Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on June 4, 2014 by Allahpundit

Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal on Wednesday urged Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s critics not to “judge” him until all the facts are in and sharply defended the extensive and risky search efforts that claimed the lives of some of his fellow soldiers.

“We did a huge number of operations to try to stop the Taliban from being able to move him across the border into Pakistan,” McChrystal told Yahoo News in an exclusive interview. “And we made a great effort and put a lot of people at risk in doing that, but that’s what you should do. That’s what soldiers do for each other.”…

“We’re going to have to wait and talk to Sgt. Bergdahl now and get his side of the story,” he said. “One of the great things about America is we should not judge until we know the facts. And after we know the facts, then we should make a mature judgment on how we should handle it.”

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While top GOP lawmakers and commentators are charging that it was wrong for the United States to barter with terrorists for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, defense officials and analysts are defending the negotiations, saying the release of the Taliban leaders is not so dire for US armed forces.

For one, the US has not designated the Taliban, which held Sergeant Bergdahl captive for five years, as a terrorist organization, in part to allow the government to make exactly such deals when it needs to, the officials and analysts note.

Second, it’s not clear how valuable, or trusted, the Taliban leaders who have been held by the US for five years will be to an organization that is rather large and not lacking in leadership, they say.

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A former chairman of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth defended Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers from a White House charge that they are unfairly “swiftboating” the former Taliban captive by coming forward to criticize him. Bergdahl’s questionable conduct, he suggests, is analogous to that of Secretary of State John Kerry, whom the group famously opposed in the 2004 presidential election.

“Those guys had friends who died in Afghanistan like we had friends who died in Vietnam, and to allow this kind of thing to occur really does tarnish the whole memory of all those people who gave their lives,” former co-chairman John O’Neill told National Review Online. “To allow a guy like this to be posed as a hero, like Kerry self-posing as a hero, is really an affront to everybody who died there, and that’s why those guys in his platoon have come forward and that’s why we came forward 40 years ago and ten years ago.”

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White House aides were aware Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been tagged a deserter, and that they would be grilled over not keeping Congress in the loop. But they figured people would be most outraged over the national security implications.

The White House has been surprised by how much attention has remained on the questions about Bergdahl, from the circumstances of his disappearance to the wild beard his father grew while he was being held that’s even led to Bergdahl’s hometown canceling a celebration. All this, Obama aides say, is in their minds a proxy for the hatred toward the president.

The new PR plan: Frame the criticism as another example of Republicans complaining about something just because Obama was the one to do it…

Obama aides say they’re not worried about the prospect of weeks of segments on Fox News or hearings by a Republican House that has spent four years investigating and rebuffing the White House on issues like Solyndra and Fast and Furious.

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President Barack Obama’s goal of closing the Guantanamo Bay prison is facing re-energized opposition from Republicans and increased questioning from fellow Democrats amid widespread anger in Congress over the swap of five Taliban detainees for the last American prisoner of war in Afghanistan.

Obama appeared to advance his effort last month when a Senate panel approved greater authority for him to transfer suspected terrorists to the United States, on condition he presented a plan to close Guantanamo and Congress approved it.

But the deal that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after five years of captivity has driven a new wedge between the president and lawmakers of both parties who accuse the Obama administration of breaking the law.

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A State Department spokesman said today that the United States has not taken the position that it will never “negotiate with terrorists,” but rather that the United States will not make “concessions” to terrorists — an important distinction, in her mind, as she argued that the release of five Taliban leaders in exchange for captive Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was not a concession.

“When people are saying the U.S. does not negotiate with terrorist groups, is that statute or is that general policy?” a reporter asked deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf during Wednesday’s press briefing.

“Well, our line is that we don’t make concessions,” Harf replied. “I mean, that’s the — you’re quoting it colloquial. That’s actually not what you’ll hear us say from the podium.”

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“Save the deserter” is a recent battle cry of the politically indoctrinated brass. For much of our history, we did make some efforts to track down deserters in wartime. Then we shot or hanged them. Or, if we were in good spirits, we merely used a branding iron to burn a large D into their cheeks or foreheads. Even as we grew more enlightened, desertion brought serious time in a military prison. At hard labor…

It’s hard to believe that the resulting court-martial would not find Bergdahl guilty of desertion (although there will be heavy White House pressure to reduce the charge to Absent Without Leave, or AWOL, status, a lesser offense). If he is convicted, I for one do not want him to go to prison. I’m sure he’s paid and paid for betraying his comrades, quite possibly suffering brutal sexual violence. But if he is found guilty, he needs to be formally reduced to the rank of private, stripped of all privileges and entitlements (the taxpayer should not pay for a deserter’s lifelong health care — Bergdahl’s book and film deals can cover that), and he should be given the appropriate prison sentence, which would then be commuted by the president. Thereafter, let Mr. Bergdahl go home and live with himself.

As for President Obama, how about just one word of thanks to the families of those fallen soldiers you sent out to find Bowe Bergdahl?

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I asked former Sen. Bob Kerrey, a Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient who lost part of his leg in Vietnam, these questions. His answers were more haunting than I expected. We started with the Bergdahl case.

“He’s got men in his own unit asking for him to be court-martialed,” Kerrey said. “That matters. If he had fought his way out of an ambush and then was captured by the Taliban it would be a much different deal.”…

“It’s always difficult to do an exchange like this,” Kerrey said. “It’s always risky. Does this provoke the Taliban to want to take more U.S. prisoners? I honestly don’t know. It’s unfair to any prisoner over there to say they should not be brought home. But does it increase the risk to the remaining troops in Afghanistan? I do trust [Defense Secretary] Chuck Hagel and [Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman] Martin Dempsey and I believe they have thought this through. The president may have the best of the argument on the facts. But the idea there wouldn’t be blowback, I mean, I am constantly surprised at what [the White House is] surprised about. The president can say it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter to him. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter to other people.”…

“There are so many things weighing down on these kids. [Bergdahl's case] brings so much of it up to the surface. Maybe we should lay off on Bergdahl.”

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B9!!!!!!!!!!!!

KCB on June 4, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Ratso!

OmahaConservative on June 4, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Best Republican legislative agenda for 2014 elections?

Impeach Barack Obama …

… it does NOT matter what the Senate says they will do.

It matters WHAT you force Democratic inncumbents to support.

PolAgnostic on June 4, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Tired.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2014 at 10:44 PM

One wonders what the White House gang REALLY got in return for letting those 5 terrorists loose.

crankyoldlady on June 4, 2014 at 10:44 PM

B9!!!!!!!!!!!!

KCB on June 4, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Ratso!

OmahaConservative on June 4, 2014 at 10:42 PM


Third?

That will teach me to go for content over the win.

;->

PolAgnostic on June 4, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Hmmm, the Obamanation Administration publicly embraced a deserter and a traitor, Captain Renault has refused to answer the phone. He says he has lost the ability to be shocked anymore.

oscarwilde on June 4, 2014 at 10:44 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Is it hot there?

OmahaConservative on June 4, 2014 at 10:44 PM

With twenty-some Bergdahl stories already on Hot Gas, can we go off the rails early?

I don’t want to be up too late.

cozmo on June 4, 2014 at 10:44 PM

You need a bunch of republicans with this stones to impeach. I don’t see that in the group of wimps that are on the hill right now.

mizflame98 on June 4, 2014 at 10:45 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2014 at 10:44 PM

See any sights?

cozmo on June 4, 2014 at 10:45 PM

For one, the US has not designated the Taliban, which held Sergeant Bergdahl captive for five years, as a terrorist organization, in part to allow the government to make exactly such deals when it needs to, the officials and analysts note.

Except, the Taliban did NOT hold Bergdahl captive for 5 years. The Haqqani Network did and Obama designated it a terrorist organisation in 2012.

Resist We Much on June 4, 2014 at 10:45 PM

OmahaConservative on June 4, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Almost cool here. Nice breeze too.

cozmo on June 4, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Euphoria!

Rocks on June 4, 2014 at 10:46 PM

When he abandoned his post, with a desertion note, he ceased to be a sodlier I should care about, so GFY on that one McChrystal. Learn to put your trust where it’s deserved, not in the lap of traitors.

There is only one ending for this pusbag and his father I want to see, and it involves a firing squad or a pair of nooses.

Diluculo on June 4, 2014 at 10:47 PM

B9!!!!!!!!!!!!

KCB on June 4, 2014 at 10:42 PM

=) B9 bishes are the best.

bazil9 on June 4, 2014 at 10:47 PM

OmahaConservative on June 4, 2014 at 10:44 PM

yeah-but not as hot as Lubbock. It is more humid.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Almost cool here. Nice breeze too.

cozmo on June 4, 2014 at 10:46 PM

I turned the AC off and opened windows this afternoon…

OmahaConservative on June 4, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Euphoria!

Rocks on June 4, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Not your mamma’s Rock and Roll… <— Insert evil laughter here… wink wink…

oscarwilde on June 4, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Rock Paper Scissors…

Scrumpy on June 4, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Hot here..but that’s normal.

bazil9 on June 4, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Tired.
annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2014 at 10:44 PM

It will be over soon, ALT, don’t worry.

Is it what you thought it would be?

Newtie and the Beauty on June 4, 2014 at 10:49 PM

I turned the AC off and opened windows this afternoon…

OmahaConservative on June 4, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Damp and chilly here in western Ohio. It was only 60 degrees and it rained like the dickens. An inch and a half.

crankyoldlady on June 4, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Best Republican legislative agenda for 2014 elections?

Impeach Barack Obama …

PolAgnostic on June 4, 2014 at 10:42 PM

It takes 2/3 of the Senate – never will happen.

kcewa on June 4, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Evening All.

CoffeeLover on June 4, 2014 at 10:50 PM

cozmo on June 4, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Nope. Husband spent the last 2 days sitting in on committee meetings.

The Birchers have a booth in the vendor hall. I just looked them up. DAY-um those people are a bunch of loons.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2014 at 10:50 PM

I’m beginning to grok where the designation ‘scrambled eggs’ arises from.

DemetriusPhalerum on June 4, 2014 at 10:50 PM

If he is convicted, I for one do not want him to go to prison. I’m sure he’s paid and paid for betraying his comrades, quite possibly suffering brutal sexual violence.

I do not want to hear anything about how he ‘has suffered enough.’ BS. We court martialed a guy who deserted to North Korea during Vietnam and made him serve time – albeit only 30 days – in prison…40 years after he returned. Further, if ‘suffering enough’ is going to be the test, then, if someone is seriously injured during his apprehension, then I guess we shouldn’t prosecute, convict and imprison him for the murders that he committed. After all, he has suffered sooooo much. Boo-hoo!

While I understand how combat might cause irrational acts, especially in people that are already unstable, I cannot become sympathetic to people, who violate their oaths and the law.

The real victims here are those that were killed and injured looking for this little b@stard.

The real victims are the families.

The real victims are those that went through hell searching for the little b@stard.

LOTS of soldiers in Afghanistan became troubled by what they were living through, but they didn’t desert and relay their intentions to renounce their citizenship and go over to the Taliban, if that is what Bergdahl, in fact, did.

Bergdahl CHOSE to act as he did and he is NOT a victim. During the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, WWI, or WWII, he would have been SHOT for what he did.

He MUST be made to face the consequences of his actions and bear the responsibility. It would be completely unfair to other soldiers and destroy discipline in the military.

Army MSG Mark Allen was one of the many heroes that searched for Bowe Robert Bergdahl. What did he get for his efforts? A bullet to the brain.

MSG Allen’s wife would like people to meet her husband:

‘Meet my husband, injuries directly brought to you by the actions of this traitor. He can’t give an account of what went down, because he can no longer speak. Now, which guy is a ‘hero’again?!? Sick.”

Resist We Much on June 4, 2014 at 10:50 PM

I turned the AC off and opened windows this afternoon…

OmahaConservative on June 4, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Today in S.E. Michigan I had to close all the windows. It was 65d with a stiff breeze, too nipply for me at the start of June to have windows open.

Diluculo on June 4, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Hard To Handle

kcewa on June 4, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Resist We Much on June 4, 2014 at 10:45 PM

I don’t like the way the left is using the term released. Spittles mouth does it in his vid.

Bmore on June 4, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Not your mamma’s Rock and Roll… <— Insert evil laughter here… wink wink…
oscarwilde on June 4, 2014 at 10:48 PM

A friend turned me on to Malmsteen years ago…fantastic axe-man!

Newtie and the Beauty on June 4, 2014 at 10:51 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Is it hot there?

OmahaConservative on June 4, 2014 at 10:44 PM

About an hour ago my wife said it was 104 in Albuquerque and 105 in Umm, can’t remember. That place that has the cavern in southeast New Mexico.

davidk on June 4, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on June 4, 2014 at 10:49 PM

it hasn’t officially started yet. Convo opens tomm.
I got to welcome a fellow carpetbagger to Texas. She’s a New Englander

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2014 at 10:52 PM

davidk on June 4, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Carlsbad Caverns.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2014 at 10:53 PM

“We did a huge number of operations to try to stop the Taliban from being able to move him across the border into Pakistan,” McChrystal told Yahoo News in an exclusive interview. “And we made a great effort and put a lot of people at risk in doing that, but that’s what you should do. That’s what soldiers do for each other.”…

McChrystal admits that people were at risk and died for this creep.

Reid asks you to not be political while he made political speech on the Senate. Go to Hell, you creepy walking macabre mafioso thug.

jimmy of HA asked that you reserve judgement while he accused the Soldiers of taking Fox money, with zero proof of it. You also go to Hell, jimmy, you tiny weasel.

obama is the biggest creep on Earth. Congratulations for bringing him, twice, latrine rats of the land. Now, choke, in his azz.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal on Wednesday urged Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s critics not to “judge” him until all the facts are in and sharply defended the extensive and risky search efforts that claimed the lives of some of his fellow soldiers.

So where was Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal when this traitor deserted from his base ? Why is he being so defensive about it ?
Hey Gen., whatever you are trying to hide about your own involvement in this , it will come out .
Oh BTW , we have the facts and we are not stupid , we will judge.

burrata on June 4, 2014 at 10:53 PM

103 in Lawton OK…

Scrumpy on June 4, 2014 at 10:53 PM

crankyoldlady on June 4, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Wow, nice…

OmahaConservative on June 4, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Not your mamma’s Rock and Roll… <— Insert evil laughter here… wink wink…
oscarwilde on June 4, 2014 at 10:48 PM

A friend turned me on to Malmsteen years ago…fantastic axe-man!

Newtie and the Beauty on June 4, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Yea, one of my favorites. I was playing like that way back in my college days, but never as well, nor was I ever as successful.

oscarwilde on June 4, 2014 at 10:54 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2014 at 10:53 PM

have you at least found some good restaurants?

CoffeeLover on June 4, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Is there a single soul who’s not ashamed of the America? Watching the video of the handover made me hurl.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 10:54 PM

We’re going to have to wait and talk to Sgt. Bergdahl now and get his side of the story,” he said. “One of the great things about America is we should not judge until we know the facts.”

Sometimes we don’t judge even after, if we don’t like the facts.

Axe on June 4, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Evening All.

CoffeeLover on June 4, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Howdy!

bazil9 on June 4, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Evening all.

Sorry I haven’t been around much. Getting the boy busy for summer and doing some family history research leading up to Mom’s 80th birthday last Saturday has keep me busy.

What’s new around here?

NativeTexan on June 4, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 10:53 PM

You are far more patient and gracious to these liberal and moderate scum sucking rat humpers that put obama into office twice than I could ever be.

I don’t know whether to salute you, or bang your head against a wall.

Diluculo on June 4, 2014 at 10:55 PM

=) B9 bishes are the best.

bazil9 on June 4, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Yes they are!

KCB on June 4, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Hey, y’all

(on the phone…lurking for now)

lineholder on June 4, 2014 at 10:56 PM

CoffeeLover on June 4, 2014 at 10:54 PM

There’s a Chicago pizza place not far from the Convention center if we can manage to get there. I am SO hitting the gym after church on Sunday.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Got to 90 here.

KCB on June 4, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Resist We Much on June 4, 2014 at 10:50 PM

BTW — INC says I’m erudite and humourous.

Axe on June 4, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Lineholder is on the other line

bazil9 on June 4, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 10:54 PM

that is how I felt. Then I got angry!

CoffeeLover on June 4, 2014 at 10:57 PM

You need a bunch of republicans with this stones to impeach. I don’t see that in the group of wimps that are on the hill right now.

mizflame98 on June 4, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Won’t happen. He’s got the right skin color and he knows it. He’ll continue to push the envelope. He’s safe from any punishment.

butch on June 4, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Well Done, Scrumpy!!
[sets out signage: We Reserve The Right To Refuse Service To ANYONE!!...opens bar...activates wireless drink stations and droid delivery service...sends Scrumpy a Double Whatchudrinkin'...enters under "Vocabulary Enhancement Services"...]
And the Open Bar is OPEN!!

Newtie and the Beauty on June 4, 2014 at 10:57 PM

NativeTexan on June 4, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Hey neighbor!

KCB on June 4, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Ashamed of this America how it has become ):

Scrumpy on June 4, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Reid said that Bergdahl was a POW, right on the senate floor, today.

The Army NEVER designated him a POW, because they know better.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 10:57 PM

that is how I felt. Then I got angry!

CoffeeLover on June 4, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Me too…

bazil9 on June 4, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Howdy. Day 4 is almost done. Day 5/5 coming up, but without my outstanding nurse practioner, the Queen of All Nurses.
I have a sad. (Just Kidding)

Also, my dog has to have his Other ACL repaired tomorrow. Sheez, he’s a high maintenance little guy. (But worth it)

Doc Holliday on June 4, 2014 at 10:58 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2014 at 10:56 PM

If you don’t at least make it to the stockyards, you ain’t ever gonna’ be Texan.

cozmo on June 4, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Yea, one of my favorites. I was playing like that way back in my college days, but never as well, nor was I ever as successful.
oscarwilde on June 4, 2014 at 10:54 PM

My friend eschewed the “Stairway to Heaven” route, Oscar–he went with Blackmore and Malmsteen…by ear…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 4, 2014 at 10:58 PM

bazil9 on June 4, 2014 at 10:55 PM

(waving) :) But I read your post where you said you were at the doctor’s office. All ok?

CoffeeLover on June 4, 2014 at 10:58 PM

bazil9 on June 4, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Heh! Cute.

Multitasking. Introducing a friend to this. #14 is my favorite.

She’s never seen the movie.

lineholder on June 4, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Also, my dog has to have his Other ACL repaired tomorrow. Sheez, he’s a high maintenance little guy. (But worth it)

Doc Holliday on June 4, 2014 at 10:58 PM

What is it with the dog’s anterior cruciate ligaments? I’m looking at yet another surgery for that for my female beagle/basset mix. Is it something in the water?

Diluculo on June 4, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Hey Native. Working on the farm as usual. Contemplating taking a break to head to the convention on Friday. I was invited to attend and since I don’t live too far away the husband and I could just high tail it up to Ft. Worth for a day trip.

mizflame98 on June 4, 2014 at 10:59 PM

cozmo on June 4, 2014 at 10:58 PM

County wants to have dinner there tomm-but the place they picked is $$$$

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Hey, y’all

(on the phone…lurking for now)

lineholder on June 4, 2014 at 10:56 PM

So…could we say your holding the line? Hardeeharhar….

Doc Holliday on June 4, 2014 at 10:59 PM

I don’t know whether to salute you, or bang your head against a wall.

Diluculo on June 4, 2014 at 10:55 PM

In the words of the biggest and complicit scumhag of the land, Hillary, who was briefed about this during the ‘secret’ lunch with obama, and now wants out of it, “what difference at this point does it make?”

In the words of Voltaire…well, you know them. If you do, you understand. If not, you will never be free.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 10:59 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2014 at 10:56 PM

kewl beans. What I wouldn’t give for a slice of NYC pizza :)

CoffeeLover on June 4, 2014 at 10:59 PM

oscarwilde on June 4, 2014 at 10:54 PM

My friend eschewed the “Stairway to Heaven” route, Oscar–he went with Blackmore and Malmsteen…by ear…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 4, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Sounds like an individual of considerable skill and talent.

oscarwilde on June 4, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on June 4, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Thanks so much :)

Scrumpy on June 4, 2014 at 11:00 PM

“We’re going to have to wait and talk to Sgt. Bergdahl now and get his side of the story,” he said.

…in English!

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2014 at 11:00 PM

If he is convicted, I for one do not want him to go to prison. I’m sure he’s paid and paid for betraying his comrades, quite possibly suffering brutal sexual violence.

Speculate much? Just like they said he was so sick. He’s fat and healthy.

Thereafter, let Mr. Bergdahl go home and live with himself.

If only the dead soldiers who died due to his selfish behavior could go home, too. But they can’t. And what is this crap “live with himself”? People always think criminals should reflect on their crimes. Well, they don’t. They are quite adept at rationalizing away their behavior and “forgiving” themselves.

Blake on June 4, 2014 at 11:00 PM

“We’re going to have to wait and talk to Sgt. Bergdahl now and get his side of the story,” he said

and HOW do you think we’ll do that ? The TaliBow doesn’t remember English anymore ?

burrata on June 4, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on June 4, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Hi Beauty! Hook me up?

KCB on June 4, 2014 at 11:00 PM

“It’s always difficult to do an exchange like this,” Kerrey said. “It’s always risky. Does this provoke the Taliban to want to take more U.S. prisoners? I honestly don’t know. It’s unfair to any prisoner over there to say they should not be brought home. But does it increase the risk to the remaining troops in Afghanistan? I do trust [Defense Secretary] Chuck Hagel and [Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman] Martin Dempsey and I believe they have thought this through.

^ No offense to Kerrey, but I laughed out loud at this.

Axe on June 4, 2014 at 11:01 PM

KCB on June 4, 2014 at 10:57 PM

*waves* Golfing?

NativeTexan on June 4, 2014 at 11:01 PM

I’m beginning to grok where the designation ‘scrambled eggs’ arises from.
DemetriusPhalerum on June 4, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Also, “sausage making”…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 4, 2014 at 11:01 PM

What is it with the dog’s anterior cruciate ligaments? I’m looking at yet another surgery for that for my female beagle/basset mix. Is it something in the water?

Diluculo on June 4, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Apparently it’s a common injury amongst dogs as they age. I had no idea. (Or I would have saved up more money!:))

Doc Holliday on June 4, 2014 at 11:01 PM

“We’re going to have to wait and talk to Sgt. Bergdahl now and get his side of the story,” he said.

Why would anyone believe a single word from that defector? or from obama, the treacherous traitor CiC.

Bmore, put that beard on obama, pls, and I don’t mean the mooch.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 11:01 PM

(waving) :) But I read your post where you said you were at the doctor’s office. All ok?

CoffeeLover on June 4, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Yeah..it is my monthly routine. Pain Management laws ect..
Thx for asking. :)

bazil9 on June 4, 2014 at 11:01 PM

About an hour ago my wife said it was 104 in Albuquerque and 105 in Umm, can’t remember. That place that has the cavern in southeast New Mexico.

davidk on June 4, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Speaking of heat and Carlsbad Caverns:

Bat Out Of Hell – Meatloaf

kcewa on June 4, 2014 at 11:01 PM

cozmo on June 4, 2014 at 10:58 PM

*gazes down @ delegate badge.*

Your argument is invalid.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2014 at 11:01 PM

In the words of Voltaire…well, you know them. If you do, you understand. If not, you will never be free.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 10:59 PM

I understand completely, and share your angst.

Unwillingly, but what else can be done from this sitting position, until the position becomes untenable?

Diluculo on June 4, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Exactly Butch. That race card neuters any Republican on the hill with a quickness.

mizflame98 on June 4, 2014 at 11:02 PM

There is only one ending for this pusbag and his father I want to see, and it involves a firing squad or a pair of nooses.

Diluculo on June 4, 2014 at 10:47 PM


My vote
– return them to Afghanistan together …

… pushed out the bomb bay doors of a B-52 at 40,000 feet.
.
.
.
Hey! They might live.

Well, at least for the 58 some seconds of free fall.

PolAgnostic on June 4, 2014 at 11:02 PM

CoffeeLover on June 4, 2014 at 10:59 PM

There’s a NY pizza place here too.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Doc Holliday on June 4, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Aww poor puppy :) Hoping for a fast recovery. You without your favorite nurse will muddle through LOL.

CoffeeLover on June 4, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Not your mamma’s Rock and Roll… <— Insert evil laughter here… wink wink…
oscarwilde on June 4, 2014 at 10:48 PM

More Momma…

Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

Resist We Much on June 4, 2014 at 11:03 PM

I do trust [Defense Secretary] Chuck Hagel and [Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman] Martin Dempsey and I believe they have thought this through.

Umm, no. They are doing what O told them to do, like good little sycophants.

Doc Holliday on June 4, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Scrumpy on June 4, 2014 at 11:00 PM

:-)

Newtie and the Beauty on June 4, 2014 at 11:04 PM

cozmo on June 4, 2014 at 10:58 PM

*gazes down @ delegate badge.*

Your argument is invalid.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2014 at 11:01 PM

oof :)

Axe on June 4, 2014 at 11:04 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Nope, afternoon. Check the train schedule.

If they want to eat at the expensive place, toss them. Lots of good places there (lots of touristy places too). Stay away from the Cowgirl Museum, its sexist.

cozmo on June 4, 2014 at 11:04 PM

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