Friday Open Thread & Twinkie Hoard

So far today I’m too busy with unrelated business to focus on any sort of lengthy post, so here’s an open thread to talk about the news of the day.

A few things for possible discussion:

–David Petraeus testified today that the CIA talking points on Benghazi were edited to play down terrorism and that the agency knew almost immediately it was a planned terrorist attack. Susan Rice was then sent out to sell those bogus talking points to the public — probably so the attack didn’t make the administration’s “Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive” sound premature with the election just around the corner. Nothing like playing politics with four dead Americans.

–Pelosi: “Is it the 11th Amendment? 14th? Whatever.” You’ll have to read the constitution to find out what’s in it, Nancy.

–A petition at the White House website calling for Obama’s impeachment now has surpassed the minimum signature threshold to make the White House to review and comment on it. I’m guessing that one, like the Texas secession petition so far, just gets ignored.

–HuffPo accused of publishing Kremlin propaganda. Is that supposed to be news?

–Big surprise: State controlled by nutball liberals leads the nation in poverty.

–Finally, Hostess — makers of fine spongy things with creamy stuff made of God-knows-what in them — is shutting down operations because the union wouldn’t accept an 8 percent pay cut. Over 18,000 are out of work and the union will consider this a “win.”

Someday soon Americans will be desperately searching for the last box of Twinkies:

Author: Doug Powers

Doug Powers is a writer, editor and commentator covering news of the day from a conservative viewpoint with an occasional shot of irreverence and a chaser of snark. Townhall Media writer/editor. MichelleMalkin.com alum. Bowling novice. Long-suffering Detroit Lions fan. Contact: WriteDoug@Live.com.