Stephen Harmon In Better Days

For some this could be a tough read. I’d like to introduce you to a man named Stephen Harmon. By the accounts of those who new him he was a generous, loving and God worshipping man, a credit to his church and community.

He was 34 years old when he died the day before yesterday of Covid. He was an antivaxer who mocked the need for vaccines, suggesting he would put his faith in God to protect him first. He was sometimes public in his contempt for vaccines.

On June 3d, yes just over a month ago, he tweeted: “If…

For at least the last couple of days Florida has led the nation in new Covid cases, new Covid deaths, and in Covid hospitalizations. Yesterday Florida reported over 12,600 new Covid cases, almost double the next closest state (California). Yesterday Florida reported 86 Covid deaths, more than double the next closest state (Texas) and a quarter of all Covid deaths yesterday in the United States.

The horrible tragedy is that nearly all (if not all) of these deaths were preventable. These people died because they chose to not get vaccinated. A big part of the reason they chose to not…

Sometimes The Crooks Make It Easy

Some think the tax fraud will be hard to prove. It won’t be. The Trump Organization made prosecution easy by maintaining two separate sets of books documenting their fraud. One set of books for the purpose of misstating compensation to Weisselberg as another kind of expense and another secret set of books to record what Weisselberg was really being paid. Here’s how it worked.

Suppose you go to work for a company, we’ll just call it “The Keith Organization.” Your job is to be the CFO of Keith Org. The company agrees your total compensation will be $100,000 per year…

Weisselberg Brought Into Arraignment In Handcuffs

Here it is. I’ll have more thoughts later, but it broadly alleges a deliberate, 15 year long tax scheme that resorted underreporting $1.7 million in income. There are 15 separate counts of charges.

Charges include conspiracy, tax frauds, grand larceny, and false filings of business and tax records. Quoting from the introduction to the indictment:

The defendants, in the County of New York and elsewhere, during the period from on or about March 31, 2005, to on or about June 30, 2021, as set forth below, engaged in a scheme constituting a systematic ongoing course of conduct with intent to…

Mark Grods Admits To Being Among Those In This Military Style “Stack” Invading The Capitol

Mark Grods is the third member of the Oath Keepers to plead guilty to conspiracy charges and agree to cooperate with the investigation. You can read his statement of information, stating what he will plead guilty to and facts supporting those charges that he is admitting, HERE.

  • Grods admits that he was part of a conspiracy against the United States and that the “purpose of the conspiracy was to stop, delay, and hinder the Certification of the Electoral College vote.”
  • He admits to “attending or scheduling trainings to teach and learn paramilitary combat tactics in advance of the January 6…

If bipartisanship even was possible, is it desirable with the Republican Party we now face that is committed to the undermining our democracy through the Big Lie? John Pavlovitz is a minister and author who I certainly don’t always agree with, but I found much of what he wrote in this article persuasive and profound. It is certainly provocative with the title “Terrorists Don’t Deserve Bipartisanship.”

I will quote from some of it.

“The idea of bipartisanship suggests that there are two very different but equally valid sides represented at a given moment. …

Nancy Pelosi has submitted a bill to form a House Select Committee to investigate January 6th. You can read the Resolution HERE.

Some of my thoughts.

  • The resolution repeatedly labels the events of that day as “domestic terrorism.”
  • Purpose. Includes investigating issues related to the preparedness and response of the Capitol Police and other law enforcement agencies and the “influencing factors” that fomented such an attack on our democracy.
  • Composition. 13 Members of the House, 8 appointed by Pelosi and 5 in consultation with the Minority Leader McCarthy. There are reports Pelosi will appoint one Republican making the composition 7–5…

Rudy Giuliani’s license to practice law has been suspended by the New York Bar Disciplinary Grievance Committee for his repeated lies claiming election fraud. Per the court filing:

“we conclude that there is uncontroverted evidence that respondent communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump’s failed effort at reelection in 2020. These false statements were made to improperly bolster respondent’s narrative that due to widespread voter fraud, victory in the 2020 United States presidential election…

Back When The Believers Believed

Sometimes Trump Attorney Sidney Powell filed many of the failed lawsuits challenging the election. Her Trumpian believers were so convinced the lawsuit would reverse the Biden election victory that they named her (and the lawsuits), “The Kraken.” She lost all of them. All of them were frivolous, many engaged in reprehensible dishonesty.

For example, in one she submitted an affidavit from a supposed former United States Army intelligence expert. This “expert” claimed Dominion and Smartmatic voting machine results were somehow manipulated by China and Iran and whoever. Powell submitted this “expert’s” testimony under the code name “Spyder” begging the court…

The Trump Department of Justice was weaponized to pursue political enemies. They futilely pursued Andrew McCabe, presented his case to a grand jury, which to the humiliation of Trump DOJ refused to indict, a real black swan event.

The DOJ secretly acquired phone records of reporters from CNN, The Washington Post and New York Times. The DOJ placed CNN attorneys under gag orders to keep this from reaching the light of day. The seizure of a CNN reporters emails continued even after a judge told prosecutors their justifications were “speculative” and “unanchored in any facts.”

Now being revealed are direct…


Retired lawyer & Army vet in The Villages of Florida. Lifelong: Republican (pre-Trump), Constitution buff, science nerd & dog lover. Twitter: @KeithDB80

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