Yesterday was cooler, as it only reached 92° at my desk, and as I write for day 45, I actually feel cold, because the temperature inside has dropped to 75°. Hopefully, I’ll be done here before the fantasy football draft.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:36 (average 5:20). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From Think Progress: A growing number of Republicans are publicly distancing themselves from Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) claim that many undocumented youths are drug mules with cantaloupe-sized calves, but the conservative congressman claims that GOP lawmakers are backing him in private.
During an appearance on Fox News on Saturday, King said that Republicans are in fact standing by him, but are afraid to publicly support him for fear of sparking outrage and losing their legislative leverage.
“My colleagues are standing by me. They come up to me constantly and talk to me and say, you’re right, I know you’re right,” King said. “Is the description such that they have to go out to the press and do a press conference or can they come and tell me, I know you’re right, I support you? They can do that privately,” he said.
I’m surprised to say that Steve King actually told the truth on Faux Noise. I have no doubt that his colleagues, who are distancing themselves publically, are doing so only to hide their own Racism, so of course they support him in private. That is the problem, and that’s what the legislation they propose projects.
From Raw Story: Barack Obama has given the strongest indication to date that he holds reservations about the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, saying the project would not create many jobs and could raise gasoline prices.
In an interview with the New York Times, the president disputed a main justification for the pipeline – its economic benefits – and reaffirmed he would reject the project if it expanded carbon pollution.
How could it not expand carbon pollution when we would be refining that filthy sludge here here? The only way I can see to make it greenhouse gases neutral would by to export a TEABagger to Canada for every barrel of tar sands oil we import.
From Crooks and Liars:
Do you remember how ape-shit Republicans got after someone leaked the email list of left-leaning, centrist and even conservative journos and wonks called Journolist? Tucker Carlson and many other thumbsuckers cried out in the night like babies in their cribs. Dana Perino said this on FOX News about Journolist.
Perino: I don’t know any conservatives who actually participate in something like that.
Really? I knew many people on the Journolist and believe me it was just a list that was used to chat about politics. I’ve been on a few lists myself over the years and most of the time it’s just a forum for people to discuss breaking news stories and proposed legislation and nothing more. It wasn’t used to start a "30 Front War."
Isn’t it funny now that we learn Conservatives have indeed had their own email list all along, but they also took it much farther by holding secret meetings in a DC office to come up with ideas and strategies to shape the political narrative. They even have a Supreme Court Justice’s wife on their team. What interesting pillow talk Ginni and Clarence must have! That’s something that the left has never done. When I heard the news, I immediately wondered how FOX news would report on the story. Well, as of right now I can’t report how they handled it, because they completely buried the story… [emphasis added]
Of course Republicans are projecting, as always, accusing lefties of doing what Republicans are doing themselves. Here’s the projection in progress. Watch the goose-steppers lie!
There’s one key difference. Liberal journalists discuss news to try to understand it. The Republican Reichsministry of Propaganda, Faux Noise, and the rest of the Republican fantasy factory discuss news to try to distort it.
The U.S. government welcomed the action and announced its intention to open serious discussions with Cuba on normalization. Then Republicans happened.