Morning Must Reads: April 12

In the news: nuclear North Korea, the budget, victims turned lobbyists, and the Masters.

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People drink coffee under cherry blossoms as the sun rises along the Tidal Basin in Washington, April 7, 2013.

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nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

KG was a real hoot over at the Hillary thread.  I'd shun him too but he's too much fun to avoid ridicule.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Fourteen-year-old Masters player gets penalized a stroke for slow play

I'm wondering: Do the guys that run this outfit do niggling things to non-Caucasians for the sheer heck of it?  It started with fried chicken and watermelon...did they allasudden run out of lo mein and fried rice too?? 

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

@Ivy_B: We mused a couple weeks back about JCPenney's troubles and speculated how soon it would be before the CEO got booted.  Well, wonder no more.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

Rusty's back, in the Same-Sex Marriage thread.

paulejb
paulejb

Joe Arnold @joearnoldreport

Thru atty, @ProgressKy Shawn Reilly denies taping McConnell meeting, at most a witness, says if anyone's responsible it's Curtis Morrison

The perps are turning on each other. Typical liberals.

MementoMori
MementoMori

Major Sports Leagues Prepare for the ‘I’m Gay’ Disclosure

The National Hockey League and its players announced Thursday what appeared to be the most comprehensive measure by a major men’s league in support of gay athletes. The National Football League is working with gay advocacy groups to smooth the way for acceptance and to discuss how to prepare for the moment when one of its players publicly discusses his homosexuality.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/12/sports/hockey/nhl-announces-initiative-in-support-of-gay-athletes.html

Hey, I wonder how the nutcases on the religious right are going to take it?

Klingenschmitt: Allowing Openly Gay NFL Players is 'a Demonic Use of the Sporting Industry'

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/klingenschmitt-allowing-openly-gay-nfl-players-demonic-use-sporting-industry

Oh. Never mind.

paulejb
paulejb

The Horror the Media Can’t Bring Itself to Cover

"If you need to get up to speed on the Kermit Gosnell story, here’s a good place to start.

A doctor whose abortion clinic was a filthy, foul-smelling “house of horrors” that was overlooked by regulators for years was charged Wednesday with murder, accused of delivering seven babies alive and then using scissors to kill them.

Hundreds of other babies likely died in the squalid clinic that Dr. Kermit Gosnell ran from 1979 to 2010, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said at a news conference.

“My comprehension of the English language can’t adequately describe the barbaric nature of Dr. Gosnell,” he added."

The liberal media demonstrates it's left wing bias in what news it will cover and what news that it will spike.

paulejb
paulejb

@retiredvet 

The less done the better. Being ruled from DC is like being ruled by the lowest intelligence percentile.

Ivy_B
Ivy_B

@nflfoghornShares tumbled 10.3 percent at $14.23 in early Tuesday trading.

Doesn't seem to be a popular decision.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Let's meet the new boss...well, you know.

paulejb
paulejb

@PaulDirks

The Horror the Media Can’t Bring Itself to Cover

"A Lexis-Nexis search shows none of the news shows on the three major national television networks has mentioned the Gosnell trial in the last three months. The exception is when Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan hijacked a segment onMeet the Press meant to foment outrage over an anti-abortion rights law in some backward red state.

The Washington Post has not published original reporting on this during the trial and The New York Times saw fit to run one original story on A-17 on the trial’s first day. They’ve been silent ever since, despite headline-worthy testimony . . .

You don’t have to oppose abortion rights to find late-term abortion abhorrent or to find the Gosnell trial eminently newsworthy. This is not about being “pro-choice” or “pro-life.” It’s about basic human rights."

The were more mentions of the firing of the Rutgers coach than there were of the Gosnell serial killings.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Two minutes for butt-touching

...the next NHL penalty

[snicker]

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

@MementoMori 

I'm surprised.  I expected the first article to be about the reduction in testosterone poisoning that would happen with the permitting of homosexuals into sports.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@MementoMori 

It's hard to take anyone serious that use the word demonic in sports.

Where do righties find these toads?

MrObvious
MrObvious

@forgottenlord 

Manwoman Coulter is a special breed of awful. We don't really have to speculate why she's single.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@forgottenlord

Coulter wrote about how MSNBC’s Martin Bashir suggested Republican senators wouldn’t support stronger gun control legislation until a member of their family was killed. She wrote: “Let’s start with Meghan McCain!”

Had this been anyone other than John McCain's daughter, Fox would have kept it up.  Fostering hatred and paranoia is their bread and butter.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

@Ivy_B @nflfoghorn Of all the potential leaders in the world they couldn't find a CEO any better than the one that preceded him??

Ivy_B
Ivy_B

@outsider2011 @DonQuixotic I posted over there and said, it doesn't sound at all like Rusty. He has never posted anything like the Spanish allusions to DQ. I think it may be Beschloss (sp?) because that seems his style, a topic of interest to him, and adding a "The" to one of Rusty's names is also his kind of thing.

BenevolentLawyer
BenevolentLawyer

@outsider2011 Wow, Outsider. I am leaving but I had to express a thought. I did not see Rusty here but I did not know that you would not engage in discussing an issue even if the opinions were far right or totally different from yours. I enjoyed reading your comments especially when you debunked assertions that were misleading, stilted or false. Yes, there were and will always be some folks who simply restate the opinions shared by others but you, 53, obvious, Bobell, Deconstructiva and quite a few others made it interesting to read and understand the issues. Ignoring posts if there have different views, as I said below, seems to have made this site just another of those sites. But then, I might be getting ahead of myself. I read a few articles and comments and decided to make a remark to you about it. I might not have the full picture. Well, have a good weekend. Am out.   


BenevolentLawyer
BenevolentLawyer

@paulejb @PaulDirks don't see what your point is, Paul. The networks cover sensational news. There is no conspiracy not to cover some aspects. They are in it t make money. This aluminum hat wearing by the right (and left too) is quite amazing.

BenevolentLawyer
BenevolentLawyer

@DonQuixotic @forgottenlord And they still have a huge viewership. That says something about the politics of the day. They sell hate and many, very many people are still drinking the Kool Aid they sell. As I said below, the group think is pervasive on the right and left. Not a popular assertion but a true assessment imho.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Waitaminit - Pirate Annie suggested Meghan be killed?? 

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

@TyPollard @nflfoghorn With the added benefit of hindsight it appears that TW cheated and admitted it in a post-round interview.  That said, if Augusta Nat gave him a pass after investigating it after Round 2 how can you honestly justify changing it before Round 3 on Saturday based on what a TV watcher phoned in?   Can you imagine if that Packers-Seahawks game got reversed by fans?  (OK, bad example : )

TyPollard
TyPollard

@nflfoghorn @TyPollard

I believe so. 

It's also the beauty of it being televised. So many eyes that would cause great outcry if racism seemed the reason. The LAST thing Augusta would want with their history of exclusion. The rules of golf are sacred among these golfers and explicit. They can be harsh but they can also be helpful if you know them well and use them wisely. They also have economic reasons to not alienate the huge Chinese market by un fairly singling him out. I have no doubt that these reasons make many racists grit their teeth but I think this was fair.

BenevolentLawyer
BenevolentLawyer

@Ivy_B I am glad you pointed out the discrepancy --at least you noticed. I have been accused by one or two people here of using another lawyers pseudonym--who posts here on this site, And accused by one other person of being another feminist lawyer who sometimes also posts here. However, this is my only pseudonym. Even if you are a regular, know many people on the board etc.and post far far more often than some of us, and have more liberal views shared by many on here, it still does not justify that sort of claim. That's all I have to say about it.


MrObvious
MrObvious

@MementoMori @MrObvious 

People need to learn to feel shame again. Being stupid in public is nothing more then public window licking. But these people and people dumb enough to listen to them think they're 'it'.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Her sex is not nearly often enough.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@retiredvet @MrObvious @forgottenlord 

It has tats but her throat bubble gives me mixed signals. Clothed, naked or talking she's mans best cure for  4+ Viagra erection. But the side effect of acute nausea prevents it to be used as a gold standard.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Yipes - she did.  Trophy Wife Cindy was dead...er, spot-on, too.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

The world's second-oldest profession.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@outsider2011

Shades of Romney, when the death of one of his staff due to lack of insurance was revealed.