‘No Excuse’: Johnson Says if Voters Disqualify Him Over Aleppo Flop, ‘So Be It’

It definitely made Johnson look out of touch on foreign issues but I’m not sure why this should disqualify him when Trump tweets more outrageous things before breakfast.

Gary Johnson is still getting blowback over his Syrian fumble this morning, but he says he’s prepared to face whatever the consequences may be.

The libertarian candidate followed Morning Joe with an appearance on The View, where he told Whoopi Goldberg that there was “no excuse” he could offer for the slip-up. Even so, Johnson defended his familiarity with Aleppo’s importance, elaborated his approach to dealing with ISIS, and acknowledged that Mike Barnicle did ask him a fair question.

“It’s how you deal with adversity that ultimately determines success,” Johnson said.

Also, good on Johnson for owning it.

A Mattress Company Remembers 9/11

Did anybody involved say, “Maybe this isn’t such a good idea?”

A San Antonio mattress store has drawn widespread criticism after posting a video on Facebook promoting a “Twin Towers Sale.”

In the video, Miracle Mattress manager Cherise Bonanno says that there’s no better way to remember the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks than the sale, which offers any size mattress for the price of a twin mattress. Two employees stand in front of a pair of towers of mattresses and an American flag.

At the end of the video, which has since been removed from the store’s Facebook page, Bonanno swings her arms and the employees tumble into the mattress towers, knocking them over.

Question of the Day

Blondie sundae from Old Ebbitt's Grill in Washington D.C.

Blondie sundae from Old Ebbitt’s Grill in Washington D.C.

What’s your favorite dessert to make?

My go to dessert when I need a sugar pick me up is usually just chocolate chip cookies. I try to make a small batch because they are difficult to stop eating.