Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Full Review

A long time ago, nowhere near here, some Jedis lived and died but there was just one left and he was Luke Skywalker on the island on that planet where Rey found him with his thing which he threw away next to the penguin/owls that look like good eatin’ except they look at you so don’t do it. There is good and evil in each of us, and The Force is not The Force. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren has the Supreme Leader and there are no dentists in the galaxy. Kylo pops up and Rey pops up and they talk. A lot. Meanwhile, the Empire is trying to wipe out the last of the Rebel Alliance, so Finn and Rose Tico — who is sort of Finn’s girlfriend, except that I thought that Rey was sort of Finn’s girlfriend — have to go to the place to steal something or blow something up except they race horse/camels through Mar-A-Lago and then go back to one of the ships because stuff is blowing up and the lady in the evening gown saves everybody and gets killed because they now are hiding in the big cave but the giant canon is coming so Luke uses The Force on Kylo Ren and the evil British guy while Rey lifts the rocks and the foxes and everybody else goes out the back. In the end, most is lost, but all is not lost because of the children. They are our future.

2.5 Stars


What’s On My Phone?

The Wall Street Journal is distracting us with this question, and I need to be distracted because every time I sneeze it comes out “Covfefe!”

So…what’s on yours?

Case: tech21 Evo Mesh for easy grip

tech 21 Evo Mesh silicone iPhone case

Home screen image: Rooms by the Sea by Edward Hopper; I do not keep icons on my home screen.

Number of contacts: Lots

Most-Used app: Phone (for conference calls), New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Twitter, Weather, Gmail, YouTube, Camera, banking & finance apps to manage my empire

Favorite podcast: None. I can read much faster than I can listen.

Siri use?: I’ve set the voice to male with a British accent. I also tried to change the name from “Siri” to “Reginald,” but couldn’t do that without jailbreaking the phone.

Games: None

Snapchat. Instagram. Texting.: Are. You. Serious?

Uber: No. Shame on them for everything they do. I take yellow taxis, and you should, too.

Voice message: Don’t know. Don’t care. If I don’t recognize your number, I’m not answering anyway.

Weather forecast cities: New York, Beverly Hills, Monte Carlo

App somebody should invent: If I knew that, I’d be rich enough not to have a cell phone.

Innocence Project: the Police Shooting of 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards

There’s too much to keep with these days, so I will keep up with this issue — which must not be forgotten amid all of the other distractions of the T**** presidency.

I will stop reporting on this stuff when it stops happening.

From May 2, 2017: ‘On Saturday night in Dallas, Texas, high school freshman Jordan Edwards was killed when police shot him in the head with a rifle. According to news reports, Edwards was in the passenger seat of a car with four other teen boys, leaving a party, when police opened fire on the car. Initially, the police said that they fired because the car was reversing toward them in an “aggressive manner.” But on Monday, after reviewing the video of what happened—quite notably—Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber retracted that statement and acknowledged that, in fact, the car was driving away from the police. Reflecting on the situation, Haber expressed, “I don’t believe that (the shooting) met our core values.”’

Read the rest of this message.

Teammates of Jordan Edwards attended his funeral on Saturday at Mesquite Friendship Baptist Church in Mesquite, Tex. Credit Brandon Wade/European Pressphoto Agency (from The New York Times)

New York Times:
Police Officer Who Fatally Shot 15-Year-Old Texas Boy Is Charged With Murder
“As a car with five black teenagers inside drove away from the house, Mr. Oliver, who is white, fired his AR-15 rifle, fatally striking Jordan Edwards, a freshman at Mesquite High School, in the head, according to the police and the law firm representing the Edwards family.”

Innocence Project Letter About Ledell Lee: 1965 – 2017

I am speechless. I’ve worked on two death penalty appeals, and have supported the Innocence Project since its inception and the Southern Poverty Law Center for more than 25 years. Though I support their work, I often do not read about it because…I can’t take it. Hearing of this kind of injustice never gets any better.


As scary as it sounds, Arkansas has been racing to execute eight people on death row before the state’s supply of lethal injection drug expires at the end of the month.

Ten days ago, we were brought on to do everything possible to stop the execution of two of the eight men, Ledell Lee and Stacey Johnson. Both men had been proclaiming their innocence for more than twenty years, but a lawyer never asked for a court to order DNA testing to prove it. Last night, Mr. Johnson was granted a stay of execution and chance for DNA testing. But the courts denied that same chance to Mr. Lee, and he was executed just before midnight.

Mr. Lee, who suffered from fetal alcohol disorder and intellectual disability, never received the legal representation he deserved in fighting his murder conviction. The judge who tried him concealed having an affair with the assistant prosecutor on the case, whom he later married. And Mr. Lee’s first state post-conviction counsel was so intoxicated during Mr. Lee’s court hearing that the prosecution asked for the lawyer to be drug tested after he slurred, stumbled, and made incoherent arguments.

We worked around the clock with colleagues from the ACLU to stop the state from executing Mr. Lee and grant him DNA testing to prove a murder he maintained, until the end, he did not commit.

After filing multiple motions to the Arkansas Supreme Court, they decided to rush Mr. Lee’s execution last night and deny him the opportunity to conduct DNA testing that could have proven his innocence. Mr. Lee asked for communion as his last meal.

We are devastated for the loss of our client Ledell Lee, 51, and infuriated by this act of injustice.

Please join us in sending Mr. Lee’s family your condolences in this time of great loss. A fund to help the family with funeral expenses has been set up by supporters in Arkansas here (Please specify that your donation is for Mr. Lee).

Thank you for your support,

Nina Morrison
Senior Staff Attorney
Innocence Project