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Some of the contractors that have helped OPM with managing internal data have had security issues of their own—including potentially giving foreign governments direct access to data long before the recent reported breaches. A consultant who did some work with a company contracted by OPM to manage personnel records for a number of agencies told Ars that he found the Unix systems administrator for the project "was in Argentina and his co-worker was physically located in the [People's Republic of China]. Both had direct access to every row of data in every database: they were root. Another team that worked with these databases had at its head two team members with PRC passports. I know that because I challenged them personally and revoked their privileges. From my perspective, OPM compromised this information more than three years ago and my take on the current breach is 'so what's new?'"


President Obama is standing by Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta despite a series of massive data breaches that have shaken the federal government, the White House said Wednesday.

"The president does have confidence that she is the right person for the job," spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.

...

Earnest said updating OPM’s cyber defenses has been one of Archuleta's top priorities since she assumed her post in late 2013, but that is "obviously an ongoing process."

He said Archuleta and OPM Chief Information Officer Donna Seymour have cooperated as best as they can with a congressional inquiry into the hacks.

..

Archuleta and Seymour have been under fire since it was revealed that suspected Chinese hackers had made off with troves of federal workers’ data.




Posted by: Ace at 05:14 PM




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1 First!

Posted by: flounder at June 17, 2015 05:15 PM (ecDRv)

2
"Send Spike."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 17, 2015 05:15 PM (kdS6q)

3 Seriously, what in the actual fuck is going on. Is every fucking fed employee ok with this?? Are we on national suicide watch???


This is FUCKING LUNACY.

Posted by: prescient11 at June 17, 2015 05:16 PM (q5APL)

4 Keys to the castle? Sure. Here you go.

Posted by: Barack Obama at June 17, 2015 05:16 PM (ecDRv)

5 Ok, so we let them in through the front door.

"You have got to be shitting me, Pyle!!!"

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at June 17, 2015 05:16 PM (PMGbu)

6 WTF

Posted by: NativeNH at June 17, 2015 05:16 PM (+k6Wu)

7 Review this woman's history and tell me if she should be heading this agency.

Posted by: JEM (sometimes The Devoceleraptor) at June 17, 2015 05:16 PM (o+SC1)

8 Is she related to the American Idol singer David Archuleta? Because *that* would be the real story here.

Posted by: PBJ5959 at June 17, 2015 05:17 PM (r1du+)

9 Good enough for government work.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at June 17, 2015 05:17 PM (GzDYP)

10 That Archuletta is one ugly motherfucker.

Posted by: Hariryback Guy at June 17, 2015 05:17 PM (4yZcK)

11 And she's lovely.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 05:18 PM (FsuaD)

12 A wise Latina.

Posted by: fly gal at June 17, 2015 05:18 PM (8TdcF)

13 Review this woman's history and tell me if she should be heading this agency.
Posted by: JEM (sometimes The Devoceleraptor) at June 17, 2015 05:16 PM (o+SC1)

You can say that about everyone in the Fredo Admin and thru out Congress for that matter

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 17, 2015 05:18 PM (/tNwW)

14 Team stoopid for the win!!

Posted by: Yo! at June 17, 2015 05:18 PM (q+zA9)

15 How can she still have a job?

Posted by: Seems Legit at June 17, 2015 05:18 PM (A98Xu)

16 Don't worry Peasants, Your Lords and Masters have everything under control.

Posted by: rd at June 17, 2015 05:18 PM (wGMZS)

17 Setting the password as "password" not to blame, either

Posted by: brak at June 17, 2015 05:18 PM (Tj+s6)

18 10 That Archuletta is one ugly motherfucker.
Posted by: Hariryback Guy at June 17, 2015 05:17 PM (4yZcK


Well she's a guy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 17, 2015 05:18 PM (F2IAQ)

19 So basically the incompetent Obama hacks gave them access. It wasn't a hack, they already had the keys.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 17, 2015 05:19 PM (GpgJl)

20 If America was proven to have been deliberately betrayed from the highest levels, would it look any different than this?

Posted by: Doomed at June 17, 2015 05:19 PM (bGLSw)

21 People need to be in prison for this.

Seriously.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 17, 2015 05:19 PM (o8Gus)

22 You can't hack the willing.

Posted by: flounder at June 17, 2015 05:19 PM (ecDRv)

23 Affirmative Action Has Consequences.

Posted by: Garrett at June 17, 2015 05:19 PM (brBIB)

24 *looks at US Government* My god.........it's full of 'tards!

Posted by: Dr. Dave Bowman at June 17, 2015 05:19 PM (sCHw2)

25 I with Ace...there is no hope anymore...only the shell of a great republic stands as an illusion to what once was!

Posted by: tbd at June 17, 2015 05:19 PM (ASGCu)

26 Perhaps, just maybe, you have to pay the highly skilled what they're worth, not what the GS schedule says they're worth. In this case, first rate IT doesn't work for peanuts. Neither do competent managers.

Posted by: pep at June 17, 2015 05:19 PM (LAe3v)

27
Howie Carr mentioned today that herr hillary took $200K for giving a speech for the Long Beach Boys & Girls Club.

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at June 17, 2015 05:19 PM (cCGjf)

28 MY GOD, IT'S FULL OF 'TARDS!

Posted by: Dave Bowman, looking at the government at June 17, 2015 05:20 PM (lvBxn)

29 David Burge asked the other day whether a hypothetical Donald Trump administration could possibly be any worse than what we have right now.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 17, 2015 05:20 PM (noWW6)

30 Can anyone seriously blame China for trying?

Posted by: CozMark at June 17, 2015 05:20 PM (52QgN)

31 'am' fukkin grammar cop missed that one.

Posted by: tbd at June 17, 2015 05:20 PM (ASGCu)

32 OK,

Anyone want to take the other end of the bet that all of Obamacare records will be found to have been compromised by the end of this year?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 17, 2015 05:20 PM (uctT+)

33 Well she's a guy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


Ah, but what is (s)he wearing?

Posted by: pep at June 17, 2015 05:20 PM (LAe3v)

34 My God, it's worse than I thought. At the end of the last OPM post I drew the chain of incompetent affirmative action hacks, both government and contractor, that finally ends with the quiet guy named Wang in the cubicle who actually does all the work and is a Chinese spy. I never had any idea that Wang would actually be located in a cubicle in China.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at June 17, 2015 05:20 PM (5f5bM)

35 23
Affirmative Action Has Consequences.

Posted by: Garrett at June 17, 2015 05:19 PM (brBIB)


Beat me to it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 05:20 PM (FsuaD)

36
"OPM CIO Donna Seymour said that systems couldn't simply have encryption added because some of them were over 20 years old and written in COBOL."

BS answer. In the real world, having all your systems on the same OS, language and rev is a dream. You're always having to hack to get data from one area to another.

The critical files could/should have been on a secure sub-system.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 17, 2015 05:20 PM (kdS6q)

37 How is this not treason?

Posted by: Seems Legit at June 17, 2015 05:21 PM (A98Xu)

38 If this is all true...

Then in a sane world all of the OPM's upper management would be suspended pending their firings.

And in a just world Archuleta and Seymour would be found shot in the back of the head.

Posted by: Maetenloch at June 17, 2015 05:21 PM (pAlYe)

39 It should be possible to say "this should do it, this is the end of these people once and for all," but we were there a few years ago, and of course it didn't happen then.

Why would now be any different?

Traitors run the government. Which means, traitors will go unpunished.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 17, 2015 05:21 PM (TOk1P)

40 You forgot to add Captain Kickass's response. Or is it hiding in the margins?

Posted by: Ken in NH at June 17, 2015 05:21 PM (MqjGP)

41 !! OPM IT outsourced to foreigner contractors, with root access, working from their home country. In this case, China

¡ Madre de Dios!

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 17, 2015 05:21 PM (evdj2)

42 Affirmative Action Has Consequences.
Posted by: Garrett at June 17, 2015 05:19 PM (brBIB)


Does she self-identify as an IT expert?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 17, 2015 05:21 PM (W5DcG)

43 32
OK,

Anyone want to take the other end of the bet that all of
Obamacare records will be found to have been compromised by the end of
this year?



Posted by: weft cut-loop


I'll take that bet **snorts paste**

Posted by: Joe Biden at June 17, 2015 05:21 PM (LAe3v)

44 Recall that OPM has connectivity to other agencies; also, by using the info gleaned from this, you can find out exactly where our best SOF dudes are going by the requesting agencies.

So basically we've told them all our spies, our potential spies, and our former spies. AND all our SOF dudes.

Truly, fully, totally fucked...

Posted by: Mr Wolf at June 17, 2015 05:21 PM (cjgnX)

45
I heard a clip today of Racial on ABC News saying it cannot be proven that her parents are her parents.

SHE IS DENYING HER OWN MOTHER GAVE BIRTH TO HER. She's saying, with a straight face, she might be adopted for all she knows.

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at June 17, 2015 05:22 PM (cCGjf)

46 Well, I'll give the JEF one thing. He sure as hell fundamentally transformed the United States of America.

In record time, too.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 05:22 PM (FsuaD)

47 Of course they are going to talk about Rachel. Or basketball. Or Caitlyn. The media will talk about ANYTHING except whats important and reflects bad on Obumbler.
Why do you think David Muir starts every broadcast with ¨breaking news¨ about the weather??

Posted by: JoeF. at June 17, 2015 05:22 PM (2sTUr)

48

Userid = admin
Password = admin

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 17, 2015 05:22 PM (evdj2)

49 I need to pull out my notes from when I was in the Army...lets see...Here it is:

Don't shoot, I know secrets!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 17, 2015 05:22 PM (08Znv)

50 Holy shit, Maet!

Posted by: Garrett at June 17, 2015 05:22 PM (brBIB)

51 Most transparent administration ever. That includes the computer systems.

Posted by: just saying at June 17, 2015 05:22 PM (wkuqO)

52 Of course the JEF has confidence in her. She checks all the affirmative-action boxes, she's a loyal hardcore Democrat, and that's all that matters.

Expertise, experience, judgment, these are not things that enter the Obama worldview.

Posted by: JEM (sometimes The Devoceleraptor) at June 17, 2015 05:22 PM (o+SC1)

53 The Nuclear Football needs a software update. Send it FedEx to India . They have the best prices. Tell the contractor not to fool with anything but the update.

Posted by: White House IT liaison at June 17, 2015 05:23 PM (rxtQa)

54 I can't help but notice, through my tears, that Ace of Spades has used the image of a burning gray skull to promote his extreme right-wing ideology. The GB community, us proud Gray Bone-rs, take great offense at this thinly veiled attack on our heritage. Gray bones now, Gray bones Forever!!!!

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 17, 2015 05:23 PM (2cS/G)

55 Obama: Heckuva job, Archie.

Posted by: JEM (sometimes The Devoceleraptor) at June 17, 2015 05:23 PM (o+SC1)

56 When I said I was going to get the car out of the ditch, I meant I was giving the keys to China.

Posted by: Cap'n WaffleSnarfer at June 17, 2015 05:23 PM (hHs1b)

57 So funny, it's just like I predicted.

There's only the missing part of the OPM contract for protecting the stuff going to the wife of Obama's old drug dealer via a sweetheart no-bid contract.

Then...the nut would outsource it to china.

and viola...china was doing the job that lazy,stupid, useless USA college grads can't/won't do.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at June 17, 2015 05:23 PM (W+6Gl)

58 And for those of you who have no history of what they look at for a clearance:

bank acounts
credit cards
credit history
IRS
FAMILY info
Addresses, current and former

Hacks into VA and other agencies? TRIVIAL compared to this.

Posted by: Mr Wolf at June 17, 2015 05:23 PM (cjgnX)

59 No Drama Obama

His IQ is off the charts

Standing above the world, he's sort of God.

Posted by: Mainstream Media at June 17, 2015 05:23 PM (UlJ3l)

60 We need to import brainiacs who will do this work.

Posted by: Larry Kudlow at June 17, 2015 05:24 PM (W5DcG)

61 Remember when "100 days of the dragon" was just an episode of the Outer Limits?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hundred_Days_of_the_Dragon

Posted by: I control the vertical... at June 17, 2015 05:24 PM (7YlUk)

62 Remember when "100 days of the dragon" was just an episode of the Outer Limits?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hundred_Days_of_the_Dragon

Posted by: I control the vertical... at June 17, 2015 05:24 PM (7YlUk)

63 This is just sooper brilliant! "Encryption would not have helped." Maybe bring back Navajo Code Talkers?

This administration is so pathetic. From Beyonce to his windbreaker, confidence overflows.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky,supermodel,Redneck Queen, Last of Romanovs' at June 17, 2015 05:24 PM (FCPu0)

64 Is it time to shoot heroin into our eyeballs yet?

Posted by: rickb223 at June 17, 2015 05:24 PM (B7UtQ)

65
Donald Trump gave the American people a big dose of Reality yesterday and the Make-You-Believe Media had a fit.

Seriously, you guys, it's a War On Reality.

#waronreality

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at June 17, 2015 05:24 PM (cCGjf)

66 Oh well.

These things happen, ya know?

Oops.

Posted by: mynewhandle at June 17, 2015 05:24 PM (AkOaV)

67 So we paid them to hack us.

Smartest Preznit EVAR.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 17, 2015 05:25 PM (oVJmc)

68 What the actual fuck.

*time to, for reals, stock up on the liquor on the way home tonight*

Posted by: Lea at June 17, 2015 05:25 PM (lIU4e)

69 David Brooks, Kathleen Parker, and Peggy Noonan can go horse f*ck for selling this jug-eared POS to the LIV American people.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 05:25 PM (FsuaD)

70
{
{
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link:hl at 08:24/drgn
{
load "jolly roger"

LOADED

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 17, 2015 05:25 PM (kdS6q)

71 As I recall, the Constitution has a remedy for such behavior. Whether our political class is willing to enforce that is quite another matter.

Posted by: elaine at June 17, 2015 05:25 PM (Y0Piu)

72 Wait. I'm confused. I thought it was the Chinese who were supposed to be inscrutable, not the policies of the OMP.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at June 17, 2015 05:25 PM (XUKZU)

73 so is this evidence for or against Obama being a manchurian candidate?

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at June 17, 2015 05:25 PM (W+6Gl)

74 So its not so much a hack as, we paid the PRC to crack the network for us.

Posted by: Chris Balsz at June 17, 2015 05:25 PM (8rRE+)

75 There has been a steep increase in the frequency with which I stop and look around and say to myself, "My God, did I really just read what I think I just read?"

In the case of the OPM hack, I've been saying that over and over.

Not least after reading how it came to light. Where an outside security software vendor came in to do a demo of their product to the federals, and a few minutes later said to their hosts, "Uh, you have massive intrusion fingerprints all through your systems."

That's bad enough. But consider that the Top Men who handle infosec for federal agencies apparently don't have any problem letting an outside vendor walk in to do a demo for them, and then allowing that outside vendor to load and run their code ON THE ACTUAL PRODUCTION NETWORK CONTAINING HIGHLY SENSITIVE DATA.

Holy mother of all shitstorms.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 17, 2015 05:26 PM (noWW6)

76 The solution to the problem of women and minorities performing incompetently in management positions is to put more women and minorities in management positions.

Posted by: despair at June 17, 2015 05:26 PM (J6suc)

77 As I recall, the Constitution has a remedy for such behavior. Whether our political class is willing to enforce that is quite another matter.
Posted by: elaine at June 17, 2015 05:25 PM (Y0Piu)



That is our job

Posted by: the militia at June 17, 2015 05:26 PM (wkuqO)

78 Our military: Something something enemies foreign and DOMESTIC

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 05:26 PM (FsuaD)

79 "Is it time to shoot heroin into our eyeballs yet?"


No, but it you want to panic that's probably okay.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 05:26 PM (LA7Cm)

80 mynewhandle - left you a message on last thread at 250. Just want you to know I was not attacking you.

Posted by: SH at June 17, 2015 05:26 PM (gmeXX)

81 This is a direct result of the Government laws mandating that everything go to the low bid contractor.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 17, 2015 05:26 PM (iONHu)

82 You forgot to add Captain Kickass's response. Or is it hiding in the margins?

Posted by: Ken in NH at June 17, 2015 05:21 PM


He hasn't heard about this on the news yet.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 17, 2015 05:26 PM (h4vJk)

83 And Barry needs more power to unilaterally free trade with these people.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 17, 2015 05:27 PM (oVJmc)

84 He's been bored to death his whole life. He's just too talented to do what ordinary people do.

Posted by: Valerie Jarrett at June 17, 2015 05:27 PM (UlJ3l)

85 The solution to the problem of women and minorities performing incompetently in management positions is to put more women and minorities in management positions.

***

stupid wingnutz, it's more illegal immigration.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at June 17, 2015 05:27 PM (W+6Gl)

86 This comes as no surprise considering Barry has outsourced his "man duties" to his wife to the secret service and an European consortium.

Posted by: Fritz at June 17, 2015 05:27 PM (UzPAd)

87 #GiveUsBackOurData

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 17, 2015 05:27 PM (8ZskC)

88 No one will be angrier about this than Preezy Special Snowflake.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 05:27 PM (FsuaD)

89 Do you think Hillary used her own email server to keep her secrets out of the hands of the Chinese?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 17, 2015 05:28 PM (oVJmc)

90 David Burge asked the other day whether a hypothetical Donald Trump
administration could possibly be any worse than what we have right now.

* * *

Well, Trump was reported as seriously considering Oprah as VP. So...toss up.

Posted by: Doomed at June 17, 2015 05:28 PM (bGLSw)

91 Some of the contractors that have helped OPM with managing internal data have had security issues of their own—including potentially giving foreign governments direct access to data long before the recent reported breaches. A consultant who did some work with a company contracted by OPM to manage personnel records for a number of agencies told Ars that he found the Unix systems administrator for the project "was in Argentina and his co-worker was physically located in the [People's Republic of China]. Both had direct access to every row of data in every database: they were root. Another team that worked with these databases had at its head two team members with PRC passports. I know that because I challenged them personally and revoked their privileges. From my perspective, OPM compromised this information more than three years ago and my take on the current breach is 'so what's new?'"


Come on heroin!

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 17, 2015 05:28 PM (evdj2)

92 At work tomorrow (VA) I will receive yet another OPM email telling me that everything is okay and "IF" my personnel data as a federal worker and veteran has been compromised, not to worry as I can sign up for a credit monitoring service that the government has contracted out.

Want to take bets on who these geniuses contracted as a monitoring service and where they actually work from?

Enemy fire against the friendlies and all of us tax payers take it up the wazoo once again and the lies keep on coming.

Posted by: Cheri at June 17, 2015 05:28 PM (ZFPMM)

93 88


LOL, yes and he won't rest until he gets the data back.

Posted by: the militia at June 17, 2015 05:28 PM (wkuqO)

94 I spend most of my time watching ESPN in the morning. I get so much politics I don't want to be inundated with a bunch of chatter about politics during the day.

Posted by: Low Information President at June 17, 2015 05:28 PM (UlJ3l)

95 This is a direct result of the Government laws mandating that everything go to the low bid contractor.

***

as I've always said and let me be clear, this a no-bid contract through porkulus that went to my old drug dealer's wife. She then sub-K'd it to China to clear a repectible $450 mil on the deal.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at June 17, 2015 05:28 PM (W+6Gl)

96 so glad i never filled out an SF 86 when they told me i should...

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 17, 2015 05:28 PM (pZtrP)

97 This comes as no surprise considering Barry has outsourced his "man
duties" to his wife to the secret service and an European consortium.


I'd take a bullet. I never agreed to THAT.

Posted by: SS Agent, Not Drunk Enough at June 17, 2015 05:29 PM (oVJmc)

98
Of course the JEF has confidence in her. She checks all the affirmative-action boxes, she's a loyal hardcore Democrat, and that's all that matters. Expertise, experience, judgment, these are not things that enter the Obama worldview.
Posted by: JEM




Confirmed 62-35 on the final and 81-18 on the cloture vote.

Other hands are not unbloodied.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 17, 2015 05:29 PM (kdS6q)

99 88 No one will be angrier about this than Preezy Special Snowflake.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 05:27 PM (FsuaD

Put him out on the golf course away from the TV set.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 17, 2015 05:29 PM (F2IAQ)

100 Well, Trump was reported as seriously considering Oprah as VP. So...toss up.


Posted by: Doomed at June 17, 2015 05:28 PM (bGLSw)


Listening to Cavuto in the car and Combover Boy said that was a joke.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 05:29 PM (FsuaD)

101 Well, I'll give the JEF one thing. He sure as hell fundamentally transformed the United States of America.
___________

Yup. And just the other night he was partying like it's 1999.

Posted by: fly gal at June 17, 2015 05:29 PM (8TdcF)

102 64 Is it time to shoot heroin into our eyeballs yet?
Posted by: rickb223 at June 17, 2015 05:24 PM (B7UtQ)

Yes. Yes it is.

Posted by: The Hobo Wears Bob Crane's Porno Beret at June 17, 2015 05:29 PM (GaQ+K)

103 It's not a bug, it's a feature.

Posted by: Weasel at June 17, 2015 05:29 PM (e3bId)

104 Do you think Michelle is finally proud of her country now?

Posted by: flounder at June 17, 2015 05:29 PM (ecDRv)

105 Just you wait until obama's aides present him with a box that's marked "fix opm data breach" then his gigantic intellect will lead the way...by checking that box.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at June 17, 2015 05:30 PM (W+6Gl)

106 >>This administration is so pathetic. From Beyonce to his windbreaker, confidence overflows.

Hey, don't call my mother in law "windbreaker". She's old and can't help having a little decreased sphincter tone. Of course, the fact she is hard of hearing and can't hear herself farting doesn't help.

Posted by: Barry Obama at June 17, 2015 05:30 PM (sQzB6)

107 104
Do you think Michelle is finally proud of her country now?



She's probably trashing us in Milan right now. While wearing her bathroom curtains.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 05:30 PM (FsuaD)

108
Trump was on Howie Carr today and gave great answers. He was joking about Oprah, he said.

Trump knows he's not gonna get the nom; he's just having fun because...he can.

I like what he's doing. It's refreshing, quite frankly.

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at June 17, 2015 05:30 PM (cCGjf)

109 Posted by: Chris Balsz at June 17, 2015 05:25 PM (8rRE+)

Not even so much that they cracked it, we just gave the Chinese root level access to our OPM network.

And who knows what other fedgov networks.

Posted by: mynewhandle at June 17, 2015 05:30 PM (AkOaV)

110 Of course the JEF has confidence in her. She checks all the affirmative-action boxes, she's a loyal hardcore Democrat, and that's all that matters. Expertise, experience, judgment, these are not things that enter the Obama worldview.
Posted by: JEM




Confirmed 62-35 on the final and 81-18 on the cloture vote.

Other hands are not unbloodied.


*************

this might be why the Senate minorty GOP should have fought harder.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at June 17, 2015 05:31 PM (W+6Gl)

111
"The president does have confidence that she isas rightfor the job she holds as Obama is right for the job of President of the United States," spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters (who sullenly and dutifully wrote down every word using the last of their credibility and dignity as the ink for their pens.)

Posted by: FDC at June 17, 2015 05:31 PM (EiMfo)

112 >>>>At work tomorrow (VA) I will receive yet another OPM email telling me that everything is okay and "IF" my personnel data as a federal worker and veteran has been compromised, not to worry as I can sign up for a credit monitoring service that the government has contracted out.

Want to take bets on who these geniuses contracted as a monitoring service and where they actually work from?

Enemy fire against the friendlies and all of us tax payers take it up the wazoo once again and the lies keep on coming.
.
.
.
.It's a US based contract. I checked last night for my wife. She got the email also. And I am wondering when I will get my letter from DONCAF about the breach in my SF86.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 17, 2015 05:31 PM (iONHu)

113 This is so stunningly, crazily incompetent I can't imagine how to respond.

Other than to take every single important task away from the federal government, that is.

That's the right response.

Idiocracy brought to life.


Posted by: MTF at June 17, 2015 05:31 PM (LISuA)

114 Don't forget our biggest enemy is GLOBAL WARMING. The Weather Channel had a story yesterday that GW is the biggest worry the military has...
nothing else matters.

Posted by: Colin at June 17, 2015 05:31 PM (9Rl28)

115 20 If America was proven to have been deliberately betrayed from the highest levels, would it look any different than this?


No.


Posted by: Doomed at June 17, 2015 05:19 PM (bGLSw)

Hey bro!

Posted by: despair at June 17, 2015 05:31 PM (J6suc)

116 Is this worse the Jeff hiring chinese nationals to work at Los Alamos? Where discs were found behind a copy machine, and the W88 details ended up in China? These doofs have had a hate on for America a long ass time.

Posted by: just saying at June 17, 2015 05:31 PM (wkuqO)

117 Ah, so we gave them root access? In a way this is a great consolation.

For a second there I had thought they had done something clever. Actually outsmarted us. But we just gave them root access. Great. Well, I guess we'll do better next time.

Posted by: Robert T. Morris at June 17, 2015 05:31 PM (6qR/9)

118 Blame Congressional Republicans for not granting enough funding to pull bureaucrats heads out of their asses.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 17, 2015 05:31 PM (oVJmc)

119 Well, I'll give the JEF one thing. He sure as hell fundamentally transformed the United States of America.

-
Yeah, a formerly successful country and now not only a basket case but an international Polish joke.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at June 17, 2015 05:31 PM (XUKZU)

120
Meh.

No borders.

No cybersecurity.


At this point, we're less a nation than a random collection of

TV watching 'tards.




Ooh! Bullseye is on!

Posted by: Transnaturalfake - naturalfake who identifies as naturalfake at June 17, 2015 05:32 PM (0cMkb)

121 How does this help Greece?

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at June 17, 2015 05:32 PM (ucDmr)

122 The least the damned Chinese good do is GIVE US THE JEF'S DAMNED TRANSCRIPTS and a few pics of him at Man Country.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 05:32 PM (FsuaD)

123 In my fantasy this is all a ruse. Our covert agencies have allowed the Chinese to hack a made up system that actually has allowed us to hack their system.

I recall the days of tapped underwater communication lines and recovery of a soviet nuclear sub right in front of their eyes. Good times.

Posted by: Cruzinator at June 17, 2015 05:32 PM (rxtQa)

124 >>> Posted by: Doomed at June 17, 2015 05:19 PM (bGLSw)



Hey bro!



Posted by: despair at June 17, 2015 05:31 PM (J6suc) <<<<
Hey, You Guys, how ya doin'?

Posted by: Agony on me at June 17, 2015 05:32 PM (sCHw2)

125 All the Chinese need to do is zero out EBT cards... right before the '16 election...

Posted by: Yup, we're f**ked at June 17, 2015 05:32 PM (7YlUk)

126 "And who knows what other fedgov networks."

all of them, at a guess.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 17, 2015 05:32 PM (pZtrP)

127 Yeah. I don't care that thousands of fraudsters and foreign governments are poised to gang-rape my identity; I want to hear more about this black-white chick in Spokane. What's the over/under on her announcing that in addition to being black, that she also identifies as a man?

Posted by: Ken in NH at June 17, 2015 05:33 PM (MqjGP)

128 Looks like I picked a bad week to stop sniffing glue.

Posted by: Weasel at June 17, 2015 05:33 PM (e3bId)

129 Also, has anyone asked why OPM is using a Unix-based operating system?

What is this, 1999?

Sun Microsystems? Or (gasp) Linux?

Posted by: mynewhandle at June 17, 2015 05:33 PM (AkOaV)

130 It's time to pivot to the economy. Data Recovery Summer!

Posted by: Low Information President at June 17, 2015 05:33 PM (UlJ3l)

131
All this will be forgotten because shark week.

Shark Week = Ow My Balls!

This is entertainment for Dumb People. It's the same show year after year.

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at June 17, 2015 05:33 PM (cCGjf)

132 Not to defend her, but there are people out there with access to everything. My own small contribution about 12 months ago, before selling the company due to upcoming Obama tax changes, I had root access to the entire Venezuelan police force back end. Could have mirrored the hard drive since I had physical access to it but didn't. I imagine the US system is more stringent, but knowing how things actually work on the back end. Nothing is safe.

Posted by: JD at June 17, 2015 05:33 PM (TzeLs)

133 Ahhh rook, Ace give us Framing Skurr...

Posted by: The Chinese Hackers at June 17, 2015 05:34 PM (eOpVe)

134 Posted by: Ken in NH at June 17, 2015 05:33 PM (MqjGP)

She came out and said she identifies as bi sexual, so she has that going for her.

Keeping the "man" card for later, I would imagine.

Posted by: mynewhandle at June 17, 2015 05:34 PM (AkOaV)

135 I'll bet the Indians could have ripped us off for half the cost.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 17, 2015 05:34 PM (8ZskC)

136
this might be why the Senate minority GOP should have fought harder.
Posted by: joe-impeachin44




Tish tosh. Consider Pennsylvania.....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 17, 2015 05:34 PM (kdS6q)

137 You can focus on the negative and say that OPM has created a catastrophic security failure, or you can choose to be positive and celebrate that OPM is leading the way in fat acceptance. Social Justice Warriors unite!

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at June 17, 2015 05:34 PM (nFdGS)

138 Wow, so another Afirmative Discrimination appointment is a complete and utter disaster.

This is my shocked face.

Maybe Congress can conduct another investigation where noting gets solved, nobody gets fired and no one goes to jail.

Bread and circuses man, bread and circuses.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 17, 2015 05:34 PM (AtR8s)

139 "I never had any idea that Wang would actually be located in a cubicle in China."

Co-locating at the People's Ministry of International Espionage made Wang's commute shorter.

Posted by: OPM HR at June 17, 2015 05:35 PM (J6suc)

140 >>> Do you think Michelle is finally proud of her country now?

"She's probably trashing us in Milan right now."

Mooch certainly trotted out the angry bitter denunciations of America the other day. While visiting a school in the UK that's chock full of headcovered Muslim immigrants.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 17, 2015 05:35 PM (noWW6)

141 Not hiring our enemies would be racist.

Posted by: Lauren at June 17, 2015 05:35 PM (MYCIw)

142 125...do you have a newsletter?

Posted by: Sergi Valiszistov at June 17, 2015 05:35 PM (eOpVe)

143 Does this data breach make my back end look big?

Posted by: Weasel at June 17, 2015 05:35 PM (e3bId)

144 All this will be forgotten because shark week.


Why do we get a week and African-Americans get an entire month?

Posted by: Sharks at June 17, 2015 05:35 PM (8ZskC)

145 This is about an epic face palm as it gets folks.
What's sadly funny is that Hildabeast's State Dept emails were probably MORE secure by NOT being on government computers.

Posted by: Janir at June 17, 2015 05:35 PM (vzyrh)

146 Tish tosh. Consider Pennsylvania.....

********

fighting donk incompetence would have driven moderates from the party and cost us 2012 election like our barely legal govt shutdown cost us 2014 election.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at June 17, 2015 05:35 PM (W+6Gl)

147 If only Dolezal was one of the OPM contractors. Then we could stop hearing her name.

Posted by: Ken in NH at June 17, 2015 05:35 PM (MqjGP)

148 Well, the job is to destroy the country and all its people...no?

Posted by: Rob in Katy at June 17, 2015 05:35 PM (gdGJ1)

149
"Obama vows to have words with Chinese contactors once they are finished organizing our nuclear launch codes." spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.

Posted by: FDC at June 17, 2015 05:35 PM (EiMfo)

150 107: Pretty sure Mooch is dressed in her beef curtains.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at June 17, 2015 05:35 PM (ucDmr)

151 Also, has anyone asked why OPM is using a Unix-based operating system?

You're lucky they're not using Univac. This is gummint.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 17, 2015 05:36 PM (oVJmc)

152
SHE IS DENYING HER OWN MOTHER GAVE BIRTH TO HER. She's saying, with a straight face, she might be adopted for all she knows.

I think now she's just fvcking with us. A good take on how to deal with this.


http://tinyurl.com/nzgv8ty

Posted by: Swifty at June 17, 2015 05:36 PM (EWJFg)

153 hacking is now so accepted even the St. Louis Cards are doing it.

Posted by: just saying at June 17, 2015 05:36 PM (wkuqO)

154 ot:
Jeb Bush did not rule out transgender troops

God couldn't trust him with his equipment why should the Army trust him with ours?

Posted by: DaveA at June 17, 2015 05:36 PM (DL2i+)

155 How can she still have a job?
Posted by: Seems Legit at June 17, 2015 05:18 PM (A98Xu)


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


What are you talking about? With this regime, the question should be, when is she getting a promotion?

Posted by: Soona at June 17, 2015 05:36 PM (P25Hh)

156 Serious question.

How do you people handle the onslaught of these stories, day after day, month after month, year after freaking year without rage stroking?

It's like being pecked to death by a fucking duck.

Posted by: The Hobo Wears Bob Crane's Porno Beret at June 17, 2015 05:36 PM (GaQ+K)

157 The biggest problem is whether or not the GOP will overplay their hand.

Posted by: totally objective Salon reporter at June 17, 2015 05:36 PM (uctT+)

158 Despair, looking good. Agony, long time, no see. You got my $5 yet?

Hail, hail, the gang's all here.

Let it begin.

Posted by: Doomed at June 17, 2015 05:36 PM (bGLSw)

159 124 >>> Posted by: Doomed at June 17, 2015 05:19 PM (bGLSw)
Hey bro!
Posted by: despair at June 17, 2015 05:31 PM (J6suc)
Hey, You Guys, how ya doin'?
Posted by: Agony on me
___________

Mind if I pull up a chair?

Posted by: Deep, Dark Depression at June 17, 2015 05:36 PM (UlJ3l)

160 Hey, You Guys, how ya doin'?


Just hanging around.

Posted by: Gloom at June 17, 2015 05:37 PM (evdj2)

161 Keeping the "man" card for later, I would imagine.




Saving the panda bear card for later.
(Goes black or white as needed)

Posted by: rickb223 at June 17, 2015 05:37 PM (B7UtQ)

162
Do you know when I learned all I needed to know about sharks?

During the scene when Quint said to Hooper: Cage goes in the water, you go in the water. Shark's in the water. Our shark.


SHARKS ARE IN THE WATER AND THEY WILL EAT YOU. So simple, right?



[sings]


Farewell and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu, you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so nevermore shall we see you again.

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at June 17, 2015 05:37 PM (cCGjf)

163 Sounds legit.

How does it feel to be watching the death of a nation from the inside?

Posted by: Uriah Heep at June 17, 2015 05:37 PM (ZMZ2g)

164 Sounds legit.

How does it feel to be watching the death of a nation from the inside?

Posted by: Uriah Heep at June 17, 2015 05:37 PM (ZMZ2g)

165 China's Military Practices Invading Taiwan

http://bit.ly/1Ce9pov

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 17, 2015 05:37 PM (7YlUk)

166 >>Why do we get a week and African-Americans get an entire month?

Posted by: Sharks

Reparations bitchez.

Posted by: Barry Obama at June 17, 2015 05:37 PM (sQzB6)

167 Shit, sorry I'm late. Did I miss anything?

Posted by: Bad Luck at June 17, 2015 05:37 PM (bGLSw)

168
here's the scene:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfIpEFD6GWo

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at June 17, 2015 05:37 PM (cCGjf)

169 Blame Congressional Republicans for not granting enough funding to pull bureaucrats heads out of their asses.

Not BOOOOOOOSH?

What's this administration coming to?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at June 17, 2015 05:37 PM (0HooB)

170 If I were an undercover spy in another dangerous country, I would have used my Rolex for a flight outa there.

Posted by: just saying at June 17, 2015 05:37 PM (wkuqO)

171 hacking is now so accepted even the St. Louis Cards are doing it.

Posted by: just saying

Yeah ...but the F@(k!n% Astros?
Hack a winner at least

Posted by: Mr Wizard at June 17, 2015 05:37 PM (eOpVe)

172 Just hanging around.

Word.

Posted by: David Carradine at June 17, 2015 05:37 PM (evdj2)

173 Hasn't the Chinese been paying the Feds bills for a long time now? It seems appropriate that they have access to their own personnel files.

Posted by: Fritz at June 17, 2015 05:37 PM (UzPAd)

174 The Chinese Republican Tea Party Right-wingers just don't want to see a black President succeed.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 17, 2015 05:38 PM (oVJmc)

175 People need to be in prison for this.

IIRC there's a few movies where blown agents come back and raise havoc.

Posted by: DaveA at June 17, 2015 05:38 PM (DL2i+)

176 People need to be in prison for this.

You'll be glad to know impeachment is still off the table.

Posted by: john boehner, patriot at June 17, 2015 05:38 PM (ZbV+0)

177 Posted by: The Hobo Wears Bob Crane's Porno Beret at June 17, 2015 05:36 PM (GaQ+K)

Sense of humor.

And realizing it could always be worse. And has been worse in the past, and will be worse in the future.

Oh, and knowing that chances are it'll never get REALLY bad in our lifetimes.

But mostly a sense of humor.

Posted by: mynewhandle at June 17, 2015 05:38 PM (AkOaV)

178 ON THE ACTUAL PRODUCTION NETWORK CONTAINING HIGHLY SENSITIVE DATA.

Holy mother of all shitstorms.
Posted by: torquewrench at June 17, 2015 05:26 PM (noWW6)

What?!?! You don't test in Prod. Damn wimp.

Posted by: Ms. Fatass Archuletta at June 17, 2015 05:38 PM (JOG+K)

179 Steiner Jeb will come.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 17, 2015 05:38 PM (evdj2)

180 Scooter Libby weeps.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 05:38 PM (FsuaD)

181 What's Pope Frank's take on this?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at June 17, 2015 05:38 PM (XUKZU)

182 You're lucky they're not using Univac. This is gummint.


Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 17, 2015 05:36 PM (oVJmc)

Once you go VAX, you never go back.

Posted by: flounder at June 17, 2015 05:39 PM (ecDRv)

183
"The president will look into the issue once the OPM contractors are done with their other project, computerized containment of level 4 pathogens at the CDM" spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.

Posted by: FDC at June 17, 2015 05:39 PM (EiMfo)

184 Also, has anyone asked why OPM is using a Unix-based operating system?
---
Maybe the best choice, short of disconnecting the fucking Internet cable. If the cord is unplugged, the Chinese don't enter.

Posted by: JD at June 17, 2015 05:39 PM (TzeLs)

185 "The least the damned Chinese good do is GIVE US THE JEF'S DAMNED TRANSCRIPTS and a few pics of him at Man Country."

As soon as the _Los Angeles Times_ editorial board confirmed that yes, they had a tape of Obama speaking at the dinner for Rashid Khalidi, and no, they had no intention of allowing the public to ever see it, you have to assume that multiple hostile intelligence services immediately began trying to contrive access to the Times vaults.

The only step missing was for the newspaper board to hang a huge flashing red neon sign over their front door saying PRIME QUALITY PRESIDENTIAL BLACKMAIL MATERIAL RIGHT HERE.

Oh! Did you hear? Mitt Romney strapped a dog on the car roof.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 17, 2015 05:39 PM (noWW6)

186 "The president will look into the issue once the OPM contractors are done with their other project, computerized containment of level 4 pathogens at the CDC" spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.

Posted by: FDC at June 17, 2015 05:40 PM (EiMfo)

187 I think its a huge exaggeration to say "the Chinese hacked us" when we gave them root access to our network.

More like "the Chinese looked through the files we sent over".

Don't think it would even qualify as criminal if someone in the US did it. We GAVE THEM ACCESS for gods sake.

Posted by: mynewhandle at June 17, 2015 05:40 PM (AkOaV)

188 Do you know what we need in this time of crises? We need Hillary! She knows all about cyber security.

Posted by: Ken in NH at June 17, 2015 05:40 PM (MqjGP)

189 Has anyone told Obami whose ass to kick yet?

Posted by: RioBravo at June 17, 2015 05:40 PM (NUqwG)

190 156
Serious question.



How do you people handle the onslaught of these stories, day after
day, month after month, year after freaking year without rage stroking?



It's like being pecked to death by a fucking duck.



Posted by: The Hobo Wears Bob Crane's Porno Beret at June 17, 2015 05:36 PM (GaQ+K)

Step 1: Read AoSHQ
Without this place?typesdeletes

Posted by: flounder at June 17, 2015 05:40 PM (ecDRv)

191 "Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job"

Posted by: Barack Obama at June 17, 2015 05:40 PM (F7PsT)

192

Let's Talk Some More About Rachel Dolezal, Media


Next on The View, are Fake Blondes discriminated against?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 17, 2015 05:40 PM (qCMvj)

193 Holy underwear! Foreign spies! Stolen data! We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs here, gentlemen! We must do something about this immediately! Immediately! Immediately! Harrumph! Harrumph! Harrumph!

Posted by: The Biden Commission on Intelligence at June 17, 2015 05:40 PM (8ZskC)

194 The some of these critical files could/should'nt have been on a secure any sub-system.

Posted by: DaveA at June 17, 2015 05:40 PM (DL2i+)

195 OT but can't wait for a breaking story on Trump so we can get a flaming skull with a comb over.

Posted by: Cruzinator at June 17, 2015 05:41 PM (rxtQa)

196 Go long on typewriters, copy paper, filing cabinets.

Posted by: just saying at June 17, 2015 05:41 PM (wkuqO)

197 Just spitballing but could any of this tie into to the recent, complete 180° the Republicans have done? Like...what if, say, sensitive personal info of a sodomistic or collie-oriented nature had been gathered on them, and they knew it, but has now "fallen" into the hands of the Chicoms, who might actually release it instead of just threaten to do so?

Far fetched?

Posted by: Bad Luck at June 17, 2015 05:41 PM (bGLSw)

198 Well, good. We're all here.
--Excessive Misery

Posted by: rickb223 at June 17, 2015 05:41 PM (B7UtQ)

199 Dr Forbin, we have a wildfire.

Posted by: Grump928(c) mixes movies at June 17, 2015 05:41 PM (evdj2)

200 "Jeb Bush did not rule out transgender troops"

Act of loooooooove.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 17, 2015 05:41 PM (noWW6)

201 "Tish tosh. Consider Pennsylvania....."

no thanks, i don't do winters with snow, ice, etc...

or humidity in the summer either, hence my remaining in #Failifornia

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 17, 2015 05:41 PM (pZtrP)

202 Don't think it would even qualify as criminal if someone in the US did it. We GAVE THEM ACCESS for gods sake.
Posted by: mynewhandle at June 17, 2015 05:40 PM (AkOaV)
-----
Apparently they did extend the courtesy of not locking everyone else out!

Posted by: RioBravo at June 17, 2015 05:41 PM (NUqwG)

203 Maybe the best choice, short of disconnecting the fucking Internet cable. If the cord is unplugged, the Chinese don't enter.
Posted by: JD at June 17, 2015 05:39 PM (TzeLs)

If this data is as sensitive as they claim, it should not be "out in the wild" by being connected to the public internet.
Anything accessible from the outside is vulnerable.

The government spends billions on their own intranets.

Posted by: mynewhandle at June 17, 2015 05:41 PM (AkOaV)

204 Yikes!

My sister was sysadmin at an ISP in the late 90s. She would have to call the local FBI about harassment cases for her customers. The FBI was woefully incapable of helping, they were Internet illiterates.

Posted by: Sphynx at June 17, 2015 05:41 PM (OZmbA)

205 We actually PAID the Chinese to steal the files.

How is this not the craziest event in espionage history.

Posted by: MTF at June 17, 2015 05:42 PM (LISuA)

206 EVERYBODY wants to know how Rachel does her hair!!!!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 17, 2015 05:42 PM (oFCZn)

207 Why do all of these bungling women whom Obama has appointed to head up these Fed agencies all look exactly the same?

Posted by: Uncle Busyhands at June 17, 2015 05:42 PM (Dwehj)

208 Please, someone tell me why I need a security clearance when the fuckwits that run the country give fucking ROOT to foreigners, in GD China?

If that isn't treason you can just shoot me now.

Posted by: Gmac- Pulling in feelers in preperation... at June 17, 2015 05:42 PM (4CRfK)

209 Why is Mike Judge wasting his time on faggy crap like Silicon Valley? He knows what we want. Give us "Ow! My Balls!"! Replace C-SPAN with the OMB channel!

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at June 17, 2015 05:42 PM (nFdGS)

210 This is a government that spent billions on a $100 dollar website.

Posted by: JD at June 17, 2015 05:42 PM (TzeLs)

211 Told you they are doing this on purpose to start a revolt and kill half of us and put the remainder in FEMA camps. Makes as much sense as anything I see the govt is doing lately.

Posted by: tinfoilbaby at June 17, 2015 05:42 PM (H3SRF)

212 Soo, Clinton's e-mail server was in her living room but the whole federal database is in China....hhmmmm.

Posted by: FDC at June 17, 2015 05:42 PM (EiMfo)

213 205
We actually PAID the Chinese to steal the files.



How is this not the craziest event in espionage history.



I wonder if Choom Boy paid them to take our nuclear launch codes?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 05:43 PM (FsuaD)

214 Dr Forbin, we have a wildfire.

* * *

You mixed up two apocalyptic movies there but the idea is sound and suddenly very relevant.

Posted by: Doomed at June 17, 2015 05:43 PM (bGLSw)

215 OPM got as #hacked by the Chinese as Weiner did when he sent out his dickpics.

As in, not hacked at all.

Posted by: mynewhandle at June 17, 2015 05:43 PM (AkOaV)

216
Don't think it would even qualify as criminal if someone in the US did it. We GAVE THEM ACCESS for gods sake.

Posted by: mynewhandle


The Feds have prosecuted hackers for less, so if we are to hold them to the same standards, yes, it was criminal.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 17, 2015 05:43 PM (uctT+)

217
Dr Forbin, we have a wildfire.


I said DON'T cross the streams.

Posted by: Egon Spengler at June 17, 2015 05:43 PM (oVJmc)

218 71 "As I recall, the Constitution has a remedy for such behavior. "

But NONE for a congress that collaborates with a malevolent executive.

Posted by: OPM HR at June 17, 2015 05:43 PM (J6suc)

219 206
EVERYBODY wants to know how Rachel does her hair!!!!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis


pfffffft. Yeah, like it's a big secret.

Posted by: Sideshow Bob at June 17, 2015 05:43 PM (LAe3v)

220
>>Far fetched?

un possible

Posted by: Justice John Roberts at June 17, 2015 05:44 PM (q+zA9)

221 206 EVERYBODY wants to know how Rachel does her hair!!!!
--
Well the one looks like she had an elephant shit on her head.

Posted by: JD at June 17, 2015 05:44 PM (TzeLs)

222 it's not treason: the Chinese are our friends...

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 17, 2015 05:44 PM (pZtrP)

223 Trust me, we THOROUGHLY investigated those slopes who had access to our sensitive data, but to tell you the truth, it was kind of hard because they all look alike.

Posted by: Josh Earnest at June 17, 2015 05:44 PM (8ZskC)

224 Soo, Clinton's e-mail server was in her living room but the whole federal database is in China....hhmmmm.
Posted by: FDC at June 17, 2015 05:42 PM (EiMfo)
-------
Clinton had the most secure system in the executive branch. Get off her case.

Posted by: RioBravo at June 17, 2015 05:44 PM (NUqwG)

225 Your personal data is safe with us. No, Really.

Posted by: The NSA at June 17, 2015 05:44 PM (UzPAd)

226 My friendsth, you have nothing to fear from a President Obama.

--- John McCain

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 05:44 PM (FsuaD)

227 Far fetched?


Posted by: Bad Luck at June 17, 2015 05:41 PM (bGLSw)

Reality.

Posted by: flounder at June 17, 2015 05:44 PM (ecDRv)

228 Bonuses all around!

Posted by: Barky at June 17, 2015 05:44 PM (F2IAQ)

229 Wrong!

Posted by: John McLaughlin at June 17, 2015 05:45 PM (evdj2)

230 So Obamacare.gov COULDN'T get in to these databases, but the Chinese COULD.

The country's in the very best of hands.

And NO ONE will get fired.

Posted by: Egon Spengler at June 17, 2015 05:45 PM (oVJmc)

231 The Feds have prosecuted hackers for less, so if we are to hold them to the same standards, yes, it was criminal.



It's not criminal when you hire them and hand them the keys.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 17, 2015 05:45 PM (B7UtQ)

232 Barack, thanks for making us selling middle secrets to the Chinese look small. -- Clintons

Posted by: allenlou at June 17, 2015 05:45 PM (3zt5o)

233 OPM will conduct a thorough investigation...

Case closed!

Posted by: Weasel at June 17, 2015 05:45 PM (e3bId)

234 And to think I used to stare in fear of that Uncle Sam poster on the top secret safe that said, "Lock that container at the end of your watch, or I'll send YOUR ASS TO JAIL." And they meant it.

Now this.

Posted by: Doomed at June 17, 2015 05:45 PM (bGLSw)

235 Top. Transgenders.

Posted by: Uncle Busyhands at June 17, 2015 05:45 PM (Dwehj)

236 Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 17, 2015 05:43 PM (uctT+)

Okay but... say I'm an IT guy. Company A hires me to migrate their email inboxes to office 365 or what not, and in the process gives me full admin rights.

I happen to glance over some of the emails from the execs. Maybe make a copy of the exchange server on to a thumb drive before I transfer everything.

Have I committed any crimes there?

I mean as far as we know, the Chinese haven't acted on any of this information.

Posted by: mynewhandle at June 17, 2015 05:46 PM (AkOaV)

237 Maybe these Chinese fellows can get the obamacare website up and running. May as well have ALL the personal information of ALL Americans, you know, for convenience sake.

Posted by: FDC at June 17, 2015 05:46 PM (EiMfo)

238 Case closed!
Posted by: Weasel at June 17, 2015 05:45 PM (e3bId)
------
Old story.

Posted by: RioBravo at June 17, 2015 05:46 PM (NUqwG)

239 230
So Obamacare.gov COULDN'T get in to these databases, but the Chinese COULD.

The country's in the very best of hands.

And NO ONE will get a firing squad.



Fixed.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 05:46 PM (FsuaD)

240 Boys, it looks like America's cyber-security has a chink in it.

Posted by: Vladimir Putin at June 17, 2015 05:46 PM (8ZskC)

241 Inside job, as suspected.

Posted by: Bystander at June 17, 2015 05:46 PM (9xfh1)

242 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at June 17, 2015 05:46 PM (q+zA9)

243 OPM will conduct a thorough investigation...


It is our conclusion that Bush Era policies left the henhouse vulnerable to intrusion.

Posted by: The Foxes at June 17, 2015 05:46 PM (evdj2)

244 New depth of incompetence: FedTard

Posted by: Weasel at June 17, 2015 05:47 PM (e3bId)

245 207
Why do all of these bungling women whom Obama has appointed to head up these Fed agencies all look exactly the same?


Posted by: Uncle Busyhands at June 17, 2015 05:42 PM (Dwehj)


Sorry, we are working on a new model, which we hope you will find more easy on the eyes.

Posted by: Commie LesBots -R- Us at June 17, 2015 05:47 PM (ecDRv)

246 240
Boys, it looks like America's cyber-security has a chink in it.

Posted by: Vladimir Putin at June 17, 2015 05:46 PM (8ZskC)


Dammit. *wipes monitor*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 05:47 PM (FsuaD)

247 Wow...I feel so centered.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 17, 2015 05:47 PM (h4vJk)

248 Nice to know my info is safer at Target.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 17, 2015 05:47 PM (oVJmc)

249 Come hither, Ace.

Posted by: The Barrel at June 17, 2015 05:47 PM (ecDRv)

250 I feel so centered now, it is quite calming

Posted by: Yo! at June 17, 2015 05:48 PM (q+zA9)

251 I feel centered,
Unexpectedly

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 17, 2015 05:48 PM (VPLuQ)

252 Once again, for no particular reason:


If this had happened while GW Bush was president, there would be no end to the press coverage. And it would, of course, be ALL BUSH's FAULT.

So, why isn't Obummer to blame?

Posted by: Sphynx at June 17, 2015 05:48 PM (OZmbA)

253 THE CHINESE BROKE THE BLOG! RUN!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 05:48 PM (FsuaD)

254 Centrism!

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 17, 2015 05:48 PM (oVJmc)

255 Clinton had the most secure system in the executive branch. Get off her case.
Posted by: RioBravo at June 17, 2015 05:44 PM (NUqwG)

Seriously.

Hillarys move is to say, "between granting full admin rights to the Chinese, and losing years of emails at the IRS, I took it upon myself to store my emails in a more secure way than the government, by placing them behind an outlook web applet on a server in my basement. And I paid for it all out of pocket. You're welcome, tax payers."

Posted by: mynewhandle at June 17, 2015 05:48 PM (AkOaV)

256 Wha' happen....?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 05:48 PM (LA7Cm)

257 Unix has Zero day hacks, although, if you give a Chinese root access he doesn't need it. MS has probably has unknown hacks stemming back to Windows 95. And then they could have done a proprietary OS, which would have been the worst choice.

Posted by: JD at June 17, 2015 05:48 PM (TzeLs)

258 The phucking Chinese have centered the text.

Posted by: RioBravo at June 17, 2015 05:48 PM (NUqwG)

259

The CENTERED Intelligence Agency

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 17, 2015 05:48 PM (St6BJ)

260 And these ppl make how much?

Posted by: cajun caret at June 17, 2015 05:48 PM (UZQM8)

261 There's a glitch in the Matrix.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 17, 2015 05:48 PM (evdj2)

262 I think its time we all moved to the left. This pivot to the center is a bit much.

Posted by: mynewhandle at June 17, 2015 05:48 PM (AkOaV)

263 Not to worry folks, we the GOPe are on the case. Heads won`t necessarily roll, but we will appease their sexual pleasure with a strong grip on their organs as we negotiate a 'sensible' compromise.

Posted by: tbd at June 17, 2015 05:48 PM (ASGCu)

264 something tells me they've hacked everything ... the nuke codes won't work, NSA is tapped, power grid can be shut down from China, stock exchanges can be fiddled with, etc. But our leaders won't tell us anything, amazing we found this out.

How did Snowden get those passwords? He just asked politely.

Posted by: Illiniwek at June 17, 2015 05:48 PM (8bK1p)

265 I must have shot my Chakra. I'm in the center of the universe.

Posted by: Sphynx at June 17, 2015 05:48 PM (OZmbA)

266
I sense a huge Chink in our armor.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 17, 2015 05:48 PM (St6BJ)

267 Stuck here in the middle..

Posted by: dantesed at June 17, 2015 05:48 PM (88xKn)

268 Centrist triggers

Posted by: Uncle Busyhands at June 17, 2015 05:48 PM (Dwehj)

269 " has a chink in it."


Dood.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 05:49 PM (LA7Cm)

270 Time to go eat
Later

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 17, 2015 05:49 PM (VPLuQ)

271 !! OPM IT outsourced to foreigner contractors, with root access, working from their home country. In this case, China

What the fucking fuck.

...

One of my first thoughts was, "Crap. I don't think the amount of vodka I've got in the house will be enough to deal with this tonight." But, then, I've got an early morning flight to catch so it's just as well.

Incidentally, I haven't yet received a notification from OPM that I've been compromised. But, I'm sure it'll be waiting for me in my inbox when I return.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 17, 2015 05:49 PM (l3LvV)

272 Don't tell me. There's an update involving centred text.
#twoweeks

Posted by: andycanuck at June 17, 2015 05:49 PM (kivUY)

273 Ho Le Fuk

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 05:49 PM (FsuaD)

274 @236 - copy to thumb drive - not necessarily.

If it leaves the building with you without anyone else knowing or as part of a documented offsite-backup plan - quite possibly.

Posted by: JEM (sometimes The Devoceleraptor) at June 17, 2015 05:49 PM (o+SC1)

275 I see the centerists have won again

Posted by: Yo! at June 17, 2015 05:49 PM (q+zA9)

276 Clowns to the left of me....Jokers to the right...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 17, 2015 05:49 PM (h4vJk)

277 The world is in its final stages. We won't survive Obama and the destruction he has wrought, and allowed to be wrung.

Posted by: Null at June 17, 2015 05:49 PM (xjpRj)

278 I can't help but wonder if the company that received the work is connected to some Buddy of TFG, as was the case with Solyndra?

In other words, is this the direct result of corruption? Not that it means anything these days with these imbeciles in charge, but it's a good question.

Or at least it would be if we had a media that was actually interested in doing their job.

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at June 17, 2015 05:49 PM (0HooB)

279 Okay, I was wrong. Sorry.

Posted by: Galileo Galilei at June 17, 2015 05:49 PM (LAe3v)

280 Dr. Forbin we have a wildfire...on the blog.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 17, 2015 05:49 PM (oFCZn)

281 When they want to destroy us, they only have to tell WOPR to do it for them.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 17, 2015 05:49 PM (oVJmc)

282
Sum Ting Wong

Posted by: Yo! at June 17, 2015 05:49 PM (q+zA9)

283 Arr your margins are berong to us.

Posted by: Chinese Hacker at June 17, 2015 05:50 PM (ecDRv)

284 I've moved to the center on this.

Posted by: Barky at June 17, 2015 05:50 PM (F2IAQ)

285 The universe looks rather different, rather pre-Copernican, here now.

Posted by: JEM (sometimes The Devoceleraptor) at June 17, 2015 05:50 PM (o+SC1)

286 We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the security standards that we've set.

Posted by: Commander Incompetent at June 17, 2015 05:50 PM (igEaG)

287 Looks like ace inserted new material into the posting and dorked the formatting in the process right at the very end.

Never happened here before!

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at June 17, 2015 05:50 PM (PMGbu)

288 Posted by: Chinese Hacker at June 17, 2015 05:50 PM
You been here foa howa! You go now!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 17, 2015 05:50 PM (h4vJk)

289
By the time people swing for this and every other treasonous, seditious act committed against the nation, their necks will look like soda straws.

Metaphorically speaking.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 17, 2015 05:50 PM (St6BJ)

290 The world is in its final stages. We won't survive Obama and the destruction he has wrought, and allowed to be wrung.
Posted by: Null at June 17, 2015 05:49 PM (xjpRj)


Are we all the certain he will leave?

Posted by: just saying at June 17, 2015 05:50 PM (wkuqO)

291 This is what happens when Ace outsources the blog to the OPM.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 17, 2015 05:51 PM (oFCZn)

292 Is Ms Archuletta a 'wise latina'?

Posted by: Wandering Minister at June 17, 2015 05:51 PM (UhRGU)

293 So much for "engagement" with the ChiComs, eh?

Billy Jeff's last hurrah, as I do recall.

I wonder when exactly they turned him...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12 at June 17, 2015 05:51 PM (2l5vw)

294 Kevin Mitnik must be pissed.

Posted by: FDC at June 17, 2015 05:51 PM (EiMfo)

295 Cut me some slack, Tea Baggers. I just stuffed papers in my pants.

Posted by: Sandy Berger at June 17, 2015 05:51 PM (UlJ3l)

296 Uh, oh.

Posted by: Wi Tu Lo at June 17, 2015 05:52 PM (Dwehj)

297 292 Is Ms Archuletta a 'wise latina'?
Posted by: Wandering Minister at June 17, 2015 05:51 PM (UhRGU)

My vote for thread winner

Posted by: just saying at June 17, 2015 05:52 PM (wkuqO)

298 Is this what everything looks like just before the BHOD (Black Hole Of Death) swallows us up?

Posted by: JEM (sometimes The Devoceleraptor) at June 17, 2015 05:52 PM (o+SC1)

299 Once bought a Ryder truck, the biggest they had, 24 feet? Full of military computers for 2k. 50% of them had the hard drives intact. This was ten years ago during Bushitler. People, if the government has it, the hackers have it.

Posted by: JD at June 17, 2015 05:52 PM (TzeLs)

300 hello, ace...

Posted by: the barrel at June 17, 2015 05:52 PM (AkOaV)

301 Looks like ace inserted new material into the posting and dorked the formatting in the process right at the very end.



Ace is Greek?

Posted by: rickb223 at June 17, 2015 05:52 PM (B7UtQ)

302 >>>>
159
124 >>> Posted by: Doomed at June 17, 2015 05:19 PM (bGLSw)

Hey bro!

Posted by: despair at June 17, 2015 05:31 PM (J6suc)
Hey, You Guys, how ya doin'?

Posted by: Agony on me

___________



Mind if I pull up a chair?

Posted by: Deep, Dark Depression at June 17, 2015 05:36 PM (UlJ3l) <<<
*Stares for a minute, then points bony finger at the group*

Posted by: Death at June 17, 2015 05:52 PM (sCHw2)

303 You disclose some crazy shit on those forms folks. I mean, they basically ask if you've ever fantasized about banging your mom.



And you better be truthful, or you're a FELON. This is a fucking big big deal.

Posted by: prescient11 at June 17, 2015 05:52 PM (q5APL)

304 Are we all the certain he will leave?

He'll leave and another figurehead will rotate in.

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12 at June 17, 2015 05:52 PM (2l5vw)

305 WTF? Our track and forward software has screwed up again. Damn H1B's.

Posted by: Bob, at NSA at June 17, 2015 05:52 PM (F2IAQ)

306
Pedo Island must have hidden cameras like every 3 square inches.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 17, 2015 05:52 PM (St6BJ)

307 Has anyone else noticed the absurdity of an administration which routinely scolds American businesses for outsourcing jobs overseas when they do the same thing... only giving the jobs (and our nation's security) to our enemies?

Posted by: elaine at June 17, 2015 05:52 PM (Y0Piu)

308 The funniest thing is I doubt they really care or do anything different.

Posted by: Skip at June 17, 2015 05:52 PM (cJnP4)

309 Right down the middle!

Posted by: tu3031 at June 17, 2015 05:52 PM (YFFpo)

310 Archuletta...would not hit.

Posted by: Weasel at June 17, 2015 05:52 PM (e3bId)

311 Will the center hold?

Posted by: Yo! at June 17, 2015 05:53 PM (q+zA9)

312 Meanwhile, on The Five, Gretchen "I used to be Miss America!!!!" Carlson is pimping her book about the Story Of Her Life.

Thanks, Fox.

Hurry, SMOD.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 05:53 PM (FsuaD)

313 Posted by: prescient11 at June 17, 2015 05:52 PM (q5APL)

Uhh... I would hope the answer is universally "no"

Posted by: mynewhandle at June 17, 2015 05:53 PM (AkOaV)

314 304 Are we all the certain he will leave?

He'll leave and another figurehead will rotate in.

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss...
Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12 at June 17, 2015 05:52 PM (2l5vw)



As bad as Carter and Clinton were and the RINO Bushes and Nixon, NOTHING compares to the sheer destruction this bastard has wrought on our nation.

NOTHING.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 17, 2015 05:53 PM (St6BJ)

315 If this was one of Archuleta's "top priorities", what's a lower priority that's being addressed more slowly, tectonic plate movements?

Posted by: pep at June 17, 2015 05:54 PM (LAe3v)

316 Posted by: elaine at June 17, 2015 05:52 PM (Y0Piu)

Well, to be fair, they only thought they were outsourcing it to some guy in Argentina. Which has to count for something, right?

Posted by: mynewhandle at June 17, 2015 05:54 PM (AkOaV)

317 This is absolutely no big deal.

Now, consecutive traffic tickets on the other hand . . .

Posted by: MFM at June 17, 2015 05:55 PM (OZmbA)

318 Huh. The last two directors of the OPM before Archuleta were both homosexual. I assume that spot is reserved to boost the diversity quota.

Posted by: kartoffel at June 17, 2015 05:55 PM (fVxXv)

319 Vote for us so we can continue to do fuckall about this stuff and ensure that Obama is not held accountable for his and his appointees incompetence!

Posted by: GOP congressman at June 17, 2015 05:55 PM (18H6u)

320 As bad as Carter and Clinton were and the RINO Bushes and Nixon, NOTHING compares to the sheer destruction this bastard has wrought on our nation.

NOTHING.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 17, 2015 05:53 PM


Yep. And the brainless fucktards wandering around up here still think he's the best president evah!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 17, 2015 05:55 PM (h4vJk)

321 252 If this had happened while GW Bush was president, there would be no end to the press coverage. And it would, of course, be ALL BUSH's FAULT.

So, why isn't Obummer to blame?

Posted by: Sphynx at June 17, 2015 05:48 PM (OZmbA)


Bush was blamed when some fucking bridge collapsed.

Time to see how much vodka I do have left...

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 17, 2015 05:55 PM (l3LvV)

322 Who effed the blog? Heads will roll!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 17, 2015 05:55 PM (iQIUe)

323 Marco Rubio has big windows on his house!

--- NYT

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 05:55 PM (FsuaD)

324 316 Posted by: elaine at June 17, 2015 05:52 PM (Y0Piu)

Well, to be fair, they only thought they were outsourcing it to some guy in Argentina. Which has to count for something, right?
Posted by: mynewhandle at June 17, 2015 05:54 PM (AkOaV)


Who, Mengele's Chinese granddaughter?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 17, 2015 05:55 PM (St6BJ)

325 Whoa, that was a sharp turn to the left.

Posted by: mynewhandle at June 17, 2015 05:55 PM (AkOaV)

326 I'm doin' me best, Captain, but this ancient code is a bitch to operate. I've got full power on the home page though and everything's where it should be below the flaming skull post.

Posted by: lt commander scott at June 17, 2015 05:56 PM (kivUY)

327 Confirmed 62-35 on the final and 81-18 on the cloture vote.

Other hands are not unbloodied.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 17, 2015 05:29 PM (kdS6q)

Let it never be said that gridlock in congress is not a good thing.

Posted by: flounder at June 17, 2015 05:56 PM (ecDRv)

328 The center couldn't hold, I see

Posted by: Yo! at June 17, 2015 05:56 PM (q+zA9)

329 Aaaannnnnd whiplash.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 05:56 PM (FsuaD)

330 I mean, if a 'wise Latina' can't get this figured out, it must be too hard. Right?

Posted by: Wandering Minister at June 17, 2015 05:56 PM (UhRGU)

331 Shit? All I had to do was insert a "/"!

Posted by: lt commander scott at June 17, 2015 05:57 PM (kivUY)

332 Ah, much better. I was afraid for a while there that the socons were trying to force me to the right. Whew.

Posted by: Mr. Foo Foo at June 17, 2015 05:57 PM (Dwehj)

333 327 Let it never be said that gridlock in congress is not a good thing.
Posted by: flounder at June 17, 2015 05:56 PM (ecDRv)


That was the intention of the Founders. McTurtle and Boner, not so much.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 17, 2015 05:57 PM (St6BJ)

334
Diversity hire strikes again

Isn't sh some sort of union hack?

Posted by: Yo! at June 17, 2015 05:57 PM (q+zA9)

335 What do aoshq and OPM have in common?





....



Both operate using code written before I was born.

Posted by: mynewhandle at June 17, 2015 05:57 PM (AkOaV)

336 Archuleta-Dolezal
Same hair, same ugly.
coincidence? I think not.

Posted by: mike webster at June 17, 2015 05:57 PM (Wkdli)

337 329
Aaaannnnnd whiplash.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 05:56 PM (FsuaD)

That good, eh?
*smokes cigarette*

Posted by: Snidely Whiplash at June 17, 2015 05:57 PM (ecDRv)

338 Now, if Caitlyn decides she wants to be a black chick...GOLD, Jerry! GOLD!

Posted by: tu3031 at June 17, 2015 05:58 PM (YFFpo)

339 8 GOP Senators voted to approve Archuleta in 2013:

Chambliss (R-GA)
Chiesa (R-NJ)
Collins (R-ME)
Fischer (R-NE)
Flake (R-AZ)
McCain (R-AZ)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Toomey (R-PA)

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 17, 2015 05:58 PM (uctT+)

340 Wait a minute, I posted something to this centrist blog and now it's hardcore left-wing?

I'm sure this will reflect badly upon me when my potential future employers review the records the Chinese will undoubtedly offer up as a service.

Posted by: JEM (sometimes The Devoceleraptor) at June 17, 2015 05:58 PM (o+SC1)

341
#47 "The media will talk about ANYTHING except what's important and reflects bad on Obumbler."

Problem is, when he manages to fuck up every single solitary thing in America, then all we can talk is Bruce Jenner.

Posted by: Judge Dredd at June 17, 2015 05:58 PM (/EkKm)

342 ... the Unix systems administrator for the project "was in Argentina and
his co-worker was physically located in the [People's Republic of
China].


Whoever approved this contract should be fired and barred from future employment with the feds. Instead they'll, of course, get a promotion.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 17, 2015 05:58 PM (4WhSY)

343 Good news! Fox reporting that top military aides are describing Iraq as a "quagmire."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 05:58 PM (FsuaD)

344 "Why do we get a week and African-Americans get an entire month?
Posted by: Sharks at June 17, 2015 05:35 PM (8ZskC)"


Because you didn't invent peanut butter.

Posted by: despair at June 17, 2015 05:59 PM (J6suc)

345 Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 17, 2015 05:58 PM (4WhSY)

I promise you that there was cronism involved here somewhere.

It's very difficult to get on the "approved vendors" list for the feds. Suspiciously difficult.

Posted by: mynewhandle at June 17, 2015 05:59 PM (AkOaV)

346 Flake (R-AZ)
McCain (R-AZ)


Both of these assholes need to be fired as well.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 17, 2015 05:59 PM (4WhSY)

347 341
#47 "The media will talk about ANYTHING except what's important and reflects bad on Obumbler."

Problem is, when he manages to fuck up every single solitary thing in America, then all we can talk is Bruce Jenner.
Posted by: Judge Dredd at June 17, 2015 05:58 PM (/EkKm)



The media does not exist. The only place to turn is right here and talk radio.

And those are targeted for termination.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 17, 2015 05:59 PM (St6BJ)

348 Sooner or later we're going to run out of words to express our anger.

Posted by: Soona at June 17, 2015 05:59 PM (P25Hh)

349 It doesn't matter that we were willing. If the hackers were MEN, then accessing our data was the software equivalent of PIV.

Result: It's rape.

Posted by: Captain Oblivious at June 17, 2015 06:00 PM (hiT/m)

350 @342 - no, that individual should be beaten and stretched until his/her limbs fall off and the resulting video posted on youtube 'pour encourager les autres'.

Posted by: JEM (sometimes The Devoceleraptor) at June 17, 2015 06:00 PM (o+SC1)

351 Saxby Chambliss isn't around for a nut-twist by me.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:00 PM (FsuaD)

352 So who was the vender in Argentina?

Posted by: Yo! at June 17, 2015 06:00 PM (q+zA9)

353 >>
343
Good news! Fox reporting that top military aides are describing Iraq as a "quagmire."


Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 05:58 PM (FsuaD)
<<

I Rock! Giggity!

Posted by: Quagmire at June 17, 2015 06:00 PM (OZmbA)

354 346 Flake (R-AZ)
McCain (R-AZ)

Both of these assholes need to be fired as well.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 17, 2015 05:59 PM (4WhSY)



McStains is up for reelection this cycle. I understand there are at least 2 people who want to primary him and that he is in trouble.

AZ morons may enlighten us with details?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 17, 2015 06:00 PM (St6BJ)

355 You know what?

Outsourcing government secrets just MIGHT be a bad idea.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 17, 2015 06:00 PM (oVJmc)

356 348 then let's use scientific notation!

Posted by: Weasel at June 17, 2015 06:01 PM (e3bId)

357 The media is talking about what idiotic Americans want to hear about, bitch. This country is DOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMEEEEEEDDDDD. So there.

Posted by: BJ at June 17, 2015 06:01 PM (CbxSY)

358 So how much did China pay Hillary! for root access?

Posted by: alexthechick - Come to us SMOD at June 17, 2015 06:01 PM (IrByp)

359 *Stares for a minute, then points bony finger at the group*

* * *

About damn time, too.

Posted by: Doomed at June 17, 2015 06:01 PM (bGLSw)

360 ISIS bomb plot in NYC akin to the Boston marathon bombing. (Sock link.)

Posted by: andycanuck at June 17, 2015 06:01 PM (kivUY)

361 So, a minute or two to glance over Archuleta's CV indicates that she's one of those who has been plugged into some sort or another of comfortable public sector sinecure for her entire adult professional life.

Including a stint at the Department of Energy. You know, the nice folks who oversee the national nuclear weapons production complex.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 17, 2015 06:01 PM (noWW6)

362 308 The funniest thing is I doubt they really care or do anything different.
---
If it was the Target store, they would be looking at jail time.

Posted by: JD at June 17, 2015 06:01 PM (TzeLs)

363 "The media does not exist. The only place to turn is right here and talk radio. "


Entertainment media and news media have morphed into the same entities. The National Enquirer now produces better journalism than the NYT and The Big Three networks can't be bothered with hard news when they can talk Jenner/Dolezal.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 06:01 PM (LA7Cm)

364 I remember Sean Bannion saying something about one of his aides trying to outsource some military parts or someng from Chinese vendors. And he had to tell them it was a bad idea!

We're screwed.

Posted by: EC at June 17, 2015 06:02 PM (j8YpL)

365 I promise you that there was cronism involved here somewhere.



It's very difficult to get on the "approved vendors" list for the feds. Suspiciously difficult.


I'm sure a congresscritter can help with that, and it's not at all a quid pro quo for that campaign donation.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 17, 2015 06:02 PM (4WhSY)

366 356 348 then let's use scientific notation!
Posted by: Weasel at June 17, 2015 06:01 PM (e3bId)


U 235.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 17, 2015 06:02 PM (St6BJ)

367 Aw ow teem members go thwoo wigowuss skweening. We toon ower eweryting to detewin wut dey can do.

Dis guy is cween! He deweet files for ms cwinton too. Twust us!

Posted by: Chinese IT Local 911 at June 17, 2015 06:02 PM (UhRGU)

368 Aw ow teem members go thwoo wigowuss skweening. We toon ower eweryting to detewin wut dey can do.

Dis guy is cween! He deweet files for ms cwinton too. Twust us!

Posted by: Chinese IT Local 911 at June 17, 2015 06:02 PM (UhRGU)

369 I'm beginning to think this Obama fellow is not as tech savvy as he thinks he is.

Affirmative action does indeed have its consequences, all of them bad.

And of course, FISH ROT FROM HEAD quote.

Posted by: Jukin, Former Republican at June 17, 2015 06:03 PM (TV9BR)

370 From a WaPo article linked on wiki:

"Archuleta, a Colorado native, was the national political director for Obama's reelection campaign and would rank among his administration's prominent Latinas."

Posted by: kartoffel at June 17, 2015 06:03 PM (fVxXv)

371 OPM Data Security - well I guess somebody is finally making $15/hr!!!

Posted by: Weasel at June 17, 2015 06:03 PM (e3bId)

372 "ISIS bomb plot in NYC akin to the Boston marathon bombing."

Without reading the link, I will don my thinking cap and make two not very bold predictions:

(a) The plotters were obvious "known wolves", and

(b) They were in the country on dubious premises and/or collecting public benefits on dubious premises.

Just as with the Boston bombers beforehand.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 17, 2015 06:03 PM (noWW6)

373
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu-


Okay, I'm ready for Trump.


I'm pretty sure he at least makes sure his servers are secure.


Posted by: Transnaturalfake - naturalfake who identifies as naturalfake at June 17, 2015 06:03 PM (0cMkb)

374 This is flaming skull worthy. Montgomery whipped Rommel in no small part because he was reading his mail. The Chinese have hacked into a lot of gold. I'm shocked the wise Latina has spilled the beans.

Posted by: just saying at June 17, 2015 06:03 PM (wkuqO)

375 I'm going to assume the Chinese are in every government system now. Everything.

Posted by: EC at June 17, 2015 06:03 PM (j8YpL)

376 360 ISIS bomb plot in NYC akin to the Boston marathon bombing. (Sock link.)
Posted by: andycanuck at June 17, 2015 06:01 PM (kivUY)


He's from Queens. Me, I'm from normal folks.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 17, 2015 06:04 PM (St6BJ)

377 370
From a WaPo article linked on wiki:

"Archuleta, a Colorado
native, was the national political director for Obama's reelection
campaign and would rank among his administration's prominent Latinas."



Of course. *rage twitch*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:04 PM (FsuaD)

378 The media is talking about what idiotic Americans want to hear about, bitch. This country is DOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMEEEEEEDDDDD. So there.

Nope.

The sheeple are being distracted on purpose.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at June 17, 2015 06:04 PM (0HooB)

379 Barky sure hires a lot of womyn.

That said, this is staggering in its seriousness. To put in perspective: Do you think US intelligence would like to have the same info on 10 million Chinese or Russian government employees, many with security clearance or ISIS members

Also as noted above, what do the fed employees think (or are they occupied with Debbie Does Dallas 2.0?

Posted by: John Doe@AnotherQuidam at June 17, 2015 06:04 PM (g1MTt)

380 And the republicans are silent.

Posted by: Soona at June 17, 2015 06:04 PM (P25Hh)

381 374 I'm shocked the wise Latina has spilled the beans.
Posted by: just saying at June 17, 2015 06:03 PM (wkuqO


ISWYDT.

PS - Chuleta = pork chop

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 17, 2015 06:04 PM (St6BJ)

382 Foreign contractors? Fucking foreign contractors?? They couldn't find anyone in America to do this shit?


I just hope the CIA doesn't outsource its IT operations.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:04 PM (oKE6c)

383 Government internet security and technical competence of the Obama care web sites will be two of Obama's greatest achievements.

Posted by: Joe Biden at June 17, 2015 06:05 PM (TV9BR)

384 look, Squirl !!

Posted by: The NYT at June 17, 2015 06:05 PM (q+zA9)

385 Both of these assholes need to be fired as well.
And Gabe's Alaskan buddy, Lisa.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 17, 2015 06:05 PM (kivUY)

386 "I remember Sean Bannion saying something about one of his aides trying to outsource some military parts or someng from Chinese vendors."

There are metric shit-tons worth of Chinese counterfeit aerospace components flooding the country. Including flight-critical components, military components, and flight-critical military components.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 17, 2015 06:05 PM (noWW6)

387 380
And the republicans are silent.

Posted by: Soona at June 17, 2015 06:04 PM (P25Hh)


There's probably a metric shit-ton of blackmail material on every single one of the bastards.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:05 PM (FsuaD)

388
The Presidency was outsourced to Karl Marx in 2009.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 17, 2015 06:06 PM (St6BJ)

389 I'm shocked the wise Latina has spilled the beans.



I think we're still looking for wise Latina #1.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:06 PM (oKE6c)

390
or are they occupied with Debbie Does Dallas 2.0?

there is a 2.0??

Posted by: 55yo Federal Employee at June 17, 2015 06:06 PM (q+zA9)

391 This is the good news.

The bad news is that the OPM servers were connected to the Obamacare servers.

On a related note, ace, you should probably have that rash looked at.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 17, 2015 06:06 PM (g1DWB)

392 Hey Mr. Biden, I don't think we can handle too many more of Obama's successes.


Shit Midas might just be too optimistic for Obama.

What about Explosive Diarrhea Midas?

Posted by: Jukin, Former Republican at June 17, 2015 06:06 PM (TV9BR)

393 375 I'm going to assume the Chinese are in every government system now. Everything.
Posted by: EC at June 17, 2015 06:03 PM (j8YpL)
---
A good assumption.

Posted by: JD at June 17, 2015 06:07 PM (TzeLs)

394 Remember when Obama promised shovel-ready jobs?

Think Khrushchev, November 18, 1956.

Posted by: Doomed at June 17, 2015 06:07 PM (bGLSw)

395 384 look, Squirl !!

Posted by: The NYT at June 17, 2015 06:05 PM (q+zA9)




Ah, we find out squirrel once at band camp bonk gopher. We brackmail squirrel. So solly.

Posted by: Chinese IT guy at June 17, 2015 06:07 PM (oKE6c)

396 Remember when the Jugeared F*ckwit first came in office? He said he'd rate himself as one of the TOP FIVE presidents in history.

How I wish he'd end his days in a federal prison.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:07 PM (FsuaD)

397 I wonder if we have outsourced our ICBM missile silos yet. China does have that large desert, plenty of open space....

Posted by: FDC at June 17, 2015 06:08 PM (EiMfo)

398
On a lighter note, the GOP will have another Obamatrade vote tomorrow and vows to continue with subsidies should SCOTUS rule to strike the illegal Fed exchanges.

Hurray!!!



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 17, 2015 06:08 PM (St6BJ)

399 382 Foreign contractors? Fucking foreign contractors?? They couldn't find anyone in America to do this shit?


I just hope the CIA doesn't outsource its IT operations.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:04 PM (oKE6c)

I think there are some former Disney IT people looking for work. Just saying.

Posted by: The Hobo Wears Bob Crane's Porno Beret at June 17, 2015 06:08 PM (GaQ+K)

400 Obama's blackberry is secure.

Posted by: White house IT at June 17, 2015 06:08 PM (wkuqO)

401 375 I'm going to assume the Chinese are in every government system now. Everything.

Posted by: EC at June 17, 2015 06:03 PM (j8YpL)/i]



Does that mean we can expect an uptick in government competence?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:08 PM (oKE6c)

402 ISIS keeps saying they already have info on all our soldiers and their families. I'm assuming this is how they got it...

Posted by: elaine at June 17, 2015 06:08 PM (Y0Piu)

403 My friends, we have nothing to fear with Barrak Obama as president.

Posted by: John McCain, Card Carring Maverick at June 17, 2015 06:08 PM (TV9BR)

404 Remember when Obama promised shovel-ready jobs?

Think Khrushchev, November 18, 1956.


"We will Barry you!"

Posted by: Nikita Kruschev at June 17, 2015 06:09 PM (0HooB)

405 404
Remember when Obama promised shovel-ready jobs?



Think Khrushchev, November 18, 1956.



"We will Barry you!"

Posted by: Nikita Kruschev at June 17, 2015 06:09 PM (0HooB)

Thread winner!

Posted by: flounder at June 17, 2015 06:10 PM (ecDRv)

406 403 My friends, we have nothing to fear with Barrak Obama as president.
Posted by: John McCain, Card Carring Maverick at June 17, 2015 06:08 PM (TV9BR)


Second look at the H _____ (REDACTED)

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 17, 2015 06:10 PM (St6BJ)

407 402
ISIS keeps saying they already have info on all our soldiers and their families. I'm assuming this is how they got it...


Posted by: elaine at June 17, 2015 06:08 PM (Y0Piu)


Son had to list everywhere he'd ever lived and traveled, every school, family members' names and addresses, all his medical records, etc. etc. etc.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:10 PM (FsuaD)

408 I blame John McCain and Mitt Fucking Romney.

Posted by: MTF at June 17, 2015 06:10 PM (LISuA)

409 "The least the damned Chinese good do is GIVE US THE JEF'S DAMNED TRANSCRIPTS and a few pics of him at Man Country."

They will not do anything to burn the man who is disemboweling our country for them. If he isn't working for them, he might as well be.

Like I've said many times before, the people elected an enemy agent. Those fools in front of their TV sets are the ones who must pay for what they have done. And pay they will, but they're too stupid to know they caused their own demise.

Posted by: despair at June 17, 2015 06:10 PM (J6suc)

410 Seriously, if Obama isn't doing all this shit on purpose how could it get worse if he was?

Posted by: JackStraw at June 17, 2015 06:10 PM (g1DWB)

411 "We will Barry you!"

* * *

So it is written, so has it been done.

Posted by: Doomed at June 17, 2015 06:10 PM (bGLSw)

412 405 "We will Barry you!"

Posted by: Nikita Kruschev at June 17, 2015 06:09 PM (0HooB)

Thread winner!
Posted by: flounder at June 17, 2015 06:10 PM (ecDRv)


Thread winner? Blog winner!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 17, 2015 06:10 PM (St6BJ)

413 What was the big story circulating in Rome in 405 AD?

You know, before the hordes showed up.

The latest scandal or thing.

Posted by: eman at June 17, 2015 06:10 PM (gflvX)

414 What about Rachel's sex tape ?

She is claiming to be bisexual to take advantage of another protected class.

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at June 17, 2015 06:10 PM (oUc1U)

415 "What about Explosive Diarrhea Midas?


Posted by: Jukin, Former Republican at June 17, 2015 06:06 PM (TV9BR) "

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

Easy there big fella.

Posted by: Explosive Diarrhea at June 17, 2015 06:10 PM (TV9BR)

416 McStains is up for reelection this cycle. I understand there are at
least 2 people who want to primary him and that he is in trouble.



AZ morons may enlighten us with details?


There are some
long time players that are "considering" taking a shot. Meaning that
they don't want to commit and make enemies if looks like McCain can
possibly hold on. The one guy who has declared isn't a well known name. So the old coot will probably skate through the primary and face Gabby Giffords in the general.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 17, 2015 06:10 PM (4WhSY)

417 Get off your high horse! We imprisoned Chinese citizens during World War II. We've engaged in many hurtful stereotypes against them. We owe this to them. We owe them the root password. Let us hope they have mercy upon us.

Posted by: President Barack H. Obama at June 17, 2015 06:11 PM (6qR/9)

418 He said he'd rate himself as one of the TOP FIVE presidents in history.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:07 PM (FsuaD
------
Li Xiannia
Yang Shangkun
Hu Jintao
Xi Jinping
Barak Obama

Posted by: RioBravo at June 17, 2015 06:11 PM (NUqwG)

419 If this nation lasts long enough we can look forward to a similar level of incompetence in the handling of nanotechnology secrets.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at June 17, 2015 06:11 PM (zauWW)

420 "People need to be in prison for this.

Seriously."

They will all get promotions.
Wait and see.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at June 17, 2015 06:11 PM (JgC5a)

421 416 Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 17, 2015 06:10 PM (4WhSY)

Fuck. In that case, I nominate YOU!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 17, 2015 06:11 PM (St6BJ)

422
"We will Barry you!"

Posted by: Nikita Kruschev at June 17, 2015 06:09 PM (0HooB)

Thread winner!
Posted by: flounder at June 17, 2015 06:10 PM (ecDRv)
--------------------------------------------------------

seconded. that sums it up.

Posted by: President Barack H. Obama at June 17, 2015 06:12 PM (6qR/9)

423 i would like to see a comparison of the number of programs, dollars, committees, administrators, etc. that OPM has on the following areas:

Data security
green initiatives
inclusiveness
diversity

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at June 17, 2015 06:12 PM (LWu6U)

424 Seriously, if Obama isn't doing all this shit on purpose how could it get worse if he was?

* * *

Neal Boortz was a true ass in a lot of ways, probably still is, but he used to ask almost daily, "If Obama were proven to be a Marxist traitor bent on doing all he could to weaken the U.S., would he be doing anything differently?"

Posted by: Doomed at June 17, 2015 06:12 PM (bGLSw)

425 Son had to list everywhere he'd ever lived and
traveled, every school, family members' names and addresses, all his
medical records, etc. etc. etc.




Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:10 PM (FsuaD)


But the Russians tell DHS in words of one syllable that the Tsarnaevs are a terrorist threat, and nothing happens. Too bad the Russians didn't tell DHS that the Tsarnaevs were loyal Americans. Then they'd know when they last had their tires rotated, and whether they flossed regularly.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:12 PM (oKE6c)

426 414 What about Rachel's sex tape ?

She is claiming to be bisexual to take advantage of another protected class.
Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at June 17, 2015 06:10 PM


She should put her legs in a wood chipper up to the knees so she can claim midget status as well.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 17, 2015 06:13 PM (St6BJ)

427
"We will Barry you!"

Posted by: Nikita Kruschev at June 17, 2015 06:09 PM (0HooB)

Thread winner!
____________________

I second that nomination.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 17, 2015 06:13 PM (o8Gus)

428
Of course Oblatherbutt thinks she's the right person for the job, his plan includes total destruction of the US.

Why he hasn't just announced he is the new tyrant for life Papa Doc Oduvalier is beyond me. He has Boehner and McConnell's support already.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 17, 2015 06:13 PM (ODxAs)

429 Well, husband is home from two-day trip. Later.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:14 PM (FsuaD)

430 Is it wrong to hope the Chinese have the Secret Service's info as well?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:14 PM (oKE6c)

431 429 Well, husband is home from two-day trip. Later.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:14 PM (FsuaD)


ooh. . . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 17, 2015 06:14 PM (St6BJ)

432 She's the right person for the job. If the job is to fuck the place up.

Posted by: Dang at June 17, 2015 06:14 PM (XWo4d)

433 "...Gabby Giffords in the general."

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 17, 2015 06:10 PM (4WhSY)

Hah!

[Please, God, tell me this is a joke]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 17, 2015 06:14 PM (Zu3d9)

434 we found bo's college transcripts...anyone interested ?

Posted by: china at June 17, 2015 06:15 PM (c6/9Q)

435 Son had to list everywhere he'd ever lived and traveled, every school, family members' names and addresses, all his medical records, etc. etc. etc.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:10 PM (FsuaD)


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


Every member of the military expecting any kind of security clearance has had to do this. IOW, the Chinese have bios of millions of people now, military and ex-military.

Posted by: Soona at June 17, 2015 06:15 PM (P25Hh)

436 Thread winner? Blog winner!



*shuffles and looks at own feet*

Aww gosh, it wasn't that good, y'all.

It is, however, indicative of just how we've been manipulated into allowing known domestic enemies to operate unfettered. They said what they'd do to us ('63 Cong Reg of commie goals), then they did it.

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at June 17, 2015 06:15 PM (0HooB)

437
She is claiming to be bisexual to take advantage of another protected class.
Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at June 17, 2015 06:10 PM (oUc1U)

I think she swings Hobbson's IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: The Hobo Wears Bob Crane's Porno Beret at June 17, 2015 06:15 PM (GaQ+K)

438 434 we found bo's college transcripts...anyone interested ?

Posted by: china at June 17, 2015 06:15 PM (c6/9Q)




Sure. We could use a good laugh right now.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:15 PM (oKE6c)

439 Hobson's dammit.

I could have chosen not to correct it.

Posted by: The Hobo Wears Bob Crane's Porno Beret at June 17, 2015 06:16 PM (GaQ+K)

440 Since everyone in the government is now compromised and a potential blackmail target it seems only appropriate that everyone currently employed by the government be terminated.

best Gary Oldman voice EVERYONE!

Posted by: JackStraw at June 17, 2015 06:16 PM (g1DWB)

441 Thread winner? Blog winner!

* * *

Hey, I helped.

*sniff*

*kicks ground*

Posted by: Doomed, feeling neglected at June 17, 2015 06:16 PM (bGLSw)

442 I could show this to my lib friend, but she'd say "The Republicans are worse! And they want to ban abortion!!!"

Posted by: despair at June 17, 2015 06:17 PM (J6suc)

443 I'm sure Archuleta had NO IT experience. As in zip, zero, nada. Not that she needs much if she were a good administrator and judge of people. This last she seems to be lacking in. The lifetime civil 'servants' have a lot to answer for here too.

Posted by: White house IT at June 17, 2015 06:18 PM (wkuqO)

444 441
Thread winner? Blog winner!

* * *

Hey, I helped.

*sniff*

*kicks ground*


Posted by: Doomed, feeling neglected at June 17, 2015 06:16 PM (bGLSw)

Congratulations, first thread loser! Here's a bag of dicks.

Posted by: flounder at June 17, 2015 06:18 PM (ecDRv)

445 Chief Information Officer Donna Seymour

Heh, you'd think that only in a cheap paperback would the incompetent numbnuts in charge of botched security be called "See-more".

Posted by: Archuleta, see you leta, I got nothing at June 17, 2015 06:18 PM (qZ2Oe)

446 So she is a fake negro. We have a fake American in the White House

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 17, 2015 06:19 PM (/tNwW)

447
8 GOP Senators voted to approve Archuleta in 2013:
Posted by: weft cut-loop



Technically, there were more. Something like half of the Republican "no" votes weren't actually "no". They were hissy fit protest votes over Obamacare subsidies for workers on The Hill. Senators stood up of the floor and declared as much.

The 81-18 for cloture best reflects the Senate's confidence in her.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 17, 2015 06:21 PM (kdS6q)

448 So she is a fake negro. We have a fake American in the White House
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 17, 2015 06:19 PM (/tNwW)


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


Everything is fake now. We live in a Potemkin America.

Posted by: Soona at June 17, 2015 06:21 PM (P25Hh)

449 At some point utter incompetence and malice converge at a single point of suckitude.

President AirBiscuit is that point.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 17, 2015 06:22 PM (uctT+)

450

I have had the thought for a while that those "in the know" in DC know something beyond that we all know its gonna collapse at some point. Its like they know the exact date and are grabbing whatever power and money they can.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 17, 2015 06:22 PM (ODxAs)

451 296 Uh, oh.
Posted by: Wi Tu Lo at June 17, 2015 05:52 PM (Dwehj)

Uh Oh is the backup pilot.

Posted by: despair at June 17, 2015 06:23 PM (J6suc)

452 Is there a band named The Wise Latinas?


Of course not.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:24 PM (oKE6c)

453 "Congratulations, first thread loser! Here's a bag of dicks"

* * *

Gee thanks, fellas.

*opens bag*

These are real!

Posted by: Doomed, cheered at June 17, 2015 06:24 PM (bGLSw)

454 452
Is there a band named The Wise Latinas?


Of course not.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:24 PM (oKE6c)

Comedy Troupe

Posted by: flounder at June 17, 2015 06:25 PM (ecDRv)

455 Uh Oh is the backup pilot.
Posted by: despair at June 17, 2015 06:23 PM (J6suc)


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


Ping Ping Ping is the flight engineer.

Posted by: Soona at June 17, 2015 06:25 PM (P25Hh)

456 So she is a fake negro.



Ain't Jemima.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 17, 2015 06:25 PM (B7UtQ)

457
I have had the thought for a while that those "in the know" in DC know something beyond that we all know its gonna collapse at some point. Its like they know the exact date and are grabbing whatever power and money they can.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 17, 2015 06:22 PM (ODxAs)

Slowly at first then all at once. We are in the 'slowly' phase right now. Watch out when the government tells us it can't happen.

Posted by: just saying at June 17, 2015 06:25 PM (wkuqO)

458 Aaaaaand they're already blaming a lack of funding.


Took longer than I thought.


For a bunch of people that think capital is evil, they sure think it can fix a lot.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 17, 2015 06:25 PM (xSCb6)

459 Fuck. In that case, I nominate YOU!

Arizonans, as your senator I will fight for your right to drink Valu-Rite on your front porch!

I will fight not just for the border fence, but a 20 ft high wall with guard towers, and I will make sure the barbed wire points out, not in.

I will fight for the rights of Arizonans by working to defund the EPA, BATF, and the Department of Indoctrination.

I will vote for impeachment, and not just the "President".

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 17, 2015 06:26 PM (4WhSY)

460 For a bunch of people that think capital is evil, they sure think it can fix a lot.


Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 17, 2015 06:25 PM (xSCb6)


A few hangings would fix things a lot faster.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:26 PM (oKE6c)

461 White trash you forgot our exported jobs.

Posted by: just saying at June 17, 2015 06:28 PM (wkuqO)

462 "...Gabby Giffords in the general."

Hah!
[Please, God, tell me this is a joke]


Sorry, but it's her or Ann Kirkpatrick.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 17, 2015 06:28 PM (4WhSY)

463 A few hangings would fix things a lot faster.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:26 PM (oKE6c)

I'd settle for a disembowelment or two.

Posted by: flounder at June 17, 2015 06:28 PM (ecDRv)

464 Blanco, promise AZ a ban on that "canadian bacon" crud and you have my vote!

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 17, 2015 06:28 PM (0x/TW)

465 Rachel Dolezal is far closer to being black than anyone in the Oretardo administration is close to being competent. After all she passed for being black for several years, the closest any of Odumbo's stooges ever got to competent was when they walked past a starving, psychotic, homeless, guy.

Posted by: An Observation at June 17, 2015 06:28 PM (nKT33)

466 White trash you forgot our exported jobs.

Why would I promise to keep your jobs exported?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 17, 2015 06:29 PM (4WhSY)

467 Slowly at first then all at once. We are in the 'slowly' phase right now. Watch out when the government tells us it can't happen.

That'll be our Chip Diller Moment.

That's when we'll really know we're fuct. And I fear that day is not far off.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at June 17, 2015 06:29 PM (0HooB)

468 So has anybody seen the sex tape yet?

Posted by: Fritz at June 17, 2015 06:29 PM (UzPAd)

469 "Let's Talk Some More About Rachel Dolezal, Media "

Ace ... you are LINKING to media stories about Rachel Dolezal. Look at your own Wednesday morning news dump.

Links each night to these stories in the Overnight thread.

Then there's the 48 column inches you did on some Jezabel blogger's tattoo.

I get that you're trying to suggest that the media is diverting our attention from important news stories by focusing on the latest tranny ... so maybe you and the cobs should stop linking to those stories.

Posted by: someguy at June 17, 2015 06:29 PM (3z91g)

470 So has anybody seen the sex tape yet?
Posted by: Fritz at June 17, 2015 06:29 PM (UzPAd)

Anyone or Anyone that was sober?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 17, 2015 06:30 PM (/tNwW)

471 411
"We will Barry you!" NK
***
winnah of innerwebs in toto

Posted by: John Doe@AnotherQuidam at June 17, 2015 06:30 PM (g1MTt)

472 I get that you're trying to suggest that the media
is diverting our attention from important news stories by focusing on
the latest tranny ... so maybe you and the cobs should stop linking to
those stories.



Posted by: someguy at June 17, 2015 06:29 PM (3z91g)

That's retarded, sir.

Posted by: Rachel Jeantel at June 17, 2015 06:30 PM (ecDRv)

473 False alarm. Could have sworn I heard the garage door opening.

Every member of the military expecting any kind of
security clearance has had to do this. IOW, the Chinese have bios of
millions of people now, military and ex-military.

Posted by: Soona at June 17, 2015 06:15 PM (P25Hh)


I know.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:31 PM (FsuaD)

474 470 So has anybody seen the sex tape yet?
Posted by: Fritz at June 17, 2015 06:29 PM (UzPAd)

Anyone or Anyone that was sober?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 17, 2015 06:30 PM (/tNwW)




No way.

Posted by: Stevie Wonder at June 17, 2015 06:31 PM (oKE6c)

475 Posted by: someguy at June 17, 2015 06:29 PM (3z91g)

You were told to leave, fucknut.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 17, 2015 06:31 PM (uctT+)

476 Blanco, promise AZ a ban on that "canadian bacon" crud and you have my vote!

We have to keep that so the Canadian snowbird dollars will keep rolling in. But I think we can at least label it "back bacon" so that no one will buy it by mistake.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 17, 2015 06:31 PM (4WhSY)

477 There is bad news relating to our Boyfriend Barry the Preezy?

[fingers in ears]

lalalalala we can't hear you.

Posted by: Your Betters at the MSM at June 17, 2015 06:32 PM (GwjEG)

478 the chinese economy is built on graft and connections (kind like us now, i guess) and most immigrant chinese that made it to the US got here because they went to college and their families are connected -- that is, they know how to play the game.

This was a lot more true in the past, but still applies.

In the 90's forward, in tech, i have worked at several companies that had a few Chinese researchers. PhD's or Engineers who immigrated either as young children, or to go to school.

The ones I knew well, and there were a few, all had connections in China.This is in DC, NY, and CA. I found out early that they it was common to have chinese business cards. Not for the jobs they were doing in the US, but for side work. Not that it was work, but it was basically industrial espionage. They listed themselves in China as expert on certain technology, and there was some system in China, set up by government, to make contact with them if someone needed "help."
I believe that "help" meant stolen technology.

For the employee, it meant better connections for their extended families. This is big in China, since where you work, live, etc. are all based on connections. One guy had apartment in peking that he thought would be worth a lot one day if he could keep it. He had been in the US for 15 years, but still had that apartment.

I also assumed that Chinese working in military or gov. were also connected back home and doing the same stuff.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at June 17, 2015 06:32 PM (LWu6U)

479 473
False alarm. Could have sworn I heard the garage door opening.




Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:31 PM (FsuaD)

Soon.

Posted by: Face-sized Spider at June 17, 2015 06:32 PM (ecDRv)

480 False alarm. Could have sworn I heard the garage door opening.


Chinese hackers?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at June 17, 2015 06:33 PM (0HooB)

481 I disagree Blanco, but I'll still vote for you. Will hobo hunting be made legal too? AZ has a surprising number of them.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 17, 2015 06:33 PM (0x/TW)

482 Arizonans, as your senator I will work to ban "someguy" from the internet.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 17, 2015 06:33 PM (4WhSY)

483 No one in their right mind would have nominated this woman up for the position she is in, unless they were truly uncaring and unconcerned, or were intentionally trying to ensure that she failed in spectacular fashion and did as much damage as possible in the process.

No one in their right mind would vote to confirm this woman, unless they were truly uncaring and unconcerned, or were intentionally trying to ensure that she failed in spectacular fashion and did as much damage as possible in the process.

The consequences of this fiasco cannot be overstated. The Chinese can directly and effectively influence, if they don't already own outright, the political and probably a significant portion of the military leadership. It will eventually manifest itself at the individual troop level when the Chinese sell this information to the highest bidder. And I'd be willing to bet that anyone on the health care exchange has been compromised too, they just haven't admitted it yet.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 17, 2015 06:33 PM (iUCQL)

484 Soon.


Posted by: Face-sized Spider at June 17, 2015 06:32 PM (ecDRv)


Shoo. Run along and play with AtC.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:33 PM (FsuaD)

485 Come on you guys. Rachel is hawt. You know you would pound that like a village blacksmith under a mighty chestnut tree.

Posted by: Eromero at June 17, 2015 06:34 PM (go5uR)

486 "I just hope the CIA doesn't outsource its IT operations."

They already outsource spying to the countries they spy on.

Posted by: despair at June 17, 2015 06:34 PM (J6suc)

487

This is why you're the only one, Ace.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B1Qc5pAw4E



Face the Sun

I ain't a saint, I think you know
But I see a way I'm gonna go
It's no debate that I belong with you, yeah
Baby, we're the same, you know my flaws
So if I ever strain, you know the code
But no matter what I do, I know, I know I belong with you
I belong with you, yeah, baby
Yeah, I got a temper, but I'm just sayin'
You pushin' buttons just cause you can
You know I hate it, but I belong with you, oh
But when I'm gone, I think you do
You shouldn't worry 'bout someone new
Cause no matter where I go, you know I know I belong with you

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 17, 2015 06:34 PM (qCMvj)

488 Huh. Miss Lindsey said in an interview on Fox he's never sent an e-mail.

Whatever.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:35 PM (FsuaD)

489 I disagree Blanco, but I'll still vote for you. Will hobo hunting be made legal too? AZ has a surprising number of them.

Wait, it's not?

Coincidentally, and not at all related, do you happen to know of any really deep mineshafts located in the greater Phoenix metro area?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 17, 2015 06:35 PM (4WhSY)

490 Lindsey Graham has never sent an email? How is that even possible? I'm not kidding, how is it possible for a 60 year old US Senator never to have sent an email? What the fuck does he do all day?

Wait, don't answer that. Forgot where I was.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 17, 2015 06:35 PM (g1DWB)

491 No one in their right mind would have nominated this woman up for the
position she is in, unless they were truly uncaring and unconcerned, or
were intentionally trying to ensure that she failed in spectacular
fashion and did as much damage as possible in the process.



That, and they wanted to deny the Marriott of a housemaid.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:36 PM (oKE6c)

492 @488 - if that's true then IMO he's disqualified for any Federal office because he's a troglodyte.

Posted by: JEM (sometimes The Devoceleraptor) at June 17, 2015 06:36 PM (o+SC1)

493 We have been fundamentally changed.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 17, 2015 06:37 PM (VxV3H)

494 Huh. Miss Lindsey said in an interview on Fox he's never sent an e-mail.

Whatever.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:35 PM (FsuaD)


And he appears to be not only a global warmonger but a global warmingmonger.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 17, 2015 06:37 PM (W5DcG)

495 I wonder if we have outsourced our ICBM missile silos yet. China does have that large desert, plenty of open space....

We'd have been better off if we did. We simply decommissioned a bunch of our silos and filled in the holes...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at June 17, 2015 06:37 PM (PMGbu)

496 Huh. Miss Lindsey said in an interview on Fox he's never sent an e-mail.

Whatever.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:35 PM (FsuaD)


Misquoted. He actually he'd never bent a female.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:37 PM (oKE6c)

497 I think she swings Hobbson's IYKWIMAITYD.
Posted by: The Hobo Wears Bob Crane's Porno Beret at June 17, 2015 06:15 PM (GaQ+K)

Ten years you carry that joke and now you waste your shot.

Posted by: The Hobo Wears Barbossa's Pirate Hat at June 17, 2015 06:38 PM (GaQ+K)

498 @483 - it's no longer the Manchurian Candidate, it's now the Manchurian Citizenry.

Posted by: JEM (sometimes The Devoceleraptor) at June 17, 2015 06:38 PM (o+SC1)

499 said

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:38 PM (oKE6c)

500 @483 - it's no longer the Manchurian Candidate, it's now the Manchurian Citizenry.




Second look at Manchuria as an exit strategy?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:38 PM (oKE6c)

501 "I plunged into black history and novels, feeling the relieving release
of understanding and common ground," she wrote in the essay. "My
struggles *paled* as I read of the atrocities so many ancestors faced in
America."

heh "paled" snigger snigger.

Wait, are we allowed to use the word "snigger" anymore, or is it like "niggardly" and "reneged", sound too much like a forbidden word to use anymore?

Posted by: docweasel at June 17, 2015 06:39 PM (XxzcU)

502 I'm feeling a little down. Anyone else?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:39 PM (FsuaD)

503 "After all she passed for being black for several year"

She didn't pass. They knew she was white, but a useful SJW. So they let it slide.

Posted by: Doomed, cheered at June 17, 2015 06:39 PM (bGLSw)

504 BTW, wasn't GHWB the one who pushed to normalize relations with China?

Posted by: SFGoth at June 17, 2015 06:39 PM (VxV3H)

505
Blanco, it used to be,but the influx of California types ruined it.
Mineshafts? Oh, we have many, MANY mineshafts. Or as we call them, hobo holes.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 17, 2015 06:39 PM (0x/TW)

506 She may be a wise latina, but is she a bulldyke?

Posted by: wth at June 17, 2015 06:39 PM (wAQA5)

507 "413 What was the big story circulating in Rome in 405 AD? "

Sharkvs week!

Posted by: despair at June 17, 2015 06:40 PM (J6suc)

508 Tell you what, give Rachel the OPM IT job, give Archuleta the reality shows.

Posted by: the little shyning man at June 17, 2015 06:40 PM (fAMNc)

509 504 BTW, wasn't GHWB the one who pushed to normalize relations with China?

Posted by: SFGoth at June 17, 2015 06:39 PM (VxV3H)




Normalizing relations <> giving them root access to OPM servers.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:40 PM (oKE6c)

510 I'm sorry but Ms Archuleta looks like a person who's extent of tech savvy is sharing cute puppy videos on the Youtubes with the Dell "iPad" her kids chipped in to buy her last Christmas.

Posted by: Dang at June 17, 2015 06:40 PM (XWo4d)

511
... how is it possible for a 60 year old US Senator never to have sent an email?

Posted by: JackStraw

Or never have know the joy of nuzzling the pussy?

Posted by: Doctor Fish at June 17, 2015 06:40 PM (P330y)

512 General Tsao's Simpleton, with brown rice, please.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 17, 2015 06:41 PM (2cS/G)

513 "I plunged into black history and novels, feeling the relieving release
of understanding and common ground," she wrote in the essay. "My
struggles *paled* as I read of the atrocities so many ancestors faced in
America."




Ancestors ... just not her[/i\] ancestors.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:41 PM (oKE6c)

514 Nothing will come of this. Obama is a lame duck and the GOP has no stomach to claim any scalps.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at June 17, 2015 06:41 PM (9wOlO)

515 if that's true then IMO he's disqualified for any Federal office because he's a troglodyte.
Posted by: JEM (sometimes The Devoceleraptor) at June 17, 2015 06:36 PM (o+SC1)


Congress/DC is like Mafia bosses.
Other's do the dirty work, they keep themselves clean.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 17, 2015 06:42 PM (qCMvj)

516 BTW, wasn't GHWB the one who pushed to normalize relations with China?
Posted by: SFGoth at June 17, 2015 06:39 PM (VxV3H)


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


Nixon.

Posted by: Soona at June 17, 2015 06:42 PM (P25Hh)

517 With all the affirmative action in this government it's a wonder there isn't waiting lines of fake minority's looking for jobs usually at 100 grand a year.

Posted by: Skip at June 17, 2015 06:42 PM (cJnP4)

518 I'm sorry but Ms Archuleta looks like a person who's
extent of tech savvy is sharing cute puppy videos on the Youtubes with
the Dell "iPad" her kids chipped in to buy her last Christmas.


Posted by: Dang at June 17, 2015 06:40 PM (XWo4d)


Logging in from AOL.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:42 PM (oKE6c)

519 Blanco, it used to be,but the influx of California types ruined it.
Mineshafts? Oh, we have many, MANY mineshafts. Or as we call them, hobo holes.


OK, I may or may not need directions to one of those to take care of some "skeletons in my closet". Which is code for hobo corpses in the backyard.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 17, 2015 06:42 PM (4WhSY)

520 Normalizing relations giving them root access to OPM servers.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:40 PM (oKE6c)


So Round Eyes, you thought those pandas were free?

Posted by: The Hobo Wears Hello Kitty's Jenner Strapon at June 17, 2015 06:42 PM (GaQ+K)

521 BTW, wasn't GHWB the one who pushed to normalize relations with China?

IIRC, Nixon got it all started, then BJ Cliton made them Most Favored Trade Nation.

Progs, both.

#WASTF

If it was me, I'd pull in all our feelers and start doing and making everything we could for ourselves. We have the resources.

To hell with the rest of the world, they never liked us anyway.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at June 17, 2015 06:43 PM (0HooB)

522 I'm feeling a little down. Anyone else?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:39 PM (FsuaD)


think of your loved ones

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 17, 2015 06:43 PM (qCMvj)

523 509
504 BTW, wasn't GHWB the one who pushed to normalize relations with China?

Posted by: SFGoth at June 17, 2015 06:39 PM (VxV3H)



Normalizing relations <> giving them root access to OPM servers.


Posted by: Jay Guevara

We wouldn't have the latter (or all the other problems we have) w/o the former.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 17, 2015 06:43 PM (VxV3H)

524 GOP has no stomach

Or other organs.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 17, 2015 06:43 PM (W5DcG)

525 You're fired.

Posted by: The Donald at June 17, 2015 06:44 PM (wAQA5)

526 I'm feeling a little down. Anyone else?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:39 PM (FsuaD)

Who needs a hug?

Posted by: Face-sized Spider at June 17, 2015 06:44 PM (ecDRv)

527
The Donald is a mean plick!

Posted by: Ivanka the Old Trump at June 17, 2015 06:45 PM (P330y)

528 From WhiteHouse.gov:
"Welcoming Katherine Archuleta, the First Latina Director of the Office of Personnel Management"
All you need to know.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:45 PM (oKE6c)

529 522
I'm feeling a little down. Anyone else?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:39 PM (FsuaD)



think of your loved ones



Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 17, 2015 06:43 PM (qCMvj)


Heh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:45 PM (FsuaD)

530 Nixon.

Posted by: Soona at June 17, 2015 06:42 PM (P25Hh)

Clinton gave them MFN status. That was our last leverage.
Don't blame Nixon, he was leveraging them against the Russians.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at June 17, 2015 06:45 PM (LWu6U)

531 "Ping Ping Ping is the flight engineer."

Sonar.

Posted by: despair at June 17, 2015 06:45 PM (J6suc)

532 I'm feeling a little down. Anyone else? Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:39 PM (FsuaD)

think of your loved ones
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 17, 2015 06:43 PM (qCMvj)


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


Yes, Jane. Think of your family. Oh.......wait.

Posted by: Soona at June 17, 2015 06:46 PM (P25Hh)

533 "Welcoming Katherine Archuleta, the First Latina Director of the Office of Personnel Management"

HISTORIC First Latina Director.

Can't leave out that part.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 17, 2015 06:46 PM (noWW6)

534 Posted by: SFGoth at June 17, 2015 06:43 PM (VxV3H)



Normalizing relations was smart; it allowed us to play off the USSR and the PRC against each other as we were fighting the Vietnam War.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:46 PM (oKE6c)

535 If it was me, I'd pull in all our feelers.....

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at June 17, 2015 06:43 PM (0HooB)

I thought is was "put out our feelers"

And "Pull in our testicles when the lollypop mistress pulls out the clamps"

I'm not pedantic, I'm just an idiot.

Posted by: The Hobo Wears Hello Kitty's Jenner Strapon at June 17, 2015 06:46 PM (GaQ+K)

536 Guys, guys! Obama was very busy this week. The NBA Finals AND Game of Thrones were on!!

Posted by: gewa76 at June 17, 2015 06:47 PM (S9rS1)

537 Don't forget, gentle people. The 'failures you see are really successes. It was the aim all along of ubama to destroy America.

Posted by: Eromero at June 17, 2015 06:47 PM (go5uR)

538 It's ALL about racial identity in this POS administration.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:47 PM (FsuaD)

539
Blanco, digging up my map now.
Just make sure you pack them down .

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 17, 2015 06:47 PM (0x/TW)

540 HISTORIC First Latina Director.



Can't leave out that part.



Posted by: torquewrench at June 17, 2015 06:46 PM (noWW6




She certainly IS "historic." In the Newspeak sense.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:47 PM (oKE6c)

541 I should add that while Nixon fucked Taiwan to gain leverage against the Ruskies, Clinton Fucked the US for cash.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at June 17, 2015 06:47 PM (LWu6U)

542 From WhiteHouse.gov:
"Welcoming Katherine Archuleta, the First Latina Director of the Office of Personnel Management"
All you need to know.


All this "historic firstiness" shit doesn't seem to be working out so well, competence-wise.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at June 17, 2015 06:47 PM (0HooB)

543 You're fired.

Posted by: The Donald at June 17, 2015 06:44 PM

ESAD; I'm in a gummint union.

Posted by: Gummint Bureaucrats in Charge Everywhere at June 17, 2015 06:48 PM (iUCQL)

544 Am I the only one who suspects that Archuleta's DVR is always flashing 12:00?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:48 PM (oKE6c)

545 541 I should add that while Nixon fucked Taiwan to gain leverage against the Ruskies, Clinton Fucked the US for cash.

And Mooch and the Moochetes are on yet another Vacay!....

Posted by: donna at June 17, 2015 06:48 PM (Bn6aD)

546 All this "historic firstiness" shit doesn't seem to be working out so well, competence-wise.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at June 17, 2015 06:47 PM (0HooB)




Didn't get the memo? "Historic" now means "not worth a shit."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:49 PM (oKE6c)

547 I keep saying this, and I might as well be shouting it into a hole in the ground: you would be shocked and horrified if you realized how bad government IT is at all levels. I work for the Marine Corps. I train users on SharePoint and help them develop their SharePoint sites, which is where they do all of their day-to-day work. And it sucks at every conceivable level. From the hardware, the servers, the network connections to the SharePoint site execution to the shared drives still limping along like a broken-legged mule to the email service that sometimes sends an email immediately and sometimes sends it a day or two later, from top to bottom it is a disgrace. It is the infrastructure of a third world banana republic. When I train users in Camp Pendleton, it takes five minutes for a page to load. Users in 29 Palms can't access their SharePoint sometimes for days at a time because the ONE server farm is in Quantico, Virginia, and no one can get their shit together to dispatch another server farm to California. They're credentialed out of half the useful features of SharePoint and there are, depending on the base, eight or ten hops between the server and the user. The version of IE on the Marine Corps network computers is no longer supported by Microsoft.

My command has 16,000 personnel. This is not a small operation.

A big part of the problem is that we are led by technological dinosaurs. We have guys in charge who still demand that their emails be printed out. The highest levels of leadership came into the command before Yahoo was a thing. Until they retire, there is no urgency to run like a 21st century organization; in fact, there's active resistance. Another part of the problem is bureaucracy. Even though everyone and their brother agrees that there really ought to be servers in California, and that the pipeline into North Carolina is too small for the number of users that use it, shit will never get done. It's like the I-95 beltway: always ten years behind the actual needs of the people using it. Remember Lindsey Graham saying he doesn't use email? THAT moron votes on net neutrality. That's the kind of moron we have making decisions about another server farm in California.

I completely and totally believe that the IRS IT lost, sincerely lost, Lois Lerner's emails. I have no doubt whatsoever that someone advising Hillary said "yeah, sure, make your own server!" I believe that no one at OPM had a second thought about outsourcing their IT to China. They DON'T KNOW ANY BETTER. This is endemic to the government at all levels. And that's not even the worst part! It's not just horrific that our government IT is that bad. The worst part is the American people do not give a shit. They don't hear about it, and if they do, they don't understand what it means, and if they do understand what it means, they don't care. Not until someone actually dies--a lot of someones actually die--will enough of them pay attention long enough to demand answers, and then they'll even have the gall to act outraged about it.

At the end of the day, all of this is on the American people, not the media, Ace. The American people are too distracted by shiny things to pay attention to the world around them. They don't have the character to hold people to any standard and they don't have the attention span to demand accountability. The only thing to do is ride this out to the bitter end and be ready to pick up the pieces.

Posted by: Zoomie at June 17, 2015 06:49 PM (3l9k4)

548 All this "historic firstiness" shit doesn't seem to be working out so well, competence-wise.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at June 17, 2015 06:47 PM (0HooB)


racist...

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at June 17, 2015 06:49 PM (AC0lD)

549 The Chinese acted stupidly.

Posted by: fluffy at June 17, 2015 06:49 PM (2iV3X)

550 "BTW, wasn't GHWB the one who pushed to normalize relations with China?"

It was Poppy Bush who said, after the Tiananmen Square massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators, that the problem with the Chicoms was that they were insufficiently prosperous.

We needed, he said, to have a big dose of free trade with the PRC. Then they'd get rich, and then the Chicoms would of course inevitably have to democratize as a concomitant of being rich.

This plan worked out about as well as the plan that Poppy's son later came up with to try and transform Fallujah into Fresno.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 17, 2015 06:49 PM (noWW6)

551 536 Guys, guys! Obama was very busy this week. The NBA Finals AND Game of Thrones wee on

r

And Mooch and the Moochetes are on yet another Vacay!....
Posted by: donna at June 17, 2015 06:48 PM (Bn6aD)

Posted by: donna at June 17, 2015 06:49 PM (Bn6aD)

552 And Mooch and the Moochetes are on yet another Vacay!....

Posted by: donna at June 17, 2015 06:48 PM (Bn6aD)


Don't forget perpetually pissed off looking Granny.


I wonder what curtains Mooch had a frock made from for this trip? And if the Moochette's dresses get any shorter....

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:50 PM (FsuaD)

553 545 541 I should add that while Nixon fucked Taiwan to gain leverage against the Ruskies, Clinton Fucked the US for cash.

And Mooch and the Moochetes are on yet another Vacay!....


Sorry this made no sense cause it wasn't meant to answer you...

Posted by: donna at June 17, 2015 06:50 PM (Bn6aD)

554 You're fired.
Posted by: The Donald

ESAD; I'm in a gummint union.
Posted by: Gummint Bureaucrats in Charge
Everywhere



Your department no longer exists.
--Rick Fucking Perry

Posted by: rickb223 at June 17, 2015 06:50 PM (B7UtQ)

555 I wonder what curtains Mooch had a frock made from for this trip? And if the Moochette's dresses get any shorter....

Saw some pictures... She's outdone Herself...

Posted by: donna at June 17, 2015 06:51 PM (Bn6aD)

556 This plan worked out about as well as the plan that Poppy's son later came up with to try and transform Fallujah into Fresno.



Posted by: torquewrench at June 17, 2015 06:49 PM (noWW6)


What did he have against Fallujah?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:51 PM (oKE6c)

557 ".... for if treason prosper, none dare call it treason."

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 17, 2015 06:51 PM (OCcU9)

558 Bourbon acquired!

A local vintgage, hope it's good. First to finish off makers mark.

Posted by: Le-a is on a boat, MFers! at June 17, 2015 06:51 PM (vmMMi)

559 I'm not pedantic, I'm just an idiot.

Y'all know what I mean.

We could become self-contained and be far better off, especially economically.

All this One World bullshit isn't working out so well for us. Nobody else is even trying to duplicate our freedom, so we have to give up all of our hard-won liberties for them? What kind of sense does that make, except to our enemies?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at June 17, 2015 06:52 PM (0HooB)

560 Don't forget, gentle people. The 'failures you see are really successes. It was the aim all along of ubama to destroy America.
Posted by: Eromero at June 17, 2015 06:47 PM (go5uR)


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


Fundamental destruction......er......uh.......change. Yeah, that's it.

Posted by: Baraka O'Preezy at June 17, 2015 06:52 PM (P25Hh)

561
On May 23, 2013, President Obama appointed Director Archuleta to lead
the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the agency responsible
for attracting and retaining an innovative, diverse and talented
workforce to make the Federal government a model employer for the 21st
century.

On November 4th, Archuleta was sworn in to begin her tenure as the
10th Director of OPM, and the first Latina to head this federal agency.

Director Archuleta began her career in public service as a teacher in
the Denver public school system. She left teaching to work as an aide
to Denver Mayor Federico Peña. When Mayor Peña became Secretary of
Transportation during the Clinton Administration, Archuleta continued
her public service as his Chief of Staff. Later, Peña was appointed to
head the Department of Energy and Archuleta served as a Senior Policy
Advisor in the Office of the Secretary.

After the Clinton Administration, she went back to local government
and became a Senior Policy Advisor to Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper.

Archuleta spent the first two years of the Obama Administration
serving as the Chief of Staff at the Department of Labor to Secretary
Hilda Solis.

As the Director of OPM, Archuleta is committed to building an
innovative and inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of
America. As a long-time public servant, she is a champion of Federal
employees.

Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at June 17, 2015 06:52 PM (e/W+h)

562 Zoomie at June 17, 2015 06:49 PM (3l9k4)

That was awesome.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 17, 2015 06:52 PM (g1DWB)

563 I wonder what curtains Mooch had a frock made from for this trip?


Meat.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 17, 2015 06:52 PM (B7UtQ)

564 Blanco, digging up my map now.
Just make sure you pack them down .


If you can't do the time, quicklime.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 17, 2015 06:53 PM (4WhSY)

565
"The president does have confidence that she is the right person for the job," spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.
...............................
Phew. Silly me being a tad worried about that.

Posted by: wth at June 17, 2015 06:53 PM (wAQA5)

566 Your department no longer exists.
--Rick Fucking Perry

Posted by: rickb223 at June 17, 2015 06:50 PM

Amen brother. *Fist bump*

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 17, 2015 06:53 PM (iUCQL)

567 >>> At the end of the day, all of this is on the American people, not the media

"The problem is not that Obama is Prince of Fools, it's that so many fools clamor to make him their Prince."

Posted by: fluffy at June 17, 2015 06:54 PM (2iV3X)

568 Cream of the crop.

Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at June 17, 2015 06:54 PM (e/W+h)

569 If rachel can become black maybe the ayn randists sociopaths here can become human beings!

Posted by: captain*arizona at June 17, 2015 06:54 PM (1DsAW)

570 As the Director of OPM, Archuleta is committed to building an innovative and inclusive workforce that
reflects the diversity of America.



Fvck diversity. How about we go with competency?

Posted by: rickb223 at June 17, 2015 06:54 PM (B7UtQ)

571 "Not until someone actually dies--a lot of someones actually die--will enough of them pay attention long enough to demand answers"

A lot of people died on 9/11.

The public sat up and paid attention. They demanded answers.

The federal government set up a commission to provide answers.

Stocking said commission with a bunch of hacks, retreads, retards, and individuals who had been in the loop on the decisions that let 9/11 happen.

The commission's eventual answer was, well, gosh, shit happens, sorry. Nothing to be done for it. No one's *fault*, of course. Shrug.

By that time, the public had forgotten all about wanting an answer anyway, and had gone back to their regular diet of television, pro sports and pop music.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 17, 2015 06:54 PM (noWW6)

572 Oh, look. A stupid f*cking troll.

*grabs flamethrower*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:55 PM (FsuaD)

573 506 She may be a wise latina, but is she a bulldyke?

Posted by: wth at June 17, 2015 06:39 PM (wAQA5)



Sounds like it:

"

But this conversation is about more than policy fixes and court
decisions and legislation. What we are witnessing is a sea change in the
way the United States of America treats lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender Americans.

This is personal. This year we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the
Civil Rights Act of 1965. What we have done under this President is a
defining civil rights accomplishment of this generation.

As director of OPM, I am so proud of the work that our employees do
every day to make sure that our LGBT brothers and sisters are not denied
access to health, retirement or life insurance benefits or the Family
and Medical Leave Act simply because of who they are and who they love."


http://tinyurl.com/q85ndvk

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:55 PM (oKE6c)

574 Watch out, piggy!

Posted by: Grandpa Symbicort at June 17, 2015 06:55 PM (W5DcG)

575 Fvck diversity. How about we go with competency?

That would be racist.

Posted by: gewa76 at June 17, 2015 06:55 PM (S9rS1)

576 Posted by: Zoomie at June 17, 2015 06:49 PM (3l9k4)



Great post. Thank you.


I was a computer consultant in Ohio. I was in client support supporting a program that tracked government dollars for non-profit agencies throughout several states.


There were some good people at those agencies - they liked me and I liked them. But oh man.


There was one agency that actually went without back-ups of ANY type for 18 MONTHS simply because their IT guy didn't know any better. He once told me he worked at NASA but I couldn't figure out a way to ask what the hell he did at NASA besides janitorial work or take experimental drugs.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at June 17, 2015 06:56 PM (AC0lD)

577 As the Director of OPM, Archuleta is committed to building an
innovative and inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of
America.
________________________

I am SO f*cking sick of "diversity" being cited as a goal for government work. How about some f*cking competence? Isn't it more important to have a workforce that knows what the hell it's doing than one that is "inclusive" and "diverse"?

F*cking idiot leftists make me wanna puke!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 17, 2015 06:56 PM (o8Gus)

578 Shorter Archuleta CV:

Affirmative action hire, affirmatively and serially failing upwards.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 17, 2015 06:56 PM (noWW6)

579
Weird. Just got a craving for a pepperidge farm coconut cake.

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at June 17, 2015 06:56 PM (cCGjf)

580 Time to go home.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 17, 2015 06:56 PM (0x/TW)

581 This Representative Jim Jordan (Retard., Ohio) said he would stop Presdent Obama's trade bill obviouslly does not like Persons of Color nor are Presdent Of Color. This guy is out of control and should be kicked out of the Senate for being a racist. he had no problem supporting Bush's lies, but when it comes to Presdent Obona trying to fix the Bush screw-up that accumulated and snow balled ove the past 15 years they lie. Bush lied and should be punished along with guy whom is only doing this because our Presdent is of color.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at June 17, 2015 06:56 PM (lNSdJ)

582 Posted by: torquewrench at June 17, 2015 06:54 PM

The governments response was the DHS and the TSA.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 17, 2015 06:56 PM (iUCQL)

583 542
All this "historic firstiness" shit doesn't seem to be working out so well, competence-wise.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at June 17, 2015 06:47 PM (0HooB)


I'm pretty sure competence is now racist.

Posted by: rickl at June 17, 2015 06:56 PM (sdi6R)

584
I wonder what curtains Mooch had a frock made from for this trip?
..................................
Curtains all gone. Even shower. We use picnic table cover this time.

Posted by: wth - PRC Tailors to the Stars at June 17, 2015 06:57 PM (wAQA5)

585 Budget cuts are to blame!

Posted by: Professional Journalist at June 17, 2015 06:57 PM (HstNY)

586 Husband is finally on the way home.

Off to make a nice dinner.

Someone mind the troll.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:57 PM (FsuaD)

587 568 Cream of the crop crap.

Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at June 17, 2015 06:54 PM (e/W+h)



FIFY.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 06:57 PM (oKE6c)

588 "Your department no longer exists. -- Rick Fucking Perry"

Perhaps Perry can stay off the pain pills this time long enough to, y'know, actually *remember* which departments he's proposing to abolish when asked about the subject.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 17, 2015 06:58 PM (noWW6)

589 >>Am I the only one who suspects that Archuleta's DVR is always flashing 12:00?

Better her DVR flashing something rather than her.

Posted by: Aviator at June 17, 2015 06:58 PM (sQzB6)

590 Don't blame Nixon, he was leveraging them against the Russians. Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at June 17, 2015 06:45 PM

I DO blame Nixon for that dumb-shit move, and for a whole lot of other stuff, too.

He didn't need the Chicoms as "leverage" against the Russians (he was trying to suck up to them as well), he wanted to cozy up to Mao and strengthen his image as Teh Great International Statesman. It was as simple as that, and many of his subsequent defenders are imputing made-up motives for one of the stupidest things ever done by a president before Choom Boy came along.

Why? Because Republican, that's why. No one likes to admit the Democrats were right in going after Tricky Dick. Hell, even the Republican leadership finally decided he had to go, and sent a delegation to the White House to tell him so. Which is something today's Democrats haven't got the balls to do with their felonious little Tyrant-in-Chief.

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 17, 2015 07:00 PM (P8YHq)

591 "I'm pretty sure competence is now racist."

Yup. Has been for years.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 17, 2015 07:00 PM (OCcU9)

592 @502...Jane, yep! However, after stoopidly going down staircase in new home last night without lights, and missing the last two stairs and whacking top of foot on oak floor (vs face plant through front door which would have been even more epic and maybe daid), I visited an ED in new town. Very nice, empty at 10:30pm!!! and quick care. AND I didn't have a much feared fracture of one of bazillion bones in foot...requiring podiatrist (horrors) visits and/or surgery or equally hideous crap. I felt such a relief of "no fracture" my blues sort of went poof. Today fence was completed in backyard and I was "supposed" to start my garden(s). Instead I am icing and elevating clubfoot. I am not sure when the elation of no fracture but foot still hurts and woe is me will set in (also, one son is coming for two week visit in two days and expecting me to be hiking. Oh, yay).

Anyway, this does suck, the entire administration of idiots beyond normal comprehension. And allowing the Chinese to know information. And having the head of dept say "nothing would have prevented it, yada."

I have been sooper depressed and not myself for weeks, due to move, due to blahs, due to a virus, due to world at large. I read that I can change my blahs by thanking God for three things each morning. Have tried that and it has helped. I am not sure if it will help you or if it is a temporary high from not having fracture....but my big question of the day is "What is a baboon whip?" Rachel is still amusing me and getting fired from stuff left and right. However, Ace is correct on this being a distraction from what is an enemy attack and people too stupid to recognize it. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky,supermodel,Redneck Queen, Last of Romanovs' at June 17, 2015 07:00 PM (FCPu0)

593 >>> Someone mind the troll.

I'm sure he has moved on to Hello Kitty porn.

Posted by: fluffy at June 17, 2015 07:01 PM (2iV3X)

594 Husband is finally on the way home.Off to make a nice dinner. Someone mind the troll.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 06:57 PM (FsuaD)


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


If he's been gone long, all he'll want is dessert. *wink* *wink*

Posted by: Soona at June 17, 2015 07:01 PM (P25Hh)

595 He didn't need the Chicoms as "leverage" against the Russians (he was
trying to suck up to them as well), he wanted to cozy up to Mao and
strengthen his image as Teh Great International Statesman. It was as
simple as that, and many of his subsequent defenders are imputing
made-up motives for one of the stupidest things ever done by a president
before Choom Boy came along.



Recall that in that era a) we were fighting in Vietnam, which was being armed by China, and b) the PRC and USSR had already come to blows over the Amur River.

Engaging them, and driving a wedge further between them, was just smart diplomacy.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 07:02 PM (oKE6c)

596 Ten days ago- Federal employees hacked. One week ago- Military and Veterans hacked. 3 days ago- Military and Intelligence hacked. Yesterday , Congressional staffers hacked. How the feck are they going to explain all Congressional members hacked?

Posted by: Ben Had at June 17, 2015 07:02 PM (bOnhl)

597 Microagressions. Whole lotta am microagressions in this post.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at June 17, 2015 07:03 PM (/HC6x)

598 Perhaps Perry can stay off the pain pills this time long enough to, y'know, actually *remember* which departments he's proposing to abolish when asked about the subject.



I would have given the two, and when asked about the third, I would have replied, "Let's see who pisses me off".

Posted by: rickb223 at June 17, 2015 07:03 PM (B7UtQ)

599 "an innovative, diverse and talented
workforce"

Pick two.

Posted by: despair at June 17, 2015 07:03 PM (J6suc)

600 Government employees past and present along with everyone who's ever been granted security clearance can rest easy knowing Director Archuleta is focused like a laser on ensuring the comfort of the 3.5% of the population that is LGBT while hackers were rummaging through federal personnel records for over a year.

Priorities.

Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at June 17, 2015 07:03 PM (e/W+h)

601 Time for a Tsingtao summit?

Posted by: wth at June 17, 2015 07:03 PM (wAQA5)

602 Recall that in that era a) we were fighting in Vietnam, which was being armed by China, and b) the PRC and USSR had already come to blows over the Amur River. Engaging them, and driving a wedge further between them, was just smart diplomacy.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 07:02 PM (oKE6c)


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


Nope. North Vietnam was being armed by the Russians.

Posted by: Soona at June 17, 2015 07:04 PM (P25Hh)

603 All this One World bullshit isn't working out so well for us. Nobody else is even trying to duplicate our freedom, so we have to give up all of our hard-won liberties for them? What kind of sense does that make, except to our enemies?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at June 17, 2015 06:52 PM (0HooB)

Brave New One World. Most of the people in this country are too distracted by phones and trannys to even notice the freedoms going.

And by trannys I mean the Cis ones and not the Trans ones. Could be the other way around.

I want that hash btw.

Posted by: The Hobo Wears Only Shame. And Tinsel. at June 17, 2015 07:04 PM (GaQ+K)

604
I am fruit juicy, rootie-toot tootie Hawaiian Punch

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at June 17, 2015 07:04 PM (95CzI)

605 Why can opm outsource to china, but we can't buy pens from walmart?

Posted by: Le-a is on a boat, MFers! at June 17, 2015 07:05 PM (vmMMi)

606 Democrats are already blaming Congress for not funding more modern computers.

Posted by: Harun at June 17, 2015 07:05 PM (UBBWX)

607 I am SO f*cking sick of "diversity" being cited as a goal for government work. How about some f*cking competence? Isn't it more important to have a workforce that knows what the hell it's doing than one that is "inclusive" and "diverse"?



We were diverse back when we were competent.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at June 17, 2015 07:06 PM (0HooB)

608 Nope. North Vietnam was being armed by the Russians.

Posted by: Soona at June 17, 2015 07:04 PM (P25Hh)



Yep. You're right. I'd forgotten that, but remembered it about one femtosecond after hitting "post."
But it underscores the point.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 07:06 PM (oKE6c)

609 How would a guy in China know to apply for a contract spot with OPM and how would he pass the back ground check?

Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 17, 2015 07:07 PM (UCPJd)

610 Perhaps Perry can stay off the pain pills this time long enough to,
y'know, actually *remember* which departments he's proposing to abolish
when asked about the subject.


Honestly we're better off if he forgets and just shuts it all down.s

Posted by: Methos at June 17, 2015 07:08 PM (ZbV+0)

611 Didn't the head of the Secret Service just resign? I think Obama should give that position to Archuleta. Put his diversity money where his mouth is.

Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at June 17, 2015 07:08 PM (e/W+h)

612 Nope. North Vietnam was being armed by the Russians.

Posted by: Soona at June 17, 2015 07:04 PM


IIRC, both of the major Communist nations were supporting North Vietnam.

It strikes me as a truly Obama-esque notion to make all nice with countries that are helping to kill your people. But hey, that's just me.

When I was born, Tricky Dick was plain ol' Senator Nixon. I've lived through most of his political career, and in California, to boot. So I got the whole dose of "Nixon's the One."

He was NEVER "the one." He was a grubby little punk hell-bent on making things comfortable and amassing power for Richard Nixon. People who glorify him now are people who never had to deal with him in real life.

The really sad thing is that he went on Laugh-In, looked into the camera, and said "sock it to me." It didn't happen soon enough.

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 17, 2015 07:10 PM (P8YHq)

613 the MFM is talking about Bruce Jenner and other worthless information because that crap is about all far too many people in this country can wrap their tiny brains around

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 17, 2015 07:10 PM (DiZBp)

614 Yep. You're right. I'd forgotten that, but remembered it about one femtosecond after hitting "post."But it underscores the point.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 07:06 PM (oKE6c)


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


There's another interesting point about this that gets overlooked sometimes. If China had actually been arming the North Vietnamese, I could almost bet that we would have bombed (and kept bombing) the shit out of Haiphong harbor (or any other points of entry) and we could have wrapped that war up in a year or less. Main reason? China had no nukes during that time.

But Russia...........

Posted by: Soona at June 17, 2015 07:11 PM (P25Hh)

615 "Diversity" means that people have different and conflicting ideas about how to do things.

In an organization, that *doesn't fucking work*.

Posted by: despair at June 17, 2015 07:12 PM (J6suc)

616 Democrats are already blaming Congress for not funding more modern computers.

That Darn Sequester - this fall on ABC.

Posted by: TV sitcom writer at June 17, 2015 07:12 PM (W5DcG)

617 Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 07:06 PM (oKE6c)

The Chinese supported North Vietnam. Not sure if they sent a lot of arms, but they sent some.....including AA.

http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/20thcentury/articles/chinesesupport.aspx

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 17, 2015 07:13 PM (Zu3d9)

618 Someone needs to hang this shit around Lindsey's neck like a burning tire. His policy of "letting the President get who he wants" explains this.

Posted by: Jean at June 17, 2015 07:15 PM (ztOda)

619 It strikes me as a truly Obama-esque notion to make all nice with
countries that are helping to kill your people. But hey, that's just me.




It's not making nice. It's just good policy to try to play your enemies off against each other (think ISIS v. al Qaeda), and you can't do that very well if you have no contact with them. Being hardnosed on the diplomatic level just risks pushing them closer together.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 07:15 PM (oKE6c)

620 >>>"Diversity" means that people have different and conflicting ideas about how to do things.

No, "Diversity" means a government-approved ratio of minorities, females, and LGBT employees who march in ideological lock-step.

Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at June 17, 2015 07:15 PM (e/W+h)

621 In their letter to the millions that are now compromised, Seymour (the CIO-Chief Idiot) includes a disclaimer that OPM is providing free credit monitoring, but it is in no way OPM's fault if your identity is stolen. This is just their way of being good government. Ugh.

Posted by: Ever at June 17, 2015 07:16 PM (hRV3r)

622 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 17, 2015 07:13 PM (Zu3d9)



At one point, but didn't China and North Vietnam come to blows later? Historically they've not been bestest buddies.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 17, 2015 07:16 PM (oKE6c)

623 The first of China's nuclear weapons tests took place in 1964, and its first hydrogen bomb test occurred in 1967.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 17, 2015 07:16 PM (W5DcG)

624 The North Vietnamese were complaining to the Russians that the ChiComs were stealing their arms shipments. So they switched to using ships. Whose harbor we should have mined a decade earlier.

Posted by: Jean at June 17, 2015 07:17 PM (ztOda)

625 >>There's another interesting point about this that gets overlooked sometimes. If China had actually been arming the North Vietnamese, I could almost bet that we would have bombed (and kept bombing) the shit out of Haiphong harbor (or any other points of entry) and we could have wrapped that war up in a year or less. Main reason? China had no nukes during that time.

>>But Russia...........

So you're saying that a country that hates our guts is more dangerous to us when they have nukes? Good to know, that may come in handy some day.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 17, 2015 07:17 PM (g1DWB)

626
That Darn Sequester - this fall on ABC.
Posted by: TV sitcom writer
..............................................
Sorry that won't work for us. How about "That Darn Gay Sequester"?

Posted by: ABC exec at June 17, 2015 07:18 PM (wAQA5)

627 Here is a conscise article by John Prados on Chinese aid for North Vietnam through the years:

http://www.vva.org/veteran/1006/chinese_military.html

Posted by: RioBravo at June 17, 2015 07:18 PM (NUqwG)

628 The first of China's nuclear weapons tests took place in 1964, and its first hydrogen bomb test occurred in 1967.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 17, 2015 07:16 PM (W5DcG)


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


But they had no practical delivery system until Bubba gave them the technology.

Posted by: Soona at June 17, 2015 07:19 PM (P25Hh)

629 Diversity in IT & security usually means having multi-part keys and passwords, issued to different people, so no one individual can crash the system.

Posted by: Jean at June 17, 2015 07:19 PM (ztOda)

630 So you're saying that a country that hates our guts is more dangerous to us when they have nukes? Good to know, that may come in handy some day.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 17, 2015 07:17 PM (g1DWB)


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


But, unfortunately, not today.

Posted by: Soona at June 17, 2015 07:21 PM (P25Hh)

631 629 Diversity in IT security usually means having multi-part keys and passwords, issued to different people, so no one individual can crash the system.

Posted by: Jean at June 17, 2015 07:19 PM (ztOda)




So one person has "1357" as password, and the other as "2468?" Great idea. (calling secretary) "Take a memo!"

Posted by: Katherine Archuleta at June 17, 2015 07:21 PM (oKE6c)

632 Hey troll, what time is it there in Moscow? Do you think maybe a Russian porn star is sodomizing your little sister while you're typing?

Posted by: An Observation at June 17, 2015 07:22 PM (nKT33)

633 But they had no practical delivery system until Bubba gave them the technology.
Posted by: Soona at June 17, 2015 07:19 PM (P25Hh)
-------
Well accuracy is relative of course but they had ballistic missile forces that could strike the U.S. BC.

Posted by: RioBravo at June 17, 2015 07:23 PM (NUqwG)

634 611
Didn't the head of the Secret Service just resign? I think Obama should
give that position to Archuleta. Put his diversity money where his mouth
is.


Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic


Make her the pilot of Air Force One.

Posted by: pep at June 17, 2015 07:24 PM (LAe3v)

635 High card in the hole- everyone says the Chinese have no interest in your credit card or financial info. China now saying their take over of the South China Sea is complete. Wanna be pissed at China, fine we just crashed 14 million of your citizens financial wealth. How your economy look now, round eye?

Posted by: Ben Had at June 17, 2015 07:24 PM (bOnhl)

636 627 comments and no "one of those jobs Americans won't do" cracks?

I guess it's really not that funny. On the plus side, maybe the Anointed One will just issue the hackers H1-B visas and that way it keeps all the trouble domestic.

Posted by: Darren at June 17, 2015 07:24 PM (cKoDv)

637 Nood... but on a similar topic.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 17, 2015 07:24 PM (kivUY)

638 Zimbabwe was the template. Final phase approaching.

Posted by: YourMomKeepsTexting at June 17, 2015 07:25 PM (vexAN)

639 How can she still have a job?





Posted by: Seems Legit


Should. Be. Imprisoned.

Posted by: Moderate Salami at June 17, 2015 07:28 PM (/Ho8c)

640 Perhaps Perry can stay off the pain pills this time long enough to, y'know, actually *remember* which departments he's proposing to abolish when asked about the subject.

I'd bet dollars to doughnuts that that is the one question he's for sure primed for.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 17, 2015 07:28 PM (rwI+c)

641 My god, people! What does it take to get fired by the Obama administration? These people just fail UP all the time! What a great gig! If you work hard at doing a crappy job, hell, they promote ya!

Who ARE these people that run our government? Seriously, what is WRONG with these people?

Wow. Just. Wow.

Posted by: Mistress Overdone at June 17, 2015 08:00 PM (2/oBD)

642 The Stupid! It . . .

Aw, f*ck it.

Posted by: filbert at June 17, 2015 08:19 PM (h6Mpm)

643 Oh wait, I know. Let's blame it on conservatives and their refusal to streamline work visas. Son of a bitch, you know that is coming.

Posted by: No good deed at June 17, 2015 08:27 PM (GgxVX)

644
I did my part in preventing the Chinese from flooding across the 17th parallel into South Vietnam, but the antagonist insist on demeaning me for my good work as a highly decorated Naval Officer and one-man force preventing evil.

Posted by: John F'n Kerry at June 17, 2015 08:33 PM (P330y)

645 20 years ago, you had to drive to the shady side of town to find an adult bookstore to see magazine covers with men dressed in womens bathing suits. Now you just go to the grocery store and there they are, right next to the candy bars at the cash register. Progress! I wonder how parents explain it to their kids...

Posted by: Ben Ghazi at June 17, 2015 09:39 PM (X/7ZD)

646 446 So she is a fake negro.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 17, 2015 06:19 PM (/tNwW)

Becky-Quisha

Posted by: baldilocks at June 17, 2015 10:18 PM (t2Kll)

647 Her name begins with 'Ms.', so there's that.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at June 17, 2015 11:32 PM (foCDR)

648
You do not ever give root access to fucking contractors.

Snowden was a fucking contractor. I would have thought the NSA knew better, but they didn't. And Snowden also got his coworkers to share their fucking passwords. Doesn't NSA encourage password protection?

Fuck, fuck, fuckity fuckity fuck fuck fuck

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at June 18, 2015 08:47 AM (1hM1d)

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