Madoff, Mafioso, Martha Stewart, Oh My!

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:

 Sign Up. Show Up. Never Give Up.

WE KNOWING THAT THIS CAN STILL HAPPEN IN AMERICA

He was an 8-year old Nigerian refugee living in a homeless shelter. He won the New York State chess championship. He and his family now have a home.

Read the Uplifting News

WE THE NATIONAL CATHEDRAL FOR SPEAKING OUT 

When our National Embarrassment started railing against McCain (again), taking credit for planning his funeral, the National Cathedral staff could not remain silent.

Read the Resistance News

WE HOW ADIDAS IS MAKING RUNNING SHOES

Who knew?

Read the Shoe News

WE WHEN CRUELLA DeVOS’s EFFORTS ARE THWARTED

This week, DeVos proved to be even meaner than her boss. But this was just one of a litany of failures she’s been racking up over the last two years.

Read Cruella’s Sad News

WE EGG BOY

Think about who in the world you’d most like to do this to.

Read the Eggy News

WE GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT

One step closer to the extinction of fossil fuels?

Read the Anti-Fossil Fuel News

WE MAKING AMERICA GRATE AGAIN

Don’t you?

Read the Grate News

WE THINKING ABOUT BLUE ARIZONA

Once again, we need to thank young people.

Read the Hopeful News

WE THIS SWAMP MONSTER

And we hope to see it again soon.

Read the Swamp News

WE TAKING ACTION: Tell your Members of Congress to push for the release of Mueller’s findings.

The Mueller Report was 300 pages. We have seen exactly 101 words. What’s Barr hiding from us? Tell your MoC we want to know.

Read the Action News

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.