Not much of diary, but Mediaite is reporting that Glide.com, the video texting site used by the person who claims to have recorded the gunshots of the Micheal Brown shooting while trying to send a romantic video text to whoever, says that the timestamp was at 12:02 pm directly corresponding to the time of Michael Brown's shooting.
I've been trying to track the Wilson defenders' reaction to the audio, and as far as I can tell, the best they can come up with is 1) the audio is not authentic; and 2) the "pause" was when Wilson re-confirmed that Brown was continuing to charge him.
Excuse 1 is gone now by this revelation. Excuse 2 is delusional considering that Brown had to have been wounded at least twice if there were only 4 shots fired after the pause.
The tape hurts Wilson, and the most important piece of evidence yet revealed is now shown to be what it purports to be.
There haven't been any recommended diaries or front page stories on North Korea that I'm aware of, and I trust very much the knowledge and opinions of the people here, and would appreciate kind of an open thread on this situation.
I have to say that I'm of the opinion that this rhetorical meltdown is of greater severity than N. Korea's most recent tough talk, to the point where North Korea is making a statement that can be interpreted as authorizing a nuclear first strike (depends how to interpret their claim that they will counter "US aggression"). At what point does the USA and/or S. Korea have to act preemtively. I'm more than a little concerned, frankly....
Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets starred in a video to tell the story of his two moms in order to help further Colorado's civil union bill working its way through the Colorado legislature.
Denver Nuggets blogger Andrew Feinstein of DenverStiffs.com has given me permission to copy and paste his post on this in its entirety. But first a primer on Kenneth Faried for you NBA know-nothings...
According to the CDC there were 820,151 legal abotions in the United States in 2005 (most recent year for which CDC has completed an estimate). Of these, only 11.4% occurred after the 12th week of gestation.
A look at Kay Hagan's OpenCongress web page shows that her single largest contributor in the 2008 election was Act Blue
Act Blue raised a whopping $1,637,639 in donations for her.
Act Blue now claims to have raised $2,389,405 for Ms. Hagan as of today.
And who made contributions to Kay Hagan through Act Blue, why it was progressives like you and me. Who is Kay Hagan caving to in the HELP committee draft of health care legislation? The health industry, who according to OpenCongress raised 10 % of what was raised on Act Blue.
UPDATE: User Scott Zumwalt, who was Kay Hagan's online communications director, posted 4 diaries on Daily Kos during the campaign, as well as comments. Paging ScottZumwalt... If we were good enough to listen to your pro-Hagan diaries, can you jump into this discussion and explain Kay Hagan's stance on Public Option? Kay Hagan directed you to solicit us and our enthusiasm and our money -- we would like a response. h/t Silence is Complicity. Thanks!
Brian Maas of CBS 4 in Denver is reporting in a breaking news lede on cbs4denver.com that 2 men were arrested in Aurora (suburb of Denver). Subsequent interrogation revealed that they may have been planning to assassinate Barack Obama.
Yesterday, early Sunday evening (7:00 pm - ish MDT) I turned on KOA radio in Denver to see if a Rockies game was on. Instead there was a talk-radio host doing a show. The host took a caller, and the caller said that if Obama was elected, there would be a Civil War, and the host encouraged and laughed at the notion. The caller was not laughing. The two talked about a Civil War between Real Americans v. Liberals. When the caller hung up, the host continued with this fantasy, and asked whether, in a Civil War between Real Americans and The Liberal Left, you'd rather be fighting on the side of "Gunny Bob" (who is a right-wing weekday host for KOA and former marine) or Janeanne Garafolo. I was unaware of the Unitarian Church shooting until I read about it later last night.
Not to be outdone by non-Democrat Sen. Salazar's cynical and dividing Iraq amendment, Sen. Ben Nelson (nonD-D - NE) decided to vote for an amendment to the appropriation bill that restored funding to the Office of the Vice President. http://govexec.com/...
The amendment was offered by Sen. Brownback. So Nelson chose to support Cheney and Brownback instead of the caucus.
Now that the Vice President's lawlessness has been enabled by Sen. Nelson, it's time to revisit the question of whether a non-Dem Dem is better than a Republican.
My answer is "yes", but I can only urp up this answer in a vomit-scented whisper.
UPDATE: I guess I'm late to this issue. http://www.dailykos.com/... I'm keeping the diary up due to a discussion on a new measurement called the "Lieberman Unit" or LU. I'd rate Salazar as possessing 60% of all LU's