That Was Nice While It Lasted

Stormy stands down:

I am not running for the US Senate because I am an adult entertainment star. I am not running for the US Senate for the same reason that so many dedicated patriots do not run — I can’t afford it. On this day in particualar, we should all take time to reflect on the loss to our country that comes from the sad fact that those who may truly desire to contribute to our society are barred by those who only seek to unjustly profit off it.

But she’s not giving up:

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Hold on — it’s Leno? We’re sorry, we were reading too fast. Make that Masturbating Bore.

Jay Leno will headline the White House Correspondents Dinner [WaPo]

Last night, after watching hours of earthquake coverage — do the CNN reporters all work out at the same gym? — we found ourself catching up on late-night Leno-bashing, which truly was, as they say, comic relief. So, while there are far more important things to talk about today, we’ll use that as an excuse to present the latest shenanigans.

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So I worked all weekend, the Jets lost (and ended their season), and I will probably watch the Vikings-Carolina matchup at 8:20 and get pissed off all over again because Brett Favre couldn’t bother to throw a few completions and get the Jets into the playoffs last year.  So this is all I have:

There goes the infrastructure.

Back in January, when we first took note of the latest End of the World, we had no idea Hollywood was planning on buying the farm with a holiday blockbuster. Nor could we have imagined that NASA would provide The Greatest Trailer of All Time with a huge promotional boost:

The world is not coming to an end on December 21, 2012, the US space agency insisted Monday in a rare campaign to dispel widespread rumors fueled by the Internet and a new Hollywood movie.

The latest big screen offering from Sony Picture, “2012,” arrives in theaters on Friday, with a 200-million-dollar production about the end of the world supposedly based on myths backed by the Mayan calendar.

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Watch the thorns.No, Joe, fuck you…

Whereas on September 9, 2009, during the joint session of Congress convened pursuant to House Concurrent Resolution 179, the President of the United States, speaking at the invitation of the House and Senate, had his remarks interrupted by the Representative from South Carolina, Mr. Wilson; and

Whereas the conduct of the Representative from South Carolina was a breach of decorum and degraded the proceedings of the joint session, to the discredit of the House: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives disapproves of the behavior of the Representative from South Carolina, Mr. Wilson, during the joint session of Congress held on September 9, 2009.

Box score: 240 Yes, 179 No, 5 Present.

House Passes Wilson Disapproval Motion [TPM]

And so, the Democrats hit sixtyish Senators. So I think you could call yesterday a peak — particularly because the valley is coming, and quick.  I mean, not to be a wet blanket, but…

Sen. Daniel K. Inouye’s staff contacted federal regulators last fall to ask about the bailout application of an ailing Hawaii bank that he had helped to establish and where he has invested the bulk of his personal wealth.

Dan’s been pushing his luck for decades.  But the timing of this news?  Perfect.