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So much for Olbermann's

'laryngitis'. Bummer. He let his fame go to his head. Now he's basically burned his last bridge - I can't imagine he'll be doing anything in TV again. What a shame.

Our first animatronic Supreme Court Justice???

Is is possible that Clarence (Slappy) Thomas is really just an outstanding piece of animatronics that walks, sits, nods and falls asleep on the bench? Examining the evidence is seems that for 6 years now Thomas has not been heard to utter a word during oral argument at any of the cases the Supreme Court has accepted. The position that he is really only an Animatron is also given credence by the similarity of his "opinions" to that of "Fat Tony the Enforcer". Thomas rarely seems to have a thought of his own, content to parrot back whatever Scalia regurgitates. And note the animatronic inability to check a simple box on his financial disclosure documents, although years before (when Thomas was actually a living, breathing human) he was able to check the box without difficulty. No, all of this points to the inescapable conclusion that, at some point Thomas was replaced by a RW-programmed Animatronic Justice, worth of inclusion in Disney World. Too bad it's on our highest court instead.

Why the Supremes will rules 5-4 against ACA

Adam Winkler (Professor of Law at UCLA) has a provocative argument in today's Huffington Post which makes a lot of sense to me. In essence he argues that the rosy expectations that Scalia (and possibly Roberts) might be in play due to some language in prior rulings are not realistic. And he also goes on to show why he believes that Kennedy, the swing vote will vote against the ACA. Worth reading.




Faux News at 7:05 this evening announced that former VP Dick Cheney had a successful heart transplant in a Virginia Hospital.

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According to Faux News tonite, former President Dick Cheney for the first time in his adult life has a heart. He somehow managed to bypass other candidates on the heart transplant list to get a donor (human) heart, which was implanted successfully under cover of strict secrecy in a Virginia Hospital. More news to follow.

Why the application of Florida's SYG statute is so wrong

Listen to the voice of a well-respected retired Federal Judge, H. Lee Sarokin (in today's Huffington Post):

"Imagine this scenario: a man shoots and kills someone. He tells the police he was temporarily insane at the time. So they say "OK you can go home and take your gun with you," because they can't contradict his claim of insanity at the time of the killing. Ridiculous?...Am I missing something here? The only evidence of self-defense comes from the person who shot the victim. Doesn't he have a motive to lie?... What is undisputed is that George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin. Whether or not there is a valid defense to that shooting is not a determination to be made by police -- particularly when based solely on the word of the shooter.

It would be unfair to reach any conclusions about Mr. Zimmerman's guilt at this stage, but it is likewise unfair to Trayvon Martin and his family to find Zimmerman innocent. It sounds as though Mr. Zimmerman admitted the shooting, said it was self-defense, and the police accepted his version and sent him home with the gun used in the shooting! Suppose there is evidence that a man committed a murder and he claims to have an alibi -- and "there is no evidence to contradict the alibi"? Does he go free or is he charged and required to present competent and believable evidence of the alibi. The shooting here is admitted. Charges must be filed and the defense has to be proven -- not accepted based solely upon the version of the perpetrator."


Having the STATE required to prove that the DEFENDANT was not reasonably in fear for his life is the most ridiculous shifting of the traditional burden of proof one could imagine. It only leads to misinterpretations, intentional and otherwise of the intent of the statute which may well permit wrongdoers to walk free. Talk about "legal technicalities".

WTF? Does Olbermann have laryngitis

again tonite?

WHY is this thread locked?????

Venezuela Opposition Presidential Candidate Capriles Rally Attacked by Gunmen (VIDEO)

OMFG. Somebody clean me up!

Just had the misfortune to leave the TV on Faux, and heard the tail end of the ceaseless eulogies for Not-too-brite Bart. "The Happy Warrior". "Krauthammer spewing garbage of how he did away with the vile organization known as Acorn, the great threat to our existence" or some similar vomit. God. Too bad they didn't play his Magnum Opus, the tape of him drunk and shouting at OWS crowd of being "vile, filthy animals and rapists". Happy Warrior my ass!
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