Mike's Blog Round Up
January 9, 2014

Well, yesterday was a good day here, in Armpit, TN. Temperatures rose into the lower 40's. and it seemed to catch the weatherfolks by surprise. There was a sense of collective relief at the workplace, where people truly foreign to this sort of cold had fretted for days that their water pipes would explode in the middle of the night, and kept their children in the center of the house, duct-taped to the space heater out of fear they'd be frozen solid by the spray when the inevitable occurred. Well, not quite, but schools closed because diesel buses couldn't start, and they have no de-icing equipment at all. No sand, no salt. Places and services just shut down until it thaws. So, with relief that most places in the country are scheduled for a thawing today, let's get on with the round-up...

Avedon Carol, of The Sideshow, explores bad behavior at US Customs, the NSA as a National Security Threat, and a true ObamaCare horror story. Avedon is one of the finest bloggers I've ever had the pleasure to know.

Bartcop notices a GOP Memo reminding members to look concerned and empathetic while cutting unemployment benefits, relates the need for Medical Marijuana Reform, and responds to “Monkey Mail.” Bartcop was one of the first "proto-blogs." Back in the day, kids, this was what we had-- and we liked it, too. Bart is a legend, still fresh, and still swinging the Big Hammer. Be sure to read the PREVIOUS edition—it had EVERYTHING.

Russ B. Lib Notes that George W. Bush and Dick “Dick” Cheney have been convicted of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity… in Kuala Lampur. It’s a start.

Bark Bark, Woof Woof takes a look at the Media looking back at Johnson’s “War On Poverty.”

Round up by Monkeyfister. Send tips to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT com with “For MBRU” in the Subject Line.

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