News Roundup for 3/27/09

Man hiding behind desk
Stephen Pidgeon

-Headline of the day-
"Eligibility lawyer says Homeland Security shadowing him."

Crazypants conspiracy theorist meets gullible wingnut media outlet at noted homosexual Joseph Farah's WorldNetDaily. In what they bill as a WND exclusive, attorney Stephen Pidgeon tells a terrifying tale of being followed by federal and local officials in his pursuit of the truth.

What truth might that be? That so-called "President" Barack Obama is a secret illegal alien Muslim terr'ist sent by Osama Bin Laden to destroy America with socialism. Or something like that, anyway.

Pidgeon -- who's not at all a paranoid nutjob -- says that since filing in Washington state to have Obama sent to Gitmo or whatever the hell it is these people want, he's been followed by "officers with the federal Department of Homeland Security, the Snohomish County sheriff's office and the Everitt city police department."

"My only protection is to contact the people I know," says Pidgeon. Unfortunately, it seems the people he knows are from WorldNetDaily and they're just too damned insane to be any good to anyone. (WorldNetDaily)

-"Live free or spend life in prison without parole!"-
That may be New Hampshire's new state ultimatum if the state legislature has their way. The old ultimatum, "live free or die," will lose a little of its power without a death penalty in the state. According to the report, "The [state House of Representatives] voted 193-174 to send the repeal bill to the Senate, where its fate is uncertain. Gov. John Lynch, a Democrat, said he would veto the bill if it reached his desk."

So don't hold your breath. A similar bill failed in 2000. "No matter how many times you kill, that doesn't bring anybody back," said Democrat Renny Cushing, whose father was shot to death in 1988. He led the fight to abolish capital punishment, urging the chamber to end the practice "in the name of my father."

Here in Wisconsin, we've managed to do without capital punishment since 1853. Oddly, the state hasn't become a crime-ridden hellhole that attracts murderous lunatics eager to avoid the ultimate punishment.

No, it's become freakin' Wisconsin -- home of the fried cheese curd.

Go ahead, New Hampshire. The worst that could happen would be that you'd have to make up some new weird bar food. (Associated Press)

-Telling it like it is-
MoJo Blog gives us a great quote from the blog Kung Fu Monkey:

There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.

A-freakin'-men, buddy... (Kung Fu Monkey)

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