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What’s the Point? DJT and the Post-Election Nonsense Just shy of four weeks after Election Day 2020, we still have lawyers throwing crap on the wall, hoping something will stick. The latest? On Saturday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, unanimously, told an R Congressman to go pound sand when he tried to void the 2020 election, […] The post What’s the Point? DJT and the Post-Election Nonsense appeared first on Mark Rubin.…
Asymmetrical Craziness Dr. Scott Atlas encourages large holiday gatherings. Senator Lindsey Graham (R – S.C.) has “inquired about” unlawfully tossing Georgia absentee ballots, while the person to whom he made the suggestion – Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger – gets death threats from Just Folks. The Missouri Senate can’t meet because too many senators […] The post Asymmetrical Craziness appeared first on Mark Rubin.…
Trump: Election Lies No sentient being should have ever expected a normal post-election period in 2020. No. One. Still, POTUS and his minions deserve a trip to the woodshed, to be whipped with a proverbial stick, for making a shambles of our democratic traditions. Rs tell us, the votes count, not what the media declares. […] The post Trump: Election Lies appeared first on Mark Rubin.…
Election Day: Here We Are! The angst drives me nuts, but I was blessed with a solution: a one-day trial on Election Day. I’ve spent most of Monday doing trial prep, and I will be blessedly oblivious until the trial ends on Tuesday afternoon. I am very optimistic about election results and deeply pessimistic about […] The post Election Day appeared first on Mark Rubin.…
Thirty-Nine Years … On a lovely Saturday morning in 1981 – as it happens, October 17 – I travelled to Tempe, to Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium – to become a lawyer. (Frank Lloyd Wright designed the building, which was completed in 1950.) With me were my mom and my sisters. (My father, whose father was […] The post Thirty-Nine Years … appeared first on Mark Rubin.…
Ugh!!! I wrote most of a post on Monday and Tuesday morning. It focused on the tax return story. Not quite done, I got wrapped up in life for the rest of the week. The Tuesday Night Sh*t Show. Illness at work. A bad case. Blah, blah, blah. Then, yesterday morning, a sick president and, […] The post Ugh!!! appeared first on Mark Rubin.…
Buck up, ever’body! Buck up, ever’body! RBG would not want us crying in our cups, and I think this Court thing-y will turn out okay! As is Senator Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. (R – Ky.) – the Senate Majority Leader – plays games. We know this! He sold us a lot of crap in 2016, […] The post Buck up, ever’body! appeared first on Mark Rubin.…
Dump Election Night Results Donald J. Trump messes with our elections with mind bending frequency. On September 2, he told North Carolinians they should mail in a ballot and vote on election day, to test the system. (One more crime Mr. Trump tells people they ought to commit!) Earlier, he was slamming the USPS, repeatedly […] The post Dump Election Night Results appeared first on Mark Rubin.…
COVID-19: Another R&B Update We’re still here! When I updated you all on March 22, I never expected for us to be “at home” 131 days later. Home we are, though, and way behind on our communications. Leigh and I remain in our homes, almost exclusively. Privilege abounds, as we manage to live our lives […] The post COVID-19: Another Update appeared first on Mark Rubin.…
On Facebook the other day, I engaged in a conversation about masks. I know, I know, I seem bright enough. But, sometimes I’m not! Anyway, after a discussion with some moderately reasonable But Freedom types, one said: Well, what would you do? Stay tuned, I wrote, thinking I could never express myself adequately in a FB post. I suspect my inquisitor wanted something simple, which he could knock down quickly. (A few days ago, intemperately, I called out a new business group for kvelling about a kickoff event sans masks or distancing. “You are pathetic,” said one fellow. Blocked.) So,…
The Supreme Court: This Week (6/14 – 6/21/2020) A doozy, this week, with plenty to observe! The week began on Monday with the decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, etc. and two related cases (Nos. 17-1618 and 23, and 18-107) aka the Title VII same sex / transgender cases. On Thursday, the Court issued its […] The post The Supreme Court: This Week (6/14 – 6/21/2020) appeared first on Mark Rubin.…