Morning Reads for Friday, June 28, 2013

I used to be disgusted, now I’m just amused. – Elvis Costello

Here:
– Like BRAG, but better. Proceeds to benefit the Tripp Halstead family.
Rev. Jesse Jackson on Paula Deen.
Nuevo Laredo, fav Atl-Mex joint, wins yet another award, that will make it even more impossible to get a table there.
– Former assistant principal and athletic director of Fayette County High School arrested for theft.
– Griffin Police Chief under investigation for illegal background checks.

There:
– SCOTUS week. Thursday’s round-up, if you haven’t gotten your quota of big words in for the week.
– We don’t want no stinkin’ trade agreement
Crash. Burn. Oh, My.
Speaker Boehner grows a… well, something.
– Charges (finally) filed against former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine.
– 10th circuit grants Hobby Lobby right to continue lawsuit against ACA.

Random Everywhere:
27 NFL players arrested since the Super Bowl. Anyone else wonder about a comparison with the NBA?
Uh, no. Just. No.
– We’ll all be Liquid Metal Man soon.
– Yes, your fancy new car CAN be hacked.
– But can you run a tab at the Mos Eisley cantina with it?

15 comments

  1. saltycracker says:

    Pro sports thugs:
    If we were concerned the oversight authorities would establish that a convicted felon can not play professional sports in the U.S.
    But we love entertainment that shocks sensibilities.

    • Ed says:

      If an organization wants to hire a felon that’s their right. Not sure what the purpose (or benefit) of an oversight authority would be.

      • saltycracker says:

        Authority: The league, their association, their commissioner.
        We know their rights. IMO, If they are concerned about their image a fast track to changing the worst behavior is severe consequences.

        • Ed says:

          The leagues already do a TON (probably more than they can) to prevent their players from acting out.

  2. John Vestal says:

    Considering getting one of SCOTUSblog’s newly-offered t-shirts, as I look pretty awesome in black….and everythng else. Might also send Harry one of the tanks…..what size, Harry? :>)

    Seriously, though, it has quickly become one of my favorite daily-check websites.

    • Dave Bearse says:

      Very worthwhile though elements were way out of my league. Perhaps I’ll view it again.

      On taxes: “Democracy is asset insurance for the rich—stop skimping on the payments.”

      Keynesian economics: “Austerity is best done in a boom, not the slump. Cutting in a slump produces a bigger slump.”

      On too big to fail: “But most of all it’s politics because it’s always about one thing. Somebody got all the benefits, then they cost all the costs. Now they want someone to pay the costs while they keep all the benefits.”

  3. Harry says:

    I see Obamacare as being a further extension of paternalism, not less. Anyway, if getting rid of paternal impulses ends up costing the rest of us time and money, then they are in fact further restrictions on our personal freedom. The road to hell is paved with good and bad intentions.

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