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Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:11 PM

Trump pardons controversial former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Source: ABC News

Controversial former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio was pardoned by President Donald Trump on Friday after being found guilty in July on criminal contempt charges stemming from his refusal to stop imprisoning suspected illegal immigrants.

"Sheriff Joe Arpaio is now eighty-five years old, and after more than fifty years of admirable service to our Nation, he is [a] worthy candidate for a Presidential pardon," the White House said in part in a press release.

Arpaio, an outspoken critic of undocumented migrants as well as an ardent supporter of Trump, appeared on the presidential campaign trail with the Republican candidate in 2016.

He was said to be under consideration for a pardon last week by Trump, and was all but promised clemency by the president during a rally in Phoenix on Tuesday.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/controversial-arizona-sheriff-joe-arpaio-pardoned-president-trump/story?id=49426093



It's worth noting this is Cheeto's first presidential pardon.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:12 PM

1. Are you fucking kidding me?

 

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Response to Chasstev365 (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:14 PM

6. I'm afraid not. MSNBC is covering it as we speak.

Frankly, I would have been surprised if he hadn't.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:21 PM

22. Disgusting, but this will hurt to them and help us. Republican leadership tearing hair.

As for Arpaio, his district had already finally tossed him out of office. Likely his most valuable service to his nation starts right now.



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Response to Hortensis (Reply #22)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:27 PM

32. "No worries," they're telling each other.

"That's what Putin's voting machine hackers are there for."

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Response to sandensea (Reply #32)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:36 PM

41. You worry about Putin, I'll worry about American wannabe kleptocrats,

and we'll split the rest of the planet has things develop.

ok

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #41)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:38 PM

44. Hear, hear.

America's real problem is our kleptocracy - not Putin or any other foreign dictator. Putin merely saw an opening and went for it.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #44)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:07 PM

66. our kleptocracy saw a powerful ally

And let Putin in the front door

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Response to DBoon (Reply #66)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:17 PM

68. No doubt about it.

It was an agreement of mutual convenience - and, on the part of our dear old GOP, treason.

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Response to Chasstev365 (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:38 PM

76. My sentiment exactly.

This is an outrage, and Trump surely knows it. He's throwing red meat to his base.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:13 PM

2. Well there's nothing else going on right now that would require his attention. /s

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Response to ToxMarz (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:21 PM

21. Exactly.

Cheeto must have just realized that his "good luck" comment when asked about Hurricane Harvey - which has just been upgraded to a Category 4 hurricane - has the potential of becoming his "heck of a job, Brownie" moment.

He's trying to make sure - in vain, I think - that this bullshit is at the top of the headlines instead.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #21)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 10:30 PM

94. And wouldn't you know it......

this hurricane has the nerve to hit on a weekend! This is going to cut into Trump's golf time, and for that, he won't be happy. I expect a presidential fiat any moment forbidding hurricanes, or any other major natural disaster, from happening when Typhoid Donnie has a golf weekend planned!

Not that Trump will actually do anything but throw out a few tweets, but it's the principle of the thing.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #94)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 10:54 PM

95. It'll get truly disgusting once reconstruction contracts are meted out, I suspect.

The fat bastard must be hoping for billions in damage, just so his criminal enterprise can line its pockets.

I'm not religious; but I'm praying for Texas tonight.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:14 PM

3. And when he accepts said pardon,

it's an admission of guilt. let's face it, he was not going to jail anyway. Now he can't appeal his guilty verdict. He will go to his grave a guilty man.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:20 PM

16. That's exactly what I was thinking. Honestly don't care. And it's only going to FURTHER alienate

any potential Latino voters, so it's probably even a WIN in a weird, twisted way. I was expecting it anyhow and won't lose sleep over it; and this is from someone living here in Maricopa County. Fucking HATE that guy, but let him rot knowing he's slimy.

Now, if he nominates him for some sort of cabinet position...

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 09:44 PM

93. were there not any State Charges against him??????

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #93)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 11:58 PM

102. Apparently, not. n/t

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:14 PM

4. Trump showing his true white supremacist colors. I DESPISE him.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:47 PM

53. Yes, another racist move by the Fuhrer-in-Chief... can't wait for impeachment hearings to start!

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #53)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 12:42 AM

104. Impeachment won't happen.

republicans control all of government. 45 won't be impeached. Just my very humble opinion.
45 once said he could shoot someone in front of hundreds of witnesses and nothing would happen to him.
I'm beginning to believe that. So far, he's gotten away with all kinds of bullshit and nothing happens to him. WHY!
This pile of excrement needs to be shoveled into the nearest outhouse depository.

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Response to joshdawg (Reply #104)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 07:13 AM

108. Don't be so sure. The Fuhrer-in-Chief pisses off Rethugs almost as much as he does Dems.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:55 PM

81. I'm sure the Nazis are happy n/t

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:14 PM

5. ...

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:15 PM

7. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Arpaio is a despicable evil criminal.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:15 PM

8. The Shit Never Stops.

I'm afraid Mueller is wasting his time. Bull Shit.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:16 PM

9. So trump prefers law breakers?

what an idiot, and those who voted for him.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:17 PM

10. one creep pardons another nt

 

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Response to elmac (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:45 PM

51. dump's breaking in

his pardon pen. It will get heavy use.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:18 PM

11. That was quick

 

Not a surprise given what he said at the rally, though.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:35 PM

39. This might explain their jettisoning Gorka. They no longer need him.

Kudos on posting that btw, oberliner. I heard it from you at least 15 minutes before MSNBC.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:18 PM

12. Arpaio may have fifty years of service...

...but only a maniac or a deplorable would call the shit Arpaio pulled down there "honorable."

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:19 PM

13. His deplorables will love this.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:19 PM

14. He was still convicted! That matters. He will have to accept a pardon from a fascist! That matters!

This will be attached to him for all time. He will go down in history just as the other racist shitbags have. Again, that matters. He is small potatoes and people will be pissing on his grave soon. He is old, mean, nasty and not long for this world. This is false victory for pretend human. Nothing more.

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Response to Augiedog (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 09:02 PM

84. A full pardon wipes away any criminal conviction as if it never happened. n/t

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #84)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 09:15 PM

86. And POS tweeted it was a Full pardon.

No surprise though.

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #84)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 09:22 PM

88. It doesn't wipe away history

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Response to Augiedog (Reply #88)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 09:23 PM

89. True.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:19 PM

15. Law and Order Trump Style: a pretense of order without the rule of law.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:20 PM

17. Fuck that orange rat

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:20 PM

18. I'm going to be sick.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:20 PM

19. Hundreds of people could die in Texas this weekend - and he only cares about a racist

fucking bigot.

IMEACH

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:21 PM

20. That spineless weasel pardons that pond scum on a weekend.

Arpaio belongs in jail.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:21 PM

23. This is actually good news

It comes at a big price for Trump in the future.

"And while the president may well get away with the specific act of pardoning Arpaio, this action will not be without effect on future calls for impeachment. Unlike a pardon of himself, family members, or aides in the Russia matter, pardoning Arpaio would probably not result in the immediate demand for an impeachment inquiry. If, however, impeachment pressure increases, or a formal impeachment inquiry is launched on the basis of Russian “collusion,” obstruction, or on other grounds, an Arpaio pardon in the background will be highly damaging to the President’s position. It will immeasurably strengthen the hand of those arguing that Donald Trump does not have the requisite respect for the rule of law, or an understanding of the meaning of his constitutional oath, to be entrusted with the presidency." https://www.lawfareblog.com/problem-donald-trumps-constitution-part-ii-prospect-arpaio-pardon

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Response to Gymbo (Reply #23)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:24 PM

30. No worries.

That's what voting machine hackers are for.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:21 PM

24. What a fuck head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He's truly a POS.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:23 PM

25. Trump gives a shit less about Sheriff Arpaio.

He did it to piss off progressives, Hispanics, etc. Plus, his racist base will love it.

"We're winning fellow white folks!"

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:23 PM

26. Wow

💩 pardons 💩

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:23 PM

27. Making pardons normal, helps family

He wants to seem generous to all fascists, so when he must pardon a couple hundred of his base it will just be more of the same.

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Response to spotthebird (Reply #27)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:42 PM

50. Exactly. He'll need that pardon power for most of his family and outlaw in-laws.

And a belated welcome to DU, spotthebird. Interesting times, right?

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:23 PM

28. The talking heads on MSNBC are scrambling for words.

I'm having another drink.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:24 PM

29. As his first pardon, Trump pardons a Birther!! How fitting!

NOT!

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:25 PM

31. Nazis learned nothing from ..

Bush, Jr. ignoring of Katrina.

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Response to Hieronymus (Reply #31)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:27 PM

33. Bingo.

Deflect and distract.

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Response to Hieronymus (Reply #31)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:51 PM

56. While Katrina was destroying New Orleans, Bush Jr. was in San Diego doing this



What was it about "fiddled while Rome burned"?

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:28 PM

34. May both of those bastards rot in Hell,

.....entangled in each other's arms.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #34)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:33 PM

37. - and trapped in the same pair of pink underwear.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:30 PM

35. just cant

get a victory with these assholes

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:32 PM

36. American "Justice"

This absolutely takes the cake.

I don't see how this can go on.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:34 PM

38. We are now in the middle of a Constitutional Crisis, the likes of which we have never seen.

It is not that Arpaio violated the civil rights of people who looked hispanic, it is that he thumbed his nose at a Federal Court, and Trump said, "That's OK, you were doing something I approve of, so screw the courts." So, what next? He puts out a new Executive Order banning immigration from Mexico, SCOTUS says no, he tells ICE, to hell with SCOTUS, go ahead and ban them and if you get arrested, I'll just pardon you.

We need for the ACLU to file suit immediately on behalf of the folks whose rights were violated and appeal this right up to SCOTUS. Otherwise, we have just lost the power of the courts to use an injunction to stop anything that Trump thinks is OK.

Folks, we are really in deep, serious trouble.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #38)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:47 PM

52. Constitutional Crisis, my ass.

It was clear from Day One of this administration that the "Emoluments Clause", or any other part of the Constitution dealing with how government is supposed to operate, doesn't mean shit.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #52)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:50 PM

55. Using the office of the Presidency to enrich oneself is corrupt,

but telling a court that people you like can violate laws at will is something else.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #38)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:49 PM

54. We do need ACLU to file suit

Thank you for your clear and concise analysis of the situation.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:35 PM

40. Which will be overshadowed by the hurricane

But he will be sure to trot out Sheriff Joe love at his ego stroking rallies.

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #40)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:39 PM

46. It certainly looks that way. It's been upgraded to a Cat 4.

Cheeto just realized that his "good luck" comment when asked about Hurricane Harvey has the potential of becoming his "heck of a job, Brownie" moment.

He's trying to make sure that this bullshit is at the top of the headlines instead.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:36 PM

42. May they both rot in hell.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:37 PM

43. mass deportations are coming

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #43)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:41 PM

49. Think u might have something there

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:39 PM

45. My fear in a year or maybe two? Despite all bad events, today will be looked back at like Candyland

Daca -Trans military -evacuee checkpoints -teen age pregnancy prevention defunding-Arpaio
Harvey

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:39 PM

47. Ex-Sheriff Joe is one of Trump's "very fine" people on the side of white supremacists.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:40 PM

48. political

undoing the judgment of the court

Shameful

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:51 PM

57. Trump's Friday


Hurricane Harvey (Border Patrol stopping anyone fleeing the storm who looks suspicious (not white)
Bans transgender troops
North Korea missiles
Pardons Joe Arpaio
Seb Gorka resigns
Ends Obama jobs program


He is pure evil.

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Response to wendyb (Reply #57)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:59 PM

60. Great recap.

And if Hurricane Harvey - God forbid - turns out to be a Katrina-style calamity, I wouldn't be surprised in the least if Trump decides to bomb North Korea just to get the Harvey aftermath off the front pages.

Putting Seoul and its 25 million people in danger is almost irrelevant to Cheeto.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:54 PM

58. Lets see, Gorka resigns and Arpaio is pardoned.

Now who do you think is going to take Gorka's position. Would it surprise you if that is what trump does?

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:57 PM

59. Can this be challenged in court?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #59)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:01 PM

61. My understanding is that the president's power to pardon is absolute.

Perhaps someone with legal expertise could elaborate further on this.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #61)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:04 PM

62. The NYTimes Opinion piece

in the link from Krugman's tweet, says the same thing, but it's never been ruled on, and if a President can pardon violation of Constitutional rights on his behalf, we have not much Constitution at all. It would overturn the entire Bill of Rights. Legal minds will be burning the midnight oil this weekend.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #62)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:06 PM

65. Great link. Republicans are very good at using constitutional gray areas to their advantage.

And with this Supreme Court? Fuhgeddaboutit!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #62)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:18 PM

69. This.

Drinking now but that is a salient question.



I will celebrate like never before the day The Great Equalizer equalizes that orange piece of shit.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #62)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:35 PM

75. In theory, he could have his goons go out and kill his opponents (us) and then just pardon them.

The Founding Fathers never envisioned that we, the people, would ever elect such scum.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:04 PM

63. A nod to the ignorant white wing racists that support Trump.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:05 PM

64. Cheetoh would pardon Hitler.

Color me unsurprised.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:10 PM

67. What piece of crap!

Mueller can't speed it up fast enough.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:21 PM

70. There is a simmering undercurrent of disgust in this country over twitlers actions

And I predict it will boil over soon. When he goes after the dreamers and ignores the hurricane things are going to get worst.

I hate that mf'er so much!

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #70)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:24 PM

71. Unfortunately, they've thought of that too.

Their solution: vote machine hacking.

Hell, the things were designed to be hacked (ES&S, Sequoia, Die-bold, etc.).

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Response to sandensea (Reply #71)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:28 PM

73. I wish Soros would buy those companies!

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #73)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 09:17 PM

87. If only!

And short of that, I hope he's been trying to build up a trusty network of counter-hackers able to preclude any right-wing attempts to do so.

Some say that counter-hackers are what stopped Turd Blossom from stealing Ohio electronically with his own Chattanooga-based hackers in 2012 - hence his legendary meltdown.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:25 PM

72. GOD FUCKING DAMN IT!!!!!

He just pardoned the most racist man in America, after saying he's not racist! FUCKING ASSHOLE!!!

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:29 PM

74. So the most racist, bigoted piece of fucking shit in America gets a slap on the wrist.

White collar crime pays.

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Response to Initech (Reply #74)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 09:01 PM

83. He didn't even get a slap on the wrist. The judicial process hadn't completed yet

Arpaio wasn't even sentenced yet.

He completely got away with his crimes with no real consequences.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:38 PM

77. Be careful what you wish for, Joe...

I wonder how many ex cons are OUT that Joe treated like shit, embarrassed them and violated THEIR rights...and are a lot younger, meaner and not forgiving?

I know how I'd feel. And with someone who is a released immigrant with no job, no future, and especially with virtually nothing to lose.

Just a thought.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:39 PM

78. Oh no he dint!

Did I just hear Arpaio issued a statement praising 45 and blaming Obama?

I don't know how much more of this I can take.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:42 PM

79. If Arpaio accepts, that means he's admitting guilt.

And if he ever has to face questioning about this, maybe in another case regarding this, he won't be able to take the fifth. So I understand, anyway.

Small comfort, though.

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Response to calimary (Reply #79)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 09:05 PM

85. Depends. A full pardon wipes everything away as if it never happened. n/t

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:45 PM

80. Trump signaling he's an unrepentent racist.

Brace yourselves for the ovens if you are a minority in America.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:58 PM

82. I'm so disgusted and upset over what's happening to this country

This pardon is a sign to people like Flynn, Manafort, etc. that Trump will pardon them if they're convicted of any crimes.

No one is going to face any consequences for treason or destroying this country. It's so sick.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 09:25 PM

90. Just picture whatever you will, as the worst of worst

 

and see Drumpf will exceed your expectations

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 09:38 PM

91. He's cemented his standing as a racist. All his unity crap is demonstrably worthless.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 09:42 PM

92. Reckon Don the Con will pardon,,,

the driver in Charlotteville that killed the young lady

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #92)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 12:26 AM

103. That's what I was thinking

Trump would just this fine upstanding young killer, er, I mean, man, had merely taken a wrong turn, and Trump can't see wanting to mess up the rest of his life just for that. Rumor has it that Fields, upon receiving his pardon, will be taking a brief vacation in Barcelona, Spain......

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 11:12 PM

96. Unbelievable. He is incapable of understanding - or learning - anything.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #96)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 11:17 PM

97. But he understands this:

His deplorables needed their red meat fix, and he needed something to knock Hurricane Harvey - and his idiotic "good luck" remark - off the headlines.

The man is crassness personified.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #97)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 11:23 PM

98. He sure is - nothing is too outrageous or too offensive.

Whenever we think something is too deplorable, even for him, he just doubles down. And he is incapable of admitting a mistake or apologizing. I'm truly worried about those in the path of Harvey. We thought the response to Katrina was as bad as it could get...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #98)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 11:30 PM

99. The poster just above mentioned that it wouldn't be surprising if James Fields gets the next pardon.

And frankly, I no longer think that's exaggerated in the least.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #99)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 11:36 PM

100. Nope, I agree. What was previously unimaginable in this country

Has become "normalized" daily news since we've been faced with Trump.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #100)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 11:49 PM

101. The John Birchers really knew what they were doing with hate radio.

I guess this kind of extremism has been around from day one; but it's become a lot more shameless and generalized since Limpbaugh. He made Trump possible.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #101)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 01:28 AM

105. While I certainly support "free speech," I'm sure that we never dreamed

That the hatemongers - Limbaugh, Jones, Breitbart, etc. - would become mainstream - or get anywhere near the White House. These are truly scary times.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 06:46 AM

107. Self delete. Nt

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 08:00 AM

109. With the first one out of the way, now he can start pardoning his family.

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