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Morning Shot: May 20, 2010

  • Birthday Shots
    Today shots go out to the rapper Busta Rhymes, Bronson Pinchot (Perfect Strangers), New York Governor David Paterson, Joe Cocker, and the one and only Cher.  I guess she’s still trying to figure out how to turn back time.
  • This Day in History
    On this day in 1995, to the likely dismay of Washington, D.C.-bound road trippers hoping for a glimpse of the presidential residence through their car windows, President Bill Clinton permanently closes the two-block stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House to all non-pedestrian traffic as a security measure.
  • Next Up, a Ticket Tax
    Folks over at the DCist have unearth the latest scheme to come out of the DC City Council — a new tax on tickets to professional sporting events.  You can be sure concert tickets will be next.  Here’s how it works.  Any admission ticket costing $25.02 or more would tack on an extra $1. Tickets valued at $25.01 or less would cost a fan an additional 50 cents. The tax would not apply to tickets under $10.01, according to a written recommendation of the Committee on Libraries, Parks and Recreation.
  • “I Received Your Message; Please Receive Mine”
    That’s a direct quote from Gary Pierce, a commissioner on the five-member Arizona Corporation Commission to the mayor of Los Angeles.  Since Arizona’s recently passed immigration law went into effect, several municipalities in California have decided to boycott the state by severing the “resources and ties” they share.  Well, as it were, a quarter of Los Angeles’ electricity comes from Arizona power plants.  If that isn’t a laugh out loud moment…

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