“Your client brought a loaded magazine to the airport!”
“As I told you, we are not arguing he did it… we explained it was unintentional. He did not realize he had it in his bag.”
“You want a plea offer? Fine… I’ll give you a plea offer! 30 days in jail!”
“What? You want a surgeon to cancel his surgeries to do time in jail?!? For a magazine?! There is an argument he didn’t even actually break the law! This statute has a mens rea component. He did not bring the magazine to the airport intentionally; he did it negligently!”
“He could have killed someone!”
“How? Throw the magazine?”
That is an actual conversation we had with a city attorney regarding one of our clients. (Fortunately, in the end, the case was correctly dismissed.) I would like to tell you the city attorney was just doing his job. I would like to tell you he legitimately did not understand the facts of the case, and when he realized what they were, he quickly changed his position. I would like to tell you he was a professional of above-average intelligence and passionate about justice. None of those are true. He was, and I suspect continues to be, an idiot with a personal agenda, and a thoroughly noxious human.
Memories of his idiocy and arrogance came back to me today as I watched the recap of the President and Vice President’s remarks on the Jan 6th trespass at the Capitol.
Hyperbole is irritating and hypocrisy is insufferable.
Both seem to be the animating principles of this Administration.
According to the Administration, the Mandarins, and their useful idiots in the legacy media, January 6th was the most egregious event to ever befall the American Government. (Evidently, Shay’s Rebellion, the shelling Fort Sumter, the Civil War, and the Pensioners March on Washington were mere blips in the historical tapestry.)
Vice President Harris said that December 7th 1941, September 11th 2001, and January 6th 2021 will all be days that live in infamy.
Good God! Does she write this herself? Does she not have a shred of self-consciousness?
They are shocked! Shocked… that anyone would question the legitimacy of the Biden victory! Doing so is anti-democratic, it is un-American… it is tantamount to treason. Yet, we all remember the vitriol the Left spewed upon Bush and Trump about the legitimacy of their elections. Hillary Clinton herself, the Grand Dame of Inadequacy, constantly referred to Donald Trump as an illegitimate president.
The press department of the Democratic Party… the legacy media, dutifully and slovenly repeated these accusations against both presidents. Yet, when the narrative turned and a Democrat was now in power, all questioning must cease.
Let’s be clear… those who entered the Capitol with the intent of thwarting, through physical intimidation, the charges of Congress, were breaking the law.
Most, however, who did enter the building, were doing nothing more than trespassing.
Yet, the Authoritarians would have you believe they were about to release vials of ricin in the Capitol.
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I’m not defending the actions of the trespassers. Frankly, I really don’t care that much, though I am amused by the vapid exhortations amongst the authoritarians:
“The Temple of Democracy was breached!”
“They were defiling the sacred halls of Congress!”
Oh, shut up!
The government is not a religion, and the religious imagery is both boring and inappropriate. The Capitol is the functional equivalent to the DMV, with slightly better architecture.
Here is the thing… there was a huge… and I mean really, really huge chunk of the population who thought the election was, in fact, fraudulent. The Democrats did absolutely nothing to assuage this fear. They manipulated and they engaged in extra-Constitutional conduct with state legislatures and courts. They fought against transparency with their machines… and they never, ever explained some of the statistical anomalies that occurred with the voting count.
When these issues were raised, they attacked the questioner.
Sorry pumpkins… many of us were not “Trump Supporters”… and I am anything but a “Right-Wing Ideologue”… but if democracy has any chance of working, it needs to be transparent, and those who are seeking to obfuscate, clearly must have an agenda.
As we have moved away from the events of January 6th 2021, many people (including a boatload of Democrats) are now showing signs of buyer’s remorse. The Biden Administration is autocratic, authoritarian, and, frankly, just not particularly competent.
Rather than let the angst of January 6th fizzle off into the distant past, they just had to go there. They just had to tell half the country they deserve to be the Administration in power, and those who disagree with them are terrorists. They just had to throw gasoline onto the embers of a smoldering fire.
These idiots are engaging in unbelievably irresponsible behavior.
Like the city attorney, I would like to tell you they are calculated, cunning, and they have an agenda. It would be evil, but it would have explanatory value. I don’t believe that. I think they honestly and truly might just be morons.