Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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BENGHAZI! BENGHAZI! BENGHAZI!

Don't expect any remorse or apology from the partisans who kept pushing the lie that there was a cover-up. The House, conveniently after elections, has found there was no cover-up nor was there an intelligence failure in the Benghazi tragedy. The only intelligence failure was the lie pushed by conservative bloggers and FAUX NOOZ.

Click on the headline below to read the story.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Science Blog




"Published on Nov 7, 2014 The surface of the sun from October 14th to 30th, 2014, showing sunspot AR 2192, the largest sunspot of the last two solar cycles (22 years). 

During this time sunspot AR 2191 produced six X-class and four M-class solar flares. The animation shows the sun in the ultraviolet 304 ångström wavelength, and plays at a rate of 52.5 minutes per second. 

It is composed of more than 17,000 images, 72 GB of data produced by the solar dynamics observatory (http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/) + (http://www.helioviewer.org/).

This animation has be rendered in 4K, and resized to the Youtube maximum resolution of 3840×2160. The animation has been rotated 180 degrees so that south is "up". The audio is the 'heartbeat' of the sun, processed from SOHO HMI data by Alexander G. Kosovichev. 

Image data courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams."Image processing and animation by James Tyrwhitt-Drake." --YouTube






Saturday, November 22, 2014

TO THE RABID BENGHAZI HYSTERICS: YOU WERE ALL WRONG!






The Republican led House committee investigating the Benghazi tragedy for the last two years has found there was:


NO COVER-UP


NO CONSPIRACY

NO STAND DOWN ORDER


NO MISSTEPS


NO INTELLIGENCE FAILURE.



The hard-right bloggers, pundits, and squash-headed commentators @FAUX NOOZ will now all admit that they participated in a cirque l'ignorance in service to smearing not only then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but the entire Obama Administration. 

Right.  

When compact balls of ice have a chance of being formed in Hell.



The reports linked to below vindicate the Obama Administration and show us all that the crowd that screamed BENGHAZI! for the last 2 1/2 years was all about lies and political slander and never the truth.



House panel finds no intelligence failure in Benghazi attacks

The seventh Benghazi investigation is out, finds there was no intelligence failure



 No stand down order or military missteps in Benghazi attack, GOP-controlled intel panel finds


House Intelligence Committee's Benghazi Report Torches Conspiracy Theories


Go read Charlie Pierce's take-down of the crazy wingnut conspiracy fevers.

 




GOPers and Benghazi


Now we await the right wing bloggers and others to admit that they pursued this whole unhappy debacle only for political purposes and to smear Secretary Clinton and President Obama.

Waiting...waiting...waiting...


Friday, November 21, 2014

HERE'S SOME STUPID FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND DINNER



Here's some STUPID for breakfast, lunch, and dinner:


BREAKFAST:




Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a leader in the anti-immigrant movement, said during his Sunday radio program that it’s possible that a Hispanic majority in the U.S. could conduct an “ethnic cleansing.” 

 Kobach made his remarks in response to a caller who asked, “What happens, if you know your history, when one culture or one race or one religion overwhelms another culture or race?”


LUNCH:


“By ignoring the will of the American people, President Obama has cemented his legacy of lawlessness and squandered what little credibility he had left," Boehner said in a statement on Thursday.


To:   John Boehner                         From:  American people


Re:   Will of the American people

We overwhelmingly supported and asked for background checks and minimum wage increase legislation.  You ignored us.  Are you, therefore, lawless?  Does the "will of the American people" only count when your party says it does?

We call bullpuckey on your silly tantrum.





DINNER:


House Republicans just passed a bill forbidding scientists from advising the EPA on their own research 

The "reform" measure makes room for industry-funded experts on the EPA's advisory board


"Speaking on the House floor Tuesday, Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., summed up what was going on: “I get it, you don’t like science,” he told bill sponsor Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah. “And you don’t like science that interferes with the interests of your corporate clients. But we need science to protect public health and the environment.” 

 The House, alas, is staying the course, voting this week on two other bills aimed at impeding the EPA, including one that prevents the agency from relying on what it calls “secret science” in crafting its regulations — but which in reality, opponents argue, would effectively block the EPA from adopting any new rules to protect public health. The trio, wrote Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, in an editorial for the Hill, represents “the culmination of one of the most anti-science and anti-health campaigns I’ve witnessed in my 22 years as a member of Congress.” The White House has threatened to veto all three." 



And here's some dessert to go with the STUPID for lunch and dinner:




Soon-To-Be Nevada Speaker Said Democrats Are The “Master” Of The “Simple Minded Darkies” 

"One of the results of the GOP ‘wave’ during the recent midterm elections was that a number of state legislatures flipped over to Republican majorities.


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[Ira Hansen, Nevada's new conservative Speaker of the House] "...wrote that blacks are not grateful enough to white people for ending slavery. “The lack of gratitude and the deliberate ignoring of white history in relation to eliminating slavery is a disgrace that Negro leaders should own up to.” Of course, Hansen didn’t limit his bigotry to blacks during his column’s history. Hispanics and Latinos were targeted quite a bit as Hansen constantly complained about gang violence and laid the blame on the Latino community. He also claimed, without any evidence, that an increase in Hispanics at a high school was causing more tuberculosis cases in the area. As far as women, Hansen blamed the “women’s liberation movement” on society’s ills." 


This is how the TeaPublicans reach out to women and minorities -- by insulting them.






Watch this space for more STUPID for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

h/t Charles Pierce