Seen on the street in Kyiv.

Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

“Speed is a poor substitute for accuracy.” -- Real, no-shit, fortune from a fortune cookie

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys in the ground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"The Dildo of Karma rarely comes lubed." -- Unknown

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck, A/K/A Dolt-45,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset., A/K/A P01135809

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Well. Well. Well.

Indictment one of three.

A lawyer for Donald Trump said Thursday he’s been told that the former president has been indicted in New York on charges involving payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign to silence claims of an extramarital sexual encounter.
Trump, who has denied any wrongdoing and has attacked the investigation, was expected to surrender to authorities next week, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to discuss a matter that remained under seal.

Now commence the fun and games.


CenterPuke88 said...

I was mulling over this little thought…is a lawyer possibly guilty of professional misconduct if they allow a client to take the stand against advice without requesting the be recused from the case? I just suspect that any testimony by Trump could well result in a contradiction of previous sworn testimony in one of the dozens of cases against the Trump Organization, or possibly be evidentiary in another case.

Comrade Misfit said...

In short, no. A defendant has a right to testify in his own case. Most who do probably take the stand against their attorney's advice. It usually does not end well for them, <i?see</i? Murdaugh, Alex.

CenterPuke88 said...

Thank you, I just had a recent experience with an attorney requesting to withdraw because a client wouldn’t listen or communicate, so I was just wondering. Reports Trump will surrender Tuesday…I’m stocking up on popcorn.

pigpen51 said...

I think that a lot of Democrats are going to be angry at this move. It likely will make Trump the presumptive nominee for the Republicans. Nothing circles the wagons like an outside attack and I am betting that the Trumpanzees will see this as such.
I was hoping that cooler heads would prevail and Trump would be ignored into the sunset. That is the only way to make him go away. He thrives on publicity. Good or bad, he knows how to use it to his advantage. That is how he won the first time. If it is him against Joe Biden I don't think that President Biden can defeat him a second time.
I don't really think that this case ever sees a courtroom. Time will tell, but I bet that either a judge will say that the D.A. has no authority to bring the case, or that there is not enough evidence to do so. The Democrats don't win by giving Trump a platform like that.

Comrade Misfit said...

PP51, I think you’re wrong. Trump’s focus in revenge for slights is why the red wave fizzled out. All but the hard Right has tired of his schtick. He could be beaten by Jimmy Carter.

Beyond that, Trump has been skating on the edge of criminality all his adult life. It is beyond the bounds of reason for a prosecutor who can bring charges to refuse to do so.

pigpen51 said...

Comrade Misfit,
I have already heard rumblings of things like statute of limitations or federal jurisdiction and other things to disqualify the AG of Manhattan being forced to drop the charges. If charges are ultimately dropped, it likely will be done to stop Trump from becoming a martyr for the Republican right.
Nothing unites a group better than an attack from their enemies. To be honest there is no one that I could think of to carry the conservative standard this time around. I have been fascinated by Tulsi Gabbard since she hit the national stage, but bothered by her apparent willingness to flip flop on the 2nd amendment in order to fit the Republican party when she left the Democrats. I tend to be a very hard supporter of the 2nd amendment, but I don't trust people who change positions to fit their supporters desires. Trump is the other one who comes to mind, with his own 2nd amendment views coming to mind.

Comrade Misfit said...

I find it hard to believe that the Manhattan DA’s office can’t figure out the applicable statute of limitations.

So I wouldn’t believe that shit for now, if I were you, PP51.

Ten Bears said...

Betting window is open on wither or no his mob shows up.

House bet is no ...

Comrade Misfit said...

Ten Bears, no bet. They're still arresting more people from the Asset's last riot. Another Trump riot and we'll need to have FEMA build those Jade Helm prison camps in the desert.

pigpen51 said...

Comrade Misfit,
The main thing that I am thinking is that while it might seem to be a good thing for the Democrats to have Trump go marching off into the sunset with a scandal like this, history shows that things like this tend to work the opposite of that with him. He seems to be like a cat in that no matter what, he always lands on his feet. He was impeached twice, and walked away unscathed both times, albeit the second time was ill advised and done too late to be of any consequence.
Right now, I don't see any candidate worthy of running for the Republicans and having a real shot at winning the national election. Desantis is in my view just as much of a POS as Trump, only without the charisma that Trump has. He is more calculating, at least his calculations are more in the open, and people can see the wheels turning.
I wish that there were a person of character who would run for the office, on the conservative side, but of course that itself would be a disqualifying mark against him or her right there. I could over look differences on many policies given a person of good moral character. I just don't see anyone on either side of the aisle who could run, and has the moral fiber to do it with any backing of their party at all.
I say this like it is a new thing, but it has been that way since I have been able to vote, when I turned 18, in 1978. So I don't expect things to change, it is just a wish that I have always had. Trump himself showed exactly what he was made of, when he lost the election and did not concede. If he thought that it was a faulty election, then he could have conceded and swore to fix the next one, and gone on to make noise and gotten into the governments business of making election reform the number one issue. And then he could have ran on that as a main platform for 2024, and likely have won in a landslide. Instead he acted like a jackass, and continues to act that way.
The sad thing is that there are so many reasons that people simply cannot vote for Joe Biden, and will vote for whomever the Republicans put up against him. And it gets even worse the further the two parties drive each other towards the left and the right wing of each respective party. So there is no middle common ground anymore. That makes it very hard to reach consensus on anything.
The next two years of campaigning will be interesting at the least. Be well, Comrade.