April 10th, 2012

David Simon ~ Omar Disapproves
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Ladies and gentlemen...George Zimmerman, unfiltered.

CONTEXT: On Monday evening George Zimmerman created a website for himself in order to solicit donations to support his "living expenses and legal defense." The first two photos featured on therealgeorgezimmerman.com were a vandalized black cultural center at Ohio State University and another photo from a rally held by Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones. The validity of the website has been confirmed by Zimmerman's attorneys, CNN, NBC, CBS and most recently, Fox News

Today, George Zimmerman's attorneys quit.
"As of now we are withdrawing as counsel for Mr. Zimmerman," Craig Sonner, one of his attorneys, told reporters outside the Seminole County Courthhouse in Sanford, Fla. "We've lost contact with him. Up to this point, we've had contact with him everyday. He's gone on his own. I'm not sure what he's doing or who he's talking to, but at this point we're withdrawing as counsel. If he wants us to come back as counsel, he will contact us." ... "We learned that he had called Sean Hannity of Fox News directly — not through us," Uhrig said. "We believe that he spoke directly with Sean off the record and [Hannity's] not even willing to tell us what our client told him."

Hillary Clinton thanks the creators of the "Texts from Hillary" meme

This is Secretary Clinton's personal favorite in the recent meme.

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Hillary Clinton met with the two men who were responsible for the creation of the "Texts from Hillary" meme. n less than a week, the blog "Texts from Hillary" has become an online sensation, boosting Clinton's public image in the process. As Benjy Sarlin of TPM wrote, "When she was running for the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton was parodied as drab and calculated, especially compared with young and vigorous Barack Obama and winking and fresh-faced Sarah Palin. Now, she’s fueling Internet jokes based on her own brand of badass cool." Stacy Lambe and Adam Smith, the two guys behind the site, said they received an email from a member of Clinton's staff on Monday afternoon, out of the blue. "We didn't even believe it at first," said Smith. "Stacy and I IMed each other at the same time, basically saying, 'Oh my god, this email!'"

The staffer invited them over to the State Department, saying the secretary loved the site and wanted to meet them. Her staff also submitted Clinton's own idea for a post to the site, which went up on Tuesday. In it, Clinton calls out Smith and Lambe for their creation (and makes a scrunchie joke). Smith said that the submission was from the Clinton herself -- although she may have had some help on it -- and that they talked about it with her at the meeting. She told them that her favorite post was the one with Ryan Gosling.

"Her staff is a delight," said Lambe. "Everybody was really nice and really excited about what's happened over the past few days. Of course, Hillary Clinton thought it was hilarious and had a good laugh and was very nice and welcome -- and very generous to take a few minutes of her time to take some photos with us." In fact, Clinton suggested that the three of them pose in the photos with their blackberries, checking their text messages. She even whipped out her famous sunglasses. "I would just say that her meeting with us proves the point that we were trying to make with the site," said Smith. Clinton also gave each of them signed copies of her "Texts from Hillary" submission. Smith's signed copy, on which Clinton signed her name "Hillz." Source.