is still hanging out with. And taking money from.
Bloomberg will host a July 22 fundraiser at his upper East Side home for
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), sources said. Tickets for the event start at
It appears the ACLU couldn't make up its collective mind(yeah, I know, shut up); first they wanted the feds to go after Zimmerman, then enough people finally yelled about "Hey, we're supposed to be AGAINST double-jeopardy crap, remember?" that they reversed course.
And the writer takes not of one of the effects this 'Get Zimmerman' crap has on people not lost to the perpetual grievance-mongers:
...Thousands may turn out to march, but millions will close their ears
because of what they see as the unfair connection to George Zimmerman, a
man with no history of racial animus, who a jury determined was not
guilty of any crime at a trial at which no one alleged he acted out of
racial animosity, and the connection to Trayvon Martin, whom they do not
view as an innocent, but as someone who committed an unprovoked
physical assault and unfortunately lost his life because the person he
assaulted lawfully defended himself.
Others who will be turned off: Those who know that stand your ground
laws had nothing to do with Zimmerman being found not guilty. He would
have been found to have acted in self defense with or without the duty
to retreat language, because the testimony and evidence at trial showed
he had no place to retreat to once attacked by Martin. A duty to retreat
presupposes a means of escape is available.
Nice to know a lot of people understand that.
How John Boehner sucks, Example #53:
“It’s not about me,” Boehner said. “It’s not about what I want. What
I’m — what I’ve committed to when I became speaker was to a more open
and fair process. And as difficult as this issue is, me taking a hard
position for or against some of these issues will make it harder for us
to get a bill.”
“If I come out and say I’m for this and I’m for that, all I’m doing is making my job harder,”
Boehner told Schieffer. “My job is to — as the leader of the House, is
to facilitate this conversation and this process that involves members
on both sides of the aisle, involves the American people and where they
can see us moving in a deliberative, step-by-step, commonsense way.”
Well, crap, I thought being Speaker meant LEADING YOUR PARTY, not 'Screw principle, I have to get a bill. No matter how bad it sucks.'
Man, those banks REALLY didn't want Mythbusters doing that show on RFID tags, did they?
Update: this in comments from Phelps:
So how is that hackable? Easy. You walk around with your own
xmitter/reader. You light up every RFID around you, and read its
number. You end up with a ton of numbers (or maybe just a few.) You
find the ones that are the right format to be bank cards. You take your
own RFID tag, and program it with that number. Boom. Clone card.
It's like if you could see every credit card in someone's wallet from 20
ft away, on a glance, as you walked by them in the mall, from inside a
About what I thought.
You know, you'd think the banks would like the idea of people knowing that they need to be careful with things; apparently not.
Ah, the left; if they don't find anyone being what they want, they'll fake it. And faking people being racist is their favorite slander.