Christian family values attorney arrested by FBI for sex crimes. What makes this increasingly typical story a bit more interesting is that there are a few twists we haven't seen before. Namely: the attorney is a middle-aged woman, who transported a teen across the U.S.-Canada border, she had the teen engage in sex and convinced her to let it be filmed, and, of course, there are allegations of drug possession, weapons, and threats. You know there is probably even more bad shit out there, but really, the list, as is, is already impressively bad. And what makes this story even sweeter is that this miscreant's employer, The Alliance Defense Fund, "made news this week by distributing a memo to county clerks in Maryland, Maine and Washington encouraging them not to issue same-sex marriage certificates to couples wishing to wed in those states." Because gay people are bad. But not christian attorney bad, that's for damn sure.
If Obama doesn't win tonight, then the republicans will have stolen another election. But I think the margins are too big to steal--not that they wouldn't try, but really, then it would be "let's burn this motherfucker down" time. Still, the media act like it's a horse race, so it must be close, right? A: If your industry makes a shitload of money in a presidential election year only if it's a horse race, then the presidential election is always going to be a horse race. Every. Fucking. Time.
Really. Turn off the tv and starve the beast.
Update: Woo-hoo....$20 richer! Now let's watch as the democratic base holds Obama's feet to the fire and makes sure he doesn't fuck with social security and medicare. No really, they had better fucking do that after promising they would--and implying that it could work--for four years.
Panic grips India as ethnic tensions rise. Aljazeera reports: Police in Bangalore have been placed on alert following a massive exodus from India's technological hub of workers originating from the country's north-eastern states, sparked by rumours of an imminent attack on their ethnic group.
"Special forces and commandos are being deployed in areas where north-easterners are concentrated," senior Bangalore police official Vincent D'Souza, said on Saturday.
At least 20,000 natives from the north-east, who have faced discrimination and harassment in the past, have now fled India's southern cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune.
Banaglore is a huge tech hub. Now 20,000 tech workers may not be much in a country as big as India, but what percentage of workers hired to fill outsourced jobs are held by Indians from northeastern states? No doubt moves are being made to bring the ofices to the workers in the northeast, but that can't happen overnight. I assume that the executive boards look at how much XYC corp. claimed it saved by outsourcing to India, and they followed suit without considering issues that could have significant impact on performance, like ethnic tensions. This reminds me of the chip problem that occurred when Thailand had those unprecedented floods last year. Many manufacturers moved all their production to Thailand and they were shit out of luck when the floods started. Oh well.
UK threatened to arrest Assange inside embassy, says Ecuadorean minister. So apparently David Cameron's govenrment believes that they can ignore international law and violate the sovereignty of the Ecuadorean government's embassy. This should make it clear how badly the Obama administration wants Julian Assange, because you know that the this government is behind the attempt to break Assange and Wikileaks. Will someone remind me why I have to vote for Obama again?
NYC throws Anthony Bologna under the bus. Long and short, according to the Wall Street Journal (don't click or Rupert fucking Murdoch gets another shiny penny) "New York City has distanced itself from a high-ranking police official accused of firing pepper spray at Occupy Wall Street protesters, taking the unusual step of declining to defend him in a civil lawsuit over the incident." This is excellent news. I mean, if the city won't discpline these rogue cops (or are they rogue?), then the next best way to ensure that thug cops will stop violating our constitutional rights is if they think they will suffer for their criminal acts. Knowing that Tony Baloney might have to piss through every goddamn cent he has squirreled away might finally make these mooks show the kind of respect to their fellow citizens that we are due. Personally, I hope the civil suits destroy that bastard and he spends the rest of his miserable fucking life in a gutter. Sociopaths cannot be rehabilitated, so the best we can hope for is that he serves as an example of what not to do.
Gay marriage to be introduced in Scotland. Naturally, this march towards enlightenment is being "strongly opposed" by the Church of Scotland and, get this, the catholic church. Said some asshole catholic spokeswhore:
The Scottish government is embarking on a dangerous social experiment on a massive scale.
We strongly suspect that time will show the Church to have been completely correct in explaining that same-sex sexual relationships are detrimental to any love expressed within profound friendships.
You mean in the same way that the church was completely correct to hide pedophiles, motherfucker? Honestly, whenever the catholic church makes an objection about anything on moral grounds, the statement should be accompanied by a laugh track.
NYPD 'consistently violated basic rights' during Occupy protests – study. The subhead reads: Report by NYU and Fordham law schools found 'shocking level of impunity' and department that acted beyond its powers. What would be really shocking is if the proper punishment were meted out to those evil filthy bastards who abused the Occupy patriots. Not holding my breath. Instead, I am waiting for Police Chief Kelly to extend his wrist for a soft rap.