"A notorious Brooklyn rabbit hoarder’s entire bunny farm will be up for adoption at $25 a pop during two big events held in Central Park and Union Square next Saturday."
"Weisser was taken into police custody, then issued summonses for trespassing and resisting arrest."
"Nearly 17 million male U.S. citizens and male immigrant non-citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 currently are registered for conscription with the Selective Service System, an independent government agency."
"It's true, nobody talked about bomb control. That may have something to do with the fact that, because bombs are objects capable of doing extreme damage to large numbers of people quickly, and exist solely for the purpose of maiming or killing things, we have decided to restrict who is allowed to have them. Some would even say we control them."
"While 'mass shooting' conjures images of bloodbaths like San Bernardino, Sandy Hook, or Columbine, 147 of the shootings tracked by Shooting Tracker actually didn’t result in a single death."
Also "gangland massacres” and "grisly murder-suicides” are exempt.
So things aren’t so bad after all. Really.
Corn plasters, though, just might work.
Or maybe I should keep trying.
"Terre Haute is the land of Clabber Girl Baking Powder—and its citizens call it the 'Crossroads of America.'"
"While the nation suffered through the shock of another bloody massacre, on Thursday every Senate Republican except Mark Kirk of Illinois voted against legislation to prevent people on the F.B.I.’s consolidated terrorist watchlist from purchasing guns or explosives.…
Another bill that would have expanded background checks to gun show and online firearms sales to screen out convicted felons and the mentally ill also failed on Thursday. The four Republican senators running for president — Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham — all turned up to vote against these common-sense measures."
"There is an entire school of political thought that believes a rump faction of theocratic barbarians in a distant desert has the will and the capability to not merely cause acts of bloody mayhem, but to bring down Western civilization itself. If you accept this weird apocalyptic vision—and every Republican candidate for president professes to believe it—then it's hard to understand why you would oppose an effort to deny weapons to people already on the government's no-fly list. I mean, this is war—or, rather, 'war'—right?"
"'Dr. Ben Carson, moving to center stage just one month ago, now needs some CPR,' Malloy said. 'The Doctor sinks. The Donald soars. The GOP, 11 months from the election, has to be thinking, ‘This could be the guy.’'"
"'Trust me, it’s a thing,' she explained. 'Especially in Brooklyn.'"
“…in staying out of the 2016 spotlight, Warren's presence (and popularity among the Democratic base) are paradoxically looming even larger over the Democratic primary. That arms-length strategy has helped Warren achieve what might not have been possible if she had actually jumped into the race herself: making the Democratic Party's economic platform sound more and more like her own."
Says Cruz’s freshman college roommate:
“I would rather have anybody else be the president of the United States. Anyone. I would rather pick somebody from the phone book.”
And an alumnus of the Bush 2000 campaign told Frank Bruni of the New York Times:
“Why do people take such an instant dislike to Ted Cruz? It just saves time.”
All this and much more about Cruz in Bruni’s column today…
…it’s time to start getting excited about the iPhone 7.
Sure, it’s still a year off, but so is the next election and look how long we’ve been obsessing about that.
"City hall said the Roman soldiers, many of whom hail from the poorer periphery and commute for hours to the historic center, pose risks both to people's safety and the "respectability" of the city's numerous monuments."
"Calling it a "simple and undeniable fact," the Texan senator claimed "the media doesn't report that.""
True, I’m sort of a lapsed Democrat at the moment, but this just might be a reason to un-lapse!
It’s cold and rainy here. The radar machine says just north is a pocket of that New England staple, “mixed precip.” Here, it’s more like football weather in Green Bay. Whom needs that?
I’ve already been out three times and now I’m staying in. Also, big warm socks.
"They weren’t just mad about giving up 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter, which turned a pleasant runaway win into yet another encounter with that old pal Dread, plus his cousin Angst, and their stuffed dead rat Despair."
Move over, Ben Carson. Nobody cares about your West Point story. Hillary wanted to join the Marines and be an astronaut.
We can’t wait to see who tops that.
The Threatened Net: A Washington Post book (Spoiler: It keeps getting worse.)
U.S. vs. Hackers: New York Times (Spoiler: Ditto.)
And for extra credit: