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    Biden on the Pope retirement: "I am not running."
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  • Don't miss this great take on neocon tantrums.
  • Alaska may be the next state to enact a "stand your ground" law—along with a bonus:
    A House panel has advanced what's known as a "stand your ground" bill.
    HB24 would expand people's right to use deadly force as a means of self-defense ... That bill, by House Speaker Mike Chenault, would make it a felony for a federal official or agent to try to enforce any new restrictions on gun ownership.

    Chenault initially proposed making it a misdemeanor, but the latest version of his bill strengthens that penalty.

  • Oops:
    Fox News, in their infinite journalistic wisdom, (and apparently by accident,) used a same-sex couple’s wedding photo to illustrate an anti-equality anti-feminism op-ed by a conservative author. This is a story that you really need to follow closely to grasp its full karmic, delicious beauty.
  • This won't end well:
    Steven Seagal: gift that keeps on giving.
    Seagal, a burly martial arts expert turned actor, guided 48 volunteers through various aspects of responding to a shooting, including room-to-room searches, and critiqued their work.

    “I am here to try to teach the posse firearms and martial arts to try to help them learn how to respond quicker and help protect our children,” Seagal said.

    Does actor Steven Seagal have any real tactical training, you might wonder? Well, he is trained in aikido, and we’re not experts or anything, but aikido seems to have limited applicability when it comes to taking down an armed, active shooter who may or may not have hollow-point bullets and a military-style assault weapon. And he has been a deputy sheriff on a reality TV show, but there is no mention of any rigorous training program for deputy sheriffs or for playing on one on reality TV. But we are just bloggers, tapping away at our computers from the comfort of our mother’s basements, so what do we know?
  • Comedy:
    A couple of Ron Paul’s supporters used their God-given autonomy and the free market to boldly register ronpaul.com a few years ago. Now, Ron wants it back. The domain owners have made him a fair offer — they’ll give him ronpaul.org, but if he wants ronpaul.com, that’ll be $250K (or 145 Kruggerrands, or 8,234,888,422 Ameros).

    In response, Paul filed a complaint to with the WIPO, the organization that deals with domain name disputes, or as ronpaul.com’s authors call it, a UN Tribunal.

  • On today's Kagro in the Morning show, Greg Dworkin noted that Republicans still haven't wrapped their heads around losing the election. That gave us a chance for a little explainer on what remains of the Senate hold, and the attempt to block Hagel & Brennan. And just for fun, did the blizzard have 2016 implications? Then, #GunFAIL and a nod to the New York Times & NBC news for stepping up their coverage. Armando reminded us today's the 7th anniversary of Harry Whittington unconscionably putting his face in the way of Dick Cheney's shotgun. Breaking news of the shooting in Delaware broke into the discussion as well.

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