I’m writing for tomorrow, day 84. I’m feeling much recovered, but still sore and tired after yesterday’s volunteer meeting. I’ll probably run out of gas, so I’m getting this done before that happens. I thought the cravings were bad before the Chantix ran out. Grrr!
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:09 (average 4:07). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From Daily Kos: Oh, says Fox News. Oh, however could this have happened.
On the July 10 edition of Fox News’ Special Report with Bret Baier, Fox correspondent Mike Emanuel reported that "some prominent outside conservative voices have called for President Obama to be impeached" [...]
While an on-screen image showed that Fox contributors Sarah Palin and Allen West were those "outside conservative voices" calling for impeachment, Emanuel dodged the uncomfortable truth that [those particular gawdawful] Fox contributors have been leading the impeachment that he reported on.
First off, the definition of "outsider" is stretched indeed, in you’re putting Sarah Palin and Allen West in those ranks.
This is typical of how the Republican Reichsministry of Propaganda, Faux Noise, creates news with which to BS sheeple. One of them says something. Another quotes the first as an undisclosed reliable source.
From NY Times: As Israel’s air war against Hamas and Islamic Jihad fighters in Gaza entered its sixth day on Saturday, a pair of bombings threw the difficulties of the campaign into painful relief: Israel bombed a mosque, which its aerial photos indicated was harboring a weapons cache, and a center for the disabled, killing two residents and wounding three, as well as a caretaker.
A separate strike on the house of a police commander killed at least 18 people, the highest toll so far this conflict, bringing the total number of dead to at least 140, Palestinian officials said.
For every Israeli killed by individual Palestinian terrorists, Israel kills scores of Palestinians by bombing civilian areas indiscriminately, Hamas then responds with crude rocket attacks, which Israel then uses in an attempt to justify their treaty violation by pursuing a one-state solution through attrition.
From AlterNet: WMD, who cares?
Now that the Bush-Cheney Iraq war has reached its logical and easily foreseeable conclusion of turning an entire nation into a failed state and terrorist haven, we don’t care quite as much about weapons of mass destruction falling into the wrong hands. That’s especially true over at Fox News, which, along with the rest if the media, is downplaying a letter to the UN from desperate people inside Iraq that ISIS walked off with radioactive material.
Here’s Fox’s lead [Faux Noise delinked]:
Iraqi jihadists have grabbed 88 pounds of uranium compounds from a Mosul University science lab, but U.S. and international weapons experts are downplaying the possibility the deadly toxins could be used to make a so-called "dirty bomb."
The last line of the story: Earlier this week, Iraq’s U.N. envoy said that the government had lost control of a former chemical weapons facility near Baghdad to "armed terrorist groups."
Scary stuff and time to reiterate: Obama effectively helped rid Syria of its entire chemical weapons stock this year, without firing a single Tomahawk.
Note that the uranium is depleted uranium compounds, not the stuff one uses to make dirty bombs. This is just the last of five media failures to correctly inform Americans that benefit the Republican Reich. Click through for the other four.