Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Illegal bull horning


Correct.  Arrest Bill Clinton for illegal bull horning but don't arrest Bush for thousands dead and trillions wasted.   Really good thinking America.



I guess in the future we should just elect the jingle or slogan writer if it matters so much if we say "great" or "whole" again.


Ever notice that our government let's us eat cheap food from other countries yet won't let us buy American made medicine from other countries? Nice going big Pharmacy.  It's very American to buy Congress.

What has happened to us?  Pundits have already predicted that no matter whom we elect, our President will start off being the most unliked in our history.


The top 3 Republican Presidential candidates have gone nuts. If you don't believe me, believe any one of them.  They will tell you that the other Republican candidates  are  corrupt liars.  And they say it mostly in "blue" language unfit for children.



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Quit re-electing your Senator and your Congressman.  If he has been in office, he is ineffective and not helping you.  He's hurting you...and this country.




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Twelve-Year-Old Girl Criminally Charged In Virginia For Alleged Threat Using Emoji

by jonathanturley
Emoji_u1f4a3.svgUnknownWe have been discussing the use of criminal charges against children for pranks and threats in recent years, including a story this week involving twelve year old girls in Florida. In Fairfax, Virginia (where I live and my kids attend public school) a 12-year-old is being charged with making threats against her school using emoji. The girl sent an Instagram post in December that said, in part: “Killing [gun emoji] meet me in the library Tuesday [gun emoji] [knife emoji] [bomb emoji]." Once again, the case raises the question of whether such matters need to be criminalized rather than address through stern but internal punishment.
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It was a bad year to be a billionaire — unless you’re Mark Zuckerberg

Life was tough for the world’s 1,810 billionaires last year, as tumbling oil prices and a capricious stock market cut their average net worth by 9.2 percent. The group of 10- and 11-digit net worthers saw their average wealth fall to $3.6 billion, according to a report on Tuesday. It was the first time since 2009......
Bucking the trend was Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who added $11.2 billion to his fortune last year and climbed 10 spots to become the world’s sixth-richest person, worth $44.6 billion.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos also moved up 10 spots to become No. 5 on the list. His net worth is $45.2 billion,. Forbes said.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates again finished No. 1 with a net worth of $75 billion.
Tech tycoons new to the list included Ben Silbermann and Evan Sharp, Pinterest’s 33-year-old cofounders, and Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal, the former Amazon engineers behind Indian e-commerce site Flipkart.
Those falling off the list include Valeant CEO J. Michael Pearson and fashion designer Tory Burch, Forbes said.
New York City, with 79 billionaires, remained the favorite home of the wealthiest. But Asia now accounts for six of the top 10 cities the wealthy call home.
Alexandra Andresen, a 19-year-old Norwegian who made her debut on this year’s list, was the youngest billionaire. The promising equestrian owns a 42 percent of a family conglomerate — a slice that Forbes valued at $1.2 billion.
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Travis County GOP Apoplectic Over New Chairman


The newly elected chair of the Republican Party in the county that includes the Texas Capitol spent most of election night tweeting about former Gov. Rick Perry’s sexual orientation and former President Bill Clinton’s penis, and insisting that members of the Bush family should be in jail.
He also found time to call Hillary Clinton an “angry bull dyke” and accuse his county vice chair of betraying the values of the Republican Party.
“The people have spoken,” Robert Morrow, who won the helm of the Travis County GOP with 54 percent of the vote, told The Texas Tribune. “My friends and neighbors and political supporters — they wanted Robert Morrow.”
Morrow’s election as Republican chair of the fifth-largest county in Texas left several members of the Travis County GOP, including vice chair Matt Mackowiak, apoplectic. Mackowiak, a Republican strategist, immediately announced over social media that he would do everything in his power to remove Morrow from office.
“We will explore every single option that exists, whether it be persuading him to resign, trying to force him to resign, constraining his power, removing his ability to spend money or resisting any attempt for him to access data or our social media account,” Mackowiak told the Tribune. “I’m treating this as a coup and as a hostile takeover.”
“Tell them they can go fuck themselves,” Morrow told the Tribune.
The Travis County GOP, which operates in one of the most liberal counties in the state, nonetheless is the local party for a number of prominent Texas Republicans, including Gov.Greg Abbott. The county party’s responsibilities include running elections and precinct conventions and working to elect Republicans at the local level.
Mackowiak said he was especially uncomfortable with the prospect of Morrow engaging in local politics, the core function of the job to which Morrow was just elected.
“We have someone who ran here who absolutely has no intention of serving the Republican Party with leadership and faithfulness,” Mackowiak said. “His social media account is something that no child should see. He is a total disaster.”
Although Morrow was elected with just more than 25,000 votes — 6,000 more than his one challenger, the incumbent chair James Dickey — Mackowiak said he and others would consider leaving the county party altogether to form a new Republican organization if they could not remove Morrow from office.
“I will not rest until we remove him as chairman," Mackowiak told the Tribune. "He’s going to be an absolute embarrassment to the party. And if we fail in these efforts, we will start an alternate organization.”
Even as Mackowiak attempts to unseat Morrow, Morrow has called Mackowiak’s own conservative credentials into question, especially because of recent tweets from Mackowiak that included the hashtag #NeverTrump.
“I don’t even think Mackowiak is going to support the Republican nominee, who is probably going to be Trump,” Morrow said. “What kind of traitor to the party is Matt Mackowiak? The incredible amount of damage someone like him does to the party — and he’s a douchebag.
Morrow, who’s also tweeted that Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is “very likely a gayman who got married,” said he supports the brand of Republican politics he most closely associates with Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz.
“The Republican Party, I would hope, is about limited government with a libertarian perspective,” Morrow said. “But it’s a big tent, and there are many factions in it, and that’s okay with me.”
Morrow’s main complaint is with “establishment” Republicans, who he does not believe should hold elected office, he said. Last week, he tweeted that the Republican National Committee was just a “gay foam party.”
Morrow has a long history of critiquing prominent state Republicans in vulgar, and often sexually explicit, terms. For years, he has alleged that Perry is secretly bisexual; in 2010, he referred to him as “Gov. Skank Daddy” in an email.
“Perry is an epic hypocrite,” he told the Tribune on Wednesday. “I think he has been a rampaging bisexual adulterer for many decades.”
Though Morrow has tweeted often about sexually explicit acts involving Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton and his last several Facebook profile pictures were of scantily clad women, he said he denies any charge that he is sexist.
“It’s derogatory toward Hillary Clinton because I hate Hillary Clinton," he told the Tribune. "But I’m not sexist. Why would you ask that? I’m not sexist.”
“I like beautiful women, I celebrate feminine beauty,” Morrow added. “I’m like Donald Trump — I love women.”
When the Tribune asked about the content of some of Morrow’s social media posts, without using the specific racial slur Morrow had employed, Morrow seized on the omission as an example of corruption within the media.
“You are a perfect example of what the Trump movement is revolting against because you can’t even pronounce the word n----- when you are talking about a Facebook post,” Morrow said. “What a pathetic excuse for a reporter you are.”
“The context of the post is quite gentle, but maybe you’re not smart enough to figure that out,” he added.
Morrow did not spend much time campaigning for the position he now holds.
“I didn’t spend one penny,” he said. “I barely asked anyone to vote for me.”
Morrow will assume his party post in June.
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Ex-prosecutor gets stayed suspension for using fake Facebook account to contact alibi witnesses

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Apple doesn't have to unlock iPhone in New York drug case, federal magistrate rules

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'Strange hypothetical conversation' in filing inspires 5th Circuit ruling: 'That's silly.'


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Apparently hoping to tell a story that a federal appeals court would find compelling, a Texas lawyer opened his motion for a panel rehearing with a hypothetical talk between lawyer and client.
“Sometimes, in deciding a case, the Court ought to put itself ‘into the shoes of the attorney’ before it,” the filing by Chad Flores of Beck Redden begins. It then launches into the script of a fictional chat between lawyer and client over an earlier rehearing denial, in the plain speech of ordinary conversation.
Indeed, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did take note of the unusual approach, calling it a “strange hypothetical conversation.” Then, in a takeoff of the lawyer’s approach, the appellate court offers a window into the deliberations behind the Friday opinion through a conversation between three judges.
Above the Law reported on the opinion and provided the copies of the filings.
“Sometimes, in litigating a case, lawyers ought to put themselves in the shoes of the judges before them,” the opinion begins. It then moved into a script, reading in part:
 Judge 1: I cannot imagine why they thought that was a good idea. 

Judge 2: What’s their argument? 

Judge 3: They say that we made a mistake by not expressly addressing their personal jurisdiction argument. 

Judge 2: That’s silly. It goes without saying that there was personal jurisdiction here. 

Judge 1: I agree. The company reached out to Appellee in Texas, traveled to Texas to negotiate the contract, and entered into a contract with a Texas corporation. 

Judge 2: So what do you think we should do about their petition? 

Judge 1: Deny it. 

Judge 3: I agree. Deny. 

Judge 2: Sounds right.
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Suit alleging fraud by Trump University isn't time-barred, New York appeals court rules


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A lawsuit filed by New York’s attorney general seeking restitution for Trump University students because of the school’s alleged fraudulent practices may proceed as a result of a ruling on Tuesday.
New York’s Appellate Division, First Department, ruled that the statute of limitations does not bar the fraud suit by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman against Donald Trump and businesses related to Trump University, report Reuters, the New York Law Journal (sub. req.) and theWashington Post. The suit claimed fraud under state law and common law.
Schneiderman’s $40 million suit had claimed Trump University was offering real-estate investing classes without obtaining a school license, and was promising the courses would be taught by handpicked instructors who would teach “get rich” techniques. Actually, only one of the live-event instructors had even met Trump, the attorney general had alleged.
Students who attended the classes were encouraged to take increasingly expensive courses in a “bait and switch” tactic, the attorney general had alleged. Some students paid as much as $35,000 for the courses.
The Trump Organization’s general counsel, Alan Garten, told Reuters the case was “politically motivated” and the decision would be appealed. “We think all these claims are without merit and baseless,” Garten said. “Ninety-eight percent of those who participated in the programs filled out written surveys giving the programs the highest grades.”
A separate, class-action suit filed by former customers of Trump University is also pending.
Hat tip to @NateRaymond and @jacobgershman.

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