Skip to main content

  • Today's comic is The wonderful world of Walmart by Matt Bors:
    Comic by Matt Bors - The wonderful world of Walmart
  • Our top story tonight: Yasir Arafat is still dead.
  • Pretty sure this was the moment we lost the right to ever take ourselves seriously as a country:
    In a secret project recently discovered, the United States planned to blow up the moon with a nuclear bomb in the 1950s as a display of the country’s strength during the Cold War space race.

    The secret project, called “A Study of Lunar Research Flights”, as well as “Project A119” was never carried out but initially intended to intimidate the Soviet Union after their launch of the first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, which demonstrated their technological power, the Daily Mail reports.

    The sight of a magnificent nuclear flash from Earth was meant to terrify the Soviet Union and boost US confidence, physicist Leonard Reiffel, 85, told the Associated Press. The nuclear device would have been launched from a missile from an unknown location. It would have ignited upon impact with the moon, causing a massive explosion that was visible from Earth.

  • Romney crap! Get it while it's ... still not hot:
    What's a retailer to do with merchandise branded to support a failed presidential candidate? Put it on clearance. [...]

    The "America!" store, which has a location in Union Station and Reagan National Airport among others, had a clearance section of its online shopping full of Romney/Ryan memorabilia Monday morning. All of it was 75 percent off, putting Romney magnets and buttons below a dollar and a "Repeal & Replace" t-shirt, referencing the Republican plan to oust President Obama's health care law, for less than five bucks.

    Wal-Mart's website offered a 35 percent discount on both Romney's books.

  • This happened:
    The latest incredibly Florida thing to happen there — a state Department of Health-sponsored sex survey sent only to women that asks Floridettes if they've ever been in a relationship with someone who pokes holes in condoms, and how they felt emotionally the last time they had unprotected sex. As payment for their overshare, participants received a $10 gift card and a series of strange hang up phone calls that sound a lot like Governor Rick Scott breathing heavily on the other end of the line.* [...]

    * I should note that I was joking about Governor Rick Scott; he is not actually calling Florida women who fill out sex surveys, as far as I'm aware.

  • Remember when you were a kid, and your mom would yell at you to clean your room because there was no cleaning fairy who was going to do it for you? She totally lied:
    An Ohio woman dubbed the “cleaning fairy” after she broke into a home, cleaned it and left a $75 bill has been put on probation for one year.
  • Sigh:
    Gennifer Flowers thinks Paula Broadwell should give her a call.

    Sipping wine during an interview with WGNO-TV in New Orleans, Flowers – famous for her involvement with former President Bill Clinton – offered some advice to the women involved in the David Petraeus scandal.

    “I’d say good luck. Baby, you better buck it up because it’s going to be one heck of a bull ride,” she said. "…What would I tell Paula [Broadwell]? She needs to go buy my book. Call me, Paula! I’ll give you some really good advice. I mean, I have the benefit of 20-20 hindsight at this point.”

  • And in other As the Petreaus Turns news, if you're looking to make a career change to "honorary consul," I hear South Korea has an opening.
  • When, oh when, will people learn that The Onion is satire?
  • On today's Kagro in the Morning show, Greg Dworkin joined us at the top of the show for the Abbreviated Abbreviated Pundit Roundup. We take another dip in the waters of Lake Crazytown, reading the election night liveblogging of the "gay fanboy" nominated by wingnut columnist Charlotte Allen to run the fantasy 2016 Palin presidential campaign. Please do this, guys! Then, more filibuster reform fight previews and complaint debunking. Finally, a peek at the Obama administration'd attempt to set rules for drone strikes, just in case Romney won.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site