Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on September 29, 2012 by Allahpundit

The Obama administration’s shifting accounts of the fatal attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, have left President Obama suddenly exposed on national security and foreign policy, a field where he had enjoyed a seemingly unassailable advantage over Mitt Romney in the presidential race…

The Benghazi attack calls into question the accuracy of intelligence-gathering and whether vulnerable American personnel overseas are receiving adequate protection. Even allies of the president like Senator John Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat and the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, have petitioned the White House for more information about how the government protects diplomatic installations abroad…

[F]urther details about the attack could lay bare lapses in security that could damage the administration. CNN has reported, from a diary belonging to J. Christopher Stevens, the American ambassador killed in the attack, that he harbored worries about his security. Mr. Williamson, who served as special envoy to Sudan under President George W. Bush, said it was unlikely that Mr. Stevens would not have relayed those concerns to the State Department.

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The top U.S. intelligence authority issued an unusual public statement on Friday declaring it now believed the September 11 attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, was a “deliberate and organized terrorist attack.”

Shawn Turner, spokesman for Clapper’s office, said that in the immediate aftermath of the attack, U.S. agencies came to the view that the Benghazi attack had begun spontaneously after protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo against a short film made in California lampooning the Prophet Mohammad…

In an apparent reference to a series of contradictory statements by some top Obama administration officials, Turner said intelligence agencies’ “initial assessment” had been passed on “to Executive Branch officials and members of Congress, who used that information to discuss the attack publicly and provide updates as they became available.”…

Within hours of the attacks ending, some government sources in Washington were already acknowledging they might well have been planned and organized in advance, and that members of two militant factions, Ansar al Shariah and al Qaeda’s North Africa-based affiliate, known as al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, may have been involved.

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This, more than anything, is the problem with the administration’s response. It wasn’t that they failed to provide enough information to the public, but that they provided incorrect information and did so long after it was clear to many in the intelligence community that the political narrative was false.

There are two possible explanations. Either the information widely available to intelligence professionals was not shared with those speaking on behalf of the president. Or those Obama administration officials had the accurate information and chose not to provide it…

Some of the misleading information provided to the public could not possibly have been a result of incomplete or evolving intelligence. The information about security for the ambassador and the compound, for instance, would have been readily available to administration officials from the beginning. And yet when Susan Rice appeared on five political talk shows on September 16, she erroneously claimed that the two ex-Navy SEALs killed in the attack were, along with several colleagues, providing security. They were not. Why did she say this?

These questions, and many others, deserve answers. And soon.

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Am I crazy or is today’s NBC Nightly News broadcast actually almost fair in Obama vs. Romney terms? … The network isn’t exactly harsh on Obama regarding the highly suspicious intelligence-agency blame-taking on Libya misdirection–but Andrea Mitchell does offer only two alternatives: 1) “a coverup” 2) “trying to avoid acknowledging mistakes this close to an election.” … Is MSM Guilt finally kicking in?

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Allahpundit? Is that you? Why have you forsaken us? How come you never call?!

BettyRuth on September 29, 2012 at 8:34 PM

This is a defining moment in American history- a massive cover-up by the WH that is so much worse than watergate…but worse yet is the proactive and unwavering dedication of the media to ignore this and usher BHO into his second term. Just despicable on all levels.

Jackalope on September 29, 2012 at 8:37 PM

2nd Bishop!

Lanceman on September 29, 2012 at 8:37 PM

huge.

effing huge scandal

HUGE.

ted c on September 29, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Someone needs to get a hold of the cables.

OT – sniff sniff – sad day in Gopher land :(

gophergirl on September 29, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Allahpundit? Is that you? Why have you forsaken us? How come you never call?!

BettyRuth on September 29, 2012 at 8:34 PM


“Good evening, this is AllahPundit’s cat. We are not able to take your electronic message at this time but please be sure to …”

Bishop!

PolAgnostic on September 29, 2012 at 8:40 PM

This scandal and Univision breaking the Fast & Furious scandal will be a nice one-two punch on Barry’s foreign policy creds.

John the Libertarian on September 29, 2012 at 8:42 PM

This is a defining moment in American history- a massive cover-up by the WH that is so much worse than watergate…but worse yet is the proactive and unwavering dedication of the media to ignore this and usher BHO into his second term. Just despicable on all levels.

Jackalope on September 29, 2012 at 8:37 PM

They want to protect Obama so much that they subordinate their own future status as journalism legends to save his presidency. They look at being the next Bob Woodward vs. Getting Obama reelected and choose Obama.

Mark1971 on September 29, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Someone needs to get a hold of the cables.

OT – sniff sniff – sad day in Gopher land :(

gophergirl on September 29, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Why so sad, gg?

bluefox on September 29, 2012 at 8:42 PM

The whole Obama administration was a scandal
before the Libya attack.

redguy on September 29, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Why so sad, gg?

bluefox on September 29, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Nothing earth shattering – we just got our butts kicked by Iowa in football today. We are no longer unbeaten.

gophergirl on September 29, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Someone needs to get a hold of the cables.

OT – sniff sniff – sad day in Gopher land :(

gophergirl on September 29, 2012 at 8:40 PM

I’m sorry to hear this. Keep smiling.

Jackalope on September 29, 2012 at 8:44 PM

OT – sniff sniff – sad day in Gopher land :(

gophergirl on September 29, 2012 at 8:40 PM

What happened?

mrsmwp on September 29, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Nothing earth shattering – we just got our butts kicked by Iowa in football today. We are no longer unbeaten.

gophergirl on September 29, 2012 at 8:44 PM

You brat!!! That’s what I was hoping it was about not something serious!

mrsmwp on September 29, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Growing up in a South American military dictatorship, they never came close to the colossal, massive, and infantile foreign policy failures of this amateurish administration. It’s hard to believe that this is the government of the United States of America.

More like the United States of Obama. Except, we’re so far from being united. Totally divided.

electricfunksandwich on September 29, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Uh-oh, I don’t like the sadness coming from gopher girl…..

BettyRuth on September 29, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Gopher girl cried wolf!

Jackalope on September 29, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Is MSM Guilt finally kicking in?

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah! *pant, pant, gasp, gasp*

Mr. Pundeet, he make belly funny joke.

I like you Mr. Pundeet. You belly funny man!

predator on September 29, 2012 at 8:47 PM

@gopher girl- that’s just wrong.

BettyRuth on September 29, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Has anyone heard from the survivors (eye witnesses) of the Benghazi attack..?

d1carter on September 29, 2012 at 8:49 PM

We are no longer a nation of law and order. Gangsters are running the place. They make up their own laws as they see fit.

Mirimichi on September 29, 2012 at 8:49 PM

The question on this comes down to…

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it does it make a sound?

tomas on September 29, 2012 at 8:50 PM

bluefox on September 29, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Nothing earth shattering – we just got our butts kicked by Iowa in football today. We are no longer unbeaten.

gophergirl on September 29, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Oh, well that’s depressing for sure. When my bro-in-law’s team loses, you don’t want to be around:-) Of course his team has never been undefeated that I know of.

bluefox on September 29, 2012 at 8:50 PM

You brat!!! That’s what I was hoping it was about not something serious!

mrsmwp on September 29, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Sorry to worry everybody – I should have explained myself better. My bad.

gophergirl on September 29, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Benghazi 4 dead and admin falling apart…

FastNFurious being exposed tomorrow night by Univision with 100s dead, incl 2 US LEOs…

It’s a good Sat nite…

hillsoftx on September 29, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Am I crazy or is today’s NBC Nightly News broadcast actually almost fair in Obama vs. Romney terms? … The network isn’t exactly harsh on Obama regarding the highly suspicious intelligence-agency blame-taking on Libya misdirection–but Andrea Mitchell does offer only two alternatives: 1) “a coverup” 2) “trying to avoid acknowledging mistakes this close to an election.” … Is MSM Guilt finally kicking in?


Nnnnnngggggg! Wrong answer!

I imagine executives at NBC, CBS and ABC have been huddled in fear soaked conference rooms today trying to estimate how much they would have to LOWER their rate per minute on commercials if a significant percentage of the Hispanic community spends the month of October tuned into Univision.

All it would take is a Univision Investiga report next week on the Benghazi cover-up to peel off an enormous number of viewers including more than a few gringos willing to read English sub-titles and make the MSM executives’ Christmas bonuses into lumps of coal. Speaking of coal …

… David Axelrod’s anus can probably be used to form diamonds by force feeding him lumps of coal this evening.

“Oh what a tangled web you weave when first you practice to deceive.”

PolAgnostic on September 29, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Uh-oh, I don’t like the sadness coming from gopher girl…..

BettyRuth on September 29, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Gopher girl cried wolf!

Jackalope on September 29, 2012 at 8:46 PM

I’m sorry! I’m sorry! I’m sorry!

I figured since I’ve been so excited about the Gopher football team every Saturday – people would have known what I was talking about.

Guess not. Again really sorry.

gophergirl on September 29, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Nothing earth shattering – we just got our butts kicked by Iowa in football today. We are no longer unbeaten.

gophergirl on September 29, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Don’t feel bad, gg. We got smoked by Penn State at home. (35-7)

I could see it coming. I played golf rather than watch. We suk.

predator on September 29, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Back in the day..

200 years ago..

This country took care of traders..

Electrongod on September 29, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Chargers and Chiefs play tomorrow- favorite team or home team?

BettyRuth on September 29, 2012 at 8:57 PM

So is the opinion on this site that the Libyan scandal will have legs (because nothing under Obama– including the economy–seems to have legs)?

I was just fending off another snarky Seamus the dog comment a couple days ago, which in the context of what is happening in Libya is deepling troubling.

Really libs. Seamus the dog. Didn’t see our ambassador’s brutalized body being dragged through the streets or do you just not care? Morality begins and ends at Obama’s blessed lips I guess.

earlgrey133 on September 29, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Allahpundit’s in the house!

Did you have a night off yesterday, sir? If so, hope it was great!

22044 on September 29, 2012 at 8:59 PM

The top U.S. intelligence authority issued an unusual public statement on Friday declaring it now believed the September 11 attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, was a “deliberate and organized terrorist attack.”…

Now I’m not sure how this Beltway/DC thing works,
so I have a question:

The top U.S. intelligence authority

this entity, is that the same one which provided and analysed all the intelligence about Saddam having WMDs ?

burrata on September 29, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Chargers and Chiefs play tomorrow- favorite team or home team?

BettyRuth on September 29, 2012 at 8:57 PM

“Mitt Romney Sucks!
Bad!”

Electrongod on September 29, 2012 at 8:59 PM

While being enraged that this has gone on so long and the idiot media (would get banned for what I’d really like to call them) trying to bury everything this administration does wrong, I have to admit that I’m really starting to enjoy everything unraveling just in time for an election.

Moar pleez.

I wish there were a way to punish the media for their complicity.

kim roy on September 29, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Hi Scrumpy.

SparkPlug on September 29, 2012 at 9:02 PM

2nd Bishop!

Lanceman on September 29, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Oh look, mr popularity himself. Lanceman is all the rage these days.

astonerii on September 29, 2012 at 9:02 PM

All it would take is a Univision Investiga report next week on the Benghazi cover-up to peel off an enormous number of viewers including more than a few gringos willing to read English sub-titles and make the MSM executives’ Christmas bonuses into lumps of coal. Speaking of coal …

PolAgnostic on September 29, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Univision’s already at work with ABC to create an English-language news channel. If ABC doesn’t water it down, it could become the second most watched news programming after Fox. Univision already consistently draws more viewers than any the other networks, typically ranking #1 or #2 in any given week, and it’s the only network (other than Fox) whose ratings share is growing. Weirdly enough, it could become the Alternate News Network for which many of us have been waiting.

BTW, did you know that Univision’s Romney Interview Special outdrew Obama’s Interview Special? Oh, did the other networks not tell you?

de rigueur on September 29, 2012 at 9:02 PM

gophergirl on September 29, 2012 at 8:53 PM

All is forgiven!! No biggie!

Jackalope on September 29, 2012 at 9:03 PM

This country took care of traders..

Electrongod on September 29, 2012 at 8:56 PM


See … this is why you just can’t trust to a spellchecker.

Today, the SCOAMF and the Fed take care of traders – as long as they work for Goldman Sachs, etc.

Back in the day, traitors like Benedict Arnold got to take a swing on the end of a rope.

But, I know you meant traitors to begin with ;)

PolAgnostic on September 29, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Chargers and Chiefs play tomorrow- favorite team or home team?

BettyRuth on September 29, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Chargers & Raiders fans are bummed that they both can’t lose.

Mostly divisional games this weekend. I think that probably helped force the NFL’s hand to bring the referees back.

22044 on September 29, 2012 at 9:03 PM

THE MEDIA IS THE MENACE

de rigueur on September 29, 2012 at 9:05 PM

The Mid East is in turmoil while Obama golfs.

SparkPlug on September 29, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Everyone knows that it is totally plausible that a huge group of heavily armed people can be worked up into a rage at almost any place in the middle east with in minutes. It was just one of those instant mobs that happen all the time. Hell, it is just surprising that it took this long for it to have come to the media’s and president Obama’s attention.

yeah, right. I wonder who would fall for a story line like that… No one.

astonerii on September 29, 2012 at 9:05 PM

One of my wally’s newly minted associates…wears a hijab.
I hope to gosh she’s not a cashier-unless she’s willing to ring up anything and EVERYTHING that comes through her line.
beyond that-I’m reserving judgement…for now.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 29, 2012 at 9:06 PM

WORSE THAN WATERGATE

dont taze me bro on September 29, 2012 at 9:06 PM

BTW, did you know that Univision’s Romney Interview Special outdrew Obama’s Interview Special? Oh, did the other networks not tell you?

de rigueur on September 29, 2012 at 9:02 PM

.
Why no! Those deceitful little AH’s did not tell me!

Do you suppose there are other things they are keeping from us???

PolAgnostic on September 29, 2012 at 9:07 PM

GopherGirl – I caught that game today and thought of you. Those guys looked shellshocked and frankly hungover from their undefeated press. Or maybe just hungover.

Stray Cat on September 29, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Really libs. Seamus the dog. Didn’t see our ambassador’s brutalized body being dragged through the streets or do you just not care? Morality begins and ends at Obama’s blessed lips I guess.

earlgrey133 on September 29, 2012 at 8:57 PM

They will say anything, do anything, or ignore anything to keep their messiah in power. The “messiah of statism” is Barack Obama, and they will go to great lengths to cover for him.

predator on September 29, 2012 at 9:08 PM

THE MEDIA IS THE MENACE

de rigueur on September 29, 2012 at 9:05 PM

They are funded by Citizens watching their ad supported tv programs. Many news shows lose money, but are supported by more popular shows like, NCIS, Two and a Half men, CSI, The Amazing Race.

Are conservatives holding these companies to account and denying them ad dollars on these shows that supplement the News cast budgets?

astonerii on September 29, 2012 at 9:09 PM

This cover up is an obstruction of justice.

GhaziGate

SparkPlug on September 29, 2012 at 9:09 PM

New USA Today/Gallup Poll: GOP retakes enthusiasm lead

64 percent of registered Republicans are “more enthusiastic than usual about voting,” compared to 48 percent of Democrats.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2012/09/29/poll-obama-romney-gallup/1601125/

sentinelrules on September 29, 2012 at 9:09 PM

GopherGirl – I caught that game today and thought of you. Those guys looked shellshocked and frankly hungover from their undefeated press. Or maybe just hungover.

Stray Cat on September 29, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Yep that about sums it up.

Oh well – hopefully the homecoming game tickets will go down in price now.

gophergirl on September 29, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Oh look, mr popularity himself. Lanceman is all the rage these days.

astonerii on September 29, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Pisses you off no end, eh? Please go to bed or something.

Lanceman on September 29, 2012 at 9:10 PM

gophergirl on September 29, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Your Gophers probably can’t beat my Illini for late-season mediocrity.

6-6 after a 6-0 start. Still somehow got invited to a bowl game.
Both Illinois & UCLA had interim coaching staffs because they fired all their coaches before the bowl game.

22044 on September 29, 2012 at 9:10 PM

I hope to gosh she’s not a cashier-unless she’s willing to ring up anything and EVERYTHING that comes through her line.
beyond that-I’m reserving judgement…for now.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 29, 2012 at 9:06 PM

I wish one worked at our WalMart. I’d love to cruise through the checkout with a six pack and see what happens.

predator on September 29, 2012 at 9:10 PM

astonerii on September 29, 2012 at 9:02 PM


Srlsy?

It could also be your side’s intolerance of contrary opinion and your trollish attacks do not allow for conversation.
astonerii on September 28, 2012 at 12:32 AM


Smell the fear?

If you don’t talk to me you are ATTACKING me!!!!!!

Just ignore the azzonerii folks and it will go away

PolAgnostic on September 29, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Hillary must step down.

She must be held accountable for death.

SparkPlug on September 29, 2012 at 9:12 PM

“Keep Obama in President, you know. He gave us a phone.”

Curtiss on September 29, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Chargers and Chiefs play tomorrow- favorite team or home team?

BettyRuth on September 29, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Chargers Broncos/Manningheads & Raiders fans are bummed that they both can’t lose.

Mostly divisional games this weekend. I think that probably helped force the NFL’s hand to bring the referees back.

22044 on September 29, 2012 at 9:03 PM

FIFM

22044 on September 29, 2012 at 9:13 PM

“Keep Obama in President, you know. He gave us a phone.”

Curtiss on September 29, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Is it just me, or did that thing that was interviewed sound like Weird Harold from Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids?

Lanceman on September 29, 2012 at 9:14 PM

predator on September 29, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Our orthodox Jewish associate normally wears a ball-cap or a kippah…and a Star of David that you can see from space. I didn’t think to check for his pendant…but moments before I walked by our new associate, I noticed that he was sans headcovering.
Coincidence, I’m sure.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 29, 2012 at 9:14 PM

The thing about this whole scandal that I am watching is how they are insulating Hillary Clinton. You will notice that they keep trotting out Ambassador Susan Rice to talk to the media. Ambassador Rice is our ambassador to the UN, she has absolutely nothing to do with the consulate in Libya or security decisions concerning our missions overseas.

Rice is being used as a political rodeo clown. They do not want Hillary Clinton to be the face associated with this scandal and are attempting to insulate her from any connection in people’s minds between her and the scandal.

These security decisions were Hillary Clinton’s direct responsibility. SHE should be the one talking to the press on these issues, not Ambassador Rice.

crosspatch on September 29, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Obama’s supporters either do not care that he effed up the middle east and has blood on his hands or they think Libya is the name of some rapper. Fast and Furious? Same deal — if they’ve heard of it at all, they either think it’s a movie or it’s Bush’s fault.

Both of these are scandals of epic proportions and should have, at a minimum, led to one or more high level resignations, but do you see anyone going? Nope– and you won’t. Betcha Bambi doesn’t get asked about either of these epic fails in the debate, but the moderators will find a way to ask Romney about his comments on Egypt.

This game is rigged beyond anything I thought I would ever see.

natasha333 on September 29, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Oh look, mr popularity himself. Lanceman is all the rage these days.

astonerii on September 29, 2012 at 9:02 PM

When you finally say something original it is so meaningless .

CW on September 29, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Lanceman on September 29, 2012 at 9:14 PM

It’s not just you.

Curtiss on September 29, 2012 at 9:16 PM

I hope to gosh she’s not a cashier-unless she’s willing to ring up anything and EVERYTHING that comes through her line.
beyond that-I’m reserving judgement…for now.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 29, 2012 at 9:06 PM

When is she forcing everyone to wear a hijab and the men colleagues to stay away from the floor when she is around ?

burrata on September 29, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Smell the fear?

If you don’t talk to me you are ATTACKING me!!!!!!

Just ignore the azzonerii folks and it will go away

PolAgnostic on September 29, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Cute, you are attacking. That is what I responded to, moron. You may not have any intelligence, but at least you have CW and Lanceman to be buddies with. Online friends is what is important.

astonerii on September 29, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Hmm.

It seems jihadis have no more appreciation for a dilettante Muslim than I hope the electorate has for a dilettante president.

M240H on September 29, 2012 at 9:18 PM

We went to an Americans for Prosperity rally today- There’s a good bit of enthusiasm out there for our Mitt! People are ticked that Barry’s getting away with this Libya crap. I sense a lot of “enthusiasm” for our team.

BettyRuth on September 29, 2012 at 9:18 PM

22044 on September 29, 2012 at 9:10 PM

I long for the day when we go to a mediocre bowl game. It’s been a long long long dry spell. At least we have the right coach. Of that I’m certain.

gophergirl on September 29, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Hillary must step down.

She must be held accountable for death.

SparkPlug on September 29, 2012 at 9:12 PM


NOOOooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

We DON’T want her to step down!

We want her to STEP UP and say she refused to go on the Sunday shows and LIE to the American people.

A nice little internicine civil war between the Clintonistas and the SCAOMF lovers is the best thing this country could get out of this cover-up.

PolAgnostic on September 29, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Repetitive Online friends is what is important.

astonerii on September 29, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Yes, we got it. Your message is out. Thanks for your service.

Lanceman on September 29, 2012 at 9:19 PM

In other words to Andrea Mitchel’s point:

WHY is “Susan Rice” in “the crosshairs of the argument”? Why isn’t Hillary Clinton there?

Rice has ZERO to do with our embassies overseas.

crosspatch on September 29, 2012 at 9:19 PM

We went to an Americans for Prosperity rally today- There’s a good bit of enthusiasm out there for our Mitt! People are ticked that Barry’s getting away with this Libya crap. I sense a lot of “enthusiasm” for our team.

BettyRuth on September 29, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Yeah – that’s always so wonderful to hear.

I wish someone was doing something around here. We don’t even have a Romney campaign office. Makes me mad.

gophergirl on September 29, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Massive coverup is bad.

What makes it worse the coverup involved scapegoating free Americans exercising their 1st Amendment right.

Suggesting the real problem is we have TOO much freedom? At least if you are going to give misdirection and lie, you should feed us something we WANT to believe.

StubbleSpark on September 29, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Yes, we got it. Your message is out. Thanks for your service.

Lanceman on September 29, 2012 at 9:19 PM

CW, totally got this one trained with the repeat attack! YEAH BABY, this one is ready for the Wisconsin Teachers Unions Training course. Get him signed up ASAP!

astonerii on September 29, 2012 at 9:21 PM

I figured since I’ve been so excited about the Gopher football team every Saturday – people would have known what I was talking about.

gophergirl on September 29, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Pretty much figured that was what you were talking about based on the gophers statement.

AZfederalist on September 29, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Are conservatives holding these companies to account and denying them ad dollars on these shows that supplement the News cast budgets?

astonerii on September 29, 2012 at 9:09 PM

You are quite correct. The only way to hurt them is in the pocketbook. Unfortunately, these networks are mere baubles, almost all owned by deeper pockets. You can boycott the baubles but it’s going to take a lot more to take on the big guys.

NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast.

CBS is owned by CBS Corporation.

ABC is owned by Walt Disney.

And they’re only about half the problem.

de rigueur on September 29, 2012 at 9:22 PM

I sense a lot of “enthusiasm” for our team.

BettyRuth on September 29, 2012 at 9:18 PM

The only ‘enthusiasm’ that I care about should be tabulated on the 6th of November.

And even then, I will reserve too much enthusiasm until and if obamacare is fully repealed.

But even that doesn’t mean much. Those lousy, filthy ‘rats have already found out they can get away with anything. They’ll get back in and it will happen again, only they will refine their ‘methods’.

Lanceman on September 29, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I’m sorry! I’m sorry! I’m sorry!

gophergirl on September 29, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Some of us knew, its all good. smoo is gonna’ get payback for besting the horny toads last year. Veganconservative will share your pain.

astonerii on September 29, 2012 at 9:02 PM

I knew your vow to go away the other night was as empty as all your other claims.

How ya’ doin’ sock puppet military genius?

cozmo on September 29, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Lanceman on September 29, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Coming at you with music and fun
And if you’re not careful you might learn something before it’s done

Na Na Na Gonna Have A Good Time!

22044 on September 29, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Don’t despair GopherGirl – the Gophers will probably get there before the Sun Devils do.

Stray Cat on September 29, 2012 at 9:24 PM

burrata on September 29, 2012 at 9:17 PM

She might be a nice person-or she might have gotten herself hired so she can start something and then cry ‘islamophobia’ when people react.There’s a fair-sized muzzie community here
if the the Jewish associate continues to hide his faith, or she turns out to be the only cashier who doesn’t have to ring up pork or booze, that’ll speak volumes.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 29, 2012 at 9:24 PM

“My fellow Americans. I come before you tonight with a heavy heart and an even heavier conscience.

“I must take the blame for approving Fast & Furious. I must take the blame for appointing a known gay man to be ambassador to an Islamic country which resulted in his death. And I must take the blame for trying to cover up the truth of those two tragedies.

“It is time to tell the truth – I am a SCOAMF and I never should have run for POTUS. I’ve screwed up the country and gotten innocent people killed for political advantage. The American people deserve better than me.

“I hereby tender my resignation as President of the United States. And having set the standard for the minimum action called for by the errors of this administration, every other person involved in these sordid matters should also resign.

“That includes Vice President Biden, even though that means that Speaker Boehner will be president until January.”

I can dream, can’t I?

platypus on September 29, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Andrea Mitchell does offer only two alternatives: 1) “a coverup” 2) “trying to avoid acknowledging mistakes this close to an election.” … Is MSM Guilt finally kicking in?

…no just an airplane glue sniffing episode!

KOOLAID2 on September 29, 2012 at 9:25 PM

de rigueur on September 29, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Have to do what you can. At least I do not do any business with any of those companies. Trying to remember if I used to with comcast.

Good info… I do not go to Disneyland, and I get my baby other company (pixar mostly movies), wonder what about Busche Gardens… I used to like to go there as a kid and think my daughter would enjoy.

astonerii on September 29, 2012 at 9:25 PM

CW, totally got this one trained with the repeat attack! YEAH BABY, this one is ready for the Wisconsin Teachers Unions Training course. Get him signed up ASAP!

astonerii on September 29, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Get me signed up, CW! Stat!

Lanceman on September 29, 2012 at 9:26 PM

“Keep Obama in President, you know. He gave us a phone.”

Curtiss on September 29, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Is it just me, or did that thing that was interviewed sound like Weird Harold from Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids?

Lanceman on September 29, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Harvey Fierstein

de rigueur on September 29, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Lanceman on September 29, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Set phasers to ignore, Chewy.

Sincerely, Han

22044 on September 29, 2012 at 9:26 PM

I knew your vow to go away the other night was as empty as all your other claims.

How ya’ doin’ sock puppet military genius?

cozmo on September 29, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Eh, wife is sleeping… her body clock is set to another time zone… This is the quietest thing I can do.

astonerii on September 29, 2012 at 9:27 PM

PolAgnostic on September 29, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Cute, you are attacking. That is what I responded to, moron. You may not have any intelligence, but at least you have CW and Lanceman to be buddies with. Online friends is what is important.

astonerii on September 29, 2012 at 9:17 PM

…and I’m one of their sock puppets assthenoid !

KOOLAID2 on September 29, 2012 at 9:27 PM

This game is rigged beyond anything I thought I would ever see.

natasha333 on September 29, 2012 at 9:15 PM

.
I was around and watching things unfold during Watergate.

(Yes, I AM older than dirt.)

The first 18 months or so was like watching paint dry and the MSM showed as much interest in Watergate as they are showing right now for Benghazi and F&F

(well, except for us political junkies who enjoyed watching Sen. Sam Ervin slowly backing Nixon’s thugs into a corner)

… but once a few things started breaking … it ended in an avalanche.

Patience.

PolAgnostic on September 29, 2012 at 9:27 PM

22044 on September 29, 2012 at 9:26 PM

There you go again, mixing your genres…blasters man, blasters.

cozmo on September 29, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Shawn Turner, spokesman for Clapper’s office, said that in the immediate aftermath of the attack, U.S. agencies came to the view that the Benghazi attack had begun spontaneously after protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo against a short film made in California lampooning the Prophet Mohammad…

In an apparent reference to a series of contradictory statements by some top Obama administration officials, Turner said intelligence agencies’ “initial assessment” had been passed on “to Executive Branch officials and members of Congress, who used that information to discuss the attack publicly and provide updates as they became available.”…

Bull Oney!

This, more than anything, is the problem with the administration’s response. It wasn’t that they failed to provide enough information to the public, but that they provided incorrect information and did so long after it was clear to many in the intelligence community that the political narrative was false.

Yep

Flora Duh on September 29, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Twitchy is my new obsession.

Interesting thread here

Libya

gophergirl on September 29, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Set phasers to ignore, Chewy.

Sincerely, Han

22044 on September 29, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Heh. Funny you should mention that. I’m watching the Star Trek with Mr. Seven. I hope that doesn’t portend anything…

Lanceman on September 29, 2012 at 9:28 PM

“Keep Obama in President, you know. He gave us a phone.”

Curtiss on September 29, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Well, you know that there are varying levels of quality, hygiene, service, and price amongst those who sell themselves for a living.

The one they showed on that video pretty much falls on the extreme low end of the scale. Obama didn’t pay much for her.

AZfederalist on September 29, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Eh, wife is sleeping… her body clock is set to another time zone… This is the quietest thing I can do.

astonerii on September 29, 2012 at 9:27 PM

…doesn’t have ‘headaches’ anymore?

KOOLAID2 on September 29, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Perfect opportunity to hit Obama/Clinton over the head with a 3am call ad.

rubberneck on September 29, 2012 at 9:29 PM

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