Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Daily Blend: Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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U.S. President Barack Obama
Pres. Barack Obama

Quick notes: Firstly, in correspondence with both popular (or so) demand and my increasing weariness, I shall henceforth relegate most doggycide incidents to Daily Blend mentions and reserve individual posts to only the more brazen gob-smacking cases. Secondly, I’m retiring my “Fail Quote” tag as it’s become largely redundant.

  • Obama administration fights to keep the right to indefinite detention (that Obama [pictured] said he’d never use because it’s totally wrong).

  • Boy Scouts takes a leaf from the Catholic Church’s book, tries to cover up hundreds of cases of child molestation.
    (via Dispatches from the Culture Wars)

  • Doggycide in Bennington County, Vermont: Deputy resigns during an investigation into the shooting death of his neighbor’s escaped pitbull. Details are mostly anecdotal for now.
    (via Dogs Shot by Police | Facebook)

  • Doggycide in Elyria, Ohio: Police kill an “extremely aggressive” “pitbull” by shooting it eight times with a rifle. So many questions that this one-sided police release fails to address.
    (via Dogs Shot by Police | Facebook)

  • It seems New York State has some of the worst sex ed classes ever. (At least they’re illustrated!)
    (via @pzmyers)

  • Conservative wingnuts whine about how the media doesn’t treat the Romney “47%” video with the same suspicion they reserve for serial hoaxer James O’Keefe’s bogus “stings”.

  • And finally, here are some awesome, touching and generally badass photos of military dogs.
    (via @ebertchicago)

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