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The MAN from HAPPY B.I.R.T.H.DAY

Tomorrow is David’s birthday!  Let’s all celebrate with some C.A.K.E.!

The M.A.N. from H.A.P.P.Y. B.I.R.T.H.D.A.Y.

Today is David’s Birthday!  Let’s all celebrate his day of birth with birthday cake!

 

Political Cartoon of the Week

Here is today’s political cartoon of the week, submitted by noted political cartoonist, I. P. “Ip” Freely.

 

Japan Dead at 8,450: Japan Missing at 13,000: Nuclear Crisis Remains Serious

Nothing can be said to be “good” news:

Rikuzentakata fire chief: ‘I spend all day looking for the bodies of my firemen’

Electricity has been restored to three reactors at the Japanese nuclear plant wrecked by fire and explosions after the 11 March quake and tsunami.

However the cooling systems are not yet operating, and [...]

Oh Fuk! Nuclear Crisis in Japan Mounts

Following a devastating tsunami, radioactivity from failing nuclear power plants is brewing in Japan:

The emergency flooding of two stricken reactors with seawater and the resulting steam releases are a desperate step intended to avoid a much bigger problem: a full meltdown of the nuclear cores in two reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power [...]

NPR: Nutty, Petty Rubes

NPR still has some of the best radio-news programming in the world.  However, like any other large organization, there are nutty, petty rubes.  Unfortunately, some of those are in the highest offices, as the recent NPR scandal reveals:

NPR president and CEO Vivian Schiller resigned Wednesday in the wake of comments by a fellow executive [...]

Caught on Tape: Electoral Fraud in Afghanistan

Of course:

On the audiotape, two men are heard speaking in Dari, with the distinct accent of the western city of Herat, as they negotiate terms for rigging more than a dozen races in Afghan’s parliamentary elections.One of the men, according to the country’s Independent Election Commission, is Abdul Rashid Irshad, a low-level functionary in [...]

Roundaboutaphobia

Roundaboutaphobia:  The fear of traffic patterns called roundabouts. 

Should we be scared?

Modern roundabouts are ring-shaped intersections through which traffic flows in a counterclockwise pattern. Cars entering a roundabout must yield to those already inside.

The Department of Transportation does not keep statistics on roundabouts, but experts agree that they are proliferating rapidly. They point [...]

Yeah, Right.

Uh-huh.  Just a misunderstanding.

Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Monday that an Iranian arms shipment intercepted in Nigeria was a “misunderstanding” that had been settled. Nigeria says the shipment of artillery rockets and other weapons, which were labeled as building supplies and found in Lagos, Nigeria, last month, may have been on the way to [...]

Two People Who Dislike Obama and His Policies Do Not Want Obama to Run in 2012

If you read the Washington Post headline:

Opinion | One and done: To be a great president, Obama should not seek reelection in 2012

and then read what they say:

We do not come to this conclusion lightly. But it is clear, we believe, that the president has largely lost the consent of the governed.

[...]

Dear Liberals: You Will Sorely Miss President Obama After You Run Him Out of Town

I write this for so-called liberals and others who voted for Obama.  I do not intend this for conservatives or Tea Partyers or others who hate Obama with a passion not seen since the 2004 presidential election, when coffee-house snubs snickered over Bush jokes and blog-wailed about how Bush was destroying the foundations of America.

[...]

TERROR BABIES TERRORIZE THE STUPID

State Representative Debbie Riddle and U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert, two incredibly, incredibly stupid politicians, are pushing the idea of “terror babies:”

Regular viewers of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360″ will recognize that term as referring to children born on U.S. soil to illegal immigrants. The children are automatically granted U.S. citizenship under the 14th Amendment and [...]

Maes, Tea-Party Candidate for Governor of Colorado, Sees U.N. Conspiracy

Enter the world of Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes.  He thinks that the Mayor of Denver is plotting to have the U.N. take-over Denver:

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is warning voters that Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s policies, particularly his efforts to boost bike riding, are “converting Denver into a United Nations community… This [...]

Weird Things in the 2010 Russian Spy Story

Weird things in the story about 11 spies reporting to Moscow:

President Barack Obama last week took Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to his favorite hamburger joint, which turned out to be just blocks from the Arlington, Va., apartment building where one of the alleged Russian secret agents lived.

How do we know this is Obama’s [...]

Oops! Karl Rove’s Memoir

In his upcoming memoir, “Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight,” Karl Rove says his biggest mistake during the Iraq War was that he failed to stop the “Bush lied” narrative after WMD never materialized:

The new book by Mr. Rove, who served as senior adviser and deputy chief of staff in [...]