LeWho? What happens when billionaires gets persnickety

Dear Cleveland, All Of Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Cavaliers Supporters Wherever You May Be Tonight;

As you now know, our former hero, who grew up in the very region that he deserted this evening, is no longer a Cleveland Cavalier.

This was announced with a several day, narcissistic, self-promotional build-up culminating with a national TV special of his “decision” unlike anything ever “witnessed” in the history of sports and probably the history of entertainment.

Clearly, this is bitterly disappointing to all of us.

The good news is that the ownership team and the rest of the hard-working, loyal, and driven staff over here at your hometown Cavaliers have not betrayed you nor NEVER will betray you.

There is so much more to tell you about the events of the recent past and our more than exciting future. Over the next several days and weeks, we will be communicating much of that to you.

You simply don’t deserve this kind of cowardly betrayal.

You have given so much and deserve so much more.

In the meantime, I want to make one statement to you tonight:


You can take it to the bank.

If you thought we were motivated before tonight to bring the hardware to Cleveland, I can tell you that this shameful display of selfishness and betrayal by one of our very own has shifted our “motivation” to previously unknown and previously never experienced levels.

Some people think they should go to heaven but NOT have to die to get there.

Sorry, but that’s simply not how it works.

This shocking act of disloyalty from our home grown “chosen one” sends the exact opposite lesson of what we would want our children to learn. And “who” we would want them to grow-up to become.

But the good news is that this heartless and callous action can only serve as the antidote to the so-called “curse” on Cleveland, Ohio.

The self-declared former “King” will be taking the “curse” with him down south. And until he does “right” by Cleveland and Ohio, James (and the town where he plays) will unfortunately own this dreaded spell and bad karma.

Just watch.

Sleep well, Cleveland.

Tomorrow is a new and much brighter day….

I PROMISE you that our energy, focus, capital, knowledge and experience will be directed at one thing and one thing only:

DELIVERING YOU the championship you have long deserved and is long overdue….

Dan Gilbert
Majority Owner
Cleveland Cavaliers

Like I said, persnickety.

Well, that and the whole cursing them forever thing.  Like Cleveland is/was.

Apple/AT&T suits get class action status

The Associated Press: Judge OKs iPhone class action against Apple, AT&T


Every smart phone I buy ends up being part of a class action suit. I wonder how much of my bill goes directly to the lawyers?

PREDICTION: this will get settled, I and every one else who has been defrauded will get a voucher for $20 of ‘free’ phone servce from the companies that ripped us off.

Judge notes that gays are people and have the same rights as other people (despite Congress)

Judge rules federal same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional – CNN.com


Tauro ruled that in DOMA it was “only sexual orientation that differentiates a married couple entitled to federal marriage-based benefits from one not so entitled.”

He added that “the relevant distinction to be drawn is between married individuals and unmarried individuals. To further divide the class of married individuals into those with spouses of the same sex and those with spouses of the opposite sex is to create a distinction without meaning,”

Interesting. Had a discussion the other day pointing out how DoMA was constitutionally flawed (and morally flawed, IMHO). Nice to see a judge reach the same (obvious) conclusion.

‘Climategate’ exposed as mostly media-hype again (fifth time)

British Panel Clears Climate Scientists – NYTimes.com


But were they, as the skeptics charged, guilty of scientific misconduct?

“On the specific allegations made against the behavior of C.R.U. scientists, we find that their rigor and honesty as scientists are not in doubt,” said the new review, led by Muir Russell, a leading British civil servant and educator.

Apple phones lying to cover for AT&T’s coverage

UPDATE: Apple Admits To Inflating Signal Strength In IPhones – WSJ.com



NEW YORK (Dow Jones)–Apple Inc. (AAPL) admitted Friday that all of its iPhones mistakenly over-inflate their signal strength as criticism mounts over the effectiveness of the wraparound antenna design of the iPhone 4.

The Cupertino, Calif., company said that since the original iPhone, it has used an incorrect method to determine the number of bars to display on the device. In several instances, the iPhone would display two more bars than it should, providing an overly rosy indication of its cellular reception.

Apple said it would issue a software update “within a few weeks” to fix the problem for every model but the original iPhone.

“Upon investigation, we were stunned to find that the formula we use to calculate how many bars of signal strength to display is totally wrong,” Apple said in a letter.

Yea, l’ll bet they were stunned to realize they were lying to cover up a major weakness in their major partner in their main product. Why is it every phone I get ends up being part of a class-action law suit?