- Today's comic is And a trillion-dollar platinum coin saved America! by Ruben Bolling:
- Thank you, wingnuts, for forcing the White House to have to waste time on this:
The White House officially responded to a petition to deport Piers Morgan on Wednesday by defending the CNN anchor's right to free speech regarding the Second Amendment right to bear arms.
- Okay, so we sort of have come a long way, baby:
- "Oh my god, I can't wait to read Donald Rumsfeld's new book!" said no one. Ever.
- USA! USA!
Americans are far more unhealthy than people in 16 other developed countries, and it’s probably our own fault, experts reported on Wednesday. We die younger from diseases such as obesity and heart disease, and we are far more likely to be murdered and die in car accidents, the researchers at the National Academy of Sciences found.
A man says Vernal police disrupted an intimate moment of mourning with his deceased wife of 58 years when they searched his house for her prescription medication without a warrant within minutes of her death.
- Public service announcement: A Labradoodle is not a lion. That is all.
- Maybe in the future, everyone will be a guru for 15 minutes:
As a public service, I like to periodically check in on the number of self-proclaimed social media "gurus," "ninjas," "masters" and "mavens" on Twitter. Why? Well, it seems like an important metric, an indicator of something.
Whatever it means, this is one indicator that is most definitely on the rise. In January 2013, the number of Twitter users with "social media" as part of their bio has grown to epic proportions. The list now tops 181,000 – up from a mere 16,000 when we first started tracking them in 2009, according to FollowerWonk.
- If you've got money to burn, you can bid on this:
Last summer, then-as-yet-undefeated-congressman Allen West took his whirlwind American diplomacy tour to the Council on American Islamic Relations, which sent him a letter asking him to distance himself from the prominent Islamophobes he’d been palling around with. West, seeing an opportunity for prejudice-fueled grandstanding, sent a response to CAIR: It said, simply, “NUTS.”
- Awwwwwww. Now I want a baby walrus I can love and snuggle FOREVER!
- On today's Kagro in the Morning show, an employee of an online gun marketer was shot to death in his office. It's a conspiracy against gun enthusiasts, because if it wasn't, he would have shot his attackers. Or something. The NRA defies God, threatening to block an effort to beat swords into ploughshares. On filibuster reform: filibusters for profit; what "minority right" is really at stake? and; a call for a "listening filibuster." Also: welfare for Wal-Mart; grades for sale on Rhee-port cards, and a truly stupid Fox bit insisting a math lesson contains a hidden liberal agenda.
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