FAIR catches the "liberal" media howling about an ISIS nuke plot that doesn't demonstrate ISIS involvement in said plot. Details! They're so hard! But this is how they'll create another generation of rage-filled citizens the next Republican President will harvest. And like the last generation, they'll forget all about terrorism the moment their Personal Lord and Savior takes a giant dump all over the economy, and then rebrand themselves as teabaggers for the next center-right Democratic President.
California enacts the strongest digital privacy law in America -- by virtue of requiring that law enforcement get a warrant before compelling any business to turn over any electronic data. Alberto Gonzales would find that concept "quaint," and Barack Obama would oppose it because of "the grave threats we face," but this is America, so their kind don't get all the say around here.
Ho hum, North Carolina's reactionary state legislature imposes auto and appliance repair taxes in order to pay for another round of tax cuts for the rich. How hard would it be for Democrats to run TV ads showing some state legislator helping some guy in a monocle literally take money out of working people's pockets? I mean, that took me ten seconds to work out. But Democrats are either too "polite" to do it or too "smart" to think of it. Please understand that by "polite" and "smart," I mean weak.
Double ho hum, Notre Dame study finds a strong correlation between corporations that pay their executives in stock options and corporations with a lot of product safety issues. But don't they say stock options make an executive more invested in his corporation's success? Not when "success" no longer includes making good products -- or safe ones. Naturally, CEOs who've run their corporation for a while have fewer product safety issues. Why, it's almost like sticking around and building something lasting is, like, good for the world or something.
Right Wing Watch catches Mike Huckabee endorsing a boycott of Frito Lay over its gay-friendliness -- and remembers that Mr. Huckabee called a similar boycott of Chick-Fil-A over its gay-unfriendliness "economic terrorism." Don't people know they're not talking into the void? But even worse is the guy who suggested the boycott, who thinks we're now all supposed to "participate" in gay weddings (I bet Mr. Lane doesn't even get invited to them!) and also says that in the year 2000 we'll all be put in jail if we don't "cheer" gay weddings. Evidence of these assertions? I kid, of course. Let's never speak of this David Lane dodo again.
Finally, we check in with worker-owned co-op New Era Windows, and find them doing quite well. You remember when Republic Windows and Doors closed down in 2008 and the workers occupied the factory to keep it open and keep their jobs? (Even some Libertarians approved!) Well, Republic sold the factory to a California corporation Serious Materials, which then tried to shut the factory down again -- so the workers occupied it, again. And then Serious Materials buckled under popular pressure (which you may have helped apply, if you were reading this blog in 2011) and sold the factory to the workers, and now they're back on their feet and thinking they might be a model for other corporations. Times could get tough, and greed could see an opening to creep back in, but they're showing it can be done, so good for them.