My latest Winnipeg Sun column, in which I defend Winnipeg’s incoming police chief from accusations that, basically, he’s too religious for the job.
Relatively unimportant announcement: U.S. news for the Drill will now be taken from The Hill, because Yahoo! News’s redesign sucks.
President Obama leads in a Reuters poll while former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) leads in a Gallup poll. All poll results are tied in my completely unscientific “Who effing cares?” poll. (Let’s just end this: The only poll that matters happens on Election Day. Stop checking.)
The White House has “no specific proposal” to replace the expiring payroll tax cut, which should come as no surprise as another chamber is supposed to come up with that sort of thing. (But it would help if they could get the ball rolling. Seriously.)
So far, Obama is the only one of the candidates to address the fact that climate change never came up in the debates. Note that he only brought this up in an MTV interview. I think that tells you who really cares about climate change these days.
Both Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been known to question the value of the Electoral College. And you know what? If Romney wins the popular vote but loses the electoral, he will make abolishing the college his sole mission in life. Guarantee.
An internal Democratic poll shows Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) kicking Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-MO) ass in their Senate race. And if you take internal polls seriously, you’re even sadder than anyone who asks how candidates are doing in independent polls.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) believes Lena Dunham’s pro-Obama “first time” ad is offensive. Which it is, but not morally; it offends the intelligence of all young female voters. You suck, Dunham.
If any of you super PAC people want to donate a few million to upgrade the computers in the Winnipeg Public Library system, I’d really appreciate it.
The Canadian embassy in Washington is briefly evacuated on account of “a suspicious letter.” We don’t know what made it suspicious, but my guess is that it said “Some think Nickelback is good.” (Right, Joel and Jordan from Winnipeg?)
Ayman al-Zawahri, leader of al-Qaeda, calls on Muslims to kidnap Westerners. What about Western Muslims? What are they supposed to do? Very confusing. Also, weaksauce, to quote Glenda from Vancouver. What, no jihad?
Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi is the Donald Trump of Europe, only he gets laid more often and has better hair.