Friday, November 20, 2015
“For some reason no one talks about Libya anymore.” Altrios
One More Time: The eight terrorists identified so far in the Paris attacks all have EU passports. They were not refugees. Could someone please get a memo to the GOP clown car?
Sound Bite: “And once and for all, the Saudis, the Qataris and others need to stop their citizens from directly funding extremist organizations as well as the schools and mosques around the world that have set too many young people on a path to radicalization.... Saudi financing is still a major source of revenue for terrorist groups inside Syria, inside Iraq, elsewhere.” Hillary Clinton So is indirectly funding extremists acceptable?
Possibly: The US has so many Middle Eastern enemies that the Pentagon may have to bomb Israel just to cover all the bases.
Drumroll Please: Republicans have pushed a bill through the House which requires “strict screening” for Syrian refugees, without specifying what that might mean on top of the 18 month-long process currently in place. Doesn't matter, Obama will veto it if it limps past the Senate. Then the GOPers will attach it to a spending bill and try to bring down the government. And fail. It's all theater.
In The Books: Global temperature rise in 2015 guarantees that 2015 will become the warmest year in recorded history. Until next year.
Self-Imposed Plague: Scientists are very concerned about the possibility of a world ravaged by antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, after finding bacteria in humans and livestock in China that are resistant to colistin – the antibiotic of last resort. Bacteria becoming completely resistant to available treatments could plunge medicine back into the dark ages.
Calling Dr. Pauling: Researchers report that high doses of vitamin C kills cancer cells in mice.
Fact-Free Education: The Texas Board of Education says it does not want teachers fact-checking the textbooks creationist religious idiots have forced on the state.
Note: SAR is trying to steer clear of all of the claptrap coming from the Right concerning Syrian refugees. It is simply them feeding the crazies in their corner and – other than proving their complete incompetence to govern – means nothing. I might post a one-pager this weekend just running down the jokes...
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 7:34 AM