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Sunday open thread: 'The trouble with wi-fi' edition

By Doug Powers  •  February 17, 2013 12:51 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

Ever since Friday night I’ve been having wireless connection problems in my house. Somebody from the company is coming over today to try and get to the bottom of the problem. As of right now it’s working (so far saving me a trip to McDonalds or the coffee shop), but I thought I’d get up a thread to discuss what’s going on this weekend in case I’m thrown off the grid again.

Here are some stories for possible discussion:

–Fighter jets intercepted two small planes that violated flight restrictions around President Obama during his Florida vacay. Probably just wayward drones.

–Saturday Night Live parodies Tarantino and welcomes Lent with “Djesus Uncrossed.” How will the fearless comedy show usher in Ramadan? Probably by airing a rerun of the show containing the “Djesus Uncrossed” sketch.

–Unidentified reporter on hot mic mocks Obama after a speech in Chicago last weel: “Thank you for your selfless service to our country — I’m going on a long vacation.”

–Is this the birth of the movement to outlaw use of the word “panties”? Opponents are countering with “from my cold, dead hamper!”

–A Photoshop depicting Fox News asking if the Russian meteor was a plot by President Obama to prove global warming is real fooled Van Jones. A CNN host actually asked a similar question a few days ago.

–Here’s an in-depth interview with Dr. Benjamin Carson. Who’s more qualified to get inside their heads than a neurosurgeon?

–Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has created a prestigious heroism medal for cyber and drone combatants. In order of prestige, the “Distinguished Warfare Medal” will be higher than the Bronze Star. A retired Green Beret is quoted: “I suppose now they will award Purple Hearts for carpal tunnel syndrome.”

–A letter from the White House to the Senate Armed Services Committee saying Obama didn’t call anybody the night of the Benghazi attack is here.

–The Obama White House is boycotting talks with enemies of America. And by that I mean Fox News. Discussions with Iran will go on as scheduled.

–The Air Force has confirmed that shortly before Obama’s State of the Union speech a couple of Russian jets circled the U.S. territory of Guam, prompting the scrambling of two F-15’s (insert your own Hank Johnson joke here). They were no doubt testing exactly how much more flexibility now exists.

–Facebook gets a multibillion dollar tax break. They say it’s all nice and legal like, but being friended by people in high places can’t hurt when it comes to lowering levels of scrutiny from Washington.

–Will lessons from the pros in Florida improve President Obama’s golf game? The world may never know:

–Mark Levin discusses why Homeland Security is stockpiling massive amounts of ammunition. You mean it’s not because they’re just really really into skeet shooting?

–Charges have been filed against Jesse Jackson Jr. for “misusing” $750,000 in campaign funds, including spending $30,000 on Michael Jackson and Bruce Lee memorabilia. For the children.

–Michael Bloomberg’s super PAC is dumping a $2 million into the race for Jackson’s former congressional seat to keep it from falling into the hands of a gun rights advocate. That’ll become $3 million as soon as Supernanny Mike discovers she’s a Big Gulp consumer.

**Written by Doug Powers

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