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Fact. Iowa entrance polls gave Bernie Sanders 91 percent support of people under 30. For New Hampshire it was 80%. Not bad for a 74 year-old white Jewish socialist from Brooklyn. This blows away and the lid off of those hoary theories that suggest millennial attraction applies only to the hip and inadvertent parvenu.

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LIONEL PODCAST: America Is Being Destroyed Systematically

The imponderable. Fellow lover of sapience and reasonable liberty, I provide this to you but warn you that this is problematic. The state of our country, the criminal justice system and our political matrix are decrepit. These are very troubling times with little hope for improvement. You’re welcome.

LIONEL PODCAST: America Is Doomed Not Because of Its Leaders But Its Ignorant and Clueless Citizens

This country is going right to hell. And if there’s a party to blame it’s the electorate, the citizens. The disentangled and disengaged. Untethered and unbelievable. The clueless, vapid, insipid and various. More interested in bogus viral videos of rats pulling pizza slices down subway steps or the interminable stories about Powerball dreamers and incongruous ideations. Listen. You’re welcome.

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FACT: Every country and government on the face of the Earth, every political party and inclination, every administration and President and Congress, all want more than anything to disarm its people and remove their ability to resist tyranny.

The country is simply unable to grasp the issue before it as to guns, crime, violence and constitutional rights. They believe the Second Amendment is about hunting or target practice. It’s personal. They cannot imagine nor do they seem to care about the issue and notion of gun confiscation and disarmament. Why? Because it’s an issue that’s not important to them. And when it comes to the so-called progressive or liberal, what is it exactly that they care about? What are the issues? Dunno. Contained herein are a series of topics presented expertly. You’re welcome.

LIONEL PODCAST: Jail-O for Mr. Jello – Everything You Need to Know About “Pill” Cosby’s Predation

First, the accusations. Here are the actual charges as indicated on Cosby’s docket. And moreover, read from a portion of Cosby’s deposition that will serve as the basis for his ultimate conviction. It’s very simple here. Very evident. Here’s the 2015 criminal complaint.

1§ 3125  §§ A1   F2 AggIndAssaulW/Consent

18 § 3125  §§ A4   F2 Agg. Ind. Assault – Complainant is Unconscious or Unaware that Penetration is Occurring

1§ 312§§ A5    F2AggIndAssaul– PersoImpairComplainant

To be specific, read the status yourself. Any questions?

§ 3125.  Aggravated indecent assault.

(a)  Offenses defined.–Except as provided in sections 3121 (relating to rape), 3122.1 (relating to statutory sexual assault), 3123 (relating to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse) and 3124.1 (relating to sexual assault), a person who engages in penetration, however slight, of the genitals or anus of a complainant with a part of the person’s body for any purpose other than good faith medical, hygienic or law enforcement procedures commits aggravated indecent assault if:

(1)  the person does so without the complainant’s consent;

(2)  the person does so by forcible compulsion;

(3)  the person does so by threat of forcible compulsion that would prevent resistance by a person of reasonable resolution;

(4)  the complainant is unconscious or the person knows that the complainant is unaware that the penetration is occurring;

What?! In a matter of hours after Bill Cosby entered a Pennsylvania courtroom be arraigned on sexual assault charges, his attorneys called the criminal case against him “unjustified” and vowed to fight it.

“The charge by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office came as no surprise, filed 12 years after the alleged incident and coming on the heels of a hotly contested election for this county’s DA during which this case was made the focal point,” Cosby’s attorneys said in a statement released after his arraignment Wednesday. “Make no mistake, we intend to mount a vigorous defense against this unjustified charge and we expect that Mr. Cosby will be exonerated by a court of law.”

Simply brilliant. And nothing the Daily News does is brilliant. Ever. With the exception of Denis Hamill.

LIONEL PODCAST: Even Cosby the Rapist Has Rights

Even the rapist Cos deserves his day in court. “Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.” Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Art. 10. OK, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that no one is denying Bill Cosby the right to a fair trial but I respectfully disagree. There’s more to constitutional rights and the trial itself. There are issues such as pre-accusatory delay and constitutional speedy trial and due process principles in general that militate against much of what has been leveled against this very sick and predatory man. Even guilty people are privy to procedural safeguards. And he’s guilty.

This is personal. And while he seems to be supremely guilty of at least one of the 42+ cases as of November 2014, the judge’s depiction of Cosby as a “public moralist” blows this legal analyst’s mind. He could have just said that two years had elapsed, there were no objections cited, so the sealing provisions have been lifted by operation of law and local rule. But, no, he made an example of “America’s dad [rapist].”

Unseal it! “According to documents obtained by the Associated Press and released on Monday, Bill Cosby stated under oath in 2005 that he had obtained Quaaludes to give them to young women with whom he wanted to have sex; he further admitted giving the drugs to at least one woman who later claimed he sexually assaulted her and said that he gave Benadryl to another woman who accused him of assaulting her while she was sedated.” Guardian

Let’s follow along, shall we? This is a marvelous article infra on the Cosby affair and worth your perusal. As is this companion piece. Note this most pertinent aspect as to how the District Court got around the deposition that was presumed “sealed.” And as you will seem Judge Eduardo Robreno clearly dislikes Herr Cosny.

U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno issued a 25-page memo outlining his reasoning. Here’s how he explains it:

— The court’s rules state that unless there is an objection, documents filed in the court will be unsealed automatically two years after the conclusion of litigation.

— When the AP filed a request to have the documents unsealed, Cosby’s attorneys objected, saying it would violate Cosby’s right to privacy by making public, among other things, “intimate knowledge about his sex life.” Cosby’s lawyer also argued that the release would embarrass Cosby and would violate the confidentiality agreement signed by the two parties.

— Robreno dismissed all those arguments.

— Perhaps the most intriguing part is that Robreno concluded that Cosby should be thought of more as a public servant. Previous courts have held that public servants, or politicians, give up some of the privacy protections afforded to regular citizens or even public figures.

— So, how did Robreno make that leap? He argued that while Cosby is clearly a public figure, when he talks about issues of public policy like unwed mothers and crime, he becomes a “public moralist,” which, like it might for a public servant, opens him up to “legitimate public scrutiny.”

Wow. That’s all I have to say. Wow. All the judge had to do was say, sorry, Sparky. two years have elapsed and that ends that debate. But no, he went a tad further in breaking off in Dr. Benadryl.

LIONEL PODCAST: What Took So Long for the Media to Start Investigating Bill Cosby?

“Women, fire in their crotch, won’t burn out, begin by fighting off pricks, end by going wild hunting for one that still works.” ― John Updike, Rabbit Redux

This kid. Is taking no chances. And you have to respect that. After all leporiphobes and kouneliophobes, and their often paralyzing fear of the ostensibly evil mutant bunnies, can miss the comedic and artistic intention. Hare today, gone tomorrow, right? Look at the expression, the affect of his kid. It’s perfect. Trepidation meets embarrassment meets horror. I am the eggman, they are the eggmen. I am the walrus. As Elena Anaya quipped, “I can hypnotize rabbits.” Am I making any sense? Too bad.

Full disclosure. No, I didn’t spend any appreciable time talking about this kid. Instead I discuss the accusations anent and regarding Bill Cosby as to rape allegations. What took so long for anyone to take notice of them? When does a story take legs and become significant and verifiable enough for media exposure? A discussion herein as to the architecture of scandal.