On May 24, 2022, a gunman opened fire inside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing at least 19 children and two teachers.
[Afterwards,] GOP lawmakers refused to support the possibility of any gun control measures as the nation reels in the wake of the worst school shooting since the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012. Instead, the elected officials called for more armed teachers and even fortified schools meant to keep bad actors away from children, saying laws to limit access to firearms don’t work.
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Police said the 18-year-old who attacked the school, identified as Salvador Ramos, was wearing body armor that made him more difficult to stop after he crashed his car through a barricade near Robb Elementary School. At least two law enforcement officers tried to engage him and were injured in the shooting, The New York Times reported.
As usual, Texas Republicans are just not up to the task. They always propose these halfway solutions, when the most effective way to stop these school shootings is to arm the students — preferably with armor-piercing bullets. A couple instances of 8-year olds turning an attempted shooter into swiss cheese and this will stop for good!
Source: Top Texas Republicans Call For More Guns, Fortified Schools, Armed Teachers After Attack | HuffPost Latest News
[Accounting firm Mazars USA, on Monday February 14,] informed the Trump Organization in a letter that it was cutting ties, noting that the financial statements it had prepared with information provided by the company between mid-2011 and June 2020 “should no longer be relied upon.”[Source: Huffington Post]
The mockery is well deserved. But, first, a bit of history:
BITEME.ME, RawStory, and ABC News were all over this nearly five freaking years ago, yet it took Mazars until February of 2022 to get the memo. Could this scandal precipitate the death of Mazars like the Enron scandal did to Arthur Andersen two decades ago? Only time will tell.
The police are tracking you. The CIA is tracking you. But thanks to Apple’s latest technology, your local stalker can do it too.
Apple’s network, however, is particularly powerful. AirTags are able to use the Find My network, which uses Bluetooth technology and other people’s iPhones, MacBooks and iPads ― hundreds of millions of devices, according to Apple ― to ping location signals back to the person who owns it. The process is so efficient it barely touches a device’s battery power. And because the world is already blanketed in Apple products, the location data is generally very precise.
If we understand correctly, you might get a notification that you’re being tracked if you use an Apple device. But what if you’re on an Android device instead? You can download a handy Android app that will tell you if you’re being tracked by an Apple AirTag. Sounds like a win-win since presumably Apple and Google will now know your whereabouts 24/7.
If users ever feel their safety is at risk, they are encouraged to contact local law enforcement who can work with Apple to provide any available information about the unknown AirTag.
So what happens if you contact the police?
“They were just very dismissive,” Sam from Brooklyn said. The officers she spoke with refused to write anything down. “They were like, ‘There’s nothing to report. Nothing happened. We can’t just write a report. This isn’t like TV shows.’”
Source: AirTags Are A Growing Headache For Apple Amid Disturbing Reports Of Tracking | HuffPost Impact
MrMild has cautioned me against making predictions: “What’s the point?” he says. “They’ll either come true or they won’t.”
Nevertheless, here I go . . .
Mueller has already crossed Donald Trump’s “red line” by delving into the family finances, but has yet to target Trump himself or members of Trump’s family. What I see happening is that Mueller is drawing the noose tighter around Trump. Mueller has already seen Manafort convicted, Cohen pleading guilty, Pecker and Weisselberg getting immunity deals.
What’s next? Well, here comes the prediction: Mueller will further tighten the noose by flipping the rest of Trump’s executives. Mueller knows who they are, but for those keeping score at home, here’s a handy list. And another. Then there are the campaign staffers, and the inaugural committee.
Two final predictions (because I cannot help myself): Trump gets impeached, and ends up in Moscow where Putin gives him asylum.
The Bitemaster is running for NY State Attorney General!
Here’s my entire platform:
I’ll do the media appearances and leave the lawyering to Barbara Underwood, Preet Bharara and Elliot Spitzer.
Under increasing attack from Trump and Lindsey Graham, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stands firm in maintaining the independence of the Justice Department.
While I am attorney general, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.
I demand the highest standards, and where they are not met, I take action. However, no nation has a more talented, more dedicated group of law enforcement investigators and prosecutors than the United States.
The Biteme Commissariat for Editorial Policy disagrees with Sessions on . . . almost everything. A quick sample would include the death penalty, civil forfeiture, immigration, sanctuary cities, medical marijuana, etc., etc., and so forth.
On the other hand, he has stood strong in opposition to Trump’s attempts to use the DOJ as Trump’s personal Star Chamber.
And for that, we offer AG Sessions our hearty support.
Washington Post roasts Giuliani’s media performance: Opinion | Giuliani stumbles into another fiasco
I say it’s time to just throw random questions at America’s Mayor and watch what happens:
- Do you think Trump’s casinos will make money this year?
- Have you tried Trump Vodka?
- Who’s in charge of the Trump legal strategy?
- Does the President plan to sleep with any more porn stars?
- Who’s a better lawyer, Jay Sekulow or Ty Cobb?
- How long will it take you to get up to speed on the facts?
- Have you ever paid off a porn star for yourself?
- Have you ever paid off a porn star for a client?
- What kind of messes do important attorneys like yourself clean up for their clients?
- How do you know that there was no collusion between the President and Putin?
Don’t forget the popcorn!
Michael R. Caputo, Republican political consultant and friend of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, on what it’s like to be grilled by Mueller’s team of attorneys:
“They weren’t pulling any punches, I don’t think I’m going to be friending them on Facebook any time soon.”
Source: ‘It’s all about collusion’: Former Trump adviser details interview with special counsel’s team – ABC News