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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Morning News

Posted by on Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 9:00 AM

No charges: American officials have decided that they will not charge any service members for a November airstrike that left 24 Pakistanis dead.

Santorum wins Louisiana: Says the results have sent "shock waves" through the world of politics.

Bachmann defends Gingrich: Gingrich called Obama's comments about Trayvon Martin "disgraceful," adding, "it's not a question of what that young man looks like."

Tea Party spends Saturday protesting Obamacare: With oral arguments starting this week, the nine justices are trying not to feel the pressure.

$46,000: That's how much Afghan families received from the U.S. Military for each person killed by Sgt. Robert Bales.

Dick Cheney gets a new heart: Joan Rivers tweets:

"Rather surprised Dick Cheney got a heart after lasting all these years without one."

Syria's last chance: Kofi Annan.

Decorah eagle eggs ready to hatch: Live webcam here.

$68 million: That's how much Hunger Games made on Friday. Have you watched the movie? Good/bad/better than The Terminator?

Rally for Trayvon Martin: 25th and Jackson at 4 p.m. today.

And, only because everyone is talking about Mad Men season 5 today, here's a 30 second teaser.


 

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DOUG. 1
It's Trayvon, not Treyvor.
Posted by DOUG. http://www.dougsvotersguide.com on March 25, 2012 at 9:15 AM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 2
The Santorum news flash: He could definitely be elected President - of a reconstituted CSA.
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay http://www.danlangdon.com on March 25, 2012 at 9:24 AM · Report this
DOUG. 3
Getting closer. It's Trayvon, not Treyvon.
Posted by DOUG. http://www.dougsvotersguide.com on March 25, 2012 at 9:30 AM · Report this
Vince 4
Gingrich is such an asshole. And it sounds to me like the law in Florida was written to give people the right to gun down innocent black people in the wrong neighborhoods. It sounds a lot like it.
Posted by Vince on March 25, 2012 at 9:31 AM · Report this
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Same old Bachmann.
"And when you're a mother, of course, when something tragic like this happens, you want to know what the truth is, what's the result."

Mmmm, no.
There seem to be mothers who do not care.
There seem to be men who do care.
So that bit about being a mother? Totally irrelevant.
But when all you have is your ability to reproduce (like almost every other species on Earth) then I guess you have to go with that.
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on March 25, 2012 at 9:37 AM · Report this
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How many hearts has Cheney gone through at this point? Isn't it against donor rules to give perfectly good organs to people who clearly won't take care of them?
Posted by suddenlyorcas on March 25, 2012 at 9:56 AM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 7
When Obama said if he had a son he'd look like Trayvon, I thought he was referring to similar facial characteristics and such. I didn't think the president was referring to race at all. Terrible of Newt and Michele to extrapolate a race card out of that.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on March 25, 2012 at 10:10 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 8
FL Stand Your Ground

A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked in any other place where he or she has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.


http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/inde…

Because George Zimmerman has displayed the stalk and slay characteristics of a serial killer, and person near to him is in imminent harm.

Therefore...stand your ground.

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on March 25, 2012 at 10:13 AM · Report this
venomlash 9
Um...it kind of WAS a question of what that young man looked like.
Today's Republicans would hate on the President for making a racial issue out of a lynching by the KKK if, God forbid, one happened.
Posted by venomlash on March 25, 2012 at 10:19 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 10
#9

Like when Democrats made a racial issue out of the tragedy of Katrina?

Even though Democrats Nagen and Blanco were to blame for most of the harm.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on March 25, 2012 at 10:24 AM · Report this
Donolectic 11
@10 - No, not like that at all you republican shill. And where's your semi-unrelated YouTube clip?
Posted by Donolectic on March 25, 2012 at 10:29 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 12
#11

Answer the charge.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on March 25, 2012 at 10:41 AM · Report this
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@10
Yay! Concern trolling for the win!
Remember that time when that thing happened and it was in all the papers and ...

Let's argue about that instead!
Because I think I may have some facts to support me in that case and if not then at least the subject won't be about something that I don't have any facts to support now.
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on March 25, 2012 at 10:50 AM · Report this
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Of course Obama was talking about race! This whole fucking thing is about race! What good does it do to pretend it isn't? Does anyone honestly think that young man would have been shot if he was white?
Posted by tacomagirl on March 25, 2012 at 10:59 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 15
@ 14, I'm not sure what kind of trolling Phoebe's up to, but it IS trolling and not honest discussion.
Posted by Matt from Denver on March 25, 2012 at 11:09 AM · Report this
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That joke is nearly as old as Joan
Posted by Reader01 on March 25, 2012 at 11:16 AM · Report this
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@8 So that's the law? The way it's written, it seems to make sense. You attack me, I'll attack you back! We all want to stand our ground! It all goes to show that we should be cautious even with something that looks so simple.
Posted by floater on March 25, 2012 at 11:20 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 18

Democrats Nagin and Blanco killed thousands.

Why no anger?

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on March 25, 2012 at 11:25 AM · Report this
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@18
Yay! Concern trolling for the win!
Remember that time when that thing happened and it was in all the papers and ...

Let's argue about that instead!
Because I think I may have some facts to support me in that case and if not then at least the subject won't be about something that I don't have any facts to support now.

If no one bites the first time, just repeat yourself until they do.
Just get them off the current topic.
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on March 25, 2012 at 11:32 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 20

Quote of the day

"Jesus wore a hood," Pfleger said. "Is he suspicious?"


--Rev. Michael Pfleger

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local…
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on March 25, 2012 at 11:38 AM · Report this
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@15 I have no idea what you're talking about.
@18 Shut the hell up. You are an idiot.
Posted by tacomagirl on March 25, 2012 at 11:43 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 22

Would Obama's son look like Billy Chambers?

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on March 25, 2012 at 11:50 AM · Report this
GlamB0t 23
Everyone talks about Mad Men, yet no one watches it, myself included.

*sigh*

I miss The Wire.
Posted by GlamB0t on March 25, 2012 at 11:55 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 24

#23

I've watched every episode of MadMan that is available on Netflix (up to Season 4).

It's one of the great shows, like The Wire, The Sopranos and a few others.

One of the best thing about MadMan is that it tries to present things the way they were back in that era, not through the prisms of some modern sensibility.

Hard to take, but if you like reality...MadMen is great.

http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Mad-Men/…

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on March 25, 2012 at 12:08 PM · Report this
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@22. Yes, probably. So, what's your point? One young man's transgressions in Seattle excuse the murder of another young man in Florida?
Posted by tacomagirl on March 25, 2012 at 12:19 PM · Report this
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@22
Hey everybody! Look over there! A black kid committed a crime! Over there! Look! Look over there!

Did I mention that he's a black kid and he committed a crime?
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on March 25, 2012 at 12:45 PM · Report this
Christampa 27
Actually, I'm curious Bailo: which Democrats made Katrina a racial issue? Kanye?
Posted by Christampa on March 25, 2012 at 5:31 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 28

#27

No, actually, you're stupid.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on March 25, 2012 at 8:11 PM · Report this
29
@28: Wow, you finally got a bite, and THIS is what you come up with?

"I'm rubber, you're glue, I never had a point but if I start name-calling maybe you'll forget all about that!"
Posted by suddenlyorcas on March 25, 2012 at 8:21 PM · Report this
Christampa 30
Seriously. You asked someone to answer your charge. Well to answer your charge, I need more details about it. Which Democrats made Katrina a racial issue?
Posted by Christampa on March 25, 2012 at 10:29 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 31
I know, @30!

It was George Bush, in the White House, with inaction!

What do I win?
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on March 26, 2012 at 11:12 AM · Report this

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