Exactly one year ago, my husband was fired from his employer of 37 years. After years of working his way up the ladder, he had finally made it. Plant manager. In his 40's he went back to school obtaining his BS in Organizational Leadership, and in an effort to climb higher, returned to the classroom in his late 40's obtaining his MBA. The ink was barely dry before they let him go.
A six-figure income and 5 weeks of earned vacation a year and the fact he was 55 all combined to make him too expensive. They got a guy for half of that, and one week vacation a year. read more
1. Someone please let The Maury Show know that the National Zoo finally put those pesky rumors to rest by finding out the father of the latest newborn panda. Let’s all say it together now… “You are the father!”
2. For the love of statistics! Todd Schneider’s Wedding Crunchers app shows that sometimes love can be calculated.
3. This latest Norwegian song puts “ Old MacDonald” in its place. Thanks to the group Ylvis, foxes are sooooooooo the new vampires. #Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringding
CHRIS HAYES, HOST: Mr. Secretary, thank you so much for making the time today.
I really appreciate it.
JOHN KERRY, SECRETARY OF STATE: I'm very happy to be with you.
HAYES: There's a -- a pretty shocking video by "The New York Times" posted today. It's Syrian rebels executing captured Assad soldiers, a gunshot to the back of the head, naked.
If the U.S. attacks Syria, do those men in those videos become, by definition, our allies? read more
The United States will not support all of the rebels in the Syrian civil war, and the U.S. will not become directly involved in the war, said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during an exclusive interview with MSNBC's Chris Hayes Thursday. Kerry said that the intervention proposed by the White House would prop up the moderate opposition and harm Basher al-Assad. read more
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a limited action in Syria on Wednesday, bringing the US one step closer to military intervention. But not everyone is persuaded that America should get involved: a recent NBC poll showed 50% of Americans do not believe we should intervene. In an MSNBC exclusive, Secretary of State John Kerry sits down with Chris Hayes to make the case to the American people.
"If we don’t do this, Assad will have a message that he can use these weapons with impunity," Kerry warned. read more
Watch All In with Chris Hayes Thursday night for a very special exclusive interview with Secretary of State John Kerry. Hayes will speak with Secretary Kerry about the situation in Syria as Congress considers authorizing the use of force against the Syrian regime. read more
1. Afroduck, whoever that is, broke the world record for fastest lap around Manhattan.
2. Mommy and me drawings prove imagination always wins.
3. Give me liberty! Or give me the Super Bowl Ring back? Senator McCain proves that grown men fighting over jewelry never fails.
Now that the president has gone to Congress for authorization of a military strike in Syria, members of both houses can no longer get away with "asking questions" and second guessing: they have to declare where they stand and vote on it.
So here's where I stand: I don't think we should send missiles into Syria. If I was in Congress I'd vote against it and I think it's a grave mistake that will make a bad situation worse. read more