In approximate order of seriousity, NYMag says Vice President Biden got asked to a high school prom:
… “Joe Biden makes me laugh,” said Talia Maselli, a high schooler in Connecticut. “He just cracks me up.” She asked Biden to be her date in a note, threatening that her second choice was John Boehner. “And we can’t have that now can we.”…
“I am flattered, but my schedule will not permit me to be in Connecticut on Friday evening,” the vice president wrote back, along with an invite to the White House. “But I hope you will accept this corsage and enjoy your prom as much as I did mine.” A white rose and baby’s breath accessory were included…
Also via NYMag, #OWS protestor Cecily McMillan will only serve three months in jail for smacking the cop who grabbed her boob from behind:
Facing up to seven years in prison — and expecting at least two — activist Cecily McMillan was sentenced this morning to just three months, including the two weeks she’s already served, for hitting a police officer in the face during the Occupy Wall Street protests… She will also be responsible for community service and five years of probation.
McMillan’s became the single most watched case of the Occupy Wall Street arrests as most of the 2,600 people arrested during the protests had their charges dropped or settled without jail time. McMillan fought because she says she only swung her elbow back at the officer’s face involuntarily, after he grabbed her breast…
More detail at the link. Finally, much as I hate to say it, Mitt Romney did a good thing this weekend:
WOLFEBORO, N.H. — Town officials confirmed Monday that the 82-year-old police commissioner who was heard publicly calling President Obama the n-word — sparking nationwide outrage — has tendered his resignation.
Robert Copeland, 82, the vice chairman of Wolfeboro’s three-member police commission, turned in his resignation to the head of the police commission late Sunday night, town officials confirmed.
His resignation comes as several of New Hampshire’s most prominent politicians — including Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R) and Jeanne Shaheen (D) and Gov. Maggie Hassan — had called for Copeland’s ouster…
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who owns a vacation home in Wolfeboro, has also called for Copeland to resign.
“The vile epithet used and confirmed by the commissioner has no place in our community,” Romney said in a statement to the Boston Herald last week. “He should apologize and resign.”
Much as it grinds my gums, I give Romney full credit here, because in the “Live Free or Die Trying” state, every single elected politician of any party or none could call for Copeland’s resignation with no effect whatsoever, but the money spent at the Romney clan’s multi-million-dollar “summer shack” probably gets a separate line in the town’s annual budget.
(Probably redundant) trigger warning, stay away from the comments in any local coverage of the Copeland story, where the common (as pig tracks) theme is resentment of Masshole summer blow-ins with their dainty-minded liebral devotion to crushing First Amendment FREEDUMBS!!!
Apart from celebrating the small victories, what’s on the agenda for the evening?