Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on June 5, 2014 by Allahpundit

Speaking in Brussels on Thursday, Obama acknowledged that he is “never surprised” by controversies whipped up in Washington…

“I make absolutely no apologies for making sure we get back a young man to his parents,” he told a press conference. “This is somebody’s child.”

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The White House has been caught off guard by the negative reaction to the deal that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the last American prisoner of war in Afghanistan.

It has been particularly surprised by criticism of Bergdahl, who is accused of walking away from his unit shortly before being abducted by the Taliban…

“They put too positive a spin on what is a very ambiguous set of circumstances,” Southern Methodist University professor Cal Jillson said.

“A big part of the WH stew on this is typical photo op hubris,” said Boston University political strategist Tobe Berkovitz. “Instead of just bringing Bergdahl back, they had to do the full kissy-huggy announcement with mom and dad figuring this good news would push the VA mess off the front page.”

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Obama had a perfectly legitimate story to tell: The American POW in Afghanistan had to be returned, irrespective of his character, and even at the cost of negotiating with terrorists or violating the law governing notification of Congress…

So why bring Robert and Jani Bergdahl in for a photo-op that at best would look a bit strange, given Robert’s grooming and his public attempts to find common ground with his son’s captors?…

How were they vetted before their appearance with the president — both for security and for political sensitivities — and how long did the process take? Did anybody at the White House know Robert Bergdahl was going to say “bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim,” along with the “Pashto phrase” that has been getting so much attention?

I am not damning Robert Bergdahl here; I hope never to find out how I would behave if my child were at the mercy of Muslim psychotics. But I am saying it was bafflingly stupid to have him buddy up with the president for international television coverage.

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Behind the “the arm-waving and typical Capitol Hill vs. White House gamesmanship,” there are pertinent questions about why the administration didn’t tell Congress about the prisoner swap plan, if such a trade was a good one and whether the White House should have struck a more solemn tone about Bergdahl’s release when there were questions about desertion, Rothkopf said…

“Emotions are running very high on this case,” said CNN senior political analyst David Gergen. “Among the military personnel and veterans, my sense is it has less to do with the trade for the five militants than the celebratory qualities that the administration initially displayed toward Bergdahl. The message they got was this was a hero coming home. And that totally misreads the military mentality on this issue.”

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[N]ow, with even more investigations ahead, the circumstances of Bergdahl’s reappearance have made the soldiers’ promises of silence impossible to keep. After first hearing that Bergdahl was back, Cornelison then saw President Obama at the White House with Bergdahl’s parents. Cornelison and several of his former colleagues sensed that some sort of heroic narrative might be forming — and they knew it wasn’t true.

“When the president was there with Bergdahl’s parents, we got this feeling that the American people needed to be told the truth,” Cornelison, who believes Bergdahl deserted his post, explained. “We were there, this is not hearsay, we were on the ground, the first ones to go looking for him. The American public needs to know the truth about Bergdahl before treating him like any kind of war hero, because that is completely false.”

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[I]t’s unwise to focus, as many critics of the Bergdahl deal do, on the circumstances of his capture. They say he left his post without authorization, provoking search and rescue operations that endangered other troops and led to several deaths. None of these claims has been adjudicated, and some of them are already unraveling. But the larger principle is that our allegiance to our soldiers has to be as solid as their allegiance to us. We don’t have to love their character, any more than they have to love the character of their commanders. In the military, loyalty transcends personality. And loyalty goes both ways…

Yes, there are limits to what we should trade for a POW. But “negotiating with terrorists” isn’t one of them. Nor is the alleged carelessness of our captured soldier. From the comfort of a congressional office or a TV studio, it’s easy to talk tough about the messages we send to our enemies. But for the people who put their lives on the line, the crucial messages are the ones we send to our friends: I’ll cover you. You cover me. We’re here for each other. We’ll get you out.

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Nobody is asking Obama to “apologize” for having got a young man back to his parents. Bathetic as the reminder might be, it remains the case that every single person in the world is “somebody’s child” — whether they are good or evil, honorable or dishonorable, and enlisted or not. And few voices in the chorus are agitating against seizing opportunities should they arrive. Instead, the questions at hand are whether the president got a good deal and whether he acted within his constitutional and legal authority in making one. They are not whether America should seek to emancipate its prisoners of war. Saccharine appeals to apple pie and motherhood just won’t cut it

It may well be that the administration has got the details right — that the trade itself was a fair one, that Article II of the Constitution confers upon the executive branch the authorities that this president claims, and that treating troubled American warriors as being less deserving of rescue is a dangerous and ignominious game. Its reaction to scrutiny, however, has been little short of disastrous, not least because it has revealed once again that a man who was sold to us as the “no drama” option is disquietingly hostile toward transparency and that his enthusiasts will tolerate neither animadversion nor inquiry. Well before Barack Obama took his first steps into the U.S. Senate, another president gave a bewildering hostage to fortune, boldly declaring “Mission Accomplished” before the facts had had time to jostle into place. He learned, as his successor is learning, that there is a place for triumphalism and a place for modesty, and that facile exultance is no match for the complexities of guerilla war.

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Among sailors, a crew member who brings bad luck is known as a Jonah. It’s a long-held superstition, deriving from the Book of Jonah. Then the sailors said to each other, ‘Come, let us cast lots to find out who is responsible for this calamity.’ They cast lots and the lot fell on Jonah. And like the hapless crew that sailed Jonah to Tarshish, we found ourselves in a storm fighting in Afghanistan. With Bergdahl’s disappearance always in the background, imaginations ran wild. Why did the Taliban in Paktika execute attacks with such unusual precision and lethality? Some hypothesized that Bergdahl had informed them of our tactics. Why did Afghan civilians refuse civil aid that they so obviously needed? Others believed rumors that Bergdahl had participated in a propaganda campaign against us. None of this could be substantiated, but over there Bergdahl became the idol of discontent for so many. He was the Jonah.

And this wasn’t only among the rank and file. One of my colleagues, a CIA case officer, was charged with collecting information on Bergdahl’s whereabouts. For months after his disappearance, his location was known with a high degree of precision. At various levels of government, certain options had been floated as to what a recovery mission might look like. After flying in and out of Kabul for endless rounds of inter-agency meetings, my colleague grew frustrated by the Army’s inaction. He questioned the efficacy of these deliberations. A senior officer pulled him aside. “No one’s serious about a rescue mission,” he said. “It’d be too risky. Maybe if Bergdahl had actually been captured they’d do something, but he deserted.”…

The only thing that seems clear in any of this is the suffering. For five years, Bergdahl suffered in captivity as an idol held by the Taliban. The soldiers sent to recover that idol suffered, too. Each will decide whether they wish to forgive him—or whether he will continue to be their Jonah.

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“Had the choice been mine I would have made the same choice.”


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Ratso!

OmahaConservative on June 5, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Fifth!!!

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Carry on

cozmo on June 5, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Third and Fourth,..haha!

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 10:43 PM

This is why.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 10:44 PM

You were in the right Bmore…

OmahaConservative on June 5, 2014 at 10:45 PM

What a stupid way to empty Gitmo….

d1carter on June 5, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 10:42 PM

I could follow your link, but not the one from the hagfish.

Is she blaming you for when she outed herself?

cozmo on June 5, 2014 at 10:45 PM

I could follow your link, but not the one from the hagfish.

Is she blaming you for when she outed herself?

cozmo on June 5, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Yes she is…

OmahaConservative on June 5, 2014 at 10:46 PM

speaking in Brussels on Thursday, Obama acknowledged that he is “never surprised” by controversies whipped up in Washington…

As there are no controversies anywhere else on this great land…

Obama has a very narrow view of this country..

Electrongod on June 5, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Dear Leader will still be in office as the released jihadists start killing again….

d1carter on June 5, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Is she blaming you for when she outed herself?

cozmo on June 5, 2014 at 10:45 PM

basically

bazil9 on June 5, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Obama committed TREASON by giving 5 Taliban 4 Star Generals 6 millions dollars and putting them back on the battlefield in exchange for a deserter, collaborator and traitor, yet everybody is to scared of being called a racists to even talk about it.

When you set free, and then give your enemies top commanders that much money, the only thing it can be called is providing aid and comfort to the enemy in a time of war, TREASON.

oscarwilde on June 5, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Will any American news outlet cover the jihadists while in Quatar…? you know day in the life of…..?

d1carter on June 5, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Is she blaming you for when she outed herself?
cozmo on June 5, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Lemme see…oh, what’s the word…

Yes.

Newtie and the Beauty on June 5, 2014 at 10:47 PM

You guys are just a bunch of millipede haters on this site.

Millipedicism is wrong!!

kcewa on June 5, 2014 at 10:48 PM

OmahaConservative on June 5, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Thank you OC.

cozmo on June 5, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Yes. That is my reading of her comment.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Yes she is…

OmahaConservative on June 5, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Stupid woman. Maybe if she wasn’t such a follower begging attention hag…nah, she was stupid before that.*

And I wrote that in the nicest way possible.

cozmo on June 5, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Wake Up!

bazil9 on June 5, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Will any American news outlet cover the jihadists while in Quatar…? you know day in the life of…..?

d1carter on June 5, 2014 at 10:47 PM

A reality series on Bravo?

kcewa on June 5, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Penn Station, New York, NY, US
New York, NY, US

6m
New York police officers have blocked all entrances and Penn Station has been evacuated – @FrankPosillico
see original on twitter.com
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New York, NY, US
16m
Penn Station closed, arriving Long Island Rail Road trains delayed as police investigate suspicious package – @NBCNewYork
Read more on nbcnewyork.com
============================

Alyssa Zauderer ‏@Alyssa_Zauderer

#BREAKING No trains in or out of Penn Station on the Long Island Railroad due to a suspicious package. @PIX11News

https://twitter.com/Alyssa_Zauderer
====================================

Frank Posillico @FrankPosillico · 2m

Police are telling people to clear the area. Not letting anyone in.

https://twitter.com/FrankPosillico

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 10:50 PM

bazil9 on June 5, 2014 at 10:49 PM

If that wasn’t your link, I would have been disappointed.

cozmo on June 5, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Before you go go

bazil9 on June 5, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Is she blaming you for when she outed herself?

cozmo on June 5, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Couldn’t believe what I was reading when I came home. I fear she may shoot up Santa Barbara someday. No way is she sane.

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Hagfish was caught letting her guard down. Plain and simple…

OmahaConservative on June 5, 2014 at 10:51 PM

I’m Still Standing

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 5, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Dear Leader will still be in office as the released jihadists start killing again….

d1carter on June 5, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Oh goody. We can look forward to chapters of New York Strong, an DC Strong.

faraway on June 5, 2014 at 10:51 PM

bazil9 on June 5, 2014 at 10:50 PM

And then you went and spoiled it.

Oh well, mrs. cozmo is calling…that call…

cozmo on June 5, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Will any American news outlet cover the jihadists while in Quatar…? you know day in the life of…..?
d1carter on June 5, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Give ‘em another week…that’s about how long it took MSLSD to do a “Pity the Poor A-Rabs” report just after 9/11…and that caused my switch to Fox News.

From a Former MSLSD Viewer…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 5, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Nobody is asking Obama to “apologize” for having got a young man back to his parents.

Why the heck not ?
With the facts that we know now, it would have been better if the TaliPop and TaliMom had moved their halal azzes to Peshawar and joined their boy there. There was no need to bring him here to start a sleeper cell

burrata on June 5, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Anybody know how to find out members of the cavalry during the Indian Wars? Pardon me, Native American Wars.

crankyoldlady on June 5, 2014 at 10:52 PM

cozmo on June 5, 2014 at 10:50 PM

There is a
method to my madness

bazil9 on June 5, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Oh well, mrs. cozmo is calling…that call…
cozmo on June 5, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Supper time?

Newtie and the Beauty on June 5, 2014 at 10:52 PM

“I make absolutely no apologies for making sure we get back a young man to his parents,” he told a press conference. “This is somebody’s child.”

Sounds good.
Obama is compassionate…

Today…

But what happened a couple years ago……

Electrongod on June 5, 2014 at 10:53 PM

You guys are just a bunch of millipede haters on this site.

Millipedicism is wrong!!

kcewa on June 5, 2014 at 10:48 PM

kcewa: MOAB those little leggy thingys!:)

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 10:53 PM

A reality series on Bravo?

kcewa on June 5, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Yeah, Real Jihadists of Quatar….or, Say Yes to the Burka….something like that. LOL

d1carter on June 5, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Evening All.

Is she blaming you for when she outed herself?

cozmo on June 5, 2014 at 10:45 PM
Couldn’t believe what I was reading when I came home. I fear she may shoot up Santa Barbara someday. No way is she sane.

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Rut Roh, what did I miss?

CoffeeLover on June 5, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Why is Obama holding poor Bowe in Germany?

When will he get to return to his poor grieving parents?

#FreeBowe

We want to hear from you Bowe.

faraway on June 5, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Anybody know how to find out members of the cavalry during the Indian Wars? Pardon me, Native American Wars.
crankyoldlady on June 5, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Which state, COL? In any case, you might try https://familysearch.org/search –set Collections Filter to “US Military Pensions” or words to that effect after you enter the information…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 5, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Speaking in Brussels on Thursday, Obama acknowledged that he is “never surprised” by controversies whipped up in Washington…

I imagine that people in Brussels and other non-Islamic countries are “whipped up” about President Obama releasing 5 Terrorists from Gitmo too.

The entire world became more dangerous when President Obama let these 5 Terrorists return to their Jihadi friends.

wren on June 5, 2014 at 10:54 PM

I even had offered her an olive branch.Again!?!? Everyone should read the thread after the place the link I posted above starts at. Plus! I would still like to know which she prefers, black labs of bay retrievers? Last time I try to make peace with her unless she comes on here and apologies. She is just wrong and has jumped the shark. I have always manned up when I have made a mistake. Always. I expect no less from any of you. Rant over.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Rut Roh, what did I miss?

CoffeeLover on June 5, 2014 at 10:54 PM

See: Bmore’s first link from last night’s QOTD and go from there.

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Boinking NKGoons have upped the ante, they must be p*ssed with all the
Afghanistan Tolly-Bon attention(s):

North Korea
1m
Kyodo quoting a diplomatic source says a third U.S. citizen has been detained in North Korea – @W7VOA

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 10:56 PM

I could follow your link, but not the one from the hagfish.

Is she blaming you for when she outed herself?

cozmo on June 5, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Eh. This is my real name and have always lived under the idea of not to write it if I wouldn’t say it directly to someone. Easier that way.

Internet is forever, y’all. Play carefully.

Oh, and on topic:

“I make absolutely no apologies for making sure we get back a young man to his parents,” he told a press conference. “This is somebody’s child.”

Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Christopher Stevens all had parents.

How come everything that Obama touches turns to sh&t?

kim roy on June 5, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 10:42 PM

And I keep trying to give her the benefit of doubt.

No more.

Barred on June 5, 2014 at 10:56 PM

I even had offered her an olive branch.Again!?!? Everyone should read the thread after the place the link I posted above starts at. Plus! I would still like to know which she prefers, black labs of bay retrievers? Last time I try to make peace with her unless she comes on here and apologies. She is just wrong and has jumped the shark. I have always manned up when I have made a mistake. Always. I expect no less from any of you. Rant over.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 10:55 PM

We tried to warn you brother, a few years ago…

OmahaConservative on June 5, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Bergdahl suffered in captivity as an idol held by the Taliban.

Now we have it,
Bergy Boy is a cute lil Patty Hearst .

burrata on June 5, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Christopher Stevens all had parents.

How come everything that Obama touches turns to sh&t?

kim roy on June 5, 2014 at 10:56 PM

+1

d1carter on June 5, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Will any American news outlet cover the jihadists while in Quatar…? you know day in the life of…..?

d1carter on June 5, 2014 at 10:47 PM

A reality series on Bravo?

kcewa on June 5, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Yup…the Working Title of the Bravo series will be
“Who the F*ck did I Marry”

“Who the F*ck did I release from Gitmo”

ToddPA on June 5, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Howdy.
Red State/ Townhall has a booth in the exhibit hall. I ‘outed’ myself to the guy running the booth and he gave me an HA shirt. It’s a size too big…but still.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2014 at 10:58 PM

I even had offered her an olive branch.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 10:55 PM

more like ‘poked her in the eye with an olive branch’..

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 5, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Anybody know how to find out members of the cavalry during the Indian Wars? Pardon me, Native American Wars.

crankyoldlady on June 5, 2014 at 10:52 PM

She Wore A Yellow Ribbon

kcewa on June 5, 2014 at 10:58 PM

I even had offered her an olive branch.Again!?!? Everyone should read the thread after the place the link I posted above starts at. Plus! I would still like to know which she prefers, black labs of bay retrievers? Last time I try to make peace with her unless she comes on here and apologies. She is just wrong and has jumped the shark. I have always manned up when I have made a mistake. Always. I expect no less from any of you. Rant over.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 10:55 PM


Bmore:

Gawd, I watched her and RepublicanCool tag teaming about you Bmore,
which, utelizing her Hot Air thread linky, didn’t seem to implicate
you in any fashion or form!!—————:0

Oh,..that was last nights QOTD,..if my “Fact Pattern” is accurate!!

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Bergdahl suffered in captivity as an idol held by the Taliban.

Now we have it,
Bergy Boy is a cute lil Patty Hearst .

burrata on June 5, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Obama had a perfectly legitimate story to tell: The American POW in Afghanistan had to be returned, irrespective of his character, and even at the cost of negotiating with terrorists or violating the law governing notification of Congress…

1. Bergdahl was NOT a POW.

2. Bergdahl left his brothers-in-arms behind.

3. Even if we agree that even deserters shouldn’t be left behind, we have to separate the military issues from the national security ones.

We might have had a moral obligation of some kind, militarily, to ‘bring Bowe back’, but not at any cost. Considering the facts that he abandoned his brothers-in-arms and violated the oath, he had no right to expect that we’d put the nation’s security and 320 million Americans safety at risk by trading away 5 4-star generals for him.

4. NOTHING justifies violating the law.

5. These men were also ‘somebody’s children’:

Staff Sergeant Clayton Bowen, 29

Private First Class Morris Walker, 23

Staff Sergeant Kurt Curtiss, 27

Staff Sergeant Michael Murphrey, 25

Second Lieutenant Darryn Andrews, 34

Private First Class Matthew Michael Martinek, 20

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Since Obama has said that he wouldn’t leave any American soldier behind, I wish someone would ask him:

Rather than the Taliban 5, would you have swapped Malia for Bergdahl?

Yeah, I know that it is a preposterous question on one level, but if Obama’s principle is that we don’t leave American troops behind, then such a question would tell us exactly how much he means it.

I mean, if the CINC’s position is that we don’t leave any American soldier behind, then there should be no question. Right?

Would the circumstances of Bergdahl’s ‘disappearance’ factor into Obama’s ‘calculus’?

Would Obama have even thought about exchanging Malia for a AWOLer, deserter, defector, and/or collaborator Bergdahl if that was wanted the Taliban had demanded?

Of course not.

And, no one would expect him to make such a trade. ..

..but one does have to ask, then, is Malia Obama worth more than Bowe Robert Bergdahl? Is she one of those ‘more equal than others’ animals? Is this ‘fair’? Is this ‘equality’?

Further, it does, however, disprove Obama’s contention that ‘we don’t leave Americans behind’ because, obviously, we would if the Taliban demanded Malia Obama.

On the other hand, would he have traded Khalid Sheik-Mohammed for two American soldiers held in captivity and who were actually captured on the battlefield?

Would he trade the mastermind of 9/11, who is responsible for the deaths of 3,000 Americans for those two American soldiers, who did, in fact, serve honourably and with distinction?

After all, he did trade Mullah Norullah Noori, a senior Taliban military commander, who is wanted by the United Nations for possible war crimes, including the murder of thousands of Shiite Muslims and 6,000 men and boys in Mazar-i-Sharif, according to a leaked JTF-GTMO file.

So, are Muslim lives worth less than American ones?

To paraphrase Kanye West, why does Obama hate brown-skinned people?

Resist We Much on June 5, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Obama Follies, BoomBoom Edition

faraway on June 5, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 10:55 PM

My ex-wife’s name is Susan. Wouldn’t that be a hoot if, no. No way. But she did catch bluegills once… ;)
But seriously. No more olive branches. No more pear branches. No more birch branches. Not even a dogwood branch!

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Rut Roh, what did I miss?
CoffeeLover on June 5, 2014 at 10:54 PM

This followed by this, CL…Use your browser’s “Find” feature…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 5, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Oh well, mrs. cozmo is calling…that call…

cozmo on June 5, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Face-sucking hug up.
.
Oh, wait a sec — that’s ME.
.
Never mind.

Alien on June 5, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 10:59 PM

May I suggest sticker branches or nettles…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 5, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Which state, COL? In any case, you might try https://familysearch.org/search –set Collections Filter to “US Military Pensions” or words to that effect after you enter the information…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 5, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Thanks, Newtie. I looked on there but not where you say. I’ll check it out. I have a feeling there aren’t many records back that far. He has an unfortunate name, too, John Brown.

crankyoldlady on June 5, 2014 at 11:00 PM

The traitor on thread has significantly dialed back his rhetoric. Why? It stinks of fear. Smell it? Coward.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Howdy.
Red State/ Townhall has a booth in the exhibit hall. I ‘outed’ myself to the guy running the booth and he gave me an HA shirt. It’s a size too big…but still.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2014 at 10:58 PM

ALT: You lucky,……,very cool:)

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 11:01 PM

This is why.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 10:44 PM

…see what I mean about the meds?…when she doesn’t take them…besides the obvious derangements…something chokes off her memory where she can’t remember anything that happened an hour ago. Ever notice how she can get lost……….on the same thread?

KOOLAID2 on June 5, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Will any American news outlet cover the jihadists while in Quatar…? you know day in the life of…..?

d1carter on June 5, 2014 at 10:47 PM

MTV: The Real Life.

“So waddya you wanna do today, Faisal?”

-Shiite, I dunno, blow up some jews or something?

“Yeah, them jews are like…shiite, man.”

-Yep. So. Waddya YOU wanna do?

Bishop on June 5, 2014 at 11:01 PM

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 5, 2014 at 10:58 PM

I bet you have moobs.

bazil9 on June 5, 2014 at 11:01 PM

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” – Dude who just released 5 of the most dangerous terrorist leaders back onto the battle field

Seven Percent Solution on June 5, 2014 at 11:01 PM

This is somebody’s child too, believe it or not.

Diluculo on June 5, 2014 at 11:02 PM

At the convo there was a Texas sing–a-long. It was kind of Mitch Miller-ish.
The lead-up video was a Pee Wee Herman clip.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2014 at 11:02 PM

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 5, 2014 at 10:58 PM

I bet you have moobs.

bazil9 on June 5, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Spits out beer laughing…

OmahaConservative on June 5, 2014 at 11:03 PM

On Topic. Traitors should be taken out with the garbage. The traitor has stunk up HA all week.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Anybody know how to find out members of the cavalry during the Indian Wars? Pardon me, Native American Wars.

crankyoldlady on June 5, 2014 at 10:52 PM

COL — good evening. One of my go-to sources when I am researching military history is http://www.Fold3.com. They’ve been steadily adding more and more records — it is a pay membership site or you can browse many of the records for free. If you want to make copies and download documents, it’s worth the monthly fee (although I subscribe annually).

Alien on June 5, 2014 at 11:03 PM

See Obama’s star fall from the sky
Every dream he ever spun was a lie
Here’s the one bitter lesson of Obama’s history
His soul should no longer remain a mystery
So many stories to rearrange
What reality is reveling becomes ever more strange
And he has so many false faces
Any truth left in his mind erases
With the avalanche of all those lies
Dancing in his evermore empty eyes!

VorDaj on June 5, 2014 at 11:03 PM

On Topic. Traitors should be taken out with the garbage. The traitor has stunk up HA all week.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Which one? There are a few that I have seen over the week.

Diluculo on June 5, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 10:59 PM

I happen to like the name Susan. I happen to like black labs. I like bay retrievers more though.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 11:04 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Now you went and done did it…see what name-dropping will get you? ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on June 5, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Howdy.
Red State/ Townhall has a booth in the exhibit hall. I ‘outed’ myself to the guy running the booth and he gave me an HA shirt. It’s a size too big…but still.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2014 at 10:58 PM

It sounds like you’re having a ball.

crankyoldlady on June 5, 2014 at 11:04 PM

May I suggest sticker branches or nettles…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 5, 2014 at 11:00 PM

I’ve got a bougainvilla out front.

It stinks of fear. Smell it? Coward.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Is that what that was? I thought the milk was sour.

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 11:05 PM

I happen to like the name Susan. I happen to like black labs. I like bay retrievers more though.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 11:04 PM

My wife’s name is Susan, but we have 2 beagle mixes and a vizsla

Diluculo on June 5, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Are you Rand Paul, Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio?

Quiz. Let’s Play!

I got Ted, but I think I was close to being Rand.

Rubio a distant third – but there’s still time for that to change. Marco?

(also, why no sarah?)

kcewa on June 5, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Speaking in Brussels on Thursday, Obama acknowledged that he is “never surprised” by controversies whipped up in Washington…
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Devo Whip it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKa72wxTGq8

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on June 5, 2014 at 11:04 PM

I have no shame. I also mentioned AP and AP’s cat.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2014 at 11:06 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Hi Alt (waving) I think that’s neat! Enjoy it.

CoffeeLover on June 5, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Alien on June 5, 2014 at 11:03 PM

You too?? o_O

:-D

Newtie and the Beauty on June 5, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Diluculo on June 5, 2014 at 11:04 PM

These two.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 11:06 PM

crankyoldlady on June 5, 2014 at 10:52 PM

http://www.fold3.com

NativeTexan on June 5, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Speaking in Brussels on Thursday, Obama acknowledged that he is “never surprised” by controversies whipped up in Washington…
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Mark Knoller @markknoller · 13h

As for criticism of the deal to free Bergdahl, Pres Obama said he’s “never surprised by controversies whipped up in Washington.”

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Dude who just released 5 of the most dangerous terrorist leaders back onto the battle field

Seven Percent Solution on June 5, 2014 at 11:01 PM

AND gave them 6 million dollars. Do you have any idea how many bullets and AK-47′s you can buy for 6 million dollars? Talk about aid and comfort, 6 million dollars buy a 4 Star General a damned lot of aid and comfort.

oscarwilde on June 5, 2014 at 11:07 PM

crankyoldlady on June 5, 2014 at 11:04 PM

I am. Cruz and Abbott speak tomm. So does Rand. The Ronulans are going to be…orgasmic.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2014 at 11:07 PM

These two.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Ah, good. I’m in 100% agreement there. Of all things I detest, liberal trolls and race baiters are on the top of that list.

Diluculo on June 5, 2014 at 11:08 PM

bazil9 on June 5, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Spittled my coffee on that one.

CoffeeLover on June 5, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Alien on June 5, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Thanks, Alien. I know about Fold. I didn’t want to pay but I’ll bet I know someone who has it.

crankyoldlady on June 5, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Sorry Diluculo, I linked it wrong. These two. I am taking a break. I am so pissed off over the traitor Bergdahl I could scream. Fourteen of our finest gone for that puke.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 11:09 PM

At the convo there was a Texas sing–a-long. It was kind of Mitch Miller-ish.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Sounds like lots of fun!

For some reason, “Deep in the heart of Texas” is now playing on a continuous loop in my head.

Red states like Texas, give us Blue-staters hope!

wren on June 5, 2014 at 11:09 PM

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