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The Patriot's Quandary

How strong are your convictions?

Are you familiar with the saying, "In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned.  When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."

That was penned by Samuel Clemens, known colloquially as Mark Twain (Notebook, 1935).



Don't Waste Your Beautiful Minds On Garbage

Last Thursday, I was saddened to discover that Abe George was no longer running for the office of Brooklyn District Attorney. I heard the news just as it was being announced over the airwaves that evening. That sadness, however, was mitigated by the idea that now we are going to bear witness to quite the event: Hynes vs. Thompson, with Abe George in Thompson's corner.



Let's Keep It Cool

 

I'm just going to share a letter with you in response to an article on Al Jazeera that I saw the other day:

Just Foreign Policy



Trayvon Martin Wouldn't Want Race Riots In His Name, Part Deux

I have had some trouble getting around to posting a new piece...at least, until today.

I can't say for certain what has been disturbing me to the point that I couldn't put idea to paper, in a sense. Certainly, there's a lot to talk about.

First, let's dig right into the George Zimmerman trial.

I'm not glued to the television, trying to peer into every aspect of the trial. There's only one facet of the case that needs examination: did George Zimmerman shoot Trayvon Martin in self-defense?



Is George Zimmerman The New Bernhard Goetz?

Have you all heard these sayings:

"Orange is the new Black"

"Thursday is the new Friday"

I hate that crap.

Calling something or referring to something as "new" hardly makes that thing any better than it was.

That being said...I present my latest piece with exactly that phrasing; however, I think you'll find it oddly appropriate.



The "Incident" Explained

Happy Friday, everyone!

I just finished bringing a PC back from the dead, and successfully creating an image for said PC. It was built for a specific service, and recreating it out of whole cloth would have taken time and resources away from a number of individuals.

I performed a number of mental and technological gymnastics today, if I may say so myself.

After all of the fun had subsided, I decided to take a break and check out CNN.

I didn't know exactly what I would find.



Brooklyn D.A., Episode Three - My Review

Before we get to this week's review of the infomercial titled "Brooklyn D.A.", let's talk about PRIVACY.



Brooklyn D.A., Episode Two - My Review

I'm pleased to see that I'm not alone in calling "Brooklyn D.A." an informercial...and a badly-done one, at that.

I need for someone to explain exactly why the Asia Ross case was used at all. I think that time would have been better spent explaining the wrongful conviction of John Guica, for example; or how about why Jabbar Collins spent 16 years in jail for a crime he didn't commit; but be it far from me to tell these guys how to do their job.

But...what was the job here?



Brooklyn D.A., Episode One - My Review

Abe George, candidate for the Office Of District Attorney of the borough of Brooklyn, brought a lawsuit against a so-called reality show titled "Brooklyn D.A." and CBS, the channel on which the show would air. The show has aired, despite charges that it is only serving as an informercial for the current D.A., Charles "Joe" Hynes and serves as an improper campaign contribution.



Ready For Mayor Weiner?

Let me jump right in - there's a heap of things to get to, dear readers.

The disaster in Oklahoma - please consider donating $10 directly to the Oklahoma City Food Pantry by texting "FOOD" to 32333, to help those affected by the tornado.

I came to an interesting conclusion the other day. 

PEOPLE WANT TO BE LIED TO.

How can I say such a thing?



Tax Debt Is The New Slavery

What do Willie Nelson, Wesley Snipes Gordon "Sting" Sumner,  Dionne Warwick and now Lauryn Hill have in common?

They have all fallen victim to a judgment against them due to non-payment of taxes.

When I first heard what happened to Sting, it was to the tune of TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS. He was on the Howard Stern Show with his girlfriend/wife Trudy.

He mentioned that his accountant had screwed him; however, I never heard anything further in regards to that screwing.



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