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  • Today's comic is Leaders by Mark Fiore:
    Mark Fiore cartoon
  • Pretty sure supporting the troops doesn't mean bilking them for their phone calls home:
    The company — BBG Communications — is headquartered in a gleaming glass office building in San Diego, with its own sculpture garden.

    “Our service members have had millions of dollars taken out of their pockets to enrich the coffers of BBG,” said John Mattes, one of the Corders’ attorneys.

    In the last four years, more than 800,000 soldiers, sailors and Marines have traveled through the refueling stop in Leipzig, heading to and from a war zone, according the U.S. Transportation Command.

    It’s not clear how many used the phones, but blogs and emails complaining about the phones date to 2008, from privates to senior officers: "robbed by BBG"; "half our unit used this stupid phone"; "sick to my stomach thinking about how much money this company has taken from all those marines," read just a few.

  • Koch fight:
    Billionaires Charles and David Koch filed a lawsuit yesterday against the Cato Institute in a fight for control of the influential libertarian think tank.
  • Limp dick Rush Limbaugh is still an asshole:
    "A Georgetown coed told Nancy Pelosi's hearing that the women in her law school program are having so much sex they're going broke, so you and I should have to pay for their birth control. So what would you call that? I called it what it is," he said. "So, I'm offering a compromise today: I will buy all of the women at Georgetown University as much aspirin to put between their knees as they want."
  • Bad news for Mitt Romney, good news for America:
    Many automakers reported strong sales for February as Americans snapped up smaller cars to offset high gas prices. [...]

    The results show that industry is on pace for a third straight year of improving sales after bottoming in 2009 during the financial crisis.

  • Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull of Montana admitted he sent that racist email about President Obama, and that yes, it is racist. But that doesn't make him a racist because only his buddies were supposed to see it:
    In an interview with the Tribune, Cebull acknowledged that the email was racist but maintained that he doesn’t consider himself a racist and that the note was meant to remain private.

    “The only reason I can explain it to you is I am not a fan of our president, but this goes beyond not being a fan,” the judge told the publication. “I didn’t send it as racist, although that’s what it is. I sent it out because it’s anti-Obama.”

  • Unwed, born-again virgin teen mom Bristol Palin is once again coming to a TV near you.
  • Dinosaurs had fleas:
    New fossils found in China are evidence of the oldest fleas - from 125 million to 165 million years ago, said Diying Huang of the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology. Their disproportionately long proboscis, or straw-like mouth, had sharp weapon-like serrated edges that helped them bite and feed from their super-sized hosts, he and other researchers reported Wednesday in the journal Nature.

    Scientists figure about eight or more of today's fleas would fit on the burly back of their ancient ancestor.

  • Craigslist has it all:
    A husband, his wife and her lover have been charged with conspiracy to commit bestiality after using Craigslist to find a dog for the wife to have sex with.
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