Apr 19, 2020

April 2020: Will Trump Pardon Roger Stone?

April 19, 2020: One of the few topics of the week that does not directly involve coronavirus or Covid-19 and valiant efforts to treat the illness is, Will Donald Trump pardon his longtime pal and culprit-in-arms Roger Stone so that The Halloween Jester's prison sentence is lifted from his nattily dressed shoulders?

With our prison system rife with the contagion, Trump may use the coronavirus as justification for relieving Mr. Stone of the necessity to serve his sentence for as Stone told Tucker Carlson on his Friday night program (April 17th), With coronavirus my jail time is essentially a death sentence, something that could be said of all prison sentences for the foreseeable future, at least in the United States.

Thing is, Roger Stone is one of those well-connected fellows who know too much and that 'too much' happens to concern the mobbed-up miscreant Donald Trump. Yet there are more obvious political issues involved for Trump, such as his electability and the slight chance that a pardon for Roger could 'turn off' some voters who favor a second term for Herr Spanky. But I ask you: since when has Trump acted with careful deliberation of the ultimate consequences of his preferred actions? After all, in the realms of chaos and erratic behavior, Trump's Uranus in duplicitous Gemini is not only quirky and impulsive--it's oriental in his natal chart and as such acts as his guiding planet!

Of course, home detention may be a possibility for the convicted Roger Stone (with the aid of Cover-Up-General Bill Barr) and if so, Stone will become like (most of) the rest of us: isolated in sequestration, aka, social distancing, aka, sheltering in place. Actually, for myself I prefer to call it artisting-in-residence especially when I'm sitting at my drafting table facing a blank sheet of paper!

But from the looks of this developing situation, it would seem more appropriate for Roger Stone to call house detention a new lease on life.

Above image: Roger Stone; I'd give credit for the photo if I knew where it's due.


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