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News Roundup – Iraq, Sarah Palin, Delta

I hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas. (A lot, but not all, of the following comes from Steve Benen.)

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Iraq: “At least 34 people were killed in three bombings in Christian areas of Baghdad on Wednesday, including a car bomb that exploded as worshippers were leaving a Christmas service, Iraqi police and medics said. Elsewhere in Iraq, at least 10 people were killed in three attacks that targeted police and Shi’ite pilgrims, police said.”
* In related news, the U.S. is “quietly rushing dozens of Hellfire missiles and low-tech surveillance drones to Iraq to help government forces combat an explosion of violence by a Qaeda-backed insurgency that is gaining territory in both western Iraq and neighboring Syria.”
* One of the truly great things that I have read lately has to do with Sarah Palin.  Shortly after this Duck Dynasty nonsense blew up, Fox News trotted out former governor Palin to defend liberty or something like that. When pressed by “hard hitting” Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren, Sarah Palin responded, “I haven’t read the article. I don’t know exactly how he said it.” Priceless!!!
* Delta Air LInes sold round-trip tickets for $25. Some flights were only $5. Wow!! now that’s some “glitch” as the company spokesperson described it.
* The FBI thought that Jimmy Stewart’s holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life” was some communist propaganda movie.
Egyptian divisions grow more complex: “The Egyptian government intensified its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood on Wednesday, formally listing the group as a terrorist organization after accusing it of carrying out a suicide bomb attack on a police station that killed 16 people.” Continue reading News Roundup – Iraq, Sarah Palin, Delta

Thursday Afternoon News Roundup

Thursday Afternoon News Roundup

The monthly unemployment numbers came out last Friday. We are seeing more of the same as Paul Krugman and others predicted. 157,000 jobs were added last month. We need more.

I know that there has been a lot of talk about deficits. In my opinion, there hasn’t been enough talk about job creation and a living wage. That’s what we need. (Just talked about this on the Jeff Messer Show.)

Michelle Obama is going to the funeral of Hadiya Pendleton (killed by gun violence). Read more. Very sad.

I know that a lot of people are worried about the drone strikes. I’m sorry. I’m not. Yes, I agree there should be more oversight. There should be more than one man deciding on whether to kill someone or not. BUT, I’m far more concerned about JOBS!!! It is the lack of good jobs and the lack of a living wage that is going to kill the American way of life. Continue reading Thursday Afternoon News Roundup