Category Archives: Law

Red Scare II

Red Scare Role Reversal
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A new red scare haunts the halls of Congress. If President Trump isn’t an outright Russian agent – paying hookers to pee on Obama’s bed (turned out that was just a media leak) – he’s using Russia to extort favors from Ukraine. At least that’s how many Dems see it.

Red Scare

But back in 2012 the shoe was on the other foot. President Obama mocked Mitt as a Russian conspiracy crank, and went on to win the election.

too many words

Here’s an example of too much information choking a cartoon. My first version looked like this:

Due Process Parody

Due process, parody Schiff, impeachment hearing,
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We’re told the House Intelligence Committee impeachment hearing isn’t a legal proceeding. But it’s a political one and the rules of due process don’t seem to apply.

Due Process

With that in mind, here are a few of Chairman Schiff’s rules for the hearing:

No Trump lawyers or White House counsel are permitted.

Trump may not confront his accuser (the whistleblower). And the whistle blower won’t testify. That’s because Schiff says his testimony would be redundant and unnecessary .

Unlike Trump, apparently Hunter Biden is above the law and any investigation of him would be considered a sham. So Hunter won’t be testifying either.

And, finally, outing the whistleblower is strictly forbidden and will be be considered an ethics violation.

 

Hugs Not Stopping Bullets

hugs not bullets
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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador won election on a campaign of retreat from the war on drug cartels. HIs campaign pitch was “hugs, not bullets:”

Not Just First Woman of Color Anymore

elizabeth warren, school teacher, first woman of color, pocahontas

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Before she was the first woman of color at Harvard Law School, Elizabeth Warren was a school teacher. But then she got pregnant and the principal “showed her the door.”  At least that’s how she tells it. But that’s not what happened. She quit. Her contract was extended that spring but Elizabeth decided to go another way. And the board accepted her resignation with regret.

Much More Than First Woman of Color

She went back to school, earned a law degree, became a bankruptcy expert, helped found the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and went on to regulate big banks.

John Dean No Rosemary Woods

John Dean, Rosemary Woods, watergate, Jerry Nadler
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler thought it would be a good idea to have John Dean testify about Watergate. And John Dean was happy to oblige. After all, he may be a convicted felon but he’s no chicken – or Rosemary Woods

But he did say that Russiagate was just like Watergate, only worse.

However, unfortunately for Chairman Nadler, the media spent most of the day covering a helicopter crash in New York City.