learn how to be humans again?


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What a concept.


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also, our sheriffs are mostly really good guys


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We don't give them enough love.


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department of no shit sherlock


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Grossly undercounted nursing home deaths and grossly overcounted all the others.


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another thing for which i am grateful


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I can't even say how much I love Lusitano stallions. GORGEOUS.


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THANK OUR BEAUTIFUL COSMOS!


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All I have to say is better put by these people....


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this could save your sanity


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Could've saved mine over all my dead links if he'd popped up with it in time.


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if you want an idea of how big a clusterfuck it is


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You should try to listen to as much of this as you can bear. All my optimism for decency has been drained out of me, the ONLY hope is a hung jury at this point. I mean, I guess there are some legalistic vagueries that could fix it now, like the judge only being this big a jackass until the jury returns before he unloads on Binger and Lunchbox, pitches a fit and declares the thing such a mess that Kyle is legally innocent of all charges, but... this is unlikely.


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it's right about this


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Let's use the dictionary.

pe·do·phile | ˈpedəˌfīl
noun
a person who is sexually attracted to children.

But it's dead wrong in its new term for them. They are "aspiring pederasts".


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another flynn graphic


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Well, not really, but we know what you mean.


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a street artist sketched me at the grocery store yesterday


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Without going into anything like my usual levels of TMI about my condition, for good and natural reasons I have not been able to do things like go to the grocery store or pull a weed or cook my food or do my dishes without many breaks for rest along the way. But on the first day those good and natural reasons gave me some leeway, of course, the grocery store beckoned, as it tends to do when you have only the choice between instant mashed potatoes and popcorn to eat.

I was afraid it would be a scene like all the times I watch with sadness and compassion the stooped and shuffling little old ladies trying to make their way down the aisles, most of 'em not even bold enough to enlist some strapping young man to reach the Hamburger Helper flavor they want for them... or... of course... worse. Still. You know. Food. Gotta do it.

I felt the forebearance of my fellow shoppers and some of the employees. Tried not to let it depress me. Usually I'm entertaining the snot out of 'em as I make my way down the aisles with one of those little sports car shopping carts, where you can run and weave between grocery browsers and vexed men looking for THE beer and clutches of foreigners huddled to discuss the merits of one coldcut or another, loudly warning them that a maniac driver is approaching, but yesterday I was a snail having difficulty even keeping my sports car from missing inanimate objects.

It was all very slow and difficult.

And that's not even counting the ordeal of then getting my groceries into the car, or, indeed, getting them back out and into my hovel. I'd been clever enough to get a gourmet cheese-stuffed chicken breast I could just throw right into my counter oven for dinner. Prep consisted of removing the lid. Dishes amounted to fork and knife.

Still, everyone back at the store had been very nice, and the street artist in the parking lot even sketched me and my cart for free so I could show you here. So I linked you with it to the live stream of the courtroom where Kyle's verdict may come in today. You will see either the carving on the wall behind the judge while he's dealing with other cases, or a black screen, or possibly even see and hear people in Kyle's case talking about stuff, and, then, of course, if the jury comes in with their verdict, you will see that.

What I'm trying to say is that you should just open this live stream and go about your day and the stream itself will alert you to when/if something happens involving our brave and good young man. No talking heads. No bullshit. Other than Binger and Lunchbox, that is. Just the raw data.


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the courtroom has been turned into the jury room for the moment


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They are reviewing some videos on a specially set up computer screen right now. The deliberation over whether and how they should get to do this has been mortifying. MORTIFYING. However it is happening right now, and if you get a black screen at the link, they're still doing it.

Also, though, while they were mortifying me and the judge, the matter of the discrepancy between video quality on the HIGHLY SUSPECT, almost certainly doctored, and actually debunked interpretation of a very blurry shot in a video the jury has NOT asked to review came up, and the defense moved for a mistrial, not the Mistrial, With Prejudice we all have been thinking should happen, on the grounds that the prosecution did not supply them with the high quality version of the video from which that shot came. It had been made to look as though Kyle's med kit strap across his chest was the gun barrel and that he'd raised his gun with his left hand.

He's not left-handed and he'd had his rifle strapped on him all night for right-handed shooting, and this was a crude and sneaky attempt to make it look as though something that didn't happen and couldn't have happened happened.

I'm pretty sure the judge knows this, but is wanting to proceed until the matter of how the high quality video was not made available to defense until after all the exhibits were closed.

I'm not certain, but I think this will be determined before the jury is through deliberating. If the prosecutors are guilty, when the jury comes back and tells the judge their verdict before they read it aloud, if they have found Kyle guilty, the judge will declare a mistrial before they can do that.

Or give them a directed verdict in view of the proof the prosecutors pulled a fast one on the court.

I don't know. Possibly, when the jury is back in their jury room, I'm sure the lawyers and judge will be duking it out over this point and coming up with ways to prove it for certain one way or the other, and they might just ask the jury to hold on to their verdict until that is settled.

Just spitballing here, and I always think everyone will be saner than they are, so who knows? Scroll down through Poso's TwitFace feed for the finer points.


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having been a very persistent and precise droner forever


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I think Tom finally got succinct.


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since i can't cook you thanksgiving dinner


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You might want to consider some options in advance.


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the dope addicts


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In high places need some serious rehab.


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this is really good


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And all true. Very worth the half hour listen.


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some people find this funny


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Others seem to be finding a perverse, almost satanic, sense of satisfaction from it. Either way, their brains must be peas because the suffering and death from this shit is all too goddam real.


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something NOBODY can be mad at


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Just dropped into my inbox.


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