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Some People Get It, Some Don’t

As the #metoo movement exploded across America New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman joined in as if he too was part of the movement.  But now four of his ex-paramours have come forward to exclaim that he liked to beat and choke them.  And, we realize all he was saying was, just like Big Harvey, Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose, yeah, me too.

As we like to give all sides of the story here, the former Attorney General of the State of New York Eric Scheinderman, said he was role playing.  He likes S&M.  But it seems he forgot to tell his girlfriends about it.  Or maybe whoever taught him about S&M forgot the part about the “safe” word.  Just in case you didn’t know the “safe” word is a word the person getting choked or smacked invokes to tell the other person, that’s enough for now.

Years ago in this journalism business no one had to know about these things but now in order to “tell it like it is” we have to go, places where wise men fear to tread.  But rest assured that it is all for the greater good.

And former Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver was convicted of seven counts of bribery, mail fraud and money laundering once again.  In case you’re not up on this case, Shelly’s original trial ended in him hearing “guilty” seven times but the New York State Court of Appeals decided that the Judge in that trial’s instruction to the jury was not up to par.  Now some wise guys might think the Judges on the Appellate Court were, maybe, friends of Shelly’s and decided to give him a break but we’d never say that.  But Shelly got another trial and he got to hear “guilty” seven times, once again.  We’re not sure what to call this sequel, Sheldon Silver 2, Return of the Seven Counts of Guilty or Shelly Silver They Got Me 2.

Now Eliot Mueller and his Untouchables indicted 13 Russians and two Companies in their never ending and undaunted quest to get the Russians, who ruined the election for HerHillaryness.  Since we endorsed HerHillaryness, we have backed this from the get go.  And, we thought and it seems most everyone else including Eliot Mueller and his Untouchables thought, that we’d never see the indicted 13 Russians or the two companies in an American courtroom, as they had already left the country.  But guess who shows up in an American courtroom?  One of the indicted companies!  OMG!  Now Eliot Mueller and the Untouchables were caught off guard and asked the Judge to delay the case.  Of course Eliot Mueller and his Untouchables needed a reason, so they said that they hadn’t served the defendant properly.  What that means in non legal speak is the defendant was not notified properly.  But the defendant was standing there in the courtroom.  So that point, did not go over too well with the Judge.   And, the trial is on.  So stayed tuned right here, as we’re pretty sure the Mass Hysteria is going to miss this one.

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6 comments to Some People Get It, Some Don’t

  • mistermuse

    Don, unless you know something I don’t, “Eliot” Mueller is the one guy among the usual suspects you round up whose character is above reproach, so unless you want to completely destroy what remains of my faith in our public officials, if you come across any sleazy rumors about him, please say it isn’t so.

  • Muse, some people probably don’t get the reference to Eliot Ness and the old TV show The Untouchables and the great narration by Walter Winchell but I’m sure you do. They were dubbed The Untouchables by the mob because they were beyond reproach. So we’ll be bereft if it is shown otherwise as well. You could say we’re on the same page. We used to be on the same page a lot. At least the first page here.

  • mistermuse

    Don, Eliot Ness was “Untouchable” on TV and incorruptible professionally, but not “above reproach” in his personal life. Among other things, he was twice divorced (thrice married), became a heavy drinker in later life, and was given to embellishing his image. Not capital offenses, of course, but no Robert Mueller either (just for the record).

  • Muse, the TV show The Untouchables was a complete work of fiction. They had their Eliot Ness running around shooting every bad guy and sometimes gal that every existed in the 1930’s America. The real Eliot Ness never shot anybody. But being married multiple times and drinking are hardly the stuff that would raise an eyebrow now or then. Truth is we don’t know very much about Eliot Mueller and we don’t think it’s too important. The point of this Journalism thing, is to “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable”. That’s one of our mottoes. We have a lot of mottoes around here. Another one is. “When the Legend becomes fact, print the Legend.” Not that we would ever print fake news.

  • markscheel1

    Don and Muse,

    Well, still trying to catch up after getting out of the hospital. Suffice it to say, my impression of Eliot Mueller is he’s a partisan, deceptive, prevaricating scum bag. Woops! That’s a bit blunt to satisfy the “politically correct” paradigm. Anyway, trying to get back into and finish Corsi’s book Killing the Deep State and when I do I’ll let you know if my opinion changes or hardens then. Ha. Politics! Poo! 🙁 But, as always, Don, thanks for the informative update! 🙂

    Mark

  • Mark,
    It’s good to know you’re feeling better. And, you do realize that you are speaking about Eliot Mueller and his Untouchables. But so far his scorecard is Flynn who plead out but is asking the Judge for discovery and might want the deal reversed. Then there is the Manafort guy but he’s been indicted for things that happened years before the 2016 election. Then there is the company mentioned in this article who is asking for a trial. I’m not sure I ever heard of that before. So, I would say the jury at this point is out.
    Don

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