hobie1616

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  1. As President Trump prepares to leave office in days, a lucrative market for pardons is coming to a head, with some of his allies collecting fees from wealthy felons or their associates to push the White House for clemency, according to documents and interviews with more than three dozen lobbyists and lawyers. The brisk market for pardons reflects the access peddling that has defined Mr. Trump’s presidency as well as his unorthodox approach to exercising unchecked presidential clemency powers. Pardons and commutations are intended to show mercy to deserving recipients, but Mr. Trump has used many of them to reward personal or political allies. The pardon lobbying heated up as it became clear that Mr. Trump had no recourse for challenging his election defeat, lobbyists and lawyers say. One lobbyist, Brett Tolman, a former federal prosecutor who has been advising the White House on pardons and commutations, has monetized his clemency work, collecting tens of thousands of dollars, and possibly more, in recent weeks to lobby the White House for clemency for the son of a former Arkansas senator; the founder of the notorious online drug marketplace Silk Road; and a Manhattan socialite who pleaded guilty in a fraud scheme. Prospect of Pardons in Final Days Fuels Market to Buy Access to Trump
  2. hobie1616

    Support the Troops...With Food.

    Lucky you. There's nothing worse than the blob of grease on top of Ham and Eggs, Chopped in Korea era C-Rats.
  3. hobie1616

    Impeachment: Why Now?

    Did you check with your mouse first?
  4. hobie1616

    Support the Troops...With Food.

    MREs or pizza? You be the judge.
  5. Ya gotta admit that the trumpaloons have a great sales department.
  6. Maybe model the jails for the rioters after the Chinese reeducation centers.
  7. Imagine Jenna with some Arian Brotherhood prison tats. Maybe some Mike Tyson face ink.
  8. According to FEC filings, San Francisco Giants principal owner Charles B. Johnson maxed out donations to a dozen far-right political figures who've espoused disturbing beliefs, challenged the 2020 Electoral College results and used inflammatory, violent language prior to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots that left five dead. SFGATE previously reported that Johnson and his wife Ann — in addition to Arizona Diamondbacks principal owner Ken Kendrick and his wife Randy — each gave $2,800 to pro-QAnon Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colorado, who tweeted about the location of House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi during the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. Giants owner Charles B. Johnson maxed out donations to a dozen others on far right
  9. Baked Alaska gets his meringue browned. Far-right activist ‘Baked Alaska’ is among the latest Capitol rioters to be arrested. Anthime Joseph Gionet, a far-right media personality nicknamed “Baked Alaska” who is known for livestreaming himself participating in illegal activity, was arrested by the F.B.I. on Friday and accused of illegally storming the Capitol during the attack on the building by President Trump’s supporters earlier this month.
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    Impeachment: Why Now?

    For most of Mr. Trump’s 74 years, the relationship between his words and their consequences has been fairly straightforward: He says what he wants, and nothing particularly durable tends to happen to him. But in the final frames of his presidency, Mr. Trump is confronting an unfamiliar fate. He is being held to account as never before for things he has said, finding his typical defenses — denial, obfuscation, powerful friends, claiming it was all a big joke — insufficient in explaining away a violent mob acting in his name. A First for an American President, and a First for Donald Trump
  11. I'd pay money for a live feed of real estate agent Jenna Ryan waiting by the phone on Jan. 20th for her pardon. The 12:01 PM meltdown should be epic.
  12. If Biden did cut the stoopid ones lose, there should be a lot of community service as part of the deal. A lot of community service.
  13. He's fallen off of his horse one too many times while goat roping.
  14. Jenna Ryan, Dallas real estate agent, is a prolific YouTube poster. Turns out she's also a "life coach."