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- Don’t play Cops and Robbers in Utah, the kids are packing heat - Anyway, the parents of a 6th-grade boy gave him a gun for protection, he took it to school, and at recess pointed it at some yucky girl (whom he probably has a crush on?) and hilarity ensued. So much for arming children as an approach to gun violence. (Raw Story)
- Blue-ribbon gun violence task force - The Kenyan Usurper is set to unleash the Biden to lead a task force on gun control:
Aides said that Mr. Obama will make the announcement in the White House briefing room. The aides said the president isn’t expected to announce major policy decisions, but will lay out how the administration will move forward on the issue.
Mr. Biden will be at the briefing Wednesday and could be essential to getting any changes through Congress, as he has decades of experience as a senator and is often Mr. Obama’s go-to person when the president seeks to build support on Capitol Hill.
This is one of those subjects where Chatty Cathy might be the right person for the job: he is the original author of the Violence Against Women Act. (TPM)
- The Revenge of Todd Akin - Missouri’s bad loser and noted lady parts scholar Todd Akin continues his streak, as his license to bully bill is included in the new Defense Authorization. Essentially, it says that anti-gay actions and speech can still be disciplined, but anti-gay beliefs themselves cannot be used to justify adverse personnel actions. So there will be no professional consequences (like not being promoted) if you act on your fears of teh gay. (Think Progress)