Quotes of the day

posted at 10:55 pm on September 13, 2012 by Allahpundit

After days of protests and related violence, concerns are growing that furor over an anti-Islam video could intensify even more Friday — threatening U.S. interests abroad and at home…

Worries about Friday, in particular, stem from the fact Muslims hold weekly prayers that day — and may congregate afterward and march on U.S. diplomatic missions.

“We are in a full-court press at every single one of the posts in the Middle East and anywhere else there is any chance of demonstrations after Friday services to make sure nothing bad happens. And to have the security in place in case bad things do happen,” one senior U.S. official said.

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made clear on Thursday that the U.S. government had nothing to do with an anti-Muslim film she personally finds “disgusting and reprehensible” as protests over it spread to Yemen after assaults on embassy compounds in Egypt and Libya.

“The United States government had absolutely nothing to do with this video,” Clinton said alongside Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Saad-Eddine Al-Otmani at the State Department. “… We have the greatest respect for people of faith… this video is disgusting and reprehensible. It appears to have a deeply cynical purpose, to denigrate a great religion and to promote rage.”

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Speaking to an international religious freedom conference in Washington Wednesday, Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough endorsed efforts to create “a world where the dignity of all people—and all faiths—is respected.”

According to his prepared remarks released by the White House, he then added: “This work takes on added urgency given the truly abhorrent video that has offended so many people–Muslims, and non-Muslims alike—in our country and around the world.”

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[W]hy did I tweet that Bacile should be in jail? The “free speech” in Bacile’s film is not about expressing a personal opinion about Islam. It denigrates the religion by depicting the faith’s founder in several ludicrous and historically inaccurate scenes to incite and inflame viewers. Even the film’s actors say they were duped.

Bacile’s movie is not the first to denigrate a religious figure, nor will it be the last. The Last Temptation of Christ was protested vigorously. The difference is that Bacile indirectly and inadvertently inflamed people half a world away, resulting in the deaths of U.S. Embassy personnel…

While the First Amendment right to free expression is important, it is also important to remember that other countries and cultures do not have to understand or respect our right.

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What, exactly, does Romney mean by “American values”? The embassy never apologized for free speech or diplomatic sovereignty. The only American offense it criticized was the movie’s “bigotry” and “efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.” Does Romney regard this criticism as an “apology for American values”? Is bigotry an American value? Is it weak or un-American to repudiate slurs against Muslims?

I don’t know where you were born, Mr. Romney (just kidding!), but where I come from, there’s nothing more American than recognizing the idiocy of a man’s views and, at the same time, his right to express them. If you can’t tell the difference between those two things, the main threat to our values right now isn’t President Obama, the Egyptians, the Libyans, or our diplomats in Cairo. It’s you.

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YouTube will not remove a film clip mocking the Islamic Prophet Mohammad that has been blamed for anti-US protests in Egypt and Libya, but it has blocked access to it in those countries…

“This video – which is widely available on the Web – is clearly within our guidelines and so will stay on YouTube,” Google said in a statement. “However, given the very difficult situation in Libya and Egypt, we have temporarily restricted access in both countries.”

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I have to say it’s a little unseemly for our government to officially take a position on a YouTube video, even one that sparked an international crisis. It’s even more unseemly that our government is taking the same position on that film as the people who just killed our ambassador in Benghazi…

The West will not, cannot, change its laws to accommodate anybody’s emotions, especially not people on the other side of the planet who replace our flag with the Al Qaeda flag and murder our diplomats.The Internet will always be offensive and our First Amendment will not be repealed. The longer it takes for Middle Easterners to understand this and adjust, the more people are going to die.

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It’s a modern marvel to witness how thoroughly the country’s journalists and commentators have, over the past decade, internalized false notions about Muslims, violence, and free expression. For instance, that depicting the historical figure of Muhammad is untenable blasphemy (see the Muhammad Image Archive for a repository of rejoinders); that the mere discussion about the proposed portrayal of a cartoon Muhammad bear-suit should be avoided at all costs in order to avoid a potential spasm of Mideast violence; and that retreating so abjectly from the defense of free speech will somehow make the world a safer place…

Which is ultimately why the embassy’s pre-emptive apology for private speech is so self-defeating. Not only are you encouraging the easily offended to lower their outrage bar still further—and thus perpetuating the cycle of stifled speech in the free and democratic West—you are reinforcing the pernicious idea that expression in the United States is sanctioned by the government until stated otherwise.

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“[We are trying to] promote democracy in places that do not have any values for civilized societies, values like respecting minorities and women’s rights and an independent judiciary and rule of law. How much longer do we now support and fund Sharia democracy?”

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Tonight/tomorrow it will be hot, hot, hot in the Arab Spring.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 10:58 PM

The Mohammedans are laughing at you America you and your WIMP USURPER President. They attacked TWO of your embassies SIMULTANEOUSLY on the anniversary of 9/11 and your pathetic REGIME was apologizing to THEM even BEFORE the attacks took place.

Don’t believe me look at the time line the US Egyptian Embassy issued its USURPER inspired, pathetic, wimpish, weasel like sniveling apology for American Free Speech BEFORE the Embassy was attacked.

The USURPER has turned the USA in to a laughing stock all over the world.

The REGIME wants you to believe that an obscure little online movie trailer was the cause of this what a JOKE that is .Why were all the Egyptians and Libyans shouting ‘”There are Billions of OSAMAS- Obama”. Who CO-ORDINATED the attacks who told them to chant OSAMA BIN LADENS name. Its the USURPER’s and the DUMBOCRATS constant football SPIKING mantra of ‘I KILLED OSAMA’ that has them riled up.

RasThavas on September 13, 2012 at 10:58 PM

After days of protests and related violence, concerns are growing that furor over an anti-Islam video could intensify even more Friday — threatening U.S. interests abroad and at home…

The movie came out 6 months ago. It is not dignified to even mention it. The media, Hillary and Obama are utter fools.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 10:59 PM

“We are in a full-court press at every single one of the posts in the Middle East and anywhere else there is any chance of demonstrations after Friday services to make sure nothing bad happens

Where were you imbecile’s Tuesday, the anniversary of 9/11?

JPeterman on September 13, 2012 at 10:59 PM

The irony of Obama being destroyed by his Egypt/Libya policies is thicker than molasses.

McCain was a fool on Hannity as regards Libya and his/Obama’s fantasy…Shawn cut him off in disgust.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Remember when all those Catholics rioted over that Bill Maher movie “Religulous” where he had the chimp dressed as the Pope? Oh, wait.

cynccook on September 13, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Where were you imbeciles Tuesday, the anniversary of 9/11?

JPeterman on September 13, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Campaignin’

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:02 PM

The difference is that Bacile indirectly and inadvertently inflamed people half a world away,

the same people who are inflamed by a frikin teddy bear, right ?

burrata on September 13, 2012 at 11:02 PM

They should have been “sent to Hell” as Krauthammer said. Instead Hillary, the cow, and Obama, the oaf, apologized for American freedom and values, to savages of the 7th century.

Welcome to America, circa 2012, JPeterman. You have my full sympathy.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Hillary is disgusting beyond belief. May her political life be destroyed over being a fool for Obama.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:04 PM

This is all the logical, almost inevitable, and easily foreseeable outcome of all America’s bowing scraping to Islam and Muslims, in Afcrapistan and Iraq and throughout the middle east. The fact that our own army and marine traitorous, oath breaking, sons of #itches generals have been in the front of all this bowing and scraping has made it even worse.

VorDaj on September 13, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Bette Midler and the rest of the media have fully bought into the idea that Islamists are “Noble Savages”.

batterup on September 13, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Hillary is disgusting beyond belief. May her political life be destroyed over being a fool for Obama.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:04 PM

May the army and marine generals burn in Hell right next to her and Obama.

VorDaj on September 13, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Just checked tomorrow’s schedule for Dear Preezy .. (since he IS back in DC tonight)
“no public schedule”.
Will he actually HOLD a foreign policy mtg ??
Would the China situation merit that ??

pambi on September 13, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Needless to day, Michele Bachmann has been vindicated (again). With Shrillary under the influence of a muslim brotherhood apologist, I can only assume they have no intention of defending America from them.

SouthernGent on September 13, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Bette Midler and the rest of the media have fully bought into the idea that Islamists are “Noble Savages”.

batterup on September 13, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Our army and marine generals just think they are noble.

VorDaj on September 13, 2012 at 11:06 PM

They should have been “sent to Hell” as Krauthammer said. Instead Hillary, the cow, and Obama, the oaf, apologized for American freedom and values, to savages of the 7th century.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:03 PM

They are just following (“leading from behind”) our army and marine sons of #itches generals.

VorDaj on September 13, 2012 at 11:08 PM

The irony of Obama being destroyed by his Egypt/Libya policies is thicker than molasses.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:01 PM

He ain’t destroyed yet.

Night all.

Lanceman on September 13, 2012 at 11:08 PM

May the army and marine generals burn in Hell right next to her and Obama.

VorDaj on September 13, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Yeppers. All they’re interested in is another star, upon retirement, which Obama provides, mostly for PC.

Dr. Krauthammer is right – they are in meltdown at State because they know Obama will throw them under the bus.

Mark my words, the Clintons will vote for Romney.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:08 PM

A new Arab Spring in Fall..

“It’s a beautiful thing to watch….democracy rising….
[sniff, sniff]…..”

Obama Thumpers like aductwithbile

Electrongod on September 13, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Bette Midler and the rest of the media have fully bought into the idea that Islamists are “Noble Savages”.

batterup on September 13, 2012 at 11:04 PM

If they’re so noble, I dare her to take her act to the Middle East and do a tour there. This is a prime example why the left can never be handed the responsibility of our national security ever again. They would gladly repeal the First Amendment in this country just to placate a few thousand religious fanatics overseas. I never thought in a million years that Sharia Law was possible in this country, but it’s weeks like this that make me feel otherwise.

Doughboy on September 13, 2012 at 11:09 PM

He ain’t destroyed yet.

Night all.

Lanceman on September 13, 2012 at 11:08 PM

“being” is not in the past, indeed. It’s schadenfreudig to watch him getting there, the inept hoax and charlatan upon an entire world.

I’m laughing at you, the fools in Europe, the Nobel idiots, the Germans who yesterday said “the US will not be repsected under Romney”, as if she is under this incredible oaf, etc, etc.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:10 PM

The movie is completely irrelevant. Our Secretary of State shouldn’t have to say anything about it.

Baerwulf on September 13, 2012 at 11:10 PM

If you can’t tell the difference between those two things, the main threat to our values right now isn’t President Obama, the Egyptians, the Libyans, or our diplomats in Cairo. It’s you.

Spoken like a true bigot and jihady.
I’m sure this Obamoron was equally outraged over Hussein killing Agent Brian Terry .

burrata on September 13, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Water is wet, the sky is blue and Muslims are burning things and chanting death to this and that while the dhimmi progressives cry over us conservatives calling out the “religion of peace” for it’s savagery and brutality.

Yup, just another normal day…

Yakko77 on September 13, 2012 at 11:10 PM

The Chinese are using this crisis to take over an island from Japan.

Oh yes, Obama was going to heal the world and all fires were going to quit smoking and stop burning and we all were going to be one big kumbaya. May all the fools who brung him burn in Hell, and never be forgiven.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Bolten and West let them have it on Greta.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:11 PM

General Allen here all you disrespecters of the Great Religion of Peace. These fine well meaning Muslims were just stressed out from not being able to eat during the day during Ramadan.

RasThavas on September 13, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Welcome to America, circa 2012, JPeterman. You have my full sympathy.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:03 PM

I miss my family…

JPeterman on September 13, 2012 at 11:13 PM

It appears to have a deeply cynical purpose, to denigrate a great religion and to promote rage.”

Your existence promotes their rage.

Bishop on September 13, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Lancedude,, so early??

Nighty night.

wolly4321 on September 13, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Attention!!! General Petraeus here. I condemn the action of the individual in the United States who made a film disrespecting the Great Prophet Mohammad. That action was hateful. It was intolerant, and it was extremely disrespectful. I condemn the actions of a small number of individuals who have been extremely disrespectful to the Holy Qur’an. Together with our Muslim Partners in Peace, we must secure and serve the people of the Muslim world.

RasThavas on September 13, 2012 at 11:14 PM

According to his prepared remarks released by the White House, he then added: “This work takes on added urgency given the truly abhorrent video that has offended so many people–Muslims, and non-Muslims alike—in our country and around the world.”

…the fact that Muslims are killing Christian countrymen in some of these middle eastern countries hasn’t been abhorrent for how long now?

KOOLAID2 on September 13, 2012 at 11:14 PM

In this:

The “free speech” in Bacile’s film is not about expressing a personal opinion about Islam. It denigrates the religion by depicting the faith’s founder in several ludicrous and historically inaccurate scenes to incite and inflame viewers.

… this:

The “free speech” in Bacile’s film is not about expressing a personal opinion about Islam.

… is not supported by this:

It denigrates the religion by depicting the faith’s founder in several ludicrous and historically inaccurate scenes to incite and inflame viewers.

… so this:

Anthea Butler is an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

… because of all that, and also this:

While the First Amendment right to free expression is important, it is also important to remember that other countries and cultures do not have to understand or respect our right.

… should be this:

Anthea Butler is an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

And that’s that.

Axe on September 13, 2012 at 11:14 PM

I miss my family…

JPeterman on September 13, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Awwww…. :( Give yourself a hug from me!

cynccook on September 13, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Where were you imbeciles Tuesday, the anniversary of 9/11?

JPeterman on September 13, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Choosing the perfect outfits in which to play keno and roulette.

Bishop on September 13, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Time for a Christian Jihad? I’ll be they have more ammo stashed….

Who is John Galt on September 13, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Who is John Galt on September 13, 2012 at 11:15 PM

They? We? Yeah, I’ve been confused for decades. God, YES! jesu, not convinced.

Who is John Galt on September 13, 2012 at 11:17 PM

The Chinese are using this crisis to take over an island from Japan.

Oh yes, Obama was going to heal the world and all fires were going to quit smoking and stop burning and we all were going to be one big kumbaya. May all the fools who brung him burn in Hell, and never be forgiven.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Correction, the Chinese are going to try to take an island from Japan. Odds are that the Japanese are not going to be intimidated by China and not going to just roll over.

SWalker on September 13, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Just checked tomorrow’s schedule for Dear Preezy .. (since he IS back in DC tonight)
“no public schedule”.
Will he actually HOLD a foreign policy mtg ??
Would the China situation merit that ??

pambi on September 13, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Tomorrow , as in Friday tomorrow , right ?
We can’t expect Hussein to disrespect mooHAMmad and meet with kafirs on a Friday when muslims all over the world are outside US Embassies going all muslimy , which may be broadcast live for his enjoyment .

burrata on September 13, 2012 at 11:18 PM

General Casey here! Stand at ease. Smoke ‘um if you got ‘em. No mater how tragic the untimely death of a few Americans might be to some, we must not let this affect the diversity of those who watch our embassies, as if we did, that would be a much greater tragedy.

RasThavas on September 13, 2012 at 11:18 PM

We have the greatest respect for people of faith…

Unless your Christian…well…err…except when my hubby can’t keep it in his pants and we have to get that money shot of the bible in his hand as we head to church.

msupertas on September 13, 2012 at 11:19 PM

The State Department is a joke. A lethal one. As recently as June of this year following an attack on the Benghazi embassy, the officials there were asking for greater security. To whom did they apparently turn?

The bombing will revive concerns about the lack of security in Libya, where the weak authorities are still struggling to restore stability after last year’s revolt and where arms and explosives are easily available.

In the past two months, there have been armed attacks on the offices of the Red Cross in Benghazi and on a convoy carrying the head of the United Nations mission to Libya.

Tuesday’s attack was the first time a U.S. facility had been targeted since Gadhafi was overthrown.

“We have asked the Libyan government to increase its security around U.S. facilities,” the official at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli told Reuters.

At the time of this week’s attacks the Benghazi embassy still lacked reinforced doors and bulletproof glass. It took the rioters less than 15 minutes to gain access and all the Iraqi “security” people outside apparently fled. Well done, Hill!

cynccook on September 13, 2012 at 11:20 PM

I feel like I’m in bizarro world. Here we have a deranged mob of lunatics, rioting and murdering over a silly video, and the focus here is on the bloody filmmaker!! Who, of course, has now been outed by his own gov’t and is probably living in fear for his life. The Islamic extremist mindset killed those people, not some movie, yet in order to not set off the barbarians no one can say that. Unbelievable.

changer1701 on September 13, 2012 at 11:20 PM

RasThavas on September 13, 2012 at 11:11 PM

The Joint Chiefs azz phones some turkey who has the freedom of expression. Has he no better things to do? Where is the dinity of the entire US? In the Obama latrine.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Evening all… wonderful subjects again… Had my fill. I am gonna retire…

Good night and God Bless!!

Scrumpy on September 13, 2012 at 11:20 PM

The REGIME wants you to believe that an obscure little online movie trailer was the cause of this what a JOKE that is .Why were all the Egyptians and Libyans shouting ‘”There are Billions of OSAMAS- Obama”. Who CO-ORDINATED the attacks who told them to chant OSAMA BIN LADENS name. Its the USURPER’s and the DUMBOCRATS constant football SPIKING mantra of ‘I KILLED OSAMA’ that has them riled up.

RasThavas on September 13, 2012 at 10:58 PM

…the films been out for a while…and Hill has been talking about a shiny film all day today. Can’t find her ambassador for 8 hours…but found a film!

KOOLAID2 on September 13, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Hmmm, how long until the correct response re the video is that it’s irrelevant?

Islam is not a new religion, so it’s past time we had ‘the talk’ with them. It has to happen and best it happens soon. The only question is how many people will die between now and then. Not everyone will like you Islam and some people may mock you. That doesn’t give you the right to attack them. Is this a different message than we teach our children? If we expect less from followers of Islam than we do any other religion, aren’t we discriminating against them?

There’s a reset button that hasn’t been used yet. Pray we don’t find the need to push it.

CitizenEgg on September 13, 2012 at 11:21 PM

SWalker on September 13, 2012 at 11:17 PM

But they can’t count on their friends in the US any more.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:21 PM

It appears to have a deeply cynical purpose, to denigrate a great religion

I wonder what part of it Hillary finds most awesomest. Is it the female genital mutilation? Is it the constant theme to kill Jews, Christians and polytheists? Is it all them virgins you get to have in Muslim heaven if you kill enough non Muslims? Just what is it that sets Hillary’s heart a flutter when she ponders Islam?

Buddahpundit on September 13, 2012 at 11:21 PM

JPeterman, understood. We are your friends but can’t be your family. Hang in there. It’s going to be an interesting autumn.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:21 PM

The 25 Step Plan To Keep Islamists Happy!

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-25-step-plan-to-keep-islamists-happy.html

M2RB: 10,000 Maniacs

Resist We Much on September 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Water is wet, the sky is blue and Muslims are burning things and chanting death to this and that while the dhimmi progressives cry over us conservatives calling out the “religion of peace” for it’s savagery and brutality.

Yup, just another normal day…

Yakko77 on September 13, 2012 at 11:10 PM

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”

On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”

In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once
more.

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

Axe on September 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Awwww…. :( Give yourself a hug from me!

cynccook on September 13, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Thanks, I was in Prague for a long weekend of business. I am jet lagged and cranky.

JPeterman on September 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM

JPeterman,, don’t know your full story. Only bits and pieces. From your posts, I gather some.

Your posts are lucid and poinant, always. I enjoy them.

I don’t know why assume, but somehow I figure you have an important story that needs told.

I apologize for being presumptous enough to say so.

wolly4321 on September 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM

…Eastwood and the ‘chair’…Clint you magnificent bast-id!
Genius!

KOOLAID2 on September 13, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Pic & Reminder of the Day: “We Are Americans And We Have A Right To Debate And Disagree With Any Administration.”

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/09/reminder-of-day-we-are-americans-and-we.html

M2RB: Queen, Wembley Stadium

Resist We Much on September 13, 2012 at 11:23 PM

JP, are you back from Europe?

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:23 PM

After days of protests and related violence, concerns are growing that furor over an anti-Islam video could intensify even more Friday — threatening U.S. interests abroad and at home…

Enough already! Somebody farts during prayers and it is cause for a riot. They are savages and I hope they end up killing each other on Friday. Then, we send in the Seagull Predator Drones.

RovesChins on September 13, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Totally shallow — but what in heck is Palin wearing? It looks like one of those nightgowns my grandmother wore around the house. Totally distracting.

Dark Star on September 13, 2012 at 11:24 PM

RWM, confirm that you saw this. Been saving it for you.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Thanks, I was in Prague for a long weekend of business. I am jet lagged and cranky.

JPeterman on September 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM

…it’s okay!…your ‘cranky’…is my ‘good mood’…(:->)

KOOLAID2 on September 13, 2012 at 11:24 PM

I just saw a Virginia-targeted ad for Romney. We gotta keep fighting.

22044 on September 13, 2012 at 11:25 PM

SWalker on September 13, 2012 at 11:17 PM

But they can’t count on their friends in the US any more.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:21 PM

The Japanese are not as soft or faded as many would like to believe, the old Samurai Warrior is asleep, not dead. The Chinese wake him up at their own peril.

SWalker on September 13, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Resist We Much on September 13, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Goodie!

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Thanks, I was in Prague for a long weekend of business. I am jet lagged and cranky.

JPeterman on September 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM

…and wishing you were still in Europe? You should make yourself a nice cup of beer.

cynccook on September 13, 2012 at 11:26 PM

SWalker on September 13, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Yes, yes, but the very fact that the Chinese did it now is telling.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Totally shallow — but what in heck is Palin wearing? It looks like one of those nightgowns my grandmother wore around the house. Totally distracting.

Dark Star on September 13, 2012 at 11:24 PM

…ok ok!…if it bothers you…I’ll take it off her!

KOOLAID2 on September 13, 2012 at 11:26 PM

burrata on September 13, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Humbly, I stand corrected.

GOD HELP US !!

pambi on September 13, 2012 at 11:26 PM

A Huma-tocracy! is breaking out in Egypt. Hilary must be so proud.

Even Vitter, the Egyptian based reporter on FOX, is blaming this all on that movie.
They’re pushing this pretext for all it’s worth.

AmeriCuda on September 13, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Well I’m definitely feeling safer tonight knowing that a bunch of retards led by a dog eating halfwit are running the show, they obviously have all the pieces lined up and accounted for.

Bishop on September 13, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Choosing the perfect outfits in which to play keno and roulette.

Bishop on September 13, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Made me laugh.

KCB on September 13, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Well I’m definitely feeling safer tonight knowing that a bunch of retards led by a dog eating halfwit are running the show, they obviously have all the pieces lined up and accounted for.

Bishop on September 13, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Turns out that if Hillary would have gotten the 3:00a.m. phone call she’d have been just as retarded.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Good night and God Bless!!

Scrumpy on September 13, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Take care…

Electrongod on September 13, 2012 at 11:28 PM

JPeterman, understood. We are your friends but can’t be your family. Hang in there. It’s going to be an interesting autumn.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:21 PM

I’ll be family JPeterman. :) Here, to make you feel better.

Loan me $20?

What’s in the fridge?

I invited a couple friends over; hope that’s all right.

I appreciate it bro. Look, I’ll be back on my feet one, two weeks tops.

O — You’re out of toilet paper.

That’s mine! That’s for me!

H’lo?

Axe on September 13, 2012 at 11:28 PM

The difference is that Bacile indirectly and inadvertently inflamed people half a world away

[YouTube] it has blocked access to it in those countries

Maybe YouTube has it right… remove internet access from countries prone to things like this.

malclave on September 13, 2012 at 11:28 PM

The 6 months old movie has zero to do with any of this. Period.

Hillary is an utter fool. Fox is too.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Turns out that if Hillary would have gotten the 3:00a.m. phone call she’d have been just as retarded.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Maybe we should make sure the call comes before Happy Hour??!!

KCB on September 13, 2012 at 11:29 PM


Colonel Allen West Answers a Marine’s Question

Seven Percent Solution on September 13, 2012 at 11:29 PM

AmeriCuda on September 13, 2012 at 11:26 PM

It seems like Fox News is starting to suck too.

22044 on September 13, 2012 at 11:29 PM

@BetteMidler
Who are the idiots who made the video and put it on YouTube? When do we meet them? They should be charged with murder.

It has to be hard pulling your head out of your ass with that nose. Go back to sleep.

RovesChins on September 13, 2012 at 11:30 PM

…Eastwood and the ‘chair’…Clint you magnificent bast-id!
Genius!

KOOLAID2 on September 13, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Eastwood never really was responsible for the death of Americans…
Just on the silver screen.

Empty Seat and His Side-Kick….TOTuS..
are.

Electrongod on September 13, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made clear on Thursday that the U.S. government had nothing to do with an anti-Muslim film she personally finds “disgusting and reprehensible” as protests over it spread to Yemen after assaults on embassy compounds in Egypt and Libya.

Wait till she she sees the new video that I’m producing and directing, called Pissing on a Prophet, including a variety of different kinds of individuals, actors all, pissing on a poster of Mohammed, dressed in drag. We’ll have, in consecutive scenes, a homeless man, a priest, a rabbi, a woman in a bikini, another woman in a burkha, a guy in a suit with a briefcase, and ending with an Arkansas Razorback fan dressed in full costume, all pissing on the poster. As the credits roll, there’s a montage of the cast stuffing bacon in their mouths, while singing We are the Champions.

TXUS on September 13, 2012 at 11:30 PM

SWalker on September 13, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Yes, yes, but the very fact that the Chinese did it now is telling.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:26 PM

True, the Chinese are basically telegraphing their belief that Obama is going to loose. Last week they said that Romney’s economic positions would be detrimental to US-Chinese relations. So they are attempting to take advantage of events in the Middle East that they believe will have America, shall we say, distracted.

SWalker on September 13, 2012 at 11:30 PM

JPeterman,, don’t know your full story. Only bits and pieces. From your posts, I gather some.

Your posts are lucid and poinant, always. I enjoy them.

I don’t know why assume, but somehow I figure you have an important story that needs told.

I apologize for being presumptous enough to say so.

wolly4321 on September 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM

I actually started a story about something that happened to my family about 3 months after the Velvet Revolution called “The Crate” while I was flying home. I’m going to get that blog started if it kills me :)

JPeterman on September 13, 2012 at 11:31 PM

The 25 Step Plan To Keep Islamists Happy!

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-25-step-plan-to-keep-islamists-happy.html

M2RB: 10,000 Maniacs

Resist We Much on September 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Ha! But even this isn’t true because they’re also extremely eager to kill other Muslims if they belong to the wrong sect!

cynccook on September 13, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Turns out that if Hillary would have gotten the 3:00a.m. phone call she’d have been just as retarded.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Either of them would have said “Wrong number, don’t call again.”

I hope Dog Eater had a nice time in Vegas, that he got a big pile of campaign money. Meanwhile 4 Americans are still dead.

Bishop on September 13, 2012 at 11:31 PM

RovesChins on September 13, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Wait one damn minute!! Who farted?

KCB on September 13, 2012 at 11:31 PM

No excuse for the bs I’ve been reading and seen on Drudge today. No freaking excuse. This administration is a failure on all counts of epic proportions. Rid the land of them in November. Get busy talking anyone you can into helping us rid the land of this stain! No more silence! Strangers, friends, family, talk their ears off. Motivate them to lose this pariah of a President! The worst ever! Lose him like a bad case of…………………..Now!!!

Bmore on September 13, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Turns out that if Hillary would have gotten the 3:00a.m. phone call she’d have been just as retarded.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Maybe we should make sure the call comes before Happy Hour??!!

KCB on September 13, 2012 at 11:29 PM

The call comes during the campaign. You are holed up in a car with the choom gang.

RovesChins on September 13, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Axe on September 13, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Heh – the son JPeterman didn’t know he had.

22044 on September 13, 2012 at 11:31 PM

MUTTONTOWN, N.Y. – Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, will start receiving intelligence briefings next week, the campaign said tonight.

“For the last several weeks, the Romney campaign has been in touch with the intelligence community to arrange intelligence briefings for Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan, consistent with tradition,” Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said. “They will begin next week and, beyond that, we will have no further comment.”

The announcement comes after Romney officials said Wednesday that the candidate had not received intelligence briefings.

Romney has condemned the Obama administration’s handling of the Libya crisis, but he too has been criticized for issuing a statement on the incident before the White House and before all the details were known.

Romney has maintained that it is never “too early” to condemn attacks like those in Libya that left four Americans dead this week.

SouthernGent on September 13, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Hillary is an utter fool. Fox is too.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Bette Midler, too.

SailorMark on September 13, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Just what is it that sets Hillary’s heart a flutter when she ponders Islam?

Buddahpundit on September 13, 2012 at 11:21 PM

It may be the beheadings (not necessarily of the “big head”) as that’s what she has so often wanted to do to Bill.

VorDaj on September 13, 2012 at 11:32 PM

RovesChins on September 13, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Wait one damn minute!! Who farted?

KCB on September 13, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Front row. During prayers, you better hold it in cause the guy behind you is RIGHT THERE.

RovesChins on September 13, 2012 at 11:33 PM

RWM, confirm that you saw this. Been saving it for you.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Got it. Thanks.

Resist We Much on September 13, 2012 at 11:33 PM

No more Maplethorpes and anti-christian polemics. Fair is fair. If the “prophet” is off limits in America then so is Christ. And so is Israel. A lot of people believe that modern Israel is a biblical prophecy. If we can’t critique islam then we can’t critique Zionism. Fair is fair.

BoxHead1 on September 13, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Today’s Tech Tip:

How to get the Camel Stink off your Prayer Rug.

1. Blame the Jews.
2. Stone a Goat in the public square for Mocking Allah.
3. Let the Goat rot in the sun awhile before you mate with it.
4. Now wrap the Goat in your Prayer Rug.
5. Jump around like a chimp and blame the Jews for your dead Goat.
6. Throw all your stinky shoes at it, which is to say, throw all your shoes at it.
7. Unwrap your Prayer rug and rub your wife’s burka on it. This will mask the stinky Goat smell.

Finally: Blame the Jews..and…you shouldn’t be able to smell that stinky Camel smell any longer. Your Prayer rug will smell like your Jihadi Wife.

Tomorrows Tech Tip:

How to get the Jihadi Wife Burka Stink off your Prayer Rug.

SparkPlug on September 13, 2012 at 11:33 PM

The GOP will betray you!..:)

The GOPe will betray you!..:)

Dire Straits on September 13, 2012 at 11:33 PM

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