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2013-05-05 11:20:30 AM
6 votes:
EVERY RECIPE IS THE SAME
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fark THAT CHICKEN
2013-05-05 06:13:23 AM
6 votes:
The Republican Oath of Office:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend my bullshiat distractions against all rational beings, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true malice and lack of logic to the same; that I take this obligation ignorantly, without any mental capacity or purpose of existing; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the talking points of my party committee on which I am about to sell out my nation.
2013-05-05 11:36:46 AM
5 votes:
ghare:Obama has BLACK CHILDREN!

Obama lives in government housing with his mother-in-law.
2013-05-05 08:53:47 AM
5 votes:
For some reason, I think this captures the Republican response to Benghazi fairly well.

i595.photobucket.com
2013-05-05 11:24:54 AM
4 votes:

Apocalyptic Inferno: The other thing about 'did Obama say this was a terrorist attack fast enough' is that I don't think this was a "terrorist" attack, at least in the sense that I would use the word.  This was an act of war on a military and political target, not an attack against civilians or an attack otherwise intended to "terrify" a populace.


The rules are pretty cut-and-dry from the GOP perspective:

If a brown-skinned person kills someone, it's terrorism, and immediate steps need to be taken to invade the privacy of American citizens in the name of security.  Preferably legislating who can marry who.

If a white-skinned person kills someone, it's a tragedy, and it's too soon after the horror of the event to start making rushed decisions about gun control.
2013-05-05 09:53:09 AM
4 votes:

MFAWG: 40 years of perceived Republican supremacy on National Defense have been shattered, and this is all they have left. At this exact moment I'm listening to Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giuliani expound on the subject.


at this exact moment, i'm taking a dump, which is the same as listening to mutant Gingrich and Rudy 9/11 9/11 run their worthless mouths.
2013-05-05 11:39:22 AM
3 votes:

Erebus1954: ghare:Obama has BLACK CHILDREN!

Obama lives in government housing with his mother-in-law.


Obama has a chaffeured limo and private jet and draws a govt check.
2013-05-05 11:24:34 AM
3 votes:

Mrtraveler01: Citation please?


media.townhall.com
2013-05-05 09:49:00 AM
3 votes:
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2013-05-05 11:20:48 AM
2 votes:

Mrtraveler01: Mrbogey: Obama gets a call in the middle of the day about an attack on an embassy and nothing is done about it for hours.

Citation please?


It's true.  I saw it on Breitbart.
2013-05-05 11:18:39 AM
2 votes:

Mrtraveler01: Hobodeluxe: Mrtraveler01: Mrbogey: GOP: "Why did Obama fail to protect an embassy where 4 Americans died in a prolonged attack?"

This is actually a valid question.

Instead all I've heard on TV today is a bunch of retards derping about some conspiracy as to how this whole thing is a coverup.

why did HE fail to protect them?

He's not farking clairvoyant that's why.

You act as though they intentionally left them unprotected in the face of some huge imminent attack that they knew was coming.

I didn't mean to word it like that.

I meant to ask the question was the threat in Libya taken as seriously as it should've.

Outside of that, I don't buy the whole coverup derp that seems to be the center focus of this investigation.


Oh, come on...you know Fartb0ng0 could have scrambled jets from Italy to instantly appear on the scene and rain down bad-guy-only killing missiles if he wasn't busy smoking crack and having gay sex with Eric Holder.

You libbies are so gullible.
2013-05-05 11:04:18 AM
2 votes:

Mugato: They're going to keep this shiat up for another 2-3 years? Because it's already played out.


Probably 16.5 years.
2013-05-05 11:01:28 AM
2 votes:
In today's episode of "If this was Bush...", liberals would be screaming about 10x louder about it than conservatives are given the fact that it's Obama.

I say this because would be at least the third or fourth thing that qualifies as "Makes that whole Valarie Plame case look like nothing by comparison" and liberals were far more outraged by that than the conservatives are over Benghazi.

We now know for a fact that the Obama administration lied to the American people. You can pretend it was for some wholesome purpose all you want but you're not that stupid, you're really not. You've been trying to hang a vague memo around Bush's neck for over a decade now concerning the 9/11 attacks but you'll be damned before you hold this administration responsible for highly specific "need more security" requests and that's damning on a whole new level when you consider that not only was the security not provided... It was reduced.

Given all of that it becomes crystal clear why precisely this administration lied about it. There was an election coming up and this story had to be buried fast. If Romney had been president and Obama was running against him, the press would have used Benghazi to utterly destroy Romney and you know it.
2013-05-05 10:57:16 AM
2 votes:
i3.kym-cdn.com
2013-05-05 10:51:37 AM
2 votes:
1) Republicans cut funding of X
B) X fails in some way
Potato) Republicans blame Democrats for the failure of X

It's SOP for the GOP.
2013-05-05 08:42:32 AM
2 votes:

jehovahs witness protection: Funny how the left doesn't give a shiat about terrorists killing Americans unless they are watching a foot race.


Funny how the right didn't care about embassy murders until the President was a black guy.
2013-05-05 08:27:33 AM
2 votes:
Funny how the left doesn't give a shiat about terrorists killing Americans unless they are watching a foot race.
2013-05-06 09:48:11 AM
1 votes:
The truth is coming to light.  Slowly, surely.  There will be no presidency for Hillary.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/06/clinton-sought-end-run-ar ou nd-counterterrorism-bureau-on-night-benghazi-attack/
2013-05-06 08:24:04 AM
1 votes:

JerseyTim: If you step back and really examine what the Republicans are saying, it's pretty farking disgusting. When you get right down to it, their argument is basically that the President cares so little about Americans that he sat idly by and let them die.

I don't know how Obama doesn't flip his shiat on a daily basis.


It isn't that he let them die, it is that before the smoke cleared from the scene, he had already surmised on his own that the attack came as a result of the youtube video, then went to the floor of the UN to apologize for it.  I remember for weeks how there were people who were calling for the guy who made the video to be put on trial for treason & inciting the enemy and the blowhards in the media were demanding limits on speech and for censorship of whatever they found offensive.  once people realized that mortars are dialed in days, sometimes weeks ahead of time and it happened on 9-farking-11, they were able to connect the dots.

the WH's reaction to the event is akin to how CNN reports on  - everything.

To most people, Bengazhi is a character on Jersey Shore.
2013-05-05 07:07:20 PM
1 votes:

Mugato: Animatronik: The narrative about it being a popular protest was a fiction created by the Obama administration.

What difference would it make if it was an attack because of that video or if it was a certified TerrorTMattack? What difference does it make and how is any of that a lie?


IT JUST DOES!!! How many times do we have to explain it to you?!? It wasn't a popular protest, and they said it was and they lied so obviously it's a SCANDAL!!!! BECAUSE!!! Do we have to stomp our feet to make our point any plainer or will you just accept our yelling and waving our arms!
2013-05-05 06:05:36 PM
1 votes:

Curious: i once took a kickback from a contractor. needed the money and he would have got the job anyway. got away with it and it was in new orleans. but it was wrong and i knew it was wrong. do i lose sleep over it? no. do i temper my indignation when others do similar things? somewhat. does any of that excuse what the banks did with the foreclosure mess? hell no.


You're a corrupt individual and an admitted criminal.

What's next, expecting people to care when a prostitute complains about other peoples morals?
2013-05-05 04:00:42 PM
1 votes:

studs up: Curious: Lionel Mandrake: Oh, that's happening, all right...didn't you see the Nazi thugs roaming the streets of Boston crashing down doors without warrants after the "terrorist" bombings?

[assets.nydailynews.com image 635x443]

make fun all you want that isn't the America i grew up in.

The best part of this was the fact that the douchebag was eventually found by a guy that decided that being told to stay indoors was stupid and walked outside for 5 minutes. All the king's horses missed him and didn't believe that an alert citizenry would be helpful. Perhaps, just perhaps, the govt as the sole protector is a little over-rated.
I'm sure I'll get hammered for this.


The guy even nabbed him without an AR-15.
2013-05-05 01:09:15 PM
1 votes:

Curious: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!:  I would like to live in the fairy tale world where the cops have access to your perfect hindsight before anything actually happens.

[qph.is.quoracdn.net image 485x281]

i would like to live in a world where this doesn't happen. thank god the two ladies in that truck weren't killed. yes two women not one man in a completely different make, model and color truck had their truck shot to shiat by hair trigger police. if that's a fairy tale world were that doesn't happen let me in.


holy shiat, did you all see that?  The goalposts moved all the way across the fuggin' COUNTRY in 3.7 seconds!
2013-05-05 12:53:05 PM
1 votes:

Curious: true but if asked they should answer truthfully. hell i'm sympathetic to him getting some on the side. the stories of the late night phones calls and the book gift strike a chord in me.

but damn that lying under oath just ain't right.


He didn't really lie though, per the transcripts. He took the definition of "sexual relations" presented to him - bent them to the breaking point - and answered within the letter of the law given to him. They had a pretty dumb checklist of what constituted sex in the deposition, so he could technically be getting blown to the moon and not really having "sexual relations." Granted he did later lie to the country in his televised speech, but he never technically lied under oath.
2013-05-05 12:38:08 PM
1 votes:

Curious: Lionel Mandrake: Oh, that's happening, all right...didn't you see the Nazi thugs roaming the streets of Boston crashing down doors without warrants after the "terrorist" bombings?

[assets.nydailynews.com image 635x443]

make fun all you want that isn't the America i grew up in.


In the America you grew up in, did they just ask terrorists nicely to come out of hiding?
2013-05-05 12:21:29 PM
1 votes:

Raharu: Lets take a look as see what conservatives think about this.


Stilton Jarlsberg? Stilton Jarlsberg!?!?
2013-05-05 11:36:36 AM
1 votes:

Mrbogey: CheapEngineer: Well, it's done a great job of making Robo Cheney and his pals damn rich. Wasn't that the intent?

While you're picking apart each hour and minute of Obama's response to that embassy attack, how about someone digging into the GW Bush Presidential library archives and getting a nice timeline for who did what and when for the *several* times this happened to his administration? You know, for a fair comparison? I mean, if he was such a leader (and foreign policy genius) it should be elementary to lay out the timeline of how G-Dub whomped the decisionating on similar events! Teach that Chicago Liberal a thing or two 'bout bein the Decider, amirite?

Surely you'd have no problem, after all this time for the public to look over the previous administration with the same magnifying glass you insist on using today.

\$5 says at least half of 'em Cheney didn't tell him about till later in the week
\\if he told him at all
\\\which would explain that blank look on his face when the public raised hell over "his policies"

You're such a caricature of a paranoid Democrat that I'd venture this is an attempt at a Poe's Law.


says the Republican who thinks Obama could have stopped the attack, but chose to let Americans die instead...lol.  You are precious.
2013-05-05 11:24:45 AM
1 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: Mrtraveler01: Mrbogey: Obama gets a call in the middle of the day about an attack on an embassy and nothing is done about it for hours.

Citation please?

It's true.  I saw it on Breitbart.


I heard he was golfing on his record breaking vacation when he got the call too, and he wouldn't do anything until the game was over.
2013-05-05 11:17:11 AM
1 votes:

CheapEngineer: tenpoundsofcheese: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Funny how the right doesn't give a shiat about terrorists killing Americans unless there's a Democrat in office

did you miss the reaction to 9/11?

(check your old newspapers, a lot of things happened back then).

Oh, we remember.

[www.mrmediatraining.com image 640x360]

\We also remember it being used as an excuse for Dick to get the Police State he always wanted


Yea, Bush didn't run out of a room full of kids screaming his head off and instead sat there for a few minutes. Truly histories greatest monster.

Obama gets a call in the middle of the day about an attack on an embassy and nothing is done about it for hours. Hey, the guy's not psychic!

BTW... how did that police state turn out?
2013-05-05 11:06:52 AM
1 votes:

Smoking GNU: tenpoundsofcheese: MFK: Ok, So correct me if I'm wrong here, but I'm seriously trying to understand why the Republicans are so butthurt.

This is how I understand it:

* Attack on embassy
* Administration initially says it was because of riots over youtube video because that was happening in 2 or 3 other counties at the exact same time
* More info emerges over the next few days and administration says "this looks like it was actually a terrorist attack"
* Republicans: "Why didn't you say it was terrorism on day 1? OMGIMPEACH!!!1!11"

Am I missing anything?

yes.  a lot.

We're waiting


waiting for what?  Learning how to use google or learning to read?
2013-05-05 11:05:40 AM
1 votes:

Hobodeluxe: [p.twimg.com image 850x593]


so embassy attacks are good as long as the body count is less than under Bush?  WTF are you trying to say?

If you want perspective, under Clinton, 223 people were killed and over 4,000 injured in an embassy attack

but...but....but...blame Bush...
2013-05-05 11:05:02 AM
1 votes:

Mrbogey: Your complete lack of curiosity in what caused the death of 4 Americans speaks volumes about your "bleeding heart".


Not immediately blaming Obama =/= lack of curiosity.

Your head and your ass: disengage them
2013-05-05 11:01:07 AM
1 votes:
1.bp.blogspot.com

This is fun.
2013-05-05 10:58:26 AM
1 votes:

Hobodeluxe: Mrbogey: Hobodeluxe: [p.twimg.com image 850x593]

I believe this has been retread several times. But hey, if you want to keep peddling inaccurate talking points go ahead.

it's not inaccurate


GOP: "Why did Obama fail to protect an embassy where 4 Americans died in a prolonged attack?"

You: "Hey, during Bush's reign of terror there were 53 attempts made on American diplomatic staff which killed lots of non-Americans but ultimately failed to kill any Americans in a prolonged attack."

GOP: "That's not the same thing."

You: "Oh is it? Oh is it?"

*Facepalm*

Your complete lack of curiosity in what caused the death of 4 Americans speaks volumes about your "bleeding heart".
2013-05-05 10:49:03 AM
1 votes:

Mart Laar's beard shaver: bronyaur1: jehovahs witness protection: Funny how the left doesn't give a shiat about terrorists killing Americans unless they are watching a foot race.

Funny how the right didn't care about embassy murders until the President was a black guy.

That's some weak shiat you're peddling, right there.

No, the right wanted the Al-Q people dead in Africa. Too bad Clinton bombed an aspirin factory instead.


yeah and we would have never had 9/11 had chickenshiat Reagan not pulled out of Lebanon.
2013-05-05 10:43:16 AM
1 votes:

Smoking GNU: AtlanticCoast63: ....my two cents:

1.  President Obama is not responsible for anything that happened at Benghazi.  He is not omniscient nor omnipotent, no matter how much people on both sides of the aisle would like him to be, for reasons of either praise or blame.

2.  WHATEVER responsibility for this Chinese fire drill lies at State and Defense.  It was aggravated by the refusal on the part of some Presidential appointees to acknowledge that Islamic militants may, indeed, consider a terrorist attack on September 11th.

3.  I believe that former SecState Clinton knew exactly what happened (after a full internal investigation, not before/during the attack) and played it down in order to protect the President and her own political future.

4.  The response would, if anything, have been even more Farked up in a McCain or Romney administration.

/You may open fire when ready, Farkers.

Sounds about right.

It always amazes me that the right-wingers in the us are always instantly denying Obama any kind of credit for getting osama because he was "Stealing credit from the Seals who got him" since he didn't personally go in, yet the embassy attacks are 100% his fault or whatever since he is president. It makes no sense to me.


It makes perfect sense if you start with the assumption that whatever Obama did in any situation is wrong*. From there, you can construct a context that explains why he was wrong, for those conservative thought leaders who need to expose Obama's wrongness on the cable news circuit.  Leaving aside the thoroughly toxic and destructive nature of what they do, one really has to admire the artistry involved.  They work with the medium of Unreality like Gauguin worked with oil on canvas.  Museums of the future will no doubt feature Benghazi-themed Unreality exhibits (among others, of course).

* Like relaxing your eyes to see Magic Eye images, this takes some practice at first. It may help to hit yourself in the head with a heavy mallet several times.  Aim for the temples.
2013-05-05 10:32:29 AM
1 votes:

Smoking GNU: tenpoundsofcheese: MFK: Ok, So correct me if I'm wrong here, but I'm seriously trying to understand why the Republicans are so butthurt.

This is how I understand it:

* Attack on embassy
* Administration initially says it was because of riots over youtube video because that was happening in 2 or 3 other counties at the exact same time
* More info emerges over the next few days and administration says "this looks like it was actually a terrorist attack"
* Republicans: "Why didn't you say it was terrorism on day 1? OMGIMPEACH!!!1!11"

Am I missing anything?

yes.  a lot.

We're waiting


Don't encourage him.
2013-05-05 10:26:48 AM
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Funny how the right doesn't give a shiat about terrorists killing Americans unless there's a Democrat in office


did you miss the reaction to 9/11?

(check your old newspapers, a lot of things happened back then).
2013-05-05 10:16:41 AM
1 votes:

MFK: Ok, So correct me if I'm wrong here, but I'm seriously trying to understand why the Republicans are so butthurt.

This is how I understand it:

* Attack on embassy
* Administration initially says it was because of riots over youtube video because that was happening in 2 or 3 other counties at the exact same time
* More info emerges over the next few days and administration says "this looks like it was actually a terrorist attack"
* Republicans: "Why didn't you say it was terrorism on day 1? OMGIMPEACH!!!1!11"

Am I missing anything?


The statements indicating the attack was due to a riot over the video were known to be false at the time Susan Rice gave them.  For whatever reason, the Weeners was purposely misleading.
2013-05-05 10:16:05 AM
1 votes:

MFK: Ok, So correct me if I'm wrong here, but I'm seriously trying to understand why the Republicans are so butthurt.

This is how I understand it:

* Attack on embassy
* Administration initially says it was because of riots over youtube video because that was happening in 2 or 3 other counties at the exact same time
* More info emerges over the next few days and administration says "this looks like it was actually a terrorist attack"
* Republicans: "Why didn't you say it was terrorism on day 1? OMGIMPEACH!!!1!11"

Am I missing anything?


Obama has BLACK CHILDREN!
2013-05-05 10:15:48 AM
1 votes:

Mrtraveler01: born_yesterday: Zarquon's Flat Tire: Isn't it kind of a given that if you move to a third world country to represent the United States it might be dangerous?  It's like becoming a census worker in Appalachia.

As long as you can depend on Congress to ensure that these facilities have the appropriate amount of funding for security, you should be fine.

And that was a legitimate concern that should be addressed. Did the State Department take the threat seriously enough?

But instead we got the Benghazi Truthers going "ERMAGHERD COVERUP!!!"


That's the saddest thing about this whole situation. There are probably systemic issues within the State Department and its security that need to be addressed, but instead the GOP is apoplectic about Obama and Hillary eating imaginary arugula while they laugh at footage of Americans dying.

So way to go, guys. Your incessant need to cry wolf has made anyone who doesn't freebase derp tune out.
2013-05-05 10:15:03 AM
1 votes:

jehovahs witness protection: Funny how the left doesn't give a shiat about terrorists killing Americans unless they are watching a foot race.


Another stroke, I see.
2013-05-05 10:13:54 AM
1 votes:

EvilEgg: 99% of the American public have forgotten everything about Benghazi, except maybe the name.

It is virtually impossible to get people with any sense of reality to care at this point.


FTFY, because there are actually hundreds of thousands of people that think Benghazi is the biggest coverup since Obama used his weather machine to conjure up Hurricane Sandy to "Steal the election."
2013-05-05 10:07:43 AM
1 votes:
You have heard of a Tijuana Donkey Show? Well this is a D.C Chicken Show.
2013-05-05 10:03:01 AM
1 votes:
i48.tinypic.com
2013-05-05 09:59:14 AM
1 votes:
Isn't it kind of a given that if you move to a third world country to represent the United States it might be dangerous?  It's like becoming a census worker in Appalachia.
2013-05-05 09:54:23 AM
1 votes:
Oh please mr republicans, don't throw me in that briar patch.
2013-05-05 09:54:02 AM
1 votes:

MFAWG: Rudy Giuliani


Sunday morning is too early to start taking a drink every time he says 9/11
2013-05-05 09:19:28 AM
1 votes:

jehovahs witness protection: Funny how the left doesn't give a shiat about terrorists killing Americans unless they are watching a foot race.


Do you get paid time and a half for working Sundays?
 
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