… is pretty extreme. Draconian, actually. But the thing is, a politician will say anything he wants about sex, because nobody is going to say anything back. People are too ashamed of sex to air their opinions.
“Iran is weak and getting weaker. Sanctions have pushed its economy into a nose-dive. The political system is fractured and fragmenting. Abroad, its closest ally and the regime of which it is almost the sole supporter — Syria — is itself crumbling. The Persian Gulf monarchies have banded together against Iran and shored up their relations with Washington. Last week, Saudi Arabia closed its largest-ever purchase of U.S. weaponry. Meanwhile, Europe is close to approving even more intense sanctions against Tehran. The simplest measure of Iran’s strength is its currency. When Barack Obama became president, you could buy 9,700 rials with one dollar. Since then, the dollar has appreciated 60 percent against the rial, meaning you can buy 15,600 rials … The price of food staples has soared 40 percent the past few months, Reuters reported this week.” - Fareed
This is a result of Obama’s foreign policy strategy. Fareed rightly worries that pushing Iran into a corner could be dangerous. But isn’t this careful, relentless strategy of isolation and delegitimization from within and without easily the most sensible option? The GOP alternative is to pick the one issue which brings the regime and its opposition together, and make it non-negotiable. - Sullivan
People need to take easy on the obama blame game when it comes to the military bill. He clearly signed it with “serious reservations”. The signature was accompanied by a signing statement, which is a laundry list of disagreements that the prez will have with the bill he’s signing. In this one obama says,
“My administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens,” Obama said in the signing statement. “Indeed, I believe that doing so would break with our most important traditions and values as a nation.”
This was probably the biggest contention we liberals had with this specific bills. Now, as long as its on the books, it can be used in nefarious ways (say, by a coming republican administration). But still, he clearly says there that he will not enforce this section.
So, breath, relax.
Oh shit. The weeknd singing in French is dope as hell.
At Tyson’s corner. Just minding his business. He sure has no fans here though. No one even looking at him.
If its not a Mac, don’t bring it to the coffee shop playa.