Jester’s Court — February 26, 2013

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fashionableIran-based Fars News Agency digitally altered the gown worn by Michelle Obama, who announced the winner of best picture at the Academy Awards, adding sleeves and other digital alterations to the first lady’s shoulder-baring dress.

fashionable“Pope emeritus” will wear white and brown shoes.

internationalTwo Iranian presidential candidates are on Interpol’s most wanted list.

internationalItaly’s Catholic Church will be forced to pay taxes starting in 2013 after the EU pressured the country’s government to pass a controversial law stripping the Church of its historic property tax exemption.

OopsJohn Kerry invented the nation “Kyrzakhstan” on the eve of his first trip abroad as secretary of state, which was presumably a mash-up between the Central Asian nations of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

bizarreA New Jersey judge has been told to give up his moonlighting as a comedian because an ethics panel believes his homophobic and racist jokes might make defendants question his impartiality.

northkoreaNorth Korea is expanding its network of camps for political prisoners, apparently to meet demand for a growing gulag population.

governmentsAn Arizona lawmaker wants to remove the age limit of 45 for serving in the state militia, even though the militia is rarely used.

foolishHouse Majority Leader Eric Cantor will propose legislation ending overtime pay for hourly workers.

doubtfulMichele Bachmann stated that she never got her facts wrong during the Republican presidential debates: “I was very proud of the fact that I didn’t get anything wrong that I said during the course of the debates.”

politicsDemocrats are the party of bagels – 34 percent – and croissants – 32 percent – while Republicans prefer to eat doughnuts – 35 percent.

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