Morning Must Reads: March 14

In the news: Pope Francis, CPAC, Korean escalation, Karzai's recklessness, and Bush 41 hit by a flash mob.

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

  • A new pope! Pope Francis, previously Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is the first Pope from the New World and the first Jesuit.  Click here for the conclave vote breakdown.
  • Neither New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) or Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) was invited to speak at the Conservative Political Acton Conference (CPAC) this weekend.
  • North Korea engages in artillery exercises.  South Korean Prime Minister visits the island attacked by the North in 2010.
  • The political risk for Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley in repealing the death penalty.
  • In a small victory for gay rights, Sen. Rand Paul endorses “neutral language,” striking marriage from the tax code.
  • Republicans are as conservative as ever.
  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s remarks have put U.S. troops in danger.
  • Former President George H.W. Bush gets hit by a flash mob at Texas A&M.
338 comments
nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Looks like we're holding the line on Thursday afternoon.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@DonQuixotic You know, I know it's easy to mock these people. But they paid (and paid handsomely) for a cruise, and they're getting shafted. A couple who were on the Triumph go to my church. They're not wealthy. They save up for these vacations. I know I'd be pissed in their place.

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

@DonQuixotic 

Actually, my understanding is that they were forced to remain on the boat with no working plumbing for a few days while docked in St Maarten.

PaulDirks
PaulDirks

@DonQuixotic Well the weather in St Maarten was overcast and a chilly 69 degrees for much of today.


Sue_N
Sue_N

@mantisdragon91 Just goes to show how incompetent Obama is. He's not even good at socialism.

kbanginmotown
kbanginmotown

@DonQuixotic > "A document found on his wife's laptop was titled "Abducting and Cooking Kimberly -- A Blueprint."

Order! Order in the court!

(Groucho Marx voice): "I'll have the prosecutor on rye, hold the mayo, with a side of Kim...chee." 

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Gohmert Pyle, Wishes He Was in USMC.

Tero
Tero

@retiredvet 

Where do they find these people? Better question; where do they find people to vote for them?

paulejb
paulejb

@retiredvet

It sure wasn't winnable once the Democrat party changed sides.

"HO, HO, HO CHI MINH! THE NLF IS GONNA WIN!"

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@retiredvet

"Vietnam was winnable, but people in Washington decided we would not win it!"

Yeah, LBJ and Nixon were such softies, right?

paulejb
paulejb

@retiredvet 

A sixth grader probably has got a better grasp of the US Constitution than the Dianne Feinstein (D - La La Land)

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@retiredvet 

Knowing what they're teaching at schools in Texas these days, Cruz would probably consider that a compliment.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb Than she has something in common with Paul Ryan seeing that his budget will take decades to work and is based on assumptions as likely as finding Big Foot scavenging in a New York City dumpster.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb Yep the same idea advocated by every economist with a brain. How less stimulus working in Europe?

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Dang.  I'll try it again on Friday.

retiredvet
retiredvet

Actually, the question to answer for all three is: Why did they think it was winnable for starters?

Sue_N
Sue_N

@Tero @retiredvet Oh, not just Texas. East Texas. We're a completely different breed of stupid here.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb @mantisdragon91 Since when do you or your party care so much about Blacks and Hispanics? If you did you wouldn't fight tooth and nail to avoid raising the minimum wage.

paulejb
paulejb

@mantisdragon91 @paulejb 

The stock market bubble is a product of the FED. There are very few job prospects especially for Blacks and Hispanics.