WH Doubles Down on "Reformer" Alejandro Mayorkas

To recap: The Deputy Homeland Security Advisor has the "appearance" of being corrupt and doing Big Dollar favors for connected Democrats, says the Inspector General of the DHS.


Just so you understand the Ca$h Money Ju$tice angle here: The EB-5 program grants permanent resident visas to foreigners who invest at least $500,000 in a US company.

Well, if you're a leftist connected to the Obama Administration, then, and want a lot of foreign money given to you in the form of "investments," you would certainly want to make sure your Big Dollar "Investment" Investors are getting their Cash Money Green Cards from the DHS, right?

You wouldn't want those held up, right? You wouldn't want them, egads, denied over security concerns, right?

No, you'd want your Cash Money Partners to get their Cash Money Green Cards that they paid for. Otherwise, what would be the point in investing in your Government Subsidized Boondoggle?

The Washington Times:

Alejandro Mayorkas, who was elevated from head of the department's legal immigration agency to be deputy secretary while the investigation was ongoing, also angered many of his colleagues by getting involved in the cases, and "created an appearance of favoritism and special access" for the wealthy immigrants, the inspector general concluded.

Inspector General John Roth said the cases involved major Democrats: former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, Sen. Harry Reid, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Anthony Rodham, brother of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

In each case, pressure from those individuals helped earn favorable treatment, Mr. Roth said

And dig this: There are some real security risks attached to some of these new fellow American residents.

Five different Homeland Security whistleblowers spoke with ABC News about a range of cases where visas were approved despite numerous red flags. They said objections were often ignored because the immigration program is so popular within the Obama Administration and with members of Congress from both parties. As the EB-5 visa program has grown in popularity, the programs critics have become increasingly concerned about the administration’s failure to adequately address abuses that have continued to surface.

"It is shocking," Sen. Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican said at the time. "Particularly when you have F.B.I. and other law enforcement agencies that are saying national security could be compromised or is being compromised -- that's enough for us to be concerned."

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The Inspector General report released Tuesday said investigators had interviewed 15 whistleblowers, a group that included "very senior" department officials and attorneys "who each had direct contact with Mr. Mayorkas and were in a position to witness the events."

"Each conveyed the same factual scenario,” the report said. "Certain applicants and stakeholders received preferential access to DHS leadership and preferential treatment in either the handling of their application or petition or regarding the merits of the application or petition… Many witnesses provided emails, written contemporaneously with the events, to support their allegations of special access and treatment."

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One of the projects studied in the report – the electric car start-up venture once overseen by McAuliffe and supported by Rodham – has already proven to be politically combustible.

The immigrant funding became fodder for attacks on McAuliffe during his 2013 run for governor. McAuliffe was accused by political opponents of trying to prod Mayorkas and later then-Sec. Janet Napolitano to approve visas for investors more quickly. He denied, however, that he sought undue influence. Rodham oversaw the EB-5 financing aspect of the business through a separate venture, called Gulf Coast Funds Management Regional Center. He also emailed Mayorkas in a push to speed up processing of immigrant visas, the report says.

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When it appeared the electric car venture was headed for a denial, "Mr. Mayorkas told his staff that he wanted to review the decision..." the report says. "Many EB-5 officials found this highly unusual because past USCIS Directors typically had not scrutinized individual decisions; they found this level of scrutiny unsettling."

When Hillary Clinton's brother calls up to say "My 'investors' aren't getting the Cash Money Green Cards they paid for!!!," you need a man like Mayorkas to Get Cash Money Returns on Your Investments.


Now, when the White House found out about this, they went into their standard "We learned about this when you did" and "We're as outraged as anybody" act.

Kidding! They actually defended him to the hilt, calling him a "decorated civil servant" and "tireless reformer," who was Just Tryin' To Help a Brotha Out with this burdensome EB-5 system.

Watch that video. I'll wait.

Mayorkas says he was jus' tryin' to fix a "broken system." Broken in the sense, I guess, that it wasn't Delivering Deliverables to Democratic Donors and Henchmen at a rapid enough pace.

And they're defending it.

Because they don't care.

All the masks have come off.

Posted by: Ace at 02:18 PM




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1 Surprise!

Posted by: HH at March 25, 2015 02:20 PM (Ce4DF)

2 Lying liars lie, film at 11.

Posted by: Garrett at March 25, 2015 02:20 PM (SRUk5)

3 Where's the flaming skull about Bergdahl?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at March 25, 2015 02:20 PM (PZ6/M)

4 OK, I'll go get 'em.

Posted by: HH at March 25, 2015 02:20 PM (Ce4DF)

5 OT early. Rush is pretty reviewing ace's posts from yesterday.
Afternoon.

Posted by: Golfman at March 25, 2015 02:21 PM (x3kcs)

6 I do believe that's your party now, ace.

Enjoy!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 25, 2015 02:21 PM (gW5Vg)

7 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 02:21 PM (kff5f)

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

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 02:22 PM (kff5f)

9 Why not take the masks off?What consequences?

Posted by: steevy at March 25, 2015 02:22 PM (KETbL)

10
On Drudge:

Berghdahl to be charged with desertion.


**lights flaming skull**


Obama's gonna be pissed when he reads about this in the papers.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 25, 2015 02:22 PM (NaV4z)

11 And they're defending it.
Because they don't care.
All the masks have come off.

Posted by: Ace at 02:18 PM


Correct, but incomplete.

They're defending it because they can. Because there are literally no repercussions.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards, returned from 1080 exile at March 25, 2015 02:22 PM (fwARV)

12 And they're defending it.

Because they don't care.

All the masks have come off.

--------------------------------------------------

It's like a Matryoshka, but with turds.

Posted by: #WrongHousePawsUpDon'tShoot at March 25, 2015 02:22 PM (s/gWD)

13 Soooooo.... the immigration system is pretty much the democrats' slush fund and vote mechanism at this point, huh?

Posted by: Jollyroger at March 25, 2015 02:23 PM (t06LC)

14 anyone besides me getting spam type links when you click a link? Probably just my pc but I'm wondering anyway.

Oh, and the Obama administration contains nothing but the pure of heart and unicorns who spend their weekends feeding the naked and clothing the hungry.

Posted by: mallfly at March 25, 2015 02:23 PM (qSIlh)

15 Gee, who would have known it, crooked Chigo type corruption in the WH. I am shocked that corruption is going on here.


And Scankles has one even more corrupt with her brother and Haiti.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2015 02:23 PM (wlDny)

16 I think Democrat translates to "lying, conniving, corrupt bastard" in Peruvian.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 02:23 PM (kff5f)

17 BREAKING, OT: Bergdahl a Deserter.

Posted by: flounder at March 25, 2015 02:23 PM (FHh8u)

18 The masks are still on, and they're pretty. So, so pretty. See how they sparkle? Don't they make you feel good about yourself? And us?

Posted by: US media at March 25, 2015 02:23 PM (4YUWF)

19 HE GOT TO REWRITE THE DECISION HIMSELF?
CHANGE THE CONCLUSION OF AN INVESTIGATION INTO HIS CORRUPT PRACTICES.
AND THEN HE GOT A PROMOTION???????

*Sorry, needed an excuse to recap in all caps

Posted by: Rev. Al "Race Bait Tax Evade" Sharpton at March 25, 2015 02:24 PM (TLTHv)

20 Bergdahl should have been "rescued" with a Hellfire while he was camping with his friends.My guess is they passed him around like their favorite goat.

Posted by: steevy at March 25, 2015 02:24 PM (KETbL)

21 As I have been saying all day today and forever these progressive commie fucks in the White House: Never apologize, Never retreat, Never explain, Never go back and you know why? IT WORKS. The MSM covers for them and the LIVs are so dog hit stupid it does not matter.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 02:24 PM (/tNwW)

22 This was almost a topic during the VA governors race last year. Was pretty well swiped under the rug by the local news people.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 25, 2015 02:24 PM (S+el1)

23 And they're defending it.
Because they don't care.
All the masks have come off.

Posted by: Ace at 02:18 PM


Who is going to call them on it? Everything is "off the table".

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2015 02:24 PM (wlDny)

24 In the WH press briefing this morning, Earnest praised the shit out of this guy.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 25, 2015 02:25 PM (BZAd3)

25
So we've gone from having a shameless and unaccountable government to an obscene and haughty government.

Posted by: Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed at March 25, 2015 02:25 PM (ko4zy)

26 We need to get off our high horses and not be so uppity.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 25, 2015 02:26 PM (FsuaD)

27 I'd try to act surprised but I bet there is much, much worse going on that we may only hear about after Obama has left (if at all).

I weep for my country.It's literally being sold out by those sworn to protect it and defend the Constitution.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2015 02:26 PM (TLTHv)

28 Rules are for little people.

Posted by: Lauren at March 25, 2015 02:26 PM (eQBH3)

29 24 In the WH press briefing this morning, Earnest praised the shit out of this guy.
Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 25, 2015 02:25 PM (BZAd3)

Under the unicorn lurks a skittle colored boner just waiting for an opening.

Posted by: #WrongHousePawsUpDon'tShoot at March 25, 2015 02:27 PM (s/gWD)

30 Ya know the Iranians do not want to put anything about the "agreement" on paper. It's an old Arab trick so they can go back on all of it. And Fredo and horserace are about to agree to that. And you thought it could not get any worse

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 02:27 PM (/tNwW)

31

And to think..... Mike Ditka could have prevented this.


ALL OF THIS!!

Posted by: fixerupper at March 25, 2015 02:27 PM (NaV4z)

32 Mayorkas is going to fix that Desertion thingy for me.

Posted by: Bo Bergdummy at March 25, 2015 02:28 PM (hKyl0)

33 Is Bergdahl now going to be thrown in the Brig?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 02:28 PM (/tNwW)

34 "Obama's gonna be pissed when he reads about this in the papers."


They had to lest destroy discipline in the ranks. Maybe some hope for military yet.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2015 02:28 PM (LA7Cm)

35
I want bergdahl's father charged and convicted of treason, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed at March 25, 2015 02:28 PM (ko4zy)

36 So, now that Bergdahl is a deserter, do we get the Tolleebon Five back?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 25, 2015 02:28 PM (FsuaD)

37 At this point is there any part of the government that hasn't been corrupted?

The only way to really do anything about this is to demand them to reduce the size, scope and reach of the federal government.

Walker/Cruz 2016

Or

Cruz/Walker 2016

This is our only hope.

But of course if this were to happen the American voting public will also probably give the democrats a senate majority.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 25, 2015 02:29 PM (4HFY9)

38 All the masks have come off.

Posted by: Ace at 02:18 PM


The masks have always been transparent.
It doesn't matter if they are on or off.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 25, 2015 02:29 PM (W5DcG)

39 A slightly more conservative leader can not save us.

It takes a reformed people to do this.

Burn it to the ground.

Posted by: HoboJerk, The State Loves You at March 25, 2015 02:30 PM (FA3Z7)

40 I guess we should be thankful to the 52% for this prolonged immersion is third world government we are experiencing. Educational!

Posted by: The Prophet Some Dope at March 25, 2015 02:30 PM (hKyl0)

41 So Bergdahl coming to Leavenworth? Good.

Posted by: HH at March 25, 2015 02:30 PM (Ce4DF)

42 This how Terry McAuliffe financed his Electric Car plan he planned to build and didn't.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 25, 2015 02:30 PM (S+el1)

43 I know that we are Democrats
And I know that you may bribe me
But I just can't be with you like this anymore, Alejandro

Posted by: Lady Gaga at March 25, 2015 02:31 PM (9F2c1)

44
Colonel: "Sgt Major, bring that guilty sum bitch in for Courts and Boards."

Posted by: Doctor Fish at March 25, 2015 02:31 PM (P330y)

45 24
In the WH press briefing this morning, Earnest praised the shit out of this guy.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 25, 2015 02:25 PM (BZAd3)

I wonder what he has on Dear Leader, Shrillary, and some of the other Dems. After all, if the WH threw him under the bus, he might experience some quite detailed recollections in front of a Congressional committee. By defending him, I have a feeling that so much time will have passed that he can't recall the details of any of this.

Posted by: Virginia SoCon at March 25, 2015 02:31 PM (+/C3g)

46 It's strange, but nowdays I can't find one person who I know voted for Dear Leader admit that they voted for Dear Leader.

Posted by: Soona at March 25, 2015 02:31 PM (/HX7u)

47 I think I'll run for President as the candidate of the Prosecute Them All Party.

Posted by: JEM at March 25, 2015 02:31 PM (o+SC1)

48 Bergdahl will be charged with desertion!
That was billions of dollars and 5 enemy combatants well spent...

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at March 25, 2015 02:31 PM (JgC5a)

49 46
It's strange, but nowdays I can't find one person who I know voted for Dear Leader admit that they voted for Dear Leader.

Posted by: Soona at March 25, 2015 02:31 PM (/HX7u)


Count yourself lucky.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 25, 2015 02:32 PM (FsuaD)

50
How does Josh Earnest plan on unsucking his comments regarding Bergdahl?

Posted by: Doctor Fish at March 25, 2015 02:32 PM (P330y)

51 "the immigration system is pretty much the democrats' slush fund and vote mechanism at this point, huh?"

Yeah.

Oh, and recall how I was the "jerk" or whatever for not buying either the numbers nor the processes in any part of the H1B conversation the other day 'cause immigration processes were totes under strict controls?

Good time, good times.

Posted by: anon a mouse at March 25, 2015 02:32 PM (KnbYp)

52 "I know that we are Democrats
And I know that you may bribe me
But I just can't be with you like this anymore, Alejandro"



Sung to "Paparazzi"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2015 02:32 PM (LA7Cm)

53 But it's only right-wingers like Ted Cruz that are the Party of the Rich.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 25, 2015 02:32 PM (MMC8r)

54 @39

The people at being reformed alright, right into Mexicans.

They of the long history and deep respect for Constitutional Rule of Law and federalism.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 25, 2015 02:32 PM (4HFY9)

55 That was billions of dollars and 5 enemy combatants well spent...


And the soldiers that died looking for his sorry ass.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 25, 2015 02:33 PM (S+el1)

56 I thought Alejandro Mayorkas was that ancient aliens guy.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 25, 2015 02:33 PM (W5DcG)

57 "Smart but very, very vulgar"? Who they calling smart?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 25, 2015 02:33 PM (/Y/rr)

58
Isn't that funny?

VA replaced their small-time crook of a governor with a big-time crook of a governor.

Posted by: Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed at March 25, 2015 02:33 PM (ko4zy)

59
Yeah, RK, I was hoping for/expecting a simple discharge - just to see if the body twitched when it was poked.

For years now we've seen nothing but degradation and corruption of an increasingly histrionic, shameless, and outrageous nature. And no real response by the country, or its "representatives".

There are no real standards any more, the electorate itself (esp. the "educated" NPR coastal/urban clueless class) has no clue or pride or standards. Institutions are, for the most part, a farce.

It took many many years and much effort to create something that has been essentially hollowed out and discarded in less than a generation.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 25, 2015 02:33 PM (afQnV)

60 The JEF needs to give a presser in the Rose Garden about how he f*cked up the Bergdahl deal.

Then order the deserter shot, after he throat punches the loser dad.

*my dream*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 25, 2015 02:33 PM (FsuaD)

61 By the way I "assume" and "predict" Bergdahl will plead this out to no jail time or time served ( his time in Afghanistan with the taliban) and a dishonorable discharge. Or something like that. Fredo will never let him go down in flames.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 02:34 PM (/tNwW)

62 You're wrong.

The announcement was 'Bergdahl will be charged for dessert.' He's been eating free on the government dime, but we're not going to pay for extra ice cream anymore.

Barry's tough, yo.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 25, 2015 02:34 PM (MMC8r)

63 But of course if this were to happen the American voting public will also probably give the democrats a senate majority.

At least then we'd know where we stood.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 02:34 PM (kff5f)

64 We are a Representative Republic in name only. Or RRINO for short. I'm gonna patent that. I'll donate the proceeds to Ace's next hobo hunt.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at March 25, 2015 02:34 PM (zllbf)

65 The JB Wentworth of green card scams.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 02:35 PM (VpkjW)

66 3 of the 5 terrorists traded for bergdahl are trying to go back into the family terror business. Way to go Fredo

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 02:35 PM (/tNwW)

67
At first blush I thought the EB-5 deal was a good one. You get immigrants who aren't leaching off the system and they create jobs for Americans.

Then it occurred to me that a hostile state or non-state actor might be able to scrape up $500K to introduce non-nice people.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2015 02:35 PM (JtwS4)

68 Under Preezy Prissypants we've become a third world dictatorship.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 25, 2015 02:35 PM (FsuaD)

69 It's strange, but nowdays I can't find one person who I know voted for Dear Leader admit that they voted for Dear Leader.

Posted by: Soona at March 25, 2015 02:31 PM (/HX7u)
Take a trip to the peoples republic of Austin

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at March 25, 2015 02:35 PM (R8hU8)

70 Hillary said it was okay.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 25, 2015 02:35 PM (MMC8r)

71 And they're defending it.

Because they don't care.

All the masks have come off.



Posted by: Ace at 02:18 PM



And also because they know - as surely as I know I'll never get a long, sloppy BJ from Dita Von Teese - nobody will ever do anything about it.


I know it doesn't need to be said, but you might as well say it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 25, 2015 02:36 PM (zF6Iw)

72 Take a trip to the peoples republic of Austin

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at March 25, 2015 02:35 PM (R8hU


Eeew.

Then you get all that "Austin Weird" on you. Ick.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 02:36 PM (kff5f)

73 MP4: Barrel.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 02:36 PM (kff5f)

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2015 02:36 PM (JtwS4)

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2015 02:36 PM (JtwS4)

76 Under Preezy Prissypants we've become a third world dictatorship.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 25, 2015 02:35 PM (FsuaD)


Yes. Of all his crimes, and they are crimes, he is in the process, and he is not done yet, of ruining our Democratic Republic FOR EVER. There are some things you can not put back in the bottle.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 02:36 PM (/tNwW)

77 "Smart but very, very vulgar"


Do people think you just wake up one morning and you're vulgar? You've got to work on vulgar for years if you're going to do it right.

Fuck.

Posted by: jwest at March 25, 2015 02:36 PM (9ZZd+)

78 Under Preezy Prissypants we've become a third world dictatorship.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 25, 2015 02:35 PM (FsuaD)


He "leveled the playing field".

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 25, 2015 02:37 PM (W5DcG)

79 MPPPP to the Barrel

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 02:37 PM (VpkjW)

80 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 25, 2015 02:36 PM (zF6Iw)


I like your slant on this issue.

Posted by: The Lost Dutchman at March 25, 2015 02:37 PM (9F2c1)

81 this will never happen in my administration.those being publicly exposed as criminals will be given long walks in the park to contemplate the error of their ways.

Posted by: President Prolapse at March 25, 2015 02:37 PM (vssei)

82 Damn Italicans again......

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2015 02:37 PM (LA7Cm)

83 >>> It's strange, but nowdays I can't find one person who I know voted for Dear Leader admit that they voted for Dear Leader.

I have an out and out socialist friend who regrets voting for him, twice. Calls his presidency an abject failure. Of course, I'm sure our definitions as to WHY he is a failure--me that he does too much, my friend that he does to little--vary widely.

But yeah, everyone paying the slightest but of attention seems rightfully embarrassed by him.

Posted by: LizLem at March 25, 2015 02:37 PM (yRwC8)

84 Fuck me.

Off to the barrel for the rest of the day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 25, 2015 02:38 PM (zF6Iw)

85 this will never happen in my administration.those being publicly exposed
as criminals will be given long walks in the park to contemplate the
error of their ways.


Ft Marcy park?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 25, 2015 02:38 PM (4WhSY)

86 At least our barrel is rifled.

Posted by: Roy at March 25, 2015 02:38 PM (VndSC)

87 Paraphrasing President David Skorton of Cornell said today, when confronted by a video of his employee inviting ISIS to come conduct training sessions on campus,

"Its the fault of the messenger! Don't believe your lying eyes! We are completely innocent, except that an evil person is vilifying us!"

Posted by: MTF< Vote for someone the GOP insiders hate! at March 25, 2015 02:38 PM (LISuA)

88 Bowe Bergdahl to be charged with Desertion, per a few military social media types. Anyone seen a story on that?

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 25, 2015 02:39 PM (2cS/G)

89 Off to the barrel for the rest of the day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 25, 2015 02:38 PM (zF6Iw)


*shoves Febreeze and gallon of Purell through USB port*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 25, 2015 02:39 PM (FsuaD)

90 Man, I caught hell for selling nights in the Lincoln Bedroom like A Motel 6. Wish I had thought of this sweet setup.

Posted by: Bubba Billy Jeff at March 25, 2015 02:39 PM (JO9+V)

91 No. No. Ed Rendell involved in something sleazy. I refuse to believe that.

I dither on what I think about the cash for green cards program. I mean, at least it's honest.

But, yeah, the security and graft concerns are kinda sorta obvious.

Posted by: alexthechick - Loganite. With Jazz Hands. at March 25, 2015 02:39 PM (mf5HN)

92 Then it occurred to me that a hostile state or non-state actor might be able to scrape up $500K to introduce non-nice people.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2015 02:35 PM (JtwS4)

Terry McAuliffe was taking money from Chinese "businessmen" that had ties to China's spy service. Saw something a couple weeks ago about Hillary's brother was doing the same with some questionable Iranians. Mmmm, look at that 2 links back to Hillary.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 25, 2015 02:39 PM (S+el1)

93 A brief pause in my all-Banana Splits postings to say that it is a long time coming but Bergdahl gets what he deserved. I knew GEN Milley wasn't going to let that shit go. Hope that asshole gets slammed. I don't care if he was fucked in the ass by thick beer can uncircumcised Haqqani cock. Go break rocks for a while until your anus recalibrates.

TRA LA LA, LA LA LA LA

Posted by: Bruce Jenner's Plastic Vag at March 25, 2015 02:39 PM (z3CKW)

94
These airline crash investigations are always interesting because the manufacturer of the aircraft and the manufacturers of all the parts want the fault to be anyone's but theirs.

On the other hand, the government wants it not to be due to their negligence (not screening terrorists thoroughly or allowing terrorists to roam free in the first place).

And, finally, the airline doesn't want their pilot or mechanics to be blamed.

Posted by: Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed at March 25, 2015 02:39 PM (ko4zy)

95 . Of course, I'm sure our definitions as to WHY he is a failure--me that he does too much, my friend that he does to little--vary widely.

Alam Colmes was on FNC the other night and said Obama is quite the "moderate".

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 25, 2015 02:39 PM (W5DcG)

96 Paraphrasing President David Skorton of Cornell said today, when confronted by a video of his employee inviting ISIS to come conduct training sessions on campus,

"Its the fault of the messenger! Don't believe your lying eyes! We are completely innocent, except that an evil person is vilifying us!"
Posted by: MTF

THIS is what they say to each other in their insulted liberal world and are only embarrassed when it leaks out. Not that the MSM would ever report it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 02:40 PM (/tNwW)

97 Last one in the barrel fried up a pound of bacon, so you can't even smell the hobo sweat anymore.

Posted by: Roy at March 25, 2015 02:40 PM (VndSC)

98 We'll drain the swamp...of all of those meddling do-gooders!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet has gone to Plaid! at March 25, 2015 02:40 PM (hLRSq)

99 Alam Colmes was on FNC the other night and said Obama is quite the "moderate".
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 25, 2015 02:39 PM (W5DcG)

yes and Colmes is quite the useful idiot

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 02:40 PM (/tNwW)

100 Nothing to see here prole, move along...

Posted by: Gmac- Pulling in feelers in preperation... at March 25, 2015 02:41 PM (74McK)

101 So this is why Hillary want's to be prez so bad.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 25, 2015 02:41 PM (aVYsC)

102 For the Empress - http://www.e2046.com/product/6492/

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 02:41 PM (VpkjW)

103 Alam Colmes was on FNC the other night and said Obama is quite the "moderate".

Lefties define 'moderate' as anyone who hasn't begun exterminating conservatives yet.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 25, 2015 02:42 PM (MMC8r)

104 @45 - No, no, no.

This administration came into office in 2009 believing in that Permanent Democrat Majority, they were sure they'd have at least six and probably eight full years in control of both houses of Congress and could do literally anything they wanted, law be damned, ethics be damned.

The 2010 Congressional elections were a nasty surprise, but they eventually figured they could stiff-arm the House and business continued as usual.

This Administration has thrown exactly one significant appointee - Shinseki - under the bus. Sebelius got the benefit of the doubt. This ATF guy who ate dirt last week is an anomaly, he probably got canned for retracting the ban not for promulgating it in the first place.

This administration will defend to the death, or nearly so, anyone who acts in pursuit of their political goals even if that pursuit results in some embarrassment, as long as the effort was pushed aggressively enough - even illegally.

Posted by: JEM at March 25, 2015 02:42 PM (o+SC1)

105 Bergdahl charges with treason, Yemen falls apart, The attempt to retake Tikirit fails miserably, Israel being isolated like never before, Russia on the move, Iran to get the bomb. Fredo is on quite the roll

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 02:42 PM (/tNwW)

106 91 No. No. Ed Rendell involved in something sleazy. I refuse to believe that.
====================

Is sex with random women in bars sleazy? On behalf of my pre-marriage self, I sure hope not.

Posted by: MTF, Vote for someone the GOP insiders hate! at March 25, 2015 02:43 PM (LISuA)

107 104 Yep,Holder survived Fast and Furious which I really never expected.

Posted by: steevy at March 25, 2015 02:43 PM (KETbL)

108 the masks have come off, indeed. Obama just doesn't give a shit any longer about hiding it. He will do what he wants, and stonewall any investigation into this shit. He's got less than 2 years left and no one can touch him or his thugs.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 25, 2015 02:43 PM (so+oy)

109 *shoves Febreeze and gallon of Purell through USB port*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 25, 2015 02:39 PM (FsuaD)

----

What.... we out of penicillin again???

Posted by: fixerupper at March 25, 2015 02:43 PM (NaV4z)

110 "Many witnesses provided emails, written contemporaneously with the events, to support their allegations of special access and treatment."

Smart boys, kept a stone bucket.

Posted by: HAL at March 25, 2015 02:43 PM (OmBeX)

111
These airline crash investigations are always interesting because the manufacturer of the aircraft and the manufacturers of all the parts want the fault to be anyone's but theirs.

This one is going to be a mess. FAZ has stopped live blogging because there aren't enough new developments. Just summary stories now.

Voice data recorder inconclusive and hard to evaluate so far. Only news is confirmed no explosion.

Flight data recorder housing has been located. Empty.

Largest piece of wreckage found is fuselage 3 window lengths.

And you can barely get to any of it. This may remain unsolved.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2015 02:44 PM (JtwS4)

112 Can't wait for the pardons. Wish I was a Swiss Banker with connections...

Posted by: Jim Dolt@AssQuake at March 25, 2015 02:44 PM (g1MTt)

113 Alan Colmes is a zit on my labia. Even I cant be nice to that mincing pile of slug feces.

Posted by: President Prolapse at March 25, 2015 02:44 PM (vssei)

114
obama decreed obamacare a success.

Yeah, last week obama said obamacare was working better than everyone said it would; better than even he expected.

Posted by: Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed at March 25, 2015 02:45 PM (ko4zy)

115 Last one in the barrel fried up a pound of bacon, so you can't even smell the hobo sweat anymore.

You do realize it was probably hobo bacon, right?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented Christian Objectivist at March 25, 2015 02:45 PM (DT3rQ)

116 Last one in the barrel fried up a pound of manatee bacon, so you can't even smell the hobo sweat
anymore.


Fixed for accuracy.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 25, 2015 02:45 PM (xy8zm)

117 Voice data recorder inconclusive and hard to evaluate so far. Only news is confirmed no explosion.

Flight data recorder housing has been located. Empty.

Largest piece of wreckage found is fuselage 3 window lengths.

And you can barely get to any of it. This may remain unsolved.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2015 02:44 PM (JtwS4)

Actually the just reported the voice recorder was successfully down loaded and the recording goes right up to the crash.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 02:46 PM (/tNwW)

118 So the Army is finally going to charge and try Bergdahl. About fucking time. I'm so happy we traded 5 terrorists for this piece of shit.

Posted by: maddogg at March 25, 2015 02:46 PM (xWW96)

119 Man. I really went into the wrong industry.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at March 25, 2015 02:46 PM (/kI1Q)

120 Posted by: rickb223 at March 25, 2015 02:45 PM (xy8zm)

Can I interest you in a life insurance policy?

Posted by: wrg500 at March 25, 2015 02:46 PM (S+el1)

121
The obama stimulus worked great.
Cash for clunkers worked great.
The withdrawal from Iraq worked great.
Allowing Iran nukes will work out great.
Lifting sanctions on Cuba will work great.

obama has a perfect record...just ask him

Posted by: Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed at March 25, 2015 02:47 PM (ko4zy)

122 Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 02:40 PM (/tNwW)
===========================

Otherwise known as the "Burn the witch!! defense".

Skorton is leaving for the cushiest job in America (president of the Smithsonian) right after graduation, so he's buying time with this asinine statement.

Posted by: MTF, Vote for someone the GOP insiders hate! at March 25, 2015 02:47 PM (LISuA)

123 Alam Colmes was on FNC the other night and said Obama is quite the "moderate". Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 25, 2015 02:39 PM (W5DcG)


------------------------------------------------


Two words: Overton Window.

Everything is being redefined. History either wiped clean or re-written.

Posted by: Soona at March 25, 2015 02:47 PM (/HX7u)

124 Holy crap! Do you mean to tell me that Terry McAuliffe is an also a low-down scum-sucking influence-peddling money-grubbing Clintonian-thug and party-whore? But he can't be! He loves the environment!!!!

Posted by: spd rdr at March 25, 2015 02:47 PM (+fXXA)

125 Does anyone actually believe Bergdahl will be tried? Commander Barky will see to it that the cowardly traitor gets off with "time served" while he was the Tolleebon's play toy for five years.

Count on it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 25, 2015 02:47 PM (FsuaD)

126 Actually the just reported the voice recorder was successfully down loaded and the recording goes right up to the crash.


"Oh shi......"

Posted by: rickb223 at March 25, 2015 02:48 PM (xy8zm)

127 >>>Last one in the barrel fried up a pound of manatee bacon, so you can't even smell the hobo sweat

anymore.

Fixed for accuracy.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 25, 2015 02:45 PM (xy8zm)<<<




Oh the huge manatee!!!

Posted by: reporter watching a manatee carcass go up in flames at March 25, 2015 02:48 PM (CZexX)

128 Nevergiveup, the CVR is fine for sounds like pilots going through checklist, master alarms, or bangs. But without the FDR or the QAR which records how the engines perform or how the flaps were set or at least 30 more parameters ... and a fuselage described as confetti... may just have an educated guess on failure.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 02:48 PM (VpkjW)

129 " I'm so happy we traded 5 terrorists for this piece of shit."


And this Admin thought his return would be a foreign policy smash hit. That people would be crying and cheering at home when he got off the plane. That somehow this would heal the wounds of Afghanistan.

Shows you how fcuked and backwards just about everyone in the Admin is.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2015 02:48 PM (LA7Cm)

130
cnn just reported that "an audio file" was recovered from the cockpit that might help

Posted by: Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed at March 25, 2015 02:49 PM (ko4zy)

131 Holy leatherface!The NY Rangers just Tweeted a pic of Sarah Jessica Parker at a Ranger game and man is she looking bad!

Posted by: steevy at March 25, 2015 02:49 PM (KETbL)

132 Posted by: steevy at March 25, 2015 02:43 PM (KETbL)
=======================

I could never figure out how he even got confirmed, given the sleezy Marc Rich pardon he bought.

Posted by: MTF, Vote for someone the GOP insiders hate! at March 25, 2015 02:49 PM (LISuA)

133 Man. I really went into the wrong industry.

I know, right? I considered it, but this pesky conscience thing...no wonder it's full of lawyers, they have theirs surgically removed at graduation from law school, just sayin'...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented Christian Objectivist at March 25, 2015 02:49 PM (DT3rQ)

134 Obama On Trading Army Deserter Bowe Bergdahl For Five Gitmo Terrorists Its A Good Day

And thank you, White House, for making this moment last May so public.

Weasel Zippers

They will not apologize.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 02:50 PM (/tNwW)

135 I could never figure out how he even got confirmed, given the sleezy Marc Rich pardon he bought.

Do you really have to ask?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 25, 2015 02:50 PM (W5DcG)

136 Holy leatherface!The NY Rangers just Tweeted a pic of Sarah Jessica Parker at a Ranger game



from the paddock.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 25, 2015 02:50 PM (xy8zm)

137 131
Quick question. Did she ever look good?

Posted by: wrg500 at March 25, 2015 02:50 PM (S+el1)

138 Nevergiveup, the CVR is fine for sounds like pilots going through checklist, master alarms, or bangs. But without the FDR or the QAR which records how the engines perform or how the flaps were set or at least 30 more parameters ... and a fuselage described as confetti... may just have an educated guess on failure.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 02:48 PM (VpkjW)

yeah I got that, I was just reporting that they did recover the audio.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 02:51 PM (/tNwW)

139 137 She was semi cute when very young.

Posted by: steevy at March 25, 2015 02:51 PM (KETbL)

140 What, no flaming skull for Thunder-B getting the Art32 recommendation for Desertion?


Posted by: Ibin Pharteen at March 25, 2015 02:51 PM (zL/eJ)

141 139 137 She was semi cute when very young.
Posted by: steevy at March 25, 2015 02:51 PM (KETbL)

Very very young.

Posted by: Roman Polanski at March 25, 2015 02:52 PM (s/gWD)

142 "Newsmax: Newsmax's Top 50 Conservative Blogs of 2015
We're #13, but we're #1 when you factor in vulgarity. [rdbrewer]"

The F*ck you say! No sh*t?

Posted by: Mickey Shwarma at March 25, 2015 02:52 PM (sCHw2)

143 media will cover it up. Meanwhile, Idiot GOP primary voters working hard to nominate a liberal who supports amnesty because he is considered "serious."

Posted by: Dan at March 25, 2015 02:53 PM (COpZ4)

144 Bergdahl presser is to take place at 3:30, I believe.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 25, 2015 02:53 PM (FsuaD)

145 "And this Admin thought his return would be a foreign
policy smash hit. That people would be crying and cheering at home
when he got off the plane. That somehow this would heal the wounds of
Afghanistan.



Shows you how fcuked and backwards just about everyone in the Admin is.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2015 02:48 PM (LA7Cm)"
Wait a minute.......you DIDN'T cheer? 'Cause everyone I know did.

Posted by: Jane Fonda at March 25, 2015 02:54 PM (sCHw2)

146 The vastness of the vast right-wing conspiracy is getting vaster. Now, hold my tequila shot and watch this!

Posted by: Hillary! Rotten Cliton at March 25, 2015 02:54 PM (5buP8)

147
Yemen president "left the country."

Remember when we used to use the word "abscond?"

Posted by: Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed at March 25, 2015 02:54 PM (ko4zy)

148 'Fuck' is the single greatest word in the English language.

I would love to write a tome, in the style of Churchill, celebrating it.

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at March 25, 2015 02:55 PM (vssei)

149 Yemen president "left the country."

Remember when we used to use the word "abscond?"

Posted by: Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed at March 25, 2015 02:54 PM (ko4zy)

Elvis has left the building

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 02:55 PM (/tNwW)

150 More and more I'm thinking 2016/7 will be too late.

Posted by: Soona at March 25, 2015 02:55 PM (/HX7u)

151 Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

Posted by: DHS IT dept hack with a hammer and some hard drives at March 25, 2015 02:56 PM (CZexX)

152 In before Ho Lee Fuk, Som Ting Wong, and Wi Tu Lo chime in.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 25, 2015 02:56 PM (JO9+V)

153 Remember when we used to use the word "abscond?"

"Abscond" has a connotation of leaving because you did something bad. He absconded with his marks' money.

I think this is "fled."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 02:56 PM (kff5f)

154 150
More and more I'm thinking 2016/7 will be too late.

Posted by: Soona at March 25, 2015 02:55 PM (/HX7u)


Yep.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 25, 2015 02:56 PM (FsuaD)

155 "Bergdahl presser is to take place at 3:30, I believe."



I wonder how Brian Williams will cover it.

Posted by: HH at March 25, 2015 02:56 PM (Ce4DF)

156 2012 was nearly too late.

Posted by: steevy at March 25, 2015 02:57 PM (KETbL)

157 Mayorkas says he was jus' tryin' to fix a "broken system." Broken in the sense, I guess, that it wasn't Delivering Deliverables to Democratic Donors and Henchmen at a rapid enough pace.

And they're defending it.

Because they don't care.



You know, this sort of corrupt cronyism might work in a city government like, say, Chicago. But then again, that city is not under threat from other American cities such as Des Moines or Cincinnati.

But on a national scale? You can see where I'm going with this.

Posted by: rickl at March 25, 2015 02:57 PM (zoehZ)

158 So, now Yemen is a vacuum that nature abhors. Nature maybe, but not ISIS. I think I'm getting to understand the regime's criteria for "success."

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 25, 2015 02:57 PM (5buP8)

159
But I want the American people to understand how this effort will be different from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil. This counter-terrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out ISIL wherever they exist using our air power and our support for partner forces on the ground. This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years.

-- obama, the acting president...for ISIS/muslim brotherhood
September, 2014

Posted by: Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed at March 25, 2015 02:57 PM (ko4zy)

160
I'm on the Bergdahl story for Fox.

Posted by: Juan Williams at March 25, 2015 02:57 PM (P330y)

161 'Fuck' is the single greatest word in the English language.

I would love to write a tome, in the style of Churchill, celebrating it.
Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at March 25, 2015 02:55 PM (vssei)

Never in the field of the English language was so much owed by so many to "fuck".

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 02:57 PM (/tNwW)

162 Yes, the scummy traitorous scum will be charged with desertion, but I see no mention of desertion in the face of the enemy while he was one watch. IIANM that can carry the death penalty.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2015 02:57 PM (wlDny)

163 "Bergdahl presser is to take place at 3:30, I believe."

I wonder how Brian Williams will cover it.

Posted by: HH


From his bathtub.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 02:57 PM (JBzwC)

164 I guess I will beat this Airbus horse again. This A320 was approaching the originally designed max life for an A320. 48,000 flights and/or 60,000 flight hours was the original design spec.

D-AIPX, the incident plane, was 24 years old. And had recorded 58,300 flight hours and 46,700 flights. Just this January it had been transferred from Lufthansa to GermanWings.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 02:58 PM (VpkjW)

165 142 "Newsmax: Newsmax's Top 50 Conservative Blogs of 2015
We're #13, but we're #1 when you factor in vulgarity. [rdbrewer]"


The vulgarity is what the HBO producers will be looking for when they launch a right/left web/HBO hybrid show.

Of course Ace will let the opportunity slide by and some asshole like Charles C.W. Cooke will try to learn vulgarity on the fly to fill the slot.

And we'll all still be here. Waiting for an ampersand.

Fuck.

Posted by: jwest at March 25, 2015 02:58 PM (9ZZd+)

166 I wonder if there will be any mention of the brave men who lost their lives trying to find Bergdahl?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 25, 2015 02:58 PM (FsuaD)

167 "Bergdahl presser is to take place at 3:30, I believe."

I wonder how Brian Williams will cover it.

Posted by: HH

From his bathtub.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 02:57 PM (JBzwC)

With my Husband not doubt

Posted by: Andrea Mitchell at March 25, 2015 02:59 PM (/tNwW)

168 2012 was nearly too late.
Posted by: steevy at March 25, 2015 02:57 PM (KETbL)


----------------------------------------


2012 was when the alarm on the clock was turned off.

Posted by: Soona at March 25, 2015 02:59 PM (/HX7u)

169 "And had recorded 58,300 flight hours and 46,700 flights."


I guess they were planning to wring every last damn hour they could outta the thing.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2015 03:00 PM (LA7Cm)

170 Oh, goody. Sheppy as all over the Bergdahl case.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 25, 2015 03:00 PM (FsuaD)

171 I guess I will beat this Airbus horse again. This A320 was approaching the originally designed max life for an A320. 48,000 flights and/or 60,000 flight hours was the original design spec.

D-AIPX, the incident plane, was 24 years old. And had recorded 58,300 flight hours and 46,700 flights. Just this January it had been transferred from Lufthansa to GermanWings.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 02:58 PM (VpkjW)

And I may be wrong about this, but i heard that the Airbus Planes are NOT built to last as long as the typical Boeing Plane.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 03:00 PM (/tNwW)

172 New thread.

Posted by: HH at March 25, 2015 03:01 PM (Ce4DF)

173 You got to remember also Hillary's brother was raking in big buck in this. During the time his big sis was SoS. This isn't the first time his been at the shade end of a deal. Think some influence peddling could be involve? Hey Mr. Ho Chung, give me 500 large and I'll put a word in my sisters ear for you.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 25, 2015 03:01 PM (S+el1)

174 Calling all ISIS members, we need you to pony up so we can buy a green card.

Posted by: no good deed at March 25, 2015 03:01 PM (ZKGnj)

175 More like Shep all over Bergdahl...

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at March 25, 2015 03:01 PM (vssei)

176 'Fuck' is the single greatest word in the English language.


Can be used for almost every human emotion.

Surprise: Mayor of Nagasaki - WTF was that??

Posted by: rickb223 at March 25, 2015 03:01 PM (xy8zm)

177 169 "And had recorded 58,300 flight hours and 46,700 flights."


I guess they were planning to wring every last damn hour they could outta the thing.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2015 03:00 PM (LA7Cm)



They did.

Posted by: rickl at March 25, 2015 03:02 PM (zoehZ)

178
decorated civil servant? to dems thats as good as being a decorated soldier

Posted by: kj at March 25, 2015 03:02 PM (lKyWE)

179 Yes, the scummy traitorous scum will be charged with desertion, but I see no mention of desertion in the face of the enemy while he was one watch. IIANM that can carry the death penalty.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2015 02:57 PM (wlDny)


-----------------------------------------------


And misbehaviour in the face of the enemy is to preclude the charge of treason, which also carries the death penalty.

Posted by: Soona at March 25, 2015 03:02 PM (/HX7u)

180 And I may be wrong about this, but i heard that the Airbus Planes are NOT built to last as long as the typical Boeing Plane.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 03:00 PM (/tNwW)



B-52s have sure been around for a while. Of course there probably isn't a single one in service with ANY of its original parts.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2015 03:02 PM (wlDny)

181 I guess they were planning to wring every last damn hour they could outta the thing.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2015 03:00 PM (LA7Cm)


Turns out they did.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet has gone to Plaid! at March 25, 2015 03:03 PM (hLRSq)

182 "And had recorded 58,300 flight hours and 46,700 flights."

I guess they were planning to wring every last damn hour they could outta the thing.


1.24 hrs per flight average. IOW, puddle jumper. (Southwest Airlines -Dallas to Houston)

Posted by: rickb223 at March 25, 2015 03:04 PM (xy8zm)

183 B-52s have sure been around for a while. Of course there probably isn't a single one in service with ANY of its original parts.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2015 03:02 PM (wlDny)

Second greatest plane ever built. I'd have to give #1 to the SR71 Blackbird but I wold not quibble if you pushed the B-52 to #1

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 03:04 PM (/tNwW)

184
Actually the just reported the voice recorder was successfully down loaded and the recording goes right up to the crash.

Yes, but it hasn't told them anything conclusive except that there was no explosion.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2015 03:04 PM (JtwS4)

185 Curse you rickl.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet has gone to Plaid! at March 25, 2015 03:04 PM (hLRSq)

186
B-52s have sure been around for a while. Of course there probably isn't a single one in service with ANY of its original parts.
actually there are, the cockpits still look amazingly 1950ish

Posted by: kj at March 25, 2015 03:05 PM (lKyWE)

187 *rummages on the Internet*

Lufthansa has an airplane fleet age of 12.4 years. The US carrier Allegiant in comparison, its fleet age is 23 years.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 03:05 PM (VpkjW)

188 @164 - yeah, age isn't that significant but flights matters a lot.

Interesting that it was so close to design life on BOTH hours AND cycles.

Someone at Lufthansa's done a really good job managing their inventory to the book.

Posted by: JEM at March 25, 2015 03:05 PM (o+SC1)

189 "133
Man. I really went into the wrong industry.



I know, right? I considered it, but this pesky conscience
thing...no wonder it's full of lawyers, they have theirs surgically
removed at graduation from law school, just sayin'...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented Christian Objectivist at March 25, 2015 02:49 PM (DT3rQ)"

I remember someone who was working his way through law school as a professional gambler. After talking to him for a while it turns out that the way you make a living at gambling is to learn the skill of playing poker and then find out when the compulsive gamblers get paid and where they go to lose their money so that you can show up there and clean them out. You also need to recognize the other professionals and don't play against them, don't be greedy. Everybody gets to go home with some money except the degenerate gamblers.

This seemed to me as excellent training for a career in law. It is important to deaden and kill any last remnants of human compassion or sympathy.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 25, 2015 03:07 PM (KDbAT)

190 @184 - or at least nothing they want to release to the public. We're talking about the French here, and an Airbus product.

Posted by: JEM at March 25, 2015 03:08 PM (o+SC1)

191 The blatant criminality is enough to make you pull your hair out.

Posted by: toby928(C) mutters at March 25, 2015 03:08 PM (evdj2)

192
187
*rummages on the Internet*

Lufthansa has an airplane fleet age of 12.4 years. The US carrier Allegiant in comparison, its fleet age is 23 years.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 03:05 PM (VpkjW)

Things like that will prevent my family from ever flying. Ever.

I'm the only one who will hop on an airplane. o.O I just love flying... but preferably not on a plane that really needs retirement.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at March 25, 2015 03:08 PM (9LuAk)

193 @192 - I've routinely flown around in stuff built not long after I was born. Of course, lightplanes often don't accumulate a whole lot of flight hours. You care a lot more about who's doing the maintenance.

Posted by: JEM at March 25, 2015 03:11 PM (o+SC1)

194 "They said objections were often ignored because the immigration program
is so popular within the Obama Administration and with members of
Congress from both parties."

Ahh, yes. The requisite "both parties" meme. Funny about how all the big names in the story are big time democrats. I'm sure the press just left out the repub names to stay in the good graces of the GOP.

Posted by: red speck at March 25, 2015 03:11 PM (9/Ug/)

195 186


B-52s have sure been around for a while. Of course there probably isn't a single one in service with ANY of its original parts.

actually there are, the cockpits still look amazingly 1950ish

Posted by: kj at March 25, 2015 03:05 PM (lKyWE)

They may look the same but they aren't. My older brother used to work on that avionic gear at Warner Robbins. They did those and the A-10. The A-10 avionics were literally shaken to pieces every time they fired that main gun.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2015 03:13 PM (wlDny)

196 "176
'Fuck' is the single greatest word in the English language.





Can be used for almost every human emotion.



Surprise: Mayor of Nagasaki - WTF was that??

Posted by: rickb223 at March 25, 2015 03:01 PM (xy8zm)"

I still get a chuckle from one episode of "The Wire" where two detectives were examining a crime scene and the dialog consisted of nothing but the the two detectives saying "fuck" with different intonation.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 25, 2015 03:14 PM (KDbAT)

197 Nood.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 25, 2015 03:15 PM (xy8zm)

198 Let me get this straight. Harry Reid helped dangerous people get into the country in exchange for bribes?

If he doesn't go to jail, then why should I follow the laws regarding taxes, guns, and not taking other people's stuff?

Posted by: adolfo_velasquez at March 25, 2015 04:18 PM (T1Jm0)

199 I could make a killing by packing my trunk full of immigrants and slipping them across the border for a small fee. Harry Reid does it, so it can't be wrong.

Posted by: adolfo_velasquez at March 25, 2015 04:20 PM (T1Jm0)

200 The most transparently corrupt Administration in US history.


FIFY, Barry.

Posted by: jwpaine at March 25, 2015 05:46 PM (a3NCX)

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Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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