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"Epistemological terrorism"

Here's my phrase of the day, justy heard on MSNBC. Think of Russia and the American Republicans as you say it...

"Epistemological terrorism"

How deeply cool is that?
Posted by The_jackalope | Fri Mar 1, 2019, 09:16 PM (1 replies)

Oh, THAT William P. Barr...

William Barr Supported Pardons In An Earlier D.C. 'Witch Hunt': Iran-Contra

Barr ran the Justice Department once before, under President George H.W. Bush.

Back then, the all-consuming, years-long scandal was called Iran-Contra. On Dec. 24, 1992, it ended when Bush pardoned six people who had been caught up in it.

Then-Attorney General Barr supported the president's decision in the Iran-Contra case, which gave clemency to people who had been officials in the administration of President Ronald Reagan, including former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger. He had been set to go on trial to face charges about lying to Congress.

"It demonstrates that powerful people with powerful allies can commit serious crimes in high office, deliberately abusing the public trust without consequences," said Lawrence Walsh, the independent prosecutor in the case, at the time of the pardons.

Well, would you look at that...
Posted by The_jackalope | Sat Feb 16, 2019, 12:03 AM (5 replies)
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