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Sunday, April 17th, 2011

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  1. #1 |  Sean | 

    Andrew Sullivan having another Palingasm? Did you really have to link to that?

  2. #2 |  Bob | 

    Also on poker: D.C. announced it would be starting city-run online poker just a couple days before the indictments.

    WTF? How is this not seizing a private business without compensation?

    Nice business you have there! Profitable? Excellent! Oh, that’s money laundering. Jail time all around! Hey! Look at my new revenue stream!

  3. #3 |  Mister DNA | 

    You know who else looked innocent while he slept?

    Hey! I see what you did there…

  4. #4 |  Timothy | 

    The news report on the last link is kind of enraging – “they say police…” No, that’s what happened. That’s a fact. “Police raided the wrong house, acted like thugs…”

  5. #5 |  Marty | 

    can you put in a good word for me? I wanna be a ‘friend of whores’, too! barring that, can you at least help me become an ‘acquaintance of whores’? She has some good stuff in her blog…

  6. #6 |  Marty | 

    facebook page on the snitch:

  7. #7 |  Marty | 

    the singer of the parody sex song story is pretty chilling. I’d love to know the real costs to him in money and time defending this bullshit.

  8. #8 |  Marty | 

    #2 good point, Bob.

  9. #9 |  Marty | 

    the new orleans journalist coverup story is horrible, but I’m sure it’s a common refrain. these journalists want access to the story, so they play ball with cops and govt officials. hell, it’s obviously corporate policy for some media companies.

  10. #10 |  Marty | 

    the wrong door raid couple should also be allowed to knock on the ex-chief’s door and punch him in the balls when he answers and yell, ‘You know what you did!’ this would salvage something good from this case and a shitty movie.

  11. #11 |  supercat | 

    # #4 | Timothy | April 17th, 2011 at 9:58 am “Police raided the wrong house, acted like thugs…”

    Is that really what happened? If the police didn’t have a warrant giving the address of the home they raided, a more accurate description would be “Robbers attacked family; allowed to skate because of badges.”

  12. #12 |  Aresen | 

    •Another isolated incident. It’s pretty rare to see victims of a wrong-door raid win actual damages.

    Will it stand on appeal?

  13. #13 |  Matt | 

    I bet that Donald Trump is Trig’s real father! I wonder if Sullivan has considered this?

  14. #14 |  B | 

    Wow. I was expecting something very different on that “friend of whores” link. What a pleasant surprise.

  15. #15 |  Maggie McNeill | 

    You’re very welcome, Radley; the title is well-deserved! :-)

    #5: It’s easy, Marty; just start a blog and stick up for the right of adult women to do what we like with our own bodies without being “protected” from our own actions by busybodies. ;-)

  16. #16 |  Marty | 

    geez, Maggie- I didn’t know I had to be talented… I was hoping to be the guy that fetched beer for the cool kids!

  17. #17 |  Brad Warbiany | 

    I was expecting something different on the “when they sleep” link…


  18. #18 |  KBCraig | 

    I had to go look up what Evan Emory was actually convicted of, since the article didn’t say.

    “Unlawful posting of an Internet message with aggravating circumstances”. WTF?

    And even though he was sentenced to 60 days, it’s still a felony conviction that could have gotten him up to five years, if he’d had any previous convictions.

    That is truly, seriously, screwed up.

  19. #19 |  Irving Washington | 

    Am I a bad libertarian for wanting legalized poker but wanting slot machines outlawed forever?

  20. #20 |  croaker | 

    Thanks, Radley. Now I have yet another blog habit bookmarked.

  21. #21 |  demize! | 

    If I’m not mistaken the song Guy is from a show called “The Whitest Kids You Know”. And it seems rediculous on it’s face.

  22. #22 |  jesse | 

    What did the youtube kid cop a plea to? What was he charged with? Given the facts, it’s hard to see how they could possibly make any kind of criminal charges stick. I wouldn’t be surprised if he lost a civil case, however. At best, he used video of the kids without permission and depicted them in some kind of false manner.

  23. #23 |  jesse | 

    I see KBCraig above answered my question. I’d like to read the statute. When was this law passed, and who exactly was asleep at the wheel during that time. Apparently lying and/or satire on the internet is now illegal.

  24. #24 |  JOR | 

    “It’s pretty rare to see victims of a wrong-door raid win actual damages…”

    You could say it’s an isolated incident, even.

  25. #25 |  Matthew Brown | 

    What’s surprising about the case of the New Orleans photojournalist is that the information came out. Unfortunately, people with power are very practiced in neutering the press through the giving or witholding of access. It’s the rarely-talked-about biggest ethical issue in journalism.

  26. #26 |  Greg C. | 

    So the lesson from the whole poker story is the lesson we always learn ” Don’t Talk to Cops” Dont call the cops. Don’t ask the state for “help.”


    “Full Tilt or Poker Stars (the companies he used to work for and stole from) tipped off the FBI that he was going to be traveling to the United States last year.

    They ratted him out … and he turned the tables. No honor among thieves.”


    The Poker companies involved the FBI. Stupid.

  27. #27 |  Kelly James | 

    Marty – well, we don’t drink a lot of beer but perhaps you can help sharpen the virtual sticks we use for poking neofeminists :-) right momma Maggie?

  28. #28 |  Stick | 

    Daniel Tzvetkoff is Australian? At first I was dismayed, now I hang my head in shame. Only a low scum bag talks to coppers. I hope he gets clipped.

  29. #29 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    The online poker “raids” should go down in history as the tipping point for when people finally kicked the state in their collective teeny tiny balls. It won’t happen, but it should.

  30. #30 |  primus | 

    This is proof once again that amateurs will always mess up. The Good Fellas would never have called the FBI, they would have just handled it ‘internally’. Oh, for the good old days when gambling was run by professionals.

  31. #31 |  Cyto | 

    #27 | Kelly James | April 18th, 2011 at 3:19 am

    Followed your link to your blog – SincerelyKelly. I really enjoyed what I found there. So I guess that makes you a successful blog-whore! Better not let the nannies find out, they might criminalize that too…..

  32. #32 |  Joe | 

    •The guy who didn’t sing explicit songs to elementary school kids gets two months in jail, probation, and must stay 500 feet away from minors when he gets out.

    He is a complete idiot for not fighting this. His lawyer and the judge should be reprimanded, the prosecutor horsewhipped (is that cruel or unusual?), but most people would recognize something is wrong with a criminal charge given these facts. I am just disgusted by all.

  33. #33 |  The Agitator « The Honest Courtesan | 

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