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November 20th, 2022 - 1:01 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Pence blames lawyers, not Trump

“First, we’ll kill all the lawyers,” Cado’s rebel henchman, anarchist Dick the Butcher, says in Shakespeare’s “King Henry VI,” in Part 2, Act 4. Anarchist rebel Donald Trump doesn’t kill lawyers, but he doesn’t pay them, and throws them under the[...]

November 18th, 2022 - 12:05 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Judge compares Capitol rioter to Hitler’s followers

A federal judge compared a Capitol rioter to Hitler’s followers on Friday, November 18, 2022 (see story here). Judge Reggie Walton held nothing back when he sentenced Dustin Thompson, 38, an Ohio exterminator, to 3 years in prison for invading the Capitol and stealing a coatrack and bottle of [...]

October 27th, 2022 - 1:13 pm § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Republicans

Fanone attacker gets 7.5 years

Officer Michael Fanone’s near-death experience on Jan. 6, 2021, came to a denouement of sorts in court today. When Fanone and other cops were defending a building entry point against a mob attacking them with “chemical spray, poles, bats, and officers’ own batons and shields,” a [...]

October 24th, 2022 - 9:36 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Who attacked America’s democracy?

And what should we do about them? At the center, of course, was Donald Trump. Most visible were the Capitol rioters, with the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys gangs the most visible of them. But they weren’t alone. The attempted coup also involved numerous “Republican officials, right-wing pa[...]

October 21st, 2022 - 10:50 am § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Steve Bannon isn’t in jail yet

Hooray for rule of law! It’s what stands between us and the jungle. But the wheels of justice grind slowly, and Steve Bannon — domestic abuser, thief, and seditionist — has yet to answer for a criminal career that began 26 years ago. Bannon was charged in 1996 with domestic violenc[...]

October 7th, 2022 - 8:11 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Consequences

“A right-wing organization that calls the perpetrators of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol ‘political prisoners’ is trying to find jobs for the insurrectionists,” Raw Story reported (here) on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. “So far, around 870 people have been arrested[...]

October 6th, 2022 - 1:39 pm § in Law and Courts

“You Be The Judge” of this Capitol rioter

There used to be a TV show called “You Be The Judge” (details here). According to Wikipedia, “In each episode, a real-life court case would be re-enacted, and three ‘amateur judges’ (contestants) would make their decisions on the case. The ‘judge’ who came c[...]

October 5th, 2022 - 6:33 pm § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Give this pastor a prison ministry

“An Ohio pastor who … pushed against a police line on Jan. 6 was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday,” NBC News reported on October 5, 2022 (read story here). He’s William Dunfee (with megaphone in photo below), and he was recorded telling rioters they were “taking our hou[...]

October 5th, 2022 - 4:27 am § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

These Republicans are threatening violence if they lose the midterms

Steve and Karen Slaton, who run a Trump paraphernalia store in Arizona, told a BBC News reporter they “don’t want to take up arms. But if Republicans lose in November this elderly Arizona couple say a civil war is coming and, yes, they will fight. They have discussed it between them, and[...]

October 5th, 2022 - 2:30 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

The Oath Keepers leader is guilty

Some election deniers are really dumb. For example, this one. Elmer Stewart Rhodes isn’t one of them. A former congressional staffer (for Rep. Ron Paul) and a Yale Law School graduate, he’s a very smart guy who possesses the intellect to easily grasp abstract concepts like those I discus[...]