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1.) No government monies for strip club honeys — In Florida, legislators are trying to legislate. TheDC’s Caroline May reports:
“Florida lawmakers are considering legislation that would ban those receiving government assistance from using their electronic benefits (EBT) cards at strip clubs, casinos, liquor stores, and gun stores. Florida’s House Healthy Families Subcommittee on Wednesday approved a House bill, HB 701, introduced by Republican state Rep. Jimmie Smith to that end. Those enrolled in food assistance programs or on temporary cash assistance generally access those benefits via EBT cards, which work like a credit or debit card.”
What kind of country are we living in? A state is saying that it won’t pay for citizens to go to strip clubs? Is this the Soviet Union now?
2.) A day in the life of the most transparent administration in U.S. history — Transparency abounded during Vice President Joe Biden’s trip to the University of Maryland, reports TheDC’s Eric Owens:
“A press office staffer for Vice President Joe Biden forced a credentialed reporter from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism to delete photos taken Tuesday at an event in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Rockville, Md. Vice President Joe Biden’s press secretary, Kendra Barkoff, has since apologized for the thuggery.”
Say what you will about Team Obama, at least they are living up to President Obama’s promise to be “the most transparent administration in history.” In a similar vein, this 1876 Western Union Internal Memo is probably the most prescient in American history: “This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication.”
3.) Steven Seagal pulls a Rodman — Steven Seagal still exists. TheDC’s Taylor Bigler reports:
dictatorpresident Vladmir Putin had lunch with (former) action movie star Steven Seagal before attending a judo competition in Moscow Wednesday, because of course that happened. According to Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov, ‘Putin and Seagal have long been friends, and they regularly meet each other.'”
From Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to Putin, Seagal seems to know everybody.
4.) And now words of wisdom from history’s worst presidential candidate — TheDC’s Alex Pappas reports:
“Texas Gov. Rick Perry argued during an annual conservative confab on Thursday that Republicans failed to win the White House in 2008 and 2012 because they didn’t nominate sufficiently conservative candidates. In an apparent jab at 2008 nominee John McCain and 2012 nominee Mitt Romney, Perry said President Barack Obama’s election and re-election isn’t a sign that conservatism is dying – but a sign that Republicans nominated people who weren’t conservative enough.”
The governor must have never heard the admonition: people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. This is especially true when you don’t even have a glass house, like Perry. After running a historically bad presidential primary campaign, the gov might want to hold off on the political advice for presidential campaigns.