- After reports that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons killing hundreds, the White House calls for a U.N. investigation. A year ago Barack Obama declared that the use of chemical weapons would cross a “red line” that would shift his thinking about that country’s bloody civil war.
- Why Assad Will Win [National Journal]
- Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years; the punishment may be a harbinger for Edward Snowden.
- Manning to NBC Today: “I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female.”
- President Obama to put forth Thursday a plan that will “rate colleges before the 2015 school year based on measures like tuition, graduation rates, debt and earnings of graduates, and the percentage of lower-income students who attend. The ratings would compare colleges against their peer institutions. If the plan can win Congressional approval, the idea is to base federal financial aid to students attending the colleges partly on those rankings.” [NYT]
- Al Jazeera America: the news channel Americans deserve [Guardian]
- Al Jazeera’s American debut was “simply dreadful.” [National Review]
- Ezra Klein interviews former Vice President Al Gore about climate change. [WashPost]
- One Obama challenge next week: follow-up the “I Have a Dream” speech 50 years later on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. [NYT]
I totally ignored our Dyslexic Duo.
The ones I had discussions with were not filled with rhetoric and bs. They were actually amazingly constructive.
They did not agree with me nor I with them. In the midst of all the poo flinging, the two conversations I had were remarkably different!
Read the comment section. There's a shortcut to the end of the story and there are facts around it that's omitted to get there. Sometimes the facts tell another story that makes everything a lot more compelling then to always rush to the end.
"Under Obama, black unemployment back to twice the white rate"
And they still vote for him in huge numbers. It's as if they enjoy misery as long as it is inflicted by a fellow black man.
From MrObvious 14 minutes ago
Sounds like your average homohatin' Christian. What's your point?
You are a hypocrite and a liar.
" I totally ignored our Dyslexic Duo."
Liar. You even lie to your "friend." Pathetic.fitty_three said
Maybe it's a slam dunk legal issue and not a political issue, like how you're milking it?
A 'like' tells all...
You will find the all the documentation you need for the Kill-O-Zap blaster pistol in Douglas Adams "Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy".
I don't think the NRA will have to worry about Obama confiscating those.
Even from a black man, it is still a racist theory.
This was intended to be a response to Ohiolib.
I feel that what happened was completely in keeping with No Feeding Thursday. It was actually very strange that it happened, but you will find everything below to judge for yourself.
@Ohiolib @Ohiolib Do you have a strand of pearls that you clasp in your hands when you post?
Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2013/08/22/morning-must-reads-august-22/#ixzz2cmSLzmsc
@sacredh Squirrels running everywhere, people stomping their feet, chaos reigns. Pretty much covers it.
@paulejb Yes that bad old Obama crashing the economy in 2008 and doing everything possible to stall the recovery.
@Ohiolib, well, that was short and honest.
@La_Randy, I went to Wally World to pick up a few things today. I pulled in next to a car that was exactly like mine. I went in, got my stuff, put it in the trunk and was sitting in the car making out a couple of bills to throw in the mail box. A woman came out a couple of minutes later, opened my back door and statred sitting groceries on the backseat. She was just talking away and then looked up at me. Before she could start yelling I told her that it wasn't her car. She was just closing my door when her husband walked up.
@Diecash1 Much trollery, most of it focused on why Obama is a racist for something something Oklahoma black teens argle bargle. Then "KiLL aLL tHe MUSLIMS!!!111!," train wreck jpegs … the usual.
And the rest of us posting links, discussing, and mocking baggers.
There's a reason for the 'like'.
But I'll let Sue_N explain since you asked her.
Even from a black man, it is still a racist theory.
Oh, you finally recognized how his obstruction of Fanny/Freddie reform helped to magnify the real estate bubble.
And he didn't stall the recovery.
According to Biden there were at least 4 Recovery Summers!
"Black unemployment, which at the end of the Bush administration broke a decades-long pattern of being twice white unemployment, has resumed its disturbing and prolonged trend under President Obama, with the rate among African Americans now at 13.4 percent, according to a new Pew Research report."
Try reading before you write idiocies, Bugs.
I had a similar 'rock and a hard place' experience that I'll relate to you tomorrow. It's one of me and my wife's most hilarious memories.
I'll take them one at a time.
We had a constructive conversation about global warming last night. I don't think many of those here realized that I believe firmly in global warming on the basis of the excellent scientific work of former Berkeley physics prof Rich Muller. On this subject I listen only to real scientists and never politicians. After a couple of months of searching I finally found one who made sense; and he like me is a former sceptic.
This is a big problem for the planet, and we need leadership from Washington, Beijing and New Delhi for openers. And that doesn't mean shenanigans like Solyndra. It means vehicles that consume less energy, better consumption habits, better choices of fuels . . .
@Diecash1 Right? And it's all the same talking points, day after day. Arguing does nothing but empower them. After a while, it's not even worth scrolling past them to get to the good stuff.
So the usual on steroids, eh? When will people learn that responding to trolls is pointless? Hell, we don't even had good (amusing) trolls anymore. They simply spew ignorant talking points. Ugh.
Unless you are saying that there are no racist black Americans it might be a good idea to walk that back.
Having trouble seeing Mr 0? Perhaps that whole feces thing is due to you having your head up your @ss.
Homosexuals are not faring well in what was the former spiritual home of liberals
Oh gawd, don't act like a 5 year old. It's so childish Troll all you want but the whole feces smear act is so embarrassing.
, Ob. It appears that your former commie pals have no use for homosexuals.
Seriously - this is so stupid that I can't believe that a semi functional adult like you pretend to be trots out that kind of drivel.
I think you made me dry heave from overwhelming my common sense with so much nonsense.
Jesus Christ that was stupid. At least paulejb trolls because he needs it, you're just playing out your fantasy of being a badarse macho intellectual with the wittiness of a toddler playing with a full diaper.
You should erase your comment at come back after standing in a corner for 15 minutes. That was just cringy.
You'll find that we condemn all form of bigotry and homophobia regardless ofwhere it comes from on a regular basis. It's not our fault that you frequently ignore it since you're not interested in understanding where others come from - you're only interested in ranting about what you believe things are
You explained your hypocrisy very well in your original post.
So ignore what I write and just pretend some type of alternate reality?
Look - 15 minutes later and what I write is re-threaded by you. It's ironic and I take no credit for knowing how simplistic trolls like you think. It takes no effort - you are what you are.