In what may be the most lopsided result outside Pyongyang comes out of the South Atlantic. Despite all the ways the British have screwed up the world, Falkland Islanders voted not just yes but Bloody Hell Yes to stay British by the decisive margin of 1,513 to three.
No doubt about the color of THAT smoke. But as for the BIG show, wet straw no longer has anything to do with it: "The Vatican now uses a mixture of potassium perchlorate, anthracene and
sulphur to produce black smoke and potassium chlorate, lactose and rosin
Also no truth to the rumor that Matt Schultz is at the Vatican photo IDing the cardinals... but in a story that's even more Well Duh than the Falklands vote: "Study finds voter ID laws hurt young, minorities."
The Johnson County Supervisors actually got done with their Newport Road fight before the conclave ended, even though it took four hours. A 4-1 vote with the guy who campaigned on "property rights" voting no.
(Update: That Falklands reference proved more apt than anyone would have thought...)