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Charles Krauthammer keeps his Pulitzer Prize on the bathroom shelf. He won it for his enthusiasms in the category of political commentary. On either side of the reflex to put a coaster under his whiskey tumbler, though, there’s not yet much room for human decency.

Moral clarity in Gaza
By Charles Krauthammer • July 17 at 5:35 PM

Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges, so-called roof knocking.

I want you to tell me how I could mount a military campaign where I ‘knock’ on houses, say here in Los Angeles, in South Central for example, then blow them all to fucking bits and still be seen as a good guy. Please, tell me. How can anyone wipe out entire neighborhoods – residents included [300 and counting] – and be called a decent human being?

The Israelis luxuriate in these paltry table manners because they’re drama queens, and Charles couldn’t be more taken. They consider themselves to be more civilized than the mangy animals who fire rockets across their borders, even though any attack has about a 1 in 100 chance of killing civilians. Our fast friends are nowhere near as savage and stupid as that – every missile they launch is ten times more powerful than any Katyusha, and 99 out of 100 times civilian casualties result. And if that seems depraved and one-sided, especially as far as drama goes, let’s admit that Joan Crawford wasn’t much for sharing the spotlight.

“Here’s the difference between us,” explains the Israeli prime minister.

Earth is chock-full of prime ministers, incidentally. And you could pretty much use any one of them as a reference guide for moral clarity, know what I mean? I would be quick to hold one up as an example of universal decency, particularly during wartime.

“We’re using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they’re using their civilians to protect their missiles.”

The Israel Space Agency was founded in 1983. The Palestinians haven’t yet launched a single satellite – and that’s not just a shocking fact, that’s a confession of character.

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And the missile’s pinkie was pointed at the clear blue sky…

blood reign o'er thee, israel

You’d think that someone who was once captured and tortured by enemy forces would be scarred by war. You’d think he’d be wary of state-sponsored violence. You’d think he’d be the last person to want to subject innocent civilians to such horrors, but John McCain is nothing if not a maverick.

Sen. John McCain praised Israel on Sunday for what he called restraint in its response to renewed violence in the Gaza conflict.

“The restraint of the Israelis, in my view, is admirable,” the Arizona Republican said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

I’ve never heard anyone call an air-to-surface missile ‘restrained.’ Did it take care not to fly over finishing schools and dance studios? Were its circuits pre-set to ‘continental’? Or ‘cosmopolitan’?

The death toll from Israel’s air attack on the Gaza Strip is continuing to rise with over 120 Palestinians dead. Israel says it wants to put an end to Hamas firing rockets at its citizens. No Israelis have been killed although eight were injured including one seriously when a rocket hit a petrol station in Ashdod.

How do you know you’ve been killed by a polite missile? It holds the roof open for your soul. After you, thank you, you’re too kind.

“Because there haven’t been more Israelis casualties isn’t because Hamas, a terrorist organization, hasn’t tried,” McCain said. “They are indiscriminately targeting civilians, while the Israelis are going so far as warning the people in Gaza on the pending strikes. There’s a dramatic difference.”

There’s a dramatic difference in formalities. That’s true.

Who knows who lived in the two first-floor apartments above a home for eight disabled adults in a neighbourhood of eastern Gaza? Perhaps, as a neighbour suggests, one was a militant with Islamic Jihad who lived there with his family. But the neighbour says he is not sure. What is certain is that the occupant was absent early on Saturday when two Israeli drones “knocked on his roof” – firing warning shots to encourage civilians to vacate the building prior to a strike.

A few minutes later, an Israeli warplane fired a missile into the house. But it did not detonate on the first floor. Instead, it smashed through to the ground floor, where the explosion ripped through the room where five of the disabled people were sleeping, killing two and injuring the others.

A neighbour found one of the dead after he noticed flies buzzing around where she was buried. “A body! A body!” the man shouted. Gingerly he lifted the piece of concrete concealing a curly head of hair, face down in the debris.

Atef Abed, a supervisor with the private charity that runs the home, recognised Suha Abu Saada, 47, as her body was dug out of the rubble, one of her legs missing.

Can’t blame the Israelis for that. They warned the building, ergo the charity for the disabled. ‘You’re about to be blown to smithereens,’ they said, in rooftop missile drone-ese, which is how one demonstrates McCain-pleasing restraint. It’s not exactly the sort of restraint shown by not-blowing-up a bunch of cripples in the middle of the night, but it’s better than nothing. So if you’re a Palestinian paraplegic and you can’t crawl into your wheelchair at 4:30 in the morning to roll yourself out of way of a chivalrous airstrike, it’s your own fault. Nobody will ever want you for a Bridge partner, that’s for sure. Cucumber sandwich?

The number of dead in Gaza reached at least 159, Palestinian medical sources said, the majority of whom were civilians, according to the United Nations agency for humanitarian affairs. More than 1,000 people have been wounded…

The rising death toll has sparked international concern over the proportionality of Israel’s response to rocket fire from Gaza. The rockets have struck deeper into Israel than in past conflicts, but have caused only one serious civilian injury. There have been no Israeli deaths as a direct result of a rocket strike.

Oh heavens now it’s 159 to zero. Mercy rule?

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Children of The Maize

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I’m having a hard time deciding how terrified of the migrant border children I should be.

Should I be piss-my-pants and shriek-like-a-howler-monkey scared? Or should I be ran-into-tipsy-Michele-Bachmann-at-Trader-Vic’s-then-she-put-her-tongue-in-my-ear-I-can-still-feel-it-in-there hysterical? I mean look at this:

As a physician for over 30 years, I am well aware of the dangers infectious diseases pose. In fact, infection diseases remain in the top 10 causes of death in the United States…

As such, reports of illegal migrants carrying deadly diseases such as swine flu, dengue fever, Ebola virus and tuberculosis are particularly concerning.

You can just imagine all those eight year-olds who have spent time in a Moscow prison for smuggling Siamese heroin out of Sierra Leone. And of course every one of them wants to come here, across the Sonoran desert in the summertime, just so they can get a free bowl of soup and the promise of a postal route in Murrieta ten years from now. BEWARE. This is how the bowel-eviscerating plague of dengue ebolulosis – and Freedom – spreads, people.

On the “Fox & Friends” program, Gov. Rick Perry bemoaned record-high apprehensions of individuals not from Mexico near the nation’s southern border. Perry then said: “These are people that are coming from states like Syria that have substantial connections back to terrorist regimes and terrorist operations.”

Frankly I’d rather have a few Syrian children hanging around here, lighting off a few firecrackers, than have them taking those long-study courses in bomb-making and mayhem they teach in war-torn countries. But then:

…we rated as Half True a softer statement by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, that in the first 19 months of Barack Obama’s presidency, the U.S. detained people from nations designated as state sponsors of terrorism on the southwestern border.

While nearly everyone detained near the border was a Mexican national, Cornyn showed that in the cited period, there were 153 apprehensions of Cubans, 17 of Iranians, seven of Sudanese and two of Syrians.

When only two Syrians are nabbed at the Texas border over a year-and-a-half, you know what this means. Many more surely must have gotten through. The real number is probably in the thousands, which proves that Syrians are the most dangerous children on Earth. They’re so good at hide n’ seek their parents can’t even find them.

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Dick Cheney has a hard-on for ISIS but I sadly do not

blood reign o'er thee

Noise next door, shut the hell up. I’m out of milk. I get annoyed on Saturday mornings.

The Truth About Iraq
And why it matters
The Weekly Standard • Jul 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 42

Someone wants to tell me a delightful story. I’m not in the mood to hear it.


Why if it isn’t thee Mr. and Mrs. Bollocks, how revolting.

The larger war, of which the liberation of Iraq was part, is still ongoing. Winning it requires that we understand the truth about the liberation of Iraq, the challenges America faced in the aftermath of the invasion, how we overcame them with the 2007-08 surge, how we defeated Al Qaeda in Iraq and established a stable, functioning nation allied with America in the heart of the Middle East.

Listening to the Martial Twins you’d think we’d been fighting for the survival of the United States all this time, and in 2008 we had the battle won. Then someone came along and threw our country to the jackals of ISIS, ergo Hello Kitty ipso facto Fallujah. The only terrorists I’ve been troubled by were the ones Dick Cheney all but escorted onto planes back in 2001. They killed .0001% of us, and that wasn’t much of a threat to the country, for sure, but it sure made me sick.

Reality intrudes upon a farce. It wasn’t until the adoring fascists raised Dick Cheney in a sedan chair and returned him to Satan’s lanai that anyone laid a glove on Osama bin Laden. It wasn’t until Dick settled back into his familiar environs, with a 199-inch big screen television playing Fox News, and a kitchen larder fairly full of the Iraqi children he slaughtered, the faces of which he peels and eats like so many artichoke leaves, that al Qaeda really suffered for what they did. That’s when Barack Obama began killing the people Dick Cheney depended upon to sustain his earthly reputation. So now Dick wants to recruit ISIS – and you, incidentally – for the same purpose, but Fuck You.

Those who say the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was a mistake are essentially saying we would be better off if Saddam Hussein were still in power. That’s a difficult position to sustain. It is undisputed, and has been confirmed repeatedly in Iraqi government documents captured after the invasion, that Saddam had deep, longstanding, far-reaching relationships with terrorist organizations, including al Qaeda and its affiliates.

9/11 Commission member Warren Bass:

Early in its best-selling final report, the independent, bipartisan commission rendered a judgment on Osama bin Laden’s relationship with Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, rooted in a rigorous review of intelligence reports, that differs flatly from the Cheneys’ view: “The reports describe friendly contacts and indicate some common themes in both sides’ hatred of the United States. But to date we have seen no evidence that these or the earlier contacts ever developed into a collaborative operational relationship. Nor have we seen evidence indicating that Iraq cooperated with al Qaeda in developing or carrying out any attacks against the United States.”

So Fuck Fuck You.

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The marks and scares I carry with me

C'mon help ol' Gil out here...

It’s always good to be reading the writings at Townhall.

Today is George W. Bush’s 68th birthday. A man who, according to his father, “faced the greatest challenge of any president since Abraham Lincoln.”

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, would disagree. 60 million dead people too.

Now here comes a clever typo. Put on your skepticals and see if you can spot it.

His presidency will be forever scared by the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and the Iraq War…

If I could weep with your tears, by God I would. I stand here before you, friends, on this auspicious occasion to announce the opening of the George W. Bush presidential library. Thank you, one and all. Situated beneath Crawford Texas’ biggest bed, the building was constructed on a foundation of chicken feathers and quaking Jell-O. It also features a water fountain that turns yellow on the hour, every hour, and emits a startling sound much like a London blitzkrieg siren. Admission: five dollars. Children and draft dodgers, free.

US President George W. Bush reacts as he tries to open a locked door after a news conference in Beijing

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American Exceptionalism barn raising and later pancake breakfast

muhammad ali should have me for a wang

The Fourth of July provides us an opportunity to gaze at the panorama of this big nation, and to appreciate perhaps the ongoing notion of boom. And to appreciate in addition what would be ka-boom in the realm of conservative politics, the notion of American Exceptionalism. Not that I know what that is.

I’m fairly sure it’s more cliché than concept. Like a product endorsement, or a commercial tagline. Like Fox News’ ‘Fair and Balanced’, or Charmin’s ‘Strength and Softness.’ It’s not meant to be measured against or attained, it’s meant to be cast as ornament, like tinsel on a Christmas tree. Although when used as a ‘concept’ it can tease the idea of America! out of an argument – and maybe it is primarily a thought, I don’t know – but that’s some highfalootin’ Charles Krauthammer shit right there. It also works pretty good as a suggestion to your enemies that America Is My Penis. And you’re dead, fag.

Closet Gay Wuss Chris Hayes Lectures That Part Of World Cup Is ‘Accepting The Fact The U.S. Cannot Assert Its Dominance’
Pat Dollard • July 2, 2014 • Home » Politics

Pat had to crawl into MSNBC’s dustiest corner to bring you this expose’. Thankfully there’s a TV anchor and hot cameras in every room, no matter where you go.

Ugly! MSNBC’s Chris Hayes couldn’t help insulting US after World Cup loss
bizpacreview • July 2, 2014 • by Michele Kirk

While Tuesday’s World Cup match between USA and Belgium brought out patriotism in most of the country, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes couldn’t stop himself from insulting America after the tough 2-1 loss.

Hayes said, in part:

“Part of embracing a truly worldwide competition is accepting the fact the U.S. cannot simply assert its dominance. Turns out we have to play just like everybody else.”

Hayes was supposed to say America can dominate soccer any time it wants. I’m sure that would have made the returning men’s national team feel a whole lot better.

Host on non-dominant cable net: Soccer loss should prove to some that U.S. ‘can’t simply assert its dominance’
By Doug Powers • July 1, 2014 10:53 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

When seeking experts on an inability to assert dominance, turn to low-rated MSNBC — in this case one of their hosts, Chris Hayes:

While praising the huge American crowds across the country that came out to support the U.S., Hayes condemned what he called “anti-soccer trolls” whose aversion, he said, is “weirdly tied to American exceptionalism.” He then made this statement.

“Part of embracing a truly worldwide competition is accepting the fact the U.S. cannot simply assert its dominance,” Hayes said. “Turns out we have to play just like everybody else.”

After the show, one of Hayes’ straw men beat him 10 to nil in a spirited foosball match in the green room.

Hayes’ biggest lib-whacking straw man being “the U.S. cannot simply assert its dominance.” Shall we nibble the bait? Let’s put this as simply as we can: The United States can assert its dominance anytime everywhere. Never is American Exceptionalism more evident than when we fail at a game that conservatives somehow despise on principle and where we have a century-long losing record.

Doug himself is a great example of indefatigable Exceptionalism. It’s no accident he bookends everything he posts with **Written by Doug Powers**. That’s so you don’t think Michelle Malkin keeps his balls in a reliquary next to the ammo closet.

Chris Hayes: Embracing Soccer Is Accepting ‘the US Cannot Simply Assert Its Dominance’ • 1 Jul 2014 210 • post a comment

On Tuesday’s “All In” on MSNBC, host Chris Hayes reacted to the United States men’s national soccer team’s 2-1 loss to Belgium earlier in the day, which eliminated them from World Cup. But according to Hayes, that loss wasn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Hayes explained that in his view there was lesson to be learned, which was American exceptionalism and dominance weren’t factors in this competition and therefore, that’s “ultimately alright.”

Oh it’s isn’t alright. American Exceptionalism and dominance are dominant – period. So thoroughgoing and omnipotent are they that it’s becoming a hellfire miserable job having to prop them up all the time. I’m getting tired of having to remind you about this. So let’s go, heave ho, Godzilla. Tote that sparge, lift that snail.

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Wallflowers of White America

aw dude

Go figure.

A plurality of voters think Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, a new poll says.

According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, 33 percent of voters think the current president is the worst since 1945.

I see this and I scratch my head. Obama inherited a moribund economy, a massive deficit and two wars that were killing Americans at a terrifying pace. He’s done a good job getting the country out of that awful mess. So what makes him a bad president?

I think the blacks have brought on most of their present-day problems themselves… They’re attacking white people in the big cities and we’re supposed to put up with that kind of stuff, and like them, and say, “Well, come on into our neighborhood.” And how about the discussion of the black crime that goes on in this country?

So says a caller at C-SPAN. On the 50th anniversary of the enactment of 1964′s Civil Rights Act they asked viewers to share their thoughts on the historic legislation. And many of them did:

I think there is a war on white men in this country from liberal white women that claim there is a war against women. No country has ever created more things for the betterment of mankind’s living than the caucasian race that came from Europe and I’m sick and tired — as an octogenarian — hearing all this bad-mouthing of white people. [...] I think it’s time for white men to start standing up because there’s all kinds of groups for other races. And I think it’s time for white pride.

You want to talk civil rights, but what about white pride? That’s an interesting counter-point. Perhaps C-SPAN shouldn’t insult their audience by exalting something that only black people like. What about the cotton gin? How about Limp Bizkit, pal? The show could have at least greased the viewers at the top of the hour by running a clip of Courtney Cox dancing in that Springsteen video. That always warms my heart.

I’m kind of like that last guy. The white man has done more for the black man in this country — I think the black man owes the white man a thank you.

And how about a little gratitude finally? Thank You Fred Durst. Watts? Harlem, hello?

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Jonah Goldberg uses Game of Thrones to highlight Hobby Lobby case

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I have a few utterly ill-informed layman’s thoughts on the Hobby Lobby decision but they’re yet poorly cobbled together, needing a great deal of fine tuning, clarity and organization. In lieu of boring the decent readers of this internet with any of that I thought I’d turn my attention to a far finer source of trenchant legal analysis, Jonah Goldberg:

Abortion-rights protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court building on Monday holding signs that read “Birth Control: Not My Boss’s Business.”

Much to their chagrin, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito agreed in his ruling in the Hobby Lobby case.

Gee I thought the protestors didn’t want…oohhh. I get it. Touché, turtle.

Of course, that’s not how supporters of the government’s contraception mandate see it. They actually believe that birth control is their boss’s business, and they want the federal government to force employers to agree.

Good ole’ Jonah doesn’t mess around, he gets right to the flesh of the matter. Everyone knows the government can force your boss to lance the boil on your ass. That’s of course typical boss business. But that doesn’t mean the government can also force your employer to do disgusting things. They can’t make him give you contraceptives just because you managed to make sex any fun. No one gets to work both sides of a somatic-legal argument, Madame. That’s not his business. I mean it’s as if, well. Let’s see if I can put this another way…

If I like to dress up as a character from Game of Thrones on weekends, pretending to fight snow zombies and treating my mutt like she’s a mystical direwolf, that’s none of my employer’s business.

Not your employer’s business. Altogether ludicrous. Entirely very silly. That is until one of the stupid snow zombies nearly pokes your eye out, detaching a retina. Then your boss has to cancel his vacation and gallop all the way back to Mordor (sp?) to do a little eye surgery. Why? Because suddenly it’s his business.

But if I ask my employer to pay for my trip to a Game of Thrones fan convention, I am asking him to make it his business.

A trip to the Nerd Prom, overrun with savages, who shall not be denied their earthly pleasures. Wobbly swords and brittle porn are what they’re into, and for these Medievalists the Pill was invented. But let’s not forget, Gwendolyne, why Sex was invented: you having babies. And that’s what your boss is into. And do I really have to remind you that telling everybody what to do is his thing, too? That’s his business. This way the sensible argument against contraception in your health plan is made plain. And I’m relieved to know your office manager’s moral sense isn’t given over to sex and pleasure because that sort of depravity could hasten the return of some dark ages…

…that may or may not be unfair, but it’s his right.

As we can agree that Game of Thrones is quite good fun but, ultimately, not the swine flu. Well so much for my argument. It’s the greatest analogy of a Supreme Court ruling I’ve ever read.


Coming soon to a forsaken Earth near you

muslin death charge

We have news from the Finger Wagging Musselman Dog Run Nuncio:

If the Muslim sees a kaffir with nice clothes, the kaffir has to take his clothes off and give them to the Muslim. The kaffir, when he walks down the street, he has to wear a red belt around his neck, and he has to have his forehead shaved, and he has to wear two shoes that are different from one another. He [the non-believer] is not allowed to walk on the pavement, he has to walk in the middle of the road, and he has to ride a mule. They can have churches, but are not allowed to ring the bell….

We cover up all the women and put a niqab on their faces, including Queen Elizabeth and Kate Middleton as well, the whore, the fornicator.

Vox Popoli runs to the bat-phone. Look at them! Foreign ways. Bold talk. Barbecued food. This is murder.

The choice facing the West
Sunday, June 29, 2014

Islam or Christianity. Secularism is not an available option. Here is the Muslim vision for Britain under Sharia…


Christianity will survive its abandonment by Western civilization. Western civilization will not survive its abandonment of Christianity.


Barbecue Jihad


Picnic Holocaust


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Libtards, dildos and guns

you got a real purty barrel

New York based Evolve Together has taken on the task of getting Americans to be more responsible with their guns. They’ve developed and are now publicizing a “code” for gun folks – a belief system upon which simple gun safety practices can be popularized across the country. These are beliefs that responsible gun owners, the shrinking and few, already hold. So it’s nothing ‘progressive,’ or new.

The Code includes tenets such as I believe that owning a gun is a responsibility. And that gun safety is the most important part of that responsibility. I believe a gun in the wrong hands is a dangerous thing. I will be answerable for every gun I own at all times.

To that end Evolve recently recorded and posted a video relating to the ‘wrong hands’ tenet. It warns of the dangers of children getting ahold of unsecured weapons. The theme: If they find it, they’ll play with it.

I heartily endorse both the group and the ad. I also wish the good people of Evolve the very best of luck in this campaign because I know, as sensible and apolitical as they may be, that gun owners will soon find them, hate them, and bully them in a manic, senseless, and hysterical fashion. The wingnut comments on the YouTube thread are exactly what you’d expect. No one can ask an American to keep his guns out of the reach of little children because LIBERAL FUCKTARD.

That’s what the Jews thought… I’ve seldom heard a statement as stupid as guns aren’t a necessity. They are a necessity if you don’t want to get killed. So far I haven’t heard of the invention pussies such as yourself have come up with to end violence. IN FACT, crime is higher per capita in majority liberal cities than anywhere else…

Go back to playing He-Man with your dildo now sport…

This was a great PSA… Then they went and made it about guns. Seriously, using dildos as an allegory to guns is completely fucking ridiculous. Leave it about making sure you lock up your sex toys parents.

Though I’d like to know why Married Mom B leaves her toys at Married Mom A’s house… Way to push extramarital relations Bloomberg! Score 1 for polyamory. 

Humorous and thinly veiled gun control add (just like the others by this user) but also a statement of our weak society and our undisciplined children.

How about teach your kids not to touch things that don’t belong to them? Respect for rules placed? Respect for your parents room?
Sex toys, firearms, power tools, whatever.

I knew better than to be digging in my mom’s closet or dressers. Quick way to get smacked with whatever I happened to find there.

I’m sorry, children playing with rubber penises is wildly inappropriate. Reported.

Until I see any evidence to the contrary I’ll linger in the belief that our gun nuts are insane.

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The solipsism of Dick Cheney

attack of the wuss

I apologize for being absent so long. I have a job that eats up most of my time, and then there’s a freewheeling World Cup that’s amazing and brilliant. But there are also other things.

There is a former vice president who crawls out of his taxpayer subsidized transplant-ward hospital bed to remind us how trivial human life is. Other human life.

“I think we did what we had to do,” Cheney added, saying he is still not convinced Iraq didn’t have weapons of mass destruction before the 2003 invasion. “And you don’t get to go back and say, well, we would have — what if we’d ignored all the intelligence?”

If he’d ignored his own cooked-up intelligence there’d be 4,500 ghosts incarnate watching the Americans take it to Belgium on Tuesday afternoon. I’m not scared of the possibility, I welcome them all. But it’ll never happen of course. The prospect would require an apology from Dick Cheney and a time machine, and the former, as we all know, is a complete fiction. Even if he could go back, there’d be little point in it while there are still so many Americans to be burned on the bonfire of his endless desires.

“The Rand Corporation just recently published a study that shows there’s been a 58 percent increase in the number of al Qaeda-type terrorist groups in the last four years. Fifty-eight percent! Doubling the number of terrorists roughly, and they’re spreading out from West Africa all across North Africa to East Africa, up through the Middle East, all the way around to Indonesia…”

“Are you indicating that we could be on track for something worse than 9/11?” [Hasslebeck] asked…

“You know, I can’t say at this point specifically when something like that might happen. But it would be foolish of us to ignore the extent to which there are people who — terrorist-sponsoring states who have in fact tried to provide nuclear technology.”

Summer rerun. They’ll shove an atom bomb up your ass or I’m not Dick Cheney. This man has stared his own death in the face, has watched thousands die in Iraq, has been acutely aware that he’s responsible for the slaughter, and hasn’t been moved by any of it. Dick sleeps like a baby.

Which brings me to a Charles Pierce piece. He decries the rising tide of cruelty in our country, particularly as it seeps into our politics.

It does not have to be this way. After the greatest exercise of systematized cruelty in the country’s history, Abraham Lincoln gave the greatest speech ever given by an American president, and in its greatest passage, he called hold, enough.

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.

Lincoln’s second inaugural struck me. But not in the usual way, as I paid new attention to this part: “…with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right…” Lincoln tells us about managing to make good decisions: We have “to see the right.” It’s something that must be understood before it can be done. Given a complex situation the best choice isn’t the immediate impulse that comes from your gut, to be defended at all costs. Choosing right over wrong is something that needs to be worked at.

This is what Dick Cheney rejects. He is right before he can know the first thing. He is right when he invades Iraq. He is right at the same time all his predictions about the war are wrong. He is right while Americans there by the thousands are being killed. Now we’re out of Iraq and he’s right to demand we send soldiers back in, regardless of how predictably they’ll suffer and die. Right and wrong do not exist outside of Dick Cheney, and these things never will.

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So much for that amazing historic World Cup win…


39 seconds.

Michael Bradley has got this
That’s all that was left in the game. 39 seconds and the U.S. would beat Portugal, the 4th best team in the world. America would become the first team to advance from 2014′s Group of Death…

But no.

Remember: It is not appropriate to kill him. America doesn’t love soccer that much. Please adjust your broken heartedness/playerhate accordingly.

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