- Today's comic is The wonderful world of Walmart by Matt Bors:
- 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.
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.
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