Twenty Bucks, Same as in Town: Twitter Edition
Blogwhoring. You do it, I do it, we all do it. What have you been up to?
This edition was culled exclusively from links that I've seen on Twitter today. First up, Chris Clarke at Coyote Crossing gives us a hilarious rendering of the Gettysburg Address if it was written by Sarah Palin. A must see. Sample:
I am all about America enduring, enduring into the future and beyond. And unfortunately, that is the road that America is finding itself on in this field, a battlefield, on the land border of the boundary we share with our great neighbor to the South. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. That’s a heck of a lot more than a whole lot of Senators and Congressmen and Representatives have done for us in Washington...
Susan F at Pam Spaulding's House Blend relays a sickening story about an Idaho cop who stuck his Taser up a suspect's ass and threatened to stun his balls. That isn't even the most sickening part. Not only does this story go back to Valentine's Day, not only was this done in front of a three year-old child, but an ombudsman found that he sexually assaulted this guy within the letter of the law. In fact, this sicko is back on the streets and the DA's office never pressed charges.
Radley Balko at ReasonOnline is probably the first blogger to finally get it right regarding Professor Gates' ridiculous arrest in Cambridge last week. It shouldn't be a referendum about race as much as it ought to be one about police abuse of power. And abuse is still abuse whether its racially motivated or not.
While not exactly a blog, Money CNN's website goes beyond the reform bullshit and pinpoints five major freedoms you'd lose if both the Senate and House versions of the health care bill get ratified.