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Israel bombs Syria

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Well, this ups the ante.

From NYT:

Israel aircraft bombed a target in Syria overnight Thursday, an Obama administration official said Friday night, as United States officials said they were considering military options, including carrying out their own airstrikes. Continue reading Israel bombs Syria

Friday Morning News Roundup

News Roundup

I’ll be on the radio this afternoon around 4:30 p.m. on WPEK (www.880therevolution.com). If you have some time, I would appreciate it if you could tune in.

It looks like the United States has confirmed that Syria has indeed used chemical weapons on its people. Now President Obama is really between a rock and a hard place. I don’t see how we can avoid taking a more active role in this internal civil war.

Mark Sanford has had a really, really bad week in politics. To be honest, I’m not sure why anybody in South Carolina would vote for this guy. He’s already proven that he is more than happy to lie to voters. Maybe he is a changed man. On the other hand, it seems to me that the voters of South Carolina could probably find some other Republican who is lost on the Appalachian Trail.

West, Texas

It has been a little over a week and we still don’t have a good idea about why a fire started in a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we had effective regulations? What if we had regulations which stated that a school or an apartment complex could not be located within one or two miles of the fertilizer plant? What if the fertilizer plant had been forced to place “expensive fire suppression equipment” in their plant which would have snuffed out the fire before it got out of control? What if the volunteer firemen had been adequately trained in such a way that they would’ve known that it was hopeless trying to put out this fire and instead could have focused their attention on evacuating the area?

Oh, if you’re a Dallas Cowboy sports fan, like I am, the thought that the Dallas Cowboys picked a center with their first pick, a center who probably will not start, is so disappointing.

Why the Right Got It so Massively, Completely and Totally Wrong

For four years, the Right have been developing, building and constructing their own universe. There is ample evidence that Republicans continue to insulate themselves from the real world. In the Republican world the new Black Panthers are worthy of endless coverage. Sure, there are only five of these guys and 99% of all blacks in the United States have never heard of them, but to Republicans they are mainstream news. In the Republican world, the problem with United States is not that women don’t get paid at the same rate as men for doing the same job. Instead, the problem is women in the workplace. In the Republican world, we should not withdraw from Iraq. Instead, we need to use Iraq as a base to bomb Syria. And, while we’re bombing Syria, we should consider bombing Iran also. In the Republican world, it is not improbable, but impossible for a black man to grow up and become president. There must be something nefarious going on. Maybe, just maybe, that black man was born in Kenya. (In the bizarro world the Republicans live in, somehow it is easier to become president if you’re born in Kenya and immigrate to United States than if you’re born in United States. Don’t ask me to explain it.)

Just to show you how truly warped the Republican world is, Mitt Romney had his own pollsters. Now, having your own pollsters is not a bad thing. As a matter fact, it can be a good thing. But, if you ignore everybody else’s polls and only accept yours as the real, true polling in America, you’re in trouble. Now, take your time and watch Karl Rove meltdown on the set of Fox News. The only reason that Karl Rove would have this response would be if he truly believed that every other poll in the world was wrong except for Mitt Romney’s.

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