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Yesterday I noted the case of the teenage girl sentenced for having sex with her boyfriend. Her boyfriend is appealing his fine and the ACLU is contesting the underlying law.
Eugene Volokh points out this amusing and insightful cartoon about recent corporate accounting scandals.
The DC police are frighteningly incompetent. First, it took them a year to find Chandra Levy’s body. Then, it turned out last month that they didn’t even pick up all of her body parts. Now the Washington Post reports that cops may have vandalized the crime scene. Must be that their $300 million budget is too small.
It’s the start of a new quarter! Hilton HHonors members get 1,000 bonus points for updating their profile (changing fax number, email, etc.). This works twice per quarter. To do it twice in a row, just make sure that you log out after the first attempt and then log back in. You’ll be able to do it again October 1st. (Earn 8,000 points per year this way.)
Refer a friend to Delta and earn miles. 500 miles for each referral that signs up for Delta’s frequent flier program. What’s more, they’ll each get 1000 free miles with their first Delta flight. Earn a maximum of 2,500 miles this way.
A 16 year-old Georgia girl is sentenced to boot camp for having sex with her boyfriend under an “anti-fornication law” which forbids sex outside of marriage. In an unrelated development, a Sunday school teacher is sentenced for suggesting a boy write “What Would Jesus Do?” on his penis to ward off temptation. Thanks to Instapundit.
More underage drinking for the Bush daughters. I think this begs the question: why is it illegal for a 20 year old to drink? When I was a kindergartener, we used to sing a song that we most certainly didn’t understand: Marijuana, marijuana, PCP, PCP. Rockefeller makes it, Jimmy Carter takes it. Why can’t we? Why can’t we? If it’s alright for the powerful, why not for the rest of us? I don’t see any DC cops busting down the doors of the White House or the Crawford, Texas ranch to arrest Jenna and Barbara Bush. Nor should they — and not just because they’re hot.
I previously noted the far-out concerns of a US invasion of Denmark and Canada. According to the London Telegraph, we no longer need to worry about the US seizing Bermuda.
The Charlotte Observer reports that tobacco settlement funds are being used to subsidize tobacco farmers in North Carolina. Read more about the tobacco settled boondoggle at Walter Olson’s excellent website. Thanks to Andrew Sullivan for the reference.