A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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“Time kills all deals” (10/22)
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“If the military wanted you to have a family, they’d have issued you one” (10/22)
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Entry from April 21, 2014
Gowned Clown (judge nickname)

"Gowned clown” (a nickname for a judge, who wears a gown) is a term that has been used frequently by Becky Akers on the blog LewRockwell.com. “Is the Gowned Clown Out of His Mind?” was cited on LewRockwell.com on December 7, 2011. “‘A Fine by Any Other Name Stinks as Bad,’ You Gowned Clown” was cited on LewRockwell.com on June 29, 2012.


Becky Akers
About
Becky Akers is a free-lance writer and historian whose work has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, the Washington Post, Barron’s, the New York Post, American History Magazine, the Independent Review, Military History Magazine, the Ottawa Citizen, lewrockwell.com, forbes.com and many other publications and websites. She is the author of two novels set during the American Revolution: Halestorm and Abducting Arnold.

LewRockwell.com Blog
3:21 pm on December 7, 2011
Is the Gowned Clown Out of His Mind?
Becky Akers
“In the United States, we don’t much govern at gunpoint,” babbled Judge James Zagel while sentencing Illinois’ former Thief-in-Chief Rod Blagojevich, to 14 years in prison. “We require willing … participation.”

LewRockwell.com Blog
7:50 am on June 29, 2012
‘A Fine by Any Other Name Stinks as Bad,’ You Gowned Clown
Becky Akers
I’ve never bought medical insurance. The only time a policy has covered me was when it came incidental to a job. The Lord has blessed me with disgustingly good health; then, too, when I was 18, my mother died of a brain tumor that had escaped diagnosis for six years despite excruciating headaches and other symptoms a professor of nursing later described as “classic.” If I were bleeding and unconscious, I might wind up in the clutches of the medical establishment, but never of my own volition.

LewRockwell.com Blog
4:56 pm on September 2, 2013
Leviathan: An Immutable God
Becky Akers
(...)
A Christian photographer in New Mexico declined to accept as clients two lesbians who wanted her services at their wedding. The lesbians sued, of course, despite suffering no damages whatsoever: sinful photographers abound, and they found another happy to accommodate them. Nonetheless, New Mexico’s gowned clowns ruled that “…there is a price, one that we all have to pay somewhere in our civic life…The [photographer and her husband] have to channel their conduct, not their beliefs, so as to leave space for other Americans who believe something different.”

LewRockwell.com Blog
12:45 pm on October 2, 2013
The Gowned Clowns Strike (Out) Again
Becky Akers
The NSA bases the legality of its espionage against us on ground shakier than a politician’s integrity: ...

LewRockwell.com Blog
12:27 pm on April 21, 2014
A Scallawag’s Circular Reasoning
Becky Akers
It’s always amusing — some might say infuriating — when a Gowned Clown muses on the evisceration of our freedom — an evisceration his court enthusiastically pursues. And so last “Thursday in an interview conducted at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about their views of the First Amendment.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Monday, April 21, 2014 • Permalink