Yesterday’s NYT:

“Aides said the golf game did not reflect the depth of his grief over Mr. Foley”

There are no words to describe how I feel right now.


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143 Responses to Seriously?

  1. 49erDweet says:

    Please, please, please tell me that’s from The Onion!

    • 49erDweet says:

      {{Shudder}} There it is in the Times. {{Facepalm}}

      “But as soon as the cameras went off, Mr. Obama headed to his favorite golf course on Martha’s Vineyard, where he is on vacation, seemingly able to put the savagery out of his mind.”

      Left unsaid was just how shallow a mind is needed to ignore that much savagery. But I can guess.

      • Lulu says:

        The Daily Mail of course has an article today! that Foley was crucified, tortured, and all around grossly mistreated before execution because he has a brother in the US military. He was treated infinitely worse than other kidnapped people. The WH and the old grey whore (NYT) had to get out in front of this so they made up a fake story about a narcissist’s empathy.

        I had wondered why this guy was executed so cruelly rather than another one so now we know thanks to the UK press because our own media are disgusting pigs. I had also wondered by old dopey Hagel and so many generals have flipped on the Bronco lately. I think we know that now too. One general talking on a DC radio show in the past couple of days aimed at the Pentagon personnel said Obama had plenty of intel to get Foley out but he fucked around, wouldn’t make a decision for MONTHS, the intel got cold, THEN he decided so the rescue failed. Then Bronco blames it on the intel and military guys. They are beyond livid with him. So to get out in front of a dangerous uncontrollable UK press Bronco has a sad and interrupts his golf game. POS.

        This administration is unraveling and it is very dangerous. Bronco and his disgusting pigs just tried to highjack our criminal justice system and use a young policeman to rile up his base so Bronco won’t have to deal with a Republican Senate. It failed this time (Zimmerman succeeded sort of) although the media won’t like talking about it they are packing up and leaving Missouri and Dems are ranked lower than poop right now there. He has met stiff resistance from law enforcement and the criminal courts who rely on cops. Lost the generals and the military with this horror and PR doesn’t matter with them as much. And if he looses control of the bureaucracy, which is possible if federal judges keep telling the dumbasses in civil service “Are you willing to go to jail for people who are only going to be in town two more years at most?”, then it is all over and he might as well move to Palm Springs or wherever he bought his cheap lemon celebrity Rat Pack house to slob around in all day. I still think he quits next year because he will be so hated and powerless that the ideological Dems will be ready to see him go away rather than have no political party. Bronco stands for cascading catastrophic failure.
        (Sorry for no links but my laptop is dying and the new one being built just for me!, with one of my kids professional discounts, is not here yet)

      • leslie says:

        ” Left unsaid . . . ” They were too busy getting their heads out of bronco’s a$$ to think about his shallow mind.

      • votermom says:

        I really think Obama supports the Islamists. Why would he grieve? These are holy warriors doing Allah’s work.

    • Anthony says:

      Joe Scarborough gets the prize –

      “Obama golfing shows ISIS he’s One Cold Bastard!”

      Valerie Jarrett must have been really squeezing his junk under his desk to make him come out with that ridiculous bullshit….

      • fif says:

        It just goes to show they will got to ANY length to defend, excuse and slobber over him. It’s pathological. He’s GOLFING on vacation when this young, brave journalist was brutally tortured and murdered and this is how they interpret it – for the public. They’ve got blood on their hands too by electing him and enabling this to continue.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Once again Scarborough demonstrates his ineptitude in comprehending the Islamic mind.

        • Anthony says:

          Entirely possible, but Mika and ValJar are BFF’s, and you can always count on learning the latest talking points/damage control memes by listening to what Mika spews.

          On the rare occasion, Joe (Jackass that he most certainly might be) is strong-armed into spouting the same gibberish, especially a day or so after he speaks out against our toy commander

  2. The Klown says:
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    • 49erDweet says:

      Why in the world would Kos stray from the approved scenario? It’s not like he has any integrity or anything…

      • Lulu says:

        I refuse to read it. But all of the media is trying to let the ignorati down easy. There is no case for murder. There was never a case for murder. Even the US attorney general refused to meet with family with their crazy lawyers so he could probably tell them it was not the civil rights case of the century. He must have met with the settlement seeking lawyers separately and told them they picked the wrong case this late and close to the election and let Bronco down. It ends with a whimper and a young cop with a huge legal fund he probably won’t need for lawyers but will need to start a new life. Even scumbag opportunist Kos gets it.

    • DeniseVB says:

      This diary caught my eye at Kos. If Lola’s peeking in today, it would interest her too since it gave a shout out to CPS…..forcing him to feed his kids or something.

      • Lulu says:

        Not exactly a deep thinker huh? They realize things are deeply screwed up but not why. I find the inability to understand cause and effect disturbing and rampant which of course plays into why some are caught in being poor. A vicious circle we are in.

        • DeniseVB says:

          He got over 500 “tips” in the tip jar. He’s got company. I love how they blame everybody but themselves for being in such poor shape. It’s choices, especially for the able bodied. I have no sympathy for people with computers whining about how po’ they are.

          I call it the “Cousin Eddie” syndrome. In the movie Vacation he’s been out of work for 7 years because he’s waiting for a management position 😉

          • I read it. Interesting how those with low incomes/no jobs do not see cause and effect. Like how 800,000 illegal immigrants gaining amnesty will help their job/income situation or that their loss of benefits being tied to the Obamacare mandates.. They forget who the President is and blame Republicans.

  4. 49erDweet says:

    Don’t know if it was posted earlier, but this headline and story is extremely curious. Wasn’t it only a week ago that there was no “cure” for Ebola>
    Or is it only me?

  5. The Klown says:

    Salon now uses clickbaiting as a business model:

  6. The Klown says:
    • lyn says:

      LOL. I watched Taylor and never noticed that the dancers were twerking.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I watched the video and it looked like she was poking fun at different genres of music, it’s even in the words she sings. I did see a tweet from a black rapper who said he didn’t watch it but he was sure it was racist ? Was that the dog whistle ? Stupid Huffpoop.

  7. The Klown says:

    Same planet, different worlds:

    Should white conservatives feel concerned and outraged by what happened in Ferguson? Of course. We all have good reason to expect grownup behavior from cops. But guilt? Yes white conservatives all benefited from their low melanin count, but white liberals benefit just the same. I really don’t know if conservative politicos armor and empower the police any more than ours do. Bill Clinton certainly approved and those of us who will soon go glossolalic for Hillary should ask ourselves how much we really think she will challenge the police-military-industrial complex.

    It seems to me the main difference is that liberals feel guilty about it and conservatives don’t. In fact it seems to me that guilt could be both necessary and sufficient to explain far ends of the liberal-conservative axis. A conservative who can feel guilt-at-a-distance is by definition persuadable (cough John Cole) and a liberal who feels none is a little suspicious. A conservative would say that liberals carry crosses around for no good reason; a liberal would respond that a conservative must be a sociopath, a sadist or overacting to hide the guilt he does feel (cf. the rabid, closeted homophobe). To be perfectly honest a creature of pure logic would choose liberal positions on some issues and side with conservatives on others. Those of us who stake ourselves to a ‘side’ do it at least in part because of what we feel or we choose not to, pretend not to or cannot feel.

    Kevin is right to muse that we lefties should think twice about leaning on guilt. It can easily become a crutch and a cheap shot. Jesus loved the poor and he probably would arrive black in a shit neighborhood if he showed up today but the guy also loathed self-righteousness. It takes patience to talk with rather than at but it pays off in the long run. Put another way Rachel Carson persuaded, Ed Abbey hectored. One of them created an almost unstoppable unity of environmental consciousness in America, the other divided the movement and tarred it with groups he inspired like Earth First! and the (alleged) ELF.

    I consistently find Drum among the most persuasive writers in blogs. It seems hardly a coincidence that he would use my short bit to ask whether we liberals hurt ourselves by swinging guilt like a club. Or take another group that often convinces me of things I do not already believe, American Conservative. Like drum they tend to stick to good faith (and often hard-earned expertise) over easy moral frames. Naturally I do not believe speaking with instead of at will make conservatives liberal or vice versa. Not many people will invert their most fundamental characteristics because you asked them. On the other hand I doubt that many of us either congenitally feel intense guilt or violently resist it.

    Take Ferguson forexample. You hear a lot of white St. Louis defending the cop. Do that many people hate and fear black people? Some yes, but all? Probably not. Probably not even an electorally significant fraction. That KKK fundraiser fell apart because the hate community just can’t find that many people willing to associate with their embarrassing mess. I am convinced that most find excuses to ignore Ferguson not out of hate but because the alternative is shame. Whether the shame is appropriate and justified, we will not solve human nature by ignoring it.

    People with no reason to buddy up with fossil fuel companies still turn their back on global warming in part because they feel like environmentalists will keep hectoring them until we all live in grass huts. This comes up a lot, and not all of it is smokescreening or trolls. I know plenty of enviro movement Abbeyites who talk this way. Bad faith assholes nutpick these guys and amplify their message, but they do that for a good reason. It works.


    Before I get permanently branded as an absolutist, even my paragons gladly shame someone when any regular person would agree that shame is deserved. There is a world of difference between making regular people feel like they’re walking a minefield of liberal sensitivities and calling out Mitt F*cking Romney (his actual middle name, in the opinion of many) for stepping all over Benghazi before the bodies were cold.

    • Lulu says:

      “leaning on guilt” isn’t working anymore. Been there done that. It is over. Shaming and hectoring starts backfiring after people figure out it is bullshit and a means to control and censor what people are “allowed” to say and think. Add in that they don’t know what the hell they are talking about, are nasty little fuckers, and aren’t fooling their shrinking audience and you have a cri de coeur on why they need to moderate their tactics. How are they going to remake themselves (like Madonna!) to stay marketable as opinion hawkers. If they are glib, reasonably un-ugly and have no ethics I always suggest a real estate career and that is what I suggest they do now. The time share market will pick up someday.

    • DandyTIger says:

      My gave a damn got up and went. My guilt hasn’t stopped laughing since watching the POTUS, most powerful man in the world, play the race, victim, guilt card over and over. Sorry people, it just ain’t working. Try a new con.

  8. leslie says:

    Foley’s parents were just on Morning Joe. Heart breaking.
    I could simply ?:&*^%€ bronco and his lap dogs. They are all asshats. Mika makes me want to hurl most all the time.

  9. votermom says:

    What I said upthread

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  11. DeniseVB says:

    Meanwhile the soap opera saga that is the Bob McDonnell trial continues in Virginia…….he read an email he wrote to his wife in 2011.

    Yes, he got caught being corrupt like all politicians are. The amount of corrupty-ness is less than it costs to fly Air Force One for an hour. Yet Obama gave his Solyndra bundler pals a half billion dollars in taxpayers money to fail.

    • DandyTIger says:

      I’ve been watching the crazy too. Quite a clever defense I have to say. They’re showing their marriage was dissolving. The prosecution case depends on the two of them conspiring together. If they weren’t really a couple, they likely wouldn’t have. Clever. And yes, the whole thing is a joke. The amount must be making most politicians laugh out loud. Clearly this is Chicago politics style retaliation.

  12. simofish says:

    I’ll bet Barry hands out those bubbleheads to visiting dignitaries

  13. leslie says:

    No kidding, I just heard someone on the radio – I wasn’t listening closely enough to know if he were a spokesman for the administration or a “reporter” – say, “ISIS has been on a sugar high for the past few weeks.” I don’t know whether to cry or scream when I hear childspeak rt the barbarism of these animals (or anything else of substance).Do they think if they don’t say it, it doesn’t exist? This country is run by infants.

    • piper says:

      Read somewhere that ISIS is an 80,000 strong army with last month recruitment of 6,000. Definitely not a JV team as the obama administration is.

      • Constance says:

        80,000 strong and we trained them. I always wondered why it took so many years to raise and train an Iraqi army. I guess they just kept shuffling through until they got every jihadist Johnny trained up.

        • Somebody says:

          ISIS isn’t the Iraqi army.

          • Constance says:

            I’m sure many of them are from the Iraqi army. Perhaps the Sunni leaders from the Iraqi army that were purged by Maliki for religious/political reasons.

  14. DeniseVB says:

    Speaking of bobbleheads, have to share this funny :facepalm: via WZ…..myiq,vm, you’ve got to steal the photo for a future post 😀

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Since Wilson hasn’t even been convicted of anything yet, what’s the harm helping his family at this time ? Looks like GoFundMe isn’t quaking in their boots with the threats…..oh well, it’s what lib slacktivists are paid to do…….fauxrage.

  16. votermom says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Do you think Foley could be canonized ? He’s sorta, kinda been called a martyr for his deep faith and strength before his murder. Though didn’t he denounce Obama and the U.S. in his final words ?

      • votermom says:

        I don’t know. The rule is that someone has to be dead 5 years in order to be considered a candidate (a rule very rarely waived by Pope). Then there are 4 steps –
        Servant of God – passed 1st screening & gets a Nihil Obstat (nothing disqualifies)
        Venerable – proof of heroic virtues approved by Rome
        Blessed – proof of martyrdom or proof of a miracle
        Saint – proof of a second miracle (unless a martyr, then just 1 miracle is required)

        If he publicly denounced or renounced Christ before his death I don’t think he would be considered a martyr. That’s where the investigation & witness testimonies would come in.

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    • Lulu says:

      Can I hit HIM in the eye? I have little hands and I am a weakling generally speaking. I am sure it wouldn’t hurt. This is the reasoning of three year olds who say it doesn’t really hurt when they bite the baby. Then you bite them and they get it. Why didn’t Kos’ mother bite him when he was three? Stupid little putz.

      • The Klown says:

        People die literally every day from getting punched with a fist.

        • lyn says:

          And it is against the law to hit a law enforcement officer. I know, that’s obvious.

          • DeniseVB says:

            Probably against the law to “touch” a law enforcement officer. Punching is assault and may/may not trigger a deadly force response. Guess, Michael Brown was “feeling lucky” that day.

      • Somebody says:

        The meme I keep hearing is six shots is excessive force. I’ve heard that over and over again from various sources. In CCL classes you’re taught if you are in fear for your life or great bodily harm, you shoot until they stop…….read go down. I would imagine the police are given similar advice. Soooooo the 4 shots in Brown’s arm would not have stopped him, they would not have brought him down. The last two shots would be the ones that brought him down.

        The question then becomes did that shot to the top of Brown’s head need to be fired? Perhaps it had already left officer Wilson’s gun before Brown started to go down, maybe that’s why it hit the top of his head, because Brown was falling forward. If however, Brown was clearly on his way down or if he had his hands up or if after he went down officer Wilson fired again that’s murder. But to just claim that six shots is excessive force is bullshit. There are plenty of examples of people hopped on various drugs bearing weapons that are a threat to themselves and others and in many cases it takes a lot of shots to bring somebody like that down.

        • The Klown says:

          Six shots from a semi-auto pistol takes about 2-3 seconds.

          • Somebody says:

            Yep that’s why it’s entirely possible the fatal bullet had already left Wilson’s gun before Brown had started to go down. Witnesses may disagree on a lot of things but the sounds I think everyone would most likely agree…….I heard so many pops then so many more or I heard a series of pops one after the other, etc. If witnesses heard a series of shots, silence then one shot……well that’s a whole different ballgame, but it appears it was a series of rapid fire shots, from even the most hostile witnesses.

    • fif says:

      Maybe someone should break his orbital socket and then he can accurately judge whether it’s relevant to a response.

    • Kathy says:

      Why would it matter if I hit Marcos in the eye? It’s called ‘assault’ idiot.

      • SHV says:

        That never seems to enter the discussion of “it was just shop lifting”. Attacking a police officer and attempting to get control of his firearm would likely be considered aggravated battery of a police officer, a major felony.

    • 49erDweet says:

      To ask the question is to display the depth of the author’s depravity.

  20. The Klown says:
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    This should be our ISIS strategy:

    1. Find them

    2. Kill them

    3. Come home

    • Somebody says:

      Sure from a military perspective, but politics always gets in the way. There will be all these rules of engagement imposed. Based on all the criticism Israel just got, I imagine they’ll expect some of our troops to go door to door like the fucking Avon lady.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Rules of engagement are for sob sisters and wishful dreamers. Klown’s rules are for serious warriors. Those who think survival needs rules, don’t survive. Find. Kill. Repeat as necessary. Come home.

    • votermom says:

      Nobody likes my “Nuke Em” plan.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Isn’t it #2 in Klown’s rules?

      • Somebody says:

        My hubby repeatedly says nuke em till they glow or turn that hell hole into glass. So he’s on the same page with you. I don’t think any POTUS would ever authorize nukes no matter what was going on.

        • votermom says:

          Much collateral damage & innocents dying but I suspect that loss of life would be smaller in the long run.

          • 49erDweet says:

            Call me cold hearted, but wives and children of ISIS guys aren’t really collateral damage. Their are carriers, aiders and abetters of radical Islamic terrorism. It’s literally bred into them. Destroy the sperm donors for a generation and they’ll return in 20 years and our children will be forced to go through this again a half century from now. It’s Ebolanesque.

        • 49erDweet says:

          And if the proper mountain range were to be targeted, think of all the glass Objets d’Art which would be instantly created!

    • Constance says:

      I keep hearing talk of two ISIS amo dumps or command centers in northern Syria, we should have at least bombed those into nothing.

  22. The Klown says:
    • Somebody says:

      What does that mean? Does it put you in a category where they can’t suspend your account or put you in twitmo?

      I’d follow you but I don’t have twitter, but if it’s important between hubby and my kids I could get you 8 followers. You know if you bought one of those Obama statues and played games with it, you’d get 800,000 followers.

    • leslie says:

      I’d help, but I’m already following you. Good Job!!

    • DeniseVB says:

      It took me 5 years to reach that milestone 🙂 Congrats !

    • 49erDweet says:

      Does that warrant a complementary White House dinner with a statute of the great one flown in for the occasion from Wilkes-Barre?

  23. The Klown says:
    • Somebody says:

      I’m sure they are planning any number of such attacks, they’re terrorists, that’s what they do. Our porous border certainly seems like an open invitation, Dempsey started to allude to that yesterday in the presser. However, from what I’ve heard there are a number of homegrown US citizens that have joined their ranks, as well as a large number of Europeans. Any of those members could waltz right into our country without much scrutiny.

      It is beyond time that we as a nation come to grips with the fact that we are in a kill or be killed situation. We may not want war, but the other side does…..whether that other side goes by the name Al Queda or ISIS or goatfuckers anonymous. I don’t know what it will take for some in this country to learn that lesson……see the email Denise posted yesterday. We do need to get very serious about our borders, not only the Mexican and Canadian borders but other ports of entry too. How do we deal with our own citizens that have joined the jihad ranks? GITMO, treason trials here in the US??? Can we keep them from coming back if they decide to? I’m not sure how we deal with them, but we should figure that out now before there is a crisis. Laws written in the aftermath of the crisis are never a good idea.

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    • Constance says:

      Yeah, ISIS is hard to find, they are the population of the middle part of Iraq and northern Syria. 80,000 war aged men didn’t just materialize out of nowhere.

  27. Kathy says:

    Anybody else think the Hagel/Dempsey pressed was odd yesterday? It seemed scarier than usual for this administration–almost as if they had grown a pair. Too much to ask for?

    • votermom says:

      Hagel seemed scared.

      • The Klown says:

        Hagel screwed the pooch when he accepted that appointment. He was supposed to give Obama political cover for downsizing the military, but then the world blew up.

        • mcnorman says:

          He was supposed to give Obama political cover for downsizing the military, but then the world blew up.

          Minor detail Klown. This was supposed to be a fun 8 years.

    • Somebody says:

      I totally agree Kathy, that was my take……out of character for anyone in this administration. My thoughts were A) we’re screwed something big is coming and they’re laying the ground work now for the excuses or B) They’re so fed up they don’t give a damn anymore about protocol and they’re going to just be blunt

    • Constance says:

      I think they were out talking against orders of the Obama regime.

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  31. mcnorman says:

    VOMIT ALERT: from Martha’s Vineyard…

    I can’t, but you can watch and listen at his pimping ho broadcasting corp NBC.

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