The Chili Defense

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Bad enough that the “Twinkie Defense” was alleged to have been used by Dan White’s legal team to defend his cold-blooded murder of San Francisco city supervisor Harvey Milk and mayor George Moscone in 1978 in order to downplay the severity of his crime and receive a lighter sentence. (Although, I must add, it seems this is a myth, as the jury didn’t consider junk food while convicting this killer only of voluntary manslaughter.  Read more here: http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/Myth-of-the-Twinkie-defense-The-verdict-in-2511152.php)

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Now, the heinous blabbermouth of InfoWars, the pathologically lying Alex Jones, is claiming the Chili Defense. Jones is fighting in court to retain custody of his three children, even though I can’t understand why any judge in this country would listen to Jones’ ranting, hateful denials of the Sandy Hook Massacre, among many other despicable statements, and deem him fit to parent his children. He shouldn’t be allowed to parent a family of cockroaches or plague-carrying rats. (Still, you have to wonder why his ex-wife didn’t get custody after their divorce in 2015.)

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Anyway, Jones’ lawyer is getting desperate. First it was claimed that Jones is but a “performance artist” and that his ranting and raving on air is merely an act–claims Jones himself refuted a few hours later. (Guess he doesn’t want to piss off the equally deranged fans who support him.) Then, when Jones couldn’t remember how old his children are, or other basic facts about them, his lawyer said it was because  “he had a big bowl of chili for lunch.”

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Figures that a vile fantasist on-air would have a vile fantasist in court, right?

PRAY FOR PAKISTAN

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This is so heartbreaking it defies words. Imagine sending your child off to school – as the parents in Sandy Hook did two years ago – and never seeing them alive again because the most heinous of fascists have an inhuman agenda.

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I’m hoping the only good to come out of this horror is a reduction in the corruption in Pakistan that makes fighting the monsters of the Taliban more effective. And that world unites to help the fight get stronger.

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