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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:32 PM

Mr. Gaetz, please, absent yourself.

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FIONA HILL UPDATES: We begin with Matt Gaetz barging into the room and this tense exchange in which Schiff tells him to "absent yourself."


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Reply Mr. Gaetz, please, absent yourself. (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 8 OP
NightWatcher Nov 8 #1
NurseJackie Nov 8 #29
NightWatcher Nov 8 #40
NurseJackie Nov 8 #57
Varaddem Nov 8 #54
Mc Mike Nov 8 #56
NurseJackie Nov 8 #58
Mc Mike Nov 8 #59
mountain grammy Nov 8 #38
trueblue2007 Nov 8 #39
RainCaster Nov 8 #41
True Blue American Nov 8 #42
Raster Nov 8 #49
dewsgirl Nov 8 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 8 #3
Chin music Nov 8 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 8 #7
Chin music Nov 8 #8
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 8 #9
Chin music Nov 8 #10
bottomofthehill Nov 8 #18
bearsfootball516 Nov 8 #15
colorado_ufo Nov 8 #51
Chin music Nov 8 #4
C_U_L8R Nov 8 #5
smirkymonkey Nov 8 #11
C_U_L8R Nov 8 #16
MontanaMama Nov 8 #27
OMGWTF Nov 8 #31
lastlib Nov 8 #37
4nic8em Nov 8 #53
True Blue American Nov 8 #44
llmart Nov 8 #46
yellowcanine Nov 8 #12
MontanaMama Nov 8 #28
Delmette2.0 Nov 8 #33
True Blue American Nov 8 #45
MFGsunny Nov 8 #55
crickets Nov 8 #13
SergeStorms Nov 8 #24
crickets Nov 8 #35
yellowcanine Nov 8 #14
Hassler Nov 8 #17
dmr Nov 8 #19
catrose Nov 8 #21
lagomorph777 Nov 8 #25
dmr Nov 8 #32
groundloop Nov 8 #43
FoxNewsSucks Nov 8 #48
N_E_1 for Tennis Nov 8 #20
Post removed Nov 8 #22
Karadeniz Nov 8 #30
eggplant Nov 8 #36
JohnnyRingo Nov 8 #23
True Blue American Nov 9 #60
NotASurfer Nov 8 #26
OMGWTF Nov 8 #34
redstatebluegirl Nov 8 #47
Pepsidog Nov 8 #50
Marcuse Nov 8 #52
Harker Nov 9 #61

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:34 PM

1. Should've said "go home, you're drunk.... again"

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:00 PM

29. His weird face always reminds me of this goofy guy from "Full Metal Jacket"

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #29)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:25 PM

40. Don't tell anyone but I looked like a mix of Gaetz and D'Onofrio for about 20 years.

Now I'm older, tanned, and my face is showing it's age. Plus I'm y'all just like them as well.

Why couldn't I look like George Clooney? No, you're a misfit from Full Metal Jacket and a Nazi stooge from west Florida....

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #40)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 06:15 PM

57. I love ya just the same!

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #29)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:33 PM

54. You're killing me Smalls.

I donít think he was on that committee,So not allowed in a closed hearing

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #29)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 05:30 PM

56. That's the Kubrick stare, look maddened thru your 3rd eye, mouth open.

Last edited Fri Nov 8, 2019, 06:51 PM - Edit history (1)

Nicholson did it in the Shining, too.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #56)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 06:16 PM

58. That's a good comparison, too.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #58)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 06:51 PM

59. Kubrick did both. It's done at his direction.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:24 PM

38. Yes

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:25 PM

39. THEY should have pants him and drug him from the room by his weenie !!!!!

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Response to trueblue2007 (Reply #39)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:36 PM

41. He's a Repug- it's too small to use as a handle

I suppose it might work as a toothpick, though.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #41)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:40 PM

42. What can I post to that?

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Response to trueblue2007 (Reply #39)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:55 PM

49. What weenie?

The Weenie has no weenie.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:36 PM

2. I adore Adam Schiff.❤

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:36 PM

3. "Absent yourself" is sort of the equivalent of "Bless your heart."

It's a nice way of saying "Get your ugly ass out of my hearing," just as "Bless your heart" means "Holy crap, you're stupid!"

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Response to Chin music (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:39 PM

7. That can't be done, because of the Speech or Debate Clause in the Constitution.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:43 PM

9. Well, he got tossed out.

There are censure mechanisms, but right now there are bigger fish to fry. I wouldn't want to let the likes of Gaetz cause the distraction and attention he obviously wants to cause.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:17 PM

18. That is what the House Ethics committee is for

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Response to Chin music (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:56 PM

15. That's also exactly what they want.

Remember a few weeks ago when all those Republicans barged into that testimony? Some of them were reportedly asking Capitol police to arrest them. They want the image of them being handcuffed and dragged out, because it makes them look like victims.

It's also why Gaetz said "You're going to have someone remove me from the hearing?" He was hoping they would drag him out because of the visual.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:19 PM

51. Or as the queen might say,

"Walk away."

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:37 PM

5. Jordan and Gaetz

What doofuses.

Or is it doofi?

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:48 PM

11. I think the word you are looking for is "motherfuckers"

Sorry, I have been using that word a lot lately, because it just describes them so well. I really just hate them with a passion.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:11 PM

16. Ah, that's it. thx smirky!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:55 PM

27. Oh smirkey!

You made me laugh so hard at this. I'm using that word a lot lately too.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #27)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:12 PM

31. I've shortened it to "mofos"

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Response to OMGWTF (Reply #31)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:18 PM

37. and when the actual term won't clear censorial software...:

"futhermuckers" works!

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Response to OMGWTF (Reply #31)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:28 PM

53. Try

"Mufflers"...close enough but still deniable.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:42 PM

44. You got it!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:45 PM

46. Don't feel like you're alone.

I can't believe how much swearing I've done since these motherfuckers stole our democracy.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:50 PM

12. The word douchebag was invented for people like Gaetz.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:57 PM

28. Yep. The Chairman could have said...



But he's waaaaayy too classy.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #28)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:12 PM

33. OMG, I love that.

And yes, Schiff is too classy and respectful.

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Reply #33)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:44 PM

45. You may think

It is OK.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #45)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:56 PM

55. STILL PRICELESS .... after lo so many days. Chairman Schiff rocks. n/t

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:54 PM

13. Gaetz and Jordan both

come off sounding like big ol' toolboxes in the moment. It's stunning how little self-awareness on their parts was involved in that exchange. Kudos to Schiff, the adult in the room.

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Response to crickets (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:47 PM

24. They're performing for......

The fuckwit in the Oval Office, and no one else.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #24)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:16 PM

35. Lordy, how it shows. nt

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:55 PM

14. Should have said,"No, Mr. Jordan, he doesn't get to watch you perform."

Boom!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:16 PM

17. Leave, Mr. Gaetz, you're looking for a bar down the street.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:19 PM

19. So, did he absent himself?

Or did he plop himself down daring the Chairman to have him physically ousted? Of course this is exactly what the Soviet-enablers want: to look like victims, and create distractions.

I hate to imagine the antics they will play once this all goes public.

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Response to dmr (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:25 PM

21. Enquiring minds want to know exactly how he moved/was moved out

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Response to dmr (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:49 PM

25. Schiff deducted all the time Gaetz wasted, from the minority's time.

Then there's a gap, then Gaetz is magically gone. I think Gym Jordan told him to leave.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #25)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:12 PM

32. Thank you! This makes me smile knowing they got penalized.

Penalizing will help keep them in check. Yay!

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Response to dmr (Reply #32)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:40 PM

43. Sounds like this sort of stunt was expected and planned for.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #25)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:53 PM

48. I'd love to see his ass hauled out, but

That's probably best. Any time Gaetz or any other MFer makes a spectacle, Schiff should just look at the ranking member and say "he's burning up YOUR time, do you want him to stay?"

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:20 PM

20. He's getting to be sorta like...

Comic relief but in a dark way.

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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:07 PM

30. ????????

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Response to Post removed (Reply #22)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:17 PM

36. wth?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:45 PM

23. I have to wonder what Gaetz was ranting about.

I assume it was just a distraction that he wanted entered into the record, but I'd like to know just how trivial and pathetic it was.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #23)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 05:35 AM

60. Both Mitt nd Jim

Are like 2 spoiled children doing anything they can to get attention.

Adam got Jordanís attention by taking time away from Republicans. Matt as soon gone.

Both Schiff and Pelosi seem to be very good at handling children temper tantrums.

My grandson used to cower everyone with his in the floor tantrums. At a family gathering I stood up, walked over looked down at him, started laughing. You should have seen his darting eyes. I could read them. Why is she laughing at me?The parents and Grandmother got mad at me. But from that day on all I had to do when I could see what he was doing was to start laughing, making fun, bring him right out of his sulks.

Today he is an Honors College student.

Chuck laughed at Trump when he accepted blame for the shut down.

Trump is against a wall of experienced litigators.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:51 PM

26. If it's criminal, House members can be expelled by 2/3 majority vote

Rep. Trafficant was expelled in 2002 for accepting bribes from his friendly neighborhood crime syndicate. Rep. Myers, 1980, for accepting a bribe to lobby on behalf of a foreign national for asylum in the US. And a slew of Representatives who backed Confederate secession during the Civil war.

Only applied in extreme cases where the Representative is looking at criminal prosecution and should, if they have any shreds of conscience left, resign. It feels like there ought to be some applicability of the first two with respect to a few GOPsters in office today.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:15 PM

34. Why is there not an armed guard outside the door?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:53 PM

47. #AbsentYourself should be trending on twitter.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:17 PM

50. I'm on the edge of my seat...what happened next?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:24 PM

52. Begone!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 01:30 PM

61. I like, "go absent yourself." n/t

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