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And now some fresh pickings from the political grapevine.
Basketball player Jason Collins -- a household name Monday when he announced he is day making him the first major American professional team sport athlete to do so.
In the media Collins was hailed as a hero President Obama even called to congratulate him.
Another pro athlete who was being candid about his identity has not always been greeted with the same.
Warm and welcoming spirit on the same day as Collins announcement Tim Tebow was cut by the New York Jets.
Leading many on social media -- to draw contrasts of how Tebow was treated.
For being open about his Christian faith and pro life views Twitter lit up with those contrasts of media coverage of the two sports stars.
In -- 2011.
Column for instance called should Tim Tebow be so flamboyant about his faith.
Joel Mathis writes quote.
Most of us have learned to live with boundaries to avoid thrusting our religion into -- is where it is unexpected.
When the sequestered took effect march 1 the Department of the Interior warned of quote devastating consequences.
To national parks including reduced hours shorter seasons in the possible closure of hiking trails and camp grounds.
Since then the park service has announced the designation of thirteen new national historic landmarks.
Including a Kentucky whisky distillery and artists' retreat in upstate new York and three new national monuments.
Republican senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma wants the department to rethink its priority is quote it makes little sense to expand the number of sites at the same time.
The budget of every other state park is being -- -- visitors are being turned away from visiting the White House.
A spokesman for the secretary says the department has taken aggressive steps to reduce spending.
But since the sequester requires across the board cuts -- quote.
Does not allow the flexibility to rob Peter to pay Paul.
And finally a summer job that is nothing if not cool Norway has an opening for a polar -- spotter.
It entails warning researchers of approaching polar bears and yelling very loudly.
Yelling loud enough to scare off those animals.
The job requirements.
Enjoyment of the outdoors ability to identify polar bears and competence with guns just in case.
But the loud voice seems to be the biggest qualifications.
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