SHMOOZE NEWS: Shofar, Sho Good

Hope y’all had good Labor Day weekends — gooooo SAG-AFTRA and EQUITY! — and a reminder for every weekend:

SATP labor unions1. The big news of the week was Obama choosing to hit the Syria ball into Congress’s court on Saturday — and the speculation that followed, regarding what those poor Republicans in said Congress must hate more: agreeing with Obama or looking like soft-on-terror pussies.  So far, it seems to be a toss up.  (Partly ‘cuz there seem to be two versions of ‘Republican’ these days.)  Which is a shame when we’re talking about REAL HUMAN LIVES AND NOT YOUR EGO.  Oh, but also, please enjoy your last week of vacation — no need to come back early.

And if you ARE back early, no need to pay attention — as we all learned from John McCain.

SATP john mccainHey!  Maybe, as Jon Stewart suggested to Mr. McCain, “instead of playing pretend poker in the actual Senate, go to an actual casino and pretend you know what the government should do.”  If only!  But you guys, it’s no laughing matter: turns out McCain lost THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS in that game.

BUT sarcasm aside, ehem, by far the best thing I’ve read about the real Syria debate is here.  Unless you want the Onion-iest again, and then it’s here.  (“Poll: Majority of Americans Approve of Sending Congress to Syria.”  Nuff said.)

2. G20!  Ugh, tough week, guys.  Tough week.  Obama’s in Russia not meeting with Putin but sorta meeting with Putin — since the annual-ish G20 conference happens to be there (“Group of Twenty” countries, formed in ’09-ish to manage the global economic crisis-ish) (it’s complicated).  Though Syria wasn’t technically on the agenda, it apparently came upover a meal and made for one awkward dinner party.

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Cant. Help. Myself.

3. But back on home turf, we’re creeped out by Kenneth Cole…

Screen Shot 2013-09-06 at 9.21.05 AMCelebrating Rosh Hashanah no matter where we are on the spectrum of Jew-ish…

SATP shofar… and deciding this tumblr blog wins the internet. (<–FOR REALS!)

Also, and not entirely unrelated to ALL THINGS SMARTY EVER, y’all find yourselves wondering why it’s SO much easier to get debate going about the easy stuff?  Here’s why.  Must-read article called “Why We Can’t Help Ourselves From Caring About Things That Don’t Matter.”

Um, it’s too hot.  I give up.  Go find some air conditioning this weekend, y’all.  Smarty love!

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