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Started by PaperRustler on May 2, 2021 9:42:04 PM
Trumpocalypse XV: Old Man Yells At Cloud

You know the drill.

PaperRustler - 11 May 2021 20:27:28 (#364 of 1856)

It is simply astonishing how many grifters gravitated towards one of their own - Students for Trump leader imprisoned for fraud:

A judge slammed the founder of Students for Trump as a “cold blooded fraudster” before sentencing him to 13 months in prison for posing as a lawyer.

John Lambert, 25, pretended to be Eric Pope, of the Manhattan-based firm Pope & Dunn. He falsely claimed to be a graduate of NYU Law School with a finance degree from University of Pennsylvania and 15 years of experience in corporate and patent law.

The baby-faced scammer from Tennessee admitted to running the racket from 2016 to 2018, which targeting people who had little or no experience seeking legal advice. Lambert earned at least $46,654 through legal advice he was totally unqualified to give.

Baby-faced indeed; he looks about 12, so how anyone thought he had 15 years of experience on top of a law qualification I don't know. Best case, you'd be about 40.

popstar7 - 11 May 2021 20:29:57 (#365 of 1856)

'You'll have plenty of time to study law and finance where you're going, young fella, me'lad'

Garden - 11 May 2021 20:45:10 (#366 of 1856)

I'm seeing at the Twitters that the NRA bankruptcy filing has been dismissed.

IMHO, this is a good thing. It means the NRA no longer has protection from the courts against its creditors, and they can start suing for their money.

Garden - 11 May 2021 21:13:35 (#367 of 1856)

A federal judge Tuesday denied an effort by the National Rifle Association to file for bankruptcy protection, ruling that the gun rights group filed the case in an attempt to fend off a civil lawsuit by the New York attorney general.

“The Court finds, based on the totality of the circumstances, that the NRA’s bankruptcy petition was not filed in good faith but instead was filed as an effort to gain an unfair litigation advantage in the NYAG Enforcement Action and as an effort to avoid a regulatory scheme,” Judge Harlin Hale wrote in a 37-page decision.

misosoup100 - 11 May 2021 21:21:36 (#368 of 1856)

Rand Paul having a go at Fauci (abut funding the Wuhan virology institute), who is again having none of it.

"Senator Paul, with all due respect, you are entirely and completely incorrect..."

(Not sure he is though ...)

Pixiedust - 11 May 2021 21:33:50 (#369 of 1856)

Arizona GOP have lost control of the Twitter account for their batshit audit. Access was granted to an "out of state" entity or individual who has now locked them out.

[Edit] Control has been restored to a former state rep, but the link shows some shenanigans-type connection between whoever hijacked the account and other Spanky-friendly lunatics.

slimpickins - 11 May 2021 21:42:56 (#370 of 1856)


Pixiedust - 11 May 2021 21:55:10 (#371 of 1856)

To take control of the account, the outsider would have had to change the password which, if you care about security, would need two-factor authentication. Which these fools apparently didn't bother with.

Meanwhile, the "Cyber Ninjas" are asking for access to county routers and passwords.

ZimAgain - 11 May 2021 21:57:00 (#372 of 1856)

#367 - I can't believe the NRA acted in bad faith. Where was the good guy with the faith?

davedanon - 11 May 2021 21:58:24 (#373 of 1856)

'Diseased venal terror potato' is up there with the better descriptions of Trump.

popstar7 - 12 May 2021 01:35:19 (#374 of 1856)

Soon-to-be-shitcanned Liz Cheney on the House floor -

Liz Cheney: "Our duty is clear: Every one of us who has sworn the oath must act to prevent the unraveling of our democracy. This is not about policy. This is not about partisanship. This is about our duty as Americans. Remaining silent and ignoring the lie emboldens the liar."

popstar7 - 12 May 2021 01:38:35 (#375 of 1856)

GOP Rep. Liz Cheney: "Today, we face threat America has never seen before. A former president who provoked a violent attack on this Capitol, in an effort to steal the election, has resumed his aggressive effort to convince Americans that the election was stolen from him."

misosoup100 - 12 May 2021 01:48:18 (#376 of 1856)

I'm with Maureen Dowd on this.

Garden - 12 May 2021 01:50:42 (#377 of 1856)

What does Maureen Dowd say?

misosoup100 - 12 May 2021 01:53:26 (#378 of 1856)

F**k the Cheneys.

But nicer.

popstar7 - 12 May 2021 01:56:29 (#379 of 1856)


Anyway, the full speech. Worth a watch -

Freedom only survives if we protect it. We must speak the truth. The election was not stolen. America has not failed.

Garden - 12 May 2021 01:58:12 (#380 of 1856)

I'm pretty much on the fuck the Cheneys side, but I also think we can use Liz Cheney to further our side, so she's useful.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the 2022 and 2024 elections.

popstar7 - 12 May 2021 02:03:25 (#381 of 1856)

"Why don't Republicans speak out??!! Why don't they say something??!!"

<Leading Republican speaks out/says something>

"Fuck Liz Cheney. Remember WMD!"

Garden - 12 May 2021 02:10:34 (#382 of 1856)

There are arguments to be made that the Cheney wing of the Republican party put in place the necessary conditions for the Trump takeover of the government. Besides, one of her goals is to deprive women the right of control over their own bodies. And don't get me started on where she stands on people who aren't just like her.

So I'll never admire the woman.

But she can be useful.

Garden - 12 May 2021 02:30:37 (#383 of 1856)

You're right, though, Popstar. That's a good speech, worth listening to and heeding.

But her father's career is a total repudiation of the notion that reverence for the rule of law is a feature of conservatism.

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