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  They'd Be *Surgical* Strikes

Ben Carson Has Cool Idea For Bombing Mexicans With Drones

Death From Above is Magic
Death From Above is Magic Ben Carson may not know anything about actual policy or facts or boring details like how the Supreme Court works, but he’s a real quick study when it comes to finding stuff that will excite rightwing supporters. And if Donald Trump is going to build a YOOGE classy completely impermeable wall to keep Messicans from all over South America from crossing the border, then Ben Carson has an idea to top that: Use drones against immigrants. Not reconnaissance drones to monitor their movements so the Border Patrol can arrest them, but something a bit more permanent. In Arizona Wednesday, Carson said he’d be open to armed drone strikes against illegal entrants, because wow, that would be so cool. Read more on Ben Carson Has Cool Idea For Bombing Mexicans With Drones…
  he must have some kind of diaper

In Which We Wait For Rand Paul To Have To Pee

Hey! Check out C-SPAN2! Sen. Rand Paul has been talking, without pause, since 1997, and today he accidentally wandered in front of a microphone, and now the Senate can’t vote on John Brennan becoming CIA director! After 115 cloture motions in the 112th Congress (not including that time Mitch McConnell filibustered… himself), we finally get to see an actual filibuster! Where people are talking! (Obligatory fist-bump to Bernie Sanders, who did this rigamarole in 2010, but we have had a LOT of bull-pucky procedural filibusters since then.) Read more on In Which We Wait For Rand Paul To Have To Pee…
  it's morning in america

SURPRISE: U.S. Wants More Than Just a No-Fly Zone In Libya!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Let’s celebrate by bombing Libya: “The U.S. ambassador to the U.N. raised the possibility of ‘going beyond a no-fly zone,'” but didn’t specify when the United States would save all the oil from oppression — causing major blue balls in diplomatic circles. Remember two days ago when Barack Obama said he would wait and see if the Arab League supported a no-fly zone, before making a decision? Well … they support it now! And that means America has a mandate from Geezus himself to bring Freedom/Halliburton to Libya. It’s just like Eisenhower said it would be, in his fabled “farewell suckaz” address: “This country is ruled by war merchants. Also, in fifty years everyone will be fat and unemployed.” [CNN] Read more on SURPRISE: U.S. Wants More Than Just a No-Fly Zone In Libya!… Read more on SURPRISE: U.S. Wants More Than Just a No-Fly Zone In Libya!…
  it's morning in america

Karl Rove’s Scary Stories Helped Electorate Realize Obama Is Muslim

Every media personality and hologram agrees: Barack Obama was not reelected. He lost the election, sorry, goodbye! But who won? The easy answer is “America,” but don’t be rude: give credit where credit’s due! Scary Horror Stories won this election, and you could easily argue that Karl Rove’s piggy bank was also a big winner. Another unsung 9/11 hero: The US Chamber of Commerce, which funneled many millions of dollars into totally factual political ads targeting Democrats as anti-business baby snatchers. And these ads worked extremely well, so congratulations to the friendly mom-and-pop apple pie corner store lobbyists at the Chamber! What is that Winston Churchill quote? “Democracy is the worst form of government, except all the others that have been tried. Ha ha, but really folks, American Democracy is the worst.” And then a V-2 rocket hit his house, or something. [Business Week] Read more on Karl Rove’s Scary Stories Helped Electorate Realize Obama Is Muslim… Read more on Karl Rove’s Scary Stories Helped Electorate Realize Obama Is Muslim…
  sex sells or something

TODAY IN POLITICS: Kirsten Gillibrand Is a Total Babe

Hello, welcome to Tuesday Afternoon: Politico reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) gave Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) “an unusual form of praise” at a closed-door fundraiser. Said Reid: “We in the Senate refer to Sen. Gillibrand as the hottest member.” Read more on TODAY IN POLITICS: Kirsten Gillibrand Is a Total Babe…
  he does love predator drones

Is Obama Man Enough To Keep Killing With Remote-Controlled Robots?

Probably not, because he is a remorseless worrywart when it comes to “legality” and “morality”: As this thing Team Obama won’t call the War on Terror spreads to the Horn of Africa, we’re increasingly going to need drones to send Islamists to their 72 virgins. Trouble is, President Obama may yet go wobbly about the legality and morality of remote-controlled killings, which some in his inner circles have long opposed. That would be a dangerous mistake. Read more on Is Obama Man Enough To Keep Killing With Remote-Controlled Robots?…
  heavy petting?

Help the American Enterprise Institute Think Of Naughty Ways To Punish Julian Assange!

The American Enterprise Institute has been hemming and hawing over the important policy question, “Why won’t Julian Assange just die already?” Julian Assange, as you might recall, is the jerk from Wikileaks who tricked possibly hundreds of Americans into caring about the war in Afghanistan for maybe thirty seconds. Can’t you just let America watch its vampire sitcoms in peace, Mr. Julian Assange? No? Okay no problem we will just Predator Drone you, then. Read more on Help the American Enterprise Institute Think Of Naughty Ways To Punish Julian Assange!…
  Texas literature

Rick Perry Is So ‘Fed Up,’ He’s Writing a Bible About It

Clear a lil’ shelf room in your wood-paneled libraries, everybody, because President of Texas Rick Perry is writing a new book! It’s called Fed Up, and it teaches you how to hate the federal government like a Texan does (i.e., while wearing spurs). A rep from Perry’s publisher says that “when [Perry] speaks, millions listen,” so this book could inspire a new civil rights movement or even cause a world war between Texas and “the Beltway,” depending on how “fed up” people end up getting. Read more on Rick Perry Is So ‘Fed Up,’ He’s Writing a Bible About It…
  Declarations of Independence

Texas Is Famous This Week

Texas has arrived! Just look at the Newsweek cover, which blasts the state’s new marketing slogan, “Don’t Mess With Texas,” and features a picture of America’s oldest teenaged runaway, Rick Perry, showing off his indigenous footwear. (Free snake farm tickets for anyone who can decipher the boot hieroglyphics.) Inside there’s a bunch of articles about Texas, like this one about the wingnut-deluxes who always try to remove all the brown people from the social studies textbooks, and another that says everyone is moving to Texas now because it’s become America’s Camelot, MINUS state income taxes and PLUS independence. “‘I’m willing to tell anyone that will listen that the land of opportunity still exists in America, and it’s in Texas,” Newsweek reports Perry as saying all the time. Read more on Texas Is Famous This Week…
  rumors on the internets

Why Won’t John Edwards Ease The Suffering Of Goldman Sachs?

Jets fans are second-class citizens in Obama’s tyrannical One World Nation. [Hit & Run] Goldman Sachs made a disappointing five billion dollars in the fourth quarter. That’s what, maybe 20,000,000 eight balls? Heart-wrenching. [Daily Intel] Read more on Why Won’t John Edwards Ease The Suffering Of Goldman Sachs?…