senators attempt to spoil the fun

You’ve probably already read that Senators Feinstein (D-CA) and Bennett (R-UT) are talking about blocking the recently passed bill to allow bars and restaurants to serve alcohol until 5 am on Inauguration Day. They said that “could seriously strain law enforcement resources that need to be focused on the large crowds and security requirements of the Inaugural.” While they want DC to devote its police resources to the inauguration, the feds aren’t paying for it, nor did they last time.You’d think if they were going to hate so much, they’d at least offer to pay. [LINK]

Shoes Thrown At Bush – Ducked

After giving what can only be described as “daps” to the Iraqi Prime Minister (see the video below if you don’t belive it) President Bush ducks not one, but two shoes thrown at his ugly head.


Bush’s powers, though similar to those of the the ninja, are thought to originate from the dark side of The Force, therefore enabling him to duck both projectiles (or theoretically allowing him to stage the whole spectacle).

No matter what you think of him, you’ve got to admire the guy’s response.  He was quoted as saying, “so… some ninja threw his shoes at me… so what?”   That, my ninjas, is relatively gangster.

from the readers

You know, I heard a staggering stat the other day. If you count all of the money the government has doled out during this crisis, it equals approximately $100,000 per U.S. citizen. Call me f?cknuts, but I think sending 100k to every American would have stimulated the f?ck out of this b!tch, as opposed to just giving it away to some asshole CEO, who will horde the cash and/or dump it into treasuries.

Steven Chu Appointed

So… Mr. Obama picked a physicist for his Energy secretary, eh? More importantly, MNP posted a little something from an event where he spoke earlier this year [ we were there ]. Is this another case of the purported ‘MNP Bump’? Similar to the Colbert bump, the MNP has helped many notable politicians get elected including but not limited to: Barack O., Larry C., Arnold S., Jesse V…. the list goes on and on. Now what can he do to thank us? hmm

End-Time Countdown

“yet another reason to love Obama”

…or so says our buddy Tom. Read on:

District bars could be allowed to stay open around the clock as what may be millions descend on the city to celebrate Barack Obama’s inauguration.

A measure put forth today by D.C. Councilman Jim Graham – who represents the party-friendly Adams Morgan neighborhood – would allow bars and restaurants licensed to serve alcohol to keep pouring until 5 a.m., and to keep doors open 24-hours per day between Jan. 17 and Jan. 21.

Charles Allen, chief of staff for Councilman Tommy Wells, said the Council received information about the proposal Monday and will vote on it today. The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington had already notified Council members of its support for the measure.

The move would be similar to, but further-reaching than legislation passed in St. Paul, Minn., when the city hosted the Republican National Convention in early September.

Like D.C., most St. Paul liquor sales end at 2 a.m. But during the convention, eight bars and restaurants were allowed to remain open until 4 a.m. with a special $50 registration.

“Overall, it was very successful,” said Kris Schweinler, the city’s senior license inspector, adding that the only problems came from a handful of non-registered bars that sold overtime anyway.

.::Read the rest at -> DCExaminer (by Leah Fabel)