I said this exact thing to Shaunda in the car two days ago.
The Obama administration is exploring the possibility of prosecuting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under the century-old Espionage Act, according to a front-page Washington Post story this morning. But legal experts tell Salon that such a prosecution would not only face myriad legal and practical hurdles, it would also set what one analyst calls “an extremely dangerous precedent.”
“This is novel legal territory. Every step involves uncertainty and virgin territory, and ideally it will be left that way,” says Steven Aftergood, a secrecy expert at the Federation of American Scientists. Aftergood, who has been a critic of WikiLeaks in the past, argues that “a prosecution of WikiLeaks would be a horrible precedent that in time would almost certainly be applied to other publishers of controversial information.”” —Assange prosecution would be “extremely dangerous” (via ryking)
East Germany is his model for how to run a border? Really?
Does the bible not state “Thou shall not kill” or are religious men excluded from that rule?
What a funny coincidence! My list happens to start with Glenn Beck!
The only thing I would need a shovel for is to bury his fat pasty body.(via savagemike)
Because thinking is so HARD
[Palin’s sneering compilation of Obama’s verbal gaffes] may be a smart-ass retort; it may be useful inoculation against a potentially damaging gaffe; it may even be a well-researched blog-post, but what it isn’t is anything approaching the kind of character we expect in a president. A simple respect for the office she seeks would not reflect itself in these increasingly callow, sarcastic, cheap jibes at a sitting president. But sadly, like so many now purporting to represent conservatism, there is, behind the faux awe before the constitution, a contempt for the restraint and dignity a polity’s institutions require from its leaders.
There is no maturity here; no self-reflection; no capacity even to think how to appeal to the half of Americans who are already so appalled by her trashy behavior and cheap publicity stunts. There is a meanness, a disrespect, a vicious partisanship that, if allowed to gain more power, would split this country more deeply and more rancorously than at any time in recent years. And that’s saying something.” —Why America Won’t Buy Palinism - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan (via ayse)
$12.85 an hour is $26,728 a year.
The ‘poverty line’ in Australia is $34,395 per year.
So help much I do can! First, speak everyone English me like I’ll make. Then, reality with dispense me like them I’ll make too! Sky from puppies and kittens the rain will, because loves Jesus me and us all guide He will in good making journalism. Clever, I aren’t?