I don’t think they’re hiding anything. There are dems in the room and numerous staffers from both sides of the aisle. If the transcript isn’t accurate, we’ll know. Why are you so concerned about transparency in a hearing? The dems held hearings in a SCIF and never released transcripts for many hearings, which allowed Schiff (and others) to lie to the public about things (e.g. irrefutable evidence of russian collusion by the trump that has never been brought forward – and still hasn’t) with no record to refute them. I’m still waiting for those transcripts. So far, whether you like these Congressional hearings or not or whether you think they’re nonsense, they have been totally transparent. I’ll join you in complaining if they become opaque.
At least a couple of the Congress critters have already spoken about some of what Archer testified to earlier today. We’ll see if they pulled a Schiff and said something that doesn’t show up as such in the transcript.
Transcript to be released by the end of the week.
Newsom is absolutely preparing to jump in if something happens that prevents Joey from running. He’s raising national money and doing lots of things to raise his profile outside of CA. He even went on the Sean Hannity show. He won’t shiv his party by going rogue and primarying the prez, because the DNC will do to him what they did to Bernie. The soft campaigning and building his war chest now will serve him for 2028 when he will definitely run for the dem nomination and prepares him to jump in for 2024 if Joey drops out. Nobody on the left would be too concerned if Newsom tried to leap over Kamala.
Shmucky Schumer was the leading proponent from the Senate for these hearings.
He has offered to help mediate the strike. I have no problem with this. He’s governor of CA and hollyweird is an important part of the state’s economy and culture. I have lots of problems with Newsom in other aspects, but this is not one of them. Maybe they’ll take him up on the offer.
True, about 97% of fed cases end in a plea deal, but that’s not what’s outrageous about the Hunter case. It’s the extent of the plea deal. The prosecution couldn’t provide a single example where gun charges such as were brought against Hunter were reduced to a a simple diversion program that would result in Hunter’s record being wiped out at the end of 2 years if he behaved. Worse than that is that they included immunity against any future charges that may result from the ongoing investigation of Hunter. That is not a plea deal that anyone of us would have gotten and it’s probably illegal. Hunter will get a plea deal, but it won’t be the same rubbish that they just tried to slide by the judge. Not that he’ll go to jail or anything.
BTW, a plea deal often includes harsh consequences including heavy fines and jail time – just to a lesser extent than could have been sought by the prosecution in a trial.
We should just ignore the fact that the DOJ slow-walked the investigation (with help from the FBI, which is under the DOJ) until the statute of limitations clicked over on several years of Hunters tax evasion crimes. That would not have happened to you or me, my friend.
I have no problem with Al’s comment. It wasn’t an attack on anyone here, it was relevant to the toon and I thought it was kinda funny. There are far more stupid comments and insults thrown at republicans here than that. I appreciate funny regardless of the target – biden, trump, the turtle, difi, etc. Too many people can’t take it when their team is made fun of.
It’s no problem, bill…it’s a free service I like to provide :)
So, here we go! I’d say the above is generally ok. You used a couple of idioms correctly, and while your tone is far less than friendly, you did refrain from any ad hominem attacks.
The verdict: I’ve seen better from you, and I’ve seen far, far worse. On a scale of 1-10 I give this one a 5.5. :)
People insult the prez, current and past, all the time, here. Insulting other users is a violation of the rules on GC. You got booted because that was 99% of your posts. I just looked at your comments for today and I will say that you have seemed to make an effort to make actual comments rather than just throw insults. Good for you. I hope you keep it up.
The toon is about hunter…try to focus. The whataboutism, which is rampant here, was about the “illegal” patents and SA investment in jared’s firm. I never claimed those things are pristine, just that they are not illegal in and of themselves. Unless you can connect those things with something illegal, like influence peddling, you’ve got nothing.
Back to the biden fam…do you think there was anything illegal going on with tens of millions going into biden LLCs from foreign governments while joe was vp? It sure looks suspicious to me and the evidence so far doesn’t look good for the bidens. We’ll see where it goes, but I suspect you think it’s all RWNJ conspiracy theory.