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Old 9th Jul 2014, 15:19
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Yes, it's called a 4 litre cask wine

The silver foil cask when blown up makes a great pillow !

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Old 9th Jul 2014, 15:40
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"...which has a bouquet like an Aborigine's armpit"
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Old 9th Jul 2014, 15:41
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Some justice, if delayed, for the guy actually responsible for the Katrina response

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor — including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.
Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering - Associated Press - POLITICO.com
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Old 9th Jul 2014, 15:43
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Shinseki was a Clinton general, just as Petraeus was a Bush general.
I find this kind of talk insulting to both of those professional soldiers. They were formed long before they got lots of stars, and "who appointed them" hardly changes their professional bona fides.

brick: good news that Mayor Idiot finally got his just desserts.
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Old 9th Jul 2014, 16:49
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I'm sure Ray Nagin will soon learn -- in more ways than one -- that prisons are indeed "chocolate institutions".
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Old 9th Jul 2014, 20:29
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Poor Barry can't even buy a friend these days...

Udall's campaign said the Colorado lawmaker did not want to miss the confirmation vote for San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who was nominated to become the next secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Udall cancels appearance with Obama | TheHill

Of course, Castro won his confirmation vote 71-26, so Udall's vote was not exactly a deal-breaker.


Poor Barry. The fall from being The Messiah, able to calm the seas, etc, etc, to not having anyone in the world, let alone his own political party, pay attention to him must be tough.

I'm sure another vacation in some "everyman" spot like the Hamptons, or Maui, or Martha's Vineyard on my dime will offer him some solace.
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Old 9th Jul 2014, 21:54
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Given the Peace Barry has brought to so many countries in the Sandpit, will the Noggies be asking for their Nobel back?
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Old 9th Jul 2014, 22:01
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I'm sure Ray Nagin will soon learn......
.......that he got a dose of what we call "OJ Simpson Justice."

You got away once, but we got you now.
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Old 9th Jul 2014, 23:18
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Old 9th Jul 2014, 23:19
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I hope they don't name an aircraft carrier after Obama.
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Old 9th Jul 2014, 23:24
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Nobel Peace Prize Committee in Rehab

Many of us said in 2008 that the last thing the world needed was a pseudo-European US President. We thought: "yes, 200,000 screaming Germans (and a drunken Nobel committee) can be wrong."

Well, here's a spot-on piece about Obama's failed European world view:

While Mr. Obama’s new style of diplomacy — soft power and nonintervention — was at first seen as a welcome break with the Bush years, five years later a dismal realization has set in. It turns out that soft power cannot replace hard power. On the contrary, soft power is merely a complementary foreign policy tool that can yield results only when it is backed up by real might and the political will to employ it if necessary.
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Old 9th Jul 2014, 23:27
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As opposed to our Deputy PM and Foreign Minister (a lady) who said that China does not respect weakness and Australia will stand up to them.

I agree, China does not respect the US solely because of what you have
written above, the softly approach.

Putin doesn't respect the US either for the same reasons.
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Old 10th Jul 2014, 00:02
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I hope they don't name an aircraft carrier after Obama.
He would probably order it to sail into a Russian or Iranian port and hand itself over as a gesture of good will.

China does not respect weakness
Its actually a concept that is fairly common , another words the middle east, Russia, Africa.

These people respect strength, and strength is not about having the biggest and most powerful toys, its about what you are prepared to do to back up what you want.

Or in two other common analogies.

Its not size that counts, its how you use it. (though sometimes that depends on her mood)

Or

A threat of force is no threat at all unless your prepared to carry it out.

We spend all this money equipping our forces with the best to win and save lives, only to butt f$#k them in the field.
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Old 10th Jul 2014, 00:33
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A threat of force is no threat at all unless your prepared to carry it out.
Same with red lines. Nobody will ever respect Obama again when it comes to international policy.

The only red line he will ever enforce will be against US citizens.
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Old 10th Jul 2014, 00:37
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No he won't, because they have already backed down at that Ranch.

And he knows damn well that that incident has been a call to arms
for the militia and that they have mobilized, firearms and all.

For all the Gov't Dept's that Ex mil people on the staff, the militia
have just as many with no restrictive ROE's !
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Old 10th Jul 2014, 01:42
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or all the Gov't Dept's that Ex mil people on the staff, the militia
have just as many with no restrictive ROE's !
You really don't want to go down that path. The vast majority of those people are just working with in the system and earning a crust.

If you go down that path, except in really extreme circumstances, then your no better than the some of the African and middle east countries. One must remember, a lot of those people in those countries believe they have moral justification on there side a swell.
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Old 10th Jul 2014, 01:43
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Where's the Faithful Huggy Fluffs around here that were so vociferous back in 2008 and again in 2012 when Obama was hawking his "Hope and Change" and "Yes We Can" horse shit?
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Old 10th Jul 2014, 02:10
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It will be Obama that takes them down that path.
The Militia are re active, not pro active.

I'm not inciting anything, just calling it like it is.
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Old 10th Jul 2014, 02:48
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Obama's Press Agents

There were NO WMD's in Iraq in 2003 - None!


The PJ Tatler » AP Stealth Edits Iraq WMD Story








today there is.
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Old 10th Jul 2014, 11:45
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China does not respect weakness
I'm thinking Japan 07 Dec 1941
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