By Ken Krayeske • 2:05 AM EST
Scumbags abound. As far as Esquire magazine is concerned, Holy Joe is one of the ten worst losers in Congress. Being called the worst in the nest of 535 idiots is something to be reckoned with.
Esquire put Holy Joe (4) up there with Georgia scumbag Saxby Chambliss (1), Louisiana's $90k in cold hard cash William Jefferson (6), California's lunatic Pete Stark (5), the indicted Alaskan Ted Stevens (10), and of course, Minnesota's anti-American McCarthyite, Michele Bachman (2).
As Esquire said of Connecticut's sleaziest independent:
Inherent in politics is the fact that someone always loses. Some lose gracefully, some lose poorly, and, as in the case of Joe Lieberman, some lose their minds. Since being defeated by an antiwar candidate in the Democratic primary in 2006, Lieberman (who was subsequently reelected as an Independent) has pursued his campaign of revenge against his former party, thinly disguised as an act of principle, replete with the quavering sanctimony that no country should have to put up with from anyone, much less from this small man.
So yeah, forget blaming Ralph Nader for Bush's victory in 2000. Connecticut's liberal son gone bad had something to do with that Democratic defeat. And for Lieberman staffers in 2006, like Ken Curran, do you feel utterly stupid yet for foisting this idiot of a Senator on us? We have to suffer through him for four more years. Jeez. The Republicans who ran Giordano against him in 2000 should be even more ashamed.
Lieberman's successor as CT Attorney General, Dick Blumenthal, is his first name for hitting this struggling law student with a $500 security for costs charge in my civil rights lawsuit for false arrest against the city of Hartford, four city cops and two state cops. Blumenthal's office represents the state cops.
Under the guise of Federal District Court for Connecticut Local Rule 83.3(a), Blumenthal's office said I had to fork up half a grand because they feared I was a vexatious litigant, and the money insured I was serious in pursuing a remedy for violations of my civil rights.
Seriously Dick? I spent 13 hours in jail because an executive branch law enforcement agency targeted me for exercising my First Amendment rights. I nearly got my face rearranged in jail for accidentally touching a large man who could snore and chew gum simultaneously, and my life was turned upside down by being called erratic and equated with a violent lunatic in the New York Times, and you think I'm being vindictive? You heard what John Stewart said to Sarah Palin, right?
The real pisser: Local Rule 83.3(a) was promulgated by the District Court in response to a steady flow of vexatious litigation by one Anthony R. Martin-Trigona, a pro se litigator who filed numerous meritless suits, like one to intervene in federal Judge Jose Cabranes' divorce and get custody of the Cabranes children.
Martin-Trigona was prevented from joining the Illinois bar because he has a "moderately severe character defect manifested by well-documented ideation with a paranoid flavor and a grandiose character." So go figure that there's this guy named Andy Martin on Sean Hannity a few weeks back saying Obama is a Muslim.
Andy Martin is Anthony R. Martin-Trigona, who actually was born in Middletown, and ran for Senate in Connecticut. Wikipedia has a complete dossier on this jackass Andy Martin. Dickipedia has the dossier on Hannity. Does he vet his guests? Is this how low the right is sinking - relying on guests who are so mentally imbalanced that the Illinois Supreme Court refuses to allow them to practice law?
Gary Jules is not a scumbag, and he has an ode to those of us trying to remain sane in this Mad World. If you didn't notice, it's 2 a.m. and I'm done pulling punches after reading admin law for the past three hours.