Conspiracy theorist James Everett Dutschke, a Tupelo, Mississippi-based martial arts instructor, was incarcerated after he failed to frame rival Elvis impersonator Kevin Curtis by sending ricin-poisoned letters to President Obama and other politicians. Dutschke is scheduled for arraignment this week after recruiting an accomplice outside of prison to make and send more ricin-poisoned letters.
In case you missed the breathless wall-to-wall Black Friday coverage, the number of holiday shoppers was up (yay!) but overall sales were disappointing (merp). But altercations were plentiful, and the tweets were hilarious. Walmart sold 2.8 million towels, creating a run on cheap microfiber. The Wall Street Journal's Tom Gara collected tweets about towel wars in West Memphis.
WREG also caught and collected an extra special tweet from this side of the Mississippi.
Obviously, Black Friday is stressful. What came of this?
Senator Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, took to his blog to let folks know that Glenn Beck is supporting "Merry Christmas" legislation that recently passed in Texas, which Campfield is "carrying" in Tennessee. This week, USA Today reported that Campfield's bill was created to protect public school students from the American Civil Liberties Union, "which responded by saying Campfield was addressing a problem that did not exist."