Our theme today is moral relativism
Trump has unemployment so low, he even got
Colin Kaepernick an interview
You saw what happened to Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa. May be a Bo Jackson kind of career-ending injury. Could have happened on any play. The Packers have a promising season ahead of them that all goes kerflooie if Aaron Rodgers goes down. Should sign Colin Kaepernick, who has actual NFL experience. Yes, I know. But they can get him cheap. If he takes a knee, toss him out on Lombardi Avenue. Write it into his contract.
BTW, Mr. Kaepernick: white people did not oppress you; they raised you.
The horror! A cancelled subscription
In today’s WI State Journal (11-18-19) Leonard Pitts Jr. frets about the White House canceling its subscription to the New York Times and a fellow in Idaho who misfiles library books critical of Republicans. Hardly a book burning.
In Madison, you get your political sign wrecked, one entire side of your house spray painted (requiring new siding), and your American flag shredded on Veterans Day if you support Donald Trump. WKOW TV-27 has the story.
Vicki McKenna interviews the victim at the 52:55 mark.
Students at a New York university shut down economist’s talk.
Your analogy also missed, Frank
Of Trump’s phone call with the president of Ukraine, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni makes this analogy:
I came to your house with a gun. … I tied you to a chair, took a step back and repeatedly fired. But my arm twitched; every bullet missed. Meanwhile, you slipped your knots and fled. By the reasoning of Rep. Jim Jordan, I did absolutely noting wrong. You’re alive! … An unconsummated crime is no crime at all, or so … Republican[s] argue.
Nice, try, Bruni. No cigar. Trump invaded no one’s home, tied no one to a chair, did not fire a gun point blank at a victim. What’s more: It’s OUR money Trump briefly withheld (not that President Zelensky ever noticed) not theirs. In fact, the president of Ukraine said he never felt threatened.
Liberal Judge helps illegal immigrant escape
The New York Times has a page one story on a suburban Boston circuit court judge who ordered the official court recorder turned off so that an immigration detainee could escape through a rear courtroom door, through the rear parking lot and over a fence. She had told the ICE agent to wait in the lobby. The illegal immigrant had been arrested on narcotics charges, was suspected for drunk driving, and was deported twice before.
Glory be to God, a federal prosecutor brought criminal charges against the state judge. Obstruction of justice.
Of course, “legal heavyweights have rallied to her defense,” the Times reports. “Massachusetts is home to all those liberals who hate Donald Trump, you know what I’m trying to say,” one of them said. “You don’t indict a sitting judge without getting direct clearance from Washington.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: A judge doesn’t turn off the audio recorder and permit the defendant to make a run for it, know what I’m trying to say? Then again, maybe the judge in federal court will turn off the audio recorder and let Judge Shelley Joseph make a run for it.
⇒ Then again, is that terribly different from Dane County judges slapping ankle bracelets on repeat offenders? Some of them repeat bail jumpers!