Slow News Day
And I have been busy with Real Life™, as happens from time to time. It is the curse of the blogging class.
The BBC mentioned something I heard in the car – Ukraine violence: US considers sanctions. When I heard the NPR report my first reaction was what makes this any different than what the NYPD did to the Occupy movement in New York? It is hypocrisy to talk about the right to assemble and demonstrate in Kiev after you have ignored it in NYC, Oakland, et al. If you are going to impose sanctions, what about Bahrain?
CNN covered the Mandela memorial ‘selfie’:
Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt made headlines after snapping a selfie of herself nestled in between UK Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama at Mandela’s memorial service on Tuesday.
From the picture accompanying the article I got the impression that Zero was going to hear about his conduct from his wife.
The Repubs are venting their rage over Zero shaking hands with Raul Castro. Mr. Mandela had good relations with Cuba and support from the Castros, so it would have been rather churlish not to shake hands.
I guess Zero should have taken lessons on how to conduct himself at solemn events from a Republican.