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Today, we expect the FEC to publish reports indicating how much money was spent by political entities (PACs) to fund Donald Trump’s lawyers who appear to be protecting Trump and others in his orbit.

This leads to two legal questions that are probably floating in the clouds…

  1. Was a fraud committed on donors who were led to believe, through email solicitations, ads, and other appeals, that they were funding Trump’s customary campaign expenses such as media buys and additional legitimate costs usually associated with a political campaign where the candidate is not under indictment or the threat of indictment?

  2. Could providing or offering to pay the legal expenses of others who may be indicted or are being asked to testify in matters about Trump be construed as witness tampering or suborning perjury? Possibly, obstruction of justice?

Either one could lead to campaign law violations. 

$60 Million Refund Request Shows Financial Pressure on Trump From Legal Fees

The political action committee that has been paying former President Donald J. Trump’s legal fees requested a refund on a $60 million contribution it made to the super PAC supporting the Republican front-runner, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The decision of Mr. Trump’s political team to ask for a refund of money that was meant to help his 2024 campaign, and was instead diverted to an account paying his legal bills, is extraordinary. It reflects the choice to spend precious donor cash on lawyers rather than on television advertising in the early months.

It is unclear how much money was refunded.

But the refund was sought as the political action committee, Save America, spent more than $40 million in legal fees incurred by Mr. Trump and witnesses in various legal cases related to him this year alone, according to another person familiar with the matter.

The numbers will be part of the Save America Federal Election Commission filing that is expected to be made public late on Monday. <Source>


Trump PAC has spent more than $40 million on legal costs this year for himself, others

Former president Donald Trump’s political group spent more than $40 million on legal costs in the first half of 2023 to defend Trump, his advisers and others, according to people familiar with the matter, financing legal work that has drawn scrutiny from prosecutors about potential conflicts of interest between Trump and witnesses.

Save America, the former president’s PAC, is expected to disclose about $40.2 million in legal spending in a filing expected Monday, said the people familiar with the filing, who like others interviewed spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss information that has not been made public.

That total is more than any other expense the PAC has incurred during Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign and, according to federal filings from earlier this month, more than Trump’s campaign raised in the second quarter of 2023. It will bring the PAC’s post-presidential legal spending to about $56 million, as Trump faces a federal indictment in Florida, state charges in New York, and the prospect of additional criminal indictments in Washington and Fulton County, Ga.

Trump’s advisers say the costs of providing lawyers for dozens of people are necessary and will continue mushrooming as investigations continue, trials are scheduled and the possibility of more charges looms. <Source>

Bottom line…

As if Trump does not have enough of a legal burden – though nowhere like the mound of crap that threatens to bury President Biden and his cadre of Obamacons and Clintonistas.

Of course, the corruption at the Department of Justice must be shoveled up first.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


BIDEN'S HIDDEN BAIT AND SWITCH PLEA AGREEMENT

Some readers asked me to clarify the corrupt Hunter Biden deal with the Department of Justice.

(1)  What the defense needs to accomplish.

The primary objective is to resolve Hunter Biden’s legal woes without a trial that could not only prove he committed crimes but that President Biden was actively involved in these activities and that other government officials, past and present, were part of a conspiracy to cover up wrongdoing.

The single most damaging charge with political ramifications would be if Hunter Biden were deemed to have violated FARA (Foreign Agents Registration Act) and be guilty of acting as a foreign agent acting on behalf of a foreign government to influence U.S. policies. Other charges would include influence peddling, money laundering, extortion, fraud, false statements, obstruction of justice, etc.

By extension, President Biden would also be a “foreign agent” and guilty of impeachable high crimes and misdemeanors, particularly the explicit Article II, Section 4 offense of bribery. “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

(2)  How did the defense plan to do this?

Primarily by working with a corrupt Department of Justice and having Hunter Biden plead guilty to a few relatively minor crimes and hide an immunity agreement in the court documents.

(3)  How would that work?

The deal would require creating two separate documents, a plea agreement, which requires court approval and would be a guilty plea for relatively minor tax charges (where a third party has already paid restitution), and a diversion agreement on the gun charge.

The diversion agreement would be structured as a private contract between a U.S. attorney and a defendant, not requiring court approval, where the defendant agrees to future conduct in exchange for deferred prosecution, dropping the charges if all terms and conditions are met.

The trick was to include in both agreements extensive recitals of Hunter Biden’s criminal activities – including those involving foreign governments, shakedowns, and then craft language that provides Hunter Biden with broad immunities from future prosecutions based on those recitals.

(4) What went wrong?

U.S. District Court Judge Maryellen Noreika of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware noticed the unusual and convoluted nature of the presented documents and refused to “rubber stamp” them without clearly understanding what they contained and what they offered Hunter Biden.

“Have you ever seen a diversion agreement where the agreement not to prosecute is so broad that it encompasses crimes in a different case?” she asked Assistant U.S. Attorney Leo Wise.

Mr. Wise replied that he had not.

She ascertained that she was being asked to agree to the diversion document over which she had no controlling authority. And that while the defense thought they had broad immunity, the U.S. Attorney noted there were ongoing investigations and that future charges, including a FARA violation, could be levied against Hunter Biden.

When she asked Hunter Biden if he would accept the package without its promise, he replied “no,” and the deal evaporated.

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(5) What’s next?

Since there is no plea deal, Hunter, having pled guilty, could be charged and exposed to the maximum sentencing while ongoing investigations proceeded. However, the Judge deferred the matter and asked the parties to return to court with another understanding or prepare for trial.

Bottom line…

It appears this type of deal may have been crafted at the corrupt Department of Justice under the guidance of Obama’s legendary fixer, Lisa Monaco, who serves as the 39th Deputy Attorney General of the United States and is thought to be the puppeteer pulling Attorney General Merrick Garland’s strings. And probably the individual directing the diversionary attack on former President Trump, who was unconstitutionally impeached for acts that Joe Biden committed.

We have a constitutional crisis, a failure of the rule of law where government officials ignore federal regulations, a multi-tier politically-based judicial system, and a corrupted jury system biased by venue shopping.

For those who do not believe we are on the road to progressive communist democrat lawlessness, consider the words of two radical leftists, Harvard Law professor Mark Tushnet, along with San Francisco State University political scientist Aaron Belkin, who openly advise President Joe Biden to ignore Supreme Court rulings that run counter to the progressive agenda.

We urge President Biden to restrain MAGA justices immediately by announcing that if and when they issue rulings that are based on gravely mistaken interpretations of the Constitution that undermine our most fundamental commitments, the Administration will be guided by its own constitutional interpretations.

We have worked diligently over the past five years to advocate Supreme Court expansion as a necessary strategy for restoring democracy. Although we continue to support expansion, the threat that MAGA justices pose is so extreme that reforms that do not require Congressional approval are needed at this time, and advocates and experts should encourage President Biden to take immediate action to limit the damage.

We do not believe that President Biden should simply ignore every MAGA ruling. The President should act when MAGA justices issue high-stakes rulings that are based on gravely mistaken constitutional interpretations, and when presidential action predicated on his administration’s constitutional interpretations would substantially mitigate the damage posed by the ruling in question. <Source>

To say we are screwed is an understatement.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


NEWS ORGANIZATION ASKS YOU TO FUND DEMOCRAT ANTI-SEMITISM

In yesterday’s email …

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Let me put this as plainly as I can: Palestinians today live under apartheid rule, occupied or governed by a far-right Israeli state whose ruling coalition openly celebrates their killing and displacement.

[OCS: This is an absolute lie advanced by anti-Semitic individuals and organizations, including the progressive communist democrats, who hate Israel and need a scapegoat for their own nefarious activities.]

I can write those words because I work for The Intercept. But when Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said recently that “Israel is a racist state,” the backlash from Congress and the D.C. press was overwhelming.

[No! You can write this because you work for an organization that slavishly supports the progressive communist democrats and is, itself, a progressive propaganda mill disguised as a news-gathering organization. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, is a radical anti-America, anti-Israel, anti-Semitic Democrat bomb thrower.]

The House of Representatives swiftly responded with a 412-9 vote promising to “always” support Israel, adding, for good measure, that it is not only not a “racist state” but also not an “apartheid state” — never mind what human rights organizations have concluded. At the White House press room, outraged reporters immediately demanded to know if the president would denounce Jayapal. Days later, when the far-right government overrode protests to weaken the independent judiciary, Washington was largely silent.

[OCS: Human Rights Organizations packed with member-state representatives that openly suppress human rights and issue periodic anti-Israel statements to maintain diplomatic ties or secure funding from oppressive governments.

Most Islamic countries are far more violative of human rights than Israel, yet they escape sustained criticism.

That the judiciary in Israel was independent is debatable. It is a self-sustaining unelected body that chooses its own justices and is a captive of the secular left progressives in Israel. Judicial reform was necessary to prevent the secular left from sacrificing the Jewish State to the progressives and their Arab comrades.]

It’s been said that a gaffe is when a politician tells an obvious truth that’s supposed to go unspoken. But journalists are supposed to report unspoken truths — not enforce the official consensus.

[OCS: No! The progressive communist democrat propagandists parrot the official narrative, not tell the truth – spoken or unspoken.]

As Israel turns even more sharply toward authoritarianism, The Intercept is one of the few outlets courageous enough to ask the tough questions about U.S. support for occupation and apartheid.

[OCS: Pick any nation surrounding Israel and then tell me about authoritarianism, freedom, and human rights! It is not “courageous” to repeat a libel when it is advanced as the official narrative of the progressive communist democrats.]

To continue this independent coverage, The Intercept depends on readers like you. Can you step up with a donation today?

[OCS: How can the Intercept claim to be independent when enthralled by the progressive communist democrats and radical left billionaire Pierre Omidyar?]

If you’ve saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately:

[OCS: “ActBlue is an American nonprofit technology organization established in June 2004 that enables left-leaning nonprofits, Democratic candidates, and progressive groups to raise money from individual donors on the Internet by providing them with online fundraising software.” Hardly independent and under investigation for suspicious fictitious donations.]

Donate-block-interceptThank you,

Ryan Grim

D.C. Bureau Chief

The Intercept’s fiscal sponsor is First Look Institute, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (tax ID number 80-0951255).

[OCS: “First Look Media is a research and media organization founded by eBay co-founder Pierre Omidyar in partnership with controversial left-of-center activist journalist Glenn Greenwald, perhaps best known for collaborating in the mass disclosure of classified national security documents by Edward Snowden, a former U.S. government contractor residing in Russia as of early 2019.

In 2020, Greenwald resigned from First Look, citing the organization’s refusal to run an article critical of Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden.”]

The truth is simple and self-evident.

Any claim that Israel resembles apartheid in South Africa, where institutionalized racial segregation and discrimination were enforced, is another libel against Israel and its diverse population.

Since the founding of the State of Israel on May 14, 1948, when the British Mandate expired, Israel has been beset by Arabs seeking to destroy Israel and kill Jews, including the Arab-Israeli Wars that started on May 15 when Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and local Palestinian Arab militias attacked Israel. 

Since that time, Israel has been constantly under attack, including the Six-Day War (1967 - Egypt, Jordan, and Syria), the War of Attrition (1967-1970), the Yom Kippur War (1973 – Egypt and Syria), the Lebanon War (1982), the First Intifada (1987-1993) and Second Intifada (2000-2005), and the continuing Gaza-Israel Conflicts.

Israel is not an apartheid state but a democratic nation with a diverse population and significant security challenges. Israel's need for strict rules and security measures is a legitimate response to ensure the protection of its civilian population and maintain stability in the region.

Democracy and Equal Rights: Unlike apartheid South Africa, Israel is a democratic state where all citizens, Jews, Arabs, and others, have equal voting rights. Arabs, like other citizens, can create political parties and hold government jobs. 

Security Concerns: There is no doubt that Israel faces unique and existential security challenges, including threats from terrorist organizations and hostile Arab neighbors.  The need for strict security measures to protect its civilian population is evident, including the construction of barriers and checkpoints intended to prevent the entry of terrorist attackers, not to enforce Arab segregation. No other nation is the routine recipient of thousands of randomly aimed rockets pointed toward a civilian population. 

Unique Historical Background: Israel was founded after the Holocaust, establishing a Jewish state in response to the extermination of six million Jews, centuries of persecution, and the need for a homeland to ensure the safety and protection of Jews worldwide. 

Security: Israel's strict security measures result from ongoing and never-ending conflict and violence arising from the terrorist-led territories ceded by Israel as a peace gesture. 

Right of Return: The right of return is seen as a challenge to Israel's existence as a Jewish state, where allowing the return of millions of Palestinian-Arab refugees and their descendants would negatively alter the demographic balance within Israel's borders and threaten its Jewish majority to undermine Israel's security and stability.

Peace Effort Failures: Israel has advanced multiple attempts to negotiate peace with its Palestinian-Arab neighbors, demonstrating its commitment to resolving the conflict by negotiation, including the Oslo Accords and the Camp David Summit. Despite Israel's willingness to make concessions for peace, achieving lasting peace remains elusive due to the lack of a negotiator that speaks for the entire Palestinian-Arab population and their historical rejection of a two-state solution.

Bottom line…

Perhaps we should defer to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who observed, “If the Arabs lay down their arms there will be no more war, but if Israel lays down its weapons there would be no more Israel."

The Palestinian-Arabs hate Israel as it clearly demonstrates a potential for prosperity and a better life for impoverished Arabs. And without an Israeli scapegoat, the radical Arab terrorists would lose not only their legitimacy and political power but the funding behind their kleptocracy. Hence, a propaganda war supported by anti-Semitic progressive communist democrats.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

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“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


HUNTER BIDEN PLEA: THE FIT HIT THE SHAN

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The playing field has grown smaller…

The goalposts have shifted dramatically with Hunter Biden’s appearance before U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika and his rejection of his Department of Justice-arranged plea agreement that attempts to settle the pending matter completely -- and to stop ongoing investigations, immunizing Hunter Biden against future charges – most likely a FARA (Foreign Agents Registration Act) charge.

Transcript excerpts from UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ROBERT HUNTER BIDEN (CRIMINAL ACTION NO. 23-mj-274(MN) and CRIMINAL ACTION NO. 23-61(MN))

THE COURT: When you say the charge bargain, you mean the bargain by which the Defendant pleads guilty and the government agrees not to bring other charges or to drop charges that have already been brought?
MR. WISE:      Exactly, Your Honor.


[OCS: It appears that the Judge cannot request another investigation or question the severity of the charges.]

THE COURT:  So let me ask you this. If I were to think that the facts presented in those submissions or even the facts that have been presented to me in this case and the attached agreements suggest that the investigation was lacking or that more serious charges should have been brought, is it within my power to ask or direct the United States Attorney or the Attorney General of the United States to redo the investigation or bring different or more serious charges?
MR. WISE:       I don't believe so, Your Honor, no.
MR. CLARK:   We agree, Your Honor, it would raise obviously massive separation of powers questions if that was to be taken.


[OCS: The Judge notes the possibility of FARA charges. When the Government says additional charges are possible, Biden’s Attorney – not the Judge – rejects the deal.]

THE COURT: All right. So there are references to foreign companies, for example, in the facts section. Could the government bring a charge under the Foreign Agents Registration Act?
MR. WISE:     Yes.
THE COURT: I'm trying to figure out if there is a meeting of the minds here and I'm not sure that this provision isn't part of the Plea Agreement and so that's why I'm asking.
MR. CLARK: Your Honor, the Plea Agreement -
THE COURT: I need you to answer my question if you can. Is there a meeting of the minds on that one?
MR. CLARK: As stated by the government just now, I don't agree with what the government said.
THE COURT: So I mean, these are contracts. To be enforceable, there has to be a meeting of the minds. So what do we do now?
MR. WISE: Then there is no deal.


[OCS: The Judge says to work it out and come back at a later date.]

THE COURT: So this is what I am going to do. These agreements are not straightforward and they contain some atypical provisions. I am not criticizing you for coming up with those, I think that you have worked hard to come up with creative ways to deal with this. But I am not in a position where I can decide to accept or reject the Plea Agreement, so I need to defer it.

Why would a FARA charge be catastrophic?

It appears that if Hunter is found guilty of failing to register as a foreign agent who took money to influence U.S. policy on behalf of the interests of foreign governments, Joe Biden also failed to register as a foreign agent – an impeachable offense that ranges from bribery to treason.

Even worse, former President Obama, former Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and Antony Blinken would also have known of the Biden problem and failed to take action. Not so coincidently, all were involved in an attempt to portray former President Trump as a foreign agent as a diversion from the Biden issue. And, of course, our premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies were also complicit in the coverup. Democrats all.

There is no way President Biden, as a suspected or known foreign agent, can be the Democrat nominee for President…

As I see it, the information so carefully concealed or censored by the progressive communist democrat propagandists is beginning to leak out into the public consciousness – even with the distraction of the increasing persecution and the suggestions of extraterrestrial aliens and UFOs.

One possible ploy is to pardon Hunter Biden and a cadre of progressive communist democrats on President Biden’s way out the door. Biden is unlikely to be prosecuted as he is so mentally challenged as to be unable to participate in his own defense. While it is improbable, President Biden could also pardon former President Trump as a way to put forth bipartisan talking points.

Bottom line…

What happened is easy to understand. The Judge held the deliberately complex plea document containing hidden provisions up to scrutiny, and the DOJ freaked out when the portion about perpetual immunity for charges on subjects listed in the five-year investigation was exposed. The deal was off when the DOJ claimed that Biden could still be charged. The Judge remained suspicious of an agreement hastily reached in recess and will hold a further hearing. 

Who owns the U.S. President? Russia? China? Ukraine? Or everybody who has dealt with the Biden crime family.

Between the Clintons and the Bidens, our nation has been well and thoroughly screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


PRESS FAILURE THREATENS AMERICA

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As far as I can see, the progressive communist democrat media propagandists continue to crap on our constitution, abusing their constitutional role as watchdogs against governmental abuse of power.

One would have thought that the progressive media would be ashamed over their slavish coverage of the various hoaxes perpetrated by Hillary Clinton under the tacit aegis of the Democratic National Committee, the Obama Administration, and the Congressional Caucus, most of whom are out-and-out America-hating communists.

Yet, instead of attempting to regain some shred of credibility and respectability, the progressive communist democrat media propagandists appear to be shielding high-ranking democrats, especially President Biden and former President Obama, from high crimes and misdemeanors. Failing to report significant documentary evidence and sworn testimony to the American public or censoring accurate reporting as “disinformation.”

As he has done in the past, editorial cartoonist Gary Varvel has summarized the situation perfectly as the media circles the wagons to protect a corrupt president…

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Consider the power of the press when they fail to function… 

Undermining Democracy: The press plays a crucial role in maintaining the checks and balances that underpin our democratic republic by holding public officials accountable for their actions, assuring our leaders act in the best interest of the people they represent and serve. When the press knowingly hides official misconduct and criminal behavior, they undermine democracy by allowing corruption and abuse of power to go unchecked.

Erosion of Public Trust: Trust is the foundation of a healthy relationship between the public, their government, and the public and the press. When the media withholds information about official wrongdoing, the public's trust in the press diminishes significantly, compromising the media’s credibility. Credibility earned through high journalistic standards, including accuracy, impartiality, and dedication to the truth.

Escalation of Corruption: When the press fails to expose known official misconduct, it inadvertently contributes to the perpetuation of corruption, which thrives in secrecy, with dishonest government officials likely to continue their illicit activities undeterred and with disastrous consequences for the safety and security of the nation.

Suppression of Justice: There should be no doubt that the media plays a pivotal role in creating a just and equitable society by exposing those who abuse their positions, obstructing justice, and denying the public the right to truth and closure.

How could the media not follow up crazy Nancy's hypocrisy by asking her about the various hoaxes she supported -- including January 6?

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Bottom line…

If one considers the press to be the lifeline of democracy, its role in revealing official misconduct cannot be overstated. 

As news consumers, we must be discerning in choosing reliable sources and holding the media accountable for upholding journalistic integrity through our collective efforts to disregard and pass over those media sources proven to have spread disinformation, censored opposing voices, or ignored true stories of national importance.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


HILLARY KNOWS WHO IS TO BLAME FOR GLOBAL WARMING

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It appears that Hillary Clinton, the smartest and most corrupt woman in the world, has solved the riddle of global warming…

In the middle of a scorching summer heatwave, not out of the band of climate’s natural variability, Hillary Clinton has proclaimed that we must thank MAGA (Make America Great Again) Republicans.  Hillary

Of course, Hillary studiously avoids blaming all those Communist Chinese coal-fired power plants because it appears that she has been bought and paid for by the Red Chinese on the installment plan.

My problem is how one political party overcame the natural drivers of global climate, such as the Sun’s energy output in all spectral bands, cosmic rays, the Earth’s position relative to the Sun, the Earth’s precessional and rotational dynamics, the Earth’s vulcanology and plate tectonics, the Earth’s deep ocean currents, and the most significant greenhouse gas, water vapor, to create a heatwave. 

Bottom line...

Let's let Vice President Kamala Harris assume the presidency for about five minutes just to piss Hillary Clinton off. 

We are so screwed when the Clintons, Obamas, Bidens. and their acolytes open their progressive communist democrat mouths -- and the uncritical, uncaring propagandists in the media amplify their message.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


ISRAEL: UNDERSTANDING THE CURRENT INTERAL CONFLICT

A reader asked me to comment on the existing internal conflict in Israel…

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Israel’s government has passed the first part of its legal overhaul. The law’s ripples are dramatic

The Israeli government has passed the first major piece of legislation in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to overhaul the country’s legal system — part of a broader plan that has triggered nationwide protests, divided the country and rattled the powerful military and influential business community.

The plan seeks to weaken the country’s Supreme Court and transfer more powers to the parliament. Supporters say Israel’s unelected judges wield too much power. But opponents say the judges play an important oversight role, and that the plan will push Israel toward autocratic rule. <Source>

Given the original challenge of reaching a consensus on critical issues, Israel lacks a formal, comprehensive written constitution, considering its population's diverse religious, cultural, and political backgrounds when Israel became a state.

However, there exists a quasi-constitutional system of "Basic Laws" which were to be assembled into a constitution at an unspecified time.

The fundamental issue with the Basic Laws is the ease with which they can be introduced and amended in Israel’s parliament, known as the "Knesset," which is responsible for making laws, supervising the government's activities, and representing the Israeli public.

The Basic Laws initially lacked precedence over regularly introduced legislation, hence the Judiciary was imbued with judicial review to serve as a reasonableness check on legislative activities.

And therein lies the problem as the current legislation passed by the Knesset (64-0 after the opposition left in boycott) limits the reasonableness standard and reduces overreach from unelected activist (and primarily secular) judges.

Understanding the background…

Israel’s political landscape is diverse and multifaceted, with two significant ideological camps, the secular left and the religious right, which often clash in Israeli politics. These two groups hold differing views on various issues, including religion, state affairs, social policies, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The secular left believes Israel is much like any other democratic state. It should be governed by secularism, liberalism, and progressive values, including advocating for the separation of religion and state, civil rights, social equality, and a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They mirror the U.S. left in that they typically support a more liberal approach to social issues, including LGBTQ+ rights, women's rights, and immigration policies, prioritizing issues like social welfare, education, and healthcare. The secularists are critical of the influence of religious institutions in the government and advocate for a more inclusive society, even if it means allowing the State of Israel to devolve into a non-Jewish state.

The religious right represents a coalition of parties and individuals influenced by the importance of Jewish heritage and more traditional religious values in shaping Israeli policies, advocating for a more vital role of religion in public life and politics. The religious right is dedicated to maintaining a Jewish character for the state and often opposes concessions to the Palestinians in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The conservatives seek to preserve or expand settlements in the lands traditionally associated with Judaism, such as Judea and Samaria, which are contentious issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The religious right parties also advocate for more conservative treatment of social problems such as marriage, abortion, and LGBTQ+ rights.

The clash between the secular left and religious right has been a defining and continuing feature of Israeli politics for many years, with both sides given to passionate argumentation.

The role of the Israeli Supreme Court and its “reasonableness” doctrine…

The Israeli Supreme Court consists of an unelected panel of judges appointed by a self-serving committee headed by the Minister of Justice. It tends to be insular and of a like mind on many issues. 

The "reasonableness test" is a legal doctrine the Court employs as part of its judicial review process. In essence, the Court assesses whether the decisions made by administrative authorities, government agencies, and other public bodies were ones a reasonable decision-maker could have reached under the given circumstances – nullifying decisions they deem “unreasonable.”

The criticisms of the Court composition and reasonableness test…

The primary criticism of the Israeli Supreme Court is that it is a self-serving, unelected panel of judges that disenfranchises Israeli voters by wielding extraordinary power over the decisions of duly elected officials. 

Other concerns with the reasonableness test include:

  1. Subjectivity: Reasonableness is a subjective standard open to interpretation by judges with varying views on what constitutes "reasonableness," leading to inconsistent outcomes.

  2. Lack of clarity: The term "reasonableness" is too vague and imprecise, making it challenging for judges to understand and comply with the standard.

  3. Cultural and contextual bias: What is considered reasonable is influenced by cultural norms, societal expectations, and prevailing attitudes, leading to prejudice, discrimination, and unfair treatment.

  4. Hindsight bias: Assessing legislative actions in hindsight often leads to distorted views of reasonableness, as judges may now have more information and context than was available to the jurists at the time of their ruling.

  5. Lack of flexibility: Reasonableness tests might not account for unique or extraordinary circumstances where rigid adherence to precedent or theoretical ideals may not be appropriate.
  6. Role of experts: In some cases, reasonableness tests require expert witnesses' input, whose opinions may be divergent and subject to bias and disagreement.

So why are they rioting?

Much like the progressive left in America and its media propagandists, leftists are taking to the street because the current religious right government coalition is attempting to revise the functioning of the judiciary-- which the secular left believes is their fiefdom and needs to be protected as such at all costs. Like the United States, the progressive left in Israel turns to the courts to achieve what could not be debated and passed in the Knesset.

U.S. Interference…

Once again, the Obama/Biden administration attempts to influence and interfere in internal Israeli politics on behalf of the progressive left -- and the eventual destruction of Israel.

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JULY 24, 2023 - BRIEFING ROOM - STATEMENTS AND RELEASES

Statement from White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Israel Judicial Reform

As a lifelong friend of Israel, President Biden has publicly and privately expressed his views that major changes in a democracy to be enduring must have as broad a consensus as possible.  It is unfortunate that the vote today took place with the slimmest possible majority.  We understand talks are ongoing and likely to continue over the coming weeks and months to forge a broader compromise even with the Knesset in recess.  The United States will continue to support the efforts of President Herzog and other Israeli leaders as they seek to build a broader consensus through political dialogue. <Source>

[OCS: Since the Obama Administration, anti-Semitism and the hatred of Israel within the Democrat Party have grown exponentially. There is no doubt that President Obama openly snubbed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, one of the great world leaders, and interfered in his re-election bid.

Likewise, President Biden hosted Israeli President Herzog, who holds a largely ceremonial position with few powers and serves as the symbolic head of state, while snubbing Prime Minister Netanyahu, who is the actual head of government and holds the most significant executive power in Israel.]

Bottom line…

When a group of unelected individuals can overrule elected representatives on the vague grounds of “unreasonableness,” you no longer have a democracy. A clear and present indication of how necessary the newly passed law is to a functioning democracy.

And to point out how crazy the Israeli political system is, the existing judiciary could nullify the latest vote because they believe it is "unreasonable."

As my mother, may she rest in peace, used to say, “Put ten Jews in a room, and you will have eleven opinions.”

We are so screwed by the secular left in both America and Israel.

-- Steve

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“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


THE WAY REPUBLICANS NEED TO FIGHT...

GOP-STUCK

I am tired of listening to the GOP bloviating and saying nothing -- almost as if they were afraid of antagonizing the Democrats and their media propagandists.

Likewise, I am tired of listening to Trump demanding personal loyalty to Donald Trump rather than loyalty to our nation. 

I see evidence of the Democrat ground game but no sign that the GOP exists. 

So, I was surprised to find an ideal Republican candidate worthy of support...

A well-educated candidate with proven abilities, judgment, and common sense. A conservative candidate with traditional core values. A patriot who served his country well under difficult, life-threatening circumstances. But unfortunately, limited name recognition and limited campaign resources.

HUNG-CAO

Meet Hung Cao running for the Senate to replace Virginia's Senator Tim Kaine.

  • Retired Navy Captain Hung Cao came to the United States as a refugee from Vietnam in 1975.

  • After a few years in West Africa, Hung moved to Virginia as a child and is a proud member of the inaugural graduating class of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria.

  • Commissioned as a Special Operations Officer (Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Deep-Sea Diving) from the United States Naval Academy and served with special operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia.

  • Hung’s non-combat assignments included balancing the Navy’s $140 billion budget at the Pentagon and working with Homeland Security and the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.

  • Master's degree in physics from the Naval Postgraduate School with fellowships at MIT and Harvard.

  • Husband and father: He and his wife, April, are the parents of five beautiful children.

  • After their thirteenth move across the United States and worldwide, Hung and April moved their family home to Purcellville, Virginia, where they have been active in their community and church.

And he knows how to fight and, more importantly, who to fight! 

See his positions on...

Issues

Bottom line...

Hung Cao is a candidate to support. 

With enough candidates like Cao, perhaps we can retake our nation from the progressive communist democrats.

Start to get out the vote!

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


FEMINISTS ATTACK BEN SHAPIRO FOR A NON-ENTERTAINING BARBIE MOVIE

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I do not doubt that some of the creators of children's entertainment have consciously incorporated messages related to environmentalism, diversity, inclusivity, sexism, or social justice into their work. While these intentions may be well-meaning, some critics argue that it could lead to indoctrination or may not be developmentally appropriate for young viewers who might not fully grasp the nuances of complex political issues.

This highly concerning and unacceptable phenomenon can severely affect children's mental and emotional development.

In this respect, the Barbie movie is so bad that the progressive communist democrat propagandists in the media must use the “Pounce” tactic where they attack the individual commenting on bad behavior rather than discussing the bad behavior itself.

Virtue-signaling social justice warriors would instead attack than discuss what social commentator Ben Shapiro is saying…

Db-logo‘Barbie’ Seems to Have Destroyed Ben Shapiro

The right-wing motormouth was triggered by a movie where female characters actually have inner lives not focused on pleasing men.

[OCS: And there it is, the whole feminist theme of the movie, “female characters actually have inner lives not focused on pleasing men.”]

I don’t know the guy in real life, but that’s fine; I don’t think we’d get along. But I was a little concerned about his mental state after Shapiro (a 39-year-old man) on Saturday released a 43-minute long video purporting to “destroy” the new hit film, Barbie.

[OCS: A creepy reference to “mental health” belies that Shapiro is a religiously-observant, happily-married father of four, including a nine-year-old girl, who cares deeply about traditional morality and sexual roles as he delivers his fast-paced social commentary. If anything, it was his literal job as a commentator to review a movie that turned entertainment into feminist indoctrination.]

Not to be sexist but: he didn’t look good. He looked tired, agitated, darty-eyed—even… destroyed.

[OCS: Who are you fooling? You are a sexist engaging in an ad hominem attack on an individual with the audacity to point out that the emperor is not wearing clothes. The movie is what it is, a feminist diatribe against the patriarchy.]

When he described the blockbuster film thusly: “It’s as though you were going to make Toy Story except the toys are all evil, they’re all bad, and you’re supposed to hate them and you’re supposed to burn them.” I thought: Ben, are you OK? Show me where the doll hurt you.

[OCS: If anything, the perversion lies with the film’s creators and those woke, gay-friendly Disney executives who greenlighted the movie.]

I had never seen Ben Shapiro speak for more than a few seconds before I watched his Barbie review and was shocked at how accurate all Ben Shapiro impressions are. He speaks like an auctioneer unsuccessfully trying to argue his way into a club with a bouncer, and listening to his voice elicits the feeling of standing in line behind a person ranting over nothing and wasting everybody’s time.

[OCS: Notice that the reviewer is commenting on Shapiro in a classic “pounce” theme and not commenting on the movie's content and malign influence on little girls.]

But I soldiered on, a martyr for the cause (writing a thing I agreed to write before I realized how annoying the process would be).

[OCS: What “cause” might that be? The progressive communist democrats? The woke? The LGBTQ+ community? Because it certainly does not appear to be the cause of journalism or even honest commentary.]

However, self-editing is not one of Shapiro’s fortes. The man cannot, under any circumstances, shut the fuck up, and in the process, tells us a lot more about himself than he does about Barbie.

[OCS: Of course, the goal of the withering criticism, labeling, and pejorative name-calling is to get you to self-censor and “shut the fuck up.”]

I don’t think Shapiro “got” what Barbieland was supposed to be, which tells me that he doesn’t know very much about how girls play—a shame, since he has two daughters.

The film’s director, Greta Gerwig, didn’t pull it out of her ass; every woman in the theater seemed to “get” that the mores of Barbieland were a reflection of the way that kids engage with Barbie dolls—minus the Barbie-on-Barbie scissoring many of us did (which I imagine Mattel wouldn’t go for in a movie).

[OCS: What’s to get? A movie infused not-so-subtle anti-patriarchy pro-feminist separatism of the sexes social commentary into a movie marketed at children – and their voting-age mothers. This is not entertainment and certainly not education; it is the indoctrination of young children into the warped worldview of progressive communist democrats. And how clever of the article’s author to reference young children’s lesbian-like play with Barbie dolls. ]

“Shapiro ridicules the ‘wokeness’ of having Issa Rae (a black woman! Like Kamala! Absurd!) play the president, as well as the existence of an all-female Supreme Court in Barbieland.”

[OCS: The feminist dream is role reversal where they hold the levers of power over government and, by extension, men.]

He actually starts his review by holding a rather phallic toy atomic bomb (to represent the other new film of the moment, Oppenheimer), and a Barbie doll in the other. Shapiro tosses the Barbie over his shoulder towards a trash can, but he misses the shot. Then, a jump cut shows the Barbie doll in the trash can, about to be set alight by Ben’s manly match.

[OCS: Leave it to an author who describes her focus at The Daily Beast as "the intersection of politics, gender, society" and areas where "politics, womanhood, and feminism" touch” to introduce phallic symbology. The one question the feminists never seem to answer is why do they hold out the patriarchy as the “gold standard” and want to replace it with the matriarchy instead of concentrating on living fulfilled lives – whatever that might look like. I am still waiting to see a feminist who is not angry at life.]

But Ben’s biggest Barbie bugaboo seems to be the film’s best sequence—when Barbie, living under the patriarchy that has taken over Barbieland (in the Danish version of the film, brilliantly called “Kenmark”), attempts to retake power by tricking men into thinking their annoying, paternalistic behavior is necessary.

[OCS: I rest my case! Suppose you can find humor and entertainment for little girls in an angry film where all the Ken’s appear to be gay, including obvious gay jokes. In that case, you are one sick puppy – or a middle-aged, college-educated, wine-sipping potential voter lectured by a class warrior trying to cobble together votes for a vegetable.]

<Read the review in full and in context at the Daily Yeast>

It gets worse...

Imagine a heavily-Christian-themed series like the "Chronicles of Narnia" fantasy novels (a thinly-veiled retelling of the Gospels) by British author and Christian apologist C. S. Lewis, being handed off to Barbie director Greta Gerwig, a radical, militant feminist with her progressive secular worldview.  

Greta Gerwig Is ‘Properly Scared’ of Directing ‘Narnia’ Movies After ‘Barbie’: ‘I’m Terrified of It. It’s Extraordinary.’

Although rumors had circulated online for several months, it wasn’t until a recent New Yorker profile that confirmation arrived regarding Greta Gerwig tackling “The Chronicles of Narnia” film adaptations for Netflix. Gerwig is reportedly attached to direct two movies based on the famous C.S. Lewis fantasy novels. <Source>

I look forward to Disney's bastardization of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Starting with "Snow White," of renowned white skin, being played by a "brown" actress. How woke.

Disney’s live-action ‘Snow White’ under fire for replacing seven dwarfs with ‘magical creatures’ of all sizes, genders

Disney’s forthcoming live-action “Snow White” is under fire for being so “politically correct” that it’s reimagining the seven dwarfs as “magical creatures” of all sizes and genders.

The film, which is slated for release next year with Hispanic actress Rachel Zegler as the fairy tale heroine, made waves this week after a Snow White stand-in was seen wandering around Bedfordshire, England, followed by a gaggle of brightly colored friends of various genders, races and sizes, modernizing the 1937 film.

It’s not the only modernization that the film has made, as it was announced earlier that there will be no Prince Charming coming to save a lost Snow White, but instead focus more on the main character following her leadership dreams.<Source

Looks like every story produced by the "Hollywood Women" will lose the male hero and feature an empowered female -- and be greenlighted by castrated executives. 

Bottom line...

Parents and child caregivers must actively engage with the media their children consume, be aware of the content's appropriateness, and use parental controls to limit access to unsuitable material.

We are witnessing a classic communist indoctrination effort to create additional child female victims to be manipulated for political purposes. To assist in destroying traditional morality and cultural norms to perpetuate progressive communist democrat power.

Perhaps, the best summation of Ben Shapiro's "Barbie" review comes from his catchphrase, "Facts don't care about your feelings."

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


THE POLITICAL LYNCHING OF DEREK CHAUVIN

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Justice denied?

If you are like me, you were taught that the U.S. Supreme Court is the "court of last appeal" and the final step in preserving one’s constitutional rights under the law. Additionally, we were taught that Supreme Court Justices were given lifetime appointments to ensure their independence and insulate them from political pressures.

Of course, suppose you consider the past decade of rulings. In that case, you can see that the court is more interested in preserving its reputation in the media, and some justices are more interested in ideology and their reputation in their Washington, D.C., social circle.

Therefore, I am concerned about the dismal prospects of justice for former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin who did not get a fair trial in the death of George Floyd, a drug-addled felon with pre-existing medical conditions with lethal consequences when he resisted arrest.

The initial request for review by the Supreme Court will fall to Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, who covers the Eighth Circuit.

Minnesota fails…

The Minnesota State Supreme Court shirked its duty to review the Chauvin matter in light of prosecutorial misconduct, a biased judge, a false media narrative, and general circumstances which led to a lynch mob rather than a reasoned resolution of the case.

I am not saying that Chauvin is not guilty of using some degree of excessive force. Still, I believe the charges do not rise to the level of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

Consider the following… 

  1. Media Attention and Prejudicial Publicity: The trial received extensive media coverage, and the widespread dissemination of information and opinions about the case influenced the jury pool. The defense team argued that the extensive media coverage could make it challenging to find an impartial jury. The City inappropriately settled the complaint by the subject’s family with a $27,000,000 settlement in the middle of jury selection which sent a presumptive indication of guilt. The City was more interested in stopping a riot without using additional force than seeking a fair trial.

  2. Change of Venue Request: The Judge denied a reasonable change of venue request as the trial was held in an area besieged with rioters.

  3. Jury Selection: There were problems with jury selection and indications of juror misconduct. Jurors were not sequestered and were transported daily through a riot zone. There were legitimate concerns for the post-trial juror safety if they acquitted Chauvin.

  4. Police Training and Procedures: Chauvin’s actions aligned with the Minneapolis Police Department's training and procedures, even though a politicized police department appeared more than willing to throw Chauvin under the bus. The court improperly excluded evidence of police training materials.

  5. Use of Force: The force used to restrain the subject did not comport with its portrayal by community activists and others. There was no evidence of asphyxiation.

  6. Judicial Impropriety: The Judge was biased, improperly disallowed testimony and evidence, did not keep a complete trial record, and failed to follow several standard procedures.

Some of the questions raised in the appellate brief…

  • Whether the venue should have been changed, the jury fully sequestered, or the trial delayed due to pretrial publicity and riots?
  • Whether a police officer can be charged with felony murder with assault as the predicate offense?
  • Whether allowing seven witnesses to testify on reasonable use of force is cumulative evidence justifying reversal?
  • Whether prosecutorial misconduct justifies reversal?
  • Whether not allowing Chauvin to present a complete defense justifies reversal.
  • Whether failure to record sidebars resulted in a violation of fair trial right.
  • Whether upward departure in the sentence was justified?

Bottom line…

Chauvin was effectively lynched by community activists, a corrupt headline-seeking media, a city looking for a fast conviction, and a manifestly incompetent judge.

At the very least, a new trial for Chauvin should be ordered. However, considering the inappropriate elevation of thug George Floyd, a drug-addled felon, to an iconic civil rights hero by the media, extensive political issues must be overcome.

Is it any wonder that good and decent men and women are avoiding law enforcement as a profession – where the media and politicians can politicize a split-second mistake into a life-altering event that can see a decent officer jailed, bankrupted, and your family destroyed?

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS