02 Jul 2011

DSK Case Collapse: Lawyers, Phone Calls & Money

It is not often you see the total implosion of a major criminal case in quite such a spectacular fashion as we have witnessed with the Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK) case in the last 24 plus hours.

02 Jul 2011

DSK Case Collapse: Lawyers, Phone Calls & Money the Shit Hits The Fan

The criminal case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is over, at least in anything but the most technical of senses; now the focus shifts to the underlying dynamics and lawyering on the case.

01 Jul 2011

Obama’s “Evolution” Accelerates: DOJ Formally Declares DOMA Unconstitutional

In a late filing in the Northern District of California (NDCA) case of Golinski v. US Department of Personnel Management, the Department of Justice has formally stated that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional.

30 Jun 2011

Will Cyrus Vance Turn His Head & Walk Away From DSK?

The case against DSK, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is disintegrating at the seams. It never seemed to be quite the closed case it was portrayed as, and now we are left to ask what lies beneath the messy and complicated incident.

26 Jun 2011

Trash Talk: Fox TV Sucks a Bag Of Big Honking Salted Dicks

Americans were denied the ability to watch the Grand Prix of Europe live and have no alternative but to watch it on tape delay long after the checkered flag dropped for Sebastian Vettel. This is just craven and malignant jackassery by Fox.

25 Jun 2011

New York’s Enlightenment & Some Thoughts On Perry Prop8 Case

Between last night’s marvelous happening in New York, the clear cut and admirable new policy by the Obama Administration, and the ever enlightened movement of society, I think the writing is on the wall for the California Supreme Court, and I think they will indeed find that the D-Is have the requisite standing, the 9th will roll with that and away we go to the United States Supreme Court. I truly believe the New York passage will leave such a marker that will carry all this through, and that is a beautiful thing.

25 Jun 2011

New York’s Enlightenment & Some Thoughts On Perry Prop8 Case

New York gets it done on marriage equality, and it will have many profound, and positive, ramifications for the Perry Prop 8 case.

23 Jun 2011

Thomas Drake Proved to Be Bloody Well Right

As you will recall, Tom Drake was belligerently prosecuted by the DOJ on trumped up espionage charges (See: here, here, here and here) and their case fell out from underneath them because they cravenly wanted to hide the facts. As a result, Drake pled guilty to about the piddliest little misdemeanor imaginable, and will be sentenced, undoubtedly, to no incarceration whatsoever, no fine and one year or less of unsupervised probation on July 15, 2011. But the entire Tom Drake matter emanated out of Drake’s attempt to internally, and properly, cooperate with a whistleblowing to the Department of Defense Inspector General.

23 Jun 2011

Thomas Drake Proved To Be Bloody Well Right

Thanks to POGO’s FOIA release here, we now know that not only was the persecution of Tom Drake by the DOJ completely bogus and vindictive, Tom Drake was bloody well right about TRAILBLAZER versus THIN THREAD to start with. Who couldda predicted?

20 Jun 2011

Obama War Powers Treachery and The Founders’ Remedies

If our society and political discourse cannot seriously discuss impeachment for the type of executive perfidy demonstrated by Barack Obama in relation to Libya and the War Powers Resolution, and could not discuss it during the Bush/Cheney crimes, then the impeachment provision of the Constitution has no meaning and should be stricken.