“With this news, Donald Trump, those around him, and the country as a whole inch closer to the prospect that a former president could face criminal charges, and possibly even prison time. The country has not been through anything like this before.”
Kimberly Wehle, in an editorial on the possibility that former President Trump could be criminally prosecuted
New York State Attorney General Leticia James announced recently that her office is investigating the Trump Organization in a “criminal capacity”. The endeavor began in 2019 after former Trump cohort Michael Cohen revealed that the Trump Organization had lied about its asset value in order to obtain loans and insurance and limit its tax liability. If Trump actually is prosecuted, it will be the first time for a former President in U.S. history.
A former assistant U.S. attorney who teaches law at the University of Baltimore, Wehle also is known for her articles for the conservative website “The Bulwark”.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) – the gun rights group that places the value of firearms above the welfare of human beings – has filed for bankruptcy. The organization, which is two burning crosses shy of a hate group, came under fire (pun deliberately intended) by New York State Attorney General Leticia James for allegedly diverting millions of dollars for personal trips and other questionable expenditures. That someone dared to question the inner workings of the NRA is probably only slightly more upsetting than the fact a Negro woman is at the forefront of the challenge.
The worst news – at least for me – is that the NRA has now filed paperwork to incorporate in my home state of Texas, a move that doesn’t surprise me. Like most states run by Republican legislatures, Texas values the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution more than the 1st (which guarantees free speech and the right to vote for EVERYONE) and the sanctity of life itself (except when said life is still inside the womb).
Texas Governor Greg Abbott embraced the NRA with open bullets by tweeting: “Welcome to Texas – a state that safeguards the 2nd Amendment.”
Of course he would say that!
For this pencil-penis crowd of perpetually angry and entitled mostly White men and their cavern-vagina female acolytes, the right to own firearms of any and all kinds became brutally clear after the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre. Yet another deranged White male decided to ambush an elementary school and kill 20 children and 6 teachers, before – as cowards are wont to do – turning the gun on himself. Since the killer supposedly had a learning disability, many had wanted doctors to be able to dissect and examine his brain. I said they should dissect and examine the brain of his mother, who had collected a slew of guns and kept them in her house with that “disabled” son. He had killed her first.
The NRA’s response to the massacre was a familiar refrain: guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Yes, they do. But the fact a “disabled” young man could get his hands on these guns is more disturbing than the hamster-dick gang either realizes or wants to admit.
And despite the horror of helpless little children being slaughtered – nothing happened. No new legislation at either the state or federal level; no funding for mental health services; no campaign to educate people on the reckless use of firearms. Nothing.
Thus the discussion was over; it was done. The nation had unwittingly accepted the massacre of truly innocent children as acceptable. So there was nothing more to talk about.
In closing let us pray for all of the children who sacrificed their lives so a bunch of angry old men could keep their fucking guns.