- No idea on the veracity of this report. But if it’s true, it’s pretty stunning. Two people were apparently kicked out of the National Archives while viewing the Constitution, for wearing pro-impeachment t-shirts.
- Snail crossing.
- “Do you have any niggers in the building?”
- Tyler Cowen points to another study on prostitution, and why it’s illegal in Las Vegas. It’s the old Baptists and bootleggers problem. In this case, Baptists, gamblers, hookers, and bootleggers.
- Drug raid in Jackson, Mississippi leads to a shootout. Fortunately, no one was hurt. Also, if you’re wondering, no, the crazy-ass mayor wasn’t involved. But there was a five-year-old girl in the home. You’ve got what police believe is a dangerous dude. He’s in a house with his girlfriend and a little girl. Yet you still decide to storm the place in the middle of the night, guns blazing. It’s also clear from the story that the police didn’t have a good grasp of the layout of the place. How in the world is this safer than apprehending the guy on the street?
- BET founder Robert Johnson slagged Barack Obama at a Hillary Clinton rally this weekend, then tossed out this not-so-subtle reference to Obama’s admitted past drug use:
“And to me, as an African-American, I am frankly insulted that the Obama campaign would imply that we are so stupid that we would think Hillary and Bill Clinton, who have been deeply and emotionally involved in black issues since Barack Obama was doing something in the neighborhood – and I won’t say what he was doing, but he said it in the book – when they have been involved.”
Johnson’s now claiming he was referring to Obama’s “community organizing.” Except that doesn’t fit the context of the quote. It’s pretty clear what he meant. And he ought to know better.