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There are allot of “well wishers” when it comes to music artist Busta Rhymes current court cases. Apparently many feel that there is no way he is going to get off mostly because he was caught red handed in  some of the crimes that they are trying to convict him for.

Feel free to express your opinion on the trils and tribulations of being Busta on Na Right’s blog.

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July 16, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Celebrity, Culture, Government | Leave a comment

Calling Cheney’s Bluff

Calling Cheney’s Bluff

With the news focused on Paris Hilton being released and then interviewed, I am surprised that this got any airplay, but a few places caught it (NBC and the NY Times to name a few) and it is an interesting catch.

Digg lead me to a blog/news site called The Nation. Basically the post is about how the vice president says that the office of the vice president isn’t part of the executive branch therefor doesn’t have to follow the rules of the national archives.

The twist is that one democratic (you now a republican would not say something against his own… then again democrats don’t do that either) basically says if your not part of the executive branch then why are you getting executive branch money? You should get president of congress money for your staff.

Digg is going crazy over this. I guess some of that spilled over to the blog because its got plenty of comments (84 total) on the subject.

Best comment:

So the same crowd that wouldn’t defund a FAILED WAR….are going to “step up” and defund Cheney’s office?!?!?!?

As for Cheney’s claim, though seemingly idiotic (How could a man a “heartbeat away” from the Presidency NOT be in the Executive Branch?)….he may be able to fight it out in the Supreme Court.

Consider…the Vice-President is ALSO Constitutionally…the President of the Senate, overseeing procedures and able to cast a tie-breaking vote. The President nor any other Executive Branch person has a vote in the Senate, therefore it opens up the possibility that the Veep has BOTH Executive and Legislative powers.

And the Bush/Cheney guys aren’t stupid. They can figure this as well AND figure that if it goes to the USSC (the US Supreme Court), that with Roberts, Alito, Scalia, and Thomas….ALL they need is one more Justice on their side to win.

Posted by MASK 06/25/2007 @ 08:59am

I hate to admit it, but Cheney might have a valid argument. I don’t think its too valid because he is obviously part of the executive branch and his seat as president of the Senate is only there for checks and balances… and can he even vote on anything unless it actually is a tie? In other words, when exactly does he vote on anything (other than voting on 50-50 tie decisions)???

June 26, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Digg, Government, Politics | Leave a comment

Featured Comment: by obliviousfool on 6/25/07

The Place:

Dry cleaner WINS in $54 million dollar BS suit – There is hope after all!

obliviousfool on 6/25/07
(On Digg, this comment got 109 positive digg votes… including mine)

I don’t think the guy bringing the lawsuit ever thought he was going to win. He wanted to waste the dry cleaners’ time like he felt his time was wasted by them regarding the pants. He was basically abusing the justice system to make a point. IOW, the guy is a complete d*ck.

I think this comment pretty much sums up what could have been going on in the platiffs mind. I guess he figured he would never win such a lawsuit and NEVER get the amount he was asking for, but he just wanted to get back at the cleaners for losing his pants.

In other words this was the  most fantasically stupid lawsuit I have ever heard of. I think he should pay for the court fees, pay for the cleaners lawyers, and pay for the shop owners lost time dealing with this mess. I think the judge’s court record should be reviewed, I think he should be censured and maybe even thrown off the bench because OBVIOUSLY his judgment is impaired. Even if he did this to waste time and money of at the cleaners expense, asking for 51 million (and crying because of the “pain” he was in after loosing his pants) was the most absurd thing in this case.

The runner up for featured comment in this post is this…. I can’t believe that the cleaners offered the judge 12,000 to settle the case…  holycrapitsed certainly must have felt that, out of the whole case, this was the most ridiculous item.

June 26, 2007 Posted by | Business, Culture, Digg, Featured Comment, Government | Leave a comment

Why Michael Moore’s SiCKO is a health care documentary every American must

I you want people on Digg to comment, just bring up anything that has to do with tech, games, open source… and health care. 449 comments is quite allot for something that got 1800+ votes. Usually the comments for such an article with the range of 1800+ has 100 or so comments. I guess allot of people are wondering what is right (or wrong) with the medical system the US of A has that is basically bankrupting private companies, public agencies, small businesses, and even the doctors who have to pay high insurance (and pay back educational loans). Who is winning with this system is the real discussion on Digg.

Digg Link Pick Quote:
America’s disastrous health care system is heaving the country head-first into near-certain economic collapse. Just about everybody’s either financially strained or going broke due to spiraling health care costs: the people, the employers, state governments and even the federal government. Multinational corporations are fleeing the United States du…

read more | digg story

June 20, 2007 Posted by | Economy, Family, Government, Health, Politics, Social Bookmarking | 1 Comment

Hilton Ordered Back to Jail! – TMZ.com

Hilton Ordered Back to Jail! – TMZ.com

This has clearly taken over the web. The comments on stories related to this are in the 200+ range on popular blog sites. TMZ got 1500+ comments on the situation.

And on Digg, in the comments I find out that the sheriff is a what???

By an0nymous 9 hours ago

http://www.cultnews.com/?p=2028
Well looky here: Sheriff Baca is a scientologist.

FTA:
“Baca even videotaped a birthday message for the dead founder of Scientology L. Ron Hubbard”

(Not sure how this fits in to Paris…) Interesting no??? The comment above got 206 positive votes.

On TMZ, you had some well wishers. A few get well and God will be with you sort of comments. Those were actually some of the few first comments on the blog post.

Other comments were not to favorable of Paris, including one comment that broke the page format saying, “Yes!!!” continuously in one line with no spacing.

One commenter has given you a way to write to Paris… not sure if that will work considering she went to medical probably as soon as she got there. Here is the link:

http://www.writeparis.com

Yes… someone is trying to cash in. And yes there is more:

http://www.myspace.com/throwparisbackinjail

Is comment spam going to a new level, or is it just me?

If you are wondering what she did, here it is:

She pleaded no contest to reckless driving and was sentenced to 36 months’ probation, alcohol education and $1,500 in fines. In the months that followed she was stopped twice while driving on a suspended license. The second stop landed her in Sauer’s courtroom.

Is it something that many people from all walks of life get off for, or does Paris Hilton get special treatment because she never had to live in an environment like that in her entire life?

I have no answer to that. I haven’t seen any posts that speak to that issue either.

I another sentencing related event, digg posted about a 17 year old getting  a mandetory sentencing for consented oral sex… with a 15 year old. So this was obviouslt brought up against that in one comment:

By masonreloaded on 6/07/07

Like the Georgia guy who is serving a mandatory TEN YEARS for consensual oral sex with a 15 year old when he was 17??? And prosecutors/judges/governor are refusing to lessen his sentence, even though he has already served over 2 years in jail and the law has since been changed to a MAXIMUM one-year sentence because of his case…

http://washingtontimes.com/national/20070606-112512-6900r.htm

If you wish to read through a few hundred comments on Digg (some of them are very explicit while others reallt go into detail about what is going on and where you can find more info) just give a click here.

Overall, I think in the world of the social net, this seemed to really hit a cord with people in a big way. I do wonder what the aftermath of this will be. Will my questions of “is this something that usually happens to inmates” be answered? What about what has been brought up by others that if it was a minority, they would have served the whole 45 days.

What does MADD think about this? How is this effecting other starlets?

Hmmmm…..

June 9, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Celebrity, Culture, Government, Health, Lifestyle, Opinion, Politics | Leave a comment

Paris Ordered to Serve 45 Days in Jail – TMZ.com

Paris Ordered to Serve 45 Days in Jail – TMZ.com

The reaction to this blog post about someone going to jail is amazing! (600+ comments) The first comment was pretty civil, then it just took a nose dive… overall I think the comments are more interesting than the story.

Paris, you are what we all aspire to be; rich, famous, and free. You are the epiphany of all our dreams. You do as you please 24 hours a day. Most of us are prisoners to our daily grind. We support you Paris because you bring glamour and excitement to our otherwise mundane lives. Some suffer from extreme jealousy, that is why some attack you. Thank you for letting us live vicariously thru you. Good luck.

David @ newstalk1270 . com
Cartersville, GaPosted at 7:20PM on May 4th 2007 by David Paul

Or

HAHAHAHA! Bet you won’t find that story on perezhilton.com!Posted at 7:25PM on May 4th 2007 by Steph

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May 6, 2007 Posted by | Celebrity, Culture, Entertainment, Family, Government, Opinion | Leave a comment

Why do U.S. presidential candidates need so much money?

78 comments – 497 diggs:
I thought about this but I guess the reality is that politicians throw so much grime at each other, you have to be able to throw it back. I also though this… cutkomp (78 positive comment diggs) said, “They need a lot of money because they have become little more than special interest shills. It costs money to slang more mud and buy more votes than the next douchebag.”

Digg link pick quote:

The recent fund raising totals by candidates point to what many expect will be the first-ever billion-dollar election. While the figures are astounding, the mostly private campaign finance system currently in place virtually demands that candidates raise vast amounts early and never let up.

read more | digg story

April 9, 2007 Posted by | Digg Link Picks, Government, Politics, Social Bookmarking | 1 Comment

What the hell is wrong with CNN?

Well… what’s the difference between a republican and a democrat going to Syria? I don’t know, but it certainly is being discussed on Digg right now. 242 comments so far. I’m sure Netscape is also commenting about this also since many links that show up on Digg show up on Netscape (and on Reddit… and some other places but I’ll leave that for another story)

Digg link pick quote:

Screenshots CNN’s ridiculous coverage of Speaker Pelosi’s trip to Syria.

read more | digg story

April 5, 2007 Posted by | Culture, Government, Netscape, Politics, Social Bookmarking | Leave a comment

Girl in Paris Texas prison for shoving hall monitor to go free

There has got to be something I just don’t understand about this story… how do you go to what basically amounts to being a jail, get a sentence of 7 years for shoving a teacher? Shoving? Since the Washington Post didn’t allow people to freely read this piticular article, the comment with the most positive diggs is the one who copied the article so people could read it (rune420).

Digg quote pick link:

Shaquanda Cotton, the black teenager in the small east Texas town of Paris whose prison sentence of up to 7 years for shoving a teacher’s aide sparked nationwide controversy, will be released Saturday morning, prison officials confirmed on Friday.

AMAZING. She was put in with hardened criminals! Prision extentions, sexual assalt… this is worst by far than the 2 border patrol agents being thrown in jail for 10 years plus for shooting at a drug smugglers on the run.

PLUS check out the comment by cameron074 ( 49 positive comment diggs)

“Her case rose to national prominence and became the focus of ongoing civil rights protests after a March 12 Tribune story detailed how a 14-year-old white girl convicted of the more serious crime of arson was sentenced to probation by the same judge.”

Ah, it’s nice to know that racism is still alive and well in that Texas courtroom.

I personally don’t usually scream racism at the top of my lungs but this looks pretty clear cut unless something comes up to show it isn’t.

read more | digg story

April 1, 2007 Posted by | Digg Link Picks, Education, Family, Government, Politics, Social Bookmarking | Leave a comment

YouTube – Vote Different

YouTube – Vote Different

 

Look at these stats!!

Views: 2,698,833 | Comments: 5908 | Favorited: 3823 times

25 video honors and 6 response video.

Since we here at Social Orb focus on comments… we have to say, “Wow!” at the level of comments this video post made. Of course when politics comes up (and with THAT many posts) someone is going to call someone else’s mother “fat” and “ugly”. Other 3 and 4 letter words are used as well.

First comment – Rooktoven (2 weeks ago)

 

I’m with you guys all the way! Edwards in ’08!

Other comments:

sarahfdavis (2 weeks ago)

I don’t get it either. If you had a republican talking head it might make sense but Hillary? She’s hardly big brother! I don’t get all the Hillary bashiing at all. Same ol’ crap – an ambitious woman is deceitful and shrill. The same qualities in a man are admirable. Let the misogyny games begin!

marksis (2 weeks ago)

Hardly a parody… they used the ad footage directly and did a few tweaks here and there, such as replacing the audio track and altering the image (composting) on the big screen. I doubt the ad is in the public domain. Was this REALLY put out by their campaign? I doubt it. That would be a bad move to be sued for copyright infringement. I’m assuming a private individual prepared this altered video.

wageslave01 (1 hour ago)

Maybe you really need to think about the point i made, and when the day comes when you are praying to Allah 5 times a day, you will thank the librals i am shure…. As for the “ideology of the weak”, well they are the weak, they are to scared to offend anyone in anyway, and they go against a lot of what the Bible teaches, so it’s ok to offend the christians, but don’t do a thing to offend the muslims..

Not sure if anyone went into depth about the whole thing… and I am not going through 5000+ comments… at least not this time. If you wish to see whow the comments progressed, just head over to YouTube.

March 25, 2007 Posted by | Government, Politics, Terror, Video, War, YouTube and Friends | Leave a comment