Monday, April 09, 2012

Daily Blend: Monday, April 09, 2012

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Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI)
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI)
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker [pictured] (R) quietly enacts three anti-abortion, pro-abstinence-only bills and repeals the Equal Pay Enforcement Act to hold employers accountable for workplace discrimination. Has he been recalled yet?
    (via @todayspolitics)

  • Newly released legal memo reveals how the Bush administration ignored the State Department’s legal counsel’s opposition to blatantly illegal “enhanced interrogation techniques” (aka torture).

  • Meanwhile, former CIA interrogator reveals the inner workings of secret prisons and the torture of detainees therein.

  • Rep. Steve King (R-IA) presents an alternative to workplace non-discrimination rules: gays should just hide their gayness à la “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”.

  • Greta Christina destroys the claims that prostitution is always and inevitably akin to sexual slavery.

  • Survey: Most Canadians are nonreligious theists and religious figures are more distrusted, especially in Québec. Nothing new … though still awesome.
    (via Friendly Atheist)

  • National Review Online fires racist asshat John Derbyshire; Vox Day instructs his fellow racists to boycott. I’m sure editor Rich Lowry weeps at the loss.

  • xkcd infographic on lakes and oceans. Pretty nifty. Still can’t believe how fracking deep those oil wells go.

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