Jester’s Court — January 23, 2013


governmentsA bill was introduced into the South Carolina legislature to create a high school gun class.

governmentsA Darwin Day resolution has been introduced in Congress.

governmentsAn Arizona lawmaker introduced a bill to require high school students to take a loyalty oath before graduating.

governmentsVirginia’s legislature has taken the first steps toward ending the state’s winner-takes-all system of apportioning its 13 presidential electoral votes. If in place this last election, Mitt Romney would have taken 9 of 13 electoral votes instead of losing them all.

politicsJust in time for the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton has retired her 2008 campaign debt.

internationalBritish Health Minister Anna Soubry claims that she can spot poor people in the street because they are usually overweight.

internationalAn Irish council approved “drunk driving” permits.

internationalWith Assad running out of soldiers, the Syrian president is now recruiting women.

internationalRussian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said he won’t run against President Vladimir Putin in the next presidential election.

internationalA Chinese general raised the possibility of nuclear weapons in defending islands part of a dispute with Japan.

half-witA member of a white nationalist Council of Conservative Citizens is running for a seat on a suburban Kansas City, Mo., school board on a platform that includes “removing materials that promote racial diversity.”

half-witThe KKK chose Martin Luther King’s birthday to go on a recruiting drive in Georgia.

foolishNewly seated Texas Rep. Steve Stockman was once caught with 30 mg of valium hidden in a cellophane wrapper in his underwear.

foolishOhio’s State Board of Education president posted on Facebook a comparison between Barack Obama’s gun policies and Adolf Hitler.

northkoreaIt looks like North Korea is planning another nuclear test.

misfortuneA Thai court sentenced a political activist to 10 years in prison for insulting the country’s king.

videoArizona Sen. John McCain comes out in favor of waterboarding…well, not really.

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