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Wed Mar 31, 2021, 07:27 AM

Every Picture Tells a Story.




Former Seminole Tax Collector Joel Greenberg (far right) smiles while taking a picture with political operative Roger Stone (left) and U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz in a photo posted on Twitter by Greenberg on July 8, 2017.

Source: https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-ne-joel-greenberg-matt-gaetz-investigation-sex-trafficking-20210330-moyyt73tbzhrlmpjcwkqv2oeyq-story.html

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Reply Every Picture Tells a Story. (Original post)
Kid Berwyn Mar 2021 OP
eppur_se_muova Mar 2021 #1
Kid Berwyn Mar 2021 #2
TheBlackAdder Mar 2021 #23
Jon King Mar 2021 #3
Kid Berwyn Mar 2021 #6
rownesheck Mar 2021 #4
Harker Mar 2021 #8
Kid Berwyn Mar 2021 #9
czarjak Mar 2021 #11
Kid Berwyn Mar 2021 #14
alphafemale Mar 2021 #13
Kid Berwyn Mar 2021 #16
lagomorph777 Mar 2021 #17
usaf-vet Mar 2021 #18
Kid Berwyn Apr 2021 #25
FailureToCommunicate Mar 2021 #5
Baitball Blogger Mar 2021 #15
Kid Berwyn Mar 2021 #19
PatSeg Mar 2021 #20
Harker Mar 2021 #7
Kid Berwyn Mar 2021 #21
Harker Mar 2021 #22
bringthePaine Mar 2021 #10
sarge43 Mar 2021 #12
Kid Berwyn Apr 2021 #24

Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 07:31 AM

1. "I never met the guy!"

We should be hearing some of The Former Guy's disavowal lines any minute now, from the mouth of Mini-MeMeMeMe.

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 07:50 AM

2. Gaetz went after Liz Cheney.

Sneering Dick will never forget that Mattie boy went after his daughter. Ever.

Bet Bill Barr snapped to attention when he got that phone call.

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 05:30 PM

23. Or, he just brought me coffee once.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 08:22 AM

3. So much scumbaggery in one picture.

These scuzzy dudes have a knack for finding each other.

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Response to Jon King (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 08:33 AM

6. Organization.



The Dirty Trickster

Campaign tips from the man who has done it all.


By Jeffrey Toobin
The New Yorker,

A sign inside the front door of Miami Velvet, a night club of sorts in a warehouse-style building a few minutes from the airport, states, “If sexual activity offends you in any way, do not enter the premises.” At first glance, though, the scene inside looks like a nineteen-eighties disco, with a bar, Madonna at high volume, flashing lights, a stripper’s pole, and a dancer’s cage. But a flat-screen television on the wall plays porn videos, and many clubgoers disappear into locker rooms and emerge wearing towels. From there, some of them go into a lounge, a Jacuzzi room, or one of about half a dozen private rooms to have sex—with their dates or with new acquaintances. Miami Velvet is the leading “swingers’ club” in Miami, and Roger Stone took me there to explain the role he may have played in the fall of Eliot Spitzer, the former governor of New York.

For nearly forty years, Stone has hovered around Republican and national politics, both near the center and at the periphery. At times, mostly during the Reagan years, he was a political consultant and lobbyist who, in conventional terms, was highly successful, working for such politicians as Bob Dole and Tom Kean. Even then, though, Stone regularly crossed the line between respectability and ignominy, and he has become better known for leading a colorful personal life than for landing big-time clients. Still, it is no coincidence that Stone materialized in the midst of the Spitzer scandal—and that he had memorable cameos in the last two Presidential elections. While the Republican Party usually claims Ronald Reagan as its inspiration, Stone represents the less discussed but still vigorous legacy of Richard Nixon, whose politics reflected a curious admixture of anti-Communism, social moderation, and tactical thuggery. Stone believes that Nixonian hardball, more than sunny Reaganism, is John McCain’s only hope for the Presidency.

Over the years, Stone’s relationships with colleagues and clients have been so combustible that his value as a messenger has been compromised. Stone worked for Donald Trump as an occasional lobbyist and as an adviser when Trump considered running for President in 2000. “Roger is a stone-cold loser,” Trump told me. “He always tries taking credit for things he never did.” Like Nixon, Stone is also a great hater—of, among others, the Clintons, Karl Rove, and Spitzer. So what happened at Miami Velvet one night last September, he said, amounted to a gift.

“She was sitting right over there,” Stone told me, pointing to a seat at the bar, as we sipped vodka from plastic cups. (Miami Velvet is B.Y.O.B., to avoid the trouble of securing a liquor license, so Stone had brought along a bottle of the brand p.i.n.k.) “We were just having a casual conversation, and I told her I was a dentist,” Stone said. “She told me she was a call girl, but she wasn’t working that night.” Miami Velvet prohibits prostitution on the premises, a point that is emphasized in the four-page single-spaced legal waiver that everyone must sign to be admitted. (Another house rule, which is reinforced by signs on the wall, is “No means no.”) “She told me she had a very high-end clientele—she kept using the word ‘high-end’—athletes, international businessmen, politicians,” Stone said.

“ ‘Like who?’ I asked her,” Stone went on. “She named a couple of sports guys, some car dealers I’d heard of because of their commercials, and then she said, ‘I almost had a date with Eliot Spitzer, the governor of New Jersey.’ ” Stone laughed. “She didn’t know much about politics. So I asked her, ‘Did this guy have a beard?’ ” (Jon Corzine, the governor of New Jersey, has a beard.) No, the woman said, he was a skinny bald guy—a description that fit Spitzer. According to Stone, the woman told him that Spitzer had reached her through her escort service, which listed her as a brunette, but she had dyed her hair blond. So the agency referred the governor to a dark-haired colleague, the woman said, who met up with Spitzer in Miami.

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https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/06/02/the-dirty-trickster

That article was from 2008.

The corporate media know Stone and what he represents, yet he gets a pass for some GOP reason.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 08:25 AM

4. Ugh.

I can smell the Axe body spray through that picture. And I think a little Drakkar Noir.

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Response to rownesheck (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 08:46 AM

8. Smell-o-vision. Yech. n/t

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Response to rownesheck (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 08:47 AM

9. Total stink bomb with Gaetz implicating Tucker Carlson.




Judging by his expression, Tucker just crapped his pants on air.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 09:08 AM

11. A certainty?

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Response to czarjak (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 09:32 AM

14. Certain to claim victimhood.

GOP calling card.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 09:19 AM

13. He creeped out Tucker?

That is saying something.

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Response to alphafemale (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 09:51 AM

16. Tucker creeped out Gore Vidal.

Last edited Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:43 AM - Edit history (1)

On CNN Crossfire, little Bow Tie Boy kept interrupting. To which the author and historian asked:

“What, exactly, is a 'Tucker'?”

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #16)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 09:56 AM

17. What is a Tucker?

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:04 AM

18. Tucker Carlson wants to play with these idiots I hope he enjoys being dragged into to....

.... the story of an alleged sex trafficker. Maybe Tucker wasn't with HIS wife that night. The plot thickens.

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 07:43 AM

25. Old School photo.



George H.W. Bush with his Cabinet- 3/19/1992. In the front row, Dick Cheney is third from left and William Barr is third from right. (White House Photo)

Drumpf, let alone Gaetz, didn’t know what he was walking into.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 08:27 AM

5. Rachel Maddow laid out the whole crazy story of "Florida Man" Joel Greenberg last

night on her show. Boy, does he fit in with that slimy crowd around him in the photo!

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 09:35 AM

15. It's no accident that he came out of Seminole County.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:19 AM

19. Rachel dropped a bomb on PizzaGaetz.

I am unable to get the player to pop up, but here’s the link. Viddy well, America. Viddy well.

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/the-even-weirder-backstory-behind-the-bizarre-gaetz-sex-trafficking-investigation-story-109411909553

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:29 AM

20. I just watched it a few minutes ago

Wow, that's unbelievable. He didn't even try to hide all the crap he was doing. It was like he was asking to get caught.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 08:44 AM

7. Don't it? n/t

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Response to Harker (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 04:38 PM

21. A beginning, the middle, and an end.

This is the end:



Internet asks why Matt Gaetz was the only one to vote against sex trafficking law a few years ago

by Sarah K. Burris
Raw Story, March 30, 2021

A report from Orlando Weekly from December 2017 reported that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was the single "no" vote on a bill titled the Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act. The legislation aimed to supply the federal government with more resources to fight sex trafficking. It then passed unanimously through the U.S. Senate.

In all of the Republican-led House and Senate, Gaetz was the only one not to support the bill.

"Unless there is an overwhelming, compelling reason that our existing agencies in the federal government can't handle that problem, I vote no because voters in Northwest Florida did not send me to Washington to go and create more federal government," Gaetz said in a Facebook Live video, reported the Pensacola News Journal. "If anything, we should be abolishing a lot of the agencies at the federal level like the Department of Education, like the EPA and sending that power back to our state governments."

Now it's Gaetz who is being investigated for any role he may have played in sex trafficking through a friend, former Seminole Tax Collector Joel Greenberg.

Source: https://www.rawstory.com/matt-gaetz-no-vote-trafficking-bill/

The comments, they are interesting.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #21)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 04:57 PM

22. It'll also be interesting to see who stands with him

in his time of trouble.

The smarter ones would, I think, shut up and edge away.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 09:08 AM

10. wow three nuts in that bag...

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Response to bringthePaine (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 09:12 AM

12. Three turds in the bowl. n/t

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Response to bringthePaine (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 07:35 AM

24. They all need to lawyer up.

Here are 7 new bombshell details from the complex and unraveling Matt Gaetz investigation story

Cody FENWICK, AlterNet, April 1, 2021

Excerpt...

1. The Washington Post confirmed two separate Justice Department investigations

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2. The request for $25 million relates to an Iranian prisoner

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3. The incentive in the so-called "extortion" plot is highly dubious

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4. The document obtained by the Examiner suggests a wider probe of Gaetz than has been reported

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5. The document also indicated the sex crime investigation into Gaetz is well-developed

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https://www.alternet.org/2021/04/matt-gaetz-under-investigation-2651304427/

This is happy news.

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