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Friday, November 30, 2018

Employees of the federal government were warned this week not to talk about the "resistance" or the potential impeachment of President Trump while at work. If they do, they run the risk of violating the Hatch Act, which bars federal employees from engaging in partisan, political activity while on the job.

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I'm sure the usual suspects will come along any moment to decry this trampling of the 1st amendment.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2018-11-30 09:19 AM | Reply

"the Hatch Act, which bars federal employees from engaging in partisan, political activity while on the job"

Horse manure. TALKING with co-workers isn't necessarily "partisan, political activity". Nor is stating one's opinion necessarily "advocating".

As an example, I stated my opinion on Obama's frequency of tear gas use; in no way was I advocating for it, nor suggesting it should be outlawed.

#2 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-11-30 09:28 AM | Reply

This seems a little over-reaching.

#3 | Posted by fresno500 at 2018-11-30 10:02 AM | Reply

#3 Ya think? The thin skinned orange dictator over-reaching? Nah, never happened.

Can you imagine the outrage from Slant Head Hannity if Obama did it?

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2018-11-30 10:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

This is just one more indication of how much blood is in the water.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2018-11-30 10:27 AM | Reply

"Can you imagine the outrage from Slant Head Hannity if Obama did it?'

The Fox News crew would be cleaning up bits of Hannity's exploded head for months.

#6 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-11-30 10:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Everyone knows the first rule about the Resistance is that you don't talk about the Resistance!

But, here is the deal. You can't control what The People say.

For example:

I was standing by the water cooler one day, feeling a lot of RESISTANCE to going back to work. THE RESISTANCE was strong in me that day. But I RESISTED going home because then when I got back there would be even more RESISTANCE when I got back!

So here's the real deal. Now I am going to use the word "Resistance" more than ever. Don't ever tell me I can't do something. I will RESIST that!

Humpy has no idea how humans operate.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-30 11:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Let's see the actual charges before we run for the hills. We can speculate why the moon is made of Roquefort cheese as opposed to a fine Limburger all day...

#8 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2018-11-30 12:43 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Let's see the actual charges before we run for the hills." - #8 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2018-11-30 12:43 PM

Okay:

George Papadopoulos October 3, 2017 1 count: false statements Pleaded guilty on October 5, 2017.[353] Sentenced to 14 days in prison, a $9,500 fine, 200 hours of community service and 12 months probation on September 7, 2018.[354] D.D.C.[355]
Rick Gates October 27, 2017[A] 2 counts: conspiracy against the United States and false statements Pleaded guilty on February 23, 2018.[357] D.D.C.[358]
February 22, 2018 23 counts: assisting in the preparation of false tax returns (×5), subscribing to false tax returns (×5), filing a false amended return, failure to report foreign bank and financial accounts (×3), bank fraud conspiracy (×5), and bank fraud (×4) Charges dismissed without prejudice on February 27, 2018.[359] E.D. Va.[360]
Paul Manafort October 27, 2017[B] 2 counts: conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice Pleaded guilty on September 14, 2018.[363] D.D.C.[364]
February 22, 2018 18 counts: filing false tax returns (×5), failure to report foreign bank and financial accounts (×4), bank fraud conspiracy (×5), and bank fraud (×4) Found guilty on 8 counts, mistrial declared on 10 counts on August 21, 2018.[365] E.D. Va.[360]
Michael Flynn November 30, 2017 1 count: false statements Pleaded guilty on December 1, 2017.[366] D.D.C.[367]
Richard Pinedo February 2, 2018 1 count: identity fraud Pleaded guilty on February 2, 2018.[368] Sentenced to six months in prison, followed by six months of home confinement on October 10, 2018.[369] D.D.C.[370]
Alex van der Zwaan February 16, 2018 1 count: false statements Pleaded guilty on February 16, 2018. Sentenced to 30 days in prison and a $20,000 fine on April 3, 2018.[371]
Deported to the Netherlands on June 5, 2018.[372][373] D.D.C.[374]

Dzheykhun Aslanov
Gleb Vasilchenko
Internet Research Agency LLC

8 counts: conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft (×6) Outside US jurisdiction D.D.C.[375]

Irina Kaverzina
Vladimir Venkov

7 counts: conspiracy to defraud the United States, and aggravated identity theft (×6)

Anna Bogacheva
Maria Bovda
Robert Bovda
Mikhail Burchik
Mikhail Bystrov
Aleksandra Krylova
Vadim Podkopaev
Sergey Polozov
Yevgeny Prigozhin
Concord Catering

1 count: conspiracy to defraud the United States
Concord Management and Consulting LLC 1 count: conspiracy to defraud the United States Pleaded not guilty on May 9, 2018.[376]
Konstantin Kilimnik June 8, 2018 2 counts: obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice Outside US jurisdiction D.D.C.[362]

Boris Antonov
Dmitriy Badin
Nikolay Kozachek
Aleksey Lukashev
Artem Malyshev
Sergey Morgachev
Viktor Netyksho
Aleksey Potemkin
Ivan Yermakov
Pavel Yershov

July 13, 2018 10 counts: conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, aggravated identity theft (×8), and conspiracy to launder money D.D.C.[377]
Aleksandr Osadchuk 11 counts: conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States (×2), aggravated identity theft (×8), and conspiracy to launder money
Anatoliy Kovalev 1 count: conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States

You're welcome.

#9 | Posted by Hans at 2018-11-30 12:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Hans, I don't understand why Antiesocial hasn't thanked you for that info yet but just know you are appreciated.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2018-11-30 01:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

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"Hans, I don't understand why Antiesocial hasn't thanked you for that info yet but just know you are appreciated." - #10 | Posted by danni at 2018-11-30 01:05 PM

'Tis a head scratcher why she hasn't.

Many, many thanks for that kind compliment, danni!

#11 | Posted by Hans at 2018-11-30 01:07 PM | Reply

If they talked polltics all day instead of doing their jobs, no one would notice anyway.

#12 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-11-30 01:11 PM | Reply

#12 Let's just agree to call it "executive time" instead of talking politics.

#13 | Posted by 726 at 2018-11-30 01:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#12 You're right. Avigdore is the only federal employee i know of on the retort and he has spent many a day goldbricking here. That never stopped you from flagging his posts NW though.

#14 | Posted by JOE at 2018-11-30 01:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

#8 when will you idiots realize you're whistling past the graveyard?

You make a point of wanting to wait and see on every single bad thing Trump does that you can't excuse. So much so, ‘wait and see' from a righty is a concrete admission of something being wrong.

He's not going to get better. Wait and see isnt going to improve the situation. All your complacency does is signals to Trump and his merry band of scumbags that their conduct will not ever be met with consequences and will only become increasingly authoritarian.

The day you fools wake up is the day it's too late.

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2018-11-30 01:55 PM | Reply

Hatch Act!?! Don't want to violate that mother! Just look what happened to "Big Momma" Sarah Huckabee Sanders when she did so. And Kellyanne Conjob too. Yep, nobody wants to suffer the same fate...

#16 | Posted by catdog at 2018-11-30 02:00 PM | Reply

#notmyprosecutor

#17 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2018-11-30 02:17 PM | Reply

#notmyprosecutor - #17 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2018-11-30 02:17 PM

Then who is your prosecutor?

#18 | Posted by Hans at 2018-11-30 02:18 PM | Reply

Hillary cackles in the background...

oh well - let's see what Mueller actually charges the Don with...

-DEVELOPING-

#19 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2018-11-30 02:20 PM | Reply

Anybody still talking or worrying about Hillary Clinton is an idiot who shouldn't be allowed to vote.

#20 | Posted by jpw at 2018-11-30 02:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If they talked polltics all day instead of doing their jobs, no one would notice anyway.

#12 | Posted by nullifidian

Did you know that our Troops are also "Federal workers".

The FBI the CIA the NSA...guess what? Federal Workers.

Folks that work at the EPA. Federal workers.

Everyone in the White House. Federal workers.

Everyone in the DOJ. Federal Workers.

Sorry Nulli.

Resistance to Insanity and Corruption is not against the law.

#21 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-30 02:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#16 | Posted by catdog

But they aren't part of the "resistance"...

Speaking frankly it is true. There is a line to not cross but it won't be the people who agree with you reporting it if you cross a line and if they are of like mind - unless they want your job.

#22 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-11-30 02:48 PM | Reply

"I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I've been challenged by so many people and I don't, frankly, have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn't have time, either."

"So many 'politically correct' fools in our country. We have to all get back to work and stop wasting time and energy on nonsense!"

- Donald Trump

#23 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2018-11-30 02:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I've been challenged by so many people and I don't, frankly, have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn't have time, either."
"So many 'politically correct' fools in our country. We have to all get back to work and stop wasting time and energy on nonsense!"
- Donald Trump
#23 | POSTED BY DEREK_WILDSTAR AT 2018-11-30 02:56 PM

Nearly every complaint I hear about "political correctness" comes from the worst offenders.

This is just one more example.

#24 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2018-12-01 04:15 AM | Reply

"Everyone knows the first rule about the Resistance is that you don't talk about the Resistance!
But, here is the deal. You can't control what The People say.
For example:
I was standing by the water cooler one day, feeling a lot of RESISTANCE to going back to work. THE RESISTANCE was strong in me that day. But I RESISTED going home because then when I got back there would be even more RESISTANCE when I got back!
So here's the real deal. Now I am going to use the word "Resistance" more than ever. Don't ever tell me I can't do something. I will RESIST that!
Humpy has no idea how humans operate.
#7 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY AT 2018-11-30 11:51 AM"

Remain calm.
Close your eyes.
Breath deep.
Slowly say this word:

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmm...

#25 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2018-12-01 04:20 AM | Reply

Freedom

www.youtube.com

#26 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-12-01 04:43 PM | Reply

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmm...
#25 | POSTED BY TRUEBLUE

Then stand up, spin around three times, click your heels together...

Then if you take a step forward, then a step back, then you put the left foot in and put the left foot out, then you do the hokey pokey And you shake it all about. You do the hokey pokey. And you turn yourself around. That's what it's all about!

Well, that and The Resistance!

Treasons Greetings!

#27 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-12-01 05:20 PM | Reply

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