Friday, February 05, 2010

Let's start the day with Government Control of the Internet:

After finding himself on the receiving end of widespread criticism and unfriendly hashtags on Twitter, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has announced that he now considers Twitter messages and social networking as terrorist threats. He is quoted in this Spanish-language news report as calling for more state control over the internet. The Great Firewall of... Venezuela?
Every jerk in every government who wants more government control of the 'net(all for the public good, of course) is traveling down the same path; Chavez the Communist is just more open about it.

Can you say 'Coverup by the State Department and DC Police'? I knew you could:
An agent in the vehicle, Mike McGuinn, did not identify himself to Medlock at the scene, or apologize for running him down. Indeed, Washington, D.C., police drove to a local emergency room to serve Medlock with a jaywalking citation as he lay prostrate in a hospital bed, while a man who identified himself as “special agent” stood by watching and taking notes.
Curiously, the ticket says that Medlock was struck at an intersection four blocks from where the accident actually took place. And it claims that Medlock was walking diagonally across the intersection at the time. In one of his strikingly short conversations with the Daily Caller, agent Mike McGuinn acknowledged that Medlock was not jaywalking at all, but walking “outside the crosswalk when the incident occurred.”

The question is: Did the federal agent driving the SUV, faced with potential liabilities from the accident, encourage local police to issue some sort – any sort – of citation to Medlock, to establish his culpability?
MPD provided several answers about the level of detail they would be able to provide. MPD public affairs said a police report would not be available until early next week at the soonest. A Daily Caller reporter who visited the Second District station, where Officer Muniz posts, was told there will be no incident report at all filed for a traffic incident
Well, isn't this just a wonderful little runaround they've got going?

Hmmm, another possible link between AG Holder and terrorist groups; isn't THAT a wonderful thing?

Max Blumenthal, Professional Journalist, is full of crap. Big surprise, right? But hey, he's got someone of conservative bent to slime, so...

Andrew Sullivan really is a shit, isn't he?

Gee, another Obama appointee who lies to the Senate. This one's name is Craig Becker

Actually, that's about all I can take this morning. The sun's shining and most of the snow is gone, so I've got some things to do.


Windy Wilson said...

If the location of the offense in the ticket is four blocks wrong, is there anything else in the citation that can be believed?

Firehand said...

Interesting question, isn't it?