I wrote yesterday about the racial, social and football implications of Trump’s rant in the history and home of George Wallace. But a new, and by all appearances excellent, commenter on that post noted this: “It occurs to me that his tweets are at least arguably in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 227. That […]
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Bmaz is a rather large saguaro cactus in the Southwestern Sonoran desert. A lover of the Constitution, law, family, sports, food and spirits. As you might imagine, a bit prickly occasionally. Bmaz has attended all three state universities in Arizona, with both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Arizona State University, and with significant post-graduate work (in physics and organic chemistry, go figure) at both the University of Colorado in Boulder and the University of Arizona. Married, with both a lovely child and a giant Sasquatch dog. Bmaz has been a participant on the internet since the early 2000’s, including active participation in the precursor to Emptywheel, The Next Hurrah. Formally joined the Emptywheel blog as an original contributing member at its founding in 2007. Bmaz grew up around politics, education, sports and, most significantly, cars; notably around Formula One racing and Concours de Elegance automobile restoration and showing. Currently lives in the Cactus Patch with his lovely wife and beast of a dog, and practices both criminal and civil trial law.
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President Donald J. Trump is a racist bigot. Jemele Hill was right on that one, not that sane people had not already realized it long ago, and well before his election. Take his ignorant position on the Central Park Five case, just as a for instance. Then add on how he was sued decades ago […]
The biggest sports story of the week, unless you are a legal freak in the Zeke Elliot weeds, is more politics than sports. The classy and wonderful Jemele Hill of ESPN let fly some hard truth about Trump on his favorite medium, Twitter. And of course the vacuous suits at Fox News got bent out […]
Late start today, had obligations all morning. And now that am back, am also trying to check on some relatives in Naples Florida, which seems to be the anticipated ground zero when Irma hits for real tonight and tomorrow. It is pretty concerning as they are not young and live literally on the beach. Jim […]
I swore I would not do Trash until the NFL started playing real games, but it turns out there is a very special game in this, the first week of college football. It is stunning that two dynasty college teams that usually open up with patsies like Lower Patagonia State or something are paired off […]
You may remember that CNN recently terminated their go to racist bigot Trumpian apologist asshole, Jeffrey Lord. As Politico succinctly put it: CNN on Thursday fired contributor and staunch Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord after he tweeted a Nazi salute. Well, yes. That is literally the least you could say about Jeff Lord’s “contributions” to CNN. […]
As you probably already know, Trump has pardoned Joe Arpaio. It is an abominable act by a lawless jackass. One lawless jackass pardoning another lawless jackass. Trump and Arpaio are really two peas in the same racist bigot pod; both supreme narcissists, ignorant and contemptuous of the rule of law down to their deepest bone. […]
No, Mike Pence is not the answer we are looking for. Nor any other GOP daddy. Their day culminated in their adopted son Trump.
Well, I don’t know why I came here tonight
I got the feeling that something ain’t right….
A tweet from a talented, but maybe Stockholmed, journalist favorite of Mr. Trump: He has not automatically agreed w everything Trump does. And he does care about the job of AG being performed well https://t.co/ctl6NOxuMb — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 24, 2017 This reporter is old enough and smart enough to know and understand exactly […]