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May 5th, 2022 - 3:59 pm § in Law and Courts

The issue that’s bigger than abortion

It’s true the conservative justices likely to overturn Roe v. Wade are right-to-lifers. But there’s more going on. While legal analysts like to refer to them as “strict textualists” (i.e., if the Constitution doesn’t explicitly state something, it isn’t there), it[...]

December 12th, 2021 - 2:11 pm § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Politics

What happens when Democrats behave like Republicans

California’s Democratic governor has “directed his staff to collaborate with the legislature and attorney general to draft a bill” to offer cash bounties to citizen legal vigilantes who sue “anyone who manufactures, distributes, or sells an assault weapon or ghost gun kit or part[...]

December 5th, 2021 - 2:33 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

What the heck was he thinking?

Marine Sgt. Travis Glosser insisted to investigators he “never had any intent to harm anyone.” He never considered “selling, giving, or even showing anyone” the 13 lbs. C4 plastic explosive he stole. That’s enough to blow up three “antifa” buses (video below), [...]

June 23rd, 2019 - 11:32 pm § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Politics

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid!

(Copied, with  my sidebar, from Seth Harp, The Intercept) “I should have kept my mouth shut about the guacamole; that made things worse for me. Otherwise, what I’m about to describe could happen to any American who travels internationally. It happened 33,295 times last year.? “My work[...]

June 19th, 2019 - 9:28 am § in America, Donald Trump

Doesn’t this picture smack of something the Chinese would do? The Soviets?

Are Mass Trials Constitutional? How can any individual exercise her rights if she is one of 70 defendants?  And what happens when one of the defendants is a baby?   Such mass trials have been taking place in American courts in the Texan cities of Brownsville, Laredo, and El Paso.. In one typical [...]

November 1st, 2017 - 2:03 pm § in Donald Trump

Trump calls U.S. legal system “laughing stock”

Frustrated that the NYC attacker’s constitutional rights* might stand in the way of arbitrary detention at Gitmo or summary execution, President Trump today tweeted the U.S. legal system is a “laughing stock.” (Read story here.) Sounds like he admires the way things were done under[...]

December 7th, 2016 - 1:11 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Politics, The Ave Scene

What is the FPS?

Donald Trump Taps Border Hawk, Commandant of Guantanamo To Head DHSI have a personal reason to be scared of General Kelley. The scary part of the Trump appointment for me is something called “The Federal Protection Service.” Originally part of the INS, the FPS was created as part of Hom[...]