Morning Must Reads: July 26

In the news: Halliburton, Morsi, Christie v. Paul, abortion law, the blueprints of a NSA facility, Silda Spitzer, Caroline Kennedy, the Steve King problem, Obamacare, Detroit, and This Town.

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

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notsacredh
notsacredh

OT, but yesterday when I went in to work I got drawn into an argument about Trayvon Martin again. We argued for almost 15 minutes. I finally pointed at the clock and told him that it was past the time for him to go home. He said, "I'm not leaving until you say you're wrong and you know it". I just stared at him for about a minute and then said, "You win. You're wrong and you know it.". Then I turned around and went outside to smoke a cigarette. When he was halfway across the gate I went back in, got on the loudpeaker and said "You're wrong and you know it" repeatedly until he got into his car and drove off. Fun times.

notsacredh
notsacredh

I had the strangest dream. I dreamed I was a right winger. With God as my witness, it's almost true.

ahandout
ahandout

The enforcers of Obamacare, the IRS, want to opt out of Obamacare. 

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

 Obama said DETROIT not GM....

W also stood in front of a "Mission Accomplished" banner.

Semantics inaction.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

San Diego's mayor to get two weeks of intensive counseling


If he quits he can get a lot more.

roknsteve
roknsteve

Well, the Troll Hive destroyed MMR for Friday.  I don't know which is worse.  Is it the troll who wants a race war or the troll who replies to him all day or the troll who is just plain stupid?

ahandout
ahandout

June 2013 State Unemployment Rates *         

  State Rate    State Rate   Alabama 6.5    Montana 5.4   Alaska 6.1    Nebraska 4.0   Arizona 8.0    Nevada 9.6   Arkansas 7.3    New Hampshire 5.2   California 8.5    New Jersey 8.7   Colorado 7.0    New Mexico 6.8   Connecticut 8.1    New York 7.5   Delaware 7.3    North Carolina 8.8   DC 8.5    North Dakota 3.1   Florida 7.1    Ohio 7.2   Georgia 8.6    Oklahoma 5.2   Hawaii 4.6    Oregon 7.9   Idaho 6.4    Pennsylvania 7.5   Illinois 9.2    Puerto Rico 13.2   Indiana 8.4    Rhode Island 8.9   Iowa 4.6    South Carolina 8.1   Kansas 5.8    South Dakota 3.9   Kentucky 8.4    Tennessee 8.5   Louisiana 7.0    Texas 6.5   Maine 6.8    Utah 4.7   Maryland 7.0    Vermont 4.4   Massachusetts 7.0    Virginia 5.5   Michigan 8.7    Washington 6.8   Minnesota 5.2    West Virginia 6.1   Mississippi 9.0    Wisconsin 6.8   Missouri 6.9    Wyoming 4.6

Wisconsin is doing much better than the Democratically headlocked California.  But if you REALLY want to create jobs, California should follow N. Dakota and drill, baby drill.  California has billions of barrels of oil.  Oh well, you don't REALLY want to create jobs. 

roknsteve
roknsteve

@ahandout Where's the republican budget?  Pres. Obama submitted his budget 6 months ago.   

roknsteve
roknsteve

@ahandout California has a big underground economy.  Everyone I know has a way to make cash every month legally.  That includes me and I'm 70 years young.  People have to survive.  Oklahoma 5.2? Did everybody leave the state after the hurricanes?  

 And it's been raining and flooding for 2 months in the Northeast and South so people can't get to work or the job site is flooded.  All you're got is some numbers somebody pulled out of their crack.   

terryclifton1
terryclifton1

@ahandout  

The numbers that you posted don't account for those who have stopped looking, so I'm sure the numbers are much higher across the board. 

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@ahandout That would be because Wisconsin wasn't hit as bad by the housing collapse as California. But California financially and job creation wise is doing better than Wisconsin is.

paulejb
paulejb

@roknsteve @ahandout 

President Obama hasn't got even one yes vote on a budget in three years. Even Democrats have more sense than to vote for his usual pile of dreck.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@ahandout @mantisdragon91 And you think that we were actually doing something worthwhile when we supported a regime attempting to impose a Catholic Theocracy on a primarily Buddhist Nation.

ahandout
ahandout

@mantisdragon91 @ahandout And you think that handing out little plastic toys will make the former head of the KGB play nice with Barry and Hillary.

roknsteve
roknsteve

@ahandout @nflfoghorn He's calling you Rusty because all you wingers are alike.  All of you want to turn America into China.  Also your motto is, "Get off my lawn." 

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

4) Lost in all your childish name-calling is a rebuttal of my point.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

@ahandout @nflfoghorn  

1) Name-calling must be part of your gene make-up.

2) You may be wrong 99.98% of the time, but I don't hate you or any others of your persuasion.

3) Nice try attempting to disassociate yourself with your true identity.

ahandout
ahandout

@nflfoghorn Moron, you don't have a clue what logic is. Stop using the word. 

You hate Rusty so much (like I said earlier today, liberals hate people) that you think everybody is Rusty.  Rusty left moron.  Drink some coffee and when you wake up tomorrow with a hangover, you will realize what an Ahole you are.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Sorry Rusty, that logic doesn't wash.  You can't criticize one president and praise another using the exact same method of tabulating unemployment statistics.  If the "real" unemployment rate is high under BO it was the same for W.  Somehow I don't see you fairly comparing the two presidencies.  Wonder why.



ahandout
ahandout

@mantisdragon91@ahandoutMy first comment got stuck in "pending."  

Donkey, it's been explained to you.  This over intrusive government is killing jobs. 



notsacredh
notsacredh

@mantisdragon91, I actually got a like from a winger on another thread on a ridiculous comment that was over the top.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@ahandout @mantisdragon91 Idiot North Dakota has less people than San Francisco. So please explain to me how a state with 50 times the population can experience the same job growth percentage?

ahandout
ahandout

@TyPollard @ahandout @mantisdragon91  Yes. California has oil off the coast and in shale.  

You want to create jobs, don't you?  That is the mantra from the White House and every other Democrat, until you show them how to create jobs and then it's "Oh, never mind."

TyPollard
TyPollard

@ahandout @mantisdragon91

Follow N Dakotas' lead? 

You mean by having an hydraulic-fracking energy boom?

Really? Can that be replicated? Should it be?