Saturday, September 22, 2012

Did Obama arrest Innocence of Muslims filmmaker? No, he apologized to Islamic extremists by sending elite marines to kill them

I was dismayed to see that someone on a forum I read is a “moonbat.” As in, someone who believes what he reads at

The article claims Obama had the filmmaker of Innocence of Muslims arrested and also that Obama apologized to Islamic extremists. This is the movie that was sent to Islamic countries on 9/11. The actors were dubbed over and had no idea they were making an anti-Islamic movie. Some speculate that the timing of the film and the attacks on U.S. embassies were a coordinated effort by al-Qaeda terrorists.

However, this story comes from Moonbattery which is the final resting place for posts about Zeitgeist, Illuminati, Square Earth, and other Bronnerisms. In other words, it's a conspiracy theorist, crazy propaganda website. People should be ashamed for reading it.

The truth is that the filmmaker was brought in for questioning because he may have violated his parole, not for other reasons.

The Innocence of Muslims “film,” though terrible and insulting to filmmaking, is absolutely protected by free speech.

The article is actually as badly written as the movie was directed and dubbed.


“For political purposes, local sheriff’s deputies were used to drag Nakoula in for “questioning” instead of federal agents, but there is no question they were acting with the blessings if not on the direct orders of the Obama Regime, which has openly sided with the Muslim mobs that killed our ambassador by denouncing Nakoula’s insignificant movie and repeating the preposterous lie that it caused the Middle East to go up in flames. “


there is no question they were” - In other words, the writer didn't bother to investigate.

Obama Regime, which has openly sided with the Muslim mobs that killed” - Yes, the Obama Admin sent an elite group of Marines to Tripoli to bring the killers to justice. Apparently, the writer thinks that if both Hitler and I were to say we disliked the movie Gigli, that means I'd be endorsing all of his opinions and siding with the genocide of Jews. No, the Obama Admin called a crappy movie a 'crappy movie' and then dealt with the real issue.

It's an insult to call the person that barfed out this anti-Obama article without any research a writer. Shame on those that give the article any credit.

The Facts:

The Filmmaker may have broken his parole:

Actress Sues Filmmakers for Dubbing Movie into anti-Islamic film

Obama sends elite group of Marines to bring killers to justice:

Filmmaker linked to anti-Muslim movie questioned | Nakoula Basseley Nakoula "Sam Bacile"

Pro-American Libyans kick extremists out of the city where our ambassador was killed

"Some protesters carried signs reading 'The ambassador was Libya's friend' and 'Libya lost a friend,' the AP reported."

This comes after Obama 'apologized' to the Arab world by sending elite marines to kill the extremists who killed our people. Does this mean Obama's apology has now turned Libyans into our friends? Or, maybe it was the fact that we helped them win their freedom from Muammar Gaddafi as part of a joint UN force. You know, the guy that Reagan tried but failed to kill? If killing terrorists is apologizing, Obama sure does a lot of it. Remember Osama Bin Laden? Dead.

Not all Muslims will kill you over a movie or poorly drawn cartoon of their Prophet

Still, the Muslim world throwing a hissy fit over the Innocence of Muslims makes me wonder how they'll react when the porn parody, Muhammad Baghs Dad, comes out. Perhaps, it will star Jesus and maybe even include all religions.

I'm sure it will have better acting and production values than Innocence of Muslims.

I partly feel that, so long as there are enemies of freedom of speech who would destroy those who cause offense by merely making a movie or drawing a bad cartoon, it is our duty as a society to continue to produce such offensive materials. That way, the enemies of freedom of speech are drawn out (and can be destroyed). People dying as a result of a movie, cartoon, or the mistreatment of a book is far more offensive than any offense caused by an exercise of creativity or the handling of physical objects.

Once there are no more enemies of freedom, people will stop provoking them. 

(Of course, we don't consider slander and libel to be protected speech. Though a whole lot of politicians and talk radio people somehow get away with lying, don't they?) 

Update Nov 7, 2012:
Calif. Man Behind Anti-Muslim Film Gets Prison

"The California man behind an anti-Muslim film that roiled the Middle East was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison for violating his probation stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction by lying about his identity."
The Right-Wing's Most Brazen Lie of the Election -- Debunked
There is zero evidence that the administration lied or covered anything up in the Benghazi attacks."

Obama vs Romney: Medicare

Here is the Obamacare claim on Medicare Advantage:
    "Today, Medicare Advantage is stronger than ever. Premiums are 16% lower and enrollment is 17% higher than it was before the Affordable Care Act passed.

    Any senior that wants a Medicare Advantage plan can chose one - and when they do, they'll always be promised every single one of Medicare’s guaranteed benefits.

    Before Obamacare, the government overpaid the private insurance plans in Medicare Advantage. The Medicare Trustees said those extra payments  - resulted in higher Medicare costs overall and higher premiums for all Part B beneficiaries, not just those enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans. Everyone paid higher prices so Medicare could give subsidies to private insurance companies.

    All the health care law did was get rid of those extra subsidies - saving $156 billion over 10 years, according to the CBO. Because of this and other reforms, people with Medicare will save $4,200 over a decade."

This is actually better than I thought. Medicare Advantage was started with the hopes of seeing cost savings by outsourcing Medicare to private insurers (unlike the rest of Medicare). As it failed miserably with this, I'd have thought they'd have canceled it outright.

Meanwhile, the Ryan plan (which Romney endorsed) would double the costs for future enrollees in Medicare, turning the whole program into a voucher plan for private insurance that provides less assistance than current Medicare. So, while both the "Obama" and "Romney" plans actually "cut" about the same amount from Medicare (reportedly $716 billion). The Obama plan does so by cutting waste and by predicted savings (which may or may not pan out) while the Ryan plan does so by actually reducing benefits (which the first one doesn't). While current seniors wouldn't be affected by the latter, it would harm future seniors like myself.

Read More: A Primer on Paul Ryan's 2011 Medicare Plan

A Demonstration Program Conspiracy?

Some people claim there's something sinister about a "demonstration program" being run by the Obama Administration on Medicare. They say it's keeping Medicare prices steady, in order to fool people, only until Obama is reelected. Well, here is the official claim:
"The three-year demonstration project by the Department of Health and Human Services, which began this year, is intended to speed up quality improvement in Medicare Advantage plans as called for under the 2010 health reform law.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday that before the new health care reforms were passed, Medicare overpaid private insurers to the tune of 114% above Medicare rates, and lacked any power to assure the care was high quality.

She said that, with the program, Medicare is overpaying private insurers by 107% and more beneficiaries have been switching to higher-rated plans.

"With the demonstration, we're on track to reduce ovepayments," Sebelius said. "I think it's a basic win-win-win situation. We've got lower rates, we've got better-quality plans, and we're on track to reduce the overpayments in the long run."

The demonstration project would cost $8.35 billion over 10 years, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. GAO is the "investigative arm of Congress charged with examining matters relating to the receipt and payment of public funds."

GAO disagrees with the demonstration project and says it would be better to use the quality measures defined under Obamacare. The program hardly sounds sinister. Also if it was started in 2012 and lasts for 3 years, it won't end until 2015, not coinciding with the current election. Even if it did coincide, it wouldn't seem sinister. In fact, GAO says they think costs would be less without it.

So, GAO says the Obamacare quality measures for Medicare are better than the demonstration project.

Keeping Medicare Efficient and Viable

Denise Early of the Tuscon Citizen writes: 
"So insurance companies keep investing billions of dollars to expand their Medicare Advantage business - while Mitt Romney says Obamacare is killing this option for seniors.   As I see it, smaller Advantage plan companies will find it difficult to find enough efficiencies to handle lower payments from Medicare. But the big players will get bigger, and they know they can still make profits with less money from Medicare."

The other option of continuing the overpayments so that many smaller insurers keep swarming around Medicare like sharks and raising Medicare costs for everyone seems like the wrong tactic.

More links on the subject:

"According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, about 25% of Medicare recipients (12 million) are enrolled in Medicare Advantage.

But the reason why the program saw cuts in the 2010 health-care law is due to its shortcoming: It's not as cost-efficient as traditional Medicare.

Under Medicare Advantage, the Kaiser Family Foundation says, Medicare ends up paying the private plans MORE per enrollee -- about 7% more -- than the fee-for-service program does."

It sounds very wasteful and inefficient. Nobody would want to continue it, right?

"The plan that I've put forward is a plan very similar to Medicare Advantage. It gives all of the next generation retirees the option of having either standard Medicare, a fee-for-service-type, government-run Medicare, or a private Medicare plan," Mitt Romney told reporters 8/16/2012.

Breaking Sam
Under the Republican plan, this parade goer will have to sell his Uncle Sam costume on eBay to afford the higher Medicare payments and won't be able to leave the costume to his kids. He'll also have to start selling Meth.

Part of the Republican Plan to Eliminate Medicare Once and For All

I want to point out that Paul Ryan's plan of changing Medicare to an entirely voucher-for-private-insurance based system is in keeping with the Republican plan to eliminate Medicare once and for all. When all Medicare does is give you back less return on your own money to buy private insurance, it won't make any sense for you to pay tax dollars merely to get that money back and have to use it to buy private insurance. The point of Medicare is that it's a massive program that doesn't discriminate due to age. Because it's so large, health providers lose out on tons of business if they reject it. So, they don't reject it. This means seniors can get medical insurance.

Unless part of the Republican plan is to keep around Obamacare, don't bet on having an easy time finding someone to insure you in your senior years.

Paul Ryan: ‘We Need’ A Man Who Thinks Medicare Is Unconstitutional ‘In The United States Senate’

 "Mourdock mocked the very idea that Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security are constitutional at a Tea Party rally last May. You can watch the man Paul Ryan begged GOP donors to send to the Senate ridiculing the idea that Medicare is constitutional here:"

GOP Rep. Todd Akin Thinks Medicare Is Unconstitutional, Runs Medicare-Based Attack Ad Regardless

A Conclusion

Seniors who vote for Romney/Ryan based on the GOP Medicare claims are selling out their kids and future generations because of false claims made about their own Medicare security.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Chuck Norris versus Dave Mustaine

Dave Mustaine: No More Mr. Nice Guy

I met Dave Mustaine at a concert (Gigantour in 2005), and he was a nice guy. His band, Megadeth, has been my favorite metal band since high school, and unlike others of their ilk, has consistently released fan-pleasing albums to this very day. Also unlike other metal bands, their music often has a political or societal message, such as being anti-war, anti-censorship, anti-corruption, or being against canned hunting. The latter won them the Doris Day award from the Humane Society of the United States in 1993.

At a recent Megadeth concert in Singapore, Dave Mustaine has recently claimed that Obama is behind the numerous shooting deaths that have occurred in the United States. Not only is this crazy conspiracy stuff, it's also bad-mouthing the United States while visiting a foreign country. I thought conservatives opposed that?

It saddens me to say that if this is the sort of message the band endorses, I can't buy anymore of their albums. To cheapen the tragedies of the Batman theater shooting, the Sikh temple massacre, and other shootings in America by endorsing a cheap political conspiracy theory claiming Obama orchestrated them all is disgusting. I'm very saddened.

People are far too quick to believe things without evidence. Dave is obviously very gullible. Without knowing anything about the group, he once endorsed the IRA at an Irish concert, causing a riot. Maybe all the drugs turned his brain to Swiss cheese, making his being clean irrelevant. The band's twitter account made things worse by sharing this link to "clarify" the matter. It's from the conspiracy website for gullible people which shows that apparently his ravings which they encourage/enable have been going on for some time.

That Megadeth apparently started becoming a pro-war band should have been another sign that things were going downhill. I'll bet Dave also thinks Obama had him thrown out of Metallica. I have some advice for you, Dave. Stick to thrashing.

Megaidiot! Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine says Obama mastermind behind ‘staged’ shootings in Aurora, Colo. and at Wisconsin Sikh temple 

Aurora massacre victim blasts Megadeth singer’s anti-Obama rant

Chuck Norris (May I call you Chuckles?)

photo by Alan Light

I think the universe must really hate us that it took Bruce Lee and left us with this guy. Well, Chuck Norris loves free speech (unless it disagrees with his), freedom of religion (unless it disagrees with his), and wants us to take lessons in sexuality from the 1700s. Shut up, Chuck Moron. Here's his disgusting commentary from WND, home for hate-speechers.

The offending article: God, Guns, and Gays

So, Chuck Norris uses a law that was proposed by Thomas Jefferson 10 (okay, 9) years prior to the Constitution to claim that the Founding Fathers opposed gay rights? Does Chuck realize that this proposed law (which was rejected) was actually an attempt at liberalization? That's right. Castration would have been more liberal because the current penalty (which Virginia decided to keep) was death. For all Chuck knows (which apparently isn't much), this was Jefferson's attempt to start slowly reducing penalties until they were eliminated.

Chuck says he wants to turn back the clock to our founders to find the answers. He discounts that society will rightfully become more free as people become less prejudiced and bigoted. It sounds like he's okay turning the clock back far enough that slavery is legal and women can't vote.

Let's not forget that the actual definition of sodomy is any non-procreative sex between any sexes. How many straight people want to outlaw sodomy knowing that?

Chuck also hates freedom of speech: "How abhorring it is when the freedom of the press is abused to demean the biblical God and the most sacred couple in Christendom, especially right before Easter. If the cartoon depicted Allah or Muhammad, there undoubtedly would have been a national decry of bigotry." Yes, Chuckles (may I call you that?), it's abhorrent when others say things that offend you. Actually, it's really not. Freedom of speech is meant to protect the speech that we disagree with. What you should be asking is, "Why do Christians not have murderous riots when their God is insulted but Muslims do?" We mustn't coddle those who whine about being offended, and we mustn't tolerate religious violence in the name of such idiocy. Frankly, no amount of burning Bibles or Korans is worth taking even one human life. Life is more precious. Well, except for Hitler's life. I think we can agree on that.

Special Guest Star: Bruce Lee

So, Chuckles, take your bigotry and religious dogma and roundhouse kick them up your own ass. Seriously. You've admitted you suck at fighting compared to Bruce Lee, and now, it's obvious Bruce beats you at philosophy.

"Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it." -
As quoted in Bruce Lee : Fighting Spirit (1994) by Bruce Thomas (1994), p.44
(It's as applicable to politics and political parties as it was to martial art styles.)

"Neither. I think of myself as a human being." -
When asked if he thought of himself as Chinese or American,
The Warrior Within (1996), p. 87

"To be perfectly frank, I really do not." -
When asked if he believed in God, The Warrior Within (1996), p. 128

So, anyway, who wins in the Chuck Norris versus Dave Mustaine fight? The answer is Bruce Lee.

Be Water My Friend! Bruce Lee Remix

Monday, September 3, 2012

Preserve Religious Freedom

Seen this sign?

The Preserve Religious Freedom Yard Signs

In the last year, a big deal was made of the part of the health care bill which specifies that contraception must be covered by health insurance. Leaders of religious institutions (hospitals and universities - houses of worship are excluded from the requirement) have been objecting to providing their employees with contraception coverage. Religious leaders in these institutions have claimed that if other people have contraception made available to them (at the expense of the religious institution's employee health care plan) that this is a violation of the institution's religious freedom. In particular, Catholic dogma objects to contraception even though  many Catholics use it.

If the government mandated that some Catholics use contraception, that would be a violation of religious freedom. That is not happening. Nobody is being forced to use contraception. That is up to the individual. No religious freedom is being violated. Are "institutions" even people who can have "beliefs"? And does this argument mean Catholics refuse to do business with any company that provides contraception coverage to its employees?

Innocent civilians are being killed by the United States military in other countries, funded by all U.S. taxpayers. Certainly, the misguided folks who believe there is an attack on religious freedom believe this is a more serious violation of their religious freedom. One of the Ten Commandments is: "Thou shalt not kill."

Protesting contraception covered by health insurance is most similar to protesting soldiers being provided with guns at taxpayer expense. There will exist the possibility that others might do something which you don't believe you should do. However, what other people do among themselves cannot violate your religious freedom. You remain able to believe what you want to believe. Freedom of religion should not give you the right to violate the law with your actions. If a law is worthy of existing, everyone must obey or it is worthless.

If the practice of some religion required murder, should that be okay under religious freedom? No. Let's not forget that the government outlawed Mormon polygamy so that now it's no longer part of their beliefs. That was certainly a heinous government violation of religious freedom. What sort of religion changes their belief when a government tells them it's wrong? Perhaps, Mitt Romney will legalize polygamy if elected. After all, that's traditional marriage in his religion's belief (though they now claim otherwise).

Sadly, Obama capitulated to the demands of the religious institutions so that now health insurers must provide contraception at their own expense. This means that such institutions will not be paying, even indirectly, for the contraception of others. Yet, they still complain. Why? A nasty politician like John Boehner (R-OH) would be remiss to let a good attack go to waste, even if it's baseless.

Related Articles:

Should Catholic and Other Religious Institutions Have to Cover Birth Control?

5 Things You Should Know About Religion and Contraception

Many Catholic Universities, Hospitals Already Cover Contraception In Their Health Insurance Plans

Federal Judge Dismisses Prominent Evangelical College’s Lawsuit Against Obamacare

Obama announces ‘accommodation’ for religious institutions on contraception

John Boehner, Liar of the House

It's not religious freedom he wants. It's religious tyranny over others.


If someone's job is to sell things, it stands to reason that only those who are willing to sell those things should be hired or remain employed. If you're hiring for a hardware store which can only put one clerk on duty at time, would you hire a clerk who refuses to sell lawnmowers? No, you'd hire someone able to do the whole job.

If a pharmacist refuses the morning after pill to a woman because of the pharmacist's religious beliefs and she becomes pregnant as a result of that denial, that pharmacist should be liable for at least half the child support payments.

Employers shouldn't discriminate on the basis of gender, race, orientation, or any other factor which has no bearing on the ability to work. However, people unwilling to do the job for which they are hired should be fired.

It makes me sick that there is a conscience exception for things like pharmacists denying some people medicine just because the pharmacists themselves wouldn't use it. It all stems from a nonsense idea that somehow what others do would violate my religious beliefs. What this is really about is others forcing their religious beliefs down the throats of others.

Forcing your religion upon others isn't an exercise of religious freedom. It's denying religious freedom to others. That pharmacist who denied a woman contraception violated her religious freedom as well as failing to do the job for which he was hired.

Religious Conservatives Love Protecting Religious Freedom When It's About Controlling Women

It's all about contraception, isn't it? When it's not about contraception, it's about abortion. Though sometimes, it's about oppressing gays despite what the Bible says. In fact, some congregations of the Reform Jews, American Baptists, Buddhists, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Unitarian Universalists, Methodists, the Society of Friends, and the United Church of Christ have performed marriages for same-sex couples. The fight to ban same-sex marriage is an attack on their religious freedom.

If I ever hear religious conservatives raising a big stink about taxpayer funded murder of civilian "collateral damage" by our military, they might finally seem not so much like creepy misogynists. Except for Rush Limbaugh, he's earned his title of king of the creepy misogynists.

Rush Limbaugh attacked Sandra Fluke, who told Congress about how some women need expensive types of contraception for medical reasons other than birth control, by saying that she said she was having so much sex that she couldn't afford her birth control pills. He called her a whore and said she should make a sex tape public since her sexual activity was being subsidized by the state. In truth, Sandra Fluke never testified about herself, and the amount of birth control pills someone takes isn't related to how much sex someone has. Limbaugh's defenders claim he's merely satire, but too many of his listeners actually believe what he says for it to be defended as any form of humor.

Here are some other sexist Rush Limbaugh comments and remember, Mitt Romney says, "I find it hard to disagree with Rush Limbaugh."

“Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women access to the mainstream of society.”
~Rush Limbaugh, The Rush Limbaugh Show, August 12, 2005

“What does it say about the college co-ed Susan Fluke [sic] who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex — what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex.”
~Rush Limbaugh, referring to Sandra Fluke, a student at Georgetown Law School who was denied the right to speak at a congressional hearing on contraception, in which she planned to discuss a friend of hers who needed contraception to prevent the growth of cysts, February 29, 2012

“When women got the right to vote is when it all went down hill,”  July 3, 2012

You can read the Sandra Fluke Testimony Transcript as a PDF.

I'll leave you with a video of incorrect and offensive conservative statements about women's health:

Santorum isn't just some lone offensive person. He's part of a movement which values men more than women victims. Otherwise, this wouldn't be the case -- 31 States Allow Rapists Custody and Visitation Rights.

And please, drop the War on Christmas nonsense. Some Christians act like it's the worst thing in the world to acknowledge that there are other religions. Greeters at stores who say, "Happy Holidays," are not harming any religions by acknowledging the numerous religious holy days that occur around that time of year. I personally like to say, "Merry Christmas," but "Happy Holidays" would work too since it essentially means "Happy Holy Days."

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Mitt Romney on Health Care

Photo by Gage Skidmore

Barack Obama wanted a public option, but Congress passed the Affordable Care Act with a mandate instead of a public option. This became known as Obamacare because Obama signed it into law. See Mitt Romney advocate for the mandate, i.e. Obamacare. He only now opposes it because his opponent is for it.

But don't take my word for it, take Mitt Romney's word for it.

Romney Care: A Model For Health Care Reform? 


Mitt Romney on RomneyCare's Individual Mandate as a National Model 

Mitt Romney defends individual mandate as "fundamentally a conservative principle"

See Mitt Romney Promote an Individual Mandate 

Romney supports taxes on those who freeload off the system by not purchasing private health insurance. As a typical political hypocrite, he called the same mandate in Obamacare a tax on the middle class.

Hear him say, "I like mandates."

As late as 2009, Romney supported the Romneycare model, the basis of Obamacare.

Romney said Obama wanted a single-payer public option (which is true) and that his mandate plan is better. Obama and the Democrats gave America the system Romney wanted. He's now campaigning against it and saying he'll repeal it. Romney's turnabout is the action of a man who doesn't care about the American people and who only desires power.

During the 2012 Presidential campaign, Andrea Saul, one of Romney's campaign spokespeople, drew conservative ire for saying that a tragic death mentioned by the Obama campaign could have been avoided if that person had lived in Massachusetts with Romneycare. Since Obamacare does the same things as Romneycare, conservative backlash upon this woman was swift as she highlighted their (deadly for Americans) hypocrisy.

Fortunately, the GOP doesn't need to worry about being called a one trick hypocrisy pony. The Romney campaign also accused the Obama administration of gutting welfare work requirements by doing what Romney requested the Bush administration do in 2005.

Obama supports 2006 Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney doesn't support 2006 Mitt Romney.

I'm going to support Obama in 2012. Obama and the Democrats support Mitt Romney from 2006, and that's the sort of common sense thinking we need to agree is the right track. It's sad how some politicians often only do the right thing when they're not campaigning. Since the Democrats are running on common sense, including past Republican ideas, Republicans are taking the low road and campaigning against common sense, including some past Republican ideas.

The Republican propaganda was so effective that in the 2010 elections, the people of Ohio voted yes on an issue that would prevent Ohio from enacting legislation similar to what worked in Massachusetts. The same people that voted yes on that issue 3 (saying "no" to Romney's ideas) are likely to vote for Romney in 2012. It's ludicrous. There's a long list of benefits Ohio will still see as a result of Obamacare since that state issue is overruled by federal law. In essence, issue 3 had no effect on Obamacare. It only prevents Ohio from taking the proven, Republican-approved steps to improve health care.

Have you noticed that Romney refuses to release his taxes from years prior from him deciding to run for President? What is he hiding? Did he only start paying taxes once he decided to run for President? As you can see from this link, other Presidents who've gotten their party's nomination have released more, except for a few Republicans who have lost. Only Romney and McCain have released just 2 years of returns in the last 34 years of Presidential candidates.

Presidential Tax Returns
How Many Years of Tax Returns Have Presidential Candidates Released in the Past?

You can take the word of religious fundamentalist Rick Santorum (who would prefer that the US be a country of religious laws, a Christian version of Iran) that Romney is simply an Obama who isn't honest about the programs he supports.

And just because I can, here's a video of Mitt Romney not knowing that the President needs Congressional approval to go to war and being schooled by Ron Paul.

It baffles me how Republicans can be so hungry for a war. What we don't need to do is increase our national debt by killing people in other countries who aren't an imminent threat. Obama has been taking the diplomatic approach with Iran. Republicans won't seem to be happy until the conflict we want to prevent is made a certainty. They seem convinced that the Iranian government will nuke us as soon as they get nukes even though we'll certainly reduce their country to glass. The goal of those fundamentalist Muslims is the spread of Islam. They can't do that if they're dead. I reject the idea that they're an imminent threat. Now, I'm not saying I want a dangerous regime to have a nuclear weapon. I'm just saying that starting a war to prevent a war is self-defeating.

I leave you with a video of Obama slow-jamming the news with Jimmy Fallon.

The topic of the night was education.