Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on October 28, 2012 by Allahpundit

“This tragedy turned into a debacle and massive coverup or massive incompetence in Libya is having an effect on the voters because of their view of the commander in chief,” McCain said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “And it is now the worst coverup or incompetence that I have ever observed in my life.”…

“I don’t know if it’s either coverup or gross — the worst kind of incompetence, which doesn’t qualify the president as commander in chief,” McCain said…

“Somebody said to me the other day, ‘This is as bad as Watergate.’ Nobody died in Watergate,” McCain said.

***

Ohio senator Rob Portman talked on Fox News Sunday about a “shocking breakdown” with regard to the Obama administration’s response:

This is not about politics. This is about a huge national security issue that affects all of us and there was a shocking breakdown, operationally, not to have the security there in the first place. And then not to respond to these guys, in their pleas for help for 7 hours, during a firefight. It’s unbelievable and now, we are hearing that the president of the United States, based on his own words, issued a directive immediately after he found out about the firefight, saying that he wanted to be sure those people on the ground were safe and they were getting what they needed. It didn’t happen. This means either that the president’s order was not followed, which would be a breakdown in terms of the White House procedure, or, it means the order wasn’t issued. We need to find out about this, it is not about politics, it is a very serious situation. After the fact, of course, there’s also been a lot of confusion about what happened and why it happened.

***

It seems obvious that Panetta is trying protect Obama from responsibility for the Administration’s Benghazi response. I don’t think that works. The decision to outsource the call is still a presidential decision.

But there are two problems bigger problems with the Panetta doctrine. First, Panetta says they didn’t have real-time information. Uh, if having a live video feed and real-time reports from assets on the ground for hours doesn’t count as real time information, what does? And, if as rumors suggest, the drones monitoring the situation were armed, the idea that the administration was trying to avoid some kind of “black hawk down” situation seems incomprehensible.

Which brings us to the second, I think bigger, problem with the Panetta doctrine. If the circumstances in Libya didn’t meet the “enough information” threshold for a rescue attempt or some other form of intervention, then what does?

***

While Americans were under assault in Benghazi, the president found time for a non-urgent, politically useful, hour-long call to Prime Minister Netanyahu. And his senior national staff had to find time to arrange the call, brief the president for the call, monitor it, and provide an immediate read-out to the media. I suspect Prime Minister Netanyahu, of all people, would have understood the need to postpone or shorten the phone call if he were told that Americans were under attack as the president chatted. But for President Obama, a politically useful telephone call—and the ability to have his aides rush out and tell the media about that phone call—came first.

So here are a few more questions for the White House: While President Obama was on the phone for an hour, did his national security advisor Tom Donilon or any other aide interrupt the call or slip him a piece of paper to inform him about what was happening in Benghazi? Or was President Obama out of the loop for at least an hour as events unfolded and decisions were made? On the other hand, national security staff were obviously with the president during and immediately after the phone call—otherwise how could they have put out their statement right away? Surely his aides told the president about what was happening in Benghazi. Was there then no discussion of what was or what wasn’t being done to help, pursuant to the president’s first directive that everything possible be done?

***

We know this much: What Barack Obama said is unambiguously false. Members of his administration have not provided information to the American people about Benghazi as they have received it. And in many instances, the opposite has been true. The Obama administration has used every means at its disposal to avoid sharing information about the Benghazi attacks—not only with the American people, but with Congress, too.

Sources tell The Weekly Standard that the administration is ignoring—or denying—routine requests for information from the congressional committees with oversight on national security. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” says one congressional Republican. “Basic questions—unanswered for literally weeks.”

One could argue that this is good news. An administration refusing to provide information about the attacks is an administration that isn’t providing misleading information about those attacks. And that’s what the American public got for the better part of four weeks.

***

“Why didn’t Governor Romney prosecute the case on Benghazi? Pat, and everybody else has been fulminating about it for the last two weeks. He wisely stayed away from that because it’s a pretty made-up story, frankly, and he’s going to leave that to surrogates,” Eleanor Clift said about the controversy surrounding the terror attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya…

“They’re trying to pretend that the White House was lying and covering up, which shows the complete ignorance of how intelligence is gathered and how government operates,” Clift said.

***

Via Breitbart.com.

***

Later on in the show, Wallace put a similar question to Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA): “I can understand how it would be politically embarrassing for the administration if it turns out the drones were armed and weapons not fired when the U.S. americans were under attack for 7 hours, but I can’t understand how it would give up valuable intelligence. Can you tell me directly: were the drones armed or not that were flying over Benghazi?”

Warner offered no comment: “This member of the Senate Intelligence Committee is not going to make any comments on drones on the record, off-the-record or anywhere else.”

***

Via the Daily Caller.


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hillbillyjim on October 28, 2012 at 11:48 PM

I steer clear of stampedes! lol!

thatsafactjack on October 28, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Stampeding geese are quiet the fright let me tell you… ;p

SWalker on October 28, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Only if 300 miles is “close”.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on October 28, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Apparently the entire West Coast has felt the aftershocks…I’ll leave it up to you and others to judge what is “close”.

Schadenfreude on October 28, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Speaking of Mother Nature,I wish this clown,would shut-up!

Paul Begala ‏@PaulBegala

HuffPo’s @ryangrim reminds us:

in #CNN debate Romney called for ending FEMA & sending its responsibilities to states. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/28/mitt-romney-fema_n_2036198.html

canopfor on October 28, 2012 at 11:56 PM

SWalker on October 28, 2012 at 11:49 PM

I hear you an understand fully your concern to have that info quickly..:)

Dire Straits on October 28, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Well, actually my concerns are not quiet so pure… I’m waiting for the big one to hit San Fransicko and move it up to Oregon where it belongs… o_O

SWalker on October 28, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on October 28, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Wow..The Ducks definitely have blinding speed for sure..:)

Dire Straits on October 28, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Only if 300 miles is “close”.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on October 28, 2012 at 11:51 PM

On the thread topic – military planes were about 430 miles from Benghazi. In little over an hour they could have been there.

“Close” is relative, as most all other.

Schadenfreude on October 28, 2012 at 11:56 PM

In a saner world both coasts will be narrowed down. I wish we could invent something that isn’t as dire as the floods.

Schadenfreude on October 28, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Pray for an Electoral College flood…to stem the flood.

Who is John Galt on October 28, 2012 at 11:57 PM

entagor on October 28, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Good sweet maple syrup, it’s been a long time!

Your insight has been sorely missed by one hillbilly. I’m sure that others would agree.

P.S. There has been an Admiral or some such from the M. E. “recalled” with no explanation. I’m sure that it’s nothing to do with covering the Puxxy-in-chief’s ass.

The so-called man that we have filling in for a real President will never take responsibility for anything except in a press conference when the lights, cameras, and most importantly, questions, have been carefully prearranged.

At any rate, it’s great to hear from a wise old-timer.

hillbillyjim on October 28, 2012 at 11:58 PM

IrishEi on October 28, 2012 at 11:52 PM

I hope you are well above sea level and in from the shore.

gh on October 28, 2012 at 11:59 PM

thatsafactjack on October 28, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Stampeding geese are quiet the fright let me tell you… ;p

SWalker on October 28, 2012 at 11:54 PM

SWalker:

Just wait,till the geese,get to altitute,
and start there “SH*T Bombing Runs”,haha!
(snark):)

canopfor on October 28, 2012 at 11:59 PM

thatsafactjack on October 28, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Thanks, thatsa. Me too. :-{

IrishEi on October 28, 2012 at 11:59 PM

SWalker on October 28, 2012 at 11:54 PM

We used to keep a half a dozen when I was a kid on the ranch/farm. They were good for eating weeds and bugs and great alarm bells when we had anything trying to bother the other stock.

They were usually pretty good, but if you got too close to the nest when the goose was sitting her nest, she’d hiss and chase you and could give you an awful pinch. They’re surprisingly fast, too.

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 12:00 AM

I feel certain with the momentum shifting to obama, he will win by one or two points.

Not as decisive a victory as he had in ’08, but a win is a win.

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 8:41 PM

No… Romney is going to win. The “momentum” you feel is the media lying to you with false polling.

dukecitygirl on October 29, 2012 at 12:01 AM

SWalker on October 28, 2012 at 11:54 PM

We used to keep a half a dozen when I was a kid on the ranch/farm. They were good for eating weeds and bugs and great alarm bells when we had anything trying to bother the other stock.

They were usually pretty good, but if you got too close to the nest when the goose was sitting her nest, she’d hiss and chase you and could give you an awful pinch. They’re surprisingly fast, too.

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Oh don’t I know, I was raised as a young-en in farm country. Worked at a Dairy when I was 9, 50 cents a day to clean cows udders before they were milked and shove their poop afterwards.

SWalker on October 29, 2012 at 12:03 AM

dukecitygirl on October 29, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Lanceman was doing a parody of a troll. He does that from time to time. Don’t take it seriously. He’s only playing.

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Hello all. What have I missed? Watching the series. How I love Oct. Steelers in the morning, Nascar in the aternoon, and the World series in the evening. Congrats SF.

http://youtu.be/ZyVXFpD4k_s

Champions

jrsrigmvr on October 29, 2012 at 12:04 AM

From another blog: Because we’re soft

AZfederalist on October 29, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Lanceman was doing a parody of a troll. He does that from time to time. Don’t take it seriously. He’s only playing.

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Oh ok. Thanks. :)

dukecitygirl on October 29, 2012 at 12:04 AM

SWalker on October 29, 2012 at 12:03 AM

You’re lucky, you got paid for farmhand labor. When you dad owned the operation, your services were free, no matter what the job was! LOL!

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 12:05 AM

I steer clear of stampedes! lol!

thatsafactjack on October 28, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Stampeding geese are quiet the fright let me tell you… ;p

SWalker on October 28, 2012 at 11:54 PM

I’ve been tried and I’ve been tested

But I know when to quit when I’ve been bested.

You unmitigated bastards….

But still, wait for entagor to get his shit wound up. Seriously, this is the smartest guy I’ve met on here, and I’ve been here for at least three or four days….

Don’t be a stranger, e….

hillbillyjim on October 29, 2012 at 12:05 AM

dukecitygirl on October 29, 2012 at 12:04 AM

My pleasure. It’s a little weird, but you get used to it. :)

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 12:05 AM

sup foolz

blatantblue on October 29, 2012 at 12:06 AM

I hope you are well above sea level and in from the shore.

gh on October 28, 2012 at 11:59 PM

4′ and a block and a half. Evacuation tomorrow by noon. Better half doesn’t want to leave, so I agreed to wait until tomorrow morning’s high tide so he can see what he’s in for. I have no doubt we will be gone within a half hour of that. He’s not unreasonable, just dismissive of hyperventilating weather channel folks.

IrishEi on October 29, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 8:41 PM

No… Romney is going to win. The “momentum” you feel is the media lying to you with false polling.

dukecitygirl on October 29, 2012 at 12:01 AM

…Lanceman caught one!…was there a drag on the line…or did the pole just bend quicker than gummeandpokeme‘s poll?

KOOLAID2 on October 29, 2012 at 12:07 AM

jrsrigmvr on October 29, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Good evening, Fred! You’ve had a wonderful day, I can tell! lol! :)

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Congrats to the SF Giants (and fans) for their sweep and World Series win. A great team for sure.

TXUS on October 29, 2012 at 12:07 AM

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canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Congrats to the SF Giants (and fans) for their sweep and World Series win. A great team for sure.

TXUS on October 29, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Boog Powell forever.

hillbillyjim on October 29, 2012 at 12:09 AM

sup foolz

blatantblue on October 29, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Hey how bout the fact that we are going to win on Nov 6th.

Count it. Ever since I endorsed Mitt he has been on a Roll. Plus I put Hex and a jinx on Barry that seems to be working nicely.

SparkPlug on October 29, 2012 at 12:10 AM

KOOLAID2 on October 29, 2012 at 12:07 AM

I’d love to get poke me on the hook. The look on his/her face when it sees the pole that says You Lose Loser.

jrsrigmvr on October 29, 2012 at 12:11 AM

IrishEi on October 29, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Evacuating from where you are is a good idea based on what I’ve been reading. I hope you’re insured. 4 feet is not much.

gh on October 29, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Little Wing – SRV

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Lanceman was doing a parody of a troll. He does that from time to time. Don’t take it seriously. He’s only playing.

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Oh ok. Thanks. :)

dukecitygirl on October 29, 2012 at 12:04 AM

…*sorry*…was happy Lanceman caught one…while depressing about the Tigers…

KOOLAID2 on October 29, 2012 at 12:11 AM

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canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Not this year me thinks. ND handled OU and USC is no OU this year.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on October 28, 2012 at 11:44 PM

USC plays big for big teams. They usually get taken out by weaker teams in the conference.

John the Libertarian on October 29, 2012 at 12:13 AM

canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Dude, you really know how to cheer somebody up, you cotton-pickin’ wet blanket of a rainy day, ya!

hillbillyjim on October 29, 2012 at 12:14 AM

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canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Yay, Giants!

It’s happy here in Northern CA tonight. :)

Bob's Kid on October 29, 2012 at 12:15 AM

canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 12:11 AM

According to the comments at your link, they are well-prepared.

gh on October 29, 2012 at 12:16 AM

…Lanceman caught one!…was there a drag on the line…or did the pole just bend quicker than gummeandpokeme‘s poll?

KOOLAID2 on October 29, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Probably the gin and tonic earlier and then a small glass of grappa, later…

dukecitygirl on October 29, 2012 at 12:17 AM

canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 12:15 AM

You’re givin’ me e-smiles. STOP IT!!

Kidding.

Seriously, I’m expecting you and a team of dogs to rescue me if we get the predicted amount of the white wet stuff.

No really.

Oh, and bring alcohol and pretzels.

hillbillyjim on October 29, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Bob’s Kid on October 29, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Shhhh! Don’t tell Polosi, she’ll want to pass it to see whats in it.

jrsrigmvr on October 29, 2012 at 12:17 AM

great photo of NYC after Donna in 60

https://twitter.com/LucyKafanov/status/262760871397310464

r keller on October 29, 2012 at 12:18 AM

@RichmondtheFish tweeted:
Photo: Storm surge at the Manasquan Inlet in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey – via @RichmondtheFish

18 mins ago from twitter.com by editor

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Andrew(BuzzFeed),has some great news linkys as well!

Andrew Kaczynski ‏@BuzzFeedAndrew

When Hurricane Donna created an 11-foot storm surge in lower Manhattan in 1960. pic.twitter.com/8VHkCCKQ via @LucyKafanov

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https://twitter.com/BuzzFeedAndrew

canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 12:19 AM

4′ and a block and a half. Evacuation tomorrow by noon. Better half doesn’t want to leave, so I agreed to wait until tomorrow morning’s high tide so he can see what he’s in for. I have no doubt we will be gone within a half hour of that. He’s not unreasonable, just dismissive of hyperventilating weather channel folks.

IrishEi on October 29, 2012 at 12:07 AM

You can’t really tell what you are in for until the storm surge gets there.

Take it from someone that has lived through Hurricane Rita and Ike, get out while you can. You might think it will be easy to get out, but I sat in traffic for 16 hours.. for what was normally a five hour trip. Its better to go early and be safe.

ShadowsPawn on October 29, 2012 at 12:19 AM

dukecitygirl on October 29, 2012 at 12:17 AM

…just kidding…I know you!

KOOLAID2 on October 29, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Bob’s Kid on October 29, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Congrats to the SF Giants!!..:)

Dire Straits on October 29, 2012 at 12:20 AM

entagor, I’ll shut up for two days if you’ll post for one.

Seriously, you have been sorely missed, all kidding aside.

hillbillyjim on October 29, 2012 at 12:20 AM

…just kidding…I know you!

KOOLAID2 on October 29, 2012 at 12:19 AM

LOL, I’m a little slow on the uptake tonight.

dukecitygirl on October 29, 2012 at 12:21 AM

This is Billiant!

newtopia on October 29, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Yay, Giants!

It’s happy here in Northern CA tonight. :)

Bob’s Kid on October 29, 2012 at 12:15 AM

…I hate you (:->)
…I’m crying! 0-4…you did us like we did the Yanks!

KOOLAID2 on October 29, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Didn’t 0 pick Detroit to win?

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Good evening, Bmore! It’s good to see you. :)

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 12:23 AM

This is Billiant!

newtopia on October 29, 2012 at 12:22 AM

And brilliant too!

newtopia on October 29, 2012 at 12:23 AM

NumbersMuncher ‏@NumbersMuncher
WaPo/ABC tracking poll has Romney up 1, 49-48. Sample moved from D+4 Fri to D+6 Sat to D+7 today. Romney up 15 w/ indies.

wargamer6 on October 29, 2012 at 12:23 AM

newtopia on October 29, 2012 at 12:23 AM

I liked the first one better. Seemed appropriate somehow.

gh on October 29, 2012 at 12:24 AM

great photo of NYC after Donna in 60

https://twitter.com/LucyKafanov/status/262760871397310464

r keller on October 29, 2012 at 12:18 AM

r keller:Awesome,we were on the same wave-length thingy!:)

canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Well, if e- ain’t comin’ back, and it’s gonna be all serious and shit, then I’m gonna jump the gun on Bmore ant throw this at all of ya. If you get lemons, then you make this………………..

hillbillyjim on October 29, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Time Makes Two – Cray

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 12:25 AM

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Evening Jackie! I’m getting better at tucking the 80 year olds in. ; )

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 12:25 AM

“Folks in Wisconsin know, as well as anybody in the nation, there is no quit in America,” an animated Biden urged the crowd. “In America, people are determined to bring this country back, they’re determined not to go back, and where I come from there’s only one direction — forward!”

Stupid Biden – may “forward!” take him right over the cliff.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 12:25 AM

That must be one major chore! Not sure I’d be up to it! lol!

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Didn’t 0 pick Detroit to win?

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 12:22 AM

…no!…O said GO GO!
Oh…there you are!

KOOLAID2 on October 29, 2012 at 12:27 AM

‘Sweet Home Chicago’

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Stupid Biden – may “forward!” take him right over the cliff.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 12:25 AM

The problem is he and his buddy are dragging everyone else over too. Better to dump him Nov 6th.

gh on October 29, 2012 at 12:28 AM

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Good evening!!..:)

Dire Straits on October 29, 2012 at 12:29 AM

I’m sticking with my first choice.

Lemonade, baby.

hillbillyjim on October 29, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Excellent, and what a line up… now, if we could only get Obama to STAY there… or Hawaii… anywhere but Washington DC!

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Dire Straits on October 29, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Good evening, Dire! Good to see you!:)

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 12:30 AM

sup foolz

blatantblue on October 29, 2012 at 12:06 AM

blatantblue:

Nothing much,accept for this Hurricane, that is
trying to DROWN NY City!

Gawd,I don’t understand why such Hate of NY!!

canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on October 29, 2012 at 12:30 AM

go early and be safe.

ShadowsPawn on October 29, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Thanks, Shadows. That’s my plan. It’s already a ghost town here, and we don’t have to go far. Husband’s is a volunteer fireman, so we’ll be sheltering at his brick firehouse about 5 miles inland (and upland) with the dog!

IrishEi on October 29, 2012 at 12:31 AM

4′ and a block and a half. Evacuation tomorrow by noon. Better half doesn’t want to leave, so I agreed to wait until tomorrow morning’s high tide so he can see what he’s in for. I have no doubt we will be gone within a half hour of that. He’s not unreasonable, just dismissive of hyperventilating weather channel folks.

IrishEi on October 29, 2012 at 12:07 AM

You can’t really tell what you are in for until the storm surge gets there.

Take it from someone that has lived through Hurricane Rita and Ike, get out while you can. You might think it will be easy to get out, but I sat in traffic for 16 hours.. for what was normally a five hour trip. Its better to go early and be safe.

ShadowsPawn on October 29, 2012 at 12:19 AM

I can’t underscore ShadowsPawn point enough. Unless your home is really high above flood level, protected from high winds and, most important, you have your own electric generator(s), it’s better to get out, and get out before the mass exodus that occurs when people finally figure out that their screwed. Sh!t happens fast in these events, and crowds and chaos become the enemy, not the hurricane or weather itself. God Bless, and good luck.

TXUS on October 29, 2012 at 12:31 AM

How strangely quiet it is here in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Occasionally the wind rushes through the trees, but otherwise there is only the faint chirping of crickets.

It is the calm before the hellstorm.

ManlyRash on October 29, 2012 at 12:32 AM

IrishEi on October 29, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Glad to hear it. Don’t hesitate when it’s time to go. :)

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Schadenfreude, I learned today that so long as you are driving in reverse, if you don’t have your safety belt buckled, the buzzer won’t go off. I’m not sure how this would be of help to Biden, but I’m sure he should give it a try. Since forward in reverse, is what it seems, he’s trying for.

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 12:32 AM

gh on October 29, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Have I ever asked you what you thought of this young lady’s picking skills??..:)

Dire Straits on October 29, 2012 at 12:33 AM

‘Sweet Home Chicago’

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 12:27 AM

I will have to say, Schadenfreude, excellent taste.

hillbillyjim on October 29, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 12:32 AM

LOL! I’m not even going to ask! :)

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Didn’t 0 pick Detroit to win?

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Of course he did. San Francisco isn’t in a swing state.

Gingotts on October 29, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Heres a REPOSTY Peeps!!

Bret Baier Special Report Investigates Benghazi New Revelations
Published on Oct 28, 2012 by Jumpmastrr
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Video:(15:16)

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canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 12:34 AM

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 12:26 AM

They are very well connected, which doesn’t hurt. I have learned a great many insights from them over the weekend. ; )

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Dire Straits on October 29, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Isn’t she more a shredder than picker? I’ve listened to a bit of her on youtube. IIRC, Michael Jackson hired her just before he died.

gh on October 29, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Very interesting, indeed. Perhaps you might clue me in sometime. :)

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 12:37 AM

How strangely quiet it is here in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Occasionally the wind rushes through the trees, but otherwise there is only the faint chirping of crickets.

It is the calm before the hellstorm.

ManlyRash on October 29, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Now I know…

Flashbacks ARE real.

Or is that really you, MahaManlyRahaRashly?

Just wow.

ManlyRash and entagor in one episode.

I know I’m trippin’; either that or Ojugears is going down!!!!!!!

hillbillyjim on October 29, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Dire Straits on October 29, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Good evening my friend. Look at us, on a QOTD at the same time. Happening far too rarely as of late. Good to see you. ; )

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 12:37 AM

did you see Geraldo kiss Ty Woods’ dad??? holy pucker uppers, batman…WTF was that.

ted c on October 28, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Maybe Geraldo was having a flashback to the time he was sandwiched between Mick Jagger and Mikhail Baryshnikov?

Seriously though, I think Geraldo’s heart is in the right place, his scrambled brain is where his problem resides.

Anti-Control on October 29, 2012 at 12:37 AM

IrishEi on October 29, 2012 at 12:31 AM

…be safe!

KOOLAID2 on October 29, 2012 at 12:38 AM

IrishEi on October 29, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Please check in with us here, on the QOTD, when you get the chance, and let us know that you’re safe. We’ll be thinking of you. :)

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Apparently the entire West Coast has felt the aftershocks…I’ll leave it up to you and others to judge what is “close”.

Schadenfreude on October 28, 2012 at 11:55 PM

5.3 206km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 09:17:27 52.159°N 132.149°W 10.2
4.2 215km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 09:15:48 52.102°N 131.653°W 10.0
4.5 208km SW of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 08:47:58 52.901°N 134.629°W 10.0
4.3 216km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 08:22:04 52.066°N 132.073°W 10.0
5.0 198km SSE of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 07:25:22 52.270°N 131.493°W 10.6
4.9 140km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 07:16:37 52.775°N 132.456°W 11.3
4.6 212km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 07:12:14 52.109°N 132.221°W 10.0
4.4 231km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 07:02:19 51.941°N 131.836°W 10.8
5.0 203km SSE of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 06:16:53 52.268°N 131.212°W 11.5
4.5 139km SSW of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 05:51:17 52.815°N 132.714°W 10.3
4.2 181km SSE of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 05:47:08 52.429°N 131.451°W 10.1
4.1 248km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 05:38:38 51.786°N 132.312°W 10.1
4.3 211km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 05:21:36 52.139°N 131.571°W 10.0
4.3 169km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 05:15:12 52.499°N 132.222°W 10.1
4.5 178km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 05:02:49 52.409°N 132.165°W 10.3
4.3 180km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 04:54:46 52.403°N 132.439°W 10.1
4.7 162km SSW of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 04:41:05 52.592°N 132.670°W 10.0
4.6 140km SSW of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 04:33:51 52.906°N 133.120°W 10.0
5.1 237km SSW of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 04:25:17 52.019°N 133.370°W 10.1
4.8 202km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 03:52:24 52.199°N 131.986°W 10.9
7.7 139km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 03:04:10 52.769°N 131.927°W 17.5

While the main 7.7M event was felt as far as Alberta, I doubt aftershocks on a strike-slip plane in the range of 4.2 to 5.1M would generate Sv and other later arrivals with the requisite amplitude to be felt along “the entire west coast”.

But maybe you have seen information that I have not. 7.7 is a quite large event in terms of energy.

Relatives and friends in western Washington and Oregon that I called 15 minutes after the 7.7M told me they felt nada.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on October 29, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Don’t tell Polosi, she’ll want to pass it to see whats in it.

jrsrigmvr on October 29, 2012 at 12:17 AM

The only thing you have to pass to see what’s in it floats in the toilet bowl. So that’s fitting.

John the Libertarian on October 29, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Thanks for all your good wishes. Off to bed I am. Busy day tomorrow no doubt. I’ll do my best to keep you all posted.

IrishEi on October 29, 2012 at 12:40 AM

LOL! I’m not even going to ask! :)

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Drinking was not even involved. Older folks have so much knowledge to share. Lol!

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Damn Right I got The Blues – Buddy Guy

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 12:41 AM

hillbillyjim on October 29, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Oh, it’s me, HBJ. And it’s real….very real.

Here I am gazing at course projections for the storm of the millennium and praying that a single breath from God miraculously pushes this malignant thing out to sea.

Then I remember: the secular zeitgeist has outlawed miracles.

ManlyRash on October 29, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 12:40 AM

That’s true, and I’ve benefited from talking with older people many times over the years.

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 12:42 AM

The Ojesus Song.

Oh, Ojesus is a GUY?

Who knew?

(Damn mommy pants)

hillbillyjim on October 29, 2012 at 12:42 AM

gh on October 29, 2012 at 12:36 AM

I see what you are saying..Coming in loud and clear..:)

Dire Straits on October 29, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Time to sign off … cat has invaded my office and is meowing at me.

gh on October 29, 2012 at 12:44 AM

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