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Joinfortmill's Journal
Joinfortmill's Journal
March 26, 2023

'We wonder: Is change even possible?'


A history of the song, 'A Change is Gonna Come' by Dan Rather with some awesome music videos - Enjoy! (my words)

'To change the status quo, especially one built upon the legacies of racism and injustice that permeated the nation at its founding, it’s important that we hold onto a sense that progress is possible. With this in mind, we felt that an apt song for our “A Reason to Smile” feature this week would be Sam Cooke’s iconic tribute to struggle and hope, "A Change Is Gonna Come."

The song was also born from Cooke’s personal experience in Jim Crow America — particularly a formative incident when he, his wife, and his bandmates were turned away from a whites-only hotel in Shreveport, Louisiana.'

March 25, 2023

Trump kicks off his '24 campaign in 'Mecca of hatred' Waco today -- and there are parallels


'Trump’s rally Waco coincides with the 30th anniversary of the federal government’s siege of the compound of David Koresh’s Branch Davidians religious cult. By the time it ended, 82 Branch Davidians died– including Koresh and 28 children – as well as four federal agents....

“For a not insignificant slice of the right, Waco became the symbol of a federal government willing to target, torment, and...“Trump’s Waco rally comes as the former president argues that he, too, is being persecuted by three-letter agencies as he awaits a potential indictment in New York state.

“The Waco rally sets up the current campaign as a battle against the Deep State forces Trump claims are intent on destroying him and his fellow patriots.'
March 25, 2023

So, What Is Trump Hiding? My guess: Selling Top Secret information to our adversaries


'Trump is scrambling to keep evidence of criminality out of the hands of the Supreme Court — here's why'

'According to MSNBC legal analyst Lisa Rubin..."Trump has made clear he believes this Supreme Court — controlled by conservative justices, three of whom he appointed — owes him one," she added, "My hunch is that Trump’s team let Corcoran’s testimony happen because of what’s likely involved in any request to pause, much less, review a crime-fraud-related ruling: the evidence."

"Put another way, if Trump had petitioned the Supreme Court to stay Corcoran’s testimony and document production, the justices would have seen some, if not all, of what Judge Howell and the three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit have already reviewed: proof that Trump misled Corcoran and engaged in criminal conduct," she elaborated.'
March 19, 2023

Why is billionaire George Soros a bogeyman for the hard right?


I wondered why George Soros is blamed for every goddamn thing by the rightwing crazies. The short answer is Alex Jones (my words)

'He's a Jewish multi-billionaire philanthropist who has given away $32bn....The Hungarian emigre, who survived the Holocaust and fled the Communists, is thought to have made in total about $44bn through financial speculation. And he's used his fortune to fund thousands of education, health, human rights and democracy projects...Established in 1979, his Open Society Foundations now operate in more than 120 countries around the world. But this bold philanthropy in support of liberal, democratic causes has increasingly made him the bogeyman of the right.

The first conspiracy theories about George Soros appeared in the early 1990s, but they really gained traction after he condemned the 2003 Iraq War and started donating millions of dollars to the US Democratic Party. Ever since, American right-wing commentators and politicians have gone after him with increasing fury and vitriol, and often with scant concern for the facts...But it was Donald Trump's election victory that took the attacks on Soros to a new and dangerous level.

Eight months into Trump's presidency, in August 2017, neo-Nazis held a torchlit procession in Charlottesville, Virginia...Among US right-wingers it was soon claimed that the violence was orchestrated and financed by Soros, in order to tarnish the reputation of President Trump. And they said the key to the secret plot was a man called Brennan Gilmore, who filmed the car being driven into the counter-protesters. Right-wing radio host Alex Jones claimed Gilmore was paid $320,000 a year by Soros and was part of a deep-state coup to oust the president...Gilmore, who never received any money from Soros, is now suing Alex Jones and several others for defamation.

March 19, 2023

Secret Service in talks with NYPD for possible Trump arrest: CBS


CBS correspondent Robert Costa told host Margaret Brennan... that the Secret Service and NYPD were coordinating.

"Whenever there is an indictment, should it come, it would be coordinated by NYPD and Secret Service and other local authorities," Costa noted. "CBS News has learned there are some conversations among those entities at this moment."

Video of Robert Costa interview included in link.

March 18, 2023

Trump is now back on: Twitter, Youtube, and Facebook

This is dangerous, but it might not be all bad, because every time Trump opens his mouth, he incriminates himself more.

March 17, 2023

Manhattan: Can Trump delay prosecution with pre-trial hijinks?


Civil Discourse with Joyce Vance

Too much good stuff here describing what is likely about to occur and why to synthesize (my words).

'Can Trump circumvent prosecution with unprecedented, even meritless, legal proceedings designed to keep the prosecution from moving forward? The short answer is no. Trump can delay, but not derail...the Speedy Trial Act puts criminal cases on a shorter fuse, and while that can be delayed by pending motions and appeals, the prospects aren’t indefinite as they can be in civil cases...while there is some legal wrangling to do, once the court resolves those issues, it’s unlikely any additional efforts to delay will bear fruit; in fact, they’re likely to do the opposite and wear down the patience judges typically extend to defendants in criminal cases.

Trump may assert immunity under the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution, the doctrine that extends immunity to prosecution from state crimes for federal officers who are charged for conduct committed while carrying out their official duties. Trump, of course had no official duties stemming from the office of the presidency in New York during his campaign, and certainly none that involve paying off his former mistress to stay quiet. But what of Georgia? It presents, perhaps, a slightly closer call...Prosecutors may want to...establish that Trump didn’t believe he’d won the election. But whether Trump believed he’d won or not, he had no official duties in this regard and no immunity from state prosecution.'

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