I wrote yesterday of Memorial Day’s significance. Briefly, but pointedly.

A quote from an Opinion piece in today’s Washington Post speaks to Memorial Day better. Better than I expressed: “Arlington National Cemetery’s headstones speak with silent eloquence of the price paid for what we have.” Silent eloquence…..

Netanyahu caught with his pants down. What he claims to have been an inadvertent error. The deaths of 45 persons and 240 wounded. Netanyahu describes it as a “tragic accident.”

An Israeli air strike. A horrific scene. Charred bodies and screams. The airstrike near a Lebanese hospital.

Pope Francis spoke a “bad word” in Italian. Did so before an audience in attendance for his blessing sunday at the Vatican. The misspoken word a ‘lapus lingua.” A slip of the tongue.

Francis used the word “cazzo.” Equivalent to “penis, prick, pecker and dick.” LGBT people ae upset that the Pope would use such a “vulgar word.” He meant to say “caso” which means “case.”

He quickly corrected himself.

The Italian press wrote the blunder was unlikely to hurt the Pope’s image among Italian people. Francis is already considered to be a bit of a “bad boy,” having owned a pair of Harley-Davidson motorcycles for a short time.

Closing statements begin today in Trump’s hush money case in New York City.

Closing statements can have a value. Generally however a jury has made up its mind and the summation is merely a perfunctory act when it comes to right and wrong. However, there are instances where the closing statement can move a jury to an opposite decision they had already formulated. Rare, however.

It happened for me and against me. I recall one case that was a clear win for my client. The proof went in easily and it was clear he was in the right.

Opposing counsel was an excellent attorney. Did his job well. Not an eloquent convincing speaker, however.  Except for that day. He over excelled in summation. Even I was impressed.

My client who had the winning side got hit with a $300,000 verdict.

It happens. That’s why it is said you can never know what a jury will do.

This is 2024. Racism rules established. Even though not always followed.

Arthur Grand Technologies is an IT firm based in Ashburn, Virginia. The Justice Department fined the company for a “whites only” job posting. The company was fined $38,000 for posting the discriminatory job advertisement.

The ad also included “only U.S. born.”

Global warning. A new report advised that since May of last year, the average person has experienced 26 more days of abnormal warmth than they would have without global warming.

It is obvious Donald Trump must have financial problems. Lawyer fees alone consuming him. He has to pay some of them.

It was reported in Newsweek that Trump has sold one of his private jets “amid spiraling” legal costs.”

Trump has to win the Presidential election for a number of reasons. The position to do favors. The position to manipulate situations. He will find a way.

On this day in 1934, the Dionne quintuplets – Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne were born to Elijire Dionne at the family farm in Ontario, Canada. The girls were identical. “Identical” means created from a single egg. 

They are the first quintuplets known to have survived infancy. All made it to adulthood.

Today is their birthday. Two have survived to 89. Annette and Cecile.

Their total weight at birth was 13 pounds 6 ounces. The highest weight was 3 pounds 4 ounces, the lowest 2 pounds 4 ounces.

Their mother Elijire went into immediate shock during the delivery, but recovered in 2 hours.

An interesting story. Their lives even more so. Not what you might have expected. I plan on sharing it in bits and pieces over the next few days.

Enjoy your day!

One comment on “SILENT ELOQUENCE

  1. At least Netanyahu has the good sense and personal quality to own up when he was wrong. When Donald Trump does something wrong he lies about it, every time.

    Thank you Mr. Netanyahu and please put an end to this war and fix the problems causing it.

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