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And now we know why alleged car thief (never convicted) Darrell Issa never considered becoming a cat burglar.
- Known war criminal and torture enthusiast Dick Cheney cited treaty violations by Russian President Vladimir Putin as a reason that the U.S. should consider “military options” in response to the invasion of Ukraine. Eiron, the Goddess of Irony, laughed so hard she farted. (Raw Story)
- We got numbers! - 2014 is supposed to be the Wingnuts big year and there's no place like the Crazy State of Florida (Motte: It's always Open Season) to take the pulse of the people:
The new polls show former Gov. Charlie Crist, Scott's very likely Democratic challenger int he general election, with strong support across the state. One poll reported by the Miami Herald, for instance, has Crist beating Scott by 34 percentage points in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.
According to the Miami Herald, which rounded up the range of statewide polls from business interests:
• 10 percentage points — the margin Crist beats Scott by in another business interest’s statewide poll. • 8 percentage points — the margin Crist beats Scott by in two other business interests’ statewide polls. • 7 percentage points — the margin Crist beats Scott by in a fourth business interest’s statewide poll. • 6 percentage points — the margin Crist beats Scott by in a poll of Republican-controlled state House districts across Florida. • 4 percentage points — the margin Crist beats Scott by in North Florida, a Republican stronghold. The number is well within the poll’s error margin. But it’s a cumulative 17-point shift in favor of Democrats compared to 2010, and Sink would have won the governor’s race with this North Florida margin.
- Lawsuits - Hey guys, remember the Catholic School vice principal in Seattle, Mark Zmuda, who was ousted after the school learned he had married his male partner, and then told him he could keep his job if he divorced his husband (ostensibly another non-doctrinaire move, when you think about it)? Anyway, he is suing the school and the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle for wrongful termination and seeking damages. (Seattle PI)