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Netanyahu sounds like he's running for sheriff in Alabama

This on Netanyahu's Facebook page:

"Right-wing government is in danger. Arab voters voting in droves. Left-wing NGOs are bussing them in."


must be ACORN?

Likud is troubled over high voter turnout in Arab community. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently uploaded a video to his Facebook page in which he said: “The right-wing government is in danger. Arab voters are coming out in droves to the polls. Left-wing organizations are bussing them out. We have no V15 (an anti-Netanyahu group allegedly promoted by the US], we have Order 8

Clint Eastwood: American Sniper and I are anti-war

Clint Eastwood: American Sniper and I are anti-war
Director of massively successful Iraq war movie American Sniper says ‘I was not a big fan of going to war in Iraq or Afghanistan’

He said that he himself was also opposed to war:

I’ve done war movies because they’re always loaded with drama and conflict. But as far as actual participation … it’s one of those things that should be done with a lot of thought, if it needs to be done. Self-protection is a very important thing for nations, but I just don’t like to see it. I was not a big fan of going to war in Iraq or Afghanistan, for several reasons, several practical reasons. One, Afghanistan, the British had never been successful there; the Russians had 10 years there and hadn’t been successful … Iraq, I know, was a different deal, because there was a lot of intelligence that told us that bad things could happen there, and we’re never sure how that ended up, whether it was pro or con. But I tend to err on the side of less is best.

More Buts:

If You Own a Pitchfork, You Will Grab It When You See This Chart

This statistic provides a pretty compelling snapshot of the severity of our income gap: In 2014, Wall Street's bonus pool was roughly double the combined earnings of all Americans working full-time jobs at minimum wage.

That sobering tidbit came from a new Institute for Policy Studies report by Sarah Anderson, who looked at new figures from the New York State Comptroller and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average bonus for one of New York City's 167,800 employees in the securities industry came out to $172,860—on top of an average salary of nearly $200,000. On the other side of the equation were about one million people working full time at the federal minimum wage of $7.25.


Obama: It's 'Disturbing' That A Climate Change Denier Chairs Senate Environmental Committee

President Obama Speaks with VICE News
March 16, 2015 | 1:20 pm
VICE founder Shane Smith interviews President Barack Obama, discussing a host of issues important to Americans, from foreign policy and marijuana legalization to global warming and political gridlock.

President Barack Obama told Vice News in an interview released on Monday that it was "disturbing" that the chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works denied the existence of climate change.

Obama was referring to Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), who threw a snowball on the Senate floor earlier this month to help make his case that climate change isn't real. Even though Inhofe cited record low temperatures across the country as evidence that climate change was overplayed, the country has actually been experiencing a warmer than average winter.

"That's disturbing," Obama said when Vice's Shane Smith pointed out that the stunt would have been funny if it weren't for Inhofe's chairmanship.


Rude Pundit: "This Is The New Demi-God Of The GOP? -The Bar Is So Low-Any Rat Can Crawl Over It"

Proudly lowering the level of political discourse


Five Annoying Things About Sen. Tom Cotton's Appearance on Face the Nation


1. He kept putting himself before anyone else in how he spoke. Multiple times, he explained things with "I and..." For instance, "I and 46 other senators are focused on stopping Iran from getting a nuclear weapon." Not the significantly less awkward "46 other senators and I," oh, no, not for this Ivy League puke. He comes first, bitches.

2. He's a smug little fuck because he tried to pretend that the pissy 47 were actually teaching Iran's leaders some kind of great and grand lesson in constitutional democracy. Everything wrong with the letter on that level was revealed when Cotton said, "hat we did was to send a clear message to a dictatorial regime." Motherfucker, what part of "dictatorial" don't you understand? 'Cause, see, one of the things about dictators is they don't give a shit about how great your form of government is. If they did, well, hell, they're dictators. They could just proclaim that's the new way shit will be done in the country.

3. He has no answer other than obstruction. When Schieffer asked a perfectly logical, oughta-be-easy question, about what his big plans are if no deal is made with Iran, Cotton didn't even try to address it. "Well, as Prime Minister Netanyahu said, the alternative to a bad deal is a better deal," he said. What is that "better deal"? Fuck you. That's the better deal. And we should listen to Israel's leader instead of ours? Okay, man, but you better shut your Ozark meth whore mouth if a Democrat ever says, "Well, as Sweden's Prime Minister said" when a Republican is president.

4. "The Islamic Revolution of Iran has been killing Americans, hundreds of Americans, for 35 years in Iraq and Lebanon and Saudi Arabia," Cotton explained. First of all, who the fuck is "the Islamic Revolution"? Is he talking about what happened in 1979? But that was over and done. It'd be like saying that the American Revolution is responsible for the Vietnam War.


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White House office to delete its FOIA regulations

Source: USA Today

White House office to delete its FOIA regulations
Gregory Korte, USA TODAY 3:21 p.m. EDT March 16, 2015

WASHINGTON — The White House is removing a federal regulation that subjects its Office of Administration to the Freedom of Information Act, making official a policy under Presidents Bush and Obama to reject all requests for records to that office.

The White House said the clean-up of FOIA regulations is consistent with court rulings that hold that the office is not subject to the transparency law. The office handles, among other things, White House record-keeping duties like the archiving of e-mails.

But the timing of the move raised eyebrows among transparency advocates, coming on National Freedom of Information Day and during a national debate over the preservation of Obama administration records. It's also Sunshine Week, an effort by news organizations and watchdog groups to highlight issues of government transparency.

"The irony of this being Sunshine Week is not lost on me," said Anne Weismann of the liberal Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW.

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/03/16/white-house-foia-regulations-deleted/24844253/

The Elephants Are Right!

I am pissed - Where's the green peppers?

ByBRENDAN JAMESPublishedMARCH 16, 2015, 2:30 PM EDT

The Economist magazine faced ridicule on Monday after it revealed its cover for an issue focusing on America's Latino population: an American flag fashioned out of chili peppers.

"A special report on America's Latinos," the cover read.

The thinking man's weekly tweeted the issue's cover on Thursday, adding the text, "This week's cover: Firing up America."

But the backlash didn't bubble up until Monday morning. Several people faulted the cover as cringeworthy; Vox Media went so far as to call it "embarrassingly racist."

no me gusta:

Fox News host Andrea Tantaros: Snow days are a liberal plot to strip schools of religious holidays

Fox News host Andrea Tantaros: Snow days are a liberal plot to strip schools of religious holidays

On Monday’s edition of Outnumbered, Fox News host Jedediah Bila argued that schools should start earlier to “avoid angering this religious group or that religious group, and let everyone have their religious holiday.”

But Duffy said that there was something more sinister going on.

“That makes too much sense,” the Wisconsin Republican quipped. “Don’t let any good crisis go to waste, and if you want to take religion out of the public square, look at Boston and look at all the snow and say, ‘What a great reason now, we can take these religious holidays out of our school system.’”

“It’s using the crisis to the liberal benefit,” he added.

Tantaros agreed: “I think the congressman hit the nail on the head. This is what happens when liberal academic Boston meets ethnic Boston.”


CBS' Schieffer To Tom Cotton: Will You Write A Letter To N. Korea Too?

At one point, Schieffer asked the senator why he hadn't reached out to the U.S.' other nuclear adversaries, too.

"Senator, are you planning to contact any other of our adversaries around the country?" Schieffer asked. "For example, are you planning to check with the North Koreans to make sure that they know that any deal has to be approved by the Congress?"

Cotton smiled when Schieffer brought up North Korea.

“Right now I and most every other senator is focused on stopping Iran from getting a nuclear weapon,” he responded. “That’s why it’s so important that we communicated this message straight to Iran, because they’re not hearing it from Geneva.”

Cotton returned to the matter of North Korea later in the interview. He echoed an argument former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney made in a recent op-ed on Iran: prior deals with the North Koreans failed to stop them from developing a nuclear bomb, so a deal with Iran wouldn't likely hold up, either.

"Now the world has to live with the consequences of a nuclear North Korea," Cotton said. "I don't want the world to live with the consequences of a nuclear Iran."

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