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by fierceredpanda
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: American Culture & Current Events
Topic: Nunes v Twitter
Replies: 83
Views: 1648

Re: Nunes v Twitter

RoadScholar wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:00 pm
I dunno... I’ll have to ruminant on that one.
Come on, people. We are better than this.

We need to steer clear of the obvious puns.

:rimshot:
by fierceredpanda
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: American Culture & Current Events
Topic: Nunes v Twitter
Replies: 83
Views: 1648

Re: Nunes v Twitter

Mikedunford wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:54 pm
fierceredpanda wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:10 am
I would like to propose that the Streisand Effect be renamed the Nunes Effect.

When will people learn that loudly insisting that people not to think of elephants centipedes makes everyone immediately think of elephants centipedes?
FIFY. You're welcome. :mrgreen:
:rotflmao: :clap:
by fierceredpanda
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: American Culture & Current Events
Topic: Nunes v Twitter
Replies: 83
Views: 1648

Re: Nunes v Twitter

I would like to propose that the Streisand Effect be renamed the Nunes Effect.

When will people learn that loudly insisting that people not to think of elephants makes everyone immediately think of elephants?
by fierceredpanda
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: American Culture & Current Events
Topic: Nunes v Twitter
Replies: 83
Views: 1648

Re: Nunes v Twitter

I feel like Nunes has blown that argument in the jurisdiction section of his complaint, where he goes on about Twitter's "sufficient contacts in Henrico County, Virginia" to establish jurisdiction there in order to file this suit. But I confess, civil procedure has never been my strong suit. Crimina...
by fierceredpanda
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: American Culture & Current Events
Topic: Nunes v Twitter
Replies: 83
Views: 1648

Re: Nunes v Twitter

Prediction: Defendants' motion for removal to federal court is filed in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... Then Nunes gets a letter basically like this: Dear Plaintiff, Welcome to the civil docket for the Richmond Division of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Your suit will be han...
by fierceredpanda
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: The Cult of Victimhood
Replies: 33
Views: 772

Re: The Cult of Victimhood

I have questions as to whether a federal court would hear a case of, or grant certiorari to, a 1st amendment auditor arguing that he or she has a free speech right to act an ass outside a military installation. I say "act an ass" because these folks don't seem to me to be journalists or artists. An...
by fierceredpanda
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: The Cult of Victimhood
Replies: 33
Views: 772

Re: The Cult of Victimhood

I have questions as to whether a federal court would hear a case of, or grant certiorari to, a 1st amendment auditor arguing that he or she has a free speech right to act an ass outside a military installation. I say "act an ass" because these folks don't seem to me to be journalists or artists. An...
by fierceredpanda
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: The Cult of Victimhood
Replies: 33
Views: 772

Re: The Cult of Victimhood

No, his location was on a public right of way. He was on the side of a public street and there was a sidewalk and a pedestrian crossing signal. It’s not that the rules are overly broad - there is no rule against photography of anything that is visible from public. The poorly trained/ignorant/lying ...
by fierceredpanda
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Elliott Broidy
Replies: 52
Views: 2899

Re: Elliott Broidy

I'm a little curious why nothing has come of this if he was raided back in the summer. I mean, generally if you're looking at a target of an investigation as the "bank," i.e., the person doing the laundering, obviously the best thing is to keep the raid under wraps as long as possible so you can go ...
by fierceredpanda
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: The Cult of Victimhood
Replies: 33
Views: 772

Re: The Cult of Victimhood

Some of those are counts that I wouldn't mind seeing struck down as unconstitutional - particularly if the photographs in question weren't of anything sensitive on the bases. Agreed. 18 USC 795 in particular is a statute I have mentioned in a previous post as being absurdly overbroad. Google Earth ...
by fierceredpanda
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Christchurch
Replies: 136
Views: 2301

Re: Christchurch

The Daily Beast is saying the shooters advertised ahead of time on 8chan. Because of course. Also, how has that video not been taken down yet? Mind you, I'm actually in favor of more images and videos of mass shootings being made available to the public, because I think people need to see what these...
by fierceredpanda
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Soto v. Bushmaster Firearms International
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Soto v. Bushmaster Firearms International

The Court's opinion is lengthy, but readable, and provides the foundations for CUPTA and PLCAA. Footnotes cite the Congressional Record to support the CUPTA exception theory. This was drafted with a potential U.S.Supreme Court Appeal in mind. I haven't read the opinion yet, but I'd nonetheless bet ...
by fierceredpanda
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Soto v. Bushmaster Firearms International
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Soto v. Bushmaster Firearms International

I haven't been following this case, but I thought Remington (Bushmaster's parent company) went bankrupt. One wonders if there will be any way for the plaintiffs to collect if they win on the merits.
by fierceredpanda
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Congress
Topic: Legislation to stop Trump's declaration of emergency
Replies: 64
Views: 2424

Re: Legislation to stop Trump's declaration of emergency

That sort of nonsense seems infantile to me. It appals me that legislators are amused and attracted by such unfunny, petty, crap. Does anybody in The Real World™ find it inspiring? Oh, I don't know. Bear in mind that the USA PATRIOT Act was indeed an acronym ("Uniting and Strengthening America by P...
by fierceredpanda
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: Legislation to stop Trump's declaration of emergency
Replies: 64
Views: 2424

Re: Legislation to stop Trump's declaration of emergency

The Hill The legislation — known as the Assuring that Robust, Thorough, and Informed Congressional Leadership is Exercised Over National Emergencies (Article One) Act — would be a significant change to the mechanism Congress has to block a national emergency declaration. That must be a new all-time...
by fierceredpanda
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: DOJ: massive college cheating scheme
Replies: 86
Views: 2236

Re: DOJ: massive college cheating scheme

Fair warning: I am in a grouchy mood today. I think this case is mostly bullshit, and it was only major news because today was an otherwise slow news day, something we haven't had much of in the Trump Era - which sort of makes my point when I say that I'm concerned the media have an unstated desire ...
by fierceredpanda
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Republicans Behaving Typically
Replies: 657
Views: 51786

Re: Republicans Behaving Typically

Al D'Amato used to be basically every Democrat's favorite Republican. Also, if that allegation is true, he should be subject to prosecution. But he won't, because my educated guess is that it would fall under the discretion of Cy Vance and the New York County District Attorney's Office - and Vance h...
by fierceredpanda
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: USA v Roger J. Stone, Jr., USDC-DC, Obstruction, False Statements, Witness Tampering
Replies: 656
Views: 18770

Re: USA v Roger J. Stone, Jr., USDC-DC, Obstruction, False Statements, Witness Tampering

I noticed that they did not address the Judge's suggestion that Stone may have committed perjury. There's no way a sane lawyer would respond to that suggestion. Any concession by counsel that Stone was less-than-honest under oath could be imputed to Stone and might get him indicted for perjury. Sto...
by fierceredpanda
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Suicide
Replies: 30
Views: 1905

Re: Suicide

As a purely recreational cyclist (albeit a slightly obsessive one), Kelly Catlin's death is hitting me very hard this morning. :(
by fierceredpanda
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: US v. Manafort (Guilty Plea); Kilimnik; Gates (Guilty Plea): 17-cr-201: USDC for DC; Money-Laundering, Conspiracy & FARA
Replies: 1594
Views: 63130

Re: US v. Manafort (Guilty Plea); Kilimnik; Gates (Guilty Plea): 17-cr-201: USDC for DC; Money-Laundering, Conspiracy &

Sam the Centipede wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:39 am
Profile … reads more like a hagiography! If that extract is typical, the author is definately a fan of Judge Jackson. I hope that approval is not misplaced.
In fairness, Judge Jackson has a pretty sterling reputation that predates her involvement in the Mueller-related cases.
by fierceredpanda
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Trial: US v Manafort, Eastern District of Virginia
Replies: 1145
Views: 34300

Re: Trial: US v Manafort, Eastern District of Virginia

I have a sentencing hearing first thing tomorrow morning for a client who has faced some real struggles, and I just have no stomach for it after this.

I always used to joke that if you want to do more time in jail, commit less serious crimes. That joke just got a lot less amusing. :sick:
by fierceredpanda
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Trial: US v Manafort, Eastern District of Virginia
Replies: 1145
Views: 34300

Re: Trial: US v Manafort, Eastern District of Virginia

47 months. Meanwhile, my clients get excoriated by idiot judges like this one, told they are terrible people, and handed down draconian sentences in the name of appearing "tough on crime." But sending someone who has literally made a living - not to mention millions upon millions of dollars - by com...
by fierceredpanda
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Trial: US v Manafort, Eastern District of Virginia
Replies: 1145
Views: 34300

Re: Trial: US v Manafort, Eastern District of Virginia

Ridiculous. Ellis is doing nothing to change my mind about him as a judge.
by fierceredpanda
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Trial: US v Manafort, Eastern District of Virginia
Replies: 1145
Views: 34300

Re: Trial: US v Manafort, Eastern District of Virginia

As an atheist defense attorney, there is literally nothing about my job I hate more than when my clients invoke their faith or claim to have found religion in jail at their sentencing hearings. First, of course it sounds disingenuous and insincere. Second, I'm just sitting there literally screaming ...
by fierceredpanda
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Trial: US v Manafort, Eastern District of Virginia
Replies: 1145
Views: 34300

Re: Trial: US v Manafort, Eastern District of Virginia

much ado wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:31 pm
[...] it's excruciating.
And the judge seems to be dragging it out.
This judge is, IMO, borderline incompetent, so that may have more to do with ineptitude and lack of preparation than any desire to draw out the agony for the defense.

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