• President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan, where he checked to see if President Karzai had really cleaned his room or just shoved all his junk under his bed. Then Obama put on a leather jacket and wowed scores of troops with his winning Sarah Palin impersonation. [Washington Post]
  • The Moscow Metro has been bombed again, presumably by the Chechen Black Widows who go around bombing Russian things. [BBC News]
  • In other “sad things following explosions” news, a sunken South Korean naval ship appears to have no survivors onboard. [AP]
  • Delicious foods are basically just legalized crack and heroin, in terms of what they do to your brain. [CNN]
  • Insurance companies may still not have to cover little children with terrible health problems, because … it would just be so ruinous to their image if they demonstrated any fucking humanity whatsoever? [New York Times]
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  1. Not a shabby week for Barry. HCR – check; higher ed affordability – check; new nuc treaty with the Russians – check; big cheers from the troops in Afghanistan – check; out leather Caribou Barbie – check.

    Guess he’s saving sending some insurance execs & bankers to Gitmo for this week.

  2. Anybody see Drudge on Friday when the Korean unpleasantness was first reported? He practically promised us all that WWIII was beginning right then and there. He must be so embarrased to have been so wrong.

  3. [re=542996]weejee[/re]: Kinda humorous how the teabaggers were insane w/rage about the supposed “government takeover of healthcare” last week but paid no attention whatsovere to the government takeover of the college loan business. Cuz teabaggers never think about going to college or sending their children to college.

  4. Re. Delicious Foods, did anybody else look at that cheesecake and see a face in it? Not the BVM, but Joan Rivers, or maybe Jabba teh Hutt?

  5. Look at those mean Democrats, yelling at the insurance companies for trying to find a way to weasel out of covering children with expensive pre-existing conditions. Don’t they know that covering them could slightly damage profits? Won’t somebody please thing of the profits?

  6. [re=543003]V572625694[/re]: Good point. Paraphrasing the Snowbillie Princess, perhaps the teatards are more scared of the ‘changie’ thing than the ‘hopey’ thing. Dad & grandpa had this lifetime job at the factory/mill, got the little bungalow, the teevee, a mouse pension with Medicare all by themselves with no gvrnmt. Now its a world filled with turnstile employment, predatory loan foreclosed McMansions (at least no friggin little houses made of ticky tacky), computers, iPhony iPads, and underwater 401Ks. Scary world and prime ground for the Becks, Limbaughs, and Screeching Wasillas of the world.

  7. [re=542999]ShiftyParadigm[/re]: [re=543008]Dr. Zoidberg[/re]: And teh Wonkett wants to know if Obama was wearing a leather tit jacket.

  8. If the Democrats have any fucking sense or political instinct whatsoever they will rush a bill guaranteeing insurance availability to children with pre-existing conditions, then challenge the Republicans to (and I quote): vote against the mother fucker, bitches… yeah, go ahead… vote against the motherfucker.

  9. And, over at the NYTimes, token conservative heterosexual person Ross Douthat is still waiting for the Pope’s act of contrition. He’s been very understanding and patient, so far.

  10. You know, its telling about the amount of control that Russia has over domestc and global coverage of the Chechynian conflict that the horrendous atrocities commtited by Moscow against that long suffering nation are almost completley ignored, while any violence committed by Cheychens is sensationlized and hyped to the high heavens.

    Sorry, Snark free rant.

  11. [re=543026]snideinplainsight[/re]: Jesus will have come back, got a gig at the MGM Grand in Vegas, and broke the bank playing the slots before that happens.

  12. [re=542994]x111e7thst[/re]: That seems to work for China. I heard that they just through an Aussie bidness man into prison for 10 year. The company he worked for said that they hoped this wouldn’t negatively affect their relationship with China.

  13. [re=543042]Dashboard_Buddha[/re]: Well, obviously, so no need to apologize. I can’t take credit for this “piece” though. Found it on

  14. [re=543033]Ruhe[/re]: I don’t mind, I had a really tasty homemade berry turnover for breakfast and getting to taste it twice was really nice. ‘scuse me while I go dig out my eyes with a fukkin’ spoon.

  15. [re=543031]Marxist Leninist Papist[/re]:

    Damn Marxist Leninist bastard!

    Everyone knows that anything that Orthodox Christians do are necessary police actions and anything the swarthy heathen saracen Mooslims do is terrorism.

    Take the opium; join the masses.

  16. [re=543016]Diana Davies[/re]: I’m guessing that if you asked Michelle, she’d say Hopey doesn’t need a codpiece. Of couse, Karl Rove would say a flight suit and a “Mission Accomplished” banner would have made that scene just pop.

  17. [re=543033]Ruhe[/re]: Yeah, that’s about right.

    As for Karzai, Obama should remind him that his head will be on a fucking pike less than 24 hours after we pull out of AF, so he best get his shit together right fucking now.

  18. [re=543079]Oblios Cap[/re]: Yeah, but what if the Chechen bombers’ (assumed) train fare to Moscow was paid by a bunch of irate Georgians (Christian) that are still ticked off about a little invasion a few years ago (not that they didn’t ask for it)?

  19. How messed up is it that the Americans who Obama sent to risk their lives in Afghanistan are happier to see him than the Americans who Obama got health care reform for?

  20. Whoever sent the ladies to blow up the Moscow subway should’ve spent some time instructing them how to use it. The MVD HQ is on “Oktyabrskaya,” not “Park Kultury.”

  21. To clarify: by “delicious” they mean “heavily laden with salt and/or sugar;” and by “food” they mean “will remain edible for 8 years.” So it’s easy to see why such
    a thing would lead to cravings and addiction.

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