Republicans Are So Weird, and Other Breaking News

11.12.10 Lauri Apple

Dynamic Florida Congressman-elect Allen West, who had to resign from the Army after he threatened to kill an Iraqi, hired a radio host lady who shared his habit of promoting “violent insurrection” to be his chief of staff. But she’s gone all martyr and said no. It’s too bad, because they sound perfect for each other. The job probably would have cramped her style. |Think Progress|

Other National Stories:

  • Lloyd Schofield of San Francisco, Cal. wants to ban circumcision in his city, which bans everything except nostalgia and annoying people. He also wants to make the penis-altering practice punishable by a year in prison and fines. Glad somebody’s on this issue. |NBC|
  • Columnist/Eliot Spitzer work-buddy Kathleen Parker is bragging about how she got people to rag on Sarah Palin. She’s an anti-feminist. |Newsbusters|
  • The Washington Post wants your political book reviews for publication on their blog. There is no mention of compensation! |Washington Post|
  • Before you go out tomorrow, make sure to watch P.J. O’Rourke talk about his political views on the Internet. That way, you’ll have something to talk about with the person you’re trying to score with. |Book TV|
  • Joe Miller tried to get misspelled ballots disqualified from the final count, but a judge said, “no way, Jose.” |Politics Daily|
  • Miller’s got a hot-line now for voter fraud. Call it and see if you get him on the line, in-person! Then tell him to shave his weird beard. Do this for me. |Joe Miller campaign|
  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand met with President Hamid Karzai and asked him to protect the rights of women in Afghanistan from the Taliban and not let Carl Paladino call them “Little Girl.” |WCAX|
  • Local:

  • Mayor Mike Bloomberg went to the Veteran’s Day parade and held a little flag that contained no salt, nicotine, trans fats, high-fructose corn syrup, or devils. |City twitter|
  • Council member Ydanis Rodriguez (D-Washington Heights) is sponsoring a bill that would allow you to park on the restricted side of a street as soon as a street has been cleaned, without having to wait. Supposedly under the current system, people have to circle around and around while the streets are being cleaned, so they don’t get tickets. This problem would end! But seriously, you shouldn’t drive anyway. |Queens Chronicle|
  • Republican Anthony Como called up state Sen. Joe Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) and conceded that he lost their election. Now they both have CLOSURE. |Queens Chronicle|