(Many thanks to commentor Reality Based)
Don’t know that this can be done “with a pen and a phone”, but it would probably improve President Obama’s approval rating among music critics:
In less than one week a petition to deport Canadian-born pop star Justin Bieber has more than 100,000 thousand signatures on the White House’s website, reaching the required threshold for an official review and response from the executive office.
“We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked,” reads the petition with 105,934 signatures and counting. “He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nation’s youth.”…
The Washington Post also brings important news for this weekend’s premier sporting event — photos of the Puppy Bowl players (and the penguin cheerleaders, too).
Also, concerning that other bowl game, NYMag did an investigation of why it’s being played outdoors in New Jersey:
… Conversations about a New York–area Super Bowl began shortly after the 9/11 attacks, when then-commissioner Paul Tagliabue proposed the idea to help the region recover both financially and emotionally. The idea would then be revived as the Jets and Giants neared completion of their $1.6 billion, jointly operated stadium. “The owners of the NFL teams like to bring the Super Bowl to new facilities,” says Giants co-owner owner Jonathan Tisch, a co-chair of the Super Bowl XLVIII Host Committee, and in 2009, the league’s owners voted to waive the 50-degree rule, thereby allowing the Jets and Giants to make their pitch for a Meadowlands Super Bowl….
One more thing we can blame on Osama bin Laden.
So… what’s on the agenda for the day?