Supreme Court Justie Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave a rare interview. Among the topics she touched on was the Court's decision to gut part of the Voting Rights Act. She had some pointed thoughts. "The notion that because the Voting Rights Act had been so tremendously effective we had to stop it didn't make any sense to me. And one really could have predicted what was going to happen."
My favorite comment, though, was when discussing her dissent in the 5-4 decision on the voting law. In writing her dissent, she said that getting rid of that part of the law was "like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet."
She also noted that, even just a mere month from the law being overturned, having seen all the newly proposed laws in Southern states about voter ID cards, "I didn't want to be right, but sadly I am."
The good news about all this is that there are aspects of the law that remain unchanged which allow the Justic Department to challenge some of the laws, and apparently they are looking into doing that.
The brother of acquitted killer George Zimmerman was quoted as saying that any civil lawsuit against his brother "Might Not Be Very Flattering' To Trayvon Martin's Family"
Right. Because up to now the news has been really great for them...
Let's see: their son was killed. He was dragged through the mud as supposed a drug-dealing gang member thug. And his killer was acquitted.
Sarah Palin, the former half-term governor of Alaska, returned to her whining mode, and claimed that "I was banned from talking about Jeremiah Wright" when running as John McCain's VP candidate.
Personally, I think that rather than complaining about that, she should be upset that they hadn't also banned her from talking about foreign policy.
Or newspapers, the economy, science, the environment, and pretty much anything.
There is a report that the Reuters' news service climate change coverage fell by nearly 50% not long after hiring a climate skeptic as their senior editor.
I'm not sure that it's fair to blame the drop in climate change coverage on this hiring. I could be that their climate change coverage dropped because their staff was too physically drained from the excessive heat wave.
Yesterday, maniacally out-of-control, former semi-popular rock singer Ted Nugent said...oh, honestly, who cares?
Wired magazine announced a new Apple rumor. They then rate Apple rumors from Dumbest to Most Plausible.
I should mention that I myself heard a rumor today that there is a rumor there might be an Apple rumor next week.
And if it was up to me, I would rate Apple rumors from Dumbest to Least Dumb. You see, Apple Rumors are not actual news. They're...rumors. They're meaningless. When something becomes factual, they will at that point be news.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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