- Today’s comic is Animation: Santorum on women in the military (actual audio) by Scott Bateman:
- Happy 83rd anniversary of the St. Valentine’s Day massacre.
- So this happened:
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, his wife and several family friends were robbed by a person with a knife at the Breyer vacation home on the Caribbean island of Nevis, the court confirmed to NBC News on Monday.
The local St Kitts Nevis Observer newspaper described the attacker as wielding a machete.
About 9 p.m. ET last Thursday night, Justice Breyer, his wife and houseguests were robbed by one person, wearing a mask and wielding a knife, a court official said. The robber made off with about $ 1,000 in cash.
No one was hurt in the incident.
- Keeping third parties out of campaigns? Scott Brown’s doing it wrong:
In a Jan. 20 letter sent to Warren offering terms for an agreement to keep third-party groups out, [Scott] Brown laid out the challenge before them. “As candidates running to represent the people of Massachusetts, we ought to be able to make such a pledge in simple and straightforward terms, without any fine print or legalese,” he wrote. [...]
The Brown letter, which was sent out to reporters as a Microsoft Word document, was authored by Sean Cairncross, according to the electronic signature that was still visible in the document’s properties. Cairncross is the top lawyer for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and the document names Cairncross’ “organization” as NRSC.
- Queen of the Birthers Orly Taitz offered advice to Newt Gingrich:
Taitz laid out her [birther] arguments against Obama and told Gingrich it could be a “boost”to his campaign if he picked up the issue.
Gingrich responded largely by ignoring her question, instead outlining a litany of issues he sees facing the country.
“I think I have enough issues to debate Obama about,” he said.
Shorter Newt: I don’t have time for crazy stuff. Now lemme tell you about my moon bases!
- Okay, maybe there is a God. And she’s got one hell of a sense of humor:
Don’t count Rick Perry out just yet. Spinners and Winners caught up with the Texas governor and former Republican presidential candidate at the annual gathering of conservatives in Washington over the weekend, where it sounded a heck of a lot like he is going to run again in 2016.
“You may run again?” ABC’s Jonathan Karl asked.
“Absolutely,” said Perry.
- Apparently, Herman Cain was invited to appear on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. And gosh, his assistant sure had a clever response:
But Cain nixed the idea. “He can’t dance in an eight-count. He can only dance in a nine-count,” said Lisa Reichert, Cain’s executive assistant.
Get it? Because of 9-9-9. I know, I know. So funny you forgot to laugh.
- As Dan Savage says:
I’m sure the douchebigots are already having hategasms about this on their blogs and threatening boycotts.
So watch it and give the douchebigots a sad.
Midday open thread
Posted by admin on February 14th, 2012
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