A background check would not have prevented Virginia Tech, Fort Hood, Aurora, Newtown or the Navy Yard.
Better mental health treatment might.
Guess which approach liberals demand and which one conservatives support.
2. From the Charleston Daily Mail: "Sen. Joe Manchin said Wednesday he will vote against President Barack Obama's nominee for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman."
FERC-get about him.
Ron Binz is in the dust Binz of history.
3. From the Washington Post: "With the deadline for a government shutdown growing near, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) had a familiar choice to make: embrace something that looked like a compromise with Democrats, antagonizing conservatives in his party, or give in to their demands and guarantee a showdown with President Obama and Senate Democrats.
"On Wednesday, Boehner announced that he had chosen to stick with his own."
How dare a Republican leader act Republican.
4. In his highly opinionated "Fact Check" column, Glenn Kessler at the Washington Post gave Obama four Pinocchios.
Guess Jeff Bezos isn't the rollover liberal the Graham dynasty was.
5. From the Los Angeles Times: "Transgender O.C. senior vies for a crown By Aldolfo Flores.
"Seeing an opportunity to really be herself, Cassidy Campbell is campaigning to be homecoming queen at Marina High School in Huntington Beach."
Everybody fleeThe Scorekeeper doesn't care if the students goof on the title and elect him or her.
The homecoming queen has a peen.
It's that editors think this this is the most important news in the world.
6.From USA Today: "Census Bureau data released today confirm it: 13.6% of U.S. households received federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits last year, up from 13% in 2011 and only 8.6% in 2008 at the height of the recession. For many here and elsewhere, this is the Recovery That Wasn't."
The food stamp president.
Billions in subsidies to billionaires, hundreds in food stamps to hundredaires.
7. From Variety: "The release of Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V generated $800 million sales in 24 hours around the world, a record for any game from Take-Two Interactive, and the GTA franchise itself."
Separated at birth?
8. From Bloomberg: "Women Waiting Tables Provide Most of Female Gains in U.S."
50 years of feminism.
Most of the male gains are in selling video games.
9. From CNBC: "The Federal Reserve's shocking decision not to taper, despite broad expectations for a $10-20 billion reduction of its monthly asset purchases, has reignited talk of a global currency war."
We keep running to make the wheel turn, but we are going nowhere.
10. From the London Daily Mail: "Tony Blair’s daughter Kathryn has been threatened at gunpoint in a botched robbery."
Thank God England banned guns.
11. From the London Daily Mail: "A new film that brutally portrays the horrors of slavery threatens to reignite racial tensions."
President Obama's re-election campaign team beat them to it.
12. From the Washington Post: "The Syrian crisis over the past few weeks has thrust President Obama into a role in which at times he has seemed uneasy: that of commander in chief."
He's also uncomfortable with his role of running the government.
Working with Congress.
Leading the nation.
But he does like the golf.
And he's not good at that, either.
13. From ABC News: "The winning Powerball ticket for the estimated $400 million jackpot was sold in South Carolina, according to lottery officials."
State lotteries are a tax on people who don't understand math.
Said the Scorekeeper as he tore up his losing tickets.
14. From the Associated Press: "A homeless man who went on an anti-Semitic tirade in New York City's Times Square while dressed as Elmo is facing prison time for a plot to extort $2 million from the Girl Scouts."
First sex with an underage boy and now extortion.
You see, kids, what poor grammar skills lead to?
15. From Fox News: "The U.S. Attorney’s office has seized ownership of a skyscraper in New York City, alleging that it was secretly owned and operated by the Iranian Government."
It was the requirement that all secretaries where burqas that gave the secret away.
16. From Fox News: "Banana farms are bad for crocodiles, scientists say."
Then again, crocodiles are bad for banana farm workers.
17. From Fox News: "A peer-reviewed climate change study released Wednesday by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change finds the threat of man-made global warming to be not only greatly exaggerated but so small as to be embedded within the background variability of the natural climate system and not dangerous.
"Armed with the new findings, Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee grilled administration environmental policy officials about the economic consequences of its aggressive regulatory crackdown on the fossil fuel industry."
But ManBearPig remains a threat.
18. From Agence France Presse: "Australia's new conservative government on Thursday abolished an independent climate change commission set up by the previous Labor administration, as part of its plans to streamline bureaucracy."
Will the phrenology ministry be next?
19. From Rick Maze, Sept. 6, 1975: "It has been rumored that heavyweight boxer Ken Norton, the man who broke Muhammad Ali's jaw in a March, 1973 bout, has gotten soft since he began a stint as an actor."
Norton died today at 70.
The Scorekeeper never met Norton.
20. From WZZM: "Two drivers are dead after a road rage incident escalated into a shootout. The incident happened around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday on M-66 near Steele Street."
The streets of Ionia, Mich., are two people safer.
21. From the Orlando Sentinel: "Lightning strikes near area football field during halftime on Friday."
University High was playing Boone. Let's see Boone top that halftime show next year.
Final score: GOOD 11, EVIL 10.
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