Quotes of the day

posted at 10:48 pm on October 10, 2012 by Allahpundit

Face down on a roof inside the besieged American diplomatic compound, gunfire and flames crackling around them, the two young Libyan guards watched as several bearded men crept toward the ambassador’s residence with semiautomatic weapons and grenades strapped to their chests…

They were the “quick reaction force” for a compound that was also protected by about five armed Americans and five Libyan civilians hired through a British firm and equipped only with electric batons and handcuffs.

But nothing, they say, had prepared them for this. They had practiced for an attack by 10 or 15 people; now there were scores of professional-looking militants who moved methodically and used well-practiced hand signals. To make matters worse on the night of Sept. 11, instead of four militiamen who were supposed to be on guard, there were only two inside the compound…

“We were not expecting such a massive attack,” the guard says. “We were not ready for it.”

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“You’re flogging the wrong dead horse! It isn’t about what Mitt Romney or Republicans did. The really… important horse that should be flogged is the behavior and the statements of those who were in positions of responsibility and, we would assume, knowledge, and it’s pretty un-American… to put out completely false statements before you know the facts, isn’t it?”

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“You cannot vote in November without knowing just how deep, just how malicious, and just how reckless this administration has been with the truth and with the lives of Americans who were murdered on September 11th.”

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The Big Bird”e” will betray you.

Electrongod on October 10, 2012 at 10:49 PM

No chance of being first.

IamDA on October 10, 2012 at 10:49 PM

She was one stupid b!tch to even think about hitching her wagon to this assclown.

Lanceman on October 10, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Ed is cool.

Bmore on October 10, 2012 at 10:50 PM

DWS is one ugly B….

Electrongod on October 10, 2012 at 10:50 PM

No chance of being first.

IamDA on October 10, 2012 at 10:49 PM

You can say that again..

:)

Electrongod on October 10, 2012 at 10:51 PM

“You cannot vote in November without knowing just how deep, just how malicious, and just how reckless this administration has been with the truth and with the lives of Americans who were murdered on September 11th.”

…or-the next four years will NOT be a bump in the road!

KOOLAID2 on October 10, 2012 at 10:51 PM

now there were scores of professional-looking militants who moved methodically and used well-practiced hand signals

*hand-signal*

Axe on October 10, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Ed is cool.

Bmore on October 10, 2012 at 10:50 PM

AP..

I have questions…:)

Electrongod on October 10, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Hi Scrumpy.

SparkPlug on October 10, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Strange that the American press can interview Libyans that were at the Benghazi consulate but not any of the Americans..?

d1carter on October 10, 2012 at 10:53 PM

DWS is one ugly B….

Electrongod on October 10, 2012 at 10:50 PM

…B!tch Bird?

KOOLAID2 on October 10, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Hi Scrumpy.
SparkPlug on October 10, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Who is that?

Electrongod on October 10, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Axe on October 10, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Heh. I found this quite funny:

bluegill on October 10, 2012 at 4:01 AM

COOKIE!

MYAM MYAM MYAM MYAM MYAM

Axe on October 10, 2012 at 6:31 AM

Lanceman on October 10, 2012 at 10:54 PM

No chance of being first.

IamDA on October 10, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Coward. You hedged.

Axe on October 10, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Good evening everybody. Let’s keep our momentum and stay on this stuff. Talk to you friends and your neighbors…not just in the HA echo-chamber (and I’m the first to admit that I’m guilty of that).

Jackalope on October 10, 2012 at 10:54 PM

…B!tch Bird?

KOOLAID2 on October 10, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Yes….

Electrongod on October 10, 2012 at 10:54 PM

The Big Bird”e” will betray you.

Electrongod on October 10, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Bishop and a thread winner.

Nice Work.

SparkPlug on October 10, 2012 at 10:54 PM

WHAT was the Ambassador doing in Beghazi on 9/11?

CAN YOU IMAGINE if Bush was covering up like this?

Did Obama really go to bed when he got the call that Stevens was under attack?

Just when you think this Administration cannot get any freaking lower……..the sunrises on a new day!

PappyD61 on October 10, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Thank you Michelle Malkin!

22044 on October 10, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Michelle is Awesome…and Zero is a disaster. Pray, Pray for victory…but be a Boy Scout and Be Prepared for the riots 11/6 – 11/09.

Who is John Galt on October 10, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Lanceman on October 10, 2012 at 10:54 PM

:) I couldn’t even tell you how that happened.

Axe on October 10, 2012 at 10:56 PM

AP..

I have questions…:)

Electrongod on October 10, 2012 at 10:52 PM

AP is harder to tell. I can always tell when Ed hasn’t had his coffee yet. AP, with him being on the late shift its harder to judge his mood.

Bmore on October 10, 2012 at 10:56 PM

…B!tch Bird?

KOOLAID2 on October 10, 2012 at 10:53 PM

The Flukish Irony. What a joke.

CW on October 10, 2012 at 10:56 PM

“You cannot vote in November without knowing just how deep, just how malicious, and just how reckless this administration has been with the truth and with the lives of Americans who were murdered on September 11th.”

+1,000,000,000

PatriotGal2257 on October 10, 2012 at 10:57 PM

two young Libyan guards watched as several bearded men crept toward the ambassador’s residence with semiautomatic weapons and grenades strapped to their chests…

See, this wouldn’t happen if they had common sense gun laws

Lanceman on October 10, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Coward. You hedged.

Axe on October 10, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Not at all. I made a statement of fact! :)

IamDA on October 10, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Obama and Hillary talking about a video as they preside over the returned dead body of the ambassador, which we now learn had nothing to do with anything, to me that is one hell of a visual. That sums it all up. The fish rots from the head down.

Paul-Cincy on October 10, 2012 at 10:57 PM

The Police – Walking On The Moon (Live 1983)

the new aesthetic on October 10, 2012 at 10:57 PM

:) I couldn’t even tell you how that happened.

Axe on October 10, 2012 at 10:56 PM

I can.

You saw that gilled idiot and reacted.

Lanceman on October 10, 2012 at 10:58 PM

:) I couldn’t even tell you how that happened.

Axe on October 10, 2012 at 10:56 PM

The beauty of free association in writing. Instant classic. ; )

Bmore on October 10, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Who is that?

Electrongod on October 10, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Which one?

Bmore on October 10, 2012 at 10:59 PM

The beauty of free association in writing. Instant classic. ; )

Bmore on October 10, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Although I prefer breadballs…

Lanceman on October 10, 2012 at 11:00 PM

No More Mr. Nice Guy

22044 on October 10, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Although I prefer breadballs…

Lanceman on October 10, 2012 at 11:00 PM

; ) the gilled one, she’s picky.

Bmore on October 10, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Hmm, let me see about the optics of tomorrow.

Young, handsome and smart vs. Old, plugs and doddering.

Wonder who’s gonna win?

John the Libertarian on October 10, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Bmore on October 10, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Lolz.

SparkPlug on October 10, 2012 at 11:02 PM

The really… important horse that should be flogged is the behavior and the statements of those who were in positions of responsibility and, we would assume, knowledge, and it’s pretty un-American… to put out completely false statements before you know the facts, isn’t it?”

Piers Morgan did a masterful job of taking down DWS’s talking points.

She wanted to talk about the awful Mitt and he didn’t.

Watch it all.

JPeterman on October 10, 2012 at 11:03 PM

The GOPE would never betray me, right?

Lanceman on October 10, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Removing our security forces in Libya and denying any assistance or help thereby assuring our ambassador’s death and our humiliation is just part of the eleven dimensional chess that Wile B. Obama (Super Genius) is known for.

This complete cuck up was brought to the USA by the two smartest people that have ever set foot on our barren planet, Barak Obama and Hillary Clinton. This is SMART Power!!!!!1111!!1elebinty

jukin3 on October 10, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Which one?

Bmore on October 10, 2012 at 10:59 PM

I get it now

Electrongod on October 10, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Obama: “Listen Hillary, you’re gonna have to dsappear for a while.”

Hillary: “Can you recommend a good place where I can hideout where nobody can track me down?”

Obama: “Why don’t you ask Bill?”

fogw on October 10, 2012 at 11:04 PM

WHAT was the Ambassador doing in Beghazi on 9/11?

CAN YOU IMAGINE if Bush was covering up like this?

Did Obama really go to bed when he got the call that Stevens was under attack?

Just when you think this Administration cannot get any freaking lower……..the sunrises on a new day!

PappyD61 on October 10, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Bush wouldn’t have been impeached. He would’ve been arrested.

Doughboy on October 10, 2012 at 11:04 PM

The banhammer was threatened today. In my my mind inappropriately. So far, I have not been overly impressed with MKH. No qualms, until today. Just mediocre slim posts.

With what the trolls get away with here without any words whatsoever,, come on..

It’s my opinion she was wrong.

wolly4321 on October 10, 2012 at 11:05 PM

The GOPE would never betray me, right?

Lanceman on October 10, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Where is Dire?

Electrongod on October 10, 2012 at 11:05 PM

They were the “quick reaction force” for a compound that was also protected by about five armed Americans and five Libyan civilians hired through a British firm

Wait . What ? Hussein outsourced American security ?

burrata on October 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Joan Osborne – One of Us

the new aesthetic on October 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Has gumby even showed up today? Or did he give up?

wargamer6 on October 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Iron Maiden – Flight of Icarus

22044 on October 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Where is Dire?

Electrongod on October 10, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Damfino.

Lanceman on October 10, 2012 at 11:07 PM

The clustering stutter fluke of a slow moving derailure will be getting his walking papers.

SparkPlug on October 10, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Has gumby even showed up today? Or did he give up?

wargamer6 on October 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Heh. Gumbo.

Lanceman on October 10, 2012 at 11:08 PM

I have to excuse myself from the thread for just a bit. Have some sutures that need to come out. Its only 8 of them, shouldn’t take but a jiffy. ; )

Bmore on October 10, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Has gumby even showed up today? Or did he give up?

wargamer6 on October 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Banned…?

22044 on October 10, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Did Obama really go to bed when he got the call that Stevens was under attack?

Just when you think this Administration cannot get any freaking lower……..the sunrises on a new day!

PappyD61 on October 10, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Yes. He was told that the embassy was under attack and that the ambassador was missing. He went to bed about 90 minutes later and was not told about the deaths until the following morning even though the administration knew long before then. I guess the “Do Not Disturb” sign was on the door and/or he didn’t answer the phone when it rang at 3 AM.

Resist We Much on October 10, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Impeach

SouthernGent on October 10, 2012 at 11:09 PM

This Libya thing seems to be bad for O, but I got a hunch that it’s not our best issue, and sometimes we come off like overzealous prosecutors. Maybe make Libya a sideline and make sure we concentrate on the issues people really care about: Obamacare, the out of control govt, and the deficit (debt to China).
It seems like no one even noticed today a really good ad by Romney: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/us-election/9597272/Mitt-Romney-rides-new-wave-of-popularity-as-poll-numbers-surge.html

anotherJoe on October 10, 2012 at 11:09 PM

The banhammer was threatened today. In my my mind inappropriately.
It’s my opinion she was wrong.

wolly4321 on October 10, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I agree. Why write up an article and then threaten banning because we may disagree with Ms.Doherty and her words?

JPeterman on October 10, 2012 at 11:10 PM

dark side

http://youtu.be/kB_cBQ4nWa8

jrsrigmvr on October 10, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Not Bishop!

annoyinglittletwerp on October 10, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Impeach

SouthernGent on October 10, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Little late now.

Besides, who’s gonna do it? The Republicans?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lanceman on October 10, 2012 at 11:11 PM

The banhammer was threatened today. In my my mind inappropriately.
It’s my opinion she was wrong.

wolly4321 on October 10, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I agree. Why write up an article and then threaten banning because we may disagree with Ms.Doherty and her words?

JPeterman on October 10, 2012 at 11:10 PM

???

annoyinglittletwerp on October 10, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Oasis – Live Forever

the new aesthetic on October 10, 2012 at 11:12 PM

JPeterman on October 10, 2012 at 11:10 PM

???

annoyinglittletwerp on October 10, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Yeah. WHO got threatened?

Lanceman on October 10, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Impeach

SouthernGent on October 10, 2012 at 11:09 PM

And then what?

Two words for you: Harry Reid

Resist We Much on October 10, 2012 at 11:13 PM

After being swept off his feet by that Dash babe, Piers is struck by the (beauty’s only skin deep, but ugliness goes on forever) but-ugliness of DWS. Watch out Piers, it can start with just one rational thought, and then–Bob’s your uncle–you’re a conservative.

smellthecoffee on October 10, 2012 at 11:13 PM

My ‘new’ favorite song.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 10, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Ok Bmore, hurry back now.

Jackalope on October 10, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Two words for you: Harry Reid

Resist We Much on October 10, 2012 at 11:13 PM

What’s Reid got to do with anything? He’s way down on the list.

Lanceman on October 10, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Piers Morgan did a masterful job of taking down DWS’s talking points.

She wanted to talk about the awful Mitt and he didn’t.

Watch it all.

JPeterman on October 10, 2012 at 11:03 PM

.
I watched the first 4:58 and gave up because I thought Piers was letting her spew garbage.

You mean I have to go back and listen to to that presstiture some more to get to the good part?

PolAgnostic on October 10, 2012 at 11:16 PM

we always knew that this election was going to be brutal…and so it is. the media are devoid of shame. Pushing their guy in front of the camera as much as they can…eye candy. Mitt ‘flips’ on abortion???? please…more disinformation from the apparatchik…clinging to their power, money, lifestyle of the wealthy and famous. Adhering to every tenet of the barry administration

barry/media/leftist machine want to pop the blister. The media/left actually see conservatives as evil, fevered people that must be marginalized for their project to continue

none of them brooks disagreement…the gang of 500 will decide what is best…scary times

r keller on October 10, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Hi Twrp.

SparkPlug on October 10, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Kitty Spider Costume.

http://retrolife.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451a4dc69e20120a6266f78970b-pi

SparkPlug on October 10, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Yeah. WHO got threatened?

Lanceman on October 10, 2012 at 11:12 PM

No one in particular. In the end I think everyone kept their accounts.
That thread went downhill. It didn’t help that Dante & verbaluce showed up.

22044 on October 10, 2012 at 11:17 PM

It didn’t help that Dante & verbaluce showed up.

22044 on October 10, 2012 at 11:17 PM

I prefer libdieorfree or Brayam.

Lanceman on October 10, 2012 at 11:19 PM

And bileduct sure petered out.

Lanceman on October 10, 2012 at 11:19 PM

???

annoyinglittletwerp on October 10, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Here…

It doesn’t matter. She lost a son. If she goes all Sheehan, then this can be revisited.
cozmo on October 10, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Exactly, and if you bad-mouth her or question her motives, you’ll get deleted or banned. Have as much respect as the Romney camp has had for her. It’s a far better way to honor her son’s memory than lashing out at her because she happens to like Obama or not like Romney.

Mary Katharine Ham on October 10, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Link

JPeterman on October 10, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Helter Skelter Cover- U2 Live Version

the new aesthetic on October 10, 2012 at 11:20 PM

I watched the first 4:58 and gave up because I thought Piers was letting her spew garbage.

You mean I have to go back and listen to to that presstiture some more to get to the good part?

PolAgnostic on October 10, 2012 at 11:16 PM

I have a rule – DWS by transcript only.

Helps, a lot.

ccrosby on October 10, 2012 at 11:21 PM

My ‘new’ favorite song.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 10, 2012 at 11:14 PM


Sheesh!
— Yea, I liked it too … back when it was originally released.

Dirt, older than I am.

PolAgnostic on October 10, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Has gumby even showed up today? Or did he give up?

wargamer6 on October 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM

…it gets off on all the reponse it gets from you guys…it’s been down in moms basement making those loud rhythmic slapping noises I was warning you about… yesterday!

KOOLAID2 on October 10, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Kitty Spider Costume.

http://retrolife.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451a4dc69e20120a6266f78970b-pi

SparkPlug on October 10, 2012 at 11:17 PM

A couple of years ago I dressed-or tried to dress-Sheldon as a devil cat.
It just seemed appropriate.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 10, 2012 at 11:22 PM

What’s Reid got to do with anything? He’s way down on the list.

Lanceman on October 10, 2012 at 11:14 PM

He runs the Senate. So, we impeach Obama. Then what? Do you think you are going to get 67 votes in Reid’s Senate to remove him? Really?

Resist We Much on October 10, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Sheesh! — Yea, I liked it too … back when it was originally released.

Dirt, older than I am.

PolAgnostic on October 10, 2012 at 11:21 PM

I was 2 going on 3.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 10, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Kitty Spider Costume.

http://retrolife.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451a4dc69e20120a6266f78970b-pi

SparkPlug on October 10, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Caption: “I shall kill you SOONand slowly.”

PolAgnostic on October 10, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Oh give MKH a break.
Let’s face it, this story is disturbing on many levels. Disturbing to this degree makes me a little jumpy, I can understand MKH’s response.
Not making a right or wrong judgement just I understand it.

ORconservative on October 10, 2012 at 11:25 PM

He runs the Senate. So, we impeach Obama. Then what? Do you think you are going to get 67 votes in Reid’s Senate to remove him? Really?

Resist We Much on October 10, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Oh. I thought you were suggesting that if he was impeached, Reid would somehow be Precedent.

I don’t know how you run things over there in England, but here it goes:

BiteMe
Bohner
Inouye
HillaryRottenCVlinton Her Thighness and then
Reid.

Lanceman on October 10, 2012 at 11:25 PM

The main question was not asked today – why was ambassador Stevens in Benghazi on a day like the anniversay of 9/11? MO dictates that ambassadors be put, in Tripoli or other embassies, where they are most secure.

—————-
In the meanwhile, I love delusional lefties.

“You know, I’m biased,” she said on Tuesday during a small roundtable discussion attended by Yahoo! Shine before a rally in Leesburg, Virginia. “I think my husband has done a phenomenal job, not just in the debates, but over these last three and a half years, and I continue to just be in awe at how poised and consistent and honest he is, his ability to lay out a detailed, common-sense plan.”

Schadenfreude on October 10, 2012 at 11:26 PM

http://youtu.be/s_Yayz5o-l0

us and them

jrsrigmvr on October 10, 2012 at 11:26 PM

???

annoyinglittletwerp on October 10, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Here…

It doesn’t matter. She lost a son. If she goes all Sheehan, then this can be revisited.
cozmo on October 10, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Exactly, and if you bad-mouth her or question her motives, you’ll get deleted or banned. Have as much respect as the Romney camp has had for her. It’s a far better way to honor her son’s memory than lashing out at her because she happens to like Obama or not like Romney.

Mary Katharine Ham on October 10, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Link

JPeterman on October 10, 2012 at 11:19 PM

If they ever ban Cozmo-I’m done here…and I’ve been here longer than most of the mods.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 10, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Kitty Spider Costume.

http://retrolife.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451a4dc69e20120a6266f78970b-pi

SparkPlug on October 10, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Caption: “I shall kill you SOON … and slowly.”

PolAgnostic on October 10, 2012 at 11:25 PM

I haven’t decided on my costume yet. Spawn suggested that I dress as myself-but then he took it back because he said that I’d scare people.
Age 19 that boy does not want to see. ///

annoyinglittletwerp on October 10, 2012 at 11:30 PM

I was 2 going on 3.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 10, 2012 at 11:24 PM

.
Well, you had excellent musical taste for your age.

I was debating the merits of the new Beach Boys sound veersus the classic Beach Boys sound with a musician friend who was playing in a local fund raising concert I had organized.

I really should have turned that into a career …

PolAgnostic on October 10, 2012 at 11:31 PM

If they ever ban Cozmo-I’m done here…and I’ve been here longer than most of the mods.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 10, 2012 at 11:27 PM

It wasn’t directed at Cosmo.

JPeterman on October 10, 2012 at 11:31 PM

If they ever ban Cozmo-I’m done here…and I’ve been here longer than most of the mods.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 10, 2012 at 11:27 PM

I agree! I kind of understand MKH but the Mother made it political herself by attacking Romney and saying she doesn’t trust him. I honor her loss, but like Sheehan she is using her son for political points..

sandee on October 10, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Link

JPeterman on October 10, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Thnx for the link .
WOW ! How did I miss that one ?
@_@

burrata on October 10, 2012 at 11:32 PM

If they ever ban Cozmo-I’m done here…and I’ve been here longer than most of the mods.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 10, 2012 at 11:27 PM

It wasn’t directed at Cosmo.

JPeterman on October 10, 2012 at 11:31 PM

I reread it.
My bad.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 10, 2012 at 11:32 PM

I reread it.
My bad.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 10, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Me too. Though I still think she didn’t need to go so far as she did. It sounded completely Political..

sandee on October 10, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Spawn suggested that I dress as myself-but then he took it back because he said that I’d scare people.
Age 19 that boy does not want to see. ///

annoyinglittletwerp on October 10, 2012 at 11:30 PM

.
A light ‘whap!’ glancing across the top of the head works well.

I would rag on my son but he’s taking me to a playoff game tomorrow so …

PolAgnostic on October 10, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Link

JPeterman on October 10, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Thanks.

It ran on from there, though. I was curious, so I read up a page or two after. Looks like she softened her statement in her actions.

We’re all just people. :) Well, all you people are just people, anyway.

Axe on October 10, 2012 at 11:35 PM

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