Jeebus Cribes, that tweet
Is writing like a particularly articulate five-year-old having a tantrum the standard for political discourse in the US now?
US House Rep Mo Brooks (R-AL) seemingly revealed his Gmail password and a PIN in a Sunday rage tweet about a lawsuit regarding the January 6 insurrection attempt. Brooks, who sits on the House's Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems subcommittee, and the Science, Space, and Technology committee, tweeted a …
For Republicans, yes. They took their glorious tweeter in chief as their literary style guide and have never looked back. Just ignore them as so much verbose verbal vitriolic vomit. The rest of us are trying to live a much saner existence now that the OHSG is no longer in charge...
While your not especially wrong, you missed the chance to call out the fact that we have been handing congressional oversight of science and technology committees to people who are barely literate and technically incompetent before 45 showed up.
So while you are right that the current idiot technophobe should be removed from oversight of something they are incapable of understanding, we also need to queue up the rest of of them.
The only real question is Heap or Stack?
I'm intrigued at how an officer of a court serving legal papers at someone's home address can be guilty of "criminal" trespass. Does this mean that if the post person delivers mail someone doesn't like by actually visiting their home, the post person is guilty of trespass?
Could el Reg's Legal Beagles please advise?
Sure, here stateside a process server is not always an officer of the court or member of law enforcement. Some people will make a lifestyle choice out of ducking them to try to stave of court proceedings. That said, while the protections aren't a ridiculous as for bail bondsmen (who in the USA can literally kill you) a process server has some more leeway in service of process, and is unlikely to arrested themselves for simply serving paper on someone.
It's kinda nasty work though as it's pretty common for people to flip out and attack you. Money isn't bad if you can clear cases, but you need to be on point for following the rules to a T and documenting everything, as the people who duck process servers will do anything to trip you up, and probably try to lie about being served. So much like reading Miranda rights, most people stick to a script when serving papers on someone.
Post is a little different, as they only deliver to a designated mail drop point. So if the postman/woman were wandering around in your back yard the would probably get canned, and could get hit for tresspass.In the case of registered mail, they require a signature, but if the person it's addressed to hides or refused to sign the post will return it to the sender.
[Citation Needed] there, buckaroo banzai.
And I'm going to give you some large latitude to presume that you have some sort of prior case law on the books extrapolating a mail carrier's lawful duty to exceed the speed limit by more than double from something in the Constitution, which I do not believe makes any mention of speed or speed limitation enforcement.
I doubt the process server broke the law. I wonder if these days they take pictures, similar to the delivery drivers taking a picture of the porch, in case the customer claims the package was never left.. I wasn't there, but the likely scenario is Mrs. Brooks let the process server in, and Mr. Brooks is now saying that *his* permission was required.
Anyway the most significant fact to me is by his response he basically admits he was indeed ducking the process server. Not cool.
What else should be expected from a man whose brilliant idea to avoid court proceedings despite being an ultra-high-prominence public figure was basically the same strategy as that of every deadbeat sperm-slinger - avoid the process server and pretend you don't know anything about any court proceedings.
How it should've gone should be this clown comes to the capital, a U.S. Capitol Policeman checks to confirm that he's in his office, detains him there, and then another policeman escorts the process server to his office and says "you're served and it's witnessed and recorded on body-cam."
..he engaged in a juvenile game of Twitter trolling over the past few days and continued to evade service.
So far, so normal for 21st Century politics. Procedurally it seems a bit strange to this non-American, ie powers to compel witnesses. Or just waiting for Rep.Brooks to show up at the office and serve him there.
But there's nothing like a good witch hunt to boost popcorn sales.
Brooks was rather peeved that he had been served legal papers by House Rep Eric Swalwell (D-CA), who has sued Brooks, Donald Trump Jr, and Rudy Giuliani for allegedly helping to instigate the January storming of the Capitol.
And.. from Swalwell's wiki entry-
Swalwell called for greater authenticity from politicians, saying that politicians should not insult each other publicly and then expect to have friendly relationships "backstage", and comparing the behavior of some politicians to a fake, entertainment-focused professional wrestling show
I guess he's become a bit more media savvy since then, but presumably couldn't find Brooks's office to serve the papers.
But such is politics, and popcorn futures. Now all Swalwell has to do is make it's case, much as the State did back in '83. Then declare a 'Capital Day' to commemorate the 'storming', much as the French did..
Technically, Swalwell couldn't given he's obviously a party to the case. But working for the same company, shouldn't have been too hard to get someone to serve papers at the office. Not sure if Swalwell's staff would count as being parties. But Swalwell is presumably smart enough to have figured out how to prevent his case being SLAPP'd down, yet not smart enough to ensure service.
So this fuckwit sits on the House's Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems subcommittee, and the Science, Space, and Technology committee, and he not only has the classic credentials-on-a-postit-note-on-the-screen but is also stupid enough to photograph them and post them on t'internet.
I guess the requirements for getting on these committees are fairly low then?
You Americans are doomed.
You can remove him at your pleasure though, if you just get collectively angry enough, like you did in May. We can't even manage to remove a man who's literally committing treason from the oval office!
Oh, and we also can't seem to actually get our heads out of our asses - or rather, drag the Retrumplican's heads out of HIS ass - long enough to follow-through and put the sonofabitch on trial for high crimes. Countless of these morons still think he's the rightful president (he's not) and that he'll be "reinstated by August" (he won't).
One of them - a retired Army general who's apparently taken leave of his senses - even called for a Myanmar-style coup to restore Cheeto Jesus to the throne, and I don't think that means placing him on a toilet.
Here's what frightens the shit out of me: Hitler tried a coup, failed, was put in prison for it and was barred from holding elected or appointed office. Spoiler: it didn't take.
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