Reason Morning Links: Anger in Europe, Danger in Mexico, Porn in Utah

• Whee! More money for AIG!

Turmoil in the European Union.

Narco-tours in Mazatlán.

• Obama's Justice Department keeps fighting one of the Bush Justice Department's executive-power fights.

• Return of the bride of the son of the liberaltarianism debate.

• Once upon a time, states were willing to refuse federal funds.

• "Church-goers bought less online porn on Sundays....However, expenditures on other days of the week brought them in line with the rest of the country."

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    Turmoil in the European Union.

    Merkel just needs a good massage.

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    Don't mention the war!

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    Jonah Goldberg is the spawn of Hades.
    That is all.

  • bob||

    re: porn in red states...

    After such a dismal performance last fall, it's nice to see that conservatives are beginning to get a grip on themselves.

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    Anger and Danger and Porn. Oh my!

    (if they only had a brain)

  • robc||

    People buy porn online?

    Isnt it free already?

  • Warty||

    All this shows is that conservatives are more likely to be dumb enough to pay for porn. What the fuck, haven't these people heard of puretna and redtube?

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    I eagerly await the first story reporting impeachment proceedings against a governor who attempts to decline federal stimulation.

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    People buy porn online?

    I think the implication is that they are so twisted, they actually have to pay for the gross, out-there stuff it takes to get them off.

  • GG||

    *Mark Sanford: "I don't believe in preemptive war."

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    So no hat tips for when it is just a link?

    :(

  • Jesse Walker||

    What did you send me, Jay Jay?

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    I sent the link to the Utah/red state porn. But.
    in your defense I sent it to like 4 of you guys and I might not have even sent it to you specifically (I know I sent it to Gillespie, Bailey, and I forget who else)

    However, the most important thing is that the world now know Mormons look at alot of porn, but I suspected that any way

  • Jesse Walker||

    Thanks. If you sent it to me, it's in one of the emails I haven't opened yet. I got it from a Reason colleague, maybe one of the ones you emailed...

  • LarryA||

    Turmoil in the European Union

    But the EU solved all those economic problems. It says so on the label.

  • T||

    However, the most important thing is that the world now know Mormons look at alot of porn, but I suspected that any way

    No, Mormons are dumb enough to pay for porn. Big difference.

  • Jozef||

    Re: Porn and Conservatives.

    Just proves that conservatives don't know how to use the Internet to find the free stuff. This would explain the correlation between their voting patterns and porn buying; there's no causality, though.

  • JB||

    That porn 'study' might be the worst study in the world. Let's make giant inferences from the purchase of porn online which leaves out giant variables like free porn online, porn offline, etc.

    Anyone who cites that study as anything other than an example of bad studies, is an idiot.

    I realize that applies rather well to the leftist tards at BoingBoing, but I thought better of Reason.

    Cosmos who are stupid and hate science for the loss!

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    Return of the bride of the son of the liberaltarianism debate.



    I have to say, folks trying to keep that idea alive are starting to more and more resemble the Whacko trying to keep "Orange Line" and "Kochtopus" references alive.

  • la fascitis necrotizante||

    Further stupid with that study is that it's done on a state by state analysis which means about nothing if it portends to some kind of political significance. It could probably be pretty easily broken down to counties and zip codes and then connected with other social/political variables.

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    What the fuck, haven't these people heard of puretna and redtube?

    Or xvideos, pornmix, or pornhub.

    However, the most important thing is that the world now know Mormons look at alot of porn, but I suspected that any way

    No, Mormons are dumb enough to pay for porn. Big difference.


    Ummm, only about 2/3 of Utah residents are LDS members, and about half of them are inactive, in-name-only members. So, that 5 subscribers per 1000 broadband users subscription level could be skewed heavily Mormon or heavily non-Mormon, or not vary much at all.

    Though, I suspect that something a bit more twisted is going on -- the Mormons who do use porn are more likely to purchase it because getting it free seems dishonest, and the Church lectures endlessly about honesty. They also lecture endlessly about the dangers of porn, which would lead one to believe that there are lots of LDS porn users.

  • boston||

    just a few things. The people conducting the study said that the differences werent that big. it seems to be the people reporting drawing the larger conclusions. The authors also noted that this was limited data. Also,

    Further stupid with that study is that it's done on a state by state analysis which means about nothing if it portends to some kind of political significance. It could probably be pretty easily broken down to counties and zip codes and then connected with other social/political variables.


    not much but its there.

    Furthermore, I found no
    significant relationship between subscriptions to this adult entertainment service
    and presidential voting in 2004, based on poll data by congressional district.

    Also, using the right site one can easily download quite a bit of pron in one of those 3 day trials. Which is alot better quality than the crap on pronhub.

  • andre||

    ...HHHmmmm...

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