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Only two errors in a seven word post.  Good for you!

Not sure stealing Magat money to NOT build a wall is totally a bad thing...  

It doesn't matter how the boat does, and screw it if the crew is bummed that we don't win, it's about how I FEEL about the shift.  IF I DON'T GET MY 30-DEGREE SHIFT I'm not tacking, damn it! 

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Bannon, who was President Donald Trump’s former campaign boss, was arrested this morning in Washington, D.C. on charges he and others allegedly made false representations about the "We Build the Wall campaign."

 

Bannon, 66, is expected to appear in court virtually on Thursday.

Prosecutors said Bannon and others defrauded hundreds of thousands of donors to the online campaign by falsely assuring them the organizers were not taking a penny of donation money.

"Those representations were false," the indictment said.

In truth, according to the indictment, Bannon took at least $1 million to pay personal expenses.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/trump-strategist-steve-bannon-indicted-part-crowdfunding-campaign/story?id=72494405

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I wonder who the other three arrested are? Kris Kobach? Erik Prince?please!

Federal prosecutors alleged that Bannon and three others “orchestrated a scheme to defraud hundreds of thousands of donors” in connection with an online crowdfunding campaign that raised more than $25m to build a wall along the southern border of the United States.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/20/steve-bannon-arrested-charged-fraud-we-build-the-wall

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1 minute ago, badlatitude said:

When are they going to arrest the biggest fraud of all? Donald John Trump

"Individual 1"  As soon as he is out of office and not "protected" by the made up bullshit "policy" of immunity while being president.

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2 minutes ago, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

You must really like the taste of bullshit in the morning.   NTTAWWT, but, eww.. 

I dunno man, seems like a political prosecution!  how many presidents have had 2! campaign chairmen get arrested, and one do time? Maybe the other as well!  Must be Deep State!

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Just now, Raz'r said:

I dunno man, seems like a political prosecution!  how many presidents have had 2! campaign chairmen get arrested, and one do time? Maybe the other as well!  Must be Deep State!

Deep state?  Might be - shoot, we just heard about a member of the FBI being found guilty for falsifying documents to justify surveillance on someone in Trump's cabinet.  But, this is the 1st and only mention of anything like that that you've heard me say, and my tongue is planted firmly in cheek. 

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5 minutes ago, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

Deep state?  Might be - shoot, we just heard about a member of the FBI being found guilty for falsifying documents to justify surveillance on someone in Trump's cabinet.  But, this is the 1st and only mention of anything like that that you've heard me say, and my tongue is planted firmly in cheek. 

someone who had been a consultant to Trump's campaign ("oil and gas guy"), not the cabinet. 

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14 minutes ago, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

we just heard about a member of the FBI being found guilty for falsifying documents to justify surveillance on someone in Trump's cabinet. 

i hope this inaccuracy is an accident. 

facts matter

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1 hour ago, kent_island_sailor said:

Not sure stealing Magat money to NOT build a wall is totally a bad thing...

 

its the best of both worlds

 

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11 minutes ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

someone who had been a consultant to Trump's campaign ("oil and gas guy"), not the cabinet. 

Carter Page

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/21/politics/fbi-fisa-russia-investigation/index.html 

Some witnesses who have been interviewed in Horowitz's investigation have said they expect the inspector general to find mistakes in the FBI's handling of the FISA process, but that those mistakes do not undermine the premise for the FBI's investigation.

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Carter Page wasn't even in Shitstain's administration, let alone in his Cabinet. He was an informal foreign policy advisor to the Shitstain campaign in 2016 just as he had had the privilege to serve as an informal advisor to the staff of the Kremlin in preparation for their Presidency of the G-20 Summit (his words) in 2013. You know, salt of the earth type, a real patriot. It's just disgusting how the FBI would go after someone of such unquestionable loyalty.

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Can you die from laughing too hard? What about schadenfreude poisoning?!? Irony overdose?

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2 hours ago, Shortforbob said:

I wonder who the other three arrested are? Kris Kobach? Erik Prince?please!

Federal prosecutors alleged that Bannon and three others “orchestrated a scheme to defraud hundreds of thousands of donors” in connection with an online crowdfunding campaign that raised more than $25m to build a wall along the southern border of the United States.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/20/steve-bannon-arrested-charged-fraud-we-build-the-wall

Proving once again that there are 100s of thousnds of dupe and fools out there.  Something that didn't need proving, actually.

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3 hours ago, hermetic said:

those harvard guys are something ..

Garbage in, garbage out...what freaks me is something President Elliott said- some thing about undergraduates arriving with some knowledge, and leaving with none, so some knowledge accumulates......I used to think it was worse over at the Business School.  Not any more.  Just like life except more so, huh?

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2 minutes ago, Mike G said:

Stealing money from racists dupes.

Hmmm.  I'm torn here.

I actually wonder... thought of this a while back... if the money being sent to Trump and his cronies from Trailer Park Duh-merika is reducing the amount of money being sent to televangelists? Only so much water in that well, after all.

- DSK

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1 minute ago, Steam Flyer said:

I actually wonder... thought of this a while back... if the money being sent to Trump and his cronies from Trailer Park Duh-merika is reducing the amount of money being sent to televangelists? Only so much water in that well, after all.

- DSK

Dunno.  I was watching a Trumpaloo being interviewed on MSNBC the other day, and he was saying it would be worth losing his job to vote Trump in again.  :blink:  There’s faith in that.....

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34 minutes ago, Commercial Boater said:

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Can you die from laughing too hard? What about schadenfreude poisoning?!? Irony overdose?

That’s exactly what I said to my wife this morning when she informed me of the Bannon follies.  :lol:

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2 minutes ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

Bust them and force them to disgorge the profits to UnidosUS. Watch Stephen Miller's head explode!  Presidential! 

It’ll explode again?

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6 minutes ago, Mismoyled Jiblet. said:

Yup.  Exterior’s not bad at all, for a mini super yacht.  Kind of like it’s a post modern Lake Union Dream Boat.  Kinda.  What’s with the box on top- is that a Bimini?  Kind of ruins the aesthetic...

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1 minute ago, perioecus said:

This deliberately crafted physical presentation:

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Isn't at all incongruous with this one:

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Does that chandelier clatter in a storm?  (Does the belly jiggle like a bowl full of seasick jelly?)

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20 minutes ago, Mike G said:

Its very sad.

 

But I just want to be clear...I just can't vote for the opponent of a guy that selects and surrounds himself with criminals unless I  fully agree that the opponents v.p. selection has the ability to appeal to all Americans.

I'm going to write in myself because that sends a message.

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7 minutes ago, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

Glad you're having fun with that Mike!  

Yeah, and sorry about the typos.

I'm on my couch and my house is on fire, but im only allowing clean, red (not the ugly yellow) fire trucks with highly polished brass and wooden ladders to put out the fire.

Accepting less would be sending the wrong message, i feel.

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2 hours ago, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

Deep state?  Might be - shoot, we just heard about a member of the FBI being found guilty for falsifying documents to justify surveillance on someone in Trump's cabinet.  But, this is the 1st and only mention of anything like that that you've heard me say, and my tongue is planted firmly in cheek. 

1 hour ago, MR.CLEAN said:

i hope this inaccuracy is an accident. 

facts matter

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/08/19/ex-fbi-lawyer-kevin-clinesmith-court-1st-durham-case-russia/3393941001/

WASHINGTON – Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith pleaded guilty Wednesday to falsifying an email used to support the surveillance of President Donald Trump's former campaign aide Carter Page.

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Details from the Hartford Courant:

Bannon was arrested by inspectors from the U.S. Postal Service while cruising Long Island Sound near Westbrook in a $28 million mega yacht called Lady May.

The yacht was seen anchored off West Beach in Westbrook early Thursday, local residents said...

The Lady May is 152 feet long and for sale for $27.9 million. Boat International describes the Lady May as “one of the most outstanding yachts of her size ever built.”

There are accomodations for 10 guests in five cabins. The yacht also includes a rotating seating area.

https://www.moranyachts.com/luxury-yachts/lady-may/…

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Bannon and exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui “have been spending significant time together on Mr. Guo’s yacht.” The two men have been linked to GTV Media Group, a private company under federal investigation.

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2 minutes ago, Saorsa said:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/08/19/ex-fbi-lawyer-kevin-clinesmith-court-1st-durham-case-russia/3393941001/

WASHINGTON – Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith pleaded guilty Wednesday to falsifying an email used to support the surveillance of President Donald Trump's former campaign aide Carter Page.

That ain't "the fact" that Clean rightly questioned - the lawyer WAS charged, I was writing poorly when I listed Carter Page as a member of the cabinet.  Doesn't undo the taint of the FBI lawyer's actions. 

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1 minute ago, Bus Driver said:

Details from the Hartford Courant:

Bannon was arrested by inspectors from the U.S. Postal Service while cruising Long Island Sound near Westbrook in a $28 million mega yacht called Lady May.

The yacht was seen anchored off West Beach in Westbrook early Thursday, local residents said...

The Lady May is 152 feet long and for sale for $27.9 million. Boat International describes the Lady May as “one of the most outstanding yachts of her size ever built.”

There are accomodations for 10 guests in five cabins. The yacht also includes a rotating seating area.

https://www.moranyachts.com/luxury-yachts/lady-may/…

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Bannon and exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui “have been spending significant time together on Mr. Guo’s yacht.” The two men have been linked to GTV Media Group, a private company under federal investigation.

lady.jpg

Unless he thinks he could get off, why didn't he just turn around and head south?

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3 minutes ago, Bus Driver said:

The yacht also includes a rotating seating area.

You mean if you tell them to "Sit and rotate" they actually can? :lol:

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3 minutes ago, Bus Driver said:

Details from the Hartford Courant:

Bannon was arrested by inspectors from the U.S. Postal Service while cruising Long Island Sound near Westbrook in a $28 million mega yacht called Lady May.

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Damn, he should have called her The Wall.

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9 minutes ago, perioecus said:

Whatever history makes of Steve Bannon, he will always be remembered for the film production company he ran and it's commitment to the venerable tradition of using the genre of art film as a vehicle for hardcore porn.

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Wow.  I'd never heard of that movie, so I looked it up and read the synopsis.  I want those 10 minutes back.

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I’m betting someone orbiting close to Trump was in on this action, when they realised the monumental grift going on they would have wanted their slice or tsk tsk the feds might come knocking.

What is it about Trump supporters and tacky interiors......nothing screams I have money and hired a crack addicted interior designer quite like that.

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14 minutes ago, Olsonist said:

Have you considered Mickey Mouse? I hear he's good at appealing to all Americans.

Theres ONE FUCKING PERSON in the entire world that we could vote for to get trump out of office.

Instead of claiming, oh, 30 times that trump 'shouldn't have done/said that' we have an opportunity for somebody else.

But I expect all of my wishes to be catered to.

Vote for Mike!

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27 minutes ago, frenchie said:

Ewww...

People who spend that kind of money on that level of tacky should be shamed, shunned and ridiculed; their businesses should be boycotted. 

You can put double-wide money into a mega yacht, but you can't take the double-wide out of the money. 

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28 minutes ago, Mike G said:

Theres ONE FUCKING PERSON in the entire world that we could vote for to get trump out of office.

Instead of claiming, oh, 30 times that trump 'shouldn't have done/said that' we have an opportunity for somebody else.

But I expect all of my wishes to be catered to.

Vote for Mike!

You need a campaign song.

 

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1 minute ago, Olsonist said:

You need a campaign song.

 

 Last night I ignored 10゚ wind shifts because I was waiting for a 30゚ wind shift. I felt it would send the wrong message if I tacked.

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1 hour ago, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

That ain't "the fact" that Clean rightly questioned - the lawyer WAS charged, I was writing poorly when I listed Carter Page as a member of the cabinet.  Doesn't undo the taint of the FBI lawyer's actions. 

Action. One charge, one guilty plea. After years of "investigation", millions of tax dollars wasted.

Pales in comparison.

But...Whataboutism!

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2 hours ago, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

That ain't "the fact" that Clean rightly questioned - the lawyer WAS charged, I was writing poorly when I listed Carter Page as a member of the cabinet.  Doesn't undo the taint of the FBI lawyer's actions. 

Whose taint is this? 

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2 hours ago, d'ranger said:

is it too early to ask about an upcoming pardon?

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Bannon told journalist Michael Wolff that he viewed a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Russian operatives arranged by Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. and son-in-law Jared Kushner as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic,” according to a summary published by the Guardian.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/03/steve-bannon-trump-conflict-322278

Add to that stealing from THE WALL?? Trump's wall? 

 

Just making bail may require a demonstration that he can suck as hard as he can blow.  

 

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10 minutes ago, Olsonist said:

Leading from behind, were you.

It doesn't matter how the boat does, and screw it if the crew is bummed that we don't win, it's about how I FEEL about

the shift.  IF I DON'T GET MY 30-DEGREE SHIFT I'm not tacking, damn it! 

I need a shift I can BELIEVE in, not just one that's the best available at the time.

It never came, btw.  

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