Morning Must Reads: November 25

In the news: historic deal with Iran; China's new threat; Old Space vs. New Space; Obamacare

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

  • “As the Obama Administration basked in the afterglow Sunday of a historic agreement to delay the Iranian nuclear program, its potential unraveling was quickly taking shape on Capitol Hill.” [TIME]
    • “America’s allies in Israel and Saudi Arabia view the new nuclear agreement with Iran with a mixture of unease and alarm. But for some in the skeptics’ camp, the broader concern extends well beyond the preliminary nuclear deal.” [WSJ]
    • Graphic: Understanding the Deal with Iran [NYT]
    • Meanwhile, 3,500 miles from Iran, China’s new restriction on airspace over disputed islets could lead to war. [TIME]
  • How Will We Know the Obamacare Site is Fixed? [National Journal]
  • Which Way to Space? Flights of Fancy May Launch the Industry’s Future [WashPost]
607 comments
sacredh
sacredh

I just looked outside. The winter storm is really hitting now. I'm taking the 4WD to work.

sacredh
sacredh

I'd like to thank Alex and TIME for their efforts and for the swamp. Even though we're adults, the swamp is our playground.

sacredh
sacredh

B!tchcoins. The new internet sensation. Go ahead. Regulate me.

sacredh
sacredh

Well, I've been burning the candle at both ends for 4-5 days. I can barely keep my eyes open. Goodnight folks.

sacredh
sacredh

OT, but tomorrow is my last daylight. Because of the way my work schedule falls, tomorrow is my doubletime day. We're supposed to get up to 10 inches of snow tonight and through tomorrow. My relief lives 40 miles downriver. I may have to work a double tomorrow if he can't make it in so I'd make close to a grand if I do. I LOVE MY JOB!!!

sacredh
sacredh

I got a little too enthusiastic in my 1st thank you to Alex and it went into moderation.

sacredh
sacredh

Has anything of note happened the last few days? I've been working my ass off and have only logged in for a few minutes in the morning before I go to work.

sacredh
sacredh

I hate working daylights. Truly, honestly HATE!

Diecash1
Diecash1

@outsider According to that graphic, you guys are the brains, and as such, responsible for all of our stupidity.  I'm beginning to see how Conrad Black and Ted Cruz have been so influential.  They're crapping our shorts.  Blerg.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@sacredh  

Honestly if anyone here could be a moderator I would immediately nominate you, precisely because you would be the most level-headed and least likely to use it.

deconstructiva
deconstructiva

@sacredh Enough of us raised the Three Finger Salute (or One Finger) and started a riot tht got OM kicked out. Credit DQ and Outside for starting it.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@paulejb  

How quickly your tune changes from "free speech!" to "ban them!"

outsider
outsider

@MrObvious @outsider  

I was sitting beside my wife, and i just said watch this, my American friends are gonna sh|t - and right on cue - thanks man. 

:) My daughter however, keeps asking why FLA is blured out. .. 

sacredh
sacredh

@TyPollard, give a man a fish and he'll eat it. Teach a man how to fish and he'll ask somebody else for fish.

Tero
Tero

@outsider 

That's so true. I'm addicted, and I take it double-double.

Tero
Tero

@outsider   

Good work, my fellow fascist hoser. The plan is coming together nicely, and don't forget; Two-fer Double-Double Toque Hat-Trick Toonie.

sacredh
sacredh

@DonQuixotic, you folks have way more faith/trust in me than I have in myself. I know me.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@sacredh @DonQuixotic  

I'm sure you wouldn't.  In fact I bet you'd have to be well convinced to ban someone before you would actually do it.  Something a moderator should be.

sacredh
sacredh

@DonQuixotic, my insurance would cover a nuke from Iran. If Obama nuked me, it would be an Act of God.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@sacredh @DonQuixotic  

Scroll down through the posts.  Outsider got Alex to ban Openminded1 and we may get a auto-ban feature soon (or an ignore feature, either would work).

deconstructiva
deconstructiva

@sacredh @TyPollard

Give a man a fish and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit on his a$s all day waiting for something to happen,  no motivation, such a slacker.

paulejb
paulejb

@DonQuixotic @paulejb 

Alex, do you really want to be associated with a band of mindless drones spouting the predictable Democrat party line?