Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on August 4, 2013 by Allahpundit

The White House said top administration officials gathered late Saturday over a terror threat that provoked the State Department to close more than 20 diplomatic posts and issue a worldwide travel alert.

National Security Adviser Susan Rice chaired a meeting with 12 administration officials including the secretaries of State, Defense and Homeland Security and the directors of the FBI, CIA and NSA, according to a White House statement…

The State Department’s travel alert said the threat was focused particularly in the Middle East and North Africa and was “possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arabian Peninsula.” Yemen has become a central focus of the warnings.

***

The terror threat prompting the U.S. government to close nearly two dozen embassies and consulates Sunday is the most specific, credible threat information in years, CBS News senior correspondent John Miller reports.

Intelligence officers have reporting from a reliable source that a major plot is under way and that the team to carry it out has been selected and is in place, Miller reports…

What authorities don’t have is the date, the timing or the target of the attack, which is why they have taken such an approach to warning potential targets, Miller reports.

***

On the day that almost two dozen U.S. embassies and consulates across North Africa and the Middle East are closed following the identification of a significant threat from an al-Qaeda affiliate, a senior U.S. official is providing new details about the communications intercepted from the terrorists, telling ABC News that al-Qaeda operatives could be heard talking about an upcoming attack. The official described the terrorists as saying the planned attack is “going to be big” and “strategically significant.”

“The part that is alarming is the confidence they showed while communicating and the air of certainty,” the official said, adding that the group – Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula – appeared to have a media plan for after the attack…

“We do not know whether they mean an embassy, an airbase, an aircraft, trains,” the official said…

The official also said authorities were stunned that the group broke “operational security” – meaning they talked likely knowing it would be picked up by intercepts.

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The chatter among al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives had gone on for weeks but increased in the last few days, the officials said…

The warnings also come as news has surfaced that al Qaeda’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has appointed the head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Nasser al-Wahishi, as his overall general manager of the terror network, Seth Jones of the Rand Corporation said…

Officials have told CNN that some analysts believe the threat is solely in Yemen, while others are convinced plots are under way in several countries

According to the Yemeni official, recent U.S. drone attacks may generate reprisals.

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Interpol has issued a global security alert, asking its member nations to help determine whether a rash of brazen prison escapes recently are linked.

Over the past month, prison breaks have taken place in nine Interpol member nations, the global police organization said in an alert this weekend.

“With suspected Al Qaeda involvement in several of the breakouts, which led to the escape of hundreds of terrorists and other criminals, the INTERPOL alert requests the Organization’s 190 member countries’ assistance in order to determine whether any of these recent events are coordinated or linked,” the group said in the statement Saturday…

Interpol noted that August has been a fervent month for attacks.

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McCormack asked, “what does ‘rebalancing our fight against al Qaeda’ mean? It’s a phrase Obama hasn’t used before.”

The administration hasn’t answered McCormack’s question. In light of al Qaeda’s resurgence in Iraq, our withdrawal from Afghanistan, our fecklessness with respect to Syria, Libya, and elsewhere–and now the travel alert warning about the “potential for terrorist attacks, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa” and Sunday’s closing of 22 embassies across the Muslim world–the answer is becoming depressingly clear: Rebalance is a euphemism for retreat.

Al Qaeda’s not on the run. We are.

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Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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“When you look at this map of U.S. embassies that are closed, twenty-two of them, most of them across the Muslim world, when you hear this global warning to all Americans to take care, what do you think that says?” Crowley asked. “Since the mission of terrorists is to terrorize, in some sense do you feel as if they’ve already won?

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Via the Corner.


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First!

vegconservative on August 4, 2013 at 8:02 PM

Second!

This is nothing more than a ploy to get people’s minds off of Benghazi.

predator on August 4, 2013 at 8:03 PM

I’m scared.

arnold ziffel on August 4, 2013 at 8:04 PM

New firearm owner nth.

nobar on August 4, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Last?

it’s Bush’s fault…..?

Don L on August 4, 2013 at 8:05 PM

This is obviously a fake scandal…

Al Qaeda is on the run..
The bad YouTube movie guy is in jail..
And Detroit is saved…

Electrongod on August 4, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Preezy’s response is “What, me worry? I have a birthday to celebrate with my peeps.”

onlineanalyst on August 4, 2013 at 8:10 PM

One of the great things about being a Leftie is that there is no pretense about having to be intellectually honest or philosophically consistent.

Ten years ago, today’s headlines would have been met with derision and cries of Bushitler lying about imaginary threats so Cheney & Haliburton could kill misunderstood Muzzies and make money.

Today, not a damn peep.

And those on the Right, most of whom I have found to be intellectually honest and philosophically consistent, give Bark the benefit of the doubt.

Is this a great country or what?

Bruno Strozek on August 4, 2013 at 8:14 PM

The most scariest part…

National Security Adviser Susan Rice

Barred on August 4, 2013 at 8:18 PM

nobar on August 4, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Congratulations.

Cindy Munford on August 4, 2013 at 8:18 PM

The official also said authorities were stunned that the group broke “operational security” – meaning they talked likely knowing it would be picked up by intercepts.
==============================

Interesting,NSA must of took time out from there busy schedule,
of Big Brothering Americans!!!!

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Preemption. It’s what’s for dinner.

The only problem with this is that Oboozle and Co. are making a run at preempting the news cycle, not the attacks!

hillbillyjim on August 4, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Sunday photo essays…

National Geographic: 2013 Travel Photo Contest Winners (Photo Essay)

Can You Spot The Hidden Lego Bricks In These Incredible Pictures? (Photo Essay)

Resist We Much on August 4, 2013 at 8:08 PM

The photographs are gorgeous. I notice that the Tata tribeswomen were hiding their tatas.

No, I cannot see the Lego bricks at all, but the artwork is cool.

onlineanalyst on August 4, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Susan Rice chaired the meeting? How can the participants be sure she is not lying to them?

birdwatcher on August 4, 2013 at 8:22 PM

US State Department response to unspecified al-Qaida threat

Intelligence committee vice chair Sen. Saxby Chambliss say current terror chatter is ‘very reminiscent of what we saw pre-9/11,’ says ‘this is the most serious threat that I’ve seen in the last several years’ – @mpoindc

10 hours ago by editor

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Preemption. It’s what’s for dinner.

The only problem with this is that Oboozle and Co. are making a run at preempting the news cycle, not the attacks!

hillbillyjim on August 4, 2013 at 8:20 PM

I’m sitting here thinking the same thing. What is this all about? If they know so much why aren’t they launching some missiles or sending in some Seal Teams or something. Instead.. we’re all just hunkering down.

Of course.. the left likes to brag about getting a crisis too good to waste.

JellyToast on August 4, 2013 at 8:23 PM

This is nothing more than a ploy to get people’s minds off of Benghazi.

predator on August 4, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Not only Benghazi, but the IRS and NSA as well.

ladyingray on August 4, 2013 at 8:23 PM

US State Department response to unspecified al-Qaida threat

Sen. Lindsey Graham praises Obama administration’s decision to shut down embassies amid security threats – @politico

10 hours ago from http://www.politico.com by editor

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Yeah. You know, I was in Indonesia for the first Bali bombing, and then the Marriott bombing, and then the second Bali bombing, and then the Australian embassy bombing. I may have those last two out of sequence. And then the JL bomb maker was killed in a police raid 15 minutes from my house.

So, obviously, good times. But my point is that there was this marked progression of lesser impact for each of those events. The first Bali bombing had an effect on the entire Indonesian economy, and Bali tourism was decimated, except in the 90% sense, not the 10% sense.

When the Australian embassy was bombed, my first thought was that the bombers must have decided the American embassy was already hardened and too difficult a target. The Australians had excellent message control and only ever said that there were no deaths inside. The impact on the embassy was a black box to the terrorists, in terms of results, and with nothing to report on there was little media sensation. Additionally, this happened within just days of the Beslan school attack. Which one of those two does everybody remember?

After Beslan, and Mumbai, and now that most established embassies are hardened against explosions to some extent (probably), and given the recent success of Benghazi, I would think that the new MO of terrorists is going to involve teams of active shooters. They may blow a hole in the gates with some sort of car bomb if the standoff distance permits, but now that they know the US is unlikely to send in Marines during an actual event, and provided they can make arrangements with the local police/military to hold off until things are all wrapped up, which seems disarmingly likely, Embassy assaults seem eminently do-able. Even the whiff of the possibility of an attack now has the capability of shutting down dozens of embassies. Is that the response of a network of well-defended, secure facilities, or of someone who knows they’re crouching behind a cardboard shield?

TexasDan on August 4, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Twerp smokes cigars.

SparkPlug on August 4, 2013 at 8:25 PM

All these meetings …….bla , bla , bla ……
Sounds like an effort to mimic ruffles and flourishes .

Lucano on August 4, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Maybe if they spent half the time monitoring real terrorists that they do libertarians, TEA Partiers and pro-lifers they could have stopped this by now.

JellyToast on August 4, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Twerp smokes cigars.

SparkPlug on August 4, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Don’t make me post another Perry Como song.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 4, 2013 at 8:26 PM

HELL YEAH!

annoyinglittletwerp on August 4, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Walk softly and carry a big stick has turned into:

Play golf and like big d#cks.
Bow now and promise not to give a sh!t.
Swagger around and carry a tampon.

This is what happens when affirmative action chooses your leaders.

Oh, and McCain. Please see your friend Teddy soon.

HornetSting on August 4, 2013 at 8:27 PM

US State Department response to unspecified al-Qaida threat

More: Extension of US embassy closures through Aug. 10 not due to new threats, but exercise of caution, State Dept says – @Reuters

3 hours ago by editor
==========================

US State Department response to unspecified al-Qaida threat

US State Department says it extends closure of several embassies, consulates in Middle East after al-Qaida threat – @Reuters

4 hours ago by editor

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 8:28 PM

They should pull some resources from the Bottled Water Assault Team and the Fawn Assassination Squad.

JellyToast on August 4, 2013 at 8:28 PM

This is obviously a fake scandal…

Al Qaeda is on the run..
The bad YouTube movie guy is in jail..
And Detroit is saved…

Electrongod on August 4, 2013 at 8:08 PM

…dude!….what do you want?…JugEars is busy divoting on the golf course pivoting on the economy…putting messages on rent-a-sh!tters…and edumacating us on everything!…WTF?…when can he campaign?…don’t you know we just had an election?

KOOLAID2 on August 4, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Not only Benghazi, but the IRS and NSA as well.

ladyingray on August 4, 2013 at 8:23 PM

I could see the reasoning for securing embassies, etc. in the face of credible threats. But why announce it to the world? Your enemies now know that you are wise to the threat.

And I heard this morning on FNC that the security alerts had a specified date for ending (Aug. 10th, I think). So now the terrorists just wait until 08/11 then–BOOM!

predator on August 4, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Tweets All / No replies

Travel – State Dept ‏@TravelGov 3h

Certain U.S. embassies & consulates will remain closed August 5 thru August 10. More info available at http://goo.gl/A58MdN .

Travel – State Dept ‏@TravelGov 2 Aug
========================================

Worldwide #Travel Alert available on our official site at http://ow.ly/nzZJT .

Travel – State Dept ‏@TravelGov 2 Aug
========================================

Full text of Worldwide #Travel Alert posted on our Facebook page while waiting for http://travel.state.gov to update http://ow.ly/nzOUz

https://twitter.com/TravelGov

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 8:33 PM

I’m too tired to make dinner for myself…luckily for me, I’ve got a venti chocolate -hazelnut frappuccino that’s been spiked w/ Bailey’s at hand.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 4, 2013 at 8:34 PM

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Hey Canada. I’m betting they leave them closed until Septmber 11…because the filmmaker is still in jail and what difference does it make.

HornetSting on August 4, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Preemption. It’s what’s for dinner.

The only problem with this is that Oboozle and Co. are making a run at preempting the news cycle, not the attacks!

hillbillyjim on August 4, 2013 at 8:20 PM

hillbillyjim:Exactly:)

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 8:36 PM

predator on August 4, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Hey, we got idiots running the country.

What do you expect.

Barred on August 4, 2013 at 8:36 PM

given the recent success of Benghazi, I would think that the new MO of terrorists is going to involve teams of active shooters. They may blow a hole in the gates with some sort of car bomb

TexasDan on August 4, 2013 at 8:25 PM

My gut says you are right, especially given the lack of consequences AQ faced after Benghazi.

So why didn’t Bark & Co. just STFU and harden the sites?

Incompetence is the easy answer, but there’s got to be Pros out there who could have managed this well in spite of the Administration.

I think the treat is real; so what gives?

Bruno Strozek on August 4, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Hey,they/them/and those are getting closer!
(sarc)
=======

Egypt Sinai Peninsula violence

Bombs damage two shrines in Egypt’s Sinai, state news agency reports – @Reuters

37 mins ago from http://www.reuters.com by editor
==============================================

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 8:37 PM

National Security Adviser Susan Rice

Barred on August 4, 2013 at 8:18 PM

That was a typo. They meant ‘Stupidity’ not ‘Security.;

Resist We Much on August 4, 2013 at 8:37 PM

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Hey Canada. I’m betting they leave them closed until Septmber 11…because the filmmaker is still in jail and what difference does it make.

HornetSting on August 4, 2013 at 8:34 PM

HornetSting:Lol,and I’m thinking,

Obama is making an end-run on Furloughing the Embassies
in a SeQuester savings thingy,or not!:O

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Congratulations.

Cindy Munford on August 4, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Gonna test it out soon. ‘Tis a Tauras .40S&W compact 10+1. Got two mags for the price. Dixie Gun and Knife show is great (also got a holster, and ammo is as expensive as I expected).

nobar on August 4, 2013 at 8:39 PM

I bet the obama media is just salivating at the prospect of blaming whatever happens, if anything, on the sequester, rand paul, congress, bush…whatever.

Jack_Burton on August 4, 2013 at 8:40 PM

I’m too tired to make dinner for myself…luckily for me, I’ve got a venti chocolate -hazelnut frappuccino that’s been spiked w/ Bailey’s at hand.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 4, 2013 at 8:34 PM

I hear that’s Chris Christie’s favorite flavor as well, you have something in common there.
You should really start liking you some Krispy Kreme. :)

HornetSting on August 4, 2013 at 8:41 PM

I just saw the pix of Governor Hotness wear glasses over @ Twitchy. I normally dig guys w/ glasses-My husband hasn’t switched to contacts ONLY because of me-but on Rick Perry…the look doesn’t work.
*My mind is fried. Humor me.*

annoyinglittletwerp on August 4, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Hey, dingbats. This is a threat-probe exercise, and the enemy are sitting in their hotel rooms charting our responses. They gain information on how and how fast we respond to these threats, and will chart their next, REAL attacks on how we responded here. We are such saps. Nothing is going to happen, especially when O announces his actions. This government should have been able to know where they are going and have an overwhelming force to meet them. We are a pile of pussies.

PaCadle on August 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM

I don’t even believe these people anymore.

Cindy Munford on August 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM

HornetSting on August 4, 2013 at 8:41 PM

I love you, Singer…

annoyinglittletwerp on August 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Walk softly and carry a big stick has turned into:

Play golf and like big d#cks.

HornetSting on August 4, 2013 at 8:27 PM

lol…sadly..this is true.

bazil9 on August 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Congratulations.

Cindy Munford on August 4, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Gonna test it out soon. ‘Tis a Tauras .40S&W compact 10+1. Got two mags for the price. Dixie Gun and Knife show is great (also got a holster, and ammo is as expensive as I expected).

nobar on August 4, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Very nice. I spent an hour last night looking for my Springfield .40 XDM….we hide the guns we don’t travel with since we were robbed in 2008….I hid it so well, I forgot where it was…either that or senility is setting in.

HornetSting on August 4, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Resist We Much on August 4, 2013 at 8:37 PM

LOL I’ll go with that.

Barred on August 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Walk softly and carry a big stick has turned into:

Play golf and like big d#cks.

HornetSting on August 4, 2013 at 8:27 PM

lol…sadly..this is true.

bazil9 on August 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Hey you! I’m swearing Michelle’s got some man meat so he doesn’t miss Reggie. :)

HornetSting on August 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

nobar on August 4, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Nice!!! Oh, the dreaded gun show, where everyone can just walk in off the street and buy a gun? Here’s a story from Fox listed as an “interesting trend” that I bet is probably not at all unusual.

Cindy Munford on August 4, 2013 at 8:46 PM

The terror threat prompting the U.S. government to close nearly two dozen embassies and consulates Sunday is the most specific, credible threat information in years, CBS News senior correspondent John Miller reports.

Wow, what a lucky break for Obama that “the most specific, credible” terrorist threat in years broke the day after CNN revealed that there were a bunch of CIA in Benghazi, Libya, reportedly running guns to terrorists in Syria. I’m sure that, like Obama, McCain, Graham and Rubio and others like them are similarly relieved because they’ve also supported arming Syrian rebels and were probably in on the whole thing with Obama.

Granted, this is just a wag-the-dog conspiracy theory, at this point, but our government is so corrupt, who knows what to believe anymore?

FloatingRock on August 4, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Nice!!! Oh, the dreaded gun show, where everyone can just walk in off the street and buy a gun? Here’s a story from Fox listed as an “interesting trend” that I bet is probably not at all unusual.

Cindy Munford on August 4, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Oh it gets better for me. The serial on it contains the word sex, so yeah…..

nobar on August 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM

I don’t even believe these people anymore.

Cindy Munford on August 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Where I am at Cindy. Not a single damn thing.
No credibility.

Maybe another youtube video prompted this terror threat alert.

bazil9 on August 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM

.I hid it so well, I forgot where it was…either that or senility is setting in.

HornetSting on August 4, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Either option is annoying as he//!!! The Husband just got a chunk of 22 ammo, going to the range soon.

Cindy Munford on August 4, 2013 at 8:48 PM

HornetSting on August 4, 2013 at 8:41 PM

I love you, Singer…

annoyinglittletwerp on August 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Lol….love him!
So, you like Ricky bobby, I mean Rick Perry….excellent.

HornetSting on August 4, 2013 at 8:49 PM

nobar on August 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM

LOL!!! That’s too funny.

Cindy Munford on August 4, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Hey you! I’m swearing Michelle’s got some man meat so he doesn’t miss Reggie. :)

HornetSting on August 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Hey my sting sting!
Thx for the hurltastic visual. Excuse me a minuet…

bazil9 on August 4, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Hey, we got idiots running the country.

What do you expect.

Barred on August 4, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Exactly what I’m getting–idiocy.

predator on August 4, 2013 at 8:51 PM

National Security Adviser Susan Rice chaired a meeting with 12 administration officials including the secretaries of State, Defense and Homeland Security and the directors of the FBI, CIA and NSA, according to a White House statement…

Did she issue a list of the nasty filmmakers who were the cause of the threats?? The Innocence of Muslims guy still languishes in prison, I believe, so that threat generator is out of circulation but there are, undoubtedly, dozens of others exercising 1st amendment rights and just, plain being Americans … which causes terror threats against Barky’s junta and thus, must be quashed.

Susan Rice … National Security Advisor .. what a sick, sad joke. Almost as bad as Barky, the Indonesian, 84 IQ dog-eater occupooping the Oval Office, still … after all of his crimes against us and our nation.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 4, 2013 at 8:51 PM

HornetSting on August 4, 2013 at 8:49 PM

YOUR governor is too liberal for me.
If only we lived near DFW or Houston-but noooo-we’re an hour east of NM.
Stay away! LoL…mostly.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 4, 2013 at 8:51 PM

bazil9 on August 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Since there is no election going on that requires him to look like a competent CIC (hahahahahahhahahahahah) then the only other answer is that he feels the need to cover his hindquarters about something or needs a diversion. I have to say, as diversions go, this one isn’t very effective.

Cindy Munford on August 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Updated August 4, 2013, 6:01 p.m. ET

U.S. Extends Embassy Closures for a Week on Security Concerns
General Says Al Qaeda Affiliate’s Plan Was More Specific Than Others, Didn’t Aim at Just America
**********************************

“The NSA program is proving its worth yet again,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) said, speaking on CNN’s show “State of the Union.” He did not specify which particular NSA program. He said to his colleagues who are critical of the NSA’s intelligence gathering, “if you want to gut it you’re making us much less safe.”

Other lawmakers drew a distinction between NSA programs directed at overseas intelligence gathering as opposed to those that collect information on U.S. soil. Rep. Adam Schiff (D., Calif), a member of the House Intelligence Committee and a critic of the NSA’s collection of data on Americans’ phone calls, said on CNN that the NSA’s role in helping uncover the latest terror threat doesn’t change his mind about the program. He said he’s seen no indication that the program contributed to the information about this particular plot.(More…)
===============================

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323514404578647941289923434.html

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Oh and by the way, that “film maker” is still in jail!!!!

Cindy Munford on August 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Speaking of Graham,……..*ss Kisser Extraordinaire:

Sen. Lindsey Graham praises Obama administration’s decision to shut down embassies amid security threats – @politico

10 hours ago from http://www.politico.com by editor
================================================

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/multiple-us-embassies-ordered-closed-on-aug-4-2013

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Oh and by the way, that “film maker” is still in jail!!!!

Cindy Munford on August 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Cindy Munford:

Yup,and Team Democrat(s) want to lecture about so-called
Social InJustice!!:)

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Hey you! I’m swearing Michelle’s got some man meat so he doesn’t miss Reggie. :)

HornetSting on August 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Hey my sting sting!
Thx for the hurltastic visual. Excuse me a minuet…

bazil9 on August 4, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Me love you long time.

HornetSting on August 4, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Oh and by the way, that “film maker” is still in jail!!!!

Cindy Munford on August 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM

It’s the “war on film makers.”

predator on August 4, 2013 at 8:57 PM

HornetSting on August 4, 2013 at 8:49 PM

YOUR governor is too liberal for me.
If only we lived near DFW or Houston-but noooo-we’re an hour east of NM.
Stay away! LoL…mostly.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 4, 2013 at 8:51 PM

She cannot do anything because all the idiots in the roundhouse, but she tried to show that giving licenses to illegals is a total scam.
And, NM is way different than TX….it’s a giant welfare rat cesspool with pretty much zero industry.
The closer you get to TX, the better it becomes….

HornetSting on August 4, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Bishop!!!

KCB on August 4, 2013 at 8:59 PM

HornetSting on August 4, 2013 at 8:58 PM

There are quite a few NM’ers that commute to TTU and the medical district. I think Lubbock’s unemployment rate is under 6%. it’s nice.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 4, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Here is the list of security experts who attended yesterday’s meeting called by Susan Rice. (while Prez Pantload golfed).

Don’t you feel safe now?

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White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough
National Security Advisor Susan Rice
Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken
Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco
Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President Jeff Prescott
Secretary of State John Kerry
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper
Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Robert Mueller
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan
Director of the National Security Agency Keith Alexander
Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Matthew Olsen
Acting Assistant Attorney General John Carlin

timmytee on August 4, 2013 at 9:02 PM

“The NSA program is proving its worth yet again,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) said, speaking on CNN’s show “State of the Union.” He did not specify which particular NSA program. He said to his colleagues who are critical of the NSA’s intelligence gathering, “if you want to gut it you’re making us much less safe.”

No, you flaming retard! No one has called for the NSA to be gutted, including Representative Jim Sensenbrenner, the PRIMARY AUTHOR of the Patriot Act, who voted FOR the Amash Amendment.

There is no problem with the NSA analysing data overseas or on American soil when the contact is overseas.

The problem is the general warrant placed upon the whole of the American people, who have Fourth Amendment and other constitutional protections.

What people like the idiot Graham seem to forget is that the ‘F’ in FISA stands for ‘FOREIGN,’ not Federal.

PS: Linds is probably the ‘Republican Senator,’ who has secretly ‘delayed a vote on legislation that would require police to obtain a warrant before accessing emails and other online messages.’

He believes in a Security State, but it probably wouldn’t look too good for him in next year’s primaries to have voted for allowing the government/police to read emails and other online messages OF AMERICANS without a warrant.

Resist We Much on August 4, 2013 at 9:04 PM

U.S. extends embassy closings, lawmakers say threat serious

WASHINGTON | Sun Aug 4, 2013 8:23pm EDT

(Reuters) – The United States extended embassy closures by a week in the Middle East and Africa as a precaution on Sunday after an al Qaeda threat that U.S. lawmakers said was the most serious in years.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/05/us-usa-embassies-idUSBRE9710V320130805?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=992637

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 9:04 PM

HornetSting on August 4, 2013 at 8:58 PM

There are quite a few NM’ers that commute to TTU and the medical district. I think Lubbock’s unemployment rate is under 6%. it’s nice.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 4, 2013 at 9:02 PM

You go east to Artesian/Hobbs and the oil/gas industry, it’s like night and day.
That doesn’t surprise me.

HornetSting on August 4, 2013 at 9:05 PM

WASHINGTON | Sun Aug 4, 2013 8:23pm EDT

(Reuters) – The United States extended embassy closures by a week in the Middle East and Africa as a precaution on Sunday after an al Qaeda threat that U.S. lawmakers said was the most serious in years.

“In years”?? How many? The benghazi terror attack and the overruning of other embassies happened less than a year ago. “in years”?? LOL. I guess they don’t include benghazi since it was a film protest …

It’s hard to express in words how much I friggin hate/detest/abhor Barky and his America-hating junta of idiots.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM

No, you flaming retard! No one has called for the NSA to be gutted, including Representative Jim Sensenbrenner, the PRIMARY AUTHOR of the Patriot Act, who voted FOR the Amash Amendment.

He believes in a Security State, but it probably wouldn’t look too good for him in next year’s primaries to have voted for allowing the government/police to read emails and other online messages OF AMERICANS without a warrant.

Resist We Much on August 4, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Resist We Much:Lol,…you GO Girl:O

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 9:09 PM

predator on August 4, 2013

2 nights of Pred in a row? *lucky B* =]
Wah that forehead..lol..double muah.
Did you get your golf on today?

Ken! *waves*

bazil9 on August 4, 2013 at 9:09 PM

wash

bazil9 on August 4, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Biggest terror alert in history.

Nothing happens….

We prevented the biggist terror attack in the middle east.

idesign on August 4, 2013 at 9:10 PM

timmytee on August 4, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Yeah..I feel real safe and secure..as if I had a Cobra
curled up in my lap.

bazil9 on August 4, 2013 at 9:13 PM

McCaul says this is one of the most serious and credible threats he’s seen since 911.

McCaul became a Congressman in 2005.

They’re just reading off the talking points memo the Administration gave them.

Dusty on August 4, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Is ‘Non-Consensual Sex’ The Same As Rape? It Isn’t At Yale.

Resist We Much on August 4, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Resist We Much:Sounds like the same precedures that the Obama
Administration is handling,er,doing,er…..:O

canopfor on August 4, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Wash that forehead..lol..double muah.
Did you get your golf on today?

Ken! *waves*

bazil9 on August 4, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Forehead is squeaky clean, doll. Lemme have it!

Got my golf on today, but played lousy. :( *poop*

predator on August 4, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Telling.
The Omarxist team, les incompetents, are scared $ hitless of a Beghazi II sequel – they come up with this strategy.
.
Just close Wally World.
.
Problem solved.

FlaMurph on August 4, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Telling.
The Omarxist team, les incompetents, are scared $ hitless of a Beghazi II sequel – they come up with this strategy.
.
Just close Wally World.
.
Problem solved.

FlaMurph on August 4, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Run away!!! Run away!!

That rabbit’s a killer!

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 4, 2013 at 9:21 PM

B9! *WINK*

KCB on August 4, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Is ‘Non-Consensual Sex’ The Same As Rape? It Isn’t At Yale.

Resist We Much on August 4, 2013 at 8:57 PM

WTF? Okay…that just made me ill.

Ruff sales on the rise.

bazil9 on August 4, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Biggest terror alert in history.

Nothing happens….

We prevented the biggist terror attack in the middle east.

idesign on August 4, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Not yet. The alerts been extended.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/04/208849625/u-s-embassies-remain-closed-amid-terrorism-warning

CW on August 4, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Is ‘Non-Consensual Sex’ The Same As Rape? It Isn’t At Yale.

Resist We Much on August 4, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Does owning a sex pistol count in any way?

nobar on August 4, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Bill Roggio (“Long War Journal”) thinks that John Kerry is full of hot air.
http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2013/08/us_has_eliminated_most_of_the.php

onlineanalyst on August 4, 2013 at 9:28 PM

In other news the house of repugnancies appears ready to cave on immigration:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/08/04/Cantor-Doesn-t-Deny-House-GOP-Leadership-Will-Support-Overall-Path-to-Legalization

predator on August 4, 2013 at 9:29 PM

[CW on August 4, 2013 at 9:24 PM]

They’ve lifted the closure on 9 or the 22 embassies. Now that either means the host country is stepping up the security big time on these locations, or US Intelligence now knows more on the targeting than they are letting on.

Dusty on August 4, 2013 at 9:32 PM

(CNN) – One of President Barack Obama’s most vocal critics in the Senate said Sunday that he approves of how the administration is handling the recent terror threats.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, also said he plans to continue his trip to Egypt with fellow Republican Sen. John McCain, despite a United States global travel alert amid fears that al Qaeda may launch attacks in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond in coming weeks

“I appreciate what the administration is doing. They’re taking the right approach to this,” Graham said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Will Graham and McCain croon “See the pyramids along the Nile…You belong to me”?

onlineanalyst on August 4, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Does owning a sex pistol count in any way?

nobar on August 4, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Only if the sex pistol is a pistol shrimp and owns rock lobster mittens. :-)

Resist We Much on August 4, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Quite frankly, I foresee multiple, simultaneous attacks on soft targets rather than on embassies if there is any merit to this chatter at all.

onlineanalyst on August 4, 2013 at 9:35 PM

New firearm owner nth.

nobar on August 4, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Congratulations.

Cindy Munford on August 4, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Yes, congrats. I just replaced my Glock 9mm that I had to surrender as part of a plea deal two weeks ago.
What kind did you get?

WhatSlushfund on August 4, 2013 at 9:35 PM

New firearm owner nth.

nobar on August 4, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Congrats!

KCB on August 4, 2013 at 9:36 PM

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