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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

JUDGE ZABEL RESIGNS AND WAR

UPDATE: JUDGE ZABEL HAS RESIGNED!
The Judge has been dealing with well known legal issues involving her husband for some time now. It is unknown if this action is related to that and whether she has any liability for being listed on companies that her husband used which are the basis for criminal issues. 

At 4:30 AM on April 11, 1861, soldiers of the Confederacy fired upon the Union Fort Sumter.  The next day Union soldiers surrendered the Fort. 

Confederate Secretary of State Robert Toombs was the only voice in opposition to President Jefferson Davis's order to take the Fort. Toombs prophetically wrote Davis "You will only strike a hornet's nest.  Legions now quiet will swarm out and sting us to death. It is unnecessary. It puts us in the wrong. It is fatal."

Jefferson Davis of course famously tweeted that the order and the shots were "fake news". That didn't work out for him in the end. 

The opening moves of the war that devastated our states and split our country are on our mind as the current POTUS moves the United States towards firing shots upon a dastardly enemy in Syria. 

However this concerns us: 

In 2013 Trump tweeted this, which wasn't bad advice. 



Why do we keep broadcasting when we are going to attack Syria. Why can't we just be quiet and, if we attack at all, catch them by surprise?...For the first time in the history of military operations a country has broadcast what, when and where they will be doing in a future attack!



On Wednesday, POTUS tweeted this:


Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia,  because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!

So Rumpole wants to know why POTUS can't follow his own advice? 
Or are the tweets Fake News?
Or are the people in charge incompetent? 

We are worried. 
Fight the power. 

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Fort Sumter April 12th?

Anonymous said...

The search warrant on trump's attorney reportedly allows uncle Sam to get communications between the two related to the access Hollywood tape, and also communications about "potential sources of negative publicity." Wow.

Query: these communications would supposedly provide evidence of what possible crime? Some election law violation? I'm confused... someone have an idea?

If this is an election law crime, is it even prosecuted?

Much like Flynn was set up in a perjury trap about the never- prosecuted Logan act, this seems disturbing to me.

Maybe somebody has a good theory what the predicate crime in the warrant was.

Anonymous said...

Gonna miss the Z
she was a mensch

Anonymous said...

What are they accused of??

Anonymous said...

I love Zabars. Best Lox and whitefish in the city.

Anonymous said...

I feel the same as 8:58. Judge Zabel is a really nice person. I wish her and her family well.

Anonymous said...

You have to love these right-wing assholes. "Perjury trap," like when they ask you a question and you have a choice; be honest, or tell a lie.

Anonymous said...

That is sad about Judge Zabel. No one wants to see anyone suffer.

Maybe the Governor will elevate County Court Judge Hanzman to that spot?

Anonymous said...

Zabel is nice but she's in quite the precocious pickle

Anonymous said...

Talk about wrong - why has the State Attorney looked into the antitrust and price fixing issues of having SIR KENNETH W being the sole owner of the parking lots surrounding or Justice Bldg?

Wait, HE decides the cost to park? That is powerful SIR.

Anonymous said...

Saw Zabel in Kennytown. No doubt seeing Sir Kenny. She'll be fine.

the trialmaster said...

Tried a couple of jury trials with Judge Zabel. Found her fair and tried to do the right thing. She was one of our better judges, mature and not fresh out of the SAO looking to drink at the public trough.

Anonymous said...

Loved Judge Zabel and sorry to see her go.

Anonymous said...

Sarah Zabel is a wonderful woman & excellent judge.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 7:50. Nobody should be prosecuted for election law crimes. Especially not a Lawyer associated with the president. Mr. Cohen is responsible for the fact that the president cannot find other lawyers to work on his case. Imagine trying to find another lawyer willing to mortgage his house in order to pay a porn star not to share assignation stories about a man committed to making America great again all the while not consulting with the man to see whether he approves. This man should not be investigated, he should be canonized. Lawyers paying to help clients avoid public embarrassment! America is getting greater everyday.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 1:29. Everyone should be prosecuted for election law crimes. Especially in states where, statistically, there is a high probability of election fraud, namely states with high numbers of non-citizens and especially non-citizens with State ID and Drivers Licenses. (Hello California). Election law, after all, is so sacrosanct that we are throwing millions of dollars into an investigation of the President for election law, certainly we should be as zealous against the possibility that non-citizens are voting illegally. I know 1:29 agrees with me.

He or she will no doubt support the requirement that a photo ID be shown at all voting locations. A quick and painless electronic background check should be done. After all -- we run background checks on drivers, what's the big deal? This is voting, the most important function of citizenship, and violating election law, as 1:29 knows, amounts to high crimes.

There should be consequences. If the President's lawyer violated election law, he should thrown in the slammer. And if any non-citizen presents themselves to vote, fraudulently, they should be deported.

Glad we agree on how important this is.

Anonymous said...

I like Sarah too but, you should see her name all over tons of fraudulent stuff. She is clearly married to an idiot.

Anonymous said...

Lots of dishonest criminals are fair and nice.

But, they are still dishonest criminals.

Anonymous said...

Aren't judges (and lawyers) supposed to avoid even the APPEARANCE of impropriety, even if there isn't any impropriety? Even if she cannot be charged with the scams her husband ran, it sure does APPEAR improper that her name is all over the documents. She is a very nice person, but that's not a judicial requirement. Being "beyond ethical reproach" is.

Anonymous said...

407. If you don't like the places where the liberals live, you can always move out of South Florida and set up shop in a place where people who think like you predominate. Alabama or West Virginia. Only qualified American voters there. YEEHAAA! Oh and so far Your boy Trump hasn't produced one fraudulent voter. Except for Bannon.

Anonymous said...

Hey 407. This is why we can’t have nice things and why elected republicans are becoming a endangered species in California. The golden state is highly educated and high functioning and therefore they won’t buy the stupid, racists crap which is the only thing you currently sell. You say that evil, sophisticated Mexican farm workers are stealing elections from decent Americans. This is the type of lies which is being trafficked by Republicans and their Russian allies to divide this country. You can peddle this stuff in kanas but it won’t sell in Cali.