Friday, November 18, 2016

Donald Trump's nomination of Alabama U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general is an abomination, like picking Tiny Tim to lead the New York Philharmonic

Jeff Sessions
Donald Trump's announcement today that he would nominate U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as attorney general met with widespread praise from Alabama's conservative community. Meanwhile, I was among a number of progressives from around the country who took a highly critical view of the nomination.

Appearing on the San Francisco-based Peter B. Collins Show, I said Sessions was an awful choice to lead the nation's justice department. "It's like (picking) Tiny Tim to conduct the New York Philharmonic," I said. Collins said Trump was putting together a "cabinet of deplorables."

Here are more of my thoughts on Jeff Sessions, from today's interview with Peter B. Collins:

"It's hard to imagine a worse pick, a worse nomination. (Sessions) is a dreadful human being, he's a racist, and that's well on the record. He's been rejected already for a federal judgeship because of his racist comments. He's called a prominent black attorney in Alabama "boy." He's spoken disparagingly of civil-rights organizations. He's intentionally tried to gloss over civil-rights cases, not prosecute them. He's very much against immigration and for extremist approaches to that.

I don't think the rule of law means anything to him, I don't think he has any integrity. Alabama has maybe the worst so-called justice system in the United States and probably would fall well below the justice systems of many third-world countries.

Collins noted that the Riley political machine has helped create an environment of corruption in Alabama since at least 2002. Where does Sessions fit in what Collins characterized as a "cesspool"?

He has been U.S. Senator for that whole time. He's tied to Bob Riley. He helped put Mark Fuller on the federal bench, who is largely responsible for Don Siegelman being in prison. . . . And the Rileys, I know this personally . . . this is a preview for people. For people who think we need to give Donald Trump a chance, that he's not that bad . . . no, he's worse than bad if he's picking people like Jeff Sessions.

I pointed out to Collins that this is not just wild-eyed opinion, or guesswork, for me. I've seen firsthand the ugly environment corrupt Republicans have created in Alabama:

I've lived through it. I had Alabama cops come in my garage, inside my house, with no warrant, and beat me up, drag me off, and spray with mace.  My wife, they tried to get her . . . and had they gotten both of us, we probably would have been murdered. I've written that, so its not like you just happened to catch me at an emotional moment.

Peter B. Collins
These people are as bad as it can get, they are organized crime, worse than the mafia. The notion of Jeff Sessions being attorney general of the United States . . . it's like Tiny Tim conducting the New York Philharmonic.

What's next? Collins and I touched on that:

We are heading for dark, dark days if we don't get to the bottom of how Donald Trump got elected, if Russian hackers were involved.

Pryor is listed among 21 people Trump would consider as Supreme Court nominees. In my judgment, Bill Pryor is at the top of that list, he's No. 1. It has nothing to do with qualifications; it's his ties to Jeff Sessions.

And Bill Pryor is the height of hypocrisy. He has absolute ties to 1990s gay pornography.

The full interview can be heard at the following link. Just scroll to the bottom and click on the audio file.


W. 'wild' West said...

We really need to get the new interstitial warning removed. It really hurts readership, unless you're a porn blog. Ha!

legalschnauzer said...

I'm open to suggestions. It's attempted censorship, based on politics and nothing else.

e.a.f. said...

Yees, I saw that Goggle warning? What is that about or is that something as the result of the American election. Truth telling may cause upset and considered unsavoury. It might be shortly with that Sessions guy as an appointment for A.G. tiny tim would have made more sense to lead the New York Philharmonic. He wouldn't have led it well, but joyfully at least without any meanness in him. with sessions its not going to go well and neither are Orange Boy's other 2 appointments today. Oh, well if things go really badly, you can always apply for refugee status in Canada.

haven't found any one in British Columbia, Canada who is happy with the election of the Orange Trumpster. It is of some concern to Canadians because one out of every five jobs is linked to the export of goods to the U.S.A. In B.C. most of our winter produce comes from California. If people who came from Mexico are deported, how will the crops be harvested? We are expecting a rise in food prices if the Trumpster goes ahead with his plans of deportation. Of course I'm sure Mexico, Australis, various South American countires will be happy to fill the void. But still I liked getting my produce in the winter from California.

Anonymous said...

I logged in to your blog got a warning by Google that some view this blog as objectional did I want to continue. Has anyone else reported this.

legalschnauzer said...

That's about politics, e.a.f. Looking now into getting warning message removed. I don't run objectionable material -- except to folks who object to accurate reporting about Bill Pryor's past -- and I did not violate Blogger's policies. It's just the beginning of what will be many attacks on First Amendment by Trumpistas.

legalschnauzer said...

Memo to Justin:

Even Bill Pryor has not said he was a minor when this photo was taken. What makes you think he was a minor, when even he has not said that?

FYI, it's a violation of state and federal law to file a false complaint to law enforcement. You are treading on thin ice, bub.

Feel free to contact me at (205) 381-5673 if you wish to discuss. But anyone who files a false complaint against me, will wish they hadn't -- I can assure you of that.

Anonymous said...

Hah! Is Justin admitting the photo is of Bill Pryor, but that Pryor was underage? Hell, as you reported, even Pryor didn't say that.

Justin needs to have a brain implant, like many of he deplorables.

Anonymous said...

Move the picture to its own web page and put a link to it in the article. If people want to see the picture, they click the link. If people don't want to see it, they don't click the link.

Justin said...

Roger, you seem to have missed the result of the last presidential election. The new people in charge aren't going to be nice like the old people were. You and your spoiled friends don't know how good you had it. You complained about Obama and his people, thinking it couldn't get worse. Well, it's going to get a hell of a lot worse. Suggest you google "Putin" to get the complete picture.

legalschnauzer said...


For the record, I complained about Obama in only one area -- his poor record on justice issues, his failure to investigate and prosecute Bush-era criminals.

By "the new people in charge aren't going to be nice like the old people were," do you mean "the new people aren't going to abide by the Constitution"? If so, I would suggest the little folks have ways of fighting back that might not be so pleasant for the fascists.

Anonymous said...

I think the sensorship has evening to do with Sessions and his recent appointment to his position. He is threatened by the Schnauzer and will do anything he can do to keep him silent.

Anonymous said...

Bentley turns to Survey Monkey for Sessions replacement

Does Governor Bentley really want some LS input to Session's replacement?

This almost seems like a Becky Home Wrecky concept. Survey Monkey!