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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Good Morning, News!

Posted by Denis C. Theriault on Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Leo Anthony Gallagher is retiring from a life devoted to the stage. But if you can afford it, and if you also enjoy food-themed comedy, Mr. Gallagher will consider private parties.

Next, it might be interesting if someone were to dip Kim Kardashian in hot oil until she turned crisp.

The US Supreme Court will take up legal questions surrounding Obamacare the Affordable Care Act for three days starting Monday. Arguments will touch on whether it's too early to challenge the law, the constitutionality of mandated health insurance, and concerns about requiring states to expand Medicaid coverage.

Also looming for the Supreme Court?
A chance to rethink Citizens United, AKA the reason four candidates are still slugging it out for the Republican primary.

The internet punks Kuwait, which ends up punking Kazakhstan, a job historically reserved for Russian czars and the Christian notion of God.

A pilot program to keep foreclosed homes from crumbling: Let people facing eviction stay in their homes, but as renters.

The coalition of donors working to enshrine gay marriage as the law of the land is all at once corporate, liberal, conservative, Wall Street, Democratic, Republican, Hollywood, focused, and formidable.

New York City wins the right to fire four cops who fired 50 shots at a group of unarmed men outside a strip club—killing a man on his wedding day—back in 2008.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood political movement, vaulted into a leadership role in recent parliamentary elections, is taking an unexpectedly moderate approach to foreign policy and Middle East affairs.

The lawyer for Trayvon Martin's killer says the "stand your ground," or "castle," defense being invoked nationally doesn't apply. Instead, he says, the shooting was all about self-defense. Yes, self-defense. What was that? Oh, right. This line: "Martin was unarmed, carrying a bag of Skittles candy and an iced tea, according to police."

At yesterday's State of the County, Chair Jeff Cogen made a big announcement: There's a big-deal development deal in place for the long-sad western terminus of the Morrison Bridge. He also said everyone should vote this May to pay for the library.

I NEVER KNEW *WHY* ICED COFFEE
COST MORE THAN HOT COFFEE. BUT NOW I DO. AND SOON YOU WILL, TOO! FUCKING-A! RIGHT?

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