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

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

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

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

"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.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Taking the Fifth

Back in the day, The Senate Rackets Committee (RFK was chief counsel) held a shitload of public hearings about organized crime and its influence on labor unions. Many of the hearings were televised, in prime time. Millions of Americans watched labor and public officials repeatedly take the Fifth. The clear implication that everyone got was that those guys were all corrupt and crooked.

So, now, let's step ahead about sixty-plus years:

Donald Trump invoked his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination as he testified under oath Wednesday in the New York attorney general’s long-running civil investigation into his business dealings, the former president said in a statement.

Right, he's as innocent and pure as the driven snow.

The fuck he is.

You can be for the rule of law and American democracy or you can be for Trump. You cannot be pro-American and pro-Trump.


dinthebeast said...

This was quite an accomplishment for his lawyers. That damn fool can't not run his mouth and would have incriminated himself before he got his identity confirmed.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

dan gerene said...

Local news station said the only time he didn't take the fifth on was stating his name. Kind of surprised he didn't use John Barron or David Dennison. Too obvious?

seafury said...

MY co worker, trumpiest of trumanzees, explained this tactic. "He's a fu45in GENIUS!!!! He's got em right where he wants em!!! and I'll tell you another thing........" The scary part is he had a table full volksturm nodding in rapt attention

w3ski said...

It's like "The Emporer's New Clothes" kind of a story. His people see him as wise and powerful and good. The rest of us see him as a vile and disgusting slug.
He wouldn't be near the problem he is if we could just peel back the rose-colored glasses his people wear.