Thursday, February 23, 2017

The little girl who sang at the inauguration unhappy with Trump



[first date]
Her: Let's take the stairs!
Me: I think we should see other people.

I'm pretty influential. I have the largest Instagram account on my block.

Trump believes that everyone that disagrees with him and protests or complains is paid by others to do so.  I think he really believes this.  We may never know how deep seated  his psychosis is.


Feeling fly and so glad I don't talk like young people.


Trump believes that a country that allows him opportunities to make billions of dollars and pay no taxes is not great enough. Illegal immigrants pay more taxes than he does.  He manufacturers enemies all this life and gets satisfaction out of hurting them.  Wow.  What a great person he has become without ever sacrificing anything for America. 


Trump wants to end NPR.  Its reporting doesn't kiss his ass.


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Not a raised eyebrow, inquiry, much less a full blown hearing.



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ON PETITION FOR REHEARING EN BANC.

Before STEWART, Chief Judge, JOLLY, JONES, SMITH, DENNIS, CLEMENT, PRADO, OWEN, ELROD, SOUTHWICK, HAYNES, GRAVES, HIGGINSON and COSTA, Circuit Judges.

GRANTED. (February 15, 2017).

Posted in Civil Rights, Fourth Amendment, Wrongful Arrest

Michael David Melton, spent sixteen days in county jail in connection with an assault he did not commit. The only thing that linked him to this assault was the fact that he has the same first and last name as the person identified by the victim as the actual assailant. After his release, the plaintiff filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Kelly Phillips, a sheriff's office deputy, alleging that Phillips intentionally or recklessly misidentified him as the assailant in an offense report that he prepared, thereby leading to the plaintiff's arrest without probable cause in violation of the Fourth Amendment. The District Court denied Phillips's qualified immunity-based motion for summary judgment, and Phillips appealed, principally arguing that he could not be liable for a Fourth Amendment violation because he neither prepared nor signed the affidavit in support of an arrest warrant. A divided panel affirmed, agreeing that a law enforcement officer who did not participate in the preparation or the execution of a warrant can be liable under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 when the wrong person is arrested. The Fifth Circuit grants Phillips's petition for rehearing en banc.

On Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (David C. Godbey).
Attorney for Appellant - Robert Scott Davis, Tyler, TX
Attorney for Appellee - Jason Andrew Duff, Greenville, TX

Editor:  Drag it out before you pour the Plaintiff out.  Make sure he suffers as much as possible  for having the audacity to file suit.

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Unmade Bed Goes For Over Three Million Dollars At Art Auction

by jonathanturley
emin-my-bedArtist Tracey Emin said that she had an idea after a long bout in bed during a stressful relationship period. After four days, she looked at the bed and discarded vodka bottles and cigarette butts and decided that she had created art.  Many would say that her work is not art but an unmade bed. However, the work was put on the shortlist in 1999 for the prestigious Turner Prize and it has now been auctioned off for  £2.546 million.  That is over three million dollars for Emin's unmade and stained bed.

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Discarded cigarettes at a U.S. Tobacco manufacturing plant in Timberlake, N.C. The U.S. Tobacco co-op is made up of about 700 tobacco farmers who pool their crops and share the profits.
A.T.F. Filled Secret Bank Account With Millions From Shadowy Cigarette Sales

By MATT APUZZO

An off-the-books operation, meant to finance undercover work, is the subject of a lawsuit that has been kept nearly entirely sealed for years.

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TECH FIX

Picking a New Phone Plan? Here Are Your Best Bets

By BRIAN X. CHEN

Unlimited plans may sound appealing, but they are not for everyone. And picking among other options can challenge the savviest of consumers.

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Denmark Brings First Blasphemy Case In 46 Years

by jonathanturley
190px-WLM_-_roel1943_-_Koran150px-national_coat_of_arms_of_denmark-svgFor many years, I have been writing about the threat of an international blasphemy standard and the continuing rollback on free speech in the West. For recent columns, click here and here and here. Now, Denmark has opened up its first blasphemy prosecution in 46 years. It is chilling evidence that the West is yielding to the pressure to curtail free speech in a crackdown on those who criticize or mock religion.  In this case, a 42-year-old man protested what he viewed as the growing influence of Islam by setting a Quran on fire.  The result is now a criminal charge for blasphemy as Denmark joins this worrisome trend.

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