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1  National / The White House / Re: Trump Administration on: Today at 02:12:11 AM
https://qz.com/988951/the-us-is-finally-telling-the-public-who-overstays-their-visas-the-most-and-its-not-mexicans/

And finally, the truth about illegal immigrants.
2  National / The White House / Re: Trump Administration on: Today at 01:04:33 AM
Why do you take it as an insult?

Jimmy Smits in West Wing:  "I will WEAR IT AS A BADGE......"



*laughs*

It has nothing to do with insult or compliment, Kid.

It has to do with a self-serving claim made by a man with a vested interest in making his candidates ASSAULT look as defensible as possible.

And it has to do with your attempts to defend that assault.

You are defending the reporter after reading what he did.

Interesting.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/24/greg-gianforte-fox-news-team-witnesses-gop-house-candidate-body-slam-reporter.html
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During that conversation, another man — who we now know is Ben Jacobs of The Guardian — walked into the room with a voice recorder, put it up to Gianforte's face and began asking if he had a response to the newly released Congressional Budget Office report on the American Health Care Act. Gianforte told him he would get to him later. Jacobs persisted with his question. Gianforte told him to talk to his press guy, Shane Scanlon.

At that point, Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him. Faith, Keith and I watched in disbelief as Gianforte then began punching the reporter. As Gianforte moved on top of Jacobs, he began yelling something to the effect of, "I'm sick and tired of this!"

Jacobs scrambled to his knees and said something about his glasses being broken. He asked Faith, Keith and myself for our names. In shock, we did not answer. Jacobs then said he wanted the police called and went to leave. Gianforte looked at the three of us and repeatedly apologized.

Now I have read what happened, Kid.

Yes, I am defending the reporter.

You still defending the candidate?

ETA The sheriff has charged Gianforte with a misdemeanor.

He also confirmed that he is a recent donor to the Gianforte campaign, but insists that had nothing to do with his decision to not charge the candidate with a felony, claiming that the level of injury did not merit a felony assault charge. I figured to look it up.

Misemeanor Assault
5-5-201. Assault. (1) A person commits the offense of assault if the person:
     (a) purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury to another;
     (b) negligently causes bodily injury to another with a weapon;
     (c) purposely or knowingly makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with any individual; or
     (d) purposely or knowingly causes reasonable apprehension of bodily injury in another.
     (2) A person convicted of assault shall be fined not to exceed $500 or be imprisoned in the county jail for any term not to exceed 6 months, or both.

Misdemeanor Assault sounds about right when compared with Aggravated Assault, which includes grievous bodily harm.





3  National / The White House / Re: Trump Administration on: May 24, 2017, 11:37:16 PM
Since the press is the enemy of the American people they deserve what they get. IN SPADES!

I suppose that's better than with spades.

But after all, the reporter was probably a foreigner and therefore the next best thing to an illegal immigrant bringing terrorism to our shores.
4  National / The White House / Re: Trump Administration on: May 24, 2017, 11:21:42 PM
Why do you take it as an insult?

Jimmy Smits in West Wing:  "I will WEAR IT AS A BADGE......"



*laughs*

It has nothing to do with insult or compliment, Kid.

It has to do with a self-serving claim made by a man with a vested interest in making his candidates ASSAULT look as defensible as possible.

And it has to do with your attempts to defend that assault.

You are defending the reporter after reading what he did.

Interesting.

"reading what he did"

No, Kid, still. Reading what the campaign guy claimed he did, but which no other witness has reported and which was not even slightly obvious from the recording.

Taking lessons from Laughing Boy, I gather.
5  National / The White House / Re: Trump Administration on: May 24, 2017, 11:19:54 PM
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-05-24/pope-gives-trump-book-on-protecting-environment-at-vatican-talks

The Pope is none to subtle.
6  National / The White House / Re: Trump Administration on: May 24, 2017, 11:06:19 PM
Speaking of needing defense, I wonder if this is why Sessions was so loath to step aside from the Russia investigation, initially, and so quick to reinsert himself when he had an excuse...

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/24/politics/jeff-sessions-russian-officials-meetings/index.html?sr=fbCNN052417jeff-sessions-russian-officials-meetings1004PMStoryLink&linkId=37983027

Russia, the gift that keeps on giving.
7  National / The White House / Re: Trump Administration on: May 24, 2017, 11:04:55 PM
Why do you take it as an insult?

Jimmy Smits in West Wing:  "I will WEAR IT AS A BADGE......"



*laughs*

It has nothing to do with insult or compliment, Kid.

It has to do with a self-serving claim made by a man with a vested interest in making his candidates ASSAULT look as defensible as possible.

And it has to do with your attempts to defend that assault.
8  National / The White House / Re: Trump Administration on: May 24, 2017, 10:58:26 PM
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Aggressive behavior BY THE LIBERAL REPORTER created the scene.....

Have we determined the reporter was a liberal?

Is Montana a right to body slam liberal reporters state?



Said it in the link.

Sorry - maybe I should have had the quote marks in.

Right - we have not determined that the reporter was liberal. The candidate's staff member said the reporter was (as you put it) LIBERAL.

That's not exactly evidence, Kid.
9  National / The White House / Re: Trump Administration on: May 24, 2017, 10:46:24 PM
https://patch.com/new-york/massapequa/9th-assembly-district-flips-democrats-pellegrino-defeats-gargiulo

As we all know, the real battles are going to be the state legislatures prior to the 2020 census.

This was a district that Trump carried by 23 points and which has been held by the GOP since the 2004 election (2005 inauguration).

We won't know if this is a harbinger for a while yet. Tomorrow's Montana race will be interesting, but still not evidence of much, given the last few days.

10  National / The White House / Re: Trump Administration on: May 24, 2017, 10:36:39 PM
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Aggressive behavior BY THE LIBERAL REPORTER created the scene.....

Have we determined the reporter was a liberal?

Is Montana a right to body slam liberal reporters state?



He was challenging a GOP candidate about a GOP bill - he must be a liberal, by Kid's reckoning.
11  National / The White House / Re: Trump Administration on: May 24, 2017, 10:30:49 PM
12  National / The White House / Re: Trump Administration on: May 24, 2017, 10:30:28 PM

I wonder how robo-Trump will explain his candidate's assaulting a reporter for the gall of persistance in asking about the GOP "health plan."
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/24/greg-gianforte-bodyslams-reporter-ben-jacobs-montana?CMP=edit_2221

Reporter apparently to the hospital after he was body-slammed and his glasses were broken. Police investigating.


Aggressive behavior BY THE LIBERAL REPORTER created the scene.....

A new definition of the word "aggressive", huh?

He made an inquiry and then when told 'later' he persisted.

What is it that you think he did that constitutes "aggressive," kid?
13  National / The White House / Re: Trump Administration on: May 24, 2017, 09:27:09 PM
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/05/trumps-company-isnt-tracking-all-the-money-it-gets-from-foreign-governments/527997/

It's not just in Montana where the Trumpies are having a hard time with the law - I provided a story yesterday in which it had been noticed that the Trump organization broke its promise about foreign money.

Here's their "explanation" for us - it's too hard to comply with the Constitution!
14  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: May 24, 2017, 09:16:03 PM
Bobby Valentine is probably available.

BV is plenty busy.

And time for some new blood.

Never understood the Farrell worshippers

Who should the new Mets manager be?
15  National / The White House / Re: Trump Administration on: May 24, 2017, 09:14:53 PM

I wonder how robo-Trump will explain his candidate's assaulting a reporter for the gall of persistance in asking about the GOP "health plan."
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/24/greg-gianforte-bodyslams-reporter-ben-jacobs-montana?CMP=edit_2221

Reporter apparently to the hospital after he was body-slammed and his glasses were broken. Police investigating.
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