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Ta, Gary. Andy Kim will be NJ's next Senator.

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Didn't his wife get the new Mercedes because she hit and killed someone with her previous car? Is she going to be tried for that as well? IIRC, it was a hit and run too.

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Yeah.....it's just so darned hard to get those 'pedestrian' smudges off the paint job.......you have GOT TO replace that vehicle......

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why the hell havent the democrats kicked him out? I dont care about the vote margins. We look as bad as the R's

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You need 2/3 of the Senate to kick him out. The Democrats held a vote to remove him, no Republican joined the Democrats in that vote. 51-49 isn't 2/3 of the Senate :(

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Waiting for the election.

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Apr 16·edited Apr 16

Bob Sr's son is also in the Congress. Bob Jr represents NJ-08. AFAIK, Bob Jr isn't involved with his father's shady dealings (or any shady dealings of his own). still, Bob Jr has a real opponent in the upcoming Democratic primary election -- the mayor of Hoboken, Ravi Bhalla. i know Bhalla, he's a good guy and he has been a good mayor.

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ELECT ANDY KIM

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I’ve never had a watch that cost even three figures left of the decimal, though that may have less to do with making healthier life choices than being a New Jersey senator than the fact that I don’t really like to wear a watch.

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I have a Mickey Mouse watch I got for my fifth birthday in 1959.

Still works, but you gotta wind it.

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Has Menendez asked for time off trial to go to a graduation?

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Alicia would be embarrassed 😳

Yea, that one

She's his daughter

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Which makes me realize how weird it is for Trump to have a kid of high school age.

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Boom

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I understand that the police can just seize large sums of money that you don't have a good explanation for. The expectation is always that they are either the proceeds of criminal activities or going to be used for it.

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Even if you do have a good explanation for it. Don’t you know we’re all presumptive criminals?

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O/T but law-related: Any of the Wonk barrister squad listening to Fischer v. US @SCOTUS? It’s kinda scary, as righty judges are equating J6 ‘obstruction of official proceedings’ with all kinds of protestors, even with Bowman’s setting off fire alarm to obstruct a vote, implying that all such acts are essentially equivalent- meriting up to 20 yr. sentence. Any thoughts?

Back on topic - Menendez:Senate as Santos:House; IOW, a loathsome shitstain.

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As long as they start with the J6 folks ... can't wait to hear the right-wing outrage that "their" justices would turn on them like that.

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Strict Scrutiny now has a you tube podcast and they went over this in detail

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_y-wMBGvSc&t=4s

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I am not hopeful. The fix seems in.

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𝐏𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐬 𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐈𝐬𝐫𝐚𝐞𝐥 𝐠𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝟔-𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫-𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐠𝐢𝐫𝐥 𝐢𝐧 𝐆𝐚𝐳𝐚. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝.

Humanitarian officials have warned that a system of coordination with Israel’s military, designed to protect their aid deliveries and lifesaving ambulance maneuvers, is broken. Israeli strikes on a World Central Kitchen convoy that killed seven aid workers in Gaza on April 1 and stirred global outrage came after failed deconfliction efforts.

https://wapo.st/4aCoCqA

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after failed deconfliction efforts. == Hamas continues to refuse a ceasefire

Release the hostages. It ends the war. And don't use AI targeting in war. It is fucking terrible.

There are 14 women who are hostages who were probably raped today. Even according to the UN.

Feign that you care.

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But Of Course Dept:

𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞 𝐖𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐃𝐮𝐚𝐧𝐞 “𝐃𝐨𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐇𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫” 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐃𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐝 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩'𝐬 “𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐜𝐳𝐚𝐫”

Watters: “Dog knows how to get things done”

https://www.mediamatters.org/fox-news/jesse-watters-promotes-duane-dog-bounty-hunter-chapman-donald-trumps-deportation-czar

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Just like how Mike Huckabee was going to put Chuck Norris into his cabinet. It shows you how serious the GOP really is about governing when they want to give jobs to people who make their living in the land of make believe.

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Unbelievably fucking stupid and totally on brand.

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From the looks of him “Dog” is about 85 and has lived a hard life. I have my doubts about this choice. Jesse needs to head back to old re-runs and see if he can find a better candidate.

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C'mon! The guy needed the gold because he was building his own cable tv and stereo connectors, and wanted the best connectivity. As for the money, he heard paper is a lower environmental impact insulator for the walls and attic than fiberglass or asbestos! Will no one speak out for the home hobbyist and lover of the environment?

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Hi, have you ever considered a job defending an indicted former president?

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awesome dude

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Dumbass didn’t even take the bands off and burn them like a decent criminal. Don’t these people ever go to the movies?

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All I Ever Really Needed to Know About Money Laundering I Learned from "Breaking Bad"

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Ha! I recall that the final step in the process involves burying all of the money in big barrels in the desert.

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Nice try Bob! The whole "my family never trusted banks because yada yada" can be a real thing, even today for many reasons. However, it doesn't explain the 480k in 10k packs of brand new 100s still in the bank wrapper. That's gangster cash Bob! Add in the gold bars they traced back to his buddy and Bob's in a helluva mess here. I see a conviction in Bob's future. Bob got greedy and sloppy. That will lead him right to the pokey.

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I prefer monogrammed money bands.

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I prefer Ska.

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Why not both?

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da blues, man

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Well, Menendez is a D and Trump is not, so, therefore, Both Sides.

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Yeah, you really only need one example when you have a very poor understanding of stuff like math and science. Same people claim that there are millions of "illegals" coming across the border, and their proof of how dangerous they are is that every few months one of them commits a violent crime. We have multiple mass shootings in this country every week, but that's just a part of life as long as they're the right color.

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“Menendez is a false flag to make the Trump prosecution look legit.” If no one has said that yet, they will.

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You are now qualified to run the politics desk at both Pravda on the Hudson and Pravda on the Potomac.

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I'll have to give this some thought, though, since one would involve working with George Fucking Will (that is his actual middle name, by the way), while the other would involve contemplating the neckbeard of Ross "Chunky Reese Witherspoon" Douthat.

Frankly, I don't find either prospect appealing.

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I call him "Ross Douchehat." Most of the letters are already there.

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Or Ross "Don't" Douthat. Or Ross "I wouldn't" Douthat.

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Will would be better off if he stuck to baseball. Of course, same for Mike Barnicle.

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Great! When can I start earning the big bux for cranking out endless soberly-realistic-sounding pabalum? If David Brooks can do it, anyone can!

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Apply to the NYT?

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