So much coolness in one room
A U.S. citizen who is allegedly a member of Al-Qaeda is actively planning attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials said, and the Obama administration is wrestling with the question of whether to kill him with a drone strike – and how to do so legally under its new and stricter targeting policy issued last year.
Two officials described the man as an Al-Qaeda facilitator who has been directly responsible for deadly attacks against U.S. citizens overseas, and who continues to plan attacks against them using improvised explosive devices.
He is being watched by CIA drones, but they cannot strike because President Barack Obama’s new policy says only the military could take such actions; because the country where he resides has refused to allow U.S. military action on its soil; and because the Justice Department has not yet built a case against him that shows his killing would be “legal and constitutional” under enemy combatant laws.
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2008 Barack Obama would be disappointed in 2013 Barack Obama.
Source: Change.org / Office of the President-Elect, 2008
Campaign promise ends up being the exact opposite of what the politician does once elected. It’s a familiar story, and all the more disappointing because it’s Obama.
According to this document obtained by The Guardian, the federal government, through a court order granted to the National Security Agency, is using the Patriot Act to collect the phone records of millions of Verizon users over a three-month period. Awesome. Read the full document here. It’s like the AP thing, except extended to everyone else.
Suu Kyi was held as a political prisoner for like 20 years for criticizing her government
I’m going to throw up
I voted for gaga constantly whenever this popped up on my dash….in my opinion Gaga is more influential. Sure what ASSK did is amazing, but it doesn’t influence nearly as many people as gaga. She has helped millions accept themselves. It’s no “small group”. It’s huge.
SHE BROUGHT DEMOCRACY TO A NATION OF 60 MILLON PEOPLE
i hate everyone
i want to throw someone through a window
Please be trolling.
For fucks sake. Lady Gaga doesn’t even deserve to be on this list.
It’s not easy to protect one of the most powerful people in the world: Reuters photographer Jason Reed gives us an inside look at who protects the President of the United States, Barack Obama.
Ann Coulter Calls Obama ‘The Retard’
As is her custom, provocative conservative commentator Ann Coulter was decidedly politically incorrect in her assessment of the final presidential debate last night. Ms. Coulter took to Twitter where she used a derogatory term to describe President Barack Obama.
“I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard,” Ms. Coulter wrote.
Her comment comes less than two weeks after Dan Niblock, the father of a young boy with Down syndrome, published an essay on the website of NBC’s Today taking Ms. Coulter to task for using the same term in another tweet. It’s apparently a habit of Ms. Coulter’s.
“I want Ann Coulter to apologize for using a form of hate speech that is particularly searing to people who have special needs. This isn’t the first time she has tweeted the word “retarded” to insult her rivals, and she needs to stop. Her behavior is not acceptable,” Mr. Niblock wrote.
These complaints clearly haven’t had much effect on Ms. Coulter, who has been unapologetic of her past politically incorrect remarks. Still, we reached out to Ms. Coulter to see if she had any regrets about her post-debate tweet. As of this writing, we have yet to receive a response. We won’t hold our breath.
Update (3:00 a.m.): In an email to Politicker, Ms. Coulter doubled down and made it clear she’s not worried about upsetting anyone with her choice of words.
“The only people who will be offended are too retarded to understand it,” she wrote.
Ann Coulter is a prick and an asshole and a dickhead and fuck her and anyone who supports this piece of human shit. Ta-da!
"Too retarded to understand it." That is beyond fucked up
If you say you’re for equal pay for equal work but you keep refusing to say whether or not you will sign a bill that protects equal pay for equal work, you might have Romnesia.
If you say women should have access to contraceptive care, but you support legislation that would let employers deny contraceptive care, you might have a case of Romnesia.
If you say you will protect a women’s right to choose but you stand up in a primary debate and say you’d be delighted to sign a law outlawing that right to choose in all cases, then you have definitely got Romnesia.
If you come down with a case of Romnesia and you can’t seem to remember the policies that are still on your website, or the promises you have made over the six years you’ve been running for president, here is the good news: Obamacare covers pre-existing conditions.
(via The Huffington Post)