About arnoldob

Husband, father, grandfather, veteran, techy, foodie

Ex-Bush ethics lawyer: There’s no such thing as ‘fixer-client’ privilege | TheHill

Richard Painter said on MSNBC Tuesday that Cohen was acting as a “fixer” and not an attorney when he made payments to women, such as adult-film star Stormy Daniels, to stay quiet about alleged affairs with Trump.

“It certainly wasn’t legal advice that’s being rendered when an attorney pays $130,000 to a porn star to keep her mouth shut,” Painter said. “There’s no legal advice being rendered there at all.”
— Read on thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/383712-ex-bush-ethics-lawyer-theres-no-such-thing-as-fixer-client


Alex Jones sued by Sandy Hook parents

Never have I cheered harder for a law suit to succeed and bankrupt someone. He knowingly lied and increased the pain of people who lost their children in a terrible tragedy.


The Skinnier Me

Check the about page for the before view, here’s the new look after dropping 25lbs. I have another 25 to go. I want to get below 200lbs for the first time since sometime back in the mid-90s. Ah yes, Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis and Hootie and the Blowfish days…


New and improved with 30% less jowl!

Adios Facebook

Back in 2014, I deactivated my profile for nearly a year. I re-activated it unintentionally by logging into a site that I had used my FB profile to access. I got sucked back in. After the latest Cambridge Analytica kerfluffle, I took the further step of deleting my profile. I know they’ll still keep using what they have, there’s no way of preventing that. But I refuse to give them more.

FB data loss isn’t an accident, it’s a business model. I don’t want to be part of their psychoanalytics. I don’t want to be a target for manipulation by ads and posts designed without regard for the truth to create support for a specific product, candidate or issue by unknown actors. I don’t want to participate in continuing attempts to hack democracy, such as it is, in America. You can keep your extended personality test where my results are for sale to anyone with an ad account.

Zuckerburg’s testimony before Congress last week only cemented my negative feelings for the platform. The Congresscritters clearly had no clue how FB works or how to regulate it. Until there’s some major reform that protects privacy and makes clear that I own my own data, I’m done.