Thursday, January 23, 2014


Dinesh D'Souza has been indicted for violating U.S. campaign law and I'm not in the least surprised because I've always thought he was a "holier than thou" piece of shit:
Jan 23 (Reuters) - Dinesh D'Souza, a conservative commentator and best-selling author, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for arranging excessive campaign contributions to a candidate for the U.S. Senate.

According to an indictment made public on Thursday in federal court in Manhattan, D'Souza around August 2012 reimbursed people who he had directed to contribute $20,000 to the candidate's campaign. The candidate was not named in the indictment.

D'Souza was charged in the indictment with one count of making illegal contributions in the names of others, and one count of causing false statements to be made.
In other news about lying sacks of shit, Prof. Michael Mann had a court victory against his wingnut defamers:
On Wednesday, Judge Frederick Weisberg handed climate scientist Michael Mann a potentially significant victory in his defamation suit against Mark Steyn, National Review, Rand Simberg, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute. In a relatively brief order, Judge Weisberg denied the defendants’ motions to dismiss and lifted the stay on discovery in the suit.
Jonathan Adler (Volokh Conspiracy & WaPo) notes that Mark Steyn in particular made an ass of himself:
On Tuesday Steyn filed a flowery motion on his own behalf assailing Judge Combs-Greene’s handling of the case (what he calls a “procedural fiasco”), seeking to withdraw from motions previously filed on his behalf, and and suggesting that he’s done with any more procedural wrangling in this case.  Steyn apparently wants the judge to dismiss the case or get on with a trial. The filing may have made for a fun blog post, but I doubt it was helpful to his case.  The sort of rhetoric that drives web traffic is not particularly effective in court. 
Mike "Huckster" Huckabee tried to smear the Democrats by falsely claiming they look down upon women but he completely botched the attempt.

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