Morning Must Reads: September 10

In the News: France taking Russian plan to the UN, Opposition to Syria Strike Grows, O'Donnell Grills Weiner, and the Words of John Kerry

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

  • France seeking UN backing for Russia’s plan to take up Syria’s chemical weapons [NYT]
  • Washington Post-ABC News Poll finds opposition to the strike in Syria is rising [Washington Post]
  • Senate delays vote on  Syria [USA Today]
  • In a round of interviews yesterday, Obama called the Russian plan a “potential breakthrough.” [TIME]
  • California Democrat Barbara Lee and the Anti-War Push [National Journal]
  • “What I find strange about your campaign is what seems to be your absolute desperate need for elective office and what seems to be your inability to live outside of it,” Lawrence O’Donnell tells Anthony Weiner during an interview that aired Monday. [MSNBC]
  • “Pink slime” makes a comeback in school lunches [Politico]
  • New documents show the government uses the border to seize electronic devices without obtaining a warrant. [NYT]
  • Federal hiring is at its lowest point in six years [Washington Post]
  • Social Media users in China could face prison for posting slanderous content [WSJ]
  • Credit rating agencies are taking a back seat during this year’s debt ceiling debate [The Hill]
  • (Infographic) What’s the Word: What John Kerry says when he talks about Syria [TIME]

 

556 comments
ahandout
ahandout

Obama argues for his pin prick attack and then says never mind, let's follow the Russians. 

collioure
collioure

Well, what is President Amateur Hour going to say this evening?

Ivy_B
Ivy_B

About to go watch my food porn for a while - I'm so hooked on this I'm now looking at some repeats of the 2011 series that I just saw a month or so ago!

However, got a message from our friends at LiveFyre and they hope to have a fix in place this Thursday.

Cheers, I

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

When a troll posts in Swampland under a different name, is he any less of a troll?

Sue_N
Sue_N

@ahandout Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't, damned because Obama. Yeah, yeah, yeah, we know.

ahandout
ahandout

@collioure I doubt that he is going to admit that we have been using independent contractors to train the rebels on how to secure chemical weapons. 

hivemaster
hivemaster

@Ivy_B Maybe we can have a no feeding/no glitch Thursday. : )

hivemaster
hivemaster

@fitty_three  Wondering why he would go to the trouble of creating a new account just to post the S.O.S.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@Sue_N 

Hopefully, the fact that Kansas wasn't the only state to share a place on the bottom of the Western Interior Seaway 90,000,000 years ago will perk you up a bit.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@Sue_N The real miracle is that the water and air in Texas is still able to support life, after all the neglect and pollution.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@Sue_N

They're rilly convincing, huh?

Must be their charismatic powers of persuasion ;-)

ahandout
ahandout

@Sue_N @ahandout  You figured it out.  Obama is a damned fool.  He goes on and on about how great his idea was for a silly little attack, which by the way, a large majority disagree with.  Then he sums it all up with, "we're not going to do that."  Honestly, I don't think he could look any more full of huff and puff, while changing his plan almost daily.  It's sad.

Don't you think?

ahandout
ahandout

@hivemaster @ahandout Hey stupid.  Why don't you police your own hive?  You have a member who is disgusting.  He constantly tries to publish and re-post posters real names.  He runs around yelling racist, racism and making a fool of himself.  Even his "buddy" said that posting someone's real name is off limits.

ahandout
ahandout

@hivemaster @ahandout  It's not late, unless you haven't had your nappy time, junior.

It would be unfair to say that Barry is a buffoon, BEFORE he actually shows the world that he is.

hivemaster
hivemaster

Late night drive by after everyone has left.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@retiredvet

And, if there's no one around to hear that bear **** in the woods, does it still stink?

fitty_three
fitty_three

@kbanginmotown

He created a new profile using his real name downthread. It was "AndrewRies" [sic] but he failed to realize that "Third Grade" was a dead giveaway.

He had us fooled for maybe a whole microsecond.

fitty_three
fitty_three

You are right. I picked up the wrong tweetster.

retiredvet
retiredvet

@hivemaster @retiredvet  Lt. Col. Bateman contributes on Charlie's blog occasionally. I love his joke about running for President with Charlie as a running mate.

collioure
collioure

@Sue_N @collioure @ahandout  

Sue, i wasn't posting to Handy.  I was posting to you. 

I thought you were smart enough to recognize what a jumble Obama has made of the Syrian problem.  Perhaps I misjudged your level of intelligence.

ahandout
ahandout

@Sue_N @collioure @ahandout  Everyday here you see wingnut, teabagger and various versions of what the hateful left calls conservatives, and you get all pissy because I criticize Obama. 

Thanks for listing Obama's various "solutions" to his own foolhardy comment about Syria.  Maybe he could just shut up for the next 3 years.

I don't hate.  Don't be a fool.  When Obama shoots his mouth off and then wants to cover his @ss with another foolhardy act, bringing about a dangerous situation, embarrassing the US, weakening our stature, he deserves criticism.  Don't be such a partisan cheerleader for Obama; he's not what you think he is.  You will end up being sorely disappointed.

ahandout
ahandout

@Sue_N

@collioure

 @ahandout

 Why didn't the Nobel Prize winner come up with this plan?

I criticize Obama because he is a liar.  That is easy to prove.  I don't like liars.  You cannot trust one word from Barry.

Obama is really the worst kind of political prostitute, sold to the public as if he was as pure as the driven snow.  He manipulates people's emotions in order to gain power and create voters that are dependent.  Really what his does is sick and twisted and he did it again in his speech tonight.  He tries to play on human emotions for political gain. 

Do the rebels in Syria have chemical weapons?  We have been training them to overtake Assad's chemical weapons.  I don't trust Barry's motives, not for a second.  He's a lying scum.

And, aren't you the ONE going on and on and on about how you hate Texas, where you live?

Sue_N
Sue_N

@collioure @Sue_N @ahandout Aw, how sweet. Flattery will get you … nowhere.

Handy's a tool, everybody here knows it. He hates Obama. Period. There is literally nothing Obama could do that handy would agree with.

Obama says he wants to bomb Syria, handy's against it. Obama decides to let Congress decide, handy's against it. Obama decides to see if the Russian plan might work, which means we may not have to bomb Syria after all, handy's against it. Obama acknowledged in his speech that he's doing what the American people have said in overwhelming numbers that they want, and handy's against it. You starting to see a pattern?

And it's not just Syria. It's everything. Handy is a typical right-wing nut job who hates Democrats, liberals, Obama, California (where he happens to live, btw), Detroit, New York, Massachusetts and every non-wingnut poster on this board. He's a bitter, angry, ignorant bagger who can't even argue one single point without twisting himself into snarling knots of confusion.

If you want to defend him or side with him, that's fine. But just remember, aligning yourself with the village idiot doesn't do a thing in the world to convince us of that vaunted intelligence you keep insisting you possess.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@ahandout

I'd watch out for rocks from space. Non-avian dinosaurs seem to have missed the cues.

So did teh GOP.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@hivemaster 

It's called resource partitioning. This happens when the less fit taxon takes up a less desirable ecospace in response to competition from one more fit.

Generally, the loser is faced with either adapting to the less desirable ecospace or face extinction.

Here in the Swamp, the losers hide under logs in murky waters and only come out at night to drink. Eventually, their eyes and minds shrivel as these are not needed in the new milieu.

You'll notice a similar effect with cave fauna.

ahandout
ahandout

@hivemaster  You're still here, and it's 7:45 pm on the left coast.  You are familiar with time zones?  And, I spent a fantastic day at the beach.