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  • Today's comic by Matt Bors is Stand your ground, dirtbag:
    Cartoon by Matt Bors - Stand your ground, dirtbag
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    During a tele-townhall event recorded last week, [Republican Rep. Steve] King was asked why he wasn’t “investigating Obama’s ineligibility.”

    “Before he was sworn in for the presidency, we went down into the Library of Congress and we found a microfiche there of two newspapers — only two newspapers in Hawaii — each of them had published the birth of Barack Obama,” the congressman explained. “It would have been awfully hard to fraudulently file the birth notice of Barack Obama being born in Hawaii and get that into our public libraries and that microfiche they keep of all the newspapers published.”

    King added: “That doesn’t mean there aren’t some other explanations on how they might’ve announced that by telegram from Kenya. The list goes on.”

  • Obviously there are a lot of Godless basketball fans:
    Openly gay NBA player Jason Collins’ jersey is selling like hot cakes.

    According to a league spokesperson, Collins’ number 98 jersey for the Brooklyn Nets was the best selling jersey on on Tuesday, the first day it was available for sale.

  • Bwahahahahaha!
    Annapolis Police Chief Michael A. Pristoop came prepared when he testified before a Maryland state Senate panel on Tuesday about the perils of legalizing marijuana.

    In researching his testimony against two bills before the Judicial Proceedings Committee, Pristoop said, he had found an article to illustrate the risks of legalization: 37 people in Colorado had overdosed on the very day that state legalized pot, he said.

    “When he said it, everyone in the room dropped their laptops,” Sen. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Montgomery) said in an email.

    Trouble is, the facts were about as close to the truth as oregano is to pot. After googling on his laptop, Raskin advised the chief that the Colorado overdose story, despite its deadpan delivery, had been made up for laughs by The Daily Currant, an online comedy magazine.

  • Stephen Colbert had a "laugh-out-loud field day going after Dutch Olympic couch Jillert Anema (Colbert pronounced the coach’s last name “Enema”), who viciously laid into the US team, and the US, in an interview the other day."
  • In case you were wondering:
    Three days after pastor Jamie Coots died from a rattlesnake bite at church, mourners leaving the funeral went to the church to handle snakes. [...]

    "People think they will stop handling snakes because someone got bit, but it's just the opposite," said Ralph Hood, a professor of psychology at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, who has been studying snake handlers for decades. "It reaffirms their faith."

  • Condolences to family, friends and fans:
    Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia has died in Mexico of a heart attack, at the age of 66, officials in his hometown of Algeciras said on Wednesday.

    Born Francisco Sanchez Gomez, the master guitarist helped to modernise the Spanish flamenco tradition and promote it to a global audience during his decades-long career.

  • Holy really hard to do, Batman! Identify Superheroes by their underwear.
  • Proving that everyone loves snow sports!

  • On today's Kagro in the Morning show, Greg Dworkin rounds up ACA news, Chait swipes at pediatricians, Christie's still toast. Celebrity salami? Wut? Armando talks NSA, ACA, AZ's anti-gay bill & ALEC, and varying definitions of "freedom" & "thugs." Also, a ban on gay players in the NFL is a thing people think they can do.

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