anymore; another example of Professional Journalists At Work.
MSNBC host Krystal Ball was in close communication with leaders of an online boycott aimed at advertisers on Rush Limbaugh’s popular radio show, e-mails between the boycott leaders indicate.
Be sure and look further down, some of the connections the group- and thus Ball- has.
Obama's 20 most self-absorbed moments; some real prizes here, this is about my favorite because of Clintons' involvement:
This time it was in the form of a 90 second add about the killing, where Obama had Bill Clinton extol the courage — not of the Navy SEALs who risked death, imprisonment, and torture — but of Obama for doing what every other American would have done by giving the order to go ahead with the mission; in other words, basically pointing at a picture of Bin Laden and saying “kill that.”
In the video, Clinton, speaking of the political risks Obama took in making such a decision, says “Suppose the Navy SEALs had been captured or killed. The downside would have been horrible for him.”
Oh, and yeah, it also would have been pretty rough for the SEALs who would have been captured, tortured, and beheaded by maniacs screaming “Allahu Akbar.” And their families probably would have taken it pretty hard too. But let that not distract from the courage Obama displayed, making an obvious decision in the face of the possibility of a minor and brief drop in his approval ratings, the result of which could have been a slightly increased possibility of (gasp!) losing an election.
5.56x45mm compared to .223: a whole rundown
So an 'American' union held a rally, and cheered what country?
Updated, see the end:
Assuming I understand this, some troops were ordered to destroy some Korans that had been defaced by the prisoners; they did. Then it was decided "We shouldn't have done that." Now the military is going to screw over the troops who did it? Really? 'Administrative punishment' is a fancy way of saying "If you had a career in the military, it's over!" is what I've been told. Wonderful way to eff-up morale, guys. Of course, what do we expect out of the people in charge nowadays? I was told by a guy that the ROE are so idiotic that if someone shoots at you- not 'is seen with a weapon' or 'displays a weapon' but SHOOTS AT YOU- if you return fire without first getting permission from an officer they look at how/what they can charge you for.
A: Screw Afghanistan, not only has the job been fucked up by the politicians(in and out of uniform), but we're losing troops for fucking NOTHING now.
B: Considering the President has been 'negotiating' with the enemy to turn the place back over to them, if he had any balls he'd just say "I have decided(emphasis on 'I') that our job is done and all US troops will be leaving Afghanistan." It's what the bastard wants to do anyway
Update: just ran across this:
U.S. officials have said that the service members did not know what they were throwing into the burn pit and that the books were pulled out by Afghan workers before they were destroyed. President Barack Obama apologized to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the incident.
A preliminary joint investigation into the matter — done by senior U.S. and Afghan military officials — concluded in early March that while mistakes were made in the burnings, there was no intent to desecrate the Korans or other religious materials.
But it has taken until now for the military to deliver the report and recommended punishments to senior Pentagon leaders for final action.
So, they weren't ordered to destroy the desecrated books, they were just told 'get rid of this stuff' and did. So now they're probably going to be screwed over to 'placate the Afghan people', who won't be placated and will demand heads(literally), so these troops will be screwed over for nothing. Except trying to play "Here's our belly, please be nice."
And if you wanted any proof that Pelosi is either one of the worst liars in Congress or, as Unc puts it, borderline insane...
And Holder seems to go with the "Tell the same lie to different people and hope they don't notice" idea.
“What I did do, I asked the inspector general to conduct an investigation. I put an end to the policy that led to the Fast and Furious debacle,” Holder responded. “I made personnel changes at ATF and in the U.S. Attorney’s Office. We made changes in the procedures there. And that is in stark contrast to what happened to my predecessor, Attorney General Mukasey, when he was briefed about the transmission of guns to Mexico and, as far as I can tell, did far less than what I did.”
As Gohmert pointed out, when Holder said, “And that is in stark contrast to what happened to my predecessor, Attorney General Mukasey, when he was briefed about the transmission of guns to Mexico,” he said exactly the same thing as the false statement he withdrew from Congress.
Video of a near-miss asteroid; considering they have to
plot the track,
aim the camera,
keep it on something moving about ten miles per second...