It’s January 13th. As in, Friday the 13th. Thaaat’s right. On this date in 1128, Pope Honorius II granted papal sanction to the Knights Templar, calling it an “army of God.” Little did he know that a mere 884 years later, Ron Paul would raise an army to blog obsessively about them. This is also the anniversary of the addition of two stars and two stripes to the American flag, for Vermont and Kentucky, in 1794. Consider this an OPEN THREAD.

Union Protestor Calls for Legislators to be “Tarred and Feathered” | Hoosier Access
“But the fireworks weren’t done with the Democrats. Before the gavel even fell on the hearing protestors erupted on the House Floor claiming everything under the sun you’d expect to hear from a union protestor.”

DNC Chairwoman Getting ‘Fast and Furious’ with Eric Holder | The Shark Tank
“Harrington cites the New Times post which claims that Wasserman Schultz has missed 62 votes in Congress.”

Michelle Obama sees Barack’s ‘wonderful progress’ in jeopardy | IBD
“According to Mrs. Obama, way too many Americans are still suffering economically. This isn’t because of anything her husband did or failed to do in the last 1,086 days that they’ve inhabited the White House. In fact, she maintains, things would have been much worse without the many changes her husband’s administration has implemented.”

Another ATF weapons operation comes under scrutiny | L.A. Times
Officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives declined to comment on whether any firearms were lost in White Gun. But unlike Fast and Furious, they vigorously defended the previously unreported White Gun operation as a well-managed investigation that produced three arrests and convictions.

Today’s word of the day comes from Dictionary.com, and is gross.
viscid (VIS-id): adjective 1. Having a glutinous consistency; sticky; adhesive. 2. Covered by a sticky substance.

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