-Keith Olbermann is a schmuck who is someday going to be more trouble to liberalism than he's worth. He named twitter "the worst person in the world" because there was a twitter account in his name that he hadn't made. He made vague suggestions that Fox News might be behind this conspiracy without, you know, asking his own network if they were running it as a PR thing, which they were. You think he will apologize to Fox News for the false allegation? Me neither.
-Old people in love are the cutest thing ever
-XKCD is at its most brilliant when it is at its most depressing.
-Weddings seriously bring out the weird in some people.
-U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan doth sucketh mightily. Ok, that's not entirely accurate, she's very good at what she does, she just fights expensively for things I abhor such as vigorously enforcing obscenity laws and going after pain doctors who over-prescribe. Also, she was in the middle of the US Attorney firing conspiracy.
On the upside, she went to University of Pittsburgh School of Law, which should give everyone out there at a third-tier law school hope that they, too, too still have a shot at becoming powerful enough to be a major force for injustice. (MEOW!)
-PETA folks are nuts.
-As crazy as Americans are when it comes to anything involving terrorism the Brits will always be crazier.
-Jim Webb is one of the few actual mavericks in politics today and it would be awesome if he were vice-president rather than Biden
And the surprise:
Some people in the Maryland State legislature are at least willing to look at the "police departments overusing SWAT teams" issue.
The relevant portion of the article:
"Delegates adopted a bill, on a 126 to 9 vote, that would require law enforcement agencies to report every six months on their use of SWAT teams, including what kinds of warrants the teams serve and whether any animals are killed during raids. The bill was prompted by the case of Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo, whose two black Labrador retrievers were shot and killed during a botched raid by a Prince George's County Sheriff's Office SWAT team in July.
Calvo has said he was surprised to learn that police departments use the heavily armed units far more routinely than they once did but that it is difficult to get reliable statistics about SWAT raids. The Senate has passed a similar measure. "
Correction/Clarification: Mary Beth Buchanan goes after pain doctors who are almost certainly innocent of over prescribing anything. Read all about it. I knew that I didn't approve of going after doctors criminally for being fooled by patients, I knew about how hard it is for the Chalicerelative's best friend to get her oxycodone prescription filled already. I didn't know that Buchanan was quite this bad.