Stories to Watch: 9/10/11
I made some zucchini sticks last night. Someone dropped a couple off and I had no idea what to do with them, so I whipped up an onion ring batter, chopped one up like steak fries, and deep fried it. Holy crap, was that ever a good idea. Next time I’ll add a little onion powder to the batter, but otherwise, perfect. Now here’s the news…
A “credible threat” of a 9/11 anniversary attack becomes more clear.
Charles Krauthammer memorializes that anniversary by arguing that the US in no way overreacted to the terrorist attacks. Torture was great, illegal wiretapping was awesome, and shoveling money and lives down a hole in Iraq was brilliant. This is a stupid, stupid man.
Anti-gay nutjob and Oklahoma state legislator Sally Kern makes waves by saying — once again — that homosexuality is a greater threat to America than terrorism. Going into the weekend of the anniversary of 9/11, this points to a distinct lack of class on Sally’s part.
Speaking of those lacking class, Eric Cantor celebrates the anniversary of 9/11 by demanding that funding for first responders be cut to pay for disaster relief. Seriously, why is he not the most hated man in America?
Obama’s jobs proposal seems to have the GOP somewhat befuddled. I think after the debt ceiling debacle, many members may be a little gun shy.
Michele Bachmann scrambles to remain relevant by attacking Rick Perry’s rhetoric on Social Security. Remember, Shelly’s not seeking reelection, so if she loses the nomination, she’s out of a job for a while.
Finally, lefty news blog Talking Points Memo went down for a few hours last night, the victim of a DDOS attack by Anonymous. The issue; TPM posted mugshots of Anonymous members who were busted for an attack on Paypal. This strikes me as just pissiness. The mugshots are a matter of public record. It also strikes me as extremely hypocritical; information wants to be free, right guys? Lay off the attacks on journalists, because freedom of speech and freedom of information is a two way street.