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The QuizLaw Mailbag

mailbag.jpgGot a few links in the ol’ mailbag last week which I didn’t have time to get to. Stupid real world job, and all that. So let’s get ‘em now.

First, a publicist for the Washington Post sent a link to a story about how our wonderful government forcibly drugs some folks getting deported so that they’ll be nice and sedated for their going away trip. The “pre-flight cocktail” is an antipsychotic drug that leaves some folks so conked out that they have to be boarded on a wheelchair. I can’t say this is surprising, since detainees waiting for deportation have less “rights” than us citizen types, and the Bush government doesn’t give a flick about our rights to begin with, let alone the rights of some detainees. But it doesn’t make it any less appalling. And my favorite part of the article is where it talks about how the government recruits the nurses that travel with sedated deportees by using newsletters asking things like: “Do you ever dream of escaping to exotic, exciting locations?” …I love our government.

Next up, reader Julie V. sent us a link to an awesome story about a Texas 13-year-old who’s been convicted of fraud for using his father’s credit card to order hookers as a celebration for winning a “World of Warcraft” tournament. Which, as Julie points out, is even more awesome when you look at the end of the story, which concludes with the fact that the kid’s “ambition is to one day become a politician.”

And lastly, reader Eric O. sends us a link to what he calls the “best Chris Matthews moment since Zell Miller.” If you missed this last week, Matthews had it out with Kevin James, who’s some right wing radio host. You can read about it over at The Huffington Post, and you can watch it right here (I love how Matthews is so amused that he just keeps falling into silent laughter):

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Oh classic, parroting some keyword without knowing any back story on it. Which just exemplifies anyone in America who argues politics and votes without actually thinking/discussing or using their own thoughts.

This guy is nice and loud, and probably gets his away a lot, from people like me who tend to just back off and ignore him, but he's dealing with someone who yells louder.

The story about the 13 year old and the escorts is fake. http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=64104

A sure clue would be the publishing of the perp's name. That rarely happens in a juvie case..