Morning Must Reads: February 14

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio leaves a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. When asked by a reporter what the speaker had for his wife for Valentine's Day, Boehner responded with a playful pucker of his lips.

  • “A federal judge in Norfolk struck down as unconstitutional Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage Thursday night, saying the country has ‘arrived upon another moment in history when We the People becomes more inclusive, and our freedom more perfect.’” [WashPost]
  • “President Barack Obama will announce plans for his administration to expedite disaster relief to ranchers and farmers in mostly drought-stricken parts of the country during a scheduled visit to Fresno, Calif., Friday.” [WSJ]
  • States struggle to add Latinos to the health rolls [NYT]
  • Huddled House Democrats face “cold, hard realism” [National Journal]
  • Why the Republican push for black voters is (mostly) doomed to fail [Atlantic]
  • 36 hours on the fake campaign trail with Donald Trump [BuzzFeed]
  • “You may have wondered how it is that Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto, has not been shamed from office. Here’s how. And why, he tells us, things are likely to get even uglier.” [Esquire]
  • How a foot of snow explains everything that’s wrong with Washington, D.C. … and the world [FP]
  • Richard Nixon, hopeless romantic [Politico]
937 comments
fitty_three
fitty_three

I see that @collioure .deleted his racist post. 

Well, copy/paste is my freind, so here it is again for your enjoyment.

...and it is balls out racist: 

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@nflfoghorn@collioure

They are better off in the USA in than any of those African dictatorships, but they ought to be much better off in the USA than they are.  Don't seem to be doing very well in Barry's sluggish economy, do they?

And then there are his efforts to close the charter schools they prefer and end the voucher programs they crave.


Read more: Morning Must Reads: February 14 | TIME.com

http://swampland.time.com/2014/02/14/morning-must-reads-february-14/#ixzz2tf9vGzat

notsacredh
notsacredh

It's still snowing, but it looks more like 4 new inches to me and no ice.

fitty_three
fitty_three

Oh, jeezuz, @collioure, you are one effing idiot. You've blown any deniability on race:

__________

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Collie-speak:

Oh, pullleeeeeeeeze!

The one person perfectly positioned to heal the racial divide has exacerbated it and divided the country as well.

Proving once again that with liberals it's always someone else's fault.

Sheesh!


Collie and Terry - read and understand.

notsacredh
notsacredh

OT, but we're getting up to another 6 inches of snow, freezing rain tonight. I curse the weather gods.

notsacredh
notsacredh

I had to get the 4WD pointed down the driveway to make sure I could get out of my driveway in the morning.

La_Randy
La_Randy

@nflfoghorn @sacredh  Pretty much the same here nflfoghorn, 70s everyday this week the high 60s this weekend.

I really feel for the northerners, I hate cold weather.

notsacredh
notsacredh

@nflfoghorn, I can not only wear a hoodie up here without getting shot, I can wear a ski-mask too. So take THAT!!!

notsacredh
notsacredh

@fitty_three, everyone at work is getting pretty testy. One of the guys asked me today what I'd do if he nailed me with a snowball. He was holding one in his hand. I told him I'd burn his house down with him in it and then I walked away. He dropped the snowball.

collioure
collioure

@fitty_three @collioure 

You can point out whatever you want even though it's not true.  Even if it were, it would have nothing to do with what I'm posting here because what I'm posting is not discussed on Fox.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@collioure

These two comments are far too precious to poff.

Seriously, I guarantee you that these will appear tomorrow in the MMR.

I've saved it.

You are one serious case of, well...

fitty_three
fitty_three

@collioure

And you're unremarkably blind to the widespread hate based industries spawned be FOX's agitprop over Trayvon's death.

Oh, excuuuuuse me!

I'm a racist for pointing that out, huh?

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

@collioure @nflfoghorn Maybe you can be all smug in Sochaux or wherever and think Africans in that country are so much better off than AAs here.   Yeh, sleep on that.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@collioure  

I see that you haven't been able to separate something that is obviously true (his son probably would look like Trayvon) from FOX's obvious attempts to publicly tar and feather Obama.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

@collioure @nflfoghorn 

Neocons like yourself have tried to make Obama a savior, then subsequently tear him down.  Forty-three other presidents couldn't address the racial divide either.  The blah one, however, has the extra burden to be SuperNegro - rescuer of ALL Americans!

You didn't read my post.  So you chose not to understand.

And you're being deliberately obtuse to boot.


I urge you to listen to the podcast.  The people interviewed don't sound AA to me.

notsacredh
notsacredh

@nflfoghorn, I was at the store a couple of days ago and a black guy behind me said he hated that white stuff (it was snowing). I said I was so sick of white that I was starting to hate white people too just because they were white. We had a good laugh.

notsacredh
notsacredh

@nflfoghorn, you'd think that with that many shots getting fired up, at least ONE player on defense would at least accidentally get his hand between the ball and the rim!

notsacredh
notsacredh

@nflfoghorn, the west had won the last three and I thought they'd kill the east this year.

notsacredh
notsacredh

@nflfoghorn, let me tell you how bad things are going before I hit the shower. I've been setting a friend up with small bets I think I'll lose because I want to nail him with a couple of big ones in November. I bet him him on the NBA All-Star game last night. I gave him the west and 4 points. He owes me $25. I can't even lose the bets I want to.

notsacredh
notsacredh

@nflfoghorn, what are they? The roads have been so bad that even they're staying out of sight.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

@sacredh @nflfoghorn Automobiles are of the debbil  ; )
  And you haveta put this firewater in it to keep it moving.

notsacredh
notsacredh

@fitty_three, if I saw a unicorn now, I'd pull a Voldemort and drink it's blood. I need SUNSHINE!!!!

fitty_three
fitty_three

@sacredh  

Good weather.  I guess that you get rainbows and unicorns use those as bridges.

notsacredh
notsacredh

@fitty_three, by good stuff, do you mean the ice mixed in with the snow or the unicorns and rainbows?

fitty_three
fitty_three

@sacredh  

When is the good stuff coming?  Is the Incompetent Community Organizer lying again?

notsacredh
notsacredh

@fitty_three, I really wish you could send us some too. It's starting to snow again and we're in for a bad one tonight.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@sacredh

I really wish I could send you some if this sunshine. It's three something pm and we have sunshine and 50 degrees.

There's another storm on the way, though.

notsacredh
notsacredh

@fitty_three, everyone is worn out. We're still joking with each other, but there's an edge to it now that wasn't there just a couple of months ago. This has been the never-ending winter of our discontent.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@sacredh 

I take it that you didn't go tell Obama to fix it like they assumed you would, right?