He is gambling his political future on the premise that there are enough bigots like him. We'll find out
A bipartisan group of legislators in Michigan’s state House and Senate introduced a package of bills on March 13 that would result in major reforms of the state’s bail system. If the legislators are successful, low-income residents will no longer have to sit in jail before their trial dates just because they’re poor. In most U.S. states, the cash bail system in effect creates two separate criminal justice systems: one for the wealthy and well-off, and one that’s completely different for those who can’t purchase the presumption of their innocence. As Daily Kos reported in November, 451,000 people are currently incarcerated nationwide because they can’t pay bail amounts of as little as $300. According to state Democratic Rep. David LaGrand, who has been working on bail reform since 2014, on any given day “probably more than 10,000” people are incarcerated in Michigan alone due to their inability to post bail. According to LaGrand, his package of bills will accomplish four major reforms. The first will be to provide people who have been arrested with a financial disclosure form they can fill out and hand to judges so the judges have an idea how much bail—if any—those before their bench can afford to pay. “In Michigan right now, judges don’t necessarily know how much money people have available to them when the judge sets a bond,” LaGrand explained to Daily Kos. “That means judges can inadvertently set, for example, a $300 bond for someone who’s only got $200 in their pocket. And there’s no difference between a $300 bond and a $1 million bond if you’ve only got $200.” The second reform would require judges to explain their decisions when ruling on whether or not someone who has been arrested will be released or detained before trial. This will allow defendants to explain circumstances that judges may incorrectly assume make the defendants a flight risk.
Even before Donald Tump declared a «national emergency» at the southern border (because refugees were trying to cross and Trump's toxic base doesn't like that), the xenophobe-in-chief had ordered active U.S. troops to the border to «support» Border Patrol efforts and to string a few sections of makeshift border fence using concertina wire, more commonly known as razor wire. It may have meant thousands in America's armed forces were spending the holidays away from their families, but at least the border would be «secure,» right? Finally, an impenetrable military line worthy of our status as great power. Or, you know, not that. Because thieves in Tijuana, Mexico are simply making off with sections of the wire, selling them to city homeowners who are using it to shore up their own home «security.» Some homes in the same area had identical wire installed in front of their homes, as an added layer of protection to their property lines and fences, but residents declined to comment about how they obtained the material. Tijuana officials report between 15 to 20 arrests for the nighttime thefts, while government contractors on this side of the border work to replace the stolen wire. There is no word on how the mighty American administration will respond to this dangerous attack on our military fortifications. Will Trump order military action, perhaps a shock and awe—styled incursion into Mexico to retrieve the stolen wire? Are airstrikes in order? Surely, we are dealing with dangerous foes, if they have managed to make off with Donald Trump's border wall armed only with a pair of snippers and a handful of zip ties. Fear not, however. If Donald Trump can bring North Korea to the negotiation table, getting Absolutely Not A Damn Thing in exchange for severely curtailing military exercises with their South Korean enemies, it is certain he will deal with this problem with the same keen strategic thinking. But as of right now? Mexican homeowners are building walls ... and America is paying for them.
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Congratulations to Devin Nunes' Cow! The parodic attack Twitter account now has more followers than Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee and the man the account was set up to expose. Using lots of dairy and agricultural puns, like you do. The reason for the jump in followers from around 1,200 to more than 410,000 is Nunes' own lawsuit against Twitter, the Cow, and another account called Devin Nunes’ Mom. Nunes also named Republican operative Liz Mair. Sadly, Devin Nunes’ Mom has been suspended, so we don’t know how many followers she would have racked up. The accounts in question are neither Nunes’ cow nor Nunes’ mom, of course, but rather existed to troll him to the point where he trolled the entire world by suing Twitter for $250 million for letting people be mean to him. And now, more people are watching a fake cow be mean to a real member of Congress than are watching that real member of Congress lie about Donald Trump, Democrats, and “#StrawPolice socialists.” It’s not quite the comeuppance Nunes deserves, but it’s at least worth a giggle of schadenfreude.
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What: Impressionist and Modern ArtWhere: Sotheby’s; 76, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, CS 10010, 75384 Paris Cedex 08, Paris FranceWhen: March 29; 02:30 PM GMTPublic Viewing:SAT, 23 MAR 19, 11:00 AM - 07:00 PM CETSUN, 24 MAR 19, 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM CETMON, 25 MAR 19, 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM CETTUE, 26 MAR 19, 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM CETWED, 27 MAR 19, 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM CETTHU, 28 MAR 19, 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM CETTop lots of the sale:—Lot 411: Rene Magritte (1898 – 1967): “The Arms Room.” Signed magritte (lower right), signed Magritte and titled «La Salle D'armes» (deleted, on the stretcher). Oil and ripolin on canvas, 77,7 x 62,6 cm; 30 3/8 x 24 3/8 in. Painted in 1925 or 1926. Estimate: 700,000 EUR — 1,000,000 EUR (787,717 USD - 1,125,310 USD)—Lot 404: Paul Gauguin (1848 – 1903): “The Garden Of Pissarro, Quay of the Pothuis in Pontoise - Recto Two Sketches of Autoportrait – Verso.” Signed p Gauguin and dated 81 (lower left) – recto. Oil on canvas. 66 x 54,4 cm; 26 x 21 3/8 in. Painted in 1881. – recto. Estimate: 600,000 EUR — 900,000 EUR ( 675,186 USD — 1,012,779 USD)—Lot 408: Claude Monet (1840 – 1926): “View Of Argenteuil.” Signed Claude Monet (lower right), oil on canvas, 42 x 83 cm; 16 1/2 x 32 5/8 in. Painted in 1872. Estimate: 600,000 EUR — 800,000 EUR (675,186 USD - 900,248 USD)—Lot 417: Andre Masson (1896 – 1987): “Erotic Transmutation.” Signed Andre Masson (lower left) and dated 1938, titled Transmutation erotique and signed with a monogram (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 100,3 x 50,4 cm; 39 1/2 x 19 7/8 in. Painted in 1938. Estimate: 400,000 EUR — 600,000 EUR (450,124 USD - 675,186 USD)—Lot 403: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841 - 1919): “The Woman In Blue.” Signed Renoir (upper right), oil on canvas, 33,2 x 25,3 cm; 13 x 10 in. Painted in 1914. Estimate: 350,000 EUR — 450,000 EUR (393,859 USD - 506,390 USD)—Lot 409: Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973): “Woman with Crossed Arms (French).” Located Vallauris and dated 16 juin 50 and 1950, terracotta, height: 34 cm; 13 3/8 in. Executed on June 16, 1950 in Vallauris, this work is unique. Estimate: 300,000 EUR — 500,000 EUR (337,593 USD - 562,655 USD)—Lot 412: Gustave de Smet (1877 – 1943): “The Lovers.” Signed Gust. De Smet (lower right), oil on canvas, 133 x 115 cm; 52 3/8 x 45 1/4 in. Painted in 1931. Estimate: 300,000 EUR — 400,000 EUR (337,593 USD - 450,124 USD)—Lot 435: Kees van Dongen (1877 – 1968): “Nu Stand On Green Background And Pink.” Signed van Dongen (lower right); titled Nu debout sur fond vert et rose and signed van Dongen (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 65 x 50 cm; 25 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. Painted circa 1935. Estimate: 300,000 EUR — 400,000 EUR (337,593 USD - 450,124 USD)—Lot 427: Joaquin Torres-Garcia (1874 – 1949): “Construction With Formal Animal (Atomic Energy).” Signed with the artist's initials JTG (lower left), dated 1945 (left centre), dated 1946 (towards centre right) and inscribed Energia Atomica (lower centre), oil on cardboard, 53,2 x 84,8 cm; 20 7/8 x 33 in. Painted in 1946. Estimate: 280,000 EUR — 350,000 EUR (315,087 USD - 393,859 USD)For details, visit: https://www.sothebys.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
What: Rare & Fine Wristwatch AuctionWhere: Vine Auctioneers; 160 Kemp House, City Road, London, EC1V2NX, United KingdomWhen: March 28; 10.00 am GMTTop lots of the sale:—Lot 0042 : Rolex “GMT Master.” Steel Case. Ref 1675. Automatic. Pointed crown guard. Faded blue & red bezel. Tropical Dial displaying a shade of brown. Gilt Chapter Ring. Complete with small red hand. Circa 1963. Condition: Watch appears to be working at time of catalogue. Crown changes time and winds watch. The working order or accuracy of any lots sold is not guaranteed. Estimate: 15,000 £ - 17,000 £ (19,839 USD – 22,485 USD)—Lot 0036: “Rolex Daytona”. Ref 116520. Black dial. Stainless steel case and bracelet. Automatic. 40mm. Complete with box and card dates 2008. Condition: Watch appears to be working at time of catalogue. Dial appears free from damage. Crown winds watch, changes hands. Chronograph appears to work. Glass in good condition. Bracelet in good condition. The working order or accuracy of any lots sold is not guaranteed. Estimate: 9,000 £ - 11,000 £ (11,904 USD – 14,549 USD)—Lot 0007: “Tudor Oyster Prince Chronograph” Ref 7149/0. Monte Carlo. Steel case and bracelet. 40mm. Automatic. Bracelet marked Tudor, case marked Rolex. Condition: Watch appears to be working at time of catalogue. Crown unscrews, winds watch, changes time. Glass in good condition. Dial appears to have signs of age around the edge. Clasp functions. The working order or accuracy of any lots sold is not guaranteed. Estimate: 6,700 £ - 7,200 £ (8,862 USD – 9,523 USD)—Lot 0039: “Rolex Datejust II.” Ref 126333. 41mm. Wimbledon Dial. Steel and 18ct Gold case and bracelet. Complete with box and papers. 2018 model. Condition: Watch appears to be working at time of catalogue. Dial appears free from damage. Crown winds watch, changes hands. Glass in good condition. Bracelet shows scratches and minor scuffs. Estimate: 6,200 £ - 6,700 £ (8,200 USD - 8,862 USD)—Lot 0019: “Rolex GMT Master.” Ref 1675. 40mm. Steel case Pointed crown guards. Plexi glass. Black dial. Condition: Watch appears to be working at time of catalogue. Dial is a service replacement and shows damage around the areas. Crown unscrews, winds watch, changes hands and date. Plexi glass in reasonable condition. Hands are likely service replacements. Estimate: 6,000 £ - 7,000 £ (7,936 USD – 9,258)—Lot 0006: “Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date.” Ref 15007. 34mm. Automatic. 14ct case and jubilee bracelet. Presented as an award to best Sales Manager for Chevrolet. Complete with letter from Chevrolet and matching Rolex paperwork. Excellent condition. Caseback engraved with Chevrolet logo. Condition: Watch appears to be working at time of catalogue. Crown unscrews, winds watch, changes time and date. Glass in good condition. Dial appears in good order. Clasp functions. Estimate: 4,800 £ - 5,300 £ (6,349 USD – 7,010 USD)— Lot 0029: “Omega Speedmaster Limited edition Speedy Tuesday” ref 318.104.22.168.01.001. 42mm. Manual wind. Steel case. Limited to 2012 piece. Complete with box, papers and limited edition accessories. Condition: Watch appears to be working at time of catalogue. Dial appears free from damage. Crown winds watch, changes hands. Glass in good condition. Leather good condition. Estimate: 4,500 £ - £ 5,500 £ (5,952 – 7,274 USD)For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
What: Jewellery Day 2Where: Elmwood's, Ground Floor Studio, The Red House, Munro Mews, London, W10 5XS United KingdomWhen: 28 March, 02.00 PM GMTTop lots of the sale:—Lot 0459: A 19.18 Carat Colombian “Emerald and Diamond Pendant” in white gold, the 19.18 carat pear cut emerald encircled within in concentric rows of round cut diamonds totalling 2.50 carats, unmarked, 4.8cm, 29.9g. Accompanied by a gemmological report stating the emerald is of Colombian origin with indications of minor clarity enhancement. Estimate: 20,000 £ - 30,000 £ (26,452 USD – 39,679 USD)—Lot 0456: A 12.40 Carat Ceylon No Heat “Sapphire And Diamond Ring” in 18ct white gold, designed as large central round cut sapphire of 12.40 carats, with diamond set shoulders, stamped 18ct, size M / 6, 7.9g. Estimate: 10,000 £ - 12,000 £ (13,226 USD – 15,871 USD)—Lot 0549: “A Yellow And White Diamond Dress Ring” in 18ct white gold, set with a central round cut yellow diamond of approximately 1.14 carats, framed in undulating border of emerald cut diamonds, stamped 18CT, size N / 6.5, 8.1g. Accompanied by gemmological certificate stating that the diamond is fancy yellow colour and I1 clarity. Estimate: 6,000 £ - 8,000 £ (7,936 – 10,581 USD)—Lot 0457: “A Diamond Jewelled Watch”, Longines in platinum, the strap jewelled with round cut diamonds with further round cut diamonds to the bezel, marked indistinctly, 17cm, 47.4g. Estimate: 4,000 £ - 6,000 £ (5,290 USD – 7,936 USD)—Lot 0455: “A 7.80 Carat Diamond Line Bracelet” in 18ct white gold, set with round cut diamonds totaling approximately 7.80 carats, stamped 750, 20cm, 13.1g. Estimate: 3,000 £ - 5,000 £ (3,968 USD – 6,613 USD)—Lot 0547: “A Diamond Dress Ring” in platinum, comprising of a marquise cut diamond framed by a border of round and baguette cut diamonds totalling approximately 1.05 carats, stamped P900, size K / 5, 10g. Estimate: 3,000 £ - 5,000 £ (3,968 USD – 6,613 USD)—Lot 0609: “A Pair of Antique Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Earrings” in yellow gold and silver, each set with a central oval cut sapphire in a cluster of old cut diamonds, unmarked, 1.7cm, 8.2g. Estimate: 3,000 £ - 5,000 £ (3,968 USD – 6,613 USD)—Lot 0405: “A Pair of Emerald and Diamond Earrings” in platinum, comprising of pear cut emeralds totalling approximately 2.0 carats and diamonds totalling approximately 0.83 carats, unmarked, 3.7cm, 7.8g. Estimate: 3,000 £ - 5,000 £ (3,968 USD – 6,613 USD)—Lot 0532: “A Vintage Sapphire and Diamond Ring” in white gold or platinum, invisibly set with calibre cut sapphires in a border of round cut and emerald cut diamonds, French assay marks, size N / 6.5, 11.1g. Estimate: 3,000 £ - 4,000 £ (3,968 USD – 5,290 USD)For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
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