UPDATE: Guess what words you currently cannot search on the internet in China (Motto: "The USSR failed. We're up."):
"Blind man", "Chen" (which is like not being able to search "John" in the US) and "Guangcheng".
Why? Because of one simple blind lawyer who refuses to back down to the Chinese.
The NY Times reports on current events here.
Chen Guangcheng, Esq., is a simple blind lawyer who refuses to silence his opinion against Chinese forced abortions, one child policy, and forced sterilizations. (For the US view on forced sterilizations, and Oliver Wendell Holmes majority opinion that "three generations of imbeciles are enough" , check out Buck v. Bell. )
Republicans, who have their own plans to restrict internet searches for "abortion", "reproductive rights" and "Newt Gingrich" are ferociously supporting Mr. Guangcheng, with some advocating "the total nuclear destruction of China to teach them a lesson."
VEREEN v. RUNDLE
The opening salvo in Rod Vereen's campaign to unseat Dade State Attorney Kathy Fernandez-Rundle was fired on Tuesday when Mr. Vereen officially kicked off his campaign with an event staged with the PBA in Overtown.
If you have been in Miami for a while then you know that PBA President John Rivera and Kathy Rundle get a long like Superman and Lex Luthor, or Judges Maria Dennis and David Miller, or Newt Gingrich and...well anyone else. You get the point- they don't care for each other's company.
Also on hand at the event was Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones who beat back a disastrous prosecution by the Dade SAO. To the victor go the spoil, as it were.
The Herald covered the event here.
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