Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Recap #Rubio #Education #Hagel


1.       How can you expect to convince a creationist about climate change if they think the earth is only 6,000 years old.

2.       Still can’t figure out how Silver Linings Playbook garnered all of those Oscar acting nominations.  Further putting Bradley Cooper in there with Daniel Day Lewis is pink slime to filet mignon.

3.       Memo to Frank Luntz and GOP: you can’t call it rebranding and then roll out the same tired message.  And using young Marco Rubio is like polishing a turd.  It’s still a turd.

4.       Rumor in AZ is retired astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of Gabby Giffords, is considering a run in 2016 against John McCain.  Let’s hope so.

5.       A Bieber-free and Gaga-free Grammy Awards was very special.  Now if we can keep Taylor Swift away.

6.       I really want to enjoy SNL, but the writing is so bad it’s getting harder and harder.  And please stick a fork in that awful Californians sketch.

7.       Left leaning media loves to single out Israel for its blockade and isolation of Gaza.  Yet it was the Muslim Brotherhood led government in Cairo that flooded the smuggling tunnels linking Gaza to Egypt’s Sinai.  This rift between the allegedly close Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood highlights how dangerous Gazan militants remain.

8.       According to a recent Gallup poll the five most religious states in America are Mississippi, Utah, Alabama, Louisiana, and Arkansas.  According to the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) report on American Education ranking of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, Mississippi ranks 48th, Utah 41st, Alabama 34th, Louisiana 49th, and Arkansas 45th.  Conversely, the most nonreligious  states and their respective education rankings are Vermont (2nd), New Hampshire (9th), Maine (14th), Massachusetts (1st), and Rhode Island (6th).  By the way, there is a direct correlation between education and ranking and median income. 

9.       Want to know why the Chuck Hagel SecDef nomination was filibustered?  Here it is straight from the horses’ ass, John McCain:  But to be honest with you, Neil, it goes back to there’s a lot of ill will towards Senator Hagel because when he was a Republican, he attacked President Bush mercilessly and say he was the worst President since Herbert Hoover and said the surge was the worst blunder since the Vietnam War, which was nonsense. He was anti-his own party and people — people don’t forget that. You can disagree but if you’re disagreeable, then people don’t forget that.”  Yes the GOP blocked the nomination of a FELLOW Republican because he spoke out against the party.

10.   From the editorial page of the Financial Times: “As the Financial Times has long argued, austerity is necessary for countries with record high deficits and reliant on mobile investors.  But economies with relative fiscal space, such as the large euro members, or those with captive bond markets – the U.S. and Japan – should relax the tightening.”  Logic that seems to be incomprehensible to deficit hawks.

11.   Republicans oppose spending money on cyber security because there is no photo op potential.  Now building another unnecessary aircraft carrier….

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