Wednesday Reads: Hell Fire

Click the picture of Boris to read the op/ed by BoF editor Tim Banks.

It is Mueller’s day in the sun…think he’ll fire off any new shocking testimony today? Looks like the orange turd is concerned:

Trump lashes out in hours before Mueller testimony

Y’all can read the shithead’s tweets at the link.

This is an open thread.

54 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Hell Fire”

  1. dakinikat says:

  2. NW Luna says:

    Mueller says “integrity” and the GOP questioner looks as if the word bounces off him.

  3. dakinikat says:

  4. NW Luna says:

    Most of the GOP reps aren’t even asking questions — they’re only narrating their biased conclusions.

    • dakinikat says:

      They’re basically spouting Fox Talking points and conspiracy theories as they fellate the Orange terrorist occupying the white house

  5. NW Luna says:

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    • dakinikat says:

      Ted Lieu is a national treasure. Watching him was the best moment of the entire thing …

      • Enheduanna says:

        Agree – he doesn’t mince words.

      • bostonboomer says:

        I thought Nadler was excellent, but the very best questioning came from Adam Schiff.

        • palhart says:

          Adam Schiff is excellent, knowledgeable, and a true patriot. Thank goodness the 2018 elections turned the intel committee over to his capable hands. I hope allowing Mueller to speak and elaborate in the afternoon session will over-shadow his morning session with the sharks and confusing report citations.

  7. Joanelle says:

    At one point I actually looked at screen and said ‘is there a question here?’
    Too much pontificating. One of the Dems should have stated that they knew there are topics that the AG had set as Nitti be addressed, yet the Repugs kept asking questions about topics they clearly knew he was told not to discuss.
    Ugh! 😡

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  10. dakinikat says:

    Devin Nunes is insane. That is all.

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  13. RonStill4Hills says:

    At work, can’t watch. How is it going?

    • NW Luna says:

      Mueller being careful and precise. Republicans shouting at him at 1,000 words a minute. Mueller would have indicted Trump for obstruction of justice except for DOJ memo saying he couldn’t. Media pundits sad that Mueller isn’t telegenic.

      • Pilgrim says:

        I thought Mueller looked and seemed somewhat frail. Unfortunately.

        • bostonboomer says:

          In the morning session, he came across as a doddering old man. He improved over time, and in the afternoon he was pretty forceful.

          • Pilgrim says:

            Yes. Quite a fair pickup in the afternoon. Wonder if he saw the comment by Chris Wallace, “devastating for the Democrats and devastating to the reputation of Robert Mueller,” after morning session.

            I also agree with you that Adam Schiff is really good. Maybe an Attorney-General in a government led by Kamala Harris. One can dream…

        • palhart says:

          I, too, Pilgrim, question whether or not you listened closely to what Director Mueller said, or were you waiting for a grand performance on his part. I’m not as old as Mueller, but, if hostile members were firing report citations and questions at me, and I had to be careful to stay within the AG’s strict boundaries for my testimony, I would have had similar problems as Mueller had. Also who cares what the opposition says. They would have found fault if it had been a perfect performance.

          Let’s, instead, be grateful for Mueller’s service to this country and for his impeccable record in government. Let’s be grateful for his character, his reputation, his truthfulness, his dignity, and his example. Let’s be grateful that he was chosen as Special Counsel instead of someone like Bill Barr.

          The takeaway is that this country’s elections were attacked by an hostile nation whose plan to destroy our democracy is working. The President and the Republicans are in cahoots to move the government into an autocracy. I worry that, if the majority in 2020 don’t understand this immediate threat, then we’ll be ruled by a megalomaniac, beholden to Russia. And for some time.

      • Pilgrim says:

        I thought Mueller looked and seemed somewhat frail.

        • quixote says:

          Erm, what’s your point? It has no bearing on the truth of what he says if he’s 99 years old and uses a walker. Or do you mean it’s too bad that this whole process which should never have had to happen has taken so much out of a a real human being?

          • NW Luna says:

            It’s the whole thing about it should look dramatic or at least energetic on TV. If someone is quiet, succinct, and uses precisely considered words the media is disappointed. And too many others unfortunately.

          • NW Luna says:

            Awkk! quixote, you wrote “you’re” for “your.”

          • quixote says:

            (ZOMG! Somebody must have fixed it for me because I’m not seeing it now.)

        • NW Luna says:

        • bostonboomer says:

          I fixed it for you Quixote.

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    • dakinikat says:

      This afternoon is better in the INTEL than earlier in Judiciary but damn, the Republicans are conspiracy theory pushers and Nunes is like in Bizzaro World

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  15. Enheduanna says:

    For some much-needed humor – there’s been some funny stuff today about Boris Johnson. Brits are too hilarious sometimes:

    Unfortunately too many people here thought Dump was a joke.

  16. NW Luna says:

  17. RonStill4Hills says:

    The Michelangelo Signore show is saying that the Dems laid down a compelling narrative of criminality.

    But everyone else seems to be saying that Mueller was very weak.

    Once again, the Dems need to either start the impeachment process because it is the right thing to do or surrender that the rule of law is dead and those powerful enough and shameless enough to assert that they are above the law can prevail.

    Nobody is ever going to save America from itself. Either we have the BALLS to save ourselves or we perish.

    What is it going to be? I am sick to death of the waffling and hand wringing.

    • Sweet Sue says:

      I’m with you Ron. When I saw Elijah Cummings next to Pelosi and looking calm, I thought she was going to instigate impeachment hearings, but no she wants to battle it out in court and God knows how long that’ll take.
      For God’s sake, Madame Speaker, pull the trigger.

      • bostonboomer says:

        I agree. I’ve gone over to the impeachment now side. I still think it will happen, but there’s no point in further foot-dragging. They should make it clear they are doing it in order to show how much treason Republicans are willing to defend.

  18. dakinikat says:

    Is it just me or does Trump look like he’s about to walk with his knuckles on the ground? Why isn’t he falling over?

    • Enheduanna says:

      The posture looks even worse when you click on the story. Hasn’t that been pointed out to be a symptom of some facet of mental decline? Does that happen with some Alzheimer’s patients?

      It’s depressing people think he’s good for the economy – even after his tax scam and tariffs debacle. And don’t get me started on why people think he’s racist but don’t care.

      • quixote says:

        I followed some threads about this a few weeks ago. The weird posture is caused by degeneration of the neurons responsible for balance and is a symptom of some neurological diseases. Not specifically Alzheimers, if I remember right.

        The thing I don’t understand is why leaning forward but with that bizarre looking swayback would help balance. I would think you’d lean forward with a stoop. If I try to imitate that stance it’s harder to balance, not easier.