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President Barack Obama applauds as Attorney General Eric Holder, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, as it is announces Holder is resigning. Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration's legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the first black U.S. attorney general.

Last week the nation celebrated National Punctuation Day which was a great idea I think don’t you

The only problem with National Punctuation Day is that it’s too hard to abbreviate on Twitter.

Attorney General Eric Holder resigned last week. I won’t say news travels fast in Washington, but before Holder could tell his staff, they already had overheard it on those Associated Press phones they are wiretapping.

President Obama took some heat on social media last week for returning the salutes of two Marines stationed outside his helicopter with a coffee cup in his hand. In his defense, however, the president was tired after spending a long night running around the White House making sure all the doors were locked.

A 42-year-old man somehow managed to climb over the White House fence along Pennsylvania Avenue and walk through the unlocked front door before being subdued. Secret Service officials now have instituted safeguards to make sure future intruders will have to ring the doorbell.

According to the Washington Post, the White House intruder said he was worried the “atmosphere was collapsing,” and he wanted the president to tell the public. And no, his name is not Al Gore.

Just think how embarrassed the Secret Service would feel if the atmosphere really did collapse.

While Secret Service agents were investigating the breach, it happened again. Someone else tried to enter the White House grounds. Maybe the problem is the White House looks so much like all the other homes in the neighborhood, and people get confused.

Utah lawmakers recently held a hearing on the question of whether local police departments need surplus military equipment. Box Elder County’s sheriff’s office, for example, now owns a grenade launcher. No one seems sure why the county needs this, but youngsters up there might want to think twice before doing any late-night cow tipping.

Of course, resourceful cow tippers might find a few “grenades” of their own to use for return fire.

One thing is for sure — Idaho had better not even think about invading Northern Utah.

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