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Re: The 2024 Circus
« Reply #725 on: May 24, 2024, 10:36:18 AM »
Someone explain to AOC Marx does not control the weather
Although around here I think it's the Marx Brothers at times.
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Re: The 2024 Circus
« Reply #727 on: May 24, 2024, 11:27:40 AM »
Meanwhile the kind of crowd AOC drew at a townhall in 2022

https://x.com/i/status/1580334046860611587
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Re: The 2024 Circus
« Reply #728 on: May 24, 2024, 06:16:08 PM »
AOC's "problem" solved.


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Re: The 2024 Circus
« Reply #729 on: May 24, 2024, 11:12:29 PM »
Top 10 Moments From Trump Rally In The Bronx! (And 2 STUPID Clips)
Barry Cunningham

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fay8wdASABs

Hope this turns into votes.
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Re: The 2024 Circus
« Reply #730 on: May 25, 2024, 07:59:39 AM »
Polls Show Biden Still Has Sizable Lead Among Those Who Will Be Counting The Ballots
https://babylonbee.com/news/polls-show-biden-still-has-sizeable-lead-among-those-who-will-be-counting-the-ballots
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Re: The 2024 Circus
« Reply #731 on: May 26, 2024, 02:57:57 PM »
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Re: The 2024 Circus
« Reply #732 on: May 26, 2024, 03:06:58 PM »
Polls Show Biden Still Has Sizable Lead Among Those Who Will Be Counting The Ballots
https://babylonbee.com/news/polls-show-biden-still-has-sizeable-lead-among-those-who-will-be-counting-the-ballots

When did the Babylon Bee switch from satire to regular news?
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Re: The 2024 Circus
« Reply #733 on: May 27, 2024, 09:05:57 AM »
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Re: The 2024 Circus
« Reply #734 on: May 27, 2024, 09:31:44 AM »
When did the Babylon Bee switch from satire to regular news?

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Re: The 2024 Circus
« Reply #735 on: May 28, 2024, 08:48:47 AM »
For our attorneys here:

I have been seeing a bunch of coverage this morning talking about closing arguments in the NY trial. The big thing coming up is that the defense has to give their closing arguments first, then the prosecution goes last. Everyone is saying this is usually the reverse (some are arguing rights of the accused and it being part of "innocent until proven guilty"), and that doing it this way is very out of the ordinary. Is that true, or is it done more often?

On another note, I see that the White House (as opposed to Biden's campaign) is supposedly preparing multiple statements, based on Trump being judged innocent or guilty. Seems like more banana republic to me.
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Re: The 2024 Circus
« Reply #736 on: May 28, 2024, 09:11:20 AM »
Guess we'll soon be finding out how big that banana is
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Re: The 2024 Circus
« Reply #737 on: May 28, 2024, 09:33:33 AM »
I thought it typically went Prosecution/Defense/Prosecution's rebuttal

If it is going Defense/Prosecution does defense get a chance at rebuttal?

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Re: The 2024 Circus
« Reply #738 on: May 28, 2024, 09:42:01 AM »
For our attorneys here:

I have been seeing a bunch of coverage this morning talking about closing arguments in the NY trial. The big thing coming up is that the defense has to give their closing arguments first, then the prosecution goes last. Everyone is saying this is usually the reverse (some are arguing rights of the accused and it being part of "innocent until proven guilty"), and that doing it this way is very out of the ordinary. Is that true, or is it done more often?

On another note, I see that the White House (as opposed to Biden's campaign) is supposedly preparing multiple statements, based on Trump being judged innocent or guilty. Seems like more banana republic to me.

Dunno about the order of operations bit.

But the multiple statements being prepared is pretty typical. FDR (or was it Ike as allied commander?) had 2 speeches prepared for after thr D-Day invasion, depending upon the results.  I think Nixon also did the same for the moon landings.  Anytime there's a somewhat momentus occasion whose outcome is not certain the white house has at least 2 responses prepared.
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Re: The 2024 Circus
« Reply #739 on: May 28, 2024, 09:56:47 AM »
But the multiple statements being prepared is pretty typical. FDR (or was it Ike as allied commander?) had 2 speeches prepared for after thr D-Day invasion, depending upon the results.  I think Nixon also did the same for the moon landings.  Anytime there's a somewhat momentus occasion whose outcome is not certain the white house has at least 2 responses prepared.

Understood. I should have clarified that what I was reading suggested the statements would be geared towards "We got those filty MAGAs" or "Those filthy MAGAs escaped justice, versus "justice was served" or "accept the legal process".
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Re: The 2024 Circus
« Reply #740 on: May 28, 2024, 12:21:47 PM »
AOC's "problem" solved.



You have to spell it aoc, because she doesn't believe in capitalism.
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Re: The 2024 Circus
« Reply #741 on: May 28, 2024, 12:44:55 PM »
You have to spell it aoc, because she doesn't believe in capitalism.

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Re: The 2024 Circus
« Reply #742 on: May 29, 2024, 01:14:17 PM »
Herrera lost by less than 500 votes

The Establishment Ekes Out a Win in TX-23
https://bearingarms.com/camedwards/2024/05/29/the-establishment-ekes-out-a-win-in-tx-23-n1225058
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Re: The 2024 Circus
« Reply #743 on: May 29, 2024, 01:20:03 PM »
Herrera lost by less than 500 votes

The Establishment Ekes Out a Win in TX-23
https://bearingarms.com/camedwards/2024/05/29/the-establishment-ekes-out-a-win-in-tx-23-n1225058

Good. America needs him to concentrate on the AK-50.

I'd like to think the Congressman will learn a lesson by having nearly lost his seat, but I'm guessing that's not going to happen.
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Re: The 2024 Circus
« Reply #744 on: May 29, 2024, 01:24:55 PM »

I'd like to think the Congressman will learn a lesson by having nearly lost his seat, but I'm guessing that's not going to happen.

Based on what he was spewing before the election I highly doubt it and I think it's more of a case of he thinks the more democrat the better despite that R next to his name.
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Re: The 2024 Circus
« Reply #745 on: May 29, 2024, 01:35:24 PM »
Herrera lost by less than 500 votes

The Establishment Ekes Out a Win in TX-23
https://bearingarms.com/camedwards/2024/05/29/the-establishment-ekes-out-a-win-in-tx-23-n1225058

Hopefully in 2 years he beats the snot out of Gonzales in the election.
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Re: The 2024 Circus
« Reply #746 on: May 29, 2024, 09:28:14 PM »
Based on what he was spewing before the election I highly doubt it and I think it's more of a case of he thinks the more democrat the better despite that R next to his name.
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Re: The 2024 Circus
« Reply #747 on: May 30, 2024, 11:52:07 AM »
Not sure what was up in El Paso County, but Brandon got 382 out of 19K votes cast, and when all other counties were done, El Paso was still only 1 of 24 precincts reporting.
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Re: The 2024 Circus
« Reply #748 on: June 04, 2024, 11:36:37 AM »
Bill Maher has gone full on fascist

Bill Maher Gets BLUNTLY Honest About Biden's Chances in November and Lefties Just CAN'T EVEN (Watch)
https://twitchy.com/samj/2024/06/04/bill-maher-on-biden-losing-n2396957
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Re: The 2024 Circus
« Reply #749 on: June 05, 2024, 02:50:32 PM »
The Bee again saying what most of the MSM won't

Biden Announces Plan To Pretend To Care About The Border Until November 6
https://babylonbee.com/news/biden-announces-plan-to-pretend-to-care-about-the-border-until-november-6
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