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(Townhall)   Daryll Issa to investigate into whether the military was told to 'stand down' in Benghazi. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and his own party respond with investigation into whether or not they farking stuttered the last time he asked   (townhall.com ) divider line
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2014-03-29 11:25:40 AM  
This will totally stop 0bummer from winning a 3rd term
 
2014-03-29 11:33:41 AM  
Enough al-goddamned-ready.
Stop dragging the corpses of Americans through the mud for political gain, you jackass.
 
2014-03-29 11:33:53 AM  
Jesus Tapdancing Christ

/Issa, you are truly a piece of subhuman sh*t
 
2014-03-29 11:38:12 AM  
Millionth time's a charm, eh prick?
 
2014-03-29 11:42:20 AM  
Someone should arrest the car thief.
 
2014-03-29 11:44:27 AM  
Found those WMD's yet?

/laser-like focus on jobs!
 
2014-03-29 11:59:05 AM  
FTFA: "But at the same time the committee does remain concerned about why the decision was made for Lt. Col. Gibson to not be allowed to go to Benghazi to assist Americans who were fighting at the time there but instead was given a different task to do in Tripoli and trying to understand fully, with all different circumstances existed at that time why the priority was for him to stay in Tripoli and not assist Americans under fire," Hill said.

The fact that you don't understand already is a prime example why you should not be in a decision-making position.

Oh, and has the bill for the last inquiry been paid yet?  Just...concerned.  Asking questions, you know.
 
2014-03-29 12:03:58 PM  

Beaver1224: FTFA: "But at the same time the committee does remain concerned about why the decision was made for Lt. Col. Gibson to not be allowed to go to Benghazi to assist Americans who were fighting at the time there but instead was given a different task to do in Tripoli and trying to understand fully, with all different circumstances existed at that time why the priority was for him to stay in Tripoli and not assist Americans under fire," Hill said.

The fact that you don't understand already is a prime example why you should not be in a decision-making position.

Oh, and has the bill for the last inquiry been paid yet?  Just...concerned.  Asking questions, you know.


It's like they don't understand the complications of deploying military assets into a peaceful country with an unknown situation on the ground and thus no operational plan.

Thankfully the President does, which was demonstrated when:

A. We killed bin Laden.

B. We didn't go off half-cocked in Benghazi.
 
2014-03-29 12:13:34 PM  
MCKEON: "This might be a good time to ask ... I heard that you had made the statement that you were prepared to go to their aid and somebody told you no and you said you were going anyway. Is that all some supposition that comes from some reporter?" 

HAM: "Yes, sir. No one ever told me no."


There - that should save the taxpayers a few dollars.
 
2014-03-29 12:26:50 PM  

SilentStrider: Enough al-goddamned-ready.
Stop dragging the corpses of Americans through the mud for political gain, you jackass.


why stop now?
as long as that dark guy is still in the white house
 
2014-03-29 12:44:41 PM  

jake_lex: This will totally stop 0bummer from winning a 3rd term


I know I already planned on not voting for him... this time.
 
2014-03-29 01:37:44 PM  
Daryl Issa: Troll or Tard?
 
2014-03-29 01:45:31 PM  
Now that's a damned good headline.  Best of the week, at least.
 
2014-03-29 01:49:14 PM  
Conservatives still pissed we didn't send more men into an unknown hostile situation so they could die a glorious death.
 
2014-03-29 01:50:16 PM  

SilentStrider: Enough al-goddamned-ready.
Stop dragging the corpses of Americans through the mud for political gain, you jackass.


But it's what Republicans are good at. It's the only thing they know how to do.
 
2014-03-29 01:51:39 PM  
If only they had some kind of warning system in place, maybe with motion detectors connected to speakers that said, "YOU ARE STANDING TOO CLOSE TO THE CONSULATE. STEP AWAY FROM THE CONSULATE."

/fark you for that recording, Issa
 
2014-03-29 01:53:18 PM  

hardinparamedic: Daryl Issa: Troll or Tard?


TrollTard

WhyNotBoth.jpg
 
2014-03-29 01:53:46 PM  

Blues_X: Someone should arrest the car thief.


Bingo
 
2014-03-29 01:54:49 PM  
30 + years watching American politics, and Beghazi is the damndest thing I've ever seen.
 
2014-03-29 01:55:35 PM  

MFAWG: 30 + years watching American politics, and Beghazi is the damndest thing I've ever seen.


Republican desperation at its finest.
 
2014-03-29 01:57:29 PM  
I like how even his own party is getting annoyed with him at this point.
 
2014-03-29 01:59:33 PM  
Oh hey, has Issa subpoenaed Rmoney to get to the truth of why the Republican Presidential Candidate was smirking while announcing that a U.S. Ambassador and three other Americans were killed in a lawless country?
 
2014-03-29 02:00:17 PM  
He must be running out of campaign money.
 
2014-03-29 02:00:30 PM  
In any investigation there has to be someone who says "That's enough - we're done". In this investigation that person would be Daryll Issa or his successor, who has been given the task to draw out the investigation right through the next presidential primaries. The GOP intends to use Benghazi against HRC if and when she runs so you can quit asking how long this is going to continue - I just told you. Sure it's lame and expensive but it's their plan so get used to it.
 
2014-03-29 02:01:11 PM  
He has gotten to the point to where I just read the name Daryll Issa and then just stopped reading right there.  Brain just stops working on the spot.
 
2014-03-29 02:01:41 PM  

Mrtraveler01: SilentStrider: Enough al-goddamned-ready.
Stop dragging the corpses of Americans through the mud for political gain, you jackass.

But it's what Republicans are good at. It's the only thing they know how to do.


They are also good at getting their useful idiots (my Dad, for one) to keep repeating the lies until they become the truth. I still get Fwd.fwd.fwd Benghazi-Death Panels-Commie-Socilast-Nazi-Muslim-Traitor-Tyrant-WHAR BIRF CERTIFIKT-WHAR from him nearly every day. It's sad, really.
 
2014-03-29 02:02:43 PM  

red5ish: In any investigation there has to be someone who says "That's enough - we're done". In this investigation that person would be Daryll Issa or his successor, who has been given the task to draw out the investigation right through the next presidential primaries. The GOP intends to use Benghazi against HRC if and when she runs so you can quit asking how long this is going to continue - I just told you. Sure it's lame and expensive but it's their plan so get used to it.


Why can't Hilldog just say that Congress cut security funding?
 
2014-03-29 02:03:00 PM  
I will never forgive Asshat for making Ahnold governor of CA.
 
2014-03-29 02:04:32 PM  

4.bp.blogspot.com

"Issa crazy!"

 
2014-03-29 02:05:56 PM  
The answers are obvious. It's settled science called, we progressives own the media and you will believe what we tell you you believe. Special prosecutor please. For Benghazi, Fast n Furious, IRS, NSA, Rosen, and AP.


I read the comments.

Why did I read the comments.
 
2014-03-29 02:06:37 PM  
I always get a kick out of reading some of the comments at Townhall by the utterly unhinged and unburdened from reality crowd.
 
2014-03-29 02:07:33 PM  

Dr. Speed: red5ish: In any investigation there has to be someone who says "That's enough - we're done". In this investigation that person would be Daryll Issa or his successor, who has been given the task to draw out the investigation right through the next presidential primaries. The GOP intends to use Benghazi against HRC if and when she runs so you can quit asking how long this is going to continue - I just told you. Sure it's lame and expensive but it's their plan so get used to it.

Why can't Hilldog just say that Congress cut security funding?


Responding to these "inquiries" would just fuel the fire.
 
2014-03-29 02:14:41 PM  

Lorelle: I will never forgive Asshat for making Ahnold governor of CA.


But if he hadn't engaged California's recall with simultaneous emergency election free-for-all and instead gone through the normal process, that Asshat might have become governor himself!
 
2014-03-29 02:16:26 PM  
For a party that wraps themselves in the flag and jerks off at every kind of war footage, these assholes have absolutely no idea how the military works.
 
2014-03-29 02:16:57 PM  

red5ish: In any investigation there has to be someone who says "That's enough - we're done". In this investigation that person would be Daryll Issa or his successor, who has been given the task to draw out the investigation right through the next presidential primaries. The GOP intends to use Benghazi against HRC if and when she runs so you can quit asking how long this is going to continue - I just told you. Sure it's lame and expensive but it's their plan so get used to it.


Aren't people going to get tired of it after 4 years. Especially when there will be bigger fish to fry by then?
 
2014-03-29 02:18:08 PM  

Cytokine Storm: The answers are obvious. It's settled science called, we progressives own the media and you will believe what we tell you you believe. Special prosecutor please. For Benghazi, Fast n Furious, IRS, NSA, Rosen, and AP.


I read the comments.

Why did I read the comments.


Wow. That guy peeled his potato and shaped the peel into one long Möbius strip.

Investigate the conspiracy! The investigation returned no proof of conspiracy! The lack of proof returned by the investigation is proof of conspiracy! INVESTIGATE THE CONSPIRACY!
 
2014-03-29 02:18:37 PM  

NewportBarGuy: For a party that wraps themselves in the flag and jerks off at every kind of war footage, these assholes have absolutely no idea how the military works.


They jerk off to war movies, where the Good (US) guys always win.

Which by coincidence is where they get all they need to know about how the military works.
 
2014-03-29 02:18:41 PM  

zimbach: Lorelle: I will never forgive Asshat for making Ahnold governor of CA.

But if he hadn't engaged California's recall with simultaneous emergency election free-for-all and instead gone through the normal process, that Asshat might have become governor himself!


That was his goal; he grudgingly gave his support to Ahnold when it became apparent that no one wanted Asshat to be in charge of this state.
 
2014-03-29 02:19:10 PM  
Have we executed the Rosenbergs yet?
 
2014-03-29 02:19:18 PM  
Calm down, he's just trying to ask until he gets the right answers. It's like with Obama care. Just because they tried to repeal it 57 times and failed doesn't mean that the 58th time won't work. We can expect him to keep farking that chicken until long after Obama has left office.

He has made it his personal issue. He is the face of Benghazi and he can't stop because stopping means that he was wrong in the first place.
 
2014-03-29 02:21:09 PM  
I'm glad Issa is still going after this. We still need to settle the question of whether violence on TV increases aggressive behavior.
 
2014-03-29 02:24:38 PM  

Dinki: They jerk off to war movies, where the Good (US) guys always win.

Which by coincidence is where they get all they need to know about how the military works.


Yeah, and I find a great number of them are HUGE Tom Clancy fans. To them, all U.S. Foreign Policy needs is a white patrician who bucks the system and solves the world's problems in 2 hours or less.

I'll say what is already known about this whole incident. There is absolutely ZERO way the military could have had any forces there to secure the site in any way shape or form that would have saved a single person who died.

Asked and answered, Issa. Take your $400,000,000 and go choke on it.

I'd be willing to bet that are making these staff officers, who are mostly solid Republican votes, think twice about their vote next time. At least if they vote in this asshole's district.
 
2014-03-29 02:27:31 PM  

Fart_Machine: Conservatives still pissed we didn't send more men into an unknown hostile situation so they could die a glorious death.


there is a solution to THIS problem.
send conservatives CHILDREN into unknown hostile situations so they could die a glorious death.

THIS is a doubleplusgood solution.
GOP gets what they want.
Gene pool gets a little cleaning.
 
2014-03-29 02:29:07 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-29 02:32:24 PM  
awesome headline
 
2014-03-29 02:32:31 PM  

ManateeGag: red5ish: In any investigation there has to be someone who says "That's enough - we're done". In this investigation that person would be Daryll Issa or his successor, who has been given the task to draw out the investigation right through the next presidential primaries. The GOP intends to use Benghazi against HRC if and when she runs so you can quit asking how long this is going to continue - I just told you. Sure it's lame and expensive but it's their plan so get used to it.

Aren't people going to get tired of it after 4 years. Especially when there will be bigger fish to fry by then?


Constant repetition and keeping the story in the news will result in low information voters thinking that there is some substance to the story. These voters will believe that there must be something going on if the investigations have been going on for four years. That's the plan.

The GOP is deeply troubled by the prospect of running a candidate against HRC and have no 'bigger fish to fry' where it comes to attacking her record. If something new comes up they will jump on it, but for now that's the best they've got.
 
2014-03-29 02:33:31 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Dinki: They jerk off to war movies, where the Good (US) guys always win.

Which by coincidence is where they get all they need to know about how the military works.

Yeah, and I find a great number of them are HUGE Tom Clancy fans. To them, all U.S. Foreign Policy needs is a white patrician who bucks the system and solves the world's problems in 2 hours or less.

I'll say what is already known about this whole incident. There is absolutely ZERO way the military could have had any forces there to secure the site in any way shape or form that would have saved a single person who died.

Asked and answered, Issa. Take your $400,000,000 and go choke on it.

I'd be willing to bet that are making these staff officers, who are mostly solid Republican votes, think twice about their vote next time. At least if they vote in this asshole's district.


The newer generation also plays a lot of Splinter Cell, where one superagent endowed with "Fifth Freedom" and unstoppable firepower wins all the shadow wars because USA and crying eagles.
 
2014-03-29 02:37:30 PM  
red5ish:
Constant repetition and keeping the story in the news will result in low information voters thinking that there is some substance to the story. These voters will believe that there must be something going on if the investigations have been going on for four years. That's the plan.

Slightly off topic, but I find it amusing that all points on the political spectrum accuse the other of being low information voters.  It's a constant topic of discussion on the far-right blogs, and many are convinced that anyone who votes for a lib/commie/"demorat" are low information voters.

This isn't to say that low information voters don't exist or that the repeat a lie long enough thing isn't effective.  I've seen my parents and grandparents get excited about something because they heard a clip about it on the news, mainly political sideshows or anything about what they can or cannot eat because of "science" that won't make up its mind.
 
2014-03-29 02:38:18 PM  

Lorelle: zimbach: Lorelle: I will never forgive Asshat for making Ahnold governor of CA.

But if he hadn't engaged California's recall with simultaneous emergency election free-for-all and instead gone through the normal process, that Asshat might have become governor himself!

That was his goal; he grudgingly gave his support to Ahnold when it became apparent that no one wanted Asshat to be in charge of this state.


Exactly. Had he waited for Gray Davis to term out, he might have had a chance in the next election, his being a total douchenozzle notwithstanding. He got greedy instead, and didn't think his clever plan all the way through.

I expect he'll put in a bid to run for president, maybe even place in the top 5 in a few early primaries, but fail for trying to associate himself with "being like Reagan" when the only relation is being from California.
 
2014-03-29 02:38:46 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Yeah, and I find a great number of them are HUGE Tom Clancy fans. To them, all U.S. Foreign Policy needs is a white patrician who bucks the system and solves the world's problems in 2 hours or less.


I always enjoyed Clancy's novels. RIGHT UP TO the last few pages, where a miracle happens and the bad guys magically all die and their cunning plan fails.

new rule if I reread them, stop reading before the end
 
2014-03-29 02:39:10 PM  

zimbach: Lorelle: I will never forgive Asshat for making Ahnold governor of CA.

But if he hadn't engaged California's recall with simultaneous emergency election free-for-all and instead gone through the normal process, that Asshat might have become governor himself!


No. Nobody liked Issa save for his own safe district.
 
2014-03-29 02:39:20 PM  

Gyrfalcon: The newer generation also plays a lot of Splinter Cell, where one superagent endowed with "Fifth Freedom" and unstoppable firepower wins all the shadow wars because USA and crying eagles.


Well, everyone now gets Oakley sunglasses as field issue. I think that means we're pretty much the baddest mothers on the planet.

Look what happened when we gave everyone a  black beret. See... World domination!

Next generation rifle? Pshaw... Who needs that sh*t? Gucci Gear is what wins in the shadows.
 
2014-03-29 02:39:30 PM  

Fart_Machine: Conservatives still pissed we didn't send more men into an unknown hostile situation so they could die a glorious death.


John McCain is becoming more and more frantic that he won't live to see WW3.
 
2014-03-29 02:40:47 PM  

Fart_Machine: Nobody liked Issa save for his own safe district.


Can we turn that into a live bomb range?
 
2014-03-29 02:41:08 PM  

AcademGreen: red5ish:
Constant repetition and keeping the story in the news will result in low information voters thinking that there is some substance to the story. These voters will believe that there must be something going on if the investigations have been going on for four years. That's the plan.

Slightly off topic, but I find it amusing that all points on the political spectrum accuse the other of being low information voters.  It's a constant topic of discussion on the far-right blogs, and many are convinced that anyone who votes for a lib/commie/"demorat" are low information voters.

This isn't to say that low information voters don't exist or that the repeat a lie long enough thing isn't effective.  I've seen my parents and grandparents get excited about something because they heard a clip about it on the news, mainly political sideshows or anything about what they can or cannot eat because of "science" that won't make up its mind.


studies have been shown that GOP voters are consistently low information.
they have less information and often have false information
google studies done on fox news viewers

and if you dont think fox news viewers = gop voter, you should google that
 
2014-03-29 02:43:00 PM  

Fart_Machine: zimbach: Lorelle: I will never forgive Asshat for making Ahnold governor of CA.

But if he hadn't engaged California's recall with simultaneous emergency election free-for-all and instead gone through the normal process, that Asshat might have become governor himself!

No. Nobody liked Issa save for his own safe district.


but that is true for virtually ALL representatives.
when surveys are done they ask awesome questions like:
do you think CONGRESS is doing a good job? EVERYONE says NO!! THEY SUCK!!!
do you think YOUR congress critter is doing a good job? EVERYONE says YES!!! MY GUY ISNT THE PROBLEM.

shudder
I hate stupid people so very much.
 
2014-03-29 02:58:56 PM  

namatad: Fart_Machine: zimbach: Lorelle: I will never forgive Asshat for making Ahnold governor of CA.

But if he hadn't engaged California's recall with simultaneous emergency election free-for-all and instead gone through the normal process, that Asshat might have become governor himself!

No. Nobody liked Issa save for his own safe district.

but that is true for virtually ALL representatives.
when surveys are done they ask awesome questions like:
do you think CONGRESS is doing a good job? EVERYONE says NO!! THEY SUCK!!!
do you think YOUR congress critter is doing a good job? EVERYONE says YES!!! MY GUY ISNT THE PROBLEM.

shudder
I hate stupid people so very much.


I'm kind of annoyed about this line of argument.

My representatives at various times have been Bill Pascrell and Rush Holt. As far as I can tell, neither have ever done anything scandalous or bad.

Sometimes people say their representative is a good one because their representative is actually good.
 
2014-03-29 03:01:20 PM  

grumpfuff: namatad: Fart_Machine: zimbach: Lorelle: I will never forgive Asshat for making Ahnold governor of CA.

But if he hadn't engaged California's recall with simultaneous emergency election free-for-all and instead gone through the normal process, that Asshat might have become governor himself!

No. Nobody liked Issa save for his own safe district.

but that is true for virtually ALL representatives.
when surveys are done they ask awesome questions like:
do you think CONGRESS is doing a good job? EVERYONE says NO!! THEY SUCK!!!
do you think YOUR congress critter is doing a good job? EVERYONE says YES!!! MY GUY ISNT THE PROBLEM.

shudder
I hate stupid people so very much.

I'm kind of annoyed about this line of argument.

My representatives at various times have been Bill Pascrell and Rush Holt. As far as I can tell, neither have ever done anything scandalous or bad.

Sometimes people say their representative is a good one because their representative is actually good.


The exception doesn't disprove the rule.
 
2014-03-29 03:05:11 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: grumpfuff: namatad: Fart_Machine: zimbach: Lorelle: I will never forgive Asshat for making Ahnold governor of CA.

But if he hadn't engaged California's recall with simultaneous emergency election free-for-all and instead gone through the normal process, that Asshat might have become governor himself!

No. Nobody liked Issa save for his own safe district.

but that is true for virtually ALL representatives.
when surveys are done they ask awesome questions like:
do you think CONGRESS is doing a good job? EVERYONE says NO!! THEY SUCK!!!
do you think YOUR congress critter is doing a good job? EVERYONE says YES!!! MY GUY ISNT THE PROBLEM.

shudder
I hate stupid people so very much.

I'm kind of annoyed about this line of argument.

My representatives at various times have been Bill Pascrell and Rush Holt. As far as I can tell, neither have ever done anything scandalous or bad.

Sometimes people say their representative is a good one because their representative is actually good.

The exception doesn't disprove the rule.


Maybe so, but it's still annoying to have people with respond with that argument when I say I like my representative.
 
2014-03-29 03:05:12 PM  

grumpfuff: namatad: Fart_Machine: zimbach: Lorelle: I will never forgive Asshat for making Ahnold governor of CA.

But if he hadn't engaged California's recall with simultaneous emergency election free-for-all and instead gone through the normal process, that Asshat might have become governor himself!

No. Nobody liked Issa save for his own safe district.

but that is true for virtually ALL representatives.
when surveys are done they ask awesome questions like:
do you think CONGRESS is doing a good job? EVERYONE says NO!! THEY SUCK!!!
do you think YOUR congress critter is doing a good job? EVERYONE says YES!!! MY GUY ISNT THE PROBLEM.

shudder
I hate stupid people so very much.

I'm kind of annoyed about this line of argument.

My representatives at various times have been Bill Pascrell and Rush Holt. As far as I can tell, neither have ever done anything scandalous or bad.

Sometimes people say their representative is a good one because their representative is actually good.


Yup. You are 100% correct.
But you could argue that the 434 members of congress do no represent you and you technically have no basis to judge them. They might be representing their constituents PERFECTLY and are therefore doing a PERFECT job.

The problem is that we are asking the wrong question in the survey.

WHILE I HATE the current GOP house, I believe that they are doing a PERFECT JOB for what they were elected for. That their constituents LOVE the job that they are doing.

In the end, if everyone loves their district critter, we have a perfect representative house.
ALAS, voters are morons. Peoples houses have always been filled with yahoos.
 
2014-03-29 03:08:30 PM  
I'm disgusted that some people have no issue spending money on these worthless investigations but think spending money to give healthcare to people is a waste.
 
2014-03-29 03:10:21 PM  

NeverDrunk23: I'm disgusted that some people have no issue spending money on these worthless investigations but think spending money to give healthcare to people is a waste.


"Some people", eh?  It's okay, you can call it like it is.  All Republicans are evil and so is anyone who supports them on any issue.
 
2014-03-29 03:10:40 PM  

namatad: grumpfuff: namatad: Fart_Machine: zimbach: Lorelle: I will never forgive Asshat for making Ahnold governor of CA.

But if he hadn't engaged California's recall with simultaneous emergency election free-for-all and instead gone through the normal process, that Asshat might have become governor himself!

No. Nobody liked Issa save for his own safe district.

but that is true for virtually ALL representatives.
when surveys are done they ask awesome questions like:
do you think CONGRESS is doing a good job? EVERYONE says NO!! THEY SUCK!!!
do you think YOUR congress critter is doing a good job? EVERYONE says YES!!! MY GUY ISNT THE PROBLEM.

shudder
I hate stupid people so very much.

I'm kind of annoyed about this line of argument.

My representatives at various times have been Bill Pascrell and Rush Holt. As far as I can tell, neither have ever done anything scandalous or bad.

Sometimes people say their representative is a good one because their representative is actually good.

Yup. You are 100% correct.
But you could argue that the 434 members of congress do no represent you and you technically have no basis to judge them. They might be representing their constituents PERFECTLY and are therefore doing a PERFECT job.

The problem is that we are asking the wrong question in the survey.

WHILE I HATE the current GOP house, I believe that they are doing a PERFECT JOB for what they were elected for. That their constituents LOVE the job that they are doing.

In the end, if everyone loves their district critter, we have a perfect representative house.
ALAS, voters are morons. Peoples houses have always been filled with yahoos.


Maybe I'm just the weird one for paying attention to all of my state's representatives instead of just my own.

Fun fact: One of NJ's R representatives is a Teatard, while another is considered one of the most liberal R's in Congress.
 
2014-03-29 03:13:34 PM  
He knows in his heart that ONE of these times he'll make them crack and they'll scream "You're right! The vault at the Benghazi Consulate held the only copy of the contract Obama signed with Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, Nikita Kruschev and Ted McGinley's agent swearing eternal fealty to Atheistic Sharia Law and promising to use Obamacare to force all True Conservatives to be sent to FEMA Gay Marriage Camps where they'd be paired with total uggos and chubsters! We could have sent in a strike team of Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Chris Christie at any time to triple-handedly defeat the entire Muslin mob, but Hilary closed the bridges and ordered the Sorosmedia to fool you all. And we would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for those meddling Blogger-Patriots!!!"
 
2014-03-29 03:14:22 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Gyrfalcon: The newer generation also plays a lot of Splinter Cell, where one superagent endowed with "Fifth Freedom" and unstoppable firepower wins all the shadow wars because USA and crying eagles.

Well, everyone now gets Oakley sunglasses as field issue. I think that means we're pretty much the baddest mothers on the planet.

Look what happened when we gave everyone a  black beret. See... World domination!

Next generation rifle? Pshaw... Who needs that sh*t? Gucci Gear is what wins in the shadows.


That's a bit of a pet peeve of mine as well, but you have to admit that rifle technology has not advanced all that far since the M-16 was introduced in Vietnam.  Caseless ammunition mostly hasn't advanced beyond prototype.  Basically, the only advance has been bullpup designs.  And even then, old doesn't necessarily mean out-of-date - soldiers will be happily using M2 Brownings into the next century.

The one that really gets to me is the USMC's AH-1 Supercobras.  The basic design dates for that thing dates back to the Bell Huey, to 1956.  The Army has since moved to Apaches and tried to move to Comanches and the Navy is moving to a new class of aircraft carriers, but Marine pilots are still tooling around in helicopters not vastly different than the same ones their grandfathers did.  They've been through some many upgrades and feature creeps that they've run out of new letters to use and are at AH-1Z Vipers.
 
2014-03-29 03:18:39 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: He knows in his heart that ONE of these times he'll make them crack and they'll scream "You're right! The vault at the Benghazi Consulate held the only copy of the contract Obama signed with Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, Nikita Kruschev and Ted McGinley's agent swearing eternal fealty to Atheistic Sharia Law and promising to use Obamacare to force all True Conservatives to be sent to FEMA Gay Marriage Camps where they'd be paired with total uggos and chubsters! We could have sent in a strike team of Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Chris Christie at any time to triple-handedly defeat the entire Muslin mob, but Hilary closed the bridges and ordered the Sorosmedia to fool you all. And we would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for those meddling Blogger-Patriots!!!"


So, what you're saying is that I'm gonna get laid?
 
2014-03-29 03:19:34 PM  

sugardave: NeverDrunk23: I'm disgusted that some people have no issue spending money on these worthless investigations but think spending money to give healthcare to people is a waste.

"Some people", eh?  It's okay, you can call it like it is.  All Republicans are evil and so is anyone who supports them on any issue.


Well, at the very least, they are evil by association.  The current GOP's alignment is definitely Useless-Evil.
 
2014-03-29 03:21:01 PM  

vrax: sugardave: NeverDrunk23: I'm disgusted that some people have no issue spending money on these worthless investigations but think spending money to give healthcare to people is a waste.

"Some people", eh?  It's okay, you can call it like it is.  All Republicans are evil and so is anyone who supports them on any issue.

Well, at the very least, they are evil by association.  The current GOP's alignment is definitely Useless-Evil.


You are far more charitable than I.  I tip my hat to you.
 
2014-03-29 03:21:18 PM  

AcademGreen: red5ish:
Constant repetition and keeping the story in the news will result in low information voters thinking that there is some substance to the story. These voters will believe that there must be something going on if the investigations have been going on for four years. That's the plan.

Slightly off topic, but I find it amusing that all points on the political spectrum accuse the other of being low information voters.  It's a constant topic of discussion on the far-right blogs, and many are convinced that anyone who votes for a lib/commie/"demorat" are low information voters.

This isn't to say that low information voters don't exist or that the repeat a lie long enough thing isn't effective.  I've seen my parents and grandparents get excited about something because they heard a clip about it on the news, mainly political sideshows or anything about what they can or cannot eat because of "science" that won't make up its mind.


I think I get it now. Both sides are low information voters, and that's bad. So, how should I vote?
 
2014-03-29 03:24:12 PM  

namatad: AcademGreen: red5ish:
Constant repetition and keeping the story in the news will result in low information voters thinking that there is some substance to the story. These voters will believe that there must be something going on if the investigations have been going on for four years. That's the plan.

Slightly off topic, but I find it amusing that all points on the political spectrum accuse the other of being low information voters.  It's a constant topic of discussion on the far-right blogs, and many are convinced that anyone who votes for a lib/commie/"demorat" are low information voters.

This isn't to say that low information voters don't exist or that the repeat a lie long enough thing isn't effective.  I've seen my parents and grandparents get excited about something because they heard a clip about it on the news, mainly political sideshows or anything about what they can or cannot eat because of "science" that won't make up its mind.

studies have been shown that GOP voters are consistently low information.
they have less information and often have false information
google studies done on fox news viewers

and if you dont think fox news viewers = gop voter, you should google that



There was also the poll in 2004 that quizzed Bush and Kerry voters on the views of the candidates they support. Most of the Bush voters actually were dead wrong on most of his views. Obvious stuff, like they thought he supported the Kyoto treaty and stem cell research.

I can't find the poll now, but it was frequently cited here in the politics tab way back when.
 
2014-03-29 03:24:28 PM  

Karac: The one that really gets to me is the USMC's AH-1 Supercobras. The basic design dates for that thing dates back to the Bell Huey, to 1956. The Army has since moved to Apaches and tried to move to Comanches and the Navy is moving to a new class of aircraft carriers, but Marine pilots are still tooling around in helicopters not vastly different than the same ones their grandfathers did. They've been through some many upgrades and feature creeps that they've run out of new letters to use and are at AH-1Z Vipers.


I used to know a guy with a chest of medals who flew one of those in Nam. DFC, the full fruit salad of ribbons. He loved that thing... 50 years ago.

Hell, I know the current pilots seem to like them. But, I hear you. But, the main problem with the Apache is $$$$. They cost a LOT to maintain. I don't think the USMC can get the budget for them. Hell, don't they still use the Harrier Jumpjet, or whatever the hell the Mcdonnell-Douglas name for them is.

There are a few things we need to update, but money is marked for other, greater things. At least according to some people in the Pentagram.

At least they are finally making some force cuts. We do not need the bodies we have. Hopefully, the reduction in forces will stop people from attempting land wars in Asia. Though, I somehow doubt it.
 
2014-03-29 03:25:02 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: He knows in his heart that ONE of these times he'll make them crack and they'll scream "You're right! The vault at the Benghazi Consulate held the only copy of the contract Obama signed with Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, Nikita Kruschev and Ted McGinley's agent swearing eternal fealty to Atheistic Sharia Law and promising to use Obamacare to force all True Conservatives to be sent to FEMA Gay Marriage Camps where they'd be paired with total uggos and chubsters! We could have sent in a strike team of Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Chris Christie at any time to triple-handedly defeat the entire Muslin mob, but Hilary closed the bridges and ordered the Sorosmedia to fool you all. And we would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for those meddling Blogger-Patriots!!!"


That farking guy ruins everything!
 
2014-03-29 03:25:56 PM  

FatSteveWasted: AcademGreen: red5ish:
Constant repetition and keeping the story in the news will result in low information voters thinking that there is some substance to the story. These voters will believe that there must be something going on if the investigations have been going on for four years. That's the plan.

Slightly off topic, but I find it amusing that all points on the political spectrum accuse the other of being low information voters.  It's a constant topic of discussion on the far-right blogs, and many are convinced that anyone who votes for a lib/commie/"demorat" are low information voters.

This isn't to say that low information voters don't exist or that the repeat a lie long enough thing isn't effective.  I've seen my parents and grandparents get excited about something because they heard a clip about it on the news, mainly political sideshows or anything about what they can or cannot eat because of "science" that won't make up its mind.

I think I get it now. Both sides are low information voters, and that's bad. So, how should I vote?


Why vote for the lesser evil, go GOP!

/please don't
 
2014-03-29 03:27:55 PM  

BMulligan: Mr. Coffee Nerves: He knows in his heart that ONE of these times he'll make them crack and they'll scream "You're right! The vault at the Benghazi Consulate held the only copy of the contract Obama signed with Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, Nikita Kruschev and Ted McGinley's agent swearing eternal fealty to Atheistic Sharia Law and promising to use Obamacare to force all True Conservatives to be sent to FEMA Gay Marriage Camps where they'd be paired with total uggos and chubsters! We could have sent in a strike team of Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Chris Christie at any time to triple-handedly defeat the entire Muslin mob, but Hilary closed the bridges and ordered the Sorosmedia to fool you all. And we would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for those meddling Blogger-Patriots!!!"

So, what you're saying is that I'm gonna get laid?


www.troll.me
 
2014-03-29 03:42:51 PM  
i277.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-29 03:58:14 PM  

AcademGreen: red5ish:
Constant repetition and keeping the story in the news will result in low information voters thinking that there is some substance to the story. These voters will believe that there must be something going on if the investigations have been going on for four years. That's the plan.

Slightly off topic, but I find it amusing that all points on the political spectrum accuse the other of being low information voters.  It's a constant topic of discussion on the far-right blogs, and many are convinced that anyone who votes for a lib/commie/"demorat" are low information voters.

This isn't to say that low information voters don't exist or that the repeat a lie long enough thing isn't effective.  I've seen my parents and grandparents get excited about something because they heard a clip about it on the news, mainly political sideshows or anything about what they can or cannot eat because of "science" that won't make up its mind.


When I used the term 'low information voter' I was referring to people who just don't follow politics because they have other demands on their time and attention. The people I'm referring to are not intrinsically conservative or liberal, smart or stupid, they are just busy and/or interested in other things. These people tend to pay attention to politics in the run up to major elections when they know they will be voting but, for the most part, ignore politics most of the rest of the time. When you look at all the faux outrage and petty squabbles blown out of proportion that take place in politics it is easy to see why there are a lot of people who don't pay attention. It's tiresome really, and a lot of people have better things to do. It's these voters the GOP hopes to influence with this continuous low grade "investigation" story. The GOP and their talking heads will turn the volume up to 11 come election time, and the fact that this story has been in the background noise for so long will, they hope, make it seem like there is a legitimate cause for concern.
 
2014-03-29 03:59:41 PM  
Someone should investigate how much money Issa and the other idiots have wasted
trying to pin the blame on Obama. Mr. Issa, is it too much to ask that you concentrate on solving real problems affecting the country instead of the ones you make up and pontificate about on Faux News ?
 
2014-03-29 04:04:36 PM  

namatad: Fart_Machine: zimbach: Lorelle: I will never forgive Asshat for making Ahnold governor of CA.

But if he hadn't engaged California's recall with simultaneous emergency election free-for-all and instead gone through the normal process, that Asshat might have become governor himself!

No. Nobody liked Issa save for his own safe district.

but that is true for virtually ALL representatives.
when surveys are done they ask awesome questions like:
do you think CONGRESS is doing a good job? EVERYONE says NO!! THEY SUCK!!!
do you think YOUR congress critter is doing a good job? EVERYONE says YES!!! MY GUY ISNT THE PROBLEM.

shudder
I hate stupid people so very much.


While I agree people in the state still remember when this guy ran for the senate with his own money. Even the state GOP wouldn't vote for this guy in the primaries because he was an obnoxious twat.
 
2014-03-29 04:07:29 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Dinki: They jerk off to war movies, where the Good (US) guys always win.

Which by coincidence is where they get all they need to know about how the military works.

Yeah, and I find a great number of them are HUGE Tom Clancy fans. To them, all U.S. Foreign Policy needs is a white patrician who bucks the system and solves the world's problems in 2 hours or less.

I'll say what is already known about this whole incident. There is absolutely ZERO way the military could have had any forces there to secure the site in any way shape or form that would have saved a single person who died.

Asked and answered, Issa. Take your $400,000,000 and go choke on it.

I'd be willing to bet that are making these staff officers, who are mostly solid Republican votes, think twice about their vote next time. At least if they vote in this asshole's district.


Did you read some of the later Tom Clancy books? They parrot their talking points pretty much word for word. In one book he based the story around how bringing the detainees in Gitmo to the US and giving them fair trials would result in the downfall of the US.
 
2014-03-29 04:11:31 PM  

dywed88: Did you read some of the later Tom Clancy books? They parrot their talking points pretty much word for word. In one book he based the story around how bringing the detainees in Gitmo to the US and giving them fair trials would result in the downfall of the US.


Tom Clancy was fairly entertaining early on. Without Remorse is one of the best books I have ever read, because of it's bad-ass character and the "Taken"-like scenario. Rainbow Six would have been a lot better if they had spread the plot out in multiple books rather than expanding it in the video games.

He got REAL extreme right real fast, though, in his last years of writing.
 
2014-03-29 04:15:54 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-03-29 04:16:44 PM  

shanteyman: Someone should investigate how much money Issa and the other idiots have wasted
trying to pin the blame on Obama. Mr. Issa, is it too much to ask that you concentrate on solving real problems affecting the country instead of the ones you make up and pontificate about on Faux News ?


There was a statement from the Pentagon this week that said it had costs running into the millions of dollars. It wasn't very specific but the Pentagon isn't pleased with the expense.
 
2014-03-29 04:32:29 PM  

hardinparamedic: dywed88: Did you read some of the later Tom Clancy books? They parrot their talking points pretty much word for word. In one book he based the story around how bringing the detainees in Gitmo to the US and giving them fair trials would result in the downfall of the US.

Tom Clancy was fairly entertaining early on. Without Remorse is one of the best books I have ever read, because of it's bad-ass character and the "Taken"-like scenario. Rainbow Six would have been a lot better if they had spread the plot out in multiple books rather than expanding it in the video games.

He got REAL extreme right real fast, though, in his last years of writing.


There's a reason his more recent books have been so much shiattier than the first ones.
Without Remorse, 1993:
upload.wikimedia.org

Command Authority, 2013:
img2.imagesbn.com
'with' Mark Greaney

The only thing he writes himself these days is his name on the front cover.
 
2014-03-29 04:45:45 PM  

dywed88: Did you read some of the later Tom Clancy books? They parrot their talking points pretty much word for word. In one book he based the story around how bringing the detainees in Gitmo to the US and giving them fair trials would result in the downfall of the US.


Tom Clancy lost me at the start of the book where Jack Ryan was acting president after the terrorists crashed an airline into the Capitol during the State of the Union address.  There was a paragraph in there that read something like "As Jack Ryan looked out the inch-thick White House windows, he was saddened to see that he could still see the plume of smoke rising up above Washington D.C; a stark reminder of the savage attack on America that had played out last night.  At that moment Jack Ryan knew what it was like to truly feel like a protector and was unable to understand how liberals could ever stomach aborting a baby."

At that point it went from Republican who writes books, to a  book about how awesome Republican beliefs are.  If I want to read that, I'll read Brad Thor's transparent Marty Stu books.
 
2014-03-29 04:52:54 PM  
i1083.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-29 04:59:42 PM  
Once again, this is just an excuse to energize the base for the 2014 elections.  The fight isn't over Benghazi, it's about the US Senate and about Hilary 2016.
 
2014-03-29 05:38:39 PM  
If Republicans capture the Senate in November and control both houses of Congress,

they keep doing this stupid shiat and they will lose the house too.
 
2014-03-29 05:44:43 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-29 05:49:00 PM  

Karac: hardinparamedic: dywed88: Did you read some of the later Tom Clancy books? They parrot their talking points pretty much word for word. In one book he based the story around how bringing the detainees in Gitmo to the US and giving them fair trials would result in the downfall of the US.

Tom Clancy was fairly entertaining early on. Without Remorse is one of the best books I have ever read, because of it's bad-ass character and the "Taken"-like scenario. Rainbow Six would have been a lot better if they had spread the plot out in multiple books rather than expanding it in the video games.

He got REAL extreme right real fast, though, in his last years of writing.

There's a reason his more recent books have been so much shiattier than the first ones.
Without Remorse, 1993:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 307x520]

Command Authority, 2013:
[img2.imagesbn.com image 260x393]
'with' Mark Greaney

The only thing he writes himself these days is his name on the front cover.



Actually, these days, even asking him to write his name would be a tall order.
 
2014-03-29 05:52:16 PM  

Karac: The only thing he writes himself these days is his name on the front cover.


Rather impressive considering his condition ...
 
2014-03-29 06:00:08 PM  

Badmoodman: I always get a kick out of reading some of the comments at Townhall by the utterly unhinged and unburdened from reality crowd.


Here is a good one:

There were indeed a number of STAND DOWN orders given which can _only_ originate from one specific source, the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of the United States, President Muslim Islamofascist from Kenya. Case closed.
 
2014-03-29 06:04:33 PM  

HawgWild: Badmoodman: I always get a kick out of reading some of the comments at Townhall by the utterly unhinged and unburdened from reality crowd.

Here is a good one:

There were indeed a number of STAND DOWN orders given which can _only_ originate from one specific source, the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of the United States, President Muslim Islamofascist from Kenya. Case closed.


On the bright side, that sort of anger and frustration is probably shortening their lifespans. One can hope.
 
2014-03-29 06:23:35 PM  

Curious: If Republicans capture the Senate in November and control both houses of Congress,

they keep doing this stupid shiat and they will lose the house too.


Putting aside the existing likelihood of them taking the Senate and the fact most voters probably just have some vague idea about "something something Obama Benghazi" they've picked up here and there...

Thanks to gerrymandering, they will control the House until maps are redrawn in 2020, at least. They can lose the support of 70 percent of people in their state and still comfortably win their districts.
 
2014-03-29 06:35:34 PM  

HawgWild: Badmoodman: I always get a kick out of reading some of the comments at Townhall by the utterly unhinged and unburdened from reality crowd.

Here is a good one:

There were indeed a number of STAND DOWN orders given which can _only_ originate from one specific source, the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of the United States, President Muslim Islamofascist from Kenya. Case closed.


i57.tinypic.com
 
2014-03-29 06:39:52 PM  
I would say if this is all Republicans have to drag out again and again and again (other than voting to repeal healthcare), they don't really have anything at all. Weak.
 
2014-03-29 06:49:01 PM  

Dinki: NewportBarGuy: For a party that wraps themselves in the flag and jerks off at every kind of war footage, these assholes have absolutely no idea how the military works.

They jerk off to war movies, where the Good (US) guys always win.

Which by coincidence is where they get all they need to know about how the military works.


A while back there was a documentary on Independent Lens that chronicled both sides of the AZ SB1070 debate. The fella who sponsored the bill had pictures of John Wayne at his office and he couldn't stop gushing about Mr. Wayne. He was a hero., embodied American values, etc.

John Wayne made some cool movies but to call him a hero is absurd. There are bunches of folks with conservative values that were real American heroes.
 
2014-03-29 06:51:29 PM  

WorldCitizen: I would say if this is all Republicans have to drag out again and again and again (other than voting to repeal healthcare), they don't really have anything at all. Weak.


I was going to post something about insanity, but then this popped up...

i61.tinypic.com

...and reminded me that they are both insane and extremely confused.
 
2014-03-29 06:54:09 PM  

ladodger34: Dinki: NewportBarGuy: For a party that wraps themselves in the flag and jerks off at every kind of war footage, these assholes have absolutely no idea how the military works.

They jerk off to war movies, where the Good (US) guys always win.

Which by coincidence is where they get all they need to know about how the military works.

A while back there was a documentary on Independent Lens that chronicled both sides of the AZ SB1070 debate. The fella who sponsored the bill had pictures of John Wayne at his office and he couldn't stop gushing about Mr. Wayne. He was a hero., embodied American values, etc.

John Wayne made some cool movies but to call him a hero is absurd. There are bunches of folks with conservative values that were real American heroes.


Which conservative values?  Hating minorities?  Hating homosexuals?  Hating women?  Hating non-Christians?  Hating the poor?  Promotion of corporate personhood and conveying more rights and privileges to them?
 
2014-03-29 07:21:49 PM  

ladodger34: Dinki: NewportBarGuy: For a party that wraps themselves in the flag and jerks off at every kind of war footage, these assholes have absolutely no idea how the military works.

They jerk off to war movies, where the Good (US) guys always win.

Which by coincidence is where they get all they need to know about how the military works.

A while back there was a documentary on Independent Lens that chronicled both sides of the AZ SB1070 debate. The fella who sponsored the bill had pictures of John Wayne at his office and he couldn't stop gushing about Mr. Wayne. He was a hero., embodied American values, etc.

John Wayne made some cool movies but to call him a hero is absurd. There are bunches of folks with conservative values that were real American heroes.



Well, John Wayne did talk a good game, but had "other priorities" during World War II, when movie stars were enlisting in droves.  Not backing up your tough talk is a kind of conservative value.
 
2014-03-29 07:42:43 PM  
All of this is such a waste of time.  There was a guy who made a video and he is now in jail.  This case was closed in a day.  God people are dumb.
 
2014-03-29 08:05:25 PM  

sugardave: ladodger34: Dinki: NewportBarGuy: For a party that wraps themselves in the flag and jerks off at every kind of war footage, these assholes have absolutely no idea how the military works.

They jerk off to war movies, where the Good (US) guys always win.

Which by coincidence is where they get all they need to know about how the military works.

A while back there was a documentary on Independent Lens that chronicled both sides of the AZ SB1070 debate. The fella who sponsored the bill had pictures of John Wayne at his office and he couldn't stop gushing about Mr. Wayne. He was a hero., embodied American values, etc.

John Wayne made some cool movies but to call him a hero is absurd. There are bunches of folks with conservative values that were real American heroes.

Which conservative values?  Hating minorities?  Hating homosexuals?  Hating women?  Hating non-Christians?  Hating the poor?  Promotion of corporate personhood and conveying more rights and privileges to them?


Well, the last real Republican hero I can think of would probably be Eisenhower.
Of course, desegregating the armed forces and using the army to force integration of high schools could hardly be called 'conservative' for the 1950s.
 
2014-03-29 08:05:47 PM  

sugardave: ladodger34: Dinki: NewportBarGuy: For a party that wraps themselves in the flag and jerks off at every kind of war footage, these assholes have absolutely no idea how the military works.

They jerk off to war movies, where the Good (US) guys always win.

Which by coincidence is where they get all they need to know about how the military works.

A while back there was a documentary on Independent Lens that chronicled both sides of the AZ SB1070 debate. The fella who sponsored the bill had pictures of John Wayne at his office and he couldn't stop gushing about Mr. Wayne. He was a hero., embodied American values, etc.

John Wayne made some cool movies but to call him a hero is absurd. There are bunches of folks with conservative values that were real American heroes.

Which conservative values?  Hating minorities?  Hating homosexuals?  Hating women?  Hating non-Christians?  Hating the poor?  Promotion of corporate personhood and conveying more rights and privileges to them?


I was thinking more along the lines of Ted Williams. He was a real damn hero that happened to be conservative. Williams actually never flew combat in WWII, but did in Korea.

Of course, he also lobbied to have negro league players included in the Hall of Fame, so he was probably a RINO.
 
2014-03-29 08:06:36 PM  

bigsteve3OOO: All of this is such a waste of time.  There was a guy who made a video and he is now in jail.  This case was closed in a day.  God people are dumb.


In jail for violating parole.

You're basically right about the rest.
 
2014-03-29 08:08:10 PM  

stoli n coke: Well, John Wayne did talk a good game, but had "other priorities" during World War II, when movie stars were enlisting in droves. Not backing up your tough talk is a kind of conservative value.


He had other priorities during Vietnam as well.  Such as shooting the Green Berets, complete with it's closing scene: watching the sun set over the South China Sea.
 
2014-03-29 08:11:35 PM  

LiberalWeenie: They can lose the support of 70 percent of people in their state and still comfortably win their districts.


i hear this and similar and wonder if it's really true. there is no reason there can't be house candidates as bad as sharon angle and "i am not a witch" and have them lose districts too.
 
2014-03-29 08:22:15 PM  
ladodger34:

A while back there was a documentary on Independent Lens that chronicled both sides of the AZ SB1070 debate. The fella who sponsored the bill had pictures of John Wayne at his office and he couldn't stop gushing about Mr. Wayne. He was a hero., embodied American values, etc.

John Wayne made some cool movies but to call him a hero is absurd. There are bunches of folks with conservative values that were real American heroes.


No one had the heart to tell him that John Wayne was just a character that he made to MOCK cowboys?
 
x23
2014-03-29 09:00:13 PM  
it is spelled Daryll "Suspected Arsonist" Issa.

very similar to Allen "War Criminal" West or Ted "Cowardly Pedophile" Nugent.
 
x23
2014-03-29 09:14:51 PM  

AcademGreen: Slightly off topic, but I find it amusing that all points on the political spectrum accuse the other of being low information voters. It's a constant topic of discussion on the far-right blogs, and many are convinced that anyone who votes for a lib/commie/"demorat" are low information voters.


it is constant because it is yet another in a long line of conservative buzzwords that make them feel smarter than everyone else... contrary to observable reality and historical evidence.

anyone that doesn't toe the line 100% is by default a 'low-information' voter. i think this is why they so very much love conspiracy theories. if they know just one extra little 'fact' that makes them even smarter than their peers. maybe Hannity or Rush will agree with them on air even! causing their pants to explode.

i mostly like how conservatives love looking down on the 'low information' voters while at the same time being oblivious to the fact that 'high-misinformation' voters like themselves aren't much better. and probably worse.
 
2014-03-29 09:20:54 PM  
i2.kym-cdn.com
 
x23
2014-03-29 09:27:04 PM  

hardinparamedic: dywed88: Did you read some of the later Tom Clancy books? They parrot their talking points pretty much word for word. In one book he based the story around how bringing the detainees in Gitmo to the US and giving them fair trials would result in the downfall of the US.

Tom Clancy was fairly entertaining early on. Without Remorse is one of the best books I have ever read, because of it's bad-ass character and the "Taken"-like scenario. Rainbow Six would have been a lot better if they had spread the plot out in multiple books rather than expanding it in the video games.

He got REAL extreme right real fast, though, in his last years of writing.


o.onionstatic.com
 
2014-03-29 09:30:02 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Millionth time's a charm, eh prick?


Boobiess were good, but this one most accurately sums up my feelings.
 
2014-03-29 09:31:12 PM  
www.bitlogic.com
 
2014-03-29 09:41:16 PM  

Dr. Speed: red5ish: In any investigation there has to be someone who says "That's enough - we're done". In this investigation that person would be Daryll Issa or his successor, who has been given the task to draw out the investigation right through the next presidential primaries. The GOP intends to use Benghazi against HRC if and when she runs so you can quit asking how long this is going to continue - I just told you. Sure it's lame and expensive but it's their plan so get used to it.

Why can't Hilldog just say that Congress cut security funding?


Remember when Obama produced his birth certificate and the Birthers all went away?

Me either.
 
2014-03-29 09:54:29 PM  

grumpfuff: namatad: Fart_Machine: zimbach: Lorelle: I will never forgive Asshat for making Ahnold governor of CA.

But if he hadn't engaged California's recall with simultaneous emergency election free-for-all and instead gone through the normal process, that Asshat might have become governor himself!

No. Nobody liked Issa save for his own safe district.

but that is true for virtually ALL representatives.
when surveys are done they ask awesome questions like:
do you think CONGRESS is doing a good job? EVERYONE says NO!! THEY SUCK!!!
do you think YOUR congress critter is doing a good job? EVERYONE says YES!!! MY GUY ISNT THE PROBLEM.

shudder
I hate stupid people so very much.

I'm kind of annoyed about this line of argument.

My representatives at various times have been Bill Pascrell and Rush Holt. As far as I can tell, neither have ever done anything scandalous or bad.

Sometimes people say their representative is a good one because their representative is actually good.


Ron Paul, Tom DeLay and Pete Olson.

Texas 22nd sucks.
 
2014-03-29 10:44:14 PM  
I bought a few Tom Clancy books after picking up "The Hunt for Red October" in the airport, so then on the next few work trips I picked up "Red Storm Rising", "Patriot Games" and "The Sum of All Fears".  I think he was just another writer who peaked at the beginning and got formulaic and boring to people looking for originality after that.  I had put him in the same category as the rest of the airport writers, you knew what you would get and it was like fast food - safe and predictable, you might not get something amazing but at least you knew it would be edible.
 
2014-03-29 10:45:55 PM  

Karac: NewportBarGuy: Gyrfalcon: The newer generation also plays a lot of Splinter Cell, where one superagent endowed with "Fifth Freedom" and unstoppable firepower wins all the shadow wars because USA and crying eagles.

Well, everyone now gets Oakley sunglasses as field issue. I think that means we're pretty much the baddest mothers on the planet.

Look what happened when we gave everyone a  black beret. See... World domination!

Next generation rifle? Pshaw... Who needs that sh*t? Gucci Gear is what wins in the shadows.

That's a bit of a pet peeve of mine as well, but you have to admit that rifle technology has not advanced all that far since the M-16 was introduced in Vietnam.  Caseless ammunition mostly hasn't advanced beyond prototype.  Basically, the only advance has been bullpup designs.  And even then, old doesn't necessarily mean out-of-date - soldiers will be happily using M2 Brownings into the next century.

The one that really gets to me is the USMC's AH-1 Supercobras.  The basic design dates for that thing dates back to the Bell Huey, to 1956.  The Army has since moved to Apaches and tried to move to Comanches and the Navy is moving to a new class of aircraft carriers, but Marine pilots are still tooling around in helicopters not vastly different than the same ones their grandfathers did.  They've been through some many upgrades and feature creeps that they've run out of new letters to use and are at AH-1Z Vipers.


Well, until they invent the energy-beam type weapons, what else can be done with rifled weapons? They've really not improved since the rifled barrel and automatic fire was invented. They can fire a bit faster, but there's a limit on how fast the chamber can accept more bullets, and how many rounds the barrel can take before overheating; as far as ammo, it has to fit within a rifled barrel and the receiver/chamber design. The whole thing has to be light enough to carry easily, so it has to weigh under 10 lbs and can't kick too hard...they can make the things a little lighter and the propellant a little more powerful, but there's just not much more they can do until energy weapons become feasible.
 
2014-03-29 10:52:13 PM  

interstellar_tedium: I bought a few Tom Clancy books after picking up "The Hunt for Red October" in the airport, so then on the next few work trips I picked up "Red Storm Rising", "Patriot Games" and "The Sum of All Fears".  I think he was just another writer who peaked at the beginning and got formulaic and boring to people looking for originality after that.  I had put him in the same category as the rest of the airport writers, you knew what you would get and it was like fast food - safe and predictable, you might not get something amazing but at least you knew it would be edible.


It's the Michael Crichton syndrome.
 
2014-03-29 11:33:31 PM  

Empty Matchbook: Dr. Speed: red5ish: In any investigation there has to be someone who says "That's enough - we're done". In this investigation that person would be Daryll Issa or his successor, who has been given the task to draw out the investigation right through the next presidential primaries. The GOP intends to use Benghazi against HRC if and when she runs so you can quit asking how long this is going to continue - I just told you. Sure it's lame and expensive but it's their plan so get used to it.

Why can't Hilldog just say that Congress cut security funding?

Remember when Obama produced his birth certificate and the Birthers all went away?

Me either.


How about every answer to every question during the hearing starts with "After Rep. Issa voted to cut security funding"?
 
2014-03-29 11:57:25 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Well, until they invent the energy-beam type weapons, what else can be done with rifled weapons? They've really not improved since the rifled barrel and automatic fire was invented. They can fire a bit faster, but there's a limit on how fast the chamber can accept more bullets, and how many rounds the barrel can take before overheating; as far as ammo, it has to fit within a rifled barrel and the receiver/chamber design. The whole thing has to be light enough to carry easily, so it has to weigh under 10 lbs and can't kick too hard...they can make the things a little lighter and the propellant a little more powerful, but there's just not much more they can do until energy weapons become feasible.


The really amazing / neat things are what they're coming up with for large cal and heavy weapons.  The shiat they're making for the grenade launchers, for example, are neat as hell.
 
2014-03-30 12:02:52 AM  

scanman61: grumpfuff: namatad: Fart_Machine: zimbach: Lorelle: I will never forgive Asshat for making Ahnold governor of CA.

But if he hadn't engaged California's recall with simultaneous emergency election free-for-all and instead gone through the normal process, that Asshat might have become governor himself!

No. Nobody liked Issa save for his own safe district.

but that is true for virtually ALL representatives.
when surveys are done they ask awesome questions like:
do you think CONGRESS is doing a good job? EVERYONE says NO!! THEY SUCK!!!
do you think YOUR congress critter is doing a good job? EVERYONE says YES!!! MY GUY ISNT THE PROBLEM.

shudder
I hate stupid people so very much.

I'm kind of annoyed about this line of argument.

My representatives at various times have been Bill Pascrell and Rush Holt. As far as I can tell, neither have ever done anything scandalous or bad.

Sometimes people say their representative is a good one because their representative is actually good.

Ron Paul, Tom DeLay and Pete Olson.

Texas 22nd sucks.


My condolences.
 
2014-03-30 12:02:53 AM  

bigsteve3OOO: All of this is such a waste of time.  There was a guy who made a video and he is now in jail.  This case was closed in a day.  God people are dumb.


you sound concerned.
 
2014-03-30 12:04:52 AM  

vygramul: [www.bitlogic.com image 536x600]


I hope you're not trying to pass a photoshop as actual evidence.
 
2014-03-30 12:09:56 AM  

bigsteve3OOO: All of this is such a waste of time.   There was a guy who made a video and he is now in jail. This case was closed in a day.  God people are dumb.


Fixed that for you, but hey I got this for you anyway.


revivetsf.files.wordpress.com

Remember if you had Fun, you WON!
 
2014-03-30 12:42:33 AM  

zimbach: Lorelle: zimbach: Lorelle: I will never forgive Asshat for making Ahnold governor of CA.

But if he hadn't engaged California's recall with simultaneous emergency election free-for-all and instead gone through the normal process, that Asshat might have become governor himself!

That was his goal; he grudgingly gave his support to Ahnold when it became apparent that no one wanted Asshat to be in charge of this state.

Exactly. Had he waited for Gray Davis to term out, he might have had a chance in the next election, his being a total douchenozzle notwithstanding. He got greedy instead, and didn't think his clever plan all the way through.

I expect he'll put in a bid to run for president, maybe even place in the top 5 in a few early primaries, but fail for trying to associate himself with "being like Reagan" when the only relation is being from California.


He had no chance to win an election no matter when it would have happened. He is not well liked outside his district.
 
2014-03-30 12:49:39 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Gyrfalcon: Well, until they invent the energy-beam type weapons, what else can be done with rifled weapons? They've really not improved since the rifled barrel and automatic fire was invented. They can fire a bit faster, but there's a limit on how fast the chamber can accept more bullets, and how many rounds the barrel can take before overheating; as far as ammo, it has to fit within a rifled barrel and the receiver/chamber design. The whole thing has to be light enough to carry easily, so it has to weigh under 10 lbs and can't kick too hard...they can make the things a little lighter and the propellant a little more powerful, but there's just not much more they can do until energy weapons become feasible.

The really amazing / neat things are what they're coming up with for large cal and heavy weapons.  The shiat they're making for the grenade launchers, for example, are neat as hell.


I like the rapid-fire shotguns, myself.
 
2014-03-30 01:37:51 AM  
At this point, Issa's bedroom is covered in blood, feathers, dried semen, and shame.
 
2014-03-30 01:48:16 AM  

bigsteve3OOO: is dumb.

 
2014-03-30 05:12:28 AM  

vygramul: [www.bitlogic.com image 536x600]


That needs to go on http://boeinghazi.com/
 
2014-03-30 05:12:33 AM  

LiberalWeenie: There was also the poll in 2004 that quizzed Bush and Kerry voters on the views of the candidates they support. Most of the Bush voters actually were dead wrong on most of his views. Obvious stuff, like they thought he supported the Kyoto treaty and stem cell research.

I can't find the poll now, but it was frequently cited here in the politics tab way back when.


can we vote by issues?
1) you don't know the name, gender, party of who you are voting for
2) there are a bunch of ISSUES, say the top 20 from 5 broad categories
3) your vote is selected from the best candidate to match the issues that find important

I require that abortion would be legal in the US. All GOP candidates are excluded.
TADA
next set of issues

imagine how pissed people would be that they all voted for al sharpton ...
:D
 
2014-03-30 07:03:40 AM  
Legend has it, if you stand in front of a mirror in a dark room on Halloween and chant, "Benghazi" three times, Darrell Issa will appear!
 
2014-03-30 07:08:07 AM  

FuryOfFirestorm: Legend has it, if you stand in front of a mirror in a dark room on Halloween and chant, "Benghazi" three times, Darrell Issa will appear!


And then we can sock him in the jaw?
 
2014-03-30 09:00:14 AM  

cc_rider: vygramul: [www.bitlogic.com image 536x600]

That needs to go on http://boeinghazi.com/


img.fark.net

"Stealth Patriot"... *snicker*
 
2014-03-30 09:47:29 AM  

grumpfuff: vygramul: [www.bitlogic.com image 536x600]

I hope you're not trying to pass a photoshop as actual evidence.


The thing I like best about it is how the red squiggles are still in there. I decided not to fix that when I made it.
 
2014-03-30 09:48:05 AM  

cc_rider: vygramul: [www.bitlogic.com image 536x600]

That needs to go on http://boeinghazi.com/


Do they accept submissions?
 
2014-03-30 11:28:31 AM  

cc_rider: vygramul: [www.bitlogic.com image 536x600]

That needs to go on http://boeinghazi.com/


That's gotta be a troll to keep the mouthbreathers from doing anything that could actually be effective, right?  I mean, a flag-colored crying eagle gif?  "Study it Out" in big letters on the top?"  Talk about bringing "The Usurper" to international court?  WTF?

What the writing team may look like:
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-30 11:48:09 AM  

vygramul: grumpfuff: vygramul: [www.bitlogic.com image 536x600]

I hope you're not trying to pass a photoshop as actual evidence.

The thing I like best about it is how the red squiggles are still in there. I decided not to fix that when I made it.


Ha. I didn't even notice that.
 
2014-03-30 05:02:57 PM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Empty Matchbook: Dr. Speed: red5ish: In any investigation there has to be someone who says "That's enough - we're done". In this investigation that person would be Daryll Issa or his successor, who has been given the task to draw out the investigation right through the next presidential primaries. The GOP intends to use Benghazi against HRC if and when she runs so you can quit asking how long this is going to continue - I just told you. Sure it's lame and expensive but it's their plan so get used to it.

Why can't Hilldog just say that Congress cut security funding?

Remember when Obama produced his birth certificate and the Birthers all went away?

Me either.

How about every answer to every question during the hearing starts with "After Rep. Issa voted to cut security funding"?


Wouldn't matter. A substantial chunk of voters get their news from one media source, if at all. That source is most likely to be mainstream and the mainstream media is mostly influenced by Conservative money and therefore Conservative ideals.

These are people who demand citations in triplicate for things they disagree with, then spout opinions and falsehoods as though they're facts and accuse anyone who disagrees with them as being "part of the problem."
 
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