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-Short Attention Span Theater-
CBC bitch and moan over Allen West's Chick-Fil-A lunch
It happened six months ago, but dear Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) didn't get around to complaining about it 'til now.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [396 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Honorable Allen West is devoutly religious and is not shy about letting people know that. The heathen will just have to get over it. :-)
Posted by: Grinert Ebbinemble4694 || 08/08/2012 0:33 Comments || Top||

#2  sons tend to support the left (kind of young) BUT they love CHICK-FIL meals. politics always loses to good food.
Posted by: watermodem || 08/08/2012 1:44 Comments || Top||

#3  "He doesn't speak to me by his own choosing," Hastings said

Nor would I.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2012 2:24 Comments || Top||

#4  In other words, Alcee hated CFA for its' political views even before the latest kerfuffle.
Posted by: Bobby || 08/08/2012 6:17 Comments || Top||

#5  Well, Rep. Hastings was impeached, tried, and removed from office for taking bribes as a Judge. That he was acquitted in criminal court was a travesty. That the Senate did not disqualify him from holding any Office of Public Trust was a bad oversight.

Why would Rep. West talk with him?
Posted by: Eric Jablow || 08/08/2012 6:47 Comments || Top||

#6  I took the family to CFA last Saturday for dinner after my son's lacrosse game...the food is always good, the place is always clean, and my kids love the play-land there. The fact that I supported the 1st Amendment rights of a private business owner makes it a hat-trick in my book.
Posted by: Broadhead6 || 08/08/2012 10:38 Comments || Top||

#7  WRT the Article, this is not even news worthy (not surprised it's from huff-po) & Hastings sounds like a petulant child...no wonder West won't associate w/him...be happy West bought you a free meal, @sshole.
Posted by: Broadhead6 || 08/08/2012 10:44 Comments || Top||

#8  They have been building something against CFA for six months now.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/08/2012 10:56 Comments || Top||

#9  Hey... CBC...

Whaaaaaaaaaa
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/08/2012 11:53 Comments || Top||

#10  Chicken and biscuits?

That Allen guy is such a racist...
Posted by: mojo || 08/08/2012 12:37 Comments || Top||

#11  I *wish* they had a CFA here in the Peoples Republic of Western Washington [state].
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/08/2012 13:16 Comments || Top||

#12  Too funny. :-)
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/08/2012 14:35 Comments || Top||

#13  Didn't Obama have the identical opinion as the owner of Chick-Fil-A six months ago?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/08/2012 14:54 Comments || Top||

#14  Gotta love that their whine is that the food wasn't fancy enough for them.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/08/2012 15:48 Comments || Top||

#15  But the whine was decent.
Posted by: KBK || 08/08/2012 16:26 Comments || Top||

#16  Hey, be nice to Alcee. He just noticed the stain on his pants and finally remembered it had to be the chicken.
Posted by: Steven || 08/08/2012 19:40 Comments || Top||

#17  Sniff, sniff, is there no love for KFC + Popeye's???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 08/08/2012 23:36 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Top General Accused of Blocking Corruption Probe to Help Obama
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [490 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Men with Roman numerals following their names, why does it always concern me ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2012 2:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Punitive Articles of the UCMJ
Article 134 - (Obstructing justice)

Elements.

(1) That the accused wrongfully did a certain act;

(2) That the accused did so in the case of a certain person against whom the accused had reason to believe there were or would be criminal proceedings pending;

(3) That the act was done with the intent to influence, impede, or otherwise obstruct the due administration of justice; and

(4) That, under the circumstances, the conduct of the accused was to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces or was of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces.

Explanation. This offense may be based on con-duct that occurred before preferral of charges. Actual obstruction of justice is not an element of this offense. For purposes of this paragraph “criminal proceedings” includes nonjudicial punishment proceedings under Part V of this Manual. Examples of obstruction of justice include wrongfully influencing, intimidating, impeding, or injuring a witness, a person acting on charges under this chapter, an investigating officer under R.C.M. 406, or a party; and by means of bribery, intimidation, misrepresentation, or force or threat of force delaying or preventing communication of information relating to a violation of any criminal statute of the United States to a person authorized by a department, agency, or armed force of the United States to conduct or engage in investigations or prosecutions of such offenses; or endeavoring to do so. See also paragraph 22 and Article 37.

Lesser included offenses. None.

Maximum punishment. Dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and confinement for 5 years.

Article 134 - (Wrongful interference with an adverse administrative proceeding)

Elements.

(1) That the accused wrongfully did a certain act;

(2) That the accused did so in the case of a certain person against whom the accused had reason to believe there was or would be an adverse administrative proceeding pending;

(3) That the act was done with the intent to influence, impede, or obstruct the conduct of such administrative proceeding, or otherwise obstruct the due administration of justice;

(4) That under the circumstances, the conduct of the accused was to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces or was of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces.

Explanation. For purposes of this paragraph “adverse administrative proceeding” includes any administrative proceeding or action, initiated against a servicemember, that could lead to discharge, loss of special or incentive pay, administrative reduction in grade, loss of a security clearance, bar to reenlistment, or reclassification. Examples of wrongful interference include wrongfully influencing, intimidating, impeding, or injuring a witness, an investigator, or other person acting on an adverse administrative action; by means of bribery, intimidation, misrepresentation, or force or threat of force delaying or preventing communication of information relating to such administrative proceeding; and, the wrongful destruction or concealment of information relevant to such adverse administrative proceeding.

Lesser included offenses. None.

Maximum punishment. Dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and confinement for 5 years.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/08/2012 8:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Whether this guy really did this for the Obamateur is not clear to me from the article. That he did obstruct justice does seem pretty clear. Just another politico in a tree-suit. We have far too many of them these days methinks. I had hoped the current wars would have weeded those guys out and toughened up the country. Unfortunately I was dead-wrong on both counts. 5yrs until retirement.
Posted by: Broadhead6 || 08/08/2012 9:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Hang tough Broadhead6, and continue to 'live the dream'. Perhaps you will someday be able to bring about a correction. There are no better men than soldiers. You will miss them soon enough.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2012 9:35 Comments || Top||

#5  Beso: solid copy...I still live the dream everyday...just starting to wonder exactly who's dream it is. ;)
Posted by: Broadhead6 || 08/08/2012 10:48 Comments || Top||

#6  Dream of 'His' father, BH6.
Posted by: Glenmore || 08/08/2012 12:59 Comments || Top||

#7  BH6, Besoeker is right, in all my life (65 now) the finest men and women I ever met were in the military (I did 29). Duty, Honor, Courage means something, and while there are plenty of fine people in government and the private sector, overwhelmingly the best have some aspect of military service in their lives or that of their families. My thanks and encouragement, do not falter, yours is a trust to continue! Well Done!
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 08/08/2012 13:29 Comments || Top||

#8  Did he do it to protect Obama, or to protect the feelings of the Afghan people NOBLE Afghan people?

There was the danger that the corrupt Afghans could create some unrest via their clan & tribal affiliates.
Posted by: Ulinegum Shereling3157 || 08/08/2012 15:04 Comments || Top||

#9  Corruption in Afghan has been a concern for a while now - National Defense Univ. hosted a multiday intensive meeting on the subject 2 years ago. Focus at that time was on fuel diversion and delivery fees, among other leaky activities.
Posted by: lotp || 08/08/2012 20:27 Comments || Top||


-Election 2012
Romney calls on Reid to reveal source
[Fox News] Willard Mitt Romney
...former governor of Massachussetts, currently the presumptive Publican nominee for president. He is the son of the former governor of Michigan, George Romney, who himself ran for president after saving American Motors from failure, though not permanently. Romney's charisma is best defined as soporific. On the plus side, he isn't President B.O...
called on Harry Reid
... the charismatic senator-for-life from Nevada, currently majority leader ...
... rumored by some to be guilty of pederasty, but you know how rumors get started when someone starts spouting on and on ...

Tuesday to reveal the source for his claim that the Republican presidential candidate has not paid taxes for 10 years, stepping up pressure as two major fact-check sites ruled Reid had no basis for the "incendiary" allegation.

Romney, in an interview with Fox News, said he doesn't believe Reid has a credible source but urged the Senate Democratic leader to reveal who it is.

"I don't really believe that he's got any kind of a credible source," Romney said. "I don't know who gave him this line of reasoning, whether it came from the White House or the DNC or a staffer, but he ought to say where it came from, and then we can find out whether that person has any credibility. I know they don't."

He said Reid also has "lost a lot of credibility."

Romney's latest comments came as two major fact-check sites knocked down Reid's comments, which the senator amplified by repeating them last week on the Senate floor. Reid has said his source is an investor with Romney's former venture capital company Bain.

But PolitiFact wrote that it is "far-fetched" to believe Romney paid no taxes for 10 years. Further, the article stated the obvious -- "Reid has produced no evidence to back up his claim other than attribution to a shadowy anonymous source."

PolitiFact concluded: "Reid has made an extreme claim with nothing solid to back it up." They gave the accusation a "Pants on Fire!" rating.
Posted by: Fred || 08/08/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [627 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Willard, please ignore the old bugger and get back on message! It's the ECONOMY!
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2012 2:10 Comments || Top||

#2  The occasional comment like this won't hurt: it's forced the MSM to focus on just how awful Reed is.
Posted by: Steve White || 08/08/2012 8:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Harry sez it was a campaign contributor of his, a "gaming industry" mogul, Mr. Outta MyAzz...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/08/2012 10:02 Comments || Top||

#4  Romney is going to have to realize who he is dealing with--a bunch of Chicago thugs who will do anything to get re-elected. There is nothing they will not stoop to; nothing they won't do. He's got to seize the initiative and start kicking in the groin, gouging eyes, and sucker punching, figuratively speaking.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/08/2012 14:22 Comments || Top||

#5  Someone in the Senate should take this up and demand proof or vote to censor or impeach Reid.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/08/2012 14:51 Comments || Top||

#6  Monsieur Perrier.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/08/2012 16:39 Comments || Top||

#7  I call on Ried to prove it and if he doesn't, we staple his lips shut.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/08/2012 19:49 Comments || Top||

#8  JohnQC - what makes you think Romney doesn't realize exactly what he's up against?
Posted by: lotp || 08/08/2012 20:18 Comments || Top||


Harry Reid's office denies retirement report
[Washington Examiner] Following up on my post from earlier this afternoon, Nevada political observer and Las Vegas Sun columnist Jon Ralston got an official statement from the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
... the charismatic senator-for-life from Nevada, currently majority leader ...
... rumored by some to be guilty of pederasty, but you know how rumors get started when someone starts spouting on and on ...
,
D-Nev., regarding the Washington Post's report today that he intends to retire at the end of his current term:

Response from Reidworld to Milbank-fueled speculation: "The is purely baseless speculation. Of course he is running again."

That would indicate that Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank simply erred when he wrote in his column today:

Reid, who won reelection in 2010 and doesn't plan to run for office again, is happy to absorb blows in return -- and they have been ferocious.

Milbank's claim was eyebrow-raising because the majority leader had not previously given any indication he plans to step down. No word so far from Milbank on whether he stands by his claim or this was a simple goof.
Posted by: Fred || 08/08/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [349 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Best make this happen soon you. There are many ways to explain my dis-dain for you, you impeccable fraud of a human. That sagging skin suit on you looks big for your tongue.

I wonder if you have ever felt like you may have an audience larger than yourself. Cause when you lie to the people you purport to support, you lie to ME. Have you ever thought about what lying to an anonymous may do for you when you have finished bankrupting a nation I sincerely Love?

Did you think about gate keys or x-presss passes to higher places? I think not.

You are a F&*(ING A-Hole. Yeah, you "retire immediately, that's my advice.
Posted by: newc || 08/08/2012 1:33 Comments || Top||

#2  I was hoping for something a bit more celestial, but retirement would be quite alright.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2012 2:21 Comments || Top||

#3  "a bit more celestial".

I love it!
Posted by: Bobby || 08/08/2012 6:09 Comments || Top||

#4  "I'll retire when Shimon Peres retires---not a day earlier!"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/08/2012 8:57 Comments || Top||

#5  Assuming the Dems lose the Senate it does kind of make sense for Harry to retire. And since there is no guarantee that will happen, and he still has 4 years to torment us all, there is no reason to go public with his plans.
Posted by: Iblis || 08/08/2012 9:34 Comments || Top||

#6  I need to go register to vote in Nevada, as a democrat!
Posted by: 49 Pan || 08/08/2012 17:40 Comments || Top||


Campaign: Warren misspoke on demand for 20 years of Brown tax returns
[Boston Herald] Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's campaign said today that she misspoke when she said Republican Sen. Scott Downtown Scotty Brown should release 20 years of tax returns.

Brown's campaign accused Warren of "backpedaling and hypocrisy."

Warren made the comments Monday night at an appearance in Worcester to celebrate the opening of a campaign office.

"I think Scott Brown should release his tax returns for all the years he's been in public service," Warren said according to the website GoLocalWorcester.com. "He's been in public service for 20 years, then he should have 20 years of tax returns."

Earlier this year, Brown released six years of tax returns. Warren released four.
Posted by: Fred || 08/08/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [391 views] Top|| File under:

#1  One standard for you, no standards for me. She should make a perfect Massachusetts senator.
Posted by: American Delight || 08/08/2012 7:07 Comments || Top||

#2  She should make a perfect Massachusetts senator.
Not until she float-checks an Oldsmobile.....
Posted by: USN, ret. || 08/08/2012 23:02 Comments || Top||


Voters Turned Away As Citizenship Box Creates Confusion At The Polls
Some voters have reportedly been turned away from the polls on Michigan's primary election day for refusing to fill out the new "citizenship" box on their ballot application.

Jocelyn Bensen, Director of the Michigan Center for Election Law, said they've been taking calls from intentionally confused voters across the state regarding this issue. She's criticizing the Secretary of State's office for failing to remind clerks that voters who decline to fill out the citizenship box must still be allowed to cast a ballot.

"It has been the number one issue that we received calls on this morning," Bensen told WWJ Newsradio 950. "And that's why we contacted the Secretary of State's office's again today, urging the office to issue a clarifying statement, which they finally did at around noon."

A spokesperson for the Secretary of State's office said clerks at "some precincts" were reminded about how to handle the citizenship question.
Posted by: Fred || 08/08/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [306 views] Top|| File under:

#1  voters who decline to fill out the citizenship box must still be allowed to cast a ballot

So the point of filling in the box was what, exactly?
Posted by: Bobby || 08/08/2012 5:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Next - the 'Are you alive' box.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/08/2012 8:00 Comments || Top||

#3  #2, that question is racist...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/08/2012 9:55 Comments || Top||


Van Jones: Nancy Pelosi is 'greatest ever'
[Politico] As far as Van Jones is concerned, who is the best person in Washington? Nancy San Fran Nan Pelosi.
Congresswoman-for-Life from the San Francisco Bay Area, born into a family of politicians. Formerly Speaker of the House, but it's not her fault they lost. Really. Noted for her heavily botoxed grimace...
He'll even go a step further.

"I think Nancy Pelosi is the greatest person ever," Jones says in an interview with the YouTube channel THNKR. "She is strong. She's tough. She's smart. She gets beat up in the press and nobody sticks up for her and says, 'Hold on a second, everything you don't like about the Democrats -- you think the Democrats are too weak -- would be a thousand times worse if we didn't have Nancy Pelosi, who's been the backbone throughout this whole last couple of years.' I desperately want her to get that speaker's gavel back."
Posted by: Fred || 08/08/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [296 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And Obumble wanted this Jones person to be what, in his retinue?
Posted by: Bobby || 08/08/2012 5:59 Comments || Top||

#2  "And Obumble wanted this Jones person to be what, in his retinue?"

--My money would've been on Court Jester.
Posted by: Broadhead6 || 08/08/2012 10:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Well, if Jones was Jester, what in the world was Pelosi?
Posted by: Bobby || 08/08/2012 13:47 Comments || Top||

#4  I guess he is right if you like idolizing crazy, evil, lying, old dingbats,
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/08/2012 14:24 Comments || Top||


Jimmy Carter to address DNC by video
[Charlotte Observer] Former President Jimmy Carter
... the worst president ever. Maybe the second worst. The votes aren't all in yet...
won't be coming to Charlotte but he'll speak to Democratic convention delegates by video on the event's first night.

Officials said this morning that Carter will speak in prime time on Tuesday night, Sept. 4.

"Rosalynn and I regret that we will be unable to be at the Democratic Convention this year in Charlotte," Carter, 87, said in a statement. "However,
by candlelight every wench is handsome...
we remain steadfast in our support for President B.O. and the progress he will make in the next four years."
Posted by: Fred || 08/08/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [297 views] Top|| File under:

#1  NASCAR Darlington Opens in a former peanut field, 4 September 1950
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2012 8:02 Comments || Top||

#2  video? because even the Dems don't wanna be in the same room with him?
Posted by: Captain Mussolini8368 || 08/08/2012 13:37 Comments || Top||

#3  At this time the direction from Obama to Carter is looking up although that is not saying much.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/08/2012 14:26 Comments || Top||

#4  The worst American POTUS ever.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/08/2012 14:29 Comments || Top||

#5  To be followed by Nixon's I am not s crook speech.
Posted by: crosspatch || 08/08/2012 15:13 Comments || Top||

#6  The worst American POTUS ever.

Not anymore, g(r)omgoru, though still the worst ex-president ever.
Posted by: Glenmore || 08/08/2012 17:00 Comments || Top||

#7  Haven't had your morning coffee yet, Glenmore?

Why would I say "American POTUS"?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/08/2012 17:16 Comments || Top||

#8  Jimmuh is proof that POTUS stands for "piece of shit." :-(
Posted by: Barbara || 08/08/2012 18:53 Comments || Top||



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