RIP Ed Meese

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fuck this guy

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 17:05 (seven months ago) link

one of those people I have only encountered through Bloom County references. Who is he exactly

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 17:07 (seven months ago) link

Reagan mobster

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 17:08 (seven months ago) link

fundie Xtian gangster asshole

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 17:08 (seven months ago) link

here's a shining example

As Reagan's chief of staff, Meese was instrumental in the decision to crack down on student protesters at People's Park in Berkeley, California, on May 15, 1969. Meese was widely criticized for escalating the official response to the People's Park protest, during which law enforcement officers killed one student protester and injured hundreds of others, including bystanders.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 17:09 (seven months ago) link

opposed Miranda rights

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 17:11 (seven months ago) link

wow chill guy

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 17:13 (seven months ago) link

1988. From the Flickr album Hidden Washington DC.

Anne Hedonia (, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 17:14 (seven months ago) link

pioneered civil asset forfeiture:

As Attorney General, Meese chaired the National Drug Policy Board ..."One of our most effective weapons against drug traffickers," Meese wrote in his autobiography, "was to confiscate the assets of their criminal activity, such as expensive autos, yachts, businesses and homes.... To make this technique even more effective, we shared the proceeds with cooperating local law enforcement agencies to enhance their drug-fighting activities."

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 17:20 (seven months ago) link

While he lived he never got his comeuppance. A pity, that. His tiny moth-like soul is now the property of Old Scratch. At least we have that for consolation.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 17:35 (seven months ago) link

I only knew about him because he showed up in Mad magazine.

tokyo rosemary, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 19:13 (seven months ago) link

Responsible for encouraging the Federalist Society, the nomination of judges and justices "whose duty is to the Constitution." A walking, breathing conflict of interest; he had to resign in 1988 after the stench of those conflicts proved even too much for the Reagan White House. I can't wait to write his obit.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 19:14 (seven months ago) link

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