Swedish newspaper SvD Näringsliv reports that Greece has apparently just ordered 400 tanks from the United States (what?). Meanwhile Greece Just Bought 400 Tanks From The US It makes perfect sense. What does a country running out of money to pay its employees need? More tanks! (via @nullsummenspiel)

It’s true that the 11 p.m. broadcast of “The Daily Show” (which runs Monday through Thursday) plays to a relatively modest crowd – an average of just 1.8 million viewers a night thus far in October. But that doesn’t count four daily repeats on Comedy Central, which nearly double the program’s daily audience to 3.5 …

The president is furiously backtracking; Republicans are clawing over each other to demonize Muslims; Democrats are dead silent. It’s time to face reality. Whether or not the “ground zero” mosque ever gets built, the political debate is over. Decency lost Ground Zero Mosque Controversy: America Has Disgraced Itself – The Daily Beast