Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Once, any of these stories would have been page one

Today's morning grunt

  • Warrants Let Agents Enter Homes Without Owner Knowing

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A special type of government search warrant that allows authorities to search homes without informing the owner for months is becoming more common, Target 7 has learned. /snip The number of delayed-notice search warrants spiked nationally from nearly 700 in fiscal year 2007 to close to 2,000 in 2009.
  • Fed. judge’s ruling on concealed carry faces appeal(CA)

    This morning’s Seattle Times – the newspaper that significantly overlooked one of the biggest local stories of 2010, that being the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation’s landmark Supreme Court victory in McDonald v. City of Chicago – reports that a federal judge in California has ruled there is no constitutional right to carry a concealed handgun in public. Plaintiffs in the case will appeal that ruling to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. The Associated Press report from Sacramento, CA has been picked up by a considerable number of newspapers and is also being discussed today on various...
  • Utah "Knife Rights" Law Signed by Governor

    Knife rights?  This used to be a joke (next thing, they'll be banning knives).
  • Jeff Bezos Calls Sales Tax Requirements On Amazon Unconstitutional chief Jeff Bezos says the online retailer won't collect tax from most of its 90 million customers until Congress clearly mandates it. Although a growing number of states are demanding that Amazon collect and remit tax on sales within their borders, such demands are 'interference in interstate commerce' and prohibited by the Constitution, Bezos said."
  • Democrats Recruit Protesters for GOP Town Halls

    The House Democrat's campaign wing is trolling for Medicare protesters at town halls this week in 20 Republican-held congressional districts,  They still think that the anti-Obamacare groundswell that plagued Democrats in 2009 was paid for by Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and Dick Cheney.
I'm going back to bed ...