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wi66

GQP illogical mind set

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wi66

Donald Trump jokes supporter would choose ‘suicide before Biden

The article speaks for itself, First of all the Cult would charge for the “Kool Aid” and second the Cult wouldnt join his disciples in drinking it. He’s way way to cowardly to do that.

Donald Trump jokes supporter would choose 'suicide before Biden'
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wi66

Cult 45 tells the truth must have hurt…
https://x.com/BidenHQ/status/1799897549152592100

jcitybone

Not good but not surprising given the millions AIPAC is pouring in to negative ads against Bowman

Benny

@jcitybone have you seen any of those ads?

21% of undecided provides opportunities-I don’t want to give up hope.

jcitybone

Just saw a positive ad but I switched the channel. I really don’t watch many ads. Most stuff I watch is taped so all ads can be avoided.

Emerson is not a great pollster but they’re not partisan.

Here’s a Bowman ad

Paul ADK

Polls are lies. The corporate interests conducting them (or the corporate interests comprising the foundations of the colleges conducting them) will always shape the results that they want. In this case the corporate interests want the Democrats divided and in disarray, so the fascists they support will win. It’s not just the flat out advertising that contains oligarchic brainwashing, it’s everywhere. Just look at something, ask yourself where it came from, and the context emerges. Someone is trying to convince you of something, in order to get you to do what they want.

wi66

Already sick of the AD’s

Benny

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/11/us/politics/donald-trump-hunter-biden.html

The moment had finally come. Late Tuesday morning, nearly five years after Republicans first went after Hunter Biden, the president’s son could finally be called a convicted felon.

But Donald J. Trump and other Republicans did not seem to be relishing the opportunity. The early reaction to a jury’s guilty verdict against Hunter Biden on three felony gun charges resembled a shriveling balloon.

“The Hunter Biden gun conviction is kinda dumb tbh,” said one close Trump ally, Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida, in a post on X, using an abbreviation for “to be honest.” Another Trump associate, Charlie Kirk, called it a “fake trial.”

Many Trump allies had been secretly rooting for an acquittal. The talking points wrote themselves: It would have been yet more evidence that the United States justice system was rigged in favor of the Bidens and against the Trumps. Tuesday’s guilty verdict was inconvenient to that narrative.

Even more valuable would have been the fund-raising potential.

A person with knowledge of the Trump campaign’s fund-raising plans, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said there had been discussions about how much an acquittal would help Mr. Trump, potentially raising tens of millions of additional dollars as they planned to cite it as more evidence the justice system was rigged. After Mr. Trump was convicted in Manhattan on 34 felony counts, his campaign raised record sums online, and some of his advisers recognized that an acquittal of Mr. Biden’s son had the potential to raise Mr. Trump far more cash than a conviction, the person said.

Prominent Republicans, including those in the Trump campaign, immediately minimized the three felony gun charges, complaining that the charges steered public attention away from unspecified crimes that they claimed President Biden has committed and a justice system that they insisted was still very much two-tiered.

It spoke volumes that the first reaction from the Trump camp did not come directly from Mr. Trump himself, who had still not posted a word about the verdict hours after it landed. Instead, his campaign issued a statement that described the conviction as a “distraction.”

“This trial has been nothing more than a distraction from the real crimes of the Biden Crime Family, which has raked in tens of millions of dollars from China, Russia and Ukraine,” said Karoline Leavitt, the Trump campaign’s national press secretary. “Crooked Joe Biden’s reign over the Biden Family Criminal Empire is all coming to an end on November 5, and never again will a Biden sell government access for personal profit.”

bold font is my own.

Trump was about to do that with those government files at the guest bathroom at Mar-a-Largo.

I’m glad it’s deflating the elephant balloons a bit.

phatkhat

What’s interesting is that Asa Hutchinson (erstwhile Arkansas Governor and candidate for POTUS) has a son around Hunter’s age. Said son was caught last New Years on a DUI. The cops found cocaine in the console, along with a pistol. Said son was convicted and sentenced to 6 days in jail. He served one and was released because they needed the bed for a more ordinary prisoner. Two tiered justice, indeed.

Paul ADK

LOL sure it is. It’s a conviction on restrictive GUN charges. How can they really get behind that? These people can’t seem to do anything that doesn’t blow up in their faces.

IMO Hunter gets what he’s paid for. Bad behavior carries a price, and it should be carried equally by everyone, no matter who your daddy is.

wi66

Wonder when Jr’s 2.5 billion from the Saudi’s will be looked at?

Paul ADK

Oh yeah, anything the GOP is whinging about it’s doing, in spades. It’s pure deflection, all of it.

Benny

jcitybone

Benny

U.N. Commission Accuses Both Israel and Palestinian Groups of War Crimes

A United Nations commission investigating the Oct. 7 attacks on Israel and the subsequent conflict in Gaza has accused both Palestinian armed groups and Israel of committing war crimes, and the panel said that Israel’s conduct of the war included crimes against humanity.

In a report released on Wednesday, the three-person commission — led by Navi Pillay, a former United Nations human rights chief — provided the most detailed U.N. examination yet of events on and since Oct. 7. The report does not itself carry any penalties, but it lays out a legal analysis of actions in the Gaza conflict that is likely to be weighed by the International Court of Justice and in other international criminal proceedings. Israel did not cooperate with the investigation and protested the panel’s assessment of its behavior, the panel said.

The report said that Hamas’s military wing and six other Palestinian armed groups — aided in some instances by Palestinian civilians — killed and tortured people during the Oct. 7 assault on Israel in which more than 800 civilians were among the more than 1,200 killed. An additional 252 people, including 36 children, were taken hostage, the report said.

“Many abductions were carried out with significant physical, mental and sexual violence and degrading and humiliating treatment, including in some cases parading the abductees,” the report said. “Women and women’s bodies were used as victory trophies by male perpetrators.”

Hamas has rejected all accusations that its forces engaged in sexual violence against Israeli women, the commission noted.

The commission also cited significant evidence of the desecration of corpses, including sexualized desecration, decapitations, lacerations, burning and the severing of body parts.

But Israel, during its monthslong campaign in Gaza to oust Hamas, has also committed war crimes, the commission said, like the use of starvation as a weapon of war through a total siege of Gaza.

It said Israel’s use of heavy weapons in densely populated areas amounted to a direct attack on the civilian population and had the essential elements of a crime against humanity, disregarding the necessity of distinguishing between combatants and civilians and causing a disproportionately high number of civilian casualties, particularly among women and children.

The conflict had killed or maimed tens of thousands of Palestinian children, a scale and a rate of casualties that were “unparalleled across conflicts in recent decades,” the commission said.

Other crimes against humanity committed by Israel in Gaza, the commission said, included “extermination, murder, gender persecution targeting Palestinian men and boys, forcible transfer of the population, torture, and inhuman and cruel treatment.”

The panel said Israeli forces used sexual and gender-based violence, including forced nudity and sexual humiliation, as “an operating procedure” against Palestinians in the course of forced evacuations and detentions. “Both male and female victims were subjected to such sexual violence,” the report said, “but men and boys were targeted in particular ways.”

“The treatment of men and boys was intentionally sexualized as an act of retaliation for the attack,” it added, referring to Oct. 7.

In a statement responding to the report, Israel’s mission to the United Nations in Geneva denounced what it called “systematic anti-Israeli discrimination.” It said the commission had disregarded Hamas’s use of human shields and “outrageously and repugnantly” attempted to draw a false equivalence between Hamas and the Israeli military in relation to sexual violence.

The commission — which includes Chris Sidoti, an Australian expert on human rights law, and Miloon Kothari, an Indian expert on human rights and social policy — said Israel had refused to cooperate with its investigation and denied the group access to Israel, Gaza and the West Bank. Israel also did not respond to six requests for information, the panel said.

The group based its findings on interviews with survivors and witnesses conducted remotely and in person in visits to Turkey and Egypt. It also drew on satellite imagery, forensic medical records and open source data, including photographs and video shot by Israeli troops and shared on social media.

The commission said it had identified the people most responsible for war crimes or crimes against humanity, including senior members of Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups and senior members of Israel’s political and military leadership, including members of its war cabinet. The commission said it would continue its investigations focusing on those with individual criminal responsibility and command or superior responsibility.

jcitybone

Benny
Benny

Hillary Clinton endorsed Latimer, the primary candidate with $13M so far in outside spending from AIPAC’s super PAC.

The group has received $2M this cycle from Republican megadonor Bernard Marcus, who gave at least $5M to a pro-Trump super PAC to defeat Clinton in 2016.

— David Moore (@ppolitics) June 12, 2024

This is so gross. I will have to send Jamaal a snack. We need the $hill to STFU by defeating Latimer. This is all about Gaza. Makes me wonder how much $$$ she got from them back in her fundraising days.

phatkhat

She’s a fookin’ dino anyhow.

Benny

I sent this info to another Berniecrat on FB, and the comment was “I cannot stand that woman.”

Benny
Benny

Jerusalem is a war zone?? https://t.co/HjM7dq8J5H

— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) June 12, 2024

jcitybone

jcitybone

Benny

From The NYT alerts:

The Supreme Court unanimously upheld access to a widely available abortion pill, rejecting a challenge from anti-abortion groups.
Thursday, June 13, 2024 10:25 AM ET

In the decision, written by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the court held that the plaintiffs lacked standing to challenge the F.D.A.’s approval of the pill.

Which means there is still wiggle room to ban it if the plaintiffs had more credibility.

wi66

unanimously they say, still in shock on that decision. Hell most the time thay cant agree that the sky is blue.

Paul ADK

They know they’re already way over the line and there’s an election coming up. They’d rather not make it all about them.

The proper numbers in the Senate would bring all of these clowns to accountability. Personally I’d love to see a series of hearings in which their confirmation hearings are compared with the record.