News Roundup for 2/15/12
Not Scott Walker’s friend
-Headline of the Day-
“Wisconsin Gov. Walker seeks 2 more weeks to review signatures on recall petitions.”
The roundup is back! Yay!
And we kick off the festivities with a fun story about embattled Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his struggles with math.
OK, so here’s the deal: Scott Walker sucks, right? So a bunch of people got together to kick him out of office and got a million signatures to put him up for a recall election (full disclosure: I’m one of that bunch). That’s about twice as many as the law requires. You with me so far here?
Scooter doesn’t want to be recalled. So he’s filed suit in court to get more time to review all these crazy signatures.
“The time needed to search for duplicates, as well as to provide a factual basis for objections to more than 100,000 signatures, cannot be met within the existing time limits,” Walker said in his filing.
100,000 vs half a million. You see the problem here, right? He’s pretty much doomed on that count. He would need to throw out more than half a million signatures — better than 5 times the amount he’s contesting — to stop the recall election.
What Scooter’s hoping to do is delay the recall another two weeks. Why? Because of a loophole that allows him unlimited fundraising until the recall. He actually has no hope at all of stopping the recall election from happening — his 100,000 “objectionable” signatures just aren’t even close to enough. He just wants more time to rake in big out-of-state money, while complaining that he’s the victim of big out-of-state money.
And here I thought Republicans were against frivolous lawsuits. (Associated Press)
-Cartoon time with Mark Fiore-
Hey kids, want a surefire way to fight terrorism? Then you need…
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We used to do this with cruise missiles and that worked out just great. This will be even better. Technology marches on! (MarkFiore.com)
“Who’s Going to Die on ‘Community.’”
According to the report, “Joel McHale’s confirmed that, whenever Community comes back, ‘someone you’ve seen a lot’ will die in the show.”
My carefully considered response: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Unless it’s Starburns. He’s a good character, but he doesn’t do much. I could handle that.
Sorry Starburns. Moral Orel was great and all, but TV is a harsh business. (ThinkProgress)