If you live to the east of me, and the weather we had last night is headed your way, let me just say this: I hope you enjoy rain. It looks as though most of it is off to the south now, the dregs of the system. Maybe a little over central Pennsylvania and… what do they call that big westerly chunk of New York state? The Something Tier, as I recall. You folks there? Bring an umbrella.

It arrived last night after midnight, loud enough that I relocated far from the skylight I normally work under, as the sound effects were like being parked next to a jackhammer. Another tip: If you’re ever tempted to buy a house with a skylight in the bedroom? Don’t do that. There’s a place for skylights, and I love mine, but it’s not over your bed, and not because of leaks. Maybe if you’re an alcoholic, and every night’s rest is aided by bourbon, you can sleep through even an average rain shower pounding on glass five feet above your head. But everybody else should leave skylights for the rooms where you’re not trying to rest.

That said, how was everybody’s Tuesday? Once again, I’m impressed by how well you guys can carry the ball when I’m unable. I was unable yesterday because this is spring break, and I’m celebrating by catching an extra 45 minutes of sleep or so, which cuts into my blogging time on days when I have to get down to campus by 10 a.m. When I saw how late spring break was going to be this year — it’s always wrapped around Easter in our district — I dropped any thought of travel. A mid-April spring break would surely mean a string of days in the 70s here, while the Florida people would swelter in the already unbearable heat of a fast-approaching summer.

No such luck. I guess. That’s what feeding your envy will get you.

So, today, instead — let’s graze a bit. First, a tip for those of you browsing the video selections: “Night Catches Us,” a lovely little film I caught early last evening after finding it at the library. “Criminally overlooked,” says Slate, and I’d say that’s about right. I’m interested in low-budget films that tell urban stories for my own selfish reasons, and this one was such a pleasant surprise. Set in the summer of 1976, it’s the story of an ex-Black Panther home for his father’s funeral, and the way the events of the past won’t let go of the present. Those particular events — the brief flowering of the black power movement before it collapsed into lawlessness — are public record, although like so many of these things, certain people prefer very particular sets of facts about them. What’s wonderful about Tanya Hamilton’s script is that it doesn’t shrink from the pain, while still acknowledging the things about the Panthers that were good and hopeful, even if they didn’t last. And what’s wonderful about her direction is how she makes all this work tonally, how she plays everything restrained and sad while still maintaining the energy. For once, a movie where people talk and act approximately the same way they talk and act in the real world.

Which might be why it was criminally overlooked, but hey, I’m doing my part. Word of mouth, word of blog, whatever. Oh, and a tip of the hat to the great soundtrack, by maybe the only band that can evoke both ’60s soul and contemporary hip-hop with equal command — the Roots.

A few weeks ago I mentioned the prescription-drug problem, only now starting to be acknowledged by those outside the regions it has most damaged — Appalachia and Florida and points between. How’s this for a statistic?

Nearly 1 in 10 babies born last year in this Appalachian county tested positive for drugs. …In Ohio, fatal overdoses more than quadrupled in the last decade, and by 2007 had surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of accidental death, according to the Department of Health.

That’s from a NYT piece datelined Portsmouth, Ohio, and no, it’s not a pretty picture, but that’s life in Appalachia. It’s never been easy there, but it’s been better than it is now, when there were still jobs in mining and light industry. No more of that. Might as well get high.

The other night I surfed briefly past a Barbara Walters special on the royal wedding that was so stupid it made my brain hurt. It reminded me how careful you have to be about your royal-wedding news. I trust Christopher Hitchens won’t let me down.

Finally, I just registered with Byliner, the latest savior of long-form journalism, to read Jon Krakauer’s piece on the “Three Cups of Tea” guy. I’ll let you know how it turns out. For now, gotta run.

Posted at 9:23 am in Current events, Movies |

50 responses to “Storm-toss’d.”

  1. Kim said on April 20, 2011 at 9:59 am

    I just finished Krakauer’s “Three Cups of Lies,” or whatever he’s called it. I never read Mortenson’s book, probably I’m disinclined to read anything that makes the cover of Parade. But if Krakauer’s right (and he likely is), wow. What pathology behind the man. I feel for his family.

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  2. Dorothy said on April 20, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Before I even finished reading today’s entry, I went to Netflix and added “Night Catches Us” to our queue. I’ll try to remember to search for it on our DirecTV guide just in case it’s coming up on an obscure cable channel in the next two weeks or so.

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  3. LAMary said on April 20, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I skipped Three Cups of Tea. I based that decision on who recommended it to me. Some people are reliably bad judges of books. Oprah would be one.

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  4. Suzanne said on April 20, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I liked Three Cups of Tea so I was rather sad to see the 60 Minutes report on Sunday. The idea of fighting the Taliban through education seemed like such a great idea. Now, we are seemingly left with yet another incident of discovering that the man behind the curtain is not a wizard at all.

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  5. Julie Robinson said on April 20, 2011 at 10:58 am

    I will admit to reading both of Mortenson’s books because I still believe education is what will save us all. But I didn’t send a donation; those are only sent to groups whose finances I can vet.

    William & Kate are a distraction from the woes of the world in the same fashion of sports teams. What would you rather focus on: wars, the cost of gas and terrorism, or two pretty people? That said, I didn’t get up early for Charles & Diana and I won’t for this one either.

    We had that storm last night too and I am that kind of tired that no amount of caffeine will help.

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  6. Deborah said on April 20, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Google is down this morning in a lot of places. It’s down here. Do you guys have it?

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  7. Dorothy said on April 20, 2011 at 11:26 am

    When I went a-Googlin’ this morning it worked for me. But that was only two or three times. Maybe it got struck by hail or lightening somewheres. (that is meant to be a joke. forgive me if you realized that Deborah but I wanted to make sure I’m not a complete moron.)

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  8. alex said on April 20, 2011 at 11:31 am

    What would you rather focus on: wars, the cost of gas and terrorism, or two pretty people?

    Or Anna Nicole Smith, Michael Jackson or She-Who, all of whom had their day in the sun while Rome burned.

    Deborah, google’s googling well without incident today here in Hoosier Holler.

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  9. paddyo' said on April 20, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Good heavens, Deborah and Dorothy, not a BP anniversary Googoil spill, I hope?!

    I am among the legion who donated (not a lot, but a couple of times) to the Central Asia Institute, G-Mort’s charity/foundation/whatever. It hurt to watch the “60 Minutes” expose. And he behaved in precisely the wrong manner for a subject of the now-rather-hoary “ambush interview” that Mike Wallace et al. made famous. Steve Kroft administered his politely with kid gloves, but Mortenson still looked like a deer in the CBS headlights. Then he skipped out the back door, canceling his scheduled speaking engagement. Guilty? We’ll see, but certainly guilty of acting, well, guilty.

    As for Hitchens’ takedown of the batshit Brit royals, the man is simply an international treasure. Fave line came early: “. . . everybody is seemingly moist with excitement . . . ”
    Yep, that’s royal matrimonial Anglophilia, for sure.

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  10. LAMary said on April 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    The only royal wedding emotions going on in our household are the in house Brit’s bitter disappointment at not being invited and the overall sadness about not being able to buy official tea towels commemorating the wedding. I might spring for the Wedgewood plate in ten years or so when it’s going for 4.98 on ebay, or even better when it hits the housewares clearance shelf at Marshalls. I have a lovely 2000 Arts and Letters Millenium plate from Marshalls featuring a really awful rendering of Andrew Lloyd Weber, among others. I’ve found two more online, cheap, and I’m working towards service for 8 of these plates to pass on to whichever of my sons marries first.

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  11. Pam said on April 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    I’m saying this because I think it’s important. The pill popping is a HUGE problem, so huge that we should be adding drug treatment centers RIGHT NOW to handle the volume. The existing drug treatment programs have long waiting lists. But of course, the people who take pills are not well insured, if at all. And the Repubs. sure don’t want to pay for that treatment. We are behind on the pill problem and need to act now. But I’m not holding my breath.

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  12. Deborah said on April 20, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Google is working again. I skimmed the Krakauer Byliner piece. What is it with people like Mortenson? Did he just get in over his head and then get greedy to boot? Sad.

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  13. Randy said on April 20, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    We watched the Baba Wawa special with our 10 yr old daughter, because she is excited about the wedding. By the end of the hour, I realized it would have been a better use of the time to let her watch a slasher flick or something like that. It’s easier to purge gory images from one’s brain than Barbara’s insipidness.

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  14. beb said on April 20, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Interesting pair of articles on this morning. One reveals that iOS logs your gps location on a regular basis, synchs the data with your pc but does not report it to Apple per se. Still there can be as much as a year’s travel information stored on our iPhone,l witout your knowledge or permission.

    The news item just before that was a complaint by the Michigan ACLU about Michigan State Police searching drivers cell phones even doing routine traffic stops. They have an app that will download everything on your phone in about 90 seconds. The ACLU argues, quite reasonable I think, that this violated our 4th amendment protection of being secure in our person and possession from unreasonable searches and seizes.

    Between the two that is an awful invasive violation of our privacy.

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  15. nancy said on April 20, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Beb, I read that ACLU story and found it hugely frustrating. Under what circumstances would this phone downloading happen? That’s never explained, or even asked. I’m stopped for speeding, and the police demand I hand over my phone? I don’t get it.

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  16. Jenine said on April 20, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Tangential to investigation of Mortenson’s stories and prescription drug abuse, I read this post about theoretically re-routing the poppy cultivation in Afghanistan as part of broadening the availability of pain relief worldwide. It makes sense to me on several levels. Re-direct the existing market instead of trying to extinguish it.

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  17. Sue said on April 20, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    All right people. You must – must – MUST read this article. Pardon me for being rude and barking orders here, but the wonderfulness of this article is off the charts. Nancy would have a field day with it.
    I didn’t really understand the recent Gwyneth-hatred until I read it.

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  18. prospero said on April 20, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Night Catches Us is free/instant queue on Netflix.

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  19. Hattie said on April 20, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    World’s greatest commenters here. What riches!

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  20. Connie said on April 20, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    LAMary, my daughter will be in Oxford this summer. I already told her to bring me the tackiest royal wedding souvenir she could find. Want me to tell her to get you a tea towel?

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  21. nancy said on April 20, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    “You are all so lucky to be part of Gwyneth’s world. Because this is the real deal.”

    Is it, Jessica Seinfeld? Is it REALLY?

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  22. Jeff Borden said on April 20, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    C’mon, if Jessica Seinfeld doesn’t know real deal, who would?

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  23. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on April 20, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    “Three Cups of Deceit” is long and excruciating . . . the upshot is that Mortenson, whose book I never recommended because it’s borderline unreadable, plus has the stink of overstatement all through it*, is doing some really, really good work in an incredibly hard place to do so — but just can’t resist both exaggerating and cashing in. The Central Asia Institute and the work of school building in Afghanistan and Pakistan can still be salvaged, but as Krakauer says, “not with Greg.” Byliner looks to be an interesting model for supporting longform journalism; 80+ pages with footnotes was not what I expected at first, but I infer the plan is to get us to pay a few bucks for a virtual pamphletful of high quality journalism.

    If they continue as they’ve begun, I can see pushing some cash their way. But I feel horrible for the frustrated board members, staff who’ve quit, and funders who now feel like chumps. If he had kept to the main message, and claimed credit for “dozens of schools” he wouldn’t have had quite the same buzz, but it would be work to be proud of. Unlike, say, Benny Hinn the televangelist, Mortenson’s done something with the money he’s raised, but he’s still got lots to answer for.

    Just got power back in much of Licking County, OH — 2:30 am to 4 was a celestial “Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots” affair.

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  24. Dorothy said on April 20, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I don’t keep up with a lot of popular novels so I was rather clueless about Mortenson’s presence on the world stage. But when I started reading the Krakauer piece this morning the very first thing that jumped out at me was this: “Mortenson became separated from Mouzafer Ali, the Balti porter he had hired to carry his heavy backpack.” Huh?! How does this happen to a person? How could he have allowed this to happen? I am really surprised this didn’t jump out at Mortenson’s editors. Sounded fishy to me right off the bat.

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  25. alice said on April 20, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Sue, she had me at “hi mommy.”

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  26. Sue said on April 20, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    alice, I want to be from a family where Daddy has his own monogrammed napkin, saved and cherished after he passes on. The kind of family where Mommy brings Gwynnie this wonderful keepsake and knows that the special moment is even more special when shared with a roomful of celebrity friends and a reporter or two.

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  27. Hattie said on April 20, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I cook stuff and have people over. Can I be famous too?
    Oh, and a good con man always provides some benefits. Madoff did, for instance, to some people anyway.

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  28. Sue said on April 20, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    The article wouldn’t be a hoax, would it? The only thing missing was air-kissing.

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  29. prospero said on April 20, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    When you read the Krakauer Three Cups of Decit, don’t skip the endnotes. Also, if the whole thing is too long, go to the last third or so, where the major source of information is an anthropologist named Ted Callahan, who has no problems just flat-out calling Mortenson a bullshit artist. It’s somewhat stunning that this onanistic jumble of sociopathies is married to a psychologist. Of course, the breadth and depth of this bastard’s personal fabulism are breathtaking, but the “White Man’s burden” obtuseness about and total disregard for the Afghan and Pakistani cultures he blundered into in establishing his personal hagiography, the immense amounts of cash squandered and stolen, and his hideously self-congratulatory one man against the Taliban madrassas schtick are just as reprehensible and repulsive. I’m thinking the Balti porter just ditched his mendaacious ass.

    That Paltrow story left me depressed. Say it ain’t so Mike Stipe. But really, daddy’s a powerful producer, mommy’s blythe danner, uncle Steve directed ET, and you decided to be an actress. Shit, that must have been a mighty tough row to hoe. Nobody knows the trouble. And is Seinfeld’s wife old enough to drink legally yet? Oh, wait, that was Shoshonna the 17 year old kid.

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  30. Dexter said on April 20, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I remember seeing a singing group on TV back in Spring 1968. It was explained how this Chicago gang, The Blackstone Rangers, had turned their intentions away from crime and towards uplifting life arts. It was , of course, much more complicated than that, as this archived Atlantic story shows:

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  31. Judybusy said on April 20, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Prospero, you stole my word that I was going to use to explain why I didn’t read Three Cups of tea: hagiography. I started it, and couldn’t get throught the fawning introduction.

    OTH, I just read “Unbroken” in record time. Hellebrand knows how to tell a tale, and this one is so harrowing. Being in the biz of psychiatric social work, all I kept thinking about during the traumatic scenes was, “They will pay for this the rest of their lives.” Trying to figure out Watanabe’s particular psychopathology was also a challenge. I learned quite a bit about WWII as well. I’d known about Bataan and the Rape of Nanking–barely–so appreciated getting all this.

    I also tried to get through The Inheritance of Rome: Europe from 400 to 1000 A.D., by Christopher Wickham, but gave up a third of the way through. It was so dense and boring, which is a pity because it was a truly great work of scholarship, and I know little of that time period.

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  32. Linda said on April 20, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    You are mixing up Jerry’s women. The wife is not underaged–she is a gal who dumped her previous husband on their honeymoon to take up w/Seinfeld and eventually marry him.

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  33. Rana said on April 20, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Sue, sadly, I think it probably isn’t a hoax. Similar articles extolling her virtues as a mommy (I refuse to dignify her with the word “mother”) have preceded this one, and they’re all about as vomitous.

    An example: scroll down to her account of a “typical” day as a mommy, which appears as part of a “GOOP” (the name for her ridiculously twee site) newsletter. As I recall, a lot of people got enormous mileage about the personal fishmonger part.

    I’ve mostly been getting a sense of the Royal Wedding through the posts about it on Regretsy. (Warning, many posts on Regretsy are NSFW.) Among those that I recall were a commemorative refrigerator (truly), a cup with the wrong prince on it, and some, um, marital aids. My mind, it has been boggled.

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  34. Dexter said on April 20, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    It’s just depressing. You say you were kidnapped by “The Taliban” just to sell some books? And, ready with all the CYA tools and instantly Viking has your back, at least for now.

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  35. Deborah said on April 20, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Rana, Sue, While it isn’t a hoax, it’s written in such a way that allows you to read between the lines and come to your own conclusions. It definitely encourages you in a passive aggressive way to come to the conclusion that Gweneth might just be a twit. I haven’t read it all yet, I’m going to save it to read from the magazine on a flight to Boston tomorrow. Another day trip. I’ll have to get up at 4am to make it to O’Hare for the early flight out. At least I get back at a decent time around 7pm, weather permitting.

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  36. LAMary said on April 20, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    If you want to see another Gwyneth Paltrow gag inducer, check for the re-run of her episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?” It’s a show sponsored by and they trace the ancestry of famous people. Gwyneth finds out that she is the descendant of a mystic kaballah rabbi and connects that with her lifelong spiritual quest. Note the little red string bracelet, ala’ Madonna, she wears. Having seen I think five episodes of that show (it’s on Friday night when I get home late and crash in a chair) and aside from Steve Buscemi, who discovered his ancestors were depressed losers, everyone had some ancestral thing that connected with a positive aspect of their current public image. Or at least a charming aspect.

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  37. prospero said on April 20, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Souvenirs. Is the groom’s brother his best man, or is Dad pulling rank? Luftwaffen or SS uniform? Some of these physical representations of the couple are singularly unflattering. Bunch of idiotic Twitish hooha about nada.

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  38. John G. Wallace said on April 20, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Please forgive me for not remember who it was had a sister in Palm Beach County who had a fire recently. It’s been a crazy day here but I wanted to post this –
    My parents have sold their condo in Palm Beach Gardens at PGA National. At first it was going to close on 5-15, and we were getting most of the furniture, housewares. Then the buyers (Canadians who bought sight unseen) wanted the stuff, my wife was crushed because we have mostly older stuff in a nice new house. Now they want it broom clean and want to close on 5-5.

    We are taking couches, and their king bed (which I assume has low mileage) and a few other items. We will have a daybed with the pullout 2nd twin, a fairly new 36-inch tube tv, an office desk, and some basic household cookware, dishes, and some other stuff. All newish and in great shape. If your sister needs any of that, I’ll e-mail Nancy with my contact info. I can help carry out the tv and daybed, and i figure i don’t need a lot of their kitchen stuff, even silly things like toilet bowl brushes, bath mats, etc. won’t know the full offering until I go on a recon trip this weekend. I’d rather see this stuff go to someone I “know” instead of waiting on Goodwill. There is a very nice glass top dining room set that wouldn’t last with my dogs and 12-year old. They did want to sell it, and I was going to put ads on CL, they wanted $250, it’s worth a lot more. I would let that go for $100 if they want it rather than deal with private buyers, the stormtrooper security guys, etc. I’ll take pics this week, but I have movers coming the afternoon of 4-27, and I’ll have access to the place until the closing. Let me know, but you’d need access to a full size pickup or cargo van. JOHN

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  39. brian stouder said on April 20, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    We have had our share of bumpy weather, lately. We live within 100 yards of a 900′ tall TV tower, and last night at midnight, when an almighty thunderstorm rolled through, the thing must have been struck by lightning a half dozen times.

    When this happens, very bright blue-white light illuminates everything for a ghastly 2 or 3 seconds, and then we get a window-rattling, wall-thumping crash of thunder claps.

    But on the bright side (so to speak), our house and the trees in our yard will probably never, ever get struck by lightning.

    And speaking of thunderbolts from an angry sky, I was clicking around on BBC’s website, reading F1 news, when this caught my eye (the text following includes a caption of a photo of two of the actors):

    3D erotic comedy Sex and Zen breaks Hong Kong record Japanese actors Saori Hara (top) and Hiro Haayana star in the film

    A 3D erotic comedy has taken the Hong Kong box office by storm, beating the first-day record set by Hollywood blockbuster Avatar.


    Sex and Zen – a remake of a 1991 Hong Kong movie by the same name – tells the story of a sexually frustrated scholar in ancient China who loses himself in the harem of a duke he befriends.

    With a plot like that, and in 3D(!) – how can this possibly miss?

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  40. Dexter said on April 20, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    McDonald’s has a national hiring day and this happens. It is too bad for all the industrious young and old folks who desperately need these hard jobs.
    This is just inexplicable.
    Cleveland, Ohio,0,6962139.story

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  41. beb said on April 20, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Nancy you raise a good point about the police downloading one’s cellphone during a routine traffic stop. I went back and read the whole article and then the comments on boingboing. As you say no where is there an example of a situation where the police would have any reason to ask for or explore one’s cellphone. And yet t must be happening if the ACLU is making a FOIA and are being countered with a $500,000 bill for expenses. That much says there is something going on out there and that the MI police don’t want to talk about it. It reminds me of these stories about border guards seizing laptops from people entering the country. If it’s not a bomb I can’t see why they would care what’s on it. But that’s just me.

    One area I could see is if the police decided that there were drugs in the car. In that case there might be a reasonable belief that there would be evidence of the crime on the phone. But that reminds me of a headline I saw this week on the blogs — that a court had ruled that a smell of pot was reason enough to search a car. This seems a bit weird but then I remembered how easy it would be to lie about a smell of pot since who is the court going to believe– a cop or a dirty effing hippy? Seems like it would be easy to cook up reasons to look at someone’s cell phone and from there accuse them of a crime.

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  42. nancy said on April 20, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Beb, I see reports almost every week on my rounds of cops tossing a car on smell alone. In fact, once a Farms officer passed a car going the other way, got a whiff of pot, did a U-turn, stopped and searched it.

    I’ve read for a while that smartphones are a big Achilles heel for bad guys, that once you’re arrested, cops will poke through your phone to their heart’s content. I’m sure it’s going on; I only want to know under what circumstances it’s happening. Probable cause, or no? And so on.

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  43. Dexter said on April 21, 2011 at 12:22 am

    When I was just out of high school in DeKalb County, I and five others jokers obtained two cases of beer and were driving around the countryside chugging it.
    We were on fumes so we pulled off the road to conserve gasoline while we killed the last few brews.
    Wouldn’t you know it, Sheriff Jim Sims himself saw us and turned on the lights.
    It was so strange by today’s standards. See, Sims had just been appointed head of a statewide drug task force or study group or something like that, appointed by the Indiana governor.
    So here he had six underage young men in a big old Pontiac, all drunk, all book-em eligible, plus for certain he had a drunken driver he could have arrested, but after he sized up the situation and he saw we were just 6 po’ boys out guzzling a few , and after he determined we were not smokin’ weed, he just gave up, took the last few beers, and told us to DRIVE home. Well,
    I said it was a long time ago.

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  44. prospero said on April 21, 2011 at 11:25 am

    C’mon Dexter. No cows tipped?

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  45. annie said on April 21, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Please, please remove the sliding sidebar.

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  46. prospero said on April 21, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    YYou Reds fans. Bud fucking Selig. Dodgers played Jackie. Reds fans were the foulest racists that weren’t Cards fans. NL needs some sort of O’Malley back, not the phony commish that thinks homee field in the WS should go to the moron exhibition game midsummer, Nobody ever imagined a stupider rule in the history of organized sports. And Dodgers are the flaghsip. Jackie, the Dominicans, you must be kidding. And I don’t mean that criminal hitting John Roseboro on the head with a bat, You idiot Giants fans. Nobody that cares about baseball thinks Selig is anything but a flamer,. And If there is a way to restore the flagship team, selig has to get some o’Malley back. Even Red’s fans have to agree, the Reds suck without the Dodgers. They were the ultimate slave town club. Cincinnati, my home town. Capital of the slave trade. No way to think Marge Schott was a decent human being, Way to go reds. Just about as creepy as the Reds. Seriously disgusting. Sometimes, people with some sort of the way we all stand up to racism. We got the Celts, we got the Dodgers, and that is not Bud Selig, He is one flaming asshole. He isn’t remotely the most interesting man in the world, My school gives the PEABODY’S. We are smarter than a mile than tht commercial horseshit. We are smarter. Take a look at the replay, Guy was so out at second it was hilarious. Fuck the Cards. drewew like chickins by morons. What is wrong with people? If you are on the owner’s side, you are a flaming asshole.

    NFL. is there a more obvious instance of labor creating riches> Seriously> How fast do the owners run> These shitheels are so full of crap, youu cannot eveb cibsuder ut, Can these aholes hit baseballs? Not in a billion years, . Really, try playing the game. You old fools. Who’s going to pay to see that horseshit? If you don’t understand the players are the game, you are dumber than grunt,.

    So much for hockey.

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  47. prospero said on April 21, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Reds and Cards fans were stunning racist pieces of shit about Jackie, How does anybody make excuses for the reds and cardinals fans concerning making the majors safe for a black guy? Seriously racist piece of shit fans. You never had a player that good. Not even close.

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  48. prospero said on April 21, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Really, what Red’s or Cards fan was remotelu that good? NFW, you aholes. .

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  49. prospero said on April 21, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Really, a Flyer character complaining about somebody getting away with murder? Really,? From the Flyers? Horseshit.
    These guys cheat like it is going out of style. Why don’t the flyers just shut shut the hell up”

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  50. prospero said on April 22, 2011 at 12:21 am

    How do the flyers just cheat thir asses off? You have to be kidding? They suck big time amd they cheat. Big time. Selig is a major league asshole. Where does this pOS get off. He’s a seriously idiotic asshole. Who does this shitheel think he’s talking about, Bud cares about the Brewers, and they suck bigtime. He is a way jackaass that doesn’t give a shit about baseball. He is a serious piece of shit. Who cares what his lame ass thinks”

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