Morning Must Reads: March 11

In the news: powerful small states, North Korea, Hamid Karzai, outsourced battles, and the new three amigos in the Senate.

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • North Korea declares invalid the armistice agreement that ended the Korean war.
  • Research ties economic inequality to gap in life expectancy, confusing potential Medicare and Social Security reforms.
  • Small states win: in Rutland, Vermont the federal government has spent $2,500 per person since early 2009, compared with $600 per person across the state border in Washington County, New York.
  • Before meeting U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said yesterday that the Taliban were killing Afghan civilians “in service to America.” He believes the U.S. is talking to the Taliban to control Afghanistan’s resources, and that America won’t leave after their NATO mandate expires in 2014.
  • Outsourcing: The U.S. uses local soldiers in its fight against Al Qaeda in East Africa.
  • Sens. Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and Ted Cruz are the new three amigos.
318 comments
TRR1934
TRR1934

%s %s boomers: Fix USA: Out elected officials both parties who favor plutocrats & Fabian Soialist bankers over us people.

paulejb
paulejb

"Top Ten Sequester Cuts to Hit the White House"

1. "Obama to begin drinking Poland Spring instead of Fiji water.

2. Biden’s nanny no longer paid to work weekends.

3. Blue Room and Green Room to be painted eggshell white.

4. Mrs. Robinson – Michelle’s mother – doesn’t have to pay rent, but she must cover utilities.

5. Secret Service to be equipped with double barrel shotguns.

6. Obama family forced to walk the dog at least once a day.

7. Lobster tails no longer permitted for breakfast. Drawn butter will remain.

8. Michelle’s planned trip to Phuket, Thailand to “research healthy foods” cancelled.

9. Situation Room no longer open to B-List Hollywood stars. A-List may continue to use at their leisure.

10. Rented Oval Office bust of Raul Castro to be sent back to Cuba."

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2013/03/09/top-ten-sequester-cuts-hit-white-house/

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

@retiredvet Somehow I don't see Scott Brown ever calling out anybody.  Except, for pure embarrassment, his daughters.

Tero
Tero

@paulejb 

Well, he was black then and he's black now. So I guess you've always hated him...

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb The examiner? Perhaps they should examine your head which is firmly planted up their ass.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb Were they at a clan meeting when they lashed out or were they homeschooled to believe we rode dinosaurs?

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@paulejb 

More White House tours nonsense?  Man, it's like throwing a stick in front of a hyperactive dog.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb The Gate Way Pundit? What Jammier wearing fools had a day of to collect their welfare check?

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb Fun Fact: 8 years of Republican policies caused the worse financial crisis in our life time, and now they wonder why people need help? Palm meet Face.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb Since when do you care about what happens in Chicago? Maybe if the surrounding counties and states didn't have easy access gun laws, they wouldn't have the number of shooting they do.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb Republican may stop running for president over a shortage of candidates that can be taken seriously. Two anachronistic tradition going obsolete. Got to love the symmetry.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@paulejb 

This from the man that gave away his money on a gameshow.  What a Socialist.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb Insanity is posting anything by Ben Stein who thought Bush was doing a good job.

Tero
Tero

@paulejb 

Thanks Paulie for another example of conservatives' inability to be funny.

paulejb
paulejb

@Tero @paulejb 

Have someone read it to you, Tero. You might learn something. 

Nah. Just kidding. You never learn.

paulejb
paulejb

@DonQuixotic @paulejb 

A fine old tradition falls by the wayside. Maybe drone strikes are depleting the Arab swordsman?

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@paulejb @DonQuixotic 

You right wing lemmings seem to be the only people throwing hissy fits over the White House tours Paule.  Then again, I guess that would be a big deal to children.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@DonQuixotic @paulejb In Paule's defense Saudi Arabia is where most of the 9/11 hijackers came from along with their financing. Which is why in his infinite wisdom GWB chose to invade Iraq.