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  • Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Deficit Hawkman Returns:
    Cartoon by Mark Fiore - Deficit Hawkman Returns
  • What's coming up on Sunday Kos ...
    • Second round action will get underway in the 2013 Daily Kos Republican March to Madness Tournament, with winners advancing to the Insane 16 as we pick the craziest Republican of them all, hosted by Jed Lewison
    • Iraq and lessons for the war on the deficit, by Armando
    • Congratulations -- new gun legislation has passed the Congress, by Mark Sumner
    • Stop and frisk on trial, by Denise Oliver Velez
    • The political system is broken, by Laurence Lewis
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Crazy), after calling Sen. John McCain (R-Bitter) "numbnuts," gives what may be the funniest apology ever!
    “I did express my regret in saying that he was a numbnuts because I didn’t — I probably shouldn’t have used the word ‘numb’, ” Gohmert said. “That was probably unfair.”
  • Happy anniversary, dick (no, I didn't forget to capitalize):

    50 yrs ago today Dick Cheney had his 1st deferment to avoid a war in Vietnam. That he supported. Happy Anniversary...Dick.
    @JohnFugelsang via web

  • Hang him high!
    As severe cold grips the eastern U.S. on March 21, Punxsutawney Phil’s forecast for an early spring is best described as an epic failure.  The prosecuting attorney of Butler County, Ohio, Michael Gmoser, wants the groundhog to pay for his flawed prediction, with his life.

    Gmoser filed an indictment against Phil which reads accordingly:

    On or about February 02,2013, at Gobbler’s Knob, Punxsutawney Phil did purposely, and with prior calculation and design, cause the people to believe that Spring would come early. Contrary to the Groundhog day report, a snowstorm and record low temperatures have been and are predicted to continue in the near future, which constitutes the offense of MISREPRESENTATION OF EARLY SPRING, a Unclassified Felony, and against the peace and dignity of the State Of Ohio.

    SPECIFICATION: The people further find and specify that due to the aggravating circumstances and misrepresentation to the people that the death penalty be implemented to the defendant, Punxsutawney Phil

  • In case you have $5,000 burning a hole in your pocket:
    Mitt Romney isn’t running for president, but he’s still looking for supporters’ contributions.

    The former presidential candidate sent out an email Thursday evening to bundlers and big donors asking them to join him for a four-day June summit in Park City, Utah. The cost: $5,000.

  • Condolences to family and friends:
    Renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has died, the spokesman for the Anambra state government has told the BBC.

    His home state of Anambra, in south-eastern Nigeria, was in mourning for its "illustrious son", the spokesman, Mike Udah, said.

    Mr Achebe, 82, was most famous for his ground breaking 1958 novel Things Fall Apart, which dealt with the impact of colonialism on African society.

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