What Shall We Bake Today?

Today’s recipe came to me some 40 years ago when I worked in a small factory with a group of Portuguese women. They brought this sponge cake for all the parties we had and it always went so fast! It only takes 4 ingredients and is fairly easy. The only drawback is beating the egg whites till stiff peaks form. (If you have a stand mixer, you can ignore that last remark…lol)

Portuguese Sponge Cake

12 eggs separated

2 cups of sugar

1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

Preheat the oven to 350*. Grease an angelfood cake pan using 1/2 tablespoon butter or margarine. After the pan is greased, coat the pan with granulated sugar. This butter/sugar coating gives the sponge cake an excellent crust. DO NOT use a bundt pan!

In a large bowl, cream the egg yolks with the sugar. Add the flour and the baking powder. In a separate large bowl, beat the egg whites on high until stiff peaks form.

Gently fold the egg whites into the first mixture, folding until the 2 mixtures are combined. Spoon into the prepared angelfood pan.

Bake for 45 minutes.

After removal from the oven, invert the cake on a bottle or covered upside funnel as you do regular angelfood cakes.


159 thoughts on “What Shall We Bake Today?

  1. Morning All!
    a little chilly here this morning…
    we have 2 spike bucks hanging around lately…but I didn’t see any orioles at all yesterday…???

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    1. Good morning, Pat! Sponge cake sounds like it’s nice and airy. Both my Moms used to put their Angel Food cakes upside down like that on a pop bottle. Do you happen to know how to make Portuguese Sweet Bread? My MIL who lived in RI made it for me – first time I’d ever had it and OMG, it is delicious!!!!!

      The Orioles will be back, I expect – probably chasing bugs for their young ‘uns right now!

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        1. Nope, I don’t altho there are many on the net. I do recall that it was incredibly simple. I had never had it when I first went with Chris to meet her in RI. She whipped it up and I was in 7th heaven, with fresh, whipped butter! Oh, my – then I found King’s Hawaiian Bread – it’s great but nowhere near as good as her’s was!!!!

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        1. With so many losses of great people like Andrew and Rush, and fewer and fewer young people truly understanding what our Constitution really means………look at the up-and-coming so-called “Constitutionalists” today – people like Levin and Lyin’ Ted who are touted as being such “great Constitutionalists!” NOT!!!!! They are BOTH waaaaay off base!!!! Even IF we get this ship righted, what of the future????

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  5. another one who could have spilled his guts eventually about 1/6

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  6. Good morning y’all! We were supposed to have been getting rain, but it looks like it is just going to keep being hot. It did rain just enough the night before last to make it more humid though.

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      1. It’s doing good. I use my inversion table every couple of days to keep it decompressed. Will be repairing some tiles in the shower I installed bad…first tile job I had done. Need to round up the propper tools before the weekend.

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        1. we had several tiling jobs we wanted to do in the house when it was built–a lot of floors spaces–entryways, kitchen and bathroom floors, the laundry room but also the backsplash in the kitchen. (we saved that for last)
          we did the laundry room first since the washer and dryer would cover most of the area. it gave hubby time to practice with the tile cutter and me practice with the spacers and grout.

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    1. Morning, CM! We are still enjoying gorgeous weather, altho the humidity level is supposed to start rising over the next few days. No rain but, then, none was really predicted and what did fall dried up before it hit the ground. We actually got down to 48 a couple of nights ago! 60 now and sunny, quiet…in short – beautiful! It’s not all that often I get to make these claims so I’m playin’ it up BIGLY! ROFL

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    1. FTA
      Following a long career in the Secret Service, Stenger was nominated to the position of Senate sergeant-at-arms in 2018. He served for three years, resigning the day after the Jan. 6 riot in 2021.

      Stenger was criticized following the attack on the nation’s Capitol, with many arguing he should have done more to secure the building from the hordes of oncoming protestors.

      As the Washington Examiner reports, it took four hours for the National Guard to show up, by which time the Capitol had already been breached.

      Michael Stenger, Senate Sergeant at Arms on January 6th, was found dead today..


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  7. Sen Grassley points out lack of prosecution for doj employees caught lying, demands answers
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    Ranking Senate Judiciary Committee member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) slammed the Department of Justice on Monday for “repeated failure to prosecute employees” who were caught lying during internal investigations.

    “An unsettling pattern has emerged from the Department of Justice (DOJ) whereby criminal referrals by the Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General (OIG), against DOJ employees for making materially false statements are rarely prosecuted,” Grassley wrote in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland.

    Grassley said the “most shocking example of this pattern” occurred last month after the DOJ declined to bring charges against the former FBI agents who botched the investigation of Dr. Larry Nassar, the former U.S. women’s national gymnastics team physician who was sentenced to prison for assaulting gymnasts.

    The Iowa Republican listed a dozen other cases in which the United States Attorney’s Office declined to prosecute staffers. For example, the OIG substantiated allegations that an employee made inaccurate statements in an investigation report and the staffer even admitted to lying, but the attorney’s office decided to not prosecute.

    In another case, the OIG supported the claim that an employee received about $350,000 worth of excess worker’s compensation disability payments, but the office did not file charges.

    “Laws are meant to deter criminal activity, but when DOJ does not enforce those laws but rather shields their employees from consequences, it has the opposite effect. It creates a sense of entitlement and signals that DOJ employees are beyond reproach,” Grassley said, adding that “DOJ employees should be held to a higher standard” or else the department risks losing Americans’ trust.

    Grassley asked how many employees were prosecuted over the last five years. He also wanted to know more about why the department declined to prosecute agents suspected of wrongdoing in the Nassar case.


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    1. The whole damned system is rife for corruption, top to bottom. Even at the lowly secretarial level – first off, public employees should NEVER have been allowed to unionize!!!! And every single employee must be reminded on a daily basis that THEY work for US!!!!!

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  8. Trump attorny John Eastman had his cellphone ceased illegally by the eff bee eye
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    John Eastman, who worked as an attorney for former President Donald Trump, had his cell phone seized by the FBI last week, in what his lawyers call an unlawful action. In a video of the seizure, Eastman asked to see the warrant, only to have his property seized prior to that warrant being shown.

    In a lawsuit, Eastman is seeking to have the Department of Justice return his phone and to destroy copies of any information that was taken from it. Tucker Carlson, reporting on the Eastman lawsuit on Monday night, noted that former Trump aide Jeffrey Clark, too, had been raided and served a warrant by the FBI. The contents of that warrant were not revealed.

    The lawsuit alleges that the FBI carried out the seizure on the behalf of the DOJ’s Inspector General’s office. According to Eastman, that office exceeded its authority because he does not work for the Department of Justice.

    In a court filing Monday, Eastman’s lawyer called the FBI’s seizure of his device last Wednesday in New Mexico, while he was eating at a restaurant with friends, unlawful. According to the attorney, FBI agents forced Eastman to unlock his iPhone using his biometric data, which was then used to access his email accounts.

    In a video of the incident, Eastman can be heard repeatedly asking the FBI agents to see a warrant as they search him and take his cell phone. In the video, Eastman is not provided a copy of the warrant until after the agents seized the device, which he notes.

    On Fox News Monday night, Tucker Carlson asked Eastman if he knew what he did wrong in order “…to be treated like a dangerous criminal by your government that you pay for?”

    Eastman replied, “Well, we don’t know because the warrant doesn’t say. It authorizes them to seize my phone and all the information contained in the phone. But there’s no indication of any crime that this is connected to.”

    He continued, “That’s apparently in an attach in an affidavit, but the affidavit wasn’t attached to the warrant. The Fourth Amendment’s very clear here, when they search and seize your property, they have to give a particular description of the things to be seized, and saying it’s identified in the affidavit, if they don’t attach the affidavit, doesn’t qualify. The courts have been very clear about that. So, this warrant is invalid on its face.”

    Eastman added, “But more importantly… the authority to seize all of my information, in a modern smartphone, that’s access to all my private financial records. I’m an attorney. It’s access to all my privileged communications with nearly a hundred different clients that I have currently. All this stuff… is what we used to call a ‘General Warrant,’ that the British king issued to just go rummage through somebody’s belongings to see if they could find evidence of some crime.”

    “The very reason we have the Fourth Amendment is to prevent that kind of abuse. And yet that’s what they’re doing here.”

    Carlson replied, “And it’s just another reminder to anyone who didn’t vote for Joe Biden to erase your texts and emails every single day. And that is a sincere piece of advice I hope everyone follows.”

    “But they haven’t charged you with a crime,” Carlson noted. “They’ve given you no evidence that they’re going to charge you with a crime, but they treat you like a drug king pin or a rapist and seize your phone. Is this legal?”

    Eastman replied, “I don’t think so….as an attorney, I have ethical obligations to do everything I can to protect the privileged communications with my clients, so we will be filing a motion, it’s called a ‘Rule 41’ motion, to retrieve my phone, to retrieve any information they’ve taken off of that phone that they have illegally seized from me, and will be doing that in short order.”

    Eastman noted, “The other thing they’re doing is they’re forcing those of us that don’t bow the knee to the Biden administration to rack up hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees, trying to protect our constitutional rights and those of our clients.”


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  9. still waiting for confirmation on these details…


  10. not the bee…LOL…some dems think hitlery is the answer to 2024…bwahahahahahahaha. the article claims newsome might declare–that would be a hoot! but the bottom of the article reveals that maxwell is on suicide watch in jail awaiting sentencing…look for an announcement about her demise shortly…
    entire article

    It is not news that Democrats are in deep trouble in the upcoming midterm election, and the 2024 election doesn’t look too promising either. With the obvious disabilities of (P)resident Biden, and the obvious unfitness of Kamala Harris to succeed him, and the angst after the Dobbs decision, Democrats are looking around for a plausible Plan B. And there are Democrats who think the answer to their 2024 problems is . . . Hillary Clinton.

    The whole article is very much worth reading, actually. Ellis almost sounds like he’s been reading Power Line’s analysis of Biden’s senility:

    Joe Biden is too old to run for re-election. Everyone knows this. . . If anything, veteran Democrats are even more pessimistic about Kamala Harris as a potential presidential nominee.

    Hillary keeps disavowing any 2024 ambition because it would be “disruptive” to Biden, but if Biden dropped out early all bets are off.

    Meanwhile, someone who isn’t worried at all about “disrupting” Biden is Gov. Gavin Newsom. Politico reports:

    Gavin Newsom jumps onto the national stage and Bidenworld takes notice

    In recent days, the California governor signaled to his team that, for now at least, what they’ve referred to internally as his “Paul Revere” phase has gone far enough. But the warnings turned a whisper campaign into something audible: Is the governor positioning himself for a White House run in 2024?

    Sounds like it. Breaking this afternoon:

    Gavin Newsom further stirs 2024 speculation with Florida ad buy

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom raised more questions about a potential presidential run late Monday when his re-election campaign purchased roughly $105,000 worth of cable TV ads that will run on Fox News in Florida starting July 4.

    There is zero reason for Newsom to purchase even a small number of ads in Florida unless he’s preparing to run. Oh please please run Gavin! I relish watching the attack ads of the homelessness and crime throughout the once Golden State, plus economic policies that drive middle class citizens to leave the state.

    P.S.: Totally unrelated news story. Ghislane Maxwell has been put on suicide watch in her jail while she awaits her sentencing in a few days. This means she is a goner, of course.


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  11. more about macron telling ultra maggot he’s an idiot (my interpretation…lol)
    Biden was counting on Arab nations to produce more oil but a few hours ago French President Macron was overheard telling Biden that the United Arab Emirates is at max capacity & the Saudis can’t produce much more. It appears to be a direct appeal to Biden to produce more oil. pic.twitter.com/vRWJVpn3El
    — Michael Shellenberger (@ShellenbergerMD) June 27, 2022

    This is a game-changing revelation since Biden was counting on Saudi Arabia & UAE. They were the only two OPEC nations perceived to have spare capacity.

    Macron’s revelation means that it’s up to the U.S. to produce more oil, and soon, or the energy crisis will get much worse.
    — Michael Shellenberger (@ShellenbergerMD) June 27, 2022

    It’s not clear that Biden appreciated the gravity of what Macron was saying. Before Macron could finish, Biden started to walk away, and interrupted him, as though he were in a hurry to get to the gabfest, even though Macron’s intel should change everything.
    — Michael Shellenberger (@ShellenbergerMD) June 27, 2022

    Macron is a canny politician. If he had wanted the information to remain secret, he likely wouldn’t have shared it within listening distance of the sensitive microphones of journalists. We should be grateful to @EmmanuelMacron for his supposed carelessness. pic.twitter.com/0hub8LRIBq
    — Michael Shellenberger (@ShellenbergerMD) June 27, 2022

    Biden was counting on these two nations to bail him out. Now, they can’t. As Michael Shellenberger noted on social media, this means the US has to up the ante on domestic oil production. That means doing all the things the environmental Left hates. It means nixing any notion that the Green New Deal is a viable policy. It means infuriating Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her supporters.


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    1. my grandparents lived in a row home in center city. it was an “austrian/polish” community and there was such pride in their homes…sigh
      there were swept porches, little decorations, and a friendly atmosphere. they didn’t have much, but they were grateful for what they had–and they took care of it.

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  12. Nice article…..

    EXCERPT: “In every fight, someone loses. Too many times in the last nearly seven years, I’ve had one question haunt me if I let it: What if I lose?

    Not only would that mean I would never be back on the football field, but it meant that my case might mean other coaches and teachers could lose their job. Worse, a small part of the Constitution I swore to defend in the U.S. Marine Corps would be weakened, not because of a fight I lost on the battlefield, but in a courtroom.

    Thankfully, though, this fight is won. I hope it means that our public school teachers and coaches don’t have to hide their faith from view. For my part, I can’t wait to get back to the field, to be with my guys, pushing them to be the best players that they can be, to give everything they have for every second of every game.

    Win or lose, when the whistle blows and everyone shakes hands, you’ll find me at the 50-yard line on a knee in private prayer.”


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  13. copied from tcth…a dilemma

    Niagara Frontier
    June 28, 2022 8:23 am

    What a dilemma in the New York governor’s primary today. It seems it’s down to Zeldin and Giuliani. Pres Trump hasn’t formally endorsed any of the candidates. I suspect he has qualms about Giuliani. Zeldin seems more electable. Problem is Pence endorsed Zeldin.

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      1. replies @ tcth agree with you!

        June 28, 2022 8:50 am
        Reply to Niagara Frontier

        Zeldin is Uniparty. Most NY Republicans are. He has cozied up to sociopath Andrew Cuomo.
        June 28, 2022 8:50 am
        Reply to Niagara Frontier

        I agree, but a friend just wrote an email that said due to the ugliness of today’s politics she may have been persuaded to change her vote. I call it the “Perot” effect. If we vote for Zeldin despite some Rino leanings, he may garner enough votes to appear on both the Republican and Conservative lines—Which gives him much better chance of defeating Hochul. If Giuliani acts as the disruptor and gets enough votes to grab one of those lines- it could split the repub-conservative vote in Nov and virtually assure a Hochul win. There is really a chance this year to grab the governorship. We shouldn’t blow it. Either one of those would be far better than 4 more years of Hochul.

        June 28, 2022 8:58 am
        Reply to Veritas22

        This is a bold statement but if Giuliani got in by year 4 of his term, he would have NY competing with FL as one of the best states in the country, Zeldin would get dominated by trying to concede with Democrats and absolutely nothing would change in the state during his term.

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      1. Thank you, dear – I REALLY wanted blue flowers but…..sigh….we make do! Mom had ordered this one and planted it in her small plot outside her apartment but it didn’t do much so she brought it to me, saying that it was blue. Uh-huh! SMH

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              1. If only Marilyn hadn’t left…..we’d have both Uncle Sam and the chairs all spiffed up by now!!! She was the creative one when it came to refinishing and repainting stuff like that!

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  14. interesting theory by kari lake…it was in a video interview by baier…can’t watch…but it is plausible…but they had to be in on it then imo
    copied from tcth

    June 28, 2022 9:16 am


    The buried lead in this interview is not the defamatory story that Brett is pushing but a very quick comment by Kari. If you don’t listen carefully you may miss it.

    Brett was throwing comments from the RINOs leadership at Keri and the buried lead in her response was that maybe they did not want to investigate because they fear they did not win their own elections. In my mind this explains the lack of response and negligence by the GOPe.

    It really does explain it all. Whatever the truth may be, it will be revealed.

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  15. EXCERPT: “Why it matters: The establishment grows ever weaker. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy — on the doorstep of the speaker’s office — can expect to be saddled with new members who have zero loyalty or predictability.

    What’s happening: Many of the GOP candidates expected to cause leadership headaches are backed by former President Trump, whose grip on McCarthy is as strong as ever. They play well with Trump’s MAGA base and are running in incredibly conservative districts. Several, like Loren Culp and Joe Kent in Washington, have made no secret of their disdain for McCarthy and GOP leadership overall.

    What we’re hearing: In cycles past, leadership has attempted to get involved in some races to stiff-arm candidates they find problematic. But this time, House GOP leadership is highly sensitive to the political downsides of interfering: Republicans need these candidates to take back the majority and make McCarthy speaker. McCarthy has been careful not to alienate them, hoping his hands-off approach will help earn their trust and foster goodwill down the line.

    Yes, but: Once in office, it will be hard for McCarthy to control his far-right freshmen — just as he’s faced difficulty wrangling Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) and Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.), who see themselves as “untouchable.”


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  17. I am adding a short daily prayer to the board. I would invite each of you, if you wish, to also add one or maybe two of your own liking. I do not want to stifle anyone but please limit yourself to one or two religious postings. here’s one I found that I liked.

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  18. ahhhhh…I was looking for this…the next biggest decision this is expected from SCOTUS
    copied from tcth

    Joe Fine
    June 28, 2022 12:34 pm

    Supreme Court poised to drop another bombshell ruling after Roe v Wade

    It seems overturning Roe v. Wade may not be the biggest decision to come down from the Supreme Court as its ruling on West Virginia v. the Environmental Protection Agency could strip the government and alphabet agencies of their unfettered powers.

    The case asks whether pressing policies that have an impact on the lives of all Americans should be made by unelected bureaucrats or by Congress. The ruling could decide that governing by executive agency fiat is unconstitutional

    The case takes direct aim at President Biden’s climate agenda and involves the Clean Power Plan. That plan was put in place under former President Barack Obama in his efforts to combat climate change. If the plan had been implemented it would have cost roughly $33 billion per year and reordered the nation’s power grid. Two coal companies and the state of West Virginia sued the EPA alleging the plan was an abuse of power.

    West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is the primary plaintiff and is joined by Republican attorneys general from more than a dozen other states, as well as the two coal companies which are also being represented by Morrissey’s office.

    If the high court decides in West Virginia’s favor, that could throw a wrench into the powers of the alphabet agencies in D.C. The power to decide important issues that affect all Americans would be returned to the legislators who are elected. In other words, the power to make such decisions would be returned to the states just as the abortion decision was. Federal agencies would no longer be empowered to write our laws.

    If Congress were put in charge, environmental rules intended to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy would be stalled. Climate change would be debated by legislators publicly and the actual cost of proposed regulations would be revealed.

    If the Supreme Court rules in favor of West Virginia, it will save the coal industry. Westmoreland Mining Holdings, North American Coal Corporation, and others will win a huge victory and it will be a death knell for Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda.

    Democrats have buried the actual costs of abandoning oil and gas in favor of their green agenda. Once consumers see what wind and solar power actually cost, they are likely to balk at the whole inane concept that Biden calls the “Great Transition.”

    The ruling would not only affect environmental regulations, it would severely smack the hands of federal agencies when making decisions. The mess engendered by alphabet agencies started in the 1930s with President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. That created a whopping 69 offices and executive branch agencies that have since meddled in every aspect of Americans’ lives.


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              1. you depicted a child in a pool, also 😉 I knew what you meant 😉 I haven’t seen evidence of betting pools … just “the fix is in” for lower sentence, from Gil and Wolfie

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  19. Give me a break!


    The Maxwell Sentencing (15):

    Defense statement by Bobbi Sternheim

    To those who spoke, you have shown courage… The purpose of today is not to take issue with the record. That will be addressed to the Court of Appeals. This is about the US asking for “multiple decades” for a 60 year old woman.

    Probation recommended 20 years – now higher than applicable guideline. The US asks for the outer limits. It is out of proportion. Jeffrey Epstein would have faced the same – and he is clearly more culpable.

    I know that what we heard today does not beg sympathy for Ghislaine. She has lived her whole life under a cloud. Her narcissistic father overwhelmed her childhood and early adulthood.

    She is over 60 years old. She has no history of violence. When she was moved, in the past two months, to general population she began conducting English classes.

    A sentence below the guidelines is sufficient. She should not be sent away from the rest of her life.

    Paul Serran
    , edited

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    1. she groomed young girls…her reach will extend beyond her years on this planet. for that alone–robbing many young women of their innocence–she should face a death for EACH innocence she murdered.

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      1. The Maxwell Sentencing (20):
        Judge Nathan: The sentencing submissions did not express remorse or accept responsibility. Ms. Maxwell is entitled to exercise her right to go to trial. But I will take into account her lack of remorse. I conclude that a sentence of 240 months is right.

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  20. reading at the cth that the “surprise” witness is making shit up as she goes along…LOL including that REALPOTUS grabbed the steering wheel (in the BEAST) and tried to force the driver to take him to the capitol–that he knew the crowd HAD weapons…

    June 28, 2022 2:32 pm

    I’m not watching the Amber Heard (cough cough, I mean Cassidy Hutchinson) hearing….

    But this sounds a bit exaggerated…..

    “I am the effing president, take me up to the Capitol now.”

    Cassidy Hutchinson says Trump reached to grab the steering wheel when his security detail refused to take him to the Capitol — and lunged at his clavicle. pic.twitter.com/X6UQZvf1iT

    — Axios (@axios) June 28, 2022

    Commenters point out that this is hearsay, also….proves Trump did not expect violence if insisted on going to the Capitol grounds, himself, to be with the people.

    And, others questioned how Trump could have grabbed the stearing wheel in the beast from the back seat, logistically?

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    1. OhNoYouDoNot
      June 28, 2022 2:58 pm
      Reply to Troublemaker10

      Her Fake story that I tried to grab the steering wheel of the White House Limousine in order to steer it to the Capitol Building is “sick” and fraudulent, very much like the Unselect Committee itself – Wouldn’t even have been possible to do such a ridiculous thing. Her story of me throwing food is also false…and why would SHE have to clean it up, I hardly knew who she was?


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  21. Filly,

    you enjoy researching … perhaps you would look into Ms Maxwell’s “designation”?

    “Judge Nathan: There are additional assets. The sentence as stated is imposed. Designation?
    Sternheim: We request the BOP facility in Danbury, Connecticut. And the FIT program ”

    Also, this is link to Thread by Inner City Press which covered this trial, sentencing …


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              1. She took that “lemon” and made lemonade! I have a lot of respect for her. She told tons of women in prison skills they could use on the outside… and how to take care of themselves.

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          1. B&H have “friends” everywhere! Cabal wants her dead… they got rid of her father when he became a liability. We’re ruled by a global mafia… they’ll make it happen … if that’s what they want

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