As a Muslim, I’m sick of people asking me how I feel about 9/11. What do you want me to say, seriously?
Do you want me to say, “It was a great...”
So I recently came across this website, Elite...
Now I’m not saying you have to like ABC, CBS, MSNBC or CNN—I really don’t care whether you do or not. But Fox News is on a whole other level when it...”
Now I’m not saying you have to like ABC, CBS, MSNBC or CNN—I really don’t care whether you do or not. But Fox News is on a whole other level when it comes to worthless news coverage.
Because where CNN or MSNBC might sing the praises of how great a blue sky is—Fox News tries to convince you the sky isn’t actually blue. And millions of people believe it.
Pro-tip: if a judge ends your career with gleeful Star Trek references, you will be a joke forever. #Prenda— Adam Steinbaugh (@adamsteinbaugh) May 6, 2013
I’ve been anxiously awaiting Judge Wright’s ruling on sanctions against the terrible porn copyright trolling firm Prenda Law. [Basically, a bunch of sleazy lawyers created a scheme to extort money from people who used Bit Torrent to download a porn flick.]
Not only does Wright destroy these lawyers - $80k+ in fees/damages, referrals to state & federal bars, US Attorney and IRS Criminal Investigation Divisions- but his biting ruling is *filled* with hilarious Star Trek references.
“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”
—Spock, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982).
“For these individuals, resistance is futile; most reluctantly pay rather than have their names associated with illegally downloading porn.”
“As evidence materialized, it turned out that Gibbs was just a redshirt.”
“Third, though Plaintiffs boldly probe the outskirts of law, the only enterprise they resemble is RICO. The federal agency eleven decks up is familiar with their prime directive and will gladly refit them for their next voyage.”
You can read the entire glorious thing here.
Attorney Ken White of popehat.com has been covering Prenda from the beginning and his analysis of the ruling is fantastic- “Does Prenda Believe In No-Win Scenarios? Because Judge Wright Just Gave Them One.”
Rescued kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart said Wednesday she understands why some human trafficking victims don’t run.
Smart said she “felt so dirty and so filthy” after she was raped by her captor, and she understands why someone wouldn’t run “because of that alone.”
Smart spoke at a Johns Hopkins human trafficking forum, saying she was raised in a religious household and recalled a school teacher who spoke once about abstinence and compared sex to chewing gum.
“I thought, ‘Oh, my gosh, I’m that chewed up piece of gum, nobody re-chews a piece of gum, you throw it away.’ And that’s how easy it is to feel like you know longer have worth, you know longer have value,” Smart said. “Why would it even be worth screaming out? Why would it even make a difference if you are rescued? Your life still has no value.”