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JOHN BRUMMETT: Wading in the pool

By John Brummett

This article was published April 19, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

The trial was scheduled for five days. Columns written in the evenings after a day absorbed in court and without benefit of real-time experience in the minute-by-minute news cycle of the Trump age ... they wouldn't feel the same.

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GeneralMac says... April 19, 2018 at 8:23 a.m.

John Brummett is still crying about the electoral college.

John is not a " day late and a dollar short", John is 17 years late.
Where were you John in 2001 after the 2000 election?

Were you organizing people and congress to try and get rid of the electoral college method of electing presidents?

I assume you were doing like you do today.
Sucking your thumb and crying !

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Rightside says... April 19, 2018 at 8:31 a.m.

Comey, Clinton, McCabe and Lynch Officially Referred For Criminal Investigation. If they are charged and go to trial hope the jury are not dumb people, but competent people who brought blank slates and evident neutrality. It's not a perfect system. But it's the world's best.

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TimberTopper says... April 19, 2018 at 9:08 a.m.

Good humorous read John! I see the haters have already been here with probably more to come. Maybe those that come later will have a high enough I Q to understand your lighthearted offering.

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GeneralMac says... April 19, 2018 at 9:28 a.m.

I can top John Brummett's tales of jury duty.

I got called to jury duty in a city of 70,000 ( not in Arkansas)
I was one who got questioned by the judge in a DWI jury case.

I told the judge I recognized the name/face of the defendant's lawyer because he always posted his ultra liberal views on a newspaper internet site .

I stated I wouldn't believe a word he said but would try to be impartial because his client deserved a fair trial.

All the other prospective jurors broke out laughing in astonishment on what I dared to say.
The woman judged said..."SILENCE" .... and ordered both lawyers into her chambers.

After quite a long time, while the prospective jurors praised me for my candor, they emerged and she said...................." you are excused "

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WhododueDiligence says... April 19, 2018 at 9:52 a.m.

"I stated I wouldn't believe a word he said but would try to be impartial because his client deserved a fair trial."
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Those two statements are contradictory. Admitting you wouldn't believe a word he said is an admission of pre-judgment which is incompatible with trying to be impartial.
The good thing is you got yourself kicked out because obviously you shouldn't have been on that jury. The bad thing is it's possible you lessened the fairness of the trial by influencing one or more of the jurors who were selected.

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GeneralMac says... April 19, 2018 at 10:04 a.m.

I got to hear the opening arguments from both sides.
The next day the lawyer informed me his client was found " not guilty" by a posting to me on that newspaper site.

I replied.........." I would have voted the same way . Cop didn't prove his case "

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hah406 says... April 19, 2018 at 10:53 a.m.

What fake news site did you read that on Rightside? Not going to happen. Trump can yell "crimes" all he wants, but just like the thousands of other lies he has told, him saying it doesn't make it true.

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RBear says... April 19, 2018 at 11:35 a.m.

hah it's a valid point, but it's from a bunch of no-name congressmen and women who are just trying to get in front of the cameras before the mid-terms. Reading through the letter of allegations, it's pretty much a rehash from the right wing troll sites and probably will not get out of the Justice Department. It feeds the tin-foil hat folks like Rightside, but has very little credibility elsewhere.

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hah406 says... April 19, 2018 at 11:49 a.m.

Thanks RBear. You know, I have decided that Mac is just a cranky old man. When he isn't on here spouting off, he is probably sitting on his porch yelling at kids to stay off of his lawn.

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Rightside says... April 19, 2018 at 11:56 a.m.

hah406 why don't you google "Comey, Clinton, McCabe and Lynch Officially Referred For Criminal Investigation"
Than you can apologize.

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