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2012-12-13 06:00:28 PM  

halfof33: First of all, it had nothing to do with any investigation.


There was no investigation going on on 9/16 to an attack that happened on 9/11? You believe this?
 
2012-12-13 06:00:30 PM  

DamnYankees: justme317: What about Jon Huntsman?

Strong Credentials (US Ambassador to China for the first two years of Obama's first term). Truly moderate political views, cool under fire.

Republicans won't have a problem with him.

What do Farkers think?

Why the hell does everyone want to reward the GOP for its insanity? I don't get this.


Reward? Eff that, I don't care if Huntsman is R or D, I think he's the next best guy for the job. It doesn't hurt that I think he'd have a smooth confirmation process.
 
2012-12-13 06:00:35 PM  

halfof33: First of all, it had nothing to do with any investigation.

Second, it isn't a question of "privy to," sport, THEY LIED about it.

Man, some people.




They lied about it for no reason?
 
2012-12-13 06:01:40 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: halfof33: Keizer_Ghidorah: Yet neither you nor anyone else has ever shown any proof of this "fact". All you do is scream debunked talking points and outright lies.

Sigh.... I've learned that you MUST baby feed the trolls, even when they accuse you of lying based on their own ignorance.

"In the course of the meeting, we explained that the talking points provided by the intelligence community, and the initial assessment upon which they were based, were incorrect in a key respect: there was no protest or demonstration in Benghazi,"

Hmm, ongoing investigation where there was a lot of things to sort through, as well as not wanting to give our enemies information. Yeah, I can see why this would be a humongous anti-American lie that Rice cooked up herself so as to allow Obama to contact the lizard-men and launch Bigfoot from the cloaked satellite in orbit to attack the Republican National Convention.

Benghazi is not and was not a scandal. No matter how much the right wishes it was. If you people truly cared, you'd have been outraged over all of the other times our embassies and consulates have been attacked over the years. The only reason you cared about this one was because Obama's in the White House.

"The number-one job is to make Obama a one-term president". Pardon me if I don't believe any of you after this statement and four years of trucking up and around to try to make it come true.


See also: "I want seven hearings a week, times 40 weeks,"
 
2012-12-13 06:01:55 PM  

Therion: Senator Stephen Colbert of South Carolina

Senator Jon Stewart of Massachusetts.


Trade their easy and awesome lives for this? Probably not, but it sure would be awesome.
 
2012-12-13 06:02:24 PM  

Silly Jesus: but it's still kinda shiatty to lie to everyone about American deaths for political gain


Yeah, the real farking heroes here are the GOP who have been sooo goddamn honest here.


Forget actually getting answers, let's just scream about not having answers until we pass out.
 
2012-12-13 06:02:52 PM  

Silly Jesus: Philip Francis Queeg: halfof33: Marcus Aurelius: ry getting him to respond rationally to a good point.

Try making one, champ.

We lied to the American Public because we wanted the perpetrators to think there was a protest at the Embassy they attacked even though there wasn't one!

lolz

Please detail the harm that you believe came from this lie.

The lie didn't kill anyone, but it's still kinda shiatty to lie to everyone about American deaths for political gain. If they were "terrorist attacks" then Obama looks bad before the election. If they were because of some mean man in California and Obama condemns him, then Obama look good (I guess) before the election.

Sort of a shiatty thing to do to those families.


So Obama was sabotaging himself when he called it an "Act of Terror". Got it.
 
2012-12-13 06:03:09 PM  

coco ebert: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [25.media.tumblr.com image 850x582]

Cassavetes' movie?


Husbands.
 
2012-12-13 06:03:10 PM  

Silly Jesus: If they were "terrorist attacks" then Obama looks bad before the election.


They were terrorist attacks. And they made the Republicans expose themselves as the tacky cynical vampires they are. If anything, their shameful attempts to politicize it gave Obama an even wider margin. Find a hobby.
 
2012-12-13 06:03:51 PM  

mitchcumstein1: Scott Walker was actually not a horrible elected representative.


This statement lets me make 1 of 3 assumptions about you:

1) You use the word "was" to mean that he didn't fark up anything in his first 5 minutes of his first term as Milwaukee County Supervisor.

2) You've never lived in Milwaukee County.

3) Your last name starts with a "K" and ends with "-och".

Which one is it?
 
2012-12-13 06:04:11 PM  

BalugaJoe: She lied to everyone on TV.


There are a LOT of people on TV. Are you sure she lied to ALL of them?
 
2012-12-13 06:04:20 PM  

halfof33: Marcus Aurelius: So why should the public be privy to the true details of an ongoing terrorism investigation?

First of all, it had nothing to do with any investigation.

Second, it isn't a question of "privy to," sport, THEY LIED about it.

Man, some people.


You're so smart and well informed that I'm going to give you your very own special color. I have to ask Drew if we can work brown into the color scheme at some point.
 
2012-12-13 06:04:20 PM  

Silly Jesus: Philip Francis Queeg: halfof33: Marcus Aurelius: ry getting him to respond rationally to a good point.

Try making one, champ.

We lied to the American Public because we wanted the perpetrators to think there was a protest at the Embassy they attacked even though there wasn't one!

lolz

Please detail the harm that you believe came from this lie.

The lie didn't kill anyone, but it's still kinda shiatty to lie to everyone about American deaths for political gain. If they were "terrorist attacks" then Obama looks bad before the election. If they were because of some mean man in California and Obama condemns him, then Obama look good (I guess) before the election.

Sort of a shiatty thing to do to those families.


Didn't stop the Republicans, did it? Of course, now you're assuming that the only reason for this "lie" was Obama using it for political gain, instead of the CIA not wanting to give out sensitive information and because there was and is still an investigation going on.

Republicans, masters of projecting.
 
2012-12-13 06:04:39 PM  
Obama, ever the epic troll, would only let this go down if he had something even better up his sleeve... like Rice running for Senate in 2014, or maybe sooner if SoS goes to Kerry...
 
2012-12-13 06:04:42 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Silly Jesus: Philip Francis Queeg: halfof33: Marcus Aurelius: ry getting him to respond rationally to a good point.

Try making one, champ.

We lied to the American Public because we wanted the perpetrators to think there was a protest at the Embassy they attacked even though there wasn't one!

lolz

Please detail the harm that you believe came from this lie.

The lie didn't kill anyone, but it's still kinda shiatty to lie to everyone about American deaths for political gain. If they were "terrorist attacks" then Obama looks bad before the election. If they were because of some mean man in California and Obama condemns him, then Obama look good (I guess) before the election.

Sort of a shiatty thing to do to those families.

So Obama was sabotaging himself when he called it an "Act of Terror". Got it.


He didn't call it that.
 
2012-12-13 06:05:15 PM  
Wow. Obama just abandoned her.
 
2012-12-13 06:05:22 PM  
I'm gonna run 20 red lights in a row in her honor.

/you know what kinda eyes she got
 
2012-12-13 06:05:23 PM  

justme317: Reward? Eff that, I don't care if Huntsman is R or D, I think he's the next best guy for the job. It doesn't hurt that I think he'd have a smooth confirmation process.


No offense, but you're not qualified to know who the next best person is. Neither am I. But I'm also aware that for these kinds of jobs, there's very rarely a list of people in a specific order which actually exists. There is no (i) Susan Rice, (ii) John Huntsman, (iii) Donald Trump. There's always a pool of qualified people, and who you pick depends on the circumstances - who's available, who will accept, what the liekly issues they will face are, how Congress will react, etc. The idea that there's a literal list which is independent of the political nature of the selection is a fantasy.
 
2012-12-13 06:05:24 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Bucky Katt: Lt. Cheese Weasel: It's not a scandal subby. It's a national disgrace.

You're right. The GOP needs to stop embarassing this country.

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 380x295]


Yup, Herman Cain is a national disgrace.
 
2012-12-13 06:05:30 PM  

Silly Jesus: Philip Francis Queeg: Silly Jesus: Philip Francis Queeg: halfof33: Marcus Aurelius: ry getting him to respond rationally to a good point.

Try making one, champ.

We lied to the American Public because we wanted the perpetrators to think there was a protest at the Embassy they attacked even though there wasn't one!

lolz

Please detail the harm that you believe came from this lie.

The lie didn't kill anyone, but it's still kinda shiatty to lie to everyone about American deaths for political gain. If they were "terrorist attacks" then Obama looks bad before the election. If they were because of some mean man in California and Obama condemns him, then Obama look good (I guess) before the election.

Sort of a shiatty thing to do to those families.

So Obama was sabotaging himself when he called it an "Act of Terror". Got it.

He didn't call it that.


Please Proceed.
 
2012-12-13 06:05:35 PM  

Silly Jesus: There are consequences for your actions. Adults understand this.


I agree. Which is why parents (president Obama) learn that when your child (republicans) spends a lot of time lying on the floor screaming that the worst thing you can do is indulge that child. It only reinforces bad behavior in the future.
 
2012-12-13 06:05:55 PM  

justme317: Reward? Eff that, I don't care if Huntsman is R or D, I think he's the next best guy for the job. It doesn't hurt that I think he'd have a smooth confirmation process.


If you respond to republican temper tantrums by giving Republicans things, you are rewarding them.

My 2 year old nephew is probably very thirsty when he throws his cup and cries for milk, and giving a child milk is the right thing to do. it doesn't mean he gets milk while he's throwing shiat.
 
2012-12-13 06:06:05 PM  

Silly Jesus: He didn't call it that.


Point at it and laugh.
 
2012-12-13 06:08:03 PM  

Silly Jesus: Philip Francis Queeg: Silly Jesus: Philip Francis Queeg: halfof33: Marcus Aurelius: ry getting him to respond rationally to a good point.

Try making one, champ.

We lied to the American Public because we wanted the perpetrators to think there was a protest at the Embassy they attacked even though there wasn't one!

lolz

Please detail the harm that you believe came from this lie.

The lie didn't kill anyone, but it's still kinda shiatty to lie to everyone about American deaths for political gain. If they were "terrorist attacks" then Obama looks bad before the election. If they were because of some mean man in California and Obama condemns him, then Obama look good (I guess) before the election.

Sort of a shiatty thing to do to those families.

So Obama was sabotaging himself when he called it an "Act of Terror". Got it.

He didn't call it that.


He called it an act of terror the day after it happened, and two days after that. Ne never called it anything else. Others said it wasn't, at the beginning, but they later agreed with him as the investigation went on and the evidence became clear. But Obama himself never said it was anything but an act of terror.
 
2012-12-13 06:09:16 PM  

Silly Jesus: There are consequences for your actions. Adults understand this.


You mean like GOP acts of douchiness having the consequence the entire political party being curb stomped in a national election?
 
2012-12-13 06:09:32 PM  
I hate to break it to you all, but terrorist attacks against American citizens tend to unite the population behind the current leadership. How else do you explain W's 90% approval rating on 9/12?

Ergo, it was in Obama's interest to report it as a terrorist attack.
 
2012-12-13 06:09:42 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: Silly Jesus: Philip Francis Queeg: halfof33: Marcus Aurelius: ry getting him to respond rationally to a good point.

Try making one, champ.

We lied to the American Public because we wanted the perpetrators to think there was a protest at the Embassy they attacked even though there wasn't one!

lolz

Please detail the harm that you believe came from this lie.

The lie didn't kill anyone, but it's still kinda shiatty to lie to everyone about American deaths for political gain. If they were "terrorist attacks" then Obama looks bad before the election. If they were because of some mean man in California and Obama condemns him, then Obama look good (I guess) before the election.

Sort of a shiatty thing to do to those families.

Didn't stop the Republicans, did it? Of course, now you're assuming that the only reason for this "lie" was Obama using it for political gain, instead of the CIA not wanting to give out sensitive information and because there was and is still an investigation going on.

Republicans, masters of projecting.


How about "no comment, it's an ongoing investigation" rather than "this nifty reason that I made up?"
 
2012-12-13 06:10:57 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Silly Jesus: Philip Francis Queeg: Silly Jesus: Philip Francis Queeg: halfof33: Marcus Aurelius: ry getting him to respond rationally to a good point.

Try making one, champ.

We lied to the American Public because we wanted the perpetrators to think there was a protest at the Embassy they attacked even though there wasn't one!

lolz

Please detail the harm that you believe came from this lie.

The lie didn't kill anyone, but it's still kinda shiatty to lie to everyone about American deaths for political gain. If they were "terrorist attacks" then Obama looks bad before the election. If they were because of some mean man in California and Obama condemns him, then Obama look good (I guess) before the election.

Sort of a shiatty thing to do to those families.

So Obama was sabotaging himself when he called it an "Act of Terror". Got it.

He didn't call it that.

Please Proceed.


You're the one making the claim...ding dong.
 
2012-12-13 06:11:47 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: Silly Jesus: Philip Francis Queeg: Silly Jesus: Philip Francis Queeg: halfof33: Marcus Aurelius: ry getting him to respond rationally to a good point.

Try making one, champ.

We lied to the American Public because we wanted the perpetrators to think there was a protest at the Embassy they attacked even though there wasn't one!

lolz

Please detail the harm that you believe came from this lie.

The lie didn't kill anyone, but it's still kinda shiatty to lie to everyone about American deaths for political gain. If they were "terrorist attacks" then Obama looks bad before the election. If they were because of some mean man in California and Obama condemns him, then Obama look good (I guess) before the election.

Sort of a shiatty thing to do to those families.

So Obama was sabotaging himself when he called it an "Act of Terror". Got it.

He didn't call it that.

He called it an act of terror the day after it happened, and two days after that. Ne never called it anything else. Others said it wasn't, at the beginning, but they later agreed with him as the investigation went on and the evidence became clear. But Obama himself never said it was anything but an act of terror.


[citation needed]
 
2012-12-13 06:12:29 PM  

Serious Post on Serious Thread: Silly Jesus: There are consequences for your actions. Adults understand this.

You mean like GOP acts of douchiness having the consequence the entire political party being curb stomped in a national election?


The idiots talking about rape and abortion did that.
 
2012-12-13 06:12:35 PM  
I found that poor chicken!

www.chillhour.com
 
2012-12-13 06:12:46 PM  

DamnYankees: justme317: What about Jon Huntsman?

Strong Credentials (US Ambassador to China for the first two years of Obama's first term). Truly moderate political views, cool under fire.

Republicans won't have a problem with him.

What do Farkers think?

Why the hell does everyone want to reward the GOP for its insanity? I don't get this.


I appreciate your point, but I don't see Huntsman as a typical GOP lackey. I would go for a sitting GOP female, and get the Popcorn concession.
 
2012-12-13 06:13:10 PM  
First story at 6 PM on DC local news: Boehner has been at the White House for an hour for fiscal cliff talks.

Second story: Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration for Secretary of State two hours ago.

I'm not saying the two are related...

1.bp.blogspot.com

...but they're related.

My guess: Boehner made Rice's removal from consideration a condition for further fiscal cliff negotiations.

/adjusts tinfoil
 
2012-12-13 06:13:11 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: He called it an act of terror the day after it happened, and two days after that. Ne never called it anything else. Others said it wasn't, at the beginning, but they later agreed with him as the investigation went on and the evidence became clear. But Obama himself never said it was anything but an act of terror.


In fact, Romney was the one who blamed it on protests, thought Hillary Clinton's statement about Cairo was Obama's response to Benghazi, and implied that the attack was in Cairo.
 
2012-12-13 06:13:25 PM  

Silly Jesus: He didn't call it that.


He didn't?
 
2012-12-13 06:14:13 PM  
F*ck you John McCain. You bitter old coot. And honorable mention to Fox ( All Bengazi All The Time) News.
 
2012-12-13 06:14:22 PM  

Silly Jesus: Philip Francis Queeg: Silly Jesus: Philip Francis Queeg: Silly Jesus: Philip Francis Queeg: halfof33: Marcus Aurelius: ry getting him to respond rationally to a good point.

Try making one, champ.

We lied to the American Public because we wanted the perpetrators to think there was a protest at the Embassy they attacked even though there wasn't one!

lolz

Please detail the harm that you believe came from this lie.

The lie didn't kill anyone, but it's still kinda shiatty to lie to everyone about American deaths for political gain. If they were "terrorist attacks" then Obama looks bad before the election. If they were because of some mean man in California and Obama condemns him, then Obama look good (I guess) before the election.

Sort of a shiatty thing to do to those families.

So Obama was sabotaging himself when he called it an "Act of Terror". Got it.

He didn't call it that.

Please Proceed.

You're the one making the claim...ding dong.


No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.\
 
2012-12-13 06:14:30 PM  
 
2012-12-13 06:14:32 PM  
 
2012-12-13 06:14:36 PM  

Silly Jesus: Keizer_Ghidorah: Silly Jesus: Philip Francis Queeg: halfof33: Marcus Aurelius: ry getting him to respond rationally to a good point.

Try making one, champ.

We lied to the American Public because we wanted the perpetrators to think there was a protest at the Embassy they attacked even though there wasn't one!

lolz

Please detail the harm that you believe came from this lie.

The lie didn't kill anyone, but it's still kinda shiatty to lie to everyone about American deaths for political gain. If they were "terrorist attacks" then Obama looks bad before the election. If they were because of some mean man in California and Obama condemns him, then Obama look good (I guess) before the election.

Sort of a shiatty thing to do to those families.

Didn't stop the Republicans, did it? Of course, now you're assuming that the only reason for this "lie" was Obama using it for political gain, instead of the CIA not wanting to give out sensitive information and because there was and is still an investigation going on.

Republicans, masters of projecting.

How about "no comment, it's an ongoing investigation" rather than "this nifty reason that I made up?"


Granted, one of the mistakes made was not telling the media and the public "We'll tell you when we've got a lot more info and everything sorted out", but I really doubt it was done out of malice or political maneuvering. Even God made mistakes.

But only those who have a vendetta against Obama and Democrats in general are the ones making a mountain out of this molehill.
 
2012-12-13 06:14:42 PM  

Burn_The_Plows: mitchcumstein1: Scott Walker was actually not a horrible elected representative.

This statement lets me make 1 of 3 assumptions about you:

1) You use the word "was" to mean that he didn't fark up anything in his first 5 minutes of his first term as Milwaukee County Supervisor.

2) You've never lived in Milwaukee County.

3) Your last name starts with a "K" and ends with "-och".

Which one is it?


Meant Scott Brown, typed Scott Walker.

But #2 is absolutely right.
 
2012-12-13 06:15:15 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Bucky Katt: Lt. Cheese Weasel: It's not a scandal subby. It's a national disgrace.

You're right. The GOP needs to stop embarassing this country.

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 380x295]


Is that before or after the GOP cut funding for embassy security? Just asking questions here.
 
2012-12-13 06:15:53 PM  
If I were Obama I'd nominate Jesse Jackson just to fark with those morons. The last thing I'd do is give them Kerry, or a conservative to appease the jackasses as some are speculating he might. The prez has taken enough shiat off these assholes the last four years. I think most of us would be really happy to see him give them a figurative "fark you" of some kind.

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2012-12-13 06:15:53 PM  

Silly Jesus: [citation needed]


You're sh*tting us, right?

As Americans, let us never, ever forget that our freedom is only sustained because there are people who are willing to fight for it, to stand up for it, and in some cases, lay down their lives for it. Our country is only as strong as the character of our people and the service of those both civilian and military who represent us around the globe. No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.

 
2012-12-13 06:16:13 PM  

Silly Jesus: Keizer_Ghidorah: Silly Jesus: Philip Francis Queeg: Silly Jesus: Philip Francis Queeg: halfof33: Marcus Aurelius: ry getting him to respond rationally to a good point.

Try making one, champ.

We lied to the American Public because we wanted the perpetrators to think there was a protest at the Embassy they attacked even though there wasn't one!

lolz

Please detail the harm that you believe came from this lie.

The lie didn't kill anyone, but it's still kinda shiatty to lie to everyone about American deaths for political gain. If they were "terrorist attacks" then Obama looks bad before the election. If they were because of some mean man in California and Obama condemns him, then Obama look good (I guess) before the election.

Sort of a shiatty thing to do to those families.

So Obama was sabotaging himself when he called it an "Act of Terror". Got it.

He didn't call it that.

He called it an act of terror the day after it happened, and two days after that. Ne never called it anything else. Others said it wasn't, at the beginning, but they later agreed with him as the investigation went on and the evidence became clear. But Obama himself never said it was anything but an act of terror.

[citation needed]


Here you go.
 
2012-12-13 06:17:05 PM  
She was too ugly for the job.
 
2012-12-13 06:17:57 PM  
So you now have John Kerry as the front runner.

Congratulation GOP on your crusade?
 
2012-12-13 06:18:25 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: halfof33: Marcus Aurelius: So why should the public be privy to the true details of an ongoing terrorism investigation?

First of all, it had nothing to do with any investigation.

Second, it isn't a question of "privy to," sport, THEY LIED about it.

Man, some people.

You're so smart and well informed that I'm going to give you your very own special color. I have to ask Drew if we can work brown into the color scheme at some point.


brown for his shirt or stained undies?
 
2012-12-13 06:18:48 PM  

ariseatex: First story at 6 PM on DC local news: Boehner has been at the White House for an hour for fiscal cliff talks.

Second story: Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration for Secretary of State two hours ago.

I'm not saying the two are related...

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 461x403]

...but they're related.

My guess: Boehner made Rice's removal from consideration a condition for further fiscal cliff negotiations.

/adjusts tinfoil


If Obama lets the Repukes dictate any conditions on the fiscal cliff, he's as soft as he seemed to be in previous negotiations--let alone letting them control conditions as major as this. fark that nonsense.
 
2012-12-13 06:20:43 PM  

Thigvald the Big-Balled: ariseatex: First story at 6 PM on DC local news: Boehner has been at the White House for an hour for fiscal cliff talks.

Second story: Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration for Secretary of State two hours ago.

I'm not saying the two are related...

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 461x403]

...but they're related.

My guess: Boehner made Rice's removal from consideration a condition for further fiscal cliff negotiations.

/adjusts tinfoil

If Obama lets the Repukes dictate any conditions on the fiscal cliff, he's as soft as he seemed to be in previous negotiations--let alone letting them control conditions as major as this. fark that nonsense.


Mind you, my theory and Propasaurus/Marcus Aurelius's aren't mutually exclusive.
 
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