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    Quote Originally Posted by The D. View Post
    You're a Kentucky resident? What is McConnell's approval rating among regular folks there?
    I can't speak for tatermoog, but on the other forum I'm on, a Kentucky resident there says McConnell is highly unpopular, but the state's been so red and he has such a strong grip on the Republican party there that it hasn't really mattered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgamer82 View Post
    I can't speak for tatermoog, but on the other forum I'm on, a Kentucky resident there says McConnell is highly unpopular, but the state's been so red and he has such a strong grip on the Republican party there that it hasn't really mattered.
    Damn. The things we could accomplish if people wouldn't just toe the line and vote against their own interests in order to "own the libs" or whatever.
    Gonna give ya the D.!

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    I was actually surprised to learn that Lousiana's governor, John Bel Edwards, wasn't related to Edwin Edwards. I figured that the nature of Lousiana politics just asserted itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The D. View Post
    You're a Kentucky resident? What is McConnell's approval rating among regular folks there?
    About the same as Bevin's, mid-to-low 30s.

    Would take even more stuff coming together than with Bevin to unseat him, tho. This is still Trump Country and a very red state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatermoog View Post
    About the same as Bevin's, mid-to-low 30s.

    Would take even more stuff coming together than with Bevin to unseat him, tho. This is still Trump Country and a very red state.
    I heard McConnell was at 18%.

    The general feeling I've seen is, if nothing else, this can force McConnell to put more resources into his own reelection than he might have previously intended to, which reduces what it competitive races have access to.

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    McConnell needs to get the fuck out of Washington and stay out! Every time I have to listen to him speak, he comes off as a senile old coot who would rather tell the whippersnappers to get off his lawn then actually do anything to better the image of America.

    It also doesn't help matters that he cemented his own fate when he vowed to make Barack Obama a "one-term president" and failed!

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    I'm seeing on CNN that Bill Taylor's testimony has been released.

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    Jeftichew Beauregard Jodorowsky Sessions XC is goong to announce a Senate bid which is going to be fun to watch since Donnie really hates him for being too ethical as Attorney General.
    Complicating things since 2009.

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    Day 1021: A clear understanding

    1/ The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine told House impeachment investigators that it was his "clear understanding" that military aid would not be sent to Ukraine until the country pursued investigations that could benefit Trump, according to a transcript of his testimony made public. Bill Taylor said he "sat in astonishment" during a July 18 call after a White House Office of Management and Budget official said that Trump had ordered a hold on military assistance to Ukraine. Taylor detailed how U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland had told him that Trump was "adamant" that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky publicly announce the Biden and 2016 investigations. Taylor also testified that Rudy Giuliani was the "originator" of the idea to have Zelensky make the statement. (NBC News / CNN / Associated Press / Washington Post / New York Times/ Politico)
    • Trump promised "unwavering support" for Kiev in a May 29 letter congratulating Ukraine's newly elected president. The letter also includes an invitation to the White House, held up as a sign of the United States' enduring "commitment" to Ukraine. The letter was sent before the U.S. withheld nearly $400 million in U.S. military aid to Ukraine. (Daily Beast)
    • The State Department's third-ranking official testified behind closed-doors before House impeachment investigators. David Hale told Congress that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was reluctant to defend his then-Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch because it would hurt efforts to get Ukraine military aid. Hale is the first administration official to appear as scheduled this week. (CNN / Washington Post / New York Times)
    • House impeachment investigators dropped their subpoena to compel a former National Security Council official to testify before Congress. Charles Kupperman served as a deputy to former national security adviser John Bolton. Kupperman was subpoenaed in late October, but he did not appear for testimony because he wanted to wait for the courts to rule on whether he had to comply after Trump directed him to not appear citing immunity. (Talking Points Memo / The Hill)
    • Analysis: Four takeaways from Bill Taylor’s full transcript. (Washington Post)
    • Read: The full transcript of top diplomat Bill Taylor's impeachment testimony. (NBC News)
    2/ The House will begin holding public impeachment hearings next week. Bill Taylor, the top diplomat in Ukraine, and George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of State, will appear on Nov. 13. Marie Yovanovitch, who was pushed out as the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine after a smear campaign backed by Trump, will testify two days later, on Nov. 15. Both hearings are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. ET. (Politico / CNN / NBC News / Washington Post / New York Times)
    • The White House added two staffers to help coordinate a "proactive impeachment messaging" response to the House inquiry. Trump is temporarily bringing in former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and ex-Treasury spokesman Tony Sayegh. (NBC News / New York Times)
    3/ Senate Republicans are discussing whether to use the impeachment inquiry to scrutinize Joe Biden and his son. Some of Trump's allies want to call Biden and Hunter to testify as witnesses in the inquiry to counter the Democrats' scrutiny of Trump. Rand Paul and John Kennedy raised the idea at a private lunch last week to summon Hunter Biden to testify. Paul reiterated that call publicly at a rally in Kentucky earlier this week. (Washington Post)
    • Mitch McConnell said the Senate would acquit Trump if an impeachment trial were held today. McConnell also warned that the longer the impeachment process takes, the longer presidential candidates who are also senators would have to spend on the Senate floor instead of on the campaign trail. McConnell has yet to speak with Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer about how the Senate would handle an impeachment trial, but he said they would likely model the trial off the Clinton impeachment. (Politico)
    • Lindsey Graham is refusing to read any of the transcripts released this week as part of the House impeachment inquiry despite demanding that they be made public. Graham said he has "written the whole [impeachment] process off" as "a bunch of B.S." Graham also downplayed Gordon Sondland's revised testimony, during which Sondland acknowledged that he told a Ukrainian official that the release of U.S. military aid to Ukraine would "likely not occur" unless Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky publicly announced an investigation into Joe Biden and his son. Last month, however, Graham said, "If you could show me that, you know, Trump actually was engaging in a quid pro quo, outside the phone call, that would be very disturbing." Yesterday, Graham reiterated his blanket defense of Trump, adding: "I don't think the president did anything wrong." (Axios / WKYC)
    4/ A federal judge overturned the Trump administration's "conscience" rule that would have made it easier for doctors and other health care workers to refuse care on religious or moral grounds. The judge ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services exceeded its authority, "acted arbitrarily and capriciously" in promoting it, and that the agency's "stated justification for undertaking rule making in the first place — a purported 'significant increase' in civilian complaints relating to the conscience provisions — was factually untrue." Under the rule, health care providers that forced workers to perform work, such as abortions, despite their objections would have been subject to having their federal funding withdrawn. (NPR / New York Times / Washington Post)
    5/ Roger Stone lied to Congress about his efforts to contact WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign because "the truth looked bad for Donald Trump," a federal prosecutor said in his opening statement at Stone's trial. Prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky said the case wasn't about who hacked the Democratic National Committee, or who communicated with Russians, but "about Roger Stone's false testimony to the House Intelligence Committee in an attempt to obstruct the investigation and to tamper with evidence." (New York Times / Washington Post / NBC News)
    6/ Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erodğan will visit the White House next week. The visit comes about a month after Trump withdrew U.S. forces from northern Syria, allowing Turkish forces to attack Kurdish forces – a U.S. ally in the fight against ISIS. (Bloomberg / Axios)
    poll/ 56% of voters expect Trump to be reelected next year, including 85% of Republicans, 51% of independents, and 35% of Democrats. (Politico)
    • A panel of Pennsylvania voters from swing districts said they'd still vote for Trump even "if he shot someone on 5th avenue," because "you'd have to know why he shot him." (Mediate)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiq View Post
    Jeftichew Beauregard Jodorowsky Sessions XC is goong to announce a Senate bid which is going to be fun to watch since Donnie really hates him for being too ethical as Attorney General.
    That cannot be a real name. I refuse to accept it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The D. View Post
    That cannot be a real name. I refuse to accept it.
    Former Attorney General and Racist Hobbit Jeff Sessions' full name is Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III.

    It's like his parents knew he was the reincarnation of a racist Confederate private who was an enthusiastic part of both the first and second Ku Klux Klans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The D. View Post
    That cannot be a real name. I refuse to accept it.
    Ubiq exaggerated it only slightly for comic effect.

    He is the III, not the XC.

    Jodorowsky is in fact a real name, more generally French than racist confederate though. Most notably from french filmaker and artist Alejandro Jodorowsky
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alejandro_Jodorowsky
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyan D. Funk View Post
    Former Attorney General and Racist Hobbit Jeff Sessions' full name is Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III.

    It's like his parents knew he was the reincarnation of a racist Confederate private who was an enthusiastic part of both the first and second Ku Klux Klans.
    Okay, that makes more sense as a name at least. And no offense to any southerners here, but I really think yall overdo it on the names sometimes, lol. Maybe it's an older southern thing though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robby View Post
    Jodorowsky is in fact a real name
    So is Jeftichew.
    Complicating things since 2009.

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    Language is weird.
    Gonna give ya the D.!

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    English is especially weird.

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    Jodorowsky sounds more Slavic to me with that -sky at the end.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nolus View Post
    Jodorowsky sounds more Slavic to me with that -sky at the end.
    Anything with a W sounds Polish to me

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    https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com/2019/11/07/day-1022/

    Day 1022: A campaign of lies

    1/ Trump asked Attorney General William Barr to hold a press conference and say that he didn't break the law during his July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Barr, however, declined. Trump's request was made around Sept. 25 – shortly after the Trump administration released a summary of the July 25 call. Trump denied he asked Barr "to hold a news conference," instead saying people "MADE UP the story" and that "the Justice Department already ruled that the call was good." (Washington Post / New York Times / CNN)
    2/ Former national security adviser John Bolton is willing to defy the White House and testify in the House impeachment inquiry. Bolton, however, skipped his scheduled deposition today, wanting a federal court to first rule on a lawsuit between the Trump administration and Congress. House impeachment investigators intend to continue their inquiry without delay and plan to use Bolton's refusal to testify as evidence of Trump's attempt to obstruct Congress. (Washington Post / Politico / NBC News)
    • A national security aide to Mike Pence testified behind closed doors in the ongoing House impeachment inquiry into Trump. Jennifer Williams is the first person from Pence's office to testify and is one of a handful of U.S. officials who listened in on Trump's July 25 call with Zelensky in which Trump asked the Ukrainian leader to open an investigation into Joe Biden and his son Hunter. The White House tried to prevent Williams from attending the deposition. (Washington Post / NPR / New York Times)
    • A State Department official told House investigators that he kept notes of the White House's attempted quid pro quo with Ukraine. George Kent said he witnessed an "effort to initiate politically motivated prosecutions that were injurious to the rule of law." Kent also accused Rudy Giuliani of conducting a "campaign of lies" about the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, that led to her early recall from Kiev. (NBC News / Politico / NPR)
    • A senior National Security Council official who attended meetings at the center of the congressional impeachment inquiry will leave his post this week. Earl Matthews traveled with John Bolton to Ukraine in August and Poland in September, sitting in on meetings with Zelensky and senior American officials, including Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and senior NSC Russia expert Tim Morrison. (Politico)
    3/ The Government Accountability Office is reviewing the Trump administration's hold on security assistance to Ukraine to see if the freeze violated appropriations law. At a Senate Budget Committee hearing last week, Sen. Chris Van Hollen asked the U.S. comptroller general if the administration's failure to formally inform Congress about the hold ran afoul of legal notification requirements. The money was released in mid-September after bipartisan pressure on Capitol Hill, but lawmakers and aides never received a clear answer about the reason for the hold. (Wall Street Journal)
    • Intelligence officials want CIA director Gina Haspel to protect the whistleblower from Trump. Haspel has avoided making any statements about the whistleblower or the complaint. U.S. intelligence officials, meanwhile, say that while they have taken steps to protect the identity of the whistleblower, neither Haspel nor Joseph Maguire, the director of national intelligence, have urged Trump behind the scenes to stop trying to out the whistleblower's identity. (NBC News)
    4/ The $500,000 Rudy Giuliani was paid to investigate Trump's political rivals came from a Long Island attorney investing in Fraud Guarantee, a company owned by a Ukrainian-American businessman. Charles Gucciardo, a Republican donor and Trump supporter, gave the money to Lev Parnas as part of a deal that would make Gucciardo an investor in Parnas' company, Fraud Guarantee, which does not appear to have any customers. Gucciardo paid Giuliani $250,000 in September and October 2018 on behalf of Fraud Guarantee. Giuliani is currently under federal investigation for possible foreign lobbying violations, and Parnas has been indicted for alleged campaign finance and foreign money-laundering violations. (New York Times / Reuters)
    • 📌 Day 999: Rudy Giuliani was paid $500,000 to consult for a company co-founded by the Ukrainian-American businessman arrested last week on campaign finance charges. Lev Parnas' company – Fraud Guarantee (!) – engaged Giuliani Partners around August 2018 to consult on technologies and provide legal advice on regulatory issues. Giuliani said the money came in two payments made within weeks of each other, but that he couldn't remember the dates. He also said most of the work he did for Fraud Guarantee was completed in 2018, but that he has been doing follow-up work for more than a year. Federal prosecutors have been "examining Giuliani's interactions" with Parnas and Igor Fruman, who was also indicted on campaign finance charges, since at least early 2019. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are also investigating whether Giuliani broke lobbying laws in his efforts to undermine the American ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, who was recalled on Trump's orders in May. Giuliani also denied that he was planning to visit Dmitry Firtash, a Ukrainian oligarch who is currently wanted on corruption charges in the U.S., during a trip to Vienna he planned last week. (Reuters / New York Times / Wall Street Journal / Washington Post / USA Today / NBC News / Axios / ABC News)
    • 📌 Day 1013: An indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani can be questioned under oath about financial transfers he made to Republican political campaigns. Lev Parnas' defense attorney previously argued that some of the evidence gathered in the campaign finance investigation could be subject to executive privilege. Parnas owes a family trust more than $500,000, which alleges that Parnas transferred the money to his corporate accounts, to the Trump PAC America First Action, to the National Republican Congressional Committee, and to Pete Sessions for Congress – defrauding the family trust in the process. (CNN)
    5/ Trump must personally pay $2 million in damages for unlawfully coordinating with the Trump Foundation charity to further his 2016 presidential campaign. A New York state judge found that "Trump breached his fiduciary duty to the Foundation" by "allowing his campaign to orchestrate" a televised fundraiser for the foundation in January 2016, and then allowing the campaign to direct the distribution of the money raised from that event "to further Mr. Trump's political campaign." The settlement included an admission of misconduct, including that he used the foundation to settle the legal obligations of his companies, including Mar-A-Lago and the Trump National Golf Club in New York. (New York Times / NBC News / Washington Post / CNN / Wall Street Journal)
    6/ A forthcoming book by an anonymous senior Trump administration claims that high-level White House aides were certain that Mike Pence would support using the 25th Amendment to have Trump removed from office. The author of "A Warning" – the same official behind the 2018 op-ed that declared there was a "resistance" within the administration – claimed that White House officials put together a list of Cabinet secretaries who were open to the idea of removing Trump because of mental incapacity and that "there was no doubt in the minds of these senior officials that Pence would support invoking the 25th Amendment if the majority of the Cabinet signed off on it." Pence, meanwhile, said he never heard about any discussion of using the 25th amendment in the White House. (HuffPost / Politico)
    • 📌 Day 1019: The Justice Department is trying to "intimidate and expose" the anonymous author of "A Warning"– the same senior Trump administration official behind a 2018 op-ed who claimed cabinet members discussed removing Trump from office early in his presidency "given the instability many witnessed." The DOJ claimed that the author may be violating "one or more nondisclosure agreements" by writing the book, which is set to come out on November 19. (CNN / New York Times)
    7/ Trump and "The Apprentice" creator have discussed shooting "The Apprentice: White House" after Trump leaves office. Trump and Mark Burnett reportedly still keep in touch by phone with Trump confiding to close associates that he misses his job as a reality-TV host. (Daily Beast)

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    Anything juicy pop up at the impeachment inquiry hearing yet?(early stages, but still)

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