Morning Must Reads: August 9

In the news: Bradley Manning trial; Chris Christie on gun control; more Al-Qaeda threats; Twitter vs. Obamacare; Sanjay Gupta changes his mind about weed; Blacks more forgiving of Weiner, Spitzer; Eric Cantor a VRA ally

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

  • During the sentencing phase of Bradley Manning’s court martial, a witness told a military judge Al-Qaeda could have used the leaks against the U.S.
  • State Department warns against travel to Pakistan, removes staff from consulate in Lahore in response to a specific threat. 
  • Libertarian Republican’s argument that national security organizations should be reined in faces new challenges in the wake of the recent Al-Qaeda threats that closed 19 embassies and consulates across the world.
  • Will Gov. Chris Christie’s handling of new gun-control bills in New Jersey hurt his chances at becoming the 2016 Republican Presidential nominee?
  • Twitter is out to destroy Obamacare.
  • Why Dr. Sanjay Gupta changed his mind on legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes.
  • Blacks in New York more forgiving of Weiner and Spitzer.
  • Eric Cantor will be Democrat’s ally in Voting Rights Act fix.
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forgottenlord
forgottenlord

Wave of car bombings in Iraq.  Over 60 dead and climbing.  10 million reward for info on Al Qaeda in Iraq

notsacredh
notsacredh

Heigh ho, heigh ho, it's off to work I go.

OT, but a couple, of days ago I had a conservative friend of mine so mad he said I should be shot. I just woke up a few minutes ago and my wife had  written a note on the kitchen whiteboard saying that he called to remind me that we're going out for lunch tomorrow. It must be my turn to pay.

retiredvet
retiredvet

@Ivy_B I read somewhere that they tried to prevent Puerto Rician (US citizens) from voting.

retiredvet
retiredvet

@deconstructiva I think Wall Street is headed for another bubble burst. Too big to fail? Maybe not next time.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@deconstructiva 

It's always been the case, but our Media is quick to flaunt the myth that our economy will crash if people suddenly could afford to pay for themselves instead of having to lean on our Government programs so the system can mask just how awful the reality is.

notsacredh
notsacredh

@retiredvet, I think the NRA might be overplaying it's hand. People like Ted Nugent are providing some pretty serious fodder to attack the NRA. When your spokemen are a few bricks shy of a load, it reflects on the entire organization. 

MrObvious
MrObvious

@retiredvet 

'wingers love to blame something because their zombie howls doesn't reach an audience. Kind of like the 2 part movie dud Atlas Shrugged. Lots of smokes and mirror but at the end of the day most people just think it's craep.

notsacredh
notsacredh

@retiredvet, they're upset because Benghazi wasn't an impeachable offense and wasn't covered 24/7. I think they're also upset because their conspiracy theories weren't given their proper due.

notsacredh
notsacredh

I might be working on immortality.

tommyudo
tommyudo

@retiredvet 


That must explain why I haven't had a  case of the typical common cold for years:-)

notsacredh
notsacredh

@fitty_three, he called me at work last night and asked me what time I wanted to go. I told him that I was making lasagna as soon as I got home this morning so I'd pick him and we'd go out to eat about 11:30. He said he'd rather eat lasagna. He should be here in about a half an hour. We can our own sauce and he practically drools whenever we save him some. I made a 9x9 pan for him to take home after lunch. I think he'll forgive me for sending him a photoshopped picture of him giving me a hummer.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@retiredvet @Ivy_B 

It's a sad lot and a toothless corporate media. When will we finally have a collective 'wtf' moment.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@sacredh @retiredvet 

Polls after polls show what regular folks, including common sense gun owners think. But both Media and our political system don't like to reflect that - it's always a microphone for the wild eyed fanatics that think black helicopters are hovering above.

retiredvet
retiredvet

Oh. I should add that as far as I'm concerned the NRA has ruined any credibility it ever had.

manlyman
manlyman

No they're upset because Americans are dead and the president and his sos know NOTHINK!!

notsacredh
notsacredh

@retiredvet, I go out tonight and then I'm off for 15 days myself. Then I go back for two days and get 4 more off. I LOVE the federal government.

notsacredh
notsacredh

That would make an interesting "1000 Words".

notsacredh
notsacredh

In my defense, he started it by telling me to kiss his @ss the last time we went out .for lunch and got into an argument.

Ohiolib
Ohiolib

@MrObvious @retiredvet @Ivy_B IOf that didn't happen after 2000, I don;t think it's going to happen. Instead, we'll just wake up one day and realize that the teabaggers are all dead or senile.

notsacredh
notsacredh

@deconstructiva, I just went upstairs to tell my wife I was going back to bed because I'll stay up all day tomorrow. She told me not to forget to rub my poison ivy cream on before I went to sleep. Then she started laughing and said to have fun. Women can be so cruel.

notsacredh
notsacredh

@deconstructiva, some of the guys were kidding me this morning about where I have poison ivy. I told one of the guys he had a little blister on the corner of his mouth. He actually felt for it before everyone started laughing.