One thing I have seen over and over again in life is that there is virtually no correlation between intelligence and common sense. IQ doesn't seem to translate that way.— Vincent Bugliosi
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I view myself primarily as a trial lawyer who happens to be writing, as opposed to a writer who happens to be a trial lawyer, so the audience is like a jury to me.
I'm sure it's very obvious . . . how upset I am with incompetence and the lack of common sense in life. If I can sum up the reason . . . it's that these characteristics are not benign. They are responsible for much, if not most, of the great problems, misery, and injustice in the world.
Waiting for the conspiracy theorists to tell the truth is a little like leaving the front-porch light on for Jimmy Hoffa.
I may have implied on several occasions to several different people that I may have been Jesus Christ, but I haven't decided yet what I am or who I am.
[Faith] is nothing more than wishful thinking, and the wish is no evidence of anything beyond itself. Yet so many religious people take their wishes for reality.
A national legal organization is giving very serious thought to using The Betrayal of America as a legal basis for asking the House Judiciary Committee to institute impeachment proceedings against these five justices.
A very beautiful honey blonde, Sharon Tate, looked into the eyes of the man who the evidence shows just four and a half months later would order her tragic and violent death.
All things and all people in life have to sink or swim on their own merits, not their reputation; that just as a wise man can say a foolish thing, a fool can say something wise.
To form a strong opinion, you have to be knowledgeable about the subject.
You have to have access to all the relevant information. You gotta be literally an expert.
These people have elevated audacity to symphonic and operatic levels.
The Florida Supreme Court relied on new law to resolve the election dispute down there.
Within the pages of The Betrayal of America I prove that these justices were absolutely up to no good, and they deliberately set out to hand the election to George Bush.
I don't like mansions. They depress me. In fact, I even feel sorry for a rich husband and wife living in a forty-room mansion. They're obviously searching for something they don't have, such as happiness or the respect of others.
One of the people that wrote a forward to my book is Gerry Spence, whom I admire. Gerry is a friend of mine, and Gerry's perhaps the leading criminal defense attorney in the country.
I've always subscribed to an old Chinese proverb that the palest ink is better than the best memory.
It's unbelievable, there's a book out attacking Gore, when he's the most unfortunate loser in political history.
If you're honest with yourself, you're going to find out whether you truly love America, or whether your primary allegiance is to the Republican party.
The ruling in the Paula Jones case is so silly.
The felonious five in their Supreme Court decision never said Gore did anything improperly in Florida.
The Bible puts forth a strong case for no free will and that's a real problem you know, because the justification for supposedly being punished after death is that you had free will. If you didn't have free will and you did what God predetermined, then how can he punish you?"
And I believe the truth is mighty, and shines by its own light.
George Bush is guilty of murder for the deaths of over 4000 young American soldiers who have died in the Iraqi war.
You might not agree with me, but I always offer a lot of support.
When your blood is found at the murder scene, that's the end of the ball game, there's nothing more to say.
The reality is that most celebrity defendants are extremely unknowledgeable, naive and vulnerable, and if they get into trouble they usually call their lawyer friends who handle criminal cases. And if they do not know any, they call their business lawyers, who then refer them to lawyer friends of theirs who handle criminal cases. It's very incestuous.
And I think within the pages of The Betrayal of America I think I present an overwhelming case that these five justices were up to no good, and they deliberately set out to hand the election to George Bush.
I can assure the conspiracy theorists who have very effectively savaged [Gerald] Posner in their books that they're going to have a much, much more difficult time with me. As a trial lawyer in front of a jury and an author of true-crime books, credibility has always meant everything to me. My only master and my only mistress are the facts and objectivity. I have no others.
I don't view myself as a particularly intelligent people, but I do have one ability that I've demonstrated over and over again, that's helped me see things that other people for whatever reason have not seen. That's that most people see what they expect to see, what they want to see, what conventional wisdom tells them to see. I guess it could be stated that most people only hear the music, not the lyrics of human events.
My only master and my only mistress are the facts and objectivity. I have no others.
You don't know what I'm going to say until I say it and that's because I'm only looking at the facts and the evidence.
My only master, my only mistress are the facts and the evidence.
So if I reach a conclusion, it's only because the evidence took me there.
For a lawyer to do less than his utmost is, I strongly feel, a betrayal of his client. Though in criminal trials one tends to focus on the defense attorney and his client the accused, the prosecutor is also a lawyer, and he too has a client: the People. And the People are equally entitled to their day in court, to a fair and impartial trial, and to justice.
It was OK for the media to pursue Former President Clinton year after year for lying about a private, consensual sexual affair, but we have five justices who committed one of the biggest crimes in American History, and it ceased to be a big story.
In the [John F.] Kennedy case, I believe the absence of a conspiracy can be proved to a virtual certainty.
Incidentally, Boies, I'm sure, is a very fine lawyer.
It's my view that any conservative who loves his country has to be extremely concerned.
When books come out on religion today, what are they about, well, Noah's Ark or when we go to heaven, does our body or soul go to heaven? What was the name of the book? The Da Vinci Code. Who is seated at the last supper? Well, as brilliant as Da Vinci was, he didn't know anymore about who was seated at the last super if there ever was a last super than you or I or Yogi Berra. Well, no one is bringing anything new to the table.
The media assume that if your life or liberty is on the line and you have a lot of money, you automatically get the best.
Just like I'm still angry with Simpson for getting by with two murders.
Winning is often simply getting up off the ground one more time than your opponent.
The discrepancy or contradiction is the entire story.
And being the entire story, it by itself discredits the entire twenty-six volumes of the Warren Commission. Nothing else has to be shown or even argued.
The thing that's most uppermost in my mind and will continue to be until I hit a brick wall is that I am dead serious, dead serious about going after George Bush, trying to get him into an American courtroom and prosecute him for what happened in Iraq.
One could safely say that David Lifton took folly to an unprecedented level.
And considering the monumental foolishness of his colleagues in the conspiracy community, that's saying something.
So I don't blame Boies for the decision of the Court at all.
Look at what's in front of you, not what you've been told or what you expect or what you want to see.
Just as a wise man can say something foolish, a fool can say something wise.
There is no question at all that Manson was sending Tex, Sadie, Katie, and Linda out on his mission of murder.
Doubt . . . impels a search for the truth. It opens the door to knowledge. Faith puts a lock on the door. Indeed, . . . faith anesthetizes the desire to seek knowledge and truth.
When I do form an opinion, I'm very aggressive about it.
But I don't form that opinion until I've done a tremendous amount of work.
When you look at the basis for the immortality of the soul, you have these foundationless speculations and really, no intelligent reason for believing that there's life after death.