Friday, March 19, 2010

News The World Doesn't Need

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic"Dominican police have arrested a fugitive who acted as the lawyer for U.S. missionaries accused of kidnapping 33 Haitian children. Jorge Puello initially served as the group's legal adviser and spokesman but authorities later said he was wanted for trafficking women and children in the U.S. and El Salvador."

And exactly what plans did these "Christians" have for the kids they kidnapped? On second thought, I think I'd rather not know.

And now this: "Dutch officials have reacted with anger and bemusement to the claim by a retired American general that their nation’s soldiers failed to prevent the Srebrenica massacre in 1995 in part because the presence of gay troops in the Dutch military had depleted the force’s morale."

Mm hmm. That sounds like sound military reasoning to me. I suspect that Hitler had a similar view of things on, say, April 27th, 1945.

And in religious news: "The German archdiocese led by the future Pope Benedict XVI ignored repeated warnings in the early 1980s by a psychiatrist treating a priest accused of sexually abusing boys that he should not be allowed to work with children, the psychiatrist said Thursday."

Oy. Those religious guys just can't keep their hands off the kids.

And now, closer to home: "Representative Paul Broun, Republican of Georgia: "If ObamaCare passes, that free insurance card that's in people's pockets is gonna be as worthless as a Confederate dollar after the War Between The States -- the Great War of Yankee Aggression."

The Great War of Yankee Aggression. I think I missed that one. Do you think he could be talking about Iraq?

And how about this one for a new high in lying: "Fox News, Drudge, Malkin Accused Obama of Making Up 2006 Hawaiian Earthquake"

Didn't try too hard to do your research on that one, huh, guys?

And of course, what would the health care fight be without one more Republican smear job? "A controversial health care memo allegedly circulated by Democrats that Dems say is a “hoax” was pushed to some reporters by the GOP leadership before its authenticity was verified or disproven, an email chain sent my way shows. But it’s unclear as of yet what the source of the memo is or that it’s definitely a hoax. The memo, first reported by Politico and Big Government and pushed hard by Drudge, allegedly shows the Dem leadership telling rank and file Dems to stay hush-hush about a scheme for a “doc fix” later this year that, in essence, would make the bill’s deficit-reduction meaningless. After Dems alleged to TPM that the memo is fake, Politico pulled down the story. A GOP aide pointed out that the memo “has circulated widely in the lobbying community” and “no one has proven that it is a fake.”

No one has proven that this one was fake either:

So there, jerks.

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