Friday, November 26, 2021

Wonder Woman vs the New Jim Crow: How Linda Dunikoski's Guts, Strategy and Restraint Won a Conviction in the Arbery Case

From the New York Times

"...she had been brought in to try the biggest case of her career: the murder of a Black man on a sunny afternoon by three white men just outside a small city pinned to the South Georgia coastline.

Despite the evidence of racism she had at her disposal, Linda Dunikoski, the prosecutor, stunned some legal observers by largely avoiding race during the trial, choosing instead to hew closely to the details of how the three men had chased the Black man, Ahmaud Arbery, through their neighborhood.

The risks went beyond her career and a single trial. Failure to convict in a case that many saw as an obvious act of racial violence would reverberate well outside Glynn County, Ga. For some, it would be a referendum on a country that appeared to have made tentative steps last summer toward confronting racism, only to devolve into..."

Conviction! Justice, for the family of slain jogger, Ahmaud ArberyHow did it happen?

The restraint of Special Prosecutor Dunikoski, in presenting her case, will be something for text books. (from Associated Press)

Jovian lineage, photon-repelling bracelets and magic lassoes had nothing to do with wrangling a conviction for the murder of a young, African American, male jogger, ..by three white men, in heavily Trump-supporting (sixty-one percent) Glynn County, Georgia. With nothing so supernatural, as an Invisible Jet or a giant kangaroo, ..Special Prosecutor Linda Dunikoski rode in on some fourteen-karat, Gawj'a nerve, that nobody - certainly, not convicted murderer Travis McMichael's defense team - saw coming.

Meanwhile... defense attorney Laura 'Dirty Toenails' Hogue is still scratching her cartoon-yellow locks, wondering how Mrs. Dunikoski snatched this historic conviction, ..from the persistently perilous flames of Southern American race-politics!

This is not a comic book story. It really happened!

Read the article, by Richard Fausset, here, ..in the New York Times.

Special Prosecutor Linda Dunikoski (from Associated Press on YouTube)


Edgar Miraculous Dyer, without his fine, coyote-hatin' Goldiweiller, Kirby (now moved on to that big, coyote-hatin' hate group in the Sky) continues a somewhat bleaker, dogless existence in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, DC. He has been an active member of the Latino Culture Council of the Capitol Area (El Consejo de Cultura Latina – La Zona del Capitolio) and the Kiwanis Club of Capitol Hill.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

TRUMP NAME OFFICIALLY DUMPED BY DC'S NEW WALDORF ASTORIA!

From Eater.com

"...The Trump International Hotel will get a new “identity” as a Waldorf Astoria without the Trump name attached...Miami-based investment firm CGI Merchant Group...to take over the hotel’s lease for a reported $375 million..."

Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C. (From Wikipedia)

Read the article, here, ..on EATER.


Edgar Miraculous (Mel) Dyer, without his fine, coyote-hatin' Goldiweiller, Kirby (now moved on to that big, coyote-hatin' hate group in the Sky) continues a somewhat bleaker, dogless existence in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, DC. He has been an active member of the Latino Culture Council of the Capitol Area (El Consejo de Cultura Latina – La Zona del Capitolio) and the Kiwanis Club of Capitol Hill.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Mysteries of East DC, with Madam Krystan... Make Love All The Time

Madam Krystan of the Capitol Hill area has a SERIES of healing, self-empowering and affirming videos (free), ..waiting to be discovered by YOU! They are videos waiting to fill your life with fearlessness, mindfulness, joyful ambition ..and the wealth of LOVE, in all its forms.

Browse "Make Love All The Time" and check this space for more life-changing videos, from Madam Krystan, right here, on ...C A P I C O S T I A!

Thursday, November 11, 2021

GOD BLESS YOU, ON THIS VETERAN'S DAY, 2021!!!

From Washington, DC's Naylor-Dupont district - Capicostia - proudly East o'the River, ..to America's great Men and Women in Uniform, past and present...God bless you for all you have sacrificed to fight for our beloved country, on this VETERAN'S DAY, 2021...

The Airmen of America's Fighting 332nd, in a briefing, in 1945 - World War II - Capicostia honors, and is honored by, ..YOU! 


Edgar Miraculous (Mel) Dyer, without his fine, coyote-hatin' Goldiweiller, Kirby (now moved on to that big, coyote-hatin' hate group in the Sky) continues a somewhat bleaker, dogless existence in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, DC. He has been an active member of the Latino Culture Council of the Capitol Area (El Consejo de Cultura Latina – La Zona del Capitolio) and the Kiwanis Club of Capitol Hill.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

HAPPY ALLHALLOWS, FROM MEL DYER'S STEAK ISLAND!

© Mel Dyer 2013

I think First Mondingo is probably equal parts Phantom, Black Panther and Batman...a kooky, right-leaning allegory for what I'll call Greenwoodism, and that's visually reflected in his costume's colors. 1st Mondingo Bank will always 'look like' it's burning - that's non-negotiable - but, not because some racist psychopaths set it, afire.

Too woke, for Halloween? Too Booker T. to be woke? Probably. Ha!

Happy Allhallows, anyway!



Edgar Miraculous (Mel) Dyer, without his fine, coyote-hatin' Goldiweiller, Kirby (now moved on to that big, coyote-hatin' hate group in the Sky) continues a somewhat bleaker, dogless existence in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, DC. He has been an active member of the Latino Culture Council of the Capitol Area (El Consejo de Cultura Latina – La Zona del Capitolio) and the Kiwanis Club of Capitol Hill.

Congressman Tim Ryan: A Democrat, Who Sounds Like A Damn MAN And Knows What He's Talking About

From MSNBC, on YouTube

"When are we going to have the guts to finally level the playing field for working people and take on China?" Rep. Tim Ryan (D) of Ohio

Just heard the singular BEST pitch and justification for President Joe Biden's Build Back Better agenda--how it empowers, uplifts the American working-middle and rallies Co America to action, ..and Ryan only scratched the surface. My God...a Hill Dem, who sounds, like a MAN and knows what the hell he's talking about? Rallying! Urgent! Forcefully masculine!

Why do so many Dems sound, alternately like Southern Baptist ministers or whisper-mumbly NPR Sunday talk-show hosts? ["You're listening to Liberal, Postwar, New Age, Himalyan Basket-weaving, ..with Journeyman Hushmeyer...Tamer Goodwoodsman..."] Who's telling our politicians to do this, with America so culturally divided and looking for inspiring leadership? Yes, it may be entirely superficial, but, I'm totally down, with the Ryan tone. When he's got something to say to us, a point to make or a pressing issue to bring to our attention, ..Tim Ryan hits it and quits it. He doesn't sound, like a pediatrician or a radio psychologist - just a man...

Reh'glur, plain, ole stinky man. Something wrong with digging that?

I'm not saying you can't have Congressman Ethan Tenderfinger feeling your pain, sharing Dr. King's Dream and including everybody, ..but, can we Democrats also rally around a male somebody, who sounds, like a damn man? If plain, ole stinky man-speakin' is not included in the socio-political diversity, we aspire to achieve in our great nation, ..can we really call it diversity?

What's wrong with our Hill Dems speaking plainly and projecting strength? Why can't they stay on message, like our Republi'con opponents on the Hill? Why do they spend more speech time talking about 'coming together' and 'healing pain', than rolling out what new, informed, game-changing policy they're going to solve our problems with? Put some steak on the table, like President Biden's 'Build Back Better' agenda - policy, and not rhetoric - and you'll have all the sodding diversity and inclusion, you can stand! Why can't our well-meaning Hill Dems figure that out?

Put some STEAK on the table, Dems.

Why's the Democratic Party so afraid of us getting an appetite for Congressman Tim Ryan, and more specifically, ..his way of rallying us around an issue, he obviously feels so passionately about? I love Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Representative Jim Klyburn, both of whom earn their pay and then some, in a crisis - Madam Speaker, winning back the House in 2018, ..and Rep. Klyburn, rallying our party around (then, Vice Pres.) Joe Biden in 2020...

But, more of this please.


Edgar Miraculous Dyer (the Capicostia desk), without his fine, coyote-hatin' Goldiweiller, Kirby (now moved on to that big, coyote-hatin' hate group in the Sky) continues a somewhat bleaker, dogless existence in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, DC. He has been an active member of the Latino Culture Council of the Capitol Area (El Consejo de Cultura Latina – La Zona del Capitolio) and the Kiwanis Club of Capitol Hill.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

RATPOCALYPSE SHUTS DOWN CAPITOL HILL POPEYES, AFTER TIK TOK VIDEO GOES VIRAL! RUN! RUN!

From Newsweek, on MSN.com

"...Almost immediately, two large rats can be seen scurrying from one side of the kitchen floor to the other - but it gets worse.

Two more are witnessed running across the floor while at least six can be seen climbing a cable on the restaurant kitchen's wall up into a visible cavity in the ceiling.

At one point the man bangs his hand against the stainless steel work counter, prompting yet more rats to go dashing in every direction.

The video then cuts back to the man, who asks viewers: "You still love that chicken from Pop..."

Not all of us East o'the River types go to Popeyes, just for the chicken, ..apparently. I'm just saying. People tell me things.

From the Capicostia Desk:

We East o'the River folks have seen this movie, before.

Eighth Street, from the Eastern Market Metrorail on Pennsylvania Avenue, all the way down to the Marine Barracks, ..is quite literally lined, with restaurants. Do you really think the bloody Popeyes, one of the only restaurants on the Eighth Street strip, heavily patronized by poor and working class Washingtonians - many from the so-called Southeast Corridor (Capicostia) - is the only establishment, there, ..besieged with rats? Ha!

Absolutely ridiculous.

The REAL story - the one, you won't get in Newsweek - is that there are some very affluent, politically influential Capitol Hill residents, who don't want that Popeye's, at Eastern Market, or anything else that might attract their East o'the River neighbors...

And it's not news to anyone, over here.

So, the timing of this story, of how it's being circulated, ..is very suspicious to us, as it very well should be. That is all I have to say about that, ..for now.

Read the article from Newsweek, here, ..on MSN.


Edgar Miraculous Dyer (the Capicostia desk), without his fine, coyote-hatin' Goldiweiller, Kirby (now moved on to that big, coyote-hatin' hate group in the Sky) continues a somewhat bleaker, dogless existence in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, DC. He has been an active member of the Latino Culture Council of the Capitol Area (El Consejo de Cultura Latina – La Zona del Capitolio) and the Kiwanis Club of Capitol Hill.