Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on September 23, 2012 by Allahpundit

Three days after he was killed, CNN found a journal belonging to late U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. The journal was found on the floor of the largely unsecured consulate compound where he was fatally wounded…

A source familiar with Stevens’ thinking told CNN earlier this week that, in the months leading up to his death, the late ambassador worried about what he called the security threats in Benghazi and a rise in Islamic extremism.

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But in reality, the fiasco appears to be largely — if not entirely — a State Department botch. It was the State Department that failed to provide its ambassador adequate security; it was the State Department that fled Benghazi in the aftermath of the attack, apparently failing to clear or secure the scene, leaving Stevens’ diary behind; and it was State that had taken the lead on the ground after the Libya intervention.

“When it comes to specific critiques about the attack, if either [the White House or State] should be getting blamed, it seems to me the primary one to be getting blamed should be State itself more than the [White House],” says one former State Department official with extensive experience in the region. “I mean if you take away the ‘buck stops here’ parsing of this stuff, if Stevens was issuing warning or expressing concerns he was doing so primarily through his own chain of command. The security on the ground belongs to State.”

And though the Department of State savaged CNN for reporting on the diary, BuzzFeed has learned that the department wasn’t even aware that Stevens’ personal diary existed before the cable channel told them about it.

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Senate Republicans are furious the Obama administration rebuffed their attempts to learn details of the Benghazi attack, only to give the coveted information to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal…

“It was like pulling teeth to get information yesterday,” [Lindsey] Graham said of the meeting with Clinton and other administration officials. “A lot of senators were frustrated. And you pick up major newspapers in the country and you find details not shared with you.”

“We were told nothing. We were told absolutely nothing,” said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), ranking Republican on the Armed Services Panel…

“If that isn’t an incredible disrespect to the members of the United States Senate, I don’t know what is,” he said. “It’s an example of the disdain with which this body is held by the administration, including, I’m sorry to say, the secretary of state.”

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The House GOP ought to use its power of subpoena to bring before it top administration officials to answer difficult questions about their conduct. Here’s where they should start:

Libya. The State Department’s disgraceful handling of the security situation at the Benghazi consulate led directly to the death of our ambassador, along with three other Americans. The State Department has stonewalled Freedom of Information Act requests regarding its security procedures, and continues to avoid answering basic questions as to whether unarmed British contractors were in fact providing “security.” President Obama and company continue to maintain the fiction that the attacks in Libya were “spontaneous” and therefore unforeseeable. In the end, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is charged with embassy and ambassador security. If it is found that the State Department had advance warning, that Ambassador Stevens feared that he was on the al Qaeda hit list, and that the State Department did nothing to give him armed protection, she should resign.

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National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor previews the president’s speech to the UN General Assembly next week…

“As he has in recent days, the President will make it clear that we reject the views in this video, while also underscoring that violence is never acceptable – a message that has been echoed by the leaders he has personally reached out to in places like Libya, Egypt and Yemen. He will also send a clear message that the United States will never retreat from the world; will bring justice to those who harm Americans; and will stand strongly for our democratic values abroad.”

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On the latter point, after a week and a half of peddling an utterly false narrative of what happened in Libya, the United States government is apparently beginning to discern that there are limits to what even Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Susan Rice can say with a straight face. The official line — that the slaughter of American officials was some sort of improvised movie review that got a little out of hand — is now in the process of modification to something bearing a less patently absurd relationship to what actually happened. That should not make any more forgivable the grotesque damage that the administration has done to the bedrock principle of civilized society: freedom of speech

Last year Hillary Clinton went to see the Broadway musical Book of Mormon. “We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others”? The Book of Mormon’s big showstopper is “Hasa Diga Eebowai” which apparently translates as “F*** you, God.” The U.S. secretary of state stood and cheered.

Why does Secretary Clinton regard “F*** you, God” as a fun toe-tapper for all the family but “F*** you, Allah” as “disgusting and reprehensible”? The obvious answer is that, if you sing the latter, you’ll find a far more motivated crowd waiting for you at the stage door. So the “leader of the free world” and “the most powerful man in the world” (to revive two cobwebbed phrases nobody seems to apply to the president of the United States anymore) is telling the planet that the way to ensure your beliefs command his “respect” is to be willing to burn and bomb and kill. You Mormons need to get with the program.

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According to a senior Western official who recently met with opposition leaders in liberated areas of Syria, the diplomatic arguments between the U.S. and France on one hand, and Russia, a longtime Assad ally, on the other, increasingly focus on this point, especially as the Assad regime grows weaker. Each side draws different conclusions from the massive protests and attacks in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and other countries in recent weeks against U.S. and Western interests that took the lives of a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. “The Russians argue that we must stick with Assad to prevent the rise of the Islamists. We say any continuation of Bashar’s policies [the bloody suppression and mass killings] will only cause a more Islamic outcome.”

There may be no getting around such an outcome in any case. “In the last four decades, Islamists brilliantly positioned themselves as the alternative to the failed secular ‘authoritarian bargain,’ ” Fawaz Gerges, director of the Mideast Center at the London School of Economics, writes in a new essay, “The Islamist Moment.” “They have already won majorities of parliamentary seats in a number of countries, including Tunisia, Egypt, and Morocco, and will likely make further gains in Libya, Jordan, and maybe even in Syria after the dust settles on the raging battlefield there.”

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At home, [Obama's] personal story as the son of a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya symbolized hopes of overcoming America’s racial divides. Might his personal story as an American-Christian descended from East African Muslims achieve a similar resonance abroad?

Now we have the answer, delivered by rocket launchers. No.

Again, this is not to blame Obama. He didn’t make the anti-Americanism, and he faces few easy answers in responding to that anti-Americanism. But it does suggest that greater humility might have been in order back in 2008-2009. And it suggests that the problems faced in the Muslim world today go way deeper than suggested by the glib answer, it’s all about Israel — or all about Bush. The anger goes back way further and lies way deeper. And it probably won’t be allayed by anything much that the United States or Israel or the larger Western world can do. It will be allayed by changes inside the Muslim world — changes that remove the incentives for local power-seekers to agitate mobs with stories about offenses against Islam; changes that reduce the receptiveness of ordinary people to the demagoguery of local power-seekers. Economic development, the advance of education, the rise of forms of Islam that are less political and more spiritual — these are the forces that will bring change. They’ll be slow. And they are bigger than any one man, no matter how unusual his life story; how eloquent his tongue; or how grand his self-image.

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“Absolutely no one intentionally or unintentionally misled anybody involved in this,” said Gibbs.

Asked about why Ambassador Susan Rice told the nation that the attack was spontaneous, when it now appears to have been a planned terrorist attack, Gibbs will only say that Rice answered the question based on the intelligence available to her.

“No one wants to get to the bottom of this more than the president and secretary of state,” Gibbs said.

***

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday there’s no proof indicating this month’s consulate attack in Libya – which killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans – was related to protests over an anti-Islam video.

“I have seen no information that shows that there was a protest going on as you have seen around any other embassy at the time. It was clearly designed to be an attack,” Rep. Mike Rogers said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”…

Rogers said Sunday the administration’s statements have been “confusing.” He criticized President Barack Obama for attending a campaign event in Colorado the night after the attacks.


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SWalker on September 23, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Its a very pretty tune.

thatsafactjack on September 23, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Thought about capping the tv once or twice, but then I’d just be shooting the messenger and coudn’t watch Burn Notice and NCIS…..

Tenwheeler on September 23, 2012 at 11:30 PM

I yell at them sometimes…be reminded, me too, that they’re not in that tube :)

Schadenfreude on September 23, 2012 at 11:34 PM

However, if its close in PA then that means the swing states are ripe for tipping toward Mitt.

SparkPlug on September 23, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Oh, my thoughts exactly. The country, as a whole, is a monolith. Large pockets make states liberal like Mass & Cali.

But, like I’ve said on numerous occasions, obama won by more than 9 million votes.

7 point something of those votes came as more votes than usual from CA, Il and NY, states a Rethuglican ain’ta gonna win no how.

All it takes is a shift of a couple of million votes in the other states to tip it to Rmoney. Something that is doable.

Lanceman on September 23, 2012 at 11:35 PM

FloatingRock on September 23, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Look. I don’t want no dope-smoker as President.

Coke in the younger days is OK.

Lanceman on September 23, 2012 at 11:36 PM

I yell at them sometimes…be reminded, me too, that they’re not in that tube :)

Schadenfreude on September 23, 2012 at 11:34 PM

ROTFLMAO… I yell at them all the time, does bout as much good as e-mailing or calling my congressman does… :(

SWalker on September 23, 2012 at 11:36 PM

There was a time when the mainstream media dictated the conversation while hiding behind the veneer of impartiality, and Americans deferred to their wisdom. And despite having always been partial, at least in the past they made some pretense of neutrality.

A defeat for Barack is a defeat for them. No longer will they be the exalted press — the arbiter of truth and justice. After the debacle that is Barack Obama, they will be seen for what they are: publicity agents for progressivism.

Excellent, with a good ending. May it be so.

Schadenfreude on September 23, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Nice takedown. 10 bonus points for style.

KCB on September 23, 2012 at 11:38 PM

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FloatingRock on September 23, 2012 at 11:32 PM

It’s still at it. Thinking of picking up some Tolstoy or Dosdoyevsky and trotting off to bed. Anything but having to ignore more of this drivel. It’a almost like waiting for that hideous Twisted Sister vid to finish so Pat Benatar can come on……

Tenwheeler on September 23, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Serenade – Schubert – Horowitz

thatsafactjack on September 23, 2012 at 11:41 PM

I yell at them sometimes…be reminded, me too, that they’re not in that tube :)

Schadenfreude on September 23, 2012 at 11:34 PM

ROTFLMAO… I yell at them all the time, does bout as much good as e-mailing or calling my congressman does… :(

SWalker on September 23, 2012 at 11:36 PM

I think after the ringing in my ears started to subside I’d recognize the better half explaining the negative benefits of popping ordinance inside a house. That and now there’s no tv….

Tenwheeler on September 23, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Fair enough. You have declared yourself to be an implacable enemy of our party and its candidates and processes. You don’t mind Paulbots using the details of the rules to fill seats they didn’t win with their supporters, but when the rules are turned back on them, you scream like a stuck pig.

Very well, begone. Do not come back to our party or attempt to influence its deliberations in the future. You have demonstrated you will not be a reliable ally and are, to every appearance, some nut job.

If you refuse to get psychiatric help, please do not hurt others as you deteriorate.

Adjoran on September 23, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Forgot this. -10 points to KCB for lack of style.

KCB on September 23, 2012 at 11:41 PM

FloatingRock on September 23, 2012 at 10:58 PM

I don’t quite know how to break this to you, dude, but…Ronnie’s dead. He’s not running for anything.
You must have read about it. It was in all the papers.

Solaratov on September 23, 2012 at 11:41 PM

It’s still at it. Thinking of picking up some Tolstoy or Dosdoyevsky and trotting off to bed. Anything but having to ignore more of this drivel. It’a almost like waiting for that hideous Twisted Sister vid to finish so Pat Benatar can come on……

Tenwheeler on September 23, 2012 at 11:38 PM

ROTFLMAO… Oh dont worry, when he gets like this we all just ignore him, kind of like grampa over in the corner ranting to himself, we just poke him now and then so he doesn’t notice that none of us are actually paying the slightest attention to what he is saying.

He’s not a bad guy, just a bit daft when it comes to politics. ;)

SWalker on September 23, 2012 at 11:42 PM

I wonder how Twerpenstein did in her 1/2 Marathon?

cynccook on September 23, 2012 at 11:44 PM

All it takes is a shift of a couple of million votes in the other states to tip it to Rmoney. Something that is doable.

Lanceman on September 23, 2012 at 11:35 PM

i think you’re right. but that could well lead to another EV v Pop vote problem. In fact i think it is relatively likely…with barry getting the pop vote by a percent or so, and mitt barely getting 270

that is one bad situation.

the left.media would go berserk..barking out orders to mitt to go left because of dear Leader.

obviously, any decision by mitt would be seen by the left.media as illegitimate…esp in Ds hold the senate

real nasty times…we’d be downgraded to AA, or AA-

r keller on September 23, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Oh, my thoughts exactly. The country, as a whole, is a monolith. Large pockets make states liberal like Mass & Cali.

But, like I’ve said on numerous occasions, obama won by more than 9 million votes.

7 point something of those votes came as more votes than usual from CA, Il and NY, states a Rethuglican ain’ta gonna win no how.

All it takes is a shift of a couple of million votes in the other states to tip it to Rmoney. Something that is doable.

Lanceman on September 23, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Oh, it’s much simpler than that, Lanceman. Take a look at the actual number of people that vote versus registered voters. You’d only have to get a few more people off their bu^^s and inking their thumbs to change the world. It is indeed a very sad thing that so few have given so much to so many to protect their right to vote, and they sit on their A$$es and complain about their life.

Tenwheeler on September 23, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Hey pumice- you don’t want barky to win. The rest of your life you will look back and lament the fool you are being right now. There are no second chances anymore. This is it.

wolly4321 on September 23, 2012 at 11:44 PM

UG. EPIC FAIL.

Axe on September 23, 2012 at 11:45 PM

I yell at them sometimes…be reminded, me too, that they’re not in that tube :)

Schadenfreude on September 23, 2012 at 11:34 PM

I just started reading “Infidel” and Ayaan just told the story about how she filled her grandmothers precious radio with sand and broke it, trying to get the people who were talking out of the tiny holes.

JPeterman on September 23, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Evening Jackie!

KCB on September 23, 2012 at 11:45 PM

ROTFLMAO… Oh dont worry, when he gets like this we all just ignore him, kind of like grampa over in the corner ranting to himself, we just poke him now and then so he doesn’t notice that none of us are actually paying the slightest attention to what he is saying.

He’s not a bad guy, just a bit daft when it comes to politics. ;)

SWalker on September 23, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Thanks, I’ll take that to heart. I was actually starting to pay a little attention and that was bothering me something fierce…

Tenwheeler on September 23, 2012 at 11:46 PM

KCB on September 23, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Good evening, Ken! Nice to see you.

thatsafactjack on September 23, 2012 at 11:46 PM

“As he has in recent days, the President will make it clear (at the UN) that we reject the views in this video, while also underscoring that violence is never acceptable – a message that has been echoed by the leaders he has personally reached out to in places like Libya, Egypt and Yemen. He will also send a clear message that the United States will never retreat from the world; will bring justice to those who harm Americans; and will stand strongly for our democratic values abroad.”

Azzhole in Chief, you oafish figure, one of our “democratic values” is Freedom of Speech.

Schadenfreude on September 23, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Romney is literally an anti-Reagan vote rigger. He and his people rigged a vote forcing rule changes that unquestionably would have prevented Ronald Reagan from being the Republican nominee.

A vote for Romney is a vote against Reagan. No matter how bad Obama is I do not abide that and I want to do my best to make sure that the anti-Reagan GOP platform, and the usurpers responsible for it, fail.

FloatingRock on September 23, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Hillary was an ignorant dimwit the day she got the job and has been one the entire time. Cover by the press has let perpetrate her stupidity, timidity, and cowardice in defending America.
Let her go wear her burqua in the Emirates with her millions and just stay away from the real

pat on September 23, 2012 at 11:47 PM

FloatingRock on September 23, 2012 at 11:32 PM

…I told you!…go out and get drunk..tell the bartender your stuff and tell him I’ll pick up the tab!

KOOLAID2 on September 23, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Liebestraum- Liszt – Toivio

thatsafactjack on September 23, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Thinking of picking up some Tolstoy or Dosdoyevsky and trotting off to bed.

Tenwheeler on September 23, 2012 at 11:38 PM

I prefer Smirnoff or Old Crow, but hey. To each his own.

Lanceman on September 23, 2012 at 11:48 PM

A vote for Romney is a vote against Reagan.

FloatingRock on September 23, 2012 at 11:47 PM

But… It’s not a vote against Palin,… right?

Lanceman on September 23, 2012 at 11:49 PM

JPeterman on September 23, 2012 at 11:45 PM

It’s a great read. The West is a mockery any more.

Schadenfreude on September 23, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Lanceman on September 23, 2012 at 11:48 PM

I’m with you on that.

KCB on September 23, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Tenwheeler on September 23, 2012 at 11:38 PM

You read heavy stuff :)

Schadenfreude on September 23, 2012 at 11:51 PM

I believe what the Homeys in Benghazi did to the Ambassador via his rear end would be classified ans a heinous act. Libby?

Tenwheeler on September 23, 2012 at 11:05 PM

But liveasaslaveanddie is only concerned with “heinous acts” supposedly committed by depraved American troops against the stalwart warriors of islamofascism.

Solaratov on September 23, 2012 at 11:52 PM

I wonder how Twerpenstein did in her 1/2 Marathon?

cynccook on September 23, 2012 at 11:44 PM

I’m going to bet that anyone would sponsored her by the word instead of the miles is feeling like Obama personally tapped their wallet right about now… ;)

SWalker on September 23, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Für Elise

Schadenfreude on September 23, 2012 at 11:54 PM

I wish you people’d be a little nicer to libdieorfree.

But I guess it comes down to that old adage: Wish in one hand and sh!t in the other and see which one gets full first.

Lanceman on September 23, 2012 at 11:54 PM

You read heavy stuff :)

Schadenfreude on September 23, 2012 at 11:51 PM

I figured it would be lighter than Floaters posts tonight…

Headed for the hay. Off to the Salt Mine in the morning.

I leave you all with a bit of 1971 For Tesla. Enjoy.

Humble Pie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZMmV6xXYFw

Tenwheeler on September 23, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Lanceman on September 23, 2012 at 11:54 PM

He can’t buy love around here. He’s got to earn it.

Schadenfreude on September 23, 2012 at 11:56 PM

I wonder how Twerpenstein did in her 1/2 Marathon?

cynccook on September 23, 2012 at 11:44 PM

I’m going to bet that anyone would sponsored her by the word instead of the miles is feeling like Obama personally tapped their wallet right about now… ;)

SWalker on September 23, 2012 at 11:53 PM

I don’t think they posted her time yet. According to her FB page, she ain’t mentioned it yet. But she finished.

Lanceman on September 23, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Tenwheeler, have a good Monday.

Schadenfreude on September 23, 2012 at 11:57 PM

thatsafactjack on September 23, 2012 at 11:13 PM

You are impressive..Very impressive!!..I tip my fedora!!..:)

Dire Straits on September 23, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Hey, you can’t make an omelet without killing a few people, right?

Dark Star on September 23, 2012 at 11:19 PM

That would be Soylent Green.

You’ve gotta break eggs for omelets.

:)

Solaratov on September 23, 2012 at 11:58 PM

He can’t buy love around here. He’s got to earn it.

Schadenfreude on September 23, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Well, in my opinion, even though he’s prolly a true lib, he ain’t a blithering idiot.

Did someone say he was a black and gay college prof? If so, you must consider the starting point. He’s already got a buncha whammys against him in the logic department.

Lanceman on September 23, 2012 at 11:58 PM

I don’t think they posted her time yet. According to her FB page, she ain’t mentioned it yet. But she finished.

Lanceman on September 23, 2012 at 11:56 PM

ROTFLMAO… Oh I am certain that she finished, I’m also pretty sure she never stopped talking the entire way, heck, she probably still hasn’t quit talking… ;p

SWalker on September 23, 2012 at 11:59 PM

A vote for Romney is a vote against Reagan.

FloatingRock on September 23, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Like Paul Pot, Reagan isn’t on the ballot…not that such makes any difference to the Paulistinians and their magic Paulsamic Vinegar!

“Paulsamic Vinegar” Mom: Ron Paul Supporters Spray Vinegar at the Sky to Fight “Chemtrails”…I’m Not Kidding

Resist We Much on September 23, 2012 at 11:59 PM

You are impressive..Very impressive!!..I tip my fedora!!..:)

Dire Straits on September 23, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Fedora? You DaTechGuy?

Lanceman on September 23, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Prof. Althouse voted for Obama in 2008 (I have no idea what she was thinking) but she is getting fundraising letters from him all the time. This one is so funny.

Cindy Munford on September 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Tenwheeler, have a good Monday.

Schadenfreude on September 23, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Thank you. And to you as well.

Tenwheeler on September 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Hey pumice- you don’t want barky to win. The rest of your life you will look back and lament the fool you are being right now. There are no second chances anymore. This is it.

wolly4321 on September 23, 2012 at 11:44 PM

There are going to be tough times ahead regardless, both parties are corrupt vote rigging generational thieves who have no intention of stopping, unless forced. They have betrayed America, especially young Americans. We are so screwed! Before Obama destroyed America, Bush did! It’s just that the illusion was maintained for a while until it blew apart at the end and Republicans finally admitted it, and now Republican elites are trying to stick that genie back in the bottle and pretend like Obama and the Democrats are to blame for everything. That is simply not true, all the crooks and cronies in Washington are to blame. Both parties!

The only way to change America for the better is to force the issue. Obama is right in a sense that you can’t change Washington from the inside. What he left out is that it’s because the people on the inside don’t want to change it, they like all the power, wealth and influence just like it is, with them on top. Power over other peoples lives is more addictive than TV, perhaps the second most pernicious drug known to man. But the elites that control both parties haven’t changed, they are the same people in both parties who have been destroying America for years.

Anyway, the point is that voting for Romney isn’t going to make things better, it’s going to make them worse, because then the good Republican Party will be dead and the evil impostor Republican Party will be in control, and the only opposition will be the Democrat Party, according to loyalists of the two-party system who insist that a 3rd party is impossible even though, with the Internet, it’s entirely possible.

FloatingRock on September 24, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Adagio in G minor – Albinoni – Karajan

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Resist We Much on September 23, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Paul-Pot? Thass a bloody outraige it is! Oim gonna take this to me Proime Ministah!

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Fedora? You DaTechGuy?

Lanceman on September 23, 2012 at 11:59 PM

LoLz.Not quite..:)

Dire Straits on September 24, 2012 at 12:02 AM

I wish you people’d be a little nicer to libdieorfree.

But I guess it comes down to that old adage: Wish in one hand and sh!t in the other and see which one gets full first.

Lanceman on September 23, 2012 at 11:54 PM

turdfreeordie doesn’t like my fixation with bodily functions…I talk feces…and he always talks wet dreams!………….he don’t wash his hands!

KOOLAID2 on September 24, 2012 at 12:03 AM

“As he has in recent days, the President will make it clear (at the UN) that we reject the views in this video, …”

Schadenfreude on September 23, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Reprehensible films using German stereotypes HELP HITLER!!!

Be a good American, speak kindly of The Hun.

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Dire Straits on September 23, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Thank you, Dire. :)

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 12:03 AM

He’s not a bad guy, just a bit daft when it comes to politics. ;)

SWalker on September 23, 2012 at 11:42 PM

FR is a very nice and highly intelligent young person, desperate over the disgusting acts of both parties, for good reason.

I wish, for him and his generation, for a 3rd party to form soon, or for the Rs to get a reality check and straighten things out, quit being not much different than the Ds. Both have ruined the land, goring different oxes.

FR, Johnson won’t win this year and Obama s/b mocked out of town, the biggest hoax of all times.

For your sake I hope things change drastically. No matter what they call you here, I continue to be fond of you, as you were, understanding how derelict all have been. You have a right to vote, not vote, or whatever, just like all here. Just don’t expect Johnson to win.

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Cindy Munford on September 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Althouse has little credibility with me. As does anyone who voted for this empty-suit assclown who never accomplished anything in his life without affirmative action.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:04 AM

I just started reading “Infidel” and Ayaan just told the story about how she filled her grandmothers precious radio with sand and broke it, trying to get the people who were talking out of the tiny holes.

JPeterman on September 23, 2012 at 11:45 PM

It is a riveting book. It’s so hard to believe that anyone could survive that background and not be a total psychopath. She is one of the most sympathetic atheists I’ve ever read. As a mother with small children it’s just mind-boggling to read about her childhood.

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Paul-Pot? Thass a bloody outraige it is! Oim gonna take this to me Proime Ministah!

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Or, THE Paul Pot…as in The Crack Pot.

Ron Paul: All Aboard! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Haaaa! Mental Wounds Still Screaming! Driving Me Insane I’m Going Off The Rails On My Crazy Train! (And I Want To Take You Along For The Ride)

M2RB: Ozzy Osbourne

Listening to Alex Jones so you won’t have to.

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:05 AM

…oh you guys!…leave him alone…let him drink!

KOOLAID2 on September 24, 2012 at 12:05 AM

FloatingRock on September 24, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Let us play for you..:)

Dire Straits on September 24, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:04 AM

White guilt is apparently a terrible thing.

Cindy Munford on September 24, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Listening to Alex Jones so you won’t have to.

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Meh. If he’s on Art Bell I’ll listen. I like a good conspiracy kook every now and then.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:06 AM

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 12:03 AM

My pleasure!!..:)

Dire Straits on September 24, 2012 at 12:07 AM

FR is a very nice and highly intelligent young person,

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Actually I do not believe he is, well young. He has indicated to me that he is perhaps older than you think. I’m 51 and he berated me as a youngster and implied that he was older then me. Other than that caveat, yea, I think on subjects other than politics he’s ok.

SWalker on September 24, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Prof. Althouse voted for Obama in 2008 (I have no idea what she was thinking) but she is getting fundraising letters from him all the time. This one is so funny.

Cindy Munford on September 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Althouse has little credibility with me. As does anyone who voted for this empty-suit assclown who never accomplished anything in his life without affirmative action.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Yeah Lance, but you really ought to check out the link. It is truly cringe-inducingly funny.

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2012 at 12:03 AM

I appreciate the sentiments Schadenfreude although I usually consider it a small victory when big-gov supporters attack me. It means I’m over the target. : )

FloatingRock on September 24, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Funny and clever, oh so clever, lady, of course we reject what’s in the film.

However, an American president is expected to say “but we have a First Amendment and much as we disagree, the American has a right to free speech”. Heck if I’d be president I’d encourage that we have a “Laugh at Muhammed” day.

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Listening to Alex Jones so you won’t have to.

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Man. You really do leave no stone unturned in your quest for the truth, do you?

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:09 AM

All it takes is a shift of a couple of million votes in the other states to tip it to Rmoney. Something that is doable.

Lanceman on September 23, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Yeppers. Its all about the swing states and our win is as doable as a drunk kardashian or a sober Sandra fluke.

SparkPlug on September 24, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Let us play for you..:)

Dire Straits on September 24, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Oh my!

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:10 AM

White guilt is apparently a terrible thing.

Cindy Munford on September 24, 2012 at 12:05 AM

HOW??? I just don’t get it! I’m whiter than rice and I don’t feel I owe them a damned thing!

Trillions of dollars pissed away on them and they really ain’t any further along than they were before that polecat Johnson.

Go into a Federal building and try dealing with Shaniqua with her ‘nayas did’.

I literally had to contact my state congressman to get my contractor’s license because of nonsense that should never have occurred.

It was almost the Shirley Sherrod situation for me until I was able to speak to the Secretary personally. Then I had it the very next day.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2012 at 12:03 AM

…you’re right!…but come on bud…is there a time to pursue that later?…and not every time on every post until November…things are as they are… NOW!

KOOLAID2 on September 24, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Man. You really do leave no stone unturned in your quest for the truth, do you?

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:09 AM

ROTFLMAO… Listening to Alex Jones isn’t leaving no stone unturned… It’s eating the mushrooms that grown on cow pies… o_O

SWalker on September 24, 2012 at 12:12 AM

FloatingRock on September 24, 2012 at 12:08 AM

I know what you mean. Happens to me too, from different angles. However, don’t fight futility. My guy, though hard to know who that was, didn’t win either (I know, it was the real man, with real stones, needed for these times, who never ran).

However, I’d have to die before I’d enable Obama to win. It would go against every particle in my being.

I do understand all your lamentations, I do, I do. Keep a clear head. You certainly are endowed with much gray matter. Just know that I wish you well and what happens here (HA) is not that significant.

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2012 at 12:12 AM

I’m going to bet that anyone would sponsored her by the word instead of the miles is feeling like Obama personally tapped their wallet right about now… ;)

SWalker on September 23, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Yep. She is a tough little cookie.

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:12 AM

I wonder how Twerpenstein did in her 1/2 Marathon?

cynccook on September 23, 2012 at 11:44 PM

hehe. That must be her Halloween name after a bolt of lightening hits her. Its alive Its alive.

SparkPlug on September 24, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2012 at 12:08 AM

I agree. I’m just pointing out how Orwellian the whole thing is. Can you imagine FDR saying such a thing during WWII? Did you see rework of the WWII poster that I did?

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/09/speak-kindly-of-hun_7322.html

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:13 AM

ROTFLMAO… Listening to Alex Jones isn’t leaving no stone unturned… It’s eating the mushrooms that grown on cow pies… o_O

SWalker on September 24, 2012 at 12:12 AM

All I know is that I wouldn’t last a full 60 seconds.

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Gymnopedie No. 1 – Satie

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 12:13 AM

I agree. I’m just pointing out how Orwellian the whole thing is. Can you imagine FDR saying such a thing during WWII? Did you see rework of the WWII poster that I did?

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/09/speak-kindly-of-hun_7322.html

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Saw that yesterday, simply marvelous…

SWalker on September 24, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Yeah Lance, but you really ought to check out the link. It is truly cringe-inducingly funny.

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:08 AM

I did. Looks as amateurish as that crapweasel. I read Althouse every now and then. But as far as I’m concerned, nothing she does will absolve her of such unmitigated stupidity.

Like Judd Gregg, any Republican who even considered having anything to do with this completely unqualified jackwad is a fool, straight up.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Now, now Dire – Let us Prey

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:11 AM

I don’t understand it either but you give me a good reason to vote for The Won given your description (fair) of him. If not white guilt than the desire to be part of something historical?

Cindy Munford on September 24, 2012 at 12:15 AM

I agree. I’m just pointing out how Orwellian the whole thing is. Can you imagine FDR saying such a thing during WWII? Did you see rework of the WWII poster that I did?

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/09/speak-kindly-of-hun_7322.html

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Actually I could imagine that. Well I mean, I could if FDR had spent most of his childhood frolicking along the banks of the Rhine with his beloved Bavarian nanny, Frau Glicktenstein stuffing his purple lips with wienerschnitzel and Riesling….

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:16 AM

I read Althouse every now and then. But as far as I’m concerned, nothing she does will absolve her of such unmitigated stupidity.

Like Judd Gregg, any Republican who even considered having anything to do with this completely unqualified jackwad is a fool, straight up.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:14 AM

+1…except that I can’t even read her.

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2012 at 12:16 AM

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Good evening!!..:)

Dire Straits on September 24, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Like Judd Gregg, any Republican who even considered having anything to do with this completely unqualified jackwad is a fool, straight up.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:14 AM

I completely agree. There is just no way to rationalize reasonable people not seeing through him the first time. I mean, he pretty much laid it out in his stupid books, didn’t he? Are we the only people who skimmed through all that crap?!?

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Nocturne Opus 9 No. 2 – Chopin – Rubinstein

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Good evening!!..:)

Dire Straits on September 24, 2012 at 12:16 AM

How are things in the Straits of Dire? I actually greeted you a little earlier but this thread was blowing by pretty fast! :D

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Man. You really do leave no stone unturned in your quest for the truth, do you?

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Hey, I get some of my best stuff from him! I do you think I know how to zero in with the mockery on the Paulistinians, the Streeters, the Troofers, etc.?

Don’t you know that the Bilderbergers rule the world and they have 24K-gold-roasted babies flown in every week and feast on the poor bairn?

Don’t you know that the plan is to kill 90% of the world’s population, enslave the rest and use medical/scientific technology a/k/a “transhumanistic evolution” to become Lizardmen that will live forever?

Here’s a song for the rotation: Crazy Like Alex Jones

It’s kind of catchy!

PS: Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean there isn’t an invisible demon about to eat your face.

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Very nice!!..:)

Dire Straits on September 24, 2012 at 12:19 AM

. If not white guilt than the desire to be part of something historical?

Cindy Munford on September 24, 2012 at 12:15 AM

I don’t know. Maybe it’s because it’s impossible for me to ever get drawn into mindlessness like that. I am no follower.

except that I can’t even read her.

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2012 at 12:16 AM

I usually like to see what GarageMahal is whining about. Reminds me of UpperYeastSide.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Gymnopedie No. 1 – Satie

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Love, love, love this piece. Do you know the story of how this music came to be published?

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Can someone please explain to pumice that it’s hard to effect political change when you are standing in line for 1/2 a day for your gubmint rationed potato and 1/4 loaf of bread?

You want the implosion so we can reform the party? In the present economic climate?

My understanding of history is that people will suffer greatly if that happened now.

wolly4321 on September 24, 2012 at 12:20 AM

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:16 AM

But, once Germany declared upon us, FDR was no appeaser. He never told Hollywood to tone it down on the anti-Nazi movies.

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Let us play for you..:)

Dire Straits on September 24, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Don’t play your violin for me, your party is ripping off and indenturing everybody Gen-X and younger, at least! You’re party, along with the Democrat Party, has an entire country full of victims, and I’m not talking about fake special interest grievances but legitimate ones like being ripped off by the government and their cronies and young people being enslaved and victimized having to pay for lavish spending of all the old people in charge who have all the wealth and already control the government and have used force, by cheating in the caucuses and the national convention, to maintain power and continue ripping off and enslaving young people to their own freaking debt! The Republican Party is dispicably immoral. So what if the Democrat Party is too, I’ve never been a Democrat but I was a Republican under Reagan, and I want the current Republican Party gone, wiped out. If the Republican Party doesn’t hold those responsible for the cheating responsible and clean up their act and undo the anti-Reagan rule changes and reverse the coup perpetrated by the GOP elite, I am done with the Republican Party, and I hope a lot of other people will join me, or else America is screwed, because the Democrat Party is even worse and there is absolutely no chance it is going to save America if forced to do so.

Wise people have no choice but to go third party or to make sure Romney is defeated so that the Republican Party can be a viable opposition party rather than an anti-Reagan, un-American institution that it has become.

The crooked GOP elite are essentially blackmailing people into voting for their crooked candidate, Romney the anti-Reagan vote rigger, because Obama is so bad. They are taking advantage of the American people.

The only way to save America is not to let them.

FloatingRock on September 24, 2012 at 12:21 AM

I mean, he pretty much laid it out in his stupid books, didn’t he? Are we the only people who skimmed through all that crap?!?

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:17 AM

He told everyone who and what he was through his supposed ‘books’ speeches and prior actions.

Even if he didn’t write the books he still signed off on them.

Jesus Christ, what was needed? Screaming bells and flashing lights?

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Don’t you know that the Bilderbergers rule the world and they have 24K-gold-roasted babies flown in every week and feast on the poor bairn?

Don’t you know that the plan is to kill 90% of the world’s population, enslave the rest and use medical/scientific technology a/k/a “transhumanistic evolution” to become Lizardmen that will live forever?

Here’s a song for the rotation: Crazy Like Alex Jones

It’s kind of catchy!

PS: Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean there isn’t an invisible demon about to eat your face.

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Whoa. Mind=Blown. So….much…to think about. I find your ideas intriguing and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. At last, I am not alone!

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:23 AM

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