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May 29, 2023

Corpse Flower at Houston Museum of Natural Science promises to live up to name

https://twitter.com/KHOU/status/1663151954300682245
https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/corpse-flower-houston-museum-of-natural-science/285-ca78d8de-934a-4401-aa16-e7f1b6717320

HOUSTON — Roses are red and violets are blue, but at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, a corpse flower named "Meg" is expected, to smell, too.

“I’ve never seen a flower like that," Amia Adams said....

“The reason that it was called a corpse flower is because it kind of smells like death," Davidson said....

“Because of the pollinators that it is trying to attract. So the things that are attracted to this flower are not butterflies or bees, but it's mostly actually flesh flies and carrion beetles. so these are insects that go to rotting meat to lay eggs," Davidson said.

And while corpse flowers, which are native to Sumatra, bloom multiple times in their 30 to 40-year life span, each short-lived “florescence” only happens about once every 5 to 10 years.
May 29, 2023

'Star Fleet Commander' Kari Lake still thinks that she is Governor

This lady is a nut case
https://twitter.com/crooksandliars/status/1663154868981493760
https://crooksandliars.com/2023/05/star-fleet-commander-kari-lake-still?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_content=75140

Eagle-eyed observers noticed Kari Lake in a jacket with "Governor" adorned on her jacket as she took to social media yesterday to advertise her pathetic Defend America Rally on Wednesday, somewhere in Phoenix because the site hasn't been determined yet.

Lake has vowed to take her fight to the Supreme Court, saying earlier this week, "We're also going to continue to, not only raise funds, but energy, for our legal team to continue pushing our case to the United States Supreme Court," Lake said in a news conference. Presumably, when she loses there she can take her case to the United Federation of Planets.
https://twitter.com/KariLake/status/1662669531469455366
Twitter reacted with the requisite derision this lunatic deserves.
https://twitter.com/MarcMichales/status/1662587239946223617
https://twitter.com/RachelBitecofer/status/1662249903752396804
https://twitter.com/theliamnissan/status/1662561178537582593
May 29, 2023

'Star Fleet Commander' Kari Lake still thinks that she is Governor

This lady is a nut case
https://twitter.com/crooksandliars/status/1663154868981493760
https://crooksandliars.com/2023/05/star-fleet-commander-kari-lake-still?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_content=75140

Eagle-eyed observers noticed Kari Lake in a jacket with "Governor" adorned on her jacket as she took to social media yesterday to advertise her pathetic Defend America Rally on Wednesday, somewhere in Phoenix because the site hasn't been determined yet.

Lake has vowed to take her fight to the Supreme Court, saying earlier this week, "We're also going to continue to, not only raise funds, but energy, for our legal team to continue pushing our case to the United States Supreme Court," Lake said in a news conference. Presumably, when she loses there she can take her case to the United Federation of Planets.
https://twitter.com/KariLake/status/1662669531469455366
Twitter reacted with the requisite derision this lunatic deserves.
https://twitter.com/MarcMichales/status/1662587239946223617
https://twitter.com/RachelBitecofer/status/1662249903752396804
https://twitter.com/theliamnissan/status/1662561178537582593
May 29, 2023

Trump's legal team is an epic disaster

I admit that I have been enjoying watching the problems and issues for the TFG legal team. I admit that seeing the crime fraud exception invoke made me smile. Normally, the attorney client privilege is not disturbed or questioned.

This article describes some of the fun problems that TFG attorneys are having including C. Bobb, Corcoran, Boris Epshteyn, Parlatore, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis, and John Eastman. The TFG legal team is an incredible collection of bad lawyers who are being ignored by TFG
https://twitter.com/MSNBC/status/1663281728000073728

https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/trumps-lawyers-keep-quitting-rcna86494?cid=sm_npd_ms_tw_ma&taid=6474b003f7bfd60001647257&utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

The attorney-client relationship is historically one of the most sacred, cloaked with the (usually) impenetrable privilege of complete confidentiality and one that is imbued with explicit and implicit trust. Clients look to their lawyers for guidance, a keen knowledge of the law, and the ability to provide favorable public-facing content for those moments and cases where the client cannot interface with the media and the public. There are professional standards and each state has rules of conduct.

But when it comes to the many cases of former president Donald Trump, those sacred bonds are sometimes bent to the point of breaking. Who’s to blame? Depends on who you ask, I suspect. But regardless of where the fault may lie, this kind of havoc does not bode well for Trump’s legal future. When faced with so many legal challenges, a surgically orchestrated strategy is necessary. Sometimes, even just the outward image of prepared and organized calm is the goal. But with Trump, you have the perfect storm of infighting lawyers jostling for pole position and a client who is prone to embracing the microphone and never meeting a camera he didn’t love. It’s a recipe for an attorney-client disaster.....

Trump runs his mouth unfettered and unedited and uncontrolled. He spent considerable time during a recent town hall on CNN stating for all to hear, including prosecutors far and wide, that he took classified documents from the White House, and also took the opportunity to potentially defame Carroll further.

If he’s being given legal advice not to talk, he is clearly not listening or he doesn’t respect the counsel being dispensed. Historically, Trump has done and said whatever he wants, presumably regardless of the legal advice being provided by his dozens of attorneys. And oftentimes that has occurred to his legal peril. When facing multiple cases and multiple investigations, some of which could result in years of incarceration in prison, a client like Trump should not be speaking publicly about the facts of a case or the circumstances underlying the basis of an investigation. But Trump? He’ll go on national TV and do it anyway.

It's interesting that throughout all of the dirty laundry airing of the inner turmoil regarding his legal team, Trump has remained unusually quiet. Trump himself has not come forward to voice his support for any one attorney. So the public continues, with a combination of fascination and disgust, to watch the train wreck that is Trump Legal World unfold like a political iteration of The Hunger Games. Which attorney will be left standing at the end?

This article has a great deal of fun looking at some of the issues that TFG's team of bad lawyers are having


May 29, 2023

DeathSantis contends Casey DeSantis should be on 'fashion magazine' covers

DeathSantis is delusional if he believes wannabe Disney princess wife is fashion magazine material given she’s a fascist and bigot who spews hate. Beauty is from the inside out, and she’s not beautiful.
https://twitter.com/WeKnowJoe1/status/1662588565577170944
Someone decided to have some fun with DeathSantis

https://twitter.com/DWUhlfelderLaw/status/1663011377986797569

May 29, 2023

DeathSantis contends Casey DeSantis should be on 'fashion magazine' covers

DeathSantis is delusional if he believes wannabe Disney princess wife is fashion magazine material given she’s a fascist and bigot who spews hate. Beauty is from the inside out, and she’s not beautiful.
https://twitter.com/WeKnowJoe1/status/1662588565577170944
Someone decided to have some fun with DeathSantis

https://twitter.com/DWUhlfelderLaw/status/1663011377986797569

May 28, 2023

Conservatives keep calling for an American dictator. Believe them.

The MAGA crowd really want a dictator and to get rid of elections. Making America Great Again means getting rid of rights for everyone other than white conservative idiots/assholes. If TFG is elected in 2024, we can kiss all future elections goodbye and watch as TFG suspends the US Consitution.
https://twitter.com/MSNBC/status/1662851341956403200
https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/far-right-aspirational-fascism-us-dictator-jesse-kelly-rcna85799?cid=sm_npd_ms_tw_ma&taid=64737a9c3e63f9000107bf22&utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

This week, radio host and frequent Fox News guest Jesse Kelly wrote on Twitter that America “needs a dictator.” Kelly’s assertion, part of a dialogue that included Covid denialism and warnings about “monstrous communists,” was met with an equally chilling declaration that he quickly agreed with: “Weimar problems eventually lead to Weimar solutions.”

The words “fascism” and “authoritarian,” once relegated to commentary from and on the fringe, have returned to mainstream political discourse. In many cases, according to scholars who study extremism, they are accurate descriptors for many of the most troubling actions on display from the right-wing’s leading figures. It’s not ideal that it’s become a routine occurrence to see media personalities, think tankers, and others whose large platforms give their rhetoric weight, call for a dictatorship in America.....

Beyond the approving nod to dictatorship in general, the specific dictatorship Kelly seemingly endorsed would in another day and age have been a bright red line that few would cross. The “Weimar” in question is a reference to the Weimar Republic, the name for what remained of the German Empire after its collapse at the end of World War I. In defeat, the Allied Powers demanded harsh punishments from the Central Powers, led by Germany, for acting as the aggressors in the war. Many of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points for a lasting peace were shoved aside in favor of extracting massive financial and territorial reparations from Germany.....

The political turmoil in the U.S. today is nowhere near that of Weimar Germany. Even if it was, the “solution” being advocated was a disaster for the Germans, the people of Europe and the world. And yet, conservatives like Kelly are not shy at all about sharing their beliefs at this point: They are not being metaphorical when they are saying that dictatorship is in America’s future. It may come across as a lament, but in their eyes it is still a viable prescription for the supposed “woke mind virus” that has infected the country. And if you think that dictatorship is the cure for what ails America right now, I fail to see how that is at all different from an endorsement.
May 28, 2023

Kevin McCarthy dispels right-wing conspiracy that Biden has dementia

I have met President Biden twice at fundraisers in 2019. I got to talk to President Biden about stuttering and how people deal with stuttering. President Biden is not senile nor has dementia. There are times that President Biden may misspeak or stumble but that is due to stuttering. If you know what to look for, you can see where President Biden is compensating for stuttering issues. I caught a couple of examples in the SOTU speech which was a truly great speech.

McCarthy just acknowledge that President Biden does not have dementia.
https://twitter.com/RawStory/status/1662927573720899586
https://www.rawstory.com/joe-biden-kevin-mccarthy-dementia/

But it seems Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) isn't on message.

Asked about Biden, McCarthy said: "I thought his team was very professional, very smart, very tough, at the same time, so...." The fact that McCarthy said "team" threw reporters off. They asked again, specifically about Biden. "What I was referring to was the president. I was talking about President Biden, yes."

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