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(NewsMax)   As Obama rattles the war sabres, he's cutting military pay raises in half, violating federal law and boosting troop morale as we head into WWIII   (newsmax.com) divider line 196
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2013-09-09 09:27:55 AM  

imontheinternet: Gotta say, if the president told me that he's cutting my raise in half, and then said he's sending me to Syria to provide air support for al Qaeda, I'd be pretty pissed off right now.


half of them are probably online right now talking about how he spends too much.
 
2013-09-09 09:28:00 AM  

Aristocles: I didn't read the article because newsmax, but Obama wants to start an illegal war on Syria, to what "assets" do you refer?


I'm talking about the entire US military here, Sparky, which allows the US to secure all manners of foreign ports, capital, shipping and territory. Welfare queens driving Cadillacs have no use for those assets, so they have no skin in the game.The people who directly benefit from this service provided by the US government should think about ponying up.
 
2013-09-09 09:28:10 AM  

LordJiro: imontheinternet: Gotta say, if the president told me that he's cutting my raise in half, and then said he's sending me to Syria to provide air support for al Qaeda, I'd be pretty pissed off right now.

Military personnel are professionals who will do their jobs regardless, but I'd bet morale isn't exactly at an all time high right now.

Of course you know that al Qaeda is only one of the anti-Assad factions, of which there are several.


Islamists control the strongest factions, but yes I'm aware there are secular and moderate factions.  If I was a guy who signed up to fight al Qaeda, I'm not sure the subtleties of the situation would stop me from being pissed off about it.
 
2013-09-09 09:28:41 AM  

regindyn: I'm not concerned about the morale of people who voluntarily signed up to murder other people.


What about the other 99.999% of the military?
 
2013-09-09 09:29:09 AM  

CPennypacker: If I learned anything from douchebags recently, it was when we were talking about tying cost of living increases for social security to Chained CPI. What I learned was that a reduced increase is not the same as a pay cut. So just be glad you're getting an increase. Is that how it works here too?


A reduced pay increase is exactly the same thing as a tax hike.
 
2013-09-09 09:30:47 AM  
What is with this WWIII talk?
 
2013-09-09 09:31:36 AM  
Newsmax, subby?  Really?  You couldn't find anyone more credible, say Weekly World News?
 
2013-09-09 09:31:39 AM  
Why does Drew allow direct links to some mainstream Republican hate sites like NewsMax, but not other Mainstream Republican hate sites like StormFront.org? Seems kind of inconsistent. I mean, if mainstream Republican hate groups like the Tea Party are allowed a voice here, why not other mainstream Republican hate groups like the Hammerskins?
 
2013-09-09 09:31:51 AM  

dennysgod: Obama is acting just like GWBush just before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, yet most of the people who supported Bush back then are against Obama going after Syria today even though their justifications are the same.


And enough of this WWIII shtick, if US bombing some country is your basis we'd be on WWX by now.


What?  The justifications are far from the same.  With Iraq, we had a lot of smoke and mirrors and lies.  With Syria, we have a lot of dead women and children from Sarin gas.
 
2013-09-09 09:31:53 AM  

regindyn: imontheinternet: Gotta say, if the president told me that he's cutting my raise in half, and then said he's sending me to Syria to provide air support for al Qaeda, I'd be pretty pissed off right now.

Military personnel are professionals who will do their jobs regardless, but I'd bet morale isn't exactly at an all time high right now.

I'm not concerned about the morale of people who voluntarily signed up to murder other people.


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2013-09-09 09:32:19 AM  

Rapmaster2000: What is with this WWIII talk?


It's because Pooty-Poot is all butthurt about us thinking of bombing Syria.
 
2013-09-09 09:33:10 AM  

jso2897: Have to keep being the wet blanket here, and pointing out that I am 63 years old, and that this precises process of bullshiat has pretty much been our foreign policy all my life. It's nice to see people finally deciding they don't like it - I've always hated it - on the other hand it's kind of stupidly sad that they think it's "Obama's Foreign Policy", and that's why they can finally be bothered to complain about it.
Still - better late than never.


Oh, don't worry. As soon as a Republican is elected, most people will be all "America! Fark yeah! Let's go kill us some sand n*****s!" again.
 
2013-09-09 09:38:28 AM  

Rapmaster2000: What is with this WWIII talk?


It does seem odd. I've never known this president's critics to resort to hyperbole before.
 
2013-09-09 09:39:13 AM  

BMulligan: As soon as a Republican is elected, most people will be all "America! Fark yeah! Let's go kill us some sand n*****s socialists!" again.



/ftfy
/Wait, if a Republican is president, maybe conservatives won't feel the need to hide their hate any more.
 
2013-09-09 09:41:37 AM  

theorellior: Aristocles: I didn't read the article because newsmax, but Obama wants to start an illegal war on Syria, to what "assets" do you refer?

I'm talking about the entire US military here, Sparky, which allows the US to secure all manners of foreign ports, capital, shipping and territory. Welfare queens driving Cadillacs have no use for those assets, so they have no skin in the game.The people who directly benefit from this service provided by the US government should think about ponying up.


So, you think that the rich should own the U.S. military? Honestly, do you want the 1% using the U.S. military as it sees fit?
The rich aren't going to fund the military out-side of the enormous amount of tax $ they already pay, unless they're in charge.
 
2013-09-09 09:42:20 AM  

Rapmaster2000: What is with this WWIII talk?


Seven years ago, WWIII was a republican wet dream, with Generalissimo Bush and Darth Cheney leading us in a glorious crusade against the Musselmen.

Now it's a boogity-boogity scarecrow to trot out because President Toomuchmelanin has said he supports a limited military action against a guy that actually has used WMDs against civilians.
 
2013-09-09 09:43:35 AM  

Obama's Reptiloid Master: Rapmaster2000: What is with this WWIII talk?

Seven years ago, WWIII was a republican wet dream, with Generalissimo Bush and Darth Cheney leading us in a glorious crusade against the Musselmen.

Now it's a boogity-boogity scarecrow to trot out because President Toomuchmelanin has said he supports a limited military action against a guy that actually has used WMDs against civilians.


Actually, BOB is advocating regime change.
 
2013-09-09 09:45:30 AM  

Aristocles: So, you think that the rich should own the U.S. military?


Awwwww, look at you acting like you think there's a part of the U.S. the rich don't already own! You're too precious!
 
2013-09-09 09:47:35 AM  

EvilEgg: Strangely the article never mentioned the Congress mandated sequestration.



DING! DING! DING! DING!  You win +1 internet.
 
2013-09-09 09:47:42 AM  

Aristocles: Actually, BOB is advocating regime change.


Where the fark do I click for regime change!?!

microsoft-news.com
 
2013-09-09 09:48:45 AM  

AirForceVet: EvilEgg: Strangely the article never mentioned the Congress mandated sequestration.

Excellent point. Doesn't matter what President Obama does, it's wrong and an impeachable offense.


No you're getting the hang of it.

Is Benghazi a thing yet?
 
2013-09-09 09:50:00 AM  
I just hope bombing is the answer.

Worked in Japan.
 
2013-09-09 09:52:13 AM  

Muta: The navy has fewer ships than it did during WWI.


And the ships that we have now are orders of magnitude more capable than those ships.
 
2013-09-09 09:52:50 AM  

wingnut396: Aristocles: Actually, BOB is advocating regime change.

Where the fark do I click for regime change!?!

[microsoft-news.com image 535x401]


No, silly, it's a reference to the classic Outkast song.
 
2013-09-09 09:54:45 AM  
NewsMax - the conservative Onion without the humor.
 
2013-09-09 09:59:14 AM  

log_jammin: regindyn: imontheinternet: Gotta say, if the president told me that he's cutting my raise in half, and then said he's sending me to Syria to provide air support for al Qaeda, I'd be pretty pissed off right now.

Military personnel are professionals who will do their jobs regardless, but I'd bet morale isn't exactly at an all time high right now.

I'm not concerned about the morale of people who voluntarily signed up to murder other people.

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2013-09-09 09:59:15 AM  

Aristocles: newsmax?


Surprised you're not already on that site as you regurgitate enough of their idiocy.
 
2013-09-09 09:59:30 AM  

Aristocles: So, you think that the rich should own the U.S. military? Honestly, do you want the 1% using the U.S. military as it sees fit?


The rich already do this.. the Israeli lobby, the defense lobby, etc..   The US military are essentially glorified mercenaries who get suckered in and paid poorly.
 
2013-09-09 09:59:35 AM  

wingnut396: Aristocles: Actually, BOB is advocating regime change.

Where the fark do I click for regime change!?!

[microsoft-news.com image 535x401]


Imagining that GUI on any computer I use almost gave me a panic attack.
 
2013-09-09 09:59:40 AM  

Cuchulane: NewsMax - the conservative Onion without the humor.


and they believe everything they say.
 
2013-09-09 10:00:44 AM  

Muta: The navy has fewer ships than it did during WWI.


And bayonets.
 
2013-09-09 10:01:29 AM  

Cuchulane: NewsMax - the conservative Onion without the humor.


Oh it has conservative humor. Like this:

What did one liberal say to the other liberal?

"Say, Jerome! It's been a hard day of forcibly converting Christian schoolchildren to the homosatanist agenda! What say we stop by a marihuana dispensary on our way to the abortion clinic for our nightly shift killing white babies for Allah?"
 
2013-09-09 10:02:32 AM  
I'm really not an Obama guy, but I have no problem with this.  We spend an enormous amount of money on defense.  Military pay and benefits consume an enormous - and growing - part of the defense budget.  A cut here and there, while political poison, is necessary.
 
2013-09-09 10:03:00 AM  

lilplatinum: Aristocles: So, you think that the rich should own the U.S. military? Honestly, do you want the 1% using the U.S. military as it sees fit?

The rich already do this.. the Israeli lobby, the defense lobby, etc..   The US military are essentially glorified mercenaries who get suckered in and paid poorly.


Then why is BoB so much more eager than any lobby to start this illegal war? The facts surrounding Obama's Illegal War on Syria to not fit with your preconception.
 
2013-09-09 10:03:56 AM  

Rann Xerox: Muta: The navy has fewer ships than it did during WWI.

And bayonets.


Did you know that in 1908 the United States had over 50 colliers in service?  Now there are zero.  How can we hope to contain the onslaught of the Kaiser's zeppelins without our collier fleet.  Thanks a lot, Obama.
 
2013-09-09 10:04:31 AM  

Aristocles: The facts surrounding Obama's Illegal War on Syria to not fit with your preconception.


If I were going to enter hysterics today, this would be the term to start it.
 
2013-09-09 10:05:29 AM  

Aristocles: lilplatinum: Aristocles: So, you think that the rich should own the U.S. military? Honestly, do you want the 1% using the U.S. military as it sees fit?

The rich already do this.. the Israeli lobby, the defense lobby, etc..   The US military are essentially glorified mercenaries who get suckered in and paid poorly.

Then why is BoB so much more eager than any lobby to start this illegal war? The facts surrounding Obama's Illegal War on Syria to not fit with your preconception.


Illegal in what way?
 
2013-09-09 10:06:18 AM  

EvilEgg: Strangely the article never mentioned the Congress mandated sequestration.


Obama's sequester?  Yup, that one.
 
2013-09-09 10:06:43 AM  

EyeballKid: Aristocles: The facts surrounding Obama's Illegal War on Syria to not fit with your preconception.

If I were going to enter hysterics today, this would be the term to start it.


I'm trying to understand the anagram. Unless there was another reason that was all capitalized?
 
2013-09-09 10:08:36 AM  

dinch: Aristocles: lilplatinum: Aristocles: So, you think that the rich should own the U.S. military? Honestly, do you want the 1% using the U.S. military as it sees fit?

The rich already do this.. the Israeli lobby, the defense lobby, etc..   The US military are essentially glorified mercenaries who get suckered in and paid poorly.

Then why is BoB so much more eager than any lobby to start this illegal war? The facts surrounding Obama's Illegal War on Syria to not fit with your preconception.

Illegal in what way?


In the words of Joe ROBINETTE Biden:

"the president has no constitutional authority to take this country to war against a country... unless we're attacked or unless there is proof that we are about to be attacked."
 
2013-09-09 10:08:57 AM  

Aristocles: Then why is BoB so much more eager than any lobby to start this illegal war? The facts surrounding Obama's Illegal War on Syria to not fit with your preconception.


Ahh, now we know that you are, in fact, an alt. There's only one other dumbass on here that uses the lame "BOB" designation. I can't quite remember the handle, but I'm sure others will recall it. Thanks for outing yourself.
 
2013-09-09 10:09:05 AM  

Aristocles: Then why is BoB so much more eager than any lobby to start this illegal war? The facts surrounding Obama's Illegal War on Syria to not fit with your preconception.


I don't know Bob so I can't speak to his motivations.   Nothing illegal about the war, except maybe international law which has no particular enforcement mechanism, no real certainty, and no real relevance.
 
2013-09-09 10:09:48 AM  

Aristocles: dinch: Aristocles: lilplatinum: Aristocles: So, you think that the rich should own the U.S. military? Honestly, do you want the 1% using the U.S. military as it sees fit?

The rich already do this.. the Israeli lobby, the defense lobby, etc..   The US military are essentially glorified mercenaries who get suckered in and paid poorly.

Then why is BoB so much more eager than any lobby to start this illegal war? The facts surrounding Obama's Illegal War on Syria to not fit with your preconception.

Illegal in what way?

In the words of Joe ROBINETTE Biden:

"the president has no constitutional authority to take this country to war against a country... unless we're attacked or unless there is proof that we are about to be attacked."


Did you miss the fact that congress is voting on this?
 
2013-09-09 10:09:59 AM  

dinch: EyeballKid: Aristocles: The facts surrounding Obama's Illegal War on Syria to not fit with your preconception.

If I were going to enter hysterics today, this would be the term to start it.

I'm trying to understand the anagram. Unless there was another reason that was all capitalized?


It's capitalized because it's the proper name for the conflict in Syria. Just as the proper name for our current economic woes is "Great Obama Depression."
 
2013-09-09 10:10:25 AM  

Aristocles: In the words of Joe ROBINETTE Biden:

"the president has no constitutional authority to take this country to war against a country... unless we're attacked or unless there is proof that we are about to be attacked."


Illegal and unconstitutional are two different concepts.   Despite his previous rhetoric, given current laws and case laws, this war would likely be neither.   Stupid, but not illegal.
 
2013-09-09 10:11:03 AM  

theorellior: Aristocles: Then why is BoB so much more eager than any lobby to start this illegal war? The facts surrounding Obama's Illegal War on Syria to not fit with your preconception.

Ahh, now we know that you are, in fact, an alt.


Incorrect. Brick-house gave me permission to use "BOB."
 
2013-09-09 10:11:13 AM  

Aristocles: dinch: EyeballKid: Aristocles: The facts surrounding Obama's Illegal War on Syria to not fit with your preconception.

If I were going to enter hysterics today, this would be the term to start it.

I'm trying to understand the anagram. Unless there was another reason that was all capitalized?

It's capitalized because it's the proper name for the conflict in Syria. Just as the proper name for our current economic woes is "Great Obama Depression."


Oh... haha! Hahahahahahaaa!!

Hilarious. I thought you were being serious for a moment. Good one. You got me.
 
2013-09-09 10:12:08 AM  
Funny thing is, Great Obama Depression has the anagram of GOD.
 
2013-09-09 10:12:47 AM  

Muta: The navy has fewer ships than it did during WWI.


Have we been fighting a lot of naval battles lately?
 
2013-09-09 10:15:09 AM  

dinch: Funny thing is, Great Obama Depression has the anagram of GOD.


And they are both non-existent things that stupid people believe in! What a coincidence!
 
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