Quick Takes [Darleen Click]
Dana Loesch’s husband, Chris, has a close, uncomfortable encounter with TSA
He performed the pat-down which began as routine, except that he used the front of his hands. He then bent down and specifically targeted Chris’s crotch. Using the front of his hands, he pressed against his genitals and swept his hands across the crotch three times across, and then pressed at the top of his genitals and wiped his hands down three times.
Make no mistake: outside of the airport this would be considered molestation.
via William Jacobson comes an article from Mother Jones’ Adam Weinstein attending Nutroots Nation (the KosKiddie Festival of Delusion and Loathing) wherein Weinstein’s writeup of his encounter with James O’Keefe doesn’t match his own video of same. Weinstein even sinks to
After I stopped rolling, two progressive gay bloggers sauntered over to chat O’Keefe up, but the right-leaning muckraker shuffled off surreptitiously.
“He’s been working out,” one blogger commented. Someone asked the other blogger if he’d ever consider bedding O’Keefe.
“Not in a million years,” he said, making a prune face.
Class, real class.
Who will blink first … Eric Holder or Darrell Issa?
With the help of a mole, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has turned the tables on Attorney General Eric Holder.
Issa has long been exasperated with Holder, claiming that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has been withholding information on a controversial gun-running operation. But through an anonymous source, Issa has obtained information about the initiative that is under a federal court-ordered seal.
Giving such information out is a federal crime, raising the question of whether the Justice Department will seek to prosecute what Republicans are calling a whistleblower.
Why should Europe live within its means when it can tax the Internet?
The United Nations is considering a new Internet tax targeting the largest Web content providers, including Google, Facebook, Apple, and Netflix, that could cripple their ability to reach users in developing nations.
The European proposal, offered for debate at a December meeting of a U.N. agency called the International Telecommunication Union, would amend an existing telecommunications treaty by imposing heavy costs on popular Web sites and their network providers for the privilege of serving non-U.S. users, according to newly leaked documents.
Long past time for the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US.