- Pope Francis clears John Paul II for sainthood, decides to canonize John XXIII without a miracle
- Jobs report: 195,000 jobs were created in June, above expectations. The unemployment rate stayed at 7.6%.
- Charles Krauthammer: Obama’s global warming folly
- From forests to fossil fuels: U.S. energy consumption since 1776
- Permits soar to allow more concealed guns
- Face to face with Abu Sakkar, Syria’s ‘heart-eating cannibal’
- Egypt’s Islamists plan ‘day of resistance‘ in wake of Morsi’s ouster
- Egyptian military cracks down on the Muslim Brotherhood
- Revelations of U.S. spying on Chinese universities and businesses risk undermining cybersecurity talks with China scheduled for next week
- Paul Krugman: How America has changed from 1776 to 2013
- Gas grilling is, scientifically, better than grilling over charcoal
It's a good thing so many survived. Most large airliners now have automated landing procedures, so it makes me wonder if we haven't heard the whole story.
I'm actually speculating out of ignorance, though.
This crash in San Fransisco is sounding like pilot error - came in too low and under powered, tried to gun it up but instead probably hit the sea wall with his wheels which would've damage the wheels and rammed the plane into the tarmac. It's early though....
Five days before Benghazi and the Cairo demonstration, Obama brags about killing Osama at the DNC. They praised the killing of Osama 21 times at the DNC.
"A new tower rises above the New York skyline, al- Qaida is on the path to defeat and Osama bin Laden is dead." That is what Obama said on 9-6-2012.
This what the protesters shouted in Cairo on 9-11-12. "Obama, Obama we are all Osama." No reference to youtube. They were talking to Obama, calling him out.
This is what we have to look forward to if the GOP gets their way.
Child's pregnancy sets off Chile abortion debate
The case of a pregnant 11-year old girl who was raped in Chile by her mother's partner has set off a national debate about abortion in one of the most socially-conservative countries in Latin America. Chileans were outraged on Friday after state TV reported that the girl is 14 weeks pregnant and was raped repeatedly over two years. Police in the remote southern city of Puerto Montt arrested her mother's partner, who confessed to abusing the fifth grader.
The case was brought to their
attention by the pregnant child's maternal grandmother.
Doctors say the girl's life and that of the fetus are at high risk. But
in Chile, ending the pregnancy is not an option.
Chile allowed abortions for medical reasons until they were outlawed in
1973 by Gen. Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/20130705_ap_c42b2ba8a58f4698a817ac13bd5c97ef.html#ll8Z3yAJp8rOdlDJ.99
Corporate welfare for the defense industry. And still the GOP claims that government doesn't create jobs.An “ungodly stupid” get-rich scheme: The real border security story
With two wars ending, the “defense” industry sets its sights on its next chance to hit pay dirt: The U.S. border
Here is where people spend much of their summer Friday nights and much of their Saturdays?
No breaking news, no emergency, not even just pleasant non-political interactions-sad.
Maybe the new government in Egypt will bring justice for the US ambassador. You won't get it from Obama.
We are left with a conspicuous set of dots connecting al Qaeda-linked extremists, the September 11 protest in Cairo, and the terrorist attack in Benghazi.
These dots have received far too little attention here in the U.S.
"Mayhem in Cairo as Morsi Backers Fight for Return"
"CAIRO — Egypt’s bitter split over who should be ruling the country exploded into violent clashes in the streets of Cairo and elsewhere on Friday as masses of demonstrators celebrating the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi battled crowds of Islamists who wanted him reinstated."
It is a struggle between the 7th and 21st centuries which must be decided in the Arab world.
This perfectly illustrates conservatives vision of Democracy, which is it's perfect as long as it bring them the desired outcome, but when it doesn't it must be flawed and needs to be altered.
So when Mohamed Morsi was elected president of Egypt, or when Hamas and Hezbollah won elections in Gaza and Lebanon, some Committee on Core Beliefs should have had a veto over the outcome? What could possibly go wrong?
Next time the conservatives scream about activist judges we only need to mention this clown.
In his dissenting opinion in the Windsor marriage case, why is he mocking concern for the dignity of individuals?
Hot air and posturing at its finest.Why Cruz, Paul and Rubio dominate the Senate
Here's what causes policies to advance in the Senate: A presidential contender thinks it helps his political career
At about 1am Eastern, a train carrying crude oil derailed in the middle of a Quebec town near the Maine border and exploded - at least 4 cars of the 73 were consumed. No known casualties yet but based upon level of destruction, those numbers are expected to climb and climb fast. At least 30 homes were damaged or destroyed
Chart #4 shows no job grow since 2008. Chart #10 all time low for self employment. Great recovery Barry.
The economic recovery is as bogus as Barry.
Only 47% of Adults Have Full-Time Job
Read paulejbs comment to me and understand why this is a bad. He wants this unreadable dreck. At redstates he's just one more voice in a sea of torrential stupid.
Here you guys give him a voice. So that drowns out the rest of the voices and they go elsewhere. For what? Engaging the trollbot fool? What's the end? Satisfaction? Curiosity? Reason?
Mantis have been getting him off now for several weeks and he thanks him, Fitty and you.
He's not interested in a reasonable argument back and forth. He want the same kind of uniform morose drivel the rest of the tea party pack argue for.
You have to have the ground equipment for the automated landings and it's not installed at all airports (though LAX....). Also, there's a lot of scenarios you wouldn't use them for so....yeah.
What bugs me is they should've known they were coming in too low. At the very least, the tower should've been able to tell them that they were way below the approach vector.
@ahandout So Obama can't mention that he killed Osama, but GWB can pose in front of a "Mission Accomplished" sign and turn a blind eye to the abuses of Abu Grhaib. Sounds logical.
@mantisdragon91 Scrapping the bottom to come up with a story from Chile to support abortion on demand, mantis.
The US is more likely going the direction of Pakistan, than Chile.
@mantisdragon91 Don't fret md, it's never going to happen. Watch the skies over your head instead.
@ahandoutMake up your mind. Last week the protests in Egypt had NOTHING to do with Libya and anyone who thought otherwise was an administration stooge.
@paulejb Unlike the struggle between the 19th and 21st Centuries which must be decided in the GOP
Arab democracy - One man, one vote, one time.
If only David Brooks' eligibility rules for Egyptian political candidates applied to Republicans as well.
The problem with Egypt's brief democracy, the New York Times columnist writes, was the wrong people were elected by the wrong people:
"Members of the Muslim Brotherhood are defined by certain beliefs. They reject pluralism, secular democracy and, to some degree, modernity.... When you elect fanatics... you have empowered people who are going to wind up subverting democracy.... Many have absolutist, apocalyptic mind-sets."
Quoting Adam Garfinkle in The American Interest, Brooks writes that "for this sort of person, 'there is no need for causality, since that would imply a diminution of God's power.' This sort of person 'does not accept the existence of an objective fact separate from how he feels about it.'"
"This sort of person" is a casting call for the Republican Party. People like:
- Tex. Rep. Louie Gohmert, who knows, knows, knows that Indonesian-born Barack Obama has "gone to war with Christianity"; that the Department of Homeland Security is stockpiling arms to suppress Americans; that the Boy Scouts will answer to God for allowing gay members; that America's "openly rebelling, even from the top, against God's teachings in the Bible" is a "sign," a "milestone," that our nation is headed toward the end of our existence.
- Ga. Rep. Paul Broun, a member of the House Science Committee, who says that "all that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell. And it's lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior."
- Tex. Rep. Lamar Smith, the chairman of the House Science Committee, who denies the causal connection between carbon dioxide and climate change, denies the reality of global warming and denies that regulations to reduce carbon emissions would have an impact on climate.
- Minn. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who says it's a "very real concern" that the HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer could lead to mental retardation. (She also calls climate change "voodoo, nonsense, hokum, a hoax.")
I have not yet begun to quote. There are plenty of other fanatics where they come from.
Writing about Middle Eastern fanatics, Brooks says "Islamists... lack the mental equipment to govern." Does he really not get that this diagnosis nicely fits the Tea Partiers, enabled by simpering colleagues fearful of right-wing primary challenges, who have ground our own government to a halt?
Brooks warns that when anti-modern, anti-pluralist, anti-secular, anti-fact candidates are elected, "they are always going to centralize power and undermine the democracy that elevated them." Can he actually say that without thinking of the laws rolling back women's rights that Republican governors and Republican legislators in Wisconsin, Ohio, North Carolina and Texas are railroading without due process in the dead of night? Without recalling the laws preventing young people, poor people and people of color (i.e., leaning Democrat) from voting that are being rammed through by Republican statehouses and Republican chief executives in Maine, Pennsylvania and around the country? I know that the human mind is deft at dealing with hypocrisy -- cognitive dissonance is the polite term for it -- but this is neurologically miraculous.
I'm no defender of Islamists, and I'm as frustrated as anyone else when an apparently democratic process lifts anti-democratic forces into power. But the place where Brooks takes his argument is a doozy, whether applied to Egypt or America:
"...[E]lections are not a good thing when they lead to the elevation of people whose substantive beliefs fall outside the democratic orbit. It's necessary to investigate the core of a party's beliefs, not just accept anybody who happens to emerge from a democratic process."
So when Mohamed Morsi was elected president of Egypt, or when Hamas and Hezbollah won elections in Gaza and Lebanon, some Committee on Core Beliefs should have had a veto over the outcome? What could possibly go wrong? See under: Allende, Salvador in Chile, and Mossaddegh, Mohammad in Iran. Or Bush v. Gore. No, that's too farfetched -- Antonin Scalia et al surely decided that one totally without reference to core beliefs.
Maybe David Brooks is just laying the groundwork for a cabal of Republican elders to pay a little visit to Rand Paul if it looks like he's on a path to winning the 2016 GOP White House nomination. But why wait? Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann and a gaggle of attention addicts who aren't yet household names can be headed off at the presidential pass, right now, before the freakshow-lovin' media gives them any oxygen. In earlier times, the establishment's rationale for pushing them out of the primaries would have been that they'd be unelectable in November.
This political death panel, at least, could actually be honest about their lacking the mental equipment to govern.
"54 Months: Record Stretch of 7.5%+ Unemployment Continues" -
Does this ring a bell with anyone?
@MrObvious @nflfoghorn Yesterday Paulie proved that he doesn't have any reading comprehension or doesn't really read replies. I was talking to SueN about gardening and said I planned to go spray some yellow jackets in the grass and he came back with a comment about me killing the bees. He's a brain-dead troll.
@manlyman It already is happening. Have you noticed that all the latest abortion restricting bills have no exemptions for rape and incest.
@PaulDirks @ahandout I think you are confused as usual. It's easy to understand why you would be confused since the White House has lied and changed their story on this many times. But, the truth will come out eventually. And, Hillary and Obama will both be exposed for the lies that they concocted.
The same al Qaeda group that organized protests in Cairo, carried out the Benghazi attack. There were NO protests in Benghazi, just a terrorist attack planned by Egyptian al Qaeda. See that was easy. There WAS a protest in Cairo; there WAS NOT any protest in Benghazi.
Show me where the Obama administration has made any statements that Egyptians were involved in Benghazi. Obama, Rice and Hillary went out and lied to us for 2 weeks when they knew at the time it was a terrorist attack. And they spent our tax dollars apologizing to al Qaeda for a youtube video.
Why isn't the state department questioning, or asking to extradite these terrorists? The LIBYAN president said that it was a terrorist attack by foreigners the day after. At least some administrations have truthfulness and transparency as their "touchstones." We have no stones Barry.
Instead of telling the American people the truth, Obama lied and went to Vegas.
Wasn't that the problem with those guys on Krikkit, too?