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Some things are just NOT okay. So much so that I don't even have to explain why it's not okay. For example:

On today's TWiB Radio we talk about THAT incredible moment of either drug impaired judgement or well...we're gonna try to be nice about this and say "lack of judgement." PLUS: I take a moment to clarify our conversation on drones after listener feedback and we discuss the scientific reason why some of us are great test takers (I admit, I'm one of those...) and why some of us aren't (My co-host, the PHD candidate is totally not.) Check it out here:

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On TWIB in the Morning, lead anchor L. Joy Williams & crew talks Scottsboro boys exoneration, The Democrats selling your email address,  Indiana's bill that would prohibit out-of-state college students the capability to vote,  and more. Check it out here:
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  •  That was not smart (1+ / 0-)
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    and yeah, I'd say she was pretty stoned.

    "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

    by Andrew C White on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 05:23:47 PM PST

    •  But wouldn't they... (3+ / 0-)
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      ...drug test her or something when she gets brought in and starts acting loopy? And she SAYS she hadn't taken anything. I'm confused as all get out.

      •  Yeah, I thought she was testifying FROM (1+ / 0-)
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        jail or detention, thus the video feed.

        That's what I didn't understand.  The people had decided to let her go but wanted to know if she could make movement on the financial amends and she went off.

        I don't know if anyone got helped through that exchange.  Her or the court.

        Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

        by Chris Reeves on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 05:44:59 PM PST

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      •  You would think (0+ / 0-)

        they'd have tested her. She was busted for drugs afterall. But that girl was loopy... either induced or natural... she was loopy!

        "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

        by Andrew C White on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 06:13:31 PM PST

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  •  The current generation of youngsters (1+ / 0-)
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    Flip off and act anti social at an alarming rate. Drugged or not. WTF happened?

    "Til you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules" John Lennon - Working Class Hero

    by Horace Boothroyd III on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 06:25:15 PM PST

  •  Reading about this on other blogs (0+ / 0-)

    and I'm just not seeing the awful nasty authoritarian ruler of justice. I'm seeing a judge who doesn't have a lot of patience (and probably has a huge workload right now) trying to deal with a defendant who won't answer questions, who won't take the proceedings seriously. She's screwed up - she's in jail and is being sentenced for drug possession, and she's treating it like someone's telling her her credit card was declined. He doesn't have a lot of time to spend on her. If this is her first offense, he's probably upping the ante to try to make this her last offense - or at least the last time she acts like this in court.

    I'm not sure if she was stoned or not - but I submit to you that she was in the detention area on a video feed. She doesn't see us; she doesn't see the other people in the courtroom, she only sees the judge. She thinks she's being talked to personally by an older man - thus the exaggerated "li'l girl" affect. Haven't we seen this behavior on cellphones or in restaurants - the nasty breakup in public (but private in the caller's mind), the way-too-much info conversation in the next booth (but the private room in the talker's mind)?

    Which is not to say that she really was dumb, Michele-Bachmann type of dumb, Sarah-Palin sweet-talking idiocy. He was a bit punitive raising the bail amount like that - but how much money does she (or her family) have really? We don't know - but the courts probably have a ballpark figure. The 30 days in jail for flipping him off was a punishment - which would probably be decreased once she took things seriously and was willing to cooperate.

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