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President Obama had one tough room on the eve of 9-11

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But then the facts, truthiness in general disarray and a handful of side Dish issues are piled on our President to juggle as well.

This president has tried to use diplomacy, factual accounts and evidence … for whatever The Goppers deserve. If only the Tea Party could be Poofed.

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From Bloomberg News.

Some catch-up from Vox -- was very grounded.

From Vox:

My fellow Americans - tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL.

As Commander-in-Chief, my highest priority is the security of the American people. Over the last several years, we have consistently taken the fight to terrorists who threaten our country. We took out Osama bin Laden and much of al Qaeda's leadership in Afghanistan and Pakistan. We've targeted al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen, and recently eliminated the top commander of its affiliate in Somalia. We've done so while bringing more than 140,000 American troops home from Iraq, and drawing down our forces in Afghanistan, where our combat mission will end later this year. Thanks to our military and counterterrorism professionals, America is safer.

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Remember the golden years of mockery W inspired? I think we've gotten dumber, as Lewis Black predicted when the Lipton Brigadiers arrived.

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Los Regressive Righties Want to Replace Obama with Putin or P.M. Cameron

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In a pre-pimp for his own show Fox News Sunday, the disappointing Chris Wallace had a remarkably large heap of steaming Obama Blame to shovel in on Fox and Friends Weekend.

The Curvy Couch of Ick at Fox Noise urged him on and then proceeded to launch into their own non-truthiness and spin. Quelle surpreeze.

Video below, there's time to make a Bloody Mary - you're gonna' need it. We won't catch Wallace's own show until 2 p.m. EST, so watch this space. [As Maddow and GottaLaff say when wisely tipping us off.]

From Fox online, don your Wellies, further bloviation about both Iraq and the hallucinated lack of Feck. [Those feckers.]

The contrast between Friday’s press conference in London by British Prime Minister David Cameron and Thursday’s White House remarks by President Obama could not have been starker.

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Mr. Cameron delivered a robust assessment of the scale of the Islamist threat to Great Britain and to the free world.

Well you know who was born swimming in feck … B Actor/Reagan and Dumbass DubDub-Dubbuyuh, that's who.

And how did that pair turn out for all of us normal folks? The poverty stricken and disappearing middle class sure need to be looked out by someone … these three excepted. (Nothing against Cameron, but he seems to have two full hands.

And I bet each had a section of their wardrobes dedicated to pristine tan summer wear.

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Now the Rightie Putin love is almost implausible, but defying the plausible is part of their Fvx Platinum Denial Program.

Perhaps half-Governor Sarah Palin does spend a lot of time on her porch, cleaning long-guns in pumps.

 

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Dep't. of Our Bad! 11-year-old detainee is U.S. citizen

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So didja hear the one about the 11-year-old boy who spent more than a month at a New Mexico detention? Turns out he was a U.S. citizen! What a knee-slapper, amIright ladies and germs?

Via the Los Angeles Times:

An 11-year-old boy — one of hundreds who have been shuttled to an immigration detention facility in the middle of the New Mexican desert — was released this week after it was discovered that he is a U.S. citizen, according to the child's attorney. [...]

There have also been reports of abuses and inadequate access to attorneys, healthcare and food at new detention facilities, specifically in Artesia.

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This child was held prisoner for more than a month. More than a month.

Laura Lichter, an immigration attorney and former president of American Immigration Lawyers Assn. who provides free legal counsel to detainees, said this:

"I think the fact that a U.S. citizen was detained and for this long before anyone actually realized that there was even the possibility that they had detained a U.S. citizen shows you just how little respect and attention is being given to people's cases... What this shows you is that there really is no due process here and that the system is only working in a way to deport people from the country. It is not working to protect people's claims."

Human rights, schuman schmights. Justice, schmustice. All that counts is rounding up as many of them "illegals" as possible who have that weird, non-white skin color. Throw 'em all in the hoosegow, pack 'em into a bus, and boot 'em out of our monochromatic Amurika. Who cares if they're citizens? They look different!

What's that? We've never been a monochromatic nation?

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Family values, my ass.

Freedom, my ass.

Exceptional, my ass.

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President Obama Met With Central American Leaders - Fvx Nation Freaks

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Oh would some power the giftie gie us, to see ourselves as others see us.

~ Robert Burns

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When you get down, way, way  underneath whichever gratuitous level of bullshite the Regressive Right is forking up this month, you can spy the real issues that need addressing at our borders: key economic reasons.

Said issues are frequently buried under whatever red-meat frenzy is currently being spotted and hyped by the Fox Noise Hysteria Periscope and whomever Morning Schmoe chooses to add frothing from over at messnbc mornings.

Elizabeth Warren, for good reason a Progressive It Candidate, has been a vocal champion of the kind of action President Obama took this week … and that's why so many of us champion her.

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This thoughtful president chose not to suit up in combat gear, climb into a helicopter with a presumably-armed Governor-General Good Hair Perry and get his picture taken in staccato unison by photographers there to snap him … NOT the humanitarian crisis at hand.

It was an Obama decision:  pragmatic, active yet not drastic, and assumes that we have equal partners in these massive matters of bubbles, booms, recessions and the flow of humanity they attract, then throw back from our shores.

It also makes sense. Which is anathema to a Regressive Right held hostage by Palin, Hannity and Limpbaugh's Tea Party.

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The GOP is proven to be hideous at paying for things, only Obama and Clinton brought deficits down and got us out of conflicts, more than into them. The Right became hysterical in extremis when they realized they had blown the entire cookie jar on Defense and Terrorism and reacted with every xenophobic, self-serving iota of their fully loaded (shekels and bullets galore) selves … it must be communism!

Cuz … Putin.

Then Putin has the annoying and extremely untimely nerve to ratchet up the pissing contest that Reagan is credited by his fervent idolizers for having somehow 'won'.

The GOP decided to formally adopt Israel from sometime after Ron Ron's star peaked until their Rapture … surely, we must be in Armageddon now, gauging the shrill hysteria and panic over at Fvx Nation.

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In the meantime, here's a surprisingly edifying few minutes from Morning Joe Schmoe -- there was a substantive look at what is happening at the borders, and why President Obama's hosting of the Central American leaders is significant on many fronts. From MSNBC.

And for your compare and WTF(??!!??) moment, here's how the delusional crew at Fox Noise responded to the sitting president doing something practical and statesmanlike by meeting with the leaders of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatomala.

[As always, complimentary Orvis waders and Method™ Antibacterial Troll Spray by the front door.]

Hannity, still high from his own trip to Texass, let Governor Good Hair Rick Perry rant at will.



The Journal Editorial Report, featuring WSJ's Paul Gigot, required three Fvx slash Wall Street Journal pundits to bash President Obama while giving Perry and Paul the Younger all kinds of love for their alleged Feck.

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