According to Mission Bicycle:
Not cool, Martha Stewart. But I’ll let it slide this time on account of this:
She was at the toy store in your bldg. The Mission is really getting cool these days.
She’s a genius. She can do whatever she wants.
Send her back to the clink!
FIVE MINUTES PEOPLE, THIS IS SERIOUS.
tragedy of the commons. “I’ll only block the bike lane for a minute”
imagine if someone blocked car traffic for a solid five minutes; the police and fire trucks would show up in no time.
Critical assholes do it every month.
happens with cabs all the time. point?
She probably just needs a U-Lock donation through her window.
She was not convicted of- or even charged with- insider trading. Her crime was lying during an investigation.
Martha Stewart’s also a well-connected liberal, Democratic contributor and fundraiser who was close to the Clintons before her trial, and many people regard her as targeted by the Bush Administration to prove they were doing something about insider trading.
So while her car may have been doubled-parked in front of your store, she’s still entitled to you getting the facts straight. And was her driver in the car? Still not good, but at least it could be moved.
“Many people regard her as targeted by the Bush Administration”? I followed the case closely and never, ever heard that even suggested. You must really live on the fringe.
And, while you right that she was convicted of lying during an investigation, that investigation was into insider trading. Her trading activity was suspicious enough that it is reasonable for someone to conclude that she did indeed commit insider trading — even if the SEC took the easy route and just convicted her of lying.
Fringe? I suppose so, if you think living in the Mission is somehow “leading edge”.
There’s not much point in arguing about this- I just think you’re being unfair, and it’s funny to see someone defend the SEC in a forum like the Mission Mission comments section.
My understanding of false statements charges are since it is illegal to lie to federal agents, if they ask you “so that’s everything that happened?” and you say “yes,” and they find anything that you didn’t mention, you can be charged. I haven’t familiarized myself with the details of our subject’s case, but that’s how low the bar is for that charge, in a nutshell.
she’s not a real liberal, she runs sweatshops, she used to have a line at K Mart for Christ’s sake, don’t paint her as some sort of political criminal because she got caught stealing.
If you lie during an investigation, it’s to cover up something worse.
If Martha Stewart is what passes for a genius these days, we’re in deep trouble. Just another spoiled celebrity.
I’d hit that.
The blog so nice they named it twice. (And to be clear, it's mostly about the Mission.)