* Canadian Thanksgiving is called Thanksgiving in Canada.
* This dude knows how to protest.
* He's a teeth shower, an eye twinkler and a close talker.
* Comedian Matt Dwyer talks to Darryl Perry about cops.
* Your uncle is in the final stages of prepping his arguments.
* You cooked that turkey all by yourself? Obama doesn't care.
* The Never Not Funny podcast does its annual Pardcast-A-Thon this Friday.
* Someone found the original Thanksgiving invitation to the Native Americans.
* Comedian Scott Blakemen talks to John Fugelsang about peace in the Middle East.
Tags: Barack Obama, Canada, Daily Links, Jimmy Pardo, Joe Biden, Middle East, Mitt Romney, Police, Thanksgiving, The Onion
Look, Rep. Peter King knows an "apology tour" when he sees one. And all those supposed facts that you fact-checkers check with your fact-checking machines don't mean a goddamn thing, because an "apology tour" is something that you feel in your heart…
Soledad O'Brien: Everybody keeps talking about this apology tour and apologies from the president.
Rep. Peter King: It is.
O'Brien: I'm trying to find the words I'm sorry, I apologize in any of those speeches. Which I have the text of all those speeches in front of me. None of those speeches at all, if you go to factcheck.org which we check in a lot, they all say the same thing. They fact check this.
King: I don't care what fact check says.
O'Brien: There are fact checks. You may not care, but they're a fact checker. I'm reading the speeches.
King: No. Soledad, what I'm saying is any common sense interpretation of those speeches, the president's apologizing for the American position. That's the apology tour.
Little did Soledad O'Brien know, but Peter King is actually the world's leading authority on recognizing apology tours. And don't bother looking that up with your fact-checkers. Just accept it.
Tags: Barack Obama, CNN, Middle East, Peter King, Soledad O'Brien
Imagine it's 2011 and you write a letter to your congressman expressing concern over House Resolution 268, a measure that reaffirms U.S. commitment "to a negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." If you're a constituent of Pennsylvania Republican Joe Pitts, who has served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Human Rights Commission, you may have to wait a whole year for a reply.
But it will be totally worth it, because the response will feature this gem…
With the global war against terrorism, it is now incumbent on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Yasir Arafat to clamp down on Palestinian extremists that have perpetuated violence and to restart a peace process that has collapsed.
Contrary to popular belief, and also contrary to occasional strikes against Israeli civilians and associated reprisals against Palestinians, the two sides have been making great strides. It's just the progress has been difficult to discern because the lead negotiators have either been dead since 2004, in the case of Arafat, or in a coma since 2006, in the case of Sharon.
Pitts staffers blamed the error on an errant form letter rather than a new frontier in the GOP's pro-life agenda, where even the dead Palestinian leaders are granted living personhood…
"This is particularly embarrassing," said Gabe Neville, Pitts' chief of staff in Washington. He said the contents and postage of the letter amount to a "double mistake": an outdated form letter that was pulled it from the mail pile a year ago, but sometime since then, added back into outgoing mail.
It would be edifying to get the Middle East perspective on this, but the Times of Israel had some sad news: "Neither Arafat nor Sharon were available for comment."
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Tags: Israel, Joe Pitts, Middle East, Palestine, Pennsylvania
Ah, for the days when young Egyptians were taking to the streets to protest Wisconsin Gov. Scott Brown punching Anderson Cooper in the face.
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Tags: Anderson Cooper, Egypt, Jon Stewart, Middle East, Protesters, TDS Looks Back at 2011, The Daily Show, Video, Wisconsin, Work/office