Revenge of the Swamp

18 07 2017

Washington, D.C.

I can’t believe I’m quoting Ben Shapiro, but:

All that happened here is that the insurance lobby, which is pretty friendly with the red team, went to work and made sure that the replacement legislation kept most of the ObamaDontCare elements that are insurance industry friendly.  This caused enough Senate Republican defections, and there only needed to be three, to kill the whole thing.

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Not Everyone, Dear

28 01 2017

Chicago

Blago’s 20-year old daughter takes it to the ex-hopeychanger on Faceberg.

She said that “Everyone seems to be mourning your exit from office.”

Not everyone, dear.

And the reason why he didn’t spring your father from the can early is because his pay-for-play corruption upended and embarrassed Obama in the transition period between his first election and his inauguration.  More people than otherwise were or would have were starting to side eye Obama because of what someone else out of the Chicago stable did.





As the Twenty Second Toast Burns

15 12 2016

Downtown

In that which they state what everyone knows.

Their tack is a little bit different — They’re using it to lobby for more state legislative-based tort reform.

Don’t be so sure that Eric Greitens would sign it.  If he gets the notion that outside monied interests are working their magic in what is now a dying line of work in Jefferson City, if such a bill gets to his desk, he just might veto it.

If I was advising these forces, I’d have them instead push for a city-county merger but do it in such a way that their fingerprints stay off the gun.  It’s like I said, we’ll know if the merger possibility gets serious or is perceived to be serious when the other side of this coin, the trial lawyer lobby, starts in in the stuck pig squealing.  The merger would end the 22nd circuit, and the trial lawyer lobby wants it to remain for the same reason why the insurance lobby is going to pressure state government to crack down on it.





Beautifully Played

27 11 2016

Manhattan

He didn’t want to do it.

Because doing it himself would have come off as political.

It’s the next best thing to doing it himself without actually doing it himself. And you know the other countries will go along, because they’re mad that they bribed the Crime Family Foundation to influence the future President Rodham, and as it turns out, there will be no President Rodham. You think they have some sort of financial incentive to whack back out of revenge?

All of the finished product, none of the mud on his hands.

Beautifully played, orange-crowned god-emperor.

Remember, this is someone whose $10 billion personal fortune is based on the most maddening labyrinth around, Manhattan real estate.





Tomorrow’s News Today

22 11 2016

Manhattan

“No prosecution of Hillary Clinton”

Be honest with yourself.  Did you actually think there would be a criminal prosecution?  Yes, even you there in the back — If you dig deep down, even you know it was never going to happen.

I’ve read on Gab the theory that Trump still intends to, but he has to softpedal in order not to give Obama the idea to pardon her before he leaves.  The problem is that I don’t think Trump ever needed to say anything about prosecuting her or not in order to give Obama that idea.

No, what’s going on here is that prosecuting former Presidents is informally too much.

Here’s what I think very well could happen:

Some time after January 20, Attorney General Jeff Sessions (a phrase I first used in this blog just after last Christmas) will file a Federal civil lawsuit against Bill and Hillary Clinton and maybe also Chelsea over some such this that or the third or the other relating to something they did.  Trump and Sessions will hold that lawsuit as a Damoclean sword over their heads until they sign some sort of formal legal document stating everything naughty they ever did starting from when they were in the third grade.  Then force them to hand over the keys to the Crime Family Foundation, forfeit all assets therein and most of everything else they won, and make them sign a consent decree heavily restricting the money making activities beyond Bill’s public service pensions (Presidency, Arkansas Governor if applicable), Hillary’s public service pensions (U.S. Senate, Secretary of State if applicable), and then they’ll disappear forever and live out the rest of their years in obscurity.

Basically what Trump/Sessions would be doing in that case, if they do that, is putting an asterisk next to the Clintons’ names in the history books.





Why I’m #NRx

31 10 2016

Boston

At least one law firm that specializes in class action is laundering (probably) illegal political campaign contributions through employee bonuses.

It’s not the only example, law firms aren’t the only sort that do it, and it happens in both parties.  Don’t doubt me.

In the matter of the politics of this story, the trial lawyers and insurance are firing money canons at each other across the battlefields of electoral and governing politics.

Remember yesterday’s wrap-up?  I reiterated and linked back to my contention that one way we’ll be able to tell if city-county reunification is perceived to have a serious chance to occur is if and when the trial lawyer lobby starts firing its money canons at the process.  The 22nd Circuit with its “stick it to da man” jurors is a national honeypot for trial lawyers.  City-county reunification would mean subsuming the 22nd into St. Louis County, meaning city-county has a single judicial circuit, and civil suits filed in that potential circuit, and I’m presuming the seat for the reunified county would be in Clayton and not Downtown, would have prospective jurors from anywhere in the combined geography of the city and county.  Which means the jury pools for civil trials in this hypothetical combined circuit would be nowhere as plaintiff-friendly as 22nd Circuit juries are and have been.





We Sure Showed Him

19 10 2016

Richmond, Virginia

cantor

Even when we win, we lose.

Though the good news, at least good to the sadist in me, is that even without the world becoming fully Pepefied any time soon, the Stupid Party is killing the golden egg laying goose of the revolving door just as a function of its own stupidity. Me, eight days ago:

The Republican lamestream is contradictorily trying to save its own Congressional power and making its own Congressional power a dead letter. Since the purpose of the revolving door is for interested corporations and special interests to influence the Federal government’s actions, yet Congress’s sway over the Federal government’s actions is declining as the years roll on, then why should corporations and special interests waste money giving former Congressmen seven-figure salary lobbying jobs?

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