Jester’s Court — January 18, 2013

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newsA former campaign aide for Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann claims the one-time presidential candidate hid thousands of dollars in payment to an Iowa state senator so he wouldn’t violate Senate ethics rules.

newsSixty-three percent of registered voters in the U.S. buy into at least one political conspiracy theory.

miscellaneousPlanetary parks.

internationalFourteen years after NATO troops first entered Kosovo to end fighting between ethnic Serbs and ethnic Albanians, there is still no “Mission Accomplished” sign in sight.

internationalA Bolivian legislator raped a woman on the parliament floor in December.

corruptionFormer New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was indicted on 21 federal corruption charges.

foolishIn careful detail, a federal judge explained to birther Orly Taitz why she picked the wrong avenue to fight President Barack Obama’s swearing-in.

foolishNo voting rights for idiots in New Mexico, and voters need to be over twenty-one years of age.

foolishA New Mexico legislator wants to allow guns into liquor establishments. What could go wrong with drinking and guns?

politicsElizabeth Colbert-Busch, the sister of Stephen Colbert, will seek the Democratic nomination in South Carolina’s first Congressional District.

governmentsNaked image scanners are going to be removed from airports.

governmentsA federal judge considering San Francisco’s public nudity ban rejected arguments that simply disrobing in public was protected political speech akin to flag burning.

OopsThe Republican proposal to extend the budget ceiling three months was a great idea until they discovered it violated the Twenty-Seventh Amendment.

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