Monday, March 17, 2008

Dews Slow Monday...

Quite a lot going on in the world, as per its usual, but some truly disturbing news from Tibet as the protests against the Chinese government have spread to multiple provinces. Its looking more and more like China will be allowed to effectively exterminate any resistance in Tibet without any foreign journalists at this point as well:

In a sign that authorities were preparing for trouble, AP and other foreign journalists were ordered out of the Tibetan parts of Gansu and Qinghai provinces by police who told them it was for their safety."
Of course, any mention of any brutal tactics of the Chinese Government results in a site being banned in China, so hopefully we'll be added to that list soon enough.

This brutality that China has shown in dealing with dissent is really just amazing though in that nobody in the world stage feels like they can say a damn thing about it. Really sad stuff to see them commit what is essentially "cultural genocide" (to quote the Dalai Lama).

More strangeness out of Jersey as former Governor Jim Mcgreevey's driver has come forward with claims that "Dina Matos McGreevey (Wife of Jim) must have always known her husband was gay - because he was the other man in bed with them."

Hey, I mention it purely for the "wtf?" impact, not because I enjoy delving into the always strange sexual lives of politicians (in fact, I'm always reminded of the good Senator Pat Geary that was owned by the Corleone family in "The Godfather" when I think of politicians "other" lives).

Finally, the Supreme's (DC's version, not the Diana Ross kind) are about to take up a possible landmark type battle over DC's gun law, as well as possibly far reaching rules on "profanity" within media.
The case concerns a Federal Communications Commission policy that allows for
fines against broadcasters for so-called "fleeting expletives," one-time uses of
the F-word or its close cousins.

Fox Broadcasting Co., along with ABC, CBS and NBC, challenged the new policy after the commission said broadcasts of entertainment awards shows in 2002 and 2003 were indecent because of profanity uttered by Bono, Cher and Nicole Richie.
Should be an interesting story to follow, but I am not by any means the expert in this area (that would be our very own legal counsel Dewey, or "DC&H"), but will be interested nonetheless in how this all shapes up.


Dewey, Cheatem, & Howe said...

If I'm your legal counsel, when do I get my retainer?

Dews said...

right, about that....