If the 2 Year Old Had Been Armed, This Never Would Have Happened: "Authorities in southern Kentucky say a 2-year-old girl has been accidentally shot and killed by her 5-year-old brother, who was playing with a .22-caliber rifle he received as a gift," reports the Associated Press. The shooting will reportedly be filed as accidental, even though anyone with half a clue believes the parents should be tried for murder for giving a gun to a 5 year old.
Abortion providers in the Seattle area have sued to stop the state from releasing patient reports to an anti-abortion activist seeking detailed information on the region’s clinics. Filing a lawsuit in King County, the Northwest chapter of Planned Parenthood and four clinics have asked for an order preventing the state Department of Health from releasing some patient information to an anti-abortion activist who they contend has harassed abortion providers in the past.
Customer Outraged! Starbucks misspelled a name on a cup. Granted, they did spell it "Vagina."
Cyclist Killed: The Seattle Times reports that a cyclist was killed in a collision with a semi this morning. The cyclist was reportedly wearing a helmet. We need protected biked lanes on commuter routes, obviously, and hopefully the Seattle Times will support that.
It's Wet, Rimmed, and Bigger Than Pretty Much Everything Else: What is it?
Barack Obama Hates Journalists: And Alex Pareene can see why:
Obama’s perception of the elite political press is that they’re a bunch of shallow whiny babies. When they are given a chance to directly question him they ask if he has “juice” left... Obama’s sarcastic dismissal of the Beltway press is basically entirely justified. They jump at every idiotic pseudo-controversy and they always hold both sides responsible for “dysfunction” in Washington. No one at yesterday’s press conference asked about jobs or labor.
Sure, Give 'em Another Martyr: Seventy percent of Americans support sentencing the surviving Boston bombing suspect to death if he's convicted. Nearly three-quarters of Americans agree that he should be tried in civilian, not military, court.
Today Is May Day: Seattle police aren't expecting much, they say, but they're prepared for just about anything. Meanwhile, television news is hyping May Day anarchist actions so much, it seems like they want the smashy-smashy. It's like they're egging people on. Because it's good TV. For our part, we'll have fixies on the ground, reporting here on Slog.