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trip on the honey pot highway of the former guy
Let’s take a look back at the lead up to January 6th, and humbly remind ourselves what we were totally right about all along.
pogo, here’s your fav columnist ms petri
Opinion | Royal beehive extends condolences on death of Queen Elizabeth – The Washington Post
back to that willy nilly silly bear sticking his paws in to other honey pots he shouldn’t
Russia spent millions in secret global political campaign, U.S. says – The Washington Post
Russia has secretly funneled at least $300 million to foreign political parties and candidates in more than two dozen countries since 2014 in an attempt to shape political events beyond its borders, according to a new U.S. intelligence review.
Moscow planned to spend hundreds of millions of dollars more as part of its covert campaign to weaken democratic systems and promote global political forces seen as aligned with Kremlin interests, according to the review, which the Biden administration commissioned this summer.
Assessments by both U.S. and a bipartisan Senate investigation concluded that Russia under President Vladimir Putin launched a campaign to interfere in the 2016 presidential election to assist then-candidate Donald Trump.
The publication of details about the Kremlin’s alleged political influence campaign comes as the United States expands its military support for Ukraine in its war against Russia, now in its seventh month.
Since early this year the White House has taken the unusual step of repeatedly releasing declassified intelligence related to Moscow’s intentions and actions related to Ukraine, part of an attempt to push back on Putin’s ambitions there and counteract what U.S. officials have described as Russian disinformation operations.A State Department démarche Monday to U.S. embassies in more than 100 countries described the alleged Russian activities and suggested steps the United States and its allies can take to push back, including sanctions, travel bans or the expulsion of suspected Russian spies involved in political financing activities.
“In the coming months, Russia may increasingly rely on its covert influence toolkit, including covert political financing, in Central and South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia in an attempt to undermine the efficacy of international sanctions and maintain its influence in these regions amid its ongoing war in Ukraine,” it said.
U.S. diplomats are briefing counterparts in other countries about the activities, which American officials believe could go far beyond the nations and sums that have been identified.
“We think this is just the tip of the iceberg,” the senior official said. “So rather than sit on the sidelines, we are sharing these response measures.”
U.S. officials are also asking partner nations to share their own information about Russian financing to help the U.S. government attain a fuller picture of what Russia is doing.
While the review did not address Russian influence efforts in the United States, the senior official acknowledged that issue remains a major challenge requiring continued work to safeguard the U.S. political system and elections.
“There’s no question that we have this vulnerability as well,” the official said.
looks like lil lindsey is trying to take over the spotlight and in the meantime undermine mitch. could it also be a way of carrying out his master’s wishes to dethrone mitch?
Graham creates unwelcome political problem for McConnell, GOP | The Hill
Graham pledged at a press conference Tuesday that Republicans will vote on legislation banning abortion nationwide after 15 weeks of pregnancy if they win back control of the Senate in November.
But that idea fell flat with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who on Tuesday distanced himself from Graham’s proposal.
Speaking at a press conference in the Russell Senate Office Building, Graham confidently predicted: “If we take back the House and the Senate, I can assure you we’ll have a vote on our bill.”
Graham’s bold proclamation was a lifeline to Senate Democrats having a bad day: The Bureau of Labor Statistics on Tuesday reported that inflation reached 8.3 percent in August compared to a year ago, with prices rising 0.1 percent last month despite a drop in gas prices.
“Proposals like the one today send a clear message from MAGA Republicans to women across the country: your body, our choice,” Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on the floor, pouncing on Graham’s proposal.
Republican senators say McConnell did not sanction Graham’s high-profile push to ban abortions across the country after 15 weeks of pregnancy and punish health care providers who defy the ban with prison sentences reaching five years. It creates exceptions for cases of rape or incest against a minor or if the pregnant person’s life is in danger.
Asked if Graham’s bill is sanctioned by the leadership, Senate Republican Whip John Thune (S.D.) replied: “No.”
Graham admitted that he had not consulted with McConnell before rolling out his proposed 15-week abortion ban, which adopts a more aggressive approach to protecting the unborn than the 20-week abortion bans he has championed in the past.
“No. I like Mitch but, no,….
“but”??? that’s a mighty big “but” lindsey left us hanging there as to how far his loyalty to his side of senate leadership goes.
Pat, thx. I always enjoy Alexandra’s perspective on the events of the day. I suspect Poobah will enjoy that one as well.
Just spotted more speculation on the mob boss calling the capos to a meeting on the only place where stupid thinks nobody is listening. I am sure nobody was listening. It seems that some on social media put together a time line, or two or three, noticing that SFB flew in only a few hours after all the subpoenas went out. He must have been trying to make sure everybody had the same story – he was somewhere else.
Garland in process of letting the huge hammer down. It’s a really big hammer (the king of tools) and it’s coming down on those who would wish to be the new nazi party.
Democrats sí; Nazis No.
There may be moles on that golf course, and I smell a rat.
If a snowball starts to roll–push it.
jimmy also discusses the golf-less golf course gathering
Sep 13, 2022 Jimmy addresses Vladimir Putin not being invited to the queen’s funeral and the National Archives being unsure if they have all the presidential records that Trump took from the White House.
BTW, that honey pot the bear went after now has turned into a honey bucket*
Definition of honey bucket
a bucket for collecting human excrement
Nice the rain gone for the procession, beginning now
Sturg – gophers.
Crowds filing by the Queen bowing heads one at a time very moving
LP thanks sean for compiling the list for us
Only 10% of the current residents of the United Kingdom were born before she came to the throne in 1952. She is all the vast majority have ever known. I was thinking about a dress that was bought for me when I was eight that was based on the Beefeaters costume and had little crowns for buttons. That was here in the US. Her coronation in 1953 was shown in movie theaters.
Due to my father’s extended family, I have relatives here in the US, in the UK, Canada, South Africa, Australia in both Tasmania and Australia big Island, and New Zealand. It is still a very large Commonwealth.
I figure I’ve got relatives in the UK somewhere, albeit several steps removed. If they’re like my mom they’re in line. If they’re like me they’re in a pub listening to others talk about the queen.
pogo – ah the connection thing. I am supposed to be something like 18 to 22 steps from QEII, by marriage in the 1700’s
On my dad’s side only one generation away but mainly miners, accountants, ag-labs, and gamekeepers. Still if you run into anyone with the surname Durward or Bisset anywhere, they are one of mine since they started spreading around out of Scotland from 1850 on.
On mom’s side it is way back as she was descended from Matthew Howard who was one of the founders of VA & then MD about 1635. Of course, that goes back to the English Howard family and the Boleyns. The closest I get to royalty involves the loss of heads.
“Yes, you are probably descended from royalty. So is everyone else.
Excerpt: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived”
“One way to think of it is to accept that everyone of European descent should have billions of ancestors at a time in the tenth century, but there weren’t billions of people around then, so try to cram them into the number of people that actually were. The math that falls out of that apparent impasse is that all of the billions of lines of ancestry have coalesced into not just a small number of people, but effectively literally everyone who was alive at that time. So, by inference, if Charlemagne was alive in the ninth century, which we know he was, and he left descendants who are alive today, which we also know is true, then he is the ancestor of everyone of European descent alive in Europe today.”
Goddamn did my family get downgraded in the 19th century 😒
Assuming Ancestry.com is in the ballpark, my surname is Anglo-Saxon and dates back to the Domesday Book, and people with my name got off boats in the first decade of the 1900s. Oh, and my surname was given to bald men – which is dead bang on the mark in my generation.
”…must be a king.”
”How do you know?”
”…doesn’t have shit all over him.”
lol, Republicans hate big government until they need it:
“‘Jackson’s water crisis is nothing short of a full-blown emergency, and it’s disappointing and concerning that the city’s water and wastewater infrastructure needs did not make it in the administration’s $47.1 billion emergency request. Support for Ukraine, COVID-19, monkeypox or natural disasters in other states should not take priority over the needs of Jackson residents to have access to clean water,’ Hyde-Smith said.”
“We can’t manage our state, save us Blue State taxpayers! 😭”
i went back as far as my great-great-grandfather, who was one of 15 kids, 3 of whom lived past age 5, and decided the whole endeavor was too depressing. i’m here, now, for a time 🤷♂️
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