Jester’s Court — February 6, 2013

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fashionableMichelle Obama’s butt is once again the object of her critics’ attention.

governmentsA bipartisan group of North Carolina lawmakers has introduced a bill that would give the state the explicit authority to allow the organizer of a New Year’s Eve Possum Drop to use a live animal.

governmentsVirginia moves towards making its own currency.

governmentsThe Memphis City Council has voted to change the names of three parks that honor the Confederacy and two of its principal members, including a general who founded the KKK.

governmentsNew Hampshire is considering legislation on what a deceased’s next of kin can do with Facebook, Twitter or other social media accounts.

governmentsA bill introduced in the Kansas legislature would require Wichita State University, Kansas University and Kansas State University to play each other in basketball every year.

governmentsEverything fun is illegal in Virginia.

governmentsA bill in the Idaho legislature would require every Idaho high-school student to read Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” and pass a test on it to graduate from high school.

quotesTransportation Secretary Ray LaHood: “America is one big pothole right now.”

foolishA federal judge is facing calls to resign because he referred to a Hindu as a “Caucasian” and Hitler choose the swastika because it was “good luck.”

factsFactCheck.org called out Senator Harry Reid for being doubly wrong in his claim that Congress has already cut $2.6 trillion from projected future deficits by reducing non-defense programs alone.

internationalIt looks like even China is getting tired of North Korea’s antics.

internationalA German university has voted to strip Education Minister Annette Schavan of her doctorate after an investigation into allegations of plagiarism.

videoGeorge W. Bush and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have something in common.

videoCan’t we get over the Chris Christie weight thing? Christie tells a doctor to “shut up.”

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