Monthly archives: June 2012

Evidence Suggests Court Originally Voted to Strike Down Obamacare

Blogger Lawrence B. Solum read Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissenting opinion in today’s ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act, and finds interesting typos suggesting Scalia may have originally written his opinion as a concurrence rather than a dissent: After a preliminary read of the opinions in the Health Care Cases (National Federation of Independent Business v. Sibelius), there seems to be substantial evidence that the initial vote in conference was to [...]

Late Debate Releases Video in Response to "Unfair" White Guilt Ad Campaign

In response to the University of Minnesota - Duluth’s “Unfair” ad campaign showcasing the ills of “white guilt,” Late Debate released this video highlighting the importance of judging individuals on the content of character over the content of skin color: Campus Reform covered the the original story: The University of Minnesota - Duluth (UMD) is now sponsoring an ad-campaign designed to achieve “racial justice” by raising awareness of “white privilege.” [...]

Some Democrats might join GOP in Holder Contempt Vote

Steny Hoyer signaled yesterday that some Democrats may defect and join the GOP in voting to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress when the House holds its vote on Thursday. CNN Reports: Hoyer immediately pointed out that the NRA has “weighed in on this issue” and acknowledged “there are some members who will consider the recommendations of the NRA.” “Whether they think those recommendations are founded or [...]

Aaron Walker Swatted

Aaron Walker, known as one of the front-line bloggers fighting to bring light to the sordid activities of convicted domestic terrorist Brett Kimberlin became the latest victim of a Swatting attack last night. As Walker writes on his blog, police were called to his home with guns drawn: I was writing when there was a knock at the door.  A second knock came and it was very insistent.  I went [...]

Unhinged Anti-Semitic Elmo Terrorizes Central Park

It’s not every day you see a beloved Sesame Street character spew anti-Semitic remarks in public. A man dressed up as Elmo shouted “Read about the International Jewish Conspiracy!”, “I’m not making money ’cause the Jewish costume company’s harassing me,” and similar obscenities about Jewish people in New York’s Central Park. ReactionLOL (0) It’s a Trappp! (0) Bias (0) Losing (0) Fail (0) Winning (0) Aww (0)

ViralRead Tech's top 10 iOS apps.

With a lot of my friends getting either an iPhone or an iPad, or sometimes both, I have had a lot of people asking what my top 10 apps are for the iPhone or iPad. However, I have several that are great for iPhone, not so much on iPad… or vice versa, so I’ve decided to pick the 10 best apps that work on both iPhone and iPad. (These apps will have [...]

SCOTUS Reaffirms Citizens United Decision

In another day of Supreme Court decisions, with everyone waiting with bated breath for the Court’s ruling on ObamaCare, the Court chose instead to rule on other high-profile cases, including a case questioning Montana’s campaign finance rules. In a 5-4 decision, the Conservative majority declined to allow the Liberal minority to essentially force a re-hearing of 2010′s pivotal Citizens United case overturning some campaign finance restrictions. The AP reports: By a [...]

Review: Sorkin's The Newsroom

“America is not the greatest country in the world.” Thus frames the narrative for this story revolving around a newsroom, its staff and the main character, Will McAvoy.  The story presents McAvoy as the most popular man in news. He makes a headline-grabbing outburst after admitting being on medication for vertigo, his staff leaves weeks later, then to top things off during an epic shouting match between his new Executive [...]

REPORT: Microsoft Surface to be Wi-Fi only, no 3G or 4G LTE connectivity option

Yes, it seems as though the newly released Microsoft tablet known as the ‘Surface’ is going the way of Windows Millennium, and Vista… behind the times. Bloomberg received word that the new Microsoft product will be Wi-Fi only, and will not offer any connectivity ability for 3G or even 4G LTE networks on any carriers at this time. Why won’t Microsoft add wireless data connectivity? A few reasons: To keep [...]

SHOCKER: Microsoft can't compete against iPad battery life

Computer World just did a piece on how the new Microsoft ‘Surface’  doesn’t compare to the iPad (on many levels) but particularly in regards to battery life. What to know: iPad battery lasts 10 hours on a full charge Microsoft ‘Surface’ lasts 7.5 hours, 25% less than the iPad ‘Surface’ screen resolution compares to the iPad 2, and not the ‘New’ iPad with retina display. Microsoft ‘Surface Pro’ is compared [...]