The United States Pays Back Britain For Bunker Hill With $1 Billion Eyesore In London

kt-03As many on this blog know, I am a fan of good architecture. My father was one of the proteges and students of Mies Van der Rohe and I was raised in Chicago circle of architects.  Thus, when I heard that we were building a new embassy in London, I was truly hopeful of a unique American contribution that celebrated the history and architecture of London.  Yet, in what seems a long-simmering payback for Bunker Hill (and perhaps Benny Hill), the United States just dumped a $1 billion blemish on the landscape of London.  Given Prince Charles’ long (and justified) complaint of “monstrous carbuncles,” we just add a new and giant carbuncle for our English cousins.

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MOORE V. WASHINGTON POST: IT IS TIME FOR ROY MOORE TO FULFILL HIS PROMISE AND SUE

220px-Washington_Post_buildingJudge_Roy_MooreBelow is my column in USA Today on the last remaining promise for Roy Moore to fulfill from his campaign: his promised defamation lawsuit.  Unless he and his lawyers were using the pledge to sue as a deflection from the merits of the allegations, it is time for Moore to make good on the promise and file.  Of course, that will subject him to depositions and discovery but, if he is telling the truth, he has little to fear.  In the meantime, I discussed how Gloria Allred suggested that her client will also sue for defamation.  That would also be welcomed, though Allred will have to significantly improve her legal performance for an actual lawsuit as opposed to her disastrous press conference.  Beverly Young Nelson has said that the lawsuit will definitely happen.

Here is the column:

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Prospective Juror Lost But Prospective Love Found In Irish Court

Piero_della_Francesca_-_Cupid_Blindfolded_-_WGA17587Even if Mr. Bumble in Oliver Twist is right that “law is an ass,”  it can at least be a romantic ass.  While Bumble was upset at the statement of the court that “…the law supposes that your wife acts under your direction.”  However, a 54-year-old man found a uniquely sensitive jurist in a Dublin court where a judge excused him from jury duty to pursue “the love of his life.”

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Good Samaritan Intervenes To Protect Woman In Argument With Boyfriend On Thanksgiving . . . Boyfriend Then Throws Good Samaritan Off Bridge

1513234477158A Connecticut man is recovering after he was thrown off a bridge on Thanksgiving after he intervened to protect a woman in an argument with her boyfriend.  The victim and his friend told Gregory Rottjer (left) to “chill out” and allegedly Rottjer and his friend Matthew Dorso became enraged.  Rottjer then threw the Good Samaritan off the Derby-Shelton Bridge — a 45 foot plunge that almost killed him.  What is unbelievable is that the woman, Jennifer Hannum, was also charged in the case in resisting one of the officers who came to find her boyfriend.

 

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Schumer Files Real Complaint Over False Sexual Harassment Complaint

220px-Charles_Schumer_official_portraitSenate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has rightfully filed a police complaint over a fake sexual harassment complaint against him, including the forged signature of a former aide. This is a vicious attack on Schumer that vividly illustrates the hatefilled madness that has taken so many citizens on both the left and the right in today’s poisonous political environment.  I am heartened by the filing.  Finding the culprit or culprits behind this fake complaint would take a small but meaningful step to bringing a element of responsibility back to our political discourse.

 

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