The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You, Paxton!
Well, Texas must be so proud. First a sitting governor (Hi Rick!) is indicted on federal corruption charges and now the Texas Attorney General is indicted too
McKINNEY — A grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on multiple felony charges, according to several sources who are familiar with the complaints.
The charges will be unsealed in McKinney on Monday about noon, and a Tarrant County judge has already been appointed to preside over the case, sources told News 8.
After the indictments are unsealed, Paxton can surrender to be photographed, fingerprinted and booked at any of the state’s 254 county jails.
It’s unclear exactly what Paxton will be indicted for, although a grand jury here has heard evidence that Paxton, 52, violated securities laws.
Texas: the US Laboratory for Bad Policy and Poor Choices continues their stellar tradition of electing scoundrals and grifters, all holding a flag and a Bible.
If you are teabagging, no pubic option is probably a good thing?
(Hat tip: Scissorhead Patrick Bjork)
(TPM) The Front Page Of The NY Daily News Today
“The end of these negotiations isn’t an unintended consequence of congressional action. It is very much an intended consequence. A feature, not a bug, so speak,” Cotton said in January, speaking at a conservative conference hosted by the advocacy group Heritage Action for America. [Huffington Post]
I think that could be submissable as evidence that Tehran Tom Cotton’s action was premeditated, should anyone pursue Logan Act charges.
UPDATE 1: Joe Biden has sumpin’ to say:
UPDATE 2: And Tehran Tom gives us motivation for his seditious acts as he meets with defense contractors:
Cotton is scheduled to appear at an “Off the Record and strictly Non-Attribution” event with the National Defense Industrial Association, a lobbying group for defense contractors, less than 24 hours after the letter was sent, reported The Intercept. [Raw Story]
UPDATE 3: Iran responds:
Asked about the open letter of 47 US Senators to Iranian leaders, the Iranian Foreign Minister, Dr. Javad Zarif, responded that “in our view, this letter has no legal value and is mostly a propaganda ploy. It is very interesting that while negotiations are still in progress and while no agreement has been reached, some political pressure groups are so afraid even of the prospect of an agreement that they resort to unconventional methods, unprecedented in diplomatic history. This indicates that like Netanyahu, who considers peace as an existential threat, some are opposed to any agreement, regardless of its content.
…I should bring one important point to the attention of the authors and that is, the world is not the United States, and the conduct of inter-state relations is governed by international law, and not by US domestic law. The authors may not fully understand that in international law, governments represent the entirety of their respective states, are responsible for the conduct of foreign affairs, are required to fulfil the obligations they undertake with other states and may not invoke their internal law as justification for failure to perform their international obligations.
In case any of you doubt that you need to open the box to see if Schröedinger’s cat is alive or not, one of the signers to the arguably treasonous open letter to Iran is Senator Rand Paul, the principled, anti-interventionist, isolationist, libertarian 2016 Goat Rodeo candidate.
In the Wingnuttian contest for the biggest fraud in American Politics, Rand Paul is giving Paul Ryan a serious challenge.
The Death of the Media
The staff of the Tea Pary News Network resigned en masse because of lack of respect and other labor issues:
I wonder if they wish that they had, oh, you know, A UNION?!
“How many detainees at Guantanamo Bay are engaging in terrorism or anti-American incitement?” He answered his own question: “None, because they’re detained.”
Cotton then asked, “How many detainees were at Guantanamo Bay on September 11, 2001?”
–Sen. Tom Cotton uses brainiac teabagger geometric logic to prove that Guantanamo should stay open because it wasn’t open before Sept. 11, so therefore it couldn’t have incited terrorism.
Hey guys, you know how like the Teabaggers were going to hold a massive rally in DC to oppose The Kenyan Usurper’s Amnesty for Swarthy Immigrants and maybe finally get him to resign?
Guess what happened?
(Right Wing Watch)
That’s right: No one showed up. Well, maybe less than a dozen?
Everyone is a Teabagger
Teebagger Republican Rob Maness, who is running for Senate in LA has an interesting idea in his noggin that healthcare is a zero-sum game:
“And what happens with health care is it’s a product, a service that has to be taken from one person or group of people and given to somebody [else] to make that a fundamental right for them. And that’s not the American way, that’s the way of totalitarianism and authoritarianism and socialism.”
Hey guys, remember that time Wingnuttia decided to create their own, non-libtard book of My faces just for Jeebus-Reagan loving patriots and they called it ReaganBook and then it immediately got hacked and they took it down?
Anyway, it’s baaaaaa-ack. And it’s as ready for primetime as ever:
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I couldn’t explain what FreedomBook is about any better.
Anyway, it is now by invite only and being on Janet Porter’s shitlist for years and years, I doubt that I will get invited in. So if one of youse guys can wrangle and invite and become our secret agent behind enema lines, well, let me know.
(Hat tip: Scissorhead Weird Dave)