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by fierceredpanda
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Economy
Topic: Bigger Fraud Than Enron
Replies: 14
Views: 464

Re: Bigger Fraud Than Enron

There had been rumblings for a while about GE's Health and Finance divisions gobbling up more and more of the balance sheet, as well as about their rather large amount of debt. It wouldn't shock me at all if it turned out that they were doing a lot of funny accounting and paper shuffling in order to...
by fierceredpanda
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY
Replies: 930
Views: 30272

Re: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY

Sounds like the head of BoP is getting axed because Bill Barr is so appalled that this happened. :fingerwag:
by fierceredpanda
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media
Replies: 7690
Views: 330450

Re: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media

So does that tweet about Philadelphia combined with Bill Barr's despicable remarks about progressive DAs being "anti-law-enforcement" mean that the administration is about to pull an about-face on criminal justice reform? Wonder how Jared feels about that...
by fierceredpanda
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media
Replies: 7690
Views: 330450

Re: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media

How strange. When I opened this thread the photo of D&S popped up and I had a literal, physical reaction to it, like a shiver running up my spine. I don't usually react like that to visuals. Same. There's something uniquely gross about them, and I can't quite explain it. I think the obvious volunta...
by fierceredpanda
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media
Replies: 7690
Views: 330450

Re: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media

A group hug of grifters. Ew. :bigvomit:
by fierceredpanda
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Virtual Drunk Tank
Replies: 366
Views: 45409

Re: Virtual Drunk Tank

I really ought to commission a study on why combinations involving lime, sugar, and generous amounts of rum are so goddamn tasty. It's entirely too easy for me to mix a couple of too-strong caipirinhas (well, caipirinissimas, in fairness, since I don't have cachaca and am therefore substituting Baca...
by fierceredpanda
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY
Replies: 930
Views: 30272

Re: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY

I can disprove the "Clinton body count" conspiracy theory with five words:

James Comey is still alive.
by fierceredpanda
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Larry Klayman
Replies: 3527
Views: 230574

Re: Larry Klayman

Honestly, there are days when I wonder why I haven't gotten into the 501(c)(3) law firm/advocacy/throw-poo-at-wall racket. A former law professor of mine founded a particularly obnoxious right-wing group, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (the name of which, so far as I can tell, is 75% fals...
by fierceredpanda
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump's dementia accelerating?
Replies: 103
Views: 3246

Re: Trump's dementia accelerating?

If that was the case, why not wear contacts? He puts massive effort into looking like an orange fruitbasket every day, so slipping in contacts would not a huge stretch for him. The author mentions chronic dry eye, which isn't uncommon at that age, as an explanation for that. Also, I can personally ...
by fierceredpanda
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump's dementia accelerating?
Replies: 103
Views: 3246

Re: Trump's dementia accelerating?

Slate: What if Donald Trump is Actually Just Blind? An Investigation As President Donald Trump addressed the nation about the two mass shootings that had occurred over the weekend, he said, “May God bless the memory of those who perished in Toledo.” The public reacted with alarm and derision—someho...
by fierceredpanda
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media
Replies: 7690
Views: 330450

Re: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media

"Reign?" He really thinks being president is like being king, doesn't he?
by fierceredpanda
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Who's going to be the NEXT one under the bus?
Replies: 2912
Views: 134728

Re: Who's going to be the NEXT one under the bus?

Here's the thing: Everyone on that list except Chris Wray are OG Team Trumpers. Wray, like Dan Coats, has the temerity to actually say out loud that the Russians helped Trump and are still monkeying with our elections as we speak. Trump doesn't want to hear that. Everyone else on the list is at leas...
by fierceredpanda
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY
Replies: 930
Views: 30272

Re: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY

If more of my clients would like to give me gifts after I get them a great deal, I wouldn't complain. And no, it wouldn't be unethical at all for me to accept. But, honestly, this year I would just as soon more clients just paid me in full. Ordinarily I require the full amount up front, but I extend...
by fierceredpanda
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact
Replies: 1142
Views: 63343

Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

At this point, it's hard for me to envision how the United Kingdom stays united while BoJo is PM. I feel like, before the year is out, either the "Little England" types in the Tory party will succeed in dissolving the UK, or Boris will go down in a vote of confidence. Why can't someone other than Co...
by fierceredpanda
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump's Trade Follicy
Replies: 2202
Views: 107834

Re: Trump's Trade Follicy

ZekeB wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:36 am
Does China have a stock market?
Yes. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong, the SZSE in Shenzen, the SSE in Shanghai, and the CSI 300 index from both Shenzen and Shanghai.
by fierceredpanda
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 8620
Views: 404339

Re: Another Shooting

Regretfully, I can see the twisted logic behind this gambit. Step 1: Offer up gun control legislation of some sort in exchange for Democrats in Congress giving Trump the restrictive changes to immigration law that he craves. Step 2: Democrats refuse for the perfectly excellent reason that this is th...
by fierceredpanda
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Happy Things Thread
Replies: 234
Views: 14524

Re: The Happy Things Thread

The awful news of this weekend put a bit of a damper on it, but yesterday Mrs. FRP and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary. How she puts up with my nonsense, I will never fully understand, but I got smart enough not to question it a long time ago.
by fierceredpanda
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 8620
Views: 404339

Re: Another Shooting

:bag: :bag: :bag:
by fierceredpanda
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 8620
Views: 404339

Re: Another Shooting

Not wanting to quote anyone or call anyone out here, but people assuming facts not in evidence to make ignorant posts above about "ADD medications" can, respectfully, fuck right off. I'm one of the people you're talking about. I don't usually make points of personal privilege here, but I'm doing it...
by fierceredpanda
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 8620
Views: 404339

Re: Another Shooting

I get what you're saying, p0rtia. I just disagree with it. You're proud of Bernie (with his history of being quite cozy with the NRA) for saying "guns" today and upset with Murphy for one tweet where he omitted the word. I guess I'm more concerned about politicians long-term track records than their...
by fierceredpanda
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 8620
Views: 404339

Re: Another Shooting

Uh, just because he didn't say "guns" in that tweet doesn't mean he isn't saying what you want him to say. If you think Murphy is an enemy in the fight against the gun lobby, you don't know a friend when you see one.
by fierceredpanda
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media
Replies: 7690
Views: 330450

Re: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media

Kim's "great and beautiful vision" for North Korea is 99.99% of the population living in permanent near-starvation so they are too busy trying to find their next meal to topple the well-fed, cognac-swilling, Maybach-riding princeling despot leading their country. This isn't hard, and Donald Trump is...
by fierceredpanda
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Military
Topic: Military Mischief
Replies: 514
Views: 49035

Re: Military Mischief

And I suppose those JAG lawyers have no recourse if SecNav and the CNO do as they are told by POTUS? Does the CNO even have any operational authority over Navy JAG lawyers? I thought the service chiefs were essentially advisors to the President and SecDef, but that real command authority resided wit...

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