The FCC's Threat to Internet Freedom - WSJ Online
'Net neutrality' sounds nice, but the Web is working fine now. The new rules will inhibit investment, deter innovation and create a billable-hours bonanza for lawyers.********
For The First Time Since Its Passage, Majority Of Americans Think Obamacare Will Be Repealed - Say Anything Blog
For the first time since Democrats in Congress passed the health care bill in March, a majority of U.S. voters believe the measure is likely to be repealed.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is at least somewhat likely that the health care plan will be repealed. Thirty-three percent (33%) view repeal as unlikely. Those figures include 16% who believe repeal is Very Likely and 5% who believe it is Not at All Likely.
2010's Most Maddening Wasteful Government Projects - Yid With Lid
Did you know that the Department of Veterans Affairs spends $175 million every year to maintain hundreds of buildings it does not use, including a pink, octagonal monkey house in Dayton, Ohio ? How about the City of Shreveport who was told they weren't spending their stimulus money fast enough so they hired contractors at a price of $1.5 million (15x the normal price) for mold remediation at Wilkinson Terrace, a development they intend to demolish. The National Science foundation gave Professor Bonnie Nardi $100,000 to analyze and understand the ways in which players of World of Warcraft collaborate.********
These are just some of the really stupid ways the federal government has wasted your money in 2010. This morning, Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) today released a new oversight report, “Wastebook 2010”
Read Our Lips - No Votes Until Tax Rates And The Budget Resolution Are Passed - Legal Insurrection
Need a Job? Narc on Parking Meter Sketches! - American Princess
Need extra cash for the holidays? Turns out you can make $8.50 an hour selling out fellow Chicagoans who've overstayed their welcome at the city's parking meters.
Assange: ‘The Worst Sex Ever’- The Other McCain
The Guardian publishes an extensive account of the two Swedish women’s sexual assault accusations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange:********
That evening, Miss A held a party at her flat. One of her friends, “Monica”, later told police that during the party Miss A had told her about the ripped condom and unprotected sex. Another friend told police that during the evening Miss A told her she had had “the worst sex ever” with Assange: “Not only had it been the world’s worst screw, it had also been violent.”
Muslim Immigrants Get Santa Cancelled in Minnesota - Gateway Pundit
Santa Claus, as portrayed by Dennis Jackson, won’t be visiting students at the Head Start classes in St. Peter this year.
Jackson has made appearances the past four years at the classes for students who need help preparing for school, but this year officials said, “No, no, no.”
The reason: The classes have many immigrant children who don’t celebrate Christmas, says the Mankato Free Press.
Santa’s a little frosted, the paper says.
It kind of burnt me up,” he said.
The official explanation from Chris Marben, who coordinates regional Head Start programs through Mankato-based Minnesota Valley Action Council: “We have Somali families in the program. We’re respecting the wishes of families in the program.”
She didn’t say how many objections were made, but said more than one would be enough to cancel Santa…
Jackson said he’s played Santa with children from other cultures before and they were fully comfortable with him. He said it’s their parents who are being unreasonable.
“They’re not respecting the majority,” he said. “My feeling is (objecting parents) can take their kids out of class for half an hour and let the other kids enjoy it. They should sacrifice, not rule.”