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    More: Followup, Secretary of State Colin Powell, LGBT culture, defining issue, same-sex marriages, Lady Macbeth, Don't Tell, secretary of states, Joint Chiefs of Staff  
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2012-05-24 09:57:38 AM  
I think I'll have my wedding cake to be yellow pound cake in Colin's honor.
 
2012-05-24 10:06:18 AM  
Holy shiat, another sane Republican!!!

IT'S THE APOCALYPSE!! THE MAYANS WERE RIGHT!!1!
 
2012-05-24 10:35:51 AM  

xanadian: Holy shiat, another sane Republican!!!

IT'S THE APOCALYPSE!! THE MAYANS WERE RIGHT!!1!


Republican? The man endorsed Obama, therefore he can't be a Republican
 
2012-05-24 10:36:54 AM  
Irrelevant discredited douche says what?

Apologize for that goddamn Iraq powerpoint, then I'll give a sh*t what you have to say.

/support marriage equality 100%
 
2012-05-24 10:37:12 AM  
No HERO tag?
 
2012-05-24 10:37:24 AM  
My guess here is that someone from Romney's campaign indicated an interest in getting Powell for Veep and he did this in order to make doubly sure they don't call back.

Admittedly, just a hunch.
 
2012-05-24 10:38:03 AM  
Colin could have been president anytime he wanted since the first Gulf war. Pity he never tried
 
2012-05-24 10:40:27 AM  

xanadian: Holy shiat, another sane Republican!!!

IT'S THE APOCALYPSE!! THE MAYANS WERE RIGHT!!1!


Powell was never a radical Republican. He was a General not a politician. He first came into the political realm as National Security Adviser under Reagan, had he come in under say Clinton, he might have been a Democrat.
 
2012-05-24 10:44:16 AM  
I wish Powell had run for President in 2000.
 
2012-05-24 10:46:34 AM  

bhcompy: Colin could have been president anytime he wanted since the first Gulf war. Pity he never tried



Well, other than that whole "lying to the UN to get into a trillion dollar war that costs over 4,000 American lives" thing, he would have been great.
 
2012-05-24 10:47:15 AM  
persephonemagazine.com

"It did disrupt the unit. The unit got over it. The unit changed. I'm an admiral in the U.S. Navy and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff... Beat that with a stick."

/fictional Colin Powell approves of real Colin Powell
 
2012-05-24 10:47:15 AM  

bhcompy: Colin could have been president anytime he wanted since the first Gulf war. Pity he never tried


Dude was born in NY to Jamaican immigrants. The birthers would be ALL over that. They'd be telling us that either 1) NY wasn't a state yet in those days or 2) that his birf cerfkit is a forgery or 3) that he's a Jamaican usurper who wants to force all REAL AMERICANS to smoke marijuana and replace the NFL with track/sprinting races.
 
2012-05-24 10:48:40 AM  

Cythraul: I think I'll have my wedding cake to be yellow pound cake in Colin's honor.


Awesome.
 
2012-05-24 10:48:40 AM  
Sometime I wonder why the dude is still a Republican.
 
2012-05-24 10:48:54 AM  

God's Hubris: bhcompy: Colin could have been president anytime he wanted since the first Gulf war. Pity he never tried


Well, other than that whole "lying to the UN to get into a trillion dollar war that costs over 4,000 American lives" thing, he would have been great.


Ultimately, he was a soldier and did what he was told, and then he fell on his sword.
 
2012-05-24 10:49:29 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: bhcompy: Colin could have been president anytime he wanted since the first Gulf war. Pity he never tried

Dude was born in NY to Jamaican immigrants. The birthers would be ALL over that. They'd be telling us that either 1) NY wasn't a state yet in those days or 2) that his birf cerfkit is a forgery or 3) that he's a Jamaican usurper who wants to force all REAL AMERICANS to smoke marijuana and replace the NFL with track/sprinting races.


Someone get me Condi!
 
2012-05-24 10:50:26 AM  
coopernicus.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-05-24 10:50:41 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: bhcompy: Colin could have been president anytime he wanted since the first Gulf war. Pity he never tried

Dude was born in NY to Jamaican immigrants. The birthers would be ALL over that. They'd be telling us that either 1) NY wasn't a state yet in those days or 2) that his birf cerfkit is a forgery or 3) that he's a Jamaican usurper who wants to force all REAL AMERICANS to smoke marijuana and replace the NFL with track/sprinting races.


So the NFL would become a sport?
 
2012-05-24 11:00:44 AM  
Why do same-sex marriage stories need to have some ha-ha anal sex reference in the fark headline?

If you respect gays and truly want to end the marginalizing, stop treating them like some rim shot at a Catskills lounge.
 
2012-05-24 11:00:50 AM  

www.gunslot.com

"I'm still not quite certain about the logistics of it, you knoe, penis and penis like this, but what the hell, if that's what they're into."

 
2012-05-24 11:01:32 AM  
He has sources, real sources, that if we don't preemptively legalize gay marriage then lives will be lost.
 
2012-05-24 11:03:33 AM  

Cletus C.: Why do same-sex marriage stories need to have some ha-ha anal sex reference in the fark headline?

If you respect gays and truly want to end the marginalizing, stop treating them like some rim shot at a Catskills lounge.


Ha. Ha. Rim...I get it
 
2012-05-24 11:04:51 AM  

latimesblogs.latimes.com

"I don't get it. Chicks have boobs. You can play with boobs. Dudes don't. But what the hell."

 
2012-05-24 11:06:57 AM  

www.leadership-with-you.com

"I guess with another dude, you could do this, but I can't see it's the same thing."

 
2012-05-24 11:07:05 AM  

MindStalker: He was a General not a politician


You'd be surprised the amount of politicking that goes on in the upper ranks of the military... I'd say that attaining a General rank indicates some amount of political skill.
 
2012-05-24 11:07:08 AM  

ox45tallboy: [latimesblogs.latimes.com image 260x336]

"I don't get it. Chicks have boobs. You can play with boobs. Dudes don't. But what the hell."


Dudes have penises, and balls. Which are fun to play with. There are also many other parts of a man's body which are fun to fondle.
 
2012-05-24 11:08:47 AM  

www.thewashingtonnote.com

I was in Basic with this guy, he was like this big. How is that comfortable to have that up your ass?"

 
2012-05-24 11:10:24 AM  
Impressive how fast this same-sex marriage thing tipped over. Malcolm Gladwell is likely adding chapters to the next edition.
 
2012-05-24 11:11:00 AM  

Cythraul: Dudes have penises, and balls. Which are fun to play with. There are also many other parts of a man's body which are fun to fondle.


cdn.bajanreporter.com

"Hold on now. I like mine getting fondled as much as the next guy. Like I said, if that's what you're into."

 
2012-05-24 11:13:13 AM  

bonfirejournal.com

"I like a good whack just as much as the next man."

 
2012-05-24 11:13:52 AM  

ox45tallboy: [latimesblogs.latimes.com image 260x336]

"I don't get it. Chicks have boobs. You can play with boobs. Dudes don't. But what the hell."


Straight men are gayer than gay men
 
2012-05-24 11:15:45 AM  

PonceAlyosha: Straight men are gayer than gay men


Hey, if we all have to get gay married, I'll be the first to call dibs on Ryan Gosling. But I prefer chicks.
 
2012-05-24 11:16:28 AM  

ox45tallboy: PonceAlyosha: Straight men are gayer than gay men

Hey, if we all have to get gay married, I'll be the first to call dibs on Ryan Gosling. But I prefer chicks.


Luckily the clone farm is operational so there is enough Geeslings to go around.
 
2012-05-24 11:17:00 AM  

s3-ec.buzzfed.com

"You've been hit by, you've been touched by, a smooooooth criminal."

 
2012-05-24 11:17:29 AM  
I hope this is just the beginning of sane conservatives finally standing up and saying enough of the hysteria that has gripped the GOP.

Real, true conservatives should be championing Gay Marriage. It is the ultimate example of government intrusion into people's lives that directly creates second class citizens.

This should be an issue both liberals and conservatives should be seeing exactly eye to eye on.
 
2012-05-24 11:18:02 AM  

ox45tallboy: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 533x800]

"You've been hit by, you've been touched by, a smooooooth criminal."


Please stop.
 
2012-05-24 11:20:17 AM  

s1ugg0: I hope this is just the beginning of sane conservatives finally standing up and saying enough of the hysteria that has gripped the GOP.

Real, true conservatives should be championing Gay Marriage. It is the ultimate example of government intrusion into people's lives that directly creates second class citizens.

This should be an issue both liberals and conservatives should be seeing exactly eye to eye on.


Caught this in a thread the other day.

p.twimg.com
 
2012-05-24 11:20:29 AM  
I think it's cute how republican bigotry is so strong that it may well cost them at all levels of federal government. Well that and campaigning on "jobs,jobs,jobs" and spending 100% of their time stopping job creation in order to legislate what people can do with their genitals.
 
2012-05-24 11:20:46 AM  

God's Hubris: Well, other than that whole "lying to the UN to get into a trillion dollar war that costs over 4,000 American lives" thing, he would have been great.


I'm not sure he was lying. At least not in the sense that he was the one being dishonest. He probably did believe all that stuff that everybody else was telling him. That might be why he steered away from the Republican party after leaving the administration. He didn't like to be used as a pawn and then sacrificed. I'd feel betrayed if I were in that position.
 
2012-05-24 11:21:09 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: ox45tallboy: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 533x800]

"You've been hit by, you've been touched by, a smooooooth criminal."

Please stop.


Him or me? Cause I've got a bunch more, and I'm afraid Mr. Powell does as well.
 
2012-05-24 11:21:27 AM  
Well played, Colin. But you farked the pooch by lying for Bush, and you're never going to be president because of that.
 
2012-05-24 11:21:27 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Impressive how fast this same-sex marriage thing tipped over. Malcolm Gladwell is likely adding chapters to the next edition.


I'm not really surprised. Kids are growing up not seeing any difference between the commitment a guy and a girl make to each to each other and the commitment two people make to each other regardless of their genders. They just see a family. And they're publicly shaming their parents, their grandparents, and their elders into viewing them the same way.
 
2012-05-24 11:21:41 AM  

ox45tallboy: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 533x800]

"You've been hit by, you've been touched by, a smooooooth criminal."


I'm farking DYING over here!!!
 
2012-05-24 11:21:56 AM  
Not a big fan of Powell but the clips of him on Hannity and elsewhere shooting down GOP talking points while the host CAN'T CALL HIM A SOCIALIST are just sweet.

"C'mon, Mitt. Think."
 
2012-05-24 11:23:06 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: bhcompy: Colin could have been president anytime he wanted since the first Gulf war. Pity he never tried

Dude was born in NY to Jamaican immigrants. The birthers would be ALL over that. They'd be telling us that either 1) NY wasn't a state yet in those days or 2) that his birf cerfkit is a forgery or 3) that he's a Jamaican usurper who wants to force all REAL AMERICANS to smoke marijuana and replace the NFL with track/sprinting races.


That's a platform I can get behind.
 
2012-05-24 11:23:11 AM  

ox45tallboy: Philip Francis Queeg: ox45tallboy: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 533x800]

"You've been hit by, you've been touched by, a smooooooth criminal."

Please stop.

Him or me? Cause I've got a bunch more, and I'm afraid Mr. Powell does as well.


t2.gstatic.com

/i needed the lulz
 
2012-05-24 11:23:22 AM  
As in every Colin Powell thread: If he's not apologizing for sending thousands of American soldiers to their deaths over a blatant lie, I'm not interested.
 
2012-05-24 11:24:22 AM  

assets.nydailynews.com

"Hallelujah, it's rainin' men!"

 
2012-05-24 11:25:12 AM  
Someone wants to be Secretary of State, and isn't picky.
 
2012-05-24 11:25:27 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: Well played, Colin. But you farked the pooch by lying for Bush, and you're never going to be president because of that.


I'm betting he was basing his recommendations off of the same shiatty Italian "intel" that Bush was looking at. Any justification, I guess. Any at all.
 
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