Jester’s Court — March 9-10, 2013

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politicsRepublican Party’s central committee will meet to consider firing its chair, largely because he spoke out in favor of a bill to end Illinois’ ban on gay marriage.

politicsMitt Romney’s brother may run for senator in Michigan.

newsJohn Brennan was sworn in as CIA Director on a 1787 first draft of the Constitution that didn’t have the Bill of Rights. As CIA director, he’s not going to worry about those amendments anyway, right?

northkoreaSouth Koreans are getting used to North Korea’s war drumming.

governmentsThe City Council at Riverhead, New York, voted to ban booing during its meetings. There is no penalty if caught doing that, just a reprimand that it’s not allowed. Applause is still okay, though.

governmentsAn anti-science bill in the Kansas legislature has died, but not because legislators voted it down. The bill died because the sponsors missed a filing deadline.

governmentsAn Illinois lawmaker wants to ban the sale of lion meat.

governmentsNew Hampshire frees the slaves.

governmentsLas Vegas is considering using eminent domain to help underwater homeowners.

surpriseFor a while, during 9/11, Dick Cheney was acting as president.

miscellaneousHillary Clinton attributes her stamina to eating hot chili peppers.

doubtfulMaybe he won’t go down in the history books as a great president, but he will as a “great artist.”

provocativeAccording to California Sen. Diane Feinstein, it’s time to stop hunting humans.

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