Jester’s Court — January 1, 2013

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So much for the Hillary Clinton conspiracy theory.

For some real nuts, meet the Sovereign Citizens.

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un has called for a “radical turnabout” in the country’s economy, in a rare New Year’s address that also urged improved relations with the South.

Deceased North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il, died from a heart attack brought on by a temper tantrum over sloppy work on a hydroelectric power station.

House Speaker John Boehner told the Republican members of the House to stay semi-sober so as to vote on a fiscal cliff bill.

Tennessee’s state House Speaker wants to limit legislators to introducing 10 bills per session.

The Senate passed a bill to delay the fiscal cliff 89-8. Here are the eight who voted against it: Michael Bennet (D-Col.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Rand Paul (R-Ken.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla) and Richard Shelby (R-Ala.).

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said that the new voter identification laws reduced voter fraud by 90%, except that there wasn’t a voter fraud problem before its implementation.

The Senate’s chaplain offered a prayer that included: “Save us from self-inflicted wounds.”

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin: “The biggest threat to our American economy is the American Congress.”

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman: The Republican Party is leaderless and “devoid of a soul.”

Pakistan lifted its ban on YouTube for three minutes.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to replace a landmark 1995 apology for suffering caused in Asia during World War with a less apologetic statement.

The next states on the agenda for marijuana legalization are Alaska, Rhode Island, Maine, Oregon, California, Massachusetts and Nevada.

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