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Sometimes, they just write themselves.

Uploaded: Dec 1, 2017

With apologies to Gene Vincent, as The Prez breaks into song:

Fewer friends out in the West Wing,
To deny our Russian ops,
Those guilty pleas are breaking up that old gang of mine.

All the boys are turning stoolie,
They’ve forgot their "Lock her ups!”
Those guilty pleas are breaking up that old gang of mine.

There went George, now here goes Mike,
With Mueller they’re in bed.
Maybe soon we’ll meet again,
But it’ll be at some Club Fed.

I get a sick! sad! feeling,
As the stars start to align,
Those guilty pleas are breaking up that old gang of mine.

Comments

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Posted by Big Mike, a resident of Walnut Creek,
on Dec 1, 2017 at 9:42 am

Sing along fat man. Your immaturity, especially that from an educated man, is quite remarkable.


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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of Danville,
on Dec 1, 2017 at 10:03 am

Tom Cushing is a registered user.

Mr. 'bigly': body-shaming is the ugly school-yard resort of a wannabe bully with nothing to say.

To paraphrase Mr. Churchill: Tomorrow, I can go on a diet; there may be no such easy fix for what ails you.


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Posted by Scott Hale, a resident of San Ramon,
on Dec 1, 2017 at 10:04 am

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oh, I know at least one regular GOP cheerleader, who posts here, will not take kindly to this blog.......

tick tock


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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of Danville,
on Dec 1, 2017 at 10:13 am

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Scott: with any luck, he'll set it to verse in iambic pentameter. 'Tis the season!


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Posted by Jake Waters, a resident of Birdland,
on Dec 1, 2017 at 11:29 am

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@Tom- since you refuse to write about anything meaningful, here is my poem to you:

Democrats long for an America again to hold its fascist roots,
Those days before the Second World War when Democrats had black knee high boots,
A time when they segregated, denied those civil rights, and lead with a doctrine of hate,
Oh Hillary where are you, we need you for a country you can take.

Just expressing my free speech as you do.


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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of Danville,
on Dec 1, 2017 at 12:16 pm

Tom Cushing is a registered user.

... and as you are welcome to do, Jake (even if that concept has limited relevance in the private sector). Your pome has a good beat, but it's tough to dance to -- especially wearing these clunky boots.*

(* in case of any confusion, the 'boots' reference is a joke. I categorically reject Jake's bizarre take on history).


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 1, 2017 at 12:18 pm

@Big Mike: "Sing along fat man. Your immaturity, especially that from an educated man, is quite remarkable."

"Sing along fat man?". Yes, you certainly demonstrated that you have the credentials to be judging the maturity of others.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 1, 2017 at 12:22 pm

Looks like the Russian "Nothingburger" just turned into a big, whopping Somethingburger.


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Posted by Scott Hale, a resident of San Ramon,
on Dec 1, 2017 at 6:57 pm

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Sam: Please don't bait the GOP cheerleaders who tend to post here. So far leading cheerleader yet to chime in. hmmmmm, hiding one's head in sand hoping nothing else happens to Trumps inner circle of clowns? They can't dance around what happened today? Ahhh, glad I'm neither GOP or DEM. Long live 'decline to state' party.


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Posted by Michael Austin, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows,
on Dec 1, 2017 at 7:29 pm

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Sam:

Where can I purchase and enjoy a nice German Krautburger in Northern California?

I have not had a nice German Krautburger since I left Colorado twenty-seven years ago.


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Posted by Mark Richards, a resident of Foothill Knolls,
on Dec 1, 2017 at 8:10 pm


Regarding Flynn report

ABC says is needs to "clarify" their reporting...now they admit a full correction is necessary and they won't do that until TOMORROW

lmao - amateur hour

PS mmmmmmmmmm .....Krautburger....


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 1, 2017 at 10:30 pm

@Mark Richards

What? So Michael Flynn didn't lie to the FBI after all?


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Posted by Stan, a resident of San Ramon,
on Dec 1, 2017 at 10:39 pm

Former CIA too dog, Leon Panetta, in my humble opinion, probably has the best take on this recent development.

Web Link

I find it strange though that Mr. Cushing, being an educated man, writes something that quite frankly appears sophomoric at best. I guess this is his way of having fun. Well, good for him; however, it certainly makes one wonder what kind of a lawyer he was/is.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 1, 2017 at 11:38 pm

@Stan

Well, I guess we can rule out the kind of lawyer who hates to have fun.


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Posted by Mark Richards, a resident of Foothill Knolls,
on Dec 2, 2017 at 6:20 am

Sam, proceed with caution and don't get your hopes up too much - you're going to likely be very disappointed with what comes out of this.


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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of Danville,
on Dec 2, 2017 at 7:12 am

Tom Cushing is a registered user.

Hi Stan: I think you'll find, as I have, that where readers come out on the quality of the points made in this blog - as well as its occasional attempts at humor - have a great deal to do with where they came in, on the political spectrum.

As to extrapolating from this little ditty to the presumed quality of any legal services, well - you might just be overthinking it.


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Posted by Bix, a resident of Walnut Creek,
on Dec 2, 2017 at 11:01 am

Hey Stan, before you cream in your jeans, you might want to take a little look:

Web Link


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Posted by Gary, a resident of Walnut Creek,
on Dec 2, 2017 at 11:26 am

Ah, the liberal mindset. Dangerous and destructive, says I.

Just take a look at the majority of sexual harassers - all liberals. Above all, look what took plajce in SF just recently. The liberal jury believed that a gun could go off by itself!.

The liberal mindset. What more is there to say?


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Posted by Mark Richards, a resident of Foothill Knolls,
on Dec 2, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Yeah Tom this stuff does write itself these days. Don;t get too far out over your skis, boys:

-------------------------------------------------------------------
ABC News suspends Brian Ross for 4 weeks over erroneous Flynn story

ABC News announced Saturday that it has suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay after Ross was forced to correct a bombshell on-air report about Michael Flynn.
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Mueller Removed Top Agent in Russia Inquiry Over Possible Anti-Trump Texts

WASHINGTON " The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, removed a top F.B.I. agent this summer from his investigation into Russian election meddling after the Justice Department's inspector general began examining whether the agent had sent text messages that expressed anti-Trump political views, according to three people briefed on the matter.
-------------------------------------------------------------------

The swamp doth stinketh


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Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore,
on Dec 2, 2017 at 4:43 pm

flynn and the trump's still smell

the trump is not long for la Casa Blanca..hahahahahah...all the way home

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERBODY PERSON...HOORAY!


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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of Danville,
on Dec 3, 2017 at 7:06 am

Tom Cushing is a registered user.

Mark: I do think that Mr. Ross rushed to judgment (even if "stars start to align" in the ditty does not). The so-called MSM is not a monolith, but a bunch of journalists and publications trying to be professional in their reportage. Sometimes, individuals fail, but in the big picture it's just not very often, truth be told.

And when one does fail, as you report above, there are actual consequences. Ross' mistake was corrected within hours, and he's been suspended, reputation in tatters. I would hope for something similar from the likes of Breitbart, but I am chuckling as I even try to type this sentence.

And in terms of crowing before the sunrise, there's much to worry about, and certainly nothing positive for the Prez in the Flynn flip. The rope is continuing to tighten, or (ahem) the stars to align.

Gary: nice troll - except you really can't expect anyone to believe your harassers claim. It's a fudge too far, even for this publication's more active readers.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 3, 2017 at 7:46 am

I thought that the last two posts by Trump supporters - the wacky one and the cut-and-paste guy - were so weak that they weren't even worth responding to, and I have a pretty low bar.


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Posted by Hotslide, a resident of Oak Tree Acres,
on Dec 3, 2017 at 11:12 am

I still don't understand why Tom, this hateful lib, gets his own spiteful blog in this rag. Of course the overtones of the whole paper are socialist to the max, but he must have a "special" arrangement with the staff. Quite evident to me.


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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of Danville,
on Dec 3, 2017 at 1:29 pm

Tom Cushing is a registered user.

Psssst - Hots - you want to have a "special arrangement," too? Here's how: listen up.

First, scroll up to the top of this page to the menu item "Blogs." See it there? Click on that.

Second, find the item "Interested in Becoming a Blogger?" on the new page. Got it? Click on it.

Now, you too have a direct line to the Very Top!

Fame and riches await, as does the routine opportunity to be trolled by anonymous mooks who won't even stand behind their opinions by attaching their names to their work. Oh yeah - there IS that drawback - you have to have a byline. It may not be for you, after all.


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Posted by CP, a resident of Livermore,
on Dec 3, 2017 at 3:44 pm

Some folks are going to have to admit that the trump is a DODO bird..tweet tweet...Chirp Chirp!!!

Web Link

I'm enjoying watching Mueller spin his web...HOORAY!


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Posted by SHale99, a resident of San Ramon,
on Dec 3, 2017 at 6:57 pm

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Mueller is coming. Very near Trump or his family members. Look for him to come all the way unglued/unhinged. Our President. Sad!


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Posted by Resident, a resident of Laguna Oaks,
on Dec 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm

“There's much to worry about..."

Even the blogger isn't stupid enough to believe that Flynn being indicted for lying on a procedural matter unconnected to Trump is the same as lying on a criminal matter.

Since Friday, even liberals in the know have had to admit that the Flynn revelations are much ado about nothing. The dumber ones still hold out hope that Mueller finds anything to connect Trump.

It won't happen.

Watch the news cycle this week. By Wednesday there won't be one word of this, following the same pattern as Manafort, Papadapolous and Gates indictments.

And hey Tom and the rest of you libs, how's about that tax bill that cleared the Senate late Friday? That ACA mandate got wipe away, lol!

I love watching you guys flounder in frustration,. You remind me of Charlie Brown trying to kick the football only to have it pulled right before he kicks.

“Arghhhhhh!"

I love this winning.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 3, 2017 at 9:44 pm

"I love this winning. "

As Trump and his administration stumble again and again and again, the claims of "winning" by Trump supporters like yourself sound increasingly hollow. I'm pretty sure that you realize that this Presidency has real serious problems even while you try to put on a brave face and whistle to yourself in the dark.


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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of Danville,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 7:15 am

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Res: I'm interested - have you run the numbers on your personal tax situation? I wonder whether the several remaining Republicans in this valley will get mixed results if that solitary not-even-a-win-yet actually gets enacted.


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Posted by American, a resident of Danville,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 7:33 am

Learned Hand, aka Tom:

I love humor, and the funniest things I read from you were your posts on what a great guy Bruce Maxwell is(pointing a gun at female food delivery driver and getting arrested) and you noting the jury in San Francisco got the verdict right(any attorney who actually practiced law would know this was a slam dunk manslaughter case where all the factual elements existed)

Keep the laughs coming...


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Posted by Resident, a resident of Laguna Oaks,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 7:56 am

Sam,

You say the administration is stumbling, please do us a favor and tell us where this is taking place?

Tom,

I take a hit on my personal taxes. My business does significantly better. For me, I slightly come out ahead.

I'm taking the long-range view of the bill. I think it's good for jobs.






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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 8:11 am

@Resident :"You say the administration is stumbling, please do us a favor and tell us where this is taking place?"

Wow. I knew that some of the pro-Trump people here were out of touch with reality, but I didn't think that you were one of them.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 8:21 am

@Resident :"I'm taking the long-range view of the bill."

We'll see if many of Trump's middle and lower middle class supporters take as a forgiving of a view as you do when they look at their new tax bills.


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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of Danville,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 8:21 am

Tom Cushing is a registered user.

Am: it always amazes me that you believe I am the only literate liberal lawyer in this valley. Outside this little red speck of a Town Square/blogosphere, you reside in a deep blue ocean - with many, many capable 'sharks' swimming in it ;-) . I admire what 'Learned Hand' wrote in the TS - he/she is on the money. For non-lawyers, he was an actual, highly respected jurist. Every lawyer seeking an alias would consider using that moniker, and it does sound to me like those words came from an attorney.

Further, and more important, how could you possibly miss the blatant Hypocrisy of hiding behind your alias, while at the same time attempting to "out" others who use an alias? On this blog I don't much respect those who use aliases (especially the trolls, which you are not), but it's the rules of the publication to allow them. You've chosen to take advantage of those rules and not to stand behind your opinions - so be it (chicken). But you want to deny to others that same shield you use all the time! Quite despicable, it is.

By contrast, I know who you are, but I have Never seriously considered "outing" you - it would be wrong of me to do so. Perhaps you might consider extending that common decency to others with whom you interact.


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Posted by American, a resident of Danville,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 9:11 am

Tom: Your writing style, phrases, punctuation, and views seemed identical to "Learned Hand", so I assumed(apparently incorrectly)it was you. Moreover, it seemed so transparent that it was you that I assumed you would realize that your regular readers would think it was you, and you would have no problem with us noting it was you. Apparently, that was not the case, and I apologize.

However, I do not take kindly to be called " a chicken" or "despicable" for not using my actual God given name on this blog. You, I would assume, would realize, that being a Republican is the scarlet letter in the liberal Bay Area, and could adversely affect me professionally and personally. If this publication was in the conservative Midwest where I grew up, I assume many of your fellow liberal followers would also not use their actual names when posting their opinions, as there it could adversely affect them professionally and personally.

Finally, I am deeply troubled by your assertion(threat) that "you know who I am". You could not know this unless you illegally violated terms of this publication privacy rights, or you got someone else at your request at this publication to illegally obtain that information and violate my privacy rights. I thought you, a card carrying liberal, respected the right to privacy, or at least, as an attorney, remembered that you took an oath when sworn in to follow the Constitution and all laws. Sounds like I need to retain a plaintiff's attorney specializing in privacy rights to immediately look into your illegal violation. Please put the publisher, Gina, and your own E and O's coverage carrier on notice.

I would also warn everyone reading this publication to stop posting any comments as apparently Tom and/or others at this publication are illegally violating the terms of this publication and obtaining information on who is posting.


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Posted by Resident, a resident of Laguna Oaks,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 9:23 am

Sam,

So we can all see that you won't answer the specific question I asked, good to know.




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Posted by Scott Hale, a resident of San Ramon,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 9:47 am

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odd. Seems there are a lot of posters here who only have opinions when they are anonymous. Kinda makes you wonder if they are really bumps on logs in 3D life?
easy hiding behind a kb, aye silly screen names users?

If the GOP cheerleaders (the sr one still to check in) are proud of their President, well that would say a lot. Even our allies laugh at 'our' President, or worse, just ignore him.

And those who praise the 'tax bill', please don't cry here when your taxes actually go up....and please, you can't mention the deficit ever. Amazing how the GOP went from whining about the deficit to exploding it once they were in charge. Hmmmmm. And please take a look at your recent re tax (due very soon) if over $10k or any amount you won't be able to do anything tax wise with that pymt. Let the GOP howling begin....Trump/GOP screwed Calif, on purpose. His feeling were hurt, I guess.


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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of Danville,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 9:48 am

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Am: you are hilariously transparent.

1 - you assume LH is me, and that I wouldn't mind being outed, gleefully, both in that thread and here. Why (oh, WHY?) would someone use an alias if he/she didn't mind being identified (which is, after all, why you say you are using your alias)?? That 'defense' obviously makes no sense, counselor.

2 - You claim that you use your alias out of fear of reprisals from some illusory liberal gestapo. That's kind of like fearing a monster under your bed - a convenient boogeyman, which simply doesn't exist. Most people grow out of it. How timid of you.

3 - Only you would interpret a public commitment Not to do something as a threat to do it. Over these 300 blogs, you have left ample public indications of your identity - the dog park references, your schools, your midwest upbringing, etc. - it wasn't hard to figure out, AND it violated nothing, nada, - there's not a single shred of impropriety in it, by me, Gina, or anyone or anything else. I was just curious. Your own sloppiness waived any privacy concerns - a self-inflicted wound. But there's not even been any disclosure - nor will there be. So bring it on - you will lose - and I hope in your actual professional opinion you know how empty that threat really is. If you don't, ask any other lawyer.

4 - any outrage you actually feel only emphasizes my point. If anonymity is so, so precious to you, then why would you not recognize and respect its value to others? Hypocrisy is ugly.


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Posted by American, a resident of Danville,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 11:26 am

Tom: I have not been to the dog park in more than 10 years, I have never identified the names of the colleges I graduated from(and even if I did there are thousands of CA attorneys from those colleges) and simply noting I grew up in the Midwest also applies to thousands of CA attorneys. I have never said anything that would enable you to positively identify me. We both know that.

The only way you could know who I was if you illegally obtained at Danville Weekly my email address that my comments were sent from, and then illegally cross-referenced it to the State Bar website, or other entity. That is illegal, violates the terms of use and my expectations of privacy, and is actionable. Each time you mentioned, orally, or otherwise, to anyone my identity, you republished this illegality.

Hence, either you illegally obtained my information to learn who I was, or you lied and you actually do not know my identity. Those are the only two options, counselor. Which one is it?

If you acknowledge you lied and have no idea who I am by the end of the day, I will cancel the appointment I scheduled for Thursday with an attorney in Sacramento specializing in these type of privacy violations. Other wise, counselor, see you and Gina in court.


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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of Danville,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Tom Cushing is a registered user.

Am: I will not be fooled into publishing your identity. I will likely go to my grave with it (though not soon), and assuming I'm right (as I often am). I got to it via your writings, and nowhere else - once again your erroneous, limiting assumptions lead you astray when your emotions overrun your training.

Be certain to discuss with your new friend the occasions on which you referenced knowing me from the dogpark. They occurred several times, between threats to lead a boycott to have me removed from this blog, and your several temporary "self-deportations." Those were bluffs, too - you have a history of them. Anyway, enjoy your trip.

Or, you could also solve your problem by quietly learning a lesson, and merely refraining from trying to invade the treasured privacy of Other alias users. Washing your unclean hands of it, so to speak. That's really the point here, after all.



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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 12:34 pm

@Resident: "So we can all see that you won't answer the specific question I asked, good to know. "

It's not my responsibility to read the current front page news on Trump from any major news website to you, Resident. Trying to play dumb just shows that you're trying to waste my time.


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Posted by Tom T, a resident of Danville,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 1:21 pm

Tom as a man who did in fact vore for Mr. Trump. If he colluded with the Russians to win the election I want his orange butt thrown in jail. So far I do not see the evidence to support that but this show is far from over.
Also it does seem that Gen Flynn lied to the FBI as did Mrs Clinton no?


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Posted by Tom T, a resident of Danville,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 1:24 pm

And another thing..

I may disagree with you on many/most things but I would never want your voice silenced nor would I be anything but civil to you online or in person should we ever meet. My guess is on many issues we could find common ground but of course in these times that is not a popular though for either right or left.
Interesting times.
Please KEEP posting.


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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of another community,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 1:57 pm

Thanks, Tom T! We Thomases may be Doubting, but we're agreeable sorts.

I'm not certain how to compare the two situations, straight-up, but it may be the Least thing that the General could be charged with, and the Most Serious that might be charged of Mrs. C. There may also be proof problems regarding lies vs. miss-statements, and other differences, but I've never practiced in the criminal arena.

Extracting that plea ensures that Flynn will be found guilty of SOMEthing, while Mueller holds much more serious charges over his head (and his son's) to ensure his continued cooperation. It also makes it clear to any others in-peril that the probe will probably learn everything that Flynn can tell it. That might lead them to ponder their own futures. It's a very deadly serious endeavor, and ponderous beyond the patience of many observers.


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Posted by Gill, a resident of San Ramon,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 2:27 pm

Well, hidey - ho simpletons, namely anyone who thinks they know what is going on regarding our prez.

See, first there was the collusion allegation. Now, it's more about obstruction of justice. So, what to make if it? Nada, in my most humble opinion.

What appears equally interesting though is the heat that appears to be directed now, and rightly so, towards Mrs. C. Yikes! And there is plenty of evidence that could possibly send her packing.

However the cases may be, regarding the cougher and the tweeter, one thing is clear, Trump is winning. What? You might cry?

Trump wanted Judge Gorsuch - win for Trump.

Trump's tax plan - win for Trump.

Trump's ban on immigration from certain countries - win for Trump (if you didn't know already, the Supreme Court just voted in favor of the ban - by a possible margin of 7-2).

Say what you want about Trump you wishful Demi-glaces, but Trump is winning.




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Posted by Corey, a resident of Walnut Creek,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 3:38 pm

Tax bill passed? Check
SCOTUS rules in favor of ban? Check
Stock markets reach record highs? Check
Border Wall progressing? Check

Winning!


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Posted by Mark Richards, a resident of Foothill Knolls,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Sam

Given you and your buddies are hoping so badly for impeachment and a constitutional crisis, my next cut and paste effort was either going to be the lyrics of Wish Upon a Star by the great Jiminy Cricket, or maybe All I Have To Do Is Dream by the legendary Everly Brothers

Can't decide, either one seems a fit for your current state


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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of another community,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 4:54 pm

That's the spirit, Mark. Say, howsabout The Little Drumpfer Boy for the Holidays, or for coming attractions, I Fought the Law and the Law Won? Man(afort) on the Run? There's gotta be a million of 'em!


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Posted by Mark Richards, a resident of Foothill Knolls,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Lol..yeah that was a corny attempt at humor on my part

Not very inventive of me, and yes there must be a million of 'em

But you know what swamp enthusiasts - there's only one President

And Orangie is that person. Has to hurt.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 6:16 pm

@Mark Richards :"Given you and your buddies are hoping so badly for impeachment and a constitutional crisis.."

Oh, gee. Yet another guy on these forums who fancies that he can read my mind. The Pleasanton Weekly seems to be full of them.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 6:45 pm

@Corey :"Border Wall progressing? Check Winning!"

Border Wall “ progressing"??? LOL! What is that supposed to mean? Either the Wall (a) has been built, or (b) is being built, or (c) is not being built. Which is it? LOL!

It's been about a year since Trump became President. That “Wall is progressing" talk is sounding pretty old and stale now. Oh, and what about Mexico paying for the Wall? Last I heard the President of Mexico basically laughed in Trump's face when Trump told him that he wanted Mexico to pay for the Wall. Is that effort to get Mexico to pay “progressing", too?

Now if you'll excuse me I need to get back to working on my latest backyard project: A home-built 10 Megawatt Fusion Reactor. How is it going, you ask? It's progressing.


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Posted by Corey, a resident of Walnut Creek,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 10:22 pm

Po Lil' Sam, so full of hate. He can't free his mind and he can't see straight.

He's in the party of harassment, Franken and Conyers too, but least we forget about Hillary, those emails stick like glue.

But fear not little Samster, for Mueller just ousted a rat, and Warren is a liar, the Cherokee will agree with that.

So, Sammy I say to you don't be in such a hurry, I would hate to see you make the same mistake as a San Francisco jury.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 4, 2017 at 11:10 pm

@Corey :"Stock markets reach record highs? Check"

If you invest in stocks, then you must have loved the tripling of the S&P 500 during Obama's eight years . Uh, oh. You didn't sit out of the market because Obama was President, did you? Too bad.


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Posted by cruzy, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Dec 5, 2017 at 12:10 am

Given you and your mates are seeking so severely after prosecution and a sacred emergency, my next reorder exertion was either going to be the verses of Wish Upon a Star by the considerable Jiminy Cricket, or possibly All I Have To Do Is Dream by the incredible Everly Brothers Web Link


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Posted by Corey, a resident of Walnut Creek,
on Dec 5, 2017 at 1:04 am

Yes Sam, the stock's are flying! Thank you President Trump!


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 5, 2017 at 7:24 am

Thank you for giving America an economy in great shape, Obama!


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Posted by Corey, a resident of Walnut Creek,
on Dec 5, 2017 at 10:22 am

Sam can't stick with the topic at hand needs deflection. Po Sam.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 5, 2017 at 12:00 pm

@Corey

Giving up already? Not yet. Still haven't gotten to your "Tax bill passed? Check" comment. Here you go:

"60 percent of Americans say Trump tax plan will benefit wealthy"

"Americans oppose Donald Trump's emerging tax plan by broad a 17-point margin, with 60 percent saying it favors the wealthy -" including six in 10 of the wealthy themselves."
Web Link

Would be interesting to be there to see the reactions on the faces of all those middle and lower middle class taxpayers when they see their increased tax bills and realize that they've been effectively scammed by the guy who they thought was going to help them.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 5, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Oh, forgot to include the reference. Here it is:

ABCNews: "60 percent of Americans say Trump tax plan will benefit wealthy"
Web Link
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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of Alamo,
on Dec 5, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Hey fellas - can we dispense with the adolescent taunts like 'Po' and 'Lil', or 'fat' or 'stupid?' They only add heat and detract from the value of any argument that accompanies them.

Now, all-growed-up taunts (to say nothing of doggerel), they're still okay. ;-)


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Posted by Michael Austin, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows,
on Dec 5, 2017 at 7:01 pm

Michael Austin is a registered user.

Tom,
I appreciate your blogs.

What I notice, is 60 comments, this blog, don't know how many hits.

Trump twitter account has 44 million followers, daily, dusk to dawn.

I appreciate your competition!


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 5, 2017 at 7:10 pm

@Michael Austin

"NEARLY HALF OF DONALD TRUMP'S TWITTER FOLLOWERS ARE FAKE ACCOUNTS AND BOTS"
Web Link

"Obama Beats Trump on Twitter With More Than Double the Following"
"Three of former president's tweets among 2017 most retweeted"
Web Link

Winning!


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Posted by Michael Austin, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows,
on Dec 5, 2017 at 7:41 pm

Michael Austin is a registered user.

Sam:

Your response, A defraying cover screen around Tom, is A typical "troll" response.

Post a couple of >links anonymously<.


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Posted by Jake Waters, a resident of Birdland,
on Dec 5, 2017 at 7:46 pm

Jake Waters is a registered user.

@Tom, of course you reject my history, because you fail to understand the history of the Democratic Party. Born of racism, Pro-Slavery, segregationist, owners of slaves, against civil rights, and creators of the KKK. Here is a book, among may others, written by Dinesh D'Souza called the ‘The Big Lie.' Give it a look.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 5, 2017 at 8:18 pm

@Michael Austin

“Troll?" Did I post anything inflammatory or off-topic or engage in a personal attack against you? No. I simply commented on a subject matter concerning Trump which YOU YOURSELF brought up. Throwing out a spurious “troll" accusation against someone simply because they rebutted your point is pretty childish behavior.


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Posted by Corey, a resident of Walnut Creek,
on Dec 5, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Tell 'em Jake. Problem is, Cushee will ignore what you posted, or deflect from the facts. Sammy does the same thing (except that Sammy doesn't sound like an attorney).



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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 5, 2017 at 8:25 pm

@Jake Waters :"Here is a book, among may others, written by Dinesh D'Souza called the ‘The Big Lie.' Give it a look."

Is that the same Dinesh D"Souza who was convicted of felony campaign finance law violations?


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Posted by Michael Austin, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows,
on Dec 5, 2017 at 8:25 pm

Michael Austin is a registered user.

Sam:

Anyone posting anonymously is a "TROLL".
What part of that, is it that you do not understand?

While I am here posting, I want to point out that Tom can take care of himself, Tom can speak for himself.

My comment was directed to Tom!

Given the above, Sam there is no need for you to be here!


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 5, 2017 at 8:37 pm

@Michael Austin :"Anyone posting anonymously is a "TROLL". What part of that, is it that you do not understand?"

Gee, Michael. Personally, I'm fine with your making up new definitions of common words for your own use, but you should know that the standard definition of an internet “troll" is not “someone who posts anonymously".


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Posted by Corey, a resident of Walnut Creek,
on Dec 5, 2017 at 9:50 pm

Sam said:

"Obama Beats Trump on Twitter With More Than Double the Following. "Winning"

"Winning?" Winning what? C'mon man, make a case. Problem is, you can't; unless of course you feel that the language above will suffice as something academic.

My man Sam, one desperate dude. But that's okay. Trump is rolling right along, and you are powerless to stop him. Of course, you might fantasize about Mueller roping the prez in, and that's okay. But, like heroin, your fantasy is only a temporary fix.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 6, 2017 at 7:48 am

@Jake Waters :"....because you fail to understand the history of the Democratic Party. Born of racism, Pro-Slavery, segregationist, owners of slaves, against civil rights, and creators of the KKK."

You're talking about the racist SOCIALLY CONSERVATIVE Southern Democrats who started the KKK over 100 years ago and who, over time and with passing generations, became SOCIALLY CONSERVATIVE Southern Republicans because, after all, the Republican Party is the party of SOCIAL CONSERVATISM?


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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of Alamo,
on Dec 6, 2017 at 7:48 am

Hey Michael: I do not 'do' twitter the same way I don't do crack, and for the same reason - I'd quickly become addicted. So the way I look at it, I generally get a thousand-or-two overlapping views for this stuff, and the Prez gets zero. It's a beautiful thing.

BTW, your 'troll' definition is pretty severe (plus, we don't Really know that you're Michael Austin Web Link ). To me, they're usually anonymous, but the message content is always inflammatory, and designed to annoy instead of make a point. I seem to draw both kinds of anonymous posters.

Jake: I'm familiar with D'Sousa; he has a following among the credulous, but he's also bat-(guano) crazy. You might consider this recent profile in the actually credible Vanity Fair Web Link , including: "... in his public life he's pathologically drawn to pushing the bounds of civil discourse, often with a disinterest in backing up his assertions with facts."

Or in his own words: “The most powerful country in the world is being governed according to the dream of a Luo tribesman of the 1950s"a polygamist who abandoned his wives, drank himself into a stupor, and bounced around on two iron legs ... raging against the world for denying him the realization of his anti-colonial ambitions. This philandering, inebriated, African socialist is now setting the nation's agenda through the reincarnation of his dreams in his son."

"[Even] The conservative Weekly Standard called the book 'lunacy.'"

On the merits, political parties evolve, or devolve, over time. The Dems lost their southern heritage when LBJ pushed the Civil Rights Act in 1964, and Nixon took advantage in 1968 - essentially, the parties flip-flopped.

And hell, the GOP used to stand for balanced budgets, before they realized they could sell the supply-side snake oil they've been trickling on the public since Reagan. It is once-and-forever voodoo nonsense, but it serves them well, somber sound-bite wise. More on that in another blog.


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Posted by Jake Waters, a resident of Birdland,
on Dec 6, 2017 at 8:05 pm

Jake Waters is a registered user.

@Sam, I will address you first: please refrain from being a troll and carrying the water for your pal Tommy. It is very unmanly and rather weird.

@Tom, I gather from your weak response you haven't read the book, well documented I must say. I would imagine though that Hillary's books are on your coffee table, with worn pages. Just so you know, Dinesh is on a sponsored speaking touring throughout the colleges in this country, and it is driving the snowflakes crazy. He is very informed and a good speaker. His documentaries have been in the theaters.

What is it with you two twins, Tom and Sam, that you love to continue the spewing of Democratic hate and fake information? The unfortunate outcome of all this Tommy, is that you have a megaphone with the Pleasanton Weekly that allows you to hammer your opponents. You do have an impressive resume, which many people love bestowing on you, and I am sure you earned it, but I struggle to see any true thought exhibited by you other than your lack of fair and balanced reporting. Oh well.


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Posted by Mark Richards, a resident of Foothill Knolls,
on Dec 6, 2017 at 8:19 pm

@Sam wrote

"Oh, gee. Yet another guy on these forums who fancies that he can read my mind. The Pleasanton Weekly seems to be full of them."

Sorry Sam, my bad. There is so much underpant-knotting on this blog regarding President Trump it is hard at times to keep track.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 6, 2017 at 8:45 pm

“Just so you know, Dinesh is on a sponsored speaking touring throughout the colleges in this country, and it is driving the snowflakes crazy. He is very informed and a good speaker. His documentaries have been in the theaters.“

Yes, Tom. Convicted felon Dinesh D'Souza"s movies are really a “must-see". His last movie, “Hillary's America" earned an overall rating of 4% on RottenTomatoes! That's an amazing 4 percentage points above Absolute Zero! Read some of the rave reviews by critics! :

“This thing is madness."

“Doesn't even qualify as effectively executed propaganda."

“A series of conspiratorial talking points familiar to Breitbart-oriented readers, but reshuffled in a new, startlingly illogical order."

“It's hard to conceive of how the film could make its argument any worse if D'Souza was deliberately attempting to overthrow the Republican Party from within."

“Earns unintentional laughs time and again, but at a certain point it stops being funny and becomes offensive instead, frightening in its constitutional debasement and exploitative sideshow spectacle. It couldn't be any more un-American if it tried."

“.. agitprop comedy at its most insane, surpassing even D'Souza's previous screeds. D'Souza grasps at historical straws, stretching them to unflattering conclusions"

“Hillary's America" isn't designed to stand up to skepticism. It's not intended to convince or to provoke thought, but to confirm the biases its intended audience already holds."

“The film is an incoherent and aesthetically barren harangue masquerading as a revisionist history lesson."

“A profound failure of unprecedented proportions. An embarrassment for Republicans, Americans, and pretty much the rest of humankind."

RottenTomatoes: Hillary's America: Web Link

""""""""


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Posted by Mark Richards, a resident of Foothill Knolls,
on Dec 6, 2017 at 9:14 pm

@Corey, you can add a Check! next to: recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Another campaign promise fulfilled, CHECK

Let the underpant knotting commence...


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Foothill Knolls,
on Dec 6, 2017 at 9:38 pm

Nice cut and paste, @Sam, well done

Given like 80% of journalist vote democrat, it follows probably a higher % of movie critics are very liberal

Thusly, while I'm not familiar with this Dinesh person's work it doesn't surprise me there would be such venom directed toward his film. Make sense?

By the way, going by his name - Dinesh D'Souza..I'm guessing he's some kind of white supremacist??


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 6, 2017 at 9:49 pm

@Sam of Foothill Knolls

Why would you think that a guy named Dinesh D'Souza is white?


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 6, 2017 at 9:54 pm

@Mark Richards :"you can add a Check! next to: recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital."

From the New Yorker:
“Broad Majority of Americans Support Moving Trump to Jerusalem"

“In a new poll conducted on Wednesday, a sweeping majority of Americans said they support moving Donald J. Trump to Jerusalem."

“The sixty-three per cent of survey respondents who approved relocating Trump to Jerusalem placed few conditions on such a move, other than that it take place “as soon as possible" and that it be “permanent.""

The New Yorker : Web Link

.............


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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of Alamo,
on Dec 7, 2017 at 7:10 am

Aw, Jake: you've mistaken my attempt to be not-unkind to your D'Sousa infatuation for weakness. It's not. I don't read him or others on the fringes who are more interested in being trendy provocateurs than adding any serious commentary to the national discussion. His work has been thoroughly discredited by the Conservative press as I noted, and is rightfully ignored by everyone else.

So where does he go for attention? To college campuses, where he can still get a rise out of some undergrads who find him revolting. When they get older, they'll ignore him, too. I recommend it.


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Posted by Corey, a resident of Walnut Creek,
on Dec 7, 2017 at 9:29 am

Another fly found in Mueller's Vaseline. First, the FBI, and now the DOJ, oh my!

On anther note... The left lost another one. Bye, bye Franken.


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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of Alamo,
on Dec 7, 2017 at 11:29 am

Hi Corey. Riddle me these: if Mueller didn't think he had something, would he bother to keep his investigation squeeky-clean, which it is?

and

How does replacing a Dem with a Dem change the balance of power? It's a bit like replacing Scalia with Gorsuch, in the sort-run (although that stolen seat may do some further damage during its lifetime)?

and, since Franken's accusers were adults, at least,

How do you feel about Judge Roy Pedophile? Is it all just partisanship with you?


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Posted by Resident, a resident of Laguna Oaks,
on Dec 7, 2017 at 2:44 pm

“would he bother to keep his investigation squeeky-clean, which it is?"

Mueller fired his top investigator, Peter Strzok, months ago (we're just now hearing about it) for ant-Trump texts to a woman he was having an adulterous affair. It was recently found out that another of Mueller investigators, Andrew Weismann, was cozy with fired DoJ acting AG through email. He'll be gone soon.

Next up, investigator Jeanne Rhea, former attorney for the Clinton foundation.

You're right Tom, squeaky clean. /s


“Judge Roy Pedophile"

Prove it.

Franken sexually assaulted a woman and it was captured in a photograph. That not one lib democrat on this thread has called for his resignation is not one bit surprising.

I can't wait to go to Jerusalem, the recognized capital of Israel.

Another campaign promise fulfilled.

Winning.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 7, 2017 at 6:16 pm

The entertainment value of seeing a Trump or Moore supporter playing the “Holier than Thou" card never seems to fade.


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Posted by Resident, a resident of Laguna Oaks,
on Dec 7, 2017 at 6:31 pm

Clapping Simian Sam chimes in again with literally nothing of substance to say.

Keep clapping Sam...keep clapping.


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Posted by Scott Hale, a resident of San Ramon,
on Dec 7, 2017 at 7:42 pm

Scott Hale is a registered user.

It's an apple. No matter how many times you YELL it's a banana. It's an apple.


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Posted by Martin, a resident of Beratlis Place,
on Dec 8, 2017 at 2:22 am

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Posted by Resident, a resident of Laguna Oaks,
on Dec 8, 2017 at 8:51 am

It will be reported on ABC today that the date and time were added to the yearbook entry of one of Moore's accusers.

There are numerous reports already that the handwriting doesn't match Moore's, and her lawyer will not release the yearbook for independent analysis, but hey, why let facts get in the way of a good smear campaign.

Hope Roy Moore sues the beejeebus out of her.

And still, Hillary Clinton will never be President.

Winning.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 8, 2017 at 12:52 pm

@Resident

Certainly wasn't very smart of the accuser to do anything to the original evidence. But even though she admits adding some notations, she sticks by her claim that Roy Moore signed her yearbook. Also, there are other women that this one who claim that Roy Moore acted improperly towards them.

Haven't been following this Moore story closely, but not long ago Moore supporters were claiming that the Moore's signature on this yearbook was "too good", in the sense that it was claimed by his supporters to be an exact copy of his signature on another document. Now you're claiming that it's a fake and "the handwriting doesn't match Moore's". So which is it? Too good or complete fake? Seems that you Roy Moore defenders need to all get together and keep your story straight.


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Posted by Resident, a resident of Laguna Oaks,
on Dec 8, 2017 at 1:54 pm

“..,who CLAIM that Roy Moore acted improperly towards them."

Yep, they CLAIM. But do any of them have semen stains on blues dresses from the likes of Billy Jeff, or pictures of them groping like Franken?

Nope, and therein lies problem. This looks more and more like a political hit job the more time passes. The people of Alabama will undoubtedly elect Moore. They will elect him because they, like many others outside their state, will have seen this story for a sham.

If this accuser changed the date, then why didn't she say so I'm the beginning? I'll tell you why, because she and her legal team knew that it would autatically invalidate her allegations. And Sam, please tell us why they won't allow a third party review of the yearbook?

We all know the reason why, it will be shown to be a fraud.

This election is a done deal. Get over it.




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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of another community,
on Dec 8, 2017 at 3:06 pm

Sam: it comes down to this - 8 women aren't enough when it's Your guy, but 6 women are plenty when it's the Other Guy's guy. And we'll throw in the blue dress because ... Clinton! As John Oliver has said "but what about x!" is one of the Trumpistas' most common, and flawed deflections, like all those good Nazis on the other side in Charlottesville.

There's also just no arguing with tribal identification and Loyalty - as someone else thoughtfully suggested: "You can't lead a person away from a position that intellect and evidence didn't lead him to in the first place."

Don't ever 'get over it' - but don't expect the Trump tribe to recognize its fallacies, lies and distortions.

Over/out.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 8, 2017 at 3:22 pm

@Resident: "Yep, they CLAIM. But do any of them have semen stains on blues dresses from the likes of Billy Jeff, or pictures of them groping like Franken?"

So you're saying that no claims by even multiple women on these matters are credible unless they can actually show stains on dresses or pictures or some other physical evidence to back their stories up? Is that what you're going with?


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Posted by Resident, a resident of Laguna Oaks,
on Dec 8, 2017 at 4:16 pm

Sam,

I can claim that you and Tom are insane, yet there you both sit, tapping on your keyboards instead of being admited to Napa State hospital.

Get it, or do I have to explain it with a diagram?

In America we have a court system. These women had every opportunity to take advantage of the privilege of having the fairest society in the history of the world. That they chose to try their cause in the court of public opinion instead of the court system is nobodies fault but their own.

As a lawyer, Tom sure forgets the value of evidence.

Still waiting for your proof. Blue dress, pics...anything.

I won't hold my breath.


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Posted by Resident, a resident of Laguna Oaks,
on Dec 8, 2017 at 4:19 pm

And at last count, it was 28 DEMOCRATS calling on Frankens resignation.

Of course we know he's not going to resign. Political theater.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Dec 8, 2017 at 5:02 pm

@Resident :"I can claim that you and Tom are insane...."

You're starting off a rebuttal to my last post with that? Even you must realize how weak of an argument that is.

Tom Cushing: OK, Tom. You're right. Total waste of time here. I'm done. Have a nice weekend.


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Posted by Scott Hale, a resident of San Ramon,
on Dec 8, 2017 at 5:55 pm

Scott Hale is a registered user.

one wonders how a silly screen name(s) also unregistered can have such strong opinions and yet remain anonymous? the 'I might get in trouble' defense doesn't work here.

You either have opinions or you're are a bump on a log.
sheesh


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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of Alamo,
on Dec 9, 2017 at 8:52 am

Okay, one more. Per Pew Research Web Link, Trump's job approval rating this week = 32%. Pew is an impartial, unimpeachable source.

Inside those 32%, 62% say they can't think of a thing he's done that they don't like. So, about 20% of the electorate are simply, blindly loyal (just like he prefers his FBI Directors to be). A few of them read the danvillesanramon.com.

"Winning."


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Posted by Resident, a resident of Laguna Oaks,
on Dec 9, 2017 at 8:59 am

Polls...

The final bastion of the delusional.

Keep touting your polls just like Clinton did before her loss.




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Posted by Resident, a resident of Laguna Oaks,
on Dec 9, 2017 at 9:03 am

The extent of “Scott Hale" comments on the topic in discussion:

1. Something about apples.
2. Something about being anonymous


Thanks for your esteemed participation, Scott. You've been very helpful.


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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of Alamo,
on Dec 9, 2017 at 9:54 am

Ah, the Clinton fixation, again. And more "but what about!"-ism. When will that spleen ever empty?

But okay, I'll play. Let's assume her polls were off by as much as 5% (they weren't, but okay). I'm pretty sure you'd still need a seeing-eye dog.


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Posted by Resident, a resident of Laguna Oaks,
on Dec 9, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Repeat after me..."President Trump"

That right there is the only poll you should be quoting Tom.


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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of Danville,
on Dec 9, 2017 at 3:10 pm

Tom Cushing is a registered user.

Well ... I really think it needs one of these:

* Putin pending.

But I'll let you have the last word.


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

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