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State of Mine
Nov 18, 2012 - 07:00pm PT
Obama: Israel has 'every right' to defend itself from Gaza missile attacks


you liberals should be on obama's ass for him suckin up to israel. was the matter with you....


wheres your manhood?......oh philo has someone elses down his throat which luckily shuts him up.

Somewhere out there
Nov 18, 2012 - 07:02pm PT
you had to come here to try and prop your psyche up above the dregs of society that lurk here.

yes ms. E pathetic u r.

 cut it out, Mr E is better than us. Proof is, he never posts to political threads, as he finds them to be "reactive" in nature… He's a proactive type fella.

Just saying.

Mr. E - keep up with the trip reports from you and JTM's climbing adventures.. I love 'em.

Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Nov 18, 2012 - 07:08pm PT
Just sayin <br/>
Just sayin

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Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Nov 18, 2012 - 07:44pm PT
My understanding is that the man who was bombed in his car was the man most closely involved in the peace process.

There was also a son of a British journalist killed and even the BBC did not cover this tragedy.

The media is failing all of us - cowards
Dave Kos

Trad climber
Nov 18, 2012 - 08:12pm PT
Obama's Rice is way hotter than Bush's Rice.
Dr. F.

Ice climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 18, 2012 - 08:12pm PT
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Social climber
Portland, Oregon
Nov 18, 2012 - 09:23pm PT
Re: the Gaza strikes. Don't underestimate internal (Israel) politics in the equation. There are elections in January.
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Nov 18, 2012 - 09:50pm PT
wheres your manhood?......oh philo has someone elses down his throat which luckily shuts him up.

Hawkeye, let us know when you graduate from grade school, and can interact with adults. Until then, you shouldn't play with your mother's computer.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Nov 19, 2012 - 02:27am PT
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The Warbler

the edge of America
Nov 19, 2012 - 07:19am PT
I remember seeing a pen that was custom made for the signing of a document related to the Clinton impeachment. I guess each lawmaker gets his own pen. They read:

"UNTIED States Senator"

—special Parker Vector pens given out to U.S. senators signing to "pledge impartial justice" in Clinton's impeachment trial. The pen order was reprinted by Parker.

That fiasco, courtesy of pin headed republicans, marked the start of America's downhill slide, with dubya soon to follow.


Nov 19, 2012 - 09:07am PT
Gee all the Obama bashers on this thread are strangely silent...

I guess when their party suffers the most devastating electoral disaster in any of our lifetimes, it has the effect of shutting them up.

Maybe now they realize their party is doomed by demographics, and by pandering to the most ignorant, racist dregs of society.

Gratifying for those of us who saw this coming all along - and who know that 2016 will be even worse for them

And 2020 will be The End.

Just Another Failed Ideology Consigned To The Ash Heap Of History.

Repubs Have Failed.


Nov 19, 2012 - 09:14am PT
“The GOP, the “true red” friends of Israel are now “eating their own young” in a “blame fest” looking for scapegoats to explain why billions of dollars in drug money couldn’t buy an election in a nation long assumed to be filled with the ignorant and “unwashed.”

Israel is partying like they believe this were still 1982. 75,000 young reservists, schooled in apartheid and racism, a generation of young Israeli’s who know little of physical labor, nearly one million “guest workers” do the “heavy lifting now,” are physically and mentally unfit for combat.

There is a difference this time, though the military advances Hamas has made over the past few months, smuggled MANPAD air defense weapons from Libya, rockets with advanced guidance systems and double the range of anything Israel had imagined are not the telling factor.

The issue is political. Even as the words left President Obama’s mouth, his statement of eternal support for Israel and their right of self-defense, he faces Israel as an enemy, perhaps more so than the people of Gaza do.

It is not just Netanyahu’s continual attempts to rig America’s presidential election and his colossal failure.

Netanyahu is clueless as to what is heading his way.
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Nov 19, 2012 - 09:19am PT

The first F-35B arrived Friday and 15 more are slated to arrive over the next year. The Defense Department has pumped a half a billion dollars into upgrading the facilities, hangars and runways at the base to make way for the next-generation fighter jet, officials said.

Schedule delays and cost overruns have dogged the F-35's development, making it the Pentagon's most expensive weapons program ever. Ten years in, the total F-35 program cost has jumped from $233 billion to an estimated $385 billion. Recent estimates suggest the entire program could exceed $1 trillion over 50 years.

"It remains to be seen if the F-35B has a long life and is structurally sound," said Field, who was the chief test pilot for the F/A-18. "We won't know for two to three years after it's been in operation. If nothing crops up, perhaps the engineers have done their best work."

"All we can do is hope that they have solved all the program problems and that they've got a pretty good airplane," Field said.

So, we'll throw a TRILLION dollars into the air, and HOPE it works.
What an effing waste.

Lake Tahoe
Nov 19, 2012 - 09:39am PT
I guess when their party suffers the most devastating electoral disaster in any of our lifetimes, it has the effect of shutting them up.

Richard Nixon's 520 electoral votes to George McGovern's 17 electoral votes and John Hospers's 1 in 1972. (93.3% margin) [wikipedia]

Or did you mean a disaster for the Republicans as opposed to any party?

Loss of an election when nearly half of the country is republican doesn't seem like it will just make all republicans go away. It's naive to think that 50.6% of the popular vote is really a mandate for anything.

Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Nov 19, 2012 - 09:43am PT
except the Repubs have lost the popular vote in 5 of the last 6 presidential elections. Not a good trend. (for them)

Nov 19, 2012 - 09:44am PT


TRENDING: Gingrich: Romney ‘gifts’ comment ‘nuts’
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CNN's Gregory Wallace
(CNN) - Newt Gingrich had harsh words Sunday for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s suggestion that he lost the election because President Barack Obama offered “gifts” to African-Americans, Hispanics, and young voters.

“I just think it’s nuts,” Gingrich said on ABC. “I mean, first of all, it's insulting.”

“The job of a political leader in part is to understand the people. If we can't offer a better future that is believable to more people, we're not going to win,” said Gingrich, who launched blistering attacks on Romney last spring while seeking the presidential nomination himself.

Revelation of Romney’s comments drew criticism from others within his own party, such as Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal – who said a winning strategy does not involve “insulting (voters) and saying their votes were bought” - and Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who said, “Rhetoric like this keeps digging a hole for the Republican Party.”

Romney was quoted by several news outlets as having made the comments on a call with top donors Wednesday, and CNN confirmed he made similar arguments in a separate call earlier in the day.

"What the president, president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government, and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote," Romney said in the later call. Portions of audio from the call aired on ABC that evening.

The New York Times quoted Romney as having said, "With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest, was a big gift."

"Free contraceptives were very big with young college-aged women," he continued, according to the Times. "And then, finally, Obamacare also made a difference for them, because as you know, anybody now 26 years of age and younger was now going to be part of their parents' plan, and that was a big gift to young people. They turned out in large numbers, a larger share in this election even than in 2008."

Romney has stayed out of the public eye since losing the election nearly two weeks ago, and his longtime spokesman did not return a request from CNN for comment about his remarks.

Jindal spoke out against the comments at the Republican Governors Association meeting earlier in the week, and on Sunday described Romney as “honorable and exceptional” but said the comments do not represent his party.

“I'm proud to have campaigned for him across the country, but I absolutely reject what he said. Look, we as the Republican Party have to campaign for every single vote,” Jindal said on Fox. “If we want people to like us, we have to like them first. And you don't start to like people by insulting them and saying their votes were bought. We are an aspirational party.”

The GOP will not succeed by “just having better PR folks,” he said.

CNN exit polls showed Romney won white voters, while Obama carried 93% of African-American voters, 71% of Latino voters, and 73% of Asian voters. Obama outperformed Romney among voters under 39 years of age, while Romney carried a majority of voters over 40.

Graham said Hispanics “voted for (Obama) because he's the lesser or two evils.”

“We're in a big hole. We're not getting out of it by comments like (Romney’s),” Graham said on NBC. “When you’re in a hole, stop digging. He keeps digging.”

Democratic Rep. Xavier Becerra said on ABC that the comments show the Republican Party did not “read the tea leaves from November 6, and I think they're still harkening to yesteryear. It's a new day in America, and they should be catching up.”

– CNN's Ashley Killough and Kevin Bohn contributed to this report

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 19, 2012 - 10:11am PT
It's naive to think that 50.6% of the popular vote is really a mandate for anything.

I agree, except that 62,611,250 for Obama minus 59,134,475 for Romney is 3,476,775 which I believe is actually over 53% of the vote.

There were only 121,745,725 votes cast (which is pretty damn good when you consider children, invalids and prisoners don't vote)

A three and a half million vote win is nothing to sneeze at. It's a big number all by itself, especially since republicans thought they had it in the bag.

Trad climber
Portland, Or
Nov 19, 2012 - 10:14am PT
Vote counting continues, as well. The final margin for Obama will likely be more than 4 million popular votes.

Social climber
Nov 19, 2012 - 10:18am PT

"The final margin for Obama will likely be more than 4 million popular votes."...

Dude KICKED ASS!!!...


and STILL the best part of ALL of it for me was the Biden/Ryan debate...

The way Biden kept cracking up and calling that sack a liar...

Had me in tears...


Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 19, 2012 - 10:30am PT
Even better when Bill Maher tweeted "911, help, there's an old man beating up a kid on my tv!"
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