Here are some other ideas for the Cold Case Posse: Was Zachary Taylor secretly poisoned? Did Hillary Clinton order a hit on a former aide’s cat? Was Dwight D. Eisenhower secretly controlled by his communist brother, Milton? What if we’re all color-blind and people who are color-blind actually have normal vision? Why does the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department own a tank?
Got some more enduring mysteries for the Cold Case Posse? Leave ‘em in the comments.
Two GOP congressmen believe President Obama has a secret plan to steal the 2012 election: Grant citizenship en masse to millions of undocumented residents, who will in turn reward him with their votes. Surprise: They haven’t really thought this through.
Video: The Crazy Nastyass Rahm Emanuel. Here’s Rahm Emanuel, nature’s fiercest politician. Whoa, watch out Nancy Pelosi! What’s that, they’re filibustering the Senate? Rahm Emanuel don’t care. Rahm Emanuel don’t give a shit. He just takes what he wants.
"[I]t is “more of a challenge” to find jobs now than when I graduated, no matter how crazy your qualifications. I invite anyone who doubts this to browse the resumes of Mother Jones’ most recent crop of interns, who between the seven of them speak Russian, Farsi, Dari, Arabic, Italian, French, Spanish, and Hebrew and have worked at places like PBS’ Frontline (two of them), NPR, NBC, New York Press, the Miami Herald, Washington Monthly, The Nation, Sierra, the ACLU, the FTC, and the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction."
"We have a huge unemployment problem with black youth in our cities. Put them on buses, take them out there [to the farms] and pay them a decent wage; they will work."
— New York congressional candidate Jack Davis, a Republican, on his plan to create jobs in upstate New York. Davis is running to replace Rep. Chris Lee, who resigned last month after posting shirtless pictures of himself on Craigslist.
RC: What are the specific requirements in the bill?
MB: That they have to have the long form birth certificate.
RC: What is the long form birth certificate?
MB: Now, you’re asking me to get into a lot of things that I haven’t really looked into yet.
Tennessee state Sen. Mae Beavers, attempting to explain to an Internet radio show host why she introduced a bill to require presidential candidates to submit a long-form birth certificate. Read the full story here.