National Embarrassment

Continuing with open mic and the talk about Syria. Fortunately, the world is telling Obama to stick it. Putin is laughing at this guy like he’s a little sissy boy from 3rd grade. It is trully sad to see how far this nation has fallen since the election of Obama. His legacy: National Embarrassment. He should just go golfing for the rest of his term, he has done enough harm.  In other news, 10,000 Longshormen leave the AFL-CIO because of ObamaCare on Labor Day no less.  So much for all those Obama supporters wanting to help the poor (as long as it don’t come from their pockets, of course).   The hypocrisy of the Left is shining brightly these days.  For the sake of all of us, the two party system needs to be gone!

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  1. gmanfortruth says:

    @Anita, Re: Shotgun. Might I suggest to take some time and go shopping for the right gun for you. It would be wise to get “fitted” to the gun of your choice. There are many things to consider for a woman, and yes, size is important 🙂 . You will not know which gun is right for you until you hold it. There are huge differences in weight, barrel length, chamber length, type of choke and action. Get the one that is comfortable for you. Also take into account the reason you want it. Go out and get a feel for one, you will not be sorry 🙂

    • gmanfortruth says:

      Stephen K. Trynosky says:
      September 2, 2013 at 10:27 pm • Edit
      Check out Gunbroker on line. If nothing else it will give you a good idea of prices and availability.

      http://www.gunbroker.com/

      If you are patient, you will find what you want for a price you want to pay. Downside is the postage and fee to an FFL dealer to receive and do the paperwork for you. That runs roughly $ 75. Plus side is you are not paying sales tax on an out of state purchase (yet).

      Reply
      Stephen K. Trynosky says:
      September 2, 2013 at 10:33 pm • Edit
      Here are some to chew on
      http://www.gunbroker.com/All/BI.aspx?Keywords=Pump+20+ga

    • Fitting is good advice G!. Also checking gunbroker for pricing. Remember what they ask may not be what they get, a lot does not sell there. Wal Mart had a 870 for $200, Cheaper than Dirt has some for $160, both in 12 ga, not 20.

      My advice, a youth 870 with a 20 or 21″ barrel. A Mossberg is just as good, but the 870 is more popular & has more parts available. You can buy at a Wal- Mart, Academy Sports, Dick’s Sporting Goods, etc. The downside is the store you buy from will keep a record of the purchase. If you want to avoid that, go to a gun show. I looked & MI has a bunch of them, so wait for one nearby. A few bucks admission and you can “window shop” all day. Best to look for “Private collection” signs. They won’t do paperwork. If you try to buy & they ask you to do paperwork, say you’ve changed your mind, thank them & walk away. Rude, but legal.
      Starting to think avoiding the paperwork doesn’t matter anyway. NSA seems to be recording everything. You asked about buying a gun. A computer program will key on “gun” and that file will be read, sometime. National gun registration without any need of collecting the actual paperwork. If that doesn’t pan out, I have one or two collecting dust, just no legal way to ship.

      • You can legally ship, even via the Post Office to a licensed FFL dealer who will do the paperwork for the buyer. That’s what most of the sellers do on Gunbroker. Gunbroker has a listing of licensees who will do the transfers. I found a really good guy through them who handles my stuff and charges at the low end. Jersey is different than the rest of the universe though. We have never allowed Gun Shows and all ATF background checks must be run by the dealers through the State Police who charge $ 18.00 (plus sales tax!) for the honor.

        • My neighbor is a FFL dealer!. That’s the easy part. The hard part is deciding on a gun. I’ve held dozens in the last couple years..just scared to make a decision. Then SK threw hundreds of more options at me (really did appreciate that SK)…geez..someone just throw one to me and tell me that’s it..

          • Just A Citizen says:

            Anita

            What is your intended use of the shotgun?

            • Main purpose..to NOT have to use it to defend myself…but I’d like to scare up a pheasant or a turkey occasionally..meaning practice with clay pigeons..so all of the above.

              • Just A Citizen says:

                If bird hunting, clay or otherwise, is your main goal then get any affordable over/under.

                I know you said one barrel was good but having two without a pump will be more fun for you. Especially shooting clays and pheasants. The second shot is easier to get off.

                ANY affordable model will do just fine. I used to use a Sears 12 gauge semi-auto and could outshoot all the “fancy” guns.

              • Hmmmm, did you say fun? . I’ll give that some thought JAC…:::walks off still grumbling about having too many choices::: did I mention I hate shopping, for anything!

              • Well, buying the gun is supposed to be part of the fun. You go to the store, try out a bunch, see which one you like. Then you go to sites like gunbroker and get an idea of cost. Then if close enough you go back to the store and buy it. If not close then you do the gunbroker thing. If it is primarily for shooting birds, clay or otherwise, then immediately discount 18 or 20 inch barrels or “tactical” shotguns.You want something pretty traditional.

          • Hell, want a shotgun…I will bring you one.

  2. gmanfortruth says:

    Some in the military are fed up with wars and President National Embarrassment (AKA Rodeo Clown). http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/ididntjoin-stunning-photos-of-u-s-service-members-publicly-saying-no-to-war-with-syria

  3. I find it interesting that Putin wants to come to the US and lobby the congress (and the people) himself. What a strange turn of events that I have more faith in him than in our guy.

    • gmanfortruth says:

      Obama is a disgrace to the office ! He should just quit and go back to Chicago.

    • This is all so very odd and suspicious.

      Why can’t some national figure just come out and say it – there is a real credibility issue with this administration and quite frankly we don’t trust what they are telling us. So, no go.

  4. Remember, a Rep(tilian) Prez would have done exactly the same thing.

    As your last sentence, it is government – in the whole – that is the issue, no matter whether the left or right arm holds the sword – both arms swing it with murderous intent.

    • gmanfortruth says:

      There are many governments involved in Syria. Even a false flag isn’t working well for this group of blowholes in the District of Clowns. Sadly, it’s all about money, not morals. All Obama has to do is speak and it’s likely a lie 🙄

    • Just A Citizen says:

      BF

      Let us not forget the rest.

      We find problems in the world require action because PEOPLE are fallible, so we construct Govt to address this fallibility in PEOPLE, and of course this Govt is made up of PEOPLE.

    • Cannot think of a rational reason the Speaker of the House would back Obama.
      1. Foreign policy, this will not help our world standing.
      2. Domestic policy, there is a cost to war & it usually is damned expensive.
      3. Obama has played the Repug’s at every turn, why would they think he wouldn’t use a war against them? He will get them on board and use it to force them to pass his budgets/agenda.

      Syria & Iran threaten to attack Israel if the US attacks Syria. Could be the excuse needed to take out Iran’s nuclear facility. Could also become a real war involving all the Middle East. The only thing that makes sense is that both our parties are playing games with the American public & the world at large. Start a war to “save lives”? I’ve heard police shoot people trying to commit suicide, because it’s illegal. Makes that much sense……

    • Just A Citizen says:

      Great comment from your source:

      “If we really want to win in Syria, we should threaten to force Obamacare on them. They’d give up their WMD and convert to Christianity within a week.”

  5. gmanfortruth says:

    Our military has no respect for Obama. Will the Navy Commanders refuse orders? http://thecommonsenseshow.com/2013/09/02/the-us-military-fears-war-with-syria/

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  8. PeterB in Indianapolis says:

    http://mainstreamlastfirst.com/and-the-trip-comes-to-an-end/

    Yep, they couldn’t sail the NorthWest Passage due to it being closed by ice in August, the most ice seen in over 20 years, yet these yay-hoos still believe in “global warming”.

    I would laugh if I wasn’t crying.

  9. Well I’m up late, or early by east coast standards. Can’t sleep. My water heat just crapped out so need to call a plumber in the morning. At least it has not flooded the basement.

    We are bout to get involved in the Syrian CW. Let’s look back and see how the last one turned out.

    “A little under two years ago, Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, urged British businessmen to begin “packing their suitcases” and to fly to Libya to share in the reconstruction of the country and exploit an anticipated boom in natural resources.”

    “Yet now Libya has almost entirely stopped producing oil as the government loses control of much of the country to militia fighters.”

    “Mutinying security men have taken over oil ports on the Mediterranean and are seeking to sell crude oil on the black market. Ali Zeidan, Libya’s Prime Minister, has threatened to “bomb from the air and the sea” any oil tanker trying to pick up the illicit oil from the oil terminal guards, who are mostly former rebels who overthrew Muammar Gaddafi and have been on strike over low pay and alleged government corruption since July.”

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/special-report-we-all-thought-libya-had-moved-on–it-has-but-into-lawlessness-and-ruin-8797041.html

    Doesn’t sound good. Egypt hasn’t been a roaring success either. Maybe the best strategy is to just stay home. Think I will tomorrow.

  10. gmanfortruth says:

    A good article on Syria and why Russia and Saudi are involved. http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/is-the-united-states-going-to-go-to-war-with-syria-over-a-natural-gas-pipeline

    As always, follow the money!

  11. Is there anyone on here that actually thinks that Castro hung himself?

  12. gmanfortruth says:
  13. An apology for the President from THE COLONEL!!!

    Dear Mr. President. I owe you a sincere apology. I used to think that you were the most arrogant, egotistical son of satan alive, and that you should walk the halls of shame with pride. As of now, you have been relegated to the second position…you are no longer number one in the Department of Arrogance and Ego……..Johnny Manziel, aka. Johnny Football…has out distanced you and left you in the dust. He is the most arrogant egoistic son of a motherless goat that ever walked. So, Mr. President,please accept my apology.

    To Johnny Manziel: You are the most pathetic excuse for a human being that ever walked the earth. From one Texan to another……you are a disgrace. You are loaded with talent and you will probably lead the Aggies to a National Championship and the Aggie Alumni will slap their prospective backs as you cash in on your talent. But your arrogance and egoistic attitude is abhorrent. ( You probably need to look that word up, you arrogant bastard ). You violated numerous NCAA rules and regulations and you have gotten away with it. Because of the strength of the Aggie Alumni and the fact that, for the time being, the SEC is the flower child of the press…..you received a half game suspension in a nothing game and you still got benched and an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for being a loud mouth. Your coach benched you and if he has his way, you will miss the next two games..including…Alabama game…..BUT….we all know that the Alumni will not allow the coach to do that. In your interview the other day, you did not understand why your own State thinks you are a pariah You openly bragged that your efforts will lead your team to a National Championship. You broke numerous NCAA Division I FBS and SEC records, which include becoming the first freshman and fifth player in NCAA history to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in a season. At the end of the regular season, you became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, Manning Award, and the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award. Manziel capitalized on his redshirt freshman season by leading Texas A&M to a 41–13 victory over Oklahoma in the 2013 Cotton Bowl Classic.

    You have a butt load of talent to go with your butt load of arrogance. You failed to mention, even ONE SINGLE TIME…..that NONE of those awards would have been achieved had it not been for the offensive line that allowed the time to throw the ball, So much time, that a third grader could have done the same thing. You failed to mention that all state guards t opened holes big enough that even Charlie Stella could stroll through, that led to your rushing elegance. You failed to mention the trainers that kept your team in shape that allowed you to excel on the field. You failed to mention the “water boys and girls” that kept you and your team hydrated. It was all about you….and you only in your interview. There was an entire entourage in front of you, you insignificant ass, that allowed you your prowess that will finance you future.

    Everyone in Texas knows you signed autographs for money and that you drive a Lexus and live in a four bedroom apartment in Bryan/College Station. Everyone knows that you do not have to fly with the Aggie football team or ride the bus because the Alumni provide personal planes and limos for your rides. You could, and probably will be, one of the greats..unless your line “forgets” to block and you get your ass creamed a couple of times…but that probably won’t happen because they are part of a team.

    So, from ONE TEXAN to another……you have managed, among your other achievements, to move the POTUS to the second string of arrogance and ego. AND THAT TOOK SOME DOING!!!!!

  14. PeterB in Indianapolis says:
    • good idea…along with the 7 other family members who attended or graduated from there. Heard this rant at 5 this morning..not a good start to the day!

      • Professor Penn, is a “Native American”. His photo looks of course more white European than native but what the heck.

        As an aside, was watching an interesting “Discovery” program a few weeks back wherein the Eastern Tribes(Cherokee, Creek, Seminole) of Native Americans, when DNA tested contain high concentrations of European Genes. Well of course you say, those damn white rapists were at it in the 1700’s and 1800’s! But, low and behold, those DNA markers go back thousands of years.

        As Andy Rooney used to say, “Did you ever wonder why……Many 18th century photographs of American Indians show Asian features and an equal number tend to show European features?” There is now apparently a test you can take and pay for, that costs about $ 200 which will give you an in depth analysis of your genetic background. I am seriously considering taking it (if I can locate it again on the internet). I am pretty damn sure that legally this will provide me with enough evidence to get my grandchildren special consideration as minorities.

  15. Seems I mentioned that Hasan was not going to like Leavenworth…..his beard has been forcibly shaved and he will remain that way.

  16. Just A Citizen says:

    I got to watch the last part of the Press Conference Mr. Obama attended in Sweden this morning. Boy that guy sure knows how to run out the clock.

    One reporters questions took about 20 minutes to answer. So long that the facilitator announced the meeting was over when Mr. O finished.

    To the credit of my distant cousin, the Prime Minister of Sweden overrode the facilitator in order to answer the question that was asked of him by the same reporter.

    Oh, did I mention Mr. O poking fun at the young woman reporter for asking “four” questions. Yet the camera kept going to her to show her “admiring” face as Mr. O spoke. She looked like some teeny bobber in the presence of some rock star.

    And of course, if you missed it, Mr. O did not draw a RED LINE. Apparently it was the World and Congress that did that.

    Now in the spirit of fairness, Mr. O did get around to raising a VALID and TIMELY question.

    If the world is going to OUTLAW the use of Chem weapons then how and why can it sit around and let the use of Chem Weapons go without punishment. He is trying to use the same political pressure on the world he has used against Congress and the Republicans.

    Only problem is the rest of the World would have to give a shit what he thinks to really be concerned. I’m not sure they really give a shit what the USA thinks about much of anything these days.

    • And, we’d have to know who used them. They have zero credibility for telling the truth so their absolute, over-the-top assurances that they know, ring hollow.

  17. Seems like a majority of Americans oppose military action in Syria, but our elected representatives are poised to impose their will on us and start another war. Wonder if RP will filibusterer?

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/57668

    • Just A Citizen says:

      LOI

      NO!

      He has already said as much.

      • Tnks, hadn’t heard & had seen some wondering/urging him to make a stand. Could make or break a presidential candidate.

        • Just A Citizen says:

          LOI

          He stated that he and a few others might delay the vote for a day but not much longer and in the end the Senate would approve it. He also said he would organize the opposition as best he can but the ONLY hope to derail the authorization is in the HOUSE.

          He is speaking the TRUTH unfortunately.

          If the House passes something then I think it would go to conference where the “Committee” gets to work our the final wording. Which means McCain will have another shot at Regime Change language.

          So the HOUSE must NOT PASS ANYTHING, in my humble opinion.

        • Just A Citizen says:

          LOI

          In case you had not heard, Rand Paul offered an amendment that would have specifically stated that if the President moves WITHOUT FULL Congressional support he would be VIOLATING the Constitution and War Powers Act.

          The Senate Committee voted to TABLE his amendment. Rubio voted in favor of tabling the amendment along with McCain and several Dems.

          We are LOST and SCREWED.

  18. I think this about says it all..

  19. 🙂

    Dennis Miller
    We have GOT to be the only country that sends out “Save the Date” attack cards.

    Krauthammer on Sending a Message to the Assad Regime Through Military Force: ‘Send a Text: It’s Less Expensive’

    • No, I live east of Sacramento near Sutter’s Mill State Park (Coloma, CA). Might be a good place to move if it happens. I would vote for El Dorado Co. to join them.

  20. A little Weiner for your entertainment (would that make it a cocktail weiner? In some bar-b-que sauce?)

    http://freebeacon.com/weiner-erupts-at-jewish-voter/

  21. D13 – So what’s your take on Syria. Such an urgent matter that we can’t even use regular rules? Why now? Supposedly Assad’s been killing for a long time.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09/04/senate-breaks-own-rules-in-rush-to-vote-on-syria-war.html

    • Kathy…a run away government can do anything it wants. Assad has been killing people for ages. He is a despot…we liked him at one time. It is a civil war….we have no business there. I do not care about chemical weapons used on his own people. It is not our nor the world’s responsibility to interfere in internal struggles. We will never learn.

      The reason that other Arab states are willing to pay is because the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Queda are threats to their empires. This administration is so stupid that it is supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and even Al Queda. They claim otherwise but it is folly.

      That part of the world is a no win situation. Want to kill it? Simply exploit our own oil reserves and stop buying their oil. Things will change overnight. Become self sufficient and get out. We do not need them.

  22. Just A Citizen says:
  23. Kerry: Arab countries offered to pay for invasion

    Secretary of State John Kerry said at Wednesday’s hearing that Arab counties have offered to pay for the entirety of unseating President Bashar al-Assad if the United States took the lead militarily.

    “With respect to Arab countries offering to bear costs and to assess, the answer is profoundly yes,” Kerry said. “They have. That offer is on the table.”

    Asked by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) about how much those countries would contribute, Kerry said they have offered to pay for all of a full invasion.

    “In fact, some of them have said that if the United States is prepared to go do the whole thing the way we’ve done it previously in other places, they’ll carry that cost,” Kerry said. “That’s how dedicated they are at this. That’s not in the cards, and nobody’s talking about it, but they’re talking in serious ways about getting this done.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics-live/liveblog/the-houses-syria-hearing-live-updates/#e68f139f-e012-476c-876e-2467ba30e5e3

    Hmmm-So these Arabs, of which he speaks-want this done so much they are willing to pay for it to be done. I’d say it’s about time, if they want it done-They do it their selves!!!!

    • So we become a bunch of mercenaries.

      • Just A Citizen says:

        Become??????

        You mean BECAME don’t ya?

        • “The United States, as the world knows, will never start a war.We do not want a war, we do not now expect a war. This generation of Americans-has already had enough, more than enough-of war and hate and oppression.”

          John Fitzgerald Kennedy, American University 1963

          I guess that generation is now long gone. The typical hubris of the United States in Modern Times will now, safely, for the sole purpose of covering the president’s personal honor, no matter how wrong that man is, invade another country which has done us no harm. We will now attack because possibly the government of that country pushed to extremes by the false hopes promised to radicals within that country by our country may have responded to the emergency with weapons we don’t like. Would I ask, Secretary Kerry have preferred napalm. We have a track record with that weapon.

          http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/06/the-historic-napalm-girl-pulitzer-image-marks-its-40th-anniversary/

      • Temp Help

  24. It is now being reported that up to 10,000 Syrians have left the country per day because of US threats! Who is responsible for this? I know Kerry can afford to house them but will he? When they get sick, die in car crashes or run out of food and medical supplies on whose conscience will this fall?

    That thing I read last week about how we squandered all the Arab good will we gained in ’56 telling the Brits and French to pull out of the Suez then sending troops into a nascent civil war in Lebanon in ’59 has taught us nothing. They all hate us. If I were them I would too!

  25. Cartoon found at John Lott explains Obama’s Syria policy…

    http://www.politico.com/wuerker/2013/09/september-2013/001278-018239.html?ml=wu

  26. Just A Citizen says:
  27. Oh, Kathy!!!

    Michigan State University professor William Penn won’t be teaching at the university this semester.
    Penn has been reassigned by the university after making controversial comments in one of his classes earlier this week

    Read more: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/VIDEO-Michigan-State-University-professor-reassigned-after-anti-republican-comments-in-class#ixzz2e3LRi9s4

  28. The Rides … Beneduce Vineyards … Syria … STEVIE E!!!!
    http://temporaryknucksline.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-rides-beneduce-vineyards-syria_5.html

  29. gmanfortruth says:

    We have a crisp 39 degrees this morning! Fall is around the corner, the NFL is starting back up and hunting season starts in less than a month. Congress is having a fake debate over Syria, which, based on thoses against it, there should not be any attack. So the questions remain:

    Will Congress vote yea or nay ?
    Will Obama do it anyway if it’s a nay vote?

    Obama is a disaster as President, it’s worse than watching the Bong Show!

  30. gmanfortruth says:
  31. I am on Bernie Sanders E-mail list from a letter I wrote a couple of years ago. This morning I was “polled”. Attached are the results of that poll.

    http://www.sanders.senate.gov/polls/index.cfm

    Hard to believe I am in the majority on anything.

  32. Another line drawn….Iran orders Shiites to attack All American interests in Iraq if there is any military attack on Syria….Russia’s Putin tells Obama that “Russia will come to Syria’s aid”….

    Game…set…match……!

    • What did the man expect to happen. He wants to swat a hornets nest. Thinks he can call it something besides a war and act like he’s just a daddy spanking his disobedient child.

      • Remember this is the president the world wanted and cheered for in 2008. They gave him a peace prize for being so great. Many of us knew he wasn’t qualified back then but the lemmings followed him to the cliff anyway with the help of a compliant media. The world sees him for what he is now and will take full advantage. There are several in Congress who will put the prestige of this president above the well being of the country. I hope they are in the minority.

  33. Doctors Tell Mom to Abort “Brain Dead” Baby, Mom Sues After Delivering Healthy Child

    by Steven Ertelt | London, England | LifeNews.com | 9/5/13 10:34 AM

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    A mother in England is filing suit against a hospital where doctors told her she should have an abortion of her supposedly “brain dead” unborn baby. Sarah Hagan is now suing City Hospitals Sunderland after giving birth to a healthy child.

    Hagan says that, after a 24-week ultrasound scan of her unborn baby, doctors told her that her son Aaron was “brain dead,” had just one eye and no chance of survival.

    The mother of two says physicians adviser her to take an abortion drug, even though the mifepristone abortion pill is only authorized to be used to destroy the life of an unborn baby much earlier in pregnancy.

    When the abortion drug didn’t work, another doctor informed Hagan her baby needed to be delivered immediately and she gave birth to Aaron, who was born at 1lb 7oz with both eyes and healthy other than the fact that he was born prematurely — which has left him with chronic lung problems he wouldn’t have had otherwise. Now Aaron is 15 months old and Hagan is taking legal action.

    The London Daily Mail newspaper has more:

    CLICK LIKE IF YOU’RE PRO-LIFE!

    Now, the mother of two, along with partner Darren Perry, 25, has begun legal proceedings against City Hospitals Sunderland, after claiming she was told her baby’s brain had not formed properly, her only option was a termination and that her child could be born with one eye.

    As a result of being born so early, Ms Hagan says Aaron, now 15-months-old, has suffered a catalogue of health problems including chronic lung issues and a cyst on the brain.

    She said: ‘If I had been allowed to go longer into the pregnancy, I am sure he wouldn’t have had any of these problems.

    “Now, despite being told he was brain dead, Aaron’s brain is on par with any other baby of his age.

    ‘Despite what they said, he was born breathing and kicking. When I look at him now, I can’t believe what almost happened because someone made a presumption from a scan.

    ‘I just want other mothers to know my story so that nothing like this happens again.’

    http://www.lifenews.com/2013/09/05/doctors-tell-mom-to-abort-brain-dead-baby-mom-sues-after-delivering-healthy-child/

    Me oh My-look what happens when society expects doctors to play God-What is a poor doctor to do!

  34. Well finally, we have the answer to where this all started. This is where I’m putting the blame. I’d almost forgotten about this.

    http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/09/06/flashback-pelosis-syria-visit-sparks-criticism-bungled-shuttle-diplomacy

  35. To continue JAC – I wonder how much health care you could buy for $2.2 mil?

    http://freebeacon.com/feds-spending-2-2-million-to-study-lesbian-obesity/

  36. So a question about this Stewart clip. Watch both if you are interested in more Weiner humor, but it is in the first that I have a real question about. He’s showing a debate with candidates for the mayor of NYC – pretty big job. Are the questions being asked real or are these part of Stewart’s set-up? They seem real, and yet are so stupid. Yet that describes so much lately – real but stupid. Any idea?

    http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/09/06/jon-stewart-delivers-one-last-epic-annihilation-anthony-weiner

    • Real.

      And agreed – shameful fluff questions.

      This is why I love Stewart: he loves to call everyone – everyone – on their BS.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      Kathy

      The questions were REAL.

      Perhaps our resident New York folks would like to comment on the absolute “brilliance” of their media.

      On the other hand, maybe they were interviewing for POTUS debate moderators. Not such a far advancement from those to “do you support birth control?”

      • “Our” media is every bit as dumb as “your” media.. just with higher production values.

        The real issue this: Media platform A asks nice easy softball questions, media platform B asks serious hard-hitting questions.

        Media Platform A: What should be done about poverty in outer burroughs? Please be specific and realistic or we will call you on it and demand real answers.
        Candidate: Well, it’s a complicated question. Obviously we can’t just deport all the unemployed people to Texarkana. We need to […] and then we should really consider […] after which we might begin to see some real progress. Now, I should point out that […] and even if it does work, it will be slow and […]. Then, again, we also have to consider the potential downsides and risks, for example […] and […]. So, as mayor, I hope to begin putting into place a process […] and then make a legislative proposal to […] which might result in […] within the next few years.

        Media Platform B: Do you like kittens? How about puppies?
        Candidate: I love kittens AND puppies!

        —-

        So here’s what just happened. half the audience fell during Media Platform A’s debate. The nuanced answers were snipped and selectively edited by the candidate’s opponent and used in attack adds. For the candidate: lots of downside, negligible upside. Next election cycle, everyone is going to decline the invite to that company’s debate. So, now that everyone else has a “debate” and B is eating their lunch in the ratings (read: advertising revenue) game, A decides to start throwing softballs as well. And the citizens bear ultimate responsibility because they fair to hold anyone accountable or demand real debates. Sure, they gripe a little bit, but they won’t watch the debates themselves, so who is really at fault here?

        When a drug dealer is selling pot, is it his fault for meeting demand or the customers’ for creating the demand?

        • It is ALWAYS………without a doubt in my feeble mind…..the fault of the demand.

        • gmanfortruth says:

          Mathius, Pot should be legalized (and I don’t smoke it). The MSM are full of shit, all the time, including FOX. We, the people, have lost control of our government. I dare anyone to dispute this fact (yes, a challenge has been offered). Besides that, I like DPM! 🙂

          • thedreadpiratemathius says:

            You are mistaken

            We, the people, have lost control of our government. I dare anyone to dispute this fact

            Implied in this sentence is the assertion that we once had control over our government. As this has never – ever – been the case, the above is wrong since you cannot “lose” what you never had.

            Pot should be legalized (and I don’t smoke it)

            Pot is legal. It is the government’s prohibition and prosecution of its producers/users which is illegal.

            The MSM are full of shit, all the time, including FOX.

            Well, you’ve got me there..

        • ” When a drug dealer is selling pot, is it his fault for meeting demand or the customers’ for creating the demand? ”

          Operative word “fault”

          The mutually agreeable free and beneficial exchange between two people is not something that is about “fault”

          If anyone is at “fault”, it is those who use a gun to stick their nose in others’ business.

          • thedreadpiratemathius says:

            Agreed.

            I think what he meant, though you’d have to ask him, is that – insofar as “drug use” might conceivable be, on balance, harmful – the harmful downstream results of a drug purchase and subsequent use should not be “blamed” on the seller but rather the purchaser.

            It was simply a metaphor for shitty news reporting / shitty news consumption, not meant to be a statement on the morality of buying/selling/use of drugs which, I happen to know, he considers perfectly fine.

  37. Just A Citizen says:

    d13thecolonel

    Good morning Sir.

    Who thought some New England YANKEE would be able to sum up your thoughts on a certain Aggie player so well.

    http://t.foxsports.msn.com/nfl/tom-bradys-blunt-advice-for-johnny-manziel

    • He’s a midwesterner at heart – that “great” state of Michigan!

      • Back that up! Don’t put him on me..everything I see says he never left Texas! Go Green!

        • Just A Citizen says:

          Anita

          I think she was referring to Tom Brady! As in he is NOT a New England Yankee but a mideasterner with those great mideastern values.

          • You got it JAC – geez, the woman doesn’t even recognize a sideways compliment!

            BTW – that would be a midwesterner. Don’t want anything to do with the mess that is the mideast!

            • Just A Citizen says:

              Sorry my dear but from where I stand ya’ll come from the mid eastern part of the country.

              The mid west, for the record would be Nevada, Utah and Colorado.

              • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Census_Regions_and_Division_of_the_United_States.svg

                The original definition of the Midwest I believe was the old NW Territory plus the 3 northern stated on the west bank of the Mississippi. Beyond those states was the Great Plains states leading up to the foothills of the Rockies. Now it appears the Midwest includes the 4 states bordering the 3 river states with everything beyond labeled the West. Basically, the Midwest is the fly over plains beginning at Pittsburgh and going to the foothills of the Rockies. Now from a western perspective, everything east of the Mississippi is the east.

                I have lived in rural IL, central PA, the D.C. area, outside Boston, NJ, and now rural N. Calif. Once you get far enough away from the big cities, the thought patterns and behavior of the residents are more “Midwestern” in all these regions. In the D.C., Boston and NJ areas, I always felt like a criminal when doing business in a store. No one trusted anyone. In IL, central PA, and rural CA, the attitudes are much friendlier.

            • Okaaay..Okaaaay..I thought we were talking about the brat from A&M. I’ll claim Brady. He was humble enough at Michigan.

              I’m with Kathy on the midwest though. I’m WEST of the east coast and WEST of Detroit..I’m from the midwest. I don’t want anything to do with east…don’t even need to look that way on a map 🙂

    • Most Texicans are not happy with Texas A&M. The Aggie coach tried to bench him but pressure from the alumni and the SEC….intervened. He was actually going to sit out two games, including the Alabama game…….you will be surprised at how many Texans are going to pull for Alabama. This type of behaviour is inexcusable.

      • gmanfortruth says:

        I like Johnny M! Damn good athlete. he will learn to shut his mouth (and hands) in due time. I will say that I doubt he’ll make it in the NFL, enjoy his work now!

  38. Obama offers Russia oil for support deal…..Putin shows the highway.

  39. So they still have boots on his neck. What a foolish man; clear your soul and come clean with EVERYTHING as they will never quit pulling you in for crap like this when they need to.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/petraeus-calls-on-congress-to-back-white-house-on-syria-96413.html

  40. I have tried to post a link to this twice. Must be falling through the cracks or else there is a conspiracy at work.

    Following the bread crumb trail of FEMA orders, retired State Senator Sheldon R. Songstad of South Dakota State issued an “Emergency Fema Region 3 Alert!!!,” on August 13th.

    Region three is comprised of; Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

    Songstad’s research turned up some very interesting facts. Each item on its own could go unnoticed, but the collective facts may be worthy of your attention and scrutiny. The U.S. government appears to be preparing for a major event. It appears that this event is being staged for approximately Oct. 1st. Let’s look at the numbers and dates.

    UN Peacekeepers began training the 4th week of July and will complete their nine week training by October 1st. They are learning English, as well as US weapon systems and Urban Warfare training.

    How many troops are training? 386,000 troops!

    The Center of Disease Control ordered $11 million worth of antibiotics. Where are they going? FEMA Region lll. When are they due? October 1st. This coupled with the fact that the World Health Organization held an emergency meeting, its second such meeting in its history, to discuss MERS Coronavirus. This is quite unsettling. The WHO determined that a vaccine MUST be in place by October 1st.

    Periodic testing of GPS and Communications satellites is normal, but coordinating their testing for the first time, with a testing date of September 29th, is noteworthy.

    All DHS agents MUST now qualify with sidearm, shotgun and AR 15’s by September 28th. Less lethal qualifications are not mentioned. Has one eye brow raised? The DHS will receive 2800 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAP’s) that must be delivered by October 1st.

    All National Guard units will complete their annual two week training in riot control and disaster assistance. All units MUST have their training complete by September 30th. However, the Eastern-based Coast Guard units will not be performing their usual training in the Gulf, this year they will be trained in Virginia and Delaware for 10 days beginning September 26th.

    Coincidently, the Emergency Broadcast System will begin daily testing beginning on September 25th thru October 2nd. All of this kind of reminds me of the bomb sniffing dogs being trained at the Boston Marathon for the first time ever.

    FEMA purchase orders deserve a little attention too. They ordered over $14.2 million for MREs and heater meals and 22 million pouches of emergency water, to be delivered to Region III by October 1st. An additional order of $13.6 million worth of MRE’s and heater meals will be delivered to Austin by October 1st.

    Our U.S. military will not be permitted leave from September 28th thru November 5th. NORCOMM’s yearly training for civil unrest is suspended until September 27th. To be performed in northeast coastal areas. Date for release of QE3 report has been moved to October 16th.

    Over 300 school systems will be issued a 3 day emergency kit for each student in September.

    The retired Senator’s national preparedness research was sparked by a comment Donald Trump made during a recent appearance on Fox News’ “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.” Songstad included a video version of his findings with his notice. His video is going viral.

    How concerned should we be? Or perhaps the question is….How prepared should we be? Perhaps the answer is……Better prepared than the government.

    • gmanfortruth says:

      T-Ray, your going to be labeled a conspiracy theorist with posts like these 🙂 The issue of Anti-biotics makes this hard to believe, since diseases can’t be contained in any one region. This could be for other reasons than disease (or for a controlled attack in the water systems). I wouldn’t want to be near a big city right now.

    • You forgot this one:

      An electrical grid joint drill simulation is being planned in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Thousands of utility workers, FBI agents, anti-terrorism experts, governmental agencies, and more than 150 private businesses are involved in the November power grid drill.
      http://www.offthegridnews.com/2013/08/28/power-grid-down-drill-to-be-conducted-by-us-government/

    • All is hell is slowly but surely breaking loose, and they know it.

      The new tower of babel is about to get smashed to bits. We are on the brink, and they’re preparing for absolute total chaos.

      I recommend everyone try to be reasonable and keep an open mind. Do the right thing, and look out for your fellow man.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      Just want to point out that many of the things involving delivery of goods/services as well as major efforts involving employees is easily explained by the fact that Sept 30 is the END OF THE FISCAL YEAR and Congress has NOT YET passed a continuing resolution.

  41. It is amazing….the silence of the Obama supporters.

    • Why is the use of Sarin…”drawing a line”….. And the systematic murder of over 100000 not a problem?

      • As if bombing the civilians in Syria over the (asserted) use of chemical weapons by its government solves the problem of killing of civilians.

        I guess killing Syrian civilians with US weapons is better way to die then Syrians killed by Syrian weapons … in the sick mind of a Statist.

        • I have come to that conclusion myself.

          In the scheme of assholes, this guy was not so bad. Nasty, brutish and surely a killer, he paled in comparison to other guys more nasty and brutish. The support given the “freedom fighters” by the west has enabled a war to continue long past its prime with the attendant collateral damage. .

          For those who wonder, did the “freedom fighters’ do it, I posit, If they were already losing, which multiple reports indicated they were, exactly what did they have to lose by unleashing nerve gas and blaming Assad? Gave them a life extension.

          In 1956, the Hungarians rose up in armed revolt against the Soviets. I was 9 or 10. They rose up because the West, particularly Uncle Sugar had led them to believe we would support them. I wonder what form their revolt would have taken had they known we would do nothing?

        • gmanfortruth says:

          And the Liar N Chief is still going to try and sell this mess to the people. Chris Mathews will get a tingle up his leg, but I won’t be wasting my time listening to our National Embarassment.

        • In the sick mind of a statist put in power by capitalists. 🙂

          • gmanfortruth says:

            The low info voters that elected Obama can’t even spell Capitalism 🙂

          • You never learn.

            Not capitalists, Charlie

            Mercantilist.

            Capitalists abhor Statists – Mercantilists love Statists

            • You never learn, BF … mercantalists were born from capitalists … everything is born of greed (why you love Ayn Rand so much) … some get over it and accept that life requires sharing for the greater good … others (YOU) believe you can rule the world via self interest … so you create governments to ensure your power (all the while beefing about what you created) … and your government throws bones to the masses when it has to (to stave off revolution when it can) … and if you start over tomorrow morning with absolutely zero government and a truly free market, not only would it collapse over night, it would recreate the very same set of circumstances it has now … mercantilism … and government protected capitalism … or do you REALLY believe this government is by the people/for the people? It’s for the 1% … always has been/always will be … and capitalists couldn’t have it any other way or the system would collapse in a heartbeat. 🙂

  42. China sending warship to Syrian coast
    posted at 11:01 am on September 8, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

    We spend a lot of time debating the domestic ramifications of President Obama’s handling – to use the word loosely – of the situation in Syria, ranging from political fallout to impacts on upcoming elections. But it’s a big world out there and other countries have taken a keen interest in the subject. You can now bump up the level of engagement that China has in this mess, as they have dispatched a warship of their own to the party.

    China has reportedly sent warships to the coast of Syria to “observe” the actions of US and Russian ships as tensions build in preparation for a potential military strike on Syria which could come as soon as next week.

    According to the Russian news outlet Telegrafist.org, the People’s Liberation Army dispatched the Jinggangshan amphibious dock landing ship and the vessel was seen passing through the Red Sea towards the Suez Canal, the waterway in Egypt that leads to the Mediterranean Sea and waters off the coast of Israel, Lebanon and Syria.

    It may be for “observation” purposes, but this is no Carnival cruise ship. Launched in 2011, the Jinggangshan was built for action.

    China has launched its largest amphibious dock landing warship, the 19,000 metric ton Jinggangshan, in Shanghai.

    The 689-foot-long warship can carry 1,000 soldiers, helicopters, armored fighting vehicles, boats and landing craft, a report in the China Daily said.

    The vessel is the second Type 071 dock landing ship built by Shanghai’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding.

    In addition to the troop and chopper carrying capabilities, the ship has a number of conventional guns. This comes on the heels of news that Russia already dispatched ships to the region this week, so it’s starting to get a little crowded out there. I was watching Fox and Friends this morning – where I first saw the story – and there were some probably hyperbolic comparisons being made to 1914, but it does make one wonder. Over the past two decades, when the United States has decided to launch any sort of air strikes from mobile / naval platforms, it was just taken as a given that we could do it. And our targets generally don’t have much in the way of sea power to challenge elements of the most powerful navy on the planet. But the Russians and the Chinese have considerable forces as well.

    This leaves two potential areas for trouble. What if the Russians and / or the Chinese decided to respond to a strike by us with a military option? They’ve got the resources in place – though it still sounds unlikely in the extreme – so Obama has to be taking that into account. The other problem for the President, though, seems to come from the much more likely possibility that he won’t muster any support at home and our ships turn around and leave the area without striking. How bad of an international debacle does that turn out to be when we have ships in place, the Russians and Chinese show up, and we turn tail and leave? It wouldn’t be the reality of what happened, but that’s how it could easily be spun on the international stage. The last standing superpower on the planet comes to a showdown on the ocean and walks away… it’s not a pretty picture.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2013/09/08/china-sending-warship-to-syrian-coast/

  43. Been worrying about you VH. Is your thumb better? You haven’t been feisty in a while..just doesn’t seem right 😉

    • I appreciate your concern 🙂 but I’m fine. My thumb is better just can’t bend the first joint which makes things a little weird but still doable. I’ve just been real busy and can’t really post during the day. Plus, I know very little when it comes to foreign policy so I tend to be quiet and listen more when it is the topic. Hope you are doing okay too.

      • Fair enough. Everything is good here…nice cool nights make for nice bonfires..does the soul good. Cheers!

  44. Activists: Syrian rebels take Christian village
    AP News | Sep 08, 2013
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    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Rebels including al-Qaida-linked fighters gained control of a Christian village northeast of the capital Damascus, Syrian activists said Sunday. Government media provided a dramatically different account of the battle suggesting regime forces were winning.

    It was impossible to independently verify the reports from Maaloula, a scenic mountain community known for being one of the few places in the world where residents still speak the ancient Middle Eastern language of Aramaic. The village is on a UNESCO list of tentative world heritage sites.

    The rebel advance into the area this week was spearheaded by Jabhat al-Nusra, or the Nusra Front, exacerbating fears among Syrians and religious minorities about the role played by Islamic extremists within the rebel ranks.

    It was not immediately clear why the army couldn’t sufficiently reinforce its troops to prevent the rebel advance in the area some 45 kilometers (25 miles) from Damascus. Some activists say that Assad’s forces are stretched thin, fighting in other areas in the north and south of the country.

    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdul-Rahman, said Jabhat al-Nusra backed by another group, the Qalamon Liberation Front, moved into the village after heavy clashes with the army late Saturday. He said around 1,500 rebels are inside the town.

    “The army pulled back to the outskirts of the village and both (rebel groups) are in total control of Maaloula now,” Abdul-Rahman said.

    He said pro-government fighters remain inside the village, in hiding.

    Initially, troops loyal to President Bashar Assad moved into Maaloula early Saturday, he said, “but they left when rebels started pouring into the village.” Now, Abdul-Rahman said, the army is surrounding the village and controlling its entrances and exits.

    A Maaloula resident said the rebels, many of them sporting beards and shouting God is great, attacked Christian homes and churches shortly after moving into the village overnight.

    “They shot and killed people. I heard gunshots and then I saw three bodies lying in the middle of a street in the old quarters of the village,” said the resident, reached by telephone from neighboring Jordan. “So many people fled the village for safety.”

    Now, Maaloula “is a ghost town. Where is President Obama to see what befallen on us?” asked the man.

    Another resident who fled the village of 3,000 inhabitants earlier in the day said in a telephone interview that Assad’s forces deployed on the outskirts of the village, while gunmen inside refused to allow anybody in.

    He said the gunmen declined to allow fleeing people to take five dead bodies out of the village with them.

    He said one of the churches, called Demyanos, had been torched and that gunmen stormed into two other churches and robbed them.

    Most of the gunmen are foreigners, he said, adding that he heard different dialects, mainly of Tunisians, Libyans, Moroccans and Chechens.

    Another resident, a Christian man, said he saw militants forcing some Christian residents to convert to Islam. “I saw the militants grabbing five villagers Wednesday and threatening them (saying): ‘Either you convert to Islam, or you will be beheaded,'” he said.

    The two other residents said they heard about the conversions, but did not see them. All three spoke on condition of anonymity out of fears of retaliation. A Christian woman who spoke to the AP on Thursday also said there were reports that militants threatened villagers with death if they did not convert.

    Syria’s state SANA news agency said the army reported “progress” in its offensive against the rebels in Maaloula. “The army inflicted heavy losses in the ranks of the terrorists,” it said, using a government term to describe the rebels.

    “Military operations are continuing in the vicinity of Maaloula and its entrances,” SANA said.

    State-run TV reported that all churches in Maaloula were now safe and the army was chasing gunmen in the western hills.

    The development came as President Barack Obama’s administration pressed ahead with efforts to win congressional backing and international support for military strikes against Syria over an alleged chemical attack in August outside Damascus.

    The U.S. says Assad’s forces fired rockets loaded with the nerve agent sarin on rebel-held areas near the capital before dawn on Aug. 21, killing at least 1,429 people. Other estimates put the death toll from the attack at more than 500.

    Back in Washington after a trip to Europe that included a two-day visit to Russia to attend a Group of 20 summit, Obama will intensify his efforts to sell a skeptical Congress and a war-weary American public on a military strike against Syria.

    A passionate debate is already underway in Congress and the administration’s lobbying campaign culminates Tuesday, as Obama gives an Oval Office speech the evening before a critical vote on the possible Syria action is expected in the Senate.

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius questioned in a television interview Sunday Assad’s willingness for a political solution to the Syrian crisis.

    “No one is for war,” Fabius told France 3 TV. “The question we ask is if we want to get to a political resolution, will Bashar Assad accept if nothing is done? My opinion is no. There has to be a firm response to push toward a political negotiation.”

    Fabius said that a military intervention didn’t require every country to be behind it. He said: “We must be vigilant against barbarity.”

    http://townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2013/09/08/syria-alqaida-rebels-control-christian-village-n1694334

    “We must be vigilant against barbarity.”
    Someones gonna have to define barbarity to me-I’m having a hard time deciding who , if not both, are being barbaric.NOt to mention what is truth and what is not. But I’m very sure we shouldn’t be sending weapons to any of these people.

  45. The POTUS bypasses congress yet again…..signing two new executive orders on gun control…….nobody is going to pay attention to them anyway…..but he is still trying. Texas gun store owners are just laughing and say……you come and enforce it, bucko!

  46. Just A Citizen says:

    College football shout out to:

    Michigan…………. Love to see those Leprechauns embarrassed AGAIN. Hopefully this will end anymore discussion of them playing Alabama at the end of the year.

    BYU…………… Poor Longhorns, apparently they are STILL rebuilding.

    Portland State……………. They lost but another Big Sky team came within a hair of knocking off a PAC 12 team.

    Washington State……….. Those Cougs got the job done against USC in one of the ugliest games of Offense I have seen in years. I can wear my WSU hat around town with a little swagger this weak. Nothing like poking the local Ducks and Beavers in the eye…..bwahahahahaha

    • Nope to the Longhorns…….(someone needs to put an anchor on number 4 for BYU) that guy was phenomenal. However, it is the defensive coordinator…..and he got canned yesterday.

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