A Weiner Roast and Other Tasty Bits
Yes, another mashup of newsworthy tidbits. I’m up to my elbows in garden work, increasing my weekly running miles in preparation for marathon training come July 31st and working on a blog redesign. Time flies when you are completely inundated with life
Amid heckling and jeers, Congressman Weiner announced his resignation at a press conference earlier today. It is understood that it only a matter of time before Huda resigns from her marriage to Weiner.
Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned a circuit court ruling striking down Governor Walker’s Budget Repair Bill. Legal Insurrection has the breakdown of the Supreme Court’s brief. It is stunning to see how much judicial activism is going on in Wisconsin. In light of this information, I’m absolutely delighted that Justice Prosser was successful in his re election bid for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
A friend and Vancouver resident shared a video clip of rioting after the devastating loss in the Stanley Cup finals of the Canucks to the Bruins. It shows a group of cowardly anarchists destroying the solar paneling of an overturned Smart Car in downtown Vancouver. You can hear the crowd cheering them on until one fellow bravely steps up states “This is our city, what are you doing?” all the while preventing more damage to the car. What follows is an interesting insight into mob dynamics. The Vancouverite who challenged the group nearly came to blows with an anarchist until the crowd pulled them apart. This is the same crowd which incited the anarchist to vandalize a car minutes before, yet they intervened when physical violence was imminent. Question: Are these people supportive of acts of violence against individuals or objects that cannot fight back? Check out the video below. The good stuff starts around the two minute mark:
RightOnline 2011 conference will debut on June 17th and sadly I will not be present at this conference. See the opening paragraph of this post for the reasons why. You can follow the antics of my fellow funky bloggers at the beta site for RightOnline. Follow the hashtage #RO11 to keep up with realtime news and highlights from this conference.
Two new additions to the Tania movie collection. A cult favorite ‘The Lost Boys’ which has a collection of vampires which makes the Cullen’s look like the emo family. ‘John Adams’ – I’m looking forward to watching to see how the story of John and Abigail Adams is portrayed.
Philadelphia City Council approved a new tax hike of 4 percent on property taxes in order to fill funding shortfalls in the public school system. Throwing in more money will not fix systemic problems plaguing public schools negatively impacting the education of the children of Philadelphia. I’d like to see the Philadelphia School District apply the principles of balanced budgeting that is allegedly taught to students to its own budget.