Friday, April 19, 2002

GOOD READING
Isn't is weird how little press the Robert Blake arrest is generating? Does nobody have sympathy for his wife or are we just OJ'ed out? A friend from LA (who is impressively in touch with this stuff), added this perspective.

Since the unfortunate demise of his wife, Robert Blake has lived (near) me with his adult daughter -- gated communities are good places to avoid the press. Blake is creepy -- he wanders aimlessly around the front yard a lot with his baby daughter. He also showed up and said a few words at a community candlelight service after 9-11. Always good to get the murderer perspective on things.

I predict calls of racism if cable TV doesn't do the full court press on Blake's trial. That's what they get for setting the standards so high.

Here are a few weekend links to keep you humming with crucial information for all those cocktail parties.

It appears Whitesnake video babe and accused man-basher Tawny Kitaen has a history of substance abuse and other nasty skeletons in her closet, or so says her soon-to-be-ex husband in these divorce papers republished at The Smoking Gun.com. Perhaps a sagging boob job is making Tawny depressed? Or maybe a name that only seems fit for those 24 and under?

While you're at Smoking Gun, do read out this little wonder - Nirvana Wants To Check if Courtney's Crazy. In their never-ending legal proceedings, the remaining 2/3's of Nivanva want Courtney to undergo psych evaluation to see if she's insane, based on previous (and often self-documented) acts of rage, lunacy and drug use. I guess they're too embarassed to ask if Auntie Flo is visiting.

For those wondering How can the shinny new USA Patriot Act effect me if I'm not a terrorist? read the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Analysis of the USA PATRIOT Act (Oct. 31, 2001). Paranoid leftist ramblings or the future of your email and web interactions? You decide.

While you're at it, here's another link worth clicking - In the Name of Homeland Security, Telecom Firms Are Deluged With Subpoenas. It seems the men in black are already busy seeking records from Telcos and ISPs. From the story:

"The amount of subpoenas that carriers receive today is roughly doubling every month -- we're talking about hundreds of thousands of subpoenas for customer records -- stuff that used to require a judge's approval," said Albert Gidari, a Seattle-based expert in privacy and security law who represents numerous technology companies.

Just in case the Feds are checking blogs, I'd like to add God Bless America.

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