Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Now THAT is worth partying over!

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So the X-Czar, finally, slouches off into the sunset! Over The Notch and through the woods to South Hadley she goes (actually she's been there for the past three months).

Let's hope she takes her dapper husband Robie Hubley with her. Maybe now he can resign his AMHERST Town Meeting position???

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Note to Larry:

"Not every wrong, or even every violation of the law, is a crime."

--U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey

LarryK4 said...

Never said she committed a crime. Just said she should resign. And she has.

Anonymous 2 said...

I hope Anonymous is not making light of the politicization of the Department of Justice, using the awesome power of the law for partisan purposes.

Mukasey is referring to Hatch Act violations documented by DOJ investigators (IG or OPR), the consequences for which is termination but not a criminal trial, penalty or jail time. In legislating the Hatch Act, no one ever imagined that a White House Policy official - in this case Karl Rove - would be so corrupt as to systematically abuse the Department of Justice to further the aims - permanent Republican majority - of their own political party.

Rove under the authority of Bush has corrupted our most essentially American institution: Justice. And Mukasey is enabling the corruption by standing in the way of thorough investigation.

What's troubling is that Mukasey agreed with Republican leaders prior to his appointment as AG to not appoint special prosecutors.

Prior to his confirmation, Michael Mukasey fessed up, in a written response to Senator Dick Durbin, to a meeting the White House arranged with a group of movement conservatives. The team he met with had a simple agenda: They wanted his assurance that he would not appoint special prosecutors to go after administration figures involved in serious scandals at the Justice Department, including the U.S. attorneys scandal and the introduction of torture with formal Justice Department cover, and they wanted his assurance that Justice would continue to provide legal cover to “the Program.”link

Sara Taylor and Carl Sampson are but two DOJ officials who followed Alberto Gonzalez from the White House to DOJ whereupon they set out to use DOJ for Republican party purposes. Both formerly worked for Rove. Hiring practices are one part of the plan. Prosecuting political enemies like former Gov. Siegelman (D-AL) and firing US Attorneys are others parts of this nefarious activity. Mukasey's obstruction puts party before equal protection under the law.

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed seeing the pics of your family Larry. Keep 'em comin!

Your friendly neighbors

LarryK4 said...

I will try.

But the wife is getting a tad (understatement) twitchy about the amount of time spent blogging.

Although I have it down to just about an hour per day: a few minutes at dawn, a few at mid-morning, a few at high noon, a few more at early afternoon and then early and late evening.

But all backed up by 26 years of "institutional memory" and writing experience.

Anonymous said...

In responce to
"Note To Larry"

Massachusetts Stalking Law

Chapter 265 § 43. Stalking; punishment. 1992. Amended 1997.

(a) Whoever (1) willfully and maliciously engages in a knowing pattern of conduct or series of acts over a period of time directed at a specific person which seriously alarms or annoys that person and would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress, and (2) makes a threat with the intent to place the person in imminent fear of death or bodily injury, shall be guilty of the crime of stalking and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than five years or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or imprisonment in the house of correction for not more than two and one-half years or both. Such conduct, acts or threats described in this paragraph shall include, but not be limited to, conduct, acts or threats conducted by mail or by use of a telephonic or telecommunication device including, but not limited to, electronic mail, internet communications and facsimile communications

(b) Whoever commits the crime of stalking in violation of a temporary or permanent vacate, restraining, or no-contact order or judgment issued pursuant to sections eighteen, thirty-four B, or thirty-four C of chapter two hundred and eight; or section thirty-two of chapter two hundred and nine; or sections three, four, or five of chapter two hundred and nine A; or sections fifteen or twenty of chapter two hundred and nine C or a protection order issued by another jurisdiction; or a temporary restraining order or preliminary or permanent injunction issued by the superior court, shall be punished by imprisonment in a jail or the state prison for not less than one year and not more than five years. No sentence imposed under the provisions of this section shall be lass than a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of one year.

A prosecution commenced hereunder shall not be placed on file or continued without a finding, and the sentence imposed upon a person convicted of violating any provision of this subsection shall not be reduced to less than the mandatory minimum term of imprisonment as established herein, nor shall said sentence of imprisonment imposed upon any person be suspended or reduced until such person shall have served said mandatory term of imprisonment.

A person convicted of violating any provision of this subsection shall not, until he shall have served the mandatory minimum term of imprisonment established herein, be eligible for probation, parole, furlough, work release or receive any deduction from his sentence for good conduct under sections one hundred and twenty-nine, one hundred and twenty-nine C and one hundred and twenty-nine D of chapter one hundred and twenty-seven; provided, however, that the commissioner of correction may, on the recommendation of the warden, superintendent, or other person in charge of a correctional institution, grant to said offender a temporary release in the custody of an officer of such institution for the following purposes only: to attend the funeral of next of kin or spouse; to visit a critically ill close relative or spouse; or to obtain emergency medical services unavailable at said institution. The provisions of section eighty-seven of chapter two hundred and seventy-six relating to the power of the court to place certain offenders on probation shall not apply to any person seventeen years of age or over charged with a violation of this subsection. The provisions of section thirty-one of chapter two hundred and seventy-nine shall not apply to any person convicted of violating any provision of this subsection.

(c) Whoever, after having been convicted of the crime of stalking, commits a second or subsequent such crime shall be punished by imprisonment in a jail or the state prison for not less than two years and not more than ten years. No sentence imposed under the provisions of this subsection shall be less than a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of two years.

A prosecution commenced hereunder shall not be placed on file or continued without a finding, and the sentence imposed upon a person convicted of violating any provision of this subsection shall not be reduced to less than the mandatory minimum term of imprisonment as established herein, nor shall said sentence of imprisonment imposed upon any person be suspended or reduced until such person shall have served said mandatory term of imprisonment.

A person convicted of violating any provision of this subsection shall not, until he shall have served the mandatory minimum term of imprisonment established herein, be eligible for probation, parole, furlough, work release or receive any deduction from his sentence for good conduct under sections one hundred and twenty-nine, one hundred and twenty-nine C and one hundred and twenty-nine D of chapter one hundred and twenty-seven; provided, however, that the commissioner of correction may, on the recommendation of the warden, superintendent, or other person in charge of a correctional institution, grant to said offender a temporary release in the custody of an officer of such institution for the following purposes only: to attend the funeral of next of kin or spouse; to visit a critically ill close relative or spouse; or to obtain emergency medical services unavailable at said institution. The provisions of section eighty-seven of chapter two hundred and seventy-six relating to the power of the court to place certain offenders on probation shall not apply to any person seventeen years of age or over charged with a violation of this subsection. The provisions of section thirty-one of chapter two hundred and seventy-nine shall not apply to any person convicted of violating any provision of this section.

LarryK4 said...

And I'm sure John Edwards felt all of that when the National Enquirer staked him out and discovered what an ass he is.

Anonymous said...

You're in good company with Mr. Edwards.

LarryK4 said...

Ya think?

He's a pretty boy and I am not. He cheats on his wife and I do not.

Neil said...

Looks like you have a cut-n-paste troll Larry who bravely calls himself anonymous. It would also seem like he wants to intimidate you by citing law chapter and verse. We know anonymous was not around for the stalking discussion with the two lawyers who come here and comment or else he's know more about the statute. Track the IP address. I can show you how.

LarryK4 said...

Hey Neil,
Thanks. If he (and you gotta assume it's a he--most cowards are) I'll take you up on that.

Back in February (Vagina Monologue's debacle) I came close to tracking down one High School twit when he threated my daughter Kira.

Anonymous said...

Larry, how could you stalk someone, if you take a pic of her once in her "Garden of Eden" in S.H., and a pic of her defunct condo, in Amherst. That is still stalking?
Wow, I guess I had better top putting the moves on man that I met.

Until later........................

LarryK4 said...

Yeah, and don't forget I also, unlike her, had 100% attendance at the Spring Town Meeting and sat directly in front of her.

And I attended those two Select Board meetings (although I arrive too late to hear her little resignation speech)to cover July 4'th discussions and again sat pretty close.

Come to think of it, maybe I'll cover the "going away party" this Monday at 5:30.

After all it is in a public building and was announced by Stein at a public meeting--so I assume the press can cover it.

Anonymous said...

the press?

LarryK4 said...

Cyberpress.

Anonymous said...

right

Anonymous said...

There will be cake!
(The Bulletin is so informative)

LarryK4 said...

Yeah, the old "let them eat cake" routine.

neil said...

My first thought is that nothing good can come from your attendence at Awad's going away party, even if its public but then I got to thinking that she's likely to libel you as she did at the Slect Board meeting. If you want to hear first hand, if she is slandering you at her going away party, you'll have to attend. I would advise you to refrain from responding except to say, "Just becuase you assert it, does not make it true, this is your day, thank you for resigning."

Anonymous said...

Be careful with tracking IP addresses , not all are static.

For example, I, personally, have a dynamic (changing) address that I share with about a hundred of the most obnoxious radical leftist graduate students at Planet UMass. So what you do NOT know is if the IP address I had yesterday is the one I have today, or if today it belongs to some flag-burning leftist...

(UMass OIT policy is that student email address must be dynamic because - well, we can't trust students with static ones for some strange reason I never understood...)

And thus even if you trace back the IP address (and are very good) you still really need to realize that unless you can do this in absolute real time, you really are not sure that you are right.

And as to the stalking law -- remember that just because the law says something doesn't mean that it is enforcable -- Massachusetts still has a sodomy statute, an adultery statute, and a fornication statute....

Ed Cutting
Political Prisoner