Night Owl Chat – The Narrow Path

Choosing peace is not the coward’s way;
it is, instead, the path of thorns.

Violence is the way of ease;
nothing is more natural than raising

a clenched fist, swinging it,
and delighting as it hits with a crack.

The animal joy of seeing your enemy
laid out beneath you, bloody,

at your mercy, is a joy
as old as the earth, and as deep.

To choose peace is to have your body
scream out in rebellion,

protesting at the unnatural,
debased decision; “Fight” it says,

“Strike, lay him low.” But how much more
courage does it take to suffer,

to fight back not with violence,
but with love? For you do fight;

but not on his terms, not on his field.
You fight with the heft of your heart.

It is the harder jihad, the struggle
within yourself, with your own hatreds,

bigotries, weaknesses. It is
the search for the God within,

the small spark of the divine
hidden within the world’s foulness,

its small voice yearning to burst forth
into a lion’s roar, laying the violent low

with love. Peace is the narrow path
through the valley of death;

fall off it, and all is lost.
Keep it, and the world blooms.


This is your night owl chat.

161 Responses to “Night Owl Chat – The Narrow Path”

  1. 9 Judith Fardig
    June 23, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Wow – powerful!!

  2. 10 carolyn
    June 23, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Such truth packed in those lines!

  3. June 23, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    To the Moon

    BUSH and vale thou fill’st again

    With thy misty ray,
    And my spirit’s heavy chain

    Castest far away.

    Thou dost o’er my fields extend

    Thy sweet soothing eye,
    Watching like a gentle friend,

    O’er my destiny.

    Vanish’d days of bliss and woe

    Haunt me with their tone,
    Joy and grief in turns I know,

    As I stray alone.

    Stream beloved, flow on! flow on!

    Ne’er can I be gay!
    Thus have sport and kisses gone,

    Truth thus pass’d away.

    Once I seem’d the lord to be

    Of that prize so fair!
    Now, to our deep sorrow, we

    Can forget it ne’er.

    Murmur, stream, the vale along,

    Never cease thy sighs;
    Murmur, whisper to my song

    Answering melodies!

    When thou in the winter’s night

    Overflow’st in wrath,
    Or in spring-time sparklest bright,

    As the buds shoot forth.

    He who from the world retires,

    Void of hate, is blest;
    Who a friend’s true love inspires,

    Leaning on his breast!

    That which heedless man ne’er knew,

    Or ne’er thought aright,
    Roams the bosom’s labyrinth through,

    Boldly into night.

    Goethe, 1789.

    – Geothe

    • 17 LDS
      June 23, 2013 at 11:37 pm

      Congrats, Layla!
      Just wanted to stop by as I play catch up for the day. So much good stuff to read, ” as the wold turns and the snow melts.”
      What a complete idiot he is. Who is paying for this clown’s escapade, that’s what I want to know?

  4. 18 yardarm756
    June 23, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.
    Mahatma Gandhi, 1931

  5. 19 carolyn
    June 23, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Have any of the rest of you been staring at the “supermoon” the last three nights? I have. I can hardly get enough of it. I told my husband, seeing this moon, it’s so easy to understand why people have worshipped it for years. Thanks for your poem by Goethe, bob.

  6. 21 susanne
    June 23, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    poetry night!

  7. June 23, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Why do I think that all of these shady front groups, including OWS, annoymous, Wikileaks, etc are all being funded by the same sources…Funny they only materialized after PBO became president….

    • 28 4morefor44
      June 23, 2013 at 11:54 pm

      THIS! i’ve been saying that for a while. the “occupy” mess was the first big “tell” for me. that all started right when president obama was starting a jobs bill push across the country, and all of a sudden this, at the time, small group in nyc was getting covered like crazy in “the news” and our president’s events were hardly covered if at all. the added bonus for the stringpullers is how well that thing splintered democrats in a divide and conquer strategy. this snowdenwald scripted play is just another mission accomplished for cabal.

      • June 24, 2013 at 12:04 am

        Yes, OWS was an attempt to hamstrung PBO’s ability to raise $$$ to beat the Republican opponent because they erroneously thought that it was Wall Street/corporate donations (as opposed to grassroots supporters) which made him president in 2008. Of course they were not honest about their true agenda, but people cannot sign on to something if they are confused about what it really is, and what its goals are.

  8. June 23, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    • 31 nathkatun7
      June 24, 2013 at 2:11 am

      Oh, what a great picture! It definitely captures the essence of this great man! Thanks Michael and Hopefruit for sharing it. I feel so blessed to have been around on this earth when this man was the President of the most powerful country in the world. Despite the power he possess, his “wisdom, compassion and heart” (I would add his humanity) guides all his actions.

  9. June 23, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Yet Glennie wastes no time invoking every Black Historical figure he can think of to liken his boy toy Snowden to…

  10. June 23, 2013 at 11:48 pm

  11. June 23, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Long read, but if you want to go into the “Cave” in the back corner of Obama HQ…. and what they revolutionized… here’s a deep dive.

    • June 24, 2013 at 12:12 am

      The Obama-style campaign will be one that will be studied for decades and generations to come…

      And these talented people were drawn to his campaign for a reason. With all their smarts and tech savviness, they could be doing other things…like hacking into databases, etc.,..

  12. June 23, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    This MF’er is really getting on my nerves…..

    • 37 lisalovesobama
      June 24, 2013 at 12:12 am

      How can he fly out if his passport was revoked?

      • 38 nathkatun7
        June 24, 2013 at 2:25 am

        I don’t understand that either, Lisa! I am disgusted with the cowardly behavior of both China and Russia. They have no problem assisting Snowden, yet neither one of them is willing to grant him asylum. As for Ecuador, I hope the U.S. registers strong objections to the government if it allows asylum to traitor Snowden. I know there are some people here worried about their bananas, but there are so many caribbean Islands that can step in to supply the U.S. bananas.

    • 39 4morefor44
      June 24, 2013 at 2:18 am

      in a brief and basic search, didn’t see much about young isaac (graduated college around 2006) in terms of a bio, but rest assured this white privileged “journalist” will keep holding obummer’s “feet to the fire” just as the snowdenwald does….

      “Even though I see my parents grow older, I cannot understand that they change as well. I know my mom stopped dying her hair; it is now gray. My dad stopped doing karate, stopped seeing patients. She sang, “Que Sera, Sera” to me the night before I decided where to go to college. He took walks with me down the street in the brisk April air, listening to my anxieties and offering advice. They would still do the same now, and that was four years ago. How can I be the only one who has changed?”

      doctors’ son it look like, in n.y.c. area. funny sidenote…for years i’ve said you can tell if someone comes from privilege (and not realize it) when they complain about airport travel and coffee shop service. well, look what i see in young isaac’s twitter timeline…he’s complaining about airport travel, and international airport travel to top it off! hilarious, if it wasn’t tragic that this guy will probably go far as a “journalist” and if he keeps up his thinly veiled digs against america’s first black president.

  13. June 24, 2013 at 12:02 am

    OK GN TOD….

    • 41 vcprezofan2
      June 24, 2013 at 12:27 am

      G’Night, LP. I got up this minute and looked for the moon and it was there tonight! It wasn’t last night, and in truth it doesn’t seem any bigger than normal , but you at least reminded me to look. Sweet dreams!

  14. June 24, 2013 at 12:06 am

    I am late to TOD tonight. Such a beautiful read to end a long day. I will catch up tomorrow. Good night my friends.

  15. June 24, 2013 at 12:09 am

    OK, Obots, I’m off to bed. Tomorrow should be interesting.

  16. 48 Layla
    June 24, 2013 at 12:12 am

    One song can spark a moment,
    One flower can wake the dream
    One tree can start a forest,
    One bird can herald spring.

    One smile begins a friendship,
    One handclasp lifts a soul.
    One star can guide a ship at sea,
    One word can frame the goal

    One vote can change a nation,
    One sunbeam lights a room
    One candle wipes out darkness,
    One laugh will conquer gloom.

    One step must start each journey.
    One word must start each prayer.
    One hope will raise our spirits,
    One touch can show you care.

    One voice can speak with wisdom,
    One heart can know what’s true,

    One life can make a difference,
    You see, it’s up to you!


  17. June 24, 2013 at 12:15 am

    When a knight won his spurs, in the stories of old,
    He was gentle and brave, he was gallant and bold
    With a shield on his arm and a lance in his hand,
    For God and for valour he rode through the land.

    No charger have I, and no sword by my side,
    Yet still to adventure and battle I ride,
    Though back into storyland giants have fled,
    And the knights are no more and the dragons are dead.

    Let faith be my shield and let joy be my steed
    ‘Gainst the dragons of anger, the ogres of greed;
    And let me set free with the sword of my youth,
    From the castle of darkness, the power of the truth

    Jan Struther (June 6, 1901 – July 20, 1953)

  18. June 24, 2013 at 12:19 am

    • 54 susanne
      June 24, 2013 at 12:27 am

      or, we could just trade him for the ring.

      • 55 jacquelineoboomer
        June 24, 2013 at 12:29 am

        Took me two seconds to figure that out, and then I fell on the floor. Great one, susanne!

        • 56 susanne
          June 24, 2013 at 12:32 am

          honestly, if/when he comes back, we’ll have a circus/nightmare of a mess. pleasepleaseplease take him ecuador!

          • 57 jacquelineoboomer
            June 24, 2013 at 12:33 am

            Good point.

            “Good riddance to bad rubbish” and all that.

          • 58 lisalovesobama
            June 24, 2013 at 12:45 am

            Though I agree he’s rubbish, I don’t want him getting away. He committed a crime and caused damage to certain international relationships. He must be punished. He must be made an example. He shouldn’t be able to betray this country and run off to live unpunished in another country that gets aid from the same country whose fugitive they are willingly harboring. I am so infuriated by this whole circus, especially that traitorous bastard. It will never sit well with me if he isn’t caught and punished. I can’t even explain my fury over Snowden. Supposed scandals are one thing, but this?! This is treason and it strikes me to my core. I’m so mad that right now, I wouldn’t mind if Dick and W were still in charge and handling this villain in their typical, read: unlawful, way. That’s how mad I am. Civil liberties my ass.

            • 59 susanne
              June 24, 2013 at 1:29 am

              lisalovesobama, you speak for all of us. whatever jokes we unleash are in the service of defusing our rage, just a little. the puke has insulted and embarrassed our country and our president. we all want to see him strung up. meanwhile.. nice to picture him considering his options. let’s see…incarcerated in ecuador, incarcerated in china, incarcerated in cuba, incarcerated in the usa. so many happy endings!

            • 60 nathkatun7
              June 24, 2013 at 2:29 am

              Lisa, I am with you 100%! And I want a through investigation of the role Glenn Greenwald, and other media people, played in these treasonous activities.

            • June 24, 2013 at 2:40 am

              Lisa, as you know, from my numerous comments here and on Twitter, I could not agree with you more!!!

      • 62 sabreen60
        June 24, 2013 at 12:58 am

        😀 😀 😀

    • 63 amk for obama
      June 24, 2013 at 12:30 am

      Wouldn’t it be a hoot if the crazy ass russians seizes him and jailed his traitorous ass and then the same gigibots & libertarian fucksticks would be screaming to get him back to america?

  19. 64 jacquelineoboomer
    June 24, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Not sure why I followed this guy in the first place, but some people are meant to be unfollowed. He seems to be implying the President wouldn’t.

    • 65 Layla
      June 24, 2013 at 12:47 am

      As W,C Fields would say: capital L, small a, capital C, small l, small a, small I, small r, small e..

    • 67 lisalovesobama
      June 24, 2013 at 12:52 am

      Dear Russell,
      Fuck you. Why don’t you take your request and shove it where the sun don’t shine? ……. I’m sorry, no space available what with all your libertarian bullshit packed away? Might I suggest a laxative or two? Afterwards, please do as originally suggested and lather, rinse, repeat every time you get a stupid fucking yellow bellied libertarian idea. Piss off,

      • 68 CaliCat
        June 24, 2013 at 1:09 am

        Here here. These are the same people now calling China the good guys. If one of China’a citizens did what Snowden did the due process would could consist of torture and death…with emphasis on torture. Fuck these over-privileged, shitheads constantly trashing our president and our country. Of course this is ALL about trying to destroy PBO and nothing more. Fuck ’em all to hell. I’m so disgusted by all of it.

      • 69 jacquelineoboomer
        June 24, 2013 at 12:30 pm

        lisa – Brava!

        I missed this last night, but I’m so very glad I saw it this morning. We should all keep a “Dear Russell” file, in case we need your words again. And, unfortunately, we will.

    • June 24, 2013 at 2:35 am

      Blocked that smidgen of human excrement ….

      • 74 anniebella
        June 24, 2013 at 6:25 am

        I just sent them a email.

      • 75 jacquelineoboomer
        June 24, 2013 at 12:31 pm

        Looks as though I missed a lot of good stuff last night/early morning! Thanks, Bob. I’m also off to create a “Dear Russell” file, so I keep lisa’s words handy!

  20. 76 vcprezofan2
    June 24, 2013 at 1:09 am

    Toodle di doo, gals & guys remaining in the village. My poor eyes need a different focus.

  21. 78 4morefor44
    June 24, 2013 at 1:28 am

    something to remember: we know this snowdenwald game was a pre-planned, coordinated effort with some in the media to complicate things for our president, and try to diminish the support for him and democrats in general leading up to the midterms in 2014. this isn’t really in dispute, hence nancy pelosi being boo-ed at a supposed liberal gathering, nutroots nation, when she tried to answer a question on this topic.

    now you can also be certain that they have 2, 3, or more fabricated “scandals” just waiting to be deployed for the same purpose. remember the weeks leading up this snowdenwald performance art? it was a couple weeks of fake “scandal” after fake scandal. it was bam, bam, bam. IS IT JUST COINCIDENCE THAT ALL OF THESE RECENT “SCANDALS” REVOLVE AROUND THE CONCEPT OF THE EEEEEVIL GUBMINT ”SPYING’ TOO MUCH ON ITS OWN PEOPLE!?? of course it is NOT a coincidence, and they are playing up the fear of an overreaching government, which just so happens now to be controlled by a dark-skinned guy, to an absurd level, and they THINK it’s a winning formula to stoke white-privilege fear in them losing control, with the nation’s demographics changing rapidly.

    clearly, they’ve determined president obama cannot be beaten by their old tried and true tricks, so they’ve decided to just hammer, hammer, hammer with made-up “scandal” after made-up scandal. the reason i mention this is for all of us to remember president obama’s consistent advice as they roll-out the next set of fake “scandals” which will probably start this week – just block out the noise and focus on knocking on doors, meaning figuratively and literally, and winning elections one person at a time through the hard, tedious, and sometimes boring work of organizing in your community. stay on the high moral high ground. this strategy has worked pretty well for him, and we’d all be wise to follow it too!

    • 79 susanne
      June 24, 2013 at 1:33 am

      bravo 4more! it’s always inspiring to see our president managing these invented crises with one pinky, while he moves his agenda inexorably forward with his whole being. his is our best possible mentor, and we are so fortunate!

    • 83 nathkatun7
      June 24, 2013 at 2:33 am


    • June 24, 2013 at 2:39 am

      “… just block out the noise and focus on knocking on doors, meaning figuratively and literally, and winning elections one person at a time through the hard, tedious, and sometimes boring work of organizing in your community. stay on the high moral high ground. this strategy has worked pretty well for him, and we’d all be wise to follow it too!”

      Precisely, 4m44, PRECISELY!!!

      Yes We Can

    • 85 jackiegrumbacher
      June 24, 2013 at 7:51 am

      Brilliant, 4 more and excellent advice. Also, note that the orchestration of the anti-Obama, bad government chorus and orchestra comes at a time when ACA is being implemented across the country. Once the benefits of this ‘government’ program are felt, it will be impossible to turn back the clock.

    • June 24, 2013 at 9:04 am

      Excellent comment 4more!!! This should be frontpaged or at least brought over to the R & S thread comments section! 🙂

      As you so eloquently stated, this is about stoking up white fear of an overreaching government headed by two Black people, the idea that white people are now oppressed with no civil Liberties under a Black regime. Glen Greenwald’s constant and exclusive comparisons of Snowden with Black historical figures is a dead giveaway that this is the case.

      As I’ve suspected and will continue to maintain, the same shady groups funding Tea Party, OWS, Wikileaks are the same groups funding this latest set of ginned up scandals.

  22. 87 susanne
    June 24, 2013 at 1:49 am

    for poetry night, mary oliver reading ‘a summer day’:

  23. June 24, 2013 at 3:00 am

    We have examples of MEGA-COURAGE – Lincoln, Women Suffragettes, Legions of Civil Rights Leaders & Toilers, Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama …. – and we have all those who forsook $$ and fame, like these young ladies ….

    The Snowdens, Assanges, Manleys, Greenwalds, etc., are but grease streaks on the fabric of humanity and should be given no more due than a splash of bleach and a stroke or two of a wire scrub brush.


  24. 90 CaliCat
    June 24, 2013 at 5:10 am

    China letting that jerk flee has embolden the media to start elevating him as a hero figure again. Lots of media spin trying to embarrass Feinstein, Pelosi and even Schumer who are expressing outrage at China and Russia. Hmmm what do they all have in common? My local rag, SFGate, had stopped with the minimum four articles a day trying to lionize Snowflake but now they are at it again. And the comments are overrunned by pro-Snowden people.. In fact almost every blog or news article I’ve come across is flooded with pro-Snow comments. It’s all just a little too coincidental. Something is really fishy about all of this. I pray Russia gives him up to us. This is getting intolerable.

    • 91 anniebella
      June 24, 2013 at 6:04 am

      CaliCat, tell all your pro-traitor Snowden fans that the first time a terrorists attack hit SF, or anywhere in America we will see how much love there is for there traitor. I have to wonder about people who think its okay to show secrets of the American Government to another country, specially when that Government is working their butts off to keep them safe from another 9-11.

      • 92 CaliCat
        June 24, 2013 at 6:31 am

        So true anniebella.. Like I keep saying, this is all about hating on the black man in the White House. All of it. Greenwald is obsessed with PBO as we know and will do and say anything to besmirch his reputation. Anyone who would seek refuge in places that kill journalists for even hinting at what GG and Snowflake are putting out there is not serious about civil rights. Sadly, many liberals are unintelligent (like many right-wingers) and will glom on to any notion they deem popular at the moment.

        • 93 anniebella
          June 24, 2013 at 6:50 am

          If a Chinese or Russian citizen had stole secret information from China and Russia Government, what do you think would happen to them? Would they receive fair justice? But yet Edward Snowden goes to these two countries and give them information he stole from this country, information which could hurt us, and some still want to call him a hero. By the way that Russian or Chinese citizen would be dead or in prison. They wouldn’t get any fair trial.

          • 94 CaliCat
            June 24, 2013 at 7:23 am

            Snowden is a wannabe Julian Assange imo. He loves the attention and adulation he’s getting but there’s no way he planned this all by himself. He knows exactly what countries to go to and, frankly, he doesn’t seem smart enough to figure it out alone. I suspect GG and othere are pulling the strings.

  25. 95 amk for obama
    June 24, 2013 at 5:28 am

    I am looking at all the atrocious anti-women bills being passed in texas in the middle of the dead night. Democrats – both the party and the voters – dropped the ball big time when the thugs did all the gerrymandering damages and voting restrictions.

  26. June 24, 2013 at 5:43 am

    Mercy!….Live in Ecuador

  27. June 24, 2013 at 6:00 am

  28. June 24, 2013 at 6:06 am


    It took years for Wolf’s church, the Quaker meeting in Abington, to endorse the concept of same-sex marriage.
    When it did, people immediately turned to her and Garcia: “So when are you getting married?”
    The answer: On Saturday, the first same-sex marriage in the meeting’s 300-year history.

  29. June 24, 2013 at 6:10 am

    Goood Morning everyone…

    Just heard a news report on local TV…that Snowden left Russia and is headed to Cuba….yet…CNN tweets that they are in Ecuador I guess to wait on Snowden’s arrival….does anyone know where he is…

  30. 105 amk for obama
    June 24, 2013 at 6:34 am

    BBC says russians took the excuse that they didn’t have an interpol warrant to detain this traitor. If true, it’s a blunder.

  31. 110 anniebella
    June 24, 2013 at 6:40 am

    Anyone who think Snowden is a hero, then follow him to where ever it is the traitor goes. So long. Good-bye.

    • 111 Bill
      June 24, 2013 at 6:45 am

      Bill Press still thinks he is. I would think his boss, whoever that might be, would tell him to tone it down.

    • 113 CaliCat
      June 24, 2013 at 6:56 am

      The Snowden fanboys/girls would never leave their cushy lives here. Bunch of hypocrites. Semi OT, Snowden’s lips are so red. Looks like he’s wearing lipstick.

      • June 24, 2013 at 7:43 am

        They don’t want to admit they were wrong in any way. Nor are they willing to admit that our national security has been jeopardized. So to “save face”, they are doubling down on their praise of Snowden and trying to find justification in his flight. I guess they’d rather see him as someone who is willing to sacrifice his lifestyle for a cause he believes in, rather than as the cowardly traitor and defector he is.

  32. June 24, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Good Morning TOD Early Birds and extended Night Owls!!!

  33. June 24, 2013 at 6:57 am

    Does anyone have any idea about the purpose/outcome of John Brennan’s presence in Moscow on yesterday?

    • 118 Don
      June 24, 2013 at 8:07 am

      Well he wasn’t there sightseeing, more likely he was telling Putin to get his ass on board with this Snowden situation.

  34. 119 Linda
    June 24, 2013 at 7:25 am

    MOSCOW, June 24 (Reuters) – A Russian plane left Moscow for Havana on Monday but there was no sign that former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden was on board, a Reuters correspondent on the plane said.

    A flight attendant said Snowden was not on the plane, and the seat he had been expected to occupy was taken by another passenger. A source at Russian carrier Aeroflot, which was operating the flight, said: “He didn’t take the flight.”

  35. 123 Jovie
    June 24, 2013 at 7:36 am

    • 124 CaliCat
      June 24, 2013 at 7:42 am

      I really see Texas turning blue in 2016. This is just too much.

      • 125 Jovie
        June 24, 2013 at 7:49 am

        If A democrat hangs out on the Rio Grande for a week, just going to different places, and talking to Hispanics, then yes it’s possible.

      • June 24, 2013 at 7:50 am

        Yes. These legislators are so set in their ways and too comfortable in their positions that they expect no consequences from their actions. But can’t ignore that people are paying attention and are aware of what they are doing. They will find out that ignoring the will of the people comes at a price.

  36. 127 Jovie
    June 24, 2013 at 7:39 am

    That smarmy little Chuck Todd just said that the President is not talking about things that the public cares about, like Nuclear arms reduction???
    Wtf is he talking about?
    We don’t care about stuff that could blow us all up?
    I suppose that is how they will deflate the climate speech as well, that nobody cares?
    WTF is wrong with the Beltway mean ass reporters?

    • 128 Linda
      June 24, 2013 at 7:46 am

      The Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed slapped UpChuck down yesterday on meet the Press when UpChuck said our President was ” neutured ” on his foreign trip and got nothing done and will probably not get Immigration reform passed.

      Kasim told him we would not even be having an Immigration discussion if PBO had not been re-elected….

      Kasim ” neutered ” UpChuck.!

      • 129 Jovie
        June 24, 2013 at 7:52 am

        Chuck is on every NBC channel, and he’s the most negative of all. Just BS flying from his mouth every report.

      • June 24, 2013 at 8:18 am

        What is up with these white men and their terminolgy regarding the President…he was “Neutered”…mercy…they have a great loathing of PBO…they seem to always attack the “Man” he is…Fascinating…

        but “the powers that be” and the MSM that do their bidding are truly afraid of the “Obama Coalition”…..and are trying everything they can to disrupt that network…but they can’t…


        #TrustBarack…….I DO!

    • June 24, 2013 at 7:56 am

      Maybe one day Chuck Todd and his ilk will come out of that alternate universe they live in and realize that they can’t dictate what people care about. But I guess as long as they remain in their little bubble, they can keep their egos intact.

  37. 132 Jovie
    June 24, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Now they are saying record low turnout for mass special election?
    Is that how they will excuse Gomez losing by double digits?
    These guys are Nuts!!!

  38. 134 Jovie
    June 24, 2013 at 7:47 am

    It was like a prayer session, I had to change the channel after he said thank you Jesus praise be, for the 10000th time!

  39. 135 amk for obama
    June 24, 2013 at 7:51 am

    • 136 Jovie
      June 24, 2013 at 7:56 am

      But the thing is, the far left will get turned off and not vote , at least that is what they did in 2010. And that’s the Plan!
      But how many of them are really just for rand Paul anyways?
      The far right always votes Republican…
      Sadly, we have to overcome this!

      • 137 amk for obama
        June 24, 2013 at 8:00 am

        Well, after 2010 & 12 fuck ups. 2014 is really the third strike for america. If voters vote against or not vote for their interests, then they deserve the gop wrought pain.

    • 138 Bill
      June 24, 2013 at 7:56 am

      Greenwald was being interviewed from Rio yesterday and nothing was said about the riots in Brazil.

  40. 143 Jovie
    June 24, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Ya think?

  41. 144 utaustinliberal
    June 24, 2013 at 8:01 am

  42. 145 amk for obama
    June 24, 2013 at 8:02 am

    The location of former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is unclear after a flight he was expected to take from Russia apparently left without him on board.


    brennen effect ?

    • 146 Don
      June 24, 2013 at 8:15 am

      Yep, Director Brennen went to Russia to personally “ask” Putin to hand over Snowden. And when I say “ask” I mean “hand over this motherfucker now, motherfucker!”

      • June 24, 2013 at 8:30 am

        As much as I criticize the MSM, I also have to remember not to react to every story; especially when it’s “breaking”. 😳

        My originally question about Brennan’s role in Moscow was in reaction to “news” that Snowden had left Moscow and was on the way to Cuba. At that point, I was wondering what the outcome was of Brennan’s trip.

  43. 148 amk for obama
    June 24, 2013 at 8:17 am

  44. June 24, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Moooooooooorning people! Just working on R&S, should be up in a bit-ish.

  45. June 24, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Morning Toon: GOP’s problem with Immigration Reform….

  46. 151 JER
    June 24, 2013 at 8:43 am

    • 152 Bill
      June 24, 2013 at 8:52 am

      Very interesting. Snowden may well be coming back to the US from Russia. If the Russians do not hand him over Putin must realize any Russian criminal in the future will be on the first plane to the USA.

      • 153 Don
        June 24, 2013 at 9:05 am

        If Snowden isn’t on the plane and he hasn’t left Russia, I think he’s in the process of being debriefed by the C.I.A. because why else would Director Brennen be in Russia.

  47. June 24, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Anticipating some SCOTUS decisions:



    …high-profile cases that the Court is likely to issue this week and back at the decisions that the Court issued within the last few days.

    Among the eleven cases that still remain are four of the Term’s most anticipated cases: Shelby County v. Holder (voting rights), Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (affirmative action), United States v. Windsor (Defense of Marriage Act), and Hollingsworth v. Perry (California’s Proposition 8).

  48. 155 amk for obama
    June 24, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Mr Snowden’s exact whereabouts are currently unclear – he is believed to have spent the night in a hotel at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport.

    The US has revoked his passport and wants Russia to hand him over before he leaves Russian soil.

    Mr Kerry urged Moscow to “live by the standards of the law because that’s in the interests of everybody”.

    “In the last two years we have transferred seven prisoners to Russia that they wanted so I think reciprocity and the enforcement of the law is pretty important,” he said.


  49. 156 Don
    June 24, 2013 at 9:09 am

    I’m starting to believe that the Russians are holding Snowden for us, what does Putin really gain by letting Snowden leave the country knowing that we want him? Putin might be crazy, but he ain’t stupid.

  50. June 24, 2013 at 9:10 am

    • 159 Don
      June 24, 2013 at 9:19 am

      “after mtg w Russian intelligence”

      In my book this motherfucker should be charged with Treason along with Espionage. And if he is found guilty he should receive the death penalty.

  51. 161 proudmemberofglobalzero
    June 24, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Chips, LL and UT…here is a great link for a new post. Fantastic website:


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