“Former Bush and Trump administration official John Bolton has never met a war he didn’t want to monger for. In fact, his excessively hawkish ways led to his departure from the Trump White House, after which he became a vocal Trump critic. But during a recent appearance with CNN’s Jake Tapper Bolton, in attempting to defend his former boss from charges of fomenting a rebellion, admitted that he himself had been involved in planning multiple foreign coups.
Jimmy and The Convo Couch hosts Craig “Pasta” Jardula and Fiorella Isabel discuss Bolton’s casually outing himself as a war criminal and speculate about which attempted coups he might have been involved in plotting.”
“CNN ran a story describing Omicron BA.5 as the “worst variant ever.” Did they mean that this variant is causing more suffering, greater hospitalization rates and killing more people? No. They meant that BA.5 is the most contagious strain of COVID so far, but the story failed to mention until many paragraphs in that individuals testing positive typically experience only mild symptoms, and that hospitalizations and deaths are NOT increasing as a result.
Jimmy and show producer Malcolm Fleschner discuss their experiences with catching COVID recently, and the ongoing fearmongering from CNN and other mainstream outlets.”
“If you can believe it, there’s STILL MORE video footage to come out of the Uvalde school shooting that makes the police look even worse than ever. This time the footage is from the hallway inside the school and shows cops first running away from gunfire and then milling around in their riot gear while the sounds of gunshots coming from a classroom ring out in the background. Oh, and one cop takes advantage of the downtime to grab a little hand sanitizer. Genuinely shocking stuff.
Jimmy and show producer Malcolm Fleschner discuss the ever-deepening morass of the Uvalde school shooting story and authorities’ ongoing efforts to avoid accountability and cover up their responsibility for the disastrous response.”
“During a White House meeting Tuesday, Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) lectured President Joe Biden about how to lower gasoline prices, and said his government was making it easier for Americans who live near the southern border to purchase cheaper gas in Mexico — and that lots of US drivers were taking advantage of that proximity. In response, Biden could muster a vague claim about the U.S. economy’s rapid growth.
Jimmy speaks with Convo Couch hosts Craig “Pasta” Jardula and Fiorella Isabel about the meeting and AMLO’s superior stewardship of his nation’s national resources.”
“In a recent interview, Liz Cheney would not rule out possibly running for President in 2024, but she’s currently focused on her failing campaign to retain her House seat. But there is a way that Cheney could not only run for President, but serve as a major spoiler that could derail Donald Trump or any other Republican candidate – and she might just save her party in the process. Farron Cousins explains how this could work.
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During a recent interview with ABC news, Liz Cheney refused to give an answer about whether or not she was considering running for president in 2024. In fact, she said, I’ll make a decision about 24 down the road. The single most important thing is protecting the nation from Donald Trump. So that’s not a no right. I’ll make a decision later, which means she has not ruled it out. Like it is still very much a possibility that Liz Chaney could run for president in 2024. She’s gone on to say in the same interview, quote, a man as dangerous as Donald Trump can. Absolutely never be anywhere near the oval office ever. Again. Those of us who believe in Republican principles and ideals have a responsibility to try to lead the party back to what it can be. I’m go ahead and stop you right there, Liz, because you ain’t ever taken the Republican party back.
The Republican party has made its choice. It’s the party of Trump. You have to come to terms with that, but I will say this, there is actually a way that you, Liz Chaney can single-handedly prevent Donald Trump from ever becoming president of the United States ever again. And it’s actually pretty easy. All you have to do. Liz is run for president, but there is a caveat you don’t get to run for president as a Republican. See right now, Liz, Chaney is most likely going to lose her house seat. Uh, she is trailing in the polls to the Trump backed challenger. So she’s probably gonna get voted out. She’s probably not gonna win this primary Liz Chaney’s career in Congress, at least for the moment is gonna be finished. This will, you know, she’ll leave office with Kininger at the end of this year and Madison Callthorne, but that’s cuz he lost.
Kininger retired. So Liz, you will have all of your political connections, all your family connections, you know, through the Chaney name. All you have to do is run for president in 2024 as an independent. You know, this was actually a concept that I, I spoke about recently on the re ring of fire podcast with the Heather Parton from salon.com. If Liz Cheney were to run as an independent, she would be able to siphon off just enough votes from the Republican party to ensure a democratic party victory. Now Liz Cheney is not a Democrat. She made it clear in that statement that I read, you know, she wants a strong, robust Republican party. Get it back to what it was. But the only way that can happen is to get all the mag of people out of office, which isn’t just Donald Trump. It would include people like Ron DeSantis. It would include people like Nikki Haley. You know, it would basically mean that you would have to have a Republican in office that was, you know, a Chris Christie or a MIT Romney, a traditional Republican that’s horrible on the issues, but not as abrasive and hateful
As the mega crowd. Yeah, still horrible option for the country, but just not as bad, I guess, as the, the mega folk, but Liz Cheney running as an independent would basically be pulling a Ross per the only reason we ever had bill Clinton as president both the first and second term, by the way, cuz the guy never cracked 50% of the vote here in the United States. The only reason he won both of those races is because of Ross, Perro, Ross, Perro running as an independent, you libertarian whatever the hell he, you know, claimed to be siphoned off enough Republican votes from both George H w Bush. And then of course, um, uh, oh my God, his name escapes me. I can think of his face, uh, perfectly. Um, oh my God. Anyway, Clinton ran against him in 1996. I cannot believe I am drawing this blank right now.
Bob doll. Got it. Bob doll. Anyway, Ross Perrow siphoned off enough Republican votes to allow both of those men to lose and Clinton to win. That happened both. Go look at the numbers. It’s actually quite shocking and kind of reshapes the whole narrative about what actually happened with the Clinton democratic revival in the nineties. It was kind of fictitious cuz Ross per gave it to you. But Liz Chaney could do the same thing in 2024, right? She’s not gonna get enough votes to win. So we don’t have to worry about that. But she is going to appeal to the classical conservatives. She has the connections through her family na”
“The lawyer for an accused Capitol Rioter whined to a judge recently that the January 6th hearings were “poisoning” the jury pool and ruining her client’s chances. The fact is that the hearings have barely focused on the rioters themselves, other than a few clips of the violence that took place that day. If presenting the facts is poisoning the pool, then this client is likely screwed. Farron Cousins discusses this.
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One of the lawyers for an accused capital rioter recently in a court filing complained about the fact that the January 6th select committee’s public televised hearings have poisoned the jury pool against her client. Here is what the lawyer had to say. The committee has quote, spoonfed to the entire nation, a precisely choreographed rendition of January six, defendants as insurrectionists and murderous, orchestrators of an attempted co strong words. And of course, as I said, they, they said, quote, they have poisoned the jury pool against their client. Now here’s where I’m gonna argue the point. Right? Okay. Cause your client is already on video. Um, forming what they call a shield wall that they then use to BU rush the cops and, and knock them down so they could get into the, to the capital. So that’s already a piece of evidence against your client. So I don’t think anything from the January 6th committee is as bad for your client as the piece of evidence that’s already in, in the court.
So you can wh and and moan all you want about what’s happening with the January 6th select committee hearings, but it doesn’t change. The facts that all the committee is doing is putting out facts. And the prosecution in your particular case has much stronger evidence against your client than anything the committee could ever hope to have. Here’s the reality here, the January 6th committee in their public televised hearings, they have not focused very much on the capital rioters themselves. Sure. They have a little, they’ve shown some video. Sure. But the question is, did they show video of your client? Because if not on its face, your argument holds no merit.
Not to mention the fact that your client is already on video. Also on top of that, if the committee is making capital rioters look bad, they’re not doing it by going out there and slandering or defaming these individuals, all they’re literally doing is showing the video clips. Most of which we’re already shown on TV. Some of them of course are new that we’ve never seen before until the committee showed them. But that’s just the news and sure news can in fact, taint a potential jury pool. We see it all the time. I mean, trials all over the place. People come in with preconceived notions. But if you’re trying to what get a mistrial, maybe if you’re trying to say that your client shouldn’t even stand trial, I don’t get it. But I do understand, of course, that these defense
Lawyers have to do whatever they can, you know, with what little they have to work with to try to get their clients off. That’s what defense attorneys do. I they’re, they’re required to do that, you know, or else they’re gonna face legal malpractice claims. So they have to go out there and fight. So I don’t envy these lawyers that have to go out there and defend these accused capital rioters, right? That is an uphill battle that, uh, few people are gonna be able to be successful with. And in fact, so far, no lawyers that have gone to trial have been successful with it, with these capital rioters. So wh about the jury pool being quote, poisoned, all you want, all the committees done is show what happened that day. And if that makes your client look bad, it’s because what they did was exceptionally bad.”