Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on June 2, 2014 by Allahpundit

A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter…

Questions persisted, too, about the circumstances of Bergdahl’s 2009 capture. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel declined to comment on earlier reports that the sergeant had walked away from his unit, disillusioned with the war. Such matters “will be dealt with later,” Hagel said…

Hagel, visiting troops in Afghanistan, was met with silence when he told a group of them in a Bagram Air Field hangar: “This is a happy day. We got one of our own back.”

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At a private Army promotion ceremony in Washington in late 2012, a general discussed how he and a subordinate officer had helped lead search efforts in eastern Afghanistan with an infantry battalion at the time Bergdahl disappeared. “He left our organization and went over to the other side,” the general told the small audience at the closed reception, which was attended by an ABC News reporter…

A former senior military Special Forces advisor who was in Afghanistan and directly involved in efforts to mount a rescue mission for Bergdahl told ABC News there was anger and frustration after Bergdahl’s capture because soldiers were being asked to risk their lives to save a man who allegedly “was disillusioned and walked off base.”…

The Special Forces operator who spoke to ABC News said his team near Kabul was sent to the decrepit outpost near Ghazni to “stir up intel” on Bergdahl’s whereabouts.

“When he left he had his knife, his compass, his bottle of water. That’s what the 25th Infantry Division guys said to us,” the Special Forces operator told ABC News Sunday. “We were all pissed off. We were going to go out there and search every building to find this kid.”

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Republican lawmakers angered by a White House deal to swap five Taliban prisoners for a captured U.S. soldier in Afghanistan on Monday demanded hearings over why the Obama administration reached the agreement without consulting Congress

Texas Representative Mac Thornberry, vice chairman of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, said: “The president violated a provision of law in not giving Congress advanced notice. And while you can always argue that, ‘well, this was an emergency, he needed to act quickly,’ this pattern of violating the law is also a danger to national security.”…

A source close to Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai’s palace in Kabul said Karzai was angry at being kept in the dark about the deal. “The president is now even more distrustful of U.S. intentions in the country,” said the source, who declined to be identified.

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Mullah Mohammad Fazl, the Taliban’s deputy defense minister, is so senior in the Taliban hierarchy that he once threatened the Taliban’s supreme leader, Mullah Omar. Fazl has “operational associations with significant al-Qaida and other extremist personnel,” and “If released, [Fazl] would likely rejoin the Taliban and establish ties with anti-Coalition militias (ACM) participating in hostilities against US and Coalition forces in Afghanistan.”…

Mullah Khirullah Said Wali Khairkhwa, once the Taliban’s interior minister, was “directly associated to Usama Bin Laden (UBL) and Taliban Supreme Commander Mullah Muhammad Omar” and was “trusted and respected by both.” After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, he “represented the Taliban during meetings with Iranian officials seeking to support hostilities against US and Coalition forces” and “attended a meeting at the direction of UBL, reportedly accompanied by members of HAMAS.” He is “one of the premier opium drug lords in Western Afghanistan” and was likely “associated with a militant training camp in Herat operated by deceased al-Qaida commander (in Iraq) Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.”…

These Taliban leaders are supposed to remain in Qatar, subject to security measures, including a one-year travel ban. Assuming that they abide by the terms of their release, they will be free to return to Afghanistan and take up arms against the United States on June 1, 2015. They will be welcomed back to the battlefield as jihadist heroes, and their reemergence after more than a decade in captivity will be a massive boost in morale for America’s enemies.

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The argument will be made that he wasn’t worth saving, especially given what we had to give up. Hastings cites “White House sources” as telling him that Marc Grossman, Richard Holbrooke’s successor as AfPak coordinator, “was given a direct warning by the president’s opponents in Congress about trading Bowe for five Taliban prisoners during an election year. ‘They keep telling me it’s going to be Obama’s Willie Horton moment,’ Grossman warned the White House.”

Can Republicans make this resonate outside their base? Hard to say. I think to most Americans, this is a feel-good story. We value a life, one American life. Bibi Netanyahu traded one captive Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, not for five Palestinian prisoners. He traded Shalit for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners. And there was broad agreement across the spectrum of Israeli politics that bringing Shalit to safety, even at that price, was the right thing to do.

But of course, that doesn’t matter to the right. No one outside their base cares much about Benghazi, but that hasn’t stopped them. They’ll keep pursuing Benghazi mostly to see if they can pin anything on Hillary, but when it comes to wet impeachment dreams, Benghazi may have just been pushed to the back seat. The crazy never stops.

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“It gets really hurtful when I think, this guy was worth my son’s life? My son who was patriotic? Who was a true soldier? Who defended his country with his life?” Andrews told Army Times via phone on Monday. “That guy was worth that? I don’t think so.”

Andrews also was upset to hear the U.S. government agreed to release five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Bergdahl’s freedom.

“I bet you anything there were soldiers killed or wounded capturing those five guys,” she said. “So what does that do for their sacrifice? They sacrificed for nothing, because they turned right around and let them go.”

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Via Gateway Pundit.

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Via the IJR.

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Six of our brave troops died in vain to search for a deserter at best and most probably a traitor and to further insult our nation and jeopardize our national security the welfare queens agitator illegally released the top five Taliban terrorists from Gitmo in exchange for a deserter/traitor…

mnjg on June 2, 2014 at 11:08 PM

If Obama or his family try to make him a hero, that will be a big mistake.

Cindy Munford on June 2, 2014 at 11:06 PM

I think Papa Bergdahl is doing plenty of talking. He needs to do more.

tdarrington on June 2, 2014 at 11:08 PM

San Antonio

tdarrington on June 2, 2014 at 11:07 PM

nice! I’m in Austin. Practically neighbors!

KCB on June 2, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Cindy Munford on June 2, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Tricky subject matter – lots of pot holes and twists in this road.

Best for politicians to be very careful with this one.

If today is evidence – many have made up their minds already.

jake-the-goose on June 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM

tdarrington on June 2, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Outstanding. One of my husband’s good friends is from SA.
How that man ended up in Dust City… LOL

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM

tdarrington on June 2, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Are you new here?

[slides TD a double Whatchudrinkin'...enters under "New Hire"...]

Newtie and the Beauty on June 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM

nice! I’m in Austin. Practically neighbors!

KCB on June 2, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Y’all drive friendly. :)

thatsafactjack on June 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Face huggin’ suck up.

cozmo on June 2, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Forgot the sarc tag. Or did you?
.
No matter, Coz. Not gonna harsh my good mood!
.
(pssst — hey Oscar —

Alien on June 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM

How soon before Obama claims a drone strike took out these 5?

jake-the-goose on June 2, 2014 at 10:59 PM

That would be cool but I don’t think he would do it in Qatar.

Cindy Munford on June 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM

tdarrington on June 2, 2014 at 11:07 PM

I’m in Lubbock.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM

I think Papa Bergdahl is doing plenty of talking. He needs to do more.

tdarrington on June 2, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Rest assured. This is the soapbox he has been waiting for for decades.

KCB on June 2, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Sgt and Papa Bergdahl have a solid case for treason. Obama has some basic ass morons on his staff if they thought this would be a signature event of the presidency.

tdarrington on June 2, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Hey ! … How ’bout that VA scandal, huh? . . . (*crickets*)

listens2glenn on June 2, 2014 at 10:53 PM

…hey!…they are almost trying to get worse…on a weekly basis!…they want to use the ammunition all the Departments have been buying?…they were close on the Bundy ranch…and a bunch of pissed of veterans may have scared them…THIS may have been a NEED…not a strategy!

KOOLAID2 on June 2, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Stop – Bonamassa

thatsafactjack on June 2, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Face huggin’ suck up.

cozmo on June 2, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Or a face-sucking hug up considering it is an Alien.

Judge_Dredd on June 2, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Evening All.

Missed ya’ll :)

CoffeeLover on June 2, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Tribute to PFC Bowe Bergdahl

Uploaded on Jun 30, 2010

A tribute given on behalf of POW*MIA Awareness Rally from Pocatello for PFC Bowe Bergdahl at an evening celebrating heroes. Lt. Col. Larry Chesley was the keynote speaker. (7 years in Hanoi Hilton)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRIcNKCEzfo

canopfor on June 2, 2014 at 11:10 PM

CoffeeLover on June 2, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Good evening, CoffeeLover. :) Glad you’re better.

thatsafactjack on June 2, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Doc Holliday on June 2, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Hey! Well, when he gets back, will you give him these questions for me, pLease?

What patient ed methods are y’all using, Doc? What media? Paper? Video?

Documents transferred electronically via email or in person? Patient portal? PHR base?

I’ll check back later ;-)

lineholder on June 2, 2014 at 11:11 PM

nice! I’m in Austin. Practically neighbors!
KCB on June 2, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Still a nice hour’s drive…traffic permitting…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 2, 2014 at 11:11 PM

I’m in Lubbock.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM

You just said you were in Ft. Worth getting the “look” from some dude on a bicycle..??

KCB on June 2, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Hey bud’
Good to see you…

OmahaConservative on June 2, 2014 at 11:00 PM

You too, OC. Was on #cot for Sparky.

Schadenfreude on June 2, 2014 at 11:11 PM

I’m in Lubbock.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM

I’m in Ft. Worth. Went for a walk and some guy on a crotch rocket started beeping at me and trying to wave me over. Creepy guys are everywhere.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Never gonna’ believe you again. Ever.

cozmo on June 2, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Fox News Military Pundit Calls Bowe Bergdahl “A Liar”

Uploaded on Dec 8, 2010
***********************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQS9-oE_KK0

canopfor on June 2, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Rest assured. This is the soapbox he has been waiting for for decades.

KCB on June 2, 2014 at 11:10 PM

…but JugEars was smiling while pubic hair face…was talking!

KOOLAID2 on June 2, 2014 at 11:12 PM

HAS ANYONE SEEN INC?

thatsafactjack on June 2, 2014 at 11:07 PM

She was in the headlines.

RickB on June 2, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Are you new here?

[slides TD a double Whatchudrinkin'...enters under "New Hire"...]

Newtie and the Beauty on June 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Transplanted yank as of 4PM this afternoon. I heard that there are Texans, and those who don’t live here yet. Well…I’m here.

tdarrington on June 2, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Ken, Cozmo…I’m in Ft. Worth right now.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

thatsafactjack on June 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM

My son is talking about moving to OK City in February!

KCB on June 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

I’m in Lubbock.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM

I’m in Ft. Worth. Went for a walk and some guy on a crotch rocket started beeping at me and trying to wave me over. Creepy guys are everywhere.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2014 at 10:49 PM

ALT: Thats because your HOT, er,..your State:)

El Paso, TX, US
21m
El Paso, Texas, hit a high of 104 Fahrenheit today, breaking the old record of 102 last reached in 2011 – @breakingweather
see original on twitter.com

canopfor on June 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

thatsafactjack on June 2, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Thanks so much J. Finally.

CoffeeLover on June 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Evening All.
Missed ya’ll :)
CoffeeLover on June 2, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Glad you made it back, CL!

[slides CL a double double Whatchudrinkin'...enters under "Reunion Night"...]

Newtie and the Beauty on June 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

HAS ANYONE SEEN INC?

thatsafactjack on June 2, 2014 at 11:07 PM

After you left the nice note for INC, on one of the QotDs, INC commented on another thread. I was so tempted to relay the message…but I was striking for Spark. No matter, INC is back.

Schadenfreude on June 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Ken, Cozmo…I’m in Ft. Worth right now.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

That’s what I said. And I am in Austin right now!

KCB on June 2, 2014 at 11:14 PM

RickB on June 2, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Thank you, RickB. :) I just wanted to know she was well and posting. The last I’d seen her she’d suffered and injury. Thanks for letting me know.

thatsafactjack on June 2, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Transplanted yank as of 4PM this afternoon. I heard that there are Texans, and those who don’t live here yet. Well…I’m here.

tdarrington on June 2, 2014 at 11:12 PM

But are you new here on HotAir?

Alien on June 2, 2014 at 11:14 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Never gonna’ believe you again. Ever.

cozmo on June 2, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Bite her.

Judge_Dredd on June 2, 2014 at 11:14 PM

canopfor on June 2, 2014 at 11:10 PM

How I wish this doesn’t return to bite all these people in the cheeks, all these peeps lining up for Bergdahl. I sincerely hope there is something that comes up which could clear it up in his favor, but I don’t think there is.

I believe a lot of naive people are going to get taken to the cleaners over Bergdahl.

Bishop on June 2, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Hello KCB.; )

Bmore on June 2, 2014 at 11:15 PM

KCB on June 2, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Souped-up motorcycle.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2014 at 11:15 PM

I’m in Lubbock.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM

No you aren’t. I saw you in Ft Worth. I was riding a bike.

KCB on June 2, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Schadenfreude on June 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Thank you, Paladin. :) I was just concerned since she’d been injured recently and I’d not seen her posting. Since she’s well, I’m content. :)

thatsafactjack on June 2, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Transplanted yank as of 4PM this afternoon. I heard that there are Texans, and those who don’t live here yet. Well…I’m here.
tdarrington on June 2, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Spent almost three years in TX–San Antone (basic/boot), Wichita Falls (six months–tech training), San Antone (permanent party at Kelly AFB/Kelly Field)…fantastic people! Might take a wee bit of getting used to, though… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on June 2, 2014 at 11:15 PM

tdarrington on June 2, 2014 at 11:12 PM

But are you new here on HotAir?

Alien on June 2, 2014 at 11:14 PM

tdarrington has been here for many years. Longer than I’ve been reading I think.

Judge_Dredd on June 2, 2014 at 11:15 PM

I believe a lot of naive people are going to get taken to the cleaners over Bergdahl.

Bishop on June 2, 2014 at 11:14 PM

At this point – the tide of evidence is not doing him any favors.

jake-the-goose on June 2, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Judge_Dredd on June 2, 2014 at 11:14 PM

MYOB.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2014 at 11:16 PM

So vets die and deserters get promotions? WTH?

Cindy Munford on June 2, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Hello KCB.; )

Bmore on June 2, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Good to see you my friend! Live to post another day….

KCB on June 2, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on June 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

thanks gf. Pre-K graduation was a hoot.

CoffeeLover on June 2, 2014 at 11:16 PM

KCB on June 2, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Haha.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Hey CL, how is the mouth?

OmahaConservative on June 2, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Hi CL!

KCB on June 2, 2014 at 11:17 PM

So vets die and deserters get promotions? WTH?

Cindy Munford on June 2, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Bizarro-World – every day another example – disbelief abounds

jake-the-goose on June 2, 2014 at 11:17 PM

I’m in Lubbock.
annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM
I’m in Ft. Worth. Went for a walk and some guy on a crotch rocket started beeping at me and trying to wave me over. Creepy guys are everywhere.
annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2014 at 10:49 PM
Never gonna’ believe you again. Ever.
cozmo on June 2, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Funniest thing I have seen today here. Lol. Some people are always searching to see if the some commenters have multiple identities. And then we have littletwerp being in 2 cities at once. Who is going to get on that case? Lol

coolrepublica on June 2, 2014 at 11:18 PM

But are you new here on HotAir?

Alien on June 2, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Sorry. I’ve been here a couple years. Daily reader, only comment when I feel passionate about the post…or bored.

tdarrington on June 2, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Haha.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2014 at 11:16 PM

I hope you are really enjoying the experience.

KCB on June 2, 2014 at 11:18 PM

So vets die and deserters get promotions? WTH?

Cindy Munford on June 2, 2014 at 11:16 PM

I’m thinking, increasingly, it becomes clear what Obama regards as “…the right side of history.” or at least what he’s hoping it will become.

thatsafactjack on June 2, 2014 at 11:19 PM

We are expecting more T-Storms tomorrow…

OmahaConservative on June 2, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm,:

Baltimore, MD, US
5m
Baltimore City Council approves stricter curfew for youths to begin in August – @baltimoresun
Read more on baltimoresun.com

canopfor on June 2, 2014 at 11:19 PM

OmahaConservative on June 2, 2014 at 11:17 PM

HEY OC….sensitive. :) Thanks for asking hun. I’ll live LOL

CoffeeLover on June 2, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on June 2, 2014 at 11:15 PM

I was here for AF basic in June 94. Army brought me back.

tdarrington on June 2, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Sorry. I’ve been here a couple years. Daily reader, only comment when I feel passionate about the post…or bored.

tdarrington on June 2, 2014 at 11:18 PM

I would have suspected longer. 4 years at least. Maybe I’m getting senile.

Judge_Dredd on June 2, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Some people are like magpies and have no respect for others. Obama is one of them… but they abound and are as common as dust.

thatsafactjack on June 2, 2014 at 11:20 PM

coolrepublica on June 2, 2014 at 11:18 PM

I live in Lubbock-but am visting FW.
That was easy.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Sorry. I’ve been here a couple years. Daily reader, only comment when I feel passionate about the post…or bored.
tdarrington on June 2, 2014 at 11:18 PM

I’m only here for the *hic!* beer o_O

Kidding! Great people!

Newtie and the Beauty on June 2, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Hawkdriver on June 2, 2014 at 11:02 PM

I don’t want to add those numbers up.

Although I don’t understand how deaths could be figured with decimals.

How do you end up with 60.98 deaths?

I’m not doubting it, I just don’t understand the math.

Dead ia dead. Round numbers seem appropriate.

wolly4321 on June 2, 2014 at 11:20 PM

KCB on June 2, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Hi (waving)

CoffeeLover on June 2, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Yup

jake-the-goose on June 2, 2014 at 11:07 PM

I saw you mention this the other week. Where I was standing having a squirt some of which made its way into the urinal while some dude was puking his guts up at the head. The very moment I realize I was Conservative. Do you recognize it?

Bmore on June 2, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Ken, Cozmo…I’m in Ft. Worth right now.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

should I….o.k., WTH,

you know the saying about Women IN Fort Worth?

“That broad’s like the highway between Dallas and Fort Worth.

..No Curves”

ToddPA on June 2, 2014 at 11:21 PM

So vets die and deserters get promotions? WTH?

Cindy Munford on June 2, 2014 at 11:16 PM

I believe it’s standard when a soldier goes MIA but presumed still alive? I don’t know. I remember that pilot who was shot down in the Gulf War was still kept on the books, in fact his wife shacked up with another guy and kept collecting her husband’s paychecks.

The sad part is that she and the guy fought the government tooth and nail to keep the pilot from being declared dead, and why, because about six grand a month was coming in from the gubment.

Bishop on June 2, 2014 at 11:21 PM

KCB on June 2, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Convo starts Thursday. Should be interesting.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2014 at 11:21 PM

canopfor on June 2, 2014 at 11:10 PM

How I wish this doesn’t return to bite all these people in the cheeks, all these peeps lining up for Bergdahl. I sincerely hope there is something that comes up which could clear it up in his favor, but I don’t think there is.

I believe a lot of naive people are going to get taken to the cleaners over Bergdahl.

Bishop on June 2, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Bishop: Great points,..and watch this, it is too ypour point,
very nicely:)

Fox News Military Pundit Calls Bowe Bergdahl “A Liar”

Uploaded on Dec 8, 2010
***********************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQS9-oE_KK0

canopfor on June 2, 2014 at 11:12 PM

canopfor on June 2, 2014 at 11:21 PM

I live in Lubbock-but am visting FW.
That was easy.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2014 at 11:20 PM

It would have been easy if you said that to begin with.

KCB on June 2, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Sorry jake, should have read, *realized. ; )

Bmore on June 2, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Just when I think the Obamanation can’t make me any angrier, he exceeds himself. This time he not only made me furious, he made me sick. Sick at heart at what he has done, is doing and continues to do to this country. I am angry, sick, and disheartened, and almost in despair over the fact that no matter what he does…nothing will be done about it…the gutless wonders in the GOPe are too scared of their own shadows to enact any kind of justice. The blood of men who went looking for this creep is crying out for justice…and what will our reps in Congress do? Issue some sternly worded statements???

Dear God, have mercy on us–forgive us our sins and free us from the tyranny of this despot.

theotherone on June 2, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Sorry. I’ve been here a couple years. Daily reader, only comment when I feel passionate about the post…or bored.

tdarrington on June 2, 2014 at 11:18 PM

I would have suspected longer. 4 years at least. Maybe I’m getting senile.

Judge_Dredd on June 2, 2014 at 11:20 PM

My mistake, I thought Beauty was asking how long you had been here — on HotAir. I’m not in Texas so “here” isn’t there.
.
But I don’t know is on third base.

Alien on June 2, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Convo starts Thursday. Should be interesting.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2014 at 11:21 PM

I really hope you have a ball!

KCB on June 2, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Ken, Cozmo…I’m in Ft. Worth right now.
annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Was it what you were expecting, ALT?

Newtie and the Beauty on June 2, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Crazy fact – out of left field.

In the last two years – China produced more concrete than the USA did in the entire 20th century.

Think about that when you are looking for investments.

jake-the-goose on June 2, 2014 at 11:22 PM

It would have been easy if you said that to begin with.

KCB on June 2, 2014 at 11:22 PM

I thought she was pretty clear, but maybe I speak twerpese…

OmahaConservative on June 2, 2014 at 11:24 PM

My mistake, I thought Beauty was asking how long you had been here — on HotAir. I’m not in Texas so “here” isn’t there.
.
But I don’t know is on third base.
Alien on June 2, 2014 at 11:22 PM

You are correct, Alien ;-)

The name was unfamiliar, but the tone was friendly.

Newtie and the Beauty on June 2, 2014 at 11:24 PM

KCB on June 2, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Ha! You ought to know. They’ll never get me.

Bmore on June 2, 2014 at 11:24 PM

And the only reason Dog Eater planned to promote Berg again was for the photo op of himself delicately placing the new chevrons into Bergdahl’s trembling hand, both of them getting teary-eyed while the nation swoons in delight.

Bishop on June 2, 2014 at 11:25 PM

I saw you mention this the other week. Where I was standing having a squirt some of which made its way into the urinal while some dude was puking his guts up at the head. The very moment I realize I was Conservative.

Do you recognize it?

Bmore on June 2, 2014 at 11:21 PM

I do not – but it sounds like Dennis Miller maybe?

jake-the-goose on June 2, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Hi, ‘tards who think National Socialists are Socialists, who don’t know that white supremacists calling themselves Neo-Nazis and being persecuted by their Socialist governments is evidence that National Socialists are not Socialists, and who don’t know that the despotism of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was completely different from the despotism of the National Socialists (and Republicans) because Stalin hated Hitler and Republicans are stupid.

Hope you’re well. :)

Axe on June 2, 2014 at 11:25 PM

In the last two years – China produced more concrete than the USA did in the entire 20th century.

And the NY times and WaPo have churned out more bullshit than all of the cattle west of the Mississippi.

tdarrington on June 2, 2014 at 11:26 PM

I’m sure we all have to deal with vets that are staunchly anti-US military. At least now we have a pet name for them. Bowe Bergdahls. I don’t think that’s too far…

blockchords on June 2, 2014 at 11:26 PM

It will be interesting to see how this pans out. I can’t imagine the Right complaining a lot about this kid coming home. If Obama or his family try to make him a hero, that will be a big mistake.

Cindy Munford on June 2, 2014 at 11:06 PM

The Right should ask these questions every chance they get :

Why did this kid want to “come home” to USA when he and his family hate this country so much ?

What other anti-American activities has this family been conducting ?

Will this family aid and abet taliban and other jihady killers now that they have the regime’s total support for jihad ?

How many other jihady families are there in that part of I-da-Ho ?

burrata on June 2, 2014 at 11:26 PM

So vets die and deserters get promotions? WTH?
Cindy Munford on June 2, 2014 at 11:16 PM

There is more to this story, and but people are only forming an opinion on half of it. The half they are allowed to know. So naturally people are confused.

coolrepublica on June 2, 2014 at 11:26 PM

SMART POWER foreign policy in Action!!! lol

abobo on June 2, 2014 at 11:26 PM

And the only reason Dog Eater planned to promote Berg again was for the photo op of himself delicately placing the new chevrons into Bergdahl’s trembling hand, both of them getting teary-eyed while the nation swoons in delight.
Bishop on June 2, 2014 at 11:25 PM

After last week, zero needed some spit shining…well, he got the spit, any way…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 2, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on June 2, 2014 at 11:22 PM

It’s green, hilly, and a little cooler than Lubbock.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 2, 2014 at 11:26 PM

OmahaConservative on June 2, 2014 at 11:24 PM

You have been here to long! May you ave a long and soaking rain. Scratch Ratso and the kitten behind the ear for me.

KCB on June 2, 2014 at 11:26 PM

So vets die and deserters get promotions? WTH?

Cindy Munford on June 2, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Cindy Munford: Speaking of that!:)

Veterans Affairs hospitals secret waiting lists allegations
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Internal Veterans Affairs data shows Phoenix facility recorded higher death rates – @WSJ
Read more on online.wsj.com

https://twitter.com/WSJ

canopfor on June 2, 2014 at 11:27 PM

wolly4321 on June 2, 2014 at 11:20 PM

wolly, I went over to post like I told you I would. I might be at the wrong place. Can you link me to the correct place to comment?

Bmore on June 2, 2014 at 11:27 PM

My mistake, I thought Beauty was asking how long you had been here — on HotAir. I’m not in Texas so “here” isn’t there.
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But I don’t know is on third base.

Alien on June 2, 2014 at 11:22 PM

No you misunderstood. I was saying that I thought tdarrington has been here for years. Here at Hotair. 4 at least.

Judge_Dredd on June 2, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Ha! You ought to know. They’ll never get me.

Bmore on June 2, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Public enemy number uno.

KCB on June 2, 2014 at 11:28 PM

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