Restaurant owners are spitting mad about what implementing Obamacare will do to their already thin margins.
One Denny's franchisee threatened a 5 percent surcharge on meals and suggested that customers could tip less. An Applebee's franchisee threatened to cut worker hours. Papa John's founder, John Schnatter, threatened to raise the cost of a pizza by as much as 14 cents.
So perhaps it is newsworthy then that one restaurant owner is simply going to try to make Obamacare work.
The Nebraska owner of 18 Jimmy John's franchises said he's going to figure out how to give his employees health care.
"I'm trying to save for it and plan for it so I can comply with the government, provide health care and still pay for it," said Dean Hodges.
How fast will he have to save for it? Fast. Really fast.
Poor choice of words, too
"I screwed up royally, (but) Team Petraeus will survive," former CIA director David Petraeus wrote in a letter to an old Army buddy after resigning his post and admitting to an extramarital affair.
The letter to James Shelton, a retired brigadier general, was dated Nov. 20. In the letter, Petraeus thanked Shelton for sending him some pictures and a note saying he still had faith in him, despite the scandal.
"I paid the price (appropriately) and I sought to do the right thing, at the end of the day," it read in part. "Holly is, however, once again demonstrating how incredibly fortunate I was to marry her."
Holly's probably feeling really lucky, too.
It's tough times these days in the shrinking media business, with lots of journalists losing jobs and publications disappearing. But not for everyone, such as presidential daughter Jenna Bush Hager, who has just landed a second gig, as editor at large for Southern Living.
Bush Hager will be reporting on influential Southerners and important places in the region, plus writing for the Daily South blog and reporting from the CMT Music Awards in June.
The 30-year-old daughter of former president George W. Bush and granddaughter of former president George H.W. Bush actually is from one of the Confederate states.
"As a proud Texan, I grew up flipping through my mother's copy of the magazine, dreaming of the dishes," Bush Hager said. "I'm excited to interview influential Southerners, explore iconic places and show how the next generation of women entertain."
Doesn't sound like she'll be on the short list for the next secretary of state.
And you thought Jamie Foxx was over the top calling the president "our lord and savior."
A painting of Barack Obama resembling a crucified Christ, complete with a crown of thorns on his head, has drawn precisely the response you'd expect.
Michael D'Antuono's "Truth" was originally set to make its debut four years ago in New York City, but the show was canceled due to public outrage. But it's now on view at the Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery as part of an exhibition called "Artists on the Stump: The Road to the White House 2012."
D'Antuono maintains that the painting isn't "blasphemous" and that the religious imagery is used symbolically: "My intent was not to compare (Obama) to Jesus."
That's good, because Rush Limbaugh does enough of that already.