Former Vice President Dick Cheney criticized the Obama administration on Tuesday for its handling of the September 11, 2012 terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, calling it ‘a failure of leadership.’ Cheney said U.S. leaders should have been better prepared for violence on the anniversary of the al-Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001.
‘They should have been ready before anything ever happened,’ Cheney told MailOnline exclusively during a party in Georgetown celebrating the launch of a new book by former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
Beck doesn’t want something to be true. So it isn’t true. And since nobody else can see the “connections” that he sees, they are dishonest. And even though there is absolutely no evidence beyond the fact that a man killed himself in the Houston airport on hour ago, it must be a conspiracy. And even if that isn’t true, it will be soon. Because Liberals.
Fox News suggested that an attack in Syria might have involved chemical weapons from Iraq, pushing a conspiracy theory that Saddam Hussein hid WMD in other countries prior to the Iraq war. Fox made a similar claim just two days ago.
The Vatican’s plan to call the retiring pontiff Benedict XVI “Pope Emeritus” hit a snag today, in the form of a threatened lawsuit by an Oakland-based rapper who has been recording under that name since 2006.
“I don’t care who he is, I ain’t let nobody mess with my brand,” said Mr. Emeritus, who prior to 2006 recorded under the name Notorious P.O.P.E.
While the Vatican said it was unaware that Mr. Emeritus had already claimed the name seven years ago, the Oakland rapper scoffed at that idea: “They should have done what I did before I picked it out: Google it.”
Furious at what he is calling a clear case of trademark infringement, Mr. Emeritus said that he has no intention of stepping aside for the former pontiff: “He’s the one who should step aside. Call himself P. Biddy or something. This is wack, yo.”
The BBC is reporting today that former president George HW Bush has had his private email account hacked. The hacker stole a number of emails and photographs from the former president and posted them to the web. The correspondence includes messages from the former president’s son, George W. Bush.
Unable to face the reality of being outnumbered by colored people in their own country, Republicans are working on a variety of utopian redoubts. Glenn Beck’s got one. There’s also the Citadel, a walled community nestled in the mountains of Idaho where every citizen must carry a firearm. For Libertarians with their sea legs, there’s the off-shore micro-nation being created by the Seasteading Institute.
America was originally a spinoff of the long-running England. Airing from the 1776-77 season through today, America focuses on a small ensemble of white people using things in the ground to become rich or kill brown people. A sprawling dramedy, it combines all of the loose plot points of a Tyler Perry sitcom with all the fun of being white.
Ostentatious super Christians at the helm of the Hobby Lobby stores have made good on their threats to pay $1,000,000 fees per day so that they can deny women federally mandated birth control benefits.
US Airways denied serving alcohol to the 19-year-old son of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, and the grandson of former presidential candidate Ron Paul, who was arrested Saturday morning at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Police said William Hilton Paul, of Bowling Green, Ky., was traveling early Saturday from Lexington, Ky., to Charlotte.
When the plane landed about 10:49 a.m., Paul was charged with consuming beer/wine underage, disorderly conduct and being intoxicated and disruptive.
There are things that a person can say that should forever disqualify them from serving in a position of authority. This is one of those things:
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee attributed the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in part to restrictions on school prayer and religious materials in the classroom.
“We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we have systematically removed God from our schools,” Huckabee said on Fox News, discussing the murder spree that took the lives of 20 children and 6 adults in Newtown, CT that morning. “Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage?”
President Obama is using a Cold War-era mind-control technique known as “Delphi” to coerce Americans into accepting his plan for a United Nations-run communist dictatorship in which suburbanites will be forcibly relocated to cities. That’s according to a four-hour briefing delivered to Republican state senators at the Georgia state Capitol last month.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says a “scheduling error” is to blame after he missed a Senate hearing on the attacks in Benghazi on Tuesday and instead held a press conference where he called for an investigation into those same attacks.
CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash reported on Thursday that Ted Barrett, the network’s Senate producer, had an “intense very angry exchange” with McCain when he asked about why the senator had missed the hearing.
The campaign for 2016 begins today. And the lesson here for Republicans is that they shouldn’t put up such moderate candidates for office. What they need is a purifying fire. They need candidates who are even more stridently against birth control, equal pay, immigrants, gays, and people of color.
Dinesh D’Souza, spokesman for the mentally colonized and the auteur behind the film Obama 2016, is in a bit of a pickle:
Earlier this week, Christian publication World Magazine published an article that said D’Souza had been spotted at a Christian gathering in South Carolina in September sharing a hotel room with a woman, Denise Joseph, who is not his wife. The magazine said D’Souza filed for divorce the same day he was confronted by a World reporter.
Mr. Romney’s team has concluded that debates are about creating moments and has equipped him with a series of zingers that he has memorized and has been practicing on aides since August. His strategy includes luring the president into appearing smug or evasive about his responsibility for the economy.
A Washington Post reporter travels to a McDonald’s restaurant to ask patrons about the new calorie disclosures that now appear on the menu board. Before, the calorie content of your large fries and chocolate shake was a mystery; but when you order a Big Mac today, you are confronted with the fact that it contains 550 calories. But what do the customers think?
The reporter discovers that most of the customers didn’t notice or care. But the reporter did find one customer who had noticed the calorie labels:
Dick Nigon of Sterling, Va.. He and his wife, Lea, had stopped by McDonald’s after seeing an exhibit at the Renwick Gallery. Dick had ordered for the couple, noticed the calorie labels and liked them.
“I like that you have the information before you order,” he told me, when I asked about the labels. “It’s better than some kind of government health mandate in Obamacare.”
I told him that the calorie labels were, in fact, a government health mandate in Obamacare.
“Well that changes things a bit,” he responded. “I thought this was more of a voluntary sort of thing. Now I’m not quite sure how I feel about it.”
It’s a good idea when the corporation decides to do it of its own accord. But it isn’t good if the government asks you to do it. Especially if it’s in Obamacare.