"Joy and pleasure are as real as pain and sorrow and one must learn what they have to teach. . . ." -- Sean Russell, from Gatherer of Clouds

"If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right." -- Helyn D. Goldenberg

"I love you and I'm not afraid." -- Evanescence, "My Last Breath"

“If I hear ‘not allowed’ much oftener,” said Sam, “I’m going to get angry.” -- J.R.R. Tolkien, from Lord of the Rings

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Law and Order

Why does this not surprise me?

Desiree Fairooz, the woman who laughed during Senator Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing as Attorney General of the United States, has been found guilty of disorderly conduct and disrupting a Senate confirmation hearing, and she now faces up to one year in prison. Two other women, who are also a part of Fairooz's protest there, are also facing up to one year in prison, so we may have three women in the United States going to prison because they had the audacity to laugh during Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing.

They laughed because the soon-to-be Attorney General made a statement talking about the fact that the preservation of equality and equal rights in the United States was always going to be one of his main focuses, something that everybody understands is not true, so Desiree Fairooz laughed at that.

If Sessions had any class at all he would have intervened to have the charges dropped. But obviously, that's just not in his repertoire. (I should note that she was "disruptive" when she was being dragged out of the chamber, but then, she never should have been dragged to to begin with.)

Law and order, indeed. Welcome to Trump's America, where the KKK runs the Justice Department.

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