The damages portion of the civil case brought against Trump by the New York’s Attorney General begins today. Last week, the Judge found there was sufficient evidence to render a summary judgment decision that Trump was guilty of outright fraud. Such leaves only the damages portion of the case to be decided. That is the part of the case that began today.
Trump is appearing. A picture has already been on the internet showing him sitting at counsel table between his attorneys waiting for the trial to begin. The visitor portion behind him shows a packed courtroom.
The case is non jury which means the Judge will decide how much it will cost Trump for his many business wrongdoings where he inflated the value of his assets to secure favorable loans and insurance terms.
The Rory McIlroy and Joe LaCava conflict on the green of the 18th hole. The facts are well known and need not be repeated here. My feelings concerning the issue are that LaCava was wrong.
McIlroy still had to putt. A birdie putt if made would split the match rather than award a whole point to the U.S. LaCava interfered with McIlroy’s lining up the putt. LaCava continued to wave his hat even following McIlroy asking him to move.
The green belongs to players first, caddies second. LaCava was out of hand. Justifiably excited. Nevertheless, he overstepped his bounds.
LaCava’s “sin” had to be an extreme one. McIlroy said LaCava’s actions made him the maddest he has ever been in his golfing career.
There are good policemen. An Alabama experience proves the point.
The “thief” Kate Johnson. She receives monthly pay of Ghc720 per month. She cares for herself, 2 daughters, 2 grandchildren and a niece. She lost her paycheck the week before the incident to be described.
The children/dependents she cares for had not eaten for 2 days. She went to buy eggs. Only had 50 cents. Stole 5 eggs instead. One for each of those she was supporting.
She got caught. The police were called. Told her story to Officer William Stacy and a store staff person. They decided not to press charges.
Officer Stacy bought her a dozen eggs.
Later that week Officer Stacy, along with a few others, came to Johnson and gifted her with 2 trucks of food to feed her family.
Proving some policemen are good. God is good.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes a blog also. He has been doing so for years.
One of his comments in today’s blog involves Trump. He spells out Trump wants to murder shoplifters. In so doing, the U.S. would be following the policies of Iran, China and North Korea where thieves are executed.
Trump stated his position at a GOP luncheon friday in California: “Very simply, if you rob a store, you can fully expect to be shot as you are leaving the store. Shot.”
My thought: Trump’s position justifies “murder” by police officers. imagine Kate Johnson in Alabama and her theft of 5 eggs. If a police officer had been in the store at he time of the theft, she could have been shot with impunity.
Her death would have been a punishment far greater than the crime committed. And don’t say it could not happen. We live in crazy times. Deaths by police officers have occurred with little or no justification in recent years all over our country.
Additionally assume Johnson was shot and killed in her theft of 5 eggs, who would take care of her 5 dependents? The State in the final analysis. The tab being paid with taxpayer dollars.
Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) will forever be remembered for his January 6 actions. He was videoed climbing the steps of the Capitol as the insurrection was forming, turning to face them with a raised fist and smile in support of them.
He has a history of being anti-union. Nevertheless last monday, he visited striking auto workers in Wentzville where he called himself “pro-worker” and encouraged higher pay for auto workers.
The auto workers did not “buy” his Johnny come lately “recent support.” They let him know they were aware of his anti-union positions and that he took contributions from auto companies.
Hawley has a 0% agreement rating with the UAW and an 11 % approval rating with the AFL-CIO.
Hawley’s lies did not fly.
Enjoy your day!