Jester’s Court — February 7, 2013


corruptionJesse Jackson Jr. appears to be heading toward “significant” jail time as part of a plea deal on misusing campaign funds.

corruptionA New York Congressman is being investigated for violating congressional guidelines by making a trip paid for by a foreign government to Taiwan.

corruptionThe five-month federal corruption trial of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is ending. The trial was littered with evidence of bribery, extortion and bid rigging.

newsIdaho vs. Turkey over the rights to Idaho’s name.

censorshipThe mayor of Aurora, Colorado, suggested banning violent video games despite its First Amendment unconstitutionality, but he wanted to leave the Second Amendment intact without more regulations on guns.

governmentsThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed rules that would mandate black boxes in all new cars and light trucks.

half-witAn Iowa lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make abortion murder, even for rape.

factsMore Americans have died just since 1960 from gun incidents — suicides, accidents, and homicides — than died in every war in U.S. history.

factsThe U.S. federal prison population has increased almost 790 percent since 1980.

foolishTexas Rep. Steve Stockman is calling for Barack Obama’s impeachment because he used the children massacred at Sandy Hook as a reason for gun control. Stockman likened Obama to Saddam Hussein.

foolishA bill in the Michigan legislature would require all women to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound before obtaining an abortion.

videoNew Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez has a history of being concerned about prostitution in the Caribbean. Keep this video in mind should the allegations of him with hookers from the Dominican Republican be true.

videoFor the past year, the Georgia Department of Labor has encouraged businesses to alert the agency if a job applicant fails a drug test, so that the department does not spend unemployment insurance on those who aren’t ready to work. The program has nabbed one offender.

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