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Author: Raine    Date: 05/14/2018 13:06:56

There is too much going on this morning. Between Jerusalem, China and more Avennatti news getting ready to break (read the tweets from the last 24 hours), I can't figure anything out.

In other words, It's Monday.

Let's buckle up!

and

Raine

 
 

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Comment by Raine on 05/14/2018 13:22:56
More about the Avenatti stuff.
Ice Cube, the rapper and actor, and his business partner Jeff Kwatinetz recently filed a $1.2 billion lawsuit that includes an allegation that Al-Rumaihi and other Qatari officials who invested in the men’s BIG3 basketball league indicated interest gaining access to people connected to Trump. “Mr Al-Rumaihi requested I set up a meeting between him, the Qatari government, and Stephen Bannon, and to tell Steve Bannon that Qatar would underwrite all of his political efforts in return for his support,” Kwatinetz said in the court filing. Kwatinetz says he rejected the offer, which he viewed as a bribe.

In response, Kwatinetz claims, “Al-Rumaihi laughed and then stated to me that I shouldn’t be naive, that so many Washington politicians take our money, and stated ‘do you think Flynn turned down our money?’” That’s a reference to Michael Flynn, who was fired as Trump’s national security adviser after lying about his contacts with then Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.




Comment by Raine on 05/14/2018 13:23:12
Morning!

Comment by Raine on 05/14/2018 13:24:57
Quote by Raine:
More about the Avenatti stuff.
Ice Cube, the rapper and actor, and his business partner Jeff Kwatinetz recently filed a $1.2 billion lawsuit that includes an allegation that Al-Rumaihi and other Qatari officials who invested in the men’s BIG3 basketball league indicated interest gaining access to people connected to Trump. “Mr Al-Rumaihi requested I set up a meeting between him, the Qatari government, and Stephen Bannon, and to tell Steve Bannon that Qatar would underwrite all of his political efforts in return for his support,” Kwatinetz said in the court filing. Kwatinetz says he rejected the offer, which he viewed as a bribe.

In response, Kwatinetz claims, “Al-Rumaihi laughed and then stated to me that I shouldn’t be naive, that so many Washington politicians take our money, and stated ‘do you think Flynn turned down our money?’” That’s a reference to Michael Flynn, who was fired as Trump’s national security adviser after lying about his contacts with then Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.


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Comment by wickedpam on 05/14/2018 13:54:37
Morning

Today we are NoMore Kitty. This is craziness and I will never understand how his 35% doesn't see it.

Comment by Raine on 05/14/2018 14:08:12
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning

Today we are NoMore Kitty. This is craziness and I will never understand how his 35% doesn't see it.

I am totally feeling that, MAla. It's insane.

Comment by Scoopster on 05/14/2018 14:09:31
Mornin' all..

I was totally out of it not feeling well this weekend.. even forgot to call Mom yesterday. (I did call her on her birthday last week tho)

Comment by BobR on 05/14/2018 14:10:41
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning

Today we are NoMore Kitty. This is craziness and I will never understand how his 35% doesn't see it.

NoMore Kitty?

Comment by wickedpam on 05/14/2018 14:12:20
Quote by BobR:
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning

Today we are NoMore Kitty. This is craziness and I will never understand how his 35% doesn't see it.

NoMore Kitty?



Comment by Scoopster on 05/14/2018 14:21:09
Okay THAT is hilarious.

Comment by TriSec on 05/14/2018 14:34:25
Morning, comrades!

Glad we're Making China Great Again!

Asshat.



Comment by Scoopster on 05/14/2018 14:53:32
More SCOTUS rulings today:

Christie/Murphy v. NCAA: Legality of Sports Betting + 10th Amendment Reversion of Powers. Congress passed a law preventing states from becoming a direct proponent of sports wagering (except in certain cases, like Nevada's Gaming Commission). The 6-3 ruling strikes down the 1992 federal law. ESPN also has an article on this.

Dahda v. US: Scope of surveillance warrants. This one looked pretty straight-forward, and the justices thought so too since they issued a unanimous 8-0 ruling (sans Gorsuch).

McCoy vs. Los Angeles: Defendant's right to choose counsel. The attorney's advice & strategy was to plead guilty in order to avoid capital punishment, which the defendant didn't want. The attorney did it in open court anyways. Ruling was 6-3, with Thomas, Alito & Gorsuch dissenting. So much for originalism...

Byrd v. US: Search & Seizure of a rental vehicle driven by someone not on the rental agreement. Decision was unanimous. Yes he has expectation of privacy, but cmon dude you're transporting 49kg of HEROIN.

US v. Sanchez-Gomez: Use of full chain restraints during pretrial proceedings. Decision is that the case is unanimously declared moot.

Comment by Raine on 05/14/2018 15:09:29
Quote by Scoopster:
More SCOTUS rulings today:

Christie/Murphy v. NCAA: Legality of Sports Betting + 10th Amendment Reversion of Powers. Congress passed a law preventing states from becoming a direct proponent of sports wagering (except in certain cases, like Nevada's Gaming Commission). The 6-3 ruling strikes down the 1992 federal law. ESPN also has an article on this.

Dahda v. US: Scope of surveillance warrants. This one looked pretty straight-forward, and the justices thought so too since they issued a unanimous 8-0 ruling (sans Gorsuch).

McCoy vs. Los Angeles: Defendant's right to choose counsel. The attorney's advice & strategy was to plead guilty in order to avoid capital punishment, which the defendant didn't want. The attorney did it in open court anyways. Ruling was 6-3, with Thomas, Alito & Gorsuch dissenting. So much for originalism...

Byrd v. US: Search & Seizure of a rental vehicle driven by someone not on the rental agreement. Decision was unanimous. Yes he has expectation of privacy, but cmon dude you're transporting 49kg of HEROIN.

US v. Sanchez-Gomez: Use of full chain restraints during pretrial proceedings. Decision is that the case is unanimously declared moot.
Thanks for the highlights, Scoop.


Comment by Raine on 05/14/2018 15:09:48
Quote by TriSec:
Morning, comrades!

Glad we're Making China Great Again!

Asshat.

QUID PRO QUO.




Comment by Raine on 05/14/2018 15:10:44
This is full-on insanity.





Comment by wickedpam on 05/14/2018 15:15:26
Quote by Raine:
This is full-on insanity.






ummm there is no Biblical prophecy about the US moving its embassy to Jerusalem. So she's basically still drunk.

Comment by TriSec on 05/14/2018 15:32:55
Updating TriSec's eye odyssey...

Three weeks with the new lenses, and I had a follow-up today. Some minor issues, and Doc is going to tweak the fit again. But with my eyes adjusting, the scrip has also already changed. After today's adjustment, I will now have 20/20 vision!

I've worn glasses since I was 19, my freshman year in college, and the kerataconus has been progressing slowly ever since. I barely remember what the world looks like with any clarity.



<-- non-prescription sunglasses!!


Comment by Raine on 05/14/2018 15:55:54
Quote by TriSec:
Updating TriSec's eye odyssey...

Three weeks with the new lenses, and I had a follow-up today. Some minor issues, and Doc is going to tweak the fit again. But with my eyes adjusting, the scrip has also already changed. After today's adjustment, I will now have 20/20 vision!

I've worn glasses since I was 19, my freshman year in college, and the kerataconus has been progressing slowly ever since. I barely remember what the world looks like with any clarity.



<-- non-prescription sunglasses!!
That's just awesome, Tri. I am really happy for you!


Comment by Raine on 05/14/2018 15:59:35
Oh come on! This had to be a spoof account!





Comment by wickedpam on 05/14/2018 16:01:03
Quote by Raine:
Oh come on! This had to be a spoof account!






Please, please, please tell me that's a manip.

Comment by Raine on 05/14/2018 16:02:22
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Oh come on! This had to be a spoof account!






Please, please, please tell me that's a manip.
That I can't tell any more is the real problem!


Comment by wickedpam on 05/14/2018 16:03:46
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Oh come on! This had to be a spoof account!






Please, please, please tell me that's a manip.
That I can't tell any more is the real problem!



Truth!

Comment by Scoopster on 05/14/2018 16:07:43
but... what.... how...

I give up.

Comment by Raine on 05/14/2018 16:09:46
Quote by Scoopster:
but... what.... how...

I give up.

What you said, Scoop.

Comment by TriSec on 05/14/2018 16:43:36
Well, reading through my daily history, I ran across a reminder that this horrific accident took place 30 years ago on this very evening.

At the time, my scout troop owned a bus. (The beloved "Big Blue"). Many other troops did as well. After this crash, their use started to decline. I don't think the BSA banned troops outright from owning a school bus, but almost nobody does anymore.





Comment by Raine on 05/14/2018 16:59:44
Damn, RIP.






Comment by Mondobubba on 05/14/2018 17:06:52
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:
More about the Avenatti stuff.
Ice Cube, the rapper and actor, and his business partner Jeff Kwatinetz recently filed a $1.2 billion lawsuit that includes an allegation that Al-Rumaihi and other Qatari officials who invested in the men’s BIG3 basketball league indicated interest gaining access to people connected to Trump. “Mr Al-Rumaihi requested I set up a meeting between him, the Qatari government, and Stephen Bannon, and to tell Steve Bannon that Qatar would underwrite all of his political efforts in return for his support,” Kwatinetz said in the court filing. Kwatinetz says he rejected the offer, which he viewed as a bribe.

In response, Kwatinetz claims, “Al-Rumaihi laughed and then stated to me that I shouldn’t be naive, that so many Washington politicians take our money, and stated ‘do you think Flynn turned down our money?’” That’s a reference to Michael Flynn, who was fired as Trump’s national security adviser after lying about his contacts with then Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.


.




Oh, thank goodness there's a second source for this! I was reading about this on Wonkette and the cited the Daily Mail for this bit of craziness.

Comment by Raine on 05/14/2018 17:08:01
She really said it.





Comment by Raine on 05/14/2018 17:18:45
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:
More about the Avenatti stuff.
Ice Cube, the rapper and actor, and his business partner Jeff Kwatinetz recently filed a $1.2 billion lawsuit that includes an allegation that Al-Rumaihi and other Qatari officials who invested in the men’s BIG3 basketball league indicated interest gaining access to people connected to Trump. “Mr Al-Rumaihi requested I set up a meeting between him, the Qatari government, and Stephen Bannon, and to tell Steve Bannon that Qatar would underwrite all of his political efforts in return for his support,” Kwatinetz said in the court filing. Kwatinetz says he rejected the offer, which he viewed as a bribe.

In response, Kwatinetz claims, “Al-Rumaihi laughed and then stated to me that I shouldn’t be naive, that so many Washington politicians take our money, and stated ‘do you think Flynn turned down our money?’” That’s a reference to Michael Flynn, who was fired as Trump’s national security adviser after lying about his contacts with then Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.


.




Oh, thank goodness there's a second source for this! I was reading about this on Wonkette and the cited the Daily Mail for this bit of craziness.
It's crazy stuff, I tell you.

Comment by BobR on 05/14/2018 17:37:53
Quote by Raine:
She really said it.




The stupid doesn't fall far from the tree

Comment by livingonli on 05/14/2018 18:31:59
And it's really creepy how all these people waiting for the rapture/end times are eating up all this shit and think it's great.

Comment by Raine on 05/14/2018 18:47:46
Quote by livingonli:
And it's really creepy how all these people waiting for the rapture/end times are eating up all this shit and think it's great.

It's GROSS!

I just listened to the press briefing and they blamed the 50 or so deaths today on Hamas and said it was a propaganda machine.

Comment by Raine on 05/14/2018 18:49:18




Comment by livingonli on 05/14/2018 19:01:25
So, Sarah needed a fill-in liar today?

Comment by Raine on 05/14/2018 19:11:13
Quote by livingonli:
So, Sarah needed a fill-in liar today?

She out looking for a new outfit to replace her hamburgler costume, I think.

Comment by Raine on 05/14/2018 19:38:32
I love this twitter account:







Comment by Raine on 05/14/2018 19:48:18
Melania Trump undergoes kidney surgery at Walter Reed medical center

I am kinda surprised she is going to be there for the rest of the week.

Comment by Mondobubba on 05/14/2018 19:50:28
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:
More about the Avenatti stuff.
Ice Cube, the rapper and actor, and his business partner Jeff Kwatinetz recently filed a $1.2 billion lawsuit that includes an allegation that Al-Rumaihi and other Qatari officials who invested in the men’s BIG3 basketball league indicated interest gaining access to people connected to Trump. “Mr Al-Rumaihi requested I set up a meeting between him, the Qatari government, and Stephen Bannon, and to tell Steve Bannon that Qatar would underwrite all of his political efforts in return for his support,” Kwatinetz said in the court filing. Kwatinetz says he rejected the offer, which he viewed as a bribe.

In response, Kwatinetz claims, “Al-Rumaihi laughed and then stated to me that I shouldn’t be naive, that so many Washington politicians take our money, and stated ‘do you think Flynn turned down our money?’” That’s a reference to Michael Flynn, who was fired as Trump’s national security adviser after lying about his contacts with then Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.


.




Oh, thank goodness there's a second source for this! I was reading about this on Wonkette and the cited the Daily Mail for this bit of craziness.
It's crazy stuff, I tell you.



If it wasn't being reported on somewhere besides The Fail, I would have taken it with a grain of salt. John Oliver is correct when he calls all the this "Stupid Watergate."

...in that it has “all the potential ramifications of Watergate" but "everyone involved is stupid and bad at everything."
John Oliver May 22,2017.

Comment by Mondobubba on 05/14/2018 19:56:09
So, a show of hands. When a potential employer contacts you about a job you have applied for and wants you to come in for an interview at a specific time that they should keep you waiting on a folding chair for 45 minutes in a stuffy lobby? That was my experience today with a staffing company, who had me go through their entire hiring process online before the interview. No, sir, I don't have time for that kind of disrespectful bullshit.

Comment by TriSec on 05/14/2018 21:48:25
Quote by Raine:
Melania Trump undergoes kidney surgery at Walter Reed medical center

I am kinda surprised she is going to be there for the rest of the week.



"kidney surgery" or coverup for something else?



Comment by livingonli on 05/14/2018 22:36:26
Quote by TriSec:
Quote by Raine:
Melania Trump undergoes kidney surgery at Walter Reed medical center

I am kinda surprised she is going to be there for the rest of the week.



"kidney surgery" or coverup for something else?


A few of my other Facebook friends have been posting stories feeling the same way. At this point, the whole marriage is a sham and she's only still married to him because of the pre-nup agreement.