Jester’s Court — January 15, 2013

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OopsPresidential inaugurations that went bad.

governmentsNASA has signed a deal to attach an inflatable private module to the International Space Station.

governmentsThe Navy will soon send the first of its newest class of fighting ships on its first major deployment overseas. The problem is that its guns don’t work right and there are questions about its survivability.

governmentsA New Jersey township wants different rules for mosques than for churches.

internationalJudges in Italy rejected Silvio Berlusconi’s request to suspend  a trial in which he is accused of paying for sex with a juvenile prostitute.

newsLance Armstrong offered to re-pay the U.S. government $5 million after using performance-enhancing drugs while a member of the U.S. Postal Service’s cycling team, an offer the government rejected.

newsBarack Obama’s limo will bear a “taxation without representation” license plate.

doubtfulA Missouri lawmaker backed calls for a sales tax on violent video games in order to combat gun violence.

half-witIn Virginia, a majority of the Senate GOP — 12 of 20 Senators — walked out rather than vote for a gay judge.

foolishThe NRA releases a target practice video game.

bizarreA Georgia man threatened to eat a judge’s children.

bizarreMinnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann sometimes didn’t sleep with her husband because her presidential campaign adviser told her not too.

misfortuneDenver’s wager-losing mayor hurt doing the “squirrel dance.”

videoThe NRA takes on Obama for using the Secret Service to protect his kids.

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