Want To Live The Rock Star Lifestyle But Don't Have Any Musical Ability? No Problem, Just Become A Federal Law Enforcement Agent!*

Sex parties with hookers and other gifts, all courtesy of your local Colombian drug cartel! All this can be yours if you just sign up to join the DEA or any of a number of other federal agencies.

Sweet!

The stunning allegations are part of an investigation by the Justice Department’s inspector general into allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct within DEA, FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the U.S. Marshals Service. The IG’s office found that DEA did not fully comply with its probe.

...

The “sex parties” in Colombia, though, were by far the most damaging allegations.

“The foreign officer allegedly arranged ‘sex parties’ with prostitutes funded by the local drug cartels for these DEA agents at their government-leased quarters, over a period of several years,” the IG report says.

“Although some of the DEA agents participating in these parties denied it, the information in the case file suggested they should have known the prostitutes in attendance were paid with cartel funds. A foreign officer also alleged providing protection for the DEA agents’ weapons and property during the parties,” the report said. “The foreign officers further alleged that in addition to soliciting prostitutes, three DEA SSAs [special agents] in particular were provided money, expensive gifts, and weapons from drug cartel members.”

But don't worry, there's a price to be paid for such egregious behavior....suspensions of between 2 and 10 days. Thanks public worker unions!

Gee, why do some people feel the game is rigged against the serfs, er "average citizen" and in favor of members of the governing class.


*Rock star joke inspired by Matt Cover.

Posted by: DrewM. at 10:51 AM




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1 First! *rattles quills*

Posted by: lurkingestlurker-Giant Plush Porcupine at March 26, 2015 10:53 AM (k8xvx)

2 Hello ! Did someone say Colombian hookers??

Posted by: Bill Clinton at March 26, 2015 10:53 AM (cJ+9T)

3 When our Low Information President reads about this in the newspapers, he's going to be . . . puzzled. Why would all these law enforcement agents want to mess around with girl hookers?

Posted by: Furious George at March 26, 2015 10:54 AM (UlJ3l)

4 *recycles 'room full of Sofia Vergara clones' joke*

Posted by: EC at March 26, 2015 10:54 AM (doBIb)

5 Are these the same Colombian prostitutes the Secret Service were banging when they were in South America? If so, does that mean the US government is responsible for, oh, 50% of sex work profits in Colombia?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at March 26, 2015 10:54 AM (4df7R)

6 Art stomp.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 26, 2015 10:55 AM (LA7Cm)

7 5 Are these the same Colombian prostitutes the Secret Service were banging when they were in South America?
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth
____________________

Doing jobs American workers won't do.

Posted by: Furious George at March 26, 2015 10:55 AM (UlJ3l)

8 IT'S ON FIRE!

RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!

(aren't all caps exciting?)

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...lost in a dream at March 26, 2015 10:56 AM (RFeQD)

9 Limited government my ass! The social contract is repudiated and no longer binding.

Posted by: The Prophet Some Dope at March 26, 2015 10:56 AM (+OYy0)

10 All Hank Shraeder got was some PTSD.


Posted by: EC at March 26, 2015 10:57 AM (doBIb)

11 Stompy stomp. Things have become so much more honest and open since Obama took office.

Posted by: Nobody at March 26, 2015 10:57 AM (wlDny)

12 Let it burn.

Posted by: gonorrhea at March 26, 2015 10:57 AM (evdj2)

13 But don't worry, there's a price to be paid for such egregious behavior....suspensions of between 2 and 10 days.

Is this a suspension with pay? I could use two weeks off.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at March 26, 2015 10:57 AM (/kI1Q)

14 Is that a suspension with pay?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 26, 2015 10:57 AM (W5DcG)

15 War on Drugs (TM) is a show. A government jobs program.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 26, 2015 10:58 AM (LA7Cm)

16 With our money.

Posted by: Lauren at March 26, 2015 10:59 AM (eQBH3)

17 I am not feeling the love. What you want them to be working?



Think how much Regge's blow would cost?

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 26, 2015 10:59 AM (0FSuD)

18 10 All Hank Shraeder got was some PTSD.


Well, that and a bullet in the head.

Posted by: Citizen X at March 26, 2015 10:59 AM (7ObY1)

19 If your "Boss" lies, cheats, abuses Federal Money .... why can't you?

Shit and low morals seep down like diarrhea on a hill

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 26, 2015 10:59 AM (rDqRv)

20 Thank God for unions. Otherwise these guys would have to pay for their own hookers and blow. Then how would they support their families?

Posted by: Badda Bing at March 26, 2015 10:59 AM (o2yvE)

21 15 War on Drugs (TM) is a show. A government jobs program.

Word.

Posted by: Citizen X at March 26, 2015 10:59 AM (7ObY1)

22 Limited government my ass! The social contract is repudiated and no longer binding.

Posted by: The Prophet Some Dope at March 26, 2015 10:56 AM (+OYy0)


**sound of rifle being cocked**

Wanna bet, serf?

Posted by: Your Friendly (but armed and ready to kill) Federal Government at March 26, 2015 11:00 AM (zF6Iw)

23 The hookers came from drug lords but Juan Valdez supplied the donkey.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2015 11:00 AM (ZbCKc)

24 Let it burn.
Posted by: gonorrhea




It burns! It burns!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2015 11:00 AM (JaIUI)

25 10 All Hank Shraeder got was some PTSD.


Posted by: EC at March 26, 2015 10:57 AM (doBIb)

And a bullet in the head.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 26, 2015 11:01 AM (2Ojst)

26 *recycles 'room full of Sofia Vergara clones' joke*



Posted by: EC at March 26, 2015 10:54 AM (doBIb)

Perhaps the most dangerous situation any man would ever face in his life.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at March 26, 2015 11:01 AM (9LuAk)

27 23
The hookers came from drug lords but Juan Valdez supplied the donkey.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2015 11:00 AM (ZbCKc)

And coffee enemas

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 26, 2015 11:01 AM (0FSuD)

28 There is not even a smidgen of corruption in my administration!

Posted by: King Barry at March 26, 2015 11:01 AM (2Ojst)

29 It burns! It burns!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2015 11:00 AM (JaIUI)


Remind me to tell you a story about Natalie Wood some day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2015 11:02 AM (zF6Iw)

30 Perhaps the most dangerous situation any man would ever face in his life.


Posted by: Kinley Ardal at March 26, 2015 11:01 AM (9LuAk)


I would never be able to understand anything they said.

Posted by: EC at March 26, 2015 11:02 AM (doBIb)

31 The German Airplane Press conference guy sounds like Jacques Cousteau.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 26, 2015 11:02 AM (b4JMJ)

32 i guess they don't actually do background checks......or they are paying off the checkers.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 26, 2015 11:02 AM (u8GsB)

33 Joke's on them, I'll bet most of the girls were really boys.

Posted by: mugiwara at March 26, 2015 11:02 AM (D5hxK)

34 Gonorrheeaaaa!

Posted by: Cosmo Kramer at March 26, 2015 11:02 AM (BrQrN)

35 A question for liberals. If debt isn't an issue, and we can borrow any sum of money for all eternity, why have taxes at all?

Posted by: Lauren at March 26, 2015 11:02 AM (eQBH3)

36 Limited government my ass! The social contract is repudiated and no longer binding.

***
It is amazing how in one generation we've moved from representative government to a system where you can still vote, but who you vote for doesn't actually matter.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 26, 2015 11:02 AM (78TbK)

37 Shit and low morals seep down like diarrhea on a hill

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 26, 2015 10:59 AM (rDqRv)


So I guess this means Nachos on a stick are Kosher?

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 26, 2015 11:02 AM (0FSuD)

38 Remind me to tell you a story about Natalie Wood some day.



The Wood That Doesn't Float.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2015 11:03 AM (JaIUI)

39 A question for liberals. If debt isn't an issue, and we can borrow any sum of money for all eternity, why have taxes at all?

___
We haven't made enough trillion dollar coins yet.

Posted by: Paul Krugman at March 26, 2015 11:03 AM (78TbK)

40 A question for liberals. If debt isn't an issue, and we can borrow any sum of money for all eternity, why have taxes at all?

Rhetorical.

Posted by: EC at March 26, 2015 11:03 AM (doBIb)

41 You know who else does this? Members of congress.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 26, 2015 11:04 AM (zaNRA)

42 "So I guess this means Nachos on a stick are Kosher?"



I would assume so if they are beef. No pork nachos though.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 26, 2015 11:04 AM (LA7Cm)

43 Who knew that experience doing coke off a hookers ass is resume enhancement for the DEA.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 26, 2015 11:05 AM (fWAjv)

44
It burns! It burns!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2015 11:00 AM (JaIUI)

Remind me to tell you a story about Natalie Wood some day.


She didn't float, so she can't have been made of wood.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2015 11:05 AM (JtwS4)

45 At least they didn't rent the ho's on the taxpayer dime. I guess that's one way to eliminate waste in Federal departments.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 26, 2015 11:05 AM (tfQDr)

46 A question for liberals. If debt isn't an issue, and we can borrow any sum of money for all eternity, why have taxes at all?

Posted by: Lauren at March 26, 2015 11:02 AM (eQBH3)

----

Because that would let those evil 1%ers off the hook.

Posted by: LIVs Everywhere at March 26, 2015 11:06 AM (NaV4z)

47 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 26, 2015 11:06 AM (kff5f)

48
Prosecutor Brice Robin said the cockpit voice recorder captured the final moments of the doomed jet. "I dont think that the passengers realised what was happening until the last moments because on the recording you only hear the screams in the final seconds."



Yep -- blissfully unaware -- except for the terrified screaming....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 26, 2015 11:06 AM (kdS6q)

49
She didn't float, so she can't have been made of wood.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2015 11:05 AM (JtwS4)

And therefore?

Posted by: Insomniac at March 26, 2015 11:06 AM (2Ojst)

50 Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 26, 2015 11:06 AM (kff5f)

51 She didn't float, so she can't have been made of wood.



Burn the witch!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2015 11:06 AM (JaIUI)

52 The reaction of Princess Running joke and the Hildabeast should be priceless.

Posted by: SS Agent Sterling Archer at March 26, 2015 11:07 AM (Spluw)

53 Thread Winner:

Are these the same Colombian prostitutes the Secret Service were banging when they were in South America?
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth
____________________

Doing jobs American workers won't do.
Posted by: Furious George at March 26, 2015 10:55 AM (UlJ3l)

Posted by: FireNWater at March 26, 2015 11:07 AM (flQTY)

54 "House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz
told POLITICO on Thursday he wanted the agencies involved to swiftly
fire those involved and that his panel would immediately start digging
into the allegations."

That would be mean and judgmental. Can't they just go on Oprah, confess and let the healing begin?

Posted by: Jen Psaki at March 26, 2015 11:07 AM (1BQGO)

55 Yep -- blissfully unaware -- except for the terrified screaming....
___
The system worked.

Posted by: Janet Napolitano at March 26, 2015 11:07 AM (78TbK)

56 "I guess that's one way to eliminate waste in Federal departments."


Just skip the middleman and turn the country over to the cartels. Get more bang for your buck that way (Heh.)

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 26, 2015 11:07 AM (LA7Cm)

57 What, they figured all those honeys showed up just because they were that awesome?


You know, I am beginning to regret nearly the entirety of my career choices.

Posted by: alexthechick - Jazz Hands Gojira at March 26, 2015 11:08 AM (mf5HN)

58 First! *rattles quills*

Posted by: lurkingestlurker-Giant Plush Porcupine


Plush quills can rattle?

Posted by: Moderate Salami at March 26, 2015 11:08 AM (/Ho8c)

59 Hector works for the DEA???


An ATF 'Director of Industry Operations' had 'solicited consensual sex with anonymous partners and modified a hotel room door to facilitate sexual play.'

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 26, 2015 11:08 AM (fWAjv)

60 She didn't float, so she can't have been made of wood.


Burn the witch!
Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2015 11:06 AM (JaIUI)

---

Not if she's not made of wood.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2015 11:08 AM (NaV4z)

61 Does that budget the House passed have a chance?

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 26, 2015 11:08 AM (b4JMJ)

62 Aren't these the same guys that can confiscate everything you own if you run afoul (or simply suspected) of drug laws?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 26, 2015 11:08 AM (TLTHv)

63 It is amazing how in one generation we've moved from
representative government to a system where you can still vote, but who
you vote for doesn't actually matter.




Posted by: 18-1

There are a lot of illusions about what the country "used to be" back in the Good Ol' Days, that are crumbling too.

It's just that now with the most inept and corrupt sociopath ever to occupy the White House and his regime of dumkopfs, we really can't fool ourselves anymore.

It didn't happen all at once. It's just very painfully obvious now.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...lost in a dream at March 26, 2015 11:08 AM (RFeQD)

64 Prosecutor Brice Robin said the cockpit voice recorder captured the final moments of the doomed jet. "I dont think that the passengers realised what was happening until the last moments because on the recording you only hear the screams in the final seconds."



Yep -- blissfully unaware -- except for the terrified screaming....
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 26, 2015 11:06 AM (kdS6q)

I'm no expert, but that would seem to rule out decompression.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 26, 2015 11:09 AM (2Ojst)

65 If you're surprised, raise your hand.

And, once again, I must point out that the Constitution did not grant the Federal Government police powers.

Maybe there was a good reason for that.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 26, 2015 11:09 AM (kff5f)

66 I would assume so if they are beef. No pork nachos though.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 26, 2015 11:04 AM (LA7Cm)

I don't think you can mix beef and cheese. I am not Jewish, but I have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 26, 2015 11:09 AM (0FSuD)

67 What, they figured all those honeys showed up just because they were that awesome?
___
Hey you fly somewhere exotic and a bunch of probably legal hotties throw themselves at you...what man is going to say no?

Posted by: Bill Clinton at March 26, 2015 11:09 AM (78TbK)

68 "Because that would let those evil 1%ers off the hook."

Well, as long as this is hurting Moo Moo.

Posted by: Lauren at March 26, 2015 11:09 AM (eQBH3)

69 "I had no idea those prostitutes were paid for by drug cartels!"

This is your defense?

Posted by: JohnJ at March 26, 2015 11:09 AM (TF/YA)

70 I would never be able to understand anything they said.



Posted by: EC


Would you actually need to?

Posted by: Moderate Salami at March 26, 2015 11:10 AM (/Ho8c)

71 The War on Alcohol created a Crime Syndicate (there's no such thing as a mafia, just ask em) that was much more powerful than they ever dreamed of becoming.
Because they were providing something a great many people wanted.
They also created legions of corrupt(able) cops, DA's judges, politicians....you get the idea.
That much power and wealth spread around had a very corrosive effect on the already tenuous honesty of government.

The War on drugs is the same, only the stakes and the money are much, much higher. These cartels are almost in control of countries, their influence is so great.

Not going to go batshit libertarian here, but a rational person could ask if the War on some Drugs (TM) is worth the cost. What have been the gains, and what have We the People given up or had taken from us in the prosecution of this War.
Gifts and Sex parties for DEA agents is just a tiny tiny peek into the corruption, almost a distraction even.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 26, 2015 11:10 AM (XmOA9)

72
Breaking: Film from the DEA - Cartel Hooker Party

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yef_zvyt8_wlist=RD0W5VwR1ZiQsindex=3

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 26, 2015 11:10 AM (ODxAs)

73 I don't think you can mix beef and cheese. I am not Jewish, but I have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.



Philly Cheesesteaks hardest hit.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2015 11:11 AM (JaIUI)

74 Does that budget the House passed have a chance?

Heh. Being Minority Leader just gives me more grooming time. I still run this place serf.

Posted by: Harry Reid - Accused Pederast at March 26, 2015 11:11 AM (87y4e)

75 It's just that now with the most inept and corrupt sociopath ever to occupy the White House and his regime of dumkopfs, we really can't fool ourselves anymore.

It didn't happen all at once. It's just very painfully obvious now.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative...lost in a dream at March 26, 2015 11:08 AM (RFeQD)


*slow, sad nod of agreement*

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at March 26, 2015 11:11 AM (yFqY+)

76 "Aren't these the same guys that can confiscate everything you own if you run afoul (or simply suspected) of drug laws?"



Not about law enforcement anymore. Enriching the state, subjugating the public, and, climbing the civil service ladder.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 26, 2015 11:11 AM (LA7Cm)

77 70
I would never be able to understand anything they said.





Posted by: EC



Yeah you would. First, $100 then, fcuk or suck.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 26, 2015 11:11 AM (0FSuD)

78 Remind me to tell you a story about Natalie Wood some day.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2015 11:02 AM (zF6Iw)



Great. Now I want champagne.

Posted by: alexthechick - Jazz Hands Gojira at March 26, 2015 11:11 AM (mf5HN)

79
I'm no expert, but that would seem to rule out decompression.

Just to hammer this home (because I've been following this obsessively) the co-pilot intentionally flew the plane into the mountain.

The French prosecutor and Lufthansa held separate press conferences today making clear all the hows and whys of how there is no other explanation.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2015 11:12 AM (JtwS4)

80 Philly Cheesesteaks hardest hit.
Posted by: rickb223

Nah, they don't use real cheese.

Posted by: SS Agent Sterling Archer at March 26, 2015 11:12 AM (Spluw)

81 @71


Bingo.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 26, 2015 11:13 AM (LA7Cm)

82
Perhaps the most dangerous situation any man would ever face in his life.


Posted by: Kinley Ardal at March 26, 2015 11:01 AM (9LuAk)

I would never be able to understand anything they said.

Posted by: EC at March 26, 2015 11:02 AM (doBIb)







Would you care? I wouldn't.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 26, 2015 11:13 AM (SpnVI)

83 Remind me to tell you a story about Natalie Wood some day.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect
Piercing


Great. Now I want champagne.



Bunghole Bubbly?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2015 11:13 AM (JaIUI)

84
Not going to go batshit libertarian here, but a rational person could ask if the War on some Drugs (TM) is worth the cost.

Ahem.

That's "War on Some Drugs".

Posted by: Bandersnatch, batshit libertarian at March 26, 2015 11:13 AM (JtwS4)

85 ISIS just released a hitlist that includes some Texas cities.

Abilene, New Braunfels, San Antonio, Wyle, Fort Hood, Bedford, Kileen

Can anyone spot the flaw in their plan?

Also included (among several cities in many states)...

Dearborn Heights.

I guess they're taking their muslim on muslim violence to America.

Posted by: Lauren at March 26, 2015 11:14 AM (eQBH3)

86 Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2015 11:12 AM (JtwS4)

Gotcha. I've only been casually following, but there seem to still be some holding onto the decompression/structural failure of some kind theory.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 26, 2015 11:14 AM (2Ojst)

87 "Aren't these the same guys that can confiscate everything you own if you run afoul (or simply suspected) of drug laws?"

And the same govt. that has hords of civil rights investigators in very department and agency to look into and sue into submission and ruin anybody outside their beloved Federal Family that violates the leftist PC morality? Yes I believe it is.

Posted by: George Orwell de Leon at March 26, 2015 11:14 AM (1BQGO)

88 Nah, they don't use real cheese.




Fajita nachos don't either.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2015 11:15 AM (JaIUI)

89 In before somebody blames Bush!

Posted by: Fritz at March 26, 2015 11:15 AM (UzPAd)

90 @72


Holy mother of God, where did you find that shit?

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 26, 2015 11:15 AM (0FSuD)

91 I guess they're taking their muslim on muslim violence to America.

Posted by: Lauren at March 26, 2015 11:14 AM (eQBH3)


You mean other than the fact we'll likely have Open Carry by the time they get around to it, and the fact about half of us are gun-toting maniacs?

Besides, who would notice if Bedford disappeared?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 26, 2015 11:15 AM (kff5f)

92 When I [hopefully] finally come face-to-face with The Almighty a few years hence, I think I am going to say:

"Thank you, Lord, for my life, and all that came with it. I worship You, and give You thanks eternally, for the Grace that saved me."

"Now, one question before I begin my forever life of bliss on cloud number 1318498948496861 over there . . . "

"The whole 'We've replaced Humankind's Original Brain Stem With The Urge To Copulate Endlessly and With Increasingly Bizarre Partners . . . Let's Watch and See What Happens' thing was just an inside joke between You and some of the more senior Angels, wasn't it?"

Let's hope He doesn't hit the "Eject Eject Eject" button on me for that.

Posted by: Sharkman at March 26, 2015 11:16 AM (72D6h)

93 "I had no idea those prostitutes were paid for by drug cartels!"

This is your defense?
Posted by: JohnJ at March 26, 2015 11:09 AM (TF/YA)


Yeah, that was my response too. Oh sure sure there were sex parties, but we had *no idea* that there were drug cartel hookers involved!

Posted by: alexthechick - Jazz Hands Gojira at March 26, 2015 11:16 AM (mf5HN)

94 "Abilene, New Braunfels, San Antonio, Wyle, Fort Hood, Bedford, Kileen "


What a strange list.


Abilense-Dyess
New Braunfels-?
San Antonio-Brooks/Kelly
Wylie-?
Fort Hood-Obvious
Bedford-?
Killeen-Ft. Hood, but I repeat myself

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 26, 2015 11:16 AM (LA7Cm)

95 There's corruption in law enforcement?

Get out!

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 26, 2015 11:16 AM (0LHZx)

96 This is all so unbelievable to me. As a kid, I dreamed about growing up and being a straight-shooting G-man or a supercool undercover DEA Agent--or even protecting the President as an uber-capable Secret Service Agent, heroicallytrained and wiling to throw myself into the path of the bullet aimed at the President, who I envisioned as also heroic and wise.

And now it turns out most of them are dirty, drunken scumbags, and the rest are (evidently) timid little careerists dreaming of those golden parachute pensions who don't want to rock the boat.

Fire them all. It's a shame we can't shoot them.

Posted by: troyriser at March 26, 2015 11:17 AM (Bvf82)

97 OK, here's the storyuring the filming of Rebel Without A Cause, Wood, James Dean and Dennis Hopper decided they wanted to have an old-fashioned Hollywood orgy, just like they did back in the days of John Barrymore. So the three rented a cabin in the mountains and headed there.

In the trunk of Dean's car were cases of champagne, because another thing Wood wanted to do was bathe in a tub of champagne, which, to her teenage mind, was the epitome of Hollywood class. So Dean and Hopper bought as many cases as they could find and, when they got to the cabin, filled up the tub to the rim.

The luscious Wood disrobed before her two amorous swains, and, with a sly smile, slipped into the tub. But as soon as her holy of holies submerged into the fizzling bubbly, she screamed in pain, "My pussy's on fire!" and leapt out of the tub, to hide in her bedroom - alone and in pain - for the rest of the night.

History doesn't say how a blue-balled Dean and Hopper passed the evening.

Wood:

http://goo.gl/c6ilsX

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2015 11:17 AM (zF6Iw)

98 "Get out!"



No Tooth Fairy or Santa Claus either.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 26, 2015 11:18 AM (LA7Cm)

99 Re sidebar: Will Hillary supporters let you use the words "fucking" and "liar?"

Posted by: blaster at March 26, 2015 11:18 AM (Uo5BP)

100 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 26, 2015 11:16 AM (LA7Cm)

Also: which Wylie? There's one out by Abilene, and another one in the DFW Metroplex.

I think New Braunfels has a national guard armory or something (but so do lots of cities).

I got nothin' for Wylie (either one) or Bedford.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 26, 2015 11:18 AM (kff5f)

101 I've been to New Braunfels many times. Why ISIS hates it, is beyond me. They may not like tubing on the river.

Posted by: Roy at March 26, 2015 11:19 AM (VndSC)

102 "Although some of the DEA agents participating in these parties denied
it, the information in the case file suggested they should have known
the prostitutes in attendance were paid with cartel funds"

Yeah... because who PAID for the hookers is the real problem here, not the fact that DEA agents are living like Bill Clinton on Sex Island while purportedly working.

Posted by: red speck at March 26, 2015 11:19 AM (9/Ug/)

103 Great. Now I want champagne.

Posted by: alexthechick - Jazz Hands Gojira at March 26, 2015 11:11 AM (mf5HN)


**pushes bottle of Veuve Cliquot and Ridel flute through USB port**

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2015 11:19 AM (zF6Iw)

104 Fire them all. It's a shame we can't shoot them.
***
The left seems enamored of the Chinese system of government.

The one real redeeming thing I see is that when a government bureaucrat screws up badly enough the punishment is firing squad.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 26, 2015 11:19 AM (78TbK)

105 I'm not particularly attracted to men, but I've often thought about becoming a prostitute. It would increase my confidence that I can "pass" as a woman. I'd still be embarrassed if Kris found out, though.

Posted by: Bruce Jenner at March 26, 2015 11:19 AM (xkSSa)

106 Well, to be fair, they're used to hookers not being from drug cartels and all... 'cause in DC they're provided by lobbyists n such,.

Posted by: anon a mouse at March 26, 2015 11:19 AM (KnbYp)

107 Seriously, why is this shocking to anyone? Cops were corrupt as fuck 100 years ago. They've always been corrupt. They will always be corrupt.

Doesn't matter if it's the beat cop or an FBI agent or DEA. Is every single one of them corrupt? Obviously not. But a significant percent are. And if you're shocked by this, you need to get out of the bubble every now and then.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 26, 2015 11:20 AM (0LHZx)

108 Besides, who would notice if Bedford disappeared?



Euless?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2015 11:20 AM (JaIUI)

109 And now it turns out most of them are dirty, drunken scumbags, and the rest are (evidently) timid little careerists dreaming of those golden parachute pensions who don't want to rock the boat. Which causes more people to shy away from such places, which suits them just fine.

Posted by: SS Agent Sterling Archer at March 26, 2015 11:20 AM (Spluw)

110 Yeah... because who PAID for the hookers is the real problem here, not
the fact that DEA agents are living like Bill Clinton on Sex Island
while purportedly working.
___
Ahem! All of our lovely ladies are of age.

Posted by: Some DEA agent at March 26, 2015 11:20 AM (78TbK)

111 I've been to New Braunfels many times. Why ISIS hates it, is beyond me. They may not like tubing on the river.>>>

It's hard to go tubing in a burqa. Or sober for that matter.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 26, 2015 11:20 AM (aVYsC)

112 ISIS needs to change their list and remove Texas cities. Put in liberal gun free zones like Berkeley.

Posted by: Roy at March 26, 2015 11:20 AM (VndSC)

113 "What a strange list."

They based it on information about the servicemen who carried out the bombings, supposedly.

Guess there's some guy in Wyle who's buying up an armory about now.

Posted by: Lauren at March 26, 2015 11:20 AM (eQBH3)

114 Besides, who would notice if Bedford disappeared?



Euless?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2015 11:20 AM (JaIUI)


And Hurst, perhaps. Then they'd just be "HE."
And Eusless might actually appreciate the decreased competition.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 26, 2015 11:21 AM (kff5f)

115 Oh and German pilot? Pic of him in front of Golden Gate Bride.



He lives with his parents.




My Gaydor is lighting up

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 26, 2015 11:21 AM (0FSuD)

116 Yay the damned conference is OVER

Now just to get home in one piece

Posted by: Bigby's Cellphone Finger at March 26, 2015 11:22 AM (4cJjO)

117 **pushes bottle of Veuve Cliquot and Ridel flute through USB port**

We have simply got to figure out how they perfected this technology...

Posted by: NSA at March 26, 2015 11:22 AM (DT3rQ)

118 Didn't Ian Kinsler used to live in Bedford?

Posted by: Lauren at March 26, 2015 11:22 AM (eQBH3)

119 Tight wearing friend of Peter Pan.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 26, 2015 11:22 AM (b4JMJ)

120 Badges for nothing

Get your chicks for free

Posted by: Dire GnuBreed at March 26, 2015 11:22 AM (8AyME)

121 In before somebody blames Bush!
Posted by: Fritz at March 26, 2015 11:15 AM (UzPAd)


Begun, the Hardwood Wars have.

Posted by: alexthechick - Jazz Hands Gojira at March 26, 2015 11:22 AM (mf5HN)

122 We may as well be living under Caligula...

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at March 26, 2015 11:22 AM (JgC5a)

123 But as soon as her holy of holies submerged into the fizzling bubbly, she screamed in pain, "My pussy's on fire!" and leapt out of the tub, to hide in her bedroom - alone and in pain - for the rest of the night.

History doesn't say how a blue-balled Dean and Hopper passed the evening.



That'll kill wood.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2015 11:23 AM (JaIUI)

124 The German co-pilot didn't talk during the last 10 minutes of the flight, but he was doing jazz hands the entire time.

Posted by: Roy at March 26, 2015 11:23 AM (VndSC)

125 "And Eusless might actually appreciate the decreased competition."


Haven't been in a couple months but if they're still re-doing 820/183 then ISIS can save their bombs.....the place is already a disaster area.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 26, 2015 11:23 AM (LA7Cm)

126
Begun, the Hardwood Wars have.

Modified Hardwood. No topiary.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2015 11:23 AM (JtwS4)

127 Link in sig to the list of cities. Some really odd choices, I have to say.

Posted by: Lauren at March 26, 2015 11:23 AM (eQBH3)

128 Doesn't matter if it's the beat cop or an FBI agent or DEA. Is every single one of them corrupt? Obviously not. But a significant percent are. And if you're shocked by this, you need to get out of the bubble every now and then.Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 26, 2015 11:20 AM (0LHZx)***************************And the takeaway is... that it's all fine and dandy? Actually I'm not shocked at all. Government corruption tends to be incorrigible. I'm just weary. But I think we still need to keep trying to fight it when it crops up, no?

Posted by: Bruce Jenner at March 26, 2015 11:23 AM (xkSSa)

129 My Gaydor is lighting up
Posted by: Nip Sip at March 26, 2015 11:21 AM (0FSuD)

----

Gaydor ????

Is that the city the Rohirrim sent their..... girly-man.... riders???

Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2015 11:23 AM (NaV4z)

130 57 What, they figured all those honeys showed up just because they were that awesome?


You know, I am beginning to regret nearly the entirety of my career choices.

Posted by: alexthechick - Jazz Hands Gojira at March 26, 2015 11:08 AM (mf5HN)


This. No kidding AtC. private sector? What a joke. Gubmint Thats where the fun is.

Posted by: Badda Bing at March 26, 2015 11:24 AM (o2yvE)

131 **pushes bottle of Veuve Cliquot and Ridel flute through USB port**
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2015 11:19 AM (zF6Iw)



Thank you, MP4.

*sips all delicately*

*like the lady I am*

Posted by: alexthechick - Jazz Hands Gojira at March 26, 2015 11:24 AM (mf5HN)

132 Posted by: Bandersnatch, batshit libertarian at March 26, 2015 11:13 AM (JtwS4

I say that with the same smile as when using wingnut conservative.
Or gun-nut.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 26, 2015 11:24 AM (XmOA9)

133 I somewhat understand that people can be bribed with money or "expensive gifts", but hookers? What kind of a bribe is that? "Let me inspire you to neglect your duties and break the law by giving you access to this cheap std-dispenser!"

Seriously, only men...

Posted by: Elize Nayden, Prophetess of Delicious Doom at March 26, 2015 11:24 AM (S0UkS)

134
Gaydor ????

Is that the city the Rohirrim sent their..... girly-man.... riders???

Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2015 11:23 AM (NaV4z)


Peruvia.

Posted by: Badda Bing at March 26, 2015 11:24 AM (o2yvE)

135 @58
They can if they are real quills covered by plush sheaths. I am exercising my 2nd Amendment rights.

Posted by: lurkingestlurker-Giant Plush Porcupine at March 26, 2015 11:25 AM (k8xvx)

136 Assless Chap Riders.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 26, 2015 11:25 AM (b4JMJ)

137 *sips all delicately*

*like the lady I am*
Posted by: alexthechick - Jazz Hands Gojira at March 26, 2015 11:24 AM (mf5HN)

---

... that's a lot of letters to spell C-H-U-G...

Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2015 11:26 AM (NaV4z)

138 And the takeaway is... that it's all fine and dandy? Actually I'm not shocked at all. Government corruption tends to be incorrigible. I'm just weary. But I think we still need to keep trying to fight it when it crops up, no?
Posted by: Bruce Jenner at March 26, 2015 11:23 AM (xkSSa)

_________

I'm not suggesting it's OK. I'm just saying that it's shocking that so many people here are shocked this is happening. And yeah you can fight corruption and you'll be about as succesful as fighting the war on drugs.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 26, 2015 11:26 AM (0LHZx)

139 136 Assless Chap Riders.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 26, 2015 11:25 AM (b4JMJ)


I believe this comment is appropriate for most any thread.

Posted by: Badda Bing at March 26, 2015 11:26 AM (o2yvE)

140 *scratches "bathe in champagne" off bucket list
*adds "eat nachos on a stick" in its place

Posted by: Lizzy at March 26, 2015 11:26 AM (TLTHv)

141 I somewhat understand that people can be bribed with money or "expensive gifts", but hookers? What kind of a bribe is that? "Let me inspire you to neglect your duties and break the law by giving you access to this cheap std-dispenser!" Seriously, only men...
Posted by: Elize Nayden

It does make ya wonder what the female agents, if any are doing. These stories about SS and others behaving badly while on assignment have been flowing out for years now.

What are the female agents doing in the mddle of this? We know that while some women who attanded the earlier Tailhook conventions were attacked, others were participants. What's going on here?

Posted by: SS Agent Sterling Archer at March 26, 2015 11:27 AM (Spluw)

142 Gaydor ????

Is that the city the Rohirrim sent their..... girly-man.... riders???
Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2015 11:23 AM (NaV4z)

**********


One does not simply sashay into Gaydor.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at March 26, 2015 11:27 AM (vgIRn)

143
"There's not a smidgen of corruption in my administration".

Absolutely correct.

Another smidgen wouldn't fit.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 26, 2015 11:27 AM (jeCnD)

144 @127


That list is simply incoherent. A Mohammedan on a computer tried to pick shit out.



Posted by: Nip Sip at March 26, 2015 11:27 AM (0FSuD)

145 "Crooked cops. Do they come in any other way? If I'd been just a little dumber, I could have joined the force myself."

-- Payback

Posted by: RoyalOil at March 26, 2015 11:27 AM (ZvKdv)

146 At the end of the day a DEA agent is a govt employee, no different than a Dept of Education bureaucrat or a hack at the EPA.

If you can't do, teach. If you can't teach, teach gym. If you can't teach gym, work for the govt.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 26, 2015 11:28 AM (0LHZx)

147 Assless Chap Riders.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 26, 2015 11:25 AM (b4JMJ)


I believe this comment is appropriate for most any thread.
Posted by: Badda Bing at March 26, 2015 11:26 AM (o2yvE)

----

Insert the customary "all chaps are ass less other wise they'd be called 'pants'" comment here.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2015 11:28 AM (NaV4z)

148
132 Posted by: Bandersnatch, batshit libertarian at March 26, 2015 11:13 AM (JtwS4

I say that with the same smile as when using wingnut conservative.
Or gun-nut.


Oh, I was just having fun. Not offended in the least.

And "War on Some Drugs" is pretty much a batshit libertarian giveaway.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2015 11:28 AM (JtwS4)

149 Look at the Reagan footage of the SS agent throwing himself in front of a bullet. I doubt he was hungover or coming off a bender.

Posted by: ejo at March 26, 2015 11:28 AM (rsGj7)

150
The main problem for us of course is that with obama's open borders and the drug cartel cash - the corruption in the States will reach Mexico levels and that will be that. South Side of Chicago everywhere.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 26, 2015 11:28 AM (ODxAs)

151 Seriously, only men...

Posted by: Elize Nayden, Prophetess of Delicious Doom at March 26, 2015 11:24 AM (S0UkS)



....yeah, our interactions with women, any women, are not some of our finest moments.

Posted by: Badda Bing at March 26, 2015 11:28 AM (o2yvE)

152 And yeah you can fight corruption and you'll be about as succesful as fighting the war on drugs.
***
When you give people power they will use it to their own ends. History has shown this to be true in the aggregate. Individuals can resist, and societies can structure themselves to minimize the seductive power of corruption, but honestly the only way to reduce the corruption in our federal government is to reduce its power substantially.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 26, 2015 11:29 AM (78TbK)

153 Gobmint jobs are fun depending on what you do.

The conference was a government thing but I never got hookers out of it


We just talked about the gays and computers and diseases

Posted by: Bigby's Cellphone Finger at March 26, 2015 11:29 AM (4cJjO)

154 Peruvia.

Posted by: Badda Bing at March 26, 2015 11:24 AM (o2yvE)

Have good coke and cheap ho's

Posted by: DEA Agents at March 26, 2015 11:29 AM (0FSuD)

155
Anybody watch The Americans? Each week it gets darker and darker. Hope they die miserable deaths.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 26, 2015 11:29 AM (iQIUe)

156 Is this a suspension with pay? I could use two weeks off.

Different meaning to let's get drunk and pick up some pussy.

Posted by: DaveA at March 26, 2015 11:29 AM (DL2i+)

157 >>I'm just saying that it's shocking that so many people here are shocked this is happening.


I don't think it's shock so much as anger. And it's anger at how the federal government across the board has been abusing its power against its citizens over the last six years AND so flagrantly breaking the law at the same time.
There's always been bad apples, misbehavior, etc. it's just a lot harder to shrug off when they're also being such assholes to everyone else.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 26, 2015 11:30 AM (TLTHv)

158
ISIS just released a hitlist that includes some Texas cities.

Abilene, New Braunfels, San Antonio, Wyle, Fort Hood, Bedford, Kileen

--

New Braunfels? What, they want to target the Scooter Store?

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 26, 2015 11:30 AM (zaNRA)

159 It does make ya wonder what the female agents, if any are doing.



The same hookers as the men.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2015 11:30 AM (JaIUI)

160 It's a shame we can't shoot them.
Posted by: troyriser at March 26, 2015 11:17 AM (Bvf82)


I try not to say that, but .....

...yeah, that.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at March 26, 2015 11:31 AM (yFqY+)

161 Different meaning to let's get drunk and pick up some pussy.
Posted by: DaveA at March 26, 2015 11:29 AM (DL2i+)




I keep dropping mine.

Posted by: Ed Gein at March 26, 2015 11:31 AM (vgIRn)

162 Don't they know the rules of war? Strike for the heart.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 26, 2015 11:31 AM (b4JMJ)

163 147 Assless Chap Riders.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 26, 2015 11:25 AM (b4JMJ)


I believe this comment is appropriate for most any thread.
Posted by: Badda Bing at March 26, 2015 11:26 AM (o2yvE)

----

Insert the customary "all chaps are ass less other wise they'd be called 'pants'" comment here.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2015 11:28 AM (NaV4z)


I expect that BossM will be inserting this into many threads in the future such as "I have one thing to say about that...assless chaps." See it works.

Posted by: Badda Bing at March 26, 2015 11:31 AM (o2yvE)

164 By what accounting is the war on drugs a success?

Posted by: eman at March 26, 2015 11:32 AM (MQEz6)

165 Some really odd choices, I have to say.


They've got to be building this list off hometowns of American soldiers. Bolivar IN isn't big enough to have traffic lights.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at March 26, 2015 11:32 AM (/kI1Q)

166 I've been to New Braunfels many times. Why ISIS hates it, is beyond me. They may not like tubing on the river.

Schlitterbahn.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 26, 2015 11:32 AM (4WhSY)

167 wtf??!!? I have to bring a briefcase full of money and coke to get that kind of treatment.

Posted by: Charlie Sheen at March 26, 2015 11:32 AM (8AyME)

168 164 By what accounting is the war on drugs a success?
Posted by: eman at March 26, 2015 11:32 AM (MQEz6)

____________

By the same accounting used to show Porkulus was a success.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 26, 2015 11:32 AM (0LHZx)

169 Individuals can resist, and societies can structure themselves to minimize the seductive power of corruption, but honestly the only way to reduce the corruption in our federal government is to reduce its power substantially.

Which *might* be a reason the authors of the Constitution very conspicuously left out "Police Powers" from those granted to the Federal Government.

Yes, my State and Local police forces are probably also corrupt. Being much closer to the People, they're easier for the People to keep an eye upon, and the level of corruption will necessarily be somewhat smaller (if only from lack of opportunity).

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 26, 2015 11:33 AM (kff5f)

170 Different meaning to let's get drunk and pick up some pussy.

-----


..... so you can pick up girls like a six pack.

Posted by: ...just the punchline.... at March 26, 2015 11:33 AM (NaV4z)

171 Insert the customary "all chaps are ass less other wise they'd be called 'pants'" comment here.



Assless chaps referred to at the HQ goes to form, not function.

Assless = Worn pantsless.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2015 11:33 AM (JaIUI)

172 wtf??!!? I have to bring a briefcase full of money and coke to get that kind of treatment.
Posted by: Charlie Sheen

You bring coke to Columbia? That's funny.

Posted by: SS Agent Sterling Archer at March 26, 2015 11:33 AM (Spluw)

173 The rest of that list is just as weird.


Farmington, NM?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 26, 2015 11:33 AM (LA7Cm)

174 Schlitterbahn.
Posted by: Blanco Basura
------------------------

Bikinis and Shiner Bock? Good call.

Posted by: Roy at March 26, 2015 11:34 AM (VndSC)

175 Speaking as a guy who was a cop, chicks throw themselves at us. It's downright scary sometimes.

And I was 50 when I got my shield!

Posted by: LCDR M(Ret) at March 26, 2015 11:34 AM (5PedV)

176
By what accounting is the war on drugs a success?

It has brought us asset forfeiture laws which allow police departments to become self-funding.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2015 11:34 AM (JtwS4)

177 Piracy is profitable. Who knew?

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 26, 2015 11:35 AM (b4JMJ)

178 By the same accounting used to show Porkulus was a success.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 26, 2015 11:32 AM (0LHZx)


Porkulus? I thought that was Jabba the Hutt's brother.

Posted by: Badda Bing at March 26, 2015 11:35 AM (o2yvE)

179 Piracy is profitable. Who knew?



Somalia.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2015 11:35 AM (JaIUI)

180 It has brought us asset forfeiture laws which allow police departments to become self-funding.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2015 11:34 AM (JtwS4)


That's incredibly cynical, Bander.

Champagne?

Posted by: alexthechick - Jazz Hands Gojira at March 26, 2015 11:36 AM (mf5HN)

181 #31, no, he sounds like John Houseman from The Paper Chase.

Posted by: LCDR M(Ret) at March 26, 2015 11:36 AM (5PedV)

182 "What, they figured all those honeys showed up just because they were that awesome?"

Happens all the time to me.

Posted by: Brian Williams at March 26, 2015 11:36 AM (1BQGO)

183 Yes, my State and Local police forces are probably also corrupt. Being much closer to the People, they're easier for the People to keep an eye upon, and the level of corruption will necessarily be somewhat smaller (if only from lack of opportunity).
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 26, 2015 11:33 AM (kff5f)

_____________

I know a local cop who lives well above what his income dictates he should live like. And I've hung out with him and his fellow officer buddies a few times. Lots of new and almost new expensive cars/trucks around. Not bad for dudes making $40-60K a year.

Hmmm.....

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 26, 2015 11:37 AM (0LHZx)

184 "What, they figured all those honeys showed up just because they were that awesome?"


If, IF that ever happened to me, klaxons would be going off.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2015 11:37 AM (JaIUI)

185 I hope that fucking kraut pilot is getting his as reemed by Ernst Rhom in hell right now.

Posted by: maddogg at March 26, 2015 11:38 AM (xWW96)

186 182 "What, they figured all those honeys showed up just because they were that awesome?"

Happens all the time to me.


Posted by: Brian Williams at March 26, 2015 11:36 AM (1BQGO)


When I'm ridin' with my cop buddies knockin' around perps.

Posted by: Brian Williams 'here we go again' at March 26, 2015 11:38 AM (o2yvE)

187 Porkulus? I thought that was Jabba the Hutt's brother.
Posted by: Badda Bing at March 26, 2015 11:35 AM (o2yvE)

He was an obscure Roman emperor. Died of a massive heart attack within minutes of taking office.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 26, 2015 11:38 AM (2Ojst)

188 The ISIS list isn't weird if you think about it. Everyone expects attacks to happen in DC or NY or LA. Nobody expects an attack in middle of nowhere NM or Iowa. When it does happen there, the entire country, in every small town across the land will be in a state of panic thinking, if it can happen there, it can happen here too. And small towns like that are probably unprepared to deal with any sort of attack, making it that much easier to execute the plan.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 26, 2015 11:39 AM (0LHZx)

189 Was that wrong? Should I have not done that?

Posted by: Special Agent Costanza at March 26, 2015 11:40 AM (a3NCX)

190 I know a local cop who lives well above what his income dictates he should live like. And I've hung out with him and his fellow officer buddies a few times. Lots of new and almost new expensive cars/trucks around. Not bad for dudes making $40-60K a year.



And part time off duty jobs paying $25 - $35 an hour adds up. (and that's the going rate for big departments lika Dallas)

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2015 11:40 AM (JaIUI)

191
Champagne?

*grasps flute with pinky outstretched*

Thank you, my dear.

Strawberries?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2015 11:40 AM (JtwS4)

192 If women "throw themselves at cops" then why do they sometimes get busted for coercing sex?

Posted by: Bigby's Cellphone Finger at March 26, 2015 11:41 AM (4cJjO)

193 Strawberries?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2015 11:40 AM (JtwS4)



Yes, please.



Posted by: alexthechick - Jazz Hands Gojira at March 26, 2015 11:41 AM (mf5HN)

194 Daily Mail. Copilot depressed in 2008. Had to stop training.
http://tinyurl.com/pbe3e7c

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 26, 2015 11:41 AM (b4JMJ)

195 Just took a look at the "Kill List". Farmington, NM? That's gun country, be a big mistake to start shit in that little town.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 26, 2015 11:41 AM (4WhSY)

196 I have had about enough. I live in a fcuking war zone. Do they give every Mexican a leaf blower when they come over the border?





Has anyone ever seen a Mexican without one? Well, I guess the guys in the taco trucks count and my maid. That's it.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 26, 2015 11:42 AM (0FSuD)

197 If women "throw themselves at cops" then why do they sometimes get busted for coercing sex?

Some do...some not so much.

Individual variation, it's a beeyotch at times.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented Christian Objectivist at March 26, 2015 11:42 AM (DT3rQ)

198 Just took a look at the "Kill List". Farmington, NM? That's gun country, be a big mistake to start shit in that little town.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 26, 2015 11:41 AM (4WhSY)



Since we're living all the most interesting parts of Tom Clancy's novels at once, I keep waiting for the coordinated shopping mall attacks and the attackers discovering that doing that out in the middle of America leads to people shooting back.

Posted by: alexthechick - Jazz Hands Gojira at March 26, 2015 11:43 AM (mf5HN)

199 191
Champagne?

*grasps flute with pinky outstretched*

Thank you, my dear.

Strawberries?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2015 11:40 AM (JtwS4)




Can I get in on this action?

Posted by: Steve Kroft at March 26, 2015 11:43 AM (vgIRn)

200 Just took a look at the "Kill List". Farmington, NM? That's gun country,


Cough. **small town Texas** Cough.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2015 11:43 AM (JaIUI)

201 Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 26, 2015 11:39 AM (0LHZx)

---

You've never actually lived in small rural farm town have you?

Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2015 11:43 AM (NaV4z)

202 "Besides, who would notice if Bedford disappeared?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 26, 2015 11:15 AM (kff5f)"

Traffic on 183 is already bad enough. Just think how bad it would be if the part that ran through Bedford was missing.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 26, 2015 11:43 AM (KDbAT)

203 That doesn't make any sense

Posted by: Bigby's Cellphone Finger at March 26, 2015 11:44 AM (4cJjO)

204 Speaking of rock stars without any musical ability, has anyone been watching American Idol?

Fuck.

Posted by: jwest at March 26, 2015 11:44 AM (9ZZd+)

205 Any good government employee knows you don't let the cartel pay for your hookers. Those are entered in column C (Miscellaneous) on your travel voucher and reimbursed at the end of the month.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 26, 2015 11:44 AM (NeFrd)

206 Money for nothing. Chicks for free.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 26, 2015 11:45 AM (b4JMJ)

207 I've long said that a truly evil terror group would target the midsize and small towns.
ISIS: They are who we thought they were!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 26, 2015 11:45 AM (XmOA9)

208 ". And small towns like that are probably unprepared to deal with any sort of attack, making it that much easier to execute the plan."

Except for the fact that every house is armed. My small town may only have 3 cops, but I guarantee there are more guns than people. I doubt there are many small towns in America with different demographics. Maybe on the coast, but even there I doubt it.

Posted by: Lauren at March 26, 2015 11:45 AM (eQBH3)

209 The ISIS list isn't weird if you think about it. Everyone expects attacks to happen in DC or NY or LA. Nobody expects an attack in middle of nowhere NM or Iowa. When it does happen there, the entire country, in every small town across the land will be in a state of panic thinking, if it can happen there, it can happen here too. And small towns like that are probably unprepared to deal with any sort of attack, making it that much easier to execute the plan.

-----

I disagree due to the amount of coverage 9-11 got in NYC compared to the coverage of the other plane crashes that day. NYC getting hit again ( God forbid) would get much more coverage than even Dearborn.

Posted by: Chilling the most at March 26, 2015 11:45 AM (zW5rQ)

210 @194

Ghey. I am sure, boy friend left him, blah blah blah. Living with parents at 28? Hope he rots in hell.


150 dead

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 26, 2015 11:45 AM (0FSuD)

211 *reads new side-bar article on germanwings*

Young copilot with 600 hours apparently kamikazed the whole plane. Yeah check the dude's financial records.

My condolences to the all the victims' families.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 26, 2015 11:46 AM (KJLsF)

212 @183 - around here cops are pulling six figures from pretty early in their careers, especially if they can snag a little overtime, and with the current disability and 3%-at-50 pension retirements pretty much everyone's retired by their early 50s with a pension at or above their base pay for their final year and medical for life.

I think the firemen have it better than the cops in that once you get some seniority you can pretty much set up your work schedule around the hours of an outside business.

Maybe the good part of the Californian public-safety taxpayer shakedown is that big payout at the end is a pretty good incentive to minimize on-duty corruption.

Posted by: JEM at March 26, 2015 11:47 AM (o+SC1)

213 "My pussy's on fire!"

Wait, don't all women say that before teh secks?

Posted by: Citizen X at March 26, 2015 11:47 AM (7ObY1)

214 "Those are entered in column C (Miscellaneous) on your travel voucher and reimbursed at the end of the month. "


Excellent point.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 26, 2015 11:47 AM (LA7Cm)

215 "Abilene, New Braunfels, San Antonio, Wyle, Fort Hood, Bedford, Kileen "


I've been everywhere, man, I've been everywhere.

Posted by: Citizen X at March 26, 2015 11:47 AM (7ObY1)

216 And small towns like that are probably unprepared to deal with any sort of attack

Lol. "Small towns like that" are armed to the teeth with military surplus equipment.

http://is.gd/w2MgXv

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at March 26, 2015 11:47 AM (/kI1Q)

217 "185
I hope that fucking kraut pilot is getting his as reemed by Ernst Rhom in hell right now.

Posted by: maddogg at March 26, 2015 11:38 AM (xWW96)"

You and Phil Robinson both.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 26, 2015 11:48 AM (KDbAT)

218 My cousin was a city cop for a pretty long time.

As a patrolman, he enjoyed the action and the excitement. Although he confided that most of the city cops in this city were pot heads. Interesting.

As he grew older and became a sergeant (investigator, plain clothes), he grew more cynical about the job and a lot of other cops.

The last few years, he was counting the days until he could retire and get out. I don't think he was corrupt. But he sure saw a lot of stuff inside that made him sick and tired.

I think a lot of cops get into it for various reasons, and then get burned out and should quit, but don't. Then they become alcoholics, corrupt, a lot of things. Cynical, mainly.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...lost in a dream at March 26, 2015 11:48 AM (RFeQD)

219 And small towns like that are probably unprepared to deal with any sort of attack,

****


Uh, hey Vern? Yeah, it's me, Joe. Yeah, it looks like they took out the stop light. Can you have Marvin bring the extension ladder over and I'll climb up and have a look-see?

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 26, 2015 11:48 AM (NeFrd)

220 Except for the fact that every house is armed. My small town may only have 3 cops, but I guarantee there are more guns than people. I doubt there are many small towns in America with different demographics.



I would have more trouble trying to carry everything.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2015 11:48 AM (JaIUI)

221
OT: Pilot boy's caesura in his flight education was medical, not jihadical. Depression and other psychological issues.

A friend describes him as fanatical and mentally unstable. Only thing he ever wanted since childhood was to fly. Decorated his room with nothing but airplane photos and tchotchkes.

Nevertheless he was pronounced fully fit to resume training. This was in 2008.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2015 11:49 AM (JtwS4)

222 Asset forfeiture - allowing every PoPo and Federal agency to act like Boss Hogg.

*fires up the General Lee*

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 26, 2015 11:49 AM (KJLsF)

223 ISIS just released a hitlist that includes some Texas cities.

Abilene, New Braunfels, San Antonio, Wyle, Fort Hood, Bedford, Kileen

--

Nothin' in NJ, cause it's killing itself

Posted by: MikeH at March 26, 2015 11:50 AM (NPaHf)

224 Of all the bullies in my very large high school, there were 2 in particular who were truly disturbed individuals. I'm talking really sick, certifiable psychopaths.

Both of them are now cops. And knowing those two, that is extremely scary.

Posted by: Citizen X at March 26, 2015 11:50 AM (7ObY1)

225 @221 - in other words the pilot in command ought not have given him his performance review in the first half-hour of the flight.

Posted by: JEM at March 26, 2015 11:50 AM (o+SC1)

226 The last few years, he was counting the days until
he could retire and get out. I don't think he was corrupt. But he sure
saw a lot of stuff inside that made him sick and tired.

I think a
lot of cops get into it for various reasons, and then get burned out
and should quit, but don't. Then they become alcoholics, corrupt, a lot
of things. Cynical, mainly.


Posted by: Bossy Conservative...lost in a dream at March 26, 2015 11:48 AM (RFeQD)

A good take on why we can't get good cops.

I'll take Al Sharpton for $1,000, Alex.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 26, 2015 11:50 AM (0FSuD)

227 VagISIL probably considers all of NJ a suburb of NYC.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 26, 2015 11:51 AM (KJLsF)

228 Sure there's lotsa guns in small town America.
Statistics show that only about 7% of folks have CCW licenses. Okay, that's actually just pulled from my ass, but it's close enough. Now double that number if you're feeling generous, and you have an approximation of what percentage of folks would actually have a gun nearby if things went sideways in little town America.

How's that going to help if the plan is to pack an SUV full of just enough explosive to blow apart the Hardware Hank on Main Street?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 26, 2015 11:51 AM (XmOA9)

229 Maybe Pilot Boy was bullied on the internet.

It could be that we're responsible.

Fuck.

Posted by: jwest at March 26, 2015 11:52 AM (9ZZd+)

230 227 VagISIL probably considers all of NJ a suburb of NYC.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 26, 2015 11:51 AM (KJLsF)

Nah, once you get below I-195 it's a suburb of Phillu

Posted by: MikeH at March 26, 2015 11:52 AM (NPaHf)

231 My small town may only have 3 cops, but I guarantee there are more guns than people. I doubt there are many small towns in America with different demographics.

---

And those three cops.... along with the Sherrifs, are more dialed in to whats going on in their town than any Metropolitan Police Dept.

Strangers definitely get a looksie.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2015 11:52 AM (NaV4z)

232 ISIS just released a hitlist that includes some Texas cities.

Abilene, New Braunfels, San Antonio, Wyle, Fort Hood, Bedford, Kileen


Screw that. I watched Southland Tales, nothing good comes of attacking Abilene.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented Christian Objectivist at March 26, 2015 11:52 AM (DT3rQ)

233 OT: Pilot boy's caesura in his flight education was medical, not jihadical. Depression and other psychological issues. A friend describes him as fanatical and mentally unstable. Only thing he ever wanted since childhood was to fly. Decorated his room with nothing but airplane photos and tchotchkes. Nevertheless he was pronounced fully fit to resume training. This was in 2008.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

I don't think that a childhood dream of flying is bad, in and of itself. I have heard it said that flying an airliner is in many ways what driving a bus is to driving. You can do it and get paid to do it, but it isn't much fun.

Posted by: SS Agent Sterling Archer at March 26, 2015 11:52 AM (Spluw)

234 I don't think that a childhood dream of flying is bad, in and of itself. I have heard it said that flying an airliner is in many ways what driving a bus is to driving. You can do it and get paid to do it, but it isn't much fun.
Posted by: SS Agent Sterling Archer at March 26, 2015 11:52 AM (Spluw)

Unless you're flying Feds to South America

Posted by: MikeH at March 26, 2015 11:53 AM (NPaHf)

235 How's that going to help if the plan is to pack an SUV full of just
enough explosive to blow apart the Hardware Hank on Main Street?


Sherriff's got an MRAP, does that help?

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at March 26, 2015 11:53 AM (/kI1Q)

236 Except for the fact that every house is armed. My small town may only
have 3 cops, but I guarantee there are more guns than people. I doubt
there are many small towns in America with different demographics. Maybe
on the coast, but even there I doubt it.
>>>

During the winter I will see the highest traffic on my rural road. When the guys in pickups are out hunting coyotes. So not only are they armed they are organized and have communication.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 26, 2015 11:53 AM (aVYsC)

237 OT: Pilot boy's caesura in his flight education was medical, not jihadical. Depression and other psychological issues.

There you have it. Want to bet he just had a change in his medications?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented Christian Objectivist at March 26, 2015 11:54 AM (DT3rQ)

238 I see Colorado Springs made the list. I suspect Fort Carson, NORAD, Peterson and Schriever AFBs and the Academy might take issue with hadji on that.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at March 26, 2015 11:54 AM (vgIRn)

239 Strangers definitely get a looksie.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2015 11:52 AM (NaV4z)

I'll bet they get more than a "lookise". This is one reason a lot of big cities are going back to foot patrols. Get them out of the car.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 26, 2015 11:54 AM (0FSuD)

240 Statistics show that only about 7% of folks have CCW licenses. Okay, that's actually just pulled from my ass, but it's close enough. Now double that number if you're feeling generous, and you have an approximation of what percentage of folks would actually have a gun nearby if things went sideways in little town America.

You only need a CCW if you plan on carrying. WAY, WAY more than that have pistols anyway (that they just don't carry), and/or rifles/shotguns.

The 50% number in Texas is wrong, but it's something on the order of 1/3 or more households in TX with guns. And a disproportionate amount of those are in small towns.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 26, 2015 11:55 AM (kff5f)

241 OMG just read about the pilot of that plane..... Words can't describe how I feel for those poor innocent passengers...

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at March 26, 2015 11:55 AM (Bn6aD)

242 Closet town to where I live - police department is an old brick building and next door to the laundromat. One good oversud and there goes the police force.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 26, 2015 11:55 AM (KJLsF)

243 That's a Hell of an article on the flight in the sidebar.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 26, 2015 11:55 AM (LA7Cm)

244 Hardware Hank on Main Street?

----

Hardware Hank is on North Franklin St.......

Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2015 11:55 AM (NaV4z)

245 They are just following the lead, of those in power...

Like... Obama taking illegal foreign campaign contributions by turning authenticating credit cards off.

Or the Clinton foundation taking foreign money while she was Sec State...

Or the Congressional Insider trading, which they made illegal to great fanfare, and then quietly made LEGAL again...

Posted by: BB Wolf at March 26, 2015 11:56 AM (qh617)

246 The police department in Mooreland, population 367, has a hazardous
material analyzer, originally worth $75,000, according to government
records --and a soft-serve ice cream machine.


OTOH--and we're back to the original theme of the post--the small-town cops aren't going to use all their military equipment on jihadis, they're gonna use it to get pussy and harass the kids they didn't like in HS.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at March 26, 2015 11:56 AM (/kI1Q)

247
>>>Speaking of rock stars without any musical ability, has anyone been watching American Idol?

No, but for some odd reason I was watching the voice this week and kind of enjoying it.

Also, pilotwithdepression? Ugh. Wonder if there was a previous suicide attempt?

Posted by: Lea at March 26, 2015 11:56 AM (lIU4e)

248 " I see Colorado Springs made the list. I suspect Fort Carson, NORAD, Peterson and Schriever AFBs and the Academy might take issue with hadji on that."

Is T9 back home?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 26, 2015 11:56 AM (F1jFR)

249 A few years ago they passed the "console law" so that you do not need a CHL to keep a loaded pistol in the center console or glove compartment of your car in Texas.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 26, 2015 11:57 AM (KDbAT)

250 Sherriff's got an MRAP, does that help?


Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at March 26, 2015 11:53 AM (/kI1Q)

Sure it does!
But by time they move all the stuff they packed in front of it since the last parade, and get it to where the explosion happened 10 minutes ago....

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 26, 2015 11:57 AM (XmOA9)

251 Asset forfeiture - allowing every PoPo and Federal agency to act like Boss Hogg.

*fires up the General Lee*
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 26, 2015 11:49 AM (KJLsF)



That was one of my favorite throw away character development moments in True Detective.

Hart's at the country club with Geraci and the valet pulls up with Geraci's Maserati. Hart lets out a whistle and Geraci says something to the effect of like it, I seized it off a good old boy lawyer who got pulled over with a couple of joints on him.


Perfect way to show the almost casual corruption.

Posted by: alexthechick - Jazz Hands Gojira at March 26, 2015 11:57 AM (mf5HN)

252 VagISIL probably considers all of NJ a suburb of NYC.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 26, 2015 11:51 AM (KJLsF)

Nah, once you get below I-195 it's a suburb of Phillu

Posted by: MikeH at March 26, 2015 11:52 AM (NPaHf)


We in the central part give the finger to both.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at March 26, 2015 11:57 AM (FMbng)

253 Is T9 back home?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 26, 2015 11:56 AM (F1jFR)

----

I saw he posted here yesterday if that means anything....

Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2015 11:58 AM (NaV4z)

254 "A few years ago they passed the "console law"



Part of why I've never gone CHL. I've got in the pickup with me most of the time.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 26, 2015 11:58 AM (LA7Cm)

255 That co-pilot had depression and was triggered by a microaggression after seeing a can of sauerkraut.

Posted by: Roy at March 26, 2015 11:59 AM (VndSC)

256 AlextheChick was it a small town bacon lawyer?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 26, 2015 12:01 PM (KJLsF)

257 So, I mean, which is worse? That the DEA agents had sex parties with Colombian prostitutes, or that those prostitutes were supplied by the drug cartels? How many conflicts of interest can we spot in that question?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at March 26, 2015 12:01 PM (4df7R)

258 I guess my point is something we all know anyways, that we can't "harden" the entire country, and nobody would want to live in a country that tried.
A decent civil society has soft targets.

There's a solution to this particular problem.
But I'm not going to be the one who brings it up.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 26, 2015 12:01 PM (XmOA9)

259 To my mind there is no reason to have separate CC permits just issue one and be done. The right isn't split up

Posted by: Bigby's Cellphone Finger at March 26, 2015 12:04 PM (4cJjO)

260 I see from the article over at HotAir, that it is pretty certain at this point that the co-pilot of the airliner was another extremist Calvinist.

*Not specifically stated, but the implication is clear.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 26, 2015 12:04 PM (BZAd3)

261 A little too baroque for Alextopia but still delectable? ...

http://tinyurl.com/oxxnyqc

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 26, 2015 12:05 PM (KJLsF)

262 There's a solution to this particular problem.

But I'm not going to be the one who brings it up.


Fine, I will.

Trinitite.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 26, 2015 12:05 PM (4WhSY)

263 "We in the central part give the finger to both."

I almost spit out my coffee from laughing. Thx.

Your comment reminds me of 101.5 "Not NY, Not Philadelphia, Proud to NJ 101.5... ;^)

Actually, I enjoy musics and the arts in both cities, but I don't like to drive in either of them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 26, 2015 12:05 PM (DXzRD)

264 extremist Calvinist.

Really? My guess was "hardshell Baptist." ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 26, 2015 12:06 PM (DXzRD)

265 Episcopalian with a hair shirt

Posted by: Bigby's Cellphone Finger at March 26, 2015 12:07 PM (4cJjO)

266 Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 26, 2015 12:05 PM (4WhSY)

Made me search.





Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 26, 2015 12:08 PM (XmOA9)

267 extremist Calvinist.

Really? My guess was "hardshell Baptist." ;^)
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 26, 2015 12:06 PM (DXzRD)

Maybe he was confused. Bit of both.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 26, 2015 12:09 PM (BZAd3)

268 John Cohen?

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 26, 2015 12:09 PM (b4JMJ)

269 Mindful Webworker has probably gone off to mindfully webwork, but I wanted to thank him for the prayer that he offered in the art thread. The call went much better than expected.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 26, 2015 12:09 PM (DXzRD)

270 264 extremist Calvinist.
---------
Really? My guess was "hardshell Baptist." ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke
-------------------------
And here I was going with "Hobbesist."

Posted by: shredded chi at March 26, 2015 12:09 PM (HNj0s)

271 I guesss that we're out of the running

Posted by: Papist Bograt at March 26, 2015 12:10 PM (Spluw)

272 BREAKING Saudi Arabia And Egypt To Send Ground Troops To Fight Shiite Rebels In Yemen

Weasel Zippers

Absent American Leadership, this is the shit that happens and Iran is threatening the Saudis and Egyptians.

Great success story there Fredo

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 26, 2015 12:11 PM (rDqRv)

273 The Saudis have launched a Crusade against Yemeni Freedom Fighters.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 26, 2015 12:11 PM (b4JMJ)

274 President Mean Girls strkes again: US declassifies documents and officially reveals Israel's nuclear program. Wow. Link in sig.

Posted by: Emile Antoon Khadaji at March 26, 2015 12:11 PM (Nj2wY)

275 Troubled young man, trying to turn his life around. Same can't be said for the aircraft.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 26, 2015 12:12 PM (NeFrd)

276 They may need to re-think that locked door thing..... I guess in the States we require a Steward/ ess to be in the cockpit..... The maker of the door said that they never contemplated needing to protect the Passengers from the crew

Posted by: hello it's Me Donna... again at March 26, 2015 12:12 PM (Bn6aD)

277 >>264 extremist Calvinist.

Don't even think of blaming us - we will sue you so fast....really, don't even look in our direction...not kidding here....

Posted by: Scientology at March 26, 2015 12:12 PM (TLTHv)

278
If you haven't seen this yet, worth watching.


How To Lock and Unlock Airbus A320 Cockpit Door - Description and Procedures

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROIH3KCEIvs

overrides are inhibited for 5 mins

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2015 12:12 PM (IXrOn)

279 BREAKING Saudi Arabia And Egypt To Send Ground Troops To Fight Shiite Rebels In Yemen

If this was a JEF failure, would they still be sending troops?

Posted by: Papist Bograt at March 26, 2015 12:13 PM (Spluw)

280 The Saudis have launched a Crusade against Yemeni Freedom Fighters.

obumbler has given His "blessing." So on the one hand We are aiding the Iranians in Iraq and the other We are aiding in the fight against Iran in Yemen....

Posted by: hello it's Me Donna... again at March 26, 2015 12:13 PM (Bn6aD)

281 I just love that name-hardshell Baptist. I have no idea about their particular distinctive theology but the name reminds me of seafood. You got your hardshell Baptists and your soft-shell Baptist-as much as you can eat while sitting at a checkered tablecloth. ;^)


And I mean no disrespect my brother and sisters who are Baptist. Various split off groups inn churches often have interesting names such as "Free" Methodists.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 26, 2015 12:13 PM (DXzRD)

282 Hey I'm looking pretty good right about now ha?

Posted by: CAPT Smith RMS Titanic at March 26, 2015 12:13 PM (rDqRv)

283 >>US declassifies documents and officially reveals Israel's nuclear program. Wow.

When will the MSM and political class acknowledge that Obama unofficially declared war on Israel? And it's not a recent development, just more obvious of late...

Posted by: Lizzy at March 26, 2015 12:14 PM (TLTHv)

284 President Mean Girls strkes again: US declassifies documents and officially reveals Israel's nuclear program. Wow. Link in sig.
***
I wonder how the various leakers in the CIA who helped bring us President Precedent feel now?

Good thing you got that cowboy neutered in 2006 isn't it guys?!?

Posted by: 18-1 at March 26, 2015 12:14 PM (78TbK)

285 Nevergiveup, here is what I posted this morning

You mean the Saudis are taking out the garbage the US threw? Well yeah.

Meanwhile US planes are supporting Iranian backed militia to retake Tikrit.

And yeah Bergdahl did serve just like Nidal Hassan.

This Administration seems to have a consummate skill to turn any situation into a dog's breakfast.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 26, 2015 12:15 PM (KJLsF)

286 They may need to re-think that locked door thing..... I guess in the States we require a Steward/ ess to be in the cockpit..... The maker of the door said that they never contemplated needing to protect the Passengers from the crew
Posted by: hello it's Me Donna... again

They used to have three and sometimes four man crews, except for the smallest aircraft. now i believe that two is the norm. This seems to be a confluence of tat and the mess forcing the doors to be armored.

Posted by: Papist Bograt at March 26, 2015 12:15 PM (Spluw)

287 Breaking- ISIS commanders seen scratching their heads in bewilderment trying to make sense out of captured State Department policy documents.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 26, 2015 12:16 PM (NeFrd)

288 There's a solution to this particular problem. But I'm not going to be the one who brings it up.

Fine, I will.
Trinitite.


Muzzie-less.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2015 12:16 PM (JaIUI)

289 SO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 26, 2015 12:16 PM (rDqRv)

290 "The maker of the door said that they never contemplated needing to protect the Passengers from the crew"


More and more of late.

If pilots are "passing" the psyche evals and then months later auguring airplanes full of people into the landscape then something is wrong.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 26, 2015 12:17 PM (LA7Cm)

291 So where's that Arab spring?

Posted by: hello it's Me Donna... again at March 26, 2015 12:17 PM (Bn6aD)

292 BREAKING Saudi Arabia And Egypt To Send Ground Troops To Fight Shiite Rebels In Yemen

Absent American Leadership, this is the shit that happens and Iran is threatening the Saudis and Egyptians.


Let the other poor dumb bastards die for their own country.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 26, 2015 12:17 PM (W5DcG)

293 >>So where's that Arab spring?

Became fertilizer?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 26, 2015 12:17 PM (TLTHv)

294 "ISIS commanders seen scratching their heads in bewilderment trying to make sense out of captured State Department policy documents. "



Heh!

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 26, 2015 12:18 PM (LA7Cm)

295
if this keeps happening pilotless aircraft will be here sooner than we think

Posted by: kj at March 26, 2015 12:18 PM (lKyWE)

296 >>>>>  where's that Arab spring

Next to the Lever 2000

Posted by: Bigby's Cellphone Finger at March 26, 2015 12:18 PM (4cJjO)

297
While the cause (US weaknesses, fecklessness, lack of seriousness) is of course disastrous, the result of Arab states (and, most likely, others, ahemm) collaborating to try and deal with the Persian onslaught may have positive effects in the longer run.

Beyond the absurd "leadership" currently vandalizing and wrecking the US, the country as a whole is not the serious actor it was just a few years ago. Nothing close to the maturity on foreign policy that allowed more or less responsible leadership during most of the Cold War.

Carter was far out of touch with average sensible American views on world affairs - one reason for the electorate excreting him from power in 1980.

To the extent most Americans have anything that could be called "views" on foreign policy today, Obama's, uh own very unsophisticated ignorant (and in his case perversely anti-American) views are NOT that out of the mainstream.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 26, 2015 12:19 PM (afQnV)

298 President Mean Girls strkes again: US declassifies documents and officially reveals Israel's nuclear program. Wow. Link in sig.

Holy crap.

I know I'm just screaming into the storm here, but won't someone *please* stop this petulant puke before he gets us all killed?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 26, 2015 12:19 PM (kff5f)

299 Breaking- ISIS commanders seen scratching their heads in bewilderment trying to make sense out of captured State Department policy documents.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 26, 2015 12:16 PM (NeFrd)

Now, to my line of thinking, if Fredo and the gang actually were capable of playing 4-dimensional chess, those documents would have been left there purposely, and all be bullshit designed to confuse them.

Inadvertantly, what they found of our actual policies may do the same thing

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 26, 2015 12:19 PM (XmOA9)

300 And I mean no disrespect my brother and sisters who
are Baptist. Various split off groups inn churches often have
interesting names such as "Free" Methodists.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 26, 2015 12:13 PM (DXzRD)

None taken. Personally, I prefer to be thought of as a "Foot Washin' Baptist."

Posted by: Country Singer at March 26, 2015 12:19 PM (8hctH)

301 BREAKING Saudi Arabia And Egypt To Send Ground Troops To Fight Shiite Rebels In Yemen

Absent American Leadership, this is the shit that happens and Iran is threatening the Saudis and Egyptians.

Let the other poor dumb bastards die for their own country.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 26, 2015 12:17 PM (W5DcG)

Chaos in the MIddle East is in no one's interest and will only end badly and it's it not a matter of if we get involved but when and at what cost. And it usually costs much more in American Blood and interest if we wait.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 26, 2015 12:20 PM (rDqRv)

302 President Mean Girls strkes again: US declassifies documents and officially reveals Israel's nuclear program. Wow.
_______________________

And our Low Information Media is very excited about Boy George.

Posted by: Furious George at March 26, 2015 12:20 PM (UlJ3l)

303

The Saudis going in keeps JEF's hands clean while he gives away the store in imbecilic "negotiations."

They've been setting up on the border for at least I week, or so, so the foot troops is no surprise.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2015 12:20 PM (IXrOn)

304 So where's that Arab spring?
___
I guess you haven't seen our videos yet? You really should...they are en fuego! Well...the infidels are.

And you will believe a man can fly. Well, for a couple of seconds before he hits the ground!

And we haven't forgotten you infidel women out there. We have videos of true romance where our brave fighters help yazedi and other pagan women experience the love that lasts 15 seconds as temporary wives!

Posted by: ISIS at March 26, 2015 12:21 PM (78TbK)

305 Personally, I prefer to be thought of as a "Foot Washin' Baptist."


*****

So does that mean there is a distinction between full immersion and just dipping a toe?

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 26, 2015 12:21 PM (NeFrd)

306 Absent American Leadership, this is the shit that happens and Iran is threatening the Saudis and Egyptians. Let the other poor dumb bastards die for their own country. Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 26, 2015 12:17 PM (W5DcG) Chaos in the MIddle East is in no one's interest and will only end badly and it's it not a matter of if we get involved but when and at what cost. And it usually costs much more in American Blood and interest if we wait.
Posted by: Nevergiveup

Don't listen to that never guy. Bertram is the man of the hour. Listen, listen to HIM!.
Now, who needs weapons?

Posted by: Vladimr Putin at March 26, 2015 12:22 PM (Spluw)

307 where's that Arab spring?



Preferably under the back end of the truck.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2015 12:22 PM (JaIUI)

308
To the extent most Americans have anything that could be called
"views" on foreign policy today, Obama's, uh own very unsophisticated
ignorant (and in his case perversely anti-American) views are NOT that
out of the mainstream
___
So like, once, uh, we got rid of John Bush, uh, like the wars ended n'stuff and the have peace in Irap now right?

Posted by: Your Average LIV at March 26, 2015 12:22 PM (78TbK)

309 Suppose some Shiite Countries start piling in?

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 26, 2015 12:22 PM (b4JMJ)

310 the murderer had to give up training in 2008 for depression....yet somehow he was able to become a commercial pilot anyway.....that's comforting!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 26, 2015 12:23 PM (u8GsB)

311 Heh, my grandfather always told me if I wanted to find a crooked cop, find a narcotics officer. The system is set up to make corruption almost standard operating procedure.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at March 26, 2015 12:23 PM (PtTYB)

312 In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel's nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent.

But by publishing the declassified document from 1987, the US reportedly breached the silent agreement to keep quiet on Israel's nuclear powers for the first time ever, detailing the nuclear program in great depth.

The timing of the revelation is highly suspect, given that it came as tensions spiraled out of control between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama ahead of Netanyahu's March 3 address in Congress, in which he warned against the dangers of Iran's nuclear program and how the deal being formed on that program leaves the Islamic regime with nuclear breakout capabilities.

Another highly suspicious aspect of the document is that while the Pentagon saw fit to declassify sections on Israel's sensitive nuclear program, it kept sections on Italy, France, West Germany and other NATO countries classified, with those sections blocked out in the document.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at March 26, 2015 12:23 PM (e8kgV)

313 Reserving judgment on the Israel reveal since I've seen numerous times saner admins reveal phony Intel as part of an operation

Posted by: Bigby's Cellphone Finger at March 26, 2015 12:23 PM (4cJjO)

314 Heads up to You Morons/Ettes in Florida.... Obamas coming your way this weekend to ...... play golf....

Posted by: hello it's Me Donna... again at March 26, 2015 12:23 PM (Bn6aD)

315 Puttin on the Andy Ronney voice:

Didja ever wonder how the War on Drugs and the War on Terror came to become the War on Freedom?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 26, 2015 12:25 PM (XmOA9)

316 313
Reserving judgment on the Israel reveal since I've seen numerous times saner admins reveal phony Intel as part of an operation


The key here is "saner".....

Posted by: hello it's Me Donna... again at March 26, 2015 12:25 PM (Bn6aD)

317 Breaking- ISIS commanders seen scratching their heads in bewilderment trying to make sense out of captured State Department policy documents.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 26, 2015 12:16 PM (NeFrd)

They're having trouble understanding why there are hashtags in front of every third word and the plethora of 'OMG' and 'LOL' in the texts.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at March 26, 2015 12:25 PM (PtTYB)

318 So does that mean there is a distinction between full immersion and just dipping a toe?

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 26, 2015 12:21 PM (NeFrd)

Of course. Full immersion for baptism, foot washing when you take communion. At least, that's how we did it; YMMV.
http://tinyurl.com/q68egd3

Posted by: Country Singer at March 26, 2015 12:26 PM (8hctH)

319 Breaking: Obama issues statement on deteriorating situation in the Middle East:


"Fore!!!!!"

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 26, 2015 12:26 PM (BZAd3)

320 the result of Arab states (and, most likely, others, ahemm) collaborating to try and deal with the Persian onslaught may have positive effects in the longer run.

Doing the Sunni v Shia Arab v Persian all out BEFORE they have nukes is a good idea but a ridiculous bad choice.

Posted by: DaveA at March 26, 2015 12:26 PM (DL2i+)

321 http://tinyurl.com/phyx6mf

Posted by: maddogg at March 26, 2015 12:26 PM (xWW96)

322 Remember folks, the assassination of an Arch-Duke was only a minor thing. Until it wasn't.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 26, 2015 12:27 PM (KJLsF)

323 Was that wrong?! Should I not have done that?

Posted by: DEA agent at March 26, 2015 12:27 PM (9BRsg)

324 I'm not clicking on that.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at March 26, 2015 12:27 PM (/kI1Q)

325 Well, at least we have a clear winner on what the Mark of the Beast looks like now.

Frak.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented Christian Objectivist at March 26, 2015 12:27 PM (DT3rQ)

326 319 Breaking: Obama issues statement on deteriorating situation in the Middle East:


"Fore!!!!!"

Mooch must be back from Her trip..... Barry has to leave the WH...

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at March 26, 2015 12:27 PM (Bn6aD)

327 This kind of has the makings for a world war.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 26, 2015 12:28 PM (b4JMJ)

328
the saudis will be brutal in yemen,thanks president peace prize

Posted by: kj at March 26, 2015 12:28 PM (lKyWE)

329 Yemeni Crickets.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 26, 2015 12:29 PM (b4JMJ)

330 So hows the Iran "negotiations" going?

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at March 26, 2015 12:29 PM (Bn6aD)

331 Two new threads folks.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 26, 2015 12:29 PM (fWAjv)

332 New Drew...

Posted by: HH at March 26, 2015 12:29 PM (Ce4DF)

333 They're having trouble understanding why there are hashtags in front of every third word and the plethora of 'OMG' and 'LOL' in the texts.


LOL #2Funny!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2015 12:29 PM (JaIUI)

334 So.....I'm no longer the most screwed up place in the ME? Whoo hoo!!!! yay me!

Posted by: baby Assad at March 26, 2015 12:30 PM (Spluw)

335 "Yemeni Crickets"



Nice.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 26, 2015 12:30 PM (LA7Cm)

336 Damn! That Kerry is a negotiatin fucking maven!

http://tinyurl.com/nabd6my

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 26, 2015 12:30 PM (BZAd3)

337 330 So hows the Iran "negotiations" going?

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at March 26, 2015 12:29 PM (Bn6aD)

They get to run their centrifuges at fortified sites.


http://tinyurl.com/onrg8yj


SUCCESS!!!!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 26, 2015 12:30 PM (fWAjv)

338 I prefer to be thought of as a "Foot Washin' Baptist."

So, do you do that on Holy Thursday.? People in churches often don't like to have their feet washed because they don't want people looking at their feet. However, as you know Jesus did it as a sign of service and humility-because feet are considered a private/low part of the body, . That is why some Middle Eastern person threw shoes at Bush and why Obama had his feet up on the Oval Office Desk with his soles showing while talking to Bibi, several years ago (and of course, the American media just passed it off)because they didn't know it was considered a slur. Obama has shown contempt for Israel since he came to office.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 26, 2015 12:31 PM (DXzRD)

339 Obama is bringing peace to the Middle East by giving the Jews and Arabs a common and far more serious threat with a nuclear Persia. It's a classic eleventy dimensional chess move, wingnuts.

Posted by: mugiwara at March 26, 2015 12:32 PM (D5hxK)

340 Radio report has 2 men arrested last night trying to board a flight at Midway Airport in Chicago to join ISIS. I could be wrong but I thought it said one of them was National Guard. I hope I heard that wrong.

Posted by: dartist at March 26, 2015 12:33 PM (ahBY0)

341
Just dealing with (the disastrous situation) as it presents itself. And the "choice" for this was made by American voters, twice. More than that, actually. The hysteria in 2006 over Iraq pretty much revealed the unseriousness that pervades America on serious issues.

And those finding apparent tension in the US bombing ISIS in Tikrit to assist (inter alia, a key point) "Iranian-backed Shi'a militia" should consider similar situations, which are not that unusual in modern times, esp. during the Cold War.

Cuban troops guarded US-owned Gulf oil facilities in the exclave of Cabinda for the Soviet-backed MPLA regime in Angola, while the same Cubans fought US-backed UNITA and FNLA rebels in the south and east of the country. All this time the US and certain Euro countries tightened the vice of sanctions on South Africa, while cooperating with South African military and intel folks in southern Angola.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 26, 2015 12:34 PM (afQnV)

342 Thanks for the link, CS. That is really interesting. I hadn't heard of foot washing as another "ordinance" Do you do it whenever you have communion and how often is communion held.

That link had another great name, "Old Regular Baptist"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 26, 2015 12:35 PM (DXzRD)

343 Saw this mentioned over at American Power blog:

http://tinyurl.com/q7agc2d

Shame: How America's Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country

A better title for a book, imho, would be: "How American's Inability to Get the Fuck Over It Has Polarized Our Country"

Just sayin

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 26, 2015 12:41 PM (BZAd3)

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