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Welcome, Anarchists. Can We Get You a Menu? The law at issue comes from Texas, of course. That self-important, self-reverent, self-righteous pustule on the bottom of the lower 48. The place where an Executive Order prevents any political jurisdiction from mandating that people wear masks because: freedom, but where anyone can sue anyone if they […]…
Amazing Amazement: The Afghanistan Thing A little while ago, the news reported on President Ashraf Ghani’s departure from Afghanistan. A presidential departure from a country at war represents, if ever there was one, a marker for It’s Over. Lots of noise about the speed with which the Taliban captured the country. And amazement. Well, call […] The post Amazing Amazement: The Afghanistan Thing appeared first on Mark Rubin.…
Personal News The Preamble For the past 14 months my FitBit reports roughly 25,000 steps per day. Roughly 80 miles a week. Up and down the long hallway in my house. Day by day, week by week, etc. Almost unfailingly. Then, about a month ago, the walking got harder. I explained it with more work. […] The post Personal News appeared first on Mark Rubin.…
B-Bye Donald J. Trump The Trump Presidency finally ended, for real, on the afternoon of February 13, 2021. Yes, he was out of office for about 580 hours when the Senate voted 43-57 to acquit. But his presidency truly ended with the vote, for the impeachment trial was the last remaining bit of business for […] The post B-Bye Donald J. Trump appeared first on Mark Rubin.…
An Impoverished Party and Presidency im•pov•ish•ed Exhausted of richness and fertility. Poor. Lacking. Sadly, I think impoverished best describes the state of the Republican Party and its leader, soon-to-be former President Donald J. Trump. The Election I write as the media reports on 12 senators who plan to challenge the certified electoral college results from […] The post An Impoverished Party and Presidency appeared first on Mark Rubin.…
2021 Update: Rubin & Bernstein PLLC and Mark Rubin Hey there. On March 16, 2020, I attended an in-person settlement conference at the Pima County Superior Court. Lots of sanitizer cleaned surfaces. No masks. The case settled but, even then, none of us should have been in the courthouse. Since March 17 I have been […] The post 2021 Update: Rubin & Bernstein PLLC and Mark Rubin appeared first on Mark Rubin.…
The Big Case Fallacy Donald J. Trump offered these words after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its three-sentence long Order in Pending Case on December 11, 2020: This is a great and disgraceful miscarriage of justice. The people of the United States were cheated, and our Country disgraced. Never even given our day in Court! […] The post The Big Case Fallacy appeared first on Mark Rubin.…
Rudy Giuliani and the Power of the Voice Donald Trump informed us on Sunday, December 6, that Rudy Giuliani tested positive for COVID-19. Within hours, we heard about Mr. Giuliani being hospitalized. I shared some thoughts on Facebook. I mentioned the preciousness of human life and how challenged I was to conjure up empathy for […] The post Rudy Giuliani and the Power of the Voice appeared first on Mark Rubin.…
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.…