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June 21st, 2023 - 5:17 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Capitol rioter gets 12½ years for tasing Office Fanone

     Daniel Rodriguez (photo, left), 40, of Fontana, California, is the rioter who tased Officer Michael Fanone in the neck during the Jan. 6 riot.      A federal judge sentenced him to 12½ years in prison on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, CNN reported here.      Prosecutors characterized Rodri[...]

June 21st, 2023 - 4:43 pm § in Humor, Law and Courts, Misc.

Bosses are jerks dep’t

Miles Walker owns a car repair shop in Peachtree, Georgia. An employee, Andreas Flaten, quit after an argument. Walker refused to pay Flaten his final wages of $915, so Flaten complained to the U.S. Labor Department, which contacted Walker, who then dumped 91,500 oil pennies in Flaten’s drivew[...]

June 20th, 2023 - 7:54 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

John Eastman’s disbarment hearing begins

He’s the Trump lawyer behind the fake electors scheme and author of the so-called “coup memo” (details here). That got him fired from a teaching job at a Colorado law school; and now the state bar of California, where he’s licensed and has a practice, is seeking to disbar him[...]

June 20th, 2023 - 4:49 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Federal judge strikes down transgender care ban

“A federal judge struck down an Arkansas law Tuesday that would have banned transition-related medical care for transgender minors,” NBC News reported on June 20, 2023 (read story here). The judge issued a permanent injunction against the law, after ruling it’s unconstitutional. Al[...]

June 20th, 2023 - 12:42 am § in Misc., Politics

Could a princess be president?

This is America, where anything is possible, so I won’t rule it out; I’ll just call it “unlikely.” Newsweek believes Meghan Markle, a professional celebrity, has political ambitions (see story here). That’s based on this thin reed: “The couple urged voters to regi[...]

June 19th, 2023 - 6:19 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans

Fresh off the debt fight, the GOP wants new tax cuts

Within days after the debt ceiling deal was struck, Republicans appeared to renege by indicating they will seek deeper spending cuts in budget negotiations; and now, on top of that, they’re also “pushing deep tax cuts for companies and the affluent,” ABC News reported on Monday, Ju[...]

June 19th, 2023 - 1:02 am § in Misc.

Letter from a freed slave telling off his former master

With stunning eloquence, this freed slave told his former master to go **** himself. An edited version is below; for the story, complete letter, and more letters from freed slaves, go here. Dayton, Ohio, August 7, 1865 To My Old Master, Colonel P.H. Anderson, Big Spring, Tennessee Sir, I got your le[...]

June 18th, 2023 - 9:10 pm § in Politics, Republicans

DeSantis and Pence vouch for Confederate traitor

Braxton Bragg (photo, left) got a free college education at West Point, at the expense of taxpayers of the United States, then waged war against his benefactors. Although Bragg committed treason (per Const. Art. III, §3), he arguably deserved a medal for incompetence, thereby contributing to the Co[...]

June 18th, 2023 - 4:35 pm § in Biden, Hypocrisy, Politics, Republicans

Biden crimes vs. Trump crimes

If I tell an FBI agent somebody told me a “source” has audio recordings of Joe Biden taking a $5 million bribe, the agent will write it down on a form called an FD-1023. Now substitute an unnamed whistleblower who can’t be located for “I” and you’ve got the grand [...]

June 17th, 2023 - 11:20 pm § in Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Dancer

Melanie Hamrick (photo below) is Mick Jagger’s girlfriend. They’re selling their Florida digs for $3.5 million (see story here, and real estate listing with photo of house here). He has other houses, of course. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]