Friday, August 19, 2016

Paul Manafort - Trump's best and brightest....quits

Too many people try to get the police to solve a crime that doesn't involve money for the government.  Apartment burglaries, stolen phones, IPads just doesn't seem to go high on their list of protecting and serving.  But try can get many cops' attention and even get shot for displaying attitude of annoyance.

Of course our children will not become President because we raised them not to lie, bully, be mean, cheat, be racist and divisive and call people terrible names.  It's our fault.


Stuck in Sealy and not competing in 

events in Rio. I blame my 7 lazy ass friends. I've a good mind to name names.




ABA urges 11th Circuit to strike down bail schedules as unconstitutional

Aug 18, 2016, 4:00 pm CDT

Now if states would do it too:

Justice Department plans to phase out privately run federal prisons

Aug 18, 2016, 11:33 am CDT


2 incredible runners collided then chose sportsmanship over medals.


The Brief: Law of Parties Execution Has GOP Lawmaker's Attention

by John Reynolds | Aug. 18, 2016

The Big Conversation

A pro-death penalty legislator also considered one of the Texas House's most conservative members has been working to stop an execution set for next week.
Jeff Wood was given the death penalty for his role in the 1996 death of a gas station clerk in Kerrville. Wood was in a truck outside while his friend shot the clerk, but he nonetheless was sentenced to death under Texas' law of parties.
State Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, told the Tribune that the Wood case has kept him up nights and has had him in contact with Gov. Greg Abbott's office and the state parole board in an effort to change Wood's death sentence to life in prison.
Leach told the Tribune he's in favor of the law of parties in cases where an accomplice is directly involved in the murder. But he said the Wood case stood out to him as not right. “I simply do not believe that Mr. Wood is deserving of the death sentence,” Leach said. “I can’t sit quietly by and not say anything.”


Southern California Fire Flared Up at 5 Acres. A Day Later, It Covered 25,000.


The Blue Cut Fire "hit with an intensity that we haven't seen before," the San Bernardino County fire chief said.

Dolfinette Martin, who was jailed for shoplifting and is now an administrative assistant, said,
Number of Women in Jail Has Grown Far Faster Than That of Men, Study Says


It found that the total of those held for misdemeanor crimes or who are awaiting trial or sentencing had increased to about 110,000 in 2014 from fewer than 8,000 in 1970.



Trump: Obama Vacationing Instead of Running ISIS
In an interview with Fox News, the Republican Presidential nominee said that the President’s preference for golfing in favor of the demanding day-to-day work of running a terrorist organization shows “what a disaster he has been” at the helm of the Islamic State.
CONTINUE READING » (the trouble with posting satire is that the next time I see stuff like this it will be on a Trump supporter's page posted as truth and people commenting with hate filled "facts" .


Judge is removed from bench for allegedly letting a lawyer wear her robe and rule in some cases

A suburban Chicago judge was removed from the bench on Wednesday after allegations surfaced that she let a lawyer wear her robe and rule in at least two of her cases.
Judge Valarie Turner was removed and reassigned to administrative duties, report the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times and CBS Chicago. She was accused of letting lawyer and judicial candidate Rhonda Crawford take her place in a Markham, Illinois, courthouse during a morning court call.
Sources told the Sun-Times that Crawford was “job shadowing” Turner to learn more about judicial duties when Turner let her take the bench. Crawford reportedly ruled in some of Turner’s traffic cases.
Chief Judge Timothy Evans announced after a meeting of the Circuit Court’s executive committee that Turner was being reassigned. His order is here(PDF) and a press release is here (PDF).
Crawford is a staff attorney and law clerk in Evans’ office. She is the unopposed candidate for a judgeship covering parts of Chicago and the south suburbs. Crawford has been suspended without pay from her job paying nearly $57,000 a year during an internal investigation.
Turner is a former federal prosecutor and BigLaw associate who graduated from the University of Chicago Law School. She told the Chicago Sun-Times she had no comment.

Private Equity Exec Officially Becomes Hugh Hefner’s Landlord

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Metropoulos & Co principal Daren Metropoulos dreamed a dream of living in the house that centerfolds built and now that dream has come to life, for a bargain! The sellers have also thrown in a 90 year-old horndog whose wardrobe consists entirely of fancy bathrobes.
The sale of the Playboy Mansion to next door neighbor Daren Metropoulos has closed for $100 million, according to a spokesperson for Mr. Metropoulos. The Holmby Hills home was listed for $200 million. Playboy Enterprises founder Hugh Hefner will continue to occupy the Mansion for his lifetime. Mr. Metropoulos, a 33-year-old principal at private-equity firm Metropoulos & Co. and a current co-owner of Hostess Brands, owns the adjacent property and has restored it. The spokesperson said he intends to connect the two estates after Mr. Hefner’s tenancy ends, creating a 7.3-acre compound. “I look forward to eventually rejoining the two estates and enjoying this beautiful property as my private residence for years to come,” he said in a statement.



Secretary of State John Kerry with John Kirby, the department's spokesman, in October.
U.S. Concedes $400 Million Payment to Iran Was Delayed as Prisoner 'Leverage'


The State Department said the payment was to settle an old dispute and did not amount to a "ransom" for the release of three American prisoners.


Debt. Terror. Politics. To Seattle Millennials, the Future Looks Scary.


Students at a Seattle coding school for women are somewhat optimistic about tech's promise, but share a generation's skepticism that the days ahead will be better.
. How Millennials Became Spooked by Credit Cards
Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, right, in May. He has recommended the firing of seven Chicago police officers.
7 Chicago Officers Face Firing Over Laquan McDonald Cover-Up


The decision by Superintendent Eddie Johnson comes nearly two years after Officer Jason Van Dyke fired 16 shots at the 17-year-old African-American.

With Private Practice Employment Lowest In 20 Years, Job Prospects Not Looking Rosy For Future Law School Graduates
By Staci Zaretsky, Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:01 PM


Randy Travis DWI arrest video should be released, appeals court says

Aug 18, 2016, 4:25 pm CDT

Paul Manafort spoke with reporters on the floor of the Quicken Loans Arena during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last month. CreditEric Thayer for The New York Times
Paul Manafort, installed as the chief strategist for Donald J. Trump’s campaign after the firing of his original campaign manager, handed in his resignation on Friday morning.
Mr. Manafort left nearly a week after a New York Times report about tumult within the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign helped precipitate a shakeup of the campaign’s leadership. His departure reflects repeated efforts to steady a campaign that has been frequently roiled by the behavior of its tempestuous first-time candidate.
Mr. Manafort was also dogged by reports about secretive efforts he made to help the former pro-Russian government in Ukraine, where he has worked on and off over several years. He had also become viewed with trepidation by Jared Kushner, Mr. Trump’s son-in-law and a major force within the campaign, amid a number of false starts since the Republican National Convention, according to three people briefed on the matter.
“This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign,” Mr. Trump said in a statement released by the campaign. “I am very appreciative for his great work in helping to get us where we are today, and in particular his work guiding us through the delegate and convention process. Paul is a true professional and I wish him the greatest success.”

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Mr. Manafort was first brought to the campaign in March as Mr. Trump was facing a protracted delegate slog in his effort to capture the Republican nomination. He ended up taking over the campaign two months ago after Mr. Trump’s then-campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, became an distraction to the candidate and his children with a string of high-profile fights.
Mr. Manafort’s deputy, Rick Gates, is expected to remain on the campaign, the sources said. Mr. Manafort’s friends said privately that he urged core staff members who he brought on to remain with the campaign.
Last weekend, Mr. Trump decided to install Stephen K. Bannon as his chief executive officer and Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser, as the new campaign manager. That followed an emergency meeting called after the Times story last Sunday on the frequent and troubled efforts by Mr. Trump’s top advisers to curtail his pugilistic instincts.
Thomas Barrack, the financier and friend of Mr. Trump who helped bring Mr. Manafort into the campaign, expressed regret about the turn of events involving Mr. Manafort.
“I’ve known him since we were in college, he’s a first-class person, he’s an amazing individual and he has been the lead architect in trying to seamlessly put together the institutional side of this campaign,” Mr. Barrack said in a brief interview. “I think the architecture he put together will continue to serve the campaign well, but I’m sorry to see him go.”
After he was initially hired by Mr. Trump, Mr. Manafort helped quash uprisings among delegates that, even if they wouldn’t imperil Mr. Trump’s ability to get the nomination, would have been an embarrassing distraction at the nominating convention.


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