Jack Lew’s John Hancock, Rodman The Diplomat, Frost On Egypt’s Arab Spring, The Donald Hawks A Startup, Colbert-Busch? We Hardly Knew Ye: Wednesday Morning News Roundup 5-8-2013
May 8, 2013 by Ben Bullard
Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.
- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has been widely mocked for his scribble signature, which is required on each currency note in order to make it legal tender. Now he’s fixed his scrip to make it look more legitimate… no word on the fiat currency.
- Dennis Rodman is conducting a little more freak diplomacy with his tiny eastern dictator friend Kim Jong Un. Calling for the release of a Korean-American that’s been sentenced and jailed in the Hermit Kingdom, Rodman asked Kim via Twitter Wednesday, “Do me a solid and cut Kenneth Bae loose.”
- Two years after the ousting of former President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt is lapsing into the pattern of destabilization, violence and vigilantism that’s followed past Mideast revolutions. Urban black-market arms manufacturers in Cairo are doing a big business, when they aren’t dying or facing arrest. Why? “Fear is big business nowadays,” one told Bloomberg. “We’re in a jungle now.”
- Donald Trump is launching a new crowdfunding start-up. To prove he is hip with the youthful start-up mentality and not just some old, out-of-touch rich guy, Trump will be giving away suitcases full of cash as a promotional effort.
- After months of National micro-focus on the South Carolina District 1 Congressional race, Steven Colbert’s sister, Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, couldn’t defeat Republican Mark Sanford — a man who in 2009, as Governor, absconded with an Argentinian mistress (now his fiancée) while telling the public he was just hiking the Appalachian Trail.