The Pardu

The Pardu
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Showing posts with label Quick Hit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Quick Hit. Show all posts

Friday, March 15, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Quick Hit (Veiled Coded Threats)

Do you recall this from the Trump fixer, Michael Cohen testimony a few weeks back?

Can the man move through two days without revealing his inner core?

Little need for more verbiage beyond the Crooks and Liars piece.

Be aware of the person who would be the dictator. StumbleUpon

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Quick Hit: Trump Disses The Poor

War against the poor? Suprised? Of course, you already knew that your status as a common Americans (the 96% of income families) was not a Trump concern. Last night Trump literally rubbed our poor faces across the creases in his fat face.

Take a look and listen to art how he disses all but his top 1 percent elites while campaigning in the safe (conservative) State of Iowa.
While many news outlets are commenting on Trump's campaign rally, Joe Scarborough (and company) spent a couple of minutes dissecting the folly of it all (and Trump's many lies).


Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Now, we know exactly why Trump fired Comey.

He had great things to report to the Russians the day after the firing.

CNN's JeffreyToubin says the "O" word.

Italics and highlight added by me.

 Cornell University Law School

Obstruction of justice

Obstruction of justice is defined in the omnibus clause of 18 U.S.C. § 1503, which provides that "whoever . . . . corruptly or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, influences, obstructs, or impedes, or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede, the due administration of justice, shall be (guilty of an offense)." Persons are charged under this statute based on allegations that a defendant intended to intefere with an official proceeding, by doing things such as destroying evidence, or intefering with the duties of jurors or court officers. 
A person obstructs justice when they have a specific intent to obstruct or interfere with a judicial proceeding. For a person to be convicted of obstructing justice, they must not only have the specific intent to obstruct the proceeding, but the person must know (1) that a proceeding was actually pending at the time; and (2) there must be a nexus between the defendant’s endeavor to obstruct justice and the proceeding, and the defendant must have knowledge of this nexus. 
§ 1503 applies only to federal judicial proceedings. Under § 1505, however, a defendant can be convicted of obstruction of justice by obstructing a pending proceeding before Congress or a federal agency. A pending proceeding could include an informal investigation by an executive agency.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Morning Java Quick Hit: Existential Hillary! Yes or No!

Enjoy while the caffeine kicks-in!!!!

How about a comment from MSNBC's Krystal Ball on Hillary's possible run in 2016 to go along with your Sumatra,  Kopi Luwak IndonesianKenya AA, Tanzanian, French Roast, Kona Coast, 'Black Ivory' [Thai Elephant Dong],  Jamaica Blue Mountain, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Costa Rican, Espresso,  Moyobama Peruvian Organic, Indonesian Blend, Coffee Latte, Kauai Blend (often bitter), Colombian Red Lips, or your Folgers 100% Colombian?
                                 Coffees of the World

I, The Pardu, agree with every word spoken by Krystal Ball, MSNBC's The Cycle......

Don’t run, Hillary
Krystal shares why she doesn’t want Hillary Clinton to run in 2016 and why Elizabeth Warren should take her fight for the middle class to the White House

Thursday, September 5, 2013

QUICK HIT: Ghetto Tracker APP

OK, so for those who are trying hard to deny the reality of Upper crust separation from the common folk, try this article on for size.

Huffington Post, The Ghetto Tracker App

The app functions by allowing locals to rate the safety of different parts of a given area. According to The Week, the original launch of the page featured a white family of four smiling alongside the app's promise to show users "which parts of town are safe and which ones are ghetto, or unsafe."
I am going to follow the lead of others and assert it is 'racism' at it maximum and at its worse. Yet, there is more if you think hard about such an App. Now, think what happens if downloads and use of such an App takes-off. It will not continue as a free, or low cost app, and technologist will take its application to the outer-limits. Those same technologist will also develop fine instruments and widgets to finely tune one's ability to avoid people and with avoidance criteria for sorting (ascending or descending).

How about an App to avoid, people who live in homes valued under $200,000?  Of course, such an App would sound an alarm (with personal choice of alarm tone) if the home values fall to, heaven forbid, lower than $100,000.  You know what is next, don't you: "an App to immediately slow your vehicle and verbalize danger-danger when the GPS programmed unit finds you within three miles of home values at $50,000 of less."

Opportunity is limitless!  The mega rich politically conservative could avoid "blue" districts; liberals could avoid "red' districts. Martin Luther King Blvds, and Cinco De Mayo Blvds could sound alerts. High concentrations of Hunan, Madarin and Cantonese restaurants would activate a programmed alert if activated when not seeking Asian Cuisine.  Super racist could avoid neighborhoods with predominate Jewish residents. African-Americans could avoid predominately white neighborhoods. Yes, it is true, some black people avoid white neighborhoods.  The police in those neighborhoods seem to pull people over quite a bit. 

The ultimate response from the App. The unit could be programmed to provide a very loud "USA, USA, USA" once the driver moves to a 'safe' point according the prep-programmed GPS data base. 

While Huff Post reports the companies website has been scrubbed a bit, I see the App as the perfect tool of "White Privilege."  On a very serious note, I also see usage or sales beyond forecast.

"American Exceptionalism."