Friday, March 08, 2019

The wrist slap heard around the world.

Image result for manafort images           Jussie Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts today by a Chicago grand jury for lying about a racial attack. It will be interesting to see how his trial shakes out, and if he is found guilty what type of jail time he will be looking at.

I know one thing, Jussie is not an old connected white man, so he will not be given the Paul Manafort treatment. In case you have been living on another planet, Paul Manafort was given a less than four year sentence yesterday by a Judge who basically nullified a jury decision by a jury of Mr. Manafort's peers. The Judge in the case said Manafort lived a "blameless life" and gave him a sentence about 15 years below the sentencing guidelines. The Mueller team was asking for something in the range of 19 to 24 years in prison. Manafort got less than four with time served. Talk about a slap on the wrist. I bet a slap would have hurt mire than that.

Of course we all knew that Mr. Mueller and his team was not going to get their wish. Well connected white men do not get the book thrown at them for white collar crimes. Forget the fact that Manafort stole millions of dollars from taxpayers and did business with despots who burned women and children to death. Forget the fact that everyone in Washington knew that he was an unscrupulous grifter who shook his d**k at the law for years. He didn't even apologize for what he did in open court before being sentenced. Maybe if he did the Judge would have given him probation and told him to go home to his wife.

And note I said well connected white men. This same Judge gave William Jefferson 13 years for doing less than Manafort was accused of.

And then there was this doozy:

"FYI in 2018, sentenced Frederick Turner, 37, to a mandatory minimum of 40 years in prison for dealing methamphetamine: "I chafe a bit at that, but I follow the law. If I thought it was blatantly immoral, I'd have to resign. It's wrong, but not immoral." 

But this is where we are in America, a poor black kid like Kalief Browder can sit in notorious Rikers Island for over 3 years for stealing a backpack, while rich connected white men get less than four years for stealing millions from us and propping up despotic regimes all over the world. Browder committed suicide; Manafort will probably be pardoned by the president.

And let's think about the message that we are sending to our children. Michael Cohen got almost just as much time as Manafort and was vilified for snitching. Manafort, on the other hand, is being viewed as a hero to trumpnuts for not snitching 

"I chafe a bit at that, but I follow the law"

Except when it's rich connected white men. Got it.

Let's see what happens when Manafort has to face the music again next week. The most the Judge in the D.C. case can give him is 10 years. She has been tougher on trump's former side-kick than Judge Ellis, who didn't like this case from the start.

Don't start partying yet Paul, this is halftime in your sentencing phase. Although history says that you can start at least ordering the champagne.



47 comments:

dinthebeast said...

A close friend of mine did 48 months in Soledad North for possession of a half a pound of pot.

Manafort deserves more than whatever they will give him even if he spends the rest of his life behind bars.

http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2019/02/suffer-and-die-alone-paul-manafort.html

-Doug in Oakland

PilotX said...

He pulled the Bill Cosby stunt, act old and incapacitated. Judge fell for it.

Anonymous said...

Taste the "progressive" hatred of normal white Americans.  They do even if you don't.

Do you want civil war?  Because this is how you get civil war.  America accepted 8 years of your Obamessiah without hauling out their guns.  You are NOT returning the favor.  Your obvious lack of good faith is hollowing out the middle and leaving nothing but two irreconciliable sides.  You cannot win the war you are bringing; the part of the armed forces that will not desert or take up with the second American revolution is the same fraction that sails destroyers into cargo ships.

Anonymous said...

I was partially wrong about my earlier comment. I thought Manafort’s bank fraud charges were tied to his tax evasion, but it looks to be an unrelated set of offenses.

Manafort’s not out of the woods yet, though. He’s still got sentencing on the other trial.

Anonymous said...

“Do you want civil war? Because this is how you get civil war. America accepted 8 years of your Obamessiah without hauling out their guns.”

You might want to calm down a bit. Maybe take a warm bath and light a scented candle. Have you considered zen meditation?

Anonymous said...

“But this is where we are in America, a poor black kid like Kalief Browder can sit in notorious Rikers Island for over 3 years for stealing a backpack, while rich connected white men get less than four years for stealing millions from us and propping up despotic regimes all over the world.”

What happened to Kalief Browder was a terrible injustice. But the problem in that case didn’t have anything to do with unfair or biased sentencing. He wasn’t sentenced to 3 years for the backpack. His actual sentence was much less.

Browder (unconstitutionally) rotted in a dangerous jail for years while awaiting trial in an overloaded court system. I’d say the issue in that case was underfunding of courts and prisons.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...


Anonymous said...

Taste the "progressive" hatred of normal white Americans. They do even if you don't.

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Stop trying to throw dirt in our eyes. Paul Manafort is NOT a normal American. Normal Americans do not steal millions of dollars from taxpayers and do business with despots who burned women and children to death. Your hysteria way out of place here.

PilotX said...

"Do you want civil war? Because this is how you get civil war."

Really? Holding people accountable for their actions lead to civil war? Very interesting. Pretty sure that's extreme hyperbole. Whom would fight this civil war? The states? Would it state against state or state against the feds? Now you got me curious. Please expound upon your ideas.

Wesley R said...

Rich White Man Justice.

Anonymous said...

Stop trying to throw dirt in our eyes. Paul Manafort is NOT a normal American.

This is not about Paul Manafort, bitch.  This is about Donald J. Trump, GEOTUS.  If real America had been as hysterically opposed to your Obamessiah as you are to Trump, he would have been GONE by 2010.  But America consented to (your rigged vote under) the Constitution for 8 years and waited its time.

You are NOT waiting your time.  You are NOT abiding by the deal.  Therefore the social contract is void, and only force of arms will settle the issue henceforth.  Are you ready to handle snipers 500 yards away, and drones dropping firebombs on your head at all hours of the day?  Because that is just a tiny fraction of what you will be dealing with if you do not surrender when the cold war you are waging goes hot.  I tell you to surrender now, and prevent it from happening... but you are too self-righteous to ever believe that you are in the wrong.  Stupid move on your part, but you won't realize it until too late.

Holding people accountable for their actions lead to civil war?

If you n1663rs were invasively investigated for any infraction as deeply as anyone associated with Trump, you, sir, would be in prison or at least under indictment at this very moment.  You would be out of work and frantically trying to find money to pay your defense counsel.  Imagine that, you son of a bitch.

PilotX said...

"If real America had been as hysterically opposed to your Obamessiah as you are to Trump, he would have been GONE by 2010."

Nonsense. He was investigated regularly by the House Republicans but no wrongdoing was found. He didn't fill his administration with criminals like the present POTUS or have shady dealings before he took office. Like Nixon we have a criminal in the WH. And please explain what a "real" American is. Sounds fascinating.

PilotX said...

"Are you ready to handle snipers 500 yards away, and drones dropping firebombs on your head at all hours of the day?"

Drones dropping firebombs😂😂😂 I'll just go GOTs on you. My dragons will shoot all the drones down with their fire breath.
See I can play fantasy games too.😂😂😂

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...


Anonymous said...

"This is not about Paul Manafort, bitch. This is about Donald J. Trump, GEOTUS."
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OK, Donald J. Trump isn't a normal person either. He's tax-cheat, a liar and a thief - all of these accusations easily provable by reviewing his behavior during the last 50 years. Do some research. You worship a false god.


Anonymous: "If real America had been as hysterically opposed to your Obamessiah as you are to Trump, he would have been GONE by 2010. But America consented to (your rigged vote under) the Constitution for 8 years and waited its time.""
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To just what "rigged vote" are you referring? Obama won the popular vote and the electoral college during both the 2008 and 2012 elections. Unlike Trump, Obama did it on his own without the help of a Russian dictator named Putin.
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Anonymous: "You are NOT waiting your time. You are NOT abiding by the deal. Therefore the social contract is void, and only force of arms will settle the issue henceforth. Are you ready to handle snipers 500 yards away, and drones dropping firebombs on your head at all hours of the day?... "
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Are you ready to handle loyal citizens of the United States returning fire? Are you so dumb that you think Democrats are not armed? Are you ready to handle the United States Military, the National Guard, and local authorities returning fire? You white supremacists are not nearly as popular with the average American as you believe. We whipped your asses during the nineteenth century and we can do it again in the twenty-first.
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Anonymous: " ...but you are too self-righteous to ever believe that you are in the wrong. Stupid move on your part, but you won't realize it until too late."
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I'm not a bit self-righteous; that's your projection speaking. Nevertheless, I do know right from wrong, a skill which evidently you are lacking.

Anonymous said...

"This is not about Paul Manafort, bitch. This is about Donald J. Trump, GEOTUS."

It is about Paul Manafort now. But soon enough, it will be Trump who will be sitting in the defendant's chair.

If you didn't want this to happen, you shouldn't have nominated someone so obviously crooked to lead your party. It's not like you weren't warned.

dinthebeast said...

We already had a civil war, and kicked your despicable asses.

You don't believe we can do it again because of the propaganda you consume. Well guess what, dear, every country who ever lost a war believed that because of their own propaganda.

Grow the fuck up already. You are failing a fourth-grade citizenship test here.

-Doug in Oakland

mike from iowa said...

Maybe stoopid racist wassicu's hear this wrist slap- https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/3/8/18256516/racial-profiling-police-detroit-lawsuit-peeples

Black gardener suing 3 racist bitches for harassing him for being Black.

About time and long past due.

mike from iowa said...

Crystal Mason got 5 years for illegal voting in a wingnut, embarrassingly red state. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/paul-manafort-crystal-mason-prison-sentences_n_5c829a5ee4b0ed0a00130038

mike from iowa said...

White privilege manifests itself at every turn of the judicial system.



https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/03/what-manafort-sentence-reveals/584452/


People- mostly wealthy and mostly white get the breaks.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.thedailybeast.com/manafort-judge-ts-ellis-gave-this-jamaican-woman-more-time-for-similar-crimes?ref=home

Stoopid whitey judge figured she personally knew Field and decided to hand her her head on a platter.

Anonymous said...

Massive negroe brawl over crab legs:

https://nypost.com/2019/03/07/massive-brawl-erupts-over-crab-legs-at-chinese-buffet-in-queens/

Anonymous said...

Three black men arrested for rape stationed at Fort Gordon:


https://www.augustachronicle.com/news/20190306/three-men-arrested-for-rape-stationed-at-fort-gordon&template=ampart?fbclid=IwAR3VBWHmrrADQYNxcWGm5cJjHho4sNhOUxOl5cm9jU2SkkPh4x4VPjQl1iE

Anonymous said...

Donald J. Trump isn't a normal person either.

So what's your Obamessiah?  Normal people are NOTHING like him.

He's tax-cheat, a liar and a thief - all of these accusations easily provable by reviewing his behavior during the last 50 years.

So why haven't either Mueller or the IRS been able to get him for taxes?  As for "liar" and "thief", look at the wealth the Clintons have accumulated far beyond their compensation as office-holders and tell me that that they didn't make thievery the standard—oh, and Bill added rape if nobody had before.

To just what "rigged vote" are you referring?

California gives driver's licenses to illegal aliens.  Motor-voter automatically registers them to vote.  Do you think they're not voting (for Democrats)?  Isn't that rigging?

California has a whole bunch of congressional seats allocated because of population that is not citizens, many of them illegal aliens.  Those seats are stolen from citizens in other states.  Isn't that rigging?

California has a number of districts with more registered voters than citizens of voting age.  That's almost certainly used for voting fraud.  Isn't that rigging?

An investigation of Texas voter rolls found more than 100,000 non-citizens on them and that at least 28,000 of them had voted.  Isn't that rigging?

Chicago and Philadelphia are infamous for "ringers" and dead people casting votes.  These are Democrat machine cities.  Isn't that rigging?

In the 2016 election, one Detroit precinct counted over 300 votes from just 50 ballots in the box at the recount (and that is probably just the tip of the iceberg, as competent fraudsters would fill out actual ballots to count).  Isn't that rigging?

If you rig the vote to put your candidate in against the will of the citizens, you have imposed a dictatorship.  If Americans have to live under a dictatorship, they have every right to make sure it's THEIR dictator.  All the Africans, Mexicans, Indians and everyone else can go home to their OWN countries.

I do know right from wrong

You don't have a problem with Americans being erased politically and physically from their own country.  Your moral compass is worse than a stopped clock; it's not even right twice a day.

Anonymous said...

“So why haven't either Mueller or the IRS been able to get him for taxes?”

Mueller hasn’t presented the results of his investigation yet. Remember, he is nailing the “little fish” to get them to rat out the “big fish.” We’ll also see what happens after House Dems subpoena Trump’s taxes.

Manafort didn’t get busted, either, until he raised his political profile by associating with Trump and caused the feds to take a closer look.

Anonymous said...

“As for ‘liar’ and ‘thief’, look at the wealth the Clintons have accumulated far beyond their compensation as office-holders and tell me that that they didn't make thievery the standard—oh, and Bill added rape if nobody had before.”

None of the Clinton’s wealth was earned illegally, and Bill didn’t rape anybody. This is more bullshit from the wingnut lie factory.

Republicans spent years and millions of taxpayer dollars trying to prove this made-up junk. They failed, because none of that stuff happened.

Anonymous said...

“California gives driver's licenses to illegal aliens. Motor-voter automatically registers them to vote. Do you think they're not voting (for Democrats)? Isn't that rigging?”

No. This is not how motor voter laws work.

In fact, all of your examples of voter fraud are either bogus or ancient history.

“You don't have a problem with Americans being erased politically and physically from their own country. Your moral compass is worse than a stopped clock; it's not even right twice a day.”

It’s not “your” country. The United States belongs to all its citizens, not just the white, inbred ones.

mike from iowa said...

Texas voter roll was a made up shitstorm to throw legal Dem voters off the voting list. The SOS of Texas gave a half-assed apology and will never be punished for denying legal citizens their legal right to vote.

mike from iowa said...

While violent crimes were going down under Obama, local, home grown white terrorists were mass murdering everyone in sight and wasicu cops were murdering unarmed blacks with reckless abandon. Don't say whitey put away his guns for Obama you mow rawn.

And the gomer that posts Chicago black on black kill raTIo everyday, I imagine you'd do yer buddies a good turn by hauling moar illegal guns and drugs into Chi town so moar black on black crimes could be committed. You might just as well be a part of the problem because you have no solutions for them.

dinthebeast said...

I got registered to vote at the DMV when I renewed my state ID there, and the "motor voter" program amounts to them handing you a voter registration form with your other paperwork. There's nothing "automatic" about it, you still have to fill it out and you still have to be a citizen. The convenience to it is that your state ID or driver's license is the proof of citizenship (or otherwise) document they most commonly ask for, so when you're applying for one, you can apply for both if you qualify.
By the way, I've had that same form offered to me at the Social Security office, the Post Office, and in the grocery store parking lot.

-Doug in Oakland

mike from iowa said...

Chinese hook shop that prostituted Pats owner Kraft also sold access to Drumpf to chinese businessmen.

https://www.the-immoral-minority.com/the-founder-of-the-spa-where-the-patriots-owner-was-soliciting-prostitution-also-sold-access-to-us-political-figures-to-chinese-businessmen/

Everything involved with Drumpf is shit stained and corrupt.

Anonymous said...

It Exists: DOJ Finds Letter Ordering Scrutiny of Uranium One, Hillary Clinton

https://www.thedailybeast.com/doj-finds-letter-it-said-didnt-exist-ordering-scrutiny-of-uranium-one-hillary-clinton?ref=home

Anonymous said...


Everything involved with Drumpf is shit stained and corrupt.
6:43 PM



wolf...….wolf......wolf......

mike from iowa said...

Imagine if Drumpfuck was charged 16 felonies for every one of his scandals he be in bigly deep shit.

Fight! Fight! Fight! On the playground said...

Grab your popcorn, guys. We're about to witness some wingnut-on-wingnut violence.

Trump is Twitter ranting about Ann Coulter, calling her a "wacky nut job" because she has correctly pointed out that he's lost the battle to build his dumb wall (his "emergency declaration" will be tied up in court until a Democratic president cancels it) and so Trump's no longer racist enough for her (but then, who is, really?).

dinthebeast said...

Bill Maher, apparently.

-Doug in Oakland

PilotX said...

https://www.theroot.com/north-carolina-state-supreme-court-appoints-first-black-1833186262

PilotX said...

"Chicago and Philadelphia are infamous for "ringers" and dead people casting votes. These are Democrat machine cities. Isn't that rigging?"

Nah, any evidence of this? Just old urban legends. Chicago is a Democratic stronghold so no need to rig the vote. R's don't have a chance in municipal elections.

Anonymous said...

Nah, any evidence of this? Just old urban legends. Chicago is a Democratic stronghold so no need to rig the vote. R's don't have a chance in municipal elections.
12:15 PM


wolf......wolf......wolf......

dinthebeast said...

My friend Nathan said he could write a script that would pull a paragraph out of a comment and add "wolf......wolf......wolf......" to it in about ten minutes.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

Lie:

None of the Clinton’s wealth was earned illegally

Truth:  between 2001 and 2012, Bill Clinton gave 13 speeches for which he received fees of $500,000 or more.  ELEVEN of them were while Hillary was SoS.  This almost proves influence peddling by itself, and influence peddling is illegal.

https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2015/apr/26/peter-schweizer/fact-checking-clinton-cash-author-claim-about-bill/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/yes-the-clintons-should-be-investigated/2017/11/19/d88bb652-cb15-11e7-b0cf-7689a9f2d84e_story.html

But this is a blog where the rule for allies is "dindu nuffins".  Or in the words of Lenin, "Kto?  Kgo?"

Bill didn’t rape anybody.

There is a lot more evidence that Bill Clinton raped Paula Jones than that Brent Kavanaugh had anything to do with Christine Blasey-Ford.

Anonymous said...

I got registered to vote at the DMV when I renewed my state ID there, and the "motor voter" program amounts to them handing you a voter registration form with your other paperwork.

They don't ask for any other documentation, do they?  (If illegal aliens have any, it's forged anyway.)

There's nothing "automatic" about it, you still have to fill it out and you still have to be a citizen.

Word is you don't have to show a birth certificate or proof of naturalization, so anyone can register and vote.  Worse, California accepts the Mexican Matricula Consular as a SOLE document required to get a driver's license:

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/wcm/connect/11a86d62-f848-4012-bc7d-4192bdef4f00/doc_req_matrix.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

Literally anyone can get a Matricula Consular; the consulates hand them out like candy.  There's no flag on the license indicating non-citizenship.  Even if the DMV checked documents the first time, illegal aliens can register to vote later.  If registration forms are sent with mail renewals, it's likely that either they do or someone does it for them.

If California was held to the standards of actual America, it would have maybe 30 electoral votes and probably be solidly Republican.

PilotX said...

"There is a lot more evidence that Bill Clinton raped Paula Jones than that Brent Kavanaugh had anything to do with Christine Blasey-Ford."

Is that the new legal standard? Interesting.

PilotX said...

"If California was held to the standards of actual America, it would have maybe 30 electoral votes and probably be solidly Republican."

Not a chance. Any state that has large metropolitan populations are solidly blue. New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, DC, ect. Red states are bastions of hyper religiosity and hemogeneity. What is "actual" America anyway?

Anonymous said...

"Is that the new legal standard?"

It's proof of your shameless hypocrisy.

PilotX said...



"It's proof of your shameless hypocrisy."

My hypocrisy? I don't recall making any opinions about the Paula Jones case.

Anonymous said...

Nice deflection. There's so little racism in this country that you have to invent fake hate crimes. Good luck in the future. If nothing else, you've turned the "racism" accusation into a punchline.

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