Except for the part where it makes you stop believing in God and makes you believe molesting little boys is OK, no harm at all.
2. From NBC: The Million Muslim March on Washington turned out to be Cornel West and two dozen other fools.
It must be fun to be Cornel West. You get to spout off all that Malcolm X nonsense to entertain the Ivy Leaguers. Does the 9/11 truther thing on the weekend. Anybody gives you lip, brand them a racist -- even if they are black.
He's the Rent Too High guy with a PhD.
3. From the Christian Science Monitor: "Is Russia toying with US? Missile sale to Iran raises question. Potential delivery of Russia's S-300 missile system to Iran has been floated in a Moscow paper as the Kremlin seeks leverage in its dispute with the US over Syria."
In his defense, Putin quoted what Mike Tyson said after chewing off Evander Holyfield's ear: "This is my career. I have children to raise."
4. From News Max: "The AFL-CIO will vote on a resolution that calls for changes to the Affordable Care Act, revealing divisions within the labor movement over whether the landmark healthcare law is good for union members.
"The labor federation's executive council today approved the resolution, sending it to the delegates for debate during the final sessions of the group's quadrennial constitutional convention, said Terry O'Sullivan, general president of the Laborer's International Union of North America. More than 1,600 delegates and guests of the nation's largest labor federation are meeting this week in Los Angeles."
From Rich Trumka on June 28, 2012: "We are pleased and relieved that the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act."
Too bad there was not some group of patriotic people around in 2010 to protest this irrational, unconstitutional and arbitrary act of stupidity.
5. From Glenn Reynolds: "After September 11, the media took great pains to avoid things that might arouse Americans to excessive anger. Which makes sense. After all, it’s not as if the people who brought down the two towers were George Zimmerman, or a rodeo clown."
Or a rock singer twerking on MTV.
Truth to power.
6. From the Chicago Tribune: "Florida officials have arrested radical anti-Islam preacher Terry Jones as he was on his way to a Sept. 11 event where he planned to burn 2,998 Korans, according to local news reports Wednesday."
In America, it is OK to burn the American flag, but if you douse the Koran in kerosene that's a crime?
Guess separation of church and state does not apply to mosques.
7. Vlad Putin wrote an op-ed column in the New York Times: "No one doubts that poison gas was used in Syria. But there is every reason to believe it was used not by the Syrian Army, but by opposition forces, to provoke intervention by their powerful foreign patrons, who would be siding with the fundamentalists. Reports that militants are preparing another attack — this time against Israel — cannot be ignored."
Readers knew the column was not from a regular Times columnist because the column actually made sense.
8. From the Washington Post: "The D.C. businessman at the center of an ongoing city corruption investigation secretly spent more than a half-million dollars on get-out-the-vote efforts for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, according to interviews and court documents filed Wednesday."
The Clinton Playbook: Deny, deny, then say that's old news, old news, old news.
9. From the Washington Post: "The CIA has begun delivering weapons to rebels in Syria, ending months of delay in lethal aid that had been promised by the Obama administration, according to U.S. officials and Syrian figures.
"The shipments began streaming into the country over the past two weeks, along with separate deliveries by the State Department of vehicles and other gear — a flow of material that marks a major escalation of the U.S. role in Syria’s civil war."
The World War II Playbook: Arm Stalin and let the Russians die fighting Hitler.
10. Let's just hope we don't wind up with the Afghanistan Result.
11. Tweet of the day:
Israel took out nuclear facility in Iraq (1981) & Syria (2007) w/o saying boo. Compare that to Obama's MO.GOOD.
— Caroline Baum (@cabaum1) September 12, 2013
12. From Agence France Presse: "A US Islamic extremist fighting in Somalia was killed Thursday in a shootout with Al-Qaeda linked Shebab militants, former comrades he had fallen out with, witnesses said."
After a while they get bored with killing other people and start killing each other.
13. From the Independent: "Pope Francis assures atheists: You don’t have to believe in God to go to heaven."
Um, Francesco, might want to check out the Second Commandment.
But we can all agree, you'll never get to heaven if you break my heart.
14. From ABC: "Home Depot has intimidated thousands of customers accused of shoplifting into collectively paying millions of dollars to have such accusations dropped, even though the company has no intention of suing, a class-action suit alleges."
The right to shoplift.
the Associated Press: "Wind energy facilities have killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles in the last five years, but the figure could be much higher, according to a new scientific study by government biologists."
Burn coal. Save eagles.
16. From Robert Stacy McCain: "SlutWalk: Feminism as Gynocracy, and Why Andrew J. Patrick Is in Trouble."
Go to find out what gynocracy is.
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17. From Ace: "US Companies: You Must Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform So We Have the Workers to Fill the Jobs Whose Former Holders We Laid Off."
Worse, they do a better job.
18. From WJZ: "Marylanders in a rush to get guns before the new state restrictions take effect are clogging the system. Now the governor’s solution to moving thousands of applications through the background checks is causing controversy."
American purchased more guns under Obama than any other president.
19. From CBS: "It sounds absurd: tickets and warning letters for parking in your own driveway.
"But Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O’Connor says it’s happened on two city streets – one in the West End and one in Squirrel Hill. And he fears, it could happen elsewhere."
What do expect from a city that roots for the Steelers?
20. From the Tech Chronicles: "Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who has been on the other side of criticism about whether his company adequately protects the privacy of its users, on Wednesday said the U.S. government blew it for not explaining how it was balancing citizen’s privacy rights with countering terrorism."
When Obama loses a liberal like Zuckerberg, he loses 140 characters.
21. From William Jacobson: "PPP has admitted that it deliberately did not release a poll showing that Colorado State Senator Angela Giron was likely to lose the recall election by a wide margin."
They put the pee-pee in polling.
22. From WWJ: "A Michigan judge has ruled a couple of teens dubbed Romeo and Juliet must wear electronic monitors and can’t have contact with each other, following their two-week getaway.
"Jayden Thomas, 13, and Braxton Wood, 14 — who ran away on Aug. 26 — were found Sunday near Chicago."
Your honor, didn't Romeo and Juliet wind up dead after their families tried the same thing?
23. From Breitbart: "American poverty just ain’t what it used to be. A new report from the Census Bureau found that 80.9% of households considered poverty stricken have cell phones along with their landline phones, and 58.2% have computers. 96.1% of those in poverty have televisions, and 83% have some sort of DVR."
The Scorekeeper has neither a DVR nor a cell phone, therefore he is not poor.
24. From Buzz Feed: "Montana Lt. Gov. 'Accidentally' Liked Picture Of Breasts On Facebook — Then Quickly Scrubbed His Account."
Evidently he is unfamiliar with unliking something.
For the record, the Scorekeeper does not accidentally like breasts; he likes breasts.
Final score: EVIL 13, GOOD 11.
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