Good News from the Resistance: I’m not going to mention the Mueller Report. I’m tired of it. Enough’s been said. I just won’t go there.
Except to say: Barr’s summary of the 300-page report is at best a joke and at worst a full-blown cover-up; the investigation was an unmitigated success at uncovering both legal and illegal corruption; after a short hiatus Schiff got his groove back, and if he doesn’t get answers to the questions Mueller avoided, the “we know how to do this better than anybody” hard-charging, high profile-seeking Southern District of NY Court will. (Among their cases: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Bernie Madoff, Ivan Boesky, Michael Milken, the Gambinos, Martha Stewart, and most recently, Michael Cohen). Unlike Mueller, the NY court’s mandate is not limited – it can and will go wherever the trails lead. And that’s all I’ll say about Mueller. I promise.
Except to say: Travel back in time, and watch Colbert’s bittersweet Mueller adieu.
Finally, there’s been a spate of Good News around one of America’s biggest embarrassments: OxyContin. More than 500 cities and counties have joined a lawsuit against the Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma, the OxyContin pusher that sparked the opioid epidemic; in England, the Tate and National Portrait Galleries will no longer accept donations from the Sacklers, leaving the billionaires fewer options in which to park their ill-gained spoils; Oklahoma settled a suit with the company for $270 million, some of which will fund a National Center for Addiction Studies; on the heels of the OK settlement New York filed the most extensive suit to date against Purdue’s owners; more than 1,600 suits have been consolidated in Ohio, and others are pending in state courts. The next time you visit a Sackler Wing at the Smithsonian, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Louvre, The Guggenheim, or Harvard, say a little prayer for Purdue’s hundreds of thousands of victims. And root for justice, karma, payback, whatever you want call it, to whack the Sacklers and Purdue into oblivion.
Yes, there’s even more Good News from the Resistance:
- Root for this 8-year old chess champion
- Welcome D.C.’s National Cathedral to the Resistance
- Buy these Adidas shoes
- Shed a tear for Cruella DeVos’s many failures
- Wish we had an Egg Boy in the U.S.
- Be grateful for Bad News about fossil fuels
- Make America Grate Again
- Look forward to Arizona turning Blue
- Smile at the Swamp Monster who showed up at confirmation hearings
- Take Action: Tell your MoC to push for Mueller’s report to be made public
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