Monday, June 09, 2014

“I read the news today, oh boy …” (Whit Monday Edition)

If you're going to watch this clip of Stephen Colbert about that whole Bergdahl business, it helps if you don't take the news too seriously. Neither side of the issue is spared on this one. Not that deserting one's post isn't a serious thing, but so is support from the home front as a factor in an expedient conclusion to our involvement. How many of you planted victory gardens this past spring?

Don't all raise your hands at once. Meanwhile, elsewhere on planet Earth:

The rebellious spirit that has made the Lone Star State what it is today lives on, as the "Come And Take It" flag made famous by the Battle of Gonzales, the birthplace of the Texas revolution, waves proudly from a treehouse that the city of Austin is trying to take down. [The Libertarian Republic]

It's one of those stunts we might have pulled at Scout camp when we were kids, before telling the Scoutmaster it was in the name of science. What happens when you boil a bottle of Coke? [The Blaze]

While driving from Arizona to Michigan, a 62-year-old man discovered his girlfriend was dead in the passenger seat, so he decided he wanted to keep driving. [KRMG Radio]

We all know how protective a good father can be about his daughter, but what if the young man who needs to be taught a lesson … is her teacher? [BizPac Review]

If anyone from Australia is reading this, please tell me why I would want to live there if all this stuff can kill me. []

Finally, let's all welcome the Central Intelligence Agency to Twitter. Operating out of its headquarters in northern Virginia, the CIA has kept the world safe for (or from, depending on your point of view) democracy since 1947. [Hot Air]

And that's all the news that fits. As the week goes on, stay tuned, and stay in touch.

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