Thursday, October 07, 2010

Daily Blend: Thursday, October 07, 2010

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Robert Burck, NYC’s “Naked Cowboy”
Robert Burck, NYC’s “Naked Cowboy”: Future US President?
  • One might say vandals who desecrate prehistoric rock paintings are growing more petty. I say it simply fits in well with their inherent dumbshit pettiness.
    (via The Daily Grail)

  • Cool 1903-era photos of the then-hidden kingdom of Tibet.
    (via The Daily Grail)

  • Here’s one you probably didn’t see coming: California Gov. Schwarzenegger is taking heat from LGBT rights groups over his veto of a religious freedom bill that would have ensured that ministers weren’t forced to perform same-sex marriages. I wasn’t aware we needed more bills to enforce what’s already covered by the First Amendment.

  • Another tragic child death (this time borne from lack of specific training, not malice or incompetence), another push for a child-name law with a great potential for abuse.
    (via The Agitator)

  • Look, I hate youths’ pants-worn-sagging-below-ass as much as anyone else, but you may have deeper issues when you start shooting at them and hit them in the ass (luckily). May I suggest attempted murder charges?
    (via The Agitator)

  • Cool slideshow of the net worth of all US Presidents.
    (via The Agitator)

  • US Senate reaches historic levels of incompetence with 420 bills languishing without a vote.
    (via @maddow)

  • Because US politics aren’t enough of a joke already, New York City’s “Naked Cowboy” [pictured] now declares he’ll run for President in 2012.
    (via @BreakingNews)

  • Wingnut Fights: Todd Palin sends angry email to uber-wingnut Joe Miller (R) over the latter’s refusal to endorse Sarah Palin for president.
    (via Right Wing Watch)

  • As I suspected, it turns out the firefighters who stood by and let a Tennessee woman’s house burn to the ground were only following orders with many expressing regret afterwards. I had a hard time believing first responders could, themselves, merely watch on inactively as a disaster unfurled for something so trivial as an unpaid fee. I am somewhat relieved to see my hunch confirmed.

  • Insane but true: Mississippi lawyer Danny Lampley thrown in jail for refusing to recite Pledge of Allegiance in court. Always good to see courts of law violate the very statures they’re meant to uphold.

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