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(24,192 posts)
1. The term applied to the lawsuits the Trump Legal team filed to somehow overturn the 2020 Election
Mon Jul 12, 2021, 09:05 PM
Jul 2021

They were so bad that the lawyers that pushed them are being sanctioned for them. Guiliani has even had his license suspended pending review over this and other legal chicanery.

Ocelot II

(112,970 posts)
2. The Kraken is a mythical sea monster from Norse folklore. It's like a giant squid.
Mon Jul 12, 2021, 09:05 PM
Jul 2021

You couldn't find it in google because it has no "c". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kraken TFG's lawyers used the term to suggest that they are dangerous and have many tentacles. Turned out they were just a serving of fried calamari.


(30,613 posts)
16. Now the term is used only sarcastically, means something more like "crackhead" or "cracked."
Mon Jul 12, 2021, 11:19 PM
Jul 2021

Or "asscrack."


(894 posts)
3. kraken
Mon Jul 12, 2021, 09:06 PM
Jul 2021

The kraken (/ˈkrɑːkən/)[1] is a legendary sea monster of gigantic size and cephalopod-like appearance in Scandinavian folklore. According to the Norse sagas, the kraken dwells off the coasts of Norway and Greenland and terrorizes nearby sailors. Authors over the years have postulated that the legend may have originated from sightings of giant squids that may grow to 13–15 meters (40–50 feet) in length. The sheer size and fearsome appearance attributed to the kraken have made it a common ocean-dwelling monster in various fictional works. The kraken has been the focus of many sailors passing the North Atlantic and especially sailors from the Nordic countries. Throughout the centuries, the kraken has been a staple of sailors' superstitions and mythos.



(63,236 posts)
5. Kraken. Beyond the Sidney Powell reference, the kraken is a mythological monster--
Mon Jul 12, 2021, 09:08 PM
Jul 2021

basically a super giant octopus or squid.


(45,981 posts)
6. Two sources...
Mon Jul 12, 2021, 09:08 PM
Jul 2021

One is the movie, "Clash Of The Titans," original or remake, either one had a monster, a sea monster called a "Kraken."
And Zeus orders it released against cities and people to punish them.

Second was a giant squid, in the "Pirates Of The Caribbean" movies.
Davey Jones controls it, and it can destroy ships.


(1,725 posts)
8. Release the kraken!
Mon Jul 12, 2021, 09:10 PM
Jul 2021

Hope this helps!

From 2010 Clash of the Titans.

(oh man, I was slow! Already posted!)


(14,801 posts)
9. This may help:
Mon Jul 12, 2021, 09:10 PM
Jul 2021

"A catchphrase winking at an unfounded voter fraud conspiracy in the presidential election trended on Twitter on Tuesday morning as President Trump’s allies continued to contest the outcome of the election, which has been called for Joseph R. Biden Jr.

The phrase, “Release the Kraken,” appeared on Twitter’s trending topics list on Tuesday, collecting nearly 100,000 tweets, pushed mostly by conservatives and far-right internet personalities. It is a catchphrase from the 1981 movie “The Clash of the Titans,” but this time it was used to signal an election fraud conspiracy on social media.

The conspiracy stems from a Fox Business Network appearance last Friday by Sidney Powell, a lawyer for the former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn. During an interview with the host Lou Dobbs, Ms. Powell claimed that the president’s team had voluminous evidence that it planned to
release to overturn election results in key states.

"I’m going to release the Kraken,” Ms. Powell said."...(more)


(25,772 posts)
11. Sidney Powell-Kraken Connection
Mon Jul 12, 2021, 09:15 PM
Jul 2021

The Kraken is a gigantic sea monster from Scandinavian folklore that rises up from the ocean to devour its enemies.

It's also become an internet meme representing a sprawling, unsubstantiated set of claims that purport to outline the case for widespread fraud in the US presidential election.

Pro-Trump groups including QAnon conspiracy theorists have amplified the idea under the hashtag #ReleaseTheKraken, and it's being widely shared by those supporting the legal campaign to challenge the election results.

Lawyer Sidney Powell - who was until recently part of Donald Trump's legal team and is now acting independently - has described the case she was mounting as a "Kraken" that, when released, would destroy the case for Democrat Joe Biden having won the US presidency.


(14,077 posts)
15. And thanks for the replies
Mon Jul 12, 2021, 11:13 PM
Jul 2021

I try to keep up.. some of you have a good sense of humor and you’re appreciated. I’ve got family here for a while.. good dems but after a couple of days.. so, TY

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