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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    So I take it y'all have seen the reports that Matt Gaetz is considering retiring from Congress and joining Newsmax...well...there may be a reason for that - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/30/u...stigation.html



    Sure puts his lone vote against the anti-human trafficking bill into context.

    We still need to get to the bottom of what freaky shit is going on with his "son", who there is no adoption paperwork for and who has a real honest-to-god flesh and blood father who never gave him up for adoption. What the fuck is Gaetz up to?
    Old news that’s just getting media attention. Guy has and always will be a scumbag, voted in by the trash that lives around me.
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    I'm kinda hoping Gaetz is into to some super weird sex cult shit and not just rapey activities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unfilteredJW View Post
    Old news that’s just getting media attention. Guy has and always will be a scumbag, voted in by the trash that lives around me.
    Scumbag yes, but this is the first I'm hearing about his potentially sleeping with a 17 year old. It's weird how often Republicans seem caught up in sex scandals with under-age boys/girls or involved in human trafficking, including selling babies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    So I take it y'all have seen the reports that Matt Gaetz is considering retiring from Congress and joining Newsmax...well...there may be a reason for that - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/30/u...stigation.html
    Representative Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida and a close ally of former President Donald J. Trump, is being investigated by the Justice Department over whether he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and paid for her to travel with him, according to three people briefed on the matter.

    Investigators are examining whether Mr. Gaetz violated federal sex trafficking laws, the people said. A variety of federal statutes make it illegal to induce someone under 18 to travel over state lines to engage in sex in exchange for money or something of value. The Justice Department regularly prosecutes such cases, and offenders often receive severe sentences.

    It was not clear how Mr. Gaetz met the girl, believed to be 17 at the time of encounters about two years ago that investigators are scrutinizing, according to two of the people.

    The investigation was opened in the final months of the Trump administration under Attorney General William P. Barr, the two people said. Given Mr. Gaetz’s national profile, senior Justice Department officials in Washington — including some appointed by Mr. Trump — were notified of the investigation, the people said.

    The three people said that the examination of Mr. Gaetz, 38, is part of a broader investigation into a political ally of his, a local official in Florida named Joel Greenberg, who was indicted last summer on an array of charges, including sex trafficking of a child and financially supporting people in exchange for sex, at least one of whom was an underage girl.

    Mr. Greenberg, who has since resigned his post as tax collector in Seminole County, north of Orlando, visited the White House with Mr. Gaetz in 2019, according to a photograph that Mr. Greenberg posted on Twitter.

    No charges have been brought against Mr. Gaetz, and the extent of his criminal exposure is unclear.
    Sure puts his lone vote against the anti-human trafficking bill into context.

    We still need to get to the bottom of what freaky shit is going on with his "son", who there is no adoption paperwork for and who has a real honest-to-god flesh and blood father who never gave him up for adoption. What the fuck is Gaetz up to?
    Maybe the QAnon-asshats and the GOtrumP think the Democrats run a world-wide child sex-trafficking operation out of a pizza joint in NYC because those same people already run a world-wide child sex-trafficking operation out an undisclosed location in Florida. I started this sentence to be a joke but by the time I finished I realized that it could in fact be true. Bad people always see bad things in other people, often things they themselves already do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    Scumbag yes, but this is the first I'm hearing about his potentially sleeping with a 17 year old. It's weird how often Republicans seem caught up in sex scandals with under-age boys/girls or involved in human trafficking, including selling babies.
    Makes him riding that Trump dick make all the more sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unfilteredJW View Post
    Makes him riding that Trump dick make all the more sense.
    Considering Trump's bragging about peeping on underage beauty pageant contestants in their dressing room, it's a match made in a pizza parlor basement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unfilteredJW View Post
    Makes him riding that Trump dick make all the more sense.
    You, sir, owe me a new monitor - now that my current one is covered with the coffee I just spit out after reading this.

    Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    Considering Trump's bragging about peeping on underage beauty pageant contestants in their dressing room, it's a match made in a pizza parlor basement.
    You know...Ghislaine Maxwell was just charged with sex trafficking....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubby View Post
    You know...Ghislaine Maxwell was just charged with sex trafficking....
    And they're both friends with Epstein.

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    https://www.axios.com/matt-gaetz-sex...3c952b914.html

    Gaetz confirmed the investigation, though claims he's a subject rather than a target.

    Gaetz sent Axios screenshots of text messages, emails and documents outlining the alleged extortion scheme, which he claimed was being run by a former DOJ employee. The Justice Department declined to comment.

    Sounding shaken, Gaetz said that for weeks, he and his father been working with the FBI in the Northern District of Florida on the extortion case. Gaetz said his lawyers were informed by the Justice Department that "I was not a target but a subject of an investigation regarding sexual conduct with women."
    Now I don't believe a word he says, but let's see how this plays out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    I was speaking more specifically of the sex trafficking charges Matt "Gets-the-Underage-Girl" Gaetz will soon be facing in conjunction with Ghislaine "what's-my-'suicided'-pool-up-to-now" Maxwell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    So I take it y'all have seen the reports that Matt Gaetz is considering retiring from Congress and joining Newsmax...well...there may be a reason for that - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/30/u...stigation.html



    Sure puts his lone vote against the anti-human trafficking bill into context.

    We still need to get to the bottom of what freaky shit is going on with his "son", who there is no adoption paperwork for and who has a real honest-to-god flesh and blood father who never gave him up for adoption. What the fuck is Gaetz up to?
    Man, Trump and his allies sure do seem to hang out with a lot of pedophiles.

    It must be a coincidence.
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    Multiculturalism hurts and kills. This happened before Trump and it would be happening without him. Racism arises from a multicultural society. If we were monocultural, people would not see issues through the lens of race.
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    I hate personal freedom because people abuse it like a shiny new toy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    Scumbag yes, but this is the first I'm hearing about his potentially sleeping with a 17 year old. It's weird how often Republicans seem caught up in sex scandals with under-age boys/girls or involved in human trafficking, including selling babies.
    We spoke about that here--last year? Year before?--but there was so much other batshit bonkers stuff going on that it kind of got swept under the rug as just another piece of evidence that the GOP is full of criminals and scumbags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benggaul View Post
    We spoke about that here--last year? Year before?--but there was so much other batshit bonkers stuff going on that it kind of got swept under the rug as just another piece of evidence that the GOP is full of criminals and scumbags.
    I thought that was all with Nestor, his adopted "son" whom Gaetz has no adoption paperwork for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    I thought that was all with Nestor, his adopted "son" whom Gaetz has no adoption paperwork for.
    Nah, there was a Baskin Robbins amount of shady variety in the story at the time but we only dedicated a couple pages to discussing it before the next big scandal came rolling down the hill. We have a lot of bandwidth to think about multiple things at once, but the past 4 years has really tested that capacity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benggaul View Post
    We have a lot of bandwidth to think about multiple things at once, but the past 4 years has really tested that capacity.
    I have a genuine fear that I'm forgetting more political jokes from the past four years than I remember to keep in my binders full of political jokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    https://www.axios.com/matt-gaetz-sex...3c952b914.html

    Gaetz confirmed the investigation, though claims he's a subject rather than a target.



    Now I don't believe a word he says, but let's see how this plays out.

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    Underage...sex....it's PizzaGaetz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zan15 View Post
    lol as expected, low class trash doing low class trashy things
    He has to bilk his followers out of more money, any way he can.

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    https://www.politico.com/news/2021/0...reement-478648

    A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a broad non-disclosure agreement that Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign required employees to sign is unenforceable.

    U.S. District Court Judge Paul Gardephe’s ruling generally steered clear of the constitutional issues presented by such agreements in the context of political campaigns. Instead, the judge — an appointee of President George W. Bush — said the sweeping, boilerplate language the campaign compelled employees to sign was so vague that the agreement was invalid under New York contract law.

    ...

    Gardephe’s 36-page decision said a non-disparagement clause in the agreement was similarly flawed.
    So, there are questions whether this ruling voids the NDA's for ALL staffers or just her, but it seems like it voids it for everyone. This seems exclusive to the campaign NDA's, not the ones for the White House.

    But boy...wonder if we'll start getting some juicy details if folks don't have the threat of the NDA/non disparagement agreement hanging over their heads.

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    As I've mentioned previously I will have to start giving my reports before all of the data is in for the day due to my eventual return to work. Assume all of the numbers I post from now on are a slight undercount.

    62,280 new cases, about 2k more than last Tuesday. We are undoubtedly at the beginning of the fourth wave now.

    Top 6:

    New York: 6,760 new cases; 60 deaths
    Michigan: 6,306 new cases; 52 deaths
    Fuck Florida.
    New Jersey: 4,871 new cases; 82 deaths
    Pennsylvania: 4,609 new cases; 32 deaths
    Texas: 3,971 new cases; 110 deaths

    Michigan continues their massive climb, New York reports in batches so their final numbers will likely be a bit higher and Texas continues failing to test adequately even as their positivity rate climbs--probably so Abbott and other Texas GOP can try to frame their inevitable deadly outbreak as "OMG OPEN BORDERS DEMS ARE ALLOWING FILTHY IMMIGRANTS TO INFECT US ALL!" So enjoy that. You'll note that Florida has remained in the third spot pretty consistently for many, many months now. I don't put them there arbitrarily. It's always been based on their numbers. Just FYI. Fuck Florida.

    872 deaths is about 150 fewer than last Tuesday and brings the total to 564,137. California will no doubt be adding several as the day comes to a close as will a few other states, so that's actually a narrower margin than I'd like. I still expect us to be under 1k several days this week. Let's just hope the recent uptick doesn't affect that too much--

    Related news:

    U.S. Covid Deaths Expected to Rise Soon With New Wave Emerging--God DAMN it.

    Still stay safe, folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
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    Yo...YO. There's a contact page for scheduling Trump to show up at birthday parties and weddings - https://www.45office.com/info/scheduling-request

    You can literally book the clown for clown shows now. Internet, do your thing.
    Wow. I wonder how the rabid fanbase feels about this. Name literally any President, other than Trump, who has done (the time-based equiv) of this.
    So... again... this is nothing new.

    Obama's speaking engagement request form from his official website.

    George W. Bush's speaking engagement request form from his official website.

    Bill Clinton's speaking engagement request form from his official website.

    Of all the myriad things Trump has done, this is by far one of the most "normal".


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