- Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is The dignity of work:
- These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook Feb. 17:
1 in 4 Americans don't think Earth revolves around the Sun, by BruinKid
Winners of Prestigious Journalism Award Afraid to Travel to U.S. to Accept It, by David Harris Gershon
- The deadline to submit a proposal for a panel, training or Screening Series session for Netroots Nation 2014 is Wednesday (Feb. 19). The full guidelines and submission form are at Netroots Nation. The conference is July 17-20 in Detroit.
- Big Dog gently needles Dubya: Late on Presidents Day, former President Bill Clinton teased his successor, George W. Bush, for not being on Twitter.
He brought several Zimbabwean models and other women to his hotel room where he took photographs and videos, the newspaper reported. [...]
Reynolds complained that he was not expecting such treatment when he had brought investors to the country, according to the newspaper. He said he had been to Zimbabwe 17 times and had called for U.S. sanctions to be dropped against President Robert Mugabe and his top associates.
This is the latest of several legal problems for Reynolds, an Illinois Democrat, who once was a Rhodes scholar. Reynolds resigned from his congressional seat in 1995 after he was convicted of 12 counts of statutory rape, obstruction of justice and solicitation of child pornography. While in prison he was also convicted of bank and campaign fraud. He was in jail until his sentence was commuted by President Bill Clinton in Jan. 2001.
After his retirement he pursued some of his many hobbies including cooking, carpentry, gardening and sending daily joke emails to family and friends. Perhaps most important to Bill was educating people on the dangers of holding in your farts. Sadly, he was unable to attain his life-long goal of catching his beloved wife Judy “cutting the cheese” or “playing the bum trumpet”—which he likened to a mythical rarity like spotting Bigfoot or a unicorn. He also mastered the art of swearing while being splattered by grease cooking his famous wings. In fact, he wove tapestry of obscenities that still hangs over the Greater Kingston Area
- Can creationist junk bonds keep Ken Ham's Noah's Ark theme park afloat?
- Having been told FDR died Monday, people offer condolences on TV:
Jimmy Kimmel sent a crew to get reactions to the “news” that Franklin Delano Roosevelt died yesterday. Big surprise: plenty of people wanted to be on teevee despite having no idea what they were talking about.
- Obama administration will prohibit most ivory sales. The ban, which is part of a new National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking, is not as complete as at least one Congressman would like it to be, but it is a good deal stricter than before. The U.S. is the world's second largest market for ivory:
This unprecedented action is in response to the escalating and highly organized wildlife trafficking crime that threatens the survival of the African elephant, rhinoceros and a host of other species around the world.
“We are seeing record high demand for wildlife products that is having a devastating impact, with species like elephants and rhinos facing the risk of significant decline or even extinction.” said [Secretary of Interior] Sally Jewell. “A commercial ban is a critical element in the President’s strategy to stop illegal wildlife trafficking and to shut down criminal markets that encourage poaching.”
- On today's Kagro in the Morning show, Arkansas open carry advocates feel sure a new law endorses their position, but law enforcement disagrees, which is clearly tyranny. Armando on Hillary Clinton and 2016; Obama attacked over expansion of executive power.