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(Think Progress)   Mitch McConnell offers comforting words regarding the Boston Marathon bombing. Just kidding, he actually blames the victims for being too complacent   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 324
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2013-04-16 04:27:50 PM

Dr Dreidel: SkinnyHead: coeyagi: SkinnyHead: There's nothing controversial about warning people against complacency when it comes to terrorism.   Unless you happen to be a big fan of complacency.

Except that is a completely transparent attempt at ginning up fear so that you will vote GOP and Big Government [Depart of Defense] and line the pockets further of defense contractors, but I guess in the post WWII era that isn't controversial, that is just the same happy bullsh*t we live with every day, much like oxygen poaching Fark posters who force us to respond to their retardation.

The actual reason why libs are so offended by talk about complacency is that they see it as an attack on their complacent president.

Please hold for "diplomacy", arriving at Gate+++CARRIER GROUP FOUND+++

[obama-drone-incoming-diplomacy.jpg]

// why could I not find that pic?


Authoritarian Warmonger Scary Drone President Obama Day is  Monday. Today is  Tuesday. Today is Complacent Do-Nothing Lame Duck President Obama Day. Do I need to resend the schedule?
 
2013-04-16 04:28:10 PM

Corvus: US Gun related deaths year 2000 = 75,000


Well played.

Of course, any number of other causes of death can be used to make the same point; I simply pulled out the first one that came to mind.
 
2013-04-16 04:28:32 PM
he should be ashamed of himself for blaming the victims.
 
2013-04-16 04:28:36 PM
What the hell?  I mean, really?  What IS he talking about here?  It's nothing but insulting and fear mongering.  What a cock.
 
2013-04-16 04:28:38 PM

Aarontology: FEAR. FEAR. FEAR. FEAR. FEAR. FEAR. FEAR. FEAR. FEAR.


Fear was an awesome f'ing game.  Shame the sequels kept going down in quality.
 
2013-04-16 04:28:43 PM

rufus-t-firefly: SkinnyHead: There's nothing controversial about warning people against complacency when it comes to terrorism.   Unless you happen to be a big fan of complacency.

We get complacent about alt trolls, and then they pop up again.


if you didn't quote him, i wouldn't have to know.

/brought to you by the non-profit jerk-less foundation
 
2013-04-16 04:28:59 PM

SkinnyHead: coeyagi: SkinnyHead: There's nothing controversial about warning people against complacency when it comes to terrorism.   Unless you happen to be a big fan of complacency.

Except that is a completely transparent attempt at ginning up fear so that you will vote GOP and Big Government [Depart of Defense] and line the pockets further of defense contractors, but I guess in the post WWII era that isn't controversial, that is just the same happy bullsh*t we live with every day, much like oxygen poaching Fark posters who force us to respond to their retardation.

The actual reason why libs are so offended by talk about complacency is that they see it as an attack on their complacent president.


Excellent troll post.  You kept it brief and included the latest talking points while making it seem like supporting conspiracy theories is a perfectly valid political stance, without actually saying that you feel that way.

7.5/10
 
2013-04-16 04:29:00 PM
Mitch McConnell is a farking piece of shiat, and the world will be better when he dies, but he isn't wrong on this.

Yes, we have gotten complacent.  That is natural.  It has been almost 12 years since the attacks, and if we were going to remain hyper vigilant and scared all the time, this country would suck more ass than it already does.

Or is it just the authorities that have gotten complacent?  One cannot expect spectators to go looking in trash cans at public events on the off chance there is a bomb in one, can one?

I don't know how much vigilance or non-complacency could have stopped yesterday's events from happening.
 
2013-04-16 04:29:45 PM

LookForTheArrow: Cletus C.: That's some pretty sleazy politicizing by good ol' ThinkProgress right there, folks.

You presume sleaze is a variable that can't be canceled out. In this case, McConnell easily cancels out any analysis his phrasing invokes, leaving the balance negative and ball firmly in his court.

ThinkProgress would have to photoshop  McConnell's head on to #8 to even begin to get the terms to balance (dont forget McConnell's multiplier for being an actual "representative" of.. well.. someone. Easy rookie mistake)

/science, it works, biatches.


What he said was harmless and probably true. We don't think about terrorism like we used to.

Jumping on it to score political points or underscore your dislike for the man is tasteless.
 
2013-04-16 04:30:06 PM
bobmccarty.com
 
2013-04-16 04:30:09 PM
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-04-16 04:30:26 PM

SkinnyHead: coeyagi: SkinnyHead: There's nothing controversial about warning people against complacency when it comes to terrorism.   Unless you happen to be a big fan of complacency.

Except that is a completely transparent attempt at ginning up fear so that you will vote GOP and Big Government [Depart of Defense] and line the pockets further of defense contractors, but I guess in the post WWII era that isn't controversial, that is just the same happy bullsh*t we live with every day, much like oxygen poaching Fark posters who force us to respond to their retardation.

The actual reason why libs are so offended by talk about complacency is that they see it as an attack on their complacent president.


The attack is on reason and rational thinking, not some conservative boogeyman.
 
2013-04-16 04:31:11 PM
Obamacare == Complacency!

We must repeal Complacency!!1!
 
2013-04-16 04:31:14 PM
Headline: "he actually blames the victims"


TFA: It's unclear exactly who McConnell is saying has become complacent regarding terrorism.


TFA again:If he's referring to the U.S. government, intelligence and military officials have thwarted a number of attacks on the United States since 9/11. And the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday that U.S. counterterrorism efforts have all but wiped out the al-Qaed network founded by Osama bin Laden.


It's wrong to say the US government has been complacent because it's actually been pretty effective at combating Al Qaeda and busting terrorist plots. OK then.
 
2013-04-16 04:31:50 PM
Cletus C.: LookForTheArrow: Cletus C.: That's some pretty sleazy politicizing by good ol' ThinkProgress right there, folks.

You presume sleaze is a variable that can't be canceled out. In this case, McConnell easily cancels out any analysis his phrasing invokes, leaving the balance negative and ball firmly in his court.

ThinkProgress would have to photoshop  McConnell's head on to #8 to even begin to get the terms to balance (dont forget McConnell's multiplier for being an actual "representative" of.. well.. someone. Easy rookie mistake)

/science, it works, biatches.


What he said was harmless and probably true. We don't think about terrorism like we used to.

Jumping on it to score political points or underscore your dislike for the man is tasteless.


"probably true" is enough reason for this guy to run an ad for the military industrial complex? I didn't even GET to that modifier, you're talking asymptotic!
 
2013-04-16 04:32:52 PM
bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Austin_suicide_attack

The 2010 Austin suicide attack occurred on 18 February 2010, when Andrew Joseph Stack III, flying his Piper Dakota, killing himself and Thirteen others were injured, two seriously...


www.latimes.com
lobablanca.com
 
2013-04-16 04:33:39 PM
Going about your daily business is complacency now.
 
2013-04-16 04:34:15 PM

rufus-t-firefly: SkinnyHead: There's nothing controversial about warning people against complacency when it comes to terrorism.   Unless you happen to be a big fan of complacency.

We get complacent about alt trolls, and then they pop up again.


i48.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-16 04:34:28 PM

quatchi: When the entire point to terrorism is to make people afraid then... yeah, standing there telling people they aren't terrified enough isn't controversial.


How is deliberately trying to accomplish the terrorist's specific goal, not controversial?
 
2013-04-16 04:35:44 PM
Punching his face is now a patriotic act.
 
2013-04-16 04:37:37 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-04-16 04:39:19 PM

Wadded Beef: SkinnyHead: coeyagi: SkinnyHead: There's nothing controversial about warning people against complacency when it comes to terrorism.   Unless you happen to be a big fan of complacency.

Except that is a completely transparent attempt at ginning up fear so that you will vote GOP and Big Government [Depart of Defense] and line the pockets further of defense contractors, but I guess in the post WWII era that isn't controversial, that is just the same happy bullsh*t we live with every day, much like oxygen poaching Fark posters who force us to respond to their retardation.

The actual reason why libs are so offended by talk about complacency is that they see it as an attack on their complacent president.

The attack is on reason and rational thinking, not some conservative boogeyman.


Well, I looked up "complacent" in the dictionary:  It means: "pleased, especially with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect; self-satisfied."  The only thing missing was a picture of Obama.
 
2013-04-16 04:42:16 PM

weltallica: [bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com image 512x341]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Austin_suicide_attack

The 2010 Austin suicide attack occurred on 18 February 2010, when Andrew Joseph Stack III, flying his Piper Dakota, killing himself and Thirteen others were injured, two seriously...


[www.latimes.com image 600x400]
[lobablanca.com image 256x400]



In the suicide note, he begins by expressing displeasure with the government, the bailout of financial institutions, politicians, the conglomerate companies of General Motors, Enron and Arthur Andersen, unions, drug and health care insurance companies, and the Catholic Church.[32] He then describes his life as an engineer; including his meeting with a poor widow who never got the pension benefits she was promised, the effect of the Section 1706 of Tax Reform Act of 1986 on independent contractor engineers, the September 11 attacks airline bailouts that only benefited the airlines but not the suffering engineers and how a CPA he hired seemed to side with the government to take extra tax money from him. His suicide note included criticism of the Federal Aviation Administration, the George W. Bush administration, and a call for violent revolt.

Hates GWB and the Catholic Church, cites Marx, wants revolt, and is critical of the bailouts. That sounds a hell of a lot more like OWS than the Tea Party.
 
2013-04-16 04:42:42 PM

SkinnyHead: Well, I looked up "complacent" in the dictionary:  It means: "pleased, especially with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect; self-satisfied."  The only thing missing was a picture of Obama.


*jerking motion*
 
2013-04-16 04:43:11 PM

SkinnyHead: Well, I looked up "complacent" in the dictionary:  It means: "pleased, especially with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect; self-satisfied."  The only thing missing was a picture of Obama.


Bullshat. It was also missing a picture of a crying eagle in front of an American flag.
 
2013-04-16 04:44:41 PM

SkinnyHead: Well, I looked up "complacent" in the dictionary: It means: "pleased, especially with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect; self-satisfied." The only thing missing was a picture of Obama.


Deep thoughts...
 
2013-04-16 04:44:55 PM

Cletus C.: What he said was harmless and probably true. We don't think about terrorism like we used to.


Because by and large foreign terrorism was never a major threat to Americans, even after 9/11. Looking over the Wikipedia entry, the vast majority of attacks on American soil have been carried out by Americans for other reasons than "Death to the West!" The Earth Liberation Front is on there a lot. Anti-abortionists have a bunch. Neo-nazis make a few appearances. There are a lot of angry white men pulling a Falling Down and gunning down liberals, sending mail bombs, and generally causing pipe bomb based trouble. The crazy, white terrorists outnumber the occurrences of brown people driving SUVs into pedestrians to avenge Muslim deaths by a significant degree.

You're more likely to be murdered by a crazy white person because of your Obama bumper sticker than because somebody abroad hates your freedom. If we were ever taking terrorism seriously in the first place, we would've been profiling old, white conservatives. The esteemed Senator McConnell would need an anal probe to get into his office on the Hill.
 
2013-04-16 04:45:51 PM
Easy for a guy with natural body armor to say.
 
2013-04-16 04:46:08 PM

UNC_Samurai: rufus-t-firefly: SkinnyHead: There's nothing controversial about warning people against complacency when it comes to terrorism.   Unless you happen to be a big fan of complacency.

We get complacent about alt trolls, and then they pop up again.

[i48.photobucket.com image 668x496]


img218.imageshack.us
 
2013-04-16 04:46:40 PM

vernonFL: Its such a shame, because before he said this, I had so much respect for Mitch McConnell, one of our greatest Senators! How could someone so usually cogent and kind say something so terrible?

Its really upsetting.


LOL.

Rule:  Only the Rs care about security.  Ls are pussies/treehuggers/welfare queens/those people/ that eat from the public trough and suck away the vitality and goodness of America from 'real' Americans.

/bootstraps people, bootstraps
 
2013-04-16 04:46:46 PM
Probably has a sad over the torture report that came out.
 
2013-04-16 04:47:27 PM
Also, he had to go to the dictionary when he saw the word "complacent."  Almost uncomfortably meta.
 
2013-04-16 04:47:43 PM

impaler: quatchi: When the entire point to terrorism is to make people afraid then... yeah, standing there telling people they aren't terrified enough isn't controversial.

How is deliberately trying to accomplish the terrorist's specific goal, not controversial?


Because it's Mitch McConnell saying it and it's just a regurgitation of previous derp.

"GOP reflexive fear-mongering isn't so much controversial as it is expected" would have been a better way of putting that.
 
2013-04-16 04:48:28 PM

weltallica: [bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com image 512x341]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Austin_suicide_attack

The 2010 Austin suicide attack occurred on 18 February 2010, when Andrew Joseph Stack III, flying his Piper Dakota, killing himself and Thirteen others were injured, two seriously...


[www.latimes.com image 600x400]
[lobablanca.com image 256x400]


what's the point you're going for here?
 
2013-04-16 04:51:21 PM
So Mitch,  if it is proven the Boston bombing was due to a domestic militant right wing group, would you favor cracking down on domestic militant right wing groups?  Wouldn't it be complacent not to?
 
2013-04-16 04:51:38 PM

Mrbogey: weltallica: [bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com image 512x341]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Austin_suicide_attack

The 2010 Austin suicide attack occurred on 18 February 2010, when Andrew Joseph Stack III, flying his Piper Dakota, killing himself and Thirteen others were injured, two seriously...


[www.latimes.com image 600x400]
[lobablanca.com image 256x400]


In the suicide note, he begins by expressing displeasure with the government, the bailout of financial institutions, politicians, the conglomerate companies of General Motors, Enron and Arthur Andersen, unions, drug and health care insurance companies, and the Catholic Church.[32] He then describes his life as an engineer; including his meeting with a poor widow who never got the pension benefits she was promised, the effect of the Section 1706 of Tax Reform Act of 1986 on independent contractor engineers, the September 11 attacks airline bailouts that only benefited the airlines but not the suffering engineers and how a CPA he hired seemed to side with the government to take extra tax money from him. His suicide note included criticism of the Federal Aviation Administration, the George W. Bush administration, and a call for violent revolt.

Hates GWB and the Catholic Church, cites Marx, wants revolt, and is critical of the bailouts. That sounds a hell of a lot more like OWS than the Tea Party.


He refers to capitalism as "From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.", talks about the wealthy robbing the middle class, commiserates with a widow who lost her husband's pension to greedy and incompetent management...

Ignore all that. He also was angry with the IRS.
 
2013-04-16 04:52:14 PM

skullkrusher: weltallica: [bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com image 512x341]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Austin_suicide_attack

The 2010 Austin suicide attack occurred on 18 February 2010, when Andrew Joseph Stack III, flying his Piper Dakota, killing himself and Thirteen others were injured, two seriously...


[www.latimes.com image 600x400]
[lobablanca.com image 256x400]

what's the point you're going for here?


I think he's implying that this is the work of teabaggers.  I think it's domestic--on Patriots Day, in Boston, recognizing the Battle of lexington and Concord (which happened on the 19th)--but not teabaggers.  More like white supremacists. Yeah, yeah, i know, but I mean the real kind the head stomping, meth dealing, prison murder kind.
 
2013-04-16 04:53:03 PM
Civilians should of course be prepared for emergencies and perhaps have some relevant training, but beyond that, it's a good thing not to fear the turrists.

It's really sad that I now worry more about the idiotic overreactions to terrorist attacks than the attacks themselves.
 
2013-04-16 04:53:57 PM

skullkrusher: He refers to capitalism as "From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.", talks about the wealthy robbing the middle class, commiserates with a widow who lost her husband's pension to greedy and incompetent management...

Ignore all that. He also was angry with the IRS.


And unions.  But who cares?  That guy was pissed off about everything and completely unhinged.  Totally different. This sh*t was organized.
 
2013-04-16 04:54:32 PM

vernonFL: vernonFL: SkinnyHead: There's nothing controversial about warning people against complacency when it comes to terrorism.   Unless you happen to be a big fan of complacency.

You know who else was complacent in the face of terrorism?


Pardon me, my B'more, Oriole orange farkied friend, but i have skinny on ignore-and I'd like to say something to said poster...

STOP IT CHIPPY, AND SHAME ON YOU YOU ATTENTION WHORE.
I mean, ok, you win at being nearly the biggest dick on Fark. Note I said being, not having.

Ok, thanks.

Also, VernonFL, this follow up picture to your own post is golden. Thanks for meny lulzez.
 
2013-04-16 04:55:58 PM

Magorn: Free men neither live, nor die, on thier knees,  asshole


Better to die on your feet than live in a shell.
 
2013-04-16 04:56:05 PM

thamike: skullkrusher: He refers to capitalism as "From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.", talks about the wealthy robbing the middle class, commiserates with a widow who lost her husband's pension to greedy and incompetent management...

Ignore all that. He also was angry with the IRS.

And unions.  But who cares?  That guy was pissed off about everything and completely unhinged.  Totally different. This sh*t was organized.


ask the dumbass who referenced Stack
 
2013-04-16 04:56:33 PM
i33.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-16 04:57:03 PM

thamike: UNC_Samurai: rufus-t-firefly: SkinnyHead: There's nothing controversial about warning people against complacency when it comes to terrorism.   Unless you happen to be a big fan of complacency.

We get complacent about alt trolls, and then they pop up again.

[i48.photobucket.com image 668x496]

[img218.imageshack.us image 850x484]


I like that pic because it's one of the guys I most respect on FARK owning one guy who I think is one of the biggest idiot on FARK.
 
2013-04-16 04:57:53 PM
Thank you KY for making Texas seem a slightly more sane every year that you keep this farking idiot in office.  Thank god we can at least point at Kentucky and proudly claim "Hey! at least were not as farked up as Kentucky".  Even Ashly Judd has had enough of Kentucky.
 
2013-04-16 04:59:48 PM

SkinnyHead: Well, I looked up "complacent" in the dictionary:  It means: "pleased, especially with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect; self-satisfied."  The only thing missing was a picture of Obama.

George W. Bush actively ignoring a brief entitled "Bin Laden Determined To Strike In U.S."

FTFY.

Or does that definition of "complacent" not work for you?
 
2013-04-16 05:00:17 PM
We aren't all pants shiatting cowards, McConnell, you asshole.
 
2013-04-16 05:00:26 PM
The Republican leadership is seeing the chance to save bad policy and demographic obstacles through fear and the "security" issue. Like they did before.

I guess we'll see if we've learned anything.
 
2013-04-16 05:00:57 PM
Oh calm down, subby. He did no such thing. Show me where he said "That 8 year old was totally asking for it. If he had only lived in paranoia of terrorism, he would have stayed home."
 
2013-04-16 05:03:03 PM

thamike: I think he's implying that this is the work of teabaggers. I think it's domestic--on Patriots Day, in Boston, recognizing the Battle of lexington and Concord (which happened on the 19th)--but not teabaggers. More like white supremacists. Yeah, yeah, i know, but I mean the real kind the head stomping, meth dealing, prison murder kind.


But if it were white supremacists, wouldn't they want to blow up the first runners across the finish line?
 
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