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(UPI)   "Of the 41 percent of Republicans who consider Benghazi to be the worst political scandal in American history, 39 percent are unaware that Benghazi is located in Libya"   (upi.com) divider line 236
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2013-05-14 12:02:08 AM  
That may be the greatest statistic ever.
 
2013-05-14 12:03:30 AM  
They couldn't find their own ass with two hands and a map.
 
2013-05-14 12:09:38 AM  
Nor do they care.
 
2013-05-14 12:18:09 AM  
Does manufactured outrage even need to be based on factual information?
 
2013-05-14 12:20:51 AM  
As it pertains to this dog and pony show... it's not
 
2013-05-14 12:22:40 AM  
You don't need to be familiar with geography to parrot things you hear on Fox.
 
2013-05-14 12:27:48 AM  
Facts are unamerican.
 
2013-05-14 12:28:25 AM  
It's somewhere in the Islamo-atheist emirate of Kenya.
 
2013-05-14 12:35:12 AM  
Of course the lamestream liberal media WANT you to believe that Benghazi is in Libya, but do they have proof? What are they hiding? Where's the long form city charter? Why won't they release the surveys? The UN, the US government AND the government from that Middle Eastern Muslim Terrorist nation of Libya are lying!
 
2013-05-14 12:36:08 AM  

Mentat: That may be the greatest statistic ever.


Well yeah, if it was a real statistic and not something just made up to make Republicans look dumb....

*clicks link*

BWAAH HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
 
2013-05-14 12:36:12 AM  
Uh guys- It's 39% of 41%, or about 16% of Republicans.  About the same percentage as people that can't find their ass with both hands at the other end of the political spectrum.

While there is discouragement in the numbers, they're not what you're crowing about.  There are a lot of reasons to criticize both the Bengazi treatment and Republicans in general, but this ain't one of them.

/yeesh
 
2013-05-14 12:37:19 AM  
Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) speaks at a news conference on the "We Get It!" campaign, which aims at uniting people behind Biblical perspectives on the environment and the poor, in Washington on May 15, 2008.

I wasn't aware that the Bible had any perspectives on the environment other than "God gave us all this shiat to do with it what we please".
 
2013-05-14 12:38:47 AM  

unyon: While there is discouragement in the numbers, they're not what you're crowing about. There are a lot of reasons to criticize both the Bengazi treatment and Republicans in general, but this ain't one of them.


I think the point is that if you're going to be outraged by something, the very least you can do is educate yourself about the issue. It shows that far too many people are outraged just to be outraged.

Outrage.
 
2013-05-14 12:40:22 AM  

miss diminutive: Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) speaks at a news conference on the "We Get It!" campaign, which aims at uniting people behind Biblical perspectives on the environment and the poor, in Washington on May 15, 2008.

I wasn't aware that the Bible had any perspectives on the environment other than "God gave us all this shiat to do with it what we please".


You forgot "therefore it's our sacred duty to use everything as fast as we can to hasten His coming"
 
2013-05-14 12:42:04 AM  

miss diminutive: Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) speaks at a news conference on the "We Get It!" campaign, which aims at uniting people behind Biblical perspectives on the environment and the poor, in Washington on May 15, 2008.

I wasn't aware that the Bible had any perspectives on the environment other than "God gave us all this shiat to do with it what we please".


The 'Biblical perspective' on the environment is that God promised after the Flood that He would never destroy the earth, therefore we don't need to do anything at all to preserve the environment. God's got it covered.
 
2013-05-14 12:43:03 AM  

Di Atribe: I think the point is that if you're going to be outraged by something, the very least you can do is educate yourself about the issue. It shows that far too many people are outraged just to be outraged.


I'm OUTRAGED you're posting in this thread... OUT RAGE D

Outraged, I say.....
 
2013-05-14 12:47:55 AM  

unyon: Uh guys- It's 39% of 41%, or about 16% of Republicans.  About the same percentage as people that can't find their ass with both hands at the other end of the political spectrum.

While there is discouragement in the numbers, they're not what you're crowing about.  There are a lot of reasons to criticize both the Bengazi treatment and Republicans in general, but this ain't one of them.

/yeesh


iat's a plurality of people who think this is the scandalest scandal in the history of scandals.

Take out that element and this becomes even less relevant than it already is.
 
2013-05-14 12:51:50 AM  
they've been gay, see?
 
2013-05-14 01:01:43 AM  
Does it really matter in what country Benghazi is?  Can't we move past this destructive, artificial construct of countries?
 
2013-05-14 01:01:51 AM  
BENGHAZI!
 
2013-05-14 01:05:29 AM  
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2013-05-14 01:05:56 AM  

propasaurus: miss diminutive: Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) speaks at a news conference on the "We Get It!" campaign, which aims at uniting people behind Biblical perspectives on the environment and the poor, in Washington on May 15, 2008.

I wasn't aware that the Bible had any perspectives on the environment other than "God gave us all this shiat to do with it what we please".

The 'Biblical perspective' on the environment is that God promised after the Flood that He would never destroy the earth, therefore we don't need to do anything at all to preserve the environment. God's got it covered.


God sounds like an abusive partner.

"See what you made me do, honey? I love you so much that I had to destroy everything. But don't worry, I've changed. I'll never drown 99.99999% of all living things again. I promise. Now go clean yourself up and then tidy up this mess, the guys are coming over soon and we're not going to be playing poker in a messy apartment, are we? ARE WE? "
 
2013-05-14 01:10:17 AM  

unyon: Uh guys- It's 39% of 41%, or about 16% of Republicans.  About the same percentage as people that can't find their ass with both hands at the other end of the political spectrum.

While there is discouragement in the numbers, they're not what you're crowing about.  There are a lot of reasons to criticize both the Bengazi treatment and Republicans in general, but this ain't one of them.

/yeesh


As has been pointed out, it's more that nearly 40% of the people who think this is the worst scandal in US history don't even know what the hell they're talking about.

I now wonder, though, how many people today know what Watergate is, or where it is located? Many people know it because it is the standard by which political scandals are measured, but what percent of Americans know anything more than that?
 
2013-05-14 01:10:50 AM  
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2013-05-14 01:17:56 AM  

markie_farkie: I'm OUTRAGED you're posting in this thread... OUT RAGE D

Outraged, I say.....


Then you best educate thineself, son! About that which you are outraged about! Do you need a map or a such as? Before you become outraged!??

It's starting not to sound like a word any more.


/outraged that you haven't popped into a certain other thread yet
//SIR
 
2013-05-14 01:24:35 AM  

Di Atribe: /outraged that you haven't popped into a certain other thread yet


I'll be in Kauai at a 5-star resort that week for by birthday, and the week after, arriving by private jet, courtesy of a really good friend and his wife that I've known since I was a teen dumbass out in San Angelo...

I'm outraged I can't attend the Fark party.
 
2013-05-14 01:24:46 AM  

Mentat: That may be the greatest statistic ever.


I have never read the bible, but I am 100% certain that it is fiction.

I dont need to know where the Watergate hotel is located in order to know that it was the start of the end of Nixon.

/that being said, the rooney pic was super awesomeness!!
 
2013-05-14 01:27:22 AM  

namatad: I have never read the bible, but I am 100% certain that it is fiction.


CRAP
stoopid me
Some of the bible might/does refer to actual historical events which actually happened.

"people built the pyramids"
"so and so, son of what's his name"
"herod of king during period xxx"

and so on
so ........

100% historical fiction?
LOL
 
2013-05-14 01:32:42 AM  

unyon: Uh guys- It's 39% of 41%, or about 16% of Republicans.  About the same percentage as people that can't find their ass with both hands at the other end of the political spectrum.

While there is discouragement in the numbers, they're not what you're crowing about.  There are a lot of reasons to criticize both the Bengazi treatment and Republicans in general, but this ain't one of them.

/yeesh


So, both sides are bad, you say?
 
2013-05-14 01:46:59 AM  
Sorry, Obama fans, but the media industrial complex has got their orders and the bomb factories are stocked. First three stories on NBC Nightly News today were IRS scandal, Benghazi scandal, AP phone records scandal. This two-party system charade has to stay balanced. Lopsided football games lose viewership and Obama will never be more influential than the cabal George Carlin referred to as the "owners of this country."
 
2013-05-14 01:50:37 AM  
www.islamophobiatoday.com

I wonder if Miss South Carolina voted for Lindsey Graham.
 
2013-05-14 02:11:51 AM  
mediamatters.org

FOX tells me it's east of Egypt, and some guy named Jordan is the King.
 
2013-05-14 02:48:08 AM  
Isn't that the same percentage who believe Tim Tebow is the greatest Quarterback in NFL history, believe Sarah Palin is history's finest orator and believe television peaked with "Touched by an Angel?"
 
2013-05-14 03:42:27 AM  
Of the 41 percent of Republicans who consider Benghazi to be the worst political scandal in American history, 39 percent are unaware that Benghazi is located in Libya. 10 percent said it's in Egypt, 9 percent in Iran, 6 percent in Cuba, 5 percent in Syria, 4 percent in Iraq, and 1 percent each in North Korea and Liberia, with 4 percent unwilling to venture a guess.

The rest of those countries are fair (re:still wrong) guesses. But Cuba, North Korea and Liberia? Really? And where the hell did they get Liberia? They're not even our enemy... And rarely in the news...

/interesting move on the part of the 4 percent who didn't guess
//'tis better to remain silent and seem a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt...
 
2013-05-14 03:58:08 AM  
I guess I'll just avoid the politics tab until Benghazi and the stupid IRS shiat blows over, since all we're getting is multiple stories on the same farking things..
 
2013-05-14 04:06:14 AM  
And 0% can successfully articulate what the scandal is.
 
2013-05-14 04:42:55 AM  
Was it over when the Nazis in Cuba bombed the embassy at Benghazi!?

/forget it, he's rolling
 
2013-05-14 04:43:31 AM  
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2013-05-14 04:48:15 AM  

Mugato: And 0% can successfully articulate what the scandal is.


1. After a terrorist attack our ambassador and three other people were killed.
2. The White House blamed the attack on a spontaneous demonstration that erupted from protests surrounding a video.
3. The White House knew this to be a damn lie.

4. We learned after the fact that the ambassador had been begging for more security for months.
5. The White House has been trying to spin their way out of that one for months now.
6. Related to #3 and #5 we now know that talking points were edited to protect the White House, and for no other reason.

7. This was all done entirely and completely to cover Obama's rear end in the weeks before the election.
8. No effort, at all, was made to save anyone from the great gutsy decider Obama.

Hillary Clinton once tried to tell us that Obama was not ready for that call at 3AM. It turns out she was right but then again neither was she. When the call came in the response was 'But... but I have a fund raiser and an election to worry about, can't we do this after November?'
 
2013-05-14 04:57:00 AM  
Ask them what part of Libya it is in. It's fun.
 
2013-05-14 04:59:29 AM  
You want a scandal? How about nearly half of outraged American adults not having a basic grasp on geography. And double for the money, 97% of those can't be bothered with it.

Just remember, the bad color in art class was blah. And also rainbows.
 
2013-05-14 05:03:11 AM  

Paris1127: Of the 41 percent of Republicans who consider Benghazi to be the worst political scandal in American history, 39 percent are unaware that Benghazi is located in Libya. 10 percent said it's in Egypt, 9 percent in Iran, 6 percent in Cuba, 5 percent in Syria, 4 percent in Iraq, and 1 percent each in North Korea and Liberia, with 4 percent unwilling to venture a guess.

The rest of those countries are fair (re:still wrong) guesses. But Cuba, North Korea and Liberia? Really? And where the hell did they get Liberia? They're not even our enemy... And rarely in the news...

/interesting move on the part of the 4 percent who didn't guess
//'tis better to remain silent and seem a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt...


Libya, Liberia, I can see that happening, not really a big deal. Cuba is the pretty odd one for me. I mean surely there aren't that many people that think either Cuba is in the middle east, or haven't at least paid enough attention to know Benghazi happened somewhere in the middle east.
 
2013-05-14 05:03:36 AM  
Is this not proof that most of humanity in the US are just bad javascript?
 
2013-05-14 05:04:06 AM  

Mugato: And 0% can successfully articulate what the scandal is.


I love how it is SO important but the person that they say is guilty of it and what the cause of the scandal keeps changing.
 
2013-05-14 05:05:18 AM  
....and nothing of value was lost or gained.
 
2013-05-14 05:05:26 AM  

log_jammin: I guess I'll just avoid the politics tab until Benghazi and the stupid IRS shiat blows over, since all we're getting is multiple stories on the same farking things..


Does it really make any difference given it will just mean going back to Arugula, teleprompters, and scandalously trying to encourage kids to eat healthily, etc.
 
2013-05-14 05:05:54 AM  
randomjsa:derp derp derp


For someone who pretends you are concerned with the facts about this incident you seem amazingly unaware of them and out and wrong about them. Maybe you should actually read about it instead of making yourself look like an idiot.
 
2013-05-14 05:08:19 AM  

randomjsa: 8. No effort, at all, was made to save anyone from the great gutsy decider Obama.


This is the funniest one.

A) You're wrong. It's documented that they discussed this and what the options were.

B) You are using "the decider" a Bushism and pretending Obama was the one who came up with the term.

It;s so funny how you idiots think Bush was great but then also blame Obama for things Bush did.
 
2013-05-14 05:09:43 AM  

randomjsa: Mugato: And 0% can successfully articulate what the scandal is.

1. After a terrorist attack our ambassador and three other people were killed.
2. The White House blamed the attack on a spontaneous demonstration that erupted from protests surrounding a video.
3. The White House knew this to be a damn lie.

4. We learned after the fact that the ambassador had been begging for more security for months.
5. The White House has been trying to spin their way out of that one for months now.
6. Related to #3 and #5 we now know that talking points were edited to protect the White House, and for no other reason.

7. This was all done entirely and completely to cover Obama's rear end in the weeks before the election.
8. No effort, at all, was made to save anyone from the great gutsy decider Obama.

Hillary Clinton once tried to tell us that Obama was not ready for that call at 3AM. It turns out she was right but then again neither was she. When the call came in the response was 'But... but I have a fund raiser and an election to worry about, can't we do this after November?'




So essentially the biggest political scandal the Republicans can come with after 4+ years of Obama, the one they've all latched on to ... boils down to "edited talking points" and positive political spin. By your own characterization.

You guys need to try harder. The fact that you think this is a big scandal shows how desperate the Republicans are to have something to smear Obama with.

"Edited talking points" - clearly he gravest scandal in American history. High crimes and misdemeanors. Good lord.
 
2013-05-14 05:11:09 AM  

randomjsa: 2. The White House blamed the attack on a spontaneous demonstration that erupted from protests surrounding a video.


On a scale from 1 to 10 where Bush being wrong about WMDs in Iraq for a war that cost 3000US lives and a trillion dollars is a 5, where would this "scandal" rank?
 
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