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The super top-secret mission carried out to kill Osama bin Laden Sunday was given the code name “Geronimo” because “Kill bin Laden” was already being used by Kathryn Bigelo. But the Onondaga Nation near Syracuse is just one of the American Indian tribes pissed that the military decided to use the name of one of the 19th century Apache badass.—-

Sarah Palin thanked all of the troops for their hard work and dedication the day after operation Geronimo was successfully carried out. She also thanked “the president” for his “decisive leadership” and “President Bush for having made the right calls to set up this victory.”

A Muslim community center in Portland, Maine was vandalized after the death of Osama bin Laden. Someone painted “Osama Today, Islam Tomorrow” and “Go Home” on the front of the building sometime after morning prayer at the Maine Muslim Community Center. Abdirahman Osman, a community elder, says, "It is hurtful. It is absolutely unacceptable, and I believe we are under threat. We cannot accept these such things. Our community, they all are hurt a lot, and we don't accept such things happening to our center, here." The Portland Police Department is investigating the act of vandalism as a hate crime under Maine law.

Rep. Steve Simon (D-Minn.) has been dubbed “gay blog prom king” by unicornbooty.com after Monday saying that other representatives should take some time to really think about the “moral force of their argument” against gay marriage. Simon, in the vein of Confucius asked, “How many more gay people does God have to create before we ask ourselves whether or not God actually wants them around?”

Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), the author of the controversial H.R. 3 bill, is set to be disappointed, as President Obama has vowed to veto the bill if it even makes it to his desk. The H.R. 3 bill first became famous earlier this year because of the language about “forcible rape.” The House will vote on the bill today, with many pro-lifers and Republicans in favor of the bill. But if and when it makes it to the Senate, the pro-choice community makes up most of the numbers. "The Administration will strongly oppose legislation that unnecessarily restricts women's reproductive freedoms and consumers' private insurance options," the White House said in a statement. "If the President is presented with H.R. 3, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill."

The National Labor Relation Board announced last month that it was filing a formal complaint against Boeing, alleging that the airline manufacturer decided to move a production line from Washington state to South Carolina as retribution against workers in Washington striking. The NLRB pointed to a statement from Boeing that said, “the overriding factor [in moving to South Carolina] was not the business climate. And it was not the wages we’re paying today. It was that we cannot afford to have a work stoppage you know, every three years.”

After the NLRB advanced its complaint, several Republican senators took to name calling and throwing their toys out of the pram. Senator Jim Demint (R-S.C.) said “the administration, I believe is acting like thugs that you might see in a third-world country.” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said that the “complaint is dangerous. This complaint is a dangerous road to go down. This complaint is politics at its worst." Ten other republicans today sent a letter to the NRLB taking issue with its decision to protect workers from union busting.

Last night I made myself a meatloaf burrito. Child’s play compared to Chili Four Loko: