- Not to in any way indicate that we have anything less than the utmost horror and offense for torture, but Lt. Col. Diane Beaver who once urged our armed forces to conduct more brutal interrogations at Gitmo, testified today before the Senate Armed Services Committee about her role in torturing various people. Even when the jokes aren't appropriate, we still have to make them. [Washington Independent]
- Really, it was the fault of this video, which you should not listen to at your office without earphones, that explores in great depth why the news media didn't cover the "John McCain called his wife a cunt" story. [Erica Saves the Day, Glamocracy]
- Also, studies show you're drinking more than you think you're drinking, so tip your bartender well! [LA Times]
- Oh, what you wanted real news? Fine. Check in with me after the jump.
- John McCain and George W Bush have more in common than just their Iraq, tax and environmental policies. They also both got ahead in life because they had powerful daddies. [NY Times, HuffPo]
- Obama says that Osama bin Laden is free because of the Republicans' focus on Iraq. This will likely be really unpopular among people that still believe that Saddam had WMDs and the Iraq War was necessary to stop him from nuking us.[HuffPo]
- Kansas anti-abortion protesters have decided that if they can't win hearts, minds or good legal cases, they'll just use a century-old law to harass an abortion provider. [NY Times]
- Their brothers- and sisters-in-ideological-fundie-arms are busy trying to get people not to enforce other laws though. Mostly the ones that require that California marry gay people. Assholes. [iReport]
- But there is some good stuff in the world and this country today, like the International Violence Against Women Act that Betty Makoni came here from Zimbabwe to lobby for. See? Not all lobbying is bad, people. [Washington Post]
As for the bartender story...true true.
Being a bartender myself and having moved to the land of corporate bars and restuarants that is California I can attest to the article.
Since moving here I have had a few gigs where I was supposed to use the jigger [humilitating for a REAL bartender] to pour the correct amount of liquor and pour wine into designated teeny tiny plastic wine cups.
The looks on peoples faces when they see the size an ACTUAL drink is "supposed" to be versus what is pretty normal everywhere else is pretty astounding and depressing when they think you are somehow cheating them and they tip accordingly.
Any sports or large music venue with people in uniforms serving alcohol proves my point...