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Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:52 am

Did the White House spam citizens with unwanted e-mail messages? Why, no, no, no, no, no . . . yes. (Originally noted in DRJ’s post here but it bears repeating.)

James Sabatino, who allegedly is the person who hoaxed L.A. Times reporter Chuck Philips, speaks out to HipHopDX. Everything he says to them he has already said in letters to me; if I can muster the time and energy I may write it all up.

The L.A. Weekly has a different take on Lily Burk’s death.

What the “police are always wrong” crowd didn’t tell you about Bob Dylan’s arrest: he was stopped after neighbors saw him walking around in pouring rain looking into house windows.

32 Responses to “Morning Links”

  1. Why did Gregory Craig quit as WH counsel the day before the snitch email went live? Think maybe he tried to warn them that what they were doing was completely illegal, and rahm didn’t want to hear it?

    Houston Native (b90bc6)

  2. In Illinois, we have Assistant State’s Attorneys. In Cook County, the courtroom ASA teams have discretion. To enhance, reduce, strike on leave to reinstate, nolle prosse. And their felonies have already been screened by an independent section, Felony Review. In neighboring DuPage County, the courtroom ASAs have no discretion. Their decision to other than try according to the complaint, information, or indictment has to come from two levels above.

    DuPage County is one of the wealthiest counties in the U.S. with a strong law and order policy. Cook County, to put it kindly, is overwhelmed.

    I think that we can boil this down to that the citizens as well as the defendants get only as much justice as they can afford.

    nk (aa7de7)

  3. Bob Dylan wants his beer summit. Now.

    Karl (ade276)

  4. You boot-lickin’ authoritarian Nazis never cease to amaze me.

    Typical day in the life of a racist winger :

    1) Wake up
    2) Cup of coffee from beans harvested by Latino(a) children, and prolly elderly too.
    3) Starch and iron bedsheet and pillowcase
    4) Go to work
    5) Oppress minorities, women, children, and the edlerly
    6) Destroy Mother Gaia with your global warming causing gluttonous SUV’s
    7) Beat spouse
    8) Abuse children
    9) Oppress more minorities, women, children, and the elderly
    10) Go to bed after a successful day.

    You disgust me /spit


    JD (e738c0)

  5. Karl, check out Andy Borowitz’ take on this – ‘bong summit.’ Money quote:

    “In neighborhoods from Long Branch, New Jersey to Miami Beach, Florida, elderly Jewish men are wandering around mumbling to themselves,” Mr. Obama had said. “This one just happened to be Bob Dylan.”

    JD, sorry I missed you the other day. When I work on the PC doing emails, I don’t always see texts when they arrive.

    carlitos (75accb)

  6. JD: you forgot the penultimate addendum:


    a) Ditch wife of 20 years for fling with Argentinian hootchie mama! Proclaim her soul mate.

    b) Text suggestive questions to Congressional pages (pick male or female.)


    Capitalist Oppressor of Brown People

    BJTexs (a2cb5a)

  7. For a second, I thought that said “glutenous” SUVs. Nice bumper!

    carlitos (75accb)

  8. […] the White House and the liberal media an avenue of attack when they are on the defensive everywhere else. They will string this out as long as they can because it HELPS […]

    Sullivan’s Syndrome WND edition « DaTechguy’s Blog (88a07c)

  9. When they criminalize walking around in the rain staring into people’s windows, then only criminals will walk…

    Help me out here, folks.

    JohnW (fe75c1)

  10. That Weekly story reminded me why I live in Orange County.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  11. Comment by Houston Native — 8/18/2009 @ 7:20 am

    The WSJ article to which you linked didn’t mention this, but I read somewhere that Greg Craig’s office was the group that assured Obama that the Honduran arrest and exile of Zeyala were illegal and that the U.S. needed to be at the forefront of efforts to return him to power. As we have discussed on this blog, it would appear that the court and military of Honduras acted within the boundaries of Honduran constitutional law, so this has been an embarrassment for the Administration that they are trying to walk back.

    JVW (111cb0)

  12. Here’s anothe interesting link: In a hypothetical 2012 matchup, Obama whoops Palin’s ass by 23%, a new Marist poll found:

    Andrew (977aad)

  13. Two issues wrt Lily Burk:
    One is that the criminal is a person whose life and future have concrete realities to those making decisions about them. The next victim is unknown. Thus not important.
    Once the next victim is dead, he or she has no future and so remains not important.
    The second is the liberal jump-start sympathy for the outlaw. Victims are an inconvenience.

    Richard Aubrey (a9ba34)

  14. Comment by Andrew — 8/18/2009 @ 9:34 am

    Wow. You people really are stuck in campaign mode…

    I would worry far more about the coming bloodbath for Dems that will be 2010.

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  15. Dummerer than a sack of Andrews ….

    JD (c40e14)

  16. Andrewer than a sack of dums?

    BJTexs (a2cb5a)

  17. Big, big, big insight in that Marist poll that Sack of Andrews links:

    No Clear Republican Frontrunner for 2012

    OMG! the election is only three and a half years away!!!

    BJTexs (a2cb5a)

  18. Big, big, big insight in that Marist poll that Sack of Andrews links:

    No Clear Republican Frontrunner for 2012

    OMG! The election is only three and a half years away!!! WHAT WILL REPUBLICANS DO!!??11!!11??

    Gee, thanks for that Andrewer.

    BJTexs (a2cb5a)

  19. Whhops! Sorry for the partial double. Stupid fingers!

    BJTexs (a2cb5a)

  20. JD, so you don’t want any coffee?

    SPQR (5811e9)

  21. Yes, SPQR, but only from coffee beans that were lovingly produced on a quiet hillside by non-capitalist non-exploited peoples who want nothing to do other than to culture and nurture the fine fine fine beans of coffee without oppressing and enslaving any free range peoples in the process.

    JD (870a39)

  22. JD, so you don’t want any coffee?

    Comment by SPQR — 8/18/2009 @ 11:02 am

    Ever since I heard that Comrade Stalin’s breakfast was 100 mls of vodka (that’s four shots), two pickled herrings, and a thick slice of black bread, that’s been my breakfast since and I have given up on coffee. For the rest of the day, why have coffee if you can have vodka?

    nk who now knows how to beat supercache (aa7de7)

  23. I don’t understand having breakfast same all the time. You know what are awesome are all these diet green teas what are out now like from Snapple and Lipton and Ralph’s has its own. They’re all basically the same. Not necessarily a breakfast thing but is a good summer beverage. brb I will find a link. Here.

    happyfeet (71f55e)

  24. JD- why is no one speaking up about the exploitation of the Kopi Luwak civets who eat coffee beans and then have their feces stolen by greedy capitalist pigs in order to make money from the delightful taste of said coffee? Indonesia should be embargoed over this desecration of flavorful turds. Besides, most Indonesians believe the only good civet is a dead civet.

    I’m convinced that obamalamadingdong will be the worst potus evah while many of my moonbat central cretins, er, acquaintances here in Booby WQexler’s Congressional District KNOW that Baraky is the Best Presidente ever and should be enshrined on Mt. Rushmore already. But of course we know that the Heartland is inherently racist.

    Speaking of Stalin’s dietary habits, Comrade Joe’s tastes were far superior to Herr Schickelgrubber’s constant diet of pastries and sweets.

    aoibhneas (55634c)

  25. I am not sure who the Kopi’s, civets, or Luwat’s are, but I am fairly certain that they should not be exploited, and that people who pick up other people’s feces are sick sick sick in the head. Sullivan kind of sick.

    JD (870a39)

  26. The LA Weekly article re Lily Burke and the clerical error re Charles Samuel is very interesting. In light of this *error* and the D.A.’s less than enthusiastic approach to three-strikes, it increases the sense of dread at California’s impending release of 27,300 prisoners.

    Dana (57e332)

  27. Re the coffee beans that civets have pooped out: It’s a huge practical joke on yuppies. Rich people, wherever those coffee beans grow, get the coffee beans off the tree. Poor people get the coffee beans civets pooped out. Then somebody thought, “If they’re stupid enough to vote for Obama, they’re stupid enough to drink boiled down civet poop”. That’s all.

    nk (aa7de7)

  28. brb I will find a link.

    You are aware that we have no way of knowing whether or not you go to find a link, right? I mean, you could just say “here’s a link”. and link us.

    I’m just sayin’. :)

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  29. Dana,

    I agree. It’s a sobering article for Californians and any State that ends up with the released prisoners.

    DRJ (d8773e)

  30. That’s a stunningly cynical mind what you are revealing Mr. Jacobs.

    happyfeet (d8cd81)

  31. Comment by happyfeet — 8/18/2009 @ 7:28 pm

    Feets, if you are just now realizing that I’m a bitter and jaded cynic, you have not been paying attention. :)

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  32. What the “police are always wrong” crowd didn’t tell you about Bob Dylan’s arrest: he was stopped after neighbors saw him walking around in pouring rain looking into house windows.

    Ah, c’mon. We all know he was arrested because he was black. No one ever gets arrested for anything else, right?

    Xrlq (62cad4)

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