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April 07, 2015

Overnight Open Thread (4-7-2015)

Due to society and the prejudices of others the state of tonight's ONT will be weak.

Charles Murray's Field Guide to Civil Disobedience

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Megan McArdle: Rolling Stone Can't Even Apologize Right

Phi Kappa Psi to "pursue legal action" against Rolling Stone

And Eugene Volokh Analyzes Their Prospects in a Libel Suit

The Friends That Jackie Smeared

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Sonny Bunch: At Some Point, 'Jackie' Needs to Be Held Accountable

Welcome to Our Illegal Immigration Clusterf*ck

Let's see if I can summarize:

(1) The Hill has taken to calling unaccompanied children who have arrived in this country illegally "unaccompanied immigrant children."

(2) There are groups who have government contracts to take care of such children.

(3) Quite a few of these children have been raped.

(4) The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is one of the groups that has such a government contract.

(5) The administration has proposed that such contractors be required by the government "to provide access to contraception and abortion for unaccompanied immigrant children who have been raped."

(6) The Catholic bishops are objecting to fulfilling the contraception/abortion requirement.

(7) The ACLU is suing, not the bishops, but the Obama administration, in order to gain access to "documents it says will show religious organizations are restricting access to abortions for unaccompanied immigrant children."

(8 ) The bishops believe their right to refuse comes under the recently-in-the-limelight federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Twitter's Todd Kincannon Goes Cuckoo

He's been spinning out of control for the last year or two. I'm putting my money on bipolar. With maybe a side bet on lesser demonic possession.

Judge Allows Divorce Papers To Be Served Via Facebook

Yet another reason not to be on FB.

How a Bill Really Becomes a Law

The Schoolhouse Rock cartoon is the theoretical version  -  here is the actual process.

10 Things You Might Not Know About 'Anne of Green Gables'

It's big in Japan and by big I mean really big. And surprising it was also popular with the WWII Polish underground:

Anne of Green Gables was translated, although not officially, into Polish in 1912. This pirated copy, under the spurious author name "Anne Montgomery," would become hugely popular and deeply important to Poland over the next 40 years and beyond. During World War II, the Polish resistance issued copies of Anne of Green Gables to its fighters as a reminder of what they were fighting for and to emphasize the values of family, loyalty, and selflessness-all of the things that plucky Anne seemed to embody. After the War and during the Communist occupation, the book was suppressed as subversive, largely due to its themes of resisting authority and the importance and value of the individual. The book was big on the black market; the copies sold there were often patched together from personal copies that hadn't been confiscated.

Living the Mayweather Life

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Attention Morons: Website Looking For Brothel Tester Who is a University Graduate, Speaks French, and 'Is Not Afraid of Contact'

Contact Ace is you need some speed French lessons. Or a fairly passable 'BA' diploma from DeVry.

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