Boston Marathon bombing

Our Very Own West, Texas

On April 25 - Thursday evening - American icon and humble hero George W Bush took one small step for man, one slip-and-fall for humanity - as he re-entered a spotlight until-recently blissful to have been abandoned by him, for the dedication of his presidential library. Put aside for the moment that having an actual structure that houses things you read dedicated to him is like honouring Chris Christie with a gluten-free restaurant or naming a Bar Mitzvah after Vladimir Zhirinovsky. Hell, I half expected him to don his trusty flight suit and declare "all major combat operations over in Iraq", you know, just for the memories.

Stupid Right-Wing Tweets: Greg Ball Edition

What is it with the Republicans' bizarre fetish for torture? Just last week, Jonah Goldberg's Mom basically tweeted the same thing, and now this idiot, who's a New York State Senator. And he's since <a href="http://www.nysenate.gov/press-release/senator-greg-ball-issues-statement-terror-tweet">doubled-down.</a>

Rep. Rogers: FBI 'Did Their Due Diligence' Investigating Tamerlan Tsarnaev

It seems we've got at least one Republican who is not on board with Sen. Lindsey Graham and crew and their talking points on whether the FBI did their job in investigating Tamerlan Tsarnaev prior to the Boston Marathon bombing and on whether his brother ought to be treated as an enemy combatant.