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Friday, June 13, 2014

The Morning News: Iraq Wants Help, Comcast Wants Its Name in Lights, and Our State Supreme Court Wants Answers on Education Funding

Posted by on Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 9:10 AM

BRING ME YOUR LAWMAKERS: The Washington State Supreme Court is not pleased about inaction on education funding.
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  • BRING ME YOUR LAWMAKERS: The Washington State Supreme Court is not pleased with legislative inaction on education funding.

Sectarian call to arms in Iraq: A Shiite cleric is calling for "all able-bodied Iraqis" to fight the Sunni extremists threatening to march on Baghdad.

US action: Coming soon, says Kerry.

Perhaps in concert with Iran: "Tehran is open to the possibility of working with the United States to support Baghdad, the senior official said."

How complicated is all this? Look at this chart.

Hauling Washington lawmakers into court over education funding: The state supreme court wants more of an explanation for why they haven't followed its McCleary orders.

Meet the new majority leader: Kevin McCarthy.

World Cup: "A chance for Brazil, perhaps the most soccer-mad nation on earth, to commemorate its geopolitical ascendancy with a victory on home soil."

A note from a man who does not tweet: "The interminable hectoring of Twitter, its infinite discharge of emotion and promotion, holds no attraction for me."

Comcast: Wants its name on top of 30 Rock.

It's getting real: Virtual reality that won't make you vomit.


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delirian 1
Fuck, fuck, fuck. Stay out of Iraq. This Sunni insurgency is more of a big deal to Iran than it is to us. With any luck, Iraq and Iran could work together to get rid of it with some legitimacy. All of that is lost if we decide to get involved. Do we really want to own another fight?
Posted by delirian on June 13, 2014 at 9:28 AM · Report this

A United States of Arabia is the only answer, but a Strongman has not yet emerged there.

The United States of America has two continents to worry about.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on June 13, 2014 at 9:29 AM · Report this
fletc3her 3
Can we jail all the legislators until they come up with a plan? Or, just jail them all and start over from scratch with a new slate?
Posted by fletc3her on June 13, 2014 at 9:41 AM · Report this
seatackled 4
We have some guys currently in Afghanistan who are in need of work, I guess.
Posted by seatackled on June 13, 2014 at 9:42 AM · Report this
Original Andrew 5
Fund education now or we'll politely ask you to fund education again!

That'll show 'em.
Posted by Original Andrew on June 13, 2014 at 9:45 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 6
Thanks again, President Cheney!
Posted by Max Solomon on June 13, 2014 at 9:52 AM · Report this
Rotten666 7
@6 Yeah you can blame the Bush administration all you want, but this is equally a direct result of the failure of American foreign policy in Syria.

Lets not use this continuing humanitarian clusterfuck to score political points. That's some Fox news nonsense.
Posted by Rotten666 on June 13, 2014 at 10:11 AM · Report this
raindrop 8
@1: I'll only take issue with your third sentence:
Sunni insurgency is more of a big deal to Iran than it is to us.

The ISIS forces (The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant/Syria) is a big deal to the world. Let's just hope that the only tangible affect on us is higher oil prices, but we have legitimate worry that this situation is getting dire.
Posted by raindrop on June 13, 2014 at 10:13 AM · Report this
The Great American Cluster Fuck

So it appears the American gov't has been financing and arming a bunch of al Qaeda jackholes in Syria, who together with those Sunni jackhole military types that Rumsfeld let loose, are now in Iraq killing everything in their path.

Not to worry though, the American corporate mcnews has reported that their killing and excutions are too brutal for the regular al Qaeda, which has "officially disavowed" any connection to them --- gotta make their victims feel all the more better, huh?

So now we have AQAP (al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula), AQWYN (al Qaeda in the West Yemen Neighborhood), AQWS (al Qaeda in Wall Street, also known as Goldman Sachs, Chase and Morgan Stanley) and now ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, backed originally by the United States government and we know on whose authority, now don't we?).

Obviously this speaks of the classic corporate vertical integration, the US gov't finances ISIS, originally in Syria, and may dispatch elements of the US military to fight them in Iraq, if they haven't already taken over the entire country by this time --- the US fighting itself once again?

First of all, this situation calls for McKinsey and Company to go there and do a major franchise consolidation as there are simply too many different franchises, along with the officially disavowed franchise, ISIS. Now they can't send Chelsea Clinton as she is no longer with McKinsey, and Rajat Gupta, formerly of McKinsey (and the Gates Foundation board, and a Rockefeller Foundation trustee) is in jail, but I'm sure they have other sleazoids available to do the job.

The fast food franchise operation, McDonald's, sets the standard for franchises. You never hear of somebody refer to McDonald's of Butthead, New York, or Vagina, Canada, although members of the uber sophisticate crowd might refer to them as Mickey D's, they are routinely referred to by one generic name.

Once they have combined all those various al Qaeda franchises, the American gov't can either fund them all, or attack them all, whichever appears most feasible to the governing douchetard of the moment!

It is being reported, in the USA that is, that a lack of intelligence has kept the US from sending in the drones and air support, but then this entire situation appears to stem from a serious lack of intelligence.

Of course, it really isn't about stupidity, by the profit and world financial domination.

And of course, this isn't a laughing matter when one views those horrible executions, which recalls the executions administered by Saddam's Republican Guard back when he was in power.

Posted by sgt_doom on June 13, 2014 at 10:36 AM · Report this
This is an excellent piece on ISIS/Iraq:…

(from the site below)
Posted by sgt_doom on June 13, 2014 at 11:31 AM · Report this
Liam Neesons 11
So now we have to bomb Iraq to remedy the chaos that resulted from the last time we bombed Iraq? Reminds me of Drinky Crow curing his hangover with more booze.
Posted by Liam Neesons on June 13, 2014 at 1:05 PM · Report this
It's all about oil. Oil, oil, oil. It was the case back then and it's still the case today.

"Muslim militias are threatening the oil fields we fought hard to take control of from a sovereign nation? Holy shit! We better do something NOW!!"

Make something about oil and watch how fast our normally sluggish federal government gets on its toes.
Posted by Eternal bullshit on June 13, 2014 at 1:39 PM · Report this

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