"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

May 13, 2011

Bits and Pieces for the Week of May 8 - 14

The noose tightens on Sheriff Joe Arpaio. "...Chief Financial Officer Loretta Barkell concerning the $100 million Arpaio and his upper echelon pilfered from two protected funds. The money paid for witch-hunts of Arpaio's enemies and the MCSO's Hispanic-hunting, racial-profiling sweeps." (with video) "I, in fact, sat with the former chief deputy and the sheriff and informed them of how many positions were out of place, and what needed to be done to correct it... And prior to last summer, they had been told every single year for the last ten years." (7 of 6)

Do you plank? (Mike)
Sad news about an incredible Hall-of-Fame slugger, Harmon Killebrew. (Mike)
These new Chromebooks, due for release in June, look awesome. (Mike)
Good ol' Fox News: Creating bullshit "Exclusive Breaking News" about vaccines, using data already recently debunked by prominent scientists and government (Mike)
Risk of another U.S. recession is increasing. (Mike)
Taliban fighters fleeing regions of Afghanistan. (Mike)
NRA vs. Pittsburgh: Guess who's winning. (Mike)
Oddity: Woman develops British accent after visit to dentist. (Mike)

Budget Mix-Up Provides Nation's Schools With Enough Money To Properly Educate Students. OMG... what will America do!! LOL! *the Onion, of course* (7 of 6)

Sick fish in Gulf are alarming scientists. Really? (7 of 6)

"...ugly spat between a huge corporation, organized labor, the White House... a Tea Party governor... in this year's ongoing war on unions... The dispute centers around a planned Boeing airplane production line for its 787 Dreamliner in South Carolina using nonunion labor." (7 of 6)

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