Headline Roundup (5/28/10)

In the news:

  • Culture of Corruption: Joe Sestak isn’t the only Democrat claiming that the Obama Administration illegally offered him a job as a bribe not to run in the country’s recent U.S. Senate primaries.
  • Clinton, Obama- Partners in Crime? “Senior White House advisers asked former President Bill Clinton to talk to Joe Sestak about whether he was serious about running for Senate, and to feel out whether he’d be open to other alternatives, according to sources familiar with the situation.”
  • Welcome to the USSA: Census workers can enter your apartment in your absence! “What many Americans don’t realize, is that census workers — from the head of the Bureau and the Secretary of Commerce (its parent agency) down to the lowliest and newest Census employee — are empowered under federal law to actually demand access to any apartment or any other type of home or room that is rented out, in order to count persons in the abode and for ‘the collection of statistics.’  If the landlord of such apartment or other  leased premises refuses to grant the government worker access to your living quarters, whether you are present or not, the landlord can be fined $500.00.”
  • Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was repealed by a 234 – 194 vote of the U.S. House of Representatives. Ron Paul voted for the repeal, earning the scorn of The Steady Conservative, who argues essentially that conservatism means conserving ancient Hebrew theocracy rather than Jeffersonian Democracy.
  • The Green Revolution: “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is carrying out one of the biggest power grabs in American history. The agency has positioned itself to regulate fuel economy, set climate and energy policy for the nation, and amend the Clean Air Act—powers never delegated to it by Congress.”
  • The X-Men Prequel has its new Professor X in James McAvoy. The X-Men comics and movies were major social commentaries on issues like the Civil Rights movement,  AIDS epidemic, and tolerance for homosexuality.
  • Video: Is there a banking crisis? “Hedge fund manager Hugh Hendry, a fan of Jesus Huerta de Soto, takes on Jeffrey Sachs. He makes a strong case for purging the system. Sachs is not pleased.” This is a really important video for you to watch. Hendry makes an eloquent case for sanity.
  • Something fun to do with all those Federal reserve notes once they become worthless: money origami.
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