And stand by for the orchestra of doomsayers who will immediately explain why this doesn’t matter because he (probably) won’t die in prison for it. That’s not the point. The point is that a jury concluded that Trump had done
a crime lots of crimes (34 count indictment!?) and deserves to stand trial for it. First time in American history this happened, so just take a moment to bask in the glory of this precedent.
I’m sometimes exhausted by these conversations. I know everybody’s not old enough to have paid attention to Watergate, and I probably wouldn’t have been either if I hadn’t grown up in the DC suburbs where it was both a local and national story. That was a fraternity prank compared to what went down in the Trump “administration” and has continued since, because they kept crime-ing.
This is going to take time, and it’ll probably come down to a race between the Special Counsel and Trump’s arteries to see how it ends, but it’s a good thing.
Meanwhile, let’s do a happy dance for Disney! Remember when Gov. DeFascist had a tantrum and decided to get even with Disney by dissolving the Reedy Creek Improvement District? Yeah, well, unintended consequences, and all that.
Reedy Creek did a totally legal and above board move and gave its power back to Disney on its way out. They published their intentions. They gave proper notice of the meeting. They did everything they were legally required to do, and apparently none of DeSantis’s crack legal team noticed it was happening. They’ve been too busy doing an end zone dance about how they stuck it to the “woke” Mouse to bother monitoring published meeting agendas. He’d moved on to banning books and giving vouchers to shitty charter schools to undermine public education. I guess we should be grateful that these people are so BAD at their attempted authoritarianism.
Our Doughy Overlord Wannabe Dictator has a Big Mad now, and swears they will fight this move by Disney, and he swears no taxpayer dollars will be used, so, they’re going to the Supreme Court with pro bono representation? I have no idea, but I’m pretty sure Disney will deal with it.
It’s been a good day for the good guys and the rule of law.
5 thoughts on “Happy 1st Indictment Day!”
Another explanation: https://apple.news/AfYyvSfRAQF-rO1v06GJ92w
I hate to waste a wonder, but how do these people even pretend to function? I also love the fact that tRump’s lawyers can’t even get him to sit still and hear the charges prior to his appearance. We live in a strange time.
“Declaration shall continue in effect until 21 years after the death of the last survivor of the descendants of King Charles III, King of England.” So totally . . . I am at a loss for words.
If you want a concise and funny explanation of “the rule against perpetuities” (which is how poor little Lilibet got dragged into this) I recommend this interview with Ethan Bearman: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/poor-unfortunate-don-feat-ethan-bearman/id1473747182?i=1000606674751
It starts at 14 minutes. He’s not kidding about the flashbacks to 1st year real estate law. I was only a paralegal and I both hooted with laughter AND had PTSD.
That was great, thanks!
It is going to be interesting! Actually I’m fascinated by the whole Disney thing – hard to believe DeSantis wasn’t paying attention to what was happening, almost like he didn’t think anyone was capable of screwing him! BTW tRump looks terrible, not that I care.