Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Daily Blend: Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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College student William Kilgore, arrested for recording police officers
William Kilgore, arrested for recording cops

For the sake of convenience and not drowning my readers in music (however wonderful and brilliant it may be*), I will spread the remaining song updates out in twelve-hour increments to give other content a chance. So you know.

  • Tarpon Springs, Florida cops arrest college student [pictured] for recording their activities, then confiscate friend’s phone for recording said arrest.
    (via The Agitator)

  • Illinois State Senate votes (32-25) to abolish death penalty.
    (via The Agitator)

  • Hawaii Senate becomes the first state legislature to openly ban daily prayers.

  • Noted anti-abortionist crank Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) claims abortion is “unacceptable bigotry” and wants to form a new protected class for “immaturity” – literally, for fetuses.
    (via Right Wing Watch)

  • Good write-up about how fetishization of religion in America from an Australian point-of-view. Bottom line: We need more like Ricky Gervais.
    (via Pharyngula)

  • Columbia, SC woman hangs and burns a “devil dog” to death for chewing on her Bible.

  • Thomas Edison in 1911, speaking about 2011. Not as creepily accurate as Arthur C. Clarke’s predictions, but then, Clarke did have a 60-year head-start.
    (via The Daily Grail)

If you have any story suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments or send them in.

* Pretentious? Moi?

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