They Have Real Problems, Too? Three convicted murderers escaped a medium-security prison in Arizona last night. All three are U.S. citizens.
Oh My God: Clint Didier, country song cliche.
Is That You, HAL? One of the coolant systems on the International Space Station malfunctioned last night, forcing the crew to shut down several non-essential systems. At least two spacewalks will likely be required to replace the coolant pumps.
Party Like It's 1832: Missouri to vote on referendum nullifying parts of the new health care law in the state's Tuesday primary. The measure has been ignored by state Democratic leaders as "meaningless and unconstitutional," while Republican proponents (apparently blindingly ignorant of U.S. history and the Constitution) are publicizing it as "a throw-down by the states."
Criminal Priests: Not Just for Catholics Anymore: The indigenous Aymara priest who blessed Bolivian president Evo Morales at his inauguration has been arrested for possession of 530 lbs (!!!) of cocaine.
Freedom Is Slavery: The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia will block Blackberry messaging devices because it
is too hard to censor raises "judicial, social, and national security concerns."
Today In Child Pornography: Seattle man sentenced to fourteen years for possession, after dropping off his laptop chock-full of over 2000 images of child porn at a repair shop. He had been previously convicted for three charges of actual child abuse.
One Good Thing About the Economy: Cheaper knockoffs.
Seriously? Ben Nelson, world's
worst most conservative Democratic Senator, to vote against Elena Kagan, citing nebulous, undefined "concerns" from nameless constituents.
Maybe Good News... Twenty billionth tweet sent, less than five months after Twitter passed the ten billion mark. The tweet (translated from Japanese) was "so that means the barrage might come back later all at once."
...Definitely Bad News: China, which last year blocked Twitter and Facebook, is now restricting Twitter-imitators (twimitators? twitmitators?) whose microblogs were being used to document rights abuses and demonstrations.