There were maybe three of us at the bar a couple of Tuesdays ago, one of those quiet past-midnight midweek nights when most people are safely indoors, when the wind blowing around the buildings seemed loud because the sidewalks were so silent, and one last winter snowstorm made even the tire buzz of the cabs on Boylston Street sound like it was coming from miles away. This low whisper of a Tuesday night found me and two regulars trying to keep the bored bartenders from lighting themselves on fire just so they'd have something to do besides stare at us over the taps. It was a dark and stormy night... Sheesh. How embarrassing.
Wasn't it reported that Spacey was on a beach somewhere in a compromising position with a man? Just askin'.
There are 1000's of banner out there today with 1000's of messages. Should we just ban the 9-11 ones? UUUuunnnnggggghhh! Don't even start posting grammar corrections. Oh, yeah, I forgot -- they won't let him back into that school again. Was it a part of the plea deal??
OK, PJ. Maybe you can help me here.
I am trying to find that elusive, infamous photo of her heinous hitlery making her grand entrance at a televised joint session soon after 9/11. It was in her pocket, with the headline prominently displayed.
She has somehow summoned her minions to banish it from her sight. It's nowhere on the Internet AFIK. Please, please help if you can!
If P3 latches onto her campaign, it would be pretty FUnnie to have.
I think you're just confused again, bob. See, the CIA guy you played in "Condor" was very low level. Plus he went to a paper that was going to tell his story, so to speak. I believe your character talked to someone named "Jayson." Let me know how that went for you, mmmkay?
Now, that baldwin fellow played a character with a much higher pay grade than you. That makes him much smarter, right?
And much MORE qualified to call a press conference to explain why you two didn't use your CONSIDERABLE RESOURCES to help out "demand an apology" and "...put all our concerns on hold to let the leaders lead" (what a couple of slugs, BTW).
And when I think back to the protests in the '60s, I don't remember EVER seeing a monied, preppy blonde protester. "The Way We Think We Remember The Distant Past And That We Maybe Had A Relationship With A Character Who Also Has The Same Faulty Memory" was not the name of the movie, mmmkay?
Oh, yeah -- I understand those Wal-Mart folks have DVDs for sale... Hey, didn't a certain female co-president sit on the board of this CORPORATION? (Hint for the dense denizens of DU -- think "supersized" recent administrations.)
Hey! Wasn't that movie "Supersize Me" featured on pMSNBC this week? Must be true, then! Kudos to you for adopting it as your very own concept and working it into your conversation! We MUST talk about this "Global Warming" thing of which you speak! Call me! If you're out of minutes again, just use Mom's phone!
Revolution #1 The revolution of the '60s kicked America out of its racist, close-minded, anti-commie, sheeplike behavior. Not just with music, culture, arts, drugs, but with the very perception of reality and society. Sure, not everything was golden or perfect, but it was a great lead forward. We took away shackles of racism, of closed-mindedness, of oppression, and began to fully understand freedom as our forefathers intended. NOW I GET IT! This must be the same 60s that algoron's daddy voted against the Civil Rights Act, but the Republicans passed it anyway? THAT decade? THOSE forefathers? THAT close-mindedness?
I'm so glad that spawned the current era of FJBs, "Do you know who I am?" sharing of the wealth, and Mandatory B.O. Plenty Cheesecake Worship.
...They aren't just a part of the problem the Democrats are the problem.
...We constantly hear about Dick Cheney's ties to Halliburton and how his ex-company is making bundles off U.S. contracts in Iraq. But what we don't hear about is how Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and her husband are also making tons of money off the "war on terror."
...Feinstein, who sits on the Senate Appropriations Committee as well as the Select Committee on Intelligence, is reaping the benefits of her husband's investments. The Democratic royal family recently purchased a $16.5 million mansion in the flush Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. It's a disgusting display of war profiteering, and just like Cheney, the leading Democrat should be called out for her offense....
The four defendants in the 2004 Election Day tire-slashing case all received jail terms ranging from four to six months, however, under state law and Milwaukee County jail policies, they may serve considerably less than that. And, although hit with a $1,000 fine each, the four men -- Sowande Omokunde, son of Democratic**** U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore; Michael Pratt, son of former Milwaukee Mayor Marvin Pratt; Lewis Caldwell; and Lavelle Mohammad -- will likely shell out more than that.
During sentencing, Judge Michael Brennan said the four committed acts of voter suppression and civil rights violations. He said jail time was warranted and that he wanted the case to be a public example of what could happen if you interfere with voters rights.
See WisPolitics coverage of the sentencing.
Milwaukee County Assistant DA David Feiss said he was pleased with, and not surprised by Brennans decision and added that the judge explained his reasoning behind the decision well. Feiss noted that, by pleading to misdemeanors, the four received the benefit of not having felonies on their records and a shorter maximum sentence.
Mastantuono noted that having the clients do community service would be better for the public and it would be more than a slap on the wrist. For those that see it as light punishment, I challenge those people to work for a job for free, Mastantuono said.
Mastantuono agreed the judge was well within his authority to impose the sentence, and unless there was some type of error or abuse by the judge, there is no basis for appeal. Mastantuono said he is looking into appellate issues, but has made no decision to go forward, and noted that Caldwell said he was ready to accept responsibility at sentencing.
Under state law, the defendants are entitled to good time sentence reductions, which take one-quarter off the top of their sentences. In addition, the Milwaukee House of Corrections shortens sentences by five days for each month served, provided inmates maintain good behavior.
The judge hasnt prohibited eligibility for in-home electronic monitoring. An HOC staffer said consideration for in-home detention is made by the jail and depends upon the length of the sentence and the severity of the crime.
****This is the ONLY mention of political affiliation in the article. Ex-mayor Marvin is also a democrat. AND those tires they slashed? You are supposed to know by osmosis, I guess, that they were on REPUBLICAN rentals.
How incideous and devious is corporate media. How stupid and shallow its consumers. How simple minded the editors of Huffington Post to be complicit in the act of denigrating and diminishing a democratic senator who has demonstrated at least in speech a real understanding of the plight of this democracy. Can't you see that this little juxtapositioning of this man with actors and actresses follicking at the beach is an effort to make him less statesmanlike, less presidential,less worthy of serious attention. Think John Kerry windserfing. You may think this harmless fun. It is not, It is agitprop at work. Yeah, I remember when I got my first thesaurus.
And I remember being really selective about using it, too! </sarc>