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Contextual Ad Placement for the Win!

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Funny.

I wish those fast food workers the very best.
peace, kp

Want to know how badly Rand Paul wants to be president? This bad:

So Much for “Non-Interventionism” (per a report from the Weekly Standard):

Kentucky senator Rand Paul tells the AP that he would seek to “destroy ISIS militarily” if he were president:
“Speaking to a ballroom later, some of the loudest applause for Paul came when he quipped: ‘If the president has no strategy, maybe it’s time for a new president.’

“In an emailed comment, however, Paul elaborated by saying: ‘If I were President, I would call a joint session of Congress. I would lay out the reasoning of why ISIS is a threat to our national security and seek congressional authorization to destroy ISIS militarily.’

Paul had recently expressed ambivalence about U.S. military action against the Islamist terrorists who are building a state in Iraq and Syria. “I have mixed feelings about it,” Paul said of U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in early August. ‘I’m not saying I’m completely opposed to helping with arms or maybe even bombing,” he added.




http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/rand-paul-supports-us-war-middle-east-destroy-isis_804282.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed#.VAYX4HvNZQw.twitter

LOL: Gov Christie: Putin Wouldn't Dare Treat ME The Way Putin Treats Obama.

September 2, 2014, 4:58 PM EDT 26 views

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) reportedly assured a room of GOP activists recently that Russian President Vladimir Putin wouldn't dare treat him the way Putin treats President Obama.

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He had trouble selling his audience on a tough stance, the Times reported:

According to an audio recording of the event, he said Mr. Putin had taken the measure of Mr. Obama. “I don’t believe, given who I am, that he would make the same judgment,” Mr. Christie said. “Let’s leave it at that.”

One attendee described Mr. Christie’s answer as disturbingly heavy on swagger and light on substance. Another called it “uncomfortable to watch.”


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/us/politics/chris-christies-trip-to-mexico-doubles-as-a-foreign-policy-test.html?_r=0


Girl Said Uzi Was Too Much For Her

Source: AP

PHOENIX (AP) — A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an instructor with an Uzi at an Arizona shooting range said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder, according to police reports released Tuesday.

Her family members were focused on the girl because they thought she was injured by the gun's recoil and didn't immediately realize instructor Charles Vacca had been shot until one of his colleagues ran over to him.

The family, whose hometown hasn't been revealed by investigators, had taken a shuttle on Aug. 25 from Las Vegas about 60 miles south to the Last Stop range in White Hills, Arizona.

The report did not say why the family had gone to the range or why they let the girl handle the Uzi.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/apnewsbreak-girl-said-uzi-was-too-much-her

Nixon Wouldn't have Authorized Torture, Suggests John Dean

2) What did he think Cheney and Rumsfeld learned from the Watergate Scandal? His reply:

Rumsfeld and Cheney volunteered to help Nixon when he was sinking, but Nixon did not trust Rumsfeld (he didn’t know Cheney). Needless to say, it is pure speculation as to what Rummy and Dick “learned” from Watergate. I gave my views on the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld presidency in “Worse Than Watergate,” explaining how they imposed secrecy way beyond Nixon. This was how they got away with blatant violations of law that make Watergate look like little league. I am not sure that Richard Nixon in one of his darkest moods would have authorized torture!


That last sentence surprised me. So I asked for more insight.

What would Nixon’s reasons have been for not torturing people? Was he close enough to WWII and the Nuremberg trials to remember war crimes? Was it about American ideals? Religious ideals? Did he not have a John Yoo writing legal memos for him?

John Dean August 30th, 2014 at 4:58 pm
In response to spocko @ 114 (show text)

Nixon served in the South Pacific during WWII, and was familiar with the horrors of Japanese torture, so I cannot believe he would have lowered the USA to tolerate such horrific behavior. With foreign policy, Nixon seemed to understand what today we call “blow-back” and that by our engaging in torture he would expose Americans soldiers (if not all Americans) to torture, just as we are seeing with Americans being captured by ISIL. Bush/Cheney have subjected any and every American kidnapped or captured to torture by the likes of ISIL. It is a decision that is going to haunt us and the world for untold decades.




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http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/09/nixon-wouldnt-have-authorized-torture.html

Duck Dynasty Patriarch: 'I'm As Much Of A Homophobe As Jesus Was'

Robertson was criticized after he denounced homosexuality as a sin in a GQ article that was published in December. In his interview with the ABC program, Robertson explained his comments.

"The only place I know of that I could have gone to answer that question would be a Bible," Robertson said. "The dictionary wouldn’t have explained it. An encyclopedia wouldn’t have explained it, whether it was a sin or not. So I went to the only source I had to answer his question."

Robertson balked when GMA's Ryan Owens asked him whether he considered himself a homophobe.

"I’m as much of a homophobe as Jesus was," Robertson said. "People who are participating in homosexual behavior, they need to know that I love them."


http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/phil-robertson-duck-dynasty-homophobe-jesus
http://www.inquisitr.com/1425013/duck-dynasty-cancelled-willie-robertson-talks-ratings-drop-duck-commander-plans/

"My name is David (Koch), and I'm here to save your beer."

Exclusive: Secret new tape exposes Kochs’ ludicrous strategy to win over America
Takeaway from secret panel on outreach to women, Latinos and youth? Dems should fear Koch money, but not messaging


We actually did an experiment where we use technology on Twitter. We wanted to — overall we wanted to know what do young people care about? How do they form their communities online? And so we did a really intense analysis of their Twitter streams. We found out that craft breweries and craft beer were actually the largest cultural segment in North Carolina. So we set about to talk about craft breweries because it’s what they care about, so we care about it.


much more:
http://www.salon.com/2014/09/02/exclusive_%E2%80%9Cyoung_people_like_beer%E2%80%9D_and_other_wisdom_from_the_kochs%E2%80%99_activist_network/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

It's hard to take nude celebrity pic articles seriously when Sidebar is filled with side boobs, etc.

It’s really hard to take this article seriously when the sidebar contains links to an article about the history of Victoria’s Secret catalogues and an article about women in American flag bikinis. I doubt we’re going to find a solution to the problem of this sense of male entitlement until we’re at least able to discuss the fact that a good chunk of the articles in this magazine contribute to that sense of entitlement.

from the comment section:
http://www.esquire.com/blogs/news/its-not-just-a-piece-of-her-body

Canadian Envoys to NATO Try a Little Twitter/Onion-style diplomacy:


Canada at NATO ✔ @CanadaNATO
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Geography can be tough. Here’s a guide for Russian soldiers who keep getting lost & ‘accidentally’ entering #Ukraine
8:27 AM - 27 Aug 2014 Canada in Ukraine

Want a private meeting with Ted Cruz? Write a check.

Top Republicans have taken notice: Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.) and Florida Gov. Rick Scott have paid him personal visits this year, he noted proudly.

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“You have to realize, when you start contributing to all these guys, they give you access to meet them and talk about your issues,” said Sabin, who has given away more than $177,000. “They know that I’m a big supporter.”

Sabin and other wealthy political contributors have more access than ever to candidates since the ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. More than 300 donors have seized the opportunity, writing checks at such a furious pace that they have exceeded the old limit of $123,200 for this election cycle, according to campaign finance data provided by the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan research organization.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/wealthy-political-donors-seize-on-new-latitude-to-give-to-unlimited-candidates/2014/09/01/d94aeefa-2f8c-11e4-bb9b-997ae96fad33_story.html
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/02/1326500/-Want-a-private-meeting-with-Ted-Cruz-Write-a-nbsp-check
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