My weekly look at the Right Wing’s most ridiculous statements, unhinged characters, and all-around foolishness.
Let’s begin with our new U.S. Attorney General, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III. After Hawaii’s Federal Judge Derrick Watson blocked the Guy-Currently- Residing-in-the-White-House’s (GCRIWH) revised travel ban, Sessions said in an interview:
“We are confident that the president will prevail on appeal and particularly in the Supreme Court, if not the 9th Circuit… I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power.”
Now, I can be a bit of a nit-picker, but I think the U.S. Attorney General should have at least an elementary grasp of the law, maybe even the Constitution. One could write his ignorance off as a result of being raised in Alabama, rated 42nd in education nationally; problem is, Sessions actually voted to put Judge Watson on the bench.
From the same vein of ignorance of the Constitution comes this mixed up legal argument from lawyers for GCRIWH. They’re defending the orange one and his campaign in a legal action brought by some folks who were roughed up at one of his rallies:
…protestors have their own First Amendment right to express dissenting views, but they have no right to do so as part of the campaign rally of the political candidates they oppose.
Yes, they believe the only place you can legally protest is at a rally for the candidate you agree with. As it turns out, one of the Deplorables doing the assaulting is also suing Trump. From News Corpse:
On Monday one of the perpetrators, 75-year-old white nationalist Alvin Bamberger, responded with a lawsuit of his own. However, it was not directed at those accusing him of assault. It’s directed at Donald Trump.
According to the filing: “To the extent that Bamberger acted, he did so in response to – and inspired by – Trump and/or the Trump campaign’s urging to remove the protesters.
If Bamberger is adjudged liable to Nwanguma for his actions, Trump and/or the Trump campaign should be adjudged liable to Bamberger in an equal sum, because Trump and/or the Trump campaign urged and inspired Bamberger to act as he did.’
Those big, tough, White Nationalists, so bold in a crowd of the like-minded. Get arrested and they start squealing like a pig, and crying like a baby: “Trump made me do it!”
On to North Carolina, where an investigation into voter fraud found one woman had “illegally cast a ballot on behalf of her deceased mother”. The News and Observer reports:
“If anything happens, you have my power of attorney and you be sure to vote for Donald Trump for me,” the mother allegedly told the daughter.
“[M]y actions were in no way intended to be fraudulent but were done during my grief and an effort to honor my mother’s last request,” the daughter explained to authorities.
The state decided not to press charges. Let’s all go out and add a vote on behalf of our deceased relatives in 2018, shall we? We can blame it on grief from our national embarrassment.
Tom Cotton, tells us we have no reason to think the Orange Idiot has anything to hide regarding his taxes:
It doesn’t take a lot of effort to find out where Donald Trump has connections overseas. He normally puts his name on buildings when he has them.
I’m guessing Tommy’s too young to recall Leona Helmsley who, despite having her name on numerous properties, was sentenced to prison for tax fraud. And she didn’t owe foreign governments millions.
Gisela Allen, conservative candidate for Scotland’s Glasgow Council, gave a stream of consciousness style answer to the Sunday Herald‘s question: “Why do you want to be a councillor?” Among several statements she made was this little gem:
“I am not anti-gay, but how can you call that a community? Sex life is everybody’s private affair. You do not come out and declare openly.
Do you think I am going all over the city and saying my idea of a sexually-attractive creature is a gorilla? When I go to a zoo and I see a gorilla my hormones go absolutely crazy. I find a gorilla very attractive.
I got nothin’. Except to point out that the only folks talking or thinking about sex with animals are always Conservatives.
Finally, the GCRIWH has embarrassed the country YET AGAIN. The UK’s Daily Mail reports:
Donald Trump has demanded a carriage procession down the Mall as an essential element for his state visit. The US President is said to have ‘made it clear’ that the gold-plated carriage procession to Buckingham Palace should go ahead, marking an unprecedented security operation.
The Metropolitan Police are already said to be preparing for the ‘biggest public order operation in several years’ as protests are expecting when President Trump visits the UK in October.
A source told the Times: ‘The vehicle which carries the president of the United States is a spectacular vehicle, designed to withstand a massive attack like a low-level rocket granade. ‘If he is in a golden coach being dragged up the Mall by a couple of horses, the risk factor is dramatically increased.’
Hell, I say let him ride!