Jul 152019
 

A moment ago, the bail hearing for Jeffrey Epstein resumed. Each side will have 20 minutes today, with Judge Richard Berman to issue a ruling on Thursday.

Hopefully, we may soon begin plausibly imagining that this sorry bastard will never again be free. More importantly, so may his victims.

Jeffrey Epstein is a demonstrably unrepentant and evil predator, and he preyed upon children. Presuming he is held until trial and then convicted—more evidence is rolling in daily—that all but guarantees him one of two broad remaining life narratives. He may live another decade or two all by himself. Or, he may live for a time that may even be short enough to be measured in weeks, with a violent end.

(You see, even prison populations don’t care for monsters who hurt children.)

 Posted by at 8:26 am
Jul 092019
 

Convicted sex offender and human trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was arrested Saturday on a federal sex trafficking and conspiracy indictment. He is currently in jail, waiting for the resumption of his bail hearing on Thursday.

I have a few things to say about this, and I’ll just make that my first point. I will join many others in saying that Epstein should absolutely be detained until trial. Look, the guy’s ultra-rich and nailed to the wall, which means that if he’s released, we’ll never see him again. No bail for Epstein.

Secondly, I plead with you all to stop calling the alleged victims “young women.” They are girls. That is the point. The deeds outlined in this indictment are especially heinous because these are children whose innocence has been stolen by a powerful, entitled, depraved man and those in his employ.

Third, heads should roll. If there is plausible documentation that shows a person in the same place at the same time as the trafficked girls, then name that person. Bill Clinton has issued a completely convincing statement in which he says yeah, he knew him and flew on the plane and stuff, but, you know, only to do the important godly humanitarian good work, not the sexual predation of children, which is of course deplorable.

Ah, Bill. Still finding a way not to inhale in 2019.

Fourth and most importantly, don’t blow this. We’ve got another solid pass at this bastard, and though we’ve still got piles of defendant money and influence to mitigate, I think the needle has moved a bit on human trafficking perception and understanding. There’s still too much “boys will be boys” nonsense out there to navigate—the fizzling Robert Kraft case is instructive—but I hope more people get it now.

Plus, did you read that indictment? I believe there is an orgy of evidence here.

(To go with your island, Mr. Epstein. Here’s wishing you a truly miserable rest of your life.)

 Posted by at 12:37 pm
Jul 032019
 

Automotive industry legend and business icon Lee Iacocca died yesterday. He was 94. My grandfather gave me Iacocca’s autobiography for my 14th birthday, and it was one of the first business books I ever read. Iacocca’s was a true American success story, and though the book and the man were both full of bravado, they […]

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