Jester’s Court — January 14, 2013

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foolishMeet the House Science Committee where science is optional.

half-witAn Eastern Kentucky sheriff said that he will not enforce any new gun control laws that he considers unconstitutional.

governmentsConnecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro has introduced legislation aimed to curb gun violence by creating a tax credit to encourage people to turn-in assault weapons to state or local police.

governmentsThe White House has identified 19 executive actions for President Barack Obama to move unilaterally on gun control.

newsColin Powell sees a “dark vein of intolerance” in the Republican Party.

newsIn Washington State, a pastor opens the legislative session with criticism of the state’s marriage-equality law.

newsThe Pentagon is preparing to provide military support to French forces in their new fight against rebel militants in northern Mali.

miscellaneousAnn Romney says no to Dancing with the Stars.

misfortuneSuicides in the U.S. military surged to a record 349 last year, far exceeding American combat deaths in Afghanistan.

mediaReporters ponder about what happened to Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s dog.

doubtfulTexas Rep. Steve Stockman is threatening to file articles of impeachment if Barack Obama uses an executive order to try to reduce gun violence.

doubtfulDonald Trump claims to be a handwriting analysis expert.

surpriseSupreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks for the first time in seven years.

quotes“I think it is possible that we would shut down the government to make sure President Obama understands that we’re serious.”

quotesBarack Obama: “I’m a pretty friendly guy. I like a good party.”

videoAfraid of the feds taking away your gun rights? This Texas legislator wants a law to ban the federal government from restricting guns in Texas.

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