Jester’s Court — January 30, 2013

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internationalFor the time being, it looks like government forces are winning in Syria.

internationalZimbabwe has $217 left in the bank.

internationalAustralia’s Prime Minister broke precedent by calling for elections nine months from now, which to the dismay of Jews falls on Yom Kippur.

internationalColombia may decriminalize the use of synthetic drugs, including ecstasy, as part of its plans to tackle social problems caused by its widespread drug problems.

newsUnable to tow the minesweeper USS Guardian off a reef in the Philippines, the Navy has decided to free the ship without causing further damage to the reef by cutting the ship into pieces.

foolishA newly married South Florida man, who opted to take his wife’s last name, is fighting the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles after it suspended his driving license on grounds of fraud.

corruptionFBI agents raided the West Palm Beach business of an eye doctor suspected of providing free trips and underage Dominican Republic prostitutes to New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez.

awkwardMore info on Barack Obama’s skeet shooting at Camp David.

bizarreOne of Ronald Reagan’s boyhood homes in Chicago may become a parking lot for Barack Obama’s presidential library.

governmentsIn Missouri, there is no requirement that children take a sex ed class, but there may soon be a requirement to take the National Rifle Association’s Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program.

governmentsAlaska Senator Lisa Murkowski has once again introduced legislation to rename Mount McKinley, Denali.

factsVice President Joe Biden is wrong that “there were fewer police being murdered … when the assault weapons ban, in fact, was in existence.”

videoFormer Illinois Gov. George Ryan left prison for a halfway house.

videoSouth Korea joins the Asian space race.

videoIs C-3P0 a Republican?

videoApparently, it’s legal to rifle through a legislator’s desk in Boise.

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