Lunch Links

New estimates from the Congressional Budget Office say that stimulus funds put 2.8 million Americans to work in the first three months of this year alone.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: government getting people back on the job is critical to keeping North Carolina on the road to recovery. It builds prosperity for everyone. This is why budgetary objections to a new federal jobs bill are misguided.

Remember the salacious South Carolina sex scandal Chris Fitzsimon posted in yesterday’s lunch links? Well, the blogger involved has begun posting what he alleges to be text messages supporting his case.

A Rasmussen Poll released this month says that 51 percent of people nationwide believe America is the world’s last, best hope.

The latest attempt to bring Robin Hood back to the big screen is evidently and predictably terrible. Why not rent the 1938 classic starring Errol Flynn instead? Roger Ebert says it holds up. Or, if you’re more of a reader, check out the biography of Flynn himself. Two choice bits:

Flynn had a reputation for his womanizing, consumption of alcohol and brawling. His freewheeling, hedonistic lifestyle caught up with him in November 1942 when two under-age girls, Betty Hansen and Peggy Satterlee, accused him of statutory rape.  A group was organized to support Flynn, named the American Boys’ Club for the Defense of Errol Flynn (ABCDEF); its members included William F. Buckley, Jr. [emphasis added] The trial took place in January and February 1943, and Flynn was cleared of the charges.

Even in his youth, Ol’ Bill Buckley never shied away from the most pressing social issues.

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