Stories to Watch: 9/1/11
Still using Firefox 7 beta, still liking it. In fact, other than the slim memory usage, it seems identical to 6. Now here’s the news…
Does Barack Obama have a secret plan to win the election by making millions of illegal aliens citizens so they’ll vote for him? Wingnut Reps. Mike Coffman and Louie Gohmert think so — and that should tell you all you need to know.
Mediaite’s TOmmy Christopher thinks that John Boehner should resign for putting a Republican presidential debate a presidential address to congress. Maybe he should, maybe he shouldn’t, but it’s never going to happen in a million years. Roger Simon reports that the White House is “furious” with Boehner, though.
Everyone knows that Mittens Romney has a healthcare reform problem. But what most people don’t know is that Rick Perry went above and beyond Romneycare, by proposing a joint healthcare plan with Mexico. I don’t know enough about it to say whether it was a good idea or not, but it involves big gummint healthcare and Mexico, so the ‘baggers should hate it.
Bonus fun: as Texas Ag Commissioner, Perry also praised Hillary Clinton’s healthcare proposal. So Mexico, healthcare reform, and Hillary Clinton.
Condoleezza Rice simply does not care for Dick Cheney’s book. NJ Gov. Chris Christie isn’t a fan of Eric Cantor’s hostage-taking on Hurricane Irene relief.
Surprise: it’s illegal for unmarried couples to live together in Florida — and state Republicans want to keep it that way.
The White House downgrades the 2012 jobs forecast.
Finally, so much for being the “sane Republican” — John Huntsman’s just-released tax plan is as insane and unfair as anyone else’s in his party.
Joe Lieberman continues to be a jackass.
News Roundup for 8/25/11
The couple in happier times
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"Condi Rice Photos Are Moammar Gaddafi’s Dictator Porn of Choice."
One of the things about being ousted from power is that it’s a lot like dying; if you aren’t prepared for it, people are going to find some embarrassing things in your left behind stuff. In the case of Moammar G or K or Q or whatever, that means “a big ol’ catalogue of fap fuel made up of Condoleezza Rice photo scrapbooks hidden in his torture castle.”
It’s not like there weren’t clues. “I support my darling black African woman,” he said in a 2007 Al Jazeera interview. “I admire and am very proud of the way she leans back and gives orders to the Arab leaders… Leezza, Leezza, Leezza… I love her very much. I admire her, and I’m proud of her, because she’s a black woman of African origin.” Oh yeah, crack that whip, baby. Make those Arab leaders beg!
"I think I don’t need to see the photos, but bizarre and creepy are good adjectives to describe much of Gadhafi’s behavior," said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland. "It doesn’t surprise me. It’s deeply bizarre and deeply creepy, though, if it is as you described."
To this blog’s knowledge, this is the first time in history the State Department commented on photos stashed under a guy’s mattress. (Wonkette, MSNBC)
-Cartoon time with Mark Fiore-
Hey kids, Little Suzie Newsykins is back and she’s here to tell us what she learned on her summer vacation. Yay!
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I think there might be something wrong with Suzie… (MarkFiore.com)
"Cantor Spox: If There’s Hurricane Damage, Costs Will Have To Be Paid For With Spending Cuts."
Ooh look! A brand new hostage! (Talking Points Memo)