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[-] [email protected] 78 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

His office later noted that DOJ already has the raw footage.

and later in the article:

Johnson's spokesman suggested that the speaker was trying to keep the raw footage away from online sleuths who have helped identify hundreds of Capitol rioters and aided in the FBI's investigation.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/speaker-mike-johnson-says-blurring-jan-6-footage-rioters-dont-get-char-rcna128181

i.e. Let's not let the taxpayers aid law enforcement. Let's make the government spend taxpayer dollars when the public could help out.

[-] [email protected] 148 points 3 months ago

Somebody had to do it.

[-] [email protected] 78 points 3 months ago

Me reading that sentence:

[-] [email protected] 193 points 4 months ago

Continuing in personally attacking Engoron, he raged, "He’s an out of control 'Nut Job,' who fined me $10,000 over a ridiculous Gag Order

[-] [email protected] 74 points 4 months ago

I spent way too much time overthinking this one.

[-] [email protected] 74 points 4 months ago* (last edited 4 months ago)

Look they've already cut off free API access. Here's some other ideas from the Muskrat playbook:

Maybe change the name to P.com

Change the logo to ₱ (surely the Mexicans won't mind that you're using the Peso symbol).

Hmm, why not also charge money to get a blue checkmark by your Reddit username to be a verified Redditor? or maybe call them P-ers?

Oh, how about charging new users $1 to use your platform?

[-] [email protected] 77 points 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)

TL;DR: I think it's a play to help Trump (if that's even possible) at taxpayer expense.

Another way to look at it, is that she and the Freedom Caucus are trying to make it impossible to fill the speaker position. Last time took 15 tries over 4 days. We have a pro-tempore speaker, but legislation will take a back seat to filling the Gavelmeister (I mean speaker).

This data is from Sept. 20 https://www.cnn.com/2023/09/20/politics/mccarthy-house-speaker-vote-margin-numbers-dg/index.html

  • 31 far-right Republicans who have repeatedly voted against McCarthy

  • 18 moderate Republicans in districts Biden won in 2020

  • 172 other Republicans

  • 212 Democrats

  • 2 vacancies

That's 435 seats (2 vacant). From 2001 to 2021, the Senate spent an average of 164 days in session each year, and the House spent an average of 149 days in session (source https://ballotpedia.org/117th_Congress_legislative_calendar). The annual salary of a rank-and-file Member of Congress is $174,000 (source: https://www.congressionalinstitute.org/2019/02/21/how-much-do-members-of-congress-get-paid-2/)

So each day of this clusterbuck, each member of congress is getting just over $1,167. Multiply that by 433 (the number of filled seats in Congress) and we spend $505,651 or half-a-million dollars each day for congress to twiddle their thumbs. It cost the US taxpayer more than 2 million dollars to elect McCarthy, and now we're going to pay to find a replacement.

While the republicans have the majority, it is fractured by extremists and moderates. The democrats won't vote for an extremist republican, so most likely 212 (Dem) + 18 moderates = 230 Nay, even if 172 others + 31 extremists say yea, the vote fails. But if the 31 extremists say nay to a moderate, it's going to take democrats reaching across the aisle, and then Gaetz plays the ouster card again.

We have a continuation resolution to keep the Government going for 45 days, or until Nov. 14. If The Freedom Caucus keeps the speaker position churning, the government may shut down because they are too busy playing "who gets the gavel?". The far right is pushing to cut funding for the F.B.I. and the Justice Department (source https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/04/us/politics/trump-house-budget-fbi-republicans.html) because this could help save Trump. But even if they got what they wanted now, I don't see New York stopping their trial, and I don't see Georgia just rolling over. Trump's bacon is being held to the fire. All the Freedom Caucus is doing is creating Chaos. I could hope their supporters would see this as an expensive Hail Mary, but I doubt it; they will probably get re-elected and this circus will continue.

[-] [email protected] 78 points 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)

Well, Rule 4 says, "4. Post titles should be the same as the article used as source." And the source didn't put the country in the title.

[-] [email protected] 66 points 5 months ago

According to the article, "The only downside is that the Windows Store appears not to work out of the box."

[-] [email protected] 76 points 5 months ago

her actions were done as a test to see if the child’s father “gave a f--k at all,”

Because she obviously doesn't...

[-] [email protected] 81 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

Craig DeLeeuw Robertson was an American retiree from Provo, Utah who allegedly threatened online to assassinate President of the United States Joe Biden and other government officials and was subsequently shot and killed by agents of the FBI on August 9, 2023 when they attempted to execute search and arrest warrants.

He allegedly referenced the president's scheduled Thursday visit to Utah and threatened to dig out camouflage gear and a rifle.

In other posts, Robertson identifies himself as a “MAGA TRUMPER” and describes one of his rifles as a “DEMOCRAT ERADICATOR.”

The complaint included screenshots from Robertson’s profile where he threatened to shoot (New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who is prosecuting a criminal case against former President Donald Trump) in a courthouse parking garage. But when FBI agents confronted Robertson, he said it was a dream, according to the complaint.

Days after FBI agents spoke with Robertson on March 19 and told him they were investigating his social media posts, Robertson started posting content addressed to the FBI itself. He often said he knew they were watching what he was posting, and that the agents who spoke to him came close to being shot.

Additional info from: https://www.sltrib.com/news/2023/08/10/what-we-know-about-provo-man/

So they didn't march in and assassinate him; they've been trying to get him to calm down since March and he still posts threats...

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