Last night Punaise and I had a discussion about the Pretenders. There are not a lot of bands that have to be seen live, but Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders are one of them. If they get anywhere near you, go see them, they are that good.
Given his long history of apologizing for Russia, Matt Taibbi is a terrible choice to explain the back story behind Twitter's (stupid) decision to prevent a shoddy NY Post story on "Hunter Biden's" "laptop" from going viral. He's an even worse choice to complain about the takedown of leaked Hunter Biden dick pics.
In the same way that Oath Keeper prosecutors never obtained evidence about what transpired in a key phone call, Proud Boy prosecutors appear not to have evidence about a key meeting on January 5 where Joe Biggs and Ethan Nordean finalized a plan.
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At his dinner with Trump, neo-Nazi Nick Feuntes tied support for Trump's reelection to greater support to January 6 participants. Shortly thereafter, Trump taped a video for a neo-Nazi tied organization celebrating those who attacked the Capitol.
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The government response to David Rhine's motion to suppress warrants obtained as part of and subsequent to a Google GeoFence lays out more reason why this application of a GeoFence is unlikely to be replicated.
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There's a lot that was left unsaid in the various sentencing memos for the two Proud Boy Nicks: DeCarlo and Ochs, perhaps appropriate to Ochs' high level access primarily through a chat named after Skull and Bones.
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One the day before Jack Smith was appointed Special Counsel, DOJ objected to any delay in Richard Barnett's December 12 trial. Four days after the appointment, DOJ decided they'd be happy to have the delay on account of an "anticipated change in government trial counsel."
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Many folks are preparing for Thanksgiving Day tomorrow if not traveling over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house. Share your prep work here including recipes. This is an open thread.
The most important part of the hearing in the stolen document case before the 11th Circuit Tuesday came when Chief Judge William Pryor asked what the 11th Circuit should do if they find for DOJ.
It seemed to me that because this is an appeal…
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