Life in meatspace has seriously cramped my blogging. I've posted a few things over at Huffpo, stopping to laugh at new BC head Dan Gross. Considering that he makes Helmke seem erudite, I think we are doing well on that front.
The Martin/Zimmerman tragedy: Briefly, when the story first broke, based on the reportage, I was convinced that Zimmerman stalked and murdered Martin. Seeing that every piece of reporting was slanted to specifically elicit that reaction without regard to what actually happened, I have revised my stance. Almost without fail, every story deliberately omitted exculpatory facts, doctored video and selectively edited audio. Until conclusive evidence to the contrary is presented, my take is that Martin doubled back, jumped and attempted to kill Zimmerman by pounding his head against the sidewalk. Bob Owens (formerly of Confederate Yankee) has had excellent coverage, with too many posts to link to. I am fervently hoping that we can avoid a race war, and a small part of me cynically believes that perhaps Obama thinks a race war might help him hold onto power.
A bunch of Joyce foundation shills got into a debate online regarding open carrying of firearms. Look at the up and down vote totals for a sense of what grassroots really are. Of course, at one point the CSGV had linked to the debate page since their director is one of the shills. Since we drank their milkshake, all mention of it has dropped.
Fast and Furious, a scandal resulting more than 300 dead based on the DOJ misguided attempt to pad gun recovery statistics, is still creeping along. The most transparent and ethical administration, evah, has steadfastly refused to comply with congressional subpoenas demanding details. Looking forward to seeing Holder in "pound me in the ass" prison, but we shall see.
On that note, I'd like to extend my best wishes to Mike Vanderboegh at Sipsey Street Irregulars. He's had some rough times recently with some health related issues, but without him and David Codrea we'd never have heard of this. Finally, there is work afoot to make a documentary of this travesty, and that takes money. Head over here to see the details, and help out if you can.