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McCain Calls For US To Lead Effort To Begin Syrian Air Strikes

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Just a headline from AP for now:

  • Sen. McCain calls for US to lead 'international effort' to begin air strikes on Syria.

Looks like operation "Enduring Brent Crude Freedom" is about to commence.

From Foreign Policy:

Later today, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, will become the first U.S. senator to publicly call for U.S. led air strikes to halt the violence and atrocities being committed by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


"After a year of bloodshed, the crisis in Syria has reached a decisive moment," McCain will say Monday afternoon in a speech on the Senate floor, according to excerpts obtained in advance by The Cable.


"What opposition groups in Syria need most urgently is relief from Assad's tank and artillery sieges in many cities that are still contested. Homs is lost for now, but Idlib, and Hama, and Qusayr, and Deraa, and other cities in Syria could still be saved," McCain will say. "But time is running out. Assad's forces are on the march. Providing military assistance to the Free Syrian Army and other opposition groups is necessary, but at this late hour, that alone will not be sufficient to stop the slaughter and save innocent lives. The only realistic way to do so is with foreign airpower."


The Obama administration's stance thus far has been to clearly communicate that international military intervention is not on the table in Syria. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that the United States is willing to provide humanitarian assistance in Syria immediately... but only if Assad agrees to provide access to affected areas.


McCain, referring directly to the requests for more direct assistance from the Syrian National Council, the Free Syrian Army, and Local Coordinating Committees inside Syria, will call for the United States to lead an international effort to protect civilian population centers in northern Syria through airstrikes on Assad's forces.


"To be clear: This will require the United States to suppress enemy air defenses in at least part of the country," McCain will say. "The ultimate goal of airstrikes should be to establish and defend safe havens in Syria, especially in the north, in which opposition forces can organize and plan their political and military activities against Assad. These safe havens could serve as platforms for the delivery of humanitarian and military assistance -- including weapons and ammunition, body armor and other personal protective equipment, tactical intelligence, secure communications equipment, food and water, and medical supplies. These safe havens could also help the Free Syrian Army and other armed groups in Syria to train and organize themselves into more cohesive and effective military forces, likely with the assistance of foreign partners."


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Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:14 | 2224800 Mercury
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Syria has oil?

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:15 | 2224808 redpill
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Sounds like some Syrians are about to get a while bunch of fuckin' freedom and democracy dropped on their heads.  Enjoy being "liberated" kids!

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:32 | 2224914 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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This is just a cover so Israel can use Syrian airspace to attack Iran.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:39 | 2224947 nope-1004
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First Iraqi oil, then Egyptian oil, then Libyan oil, next Syrian oil, then Iranian oil.

I don't see the trend.  LOL.  All under the guise of "freedom".  What a crock of shit!!


Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:40 | 2224970 Ahmeexnal
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Seems like John McCocaine has run out of his meds....again.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:00 | 2225096 knukles
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Only have about 26 tonnes of gold reserves and produce 380k bbl/day oil, with reserves less than 2.5 b, so not a big economic enterprize zone for raping and pillaging.
Must be the cheap Canadian meds for Johnnie Boy.

"You can't be Syrious"TM

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:18 | 2225235 Pinto Currency
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"...Rarely remarked upon in discussion of this kind is that the Israeli right's goals in the Middle East have long been public knowledge, promoted by Israeli and dual-citizenship Neocons for some time. In a 1982 article in the Israeli journal Kivunim, the journal of the Department of Information of the World Zionist Organization, Israeli scholar Oded Yinon, formerly attached to the Foreign Ministry, reiterates the old idea that Israel's best course for long-term safety, prosperity, and possible expansion lay in its neighbors being broken up into many weaker, squabbling states. Yinon envisioned Iraq broken into a Shiite south, a Sunni middle, and a Kurdish north, with other countries thereby destabilized along the same lines. Although the invasion of Iraq has been called an ongoing disaster for America, with troops unable to withdraw due to the threat of full-blown civil war, by another yardstick the invasion has been a resounding success. Sabrosky says that Iraq was never a threat to America, but it was certainly a threat to Israel, to the point of SCUD missiles already having been launched into Tel Aviv by Saddam during the first Gulf War.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 17:39 | 2225732 Precious
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McCain is such a nut job he took his own little kid to Vietnam for a tour of his old prison cell.

"Thanks a lot Dad.  That's my idea of a vacation all right.  You psycho, guilt-tripping prick."


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Mon, 03/05/2012 - 19:00 | 2226036 DaveyJones
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can we bomb The Keating 5 first?

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 19:25 | 2226105 imaginalis
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He should have been able to take his kid to see his prison cell right here in the US if the Keating Five were dealt with justly.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 21:35 | 2226479 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Strap his geriatric pansy ass into some Depends MILSPEC Flight Diapers, put him in a fighter jet, and let him show us how a Geniune War Hero® fights for freedom.

Go on, John, be a hero to your fellow war girls: Lindsay Graham will give you a BJ for courage, and if you make it back, Holy Joe Lieberman will see that you get that Israeli dual citizenship that you've always wanted.

Oh, and try not to crash any more planes, John.


Mon, 03/05/2012 - 22:38 | 2226663 SAT 800
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Good Point.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 01:56 | 2226952 The Big Ching-aso
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What a war-mongering douchewoggle.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 03:30 | 2227220 Element
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Mossad Motto: "By Deception We Conduct War"

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 22:37 | 2226658 SAT 800
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Wow; this looney was the "other choice" in our Presidential Election. Why do they all have to be crazy or crooked as a can of snakes?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 01:00 | 2227001 CompassionateFascist
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No. Assad regime is Shia. Ditto Iran, Iraq, Hezbollah in south Lebanon. Isramerica wants to cut supply line running from Tehran to Hezbollah. Part of run-in to IranWar itself.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:10 | 2225161 Whoa Dammit
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It's amazing how people will vote for paranoid, truly insane old fruit balls like McCain, and consideed him a viable prez candidate in the past, but then refuse to back Ron Paul because "he's crazy".

I think there will be a lot of people in 2013 who will say "I shoulda voted for Ron Paul."

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:50 | 2225466 GOSPLAN HERO
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The Hanoi gooks scrambled McCain's brains.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:55 | 2225498 Chariots of the Feds
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That's why I call him the Manchurian Candidate!

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:55 | 2225499 Chariots of the Feds
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That's why I call him the Manchurian Candidate!

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 17:28 | 2225666 NoClueSneaker
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Yupp, that turkey gobbles pretty loud ...


Mon, 03/05/2012 - 22:13 | 2226597 Lucius Corneliu...
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Those Vietnam flashbacks keep coming.  Serious case of PTSD.  This guy is a total fucking loon of the General Jack Ripper variety.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 04:33 | 2227240 Element
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With banks they proposed to solve the debt problems via dramatically increasing the debt and interest load = EPIC FAIL

With state internal conflicts they propose to solve a conflict that is none of their business via dramatically increasing the death and destruction via systematically destroying the country's ability to sustain itself = EPIC FAIL

What is really disturbing is that these arseholes always jump to bombing someone to solve a policical and social issue that actually can't be solved via bombs.

But the threshold to openly calling for the bombing of another country into oblivion as a supposedly serious political solution is drifting ever lower. 

It is so much easier to just say, "bomb them", and you won't even be disregarded as a lunatic, by the MSM or military.

This insane behaviour has now become so 'normalised' by the MSM, to a point that US foreign policy is increasingly just bomb-shit.  And if you just want to bomb shit slowly then use a drone on a secret mission over someone else's Sovereign territory, and act like it wasn't you all along. 

All the while pretending its a credible, viable and well-considered intelligent response and strategy, so they all talk like they care about those poor Syrians, and are everyone's Saviour and Guardian Angel.

With Saviours like these ...

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 00:56 | 2226987 CompassionateFascist
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McCain is a cipher. It's his Zionist minder, Lieberman.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:40 | 2224977 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I wonder if he can think of a golden oldie that rhymes with bombing Syria?

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:55 | 2225055 Arthor Bearing
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To further my career-ia,
I shill for bombing Syria

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:22 | 2225286 francis_sawyer
Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:10 | 2225165 max2205
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McCain needs an air strike up his ass...Lindsey?


Please AZ vote this stupid fuck out of office

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:17 | 2225230 falun bong
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How many wars would we be in now if this fascist had been elected. With a moose hunting ignorant Jesus freak Alaska housewife over his shoulder with her finger on the big red button.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:43 | 2225430 earnyermoney
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Same number we're in right now with the current fascist occupant of the WH.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 17:36 | 2225720 RSloane
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Tue, 03/06/2012 - 02:04 | 2227114 The Big Ching-aso
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Excusez-moi?   Lindsey Lohan up his ass?    Oh, you mean that other Lindsey with the gerebils. 

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 17:30 | 2225673 true brain
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really funny.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 17:31 | 2225679 true brain
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falun bong. i'm dying laughing.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 19:03 | 2226047 prole
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Rulon Dong I nail you as an obvious shill.

Your post agrees with the general ZH theme of the topic, but then throws in a super-commie statist meme (which you are a super leftist) and you attach your commie-meme to a ZH theme.

ie- McCain is a crazy fascist warmonger (OK we all agree on this non?) zip it in your post "Jesus Freek" oh I guess we are against Jesus and Jesus Freeks too??

No we are not. But you are a commie. I nailed you in one post on the other thread when you did the same thing getting all sappy about evolution = your religion evidently.

I nailed you in ONE POST. Go back where you came from Commie.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 00:17 | 2231034 Precious
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Rulon Dong goes to bed fantisizing that Palin has her finger on her big red button.

That's what miserable, pathetic libs do.   

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 19:04 | 2226050 DaveyJones
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that's a bikini clad moose hunting ignorant Jesus freak Alaska housewife Falun. No better symbol for the land of freedom fries 

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 21:09 | 2226380 DosZap
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falun bong

How many wars would we be in now if this fascist had been elected

Same amount as Obama said he would get us out of? ya think?.

And as for fascist, spare me.

No one POTUS has destroyed the American system faster, and  more completely than the one we have.

AND if you think its bad now,IF he's re-elected, wait and see Part Deaux.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 18:00 | 2225835's picture

I wonder if he can think of a golden oldie that rhymes with bombing Syria?


With apologies to Van Morrison.


You know they're killing babies,
In every city and town,
We've got to go to war,
Let's carpet bomb the ground,
Or you know they'll come round here,
Just about midnight.
War makes me feel so good, Lord,
Makes me feel alright.

And we're bombing
Syria! Syria!
Mon, 03/05/2012 - 21:40 | 2226496 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Mr Lennon Hendrix said:

I wonder if he can think of a golden oldie that rhymes with bombing Syria?

I'm thinking a jingle from a Geritol, Metamucil, or Depends commercial might be more appropriate for him.


Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:47 | 2225009 Abitdodgie
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He just wants to attack Syria because he knows Iran will defend them and so he can say Iran struck NATO/America/Isreal first and so justify a war .

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:59 | 2225031 john39
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the zionist obsession with destroying Iran is forcing them to take increasingly obvious actions, revealing zionist puppets one after another as stooges that serve foreign masters and bankers rather than their own countrymen.  I would expect other politicians to join this bandwagon soon... along with a rash of MSM propganda about babies dying as incubators are turned off, executions of civilians etc.    we are well beyond collective insanity at this point.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:05 | 2225122 BigJim
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For its 'book of the week', the BBC is broadcasting a reading of "Then They Came For Me", the story of an Iranian Journalist's imprisonment and torture for reporting news that wasn't favorable to the government there.

Still, it makes a change from the BBC's endless Holocaust-related documentaries and stories...

it's almost as if they want us think a certain way!

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:02 | 2225103 Greyhat
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They need to destroy Iranian radar systems in Syria and the IAF needs a more or less secure air space on their way to Iran.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 17:34 | 2225701 NoClueSneaker
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They cut a deal with degenereted Saudis two years ago ... but there was McMullen who said to the Bibi : "Go ahead, and make my day ..."

Now they can do pretty much what they want.


Mon, 03/05/2012 - 21:47 | 2226523 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Attention American military forces in the Persian Gulf area:

If you joined the service to fight for your country, please shoot down the Israeli planes when they make their move against Iran. We are counting on you. That is all. Thank you.


Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:59 | 2225518 Dugald
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Come on America, you have not started a war in how many weeks? You guys are falling behind quota.  Now, you are not being fired.....but to illustrate your position, I'm loosening your flag on the wall map a get out there and war!

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 17:03 | 2225550 tahoebumsmith
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If McCain gets his wish Tyler better have that deer in the headlights picture ready.. I love the way they have slowly inched their way into this confrontation in order to warm the Sheeple up to the event that is now clearly going to happen. I still don't know what they intend to do about Russia and China that have vowed to support Syria and Iran and warned that any military strike on either country would be a mistake. I guess when your ponzi scheme is on its last leg you become desperate to find other ways to shift the attention elsewhere. I got this really bad feeling that we are possibly weeks away from something big... I hope i'm wrong however there isn't many other scapegoats left for the CRONIES to use to try and buy some more time as Europe and most of the Western world has backed themselves into a corner and are pretty much toast. I believe that any confrontation will be a failed attempt to save the petro dollar which has recently been under fire and is starting to lose its grip on the globe...When this happens, it's game over...

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 18:24 | 2225932 onthesquare
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i am sure that the Iranians can buy a Russian or North Korean or Pakistan or anybody elses nuke on ebay and have it delivered anywhere in the world as long as they have a paypal account.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 19:23 | 2226100 Irelevant
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Its in the wikileaks cables, the house of saud insisted the US bomb Iran pronto. Thats why they are selling to China a lot of oil lately.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 17:37 | 2225723 YesWeKahn
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Canadian oil.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 00:45 | 2226967 palmereldritch
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WTI now stands for Where's the Invasion?

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:39 | 2224951 tickhound
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C'mon guys...

Routes east secure?  Check.  Strait of Hormuz?  Check.  Iran's port to the Med (Syria)?  It's a go....

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:40 | 2224971 redpill
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As the collatoral damage from US bombs kill countless civilians, take heart, Syrians, in knowing that you are an important head being stepped on in an effort to start a much larger and more violent conflict in Iran.  Salud!


Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:22 | 2225265 Cyrano de Bivouac
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What we(USA ,UK and Israel)"bring to the table" in our dealings with Iran, Syria, Libya and all the rest:sanctions, increased sanctions, assassinations, covert operations, psy-ops, supporting "rebels", influencing elections, daily artillery fire of propaganda. What we leave "off the table",  actual attempts at peace making.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 18:28 | 2225943 onthesquare
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The false assumption is that Americans and the west in general cannot handle the truth.

It is about time we re-wrote the bible and made it more current to todays lifestyle.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:23 | 2225282 Whoa Dammit
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As the collateral damage from Russian bombs kill countless US civilians, we can take heart knowing that Syrians will be free, and that no one could have known this would happen when we bombed the Russian's port in Syria. 

 Na zdorovye (I think this means "to your health" in Russian.)

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:36 | 2224942 SMG
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McCain you traitorous Oligarch puppet.   There's a special place in hell for people like you.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:41 | 2224981 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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The throne?

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:43 | 2224990 tarsubil
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Probably. He'll be one of the feet or lodged into the seat somewhere.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:56 | 2225070 Arthor Bearing
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"I might break you in, McCain, but I'll make you my dog's bitch." - Satan

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:00 | 2225019 Precious
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The Manchurian Candidate.  Rich bitch toy.  Simpleton tool of the defense establishment.  You name it.  John McCain is one psycho evil bastard.

Exactly what business does the USA have attacking Syria.  None.  None whatsoever.  We may as will try to justify attacking Darfur to stop the slaughter of Christians.  Or how about all those North Koreans who have been in prison camps for decades.  Surely there is a human interest in liberating those people.  Except of course, there is not payoff for our "ally" in the middle east.  So those problems can sit for decades.  Of course, there are plenty of other pricks like McCain lining up.  Like Huckabee.  Tools.  All of them.

You, John McCain, are one evil fucking, self-delusioned, dirty, stupid, son of a bitch (tool).

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:52 | 2225042 JR
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It’s unfortunate that our president is Barack Obama but, at the same time, it is fortunate that our president is not John McCain.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:03 | 2225089 Precious
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We wouldn't have this extended "recession" aka "depression".  We would instead be at constant war, seeing our neighbors sons and daughters disappear into history, without a chance to enjoy their fragile lives.  I have to commute by a national cemetery every day.  It breaks my heart to see those acres and acres of white tombstones.  All for the stupidity of evil bastards that came from the same sphincter that ejected John McCain.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 18:04 | 2225868's picture

So we are not at constant war?

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:03 | 2225112 knukles
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There's a difference?
Oh yeah, one is culturally impaired.
(Think about it....)

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:20 | 2225261 Taterboy
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After the Mussie Brotherhood takes over, do you think they'll send the U.S. a thank you note?

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:16 | 2224814 reload
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NO - but remember Isreal wants to be able to safely overfy, en route to Iran.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:18 | 2224831 JPM Hater001
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I dont want to sound pessimistic but I was wondering if it was every going to happen...

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:23 | 2224857 Benjamin Glutton
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just a killer case of Tourette's...go hunting and you'll feel better in no time Johnny.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:33 | 2224928 Piranhanoia
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With Cheney,  drunk,  and with the power fluctuating on his artificial heart and soul pump.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:26 | 2224887 fadgadget
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it's the only way he can get hard anymore.  cindy must be on the pills again, so john needs another air campaign to jump her bones before she wakes up.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:50 | 2225024 Abitdodgie
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I say again it will be March 8/9 or March 14 to 22 that we attack ither Iran or Syria.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:53 | 2225048 azzhatter
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one will lead to the other

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:13 | 2225199 Winston Churchill
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As an ex carrier pilot I can tell that there is no way

I would want to be in the Gulf on one of those ships.

The Iranians will lay mines.The carriers will not be able to cruise fast enough to even launch planes.

The Iranians then have 3000+ surface to surface missles ready to shoot at big fat targets.

Big fish in a very small barrel !

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:40 | 2225407 Randall Cabot
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I junked you because Winston Churchill was one of the most fucked up assholes of all time.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 17:10 | 2225585 Likstane
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same here

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 17:51 | 2225793 Precious
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What do you expect.  He's an Englishman.

The British painted a masterpiece using the word "manipulation", laughing daily at tea about the stupidity of those they so effortlessly conquest.

They see their job as "rulers" of men.  Self-appointed messengers of God Almighty.

In fact, a lazy, pontificating bunch of limp dicks from wet foggy rocks in the north Sea.  

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 08:28 | 2227387 Nikola Tesla
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Safe to say that's news to me.

Rulers of men eh? I think you'll find we rarely give a flying fuck about anything quite so insidious. Most here are happy watching the same awful TV programs as the States and their knowledge of foreign countries is limited to what football clubs are in Europe and what's currently output as media propaganda. However, they do seem to adore our pathetic monarchy and look at me funny when I say I'd like to see "The City" in ruins and the royals hung. C'est la vie.


Tea and crumpets anyone? ;)




Tue, 03/06/2012 - 17:25 | 2229854 Precious
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Explain why your fucking shapeshifter Queen is head of the Masons.  And why your fucking banks are the biggest corruptors on the planet.  Unmitigated ambition.  That's why.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 18:07 | 2225880's picture

Churchill was a lot like Patton. Not an everyday leader but when your back is against the wall you thank God he's available.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 19:21 | 2226090 Flakmeister
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There... we agree on something...

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 01:08 | 2227019 CompassionateFascist
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Yep. If you're into bloody imperialism, multiple genocides, and World Wars, Winston's the Man. Along with his Zionist-bankster wirepullers.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 10:26 | 2227663 Flakmeister
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Wow... a bleeding heart...

You have a very selective view of history....

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 21:36 | 2226484 Totentänzerlied
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Purim begins March 7th

Esther 9:16 - And the rest of the Jews who were in the king's provinces assembled and protected themselves and had rest from their enemies and slew their foes, seventy-five thousand (Persians), but upon the spoil they did not lay their hands

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:22 | 2224855 dick cheneys ghost
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amongst other reasons and some are speculating of a pipeline from the caspian sea to the mediterranean sea, right thru syria........but who knows...

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:51 | 2225033 optimator
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and AIPAC is back in town!

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:07 | 2225142 zerozulu
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The Kosher dream of greater Israel.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:33 | 2224908 Unprepared
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The sad part is that a person with a minimum sense of morals and decency is forced to take sides on a subject where the options presented cannot be decided on based on the "lesser evil" criterion.

What a wonderful world where one who supports limited intervention based on solid moral grounds would automatically be strenghtening the case of oil hungry, blood thirsty military industrial banking complex and the zionists. While a person who is against intervention but the right of Syrian people to freedom, would side with crooked communist Soviets and heartless Chinese leaders that treat the souls of millions of people as a stick to draw a line in the sand of geopolitical influences. Or is it better to allow a dynasty of dictators to exterminate their own people just because it's a western conspiracy to take over the middle east.

Fuck it.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:49 | 2225006 Benjamin Glutton
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you skipped over the part where it's not our blood or money's business.



feel free to grab a flight...plenty of rifles waiting for you.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:58 | 2225086 Excursionist
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I second the exasperation and submit for consideration the question of whether America's taxes are best used for:

  1. Paying down debt;
  2. Investing in the future (e.g., charter schools, repairing a 50 year-old decaying infrastructure, etc.);
  3. Continuing to be the world's policeman via yet another armed conflict.

And no, these three options are not a false choice.  They're increasingly becoming 'either / or' as the rapacious Boomer generation, like a swarm of unending locusts, sucks on Medicare's and Medicaid's teats. 

"Fuck it" is right..

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:37 | 2225390 DoChenRollingBearing
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1. Pay down the debt.  Start now, bitchez!

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 19:17 | 2226073 prole
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The question is itself illegitimate and could only be formulated or answered by a statist.

End taxes and other forms of theft.

Assign the "debt" to whomever borrowed it, it certainly wasn't me.

Bring the troops home and stop killing them, they will be able to get jobs on the new tax-free booming economy which will also provide its own new infrastructure, because there will be no taxes.

I obviously picked a bad day to quit sniffing glue

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 22:49 | 2226686 GernB
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I agree, let people invest in their own future where they can decide what is important to them, rather than letting the majority take their money and the precious years of life they must spend making it to squander on whatever latest thing the media has brainwashed them into thinking they need to solve. Stop asking people 2000 miles from California to pay for their choice not to make infrastructure or schools a priority.

Stop involving ourselves in everyone else business and treating our young like they are cannon fodder for the political class.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 10:35 | 2227695 Excursionist
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Prole - yep, you nailed it.  I'm a statist because I prefer to pay some taxes rather than build my own roads, educate others' kids so they can become doctors and (hopefully) tend to my medical needs in my old age, etc., etc.

Unfortunately, on this site, it's tough to discern whether you actually believe the drivel you've typed or you're just trying to elicit reactions.  Whatever.  I'm actually pissed at myself for taking a minute to respond... time I won't get back in my life.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 05:09 | 2227284 Element
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3)  'World Policemen' ... ha! ... the USSA isn't even policing its own grandstanding megalomaniac criminals and serial-killers.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:12 | 2225185 tamboo
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all sabre ratling heads of state are simply rothschilds controlled opposition  joo puppet proxies tasked with maximising profit and slaughter.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:46 | 2225259 john39
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All true. But have to add, for them to have to rely on the old fool McCain indicates that Aipac and Co is running short in the puppet department.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:14 | 2225210 BigJim
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Just remember that the 'humanitarian liberation' part is mere packaging to install a new batch of pro-Western puppet leaders who will be free to do whatever they like as long as they don't rock the petrodollar/ziofascism boat.

Maybe the populace would be fractionally better off after an 'intervention' than they are now... but tens of thousands will of them die and be maimed as 'collateral damage' in the process. What entitles McCain to make that calculation?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 05:07 | 2227283 Bringin It
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Maybe they would be quite a bit worse off after an invasion.  Many Iraqis consider their country to be in desperate shape right now.  Sectarian violence which did not exist before the regieme change is horrifying. 

Maybe the populace would be fractionally better off after an 'intervention' than they are now

Divide an conquer is a form of Hegel.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:40 | 2224962 firstdivision
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We need another staging ground that has oceanic access incase Iran gets wise.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:02 | 2225106 Tarheel
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Sounds good to me. Fewer ragheads on this earth has to be a good thing. Press the button, view the SITREP, repeat.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 19:19 | 2226082 prole
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Good Lord could the sheep get any stupider?

They are eradicating Assad Syria because it is a sanctuary in the ME for Christians

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 21:02 | 2226354 DosZap
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They are eradicating Assad Syria because it is a sanctuary in the ME for Christians

And what we been smokin lately?, I know hundreds of Christians, and none of them do tours in Syria.

They are taking him out so Obammmys Muslim Bro Hood can take over, just like Lybia.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 05:42 | 2227306 goldfish1
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Another ignoramus shill.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:16 | 2224810 Piranhanoia
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So who is he taking money from to make this call?     And who is stupid enough to listen to him except his campaign finance team?   War, Inc.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:24 | 2224863 john39
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just doing his part as a zionist stooge.  The American public will get WWIII whether it wants it or not, Israel demands it.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:51 | 2225038 SMG
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Luciferian Illuminati Stooge.  The people of Israel are not to blame for this, just the puppets that run it.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:01 | 2225099 john39
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well I don't hear them complaining much...   and they certainly didn't accept that line from German civilians after WWII...   personally, I think the concept of "illuminati" is just a fanciful creation meant to distract from the simple fact that talmudic luciferians and their stooges scattered around the world are behind much of this....   call them what you will, actions are all that matter.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:05 | 2225130 SMG
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Don't be their slave anymore. They are EVIL.  Stop working for them.  They will turn on you too one day.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:15 | 2225215 Precious
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Americans are so fucking asleep and medicated that they still don't know McCain was nominated by the democrat press corp.  By now, President McCain would have dropped a spare Atom bomb on Tehran to prevent the Iranians from acquiring tactical nuclear weapons.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:25 | 2225303 john39
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because I think the term "illuminati" is bs?  no offense, but you presume more than a little....  if you are looking for evil, you don't need the illuminati....  just browse the talmud, there is enough racism and hate to fill any itch for some evil.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:06 | 2225139 knukles
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Similarly, we don't hear too much push back from the American public, either....
Sad, but true.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:38 | 2225393 Karl von Bahnhof
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Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:27 | 2224886 optimator
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This from the man who almost took Lieberman as his running mate for Pres until being told that Lieberman running for that office with Gore. and now him,  would not look "Kosher".  So he quicklly pick Palin.  A real decisionmaker that McCain is.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:17 | 2224812 Sudden Debt
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Bombs away!

China also agreed that syria must be stopped yesrday!

1 2 3.... Go go go go go!!

I don't mind that they attack syria, as long as not a single citizen is killed and only the politicians!!

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:25 | 2224872 trilliontroll
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mc cain bomb bomb bomb iran

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:31 | 2224915 slewie the pi-rat
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breaking news:  mcCain mis-spoke

he meant belgium

march madness, BiCheZ!

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:36 | 2224944 espirit
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Did he miss Operation Protect-the-Egyptian-Oil-Pipeline gig?

Petrodollahs, Bitchez.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:40 | 2224966 Sudden Debt
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He's American! He probably doesn't even know where Belgium is on the map! :)

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 21:59 | 2226562 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Sudden Debt said:

He's American! He probably doesn't even know where Belgium is on the map! :)

He doesn't need to know where it is, he just knows that he wants it bombed.


Tue, 03/06/2012 - 05:13 | 2227285 Bringin It
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East of Nantucket.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:54 | 2225053 azzhatter
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those goddamned belgians started it

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 19:22 | 2226096 prole
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They don't start wars but neither do they slow the Germans down for long on their way to Paris

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 01:14 | 2227031 CompassionateFascist
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In 1914 they did.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:17 | 2224815 Cognitive Dissonance
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McCain is my favorite warmonger. A former Vietnam prisoner of war can't be called a warmonger without getting his followers into a mouth foaming tizzy.

"But...but....but McCain's a former prisoner of war. How DARE you call him a warmonger."

Yeah! And his mother wears Army boots.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:20 | 2224837 Manthong
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He should be in an A-4 over Damascus.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:30 | 2224910 optimator
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He is an ace, having destroyed five aircraft.  Even if they were ours they still count, don't they?

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:49 | 2225020 tarsubil
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You'll never understand how much of a struggle the academy was for a son and grandson of Admirals.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:46 | 2225003 Pairadimes
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I'd rather he was in a J-3.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:55 | 2225058 azzhatter
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put him in a chevy volt

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 05:30 | 2227296 Element
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Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:22 | 2224850 Conrad Murray
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Those commies turned him in that camp. He has set out to destroy America financially, just like Obama bin Laden.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:27 | 2225316 non_anon
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Im all for war too, only after ALL the politicians kids and grandkids go first.  I'm right behind em. Let's get those Syrians, iranians, koreans, pakies and indians.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:47 | 2224999 scatterbrains
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those CIA backed insurgents must be taking an ass pounding over there for him to lash out like that lol

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 22:03 | 2226572 TheFourthStooge-ing
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scatterbrains said:

those CIA backed insurgents must be taking an ass pounding over there for him to lash out like that lol

Yep. They're getting Lindseyed in the Holy Joe hole.


Tue, 03/06/2012 - 05:40 | 2227302 Element
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Yes, that's what this is, their best laid plans for a soft conquest have been met with artillery, so they must go for hard power instead, plus to try and get a rally out of the 'good-guy' rebels, who are getting wiped out, and a lot of non-combatants with them.  It's rather like when Gadaffi's army was entering Benghazi, and the UN SC was stampeded (with talk that half a million may be butchered) into accepting an agreement to provide air support and 'protection', etc.  Yeah, that went well.  A scree of butchery happened anyway simply because the west encouraged and fanned the slaughter at every turn.

If they want to fight it out, let them, it will very soon get settled.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:35 | 2224936 chet
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I wonder if he, Lindsey Graham, and Lieberman ever see a country they don't want to bomb anymore. 

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:38 | 2224953 SMG
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Those three are some of the biggest Illuminati muppets I have ever seen.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:08 | 2225144 Precious
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All three of them are closet fags.  I think they take turns running to the MD for prozac presciptions and herpes medication.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 17:43 | 2225766 NoClueSneaker
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Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:41 | 2224980 Normalcy Bias
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McCain has always used his Vietnam POW record as a shield from valid criticism of his record as an elected official. Obama uses the exact same tactic, but with 'race' as his shield...

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:49 | 2225023 MsCreant
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Does this mean Clinton used a pantie shield? 

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 17:16 | 2225047 Normalcy Bias
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Ha! That's as good a guess as any. Nicely done.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:09 | 2225157 knukles
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At least he was talked out of starting a line of "Monica" Humidors.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 20:07 | 2226202 MsCreant
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That joke was out of the box, like Clinton.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 21:28 | 2226403 Normalcy Bias
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Nice double entendre. Earlier, I thought about playing on 'out of the box' thinking, but passed. I'm glad a woman went there instead...

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 22:02 | 2226570 MsCreant
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We like to laugh. Maybe too much, don't know. ;-)

Your observation up thread was a good one, and a great source of frustration when thinking about these clowns. In many of my circles I have to be really careful if I criticize our President. Lose my job careful. 

I think a great many conversations are happening on these threads. Some of them are not PC. They need to be out there. We don't all need to agree, but we do need to have these conversations. It is boiling below the surface any way. 

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