***Wow, we're having soup-eatin' weather here in Indiana! I don't mind, I love the cool days. Fall is my favorite time of year.
***“I think what we’ve got going on here in America is the perfect storm of not good things.”
Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday called the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates to clarify that he did not mean to imply in his remarks last week that the Gulf ally was supporting al-Qaida fighters in Syria.Biden spoke with Prince Mohamed bin Zayed, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi and a key Emirati leader, the White House said.It was the second time in two days that Biden had to call a key partner in President Barack Obama's coalition to walk back comments he made on Thursday, when he said that U.S. allies - including Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the UAE - had funded and armed extremist groups linked to al-Qaida.
Please, somebody lock him in a bunker somewhere...
***Paul Revere, RIP. Remember Paul Revere and the Raiders?
***Bernie Sanders, Idiot, Vermont:
Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont Independent, said today that the level of wealth and income inequality in America has become “incredible and obscene” under the Obama Administration.
“Never before in the modern history of our country have so few had so much and so many had so little. This incredible and obscene level of wealth and income inequality is a grave danger to our economy and our political system,” Mr. Sanders said in a press release Saturday.
Mr. Sanders, who is rumored to be considering a bid for president in 2016, pointed to a new survey from Forbes magazine showing the 400 wealthiest Americans are now worth $2.29 trillion, a 13 percent increase from last year.
Mr. Sanders said most Americans are becoming poorer while the richest continue to gain more wealth. In his statement, Mr. Sanders wrote that median family income has declined by almost $5,000 since 1999 and more than half of Americans have less than $10,000 in savings.
“Congress must summon the courage to take on their big money campaign contributors and pass legislation that asks the wealthy to start paying their fair share of taxes and overturns the disastrous Supreme Court decision on Citizens United,” Mr. Sanders said.