55 thoughts on “Get Ginni”

  1. A member of the seditionist group Proud Boys complained to a judge about being mentioned on The Late Show, and President Biden might be the only American who feels good about the economy right now.

  2. back to the thread topic and that wapo report fearless leader linked for those who didn’t click it, here’re some pertinent parts: 

    The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol has obtained email correspondence between Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and lawyer John Eastman, who played a key role in efforts to pressure Vice President Mike Pence to block the certification of Joe Biden’s victory, according to three people involved in the committee’s investigation.
    The emails show that Thomas’s efforts to overturn the election were more extensive than previously known, two of the people said. The three declined to provide details and spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive matters.
    […]
    Thomas also sent messages to President Donald Trump’s White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, and to Arizona lawmakers, pressing them to help overturn the election, The Post has previously reported.
    While Thomas has maintained that she and her husband operate in separate professional lanes, her activities as a conservative political activist have long distinguished her from other spouses of Supreme Court justices. Any new revelations about Thomas’s actions after the 2020 presidential election are likely to further intensify questions about whether Clarence Thomas should recuse himself from cases related to the election and attempts to subvert it.
    […]
    During that same post-election period, Thomas also pressed Republican lawmakers in Arizona to help keep Trump in office by setting aside Biden’s popular-vote win and to “choose” their own electors, The Post has , based on documents obtained via a public records request. Thomas sent the emails via FreeRoots, an online platform designed to facilitate sending pre-written messages to multiple elected officials.
    In an email on Nov. 9, just days after media organizations called the race in Arizona and nationally for Biden, Thomas sent identical emails to 27 lawmakers in the Arizona House and Senate urging them to “stand strong in the face of political and media pressure.” The email claimed that the responsibility to choose electors — which belongs to voters under Arizona state law — was “yours and yours alone,” and claimed that the legislature had the “power to fight back against fraud” and “ensure that a clean slate of Electors is chosen.”
    In a follow-up email to one of the recipients, state Rep. Shawnna Bolick, Thomas described the email as “part of our campaign to help states feel America’s eyes.”
    On Dec. 13, the day before presidential electors were scheduled to cast their votes and seal Biden’s victory, Thomas emailed 21 of those lawmakers plus two others. “Before you choose your state’s Electors … consider what will happen to the nation we all love if you don’t stand up and lead,” the email said. It linked to a video of a man urging swing-state lawmakers to “put things right” and “not give in to cowardice.”
    The next day, Democratic electors in Arizona cast their votes for Biden. Republican electors met separately and signed a document declaring themselves to be the state’s “duly elected and qualified Electors.” More than a dozen Arizona lawmakers signed on to a letter to Congress for the state’s electoral votes to go to Trump or “be nullified completely until a full forensic audit can be conducted.”

    BTW, wapo had this interesting little tidbit that might also bolster the recusal argument: “Eastman, who once served as clerk for Clarence Thomas at the Supreme Court, …”

  3. Jan 6 hearings so far: Thursday night – 20m viewers. Beats the average of Sunday Night Football, the #1 show in primetime Monday afternoon – 11.2m viewers. Close to the 2021 World Series (11.8m) in the middle of a workday.

  4. At the end of yesterday’s thread there are 3 songs by John D Loudermilk, a man whose name is currently being dragged through the mud by the traitor from Georgia.    

  5. Gutstring with a co-cola crate for the feet.
     My very first real job was at Woodstock Mfg, a company which made wooden ladders and soft drink crates.  I still look wistfully at the crates when I come across them in antique shops and other places.   I was on a drill press and they’d wheel up a pallet upon which were stacked crate ends, the pile being about 4 feet by 4 feet by 4 feet.  I’d take each end piece and drill several holes in it and then place it on an empty pallet……until it was full.  Talk about a long day.

  6. https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/15/politics/cheney-trump-rice-south-carolina-primary-impeach/index.html

    “Rice is the latest Republican to watch their political future disappear in the wake of their vote to impeach Trump.”

    “Already, Reps. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, John Katko of New York, Fred Upton of Michigan and Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio have announced their plans to retire at the end of this term — a decision forced on them, at least in part, on the negative reaction from their constituents to the impeachment vote.”

    “The five incumbents who have remained on the ballot this year face decidedly uncertain futures.”

  7. sturge, reminds me of other infamous soup jokes.  who really knows who the original writers were. here’s a stab at id-ing one:

    What is the origin of the ‘Waiter, there’s a fly in my soup’ joke?

    A NUMBER of ‘Waiter …’ jokes are attributed to the notoriously rude waiters at Lindy’s Restaurant in New York, whose replies include: ‘It’s possible. The chef used to be a tailor’ and ‘Don’t worry. How much soup can a fly drink?’ Lindy’s was started in August 1921 by Leo Lindemann and was as famous for the backchat of its waiters as for its clientele of comics, gangsters, show-biz stars and other celebrities. Among examples of repartee recorded on their menu (always entailing criticism of the customer and/or the food) are some which have gone on to become almost traditional: ‘Waiter, do you serve shrimps here?’ Lindy’s waiter: ‘Sure. We don’t care how tall you are. Sit down.’ and ‘Waiter, this coffee tastes like tea.’ Lindy’s waiter: ‘Forgive me, sir. I must have given you the hot chocolate by mistake.’
    Stuart Mealing, Talaton, Exeter.

    IN HER anthology, One Hundred Renaissance Jokes, Barbara Bowen identifies a Latin epigram by Sir Thomas More as a likely forerunner. At a banquet, a guest removes some flies from the loving-cup, drinks, then replaces them, before passing it on with the remark: ‘I don’t like flies myself, but perhaps some of you chaps do’.
    Mike Heath, Alton, Hants.

  8. Stephen Colbert’s on the air response to Proud Boy Joe Biggs who mentioned his name in court. 
    “You are going to jail you neo-numbnut, and if you don’t like it, you can come and get me. My name is Joe Scarborough and I love coffee. Welcome to the monkey house, brother,” he said.
     
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/stephen-colbert-proud-boys-name-drop_n_62aad0a3e4b0cdccbe594d4b?d_id=3942134&ref=bffbhuffpost&ncid_tag=fcbklnkushpmg00000063&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&utm_campaign=us_main&fbclid=IwAR2ffr2Gl7-K04_HEUtFC2RvG3-Ro1YS3Y88XzKySwOq0YQhkRmMpjdN6Ak

  9. I believe the j6 is currently in the process of giving ginni lots and lots and lots of rope.  If I were her I’d be shaking in those size 15 brogans. 

  10. A nurse I’m acquainted with in Montana who has been a front-line covid nurse the whole way thru  this has gotten it after all this time, and says that she hasn’t relaxed her health standards one bit. 

  11. I thought Kushner had the most punchable face in DC back until he moved to Floriduh, I think Ginni may have him beat.

  12. My guess is that he’d consider resignation if he got an appearance subpoena from a grand jury.

  13. That Clarence sole dissenting vote situation is going to loom largely in the near future.  

  14. Well, hush my mouth.  From WaPo:

    Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, said the panel plans to invite Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, to be interviewed by the panel.

    “We think it’s time that we, at some point, invite her to come talk to the committee,” Thompson said Thursday.

    The Post first reported Wednesday that the committee has obtained email correspondence between Thomas and lawyer John Eastman, who played a key role in efforts to pressure Vice President Mike Pence to block the certification of Joe Biden’s victory, according to three people involved in the committee’s investigation.

    The emails show that Thomas’s efforts to overturn the election were more extensive than previously known, two of the people said. The three declined to provide details and spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive matters.

    Oh, the implications…

  15. https://www.texastribune.org/2022/06/16/texas-republican-party-convention/

    “Texas Republicans are coming off a year of policy victories long sought by their base — permitless carry of handguns, a near-total abortion ban. But conventions always showcase the restless appetites of the GOP’s most engaged members, and this one could be no different.”

    “The party faithful have ample opportunities to show how much further to the right they want Texas to go…”

    Further to the right? Lordy!

  16. J. Michael Luttifg just testified that if Pence had followed Trump’s request it would have been the first constitutional crisis since the founding of the republic.  Wholly smokes.  

  17. The good judge was not only a slow talker, but a constantly repetitive statement utterer.  By the time he got around to answering the question, most people had forgotten what was asked.

     

  18. I missed most of it.  I thought the hearing would begin at 10am again.  I had a commitment to a family member at 2pm.  Sounds like I missed the best part.

  19. It appears Luttig is recovering from a stroke.   
    At least that’s the buzz on tweeter.

  20. CNN — 
    New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver on Thursday asked the state’s attorney general to investigate a GOP-led county commission that refused to certify the results of a recent primary election.
    In the referral to Attorney General Hector Balderas, a fellow Democrat, Oliver said members of the Otero County Commission have taken “multiple unlawful actions” this month – including declining to certify the results of the June 7 primary, ordering the removal of ballot-drop boxes and voting to discontinue to the use of vote-tallying machines.
    “All county officials take an oath to uphold the constitution and laws of New Mexico,” Oliver said in a news release. “The Commissioners in Otero County have violated the public’s trust and our state laws through their recent actions and must be held accountable.”
     
    https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/16/politics/new-mexico-otero-county-election/index.html

  21. https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/3526750-biden-signs-bipartisan-bill-to-reform-ocean-shipping-industry/

    “Biden signs bipartisan bill to reform ocean shipping industry.”

    It’s about time! Our cost for a shipping container jumped from $5,000 to $20,000. Inflation? Price gouging!

    * Next up: It’s contact negotiation time for the Longshoremen. That should bring things to a standstill. Can POTUS Joe declare emergency powers to keep them from striking?

  22. Pogo… it’s ok.  If someone had told me that the Celtics would be playing for a championship a few months ago… I would have said… I want whatever you’re smoking.  It will be an interesting off season.

  23. One (thousand) more cow.

     from tweeter:
    Thousands of cows in Kansas are dead due to extreme heat. This is expected to occur more often as the climate crisis worsens.

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