July 18, 2019

At the Ducks-in-a-Row Café...

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... get your ducks in a row.

97 comments:

Lawrence Person said...

Impeachment motion tabled.

Trump is such a tremendous threat to the Republic that 137 Democrats voted not to impeach him, including Tim Ryan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and even Adam Schiff.

Original Mike said...

My ducks are in a row, thank you very much.

Once written, twice... said...
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Once written, twice... said...

Ann is such a phony. Trump clearly did not cut the chant short. Nothing that Ann highlighted from the New York Times is untrue.

Once written, twice... said...

Here is the New York Times quote
"... when he railed against a Somali-born congresswoman, as Republicans in Congress rushed to distance themselves and their party from the ugly refrain. Mr. Trump said he was 'not happy' with the chant [and] claimed that he had tried to cut off the chant, an assertion contradicted by video of the event. Asked why he did not stop it, Mr. Trump said, 'I think I did — I started speaking very quickly.' In fact, as the crowd roared 'send her back,' Mr. Trump looked around silently and paused as the scene unfolded in front of him, doing nothing to halt the chorus. 'I was not happy with it,' Mr. Trump said on Thursday at the White House. 'I disagree with it.'"

Nowhere does it asks the reader to get inside Trump’s head. Instead, it just presents the facts.

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

Once written is back. Here I thought xe might have drowned xerself in the toilet after the Mueller report came out and made the Dems look like bozos.

traditionalguy said...

Ducks walking the plank. That must be a sign of an early winter.

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

Once written: Nobody gives a shit.

n.n said...

Trump is such a tremendous threat to the Republic that 137 Democrats voted not to impeach him

The witches have been hunted. The warlocks have been judged. The hunters and judges are on trial. That said, he represents the same risk as catastrophic anthropogenic global warming, less the prophecy and inference, which leaves global warming, a positive development for the climate, environment, and carbon-based life.

Once written, twice... said...

I came back to Ann’s blog tonight to see if she was still playing to her Althouse Hillbillies worse instincts. Ann will be just fine with this lying bully to the bitter end.

n.n said...

Trump is such a tremendous threat to the Republic that 137 Democrats voted not to impeach him

It can only mean that their Choice is unpopular, and that he is sill viable.

Beasts of England said...

Pretty lake! I bet that water's kinda chilly, though.

Once written, twice... said...

Trump did not start speaking again until the chant died down. Does Ann acknowledge that obvious fact?

Ann is such a phony.

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

"Ann will be just fine with this lying bully to the bitter end."

January 2025.

narciso said...

Also the case against flynns business partner is falling apart


https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-to-nominate-gene-scalia-son-of-late-supreme-court-justice-antonin-scalia-for-secretary-of-labor.amp&ved=2ahUKEwiS0_z26r_jAhWO1lkKHUFNATwQiJQBMAR6BAgFEAM&usg=AOvVaw142tFrtbi2-4PoUXHnQrr7&ampcf=1

narciso said...

As I reminded on the other thread, hirai Ali who is enlightened on many matters is not well regarded by the left like the extant splc that denied a most personal occurance that happened to her.

Once written, twice... said...

I don’t rule out that it will be after 2025, but it will end in disgrace for those who compromised themselves in support of him.

What Trump is a genius at is getting people like Ann to accept his bald faced lies which pulls them even tighter in his orbit of support.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

The FBI has intervened in the murder investigation of former Arkansas Sen. Linda Collins-Smith, who was probing child trafficking cases & Jeffrey Epstein at the time of her death

US Court of Appeals preparing to release 2,000 pages of documents revealing sex crimes committed by prominent American politicians, business executives, & foreign leaders

At least nine times while he was in "jail," Palm Beach sheriffs escorted Jeffrey Epstein to his house and allowed him to be unsupervised inside for hours at a time.

Julia Salazar — the Brooklyn state senator who has been called out for falsely painting herself as a working-class immigrant — was living off a trust fund worth $10 million while mounting her socialist campaign, new campaign finance disclosures reveal

https://nypost.com/2019/07/18/democratic-socialist-julia-salazar-dipped-into-massive-trust-fund-during-campaign/

Ilhan Omar Happened Because Media Chose to Lie to You

https://pjmedia.com/davidsteinberg/ilhan-omar-happened-because-media-chose-to-lie-to-you/

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

Once written, twice... said...
I don’t rule out that it will be after 2025, but it will end in disgrace for those who compromised themselves in support of him."

Considering how vindictive and evil Leftists are, I have no doubt that they will seek revenge when they regain power.

tim maguire said...

“Send her back” is stupid, but ultimately a big fat nothing. It’s not a threat, Omar is not in fear.

The media will milk it for all they can and then they’ll move on to the next outrage.

Leland said...

So the NYT wants us to know, the Soviets were more woke than NASA. They allowed trans men to participate in women Olympic events first.

Once written, twice... said...

Would Ann have excused and defended these bald faced lies if President Obama had engaged in them?

At some point over the last decade a dark shadow started to creep over Ann’s soul as can be seen in her ludicrous gyrations to excuse and explain away Trump’s morally sick actions over the past several days.

Drago said...

Once Written: "What Trump is a genius at is getting people like Ann to accept his bald faced lies which pulls them even tighter in his orbit of support."

It should be noted Once Written was a huge fan and advocate for the Russia Collusion hoax, the Kavanaugh gang rape hoax, and every other hoax and lie the lefties have laid down.

Discuss.

narciso said...

Their heavy n 1 booster blew up four times, after korolev died in 1966 the heart went out of their lunar effort

Drago said...

Once written: "I came back to Ann’s blog tonight to see if she was still playing to her Althouse Hillbillies worse instincts."

Ilhan Omar supports ISIS members and Al Qaeda.

Ilhan Omar is a virulent anti-semite.

Ilhan Omar committed Tax Fraud and Immigration Fraud and couple other crimes along the way.

Once Written supports all of this...as if infanticide and open democrat collusion with Putin pals to inject Russian disinformation into our election wasn't enough.

Limited Perspective said...

Have you ever tried to make a long range shot with a rifle?

narciso said...

No goose for the gander:
https://mobile.twitter.com/yashar/status/1152023037895569409?s=21

Drago said...

Anyone else looking forward to Nadler waddling after Hope Hicks into the committee room with his pants hiked up to his armpits just to ogle her up close and personal?

LOL

The only thing missing is a chain around Hope Hicks and Nadler reaching his grubby little fingers into the water bowl to fish out a reptile which he then swallows whole while an intergalactic group plays in the background.

Big Mike said...

Wrong pier. We want the Squad to take a long walk off a short pier.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

fwiw

New developments in the Seth Rich case (Butowsky)

https://uncoverdc.com/2019/07/16/new-developments-in-the-seth-rich-case/

D. said...

We really should stop participating in the left/commie/msm/demoncrat "punch and judy" shows. They're boring.

stephen cooper said...

narciso - good to personalize these things
Soviet subs with nuclear power were quadrennial death traps because we had Rickover and they didn't
It is sad, actually, I wish they had had a Rickover of their own
movies about Soviet sub disasters are sad sad movies
anyway there is lots of good stuff about the moonshot you never hear
when they saw the blue mantle of the earth at least one of them thought of our Lady of Mount Carmel, or something like that, I read today
remember Episcopalians were basically Anglicans

narciso said...

They made it too big, thirty engines,
https://www.google.com/amp/s/jalopnik.com/this-insane-rocket-is-why-the-soviet-union-never-made-i-1448356326/amp

stephen cooper said...

Endeavor 2002 not Apollo 11 for the blue veil comment

Buzz Aldrin had some nice words to say in the lunar module
Gospel of John chapter 15

stephen cooper said...

engineering is difficult
propulsion is not intuitive


"The more you sweat in peace the less you bleed in war"

narciso said...

Yes there was the k 129 and then the widowmaker, one of those models is still in use in north korea.

pacwest said...

"Discuss."

I know I'm supposed to be nice to the trolls, but the thing that stands out to me most is their willingness to let others do their thinking for them. "Bully", "Racist", "Corrupt". These are not labels that come from examining his actions and record, they come from the constant drumbeat of others who tell them what to think. Opposition with reason is fine, it hones the edge of balance of viewpoints. Resistance without underlying reasoned cause is nothing more than the sign of a weak mind. I think that reasoned opposition has been beaten out of them by the state of public education today.

Ralph L said...

I'm a little shocked that PBS is showing all these programs full of white males doing great nationalistic things. Their program on Apollo 11 last night even mentioned that Buzz ate consecrated communion bread after they landed, which I didn't know before I read it yesterday at the Federalist. I suppose Kennedy's launching it made all of it OK.

Ralph L said...

The official launch of the new mid-engined Corvette is at 11 pm EDT tonight.

Original Mike said...

Hey once! How's your portfolio doing?

narciso said...

The bureau finally put up their report on events in Las Vegas back in 2017, its underwhelming

stephen cooper said...

great subs overall but bad propulsion

that was why they needed Rickover

mockturtle said...

From article linked by ICTA: ...Mr.Butowsky does not know exactly when the DNC figured out that Mr. Rich was the source of the leak. On July 10, 2016, however, Mr. Rich was fatally shot while walking home in Washington, D.C., and the murder has not been solved. Mr. Butowsky does not know whether the murder is related to Mr. Rich’s role in leaking DNC emails."

Well, we certainly know that robbery was not the motive. As my mother was fond of saying, "The whole thing stinks to high heaven!"

narciso said...

The police have no suspects, no one in a lineup, the prosecutor falls back on a post in sorcha fail, seriously

mockturtle said...

The media will milk it for all they can and then they’ll move on to the next outrage.

We are suffering from outrage inflation at this point. The impact becomes less and less. By the time election time rolls around it will have ceased to have any effect.

narciso said...

Meanwhile
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/17/inflation-rampant-in-tehran-as-iran-struggles-to-stem-rising-food-prices.html

iowan2 said...

In Des Moines, an Ecuadorian man that has been deported twice, shot and killed a mother and her two children.

But I'm sure he was seeking asylum so all is forgiven. Have to break a few eggs...something something

iowan2 said...

Oh I forgot. Today is the 1 year anniversary of the death of Molly Tibbets. A University of Iowa student who was at home for the summer, in the small town of Brooklyn IA, and out for a run when an Illegal alien hunted her down and killed her.

walter said...

I eagerly await summary of Omar meeting with Scalise to discuss navigating fear as legislators.

wildswan said...

Every time the left criticizes "Send her back" there will be another round of stories on her name, her age, her naturalization, her first husband, her second husband, her campaign violations, her attitude toward the Jews, her statements about 911, her statements about Black Hawk Down, her hatred for America - and whatever else comes out. These will cement in as the true face of the Democratic party 2019-2020. Lather, rinse, repeat. So we'll see how this plays out.

"Speech from the right against the left is violence but violence by the left against the right is speech" as some mastermind on here said a few days ago.

walter said...

Yeah..but there will be a larger round that don't include all that context.

Titus said...

I love watching the confirmation hearings especially the staff in the cheap seats. The democrats are surrounded by all colors, likely ivy grads and the pubes are surrounded by fat white males. Graduates of like Georgia state. Or Mississippi shit. There are 2 Americas. Obama was wrong. There is fab elite and there is gross flyovers.

walter said...

That's great tits.
Unfortunately, the ones you want to fuck will fuck you/us over.

Titus said...

Ann is a trump enabler. Leave her alone. He could shoot a black homo and she would defend him. Homos once she thought she was our friend but now know she is our enemy. I blame Meade and where is he now and the tebaggers getting on a bus complaining about the deficficit

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

Ah, Titus, you're so easily impressed. The mark of a hayseed, really. It would be rather cute if you were still a young man.

walter said...

(But LLR Chuck! might agree with you)

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

Now here's a hot homo:

https://www.walkawaycampaign.com/

purplepenquin said...

Hats off to the ones that put it all together
And keep their ducks in line.
Hats off to all the ones that erred before me
And taught me how to survive.


-Primus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww09MTULYkA&t=3m5s

narciso said...

You mean like the rich punk who doxxed the repuclican senator, Jackson hoxxo, who then ro work for another Democrat,

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

"Come on, man!" From 'Fronthole' to Shit-hole, taint nothin' like it:

"The words “manpower” and “manhole” will become “workforce” and “maintenance hole.”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/07/23-year-old-recent-grad-and-councilman-pushes-berkeley-to-banish-gender-specific-words-like-manhole/

narciso said...

They hire Pakistanis who dont even have it degrees and they pay them top dollar and then wonder how the information ends up in Islamabad and tehran.

Btw the mastermind of Mumbai the head of lasker e Tina who heads a political party in Pakistan, was arrested yesterdah.

William said...

I watched the live coverage of the demonstrations in Ferguson and Baltimore. With the exception of that one guy who tried to axe a fire hose, the media were pretty much complimentary of the protesters and their anxious search for justice. They were in some ways even more saintly than the Occupy Wall Street crowd, and that gang, with the exception of a few rapists, were the nicest people on God's green earth. Not like those people at the Trump rally. Someone in the media said that his blood ran cold when they started that chant. My God, they chanted. That's right up there with smirking when it comes to offenses against humanity and all that's decent. Thank heavens we have the media to tell us about the dark underside of Trump rallies, and the idealism that underlies people who will go to the death to defend Omar's right to tell Trump voters to shut up.

Yancey Ward said...

It is utterly amazing that the media are going to the mat to defend Omar, a woman that were she a Republican would be persona non grata everywhere. The more she is in the spotlight, the smarter Trump looks for attacking her in the first place.

purplepenquin said...

Drago saidIt should be noted Once Written was a huge fan and advocate for the Russia Collusion hoax, the Kavanaugh gang rape hoax, and every other hoax and lie the lefties have laid down.

Discuss.


It should be noted that Drago has made pretty much the same accusations about me (none of which are true). The similarity between the attacks seems to indicate he is working off of someone else's pre-generated script.

Discuss

William said...

It took me three tries, but I got through the new Mary Poppins movie that's playing on Netflix. It's almost okay. You can see that they spent a lot of money on sets and animation and special effects. It doesn't quite click, but the important thing is that they tried....The fact that it's such a near miss is even more irritating than if it were a total disaster.

narciso said...

Emily blunt, just doesn't fit the type, who would right for the role, who could pull off British accent and a light touch?

narciso said...

It didnt need to be remade, nor escape from witch mountain or any other mainstays from the 60s and 70s

Unknown said...

As I think I have said here before (I said it *somewhere*, anyway), I consider Mary Poppins Returns one of the best movies of 2018. It's amazing that they were able to make it without a trace of irony. I thought Blunt was good, and her You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover number was a riot. And finally to enter the Spring festival and find 92 year old Disney veteran Angela Lansbury there to sing the coda.. Movie magic.

William said...

I'm not really invested in Mary Poppins the way I was in Daenerys. I felt kind of betrayed the way Daenerys turned out to be a genocidal maniac in the last show. Nothing like that happened with Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins. I like Emily Blunt, but she's no Julie Andrews. There was something wholesome and benign about Julie Andrews. Emily Blunt has a dark streak. You could see her using Mary Poppins' superpowers for a malign purpose. She didn't actually do it, but I could see her going all Daenerys on the kids.

narciso said...

Yes I dont think pl flowers intended such a thing, one thinks of the assistant in Prada or rita verkoeski in tomorrow,

narciso said...

I can see why younger Hitchens behaves the way he does

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1155106/rotherham-grooming-scandal-paedophile-gangs-child-sex-abuse?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=dxfb&fbclid=IwAR2f1ACLC-mzFzJqQUchLYwzSjtO0OQDJYcrgXfq-_T6U0txPOEiZMOSjhs

narciso said...

Years later, the town councils dont have sympathy for the victims but the perpetrators

Bruce Hayden said...

Powerline: DAVID STEINBERG: TYING UP LOOSE THREADS IN THE CURIOUS CASE

In 1995, Ilhan entered the United States as a fraudulent member of the “Omar” family.

That is not her family. The Omar family is a second, unrelated family which was being granted asylum by the United States. The Omars allowed Ilhan, her genetic sister Sahra, and her genetic father Nur Said to use false names to apply for asylum as members of the Omar family.

Ilhan’s genetic family split up at this time. The above three received asylum in the United States, while Ilhan’s three other siblings — using their real names — managed to get asylum in the United Kingdom.

Ilhan Abdullahi Omar’s name, before applying for asylum, was Ilhan Nur Said Elmi.

Her father’s name before applying for asylum was Nur Said Elmi Mohamed. Her sister Sahra Noor’s name before applying for asylum was Sahra Nur Said Elmi. Her three siblings who were granted asylum by the United Kingdom are Leila Nur Said Elmi, Mohamed Nur Said Elmi, and Ahmed Nur Said Elmi.

Ilhan and Ahmed married in 2009, presumably to benefit in some way from a fraudulent marriage. They did not divorce until 2017.


To summarize, Ilhan appears to have entered the country fraudulently with her birth father and sister by falsely claiming to be part of the Omar family. That is when she became an ”Omar” instead of a “Said Elmi”. Two other sisters and her brother ended up in the UK under their real names (retaining the “Said Elmi”). She later apparently “married” her brother “Ahmed” when he was in the US to get him US citizenship. I put quotes around “married” because it is highly likely that the marriage, between two siblings with at least a common father (remember - Islam allows up to four wives) was void ab initio. As a note - it is probable that the marriage was never consummated, esp in view of the persistent rumors of Ahmed’s homosexuality.

Ilhan Omar/Said Elmi appears to have routinely, from an early age, committed immigration fraud, along with immigration fraud, tax fraud, bigamy, and possibly (but unlikely, I think) incest. Her immigration and naturalization may not be legally actionable as crimes, since she was apparently a minor at the time. But, if she has no close blood relationship, nor an adoption, with the Omar family, then she was not here legally a refugee. And that means that her citizenship, acquired through a special refugee program, is arguably invalid. And, if she can be deported, that would be presumably how.

narciso said...

This would be embarrassing as a press release:

https://www.thelily.com/ilhan-omar-made-history-when-she-was-elected-to-congress-heres-her-story/

Bruce Hayden said...

Let me add that Ilhan Omar née Nur Said Elmi’s father Nur Omar né Said Elmi Mohamed likely could not have qualified for asylum as a refugee because of his close family ties with the deposed brutal despot who had been ruling Somalia until he was deposed. That is presumably why half of his family had to pretend to be members of another family, the Omars, in order to immigrate. Proof of the relationship, or, more likely, lack thereof, with the Omars, should be simple with modern genetic testing.

Also, it appears that two brothers and a sister, and not the other way around, became naturalized British subjects.

Ralph L said...

@RepJerryNadler
Watching the President lie (again) to the American people, spreading racist and xenophobic propaganda against @Ilhan with the crowd being goaded into chants of “send her back” was both chilling and horrifying.

Chilling and horrifying. Where have I read that today?

mockturtle said...

Narciso@11:39, the UK is totally screwed--literally and figuratively. I'm sure there remain rational folk in Britain but they seem to be a small minority. Muslims are a protected class in the UK and leaders seem to be paving the way for them to totally dominate the culture and the legal system. "There will always be an England"? Or will it just be a shit-hole Albionistan?

Drago said...

Penguin: "The similarity between the attacks seems to indicate he is working off of someone else's pre-generated script."

LOL

Must be the russians....after all the other lefty russian conspiracy accusations have collapsed.

Better luck with this batch of russian conspiracy claims.

Discuss.



Yancey Ward said...

Trump should offer Omar a pardon for immigration fraud, and then sit back and watch the fireworks go off.

rehajm said...

Rachel Riley is a good Mary Poppins. Not sure she can act but the kids would be great at maths.

rehajm said...

The half life on the Trump rally outrage is a couple of days. Talking about the four morons is not a good look for lefties.

rehajm said...

There's gonna be dock poop.

rehajm said...

Give the old bird credit- Peggy Noonan correctly points out one: the left loves rubbing your face in their victories, and two: once upon a time racism was based on your actions and you could change, now racism is based on your skin color and change is not possible.

Which is kind of liberating in a way. One less thing for white people to worry about.

rehajm said...

Who would encourage such thinking? I’d say anyone who doesn’t really want racial progress

...and wants America to fail so it will look more like the place we just left.

stevew said...

Must be a duck spacing on docks ordinance.

Gonna be wicked hot this weekend, a scorchah, good time to huddle up in the basement workshop.

Be safe out there.

iowan2 said...

My La Crosse atomic clock tells me it is now 81 F. My rule of thumb is to add 20 degrees to the morning temperture, to get the days high. Mornings like this I try to ignore people talking about "feels like" temperatures.

AAT said...

I just read “The Spy Who Loved Me” and oddly, it was a ‘bodice ripper.’ It was nothing like the movie, and the title The Spy Who Shagged Me was probably more accurate. I then read why and it turns out that Fleming had disowned the book, tried to prevent it from coming out as a paperback, and forbade them to use anything but the title in the movie of the book. “Nobody Does It Better” probably was inspired by the book though, and there was a guy with metal teeth, from a prison dentist. He was tired of writing Bond books and it was experimental. The whole thing takes place in a tourist motel near Lake George, NY.

It was the first time I had seen the word “gash” used outside of feminist rants to put down men though, kind of like “vagina dentata,” another phrase you only hear from feminists. Although Fleming was trying to make the guy who said it look like scum. Anyway, its a quick read and gives you a different side of Fleming. Also, if you like romance novels ladies, you might enjoy it. Apparently it was more popular with women than with men at the time.

Big Mike said...

@Yancey (1:05 AM), you deserve a job in Trump’s White House. I love the way you think!

Howard said...

Very good (not great) 4 episode miniseries about Flemming in WWII
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleming:_The_Man_Who_Would_Be_Bond

rhhardin said...

When ducks cross a bridge, they break step.

Mr. Forward said...

Blogger rhhardin said...
When ducks cross a bridge, they break step.

So many great comments on this thread and this is what’s going to stick. This is how fake news works, it can’t be true but the image is so powerful I’ll never look at ducks and bridges without wondering.

Marc said...

Just read 'All Along the Ivory Tower' via The Music Salon: the writer is an academic Dylan fellow (his essay is at the Chronicle of Higher Education): the look into 'the world of Bob' was interesting even to me, containing also criticism, both explicit and implicit, of the academic world (there was a four day conference at the end of May at the University of Tulsa). "Fans aspire to have the mind of Bob; scholars, in theory at least, seek rather to assess the achievement of the work, independent from what Dylan thought or said about it, to figure out not what Dylan meant, but what a given song, or album, or performance does."

Marc said...

"Trump should offer Omar a pardon for immigration fraud, and then sit back and watch the fireworks go off." I hope someone at the White House goes through these comments threads.

Rusty said...

The problem is they're never lined up that well when you go to shoot em.

Bruce Hayden said...

Interesting court opinion denying Jeffrey Epstein bail. The short answer is that Epstein’s bail request was denied. But how the judge got there was the interesting part. The SDNY prosecutors appear to have done a masterful case arguing for remand. Wonder what would have happened if the execrable Preet Bharara we’re still the USA there. Epstein could really be facing serious time here. With just the two changes, so far, he could easily face the rest of his natural life in prison.

Remand was ordered on two interrelated grounds. One was danger to the community, and one was flight risk. The judge cited for the first that he was charged with very serious sex offenses by grand jury indictment that may net him 45 years. There was testimony that his people had intimidated potential witnesses in the FL case, and some of his more recent victims, minors at the time, testified as to their fear of his release. Mention was made of the pile of kiddie porn (my term) found in his NYC mansion, despite being a Class III registered sex offender in NY. The assumption seems to be that the prosecutors could, and probably would, up the charges, once they had a chance to wade through all those photos and videos. 45 years may be conservative.

Flight risk was a bit more straight forward. He had an expired false passport showing that he knew how to acquire false documents. He had overseas properties, and was arrested upon return from his place in Paris. He still has his Gulfstream, and could easily, given his great wealth, rent another. His only family connection in this country is his brother, with whom he rarely communicates. He is facing a 45 year sentence, at least. As the prosecution said, a classic flight risk.

The judge also rejected Epstein’s suggested house arrest and bail. Mention was made about what he did last time under house arrest. Also noted was that Epstein had provided a one page unaudited summary of his assets, supposedly totaling about a half a billion dollars. But it was unaudited and lacked detail, so was essentially useless. Also mentioned was that he supposedly made about $10 million a year. The most interesting note, to me, was the judges comment that the prosecution had included a claim for civil forfeiture of the very properties that Epstein was offering to pledge as collateral, starting with his $77 million NYC mansion. This is important to note, since the claim was that the properties were used in the commission of his crimes, mountains of illegal kiddie porn was discovered in his NYC mansion, mere possession of which is illegal, much was probably made there, and the standard of proof is by a preponderance of the evidence, instead of beyond a reasonable doubt, as is the case for the criminal charges. If the feds continue to push this, I think that they may soon be the happy owners of one of the nicer NYC mansions. As well as two private islands in the US Virgin Islands. They may pass on his NM compound, though, since they already own plenty of NM already. My surprise was that the judge (softly) called them out for offering to pledge these properties for collateral for bail.

Jim at said...

Would Ann have excused and defended these bald faced lies if President Obama had engaged in them?

If you want your ludicrous gyrations, you can keep your ludicrous gyrations. Period.

Meade said...

@Titus 10:59 PM,
Boo hoo. I laugh in your scrunched up crying little sexist face.