Saturday, June 29, 2013

Dumb People of the Week

The use of insignia of organizations that have been banned in Germany (like the Nazi swastika or the arrow cross) are also illegal in Austria, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, France, Brazil, Israel, Ukraine, Russia and other countries, depending on context. In Germany, the applicable law is paragraph 86a of the criminal code (StGB), in Poland – Art. 256 of the criminal code (Dz.U. 1997 nr 88 poz. 553).

In the United States Homeowner says his Nazi flag is because of Obama, not because of Jews  "Sincavage flies the Nazi flag because he believes that America is becoming a totalitarian state and not because he, you know, hates Jews."     
Stop-and-frisk program  New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was able to speak with both feet in his mouth.  Young black men were stopped more times than the actual number of young black men in New York City.

You won't believe what this guy's doing at 70 MPH "Driving along I-75 - we'll let the image speak for itself, and add that he had better not be reading "Inferno," because that book is seriously not worth dying for. Second, though, we have the person who took the picture, who obviously decided that recording the idiot driver on his right was worth becoming an idiot driver himself. Where were we on that high-speed rail project? "

Photo shows Tempe police officer texting while riding motorcycle

Lolo Jones was as good at running hurdles as she was at stumbling on social media.  Given the sensitive nature and racial tension caused by the trial, a public figure such as Jones probably should have used better judgement with the “joke”.  .....But she's probably following the really bad example of the defense lawyer.