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(The Atlantic)   Playing poker? During my Syria hearings? It's more likely than you think   (theatlantic.com) divider line 20
    More: Fail, John McCain, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, hearings, State of the Union  
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2013-09-04 05:18:31 AM
2 votes:
This is the same deuce that biatched about the lack of information from the administration on Benghazi when the administration was holding meetings on Benghazi that he failed to attend.
2013-09-04 01:37:03 AM
2 votes:
With the committee room a full house and Obama going all in, the people deserve a straight answer in spades from Senator McCain. Looking flush won't cut it. America needs its hearts won over, not beaten with clubs.
2013-09-04 09:41:36 AM
1 votes:
Wait until he finds out about Candy Crush.
2013-09-04 09:16:31 AM
1 votes:

GoldSpider: Wooly Bully: Other people already answered you,

They haven't either.  All they've said is that a body armed with nothing more than good intentions says chemical weapons are bad.

Wooly Bully: The rest of us are just laughing in disbelief.

Indeed, it's laughable to suggest we ought not kick yet another middle eastern hornets' nest.  "If you're not with us, you're against us", right?


Look, there are two possibilities here. One is that you were actually asking a question because you wanted to know something, which makes no sense because you could have looked up the answer yourself with that device in front of you.

The other, and we all know this is what's happening, is that you were asking what's known as a "rhetorical question". You don't want an answer at all; you're trying to make a point without bothering to do the work of presenting evidence and a reasoned argument.

So please stop insulting everyone's intelligence by pretending it's the former. You aren't smart enough to patronize us.
2013-09-04 08:51:05 AM
1 votes:
I like how he thinks it's a joke too, imagine doing that and getting caught in a super important business meeting in the private sector.
2013-09-04 08:43:14 AM
1 votes:

Astralwand: Take that and the fact that it's a lot harder to control chemical weapons and biological weapons it's pretty clear why we would rather be bombed and shot.


Clearly the destruction to buildings and infrastructure leading up to the gas attack hasn't deterred Assad.  So the outrage now isn't that a lot of civilians are still dying, but that the damage to buildings and infrastructure isn't commensurate?  That's a curious threshold.

PainfulItching: Not only that, but in this situation, Assad is threatening his neighbors for no good reason.


If only there was some kind of international political body that was established specifically to respond to such regional conflicts and human rights crises...
2013-09-04 08:38:11 AM
1 votes:

GoldSpider: When did we decide that indiscriminately killing civilians with gas was worse than doing so with bombs and bullets?


1997

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_Weapons_Convention
2013-09-04 08:23:08 AM
1 votes:
When did we decide that indiscriminately killing civilians with gas was worse than doing so with bombs and bullets?

is this a serious question

holy farking lol
2013-09-04 07:38:55 AM
1 votes:
When did we decide that indiscriminately killing civilians with gas was worse than doing so with bombs and bullets?
2013-09-04 07:34:07 AM
1 votes:
Really?  People are going to "meh" this?  We're debating whether, as a country, we're going to kill people and maybe get our fellow Americans killed, not whether we want to use puce or goldenrod for the next TIPS report cover.  Seems like it's kind of important to pay full and complete attention to all the evidence and presentations. McCain is an irresponsible dumbass, bottomline.
2013-09-04 07:27:19 AM
1 votes:
At least he wasn't playing Candy Crush.
2013-09-04 07:04:37 AM
1 votes:
Yeah, this is like my professor being mad at me for reading a book in class - when we were reviewing, and I already had an A locked in.

If you know how you're going to vote already, you don't need to listen
2013-09-04 06:48:22 AM
1 votes:
Probably better than playing a flight simulator game and crashing constantly.
2013-09-04 04:08:32 AM
1 votes:
Personally, I'm more concerned with the main point of the article -- people's attention spans in the smart-phone era are for shiat. They're becoming more rude and self-centered, as if there were no divider between the web and real life anymore. If they don't get immediate gratification from whom they're with, there's always a website that will tell them anything they want to hear in the moment.
2013-09-04 03:59:00 AM
1 votes:
Maybe if there was something worth debating here. Either we're the world's beacon of freedom or we're just another country looking out for ourselves. If we believe in the dignity of man and the rule of law, we are impelled to act in Syria. If we don't care about the use of illegal weapons, then we sit this one out.

It's really as simple as that. It doesn't take 3 hours to make up your mind. Just take the vote and go home.
2013-09-04 12:21:40 AM
1 votes:

dletter: The bigger thing is, can someone determine what site that is.... is it just some "play for fun" site, or an illegal offshore site for real money?

If it is the latter, the  theppa.org  will have a field day with it.


Apparently VIP Poker on an IPhone... oh well.   McCain is getting it on Twitter tho, since he sent a tweet trying to laugh it off.
2013-09-04 12:09:33 AM
1 votes:
That's no phone, that's a "MIMIC" (Mossad Issued Mass Indoctrination Computer).

McCain is just helping Kerry give the Full House the Royal Flush.

That's all.
2013-09-03 11:58:04 PM
1 votes:
McCain already had a hard-on for doing in Assad. For him the hearing was just a show. His mind was made up long before the CW attack. That being said he said that he lost "Thousands of dollars" in that game so there is that.

\fake dollars... he said
2013-09-03 11:50:51 PM
1 votes:
Well, you can't blame him, given how great a Sec. of State Kerry has proven to be. It's not like McCain has any questions worth asking. I mean, look at the long list of countries the State Department has lined up as allies in this strike on Syria. Kerry's got the U.N Security Council convinced and buttoned up. Russia's promised to stay out of it. Britain's got our back, of course, but there was never any question of that. Really what else is there to do but pat Kerry on the back and give him a big thumbs up?
2013-09-03 08:51:10 PM
1 votes:
This is why we don't have time to read that big 'ole 2400 page healthcare bill.

www.washingtonpost.com
 
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