And in Other News…

What Reagan Missed: Other News of the Day

Other News - Assad

Assad vows to “wipe out” Syria’s extremists. Yeah, I’m pretty sure he’s been trying to do that for a few years now. Unsuccessfully. But this time, it’s personal! President Bashar Assad’s latest fit is over a suicide bombing at a mosque that killed dozens of people, including Sheikh Mohammad Said Ramadan al-Buti, a top Sunni cleric and a strong supporter of Assad. But not to worry al-Buti. Assad says “Your blood and your grandson’s, as well as that of all the nation’s martyrs will not go in vain because we will continue to follow your thinking to wipe out their darkness and clear our country of them.” Them being the extremists, I presume. Associated Press

Other News - Turkey ObamaHmm.. maybe Obama really is making peace in the Middle East. The president reportedly got Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to apologize to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the way he handled the deadly commando raid on a Turkish ship in 2010. The Turkish PM accepted the apology and now diplomatic relations have been restored for the first time since 2010. New York Times

Other News - UnityOh what could have been… Apparently, in the weeks leading up to the Michigan primaries Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum nearly agreed to form a joint “Unity Ticket” to consolidate conservative support and beat the struggling Mitt Romney. In the end negotiations collapsed as Gingrich and Santorum could not agree on who would be the Batman and who would be the Robin in their little duo. I’m pretty sure I could settle that one right now: Santorum would be Robin. Businessweek

Other News - ChinuaNigerian author Chinua Achebe, 82, dies after a brief illness. The author, of “Things Fall Apart” fame, was regarded as the founding father of African literature. Achebe wrote more than 20 works – mostly critical pieces about politicians and leadership failures in Nigeria. His latest book was about the Biafran region’s failed war of independence and resulting famine. You know, just your typical light easy read. Los Angeles Times

demimoorewhipitsSorry Demi Moore, your depressing middle-aged fun is over. Los Angeles police are cracking down on whippets. Use of the recreational drug, also known as the laughing gas your dentist knocks you out with, has grown in recent years but now the police are fed up. According to LA authorities, the drug has been linked with fatal car accidents, rapes and teen deaths. Police have busted more than 350 illegal parties since September and plan to track further whippet use using social media. Note to white trash drug users: do not post your whippet activity online or there will be no moore whippets for you. Fox News

Other News - CyberFirst they blame North Korea, then they blame China, and then they realize you should always go with your gut instinct. South Korea is suffering from embarrassment after they misidentified China as the source of the cyber attack they experienced earlier this week. After they initially suspected North Korea, South Korean investigators announced they had traced the virus to an IP address is China. This turned out to be false and South Korea is once again giving North Korea the suspicious side eye. CBC News

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply