Mike Pence's name keeps getting tossed around as a potential 2016 GOP presidential contender. Hee's a generally positive report at Bloomberg:
Well, good luck with that, pal:
Michael R. Bloomberg, making his first major political investment since leaving office, plans to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters who feel strongly about curbing gun violence, an organization he hopes can eventually outmuscle the National Rifle Association.
A consensus seems to have been reached about the Cliven Bundy case: 1) He has no legal leg to stnd on in his creative interpretation of government authority leading him to believe he doesn't have to pay no stinkin' grazing fees. But, 2) The federal government so overreached in its reaction (tasering a woman from behind, for God's sake) that it had no choice but to stand down in the face of public disgust.
Happy tax day!Check out this Gallup Poll story from yesterday:
As many Americans scramble to prepare their taxes ahead of the April 15 deadline, a majority, 52%, say the amount they have to pay in federal income tax is "too high," while 42% say it is "about right." The percentage who say their taxes are too high has hovered around 50% since 2003, although the current 52% is up from 46% two years ago.
So, the Pulitzer Prize was awared for the reporting based on Edward Snowden's document dump. I don't feel quite as strongly about it as Rep. King:
But today’s announcement of the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes stoked an old debate about whether a former NSA contractor who leaked details about the surveillance programs — among other leaks — is a traitor or a whistleblower. Today, he was the muse of award winners.
OK, here's today's callous, rightwing post of ruthless bloodthirstiness. This protect seems misguided a little to me:
Community members take the time to remember innocent casualties of other countries that have been subject to drone attacks.
Today's reminder that bullies can dish it out but can't take it:
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – An Ohio man who spent hours on a street corner Sunday with a sign declaring he's a bully says that the punishment in a disorderly conduct case was unfair and that the judge who sentenced him has ruined his life.
Juxtapoisition of the day. First I saw this story of ours, "Poop happens in Fort Wayne," about an entrepreneur who will come out and clean up your dog's business on your lawn:
It's called a lot of things. Crap. Poop. Feces. Scat. No matter what you call it, it's covering the yard, it's starting to smell and it's got to go.
That's when you call Dave Kulp with Poop Happens.
I have a spectacularly lousy record of political predictions, so take that into account, but I think the ship has sailed on this possibility, Gov. Pence:
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says national Republicans have reached out to him about running for president in 2016.
You know any of those wine snobs who sniff with disdain at your bottle of $10 California cabernet? Give them this article to read:
Ten world-class soloists put costly Stradivarius violins and new, cheaper ones to a blind scientific test. The results may seem off-key to musicians and collectors, but the new instruments won handily.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- Police are on the scene of a shooting at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA
Initial reports indicated that a man accidentally shot himself in the neck. According to an officer on the scene, the man forgot he had his gun in his gym bag and dropped the bag on the floor and the gun discharged.