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Boom Lowered: TX AG Ken Paxton Files Lawsuit Against San Antonio for Requested Documents on Chick-fil-A Ban

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Image via TX AG Ken Paxton’s Twitter feed.

Nearly two weeks after the Federal Aviation Administration announced it was launching investigations into the bans on Chick-fil-A restaurants at the San Antonio Airport and the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Texas AG Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit against the city of San Antonio.

Alleging that the city has so far not cooperated with the state’s investigation, which began in late March, Paxton said in a statement:

The Public Information Act ensures that “the people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know.” Nevertheless, the City of San Antonio has refused to comply with the Office of the Attorney General’s investigation, instead claiming an exemption to disclosure.

“The City of San Antonio claims that it can hide documents because it anticipates being sued,” Attorney General Paxton said. “But we’ve simply opened an investigation using the Public Information Act. If a mere investigation is enough to excuse the City of San Antonio from its obligation to be transparent with the people of Texas, then the Public Information Act is a dead letter. The city’s extreme position only highlights its fear about allowing any sunshine on the religious bigotry that animated its decision.”

In response to the lawsuit, San Antonio City Attorney Andy Segovia questioned Paxton’s ability to investigate the issue without bias:

“It is clear from the strident comments in his press release that any ‘investigation’ would be a pretense to justify his own conclusions,” Segovia said in a written statement. In addition, he said, Paxton has yet to specify what authority he is relying upon to investigate the airport contract.

Paxton ordered his office to get involved in the controversy after the San Antonio city council voted in March to effectively ban the restaurant from their airport for seven years after a report from the liberal website Think Progress was released detailing Chick-fil-A’s 2017 charitable contributions.

The AG’s office is not the only branch of Texas’s government to step in. The Texas state legislature passed a “save Chick-fil-A” bill in May that Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is expected to sign.

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West Point Must Cancel Its Nike Contract

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West Point Must Cancel its Nike Contract

First of all, full disclosure; I am a 1980 graduate of that hallowed institution known as The United States Military Academy at West Point. Being raised in an environment of Duty, Honor, Country, quite necessarily colors my opinion on this matter.

Back in 2015, THE Academy (all others are merely cheap imitations, especially that place that teaches Boat Driving) collaborated with Nike in a rebranding of what was then known as, “Army Athletics.” Part of that rebranding was changing the “Army Team” to the “Army West Point” team. Along with that came a new set of color combinations for team uniforms that I must admit, are pretty decent.

This contract even extended across sales of fan “gear,” which I spend about as much on as Fly Fishing and Golf equipment…until recently. The first thing that sparked my ire, was Nike’s full throated support for that pampered millionaire, Colin Kaepernick. Like any real American, I expressed my personal displeasure by merely refusing to purchase more Nike emblazoned gear. Well, I also modified some of the stuff I had already purchased and did not wish to throw away.
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This time, Nike has stepped way over the line. It has a new poster ad out showing 7 hijab wearing Muslim female athletes with the caption, “Don’t change who you are. Change the world.” Change the World alright. As I noted in a previous article, Islam is a politico, socio, military construct, masquerading as a religion in order to establish the World-wide Caliphate. Yes. Change the World. Change it into a woman subjugating, mutilating planet governed by a theocracy that thrives on violence, want, deprivation and envy.

The United States Military Academy at West Point needs to have no truck with an organization that promotes such in its advertising. I hope my fellow members of The Long Gray Line will step up and let The Academy know that we really don’t want our beloved Alma Mater involved with such an unpatriotic organization that obviously has such little concern for women.

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Rachel Maddow Gets Blacklisted And Why CNN, MSNBC Always Get Beat In The Ratings

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Please Come Back New York Times

This must be a sure sign of the apocalypse.

The Rachel Maddow Show over at MSNBC which is the featured product over at that network has been in a rating freefall which was covered here last week by my colleague Brandon Morse Rachel Maddow’s Ratings Are Still Falling With No Signs Of Stopping.

Well now comes this.

Her show along with others at MSNBC and CNN ( Don “My hair is not dyed” Lemon ) are facing a ban from the New York Times. You read that right. The old grey lady is saying that we can print crazy on our editorial pages, we just don’t want our reporters on your T.V. version of crazy shows.

According to Fox News

The New York Times had reportedly blocked its reporters from appearing on “Maddow” because the program is too partisan, with one insider from the Grey Lady’s newsroom agreeing, telling Fox News “it rubs off” on any journalist who is too closely aligned to the far left.

“I do think Maddow, and others on MSNBC, have very strong opinions that affect their ability to tell stories in an accurate way sometimes,” the source said. “You don’t get tainted just by appearing [on the show], but it’s better to err on the side of trying to maintain objectivity and caution.”

Cornell Law School professor and conservative blogger William A. Jacobson told Fox News that “Maddow built her viewership on Russia collusion conspiracy theories dressed up as analysis,” and said the Mueller Report “destroyed” her credibility.

“MSNBC is standing by her because she still has a large viewership emotionally invested bringing down Trump,” Jacobson said. “That some reporters refuse to go on her show is important, but is unlikely to change her behavior. Maddow long ago carved out her faux-intellectual paranoid niche, and she’s stuck in it.”

Professor Jacobson from Legal Insurrection simply nails it right here. Maddow, Don Lemon, Chris Cuomo, and Larry O’Donnell have been masquerading as legit news anchors for years and the Russia (Non) collusion story exposed them all for what they are.

Partisan commentators.

Sean Hannity and Laura Ingram over at Fox are also in that same category also. No one is tuning into any of these shows to get unbiased news that makes you go hmmmmmmmmmmmmm. You are tuning in to get your political bias itch scratched and to make a witty comment on Facebook or Twitter the next day.

The difference is that Fox promotes it that way. MSNBC and CNN want you to believe everyone is unbiased even if they worked for the DNC and still do in some way shape or form.

Don’t believe me?

Fox Media reporter Howard Kurtz has talked about the opinion side and news side at Fox and in the past been critical of those at the network as has Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace who did last month Wallace fires back at Fox ‘opinion people’ over Mueller letter. Fox freely admits that they have an opinion side and a news side. Taking colleagues to task is never easy to do but people at Fox have done that when needed.

When was the last time that Brian Stelter over at CNN did that? Stelter and Jake Tapper have been regulated to complaining about their colleagues being picked on rather than if anyone at the network is interested in reporting a story honestly.

Who in the hell does media analysis over at MSNBC? Your answer is nada. MSNBC gave up long ago on reporting anything other than spin but at least they are somewhat honest about it.

Which takes us back to the reason that the NYT is willing to have their staff forgo appearing on shows like Rachels, Don, and Lawerence. They all sold out that the Russian collusion story was a real thing and they can’t figure out how to move beyond it. The ratings have suffered and reporters that want to have any shot of credibility being seen on these shows will be tagged by the stench.

If they just went ahead and admitted they were opinion shows instead of news shows they could have mitigated some of that but they choose to play pretend. Now they have to super pretend that they still will matter going forward. That will be harder to do as more outlets will skip doing these shows as they become more unhinged as the election season continues.

Just like in the newspapers where there are the news section and then the editorial and opinion sections, CNN and MSNBC need to get back to that clear distinction and be honest about it. Their ratings will at least stabilize and then they can decide if they are happy with not getting what the advertisers will pay to be on Fox. There is absolutely no shame in being honest about your bias. The first step to that though is being honest about your bias.

If MSNBC and CNN do that than they have a shot at gaining a lil bit of ground.

Until then at least Rachel Maddow can take solace in that fact that during the 9 pm EDT time slot out of her counterparts at the other networks, CNN ( Cuomo ) and FOX ( Hannity ) she has the best hairdo of them all.

That won’t pay the bills but it should make her feel warm and fuzzy inside while the New York Times reporters skip her show.

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7 Year Old Boy Raises 22K for Border Wall by Selling Hot Chocolate

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In one of the better feel good stories I’ve seen in a while, Fox News 4 reports that a 7 year old boy from Texas has raised $22,000.00 in support of President Trump and the Border Wall. Young Benton Stevens opened up a hot chocolate stand and used the proceeds to donate to the private, Build The Wall Fund,” run by wounded Veteran and triple amputee, Brian Kolfage. From the article

It all started with President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union Address. Benton’s mother, Jennifer, told Fox 35 that Benton decided to start raising money for the border wall construction after President Trump said that we needed to protect our country and build a wall.

“Benton decided right then and there that he wanted to help the President build the wall,” Jennifer said.

Somebody is raising that kid right. Check out the entire article. It shows that the younger generations aren’t totally lost. Hopefully, Mom & Dad can keep him inoculated against the leftist propaganda he’s sure to be subjected to as he passes through our disordered education system.

Nicely Done Benton!

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Steven Crowder Makes a Hilarious Apology Video and Vox’s Carlos Maza Re-Triggers All Over the Place

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As I wrote on last week, Vox’s Carlos Maza started a campaign to get Steven Crowder banned from Youtube.

This stemmed from a rebuttal video that Crowder did on his show responding to Maza trashing conservative news outlets. You see, Maza is free to name call, use vulgarities, and go after anyone he wants, but the moment someone gives it back to him, he wants those people banished from society.

In fact, at one point Maza called for the assaulting of those he disagrees with.

This guy is not a victim. He’s a disingenuous, squirrelly guy who makes a living sliming others unfairly.

Here’s part of Maza’s original appeal to get Crowder banned.

If you’ve ever seen any of Maza’s videos, you know the above tweets are essentially a one to one representation of how annoying he is. He’s as liberal as they come, routinely skews facts, and presents things in bad faith on a consistent basis. In response, Crowder just had a little fun with the guy. That’s America. We are allowed to make fun of people (at least for now).

Maza doesn’t think so though and started interfacing with Youtube directly (because if you are a liberal, you get special treatment) to try to get Crowder’s channel banned. So far that hasn’t happened.

In response to all this, Steven Crowder released one of the funniest videos I’ve seen in years. Seriously, do yourself a favor and actually watch it. I get that when someone posts a video, most people only watch the first five seconds, but this is worth it. Trust me.

As you can see from his response, this re-triggered the heck out of Maza.

The best part of the video? Crowder apologizes to every single person of note he’s ever joked about on his show, including people like Hillary Clinton and Rachel Maddow. But there’s one lone exception: Carlos Maza. He’s never mentioned in what culminates into one of the all time greatest trolls I’ve witnessed on the internet. 20 minutes of dead pan apologies and Crowder dares Maza to start freaking out again.

Sure enough, that’s exactly what he did.

Maza is now currently trying to pressure advertisers to drop Youtube over their (current) refusal to ban Crowder. In reality, there’s no reason to ban him, as Crowder’s show meticulously follows Youtube’s community rules. Do he push the envelope? You bet he does. That’s what makes comedy funny and edgy. But he’s done nothing to justify being thrown off the platform.

Maza knows this but is pushing for it anyway because that’s what liberals do. They try to silence those that disagree with them and they certainly can’t take a joke.

We’ll see what Youtube ends up doing here. I suspect they’ll just try to ignore the situation until it blows over but if Maza’s call picks up steam, we could actually see Crowder’s show, which boasts almost 4M subscribers, taken down. If that happens, it’ll really be time to push the panic button for conservatives who have feared the censorship culture wouldn’t stop at Alex Jones.

Stay tuned.

UPDATE:

Youtube has officailly ruled against Carlo Maza and will not de-platform Steven Crowder.

Let the rustling of the jimmies begin.

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A Pox On Both Their Houses!

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A Pox on Both Their Houses!

Both former Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell need to be investigated for their ties to Chinese government and businesses. Yesterday’s Wall Street journal makes a great case for this. From the article

If you think investors, workers and consumers are eager for China to stop stealing intellectual property and for the U.S. to stop hiking tariffs, imagine how Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell feel. Family and business ties forged at a time of friendlier U.S.-China relations are bound to attract increasing scrutiny as both prepare to face voters in 2020. Former vice president Biden is currently the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, while Republican Senate Majority Leader McConnell seeks re-election in Kentucky.

The article starts with a discussion of the appearance of impropriety by President Trump’s Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao, who it seems might have used her position as a cabinet secretary to assist family members in gaining access to officials in the Chinese government. Secretary Chao, for those of you late to the party, is married to Senator McConnell.

Later, the article talks about Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden. Supposedly Biden fils, was the beneficiary of a 1.5 billion dollar deal with a Chinese “investment consortium,” although his firm was very small and he wasn’t well known for his investment expertise.

Some small part of my brain had been wondering about the deafening silence on the part of Mitch McConnell regarding Biden’s son. It would appear that the question has been answered. He certainly doesn’t want that already open door to open any wider and spill more sunshine on him.

Here is what is important in this whole sordid mess. Secretary Chao was appointed by President Trump, likely in a bid to secure from McConnell, some modicum of what passes for loyalty in DC. That decision may come back to bite the President. Biden’s obvious corruption, would have been an easy Trump target should he become the Democrat standard bearer. Mrs. McConnell/Secretary Chao, even if not technically guilty of a crime, still exudes the appearance of impropriety, effectively inoculating Biden from that particular line of attack. Moreover, I wouldn’t put it past the leftists to ignore Biden’s transgressions, while attempting to “hold president Trump accountable” for his Transportation Secretary pick.

The Democrats aren’t the only ones. There are a number of us on the right, who would also like to see Trump fix this and sooner, rather than later. There could possibly be some good news on that front. McConnell is up for re-election in 2020. He may have a tough fight of it. Perhaps the President should allow Secretary Chao to resign her position for “family reasons.” (which really wouldn’t be a lie, would it?) and encourage McConnell to head to the house thus allowing Governor Bevin to anoint his replacement—And then I woke up.

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#Journalism: Brian Stelter Flip Flops on Comparing “Handmaid’s Tale” to State and Federal Policies, Looks Ridiculous

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Just when you thought you’d seen it all, “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter went all in Sunday on the abortion debate. The CNN media firefighter essentially equated “The Handmaid’s Tale” – of which he is fan – to the fetal heartbeat bills that have been signed into law in several states like Alabama and Georgia.

Kristine Marsh at Newsbusters sets the scene:

On Sunday’s Reliable Sources, CNN host Brian Stelter welcomed Hollywood liberals from the fictional Hulu show, The Handmaid’s Tale on to fearmonger about how America was turning into their dystopian show. His guests were executive producer Warren Littlefield, and Ann Dowd, who plays a prominent character in the streaming television series.

Stelter offered high praise before letting them speak. “Now of all the TV shows, of all the movies that explore issues involving women’s rights, The Handmaid’s Tale is number one,” he gushed adding he was a fan. Turning to Dowd, he immediately drew a comparison to the abortion bans in some states, which Dowd bashed as classist and sexist.

Here’s a partial transcript:

When Stelter asked how close or how far the United States is from Gilead, Dowd and Littlefield said they believed the country is growing closer to that reality.

“We’re a heck of a lot closer than we were in season one, which is terrible,” Dowd said. The cast and crew filmed the first season during the 2016 US presidential election. “It was scary in season one, and it got more and more serious as we were shooting the pilot that ‘this is happening.’”

As an example, Dowd pointed to a series of laws restricting abortion that state legislatures have passed in recent weeks. “When I saw what was going on in Georgia, I thought, ‘This can’t be real,’” she said. “It stunned me.”

Littlefield said “The Handmaid’s Tale” isn’t scheduled to film in any of the states that passed the abortion laws. If it were, he said “I would not go near there.”

Dowd also insinuated, as so many fanatical, hysterical abortion supporters do, that pro-lifers only cared about babies up until birth, not once they are born. As I wrote this morning, that is simply not true.

Watch video of the bizarre Handmaid’s Tale segment below:

It’s so odd that Stelter would seek out comment from Dowd on this issue, considering he said this last year (h/t Doug Powers):

Also, I reached out to Stelter to ask him why he doesn’t have guests on to counter the claims made by the pro-choice community:

At the time this article was published, Stelter had not responded.

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Video: Pregnant Illinois State Legislator Gives Powerful Speech Opposing Extreme Pro-Abortion Bill

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State Rep. Avery Bourne (R) spoke on the Illinois House floor last week about an expansive abortion bill that, once signed into law, will be one of the most extreme in America.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:

For about 45 minutes, Bourne questioned [bill sponsor and Democratic Rep. Kelly] Cassidy on everything from the meaning of a “fundamental right” to parental notification to what an “extraordinary medical measure” is.

Bourne offered examples, such as whether a baby at 36-weeks could be terminated if an ultrasound shows a “hole in their heart.” She also described whether a sick baby being flown to a neo-natal intensive care unit would be considered an “extraordinary medical measure.”

“This broadens their ability to make that decision,” Bourne said.

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“We are talking about the most expansive bill we have seen in this state,” Bourne said in tears, surrounded by her female Republican colleagues. “We already know that we’ve got women coming to Illinois to have abortions because we are so expansive on this issue. That will continue. This bill is not about keeping abortion legal in Illinois. This is about a massive expansion that will impact viable babies. And that is wrong.”

Bourne, who is pregnant, also noted that the bill did not define the meaning of a woman’s “familial health” which she said is a broad term that could mean literally anything:

Bourne said that in failing to provide a specific definition of “familial health,” the bill’s authors open the door for that phrase to be interpreted in the broadest senses possible.

“This bill will mean that for a woman at my stage in pregnancy, where a baby responds to his dad’s voice when he reads him books at night, the woman could go to the facility—the baby’s perfectly healthy—but if that woman says, ‘based on my familial health, this is medically necessary,’ that is allowed,” Bourne said.

Because of the bill’s wide range of permission for abortion, many women are coming to Illinois specifically to receive abortions, Bourne added. Following the bill’s passage, she argued, Illinois would not only have the “most expansive” allowances for abortion in its state history but also “one of the most expansive across the country.”

Watch Bourne’s powerful speech below:

Since Bourne has given her speech, the Illinois State Senate passed the bill as well. It now goes to Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D), who is expected to sign it.

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It Sure Looks Like Mueller Let a Pedophile Run Free in a Desperate Ploy to Nail Trump on “Collusion”

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The inter-workings of government bureaucracy aren’t pretty and this may be one of the more disgusting episodes in recent memory.

You may remember a man named George Nader. He was the “witness” in a series of “bombshell” reports several years back alleging nefarious, evil backchannels were being setup between Trump and various foreign governments. Those reports ended up going nowhere as they turned out to fairly normal actions by a transition team getting ready to assume office. Amazingly enough, incoming administrations typically do attempt to setup up preliminary lines of communication with the world leaders they’ll eventually be interfacing with. It’s not “collusion” or improper to do so.

George Nader was the go between in trying to set some of those meetings up and he appeared at Trump Tower in December 2016. We all know that any meeting at Trump Tower is automatically bad, so Nader became a #resistance hope and key witness for Mueller’s investigation.

Now, Nader has been arrested for alleged distribution of child pornography. My colleague Brandon Morse first reported on the situation yesterday.

Officials said Nader, 60, was charged by criminal complaint over material he was traveling with when he arrived at Washington-Dulles International Airport on Jan. 17, 2018, from Dubai. At the time, he was carrying a cellphone containing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, officials said. The charges were unsealed after his arrest Monday morning at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

While that would be embarrassing enough for Mueller and his key witness, new information is painting a much, much worse picture of what exactly went down.

The complaint against him was unsealed in Virginia federal court on Monday after his arrest. But that complaint was actually filed in April 2018, three months after he was interviewed by FBI agents in January 2018 at Washington Dulles International Airport about a matter “unrelated to child pornography,” according to the complaint.

It was during that encounter that Nader was first asked to cooperate with the special counsel.

Three of Nader’s iPhones were seized at the time. And at least one of them was later found to contain videos of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, according to the complaint unsealed Monday.

Notice the timeline. Nader wasn’t caught last week. The warrant for his arrest was first filed way back in April of 2018. It was at that time that the special counsel sought his cooperation in the Trump-Russia probe. After he obliged, Nader’s warrant was sealed and he was allowed to keep running free, including leaving the country.

In other words, Robert Mueller was so desperate to nail Trump on collusion that he let a pedophile run around unchecked, posing as a credible witness and driving “bombshell” news coverage for over a year. It wasn’t until it became clear that Nader had nothing to offer that the arrest warrant was slotted to become unsealed and enforced. With Mueller closing up shop, Nader has finally been brought in.

That’s a pretty incredible and gross set of events. It’s not surprising though. We saw others get the same treatment throughout the entire Trump-Russia probe. Michael Cohen ended up pleading on two probable non-crimes dealing with campaign finance while the prosecution ignored most of his much bigger financial crimes. Why? Because they thought Cohen could give them the goods on Trump.

Paul Manafort is headed to solitary confinement on Rikers Island right now while Tony Podesta, who did the exact same thing, is still a free man. Why? Because Podesta couldn’t be used against Trump so he’s safe.

The entire Russia investigation was always about “getting” Donald Trump. Everything revolved around that one, singular goal. If that meant letting a sicko like Nader stay a free man in exchange for some dirt on the President, then that was a deal Mueller was willing to make. In the end, Nader didn’t have the goods though, so that’s why he’s finally headed to jail.

There’s one final angle to this involving collusion conspiracy truther Rep. Adam Schiff. He made a criminal referral to the DOJ for Erik Prince, charging that he made false statements to Congress. Guess who’s testimony Schiff was using to compare against Prince’s? None other than George Nader.

Schiff was using a pedophile’s word (admittedly he was probably unaware until now) to try to go after a Trump associate. That line of investigation is now dead and it’s likely why Mueller never went after Prince in the first place.

This entire episode shows just how far investigators were willing to go to try to take down Donald Trump. Mueller and his team were not virtuous saints just doing the work of the people. They had an outcome they preferred, namely to prove Trump committed conspiracy with Russia, and they did everything they could to try to arrive at it. It’s only on the basis of Trump’s clear innocence that they weren’t able to get there and had to shift to obstruction of justice instead.

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Judge Tosses Out Military Prosecutor in Trial of Navy SEAL

The judge in the War Crimes trial of a decorated Navy SEAL has removed the prosecutor from the case, reports the New York Post.

A military judge on Monday removed the prosecutor in the trial of a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes after the defense team accused the attorney of misconduct.

The judge ordered Cmdr. Christopher Czaplak removed from Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher’s trial after Gallagher’s attorney accused him of spying on their emails, according to court documents.

This type of thing has to stop. The Military justice system at one time, had a reputation for doing it right. Convictions were rarely overturned on appeal, especially not for procedural errors. That stellar reputation is rapidly disappearing, only to be replaced by one of mistrust, toadyism and downright criminal conduct. As the defense counsel put it,

“Gallagher’s case has been irreparably corrupted by a government campaign of outrageous and illegal conduct,” attorney Tim Parlatore said in the opening motion to dismiss the charges Wednesday. “This prosecution threatens to make an unequivocal farce of our justice system.”

He’s right. It takes years, even decades to build up a good reputation. All it takes are a few instances like this one to destroy that same reputation. Then there’s the personal destruction of a Warrior’s life, a life dedicated to serving, often at great personal risk, this great thing we call, These United States of America. It needs to stop and the folks involved need to be prosecuted to send a message.

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