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(Mediaite)   Heckler Interrupts John McCain's Memorial Day Speech, McCain Retorts: 'Jerk'   (mediaite.com) divider line 121
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2012-05-29 01:16:27 AM

SubBass49: SubBass49: vygramul: LectertheChef: vygramul: You can't blame people for being ignorant when it comes to the Liberty incident. Blue-on-blues frequently require incredible levels of retardation.

That wasn't blue-on-blue, that was a foreign military attacking us, unprovoked.

That was a foreign military thinking they were attacking an Egyptian ship.

[www.flagsinformation.com image 640x426]

vs

[www.amazingbizsolutions.com image 640x346]

Easy mistake to make...

After all...they both have, like, colors in them, and such...


www.flagsinformation.com

www.bitlogic.com

vs

www.flagsinformation.com

We made that mistake. But the Israelis can't?
 
2012-05-29 01:18:55 AM

vygramul: SubBass49: SubBass49: vygramul: LectertheChef: vygramul: You can't blame people for being ignorant when it comes to the Liberty incident. Blue-on-blues frequently require incredible levels of retardation.

That wasn't blue-on-blue, that was a foreign military attacking us, unprovoked.

That was a foreign military thinking they were attacking an Egyptian ship.

[www.flagsinformation.com image 640x426]

vs

[www.amazingbizsolutions.com image 640x346]

Easy mistake to make...

After all...they both have, like, colors in them, and such...

[www.flagsinformation.com image 640x320]

[www.bitlogic.com image 640x426]

vs

[www.flagsinformation.com image 640x426]

We made that mistake. But the Israelis can't?


How about they ALL farked up? Oh wait...Israel has a "get out of criticism free" card. Carry on.
 
2012-05-29 01:22:45 AM

SubBass49:
How about they ALL farked up? Oh wait...Israel has a "get out of criticism free" card. Carry on.


Those goalposts are as orange as the British roof panels. I'm pretty sure I characterized such fark-ups as retarded.
 
2012-05-29 01:27:19 AM

Relatively Obscure: Heckling is usually pretty stupid, the "quick, sharp" comeback was as weak and flaccid as McCain's dick, and this article is crap. There's nothing to like here.


Come on, guys. John McCain isn't a professional comic. What did you expect him to do, go on a Bill Hicks-esque rant?

I'm no fan of how the GOP has conducted itself over the past many years, but I have even less love for hecklers.
 
2012-05-29 01:29:08 AM

Snatch Bandergrip: As a vet, McCain deserves all the respect in the world.

As an elected official who has helped spawn Sarah Palin unto the world and espouses bafflyingly ignorant foreign policy given his military experience, McCain deserves to be strung up by his buster browns.


And no matter what holiday it is, you don't get special excemption from boos. If the guy had bood him tuesday, this would be a non story.
 
2012-05-29 01:36:22 AM
Judging by the first few seconds, that was probably the most interesting thing that happened in the course of that entire speech.
 
2012-05-29 01:38:37 AM

spongeboob: What was the heckler saying?



He wanted to know what John did during the Spanish-American war.
 
2012-05-29 01:46:18 AM

SubBass49: vygramul: SubBass49: SubBass49: vygramul: LectertheChef: vygramul: You can't blame people for being ignorant when it comes to the Liberty incident. Blue-on-blues frequently require incredible levels of retardation.

That wasn't blue-on-blue, that was a foreign military attacking us, unprovoked.

That was a foreign military thinking they were attacking an Egyptian ship.

[www.flagsinformation.com image 640x426]

vs

[www.amazingbizsolutions.com image 640x346]

Easy mistake to make...

After all...they both have, like, colors in them, and such...

[www.flagsinformation.com image 640x320]

[www.bitlogic.com image 640x426]

vs

[www.flagsinformation.com image 640x426]

We made that mistake. But the Israelis can't?

How about they ALL farked up? Oh wait...Israel has a "get out of criticism free" card. Carry on.


According to the Wikipedia article, Israel readily admitted that they farked up, and offered restitution in 48 hours.
 
2012-05-29 01:51:59 AM

GAT_00: Ricardo Klement: 2xhelix: spongeboob: What was the heckler saying?

He was asking about reparations for the families of US sailors that were killed when Israel attacked the USS Liberty.

Seriously? Israel paid ~$3.3mil in 1968. (About $22m in today's dollars.)

What about it?

$100,000 per dead person? That's it?


Money that probably came from the US to begin with.
 
2012-05-29 01:53:19 AM

vygramul: So when a couple of Mirage fighters zoom past the USS Liberty at 1000 knots, I find it completely plausible that they misidentified her. Our own aviators have done worse.


I wonder if you'd be so understanding if an Iranian fighter had made the same mistake.
 
2012-05-29 01:54:07 AM
Freedom of speech....just watch what you say.
 
2012-05-29 01:56:29 AM
PANCAKES!
 
2012-05-29 02:04:41 AM
McCain was appearing as a politician rather than as a serviceman. As a serviceman, he sucked, Bottom 1%. Failed mission. Captured. Wasted effort.

As a politician, I really don't have that much of a problem with him, except for his catering to the Christian conservative wingnut faction.
 
2012-05-29 02:06:39 AM

Funbags: Freedom of speech....just watch what you say.


Actually, it's Freedom of Speech but don't do it when someone else has gathered the crowd.

And USS Liberty reparations? Really?

/Oh damnit, I just prepped 4 copies of a "Moon Conspiracy" book for sale.
//Sometimes I hate my work
///I've probably killed people making "Cancer Cure" books available.
 
2012-05-29 02:37:21 AM
Thanks, Senator.
We'll pass that on to your constituents, none of whom of course were in the audience, you hero.
 
2012-05-29 03:34:59 AM

The Why Not Guy: vygramul: So when a couple of Mirage fighters zoom past the USS Liberty at 1000 knots, I find it completely plausible that they misidentified her. Our own aviators have done worse.

I wonder if you'd be so understanding if an Iranian fighter had made the same mistake.


I'll give any FIGHTER pilot the benefit of the doubt, regardless of nationality. Even that poor fool who shot down KAL 007. Trying to make a life-or-death decision at Mach 3 is hard.

Which is why the crew of the Vincennes did not get such benefit, I suspect. Or the Russian radar base who assured the pilot that the civilian passenger jet looked just like an incoming ICBM.
 
2012-05-29 04:11:28 AM
Hero tag?

Obnoxious jerk heckles Grumpy old man who handles it without class.

No. Heroes. Here.
 
2012-05-29 04:17:47 AM

GAT_00: Ricardo Klement: 2xhelix: spongeboob: What was the heckler saying?

He was asking about reparations for the families of US sailors that were killed when Israel attacked the USS Liberty.

Seriously? Israel paid ~$3.3mil in 1968. (About $22m in today's dollars.)

What about it?

$100,000 per dead person? That's it?


$100,000 in 1969 dollars will pay for the funeral, put the deceased's kids through college, and give his widow a few years of leeway before she has to find a job.

That's a pretty good deal, honestly. If my family got the corresponding amount in today's costs of living when I died I'd feel pretty damned secure.
 
2012-05-29 04:21:25 AM
Fark you, old man.
 
2012-05-29 04:24:54 AM
I just feel sad now :(
 
2012-05-29 05:12:10 AM
McCain was crashing planes when the jerk was suckin' his momma's tit.
 
2012-05-29 05:18:07 AM

TV's Vinnie: From what I have heard from other "residents" of the Hanoi Hilton, they couldn't stand McCain in their midst. Even as a POW he acted like a prima donna special vip prisoner being the son of an Admiral, and even had the audacity of suggesting that the POWs make bargains with the Vietnamese so some some of the prisoners (which would include him, of course) would be sent home right away (instead of ALL OF US WALK OUT OF HERE OR NONE OF US WALK OUT OF HERE stance that the majority of prisoners agreed upon as a united front).


I heard that he actually is personally responsible for the deaths of every American casualty in the Vietnam war. Also, he himself slaughtered most of the civilians in that war. He bombed the Atlanta Olympics and fired the first shot in the War on Poverty. He handed the apple to Adam.

/no seriously, where did you hear that, the mens' room at a Dixie Chicks concert?
 
2012-05-29 05:45:02 AM
Good for McCain.

But he should have called the heckler a stupid ass jerk. Jerk seems insufficient.
 
2012-05-29 05:46:09 AM

proteus_b: /no seriously, where did you hear that, the mens' room at a Dixie Chicks concert?


You know, I really do wish I could find a link to the articles, but some pages seem to slip away forever into the Internet. I still stand by my claims however. If you want to view McCain as some sort of POW patron saint, well that's just your opinion man. The are many other parts about the guy that shows him to be a dickslap.
 
2012-05-29 05:55:51 AM

proteus_b: /no seriously, where did you hear that, the mens' room at a Dixie Chicks concert?


It's pretty much common knowledge in the (older) military. John McCain was a prima donna little biatch.

/pops was pinned with his three silver stars from Admiral McCain, as he was cinpac during the 'Nam war
//perpetual stogie in hand
 
2012-05-29 05:57:04 AM
Yeah, wow. Hero tag.
 
2012-05-29 06:07:13 AM

Salt Lick Steady: It's pretty much common knowledge in the (older) military. John McCain was a prima donna little biatch.


Not being a 70+ veteran, I guess I'll have to take your word for it. Thanks for your service.
 
2012-05-29 06:09:28 AM

TV's Vinnie: proteus_b: /no seriously, where did you hear that, the mens' room at a Dixie Chicks concert?

You know, I really do wish I could find a link to the articles, but some pages seem to slip away forever into the Internet. I still stand by my claims however. If you want to view McCain as some sort of POW patron saint, well that's just your opinion man. The are many other parts about the guy that shows him to be a dickslap.


This is the closest I can find with a cursory search, but it's not terribly reliable.

It should be noted that Vietnam's negotiator Le Duc Tho told Aevrell Harriman McCain refused early release.
 
2012-05-29 06:09:49 AM

proteus_b: /no seriously, where did you hear that, the mens' room at a Dixie Chicks concert?


Here's a bit of the douchebaggery
 
2012-05-29 06:15:52 AM

proteus_b: Salt Lick Steady: It's pretty much common knowledge in the (older) military. John McCain was a prima donna little biatch.

Not being a 70+ veteran, I guess I'll have to take your word for it. Thanks for your service.


It wasn't my service, it was my dad's. Three silver stars and four purple hearts among many others. He won't tell me the details, but from what I can gather he crawled into enemy fire to pull his men out of danger on multiple occasions.

His unit reunites every year. They've started a webpage in is honor: Link

/you can thank me for my service to the homeless
 
2012-05-29 06:52:39 AM
Who is McCain Retorts?
 
2012-05-29 06:56:27 AM

urban.derelict: Who is McCain Retorts?


The third one who always gets it right. Loved that book.
 
2012-05-29 06:56:52 AM

Sabyen91: BarkingUnicorn: 2xhelix: spongeboob: What was the heckler saying?

He was asking about reparations for the families of US sailors that were killed when Israel attacked the USS Liberty.

He couldn't read Wikipedia?

"In May 1968, the Israeli government paid US$3,323,500 (US$22.2 million in 2012) as full payment to the families of the 34 men killed in the attack. In March 1969, Israel paid a further $3,566,457 in compensation to the men who had been wounded. "

Well, in that case Israel is our bestest friend.


Only people saying that are trolls trying (and failing) to be some combination of "edgy" and "witty".
 
2012-05-29 06:58:44 AM

quatchi: Hero tag?

Obnoxious jerk heckles Grumpy old man who handles it without class.

No. Heroes. Here.



blogs.discovermagazine.com

Best. Comeback. Ever.
 
2012-05-29 07:02:28 AM

Crotchrocket Slim: Sabyen91: BarkingUnicorn: 2xhelix: spongeboob: What was the heckler saying?

He was asking about reparations for the families of US sailors that were killed when Israel attacked the USS Liberty.

He couldn't read Wikipedia?

"In May 1968, the Israeli government paid US$3,323,500 (US$22.2 million in 2012) as full payment to the families of the 34 men killed in the attack. In March 1969, Israel paid a further $3,566,457 in compensation to the men who had been wounded. "

Well, in that case Israel is our bestest friend.

Only people saying that are trolls trying (and failing) to be some combination of "edgy" and "witty".


Wedgey?
 
2012-05-29 07:10:40 AM

sprag: quatchi: Hero tag?

Obnoxious jerk heckles Grumpy old man who handles it without class.

No. Heroes. Here.

[buzzbeatsbart.gif]

Best. Comeback. Ever.


Like a Space Boss! ^__^

Buzz Rocks.

/Moon landing deniers have some of the most punchable faces EVAR.
//That carefully noted, Bart Sibrel has an ESPECIALLY punchable face.
///Badastronomy also rocks.
 
2012-05-29 07:31:09 AM

sprag: blogs.discovermagazine.com

Best. Comeback. Ever.


i10.photobucket.com

/"O" is a little too big to fark -->
/that's what SHE said!
 
2012-05-29 07:35:26 AM

PonceAlyosha: Crotchrocket Slim

some combination of "edgy" and "witty".

Wedgey?


I like it, hope it catches on :D
 
2012-05-29 07:55:31 AM

The Why Not Guy: vygramul: So when a couple of Mirage fighters zoom past the USS Liberty at 1000 knots, I find it completely plausible that they misidentified her. Our own aviators have done worse.

I wonder if you'd be so understanding if an Iranian fighter had made the same mistake.


Probably. Obviously, enemies have more motive to attack one another. But no reasonable motive can be discerned for the US to shoot down the Iranian airliner, the Soviet Union to shoot down the Korean airliner, or for the Israelis to attack the USS Liberty. The Iranians would be remarkably unlikely to attack a US ship and then apologize and pay restitution.
 
2012-05-29 08:01:08 AM

vygramul: no reasonable motive can be discerned...[f]or for the Israelis to attack the USS Liberty.


No, they Israelis thought the Liberty was eavesdropping on their communications.
 
2012-05-29 08:03:18 AM

bugontherug: vygramul: no reasonable motive can be discerned...[f]or for the Israelis to attack the USS Liberty.

No, they Israelis thought the Liberty was eavesdropping on their communications.


Like I said - no reasonable motive.
 
2012-05-29 08:27:01 AM

bugontherug: vygramul: no reasonable motive can be discerned...[f]or for the Israelis to attack the USS Liberty.

No, they Israelis thought the Liberty was eavesdropping on their communications.


anongallery.org
No way someone else wouldn't post this eventually.

Note: I don't care if you're anti-Semitic or not, this particular "criticism" of Israel is lame, especially when there exist actual reasons that don't exist solely in the minds of conspiracy nuts to criticize Israel for.
 
2012-05-29 08:27:29 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-29 08:35:31 AM
"Oh, it's alright. I'm sure that we can handle this situation maturely, just like the responsible adults that we are. Isn't that right, Mr. Poopy Pants?"
 
2012-05-29 08:40:05 AM
It took him 38 seconds and the best he could come up with was "jerk"?
 
2012-05-29 08:40:48 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Ricardo Klement: 2xhelix: spongeboob: What was the heckler saying?

He was asking about reparations for the families of US sailors that were killed when Israel attacked the USS Liberty.

Seriously? Israel paid ~$3.3mil in 1968. (About $22m in today's dollars.)

What about it?

When heckling, the more absurd the question the better. Freezes target's brain.


"Who is Spain?"
"Why is Hitler?"
"When is right?"
"Where was that stooped and mealy-colored old man I used to call Poppa when the merry-go-round broke down?"
"How was trump at Munich?"
"Ho-ho beriberi." and "Balls!" all rang out in rapid succession, and then there was Yossarian with the question that had no answer:

"Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear?"

/Just make it so the only people who are allowed to ask questions are those who don't have any questions and be done with it.
 
2012-05-29 08:45:06 AM

sprag: quatchi: Hero tag?

Obnoxious jerk heckles Grumpy old man who handles it without class.

No. Heroes. Here.


[blogs.discovermagazine.com image 170x170]

Best. Comeback. Ever.


And since then, nobody has slapped a shiat-eating grin on their face, told their friends to hold their beer and watch this, trounced up to Buzz Aldrin and told him they didn't think he ever stepped on the moon.

You might be on to something.
 
2012-05-29 08:48:42 AM

2xhelix: spongeboob: What was the heckler saying?

He was asking about reparations for the families of US sailors that were killed when Israel attacked the USS Liberty.


good question
 
2012-05-29 08:59:57 AM

BeesNuts: sprag: quatchi: Hero tag?

Obnoxious jerk heckles Grumpy old man who handles it without class.

No. Heroes. Here.


[blogs.discovermagazine.com image 170x170]

Best. Comeback. Ever.

And since then, nobody has slapped a shiat-eating grin on their face, told their friends to hold their beer and watch this, trounced up to Buzz Aldrin and told him they didn't think he ever stepped on the moon.

You might be on to something.


Didn't Aldrin later express regret over decking the mentally infirm? Obviously that particular reporter was asking for it but Mr. Aldrin seems like the type would still could not be proud of that particular incident.
/even if it's evidence of his badassery
 
2012-05-29 09:03:22 AM

Salt Lick Steady: /you can thank me for my service to the homeless


Thank you for your service...
 
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