Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mary Larry and Barry

 A guy let's call him George has a girlfriend. They have been dating now for about six months. George is beginning to suspect his girlfriend Mary is cheating on him. One day he can't take it anymore so he confronts her with his suspicions and she categorically denies it. He decides to take her at her word. Some time passes when George's best friend Larry comes over. He tells George that Mary has been cheating on him. George refuses to believe it. Larry whips out his iPhone and there in a video is Mary with another man walking hand-in-hand into a motel room. George is devastated and can't believe what he's seeing. That day he breaks off the relationship with Mary because she lied to him he knows she can never be trusted.

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And Mary only lied once.

According to the NYT's he misspoke.
(Like... 36 times?)


Paying income tax in America is Voluntary

On a tip from Ed Kilbane
Senior National Correspondent

This is really rich...

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What bullshit! 

I never seen anyone so obnoxiously stupid. Him and Biden should be brothers.

When he says “voluntary” I think he’s talking about paying HIS taxes. I wonder if he cold be trusted paying income tax since he has experienced some "confusion" when it comes to handling campaign funds?

If I was the interviewer I would asked him where Wesley Snipes recently spent 3 years of his life and why?


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

NYT's commemorating Marathon Bombing 1 year anniversary

First it was this.

And now it's this.

What better way to give solace and remembrance to the injured, and those families who lost loved one's, then this fine article from
 CAIR ... Al Jazeera? 

No it's the NYT's

Marathon Bombing Suspect Waits in Isolation

The Federal Medical Center in Devens, Mass. where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being held while awaiting a November trial. 

 See if you can get past the first paragraph without a Kleenex.

Seriously, if you live in Boston I don't know how you put up with this crap! I'm pissed off and I don't even live there.

This article is nothing more than the left wing's view of reality. Right on par with the Hollywood release of "Non Stop".  

The plot:

The son of a 911 victim-bad.

But the one passenger on the plane who is forever helpful, kind, reasonable, noble, and never under suspicion is a Muslim doctor dressed in traditional Muslim garb including a full beard.

You know-- just like real life.

Bottom line, this case will linger on for years. Even if he gets the death penalty he'll turn grey before he's executed ultimately costing the taxpayer millions. He deserved the same fate as his treacherous brother. To bad it didn't work out that way.


He cannot mingle, speak or pray with other prisoners. His only visitors are his legal team, a mental health consultant and his immediate family, who apparently have seen him only rarely. 

He may write only one letter — three pages, double-sided — and place one telephone call each week, and only to his family. If he reads newspapers and magazines, they have been stripped of classified ads and letters to the editor, which the government deems potential vehicles for coded messages. He watches no television, listens to no radio. He ventures outside infrequently, and only to a single small open space. 

It has been nearly a year since police officers found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a suburban Boston backyard, hiding in a boat there, wounded by gunfire. Today he passes time in a secure federal medical facility, awaiting a November trial on charges that he helped plan and execute the Boston Marathon bombing a year ago on Tuesday, which killed three people and wounded at least 260, and a killing and kidnapping spree that forced an entire city into lockdown. 

Now it is his turn to be effectively walled off from the outside world, imprisoned under so-called special administrative measures approved by the United States attorney general. The restrictions are reserved for inmates considered to pose the greatest threat to others — even though, privately, federal officials say there is little of substance to suggest that Mr. Tsarnaev, 20, and his brother Tamerlan were anything but isolated, homegrown terrorists. A court order bars his legal advisers and family from disclosing anything he has told or written them. 

Court documents and a snippet of a phone conversation with his family, released before the measures were imposed, offer glimpses into his life. Last May, he told his parents in Dagestan that "everything is good," that he was eating meals of chicken and rice and that supporters had deposited about $1,000 in a bank account set up on his behalf. 

And he gets cards and letters: at least a thousand so far, many, his lawyers have written, from people urging him to convert to Christianity. But there are others as well, from admirers and backers who believe he is innocent. 

Crystel Clary, a single mother in Wisconsin who turns 35 on Tuesday, is one of them. She says she has written Mr. Tsarnaev 10 times beginning a month after the April 15 bombing, offering moral support and news tidbits about such things as Eminem's latest album and new movies. Prison authorities returned birthday and Valentine's Day cards, she said, stating that she is not approved to write to Mr. Tsarnaev. Ms. Clary said that the letters had not been returned, and that she had not received any replies from Mr. Tsarnaev. Her Twitter account nevertheless features photographs of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan, who was killed by the police during a manhunt for the two men. 

"You can tell he didn't do it," she said. "There is too much suspicious stuff going on in this case." 

In court documents, prosecutors appear to have amassed an arsenal of evidence from thousands of pages of documents and terabytes of digital information, including what they say is Mr. Tsarnaev's hospital-bed confession and a call for others to wage holy war against Americans. 

They are fodder for 30 criminal charges against him. Seventeen of them carry the death penalty. The federal court in Massachusetts, seldom accused of hurrying a case along, has given the two sides 19 months to prepare for a trial that the prosecution says could last three months. 

Mr. Tsarnaev's public-defender legal team — five lawyers, at least two investigators, a brace of paralegals and aides — has in turn called 19 months a "rocket schedule," far too little time for the scorched-earth defense it appears to be assembling. Members of the team have filed repeated demands for sweeping access to prosecutors' files and, according to prosecutors' bitter complaint, ignored court rules requiring them to hand over considerably less information than the prosecution is being asked to give. 

Defense lawyers have seized on even small incidents to cast the government as small-minded and vindictive, accusing prosecutors in court of twisting a joke by Mr. Tsarnaev about his confinement into evidence of his lack of remorse. 

And both sides have waged legal war over the terms of Mr. Tsarnaev's imprisonment, the special administrative measures that are both fairly standard for terrorist suspects and, the defense insists, unwarranted in Mr. Tsarnaev's case. Special measures were first devised in 1996, but toughened and commonly imposed on accused terrorists after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. 

Mr. Tsarnaev spends his days in the Federal Medical Center in Devens, Mass., a men-only prison hospital that houses 1,042 inmates and 131 others at an adjacent minimum-security camp. The state of his health is unknown, although court documents hint that he has overcome at least the worst of injuries suffered during the manhunt that led to his capture last April. 

The location and terms of his confinement are set by United States marshals, and there is some leeway in the degree of isolation they impose: The administrative measures, for example, technically allow Mr. Tsarnaev to write one letter a month, but in practice he can send one a week. 

Beyond being segregated from other prisoners — for their security and his, the government has stated — Mr. Tsarnaev may well spend little time outside his cell, period. 

Richard Reid, the "shoe bomber" who sought to blow up an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami in December 2001, was confined for 23 hours a day and given access to sunlight for an hour, according to Gerry Leone, a former United States assistant district attorney and terrorism coordinator in Massachusetts who oversaw his case. As with Mr. Tsarnaev, he said, any communications to or by Mr. Reid were seized and scrutinized for hidden messages. 

At their root, Mr. Leone said, the measures aim to prevent suspected terrorists from hatching more plots from their cells. 

"Part of the reasoning is the tradecraft of terrorists, in that they recruit others," he said. "They use many different forms of communications with others to try to compromise security." 

Prosecutors argue that Mr. Tsarnaev poses just such a threat: that he conspired to kill Americans, used Al Qaeda's bomb-making instructions as a blueprint, shows no remorse and could have still-unknown conspirators awaiting a coded call to action. 

Shortly after his capture, "Tsarnaev reaffirmed his commitment to jihad and expressed hope that his actions would inspire others to engage in violent jihad," the Justice Department stated in a court filing in August. 

Defense lawyers assert in court filings, however, that prosecutors have offered no evidence that Mr. Tsarnaev is part of a foreign jihad network. Rather, the defense's hiring of a mental health consultant may hint at an argument that he was mentally ill — and perhaps that he fell under the sway of his aggressive older brother, Tamerlan, a prospect they raised in court last month. Prosecutors asked the defense on Friday to disclose whether it plans to present evidence at the trial that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had a mental ailment. 

The American Civil Liberties Union opposes aspects of special administrative measures, and its Massachusetts branch unsuccessfully asked the court to hear its arguments. "What brought us into the case was a concern about the right to counsel and the defense team's ability to do its constitutionally mandated job," Matthew R. Segal, the group's Massachusetts legal director, said in an interview. 

In the end, this may be what consumes Mr. Tsarnaev's days — legal minutiae. Members of Mr. Tsarnaev's legal team met with him on 80 of the first 162 days of his confinement, prosecutors said in a filing in October. 


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

How do you know when Stedman is lying?

When he gets that look of confused constipation.

Which is just about every time he opens his mouth

Holder says no 'racial component' in comments about Congress at Sharpton gathering

No racial component at a Sharpton gathering?
Sharpton's entire career is based on racism!

This is another one of those "You can keep your insurance period" moments.

What he said recently regarding the James Rosen wiretapping incident:

"That is not something that I've ever been involved in or heard of or would think would be a wise policy. In fact my view is quite the opposite."

Later we found out he actually signed off on it!


Attorney General Eric Holder says he was referring to the lack of civility in Washington, not racial division when he highlighted his treatment at the House Judiciary Committee during a speech before Al Sharpton's National Action Network last week.

"I didn't say there was a racial component. I was very careful not to say that," Holder told The Huffington Post.

Speaking before the civil rights group, Holder strayed from his prepared remarks to comment on the relatively testy exchanges he had while testifying before the House Judiciary Committee.

"I'm pleased to note the last five years have been defined by significant strides and by lasting reforms even in the face, even in the face of unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive adversity," He said before the NAN. "If you don't believe that, you look at the way, forget about me, forget about me. You look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated yesterday by a House committee, has nothing to do with me, forget that. What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?"

While there was much speculation that Holder was alluding to racial divisions, Holder told The Huffington Post his intent was to highlight the current lack of civility in the nation's capital.

"I think what we have seen is kind of a breakdown in civility in Washington, D.C., and that becomes important because I think it has substantive impact," Holder told the liberal publication. "We are celebrating the 50th anniversary passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. If we had a Congress or an executive branch-legislative branch relationship in the way that we now have one, where there's this lack of civility, I wonder whether or not you could have forged the necessary compromises, things that involved personal relationships, in order to get such a landmark piece of legislation passed."

"And that's essentially what I was decrying, the fact that we can't somehow separate whatever our personal feelings are and focus on our functions as members of the executive branch or as legislators. I think that I've done a pretty good job in doing that, but it's frustrating at times," Holder said.

He added that — during one of his more heated exchanges with Texas Republican Rep. Louis Gohmert — he had not originally planned to mock the congressman at the end of his questioning but that Gohmert's "asparagus" remark has "sort of stuck" in his head.

"I'm still not quite sure I understand it," Holder told The Huffington Post.


Mozilla appoints new CEO after gay marriage controversy

The open source advocacy group and creator of the Firefox browser, Mozilla, has appointed former marketing man Chris Beard as interim chief executive after a newly-promoted boss was forced to resign over his controversial donation to an anti-gay marriage campaign.

Brendan Eich was promoted to the top job from chief technology officer and had a long history with Mozilla dating back to before its formation from Netscape, having worked on the Navigator browser in the 90s and creating JavaScript in a marathon, ten-day programming session in 1995.

But controversy erupted over a $1,000 donation he made in 2008 to support California's Proposition 8, which opposed gay marriage. The donation was listed in a public database with Mozilla appearing next to Eich's name as his employer.

Despite a blog post by Eich in which he said he wanted to "express my sorrow at having caused pain" and promised an "active commitment to equality" at Mozilla, employees were unconvinced. Chris McAvoy, who leads Mozilla's Open Badges project, took to Twitter to call for the new chief executive to stand down and said that he had been "disapointed" by his promotion. The tweet was soon echoed by other Mozilla staff.

Independent developer Hampton Catlin also wrote a blog post announcing that the company founded by him and his husband would no longer support Mozilla: "As a gay couple who were unable to get married in California until recently, we morally cannot support a Foundation that would not only leave someone with hateful views in power, but will give them a promotion and put them in charge of the entire organization.

"By the very bones in our body, we cannot dare use our creativity, experience, knowledge, and passion to further the career of a man who has to this day not apologized for his support. I can't spend hours and days and years polishing, building, and upgrading applications that make him richer than he is."

In a blog post last night Mozilla's executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker said that the company had found itself in the midst of an "unexpected leadership transition" and that there was "no better person to lead us" than Chris Beard. She also added that he was a "strong candidate" for the permanent chief executive position.

"Chris has been a Mozillian longer than most. He's been actively involved with Mozilla since before we shipped Firefox 1.0, he's guided and directed many of our innovative projects, and his vision and sense of Mozilla is equal to anyone's. I have relied on his judgement and advice for nearly a decade," she said.

"We intend to use recent events as a catalyst to develop and expand Mozilla's leadership. Appointing Chris as our interim CEO is a first step in this process. Next steps include a long-term plan for the CEO role, adding board members who can help Mozilla succeed and continuing our efforts to actively support each Mozillian to reach his or her full potential as a leader."