I’m writing for tomorrow, day 173. I spent the entire morning researching, and doing paperwork in for my prison volunteer work. I did take a half hour off to bask in the sun, although there was not much. If I play this right, I’ll have time for a nap. If not, I’ll be playing roulette with a keyboard face plant.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:23 (average 5:02). To do it click here. How did you do?
From Media Matters: Fox News used doctored video of an interview with President Obama to claim his description of briefings he received on the night of the Benghazi attack contrasts with former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s. In reality, their accounts are consistent.
Panetta discussed the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi during a September 7 interview [Faux Noise delinked] with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. The Factor — and subsequently the October 8 edition of Fox & Friends — exploited the interview to revive the debunked claim that Obama didn’t describe the Benghazi attacks as terrorism and conclude "the administration did not want to talk about terror." To make their point, each program featured a clip of the president’s interview with O’Reilly in February in which the Fox host asked the president about the "terror" designation. The clip egregiously omits Obama’s response to the dialogue, in which the president explicitly says, "When somebody is attacking our compound … that’s an act of terror, which is how I characterized it the day after it happened."
Barf Bag Alert!!
Brain-washed sheeple have a warped view of this issue, because what Obama REALLY said landed on the cutting room floor of the Republican Reichsministry of Propaganda, Faux Noise.
From Daily Kos: There are good cops and then there is an unknown NYPD officer who blatantly robs a man at his birthday party:
Lamard Joye was celebrating his 35th birthday with friends last month near a basketball court in Coney Island, Brooklyn. At some point, the police arrived and stopped a friend of his.
From several feet away, Mr. Joye objected. What happened next is now under investigation by the Brooklyn district attorney’s office, which is in possession of a cellphone video of the ensuing confrontation.
The video of the encounter, on Sept. 16 at around 12:20 a.m., shows a police officer steering Mr. Joye against a chain-link fence to pat him down. “Look,” Mr. Joye says. “Look, you see this? Look.” The police officer reaches into Mr. Joye’s pocket, removes what appears to be a folded stack of bills and steps back.
This is no the video with the article. That could not be embedded, but this video is enhanced. This proves that Brooklyn has at least one Republican.
From The New Yorker: As the mystery surrounding the absence of dictator Kim Jong-un deepens, the North Korean government on Wednesday issued an official statement reassuring its citizens that it had “a deep bench of brutal madmen.”
While it offered no comment about the status of Kim, the statement from the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) emphasized that “making North Korea an authoritarian horror-drome is not the achievement of one man; it has been and will always be a team effort.”
Andy should tell them not to worry. Our Republican Party can lend them dozens of experienced leaders, who are just as brutal, and just as crazy.