In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
Weekend Plans: Back To Normal
After about 3, maybe 4, days of batchin’ it, I was pretty much over it. Yes, it was nice to do the “play Guns N Roses as loud as you want in the car” thing for a couple of days, but the cats switched from “I guess The Nice One is hanging out in the library” to “FOOD APE!!! WHERE IS THE NICE ONE!!!!” after two days and reverting to yelling and yowling at all hours in the middle of the night because they weren’t getting the special kinda snugs that The Priestess of Bast is capable of doling out.
But everybody is now back from Canada, the kitties are back to sleeping in their respective spots on or around Maribou, and I find that I, too, am sleeping much better.
So given that last weekend was a “don’t leave the house except for a utilitarian run to King Soopers and a game night where we game-test a new one”, that means that this weekend is going to be spent playing Catch Up. Oh, yeah. We gotta go to Costco. We gotta go to PetSmart. Heck, it wouldn’t surprise me if I had to squeeze in a mission to Whole Foods and/or Trader Joe’s in there. On top of that, this is the weekend where we put away the A/C floor unit and transition to the open window until I am told that we are transitioning to the closed window. And then we have to schedule a conversation about swapping the short-sleeve shirts for the warm ones and the linen sheets for the flannels. And then we have to start to prepare ourselves for, DUN DUN DUN, The Holidays.
Plus there’s the usual trip to King Soopers for the usual stuff that you just kinda need to get. The eggs, the milk, the English muffins. Might be time to consider taste-testing the candybars to make sure that we leave out good ones for the kids rather than substandard ones. Take 5 would probably be outré but something like Sour Patch Kids would be fine.
And, of course, just settling back into normalcy now that everybody is back home and settling back into their proper places.
So… what’s on your docket?