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2012-09-14 10:49:08 PM  
6 votes:
He's probably right in the sense that American and United Airlines would have both been in Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Therefore, no terrorists could have hijacked their planes.
2012-09-14 11:56:14 PM  
3 votes:

Triumph: And if Bush had been in office and an Ambassador had been killed and the Black Standard had been raised over a U.S. Embassy, that it wouldn't be a minor deal.


Like when the Chinese knocked down and captured a US surveillance plane and crew and Bush apologized?

Or when planeloads of mostly Saudi terrorists took down the WTC and Bush invaded Iraq?

Yeah, he sure was the tough-guy effective Preznit, I tell you what.
2012-09-14 11:36:57 PM  
2 votes:

cman: propasaurus: Satanic_Hamster: August 27, 2012 12:15 PM

Not even a month has passed since it was posted. Chill, dude


Right, let's instead get back to mocking this senile old buffoon.
And Ron Paul.
2012-09-14 11:29:16 PM  
2 votes:

Mugato: What a retarded thing to say. Are Republicans ever going to stop politicizing farking 9/11?

And he's 77? I mean I knew he was old but what retard would vote for a 77 year old president? Did we learn nothing from Reagan?


That's why he's going for the crowd that was born after 1989...I mean, only they would believe that a 77-year-old lifelong Republican would be any different from the crap that's in there now...

...wait a minute, he's part of the crap that's in there now!
2012-09-15 04:39:21 PM  
1 vote:
"If I were president, if I were president
I'd make sure all the money spent
Onnnnnnnn, good things
I wouldn't have no lint in my pocket
I'd rock it rock it I'd shock it
I would not jock the fact that there are
Rich people in the world because yo I got a girl
And she needs new clothes and I need new sneakers
And that's all I know"
2012-09-15 07:38:17 AM  
1 vote:

Triumph: Fair is fair. If he gets credit for how well the military takes out OBL, he gets blame for how well the State Department secures its embassies.


Bullshiat. Obama made the call on Obama after re-opening the case as it were after Bush said he didn't care about him. Obama took a big risk and it worked. That has nothing in common with an ambassador getting killed half way around the world.
2012-09-15 04:10:18 AM  
1 vote:

Crotchrocket Slim: Sabyen91: Crotchrocket Slim: jaytkay: To be fair, he is the only [kinda] prominent politician in the US who publicly says we should cut off aid to Israel.

Which would greatly reduce animosity towards the US. Which might prevent 9/11 type attacks.

/ Not a Ron Paul fan

OVERUSED BROKEN CLOCK FOLKISM

If it were up to Paul we would have zero allies.

That's part of him being wrong 22 hours of the day in my mind...


He reminds me of the Lindbergh in WWII. Isolationism isn't a proper stance. Weigh the pros and cons but don't act like the rest of the world has no impact on you.
2012-09-15 03:52:50 AM  
1 vote:

Crotchrocket Slim: jaytkay: To be fair, he is the only [kinda] prominent politician in the US who publicly says we should cut off aid to Israel.

Which would greatly reduce animosity towards the US. Which might prevent 9/11 type attacks.

/ Not a Ron Paul fan

OVERUSED BROKEN CLOCK FOLKISM


If it were up to Paul we would have zero allies.
2012-09-15 03:25:29 AM  
1 vote:

tomasso: You expect Ron Paul to understand the pluperfect subjunctive? He's still trying to learn how to spell "Ron."


To be fair they didn't mention the subjunctive voice and its proper application in the US Constitution.
2012-09-15 02:31:38 AM  
1 vote:
senile dementia is sad to watch
2012-09-15 01:20:56 AM  
1 vote:
Ron Paul would have blown up the WTC on September 10, 2001.
2012-09-15 12:43:02 AM  
1 vote:

Triumph: I wouldn't say he's been low-key, but I'll give him the credit. But that also means he takes the blame for the first Ambassador killed in about three dozen years.


How is Obama responsible for Terry Jones making an anti-Muslim video?
2012-09-15 12:15:06 AM  
1 vote:

Mentat: fusillade762: How would going back to the gold standard have stopped 9/11?

The Panic of 1907, also known as the 1907 Bankers' Panic, was a financial crisis that occurred in the United States when the New York Stock Exchange fell almost 50% from its peak the previous year. Panic occurred, as this was during a time of economic recession, and there were numerous runs on banks and trust companies. The 1907 panic eventually spread throughout the nation when many state and local banks and businesses entered bankruptcy. Primary causes of the run include a retraction of market liquidity by a number of New York City banks and a loss of confidence among depositors, exacerbated by unregulated side bets at bucket shops.[1] The panic was triggered by the failed attempt in October 1907 to corner the market on stock of the United Copper Company. When this bid failed, banks that had lent money to the cornering scheme suffered runs that later spread to affiliated banks and trusts, leading a week later to the downfall of the Knickerbocker Trust Company-New York City's third-largest trust. The collapse of the Knickerbocker spread fear throughout the city's trusts as regional banks withdrew reserves from New York City banks. Panic extended across the nation as vast numbers of people withdrew deposits from their regional banks.

The panic might have deepened if not for the intervention of financier J. P. Morgan[2], who pledged large sums of his own money, and convinced other New York bankers to do the same, to shore up the banking system. At the time, the United States did not have a central bank to inject liquidity back into the market. By November the financial contagion had largely ended, yet a further crisis emerged when a large brokerage firm borrowed heavily using the stock of Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company (TC&I) as collateral. Collapse of TC&I's stock price was averted by an emergency takeover by Morgan's U.S. Steel Corporation-a move approved by anti-monopolist pres ...


Thank God all the rich people got together and decided to loan money to the US instead of the US issuing its own currency. Then convincing every other nation in the western world (and those we invaded) this was an awesome idea. We are so blessed.
2012-09-15 12:12:22 AM  
1 vote:

Triumph: NobleHam: For another, Al-Qaeda already has stingers.

They do? Then why aren't they shooting down planes?


Actually, not Stingers, SA-24s. From Qadaffi
2012-09-15 12:05:45 AM  
1 vote:

Triumph: I'm not defending Bush, just noticing that Obama's foreign policy choices are no better. His "We killed OBL" victory lap doesn't really hold up when a Black Standard gets raised over a U.S. Embassy. It isn't any better than Bush's stupid Mission Accomplished photo op.


Is Osama bin Laden still dead? Yes? Did President Obama declare terrorism over when bin Laden died? No? Ok then.
2012-09-15 12:04:41 AM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: How would going back to the gold standard have stopped 9/11?

The Panic of 1907, also known as the 1907 Bankers' Panic, was a financial crisis that occurred in the United States when the New York Stock Exchange fell almost 50% from its peak the previous year. Panic occurred, as this was during a time of economic recession, and there were numerous runs on banks and trust companies. The 1907 panic eventually spread throughout the nation when many state and local banks and businesses entered bankruptcy. Primary causes of the run include a retraction of market liquidity by a number of New York City banks and a loss of confidence among depositors, exacerbated by unregulated side bets at bucket shops.[1] The panic was triggered by the failed attempt in October 1907 to corner the market on stock of the United Copper Company. When this bid failed, banks that had lent money to the cornering scheme suffered runs that later spread to affiliated banks and trusts, leading a week later to the downfall of the Knickerbocker Trust Company-New York City's third-largest trust. The collapse of the Knickerbocker spread fear throughout the city's trusts as regional banks withdrew reserves from New York City banks. Panic extended across the nation as vast numbers of people withdrew deposits from their regional banks.

The panic might have deepened if not for the intervention of financier J. P. Morgan[2], who pledged large sums of his own money, and convinced other New York bankers to do the same, to shore up the banking system. At the time, the United States did not have a central bank to inject liquidity back into the market. By November the financial contagion had largely ended, yet a further crisis emerged when a large brokerage firm borrowed heavily using the stock of Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company (TC&I) as collateral. Collapse of TC&I's stock price was averted by an emergency takeover by Morgan's U.S. Steel Corporation-a move approved by anti-monopolist president Theodore Roosevelt. The following year, Senator Nelson W. Aldrich, father-in-law of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., established and chaired a commission to investigate the crisis and propose future solutions, leading to the creation of the Federal Reserve System[3][4].


Good thing we had the gold standard and no Federal Reserve back then.
2012-09-15 12:00:10 AM  
1 vote:
He's right. 100% right.

You could have made a schizophrenic homeless guy president in 2001, and he would've been like "DUDE, this daily briefing says this guy gonna run a plane into a building! Let's stop him!"

ANYONE could've stopped 9/11. George W. LET it happen. Why? Well... guess who got elected because you "don't change a horse in midstream."
2012-09-14 11:46:50 PM  
1 vote:

Triumph: cameroncrazy1984: Neither of those mentions anything like your original claim:

"Many of the rebels pouring into Syria are mercenaries flying the Al Qaeda flag off the backs of their trucks."

I can't link to something I saw reported on TV, but you would think that my link stating "Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee that Al-Qaeda's branch in Iraq likely carried out recent suicide bombings in Syria and has infiltrated opposition forces fighting President Bashar al-Assad's regime" would satisfy you. Troll.


Why on Earth would it? You made an assertion that "MANY" of the rebels were flying non-existent Al-Qaeda flags. This implies a large number, not a few members infiltrating the broader opposition or carrying out a couple of recent bombings. Your implication was that the opposition in Syria IS Al-Qaeda. Troll.
2012-09-14 11:31:06 PM  
1 vote:

whidbey: RON PAUL

Is a write-in candidate. Get over it.


No, Ron Paul is a write-in candidate (not a type-in).
2012-09-14 11:28:45 PM  
1 vote:
Actually, I think Ron Paul is the one guy who might be able to make that claim.

Unfortunately, a lot of different horrible shiat would have happened instead.
2012-09-14 11:20:27 PM  
1 vote:

2wolves: Someone need a beej. Desperately.


Don't we all!?
2012-09-14 10:36:23 PM  
1 vote:

Mugato: What a retarded thing to say. Are Republicans ever going to stop politicizing farking 9/11?


When a Democrat is in power: "It's the Democrats who's politicizing it!"
When they're in power: "Why aren't the Democrats more respectful towards the victims of 9/11?"
2012-09-14 10:23:46 PM  
1 vote:
What a retarded thing to say. Are Republicans ever going to stop politicizing farking 9/11?

And he's 77? I mean I knew he was old but what retard would vote for a 77 year old president? Did we learn nothing from Reagan?
2012-09-14 10:12:00 PM  
1 vote:
Oh Jesus....

Alex Jones is gonna cream his pants for every hour of his shiatty radio show next week claiming that this was a *WINK*WINK* that 9/11 was an inside job and Paul would have never had it happen.

farking A, Paul, if I knew you werent an idiot I would say that you would be catering to these voters.
 
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