Monday, December 15th, 2008
New York governor’s new budget includes an “obesity tax” on non-diet soda.
The Wall Street Journal’s Mary Anastasia O’Grady has a column on the new developments on the CIA/Peruvian downing of the plane containing missionary Veronica Bowers and her infant daughter Charity back in 2001.
The city of Minneapolis will pay out $600,000 for the botched raid late last year on Vang Khang, his wife, and their six children. Police commenced the raid after receiving a bad tip from an informant, without doing any corroborating investigation. So Minneapolis taxpayers will foot the bill for the police mistakes in this case. If you’ll remember, the officers themselves won merit badges for the raid.
Cuil Theory might be new favorite weird Internets meme. I think Cuil Theory itself might be a Cuil or two removed from reality.
Death penalty stats for 2008: 37 executions, 4 exonerations. Half the executions last year were in Texas, and 95 percent were in the South. Make of all that what you will.
Marriage officiants in Vegas apparently have to be affiliated with a city-approved religion to perform a ceremony. D.C. has this rule, too, and it seems to me that it’s likely unconstitutional. But it’s even weirder coming from Vegas.
Party at the neighbor’s.