- Cory Booker officially earns the title of "Best Mayor Ever." Meanwhile, an alien life form (R-FL) vetoes a bill that would have sent non-violent drug offenders to rehab after serving half their sentences. Said alien life form recently passed a bill that would allow the creation of "technicolor" animals, presumably for the alien life form's consumption.
Alien life form (R-FL), pictured before scurrying under podium.
- Congressman Allen West does his best impression of Joe McCarthy and fails. Sorry, Al, you can't just go and tag your fellow Dems as "communists" without looking ridiculous, no matter how many times your conservative colleagues call the president a "socialist Marxist Kenyan." As a bonus, the Communist Party USA gave their own response to West's antics.
West should be more worried about those Nazis attempting to infiltrate the sanctity of the American political arena. Chances are he's okay with that, though.
- Kimball Clark made himself a poster boy for the War on Welfare Fraud™ when he attempted to pull bail money from his EBT card:
Kimball Clark, 45, was locked up Friday on drug-dealing charges — again — when he was overheard using his one phone call to ask the person on the other end of the line to “get my EBT card and go to the ATM and get the money to bail me out, get me outa here tonight,” according to a Boston police report.Mass. House Speaker Robert DeLeo wants to crack down on EBT abuse by further restricting card use:
Deleo’s proposal does not limit or eliminate cash access, but he said he’s open to considering that in the future.- Ann Romney was able to choose to be a stay-at-home mom. Unfortunately, others throughout the U.S. aren't able to make that choice. That was Hilary Rosen's point, before conservatives blew a gasket over the issue. Even the great mamma grizzly herself tried to hitch a ride on the ensuing media gravy train.
Raising kids is a struggle in of itself, as Romney rightfully noted. But it's even more of a struggle to raise kids while working for tips or a bare minimum $7.25/hr on 12-hour shifts. Millions of Americans do just that, day in and day out.
- As yet another indicator of how bankruptcy woes have hurt Jefferson County, AL, Bank of America reduced the county's line of credit from $100,000 to $30,000 after it missed a $15 million debt payment. Fortunately, a local credit union has stepped in to help the county out with its financial issues.