Matthew Lyon (Democratic Republican-Kentucky). First Congressman to be recommended for censure after spitting on Roger Griswold (Federalist-Connecticut). The censure failed to pass. Also found guilty of violating Alien and Sedition Acts and sentenced to four months in jail, during which he was re-elected (1798)
This ones spirit seems alive and well in current American politics.
The other symbols on the crest seem to represent things that have value to the community, such as the theater, education (or book burning, can't be sure from that picture), and I'm guessing some local lake (though it could represent leaky plumbing or water sports, again can't be sure). They should replace the Olympic logo (apparently representing crass commercialization) with something that actually represents athletics or some other positive concept.
Better yet, find a camera in a bad part of town (or heading towards it) and hold up a sign with a picture of the Mayor's license plate on it several times a day. After a few days of this, your town is just one FOIA request from your favorite local reporter away from better data retention laws.
My thought on this is that currently they are (or may be) receiving 'donations' from Comcast and TWC, but if they approve the merger there would only be Comcast for future contributions. Also, if the merger is approved then Comcast may not even need to pay off as many of them, and not for as much. The longer they can string this out, the more they can get from Comcast/TWC. I don't see how the congressional 'supporters' of the merger have any incentive for the merger to actually be approved.
I suspect the prosecutors requested entire e-mail accounts so they could go on a fishing expedition to see who else those people had contacted regarding the type of activity under discussion. This doesn't sound like the proper method to use to get that information.
Is it possible that there were no responsive e-mails because they had been deleted by the account owner?
Great. Now I'm looking forward to Pais' next tirade about "Internet connection death panels" and how violent illegal immigrants will enter the country unimpeded via internet tubes under net neutrality.
Some questions raised by the article relating to lineups- So how was this lineup formed? How does that differ from the typical lineup process? If the police went to excessive lengths to rig this lineup it seems like this might blow up into a larger scandal. Could the police officers caught forming a rigged lineup be charged with any offenses?
Not sure if the threat of a lawsuit is the problem here, or if the real problem is that singers can trademark 3 specific words from a song but used in any context. Once such a seemingly ridiculous trademark is granted, this seems a trademark issue instead of an entertainment industry problem (not that there aren't plenty of those).
We actually do have Sprint for wireless, and although we're about a mile from a 4G tower according to their coverage map, we only get spotty 4G and decent 3G service at home. The other carriers probably use the same tower, so switching probably wouldn't provide any benefit. As much as I hate to admit it, Fios works well even if it is overpriced. And the cable company tombstone near our house is almost continuously left open exposing the interior to the elements, which probably doesn't have any positive effect on reliability. There's really no other good choice for now.
It seems like Verizon is trying to make me actually want to switch to Comcast (those being the two pathetic choices we have for internet/cable here). Seeing stuff like this actually makes me want to ditch cable and wired internet and go all wireless (i.e. no business with Verizon, but with another somewhat-less-evil corporation).
I'd probably save a lot of money by ditching cable, too- it's mostly used for my wife to watch QVC.