Well, my Jury Duty is over. One day, that was it. The same thing happened the last time I received a Jury summons. There were 40 cases in the docket yesterday morning. By 4 PM (EST) there were 0. And it turned out that it wasn't Civil Court, it was Criminal Court - that's right, these crimes were about warrants and arrests.
A brief interruption in my exposition for Karma. I was sitting in the Jury Selection room, minding my own business, when I suddenly recognized a woman walking across from me. I worked with her for 5 years at the Carlisle store. She sat down and we talked. We were both selected for the same jury. She no longer works in retail and now turns old pieces of furniture into Martini Bars. Her husband's a retired postal worker. There was a purpose that connection needed to be reestablished so I'm going to say it was Karma.
Anyway, along with 33 other people, we were both chosen to sit through the jury selection process, but there were delays. After standing outside Courtroom 5 for about 10 minutes, they move our group into Courtroom 2, where we waited for about an hour. All they told us was that something blew up in the Pre-Trial arguments. In they end, they moved us back to the selection room where we were told the defendant had decided to 'cop a plea,' (my words, they were more diplomatic). We were told this happens quite often, in fact in 25 of those 40 cases defendants chose to plead guilty rather than let a jury decide. Ten of the cases got a 'continuance' and will go to trial later. Two decided to skip the jury and let the Judge decide guilt or innocence. Out of the 40 cases on the docket, on 3 actually went to trial. There are no other trials scheduled for this week, so I get to go back to work today. Shit.
In regard to the Mueller disappointment, I do believe this decision will work against the Idiot Jerk in the White House. He, and the Republican Party, and the White Evangelicals have already transitioned into "High Hate Mode." Remember Bill Clinton? He beat George H and they went into "High Hate Mode" and as a result he easily won a 2nd term. They are going to take their dicey little knives after everybody. They are going to be out for revenge, and America is going to watch them attack, and attack, and attack. They will try and disenfranchise as many as possible... and fail, they same way they did with Bill Clinton. They are a minority group who are more comfortable in "High Hate Mode." This is what makes them ugly. This is what people will vote against.