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John Russell

Decision 2024 # 4

  
By:  JohnRussell  •  news  •  2 weeks ago  •  61 comments

Decision 2024 # 4
Greg Sargent

@GregTSargent

New Quinnipiac poll of registered voters in Wisconsin:


Biden 50 Trump 44


Biden 40 Trump 39 RFK 12


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at heart Wisconsin is a blue state, albeit one infiltrated with a good number of far right extremists. If Biden can turn out the black voting bloc in Wisconsin and the "leftists" in Madison he will win.



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Jurors at Donald Trump's hush money trial struggled to keep a straight face Tuesday as porn star Stormy Daniels described once spanking the...


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The trial began on April 15 and is currently in process. It could last a few more weeks.

How grave is the allegation?
Falsifying records is a crime, and crime is bad. But many people have analogized this case to Al Capone’s conviction on tax evasion: It’s not that he didn’t deserve it, but it wasn’t really why he was an infamous villain. Prosecutors contend, however, that Trump aimed to corrupt elections by hiding information from voters. This case feels more minor, in part because   other cases have set a grossly high standard for what constitutes gravity.

How plausible is a guilty verdict?
Though   some critics   were dismayed that this was the first criminal charge for Trump, it has overcome questions about statute of limitations and legal basis. Prosecutors are hoping a methodical case will convince jurors.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/05/donald-trump-legal-cases-charges/675531/?utm_source=feed


Trump likes to compare himself to Al Capone, but he isnt sharp enough to really get the true comparison.  Capone was known as a serial criminal who slipped out of prosecutors grasp for many years, and was brought down by a relatively trivial tax charge. 

Trump has been a serial criminal who has skated past responsibility due to his celebrity status and the fact that white collar crime is often overlooked. 

Poetic justice if he is brought down by a porn star. 

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Alex Cole
@acnewsitics

Trump had full control for 2 full years 2017-2019

POTUS   SCOTUS    HOUSE    SENATE    DOJ

Immigration bills passed = 0 Borders closed = 0 Wall money = 0 Illegal immigration soared up to a new record in 2019 Tax cuts for billionaires = 1








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Why would that be?


Because big business didnt want the border closed. They like the cheap illegal labor. 


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Red Box Rules
Former President  Donald Trump  will spend his day off from court hosting a dinner at his Mar-a-Lago residence for buyers of his NFT trading cards, according to a source familiar with the planning.

NFTs, or nonfungible tokens , are part of a suite of non-campaign-focused ventures that Trump has been balancing with his White House run and his legal issues throughout 2023 and 2024.  After Stormy Daniels testified  Tuesd a y a bout an alleged sexual encounter with  Trump , the former president told reporters that he’d like to be campaigning as opposed to being tied up in a courtroom.

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-spends-day-off-court-183636207.html

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Definite appeal to the childlike among us. 


 

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JohnRussell
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1  author  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago
the veepstakes are playing out before our eyes. And, far beyond Tim Scott’s craven avoidance, the competition is not a pretty sight.

Elise Stefanik, the New York congresswoman who wants the nod, has gone full Trump in recent years, turning from something of a moderate Republican to a raging rightwinger. Recall how she led the bullying of university presidents testifying before Congress, and then gloated in a social media post after the Harvard and University of Pennsylvania presidents resigned: “Two down.”

Soon after, she had her turn on Meet the Press and – echoing Trump’s stalwart defense of the Capitol-storming mob – furrowed her brow at the “treatment of the January 6 hostages”.

Outrageous? Certainly. But not to be outdone in trolling the libs, the South Dakota governor, Kristi Noem, has bragged about killing her dog and even advocated for killing Biden’s dog. It’s unclear whether this was an effort to appeal to a certain   dog-hater-in-chief   – or merely to indicate that nothing is beyond the pale.

“It once seemed like a dark joke to say that Trump would eventually resort to kicking puppies to get a rise out of people,” Amanda Marcotte wrote in   Salon . “Noem skipped that step entirely and went straight to shooting them.”

That Noem’s casual cruelty isn’t playing well with the public doesn’t matter when the audience of one indulges in that kind of thing himself – from mocking disabled people to dissing Gold Star parents to dreaming up innovative ways to insult women’s looks.

Just days ago, another hopeful – Doug Burgum, the Republican governor of North Dakota – took his audition to Fox News, heaping accolades on Trump’s “clarity and focus and strength”.

Burgum, thought to be on Trump’s shortlist, got some invaluable help from Fox & Friends,   noted   Matt Gertz of Media Matters. Host Brian Kilmeade avoided questions on abortion – Burgum has signed extremely restrictive legislation – or about Trump’s scary declarations of going full autocrat if he’s re-elected.

Instead, Burgum was given plenty of time to extol Trump’s “positive energy”, a description that runs counter to reports that the former president falls asleep in the courtroom.

The boss does love flattery.

A few months ago, Trump bestowed a high compliment on Tim Scott, calling him “a great advocate”, and adding, “He doesn’t like talking about himself, but boy, does he talk about Trump.”

All in all, an embarrassing display of sycophancy. That would be bad enough. But far worse is the abandonment of principle, as Tim Scott made all too clear.

The real litmus test, after all, is the would-be running mate’s willingness to deny the 2020 election results and to pledge unquestioning fealty in the future – fealty not to the constitution or the American voters but to the audience of one.
 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1  devangelical  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

the establishment GOPers on one side of my family are claiming they're going to sit out the POTUS ballot in november. the thumpers on the other side are praying for the second coming before november. interestingly enough on both sides, their adult children have turned into liberals. go figure...

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
1.1.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  devangelical @1.1    2 weeks ago
their adult children have turned into liberals.

most sane people get fed up sooner or later

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

That pile of shit is the best example of what not to be

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
2  author  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

Haley won 1 in 5 Indiana Republican voters in the presidential primary. She left the race in March

Story by ISABELLA VOLMERT, Associated Press
    2h     3 min read
 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
2.1  devangelical  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 weeks ago

I'm hearing some interesting stuff from my old work friends that still think I'm a republican.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
2.1.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  devangelical @2.1    2 weeks ago

clue us in

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
2.1.2  devangelical  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    2 weeks ago

the GOP convention could be interesting. (hilarious)

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
2.1.3  author  JohnRussell  replied to  devangelical @2.1.2    2 weeks ago

only if trump makes his acceptance speech from a prison cell

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
3  author  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

The Biden campaign should print out as many giant posters of this as they can afford and put them on billboards throughout all the swing states. 

800

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3    2 weeks ago

I guess that might work better than touting inflation, the border crisis, and the deficit.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
3.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  JohnRussell @3    2 weeks ago

I once came down hard on my kids because I thought they were abusing a disabled kid. Once I got the entire story (I tend to jump the gun), it wasn't them but school mates of theirs. I told I never want to hear they were mean to a disabled kid or picking on a kid that gets bullied by everyone else. My kids were not angels, but they treated others with respect.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.2.1  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.2    2 weeks ago

don't judge me too harshly, but I still really like to humiliate the willfully ignorant. maybe that's why I'm still here...

 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Guide
4  MrFrost    2 weeks ago

Trump literally told Stormy Daniels that she reminded him of his daughter, then he fucked her. 

The response from the right wing?

"Trump 2024!!!!"

 
 
 
George
Junior Expert
4.1  George  replied to  MrFrost @4    2 weeks ago
Trump literally told Stormy Daniels that she reminded him of his daughter, then he fucked her. 

As opposed to Biden who Literally fucked his daughter.

 
 
 
devangelical
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4.1.1  devangelical  replied to  George @4.1    2 weeks ago

is that what trump told you?

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @4.1.1    2 weeks ago

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Hal A. Lujah
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4.1.3  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  George @4.1    2 weeks ago

As opposed to Biden who Literally fucked his daughter

Do you know what “literally” means?

 
 
 
George
Junior Expert
4.1.4  George  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @4.1.3    2 weeks ago

Yes, I believe Ashley Biden told the truth.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @4.1.3    2 weeks ago

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Tessylo
Professor Principal
4.2  Tessylo  replied to  MrFrost @4    2 weeks ago

He's been banging a lot of women who remind it of Ivanka.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
4.2.1  devangelical  replied to  Tessylo @4.2    2 weeks ago

he's probably got iskanka's full size nude portrait screwed to the ceiling over his bed...

 
 
 
MrFrost
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4.2.2  MrFrost  replied to  Tessylo @4.2    2 weeks ago

512

Yep... 

 
 
 
George
Junior Expert
4.2.3  George  replied to  MrFrost @4.2.2    2 weeks ago

It’s been pointed out to you before this photo is fake.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4.2.4  Tessylo  replied to  MrFrost @4.2.2    2 weeks ago

Unfortunately that is AI generated

All of the inappropriate images of him with Ivanka in his lap at a Beach Boys concert (of course his mushroom had a stiffie) and her in the back of a limo laying on him and them in bed together with her arms around him in a kiss - definitely inappropriately sexual and I don't doubt that he actually had sex with her at a young age

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4.2.5  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @4.2    2 weeks ago

probably young girls too

 
 
 
Krishna
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4.2.6  Krishna  replied to  Tessylo @4.2.4    2 weeks ago
Unfortunately that is AI generated

Trump & Epstein Partying -This one's real (Getty Images):

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More here: Getty Images

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
4.2.7  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @4.2.6    2 weeks ago

November 1992 tape in the NBC archives shows Donald Trump partying with Jeffrey Epstein at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate more than a decade before Epstein pleaded guilty to felony prostitution charges in Florida. MSNBC hosts discusses.

 
 
 
Krishna
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4.2.8  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @4.2.7    2 weeks ago

Trump's comments about his daughter raise eyebrows

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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4.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  MrFrost @4    2 weeks ago

GROSS!!!!

We need a puking emoji256

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4.3.1  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.3    2 weeks ago

That's a good one TG.  Yeah, they took the puking emoji away a long time ago.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4.3.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @4.3.1    2 weeks ago

Well, fine! I still have my puking kitty

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4.3.3  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.3.2    2 weeks ago

Way better and way grosser too!  lol

 
 
 
devangelical
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5  devangelical    2 weeks ago

word around the campfire at mar-a-lardo is that melania now wants $130K cash in advance of sex with hubby... ... every time.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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5.1  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @5    2 weeks ago

and it has to wear a bag over its' head

so funny - I heard Ronny Chang on The Daily Show - talk about images of the turd

if it looks like a normal human being - it's AI

if it looks like the sponge after chili night - it's the turd

lol

 
 
 
Tessylo
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5.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @5.1    2 weeks ago

dish sponge

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
5.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  devangelical @5    2 weeks ago

She should insist on a condom, too, if they make them that small

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
5.2.1  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @5.2    2 weeks ago

meh, she won't be going on any more balloon rides with him...

gee, I wonder how barron is handling all these current events concerning his daddy. I'll take the longshot odds for $1K...

 
 
 
devangelical
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5.2.2  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @5.2.1    2 weeks ago

motivation, access, opportunity...

 
 
 
Tessylo
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5.2.3  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @5.2    2 weeks ago

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devangelical
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5.2.4  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @5.2.2    2 weeks ago

my dad tried to blame me for my sister losing all the hubcaps on the family car by doing donuts with her friends in the mall parking lot, even though I had my own car, and threatened to kick my ass. I told him he better kill me then, or he might wake up with his head blown off. he never threatened me again and I moved out on my 18th birthday.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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6  author  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

gag order violation in the J6 election interference case

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TᵢG
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7  TᵢG    2 weeks ago

Who can hold a candle to Trump in self-aggrandizing?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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7.1  Texan1211  replied to  TᵢG @7    2 weeks ago
Who can hold a candle to Trump in self-aggrandizing?

Joe Biden.

 
 
 
TᵢG
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7.1.1  TᵢG  replied to  Texan1211 @7.1    2 weeks ago

Amazing that you cannot see the difference between a whale and a dolphin in this case.

And of course, your comment is heavily skewed in favor of Trump.   

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
7.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  TᵢG @7.1.1    2 weeks ago

You should learn not to ask questions you might not like the answer to.

Might want to look up the definition and realize it aptly applies to both men.

I am not interested in the usual detour into the whole "My guy isn't as bad as him!" schtick.

And of course, your comment is heavily skewed in favor of Trump

An utterly false claim.

I guess now whenever Joe Biden's name is mentioned, it is a defense of Trump, eh?

 
 
 
TᵢG
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7.1.3  TᵢG  replied to  Texan1211 @7.1.2    2 weeks ago

There is no comparing Trump's self-aggrandizing with any current US politician.   

Who can you think of who would even entertain the notion of selling cards that make him look like a superhero in various situations?   Nobody comes close to that level of self-aggrandizing.   Certainly no other former PotUS or Biden.

You are ignoring glaringly obvious facts to yet again defend Trump and bash Biden.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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7.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  TᵢG @7.1.3    2 weeks ago
There is no comparing Trump's self-aggrandizing with any current US politician.   

Sure there is, you just don't like that it is Biden.

You are ignoring glaringly obvious facts to yet again defend Trump and bash Biden.

That is one oft-repeated, increasingly weaker-by-the-day argument and I am positive you couldn't identify what a defense of Trump even is, based on what so far you have claimed are defenses of him.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
7.1.5  Texan1211  replied to  TᵢG @7.1.3    2 weeks ago

How does me saying "Joe Biden" in answer to YOUR specific question get twisted dishonestly into a 'defense of Trump" or a "bashing of Biden"?

 
 
 
George
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7.1.6  George  replied to  Texan1211 @7.1.2    2 weeks ago

I have to agree with TiG here, trump is a master at self-aggrandizing, where as Biden has nothing to aggrandize, in fact he is so worthless and insignificant he had to steal an English politicians life and try to pass it off as his own, and not even a good politician. of course that was before he was raised by Puerto Ricans, or got arrest for protesting civil rights, or landed on the moon. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
7.1.7  Texan1211  replied to  George @7.1.6    2 weeks ago
I have to agree with TiG here, trump is a master at self-aggrandizing,

Trump is a master at it--but so is Biden.

Look at how many times Biden has inflated himself through his cute little "stories" like getting arrested seeing Mandela, his tales of being accepted to the Naval Academy, his grades, boasting about going to Mas almost ever day while attending black churches and synagogues while being raised as an honorary Greek and Pollack with Puerto Ricans, etc., etc.

This is no defense of Trump as claimed, just a recitation of uncomfortable facts the left hates to hear.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
7.1.8  Texan1211  replied to  George @7.1.6    2 weeks ago

Hey, did I just defend Biden when I said Trump was a master at it?

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
7.1.9  Tessylo  replied to  TᵢG @7.1.3    2 weeks ago

Who would spend their money on that ludicrous garbage?  It's literally throwing your money away.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Principal
7.1.10  Sean Treacy  replied to  Texan1211 @7.1.7    2 weeks ago

Look at how many times Biden has inflated himself

It’s truly remarkable.  The fake grades, the fake class rank, fake scholarships, the fake awards, the fake athletic accomplishments, the fake jobs, the fake reasons for quitting jobs.. the man has lied about everything in his past it’s possible to lie  about to make himself look better and they just pretend it never happened.  

he literally became  a national laughingstock for lying about his academic record and it just gets pushed down the memory hole because the narrative demands trump is a liar.  It’s Orwellian. 

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
7.1.11  devangelical  replied to  Sean Treacy @7.1.10    2 weeks ago

gee, all those similarities and yet you only defend one of the two...

 
 
 
George
Junior Expert
7.1.12  George  replied to  Tessylo @7.1.9    2 weeks ago
It's literally throwing your money away.

You couldn't be more wrong if you tried.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
7.1.13  author  JohnRussell  replied to  devangelical @7.1.11    2 weeks ago

One of the strangest things going on right now is this preposterous, ongoing , effort to equate Trump and Biden. But it's all they have. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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7.1.14  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @7.1.13    2 weeks ago

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Right Down the Center
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7.1.15  Right Down the Center  replied to  Texan1211 @7.1.4    2 weeks ago
That is one oft-repeated, increasingly weaker-by-the-day argument

Goes well with downplaying most of what Biden does and exaggerating/twisting many of the things Trump does, as if Trump doesn't have enough bad things to mention that are 100 percent accurate.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Senior Guide
7.1.16  Right Down the Center  replied to  JohnRussell @7.1.13    2 weeks ago
But it's all they have. 

Well that and mental acuity, border, economy, caring more for illegals than citizens, dividing instead of uniting, foreign policy....etc.

 
 
 
Igknorantzruls
Freshman Quiet
8  Igknorantzruls    2 weeks ago

iim impressed by Trumps meeting with Oil execs where he told them give me a Billion bucks for my campaign for president, and i'll squash electric car shit, reduce Bidens restrictions on drilling and natural gas exports, and open up more drilling in the Gulph. Almost sounds quid per quo ish , plus, he might have a little loose change left over for some possible court litigation, that he probably won't need, cause Trump is always innocent...