Thursday, August 21, 2014

Election Season: Republicans Dust Off Nuclear Fear Manual

Conservative Group Tries To Revive Barry Goldwater With 'Daisy 2'
It’s always mushroom clouds with these guys. Secure America Now, a 501c4, has released a sequel of sorts to Lyndon Johnson’s infamous Daisy ad that equated electing Barry Goldwater with nuclear Armageddon. Daisy 2 accuses Barack Obama of “failing” to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons, a humdinger of a lie that overlays the original ad’s message of peace with the drumbeats of war.

Hawaii became the 50th State in the Union on this day in 1959 as part of the vast conspiracy to make Barack Obama a citizen.- LOLGOP

The World Is A Safer Place Without Saddam

Dick Cheney Chimes In, Again.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney is predicting that the beheading of American journalist James Foley is just the start of more violence if President Barack Obama doesn’t “deal with this crisis” in Iraq.

Seems like conservatives are finally opening up to the idea of reparations. They just need to decide how much black people owe them. - LOLGOP

Police Officer Suspended for Death Threat
On Wednesday, police said an officer had been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to kill one of them. A protester captured the exchange on video Tuesday and posted it to YouTube and other websites...

  "Do you know that these fools actually went ahead this week and voted to sue the President of the United States?  Yeah, it's so desperate. They said he spilled McDonald's coffee on their lap." - Bill Maher

Republican Shenanigans

Yesterday Egypt's foreign ministry called on the United States to show respect for the rights of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. Yeah, Egypt said that. Man, talk about living in glass pyramids.- Jimmy Fallon

Muslim Leaders Condemn Muslim Extremists 
The president of the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, on Thursday called the actions of Islamic State militants "embarrassing" to the religion and urged Islamic leaders to unite in tackling extremism.

Conservatives just want you to know that racism isn't a problem. The real problem is someone may have to bake gay people a cake.- LOLGOP

Rock The Voter News

Visitors are coming for the 200th anniversary of the 1814 fire, when the President's office was reduced to a chair. - Michelle Obama Tweet

How Climate Change Is Affecting The Area I Live In
August 21st, 2014 ( PLN lawmaker, Juan Marin said this week that the chronic water shortage in Guanacaste is so bad that nine hotels in Tamarindo and Langosta are threatening to close their doors and layoff their staff.

33 Second NASA Video of North Pole Melting From March to August

The great irony -- former Confederate states are among those most likely to be dependent on the federal government. - LOLGOP

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Next weekend Los Angeles is holding its first riverboat race. All that's missing is a river in Los Angeles with water. - Conan O'Brien

Do You Think Fracking Companies Are Worried About Water Shortages?
 A fracking boom isn't enough for U.S. oil and gas producers – they're now starting the re-fracking boom.

  Wells sunk as little as three years ago are being fracked again

"We've created over 200,000 jobs every month this year. Hasn't happened in 17 years. I guess my first question is, when do the Republicans stop calling it 'Obama's economy'?" - Bill Maher

Business/Tech News

If you are desperately trying to blame an unarmed teen for his death, you are a monster. - Lizz Winstead tweet

The NFL wants singing groups to pay the league to perform at halftime of the Super Bowl. Isn't that crazy? It's like the NFL decided that there's some money out there they don't have our hands on.  - David Letterman

Putin Goes After Ronald McDonald
 Russian news agencies reported Thursday that the country's food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald's restaurants in the Urals following food safety complaints, a day after four branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.

REMINDER: Republicans don't need a reason for a government shutdown. They need a reason not to have a government shutdown.- LOLGOP


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Cleaners abseil down one of the faces of Big Ben, to clean and polish the clock face, in central London.


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