Florida pastor cancels plan to burn Korans

The Washington Post The pastor of a small Florida church has canceled plans to burn copies of the Koran, an event that had drawn condemnation from religious leaders worldwide and prompted warnings from U.S. officials who said it might endanger troops stationed in Muslim countries. In a short statement outside his church, the Rev. Terry… More Florida pastor cancels plan to burn Korans

Obama weighs in on Quran burning, Rahm

MSNBC President Obama called the proposed Quran burning a “stunt” and a “recruitment bonanza for Al Qaeda” that “could greatly endanger our great young men and women in uniform.” “I hope he listens to those better Angels and understands that this is a destructive act that he’s engaging in,” Obama said of Florida pastor Terry… More Obama weighs in on Quran burning, Rahm

The Sooner Rahm Leaves, the Better for Obama

Actually, I couldn’t agree with the columnist more.  From the onset, I was not happy with the POTUS’ choice for his Chief-of-Staff.  Mr. Emanuel seemed a bit far right of President Obama on most legislative issues. The author of the following article, Ari Berman makes the case for Mr. Emanuel to make a graceful exit: The Notion… More The Sooner Rahm Leaves, the Better for Obama

The Cost of War

Mario Piperni The numbers are staggering.  Since 2001, the two wars have cost almost $1.1 trillion dollars. Iraq:  $745 billion Afghanistan:  $330 billion Meanwhile, Republicans are making noise about the President’s jobs plan to spend $50 billion on the country’s infrastructure.  ‘Too much for nothing’ is what they’re saying.  Well, to put things into perspective,… More The Cost of War

Ancient Nubians added antibiotics to beer

America Blog So the discoveries in 1928 and 1948 were only a few thousand years after the Nubians were widely using antibiotics to address various illnesses. Let’s see if the history books are correctly updated. The first of the modern day tetracyclines was discovered in 1948. It was given the name auereomycin, after the Latin word ‘aerous,’ which means… More Ancient Nubians added antibiotics to beer

Gallup – Ooops!

  The Field – Al Giordano The Gallup polling company, which set off a week’s media cycle of Chicken Little squawking among Democrats – and triumphant drape-measuring by Republicans – in the US with its August 30 declarations about a supposedly “historic” advantage for the latter party in the upcoming Congressional midterm elections, is now walking… More Gallup – Ooops!

Controversy Roils The Crazy – Even The Mosque-Hatingest Of Mosque-Haters Think Koran Burning Is A Bad Idea

“Sorting out the craziest…” TPM Muckraker As Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center gets ready to burn copies of the Koran at his Gainesville, Florida church this Saturday (September 11), many national voices are calling for him to change his plans. House Minority Leader John Boehner, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), and RGA Chairman… More Controversy Roils The Crazy – Even The Mosque-Hatingest Of Mosque-Haters Think Koran Burning Is A Bad Idea

Obama’s Boehnerific Cleveland Speech (VIDEO)

Perhaps it might be a mistake to write this president off, just yet… TPM DC President Obama called out House Minority Leader John Boehner by name no less than eight times during his speech in Cleveland this afternoon. That’s not how Obama usually operates. During last Monday’s Labor Day address, Obama only went so far… More Obama’s Boehnerific Cleveland Speech (VIDEO)