V: Charles Koch rolls out an editorial for tomorrow in the Wall Street Journal (owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp). Honestly, I’m surprised I misread “efficiently” for “ethically.” Silly me.
Charles G. Koch: Why Koch Industries Is Speaking Out – WSJ.com
In the Wall Street Journal, Charles G. Koch writes that crony capitalism and bloated government prevent entrepreneurs from producing the products and services that make people’s lives better.
V: Two lesbians in Tennessee have their house torched, their garden hoses slashed, the word “QUEER” painted on their garage, and their insurance company is being a bunch of penises by not paying out despite their policy covering arson. Now I don’t know about you, but I loves me some lesbians, so this hurts deep-like.
Lesbian Couple’s House Torched, Insurance Company Refuses to Act on Claim
V: Well, that’s unexpected. The HBGary emails apparently reveal that the bank Morgan Stanley was hacked by the Chinese.
Morgan Stanley hit by China-based hackers: report | Technology | Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Morgan Stanley experienced a very sensitive break-in to its network by the same China-based hackers who attacked Google Inc’s computers more than a year ago, Bloomberg reported, citing
V: Democrats call for investigation of everyone’s favorite rent-a-friend law firm, Hunton & Williams. HBGary Federal CEO Aaron Barr resigns. Also, something about OpWisconsin.
Democrats call for an investigation of Hunton & Williams
A group of House Democrats is calling on Republican leaders to investigate a prominent Washington law firm and three federal technology contractors, who have been shown in hacked e-mails discussing a “disinformation campaign” against foes of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
V: Confused media is confused re: OpWisconsin. Successful troll of media is successful.
Why Does ‘Anonymous’ Seem to Be Targeting the Koch Brothers? | The Atlantic Wire
Hacker group ‘Anonymous’ strikes again–or did they?
V: Moar news stories and blagposts pouring in about Op Wisconsin. Here’s the Alyona Show on the Russian Times reporting on Op Wisconsin.
ANON Attacks Koch Brothers
Anonymous, the hacktivist group is now targeting the Koch Brothers. Yesterday, they temporarily took down the website of the Koch funded group, Americans for Prosperity. Saying that the Koch brothers actions “to undermine the legitimate political process in Wisconsin are the final straw.” Both Sconn
V: Trolololo. Someone in OpWisconsin trolling oldfags. I guess this’ll put moar of a dent in the “oldfag vs. newfag” debate about Anonymous doing things for the gudz rather than the lulz.
Scribd is the world’s largest social reading and publishing site.
V: Republican senator Orrin Hatch (Utah) calls any kind of federal health-care program a “dumb-ass program” and “an awful piece of crap,” citing differing demographic needs across regions. He then apologizes for swearing. GEE WILLAKERS!
GOP Sen. Hatch: Health law a ‘dumb-ass program,’ ‘an awful piece of crap’ | The Raw Story
WASHINGTON – Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) unleashed a string of obscenities when discussing the sweeping health care law in an interview published Monday.
V: FireDogLake is reporting that security forces in Madison, Wisconsin, are welding the windows shut to prevent food and medical supplies from flowing into the protesters camping out in the Statehouse there. Police are also clamping down on the number of protesters in the Statehouse.
Capitol Building Still Closed, Windows Welded Shut, Other Shenanigans | FDL News Desk
A bit more on the fast-moving story in the Capitol Building in Madison, Wisconsin: • Clearly Scott Walker and the Capitol police are trying to deprive protesters of having access to the building. Both Defend Wisconsin and a coalition of labor unions have filed lawsuits and other enforcement actions.
V: Drug cops find a bag of prescription weed, caught on tape discussing using that to loot and sell later the dude’s 52″ flatscreen TV, two computers, and his camera.
Caught on tape: Cops talk about stealing man’s property over bag of weed | The Raw Story
According to the report’s source, officers with the OMNI Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on the home of Rudy Simpson in June 2008, and found a small bag of marijuana and half a pain pill that he’d been prescribed.
V: Heeey, the American public has finally clawed another scrap of info from the FBI’s clutches. Here’s what they’re willing to part with: Ted Kennedy once tried to hire a hooker in Chile. Imagine what they’re willing to do to cover up actual damaging stories.
FBI file: Ted Kennedy ‘made arrangements to rent a brothel’ in Chile | The Raw Story
A recently released FBI file alleges that a young Edward M. Kennedy made arrangements to rent a brothel in Santiago, Chile for a night in 1961.
V: Some American officials finally listen to Arab groups and Anon and start calling for a no-fly zone over Libya.
Clinton urges Gaddafi to step down
US secretary of state says Gaddafi’s government must be held to account as EU approves new sanctions against Libya.
V: Unsurprising story is unsurprising: AFP president calling on political foes to condemn Op Wisconsin.
Americans for Prosperity calls on foes to condemn ‘Anonymous’ attack – Ben Smith
With the group “Anonymous” working (unsuccessfully at the moment) to take down Americans for Prosperity’s website, the group’s president, Tim Phillips, says in an emailed statement: Americans for Prosperity has established itself as a leading voice in one of the great political debates underway
V: Awesome image is awesome. Props to Jen Downs for the remix.
Here ya go. I can’t believe Picnik doesn’t have HELEVETICA!
ANN EDITORIAL: MEDITATIONS ON WISCONSIN
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. Something is rotten in America….