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2009-12-24 09:51:36 AM  
So my buddy Bret swears that the government had mind control built into TV sets in the 80s but it didn't work all that well because it was triggered by having that weird Australian Jacko dude on tv, and he was only in Energizer commercials and like some crappy tv show that only aired a couple times. I never believed him, because Bret got dropped on his head when he was a baby, and he thought that a good time was dropping trou and taking a dump on the neighbors' porches. I know you can't control peoples' minds with tv because I watch it all the time and I've never once bought tampons, even if they advertised them during a football game, although I did get one of those airhogs racer things that's remote control and can climb walls and stuff. Anyhow, Bret's in jail right now for the holidays because he swears he was watching redtube in his grandma's basement and some Romanian chick with no self esteem and extremely small hands looked into his eyes and he blacked out and woke up trying to steal Red Bulls from the Sunoco. So watch out. The government can tell you what to do from your computer too now.
 
2009-12-24 11:17:04 AM  
Frances Townsend, a homeland security adviser to Bush, said she did not regret having relied on Montgomery's mysterious intelligence. "It didn't seem beyond the realm of possibility. We were relying on technical people to tell us whether or not it was feasible," she said.

This is why you don't put non-techies in charge of the techies. "Well, shucks...it sounded legitimate!"
 
2009-12-24 11:19:00 AM  
I've got to decode this secrete message. The fate of the free world could be at stake!

'Be sure to drink your Ovaltine'?

/sadder but wiser
 
2009-12-24 11:19:07 AM  
Diogenes: Frances Townsend, a homeland security adviser to Bush, said she did not regret having relied on Montgomery's mysterious intelligence. "It didn't seem beyond the realm of possibility. We were relying on technical people to tell us whether or not it was feasible," she said.

This is why you don't put non-techies in charge of the techies. "Well, shucks...it sounded legitimate!"


These are the same idiots that forward "Bill Gates will pay you to forward this" emails.
 
2009-12-24 11:19:32 AM  
In fact, according to evidence from his former lawyer, Montgomery, the "credible source", was a "habitual liar engaged in fraud".

Ooh, Burn! Somebody just got told!
 
2009-12-24 11:19:39 AM  
In December 2003, it's claimed CIA director George Tenet was sufficiently sold on Montgomery's data to ground transatlantic flights, deploy heavily armed police on the streets of Manhattan and evacuate 5,000 people from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Jesus save us from these clowns.
 
2009-12-24 11:20:50 AM  
the truth is, the CIA is run by idiots. Any dull-witted right winger can rise up in the ranks because they're full of paranoid idiots, so there's not much brainpower to choose from.

And when an idiot like George W. Bush gets into the White House he clears out any credible, intelligent people -- the ones who dare disagree with him -- and keeps all the yes-man right wing morons, which is what we're left with today.
 
2009-12-24 11:22:29 AM  
Good old George W. Bush. The more we find out about the people he liked to put in control of shiat the more he looks like a farking idiot and the Republicans like a bunch of incompetent theifs.

Can we please extract FEMA from Home Land Security, disband the agency, give FEMA their 40 billion dollars and the remaining 100 billion to NASA? Please.
 
2009-12-24 11:22:49 AM  
some user comments from the article...

"It didn't seem beyond the realm of possibility. "

Translation:

We are willing to belive any old shiat in order to justify our existance and contiune the "War On Terror (tm)"


YUP- that right there pretty much summed up the entire Bush administration's foregin policy from 2001-2008.

Al Queda coudn't have picked a better(from their view) president when they did 9/11!
 
2009-12-24 11:22:54 AM  
Bar Code
http://tinyurl.com/y9alepq
(copy and paste, NSFW)
 
2009-12-24 11:23:20 AM  
LargeCanine: I've got to decode this secrete message. The fate of the free world could be at stake!

'Be sure to drink your Ovaltine'?

/sadder but wiser


a crummy commercial
 
2009-12-24 11:23:31 AM  
But if the Intelligence services can't tell the difference between jackass fraudsters and real anti-terrorism measures who has been keeping me safe in my bed for the last 8 years - surely not random happenstance?
 
2009-12-24 11:26:08 AM  
I am sure all of america is going to sleep better tonight knowing that homeland security is protecting them.
 
2009-12-24 11:27:00 AM  
I'm an excellent driver: But if the Intelligence services can't tell the difference between jackass fraudsters and real anti-terrorism measures who has been keeping me safe in my bed for the last 8 years - surely not random happenstance?

Post hoc ergo propter hoc.

In other words: Lisa, I want to buy your rock.
 
2009-12-24 11:27:59 AM  
Isn't this a repeat of a repeat?
 
2009-12-24 11:28:14 AM  
Typical. By all means. Police something you fail to understand with methods you fail to understand. Seems pretty standard for conservative, authoritarian douchebags.
 
2009-12-24 11:30:03 AM  
Be sure to drink your Ovaltine.
 
2009-12-24 11:33:39 AM  
Not a proponent of the Death Penalty, but can't this qualify? This guy was doing the work of terrorists (and being well paid).
 
2009-12-24 11:34:20 AM  
Diogenes: Frances Townsend, a homeland security adviser to Bush, said she did not regret having relied on Montgomery's mysterious intelligence. "It didn't seem beyond the realm of possibility. We were relying on technical people to tell us whether or not it was feasible," she said.

This is why you don't put non-techies in charge of the techies. "Well, shucks...it sounded legitimate!"


She was highly qualified. She was a lawyer, married to one of Dubya's friends, and made the max individual campaign contribution to the 04 re-election bid. That's all it takes in DC to qualify.
 
2009-12-24 11:38:25 AM  
Too bad Fox News continues to get a free pass. It's more of a threat.
 
2009-12-24 11:39:24 AM  
yeah

i141.photobucket.com

not so much
 
2009-12-24 11:40:03 AM  
Slaves2Darkness: Good old George W. Bush. The more we find out about the people he liked to put in control of shiat the more he looks like a farking idiot and the Republicans like a bunch of incompetent theifs.

Can we please extract FEMA from Home Land Security, disband the agency, give FEMA their 40 billion dollars and the remaining 100 billion to NASA? Please.


NASA? WTF?
 
2009-12-24 11:42:43 AM  
CIA will distribute Airbourne fizzy tablets to all agents in case of a biological attack. Q-ray bracelets to neutralize the effects of torture. All actions will now be run through an Astrologer before being deployed. What does it matter, its all gonna end in 2012.
 
2009-12-24 11:43:03 AM  
jaxwally: Diogenes: Frances Townsend, a homeland security adviser to Bush, said she did not regret having relied on Montgomery's mysterious intelligence. "It didn't seem beyond the realm of possibility. We were relying on technical people to tell us whether or not it was feasible," she said.

This is why you don't put non-techies in charge of the techies. "Well, shucks...it sounded legitimate!"

She was highly qualified. She was a lawyer, married to one of Dubya's friends, and made the max individual campaign contribution to the 04 re-election bid. That's all it takes in DC to qualify.


Daddy Bush must be soooo proud of what Georgie did to the CIA.
 
2009-12-24 11:44:10 AM  
Uncle Pim: Too bad Fox News continues to get a free pass. It's more of a threat.

Their bar codes are limited to waving at the waitress for another round.
 
2009-12-24 11:52:01 AM  
toxicculture.files.wordpress.com

Goes where?
 
2009-12-24 11:53:16 AM  
www.gamersgraveyard.com
 
2009-12-24 11:53:46 AM  
This is why we should be working on time travel. So we can bring the wing-nuts of 2003 here, have them vigorously claim that Papa Ridge / Bush / Cheney / Rummie are the best people at protecting freedumbs, then have them see this (without the filter of time).

And the people from the near future can do the same with the [f]right[ened] wing eejits of today.

That would be my Christmas wish. To have all the idiots of the world be subjected to the truth of their beliefs, without all the messy waiting around.
 
2009-12-24 11:58:12 AM  
I don't even know why we bother with intelligence. Nostradamus predicted everything years ago, and what he didn't predict, Edgar Cayce did!
 
2009-12-24 11:58:14 AM  
Frances Townsend, a homeland security adviser to Bush, said she did not regret having relied on Montgomery's mysterious intelligence. "It didn't seem beyond the realm of possibility. We were relying on technical people to tell us whether or not it was feasible," she said.

A project manager should never be a glorified HR executive. A project manager is always a glorified HR executive. A project manager should be an expert in the field to which the project pertains. A project manager has no skills.
 
2009-12-24 11:58:49 AM  
Jackpot777: This is why we should be working on time travel. So we can bring the wing-nuts of 2003 here, have them vigorously claim that Papa Ridge / Bush / Cheney / Rummie are the best people at protecting freedumbs, then have them see this (without the filter of time).

And the people from the near future can do the same with the [f]right[ened] wing eejits of today.

That would be my Christmas wish. To have all the idiots of the world be subjected to the truth of their beliefs, without all the messy waiting around.


Maybe they'll be visited by three ghosts tonight?
 
2009-12-24 12:02:18 PM  
Diogenes:

Maybe they'll be visited by three ghosts spooks tonight?


FTFY
 
2009-12-24 12:03:23 PM  
benwa: Diogenes:

Maybe they'll be visited by three ghosts spooks tonight?

FTFY


Well played, Sir!
 
2009-12-24 12:07:06 PM  
Frances Townsend, a homeland security adviser to Bush, said she did not regret having relied on Montgomery's mysterious intelligence. "It didn't seem beyond the realm of possibility. We were relying on technical people to tell us whether or not it was feasible," she said.

i.telegraph.co.uk

Approves (or will, sooner or later)
 
2009-12-24 12:13:58 PM  
In the above picture, Al Gore looks like a thin person that is wearing a bad makeup job in order to look fat. WTF?
 
2009-12-24 12:14:12 PM  
Slaves2Darkness: Good old George W. Bush. The more we find out about the people he liked to put in control of shiat the more he looks like a farking idiot and the Republicans like a bunch of incompetent theifs.

Can we please extract FEMA from Home Land Security, disband the agency, give FEMA their 40 billion dollars and the remaining 100 billion to NASA? Please.


LOL Whut?
 
2009-12-24 12:15:53 PM  
benwa: Diogenes:

Maybe they'll be visited by three ghosts spooks tonight?

FTFY


That's wacist.
 
2009-12-24 12:17:28 PM  
According to Playboy...

img2.pict.com
 
2009-12-24 12:18:19 PM  
sluck604: Not a proponent of the Death Penalty, but can't this qualify? This guy was doing the work of terrorists (and being well paid).

Deliberately defrauding the government during wartime sounds like treason to me.
 
2009-12-24 12:18:29 PM  
This, however, in no way reflects on the competence of the Bush administration as a whole.
 
2009-12-24 12:20:38 PM  
DrRatchet: This, however, in no way reflects on the competence of the Bush administration as a whole.

Whom nobody here voted for, anyway.
 
2009-12-24 12:28:22 PM  
Diogenes: Jackpot777: This is why we should be working on time travel. So we can bring the wing-nuts of 2003 here, have them vigorously claim that Papa Ridge / Bush / Cheney / Rummie are the best people at protecting freedumbs, then have them see this (without the filter of time).

And the people from the near future can do the same with the [f]right[ened] wing eejits of today.

That would be my Christmas wish. To have all the idiots of the world be subjected to the truth of their beliefs, without all the messy waiting around.

Maybe they'll be visited by three ghosts spirits tonight?


FTFY
 
2009-12-24 12:29:49 PM  
Coconice: In the above picture, Al Gore looks like a thin person that is wearing a bad makeup job in order to look fat. WTF?

He is popularizing alternative ways of carbon sequestration.
 
2009-12-24 12:32:09 PM  
DrRatchet: This, however, in no way reflects on the competence of the Bush administration as a whole.

They had any? They sure hid it well...
 
2009-12-24 12:32:27 PM  
The all mighty ollar?
 
2009-12-24 12:33:20 PM  
cue the "It's a Conspiracy!" tinfoil hat guy.
 
2009-12-24 12:35:53 PM  
i297.photobucket.com

/oldie but goodie
 
2009-12-24 12:40:28 PM  
Lizardking: They had any? They sure hid it well

they mangaged to control the country for 8 years
that takes SOME talent

// not saying they were good at it, just that the left were essentially rendered powerless by them
 
2009-12-24 12:46:22 PM  
FTFA - Frances Townsend, a homeland security adviser to Bush, said she did not regret having relied on Montgomery's mysterious intelligence. "It didn't seem beyond the realm of possibility. We were relying on technical people to tell us whether or not it was feasible," she said.

Really? It didn't? She thought terrorists were sending encoded, hidden messages through an independent news network's broadcast. She also thought it likely that this random guy picked it out, broke the code, and made a computer program to read it off the TV.

She must live in an amazing world. I'd have sent the guy for a psych eval.
 
2009-12-24 12:50:12 PM  
As usual, one more piece of evidence that the Bush administration was a bunch of criminally stupid jacktards.
 
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