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28 June 2011

Idiots beg Hillary for HALP

Teenagers are asking their parents for a way to safely get in the car with a drunk driver.

Oops, I mean six Democrats have asked Secy of State Clinton for help to keep Americans safe on the Audacity of Hope, a boat sailing with the "humanitarian" Flotilla 2.  The fleet, due to start today but now appearing to be delayed, is a repeat of last year's Flotilla.  Ships that say they carry humanitarian aid will attempt to sail to Gaza and break the Israeli Gaza blockade.

The Glenn Beck Program, June 28 LIVEBLOG

Welcome to the Glenn Beck Program.  I want to go over a few stories that came across my desk this morning, and I want you to see if you can figure out what they all have in common.

First, Greece is rioting.  [video.]  These are the police in Greece.  More violent clashes as the youths throw rocks and gas bombs at the Greek Finance Ministry over the cost cutting measures being taken by the government.  They bombed a satellite truck, they blew up kiosks, they attacked police.  The protests and strikes have brought the economy to a grinding halt.  Everything from the electric company workers to ambulance drivers to air traffic controllers to public transportation employees -- they all walked off the job.   Greece is lovely today.

We told you about this two years ago.  We told you it was coming.  Nobody believed us then.  There's much more coming.  Okay, there's story number one.

Chokegate or Whiner-gate?

More details emerge about the Prosser/Bradley WI SC debacle.

Long story short, Prosser was acting in self-defense, and other justices agree that no "choking" occurred. What is also becoming obvious is that Wisconsin's Supreme Court is embroiled with more dysfunction than Homer Simpson at a vegetarian picnic.

Perhaps that is the reason that this story broke at the same time that the press was announcing Walker's signing of the Budget Bill which curtailed public sector unions' ability to collectively bargain.  That way, when people read about Wisconsin, they will also read about the dysfunctional Supreme Court which is responsible* for pushing the law forward.

*Note.  The Supreme Court had nothing to do with the publication of the law.  The court case regarded the meetings rules in which the legislature voted to pass the bill.  The court had no authority at that point to make claims about the bill/law's legality, and they made that clear in their ruling.  Regardless, presumed conservative Justice Prosser wanted to wait to announce the ruling.  This would not only relate to partisan perceptions, as the article notes -- doing so would have meant the Wisconsin legislature would have put the bill back up for vote in the Senate and Assembly, essentially re-passing it and taking the Supreme Court entirely out of public perception regarding the law.  Honestly, of everything that's emerging about the WI SC, waiting to announce their decision would have been a good decision.  Even if its intention was solely to give the perception of non-partisan whatevers, it also would have given the protesters and Dems a second chance to get their representatives to rule against the law...

Taliban claim responsibility for Intercontinental hotel bombing


Suicide bombers + the Intercontinental hotel, a popular spot for Western journalists and ambassadors.  As I listen to cable news, they say there may have been some sort of negotiations taking place at the hotel, which could provide a reason for the attack.

Speaking of cable news, they had to interrupt Casey Anthony trial coverage to bring us the Intercontinental Hotel story.  What a shame.