Stupid Legislative Trick of the Week: Republican members of the Florida House of Representatives are proposing denying a tax credit for films or television shows filmed in the state that are not “family friendly.”
A Minnesota man has sued a “Dr. Phil” spinoff, alleging it tricked him into appearing and discussing the blemishes on his penis. He says he agreed to be on the show in exchange for having his “pearly penile papules” removed for free in a brief procedure. He said he didn’t realize until minutes before that the nationally broadcast show had a live audience and the show was also rebroadcast over his objection. (Via.)
Last Friday the U.S. Department of Labor released final regulations for a visa program limited to nurses — even though the program expired on December 20, 2009. The Department was aware the program was no longer in effect but said it was issuing the regulations “to ensure worker protections are in place” nurses currently employed on that type of visa who remain in their position after December 20, 2009.
I’m not sure whether the fact that I never thought “that milkaholic Lindsay” referred to Lindsay Lohan means I am a pop culture idiot or actually possess a modicum of brains. (Esquire actually takes a close look at the fluffoversy.)
The mayor of a Romanian town has ordered traffic signs be put up warning motorists to be aware of drunks in the road. The sign indicates a person on his/her hands and knees crawling toward a bottle. (Via.)
The enemy isn’t conservatism. The enemy isn’t liberalism. The enemy is bullshit.
Political columnist Lars-Erik Nelson