The Muppets Are Communist, Fox Business Network... →
It must be hard being the Onion these days. Pretty hard to beat the “real” news.
U.S. and Europeans clash over Syria strategy at... →
…And once again U.S. policy on Israel gets in the way of the rest of our foreign policy agenda. Let’s get this straight: We can’t use the imprimatur of an international organization to clamp down on Syria’s gross violations of Human Rights… because that might give international organizations a way to crack down on Israeli’s violations of Human Rights? How...
Global Witness pulls out of blood diamond scheme |... →
The road to hell is paved with good intentions…
News Desk: “Oops”: The Debates Quiz : The New... →
Good quiz if you want your head to explode.
Egypt imports 21 tons of tear gas from the US,... →
The “Brave Five” indeed. If only their efforts could have sent this all back from where it came. A zillion man hours of diplomatic effort flushed down the drain by 7.5 TONS of tear gas. It appears that globally ‘tis the season of pepper spray and tear gas. What a world.
Global Warming Hates Beer | ThinkProgress →
Perhaps the most compelling reason yet to worry about climate change.
Jon Kyl’s search-and-destroy mission - The... →
Early morning blood boil: Success! This makes me so angry. I can’t fathom why this man has hijacked our country to no discernible end. If it isn’t for his own political future, why derail so many important conversations? For a few senate seats? For spite? It isn’t even that he feared losing the argument. He didn’t even allow the conversation to start. In a word,...
Iowa GOP caucusers are the real elite - The... →
One of the many reasons our political system is so paralyzed is the requirement that all presidential aspirants have to pander to a very small number of Iowans. Are they the real .05%?
Fight To Stop ‘Automatic’ Defense Cuts Starts In... →
As @attackerman writes, the deficit panel’s “Automatic” defense cuts are, perhaps, more negotiable than advertised. AKA: nothing gets done, as usual.
And for the most expected and generally pathetic news alert of the day: NEWS...– Washington Post
Germany: Damned if you do, damned if you don't →
Just when you thought the political discourse in the US was singular in its ability to jump from zero to Nazi in .4 seconds…. Fear of a German Europe | FP Passport British MEP Nigel Farage, of the U.K. Independence Party, got up in Herman Van Rompuy’s face last week with an epic rant on the floor of the European Parliament that was also something of a victory lap for the longtime...