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Re: The Brittney Griner Thing
« Reply #50 on: July 27, 2022, 07:21:30 PM »

on the radio news today, they were saying she didn't get a Miranda warning   :facepalm:  :rofl:
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Re: The Brittney Griner Thing
« Reply #51 on: July 28, 2022, 01:46:49 PM »

So they're talking about trading some arms dealer (cue movie bad guy #1) for the pothead who couldn't quit, and... An Ex-Marine who got a bad discharge and who was doing some sort of security gig or something who got popped for spying (great catch-all charge...)...
 
Let 'em stay in the lovely Russian jails...
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Re: The Brittney Griner Thing
« Reply #52 on: July 28, 2022, 01:48:24 PM »

So we release a man who sells arms to terrorists to get a famous athlete out of prison for importing drugs to Russia.

The rule of law is dead, dead, dead.

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Re: The Brittney Griner Thing
« Reply #53 on: August 04, 2022, 11:50:32 AM »

https://people.com/sports/brittney-griner-sentenced-to-9-years-in-russian-prison/

A guilty verdict and a nine year sentence for Ms. Griner.
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Re: The Brittney Griner Thing
« Reply #54 on: August 04, 2022, 12:25:03 PM »

https://people.com/sports/brittney-griner-sentenced-to-9-years-in-russian-prison/

A guilty verdict and a nine year sentence for Ms. Griner.

Iím sure she will take it like a man.

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Re: The Brittney Griner Thing
« Reply #55 on: August 04, 2022, 12:27:10 PM »

Could trade Hunter
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Re: The Brittney Griner Thing
« Reply #56 on: August 04, 2022, 12:35:23 PM »

Could trade Hunter

The Russians aren't that stupid.

Besides, they probably own him already.
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Re: The Brittney Griner Thing
« Reply #57 on: August 04, 2022, 12:58:16 PM »

She pleaded guilty?

Let her serve her time, then.
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Re: The Brittney Griner Thing
« Reply #58 on: August 04, 2022, 01:28:02 PM »

One potential sticky wicket for a prisoner swap:  for years, the Soviets and then the Russians have wanted Aldritch Ames released to Russia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldrich_Ames). Mr. Ames, a CIA officer working for the KGB caused more deaths of Soviet agents working for the CIA until Robert Hanssen came along.  The Feds have consistently said they will not give up Mr. Ames.
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Re: The Brittney Griner Thing
« Reply #59 on: August 04, 2022, 08:47:24 PM »

She pleaded guilty?

Let her serve her time, then.

She was also convicted (in Russia, there's a trial even if the defendant pleads guilty), and she has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

That would effectively end her WNBA career. She's 31 now, so she'd be 40 when she gets out.

I don't buy her "confession." She admits she had cannabis oil and paraphernalia in her luggage, but she claims it was a mistake and that she knew it was illegal and she didn't intend to break any Russian laws. IMHO, she knew perfectly well it was in her luggage, because she put it there -- and she knew it was illegal but she assumed that because of her celebrity status she was immune to the laws.

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Re: The Brittney Griner Thing
« Reply #61 on: August 04, 2022, 11:44:10 PM »

She was making pretty good money, right? Why didn't she have her adams apple shaved down? I understand that that is not a difficult surgery...
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Re: The Brittney Griner Thing
« Reply #62 on: August 05, 2022, 12:05:18 AM »

The schadenfreude on this one makes me smile.  She's awful, and awful things happening to her make me happy.

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Re: The Brittney Griner Thing
« Reply #63 on: August 05, 2022, 05:04:13 PM »

My hope is the Russians will us as an alarm every morning the American National Anthem.
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Re: The Brittney Griner Thing
« Reply #64 on: August 05, 2022, 05:07:32 PM »

My hope is the Russians will us as an alarm every morning the American National Anthem.

That will just be when the guard wants a blow job.

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Re: The Brittney Griner Thing
« Reply #65 on: August 05, 2022, 05:27:46 PM »

Interestingly, I'm seeing some conservatives come out in favor of a prisoner swap, claiming that the ruskies gave her a harsh sentence as leverage for getting their people back. Stuart Varney did a whole spiel on Fox Business this morning.

I'm willing to concede that the sentence may be harsher than normally called for there (but maybe not), but there wouldn't be a sentence if she didn't bring drugs into freakin' RUSSIA.

Varney ended his spiel saying "Who would travel to Russia? Don't travel to Russia!" I would simply say, don't travel to Russia (or any foreign country) with illegal drugs. Or with an IQ of 74.
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Re: The Brittney Griner Thing
« Reply #66 on: August 05, 2022, 06:00:55 PM »

Interestingly, I'm seeing some conservatives come out in favor of a prisoner swap, claiming that the ruskies gave her a harsh sentence as leverage for getting their people back. Stuart Varney did a whole spiel on Fox Business this morning.

I'm willing to concede that the sentence may be harsher than normally called for there (but maybe not), but there wouldn't be a sentence if she didn't bring drugs into freakin' RUSSIA.

Varney ended his spiel saying "Who would travel to Russia? Don't travel to Russia!" I would simply say, don't travel to Russia (or any foreign country) with illegal drugs. Or with an IQ of 74.

She's lucky it's wasn't a ME country or many E. Asian ones.
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Re: The Brittney Griner Thing
« Reply #67 on: August 05, 2022, 06:34:49 PM »

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Re: The Brittney Griner Thing
« Reply #68 on: August 05, 2022, 07:45:16 PM »

Interestingly, I'm seeing some conservatives come out in favor of a prisoner swap, claiming that the ruskies gave her a harsh sentence as leverage for getting their people back. Stuart Varney did a whole spiel on Fox Business this morning.

I'm willing to concede that the sentence may be harsher than normally called for there (but maybe not), but there wouldn't be a sentence if she didn't bring drugs into freakin' RUSSIA.

Varney ended his spiel saying "Who would travel to Russia? Don't travel to Russia!" I would simply say, don't travel to Russia (or any foreign country) with illegal drugs. Or with an IQ of 74.

When the " I'm famous and have a Race Card to play"  runs into reality.  She'd been told she can do whatever she wants, all the time for so long she's shocked when the rest of the world treats her as she deserves.
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Re: The Brittney Griner Thing
« Reply #69 on: August 06, 2022, 08:09:55 AM »

One potential sticky wicket for a prisoner swap:  for years, the Soviets and then the Russians have wanted Aldritch Ames released to Russia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldrich_Ames). Mr. Ames, a CIA officer working for the KGB caused more deaths of Soviet agents working for the CIA until Robert Hanssen came along.  The Feds have consistently said they will not give up Mr. Ames.

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Re: The Brittney Griner Thing
« Reply #70 on: August 12, 2022, 01:50:37 PM »

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Re: The Brittney Griner Thing
« Reply #71 on: November 18, 2022, 02:13:26 PM »

Talk of a  prisoner swap again.
So we're going to trade this guy for someone who hates the country that gave her everything and got herself in the spot she's in?
I say fry him and let her rot.

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Re: The Brittney Griner Thing
« Reply #72 on: November 18, 2022, 02:23:55 PM »

I saw a week or so ago that she was sent to a penal colony. Likely to put pressure on the US for this swap, since I'm sure the Biden admin is getting swamped by lefty groups at this point to get her back.

Edit: Meant to say "was sent" not "wasn't sent". Sometimes my brain doesn't work right.
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Re: The Brittney Griner Thing
« Reply #73 on: November 18, 2022, 04:49:49 PM »

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Re: The Brittney Griner Thing
« Reply #74 on: November 18, 2022, 04:59:49 PM »

If she came back, could she even continue to PLAY professional sports?

Aren't there drug tests involved in women's sports?

I can't help but think about how they went after Lance Armstrong, Roger Clemens, and others even after they'd stopped competing professionally. IIRC, Clemens - a baseball player, a mere entertainer - was actually called up to testify before a congressional committee.  :facepalm:
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