The People vs. Donald Trump – Verdict: Guilty of Negligent Homicide

  Dateline: July 25, 2023.  Waco, Texas. This article contains excerpts from an interview between this reporter and Juror #1, the foreperson of the Texas jury that convicted Donald Trump of negligent homicide last week in Waco, Texas, after the eight week trial of Donald Trump ended in a guilty verdict. Sentencing will take place next week. The jury foreperson (“FP”) shall remain anonymous for reasons of personal safety. PK: Was it a difficult verdict to reach? FP: Not really. After we reviewed the Texas statute, all but one person felt Trump had committed a crime. We spent a couple …

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Lenny Bruce and Dave Chappelle Are Right, Of Course, and Justice Harlan Concurs

In case I am so old that I know stuff you don’t know, Lenny Bruce was a ground-breaking comedian in the 1950s and 1960s. One of his themes was this. Words themselves contain nothing wrong. There are no bad words; just bad people, bad connotations. Words acquire bad connotations through censorship; eliminate censorship and you eliminate the state of mind that says words have to be censored. Remove the taboo and no one will care. Then the word will lose its harmful potency.  Click: Dustin Hoffman channels Lenny Bruce.   It is not very difficult to connect Lenny Bruce to …

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What is the Price of a Golden Parachute?

Fewer than ninety days after after receiving fifty billion dollars from the collective pockets of the United States taxpayers, airline companies are now predicting massive layoffs in September.  Moreover, prior to receiving that fifty billion dollar gift, airlines had already begun to layoff and furlough employees, most of whom have not been recalled subsequent to the bailout.  From the pockets of many into the pockets of the few.  Timing is everything.  Too big to fail.  It’s a familiar refrain.  Will we ever learn from our mistakes?  Does one president’s administration learn from a prior administration? Before getting righteous, let’s first …

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The Chairman in the China Shop – A Parable About the Communications Decency Act

Life is complicated. Who needs it? If you want an accurate inventory of what’s in the china shop, don’t ask the owners. They won’t know. But if you put a bull in the china shop and the bull breaks everything, then the owners will know what was in inventory. Alas so it is with Chairman Don. He is a bull in our china shop of laws. In his mad rampage, he breaks each and every law he touches, and as he breaks them one by one, we learn how precious those legal protections were. But sometimes, and this is what …

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