Thursday, August 18, 2011

Daily Blend: Thursday, August 18, 2011

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Jan Cline
Jan Cline
  • Salem, WA woman [pictured] sets up weekend yard sales to help pay for her cancer treatments. City steps in and shuts her down. (You can donate here.)
    (via @radleybalko)

  • Abortion rights groups sue Texas over new prohibitive law; two anti-choice lawmakers try to shut them down. Court tells lawmakers to fuck off.
    (via Dispatches from the Culture Wars)

  • ATF agents who oversaw the epic failure that was operation “Fast and Furious” get fired disciplined promoted.

  • Hi, I’m Chuck McClure. You may remember me as the official who’s trying to put a woman away for up to 10 years because she shoplifted a $1.50 can of beer.
    (via The Agitator)

  • Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) establishes his small-government credentials by criticizing a law that doesn’t actually exist.
    (via @todayspolitics)

  • Perry then further establishes his scientific credentials (amongst far-Rightists) by claiming global warming is a scam run by greedy scientists.
    (via @todayspolitics)

  • Skeptic Tim Farley has an in-depth article on the David Mabus saga and its apparent, recent conclusion with the nutter’s reported arrest.
    (via BadAstronomy)

  • Warren Buffet claims super-rich pay lower taxes than anyone else. Shockingly, PolitiFact rates it as (paraphrased), “Well, fucking duh, mate.”

  • Six totally fucked-up ways your brain can let its grip slip on sanity.

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