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House of Cards

Just finished the first episode. Will there be any sympathetic characters? Don't get me wrong. It is a hell of a show. But everybody is such an SOB and remind me of why I quit the political consulting biz and started teaching. I like the teachers union guy, but so far he is peripheral.
Posted by arely staircase | Sun Oct 6, 2013, 06:01 PM (9 replies)

Fuck You Die in a Fire: Bill Maher on internet hate

funny shit

Posted by arely staircase | Sun Oct 6, 2013, 10:35 AM (12 replies)

time speeds up

day then another day
and then another year

Christmas with your family, or not
then all of sudden
its that same time again

when you were a kid
a year took forever
and you couldn't wait

not now
fast forward
rewind
Posted by arely staircase | Sun Oct 6, 2013, 12:14 AM (18 replies)

What I really like about this

other than the fact that some seriously fucked up killers are no longer at large is the fact this president seems to understand that the AQ threat is a loosely affiliated group of assholes who do horrible things like 9/11 or the Nairobe mall killings and not an excuse to invade entire nation states and "roll them all up, involved or not" as Dick Cheney declared.

I think the drone program is part of that shift in strategy as well, but not as smart of one as these targeted capture/kill missions against terrorist assholes. I would guess many of the drone strikes were successful in taking out real bad guys, but were probably overused. Either way they were still preferable to the Cheney doctrine of outright imperialism leading to quagmire,
Posted by arely staircase | Sat Oct 5, 2013, 09:15 PM (1 replies)

SEALs Capture (or kill) Leader of Militant Group Tied to Nairobi Mall Attack, also take down Qaeda

leader in Libya

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy SEAL team seized a senior leader of the al Shabaab militant group from a seaside villa in Somalia on Saturday in response to a deadly attack on a Nairobi shopping mall last month, the New York Times quoted U.S. officials as saying.

The SEAL team seized the unidentified target in a predawn firefight after approaching the beachfront house in the Somali town of Barawe by sea, the paper reported on its website

"The Barawe raid was planned a week and a half ago," the newspaper quoted an unnamed U.S. security official as saying. "It was prompted by the Westgate attack," he added, referring to a militant assault on a Nairobi shopping mall two weeks ago in which at least 67 people were killed.

http://news.yahoo.com/u-commandos-seize-al-shabaab-leader-nairobi-attack-211536128.html

edited to add:

A short time later, sources said that U.S. forces also had captured Anas al Libi, a longtime al Qaeda member, near Tripoli, Libya. Al Libi, whose real name is Nazih Abdul-Hamed Nabih al-Ruqai'I, has been wanted for more than a decade by the U.S. and has a $5 million reward on his head."

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/05/20833640-two-raids-in-two-countries-net-two-of-the-worlds-most-wanted-terrorists?lite
Posted by arely staircase | Sat Oct 5, 2013, 05:05 PM (48 replies)

OK so now somebody set themselves on fire in a DC park.

The navy base shooting, the woman in the car with the baby and now this are like the opening scenes of some Manchurian Candidate-like movie. No link yet, but CNN reporting.
Posted by arely staircase | Fri Oct 4, 2013, 04:21 PM (7 replies)

today our hr dept. sent out a notice

Saying the ACA requires everyone to have health insurance and an explanation of how to get help if you cant afford it. Ted Cruz can shit and piss himself in public while reading children's books until Jesus returns. But guess what? This is real. We did it!



Posted by arely staircase | Thu Sep 26, 2013, 04:45 PM (40 replies)

forget the issue itself. ted cruz spent 21 hours railing against something

presumably pissing and shitting in a diaper only to turn around and vote for that something. That is crazy with a capital K. That isnt Rand Paul my ideas are crazy. That is crazy crazy. I have a theory he is actually some Greenwich Village performance artist painting his masterpiece.
Posted by arely staircase | Wed Sep 25, 2013, 05:19 PM (0 replies)

The GOP's existential threat: Texas Democrats fired up and organizing on a level like never before

I just got back from a tri- county meeting where we signed up activists where we haven't had precinct chairs in 20 years. We are getting our data together and our asses in gear. As Paul Begala said texas is not a red state. It is a non voting state. We are changing that precinct by precinct. And when Texas Turns blue you will not see a Republican president for a generation.

Viva Wendy
Posted by arely staircase | Sun Sep 22, 2013, 03:21 PM (88 replies)

town fights white supremacy takover

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/north-dakota-town-combats-white-supremacist-takeover-with-legal-defense-fund
Posted by arely staircase | Thu Sep 19, 2013, 08:26 PM (0 replies)
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