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Belf's News Gallery 6.27.13

by Greg Belfrage
  1. Senior IRS manager invokes Fifth Amendment right before House committee
    Another day, another senior IRS official pleading the Fifth.  Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) has the right idea.  He's proposed legislation that would require federal agencies to fire employees who refuse to answer questions from Congress.

  2. South Dakota’s Definition of Marriage Remains in Effect 
    South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says yesterday's decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court won't affect the state's marriage laws.  Yet.  In my view, it's only a matter of time before state laws defining traditional marriage will be struck down.

  3. Rich Lowry: Justice Kennedy's contempt 
    National Review's Rich Lowry offers an insightful analysis of Justice Kennedy's majority opinion on striking down the Defense of Marriage Act.

  4. Support for Snowden dips, but more Americans still see him as patriot: Reuters/Ipsos poll 
    The dip in support for Edward Snowden is no surprise. The public has a short attention span. The relentless assault on Snowden's character from federal officials is also taking a toll.  Personally, I don't put any stock in the condemnations of those caught with their hands in the cookie jar.

  5. Scandal Will Cost Paula Deen Over $10 Million, Says Crisis Manager  
    Paula Deen's empire is crumbling over her admission that she used the 'N' word a number of years ago.  I don't defend her use of such an offensive slur.  Yet, I find it troubling Deen is being crucified by the same mainstream media that regularly downplays the myriad of scandals and wrongdoing occurring in Washington.  The media's preoccupation with Deen reminds me of ancient Rome's efforts to distract the public with the gladiator fights. 

  6. Funeral Home offers drive-through viewing 
    Apparently, we've gotten so lazy that we can't even be bothered to get out of our cars to pay respects to a deceased friend or loved one. 

  7. ‘Shark Week’ Kills Snuffy The Seal, Humans Overreact  
    Some think this Discovery Channel promo is in bad taste.  So, of course, I love it.