What’s up with the Supreme Court’s fixation on billionaires? Justice Sam Alito wrote a 1,213-word rebuttal in the June 20 Wall Street Journal, which was more like a tedious legal brief, to ProPublica’s report about his luxury fishing vacation in Alaska with billionaire and top Republican donor Paul Singer, whose hedge fund had cases before the court.
After clearing himself of charges that he should have recused himself and be required to file the trip on financial disclosure forms, Alito gets to the good parts.
He stayed for three nights in a modest one-room unit at the King Salmon Lodge in that trip of 15 years ago. It “was a comfortable but rustic facility.”
The meals were “homestyle fare” and wine may have been served but it certainly didn’t cost $1,000 a bottle.
And Alito’s seat on Singer’s jet would have been empty had he not taken it.
By flying Singer Air, Alito saved taxpayers a lot of dough. “Had I taken commercial flights, that would have imposed a substantial cost and inconvenience on the deputy US Marshals who would have been required for security reasons to assist me,” wrote Alito, who is the latest public embarrassment of the Supreme Court.
He has a lot of chutzpah.
Totally lost it. Do you want this guy anywhere near the White House? Here’s what Donald Trump posted on Truth Social.
The Hunter/Joe Biden settlement is a massive COVERUP & FULL SCALE ELECTION INTERFERENCE "SCAM" THE LIKES OF WHICH HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN IN OUR COUNTRY BEFORE. A "TRAFFIC TICKET," & JOE IS ALL CLEANED UP & READY TO GO INTO THE 2024 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION - AND THIS AS CROOKED DOJ, STATE, & CITY PROSECUTORS, MARXISTS & COMMUNISTS ALL, HIT ME FROM ALL SIDES & ANGELS WITH BULL....! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!
Trump may be a tad steamed that he appointed David Weiss, the US attorney for Delaware who cut the deal with Hunter Biden. To Trump, Weiss is a no-good traitor ingrate.
Biden will plead guilty to two tax-related misdemeanors and one felony charge related to owning a gun while addicted to illegal drugs. He was addicted to crack cocaine and denied it when filling out a gun purchase form.
Unlike Trump, Hunter isn’t expected to do any jail time.
The Donald could have saved himself much grief by simply following in Hunter’s footsteps and cutting his own deal in the form of returning his precious boxes to the feds when they asked for the presidential documents.
Where’s Ron? Florida strongman Ron DeSantis is waging a pretty low-key presidential campaign.
It may be because Ron is fresh out of ideas, other than waging jihad against wokeness, which is pretty thin gruel.
DeSantis came up with a doozy earlier this month, vowing to restore the name of Fort Bragg to the army base that has been recast as Fort Liberty.
The Floridian drew whoops and cheers from the North Carolina GOP convention when he called Fort Bragg “an iconic name” and vowing to prevent “political correctness run amok in North Carolina.” Once he's president, Fort Bragg will return.
As a Confederate general, Braxton Bragg was a traitor to his country and a slave-owner to boot. He suffered military defeats and was despised by his officers and the men under his command.
The definitive biography of the man is called “Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man in the Confederacy,” which was published in 2016 by the University of North Carolina.
DeSantis should give it a read when he returns to Tallahassee after he folds his campaign. Fort Liberty has nothing to worry about.
Take a chill pill. After Joe Biden called China strongman Xi Jinping a “dictator,” the country’s foreign ministry went ballastic, saying the comment severely infringed on the country’s “political dignity.”
How can a country that crushes personal freedom in Hong Kong and wages genocide in its Xinjiang province have the nerve to talk about political dignity?
Xi heads a government that carries out forced sterilization of Muslim women, separates parents from children in Xinjiang and locks up more than one million Uyghur people in prison and “vocational skills education and training centers.”
"Dictator" may be too good of a name for Xi.