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    • On Whiplash!, Technomad said:
      Part of the problem was lackluster Republican opposition---both times, up against the Kwizatch Haderach (a Dune reference, for those not familiar) they couldn't think of anything better to do than to run a "suit." Suits are not popular these days, what with the economy. I'd have liked to see them run Alan Keys or Herman Cain (and, for the record, I'm rather suspicious of that phony scandal that knocked him out of the race for the nomination---it came from Chicago, and who has lots of connections in the Windy City?) if only to watch the MSM's heads asplode. They'd spazz out like an evil computer intelligence when Captain Kirk gets to talking to it..."error...error...unable to process...BZZZZT!" Another part of the problem was the fanatical MSM support that the Chosen One gets. He could shoot a man in the back just to watch him die, and they'd rhapsodize about how wonderful he was, and it was all because of slavery, Jim Crow, and Dubya-the-Antichrist. Ever since FDR, and especially ever since JFK, the Democrats and news media don't want a candidate to run so much as a person to fall into a squishy long-distance crush on. ...
      Posted Sep 16, 2014
    • On By request: Obama destroys US – Collectivists compare Boosh to Hitler, AlexInCT said:
      Xetov, if it was not for double standards the left wouldn't have any....
      Posted Sep 16, 2014
    • On By request: Obama destroys US – Collectivists compare Boosh to Hitler, Xetrov said:
      Interesting Statistic in regards to Bush v. Obama: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/rich-noyes/2014/09/08/mrc-study-tv-buries-bad-news-obamas-collapsing-polls Just last Thursday, for example, Gallup found Obama’s approval rating at a record low of 38 percent, yet none of the three broadcast networks bothered to mention this on their evening or morning newscasts. Such coverage is in stunning contrast to how those same newscasts relentlessly emphasized polls showing bad news for George W. Bush during the same phase of his presidency. Media Research Center analysts reviewed every reference on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts to public opinion polls from January 1 through August 31, 2014, and from the same time period in 2006. Eight years ago, the networks aired 124 evening news reports which cited public opinion polls about either President Bush’s overall approval rating or his handling of specific policies. In 2014, those same broadcasts produced only nine reports which mentioned public opinion surveys related to President Obama. In Bush’s case, the networks routinely highlighted his falling approval ratings to illustrate his political weakness, and regularly cited polling data showing public disapproval of policies such as the Iraq war. This year, even as President Obama has suffered his own political meltdown, the networks have spared him from such coverage.
      Posted Sep 16, 2014
    • On A Whole New War, AlexInCT said:
      This has nothing to do with “sympathy” and everything to do with sending messages to one’s enemy, namely, ISIS sending a message to its enemy, the USA In case people don't get the message, remember that in the islamic culture beheadings are the mandated punishment for criminals. The point these douchebags are making is that they consider us all criminals for not believing what they believe in and for refusing to bow down to them. It would be the equivalent of us westerners electrocuting or using lethal injections on them for their crimes. I am NOT justifying their actions: I am pointing out how fucked up they are because they truly believe we are all fucking doomed and criminals. We ignore that little fact at our own expense.
      Posted Sep 16, 2014
    • On A Whole New War, Iconoclast said:
      On the rare occasion that I begin to feel our civilization may be a superior moral accomplishment... "Rare occasion"? This begs the question of how you define "moral accomplishment". You consider video recording yourself beheading an innocent victim to be a "superior moral accomplishment"? Or even an "equal moral accomplishment" to what the West has accomplished? Or are you simply blind to what the West has accomplished? It strikes me that as a war journalist, if you really have to die on the job, you'd want to be a beheading. It seems to be the only way to elicit empathy from American right wingers. Too bad if it is the Syrian army that murders you; no avenging hydrogen bombs for you. You really do have a twisted view of things, don't you? You seem to revel in making utterly inappropriate analogies. There is a world of difference between getting caught in crossfire and having your deliberate, targeted execution video recorded and released to the internet. This has nothing to do with "sympathy" and everything to do with sending messages to one's enemy, namely, ISIS sending a message to its enemy, the USA. But then,...
      Posted Sep 16, 2014
    • On Whiplash!, Seattle Outcast said:
      As the old saying goes, "You get the government you deserve." That's pretty harsh, but hey, he was elected with only a little help from dead people that voted 30 times.....TWICE..... Seriously, we can't do any better than to re-elect that obvious incompetent?
      Posted Sep 15, 2014
    • On NYT admission that democrats are anti-second amendment thugs, Seattle Outcast said:
      I'm building an "assault rifle" in my home right now! It's getting everything except a barrel shroud and a "shoulder thing that goes up", and its functionally equivalent to a stock Ruger 10/22, but LOOKS MEAN AND MILITARY INFLUENCED, so it automatically goes out and shoots infants by itself, or something like that. I'm sure that Pelosi has personally witnessed it leap into the hands of nearby "white supremecist druglord gangbanger," snap in a 400,000,000 round banana clip or belt feed and just begin barking orders to people about who needs to be shot next. When I'm done I'll set it right next to the competition-grade target rifle I built, which is obviously a sniper weapon (used by home-grown anti-government racist terrorists), and then work on a pistol version, or mod my shotgun, or finish putting the competition stock on my 30-06. Obviously, the dept of justice needs to send over a couple of Black Panthers to my house to make sure these violent and racist guns don't fall into the hands of the wrong people.
      Posted Sep 15, 2014
    • On A Whole New War, AlexInCT said:
      I would be more interested to find out whom is giving ISIS/ISIL their marching orders. Remember how desperate the Obama crime syndicate was to start bombing Syria? Well now they are getting to go after whatever group they really wanted to hit again by pretending they are taking action against ISIS/ISIL, in yet another conflict that will grind down people and equipment in our armed forces, with no clear objective or outcome. I also am willing to bet tha as soon as it becomes politically expedient they will throw whatever troops they put in harms way under the bus. Democrats can't be trusted with power (not that republicans do much better, but they are not as corrupt and evil as these democrats truly are). Find out whom this WH really wants t target out there and why. That's the relevant issue at hand.
      Posted Sep 15, 2014
    • On NYT admission that democrats are anti-second amendment thugs, InsipiD said:
      It's crystal clear that libs only hang on to this issue to please their base. Also, it antagonizes their opponents, which they've never been against.
      Posted Sep 15, 2014
    • On NYT admission that democrats are anti-second amendment thugs, Hal_10000 said:
      This has been obvious for twenty years. Assault weapons have always been a tiny part of gun violence. They focused on them because they were scary, not because it would actually do anything.
      Posted Sep 14, 2014
    • On A Whole New War, mrblume said:
      On the rare occasion that I begin to feel our civilization may be a superior moral accomplishment, I can always rely on the comment section in this blog to bring me back to earth. What kills me is the concern for these Muslim-loving journalists. It strikes me that as a war journalist, if you really have to die on the job, you'd want to be a beheading. It seems to be the only way to elicit empathy from American right wingers. Too bad if it is the Syrian army that murders you; no avenging hydrogen bombs for you.
      Posted Sep 14, 2014
    • On By request: Obama destroys US – Collectivists compare Boosh to Hitler, Xetrov said:
      Thanks for posting it, Alex. Just think on the opposite for a second: A teacher gives an assignment asking students for comparisons of Obama to Hitler. Imagine the shit storm that would cause in the media. It would be front page news for a week. Calls of racism, right-wing hatred, moronic tea-party antics, etc. would ring from every corner. You would have calls for the teacher, principal, school superintendent, and school board to be fired (provided they were Republicans). If it happened in a Republican governed state, I have no doubt there would be calls for that Governor's resignation as well. The double-standard in this country is amazing to behold.
      Posted Sep 14, 2014
    • On A Whole New War, hist_ed said:
      "There are a lot of groups that want to attack the United States. We can’t go after all of them. We have to concentrate on the ones that present the greatest threat." Exactly. What groups, in your opinion, are a greater threat than ISIS? They control a nation sized territory, they are flush with cash and have significant oil revenue, they are ideological fanatics that have demonstrated they are willing to die for Allah, they openly declare that their goal is to take as much territory as possible, they have directly threatened the US, they disregard any threat of retaliation from the US, they have members who are US and EU citizens who can travel freely home (do you really think we know every American who has joined up?) and they are recruiting more, they have shown they have a desire for publicity from gruesome acts and they are pissed at us and think we are weak pussies (justifiably so). So really, who is the greater threat?
      Posted Sep 13, 2014
    • On A Whole New War, Section8 said:
      Saudi Arabia. Our “ally”. Yeah I've grown a little tired of those aholes. Anyhow, Obama is not getting much backing from the rest of the world on this. Especially in the ME. I was hoping his strategy would be more of a response that we would supply help, but the rest of the world needs to take charge. Again, they'll sit back and do nothing, then use us an excuse for whatever happens down the road. If the "moderate" Muslim world has at best a muted interest in stopping these guys, then to me there are no victims over there. Not our problem.
      Posted Sep 13, 2014
    • On A Whole New War, Poosh said:
      Once you start blowing them up from the air and using them as rag dolls, they'll no longer be the strong horse, things will calm down. However a lot of damage has already been done, a lot of innocent people and good people have tasted true Islam and are now dead. They've already proved Islam can rise again. And Obama et al seemed to be fully aware this was happening, yet stood back and let it happen. Why? Pure stupidity? Liberalism? Or something else?
      Posted Sep 13, 2014
    • On A Whole New War, Hal_10000 said:
      While ISIS has not demonstrated that they can strike the US, is waiting until they do so to take them seriously really a great plan? There are a lot of groups that want to attack the United States. We can't go after all of them. We have to concentrate on the ones that present the greatest threat. One of the things we should be doing is identifying their financial support-wherever it comes from-and cutting it off. Without cash flow, groups like this usually fall apart and wind up killing each other so we don’t have to. Kind of like the mafia. Saudi Arabia. Our "ally".
      Posted Sep 12, 2014
    • On A Whole New War, West Virginia Rebel said:
      One of the things we should be doing is identifying their financial support-wherever it comes from-and cutting it off. Without cash flow, groups like this usually fall apart and wind up killing each other so we don't have to. Kind of like the mafia. Meanwhile, the original terrorists seem to be out of practice. And, the Army is racist, or something.
      Posted Sep 12, 2014
    • On A Whole New War, hist_ed said:
      Actually, they were in the middle of a Civil War. Ahmad Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance, was assassinated Sept 9th, 2001. While the Taliban controlled the majority of Afghan territory, the Northern Alliance had been fighting for years. Our entire Afghan strategy was predicated on the fact that there was a significant anti-Taliban force to support. While ISIS has not demonstrated that they can strike the US, is waiting until they do so to take them seriously really a great plan?
      Posted Sep 12, 2014
    • On A Whole New War, Hal_10000 said:
      Just like the Taliban/Al Qaeda around August 2001. They were not in the middle of their own civil war and had already demonstrated they could strike in the US (the first bombing). If ISIS wins their civil war, they might become a threat.
      Posted Sep 12, 2014
    • On A Whole New War, Poosh said:
      ISIS have at least showed to the world actual Islam's true face and intentions. Still don't see many of these moderate Muslims in our own populations protesting them ... They won't stop until the world is brought under heel. The whole globe. ISIS, however, seem clumsy and prone to errors. I'm not sure they could garner the competence to carry out the strikes on the West that they desire. ISIS are clearly biting off more than they can chew (surely?) if they go after Russia and Iran at the same time. They're opening up too many fronts.
      Posted Sep 12, 2014
    • On NFL Claims Ignorance of Video. Also Gravity and Spacetime, hist_ed said:
      I am really sick of hearing about this. It is one incident-a rich spoiled guy smacked his wife around. While that is awful behavior and he should be charged (was he?), it happens a lot. The fact that this guy is a football player doesn't matter. I don't think the NFL should do much beyond suspending him Why is it a football league's job to educate us about wife beating? Time to move on.
      Posted Sep 12, 2014
    • On The 13-year-old Desperado, hist_ed said:
      It the bureaucratic drones that are behind this. I am on a couple of teacher sites and the vast majority of teachers hate the cookie cutter standard of doing things. I got in trouble with my boss over the last few years because she didn't think my lesson planning was up to snuff. Spent two years writing plans that were as formulaic as possible. Not a great way to inspire kids. And school policy about unexcused absences is part of rating schools. Many states use attendance numbers as part of a school's grade. A couple of years ago my junior high principal spent several days in the Summer calling parents asking them to retroactively excuse students absences from the previous year ("Remember when Johnny was absent 6 months ago? Can you please excuse that now?"). Because of that effort, my school met its yearly benchmark for progress. Oh and did you know that essentially every school in Washington State is now labelled a failure? Washington is the only state that is out of compliance with Obama's policies, thus we are the only state to...
      Posted Sep 12, 2014
    • On A Whole New War, hist_ed said:
      So resident war monger here. I really think we need to stomp these assholes. Partly because we have no idea if they are a threat. We know that they like killing non-Muslims. We know they are pissed at us because we bombed them. We know that there are hundreds or thousands of European and US passport holders among them. It would be easy for them to send five or ten people to the US, have them buy rifles and then send them to shoot up half a dozen malls all on the same day (or set up as snipers in half a dozen big cities during rush hour). As long as the religious nuts don't care if they die, they can hit us. The other reason we need to we need to hit them hard is that we need to show the world we still can. While our military is not quite as capable as we might hope, it is still by far the most lethal force on the planet. It would be a salutary message to say "Hey you killed two Americans. Now we are going to...
      Posted Sep 12, 2014
    • On A Whole New War, hist_ed said:
      "Despite hysterical claims to the contrary, ISIS is not currently a threat to us." Just like the Taliban/Al Qaeda around August 2001.
      Posted Sep 12, 2014
    • On A Whole New War, Xetrov said:
      Maybe all of this is a stall until after the mid-terms. Bingo. Everything coming out of Washington is an effort towards the midterm at the moment. After the midterm, everything coming out of Washington will be an effort towards 2016. We live in a perpetual election with leaders who make decisions based on getting votes.
      Posted Sep 12, 2014
    • On A Whole New War, Seattle Outcast said:
      We should only be using one resource when dealing with terrorist groups such as ISIS: hydrogen bombs...
      Posted Sep 12, 2014
    • On A Whole New War, TxAg94 said:
      Two things, I keep having this nagging feeling that ISIS is getting help from somewhere else. Perhaps China, perhaps Russia, who knows. It just seems like all these little groups are similar to the various dominoes we said we had to keep upright in the Cold War. Any number of countries, or combination of, could easily be using these militant groups to keep up off balance, unfocused and burning through money and international relationships. Maybe I've been reading spy thrillers too much but something feels organized about the bigger picture of it all. Second, seems like American support for fighting ISIS is high so why won't the President go to Congress? I wonder if it has more to do with both sides of Congress NOT WANTING him to go through them. Maybe all of this is a stall until after the mid-terms.
      Posted Sep 12, 2014
    • On The 13-year-old Desperado, Hal_10000 said:
      BTW: here's video of her playing. I played piano just enough to appreciate how good some people are. She's brilliant at 11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvC2PxSMxNY If I were a principal, I'd must-wrestle an alligator to have her in my school.
      Posted Sep 11, 2014
    • On Obamacare not free, and kills jobs – rehash, Xetrov said:
      Need a post on this, Alex - http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/10/dc-public-schools-homework-assignment-compare-bush/ A D.C. public school gave a sixth grade class a homework assignment that required students to draw comparisons between former President George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler.
      Posted Sep 11, 2014
    • On NFL Claims Ignorance of Video. Also Gravity and Spacetime, Biggie G said:
      Nothing will really happen. The NFL thinks it's the government. There is a scandal, you mete out a small punishment and say the union rules (laws) only allow for that. When it blows up you cut loose a minor functionary. You then fight it for a few weeks until it blows over. The NFL doesn't actually ever change anything. The outrage will die down, Ray Rice will cry on TV and get a new job with another team and we will keep giving them our money, What else are we going to watch, soccer?
      Posted Sep 10, 2014

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