Okay, one thing down, one to go, so here’s a quick check in with you folks…
There’s like this eerie calm before the Benghazi hearing, right? Just for fun, I went hunting on the notably left-leaning blogs last night to see what they were saying about the hearing. Fascinatingly and rather disgustingly, they were fond of pulling the Issa-as-Ken-Starr meme, indicating (as The Daily Kos did) that Issa is conducting a circus hearing, presumably just to nail Obama. Does Kos (or Media Matters or any of the other rabid tankers who spout a party line without thought to morality or rationality or intellect or anything else that is actually interesting and appropriate) understand how remarkably disrespectful it is to suggest that Hicks — the man testifying who was the last to speak to Ambassador Stephens and is expected to say that they were told to stand down and that everyone knew from jump they were under attack AND that he was ashamed when this notion of a YouTube video was used as the official excuse — is being used by Issa in a witch hunt? I mean I know you like your guy and all — you gave him a second term — and I know you have high hopes for Hillary but the truth is it’s looking more and more like they failed to make the right calls (at best) and the men who survived should be allowed to speak to that. All you supporters would expect and deserve the same. And I know how much you insist on getting what you deserve…Anyway, I think this is the most interesting question. Why did a man who is regarded as competent not do something? Was he ordered not to? Did he make his own judgement call?
Okay other things while we wait…
This is a good piece written by an atheist about atheists who salivate over showing those silly believers they’re idiots. Couldn’t agree more. Like I’m real sorry your fundamentalist Mom made you go to church as a kid while the other kids were playing but get over it already. Jesus. (h/t George)
Good God but this is fascinating…
As is this. The Southern Cross is a bucket lister.
Sigh. The man who peaced out and left his job and his life and his wife and kids for a few weeks (come on man, get it together) just won his Congressional seat. Fine. I guess it’s better to have a Republican that will vote any way he’s told than a Dem coattail rider. But I will not be surprised if he just drops off the face of the planet at some point and ends up a bum on some South American beach. That’s all I’m saying. Which is fine, just don’t give people any reason to think they can rely on you. Anyway, I think Jonah Goldberg nails it.
Interesting. It makes sense of course — when people are building off of others’ code, the chances of it breaking increase.
Ace is always interesting but I admit it: the labradoodle thing cracked me and that’s the primary reason I’m sharing this. “Detective Doodle!”
Two twitter accounts to follow: My friend Whit told me about this one: Haikews. Literally, a haiku based on a news item. Love it so so much. And then NFLJesus because I believe God has a sense of humor and would like it.
Bounce. Just for fun.
Pay attention gents. We can be really sweet and accommodating. But our red lines have meaning…
IF YOU MARRY A GEORGIA GIRL
Three friends married women from different parts of the country.
The first man married a woman from Indiana. He told her that she was to do the dishes and house cleaning. It took a couple of days, but on the third day, he came home to see a clean house and dishes washed and put away.
The second man married a woman from Michigan. He gave his wife orders to do all the cleaning, wash dishes, and prepare gourmet meals.
The first day he didn’t see any results, but the next day he saw it was better. By the third day, he saw his house was clean, the dishes were done, and there was a huge dinner on the table.
The third man married a girl from Georgia. He ordered her to keep the house cleaned, the dishes washed, the lawn mowed, the laundry washed and ironed, and hot meals on the table for every meal. He said the first day he didn’t see anything, and the second day he didn’t see anything, but by the third day, some of the swelling had gone
down and he could see a little out of his left eye, and his arm was healed enough that he could fix himself a sandwich and load the dishwasher. He still has some difficulty when he pees.