Morning Constitutional – Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Good morning, folks. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are having a girl. Now, your morning constitutional:

At least 292 people are still missing after a ferry sank off the southwest coast of South Korea; at least four are confirmed dead.

Several Ukrainian troops sent to eastern Ukraine to return order have defected to join the separatists in Donetsk, even as pro-Russia militants commandeered six armored personnel carriers from the Ukrainian army and drove them to the central square of Slovyansk. Meanwhile, Ukrainian forces have trouble taking back Kramatorsk as civilians block troops from entering the city, 

And so began another day of bluster and hyperbole, of the misinformation, exaggerations, conspiracy theories, overheated rhetoric and, occasionally, outright lies about the political crisis in Ukraine that have emanated from the highest echelons of the Kremlin and reverberated on state-controlled Russian television, hour after hour, day after day, week after week.”

As many as 200 girls were abducted from a school in Chibok, Nigeria by Boko Haram.

 Video shows large al-Qaeda meeting in Yemen.

Several states’s attorneys general are pressuring Google to make it harder for searchers to find sites selling prescription and illegal drugs online.

A man was arrested for leaving hoax devices at the Boston Marathon finish line yesterday.

Hank Aaron and the Atlanta Braves get tons of racist hate mail after Hank Aaron points out that some people are still racist.

Not only did a more-than-expected 7.5 million people sign up for health care through the exchanges, but there was also an unexpected boom in people buying health insurance straight from the companies themselves. Meanwhile, a new poll suggests that Americans prefer Democrats on health care over Republicans.

Student loan interest rates are going up for the fall semester.

Interesting story on how the president reversed his position on same-sex marriage.

Just a gentle reminder that Phyllis Schlafly is an idiot.

Oh, and so is Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin.

Finally, German Shepherd called up for jury duty in New Jersey.

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