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JoeOtterbein's Journal
JoeOtterbein's Journal
September 6, 2022

The Big Lie that Legal Experts Can't, or Won't, Tell Us

"Everyone is equal in the eyes of the law."

It is a lie that has been told so often we believe it. It makes sense until when you stop and look at the facts for a second.

Everyone is talking about *rump getting a "Special" Master that we could never get. Of course you can't! You do are not protected by the law.

I have said it here at DU before; US law is written, and practiced, to protect not prosecute people like *rump.

Don't believe it yet?

Think about the countless examples of laws that are broken by all demographic groups. Like drug abuse. How many rich white guys are in jail for drug crimes?

How many white people were shot dead by cops last year, compared to blacks who were shot? Answer: Blacks are twice as likely to be killed by police than white people. NBC NEWS

I could go on and on but the bottom line is that *rump will never serve a day in prison.

It's not right. But it is a fact. He has not only the protection of being white, well-known and wealthy, now *rump has the protection of being a republicant ex-POTUS.

All of the "law" protected *rump for years, before it protected him the entire time he was in office. It will protect him for long after.

I'm sorry. I hope like everyone here, that I'm dead wrong.

But I don't think I am.

Today is not first time *rump had a "legal win". It will not be his last.

May 16, 2022

Republican Candidates Jumping Into PA Race

(edit: to correct title)
November 16, 2020

My Unfortunate Encounter with a MAGA COVID19-SARS2 Survivor

The doctor wanted blood work so she sent me up to the local medical lab. I first saw him ahead of me, another slightly older white guy, at the door looking at his phone and wearing a "support the police shirt".

Still looking at his phone he motions its ok to pass him.

I go in and he follows sitting next to a woman he seemed to know in the waiting area and started to chat her up.

At this point he pulls his mask down below his nose and tells her the story about him having short-breathing etc. and that the doctor sent him to the hospital because he was positive for Covid. Complaining like hell that they isolated him. After telling her, and all of us in the waiting room about more symptoms he suffered for over a week in the hospital, he made his conclusion.

He said it was, "no worse than the flu."

At that point I was staring at both of them with my jaw down to the floor. Then the receptionist called my name.

So I tell the kind woman who is taking my blood about him and she shook her head adding, "we are so stupid". I knew immediately what she meant by the "we..". Because we live in a dead red PA county where people think wearing a mask is a result of a moral failure to unseat our great Gov. Tom Wolf and our cool Lt. Gov. John Fetterman.

Around here, "Impeach Wolf" lawn-signs are as common as Trump signs that are still, even now, standing next to since added "Stop the Steal" signs.

The lab worker said people come in "all the time" wearing a mask, only to have them "pull it down" to talk. She said they, "don't understand they are breathing it towards us".

I had to agree and added, shaking my own head, "we are so stupid".

November 2, 2020

'If Pennsylvania goes, so will go the country'


Trump and Biden are both betting big on Pennsylvania, spending the final days of their campaigns crisscrossing the state.


11/01/2020 05:44 PM EST

Updated: 11/01/2020 06:11 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania has emerged as the keystone state of the entire race for the White House.

In the last three days of the presidential election, the campaigns of both Donald Trump and Joe Biden have made the swing state their home, with Pennsylvania surfacing as the president’s new top focus, his aides said.

Trump spent Saturday crisscrossing the state from the Delaware Valley to fracking country to north central Pennsylvania to stage four rallies. He’ll return for a stop in the northeast on the eve of the election. Biden sees Pennsylvania as so important that he is spending the final day of the 2020 campaign here, barnstorming “all four corners of the state” with his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, and their spouses, staff said.

“We are the Keystone State,” said Pennsylvania Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro. “It’s clear from an Electoral College perspective, if you look at the map from last cycle, just how pivotal Pennsylvania is. At the end of the day, I think if Pennsylvania goes, so will go the country.”


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June 20, 2020

Jill Stein cost Hillary dearly in 2016. Democrats are still writing off her successor.


The Green Party is set to nominate Howie Hawkins, a Democratic socialist making an explicit play for disaffected Bernie voters.


06/20/2020 07:00 AM EDT

ill Stein still haunts Hillary Clinton’s campaign team.

“Oh woof. I can’t bear to talk about that,” said former communications director Jennifer Palmieri.

For good reason: Had voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin cast their ballots for Clinton rather than the Green Party’s Stein, Clinton would be president.

Now, with the Green Party set to elevate its presumptive nominee — Howie Hawkins, a longtime labor activist keen on attracting disillusioned Bernie Sanders voters and calling for a “#DemExit” — many Democrats are unfazed. Not to worry, they say: Trump will be a sufficiently mobilizing force for Democrats this time around.


more at link
June 19, 2020

Progressive groups boost spending against Engel


The left sees the New York primary as one of its last opportunities to oust a Democratic incumbent this year.


06/18/2020 04:29 PM EDT Updated: 06/18/2020 05:41 PM EDT

Two top progressive groups are ramping up their spending on a super PAC to elect Jamaal Bowman in the closely watched congressional race in New York’s 16th District.

Justice Democrats and the Working Families Party, which previously announced that they would spend a half-million dollars on TV ads and phone canvassing to back Bowman, told POLITICO they are putting down another $250,000-plus in the days before the June 23 primary.

Their spike in funding comes as Bowman, who is challenging longtime Democratic incumbent Rep. Eliot Engel, is gaining momentum. In recent weeks, Bowman has won endorsements from Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The pro-Bowman super PAC will be airing a new TV ad on Friday featuring Jumaane Williams, New York City’s public advocate, who has thrown his weight behind Bowman. In the spot, Williams is sitting in a park alongside a diverse group of young people.


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June 18, 2020

New U.S. broadcasting chief fires agency heads

Source: Politico

WASHINGTON — The new chief of U.S.-funded international broadcasting on Wednesday fired the heads of at least three outlets he oversees and replaced their boards with allies, in a move likely to raise fears that he intends to turn the Voice of America and its sister outlets into Trump administration propaganda machines.

U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack informed those he dismissed in email notices sent late Wednesday just hours after he had sought to play down those concerns in an email to staff saying he is committed to ensuring the independence of the broadcasters who are charged with delivering independent news and information to audiences around the world.

Two congressional aides said that among those removed from their positions were the head of Radio Free Asia, Bay Fang, the head of Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe, Jamie Fly, and the head of the Middle East Broadcasting Network, Alberto Fernandez. The director and deputy director of the Voice of America, Amanda Bennett and Sandy Sugawara, had resigned from their positions on Monday.

Pack, a conservative filmmaker and one-time associate of President Donald Trump’s former political adviser Steve Bannon, said in a notices to those fired that he was taking the step consistent with his authority as the new CEO of the overall agency. It gave no reason for his decisions.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/17/michael-park-voice-of-america-327713

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June 18, 2020

Bolton did not want Trump impeached because they are both Republicans

Just a little FYI to all those on my TV who pretend they don't know.

If it was a Democratic President, Trump would have not only been impeached, he would have be non-persona for ever on my TV.

End of, televised or not, story.

June 15, 2020

Judge denies York DA's motion to drop case against ex-cop who shot man in leg

Source: The York Dispatch (PA)

A York County judge has denied District Attorney Dave Sunday's motion to drop the simple assault case against former Southwestern Regional police officer Stu Harrison, who shot a handcuffed man sitting in the back of a police cruiser.

Common Pleas Judge Maria Musti Cook noted during Monday's hearing that she "had a number of concerns" about the prosecution's motion to nol pros, meaning dismiss, the charge against Harrison.

Cases are generally nol prossed because the evidence in them doesn't support convictions, she noted.

"We did not find this to be a case of insufficient evidence," Cook said. "We find that the purpose of nol pros has not been met."

Read more: https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/crime/2020/06/15/judge-denies-york-das-motion-drop-case-against-ex-cop-who-shot-man-leg/3190590001/

June 14, 2020

Why We White People Expect to Comfortable at All Times

Of course we expect it. I'm watching CNN and some white dude named "Wolf" is very worried about a building named after a white woman whose name is more known by Americans than than any black woman I know.

Seems Mr. Wolf is worried not only about that building, but also the gas station across the street from the corporate building named after a supposed white child/woman?

Mr. Wolf said, "it's a dangerous situation."

Of course it is. Although , the reporter says no humans where hurt.

Once I pointed out to an ex-cop I knew from grades 1-11 on a FB comment to his post that the flag he was saying we needed to protect on was, and has been, the flag of the treasonous since the Civil War.

First, his wife replied to me by tagging her husband with a comment that said I "did not understand history."

Of course he promptly "un-friended" me.

My point is, these people will not accept a bit of dis-comfort in their lives to accept the history of the nation and the people they swear to protect.

Not a bit. Not even a burger joint.

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