Monday Open Thread |Is Jeff Bezos Gonna Take Out The National Enquirer?

The situation with Jeff Bezos, and the National Enquirer has been off the chain.
When the limited episode series of this Administration is done on Netflix, this will be at least 2 episodes.

So, even though AMI (the Parent Company of the Enquirer), got off for what they did illegally during the 2016 election season…they couldn’t help themselves. Hey, they are AMI…they threaten people all the’s just business as usual.

So, they sat up there, confessed to the crimes, and then signed an agreement with the Southern District of New York that they would keep their powder clean for 3 YEARS.
Folks, it hasn’t even been SIX MONTHS.

They destroy what’s left of Bezos’ marriage, and THEN think that they are going to blackmail/extort from him?
Um, ok, sure, whatever to that.

But, their actions, or rather Bezos’ REACTIONS to their attempted blackmail/extortion…well…that’s what has them freaking out. Because, Bezos has absolutely framed this in terms of blackmail and extortion, and you don’t have to like Bezos, to know that what they tried to do was Illegal, and thus cause for the SDNY to COMPLETELY VOID THEIR IMMUNITY AGREEMENT….

And, once the Immunity Agreement is voided…


Now, we aren’t even up to the part where AMI is a company about 500 million dollars in debt….

And, even after Mrs. Bezos gets HALF OF EVERYTHING…

500 million to him is the change in the coffee cans.

Couldn’t happen to a better bunch of thieves.

I hope Bezos rips them apart, financially, and then let the SDNY rip them apart legally.

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79 Responses to Monday Open Thread |Is Jeff Bezos Gonna Take Out The National Enquirer?

  1. rikyrah says:

    Bezos, the National Enquirer, the Saudis, Trump, and the blackmailing of U.S. democracy | Will Bunch via @phillydotcom

  2. Liza says:

    My nephew’s lab publishing Alzheimer’s research study.

    • Liza says:

      From the article:

      The existence of cerebral blood flow reduction in Alzheimer’s patients has been known for decades, but the exact correlation to impaired cognitive function is less understood.

      “What we’ve done is identify the cellular mechanism that causes reduced brain blood flow in Alzheimer’s disease models, which is neutrophils [white blood cells] sticking in capillaries,” Schaffer said. “We’ve shown that when we block the cellular mechanism [that causes the stalls], we get an improved blood flow, and associated with that improved blood flow is immediate restoration of cognitive performance of spatial- and working-memory tasks.”

      “Now that we know the cellular mechanism,” he said, “it’s a much narrower path to identify the drug or the therapeutic approach to treat it.”

      • majiir says:

        I lost my dad to Alzheimer’s Disease. I’m glad your nephew is working with other researchers to discover why some persons contract the disease. I’m also hoping and praying for a cure/treatment for those that are suffering with the disease or may contract it. It’s devastating watching someone you love change in such drastic ways. My mom and dad were married for 52 years when she passed in 1999 from heart disease. My dad passed two years later from AD. There’s not a day that passes in my life that I don’t think about them and miss them.

      • Liza says:

        Alzheimer’s is one of the worst ways to die slowly. My mother had Alzheimer’s disease for about ten years and for about six of those years she was in a nursing home. I don’t know to what degree this influenced her grandson to study the disease, certainly he was more aware of it because of her. His PhD is in physics, he did a post doc at UCSD where I believe they were just working on lasers. Then he got his own lab at Cornell and started doing this research soon afterwards. I’ve always been glad he didn’t end up doing defense related work.

  3. Cory Booker can pound concrete. He may not know it yet, but you just fugged up. I’m not about to kiss the a*ss of my oppressors & comfort them. Racist people are responsible for their own damn racism. FIX YOURSELF!

    RIKYRAH: This is why @CoryBooker is a non-starter for me 😠😠.

    • Liza says:

      What is to understand? Blackface is mockery.
      1. teasing and contemptuous language or behavior directed at a particular person or thing.
      synonyms: ridicule, derision, jeering, sneering, contempt, scorn, scoffing, joking, teasing, taunting, sarcasm, ragging, chaffing, jibing;
      2. an absurd misrepresentation or imitation of something.

      • Ametia says:

        That scene says it all. Matthew Weiner nailed it. It wasn’t a pretty scene, and it made me wonder if folks were Squamish, downright credulous watching it.

    • rikyrah says:

      I was done.
      Just done.😒

  4. Liza says:

    I have to admit, this made me laugh. Lawd, will we ever be free of the Trumps? How much longer?

  5. .@SteveKingIA has been a racist bigot for yrs in Congress & not one of you stepped up & condemned his racism in all forms. It wasn’t until @SenatorTimScott had enough & called out the racist bigotry did @GOPLeader finally take a stand. Criticizing a government is not antisemitism

  6. When you see your friend abusing other people it is wrong to look the other way or ignore it. You’re just as guilty as if you did the abuse.

  7. Oh well. They voted for him. Karma! Its what’s for dinner.

  8. Liza says:

    SMH, this is what Trump tweeted this AM. Looks like whatever frayed thread was connecting him to reality has given way and he is kind of floating out there thinking strange thoughts…

  9. rikyrah says:

    Susan Collins placed a bad bet on Brett Kavanaugh
    02/11/19 09:20 AM
    By Steve Benen

    The Louisiana statute is a direct violation of the Supreme Court’s 2016 ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, and until the court overturns that decision, the Louisiana law cannot take effect. To [Chief Justice John] Roberts, this precedent matters.

    To Justice Brett Kavanaugh, it does not. Kavanaugh so disagreed with the majority that he wrote a dissent explaining why the Louisiana law should be allowed to move forward – an opinion that should not be taken as anything less than a declaration of war on Roe v. Wade.


    Didn’t Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) put her reputation on the line, assuring the public that Kavanaugh wouldn’t do this?

    Actually, yes, she did. The Maine Republican, who is one of the few remaining pro-choice GOP lawmakers remaining on Capitol Hill, announced before Kavanaugh was even chosen for the high court that she “would not support a nominee who demonstrated hostility to Roe v. Wade.”

    Collins nevertheless helped confirm Kavanaugh, confident in her assertions that Donald Trump’s choice for the high court saw abortion rights as “settled as a precedent of the court” and “settled law.”

    Maine’s senior senator will likely seek a fourth term next year. The likelihood of Democrats making Kavanaugh and his approach to reproductive rights an important campaign issue is roughly 100%.

  10. Liza says:

    I’m not a fan of Jeff Bezos, but I do love that AMI/Enquirer effed with the wrong marine. Ever since the National Enquirer broke the John Edward’s scandal they have thought they have some kind of legitimate claim to real journalism as opposed to being just another vulgar grocery store tabloid.

  11. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh 😒

    Natasha Varner (@nsvarner) Tweeted:
    I’m seeing way too many white people critiquing Native American intellectuals for their continued calls for @ewarren to do better. You are extremely in the wrong on this issue and here’s why. A thread.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh 😒

    Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) Tweeted:
    People who think it will be easy to beat Trump are wrong. It’s not going to be impossible. But now he’s president. And a lot of people are vested in his success. We are all going to have to work hard to defeat him.

  13. rikyrah says:

    The Crisis Magazine (@thecrisismag) Tweeted:
    According to reports, Virginia’s largest public university granted the conservative Charles Koch Foundation a say in the hiring and firing of professors in exchange for millions of dollars in donations.

  14. rikyrah says:

    Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) Tweeted:
    Good speech, but missed opportunity by @SenAmyKlobuchar. She didn’t mention the shooting of Philando Castille, the Black man shot and killed during a traffic stop in St. Paul, MN, Mentioning the case would have signaled to AfAms, the base of the party, that she sees them.

    • Ametia says:

      AND in addition to Mr. Philando Castille’s cold-blooded murder with his 4 year old daughter as a witness, there’s been an increase in police killings of innocent black men in MN, PERIOD Philando being brutally murder was more pronounced –see FACEBOOK.

      If she can’t speak to law enforcement and the justice system being broken….

      Amy speaking about her mid-western/iron range bonafides is NOT ENOUGH
      MN is more diverse, Laotian, Somalians, Nigerian, and African-Americans live in the great state of Minnesota TOO.


    • Ametia says:

      Big Viola Davis fan, however, I never got into HTGAWM. The title alone was a big turn-off.

      Big Greys Anatomy fan though.

  15. rikyrah says:

    This is why Cory Booker is a non-starter for me 😠😠

  16. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😀😀😀

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