• Meanwhile...

    - Dick Cheney writes a book. I can't say I could be bothered to give two fucks about this. It was hard enough gathering up the interest to bother posting this. Say, about that ticker...

    ...no wait, about his concerns that he may be put on trial some day for war crimes and other general fuckery during his time in the Bush Administration. No wonder he wanted to pave things over with his new book.

    - The Justice Department cockblocks AT&T's planned merger with T-Mobile, citing many of the concerns that other people had about the merger's end result -- higher prices and fewer choices. T-Mobile was counting on being swept up by AT&T, as it's reportedly thrown in the towel on expanding and revamping their own cellular infrastructure. Cue conservatives claiming the Obama Administration is "interfering with the free market." There's a bit of fallout from merger not happening, too.

    - The U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals has held that recording police officers performing their duties in public is a "clearly established First Amendment right". The ruling has yet to be contested in the U.S. Supreme Court, where it will invariably end up being struck down in a 5-4 decision. Or maybe it won't. Who knows?

    - U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn just put Alabama's immigration law on ice until September 29, or until a ruling is made on the controversial law.

    - The HP TouchPad gets one last production run before it's consigned to the dust bin of history. It's still priced at $99, which means HP will lose money on every single one.

    Anyone missing a foot? Because one just washed up on a Vancouver beach for the 11th time in four years. The police suspect foul play -- they'd be dense if they didn't.