Wednesday Afternoon Open Thread

I’m burned out from watching the Oversight Committee hearing. The Giants game is coming on in a little bit.

What else is happening?

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82 Responses to Wednesday Afternoon Open Thread

  1. carol haka says:

    Now, my guy is on kicking ass! Trey Gowdy!

  2. gxm17 says:

    You’re missing some great rants.

  3. swanspirit says:

    I am liking Rohrabacher …Charlene Lamb is out of her depth in every way ..

  4. myiq2xu says:

  5. carol haka says:

    Love it!

    Comments regarding the voter fraud of tea partiers – hysterical!

  6. myiq2xu says:

    Eating Lamb alive

  7. foxyladi14 says:

    pass the salt. 😆

  8. carol haka says:

    Seriously assholes, just out the lying liars. Sign your book deals and collect on the backs of the ones throwing you under the bus!


  9. Gosh I so want a Perry Mason moment from Lamb.

  10. carol haka says:

    The line of the day:

    “We have limited resources.” ms. lamb

    While dipshit Obama wastes $100 million a day flying around the country.


  11. yttik says:

    These hearings are fabulous simply because it’s been a long time, if ever, that we’ve got to see this administration and it’s minions questioned. I mean, holy crap, people are asking them pointed questions and demanding answers! It’s almost like journalism or congressional over sight, or something. I haven’t seen anything like it in years.

  12. gxm17 says:

    Have you seen the latest debate excuse? Obama is saying he was too polite. Good grief, they’re just going to keep spinning meme after meme in the hopes that one finally sticks. What they don’t seem to realize is that the horse has left the barn. And it ain’t coming back.

    • carol haka says:

      It’s hiding in Ann Romney’s stable. It’s tired of getting kicked …. 👿

    • yttik says:

      Rolling your eyes, hissing, and looking at your shoes is only considered polite behavior by 13 year olds.

    • lyn5 says:

      I realized years ago that I refuse to make excuses when I make mistakes. I simply say, “I’m sorry,” and move on.

    • DM says:

      Ann is getting better with reporters. I like the way she shifted the conversation from the 47% to another subject. Well done!

  13. carol haka says:

    26 days 8 hours 38 minutes ………. We need a countdown clock! 👿

  14. gxm17 says:

    Over at you’d never know a congressional hearing just took place.

    • yttik says:

      If the people ever got to see congressional over sight in action, I bet congressional approval ratings would rise. Because of the media, we’re all left with the opinion that congress is really just a useless branch of government that serves no real purpose.

      • gram cracker says:

        I watched most of the Iran Contra hearings on c-span back in the 80s. At the time I was in Chicago much of the time representing R&D during a Test Market production and covered 2nd shift.

        As a political junkie and history buff it was very interesting to see the hearings live. It seemed to me that some people would rather do something covertly than make their case to the general public and generate support for something they supposedly believe in so passionately.

  15. carol haka says:

    I’m heading for a Steak ‘n Shake Banana Strawberry happy hour Shake! Carry on without me! ……. 👿

  16. HELENK says:

    the VP debate tomorrow should be interesting.
    the moderator is married to a classmate of backtrack. He went to their daughter’s wedding.

    no there will be no conflict of interest there. And I am 21 and look like Linda Darnell

  17. Did you listen to some of the callers? They are blaming the diplomats for the lack of security with the little security they had on hand. None of the Dems seemed to get that this happened on 9/11. One even commented that it was obvious that one of our embassies would be attacked because of the fact that they are mainly over there. But seemed unconcerned about the fact an attack did happen.

    {{head slap}}

  18. gram cracker says:

    Does anybody know who first claimed that the YouTube video was the catalyst for the Benghazi attack? Who first claimed it and when? How did this fairy-tail even get started?

    If you didn’t know who and why then don’t be out there stating you do when you don’t five days later. STFU and say there is an ongoing investigation and that it would be irresponsible to publicly speculate about responsibility. To use the word “concrete” is irresponsible.

    • My understanding is it came from Rice herself. Wasn’t it a letter or some other official notice that came out?

      • DM says:

        Rice was a Sunday talk misinformation campaign, but after both Hillary and Obama talked as if the video was the reason for the Benghazi horror.

        • insanelysane says:

          Obama spoke on White House steps with Hillary at his elbow. He said the “disgusting ” video caused unrest and it spread.
          Hillary did not speak. That, I believe was 9/12 mid afternoon.
          However, earlier, that day I heard Hillary say carefully worded statement mentioning the video and added that US is not the maker of the video and US has freedom of speech and even if they had wanted to stop it…with the web, they couldn’t anyway.
          I don’t think she actually said the video was the cause.
          She addressed the insult to Islam and how that never is a good thing but also stood up for the 1st Amend.

          That’s how I remember it unfolding.

    • yttik says:

      I agree! If they didn’t know what happened, then say there’s an on going investigation and we’re waiting for the facts to come in. But they didn’t do that, they went out and claimed with absolute certainty that this was not a terrorist attack, it was a riot over a you tube video.

      • insanelysane says:

        Remember, the Embassy in Cairo sent that tweet or email saying US had nothing to do with any video slamming the M. They didn’t approve of it but were not responsible. Then Romney added his and then Obama came and scolded and said the things about the video.

    • DM says:

      I think the media, maybe because there was no information coming from the government. There had been a demonstration in Egypt that got ugly, and then when the information from Benghazi came through the wires, the media tied the dots as if Egypt and Benghazi were responding to the video. I think the administration just took the thread and ran with it instead of setting the record straight.

      • gram cracker says:

        That sounds like what I recall from that night and early the next day. If so, then the responsible response from the Obama admin would have been to quickly say we don’t know yet who or what is behind the attack at Benghazi. They should have STFU about the stupid video instead of giving it so much publicity. What a cluster fa duddle.

        Was it the tweets from the Egyptian embassy that first talked about the video? Then the silence for hours from Washington left a vacuum that was filled by media speculation and the Embassy tweets. I recall thinking somebody needs to pull the plug on the tweets. Official communication should be coming from Obama or Hillary in Washington, not tweets from Egypt.

        What a 3AM call failure! Hillary was right about Obama, but unfortunately she now carries his water.

        • DM says:

          Correct gram cracker. The administration took the bad reporting and ran with it instead of correcting the reports. The administration could have said that the video seemed to spark demonstrations in Egypt but that the Benghazi horror was a separate attack and that it was being investigated. There were more demonstrations all over the world over the video, so I could see not giving fuel to those demonstrations by admitting that the USA had just suffered in Benghazi. I’ll accept that, but I think that congress should had been alerted about the situation with the promise that as soon as the world calmed down, the administration would release the information. Rice should have never lied because now she has no credibility, like Collin Powell.

    • carol haka says:

      Hillary blamed the attack on video in her first statement. Hillary blamed the attack on the video at the military transfer.

  19. votermom says:

    Couple of neighborhood kids just knocked on the door asking if they could rake leaves. Little capitalists.

  20. Quote of the day: “It’s on Google.”

  21. gram cracker says:

    Oh yea, wasn’t it the tweet from the Egyptian embassy apologizing for hurting the religious feelings of Muslims that was probably responsible for the jumping to a conclusion that the Benghazi attack was related to the video?

    Is the original tweeter getting a promotion or are they going to get a pink slip? I started a tweet that got the whole world in an uproar – sounds like it could be a BeeGees song.

  22. gram cracker says:

    Well the grandkids are throwing paper airplanes past my head. Better get them outside for some bike and scooter riding.

    As usual the Crawdad Hole is the best place for objective analysis of current events. Thanks for the sane sanctuary.

  23. votermom says:

  24. myiq2xu says:

    White House Asked Isn’t Obama The One Who Shot First, Aimed Later on Libya?

  25. votermom says:

    Issa retweeted Tapper

  26. Bolton chimes in. Says the careerists at the State Dept have been consistent & questions why Rice went on Sunday TV shows:

  27. DM says:

    Political wire:

    “Internal Obama polling data show that all swing states have tightened up and that Romney is within the margin of error in states like Ohio and Virginia and Florida. It’s now a dogfight across the swing-state battlefield and any sense of pre-debate complacency that some Obama hands feared was creeping into both turnout and fundraising has vanished.”

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