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Thursday, September 03, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday called her private visit to a San Francisco hair salon earlier this week, in which she received styling indoors despite city-wide restrictions on indoor styling, "clearly a setup," following criticism from President Donald Trump and Republicans.

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Claiming she was "set up" implies an intent on the part of the salon to commit fraud. Here's hoping salon owner Erica Kious sues Nancy Pelosi blind for libel/slander.

#1 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2020-09-02 07:24 PM | Reply

I believe that crackhead Democrat Mayor Marion Barry used a similar defense.

#2 | Posted by Spork at 2020-09-02 07:33 PM | Reply

Sorry, I'm not buying her excuse.

Speaker Pelosi should know better.

She messed up, big time, and deserves the criticism.


#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-02 08:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Of course it was a set up, otherwise how do you account for the video of her entering and the rapid release to the media? Her office called ahead, told them she was coming, they planned the whole thing which was a joke anyway. I'm sure, right here in Florida, there are people outraged even though they do the same thing she did all the time. The men criticizing her are getting haircuts, the women who are criticizing her are getting their own hair styled. This story is a pile of hair doo doo.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2020-09-03 06:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Andrea Junker
@Strandjunker
Republicans came down harder on Nancy Pelosi for getting her hair done than they did on Donald Trump for killing 188,931 Americans.

#5 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2020-09-03 06:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

All a conspiracy, no way a salon would just happen to have a camera covering a high traffic area. Clearly a plot by her enemies.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-09-03 07:36 AM | Reply

Nancy isn't the first to be busted for violating health orders just for a haircut, it has happened to mayors and governors. Nancy is just the highest ranking and apparently richest.

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-09-03 07:40 AM | Reply

#4 JHC. That security camera has been there 6 years. Nazi Pelosi's assistant SENT a text to the stylist REQUESTING the appointment. And let's forgot about those facts and focus on the one fact that the entitled white privileged b**ch KNEW she was violating the COVID laws.

#8 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2020-09-03 09:36 AM | Reply

She should just own her privilege. The "they set me up defense" is laughable stupid.

Apologize and move on, don't insult everyone's intelligence with that crap.

#9 | Posted by ABH at 2020-09-03 09:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

setup or not she knows the rules....wear a mask

#10 | Posted by Maverick at 2020-09-03 10:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Apologize and move on, don't insult everyone's intelligence with that crap.

#9 | POSTED BY ABH

Like Trumpy does every 5 minutes?

You would think you would be used to it by now.

What amazes me is that trumpets have the brass balls to criticize anyone for anything after happily slurping up 20,000 (plus) Trumpy lies.

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-09-03 11:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Who's a Trump supporter in here? You got one hiding in your pocket? Because it ain't me.

#13 | Posted by ABH at 2020-09-03 11:08 AM | Reply

Trumpers cheered without masks in NC yesterday, no social distancing but those same folks are criticizing Pelosi today. You can't fake outrage after you have been to a Trump rally without a mask. You can't fake outrage if you are a Trumper watching it on TV.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2020-09-03 11:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Oh so NOW politicians aren't supposed to be held to a higher standard, Danni?

#15 | Posted by ABH at 2020-09-03 11:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The stylist that worked on Pelosi at the Salon backs Pelosi's account of the incident up. The owner of the Salon went on, of all places, Tucker Carlson's show to spread this. I didn't think so before, but there's no doubt in my mind this was intentional on yet another feral Trumper's part.

#16 | Posted by YAV at 2020-09-03 11:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

You got one hiding in your pocket? Because it ain't me.

#13 | POSTED BY ABH

Are you sure ?

You sure sounded like one.

Maybe I better check my pockets. I could be infected with the Trumpyvirus!!

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-09-03 11:19 AM | Reply

She knew better. She did it anyway.

It wouldn't have mattered if it was a 'setup' if she'd kept her mask on.

She should resign. It's time for an actual progressive as speaker of the house.

#18 | Posted by DarkVader at 2020-09-03 11:19 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"She knew better. She did it anyway."

She obviously didn't "know better" or she would have "done better".

She is not a moron like Trumpy.

#19 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-09-03 11:22 AM | Reply

It's her job to know...so yeah, she screwed up.

Having said that, Fox had the story up for half a day yesterday and now today again......whew!

And as far as resigning....please.

One point of confusion. If the salon is closed, why is the owner still charging stylist for use of the chair? Or maybe I just don't understand the salon business lol

#20 | Posted by brass30 at 2020-09-03 11:26 AM | Reply

The stylist has come out supporting her. There is a normal stylist that goes to Nancy's house to do her hair. That stylist was unavailable so they did what any good one does and gave the contact information of someone that could cover for them. This male stylist is not Nancy's normal one, and told the assistant when he was contacted for the job that he *could* go to Nancy's house for the job, but they were allowed to have one customer in the building at a time and scheduled for her to come in. There is proof that the owner whom has blasted the video of Nancy also takes clients in her building one at a time and has since April. Good luck with suing Nancy for libel/slander Gracie.

#21 | Posted by justagirl_idaho at 2020-09-03 11:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Harhar

$20 bucks says trump spends more time getting his hair done than any blue hair you could possible know

And nothing's more "manly" to today's "conservative" than taking to the internet and whining about abuelita getting her hair set

#22 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2020-09-03 11:29 AM | Reply

This is the thread the righties will come to announce Pelosi and Democrats are evil while they avoid threads like 180,000 COVID deaths, Trump defending Putin poisoning people, and Trump telling people to vote twice (a felony).

#23 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-09-03 11:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

You guys are amazing, her policies and her nephews are destroying California. Many business are going under because they won't let them open, especially hair salons, and then she goes to one and does that. Do as I say, not as I do.

#24 | Posted by phinphan at 2020-09-03 11:36 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#24 Nancy has nothing to do with Salons being closed. That would be Gov. Gavin Newsom and the mayor of San Fran... But you already know that right?

#25 | Posted by justagirl_idaho at 2020-09-03 11:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

But you already know that right?

#25 | POSTED BY JUSTAGIRL_IDAHO

They know. They have been waiting years for Nancy to make a mistake. So that they could hammer her with it.

Trump lies to them every day 10 times a day but it does bother them at all.

#26 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-09-03 12:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Salongate!

LOL. What a fake injustice. There are much larger issues to deal with. What's this a distraction from now?

#27 | Posted by LiquidCake at 2020-09-03 12:51 PM | Reply

@#4 ... how do you account for the video of her entering ...

Security cameras have become so inexpensive that it has become quite the norm to have one "watching" the entrance of the store.

#28 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-03 01:00 PM | Reply

I'm not convinced the investigation into Nancy's haircut was adequately predicated.

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-09-03 01:03 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

And the owner of the salon not only sent the video to Faux News before Nancy's hair was even dry, she then went on Tucker Carlson's show last night. This smells to high heaven...

OCU

#30 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-09-03 01:55 PM | Reply

How about when Donald Trump, the so-called 'Law & Order' candidate, committed a felony, live on national TV in North Carolina on Wednesday? I know this isn't quite the same as shooting someone on 5th Avenue, but it's was still a crime that was committed:

In North Carolina, it's "unlawful...for any person with intent to commit a fraud to register or vote...more than 1 time, OR TO INDUCE ANOTHER TO DO SO"

OCU

#31 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-09-03 01:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Like we're supposed to believe that this is some huge scandal compared to what Trump and his cohorts have done to the country.

#32 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-09-03 02:13 PM | Reply

Like we're supposed to believe that this is some huge scandal compared to what Trump and his cohorts have done to the country.
#32 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar

Dems are held to the highest standards while Republicans are held to none.

Thus, a single Dem woman getting her hair washed and dried is considered infinitely worse than the entire Republican establishment killing 200,000 Americans through their criminal negligence and then trying to foment a race war to distract from it.

#33 | Posted by censored at 2020-09-03 02:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

omg really? This is like the outrage that actually did happen(!) over Obama wearing a tan suit.
The Trump Party is so desperate right now.

#34 | Posted by e1g1 at 2020-09-03 03:28 PM | Reply

In North Carolina, it's "unlawful...for any person with intent to commit a fraud to register or vote...more than 1 time, OR TO INDUCE ANOTHER TO DO SO"
OCU

The operative phrase in that excerpt is "with intent to commit fraud" not what you put in bold.

#35 | Posted by et_al at 2020-09-03 03:31 PM | Reply

The operative phrase in that excerpt is "with intent to commit fraud" [...]. #35 | Posted by et_al

Yes, the old "he was just kidding" or "he didn't mean it that way" defenses. Keeping my fingers crossed that Dump spends his remaining days in state criminal courts trying to convince an endless line of juries to buy his BS.

In any event, knowing Trumpty Dumpty, he'll probably insist he was perfectly serious before the week is out.

#36 | Posted by censored at 2020-09-03 04:00 PM | Reply

There's a thread for that.
drudge.com
That little loophole doesn't apply to the NC law:

"Any person who shall, in connection with any primary, general or special election held in this State, do any of the acts or things declared in this section to be unlawful, shall be guilty of a Class I felony. It shall be unlawful: (7) For any person with intent to commit a fraud to register or vote at more than one precinct or more than one time, or to induce another to do so, in the same primary or election, or to vote illegally at any primary or election;" - North Carolina, N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. 163-275"

There are two clauses joined by OR:
It shall be unlawful:
For any person with the intent...
OR
to induce another to do so

It is NOT
It shall be unlawful to, with intent:
vote
-OR-
Induce

#37 | Posted by YAV at 2020-09-03 04:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I see operation Election Chaos is going well comrades. Keep up good work.

-Pooty Poot

#38 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-09-03 04:21 PM | Reply

Driving the point home, in other words the NC law is explicit; the intent is separate from the other two clauses. I will be happy to break this down even further if needed. Proof of my assertion is in the last clause: "or to vote illegally at any primary or election" is independent of any condition of intent.

#39 | Posted by YAV at 2020-09-03 04:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#39 | Posted by YAV

See mens rea.

If a statute specifies a mental state or a particular offense, courts will usually apply the requisite mental state to each element of the crime. Moreover, even if a statute refrains from mentioning a mental state, courts will usually require that the government still prove that the defendant possessed a guilty state of mind during the commission of the crime. For example, the Supreme Court of the United States instructed that federal criminal statutes without a requisite mental state "should be read to include 'only that mens rea which is necessary to separate "wrongful from innocent conduct.'"

#40 | Posted by et_al at 2020-09-03 05:38 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

See: Henry VI, Part 2, Act IV, Scene 2

#41 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-09-03 07:34 PM | Reply

Perspective:

When President Donald Trump canceled a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018, he blamed rain for the last-minute decision, saying that "the helicopter couldn't fly" and that the Secret Service wouldn't drive him there. Neither claim was true.

Trump rejected the idea of the visit because he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain, and because he did not believe it important to honor American war dead, according to four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion that day. In a conversation with senior staff members on the morning of the scheduled visit, Trump said, "Why should I go to that cemetery? It's filled with losers." In a separate conversation on the same trip, Trump referred to the more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as "suckers" for getting killed.


www.theatlantic.com

#42 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-09-03 09:43 PM | Reply

#42 - needs its own thread. What a despicable POS. And that story is being confirmed by reporters talking to other Military tonight. It goes with what Trump said about McCain, about the flags flying at half-staff when McCain died and how furious he was, and so much more.

#43 | Posted by YAV at 2020-09-03 11:10 PM | Reply

More fluff distraction to take away the
Red Hot spotlight from Trump's gaffs...

What people should REALLY be paying attention
to, is the Trump Administration's roll out of the
Payroll Tax Cut in the Federal Government. Unlike
private industry, when the POTUS commands that the
Federal Govt. adopt a policy, we have to adopt...

What this 'Taxcut' really is, is the GOP's way of
trying to STARVE SOCIAL SECURITY...

Read this...

www.cnbc.com

THIS! Should be the headlines in newspapers across the
country...not some fluff article about Nancy Pelosi's fricking hair...

#44 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-09-04 07:47 AM | Reply

Clearly Nancy cleared it up.

#45 | Posted by LesWit at 2020-09-04 01:31 PM | Reply

Lol. Out of touch millionaire having to live under rules everyone else has to follow. Retire.

#46 | Posted by visiter at 2020-09-04 02:33 PM | Reply

Lol. Out of touch millionaire having to live under rules everyone else has to follow. Retire.

#46 | Posted by visiter

Talking to trump?

#47 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-09-04 02:38 PM | Reply

#47 - given how this turned out he can't be talking about Pelosi.

#48 | Posted by YAV at 2020-09-04 05:05 PM | Reply

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