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The 3 Ring Circus

By Patrick Van Roy On July 29th, 2020

The Clown Show was on TV all day as The House Judiciary Committee finally got to grill Attorney General Barr en bloc. There was no rhyme or reason to this show other than bread and circus for the unwashed. The Democrats questioning when they bothered to stop pontificating, which wasn’t often went like this…..

Congress Person: AG Barr can you explain xyz…. AG Barr: Well Congress Person and before the next word could come from his lips. Congress Person: I would like to reclaim my time….

And Barr would not be allowed to answer. This went on all day from the Democrats, they would throw accusations , bark a question and when Barr would start to answer…. I would like to reclaim my time…. never being allowed to be heard in a so called hearing. Par for the course of today’s Elected Officials…. The man asked at one point for 5min to go pee and Nadler told him NO!

Here are the 3 opening statements. That is all anyone had to watch, beyond would be self inflicted torture.

Nadler

 

Jordan 

 

Barr

 

Reclaiming my time

53 Responses to “The 3 Ring Circus”

  1. Barr told many lies and it annoyed many on the committee. It is an understandable reaction, nobody likes being lied to. Barr is carrying water for Trump and has ruined whatever reputation he had. It will be good to soon have an AG with integrity that commands respect across parties as many AGs in the past did.

  2. do you honestly believe that Barr lied NYr ?

  3. Maybe he just exaggerated.

  4. please be specific, point out where and how. You can use the clip above….. it’s right there.

    Make a cogent argument with time referenced points from the statement above.

  5. Its normal practise to reclaim time, you’ve only got 5 mins and when it switches to a Republican they usually let him answer the previous Democrat
    I watched the whole thing. Barr got skewered by Swallwell, it was the best of it for me

    Swalwell asked Barr if he has ever intervened in a case aside from when the Justice Department revised its sentencing recommendation for President Trump’s confidant Roger Stone, shortening it from seven to nine years to 40 months earlier this year. Barr said he couldn’t recall another time, suggesting that Stone’s case was indeed unique, and the apparent admission was viewed by some analysts as proof of departmental favoritism.

  6. pat your clearly an artist my friend choosing blue for Nadler, red for the monkey jordan and red for bill barr typescript .

    but you might invite a typical mahonianism
    “well indeed, pat likes books you can fill in, with coloured pens” 😉

  7. Trump puts his foot in it again

    Donald Trump has praised as “spectacular” a doctor who wrongly dismissed the use of face masks to combat the coronavirus as well as reportedly claiming that alien DNA is used in medical treatments and some gynecological problems are caused by people dreaming about having sex with demons.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/28/trump-covid-19-briefing-hydroxychloroquine-video

  8. Barr asked for a five minute break so that he could get a bite to eat. He hadn’t had lunch.

    Nadler arrived more than an hour late, so the hearing started late.

    Nadler is a dour soul, part of all the country’s problems.

  9. She’s also made videos saying that doctors make medicine using DNA from aliens and that they’re trying to create a vaccine to make you immune from becoming religious

    Holy fuck. ‘Spectacular’ alright.

  10. These are Trump’s people

    The conspiracy people, the anti science people, the men didn’t land on the moon people, the crazies.

    It is unimaginable that such a man with such a following came within five miles of the White House.

    But it did happen.

  11. But it did happen.

    For the USA’s sake, you better hope it doesn’t happen again!

  12. yeah Bidens and Phantom people are burning cities and sitting at street cafe’s on broadway shooting dope

    https://nypost.com/2020/07/28/apparent-junkies-turn-part-of-nycs-midtown-into-shooting-gallery/

  13. Patrick

    People can walk and chew gum at the same time

    It is possible to condemn Trump and the Democrats of today, and the cop-killer friendly BLM movement at the same time

    Good people don’t have to defend any of these three evils.

  14. Trump says a quack who claims medicine is made from alien DNA and that they are attempting to make a vaccine to make you immune from religion is ‘spectacular’

    Trump cultists – ‘Yeah, but what about the riots and dope and, and, and.

    Weak

  15. Phantom 4 years ago your thinking brain left the building. You have always been a very left leaning conservative, but since Trump got elected…. you can NOT walk and chew gum.

    You prove it daily.

  16. Trump is no conservative.

    You support a guy who has completely botched the virus ( what you and he think is a flu ) so that the US has radically worse outcome than Europe, Canada, or Asia.

    Even if he didn’t do any of the other things ( obstruction of justice, etc ) he will be condemned by history for fiddling ( including speculating about Hydroxychloroquine and Lysol ) while the virus ravaged the nation.

    Make all the excuses that you want.

  17. What Trump’s Presidency will be remembered for most of all is stumbling endlessly from one gaff to another.

    Cheers Twitter!

  18. He possess none of the traits of leadership.

    None.

    His conduct and his monstrous failures should not be a surprise to anyone.

    He has always been just like this.

    As has been said here, before the election, many times.

  19. A Houston doctor who praises hydroxychloroquine and says that face masks aren’t necessary to stop transmission of the highly contagious coronavirus has become a star on the right-wing internet, garnering tens of millions of views on Facebook on Monday alone. Donald Trump Jr. declared the video of Stella Immanuel a “must watch,” while Donald Trump himself retweeted the video.

    Before Trump and his supporters embrace Immanuel’s medical expertise, though, they should consider other medical claims Immanuel has made—including those about alien DNA and the physical effects of having sex with witches and demons in your dreams.

    Immanuel, a pediatrician and a religious minister, has a history of making bizarre claims about medical topics and other issues. She has often claimed that gynecological problems like cysts and endometriosis are in fact caused by people having sex in their dreams with demons and witches.

    https://news.yahoo.com/trump-favorite-covid-doctor-believes-120603903.html?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

    Trump just can’t stop promoting quacks and snake-oil salesmen
    he doesn’t know the first thing about medicine

  20. Patrick won’t criticize this.

    He has never criticized Trump for anything over a period of five years if I recall correctly.

    The remaining Trump supporters are mostly dead enders, cult supporters, lining up to gulp down Jim Jones Kool Aid if ordered to do so.

  21. pat would you even recognise what a dumb statement Trump made quoting that doctor quack ?

  22. was it something I said ? 😉

  23. He will never criticize his lord and master.

    It is completely impossible.

  24. that’s out of tune then , the remarks by trump are indefensible
    anyone listening can only have one thought – the guy is a dangerous lunatic
    or is it different in other parts
    and a second thought – complete imbecile/cretin/moron/idiot
    ( all terms which we’re once used in clinical diagnosis to describe a scale of IQ )
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imbecile
    charles where are ya when we need ya ?

  25. PVR

    “do you honestly believe that Barr lied NYr ?” I would not have written it if I did not believe it.

    He lied about the protests and protesters, he lied about not being given instructions from Trump, he lied about Stone and Flynn, he lied about the Mueller report, etc. It was an interview with a criminal desperate to exculpate himself.

    Barr has turned the DOJ over to the Trump campaign. The DOJ has important work to do but will not be able to do so until there is a new AG.

  26. when Biden truimphs in Nov pat it will be because of integrity , a single issue like abortion is to the evangelicals, people have made up their mind, they want a decent man, it matters.
    I don’t think the GOP base/hard-core will ever understand such a thing, or even be able to accept it , its too difficult for them , they can’t sit with it even for 1 second

    https://twitter.com/RVAT2020/status/1288236370805379073

  27. Tha most powerful political office on the planet:

    It sort of is curious, a man works for us, with us, very closely, Dr. Fauci and Dr. [Deborah] Birx, also highly thought of, and yet they’re highly thought of, but nobody likes me. It can only be my personality. That’s all

    Insecure egotism. Absolutely pathetic:

    https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/509464-trump-questions-how-fauci-has-a-high-approval-rating-but-nobody-likes

  28. colm we have a new banner , set of heroines: “ex-republicans moms”
    just in case you were missing portland mom posts 😉

  29. Barr spoke the truth, when he was allowed to speak that is. They are not peaceful protestors in Portland. They are rioting seditionists who are attacking the Federal Government. Why can’t the Democrats in Congress even recognize and condemn this? Nadler himself calls it a myth! Scenes from Portland on the nightly news are going to get Trump re-elected.

  30. Fox reports that the Federal Government has negotiated with the Oregon gov. to remove Federal agents from the courthouse. In return, Oregon State Police will police the streets. Any bets on how long it will take for the courthouse to burn?

  31. Earlier today it was announced that the federal troops/agents will be withdrawn from Portland and the city’s police will replace them. There was no change on the ground. This is an admission that they were not needed in the first place. It is also an admission that this was another Trump political stunt that fizzled, similar to the caravan or dangerous immigrants at the southern border a few years ago. And, it if further proof Barr told a pack of lies yesterday to a congressional committee.

    With the feds gone the people have their city back under protection from their local law enforcement authorities and it should never have been otherwise.

  32. Charles I bet never

  33. We’ll see E.P. I hope you’re right. I have less faith in the good intentions of the mob.

  34. Maybe Trump got Portland to agree to start enforcing some laws from this point in exchange

  35. I predict that things will descalate now that a point has been made that Feds weren’t welcome nor needed. That there will still be protests and perhaps sporadic outbreaks of violence but neither on the scale of before.

    I think that any violence will be contained by Portland police and that the Courthouse won’t burn.

  36. Phantom

    Yes that seems to be the case. He has always said that if local officials stood up, the Feds would cooperate and aid them. I can’t help but think that this looks like the fall of Fort Sumpter in 1861.

    If the courthouse doesn’t burn, I will happily say I was wrong.

  37. There should be Merciless treatment of anyone who starts fires or sets off fireworks or shines lasers anywhere

    This stops now

  38. “the point has been made that the Feds weren’t welcome”

    So a violent mob has driven the Federal Government out of a state. Has that state seceded from the Union? Is it now a CHOP zone on a grand scale? What does this say about the rule of law in this country?

  39. So a violent mob has driven the Federal Government out of a state

    I don’t think that’s what happened Charles.

  40. “There should be Merciless treatment of anyone who starts fires or sets off fireworks or shines lasers anywhere

    This stops now”

    It doesn’t however. Your “merciless treatment” doesn’t stop it now. It keeps it going. It breeds new life into it. Escalation by law enforcement causes escalation by crowds, causing more escalation by law enforcement causing more escalation by the crowd, rinse and repeat. De-escalation is what is needed. By all means hold the courthouse. Put out the fires. Hold the line. But do not advance. Do not send militarised police on raids of protestors. Do not fire baton rounds. Do not fire tear gas.

    Eventually, after a couple of days, a couple of days of not giving the protestors (and those taking advantage of the protests) fresh outrages and people will get bored of it and stop doing it.

  41. I think they are removing the surplus feds that had been sent. The Federal Government is not abandoning Portland.

  42. they’re not pulling out.

    Did you know the city of Portland is fining the Federal Govt $500 an hour for putting a fence around the courthouse……

    How dare they stop those peaceful rioters from burning down the building…….

  43. I don’t think that the city would have any authority to fine the federal govt for anything.

  44. Its a pity Oregon couldn’t climb over Washington State. Then it could knock on Canada’s door and ask if it could join their federation 🙂

  45. Canada wouldn’t want them

  46. They’re not pulling out

    There seems to be a number of mixed messages:

    https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/07/29/federal-agents-to-leave-portland-governor/5536136002/

  47. Colm we in Canada do not have a federation we have a dominion

  48. yeah Canada’s the Beta Quadrant.

  49. Phantom

    Portland fining feds $500 an hour for fence erected around …
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/article/portland-fining-feds-500-an-hour-for-fence...

    3:54
    Jul 29, 2020 · Portland fining feds $500 an hour for fence erected around federal courthouse The city says the protective fence installed around the federal courthouse was done without a permit; William La…

  50. The feds should not pay

    If Portland wants to play games, trump should submit a bill to the city for the additional security costs that the US has incurred because of city inaction

  51. yeah but it’s the things like this that some mid level politician thought was cute, but that’s not how it’s seen outside the loony portland gentry’s bubble

  52. EP

    Thanks, I knew Federation wasn’t the exact right word, I was going to say Commowealth and I knew there was a correct term but couldn’t think of it and yes of course it was Dominion.

  53. The feds should not pay

    What? Are you suggesting that the Fed Gov should be exempt from laws that apply to everyone else?