Suddenly Pro-War Pacifist Howard Dean Helps Feed Every Loopy Syria Conspiracy Theory Imaginable

I’m no conspiracy theorist, but the following events certainly raise some questions:

…just a month after [Obama] drew his (blurry) ‘red line’ on chemical weapons in Syria…

…Who knows if who, what, or anything threatened the … Daily Mail, but the now-scrubbed story (Jan 29, 2013) sure didn’t fit the Obama-supporting narrative so prevalent on our side of the pond…

In fact, the United Nations says the rebels were using chemical weapons, not the Assad regime.

…According to UN diplomat Carla del Ponte, however, it appears that the recent chemical weapons attack, in April, was carried out by the Syrian rebels and not the regime, as it had been widely assumed. Speaking to a Swiss television channel, del Ponte said that there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels had carried out the attack. She also said UN investigators had seen no evidence of the Syrian army using chemical weapons, but that further investigation was needed…

The Daily Mail is not the only source of the reported false flag operation. No Quarter USA recently described the latest media-driven frenzy part of a PSYOPS campaign:

…It is highly unlikely that the Syrian Government authorized and ordered a chemical attack using the nerve agent Sarin against rebel strongholds in Damascus on the 21st of August. It appears that this incident was carried out, at a minimum, with the complicity of the United States and Great Britain.

An old friend who is well plugged into the area shared with me today that he learned of a meeting that took place on 15 August on Turkey’s border with Syria. It was between a Senior Turkish intelligence officer and a rebel aligned with the Free Syrian Army. A CIA officer also was attending but not “participating.” The rebel rep pressed for an urgent supply of weapons and announced, “there will shortly be an event that will lead the United States to strike inside Syria.”

Oh, and just like clockwork, the anti-war, Leftist nut Howard (“YEEEEEEHAHHHAHHHHAHHHAHAHHHAHHHHHH”) Dean has transformed himself into Generalissimo Chickenhawk Dean and is now banging the drums of war.

These Leftist crackpots are the lowest of the low.

Doug Ross @ Journal

THE SCIENCE IS SETTLED: The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Helps Men De-Stress

First runner-up headline: New test-taking strategies, er, uncovered [NSFW].

Well men, we’ve done it… thanks to research conducted by Carnegie Mellon University…

The study assigned 54 straight men to view either mildly erotic (think Sports Illustrated) or neutral images of mix-sex couples before completing a social stress test. The results found that the men who viewed the semi-erotic photos were half as likely to feel stressed when taking the test compared to the guys who viewed the nonsexual pictures. The study also found that 50 per cent of men performed better on the math portion of a stress test ─ which would have been nice to know before my 11th grade math exam.

“When you’re stressed, your body produces more of a hormone called cortisol, which excites your nervous system and disrupts your brain’s problem-solving capabilities,” says the study’s coauthor, J. David Creswell, Ph.D. His research, however, proves that erotic images appear to limit this stress-cortisol response.

…So, there you have it ladies. Another study leading you to believe men are absolute pigs. Sure, we like sex. But so do you, no? I mean, pornography would likely help women feeling stressed as well. Our bodies function the same, for the most part. I’d like to see how the study would differ had they selected women to read a chapter of 50 Shades of Grey, or watch an episode of True Blood. My guess is the results would be “shockingly” similar.

Ya learn yerself something new everyday.

Hat tip: BadBlue Fame.

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: Rubio helps kill the same border security amendment he claimed to support

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Nation

Rubio helps kill border security amendment he claimed to support: Boyle
Mark Levin goes rounds with Paul Ryan on immigration reform: Scoop
Rubio flips again, helps defeat border security visa: Picket

But We Should Trust Them Now: Ace
DHS wants same cyber-spying powers as NSA: Josh Peterson
FLASHBACK: DHS Frees Illegals Arrested For Violent Crimes: JW

Impeach Eric Holder: Dexter Wright
Who Are the Oath Keepers?: Dean Scoville
CNN: Is the IRS targeting whistleblowers? Sure looks that way: Scoop

Economy

CBO’s Unicorn Cost Study on Amnesty: Daniel Horowitz
Amnesty Would Cost Taxpayers $ 6.3 Trillion: Amy Payne, Foundry
NLRB’s Continuing Mischief at the Expense of Worker Rights: Wszolek

First Take on CBO Report: Amnesty Hurts U.S. Workers: Foundry
Media ignores record numbers on food stamps, trumpets ‘cuts’: BizzyBlog
But, Sequester! Obama’s Lavish Trip to Africa: Hannity

Scandal Central

The IRS Immigration Fraud Scandal: Jeffrey Lord
MADD Silent on Amnesty Law That Rewards Drunk Drivers: JW
Confidential Administration Document Details Plan To Sell Obamacare Through Social Media: Buzzfeed

Climate & Energy

The lessons of Fukushima: Liberty Hollow
North Dakotans Building First Oil Refinery in 57 Years: ObjStd
EPA’s Pinocchio nose grows with farmer privacy scandal: Chris Bennett, Western Farm Press

Media

Gerson, Wehner, and the Losing Old Ways Crowd: Jeffrey Lord
The Feeling is Mutual, You Shrink-Wrapped Hag: WZ
FreedomWorks’ Director of New Media Ribali calls Mark Levin an “Angry Elf”: Jen Kuznicki

Halbig v. Sebelius: ‘All of ObamaCare Hangs on the Outcome’: Kelly William Cobb, Cato
Organizing For Action Tweets Political Threat From Joe Biden: Glob
OFA To Release Propaganda Film On “Undocumented Immigrants” Saved By Obama’s Executive Order: WZ

“100% Security”: Obama’s Cradle-to-Grave Surveillance: Ian Huyett
Lil Wayne the American Flag Stomper: MagNote
Rand Paul: Clapper lied to Congress: Aaron Blake, WaPo

World

Immigration: No Job Needed for Green Card – Border Agents Put Under Civil Rights Div of DOJ: MagNote
State Dept. Wages War of Intimidation Against Cover-up Whistleblower: Lid
Snowden and the NSA reflect a millennial climate change: Robert X. Cringely

Sci-Tech

Tools for Mobile UX Design: Steven Hoober, UX Matters
Mystery on Venus: ‘Super-Hurricane’ Force Winds Inexplicably Get Stronger: Space
Visualized: this is where the Higgs Boson was discovered: Engadget

Cornucopia

Little League Requires More Documentation Than Voter Registration: LoneCon
“Because Hope is Contagious”: MOTUS
O border fence, border fence! wherefore art thou border fence?: William Jacobson

Image: Lil Wayne the American Flag Stomper
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QOTD: “Obama’s campaign promises and election gave me faith that he would lead us toward fixing the problems he outlined in his quest for votes. Many Americans felt similarly. Unfortunately, shortly after assuming power, he closed the door on investigating systemic violations of law, deepened and expanded several abusive programs, and refused to spend the political capital to end the kind of human rights violations like we see in Guantanamo, where men still sit without charge.” –NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden

Doug Ross @ Journal