The boys from Obama’s Washington are busting down doors of bloggers, searching for the person who leaked their ridiculous (and embarrassing) directive on post-Captain Underpants security “improvements”. The New York Times has, again and again, revealed secret programs of the United States war against terror, but since that “war” is laughed at (Captain Underpants’ attempt to bring down a plane was a joke, for instance, and no threat to any American, so long as he wasn’t on the plane), the Times gets Pulitzers. Of course, they did that under the Cheney-Bush regime. Under the Messiah, the troopers are on the prowl.
UPDATE: TSA can’t stand the heat, drops the subpoenas. Again, where are the subpoenas when the New York Times decides to destroy a secret program by exposing it?
9th Circuit upholds dismissal of class action suit against Apple.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District affirmed a 2008 decision by a California district court to dismiss a long-running lawsuit that claimed iPods endangered users’ hearing. iPods, said the original 2006 lawsuit — which eventually boasted three plaintiffs and sought class-action status — were defective because they could play music at unsafe volumes above 115 decibels (dB).
The district court disagreed, saying that any dangers of hearing loss from playing music too loud were “obvious” and “unavoidable.”
For those of you who aren’t avid readers of 9th Circuit decisions, to appreciate this story you need only know that “obvious” and “unavoidable” are terms never before seen in its decisions.
58% of Americans support waterboarding Captain Underpants to get information on his terrorist pals. Oh, the humanity! By the way, if you excluded New York, Massachusetts and California from that poll the numbers would probably be around 98%. Can you say, “shrinking base”?
A botched murder-suicide at 100 Sterling Road. Tax records show owner as 100 Sterling LLC but no such entity filed with the state. 20-room house on 37 acres, so not, presumably, some backwoods family like the Fountains.
UPDATE: Reader says house belongs to S. Donald Sussman, of Paloma Funds
UPDATE: Confirmed via Google and Huffington Post campaign donor pages
Once married to Laurie Tisch – since divorced
To be sure, just because Mr. Sussman owns the house doesn’t mean either he or his child was involved – someone could be staying at the house, for instance, which is possible given the holiday season. More as we learn more.
UPDATE Again: Now (1:05) Greenwich Time accompanies the story with a GHS yearbook photo of a young woman named Amanda Dobrzanski.
And now (2:30) a reader says Greenwich Post is saying Adam Dobrzanski has been arrested House guest? Employee? Don’t know. Tragic either way.
Final Update: It was the gardener. My friend and most excellent reporter Teri Buhl has an article in GT on the owner of the house, Donald Sussman. There is also more information on the poor young girl who was murdered, but I find that too depressing to link to.
Waterbury funeral home cremates wrong corpse, substitutes another for the wake. That’s the trouble with open casket viewings – some smart-ass always complains that Mama doesn’t look the same.