Patterico's Pontifications

4/19/2017

O’Reilly Out at Fox News

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:09 pm

Who cares? I don’t watch Fox News any more and haven’t for years. I watched Bill O’Reilly enough to figure out I don’t like him. Good riddance.

[Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.]

239 Responses to “O’Reilly Out at Fox News”

  1. And that’s tonight’s talking points memo

    Patterico (115b1f)

  2. Yes, I didn’t like him too but this will be one more scalp on the leftist wall. I’m not sure that bothers you.

    But may be it should.

    Mike K (f469ea)

  3. Therein lies the rub, the left is very eager to wipe any opposiotin off the board, for real and imagined reasons.

    narciso (d1f714)

  4. Good luck with that, Mike K. The NYT is far more credible than O’Reilly, doncha know.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  5. Ann Coulter out at Bezerkley.

    Fascists rule.

    NJRob (43d957)

  6. Annie says she’s gonna show up and speak anyways….let the riots commence!

    harkin (517285)

  7. “My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.” – President Gerald R. Ford, August 9, 1974

    Bye-bye, Papa Bear.

    “Good night and good luck.” – Edward R. Murrow, CBS News

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  8. When bore polished the sack of obama prior to his first election, thats all I needed from that egotistical prick.

    mg (31009b)

  9. O’Reilly is a pompous, illiterate clown. Not a conservative clown, just a clown. He has no clue what conservative policy positions are, and couldn’t find one if it was stuffed in his ass. Well, maybe if there.

    SPQR (a3a747)

  10. Yes, I didn’t like him too but this will be one more scalp on the leftist wall. I’m not sure that bothers you.

    But may be it should.
    Mike K (f469ea) — 4/19/2017 @ 8:33 pm

    Not my favorite either but the left seems to be getting its Schadenfreude going. And to think Ted Kennedy got away with murder.

    AZ Bob (f7a491)

  11. “You have the last word.”

    (Always has the last word anyways you f*cK*ng idiot)

    Dejectedhead (d3cff5)

  12. If that outtake of O’Reilly freaking out on A Current Affair is a tell there may be a few things we didn’t know about Kasey Kasem and Buddy Rich.

    Pinandpuller (545203)

  13. I am pleased, on the one hand, that a populist bully who with utmost hypocrisy claimed he was looking after “the folks” has fallen. On the other, I am distressed that yet another significant figure on the Right has been picked off by the Left. This was an Alinsky lynching.

    Worst of all? The Five is promoted to 9 o’clock! The Murdoch brothers will rue this set of decisions. They were hellbent on ridding the place of Ailes and O’Reilly. Fools.

    Ed from SFV (3400a5)

  14. I think someone will put together a network that will be what conservative viewers want. A huge opportunity awaits.

    mg (31009b)

  15. Murdoch’s sons, Lachlan and James are in charge at FOX and intend to re-imagine the network in much less conservative terms. That’s been their intention since the were given the reigns.

    Once Roger Ailes was out the door was open to get rid of O’Reilly and the enormous potential liability he represented. The dumb pinhead played right into the hands of his many enemies, accusations of sexual misconduct have followed him around like a dark shadow for years as have stories of substantial hush money payments.

    O’Reilly brought himself down, and the arrogant ass deserves it, and more.

    ropelight (2715b3)

  16. we have such a shortage of sleazy cable news propaganda sluts

    this is a huge loss

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  17. Wow, you guys seem to hold a lot of personal animosity toward Bill O’Reilly. Or is this just the usual leftist schadenfreude always displayed when misery befalls someone to the right of Stalin? As usual all the leftists out there are tickled pink one of the few non-leftist talking heads has fallen and oddly you guys are joining them.

    O’Reilly always came off as an arrogant smart-a$s to me as a person but as far as his show was concerned it was one of the few non totally leftist on TV. Perhaps he will be replaced with someone from BLM or CAIR or a really hot illegal immigrant.

    Well, the leftist juggernaut continues inexorably toward the demise of the US.

    #neverTrump #neverO’Reilly

    Rev.Hoagie® (785e38)

  18. There’s vanderbilt and maddow and scary Larry and pajamas Bo. Hayes

    narciso (d1f714)

  19. And if you don’t believe the leftist juggernaut continues inexorably toward the demise of the US, here is the latest ad from Liberty Mutual.

    https://youtu.be/WP6culE9pus

    Rev.Hoagie® (785e38)

  20. Baba O’Reilly…

    In other news, there was collusion with foreign powers during last year’s election, but it was John Brennan in support of the Clinton campaign… https://spectator.org/confirmed-john-brennan-colluded-with-foreign-spies-to-defeat-trump/

    Colonel Haiku (b84dde)

  21. Yrs its rather rince and repeat, beginning with cosby moving on to ailes and now o’reilly.

    narciso (d1f714)

  22. “Bill… after all these years of success, all of the good things you’ve done, the time has finally come… Bill, are you masturbating?”

    – Murdoch family

    Colonel Haiku (b84dde)

  23. The remake of FNC has been a work in progress since Rupert elevated his sons. The new host tryouts have been underway for months with the many fill-ins at 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10. The O’Reilly assault only hastened his departure. It will be interesting to see if the new younger, more female, less ideologically rigid night time lineup lasts longer than the “new” Coke. Meanwhile both Ailes and O’Reilly are learning the wisdom of the golden rule.

    crazy (d3b449)

  24. What does that mean? “To be fired” I don’t know what that means!?!?

    NNNNYYYEAAAAH I can’t harass her, there’s no, there’s no WOMAN there

    Ahhhhh F$%@ it! I’ll do it live! I’ll harass her and I’ll do it live! F@&^ing Fox SUCKS!

    Patrick Henry, the 2nd (e04f50)

  25. Greetings:

    Have you talked with your therapist about what those Oyrish guys did to you in grammar school ???

    11B40 (6abb5c)

  26. narciso @2 I thought the big reason Rush survived the advertiser boycott was he owned the show. I suppose another reason is that many of his advertisers were ideological, and it’s also true because he didn’t really do or say anything very wrong, and it wouldn’t color anyone’s general impression of Rush Limbaugh.

    And it does seem true he was targeted this way because of where he fell on the political spectrum, and whom he fawned over or did not.

    Sammy Finkelman (26a080)

  27. And Doofus is reportedly getting millions of dollars in his “parachute.” For getting fired. Only the wealthy get paid for getting fired.

    Tillman (a95660)

  28. Have never understood what makes people watch. Could never take more than 5 minutes of listening to him.

    Tucker Carlson, on the other hand, is high entertainment.

    shipwreckedcrew (56b591)

  29. Well, that’s not true. Only the wealthy get paid millions for getting fired.

    That’s fine. I’m just happy that he was fired.

    Leviticus (efada1)

  30. He did go full K-12 catholic despite having been in L.I. pre-MS13.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  31. The Murdoch sons got tired of paying out huge settlements. After O’Reilly’s 2004 lawsuit settlements and a messy divorce, O’Reilly kept looking to….do stuff… at work. The guy is a workaholic, so apparently socializing out side of work was impossible. But that does not excuse this behavior,in fact it’s really quite stupid. O’Reilly gave his enemies in the MSM and within Fox the sword.

    Think Carlson will do fine, and Hannity will still have his audience(though why anyone cares what Gingrich or Rove have to say again is lost on me). The rest of it, who knows. I like Greg Gutfield, but not sure how that works .

    Bugg (08921e)

  32. He didn’t get paid for being fired. There was a clause in his contract that said he got the money, or a certain amount of money, regardless of whether or not he was fired, with maybe some exceptions that, if included in the contract, they didn’t want to argue about or be sued over.

    Maybe O’Reilly settled for something less than the maximum, in exchange maybe for more freedom to go to a competitor. Roger Ailes drew up very strong contracts for himself, and the people he promoted.

    Chief Executive Officers of corporations also have such contracts – they’re called golden parachutes, maybe only when there is a penalty. I think by law no one can be compelled to retain anyone – they can only be sued for their pay. And no one can be forced to work for anyone – they can only be prohibited from working for anyone else. When Broadway actors quit shows, they used to get injuctions against them working for anyone else. gthey couldn’t get an injunction demanding that they work. How could yu determine anyway that they were giving their best efforts?

    Sammy Finkelman (26a080)

  33. 28.And Doofus is reportedly getting millions of dollars in his “parachute.” For getting fired. Only the wealthy get paid for getting fired.
    Tillman (a95660) — 4/20/2017 @ 8:19 am

    That “doofus” as you call him is worth over $70 million and probably generated over a billion in sales revenue for FOX. He’s also written about six books and given millions to charity. What have you done lately? And BTW, government employees get paid for getting fired too.

    That’s fine. I’m just happy that he was fired.
    Leviticus (efada1) — 4/20/2017 @ 8:25 am

    Aaah Envy, my second favorite deadly sin. Spoken with the schadenfreude of a true leftist. I presume joy at someone else’s misfortune is now considered a positive thing in this brave new world.

    Rev.Hoagie® (785e38)

  34. Rupert raised him some trashy-assed no class little boys is the takeaway here more than anything we’ve learned about cable news propaganda slut Bill O’Reilly i think

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  35. Much ado about nothing. This is purely the free market at work. O’Reilly made money for Faux by making morons believe they were intellectuals because they listened to his puerile maunderings. He stopped making money for Faux. Faux didn’t want him to employ him anymore.

    nk (dbc370)

  36. Hoagie, wealth implies neither morality nor superiority. Authoritarian much?

    Tillman (a95660)

  37. in other tv news the english royal concubine’s sister’s fiance is quitting the tv production company he started with his brother

    so as you can see this is a time of tremendous turmoil in the tv whirl

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  38. Don’t be disusing pippa pikachu.

    O’reilly discovered what Mclean stevenson and David caruso and the first Darren found out, they aren’t irreplaceable.

    Meanwhile on the magicians

    narciso (d1f714)

  39. #37 tillwoman, did you actually just admit that wealth doesn’t imply morality?

    … that sentiment will anger a lot of your fellow left wingers since they equate wealth with being bad and equate poverty with being good

    it sounds like you’re implying that a person’s behavior defines their morality — rather than their bank account

    congratulations, you finally expressed a conservative thought

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  40. “Aaah Envy, my second favorite deadly sin. Spoken with the schadenfreude of a true leftist. I presume joy at someone else’s misfortune is now considered a positive thing in this brave new world.”

    – Rev. Hoagie

    Misfortune? He repeatedly sexually harassed the women in his workplace, and he has been fired for it. That’s not misfortune – that’s justice (at best) or the consequence of damage control (at worst).

    He made his millions as a professional assh*le. Now he can go enjoy them as an amateur one.

    Leviticus (efada1)

  41. On top of that, he was a race traitor going after Jehmu Greene, a black woman. That’s the kind of thing that’s leading us all into white genocide.

    nk (dbc370)

  42. The Left didn’t get a scalp, because O’Reilly didn’t remotely resemble a conservative or a libertarian. He was just a blowhard showman type.

    Brian (b30e22)

  43. That makes him more a traitor to good eyesight in my book. If I’m going to take my coffee a certain way I’m going to creep over to the entertainment or sports division or hold out for Stacey Dash.

    Hopefully he is not tied to the O’Reillys Auto Parts chain, I need to get both Cabin and Engine Air Filters soon and I’m not not letting the dealer do it at mark-up plus labor.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  44. O’Reilly never cared about anything other than self-aggrandizement. His schtick of picking a random side of the most controversial issue of the day and doggedly defending it with zero rational arguments got old twenty years ago.

    The fact that lots of conservatives identify him as a conservative is a sobering reminder that there are nearly as many idiots on our side as the left.

    StarkChoice (45e938)

  45. I don’t care for O’Reilly, and Fox News would be terrible if not for all the others. But this was a smackdown for ideological reasons, and the harassment claims are dubious. The Murdoch boys just needed to break a contract and this is how they did it. How they expect Fox will appeal to the center-left is anyone’s guess.

    Hannity will leave next. One wonders how long Ailes has to wait until he can start a new, conservative network.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  46. “Hugh Hewitt: Jon Allen, you sly dog, throughout the course of the writing of this thing, you’ve been on my show a number of times, but we’ve had a number of cigars. We’ve lit up a couple of cigars and had long talks about the campaign. You never gave away any of the bigs. And I must tell you the biggest of the bit, and you know, I’ve read this thing, and I’m looking at it objectively as a reporter, is that Hillary autopsied her own server from 2008, and you never ever gave me a blinking look into that story, you bozo. How, you all along knew that had to be the lead, right?

    JA: You know, that’s what we thought. We thought that was something that people would really latch onto. I’m surprised it hasn’t, you know, I’m not surprised that you latched onto it, but I’m surprised it hasn’t been more prominent in some of the reviews and the stories since the book has come out, although it’s only a day old. Yeah, she basically at the end of the 2008 campaign instructed one of her close aides to download the emails of some of her top campaign advisors to figure out who’d been talking to the press, who’d been doing the backstabbing, or presumably if anybody had been talking bad about her, and because she felt that this loyalty was a huge problem for her in 2008. So what she did was figured out how to get all these emails. Now you know, a few years later, she’s making the argument that she didn’t understand what she was doing in setting up a private server outside the State Department system. But it’s very hard to, it’s very hard to reconcile the idea that she understood well enough that she could download her own aides’ emails, but didn’t understand that by putting a server outside the State Department, she was basically preventing people from getting her information during a campaign season, unless of course as happened, there was a court order to retrieve those emails.

    HH: Amie Parnes, the implications of this revelation in Shattered are actually very enormous. And if in fact she ever comes before either a prosecutor or a Congressional committee again, they will be going to intention, management of her server as a result of this autopsy. Can you explain a little more at length while Duane redials up Jon to get a better connection? What actually happened here after the campaign of 2008 vis-à-vis her campaign server?

    AP: Basically, she wanted to know what happened in her campaign. She wanted to know, obviously, leaking was a problem, a huge problem on her campaign. And she wanted to know exactly who was doing what. And she had this crazy, it was this enormous sort of autopsy that she did, a post-mortem where she met with lots of people, wanted to basically find out exactly what went wrong. This was part of it. So she ordered up one of her staffers to kind of go through, read all these emails and find out who was leaking what and where it all went wrong. And this was part of all of that. This was part of her post-mortem.”

    http://www.hughhewitt.com/shattererd-inside-hillary-clintons-doomed-campaign/

    Colonel Haiku (b84dde)

  47. Jehmu Greene is someone who deserves going after.

    I used to watch O’Reilly. Right after his “luffa” incident, I noticed a change in him, how he covered things. Then, about a week later, he had Laura Ingraham on as a guest and she said something to him that got my attention during a somewhat contentious exchange. She said – I’ll paraphrase – I don’t know what’s going on with you, but you have changed.

    She was right, he had. Not for the better, in my estimation.

    Colonel Haiku (b84dde)

  48. 46, does that make Tucker Carlson, as the ascendant #1 conservative personality remaining at Fox, a fake (e.g. David Brooks), a rank opportunist (Douthat or Stephens) or someone whose previous poor track record makes him a “cheap date” contract-wise?

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  49. Hannity isn’t going anywhere, the only skeleton in his closet is his sketchy fundraisers.

    Davethulhu (fab944)

  50. sean hannity said i was hot and also chocolate

    ok where my check

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  51. Preponderance of allegations legal standard tried in the public space (e.g. Press, popular culture), and the state-established Pro-Choice Church (i.e. selective, opportunistic, unprincipled), are a clear and progressive threat to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for everyone.

    n.n (1ff1b1)

  52. Party of personal responsibility.

    Davethulhu (fab944)

  53. 47. http://www.hughhewitt.com/shattererd-inside-hillary-clintons-doomed-campaign/

    it’s very hard to, it’s very hard to reconcile the idea that she understood well enough that she could download her own aides’ emails, but didn’t understand that by putting a server outside the State Department, she was basically preventing people from getting her information during a campaign season, unless of course as happened, there was a court order to retrieve those emails.

    No! This spin is wrong.

    The whole point of having a private server is that even with a court order, you couldn’t get it.

    That argument above is an argument she was worried that somebody illegally would access all the e-mail, but in that case, GMail or Yahoo would have been fine. Well, maybe not yahoo – it got hacked. (her accessing her aide’s e-mails wasn’t illegal)

    And she kept the whole fact that she had a private server a secret too. The way things broke, she felt compelled to make a lot of e-mail available, and then made a big show of requestingeverything she turned over be released, which it was eventually, after the State Department reviewed it for classification, which caused another problem for her.

    But I think she and her lawyers reversed engineered what was turned over to the State Department to make sure nothing incriminating was turned over.

    Sammy Finkelman (26a080)

  54. Sammeh… Ace Contrarian. You should get your own radio show.,

    Colonel Haiku (b84dde)

  55. The attorney for bill must be making millions.

    mg (31009b)

  56. Early in my own blog’s history, way back in 2004, I blogged about O’Reilly and his excreble lawyers’ childish, bullying, and incredibly stupid response to the filing of Andrea Mackris’ lawsuit, in which it was obvious to any outside observer from the very start that Ms. Mackris must have audio tape recordings to back up the very specific, incredibly detailed allegations she was making against O’Reilly: Beginning litigation with all the knobs cranked up to eleven.

    I also wrote about the possible merits of Mackris’ claims, and about the settlement only a couple of weeks later, in which O’Reilly may justly be characterized as having slunk away shamefacedly after paying unspecified millions in hush money.

    He’s occasionally funny, in the way that one enjoys watching a less-favored clown beat up on an even-more-unfavored clown, but the shame is that he attracted so many viewers, he’ll retire with an eight-figure golden parachute. Good riddance to him. He can afford to buy lots of loofahs.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  57. @49- TC’s contract is far less; his ratings adequate for now w/advertisers and the time slot is prime. It’s a good short term damage control move by Fox on that point. The bigger issue is why publicly-traded 21st Cent. Fox management re-upped O’Reilly aware of these issues and paid off past harassment claims to go away. ‘Course a cabler that excels at showcasing lipglossed, rouged cleavaged miniskirted blonds with special leg lighting for same should have expected this. The stink of Ailes remains at 1211 6th Avenue.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  58. @58. It probably was more about his stupid wisecrack about Maxine Water’s need to update her “James Brown” wig to a newer style when he was commenting on her calls to impeach POTUS. That’s really the only new thing the Murdoch’s didn’t know about when they re-signed him after the outside counsel had already reviewed his past indiscretions. Never trash a woman’s hair on air.

    crazy (d3b449)

  59. Sanctimonious jackasses always end up badQ

    roger ailes (b96754)

  60. In other news

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.dailymail.
    o.uk/news/article-4429938/amp/Major-road-Paris-closed-police.html

    narciso (8d9016)

  61. The fake outrage over these fake lawsuits by “Liberals” is quite sickening.

    1) Sad the Murdoch Silver Spoon Crowd has no idea they are killing the goose that laid the golden egg. I guess friendships and cocktail parties are more important when you are rolling in billions anyway.

    2) Bill did worse and so did Weiner. And they would have been rewarded if not for the Deplorables. So for DCSA and the like to pretend this something other than a Professional Shakedown … lol.

    Which is why eradication of the Left should be the goal. Not detente. By all legal means necessary, destroy their lives, their families and impound their money.

    Why? Cuz that is what they do first when they can.

    Blah Blah (44eaa0)

  62. ^ POC — the politically active leftists. College Profs, Politicians, Media Types, etc.

    Blah Blah (44eaa0)

  63. hello the only reason the miniskirted blonds have “rouged” cleavage is for to make their boobies look nice

    and it’s a good technique for ALL professionals not just for cable news propaganda sluts

    it’s always nice to see women in the workplace lift each other up instead of tearing each other down…

    it’s about personal empowerment and it’s about owning that power

    These are the values Fox News has always been based on.

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  64. enjoyed the links, Beldar.

    mg (31009b)

  65. “Which is why eradication of the Left should be the goal. Not detente. By all legal means necessary, destroy their lives, their families and impound their money.”

    – Blah Blah

    You sound a tad overwrought, honey. Maybe feets could produce you a tasty beverage?

    Leviticus (efada1)

  66. oh yes yes! tasty beverages!

    at easter they did beverages for us (he is risen!)

    they were non-alcoholic my favorite one had:

    carmelized yellow onion

    asafoetida

    apple

    bay leaf

    not sure how they made it but it was very very tasty

    they did a buncha others and I don’t even know yet what this art is called for to google how to get started exploring this

    but i’m very intrigued

    here’s another one they did – they paired this with dessert:

    pine nut

    blood orange

    chervil

    basil

    citrus peel

    lemongrass

    It would be cool if you could just throw stuff in a juice but i suspect there’s rather more to it than that.

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  67. just throw stuff in a *juicer* i mean

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  68. asafoetida
    devils dung
    lol

    mg (31009b)

  69. yeah i’m thinking they just used an iddle bit, but they say the flavor profile changes if you heat it so who knows

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  70. I plan on pretend O’Reilly is still there, and I just don’t watch his show.

    There. Good as new. Status quo maintained.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  71. Seriously though. Do we want Bill O’Reilly on there bugling the charge for conservatism while he’s always under the threat of blackmail if he doesn’t compromise principles and play ball? Like a televised version of Justice Roberts, or Arnold Schwartzeneggar?

    Oh wait….

    That’s what we already had. Larry Craig looking out for the folks.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  72. Hannity isn’t going anywhere

    If Ailes starts a new network, he’ll leave.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  73. bill had on Lamont, the big black dummy, who never made sense, but was dressed well.

    mg (31009b)

  74. good lord is Roger Ailes even allowed out of the house anymore after the shame he brought on his wife and family?

    plus he looks ripe for a stroke or a heart attack

    plus he’s just a disgusting person

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  75. @59- On the other hand five seconds of Sandra Smith crossing her legs in high-def beats 60 minutes of frozen-faced Greta or an hour of playful-gayful lectures by Maddow and Lemon.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  76. Pinandpuller’s Pecksniffianizations coming soon to a internets near you.

    Pinandpuller (2a5e41)

  77. bill had on Lamont, the big black dummy, who never made sense, but was dressed well.

    mg (31009b) — 4/20/2017 @ 3:26 pm

    Perhaps already mentioned but O’Reilly also played a big part in rehabilitating Al Sharpton. He gave him a platform once a week for quite a while.

    Colonel Haiku (b84dde)

  78. That Sandra Smith leg crossing thing, what channel is that?

    papertiger (c8116c)

  79. @73. Hannity isn’t gong anywhere.

    The last guy perched on the barstool at 2 AM seldom does.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  80. John Podhoretz / Apr. 20, 2017:

    https://www.commentarymagazine.com/podcast/commentary-podcast-oreilly-and-hillary-no-longer-a-factor

    On the second of this week’s podcasts, the COMMENTARY crew (Abe Greenwald, Noah Rothman, and I) do not mourn the demise of Bill O’Reilly but rather seek to explain its causes. We also wonder at the news that Hillary Clinton’s “people” are searching for the traitors who gave dirt to the authors of the hit new book Shattered—because why does Hillary have “people” any longer? And Georgia is on our mind. Give a listen.

    Sammy Finkelman (6f9f42)

  81. There’s more pants to drop there.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  82. While everyone discusses Bill-O, the Religion Of Peace strikes again:

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/04/20/europe/champs-elyses-in-paris-closed/index.html

    Interesting that so many of these cretins are already “known to security services” before they murder, almost like Europe is inviting the carnage.

    harkin (dbcc1e)

  83. @39- “Vitajex. Whatcha doin’ to me.”

    “I’m not just an entertainer. I’m an influence! A wielder of opinion… a force… a force!” -Lonesome Rhodes [Andy Griffith] ‘A Face In The Crowd’ 1957

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  84. drudge has the more arty pic up now

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  85. Bill O’Reilly likes his coffee like he likes his ladies:

    Hot, expensive and in his lap.

    Pinandpuller (2a5e41)

  86. So are they going to bring over Andy Levy and Tom Shillue + two and call it The Nine?

    Is BOR’s nine o’clock slot a stolen seat? Whoever takes it is not my host.

    Pinandpuller (2a5e41)

  87. “I’ll say one thing for him, he’s got the courage of his ignorance.” – Mel Miller – A Face In The Crowd

    harkin (dbcc1e)

  88. harkin (dbcc1e) — 4/20/2017 @ 5:57 pm

    Interesting that so many of these cretins are already “known to security services” before they murder,

    They know about them, but they don’t know what to do with them.

    They could know 10,000, but they are don’t seem to be doing much, or were stopped from, saying, going to Syria.

    Sammy Finkelman (26a080)

  89. narciso says karim c, the suspect, was released last year from a 29 year sentence for killing cops, back in 2000. With that kind of a criminal justice system, what do you expect?

    Sammy Finkelman (26a080)

  90. They tried to capture the drunken insanity of red eye, but it didn’t take.

    narciso (d1f714)

  91. What was it O’Reilly was supposed to have done?

    papertiger (c8116c)

  92. Does this ring true with you?

    “With Berkeley’s reputation as one of the country’s most liberal universities, the campus and surrounding areas have become a target for small, militant and shadowy right-wing groups that have clashed in recent months with equally militant and shadowy anarchist groups based in the San Francisco Bay Area.”

    — NYT on 4/19/17 https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/us/berkeley-ann-coulter-speech-canceled.amp.html

    Remember this dishonesty the next time someone quotes the NYT to support their opinions and/or contentions.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  93. Be a boorish sot, attempting weak passes at guests and contributors not a few of them including Wendy Walsh,’the relationship expert’ kept returning tie the show, I’m spitballing here.

    narciso (d1f714)

  94. “Hi, I’m Vice President Pence, and you’re entering the No Sin Zone!”.

    Pinandpuller (2a5e41)

  95. Wendy Walsh sounds like a Stan Lee creation.

    Pinandpuller (2a5e41)

  96. how weak and bi+ch-like does a lil country have to be to make arresting Julian Assange a numero uno top priority?

    answer: cia/fbi bi+ch-boy weak-like, which is weak to the power of corrupt fbi bimbo james comey COMBINED WITH the self-deluded limp-wristedness of weirdo ex-military turdboy slash harvardtrash loser Mike Pompeo (who seems to genuinely think he’s “in charge of” the CIA lol)

    LOSERS.

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  97. better look out Julian – I heard we sending the US NAVY after you

    LOL!

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  98. At any point, outside of the authorized designated areas where freeing your trouser snake is permitted, did Bill O unholster little Billy? Did he use willy as a swizzle stick in the Fox News common areas?

    Because the stuff Beldar was pitching way back when. A covert tape by some producer gained by extra legal means, that doesn’t rise as commensurate to this amount of punishment.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  99. Mr. papertiger all these chicks Bill is accused of doing innuendo on are nasty low-talent cable news tramps

    hello america?

    this was a high-tech lynching

    and you effing LURVED it

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  100. This was Andrea Makris’ complaint. The settlement of her case was one of the pattern that led to the current decision by Fox, doubtless on the basis of confidential attorney-client privileged advice from outside counsel who’d seen all the underlying documents, heard the tapes, etc., that O’Reilly & Fox have paid millions over the years to bury.

    After Ailes, they have to be hypersensitive to their vulnerability to claims that the company tolerates a hostile working environment. Simply put, they were already well into exemplary damages territory measuring in the many tens of millions whenever the next pretty-good harassment case gets filed. They have to show that they used a big broom to make a clean sweep — “they” including members of the board — so out goes O’Reilly.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  101. Like the Boris gruschebko evidence, its very thin, like alpinelace cheese, which I think is really cheese flavored paper. But we must chase the shadows on the wall.

    narciso (d1f714)

  102. 90 – you seem to be right

    “The gunman had recently been detained for questioning in a police station in Meaux, outside Paris, after “informants” had indicated that he was “seeking to obtain weapons to kill policemen”. But due to a lack of evidence, anti-terror prosecutors “let him go”.

    The 39-year-old gunman was known by intelligence services for radicalisation and had targeted police 16 years ago in a car chase, when he opened fire on officers, according to reports.

    During questioning, he managed to get hold of a police weapon and fire five times. The policeman survived, but the man was sentence to several years in prison for the attack.”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/20/paris-police-close-part-city-centre-amid-reports-officers-shot/#update-20170421-0005

    Wow, if only they’d had information that this guy was trouble and a threat to police…..

    harkin (dbcc1e)

  103. alpine lace isn’t one of my things

    i googled it – it seems relatively common – maybe it’s a regional thing? I’ll start looking for it at delis and such

    my new thing is manteche

    i been getting it at eataly

    the first time we ate the whole thing in these gorgeous thin slices on focaccia

    but the last time it seemed like the cheese was an inedible rind and we just scooped out the butter

    which, that didn’t suck

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  104. So we don’t know what was said on this tape?

    papertiger (c8116c)

  105. I still like Special Report. Can’t watch the rest of it.

    WarrenPeese (d5b1bb)

  106. do you think ivanka can do the vertical splits on the pole like her mama or is she all talk

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  107. “…..even if French people were willing to do the work that gets offered in these prosperous urban centers, there’d be no way for them to do it, because there is no longer any place for them to live. As a new bourgeoisie has taken over the private housing stock, poor foreigners have taken over the public—which thus serves the metropolitan rich as a kind of taxpayer-subsidized servants’ quarters. Public-housing inhabitants are almost never ethnically French; the prevailing culture there nowadays is often heavily, intimidatingly Muslim.”

    https://www.city-journal.org/html/french-coming-apart-15125.html

    harkin (dbcc1e)

  108. O’Reilly wrote a seven-figure check to Mackris precisely so we wouldn’t hear the tape(s) made by Mackris.

    But:

    Only a fool would doubt, at a minimum, that every single direct attribution to O’Reilly made by Mackris’ lawyers in the complaint was, in fact, on the tape(s). If they’d overplayed their hand, they’d have hurt their settlement prospects.

    Indeed, if Mackris’ lawyers had a clue — and every inference confirms that they did — they’d have saved the juiciest parts instead of quoting them in the complaint. It’s not unreasonable to presume, in other words, that O’Reilly would only have written that seven-figure check if he was sparing himself from other, further, and worse embarrassment when/if the tape(s) became public.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  109. So how much of it was true. And/or do nda mean anything anymore or int when Gloria’s cabal finds convenient to breach it.

    narciso (d1f714)

  110. That must have been some tape.

    I imagine Greg Giraldo roasting Kathy Griffin [YouTube] only in Bill O’Reilly’s voice.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  111. The next shoe to drop should be a real ‘Doosey.’

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  112. With talent optional cable spokesdopes, bore should be able to land a job and stop the spin.

    mg (31009b)

  113. bore may have to downsize his lifestyle with these attorney bills.

    mg (31009b)

  114. Sounds like O’Reilly paid out enough money to put a down payment on a remake of Octop*ssy.

    Pinandpuller (5df974)

  115. With regards to Sara Silverman:

    I love you more than Stevie Doosey

    I love you more than Bill loves p*ssy

    I love you more than lawyers are good at math…

    Pinandpuller (5df974)

  116. Alex Jones could take over for BO’R.

    The spin is back…and to left.

    Pinandpuller (2a5e41)

  117. I started working with a Hatian gal. Is it OK to call her African Caribbean?

    She didn’t seem to mind when I said I like my women like I like my cheese: American.

    Pinandpuller (2a5e41)

  118. That’s not entirely true. I love Swiss cheese but “white and full of holes” sounds really creepy.

    Pinandpuller (2a5e41)

  119. The msfm thinks bore is conservative.
    rotflmao.

    mg (31009b)

  120. Every allegation I read was classic demonstration of “it is harassment if I do not like him, flirting if I do.”

    Women are as mentally ill on this issue and hyper sensitive as much as blacks are with waysisisisssssmmmm.

    Add to that huge unmerited payouts by deep pockets and the Lawyer Scum Bag Class … and nothing becomes something.

    Because Lawyers milking conflict is just what makes us Fail America so Great at it.

    Blah Blah (44eaa0)

  121. OMG “Hot Chocolate!”

    My safe space!!!!!!!

    Blah Blah (44eaa0)

  122. Just read an interesting National Geographic issue on Medieval times which states the inclusion of “Barbarian” cultural norms destroyed the Roman Empire. That is to say Rome inviting in “alien” cultures under cut the dominant, successful culture.

    I wonder if our Degenerate Lawyer Class, SJWs and even National Geographic itself who wrote this article could not feel that big fat nob smacking their cheeks and eye sockets with dripping irony.

    LOL.

    Blah Blah (44eaa0)

  123. I read where Jab…er…Jehmu said that the “hot chocolate” came off as from being in plantation times. I don’t think a hot beverage would be much in demand on a humid plantation in the Deep South, let alone a drink made from a premium import.

    urbanleftbehind (4e1550)

  124. #119, good defensive move. And to your #120, that’s almost our President’s specialty.

    urbanleftbehind (4e1550)

  125. 124. Blah Blah (44eaa0) — 4/21/2017 @ 4:51 am

    Just read an interesting National Geographic issue on Medieval times which states the inclusion of “Barbarian” cultural norms destroyed the Roman Empire.

    I think it was the low birth rate of the old Romans, which really dropped in he time of the fiorst emperors. Women used to have ne child (for legal reasons) then none. That’s why soo few emperors were the children of the previous emperor.

    Sammy Finkelman (4591c3)

  126. They are paying O’Reilly $25 million dollars just to leave. Hard to see him as the big loser here, even if it’s a disgraceful aura. He will be back, like Olbermann, somewhere.

    Dustin (ba94b2)

  127. #96 Pinandpuller, except Jack Kirby was the one doing the heavy lifting. Stan Lee just liked to take all the credit.

    I wonder what superpowers Wendy Walsh has. I suppose O’Reilly was trying to find out.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  128. You the Jury would probably love to book BOR and his ladies.

    crazy (d3b449)

  129. Is that the recently deceased Judge in the corner shot with Judge Pirro?

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  130. Tangentially related to topic of this post, but moreso to the United posts –
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-redding-tollway-firing-city-hiring-met-20170420-story.html
    Strogerite Goons!

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  131. “White House officials said Mr. Trump took a personal interest in her case…. ‘He just said, “Let’s bring her home.”‘”

    From the NYT report, “American Aid Worker, Release Secured by Trump Officials, Leaves Egypt.”

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  132. He left out mediamatters, color of change out of the equation

    https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2017/04/20/ask-yourself-why-left-wing-media-personalities-are-never-the-target-of-advertiser-boycotts/

    narciso (4f1249) — 4/21/2017 @ 8:55 am

    Which left wing media personalities should be boycotted, and why?

    Davethulhu (fab944)

  133. Wendy Walsh’s superpower was convincing her lawyer that “not having me on the number #1 News program in America anymore” equals “sexual harassment”.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  134. Well its Gloria Alfred’s daughter, that’s not a big leap. She bought the crump Julian template, coming to a station near you.

    narciso (d1f714)

  135. Who would have guessed “Weather Channel Newscaster #1” from The Day After Tomorrow [IMDB link] had such talent?

    Of course now she’s singing free at last, over how finally, in 2017, an unsubstantiated, half arsed, innuendo is all it takes to destroy a world famous man’s career!

    And thinking of running for office as a democrat.

    http://www.keyt.com/news/ventura-county/wendy-walsh-weighs-in-on-bill-oreillys-dismissal/456885636

    papertiger (c8116c)

  136. @130 Cruz supporter

    I’m a radioactive spider chasing you around your desk…

    Pinandpuller (2a5e41)

  137. By 2008, she had descended to a cameo in superhero movie,

    narciso (d1f714)

  138. Is there a list of the sponsors who tucked their balls up between their legs like a poor man’s Bruce Jenner and bailed on the O’Reilly Factor?

    I wouldn’t want to buy anything they’re selling again by accident, or lack of due diligence.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  139. The last Spiderman, jumped the shark making peter the subject of his father’s experiments for oscorp

    narciso (d1f714)

  140. If Wendy Walsh is looking for a gig I hear The Plasmatics have an opening. Monogrammed jumpsuits are ready to go.

    Pinandpuller (2a5e41)

  141. Wendy Walsh convincing sponsors to pull out is “girl power”? Let’s run that lady for Pope.

    Pinandpuller (2a5e41)

  142. Sounds like BO’R’s offer to be a paid commentator transformed into a position as a paid confidential informant.

    Why didn’t she start on the FOX LA AAA team like that cute Barbiera gal who advertises for Nutri System?

    Pinandpuller (2a5e41)

  143. Judge Napolitano was fired for reporting correctly that Obama is guilty of treason, soliciting surveillance of the President by the UK government.

    I’m detecting a culture change at Fox News.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  144. “They are paying O’Reilly $25 million dollars just to leave. Hard to see him as the big loser here, even if it’s a disgraceful aura.”

    – Dustin

    It’s always easy to see Bill O’Reilly as a big loser.

    Leviticus (efada1)

  145. We could do a remake of Someone’s Killing the Great Chefs of Europe or Murder by Death and substitute FOX News contributors.

    Pinandpuller (2a5e41)

  146. @147

    And I don’t like it.
    “I don’t drink where I’m the only [edit] one with balls.
    [YouTube]

    /open letter for Fox, it’s new management (which was cheated. The best part of them ran down their momma’s leg and made a stain on the mattress), and as previously mentioned, their sponsors.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  147. BOR was Gang of 8 before Gang of 8, his recent Leavittown-influenced change of mind probably sealed his fate. Barberie (Pin’s spelling of Barbiera brings to mind OJ’s girlfriend post NBS) came from the sports division if I recall – Walsh probably didnt want to go coal mining for her fame.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  148. “Judge Napolitano was fired for reporting correctly that Obama is guilty of treason, soliciting surveillance of the President by the UK government.”

    – papertiger

    Wow! Did Judge Napolitano conduct the sentencing hearing yet, after they gave him his gavel back? Has the execution been scheduled yet? I hadn’t heard anything about this – stupid liberal media.

    Keep us posted!

    Leviticus (efada1)

  149. Truth hurts doesn’t it.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  150. @147- Apparently Nappy is still doing afew guest spots on Fox and Friends.

    “Here come da judge.” – Sammy Davis Jr. ‘Laugh-In’ NBC TV, 1969

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  151. Truth hurts doesn’t it.

    papertiger (c8116c) — 4/21/2017 @ 11:13 am

    Even if Nappy was right (he wasn’t), it’s not treason.

    Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason.

    For example, the entire confederacy were traitors.

    Davethulhu (fab944)

  152. The conduit was ex? Byelorussian security serge (like pinchot in Beverly hills cop) milan

    https://spectator.org/confirmed-john-brennan-colluded-with-foreign-spies-to-defeat-trump/

    narciso (d1f714)

  153. Napolitano is standing by his assertion and I haven’t seen any info that disproves it.

    Colonel Haiku (1d71cc)

  154. He’s still with Fox News and his sources stand by their info, as well.

    Colonel Haiku (1d71cc)

  155. I doubt Andrew will be holding the gavel. Might be the Honorable Michael Richard Pence presiding over the Senate which is his duty as Vice President.

    The communications are likely to be scrutinized as part of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russia’s efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  156. So unicorn wrangling is part of their purview, now we don’t know if hannigan was the original conduit as was the aivd Bev and the appropriate arm if the dgse were involved in this snipe hunt

    narciso (d1f714)

  157. So what’s the deal on ex-president criminals/rapists/traitors with regard to offence committed while holding office?

    Was Nixon right? When the sitting president does it that means it’s not illegal?

    papertiger (c8116c)

  158. Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States,

    pResident Obama definitely owed us more than was given. By Oath.

    levies war against them or adheres to their enemies

    Surveillance conducted in the war room. Check.
    Maybe we should list the enemies Obama had no truck with to keep the number manageable.

    , giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere,

    Here, have a look through these NSA intercepts.

    is guilty of treason.

    I agree with that last bit completely.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  159. Napolitano is standing by his assertion and I haven’t seen any info that disproves it.

    Colonel Haiku (1d71cc) — 4/21/2017 @ 11:38 am

    That’s not how evidence works.

    Davethulhu (fab944)

  160. levies war against them or adheres to their enemies

    Surveillance conducted in the war room. Check.
    Maybe we should list the enemies Obama had no truck with to keep the number manageable.

    I hope you didn’t sprain anything making that stretch. That’s not what war is.

    Davethulhu (fab944)

  161. “Napolitano is standing by his assertion and I haven’t seen any info that disproves it.”

    – Colonel Haiku

    Cool. Let me know when the indictment rolls in. Maybe Trump can pick Napolitano to be the judge for that case.

    Leviticus (efada1)

  162. 157. `Colonel Haiku (1d71cc) — 4/21/2017 @ 11:38 am

    Napolitano is standing by his assertion and I haven’t seen any info that disproves it.

    How can he? His sources have turned oiuty to be a mirage.

    What exactly is he standing by anyway?

    Sammy Finkelman (6f9f42)

  163. Dave is right. The proper charge against Obama is abuse of office and related matters. It may not even be indictable in a court of law–but it would be grounds for impeachment.

    He gave aid and comfort to Iran, but there’s no declaration of war against Iran….,

    kishnevi (bb03e6)

  164. Tucker at 8 is gonna be sooo much better they say. #New FOX

    crazy (d3b449)

  165. Kishnevi, that’s referred to as a broken clock.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  166. Bring back the Bow Tie!!!

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  167. ubu, giving him too much credit. A broken clock is correct twice a day, not once in a while.

    kishnevi (bb03e6)

  168. It may not even be indictable in a court of law–

    Actually, it would be: a civil rights violation, “under color of law” I think is the appropriate phrase. As would others. Perhaps RICO?

    kishnevi (bb03e6)

  169. “under color of law” More cultural appropriation!

    Davod (f3a711)

  170. “How can he? His sources have turned oiuty to be a mirage.

    What exactly is he standing by anyway?”

    Sammy Finkelman (6f9f42) — 4/21/2017 @ 12:46 pm

    Break oiuty your proof, Sammeh.

    Colonel Haiku (1d71cc)

  171. Napolitano reported on his website earlier this year…

    “Sources have told Fox News that the British foreign surveillance service, the Government Communications Headquarters, known as GCHQ, most likely provided Obama with transcripts of Trump’s calls. The NSA has given GCHQ full 24/7 access to its computers, so GCHQ — a foreign intelligence agency that, like the NSA, operates outside our constitutional norms — has the digital versions of all electronic communications made in America in 2016, including Trump’s. So by bypassing all American intelligence services, Obama would have had access to what he wanted with no Obama administration fingerprints.”

    Colonel Haiku (1d71cc)

  172. #178 is not the same thing as #177

    Sammy Finkelman (4591c3)

  173. 176. Colonel Haiku (1d71cc) — 4/21/2017 @ 3:27 pm

    Break oiuty your proof, Sammeh.

    I posted it already. That was all in the New York Times, and elsewhere. The 3 sources turned out to be two unknown to Napolitano and someone named Johnson who did NOT say what Napolitano said.

    Sammy Finkelman (4591c3)

  174. Did not see that, Sammeh. What I posted is much more recent and it does seem to support the fact that the judge was on to something. There’s more out there that supports him than just the Guardian.

    With all the American people know about how the Obama administration conducted itself over the last 8 years… the lies, the flagrant deception, their priorities, the executive overreach, and so much more, it does not speak well of your mindset, let alone your detective work.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  175. I wouldn’t even use the NYT for ass-wipe in an outhouse, they are already too excremental.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  176. If you like your credulity, you can keep your credulity, Sammeh.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  177. Colonel, the Guardian link you posted says almost the direct opposite of what Napolitano said: the Brits and others gave the CIA unsolicited information, and no link to Obama. They only coincide on the first sentence in Napolitano’s claim, which expresses a guess by unnamed sources. The rest is pure speculation on the part of either Napolitano or his source.

    If MSNBC had published this with Trump’s name in place of Obama’s, you would be calling it fake news, and you would be correct to do so.

    Now the Guardian article is obviously written with input from the British spies, and is obviously self serving and very possibly itself fake news. But it exculpates Obama and the rest of his WH staff. If it is true, Napolitano is clearly wrong.

    kishnevi (e95dc4)

  178. Napolitano was right about GCHQ’s role… https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/13/british-spies-first-to-spot-trump-team-links-russia

    This doesn’t say what you or Nappy are claiming. British intelligence wasn’t acting at the request of Obama, which is the claim.

    Instead, they were investigating Trump team members contacts with known Russian agents. This information was passed on to the US.

    I don’t see how “Trump team members in contact with Russian agents prior to election” is any sort of win for team Trump.

    Davethulhu (fab944)

  179. Why did hannigan, quit a week after that Jan 19th report, why he want replaced till 6 weeks right before Westminster.

    narciso (d1f714)

  180. I don’t see how “Trump team members in contact with Russian agents prior to election” is any sort of win for team Trump.
    It’s a case of what is not being reported on: the various linkages among foreign governments and entities on the one hand, and Team Clinton on the other hand, which goes beyond the Foundation.

    kishnevi (e95dc4)

  181. For example, renaissance bank that gave bill Clinton a heaping honororair, wee the same outfit that provided cover for one of the hackers that looted the state exchanges, quid pro quo.

    narciso (d1f714)

  182. “H” forced out at GCHQ the next week.
    The plot thickens [YouTube {insert mustache twirl}due to agency cutbacks there will be no orchestra version].

    Muhahaha!

    papertiger (c8116c)

  183. BBC wants the next ‘James Bond’ to be black and Muslim.


    Coincidence?

    papertiger (c8116c)

  184. No, now David harewood, don’t know if he’s related to dorian, he’s played American on homeland and night manager, and British on mi 5

    narciso (d1f714)

  185. There can be a half and half Bond as collateral from Live and Let Die or if the series can wait until 2030s (1/4, from Berry of Die Another Day) which might make sense as a wish granted to a Prince Harry-Megan Markle kid.

    urbanleftbehind (4e1550)

  186. He is British, born in birmingham

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0362873

    His recurring as Martian Manhunter

    narciso (d1f714)

  187. Kumis, shaken not stirred?

    nk (dbc370)

  188. Sobranie hookah with three gold bands?

    nk (dbc370)

  189. Walther PP Assegai?

    nk (dbc370)

  190. Few have known it, for I have kept it locked in my breast, lest, though I live now under the law of the White Man, and the Great Queen is my chieftainess, an assegai still might find this heart did any know my name.

    Bond. Bantu Bond.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  191. And the headline guest for the PREMIERE of the Tucker Factor (not actual program name) is…wait for it…CAITLYN JENNER!!!!!

    Yup. A definite upgrade. No question.

    Ed from SFV (3400a5)

  192. The freed hostage from Egypt visited with President Trump at the WH today.

    Cute as a button, don’t you think? [CSPAN]

    papertiger (c8116c)

  193. caitlyn cut her penis off whereas gayron hernandez just went ahead and killed himself but gayle king is unapologetic about canoodling with the trashy obamas cause she’s a super objective journalist whereas bill o’reilly seems to be pretty much just walking tall and not letting the poopers get him down

    life comes at you fast

    don’t chop off your penis

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  194. GCHQ was spying on Trump sometime in 2015 and alerted their American counterparts. It appears much of Western intelligence agencies were spying on Trump and his associates. It wasn’t done to stop Trump, it appears it was done to curry favor with the next president, which they had no doubt, would be Hillary Clinton. We also KNOW that Obama changed the rules just a few days before leaving office, and we KNOW that Obama released the intelligence data collected by domestic agencies to 16 other intelligence agencies, which included several foreign countries.

    So… make all the excuses you want, no sale here.

    Colonel Haiku (1d71cc)

  195. We also KNOW that Obama changed the rules just a few days before leaving office

    why do people not understand what this means

    for the love of gratuitous shots of nyquil they can’t be that effing stupid

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  196. 201, well why else would he bother.

    urbanleftbehind (4e1550)

  197. Meant at 200

    urbanleftbehind (4e1550)

  198. TDS… like a river it flows and the sunuvab1tch runs deep.

    Colonel Haiku (1d71cc)

  199. i was so confused

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  200. 205 If you need a reason beyond “those barbarian scum stole our girl!”, that’s a good reason.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  201. Why would the ass* Barcky McMomjeans change the longstanding rules on intelligence sharing?

    Colonel Haiku (1d71cc)

  202. Why would Baracky McMomjeans leave Aya Hijazi and family in an Egyptian dungeon for three and a half years, when it only took Trump a week to free her?

    Easy math.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  203. Did Hillary just say she wants to “Make Russia Great Again” to Vladimir Poznerner? [YouTube]

    [edit]ing low talkers. Hate when they use their indoor voice on YouTube.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  204. It turns out that the Obama administration, according to reports, did go to the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) court to gain permission to spy, or electronically eavesdrop, or wiretap some members or elements of Trump’s campaign. They apparently were turned down back in June, and approved in October, after taking Trump’s name out of the request.

    http://www.aim.org/aim-column/investigate-this-russia-obama-trump-and-hillary/

    Obama stopped begging the court for a direct tap on Trump actual – which how f[edit]ing dare he in the first place ( The f[edit]ing sac on this guy. Must droop down to his ankles.) – but what else changed between June and Oct.?
    The Brits doing the heavy lifting for him maybe?

    papertiger (c8116c)

  205. The question is, did they hear anything, and furthermore have they lied about what they heard.

    narciso (1b6cbc)

  206. Actually, the question is: why were so many members of Trump’s crew talking to Russian agents?

    Davethulhu (0075ca)

  207. 213… agreed, narciso, but there are many questions and potential criminal culpability… not associated with the Trump team, but on the part of the outgoing administration, Brennan, etc.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  208. Never could watch that show and take the guy too seriously. Guess he had a following though. Was impressed with Laura Ingraham when she was doing the show. Never could stand listening to her morning radio show though. She’s too awake for me at that hour. She should get that O’Reilly slot.

    jcurtis (5ca355)

  209. What Russian agents would you be referring to, Dave?

    Obummer asked fisa by name for a tap on Trump. No Russians mentioned.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  210. If there was any actual criminality they would have put the cuffs on general Flynn For instance, this is the biggest fakeout since the blair witch project.

    narciso (1b6cbc)

  211. Same for carter page, he’s a bit player, like the two punks in war dogs dealing with Bradley cooper’ s chAracter (who was a Swiss arms dealer named Henri thomet

    narciso (1b6cbc)

  212. Obummer asked fisa by name for a tap on Trump. No Russians mentioned.

    No he didn’t. In fact, he can’t.

    (A) the target of the electronic surveillance is a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power: Provided, That no United States person may be considered a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power solely upon the basis of activities protected by the first amendment to the Constitution of the United States;
    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/50/1805

    Here are definitions of all the terms
    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/50/1801

    Davethulhu (0075ca)

  213. If there was any actual criminality they would have put the cuffs on general Flynn For instance, this is the biggest fakeout since the blair witch project.

    Why do you think the investigation is over?

    Davethulhu (0075ca)

  214. #2 in cinematic fakeouts was the multiple clown sightings in fall of last year which was nothing more than a promo for Boo! A Madea Holiday.

    urbanleftbehind (847a06)

  215. It’s clowns all the way down, ulb,

    narciso (1b6cbc)

  216. It would be a bonus to America if Paul Ryan stayed in Europe.
    lmao thinking back how Joe Joe Biden kicked his pearly whites down his throat in his v.p. debate.

    mg (31009b)

  217. Books I’ve read during rehab –
    A History of the Royal Dornoch Golf Club
    Paris 1919
    Reminiscences of the Links
    The course Beautiful
    1776
    The Match
    Ramadi Declassified
    Am going to get the Horowitz book, Col.
    as well as the book on the Korean battle, Kevin M.
    thanks, boys.

    mg (31009b)

  218. Dog Company and various cook books.

    mg (31009b)

  219. 214.Actually, the question is: why were so many members of Trump’s crew talking to Russian agents?
    Davethulhu (0075ca) — 4/21/2017 @ 9:41 pm

    These are the actual Russians:

    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jvoLLXznO8g/WPY6YlaNm3I/AAAAAAABg5A/xiXo5tjmyucmmax9YvUZXyUoss2SL0aMwCLcB/s1600/cnZi6kd.jpg

    Rev.Hoagie® (785e38)

  220. That’s definitely the last of 1991 hires, Hoagie.

    urbanleftbehind (847a06)

  221. Davethulhu barfs up this deep thought:”Actually, the question is: why were so many members of Trump’s crew talking to Russian agents?”

    Because Hillary and her crew made it fashionable.

    SPQR (a3a747)

  222. @214. It’s really the other way around.

    Q: Why were so many Russians talking to member’s of Trump’s crew?

    A: Because they didn’t have a working relationship with them as they did with the Hillary/Obama crew.

    crazy (d3b449)

  223. Dave teh Squid…

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  224. Just to be clear, is the argument you’re making “Hillary did it too” or “Trump team did not have contact with Russian agents”? Because the first isn’t a defense, as your mom should have taught you when you were 5.

    Davethulhu (0075ca)

  225. @232. The Russians have voluminous files on our leaders as we do on theirs. While always seeking new information, rest assured they have a good understanding of the Hillary/Obama crew having worked directly and indirectly with them over the years. They were unlikely to have seen Trump any differently than most of us did as a self-aggrandizing businessman with little domestic or international political influence and therefore little threat to Russia. Once he began to defy expectations it would have been absurd for them not to gather intel on Trump and his crew in order to profile what they could expect from a Trump presidency.

    In that process any contacts between Trump’s crew and anyone associated with Russia would obviously be found in the worldwide web of US and allied intelligence services. Once somebody noticed or decided to look for Trump-Russian contacts the computer spit them out. We’ll keep arguing about their meaning for a bit longer, but the mere existence of contacts between US persons and the Russians in this case is meaningless unless additional information exists to support an allegation of questionable or nefarious intentions. Something that DNI, DCI and DIRNSA all deny on-the-record dumping the question onto Comey’s lap.

    Today’s NYT has a lengthy expose describing in more detail and with more on-the-record sources Comey’s side of both the Clinton email and the Russian espionage story. It doesn’t lead the reader to conclude anybody’s gonna be charged with anything.

    IOW spies were spying and pols were politicking and the only lawbreakers, thus far, are the many blabbermouths who keep spilling SIGINT and FISA secrets to the press.

    crazy (d3b449)

  226. he didn’t. In fact, he can’t.

    (A) the target of the electronic surveillance is a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power: Provided, That no United States person may be considered a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power solely upon the basis of activities protected by the first amendment to the Constitution of the United States;

    IN a squirrel finds nut moment, you discovered why the fisa judge uncharacteristically said no, the first time.

    Golf clap. [YouTube]

    papertiger (c8116c)

  227. IN a squirrel finds nut moment, you discovered why the fisa judge uncharacteristically said no, the first time.

    So you agree then that Trump wasn’t tapped?

    Davethulhu (0075ca)

  228. If they’d found anything untoward with Trump team activities, it would’ve surfaced by now.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  229. I am making 2 assertions:

    1. The issued FISA warrant was correct, because it involved communications with known Russian agents.
    2. Obama did not have Trump specifically tapped.

    As far as untoward actions are concerned, I agree that it’s likely that something would have leaked, but also the investigations are still ongoing.

    Davethulhu (0075ca)

  230. 55. Colonel Haiku (b84dde) — 4/20/2017 @ 11:29 am

    Sammeh… Ace Contrarian. You should get your own radio show.

    Yes. A friend, a year or two or three ago, taped something on a cassette, but it didn’t come out so good. It’s not so easy.

    Sammy Finkelman (4591c3)

  231. 125. Dustin (ba94b2) — 4/21/2017 @ 6:28 am

    129.They are paying O’Reilly $25 million dollars just to leave.

    $25 million s what he was promised under his recently signed contract. He’ll get a little less than that. Fox let him go partly because new people were making decisions, partly because of the advertiser boycott, and partly because they wanted too show a policy against sexual harassment to get some license io the United Kingdom. Rupert Murdoch met personally to gove him the news, but they didn’t let him back on the air once to say goodbye.

    Hard to see him as the big loser here, even if it’s a disgraceful aura. He will be back, like Olbermann, somewhere.

    Probably not, like Keith Olberman, on Russian owned TV.

    Sammy Finkelman (4591c3)


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