Daily Archives: Dec. 6, 2013

Mandela was an inspiration

mandelaGov. Sam Brownback was among the many U.S. and world leaders to react to the death Thursday of former South African President Nelson Mandela (in photo), 95. “Nelson Mandela was a great man who stood up for his principles and human rights,” Brownback said in a statement. “He was an inspiration to many, including myself.” Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer said that Mandela “embodied unsurpassed courage and commitment to equality.” President Obama ordered flags to half-staff until Monday. His presidential proclamation said that “the United States has lost a close friend, South Africa has lost an incomparable liberator, and the world has lost an inspiration for freedom, justice and human dignity.”

Open thread (Dec. 6)

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Dubious, bogus and utterly phony headlines

SPOOFSLOGOThe following satirical headlines come from borowitzreport.com and theonion.com:

GOP: HealthCare.gov Too Fast Now

Iran’s Supreme Leader Hopes Nuke Deal Distracts Attention From Obamacare

Hubble Telescope Sends Back Annoying Stream of Selfies

New England Patriots Now Using Drones to Take Out Offensive Threats