Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
Sorry for the light blogging. I’ve hit a wall of deadlines this week. Good news is, I hope to have some good stuff coming up next week, including an explosive new story involving our friends Dr. Hayne and Dr. West.
Why those border agents jailed for shooting an unarmed drug smuggler should not be pardoned.
Here’s a relevant 2006 essay from our likely new surgeon general on why he would vote against loosening the legal restrictions on marijuana. To be fair, Gupta is much more honest about pot than many people of his stature. But since when did a doctor’s responsibilities change from healing the sick to using the power of the state to prevent “unhealthy decisions?”
iTunes soon to be DRM-free.
Cult of the Presidency watch: “In 2003, a British colleague, stunned by the ubiquity of executive photographs in one agency we visited, remarked that he had witnessed an equivalent portrait reverence only in Saddam Hussein’s Baghdad.”
Porn moguls Larry Flynt and Joe Francis are asking for a bailout. Pretty sure this is tongue-in-cheek. Insert your own joke.