How’s it going? I hope your Saturday is going well. We’re stuck in Long Beach all day as the 405 has been shut down, so it looks like another fun weekend of housework for me. Oh well, here are the links.
- In my continuing effort to bring every story I find involving (cute) war animals, here is a slideshow from Mother Jones showing ACTUAL Seals that work for the Navy, as well as Dolphins and other aquatic life protecting ‘merica.
- Speaking of National Security ™, it seems as if we killed another Al Qaeda dude. Good to see that we are getting around to stuff that we should have done 10 years ago. Maybe we’ll have full employment by 2018 (HA!).
- Some ingenious and enterprising lawyer foreclosed on Bank of America after they fraudulently harassed his client and refused to pay her damages.
- I mentioned Ralph Reed briefly yesterday and only linked to his wikipedia page. You should check out some recent news on his “Faith and Freedom” conference. Alex Gibney also has an awesome documentary on his efforts to make money off of casinos while simultaneously making money off of evangelicals who he told were fighting the good fight against gambling .
- Did you ever watch Oz and wonder what it would be like if that show took place in a delightful tropical paradise? Well head on over to Venezuela where the NY Times details a prison where the inmates spend their time killing each other with automatic weapons, smoking crack, and banging anything with a pulse. Oh and they have a pool.
- Think Progress has an article detailing the logical rise of the anti-contraception movement that has gained strength with the recent successes that the anti-abortion movement has had as of late in changing state law.
- And while we are on the subject of morality and issues of life and death, William Saletan ads a personal touch to his article on the right to die and Jack Kevorkian.
- Salon has an article basically pointing out that American’s do not know how to drink beer. As someone who was in a pub last St. Patrick’s Day watching people order Coors Light en masse, this accusation about beer ignorance seems about right.
- Also at Salon, Glenn Greenwald collected many glaring instances where the Washington Post begged for political elites to be spared the harsh judicial punishments that society gleefully forces on the this country’s underclass.
- Some pranksters stole the Governor of Maine’s stupid “open for business” sign and have sent the ransom note to Maine’s only celebrity; Stephen King.
Have a great rest of the weekend, I’m gonna resume my staring contest with my cat.