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Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

So as not to make scheisse where we live?

Posted by ern on 03/24/2017 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

They still are ern. Why do you think Obama and the dems are against that pipeline trump just authorized?

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/24/2017 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

ArlingtonPop, back when we were in junior high you said the Russians were out to get us. Silly boy.

Posted by ern on 03/24/2017 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

Didja hear the one about the 47 hard drives and over 600,000,000 pages of data that Freedom Watch has received?

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/24/2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

It appears that no one any longer has a problem with the assistant to the assistant of the assistant of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency can pass on rumors to something she heard at the water cooler (but not the data the rumor is based on, that's a SECRET!) to someone in the press and they will gladly print that as if it were fact.

Sweet job that. Just get a job for some three letter agency and don't forget your enemies list!

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/24/2017 at 1:40 PM

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I didn't know I had ever lost them.

Posted by ArlingtonPop on 03/24/2017 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

ArlingtonPop you and me on the Black Sea, our toes tickled by the shifting sands. Detente is a wonderful thing. Where speedos are worn by the masses no matter how massive! I'm glad you have come to your senses.

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Posted by ern on 03/24/2017 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

If a cop pulls you over for a tail light being out, and catches you with a half empty bottle of Stoli, a blunt full of dank, and a snoot full of toot, is he a bad cop?

No. He's just doing his job.

No one should ever be penalized for speaking the truth.

If the truth hurts you, there is something wrong with you, not the truth.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/24/2017 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Remembering the "Miracle Child" Robert Raiford

From about 1991 till about 1995 that was my spot! I would hit Raiford on Sundays for the "SEX-O-MATIC" and Wednesdays, I guess for Ladies night. I had a ball each and everytime I went. My favorite Raiford's quote is... "This is not a Buck club! This is a Players club! If you want to get Buck go to Rivercity (on the corner of Jackson & Dunlap)!

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Posted by ksm359 on 03/24/2017 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime


I really don't care that the information was "incindentally" collected, but that it appears to have been improperly disseminated for political reasons as opposed to actual national security reasons.

As to anyone talking with Russians, I would think that we want people in government that know people in other countries and have dealt with them before. That seems reasonable and prudent.

That being said, I would like to know which side that person is on, and that is also reasonable and prudent.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/24/2017 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime


I don't know what the truth is about any incidental collection of information that involved either Trump or members of his team. The information that Paul Manafort worked a decade ago as an advisor to some foreign leader does not impress me very much.

What is a bit scary is that if the incidental information that was collected resulted in these people being unmasked and the collected information widely disseminated. If one of those entities that received the information was in the Obama White House, that will be a problem.

It did strike me that Mr. Shiff, on learning of the existence of this information, immediately attacked Mr. Nuenes for going to the President, rather than attacking any improper handing of the collected info. What that means, who knows? But high politics is in play and given a chance, will supersede the truth.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 03/24/2017 at 9:55 AM

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He major difference is that the stuff leaked about the trumpster was collected by the national security apparatus whereas the Clinton campaign stuff was on an unsecured server.

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/24/2017 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

What I find entertaining is how this has paired with the Wikileaks Clinton stuff.

It really helps to show how partisan a lot of people are. There are many who cheered the Wikileaks effort and chided Democrats for trying to deflect blame to those who were leaking rather than allow the focus to be on the information being leaked. Many of those same people are attacking leaks right now when it comes to the Trump surveillance question.

It's the same in the reverse from the other side with many Dems who were all against leaks and deflecting from the actual information being leaked, and now they seem focused on the information being leaked, while telling us it shouldn't matter how it came out.

It's not just people, but the media. I enjoy reading both CNN and Fox most days for this exact reason. I like to watch the partisan reaction to similar incidents.

It's rare though that you get such similar situations back to back where you get to compare reactions from the left and right to highly similar situations happening to both parties. It makes it so easy to see how difficult some people, and the media even, have with maintaining an impartial opinion on anything related to politics.

It's a simple question. Are leaks bad when they expose corruption? Yes or no, and the answer shouldn't change based on whose party is the victim of the leaks.

In my personal opinion, I want to see leaks on the Dems and the GOP. I want the corruption of both parties exposed as much as possible.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 03/24/2017 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Stay in the Woods

Trump is roadkill. Watching the R's run away from him is hilarious.

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Posted by Memphomania on 03/24/2017 at 7:36 AM

Re: “Stay in the Woods

I've also learned that the popularity of Apple Cider Vinegar is a Russian trick to distract us from the malware they put into all of the iPhones.

Also, Trump has been overheard singing "Paint It Black" and "Sympathy For The Devil" and there are rumors that maybe "A Whiter Shade Of Pale", if played at 1/10 speed, becomes "Trump is Satin" repeated over and over again.

The stories about the movie "Dick Ho" being a documentary about one of Trumps lovers in the 1970's shouldn't be believed. I confess to falling for it at first.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/23/2017 at 11:40 PM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

Bric-a-brac, I find that adjusting my tin foil hat to the shifting polarity helps, hows by you?

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Posted by ern on 03/23/2017 at 10:43 PM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

So, Jackson, when the Trump Administration has the national security apparatus run surveillance on political opponents, who ya gonna call?

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/23/2017 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

Folks, here is further evidence that to bartend in a newspaper hangout is one of the best jobs in the world.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 03/23/2017 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Nashville Changes Fred Douglass Park to Frederick Douglass Park. Finally.

Nashville having contempt for civil rights heroes?

You won't believe how surprised I am by this.

Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/23/2017 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Stay in the Woods

I've heard that if you play Trump's inaugural speech backwards he admits to everything.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/23/2017 at 2:15 PM

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