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2020-08-13 1:25:08 PM  
Everything is a "war" to some people.
 
2020-08-13 2:48:41 PM  
Hey let's ask the guy who actually oversaw the killing of Bin Laden whether it's an accurate metaphor

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2020-08-13 3:21:28 PM  
This about sums up my thoughts.

Let's talk about teachers, expectations, and SEALs....
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2020-08-13 3:22:05 PM  
I'm beginning to think this DeSantis fellow is a bit on the "special" side of things, if you catch my drift.
 
2020-08-13 3:23:51 PM  
He went on to compare the 1981 Iranian hostage situation to his inability to remove a GI JOE doll from his rectum.
 
2020-08-13 3:25:13 PM  
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2020-08-13 3:25:42 PM  
It's risky and will require Navy SEALs to pull off correctly?
 
2020-08-13 3:25:49 PM  
"She viewed reopening her schools as a mission akin to a Navy SEAL operation," DeSantis said. "Just as the SEALs surmounted obstacles to bring Osama bin Laden to justice, so too would the Martin County School system find a way to provide parents with a meaningful choice of in-person instruction or continued distance learning."

Ron, this wankery only works on the people who already on your side.  None of the people who are unwilling to get sick so you can impress Dear Leader, are wanking it to GI Joe fantasies.

You would have gotten a lot more traction with Deep Legitimate Concern strategy about starving kids and kids in abusive homes.  Just make sure you don't give reporters time to ask why the function of schools is to feed children and protect them from their homes.
 
2020-08-13 3:26:55 PM  
"She viewed reopening her schools as a mission akin to a Navy SEAL operation," DeSantis said. "Just as the SEALs surmounted obstacles to bring Osama bin Laden to justice, so too would the Martin County School system find a way to provide parents with a meaningful choice of in-person instruction or continued distance learning."


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2020-08-13 3:27:21 PM  
Just the dumbest motherfarking timeline possible.
 
2020-08-13 3:27:45 PM  
"She viewed reopening her schools as a mission akin to a Navy SEAL operation," DeSantis said. "Just as the SEALs surmounted obstacles to bring Osama bin Laden to justice, so too would the Martin County School system find a way to provide parents with a meaningful choice of in-person instruction or continued distance learning."

Navy SEALs have a reputation as highly disciplined, motivated, goal oriented operators who function seamlessly as a team.

You run a school district in Florida.


See the difference?
 
2020-08-13 3:28:00 PM  

dothemath: He went on to compare the 1981 Iranian hostage situation to his inability to remove a GI JOE doll from his rectum.


He was really gung-ho about that until it caused a roadblock.  Then there was major blood everywhere.
 
2020-08-13 3:28:09 PM  
Started by a idiot and finished up by a successful African American?
 
2020-08-13 3:28:39 PM  
JFC.  How on earth are these people allowed to wield power?
 
2020-08-13 3:29:02 PM  

Snapper Carr: "She viewed reopening her schools as a mission akin to a Navy SEAL operation," DeSantis said. "Just as the SEALs surmounted obstacles to bring Osama bin Laden to justice, so too would the Martin County School system find a way to provide parents with a meaningful choice of in-person instruction or continued distance learning."

Navy SEALs have a reputation as highly disciplined, motivated, goal oriented operators who function seamlessly as a team.

You run a school district in Florida.


See the difference?


They also have a reputation for war crimes, so maybe the analogy isn't as dissimilar as you might first think.
 
2020-08-13 3:33:16 PM  
The first action had and the second will result in many deaths...
 
2020-08-13 3:33:34 PM  
Well the operation codename to kill Bin Laden was called Geronimo, and the military does have an obsession with thinking every enemy needs to be treated like they're Native American (Indian Country, anyone?), which of course is basically what America did, spread disease and kill the natives.

So in a roundabout way DeSantis is kind of right.
 
2020-08-13 3:35:50 PM  

alechemist: Started by a idiot and finished up by a successful African American?


Started by Reagan and finished to screw up the season finale of a TV show.
 
2020-08-13 3:36:08 PM  

Stupid Guitar: I'm beginning to think this DeSantis fellow is a bit on the "special" side of things, if you catch my drift.


Catching it like a child being forced to go back to school in Florida catches covid.
 
2020-08-13 3:37:35 PM  
Sooooo.....DeSantis is in favor of child soldiers?

He'd rather march children in to die in the trenches? Instead of hunkering down and wearing protective gear?
 
2020-08-13 3:38:26 PM  
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Seriously Florida.
 
2020-08-13 3:40:41 PM  
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2020-08-13 3:41:09 PM  
We'll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he means "a risky act that we believe is worth it".

The problem is that this is the equivalent of someone telling Obama "bin Laden's inside an underground bunker surrounded by six feet of nuclear weapons" and him still insisting on going forward with the raid.
 
2020-08-13 3:43:30 PM  

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That baby is telepathically broadcasting "HELP ME! I WANT TO BE AN ORPHAN. ANYTHING BUT THIS!"
 
2020-08-13 3:44:52 PM  
And one difference is you are sending your "SEALs" into battle with a pocket knife instead of state of the art equipment. Maybe we should militarize the schools then they might get what they need.
 
2020-08-13 3:48:20 PM  

ketkarsa: JFC.  How on earth are these people allowed to wield power?


They get elected.

You should never let it go by that these people are not the problem.  They are a symptom of the problem.
 
2020-08-13 3:49:02 PM  

koder: Hey let's ask the guy who actually oversaw the killing of Bin Laden whether it's an accurate metaphor

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That reminds me of the weird ass way those dems think. Send a kill team into a foreign nation without their knowledge and assassinate someone based on the decision of the leader of one nation. Yay, bin laden is dead and nobody is against it.

Trump gets soleimani dead and they all like, is that even legal?
 
2020-08-13 3:49:43 PM  

groppet: And one difference is you are sending your "SEALs" into battle with a pocket knife instead of state of the art equipment. Maybe we should militarize the schools then they might get what they need.


Crazy, but it would probably work.
 
2020-08-13 3:49:43 PM  

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Christ, I haven't seen anything that hostage-threatening as the time Stephen Harper was photographed holding a kitten.
 
2020-08-13 3:52:00 PM  
The problem is these kids need to be in school or else they could enter the workforce and compete with Republicans for jobs. Who would you rather hire for any position in your business that requires even a modicum of critical thinking: a school age child or an adult who chooses to support Trump? If you answered the latter then enjoy your financial ruin, you pear shaped loser.
 
2020-08-13 3:55:47 PM  

TheVirginMarty: koder: Hey let's ask the guy who actually oversaw the killing of Bin Laden whether it's an accurate metaphor

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That reminds me of the weird ass way those dems think. Send a kill team into a foreign nation without their knowledge and assassinate someone based on the decision of the leader of one nation. Yay, bin laden is dead and nobody is against it.

Trump gets soleimani dead and they all like, is that even legal?


Bin Laden was specifically authorized by law.   Soleimani was dick wagging and did more for Israel than it ever would the US.

Plus there was that whole "he was a foriegn dignitary" thing.  The equviland would be if someone whacked Mike Pence.
 
2020-08-13 3:59:24 PM  

koder: Hey let's ask the guy who actually oversaw the killing of Bin Laden whether it's an accurate metaphor

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I think it would be better ask someone that was actually there, not hiding back in safety, thousands of miles away
 
2020-08-13 4:04:11 PM  
The mask is just for show purposes......


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What the Fark is this dumbass talking about????

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We're supposed to follow what this farking Trump wannabe.....

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2020-08-13 4:04:29 PM  
"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." George W. Bush
 
2020-08-13 4:16:23 PM  
DeSantis similarly drew another baffling comparison during a press conference on Wednesday after bringing up a conversation he recently had with Martin County Superintendent Laurie Gaylord.
"She viewed reopening her schools as a mission akin to a Navy SEAL operation," DeSantis said. "Just as the SEALs surmounted obstacles to bring Osama bin Laden to justice, so too would the Martin County School system find a way to provide parents with a meaningful choice of in-person instruction or continued distance learning."


JFC.

I know Martin County is full of Kool-Aid drinking Trumpers but still...
 
2020-08-13 4:17:36 PM  
RECALL
RECALL
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2020-08-13 4:17:46 PM  

Snapper Carr: "She viewed reopening her schools as a mission akin to a Navy SEAL operation," DeSantis said. "Just as the SEALs surmounted obstacles to bring Osama bin Laden to justice, so too would the Martin County School system find a way to provide parents with a meaningful choice of in-person instruction or continued distance learning."

Navy SEALs have a reputation as highly disciplined, motivated, goal oriented operators who function seamlessly as a team.

You run a school district in Florida.


See the difference?


Not any school district. A school district in a county people move to because Palm Beach County is too brown for them.
 
2020-08-13 4:20:18 PM  

Misch: "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." George W. Bush


Remember when we couldn't possibly imagine a worse president?
 
2020-08-13 4:21:30 PM  

Rent Party: TheVirginMarty: koder: Hey let's ask the guy who actually oversaw the killing of Bin Laden whether it's an accurate metaphor

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That reminds me of the weird ass way those dems think. Send a kill team into a foreign nation without their knowledge and assassinate someone based on the decision of the leader of one nation. Yay, bin laden is dead and nobody is against it.

Trump gets soleimani dead and they all like, is that even legal?

Bin Laden was specifically authorized by law.   Soleimani was dick wagging and did more for Israel than it ever would the US.

Plus there was that whole "he was a foriegn dignitary" thing.  The equviland would be if someone whacked Mike Pence.


Soleimani was a recognized terrorist. The US and the UN had sanctioned him in connection with nuclear weapons. You can call a killer an ambassador but he's still a killer and honestly how can he be a recognized ambassador if the UN banned him from traveling?

Killing a known terrorist is pretty much in keeping with the whole war on terror thing. I think it's a bit hilarious tbh. Dude thought he was untouchable.
 
2020-08-13 4:22:21 PM  
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2020-08-13 4:24:31 PM  

alechemist: Started by a idiot and finished up by a successful African American?


No. dubya said, for the record, that he was not looking for Bin Laden any more. John McCain, during the 2008 election, explicitly said that he would not go after Bin Laden in Pakistan. Obama made it a priority and made it happen. It's called leadership.
 
2020-08-13 4:24:37 PM  

ketkarsa: JFC.  How on earth are these people allowed to wield power?


I am still not sure how they made it this far without wandering into traffic.
 
2020-08-13 4:24:45 PM  

TheVirginMarty: Rent Party: TheVirginMarty: koder: Hey let's ask the guy who actually oversaw the killing of Bin Laden whether it's an accurate metaphor

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That reminds me of the weird ass way those dems think. Send a kill team into a foreign nation without their knowledge and assassinate someone based on the decision of the leader of one nation. Yay, bin laden is dead and nobody is against it.

Trump gets soleimani dead and they all like, is that even legal?

Bin Laden was specifically authorized by law.   Soleimani was dick wagging and did more for Israel than it ever would the US.

Plus there was that whole "he was a foriegn dignitary" thing.  The equviland would be if someone whacked Mike Pence.

Soleimani was a recognized terrorist. The US and the UN had sanctioned him in connection with nuclear weapons. You can call a killer an ambassador but he's still a killer and honestly how can he be a recognized ambassador if the UN banned him from traveling?

Killing a known terrorist is pretty much in keeping with the whole war on terror thing. I think it's a bit hilarious tbh. Dude thought he was untouchable.


He was as much of a killer as the commandant of the Marine Corps is a killer.
 
2020-08-13 4:27:37 PM  
 
2020-08-13 4:40:12 PM  

NM Volunteer: TheVirginMarty: Rent Party: TheVirginMarty: koder: Hey let's ask the guy who actually oversaw the killing of Bin Laden whether it's an accurate metaphor

[Fark user image image 480x350]

That reminds me of the weird ass way those dems think. Send a kill team into a foreign nation without their knowledge and assassinate someone based on the decision of the leader of one nation. Yay, bin laden is dead and nobody is against it.

Trump gets soleimani dead and they all like, is that even legal?

Bin Laden was specifically authorized by law.   Soleimani was dick wagging and did more for Israel than it ever would the US.

Plus there was that whole "he was a foriegn dignitary" thing.  The equviland would be if someone whacked Mike Pence.

Soleimani was a recognized terrorist. The US and the UN had sanctioned him in connection with nuclear weapons. You can call a killer an ambassador but he's still a killer and honestly how can he be a recognized ambassador if the UN banned him from traveling?

Killing a known terrorist is pretty much in keeping with the whole war on terror thing. I think it's a bit hilarious tbh. Dude thought he was untouchable.

He was as much of a killer as the commandant of the Marine Corps is a killer.


Naw, this guy wasn't though. He was a hands on kinda guy. A real on the job training kind of leader.

It's weird how everyone wants to equate guys like that to American leaders. There is no equation. America is a quilt/ innosence culture and Iran is a honor/ shame culture.

They don't parallel.
 
2020-08-13 4:43:06 PM  

TheVirginMarty: NM Volunteer: TheVirginMarty: Rent Party: TheVirginMarty: koder: Hey let's ask the guy who actually oversaw the killing of Bin Laden whether it's an accurate metaphor

[Fark user image image 480x350]

That reminds me of the weird ass way those dems think. Send a kill team into a foreign nation without their knowledge and assassinate someone based on the decision of the leader of one nation. Yay, bin laden is dead and nobody is against it.

Trump gets soleimani dead and they all like, is that even legal?

Bin Laden was specifically authorized by law.   Soleimani was dick wagging and did more for Israel than it ever would the US.

Plus there was that whole "he was a foriegn dignitary" thing.  The equviland would be if someone whacked Mike Pence.

Soleimani was a recognized terrorist. The US and the UN had sanctioned him in connection with nuclear weapons. You can call a killer an ambassador but he's still a killer and honestly how can he be a recognized ambassador if the UN banned him from traveling?

Killing a known terrorist is pretty much in keeping with the whole war on terror thing. I think it's a bit hilarious tbh. Dude thought he was untouchable.

He was as much of a killer as the commandant of the Marine Corps is a killer.

Naw, this guy wasn't though. He was a hands on kinda guy. A real on the job training kind of leader.

It's weird how everyone wants to equate guys like that to American leaders. There is no equation. America is a quilt/ innosence culture and Iran is a honor/ shame culture.

They don't parallel.


You're calling the commandant of the Marine Corps a coward who wouldn't face an enemy personally?
 
2020-08-13 4:50:04 PM  

NM Volunteer: TheVirginMarty: NM Volunteer: TheVirginMarty: Rent Party: TheVirginMarty: koder: Hey let's ask the guy who actually oversaw the killing of Bin Laden whether it's an accurate metaphor

[Fark user image image 480x350]

That reminds me of the weird ass way those dems think. Send a kill team into a foreign nation without their knowledge and assassinate someone based on the decision of the leader of one nation. Yay, bin laden is dead and nobody is against it.

Trump gets soleimani dead and they all like, is that even legal?

Bin Laden was specifically authorized by law.   Soleimani was dick wagging and did more for Israel than it ever would the US.

Plus there was that whole "he was a foriegn dignitary" thing.  The equviland would be if someone whacked Mike Pence.

Soleimani was a recognized terrorist. The US and the UN had sanctioned him in connection with nuclear weapons. You can call a killer an ambassador but he's still a killer and honestly how can he be a recognized ambassador if the UN banned him from traveling?

Killing a known terrorist is pretty much in keeping with the whole war on terror thing. I think it's a bit hilarious tbh. Dude thought he was untouchable.

He was as much of a killer as the commandant of the Marine Corps is a killer.

Naw, this guy wasn't though. He was a hands on kinda guy. A real on the job training kind of leader.

It's weird how everyone wants to equate guys like that to American leaders. There is no equation. America is a quilt/ innosence culture and Iran is a honor/ shame culture.

They don't parallel.

You're calling the commandant of the Marine Corps a coward who wouldn't face an enemy personally?


Yeah, actually.
 
2020-08-13 4:56:58 PM  

ketkarsa: JFC.  How on earth are these people allowed to wield power?


we permit Republicans to exist
 
2020-08-13 5:04:18 PM  
Yeah, that sounds like something a Republican would say. One of those situations required a team of highly trained military people and the other one requires no skill at all, just a willingness to suck up to the stupidest asshole on the face of the earth.

But to a Republican, they look the same.
 
2020-08-13 5:05:47 PM  
Don't worry, in January the new President and Secretary of Education will do it properly and close the schools from the Federal level.  Just need to survive the next 4 1/2 months.
 
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