- Today’s comic is Killer kleen by Jen Sorensen:
- A bold new promise from the pizza king:
Herman Cain is often rated by observers as not being very likely to get elected president — but if he is, he promises to start cutting from day one, starting with fewer inaugural balls and other formal presidential events. [...]
“I will reduce the number of protocol-oriented events that presidents are seemingly required to attend,” he writes. “At a time of deepening national crisis, I simply cannot afford to allocate valuable time to things that do not advance solutions to this nation’s problems.”
- Might? The guy who repeatedly raised taxes and gave amnesty to undocumented workers might have been too moderate for today’s GOP? The current crop would cheer at his execution:
Michael Reagan, the son of former U.S. president Ronald Reagan, told Fox News on Tuesday that his father might not able to win the nomination in today’s GOP.
- And speaking of today’s GOP:
A powerful Republican leader in the Alabama state Senate apologized yesterday for referring to African Americans as “aborigines,” calling his comments “careless and unnecessary.”
… state Democrats are calling for him to resign or at least be removed as chairman of the powerful Senate Rules Committee. “Racism should have no place in the Alabama Senate. It is in the best interest of all Alabamians that he resign immediately,” said state Sen. Vivian Figures (D), who is African American.
But the Senate Republican Caucus said Beason will be allowed him to retain his position, saying his apology was sufficient.
- Wonder if the report will mention people being able to light their tap water on fire:
The subcommittee created earlier this year by President Obama to study shale gas drilling is expected to produce a final report before Christmas. The subcommittee will recommend ways that regulators and the industry can reduce the environmental impact of fracking.
- We should all feel safer—or more paranoid:
The FBI has 420,000 people on its watch list
Vice President Joe Biden was in Boston yesterday and talked about why he was rooting for the Red Sox.
Here’s the anecdote from the Globe’s Shira Schoenberg on our Political Intelligence blog:
Biden said his lead Secret Service man is from Boston. Before his plane landed, Biden said, “I said everyone bow their head. We’re going to say a prayer that Boston wins the wild card spot. … I’m worried if in fact they don’t, he’s going to be so damn miserable he will not jump in front of a bullet.”
- Where’s a cop when you need one? In Romulus, MI, apparently getting high with hookers:
The former Romulus police chief, his wife and five Romulus officers were charged today with running a scheme in which drug forfeiture money was used to pay for prostitutes, marijuana and alcohol.
- Nice to know that NOM is an equal opportunity hater:
In its latest appeal for donations, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is calling on supporters to fund a new campaign that targets U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) for her recent decision to co-sponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Midday open thread
Posted by admin on September 28th, 2011
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