Jack Is Still Hung Up On Losing 3 Years Ago

The Pike County coroner said several open alcohol containers were found on scene and he thinks Jessica Hall was lying unconscious in the road before being struck by a vehicle. [H-L]

Why are people just now beginning to freak out about this? Hasn’t this been going on for at least a decade? [HuffPo]

A well known member of the hacker activist group “Anonymous” reveals his identity to ABC36. Anonymous aims to make governments more transparent. He deserves a medal, not an indictment. Stepping up against rapists and those who would otherwise cover it up is noble. No, this is nothing like what Curtis Morrison did. [WTVQ]

How are you enjoying your daily dose of fun surveillance? America, eff yeah! Right??? [Wonkette]

The AP neglected to mention it but last night Jack Conway cracked a joke about the DSCC not keeping its promises to him. Because he still refuses to take responsibility for losing to Rand Paul. Fun fact: The DSCC kept its promises to Conway – he just refused to take the right advice and refused to run at Rand. And after he lost, he started going after everyone who criticized him. [BGDN]

The debate over whether the government is violating citizens’ privacy rights while trying to protect them from terrorism escalated dramatically on Thursday amid reports that authorities have collected data on millions of phone users and tapped into servers at nine internet companies. [Reuters]

So… maybe Chad Aull isn’t ready for prime time as a campaign manager. If that’s the only response he can come up with – that actual facts are not true – he’s got a rough road ahead of him in politics. And he should probably tread lightly when complaining about negative politics because, uh, hello? Is he brain dead? He’s been directly involved in some of the nastiest attacks one can imagine. [Bluegrass Politics]

Within hours of the disclosure that federal authorities routinely collect data on phone calls Americans make, regardless of whether they have any bearing on a counterterrorism investigation, the Obama administration issued the same platitude it has offered every time President Obama has been caught overreaching in the use of his powers: Terrorists are a real menace and you should just trust us to deal with them because we have internal mechanisms (that we are not going to tell you about) to make sure we do not violate your rights. [NY Times]

If that’s the rate in San Francisco, imagine the rate in the Commonwealth. Each year, one out of every three gay or lesbian students in the San Francisco Unified School District reportedly attempts suicide. For transgender students, that number jumps to nearly one in two. [HuffPo]

Again, Alison Lundergan Grimes has made her decision about a run for the U.S. Senate. She’s just refusing to tell the public what that decision is at the moment. Which really does not serve the best interest of the public in any way. [WFPL]

The U.S. government isn’t allowed to wiretap American citizens without a warrant from a judge. But there are plenty of legal ways for law enforcement, from the local sheriff to the FBI to the Internal Revenue Service, to snoop on the digital trails you create every day. Authorities can often obtain your emails and texts by going to Google or AT&T with a simple subpoena. Usually you won’t even be notified. [ProPublica]

The company behind the Air Evac Lifeteam air medical helicopter service has confirmed that three men have died after a helicopter crashed near Manchester, in Clay County. [WKYT]

2 thoughts on “Jack Is Still Hung Up On Losing 3 Years Ago

  1. The government only needs a warrant if they are wiretapping a wired landline. Since cell phones and cordless phones are broadcast using radio frequencies, and radio frequencies are public not private, no warrant is necessary. Anyone can listen if they have the right equipment.

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