News Roundup – Government Shutdown, Iran, Marital Secrets

Navy yard shooter – Aaron Alexis

For those who like the creepy or macabre, there’s video of Aaron Alexis walking around the Navy Yard with a Remington 870 shotgun.

I don’t see how we avoid a government shutdown. The Democrats are not going to negotiate on a bill that’s already passed Congress and has already been verified by the Supreme Court. ObamaCare is the law of the land. The Democrats are not going to back down or cave on this issue. President Barack Obama said that he is not going to negotiate with the good faith and credit of the American government. I think this is the stance he should’ve taken years ago. Instead, he capitulated, waffled and negotiated. I believe this has emboldened Republicans to believe that they only need to bluster in order for Democrats to go and cower in the corner. This time, it looks to me like Democrats are going to hold strong. There’s a significant fraction of the Republicans in the House who don’t believe in negotiation. Therein lies the impasse. There was a ridiculously cute story in the Washington Post this morning. Some reporter went to Westchester, Ohio, which is in John Boehner’s district. The reporter walked around and talked to a bunch of his constituents about the imminent government shutdown. Nobody knew anything. It seemed as if nobody knew that there was an imminent government shutdown. One gentleman said, “they’ll work it out – they always do.” I think this guy is 100% wrong. I think we are in for some significant badness.

By the way, in case anybody was noticing, the Senate voted to restore funding to ObamaCare. Is anyone surprised?

President Barack Obama had some pointed words for the House Republicans. I kind of like it. I don’t think it’s going to have any effect one way or the other, but I do kind of like it.

During the same press conference, Barack Obama stated that he spoke on the phone with the president of Iran. This is the first time an American president has spoken with an Iranian official since 1979, if I’m not mistaken. The president said, “Just now I spoke on the phone with President Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The two of us discussed our ongoing efforts to reach an agreement over Iran’s nuclear program. I reiterated to President Rouhani what I said in New York. While there will surely be important obstacles to moving forward and success is by no means guaranteed, I believe we can reach a comprehensive solution.”

Cool eclipse on Mars.

Former New England Patriots football star Aaron Hernandez seems to have more problems. His fiancée has been indicted for perjury.

Lab tests suggest that the iPhone 5 is much speedier than the new Android phones that have come out recently.

Melissa Gorga shares marital secrets. Hello! There really aren’t any marital secrets. Be open and honest. Always be willing to negotiate and compromise. Love your spouse with all of your heart. It really is that simple.

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  1. The NCRI is comprised of 25 committees that act as shadow ministries. The committees are responsible for expert research and planning for future Iran. <a href=”http://www.ncr-iran.org/en”>Iran News</a> – Latest Updates and Breaking News from Iran

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