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03/14/2011 12:54 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

March 14, 2011, News Update


MARCH 14, 2011, NEWS UPDATE
Libyan dictator Gaddafi repulsing rebels with air power. Why does NATO keep saying NayTo no-fly zone over Libya?
Great Britain, France and Arab League endorse no-fly zone... You paying attention, President Obama?
Where's the UN in all this, you ask? In case you forgot, Libya was named Chairman of the UN Human Rights Council in 2003...
A representative of the Gaddafi regime still serves on the Human Rights Council. Wonder what she thinks about the human rights of all those Libyans being bombed by Gaddafi's planes.
Wait, there's more.....There's a "Muammar Gaddafi Human Rights Prize" awarded by an organization in Geneva. Gaddafi apparently not compaigning to win it himself this year.
Libyan rebel tells American TV interviewer, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." You gotta love rebels like that.
Israel approves construction of hundreds of new homes for Jewish settlers in occupied West Bank. How about a no-build zone in occupied territory? Never happen... No American President has the guts... not even if he's a Muslim.
In Washington, Rebublicans and Democrats propose dueling budgets... Republicans reject Obama's budget, then accuse him of lack of leadership in not getting a budget. That's like the child who kills his parents and then asks for mercy from the court as an orphan.
Senate Republicans introduce legislation to defund NPR and PBS... No surprise... Why would they want to fund something they can't understand? If it passes, will "All Things Considered" become "Some Things Considered"?
Several Republicans gearing up to run for President in 2012. Isn't there some way to declare term limits for a presidential campaign?
One potential candidate is James Cain, former CEO of Godfather Pizza, who's thinking about throwing his pie into the ring. Get ready for lotsa raising Cain jokes. Opponents are already pointing out he's not able.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn) first Muslim Congressman, weeps at House hearing on radicalization of American Muslims. Who does he think he is, John Boehner?
White House announces appointment of gay man as Social Secretary. This follows repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in military and Administration's abandonment of defense of Marriage Defense Act, which says legal union should be confined to a man and a woman. Wackos who claim Obama a Muslim not born in this country now saying he's also gay.
Several states considering legislation requiring a presidential candidate to prove he was born in US in order to appear on state ballot. With so many states in financial crisis, it's comforting to see they have their priorities straight. Wis. Gov. Scott Walker wondering why he didn't think of that...
Archdiocese of Philadelphia suspends 21 Roman Catholic priests from active ministry in major sexual abuse scandal. In a related action, Our Lady of Buggery Church to be closed.
Negotiations between NFL owners and players break down, threatening 2012 season. Case of billionaires squabbling with millionaires who want to become billionaires. Not to worry, football fans...Charlie Sheen likely to have own reality show to fill those Sunday afternoons.
Keith Olbermann announces he'll host nightly primetime show on Current TV. His ratings should be right up there with Dan Rather's on HDNet.

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