Paula Broadwell, the author who allegedly had an affair with former CIA Director David Petraeus, is suspected of storing significant amounts of military documents, including classified material, at her home, potentially in violation of federal law.
Did Petraeus give “the Broadwell” access to these documents, if not, who did? WTF is going on?
“The election has been over for three days, but already there’s a new survey that says Hillary Clinton is favored to win the Iowa caucuses in 2016. You’d think they could have at least waited until we peeled the ‘I voted’ stickers off our jackets. The survey showed Hillary Clinton with 58 percent of the vote, Vice President Biden with 17 percent, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at 6 percent, and Massachusetts Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren with 3 percent. A woman who has not yet expressed any interest in running is well ahead of some other people who aren’t running. Good study.”" –Jimmy Kimmel
If Only White Men Voted In The Election
- Spate of deadly bombings rock Iraq before Shiite holy month
- Pakistan frees Taliban prisoners for peace process
- Israel sees long days of Gaza combat, moots invasion
- Israeli Airstrike Kills Hamas Militant Chief
- Iran to open Somali embassy, Turkey rebuilds parliament
- Feinstein: Petraeus to testify on Benghazi attacks
John McCain Is Getting More Embarrassing, If That Is Possible
A growing number of Republican senators are expressing skepticism about the possibility President Barack Obama could pick Susan Rice to replace Hilary Clinton as secretary of state for his second term.
Rice, currently the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is considered a leading contender to replace Clinton in the Obama administration. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is one of several members of his party in the Senate who have signaled opposition to the prospect of Rice being nominated
“All of the Republican men who talked about lady parts during the campaign, they all lost, including two seats in the Senate, Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, while Claire McCaskill and Elizabeth Warren won. And you know what? After all this stupid rape talk, it is refreshing to see women forcing their way into men’s seats.” –Bill Maher
- Jill Kelley Ran a Bogus Cancer Charity, Wants ‘Diplomatic Protection’
- Jon Stewart Mocks Secessionists: ‘Stop. Wait. Don’t Go.’
- GOP senators vow to block Rice nomination at State
- Residents In Over 40 States File Secession Petitions
- Republicans who think the GOP should stop coddling the rich
- Rick Perry Takes Stand On Texas Secession Issue
Ryan Says Obama Has No Mandate. Oh, Really? Yeah, Beating Your Sorry A** Was Mandate Enough!
Despite a devastating loss last week, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan rejected Democratic claims of a mandate to raise tax rates on the wealthy.
Asked directly whether President Obama has a mandate, Ryan told ABC News’ senior political correspondent Jonathan Karl that the House Republican majority is proof that the president does not.
“Karl Rove said today that Obama was suppressing the vote. He was suppressing the vote with his nasty political ads. And Sarah Palin basically said the same thing on her Facebook page yesterday. She said Romney only lost because ads running in blue collar swing states defined Romney early on. Yeah, best money I ever spent.” –Bill Maher, referring to the $1 million he gave to a pro-Obama Super PAC
Yeah, Buy Local Pizza!
Shares of Papa John’s declined on Tuesday following news of class-action certification for a lawsuit that claims the pizza chain had unsolicited text messages sent to cell phones.
- Abigael Evans, 4, relieved ‘Bronco Bama’ won election
- U.S. immigration U-turn has Hispanics seeing ‘light at end of tunnel’
- Overwhelming Majority Of Americans Believe U.S. Losing Drug War: Poll
Gov.Rick Scott of Florida Has Seen the Obamacare Light. Why the Turnaround?
Florida Governor Rick Scott, one of the most outspoken critics of President Obama’s health care law, signaled Tuesday that he may be ready to drop his longstanding opposition to Obamacare.
In Cheesehead Land….Hm, Uh, You’ve Got to Read This
Nine Republican members of the Wisconsin Legislature say they would back a bill to arrest any federal officials who attempt to implement President Obama’s signature health care law in the state.
“Mitt Romney arrived at his victory celebration in a 15-car Secret Service caravan. Of course, when you lose, the Secret Service dumps you immediately. So he had to hitch a ride home with his son. So there he is arriving in the 15-car motorcade and then he goes home in the back seat – Tagg driving, Ann riding shotgun, dog on the roof.” –Bill Maher
A Vietnam Veteran’s Thoughts
I was a Navy Hospital Corpsman, 1971 – 1975. As a veteran, I’m never quite sure how to respond when somebody says, “Thank you for your service.” “You’re welcome” seems too reflexive and empty, as when someone asks how you are and you absently reply, “Fine, thankew.”
“Happy to do it” and “My pleasure” don’t work either. The parts of it that were not boring or aggravating were goddamned terrifying and, if you took time to think about it, downright revolting. I don’t remember a lot of happiness or pleasure.
“No problem?” It was no problem for me but for the guys who had traumatic amputations or brain injuries; who were partially disemboweled or had sucking chest wounds, the sentiment might be different. And they were the ones who lived. The parents of the too many who died would never say, “No problem.”
And most of those guys were just 19 – 20 years old. I was the old man at 24; some even called me “Pops.”
So it was not a pleasure. Our grandfathers had won WWI. Our fathers had won WWII. We were just bogged down in hell, too timid to win and too proud to lose.
Looking back on it – and this is just one veteran’s point of view – the best way to thank us for our service is to pledge not to get the United States into any more wars like that. If my service can help us avoid future Vietnams – or Iraqs – then it will have been my privilege to serve.
Until that day, I think back to Walter Cronkite’s February 27, 1968 commentary: “… it is increasingly clear to this reporter that the only rational way out then will be to negotiate, not as victors, but as an honorable people who lived up to their pledge to defend democracy, and did the best they could.”
And therein lies my response to, “Thank you for your service”:
“We did the best we could.”
Richard E. Wise, PhD, PMC
Ireland Lets Woman Die Instead of Helping Her. What?
Women’s rights and health activists are outraged after reports that a pregnant woman in Ireland died after she was denied an abortion that might have saved her life.
“It’s got to hurt Mitt Romney. The better the voters knew him, the worse he did. He lost Michigan, one of his home states, in a landslide. Lost Massachusetts in a double landslide. And listen to this, he did worse with Mormons than Bush did. THAT is a legitimate rape, ladies and gentlemen.” –Bill Maher
- Oil rises as Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza
- Wall Street slips on angst about “fiscal cliff” and Europe
- Facebook jumps 9%, despite wave of unlocked shares
- Retail Sales in U.S. Decrease for First Time in Four Months
- NUNS: Break Up Citigroup
- Online anonymity nearly impossible, Petraeus emails show
“Obama won single women by 38 percent. I think the message to Republicans was clear: get off me.” –Bill Maher
Broward County, Florida Vote Count Update: Well, at Least They Didn’t Throw Them in the Dumpster
Nearly a thousand ballots that were not included in Florida’s final count have been found in a warehouse in Broward County.
Status Update on AHNC
Yes, I do feel like that photo.
I was unable to contact the state, but many phone messages and emails were sent. The reason I cannot make contact is the person who is handling my case is on vacation.
The time and stress has been difficult and cut into the performance of ahnc and for that, I deeply apologize.
My case here in Costa Rica is going as planned. It’s all good. But, I always wait for that other shoe to drop, knowing my other half so well.
Please Lend a Handlisa@allhatnocattle.net Thank you Dennis, Julie and Ellie!
- Loose gorilla alert? Electronic road sign hacked
- Man Finds His Doppelganger in 16th Century Italian Painting
- Don’t Even Think of Eating at Guy Fieri’s New Times Square Restaurant
- Rare complete solar eclipse captured on film
- S. Africa police: Smuggler swallowed 220 diamonds
- Soccer no excuse for outdoor sex, Italy court rules
- Vegetative man tells doctors ‘I’m not in pain’ via MRI communication
Time To Deflate Photo
As we were sailing into Pond Inlet, Nunavut (Canada), we came upon this incredibly beautiful and old iceberg. The light was magical, and the simplicity and beauty of the iceberg is what I like most. (Photo and caption Michelle Valberg / National Geographic Your Shot)