Apologies for no roundup Wednesday! Some days I have ragestroke and am unable to function. Also, some of us were traveling (side note – it’s possible to get from Atlantic City to La Guardia on public transit in three hours and fifteen minutes and for under $50).
In yesterday’s news, Ferdinand Augello, the chieftain of the Pagans, or something, was found guilty on all counts for his role in the murder of April Kauffman, everyone reports, but Lynda Cohen’s story’s here.
Meanwhile the Alcoholic Beverage Control director, Dave Rible, reversed course on the new limits he’d just imposed on craft breweries, following a, “week of hearing from irate brewery owners” as the valuable Spotlight put it. Score one for our beery amigos in the hops lobby.
Lastly, Seth Grossman, who is an actual candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, compared the mildly uncomfortable questioning faced by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at the hands of a
beard friendly attorney that was hired by his political patrons, to the actual lynching faced by African-American men “100 years ago” [sic].
The Kavanaugh hearing, “reminds me of when innocent Jewish and black men were lynched 100 years ago based on unsubstantiated accusations of a single woman,” Grossman reportedly said.
Grossman also called his opponent an ultra-leftist radical Democrat or something for believing the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford.
Whatever. Grossman is down 23 points and Kavanaugh’s about to get appointed to a lifetime position on the Supreme Court, but at the risk of sounding like the god-damned Young Democrats (and for the record, I wrote this yesterday), I do wonder what people like Chris Brown or Dennis Levinson think of this. Their party enabled this freakshow. Is this the future? Or are they just hoping to keep their heads down until we can stuff this unpleasantness back down the memory hole?
The last two years have taught me more about the supposed adults in the room than anything else. But I’m just one weirdo on the internet.
In realer news from around your special, special region:
The Tropicana deal closed (really) the Press of AC reports, that Menendez-Hugin poll everybody was talking about yesterday seems slightly less important after this new Menendez-Hugin poll and a “conservative organization” (code for in-touch with workers) is suing to further bust up the mostly busted unions that some workers still insist on joining.