Morning Reads — May 23rd

Happy Monday, everyone! Today’s Morning Reads are on Hawaii time…so they’re late and somewhat wet.

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John Konop
John Konop

Very disturbing video about Hillary on CNN, all should watch. I saw this on a facebook thread today!

https://www.facebook.com/1081327175240237/videos/1187241117982175/?pnref=story

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Clinton was appointed, by the court, to serve as defense counsel. In that same tape, she expressed how she did not want to take the case, but let’s edit that out, right? The whole tape also shows that her laughter is directed towards the proceedings themselves, specifically how the judge and prosecutor underestimated her because she was a young, female attorney. The Constituiton guarantees us the right to a fair trial and the right to counsel, Clinton was providing an indivisible with the rights afforded him by the Constitution. If the lady should be upset with anyone, she should be… Read more »

John Konop
John Konop

I agree to a point, but smearing a 12 year old rape victim is over the top, and wrong. Her laughing about knowing the guy was guilty is very disturbing.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

It’s only “disturbing” because you choose to be disturbed. 1) Polygraph results don’t mean jack. They aren’t admissible as evidence and, as any attorney with an inkling of experience in criminal practice will tell you, they aren’t reliable. From the tape it appears equally, if not more, likely she’s laughing at the reliability of lie detectors. 2) Clinton was required to provide her client with a competent and vigorous defense. If this case were taking place today, Clinton would not be able to use the victim’s character evidence under modern rape shield laws. Those weren’t in place in the 1960s… Read more »

John Konop
John Konop

………1) Polygraph results don’t mean jack. They aren’t admissible as evidence and, as any attorney with an inkling of experience in criminal practice will tell you, they aren’t reliable. From the tape it appears equally, if not more, likely she’s laughing at the reliability of lie detectors………. We all heard the tape, and even CNN made it clear it appeared, she was laughing about the outcome of the case. ……..2) Clinton was required to provide her client with a competent and vigorous defense. If this case were taking place today, Clinton would not be able to use the victim’s character… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

John, this tape has been out there for years and no self-respecting member of the bar has, will, or should bat an eyelash at it.

But I guess we should be outraged because some dolt at CNN and some dolt at the Daily Beast think that by presenting a snippet of a larger conversation they can satisfy the narrative that Hillary Clinton is devoid of human emotion.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Also of note, the video you posted seems to cutoff before our bespectacled friend can weigh in and, presumably, provide a rebuttal to the mouth breather from the Daily Beast.

John Konop
John Konop

Andrew, You are the lawyer, and I respect you. This seems way out of bounds! From Daily Beast story: …..In her interview with The Daily Beast, she recounted the details of her attack in 1975 at age 12 and the consequences it had for both her childhood and adult life. A virgin before the assault, she spent five days afterwards in a coma, months recovering from the beating that accompanied the rape, and over 10 years in therapy. The doctors told her she would probably never be able to have children. Now 52, she has never married or had children.… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

I’m tired of politics, at least for this one day. So, whoever mentioned Gary Larson in a thread a couple of days ago was a genius! Here is my favorite: I hope I copied it correctly.

https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=OIP.Mae91f87172def806fc169c6d8602e52cH0&pid=15.1&rs=1&c=1&qlt=95&w=85&h=109#inline

Ok, I think it came out too small…
Google Far Side, Floating Head of Death and see it in a normal size!

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

One of my favorites too. He could get great ideas for a “trouble brewing” 2017 calendar from our legislators proposals.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Incase you did not know, Bloom County came back the same time Trump announced last summer. He posts a new strip every few days and some classic ones on Facebook.

Steve is having a identity crisis over the GOP. Bill and Opus lost the primaries for their election. Cutter John has a girl friend, Cozy Fillerup, and her daughter Abby is teaching every one yoga and inner harmony…

https://www.facebook.com/berkeleybreathed

Noway2016
Noway2016

I’m not on Facebook. Is that the only place i can see his new stuff?

Ellynn
Ellynn

http://www.gocomics.com/bloom-county/2016/05/22

This release is about a week behind the Facebook release.

Ellynn
Ellynn

This was the April Fool’s strip, after BB announced on Facebook he had just taken over the legal rights of another strip so the illustrator could live a comfortable and lucrative life in his old age.

http://www.gocomics.com/bloom-county/2016/04/08

Noway2016
Noway2016

Just to be clear, all I have to do is go to this gocomics page to see BC?!?!?! Thanks a ton!!! This made my year!!

Ellynn
Ellynn

That’s right. I did the direct link on the first post to the last comic of the series, and I did the April Fools one on the second. If you hit the double back arrow on either you will go all the way back to the July/August start of Bloom County 2015.

Fence-sitting, non-party, social justice, creative, single feminist do have our uses.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Noway2016
Noway2016

+100!!

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

“Empathy, or feeling someone’s pain, can hinder a leader from being helpful. ”

“But compassion – the ability to understand another person’s pain – enables you to do something about the way that person is feeling.”

Jeff Weiner
CEO Linkedin

A people that look to a Federal leader to resolve every issue should expect it won’t balance over 50 states and 300 million people.
Common sense

gcp
gcp

Heard Burnie say he is staying in the race because Clinton/Trump choice is lesser of two evils but by Burnie staying in the race is it now the lesser of three evils?

John Konop
John Konop

https://www.yahoo.com/news/bernie-hillary-trump-lesser-two-000000187.html

……..Bernie Sanders: Voters see Hillary Clinton as ‘lesser of two evils’ against Donald Trump……

fyi

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

People can disagree with his politics but he isn’t evil. The other two are craven opportunists at best.

John Vestal
John Vestal

SCOTUS issued opinions in three argued cases this morning, including a case from Georgia, Foster v. Chatman, Warden (pdf file)

Decision by Supreme Court of Georgia is reversed and remanded, 7-1. Opinion by the Chief Justice. Thomas dissents. Alito filed an opinion concurring in the judgment.

The holding: The Court has jurisdiction to review the judgment. The decision that Foster failed to show purposeful discrimination was clearly erroneous.

H/T SCOTUSblog and comments by Amy Howe, Editor.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Hillary will teach Latin America how to really do it.

1. Big Business influence; $20 million
http://nypost.com/2016/05/22/how-corporate-america-bought-hillary-clinton-for-21m/

2. Champion the poor and disenfranchised for the votes

3. Centralize decisions with the Federal government

Do you really think Trump has enough votes in between to carry the day with pissed off Chamber of Commerce party leaders ?

John Konop
John Konop

How does Barlow spin this? Will Barlow drop out? 30,000 reasons why Barlow avoided my questions on this issue? Will Brian Kemp do his job?

https://www.facebook.com/beachforgeorgia/videos/1280346675316758/