‘Are you kidding me?’ Brit Hume not a fan of UN weapons inspection policy


Bizarro universe indeed.

Fox News’ Brit Hume tweeted out a link to an article and proclaimed, “are you kidding me?” You see, United Nations weapons inspectors aren’t going to find out who used chemical weapons in Syria. No really:


More from The Wall Street Journal:

On Sunday, the U.N. said its inspection team was preparing to start its fact-finding mission on Monday after Syria said it would allow U.N. personnel now in Damascus immediate access to the affected areas.

“The team must be able to conduct a full, thorough and unimpeded investigation,” said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday night. However, the team is only mandated to determine if chemical weapons were used, not who used them, Mr. Ban’s spokesman said.

Wow. Full and thorough? That doesn’t mean what he thinks it means.


Yes, why? That Twitter user answered his own question:


Yep. Enough said.


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Cooking In North Korea Is Dangerous Business…Never Use Gasoline To Make Dinner

North Korea is known for a lot of things, like human rights abuses, totalitarianism, and prison camps to name a few. But one thing North Korea certainly isn’t known for is its cooking. That is until a Japanese tourist managed to smuggle back some photographs and a recipe for a very North Korean-style clam bake.

A few years ago, Japanese travel writer Kuzo paid a visit to North Korea and had the chance to try a local delicacy: gasoline baked clams.

Yep, you read that right. To cook clams, they place them in a gravel pit, douse them with gasoline, and light them up.

Over the course of the next five minutes, two regular-sized water bottles of gasoline are dumped on the clams to keep the flames burning. Once the flames die out, dinner’s ready!

Traditionally, this is a summer dish in North Korea as it must be done outdoors for obvious reasons.

According to Kuzo, the clams were extremely tasty. They were actually some of the best he’d ever eaten, if you can believe that.

Of course, there is always the risk that you’ll get a bad clam. To combat this, North Koreans traditionally drink soju, a distilled rice liquor, with their meals.

If baby clams are found on North Korean dinner plates, it’s seen as a sign of good luck!

(via Rocket News)

As someone who’s allergic to shellfish, I’ll never experience the delight of eating clams, much less clams that are cooked with gasoline, but they still do look pretty good. If I’m ever in North Korea, I might have to risk it and give these a go.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/korean-clam-bake/

Ma’am meltdown! Barbara Boxer to GOP: ‘Get out of the fringe lane!’


Citing unanswered transparency concerns, Republican senators boycotted Thursday’s scheduled Environment and Public Works Committee vote on potential EPA head Gina McCarthy’s nomination. That didn’t go over well with Sen. Barbara Boxer, chair of the committee.

Sen. Barbara Boxer is GOING OFF on Rs on Senate Committee overseeing EPA nomination for Gina McCarthy

— Rebekah Metzler (@rebekahmetzler) May 9, 2013

The Washington Examiner’s Charlie Spiering described her response as a “meltdown,” and with good reason.

Boxer: “Gina McCarthy is a woman. That deserves this promotion!”

— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) May 9, 2013

And out comes the lady-parts card.

Boxer: GOP boycott of McCarthy vote shows pledge to do better w/ women voters was false. // We should confirm women b/c their women? Lame.

— Heather (@hmfearny) May 9, 2013

You’d think someone called her “ma’am” again!

Boxer: We’ll change committee rules to vote on EPA nominee Gina McCarthy, if we can

— Michal Conger (@MichalConger) May 9, 2013

Sen. Boxer says EPW GOP boycott of EPA nominee “shows how outside the mainstream they are. Shows how obstructionist they are.”

— Zachary Colman (@zcolman) May 9, 2013

Uh oh. Another hostage situation!

Boxer: Republicans are “holding Gina McCarthy hostage to their pro-polluter fringe philosophy”

— Michal Conger (@MichalConger) May 9, 2013

Hey, Boxer discovered another word: “harangue.” Oh, and fringe. “They’re fringe! They’re fringe!”

— Michal Conger (@MichalConger) May 9, 2013

Boxer: They are “harassing and haranguing her” says of Rs on McCarthey. “They are fringe,” she says.

— Rebekah Metzler (@rebekahmetzler) May 9, 2013

“Get out of the fringe lane!” Boxer says to Republicans.

— Michal Conger (@MichalConger) May 9, 2013

Get out of the “fringe lane”? Sorry, were they in your way?

Says the Queen of Fringe.RT @michalconger: “Get out of the fringe lane!” Boxer says to Republicans.

— Heather (@hmfearny) May 9, 2013

Boxer: Gina McCarthy is one of the most mainstream nominees ever to come before Environment & Public Works committee.

— Michal Conger (@MichalConger) May 9, 2013

“I don’t know who they want to be the head of the EPA–thehead of some polluting oil company?” –Boxer

— Michal Conger (@MichalConger) May 9, 2013

Awww. Boxer: “I am asking my Republicans to come home.”

— Michal Conger (@MichalConger) May 9, 2013

Sorry, Ma’am Boxer, you’re blocking the fringe lane.

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