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But Her Emails


LOL page 17.

94. Once Giuliani’s email account was loaded onto Ms. Dunphy’s computer, at least23,000 emails associated with the account, including many from before her employment withGiuliani, were stored on her computer.

95. Since Giuliani gave Ms. Dunphy access to his email account, she had access to information that was, upon information and belief, privileged, confidential, and highly sensitive.96. For example, Ms. Dunphy was given access to emails from, to, or concerning President Trump, the Trump family (including emails from Donald Trump, Jr., Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump), Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, former FBI director Louis Freeh, Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow, Secretaries of State, former aides to President Trump such as Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, and Kellyanne Conway, former Attorneys General Michael Mukasey and Jeff Sessions,media figures such as Rupert Murdoch, Sean Hannity, and Tucker Carlson, and other notable figures including Newt Gingrich, presidential candidates for Ukraine, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, the Ailes family, the LeFrak family, Bernard Kerik, Igor Fruman, Lev Parnas, and attorneys Marc Mukasey, Robert Costello, Victoria Toensing, Fred Fielding, and Joe DeGenova.

Rudy Gets Sued

Source: 650033_2023_Noelle_Dunphy_v_Rudolph_W_Giuliani_et_al_COMPLAINT_10.pdf

Pages 43-45. LOL.

234. During Ms. Dunphy’s work for Defendants, Giuliani often made outrageous comments that created and added to the hostile work environment that Ms. Dunphy was forced to endure. Ms. Dunphy found these comments revolting, but there was little she could do to stop them given the lack of any Human Resources personnel and the extraordinary degree of control that Giuliani had wielded over her as her boss and lawyer.

235. For example, Giuliani made the comments described below, many of which were recorded:

a. Giuliani made derogatory comments about Jewish men and implied that their penises were inferior due to “natural selection.”

b. Giuliani told Ms. Dunphy that “black guys hit women more than anybody else does... and so do Hispanic guys – it is in their culture.”

c. Giuliani said, “Jews want to go through their freaking Passover all the time, man oh man. Get over the Passover. It was like 3,000 years ago. The red sea parted, big deal. It’s not the first time that happened.”

d. Giuliani made comments about “freakin Arabs” and Jews.

e. Giuliani demeaned and sexualized Hillary Clinton and mocked her body.

f. Giuliani demeaned and sexualized Margaret Thatcher and wondered about the effect she would have on his penis.

g. Giuliani said, “If my life depended on it, if I had to make love to Nancy Pelosi, I couldn’t do it. I’d have to die.”

h. Giuliani referred to employee Vanessa Ryan, who is Maria Ryan’s daughter, as “fat” and said that he felt bad for her because she was fat. He further said he was “trying not to feed” her.

i. Giuliani disparaged a female lawyer because of her breast size.

j. Giuliani made a series of derogatory remarks about the LGBTQ community, including:

i. Giuliani claimed that Mayor Michael Bloomberg “became gay” because his wife left him.

ii. Giuliani named a prominent Republican as gay.

iii. Giuliani used the word “fag” to refer to actor Matt Damon.

iv. Giuliani mocked Senator Elizabeth Warren as “in search of a gender,” stating: “Pocahontas was a really hot babe, and Warren does not look like a babe. She looks like a person in search of a gender.” Giuliani later said he was “very hot” for Warren.

v. Giuliani named a prominent lawyer who he believed would require $10 million for gay sex. Giuliani then insisted that he was the only one of his male friends who would turn down any amount of money to have sex with a man.

k. Giuliani said to Ms. Dunphy, at various times, in statements that were recorded:

i. “I’m gonna make it a little painful.”
ii. “Stick it up your ass.”
iii. “You’re a fucking slut.”
iv. You’re my bitch.
v. “I’m gonna get my cock in there.”
vi. “Be a slut! Be Rudy’s slut!”
vii. Giuliani called Ms. Dunphy a “whore.”
viii. Giuliani said, “I want to own you officially. Legally. With a document.”
ix. “I can’t control myself. I lose control. I think of you all the time. I’m unable to control it. I’m addicted.”
x. “I can’t think about you without getting hard. Even when I think about how smart you are, I get hard.”
xi. Giuliani stated that he would “get in trouble with underage girls” if they were 16 but looked 20.
xii. “I think of you as my daughter. Is that weird?”—which Giuliani
said while engaging in sexual contact with Ms. Dunphy.
xiii. Giuliani told Ms. Dunphy that she was “his” and he had purportedly “been too easy on [her].”

236. These statements are just some examples of the inappropriate comments that Giuliani made to Ms. Dunphy while she worked for Defendants. There are many others. These types of comments made Ms. Dunphy extremely uncomfortable and contributed to a hostile work environment.
237. Giuliani’s constant fear of the FBI also contributed to inappropriate

The Good Samurderer

A lawyer said unto Jesus, who is my neighbor? And Jesus answering said: A certain man went up from Delancey Street to Broadway-Lafayette on the F train who was homeless and hungry and half crazed and screaming.

And many housed persons were there and looked on him and did nothing.But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was: and when he saw this man, he had compassion on the housed persons who had to listen to him scream, and he went to the homeless man, and strangled him for several minutes until he was dead.

And after brief questioning by the police he was let go, and later returned with a Republican lawyer declaring himself in the right, and all the other Republicans cheered his generous strangulation.


America is broken.

In case you don't make it to the end, this was made by the US government.

Listening To...

  • All Them Witches - Live In Brussels - Heavy and hypnotic, this is throwback stoner rock for sure, but it's also great anytime! Lots of long, slowly pulsing songs with a lovely Rhodes piano or wailing Les Paul for color. The full show is available on YouTube (though I always buy the album).


  • Newen Afrobeat - Curiche Fela Kuti-style Afrobeat, with influences from their native Chile. Tremendously groovy.


  • Robyn Hitchcock - Life After Infinity. An instrumental record: guitars with occasional bass. Robyn's distinctive improvisational style is free-flowing on several pieces, and you can't mistake his melodies.

    Celestial Transgression

  • Wilco - Cruel Country. They're getting sleepier with each record. And at 21 songs, this takes a while to get through. It's mostly very mellow country rock, recorded live in the studio. But, I saw them a couple of weeks ago, and the songs sound great, live!

    Cruel Country

  • Emma Ruth Rundle - On Dark Horses - This is deep, heavy, atmospheric rock, also in the stoner rock category.


  • boygenius - the record. I hate the word "supergroup". Phoebe Bridgers has a band with two other women, called "boygenius". I am not (yet) familiar with the other two women's other work. If you like Phoebe Bridgers, as I do, you'll probably like this, as I do - all the same descriptors apply to this as apply to her eponymous output.

    Not Strong Enough

  • Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I. I missed this record when it came out in 1999. Situation remedied.

    Back and Forth.

And you?

Fairy tale origins thousands of years old

Old news about old stories.

Fairy tales like Beauty and the Beast can be traced back thousands of years, according to researchers at universities in Durham and Lisbon.

Using techniques normally employed by biologists, academics studied links between stories from around the world and found some had prehistoric roots.

They found some tales were older than the earliest literary records, with one dating back to the Bronze Age.

The stories had been thought to date back to the 16th and 17th Centuries.