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2014-05-26 01:43:45 PM  

cchris_39: Didn't somebody characterize this administration as "keystone cops foreign policy" just last night?

Oh yeah, more prophetic wisdom from me again.


ww4.hdnux.com
 
2014-05-26 01:49:30 PM  

walktoanarcade: Funniest comment on Fark in a while. :D


Wow, you sure refuted the list of accomplishments I cited.  Yeah, yeah, I'm sure I'm just so out of it it's not worth the effort, and if I would just wake up sheeple, it would be clear to me that you really are the smartest guy in the room like you pretend to be.

You know that saying about playing chess with a pigeon?  The implication is always that the pigeon isn't smart enough to know when it has lost.  This is not like that at all, because you know that the things that you're posting are retarded, but you keep doubling down because you seem to like the attention.
 
2014-05-26 01:51:16 PM  
If you ever wondered what the difference between Republicans and Democrats was, here it is.

Valerie Plame gets outed? Everyone's talking about what a bad person Scooter Libby is - not Bush.

CoS Kabul gets outed in a press release? Everyone's talking about what a bad person Obama is - not the WH press secretary, or whoever else it may be who's responsible for that little farkup.
 
2014-05-26 01:54:54 PM  
Man, ignoring a lot of people today.
 
2014-05-26 01:56:05 PM  
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/ would never do Obama's dirty work ... nope nope nope nope
 
2014-05-26 01:56:11 PM  

starsrift: If you ever wondered what the difference between Republicans and Democrats was, here it is.

Valerie Plame gets outed? Everyone's talking about what a bad person Scooter Libby is - not Bush.

CoS Kabul gets outed in a press release? Everyone's talking about what a bad person Obama is - not the WH press secretary, or whoever else it may be who's responsible for that little farkup.


Also, if you want to see the difference between Republicans and Democrats, just compare the aftermath of 9/11 to that of Benghazi.
 
2014-05-26 01:59:03 PM  

Fart_Machine: Devil's Playground: Fart_Machine: Devil's Playground: ghare: mark12A: WHAR OBAMA CHIMPSKI PICS, WHAR????

Oh right, he isn't a Republican....

Which is why the leftist markist fascist nazi press didn't mention this. Only YOU and your team of hoverround commandoes know about it! This ONE SECRET the GOVERNMENT doesn't WANT YOU to KNOW!

/Also your racism was a nice touch. It's why rational people identify Republicans with racism.

Really? You're telling me you don't remember all the pictures of president Bush as a chimp? You see the word chimp(ski) and you associate that with a black person? Who's the racist here?

Are you really that ignorant not to know comparing black people to monkeys has been a racial slur for over a century?

Of course not, but using the context of this thread, I believe the original poster was referring to the bush/chimp pictures. You are the one that brought race into the conversation.

Turn about is fair play and all that.

Pointing out a historic fact is racism now. I'm the real racist. Got it.


You were wrong and didn't get what he was initially referring to. Just own up to it and move on.
 
2014-05-26 02:04:02 PM  

walktoanarcade: Man, ignoring a lot of people today.


No one cares.
 
2014-05-26 02:04:43 PM  

walktoanarcade: Man, ignoring a lot of people today.


You've been here 6 months, and you're going to see no one else soon.
 
2014-05-26 02:07:12 PM  
udhq:  I will now present the Republican spin machine's response.

Look, Obama has overseen the largest expansion of civil freedoms in 50 years with his actions on gay marriage consistently gone against the word of God by allowing teh gheys to violate the holy institution of marriage.  He's in the process of ending 2 decade-long wars perpetrated by his predecessor costing America hundreds of thousands of jobs in both the government and private sectors, as less troops are needed in the military and less military supply contracts are being awarded.  Cutting costs and balancing the federal budget?  I move to table discussion on that topic until the next time a natural disaster on American soil leads to Americans crying out of for handouts from Uncle Sugar.  He has over and over again achieved significant foriegn policy victories with diplomacy alone made America look weak and appeasing by relying on talk instead of action.  His signature domestic accomplishment has forever changed the nature of poverty in America, in that it no longer carries a death sentence massively increased the number of people in poverty who depend on government aid.

If you really think Obama is "as bad as Bush" that's only because you're not paying attention-he is truly history's greatest monster.
 
2014-05-26 02:09:50 PM  

TheOther: Mouser: walktoanarcade: Love the ignore feature. :)

"mistake" haha

The ignore feature is what's turned Fark into a pair of liberal and conservative circle-jerks instead of a meaningful discussion.  It should be disabled, really.

Naw...they were j/o sessions long before the ignore feature was added.


Yeah, but that's what TotalFark is for. You should be payin' for that shiat.
 
2014-05-26 02:13:28 PM  
Nope, still don't miss Bush.
 
2014-05-26 02:17:23 PM  
 
2014-05-26 02:19:07 PM  

Mugato: walktoanarcade: Man, ignoring a lot of people today.

No one cares.

...that should matter to you, so don't sweat it.


Aw thanks, man! :)  Thanks for not being a backstabby, intellectually corrupt individual.

Wanna see that Attack of the Clones edit, buddy? ;)
 
2014-05-26 02:25:29 PM  
My word. The things they're doing with tinfoil this season are to die for!
 
2014-05-26 02:27:23 PM  
Sure.

"Accidentally".

Because this administration has always had such a loose information control to this point, and they've totally never done a controlled-reveal "leak" of a state secret for political purposes before.
 
2014-05-26 02:31:34 PM  

mark12A: WHAR OBAMA CHIMPSKI PICS, WHAR????

Oh right, he isn't a Republican....


Yup, that's exactly why nobody is posting chimp pictures to mock a black man - because he's a Democrat. You're SMRT
 
2014-05-26 02:32:50 PM  

walktoanarcade: Aw thanks, man! :) Thanks for not being a backstabby, intellectually corrupt individual.


"Intellectually corrupt" = "Asks questions I can't answer based on that half semeseter of poly-sci I took back in high school."
 
2014-05-26 02:42:40 PM  

walktoanarcade: stirfrybry: Gotta love democrats defending incompetence. Go team!

Yes, and they probably believe that I am some Fox News watching sycophant.

It may bother them on a deep level that I have no allegiance to the GOP either as well.


The "team" thing will be the end of America; America used to be united, now it's more divided than ever.


America used to be united? I'm only 42, so I guess that predates me.
 
2014-05-26 02:49:59 PM  
Out of all the names they could have gotten wrong, misspelled, omitted or included erroneously they expose the name of the guy whose name should never, ever be released.  Looks like somebody needed to be sent a message.
 
2014-05-26 02:54:50 PM  

I Browse: walktoanarcade: stirfrybry: Gotta love democrats defending incompetence. Go team!

Yes, and they probably believe that I am some Fox News watching sycophant.

It may bother them on a deep level that I have no allegiance to the GOP either as well.


The "team" thing will be the end of America; America used to be united, now it's more divided than ever.

America used to be united? I'm only 42, so I guess that predates me.


He seems to be forgetting that a significant portion of Americans (including some very prominent ones) wanted America to back the Nazis..
 
2014-05-26 03:12:43 PM  

LordJiro: I Browse: walktoanarcade: stirfrybry: Gotta love democrats defending incompetence. Go team!

Yes, and they probably believe that I am some Fox News watching sycophant.

It may bother them on a deep level that I have no allegiance to the GOP either as well.


The "team" thing will be the end of America; America used to be united, now it's more divided than ever.

America used to be united? I'm only 42, so I guess that predates me.

He seems to be forgetting that a significant portion of Americans (including some very prominent ones) wanted America to back the Nazis..


Also the whole civil war thing.
 
2014-05-26 03:18:12 PM  

sdd2000: How many Benghazi's is this scandal worth?


None. We were promised a transparent administration, and they're delivering one here. Except they then covered it up.
 
2014-05-26 03:29:00 PM  

SkinnyHead: LordJiro: So, this thread is teaching me that outing an agent by accidentally including them on a guest list is EXACTLY THE SAME as intentionally outing one because of political spite.

No, it's not quite EXACTLY THE SAME.  In 2006, a low level desk agent was outed by someone in the state department and democrats, including Sen. Obama, blamed the White House and demanded the appointment of a special prosecutor.  In this case, a real spy was outed and the White House really is to blame, and no special prosecutor will be appointed.  So those differences come to mind.


Goddam, you really are a special kind of stupid aren't you?

She was accepted into the 1985-86 CIA officer training class and began her training for what would become a twenty-year career with the Agency.[14] Although the CIA will not publicly release the specific dates of Plame's employment from 1985 to 2002 due to security concerns,[14][16] Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald affirmed that Plame "was a CIA officer from January 1, 2002, forward" and that "her association with the CIA was classified at that time through July 2003.[17] Due to the nature of her clandestine work for the CIA, many details about Plame's professional career are still classified, but it is documented that she worked for the CIA in a [14][18][19][20]
Plame served the CIA at times as a [21] While using her own name, "Valerie Plame", her assignments required posing in various professional roles in order to gather intelligence more effectively.[22][23][24] Two of her covers include serving as a junior consular officer in the early 1990s in Athens and then later an energy analyst for the private company (founded in 1994) "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Front_company" title="Front company" class="mw-redirect">front company for certain investigations.[25]

A former senior diplomat in Athens remembered Plame in her dual role and also recalled that she served as one of the "control officers" coordinating the visit of President [26] After the [27]

She married Wilson in 1998 and gave birth to their twins in 2000,[28] and resumed travel overseas in 2001, 2002, and 2003 as part of her cover job. She met with workers in the nuclear industry, cultivated sources, and managed spies.[29] One project in which she was involved was ensuring that Iran did not acquire nuclear weapons.[30]

During this time, part of her work concerned the determination of the use of [31] CIA analysts prior to the Iraq invasion were quoted by the [32][33] [31] However, the CIA was concerned enough to send Plame's husband, Joseph C. Wilson, to Niger in 2002 to investigate the potential sale of nuclear materials from Niger to Iraq.[citation needed] The CIA's concerns over nuclear proliferation were bolstered by Niger's main export of uranium ore, ahead of livestock, cowpeas and onions.
 
2014-05-26 03:29:10 PM  

dywed88: LordJiro: I Browse: walktoanarcade: stirfrybry: Gotta love democrats defending incompetence. Go team!

Yes, and they probably believe that I am some Fox News watching sycophant.

It may bother them on a deep level that I have no allegiance to the GOP either as well.


The "team" thing will be the end of America; America used to be united, now it's more divided than ever.

America used to be united? I'm only 42, so I guess that predates me.

He seems to be forgetting that a significant portion of Americans (including some very prominent ones) wanted America to back the Nazis..

Also the whole civil war thing.


Nah, after that little dustup, the North and South were all buddy-buddy, and there was no lasting animosity at all.
 
2014-05-26 03:54:21 PM  

udhq: walktoanarcade: Ha. Libya. Many dead. The Ukraine situation, pestering Putin, trying to start crap with Russia, again, oh yeah, so much better.

Listen, Obama isn't better at all. Sure, by numbers you could say he is, but in spirit, he's of the same cloth.

You know we don't have troops in Ukraine, right?

Look, Obama has overseen the largest expansion of civil freedoms in 50 years with his actions on gay marriage.  He's in the process of ending 2 decade-long wars perpetrated by his predecessor.  He has over and over again achieved significant foriegn policy victories with diplomacy alone.  His signature domestic accomplishment has forever changed the nature of poverty in America, in that it no longer carries a death sentence.

If you really think Obama is "as bad as Bush" that's only because you're not paying attention.


I'm embarrassed that we initially elected Obama when he was still against gay marriage.

//Not really.  Obama is just as political as his predecessors.
 
2014-05-26 04:02:16 PM  

The Bestest: think there's a slight difference between a press lackey's farkup and direct orders to torpedo someone's career for political payback?


While you have a point, if a "press lackey" knows who the Chief of Station is, they have bigger problems than the release of that one name.  The idea is to keep the press lackey from finding out to begin with.
 
2014-05-26 04:02:57 PM  

udhq: walktoanarcade: Ha. Libya. Many dead. The Ukraine situation, pestering Putin, trying to start crap with Russia, again, oh yeah, so much better.

Listen, Obama isn't better at all. Sure, by numbers you could say he is, but in spirit, he's of the same cloth.

You know we don't have troops in Ukraine, right?


Ah well - you *did* have operatives. And you *did* provide training. Apparently. Because the whole situation is still unfolding.

Look, Obama has overseen the largest expansion of civil freedoms in 50 years with his actions on gay marriage.  He's in the process of ending 2 decade-long wars perpetrated by his predecessor.  He has over and over again achieved significant foriegn policy victories with diplomacy alone.  His signature domestic accomplishment has forever changed the nature of poverty in America, in that it no longer carries a death sentence.

He handled Russia badly. But then again, everybody would have done that. And he *could* have been pro-active wrt Syria (doesn't matter which side, really).

If you really think Obama is "as bad as Bush" that's only because you're not paying attention.

I think there are genuine arguments to be made against the way the healthcare insurance was set up. I think.
 
2014-05-26 04:04:04 PM  
images.cpcache.com
 
2014-05-26 04:05:48 PM  
drivingsouth:

I still want that war criminal punished for his crimes.
 
2014-05-26 04:09:49 PM  

drivingsouth: [images.cpcache.com image 400x400]


You must realize how farking retarded you look posting that.
 
2014-05-26 04:25:42 PM  

Saturn5: The Bestest: think there's a slight difference between a press lackey's farkup and direct orders to torpedo someone's career for political payback?

While you have a point, if a "press lackey" knows who the Chief of Station is, they have bigger problems than the release of that one name.  The idea is to keep the press lackey from finding out to begin with.


From what I gathered in the article, the problem was the press lackey didn't know, so it went out without striking the name. Unless you're referring to the military press lackey that sent the list to the White House with the station chief included, that is.
 
2014-05-26 04:26:34 PM  
Wow the apologists and "look, a funny picture of a previous president!!" diversionary crowd were all over this instantaneously.

Truly sad.
 
2014-05-26 04:30:52 PM  

Saturn5: The Bestest: think there's a slight difference between a press lackey's farkup and direct orders to torpedo someone's career for political payback?

While you have a point, if a "press lackey" knows who the Chief of Station is, they have bigger problems than the release of that one name.  The idea is to keep the press lackey from finding out to begin with.


The press lackey DIDN'T know who he was, which is why he didn't realize that the military farked up by including the Station Chief on the list.
 
2014-05-26 04:42:47 PM  

walktoanarcade: udhq: If you really think Obama is "as bad as Bush" that's only because you're not paying attention.

LOL!

Funniest comment on Fark in a while. :D


But you did not address the point s/he made.
 
2014-05-26 04:49:27 PM  

atomic-age: walktoanarcade: udhq: If you really think Obama is "as bad as Bush" that's only because you're not paying attention.

LOL!

Funniest comment on Fark in a while. :D

But you did not address the point s/he made.


Oh, but I did.
 
2014-05-26 04:50:16 PM  

drivingsouth: [images.cpcache.com image 400x400]


President Obama could declare war on South Dakota and no one would miss Chimpy McFlightsuit.
 
2014-05-26 04:50:26 PM  

DrBenway: From what I gathered in the article, the problem was the press lackey didn't know, so it went out without striking the name. Unless you're referring to the military press lackey that sent the list to the White House with the station chief included, that is.


Wherever the breakdown happened - if the press lacked didn't know, the mistake was higher up before the press lackey was given the names.  I hope somebody in the administration knows who their CIA operatives are and which ones shouldn't have their names given to the press.
 
2014-05-26 04:51:46 PM  
Coming on a Bicycle:  He handled Russia badly. But then again, everybody would have done that. And he *could* have been pro-active wrt Syria (doesn't matter which side, really).

I think there are genuine arguments to be made against the way the healthcare insurance was set up. I think.


How exactly did Obama handle Russia badly?  It seems that Russia is as isolated as they have been in the post soviet era, and their economy and influence is in free-fall.

I mean, don't mistake me for a sycophant, I have plenty of criticism of Obama, and not just from the left.  I agree, healthcare is not perfect, but I think getting anything done in that regard, even incrementally, is still a pretty BFD.
 
2014-05-26 05:00:19 PM  

atomic-age: walktoanarcade: udhq: If you really think Obama is "as bad as Bush" that's only because you're not paying attention.

LOL!

Funniest comment on Fark in a while. :D

But you did not address the point s/he made.


That's because he put tbem on ignore instead.
 
2014-05-26 05:10:56 PM  
Well, there is something to be said for consistency I suppose.

*golfclap*

Where's that reset button?
 
2014-05-26 05:17:40 PM  
drivingsouth:

How many Americans died in Libya, Syria, and Ukraine combined?

Nope, don't miss him. I admit that the bar doesn't get much lower, though.
 
2014-05-26 06:16:02 PM  

drivingsouth: [images.cpcache.com image 400x400]


Yeah, the Obama administration blows agents' cover on accident.  The Bush admin did it on purpose.  What an amateur.
 
2014-05-26 06:17:02 PM  
Is this in any obscure way connected to...

BENGHAZI!!!!

BENGHAZI!!!!
 BENGHAZI!!!!


BENGHAZI!!!!

BENGHAZI!!!!

(echo effect - off)
 
2014-05-26 06:28:30 PM  
Put Obama in the clink next to Bradley Manning.
 
2014-05-26 06:29:48 PM  
Preznit Odumbo strikes again.
 
m00
2014-05-26 06:31:29 PM  

Ishidan: overseen the largest expansion of civil freedoms in 50 years with his actions on gay marriage


You really believe that the largest expansion of civil freedoms in 50 years has occurred from 2008-now?
 
2014-05-26 06:31:37 PM  

jigger: Put Obama in the clink next to Bradley Manning.


That's Chelsea Manning to you.

themoderatevoice.com
 
2014-05-26 06:33:22 PM  

drivingsouth: jigger: Put Obama in the clink next to Bradley Manning.

That's Chelsea Manning to you.

[themoderatevoice.com image 620x366]


Until he asks me to call him that, it's Bradley.
 
2014-05-26 06:37:55 PM  

m00: Ishidan: overseen the largest expansion of civil freedoms in 50 years with his actions on gay marriage

You really believe that the largest expansion of civil freedoms in 50 years has occurred from 2008-now?


That was my claim, and yes, it's true.

8-30 million Americans were legally considered sub-human under DOMA, and while this hasn't been fully corrected, the progress that has been made since 2008 is unprecedented in the post-Civil Rights era.
 
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