Jester’s Court — March 29, 2012

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Just 35% of conservatives “have a great deal of trust in science.”

Fidel Castro to Pope Benedict XVI: What do you do?

The Iranian government revoked press credentials for Reuters staff in Tehran after a group of Iranian female martial artists protested a Reuters report that described them as “assassins.”

U.S. officials believe that the Israelis have gained access to airbases in Azerbaijan, which borders Iran.

The Canadian government announced that it plans to pull the penny from circulation at the end of 2012.

Jimmy Carter: “I never have believed that Jesus Christ would approve of abortions and that was one of the problems I had when I was president, having to uphold Roe v. Wade.”

A former child janitor takes Newt Gingrich to task for advocating that school children should be school janitors.

47% of Americans favor legalizing and taxing marijuana.

Etch A Sketch declares itself non-partisan with a right and left nob.

California lawmakers plan to wear hoodies to protest the killing of Trayvon Martin.

Rick Santorum challenged Mitt Romney to a “bowl-off.”

Alaska state Rep. Alan Dick apologized for comments he made a week ago suggesting women should get signed permission from the father of a fetus before having an abortion.

Oklahoma lawmakers want welfare recipients to have drug tests, but denied an amendment that would have required the same drug tests for themselves.

The Arizona Legislature passed a ban on medical marijuana on college campuses.

The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down a law banning sex between teachers and students 18 years and older.

Governors of three states got up close with “pink slime,” touching and examining treated beef at a plant and eating hamburgers made with it in a bid to persuade grossed-out consumers and grocery stores the product is safe to consume.

U.S. and NATO soldiers have been ordered to take extraordinary precautions against being shot by Afghan troops, including designating “guardian angels” to keep watch at joint bases around the clock.

The U.S. Ambassador to Russia suggested his emails were being hacked and his phone tapped after he was confronted by a Russian TV news crew as he arrived at a meeting that he had not publicized.

In 2004, Mitt Romney mocked John Kerry for having a big house.

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