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by Mikedunford
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Military
Topic: No more alcohol for US troops in Japan
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: No more alcohol for US troops in Japan

NMgirl wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:09 am
The article is short. Does the ban on alcohol apply to enlisted men only, or are officers included? My knowledge of the military is limited. Does the word "troops" mean non-officers?
I’ve been a military spouse for 20 years. The article provides me with no clue about the extent of the ban.
by Mikedunford
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Anthony Williams, Private Attorney General
Replies: 494
Views: 33764

Re: Anthony Williams, Private Attorney General

Took a quick look at the sentencing guidelines. It looks likely to me that any federal time he might get as the result of this trial probably won’t exceed his remaining sentence in FL. One way of reading this comment is that Williams' sentence, presuming he's found guilty in Hawaii, would run concu...
by Mikedunford
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Anthony Williams, Private Attorney General
Replies: 494
Views: 33764

Re: Anthony Williams, Private Attorney General

Took a quick look at the sentencing guidelines. It looks likely to me that any federal time he might get as the result of this trial probably won’t exceed his remaining sentence in FL.
by Mikedunford
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Anthony Williams, Private Attorney General
Replies: 494
Views: 33764

Re: Anthony Williams, Private Attorney General

TheNewSaint wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:46 pm
Hercule Parrot wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:11 pm
Williams is where he belongs now.
He's been sent to the ninth circle of hell?
Not as cold. But probably louder - the Honolulu FDC is pretty much at the airport, virtually adjacent to the spot where most commercial flights land when the winds are normal.
by Mikedunford
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: Democrats Behaving Badly
Replies: 382
Views: 21978

Re: Democrats Behaving Badly

For whatever it may be worth - I'm not sure how well the word "groped" describes making contact with someone wearing body armor that incorporates an inch-thick ceramic ballistic plate. I've hugged my wife a few times when she's been wearing one, and the extra barrier was distinctly noticeable, even ...
by Mikedunford
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: #Revote2017 SCOTUS Fail: In Re Diane Blumstein Writ of Mandamus 16-907 & Fail #2 Bailey v U.S., 16-1464
Replies: 452
Views: 18823

Re: #Revote2017 SCOTUS Fail: In Re Diane Blumstein Writ of Mandamus 16-907 & Fail #2 Bailey v U.S., 16-1464

I'm still "pending approval" at his blog. Not really expecting him to get around to changing that at any point this decade.
by Mikedunford
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: Democrats Behaving Badly
Replies: 382
Views: 21978

Re: Democrats Behaving Badly

They're surprisingly comfortable, actually. I'd take them over goat class on most US carriers.
by Mikedunford
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What are you reading lately?
Replies: 857
Views: 42010

Re: What are you reading lately?

I read House of God when it came out. My physician friends said it was as close to their experiences as possible but without the names. House of God is a favorite of mine, and has been since I did EMS work. Copies were (and probably still are) common in EMS bases and ER staff lounges. My wife loves...
by Mikedunford
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What are you reading lately?
Replies: 857
Views: 42010

Re: What are you reading lately?

Gideon's Trumpet. It was on most of the "before you go to law school, be sure to read" lists, but I didn't get to it before 1L started. Found an old paperback copy at a used bookstore a couple of weeks ago, and started reading it about 45 minutes ago. Just hit the end of Chapter 5, and swung by here...
by Mikedunford
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: DC & Maryland v Trump: USDC Dist of MD; Re Emoluments Clause (2)
Replies: 22
Views: 1054

Re: DC & Maryland v Trump: USDC Dist of MD; Re Emoluments Clause (2)

I think the restaurant owners have the best case. They have the best case for actual injury, can make a reasonable case thast the injury is caused by Trump's acceptance of business from foreign governments, and the injury can be rectified by a court order for Trump to sell the businesses in question...
by Mikedunford
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media
Replies: 1630
Views: 56537

Re: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media

Kendra wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:30 am
Why is he still beating the drum on this?
Because it's literally the only foreign policy-related success he's had in his entire time as President, and he thought it would mean universal admiration and an almost-10-point jump in the polls.
by Mikedunford
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: U.S. Senate
Topic: Alabama US Senate: Special Election December 12, 2017
Replies: 520
Views: 11068

Re: Alabama US Senate: Special Election December 12, 2017

On-point comment from the Post article : To be fair to Roy Moore he was a pervert and a child molester only part of the day. The rest of the day he made up for it by being a religious zealot. I'd call it Moore's way of compensating for a character flaw. That's an unusual, and quite possibly controv...
by Mikedunford
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: #Revote2017 SCOTUS Fail: In Re Diane Blumstein Writ of Mandamus 16-907 & Fail #2 Bailey v U.S., 16-1464
Replies: 452
Views: 18823

Re: #Revote2017 SCOTUS Fail: In Re Diane Blumstein Writ of Mandamus 16-907 & Fail #2 Bailey v U.S., 16-1464

Shockingly, my "membership request" hasn't been processed yet, so I can't critique him at his blog. Since he is, of course, not checking this thread at all to see what other people are saying about him, there's little reason to post a lengthy takedown of his latest arguments here. I will say this, h...
by Mikedunford
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: U.S. Senate
Topic: Alabama US Senate: Special Election December 12, 2017
Replies: 520
Views: 11068

Re: Alabama US Senate: Special Election December 12, 2017

You may remember our tangling with Grant Stern's reporting with Revote2017, well on this we can all agree, he's calling out and looking into Trenton. :snippity: Grant needs to learn the difference between suspension and disbarment. And he's overstating the significance of a per curiam summary dispo...
by Mikedunford
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Congress
Topic: Tax Reform/Tax Cuts
Replies: 102
Views: 2875

Re: Tax Reform/Tax Cuts

So, can Congress really make tax cuts permanent? Why can't another Congress later change that? Another Congress can. What "permanent" means in this context is that there's no scheduled sunset date for the cut. Basically, the corporate cuts under the Republican plan would remain in place unless a fu...
by Mikedunford
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: #Revote2017 SCOTUS Fail: In Re Diane Blumstein Writ of Mandamus 16-907 & Fail #2 Bailey v U.S., 16-1464
Replies: 452
Views: 18823

Re: #Revote2017 SCOTUS Fail: In Re Diane Blumstein Writ of Mandamus 16-907 & Fail #2 Bailey v U.S., 16-1464

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:09 pm
How does Small deal with the "standing" issue? Both the "unique injury" hurdle and the "justiciability" problem? Has he addressed that on his website?
He's dealing with Lujan the same way he handles Baker, Twombly, and Iqbal.
by Mikedunford
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Democratic National Committee
Replies: 727
Views: 27951

Re: Democratic National Committee

I've been hesitant about posting this Ezra Klein piece from yesterday, but what the hell, it's worth reading. Vox : Was the Democratic primary rigged? Democrats made a big mistake in the 2016 primary. I like it. But that's probably just because a lot of it is a better-written version of stuff I've ...
by Mikedunford
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: What's Worse for the GOP: If Roy Moore Wins or Loses?
Replies: 30
Views: 785

Re: What's Worse for the GOP: If Roy Moore Wins or Loses?

Nope. The Ds have to vote to expel. If they don't, they get full ownership of the perv.
by Mikedunford
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: U.S. Senate
Topic: Alabama US Senate: Special Election December 12, 2017
Replies: 520
Views: 11068

Re: Alabama US Senate: Special Election December 12, 2017

That big tough letter has a huge typo in it right where the threat is made. Makes these dumb lawyers ("for the people") look even dumber. :yankyank: Can you spot the typo? "anticipating" instead of "anticipation" - morans. Stern, there are so many punctuation, grammatical and stylistic errors in th...
by Mikedunford
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: U.S. Senate
Topic: Alabama US Senate: Special Election December 12, 2017
Replies: 520
Views: 11068

Re: Alabama US Senate: Special Election December 12, 2017

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:47 pm
That big tough letter has a huge typo in it right where the threat is made. Makes these dumb lawyers ("for the people") look even dumber. :yankyank:

Can you spot the typo?
► Show Spoiler
The apos'trophe abuse in the first paragraph was kinda fun, too.
by Mikedunford
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: U.S. Senate
Topic: Alabama US Senate: Special Election December 12, 2017
Replies: 520
Views: 11068

Re: Alabama US Senate: Special Election December 12, 2017

Oh, I'm so drafting a reply to this as soon as I get another Scotch.
Edit: Anyone feel like doing letterhead? Or should I just go look for some Dewey, Cheatem stock online?
by Mikedunford
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Judge Anna Von Strudel de la PopTart (von Reitz)
Replies: 769
Views: 48786

Re: Judge Anna Von Strudel de la PopTart (von Reitz)

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:41 pm
Gregg wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:35 pm
If you're bringing back the dead to write about corrupt politicians I submit one name, Hunter Sinclair Thompson, Doktor of Gonzo and sports writer extraordinaire. :geezertowel:
My vote is for Upton Sinclair.

Or Samuel Clemens.
Sam. We need Sam.
by Mikedunford
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Sovereign Citizens and Related Nutz
Replies: 5476
Views: 297502

Re: Sovereign Citizens and Related Nutz

Some sovcit filed something or another in the PACER class action. The court's ordered it returned to sender, but it's available. I can't really be bothered trying to completely decipher it, but it does have lots of footnotes.

https://www.pacerfeesclassaction.com/Do ... USN_72.pdf
by Mikedunford
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: Congressional Committees: Re 2016 Elections & Russia
Replies: 1285
Views: 34760

Re: Congressional Committees: Re 2016 Elections & Russia

I haven't yet, but I've been strongly considering it. Because while I have a great deal of respect for their current positions, what I haven't seen from most of them is much in the way of serious reflection on their own role - even if largely just as passive beneficiaries of rage-wing radio - in bri...

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