Jester’s Court — January 17, 2013


doubtfulMississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on restrictions from gun control: “If they (gun buyers) want a 30-round clip, they’re going to get it out of Brazil or the Soviet Union.”

doubtfulTexas Gov. Rick Perry stated that laws will not save us from gun violence, only prayer will.

quotesDefense Secretary Leon Panetta said that Congress should “suck it up” and show the leadership needed to fix the fiscal crisis that threatens national security.

OopsA New York lawmaker says that the state’s recently passed gun control law stunningly fails to include any exemptions for law enforcement officers, and technically prohibits police from ever bringing guns on school grounds or possessing extended ammo magazines.

governmentsA Missouri bill would impose felony jail time on federal officials trying to enforce federal gun laws.

governmentsA Virginian congressman is pushing a bill in the House that would automatically cut the salaries of lawmakers if federal spending increases.

foolishIn Mississippi, school kids are being arrested for dress code violations and farting.

foolishNew birther theory: Barack Obama has a secret body double.

foolishHouse Republicans will discuss how to communicate with African-Americans while attending a meeting at an old Virginia slave plantation.

miscellaneousHow presidents age.

internationalThe imprisoned son of slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi made his first appearance in a local court on charges of harming state security, attempting to escape prison and insulting the nation’s new flag.

internationalThe Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey has put a stop to the publication and sale of all books in its archives that support the theory of evolution.

videoFlorida Sen. Bill Nelson joins the Burmese python challenge.

videoA blogger requests public information on the North Dakota legislature. The legislature responds with emergency legislation to ban complying with that request.

videoOlder white guys are the “most insecure component of our society.”

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