May I remind the witness they are still under Oath and subject to charges of perjury for knowingly providing false information to this Congressional Committee, so consider carefully and answer truthfully the following question, with a simple “YES” or “NO” answer as I have a number of other extremely important questions to ask you within my time limit:
Have you ceased mistreating and/or physically abusing animals? – yes or no.”
(Witness surprised by the obvious disingenuous nature of the question), “Madam Congresswoman, I indeed have a 10 year old canine companion by the name of Deogi (pronounced the same way as the English alphabet letters of “D” “O” “G”), but never, either as a government employee or individual in the private sector, have I ever -”
Congresswoman interrupts, “Mr. Chairman let the record reflect the witness has never ever stopped physically mistreating that poor creature held in captivity for over a decade while inexplicably also refusing to acknowledge that life form with the customary gesture of furnishing a name for the animal, preferring to just call it dog.”
Sound crazy? You bet! But stuff similar to the above nonsense was on television today and being conducted by congressional representatives who claim to serve the citizens of this nation. Good grief. Over, and over, and over again, stupid leading trick questions prefaced with politically motivated and highly biased opening remarks.
Surprised? You shouldn’t be – this sort of garbage was promised to start happening as soon as the House of Representatives became “their” majority playground for the continued obstruction of meaningful progress.
Seriously, it was difficult to believe there was any sincere underlying attempt to uncover truth judging by the questions being asked, as they were clearly trick questions even children learn to recognize. Compounded multiple questions in one, with only a “yes – no” answer option?
Clearly disingenuous construction since either way a witness might answer, they will be subjecting themselves to wrongful accusations, charges, or somehow “implicated in” whatever, based solely on some ridiculous, misconstrued, out of context conclusion of intentionally providing “false or misleading statements” – all due to the witness recognizing the trap construction and choosing to provide an appropriate, intelligent, and logical response. But even then, AG Whitaker was often prevented from finishing an honest and appropriate response as the “question baiting excuse for a representative” would quickly cut him off with a nasty “witness refuses to answer the question……moving on to the next question…….”.
EXAMPLE OF OUR INTENDED LEGAL PROCESS?
How many of us, during a moment of emotional excitement, have expressed something that was not representative of how we actually intellectually or logically perceived or believed about a particular situation? You know what I mean? Those “off the cuff”, spontaneous, emotionally triggered inappropriate comments without much thought versus the underlying logic and dismissal of something perceived as being very wrong, perhaps even intentionally biased?
“With a call like that the referee should be tarred and feathered in the parking lot!”
A controversial sports ruling hardly warrants such an archaic humiliating punishment.
“All the politicians on that side are dishonest leftist crooks!”
One honest pubic serving politician makes that statement incorrect.
“Such traitors to our country should be executed”
Please define “traitor”.
WANT EVIDENCE OF A CRIME? GO FISHING WITH TAX DOLLARS! (It might be out there – or at least something close that can be pressed into service like “real evidence” and dressed up for sale to a gullible public….. all the while the truth of a matter is obscured and sacrificed on the alter of deceptive televised political games.)
OK, so the NSA (and others?) apparently copy and store everything citizens communicate in vast storage facilities located in Utah and elsewhere. We are told it is really no big deal because no one is actually listening or studying the material in “real time” and it is only stored in case of need for retrieval at some time in the future, you know, “after the fact” of something occurring.
Ahhhh, OK I guess, especially if such data collection assists protecting the country from terrorists – why not? Not much I can do about it anyway, besides, I have nothing to hide, in fact, come to think of it, I hope patriotic officials, agents, and departmental staff in legitimate state and federal government offices, not yet corrupted by the “deep state left”, are indeed listening to private telephone conversations regarding the shenanigans going on in this country – and here in Lake Don Pedro for decades also! lol
Listen to my telephone calls all you want. Not very interesting. Most of it likely consists of typical blah, blah, blah about local political corruption and how it has incrementally destroyed property values within the Lake Don Pedro subdivision. Or how it (corruption) has cost the MERCED RIVER WATER ENTITLED CUSTOMERS (MR WECs) much more for their water service through the years whichcompletely negates all the reasons for forming a special district in the first place.
Heck, my telephone conversations are so boring surveillance technicians could perform a variety of other duties while listening to the “broken record” complaints about the LDPCSD. They could watch TV, listen to music, maybe have a meal or snack “on the clock” while listening to my repetitious complaints all day long without a single cause for concern. However, they should also be aware, a conversation could suddenly change and truly represent an immediate problem.
Imagine, perhaps they are snacking on the job and attempting to swallow a large bite of chunky cream cheese filling from a huge bloated warm doughnut just as I describe the best home remedy for a large erupted canine sebaceous cyst on my companion’s right hip. gulp.
Unfortunately, it does seem sometimes that the ugliest, most unappealing, and foul smelling aspects of our political system do ooze out from such “politically biased eruptions” – like in today’s organized harassment of the acting Attorney General.
Guess I should just hope no sports referee is ever tarred and feathered in a parking lot somewhere because of a bad call between now and when I depart this plane of existence, or, perhaps some day an “off the rail investigator” fishing around for as of yet unidentified perpetrators, might be questioning yours truly about potential involvement because I joked about it in a past post. Never say never, yeah?
“But, but, but…..I have NEVER tarred and feathered ANYTHING or ANYONE in my life! ….the restrained suspect was heard screaming prior to being gagged, bagged, and dragged from the courtroom for refusing to answer a multitude of perjury trap compounded questions with A DEMANDED SINGULAR REQUIRED “YES” or “NO” RESPONSE.
While doing something else and listening to the continuing televised embarrassment in the background, I heard something that “caught my ear”. I didn’t recognize the female voice so I grabbed my trusty digital recorder and backtracked to the statement on the TV DVR to catch the name of the person speaking. I wanted to know who she was because it was one of the few statements during the entire process that made sense and pretty much described what I was thinking anyway.
Turned out to be a Mrs. Debbie Lesko, looked her up – she is the Representative for the Arizona 8th District.
Below is her statement prior to her own questioning of current acting US Attorney General Matthew Whitaker:
ARIZONA REPRESENTATIVE LESKO:
“Thank you, ah, I have to say that I’m very disappointed in this hearing. You know, I ran for congress to get things done. And ah, at the beginning of this you know, we were told that this is about, asking about DOJ (Department of Justice) oversight, and some legitimate questions and here we are, it’s nothing but character assassination, harassment of our witness and its really disappointing. At first I was mad. I have to tell you when this thing started hours ago I went outside and a reporter asked me, “What do you think of the hearing?” And I said it’s a joke, but now, it’s just sad. It’s sad because we were on the floor just a little while ago talking about ah, how we were honoring our late representative Dingle and talking about bi-partisanship and how we need to get things done, yet here we are with a blatant political show that doesn’t help anything. I imagine if American people are watching this right now they’d be shaking their heads, like, “what are you doing there?” We need to work together to get things done…….”
“What are you doing there?”
”WHAT ARE THEY DOING THERE?”
The question works for me – with the addition of a few extra unnecessary expletives followed with a proposal of “taking them all out to the parking lot to join a sticky feathered referee!” lol
Sure would be far more entertaining if the more intelligent and honest VICTIM WITNESS could have responded with the same sort of disrespect and lack of accountability as those asking the stupid “bait” questions ….. might I suggest a possibility for the next round? Something like ….
“Madam Congresswoman/Mr. Congressman, thank you for your question, please accept my sincere response question to you with the same simple yes-no answer requirement:
Have you had any success at all, regardless of how minimally effective, in removing your anti-American obstructionist head from your arrogant, misguided socialist fat ass? Yes or No?
My best to you and yours, Lew 🙂