First let me get this out of the way. I’m not trying to change any minds about the upcoming election. One way or another the piper will be paid and there is nothing any of us can do to affect it which leads to the second thing we need to clear up in advance. If you are a sucker, dupe, a financial moron or otherwise an imbecile I’m not going to tolerate Facebook quality comments from people that barely passed high school who in February were all shithouse MPHs before graduating to become shithouse epidemiologists. That kind of ignorance can stay on Facebook. Slabbed has been following the money for 13 years because money doesn’t lie, unlike sociopaths or useful idiots to sociopaths.
Let’s start as it unfolded on the Slabbed twitter account because it was there I first revealed my thoughts:
The early reporting failed to answer the most basic question anyone could ask, “How was Trump funding those losses?”. There is no such thing as a money tree or Santa Claus and the IRS does not allow hypothetical losses against income. Having prepared taxes for over 30 years the only businesses I’ve witnessed posting losses year after year all ended up in bankruptcy or otherwise insolvent and closed. Its a simple economic fact of life but there is more here because Trump doesn’t just live, he lives large and in charge paying hookers hundreds of thousands more than he does in taxes so something else has to be in the equation. Luckily for everyone there are some very sharp people on Twitter.
I know from reading comments here that some of you folks have Donald Trump confused for Santa Claus but has it occurred to anyone that his scapegoating of minorities such as Hispanics and the poor is designed to divert attention from the stealing he and his cronies are doing?
The Whitefish contract was particularly odious for a number of reasons including the fact there are two major publicly traded power line contractors with units based in Florida and Georgia that could have been onsite in Puerto Rico weeks ago, companies that would have neither needed to ramp up employees or find subcontractors. Evidently those companies did not slip Trump or Rick Perry major amounts of campaign ca$h.
I think Mr. Trump has some worse days coming with speculation centering on his son and son-in-law being next up on the chopping block. Trump can not be indicted but he sure can be impeached. The odds on that also greatly went up today.
Next up is the inaugural Slabbed New Media Idiot of the Day Award (IDA) which goes to Fox New’s bleach blonde airhead Tomi Lahren for desecrating the American flag in direct violation of 4 U.S.C. §8(d) “Respect for flag” which states, “The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.” Lahren, always quick to point the finger at NFL players protesting inequality should have remembered that, “When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.”
Team Trump is very fond of pointing fingers, which is likely what triggered Nassim Taleb to remind everyone of Hammurabi’s code:
Hammurabi's code: He who falsely accuses someone of a crime is to be penaliized as if he committed it himself Applies to all: right,left,…
Too big to fail, too big to jail and the revolving door from Wall Street to the Office of Attorney General and back to Wall Street. Folks, your Grandpa’s Democrats wouldn’t recognize the new ones or if he did he’d swear they are Republicans. Below is a must read.
The ultimate solution is to legalize Marijuana in the US. That one action would kneecap the drug cartels and their crooked bankers. We’d also save money not jailing Cheech and Chong (or the local equivalent in your area). Speaking of that:
And the time spent in the Hotlanta Pen was evidently hell. But….
I was there when Aaron Broussard was sentenced and had to deal with the aftermath. By aftermath I mean the disappointment felt by the public on the relatively short sentence Broussard received. As for his sentencing, I heard the man take responsibility for the crimes to which he pleaded in unequivocal terms first hand. 46 months was not a bad outcome given the life of crime Broussard led. And now he wants outs early, before he gets the full Bureau of Prison experience.
Fact of the matter is time flies by and Broussard only has 14 months left to serve. That said once he hits the ol’ half-way house he’ll be scrubbing terlits like mad and maybe that’s what he trying to avoid. Who knows? In any event he’s not getting much love in reader comments to Paul’s story. Here is a sampling:
Wait! Aaron had to clean floors??? By himself? Well at least they weren’t flooded lke mine were after Katrina. Darn pumping stations.
Now I have to ask, just what kind of work is he qualified to do on the outside that does not require a professional license that lists moral turpitude as a disqualifier? Maybe if more of the politicos did time in the same conditions there would be less incentive to steal from the public
If he’s really in so much debt, how’s he able to afford a high priced lawyer like Buddy Leman?
Makes you wonder where all that money is coming from.
This guy is a piece of work! Cry, Cry, Cry is all he knows how to do. Aaron, you are pathetic.. You are getting exactly what you deserve. Try for once in your life to take it like a man.
Henegan’s effort is rare in that he correctly quotes the things I actually wrote about Trout Point Lodge and the trio of Vaughn Perret, Charles Leary and Daniel Abel instead of the stuff they made up from whole cloth. Using Nova Scotia Enterprises as the centerpiece of their damages claim against Louisiana Media Company in their Nova Scotia defamation suit against Fox 8 was certainly not the brightest idea the gang ever had…..
After reading the 53 pages of motion, memorandum and exhibits I wondered if I wasn’t caught in some sort of bizarre spaghetti western movie time warp. Guilty pleas are extraordinarily hard to undo, even in cases where clear miscarriages of justice have occurred. Even Perry Mason can’t help things that require divine intervention.
That said if there is someone I’d love to see inside a courtroom having to answer to what he’s done it would be the former Goatherder in Chief, who I thought I heard in person taking responsibility for the crimes to which he plead before Judge Head almost one year ago to the day.
Finally I’d be remiss if I did not point out that every time his dealings with the gang at Trout Point Lodge came up, Mr. Broussard would run away like a scared grade schoolgirl, first the day after Val Bracy interviewed him in January 2010 where she nailed him on the subject and he immediately resigned his post as Parish President.
I hear Team Goatherder is trying, via listserv, to solicit representation for a redo of the SPEECH Act case Trout Point Lodge, Charles Leary and Vaughn Perret recently lost to me in a precedent setting decision. I guess it is time I solve a mystery for all the national law bloggers that wrote about the case.
The court ruled the way it did on the default because we agreed to try the case on cross motion for summary judgment, which you lawyers know means there could be no dispute of material facts. So I took a mulligan and stipulated to all the crazy stuff Trout Point Lodge, Leary and Perret said in their nonsensical complaint, including being the sole author of all the posts and comments made to the blog, something they absolutely knew to be untrue when they plead it since they had been previously conducting a witch hunt against Slabbed for Aaron Broussard in their Louisiana Media SLAPP suit for 5 months previous. That is the tip of the iceberg.
Nova Scotia Supreme Court continues to lend aid and comfort to the disgraced Aaron Broussard’s unindicted co conspirators.
Folks this judgment is as worthless as the first as the Nova Scotia Courts double down on their ignorance as well as reinforce the province’s reputation for being Canada’s most backward. My quick math indicates I tied the previous record for worthless Nova Scotia defamation judgements which is fitting. I will have more on this a bit later.
This is exactly why Mississippi needs to pass House Bill 44 to give us more protection from libel terrorism havens such as Nova Scotia Canada: