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Sep092012

Photos From Fraternity Parties

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No, wait... these photos seem to include the two gentlemen who are hoping to hold very high and serious office for the next four years.  I'll bet these are photoshopped.  Yes, that must be it.  Candidates for the presidency and vice-presidency of the United States wouldn't be out fooling around like half-schwacked college sophomores.  Whoever altered these photos should be ashamed. 

 

 

 

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Well, Nooshans need to get some focus; suggesting the nation cries out for Clueless Plutocrat ‘s foreign policy chops seems like just more of that 2008 hit tune “Barack Obama’s far too old and cranky to beat John McCain.” In other words I was just wondering whether anyone outside a state hospital for the criminally insane really believes any good could come out of putting Mitt Romney in charge of the State Department.

But keep on it, Nutz™ . Framing the election as an opportunity to install a US leader who treats overseas trips as opportunities to go overseas and trip—that’s an excellent strategy.

September 12, 2012 at 09:34 | Registered CommenterWinston

So Obama's Muslim outreach foreign policy has now resulted in the murder of one of our ambassadors , and all Winston can do is whine that Romney couldn't do any better? How pathetic.

September 12, 2012 at 09:58 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

"November 2nd windy, November 2nd" ;)

September 12, 2012 at 09:58 | Registered CommenterTijuana

Keep digging, Nooshnutz.™ Couldn’t say it any better than this post at Balloon Juice:

I don’t think the Romney campaign’s attempt to make political hay of dead diplomats before the bodies are even cold is going to play too well outside the lunatic base. It looks desperate and calculating. Because it is.

and this
They [Nooshans] are smelling 1979 all over again. They are salivating at the chance that things will go bad and Obama will look weak. They are cheerleading for bad things to happen to America and Americans. They are very bad people.

Uh, yeah. They’ve been hating on America and its values for decades now. I sure wish they’d just move to Somalia. No gummint regulation and bristling with guns, a wingnut Paradise. Don’t let the door hit ya assholes!

September 12, 2012 at 10:00 | Registered CommenterWinston

Those of tolerance, who respect human life and dignity:

"[P]rotestors belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood crucified those opposing Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi naked on trees in front of the presidential palace while abusing others. Likewise, Muslim Brotherhood supporters locked the doors of the media production facilities of 6-October [a major media region in Cairo], where they proceeded to attack several popular journalists."

"[Morsi] promised to push Washington to release the "Blind Shiekh," Omar Abdel-Rahman, who's serving time for the 1993 bombing of New York's World Trade Center. He also released jailed terrorists, including members of the dangerous Gama'a Islamiya and Islamic Jihad.
Morsi embraced the Holocaust-denying, Israel-threatening Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at an Islamic Summit in Saudi Arabia.… Sent tanks into the Sinai and reportedly plans to send more along with rockets and helicopters, though the [1979 Egyptian-Israeli] treaty calls for a demilitarized peninsula to serve as a buffer between Egypt and Israel. The Muslim Brotherhood's media adviser recently called the treaty a "mark of shame" that brought "cancer, hepatitis, and kidney infections" to Egypt."

September 12, 2012 at 10:09 | Registered CommenterTijuana

Yeah windy, for every dead American @ the hands of obama's peace loving brotherhood we can get, we figure we'll pick up bookoo votes. That's the plan. Dayum, you nailed us again.

September 12, 2012 at 10:13 | Registered CommenterTijuana

That whole "Arab Spring" deal has worked out well, hasn't it? Hillary? Barack? Bueller? Anyone?

September 12, 2012 at 10:13 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

If John Kerry were Sec of State this would never happen!!

September 12, 2012 at 10:14 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

They are salivating at the chance that things will go bad and Obama will look weak.

The Islamists are the one's salivating. I'm angry that Obama's making our country look weak.

September 12, 2012 at 10:15 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

I have it on good authority Obama is going to put out a pissed off Tweet later on today.

September 12, 2012 at 10:19 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

all Winston can do is whine

Ha ha ha ha ha! It’s quite a miracle, you Nutz’s ability to transform every mockery and taunt into “whine.” Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !

When will you people leave?

That whole "Arab Spring" deal has worked out well, hasn't it? Hillary? Barack? Bueller? Anyone?

Wolfowitz? Bolton? Perle? Cheney? Feith? Kristol? Anyone?

September 12, 2012 at 10:21 | Registered CommenterWinston

These thugs are Obama's people. Hillary praised them We put them in power. Now what Hill & Barry? I would hate to be working near an aspirin factory in the Middle East today.

September 12, 2012 at 10:24 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

I have it on good authority Obama is going to put out a pissed off Tweet later on today.

Leaked memo indicates he will tell the terrorists off, saying that their mothers were hamsters, and their fathers smelled of elderberries. Bold, I say. Walk softly and carry a damp twig.

September 12, 2012 at 10:26 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

There have been numerous articles in the past few years about how the conservative brain is different from the liberal brain. I wonder if in those studies ever included measurement of the lack of a long term memory in the wingnut section of conservatism?

Because if you step into the way back machine and travel all of the way back to 2003 you'll find that part of the rationale for taking out Saddam Hussein offered by the Bush administration was that a lot of the anger felt by the people in the middle east and misdirected at the United States because they lived under such oppressive anti-freedom governments. They weren't allowed to protest and be angry with their own government so they turned their anger towards the West.

So the theory went, if we took out Saddam Hussein and planted a functioning democracy in a large country smack dab in the middle of the muslim world, it would encourage the fall all of the surrounding tyrranical governments, leading to what we now call the Arab Spring.

But if for you the entirity of world history started on January 20th, 2009 I suppose this might seem like a foreign concept to you. It's not that the Obama administration is still dealing with the after effects of 8 years of Dubya and admittedly all of the history before that, no, the problem is that Obama gave a speech in Egypt once talking about freedom.

September 12, 2012 at 10:31 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Alternate plan: meet with Mr. Leader and the head of MI6 to discuss our Anglo-Saxon heritage at the backside of 10 Downing Street.

September 12, 2012 at 10:32 | Registered CommenterWinston

It’s quite a miracle, you Nutz’s ability to transform every mockery and taunt into “whine"."

No, the miracle is attempting to locate any substantive argument hidden away inside your baffoonish rants.

September 12, 2012 at 10:41 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli
September 12, 2012 at 10:41 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

kwawk;

I suppose using the 'Six Degrees of Separation Rule" there is some connection to your post and Libya.

September 12, 2012 at 10:42 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

kwAwk, what you said was the gist of my references to the neocons. It seems to have sailed right over their heads. In the minds of right-wingers, foreigners don’t really fully exist as whole people, just projections of their inner world, props and scenery in their personal morality plays or their juvenile bam!-bop!-pow! cartoons. Foreigners can only exist for them as a very tiny number of stereotypes—worshipping children grateful for the chocolate bars/whisky/democracy/sexy or ungrateful weird dirtbags or frightening terrorist thugs. Wingnutz are ignorant assholes; the larger world frightens and confuses them. Their instinct is to take a stick to it. No, that doesn’t usually work out that well, but the lesson they draw from that is: do it more and harder till it does. I can’t emphasize enough how catastrophic it would be to return these childish clowns to power.

September 12, 2012 at 10:44 | Registered CommenterWinston

That whole "Arab Spring" deal has worked out well, hasn't it? Hillary? Barack? Bueller? Anyone?

A little point in the right direction for you TM.

September 12, 2012 at 10:44 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Just saw Barry's televised comments on Libya. He thanked the Libyans who "carried" the Ambassador to the hospital. WTF? Has this idiot not seen the video? The Ambassador was drug through the streets like garbage. What a DF. Of course Barry wouldn't take reporter questions. The Teleprompter vetoed that idea right off the bat.

September 12, 2012 at 10:54 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Has this idiot not seen the video?

Sorry Tom couldn't help but be reminded of the video you once insisted depicted a man being beaten up by union thugs. I haven't seen the Libya video--for all I know it very well might show what you say it does. But it's just a funny reminder that due to their special brains wingnutz people can actually see things in front of their eyes that normal people can't.

September 12, 2012 at 11:04 | Registered CommenterWinston

Wingnutz are ignorant assholes; the larger world frightens and confuses them. Their instinct is to take a stick to it. No, that doesn’t usually work out that well, but the lesson they draw from that is: do it more and harder till it does. I can’t emphasize enough how catastrophic it would be to return these childish clowns to power.

I agree that a return to Neocon foreign policy would be catastrophically bad, but am not sure that a Romney Presidency would be a complete return to such policies, but with Romney not willing to take a stand on much of anything it's not worth the risk, and I'll certainly be voting for Obama.

I'm also not sure subtle swipes and calling people stupid will achieve that result. Best to confront them with the truth of what has happened over the past 12 years and let them try to defend it.

September 12, 2012 at 11:10 | Registered Commenterkwawk

It's not that the Obama administration is still dealing with the after effects of 8 years of Dubya and admittedly all of the history before that, no, the problem is that Obama gave a speech in Egypt once talking about freedom.

No, the problem is that while the President spoke some words about freedom in Egypt, his administration seems to incapable of discerning between those who support freedom in the ME, and those who do not.

September 12, 2012 at 11:15 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

No, the problem is that while the President spoke some words about freedom in Egypt, his administration seems to incapable of discerning between those who support freedom in the ME, and those who do not.

Quite the Pandora's Box that the Bushies gleefully opened in the Middle East isn't it?

September 12, 2012 at 11:21 | Registered Commenterkwawk

kwAwk, you need to check out the names in Romney's foreign policy team. There would be no daylight between the policies of a President Romney and those of the last Bush Administration. PNAC founders, Bolton, the guys who bungled the Iraq occupation, Cheneyites--the entire f***ing clown car is in there. "Confront them with the truth of what has happened"? You must be joking. They've never admitted the sightest error, and never will. Any problem they admit to is all Barack Obama's fault, retroactively.

It's unbelievable what a craven opportunistic asshole Romnney is. His bid to exploit the embassy deaths by lying issuing his accusations before the facts were in just reinforce his unreadiness to be Commander-in-Chief.

September 12, 2012 at 11:23 | Registered CommenterWinston

Obama's Egypt speech was difficult to discern given that it was presented in the "bow" position. That said, it was summed up by those prostrate enough to get lower than Barry is that "the United States is bad and we apologize."

September 12, 2012 at 11:31 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Kwawk,

Dubya addressed the Arab Spring in the context of his administration's Freedom Agenda policy in this WSJ op-ed. Here's an excerpt:

As Americans, our goal should be to help reformers turn the end of tyranny into durable, accountable civic structures. Emerging democracies need strong constitutions, political parties committed to pluralism, and free elections. Free societies depend upon the rule of law and property rights, and they require hopeful economies, drawn into open world markets.

This work will require patience, creativity and active American leadership. It will involve the strengthening of civil society—with a particular emphasis on the role of women. It will require a consistent defense of religious liberty. It will mean the encouragement of development, education and health, as well as trade and foreign investment. There will certainly be setbacks. But if America does not support the advance of democratic institutions and values, who will?

In promoting freedom, our methods should be flexible. Change comes at different paces in different places. Yet flexibility does not mean ambiguity. The same principles must apply to all nations. As a country embraces freedom, it finds economic and social progress. Only when a government treats its people with dignity does a nation fulfill its greatness. And when a government violates the rights of a citizen, it dishonors an entire nation.

September 12, 2012 at 11:32 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

I think Romney is desperate at this point to try to find any chink in Obama's armor to exploit which has led him to make his move today on Libya. And as with most desparate hail mary's it is back firing. The attack by Obama's team that Romney completely ignored veterans and the military during their convention really stung them. So did his trip to Europe and Israel. They're trying to make it up.

Whether they admit to their problems or not I'm under no illusion that this election is about trying to convince George W. Bush to issue a Mea culpa about his 8 years in office. This election is a battle for the center of the electorate. We have to convince them. Trying to convince Machiavelli, Thomas Miller, Red Beard or Skinny to vote for Obama is futile. We engage the right to convince the center to vote for Obama, not to convince the right the right that they are wrong.

What will convince the right that they are wrong is if they lose enough elections.

September 12, 2012 at 11:34 | Registered Commenterkwawk

As for the excuse Barry hasn't seen the video of the ambassador being drug through the streets; wow. Tell him it's being played on an endless loop on cable between the Golf Channel and Travel Guide.

September 12, 2012 at 11:36 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

“Dubya addressed the Arab Spring”
. . . bringing us back to the thread’s topic. I’d be hard pressed to come up with a more fitting spokesfratboy for Clueless Plutocrat’s Secret Plan for Amercia than the toxic combination of gaseous platitudes, fawning self-congratulatory blather, oblivious nitwittery and terrifying cluelessness that is George W. Bush, 43rd President and Catastrophe on Two Legs. Mitt Romney is George Bush minus the down-home charm, razor-sharp mind, and state-of-the-art diplomacy skills.

September 12, 2012 at 11:47 | Registered CommenterWinston

Kwawk brought up the Bush administration's policy. I thought the op-ed would make a good reference if the discussion was going to go in that direction. As for Obama, I think it's telling that his supporters are now looking to blame Bush for the Arab Spring when it wasn't too long ago they were trying to give Obama credit for it.

September 12, 2012 at 12:09 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

Another question for the Blame Bush crowd: Colin Powell famously invoked the Pottery Barn rule ("You break it, you own it") when it came to Iraq, and Obama was instrumental to pushing out the Mubarak and Qaddaffy regimes. Why shouldn't we hold Obama to the same Pottery Barn rule?

September 12, 2012 at 12:40 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

Mach - My point would be that George W. Bush kicked off the policies that led to the arab spring and as such it would seem like people on the right would be more willing to follow Obama's lead as he tries to navigate this transition in the world. Revolutions are bloody, destructive and violent things, and it is not always easy to tell who is going to end up on the right side or being our friend. See Castro, Fidel.

What Obama has gotten credit for with the Arab spring is being a bit more conservative that George W. Bush and not going it alone. He insisted in Libya that our allies in Europe but skin in the game and not let the US take full responsibility for the conflict. In Egypt he supported the transition of power when the time came without getting American troops involved. In Syria he is working to bring the pressure of the world on to the Assad government while looking to avoid the use of chemical weapons by Syria.

It seems like you would give him credit for these things too, but for some reason everything Obama does is wrong in your eyes.

September 12, 2012 at 12:45 | Registered Commenterkwawk

...everything Obama does is wrong...

Not everything. He seems to have good taste in beer. Proof of the stopped clock theory.

September 12, 2012 at 12:53 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

The Obama administration quickly apologized for the video critical of Islam. Catholics are still waiting.

September 12, 2012 at 14:49 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Obama's killer beliefs-

1). Apologizing to radical Islamist will secure peace.
2). Our strengths are really our weaknesses. Therefore the need to apologize for our First Amendment.
3). Islamic democracy=America democracy.
4). Muslim Brotherhood is a moderate organization.

All these beliefs of Obama will get Americans and innocent civilians killed.

September 12, 2012 at 15:01 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Follow the dotted line on Barack Obama's Middle East Policy if you can:

* He openly criticizes, works against and distrusts our only and best ally in the Middle East Israel.
* He helps over-throw an Iranian foe Libya on the premise of humanitarian conditions.
*.Sits on his hands where a close Iranian ally Syria is in turmoil with 10 x the humanitarian abuses.
* Does nothing to support the Green Revolution in Iran.

When Iran gets nukes and they will under Obama; he'll blame Israel, the Republicans and any other convenient excuse. Is it any wonder his foreign policy isn't a cluster-f**k like his domestic policies?

September 12, 2012 at 15:24 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

skwawk, "I think Romney is desperate at this point"

"The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows President Obama attracting support from 46% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns 45% of the vote."

"The president received a modest convention bounce, but that's now gone."

Desperate indeed.. :)

September 12, 2012 at 15:27 | Registered CommenterTijuana

For any of you not following IowaHawks Twitter feed; your missing the best shit anywhere.

"David Burge‏@iowahawkblog

"Tamir, why are you crying?" "*sniff* Because of this strongly worded condemnation from the Great Satan!"

September 12, 2012 at 15:34 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Obama's foreign policy is a mixture of wrongheaded beliefs, sheer idiocy and rank amateurism. We can't afford to go on like that for another four years.

The emperor has no armor.

September 12, 2012 at 15:35 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

It seems like you would give him credit for these things too, but for some reason everything Obama does is wrong in your eyes.

Giving Obama credit for utilizing different methods from his predecessor doesn't absolve him from the disastrous results of HIS policies.

September 12, 2012 at 15:48 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

I think Romney is desperate at this point

No question the campaign’s feeling some desperation. And trying to use a fatal attack on Americans to leverage a little political advantage, based on a total lie, isn’t exactly going to reassure the many voters who already suspect the Clueless Plutocrat to be craven and unprincipled.

September 12, 2012 at 16:03 | Registered CommenterWinston

Some are maintaining Romney just sealed his fate with this stunt, his very own version of McCain’s wacky attempt to suspend his campaign and cancel the debates “to deal with the nation’s financial crisis.”

In a crass, amateur-hour, dishonest and thoroughly craven overreach, CP’s demonstrated beyond doubt: he ain’t ready. I know the lunatic fringe of the Nooshnutz™ are loving his antics, but serious people of all stripes are decidedly not. Oddly, they think when it comes to global diplomacy, shutting the hell up till you know what’s going on is kind of a sine qua non. Goes triple if it's while Americans are being attacked.

September 12, 2012 at 16:28 | Registered CommenterWinston

Winston writes;

"serious people of all stripes are decidedly not."

When your world is HuffPO, Daily Kos and MSNBC you fail to get riled up over American's getting killed by Islamist thugs. The reflex reaction is to crouch, apologize and blame. It won't work this time.

September 12, 2012 at 16:35 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

I see Winston is furiously regurgitating the Left's and the media's (but I repeat myself) attempts to spin 0bama's foreign policy disaster into some kind of knock on Romney. Give it up. 0bama owns this one.

September 12, 2012 at 16:43 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

From the 360 degree spewing of hate, blame and misinformation from Obama’s drones on the huge f-up of a form letter "Apology” to Islamists killing our people; you know this one left a political mark. A professional outfit would have apologized for the error, called it wrong and made assurances it won't happen again. With Obama its blame, retract, re-affirm, retract and put out a warmed over rebuke that has Islamist laughing their asses off from the caves of Pakistan to Libya. One thing is sure; this spineless President has assuredly given the death sentence to more civilians based on his un-coordinated feckless response.

Obama again lets Jimmy Carter off the hook for the worst President in the last 100 years. At least the Iranians didn't kill anyone in 1979.

September 12, 2012 at 16:47 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

I think CP’s Crass Performance is going to backfire on him very badly. He’s outing himself as a loathsome liar and a craven, classless asshole without a shred of shame. However, as certified Wingnutz™ your mileage certainly may vary. I understand some of your kind even find such qualities appealing.

September 12, 2012 at 16:55 | Registered CommenterWinston

Between September 11th, Libya and Egypt, Obama is so upset that he can't concentrate on his putting, after nine holes he said f-it.

September 12, 2012 at 17:01 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

He’s outing himself as a loathsome liar and a craven, classless asshole without a shred of shame.

You said that last week when Romney stepped on an ant as he walked out to the podium to accept his party's nomination. Trust me, we get that you believe Romney is Lucifer's evil spawn. We really get it.

September 12, 2012 at 17:02 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

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