DAILY BRIEFING  8:35 am March 29, 2010

Bombs And Bomber Jackets

by Sara K. Smith

  • 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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{ 45 comments }

x111e7thst March 29, 2010 at 8:43 am

Insurance problems? Hang a few executives as an example to the rest.

Cape Clod March 29, 2010 at 8:44 am

Obama then climbed into a WWII vintage B-17 and personally lead a bombing mission over the Pakistani Tribal areas.

weejee March 29, 2010 at 9:00 am

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.

Chernobyl Soup March 29, 2010 at 9:03 am

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.

Oblios Cap March 29, 2010 at 9:03 am

[re=542994]x111e7thst[/re]:

And throw a few hedge fund managers into that group. Also.

ShiftyParadigm March 29, 2010 at 9:04 am

But did Obama have swagger? Was he physical? Chris Matthews wants to know.

weejee March 29, 2010 at 9:09 am

[re=542999]ShiftyParadigm[/re]: Chris Matthews has caught teh ghay?

Monsieur Grumpe March 29, 2010 at 9:11 am

Insurance companies have already found a way around the pre-existing condition part of the bill? It’s bonus time!

V572625694 March 29, 2010 at 9:12 am

[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.

WadISay March 29, 2010 at 9:18 am

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?

4tehlulz March 29, 2010 at 9:22 am

[re=542997]Chernobyl Soup[/re]: This implies that Drudge is capable of feeling shame, so, no.

JMP March 29, 2010 at 9:23 am

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?

Dr. Zoidberg March 29, 2010 at 9:31 am

But did Obama flash his tits?

weejee March 29, 2010 at 9:34 am

[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.

President Beeblebrox March 29, 2010 at 9:35 am

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

Diana Davies March 29, 2010 at 9:38 am

The codpiece. When my president goes all leather jackety, I want the codpiece.

Serolf Divad March 29, 2010 at 9:41 am

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.

snideinplainsight March 29, 2010 at 9:47 am

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.

Marxist Leninist Papist March 29, 2010 at 9:53 am

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.

weejee March 29, 2010 at 9:54 am

[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.

Ruhe March 29, 2010 at 9:57 am

Could someone with better Photoshop skill than me please take a pic of Palin in the leather jacket and give the same treatment as this: http://4.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kwf14c9v1P1qzenyoo1_400.jpg

Then just put it out there and let it go viral. I expect it would be the image most of Palin’s male supporters have been waiting for.

Dashboard_Buddha March 29, 2010 at 9:57 am

[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.

Dashboard_Buddha March 29, 2010 at 9:59 am

[re=543026]snideinplainsight[/re]: Give it 500 years or so. God can’t be rushed.

Dashboard_Buddha March 29, 2010 at 10:00 am

[re=543033]Ruhe[/re]: Laura Bush? (I am so so sorry)

Dr. Zoidberg March 29, 2010 at 10:01 am

[re=543033]Ruhe[/re]: Whoa! Give us a warning! It’s a little early in the morning where I am for that kind of picture.

Dashboard_Buddha March 29, 2010 at 10:02 am

[re=543035]Dashboard_Buddha[/re]: threw…not through you idiot!

Dashboard_Buddha March 29, 2010 at 10:06 am

[re=543043]Dr. Zoidberg[/re]: C’mon…admit it. You got a little excited there.

Ruhe March 29, 2010 at 10:08 am

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

cheeto_jeebus March 29, 2010 at 10:11 am

[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.

Prairie Flower March 29, 2010 at 10:14 am

[re=542997]Chernobyl Soup[/re]: Sociopaths don’t experience embarrassment.

weejee March 29, 2010 at 10:16 am

[re=543033]Ruhe[/re]: Too early for this bushwacking.

WadISay March 29, 2010 at 10:20 am

[re=543033]Ruhe[/re]: Nice picture of the three bushes.

Dashboard_Buddha March 29, 2010 at 10:24 am

[re=543062]cheeto_jeebus[/re]: Funny[re=543071]WadISay[/re]: Also Funny

Oblios Cap March 29, 2010 at 10:24 am

[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.

snideinplainsight March 29, 2010 at 10:24 am

In other news, I’m still waiting for God’s apology for allowing Ross Douthat loose on the world.

McDuff March 29, 2010 at 11:19 am

[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.

steverino247 March 29, 2010 at 11:34 am

[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.

red sky March 29, 2010 at 11:50 am

[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)?

King of the Dipshits March 29, 2010 at 11:53 am

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?

King of the Dipshits March 29, 2010 at 11:58 am

[re=543006]JMP[/re]: In fairness to the insurance companies, the free market is the most efficient way to cull the weak.

sati demise March 29, 2010 at 12:09 pm

[re=543206]King of the Dipshits[/re]: the are arguing about what the definition of ‘is’ is.
there is a problem with the language?

AxmxZ March 29, 2010 at 12:35 pm

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.”

bamaboy March 29, 2010 at 12:40 pm

[re=543033]Ruhe[/re]: Now that made my day. Thanks.

RoscoePColtraine March 29, 2010 at 1:16 pm

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.

Oblios Cap March 29, 2010 at 1:55 pm

[re=543199]red sky[/re]:

Damn. That certainly throws a monkey wrench into my attempted Pap-ist smear.

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