Daily Archives: June 8th, 2011 «

 

Wisconsin protesters: putting the “low” into “low class”

Posted by: Phineas on June 8, 2011 at 9:53 pm » 13 Comments

**Posted by Phineas A group of protesters dressed as zombies showed up today in Madison to protest Governor Scott Walker — at a Special Olympics ceremony: Dudes… seriously?? via Ann Althouse through Blue Crab Boulevard (Crossposted at Public Secrets)

 

Politico

Posted by: ST on June 8, 2011 at 6:40 pm » Comments Off

Medicare pay board is losing vital support

 

B’berg

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Facebook to Be Probed in EU for Facial Recognition in Photos

 

LAT

Posted by: ST on June 8, 2011 at 6:37 pm » Comments Off

Judges sharply challenge healthcare law

 

Feeling sympathetic towards Anthony Weiner? You shouldn’t.

Posted by: ST on June 8, 2011 at 6:27 pm » 10 Comments

Just in case you were feeling the eensienst, weensiest amount of sympathy for embattled House Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY-9), Salon news editor Steve Kornacki has a write-up about how Weiner got himself elected to office in the first place (via Ed Morrissey): Weiner’s opening came in 1991, when the City Council was radically expanded, from […]

 

Iranian official: “Retaliation and punishment are beautiful”

Posted by: Phineas on June 8, 2011 at 3:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Call it the Shiite bookend to the earlier post about a Sunni cleric who argued that mutilating prisoners is an act of compassion. In this case, as PJM’s Reza Kahlili reports, there’s an extra-special Orwellian touch, as the “gentleman” in question is Mohammad-Javad Larijani, head of the Iranian judiciary’s Human Rights Council. […]

 

Did the Obama administration deliberately wreck an Israeli intel operation?

Posted by: Phineas on June 8, 2011 at 2:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Israeli journalist Caroline Glick thinks they did: Since last week’s announcement by the State Department that it was sanctioning the Israeli firm Ofer Brothers’ Shipping for reportedly violating US law by trading with Iran, there has been a deluge of news reports alleging that the Ofer Brother’s ships were used by the […]

 

Chopping off hands is true compassion!

Posted by: Phineas on June 8, 2011 at 1:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I don’t know what we benighted kuffar are afraid of. You see, under the enlightened rule of Sharia law, cutting off the hand of a thief or whipping a fornicator 100 times is an act of mercy; you’re both protecting society from the sinner and protecting the sinner form himself! Trust me, […]

 

In a nutshell: What’s holding back our economy

Posted by: ST on June 8, 2011 at 11:43 am » 11 Comments

You betcha. Any questions? (via The USA Today) Related Reading: Martin Feldstein – The Economy Is Worse Than You Think

 

Fox News

Posted by: ST on June 8, 2011 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

Battle of the Debit Card Fees Faces Senate Vote