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Did Derek Chauvin attend this rally?

"The Obama Administration and the handcuffing and oppression of police was despicable. The first thing president trump did when he took office was turn that around. Got rid of the Holder/Loretta Lynch regime and decided to start taking letting the cops do their jobs.
Put the handcuffs on the criminals instead of us."


trump set the atmosphere. Remember... he called Kaepernick a son of a bitch for PEACEFUL protest

So, you don't like peaceful protests, you orange piece of shit?

This was bound to happen.

The most pathetic figure in American history

Many candidates, but my vote goes to:

The common Confederate soldier

There was nothing "noble" about him. He was a damn fool, too stupid to be purposely evil but fighting on the side of monstrous immorality nevertheless. And to prolong an economic/political system that not only was obviously cruel to his fellow human beings but also insidiously oppressive to himself. The presence of slaves in the South meant that his own toils and sweat were grossly devalued, but he was too obsequious to his white masters to even realize that. When those rich slaveholders yelled "secede!" he obliged with "I'm willing to die for you, sir"!

But was his station in life at least better than that of the slaves? In terms of freedom and comfort, sure... but at least those black people weren't pussies.

I say all this as a son of the South.

What has the jackass said about the riots in Minneapolis?

Just saw the George Floyd MURDER for the first time.

Why have there been no criminal charges?

While opening a video of Secretariat in the 1973 Belmont I ran across this

So, OK, Secretariat gives me chills and makes me weep every time I watch him, but so did this:


They're going to pull a Scalia

5-4 to keep them sealed.

"Releasing trump's tax returns would be unfair to his presidency, but this ruling applies to this one case only and is not to be used as a precedent."

Anybody else watch "The Staircase" on Netflix?

I guess it's really unlikely to give "spoilers" here because the Michael Peterson trial was so public, but if you don't know his verdict or fate and you're interested in seeing the documentary then it's probably best not to read the rest of this.

Anyway, a few observations:

- Peterson is AS GUILTY AS SIN. I don't have to see the many details of the case left out of the documentary to state that as a juror I would have voted to convict.

- It's very difficult to not be disgusted by paid "expert witnesses", Dr. Henry Lee in particular. You remember Dr. Lee, don't you? The so-called "splatter expert" made famous by the O.J. trial? Well, he's part of this circus, too, and his schtick is very obvious: get rich by playing contrarian to logic, to soak up big bucks from desperate but rich clients. He has no shame.

- It's very easy to be disgusted by public officials who create or lie about evidence, and I feel that if they're caught they should face the same penalties the defendant would have gotten if convicted. There's one guy in this case, for example, who robbed an innocent man of 17 years of his life, cheating that man of watching his daughter grow, graduate, get married, and having his grandson. Absolutely disgusting. And as painfully obvious as it is to me that Peterson is guilty, he certainly was entitled to a new trial.

- Some criminal defense attorneys are not even human, in my book. I could not in a million years lend my expertise to defending somebody I KNOW beyond a reasonable doubt murdered at least one, if not two, women in his life. Yes, they have a job to do, but I couldn't do it. And despite his attorney's insistence that Peterson had nothing to do with those deaths I just can't buy it. As the evidence piled up he's just oblivious... guess that's the mindset you have to take.

- It's outrageous in this country what advantages a rich person has within our justice system. This Peterson guy was able to hire a team... strike that, it was like an entire COMMITTEE.. of defense lawyers, who in turn then hired multiple practice jurors, video presentation experts, took plane trips to Germany, hired so-called "experts" to appear at trial, etc., etc. If Peterson spent less than $5 million on his defense I'd be shocked. A poor man who couldn't do those things would have gotten a day in court and then thrown immediately into the slammer.

Best musical group of all time?

1. New Order

Everybody else.

What depresses me more than anything.

There's too much world.

There's so much to read, so many movies to see, so many works I know are great but I'll never get around to them. Classics, moderns, life is too short.

Too many skills to master. I'd like to learn the piano, take up woodworking, do my own writing, finally master calculus, and on and on. Can't find the time for it all.

Too many places to see. Too many people to meet and befriend.

I guess it's a lot better than running out of things. But I'm so small within what we DO have that I find it all depressing.

Guess I shouldn't think about it.
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