Morning Must Reads: February 5

In the news: Senate passes Farm Bill, House GOP gearing up for debt ceiling, will Obamacare really kill 2.5 million jobs, and Clay Aiken makes it official

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

  • Senate passes long-stalled Farm Bill [NYT]
  • House GOP Eyes Debt Ceiling Fight [TIME]
  • Obama praises CVS for pulling tobacco from shelves [AP via ABC]
  • Will Obamacare really kill 2.5 million jobs? [National Journal]
  • Does Obama have a Harry Reid problem? [Politico Magazine]
  • Fraud in Army recruiting bonus program may cost nearly $100 million [NYT]
  • Christie’s long time critic now in position to take on Gov. [Bloomberg]
  • Chris Christie’s pain is Scott Walker’s gain [Politico]
  • “On Tuesday, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Yahoo published a tract of non-specific information about surveillance requests granted to the NSA through FISA court orders.” Salon on why we shouldn’t celebrate yet.
  • Silence Inc.: What side has corporate American taken in the Hobby Lobby challenge? [Slate]
  • Clay Aiken makes it official: he will run for Congress [Raleigh News & Observer]
  • Spiritual Guru to Congress: Love is all you need [Washington Post]
  • “Former wrestler and Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he has gone “off the grid” in Mexico to avoid drones knowing where he is.” [Politico]
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forgottenlord
forgottenlord

Well that's weird.  LF is telling me that there are 10234 comments on this thread

fitty_three
fitty_three

@forgottenlord

Had that happen earlier. Comment count was scrolling up right under my eyes. It said we had something like 3450 comments.

Also seems that the poff-orphaned Swmpland cyberspace bubble still happens.

fitty_three
fitty_three

Let's give this bit of propaganda the heave ho.  @ahandout .is entitled to his opinion, but spamming MMR with idiotic YouTube videos?


Naaah. Poff away!

fitty_three
fitty_three

Heysoos!

The Nye thread is over 1700 and there are still 400+ lurkers.

The O's win!

fitty_three
fitty_three

@ahandout  

The real truth is hidden in your statement 'It always happens...'

And for you, it's not a very complementary one.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@ahandout  

And 'wingers have resorted to juvenile name calling. Grow up.

ahandout
ahandout

@MrObvious @ahandout  See your favorite word: irony, ('wingers). 

Sorry, Barry and the Dems will not get a participation trophy.  Losers get their heads handed to them. 

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

"'I saw a barrel come up on the window, like a single-shot shotgun ... It was either a barrel or a stick.

"'I'm sh***ing bricks, but that's when I reached in my glove box, unholstered my pistol ... and so quicker than a flash I had a round chambered in it, and I shot,' he says, adding that he has owned the 9mm handgun since 1990 and 'always' keeps it fully loaded in his glove compartment.

"He initially fired his weapon four times, Dunn tells police, and the Durango began to pull away.

"'I was still scared and so I shot four more times ... trying to keep their heads down to not catch any return fire. And that was it...'"

[CNN]

Paul,nnto
Paul,nnto

Horrible "pizza" brought to you by a horrible person.


The document lists VIP donors—including John Schnatter, the founder of the Papa John's pizza chain—who were scheduled for one-on-one meetings with representatives of the political, corporate, and philanthropic wings of Kochworld.


http://crooksandliars.com/2014/02/koch-donor-list-unmasked

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

@Paul,nnto Better ingredients, better pizza.  If only I had them.   --Papa John

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

@ahandout ...but for teh sake of posterity let's show the entire world how clueless you are:

When you read the comments from the moron liberals that infect this site, keep in mind that this idiot Pelosi was their Speaker of the House.They support her and the disastrous law that she, Barry and Harry rammed through.Pelosi is so stupid, she doesn't even realize that she just showed the world what a moron she truly is, typical liberal Democrat.

Bad ol' puddy tat.



nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

@fitty_three @nflfoghorn He proves to not realize much of anything.

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

@collioure

We tolerate most of your garbage.  A vitrol laden thing with absolutely nothing resembling a coherent argument will get poffed, though.