Open thread

Grand Rounds: 2:39 is up and has the best from the medical blogosphere.  There’s a whole lotta good stuff here.

Now you can’t trust any level of government.  “Numerous federal and local law enforcement agencies have bypassed subpoenas and warrants designed to protect civil liberties and gathered Americans’ personal telephone records from private-sector data brokers.”

Look, a video from the real 9/11 20th hijackerRemember Zacarias Moussaoui?  Were we not told clearly he was the 20th hijacker?  I told you he was just a wannabe al-Qaida operative in the wrong place at the wrong time.  And you wonder why I don’t believe in the death penalty… seems to have uncovered yet another AT&T internet spying apparatus in St. Louis.  [via AMERICAblog]

This is one church that seems to practice love instead of hate.  “Episcopal delegates Tuesday snubbed Anglican leaders’ request to temporarily stop electing openly gay bishops, a vote that further frustrated conservatives in the American church and could hasten a break with Anglicans worldwide.”

Today is in fact the longest day of the year.  Sadly, it really isn’t the first day of summer (that’s just ignorant Americans making up shit).

I’m trying to avoid more talk of Ann Coulter, but I can’t help but share this.  It’s too wonderfully excellent to keep to myself.  Go read Mike Argento’s article about how Coulter got the science all wrong—among other things.  It’s very good and very entertaining, and it actually contains the truth and logic Ann couldn’t muster for her latest mess of a book.

A couple of quotes from veterans regarding flag burning.  I’ll second that: Hear, hear!  There are more quotes at the link in that article.

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