Jester’s Court — February 9, 2012

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Libya is being run by militias.

A Saudi columnist has reportedly fled Saudi Arabia after he was accused of blasphemy. He may have been arrested in Malaysia.

The Maldives’ ousted president Mohamed Nasheed appealed to the world community to help restore democracy in his country while stating that he was toppled by a small group of police officers.

Deadly attacks on Iranian nuclear scientists are being carried out by an Iranian dissident group that is financed, trained and armed by Israel’s secret service.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is expected to approve licenses to build two new nuclear reactors, the first approvals in over 30 years.

House Republicans put aside their usual antipathy toward President Barack Obama on Wednesday to give the president, and his successors, the line-item veto, a constitutionally questionable power over the purse that long has been sought by presidents of both parties.

The Georgia Supreme Court ruled that the state’s law banning people from advertising assistance for suicides violates free speech rights.

A federal court in California will decide whether amusement park animals are protected by the same constitutional rights as humans.

A Texas school district has agreed that its teachers, administrators and other employees will not pray with students, elicit prayer, proselytize or display religious artifacts.

The U.S. government is still paying two Civil War pensions.

A candidate for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania compared driver’s licenses to slavery.

Rick Santorum’s campaign sent Hanukkah greetings with a New Testament message.

Santorum said the GOP presidential nomination race is in “no man’s land.”

Herman Cain endorsed “Joe the Plumber.”

Ron Paul’s claim that the U.S. has 900 bases in 130 countries is close if waste dumps and guards at embassies are included.

A Native American tribe sued some of the world’s largest beer makers, claiming they knowingly contributed to devastating alcohol-related problems on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

It looks like the Romney campaign is taking Rick Santorum seriously. They have made a new banner to go out in all press releases attacking Santorum.

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