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Midnight Brian Williams Update: Williams Claimed to Have Looked Down the Very Tube of the RPG That Shot Down the Lead Copter in 2007

This scoop brought to you exclusively by Niedermeyer's Dead Horse (@mflynny on Twitter.)

Brian Williams stops by to brag on himself with the student reporters at Fairfield University in 2007.

Williams starts doing his Sergeant Rock shtick after a question is asked about what story has had the most impact on his life, starting at 1:42. Here is his answer:

"It gets me to thinking, I've been very lucky the way my life has turned out, I've been very lucky to have survived a few things that I've been involved in, at a perception a few minutes ago, I was remembering something I tend to forget, the war with Hezballah in Israel, a few years back, where there were Katuyshka rockets passing just beneath the helicopter I was riding in. A few years before that, you go back to Iraq, and I looked down the tube of an RPG that had been fired at us and it hit the chopper in front of ours."

So 2007 is a transitional phase in the telling of the story. He has not placed himself in the shot-down chopper as he would by 2013, but he is claiming explicitly that the chopper was right in front of him, and he witnessed its shoot-down.

Of course, he adds the whole new detail that he looked into the tube of the RPG launcher which took down the bird.

Also, we now hear of a chopper flight in Lebanon (or Israel) which was also menaced by rockets -- rockets passing just below his bird.

I don't know what he means by "at a perception." At reception? I don't know, none of it makes sense. In any event, that's not the key stuff.

More: Someone says they stayed in the same French Quarter hotel as Brian Williams during Katrina, and that he's full of crap with his tales of dead bodies flowing freely down the log-flume streets.

More:



He looked right down that tube.

Posted by: Ace at 12:17 AM




Comments

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1 Uno

Posted by: Fringe at February 07, 2015 12:19 AM (oWl4T)

2 It isn't my fault, the tattoo says it happened to me. Who can remember things otherwise?

Posted by: Memento at February 07, 2015 12:21 AM (Lqb+9)

3 Dos?

Posted by: buzzard at February 07, 2015 12:21 AM (TjHN/)

4 Oh FFS the only tube this fuck has looked down the bore of is a tube steak.

Posted by: Aviator at February 07, 2015 12:22 AM (3rrMW)

5 The key to lying artistically is to always get the brand names right.

Katuyshka rockets

That's key.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at February 07, 2015 12:22 AM (ZPrif)

6 I remember the day I jumped the shark. Looked right down its throat.

Posted by: Brian Williams at February 07, 2015 12:22 AM (AivPA)

7 What a complete douchenozzle.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2015 12:22 AM (mx5oN)

8 Brian Williams.


If he keeps ascending to god like status, Obama is going to have to put him down.


There ain't room enough for two among those Roman columns...

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at February 07, 2015 12:23 AM (AC0lD)

9 So now we know the true depth of the meaning of crapweasel.

Posted by: buzzard at February 07, 2015 12:23 AM (TjHN/)

10 As the NY Post calls him Lyin Brian.

Posted by: Mr. Mxyzptlk at February 07, 2015 12:24 AM (9R4HJ)

11 And looking down the tube that shot down a copter is probably more manly than looking down some seated chicks blouse...

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at February 07, 2015 12:24 AM (AC0lD)

12 It's after midnight. Nobody feed Ace.

Posted by: Garrett at February 07, 2015 12:24 AM (rX4Lr)

13 First-first post ever. And I only got it because I'm sitting up with a sick three year old...

Posted by: Fringe at February 07, 2015 12:25 AM (oWl4T)

14 5
The key to lying artistically is to always get the brand names right.



Katuyshka rockets



That's key.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at February 07, 2015 12:22 AM (ZPrif)

-----
Just having the name Costanza Defense in this discussion is perfect. It suggests a certain level of expertise.

Posted by: Dave S. at February 07, 2015 12:25 AM (UvR6d)

15 Keep it up Ace. Sweep the leg, crush the neck.

Do. Not. Let. Up. On. This. POS.

Make him be gone.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 07, 2015 12:26 AM (eLjug)

16 Maybe he was at a REception?

Posted by: Klown 2.0 at February 07, 2015 12:26 AM (5fSr7)

17 So there I was, staring into the dark, gaping hole, still smoldering from the...oh wait, that was my daughter's ass. Never mind.

Posted by: Brian Williams at February 07, 2015 12:26 AM (mx5oN)

18 Every time I look in a Gloryhole I see that RPG barrel staring back at me.

Posted by: Brian williams at February 07, 2015 12:26 AM (rX4Lr)

19 It's after midnight. Nobody feed Ace.
Posted by: Garrett


Nah it's OK, Ewoks can eat Stormtroopers at any hour. Most it might do is slow his Tweeting a touch.

Posted by: Bete stays up at February 07, 2015 12:26 AM (Lqb+9)

20 >>And looking down the tube that shot down a copter is probably more manly than looking down some seated chicks blouse...


Posted by: Stateless Infidel

The latter is much more likely something that douchnozzle has done rather than the former.

Posted by: Aviator at February 07, 2015 12:27 AM (3rrMW)

21 He is completely the star of his own world, isn't he? The photos of the fema person are quite damning of his Katrina lies, too.

Posted by: Museisluse at February 07, 2015 12:27 AM (nskAg)

22 Would it be unkind of me to point out RPGs are not fired from tubes?

Posted by: Abadman at February 07, 2015 12:27 AM (rrxYF)

23 What a lying POS.
Slightly related topic, during hurricane Katrina and then Rita, the news people were some dumbfucks to the point Gen.Honore asked one if they were stuck on stupid.

Posted by: fastfreefall at February 07, 2015 12:28 AM (yTPA7)

24 >>First-first post ever. And I only got it because I'm sitting up with a sick three year old...

Posted by: Fringe

Let the president go to bed. Don't you know he has a tee time tomorrow?

Posted by: Aviator at February 07, 2015 12:29 AM (3rrMW)

25 The Mogwai market is very volitile. The last thing we need is an outbreak in NYC.

Posted by: Garrett at February 07, 2015 12:29 AM (rX4Lr)

26 Stan Lee has nothing on this guy.

Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2015 12:29 AM (ztOda)

27 OK, is it only me, or is the time-stamp on the posts off by about 8 minutes?

Posted by: Time Nazi at February 07, 2015 12:29 AM (TjHN/)

28 First-first post ever. And I only got it because I'm sitting up with a sick three year old...
Posted by: Fringe at February 07, 2015 12:25 AM (oWl4T)

*******

Welcome! Sorry to hear about the sick child. Please do feel free to post. We need Moar input!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 07, 2015 12:29 AM (z2f1n)

29 The unabashed hubris of this lying fuck is simply amazing. Has anyone bothered to ask Gary Sinise what he thinks about this man-boy's tale of greatness?

Posted by: wd5jwy@gmail.com at February 07, 2015 12:29 AM (uRumV)

30 Maybe he was at a REception?

Posted by: Klown 2.0 at February 07, 2015 12:26 AM (5fSr7)


With Williams, the operative word is DEception.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 07, 2015 12:30 AM (upitO)

31 22 Would it be unkind of me to point out RPGs are not fired from tubes?
Posted by: Abadman at February 07, 2015 12:27 AM (rrxYF)

Racist

Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2015 12:30 AM (ztOda)

32 Would it be unkind of me to point out RPGs are not fired from tubes?

Forget it, he's on a roll.

Posted by: Delta House at February 07, 2015 12:30 AM (Lqb+9)

33 Brian, quit gazing down my tube and get busy.

Posted by: Barack Almighty at February 07, 2015 12:31 AM (FcR7P)

34 Other people's heroism and tragedies are ultimately about him.

Huh.

You know who that reminds me of?

Posted by: Warden at February 07, 2015 12:31 AM (bmp0d)

35 OT I'd like to point out I have been drinking some of the best Margaritas ever the last couple of hours.

Posted by: Aviator at February 07, 2015 12:31 AM (3rrMW)

36 The unabashed hubris of this lying fuck is simply amazing.

HOO BREEZE?

Posted by: Al Sharpton at February 07, 2015 12:32 AM (W5DcG)

37 OK, is it only me, or is the time-stamp on the posts off by about 8 minutes?
Posted by: Time Nazi at February 07, 2015 12:29 AM (TjHN/)

*******

This is always the case. Pixy marches to the beat of a different space/time continuum.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 07, 2015 12:32 AM (z2f1n)

38 Time Nazi, just roll with it, we're lucky the site's up

Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2015 12:32 AM (ztOda)

39 13 First-first post ever. And I only got it because I'm sitting up with a sick three year old...
Posted by: Fringe at February 07, 2015 12:25 AM (oWl4T)

So return the kid to his/her parents and go to sleep!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2015 12:33 AM (mx5oN)

40 Anybody have an asterisk?

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 07, 2015 12:33 AM (5f5bM)

41 I remember vividly staring at the eye of the sharknado, and knowing the city was counting on me. I'll admit that I thought about death, for a second, when the 2 ton shark devoured me whole. It was a jolting experience, and I felt frozen in time, and half digested D-List actors, but only for a second. I snapped out of it, and remembered that my steely determination and my trusty STIHL chainsaw would be my only ticket out of town this evening, but I must act fast. So I did.

And that's why I'm here to tell the story, and that's why you're there, sitting in your comfortable little chair, listening to it.

Posted by: Brian Williams at February 07, 2015 12:33 AM (UvR6d)

42 As a (very small) player in the Katrina response effort, I had the chance to see and hear what was going on and compare it to the tales the TV news guys were spinning. While I had started to turn away from TV news after Sept. 11, Katrina made me go cold turkey.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 07, 2015 12:34 AM (9tzvc)

43 OK, is it only me, or is the time-stamp on the posts off by about 8 minutes?

Pixy screwing with his hamsters. They never seem to make their bonuses.

Posted by: t-bird at February 07, 2015 12:34 AM (FcR7P)

44 6 I remember the day I jumped the shark. Looked right down its throat.
Posted by: Brian Williams at February 07, 2015 12:22 AM (AivPA)


Thread winner!

Posted by: rickl at February 07, 2015 12:34 AM (sdi6R)

45 Ampersand, you know what I meant.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 07, 2015 12:34 AM (5f5bM)

46 Other people's heroism and tragedies are ultimately about him.

Huh.

You know who that reminds me of?
Posted by: Warden


Someone who chooses to memorialize every US holiday with a picture of himself?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 07, 2015 12:34 AM (DMJw2)

47 40 Anybody have an asterisk?
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 07, 2015 12:33 AM (5f5bM)

No, but I've got this bronze casting of an anus. Looks similar enough.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2015 12:34 AM (mx5oN)

48 >>Time Nazi, just roll with it, we're lucky the site's up

True. I tried to pot something earlier and I kept getting kicked to error hill. Never did figure out why.

Posted by: Aviator at February 07, 2015 12:34 AM (3rrMW)

49 >>OK, is it only me, or is the time-stamp on the posts off by about 8 minutes


It's not polite to bring these things up. Ace is very careful about knowledge of the Time Machine he totally doesn't have getting out there.

Posted by: Garrett at February 07, 2015 12:35 AM (rX4Lr)

50 48 >>Time Nazi, just roll with it, we're lucky the site's up

Time Nazi sounds like the name of a made for SyFy movie.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2015 12:35 AM (mx5oN)

51 Fuck. Post not pot.

Posted by: Aviator at February 07, 2015 12:35 AM (3rrMW)

52 No, but I've got this bronze casting of an anus. Looks similar enough.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2015 12:34 AM (mx5oN)

Milk chocolate or white chocolate (or however you say it in Peruvian)?

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 07, 2015 12:36 AM (5f5bM)

53 I wonder if having the time offset screws up various malwares which are very careful to cloak themselves with perfect timestamps?

Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2015 12:36 AM (ztOda)

54 I tried to pot something earlier and I kept getting kicked to error hill.

You probably copy-and-pasted some text from a Microsoft page. Pixy chokes on Windows variants of apostrophes, quotes, and dashes.

Posted by: t-bird at February 07, 2015 12:37 AM (FcR7P)

55 I saw Time Nazis brawling with Gorilla Biscuits in the Tower Records parking lot in '89.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 07, 2015 12:37 AM (DMJw2)

56 52 No, but I've got this bronze casting of an anus. Looks similar enough.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2015 12:34 AM (mx5oN)

Milk chocolate or white chocolate (or however you say it in Peruvian)?
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 07, 2015 12:36 AM (5f5bM)

Bronze.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2015 12:38 AM (mx5oN)

57 Isn't the ONT great? Ewok posts something and we spend 75% of it telling pixy stories. Welcome to our world, Ace.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 07, 2015 12:38 AM (5f5bM)

58 Midnight posts confuse me. Do I stay on the ONT with the rest of the drunks, or try to find something to say about this one?

Posted by: DC in River City at February 07, 2015 12:38 AM (e+1S5)

59 The Dead Body Flume at Ray NagginWorld was not as much fun as Splash Mountain.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 07, 2015 12:38 AM (+Fae7)

60 Getting all the name brands right actually makes me believe people less. It sounds impressive, but I know they are making shit up.

Certain people really like those kinda lies though. They make better stories when you get the details right - by making them up.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at February 07, 2015 12:38 AM (ZPrif)

61 >>Post not pot.



Why you gotta hate?

Posted by: Libertarian at February 07, 2015 12:39 AM (rX4Lr)

62 Biscuits in the Tower Records parking lot in '89.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 07, 2015 12:37 AM (DMJw2)

Heard about that on WHFS

Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2015 12:39 AM (ztOda)

63 Bronze.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2015 12:38 AM (mx5oN)

Oh, if you read down the article a little ways they were using them as molds to make individually customized anus-shaped chocolates.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 07, 2015 12:40 AM (5f5bM)

64 >> t-bird

Actually, I'm on Mac so that usually isn't an issue, but I was just copying a comment to quote and even then I tried passing thru a text editor. Weird, never had that problem before. BTW, I was sober then.

Posted by: Aviator at February 07, 2015 12:40 AM (3rrMW)

65 27 OK, is it only me, or is the time-stamp on the posts off by about 8 minutes?
Posted by: Time Nazi at February 07, 2015 12:29 AM (TjHN/)/i]

The New Zealand time zone is 17 hours and 52 minutes ahead of EST.

Posted by: rickl at February 07, 2015 12:40 AM (sdi6R)

Posted by: rickl at February 07, 2015 12:40 AM (sdi6R)

67 Why would anyone read more than ten words into that article?

Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2015 12:40 AM (ztOda)

68 Brian Williams decided to go way, way out on that limb. Saw it off. Fuck him.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 07, 2015 12:41 AM (ZbCKc)

69 68

Posted by: Trunk Monkey at February 07, 2015 12:41 AM (fLKzW)

70 Go Ace-

Just like the weiner, swing the leg.

Can we do this with the dem nominee next year?

Posted by: Infidel at February 07, 2015 12:41 AM (75mDw)

71 One time in band camp...

Posted by: Brian Williams at February 07, 2015 12:41 AM (1vYi0)

72 Why would anyone read more than ten words into that article?

Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2015 12:40 AM (ztOda)

Morbid curiosity.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 07, 2015 12:42 AM (5f5bM)

73 66
Posted by: rickl


Cat Stevens got your tongue?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 07, 2015 12:42 AM (DMJw2)

74 >>Midnight posts confuse me. Do I stay on the ONT with the rest of the drunks, or try to find something to say about this one?

Posted by: DC in River City

Drink heavily and move onto the newest post.

Posted by: Aviator at February 07, 2015 12:42 AM (3rrMW)

75 So for 12 years he spews this false story to anyone he can to get them to just praise him and stroke his ego for his "bravery." And the first time he really gets publicly called out on it because he was dumb enough to talk about it at an event that is honoring those that actually experienced it and he immediately cave? Oh yeah, definitely knew he was lying his ass off and it wasn't a case of "misremembering."

Posted by: buzzion at February 07, 2015 12:42 AM (zt+N6)

76 >>I saw Time Nazis brawling with Gorilla Biscuits in the Tower Records parking lot in '89.


Start Today!

I think I still have a copy on cassette.

Posted by: Garrett at February 07, 2015 12:42 AM (rX4Lr)

77 63 Bronze.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2015 12:38 AM (mx5oN)

Oh, if you read down the article a little ways they were using them as molds to make individually customized anus-shaped chocolates.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 07, 2015 12:40 AM (5f5bM)

I saw. There was just no way to answer the question that wouldn't end badly...

Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2015 12:42 AM (mx5oN)

78 Wow. Thanks ace - great to see you posting when many left-coasters are tuning in.

Jeebus. Obviously the guy is one of "those" - we've all known them. They range from mild to severe cases - a bit of embellishment, all the way to major fabrications (or denials).

As I said earlier today, unlikely he survives, but damn I wish he would! Not because there is much hope for rescuing an unserious and irresponsible electorate. But because at least those of us who know (much) better have some dark entertainment as we helplessly watch so many valuable things and traditionsvandalized by the NPR-listeners who outnumber us.
("NPR listener"being a generic term for "educated" successful people who are utterly clueless in anything relating to public policy)

Posted by: rhomboid at February 07, 2015 12:42 AM (afQnV)

79 58 Midnight posts confuse me. Do I stay on the ONT with the rest of the drunks, or try to find something to say about this one?
Posted by: DC in River City at February 07, 2015 12:38 AM (e+1S5)


It's an "Ace" post. If you don't say something in this one it's like not bowing to the King/Emperor/Viceroy. He will send out his secret police.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 07, 2015 12:43 AM (+Fae7)

80 Oh sorry for the confusion, it isn't Ace after all. It's NDH. Hi, NDH!

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 07, 2015 12:43 AM (5f5bM)

81 Pro tip
If you can see the rockets, or the "tube" they were fired from they are not going to hit you

Posted by: Abadman at February 07, 2015 12:43 AM (rrxYF)

82
58 Midnight posts confuse me. Do I stay on the ONT with the rest of the drunks, or try to find something to say about this one?
Posted by: DC in River City at February 07, 2015 12:38 AM (e+1S5)


Its late enough that you should be able to follow both, even in a drunken stupor.

Posted by: buzzion at February 07, 2015 12:43 AM (zt+N6)

83 Log plume is epic Ace.

*hat tip*

Posted by: Infidel at February 07, 2015 12:43 AM (75mDw)

84 >>Why would anyone read more than ten words into that article

the post.

Posted by: Garrett at February 07, 2015 12:44 AM (rX4Lr)

85 Midnight posts confuse me. Do I stay on the ONT with the rest of the drunks, or try to find something to say about this one?
Posted by: DC in River City at February 07, 2015 12:38 AM (e+1S5)

****

Yes.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 07, 2015 12:44 AM (eLjug)

86 I remember the taste of hot brackish water in my canteen filled from the river that flowed thru the Damn Lai valley. It was a grueling hump, i owned it

Posted by: fastfreefall at February 07, 2015 12:44 AM (yTPA7)

87 >>>Drink heavily and move onto the newest post.

This seems like good advice.

I'm gonna do a shot and head to twatter to see ace chewing on the rotting corpse of Brian Williams' career.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 07, 2015 12:44 AM (e+1S5)

88 Oh sorry for the confusion, it isn't Ace after all. It's NDH. Hi, NDH!


***
Nope. It's Ace.

I knew I couldn't do it justice.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 07, 2015 12:44 AM (DmNpO)

89 Who.talks like that


What an asshole. Is this to get laid?

Posted by: Thunder B is Sick of This Shit at February 07, 2015 12:44 AM (zOTsN)

90
Oh sorry for the confusion, it isn't Ace after all. It's NDH. Hi, NDH!


Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 07, 2015 12:43 AM (5f5bM)

Never mind, I misread again. NDH sent the info to Ace, who posted it. Time for another beer. This is the ONT. We're not supposed to have to think here.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 07, 2015 12:45 AM (5f5bM)

91
80 Oh sorry for the confusion, it isn't Ace after all. It's NDH. Hi, NDH!
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 07, 2015 12:43 AM (5f5bM)


No its ace. He's just giving NDH credit as his source for the scoop.

Posted by: buzzion at February 07, 2015 12:45 AM (zt+N6)

92 I like chocolate anuses.

Posted by: Starfish Williams at February 07, 2015 12:45 AM (3rrMW)

93 I gotta save Bubba....

Posted by: Brian Williams at February 07, 2015 12:45 AM (1vYi0)

94 People only talk like that to get laid

Posted by: Thunder B is Sick of This Shit at February 07, 2015 12:46 AM (zOTsN)

95 65 27 OK, is it only me, or is the time-stamp on the posts off by about 8 minutes?
Posted by: Time Nazi at February 07, 2015 12:29 AM (TjHN/)/i]

The New Zealand time zone is 17 hours and 52 minutes ahead of EST.
Posted by: rickl at February 07, 2015 12:40 AM (sdi6R)


Union hamsters get 10 minutes an hour off. The other 10 minutes are powered by gerbils who only work 2 of the minutes because they spend 8 minutes planning their trip up Richard Gere's ass.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 07, 2015 12:46 AM (+Fae7)

96 Posted by: Starfish Williams at February 07, 2015 12:45 AM (3rrMW)


Which one is starfish? The father or the daughter?

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 07, 2015 12:46 AM (5f5bM)

97 If he reminisces about walking on Mars, THEN I'm willing to consider the possibility that he might be a liar...

Posted by: t-bird at February 07, 2015 12:47 AM (FcR7P)

98 When Richard Gere farts, does it make a sound?

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 07, 2015 12:48 AM (5f5bM)

99 Additional Pro tip
If you are a passenger in a shithook helicopter the only things you are going to see will be out the tailgate at least a click behind you

Posted by: Abadman at February 07, 2015 12:48 AM (rrxYF)

100 Hell yes it does.

Posted by: Gerbil at February 07, 2015 12:48 AM (1vYi0)

101 Bill Clinton is probably sending him a critique

Posted by: Thunder B is Sick of This Shit at February 07, 2015 12:48 AM (zOTsN)

102 Union hamsters get 10 minutes an hour off. The other 10 minutes are powered by gerbils who only work 2 of the minutes because they spend 8 minutes planning their trip up Richard Gere's ass.

We plan our escape, then we plan our revenge.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 07, 2015 12:49 AM (mx5oN)

103
94 People only talk like that to get laid
Posted by: Thunder B is Sick of This Shit at February 07, 2015 12:46 AM (zOTsN)


Well something is getting stroked. For a news anchor that just has to go on every other show that he can like The Daily Show and Jimmy Fallon its probably his ego. But it could be some stupid journalist girl that thinks sleeping with Williams will get her a job.

Posted by: buzzion at February 07, 2015 12:49 AM (zt+N6)

104 Lord help me! I looked down the 'tube' between my algebra teachers breasts. Mrs Taggart - please forgive me. Then when your daughters babysat me I was equally guilty.

Posted by: Chagrin Falls: Channel 8 at February 07, 2015 12:49 AM (gwG9s)

105 Midnight posts confuse me. Do I stay on the ONT with the rest of the drunks, or try to find something to say about this one?
Posted by: DC in River City at February 07, 2015 12:38 AM (e+1S5)


The ONT is for the cool kids.

And the sloth.

Posted by: The Overnight Hat at February 07, 2015 12:50 AM (0Ew3K)

106 >>Which one is starfish? The father or the daughter?

Stinky starfish = daughter
Lying sack of shit = Daddy

Posted by: Starfish Williams at February 07, 2015 12:50 AM (3rrMW)

107 It's "Katyusha", not Katuyshka - but that's a transliteration/pronunciation thing, not a bit deal.

But, hmmm. Katyushas flying *under* his chopper? I think we've got some cannon-cockers around here who might know specifics, but unless you're almost over the launching area, seems unlikely a typical helo altitude would put you above a Katyusha's ballistic path.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 07, 2015 12:50 AM (afQnV)

108 Many, many moons ago, David Letterman used to do a bit with the studio audience in which he would go out into the audience and they would recount some story with Dave (such as the time the ran into a celebrity) and then once they finished their story, Dave would say, "But that's not all, correct" and a sign would flash on the screen saying "Writer's embellishment" and the person would read something silly as an add-on to the story.
Too Long, didn't read version. NBC should have "Writer's embellishment" flashing behind Williams everytime he reads the news.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 07, 2015 12:50 AM (KlVdw)

109 It's an "Ace" post. If you don't say something in this one it's like not bowing to the King/Emperor/Viceroy. He will send out his secret police.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper,


Ace send out nothin'. He's the Herb Ramirez of the blogs. You wanna come at him? You think you got some kinda smarts?

Well, Jack, have at him. Have at him.

Ace's not just your Welsh uncle. He ain't your scissor oak. He's his own grip-clam. With maple ... syrup.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 07, 2015 12:51 AM (DMJw2)

110 Look down the tube Brian!

Posted by: Provincetown at February 07, 2015 12:51 AM (gwG9s)

111 Additional Pro tip

If you are a passenger in a shithook helicopter the only things you
are going to see will be out the tailgate at least a click behind you

Posted by: Abadman at February 07, 2015 12:48 AM (rrxYF)



Two things I always wanted to do:

1. It is possible to mount a .50 cal on the tailgate (although I've never seen it actually done). I always wanted to get up to altitude and put those M2 rounds on a target far, far away.

2. Drive a 1/4 ton out the tailgate while the Chinook was in forward motion.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 07, 2015 12:51 AM (5f5bM)

112 103
94 People only talk like that to get laid
Posted by: Thunder B is Sick of This Shit at February 07, 2015 12:46 AM (zOTsN)

Well something is getting stroked. For a news anchor that just has to go on every other show that he can like The Daily Show and Jimmy Fallon its probably his ego. But it could be some stupid journalist girl that thinks sleeping with Williams will get her a job.
Posted by: buzzion at February 07, 2015 12:49 AM (zt+N6)

He's a narcissist who needs constant praise and admiration like a drug addict needs another fix.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2015 12:51 AM (mx5oN)

113 Boy, Williams is a smooth operator. He knows how to butter-up a college reporter. He would have made a hell of a used car salesman.

Posted by: SamValley at February 07, 2015 12:52 AM (Cohco)

114 He's nuts. That's the pure and simple of this. Call the nice men with the soft comfy coat and get him some dope. No different than the JEF's rising seas speech either. That one is bat shit too and far more dangerous.

Posted by: torabora at February 07, 2015 12:52 AM (hLn3h)

115 The same people who didnt mind that their country was lied into a long, bloody and costly war, are now suddenly forming truth mobs demanding the head of a guy who exaggerated some of the stories he told about said war. This is too precious. Yall a bunch of hypocrites!

Posted by: Katrina McAwfluffe at February 07, 2015 12:53 AM (QOvTO)

116 †I'm late to the party so please forgive my comment if it has been noted:

And looking down the tube that shot down a copter is probably more manly than looking down some seated chicks blouse...

"Was she 38DD?"

Posted by: tbodie at February 07, 2015 12:53 AM (oBghv)

117 Boy, Williams is a smooth operator. He knows how to
butter-up a college reporter. He would have made a hell of a used car
salesman.

Posted by: SamValley at February 07, 2015 12:52 AM (Cohco)

***********************
I'm guessing he's done that routine once or twice too.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 07, 2015 12:54 AM (5f5bM)

118 Send this one to me with a stick of butter. He'll see it my way.

Posted by: Marlon Brando at February 07, 2015 12:54 AM (3rrMW)

119 >> Williams is a smooth operator. He knows how to butter-up a college reporter.



Trick is to pretend your gay. They fall for it every time.

Posted by: Jerry Seinfeld at February 07, 2015 12:55 AM (rX4Lr)

120 Boy, Williams is a smooth operator. He knows how to butter-up a college reporter. He would have made a hell of a used car salesman.
Posted by: SamValley at February 07, 2015 12:52 AM (Cohco)

*****

Agreed. But the lying fcuk makes $13M a year, and has for quite a few years now. That's a helluvalotta used cars.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 07, 2015 12:55 AM (5kNXS)

121 Brian Williams: Not Folk Hero... but Faux Hero. Faux Hero is a meme he earned.

Posted by: FAUX HERO at February 07, 2015 12:55 AM (gwG9s)

122 man, i'm watching this comic on HBO. Jarrod Carmichael: Love at the Store.

It's f***** really funny.

Posted by: ace at February 07, 2015 12:57 AM (E+pqw)

123 He's a narcissist who needs constant praise and admiration like a drug addict needs another fix.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2015 12:51 AM (mx5oN)

------
Yes. The guy that has to have people surrounding him at the parties. The guy who might let you tell a story if it sets him up for a better one.

Now when he walks into a room, everybody's head will turn toward him still, but he will be a punchline. It's going to kill him.

Posted by: Dave S. at February 07, 2015 12:57 AM (UvR6d)

124
58 Midnight posts confuse me. Do I stay on the ONT with the rest of the drunks, or try to find something to say about this one?
Posted by: DC in River City at February 07, 2015 12:38 AM (e+1S5)

Spring for two monitors

Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2015 12:57 AM (ztOda)

125 There has to be such a sense of shock and dismay at NBC News and MSNBC at these revelations about Brian Williams. This is a such a betrayal of the journalistic code of truth and impartiality.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 07, 2015 12:57 AM (8zCR+)

126 One time, at the dog park, I saw a red rocket...it haunts me to this day.

Posted by: Tortillapete at February 07, 2015 12:58 AM (EBKDc)

127 And just as an aside, Katrina might be the most outrageous, complete, and archetypal example of media distortion (successful - most of the country has ingested the fairy tale).

Arguably the best federal disaster response in history (note: federal responses are a fairly recent thing, of course). Easily one of the worst, if not worst, and criminally incompetent response by the primary responders: local and state.

And yet. And yet - media distortion, with its critical partner Bush Admin. silence and passivity, succeeded in completely misinforming the country about the nature of the event, from a to z.

I watched the "coverage" (and the despicable, jaw-dropping crap going on in the public square about the events) from one of our war zones. We were stunned by the idiocy and distortion (and recall we were living the same distortion day in/day out on coverage of the war). Our local national employees - always hesitant to say anything critical about the US - sheepishly asked what the big deal was. A flood - a slow flood? With lots of warning? What was the big deal?

One of the data points that left me wondering what had happened to our country. Along with the idiotic hysteria about the war (not limited to moonbats and stupid, ignorant, suburban/coastal Dem voters), pretty much broke the bond for me.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 07, 2015 12:58 AM (afQnV)

128 Wasn't the Peter Principle that everyone rises to his or her level of incompetence?

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 07, 2015 12:58 AM (5f5bM)

129 We didn't find any WMD's because Brian already found them. He's got the nose for that kinda thing.

Posted by: torabora at February 07, 2015 12:59 AM (hLn3h)

130 Veni
Vide
Vendimia

Posted by: Cesar Chavez on crossing the Sacramento River at February 07, 2015 01:00 AM (t//F+)

131 That's the Brian Principle

Posted by: Thunder B is Sick of This Shit at February 07, 2015 01:00 AM (zOTsN)

132 Daddy, I never lied to you! Except for all those times when you were lying too. Whatevs - you licked Obama's ass and I got my ass licked on Girls! Even!

Posted by: Allison Williams at February 07, 2015 01:00 AM (gwG9s)

133 Wasn't the Peter Principle that everyone rises to his or her level of incompetence?
Posted by: Caesar North


It is, but that's a difficult concept to explain to your average LIV.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 07, 2015 01:00 AM (DMJw2)

134 TY Brian Williams! You make me look less creepy! No small feat!

Posted by: Chris Hansen at February 07, 2015 01:02 AM (gwG9s)

135 I gazed upon the face of Death and lawfed!

HA! HA! HA!

Posted by: Randy Westerfeld at February 07, 2015 01:03 AM (rJRsj)

136 Ace send out nothin'. He's the Herb Ramirez of the blogs. You wanna come at him? You think you got some kinda smarts?

Well, Jack, have at him. Have at him.

Ace's not just your Welsh uncle. He ain't your scissor oak. He's his own grip-clam. With maple ... syrup.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 07, 2015 12:51 AM (DMJw2)


Better watch it, Ace will scissor kick you from behind.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 07, 2015 01:03 AM (+Fae7)

137 Posted by: rhomboid at February 07, 2015 12:58 AM (afQnV)

***

I visited/toured the area a few months after Katrina and it was far more devastating than even those fucks could convey. It... even now... just leaves me speechless.

THAT'S WHY what they did, the whole "snakes and alligators in the street" bullshit... the "people being raped in the Super Dome" crap was so unnecessary.

The truth was so terrible that they were incapable of actual reporting on the enormity of it all.

If they aren't self-aggrandizing, they are nothing at all.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 07, 2015 01:03 AM (DmNpO)

138 Brian Williams about to go on special assignment to nork

Posted by: Thunder B is Sick of This Shit at February 07, 2015 01:03 AM (zOTsN)

139 If Obama had risen merely to the level of his own incompetence, he'd still be slingin' ice cream cones at Baskin and Robbins.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 07, 2015 01:04 AM (upitO)

140 Here I thought M.Kelly's take down of even his original (2003) on air report was tonight icing on the cake, well maybe it was, but this is a nice midnight snack.

Brian Williams - The gift that keeps on giving.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at February 07, 2015 01:04 AM (MbrzC)

141 Did someone say "Katyusha"?

(not exactly ABBA, but hey)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4v1nDa7tLY

Posted by: Cesar Chavez on crossing the Sacramento River at February 07, 2015 01:04 AM (t//F+)

142 I starred in the Peter Principle with Jill Kelly and Jenna Jameson back in 1998.

Posted by: Peter North at February 07, 2015 01:04 AM (rX4Lr)

143 Posted by: Katrina McAwfluffe at February 07, 2015 12:53 AM (QOvTO)
------------------
Really Katrina, because the way I remember it is thusly,
Bush said that the CIA had intelligence that Saddam was trying to get and/or make WMDs. Saddam denied it and then started jacking with the weapons inspectors in violation of the first Gulf War settlement. Bush told him to knock it off or else. Saddam called Bush on it and found out that Bush was not bluffing. End of story.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 07, 2015 01:06 AM (KlVdw)

144 Darth, I think Katrina is a sock.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 07, 2015 01:08 AM (upitO)

145 @142 Yeah, you lucky dog...

Posted by: Randy Westerfeld at February 07, 2015 01:08 AM (rJRsj)

146 I eagerly await the video in which Rambo Williams boasts of his body count.

Posted by: Randy Westerfeld at February 07, 2015 01:10 AM (rJRsj)

147 It was super hot in Iraq and I filled my ego up in the cold in NY before going over, the temperature difference over-inflated my ego when I filed the original report. As for after, it's very warm under those studio lights! Come on people it's simple physics!

Posted by: Brian Williams at February 07, 2015 01:11 AM (MbrzC)

148 [id]115 The same people who didnt mind that their country was lied into a long, bloody and costly war, are now suddenly forming truth mobs demanding the head of a guy who exaggerated some of the stories he told about said war.
Posted by: Katrina

And I'm the one with grammar problems...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 07, 2015 01:11 AM (DMJw2)

149 Katrina sounds like a sock

Posted by: Thunder B is Sick of This Shit at February 07, 2015 01:12 AM (zOTsN)

150 Better watch it, Ace will scissor kick you from behind.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper


You actually made sense of that?

yeeesh...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 07, 2015 01:13 AM (DMJw2)

151 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 07, 2015 01:08 AM (upitO)
-------------
Never can be too sure. If so, please disregard.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 07, 2015 01:13 AM (KlVdw)

152
NDH, by distortion I was referring to how the media (with the SOP Bush Admin. passivity and silence) turned a disaster, criminally mishandled by those with the funding, resources, and legal authority to deal with it (city and state) into a "scandal" for the national govt. Which it wasn't. Not even a little bit. Not even close (and don't give me "FEMA trailer procurement" or whatever, we're talking about the actual response, during the disaster).

But the complete distortion. Gulfport - gone (not wet, not flooded - gone). Somehow, MS managed. Evacuation, etc. New Orleans self-evacuation was the largest evacuation in US history, if using person/miles/time period, probably one of the greatest in human history (East Prussia and eastern Germany in spring 1945 are the sorts of events at this level). Every failure of importance was a failure of citizens, local govt., and state govt. Would one in 100 Americans have understood that a week later?

So I'm referring to the comprehensive, utter failure to 1) provide the facts 2) provide enough context and background for the layman to make sense of the facts. Instead, a crude, North Korean-style propaganda/slander campaign was launched, with public figures saying outrageous nonsense as part of vile melodrama.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 07, 2015 01:14 AM (afQnV)

153 149 Katrina sounds like a sock
Posted by: Thunder B is Sick of This Shit at February 07, 2015 01:12 AM (zOTsN)


Or a fookin idiot. YMMV.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 07, 2015 01:16 AM (+Fae7)

154 143 - It didn't help either that all the while he was shooting at our NFZ planes on a near if not toward the end straight up daily basis in violation of the pesky cease-fire thing.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at February 07, 2015 01:16 AM (MbrzC)

155 It's after midnight. Nobody feed Ace.

Or get him wet.

Posted by: Methos at February 07, 2015 01:16 AM (A6vWB)

156 You actually made sense of that?

yeeesh...
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 07, 2015 01:13 AM (DMJw2)


Not really. I saw "scissor" and thought "scissor kick".

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 07, 2015 01:18 AM (+Fae7)

157 Lesson learned from Katrina: Shoot the reporters, first (or at least deny them spectrum)

Posted by: Zombie Curtis Le May at February 07, 2015 01:19 AM (ztOda)

158 Rhomboid, Mississippi's response effort was stellar. And yup, for the most part unknown. And we had thousands of trailers of supplies waiting in LA, all for a state that couldn't get off the dime.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 07, 2015 01:19 AM (9tzvc)

159 It didn't help either that all the while he was shooting at our NFZ planes on a near if not toward the end straight up daily basis in violation of the pesky cease-fire thing.
Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at February 07, 2015 01:16 AM (MbrzC)

----------------
An act of war in of itself.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 07, 2015 01:19 AM (KlVdw)

160 Notice he never seems to hold eye contact with anyone.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 07, 2015 01:19 AM (DmNpO)

161 " I saw "scissor" and thought "scissor kick".
---
Interesting, I think of two women upon seeing that word.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at February 07, 2015 01:19 AM (MbrzC)

162 He's looked down Obama's tube all right.

Posted by: CMU VET at February 07, 2015 01:20 AM (ejB0r)

163 Oops, I'll retire General Le may for the evening

Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2015 01:21 AM (ztOda)

164 The way BW looks away from the person he's talking to and slowly composes his tale, making it up while trying to remember his past lies as he goes along, is...telling. Yet , he's convinced people to accept this as...caring. What a con job.

Posted by: Old Dominion Mom at February 07, 2015 01:21 AM (GzDYP)

165 NDH, by distortion I was referring to how the media (with the SOP Bush Admin. passivity and silence) turned a disaster, criminally mishandled by those with the funding, resources, and legal authority to deal with it (city and state) into a "scandal" for the national govt. Which it wasn't. Not even a little bit. Not even close (and don't give me "FEMA trailer procurement" or whatever, we're talking about the actual response, during the disaster).

But the complete distortion. Gulfport - gone (not wet, not flooded - gone). Somehow, MS managed. Evacuation, etc. New Orleans self-evacuation was the largest evacuation in US history, if using person/miles/time period, probably one of the greatest in human history (East Prussia and eastern Germany in spring 1945 are the sorts of events at this level). Every failure of importance was a failure of citizens, local govt., and state govt. Would one in 100 Americans have understood that a week later?

So I'm referring to the comprehensive, utter failure to 1) provide the facts 2) provide enough context and background for the layman to make sense of the facts. Instead, a crude, North Korean-style propaganda/slander campaign was launched, with public figures saying outrageous nonsense as part of vile melodrama.

****

Oh, I know. My comment wasn't in the least disagreeing with you. I was noting that they took a terrific tragedy and made it all about them.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 07, 2015 01:21 AM (DmNpO)

166 "Notice he never seems to hold eye contact with anyone."
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Barry or Brian cause seems to work either way?

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at February 07, 2015 01:22 AM (MbrzC)

167 This man is a disgusting fraud without anything resembling a moral compass that directs his behavior. At an event honoring our military, he has no problem interjecting himself and his pretend heroics by assigning himself some of that valor that he knows he has none of. Again, pretending to honor the valor of others -- people that he probably loathes and resents privately because they have something that he doesn't have and doesn't know how to get except by theft.

The saddest part of all of this is that it took 12 yrs to expose and unravel his web of lies.

Thanks Ace and NDH for the midnight updates.



Posted by: L, elle at February 07, 2015 01:24 AM (DKgtk)

168 The only ceasefire resolution Saddam followed was the one about withdrawing from Kuwait. Sot of had help with that one.

Bush could have and should have just said FYNQ and crushed him - then burned Kharj Is.

Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2015 01:24 AM (ztOda)

169 ---
Interesting, I think of two women upon seeing that word.
Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at February 07, 2015 01:19 AM (MbrzC)


Scissor kick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_Uiqykc0jI

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 07, 2015 01:28 AM (+Fae7)

170 NDH, don't forget the helicopters. From Pensacola to Morgan City the Feds had choppers in the air everywhere pulling people off of roofs and out of the water. Not, 24hrs later - while the winds were still at gale force. The coasties forgot to bring a media whore with them.

Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2015 01:29 AM (ztOda)

171 Seriously approach this as a human. What father is going to stomach, grin and bear it , let alone promote it when their daughter has a scene in a shitty HBO series where someone is pulling a kroft on her?
Really
All of a sudden you know who you are looking at.
Right? No surprises here for me.

Posted by: keena at February 07, 2015 01:30 AM (RiTnx)

172 Jean - just fueling the helos was a story in itself.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 07, 2015 01:31 AM (9tzvc)

173 keena, and the media world knew he was a pussy. Do you thing any mid level exec would have even considered proposing (not to mention running) anything that could be perceived as questionable with a Cronkite or Jennings family member - even on a competing network.

Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2015 01:35 AM (ztOda)

174 170 NDH, don't forget the helicopters. From Pensacola to Morgan City the Feds had choppers in the air everywhere pulling people off of roofs and out of the water. Not, 24hrs later - while the winds were still at gale force. The coasties forgot to bring a media whore with them.
Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2015 01:29 AM (ztOda)


I clearly remember seeing that on TV right after the storm had passed. I think the storm hit in the morning and they had the choppers at work by afternoon.

Posted by: rickl at February 07, 2015 01:36 AM (sdi6R)

175 Jean - just fueling the helos was a story in itself.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 07, 2015 01:31 AM (9tzvc)
I missed that story on CBS

Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2015 01:38 AM (ztOda)

176
Oh yes, Jean and Skoom. The helo rescue heroics by the military and Coast Guard were epic - deserving of awards and decorations. Just part of what I believe was the best, biggest *federal* disaster response in history.

Which, through the magic of a clueless, gullible populace .... a despicable, lying, clueless press .... a contemptible, race-baiting, demagogic opposition party .... and a passive, silent administration - became a federal "scandal" - oh, and with racist over/under-tones.

How the country still has f***ing electricity is beyond me. So degraded, gullible, ignorant, lazy, and stupid is the "educated" populace (not even talking about the rest).


Posted by: rhomboid at February 07, 2015 01:38 AM (afQnV)

177 NDH, don't forget the helicopters. From Pensacola to Morgan City the Feds had choppers in the air everywhere pulling people off of roofs and out of the water. Not, 24hrs later - while the winds were still at gale force. The coasties forgot to bring a media whore with them.

***

I spent about four days touring from Biloxi to past New Orleans. It hadn't started out that way but at about midnight I was driving I-10, road-tripping, when I got tired and pulled into Biloxi looking for a hotel room. It was pitch dark when I checked in then walked out of the hotel the next morning and realized that everything around it was gone.

It was still there, but it was lying in ruins.

This was in either April or May after the storm, so months later, and it was still a pile of rubble. There simply aren't enough work crews in all of America to clean up what had happened there.

So, I spent the next several days gawking in awe.

Driving I-10 through New Orleans is kinda like being on an el-train. You're up above it all and can see for a pretty good distance and, for as far as I could see, all I could see were houses with holes in the roof and SOS written on them. There were lots of other markings too, which I presume were from the search and rescue effort.

Had those brave men and women not been there rescuing when they were, you can bet the death toll would have been far, far higher.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 07, 2015 01:39 AM (DmNpO)

178 168 - Indeed.
169 - Not the type of wrestling I was hoping to see.

171 - What's funny is before this current crap with with Williams I was not aware he had a daughter, I was definitely not aware (cause I don't watch girls) she had her ass eaten out on HBO.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at February 07, 2015 01:39 AM (MbrzC)

179 @159 - Saddam had been, IIRC, shooting at the Northern Watch/Southern Watch patrols for a long time.

I said in 2003 and I'll say again now that this was a clear casus belli and never mind the WMD nonsense.

I'm not saying that we should have gone to war, but I will say that we failed to make the proper case for it, and we certainly failed to use sufficient force to occupy the place.

The French, among other weasels, were already beginning to treat the sanctions regime about the same way Obama treats US immigration law, so failing to act against Saddam at that time would have meant giving up on sanctions anyway.

Posted by: JEM at February 07, 2015 01:40 AM (o+SC1)

180 "I clearly remember seeing that on TV right after the storm had passed. I think the storm hit in the morning and they had the choppers at work by afternoon."
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I remember exactly the same.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at February 07, 2015 01:40 AM (MbrzC)

181 we need to use the term 'progressive fabulist' for these people. It's a clear and well-defined syndrome and we need to make it perfectly clear that these people are profoundly ill and obvious in their behavior.

Posted by: Tardre Windowlicker at February 07, 2015 01:42 AM (AWuKE)

182 Jean, it's that their ranges are so sort on SAR missions in urban areas. So you get to your area from some base and you immediately refuel and take off again. And getting the fuel to the helos was quite a big deal. And yes, the Coasties did A LOT of work, heroic stuff, all out of the public eye.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 07, 2015 01:43 AM (9tzvc)

183 How the country still has f***ing electricity is beyond me. So degraded,
gullible, ignorant, lazy, and stupid is the "educated" populace (not
even talking about the rest).

Have you met the power co. response crews? Rednecks, all of them, if they are out on a storm - they will eat an electrocute squirrel.

Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2015 01:43 AM (ztOda)

184 Skook, I know. Ive been strapping stuff on helos for years. Did someone drop in bladders?

Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2015 01:46 AM (ztOda)

185 Another great bunch that gets zero attention in disaster response are the Forest Service fire crews. Nice to hang with them since their field kitchens make the best chow.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 07, 2015 01:47 AM (9tzvc)

186 Jean, yes bladders though in some cases I think directly from trucks but not sure.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 07, 2015 01:49 AM (9tzvc)

187 hey Jean, go fuck yourself. Why don't you go out with his cruise and actually do their job to get a clue. They bust their ass and horribly dangerous situations just to keep your fucking television online go suck a fucking dead goat turd you cunt.

Posted by: Tardre Windowlicker at February 07, 2015 01:50 AM (oN1Z5)

188 183
Have you met the power co. response crews? Rednecks, all of them, if they are out on a storm - they will eat an electrocute squirrel.
Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2015 01:43 AM (ztOda)


I'm in Pennsylvania, and I lost power for three days after Hurricane Sandy in 2012. It was reported as the biggest outage in PECO history.

In the days afterwards, I saw power crews from all over the eastern part of the country. I would honk and wave when I saw them. I think it's very cool how the utilities cooperate and coordinate efforts in the wake of a disaster.

Posted by: rickl at February 07, 2015 01:50 AM (sdi6R)

189 The media whores were all stationed in New Orleans, God forbid that they would have to go to Biloxi. Since they were in NOLA, that was the only place that mattered. Forget the 100's of square miles of devastation along the Gulf, it was only NOLA that mattered.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 07, 2015 01:51 AM (+Fae7)

190 hey Jean, go fuck yourself. Why don't you go out with his cruise and actually do their job to get a clue. They bust their ass and horribly dangerous situations just to keep your fucking television online go suck a fucking dead goat turd you cunt.

****

WTF are you going on about?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 07, 2015 01:52 AM (DmNpO)

191
Too late to get into it, JEM, but I'd say we made far more than a sufficient case to remove the Iraqi regime. Though it might (might) have helped if the basic logic of pre-emption had been hammered home til everyone got it.

Might have also been nice to not just talk about (global consensus) intel estimates, but the unique recklessness of the Ba'ath regime. How it had defied - non-chalantly - every one of the three US ultimatums/warnings contained in the famous letter that For. Min. Aziz read but would not accept in Geneva. Warnings that contained, for the only time in history, a clear threat to use nuclear weapons in response.

And we had plenty of forces to occupy the place. Problem is, they weren't used intelligently (and the occupation was ended far too quickly, speaking of the actual non-sovereign period). Far too much war college, not enough war. The "surge" was a small augmentation of numbers, but a dramatic change in tactics. A change was that f***king obviously needed, and should have been used from the outset. And which worked quickly and fairly easily - duh - once implemented.

But, consistent with an era in which George Tenet kept his job and got the Medal of Freedom, Gen. Casey became Army COS. In WWII he would have been canned in 6 mos. his name would rhyme with "Fredendall".

Posted by: rhomboid at February 07, 2015 01:52 AM (afQnV)

192 Though I walk thru the Valley of Death....

Posted by: Brian "Brain" Williams at February 07, 2015 01:53 AM (lX6ac)

193 I actually dont have a television; and I eat squirrel.

Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2015 01:54 AM (ztOda)

194 Church groups too. If you get your house knocked apart by a tornado, you could do a lot worse than having it rebuilt by a Mennonite carpenter crew...

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 07, 2015 01:55 AM (9tzvc)

195 "I think it's very cool how the utilities cooperate and coordinate efforts in the wake of a disaster."
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It is cool. It's also cause they know if they don't get things fixed fast the sh1t will hit the fan and then that sh1t will spread and that's not good for anyone. Then again there were some really patient people in Houston some years back, what was is like 250k still didn't have power 3-4 weeks later?

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at February 07, 2015 01:55 AM (MbrzC)

196 I'm in Pennsylvania, and I lost power for three days after Hurricane Sandy in 2012. It was reported as the biggest outage in PECO history.

In the days afterwards, I saw power crews from all over the eastern part of the country. I would honk and wave when I saw them. I think it's very cool how the utilities cooperate and coordinate efforts in the wake of a disaster.
Posted by: rickl at February 07, 2015 01:50 AM (sdi6R)


When the derecheo hit southwest Virginia in 2012, we were without power for a week, and the crew that was working on our neighborhood on day 6 and 7 were from Houston, TX.

About 20 years earlier we had a huge ice storm, and one day I drove about 15 miles on the interstate and saw a line of utility trucks coming the opposite direction the whole time I was driving the 15 miles, and when I turned off, they were still coming.

Those line crews are pretty rugged hombres IMHO.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 07, 2015 01:59 AM (+Fae7)

197
Since my comment sort of started this, let me clarify.

I am (obviously colorfully) saying that, given how amazingly clueless "educated", media-consuming, urban, coastal people often are about anything outside their personal experience, and how they as failed citizens have brought us to our current condition (occupant of the WH as symptom, not cause), it is surprising the country functions at all.

No reason to think the crews who fix utilities in disasters are anything but praiseworthy folks doing solid work.

It's NPR-listening, "educated", higher income types that have produced our situation, not salt-of-the-earth types.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 07, 2015 02:00 AM (afQnV)

198 Tarde is either a sock or else he misunderstood Jean's comment.

I don't recall the actual names of the utilities, but when I saw unfamiliar names on the trucks I looked them up and found that they were from North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and other states.

I'm sure PECO trucks travel to the South or Midwest when there are hurricanes or tornadoes.

Posted by: rickl at February 07, 2015 02:01 AM (sdi6R)

199 Funny part is that I used to roll out with ARC Disaster Comms and set up radio relays (back before cellular nets were reliable). We would be ahead of power guys coordinating their routes. I consider redneck a term of endearment in the sense of getting it done.

Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2015 02:02 AM (ztOda)

200
Vice versa when hurricanes hit Florida. We'd see crews from Maryland, Virgina and NC.

Posted by: Pecan Scandi at February 07, 2015 02:02 AM (lX6ac)

201 Jean, radio in my opinion is sadly neglected in favor of satcom. Understandably I guess. But there were satcom bandwidth issues during Katrina. Oh for the days of radio modems...

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 07, 2015 02:04 AM (9tzvc)

202 Jean is a shithead and I misunderstood nothing. He she it pissed on amazing people doing their best in deep doo doo.

Posted by: Tardre Windowlicker at February 07, 2015 02:04 AM (oN1Z5)

203 The power companies and the service firms that they subcontract to all have mutual aid agreements setup for big outages.

Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2015 02:05 AM (ztOda)

204 Have a shovel, Tardre.

Posted by: rickl at February 07, 2015 02:05 AM (sdi6R)

205
So back OT, is there much doubt Williams is a goner?

It's certainly too much to ask that such an object of ridicule be kept front/center of one of America's now-infamous media "brands".

And per other comments above, WTF with his daughter and some vile "edgy" sexual content ina TV show?

Posted by: rhomboid at February 07, 2015 02:06 AM (afQnV)

206 Jean is a shithead and I misunderstood nothing. He she it pissed on amazing people doing their best in deep doo doo.


****

You should go sleep it off.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 07, 2015 02:07 AM (DmNpO)

207 Eat a dick rickl. your inability to parse rational discussions has been obvious for years. Why don't you just go die in a fire.

Posted by: Tardre Windowlicker at February 07, 2015 02:08 AM (oN1Z5)

208
202 Jean is a shithead and I misunderstood nothing. He she it pissed on amazing people doing their best in deep doo doo.
Posted by: Tardre Windowlicker at February 07, 2015 02:04 AM (oN1Z5)


Here's a clue. Whack yourself on the head with it for awhile. You need it. Jean's comment was not pissing on the blue collar electrical workers.

Posted by: buzzion at February 07, 2015 02:10 AM (zt+N6)

209 NDH, as a cob maybe you could...

Night, all.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 07, 2015 02:10 AM (9tzvc)

210
Thanks again for the info, NDH.

Seems this is the time where I head for the door of the bar. Avoiding trouble is always the best strategery, they say.

Please, if you're gonna rumble,don't throw any chairs into that juke box in the corner - it's vintage.

Off to dreams of cleaning the Texas Star without reloading tomorrow .....

Posted by: rhomboid at February 07, 2015 02:11 AM (afQnV)

211 Not a weekend without a flaming torch all exchange.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 07, 2015 02:12 AM (DMJw2)

212 'Night, rhomboid.

Posted by: rickl at February 07, 2015 02:16 AM (sdi6R)

213 And per other comments above, WTF with his daughter and some vile "edgy" sexual content ina TV show?

Posted by: rhomboid at February 07, 2015 02:06 AM (afQnV)

She was in a scene in Girls where a guy tongued her ass. I hope it was simulated.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 07, 2015 02:17 AM (5f5bM)

214 I hope Brian Williams hangs on. He will be a constant reminder that the MSM is full of lying charlatans. Alas, He's probably a goner.

Posted by: puddleglum at February 07, 2015 02:18 AM (20X6f)

215 "So back OT, is there much doubt Williams is a goner?"
---
This morning I had plenty of doubt about them booting him. After we've learned the original story had zero truth to it (other than dipstick was in a Chinook) today I'm starting to think slow walk exit is actually possible.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at February 07, 2015 02:19 AM (MbrzC)

216 She was in a scene in Girls where a guy tongued her ass. I hope it was simulated.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 07, 2015 02:17 AM (5f5bM)


It was. And they were all so proud at how Brian's wife/Allison's mom fashioned whatever it was to help with the simulated analingus.

Posted by: buzzion at February 07, 2015 02:20 AM (zt+N6)

217 And per other comments above, WTF with his daughter and some vile "edgy" sexual content ina TV show?

Posted by: rhomboid at February 07, 2015 02:06 AM (afQnV)

She was in a scene in Girls where a guy tongued her ass. I hope it was simulated.


****

He watched it and was totally cool with it.

Creep.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 07, 2015 02:20 AM (DmNpO)

218 Did our Duck Dynasty fan move on?

Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2015 02:25 AM (ztOda)

219 a dick rickl. your inability to parse rational discussions has been obvious for years. Why don't you just go die in a fire.

Posted by: Tardre Windowlicker at February 07, 2015 02:08 AM (oN1Z5)
Our little troll has either learned how to reset his hash or has never posted before.I hope he realizes there are several folks here who will get very upset at his sock choice.

Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2015 02:29 AM (ztOda)

220 Funny thing with the Libtards is they protest against war but love to glorify themselves as being war hero's even as non participants ie:

John F'n Kerry shot himself in the ass and claimed he went hand to hand with Ghengis Khan

Hillary Clintons lies about taking fire while landing in Iraq right before she was photographed hugging children

This Brian Williams boondoggle

On the current run of celebrity apprentice every week Geraldo Rivera mentions I was in the Me war zone ten times. This is every week!

Hey did you know John F'n Kerry served in Vietnam? Yeah he did!!!

Posted by: Regular Guy at February 07, 2015 02:36 AM (XYKz+)

221
220 Funny thing with the Libtards is they protest against war but love to glorify themselves as being war hero's even as non participants ie: John F'n Kerry shot himself in the ass and claimed he went hand to hand with Ghengis Khan Hillary Clintons lies about taking fire while landing in Iraq right before she was photographed hugging children This Brian Williams boondoggle On the current run of celebrity apprentice every week Geraldo Rivera mentions I was in the Me war zone ten times. This is every week! Hey did you know John F'n Kerry served in Vietnam? Yeah he did!!!
Posted by: Regular Guy at February 07, 2015 02:36 AM (XYKz+)


I think its a combination of their need to appear to be Alpha's as well as their favorite fallacy of Appealing to Authority.

Posted by: buzzion at February 07, 2015 02:39 AM (zt+N6)

222 NBC assisted Lyin Brian in his lies.

So this changes things, doesn't it?
They can't fire him for lying if they helped him to make those lies even more effective and believable.

So NBC is going to have to hemorrhage some major money to make him go away quietly.

But I think they know he's toast. So they're going to have to do whatever it takes to get rid of him.

Posted by: wheatie at February 07, 2015 02:41 AM (hX3bN)

223 So, there I was, chatting with Jerry and Joe in their studio. They were struggling to break into the comics business; none of their ideas were catching on. I knew they had the talent, but they just needed a little push, creatively.

I told them, "Well, hey, guys; why don't you just make a character based on me?"

So, they made a journalist character, named him Clark Kent, and had him do basically the same sort of things I've been doing all my life.

Oh, Jerry was a little skeptical at first. He grumbled, "Based on you, huh? Oh, I suppose we should call him Superman, then."

Well the joke was on him, because of course it was a major hit. I understand the character is still around today.

Posted by: Brian Williams at February 07, 2015 02:45 AM (5pg79)

224 But I think they know he's toast. So they're going to have to do whatever it takes to get rid of him.
Posted by: wheatie at February 07, 2015 02:41 AM (hX3bN


It will probably take a few days. Probably Thursday and Friday were high ratings days for them, but if next week they start tanking hard and it doesn't look like it will rebound for a while then they will ditch him. Truth? Integrity? Appearances? Phhhhh. All they care about is Ratings and the Narrative. And if the ratings drop too much they can find some other monkey in a suit and tie to push the Narrative.

Posted by: buzzion at February 07, 2015 02:47 AM (zt+N6)

225 224...All they care about is Ratings and the Narrative. And if the ratings drop too much they can find some other monkey in a suit and tie to push the Narrative.

Posted by: buzzion at February 07, 2015 02:47 AM (zt+N6)


Yep.
They helped Williams in his falsehoods in order to prop him up, enhance his image and increase his 'effectiveness' in pushing their Narrative.

Now that he's been exposed...he's useless.
So they have to replace him.

Posted by: wheatie at February 07, 2015 02:53 AM (hX3bN)

226 And thanks Ace...for continuing the drumbeat on this story.

It just keeps getting better.

And thanks, to NDH and rdbrewer too!

Posted by: wheatie at February 07, 2015 02:55 AM (hX3bN)

227 The thing about all this is, Iraq and Katrina were his go to stories, The big reports that helped put him in the anchor chair and his go to tales about his job whenever he was interviewed. Basically his whole professional persona. All bullshit.

Personally I first watched Brian Williams on the JFK Jr. crash and I was astounded on how bad he was. His anchoring on MSNBC, of course, was just horrendous. He couldn't keep fact correct and basically just rambled and over sensationalized everything. Imagine Shep Smith on meth. I remember how most the experts he had in the studio would spend most of their air time correcting his blunders, when he wasn't talking over them, it was cringe worthy. I was always amazed when they plucked him out for the NBC anchor.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 07, 2015 02:55 AM (+ebSh)

228
I think its a combination of their need to appear to be Alpha's as well as their favorite fallacy of Appealing to Authority.

Posted by: buzzion at February 07, 2015 02:39 AM (zt+N6)

Yeah well that works well with Hollywood actors but people put in the public trust not so much. I think the art portion of their liberal 'arts' education blurs the line between fact and fiction. They need to star on about 50 episodes of 'Dirty Jobs' and get a dose of reality!!! lol

Posted by: Regular Guy at February 07, 2015 02:58 AM (XYKz+)

229 Ah now Williams claims to have gotten 'the shits' from drinking flood water. Hmm I think I saw a moonshine named flood water down there.

Posted by: Regular Guy at February 07, 2015 03:03 AM (XYKz+)

230 President Obama was really struggling with this decision. I told him, "Look, Barry..." I call him Barry in private... "Just a few hours ago, I was on the west coast, watching my daughter just get absolutely pounded by this guy. You should've seen the dick on him! Anyway, we need to take the same sort of big, throbbing dick to bin Laden. Send in SEAL Team 6."

Well, damned if he didn't do it. And of course it worked.

Posted by: Brian Williams at February 07, 2015 03:06 AM (5pg79)

231 I don't know-I can't imagine anyone who was actually watching NBC not watching because of what Brian Williams did.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 07, 2015 03:11 AM (DXzRD)

232 155 It's after midnight. Nobody feed Ace.

Or get him wet.
Posted by: Methos at February 07, 2015 01:16 AM (A6vWB)

Ewwww. Do you know how that would SMELL???

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 07, 2015 03:21 AM (+YMhA)

233 It's after midnight. Nobody feed Ace.

Or get him wet.
Posted by: Methos at February 07, 2015 01:16 AM (A6vWB)

Ewwww. Do you know how that would SMELL???

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 07, 2015 03:21 AM (+YMhA)


Like Phoebe Cates' movie dad dressed up as Santa and stuck in the chimney?

Posted by: The Midnight Hat at February 07, 2015 03:27 AM (0Ew3K)

234 Ace is quite a warrior against the duplicity of Brian Williams, Didn't he say about five hours he was tired and was giving up for the day.

They may fire Brian Williams. They won't apologize or even acknowledge their own part in this if fired they''l appoint some other empty suit .

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 07, 2015 03:28 AM (DXzRD)

235 Megan Kelly makes me feel funny in the pants.

Posted by: Biff Boffo at February 07, 2015 04:26 AM (EARfr)

236 Night all.

Here is the album Long Distance Trip by Samsara Blues Experiment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vpOHq8bkzA

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 07, 2015 04:56 AM (0Ew3K)

237 >>They may fire Brian Williams.
>>
>> Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 07, 2015 03:28 AM (DXzRD)


Fire me?!? You make me laugh. Ha, ha, ha, ha! If reports of me watching my daughter get her ass eaten on camera and then giving it the thumbs up didn't get me fired you'd have to be nuts to think that any of my slightly misremembered heroic exploits would. I saved a puppy, dammit!

Only god can fire me ... and he wouldn't dare.

Posted by: Brian Williams, Professional Hero at February 07, 2015 05:09 AM (MYSVz)

238 Amazing....recall he was flying at 100 forward knots 100 feet off the deck to hear him tell it, and the rpg is unguided so there's no need to keep aiming it.....

And Ace Williams was "looking down the tube" while the pilot was fighting a wounded Chinook......(in version 3.0 of the story)

Amazing

Posted by: the smiling bandit at February 07, 2015 05:38 AM (/4AZU)

Posted by: Arbalest at February 07, 2015 05:43 AM (FlRtG)

240
Amazing....recall he was flying at 100 forward knots 100 feet off the deck using falling stones as a staircase to climb back up to fight an orc 4 jihadis with AKs & RPGs to hear him tell it, and the rpg is unguided so there's no need to keep aiming it.....


Seriously ... he is unfireable ...

Posted by: Arbalest at February 07, 2015 05:46 AM (FlRtG)

241 I looked down the very asshole of the goat, I would later abuse and abandon. It was terrifying yet exciting.

Brian W.

Posted by: Eromero at February 07, 2015 05:47 AM (go5uR)

242 Christ you it ain't easy
You know how hard it can be
The way things are going
They're gonna crucify me.

Posted by: The Ballad of Brian Williams at February 07, 2015 06:03 AM (JdEZJ)

243 Once more with feeling.



Christ you know it ain't easy
You know how hard it can be
The way things are going
They're gonna crucify me.

Posted by: The Ballad of Brian Williams at February 07, 2015 06:04 AM (JdEZJ)

244 240 Arbalest,

I think so as well...

No way they nail him for something they were complicit in.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 07, 2015 06:05 AM (/4AZU)

245 You all don't know, you're just whistling you some damned Dixie.
Well now ain't the time for no damned Dixie-whistling Mugwumps. We need us some damn lawyers.

Google Mugwumps idiots, you ain't nothin' new hoo boy.

Posted by: Twoslaps at February 07, 2015 06:15 AM (RNFO3)

246 Posted by: Twoslaps at February 07, 2015 06:15 AM (RNFO3)

Gonna need a translation on that one.
Sven!

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at February 07, 2015 06:18 AM (+rhda)

247 Williams starts doing his Sergeant Rock shtick after a question is asked
about what story has had the most impact on his life, starting at 1:42.
Here is his answer:



Ace how many Morons are old enough to remember Sgt Rock comics?

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2015 06:19 AM (wlDny)

248 I spent most of the time watching the Katrina response being SO pissed they were focused on Nola and completely ignoring Mississippi, where it actually hit dead on. We went back to biloxi years after and it still looked a mess. They're only finally looking sort of normal again the last few years but those gorgeous houses and old trees are just gone, many of them.

We weren't able to get into Nola when I went down a couple weeks after the storm for disaster response but we did go to Slidell and that was truly Terrible.

Posted by: Lea - Sorry make that Miss Leaette at February 07, 2015 06:22 AM (vmMMi)

249
Ace how many Morons are old enough to remember Sgt Rock comics?
Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2015 06:19 AM (wlDny)

------------------
I am. I also remember when Nick Fury was a Howling Commando and not an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 07, 2015 06:23 AM (KlVdw)

250 Ace how many Morons are old enough to remember Sgt Rock comics?


Well at least 3.


Mornin yall!

Posted by: freaked at February 07, 2015 06:26 AM (JdEZJ)

251 I remember seeing but not reading (they seemed scary to me) Sgt Rock comic books. Lil Audrey & Riychie Rich was more my speed back then.

Btw, this is the second midnight post in a row from Comrade Ewok. Insomnia?

Posted by: @votermom DIY or die! at February 07, 2015 06:28 AM (cbfNE)

252 Nick Fury was a direct rip-off of Sgt Rock. I never understood why DC comics didn't sue.

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2015 06:30 AM (wlDny)

253 Sgt. Rock here, reporting for duty.

Or coffee.

Posted by: anon a mouse at February 07, 2015 06:30 AM (/jpU8)

254 252 Vic,

DC felt sorry for Col. Fury...he became James Bond and then he became Samuel L Jackson...

Posted by: Sven10077 at February 07, 2015 06:35 AM (/4AZU)

255 248 Lea,

I was awed enough by Katrina's outer edge I was happy to turn around and head back west.

The media completely ignored Hurricane Rita b/c they wanted to exploit the 9th Ward....same reason they ignored MS...Gulfport looked like it had been bombed.

Posted by: Sven10077 at February 07, 2015 06:38 AM (/4AZU)

256 246 weirdflunkyontablet,

He's saying that although we're having a Jim Dandy of a time, the right needs to sue the pants off Comcast for having a biased liar in the anchor chair...

I think the right should lawfare the media.

Posted by: Sven10077 at February 07, 2015 06:41 AM (/4AZU)

257 NBD, as I too have looked down at the heart of darkness...

(ok, it was really the head at 5:30 after a loooong night of scotch and cigars, but hey, what's a tale or two between friends, amirite?)

Posted by: anon a mouse at February 07, 2015 06:45 AM (/jpU8)

258 Posted by: Sven10077 at February 07, 2015 06:41 AM (/4AZU)

Wow. I was so far removed from that translation I may as well have been reading Mandarin Chinese. Thanks sven. Apparently my knowledge of popular culture or whatever I missed to understand that is more pathetic than I thought.

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at February 07, 2015 06:45 AM (+rhda)

259 You have to admit that the N.O. evacuation plan was great. Tell folks to get in their cars and drive away. Leave all those school buses in a low area. Don' use them to pick up those without cars.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 07, 2015 06:47 AM (V70Uh)

260 At this point, what difference does it make!

Posted by: Brian W. Clinton at February 07, 2015 06:47 AM (vntmB)

261 Ace should get a Pulitzer for this.

Or at least the Galactic Iron Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 07, 2015 06:51 AM (6WXJ/)

262 Only one thing I need'a know:

When does Obama fire Lyin' Brian?

Posted by: Philosopher at February 07, 2015 06:51 AM (aXCDY)

263 Wow. They are releasing Fifty Shades on Valentine's day. It's a sick sad world.

Posted by: freaked at February 07, 2015 06:51 AM (JdEZJ)

264 258 weirdflunkyonatablet,

I grew up immersed in crazy...

Posted by: Sven10077 at February 07, 2015 06:52 AM (/4AZU)

265 I am wondering what Blaine has to do w/Lyin' Williams though..

Posted by: Sven10077 at February 07, 2015 06:57 AM (/4AZU)

266 "what's a tale or two between friends, amirite?"

BTW, that describes the state of the (collapsing) media today - "hey, we're all among friends, so I can spout whatever BS I wish" is the norm...

Keep it up, lunkheads.

Posted by: anon a mouse at February 07, 2015 06:58 AM (/jpU8)

267 266 anon a mouse,

The US media is acting on a war time propaganda footing and has been since November of 2000. That means their job is to lie for the "war effort." They were a little confused by the events of September 2001 but snapped back into focus on the REAL enemy by Jan 2002.

Their war ain't our war, but they pursue it with the same level of zeal we engage in our war.

Posted by: Sven10077 at February 07, 2015 07:08 AM (/4AZU)

268 Morning snowflakes!

I'm feeling extra special today so I want to go exercise my white male privilege and crusade some transnormative Muslims of color by refusing to patronize their children's lemonade stand or something equally heinous. Anyone else up for some 21st century Christian oppression?

Posted by: Some Dude at February 07, 2015 07:19 AM (mX9J1)

269 I was talking about a metaphorical RPG tube dammit!

Posted by: Brian Williams at February 07, 2015 07:27 AM (2pPU3)

270 And by RPG Tube I meant an uncircumsized Muslim throbbing diamond cutter of a weiner....

Posted by: Brian Williams at February 07, 2015 07:31 AM (mX9J1)

271
Now it can be told - Brian Williams is the last surviving member of the H.M.S. Hood where, not surprisingly, he stared right down the barrels of the guns of the German battleship Bismarck, which sank the Hood.

Posted by: Hello, I'm Math... and I am one heartless bitch(TM) at February 07, 2015 07:33 AM (bWFHa)

272 Anyone else up for some 21st century Christian oppression?"

Would that be "gluten free" Lime Jello? With carrots?

Posted by: anon a mouse at February 07, 2015 07:34 AM (/jpU8)

273 Williams is pure rancid pig dung . . . but I think most of us knew that before this exposť.

Posted by: rplat at February 07, 2015 07:36 AM (PYTq2)

274 Good morning!

Lying, preening douche nozzles like Brian Williams have no sense of shame, so castigating him and mocking him won't have much effect. On the other hand, castigating and mocking his employer for holding out the lying preening douche nozzle as the 'face' of their network will.

But I have to admit I have enjoyed reading the posts over the last few days. The wit and snark is just awesome.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 07, 2015 07:38 AM (60Vyp)

275 no shit boys, there I was, pinned down in a hail of Jap fire on the deck of the HMS Hood being attacked by the Nazi bastards that bombed Pearl Harbor, as they were dropping nuclear depth charges on the ships Prado deck and Sun Lounge... My only was to distract them, so I peeled open my own daughters little brown starfish and ran her up the yardarm. Everyone saluted and I made good my escape.

Posted by: Brian Williams at February 07, 2015 07:39 AM (mX9J1)

276 It's totes ok. He was trying to motivate the chirrun.

#RightReasonWilliams

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2015 07:40 AM (5/beq)

277 lessee... no morning thread... I dont see any Vic news... what is this, Saturday?

Morning, Glories! Temperatures suppose to climb to the70s today. You may find me later lying in a sunbeam, trying to warm the old bones up. February on Oklahoma!

Posted by: mindful webworker - who wants to know at February 07, 2015 07:41 AM (U76Nz)

278 But I have to admit I have enjoyed reading the posts over the last few days"

Same here. Wonder though - have we hit 50 Threads of Williams yet?

Posted by: anon a mouse at February 07, 2015 07:42 AM (/jpU8)

279 But I have to admit I have enjoyed reading the posts over the last few days. The wit and snark is just awesome.



This hive of villiany and scoundrels is a force to be reckoned with.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2015 07:42 AM (5/beq)

280 "Then I looked straight down the nozzle of the douche bag I am"

Posted by: Brian and his taint licking kid... at February 07, 2015 07:45 AM (YvTdG)

281 You'd have to hit the cop orate sponsors sponsors of NBC news for anything to have an effect. If someone can find a list of sponsors I'm willing to send some e-mails to them saying I won't buy their products if Brian Williams continues to serve as a new anchor.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 07, 2015 07:47 AM (DXzRD)

282 Here is a list of corporate sponsors of NBC news:

http://tinyurl.com/kf5dw3u

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 07, 2015 07:49 AM (DXzRD)

283 nood

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at February 07, 2015 07:53 AM (R8hU8)

284 I haven't had this much fun since Weiner tweeter his weener.

Posted by: Mister Christopher at February 07, 2015 08:05 AM (tnTzg)

285 Analysis indicates Brian Williams has had a significant number of homosexual encounters for which he is ashamed. By fabricating stories suggesting heroism and bravery on his part. he allows himself to repress the memory of his shame. Note how the stories usually contain "rockets" and "guns". The tale of seeing the body floating face down in NOLA probably indicates he was having anal sex in his hotel room during the storm.
I suspect Brian Williams should be put on suicide watch as he is most probably being drawn inexorably by his shame towards the suckling of a .45 long slide...with laser sightings.

Posted by: Sigmund Freud at February 07, 2015 08:46 AM (+YNzP)

286 commies lie, its part of their agenda. i'm not outraged at all, its too be expected from the so-called 'main stream' media. they all lie and all the time. most of what you see and hear is a lie. that's why ppl like ace are so important, a balance. this pretty boy news-reader just got caught - no news here. wake up.

Posted by: asswipee at February 07, 2015 08:55 AM (eS0nh)

287 http://tinyurl.com/epic-soccer-scissor-kicks

Speaking of scissor kicks.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 07, 2015 08:57 AM (dHTqa)

288
98
When Richard Gere farts, does it make a sound?

Yes. The Gerbil coughs alot.

Posted by: brian williams avatar at February 07, 2015 10:16 AM (RHBWt)

289 How the country still has f***ing electricity is
beyond me. So degraded, gullible, ignorant, lazy, and stupid is the
"educated" populace (not even talking about the rest).
Posted by: rhomboid

That is the beauty of engineering. It only takes one smart ass techie to design a transformer any idiot with a 6th grade education can build by the thousands.

Posted by: brian williams avatar at February 07, 2015 10:32 AM (RHBWt)

290 Wait - call sign "Big Windy?" Maybe Williams WAS aboard that helicopter.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 07, 2015 11:32 AM (oKE6c)

291 It gets me to thinking, I've been very lucky the way my life has turned out, I've been very lucky to have survived a few things that I've been involved in



You're not gonna survive this, Bucky.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 07, 2015 11:34 AM (oKE6c)

292 Greetings:

Actually, if you're looking down the tube of a RPG, it's either empty or already been fired, so your day is going okay so far.

Posted by: 11B40 at February 07, 2015 12:01 PM (yMbU8)

293 I'd believe Brian if he told me he was interviewing obama and he looked right down the tube.

Posted by: Buffalobob at February 07, 2015 12:38 PM (w+5ie)

294 nice scoop fellers

Posted by: Tim at February 07, 2015 01:37 PM (zVpUM)

295 "It looked bad for us when the aliens opened our canopy, but I told Will Smith to fire the missile anyway..." Brian Williams in Independence Day

Posted by: richard mcenroe at February 07, 2015 02:48 PM (XO6WW)

296 I'm thinking they got him because of his daughter. People have been complaining about him forever (so why now?). I think the progressive click is about to crack down on pornography and perversity (didn't want to mainstream anilingus). Can't have all the new legal-illegal aliens fornicating instead of working.

Posted by: rust limpball at February 07, 2015 02:58 PM (PGh+Q)

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