Weiner for Mayor… And Other News

Weiner for Mayor

Weiner: Take 2. Disgraced New York politician has officially announced his political comeback.

Weiner posted a two-minute YouTube video announcing he will be running for mayor of New York City this year. His slogan? Weiner for Mayor. Two years after resigning his congressional seat after posting lewd pictures of his weiner to Twitter and then lying about it, Weiner admits he has “learned some tough lessons.” I guess he figured if Toronto Mayor Rob Ford can smoke crack with Somali drug dealers and still be mayor, he’s certainly got a shot! He’s just got to lay off those crotch shots. Washington Post

Woolwich shooting incidentA machete attack in London leaves a British soldier dead. The victim was reportedly beheaded by Muslim extremists who were later shot (but not killed) by police. After the attack – which happened in broad daylight – one of the extremists approached someone with a video camera and attempted to explain himself. “We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you until you leave us alone,” said the meat-cleaver-wielding man with bloody hands, “The only reasons we killed this man this is because Muslims are dying daily. This British soldier is an eye for an eye a tooth for tooth.” He also apologized to the women bystanders who had to witness him chopping up the soldier. British Prime David Cameron is calling the incident a terrorist attack. CNN

Swedish RiotSwedish rage continues into its third day. Violence erupted in Stockholm on Sunday after the country ran out of Swedish berries – or after the death of a 69-year-old man – I forget which one caused the riots. The man was killed by police while he was wielding a machete in the suburb of Husby. No word on why he was carrying a machete but the incident sparked accusations of police brutality – particularly against Sweden’s growing immigrant population. Although no injuries were reported, at least eight people were taken into custody and over 100 cars have been set on fire.  After reading about the London machete attack, I have a feeling Sweden is better off without the machete man… NBC News

Drone AttackThe drones are coming to get us! The Obama administration formally acknowledged that the United States had killed four American citizens in drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan. But not to worry – some of them were intended targets. The administration announced they had deliberately killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Muslim cleric who was killed in a drone strike in September 2011 in Yemen. Awlaki, an al-Qaeda suspect born in the US state of New Mexico, was “intimately involved in detailed planning and putting in place plots against US persons”. And Samir Khan, a naturalised US citizen who produced an online magazine promoting al-Qaeda’s ideology and also died in the missile strike? Well, he kind of just got in the way. Awlaki’s 16-year-old son, Abdulrahman and another American citizien, Jude Mohammad, were also killed by drones but were “not specifically targeted by the US”. New York Times

Pleading the FifthLois Lerner, the IRS supervisor at the center of the scandal over targeting conservative groups, pled the Fifth during Wednesday’s hearing. The IRS official said she did nothing wrong or illegal and gave no false or misleading information to officials and then decided to stop talking altogether. She admitted earlier that the agency targeted conservative groups and apologized for its actions – but refused to incriminate herself. Associated Press

CougarCougars are on the prowl for pets in Vancouver and I’m not talking about the Real Housewives of Vancouver. Actually, they’re probably on the prowl too, but mostly for sugar daddies and pool boys, not household pets. An actual cougar is prowling the Vancouver community of Belcarra looking for pets to snatch up. A dog managed to escape but several housecats have recently vanished. Wait, do big cats eat little cats? If so, I’ll have to change my plans to bring Fuzzy and Little Reagan on safari… National Post

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