Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:

Dear God

No one in the New Jersey governor's office is laughing at a teachers' union memo, supposedly intended as a joke, that implies a wish for God to kill Republican Governor Chris Christie.

A New York TV station reports the Bergen County Education Association issued a memo that ends with a prayer, telling God that after the recent deaths of a favorite actor and singer: "I just wanted to let you know— that Chris Christie is my favorite governor."

Christie is seeking concessions from teachers to cut the state's budget deficit.

Friday Follow-Up

In the Friday Follow-Up, a warning to residents along the Mexico border following the murder of a well-known Arizona rancher we told you about last week.

Sheriff Arvin West of Hudspeth County, Texas is admitting authorities can no longer protect residents from drug violence spilling across the border. NPR reports the sheriff advised a crowd of about 200 people: "I'm telling you right now, arm yourselves. As they say the old story is— 'It's better to be tried by 12— than carried by 6.'"

Judgement Day

And a Littleton, Colorado municipal court judge has been fired after issuing an arrest warrant for a teenager, because of an overdue DVD from the library. The Denver Post reports Judge James Kimmel refused to resign and take a severance package. The teen ended up spending almost 8 hours in jail.
And it turned out he returned the DVD the week before the judge issued the warrant.

— FOX News Channel's Martin Hill contributed to this report.