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2014-03-19 10:46:45 AM  
images.politico.com
 
2014-03-19 10:51:42 AM  
Jewish people are "brown" now?

Oh, wait... Lenny Kravitz?  Never mind.

/yeah I know it is his uncle
 
2014-03-19 10:59:43 AM  
www.cosmosgirlscouts.com
 
2014-03-19 11:00:30 AM  
For the purpos

factoryconnection: Jewish people are "brown" now?

Oh, wait... Lenny Kravitz?  Never mind.

/yeah I know it is his uncle


For the purposes of racists who would deny them their rightfully earned medals, yeah kinda.
 
2014-03-19 11:00:44 AM  
So, what's the Republican outrage going to be this time? He should have done it sooner? He's only rewarding his Muslim brothers? He spoke too long and was hogging the spotlight?
 
2014-03-19 11:01:52 AM  

Glenford: So, what's the Republican outrage going to be this time? He should have done it sooner? He's only rewarding his Muslim brothers? He spoke too long and was hogging the spotlight?


All that, and tons more.
 
2014-03-19 11:01:58 AM  
Read the comments here at Yahoo.
http://news.yahoo.com/obama-presents-medal-honor-24-veterans-2249138 74 --politics.html

The racism here in the US is scary...
 
2014-03-19 11:02:53 AM  

Glenford: So, what's the Republican outrage going to be this time? He should have done it sooner? He's only rewarding his Muslim brothers? He spoke too long and was hogging the spotlight?


D) All of the above
 
2014-03-19 11:03:14 AM  
The asshole's awarding medals for non-whiteness now?
 
2014-03-19 11:03:22 AM  
"You're doing a heck of a job there, Brownie..."
 
2014-03-19 11:04:12 AM  
Honestly it often has little to do with race. The American system of medals is so farked up and difficult to do that one of the reasons that more soldiers don't have MoHs or the slightly lesser medals is because it was stopped by an asshole officer up the chain or that there were simply not enough witnesses. Military politics would play a far larger role than racism many times. All it takes is one dickhead and BAM, no medal for you.

Meanwhile Commanders can and would (and still can) recommend themselves for various medals.
 
2014-03-19 11:04:17 AM  

Glenford: So, what's the Republican outrage going to be this time? He should have done it sooner? He's only rewarding his Muslim brothers? He spoke too long and was hogging the spotlight?


The only argument I've heard, from military people not necessarily racists, is that there's supposed to be a 2 year review process before awarding the MOH. There may have been, may not have been (I haven't payed attention to this story). Just heard a group of retired military talking about it when it showed up on TV last night.
 
2014-03-19 11:04:53 AM  
frkkin racist pig...
 
2014-03-19 11:05:13 AM  

allylloyd: Read the comments here at Yahoo.
http://news.yahoo.com/obama-presents-medal-honor-24-veterans-2249138 74 --politics.html

The racism here in the US is scary...


scanned for racialism and got bored before I found any, but the Repub/fundie derp was solid...

'Bush took the oath. He put on the uniform, completed the training and was subject to being deployed. Democrats have long been embarrassed by Clinton's and Obama's lack of military service - so they try to justify that by belittling the service of Bush. Obama has never worn a uniform in his life other than that of backup basketball player on his high school team - and I think Clinton may have been in marching band. Both Clinton and Obama have spoken critically of the military and they have no honor whatsoever. '
 
2014-03-19 11:06:10 AM  
Derp Brigade: "0bummer refuses to reward white military heroes because he hates Murica. Also due to SOSHALIZMS and BENGHAZI!!!"
 
2014-03-19 11:06:36 AM  

allylloyd: Read the comments here at Yahoo.
http://news.yahoo.com/obama-presents-medal-honor-24-veterans-2249138 74 --politics.html

The racism here in the US is scary...


It's scary all around the world.
 
2014-03-19 11:07:09 AM  

Lady J: the service of Bush.


think about that.
 
2014-03-19 11:07:24 AM  

allylloyd: Read the comments here at Yahoo.
http://news.yahoo.com/obama-presents-medal-honor-24-veterans-2249138 74 --politics.html

The racism here in the US is scary...


I wonder if you drew a Venn Diagram between Racists and Republicans, how many would fit in both?
 
2014-03-19 11:09:10 AM  
I thought the point of the Interwebs is we know this stuff BEFORE Brian Williams reported it last night.
 
2014-03-19 11:09:42 AM  

hardinparamedic: allylloyd: Read the comments here at Yahoo.
http://news.yahoo.com/obama-presents-medal-honor-24-veterans-2249138 74 --politics.html

The racism here in the US is scary...

I wonder if you drew a Venn Diagram between Racists and Republicans, how many would fit in both?


There isn't room because of all the Democrats hogging the racism
 
2014-03-19 11:10:55 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!
2014-03-19 11:01:52 AM

Glenford: So, what's the Republican outrage going to be this time? He should have done it sooner? He's only rewarding his Muslim brothers? He spoke too long and was hogging the spotlight?

All that, and tons more.


It's nice when ignorant fools* out themselves early on in the thread.

The only reason these men are getting medals is because GW Bush ordered a review.

Democrats ran the white house during WWII when these men were refused medals.

* aka democrats.
 
2014-03-19 11:11:21 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: There isn't room because of all the Democrats hogging the racism


Papa Smeggy, tell me the fairy tale again where the Dixiecrats didn't get absorbed into the Republican Party and take it over in the 1960s, and how the Southern Strategy never happened?
 
2014-03-19 11:11:37 AM  

Glenford: So, what's the Republican outrage going to be this time?


He's playing the race card. It's affirmative-action. He's the real racist becuse he only awarded medals to non-whites.
 
2014-03-19 11:11:59 AM  

OnlyM3: Pants full of macaroni!!
2014-03-19 11:01:52 AM

Glenford: So, what's the Republican outrage going to be this time? He should have done it sooner? He's only rewarding his Muslim brothers? He spoke too long and was hogging the spotlight?

All that, and tons more.

It's nice when ignorant fools* out themselves early on in the thread.

The only reason these men are getting medals is because GW Bush ordered a review.

Democrats ran the white house during WWII when these men were refused medals.

* aka democrats.


From what I heard, a lot of these guys were Korean and Vietnam vets.
 
2014-03-19 11:12:40 AM  

allylloyd: Read the comments here at Yahoo.



No thanks. I'd rather do something more constructive, like hit myself in the balls with a hammer.
Yahoo News comments make Youtube comments look thoughtful and well written.
 
2014-03-19 11:14:24 AM  
Thanks Obama.
 
2014-03-19 11:15:15 AM  

ScouserDuck: The only argument I've heard, from military people not necessarily racists, is that there's supposed to be a 2 year review process before awarding the MOH. There may have been, may not have been (I haven't payed attention to this story). Just heard a group of retired military talking about it when it showed up on TV last night.


The law was passed that authorized review of denied MOH submissions back in 2002, and the youngest of the recipients was a Vietnam veteran.  Not exactly a gun-decked, fast-tracked process it seems.

Now here's something I'm not super-clear on.  The award is the Congressional Medal of Honor; is it even Obama's call that it gets awarded, or does he just do the presentation?  If so, then anything that people gin up against 0bummer this or that is just hogwash.
 
2014-03-19 11:15:19 AM  
Well this just devalues the medals given to white veterans.

/sarcasm
 
2014-03-19 11:15:42 AM  

Lady J: allylloyd: Read the comments here at Yahoo.
http://news.yahoo.com/obama-presents-medal-honor-24-veterans-2249138 74 --politics.html

The racism here in the US is scary...

scanned for racialism and got bored before I found any, but the Repub/fundie derp was solid...

'Bush took the oath. He put on the uniform, completed the training and was subject to being deployed. Democrats have long been embarrassed by Clinton's and Obama's lack of military service - so they try to justify that by belittling the service of Bush. Obama has never worn a uniform in his life other than that of backup basketball player on his high school team - and I think Clinton may have been in marching band. Both Clinton and Obama have spoken critically of the military and they have no honor whatsoever. '


//I only go to Yahoo in morning. I'm drinking coffee then. I'm afraid if I read these things at night, I'll start drinking alcohol.
//Jimmy Carter fought in WW2. I'm sure if he got an MOH, they'd have a heart attack.
//Of course, Jimmy Carter is too busy helping  homeless people in Haiti, see that's un-American.
 
2014-03-19 11:15:43 AM  
Brown. What color are they now, Mr. President?
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-03-19 11:15:50 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Glenford: So, what's the Republican outrage going to be this time? He should have done it sooner? He's only rewarding his Muslim brothers? He spoke too long and was hogging the spotlight?

All that, and tons more.


Maybe fringe loons and idiots on Facebook, but I doubt you'll hear much about this from actual people in leadership positions or in DC from the Republicans. This review process has been going on for years and was ordered by Mr. Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush. If, upon seeing news of this, the first thing you think of is hypothesizing partisan outrage, you might need to relax just a wee bit.
 
2014-03-19 11:15:51 AM  

Lady J: scanned for racialism and got bored before I found any, but the Repub/fundie derp was solid...


I did the same, but I got bored before I found even any amusing fundie derp :(
 
2014-03-19 11:16:56 AM  

El Freak: No thanks. I'd rather do something more constructive, like hit myself in the balls with a hammer.
Yahoo News comments make Youtube comments look thoughtful and well written.


Feeling bad about your country?  No?  Then head on over to the comments of any Yahoo! News story.  Any one of 'em will fix that right up!
 
2014-03-19 11:17:28 AM  

ScouserDuck: From what I heard, a lot of these guys were Korean and Vietnam vets.


Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon were both well known Democrats, you know.
 
2014-03-19 11:17:34 AM  
Wasn't this on the main page like a week or two ago?
 
2014-03-19 11:18:40 AM  

allylloyd: Read the comments here at Yahoo.
http://news.yahoo.com/obama-presents-medal-honor-24-veterans-2249138 74 --politics.html

The racism here in the US is scary...


Why go to Yahoo? You get even more distilled and nasty racism right here on Fark.
 
2014-03-19 11:19:41 AM  
Sure, he waits until only three of them are still alive. Too busy golfing to get to it sooner, Mr. President?
 
2014-03-19 11:19:54 AM  

Glenford: So, what's the Republican outrage going to be this time? He should have done it sooner? He's only rewarding his Muslim brothers? He spoke too long and was hogging the spotlight?


Funding OT for Black History Month.
 
2014-03-19 11:20:08 AM  

OnlyM3: Pants full of macaroni!!
2014-03-19 11:01:52 AM

Glenford: So, what's the Republican outrage going to be this time? He should have done it sooner? He's only rewarding his Muslim brothers? He spoke too long and was hogging the spotlight?

All that, and tons more.

It's nice when ignorant fools* out themselves early on in the thread.

The only reason these men are getting medals is because GW Bush ordered a review.

Democrats ran the white house during WWII when these men were refused medals.

* aka democrats.


Listen, facts like these above are not going to get us anywhere. So please stop it and make with the yucks and derps, so as not to confuse or scare the waterhead Fark liberals.  KTHANKSBYE.
 
2014-03-19 11:21:21 AM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Listen, facts like these above are not going to get us anywhere. So please stop it and make with the yucks and derps, so as not to confuse or scare the waterhead Fark liberals.  KTHANKSBYE.


Richard Nixon was a well known Democrat. The watergate hotel incident almost spelled the death knell of the Democratic Party in the United States.
 
2014-03-19 11:22:48 AM  

factoryconnection: ScouserDuck: The only argument I've heard, from military people not necessarily racists, is that there's supposed to be a 2 year review process before awarding the MOH. There may have been, may not have been (I haven't payed attention to this story). Just heard a group of retired military talking about it when it showed up on TV last night.


Now here's something I'm not super-clear on.  The award is the Congressional Medal of Honor; is it even Obama's call that it gets awarded, or does he just do the presentation?  If so, then anything that people gin up against 0bummer this or that is just hogwash.


As commander in chief, he does get the final say but it is one of those "sign off on this for technicality" deals. He would never be the person to recommend the MoH.
 
2014-03-19 11:23:37 AM  
Nabb1:  If, upon seeing news of this, the first thing you think of is hypothesizing partisan outrage, you might need to relax just a wee bit.

Or perhaps you've been paying attention for the last six years.
 
2014-03-19 11:23:45 AM  
Which fundie derp do you want? yahoo fark coke pepsi?
 
2014-03-19 11:24:23 AM  

Glenford: So, what's the Republican outrage going to be this time? He should have done it sooner? He's only rewarding his Muslim brothers? He spoke too long and was hogging the spotlight?


They'll claim that all of those discriminated folk, with the help of a card-carrying lawyer from the ACLU, no doubt formed some kind of union, and as everyone knows, unions are evil.  Toss in one or two associations with ACORN, a non-deniable six-degrees-of-separation link to a George Soros foundation, the fact that none of them are registered Republicans and walla, these undeserving farks will be exposed for the Obama pawns they are.
 
2014-03-19 11:24:45 AM  

vudukungfu: Lady J: the service of Bush.

think about that.


please don't make me : (
 
2014-03-19 11:24:52 AM  
By the way, it's not "Congressional Medal of Honor", it's just "Medal of Honor".
 
2014-03-19 11:25:25 AM  

hardinparamedic: Richard Nixon was a well known Democrat. The watergateghazi hotel incident almost spelled the death knell of the Democratic Party in the United States.


FTFY
 
2014-03-19 11:25:43 AM  
If they were overlooked, then well done President Obama. Wow, I actually found something to praise Obama for!
 
2014-03-19 11:25:45 AM  

Wendy's Chili: Glenford: So, what's the Republican outrage going to be this time? He should have done it sooner? He's only rewarding his Muslim brothers? He spoke too long and was hogging the spotlight?

D) All of the above


Noam Chimpsky: The asshole's awarding medals for non-whiteness now?


Apparently it was a variation on B.
 
2014-03-19 11:25:53 AM  
This guy ran torture programs in Gitmo so successfully he was transferred to Iraq and did the same thing there. You know, at places like Abu Ghraib.

upload.wikimedia.org

This guy, General Antonio Taguba, investigated crimes committed by Geoffrey D. Miller's torture programs in Iraq. Taguba's report contained, among other things, pictures that will never be seen, most likely because they allegedly showed instances of rape and murder committed against Iraqi civilians.

upload.wikimedia.org

This guy, Ricardo Sanchez, was in charge of Iraq when Geoffrey D. Miller, instead of reporting to General Sanchez, was reporting about his torture programs directly to the White House and the Secretary of Defense.

upload.wikimedia.org

Now, look at those three pictures and decide which one retired with full benefits and which two were forced to retire.
 
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