Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Truest statement of the week

In other words, the Obama administration: (1) told Congress it would not allow Iran access to U.S. financial institutions; (2) issued a special license allowing Iran to do exactly that; (3) unsuccessfully pressured U.S. banks to help Iran; (4) lied to Congress and the American people about what it had done; (5) admitted in internal emails that these efforts “exceeded” U.S. obligations under the nuclear deal; (6) sent officials, including bank regulators, around the world to urge foreign financial institutions to do business with Iran; and (7) promised that they would get nothing more than a slap on the wrist for violating U.S. sanctions.
How bad is this? Remove the words “Obama” and “Iran” and replace them with “Trump” and “Russia” and imagine the outrage that would ensue over the same revelations. Democrats would be holding news conferences, and the story would be front-page news.

We hear a lot these days from the media about the danger of presidential lies. Well, when it comes to the Iran deal, the Obama administration took lying to new heights. And no, that’s not Fake News.
-- Marc Thiessen, "Obama took lying to new heights with the Iran deal" (WASHINGTON POST).

A note to our readers

Hey --

Tuesday morning and we're finally done.

Let's thank all who participated this edition which includes Dallas and the following:

The Third Estate Sunday Review's Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess and Ava,
Rebecca of Sex and Politics and Screeds and Attitude,
Betty of Thomas Friedman Is a Great Man,
C.I. of The Common Ills and The Third Estate Sunday Review,
Kat of Kat's Korner (of The Common Ills),
Mike of Mikey Likes It!,
Elaine of Like Maria Said Paz),
Cedric of Cedric's Big Mix,
Ruth of Ruth's Report,
Wally of The Daily Jot,
Trina of Trina's Kitchen, Marcia of SICKOFITRDLZ,
Stan of Oh Boy It Never Ends,
Isaiah of The World Today Just Nuts,
and Ann of Ann's Mega Dub.

And what did we come up with?

One truest this week.
We'd say the fire was started by those who would benefit from it.
Ava and C.I. take on the so-called news media.
This is a reason to be outraged by the administration.
Bill Clinton's become the embarrassing relative who doesn't get that decades have passed him by.
He's a homophobe.
Continuing to note the book coverage in the community.
As the daughter of two lawyers, you'd think she'd know never to ask a question publicly that she doesn't the know the answer to.
That deeply disapointing Alyssa Milano.
What we listened to while writing.
From WSWS.
Green Party release.
Press release from Senator Johnny Isakson's office.
Press release from Senator Cassidy's office.

See you next week.


-- Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess, Ava and C.I.

Editorial: Who started the fire?

Iraq holds elections May 12th.  Some politicians -- including Prime Minister Hayder al-Abadi -- aren't happy with the results because they didn't do so good.  They demanded a recount.  On Sunday, one of the warehouses with the ballots was set on fire.

Who started the fire?

  1. Fire breaks out at Baghdad warehouse storing ballot boxes for Iraq's election recount

  1. Iraq’s outgoing parliament speaker calls for a repeat election after a storage site housing ballot boxes from May’s parliamentary election caught fire in Baghdad

  1. A video circulated by some Iraqi social media accounts show the aftermath of the fire that led to the ballot boxes with voting cards destroyed by the blaze... Sums up the situation in Iraq at the moment!

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  1. Iraq's Biggest Ballot Storage Facility Mysteriously Burns Down Ahead Of Vote Recount

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