Jul
08
2019

Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I have been very angry, this week.

It’s the Jeffrey Epstein thing, of course. Putting to the side anything partisan or political, because I don’t do that here anymore: …this guy should never have gotten a plea deal. And I know that it’s absolutely vital that horrible people get fair trials and competent counsel, too* — but I’m damned if I can see how Epstein can be innocent. It’d take a conspiracy that you’d normally only see in a technothriller, and even then people would roll their eyes. And none of this is making me think kindly thoughts.

So I may not be at full capacity until me and Jesus can get certain aspects of my soul a nice, solid power-wash. Apologies in advance if I get snappish.

Moe Lane

*Because otherwise eventually ‘horrible people’ gets redefined so that I’m one, of course.

10 Comments »

  • Finrod says:

    I hear you.

  • Luke says:

    I’m afraid rainbows testify that the powerwashing Dizzy City needs will never again happen.
    However, cleansing fire has not been ruled out.

  • acat says:

    Epstein is proof that one can, with enough money and a sufficiently low profile, buy anything … including justice.
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    I view this as a non-political failure .. and therefore will comment further – this traces directly to the tightening up of the government monopoly on the use of force.
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    Put shorter – Epstein should have been, long ago, killed in the street by an aggrieved father or uncle.
    .
    Mew

    • nicklevi86 says:

      Sometimes there is no justice, and sometimes “evil will shall evil mar.” I still expect one or more of his aledged associates to cover their own @$$. Permanently.

    • Luke says:

      Except that Epstein’s profile has been anything but low, and the source of his money is vague as hell.
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      There are so many intriguing stories here, but somehow the guy walked between the raindrops.
      Right through the midst of the biggest gossips and name-droppers outside of The Satyricon.
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      My current operative theory is that he painted himself pink and employed an S.E.P. field.
      Simply because absurdist sci-fi doesn’t demand decorating lampposts with aristocrats.
      (Also, I will be *extremely* displeased if I have to eat my hat over the stupid pizzagate conspiracy theory. And right now, that’s looking entirely too likely for my comfort.)

      • acat says:

        The first thing to remember is .. you’re not Joey Sixpack.
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        Despite Moe’s advice, you (and I, obviously) follow politics .. and are aware of Epstein. Joey Sixpack? Probably thinks Epstein’s a dentist or something. Joey doesn’t really understand Wall Street either.
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        Low profile doesn’t mean no profile .. it means “spread enough money around to make the bad news go away” .. and that’s what appears to have happened here.
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        Sometimes the S.E.P. field is green.
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        Mew

  • 1_rick says:

    it’s absolutely vital that horrible people get fair trials and competent counsel, too

    Every time this kind of thing comes up I bring out this evergreen quote:

    “William Roper: “So, now you give the Devil the benefit of law!”

    Sir Thomas More: “Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?”

    William Roper: “Yes, I’d cut down every law in England to do that!”

    Sir Thomas More: “Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned ’round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man’s laws, not God’s! And if you cut them down, and you’re just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake!”

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