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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:19 PM

Merrick Garland just left Josh Hawley in a smoldering heap

Garland skewered Hawley by pointing out the hypocrisy of the Thin Blue Line rhetoric, which was plainly evident on Jan. 6.

Asked by Josh Hawley if he supports defunding the police, Merrick Garland says he does not, citing the ...horror experienced by police officers at the Jan 6 attack on the Capitol

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Reply Merrick Garland just left Josh Hawley in a smoldering heap (Original post)
kpete Monday OP
Ohiogal Monday #1
Blue Owl Monday #2
RVN VET71 Monday #32
mdbl Tuesday #51
RVN VET71 Wednesday #54
ananda Monday #3
dutch777 Monday #4
Rebl2 Monday #24
ancianita Monday #28
mahina Tuesday #43
ancianita Tuesday #45
oldsoftie Monday #5
bringthePaine Monday #6
calimary Monday #7
Aerator Monday #8
BobTheSubgenius Monday #27
Pacifist Patriot Monday #39
catbyte Monday #9
Grokenstein Monday #12
LymphocyteLover Monday #15
Initech Monday #10
turbinetree Monday #11
Duppers Monday #37
LymphocyteLover Monday #13
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Monday #14
greenjar_01 Monday #16
The Wizard Monday #21
Ka-Dinh Oy Monday #17
msfiddlestix Monday #18
msfiddlestix Monday #19
Celerity Monday #40
msfiddlestix Monday #41
notinkansas Tuesday #42
DanieRains Monday #20
spanone Monday #22
Rebl2 Monday #26
birdographer Monday #23
Mossfern Monday #25
Layzeebeaver Monday #29
Mossfern Monday #34
Cha Monday #30
roamer65 Monday #31
GoCubsGo Monday #33
kacekwl Monday #35
OnDoutside Monday #36
Duppers Monday #38
ahoysrcsm Tuesday #44
Duppers Tuesday #47
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Duppers Tuesday #53
colsohlibgal Tuesday #46
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:22 PM

1. Hawley is a smoldering heap, all right

A smoldering heap of manure ....

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:22 PM

2. Suck on that, Josh

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 05:01 PM

32. Hawley will spin that to his advantage.

The lack of sincerity in his face is so clear and obvious it’s actually sad to watch. I loved how Garland simply answered his questions. I also loved the way he answered Lee’s heavily baited questions.

Garland is going to be confirmed. I can’t see anyway he could not be. But he won’t be in office a week before the Hawley’s and the Lee’s start belching about how he is leaning towards the socialist left. If they draw on his confirmation hearing, they’ll twist the questions and misquote his answers and their lies will be eagerly picked up by Fox and expanded.

I will take to my grave (or urn, as the case may be) the image of that hypocritical punk, Hawley, raising his fist in solidarity to the insurrectionists and then doubling down on the outrageous lies about Trump’s “landslide victory”. Doubling down by threatening the electoral process, itself, and all without a shred or inkling of evidence.

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Response to RVN VET71 (Reply #32)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 01:00 PM

51. Isn't it sociopathic the way Repugs think the law doesn't apply to them?

That crap Hawley brought up doesn't begin to compare what that asshole did to our democracy on Jan 6.

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Response to mdbl (Reply #51)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 04:27 PM

54. He, Cruz, and the entire GOP bruised our democracy on January 6th.

And they will continue to batter it, seeking to open the wound wider until it is unsealable and democracy will just bleed out with a groan and a sigh.

If Biden manages -- and God bless him for trying -- to stop the bruising, to push it back, and then to re-assert a strengthened “democracy” as the guiding principle, the true strength of our nation, he will deserve a monument akin to Lincoln’s.

But the plutocratic fascists rule both the propaganda networks and the unwashed mob of the “ill-educated.” Those networks continue to lie with impunity, and that mob is still out there, awaiting further instructions.

Biden’s job is monumental, as monumental as Lincoln’s, in my opinion. Virtually every Republican voter feels he should not be president, that Trump should continue to hold the reins of power. And the GOP Senators and Representatives in Washington -- save for a very small number -- all want Biden’s election thrown out so that they can retain the power that enables them to enrich themselves and their donors.

Interesting times.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:22 PM

3. Brilliant! That really sticks it to Hawley too!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:26 PM

4. From steaming heap to smoldering heap....no where to go but the landfill.

It will be very interesting to see if MO does anything to this guy come next election. I doubt it. MO seems to be a lost cause.

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Response to dutch777 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:34 PM

24. No they

won’t unfortunately. Republicans have a stranglehold on MO

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:50 PM

28. And yet Hawley only nominally lives in MO at his sister's address.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #28)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 04:36 AM

43. Where does he really live?

That should be widely known then because that’s cheating

He makes my skin crawl

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Response to mahina (Reply #43)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 07:37 AM

45. Vienna, VA, per wikipedia

Following complaints that, after becoming attorney general, he was not abiding by a statutory requirement that the attorney general must reside within the city limits of the state capital (Jefferson City), Hawley began renting an apartment there, while his family continued to live in Columbia, Missouri.[204] The Hawleys own a house in Vienna, Virginia, which they bought in 2019 after Hawley was elected to the U.S. Senate, after selling their Columbia home.[1][2] Hawley's voter registration has his sister's address in Ozark, Missouri so that he can be eligible to run for Missouri's senate seat.[205]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_Hawley#Personal_life


An historical take on the overturning of the Electoral College vote...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedition_Caucus

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:27 PM

5. LOL x 1000 nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:31 PM

6. "stood there like a house by the side of the road", yup, a swing and a miss🤣👍

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:41 PM

7. Like a fresh turd in the cat box, there's Josh Hawley.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:52 PM

8. It's a shame

That you have the 2 Senators that refused to except the results of the Presidential election and even encouraged the storming of Congress to prevent the counting of the Electoral votes sitting there is a position to question the integrity of anyone.

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Response to Aerator (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:39 PM

27. You could have left the last 9 words of your post out, and it would still have been just fine.

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #27)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:51 PM

39. I whole-heartedly concur!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:53 PM

9. Gosh, Hawley is a colossal piece of shit.

Garland refused to rise to the bait. What a guy.

On edit:

Without an ounce of shame or irony, he self-righteously "hopes" that Garland "doesn't politicize the Justice Department" after the 4-year clusterfuck we all just endured where Dear Former Leader essentially turned the DOJ into his personal attorney's office.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:29 PM

12. "Don't do us the way we did you!"

"And will do you again when we're back in charge!"

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Response to catbyte (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:35 PM

15. you know of course that the GOP will cry and moan to the heavens if Garland tries to prosecute

any Trump era crimes and claim how Biden and Garland politicized justice. I fucking hate GOP mofos.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:10 PM

10. Howley will go crying to social media any minute now.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:19 PM

11. Hawley should be censured, since he supported the insurrection that took place

in fact he even signed a letter saying that.............fuck him.........

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:28 PM

37. IKR!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:33 PM

13. BRA-VO!!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:34 PM

14. Touche'

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:38 PM

16. Nice, but we should actually reduce police budgets significantly and end police impunity

Just sayin'...

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:21 PM

21. Legal cannabis

cuts the police budget and raises revenue.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:42 PM

17. Hawley is a dick.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:42 PM

18. What the EFFIN HELL is that TRAITOR doing sitting on the Judiciary Committee?

For that matter what the hell is Lyndsey Graham, Ted Cruise and Hawley doing on that committee????????????

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:53 PM

19. I guess we have a different opinion on what a smoldering heap looks and sounds like

Hawley is a walking smoldering heap of Horse Pucky mixed in with a heaping pile of Poppy Cock on a 24/7 basis, which is probably why that session left him looking smart and sophisticated.

Of course Garland could NOT respond in a way that I would have expected under any other circumstances, but he didn't nick Hawley on any level. left no lasting smack mark or even left him stuttering for even an instant.

which is just as well, what the hell was that traitor doing on the committee anyhow?

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:57 PM

40. you have summed up my feelings about this as well, more or less

I saw no real smackdown moment at all. Katie Porter's style on that POS Jamie Dimon, now that was a smackdown.

btw

FUCK that traitor Hawley!

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Response to Celerity (Reply #40)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:35 PM

41. exactly. I'm a bit in need of hardball when it comes to words like smackdown

And Katie Porter always delivers pulling absolutely no punches. Now Garland is in a different position, he's trying his best to appeal in order to be confirmed. So he can be forgiven because he is not the position to do that, as much as I would have loved it.

But I don't what I don't understand is how in the hell Hawley is even allowed to be sitting on that committee, Ted Cruz and Linsey Graham as well.

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 01:15 AM

42. Aarrgghhh. You're killin' me with that smart and sophisticated stuff.

I can't look at the guy without seeing that raised fist.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:11 PM

20. Gotta Watch Later

Too busy at work....

Darnit.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:27 PM

22. Funny that josh had none of those considerations when barr ruled the doj

F U C K H I M

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Response to spanone (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:35 PM

26. My thought exactly!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:32 PM

23. I was kinda hoping

it was a literal smoldering heap.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:35 PM

25. I can't watch that now

Is there a way to mark a thread to read later?

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #25)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:54 PM

29. Select "bookmark this thread"

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Reply #29)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 05:54 PM

34. Thanks!

I didn't see that option on the bottom.
Bad eyes.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:57 PM

30. Good.. That Stupid "Defunding the Police"

campaign slogan gets Shot Down by Merrick Garland in the Senate.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:58 PM

31. BURN. Well played.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 05:42 PM

33. In the dictionary, next to the definition of "smarmy"

is a picture of Josh Hawley. He is epitomizes "sleazy." He makes my skin crawl.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:10 PM

35. Because the "defund the police" was such a stupid slogan to begin with

now it has to be explained every time some ass like Hawley brings it up. Even though everyone in Congress knows what it means they use it every chance they get to fool their dumb base. Some in the administration communications dept. needs to come up with something else, soon.

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Response to kacekwl (Reply #35)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:42 PM

36. Yes it was an appallingly stupid phrase, but you just couldn't get through to the idiots coming up

with it. It did a lot of damage to the Democratic Party.

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Response to kacekwl (Reply #35)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:33 PM

38. Many of us predicted this

And urged a big edit to that slogan.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #38)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 07:21 AM

44. It is difficult to edit your opponents statements.

GOP and RW hate are the primary pushers to defend the police. It has always been their goal to stop public services around the country. Be it USPS, Police, Fire, Gov office. Same reason they want to do away with taxes.

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Response to ahoysrcsm (Reply #44)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 10:47 AM

47. Yes they are BUT...

Excuse me - where did the slogan BEGIN??

And many here predicted it could and would be used to slam us.



What Does "Defund the Police" Mean? Here's the Meaning Behind the Rallying Cry
It's a growing call from protestors and activists
— but what does it actually mean?

Jul 22, 2020

As the United States grapples with the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain, and countless other Black Americans at the hands of racism and police brutality, one rallying cry gained momentum across the country: "Defund the police." You might have seen the phrase written on protest signs, on social media, or even on painted street murals — which probably has led you to wonder, what does "defund the police" mean, exactly, and what would it really look like?


https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/a33024951/defund-the-police-meaning/

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Response to Duppers (Reply #47)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 12:00 PM

49. Excuse me! The word "begin" is not in your linked article.

Where, when, or why did it begin? Start? Initiate?

I don't get it, your article does not match your statement.

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Response to ahoysrcsm (Reply #49)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 04:11 PM

53. From Wiki...


Black Lives Matter, Movement for Black Lives, and other activists have used the phrase to call for police budget reductions and to delegate certain police responsibilities to other organizations.[9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16] In Black Reconstruction, first published in 1935, W. E. B. Du Bois wrote about "abolition-democracy", which advocated for the removal of institutions that were rooted in racist and repressive practices, including prisons, convict leasing, and white police forces. In the 1960s, activists such as Angela Davis advocated for the defunding or abolition of police departments.[17] The 2017 book The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale has been called "... a manual of sorts for the defund movement."



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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 09:02 AM

46. Despicable Josh

He is a younger brighter (low bar) Trump. I would think his little raised fist salute to the January 6 insurrectionists would hamper his ambitions but who knows these days.....millions seem to have taken leave of their senses.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 11:37 AM

48. Where is the burn?

Hawley is a tool asking questions and Garland answered the questions. As a matter of fact, Hawley repeatedly made a point of the Obama/Biden Justice Department making false statements to the FISA court to which Garland could not and did not dispute.

So again, where is the "big burn" in this video?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 12:30 PM

50. Hawley will go crying to alt right social media any minute.

Fuck him.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 01:04 PM

52. Josh Hawley is a little punk ass who deserves a huge slap back

To reality. I would pay good money to have one good whack at his smug little frat face. But this Merrick Garland response burns well enough for me. Lol
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