Daily Archives: April 6, 2012
“There is a strange new law making its way through the Arizona Legislature that would make it illegal to post negative comments on the Internet. The penalty for annoying or offending someone is up to six months in jail. That is good. They’re always saying the prisons aren’t full enough.”
Thanks to All Hat, No Cattle for pointing out this one.
- Arizona Legislature Passes Electronic Speech Censorship Bill That May Criminalize Blasphemy (counterjihadreport.com)
- Arizona legislature passes Internet censorship bill to make trolling illegal (bgr.com)
- Comics A.M. | Arizona legislature passes bill censoring electronic speech (robot6.comicbookresources.com)
John and I broadcast Winners and Losers from Shepherd University‘s Scarborougfh Library this morning, adding an extra hour to our regular show. Todd Cotsgreave, our Station Manager, spent close to two days setting up the equipment, testing it and getting rerady for the broadcast, for which we express great thanks.
I was really struck by the signs and posters they had outside of the Library building and all over the inside that showed John and me broadcasting (pictures swiped from this blog going back quite a ways).
We interviewed members of the Library staff, program directors, student volunteers and Lisa Welch from the Film Society (movie tonight, btw – George Clooney ‘s Good Night and Good Luck). It was all set up by the Library Dean and we even had a mini breakfast and coffee for all attendees.
It all worked out pretty well and we’ll probably do it again in 6 months or so.
This from the Hartford Courant:
The 20-16 vote came at 2:05 a.m., after more than 10 hours of debate. The measure now moves to the House of Representatives, where it has broad support. Democratic Gov. Daniel P. Malloy has pledged to sign the bill once it reaches his desk.
This brings into question what will happen to the two men convicted in the Petit murders (which I talked about a few years ago, since Dr. Petit, who was my Endocrinologist when I lived in CT and he lost his wife and daughters to these guys).
This raises the question of whether Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky, sentenced to death for the Petit murders, will be executed. Some experts believe the courts will overturn the death sentences of all those convicted of capital crimes to make the law consistent. Will that happen?
- Connecticut Senate votes to abolish death penalty – Fox News (foxnews.com)
- Connecticut may be latest state to repeal death penalty (claimyourinnocence.wordpress.com)
- Connecticut To End Death Penalty, Become 17th State To Stop Capital Punishment (inquisitr.com)
- Connecticut moves to abolish death penalty (mercurynews.com)
- Connecticut’s wise move against the death penalty (csmonitor.com)
We’ve already named the car The Hearse, since it is black… or, as Elly says, we’ve never had a black car. The other choices were white or teal (which Elly refused to get.)
Now we have two Fits… Elly’s is a grey 2008 version. I think it’s a pretty good car… we haven’t had any complaints. Even though it’s small, there’s a lot of room in it.
Anyway, I’ll add more later when I get the new wheels and drive ‘em around.