The New York Times has a good graphic identifying the notable public officials sitting on the Inaugural Platform with President Obama yesterday. You know you are a political freak when you don’t need the NY Times’ help to identify anyone.
Local police in Ireland’s Kerry county will be allowed to permit some residents to drive drunk if a measure passed yesterday by county councilors is approved by the Department of Justice.
By a vote of five to three with 12 councilors absent, lawmakers in the south-west Ireland county passed a motion giving the Gardaí (police) authority to issue a get out of jail free card to drivers in rural areas who are found to have more than the legal limit of alcohol in their system.
The motion’s author, Councillor Danny Healy-Rae, said he proposed the motion out of concern for “older” rural residents who “are being isolated now at home, and a lot of them falling into depression.”
Healy-Rae said the lack of public transportation in these areas is preventing these people from venturing out of their homes after having “two or three drinks” for fear of losing their licence.
So, according to Mr. Healy-Rae, these rural Irishmen are always two to three drinks in. LOL. Sounds about right. And I’m Irish, so I can make that joke.
Virginia Republicans pulled off an unethical coup yesterday by fast walking a gerry mander through the Senate while a Democratic lawmaker was out of town at the inauguration. Now these same Republicans will no doubt be upset today or tomorrow when we Democrats even talk about reforming the filibuster. The hypocrisy. It burns.
Al Roker was a comedian yesterday.
The Cloakroom has the five most pointed shots at Republicans yesterday in Obama’s speech. I do not care about their precious feelings. They are evil and deserve ridicule on the largest of stages.