This ‘umble site seems to be experiencing a DDOS attack. Lord knows why, or from whom; might be quite random, though I prefer to think it’s Carmen Ortiz, that awful prosecutor who hounded Aaron Swartz to death. I have no real reason to believe that, apart from wishful thinking, and the slender fact that the first intimations of the attack came from IP addresses in Cambridge, Mass.

More importantly, I note that Obie has not fired Ortiz yet, in spite of the universal execration deservedly poured upon her head after Aaron’s death. I said at the time that she’s not an ‘outlier’ — that she’s executing policy that her bosses are right behind, all the way up, from the AG to the president and on to the people who own and manipulate the president like the pathetic marionette he is.

I claim now that events have vindicated me. The dog did not bark, and the message is clear.

More guessing games: Who is the distinguished jurist shown above? A faithful reader tagged ole Strom right away, in an earlier post.


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    • Not to mention the robes. The implication seems to be that the court is a church, the bench an altar, and the officiant therefore wears a robe. So who’s the god?

  1. Huh. I would never have thought of making a fashion statement. I figured that this was a tribute to a public servant who died in the line of duty. Or, perhaps, I’m supposed to envision a B-17 squadron over the skies of Harvard.

  2. The conviction rate in Freisler’s Nazi kangaroo court was 90 percent, vs 85 percent in the US Federal Court system. Clearly, we are dealing with similar numbers of guilty people.

    While none of the high priests at the Temple of Justice can ever hope to emulate the apotheosis of hysterical sadism achieved by Herr Freisler, there are some who dare to fly:

    Author Brendan I. Koerner commented in regard to the popularity of Judge Judy:
    “ Court-show viewers don’t seem to want moral conundrums or technical wrinkles. They love Sheindlin’s show because she offers them a fantasy of how they’d like the justice system to operate—swiftly, and without procedural mishaps or uppity lawyers. They get to see wrongdoers publicly humiliated by a strong authority figure. There is no uncertainty after Sheindlin renders her verdict and bounds off the bench, and there certainly are no lengthy appeals”

    Good thing we live in a democracy.

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