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Wed Jul 27, 2022, 01:21 PM

Today's News

"I read the news today, oh boy...." -- John Lennon, 1967.


It is actually good news this morning. Perhaps on two fronts. Hoever, I must warn the reader that good news on another front -- the recent rains have resulted in an explosion of growth among my favorite melons of the Cucurbitaceae family -- so I do not have the time this afternoon to author my unusual long and tedious essays. I'd suggest having one's wisdom teeth yanked out sans novocaine by using the pair of pliers nearst to you, if you seek to relive the sensation of reading my usual nonsense.

First, let's take a brief flashback to my July 22nd Pastry Recipe, where I noted that:

"Prosecutors look for the weakest links among groups such as this." -- H2O Man; July 22, 2022.

Now, we are all happy to learn that a grand jury, being run by the Department of Justice, recently heard from two human beings closely associated with the Albino Puff Pence. This reportedly focused on conversations involving Trump & Fiends, about fake electors. Clearly a good sign, especially as John Eastman, who I dentified as the weakest link in the pastry shop, was involved. Remember this as summer turns to fall.

Second, as part of my research for campaigning for my candidate in this NYS Congressional District, I'm preparing for my efforts after the August primary. I will work equally hard for either my candidate, or his primary opponent, come the general election. After reading some interesting reports on what republican focus groups are saying, I decided to contact a woman who runs a number of these groups.

I haven't lost my mind.

This lady is of the species I knew in my youth: republicans one could talk to. Rumors of their extinction appear to have come too early, for this one not only is opposed to Trump, but even more focused on defeating cult members in the November election. And within the focus groups, she said the majority are not only opposed to Trump running in 2024, but will refuse to vote for his cult members in November.

When I asked if any group was prepared to go so far as to vote for Democratic Party candidates, she responded that yes, this is especially true among republicans over the age of 60.

I say this in part in response to a number of OP/threads I've read on DU:GD recently, saying we should forget Trump. This included one where a good friend said that in campaigning this summer, they have yet to hear any mention of Trump. Now, I am not trying to tell anyone how to campaign, but in my own experience, when I start after my polite introduction of self, I ask, "What issues are important to you?" And over 50% mention Trump's name in their very first sentence.

This is a stick we have available to use to beat our opposition in November. We ned to pick up on it.

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H2O Man Jul 27 OP
Elessar Zappa Jul 27 #1
H2O Man Jul 27 #3
Saoirse9 Jul 27 #2
H2O Man Jul 27 #5
Saoirse9 Jul 27 #7
H2O Man Jul 27 #8
Saoirse9 Jul 27 #9
H2O Man Jul 27 #12
Saoirse9 Jul 27 #14
OMGWTF Jul 27 #15
H2O Man Jul 27 #22
Saoirse9 Jul 27 #41
malthaussen Jul 27 #16
H2O Man Jul 27 #20
BlueGreenLady Jul 27 #4
H2O Man Jul 27 #6
Hermit-The-Prog Jul 27 #10
H2O Man Jul 27 #11
Hermit-The-Prog Jul 27 #13
H2O Man Jul 27 #18
malthaussen Jul 27 #17
H2O Man Jul 27 #19
malthaussen Jul 27 #21
H2O Man Jul 27 #24
kiranon Jul 27 #25
H2O Man Jul 27 #28
erronis Jul 27 #23
H2O Man Jul 27 #26
Warpy Jul 27 #27
H2O Man Jul 27 #30
peppertree Jul 27 #29
H2O Man Jul 27 #31
peppertree Jul 27 #42
mahina Jul 27 #32
H2O Man Jul 27 #33
spanone Jul 27 #34
H2O Man Jul 27 #35
spanone Jul 27 #36
Saoirse9 Jul 27 #37
H2O Man Jul 27 #38
Saoirse9 Jul 27 #39
H2O Man Jul 27 #40
Hekate Jul 28 #43
H2O Man Jul 28 #44

Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 01:26 PM

1. Agree.

Trump can be a great motivator for our side. Of course we canít just focus on him. We need to defend social security and womenís choice also. Those are the three issues that I believe will help us keep our majority.

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Response to Elessar Zappa (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 01:35 PM

3. Absolutely!

It definitely isn't "all about Trump." The Supreme Court's overturning Roe is a huge motivator among those I've spoken with on this campaign. Younger voters frequently mention the environmental crisis -- something that doesn't seem to be a popular subject on this forum. We have a number of sturdy sticks to beat them with.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 01:32 PM

2. You can almost hear the collective sigh of relief

Among Democrats today.

If Garland is already putting witnesses in front of the grand jury heís pretty far along with his investigation. Indictments are coming.

And you can correct me if Iím wrong but my assumption is that witnesses donít appear in front of the GJ unless DOJ is confident that their testimony will result in indictment. In other words these witnesses have been interviewed several times and their testimony has been thoroughly corroborated.

Itís a happy day.

Hereís our Beatles tune for todayís mood.

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Response to Saoirse9 (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 01:42 PM

5. It is said

that for every action, there is an equal re-action. Thus, the good news has many unhappy in the nation. This makes you and I even happier, in yet another reaction, by George!




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Response to H2O Man (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 01:45 PM

7. Listening now

I love Georgeís little smile when people recognized the song and started clapping.

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Response to Saoirse9 (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 01:45 PM

8. A great song.

George was at his peak.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 01:46 PM

9. He was such a beautiful man

We didnít deserve him but I am glad we got him anyway.

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Response to Saoirse9 (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 02:18 PM

12. I agree!

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 03:01 PM

14. I'll have Beatles in my head all day

Thatís a good thing.

Happy Easter in July!

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Response to Saoirse9 (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 03:07 PM

15. I'm going to a concert in the park to see a Beatles tribute band.

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Response to OMGWTF (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 03:51 PM

22. One of my friends

who, like myself, has loved the Beatles since primary school has a brother that plays in one. Peter Best used to play with them sometimes. My friend tries to get me to attend one of their shows when they play in Syracuse.

I hope you enjoy the concert you are going to!

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Response to OMGWTF (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 07:49 PM

41. So jealous!

Do report back and tell us how you liked it.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 03:18 PM

16. Love that ballarina.

I think she gives a great interpretation of the song, I watch it often.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #16)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 03:46 PM

20. I agree!

She does an outstanding interpretation!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 01:41 PM

4. Congratulations H20 Man

You have a way of putting just the right amount of cinnamon in your puff pastry dough! And, as usual, I enjoy your posts.

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Response to BlueGreenLady (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 01:44 PM

6. Thank you!

Now to get out there and tend to those cucumbers!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 01:56 PM

10. Only as long as the thing doesn't suck all the media to itself.

Roe, Roe, Roe your vote
against theocracy!
Republicans revoke your rights
and kill democracy!

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 02:14 PM

11. Very good!

The media shall always be the media. It promotes and sells its products in the exact manner that McDonald's sell what people mistake for hamburgers. Other than Trump, the majority of people prefer a nice, home-made burger. That's what phone-banking and going door-to-door provides. Plus we get to ask what the person wants on it, very unlike McDonald's.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 02:25 PM

13. Thanks!

My brain seems to sizzle like a burger every time I go outside.

And tv news seems to fall into a positive feedback loop every time the Grotesque Orange Pustule squawks. They report, people talk about the reporting, they report on the talking about it and about each other reporting, ad nauseum.

I admit to being interested in good news about that thing -- legal woes, tantrums, embarassments.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 03:38 PM

18. Ah, the side dishes

that the McMedia serves are intended to accent the burgers.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 03:19 PM

17. Ignoring Donald Trump is just what the GOP wants us to do.

They should own every excruciating second of his rise and (hopeful) fall.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #17)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 03:43 PM

19. When I started

raising chickens at age seven, I remember my father and grandfather saying that if a dog kills one of the birds, to hang it around their neck while it rots. This same truth applies to campaigning -- we hang the decaying Trump around the neck of republican candidates.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 03:47 PM

21. Never heard of that one! Did it work with the dog? n/t

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #21)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 03:52 PM

24. Over the decades,

I've found it works with all dogs excepting only huskies. Since there is nothing husky about republican candidates, I think hanging Trump around their necks will work.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 03:56 PM

25. Tried it but with a strip of carpet the Airedale ruined

My friend tied a dead chicken around her labs neck and it didn't work. He still went after the chickens. Not being too wise, I decided to try it with a strip of carpet after my Airedale ate the center out of an Oriental carpet. My friend never let me live it down. A strip of carpet just isn't a chicken. Thank you for bringing back a memory.

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Response to kiranon (Reply #25)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 04:11 PM

28. In that case,

I need to tie the couch cushions my son's dog has damaged around her neck. (grin)

My flock of chickens has suffered attacks from a neighborhood dog, and either the gray fox or bobcat that we see around the property.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 03:52 PM

23. Just wondering - are there really any non-cultists in the (r)epuglcon party anymore?

This lady is of the species I knew in my youth: republicans one could talk to. Rumors of their extinction appear to have come too early, for this one not only is opposed to Trump, but even more focused on defeating cult members in the November election.


If they've been hiding, they've done a really good job. I just wonder how they can raise their heads above the slime that covers their world.

I'd worry about a new infestation of the (r)'s that proclaim themselves the 9th Generation (or Neo-Spawn or whatever) and say they have a solution for the problems that the Democrats along with drumpf have created.

Monsanto must make some killer for these weeds. They kill everything else.

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Response to erronis (Reply #23)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 04:00 PM

26. Yes, there are.

Ethics being a heavy load within the republican party, they are found more often in the region of the grass roots, rather than those we are subjected to seeing in the news.


I'm not familiar with "9th Generation" but will speculate they are the young generation of republicans. If I'm wrong, of course, it won't be the first time. My hope is that when they understand they are being exploited, this might be a phase they go through on their way to becoming human.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 04:10 PM

27. I'm not going to forget That Fat Grifter

In fact, I'm counting on him and his personality cult to split that rotten party right down the middle.

Oh, I want a sealed indictment hanging over that excrescence he calls a head. I just want him thinking it will never drop and that even if he doesn't announce, the Republicans, in their infinite wisdom, will draft him. And I want his cult to try.

I've been waiting my whole life for a Donnybrook to break out on the GOP convention floor.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #27)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 04:17 PM

30. Well said!

I love it!

As the pressure increases -- and I think that when Eastman's lawyer tells Trump's lawyer they can no longer communicate, signaling John has flipped -- the republicans will suffer from the fecal matter that comes splattering out of his big fucking mouth. I hope that comes in mid-October.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 04:12 PM

29. No news is good news

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Response to peppertree (Reply #29)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 04:18 PM

31. There is good news.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #31)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 09:12 PM

42. I stand corrected

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 04:18 PM

32. 100%. Love your posts.

Aloha e Waterman.

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Response to mahina (Reply #32)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 04:25 PM

33. Thank you!

I just mailed in my primary ballot!


' Nya:wŽh sgŽ:nŲ' unto you!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 04:35 PM

34. Thanks! Good info..

K&R
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...now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall 🎶

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Response to spanone (Reply #34)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 04:39 PM

35. Thank you!

That would be one of my very favorite Beatle songs.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #35)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 04:50 PM

36. Mine too👍🏼

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 05:12 PM

37. More good news today

Federal prosecutors obtain warrant to search lawyer John Eastman's cell phone in January 6 criminal probe
https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/27/politics/john-eastman-search-warrant/index.html

The Justice Department obtained a second warrant to search the cell phone of right-wing lawyer John Eastman as part of a January 6-related criminal inquiry, prosecutors said in a court filing Wednesday.

Investigators seized Eastman's phone earlier this month in New Mexico after receiving a warrant to take the device. Agents needed a second warrant to search the contents of the phone, which they received on July 12.

The warrant includes a so-called filter protocol, according to court records, to ensure that investigators do not accidentally obtain privileged information from Eastman's device.
The warrant is a critical step in the Justice Department's intensifying probe into January 6, 2021, in which investigators have zeroed in on the efforts by Trump and his close allies to overturn the 2020 election.

Eastman was one of the key individuals involved in pushing the plan for then-Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the 2020 election on January 6 by rejecting electors from certain swing states. Two Pence aides recently testified under subpoena to a federal grand jury on the role Eastman and others played in the lead-up to January 6.

Eastman had previously asked a judge in New Mexico to stop the department from accessing the contents of his phone, claiming that agents "forced" him to unlock his phone.

The judge denied the request, saying that investigators had followed the appropriate protocols to acquire the device, and that his communications were not protected under the First Amendment.

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Response to Saoirse9 (Reply #37)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 05:19 PM

38. That is huge!

I think that it indicates that this rough, tough cream puff has been identified as the weakest link, filled only with hot airm. His legal team knows that the evidence is such that, in a relatively short time, he will have to try to be the first among the inner-circle that looks to make a deal.

Add to this, Trump's legal team knows that, too. So does the Meadows team.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #38)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:27 PM

39. I will be amazed

if Meadows doesn't flip.

There is speculation that he has already.

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Response to Saoirse9 (Reply #39)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:50 PM

40. That could be!

There has been a coolness between them lately.


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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 12:12 AM

43. KnR!

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Response to Hekate (Reply #43)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 12:39 AM

44. Thank you!

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