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So without further ado, here’s what we’re reading Thursday August 22, 2013.
A White House spokesman makes jokes when asked about violence being perpetrated against Christians in Egypt.
Another day and more revelations about just how bad the NSA scandal is. Today it is worse than yesterday, as we discover that the NSA has told us a lot of lies. Jake Tapper tries to help us understand just how many laws the NSA is breaking, and folks, they aren’t showing any signs of slowing down. Things with the NSA aren’t just bad folks… they are getting downright disgusting.
Hey remember when Obamacare was supposed to be all daisies, rainbows, and unicorns? Yeah… it’s not so much anymore. The University of Virginia and UPS will both be dropping THOUSANDS of spouses from their healthcare coverage. They aren’t the only employers who are sweating the coming Obamacare destruction… a lot of other companies are cutting hours, cutting jobs, and freezing hiring.
Al Gore (or man-bear-pig as he is more popularly known) thinks that those of us who believe that climate change is a natural phenomenon and likely not primarily caused by humanity are like racists, supporters of apartheid and homophobes.
After the shooting this week in an Atlanta area school, CNN debates whether teachers should be allowed to carry a firearm at work.
Duck Dynasty is poised to become the biggest show in cable history.
The Guardian asks if atheists are mentally ill…
Here’s an interesting interview with the famous liberal anti-feminist Camille Paglia. My favorite part…
“Any hopes, fears or predictions for the presidential elections in 2016?
As a registered Democrat, I am praying for a credible presidential candidate to emerge from the younger tier of politicians in their late 40s. A governor with executive experience would be ideal. It’s time to put my baby-boom generation out to pasture! We’ve had our day and managed to muck up a hell of a lot. It remains baffling how anyone would think that Hillary Clinton (born the same year as me) is our party’s best chance. She has more sooty baggage than a 90-car freight train. And what exactly has she ever accomplished — beyond bullishly covering for her philandering husband? She’s certainly busy, busy and ever on the move — with the tunnel-vision workaholism of someone trying to blot out uncomfortable private thoughts.
I for one think it was a very big deal that our ambassador was murdered in Benghazi. In saying “I take responsibility” for it as secretary of state, Hillary should have resigned immediately. The weak response by the Obama administration to that tragedy has given a huge opening to Republicans in the next presidential election. The impression has been amply given that Benghazi was treated as a public relations matter to massage rather than as the major and outrageous attack on the U.S. that it was.
Throughout history, ambassadors have always been symbolic incarnations of the sovereignty of their nations and the dignity of their leaders. It’s even a key motif in “King Lear.” As far as I’m concerned, Hillary disqualified herself for the presidency in that fist-pounding moment at a congressional hearing when she said, “What difference does it make what we knew and when we knew it, Senator?” Democrats have got to shake off the Clinton albatross and find new blood. The escalating instability not just in Egypt but throughout the Mideast is very ominous. There is a clash of cultures brewing in the world that may take a century or more to resolve — and there is no guarantee that the secular West will win.”
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