10 things you need to know today: February 3, 2015

The Week 1.Second snowstorm hits already snow-covered Northeast Boston authorities postponed a victory celebration for the New England Patriots after their Super Bowl victory, moving it from Tuesday to Wednesday due to a record breaking winter storm. The second blizzard to hit the Northeast in a week dumped another foot of snow on Boston, which… More 10 things you need to know today: February 3, 2015

Obama-Castro redux: Image of a handshake, but a speech with a backhanded slap

The Twitter-verse other social media and right-wing blogs are abuzz over the handshake President Obama extended to Cuban Prime Minister Raul Castro. Right-wing politicians are the most vociferous of the lot.  It’s funny though because at least Mr. Castro accepted the gratuitous handshake.  Some GOP pols have expressed their disdain of simply being in the same… More Obama-Castro redux: Image of a handshake, but a speech with a backhanded slap

Arizona Tea Party Leader Scraps ‘Be Mein’ Hitler Valentines

We’re still sorting out the crazies… TPM Livewire Stephen Viramontes, the interim state director of the tea party group FreedomWorks in Arizona, canceled plans to distribute Valentine’s Day cards to lawmakers featuring various dictators who opposed anti-union legislation — but not before tweeting about the cards, the Arizona Capitol Times reports. Viramontes deleted those tweets, but… More Arizona Tea Party Leader Scraps ‘Be Mein’ Hitler Valentines

Piers Morgan, radio host who wants him deported face off

CNN The man who wants Piers Morgan deported for advocating gun control faced off with the CNN host on Morgan’s show Monday night, denouncing Morgan as “a hatchet man of the New World Order” and warning of a new American revolution. Radio talk show host Alex Jones backed a petition on the White House website… More Piers Morgan, radio host who wants him deported face off

GOP ‘Appalled’ Over Obama Granting Castro’s Daughter Visa, Ignores Trips Under Bush

Another case of Obama Derangement Syndrome… Think Progress When the State Department granted the head of Cuba’s National Center for Sex Education, Mariela Castro Espín, a visa to chair a panel on LGBT issues at the Latin American Studies Association in San Francisco later this week, the Republican response was as obvious as the Cuban… More GOP ‘Appalled’ Over Obama Granting Castro’s Daughter Visa, Ignores Trips Under Bush

Marco Rubio says Social Security and Medicare made Americans weak

Marco Rubio is a Tea Party darling and they are looking forward to him becoming the VP pick to whatever GOP nominee wins the nomination at their convention.  Thus, Rubio has to tow the party line. Daily Kos These programs actually weakened us as a people. You see, almost forever, it was institutions in society that assumed… More Marco Rubio says Social Security and Medicare made Americans weak

9/11 Conspiracy Theories Rife In Muslim World

Huffington Post About a week ago, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared to the United Nations that most people in the world believe the United States was behind the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. To many people in the West, the statement was ludicrous, almost laughable if it weren’t so incendiary. And surveys show that… More 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Rife In Muslim World

Fidel Castro: Osama Bin Laden Is A US Agent

I have no doubt that Castro’s statement will be dismissed as some “old washed-out commie nut-job” trying to get attention.  However, as I read the following article, it sounded pretty plausible to me.  In fact, it’s not the first time I’ve heard, seen or read this “theory” about Osama Bin-Laden. CBS News World (AP)  HAVANA (AP) –… More Fidel Castro: Osama Bin Laden Is A US Agent