Monday, March 9, 2015

Selma and Tim Scott

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., an honorary co-chairman of the Selma trip and the only African-American Republican in the Senate, said voting rights and the commemoration of Selma should be “de-coupled.”
“The issue of voting rights legislation and the issue of Selma, we ought to have an experience that brings people together and not make it into a political conversation,” Scott said.

So in other words "Stop making civil rights commemorations about civil rights!  This is supposed to be an empty, meaningless photo-op for me."

Friday, March 6, 2015

I'm pretty sure this is just another overblown fake GOP manufactured "scandal" but I looked up the history of the domain and it was originally registered in 2009 by Justin Cooper, an adviser to Bill CLinton who, according to wikipedia, "began working in the White House as an intern in the Office of Science and Technology Policy and later in the Oval Office. He was later hired as a Staff Assistant for Oval Office Operations." Today it's registration info is shielded by a middleman company called PERFECT PRIVACY, LLC. Not anything revelatory, but I hadn't seen that detail reported yet so I figured I'd write a quick post about it. I also noticed a traceroute dies at a router, a company which provides " bandwidth infrastructure services, including dark fiber, wavelengths, SONET, Ethernet, IP services, and carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection.".

Cooper, Justin
   care of Network Solutions
   PO Box 459
   Drums, PA.  US  18222


   Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
      Cooper, Justin  Email Masking
      care of Network Solutions
      PO Box 459
      Drums, PA 18222

   Record expires on 13-Jan-2014.
   Record created on 13-Jan-2009.
   Database last updated on 30-Jan-2013 12:37:38 EST.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

He was great in the Star Trek Pilot, but....

via TPM - Michael Carvin, the attorney arguing on behalf of the plaintiffs in the King v. Burwell case, said this challenge is different because the argument against the law centers on a statute that was "written by white women and minorities."