Morning Must Reads: May 9

In the news: Benghazi, Syria, Wall Street, 2014, Timelapse pictures, and what's prettier in print this week

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

  • Obama to talk about jobs in Texas
  • What you need to know from yesterday’s Benghazi congressional hearing
  •  Prettier in Print:
    • Joel Stein’s cover story on “The New Greatest Generation
    • Strong Safety” by Michael Scherer. The new White House chief of staff, Denis McDonough, has beer for his rivals, doughnuts for the press and big plans for D.C. Online teaser here.
    • Zbigniew Brzezinski and Sen. John McCain duel in the pages of TIME Magazine (and here and here) on whether or not the US should intervene in Syria.
    • Long Live the Lightbulb” by Michael Grunwald. Government regulation has sparked competition to make more efficient, cheaper lightbulbs
    • Chris Christie’s Secret Surgery” by Alice Park
    • David von Drehle’s “The Prison Next Door” on the rescue of Amanda Berry, her daughter, and two other women from years of captivity.
  • TIME Warner and other spinoffs
  • Wall Street hires Washington
  • George Will on Obama’s 2014 hopes
  • TIME matched up with Google to make Timelapse pictures. From Dubai to Alberta they tell the pretty and not-so-pretty story of a finite planet and how its residents are treating it
337 comments
kbanginmotown
kbanginmotown

Spent the day at a conference, folks. Anyone care to regale me with the Cliff Notes version of the day's commenting.

(I know, I know, I know. B'zi!B'zi!B'zi! Yesterday's thread up to 2300 now, and another 250 on today's thread. But, other than that, Mrs Lincoln...?) 

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@MementoMori  I thought that was Solyndra, or maybe Plant Parenthood, wait wait it was Acorn, now it was his Birth Certificate, can someone please hand me a score card so that I can keep track. How many times can we impeach this guy anyway?

Irony
Irony

@MementoMori I'm genuinely surprised I've yet to hear the term Benghazi-gate.

Sue_N
Sue_N

NAZIGATE!!!!

Irony
Irony

@kbanginmotown Benghazi Benghazi Creationist Science Test Benghazi Millennials Benghazi Gay Marriage in Delaware Benghazi

jmac
jmac

@Sue_N  The DMN has always had great articles.   In depth work on issues that you don't find anywhere else.   It even has fairly liberal editorials.   But I don't think the owner of the paper reads the articles.   At the end of the day, they're conservative and they want conservatives in office because business trumps everything.  

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@Sue_N Perhaps one day Texas will remember they actually serve the people and not the corporations. Ehh who and I kidding.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@Irony 

say Hail Stalin our greatest, Allah, 3 times and you'll find all the left ones. The right ones will forever be gone. To remind you about 'sumthin.

Sue_N
Sue_N

I think some socks are like Black Widows. They kill and eat their mates. It's why you can never find that other sock.

MementoMori
MementoMori

Anyone else notice that 'Jason Collins' seems to be the new 'Sandra Fluke' with the rightwing bigots? You'd think they would've learned their lesson the first time.

I guess haters gotta hate.

paulejb
paulejb

@MementoMori 

It actually appears that hatred and bigotry is on the March. First Minnesota and tomorrow the world. Wonder what Jason Collins thinks of all this? Wonder what his female former fiancee thinks of it?

Sue_N
Sue_N

Wait a minute, I thought Minnesota was part of Real Amurrica! Michele won't be happy that her state has fallen to the forces of evil.

Though I bet Marcus plans one he'll of a party...

Sue_N
Sue_N

Too many syllables for the bagger mind.

Sue_N
Sue_N

Obama is in ur dryer stealin ur sockz

paulejb
paulejb

@MementoMori 

Jason Collins is the male Sandra Fluke. Just another huckster looking for the main chance.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@MementoMori 

I did notice. Clear channel is losing hundreds of millions after Rush reared his facial arse and it's not like bigotry and misogyny is working that well for 'wingers. This goes to show you that stupidity might be a party flavor, but it tends to flock on one side of the spectrum.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@paulejb

It's clear enough what paulejb thinks of it, though.  

No wonders there.

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

@MementoMori

Well how else could Obama have kept Osama quiet.  See!  Even their names are similar!

WAKE UP SHEEPLE!

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

@mantisdragon91

The Soviets you say?  And who did we pay to fight the Soviets?  Osama Bin Laden!  Clearly Obama lied about killing him and he's sitting in a bunker somewhere planning how to destroy America!

fitty_three
fitty_three

@paulejb

Because, what you really want is to lynch him.  You'll never stop with the Obamahate until he is.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@Sue_N

He snuck into our house yesterday and stole my gun and my daughters' piggy bank.