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Today from Josh Hawley’s (r) press office:

Senator Hawley Press Office @SenHawleyPress
Biden and Garland want to have this FBI raid swept under the rug.

There needs to be real accountability here.
[….]
8:43 AM · Aug 12, 2022

Evidently they didn’t get the memo that the subject is now radioactive.

As usual, there is much hilarity in the responses:

If there are nuclear secrets in the documents, are you going to demand accountability from the person who took them?

Trump had ill-gotten highly-classified nuclear secrets in an unsecured location, but you think the “accountability” has to be for the people who were dutifully protecting America’s security?

Why are you so anti-American and so pro-criminal?

#ResignHawley

You are absolutely right! There needs to be accountability for anyone stealing top secret documents regarding nuclear secrets, or any other top secret information! You’re such a good “lawyer”![….]

And #Trump made the penalties for his own crimes even worse in 2018!!!

Wow, I thought you went to Yale for law school not Trump University.

He should ask for his money back.

Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…

Get on a real news channel and talk about it.

“Faux News channel, fascist groupies” – protest sign, circa 2003- 2004.

Blah blah blah, Huckster Hawley swears fealty to a thief.

Tick Tock Traitor

This account should be renamed ‘Pravda ‘ for the propaganda it spews.

“Ни правды в Правде, ни новостей в Известиях.”

The reason Donald Trump is the first former president to be treated like a criminal is that he is the first former president who is a criminal. [….]

You do so much damage with these ridiculous interviews Josh. You rile people up and then when they come charging you’re running down a hallway to hide. People are losing their lives for believing your bullshit. It needs to stop.

Again…you know full well that everything about it was legal and aboveboard. But you are shameless in exploiting the fact that your base doesn’t know that and you can make serious bank off of your feigned outrage.

You are a pile.

Wow. At first I thought this tweet was two days old not two hours old. You really are relying on the stupidity of your followers, or you are as stupid as you are swift, Fleet Feet.

They want it swept under a rug!?!?
You cannot be this willfully stupid

Josh Hawley (r) [2016 file photo].

Previously:

Schadenfreude-a-Lago (August 8, 2022)

Barking out approved talking points with the rest of the MAGA seals (August 9, 2022)

Tell us you don’t know how search warrants actually work without telling us you don’t know how they work (August 10, 2022)

Former County Sheriff Publicly Denounces “No one is above the law” (August 10, 2022)

He was framed! (August 11, 2022)

And your point is? (August 11, 2022)

And your point is?

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President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Christopher A. Wray to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Issued on: June 7, 2017

Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Christopher A. Wray for the position of Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). [….]

Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…

It’s a cult made up of paranoid stupid people. Unfortunately that makes the supply of potential members close to infinite.

A search warrant has right wingnuts all atwitter. Some of them came here.

As usual, we don’t allowing ignorant comments out of moderation to be linked with an original post, but we will present them in subsequent posts for the purpose of public derision and mockery. As we see fit. We see fit:

Hillary is above the law, James comey is above the law, Christopher Wray is above the law, and all the rest of this swamp is above the law apparently!!

Who was it, again, who nominated Christopher Wray to be the Director of the FBI? Right wingnut media propaganda has permeated our cultural substrata. Welcome to 21st Century America.

Stupidity may be inherited, ignorance is a personal choice.

“Make America Great Again” – in Russian.

Previously:

Schadenfreude-a-Lago (August 8, 2022)

Barking out approved talking points with the rest of the MAGA seals (August 9, 2022)

Tell us you don’t know how search warrants actually work without telling us you don’t know how they work (August 10, 2022)

Former County Sheriff Publicly Denounces “No one is above the law” (August 10, 2022)

He was framed! (August 11, 2022)

He was framed!

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Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…

It’s a cult made up of paranoid stupid people. Unfortunately that makes the supply of potential members close to infinite.

A search warrant has right wingnuts all atwitter. Some of them came here.

As usual, we don’t allowing ignorant comments out of moderation to be linked with an original post, but we will present them in subsequent posts for the purpose of public derision and mockery. As we see fit. We see fit:

Trump should have had a representative there or himself they could put anything they want to in there with nobody looking they insisted everybody leave so to me the warrant is invalid

Ah, right wingnut media propaganda has permeated our cultural substrata. Welcome to 21st Century America.

“Faux News channel, fascist groupies” – protest sign, circa 2003- 2004.

Dumbass.

When someone posts a comment here their email and IP addresses are part of the record.

Previously:

Schadenfreude-a-Lago (August 8, 2022)

Barking out approved talking points with the rest of the MAGA seals (August 9, 2022)

Tell us you don’t know how search warrants actually work without telling us you don’t know how they work (August 10, 2022)

Former County Sheriff Publicly Denounces “No one is above the law” (August 10, 2022)

Former County Sheriff Publicly Denounces “No one is above the law”

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Michael L. Parson
57th Governor of Missouri
Governor Parson is a veteran who served six years in the United States Army. He served more than 22 years in law enforcement, including 12 years as the sheriff of Polk County. [….]

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
Rule 41. Search and Seizure
[….]
f) Executing and Returning the Warrant.

(1) Warrant to Search for and Seize a Person or Property.

(A) Noting the Time. The officer executing the warrant must enter on it the exact date and time it was executed.

(B) Inventory. An officer present during the execution of the warrant must prepare and verify an inventory of any property seized. The officer must do so in the presence of another officer and the person from whom, or from whose premises, the property was taken. If either one is not present, the officer must prepare and verify the inventory in the presence of at least one other credible person. In a case involving the seizure of electronic storage media or the seizure or copying of electronically stored information, the inventory may be limited to describing the physical storage media that were seized or copied. The officer may retain a copy of the electronically stored information that was seized or copied.

(C) Receipt. The officer executing the warrant must give a copy of the warrant and a receipt for the property taken to the person from whom, or from whose premises, the property was taken or leave a copy of the warrant and receipt at the place where the officer took the property. For a warrant to use remote access to search electronic storage media and seize or copy electronically stored information, the officer must make reasonable efforts to serve a copy of the warrant and receipt on the person whose property was searched or who possessed the information that was seized or copied. Service may be accomplished by any means, including electronic means, reasonably calculated to reach that person.

(D) Return. The officer executing the warrant must promptly return it—together with a copy of the inventory—to the magistrate judge designated on the warrant. The officer may do so by reliable electronic means. The judge must, on request, give a copy of the inventory to the person from whom, or from whose premises, the property was taken and to the applicant for the warrant.
[….]

Governor Mike Parson (r) [2018 file photo].

Yesterday:

Governor Mike Parson @GovParsonMO
I share the concerns of many Missourians and Americans regarding yesterday’s search of President Trump’s home.
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5:09 PM · Aug 9, 2022

You sure it’s not a private club, resort, hotel?

Governor Mike Parson @GovParsonMO
The unsupported and hostile targeting of a former President by the FBI and DOJ detaches them from their independent and nonpartisan law enforcement duty.

Political motivation and gamesmanship destroy public trust in our justice system. Now is time for transparency.
2/3
5:09 PM · Aug 9, 2022

Governor Mike Parson @GovParsonMO
Never have such actions been taken against a former President, and the White House’s denial of knowledge about such an unprecedented move is either a lie or complete failure of leadership.

The DOJ must immediately answer for these actions.
3/3
5:09 PM · Aug 9, 2022

There was much hilarity in the responses:

Let me get this straight. A former sheriff is not backing the blue? So, when you had evidence of crimes, did you just say “meh, screw it,” and let criminals crime? You *know* the DOJ will be in a heap of hurt if these are trumped up changes.

Wasn’t you a sheriff at some point? So you should know that to get that kind the evidence has to be really compelling. So are you saying that certain people should be above the law?

He was.

Maybe it’s time to revisit the governors past LEO career. If he’s willing to let one man off the hook for taking classified files home after his term, what else did he let slide? Any unsolved murders during his time as sheriff?

NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW [….]

Weren’t you in law enforcement? You should be ashamed, break the law, face the consequences.

You want a dictator.

No one should be above the law, even more so the wealthiest and most powerful among us. President Trump ran his entire administration as a part of his lifelong pattern of criminal behavior. You know this; we all know this. Stand up against criminal autocracy
@GovParsonMO

Oh my gawd. I would be much more concerned if the FBI did not perform it’s legal duties. Should any elected American leader be allowed to steal and hide official documents?

The “concerns” are based on lies & an anti-American desire to hold one party above the law.

You should be defending the rule of law, telling those who are “concerned” that they are wrong to attack the rule of law, not supporting the lawlessness.

Your anti-LEO rhetoric is wrong.

It’s ironic.

Please don’t make an embarrassment of yourself in service of Trump again.

Too late.

Why is this statement being made at all? I’m sure no one was clamoring to know what the governor of Missouri thought about the situation. Yes, it is precedented. No, it is not unsupported. The court/judge signing the order knows the evidence. It isn’t for the public to know. Yet.

Yes, it is so worrisome when those to whom we bow are treated the same under the law as everybody else.

If you’re so concerned about a legally executed search warrant, it’s probably time to resign. Please don’t return to law enforcement; you’re obviously unsuited for that.

This is a shameful response. The rule of law applies to everyone in a democracy. If you don’t stand for that, you don’t stand for democracy.
#GOPTraitorsToDemocracy #GOPCorruptionOverCountry #VoteBlue

The complete lack of respect for law enforcement is stunning coming from a former LEO. You could’ve said nothing and not disgraced yourself.

Completely inappropriate response.

You don’t know the facts.

How do you know search warrant was “unsupported?”
“Hostile?” Trump wasn’t even there.
You’re Lying.

He appointed the FBI director, he appointed the federal prosecutor, he appointed the judge. These were his appointees. [….]

Trump will never love you.

No, you don’t. They had a warrant. That’s the legal process supported by the Constitution and legal precedent. Are you anti-Constitution? Are you anti-Law and Order?

Are you against following the law? Anti-Democracy? Anti-Missouri? Anti-American? Don’t bother answering, Parson. We already know.

I’m truly blown away. At what time did you think those statements helps Missouri in anyway. Wow… and you replaced Greitens… pan into the fire.

Was it in Missouri?

No, then why comment?

It’s clearly an ongoing active criminal investigation into someone who has multiple criminal investigations going on.

He’s a citizen, not a king.

He’s subject to the same laws as every other citizen. He’s not a king.

No one is above the law Governor. No one.

Trump has the warrant, he can release it and the list of things they took too.

Yep.

“…The officer executing the warrant must give a copy of the warrant and a receipt for the property taken to the person from whom, or from whose premises, the property was taken…”

Mike,the former Pres can and should post the full warrant and every line of it. He has a copy of every item they were search for as well as each law that may have been broken. The DOJ can’t publish or release it yet but he can as a private guy. He CAN not sure he’d want to

Wait, so you DON’T support law enforcement?

Is somebody nervous?

Oh they shared the warrant with you?

I’m not concerned. I didn’t take boxes of classified material home just to use as props for friends at my house/golf club.

Unsupported? How would you know???

Like when he’ll go public with the warrant. He absolutely can you know. It’ll surely vindicate him, no?

What? It’s an investigation. Tell your boy to show us the warrant! It’s all in there.

Nobody is above the law, governor.

Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…

Previously:

Schadenfreude-a-Lago (August 8, 2022)

Barking out approved talking points with the rest of the MAGA seals (August 9, 2022)

Tell us you don’t know how search warrants actually work without telling us you don’t know how they work (August 10, 2022)

Tell us you don’t know how search warrants actually work without telling us you don’t know how they work

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Josh Hawley (r) [2016 file photo].

The third senator from Virginia has a few thoughts this morning:

Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
At a minimum, Garland must resign or be impeached. The search warrant must be published. Christoper Wray must be removed. And the FBI reformed top to bottom.
9:24 AM · Aug 9, 2022

As always, there is much hilarity in the responses:

Why don’t you call up Donald Trump and ask him to share his copy of the warrant? Put up or shut up.

No one is above the law. That means you too, Joshie. And BTW, since you don’t know what’s in the search warrant, I suggest that’s your first step. You may be surprised. Pretty quick to judge without the facts.

Wow. You are just a terrible human being. You *know* that a judge signed off on a warrant. And you want everyone removed from office because law enforcement did its job? You are just a criminal. Pump your fist again – the dangerous extremists in the back didn’t hear you.

He also knows it’s not “Biden’s FBI.” Trump appointed Wray.

Impeached for what? Signing off on the DOJ presenting evidence of probable cause to a judge who then determined there was sufficient probable cause to issue a search warrant? As a lawyer, you know how it works. There was nothing inappropriate here. Stop lying.

It was a Federal Judge who signed off on the warrant Josh and the FBI Director appointed by Trump. Biden had ZERO to do with it and let’s not forget the guy who actually took the classified documents who you seem to not blame at all

As a Missourian, please stop. Your actions reflect on our entire state. That Missourians voted largely for Trump doesn’t mean MO is largely MAGA which you’d know if you actually lived here.

Law enforcement leaves a copy of the search warrant, which itemizes what they are looking for and what laws were violated.
If Trump thinks this search was abusive and he has nothing to hide, HE could release the warrant to the public.

He’ll release it. With his taxes.

Former Presidents cannot take documents. It’s against the law. They asked for the documents back and Trump refused. So they went and got them. What about this is so confusing?

Trump has a copy of the warrant. Why isn’t he publishing it?

‘The search warrant must be published”

This is factually wrong.

But if Trump wants to publish it, along with the inventory of what was seized, he is free to do so.

Wonder why he hasn’t yet?

Trump has a copy of the warrant.
Get on the phone, burner or otherwise, and tell Trump to release it.

Trump could release the search warrant any time he wants Running Man.

Maybe you should be asking why he’s not?

Tough talk from a runner.

Search and seizure based on a search warrant approved by a federal magistrate?

That’s a hill for you to die on, really?

Just resign now.

Umm. The DOJ doesn’t do that – it could compromise their investigation. Trump, of course, could release it…but he won’t for some reason…must be damning.

1. Trump appointed Wray.
2. Trump has the search warrant and can publish it himself.

Didn’t you go to YALE LAW? If so, you must know how difficult it is to get a search warrant on a former president. The likelihood of the evidence being less than red hot is quite small.

Josh – tell Trump to share the warrant. Easy way to publish it. Oh wait you wouldn’t really do that. Keep stretching it’s gonna be a long run

What’s stopping Trump from publishing it?

Thank you from Oregon, my new favorite Senator!

Wrong state. Virginia, not Oregon.

Josh….Trump has the search warrant, that includes the reason for the search. Legally, he has to be provided a copy. Ask HIM to make it public

What are you even talking about?

Lol, sure Josh…or maybe Donald could tell us what was on the warrant. Carry on with your gaslighting session.

On and on…

Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…

Previously:

Schadenfreude-a-Lago (August 8, 2022)

Barking out approved talking points with the rest of the MAGA seals (August 9, 2022)

Barking out approved talking points with the rest of the MAGA seals

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Eric Schmitt (r) [2021 file photo].

Eric Schmitt (r) [2021 file photo].

Last night:

Eric Schmitt @Eric_Schmitt
The weaponization of Biden’s DOJ against political enemies is unprecedented

DOJ targeting Trump
DOJ targeting parents
DOJ targeting gun owners
DOJ ignoring illegal intimidation against Justices
DOJ ignoring Hunter Biden
87k new IRS agents coming

This is Banana Republic stuff.
10:14 PM · Aug 8, 2022

Some responses:

You really should know how search warrants work. Oh, wait, your area of expertise is filing losing lawsuits and wasting taxpayer money. I guess your feelings were hurt when I said you weren’t the worst Eric, and you’re trying to prove me wrong.

DOJ executed a search warrant as part of an investigation requested by the National Archives over records moved and destroyed to determine if preservation laws were broken.
The disgraced exPrez needs to know the rules apply to him too.
Rule of Law

If you only knew about laws

Trump & his Senate appointed & approved Wray as head of the FBI in 2017. The warrant & search followed the playbook. No one is above the law. #RuleOfLaw

If there is violence, you & other inciteful Republicans will be responsible. Do you want a civil war & the USA destroyed?

It’s called justice. We understand that you may be unfamiliar with this concept.

Yet you know none of this. A warrant for a former President had a high bar. It’s reasonable to believe they had significantly more cause than you did for all your campaign lawsuits. You should probably let the adults work this out.

You are the freaking Attorney General! You know (or should) how the law works. Sadly, you’re just a political hack trying to get votes.

No dude. Trump appointed Wray and there was apparently enough evidence to get a warrant -you should know this since you’re an attorney although from your record. It appears you got your license to practice law from a cracker jack box. That’s how Rule of Law works.

You mean the guy who was appointed by DJT? Wray. Or do you mean the judge who signed the warrant? Also appointed by DJT and confirmed by GOP Congress people. Or did you mean Ron DeSantis who KNEW about the raid and didn’t to off anyone at Mar-a-lago? Don’t be a #schmitthead

You sound scared.

Good.

A little later:

Eric Schmitt @Eric_Schmitt
When I’m in the Senate I’ll take a wrecking ball to this overtly political DOJ and the Administrative State.
10:28 PM · Aug 8, 2022

Some of the responses:

It is important to know that you will actually act on your belief that some people are above the law.

You lack the required commitment to the law to be Attorney General let alone a US Senator.

You really do not know how the judicial system works do you. Let me help you. A judge approved a search warrant which was requested by trump’s appointee to the FBI.

Amazing how the GOP supports law and order right up to the point that they break the law.

Dude why are you so obsessed with destructive mechanisms? Ya know blow torches, wrecking balls, bats. Normal people don’t go around wanting to destroy everything. Besides we all know you’re just going to sue everyone with frivolous lawsuits to try and get your way.

Who is it that nominated the current director of the FBI? I’ll wait.

Donald Trump (r).

This is a funny way of saying that you intend to protect lawbreakers from your own party. Shouldn’t an Attorney General be faithful to the law?

Wow. Eric wants to go down w the trump ship. Excellent. Good call, dumass.

Says the fascist AG whose saying he’d be a fascist Senator.

I’m sorry. Which Eric are you? I get confused.

Heh.

Corrupt people are above the law…. Got it. Nice!

As MO AG, you took “overtly political administrative state” to an astonishing level

Rule of Law really makes you mad, doesn’t it?

We know you will sweetie. You’re lying to your people. You are well aware that there had to have been overwhelming evidence for a judge to issue a search warrant, but you pander to the float trip crowd that won’t ever look into this. You’re cute.

Oddly enough, you actually know that’s not how the Senate works.

So, you believe there are special people who are above the law? Ha! And you’re Missouri’s Attorney General? Who else is above the law? Everyone you’re politically aligned with? Who specifically is above the law? Just asking questions.

Ok, so you’ll be soft on Republican crime? Good to know. You know the FBI director was appointed by Trump, right?

Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…

Previously:

Schadenfreude-a-Lago (August 8, 2022)

Schadenfreude-a-Lago

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Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…

This evening:

Stonekettle @Stonekettle
BREAKING: Trump currently in a white Bronco slowly headed south on a Los Angles freeway…
6:58 PM · Aug 8, 2022

Shannon Watts @shannonrwatts
“And then he said, ‘They even broke into my safe!’”
[….]
8:02 PM · Aug 8, 2022

Seva @SevaUT
An FBI raid on a former president sets a dangerous precedent by implying the rule of law applies equally to everyone.
7:35 PM · Aug 8, 2022

Dan Rather @DanRather
(Overhead in Florida)
Knock knock.
Who’s there?
The Feds.
6:37 PM · Aug 8, 2022

Bess Kalb @bessbell
Make no mistake: This raid is historic in that for the first time there are people at Mar-a-Lago actually doing work for the federal government.
6:44 PM · Aug 8, 2022

Don Lewis @DonLew87
FBI memo to agents: ‘Big raid at Mar-a-Lago. Be there, will be wild!’
6:51 PM · Aug 8, 2022

Heh.

This is just a very small sample.

Pass the popcorn.

For future reference

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Eric Schmitt (r) [2021 file photo].

Last night:

Eric Schmitt @Eric_Schmitt
Democrats think raising taxes will fix the inflation they created. The misnamed “Inflation Reduction Act” will supercharge the price hikes wrecking our economy and force families to pay more in taxes. When I get to the Senate, I’ll be ready to stop to these socialist boondoggles.
7:45 PM · Aug 7, 2022

From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on August 5th:

Payroll employment rises by 528,000 in July; unemployment rate edges down to 3.5%
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 528,000 in July, and the unemployment rate edged down to 3.5 percent. Both total nonfarm employment and the unemployment rate have returned to their February 2020 pre-pandemic levels.

As usual, there was much hilarity in the responses to Eric Schmitt (r):

Would have voted to prevent capping insulin at $35 a month?

DEMOCRATIC PRIORITIES: Reduce inflation, make prescription drugs more affordable, protect the climate, more jobs, protect human rights

REPUBLICAN PRIORITIES: Defend Alex Jones, insurrection, higher insulin costs, break up marriages, force 10 year olds to have their rapists’ baby

Maybe you should sue somebody about it. That’s the only thing you do anyway you useless grifter.

Keep in mind that you weren’t the best Eric. You just weren’t (quite) the worst Eric. Raising the tax rate for those making over $400,000 per year will have negligible impact on Missouri families. Wasting our tax dollars on frivolous lawsuits against our school districts hurt.

Don’t you have to go waste our tax money trying to sue china or something? Get out of here

Boring and predictable. Let us know if you ever plan on fighting for anything worthwhile.

Don’t know how to break it to you Sparky but most Americans don’t make more than $400,000 a year, but then again they don’t have access to all that nice corporate cash or all that dark money you’ve got.

If you were to get to the Senate, you would be every bit the failure you are as AG.

Oh my gawd. What a load of crap.

Dude, you sue the school systems. Lol

Democrats created global inflation? If you think most families make 400k+ you are quite out of touch. Personally, I’m happy that billion dollar companies will have a minimum tax.

If you get to the Senate you’ll be to busy grandstanding to know what the hell is going on.

Cringeworthy that you are anywhere near a political office.

Inflation is a global thing. No one party did anything to start it,and the donors of the GQP are in profiteering off of it.

“Socialist” is an interesting way of describing getting rich people to pay SLIGHTLY more ! [….]

So the only way to keep inflation down is to let corporations not pay taxes, so they don’t increase their prices? How the fuck is that going so far?

As a Missourian Mr. Schmitt, let me say this…you are a freaking moron.

“If you’re not a tax cheat, hedge fund manager or a corporation making over $1 billion, you’re not affected.”

– Steven M. Rosenthal, senior fellow at the Tax Policy Center

A permanent meme

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It’s his destiny.

Yesterday:

The Good Liars @TheGoodLiars
We put up some signs for “Josh Hawley’s Morning Cardio Class” at CPAC.
[….]
10:26 PM · Aug 6, 2022

Josh Hawley (r) [2016 file photo].

Previously:

Josh Hawley (r) is famous! (July 21, 2022)

“Fistpump McRunpants” (July 22, 2022)

Not in Missouri (July 22, 2022)

Running Man (July 24, 2022)