueller sent to Barr...

    Even if the letter DOES exist, the funny thing about it..

    It ONLY questions Barr's interpretation on the obstruction issue.. Which is an issue that Democrats were all a-twitter about already..

    It says NOTHING about Barr's position on the issue of Russia Collusion, which is the ONLY issue that matters.

    And on THAT issue.. On the issue of Russia Collusion, there is absolutely ZERO daylight between Barr and Mueller..

    President Trump has been completely and utterly exonerated on the entire reason for Mueller's probe..

    Russia Collusion..

    So, spin all ya want.. But facts are facts..

    And the FACT is President Trump?? Completely and utterly exonerated on Russia Collusion...

    No fantasy letter from Mueller to Barr, if it exists, changes that fact...

  6. [6] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    The car ate my homework?

  7. [7] 
    Michale wrote:

    The car ate my homework?

    Heh.. Now THAT was funny!! :D

  8. [8] 
    Kick wrote:

    Michale
    5

    You do realize that you are contradicting yourself, right?

    On the one hand, you question multiple times whether or not the "supposed letter" even "exists," and on the other hand you insist emphatically that you know what's in the letter:

    It ONLY questions Barr's interpretation on the obstruction issue..

    Michale claims emphatically to know the entire contents of a letter which he questions the existence. Choose a lane, please. Otherwise, you're just embarrassing yourself in yet another ridiculous exercise in moving of the goalposts in swift fashion. It was you that said if Mueller had an issue with Barr's letter, he would have said something. As I explained already, Mueller won't speak about his report unless it's to Congress. A letter to Bill Barr is a big thing; it starts the clock running.

    It says NOTHING about Barr's position on the issue of Russia Collusion, which is the ONLY issue that matters.

    So despite the fact that you question its very existence, you're actually probably correct about this since Mueller didn't investigate "Russia Collusion" at all and also made that crystal clear in his report. That is precisely why it was ridiculous for Bill Barr to claim there was "no collusion" over and over just like a Trump sycophant.

    Also, they don't investigate issues that don't matter, and issues that don't matter do not generally spawn a dozen plus other issues that are for the most part redacted in Appendix D of Mueller's report. Things get investigated to ensure that we can prevent them in the future... that whole "those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it" thingy. Duh. :)

    And on THAT issue.. On the issue of Russia Collusion, there is absolutely ZERO daylight between Barr and Mueller..

    As explained by Mueller in his report, "Russia Collusion" isn't an issue. Barr insinuating that there was "no collusion" when he knew the report didn't investigate "collusion" was the propaganda phrase for the Trump sycophants who just eat up the spew and regurgitate it back ad nauseam... like good little useful sheeple.

    President Trump has been completely and utterly exonerated on the entire reason for Mueller's probe..
    Russia Collusion..

    Now you're either fabricating or just woefully misinformed. You should really read Mueller's report.

    So, spin all ya want.. But facts are facts..

    Facts truly are facts... and that is why no amount of your predictable Trump propaganda bleating sheeple spew makes a scintilla or even a tiny bit of difference. :)

  9. [9] 
    Kick wrote:

    Lindsey Graham just stated that Mueller's report found "no collusion." Lie *clap* Lie *clap* Lie *clap*

    Mueller's Report specifically states that "collusion." More lies from the Trump sycophants. #Pathetic

  10. [10] 
    Kick wrote:

    EDIT

    Mueller's Report specifically states that "collusion" wasn't considered at all. More lies from the Trump sycophants. #Pathetic

  11. [11] 
    Michale wrote:

    CNN, MSNBC RATINGS PLUMMET

    CNN's prime-time ratings dropped a whopping 26 percent in April compared to last year, according to Nielsen Media Research.

    MSNBC's ratings were down 14 percent in April 2019 compared to April 2018, while Fox News's ratings overall were flat.

    The sharp decrease for CNN marked its lowest-rated month in total viewers since October 2015.
    https://thehill.com/homenews/media/441557-cnn-sees-ratings-swoon-in-april

    Funny...

    Americans are leaving the lying networks in droves after Mueller completely and utterly exonerated President Trump for Russia Collusion.. :D

    "It is to laugh.."
    -Daffy Duck

    :D

  12. [12] 
    Balthasar wrote:

    April was a slow news month.

    Don't worry, though, WE'RE watching. We'll keep you informed if:

    Barr suddenly breaks into laughter, and says, "sorry, couldn't resist it."

    Trump suddenly pulls his lawyers from the field, saying that he's had a change of heart.

    Melania files for divorce.

    Wilbur Ross finally admits that he's been playing that Simpsons character all along.

    Mike Pence has an original idea.

    Mueller is allowed to speak.

    An American landmark goes up in flames.

    Cause that's our job - to be the eyes and ears for people who, otherwise, just don't have time for this nonsense.

  13. [13] 
    Michale wrote:

    Cause that's our job - to be the eyes and ears for people who, otherwise, just don't have time for this nonsense.

    The problem is, ya'all are blinded by hatred and intolerance and only see what you WANT to see..

    That's why you have been hysterically screaming "RUSSIA COLLUSION!!!!!" for the last 2+ years..

    And then, when your mighty hero Trump slayer says, "Uh Uh.. Sorry morons.. President Trump is completely innocent of colluding with Russia..." all of the sudden you turn a 180 and try and claim, "Oh my!! It's NEVER been about Russia Collusion!!!"

    It's LAUGHABLE that you think you have any credibility!! :D

    "Kahn... I am LAUGHING at the superior intellect.."
    -Admiral James T Kirk

  14. [14] 
    Balthasar wrote:

    Besides which, and awful lot of Democrats are out helping other Dems get elected. Whole teams of people are out getting others involved.

    Trump does a rally once a month; these folks are doing that daily.

    Or to put it another way: 14% of Democrats aren't sitting in front of their TVs.

    Impressive.

  15. [15] 
    Michale wrote:

    But wait a minute..

    Mueller is allowed to speak.

    An American landmark goes up in flames.

    OK.. So **NOW** you are saying that when Mueller testifies, THAT is when the killing blow takes place??

    Let's review..

    Ya'all FIRST said, "Wait til Mueller releases his report!! THAT will bring down Trump!!!"

    Mueller released his report.. President Trump is COMPLETELY exonerated on Russia Collusion..

    THEN ya'all said, "OH!!! Wait until the redacted report is released!!! THAT will bring down Trump!!!!"

    Redacted report is released... President Trump is **STILL** completely exonerated on Russia Collusion!!! :D

    **NOW** ya'all claim, "Oh!!! Wait until Mueller speaks!!! THAT will bring down Trump!!!"

    You see where this is heading???

    YA'ALL ALWAYS HAVE A "WAIT TIL!!!" AND YA'ALL ARE ***ALWAYS*** WRONG!!!

    BBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    You people crack me up... :D

  16. [16] 
    Michale wrote:

    Besides which, and awful lot of Democrats are out helping other Dems get elected. Whole teams of people are out getting others involved.

    YYAAWWWWWNNNNN

    You said the exact same thing in the run-up to Nov 2016..

    Tell me.. How did that work out for ya'all?? :D

  17. [17] 
    Kick wrote:

    Balthasar
    12

    I know, right!?

    We'll totally keep you informed if the Attorney General of the United States admits that he didn't review the underlying evidence before clearing the President of the United States.

    Narrator: But that just happened today.

    Why, yes it did.

    We'll also totally keep people informed if the Attorney General of the United States admits to providing the name of redacted Grand Jury information to the White House.

    Narrator: But that also just happened today.

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4795263/barr-commits-obstruction

    Did that? Yes, that also did... and that, ladies and gents, is called obstruction of justice and grounds for impeachment.

  18. [18] 
    Balthasar wrote:

    all of the sudden you turn a 180

    No, no. A 180 is a move in a different direction.

    What we did there was READ the second half of the report, y'know the part where actual crimes were detailed.

    There will be hearings, soon, on that material.

    Still waiting on the un-redacted report. Barr managed to muddy the water a bit, but we're far from finished.

    Actually, just getting started...

  19. [19] 
    Michale wrote:

    Blathy,

    You can't win..

    You have not a single iota of credibility... :D

    But I still like ya.. :D

  20. [20] 
    Kick wrote:

    Balthasar
    18

    Actually, just getting started...

    Just when it looked like it was almost over, it's just getting started.

    You're right about that. :)

  21. [21] 
    Michale wrote:

    What we did there was READ the second half of the report, y'know the part where actual crimes were detailed.

    And yet, for the last 2+ years ya'all have been saying that RUSSIA COLLUSION was the "actual" crime..

    NOW that ya'all have been totally and completely SHOT DOWN on that...

    NOW there is a new "actual" crime..

    So fickle..

    I know, I know... It's beyond ya'all's capability to admit that you have been full of shit the whole time..

    But one thing that is fact...

    YOUR candidate Hillary lost to Donald Trump ***ALL ON HER OWN***!!!!

    BBBWWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    How could ya'all pick such a LUSER!!??? :D

    Still waiting on the un-redacted report. Barr managed to muddy the water a bit, but we're far from finished.

    Barr offered the un-redacted report (save Grand Jury testimony) to any in Congress who wanted to view it..

    Funny how NO ONE of relevance took him up on the offer..

    Wonder why... :D

  22. [22] 
    Michale wrote:

    Classroom teachers can have guns. Painful debate marks final passage by Florida House.
    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article229906419.html

    And THAT will do more to stop school shootings than ANY hysterical gun ban...

  23. [23] 
    Kick wrote:

    Michale

    Have you ever noticed how your "go to" argument is bragging about calling a 50-50 election correctly.

    That is the equivalent of being a grown man and bragging about how you can go potty all by yourself. *laughs* :)

  24. [24] 
    Balthasar wrote:

    Kick: and that, ladies and gents, is called obstruction of justice and grounds for impeachment

    Exactly. Commenters on MSNBC are saying that Barr lied repeatedly during the hearing, and one said that he was actually bad at it.

    Not a great start...

  25. [25] 
    Michale wrote:

    Exactly. Commenters on MSNBC are saying that Barr lied repeatedly during the hearing, and one said that he was actually bad at it.

    MSNBC!!!????

    BBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Yea... THEY are credible...

    BBBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  26. [26] 
    Michale wrote:

    HA!!!

    Barr won't testify before House panel Thursday
    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/01/barr-testimony-house-democrats-1296377

    AG Barr tells House Democrats to frak off and die!!! :D

    I love it!!!

    "I'm not gonna play by their rules any more!!!"
    -Bill Murray, GROUNDHOG DAY

    :D

  27. [27] 
    Michale wrote:

    Democrats were offered to view a less-redacted version of the Mueller report.. The only thing redacted in that version was Grand Jury information which, BY LAW, must be redacted..

    Yunno how many Democrats wanted to view this version of the report??

    ZERO.... ZILCH.... NADA.... NONE....

    So much for the Democrats' claim that they are interested in the facts..

    They are only interested in their witch hunt and there isn't a single witch to be found!!

    BBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  28. [28] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    If I was one of those Democrats or Republicans I would sure make time to view the less redacted version.

  29. [29] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    But, it's not a witch hunt, either.

  30. [30] 
    Michale wrote:

    If I was one of those Democrats or Republicans I would sure make time to view the less redacted version.

    Exactly!!

    And it's only been REPUBLICANS who have viewed the less redacted version..

    Apparently, DEMOCRATS don't really CARE about actually getting the facts...

  31. [31] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Michale, I wasn't too impressed with Barr's testimony today or the other days. He sure doesn't stack up to other AGs that I have heard testify - Democrat and Republican alike ...

  32. [32] 
    Balthasar wrote:

    Michale:

    Democrats were offered to view a less-redacted version of the Mueller report..

    Under rules that would have made the entire rest of the report off-limits. Democrats deferred on that deal. They still want the entire report.

    AG Barr tells House Democrats to frak off and die!

    Which is both childish and counter-productive. Barr would have taken a little grilling to no effect. Now it's a big issue.

    Problem is, is that it also distracts from the fact that the Democrats would really rather talk to Mueller, and despite assurances to the contrary, DOJ is in the way of it.

    Trump imagines that this is a good time for an all-out fight, particularly with Congress. His plan seems to be to stir the nest up, and then say, "I'm the only one who can protect you from bees."

  33. [33] 
    Balthasar wrote:

    I also note that you call MSNBC "credible".

    Good. You're making progress. Now vouch for:

    The New York Times
    The Washington Post
    The Wall Street Journal
    The AP
    Reuters
    The BBC

    and others, whom you've maligned.

  34. [34] 
    Michale wrote:

    Balthy,

    Under rules that would have made the entire rest of the report off-limits. Democrats deferred on that deal. They still want the entire report.

    By LAW, they CAN'T see the entire unredacted report..

    Funny how you are only about the law when it furthers your agenda..

    Trump imagines that this is a good time for an all-out fight, particularly with Congress. His plan seems to be to stir the nest up, and then say, "I'm the only one who can protect you from bees."

    And Democrats are dancing to Trump's tune...

    AGAIN.. :D

    You can't win, Balthy...

  35. [35] 
    Michale wrote:

    Michale, I wasn't too impressed with Barr's testimony today or the other days. He sure doesn't stack up to other AGs that I have heard testify - Democrat and Republican alike ...

    He stacked up perfectly against Obama's AG.. Who REFUSED to testify... :D

  36. [36] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Well, he did what he had to do.

  37. [37] 
    Michale wrote:

    Well, he did what he had to do.

    As did William Barr...

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