Snarky Snippets For A Rainy Day

Rainy days seem to make me more snarky than usual … I wonder why that is?  Well, it isn’t raining yet, but the clouds are moving in rapidly, so I might as well go ahead and get my suit of snark on.

A new trial?  HELL NO!

Predictably, Derek Chauvin’s lawyer, Eric Nelson, has filed a motion asking for a new trial.  Who could have seen that coming, eh?  He cited a number of “reasons” for the request, including the judge’s decisions to not sequester the jury during the trial, to not change the location of the proceedings and to not grant a new trial because of publicity that he claims included the intimidation of the defense’s expert witnesses.  He also claimed “that the jury committed misconduct, felt threatened or intimidated, felt race-based pressure during the proceedings, and/or failed to adhere to instructions during deliberations.”  Interestingly, however, he provided little or no detail to support his complaints.

His single “example” that the jury had been tainted revolves around a single juror and Nelson’s supposed complaint stems from the fact that said juror had attended the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington, when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.  Say WHAT???  So, now we are disqualified from serving on a jury if we have attended an event, one that was attended by tens of thousands of people including notable celebrities, civil rights leaders, and even members of Congress???

It is highly unlikely that Chauvin will be granted a new trial, and if he is, it is even less likely that the outcome would be any different than the first trial.  The entire world has seen the indisputable evidence.  It is merely a delaying tactic … Chauvin and Nelson are hoping that the memory of that video of him killing George Floyd will fade in peoples’ minds, but that is NOT going to happen.  What will happen, if Chauvin is granted a new trial, is that tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars will be wasted.  Precious time and court resources frittered away on an attempt to set a racist murderer free.  Frankly, I have spent all I plan to spend to try this horrible excuse for a man.  He has been proven guilty and will be sentenced on June 16th.  Anything else is unacceptable, is a waste of time, money, and resources that could better be spent elsewhere.

Hand over da memo!

Earlier this week, a bit of positive news came when Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the United States District Court in Washington ordered the Department of Justice to release a March 2019 legal memo clearing former President Trump of potential obstruction of justice charges following the Mueller investigation, with the judge accusing former Attorney General William Barr and agency lawyers of deceiving the public.

Judge Jackson gave the DOJ two weeks to release the legal memo in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the liberal watchdog group Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington (CREW).  The Justice Department under Barr had argued that the memo should be withheld because it falls under exceptions to the public records law for attorney-client privilege and deliberative government decision-making.

The reality I think we are all aware of is that there was nothing honest or open about William Barr’s assessment of the Mueller Report, and that there is something in that report that has been kept from both the public and from Congress that proves Donald Trump and/or those working on his behalf did, in fact, condone Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.  Soon, perhaps, we will have the proof we need, as well as some hope that the former guy may finally pay a price for his traitorous dishonesty, for subverting the voice of We the People.

May 17th, one week from next Monday, is the deadline Judge Jackson gave the Justice Department … stay tuned!

And from the annals of ridiculous lawsuits …

Stephen Miller

Former presidential aide, Stephen Miller – the white supremacist with ties to Nazis – has filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration.  Why, you ask?  He claims the Biden administration’s funds reserved for “socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers” discriminate against white people.  I don’t know whether to laugh or throw something!

The complaint comes from America First Legal (AFL), a group founded and subsidized by Miller, whose mission statement on their website is to …

“Fight Back Against Lawless Executive Actions and the Radical Left.”

In a statement announcing the lawsuit, Miller cited words from the late Martin Luther King, Jr., writing, “Americans ‘should not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.’”  How DARE an avowed white supremacist quote the late, great, Dr. Martin Luther King!  And frankly, if Mr. Miller and his band of merry racists were to be judged by the ‘content of their character’, they would likely be found to have not a single redeeming quality in their ‘character’.

I hope this lawsuit is laughed out of the courts and that this organization soon disbands, for their only purpose is to destroy diversity and create an all-white fascist nation.  Sigh.  Oh, and the AFL group is also complaining about school children learning the true history — the good, the bad, and the ugly — of this nation.  What a group, eh?

12 thoughts on “Snarky Snippets For A Rainy Day

    • I fully agree! His one redeeming act was when he declared that there is no evidence of fraud in the 2020 election, but that was far too little, way too late, after he spent the last 3 years licking Donald Trump’s boots. I hope to see him disbarred, and also perhaps behind bars with all of his buddies, including Trump!


  1. Jill, just a few threads here. Asian American hate crimes are on the rise, Black males and females seem to have targets on their backs more so than white Americans in the eyes of too many law enforcement officials. And, someone who defames the office he holds with his deceitful, corrupt and seditious behavior is not held accountable. We must hold people to account. Otherwise, we are not living up to our ideals. Keith

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    • I very much agree with all you say, Keith. This is the problem, has been a problem for a long time, but in the past few years seems to have escalated … else we are just now becoming aware of the scope of the problem. People in positions of power are not held accountable for their actions, and when a few get by with it, then that’s like an open invitation to others to do the same. For the past 4 years, the person who should be held to the very highest standards of responsibility and accountability has been given a free ride to lie, cheat, steal, defy the Constitution and more. What sort of an example does that set?

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  2. I’m SO TIRED of flagrant U.S. annihilation of justice, partisan hubris and pouting white power tantrums. Miller wouldn’t be given the time of day in Canada, he’d languish in conspiracy muck with flat earthers. Honestly don’t know how you keep sane. Sigh.

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    • Who says I’m still sane??? Me??? Hardly! If you could have heard the conversation I carried on with my car (her name is Greta, after Greta Thunberg) this afternoon, you would have made a reservation for me at the nearest psychiatric ward! But seriously, yes, I am sick and damn tired of the whole thing. And as for Mr. Miller, I nominate him to be the first civilian to fly on one of Elon Musk’s spaceships to outer nowhere! He is the definition of one of the world’s biggest problems today. Sigh.

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  3. I think what Chauvin’s lawyer is suggesting is that for anyone to attend this anniversary march it shows they believe blacks are not given equal treatment and tis predisposes them against whites. A good tactic and one that could win depending upon who hears it. Any other response other than ‘suck it’ doesn’t even begin to approach justice.Thiscase warrants a very long sentence.
    I have never believed Barr told the truth about the Mueller report because of his ties to Trump. The DOJ should have no such ties and should be glad to provide anything they can. If not then the wrong people are there and Biden should oust the incumbents.
    So Miller had better start providing proof that white people are not receiving help but p/o/c are. He needs to be shot down in flames before starting a round of Fox TV chat shows spouting his rubbish.

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    • Attending an anniversary celebration of MLK’s speech, wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt, should hardly be a disqualifying factor in any case. Heck, I have a BLM sticker on both of my vehicles … doesn’t mean I can’t make a fair and honest judgement. And a 2nd trial with a different jury would end the same … no way anybody can look at that video, read the facts, and find Chauvin innocent. No way!

      No, we could all tell Barr was sugar-coating the facts of the report from the beginning, but now he may actually be held to account for covering up wrongdoing on the part of Trump and his family/minions. I suspect Merrick Garland will agree to hand over the memo.

      Miller should be shot down in flames … he has no basis for his complaint, but no doubt he will pursue it to the nth degree anyway. Phew … what in hell has happened to this country??? It appears that 40% of the population are arrogant white supremacists. Where did this come from? I cannot … will not … continue to live in and support such a nation. I literally hate what the U.S. stood for under the regime of the former guy, and appears to continue to stand for under Mitch McConnell’s rule. 😥

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