No wondershe passes laws she doesn't understand. Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) confused two of our founding documents — the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. (You know...those pieces of paper every school kid in America is supposed to learn about...) She gave her version at a Center for American Progress event.
Her gaffe wasn't the only eyebrow-raising thing Ms. Pelosi said. (Read more here.)
From the (hometown/race site newspaper)The San Francisco Chronicle: "Oracle Team USA is on the verge of the greatest comeback in the 162-year history of the America’s Cup. It won two more races Tuesday to erase what had been considered an insurmountable lead by Emirates Team New Zealand. Twice trailing by seven races in the series, the defender has won seven in a row. The score is tied 8-8 going into Wednesday’s climactic race, which will conclude the longest finals in Cup history. Oracle has actually won 10 of 18 races, but it started two races in the hole because of a jury penalty for cheating in the America’s Cup World Series."
Will tomorrow's cheer be, "USA! USA! USA!"...? Stay tuned...
According to Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA), the First Amendment is a special privilege and not a right. Feinstein has proposed an amendment to the Media Shield Law that would ignore the protection afforded by the First Amendment and would limit the law's protection only to "real reporters," not bloggers and other upstart alternative media types. Your rights, chipped away, little by little.
In case you missed it, Russian Czar-For-However-Long-He-Wants Vladimir Putin had some (new) choice words for the United States and its leader-in-name-only, Barack Hussein Obama, regarding the current stand-off with Syria.
Those words appeared, in of all places, America's "Paper of Record"...aka: the New York Times (aka: the U.S. edition of Pravda). Read ithere... It appearsThe Manly One has thrown down the gauntlet...or at least rubbed Mr. Obama's face in it. Bonus: From the presidential debates last year -- President Obama puts Gov. Mitt Romney in his place, citing Romney calling Russia "a threat." Sheesh. Talk about a guy who's out of touch...
Super bonus: A quick collection of Tweets/reactions to the Putin op-ed:
--Putin's only suggestion to the NYT op-ed editor: "Cut what you need to cut. Just please post it on 9/11."
--This is Putin doing a home run trot pantless in Yankee Stadium.
--"Bad news is Assad bailed on his piece. Good news: We landed Putin!"
--Countdown to Assad’s inevitable “Just try and stop me” NYT op-ed
--The Russian president just trolled an embarrassed United States in its paper of record on September 11th. Everything I love is dead.
--"Vlad there's a typo here." "Are you sure?" (Lowers brow, makes stern face) "Oh no no, my mistake."
--Putin's next act of Obama trolling: a series of YouTube lectures on Constitutional Law
--Only a matter of time before Putin has a Hangout on Google+
--Lay off Putin's op-Ed. Can you write an essay while simultaneously bedding a gymnast and strangling a rare Siberian tiger?
--Putin's take on the situation on the ground in Syria is accurate. On the gas thing, he's been listening to too much Rush Limbaugh.
--Not sure why some people think it's funny a foreign anti-American thug just lectured us using one of America's biggest papers...
--Putin now just basically doing donuts in Obama's front yard.
--Putin wrote that op-ed shirtless, with an enigmatic smirk, and immediately after having someone killed.
--It's a good thing Vladimir Putin followed the letter of international law when it intervened in Georgia. Wait....
--What time is Obama's Op-Ed in Pravda?
--Putin just won the world champion belt in concern trolling...
--The Vladimir Putin op-ed in the @nytimes may contain more chutzpah per square inch than any op-ed in history.
Gregory Hicks, the former Deputy Chief of Mission in Libya who testified before Congress about the 9/11 attacks on an American diplomatic facility earlier this year, believes he has been “punished” for speaking out about the Obama administration’s response the night of the attack. He said he believes at least two of the Americans lost that night could have been saved in the United States had responded in time.
Hick said he will continue to talk about the attacks because “the American people need to have the story” of what took place that night and the four Americans who were lost in the attacks “should be remembered.” He also believes that former Navy SEALS Ty Woods and Glen Doherty, who died eight hours after the initial attack on the diplomatic mission, could have been saved.
While Hicks still remains on staff at the State Department, he has not been reassigned a post since being called back from Libya. In a statement to This Week, the State Department said Hicks was not removed from Libya due to statements about the Benghazi attacks and is working on reassigning him. (--Andrew Johnson, National Review Online's "The Corner")
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