Tough on crime. Outgoing Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, once considered a top-tier candidate for the Republican presidential nomination despite being a man with a girl's name, pardoned 193 criminals before leaving office yesterday. That brings his grand total to 203 pardons over two terms, including 17 convicted murderers.
Tough on peaceful protesters. King County deputies brought a SWAT team and an armored vehicle to an early morning eviction of nine Occupy Seattle protesters from a house at 23rd and E. Jefferson. The nine occupiers left peacefully, and no weapons were found.
Better stock up on Twinkies. Hostess Brands, the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, filed for "Chapter 22" today, its second Chapter 11 bankruptcy since 2009. Guess the company isn't as well preserved as its products.
I'm sure we had absolutely nothing to do with it. An Iranian nuclear scientist was killed in a car bomb in Tehran this morning, the fourth such reported attack on Iranian nuclear scientists in two years.