Only one Iowan showed up to a Rick Santorum campaign stop Monday.
Santorum quickly sat down to lunch at Darrell’s Place in Hamlin, Iowa, with her, The Des Moines Register reported.
Mike Huckabee wants to give us an important lesson about sinfulness and forgiveness. (I’ve added some missing adjectives for clarification.)
Good [i.e., white Christian heterosexual] people do regrettable and even disgusting things. … The reason that the law protects disclosure of many actions on the part of a [white Christian heterosexual] minor is that the society has traditionally understood something that today’s blood-thirsty media does not understand—that being a [white Christian heterosexual] minor means that one’s judgement is not mature. … They are no more perfect a family than any family, but their Christian witness is not marred in our eyes because following Christ is not a declaration of our perfection, but of HIS perfection.
He also has other things to say:
Huckabee … slammed President Barack Obama for inviting “some of these thugs and rioters and mob members … to sit down and have a conversation” at the White House, a reference to meetings the President held with young activists and community leaders, among others, this week.
“When people are breaking the law, they don’t get an invitation to the White House. They ought to be getting an invitation to the big house,” he said.
Do you see the difference between thugs and good families now?
If the election were held today …
The tweets were simultaneously disturbing and hilarious.
"We are going to roll this dice 8 times. Every time your number comes up, in pretend your condom failed and you get a paper baby." JESUS!!!
Paper babies are being handed out to EVERYONE. They have ALL HAD CONDOM FAILURE AND THE WHOLE CLASS IS PREGNANT.
Here's the local paper shaming me for outing yesterday's bs. http://t.co/sw1JyTLb6V
A disturbed Canadian man wants to try to get into the White House, according to reports.
The man, who was born in Calgary before drifting to Texas, has been spotted in Washington, D.C. in recent years exhibiting erratic behavior, sources said.
The Central Intelligence Agency, working with American troops during the occupation of Iraq, repeatedly purchased nerve-agent rockets from a secretive Iraqi seller, part of a previously undisclosed effort to ensure that old chemical weapons remaining in Iraq did not fall into the hands of terrorists or militant groups, according to current and former American officials.
Of course these were not the weapons being made on the famous mobile labs that Powell talked about. Still, it clearly was not true that Iraq had no chemical weapons.
10. Listicles destroy the narrative imagination and subtract the sublimity from your gaze.
9. The numerosities of nature never equal the numerosity of human fingers.
From the 1937 FBI memorandum on “Communist Infiltration of the Motion Picture Industry”:
“With regard to the picture ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’, [REDACTED] stated in substance that the film represented a rather obvious attempt to discredit bankers by casting Lionel Barrymore as a ‘scrooge-type’ so that he would be the most hated man in the picture. This, according to these sources, is a common trick used by Communists.
In addition, [REDACTED] stated that, in his opinion, this picture deliberately maligned the upper class, attempting to show the people who had money were mean and despicable characters.
The irony here is that a real Communist would never say that the problem is with the bad behavior of some bankers, as if the problem could be fixed with more regulation or better business ethics. To blame the individual bad actor is part of the capitalist ideology.
To his supporters, Snowden is a heroic whistleblower. To his critics, he is a “grandiose narcissist,” “a paranoid libertarian,” or perhaps Putin’s useful idiot. Despite Poitras’ best efforts, the movie confirms the views of his critics.
Transparency and the need for public debate are his battle-cry. But early in the film, he explains that his decision to begin leaking was motivated by his opposition to drone strikes. … [C]iting his opposition to a widely debated policy as his motivation for increasing transparency is, well, odd. But it’s also illustrative. Snowden’s leaks aren’t primarily aimed at returning transparency or triggering a public debate; they are about creating his preferred policy outcomes, outcomes that usually involve a weaker state.
I believe the general point applies to “journalist” Greenwald as well.