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  • You just know that this Nebraska Republican was a "family values" guy:
    Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy was a road warrior in his job, driving thousands of miles across the state to deliver speeches and cut ribbons.

    But a monthlong investigation by The World-Herald uncovered a secret life during that travel, involving 2,300 phone calls to four women, other than his wife, during the past four years.

    Sheehy, who served eight years in his post, resigned abruptly Saturday after the newspaper contacted him Friday about the calls, made on a state-issued cellphone.

  • Here's the tease ... I'll bet you click on it to learn more:
    Kevin Swanson is Wonket’s favoritest person in the whole wide world! First he splained us that college makes your daughters into ugly, angrier-angry feminist whores. Then he informed us that The Pill leaves your womb crusted with zombie babies eating your innards. Now the Christian-dick-radio talker has moved his sights, as seemed long overdue, to the science fact that in 2022, the government is going to take all the homeschooled children and turn them over to gays, for NAMBLAing. Seems legit!
  • Somewhere, Mitt Romney is shaking his fist at the heavens:
    The inventor of the beloved Etch A Sketch toy, Andre Cassagnes, has died at age 86, the toy’s manufacturer confirms to NBC News. Cassagnes died Jan. 16 in France.
  • What a shock—not to mention really, really, really stupid:
    Gov. Rick Perry of Texas said emphatically Saturday that the Boy Scouts of America should not soften its strict policy barring gay members, and dismissed the idea of bending the organization to the whims of “popular culture.” [...]

    Mr. Perry told the youngsters that the Scouts were a key reason that he had joined the Air Force and later sought public office, and that society’s failure to adhere to the organization’s core values was a cause for high rates of teenage pregnancy and wayward youths who grow up to be “men joining their fathers in prison.”

  • Offered without comment:
    Gov. Scott Walker has transferred $40,000 of campaign donations into his legal defense fund, bringing the total deposited into the account to $200,000. [...]

    Walker spokeswoman Nicole Tieman says the money was needed to cooperate with authorities over the past year.

  • For the baby who has everything—except perhaps parents with common sense.
  • Talk about a cold case:

    Archaeologists confirm human remains found underneath a parking lot in Leicester, England, are those of King Richard III - via broadcast
    @BreakingNews via breakingnews.com
  • In case you were wondering:
    Nothing highlights the thrill of victory like tugging on a T-shirt proclaiming your status as Super Bowl champion—or the agony of defeat, if you’re the losing team now holding pre-printed championship merchandise. While the San Francisco 49ers wound up on the wrong end of Sunday’s game, losing to the Baltimore Ravens, the winner will be World Vision, a nonprofit relief organization that will receive more than 100,000 articles of clothing from the National Football League to donate to underdeveloped countries. [...]

    Back at World Vision’s international distribution center in Pittsburgh, it’s sorted by size, gender, and destination. Sweatshirts go to cold places like Mongolia, T-shirts to warmer areas in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • On today's Kagro in the Morning show, Greg Dworkin in his regular spot, then UK fan GideonAB. The latest incidents of gun violence in the news, the state of play for legislation on gun policy, filibuster reform, etc. And having finally seen Lincoln, lots of talk about how times may change, but political dynamics sometimes stay very much the same. What might we expect to pass? And what should we continue to push for though we may not win right now?

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