Morning Must Reads: September 25

In the news: U.S.-Iran, Syria's chemical weapons, and Ted Cruz's marathon speech

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

  • “President Obama on Tuesday told world leaders that he was devoting the rest of his presidency to a negotiated end to the confrontation with Iran, and creating a separate state for the Palestinians.” [NYT]
    • Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani at the U.N. General Assembly: Three Takeaways [TIME]
  • “Signaling that he may be serious about giving up his chemical weapons, Syrian President Bashar Assad has disclosed the locations of dozens of poison gas production and storage sites to international inspectors.” [L.A. Times]
  • How Ted Cruz Wins by Losing [TIME]
    • Ted Cruz is Still Talking Until He Can’t Stand Anymore—Or Until Harry Reid Cuts Him Off [National Journal]
    • “Democrats are working hard to exploit massive unrest in the Republican Party over the looming government shutdown, which many see as one of their best chances of holding the Senate or even gaining the House in next year’s midterm elections.” [WashPost]
  • White House Struggles to Replace Janet Napolitano at the Department of Homeland Security [Daily Beast]
  • China to lift ban on Facebook, Twitter, New York Times—but only within Shanghai free-trade zone [South China Morning Post]
  • How to Beat Hillary Clinton [New York]
  • “The congressman had been called a ‘starvation expert’ by analysts on TV and a ‘monster’ by colleagues in the House of Representatives. Protesters had visited his offices carrying petitions demanding he resign. And now, six months into his crusade to overhaul the food stamp program, Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.) departed the Capitol to address his most wary audience yet: the people whose government benefits he hoped to curtail.” [WashPost]
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sacredh
sacredh

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

hivemaster
hivemaster

A quick reminder:  tomorrow is NFT.

sacredh
sacredh

OT, but "The Conjuring" is a scary movie. It's perfect for watching with the lights off and a couple of candles lit.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

After all that Cruz voted on the spending plan.  Thank you Senator Cruz for reminding us that both you and your party are a joke.

ahandout
ahandout

How Liberal policies will get you killed on the streets of LA.

Don Rosenberg, the founder of UnlicensedToKill.org, told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO that an estimated 750,000 illegal immigrants live in the L.A. area and those who drive could pose “an immense threat to society”.

“The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports unlicensed drivers are five times more likely to kill, they will flee the scene over 50 percent of the time, five times more likely to drive drunk,” said Rosenberg.

In a whitepaper compiling statistics of hit-and-run accidents, Rosenberg found that unlicensed drivers were involved in more than 7,600 fatal crashes — about 20 percent of fatal crashes nationwide.

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/10/11/report-illegal-drivers-behind-high-hit-and-run-rate-in-la/

ahandout
ahandout

Liberals in California want those votes!  Don't impound an Illegal's car; let them continue to kill people on the street and drive away.

The Los Angeles Police Department is reporting that the city saw 20,000 hit-and-run crashes in 2012, gaining the dubious distinction of being the “hit-and-run capital of the nation.” According to a news report in NBC Los Angeles, out of the 20,000 pedestrians, bicyclists or other motorists who were involved in hit-and-run collisions, 4,000 were injured or killed. Two Los Angeles city councilmen have asked LAPD to explain what it is doing to curb this hit-and-run epidemic.

http://www.bestattorney.com/blog/los-angeles-hit-and-run-capital

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

I love when Handy and Paule get extra whinny. Reality is starting to smack them in the face.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

America keeps America's Cup

Not quite BoSox 0-3 against the Yankees, but it ranks up there.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@ahandout 

Seriously, take your meds and calm down. Obamacare will most likely cover the stupid shiat that makes you sound unhinged.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@sacredh 

The conjuring, isn't about some dooshnazel that spends 21 hours reading bed time stories and rail against something then vote with with everyone for cloture?

Sue_N
Sue_N

@sacredh Both my daughters saw it, separately. The older saw it first and said it was the scariest thing she'd ever seen. The younger kept trying to get her to go with her, but she flat-out refused. Younger daughter finally saw it with friends … and said older daughter had been right. I don't think either of them slept after seeing it.

Younger daughter says "Insidious 2" is also scary, and worth seeing. They both love scary movies.

La_Randy
La_Randy

@retiredvet Vitter's diaper is always full and in a wad. I wish somebody would give him a box of depends on the senate floor.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

'Wonder how they can account for Cruz' latest move: VOTING WITH THE DEMOCRATS TO MOVE THE SPENDING BILL FORWARD!

He, Marco Polo, and all the GOTP are frauds.

ahandout
ahandout

@MrObvious @ahandout  That's why a non profit, religious organization that cares for the dying poor is forced to take Obama to court.  Spending time and resources on fighting Obama.

ahandout
ahandout

@nflfoghorn No, that is the screech of tires from fleeing vehicles in your head. 

ahandout
ahandout

@MementoMori @ahandout  Research...No, that's because we passed the Three Strikes law in California, taking felons off the streets.  Now, the liberal judges and Jerry Brown are releasing them back into society.  

Believe me, liberals have never contributed to reducing the crime rate in California.  They have constantly refused to do the will of the people and lock up offenders 

More important, the policy of not impounding illegal aliens vehicles has led to thousands of hit and runs, with over 3,000 deaths. 

fitty_three
fitty_three

It would be easier for him to swallow if he just garfs it down head first.

Nevermind.

I'll get a stick.

ahandout
ahandout

@mantisdragon91 @ahandout @La_Randy @MrObvious  The article is from a fact check site.  In those 18 months the facts remain the same, yet you are still as blind as you were then.  You don't have anything.  You cannot even answer a simple question, pathetic loser. 

ahandout
ahandout

@La_Randy @ahandout @MrObvious  Seriously, you believe that a non-profit organization would spend needed funds suing Obama for no reason? 

Do you think that religious organizations should be forced to comply with Obamacare?   It's a simple question.

And the government does NOT get to tell a religious organization what it should believe. 

 http://www.justfactsdaily.com/is-the-obama-administration-forcing-people-to-pay-for-abortion-inducing-drugs


However, the FDA neglects to mention in this guide that the morning-after pill can also “keep a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus,” as detailed by the Mayo Clinic. The official company websites for Plan B One-Step, Next Choice, and ella all confirm that this is the case, which implicates the issue of abortion because at fertilization, the genetic composition of preborn humans is formed. This genetic information determines gender, eye color, hair color, facial features, and influences characteristics such as intelligence and personality. Thus, morning-after pills can terminate a unique human life.

La_Randy
La_Randy

@ahandout @La_Randy @MrObvious Cannot name said drugs since they are not mandated. Come on, name the abortion-inducing drugs mandated and while you are working on that you might explain what religious freedom the employees have in choosing their own healthcare options.

ahandout
ahandout

@La_Randy @ahandout @MrObvious Isn't the name self explanatory?  Drugs that would induce an abortion, along with contraception, and sterilization go against the religious beliefs of this organization.  Don't tell me you don't respect an individual's right to religious freedom, La la. 

ahandout
ahandout

@MrObvious @ahandout  Let the force feeding begin.

Yesterday, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Little Sisters of the Poor, a religious order of Sisters dedicated to caring for the elderly poor. Without relief, the Little Sisters face millions of dollars in IRS fines because they cannot comply with the government’s mandate that they give their employees free access to contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@ahandout

That's a load of spit. It's the dumbarse conservative Bishops that are doing it. Groups like Nuns on a bus think Obamacare is a no brainer. Just like the Pope they're more interested in taking care of the real problems then to spend worrying about the imaginary. 

It's a shame that the Catholic church have spent so much time moving away from Social Justice and gone on the whole Christianist gay and abortion bandwagon. But then doing something real about real problem just like Jesus would have always been hard for bloviating lazy arses.