Assorted Stupidity #121

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  • Astoundingly, given that Gaetz was informed last night that what he did is quite possibly illegal, and he semi-apologized and deleted the tweet, he then showed up this morning before the Oversight Committee hearing, though he is not a member of that committee, and stood where he could be seen by the witness. I guess further testing was needed.
  • If Gaetz still doesn’t know about 18 U.S.C. section 1512, he should at least know where to find it, because he’s a lawyer. I learned this because of the report that the Florida Bar has opened an investigation into whether this violates the rules of ethics (if it violates the statute, it certainly would), which would be irrelevant unless the Bar had, at some point, granted him a license. (It has.)
  • Meanwhile, in another country, a member of parliament has been forced to resign after admitting to stealing a sandwich from a local shop because he was mad that the staff was ignoring him. “He took responsibility for [stealing the sandwich] and resigned of his own accord,” the leader of his party said, “in line with [our] high ethical standards.”
  • “All I remember is waking up on the floor under the table,” said an Ohio lawyer who seems very unlikely to be responsible for the 47-year sentence his client got last week for charges of domestic abuse, aggravated arson, felonious assault, and cruelty to animals. His client obviously felt otherwise.
  • “Police believe that at around 10 a.m. [the suspect] had agreed to exchange pants with a man and, after not liking the pants he received, stabbed the man in the back.” The alleged wrongdoer then tried to get better pants from Eddie Bauer (the store), but that didn’t pan out, either.