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Shock: Corrupt Partisan "Judge" Merchan's Democrat Operative Daughter Worked on the Campaign to Get Trump Kicked Off the Colorado Ballot

This judge has allowed a ton of unduly prejudicial "prior bad acts" falsified testimony from Sloppy Daniels, and allowed the prosecution to proffer "Choose Your Own Adventure" charges against Trump, with three different and contradictory legal theories. The judge said, that's fine.

But he's not biased.

It's just that his daughter is making bank working to get Trump kicked off of every ballot and prosecuted for non-crimes.


Dem operative daughter of NYC judge in Trump trial aided effort to kick Trump off Colorado ballot: report

The Brennan Center for Justice filed an amicus brief in support of the Supreme Court rejecting Trump's appeal of the Colorado Supreme Court's decision to remove him from the ballot.


Authentic Campaigns, the digital marketing and fundraising agency run by the daughter of the judge overseeing the falsified business records case against Trump, has been revealed to have worked with a group that has sought to take Trump off the ballot.

Loren Merchan's company worked with the Brennan Center for Justice, highlighted on the company's "Our Work" page. The Brennan Center for Justice filed an amicus brief in support of the Supreme Court rejecting Trump's appeal of the Colorado Supreme Court's decision to remove him from the ballot, Natalie Winters reported for War Room.

"The brief urges the Court to reject Trump's attempts to revive the independent state legislature theory on appeal," the Brennan Center wrote. The push to remove Trump ultimately failed in the high court, with the justices ruling 9-0 in favor of keeping him on the ballot.

The center is still listed as an active client, with Authentic Campaigns appearing to have worked with the center since at least 2023. Authentic Campaigns said it has "boosted the organization's newsletter subscribers by 300K new names, a 204% increase" and "seamlessly integrated diverse platforms and mediums to expand the Brennan Center's reach."

More at the article. His daughter, I'm sure, gets a cut of every dollar donated to the prosecute Trump campaigns. No one works for these grifter organizations to remain poor.

Mechan claims this doesn't technically required him to recuse himself, as the law only specifies that a spouse with an interest in a case is disqualifying. This is his daughter, so it's obviously completely different.

Given the intense partisan interest in the case and the huge political implications of the trial, any actually non-conflicted judge would, in these circumstances, recuse himself simply to avoid the appearance of conflict.

Instead, Mechan fights like hell to remain the judge on the case, whereas a man who really had no personal interest in the case would simply recuse himself so that the trial would have no taint.

That's extremely suspicious. Tainting a case with the stench of corruption is only worth it if you're going to profit from it.

Kickbacks -- they're not just for Fani Willis!


Posted by: Disinformation Expert Ace at 01:05 PM




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Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 01:05 PM (GBKbO)

2 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at May 14, 2024 01:06 PM (8RNuU)

3 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 01:06 PM (Zz0t1)

4 This judge has allowed a ton of unduly prejudicial "prior bad acts" falsified testimony from Sloppy Daniels, and allowed the prosecution to proffer "Choose Your Own Adventure" charges against Trump, with three different and contradictory legal theories. The judge said, that's fine.

But he's not biased.

It's just that his daughter is making bank working to get Trump kicked off of every ballot and prosecuted for non-crimes.

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He also gagged anyone from talking about his biases and conflicts of interest.

He's a perfect Party judge. It's been fairly amazing to see it unfold in public.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 01:07 PM (d04cU)

5 Why do people pretend this is new? At least in New York, they've always been corrupt.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 14, 2024 01:07 PM (1bNHn)

6 I did Doof's job.......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 01:07 PM (Zz0t1)

7 Mechan should be impeached...I hope he's on Trump's enemies list.

Posted by: BignJames at May 14, 2024 01:07 PM (AwYPR)

8 Is it even *possible* for Trump to get a judge that doesn't have a conflict of interest in NYC?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 14, 2024 01:07 PM (7fElN)

9 Nothing about the left or public sector employees surprises me anymore.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 14, 2024 01:07 PM (0Htd1)

10 Doesn't the judges last name have an "r" in it?

Posted by: Spelling Gestapo at May 14, 2024 01:08 PM (O+3vn)

11 Mechan claims this doesn't technically required him to recuse himself, as the law only specifies that a spouse with an interest in a case is disqualifying. This is his daughter, so it's obviously completely different.
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It wouldn't be different if it were the other way around, of course.

And it isn't different in reality, either. This such an obvious and enormous gap in the law that I suspect it was probably intentional. But that is beside the point, it's obviously a conflict even if there's no law mandating that it is.

I'd say that this judge should be ashamed, but the Party knows no shame.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 01:08 PM (d04cU)

12 How else is a political nepo baby supposed to make a living?

Posted by: Hunter Biden at May 14, 2024 01:08 PM (VGOMa)

13 Instead, Mechan fights like hell to remain the judge on the case, whereas a man who really had no personal interest in the case would simply recuse himself so that the trial would have no taint.
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If it weren't for taints, nothing would keep the assholes from consuming the Party's pussies.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 01:09 PM (d04cU)

14 12 How else is a political nepo baby supposed to make a living?
Posted by: Hunter Biden at May 14, 2024 01:08 PM (VGOMa)

=======

There's always being an accountant.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 01:09 PM (GBKbO)

15 >>>10 Doesn't the judges last name have an "r" in it?

yeah.

Posted by: ace spencer at May 14, 2024 01:09 PM (KRtlO)

16 Judge's

Posted by: Apostrophe Gestapo at May 14, 2024 01:09 PM (O+3vn)

17 Judge wants to save Our Democracy. Daughter wants to save Our Democracy. Any right thinking judge in the state would want to save Our Democracy


Where's the conflict of interest? They all have the same interest.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2024 01:09 PM (+yhUM)

18 "Kickbacks -- they're not just for Fani Willis!"

What about dickbacks? Is Merchan taking some dick too on the side?

Posted by: Elric Blade at May 14, 2024 01:10 PM (iFTx/)

19 Such benevolent and virtuous people.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at May 14, 2024 01:10 PM (CFoZl)

20 They think all us rubes are stupid, I hope it bites them in the ass.

Posted by: BignJames at May 14, 2024 01:10 PM (AwYPR)

21 Mechan should be impeached...I hope he's on Trump's enemies list.

Posted by: BignJames at May 14, 2024 01:07 PM (AwYPR)



That would be a political hit job and should not be allowed.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 01:10 PM (Zz0t1)

22 This business will only get worse and more brazen. And it only happens because we let it happen. . . . . .we already assume the DemoNcrats have no soul or shame to begin with. . . .

Posted by: Despise Marxist Rat Bastards & Associated Pedos at May 14, 2024 01:10 PM (5DfsO)

23 Goucher College grad Jonah Goldberg will be shocked to hear this. And then will send his $2000 donation to Biden 2024.

Posted by: Montec at May 14, 2024 01:10 PM (Y6Wgg)

24 And it isn't different in reality, either. This such an obvious and enormous gap in the law that I suspect it was probably intentional. But that is beside the point, it's obviously a conflict even if there's no law mandating that it is.

I'd say that this judge should be ashamed, but the Party knows no shame.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 01:08 PM (d04cU)
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Yeah, the fact that the law only specifies "spouse" implies that they wanted a very narrow ruling here so that the broader scope of relatives (siblings, children, in-laws, etc.) could still have influence...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 14, 2024 01:10 PM (7fElN)

25 >>There's always being an accountant.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 01:09 PM

Isn't that work?

Posted by: Hunter Biden at May 14, 2024 01:10 PM (VGOMa)

26 That's extremely suspicious. Tainting a case with the stench of corruption is only worth it if you're going to profit from it.
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Profit depends entirely on what one values.

Is Merchan making money on this, or is his daughter? His daughter certainly is. No clue about him. But he might not care. Not everyone is in it for the money. Many are in it for power, influence, status or boot-licking. Merchan might not be making much if any money on this, but he's *profiting* big time no matter what. It all depends on his inner motivations, which I don't know.

But he is surely profiting. No reason to do this otherwise.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 01:11 PM (d04cU)

27 25 >>There's always being an accountant.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 01:09 PM

Isn't that work?
Posted by: Hunter Biden at May 14, 2024 01:10 PM (VGOMa)

======

Only if you don't love your job!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 01:11 PM (GBKbO)

28 according to 'salon' michael cohen exceeded expectations.

three cheers for telling lies for justice

Posted by: gnats local 678 at May 14, 2024 01:11 PM (B1FKF)

29 Harmless error. Affirmed.

Posted by: N.Y. Court of Appeals at May 14, 2024 01:11 PM (mcBhk)

30 Who in their right mind would want to invest a single cent in New York? There is no Rule of Law. Hell, there isn't even a Rule of Man. It's the Rule of Tooth and Claw in that state.

Posted by: mrp at May 14, 2024 01:12 PM (rj6Yv)

31 So many politician's daughters would only be qualified for Onlyfans jobs if it weren't for their connections.

Sons too...

Posted by: Stateless at May 14, 2024 01:12 PM (jvJvP)

32 That would be a political hit job and should not be allowed.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 01:10 PM (Zz0t1)

Hey youse! Don't get smart w/me!

Posted by: BignJames at May 14, 2024 01:12 PM (AwYPR)

33 Yeah, the fact that the law only specifies "spouse" implies that they wanted a very narrow ruling here so that the broader scope of relatives (siblings, children, in-laws, etc.) could still have influence...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 14, 2024 01:10 PM (7fElN)
++++
I don't know how else to read it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 01:12 PM (d04cU)

34 28 according to 'salon' michael cohen exceeded expectations.

three cheers for telling lies for justice
Posted by: gnats local 678 at May 14, 2024 01:11 PM (B1FKF)

Salon ? So the opposite then

Posted by: It's me donna at May 14, 2024 01:12 PM (Akjoo)

35 When I see this corrupt aholes name I think Judge Merkin's.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at May 14, 2024 01:12 PM (aFNOf)

36 Shock: Corrupt Partisan "Judge" Merchan's Democrat Operative Daughter Worked on the Campaign to Get Trump Kicked Off the Colorado Ballot
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Was that wrong? Should we not have done that?

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2024 01:13 PM (9yFRo)

37 Are we allowed to talk about this?

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 01:13 PM (U7wke)

38 The left loves the law of man, because they know there's always a loophole they can exploit.

Unlike the Word of God.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 14, 2024 01:13 PM (tT6L1)

39 Tee hee!

Posted by: NY COURT of APPEALS at May 14, 2024 01:14 PM (UULz4)

40 May Judge Mecham die shrieking in pain and fear.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 14, 2024 01:14 PM (JLq/1)

41 Whores, damn whores, and then there's Loren Merchan. And THEN there's the son of a whore "Judge" Merchan)

Posted by: Despise Marxist Rat Bastards & Associated Pedos at May 14, 2024 01:14 PM (CmBvp)

42 *Unlike the Word of God.*

Thou surely shall not die.

Posted by: Stan the serpent at May 14, 2024 01:14 PM (O+3vn)

43 The Congresswoman from NJ, Mikie Sherrill, who tweeted out over the weekend that Trump should get out of NJ and go back to court in NYC also employs Merchan's daughter.

All of this lawfare is backfiring on the left in a spectacular way and demonstrating who the real corrupt fascists are.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2024 01:15 PM (LkLld)

44 Mechan claims this doesn't technically required him to recuse himself, as the law only specifies that a spouse with an interest in a case is disqualifying. This is his daughter, so it's obviously completely different.
++++
This such an obvious and enormous gap in the law that I suspect it was probably intentional. But that is beside the point, it's obviously a conflict even if there's no law mandating that it is.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 01:08 PM (d04cU)
_________

It's very hard if not impossible to get a NY judge recused in a case. All NY judges are elected to finite terms and thus yugely political animals. And the politics at least in NYC is overwhelmingly leftist. Almost all NYC judges have connections to Democrap politics and organizations and activist groups. Many of the younger judges literally came out of leftwing activist groups.

I've had judges judge my case where they literally were once employed by the opposing party or its affiliate. No matter. The judges not only stayed on the case, they fucked my client in the ass. 100% pure partisan scumbaggery.

Posted by: Elric Blade at May 14, 2024 01:15 PM (iFTx/)

45 Doesn't the judges last name have an "r" in it?
Posted by: Spelling Gestapo at May 14, 2024 01:08 PM (O+3vn)


Ace is flexing his French, and cleverly telling us that the judge is méchant.

Posted by: spindrift at May 14, 2024 01:15 PM (OguvZ)

46 They think all us rubes are stupid, I hope it bites them in the ass.
Posted by: BignJames at May 14, 2024 01:10 PM (AwYPR)

They know their base consists of mentally-defective shiteaters. They believe anything. That's who the messaging is directed.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at May 14, 2024 01:15 PM (CFoZl)

47 Tainting a case with the stench of corruption is only worth it if you're going to profit from it.

Kickbacks -- they're not just for Fani Willis!


You missed a chance to use Fani Willis and stinky taint in a sentence. Are you getting enough sleep, Ace?

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 01:15 PM (U7wke)

48 Yeah, the fact that the law only specifies "spouse" implies that they wanted a very narrow ruling here so that the broader scope of relatives (siblings, children, in-laws, etc.) could still have influence...

In the Biden crime family it is a brother and a son acting as bagman.

Jill job is...err...changing Joe's diaper?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 01:15 PM (ibTVg)

49 I've had judges judge my case where they literally were once employed by the opposing party or its affiliate. No matter. The judges not only stayed on the case, they fucked my client in the ass. 100% pure partisan scumbaggery.
Posted by: Elric Blade at May 14, 2024 01:15 PM (iFTx/)
++++
Sounds like a great system.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 01:16 PM (d04cU)

50 44 I've had judges judge my case where they literally were once employed by the opposing party or its affiliate. No matter. The judges not only stayed on the case, they fucked my client in the ass. 100% pure partisan scumbaggery.
Posted by: Elric Blade at May 14, 2024 01:15 PM (iFTx/)

======

And yet businesses stay.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 01:16 PM (GBKbO)

51 I keep saying Trump needs to prepare something like the following, when they inevitably find him guilty:

"Of course the corrupt court found me guilty. It's what Democrats, put innocent men in jail. I could walk down any MLK Boulevard in America and lead a parade of innocent black men Democrats have put in jail. Kamala used to brag and laugh about all the black men she illegally locked away. It's who Democrats are, it's what they do: Anyone who gets in their way, they illegally charge and convict. "

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 14, 2024 01:16 PM (g9W3m)

52 One thing you can rely on. Whatever they are doing right now will seem downright quaint in comparison to the next thing.

Remember when sending arms to Mexican druglords to get innocent Americans killed and cause a spike in pro gun control sentiment felt shocking?

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2024 01:16 PM (9yFRo)

53
So, we'll have to replace him, and Fanni, and Jack Smith and start all over again, right?
Should take, oh, a year at this pace to settle things with the Orange menace.

Posted by: Auspex at May 14, 2024 01:16 PM (j4U/Z)

54 But Cardin didn’t just tweet to just calling for an “assault weapons” ban. He also said he wants a ban on “high-ammo stocks.”

... obviously, most ammo is too young to be taking drugs and getting high. And the stocks of companies helping to do this deserve public disdain.

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2024 01:16 PM (RHGPo)

55 Mechan should be impeached...I hope he's on Trump's enemies list.
Posted by: BignJames at May 14, 2024 01:07 PM (AwYPR)


State judge, not federal judge. Officially, the people of NY are four-square behind his actions.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 01:17 PM (U7wke)

56 I've had judges judge my case where they literally were once employed by the opposing party or its affiliate. No matter. The judges not only stayed on the case, they fucked my client in the ass. 100% pure partisan scumbaggery.
Posted by: Elric Blade at May 14, 2024 01:15 PM (iFTx/)
++++
Sounds like a great system.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 01:16 PM (d04cU)
___________

It is if you're lucky enough to be on the politically connected side. I've been on that side too. Much much easier.

Posted by: Elric Blade at May 14, 2024 01:17 PM (iFTx/)

57 He also gagged anyone from talking about his biases and conflicts of interest.
He's a perfect Party judge. It's been fairly amazing to see it unfold in public.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 01:07 PM (d04cU)

The NYS Appeals court said today that his unconstitutional gag order was just fine, but don't worry, if you're concerned that the NYS judicial system has veered into a ditch, everything will obviously return to normal for all our lower court procedures for all you normal NYS folks once Trump is convicted...or jailed.

Whatever...it's the old "do what we want, and the pain of injustice will disappear, we promise!"

Posted by: Boswell at May 14, 2024 01:17 PM (K+UlC)

58 Remember when sending arms to Mexican druglords to get innocent Americans killed and cause a spike in pro gun control sentiment felt shocking?

Or giving the Taliban billions in military equipment

Or forcing people to inject poison into themselves

and on and on and on...

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 01:18 PM (ibTVg)

59 57 The NYS Appeals court said today that his unconstitutional gag order was just fine, but don't worry, if you're concerned that the NYS judicial system has veered into a ditch, everything will obviously return to normal for all our lower court procedures for all you normal NYS folks once Trump is convicted...or jailed.

Whatever...it's the old "do what we want, and the pain of injustice will disappear, we promise!"
Posted by: Boswell at May 14, 2024 01:17 PM (K+UlC)

========

"Our out of control partisanship in the pursuit of power will stop when we have destroyed Trump."

"Whew...I was getting worried there."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 01:18 PM (GBKbO)

60 People should be camped out on these lawless cocksuckers front lawns like the left does raising hell. These people should fear for their lives to step foot outside. Unbelievable that we tolerate this shit. Rope, lamppost, some assembly required.

Posted by: JROD at May 14, 2024 01:18 PM (IlL6s)

61 I've had judges judge my case where they literally were once employed by the opposing party or its affiliate. No matter. The judges not only stayed on the case, they fucked my client in the ass. 100% pure partisan scumbaggery.
Posted by: Elric Blade at May 14, 2024 01:15 PM (iFTx/)

======

And yet businesses stay.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 01:16 PM (GBKbO)
_________

It's a great system if you're politically connected. Many businesses are. There's a reason so many companies give a lot of money to leftwing causes. It's buying influence.

Posted by: Elric Blade at May 14, 2024 01:19 PM (iFTx/)

62 F&$king Soviet Clown Show Kangaroo Court Trials called to say, once again, they are embarrassed by democrat swine.

Posted by: uniparty, Raping and Mutilating the Children They do not Kill at May 14, 2024 01:19 PM (gxokI)

63 >>Or giving the Taliban billions in military equipment

>>Or forcing people to inject poison into themselves


Or provoking a war in Ukraine that has cost us over $100 billion we don't have and gotten hundreds of thousands killed and maimed.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2024 01:19 PM (LkLld)

64 I'd be happy to help with a fanny probe.

Posted by: Pete Bootyjiz at May 14, 2024 01:19 PM (O+3vn)

65 Usually anti-neoptism laws refer to at least 2nd degree consanguinity to buffer outside interests in your public duties. But not for Merchan who's phone and text logs would be interesting reading.
Judges regardless everywhere are forbidden by ethical canons from the APPEARANCE of impropriety so he's failed there in not having recused because of his daughter's DNC connections.
They don't care about being overturned because mission #1 is keeping Trump tied up in court.

Posted by: torabora at May 14, 2024 01:20 PM (G23G9)

66 This ought to be a major embarrassment for the chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals, who has supervisory authority over trial judges, but somehow I doubt that anyone in that state is capable of embarrassment. Rowan Wilson is a Horseface Hochul appointee, so you just know the quality is there! Lol!

Posted by: Mike Tiny Johnson at May 14, 2024 01:20 PM (++jEn)

67 Taint, stench. Cruel, cruel words. Like sticks and stones.

Posted by: Eromero at May 14, 2024 01:20 PM (NxC5+)

68 How Vietnamese lawmakers struck back when L.A. County declared Jane Fonda Day

Forty-nine years after the Fall of Saigon, April 30 remains a solemn day for Nguyen and Ta as it is for many of 2.3 million Vietnamese-Americans in the U.S. They call it Black April.

“It’s a day that we mourn,” Nguyen said.

Which is why Ta and Nguyen were outraged when leaders of neighboring Los Angeles County declared April 30 “Jane Fonda Day” to honor the celebrity for her environmental activism. The lawmakers immediately began pressuring officials to rescind the recognition.

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2024 01:21 PM (RHGPo)

69 Pretty sure we all know the verdict was written before the trial even started

Posted by: It's me donna at May 14, 2024 01:21 PM (Akjoo)

70 Brennan Center for Justice

I do not think they know what the word "Justice" means...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 14, 2024 01:21 PM (ynpvh)

71 Hey ace, have you seen that Phoebe Waller Bridge is working on a Tomb Raider series for Amazon? Because when I think Adventure movies those are the two I'd least like to see anywhere near them.

Posted by: Flyguy at May 14, 2024 01:21 PM (OYxA4)

72 be happy to help with a fanny probe.
Posted by: Pete Bootyjiz at May 14, 2024 01:19 PM (O+
****
Ewwww

Posted by: torabora at May 14, 2024 01:21 PM (G23G9)

73 As I've mentioned in the past, my wife is a former legal secretary. She has stories, none of which make the legal system look good.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 14, 2024 01:21 PM (tT6L1)

74 People should be camped out on these lawless cocksuckers front lawns like the left does raising hell. These people should fear for their lives to step foot outside. Unbelievable that we tolerate this shit. Rope, lamppost, some assembly required.

The lefty that tried to assassinate Justice Kav got what...no jail time? That's why the left does this...they face no penalty.

You though? You'd get years in the slammer for just protesting outside of some lefty judge's house.

I saw in...MA?...that some protestors started protesting outside of the leftwing lunatic governor's mansion. I know you'll be surprised but THOSE protestors all got arrest immediately and got real jail time.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 01:21 PM (ibTVg)

75 69 Pretty sure we all know the verdict was written before the trial even started

Posted by: It's me donna at May 14, 2024 01:21 PM (Akjoo)

Twas baked into the cake.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 14, 2024 01:22 PM (ynpvh)

76 It's a great system if you're politically connected. Many businesses are. There's a reason so many companies give a lot of money to leftwing causes. It's buying influence.
Posted by: Elric Blade at May 14, 2024 01:19 PM (iFTx/)

Or, the other side of the coin, and apparently becoming more conspicuous, it's a protection racket.

Posted by: mrp at May 14, 2024 01:22 PM (rj6Yv)

77 They don't care about being overturned because mission #1 is keeping Trump tied up in court.
Posted by: torabora


Which is backfiring because the media can't NOT cover him. So it's a free campaign rally every night.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2024 01:22 PM (gMj+h)

78 Donald Trump has ceased to be a human being in many eyes even on the conservative side.

He's a name, a thing, he should this or that including go to prison for the benefit of starting smod.

Heaven help all if he finally buckles under the immense weight because he is human. Then what?

Posted by: old chick at May 14, 2024 01:22 PM (F3Dlr)

79 72 be happy to help with a fanny probe.
Posted by: Pete Bootyjiz at May 14, 2024 01:19 PM (O+
****
Ewwww

Posted by: torabora at May 14, 2024 01:21 PM (G23G9)

And here I thought he wouldn't be into Fani Wilis...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 14, 2024 01:22 PM (ynpvh)

80 >>They don't care about being overturned because mission #1 is keeping Trump tied up in court.

In order for there to be a verdict to overturn there must first be a crime. They still haven't shown one.

I'm no F Lee Bailey but that seems important to me.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2024 01:22 PM (LkLld)

81 It's a great system if you're politically connected. Many businesses are. There's a reason so many companies give a lot of money to leftwing causes. It's buying influence.
Posted by: Elric Blade at May 14, 2024 01:19 PM (iFTx/)

Or, the other side of the coin, and apparently becoming more conspicuous, it's a protection racket.
Posted by: mrp at May 14, 2024 01:22 PM (rj6Yv)
_______

Exactly

Posted by: Elric Blade at May 14, 2024 01:22 PM (iFTx/)

82 As I've mentioned in the past, my wife is a former legal secretary. She has stories, none of which make the legal system look good.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 14, 2024 01:21 PM (tT6L1)
++++
That's because the legal system isn't good.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 01:22 PM (d04cU)

83 And then Trump should go further:

"Just like how the Democrats used to have their KKK arrest blacks to keep them from voting, the KKK Democrats in New York illegally arrested me to keep you from voting for me. The Democrats never changed: they have always been KKK."

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 14, 2024 01:22 PM (g9W3m)

84 We can haz movie thread?

Posted by: Just got here at May 14, 2024 01:22 PM (O+3vn)

85 He's a perfect Party judge. It's been fairly amazing to see it unfold in public.
Posted by: Joe Mannix
--------
Has been true of some trial judges for some time.
That is the reason that jury trials were instituted. Unfortunately, jury consultants now figure out how to stack juries in their favor and crooked clerks manipulate the assigned judge and jury summonses. Random my ass in many case.

The easiest way is to go back to juries to determine both law and fact and sideline judges.

The runaway grand jury in the fake electors case in Arizona is going to be a massive embarrassment to that state's legal reputation just as the Fani escapades in GA destroyed the state and its lawyers reputation and made them laughingstocks on TV. NY has already crapped on its legal reputation via the ridiculous lawfare Trump cases but even the Daniel Penny case indicates lawfare malice towards normies in favor of politics.

Essentially, our legal system is breaking down and the leftists running the establishment have no idea what occurs after the legal system is seen to be a fount of injustice. France after the Revolution and Germany post WWII are illustrative of what happens to bad judges.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2024 01:23 PM (Z+tXy)

86 NATIONAL BUTTERMILK BISCUIT DAY

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2024 01:23 PM (RHGPo)

87 any actually non-conflicted judge would, in these circumstances, recuse himself simply to avoid the appearance of conflict.

==

But that's really the problem, isn't it? The left doesn't care about the appearance of conflict or the optics of their hyper-partisan acts. The masks have fully come off.

THIS is why Trump is getting more and more popular in the polls. He's like the new Obi Wan Kenobi: "You can strike me down, but I'll become more powerful than you can possibly imagine." I'm in California and have democrat friends who are embarrassed by all of this.

Posted by: Darth Chipmunk at May 14, 2024 01:23 PM (m0WlR)

88 I'd be happy to help with a fanny probe.

In US English the fanny is your rear end...but in British English it is another name for the "bonus hole"

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 01:23 PM (ibTVg)

89 I have complete faith in the New York State Court of Appeals...having its first hearing on the appeal by convicted felon Donald J. Trump, in July 2026.

Posted by: Gref at May 14, 2024 01:23 PM (5fDan)

90 People should be camped out on these lawless cocksuckers front lawns like the left does raising hell. These people should fear for their lives to step foot outside. Unbelievable that we tolerate this shit. Rope, lamppost, some assembly required.


The left are paper tigers. They do that and nothing else. When the right has had enough, they will simply end people.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2024 01:23 PM (gMj+h)

91 From prior post: I think they do have a plan B and I'm surprised but relieved that it hasn't been implemented. I guess they don't think they can get away with it.

Posted by: Emmie at May 14, 2024 01:24 PM (rveDP)

92 89 I have complete faith in the New York State Court of Appeals...having its first hearing on the appeal by convicted felon Donald J. Trump, in July 2026.
Posted by: Gref at May 14, 2024 01:23 PM (5fDan)

I have to say I don't trust them to overturn any Trump conviction...

Posted by: It's me donna at May 14, 2024 01:24 PM (Akjoo)

93 86 NATIONAL BUTTERMILK BISCUIT DAY

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2024 01:23 PM (RHGPo)

I hope it's next to or the same day as NATIONAL GRAVY DAY...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 14, 2024 01:24 PM (ynpvh)

94 Not to threadjack, but there's something going around about some Guatemala shenanigans with the Shit Junta being involved in child trafficking, and Guatemala trying to stop it... or something...i don't know. Sounds like a good item for ace to dig into.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2024 01:25 PM (+yhUM)

95 Tainting a case with the stench

When it comes to tainting and stench, y'all have no idea. Seriously.

Posted by: Huma at May 14, 2024 01:25 PM (a3Q+t)

96 Or provoking a war in Ukraine that has cost us over $100 billion we don't have and gotten hundreds of thousands killed and maimed.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2024 01:19 PM (LkLld)


I've recently been reminded that the Ukraine conflict is entirely due to Russian imperialism.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 01:25 PM (U7wke)

97 NATIONAL BUTTERMILK BISCUIT DAY

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2024 01:23 PM (RHGPo)




Day asked for it........


https://youtu.be/DLbObZ42iK4

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 01:25 PM (Zz0t1)

98 93 86 NATIONAL BUTTERMILK BISCUIT DAY

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2024 01:23 PM (RHGPo)

I hope it's next to or the same day as NATIONAL GRAVY DAY...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 14, 2024 01:24 PM (ynpvh)

"National Biscuit and Gravy Week during the second week in September"
http://tiny.cc/8ix2yz

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 14, 2024 01:25 PM (ynpvh)

99 We have no choice but to cover Trump. He's ratings gold.

Posted by: Media suits at May 14, 2024 01:25 PM (O+3vn)

100 Sounds like a good item for ace to dig into.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2024 01:25 PM (+yhUM)




You're not his mom!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 01:26 PM (Zz0t1)

101
The left are paper tigers. They do that and nothing else. When the right has had enough, they will simply end people.


The left does not believe it. And honestly, they are basing their opinion on what's happening in the real world.

If you described the nightmarish dystopia of 2024 to say an average citizen in 2004 they'd ask how the government defeated the people. No one would believe the government could have already done all these things and no one did anything like you are suggesting in response.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 01:26 PM (ibTVg)

102 Can you really taint a case of sloppy daniels?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 14, 2024 01:26 PM (OiAR7)

103 102 Can you really taint a case of sloppy daniels?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 14, 2024 01:26 PM (OiAR7)

sloppy daniels sounds like a euphemism for some STD...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 14, 2024 01:27 PM (ynpvh)

104 Let's not bicker and argue about 'oo trafficked 'oo...

Posted by: Monty Python at May 14, 2024 01:27 PM (O+3vn)

105 The NYS Appeals court said today that his unconstitutional gag order was just fine, but don't worry, if you're concerned that the NYS judicial system has veered into a ditch, everything will obviously return to normal for all our lower court procedures for all you normal NYS folks once Trump is convicted...or jailed.

Whatever...it's the old "do what we want, and the pain of injustice will disappear, we promise!"
Posted by: Boswell at May 14, 2024 01:17 PM (K+UlC)

Business are delusional if they believe that the lawfare against Trump is sui generis. Any law made for one class of persons will inevitably be expanded to snare anybody who's a wrong thinker, per the elites.

As an example: when was the last time a mobster was charged under the RICO statute?

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 14, 2024 01:27 PM (eZ1xg)

106 102 Can you really taint a case of sloppy daniels?
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 14, 2024 01:26 PM (OiAR7)

Watch the syphilis and the botulism fight it out under a microscope?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2024 01:28 PM (+yhUM)

107 In order for there to be a verdict to overturn there must first be a crime. They still haven't shown one.

I'm no F Lee Bailey but that seems important to me.
Posted by: JackStraw
---------
The vague connection and why other prosecutors took a pass on the case is that Trump somehow manipulated the 2016 election by failing to disclose his payments to Cohen for hush money. Of course they overcharged him with a ridiculous number of counts based on each payment to Cohen. That is so the jury can find Trump guilty of one and feel they are being merciful by cutting the number down.

Now, the statute in question is a state statute that does not apply under plain reading to apply to federal cases and likely even if it did, the FEC's statutory power probably exhausts any attempt by NY to pursue FECA violations in state courts.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2024 01:28 PM (Z+tXy)

108 86 NATIONAL BUTTERMILK BISCUIT DAY

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2024 01:23 PM (RHGPo)

I hope it's next to or the same day as NATIONAL GRAVY DAY...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 14, 2024 01:24 PM (ynpvh)


Who said buttermilked buscuit?

Posted by: Sloppy Daniels at May 14, 2024 01:28 PM (OiAR7)

109 I do judge a book by its cover and this judge looks like a complete lunatic.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2024 01:28 PM (JeYYB)

110 Mike Pometrantz is the prosecutor that behind closed doors in Congressional testimony pleaded the fifth amendment when asked if he ever violated citizens rights in his prosecutions. He also wrote a book about his time when he was brought in to help on this Trump “investigation”. It’s pretty damning of the prosecutors though he didn’t intend it that way.

https://tinyurl.com/4rrezedb

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at May 14, 2024 01:28 PM (2fIO4)

111 Hey ace, have you seen that Phoebe Waller Bridge is working on a Tomb Raider series for Amazon?
Posted by: Flyguy at May 14, 2024 01:21 PM (OYxA4)


That's, for sure, the face I think of when I think of Lara Croft.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 01:28 PM (U7wke)

112 Not to threadjack, but there's something going around about some Guatemala shenanigans with the Shit Junta being involved in child trafficking, and Guatemala trying to stop it

The AWFLs supporting the Junta want their cheap gardeners and nannies but the elites want the younger set crossing the border...

Remember when the left had an absolute shit fit about Trump's DHS trying to verify that children coming across with adults were their kids and not just being trafficked?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 01:28 PM (ibTVg)

113 Or, the other side of the coin, and apparently becoming more conspicuous, it's a protection racket.
Posted by: mrp at May 14, 2024 01:22 PM


TBF, in this case, one side of the coin is tit, and the other is tat.

Posted by: Big Penguin at May 14, 2024 01:28 PM (a3Q+t)

114 Nationwide, schools have quietly adopted the policy that if a kid wants to "transition" or have their teachers treat them as if they're the opposite sex or change their name, the school will intentionally hide this information from the parents. I know for a fact my wife's school district has this policy.

In news related to this information, a teacher was fired last year for refusing to go along with this policy. She has been awarded a $360,000 settlement.

http://tiny.cc/six2yz

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2024 01:29 PM (Odg76)

115 I'm in California and have democrat friends who are embarrassed by all of this.
Posted by: Darth Chipmunk


Rub their noses in it like a puppy that's peed on the carpet.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2024 01:29 PM (gMj+h)

116 State judge, not federal judge. Officially, the people of NY are four-square behind his actions.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 01:17 PM (U7wke)

Um. No, the USSC has power over ALL judicial branches, both state and federal, as per the US Constitution. This was to prevent citizens from being tried in a state court in Montana for things that are perfectly legal that a state court found offensive only in Michigan - chaos would erupt and thus wipe out the rights of normal citizens. You are not out of reach of being found to in contempt of the Bill of Rights or US Constitution just because a bunch of commie yahoos in the lower west side of Manhattan elected you to the bench...

Posted by: Boswell at May 14, 2024 01:29 PM (K+UlC)

117 Taint stench. That explains a lot.

Posted by: Fani Willis' Snizz at May 14, 2024 01:29 PM (m0WlR)

118 105 The NYS Appeals court said today that his unconstitutional gag order was just fine, but don't worry, if you're concerned that the NYS judicial system has veered into a ditch, everything will obviously return to normal for all our lower court procedures for all you normal NYS folks once Trump is convicted...or jailed.

Whatever...it's the old "do what we want, and the pain of injustice will disappear, we promise!"
Posted by: Boswell at May 14, 2024 01:17 PM (K+UlC)

Business are delusional if they believe that the lawfare against Trump is sui generis. Any law made for one class of persons will inevitably be expanded to snare anybody who's a wrong thinker, per the elites.

As an example: when was the last time a mobster was charged under the RICO statute?

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 14, 2024 01:27 PM (eZ1xg)

I saw Sui Generis play for...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sui_Generis

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 14, 2024 01:29 PM (ynpvh)

119 Personally I'm happy that these insane judicial actions are being shamelessly trotted out for all the world to see. A lot of eyes are being opened. A lot of pills being taken.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 14, 2024 01:29 PM (MeG8a)

120 111 Hey ace, have you seen that Phoebe Waller Bridge is working on a Tomb Raider series for Amazon?
Posted by: Flyguy at May 14, 2024 01:21 PM (OYxA4)

=======

Apparently Amazon liked the pilot enough to order a series. That's the latest as of this morning.

I don't think Phoebe is playing Lara Croft.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 01:29 PM (GBKbO)

121 >>I've recently been reminded that the Ukraine conflict is entirely due to Russian imperialism.

Yea, I've heard that for a few years now. Still wrong.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2024 01:29 PM (LkLld)

122 The easiest way is to go back to juries to determine both law and fact and sideline judges.

Posted by: whig
_________

How would juries make findings on pure legal issues?

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at May 14, 2024 01:29 PM (mcBhk)

123 nepote in the word nepotism means nephew or grandson but could mean son. The ancients knew of this bullshit.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 14, 2024 01:29 PM (IG4Id)

124 In news related to this information, a teacher was fired last year for refusing to go along with this policy. She has been awarded a $360,000 settlement.


Until teachers and administrators are spending time in jail over this nothing will change.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 01:30 PM (ibTVg)

125 Not to threadjack, but there's something going around about some Guatemala shenanigans with the Shit Junta being involved in child trafficking, and Guatemala trying to stop it... or something...i don't know. Sounds like a good item for ace to dig into.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2024 01:25 PM (+yhUM)
++++
The illegal migration from Latin America is a slave trade. Some of them are labor slaves, some are sex slaves, but it is what it is.

And the US government is the domestic equity partner for the organization. Whatever is going on, the US government is part of it. Is it specifically child sex slaves? No idea, but it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest. Russia turned the taps off and now thanks to the war, Ukraine is much more limited. They have to come from somewhere.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 01:30 PM (d04cU)

126 113 Or, the other side of the coin, and apparently becoming more conspicuous, it's a protection racket.
Posted by: mrp at May 14, 2024 01:22 PM

TBF, in this case, one side of the coin is tit, and the other is tat.

Posted by: Big Penguin at May 14, 2024 01:28 PM (a3Q+t)

I bet one side is better than the other...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 14, 2024 01:30 PM (ynpvh)

127 The NY Court of Appeals will be the second appeal level the NY Appellate Division is first. Trump might have a better chance there. The Court Of Appeals had an opening last year and Hochul nominated a liberal. The NY legislature progressives /socialist/communist bloc pitched a fit and he got voted down . The next nominee is a borderline Marxist and got voted in.

Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 14, 2024 01:30 PM (ZpWmh)

128 I've recently been reminded that the Ukraine conflict is entirely due to Russian imperialism.

Take a map of Europe but without any national borders. Put a star where Kiev is.

Then ask Americans what country is this city in? 95%+ will answer "Russia"

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 01:31 PM (ibTVg)

129
Apparently Amazon liked the pilot enough to order a series. That's the latest as of this morning.

I don't think Phoebe is playing Lara Croft.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 01:29 PM (GBKbO)



They really are out of fresh ideas in hollywood, aren't they.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 01:31 PM (Zz0t1)

130 Mechan claims this doesn't technically required him to recuse himself, as the law only specifies that a spouse with an interest in a case is disqualifying. This is his daughter, so it's obviously completely different.

---------------

But if he showered with his pubescent daughter daily, aren't they technically common-law married?

Posted by: ShainS -- Blood-Bath-and-Beyond angel investor at May 14, 2024 01:31 PM (h4Cdp)

131 New T-Zero:
Liftoff is targeted for 11:39 a.m. PDT, 2:39 p.m. EDT,
18:39 UTC, and 20:39 CEST.
No reason for the shift given, this is the last minute in the today's launch window.

Posted by: Ciampino - weather at recovery vessel at May 14, 2024 01:31 PM (qfLjt)

132 >>The vague connection and why other prosecutors took a pass on the case is that Trump somehow manipulated the 2016 election by failing to disclose his payments to Cohen for hush money.

They are also claiming that Trump tried to hide the payment by listing it as a "legal expense" to influence the 2016 election. That would be quite a trick since he filed the papers in 2017.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2024 01:32 PM (LkLld)

133 Apparently Amazon liked the pilot enough to order a series. That's the latest as of this morning.

I don't think Phoebe is playing Lara Croft.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 01:29 PM (GBKbO)

Please can the McGuigan in this be named the golden bozos. So we can hear in her mannish voice, who has seen my golden bozos?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 14, 2024 01:32 PM (OiAR7)

134 > Business are delusional if they believe that the lawfare against Trump is sui generis.

You talk purdier than a $5 whore.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2024 01:32 PM (Odg76)

135 Then ask Americans what country is this city in? 95%+ will answer "Russia"
Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 01:31 PM (ibTVg)

50% would say Russia.

35% would say New Jersey

15% would say "What star?".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2024 01:32 PM (+yhUM)

136 Instead, Mechan fights like hell to remain the judge on the case
_______________

Because, in the corrupt Brit saying, "he's a sound chap who knows what's expected of him."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2024 01:32 PM (YqDXo)

137 Jeff Sessions recused himself for far less.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 14, 2024 01:33 PM (KbCG3)

138 Andrea Mitchell is trending on X and
the left is having a meltdown.

@AuntTeefah

Dear
@MSNBC
We don’t need Andrea Mitchell & Katy Tur making excuses for Trump, playing devil’s advocate or reporting on this like he’s a run of the mill defendant. Stop normalizing fascist, criminal behavior! Trump is a monumental threat to America & should be covered as such.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2024 01:33 PM (NpAcC)

139 Take a map of Europe but without any national borders. Put a star where Kiev is.

Then ask Americans what country is this city in? 95%+ will answer "Russia"
Posted by: 18-1
__________

95% of Americans wouldn't know what continent the map shows.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at May 14, 2024 01:33 PM (mcBhk)

140 Lara Croft could make for a fun series.

But, Phoebe whatsername probably shouldn't be anywhere near such a series.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 14, 2024 01:33 PM (tT6L1)

141 @128 the borders of those lands have been fought over by Poles, Lithuanians, Austrians , Russians , Ukrainians etc, etc, since before US existed. Corrupt and stupid fight to get involved in

Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 14, 2024 01:33 PM (ZpWmh)

142 State judge, not federal judge. Officially, the people of NY are four-square behind his actions.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 01:17 PM (U7wke)

Um. No, the USSC has power over ALL judicial branches, both state and federal, as per the US Constitution.
Posted by: Boswell at May 14, 2024 01:29 PM (K+UlC)


My comment was in response to someone saying he should be impeached, not overturned. SCOTUS has nothing to do with impeaching judges at any level and Congress has nothing to do with impeaching judges at the state level.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 01:34 PM (U7wke)

143
Phoebe Waller Bridge and Brie Larson ARE "Laverne & Shirley", coming in 2025! You won't be.

Posted by: Auspex at May 14, 2024 01:34 PM (j4U/Z)

144 Business are delusional if they believe that the lawfare against Trump is sui generis.


NYC will use the power against businesses that don't pay their protection money.

But...all those business there are already paying their protection money.

So...I don't think they see it as a change.

Back when Spitzer was going after corporate types for sex crimes do you doubt that anyone that contributed to him was free to do whatever they wanted and those that didn't are the ones he went after?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 01:35 PM (ibTVg)

145 By now just about everyone knows we helped run a color revolution in Ukraine to take down a duly elected president and install our own puppet. But most dont know why we did it. Putin does.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2024 01:35 PM (LkLld)

146
@AuntTeefah

Dear
@MSNBC
We don’t need Andrea Mitchell & Katy Tur making excuses for Trump, playing devil’s advocate or reporting on this like he’s a run of the mill defendant. Stop normalizing fascist, criminal behavior! Trump is a monumental threat to America & should be covered as such.
Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2024 01:33 PM (NpAcC)



Let's press the button marked "Dumb C*nt" and see what comes out.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 01:35 PM (Zz0t1)

147 mission #1 is keeping Trump tied up in court.

They should fire whatever idiot thought that would work.

Posted by: DaveA at May 14, 2024 01:35 PM (PMJuY)

148 99 We have no choice but to cover Trump. He's ratings gold.

Posted by: Media suits at May 14, 2024 01:25 PM (O+3vn)


And this lets us shape voter perceptions more effectively. For example, here's our story-line for the next 24 hours:

"Patriot and self-less Defender of Justice Michael Cohen was viciously attacked by Trump's dishonest lawyers in court Tuesday afternoon, working to distract the jury from Cohen's sworn-testimony truth about Trump's 2016 felony election interference!"

Posted by: Media suits at May 14, 2024 01:35 PM (5fDan)

149 ou are not out of reach of being found to in contempt of the Bill of Rights or US Constitution just because a bunch of commie yahoos in the lower west side of Manhattan elected you to the bench...
Posted by: Boswell at May 14, 2024 01:29 PM (K+UlC)

By the way, THIS is why the US is a Constitutional Republic and not some National Republic or Democratic Republic or Representative Democracy or some other left wing talking point, idiotic version of our country really is...it's a constitutional republic all the way down...that includes the NYS judicial system and Judge "I'm an idiot and want my MSNBC gig!" Merchan....

Posted by: Boswell at May 14, 2024 01:35 PM (K+UlC)

150 The easiest way is to go back to juries to determine both law and fact and sideline judges.

Posted by: whig
_____________

You want the OJ Simpson or the Derek Chauvin juries to determine law??

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2024 01:36 PM (YqDXo)

151 In news related to this information, a teacher was fired last year for refusing to go along with this policy. She has been awarded a $360,000 settlement.
-----------------
Until teachers and administrators are spending time in jail over this nothing will change.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 01:30 PM (ibTVg)


Yeah, hard to get excited about the taxpayer being punished, yet again, for the actions of a government employee.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 01:36 PM (U7wke)

152 147 mission #1 is keeping Trump tied up in court.

They should fire whatever idiot thought that would work.

Posted by: DaveA at May 14, 2024 01:35 PM (PMJuY)

Backup plan is finding Trump dead of "suicide" in his jail cell...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 14, 2024 01:36 PM (ynpvh)

153 National biskit day!

You need them, we knead them!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid's Kitters at May 14, 2024 01:36 PM (hirWM)

154 Phoebe Waller Bridge and Brie Larson ARE "Laverne & Shirley", coming in 2025! You won't be.
Posted by: Auspex at May 14, 2024 01:34 PM (j4U/Z)

David Tennant and Mark Ruffalo slated to play Lenny and Squiggy.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2024 01:36 PM (+yhUM)

155 138 Dear
@MSNBC
We don’t need Andrea Mitchell & Katy Tur making excuses for Trump, playing devil’s advocate or reporting on this like he’s a run of the mill defendant. Stop normalizing fascist, criminal behavior! Trump is a monumental threat to America & should be covered as such.
Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2024 01:33 PM (NpAcC)

========

Treating Trump like a run of the mill defendant, I guess, means actually acting like he's being charged with a specific crime that needs to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

You know...a technicality.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 01:36 PM (GBKbO)

156 If I were on X I'd be asking AuntTeefah if she knew the difference between an assertion and a fact.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 14, 2024 01:37 PM (tT6L1)

157 Take a map of Europe but without any national borders. Put a star where Kiev is.

Then ask Americans what country is this city in? 95%+ will answer "Russia"
Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 01:31 PM (ibTVg)


95% of Americans would say Mexico.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 01:37 PM (U7wke)

158 155 138 Dear
@MSNBC
We don’t need Andrea Mitchell & Katy Tur making excuses for Trump, playing devil’s advocate or reporting on this like he’s a run of the mill defendant. Stop normalizing fascist, criminal behavior! Trump is a monumental threat to America & should be covered as such.
Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2024 01:33 PM (NpAcC)

========

Treating Trump like a run of the mill defendant, I guess, means actually acting like he's being charged with a specific crime that needs to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

You know...a technicality.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 01:36 PM (GBKbO)

Oh, the Left don't doubt he's a danger...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 14, 2024 01:38 PM (ynpvh)

159 How would juries make findings on pure legal issues?
Posted by: Biff Pocoroba
--------
Judges used to advise juries in states but the jury could ignore the judge on points of law. Works better on criminal trials than it would for civil trials.

Explicitly, I would allow juries to make the decision of nullifying prosecutions and for a judge to act as circuit breaker to stop a runaway jury from convicting an honest man.

Another solution that other countries use is three judge panels for trials. The fact that one of the three might highlight crap that the others do lessens the risk of a runaway judge.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2024 01:38 PM (Z+tXy)

160 Is Mechan one of those Japanese fighting robots?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 14, 2024 01:38 PM (63Dwl)

161 In after all the "taint" gags.

"Taint gags."

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at May 14, 2024 01:38 PM (wzAuc)

162 157 Take a map of Europe but without any national borders. Put a star where Kiev is.

Then ask Americans what country is this city in? 95%+ will answer "Russia"
Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 01:31 PM (ibTVg)

95% of Americans would say Mexico.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 01:37 PM (U7wke)

Well, yeah; those borders are being protected by American money while the ones here are not.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 14, 2024 01:38 PM (ynpvh)

163 I want a fucking lawyer man. I want Bill Kunstler, or Ron Kuby

Posted by: Frank Barone at May 14, 2024 01:39 PM (+oR7L)

164 My comment was in response to someone saying he should be impeached, not overturned. SCOTUS has nothing to do with impeaching judges at any level and Congress has nothing to do with impeaching judges at the state level.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 01:34 PM (U7wke)

The US Supreme court actually has judicial authority removal ability - if they find that you have violated, and your charter is (apparent to them) to be one that will continue to violate the US Constitution.

Posted by: Boswell at May 14, 2024 01:39 PM (K+UlC)

165 At least on Mars there's a tit for me.

Posted by: Tat at May 14, 2024 01:39 PM (a3Q+t)

166 163 I want a fucking lawyer man. I want Bill Kunstler, or Ron Kuby

Posted by: Frank Barone at May 14, 2024 01:39 PM (+oR7L)

They all screw you over, so yeah, easy to find.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 14, 2024 01:40 PM (ynpvh)

167

Looks like Judge Merchan took this case with the intention that his daughter would make money from it, and with the "daughter not spouse" defense already planned.

One can be a bad incompetent lawyer, and still have a legal career doing what the Party wants. Look at the screeching lunatics currently in law school. Don't know the law, won't need to.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 14, 2024 01:40 PM (QwK6F)

168 Morning, Horde.

Back in the Demented Dominion. Uneventful journey, and all is well here. Grass needs mowed, badly.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2024 01:40 PM (6ecJK)

169 167

Looks like Judge Merchan took this case with the intention that his daughter would make money from it, and with the "daughter not spouse" defense already planned.

One can be a bad incompetent lawyer, and still have a legal career doing what the Party wants. Look at the screeching lunatics currently in law school. Don't know the law, won't need to.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 14, 2024 01:40 PM (QwK6F)

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Yeah, but emoluments.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 01:40 PM (GBKbO)

170 Looks like Judge Merchan took this case with the intention that his daughter would make money from it, and with the "daughter not spouse" defense already planned.

Does the daughter have a presence in a red state? Business, vacation home, etc? Because this sounds like criminal election interference to me.

Well...if there was an opposition party.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 01:41 PM (ibTVg)

171 169 167

Looks like Judge Merchan took this case with the intention that his daughter would make money from it, and with the "daughter not spouse" defense already planned.

One can be a bad incompetent lawyer, and still have a legal career doing what the Party wants. Look at the screeching lunatics currently in law school. Don't know the law, won't need to.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 14, 2024 01:40 PM (QwK6F)

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Yeah, but emoluments.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 01:40 PM (GBKbO)

It puts on the emoluments or it gets the hose.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 14, 2024 01:41 PM (ynpvh)

172 They are also claiming that Trump tried to hide the payment by listing it as a "legal expense" to influence the 2016 election. That would be quite a trick since he filed the papers in 2017.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2024 01:32 PM (LkLld)

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The FEC fined both the DNC and the Hillary Clinton's 2016 Campaign for reporting payments to the Democratic law firm Perkins Coie as legal expenses, when in actuality some of the money was earmarked for "paying Fusion GPS through Perkins Coie to conduct opposition research on Donald Trump."

And of course, the FEC declined to pursue Trump or his campaign for the now #FakeCrime "legal expenses" that he's being persecuted over.

Posted by: ShainS -- Blood-Bath-and-Beyond angel investor at May 14, 2024 01:41 PM (h4Cdp)

173 Morning, Horde.

Back in the Demented Dominion. Uneventful journey, and all is well here. Grass needs mowed, badly.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2024 01:40 PM (6ecJK)


What???
No squatters?

Posted by: Diogenes at May 14, 2024 01:42 PM (W/lyH)

174 "Taint gags."
Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at May 14, 2024 01:38 PM


You're saying they're not funny, i.e. t'aint gags?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 14, 2024 01:42 PM (a3Q+t)

175 I want a fucking lawyer man. I want Bill Kunstler, or Ron Kuby

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Jackie Treehorn draws a lot of water in this community. You don't draw shit, Lebowski.

Posted by: Sherriff of Malibu at May 14, 2024 01:43 PM (Be/+i)

176 The US Supreme court actually has judicial authority removal ability - if they find that you have violated, and your charter is (apparent to them) to be one that will continue to violate the US Constitution.
Posted by: Boswell at May 14, 2024 01:39 PM (K+UlC)


IANAL but Art. III is pretty short. You're gonna have to show me where it says SCOTUS can remove a state judge.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 01:43 PM (U7wke)

177 You want the OJ Simpson or the Derek Chauvin juries to determine law??
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara
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Yes. And the judge to be the circuit breaker to set aside the conviction.

A lot of our case law is littered with minute specifications of what the jury can and cannot hear so that the role of the judge as gatekeeper for information including legal information becomes much more important. Essentially, I trust twelve over one individual judge now. Just like all the other professions, lawyers no longer deserve the deference to their profession and all judges nowadays are lawyers (except in some states as very low level magistrates and such).

I would also end criminal grand juries at the state level by substituting open pre trial hearings or have a neutral party preside over grand jury proceedings rather than prosecutors.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2024 01:43 PM (Z+tXy)

178 >>IANAL

INOT

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2024 01:44 PM (LkLld)

179 172 They are also claiming that Trump tried to hide the payment by listing it as a "legal expense" to influence the 2016 election. That would be quite a trick since he filed the papers in 2017.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2024 01:32 PM (LkLld)

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The FEC fined both the DNC and the Hillary Clinton's 2016 Campaign for reporting payments to the Democratic law firm Perkins Coie as legal expenses, when in actuality some of the money was earmarked for "paying Fusion GPS through Perkins Coie to conduct opposition research on Donald Trump."

And of course, the FEC declined to pursue Trump or his campaign for the now #FakeCrime "legal expenses" that he's being persecuted over.

Posted by: ShainS -- Blood-Bath-and-Beyond angel investor at May 14, 2024 01:41 PM (h4Cdp)

From my understanding, that particular fact is not being allowed in Merchan's court.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 14, 2024 01:44 PM (ynpvh)

180 Graft and kickbacks it the way of the Democrat party. If you are in management that's how you make your money. If you're an employee (voter) EBT is your reward. There are a few fools in the middle.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 14, 2024 01:44 PM (lCWOD)

181 They want Clarence Thomas to resign because his wife is a Republican / Conservative activist.

Posted by: polynikes at May 14, 2024 01:44 PM (MNhXM)

182 NATIONAL BUTTERMILK BISCUIT DAY

Posted by: SMOD
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Funny, I'm eating one right now. Yes, I made it.
Topped with Kerigold butter and Honey

Posted by: lin-duh (sharon's (willow's apprentice) apprentice) at May 14, 2024 01:45 PM (a5Jsm)

183 They want Clarence Thomas to resign because his wife is a Republican / Conservative activist.

I did like how they went from:

Clarence Thomas is going to ban inter-racial marriage!!!

to

Clarence Thomas is breaking the law by letting his White wife tell him how to vote!!!!

Without even breaking a sweat

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 01:45 PM (ibTVg)

184

He wants to write, “write” that book that sells zero copies but stuffs his ass full of money like that shitstain Comey.

Posted by: Dr Huge Largemeat at May 14, 2024 01:45 PM (7AKxk)

185 They want Clarence Thomas to resign because his wife is a Republican / Conservative activist.
Posted by: polynikes at May 14, 2024 01:44 PM (MNhXM)
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But that's his wife. This is just Merchan's kid.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 01:46 PM (d04cU)

186 Boy, I wish I would have dreamed up some of this shit

Zombie Roland Freisler, Reich Minister of Justice

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 14, 2024 01:46 PM (V5eKu)

187 183 They want Clarence Thomas to resign because his wife is a Republican / Conservative activist.

I did like how they went from:

Clarence Thomas is going to ban inter-racial marriage!!!

to

Clarence Thomas is breaking the law by letting his White wife tell him how to vote!!!!

Without even breaking a sweat

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 01:45 PM (ibTVg)

Maybe she indentifies as black.

Posted by: Rachel Dolezal at May 14, 2024 01:46 PM (ynpvh)

188 And of course, the FEC declined to pursue Trump or his campaign for the now #FakeCrime "legal expenses" that he's being persecuted over.
Posted by: ShainS -- Blood-Bath-and-Beyond angel investor at May 14, 2024 01:41 PM (h4Cdp)

The way I heard it, even Alvin Bragg didn't see a case here. It was only after an intense confrontation with a group of "progressive" organization that Alvin's mind was changed. Not trial, no re-election. Who orchestrated the "Get Trump" election threat?

Posted by: mrp at May 14, 2024 01:47 PM (rj6Yv)

189 Kerigold butter is da shiznit.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 01:47 PM (Zz0t1)

190 off sock

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 14, 2024 01:48 PM (ynpvh)

191 159
Another solution that other countries use is three judge panels for trials. The fact that one of the three might highlight crap that the others do lessens the risk of a runaway judge.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2024 01:38 PM (Z+tXy)
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This was the case in South Africa up to 1994 and is probably still the case. One judge and two Assessors (who are also judges). I can't imagine a jury of township Blacks understanding anything much.

Posted by: Ciampino - no Playboys, just gardenboys at May 14, 2024 01:48 PM (qfLjt)

192 This bespectacled blonde is willing to bet that having a powerful politician daddy is a pretty sweet deal:
http://tiny.cc/hlx2yz

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 01:48 PM (d04cU)

193 Lawyers for the most part are a scourge. There is not a law passed that hasn’t had an an attempt to reinterpret the language. Hell the entire 2nd Amendment is made up of one sentence. It has been continually litigated for the last 100 years.

Posted by: polynikes at May 14, 2024 01:48 PM (MNhXM)

194 Kerigold butter is da shiznit.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 01:47 PM (Zz0t1)


It is known.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 01:48 PM (U7wke)

195 Look fat, this judge is totally unbiased and legit.

Clarence Thomas, he's really the problem here!

Posted by: Jay in PA at May 14, 2024 01:49 PM (i7Q7S)

196 oy, I wish I would have dreamed up some of this shit

Zombie Roland Freisler, Reich Minister of Justice

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 14, 2024 01:46 PM (V5eKu)
__________

Me too. - Andrei Vishinsky, Stalin's show trial judge

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2024 01:51 PM (YqDXo)

197 5 Why do people pretend this is new? At least in New York, they've always been corrupt.
Posted by: Eeyore
-----------------------------

Last Century I was in Manhattan in a car with some trainees (local); we were stalled at an intersection by several motorcycle police escorting more than one ambulance at a cautious pace.
What's up with that I asked.
They're moving drugs from the dock was the response.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 14, 2024 01:51 PM (lCWOD)

198 Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker bashes Pride Month, tells women to stay in the kitchen at Benedictine College commencement. The church is declining because of bigots like him. I hope he gets cut in camp.

Has there always been this many fascist Catholics? Catholics tended to be more liberal than Protestants and not as certain that everyone was “damned to hell”.

The fastest growing American religious sect is Latino evangelicals. They're far more RW than Latino Catholics. This explains why the Latino vote is sliding to the Right. The US became the first remotely modern nation with a large Latino/Spanish/Portuguese Christian population where the majority were NOT Catholic.

he definitely won't get invited to any Tayvis events. Like if there's a wedding, lol. Taylor's not the tradwife type, I think!

here is some of the speech: “I think it is you, the women, who have had the most diabolic lies told to you. Some of you may go on to lead successful careers in the world but I would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world.

Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at May 14, 2024 01:52 PM (Pjadz)

199 I just learned that in the movie Hobbs and Shaw (2019), there is a deadly potential world ending virus and they have to go to use a special machine to extract the virus from someone.

The machine is located in Ukraine.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2024 01:52 PM (9yFRo)

200 This bespectacled blonde is willing to bet that having a powerful politician daddy is a pretty sweet deal:
http://tiny.cc/hlx2yz
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 01:48 PM


Blonde status: Dubious
Skips Leg Day status: Unknown

Posted by: That guy who always complains at May 14, 2024 01:52 PM (a3Q+t)

201 http://tiny.cc/hlx2yz

I’m not a fan of ‘ look at me I’m wearing glasses so I’m smart’ fashion.

I also realize though that others are Big fans.

Posted by: polynikes at May 14, 2024 01:53 PM (MNhXM)

202 198
here is some of the speech: “I think it is you, the women, who have had the most diabolic lies told to you. Some of you may go on to lead successful careers in the world but I would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world.
Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at May 14, 2024 01:52 PM (Pjadz)

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Some women being happy with marriage and family?

That's him ordering them into the kitchen without their shoes!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 01:53 PM (GBKbO)

203 Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker bashes Pride Month, tells women to stay in the kitchen at Benedictine College commencement. The church is declining because of bigots like him. I hope he gets cut in camp. ...
Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at May
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Because woke churches put up world-beating numbers, right?

Maybe there's a place for conservative churches. We'll find out if one of them tries it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 01:53 PM (d04cU)

204 Robby starbuck

In my interview with the Secretary General of Guatemala, we exposed:
• That they're investigating child trafficking at the US border and how the Biden Admin may be tied to it.
• US taxpayers paying $125,000 for shamans, nearly $500,000 to support gender ideology in Guatemala + $500M in grants.
• He tells me the US is harboring murderers and child rapists on the run from justice.
• He tells me someone threatened him with a message from the US Embassy that he was "playing with fire" by doing this interview.
• Biden's Secretary of State then came to Guatemala 2 days after we filmed this to meet with Guatemala's President and days later the President announced a plot to have the Attorney General and Secretary General removed from their positions.

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2024 01:53 PM (RHGPo)

205 Catholics tended to be more liberal than Protestants and not as certain that everyone was “damned to hell”.
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Yeah because liberals are so sunny and positive about everything.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2024 01:53 PM (9yFRo)

206 But that's his wife. This is just Merchan's kid.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 01:46 PM (d04cU)
________________

Isn't it part of the judicial code of conduct to avoid even the appearance of impropriety?

This whole case stinks to high heaven.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2024 01:54 PM (YqDXo)

207 157 Take a map of Europe but without any national borders. Put a star where Kiev is.

Then ask Americans what country is this city in? 95%+ will answer "Russia"
Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 01:31 PM (ibTVg)

95% of Americans would say Mexico.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 01:37 PM (U7wke)
That would be Kievuo.

Posted by: Eromero at May 14, 2024 01:54 PM (NxC5+)

208 After having watched a bunch of silly old Godzilla movies, I have to say...Godzilla King of the Monsters might be the dumbest piece of cinema tied to the kaiju.

I mean...real dumb.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 01:54 PM (GBKbO)

209 Some women being happy with marriage and family?

That's him ordering them into the kitchen without their shoes!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 01:53 PM (GBKbO)
++++
Either/or. You're a Bad Ass Boss Babe Baddie or you're in a hijab chained to a radiator. There is nothing else.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 01:54 PM (d04cU)

210 here is some of the speech: “I think it is you, the women, who have had the most diabolic lies told to you. Some of you may go on to lead successful careers in the world but I would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world.
Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions


And then you'll piss and moan because you don't have children and a family.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2024 01:54 PM (gMj+h)

211 IANAL but Art. III is pretty short. You're gonna have to show me where it says SCOTUS can remove a state judge.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2024 01:43 PM (U7wke)

Short but to the point - you can't set up your own state judicial system outside the US Constitution, period. If you attempt to do so, the Supreme US judicial system, ie the USSC, have authority rights over any such system, and can require the removal and replacement of such state or territorial judicial system for one that does follow the US Constitution. No one disputes its clear meaning. If that means you have to remove all jurists in that system to comply to such a SCOTUS order, then you have to remove them.

Posted by: Boswell at May 14, 2024 01:55 PM (K+UlC)

212
So it's unattractive glasses wearing Fenelon approved wenches day, Mannix?

Posted by: Auspex at May 14, 2024 01:55 PM (j4U/Z)

213 Some women being happy with marriage and family?

That's him ordering them into the kitchen without their shoes!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 01:53 PM (GBKbO)



It's The Handmaid's Tale in REAL LIFEQ!!!11!!!!!!!!!111

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 01:55 PM (Zz0t1)

214 209 Either/or. You're a Bad Ass Boss Babe Baddie or you're in a hijab chained to a radiator. There is nothing else.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 01:54 PM (d04cU)

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And the fat slobs living in their parents basement while they save up for their next tat?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 01:55 PM (GBKbO)

215 192 This bespectacled blonde is willing to bet that having a powerful politician daddy is a pretty sweet deal:
http://tiny.cc/hlx2yz
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)
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She could make that deal.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 14, 2024 01:55 PM (lCWOD)

216 And the fat slobs living in their parents basement while they save up for their next tat?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 01:55 PM (GBKbO)
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They're Bad Ass Boss Babe Baddies, except that the patriarchy keeps them down with their Male Gazes and double standards. They're the biggest victims, because their Boss Babery is stymied by chauvinists.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 01:56 PM (d04cU)

217 I’m not a fan of ‘ look at me I’m wearing glasses so I’m smart’ fashion.

I also realize though that others are Big fans.
Posted by: polynikes at May 14, 2024 01:53 PM (MNhXM)

Because it's not "I'm wearing glasses I'm so smart". It's "I'm wearing glasses and I want you to knock them off my face right now".

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2024 01:57 PM (9yFRo)

218 IANAL.

I don't think they thought that acronym through.......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 01:57 PM (Zz0t1)

219 Yeah because liberals are so sunny and positive about everything.
Posted by: ... at May 14, 2024 01:53 PM (9yFRo)

One says you'll go to hell for shoving your pud into a dude's keister. The other says you'll go to hell for using the wrong brand of oat milk.

Everyone has their own priorities.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2024 01:57 PM (+yhUM)

220 216 They're Bad Ass Boss Babe Baddies, except that the patriarchy keeps them down with their Male Gazes and double standards. They're the biggest victims, because their Boss Babery is stymied by chauvinists.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 01:56 PM (d04cU)

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Bigger victims that college educated white women who went to the Ivies and work in media in Manhattan but can't afford a penthouse as large as the CEO without asking daddy for money?

I think they're the bigger victim of the patriarchy, Joe.

Be Better.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 01:57 PM (GBKbO)

221 "Behind every Girl Boss is a cat that watches her go to the bathroom."

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2024 01:58 PM (9yFRo)

222 And the Left support Hamas and the Palestinians who treat their women like princesses.

They flip Islam to Christianity to make their hysterical dystopia Handsmaid Tale .

Psychopaths. All of them.

Posted by: polynikes at May 14, 2024 01:58 PM (MNhXM)

223 "Has there always been this many fascist Catholics?"

=================

What is so funny about this is that poll after poll confirms everything he said to be true.

I have had career girl bosses confess to me they wish they could just have a baby and stay home.

Even the childless women are unhappy.

Feminism destroyed femininity and dehumanizes women.

Posted by: Jay in PA at May 14, 2024 01:59 PM (i7Q7S)

224 What is so funny about this is that poll after poll confirms everything he said to be true.

Yep, self reported women's happiness in a myriad of polls is inversely tied to feminist "wins".

Men's too, but that doesn't count for some reason...

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 02:00 PM (ibTVg)

225 207 157 Take a map of Europe but without any national borders. Put a star where Kiev is.

Then ask Americans what country is this city in? 95%+ will answer "Russia"
Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 01:31 PM (ibTVg)
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It would be difficult to determine most political borders within the US much less Europe,

Posted by: Braenyard at May 14, 2024 02:00 PM (lCWOD)

226 I would be happy being a stay at home mom again but it has not been economically feasible for the last 7 years...

Posted by: lin-duh (sharon's (willow's apprentice) apprentice) at May 14, 2024 02:00 PM (9Q7Y5)

227 They flip Islam to Christianity to make their hysterical dystopia Handsmaid Tale

At one point the author admitted she based the government in her book on...Iran's.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 02:00 PM (ibTVg)

228 Bigger victims that college educated white women who went to the Ivies and work in media in Manhattan but can't afford a penthouse as large as the CEO without asking daddy for money?

I think they're the bigger victim of the patriarchy, Joe.

Be Better.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 01:57 PM (GBKbO)
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There's room for *all* victims of the patriarchy. Hierarchies are white supremacist patriarchal constructs, and your attempt to bait me into ranking artificial ranking lists of the multifarious victims of the oppressive power structure - all of whom have different circumstances, lived experiences, obstacles and traumas - is just your own attempt to cover up the sins of a perpetuated patriarchy. I will not permit your wedge-driving attempt to womanwash the problems all women face.

Be better, TJM.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 02:00 PM (d04cU)

229 I would be happy being a stay at home mom again but it has not been economically feasible for the last 7 years...

Posted by: lin-duh (sharon's (willow's apprentice) apprentice) at May 14, 2024 02:00 PM (9Q7Y5)




Marching bands and shooting phenoms be expensive, yo.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 14, 2024 02:01 PM (Zz0t1)

230 Clarence Thomas is going to ban inter-racial marriage!!!

.........

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2024 01:45 PM (ibTVg)

Tha was of course a trap to get conservatives to announce that his wife is white so that their racist Democrat supporters will find out he is a sellout.

They couldn't just announce his wife is white. So, they got us to do it for them.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2024 02:01 PM (9yFRo)

231 228 There's room for *all* victims of the patriarchy. Hierarchies are white supremacist patriarchal constructs, and your attempt to bait me into ranking artificial ranking lists of the multifarious victims of the oppressive power structure - all of whom have different circumstances, lived experiences, obstacles and traumas - is just your own attempt to cover up the sins of a perpetuated patriarchy. I will not permit your wedge-driving attempt to womanwash the problems all women face.

Be better, TJM.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2024 02:00 PM (d04cU)

=======

"Shut up and suck the lady dick."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 02:01 PM (GBKbO)

232 >>>Even the childless women are unhappy.


Feminism destroyed femininity and dehumanizes women.
Posted by: Jay in PA

And is destroying the family.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 14, 2024 02:01 PM (lCWOD)

233 nood pelosi

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 14, 2024 02:02 PM (GBKbO)

234 What is so funny about this is that poll after poll confirms everything he said to be true.

I have had career girl bosses confess to me they wish they could just have a baby and stay home.

Even the childless women are unhappy.

Feminism destroyed femininity and dehumanizes women.
Posted by: Jay in PA



You can have a baby and stay home, or you can have the CEO's office. But you can't have both.

Choose wisely.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2024 02:02 PM (gMj+h)

235 So, you are admitting that Thomas should step down because his wife... With supposed allies like you, we will never win ever again!

Posted by: MarineVet at May 14, 2024 02:02 PM (VcZlJ)

236 "Antidepressant use rising in U.S., mostly in women, CDC says."

"Relative declines in female happiness have eroded a gender gap in happiness in which women in the 1970s typically reported higher subjective well‐being than did men. These declines have continued and a new gender gap is emerging—one with higher subjective well‐being for men"

"STUDY: Who’s Unhappiest? She’s 42, Single, and Working."

Posted by: Jay in PA at May 14, 2024 02:03 PM (i7Q7S)

237 I also realize though that others are Big fans.
Posted by: polynikes at May 14, 2024 01:53 PM (MNhXM)

So I guess crackers in bed is a non starter for you

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at May 14, 2024 02:03 PM (NtVYv)

238 My mom worked from age 17 to when she retired at 55. I was a key latch kid . In our case , I know things would have turned out for the worse if that wasn’t the case. I was an only child though so that made it easier.

Posted by: polynikes at May 14, 2024 02:04 PM (MNhXM)

239 No one disputes its clear meaning. If that means you have to remove all jurists in that system to comply to such a SCOTUS order, then you have to remove them.
Posted by: Boswell at May 14, 2024 01:55 PM (K+UlC)

By the way, there is precedent for this, I believe, in the 1840's or 1850's regarding territories like Kansas, Nebraska and others, where the SCOTUS ruled that such territories' judicial system had to conform to the US Constitution otherwise their current system, including its jurists would have to face removal...

Posted by: Boswell at May 14, 2024 02:04 PM (K+UlC)

240 So, you are admitting that Thomas should step down because his wife... With supposed allies like you, we will never win ever again!
Posted by: MarineVet at May 14, 2024 02:02 PM (VcZlJ)

You do realize one is not like the other right? That was the point.

Posted by: polynikes at May 14, 2024 02:06 PM (MNhXM)

241 A lot of our case law is littered with minute specifications of what the jury can and cannot hear so that the role of the judge as gatekeeper for information including legal information becomes much more important. Essentially, I trust twelve over one individual judge now. Just like all the other professions, lawyers no longer deserve the deference to their profession and all judges nowadays are lawyers (except in some states as very low level magistrates and such).


Posted by: whig
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Are you saying that the jury would also determine admissibility of evidence? In other words, let anything and everything in, no matter how irrelevant, and trust a jury to sort it all out?

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at May 14, 2024 02:07 PM (mcBhk)

242 201 http://tiny.cc/hlx2yz

I’m not a fan of ‘ look at me I’m wearing glasses so I’m smart’ fashion.

I also realize though that others are Big fans.
Posted by: polynikes at May 14, 2024 01:53 PM (MNhXM)


Well I never.

Posted by: Kat Timpf at May 14, 2024 02:09 PM (PiwSw)

243 This is hilarious:

"According to the profile, the unhappy worker is a 42-year-old unmarried woman with a household income under $100,000 working in a professional position. In other words, she’s a doctor or a lawyer, according to a press release.

The profile of a happy worker, on the other hand, is a 39-year-old married man with a household income between $150,000 and $200,000 in a senior management position, with one young child at home and a wife who works part-time."

Posted by: Jay in PA at May 14, 2024 02:10 PM (i7Q7S)

244 Personally I think all evidence should be able to be submitted as long as it’s true and legally obtained.

Posted by: polynikes at May 14, 2024 02:10 PM (MNhXM)

245 Merchan, as in merchant, as in justice for sale.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson DeSantis/Lake 2024 at May 14, 2024 02:15 PM (wGerL)

246 OT-Princeton anti Israel hunger strike collapses. Solution?They rotate in new hunger strikers. LOL. What? Do the new people show their strength and endurance by fasting from two meals a day until their replacement arrives?

From "Legal Insurrection":

https://tinyurl.com/yc4p4yp2

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 14, 2024 02:25 PM (XkYcA)

247 It isn't just his wife, New York judiciary law section 14 imposes a disqualification on a judge within six degrees of consanguinuity.

He just ignored the law, because Trump.

Posted by: Egd at May 14, 2024 02:29 PM (cOB2v)

248 Yep, Ace, everything in the four of the top 10 wealthiest counties in America that surround Sodom on Potomac... depends on money to be pocketed... with conditions.

Posted by: Danimal28 at May 14, 2024 03:21 PM (klw0w)

249 By now just about everyone knows we helped run a color revolution in Ukraine to take down a duly elected president and install our own puppet. But most dont know why we did it. Putin does.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2024 01:35 PM (LkLld)
==
And we know why Putin did one first. It just superpower checkers. I'm sure you know why Putin did it first, correct?

Posted by: Black JEM at May 14, 2024 03:37 PM (GZYu7)

250 More reasons to drop the whole thing against Trump and have Judge Merechan removed

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at May 14, 2024 04:16 PM (wGqjj)

251 Merchan for sale at cheap. Demorats sell their souls for power and their family for far less.

Posted by: Fred at May 14, 2024 05:45 PM (bXvrr)

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