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2012-10-11 01:20:53 AM  

HowDareYouCallMeAHoser: Man, you're in an information vacuum here. Go read up on this topic. I've had it.


Your problem is that I have read up on the topic and no amount of your handwaving is going to remove logic from my thinking.
 
2012-10-11 01:24:23 AM  

SquiggsIN: I don't know why it matters. Why are you so focused on the fact that the White House was tempered and didn't declare it a terrorist attack immediately but waited for sure confirmation before determining that it wasn't just a protest but a coordinated terror attack? What's the difference? It doesn't change a single thing that happened. It doesn't help us keep it from happening again. It doesn't help Obama's position to say it was one or the other. Either way it was a terrible day.


Don't you understand? As soon as you see weapons in a crowd you're supposed to yell TERRORIST ATTACK and then immediately wet your pants.
 
2012-10-11 01:24:32 AM  

Business as usual in GOPville / Teabagistan

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2012-10-11 01:36:13 AM  
If you are interested, Wired has a pretty good article that was written after today's House Oversight Committee meeting:
State Department: We Monitored Libya Attack 'in Almost Real Time'
I'm tired of arguing with people that spend any amount of time making funny cat GIFs in Photoshop.
 
2012-10-11 01:39:51 AM  

HowDareYouCallMeAHoser: cameroncrazy1984: HowDareYouCallMeAHoser: Oh man. Like that 2012 BIPARTISAN 4% reduction made it impossible to move a dozen or so guys with guns from Ottawa or Belize to the capitol of a "country" that has no real government and just wound up a civil war.

I've always hated you.

You've always hated me because I point out that budgets do not work that way?

Are you suggesting that each consulate and embassy is allotted a certain amount of security and the State Department has no ability to shift resources from one place to another? Like there was just nothing that anyone could have done when they were WARNED that 9/11 anniversary attacks were likely all over the Arab world. And the first statements from the O admin. was based on what they knew at the time, and honest.

I've always hated you because you use every high school debate tactic you can to avoid being perceived as wrong. That's OK, you still look like a hero to the retards that frequent this place. Quite a legacy.



And out comes another concerned troll. yawn

This is so boring. I can't wait for the GOP to get trashed next month
 
2012-10-11 01:41:48 AM  

SquiggsIN: Again, R's and D's agree on some things. like growing gov, oppressing liberties, and ignoring whichever parts of the constitution are inconvenient at the time. They have people so wound up on the unsolvable issues that no one seems to notice. Abortion will never have consensus, gay rights will never have consensus, etc... we focus on these because the media is paid to keep up the firestorm to distract us from the areas in which R and D are colluding to rob the public and enrich themselves while treating citizens as a doormat or worse. Our incarceration rate is through the roof and we can't pay our own bills. We have issues that could be solved if we'd start focusing on problems that MIGHT be able to be solved.



No, both sides are not equally bad. Stop pretending that
 
2012-10-11 01:44:48 AM  

GoSlash27: Did the Republicans vote to cut State Department funding?
Yup.
Did that *in any way* affect the outcome of the Benghazi consulate's request for additional security?
Nope.

/This thread is shameful

You do realize that it takes money to beef up security, right? The White house and the state department can only work with what they are given by congress, right?

You are either a troll or shamefully stupid.
 
2012-10-11 01:50:30 AM  

intelligent comment below: HowDareYouCallMeAHoser: cameroncrazy1984: HowDareYouCallMeAHoser: Oh man. Like that 2012 BIPARTISAN 4% reduction made it impossible to move a dozen or so guys with guns from Ottawa or Belize to the capitol of a "country" that has no real government and just wound up a civil war.

I've always hated you.

You've always hated me because I point out that budgets do not work that way?

Are you suggesting that each consulate and embassy is allotted a certain amount of security and the State Department has no ability to shift resources from one place to another? Like there was just nothing that anyone could have done when they were WARNED that 9/11 anniversary attacks were likely all over the Arab world. And the first statements from the O admin. was based on what they knew at the time, and honest.

I've always hated you because you use every high school debate tactic you can to avoid being perceived as wrong. That's OK, you still look like a hero to the retards that frequent this place. Quite a legacy.


And out comes another concerned troll. yawn

This is so boring. I can't wait for the GOP to get trashed next month


Funny. The same memes from years ago. No substance. Just a tad more moronic than the fine readers at CNN or HP.

The four dead guys were concerned when their oxygen was replaced by carbon monoxide. I've never considered being concerned with MY government a bad trait.

Too boring? Then return to your Democratic(not liberal) circle jerk. Ignore me, it's what most people with nothing to say do.
 
2012-10-11 02:11:58 AM  

intelligent comment below: SquiggsIN: Again, R's and D's agree on some things. like growing gov, oppressing liberties, and ignoring whichever parts of the constitution are inconvenient at the time. They have people so wound up on the unsolvable issues that no one seems to notice. Abortion will never have consensus, gay rights will never have consensus, etc... we focus on these because the media is paid to keep up the firestorm to distract us from the areas in which R and D are colluding to rob the public and enrich themselves while treating citizens as a doormat or worse. Our incarceration rate is through the roof and we can't pay our own bills. We have issues that could be solved if we'd start focusing on problems that MIGHT be able to be solved.


No, both sides are not equally bad. Stop pretending that



The Republicans and Democrats are more alike than unalike. Yes, there are distinct differences in the parties' political platforms. It all looks very clear on paper. But for one who has studied the actions and accomplishments of the two major political parties over my lifetime, I have become disillusioned to the point where I cannot accept anything a politician says at his/her word. I place high value on a person's character, particularly on honesty and trustworthiness. I demand that in the person that I vote to represent me. I want a straight-talker, who will tell me what I need to hear, no matter whether I will like what I hear.

To my jaundiced eye and mind, the primary goal of the two major parties is not to pursue and promote the betterment of the country and the people who live in it, but to remain in power. The parties feign ill will toward one another on many an issue, preying on people's base emotions to divide them, influence them, and to cultivate support to one base or the other. It is a game of give-and-take that is re-enacted every election period. Yet the two major parties will come together and present an united front, whenever threatened by the emergence of a third political party.

Judge Napolitano delivers a monologue " What If " on his Freedom Watch show (Fox Business News), which I find insightful and inquisitive. Review the video for yourself on YouTube. The monologue expresses how I feel about our government more eloquently than I ever could: Link

In closing, my own little words of wisdom: Spend time and effort promoting and explaining your own position or goals, versus only disparaging those of the opposition. Where possible, frame your critique of another's position or goals in a constructive manner, so people can gain insight from your argument. Acknowledge and respect a difference of opinion. Avoid forms of slander (e.g. name-calling ); this is a sign of immaturity.

Finally, go out and vote for the person that you wish to represent you. Make a choice for which you can be proud. Make a stand. The country cannot improve if its citizens settle for the "lesser of two evils".
 
2012-10-11 02:25:22 AM  

HowDareYouCallMeAHoser: Funny. The same memes from years ago. No substance. Just a tad more moronic than the fine readers at CNN or HP.

The four dead guys were concerned when their oxygen was replaced by carbon monoxide. I've never considered being concerned with MY government a bad trait.

Too boring? Then return to your Democratic(not liberal) circle jerk. Ignore me, it's what most people with nothing to say do.



Just like I said, you're very concerned with the way 0bama is running the show here. And you felt the need to come out from under your rock and let everyone know about it. What is strange is all the different trolls who magically appear for a day then are gone the next. Then they come back a few days or weeks later. So who else do you post as?
 
2012-10-11 02:25:32 AM  
Democrat thinking:

Dems: We got 100 billion this year for this program. We now want 200 Billion.
Reps: No. We will give you 120 billion
Dems: OMFG! They cut the program by 80 billion dollars! That's 40%! Republicans cut the program by 40%! OMFG!!!!

Democrats have been playing that game for decades. As they long as they have enough tards to swallow the crap they will keep it going.
 
2012-10-11 02:36:14 AM  

muck4doo: Democrat thinking:

Dems: We got 100 billion this year for this program. We now want 200 Billion.
Reps: No. We will give you 120 billion
Dems: OMFG! They cut the program by 80 billion dollars! That's 40%! Republicans cut the program by 40%! OMFG!!!!

Democrats have been playing that game for decades. As they long as they have enough tards to swallow the crap they will keep it going.



Republican logic: All spending every year should stay the same, there's absolutely no reason why even 20 billion more than last year is not enough to cover everything, because, magic.
 
2012-10-11 02:36:52 AM  

Via Infinito: Being in Congress must be really awesome.

As Jon Stewart once said, "you get the fun of breaking shiat and the joy of complaining the shiat you just broke doesn't work."


That is both Smart and Funny, and if there were a Sad button I'd click that too.
 
2012-10-11 02:40:20 AM  

James F. Campbell: thismomentinblackhistory: James F. Campbell: Nobody cares. The Republicans could vote to fund live kitten eating, and the only ones who will take flak for it are the Democrats. The Republicans can say or do anything -- anything -- and it won't affect them.

Why is this?

Because people will say to the Democrats, "Why didn't you stop them?!" And the Democrats will get the blame.


Thisitty this this this.
 
2012-10-11 02:51:14 AM  

intelligent comment below: muck4doo: Democrat thinking:

Dems: We got 100 billion this year for this program. We now want 200 Billion.
Reps: No. We will give you 120 billion
Dems: OMFG! They cut the program by 80 billion dollars! That's 40%! Republicans cut the program by 40%! OMFG!!!!

Democrats have been playing that game for decades. As they long as they have enough tards to swallow the crap they will keep it going.


Republican logic: All spending every year should stay the same, there's absolutely no reason why even 20 billion more than last year is not enough to cover everything, because, magic.


And you're dishonest enough to know that I am right, but still give the same bullshiat lines to appeal to your fellow idiots.
 
2012-10-11 03:03:24 AM  

intelligent comment below: muck4doo: Democrat thinking:

Dems: We got 100 billion this year for this program. We now want 200 Billion.
Reps: No. We will give you 120 billion
Dems: OMFG! They cut the program by 80 billion dollars! That's 40%! Republicans cut the program by 40%! OMFG!!!!

Democrats have been playing that game for decades. As they long as they have enough tards to swallow the crap they will keep it going.


Republican logic: All spending every year should stay the same, there's absolutely no reason why even 20 billion more than last year is not enough to cover everything, because, magic.


Yup. In fact we should be cutting every year. 16 trillion is a lot of money to pay back. Or the fed can keep doing its thing and my '90 Camry will eventually be worth the 25K I owe in student loans.

So are all the Democratic voters now in favor of a robust military? You do know that we don't sent HS teachers to defend our property in hostile environments, don't you?
 
2012-10-11 03:43:47 AM  

muck4doo: I am right


*pats the troll on the head*

it's okay sweetie

One day you will be all grown up too
 
2012-10-11 03:44:35 AM  

HowDareYouCallMeAHoser: Yup. In fact we should be cutting every year. 16 trillion is a lot of money to pay back. Or the fed can keep doing its thing and my '90 Camry will eventually be worth the 25K I owe in student loans.



Compares personal finances to a government? check

HowDareYouCallMeAHoser: So are all the Democratic voters now in favor of a robust military? You do know that we don't sent HS teachers to defend our property in hostile environments, don't you?



You think soldiers defend property? how cute
 
2012-10-11 03:46:33 AM  

Cpl.D: Kittypie070: free cell from obama 2012-10-10 08:25:09 PM

(blart)

My my my, what a shockingly original and creative username.

Tell me about it. Like I need to get Freecell from Obama. Windows comes with it already with a default install.


now now, don't you know that he's begging for the release of this man:
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-10-11 04:52:59 AM  
As long as it doesn't cut into the GOP congressional hookers, blow, junket and hush money, eh wot, Jasey?
 
2012-10-11 05:08:10 AM  
Mitt Romney is out there right now, campaigning on the story of the man who died after the GOP left DSS and contractors hanging out to dry with no backup. These people are not simply bad at politics, they are evil incarnate... the will dance on the bodies they create to make their way into more power.
 
2012-10-11 07:15:03 AM  
Terrorists on American soil kill 3,000+ citizens on 9/11 - totally not the republican president's fault. Don't even say that it is.
 
2012-10-11 07:26:50 AM  
Chaffetz and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, claim those concerns were ignored.

"It seems to be a coordinated effort between the White House and the State Department, from Secretary [Hillary] Clinton to President Obama's White House," Chaffetz told Fox and Friends on Tuesday.


How do you coordinate to ignore something?

Anyhoo, this is going precisely nowhere and will actually blow up in Issa's face if he pushes it too hard. Should have learned from his Fast & Furious failure.
 
2012-10-11 07:38:31 AM  

plewis: GoSlash27: Did the Republicans vote to cut State Department funding?
Yup.
Did that *in any way* affect the outcome of the Benghazi consulate's request for additional security?
Nope.

/This thread is shameful
You do realize that it takes money to beef up security, right? The White house and the state department can only work with what they are given by congress, right?

You are either a troll or shamefully stupid.


How were you were able to pick my comment out of the thread while somehow missing all of the other posts that refute your argument? Does that require special glasses? Or did you actually see them and choose to ignore them in order to give yourself an excuse to lash out at me?
I suspect it's the second option, which (ironically) would reinforce my point; people on here will stoop to almost any level to score a cheap political point, which makes them just as reprehensible as their opponents.
 
2012-10-11 08:24:13 AM  
it doesn't matter that they had plenty of funds
it wouldn't matter if proposed changes were to be made in 2013
it doesn't matter if the people there asked for assistance before the incident, and got nada
it wouldn't matter if the rich people placed in authority by potus completely dropped the ball
it doesn't matter that dems are now pretending to be big fans of spending $ on the military

It's the fault of the republicans
and probably the jews
and satan
 
2012-10-11 09:24:04 AM  

MoeSzyslak: [i159.photobucket.com image 600x435]


so you're saying the congressman didn't say "absolutely" when asked that question. i watched it live, by the way, and it sure seemed so to me.
 
2012-10-11 09:56:07 AM  
The budget is so minuscule that this year...

"on May 7, the State Department authorized the U.S. embassy in Vienna to purchase a $108,000 electric vehicle charging station for the embassy motor pool's new Chevrolet Volts. The purchase was a part of the State Department's "Energy Efficiency Sweep of Europe" initiative, which included hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on green program expenditures at various U.S. Embassies."

So how could they possibly have enough money for security when they have to buy charging stations?
 
2012-10-11 10:05:09 AM  

FlashHarry: MoeSzyslak: [i159.photobucket.com image 600x435]

so you're saying the congressman didn't say "absolutely" when asked that question. i watched it live, by the way, and it sure seemed so to me.


I saw the same thing... no hesitation on his part, he said it loudly and with confidence.
 
2012-10-11 11:16:49 AM  

Cobataiwan: The budget is so minuscule that this year...

"on May 7, the State Department authorized the U.S. embassy in Vienna to purchase a $108,000 electric vehicle charging station for the embassy motor pool's new Chevrolet Volts. The purchase was a part of the State Department's "Energy Efficiency Sweep of Europe" initiative, which included hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on green program expenditures at various U.S. Embassies."

So how could they possibly have enough money for security when they have to buy charging stations?


Oh look, yet another idiot who doesn't understand what budgeting is.
 
2012-10-11 11:30:42 AM  

spamdog: Oh dear. Lt. Cheese Weasel is in full-on election bullshiat mode. He knows he's being dishonest, but doesn't care.

Him amongst others.


It's the only thing that's working for them, so why not?
 
2012-10-11 04:32:23 PM  

Johnny Swank: Terrorists on American soil kill 3,000+ citizens on 9/11 - totally not the republican president's fault. Don't even say that it is.



Remind me again who was dancing on the graves of the dead to blame Bush on 9/12?
 
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