Tag: assassination

Join Jim and Greg as they recoil at the horrific assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and discuss why he was such a valuable U.S. ally. They also welcome better than expected job growth in June. And they wonder if New York Democrats learned anything from the Supreme Court decision as they pass new hurdles for residents to get concealed carry permits – including submitting their social media accounts for an evaluation of their character and conduct.

The First Attempted Assassination of a US Supreme Court Justice

 

Justice Stephen J. Field, 1875.

Is the recent aborted assassination attempt of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh by an individual upset with the leak of a draft Supreme Court decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade the first such attempt in US history? Searching around, it turns out that the answer to that question is no. There has been at least one other attempt on the life of a sitting Supreme Court Justice. In that case, however, the attempt had nothing to do with either the politics or the judicial philosophy of the justice. This, despite the fact that the assassin was a well-known politician and jurist.

How to Assassinate a CIA Operative and Get Away With It

 

The Sheraton place of the Piano Bar and former American Embassy location

It was a hot day in a dusty city, Tbilisi the Capital of Georgia, there was little power and anarchy ruled in the streets. An oasis of calm, like a castle of old, stood on a hill just inside the eastern edge of the city the Sheraton “Metechi Palace” Hotel. With generators and money to burn the Hotel always had power and the owners of the Hotel were connected. The most powerful criminal organization in the country the “Knights” or Mkhedrioni provided security to the grounds. The American Embassy rented out entire floors and had their own security, among them were Delta Force Operators, and Freddie Woodruff long-time Soviet Expert and CIA Station Chief in charge of the Delta Force mission and charged with monitoring the KGB led drug trade through Georgia.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America actually find amusement in Hillary Clinton’s craven pronouncement that Democrats will return to civility if they take back one or both chambers of Congress.  They also shudder as Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who survived the congressional baseball shooting and a violent attack from his neighbor, predicts the intense confrontations will ultimately lead to a political assassination.  And they get a kick out of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg becoming a Democrat again in anticipation of a 2020 presidential bid.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer the narrow lead of Republican Troy Balderson over Democrat Danny O’Connor in the special election for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District, but they fear the low GOP-voter turnout in a strong red district bodes badly for Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections. They also suspect Democrats will use the insider trading indictment against New York Rep. Chris Collins to paint Republicans as a  party of corruption and greed. And they’re perplexed by the public support for the release of John Hinckley, Jr., who shot four people during the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in 1981.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are pleased to see a key figure from the Florida high school shooting replaced in the Broward County Sheriff’s Office but are irritated the media has stopped covering Sheriff Scott Israel, who still has his job despite failing to perform his duties before and during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. They also reject Democrats’ call to regulate the internet as a public utility in the wake of Facebook, Apple, and YouTube’s ban of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. And they mourn for Venezuelans as dictator Nicolas Maduro survived a botched drone assassination attempt, and they discuss regulations on drones and the potential to use them for terrorism.

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NYC touts with pride its production of Julius Caesar to open on Monday. Unfortunately, it is a repugnant display of hatred and ugliness. It is a barely disguised staging of an assassination attempt on Donald Trump. Delta Airlines immediately pulled its funding of the theater, and Bank of America won’t sponsor this play but will […]

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