Every few days we see and hear another blazing headline of a lottery jackpot in the hundreds of millions and we’re also remind of how your bets are helping fund “education”.
You know, “for the children”… again.
Every few days we see and hear another blazing headline of a lottery jackpot in the hundreds of millions and we’re also remind of how your bets are helping fund “education”.
You know, “for the children”… again.
One sad aspect of being informed on issues by the media and political partisans is how uninformed one can end up being.
More problematic is if that person becomes elected to the United States House of Representatives.
The choice is yours.
On December 3-4, you can endure slow-talking Al Gore and his eighth annual 24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves, complete with certified has-beens, never-really-weres and on-the-way-outs like Sting & Shaggy, Moby, Jeff Goldblum & the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros, the Goo Goo Dolls, David Crosby, Jaden Smith, Bill Nye, Téa Leoni, Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, and a bunch of sanctimonious bureaucrats lecturing on what YOU should do to “save the planet”… things they exempt themselves of doing.
The left and their media can blame President Trump for the closing of General Motors plants and the loss of jobs all they want. The problem is GM has been plagued by one very significant ill going back a decade plus.
An ill not addressed by the Obama administration bailout and still afflicting them today: higher-than-average wages and legacy costs.
We get email alerts, as annoying as most are, and some inspire commentary.
The sole reason that Trump says what he says, and does what he does, is because his truest, most base supporters continue to give him positive reinforcement for his words and actions His supporters love his antics, he behaves the way that they do after their fifth round at Casey’s on a Friday night. And better yet, they get the vicarious thrill of not having their wife make them sleep on the sofa when he says or does something that they’d like to do themselves. How many times have we all read articles and comments wondering on Trump’s complete lack of civility and shame. What nobody ever seems to comment on is the complete lack of civility and shame in his backers.
“The complete lack of civility and shame in his backers”…?
Sorry but Republicans and/or conservatives didn’t immediately take to the streets on Election Night with chants and signs of “Not my president” in a direct middle finger to the winning candidate and those who voted for him.
Republicans and/or conservatives didn’t commit acts of traffic disruption and property damage on Inauguration Day and then have the nerve to dictate everyone else observe a brand of “civility” that they alone would define. They obtained permits, required minimal anticipated law enforcement presence, and always left their area of gathering cleaner than when they arrived.
Republicans and/or conservatives didn’t commit acts of violence against congressmen, senators and their staff on baseball fields or their backyards, let alone be instructed by a Republican member of Congress to stalk and harass administration officials where they eat or live.
What nobody on the left ever seems to comment on is the complete lack of civility and shame of Barack and Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders’ backers.
And they’re full of shit to boot.
As observed many times over the years, when liberals are backed into an intellectual corner, their primary retort is that of personal insults while ignoring the sexist things they do and racist shit they say.
All the way back during the campaign, and ever since, when Trump’s most loyal acolytes are interviewed, they freely admit that they know that the wall will never be built, they just love chanting the slogan as a communal thing. They know he can’t deliver on what he promises, but they love him anyway, because he gives them license to show their true fears and bigotry. And besides, Trump has already delivered on his most basic campaign promise, he is demolishing the entire political and administrative structure of the government. Never forget, all of the racism and xenophobia aside, that is what they sent him there to do. And they’re thrilled.
Democrats knew achieving their pet “single-payer” project would never make it through the legislative process without direct deception to the American people, and thanks to the cover of a complicit media, the lies were blown off, and Obamacare became law fleecing millions of dollars directly from taxpayer wallets. Democrats openly gloat after-the-fact when they successfully dupe the American people and get what they want.
Democrats have also successfully pitted one group against those they prefer. Whether it’s black versus white, men and women over others, Christians versus Muslims, illegal aliens over citizens, liberals have fostered more division for political currency the general public will never be allowed to cash in. Police are ambushed and murdered, citizens are beaten in the streets when responding to progressive protests and the left is thrilled.
And he’s using them to kill our political process too. People keep gnashing their teeth about the GOP doing nothing to rein Trump in. Ever watch a politician? They govern with one wet finger sticking up in the air, looking for which way the wind is blowing. And right now, the GOP trade winds are blowing in a Trumperly direction. The old joke is true, the word politics is derived from two ancient Greek words, poly, meaning ‘many’, and tics, meaning ‘many small, bloodsucking insects.’ The days of honor and constitutional oaths are gone in the GOP, do you really think that Carlos Curbelo wants to go back to being just another common slob in January?
As Rush Limbaugh has mused, Democrats only contesting elections THEY lose after the polls close and conveniently finding votes to push their candidate over the top is killing the political process as they are casting partisan doubt on the political process. Their traditional short-sightedness with calling for an end to the Electoral College in favor of the popular vote will only last until they lose a presidential election via that process. Then we all know they’ll be the first to laud the wisdom of the Founding Fathers in the creation of the Electoral College; a wisdom Hillary Clinton now calls an “anachronism”.
And when it comes to Constitutional oaths, we need only look to the partisan malfeasance on the many Circuit Court benches where rulings are not a result of following rule-of-law precedent but by a Constitution they believe evolves according to progressive desires.
It should be fun to watch the freshman class on Capitol Hill attempt to wrench power from those who’ve held it, in some cases, before some of these freshmen were born. While they avoided going back to “being just another common slob”, they’ve created mechanisms that enrich themselves personally and it will interesting to see how quickly and easily the progressive passionate can be bought.
This is why the investigations that the new Democratic controlled House will undertake starting in January are so important. And why they must be so surgically precise. Exposing Trump’s lies and personal greed won’t do any good. Trump’s supporters won’t care, and everybody else already suspected that stuff. The investigations must be geared to exposing acts and practices that actually affect everyday Americans. There is nothing you can say that is going to turn a Trombie from the “true faith,” the goal must be the same as 2018, ignite passive voters to rise up to protect their own self interests, not the thrill of watching a Three Stooges episode on the 6 o’clock news every night.
Overturning an election result liberal Democrats didn’t like IS the objective. Imposing subsequent revenge on those who voted for Donald Trump will be sweet for them. Covering the interference by federal agencies and their employees must be covered up because the objective is more important that the Pandora’s Box that they may be susceptible to in the future. How many lives are destroyed along the way is of little consequence to those who demand we care for others.
They arrogantly expect everyone to think and vote like them. Many admit they don’t know or frequent places where their political opposition inhabit. That’s because Republicans and/or conservatives tend to be more respectful in public places and not feel entitled and empowered to force their political views on others. Republicans and/or conservatives don’t believe they have a right to shout down opposition and silence the other side simply because they don’t want to hear it.
Because the general election of 2020 is only 711 days away. Forget the Trumpaholics, they’re lost souls. If Trump is defeated in 2020, there will be no political detox for these people, they will simply slither back into whatever dark hole they came from, imply because they didn’t care about the politics, or the process, only their own amusement.
True, we won’t take to the streets, jump on and damage police cars, break the windows of businesses in our path, set automobiles on fire. We’ll be pissed but we won’t physically take it out on Democrats.
At least, for now.
We now know what the GOP ceiling in national elections in the era of Trump is. It’s 46%, that’s what Trump got in 2016, and that’s what the national Republicans got in 20178. And the only way that they can win in 2020 is if only 45.9% of us show up. It’s our job for the next 711 days to use every tool in our box to make sure that this doesn’t happen.
The 2018 midterm election tactic of finding votes was a dry run for the 2020 presidential matchup.
If the Democrat wins, it will be an accepted decision by the American people. If President Trump wins reelection, the vote will be contested, some ballots will be found and some will be misplaced or destroyed and there will be disruption in the streets, walkouts in the schools… and it will all be our fault.
By Bob Parks
Every since Barack Obama took his last walk out of the White House, the media’s love affair with his eight years continues to this day. They even ran with his assertion that all was unicorns and rainbows during his two terms.
“We didn’t have a scandal that embarrassed us,” Obama said. Sure, there were occasional mistakes and screw-ups, “but there wasn’t anything venal in eight years.“
As in too many instances, when the American people are screwed over by the political or media elites, that’s too bad. But when THEY get screwed over, it becomes an all-hands-on-deck emergency we’re all expected to drop everything and rush to their aid… with our debit cards.
We, the undersigned, ask that you contribute today to this pro bono GoFundMe effort to help five time Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson finance her landmark lawsuit against the Department of Justice for the spying on her computers after she reported honestly but negatively about the federal government and the past presidential administration.
Excuse me, but “pro bono GoFundMe” makes no sense. Does that mean those “undersigned” are giving of their oh-so valuable time and reputations without requiring a cut?
While this fundraising appeal by Attkisson on Attkisson’s “behalf” appears to be an altruistic defense of the Fourth Amendment (unreasonable searches and seizures) and hostile federal government entities from intimidating journalists whose reporting they deem inconvenient at the least, there also appears to be a far more self-serving motivation going here.
Sharyl’s case is perfect for a GoFundMe account, but she felt uncomfortable about setting one up for herself. So we, the undersigned, have stepped in to help her, with all proceeds going directly to Sharyl for her lawsuit.
If you look at the names of the so-called conservative signatories that have endorsed Attkisson’s GoFundMe, you’ll see a snob circle of the very people who attempted to derail Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and disenfranchise the millions of Americans who voted for him in the 2016 Republican presidential primary.
These unelected #NeverTrump conservative “leaders” instruct us on how, when and why we’re to remain loyal and support President Trump to this day, despite damage done that they’ve NEVER publicly apologized for.
They look down on conservatives and if they don’t bring up their blatant interference, it’s as if they were on the Trump train from Day One, or at least they’d have us all believe.
One spoke out publicly against Donald Trump at CPAC 2016.
Jenny Beth Martin has managed to infiltrate the Trump circle as the “leader” of a Tea Party she didn’t create, lives large off of and also fundraises off of the president to this day.
After Donald Trump won the Commonwealth of Virginia primary, one of these alleged Attkisson supporters worked with Senator Ted Cruz nationwide to steal Trump’s well-earned delegates for the purposes or creating planned havoc at the Republican Convention in Cleveland and hopefully steal the party’s presidential nomination to install Cruz as our party’s candidate.
Had Ted Cruz obtained the Republican presidential nomination, IF he could’ve survived the Hillary/media blitzkrieg and win the presidency, there’s a very good chance Cuccinelli might have been his attorney general. Cuccinelli has been floundering for relevance in the conservative movement since and now, here he is again.
Aside from their initial #Anti-Trump revulsion and interference, what do most of these people have in common?
They run conservative nonprofits that depend on donations, not only from seven-figure contributors, but from small money donors to whom they need to appear as important. So they’ve found an issue (government oppression on the media) and a sympathetic victim (Sharyl Attkisson) that they can latch onto and include this timely campaign in their fundraising solicitations. They are also those who now pompously tell us all to support President Trump and why, like they were with him from the very moment he came down the elevator at Trump Tower.
Let’s not also forget that Obama’s oppression of the media was nothing new and isolated to Attkisson.
What will be very interesting, going forward, is the discovery in Attkisson’s lawsuit. It would also be interesting to know why Attkisson felt it necessary to obtain the endorsement of some of these #NeverTrump, elitist conservatives for a fundraising boost.
Surveilling and harassing national journalists is not something done at a rogue lower level. It had to be approved on up. Just how high will be the most interesting revelation of an administration that we’re told was a pure as the driven snow.
Fundraising off of the intrusion of one is shameful, yet not a surprise because without us and our donations to keep them living comfortably, the world would keep spinning and most of them and their ‘efforts’ wouldn’t be missed.
By the year 2018 in the United States of America, the rules for running and participating in an election should be easy.
One has months to make sure he or she is registered to vote. There are many ways to do this: register by mail or find a way to get to an office by way of the same modes of transportation as one uses to go to a supermarket or coffee shop or a mall. Voting is accomplished by the same means and millions of taxpayer dollars are allocated to election divisions on the local level to assure all votes are counted on Election Night so winners and losers are certified and the American people know who their representatives will be.
At least that’s the way it’s supposed to be and was until a few years ago. For example….
In 2016, California Gov. Jerry Brown opened the door to fraud by signing a law allowing anyone to drop off a ballot for another person. This gave rise to a new practice known as “ballot harvesting” in which Democratic Party canvassers visited people who had not voted on Election Day and collected their mail-in ballots and turned them in on their behalf.
So what the Democrats did was they looked at the Election Day returns and then targeted those districts they lost but where the margin was close enough that victory might be snatched from the jaws of defeat by a little ballot harvesting.
— Dick Morris, 12/3/18
So, it appears the electorate officially votes until a certain time and the results are observed unless the Democrat is losing. Then all efforts must be made to “count every vote” until the Democrat wins. At least that’s the only impression one can walk away with after the 2018 midterm elections.
Fresno Democrat TJ Cox has overtaken incumbent David Valadao in their race for California’s 21st Congressional District seat. Cox now holds a 438-vote over the Hanford Republican – 55,650 votes to 55,212. This is Cox’s first lead in the race. It appears Cox is on his way to delivering Democrats their 40th flipped seat – one that analysts and news media called for Valadao on election night.
— Fresno Bee, 11/27/18
Why are there “ballots left to count”? For previous decades until today, what happened to all of those ballots after races were called on election nights of the past? Were they left in some room or destroyed?
Southern California Rep. Mimi Walters was ousted Thursday night, the latest House Republican to lose their seat in the formerly deep-red Orange County. The Associated Press called the 45th congressional district race with Democrat Katie Porter leading Walters, a two-term incumbent who previously served in the California senate, by just over 6,000 votes as ballots continue to be counted.
— Politico, 11/15/18
Sorry, but I can’t remember votes being counted the weekend after an election in years past.
Must be the “new normal” when a Democrat is losing.
The recount in Florida has put the state’s election machinery to the test, and it has failed miserably: Almost 3,000 votes have vanished, the New York Times reported, while Florida recounts three state and three local elections that have yet to be called. The Florida secretary of state reported 900 fewer votes than were tallied originally, and that number is expected to balloon by 2,000 more votes when results from Broward County are reported. Although this number of votes would not necessarily swing the election from one candidate to another, it’s certainly enough to cause concern.
— Yahoo, 11/17/18
Broward County isn’t some rinky-dink, podunk in the sticks.
Florida has allocated millions of dollars to staff and maintain their election apparatus yet they still manage to be a national example of gross incompetence, conveniently helmed by a black woman of equally questionable competence.
Broward County’s ballot recount hit yet another snag Saturday with 2,040 ballots lost or misplaced. The county’s eternally beleaguered Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes said they either misplaced, misfiled or mixed in with another stack. One thing she said she was sure of: “The ballots are in this building. There would be nowhere else for them to be,” Snipes said. “The ballots are in the building. The ballots are in the building.”
With a noon Sunday deadline looming, the three-person Canvassing Board was nonplussed and uncertain what to do. “We are concerned with the ramifications of failing to complete this task,” said Broward County Judge Betsy Benson, a member of the board. “But we don’t want to disenfranchise 714,859 voters at the expense of 2,000 voters.”
With no chance of the missing ballots surfacing, the proposed fix involves some math.
— Sun Sentinel, 11/17/18
If any of us “lost” the very work materials necessary to do our jobs, we’d be reprimanded at the least. If it happened repeatedly and your name became a national adjective, you’d lose your job in a heartbeat.
Gov. Rick Scott late Friday suspended embattled Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes even though Snipes had already agreed to step down from her post in early January. Scott replaced Snipes with his former general counsel even though Peter Antonacci has no elections experience. Snipes responded by rescinding her previous resignation — and will now be “fighting this to the very end,” her attorney said during a Saturday news conference.
— WFTS, 12/2/18
But as we’re talking about government, rules of competence don’t apply and if it means possibly breaking the law…?
A day after Florida’s election left top state races too close to call, a Democratic party leader directed staffers and volunteers to share altered election forms with voters to fix signature problems on absentee ballots after the state’s deadline. The altered forms surfaced in Broward, Santa Rosa, Citrus and Okaloosa counties and were reported to federal prosecutors to review for possible election fraud as Florida counties completed a required recount in three top races.
But an email obtained by the USA TODAY NETWORK – Florida shows that Florida Democrats were organizing a broader statewide effort beyond those counties to give voters the altered forms to fix improper absentee ballots after the Nov. 5 deadline. Democratic party leaders provided staffers with copies of a form, known as a “cure affidavit,” that had been modified to include an inaccurate Nov. 8 deadline.
— Naples Daily News, 11/15/18
Have you noticed that “voter disenfranchisement” mainly happens in black districts? If there are any lingering racist remnants from the segregation era, Democrats still haven’t owned that.
Instead of blaming the incompetence of paid election officials like Brenda Snipes, Democrats prey on their constituents and portray them as physically and/or mentally unable to do what other citizens have done for decades, relatively unimpeded. A notion that’s insulting to black people… should they even be asked.
In 2012, I produced a video that actually included those you rarely hear from in the liberal media.
Moving forward, how are the law-abiding expected to proceed, especially when liberals improvise new ways to dilute the concept of one person, one vote? You know it would only be palatable if it resulted in Democrat victories.
Ranked choice voting (RCV) makes democracy more fair and functional. It works in a variety of contexts. It is a simple change that can have a big impact.
Always be wary of the Democrats’ use of the word “democracy”.
With ranked choice voting, voters can rank as many candidates as they want in order of choice. Candidates do best when they attract a strong core of first-choice support while also reaching out for second and even third choices. When used as an “instant runoff” to elect a single candidate like a mayor or a governor, RCV helps elect a candidate that better reflects the support of a majority of voters. When used as a form of fair representation voting to elect more than one candidate like a city council, state legislature or even Congress, RCV helps to more fairly represent the full spectrum of voters.
— Fair Vote
If the Democrat is winning by that 7 or 8pm cutoff, the “will of the people” must be observed. However if the Republican is winning, “every vote must be counted” no matter where they miraculously come from or how long it takes to “find” them.
Many of you out there know our situation and we’re not alone. We’ve asked for speaking opportunities so we can be in front of those who could point us in a positive direction for employment, asked to have our resumes shared with those who could help us be self-sufficient, reached out for assistance when things got dire, and for the most part, we were offered more than our share of “prayers” despite our years of documented activism AND results.
Appeal to conservatives who know nothing about you.
A woman identifying herself as “Reformed Republican” posted a photo of herself in a “Make America Great Again” hat and announced she refused to hide any longer.
The way the story ended, however, was not the way Republicans would have hoped. She posted a GoFundMe link to a since-deleted request for help. She raised over $150,000 off of conservative donors.
Once she was finally outed, she explained that it wasn’t stealing because Republicans aren’t people, to begin with.
— RawStory, 11/4/18
We’ve repeatedly warned conservatives to vet those they blindly embrace and we’re admonished because if they saw that person on FOX NEWS, that’s all they need, despite the fact Fox News doesn’t issue retractions when they get suckered.
Sadly all people who want to be a part of something on Facebook and wish to appear tolerant and inclusive, fall to those who look down on you as stupid.
You continue to prove their point.
While many misinterpret the line from William Shakespeare’s Henry the Sixth, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers”, there has always been a suspicion when it comes to the self-serving motivations of those in that profession. Consider the part of the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution that is curiously missing.
Today, the idea of a constitutional controversy about the royals may seem kind of silly, but in 1812, the United States was fighting the British and had a rocky relationship with France. The fear of both nations using noble titles as bribes, along with pensions from a foreign government, was persistent. And both the Senate and the House easily passed the “Titles of Nobility Amendment” and passed it on to the states. By late 1812, a total of 12 states had approved the 13th Amendment and ironically, it needed a 13th state to become ratified. As the War of 1812 escalated, the TONA faded away as an issue and was never ratified.
— Constitution Center, 12/6/16
The “nobles” and “royals” in question were lawyers or those who could afford their services, and there didn’t seem to be much love for them.
All you need do look at recent events to invoke memories of stories where lawyers always tend to take more care of themselves than their clients.
Yahoo will pay up to $85 million to settle a class action lawsuit over its massive data breach, reports the Recorder, a legal publication. That includes $50 million for compensation for up to 200 million affected users plus another $35 million for lawyers’ fees and expenses.
People who already have credit monitoring and certify they plan to keep it for at least a year would be eligible for $100, according to the settlement.
— Fast Company, 10/24/18
So, why would the Founding Fathers and their predecessors be so wary of those in the law profession?
In Colonial America, attorneys trained attorneys but most held no “title of nobility” or “honor”. There was no requirement that one be a lawyer to hold the position of district attorney, attorney general, or judge; a citizen’s “counsel of choice” was not restricted to a lawyer; there were no state or national bar associations. The only organization that certified lawyers was the International Bar Association (IBA), chartered by the King of England, headquartered in London, and closely associated with the international banking system. Lawyers admitted to the IBA received the rank “Esquire” — a “title of nobility”. “Esquire” was the principle title of nobility which the 13th Amendment sought to prohibit from the United States. Why? Because the loyalty of “Esquire” lawyers was suspect. Bankers and lawyers with an “Esquire” behind their names were agents of the monarchy, members of an organization whose principle purposes were political, not economic, and regarded with the same wariness that some people today reserve for members of the KGB or the CIA.
Article 1, Sect. 9 of the Constitution sought to prohibit the International Bar Association (or any other agency that granted titles of nobility) from operating in America. But the Constitution neglected to specify a penalty, so the prohibition was ignored, and agents of the monarchy continued to infiltrate and influence the government (as in the Jay Treaty and the US Bank charter incidents).
Therefore, a “title of nobility” amendment that specified a penalty (loss of citizenship) was proposed in 1789, and again in 1810. The meaning of the amendment is seen in its intent to prohibit persons having titles of nobility and loyalties to foreign governments and bankers from voting, holding public office, or using their skills to subvert the government.
— American History from Revolution to Reconstruction and Beyond
“Infiltrate”. Interesting choice of wording.
Now while our media, political class, and academia glorifies the profession (and don’t get us wrong; there ARE some good lawyers out there), not all during the early colonial days were enamoured by those who practiced.
The [Plymouth] colony’s first trained lawyer, Thomas Lechford, did little to instill enthusiasm. He was disbarred for trying to influence a jury. Antilawyer sentiment was pervasive elsewhere as well, and the “ancient English prejudice against lawyers secured new strength in America.” The framers of the Fundamental Constitutions of the Carolinas in 1669 declared it a “base and vile thing to plead for money or reward.” Connecticut and Virginia during a portion of the seventeenth century prohibited lawyers from practicing. Early lawyers were often laymen helping friends or women serving the legal interests of absent husbands.
— Kermit L. Hall, The Magic Mirror: Law in American History
In fact, arguments have been made against any lawyer being able to hold public office.
What follows is a case to Amend the Constitution to Prohibit Lawyers from holding elective public office. The Amendment shall read:
No Person who holds, or has held, a license to practice law; nor any person who has represented any entity (other than himself) in a court of law in these United States, may be elected to any public office.
Lawyers are amoral by definition and necessity, and as such should not be making the rules for the rest of society to live by.
Lawyers have a clear and distinct bent towards making things much more complicated than necessary (“dot every I and cross every T”), and as such greatly encumber the normal course of everyday commerce. Legislation reflects that.
Lawyers implicitly practice “Make work for Brother” at the expense of the rest of us.
Criminal law has become more of an auction block than a system of justice.
The Law has become so cumbersome it lends itself to Legal Extortion.
The Lawyers absolute predilection to avoid and deny any responsibility for their clients at any cost.
— Gosta Lovgren
Note the language in almost any piece of legislation written in “legalese” and then “nonprofit” entities like the ACLU, Southern Poverty Law Center, etc. (intentionally structured so they don’t pay taxes) that sue the government to prevent enactment of laws passed by the people’s representatives they don’t approve of.
Meanwhile, elite colleges and universities churn out more and more lawyers, many advertise on television seeking customers to pile onto class action suits like the one against Yahoo!, where they reserve the bulk of settlements for themselves and the loose change for their clients. While the media is lauding the fact that less than 40% of Congress today are lawyers, that’s still an impressive representation of those whose early instincts were how to deceive a jury and free those who were clearly guilty, shield the elite from the ramifications all of us would face, target businesses with suits that can result in opulent rewards for themselves, and while in office, write legislation complete with loopholes that can financially help friends and harm enemies.
Bad lawyers become judges; obviously also problematic.
Justice C.P. (Chuck) McRae is adored by trial lawyers–and reviled by business. A colorful, cocky figure who drives a motorcycle to the courthouse and dresses in cowboy boots, blue jeans and lots of leather, he was once president of the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association. Nearly all of his $700,000 campaign fund in 2000 came in the form of $5,000 gifts from plaintiff attorneys who stand a chance of appearing before him.
— Forbes, 7/21/03
Way too many judge wannabes are all too willing to throw the innocent in jail in favor of their potential lucrative and powerful upward mobility.
The New England Center for Investigative Reporting found no case in Massachusetts where a prosecutor was disbarred for professional misconduct since 1974, when the state Board of Bar Overseers was created to hear complaints against attorneys. Only two public reprimands for professional misconduct were found in that 42-year span, and they came without fines or other punishment.
At least seven prosecutors whose behavior prompted courts to reverse convictions went on to higher posts. Some became judges and district attorneys.
— WGBH, 4/3/16
It’s also rare that judges face the music.
U.S. District Judge Alcee L. Hastings was convicted by the Senate yesterday of engaging in a “corrupt conspiracy” to extort a $150,000 bribe in a case before him, marking the first time a federal official has been impeached, removed from office for a crime he had been acquitted of by a jury, and stripped the 53-year-old jurist of his lifetime, $89,500-a-year position.
— Washington Post, 10/21/89
The 45th president, Donald J. Trump, is NOT a lawyer, achieving more than those who’ve preceded him and cashed-in on their prior service, and look at how those with that oh-so-important legal pedigree are taking offense to his many successes that diminish their worth.
Sorry, but after recent days of panic emails from MoveOn, Democrat Attorney Generals, the ACLU and other left wing entities and celebrities, it appears the #BlueWave was nothing but a myth and now it’s all about anything to get any Democrats to vote next month.
Explosive devices were sent to former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as well as to CNN’s offices in New York, sparking an intense investigation on Wednesday into whether a bomber is going after targets that have often been the subject of right-wing ire.
Let’s not leave out Kamala Harris.
Yeah, violence is something right wingers do everytime they congregate.
A law enforcement official said the three devices were similar to one found Monday at the home of George Soros, the billionaire philanthropist and liberal donor. None of the devices harmed anyone. Law enforcement officials said they were investigating whether all the devices were sent by the same person or persons.
— New York Times, 10/24/18
There are way too many examples of liberals creating incidents implying hate directed at them from the right, Trump supporters, etc. just to find out those incidents were the actions of liberals themselves, mostly for attention.
The return address bore the name of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida congresswoman and a former Democratic National Committee chairwoman, according to a person who saw a photograph of the envelope. The device sent to Mr. Soros was contained in a similar envelope also with a printed return address label with her name.
George Soros has been under scrutiny for years, specifically from members of #Antifa who claim he hasn’t compensated them for their hooliganism. Hillary Clinton has been trying to make herself relevant since her presidential campaign loss and Barack Obama has a spotty record at best when it comes to endorsing candidates since leaving office. CNN is regarded as more of a partisan joke than MSNBC. Couple all this with recent polling that shows that desired blue wave is being swamped by Republican enthusiasm, so creating an appearance of self-pity, victimization could be all Democrats have left.
“The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such,” the Secret Service said in a statement Wednesday. “The protectees did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them.”
The devices found in Washington and New York — sent to the homes of former presidents and a cable news network — drew bipartisan condemnation across the capital and set off spasms of fear across the country, as security and law enforcement officers rushed to scour incoming mail for other potential undiscovered bombs.
— Washington Post, 10/24/18
We’ll see just who feels truly sorry for them and how many of the special interests use these “explosive devices” for political get-out-the-vote purposes.
Chi Li, 28, who works at a technology company near CNN’s building, left to run an errand and came back to find the area closed off.
“I always think it’s so cool to be so close to CNN,” she said. “Maybe now everyone will stop calling them enemy of the people. ‘Fake news.'”
Funny how that line made it into the Washington Post piece but let this not be without yet another opportunity for the left to pontificate to the rest of America.
We’re about to launch into a discussion as to whether overheated, hyperpartisan rhetoric induces violence. We shouldn’t go down that road.
— Washington Post, 10/24/18
Notice how liberals never urged such compassionate wisdom after Rep. Steve Scalise and others were shot by a Bernie loyalist, the many instances of left wing #Antifa assaults and vandalism, the beating of Senator Rand Paul, the stalking of Sarah Sanders, Kirstjen Nielsen, Mitch McConnell, and Ted Cruz at the provocative prompting of Barack Obama, Maxine Waters, Loretta Lynch, Eric Holder and others.
Trump on Wednesday afternoon said that a major federal investigation is currently underway, and said that the government will “bring those responsible for these despicable acts to justice.” Trump also said that investigators “will spare no resources or expense in this effort.”
— Politico, 10/24/18
Let’s see who’ll be the first to say we need to move on and not waste taxpayer dollars on such an investigation.
I wonder what backbenchers like Elizabeth Warren, Maxine Waters, Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, MSNBC, and others who didn’t receive a recent “package” must think of their worth to the party as they aren’t on that sympathy list?
Add Congresswoman Maxine Waters to the latest sympathetic victim list and talk about suspicious timing. The New York Times publishes an op-ed by George Soros’ son within an hour of the “bomb” story breaking… a midterm election, pro-Democrat message.
On Monday afternoon an explosive device was delivered to my father’s home north of New York City. An alert member of our staff recognized the threat and called the police. Fortunately, the authorities were able to detonate the device safely. On Wednesday, the Secret Service said it had intercepted similar devices sent to the offices of former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
We must find our way to a new political discourse that shuns the demonization of all political opponents. A first step would be to cast our ballots to reject those politicians cynically responsible for undermining the institutions of our democracy. And we must do it now, before it is too late.
— Alexander Soros, 10/24/18
And then there was progressive civility-wishful thinking book review from a “writer” profiled by the New York Times.
When it was time, he went downstairs, took his place in the lobby before the entourage appeared. The hotel staff had been lined up to see their boss, the president, go by. A few of them applauded. Most did not. The president didn’t seem to notice. He waved, in his desultory fashion. The Secret Service agents clustered around him, ushered him toward the armored limo idling outside at the curb.
The Russian waited until they were a few steps past before he drew the gun. He sighted on the center of the president’s back, and squeezed the trigger.
The Makarov misfired.
The Secret Service agent at the president’s shoulder heard the click, spun into a crouch. He registered the scene instantly, drawing his own weapon with razor-edge reflexes. The Russian tasted failure. He closed his eyes and waited to pay the cost.
It did not come.
He opened his eyes. The Secret Service agent stood before him, presenting his Glock, butt first.
“Here,” the agent said politely. “Use mine. …”
— Zoë Sharp, “HOW IT ENDS”
A couple viewpoints to ponder….
As former LEO [law enforcement officer] – We would NEVER release images or ANY information about an alleged explosive device(s), details about how they arrived or anything like that…this would be a full black out, wide open investigation. This is propaganda folks.
— @GrimFolly, 10/24/18
As a current LEO, no way would we even allow a camera or any device capable to transmitting Bluetooth, Wifi, or other, anywhere near a potential explosive device. If this photo is real, wasn’t by an LEO.
— @JohnQuarles2, 10/24/18
The current standard firearm issue for the Secret Service is the Sig Sauer P229, not a Glock, but when does a hate filled liberal have to be accurate for the base?
Of course, both Joe Biden and Robert DeNiro are constant topics in conservative conversation.
Former Vice President Joe Biden and actor Robert De Niro — both prominent critics of the Trump administration — were the targets of suspicious packages discovered Thursday, officials said, one day after several similar parcels were sent to the homes and businesses of various Democratic politicos on Wednesday.
— Fox News, 10/25/18
Or again, a hate-hoax attempt to garner sympathy while getting out the Democrat vote.
The attacks overtook other news in an already-tense political season that could reshape Congress and serve as a referendum on the first two years of Trump’s presidency. The actions, which caused panicked building evacuations and reports of additional explosives that later proved unfounded, are bound to add to fears that overheated rhetoric could lead to deadly violence as the parties engage in bitter fights over immigration, the Supreme Court and the treatment of women.
— Associated Press, 10/25/18