Friday, June 6, 2014

Friday Threefer

THAT'LL BE D-DAY
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Following Barack Hussein Obama's illegal swap of terrorists for an American prisoner who was likely a deserter (and perhaps much worse), there's been a lot of debate about who deserves the title of hero in our country.

There can be no more eloquent answer than recalling the events of D-Day, 70 years ago today, and the heroes there who fought and, in tragically large numbers, died. They changed the world for the better. Made our nation safer. And modeled for us the sort of people we should either be...or at the very least be worthy of their sacrifices.

Barack Obama has gone to Normandy, not to honor those heroes, but for another photo-op. Another chance to pretend that he cares - when his longterm VA scandal shows so clearly that he doesn't.

Hope n' Change believes that by his very presence, this president desecrates the sacred and solemn grounds of Normandy.

SUIT FIRST, ASK QUESTIONS LATER
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The White House is, as always, in full spin mode - currently trying to explain away Susan Rice's idiotic claim that Sgt. Bergdahl "served with honor and distinction" despite deserting his unit in a time of war.

To that end, the White House is now asserting that anyone who voluntarily puts on the uniform of the United States has accomplished all that is necessary to be given the "served with honor and distinction" label to wear a lifetime, no matter what circumstances occur later.

Which makes us think about Nidal Hassan, who voluntarily wore an American uniform before shouting "allahu akbar" and going on a murderous, bloodsoaked rampage at Fort Hood. Still, at least he has the comfort of knowing that besides causing numerous infidel deaths, he also served his commander in chief with "honor and distinction."

And Hope n' Change can't help but wonder: will Hassan continue to rot in jail here in the United States, or will he be bundled with the Blind Sheikh, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, and other jihaddists for Barry's next prisoner swap?

DOCTORING
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So why did the White House have to act super-duper fast to secure the Bergdahl-Terrorists swap without meeting the legal 30-day requirement to inform Congress? Supposedly, it was because they compared two videos (allegedly Charlie the Unicorn, and This Too Shall Pass) and came to the stunning conclusion that Bergdahl's health was in rapid decline and immediate action was called for.

Oddly, they came to this conclusion in December, 2013 - but didn't do anything about it until, by wild coincidence, the VA scandal broke wide open and B. Hussein desperately needed to make a highly-visible gesture of caring about members of the military.

Granted, it seems that it's the Taliban's military that got the best of the deal - but at least Barry cares. And gosh, Bergdahl was really, really, really sick and close to dying. Unless he was erroneously diagnosed (from watching a video, no less) by the same nitwits who declared that the Lockerbie bomber, who killed 259 people on Pan Am Flight 203, was only days away from dying and deserved to be released from prison on humanitarian grounds (which Barry agreed to).

Like the "Gitmo 5," he returned to his homeland and a hero's welcome...and then lived another 3 years, much to the horror of the hundreds of families decimated by his act of terror.

But all of this may be overthinking the issue. B. Hussein doesn't actually care about Bergdahl, Bergdahl's health, or the health of any member of our armed forces. He does care about his poll numbers and his popularity in the Muslim world - and he thought this obscene prisoner swap would help him in both areas.

He couldn't possibly be more wrong.

59 comments:

rickn8or said...

To that end, the White House is now asserting that anyone who voluntarily puts on the uniform of the United States has accomplished all that is necessary to be given the "served with honor and distinction" label to wear a lifetime, no matter what circumstances occur later.

Those of us who wore the uniform know that most of us served with honor, but a very small minority "served with distinction" and we do not care to take away from them with Barry's "everybody gets a trophy" proclamation.

And if these people did server with "honor and distinction" then what is your excuse for treating them like shit today??

TrickyRicky said...

I come back from vacation where I had no internet access, television, or media of any kind. This is what I come home to? WTF? This is like trading the perpetrators of the Bataan Death March to Japan for Tokyo Rose, and giving her a hero's welcome. I honestly don't know how far the rat-eared bastard has to go before the American people start to notice. I hope this has done it.

Cat Whisperer said...

Obama only went because he thought they were honoring the 70th anniversary of “The Longest Gay”

FlyBoy said...

rickn8or- Great comment! I was in Uncle Sam's Canoe Club for 20+ years, and while proud of that, it was hardly "distinct".

Speaking of treating our service members like shit, what has Barry done to spring U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi from a Mexican jail? Could it be that Obummer is waiting to see how this, too can be exploited for political gain?

Maybe Tahmooressi should join a drug cartel offer to kill a few Border Patrol agents....

Colby said...

When I go to the beach with my family, nothing is more disgusting that finding a dog turd in the sand. Well... maybe a used condom trumps the dog turd, but the dog turd is still disgusting. This goes for beaches everywhere, including Normandy. Dog turds in sand = gross.

Speaking of "honoring" people, and dog turds... The First Wookie is in town today at Maya Angelou's funeral. Something about this doesn't add up in my mind either. It's a little too "Jessie Jacksonish."

I have a suggestion for the Vacationer in Chief and his spendthrift wife. If you truly want to honor the Greatest Generation Ever, please resign and go far far away; like maybe Qatar or Yemen. If you truly want to help our sick military personnel, scrap the VA and give them vouchers to go to "real" medical facilities that actually treat people in a timely manner. And Mooch... if you truly are proud to be an American for the first time in your life, then ACT like an American, dammit!

Ted Brist said...

It really does show just how deep and insane the right wing hate for Obama is, and how much "OBAMA BAD! OBAMA BAD!" dominates all right wing minds, that rescuing an American held by Al Quaeda is seen as a bad thing. Like, its just this clear cut - an American being rescued from torture at the hands of Al Quaeda is still not worth Obama looking good.

Frankie said...

"I found a sand dollar, it's as valuable as my leadership."
What, exactly is going to happen week with this bunch of idiots?

Geoff King said...

According to RT news, Vladimir Putin was also in Normandy to commemorate D-Day. Øbama, in his usual childish manner, refused to sit at the same table with him, forcing President Hollande to hold two seperate State Dinners. How statesmanlike of our great leader.
@Ted Brist: Do you ever actually read the news, or do you simply wait for the Administration to tell you what to think? "an American being rescued from torture at the hands of Al Quaeda"? Firstly, it was the Taliban, not Al Qaeda. Secondly, the man was at least a cowardly deserter - at worst a defector. Also, no mention of torture has ever been made. BTW, there is no " u" in Al Qaeda, but there does appear to be a "you" in mindless Øbama supporters.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Ted Brist- Thank you for returning to these pages to share the diamond-bright clarity which can only come from the truly uninformed.

We didn't "rescue" an American, we made a deal for his return. A very, very bad deal in which your president (not mine) illegally released five of the baddest asses in Guantanamo Bay and did nothing to prevent them from returning to the field to kill more Americans.

And you say that Bergdahl was being held by "Al Quaeda." Not only do you not know how to spell Al Qaeda, but apparently you don't even know enough about this story to realize that Bergdahl was being held by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network (and no, that's not a premium cable channel). If you're looking for a story which includes Al Qaeda, maybe it should be about all of the Americans that Obama "rescued" in Benghazi.

You also say that Bergdahl was being tortured, which I hope you'll share with the intelligence agencies because none of them has reported torture to date. But hey, if you want to keep making up details to justify your unwarranted support of Barry, go right ahead. It's not like actual facts are going to drown out the voices in your head anyway.

Summary: Yes, even if Bergdahl turns out to be a total shitstain, the US should have gotten him back. No, we shouldn't have gotten him back under the dangerous and illegal conditions that Obama seized in order to distract from the VA scandal.

Judi King said...

What does a traitor know about serving his country with honor? This POTUS is CLUELESS! Just another example of his daily treason.

Judi King said...

P.S. Ted Brist....you're the one who's insane. !!!!!!

American Cowboy said...

Just read this news story....Badass WWII Veteran Jumps Out Of A Plane To Commemorate D-Day Anniversary.

Mr. Martin modestly says he is no hero. His attitude is exactly what makes one a hero.

IMO the puppet-in-chief giving any kind of speech at this location, or time is an insult to the REAL Americans who fought, were wounded, and the many who died before every reaching the beaches under withering enemy fire.

I wonder what language we would be speaking today, IF the US had a president then, like they do now?

Bruce Bleu said...

lamont knows, the best way to invalidate morale is to hand out complements like M & M's. The deserving ones will be discouraged and the slackers won't try any harder.
Hey, Ted Bris has chimed in with more ignorant lunacy! Hey, Ted... while you've got your head up there, why don't you check yourself for colon polyps! Can you REALLY be that stupid? Does your infatuation with lamont have NO guardrails?

Bruce Bleu said...

lamont knows, the best way to invalidate morale is to hand out complements like M & M's. The deserving ones will be discouraged and the slackers won't try any harder.
Hey, Ted Bris has chimed in with more ignorant lunacy! Hey, Ted... while you've got your head up there, why don't you check yourself for colon polyps! Can you REALLY be that stupid? Does your infatuation with lamont have NO guardrails?

Anonymous said...

"Hope n' Change believes that by his very presence, this president desecrates the sacred and solemn grounds of Normandy."

My thoughts exactly ...

@Ted Brist -

Go to hell.

Anonymous said...

I so wish His O'liness was not at the sacred beaches of Normandy today.

And the current administration has made a mockery of the mockery of pulling the first thing that emanates from their a$$es, usually flatus, to spin an already bad decision into "are you effing kidding me" land!

If the classified report on Bergdahl held any good things the administration could use to justify this clusterf**k they certainly would have been rolling on that since day one. But since the report is sealed as tight as His O'liness' college transcripts and admission records, we all know this piece of crap Bergdahl should have been allowed to continue to "follow his conscience".

And we still have two and half more years of this circus!

Reiuxcat said...

I so wish His O'liness was not at the sacred beaches of Normandy today.

And the current administration has made a mockery of the mockery of pulling the first thing that emanates from their a$$es, usually flatus, to spin an already bad decision into "are you effing kidding me" land!

If the classified report on Bergdahl held any good things the administration could use to justify this clusterf**k they certainly would have been rolling on that since day one. But since the report is sealed as tight as His O'liness' college transcripts and admission records, we all know this piece of crap Bergdahl should have been allowed to continue to "follow his conscience".

And we still have two and half more years of this circus!

John the Econ said...

Remember, to affirmative action liberals like our President, serving "with honor and distinction" basically means "just showing up". Since this has been his personal experience in life, and having this notion reinforced educated by America's most elite institutions, he has no reason to suspect that reality is otherwise.

I can only write this off to the post-modernist trend of defining down of humanity. For example, Obama repeatedly refers to Bergdahl, who is in his later-20's as "a boy". Compare him and his ilk to the 18 to 20-year-old "men" who stormed the beaches at Normandy 70 years ago today. There was no navel-gazing there. They had a job, and they did it.

And those who walked away from that job were shot. 70 years later, Bergdahl will likely get a book deal and an appearance on The View and a regular as an expert for military affairs on MSNBC.

But I have to agree with @Stilton. As absurd as the whole Bergdahl episode is, it does serve as a vital diversion from the critical issue of the day, the VA scandal, which is currently spreading as it's being revealed that more and more VA facilities all over the country also have "secret waiting lists".

So, why is it worth the embarrassment of the Bergdahls to divert attention from the VA? Because the VA is government health care, and a small-scale example of what is awaiting all of us down the path that ObamaCare is taking this nation.

Even many of the most dense of liberals are starting to wake up to this. The reality hit when people started with losing the insurance and doctors that people were promised they could keep, and now they're getting a preview of what awaits them at the hands of faceless bureaucrats.

And I see that Ted is back. Notice that he cannot address any of the issues at hand, so he reverts to the "hate" non-argument. I almost feel sorry for him. I can't imagine feeling so powerless intellectually.

alan markus said...

Speaking on behalf of Ted Brist, thank you rickn8or & Flyboy for your service that allows people like him to go about life with their blissfully ignorant heads up their (or someone else's) asses.

@ Ted Brist - I suggest you watch some "faux news" - will immediately upgrade your status from zero-wit to dim-wit. Watch it long enough, you might even become informed enough to make a coherent comment.

Geoff King said...

According to documents reported on by Fox News, Bergdahl converted to Islam and joined the Jihad in 2010. Also, while supposedly being held captive, Bergdahl was reported to be happily playing soccer with the Haqqani fighters, taking part in AK-47 target practice and being permitted to carry a firearm of his own, laughing frequently and proclaiming “Salaam,” the Arabic word for “peace.”
I would say this activity cancels any claim to being an American citizen he may have. Yes, we should have worked for his return in some manner other than the illegal way in which Øbama accomplished it, so that he can possibly face a firing squad for being a deserter and a traitor.

FlyBoy said...

@Ted Brist- As we used to say in the Navy: "It would take two promotions and a few medals for you to make to the level of asshole!"

What annoys me even more than the shit-stain we have as prezdent is that imbeciles like you continue to not only defend him, but to actively promote his socialist agenda. Even Lenin had disdain for the "useful idiots".

Jim Hlavac said...

Well, covering up one scandal with another might not be a good idea.

As for the VA I'm sure soon enough it will be revealed that every single last hospital and clinic had secret waiting lists, and even purposeful directives to let people die.

As for Bergdahl, so far every time anyone learns anything else about him it seems he's deeper into traitor territory. I'm sure that will continue.

As for Obama's poll numbers, the seem on the slow and steady decline. And not an uptick to be seen.

As for Ted Brisk -- really, you got to get your facts and spelling straight on these matters. You can read all about this stuff in the morning papers, just like Obama does. But it's not "hate" -- it's "appalled" and "disgusted" ... and even "I told you so," before he was ever elected.

As for the guys who walked into the surf facing raking machine gun fire and a near certainty of death -- wow. Well, as Lincoln said, no words can hallow that ground.

Gary said...

Obama has given the Taliban a huge PR opportunity. Islam 'warriors' are the lowest of scum, killing civilians at random.

But now, thanks to Obama, they can announce to the world that their leaders are worth one-fifth of an American deserter!

What higher status can a Taliban terrorist aspire to?

WMD said...

At least Ted B. admits this was all about making king hussein look good. And I, for one, miss you Ted. I know you usually get beat up pretty bad, metaphorically speaking, when you comment here but you shouldn't let that discourage you. But in the future I would recommend that you bring valid, salient points to your argument. Although I realize from the communist side of things that's impractical. But I encourage you keep trying.

In other news king hussein will negotiate with the taliban and Iran but still refuses to negotiate with congress.

It's eery to me that with all the scandals and lawlessness of this regime, king husseins fingerprints are nowhere, so far, to be found. Everything is done with a wink and a nod. In private they all giggle and titter and laugh at the fact that the king is not found to be liable for ANYTHING!!

Except for this latest circus that is L'Affaire Bergdahl. Even though he admitted to beaking the law, nothing will be done because that would be, all together now...Raaaaaacist!!!

By the way, John the Econ, I encourage you to run for political office wherever it is you live. Although your intellect and wisdom would work against you in this day and age. And isn't that just a little bit sad.....

John the Econ said...

I don't know, @Jim Hlavac. Since lies are all they have ever had to sell their "fundamental transformation", I think it behooves them to put in front the ones that merely disgust people, verses the ones that will actually affect people's personal lives and maybe even cause them to act.

The left doesn't give a shit about the military or veterans. In fact, they see veterans as the enemy, since veterans as a demographic are more independent, capable, and conservative than the general population. In fact, the left considers veterans as a bigger threat to their vision of America than the Taliban.

Even though most thinking people will regard the Bergdahl fiasco with at least befuddlement, most won't connect it with their personal lives or well-being.

That is not the case with the VA scandal, which is about government-run health care, which is in all of our futures. If the government can so carelessly dismiss the health and well-being of those who actually have served "with honor and distinction", then what chance does the ordinary citizen have under such a system?

Not much hope, I'd think. And that's why they need it off the front page.

Anonymous said...

Ted Brist is not good enough to wipe this guy's ass.

Jim Hlavac said...

@John the Econ -- certainly valid points you make -- but I'm thinking that Obama and crew didn't quite realize this would be a scandal. I think they thought they really were rescuing some "hero" -- and they DID do it to remove focus and air time from the VA scandal ... and then it went kaflooey.

Anonymous said...

@Jim Hlavac

From what I have been reading, you are correct. Obama and his minions think he walks on water and now his flacks find that he can't - even when he breaks the law. Rice is quoted this morning as saying that "30 days to report to Congress is too long so we ignored it". Too long if you are trying to cover over other scandals.

And your other comment - 'it's "appalled" and "disgusted"' - that's it exactly.

John the Econ said...

@WMD, I haven't the patience for political office, and I seriously doubt that political office has the patience for me.

@Jim Hlavac, I cannot totally discount the possibility that you are correct. I guess that it's still difficult for me to accept that people this completely incompetent could ascend to the White House.

I guess the White House actually does get most of what's happening out of New York Times. They're even too lazy to use Google, where they might have found out all they needed to know about Bergdahl before the all the "distinguished service" stuff.

It also explains why Ted and Obama are so consistent. They clearly rely upon the same sources.

Colby said...

I agree with Mr. Hlavac. I belive O'Liar actually thought he was going to make Brownie points getting Bergdhal back, but the plan rapidly went South on him (rightly so... 5 terrorists for one deserter? Really?).

@Ted,
Hate? Really? I can only speak for myself, but I honestly do not hate Obama. I would happily support him retiring in quiet luxury somewhere like Hawaii (the sooner the better!). I do however vehemently hate his political views, and his obvious deep desire to transform our country into a socialist one. I hate his disregard for the laws, some of which HE signed into being. I hate that he claimed to be a great uniter, but he seems to spend every waking moment trying to divide us across racial and economic lines. I hate that he bears absolutely zero responsibility for aboslutely ANYTHING that goes wrong, and his disconnect with what is going on in HIS administration. "I heard about xxyyzz on the news, just like you." BULLSHIT! If George W would have used that lame excuse even one time, you lefties would have crucified him, then pissed on his dead body.

But, Ted, my hat is off to you. I told myself that I would not rant about your silly post, but I did it anyway. Congrats. You won. I'd like to send you a gift; what size pajamas do you wear when you're sitting around in your mom's basement? Do you prefer Batman, Hulk or Hello Kitty?

Frankie said...

So, I asked a question earlier about what will next week bring with these amateurs. I didn't have to wait. Enjoy the low rent
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SMH

JustaJeepGuy said...

All the lefties used to call Reagan "the Teflon President". Then Slick Willie somehow managed to befoul the White House, and he proved to be more Teflon than Reagan. I've heard some call Barack Hussein "the Teflon president", but I'm still convinced that Slick Willie should hold that title. The LSM is starting to see Barack Hussein's feet of clay and that news is even starting to come out. Not enough to make the press report the truth about him, but even they are beginning to stop worshiping him. A little, anyway. Too little, too late. If the Ted Brists of America ever open their eyes to the real Barack Hussein, then the world will REALLY change!

Rand's Man said...

@Colby

Ha! Too good, too good. You bet your bottom dollar - if Dubya had done this - whoa. Like fingernails on a chalkboard from the moron lefties.

@rickn8or and TrickyRicky

#hopeandchangemeansimpeachthefool (I made that up) - good comments too

And to those who served and died on D-Day, RIP. We are truly sorry for this disastrous excuse for a president. (And no, Brist, that is not hate you hear; that is projectile vomiting.)

Quest Grande said...

@Ted Bris,
Each and every person taken by AQ, the Taleban or any other moderate Muslim group has a life expectancy of 5 hours at best. If Bergdahl was kept alive for five years, you don't find that the least bit disconcerting? Worthy of question?
Now I know that words mean only what the left wants them to mean when they say it and can then change that definition at will, but Bergdahl was not "rescued".
He was exchanged. Five to one. One of whom is a UN war criminal!
How can you defend this? Are you so committed a "progressive" that you are unable to see the sheer stupidity, the callousness and danger of this?
What is wrong with you and the rest of your ilk?
I ask this seriously. Please reply.
@everyone else, let us all recall those who gave their all, 70 years ago today so that assholes like Ted can spout their vitriol.
@StiltonJarlberg, my best to you and yours, and the dawg.
God bless America.

Rand's Man said...

Trade Five Dems, not Taliban.
'Asked about his comments in a news conference after the speech, Paul replied, “It was a joke. Except for Nancy Pelosi, I was serious about her.”'

This assumes the lefty press have heads to bury, not just the Taliban.

John the Econ said...

I've got a crazy new theory: This is all part of a 2-year plan to make Hillary look competent! The less competent Obama appears, the better Hillary looks. Since everyone now assumes the establishment GOP will blow off the Tea Party to instead stick to its usual "let's all be moderates to appeal to the left" schtick for 2016, the Democrats only have themselves to run against.

And as I mentioned the other day, HillaryCare is more of what the Democrats really wanted all along. ObamaCare was only intended as a Trojan Horse to destroy what was left of the private care industry, and leave us all desperate for the single-payer solution.

Of course, Occam's Razor suggests that the reality is a Jim pointed out above; that these people really are that incompetent; mainly a bunch of ideological know-it-all hacks from academia with little grasp or experience in reality. Traditionally, these people are tempered by more seasoned personnel in an administration. But I think it was James Taranto who pointed out recently that the only adult supervision in this administration seems to be Joe Biden. So it really does make sense if you look at it that way.

Grumpy Curmudgeon said...

I’ve hesitated to express my views on the Bergdahl incident because it is somewhat personal for me. My brother-in-law was shot down on June 6, 1944, not over Normandy, but bombing the refineries at Polesti, Romania. He spent a year as a POW in a Stagluff in Romania before being liberated by the Air Force just ahead of the Russian army. What few things he told me about his experience was that they taken to their downed B-24 to ‘identify’ the bodies of the navigator and turret gunner, then were forced to remove the charred remains and bury them in an unmarked grave. He said that the German and Romanian guards stole the few Red Cross parcels that made it to the camp, and they “followed the camp dogs around for their leavings to add to their cabbage soup”.

Mr. President, that is a ‘Prisoner Of War’! Not some spoiled narcissistic brat that whined because he didn’t want to persecute operations against the sworn enemies of our country. I served in the Corp and did my requisite combat tour in beautiful SE Asia with the 1st Marines. We had some that went ‘asiatic’ as it was known, and went UA into the general populace. The Corp didn’t pursue them - they made their choice and we were not endangering men to find them - they would surface somewhere and would be dealt with then. So, in summary, for you and your administration to call this POS a “POW” that served “with honor and distinction” is an insult to the men like my b-i-l that put it all on the line for their country and their fellow service men.

PRY said...

We're all in this together and I get a bit of comfort to hear similar thoughts to my own about the whole thing going on with our country. Yeh, O's a power-hungry scumbag, but he's not clueless any more than any other maniac despot, he knows what he's doing, never forget that.

The only thing any cruel heads of state have in common is the fact that none of them realize they are being used by a power much larger than they ever heard of or care to know about...the spirit of evil! And for that fact, they are all very stupid! Their time is coming.

Keep the faith. And if you have none, get some. You're gonna need it.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Readers- Excellent remarks above. I'm going to comment on some of the items at random, but definitely wanted to single out Grumpy Curmudgeon's story about his brother-in-law's POW experience. Devastating.

Regarding Bergdahl, I'm not sure what he did or didn't do in captivity, and I don't want to judge that part of his experience too harshly until all the information comes out. He's clearly a deserter, though, and needs to stand trial.

I do think that the White House actually believed they'd be cheered for this idiotic swap, which is why they quickly cobbled it together to get the VA scandal out of the news. Yes, they really are that stupid and, especially, that tone deaf to concepts like military honor.

John the Econ mentions a possible two year plan to make Hillary look good by comparison to the idiots currently in charge. This very much dovetails with Mrs. Jarlsberg's thinking, and she's a smart and shrewd woman.

I loved the link from Anonymous above about the 89-year old D-Day veteran who escaped from his nursing home and made it to France for the 70th anniversary memorials. That, my friends, is a real man.

FlyBoy asks why Obama isn't doing anything to bring back US Marine Andrew Tahmooressi from a Mexican jail. I suggest that Obama swap him for 11 million illegal aliens. Surely Mexico is anxious to get their citizens back, right?

And say, did everyone see the video of Barack Obama at the solemn D-Day memorial service? He's vigorously chewing a wad of gum - I suppose we should be grateful that he didn't actually blow giant pink bubbles with it.

What an asshole.

Wahoo said...

At least it didn't rain at the D-Day memorial service, necessitating a U.S. Marine security detail to hold Obama's umbrella for him, like he's a frickin' imperial emperor.

John the Econ said...

I'm still having trouble deciding which theory is correct, but the news out of the VA scandal keeps getting worse and worse for government-run health care:

Federal investigators probe alleged VA retaliation against 37 whistleblowers

Get the subtle message folks? Just as the IRS has made it clear that if you openly support the Tea Party that they'll be coming after you, the VA made it clear to subordinates that anyone who raised their voice about the egregious "scheduling scandal" would be punished.

Now, of course there will be a Federal investigation into all of this. But guess what? For obvious reasons the Obama Administration will want this to all go away as soon as possible, and under Eric Holder I'm pretty sure it will.

So what will be the message be then? That supervisors will be free to continue to retaliate against whistle blowers because everyone knows that the administration in charge wants these sorts of things to remain covered up.

And just like with the IRS scandal, no memo needs be written and signed by the President to make this so. Just as it has been for years, systematic hiding of the system's shortcomings will remain de facto policy by the Administration's inaction to correct it.

Again I ask: "Why would any sentient being believe that government-run health care for over 300-million people would operate any differently?"

Geoff King said...

Perhaps Øbama's handlers told him to chew gum so he would not say anything stupid on his own as he was without his teleprompter.

DougM said...

The top's third panel where Obama squats on the beach …
Change thought balloon to
"Dang! Is there a five-second rule on dropped gum?"

Grumpy Curmudgeon said...

Straight from the "We Can't Make This S*** Up" file:



And no, that wasn't a mis-statement - it's what His Imperial Highness believes....God Help Us All....

Grumpy Curmudgeon said...

Don't know why the href tag didn't work, but here is the link:

http://weaselzippers.us/188866-obama-my-government-didnt-need-congressional-approval-for-to-make-deal-with-taliban/

Gorbachev said...

I couldn't bring up Dr. J's link so here is another one, just to temp Brist-olé:
You know you have hit rock bottom when the French think you have no classe.

Mazel tov, Ted!

PRY said...

One of my favorite O quotes...speaking to someone within earshot, he said, "Sometimes I believe my own bullshit!"

PRY said...

One of my favorite O quotes...speaking to someone within earshot, he said, "Sometimes I believe my own bullshit!"

Ted Brist said...

@Stilton Jarlsburg:

"We didn't "rescue" an American, we made a deal for his return. A very, very bad deal in which your president (not mine) illegally released five of the baddest asses in Guantanamo Bay and did nothing to prevent them from returning to the field to kill more Americans."

Oh yes, so badass. Like, the king of badass. Such menacing, imposing terrorist masterminds as 3 political activists and a policeman. The only one who is being accused of warcrimes being for actions against solely the Afghani people, making him less of a Terrorist than Bush.

I mean, I know compare to you and your wimpy heroes, that's badass, but if we tried to measure each person against your pale, scrawny, impotent form to see if they're a threat, we'd live our lives in perpetual fear of every other human being who wasn't weak n white. Which seems to explain an awful lot about you.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Ted Brist- Hey, you're back! And still stupid!

So you're arguing that the five guys (or at least four of them) released from Gitmo are all swell, hard working peasants dedicated to making cheese from the goat milk which they find in their own foreskins - right? Innocent victims of George W. Bush. Your brothers in arms, I daresay.

Only you don't cite any evidence for this claim, pretty much making it bullshit until you can come up with something substantive.

As a head start, if you're willing to click on this link, you'll read actual facts like the assessments of the men conducted by Joint Task Force Guantánamo (JTF-GTMO) found that each one presented a “high risk” of returning to the battle if he were released.

“All five of those guys are exceptionally dangerous,” says Paul Rester, the former lead interrogator at Joint Task Force Guantánamo. “These are men who ran entire regions for the Taliban, they had thousands of fighters under their command."

But maybe, Ted, you think that judgement was biased? Then you'll be glad to know that Barry Hussein Soetoro put together his OWN team of evaluators to assess the potential danger of Guantanamo detainess. Again, from the cited article, "even the Obama team recommended that 48 of the remaining Guantánamo detainees be held indefinitely. All five Taliban commanders that Obama released last week were in this group."

So the military folks say these five guys are exceptionally dangerous. Obama's own evaluation team says they're too dangerous to ever let go.

But Obama issued them a "get out of jail free and go kill Americans again" card, which would make him the stupidest living organism on Earth...were it not for you, Ted.

You then try (and fail!) to create a stirring wrap up to your argument by accusing me of racism because you imagine me to have a fear of dark skin, or beards, or bad teeth, or body odor, or violent rape.

In other words, you apparently think I'm afraid of your mother. Which isn't true, unless she can pop out any other idiots as blindingly thickheaded and anti-American as you.

Noorullah Noori said...

Thank you, Ted.

Allah willing, you and our many warriors will return to the homeland to fight Americans, the "pale, scrawny, impotent form", as you so eloquently put it (translator - sorry, I am transcribing as quickly as Allah will permit). Yes, please fear "every other human being who wasn't weak n white", for I am stronger now, though a bit gamey. Join me now, as I fling poo, Allah willing, at pale white forms!!! [Translator - that lost something in translation, trust me.]

And please, Ted, stay off the sauce. It's just not Islamic.

My taxi is waiting....

Geoff King said...

K. I must admit that I have been drinking, but after reading Super Ted's last post repeatedly, I have failed to find anything coherent in it. My hat is off to Stilton for actually deciphering what his basic thought process may entail. His meaning, position, and point of view escapes me.

David in SoCal said...

@Geoff King: Not to worry, it escapes Ted(ignorance is)Brist as well.

Anonymous said...

So, Obama says that all veterans have served the country "with honor and distinction." Unless they disagree with him, then they're "potential domestic terrorists," right?

You can't make this stuff up. If I saw this on The Onion I'd have thought it was a joke in bad taste.

Anonymous 2 said...

I'll say one thing for Bergdahl - he's got a good looking mother! The old man may look like Willy's ball sack but the ol' lady - wouldn't mind some o'dat!

Ooofff! Off subject. Sorry. Scanning headlines and it hit me - hormonal imbalance or something.

Heeyyyyy - ya suppose that's what's wrong with Bristy Boy? Hormones! Hankering for Bergdahl's ol' lady! Yeah! I get that.

Judi King said...

The "dic" is now becoming more overt in showing his true colors and it has nothing to do with his skin. He continually sides with radical Muslims and their agenda to destroy America. Unleashing five of them on the world is just more evidence. People like the ignorant and uninformed Ted Brist are part of how we got where we are today. I fear the train wreck we're on has too much momentum to be stopped. ( And Geoff...don't drink too much!)

Gorbachev said...

OMG - Brist, you POS, did you see this?

"The wife of a disabled Afghanistan veteran who was injured while searching for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has posted a scathing message against him this week, adding a personal account to the rising protests against the negotiations with the Taliban that lead to Bergdahl's freedom."

Bruce Bleu said...

Anonymous 2,
Check your discretion... if you are attracted to "Sack-a-jawea" then you may be inclined to tap the camel that Osama Obama used to boink! Maybe it's falling on deaf ears, but if sexual intimacy for you depends on looks, I can see you shtupping Nancy Pegrossi when she was 30, (which was around 134 years ago!). Scary concept, but YOU are the one who brought it up!

Anonymous 2 said...

Mr. Bleu,

Nancy Pelousy?! That is sick.

Now the camel - maybe. They have such bedroom eyes ....