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“There are few, very few, that will own themselves in a mistake.”

–Jonathan Swift

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  1. davebarnes says:

    Today is National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

  2. kickshot says:

    Chapman University Law Professor Retires After Bogus Trump Rally Fraud Claim

    Law scholar John Eastman spoke alongside Rudy Giuliani before the Capitol riot and baselessly claimed voting machines were rigged in Georgia.

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    Chapman will throw the bum out (post haste) but CU won't?!?!?!?

    • The realist says:

      Exactly my question. I did read that both of his classes were cancelled at CU this spring due to insufficient enrollment. Perhaps CU's administration should shift their perspective from "political free speech" to, "hey, we shouldn't harbor an insurrectionist."

      • kickshot says:

        You'd probably not get much of an argument if you wanted to call him a 'terrorist mastermind'. The investigation may turn up more info about his associations and participation.

        Then what is Regent Ganahl going to say now?

      • JohnInDenver says:

        I'm thinking this may be more chickens coming home to roost at CU Boulder. 

        The decade long debacle with Professor Ward Churchill may well have convinced the administration to simply let the contract flow to an end rather than trying to do anything about the "free speech" of a temporarily appointed academic.  

        • kickshot says:

          How about eliminating affirmative action for conservatives?

          • JohnInDenver says:

            The position is paid for by a private endowment … which no doubt covers the salary AND an "administration fee" for the University.  Some years, the person selected has been fine:  this year, not so much. When selected, he hadn't demonstrated full-on eccentric (to the point of ridicule) views.  Timing has not been kind to the Professor.

  3. Early Worm says:

    If you are a Republican Senator, do you want Trump to run for president again? If not, do you want it bad enough to impeach? 

  4. Duke Cox says:

    We have been watching with great interest the deepening pile of shit around congresswoman Lauren Boebert. I am pretty confident the FBI, the Capitol police, and congressional leadership have already seen the photo kwtree shared with us.

    Bo Bo is in DEEP doo doo.

    • JohnInDenver says:

      The photo I referenced in response to KWTREE's comment is NOT Boebert giving a tour.  We'll need to wait to find what other evidence emerges from the investigation.

      • Duke Cox says:

        Sorry for the misinterpretation and the incorrect citation. My bad.  What did that photo express?

        • kwtree says:

          The photo I posted showed Boebert palling around with militia members and white supremacists- but not on January 5 in DC. It was December 2019 in Colorado. That was my fault. I took it from a couple of sources who had it wrong, without doing a reverse image search.

            However, as noted, the Capitol police and Sgt at Arms have been asked to investigate all of the suspicious tours of the Capitol Jan 5. Boebert will probably turn up, along with Gosar, Brooks, Taylor Greene, and the rest of the Sedition Caucus. 

          • itlduso says:

            Unlike Fox News we correct our mistakes on this site!

            Thanks, Tree.

            • Diogenesdemar says:

              Boebert will probably turn up . . .

              I don’t know, maybe we should wait on that judgement, or at least label it as the open speculation that it is?

              Having a little problem here seeing much of a qualitative difference between this and the unhinged FOXNews Ttumpers spouting, “Just because the ‘evidence’ we’ve shown is proven shit doesn’t automatically mean that Biden couldn’t have stolen the election”?

              YMMV . . .

              PS.  This is in no way meant to be construed as any kind of defense of the CO-3 moron

               

              • kwtree says:

                You are of course free to label anyone’s posts, including mine, anything you want, as you have often done. As far as what “we” might do, as far as I know, I’m the only Polster who has troubled to correct an error of mine three times, and one of the few who bothers to post links to backup my claims. I did learn from this last error, FWIW. 
                Readers of this site understand that most posts written here are opinions based on evidence. I don’t think”we” need to tag This is Speculation, Not 100% Sure Here, I’m being Sarcastic, This is Meant Ironically, I’m Only Kidding Here, when we include clues to our intent. 
                YMMV.

    • Two Dog Night says:

      The Capitol CCTV system will have a lot of video of her and her companions roaming the halls of the building.  There are a lot of halls there.

      • kwtree says:

        One of Boebert’s family members posted on Instagram that they had gone on a Capitol tour. I’m not screenshotting nor linking because he is a minor. That’s why I thought Boebert might have had been  one of the Sedition Tour Guides. She definitely took at least her family members around the Capitol…which is within norms for new Members.

        But it remains to be seen whether she also included some of her militia buddies in the tour. I think it’s pretty likely. She romanticized the rioters with that “1776” and “most important 48 hours in American history” crap. 

  5. skeptical citizen says:

    DOSIMPOTUS

  6. MichaelBowman says:

    Why are you still tweeting, you twit? 

  7. kickshot says:

    It was anarchy at the deli counter.

    On Sunday afternoon in Washington, D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood, a couple dozen masked people had crowded into a corner of a Giant supermarket, where they swiveled their heads warily. As I approached them, a slightly haggard man in an orange down jacket stopped me. “Here for the extra vaccine doses?” asked the man, who was part of the group, not a Giant employee. He handed me a scrap of paper with the number 24 scrawled on it.

  8. Voyageur says:

    To Tune of Colonel Boogie March

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    Boebert, one of the Great Dimwits

    Boebert, she gives us all the shits.

    If her gunshots don’t kill you quickly

    Her sliders will make you sickly.

    Racist riots she will always bless

    And her waiters are Waffen SS.

     

  9. Genghis says:

    RIP Tim Bogert of Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, and Beck Bogert & Appice fame. Dude took rock bass playing to new and delightful places.

    • kickshot says:

      That's bad news on top of bad news. First it was Carmen, then Leslie West and now Bogert … the New York influence on rock. 

      After you posted about Carmen I replaced a couple of Cactus releases in my collection and added to my Mountain. There was a whole weekend day where my cave was a shrine to those guys. They all have several of their own wrinkles in my warped evolution. I loved them and their music then and now.

      For good measure I had to watch Zachariah again too.

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