The headline from The Onion: “Nation Horrified To Learn About War In Afghanistan While Reading Up On Petraeus Sex Scandal.”
WASHINGTON—As they scoured the Internet for more juicy details about former CIA director David Petraeus’ affair with biographer Paula Broadwell, Americans were reportedly horrified today upon learning that a protracted, bloody war involving U.S. forces is currently raging in the nation of Afghanistan.
If Iran had a nuclear weapon, would it use it? Of course not. That would be suicidal. Then why do the United States and Israel fear that Iran might create a nuclear bomb? That is the question Glenn Greenwald asked and answered today:
That Iran will use its nuclear weapons against the US and Israel is rather obviously the centerpiece of the fear-mongering campaign against Tehran, to build popular support for threats to launch an aggressive attack in order to prevent them from acquiring that weapon. So what, then, is the real reason that so many people in both the US and Israeli governments are so desperate to stop Iranian proliferation?
Every now and then, they reveal the real reason: Iranian nuclear weapons would prevent the US from attacking Iran at will, and that is what is intolerable. The latest person to unwittingly reveal the real reason for viewing an Iranian nuclear capacity as unacceptable was GOP Senator Lindsey Graham, one of the US’s most reliable and bloodthirsty warmongers.
This in ability of college graduates to get jobs is a huge problem. Check out this infographic.
And you find out here that debt collectors are licking their chops at the thought of bearing down on these debt-ridden college students.
What does this information from Open Secrets tell you about the candidates? Look whose employees are ponying up to put Mitt Romney into office. Goldman Sachs is #1. What does Goldman do for America? It sucks the lifeblood out of our country, with many politicians serving as its bought bitches. THAT’s the number one supporter of Mitt Romney.
For more on Goldman Sachs, check out Matt Taibbi’s writings, including this one.
On Facebook, I found the following image, which draws parallels between alleged relationships with God and abusive human relationships.
This image reminds me of a saying of GrumpyPilgrim: “God loves you like an abusive parent.” One of Grumpy’s favorite bits of “evidence” being the alleged fact that God set up the attractive nuisance of the tree of knowledge, then condemned humanity forever when Eve did exactly what God knew she was going to do.
I don’t know the identity of the author of the above image. I anyone knows, I’d like to give proper attribution.
Tom Hayden notes Republican obsessions with dredging up Barack Obama’s roots, and says it’s time to take a look at Mitt Romney’s Roots:
In conclusion: A Romney relative, the head of the Mormon temple in Chihuahua, was kidnapped along with another Mormon in probable retaliation for 1970s murders carried out by a son of the founder of Colonia LeBaron, the polygamous enclave that gave rise to George, and now Mitt, Romney.
Speaking of roots, Jason Drexler takes a look at the roots of Romney’s spiritual leader, con-man Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon religion.
From Huffpo, Bill Maher discusses Todd Akin’s religious fundamentalist thought process:
Here’s the only thing you need to know about Todd Akin and human anatomy: he’s an asshole. What I want to talk about is how it’s not a coincidence that the party of fundamentalism is also the party of fantasy. When I say religion is a mental illness, this is what I mean: it corrodes your mental faculties to the point where you can believe in tiny ninja warriors who hide in vaginas and lie in wait for bad people’s sperm.
Evangelicals might like to pretend that the magical thinking that they indulge in at home doesn’t affect what they do at the office, but it absolutely does. The brain that believes in angels and miracles and Jesus riding a dinosaur is trained to see the world not as it is, but as you want it to be.