Never Underestimate the Power of Human Stupidity

In a move that demonstrates both political cynicism and the difficulty of true anonymity on the Internet, the people behind the website Stop Sexual Predators (the site that first publicized the emails, innocuous compared to the messages revealed later, from then-Congressman Mark Foley to former Congressional pages) have been revealed. At least, their computers have. […]

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Wild Bill at the Passionate America blog got an email from attorney Stephen Jones, on behalf of former Congressional Page and infamous prankster Jordan Edmund. While this may be an “Oh, crap!” moment for Bill and his family, it’s a chance for me to engage in a little translation of lawyer-speak to ordinary English: Dear […]

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We now know about some suggestive e-mails, some explicit instant messages, a long history of close contact with the Page program (including one alleged instance of showing up drunk at the Page residence) – so question One is, did Foley actually have sex with any of these pages or was he just chasing wild geese? […]

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By now the entire world knows that Former Congressman Mark Foley sent sexually explicit email and instant messages to former Congressional pages. When he knew he was about to be exposed, he resigned and checked himself into rehab. His once-promising career is over. His reputation is destroyed. He may even face criminal charges – although […]

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When a burglar breaks into a house, is it the fault of the thief, or the fault of the homeowner for having insufficient security? Or maybe, just maybe, is it both? The Crime The good folks at RedState rightly condemn two recent episodes in which Democratic operatives have broken into supposedly secure areas of political […]

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Consumerist reports that – suprise! – Cingular continues to find new ways to screw its customers. Beckie is a reader who started out with a cell phone from a small company that got bought by AT&T. As you well know, AT&T was bought by Cingular. A few months later, Beckie received a letter from Cingular […]

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Several months ago, I noted that the Florida Bar had decided to burn witches – urm, prohibit the mining of metadata. Doing some metadata research today, I finally found the real reason the Bar acted so strongly – one of the members of the Board of Governors got suckered. One Florida lawyer was quite upset […]

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Who’s the latest victim in the Democrats’ war on the “Republican Culture of Corruption” in D.C.? Louisiana Democrat William Jefferson, who was caught on videotape taking a $100,000 bribe from undercover agents. Most of the money was later found in the freezer of his Washington home. Astute readers will recall that this is the same […]

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Riding in a vehicle operated by anyone in the Kennedy clan continues to be a serious hazard to public safety and public morals. U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, son of the notoriously lethal driver Ted Kennedy, crashed into a barricade at the Capitol Building sometime around 3.a.m Thursday. The two officials said officers at the scene […]

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