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So, Can We Be Done With Benghazi Now, Please?

Downtown Benghazi via Wikipedia

(Downtown Benghazi via Wikipedia)

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.

Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation of the politically charged incident determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria.

[…]

The House Intelligence Committee report was released with little fanfare on the Friday before Thanksgiving week. Many of its findings echo those of six previous investigations by various congressional committees and a State Department panel.

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Gee, I can’t imagine (well, actually, yes I can) why a Benghazi-obsessed Republican-controlled House committee would release the seventh freakin’ Benghazi report showing no wrongdoing on the Friday before Thanksgiving.

The reason?  They want it to immediately sink into the dark rat hole of history, never to be mentioned again.

Aye carumba U.S. media, can be done with this now?  The next time a Republican comes crying to you about Benghaaaazi, will you please, PRETTY PLEASE, laugh in their damn face?!

November 22, 2014 at 4:23 PM Leave a comment

Republicans Count on Us Being Stupid When it Comes to History

Republicans are counting on us not knowing or remembering these inconvenient facts about presidents taking executive action (from PewHispanic) and of course, far be it for the so-called (cough) liberal media to remind people:

History of Exec. Action on Immigration via PewHispanic on Twitter

(Image via PewHispanic on Twitter)

Larger version here.

 

November 22, 2014 at 3:53 PM Leave a comment

Boehner Turns 65: Going With Obamacare Instead of Medicare

John Boehner Crying 12-22-10

OMG.  House Republicans have voted something like 54 times to repeal Obamacare.  Today, their leader did this:

Boehner Opts for Obamacare Over Medicare

House Speaker John Boehner became eligible for Medicare when he turned 65 years old Monday, but he’s not planning to sign up.

Instead, Boehner is going to keep his “expensive” Obamacare insurance plan.

The Affordable Care Act required members of Congress to get off the federal government’s insurance plan and, in most cases, enroll in an Obamacare policy. When members turn 65, they become eligible for Medicare as well.

When asked at a press conference on Tuesday about his health care coverage plans, he paused and laughed.

“I’ll continue to purchase my expensive health care coverage,” he said in an obvious nod to his Obamacare policy.

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In a perfect world this would be front page news all across the country tomorrow.

 

 

November 18, 2014 at 7:07 PM Leave a comment

I’d Like to See More of This Kind of Election Map

We’re all familiar with the standard old red and blue election map, like this one from the 2012 presidential election:

Standard Election Map via personal.umich.edu

(Image via personal.umich.edu)

Of course all states don’t have the same number of people in them so it’s kind of misleading not to differentiate between say, Wyoming — population 582,658 — and New York state — population 19,651,127.  The map tells us that one voted Republican and one voted Democratic but that’s about it.

I like this kind of map much better — it’s based on population:

Election map based on pupulation

(Image via personal.umich.edu)

And here’s what the map would look like if both population and party votes were incorporated into one:

Percentage of voters

(Image via personal.umich.edu)

You’d never know from the map at the top, for example, that in 2012 there were a whole bunch of Democratic votes in the Arkansas/Louisiana/Georgia area of the country.

Interesting.

November 10, 2014 at 5:22 PM Leave a comment

Science-Denier Likely New Head of Senate Science Committee

What with Republicans set to take control of the United States Senate next year, the likely new chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will be Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe, who authored this book:

Inhofe book cover via Amazon.com

The timing couldn’t be worse.

 

November 6, 2014 at 10:18 AM Leave a comment

Election Nights

We don’t know what the outcome of the U.S. mid-term elections will be yet tonight but it’s helpful to be reminded that this democracy thing is an ever-evolving organism.

Lincoln in 1865 - About 2 mos before his death via wikipedia

Abraham Lincoln in 1865 (via Wikipedia)

 

Election Day 1865:2014 Tweet

 

November 4, 2014 at 7:17 PM 1 comment

John McCain: A Tragic, Shakespearian Figure

John McCain via Wikipedia

(Image via Wikipedia)

OMG.  Come to terms with reality John.  You’re never going to be president.  Let.  It. Go.

McCain Sets Meeting to Discuss Re-Election

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has scheduled a breakfast meeting for Nov. 6 in Arizona where he will discuss with supporters his “thoughts” on seeking re-election in 2016, the Arizona Republic reports.
Earlier this month, McCain told reporters that the odds of him running again in 2016 “are pretty good.”

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Poor John.  At 78-years-old (he will be 80 in 2016), he’s still trying to impress, and be accepted by, his father and grandfather who were both four star admirals in the United States Navy.

October 21, 2014 at 7:10 PM 2 comments

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