Private photos of 100 Actresses Hacked on Internet and Published to the World.
Contrast that number with the fact that, according to the government, the personal medical information of more than 29 million people has been "improperly exposed" since 2009. The "private" photos were apparently obtained utilizing a "Find My iPhone" exploit to hack Apple iCloud accounts. Medical records will never be safe from hacking on Internet-connected computers – especially if the government is involved.
British Prime Minister David Cameron Continues to Lead on ISIS Response.
Cameron announced tough new measures to track terrorists and prevent them from entering and leaving Britain through passport control. Measures to increase airline security were also announced.
Suit Filed Charging that Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu Is Ineligible to Run for Reelection.
The suit, filed by GOP state Rep. Paul Hollis, charges that Landrieu is a full-time permanent resident of Washington, D.C., where she owns a $2.5 million home on Capitol Hill, and that she therefore is not eligible to represent Louisiana. Landrieu has registered to vote using the New Orleans address where her parents live.
With the World in Crisis Obama Parties until 3:00 am.
No time for strategy, Obama has a wedding to attend. Obama spent six and a half hours at the wedding of White House chef Sam Kass and MSNBC anchor Alex Wagner, finally leaving the party after 1:00 am Sunday morning and arriving back at the White House at 3:00 am. Strategy? I don't need no stinking strategy!
Obama's Foreign Policy Is in 'Absolute Free Fall.'
Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Mike Rogers (R, Mich.) said, about Obama's failure to act, "That is a decision. That is a policy. That is a strategy. And it's not working." As to the idea that Obama is now trying to organize an international response, Rogers pointed out that America's Arab League partners have been asking for help for more than a year. "The clock didn't start with the beheading of the American journalist."
Sen. Feinstein Slams Obama On Reaction to ISIS Threat.
Feinstein, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, called Obama's approach "too cautious." She said she agreed with the aggressive military plan put forth by GOP Senators Graham and McCain. She also appeared to contradict White House claims when she said that the military, the State Dept., and others have in fact been putting forth plans to deal with ISIS.
Sen. Menendez Calls Russian Action in Ukraine a 'Direct Invasion.'
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D, N.J.) called for arming Ukrainians to resist the Russian aggression. Obama has refused to describe the Russian action as an invasion.
General Anthony Zinni: I Wish We Were Not So Paranoid about Boots on the Ground.
Zinni, retired commander-in-chief of the U.S. Central Command, said, "If you put two brigades on the ground right now of U.S. forces they would push ISIS back into Syria in a heartbeat."
Barack Obama Refuses to Decide and Fails to Act.
"Just in case you thought that the Leader of the Free World was secretly harboring a calculated, well-developed plan for bringing ISIS under control and putting Russia's imperial leader back in his box, Barack Obama banged that idea firmly on the head last week." The White House press corps had been led to believe Obama would make a major announcement on foreign policy strategy. He did. There is no strategy.
Obama Throws The Pentagon Under the Bus.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest blames the military for "no strategy" on ISIS in Syria. The Pentagon politely disagrees. Earnest said, regarding military options for striking ISIS in Syria, "Those options are still being developed by the Pentagon." Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm John Kirby had a different view, "Anybody who has any knowledge of the United States military knows that we're ready. We're ready all the time."Obama: Everything in the World Is Fine. Twitter Just Makes It Look Bad.
"The world has always been messy... we're just noticing now in part because of social media."
Obama: Besides, Our 'Unprecedented Military Capacity' and 'Built-Up' Security Apparatus Make Us 'Pretty Safe' Right Now.
He didn't say that he has Bush and Cheney to thank for what's left of our unprecedented military capacity and built-up security apparatus.
Sec. of State John Kerry: We Need the World's Help.
Kerry calls for a global coalition to confront the "nihilistic vision and genocidal agenda" of ISIS, and specifically points to the example President George H.W. Bush set in ousting Saddam Hussein from Kuwait. Time flies. Just two weeks ago, Kerry declared that climate change is "the biggest challenge... we face right now."
A True American Hero Retires.
Adm. William McRaven leaves the Navy to become chancellor of the University of Texas. McRaven has headed the Special Operations Command. Even as a three-star admiral, McRaven regularly joined his teams on risky snatch-and-grab operations in Afghanistan.
IRS Scandal: For a 'Fake' Scandal, It is Amazing How Often Real Evidence Disappears.
"The disappearing act is so frequent, it is reasonable to wonder whether it is really a systematic attempt to destroy evidence of abuse of power." Duh.
On Day after His 'No-Strategy' News Conference, Obama Declares 'National Preparedness Month.'
You can't make this stuff up.