Friday, September 08, 2023

Where are they now?

 Has anyone heard from Robert F. Kennedy the Younger?  The political media have a shiny new toy to distract them called Ramaswamy, and Cheryl Hines's husband is lost in the weeds.  After a search I found this today on Xitter:  "The DNC has rigged the process, just like the elites have rigged our economy..." and then something about how "unstoppable" he is.  You're the grandson of a millionaire ambassador, the son of a US attorney general and senator, the nephew of a president.  You never had to calculate how to live off a paycheck in your life.  But tell us about these elites blocking your path to victory.

Remember David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler?  No reason you should, as these undistinguished Trumpers were displaced from the Senate by Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff back in 2020.  But the special grand jury in Fulton County remembered, and recommended that they be indicted in the RICO case against Trump, et al., along with Boris Epshteyn, Michael Flynn, Lin Wood and -- wait for it -- Lindsey Graham.  District Attorney Willis decided not to follow the recommendation as there are only so many seats in the courtroom, and also it would unnecessarily complicate the state's case.  She can always mop them up afterward, unless they have fled the country.  Oh, please, flee the country!

The formidable Ms. Willis has also Had It with Gym Jordan's clumsy attempts to derail the prosecutions.  She sent him a nine-page letter telling him exactly where to get off and concluding with "Suggestions for Productive Activity by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee."  The research is deep and full of Supreme Court citations Rep. No Jacket Required will not understand.  The icy contempt is delicious. 

"Trump escalates false attacks on Biden as some Republicans push toward impeachment" says the headline in today's Washington Post.  The real story is that Trump has exhausted his limited vocabulary of abusive adjectives and begun to recycle.  Back in 2016 it was "Crooked Hillary" day after day, but the Worst Criminal in American History has decided, "There's never been anyone in the history of American politics so crooked or dishonest as Joe Biden."  In fact, he said out loud that he would "retire" the use of "crooked" when discussing Clinton, because repeating the same word like a five-year-old ("Deranged Jack Smith" "Low-IQ Maxine Waters") is his version of rhetorical point-scoring.   As with Clinton, no evidence of dishonesty is proffered -- the description is enough.  And he can't understand why those wonderful people in the House are dragging their feet on impeachment.  ("Right now, I'm not convinced that that evidence exists," said Rep. Ken Buck, RINO of Colorado.)  So, another campaign to make us proud to be the heirs of Lincoln and FDR.

Although he rarely gives interviews, Samuel Alito was twice interviewed for the Wall Street Journal by Washington attorney David B. Rivkin, Jr.  He doesn't see why he should recuse himself from a tax case where Rivkin will appear before the Supreme Court.  Rivkin co-wrote the articles "as a journalist, not an advocate," and besides, it's not as if he owns a deluxe fishing camp or a private plane.  And what if he did?  Ethics is in the eye of the beholder, especially on this Boss Tweed court.  Maybe he'll rule against Rivkin's client just to show how honest he is.  Maybe unicorns will fly out of my ears.

Part of the Court's problem is that they've apparently selected Brett "I Like Beer" Kavanaugh as their spokesman for ethics concerns.  Sexual assault and perjury will probably not be addressed.

Yesterday a court ruled that Texas must remove its Rio Grande barriers, but today a federal appeals court says they can stay.  The state says it needs to repel an "invasion" by immigrants.  Now that Mexico's Supreme Court has decriminalized abortion, however, it looks like they're needed to keep Texas women from escaping.

In the FIBA World Cup tournament, the US basketball team will not be in the finals.  Expect many sneering complaints about wokeness.


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