You Decide

Read this verbatim transcript and tell me whether it’s from an escaped mental patient or the GOP nominee for the President of the United States.

“I say what would happen if the boat sank from its weight and you’re in the boat and you have this tremendously powerful battery and the battery is now underwater and there’s a shark that’s approximately 10 yards over there. By the way, a lot of shark attacks lately. You notice that? A lot of shark. I watched some guys justifying it today. Well, they weren’t really that angry. They bit off the young ladies leg because of the fact that they were, they were not hungry, but they misunderstood what, who she was. These people are cray. He said there’s no problem with sharks they just didn’t really understand a young woman swimming. Now really got decimated and other people too. A lot of shark attacks. So I said, so there’s a shark 10 yards away from the boat. 10 yards over here. Do I get electrocuted if the boat is sinking, water goes over the battery, the boat is sinking. Do I stay on top of the boat and get electrocuted or do I jump over by the shark and not get electrocuted because, I will tell you, he didnt know the answer. He said, you know, nobody’s ever asked that question. I said, I think it’s a good question. I think there’s a lot of electric current coming through that water, but you know what I’d do if there was a shark or you get electrocuted? I’ll take electrocution every single time. I’m not getting near the shark.”

— Las Vegas (6/9/2024) WATCH ON VIDEO

If Joe Biden gave a speech like that yesterday the 25th Amendment would invoke itself.

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41 thoughts on “You Decide”

  1. It was disclosed by a Marine General who also served as Trump’s Chief of Staff and a lifelong Republican (John Kelly), not “radical left Democrats.”

  2. Here is a short summary of Donald Trump’s June 9 speech in Las Vegas:

    • 1. Tells crowd “I don’t care about you. I just want your vote. I don’t care.”
    • 2. Tells contractors who set up mic and teleprompter they did a “shitty job” and he “won’t pay them.”
    • 3. Tells audience to choose “suicide over Biden.”
    • 4. Complains about teleprompter again.
    • 5. Asks “Do I get electrocuted or do I jump over by the shark?”
    • 6. Claims he “aced” a dementia test twice: “Not easy to ace!”
    • 7. Says “There has never been people treated more horrifically than J6 hostages.”
    • 8. Calls prosecutor a “dumb son of a bitch.”
    • 9. Complains media is too focused on health of crowd in heat when they should “care about Trump.”
    • 10. Glitches multiple times.
    • 11. Speech ends. Trump whisked away on private jet paid for by donors.

    — Ben Meiselas (Meidas Touch)

  3. Monday’s cartoon: Trump and the ‘very, very stupid people’ - The ...

    note the date wapo ran this. the phrase “stupid is as stupid does” seems relevant here since things haven’t changed much on earth 2 (aka magat world).

  4. Yes, I saw this .  Shark or electrocution?  Absolutely deranged mad man.  In a perfect world Trump would be commiserating with his cohorts in Rikers in pre- sentencing confinement.  If the teleprompter worked perfectly or failed as reported, Trump was never going to pay them.  I thought it was horrible that a demented Reagan was never challenged with a 25th Amendment removal, but allowing a crazed Trump to seek office is just as bad.

  5. What is important is what people do, not what they say, so there are two ways to look at our political predicament.

     Some of the important things to consider are: the collapse of our border with quite a few million undocumented immigrants wandering about, inflation, gas prices, law enforcement, electrictrification (w?) of autos, a questionable leadership in the support of Israel’s fight for its existence, and a few other mundane things.

     I will give that with Biden’s business acumen and leadership, the stock market is roaring ahead at full speed.  The stock market is owned by the “haves;” the “have-nots” need to get a bicycle, eat more potatoes and rice, get a used Army surplus tent, and shop at Good Will.  Over half the population are stock market owners.
     
    Who is Trump talking to; the haves or have-nots?  The answer is easy.
    Who is Biden talking to; any one? This answer is also easy.
    So, the less (or nothing) said, the better.

    For me personally, I am not affected by either candidate.  Maybe that means I am a “have.”   Admittedly, I am rooting for the have-nots.

    Hi Craig, missing visiting with y’all, and drinking bourbon with Dad.

  6. The guy left this universe some time ago. He is bonkers. We know he is. His campaign knows. The media knows. Yet the myth continues of a super man, Jesus Christo, super everything.  I am sure there was some air conditioning blowing on him yesterday, the magats do not want to have to elect a corpse.
     
    However that is the problem.  He is leaving the English language behind and at times making up gibberish. Mental decline is mental cliff.  He will not be fit to be jailed at some point, mental confinement would become the new home.
     
    The rest of the non-believers will see a demented fat old man, finally. Hopefully, that will be very soon.  That is what scares me most. He goes room temperature, or keep warm if in Phoenix, who will replace him.  This is why I am sure Halely is still sitting around on a campaign war chest.  Who are the other wannabes who might have a chance at running as a magat and winning?  The senate has a bunch of idiots. Romney is out of it. George Carlos is off scamming somebody else now. 
     
    It is Halely who scares me most.  She almost sounds human while being a rabid magat.

  7. I wish Scarborough would show up more often on Morning Joe…I was waiting for his anticipated blasting of the Arizona-Trump-meltdown yesterday. Nope, no Joe…again.  However, Mika runs a great show, so we watch.  
    Just another (last) Saturday here in NW Ohio…man in rusted out Chevy van, Trump poster , Trump’s face , hands pointing at following drivers.  Sides of van, TRUMP in huge letters, painted TRUMP on front of van, taxi-type big Trump poster on top, screwing up the 40 mph traffic flow by moving at 10 mph and honking the horn.  Driver , cigarette blazing, arm hanging out the window, dirty smush-face driver wearing orange tank top.  Western Ohio loves the adjudicated rapist, the grifter, the 34 counts-guilty felon.  Well, not me.  I love Joe Biden’s Presidency.  I have even warmed to Kamala Harris, when I was wanting Stacey for veep. (That was never gonna happen).  

  8. Reading the local news this morning, here in the heart of Maga country. The local newspaper is very traditional and very in tuned to what sells. That means very little hard news, no politics on today’s front page. Three stories.  A patriotic story about the last D Day survivor. A fluff piece interviewing the president of a local industry. A traditional “local boy does good” a success story that proves we are just as good as anybody and it is possible to escape this shithole of a town. (They don’t phrase it that way but… )
    It is the third story that is interesting It starts out “Willard Native Drag queen shares the stage with…” A very positive story about a successful “local boy”. Willard btw is a small community north of here struggling to be a suburb of a city that is struggling to be a city. Kind of a small town where everybody knows everybody.
    Ya know, I think the Maga folks may have lost this culture war. Of course that maybe why they are jumping up and down and throwing fits like a 2 year old. 
    Jack

  9. Trump Probation Report: will Trump be required to give Probation access to tax returns, medical records, and college records? Isn’t that normal for such a report?

  10. A fed prosecutor friend tells me defendants required to produce medical records for sentencing reports, would not be made public. Trump has never released his since he had them taken from office day after his doctor died 

  11. so I do my patriotic duty and share all this bonkers Trump shit that Craig posts with conservative friends, family, and acquaintances
     
    It is advisable for one to pick their spots.  For instance, I once shared bonkers Trump quotes without attribution among a dinner party with the challenge being to guess who originally said the insane bullshit I was spouting.  The answer, of course, Was our unhinged ex-president but they didn’t know that because the MSM is not covering this

    Oh and they didn’t believe me that trump was saying such blather, so i had to source my little performance 😒

  12. They are here talking about the local Mountain Brook teen attacked by the shark, but it’s not a joke to them. 
    Felonious Punk is the joke. 

  13. Donald Trump Suffers Quadruple Polling Blow

    Newsweek has compiled at least four results from recent surveys that may be concerning for Trump. He has been stung by a number of polls in recent days, including those suggesting his hush money felony conviction may be harming his 2024 election chances.
     

     

  14. defendants required to produce medical records for sentencing reports

     
    Could there be additional penalty after he submits falsified medical records?

  15. It’s almost like he’s asking for that lighting bolt on the golf course. 

  16. I, too, told a tRUMPer about the “I don’t care about you, I just want your vote”‘statement at the rally.   This person has a master’s degree. They did not believe me.  They wanted my source.  The source is the hellmouth.  They wanted to know what news channel made the claim.  Again, there is video of Orange Adolf saying those words.   It’s sad.   Old lady in a MAGAt cap at the store today.   I don’t miss Texas, but this is getting old after a week and a half.

  17. Well, i don’t waste breath on unpersuadable cultists; like i said, gotta pick your spots 🫡

  18. sheldon throws down the gauntlet

    Senator launches probe into ‘improper’ interview Alito gave before ethics allegations (msn.com)

    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) demanded answers from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Monday about an “improper” interview he gave to the Wall Street Journal about regulation of the highest court in the land.
    The conservative justice in July sat down with the paper and argued, “No provision in the Constitution gives [Congress] the authority to regulate the Supreme Court — period.”
    The comments were made after ProPublica published claims that Justice Clarence Thomas accepted gifts from a billionaire, but just before it reported a GOP donor paid fora luxury fishing trip to Alaska for Alito.
    Whitehouse, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Federal Courts, sent a letter to Alito seeking information about his comments, saying his interview “raised several problems.”
    “It thus appears that you offered an improper opinion regarding a question that might come before the Court; did so in the context of a known ongoing legal dispute involving that precise question; did so at the behest of an interviewer who as a lawyer represented a client in that ongoing dispute; and did so to the benefit of his client, your personal friend, and to the benefit of yourself, as a recipient of undisclosed gifts that are the subject of our investigation,” Whitehouse wrote in the letter.
    Whitehouse filed an ethics complaint against Alito in response to the same interview, which was published July 28, but he said Chief Justice John Roberts never responded. The senator submitted a follow-up complaint after the attorneys for a benefactor who gave undisclosed gifts to justices cited his remarks to the Journal as justification to refuse to cooperate with a Senate Judiciary Committee investigation.
    “Congress has an appropriate and well-established role in oversight of the judiciary and updating ethics laws that apply to federal officials, including justices and judges,” Whitehouse’s office wrote. “Congress passed the Ethics in Government Act and judicial recusal law, which expressly apply to the justices. Congress also created through statute the Judicial Conference, which administers financial disclosure laws for the entire judiciary.”

  19. Dumbass and his electrocution from electric-powered ships versus death from sharks choice is staggeringly stupid – even for him. Lets start with ships – The Electric Boat Company was founded in Groton CT in 1899.  Hmmm, I wonder why they’d call it that? Because they built diesel electric submarines (and later surface craft)as early as 125 years ago?  Anyone who’s watched any of the WWII movies or documentaries on subs knows that batteries were an integral part of submarines.  In 1954 the first nuclear-electric sub was commissioned – Nautilus. Unless I (and Google AI) are mistaken, that nuclear/electric propulsion has INCREASED over the years, and will into the future.

    Nuclear reactors

    Many important US Navy vessels are powered by nuclear reactors, including all submarines and aircraft carriers.

    Electric propulsion systems

    Some Navy surface ships use electric propulsion systems, including the America-class landing helicopter assault (LHA) ships, Lewis and Clark-class T-AKE-1, and Zumwalt-class DDG-1000. The Navy’s future classes, such as the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) and the Future Large Surface Combatant, will also use all-electric drive systems.

    Electrical distribution systems

    These systems use transformers, switch gear, and electrical panels to distribute electricity throughout the ship. They are designed to be highly efficient and have multiple redundancy layers to ensure a constant power supply. The US Navy has also been testing photovoltaic panels on its ships to generate electricity while at sea.

    Ever hear of an electrocution as the cause of a death at sea? Moron.

    Now onto sharks – The definitive guide is probably the International Shark Attack File from the Florida Museum, Univ. of Florida. One thing he got right, shark attacks have increased – worldwide they have increased from the 80s forward. (Climate change and beach attendance being identifiable factors). Still, odds of being a shark attack victim (unprovoked attacks – spear fishers, you’re on your own), much less dying from an attack, are longer odds than winning the lottery. A couple of excerpts:

    There was an increase in the number of unprovoked shark attacks worldwide and an uptick in fatalities in 2023 compared to the previous year. The University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File (ISAF), a scientific database of global shark attacks, confirmed 69 unprovoked bites in 2023. Although this is higher than the previous five-year average of 63 attacks, the data remain consistent with long-term trends.  

    Ten of the past year’s unprovoked attacks were fatal, up from five the year before, with a disproportionate number occurring in Australia. Although the country accounted for 22% of all attacks, it made up 40% of fatalities. There were also two confirmed deaths in the U.S., and one each in the Bahamas, Egypt, Mexico and New Caledonia. Other confirmed, non-fatal bites occurred in Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil, New Zealand, Seychelles, Turks and Caicos, Ecuador (in The Galápagos Islands) and South Africa. 

    “This is within the range of the normal number of bites, though the fatalities are a bit unnerving this year,” said Gavin Naylor, director of the Florida Museum of Natural History’s shark research program.

    The United States had 36 unprovoked attacks, accounting for 52% of incidents worldwide. Of these, two — one in California and another in Hawaii — were fatal. As in previous years, Florida had more shark bites than any other state, with 16 attacks. 

    While ISAF documents and investigates all bites on humans by sharks, the annual report focuses primarily on unprovoked attacks. These are defined as any instance in which a shark is in its natural habitat and attacks without any human provocation, which includes intentionally approaching a shark or swimming in an area where bait is being used to lure fish. Unprovoked bites are the most useful for studying how sharks behave.  

    “We’re biologists, and we want to understand the natural behavior of the animals — not the unnatural behavior,” Naylor said. 

    ISAF’s records include an additional 22 attacks last year that were intentionally or unintentionally provoked. The most common victim activity at the time of provoked attacks was spearfishing. 

    ***
    Despite the increase, the number of bites and fatalities that occurred in 2023 are within the average for the last decade. Each year, there are consistently fewer than 100 unprovoked bites, making it more likely for someone to win the lottery than to be attacked by a shark. 

    When there are more attacks, it often means that more people are spending time in the water — not that sharks have become more dangerous. Miguez described it as a numbers game. Increased human activity in sharks’ natural habitats naturally leads to an increase in the number of animal encounters.  

    Something as simple as a holiday weekend falling on particularly hot days can contribute to a spike in attacks.  

    Water quality around New York has increased over the last two decades, and experts attribute the greater number of marine mammals — such as whales and dolphins — observed off the coast to bigger fish populations. More fish often means more sharks as well.  

    This contributed to several bites over a few weeks over the summer, including the first known shark attack in New York City in more than half a century. 

    “It causes a lot of fear, but the reality is you’re putting a lot of people in the water on a hot day with bait fish in the water,” Naylor said.

    Choosing between being electrocuted from a boat’s batteries when it sinks and having to choose between that and a shark swimming 10 feet away is sort of like choosing between Power Ball and Mega Millions. 

    Did I say “Moron?”  I thought so.

  20. Wow. Prosecutor in Hunter closing argument pointed to Jill Biden and other family members, saying “Those people. Those people don’t matter. They are irrelevant in this case”. Seems a bit much. Especially after harshly badgering his daughter on the stand yesterday. Had thought this would be a slam dunk but prosecutors might have caused sympathy for him with their aggressive tactics. Jury now deliberating.

  21. I don’t watch Fox or any nut-jobbers networks, therefore I ask from genuine ignorance, but is there any way for Dems to penetrate the propaganda-shield by their own running ads on Fox’s airwaves showing the rant-clips that Hannity pretends not to see? (I may not be making any sense, of course, but that’s not new.) 

  22. It might sound naïve in these scathingly partisan times, but it would be nice if the rest of us — or even most of us — could look at how sad this story is. How a man with a loving, supportive family and every advantage and opportunity still fell into the roiling abyss of drug addiction and couldn’t stop swimming around in its dark waters. How even though he has worked hard on getting and staying clean, his past mistakes and sins follow him, collide with him and demand to be addressed. They are still today racking up collateral damage, causing tremendous pain to those he loves and who love him, even potentially endangering his father’s legacy.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/10/opinion/the-one-thing-everyone-is-missing-about-hunter-bidens-case.html

  23. A close friend’s brothers are big Trump supporters. One of them recently said that January 6th never happened.

  24. Violations You Should Avoid Some probation violations are almost guaranteed to land you in hot water. Steer clear of:

    New crimes – Committing new offenses will likely get probation revoked and original sentence imposed.
    Missed court dates – Judges take failure to appear very seriously.
    Absconding – If you disappear or move without telling probation, you’re in trouble.
    Weapons – Getting caught with guns or knives can mean jail time.
    New arrests – Even if charges are dropped, arrests suggest you’re not behaving.

    Other technical violations like missed appointments, failed drug tests, or unpaid fines may not send you to jail immediately. But they stack up on your record.

  25. I have to wonder if the instructions to the jury mentioned in any way that the charges against Hunter were unusual in their application.  

    Normally, the charges would be “lesser included” not the primary offenses.  Since the gun in question was never used in the commission of any crime, why charge him at all after it was reported missing?

     

  26. https://www.npr.org/2024/06/05/nx-s1-4993790/alito-neighbor-flag-wife-recuse-insurrection-jan-6
    “Baden told NPR that Alito’s explanation for the upside-down flag is “ludicrous” and does not match the timeline of the neighborhood dispute. Baden acknowledges that she called Martha-Ann Alito the “c-word” on the street during one encounter, which she says Martha-Ann Alito initiated. But she notes that the incident took place weeks after the upside-down flag was raised in front of the Alito residence, according to reporting from the New York Times, which broke the story.”
     

  27. OK, dogs don’t sweat – they pant. 20,000 people won’t fit into a 3,000 person capacity venue, and he does only care about the RW MAGAts’ votes. 

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