Thursday, December 31, 2015

Thursday Roundup

When you are hated by your own political party officials and colleagues, you really have no shot at the presidency.

Even so, Ted Cruz is absolutely dangerous as hell.

Here it is, in case you want to know the details of the Cosby criminal charges.

Cosby is completely cooked because of the deposition in the civil case having been made public (at least in part). Contrary to some legal experts, I believe there will be a plea agreement, and Cosby may never do any jail time.

If he fully admits to his wrongdoing in exchange for the criminal charges being dropped, most if not all of the women will be probably be satisfied.

Rahm Emanuel, a neoliberal piece of shit pretending to be a Democrat, deserves everything and more coming to him.

Obituary: Kind of a surprise, I guess: Actor Wayne Rogers, 82 believe it or not, died today from complications of pneumonia. He was in numerous television programs but is best remembered for his role as Trapper John in the M.A.S.H. series in the 1970s. The show lasted far longer than the Korean War in which it was set, but Rogers was in the show only during the first three seasons.

I liked the series best during those years. It seemed to run out of steam in its later years.

He later proved to be a savvy businessman and investor, doing quite well for himself.

This is interesting:

He moved beyond acting to see serious success later in life as a money manager and investor. In 1988 and 1990 he appeared as an expert witness before the House Judiciary Committee to speak in favor of maintaining the Glass-Steagall banking laws of the 1930s.

Rogers should have run for president.

The Cosby case has opened up discussion about the statute of limitations for sexual assault. They vary widely from state to state.

The prosecution had no choice but to file, but until the documents from the civil case came to light last summer, they didn't have much to go on.

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