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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 137
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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.
 
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