Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Scriber might be fined 6 months of pay

6 months without pay
Michael Kwan, a longtime justice court judge in Utah, was suspended for six months without pay for statements that he made both in court and on Facebook over several years that were critical of President Trump. Those comments were “laden with blunt, and sometimes indelicate, criticism,” according to the Utah Supreme Court’s ruling. One of Kwan’s posts, for example, read “Welcome to the beginning of the fascist takeover.” [CNN]

Damn! We are a nation of laws, supposedly, and laws rest on precedent. That means that your Scriber is likely to be docked 6 months of pay. Let’s see … 6 months x $0.00 equals …

More of the judge’s comments can be found in the CNN report, A Utah judge was suspended for six months after he criticized Trump in court and on Facebook. For instance:

Several days after the 2016 election, the ruling said, Kwan wrote, “Think I’ll go to the shelter to adopt a cat before the President-Elect grabs them all” – a thinly-veiled reference to the “Access Hollywood” tape in which Trump was heard using vulgar language to refer to grabbing women’s genitals.

On the day of Trump’s inauguration, Kwan made a comment directed at the President that said, “Will you dig your heels in and spend the next four years undermining our country’s reputation and standing in the world? … Will you continue to demonstrate your inability to govern and political incompetence?”

On February 13, 2017, several weeks after Trump’s inauguration, Kwan made another post, the ruling said. “Welcome to the beginning of the fascist takeover,” it read, questioning whether Republicans in Congress would “be the American Reichstag and refuse to stand up for the Constitution,” referring to the parliamentary body of Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler.

New Yorker cover

Which of these comments is false? Republicans in Congress, for example, have failed in their Constitutional oversight duties.

For more on Republican enablers, see today’s post by AZ Blue Meanie, Lickspittle lackey Lindsey Graham is a complete fraud. Also appearing on the front cover of the New Yorker are Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and AG William Barr.

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