Federal Hate Crimes Trial: Men who Killed Ahmaud Arbery

Blog Draft: News The federal hate crimes trial of the men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery began in Georgia today.  This trial would never have come about had it not been for the courage of Arbery’s mother.  She first demanded that the case be taken out of the hands of local officials in Glynn County, GeorgiaContinue reading “Federal Hate Crimes Trial: Men who Killed Ahmaud Arbery”

Citizen’s Arrest Laws: Ahmaud Arbery

Blog 21 November 2021: Citizen’s Arrest This is the text of the Georgia Citizen’s Arrest law that is being used in the defense of the three men who hunted down Ahmaud Arbery and killed him in the street. “A private person may arrest an offender if the offense is committed in his presence or withinContinue reading “Citizen’s Arrest Laws: Ahmaud Arbery”

ON POINT WITH RENATO MARIOTTI: MATT GAETZ

CORPORATE NEWS IS NOT WORTH YOUR TIME Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti talks about the possible prosecution of Matt Gaetz. Notes on the Podcast Gaetz has finally hired an attorney and stopped running his mouth so publicy. Gaetz is trying to act like Trump in response to the investigation.  The big difference is that TrumpContinue reading “ON POINT WITH RENATO MARIOTTI: MATT GAETZ”

a “bad day”

It has been days since I have watched corporate TV news.  I have been reading, writing, painting and binge-watching Dickens, Trollope, and Austen on Amazon Prime.  Every time I turn on the corporate news I find CNN hosts interviewing other CNN hosts about their new books.  On MSNBC, I find people like Jason “Island ofContinue reading “a “bad day””

putting together the pieces: reality winner, chris hayes podcast

If you are new to the Reality Winner story, this is an excellent place to begin. There are a number of things I disagree with in this podcast, especially the assumptions and analysis of Chris Hayes at certain points, but it is well worth listen to. https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/explaining-why-reality-winner-still-prison-kerry-howley-podcast-transcript-ncna1119756

please don’t try to make voter suppression prince, brad raffensperger, a hero

John Nichols in The Nation https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/georgia-secretary-state-recall/#:~:text=Raffensperger%2C%20the%20petition%20asserts%2C%20%E2%80%9Chas%20proven%20himself%20incompetent,a%20part%20of%20the%20fight%20against%20voter%20suppression.

OPENING SUBMISSIVE STATEMENT: AMY CONEY BARRETT: HANDMAIDEN OF OPPRESSION

Just note the phrases of submission, of deliberate non-threatening language in the opening statement of ACB. The play here is: Look, this is a soft-spoken, non-threatening, non-intellectual mom, home, apple pie person. How could you be afraid of this? But, make no mistake about it, this woman is the handmaiden of oppression. Statement: “I thankContinue reading “OPENING SUBMISSIVE STATEMENT: AMY CONEY BARRETT: HANDMAIDEN OF OPPRESSION”

Stealing the election one lawsuit at the time

“…the Trump campaign, the Republican Party and their judicial allies are not worrying about the Constitution. They are in full burn-it-down, win-at-any-cost mode.”  The Nation, John Nichols https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/wisconsin-court-voter-suppression/ Even though the corporate media seems drawn to the notion of Trump refusing to leave the White House after a massive win by Biden, there is anotherContinue reading “Stealing the election one lawsuit at the time”

Stealing the Election: Behind our Backs and in front of our faces

It is tempting to think that authoritarian governments come to power through sudden and dramatic coups, but often they do not.  Instead, they come to power through a creeping co-opting of authority.  This is the preferred method, the most successful method of taking control.  A sudden, dramatic take-over of a society provokes resistance.  Sliding theContinue reading “Stealing the Election: Behind our Backs and in front of our faces”

Stealing the 2020 election. I hope I’m wrong.

Saturday 12 September 2020 It has become obvious to me that the Republican Party is stealing the 2020 election.  They are stealing it behind our backs and they are stealing it in front of our faces.  All you have to do to come to this conclusion is spend some time researching targeted voter sabotage asContinue reading “Stealing the 2020 election. I hope I’m wrong.”