Blogsmoke


The Bomber has had a great deal of difficulty dot the Is and crossing the Ts in all the paperwork in his various vexatious court proceedings. The problem was not unexpected, at least from the defendants’ points of view. Here’s a vintage episode that predicted some of The Bomber’s troubles.

Blogsmoke

SOUND: MODEM CONNECTING FADES UP TO FULL MIKE—SINGLE SHOT—RICHOCHET

MUSIC: UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 1

ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Around Twitter Town and in the territory of the net—there’s just one way to handle the harassers and the stalkers—and that’s with an Internet Sheriff and the smell of “BLOGSMOKE”!

MUSIC: THEME HITS: FULL BROAD SWEEP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 2

ANNOUNCER: “BLOGSMOKE” starring W. J. J. Hoge. The story of the trolling that moved into the young Internet—and the story of a man who moved against it. (MUSIC: OUT)

JOHN: I’m that man, John Hoge, Internet Sheriff—the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job—and it makes a man watchful … and a little lonely.

MUSIC: MAIN TITLE—RECORDED—CUT 3 Continue reading

Non-Citizens Voting in Maryland?


A suit has been filed in U. S. District Court against the Frederick County Board of Elections and the Maryland State Board of Elections alleging that non-citizens are registered to vote in Frederick County. One must be a U. S. citizen to register to vote in Maryland. The plaintiffs claim that persons dismissed from jury duty because they are not citizens were registered to vote.

Here’s the complaint that was filed last week. I have redacted the addresses of the plaintiffs. I have also redacted the exhibits which contain voter registration and jury pool information because it contain names and addresses of individuals not related to the case either as plaintiffs or possible non-citizen voters.

Eating Into the Margin of Theft?


A couple of weeks ago, people walked out of a rally for Anthony Brown, the Democrat candidate for governor in Maryland, and they did it while Barack Obama was speaking. Yesterday, there were empty seats at a Brown rally where Hillary Clinton was the main speaker. Both rallies were held in the near suburbs of DC, a traditional stronghold of the Democrats.

Hmmmm.

Your Astronomical Halloween Treat


Witch's BroomThe Veil Nebula is a cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus. It constitutes the visible portions of the Cygnus Loop, a large but relatively faint supernova remnant. NGC 6960 (the “Witch’s Broom”), near the foreground star 52 Cygni, is one of the main parts of the larger nebula.

Image Credit: Hewholooks (CC License 3.0)