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  1. pigfarmer

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    I watched some of the prosecution's summary last night. Not impressive at all.

    To be honest though, if you think you need to bring an AR then don't go. He made himself an 'attractive nuisance' and has some culpability for that - although defending your city against arson and looting is an excellent argument since that became a national pastime. This kid ain't George Zimmerman. True that if he hadn't brought the rifle there might not have been a problem, but I have a pretty firm rule that I think applies - don't F with anybody with a rifle. Why confront the kid in the first place? If he were a mass shooter and you have a handgun and a shot then maybe - a long maybe - you do something about it and hopefully not become a target or accidentally kill someone bystander in the process. But that wasn't him and if they had just left him alone .......
     
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  4. wwkirk

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    The newest acronym. :wub8:
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  5. nivek

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    Also from the urban dictionary:

    Let's go Brandon

    A politically correct way to express your feelings towards the 46th president of the United States Joe Biden instead of saying "Fuck Joe Biden".

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    Top Obama advisers turn on Biden after repeatedly warning of rising inflation

    Former President Barack Obama’s top economic advisers appear to be souring on the economic policies of his former vice president, voicing frustrations that President Biden hasn’t heeded their concerns about the burgeoning inflation crisis.

    Steven Rattner, who served as counselor to the Treasury secretary in the Obama administration, issued a scathing op-ed Tuesday saying Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, passed in March, was the "original sin" that contributed materially to today’s inflation, which hit the highest annual rate since November 1990, according to the Labor Department.

    "How could an administration loaded with savvy political and economic hands have gotten this critical issue so wrong?" Rattner wrote in The New York Times. "They can’t say they weren’t warned – notably by Larry Summers, a former Treasury secretary and my former boss in the Obama administration, and less notably by many others, including me. We worried that shoveling an unprecedented amount of spending into an economy already on the road to recovery would mean too much money chasing too few goods."

    Rattner, who donated thousands of dollars to Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign, called on the president to "come clean" with voters about the real impact of his spending plans on inflation, including his Build Back Better proposal, which is estimated to add $800 billion or more to the deficit over the next five years.


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    Representative Gosar has been censured by Congress for an anime video he made depicting him slaying AOC. The video is a spoof of the fictional Japanese anime Attack on Titan.
    House censures GOP Rep. Paul Gosar, strips committee assignments over anime video of attack on AOC
    The "offensive" anime is very hard to find anymore, but it is here:
    HERE IS THE SILLY VIDEO Rep. Paul Gosar Posted that Tyrant Pelosi Is Using to Demand He is Removed from His Congressional Committees -- What a Joke
    I watched it twice, but could barely see the offending scene. It's captured in this still.
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    Here's a close-up of Gosar's character.
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    He's an idiot, don't know what he was thinking, that's high school shyte...

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    Black Friday is next week, he had better hurry with that promise of full shelves...Let's Go Brandon!...

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    Biden calls out GM CEO Mary Barra for not paying enough taxes in tour of HER factory - then says his multi-trillion dollar spending plan WON'T cause inflation: Promises Walmart and Target shelves will be full for the holidays

    President Biden took a dig at his host after touring General Motors' factory in Detroit on Wednesday, cheekily suggesting chief executive Mary Barra was among the millionaires and billionaires who aren't paying enough tax. Biden was in high spirits after test driving one of the new electric Hummers being produced at the plant. In a speech to highlight his spending plans and how they would promote electric vehicles, he said anyone earning less than $400,000 a year would not pay more in tax - unlike the big corporations headquartered in his home state.

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    At just 36% support, Biden slips to a record low in a new poll

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    The president’s approval rating stands at 36%, with disapproval at 53% in a new Quinnipiac University national poll. That’s the president’s lowest level of public support in Quinnipiac polling since taking over in the White House in January.

    Only 29% of independent voters approve of how Biden’s handling his duties steering the country, with 56% disapproving.


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    The Harris Presidency will be upon us sooner than anyone thought!
    Biden to transfer power to Harris while under anesthesia for colonoscopy at Walter Reed
    President Biden will transfer power to Vice President Kamala Harris Friday morning for the "brief period of time" when he is under anesthesia for a "routine" colonoscopy at Walter Reed Medical Center, the White House said Friday.

    The president traveled to Bethesda, Maryland, for a physical exam, one day before his 79th birthday. Biden arrived at 8:51 a.m. ET and waved to reporters who were traveling with him.

    White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden will also undergo a colonoscopy while there.

    "As was the case when President George W. Bush had the same procedure in 2002 and 2007, and following the process set out in the Constitution, President Biden will transfer power to the Vice President for the brief period of time when he is under anesthesia," Psaki said. "The Vice President will work from her office in the West Wing during this time."



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  18. Rick Hunter

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    I have to say, I'm starting to hope for a mistrial. Rittenhouse doesn't seem like an evil individual, but definitely a little out of touch with reality and he never should have been there in the first place. Of the charges levied against him, I think Recklessly Endangering Safety makes the most sense. I really hope the guy who encouraged Rittenhouse to help "guard" property and provided him the rifle does serious time, WTF was he thinking?
     
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