1. Happy Constitution Day.
Or as Ezra Klein calls it Confusing Document Written 100 Years Ago Day.
2. From Democrat Terry McAuliffe: "I am not going to read every bill when I’m governor. I’m going to hire people to read them for me."
But wait, aren't Democrats after low-information voters who don't read?
3. From WWLP: "Unionized Westfield teachers have been working without a contract since the school year started, more than two weeks ago."
How will they protect themselves if the school board sneaks a 41st minute into each class period?
4. From Beverly Willett: "What's next for Anthony Weiner?"
(That answer almost read, Oblivion.)
5. From the Washington Examiner: “President Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to vetted opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.”
Vetted personally by Lois Lerner. We're safe. They just told her it was the Al Qaida Tea Party Patriots seeking non-profit status.
6. From Reuters: "Aaron Alexis, the 34-year-old suspect in Monday's shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, had "secret" clearance and was assigned to start working there as a civilian contractor with a military-issued ID card, his firm's chief executive told Reuters."
Vetted by the same people who vetted Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden and promoted Nidal Malik Hasan to major.
7. From the London Daily Mail: "The Washington Navy Yard gunman who killed 12 today has previously claimed to be suffering from PTSD after helping rescue efforts in New York following the 9/11 terror attacks."
Great, let's make every one of the 30 million people in America with a mental illness out to be a mass murderer.
The New York Times said he was a Buddhist.
He didn't quite get the concept, did he?
Are the racists Charlotte and Harriet Childress preparing a "black men have much to discuss about mass shootings" piece for the Washington Post as a follow up to their "white men have much to discuss about mass shootings" on March 29?
Finally, don't expect Michelle Obama to say if she had a son he would look like Aaron Alexis.
8. From the Washington Times: "President Obama was one of the first to link Monday’s incident to the larger issue of gun violence and the legislative effort to curb it, though he did so without explicitly calling, as he has done repeatedly, for gun control measures."
The murderer had PTSD. Perhaps we should have presidents-bombing-other-countries control.
9. From the Christian Science Monitor: "Russian navy returns to Arctic. Permanently."
Apparently they don't have any ice cutters and are stuck there.
Remember, sea ice is now extended beyond the losses that occurred over the last 11 years.
10. From Yahoo News: "Iranians gained direct access to Facebook and Twitter for the first time in four years because of a technical fault, an Iranian official said on Tuesday, denying suggestions the government had lifted a ban on social media."
The Scorekeeper saw what the Pentagon did with that cyber-warfare. Get Iranians hooked on Farmville and productivity will go way down.
11. From AM 1150: "Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Tuesday sentenced a leader of an opposition political party to death for committing crimes against humanity during the nation's 1971 independence war against Pakistan."
The Supreme Court ordered an execution?
The Scorekeeper now has a list of names President Palin can nominate to our Supreme Court.
12. Via Glenn Reynolds: “Mayor Steve Lonegan, the Republican candidate for the United States Senate, will hold a press conference today in front of Cory Booker’s abandoned property, now a crack house.”
Beats the National Republican Senate Committee getting on former WVU mascot Natalie Tennant's case for using a shot of Pitt in her video.
There goes the Scorekeeper's vote for her.
13. From the Hill: "Franchise
restaurant owners have come to Washington seeking a change to ObamaCare
that they say could prevent them from having to cut their employees’
(Sings) We deserve a break today.
Guess they're not McLovin O'Bamacare.
Final score: GOOD 7, EVIL 6.