Hey, really bad day today. Hopefully, tomorrow will be better.

  • A few progressives are calling for the White House to really get involved with the Gulf Oil Spill. Kick BP out of the way and figure out how to stop this thing!
  • Anti-government dude, well, he appears to be anti-everything, was arrested in Ark. Very strange.
  • I thought that Barack Obama stopped new offshore drilling until an investigation was complete..? Maybe I was wrong.

From Political Animal:

  • With tensions escalating quickly, South Korea is ending nearly all trade with North Korea, and blocking North Korean merchant ships access to South Korean shipping lanes. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton described U.S. support of South Korea as “unequivocal,” and announced that the American military and South Korean forces would initiate joint military exercises.
  • Yemen: “Yemeni tribesmen kidnapped two American tourists, a man and a woman, Monday morning outside the capital city of Sana, the American Embassy in Yemen confirmed on Monday.” The kidnappers are reportedly seeking the release of an imprisoned ally. (Ed note: Yemen is so dangerous that we have stopped letting our military ships re-fuel there. Why would American tourists be in Yemen. Seriously? Why?)
  • Texas gubernatorial hopeful, Houston Mayor Bill White (D), will, if elected, try to undo the damage done to the state curriculum by the Texas Board of Education.
  • Bagram: “A federal appeals court ruled Friday that three men who had been detained by the United States military for years without trial in Afghanistan had no recourse to American courts. The decision was a broad victory for the Obama administration in its efforts to hold terrorism suspects overseas for indefinite periods without judicial oversight.” (Ed note: This is very disturbing.
  • Fox News’ on-air news team probably shouldn’t use the word “we” when talking about Republicans, at least if the network intends to keep up appearances.
  • Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s wife apparently calls him “Mr. Clueless.” She’s referring to his familiarity with technology, but I kind of like the broader applicability of the label.