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I wonder if Kassig refused to read ISIS propaganda statement before his murder.

That would explain its absence. Just speculation. But can you imagine the strength that would take, given what these hostages have been subjected to according to other hostages who have been released?
Posted by arely staircase | Mon Nov 17, 2014, 07:26 AM (4 replies)

Some people are obsessed with HRC

Karl Rove has been for years now. The thought of her candidacy drives him nuts. I had forgotten how much the Clintons get under the right people's skin. Go Hillary!
Posted by arely staircase | Sat Nov 15, 2014, 05:49 AM (74 replies)

Collection of Polling for the 2016 primary. Clinton waaaay out front in all polls.

Sanders 1%.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationwide_opinion_polling_for_the_Democratic_Party_2016_presidential_primaries

Posted by arely staircase | Thu Nov 13, 2014, 06:08 PM (10 replies)

here is some ACA irony for you.

I figure the success of the Kentucky exchange makes Turtle man less likely to genuinely screw with it, it also means Turtle Man's constituency gets to keep their subsidies even if the Supremes gut the subsidies in the red states with federally run exchanges.
Posted by arely staircase | Wed Nov 12, 2014, 06:30 PM (5 replies)

hard to believe it has been eight years since this chaged everything

Wonder how meant people actually invested in it.

Posted by arely staircase | Tue Nov 11, 2014, 11:18 PM (2 replies)

anyone who says my "tribalism" has overcome my "moral compass" has pretty much lost my attention

Fuck this guy. His assessment sucks. You asked.
Posted by arely staircase | Tue Nov 11, 2014, 09:12 PM (5 replies)

the horror

Iguala police fired on the students in two incidents, killing six people. Officers then allegedly turned over 43 arrested students to a local drug gang. Murillo Karam said members of the gang confessed to killing the students before burning their bodies and tossing the ashes and bone fragments into a river.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/frustration-boils-over-in-mexico-amid-news-missing-students-are-dead/
Posted by arely staircase | Tue Nov 11, 2014, 08:32 PM (1 replies)

pope demotes outspoken conservative american cardinal

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/pope-demotes-outspoken-american-conservative-cardinal/ar-AA78KoQ?ocid=iehp


At a meeting of bishops from around the world last month, Burke was the flag-bearer for conservatives opposed to the Church adopting a more welcoming attitude towards homosexuals.

Burke has publicly clashed with the pope several times since the Argentine pontiff's election in 2013 and Vatican sources have said the pope saw Burke's outspokenness as part of the so-called "culture wars" among Catholics that he wants to avoid.

During the synod, Burke assailed German Cardinal Walter Kasper, who had argued that the Church should modify teachings that ban Catholics who have divorced and then remarried in civil services from receiving communion.
Posted by arely staircase | Sun Nov 9, 2014, 01:02 PM (17 replies)

reality tv reaches some new level of something


a filmmaker and naturalist, built a custom snake-proof suit so he could be devoured by an anaconda for a Discovery Channel television special. A YouTube promo for the Dec. 7 special titled, predictably, "Eaten Alive" shows Rosolie stalking an anaconda, otherwise minding its own business, before it presumably attacks


http://www.chron.com/entertainment/movies-tv/article/Man-to-be-eaten-by-anaconda-during-Discovery-5876391.php
Posted by arely staircase | Sat Nov 8, 2014, 02:30 PM (17 replies)

idea for fighting income inequality

What about a law that requires CEOs who raise their salaries to raise their frontline workers by the same percentage. So when the fat cats raise the salary from 10 million to 30 million, his ten dollar an hour employee's pay gos to 30.

Just a thought.
Posted by arely staircase | Thu Nov 6, 2014, 01:37 PM (2 replies)
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