Illegal Immigration is an Act of Love but Three President Bushes is One Act Too Many… And Other News

Jeb Bush Act of Love

Illegal immigration isn’t a felony, it’s an act of love – or at least according to Jeb Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida and brother of famous artist George W Bush.

Speaking at a 25th anniversary celebration of his father’s presidency, Jeb ruffled a few conservative feathers by saying:  “I honestly think that that is a different kind of crime. There should be a price paid, but it shouldn’t rile people up that people are actually coming to this country to provide for their families… Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony, it’s kind of — it’s an act of love.” Can’t it be both? Bush also said he will decide by the end of the year whether to run for president. While his immigration comments may distance him from the Tea Party crowd, many moderate Republicans are encouraging the former governor to follow in the footsteps of his father and brother. But can the US handle three President Bushes? Al Jazeera

Ping PingPings present the most promising lead so far in the search for the Boeing 777 that went down in the Indian Ocean in March. On Saturday, a Chinese vessel on the lookout for any suspicious debris detected a pulse that could be coming from the plane’s black box. Then on Sunday two more ships, another Chinese ship and an Australian one, also reported pings. According to Angus Houston, the head of a joint agency co-ordinating the multinational search for Flight MH370, the pings are “a most promising lead” in the month-long search. But what’s less promising is the fact that finding out where the signal is precisely coming from could take several days and the batteries in the black box are expected to expire this week, which means the signal will quit transmitting and no one will ever no what happened. Ever. CTV News

Fort-Hood-shooting-sparked-by-argument-over-paperwork-witnesses-saidPaperwork can make people angry – angry enough to go on a shooting spree. Witnesses and relatives of the Fort Hood shooting spree victims are saying that alleged shooter Spc. Ivan Lopez—who also shot himself—became frustrated by a simple dispute over paperwork which may have sparked his shooting rampage. Lopez had asked for a leave-of-absence application from a human resources office at Fort Hood and was told to come back the next day. Exasperated, the 34-year-old military truck driver left, but returned moments later with a .45-caliber Smith & Wesson semiautomatic pistol and opened fire on soldiers in his unit before walking outside and indiscriminately shooting at other soldiers. So basically things escalated quickly…. Washington Post

Cronut ClosureHumans aren’t the only ones who go nuts for cronuts; mice love ’em too! Dominique Ansel Bakery, the New York City shop that’s become the go-to spot for the croissant-and-doughnut hybrid has “a severe mouse infestation.” Health officials had to temporarily shut down the shop on Friday after a customer shot a video of a mouse running around the kitchen and posted it on YouTube. The SoHo bakery will not be allowed to reopen until inspectors determine the mouse problem has been fixed. The bakery hopes to reopen by Monday after a thorough mouse hunt… and perhaps a cat infestation. New York Times

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