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Old 14th Oct 2014, 18:57
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But if they can keep the lie, err spin, going for another 3 weeks (Benghazi anyone?) then maybe all that will ring in the electorate's ears is "we is got a deal with the Turks".
 
Old 14th Oct 2014, 19:53
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I think the electorate is hearing "Ebola," seeing the Kevin Bacon stand-in of the CDC director saying "Remain calm, all is well" and then seeing a dead guy and more people in the US infected.

And they are crapping themselves.

And realizing that Barry really is not all that and a bag of chips.

Not that Moo-chelle would let him have the chips anyway.

She is fair game since she has taken on a political role.
She spoke at a campaign event this weekend for the Democrat candidate for the U.S. Senate for Iowa and got his name wrong seven times.

Not that it's her campaigning and not Barry, who nobody wants to be seen with. Well, her and Bill Clinton. But not Obama.

Heck, the Democrat candidate in Kentucky won't even admit she voted for him. And she was a delegate at the Democratic National Convention and is on tape saying "Kentucky nominates Barack Obama!"
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Old 14th Oct 2014, 20:43
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I heard a senior USN officer - (I think they said he was a medico) - interviewed on TV who said he feared that ISIS might send out a dozen suicide 'bombers' (for want of a more appropriate word) who would go out and deliberately infect themselves with Ebola and then travel to the US before they became symptomatic.

My first reaction was: "Whoa there, sailor. Why put ideas like that into the enemy's heads?"

If anything remotely like that was to come to pass, it would be the very worst Hollywood scare pic. come to life. The scariest thing is that it would be so damned easy to achieve if those orchestrating such a move could get past the first (and only real) tripping point - finding (am I allowed to call them 'grossly misguided') Typhoid Annie volunteers wiling to sacrifice themselves. Which recent history would suggest they will not have trouble doing.

Let's hope the thought of an extended, possibly agonising death by haemorrhagic fever is a lot less appealing to all such potential volunteers than a 'glorious' quick death by a self-detonated bomb.

I fear it won't be.

If anything like this does come to pass, it will have enormous social and economic implications for an already bankrupt (in all meanings of that word) USA. (And not just the USA.) If social cohesion is to be maintained, it will also require truly inspiring political leadership - something that has been shown to be sadly lacking in damn near all the major Western countries of late.

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Old 14th Oct 2014, 20:50
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Whoa there, sailor. Why put ideas like that into the enemy's heads?
This sort of thing comes up occasionally. As I have said before, these people have no shortage of dedicated people (that is people who's entire purpose is to destroy us) thinking every conceivable to shaft us.

I can bet something as obvious as that has already been thought of, actioned or discounted.
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Old 14th Oct 2014, 20:50
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The great thing about the United States is that we have proven in the past that we can absorb the body blows inflicted upon us, debate the response, and come together to inflict total devastation on our attackers.

I think that ethic is still in place, and it will ultimately be applied to ISIS/Al Queda, the Obama administration, and the world-wide Left.
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Old 14th Oct 2014, 23:59
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come together to inflict total devastation on our attackers.
We need to work on this one--the Germans and Japanese were the last ones. Everyone since has been let off the hook.

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Old 15th Oct 2014, 01:52
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A nice 60-ish KT ground burst, some "WTF was that?!!" answered by "You are either with us or against us" and I bet things simmer down for a while...
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 11:04
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A nice 60-ish KT ground burst, some "WTF was that?!!" answered by "You are either with us or against us" and I bet things simmer down for a while...
Actually wouldn't work unless your prepared to keep going.
After the first one nothing would change until they see the reaction to it from our press and leftys. Hence another at least would need to be done.

So start with an large occupied town/city. Tell them its over, give them a bit of time then take out another, and tell them you are going to do the rest. The local population will then sort it for you.
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 00:04
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Well, in the nuclear holocaust business, the more, the merrier! Put shock and awe in Shock and Awe.

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Old 17th Oct 2014, 00:49
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It was only a recent few pages back in this Wheel, not to mention hundreds, probably, of posts during the 2008 election regarding Mrs. Sarah Palin's family and their hijinks.

Actions that the children, now adults, performed were blamed on her.

Naturally, I've been waiting for some of those same holier than thou types to notice:

Biden?s Son Reportedly Discharged from Navy After Testing Positive for Cocaine | Mediaite


But the young man accepted his responsibility and it is not Joe's fault.

Joe makes enough gaffes of his own (with full media support by ignoring them) that the sins of the adult children aren't his to bear.

I'm certain the 'respected' opposition on the left grants the same leeway to conservative politicians.

Right?
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 01:18
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I'll have some of what brick's smoking.
 
Old 17th Oct 2014, 16:23
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Documents released by conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch—and put forward by Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)—show that an assault rifle purchased as part of Fast and Furious was used in a Phoenix-area crime in July 2013 that left two people wounded.

Eric Holder's Top Deputy Resigns Amid Revelation Fast and Furious Guns Used in Phoenix Crime


Eric Holder, the Attorney General of the United States of America, is the only one in the nations 230+ year history to be found in contempt by an equal branch of government to the Executive Branch.

Because he won't provide documents Congress requires to perform its oversight function towards the Executive Branch and being a steward of the American taxpayers funds.

And he, and they, are getting away with it.

No whining when the next guy and his gang is even worse regarding the Constitution, the rule of law, and the concentration of power by the federal government's executive arm.

Regardless of party affiliation.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 16:42
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I've been saying for quite some time that today's progressive, so-called liberal Democrats are the biggest danger to our freedom that we have ever faced as a nation.

Here's more proof.

Houston?s Mayor Throws Out Citizens? Petition, Goes after Local Pastors | National Review Online

To understand the full extent of the city’s overreach, it is worth quoting the actual subpoena: The request for sermons, for example, seeks “all speeches, presentations, or sermons related to H[ouston] ERO, the Petition, Mayor Annise Parker, homosexuality, or gender identity prepared by, delivered by, revised by, or approved by you or in your possession.” “Or in your possession” — suddenly a Billy Graham sermon is the legal equivalent of child pornography.
I'm sure NBC Nightly News with Brain Williams will have this as one of their lead segments.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 17:38
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Originally Posted by con-pilot View Post

I'm sure NBC Nightly News with Brain Williams will have this as one of their lead segments.
Always a comedian, Mr. Pilot...
 
Old 17th Oct 2014, 17:46
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What happened to the Separation of Church and State?

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ."
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 18:01
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Not too sure about Separation of Church and State in this issue, but it is an outrageous violation of the First Amendment; Freedom of Speech.

Can you imagine the loud cries of outrage by the mainstream media if a Republican mayor of a major city had done this?
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 18:01
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OK, while we're at it, why not get all the mosques sermons, just don't tell PTT.
 
Old 17th Oct 2014, 18:09
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OK, while we're at it, why not get all the mosques sermons, just don't tell PTT.
Oh no, we could not do that, that would a violation of their rights, the left only goes after Christian Religions. The most popular being Catholic and in this case Baptist.

Not PC you understand.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 18:22
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The clown show just keeps getting better.

Obama's New Ebola Czar Does Not Have Medical, Health Care Background « CBS DC

Which is scarier?

Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden
Klain does not have a medical or a health care background.
 
Old 17th Oct 2014, 18:44
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But he stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
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