After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday.
Upon further reflection, and after meeting with the President of MSNBC, I have tendered my resignation. It is my sincere hope that all of my colleagues, at this special network, will be allowed to focus on the issues that matter without the distraction of myself or my ill-judged comments.
I deeply regret what was said, will endeavor to work hard at making constructive contributions in the future and will always have a deep appreciation for our viewers – who are the smartest, most compassionate and discerning of all television audiences. I would also wish to express deepest gratitude to my immediate colleagues, and our contributors, all of whom have given so much of themselves to our broadcast.’
Good News: Truck Carrying Radioactive Material Stolen in Mexico, Could Be Used in Dirty Bomb – Updated
A truck carrying radioactive material was boosted south of the border in Tijuana, Mexico. Experts say the cargo could be used to make a dirty bomb:
The U.N. nuclear agency warned that a truck carrying a potentially “extremely dangerous” radioactive substance has been stolen in Mexico and its load could be used to build a so-called dirty bomb, a weapon that combines radioactive material with conventional explosives.
The International Atomic Energy Agency said the truck was carrying cobalt-60, which is used for radiotherapy treatment to combat cancer. An agency statement Wednesday said the truck was stolen Monday while taking the material to a radioactive waste storage center from the northern city of Tijuana.
The atomic agency said the heist occurred in Tepojaco, a town less than 40 miles outside of Mexico City, describing the load as “extremely dangerous” if damaged or removed from its protective shielding.
Not to worry, though.
As we know, thanks to former Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano, the souther border is more secure than ever.
The cobalt-60 was found:
exico’s nuclear safety director says that missing radioactive cobalt-60 has been found near where the stolen truck transporting the material was abandoned in central Mexico state.
Meanwhile, the border is still open.
Arkansas Democrat and Obamacare evangelist Sen. Mark Pryor released an ad that has to be seen to be believed:
The Bible is his compass, so forget all about his Obamacare vote, Arkansas.
That’s how stupid he think Arkansas voters are, apparently.
Now, I may make some jokes about Arkansas, but being from Missouri, I have to tell you it’s state law. We’re allowed to rotate Iowa and Nebraska into the mix in northwest Missouri, but Arkansas is the favored target.
Even so, I don’t think you’re that stupid. It’ll take more than some pancake make-up and the Good Book to make you forget about Pryor’s dance with the Obamacare devil.
Final word from Allahpundit:
Hat Tip: The Right Scoop
Millions of people across America are getting letters from their insurance companies, explaining to them that the coverage they had and appreciated has been deemed “substandard” by the moral busy-bodies in Washington.
In other words, their insurance is canceled.
However, the Democratic leader of the Senate, Harry Reid, gave his staff the go ahead to keep their sweet government health insurance plans:
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of Obamacare’s architects and staunchest supporters, is also the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the law’s new exchanges.
This is in direct contradiction to what he said before:
In September, Reid told reporters, “Let’s stop these really juvenile political games — the one dealing with health care for senators and House members and our staff. We are going to be part of exchanges, that’s what the law says and we’ll be part of that.”
The lying continues.
If you like your insurance, you can keep it.
If you like your doctor, you can keep it.
We’re totally going to join the exchange.
Facts are a seed that can find no purchase in the Obama White House.
CNN White House correspondent Brianna Keilar reported Tuesday that the Obamacare website did not handle 50,000 simultaneous users Monday as the Obama administration had claimed.
“Turns out it really topped out somewhere between 30,000 and 40,000,” she said. “Some of those problems still being acknowledged by the White House.”
President Obama is going to start talking about the income gap, because it’s not Obamacare:
President Barack Obama wants to draw attention to the income gap between rich and poor in an economic address meant to both spur short-term congressional action and help set the agenda for the remainder of his presidency.
Ah, yes. The income gap.
Here’s the thing: under Obama, it’s only gotten worse:
The difference between America’s median and average wages grew at a rate of 0.28 percent under President Bush, while it’s grown at a rate of 1.14 percent — or about four times that — under Obama, according to The New York Times.
That’s right. Obama is going to start preaching about the need to fix a problem that’s grown at quadruple the rate under him as it did under Bush.
But he’ll totally fix it now, because…
A leftist Mexican blog is attacking conservative blogger SooperMexican because he blogs anonymously.
You would think that such a self-proclaimed Internet celebrity would want to reveal his/her identity. Maybe add to your his/her credibility, but as we soon discovered, the Soop has become a caricature of his/her former brilliance, his/her role limited to being the symbolic “Mexican friend” so many so-called conservatives want to have around. Meh.
And now he/she is getting notoriety, having been published with his/her anonymous byline in outlets such as Fox News Latino and Independent Journal Review. Both outlets seem to have no problem allowing an anonymous person to write for them. You would think that those types of outlets would actually have the integrity to at least be transparent about his/her identity.
This is so sad.
This is one of the more classic logical fallacies. Attack to the man:
It’s also a
Since they cannot refute his writing, they attack him personally and try to distract their readers. It’s really an insult, not to SooperMexican, but to anyone who frequents their site. They’re saying, “We know you’re no smarter than Dug from “Up,” so look, “SQUIRREL!” Only in this case, the squirrel is the fact that someone writes under a pseudonym.
And then, they go for an ad hominem hat trick, questioning his Mexicanity (yes, I made that up. SooperMexican would approve), calling him a coward and then calling him a bully:
…if a profile stays anonymous and is not sharing his/her identity, we are just left to wonder if Soop is even Mexican to begin with. Sure, we have met plenty of hardcore extreme Mexicans, but unlike Soop, we know these people’s names. Soop just wants to hide. Like a coward. With no… well, you know what he/she might be lacking.
Instead, it is just too easy for Soop to keep reveling in bullying.
There are reasons people write anonymously. Valid reasons.
People go after people personally. I’ve seen people go after someone’s job for something they wrote.
Not wanting people to know who you are is a smart move for some.
What matters isn’t the identity of the person, but the validity of their premise. Since LatinoRebels.com can’t beat Soop’s premise, they attack him.
And not only that, they’re doing it by using homophobic tweets to attack him:
Now, I don’t speak Spanish, so I hit up the Google Translate and got this:
That’s not helpful, so I enlisted some folks on Facebook to help.
Here’s what they said:
In the first, he tells him to go suck cock and then calls him a disgrace to his people, and says never take the mask off. The second he says he’s there whenever he wants to come at him, and apologizes for thinking he could talk like a man, then says never take the mask off.
Only Alec Baldwin could say something more homophobic than that.
This is typical for the left. Their arguments have centuries of failure tethered to them, so they have to resort to personal attacks.
This time, they attacked SooperMexican’s masculinity, asserting he was gay.
It’s pitiful and sad. And if Soop had done it, he’d be attacked for it.
Will LatinoRebels be held accountable for their words? We’ll see.
It’s also important to note that the Mexican government says this is wrong:
Mexico’s Supreme Court narrowed that country’s allowable speech yesterday, determining in a 3-2 vote that two Spanish-language slurs used to disparage homosexuals were not protected under freedom of expression laws.
It was determined that the expressions maricones and puñal, just as they were used in this specific case, were not protected by the Constitution.
Same words Latino Rebels called “the best reply we have ever seen.”
Am I the only one who finds it hilarious that the article attacking Sooper Mexican for being an anonymous blogger features tweets from a supporter who is a member of Anonymous?
It’s been brought to my attention that this homophobe’s Twitter profile says, “sionismio destruye el mundo.”
Translation? ”Zionism destroys the world.”
So, aside from hating gays, he hates Jews too.
But SooperMexican is bad because he’s anonymous, or something.
This is too rich. The homophobe anti-Semite’s name is Lenin:
— α UMa A ★ (@dubhe0ne) December 2, 2013
After shoveling taxpayer money at energy companies to encourage them to turn America’s horizon into this,
now the federal government is waking up to the fact that windmills kill birds.
Lots of birds.
So, of course, when your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail:
The federal government Friday announced the first-ever criminal enforcement of bird-protection laws at a wind energy facility, fining a North Carolina-based energy giant $1 million for killing more than 150 migratory birds, including 14 golden eagles, at two Wyoming wind farms over the past few years.
The government’s plea agreement with Duke Energy Corp. could have broad legal implications as the Obama administration and the wind industry grapple with the ecological trade-offs of building commercial-scale wind farms across the landscape.
Friday’s penalty sends a clear message that wind farms, despite their climate benefits as a source of renewable energy, are no longer exempt from a 1918 law that protects more than 1,000 migratory bird species.
Energy companies who follow the federal government’s lead, take
their our money and build windmills can now be fined when some bird flies into the path of one of the blades.
I’m sure this will result in lower energy prices.
Meanwhile, in Alaska:
Just so we’re clear, I want to lay this out, because it’s sheer lunacy. We can’t develop the land in Alaska, where caribou are flourishing, but we’re going to subsidize these Golden Eagle killing machines and then fine the companies who own them when a bird dies.
Hat Tip: Say Anything