--Just as the college football polls have faded away, we’ve got new competition--Academy Award nominations.
--President Obama is hearing the complaints about the team he’s putting together for his second term. Of course, they’re all good buddies of his, dedicated and faithful leftists.
--Next week, says V-P Biden, he’ll announce his proposals on gun control, after he finishes his bam-bam-bam rush meetings with different groups. Some people wonder how he can get all the information and make his decisions so quickly.
--Washington is buzzing about the latest politician-created deadline. About mid-February the Treasury says it will have used up the gimmicks (and looked under all the sofa cushions) and can’t borrow any more money until the debt ceiling is lifted.
--Will new faces in Congress make a difference? Are there enough of them? Will each be solid?
1) Oscar nominations
2) Jack Lew nomination
c) NOW (National Organization of Women) criticizes Obama White House for nominating too many men for key positions
d) Biden to meet with video game companies today
g) What do they want? Mayors Against Illegal Guns
5) Trillion-dollar coin
a) Former mint head defends $1-T idea
6) TOKENISM! Monopoly is getting a makeover—but it’s not very extreme. They want to kill off one of their classic metal tokens and have you choose a new one. Now would you really buy a brand-new Monopoly set just to get ONE new token? But this trend may be like M&M’s having us vote on a new color. What’s next?
7) Sports/ RG3 surgery
8) WH backed and enabled the special interest goodies in fiscal cliff bill
a) New Congress, but cockroaches preferred to Congress
b) Job losses in fast food due to Obamacare
c) Lawsuit over Key West cats
d) Special cafeteria kitchen demanded by DoJ for students with gluten allergy