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2013-01-03 04:02:55 PM

darth_badger: She fell so hard it knocked the Bengazi right out of her.


After a head injury like that she'll be able to say "I do not recall, senator" with the best of them.

/why does that sound familiar?
 
2013-01-03 04:04:01 PM

gerrymander: I make things up and pass them off as facts.


I see that. Try not to do that in the future, please. Thank you.
 
2013-01-03 04:04:03 PM

Gentoolive: Just another coverup.. only ones that can't see it are libtards.


what was covered up?

/libtard
 
2013-01-03 04:04:56 PM

unexplained bacon: Gentoolive: Just another coverup.. only ones that can't see it are libtards.

what was covered up?

/libtard


He doesn't know. That's how you know it was a coverup. If he knew what was being covered up, then he could tell you. Duh.
 
Bf+
2013-01-03 04:05:01 PM

markie_farkie: Oh, lighten up.. They're Just Asking Questions...


Namely,
i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-01-03 04:05:08 PM
i90.photobucket.com

What said Fox News "journalist" may look like.
 
2013-01-03 04:05:30 PM
www.rawstory.com

I just sharted.
 
2013-01-03 04:06:18 PM

ginandbacon: When did this level of crass vitriol become socially acceptable in public?


the time Kennedy Borked Judge Bork, thats the time.
 
2013-01-03 04:06:19 PM

ginandbacon: calm like a bomb: ginandbacon: When did this level of crass vitriol become socially acceptable in public?

October 7, 1996

I think we have a winner...


I agree, though my first guess was:
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-03 04:06:48 PM

Zasteva: darth_badger: She fell so hard it knocked the Bengazi right out of her.

After a head injury like that she'll be able to say "I do not recall, senator" with the best of them.

/why does that sound familiar?


That's what Alberto Gonzalez said about 200 times when they assed him about Iraq
or were you being facetious because this is all about political points or something to be crazy about and even secret congressional hearings don't accomplish anything
 
2013-01-03 04:06:53 PM

H31N0US: Buffalo77: I expect dueling to be back in fashion in 2 years.

We can only hope!


Now THAT's change we can believe in.

/mandatory pistol marksmanship training for all congresscritters
//if they're going to duel they'd better not farking miss
///third slashy tells me that they should still be charged with murder if they win
 
2013-01-03 04:07:01 PM
Wait, its now a lie that the government spent a lot of time trying to blame this on a Muslim parody film? I'm sort of out of the loop on this, but I remember everyone talking about how that film was to blame. When did that change? What the hell was everyone talking about that film for, then? I'm not up on this Benghazi thing, so I'm seriously asking and not trying to troll, since bringing it up seems to provoke that kind of reaction.

/not my intent.
 
2013-01-03 04:07:07 PM

NuttierThanEver: Was there actionable intelligence that an attack was imminent that was ignored?


Has it been used as a pretext to invade Iran or Syria or some other country on our "To Do List?"
 
2013-01-03 04:07:26 PM

gerrymander: the State Department fell down on the job of doing the most basic security for an embassy


Good thing it wasn't an Embassy, then, huh?

It was a Consulate, and the security for such is (in almost every circumstance, worldwide) provided by the host country, which was the case in Benghazi.

Then there's the fact that the response team from the Annex was contracted by the CIA, not State, but that's just a minor detail, right?

This has been known for quite some time.

Do catch up.
 
2013-01-03 04:07:45 PM

calm like a bomb: Pockafrusta: Lying liars lie... This White House is just as dirty as the others. No change or hope of change.

/FARKTM Independent

FTFY


It's like people think that employing the "independent" label makes them cool or makes the derp they type less derpy or something.

Yeah only really stupid people give a damn about labels.
 
2013-01-03 04:07:47 PM

lennavan: gerrymander: Like the kids say, it's not the crime that gets you; it's the cover-up.

Call me when there's a crime, or a cover-up.


You mispelled "Iraqs' WMDs".
 
2013-01-03 04:07:56 PM
Gee, a Clinton pit bull acting like an extinction level event douchebag, again. Who'd a thought?
 
2013-01-03 04:08:09 PM

gerrymander:
We know of no specific intelligence that an attack was planned on the Benghazi embassy on September 11 of last year. That said, we do have specific evidence that the embassy and staff were already targeted, due to the three attacks against that were made against perceived (by terrorists) Western-aligned organizations (the US embassy, a British embassy motorcade, the local Red Cross offices) starting that previous June. We also have repeated requests from US Ambassador Stevens for more security, all of which were denied. And finally, of course, there's that date again.

This is a thing not because the spy network failed (though it might have), but because: A) the State Department fell down on the job of doing the most basic security for an embassy in a country in turmoil, B) four US citizens on the government payroll died because of it, and C) the executive branch spent weeks telling the US and the world that it was our fault for inciting those wacky Mooslems with a Monty Python-level quality YouTube video. Like the kids say, it's not the crime that gets you; it's the cover-up.


You know, I was with you on all that until it was all shredded by the reality of the situation. All within a few posts of what you typed. Regardless, my perception of the event has now changed. Do you have new information to add or have your views shifted?

Honestly though, I just don't care. The world is a scary farking place at times and extremely lethal. shiat, I'd bet you'll find more people killed on the streets of Indianapolis tonight then adding up all the dead ambassador's over the last couple decades.

At the end of the day ...

Many dead Americans all over: Apparently, no one gives a shiat
One dead American ambassador of a shiatty little country I couldn't find on a map: Apparently, this is a HUGE deal
 
2013-01-03 04:08:52 PM

lennavan: unexplained bacon: Gentoolive: Just another coverup.. only ones that can't see it are libtards.

what was covered up?

/libtard

He doesn't know. That's how you know it was a coverup. If he knew what was being covered up, then he could tell you. Duh.


woah...that's just like the guy who keeps rearranging my furniture when I'm sleeping...he always manages to get everything back to exactly where it was and disappear without a trace before I wake up.
 
2013-01-03 04:08:55 PM

halfof33: Gee, a Clinton pit bull acting like an extinction level event douchebag, again. Who'd a thought?


and here we go....
 
2013-01-03 04:09:00 PM

TheGogmagog: ginandbacon: calm like a bomb: ginandbacon: When did this level of crass vitriol become socially acceptable in public?

October 7, 1996

I think we have a winner...

I agree, though my first guess was:
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 300x262]


I was going to go with Newt Gingrich getting elected Speaker. The difference in tone was pretty crazy.
 
2013-01-03 04:09:07 PM
i51.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-03 04:10:56 PM
she can say anything she wants and it's okay
she can do no wrong
she's lied before and it's okay with you
who cares?
 
2013-01-03 04:11:00 PM

Craptastic: [www.rawstory.com image 615x345]

I just sharted.


Heh... almost a simulshart!
 
2013-01-03 04:11:23 PM

ginandbacon: When did this level of crass vitriol become socially acceptable in public?


In fourteen hundred and ninety two a redneck from Kentucky, was playing in the Mediterranean with his favorite rubber ducky.
 
2013-01-03 04:12:28 PM

Shadowknight: What, it's not like blood clots in your brain are life threatening, eh?


Not to anyone that confuses what Fox does with news.
 
2013-01-03 04:12:38 PM

calm like a bomb: ginandbacon: When did this level of crass vitriol become socially acceptable in public?

October 7, 1996


Damn you're good.

i238.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-03 04:12:38 PM

calm like a bomb: Pockafrusta: Lying liars lie... This White House is just as dirty as the others. No change or hope of change.
/FARKTM Independent
FTFY


I think that's one of the funniest things I've ever seen in politics (yes, i am easily amused): someone produced a graph showing how people identify themselves politically, and many of the people who used to call themselves "Republicans" don't anymore. "Democrats" have remained about the same. But there's been a sharp rise in the number of people who call themselves "independents"...in fact, just about the same number of people as have dropped out of the Republican numbers. Huh.

It must be fun to be so ashamed of your political party that you won't even use the name anymore, but you keep voting for them anyway. No wonder they're so angry. But don't you dare call them Republicans. They're independently angry.
 
2013-01-03 04:12:50 PM

ginandbacon: When did this level of crass vitriol become socially acceptable in public?


media-3.web.britannica.com
 
2013-01-03 04:13:12 PM
Fox is the Cartman of "news"
 
2013-01-03 04:13:17 PM

ginandbacon: When did this level of crass vitriol become socially acceptable in public?


2008.

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism..
 
2013-01-03 04:13:56 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: Wait, its now a lie that the government spent a lot of time trying to blame this on a Muslim parody film? I'm sort of out of the loop on this, but I remember everyone talking about how that film was to blame. When did that change? What the hell was everyone talking about that film for, then? I'm not up on this Benghazi thing, so I'm seriously asking and not trying to troll, since bringing it up seems to provoke that kind of reaction.

/not my intent.


I remember exactly what you're referring to, but I'm too lazy/apathetic to look up whether these things were stated by the White House or if they were just said by someone in the news. There was a guy who was a jerk who made an anti Muslim movie, it ended up on Youtube, and the actors/actresses didn't know what kind of movie they were in, and there was violence specifically at the embassy and people were killed because of it. I probably had Fritos that day.
 
2013-01-03 04:13:57 PM

moothemagiccow: Zasteva: darth_badger: She fell so hard it knocked the Bengazi right out of her.

After a head injury like that she'll be able to say "I do not recall, senator" with the best of them.

/why does that sound familiar?

That's what Alberto Gonzalez said about 200 times when they assed him about Iraq
or were you being facetious because this is all about political points or something to be crazy about and even secret congressional hearings don't accomplish anything


Actually I was thinking of Reagan saying that during Iran/Contra, but Gonzalez will do just fine.

/I was just pre-empting some of the anticipated derp.
 
2013-01-03 04:14:02 PM
To be fair, brain damage is clearly not considered any sort of impediment to performing any sort of job at Fox, so you can see how they might be confused.
 
2013-01-03 04:14:03 PM

HellRaisingHoosier: One dead American ambassador of a shiatty little country I couldn't find on a map: Apparently, this is a HUGE deal


Actually, Libya is pretty big. 4th largest African nation, 17th largest in the world (by area).

/just sayin
 
2013-01-03 04:14:18 PM
Cyclometh

gerrymander: NuttierThanEver: For the last time someone please explain to me worst case scenario-wise why this is a thing. I mean short of Obama and Hillary actually leading the attack on the embassy what is it they supposedly did. Was there actionable intelligence that an attack was imminent that was ignored?

We know of no specific intelligence that an attack was planned on the Benghazi embassy on September 11 of last year. That said, we do have specific evidence that the embassy and staff were already targeted, due to the three attacks against that were made against perceived (by terrorists) Western-aligned organizations (the US embassy, a British embassy motorcade, the local Red Cross offices) starting that previous June. We also have repeated requests from US Ambassador Stevens for more security, all of which were denied. And finally, of course, there's that date again.

This is a thing not because the spy network failed (though it might have), but because: A) the State Department fell down on the job of doing the most basic security for an embassy in a country in turmoil, B) four US citizens on the government payroll died because of it, and C) the executive branch spent weeks telling the US and the world that it was our fault for inciting those wacky Mooslems with a Monty Python-level quality YouTube video. Like the kids say, it's not the crime that gets you; it's the cover-up.

This thread is going to go very badly for you.


You are probably correct. The funny thing is he was asked a question and responded appropriately and factually where he could. Of course the responses will be predictable.

The stupid (lib favorite) : NuttierThanEver - gerrymander: DERP

The revisionist: what_now - This is absolutely not true, but lets just say it was: In what possible world is it a problem for the Executive branch to actually do some research and get all the facts before telling everyone what happened? I know you like to stay infromed, but why should the Obama administration burn potential security assets on the ground to satisfy your immediate need to know?

and The denier: lennavan - Call me when there's a crime, or a cover-up.

and thats just in the first 5 minutes.
 
2013-01-03 04:14:22 PM
I suspected the same. I also suspect she walked in the the back door of the hospital, then straight down the hall, and out the front door. All to make it look like she was "sick". It's all just a ruse to avoid the truth.
 
2013-01-03 04:14:24 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: Wait, its now a lie that the government spent a lot of time trying to blame this on a Muslim parody film? I'm sort of out of the loop on this, but I remember everyone talking about how that film was to blame.


The various protests really were triggered by the video; the terrorists just used the one in Benghazi as a cover.
 
2013-01-03 04:16:00 PM
And further more, I think she should do the right thing and resign the office of Secretary of State. And NOT be allowed to run for POTUS in 2016.
 
2013-01-03 04:16:19 PM
How come when Obama was having hundreds killed in Libya to help genocidists take over there (dooming thousands more) for the sake of French politics it was something to grumble about and then drop two weeks later but some no account ambassador gets smoked in the same country and its an impeachable offense?
 
2013-01-03 04:16:44 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: What the hell was everyone talking about that film for, then?


Oh, I dunno, might be the dozen or so riots happening in other Muslim locales that same day over the film, resulting in 75 deaths and hundreds of injuries? cite

Kind of seemed to fit right in, yanno?
 
2013-01-03 04:17:29 PM
What a poorly written article. Sarcasm in the first sentence, then diving into an excerpt of an email that required explanation that it was sarcasm. I shouldn't have to click the embedded links in your blog, which sucks, to figure out what's going on.
 
2013-01-03 04:17:45 PM

Gentoolive: Just another coverup.. only ones that can't see it are libtards.


i48.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-03 04:17:57 PM

halfof33: Gee, a Clinton pit bull acting like an extinction level event douchebag, again. Who'd a thought?


No, really, this time it's going to be different. Open, honest and forthcoming, . . . nope, couldn't even type it with straight face.
 
2013-01-03 04:17:59 PM
I find it amusing that any of these "people" think Hillary Clinton is afraid of them.
 
2013-01-03 04:18:07 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: Wait, its now a lie that the government spent a lot of time trying to blame this on a Muslim parody film? I'm sort of out of the loop on this, but I remember everyone talking about how that film was to blame. When did that change? What the hell was everyone talking about that film for, then? I'm not up on this Benghazi thing, so I'm seriously asking and not trying to troll, since bringing it up seems to provoke that kind of reaction.

/not my intent.


Yes, sometime about mid-September the Administration dropped that story from their explanation, and then announced a couple of months later that the claim that the attack was the spontaneous outgrowth of a protest outside the consulate in Benghazi was "incorrect."
 
2013-01-03 04:18:12 PM

ginandbacon: When did this level of crass vitriol become socially acceptable in public?


1991. But it was waiting all along.

All the right wingnuts, preparing for St. Reagan to lead us to the promised land after the Nuclear Apocalypse with the Evil Russkies... their whole worldview, stolen when the USSR shattered like a UV-embrittled plastic bag in a stiff wind. Some people - I'd dare say most - are either too dumb or too lazy to deal with a world that doesn't have a single hated other to blame everything wrong on. And Fox News, Limbaugh and friends have since spent 22 years telling the right-wing fraction of them to hate, of all things, their fellow countrymen (And for that I dearly wish there were a Hell, with a special place next to child molesters and people who talk in the threater, for them to go to, but there isn't).

If you're referring to the crass, barely-veiled racism about the uppity attractive-and-successful man currently preparing for his second term in office... that never left the people from whom it emanates.

Also, something, something, Barry Goldwater, preachers taking control of the party...
 
2013-01-03 04:18:22 PM

Zasteva: Sorry, but I thought this week we were busy blaming violence in movies for causing school shootings. Did I miss a newsletter explaining how Americans can be influenced to violence by movies but Libyans are immune?


I seem to remember a study that offered a figure of 16,000 as the number of murders the average U.S. child sees on TV by the age of 18. Exactly how many murders were in this movie? The fact is, the media here are all about the glorification of violence. From "If it bleeds, it leads," to the average Action Hero who is ultra-efficient at being violent (and always oh so rationalized, of course,) violence and cheap sex are the chief commodity of the media, with the obvious side effect of the desensitization of the public to all the violence and sex. Another fact: guns have been ubiquitous for the entire history of the country, but the violence didn't get out of hand until the portrayals of it in the media did. Then they want to point at firearms as the culprit.

I don't recall anybody rushing to blame any anti-Islam movies back in September of 2001. Wonder why that is?

Not that I give the Republicans a pass either. Islam isn't the real issue, except in the context that it is the chief religious fairy tale of that part of the world that the republicans want us to fear/ hate. The real issue: exploitation (the Republicans' specialty.)
 
2013-01-03 04:18:41 PM

ginandbacon: calm like a bomb: ginandbacon: When did this level of crass vitriol become socially acceptable in public?

October 7, 1996

I think we have a winner...


Really? Because Charles Wegg Solicitor-Prosser, died at the age of 86? Oh, you mean this is the date the O'reilly Factor debuted! Got it now.

/my bad
//carry on
 
2013-01-03 04:18:50 PM

BunkoSquad: The network that honestly thought Mitt Romney was going to win in a romp is now playing Master Detective.

[www.diabetesmine.com image 300x360]


Nah, they knew he'd lose, they just couldn't come out and say it. I saw a clip of Fox News discussing, "what happens in the event of an exact tie in electoral votes." That's as close as you can come to going "we're boned" w/o actually uttering the words.
 
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