We start with the trial of one Robert Sylvester Kelly. As I read today's update from CNN, I couldn't help but note the obvious. Despite an hour of testimony that the tape showed real people, nothing in that sworn statement pushed the State of Illinois' case closer to a conviction. As the FBI expert testified on cross, he couldn't tell whether it was actually "the R" or somebody else. This is a criminal case, so the prosecution must establish the particulars of the crime beyond any reasonable doubt. Given that the tape is highly ersatz and the vehement denials of both the people allegedly depicted, I find it very unlikely that the King of R&B goes away. And I'm totally neutral on his body of work; thus, unlike others, I come to the question without any preexisting opinion.
If you watched "The West Wing" for any length of time, you know that it depicted the ideal administration of the socialists Democrats. But were you aware that it might have been used to lay some groundwork for Barack Obama's campaign? Cato-at-liberty's David Boaz notes disturbing similarities between life and art. The post references the transcript of the live debate between Rep. Santos and Sen. Vinick. Scroll down to the bottom and read Vinick's closing statement. That's exactly the kind of government I want. Continuing on presidential politics, Hillary Clinton needs to realize it's completely GAME OVER. We need Pierluigi Collina to show her the red card, or perhaps bring in Steve Palermo to give her an old-fashioned American heave-ho. With that, I'll simply turn it over to one of my friends.
I love Dunkin' Donuts. I'll take their confections over Krispy Kreme any day of the week and twice on Sunday. What I don't love is their decision to pull down an online ad featuring Rachael Ray. It's a fucking scarf, people! When I think of Rachael Ray and Dunkin' Donuts, nowhere in my brain is the word "jihad."