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1.) Jim DeMint and the Death of America – Sen. Jim DeMint is on a radical mission to change the very nature of America, TheDC’s Caroline May reports:
“A bipartisan group of senators led by South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint introduced the Pay for Printing Act Thursday, which would require senators to pay for celebratory ‘simple resolutions’ with money from their own budgets. During the 112th Congress, the Senate has already passed over 350 simple resolutions, and introduced over a 100 more. They have mostly been symbolic, feel-good declarations including, as The Daily Caller reported in June: ‘National Chess Day,’ ‘National Safe Digging Month,’ ‘Year of Water,’ ‘National Inventors Month,’ ‘Collector Car Appreciation Day,’ and ‘The Year of the Family Caregiver.’ DeMint’s office points out that each resolution page costs an estimated $1,200.”
Have you no shame, senator? If Congress is no longer willing to pay the expenses necessary to recognize the Year of Water or Collector Car Appreciation Day, who will? And if we don’t celebrate these fundamental American holidays, are we even America anymore? And in that grim world, won’t we then just be — gasp — another North Korea? Think about it, senator. Just think about it.
2.) Good News: The jobless rate just went up – The world’s biggest dipshit is now, quite deservedly, out of a job. TheDC’s Neil Munro reports:
“The person who taped himself harassing a Chick-fil-A employee on Aug. 1 has been fired by his employer. ‘Vante regrets the unfortunate events that transpired yesterday in Tucson between our former CFO/Treasurer Adam Smith and an employee at Chick-fil-A,’ reads a Aug. 2 company statement … Smith videotaped himself harassing the employee, who replied gracefully to his jibes about Chick-fil-A’s corporate support for popular conservative groups.”
There is justice in the world.
3.) Weed smokers further treated like weeds – Pot smokers hoping to get on food stamps may have a little more difficulty doing so, TheDC’s Caroline May reports:
“Medical marijuana deductions for food stamps are up in smoke following an order from the feds … Prior to the edict, quietly issued in mid-July, some states with statutory provisions giving doctors the ability to prescribe medical marijuana had allowed applicants to deduct the marijuana expenses from their incomes to qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps, based on a provision in the 2008 Food and Nutrition Act which allowed deductions of ‘allowable medical expenses’ for households with elderly or disabled members.”
Michael Phelps, pay attention, just in case you somehow squander your enormous fortune.
4.) John Kerry,
American French gigolo? – What was good for Kerry is good for Romney, argued Ann Coulter on Sean Hannity’s TV show Thursday. TheDC’s Jeff Poor reports:
“[Coulter] asked why there were never calls for ketchup heiress Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of 2004 Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry, to release a decade of her tax returns, who according to Coulter was supporting her husband at the time. ‘Why didn’t we get the 10 years of tax filings by Teresa Heinz Kerry? I mean, they say, ‘Oh, well, she’s the wife of the candidate.’ Well, she was supporting the candidate. He was a gigolo. His tax returns are no more interesting than Seamus the dog’s tax returns.’”
5.) Poll of the Day: Bill Clinton at height of his popularity – Gallup poll surveys adults nationwide on Bill Clinton: 66% say they have a favorable view, 28% say they have an unfavorable view, while 6% say they are unsure.