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White House Damage Control Script Jeopardized By New Disclosures

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It has been a tough weekend for the President. First, the CEO of the Associated Press states the government's seizure of AP phone records was "so broad and so secret," among other factors, "that it was an unconstitutional act," adding that it had already had a chilling effect on newsgathering and press freedom...

 

Add to that James Goodale's comments (the leading force behind the release of the Pentagon Papers and first amendment lawyer), that President Obama is "worse for press freedom than Nixon" and things are not going well...

But, the problems did not stop there as the Wall Street Journal reports that while President Obama claims not to have been made aware of the IRS indiscretions until May 10th it seems the White House's chief lawyer learned weeks ago that an audit of the IRS likely would show that agency employees inappropriately targeted conservative groups.

 

Via The Wall Street Journal,

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In the week of April 22, the Office of the White House Counsel and its head, Kathryn Ruemmler, were told by Treasury Department attorneys that an inspector general's report was nearing completion, the White House official said. In that conversation, Ms. Ruemmler learned that "a small number of line IRS employees had improperly scrutinized certain…organizations by using words like 'tea party' and 'patriot,' " the official said.

 

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The White House, which declined to make Ms. Ruemmler available for comment Sunday, wouldn't say whether she shared the information with anyone else in the senior administration staff.

 

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When findings are so potentially damaging, the president should immediately be informed, said Lanny Davis, who served as a special counsel to President Bill Clinton.

 

Of the controversies dogging Mr. Obama, including the terrorist assault in Benghazi, Libya, and the Justice Department's seizure of phone records of Associated Press journalists, the IRS case "is the most nuclear issue of all," Mr. Davis said. It involves the "misuse of the IRS" and "anyone who knew about this a few weeks ago and didn't tell the president shouldn't be in the White House,"

 

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Republican lawmakers on House oversight committees are pressing the investigation, with more hearings set for this week.

 

"Exactly who in the administration knew what about the IRS targeting is one of the key outstanding questions," said Rep. Darrell Issa

 

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"... President Obama and his administration seem more preoccupied with having deniability than quickly addressing serious wrongdoing..."

 

 

The President's response so far is that "we’re not going to participate in is a partisan fishing expedition."

 

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Sun, 05/19/2013 - 21:54 | 3579081 surf0766
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Why did the IRS plant this story now? Is it to provide cover for Benghazi? The immigration bill?  It all stinks.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 21:56 | 3579092 mydogisprettier...
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You can count on one thing....

 

If the MSM is talking about it....its a diversion.

 

My guess in the fiscal lack of progress...see:debt ceiling. or immigration bill. there is alot of evil stuff in it like national ID system.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:01 | 3579111 economics9698
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Pos will be there until the bankers decide he needs to go.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:06 | 3579126 quintago
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I would support impeaching him at this point. This is effing ridiculous.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:07 | 3579131 nmewn
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Biden...can't.

Its the smartest thing he ever did.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:15 | 3579153 quintago
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he'll be next

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:21 | 3579166 Muddy1
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Yes, a smokescreen to cover Benghazi.

 

Now that the press has had their RIGHTS infringed they know how gun owners feel.  Maybe they'll quit being a willing mouthpiece for the anti-gun crowd, and the Tyrant-in-waiting in the White House.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:23 | 3579172 surf0766
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The anger by the press is fake.  In the end they will go back to providing cover.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:50 | 3579242 Freddie
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The press is trying to provide a smokescreen for Benghazi.  Every "reporter" at AP or who has a story syndicated by AP has Obama kneepads.  F TV. F Hollywood and F the corrupt press.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:19 | 3579294 macholatte
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I have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of its charms.

Giacomo Casanova

 

In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

George Orwell

 

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.

Edward Bernays

 

I was one of the many horses pulling the wagon and couldn't escape left or right because of the will of the driver.

Adolf Eichmann

 

Shoot first and ask questions later, and don't worry, no matter what happens, I will protect you.

Hermann Goering

 

The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.

Vladimir Lenin

 

We don't let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?

Joseph Stalin

 

Always remember the first rule of power tactics; power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.

Saul Alinsky

 

Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.

Napoleon Bonaparte

 

Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.

Noam Chomsky

 

It is essential to seek out enemy agents who have come to conduct espionage against you and to bribe them to serve you. Give them instructions and care for them. Thus doubled agents are recruited and used.

Sun Tzu

 

All war is deception.

Sun Tzu

 

 

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:35 | 3579314 Richard Chesler
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Corrupt piece of shit. Leader of the free bankster world.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:58 | 3579342 wee-weed up
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"the CEO of the Associated Press states the government's seizure of AP phone records was "so broad and so secret," among other factors, "that it was an unconstitutional act,""

Ha! And this AP CEO idjiot really thinks Obummer & withHolder give two shits about the Constitution???

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 00:08 | 3579368 nope-1004
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Obama Sin Laden is a fucking first class liar.  Go smoke a dube behind some abandoned warehouse Obama, you loser!

 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 00:13 | 3579370 Big Slick
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I would wager the AP CEO is re-thinking his votes in the last two elections.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 00:33 | 3579402 Spirit Of Truth
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True The Vote's Catherine Engelbrecht Discusses IRS Targeting on Huckabee

http://thespiritoftruth.blogspot.com/2013/05/true-votes-catherine-engelb...

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 06:53 | 3579629 GetZeeGold
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How the current administration can follow the script from Soviet Russia and Watergate and think everything is going to work out is beyond me.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 07:03 | 3579633 Bearwagon
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Because you know what thinking means. Rest assured they don't ....

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 00:13 | 3579371 Harbanger
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Behind some abandoned warehouse in Detroit?  That would be a nice photoshop.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 01:29 | 3579460 Professorlocknload
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Unconstitutional? IRS? Hell, Roberts will just declare the whole scandal a tax and voila! All fixed.

 

 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 07:33 | 3579670 DanDaley
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...all hail Macbeth...

 

...all hail Obama...

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 07:40 | 3579677 overmedicatedun...
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I am reminded of nixon's 18 minute audio tape gap, and the question where was Obuma for the 4-5 hours unaccounted for during the bengazi attack? history rymes or is that rings.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:53 | 3579347 The Heart
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Banksters are not free.

They are hopelessly chained to the evil thing that will eventually kill them.

The god, money.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 00:07 | 3579364 Harbanger
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It's not the god, money. They already have all the money they desire, what they want is godly power over humanity.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 00:38 | 3579412 The Heart
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Ah, very true Harbanger. Thank you. The point is made times two.

They already have control over humanity by the power of the god, money.

May we leave it to each individual to decide what is of value, be it of the pocket, or of the heart.

Bless.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 01:18 | 3579450 Harbanger
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They don't quite have the control they desire yet, but let me give you a quote from a lady that I like.

"Let me give you a tip on a clue to men's characters: the man who? damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it. Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter. So long as men live together on earth and need means to deal with one another - their only substitute, if they abandon money, is the muzzle of a gun."

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 01:34 | 3579462 Professorlocknload
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Harbanger, thanks for that. + 1. Money as a store of the fruits of ones labor is respectable. As is honest labor itself.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 09:51 | 3579989 Spirit Of Truth
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"In god we trust" on dollars is small cap.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 02:13 | 3579491 Jena
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Whoa, that's good.

 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 06:15 | 3579597 Bendromeda Strain
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Rand quotes, taken in isolation, do convey a sense of immutable or transcendent truth.  Unfortunately, taken in totality, they betray a different evaluation.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 01:47 | 3579470 xavi1951
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Any origional thoughts of your own?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 01:47 | 3579471 xavi1951
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Any origional thoughts of your own?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 06:27 | 3579607 TruthDetector
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Here's a good take on why King-BHO isn't worried.  It's well worth the read.

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2013/05/17/why-obama-will-survive-the-...

 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 01:07 | 3579440 Panafrican Funk...
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I would suggest all three of the scandals are cover for something much worse.  This is a fight over whether we initiate WWIII or not.  I think there was hope in the "anti-war" faction that pushing Brennan through to continue the black ops war would be sufficient appeasement, but we truly seem to be reaching the endgame of the petrodollar, and this basically comes down to whether we bow out gracefully or commence to the following:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOEIruwzf54

We see this in the brutal smackdown of metals as well.  Defend petrodollar at all costs, right?  Beating the shit out of metals helps this cause on some fronts (though it's sort of a "sowing seeds of own destruction" trade).  Creating the necessary scenario for Japan to go full retard helps the "flight to the cleanest dirty shirt" meme as well; note the constant "anti-Euro" stream related to this as well (see:  US fully loaded debt to GDP ratio vs. PIIGS, suprise motherfuckers!  We're even more broke).  See how this all connects?  Petrodollar.  Must destroy the Kish Oil Bourse, among other things.  Action on Kish won't go without blowback (Russia/China).  Way the fuck too risky just to defend a fiat.  Those in certain positions are basically discounting billions of humans as pawns.  Would suggest preparing for a ICBM-nuke-in-stratosphere style EMP, NBC's show "Revolution" may become pretty fucking prophetic in short order.  As Laws puts it (paraphrasing), shit gets real when the EBT cards don't work.  Supply lines need energy.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 06:30 | 3579611 TruthDetector
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In that same spirit, here's a good take on why King-BHO isn't worried.  It's well worth the read.

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2013/05/17/why-obama-will-survive-the-...

 

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:55 | 3579251 SMG
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Biden is one of the biggest tools in politics I've ever seen.  Not only that, he is a true idiot.  What a great puppet.  Perhaps Obama goes off script more than the Oligarchs like and they want to replace him with Biden.  There is no way Biden would ever get elected president on his own, but maybe he could get there another way.  I heard him giving a NWO speech the other day, now I wonder...

Hello President Biden.

 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 00:25 | 3579386 disabledvet
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pretty much. don't see this as a cover for anything actually but a "perfect storm" of three depressions moving in. AP story, Benghazi and the IRS things are more than likely connected by the same "rogue elements in the White House"...this is pretty common for second terms. we'll see this week if the knives are out or what. i'll say again i love this guy but these are VERY powerful people who really look set to bust a move "Biden as President be damned."

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 06:18 | 3579599 Bendromeda Strain
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i'll say again i love this guy but these are VERY powerful people who really look set to bust a move

Who do you love, Biden or Young MC?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 06:32 | 3579613 TruthDetector
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Here's a good take on why King-BHO isn't worried.  It's well worth the read.

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2013/05/17/why-obama-will-survive-the-...

 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 03:40 | 3579533 you enjoy myself
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There is no way Biden would ever get elected president on his own

umm, you forget what obama's 2012 campaign strategy was - ignore all media (and issues) that anyone with an IQ over 100 might show an interest in, and instead hit up morning zoos, jimmy fallon, entertainment tonight, people magazine, etc.  the guy offered more coherent and comprehensive commentary on american idol judges and the final four than he did for any subject related to his job.

say what you want about obama (or rather, axelrod and plouffe), but the one thing he's proven capable of is playing the masses for the idiots they are.  don't think Biden doesn't know that. 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 08:18 | 3579722 Vince Clortho
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Well, yes.

They are all tools.  Anyone who has made it to Washington is an utter tool, a bootlicker.  

They would not have acheived their current positions if they had conscience or free will,

and would sell grandma into slavery if instructed to do so by their overlords.

Sociopathy runs rampant in politics.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 10:39 | 3580161 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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They are providing cover for their true favorite daughter Hillary. The black Judas is finished and they know it. They are just trying to protect her since she is the favored candidate for 2016. Hillary will turn on the black Judas also, the Clinton mafia doesn't forgive or forget, it is payback time for 2008. If the right wing RINOs of the Marxist party cut a deal with the left wing socialists. They are going to bury Benghazi unless team USA who believes in a free country and Capitalism finally get their shit together and do everything possible to purge and undermine all these Marxists in the government now which includes the Cronyism a capture of whole industries like finance/banks and the media.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:06 | 3579266 Ignatius
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Atleast a million Iraqis are dead.  70,000 Syrians and I can't recall how many Libyans... but God damn, lose one US ambassador as part of all this empire building bullshit and THAT'S what is intolerable.

We (Empire USA) are a truly sick tribe. And Obama -- like Bush before -- personifies it.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:34 | 3579312 Freddie
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Where is Code Pink on the wars?  Pretty silent since Bush left.  I cannot stand Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama because they are all teh same except Obama is the worst of the bunch.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 03:51 | 3579537 Xibalba
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What do they have in common? Goldman Sachs 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 08:24 | 3579730 drdolittle
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Yep, and the folks who voted obummer say jack about: continued presence in Iraq despite mission accomplished, still fighting in afgan and worse privacy inractions than bush. I'll give you bush sucked but lobomber is worse and the fools that support the whole democrat regime can't see it for what it is.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:22 | 3579170 akak
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It just goes to show, never send a smoking chimp to do a man's job.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 00:36 | 3579407 RideTheWalrus
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Someone needs to send Dennis Rodman to the Whitehouse to talk to Obama

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 10:28 | 3580132 americanspirit
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Would that be 'smirking chimp'? Although maybe a smoking, smirking chimp would be even better. However, I've known a few chimps in my life ( used to clean out cages at a zoo) and I always thought the chimps behind the bars were superior in every way to the primates on the sidewalks outside. My fave was an old guy (this was Fleishacker Zoo in SF, where I worked) who used to cavort around in his caghe, doing all kinds of crazy things until he had attracted a crowd, at which point he would leap onto the bars at the front of his cage and piss on them all. He could send a stream over 20 feet on a good day with the wind at his back. Priceless. And he didn't just smirk afterward - he belly-laughed.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:37 | 3579206 Ms. Erable
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The sitting president is either the most corrupt motherfucker to hold office since FDR (i.e., he knew about and/or ordered Benghazi, IRS, AP, etc.) and needs to be impeached, or he's the most incompetent motherfucker to ever hold the office (he really didn't know about any of this... yeah, I know, it's a giraffe's neck-sized stretch) and needs to be impeached.

Either way, he's a motherfucker and needs to be impeached and tried for treason, along with every one of his appointments (including those two bull dykes on SCOTUS).

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:11 | 3579274 AlaricBalth
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The disclosure of Kathryn Ruemmler having knowledge of the IRS debacle is one more step up the ladder to Obama. Ruemmler and Valerie Jarrett, Obama's gatekeeper, have consulted on many issues concerning the Administration. As a matter of fact Ruemmler and Jarrett attended the Supreme Court Prop 8 oral arguments together on 26 March 2013.

If Ruemmler knew, then Jarrett knew. No question about it. And if Jarrett was informed and did not tell Obama, well then she is a complete incompetent. Yet she is not inept, but actually a very shrewd politico and would have informed Obama. Therefore....

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 00:19 | 3579380 DaveyJones
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a lot of folks in the know suspected kathryn right away.  she has already made false statements surrounding the event

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:17 | 3579283 buyingsterling
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I always opposed him because he's a black liberal. Not that his blackness bothers me (though his darkness bothers me) but because the salad-tossing press would let him get away with murder, any criticism would be labeled racist, and he'd do his agitation thing to further divide the country. Obama is a pimp for tyranny.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:54 | 3579248 wee-weed up
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quintago  "I would support impeaching him at this point. This is effing ridiculous."

Agreed, but where the F have you been for the last 4 years?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 04:17 | 3579554 you enjoy myself
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I would support impeaching him at this point. This is effing ridiculous.

wrong strategy.  the senate dems, and media, could be witness to him slitting a puppy's throat and they wouldn't do a thing.  the most subversive, productive effort right now would be a (tongue-in-cheek) effort to rehabilitate Nixon's image, since his malfeasance was small-ball in comparison.  maybe a mock effort to expunge his impeachment, with commentary along the lines of "wtf, the guy got booted from the presidency because he covered up the break-in of a campaign office by mid-level staffers that weren't operating under his direct orders?  so how many americans were killed?  none!?  how many mexicans?  none again!?  did he somehow funnel billions in taxpayer money to campaign donors for battery bombs?  no!?  so you're saying he got removed from highest office in the land because he pretented not to know what his underlings were doing?  that seems unfair, given current events."

then you wait patiently for obama sycophants to mention that, well, Nixon's articles of impeachment also included charges that he used the IRS for vindictive, partisan purposes.....

 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 04:56 | 3579573 NoDebt
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Nixon was never impeached.  Only threatened with it, leading to his resignation.  But your point is well taken.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:42 | 3579221 mofreedom
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gahndi taught us how to win...and, no guns until they shoot...and and, start the conversation with the enemy in public...make them strike you...and, and, and they will all be gone...we cannot win with the media.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:12 | 3579275 Ignatius
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9/11 is the soft spot and 1,927 A & E's agree. 

http://www.ae911truth.org/

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:57 | 3579351 buyingsterling
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pull it

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:23 | 3579300 ghandi
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Oh, my child, war is eternal in the human heart.

Msm, given time and power, will consume their own black, crusty heart.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:28 | 3579307 spine001
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this may not be necessarily a diversion. They may be truly breaking ranks. It will happen near the end game, it may even be what triggers it. Remember that many in the elite will loose big time as it approaches

Until next time,

Engineer

 

 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 02:03 | 3579481 Clashfan
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Diversion? Perhaps. Perhaps not. But there does seem to have been a magnifcently sudden switch. Why is the big question.

I wonder how much tarpley has right about Benghazi here: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/05/16/gop-dredges-up-benghazi-incident...

 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 10:13 | 3580071 Smiley
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Anybody who believes a single thing their television tells them has my pity.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:29 | 3579188 seek
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And it's been confirmed it was planted by the plantee, no less.

If this is the distraction, it's safe to say we'll be really, really pissed at whatever they're distracting us from. I have to imagine it's impeachment worthy for them to go this far in confusing us.

My guess is there's some detail lingering in one of the other stories (Benghazi being the most likely -- seriously, both the head of the CIA and the Secretary of State made their exits, forced or not, after that fiasco. Given that level of reaction, there's got to be something huge hiding.) The reaction also implies that said fact is discoverable, as they would't try to hide so much from something they could successfully cover up.

 

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:41 | 3579218 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell, and Dean will be blamed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK8Iowe83-A

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 02:09 | 3579488 Clashfan
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Seek, now that's thinking, and I would offer this link again: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/05/16/gop-dredges-up-benghazi-incident...

Not saying I buy it all, but the idea that something buried in Benghazi is what, specifically, we are being distracted from is intriguing to say the least.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 04:25 | 3579560 lewy14
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Under Bush, Al Qaida worked for the CIA.

Under Obama, the CIA works for Al Qaida.

That's what they're hiding.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 06:25 | 3579604 Bendromeda Strain
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If this is the distraction, it's safe to say we'll be really, really pissed at whatever they're distracting us from.

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2013/05/that-crazy-benghazi-conspiracy-...

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 08:28 | 3579739 drdolittle
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Seek, you are one smart mofo.

Can you all imagine president Biden? Oh crap. Biden can't get elected on his own but could be Ford.

 Would that imply that the puppet masters would be afraid of a republican candidate in the next election? I'd have trouble believing that.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:48 | 3579234 20834A
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Obama's DoJ bitchslaps Rothschild's AP. Trouble in 1% paradise?

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:12 | 3579273 Van Halen
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I got my money on Rothschild.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 00:26 | 3579388 DaveyJones
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No bother,, they already have your money

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:57 | 3579352 markettime
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I heard congress suspended the debt ceiling again while making sure they all get paid. 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 00:29 | 3579392 Go Tribe
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It was not a diversion. It was going to come out, they attempted to pre-empt it. Failed miserably.

The more interesting question is: Who was going to leak it?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 00:41 | 3579417 Buck Johnson
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I know, Benghazi is a stunner.  I think something really bad was decided on that day and it turned ugly real quick.  Why else would Hilary leave the State Dept. so soon.  It's because she was the sacrificial lamb for now.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 08:26 | 3579734 andrewp111
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There is a theory in a comment above  http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-05-19/white-house-damage-control-scri... that Benghazi was a failed plan to stage a kidnapping of the Ambassador and then make Obama a hero with the hostage rescue right before the election.  Does anyone have any links or hard evidence of this?

Something like this would be sufficient cause to circle the wagons with multiple layers of cover ups, and would be impeachable if proven.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 02:55 | 3579517 AgLand
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Why now? They knew it would eventually come out.

When are mid-term elections? Ramps about a years time from now.

Better toile it all 'old news' now.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 07:41 | 3579679 three chord sloth
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Oh, c'mon... it's a trap. A set up.

Step one: Create partisan scandal.

Step two: Wait for the other party and the press to run with it.

Step three: "Discover" a handful of left-of-center groups who were also targeted.

Step four: Watch as a relieved press corp declares the whole thing a non-issue, writes gleeful editorials about "avoiding jumping the gun", treats all future Obama scandals as "witch hunts" by partisan hacks, and vows to never pre-judge (or judge at all) our poor, long-suffering, sainted president.

Result: New Teflon coating for Obama.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 07:44 | 3579680 overmedicatedun...
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a set up? perhaps cover for the coup that is brewing in our military and segments of the agencies..I hear knives have been ordered for the Senators.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 21:54 | 3579083 Ljoot
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Fuck you Bernanke.

 

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:36 | 3579208 ShankyS
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FU Bernanke? You need to be pointing your middle finger in another direction, and I think it is quite obvious where it needs to be pointed. 

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:03 | 3579263 Ben Jammin Bernanke
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Fuck you Krugman.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 21:55 | 3579084 lolmao500
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Another way to get rid of that POS in office is congress adjourning till he and his whole staff resigns.

It has been a tough weekend for the President. First, the CEO of the Associated Press states the government's seizure of AP phone records was "so broad and so secret," among other factors, "that it was an unconstitutional act," adding that it had already had a chilling effect on newsgathering and press freedom...

Not that it will stop them from sucking the government's cock so that it's well lubed the fuck us all...

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:25 | 3579132 mofreedom
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yes, adjourn, if they have the guts, if they finally have the guts.  if they do not, WE march on washington...my manure spreader is full of pig feces and straw...it is US vs DC...AMEN!

 

edit...is big janet opposed to pig crap...she is a muslim right...if so...liquid tanker trucks full of the good stuff...pig piss and runny...

 

 

http://www.prisonplanet.com/homeland-security-guidelines-advise-deferenc...

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:10 | 3579270 Freddie
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AP are scum like Obama.  This is all kabuki to try to get the sheep to ignore Benghazi.   Obama is the biggest POS ever and yes I would take the other puppet Biden over the Islamic any day.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 01:44 | 3579467 mumcard
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With the stupid shit that comes out of Biden's mouth he'd be out in a few weeks.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:16 | 3579287 Ignatius
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AP releases are typically prime propaganda so it's odd they should be 'offended' with what all other crminal shit goes on.  Biting the hand that feeds, I guess.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 21:55 | 3579088 mydogisprettier...
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Gee...this President doing something illegal and unconstitutional??

 

really??? Who'd a thunk it?

 

After HR347, NDAA, drone strikes against american citizens, etc....

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:30 | 3579186 nonclaim
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This president is a coward and a liar beyond belief.

All we need is one! journalist to ask the right questions on the next press conference and he is done.

Dear Journalist, you don't need permission to ask questions. You don't need a microfone. JUST ASK A CLEAR QUESTION IN A CLEAR LOUD VOICE.

ONE MORE LIE AND HE IS DONE!

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:17 | 3579289 Van Halen
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I respectfully disagree. He's black and so it's going to be doubly hard to get him out of office as the Republicans won't want to be on record impeaching a black president. Even if he was on film strangling children it will be a nightmare to get him impeached. Besides, impeachment is going to create a constitutional crisis that will drag on for months, maybe years. Best thing to do is hammer the administration over and over and keep digging up all their lies and dirt until administration officials start 'spending more time with their families' en masse. Then Obama will be much weaker and hopefully we can get some common sense reps elected in 2014. I see the TEA Party is invigorated again - now we know what happened to them. They need to demand immediately that their applications be fasttracked through the system or they should just raise holy hell until they get it done.

Anyone going to the TEA Party IRS protest on Tuesday? They're being held all over the nation.

http://www.teapartypatriots.org/irs-office-locations/

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 00:31 | 3579396 Go Tribe
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His little "I'm Black" speech today is the beginning of the "my critics are racists" meme. Problem is, Blacks hate the kind of government that obama is.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 01:13 | 3579448 Nick Jihad
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This makes me suspect that the Cincinnatti IRS staffers who were stonewalling Tea Party applications, will turn out to be black. This seems plausible to me, because African-Americans have been caught up in the Obama campaign in a way that could lead overzealous individuals to rash deeds.

That would eplain why the Democrats are in a panic - if it seems bad as a political scandal, what happens if it acquires a racial dimension?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 06:21 | 3579601 Ace Ventura
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If it acquires a racial dimension nothing will happen. The media will find a way to cover it up, like they do with stories of black on white crime, flash mobs of 'vibrant urban yutes' attacking whites, etc.

You should have seen the contortions MSNBC was twisting itself into trying to defend the scandals this past weekend. GOP partisan witchhunts, they howled. They even took the comical angle of running a banner at the bottom of the screen that read something like: 'The Rights Scandal Problem'!

You can't make this stuff up! But it goes to show you the lengths the corrupt media will go to in defending this administration.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 08:32 | 3579747 drdolittle
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19 out of 20 black voters votd for him. Other brown peopld voted in mass for obum. It's divide and conquer.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 21:58 | 3579097 Intelligence_In...
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The Osama slayer strikes again!

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 21:59 | 3579101 fuu
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Clinton's ex-lawyer says the Bengazi thing isn't as important as the IRS thing.

Good to know.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:14 | 3579152 max2205
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Hot tubs and poison darts are sold out.....hummm lots of bodies will be found through the next months

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:12 | 3579279 Freddie
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He is saying that because Hillary is up to her eyeballs in Benghazi.   Bill is supposedly furious about Benghazi and his supposed wife getting thrown under the bus.

"What difference does it make!!!'

Hillary Clinton

F them all.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:00 | 3579104 the 300000000th...
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We will probably have a big "terror attack" in the coming weeks to take focus off of this. Oh shit.... They allready used up the "Boston card" to cover up the last sh$t.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:16 | 3579137 Dr. Engali
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You mean in the form of nuclear missile hellfire ?

U.S. removes 17 nuclear missile officers in an unprecedented move

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/05/08/302543/us-removes-17-nuclear-mis...

And this from the Guardian.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/08/us-airforce-nuclear-missiles

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 08:34 | 3579749 drdolittle
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Doc, that's downright scary.

Oh well, better to die on your feet than live on your knees. Beautiful weather the next few days, truly a good day to die.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:51 | 3579344 Fuku Ben
Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:15 | 3579105 jim249
Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:40 | 3579216 buzzsaw99
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the wsj can suck irs cock

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:00 | 3579107 nmewn
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Well thank goodness Progress Florida was cleared in comparitively record time (along with any other orgainization with "Progress" or "Forward") in its name.

http://www.progressflorida.org/

Or else someone might think something was afoot Progressive Land ;-)

By the way...just where and what the fuck was the "Commander in Chief" doing while Americans in Benghazi were under attack?

I'm sure the AP is all over that question.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:21 | 3579167 Hulk
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Hey nmewn, good buddy, good pal, old friend, have you checked your lottery ticket today ???

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:47 | 3579200 nmewn
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Did not play, long odds...lol...somewhere in Zephyrhills I think someone hit it.

Another (back on track)...

Here's another one...who's birthdate seems to be September 12 2011...they didn't seem to have a problem getting approval with a laundry list of exactly who the fuck are you?...and why do you need tax exempt status?

Check the links...they're all political...and left...ahem, progressive.

http://progressnc.org/about/

I'm thinkin of naming mine...Progress Tea Party Going Forward ;-)

////////////////////

Oh my, I could do this all night...lol.

What have we here?...2011...

http://scforwardprogress.com/about

Another...apparently oblivious to grades in NYC...

http://teachersites.schoolworld.com/webpages/NYSSDC/files/learning%20forward%20ny%20constitution%20&%20by-laws%20%202011.pdf

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:19 | 3579292 Van Halen
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My favorite question from the IRS was regarding what people were saying in their prayers.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 06:26 | 3579606 nmewn
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Yeah, that was a good one.

Goes way beyond the concept (and law) of separation of church and state...right into, what did you say, why did you say it and what did/do you think.

I'm an unelected, faceless, unaccountable bureaucrat...I have a right to know dammit!...lol.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:53 | 3579346 20834A
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Breaking Headline: Tea Party HOPES IRS will CHANGE

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 08:37 | 3579755 drdolittle
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It's awesome that you can get immunity by saying you don't know.

If you lose an aircraft carrier, no matter what happened, it's your fault as the co and you are relieved of duty, career essentially over. If a nurse screws up and givs the wrong med the hospital and doctor are liable. Why not the same standard here?

Race card coming hard.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:02 | 3579113 gimli
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How could Obama participate in a fishing expedition?

He's much too busy playing golf.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:46 | 3579334 The Heart
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Oh babble fish, oh babble fish, tell us all that is true...

If it is beeswax and horsewash...what are you?

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/05/19/2033451/mitch-mcconnell-bac...

 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 00:58 | 3579429 i-dog
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BOTH sides scrabbling to cover up Benghazi by shuffling it off to a captive commission of enquiry? Who'da thunkit!?!

Benghazi is the big one.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:02 | 3579114 Winston Churchill
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Barrack Hussein Schultz .

All hail the thief.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:15 | 3579148 mofreedom
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i taught my three year old son the president's name:  barack milhouse husein obama....hat-tip mark levin...when thar panty waste john mccain said we couldn't call osama husein.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:02 | 3579116 Cdad
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The President's response so far is that "we’re not going to participate in is a partisan fishing expedition."

Good.  How about impeachment proceedings instead?  

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:27 | 3579304 Yen Cross
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  Cdad, I'm trying to upvote you but you have your profile locked. +1 on your comment.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 00:00 | 3579356 20834A
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"we’re not going to participate in is a partisan fishing expedition."

"Your winning, and I'm not playing anymore. So there!"

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 00:03 | 3579361 buyingsterling
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Obama is like a child who never does anything wrong, in his eyes. There's always an excuse for the behavior, whatever it is. No one ever sat him down and said, "Listen here, you little shit...." so he grew up into an enormous POS.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:02 | 3579118 WallowaMountainMan
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old news to those who saw what was coming when an addict was elected pres of the u.s. of a. sure it was only nicotine, but once an addict, always an addict...and power is the sweetest...

 

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:17 | 3579162 mofreedom
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hey, i resemble that comment but just mind my own business...

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:02 | 3579262 Hedge Fund of One
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Are you sure it was only nicotine?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 00:07 | 3579365 buyingsterling
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This raging narcissist megalomaniac wrote TWO autobiographies before he became President POS. Or some commie wrote them for him. That would be taken as a sign of mental illness by a sane electorate. Anyhoo, in one of them he confessed to 'snorting coke' when it was available. Obama went to a hoity toity prep school in HI, where coke was likely always available. In other words, he was a coke-head. That makes three coke-head presidents in a row.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:03 | 3579119 holdbuysell
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Drama goes up, trust goes down.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:05 | 3579125 Big Corked Boots
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The MSM will not, repeat NOT, give up their boy.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 00:10 | 3579369 buyingsterling
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In my mind I see the old media as a ratty whore, with her (his?) head between Obuttfuck's legs, 24/7/365, bobbing up and down furiously. 

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:07 | 3579129 Yen Cross
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     I miss the (2) party system.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:07 | 3579130 holdbuysell
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The President's response so far is that "we’re not going to participate in is a partisan fishing expedition."

That would be because Obama would be at the hook end of said fishing expedition.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:08 | 3579133 Jason T
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on our sad way to a dark age.. it's gonna suck... 2032

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:09 | 3579138 shermacman
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Only now is the mainstream media is paying attention. Five years into this disaster the journalists are whimpering about the AP wiretaps. Every single economic metric points to a failing economy and a more dangerous world. But now that Bathhouse Barry has listened into some news writer for the New York Times talking to his boyfriend about where to get some primo weed the AP is upset.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:11 | 3579139 chindit13
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Nothing emasculates a second term Pres better than a good scandal or two.  Obama is building up scandal surplus that should carry him through 2016.  Nothing turns large government into small, at least in terms of effect, faster than a good bit of highly partisan politicking.  Frankly, that’s almost……bullish.

When it's about to get really bad, you will know it by this sign:  senior advisors see the window of opportunity on post-Administration jobs closing and start jumping ship.  Que the "to spend more time with the family" tape.  Actually, we'll know it's really bad when even the "Carney-people" walk out.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:12 | 3579146 Dr. Engali
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Make no mistake. This is all playing out on purpose as a distraction. The question is ... what are they really up to?

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:41 | 3579217 chindit13
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I disagree.  I've been there.  "They" are not so omnipotent, but "they" are all too human. Their reason to be is to knock each other down.  Same in politics, same in business.  Reality more closely follows the Greek, Nordic or Hindu gods:  they fight with each other, and mere mortals are somewhere between collateral damage and an afterthought.  For some, that is disconcerting, when in fact it is opportunity.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:26 | 3579177 akak
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On the contrary --- I think nothing emasculates better than sharing one's bed with Sasquatch.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:35 | 3579202 TheFourthStooge-ing
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That's emasculation "rip it out by the roots" style.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:37 | 3579209 akak
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That is very mattering, very crusty, very much something.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:44 | 3579225 TheFourthStooge-ing
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That is indeed that.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:50 | 3579237 akak
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Emascuconflatulation is part of US 'american' citizenism eternal nature as parangongs of consumptionizing, blobbing-up and monolizing of the speeching means.

Alas, alas, three hard kicks to the balls alas, just have to bear with it.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:58 | 3579257 TheFourthStooge-ing
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.

Alas, alas, three hard kicks to the balls alas, just have to bear with it.

Ah, ah, by supporting this US 'american' citizenism citizen act, the others will provide the justification for the same treatment to be applied to them, upward blobbingly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcyCQT-FKCA

 

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:36 | 3579207 chindit13
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I'm going to take your word for it, and hope--because you're a nice guy---you are not speaking from experience.  One shudders to think.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:38 | 3579211 akak
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Hey, Sasquatches are people too!

 

(Aren't they?)

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:53 | 3579252 TheFourthStooge-ing
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akak said:

Hey, Sasquatches are people too!

(Aren't they?)

Perhaps that's best answered by Brock Samson:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrZnLUWJnq0

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 08:42 | 3579766 drdolittle
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You sobs at zh make me laugh my ass off all the time. Tragedy and comedy, so closely related.

Thanks akak

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:33 | 3579198 seek
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You have a forced exit of the head of the CIA (Petraeus) and the Secretary of State (Clinton.) That's more than enough jumping ship for me to believe what's been hidden (and about to come out) is really bad.

If Holder or Panetta bail out we'll know it's a Watergate-level event or worse.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:43 | 3579224 chindit13
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Petraeus was ineffective, unpopular, and he hung himself. He was resume-padding while entertaining fantasies of 2016.  Hillary left to gather her strength for '16, though she is probably now finished.  Panetta, I believe, is in Carmel already.  Holder is still putting together his wardrobe, and we'd hardly know if he left or not.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:51 | 3579243 Jim in MN
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Hey, it's better than Ron Brown.

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:46 | 3579335 chindit13
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You know, don't you, that they've leased out the floor space in Federal Courtrooms to itinerant sharecroppers?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 06:37 | 3579447 francis_sawyer
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That's more than enough jumping ship for me to believe what's been hidden (and about to come out) is really bad.

~~~

When his caddy quits... That'll be the final straw...

The big secret is that they're covering up the fact that he signed an 'incorrect' scorecard... He was supposed to take a snowman on the 17th hole & he signed for a hockey stick...

Normally ~ that wouldn't be a big deal [by his 'lying' standards], but as it turns out, he did it while playing in a "calcutta", & it ended up costing a couple of cheesepopes a few bucks.. So he's thru in this town...

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:10 | 3579140 jim249
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Now when I read articles like this one, there is no way the White House could have been involved Yea right! Another pre election WH release.

http://money.cnn.com/2012/09/28/news/economy/spending-cuts-fiscal-cliff/...

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:17 | 3579159 Fuku Ben
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So is this a smoke screen for increasing the debt ceiling or a credit downgrade or both?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/17/us-usa-fiscal-ceiling-idUSBRE94G0NX20130517

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