DavidL's Breakfast Scramble
Obami give birth to the deathers, Andrew Malcolm professes to be confused why so much of the public refuses to accept the Obama administration’s claim of the death of Usama bin Laden at face value, from the Los Angeles Times:

Here we go again.

It’s been only two weeks since President Obama reported on national television that an American commando team in four military helicopters had killed Osama bin Laden in his Pakistan bedroom. Within literally minutes, word of the terrorist’s death by gunshot prompted seemingly spontaneous street celebrations outside the White House and elsewhere.

Now comes word from noted pollster John Zogby that while an overwhelming majority buys the administration’s account, a surprising almost one-in-five likely American voters believes the Al Qaeda founder is not dead at all, nor buried at sea, as Obama officials have stated.

How could this possibly be?

Now I do believe the Usama bin Laden is dead,  thanks to Leon Panetta  and not Dumbo b/k/a Barack Obama.   However, let me count the ways not to believe:

  • Both Obama and the Obami are easily confused.
  • Both will lie about anything.
  • Obama was disparate for a boost in his poll ratings.
  • The administration has refused to make public any proof of their claim.
  • The administration has demonstrated no knowledge of the operation’s narrative.

Trump to Trump: You’re fired, L. Donald Trump announces the obvious, from David Bauder and Beth Fouhy:

NEW YORK (AP) – After months of flirting with politics, Donald Trump said Monday he won’t run for president, choosing to stick with hosting “The Celebrity Apprentice” over a bid for the Republican nomination.

The reality TV star and real estate mogul made his announcement at a Manhattan hotel as NBC, which airs his show, rolled out its fall lineup.

“I will not be running for president as much as I’d like to,” Trump said

I think that profanity laced tirade in Las Vegas did in what ever chance L. Donald had.

More, Michelle:

Donald Trump squandered untold political oxygen exploiting the Tea Party while backing government bailouts, Obamacare, the porkulus, and wealth/property redistribution.

Now, he’s squeezing a 16th minute out of his announcement today that he won’t run for the GOP presidential nomination.

Good riddance:

Newt tried to remove his foot from his mouth,  I like Newt Gingrich, as a pundit, not a candidate for President.  Gingrich simply makes too many unforced errors, from New York Times:

Newt Gingrich has acknowledged that his tendency to spout off like a political analyst might get him into trouble on the campaign trail.

On Monday, Mr. Gingrich, the former speaker of the House, sought to explain away just that kind of Sunday-morning pontification, in which he blasted the budget by his Republican colleagues in Congress and endorsed an individual mandate for health insurance.

Of course Gingrich is a real college professor, and not just one who pretends to have been one from the Oval Office.

Seventy-five feet of global warming:

North Cascade Highway in Washington State

Running just south of the U.S. border with Canada, you’d expect the North Cascade Highway to be subject to some wintry weather occasionally.

But this weekend drivers on State Route 20 – which passes from Port Townsend in west Washington State to Newport in the east – found that snow chains wouldn’t be sufficient after an incredible 75 feet of snow covered a 40-mile stretch of the highway.

And the heavy snowfall could keep the road closed for another week, which would mark its latest spring reopening in 30 years.

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