Stream of thoughts:
- The ethics case against Charles Rangel seems cut and dry. He dodged paying taxes, didn't report income, and didn't fully disclose his finances. To quote the late Robin Harris, "gotta go, gotta go".
- The ethics case against Maxine Waters seems weak to me. As I understand it, before TARP, she had a meeting with a Black owned bank organization, of which One United is a member. Later, One United gets TARP money. But, the problem is Maxine Waters' husband has a financial stake in One United. From what I can tell, the ethics charge is weak.
- I've read and heard that it has been confirmed that Democrats are using "racist charges" as political strategy against opponents. Black Democrats and so-called "Black leaders" need to be riding the charge against this practice since it weakens the racist claim. (I'll wait until you finish laughing).
- Alicia Keyes hooks up with Swiss Beatz, a major producer, who is married. They are now married and the ex-wife is taking every opportunity to call Keyes a home wrecker. Given Beatz is in a lot of tax trouble, I think Keyes got the bad end of the deal.
- Fantasia is messing with a married man and from the looks of it, the man's wife is setting Fantasia up for an alienation of affection lawsuit. If she is having money troubles, now, just wait, especially if the wife's claim of sex tapes is true.
- A flight attendant tells a passenger to sit down and wait for the plane to come to a complete stop. The passenger ignores him, opens up the overhead bin and the baggage falls on the attendant's head, causing a gash. At this point, the attendant curses out the passenger, grabs the intercom, curses out everyone on the plane, grabs a beer, and leaves via the emergency escape chute. The SWAT TEAM goes to his home to arrest him. At the time, the attendant is, ummm, "busy."
Hello! The man gets a gash on his head, curses people out, grabs a beer, and leaves via an emergency escape chute. Is that a reason for SENDING OUT THE SWAT TEAM!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
- Google teaming up with Verizon to say that wireless data traffic should be subject to traffic prioritization makes good business sense from the network provider and service provider point of view. The provider gets faster access which may mean people want to go to their site over competitors. The network provider gets to benefit because they get paid on a continuous basis to shape traffic which is a part of their network infrastructure hardware. It costs very little to implement and monitor. I don't like it but, frankly, I expect it.
- I also expect the unlimited wireless data plans to go away within 5 years. They are getting us hooked on the wireless access crack. After we get hooked, we will pay for "privilege."