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rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Jun 23, 2014 - 08:23pm PT
And who is told what issues are important Johnboy? You idiots on the far left are boring automatons , all muttering the same scripted talking points that don't have the slightest bearing on the problems we are actually facing. Gay marriage, who gives a flying fk.
Dr. F.

Trad climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 23, 2014 - 08:24pm PT
Father and Daughter Cheney Can Go Suck a Dick

The Rude Pundit
6/18/2014

http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/

Let's state this as plainly as possible: The Iraq "war" was a complete and total waste. It was completely and totally worthless. The United States and the rest of the world would be in better shape if Saddam Hussein were still in power. Every life lost was for nothing. Every limb, every scar was for nothing. Every veteran who faces the unending nightmare of PTSD does so for nothing. Let's just stop f*#king pretending anything else. Let's grow up a little and face that fact. Let's look the families of the dead in the eyes and tell them the truth.

The invasion of Iraq was the heaving f*#k of a bloated superpower dragging its gut over to pump away because it could. And most everyone just went along with it, applauding each "victory" like it was the motherf*#king Battle of Gettysburg. All that's left behind is the giant cosmic f*#king joke that is a United States made weaker by wasting trillions of dollars on the mad ego trip of acid-blinded utopians and an Iraq that is exploding like a bottle of soda shaken by a paint mixer and uncapped by a gun.

And we need to bring former Vice President Dick Cheney before those families and have him tell the truth: "We did it for the dollars. We went to war with Iraq because war profiteering was the easiest goddamn way to enrich already rich people, like my friends at Halliburton. It was robbery and we named it 'patriotism.' It was extortion and we called it 'honor.'" Then, we should let the families do what they want. Maybe they'd let him go. Maybe they'd tear him limb from hideous limb. Maybe they'd rip out his machine heart and f*#k the hole left behind, jizzing into his sternum.

If nothing else, it would stop him from co-signing an editorial from him and his heinous daughter-beast, Liz, like the one that ran in the Wall Street Journal today. In it, Cheney and Cheney pretty much say that President Obama is an America-hating c*#ks@cker who wants our enemies to win and who is too stupid to understand jackshit about the real world, the world that Cheney (Dick) understands is full of threats without understanding that they are threats he created.

Here, in one paragraph, is enough rage fuel to keep your house running for months: "Our president doesn't seem to [care]. Iraq is at risk of falling to a radical Islamic terror group and Mr. Obama is talking climate change. Terrorists take control of more territory and resources than ever before in history, and he goes golfing. He seems blithely unaware, or indifferent to the fact, that a resurgent al Qaeda presents a clear and present danger to the United States of America."

The first thing that comes to mind is "Golfing? Really, you f*#king piece of frog sh#t and its daughter? You are criticizing a president for golfing?" But what the paragraph is really saying is that Obama doesn't care if the United States is attacked by "terrorists."

And then: "Despite clear evidence of the dire need for American leadership around the world, the desperation of our allies and the glee of our enemies, President Obama seems determined to leave office ensuring he has taken America down a notch. Indeed, the speed of the terrorists' takeover of territory in Iraq has been matched only by the speed of American decline on his watch." Dick Cheney bears no blame for the "decline" of America, oh, no. Not the vice president of an administration that wrecked the economy.

The Rude Pundit imagines Dick Cheney dictating this to Liz Cheney, his fingers too slickened by the viscous goo that comprises what we might call his skin, a gelatinous semi-human form that doesn't so much as move as undulate, that doesn't so much as eat as absorb, so that one can place, say, a kitten or a Pakistani child on his globular stomach and it will be digested immediately, without chewing, without swallowing. Liz Cheney, meanwhile, secretly turns the egg vibrator in her snatch up to "WMD," and she can barely pound out the words her father slurps out for need of crying out in orgasmic glee.

The two of them actually have the audacity to speak out and call Obama's policy toward Iraq "willfully blind," as if Obama is deliberately attempting to undermine some great and mighty victory in Iraq. That's as much living in a fantasy as those who say, "Well, at least we got rid of Saddam."

That Dick Cheney is still alive is a demonstration that either there is no God or that God said, "F*#k it" and walked away a long time ago.
 See more at: http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/#sthash.KExTTkvp.dpuf
crankster

Trad climber
Jun 23, 2014 - 08:33pm PT
Rick and the other righties must have amnesia. In their world, things were just dandy in '09 when the prez inherits the worst economy since '30.

So many complainers, whiners and hysterical people on the right. No solutions, no candidate, no ideas.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jun 23, 2014 - 08:43pm PT
one of best cartoons..rj
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jun 23, 2014 - 08:48pm PT
Gay marriage, who gives a flying fk.

uh... who gives a fuk? What a bizarre question. The man really is out of touch. Well lets see, aside from aproximately 1/3 of your nations population that actually hate gays to the point of grasping onto any possible method to isolate, descriminate and if possible physically threaten them, who else might give a fuk? Hmmm.... probably there are the remaining population who can't abide biggots.

Oh yeah, then there are the actual gays themselves who may have a pretty fair interest in the idea that they might be treated equally when formalizing a life commitment to their partner. I think they might care.

Jeez Rick, I dunno man but if you are going to bring the same observational skills, logic and 4 year old capabilities of judgement to this thread as the climate thread, I guess you'll get torn to pieces here too.
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jun 23, 2014 - 08:49pm PT
Thanks Dr. F., you speak the truth . . . too bad there are so many mericans not listening and looking.
Cheney's war crimes are pretty visible . . . his Rat Pack set into motion untold chaos.
Dr. F.

Trad climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 23, 2014 - 08:51pm PT
This debunks the IRS scandal, and the conspiracy about the lost e-mails

The Woman at the Center of the IRS ‘Scandal’ Must Be Clairvoyant


Michael Tomasky 06.23.14


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/23/the-woman-at-the-center-of-the-irs-scandal-must-be-clairvoyant.html


Remember those two years of missing emails the Republicans were going on about? It turns out the former commissioner’s computer crashed 16 days before she learned of IRS targeting.

If I were the Republican Party, rather than attacking Lois Lerner as a modern-day E. Howard Hunt, I’d hire her as an election consultant. Why? Because the former commissioner at the center of the “newly re-burgeoning” IRS “scandal” is clearly a clairvoyant. I should think she’d be pretty handy for Reince Priebus to have around this October. You see, she can see things 16 days before they happen.

How do I know this? Consider the timeline of events. Lerner, who worked in the service’s Washington office, was first alerted that employees in the Cincinnati branch were using “inappropriate criteria” (key words like “tea party”) to process the applications of nonprofit groups on June 29, 2011. This comes from the very Treasury Department IG report that first made this whole business public. See the timeline here.


OK, so that’s that. Now, you’ve been hearing all this stuff lately about her lost emails, right? Her emails from between January 2009 and April 2011 disappeared. Went poof. It was in early 2010 that the IRS began using the inappropriate criteria. Looks awfully suspicious, doesn’t it? She lost all her emails pertaining to the period under examination and then some. Stinks to high heaven. Some have compared the missing two-plus years to the famous 18 1/2-minute gap in the Watergate tapes.

One problem. Her computer crashed on June 13, 2011. It was the following day that she wrote to other IRS personnel to tell them: “My computer crashed yesterday.” This date was noted last week by Sander Levin, the ranking Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee.

That was when all those emails disappeared on her. It happened 16 days before she even knew about the problem in the Cincinnati office. So how likely is it that she deleted those emails in order to prevent House investigators from being able to learn anything about the “scandal”? Considering that she didn’t know about the problem yet, I’d say bloody unlikely.

Unless Lois Lerner is a clairvoyant, the idea that she deleted emails on June 13 to cover up behavior she didn’t even learn about until June 29 is simply preposterous.

In other words, this is just another ridiculous allegation in a parade of them. Admittedly, all of these revelations have looked dubious at first glance. But all of them have fizzled upon serious examination. It wasn’t just groups on the right that were targeted. The IRS head who visited the White House 155 times or whatever it was turns out to have gone to the Old Executive Office Building, not the White House, most of those times, and largely to talk about the IRS’ role in crafting and implementing Obamacare. And so on.

On top of that, the idea that Obama himself had some hand in this stuff, which was of course the original suspicion and orgasmatronic dream in Wingnuttia, is and always has been utterly crazy. I wouldn’t have put much past George W. Bush, but I would never have believed that even he would have orchestrated a scandal with such little upside (keeping some groups from getting 501c3 status) and such massive downside (possible Nixonian illegality). Dick Cheney, maybe, but not Bush.

And on top of that, the extremely unsurprising fact is that federal government computers crash all the time. These agencies’ internal operations are all underfunded, and bureaucrats all over the country are using primitive computers that groan under the weight of today’s demands. Plus, requirements for data preservation are fairly lax—and even if they weren’t, problems happen in this realm frequently.

Remember the Bush-era U.S. attorney firings? The Bush White House announced that it had lost 5 million emails during that probe. Not all emails relating to the Valerie Plame investigation were properly preserved. And finally, a Justice Department report found that many emails written by and to two Bush administration officials who’d been involved in crafting the “torture is legal” argument had suddenly gone missing. I’m sure the people today saying that the IRS scandal is bigger than Watergate were making excuses then.

In this case, no excuses need to be made. Unless Lois Lerner is a clairvoyant, the idea that she deleted emails on June 13 to cover up behavior she didn’t even learn about until June 29 is simply preposterous to any rational person with even a passing respect for facts and evidence. Unfortunately, that doesn’t describe Darrell Issa, who is holding another hearing Monday night (yes, night!), casting his fishing line out into the sea one more time. His colleague Trey Gowdy is going to be getting all the Benghazi headlines once that committee is up and running, so Issa has to find something to do, I suppose.

What’s amusing to me here is this: Conservatives are the people who think government can’t do anything right. That is exactly the situation we have here. IRS employees in Cincinnati really screwed up the processing of applications. The people in the charge of them in Washington were to some degree asleep. Computers crashed and emails were lost. As far as conservatives are concerned, that’s what government does all the time.

To conservatives, that usually explains a lot. But here of course they thought they had a chance to advance the more delectably sinister theory that Obama is out to destroy his political enemies. But sorry. Obama’s no Nixon, and Lois Lerner is no Rose Mary Woods.

Issa needs to be strung up and tried.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Jun 23, 2014 - 09:03pm PT
Your brain is completely pickled Bruce. We all have freinds and/or family that are gay. I can tell you from conversations with them that this is a non issue with all but a tiny minority of rabble rousers. They have had all the same benefits of marriage without some of the prnalties for quite awhile now. About as relevant to real problems facing us as the the long gone racism you retards are always trying to gin up. By the way, only in your delirium were you guys winners In the climate debate.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Jun 23, 2014 - 09:06pm PT
Whatever happened to her emails is easily determined. There are about a billion litigation support services that figure that stuff out daily. The congress "hearings" are just red meat for the base. Total waste of time/money.

Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jun 23, 2014 - 09:10pm PT
Racism in America? Long gone. Just some ginned up nonsense like gender wage disparity.

I've asked you this before but ( like all other reasonable questions you have to date avoided) have you ever thought of running for some political office? Or was that you that was Mayor of Wassila?
crankster

Trad climber
Jun 23, 2014 - 09:14pm PT
Rick's observations on the state of the gay marriage date don't seem based on reality. A non issue? A minority of rabble rousers?
That sounds nonsensical.
Long gone racism?
Wow. I mean, wow.
johnboy

Trad climber
Can't get here from there
Jun 23, 2014 - 10:24pm PT
Rick,

You think "gays" are some how a deceptive deversion?

Other then that you think it's a none issue, nothing there right?
.
You tossed it out there, why, being it's a none issue to you and all that?

healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jun 23, 2014 - 10:41pm PT
Whenever conservatives complain about gays my usual counsel to them is to stop having them.
jammer

climber
Jun 24, 2014 - 12:51am PT
I don't at all think Ward is gay, but I definitely think he is "in the closet", and that he should "free" himself. Let loose on the world, man! Let yourself "shine"!
Sketch

Trad climber
H-ville
Jun 24, 2014 - 05:57am PT
Looks like there was a lively hen party last night. Sorry I missed it.













Kidding.
crankster

Trad climber
Jun 24, 2014 - 06:15am PT
Maybe you went to bed early fretting about all the "scandals?"
Sketch

Trad climber
H-ville
Jun 24, 2014 - 06:50am PT
crankster

Trad climber

Jun 24, 2014 - 06:15am PT
Maybe you went to bed early fretting about all the "scandals?"

You're projecting, again.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jun 24, 2014 - 06:54am PT
He was fretting about a sandal, not a scandal

k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Jun 24, 2014 - 07:19am PT
If we could just convince all republicans that Obama is white and republican, he wouldn't have to change hardly a single policy ...

This is so true. Because he's a Dem, the right-wing war machine is in high gear trying to tear down anything and everything that he tries to do.


The GOP are pros at character assassination. From the untold millions spent on Clinton's lie about a BJ, to now, millions of dollars and precious time spent on made-up stories about Benghazi.

RA, you sure ate crow on that one!

Solindra, $500M attempt at starting an industry against China? A drop in the bucket compared to what the GOP yokels will spend to try and bring down their opponent. There is no such thing as working together to better the country. It's war against the other side. The country?? That's not their concern.


Why don't you guys go out and do something positive for once?
Dr. F.

Trad climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 24, 2014 - 07:21am PT
McCain pals around with Terrorists!!!!!!!!!!!!

McCain posing with his good buddies ISIS "Freedom Fighters"
Credit: Dr. F.

I wonder if he is funneling illegal weapons to them?
Crazier things have happened
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