In Briefing for Columnists, Obama Says He Might Not Have Appreciated The Concern Over the Paris and San Bernadino Attacks Because He Blew Off Watching Cable News During Those Attacks;
Realizing This Looks Bad for Obama, The New York Times Deletes It

Police have a word for a perp who kills another perp, and then leaves so much evidence against him he gives himself an easy trip to the gas chamber -- a two-way hero. He was a hero for killing the other perp, and he was a hero for essentially prosecuting himself for that crime.

The New York Times is a Two-Way Hero. They not only highlighted this admission of Obama by deleting it, but they've now left evidence of their ridiculous partisan drive to actively destroy the news in order to serve as handmaidens of the White House Communications shop.

The only question is: What was he watching on TV instead of news about the terrorist attacks? I know he was watching TV, because this is one TV-watchin' motherf***er.

More from Allah.

Update: The headline began straight neutral and bland (the last headline listed; they're in reverse chronology).

With every change in headline, the NYT worked to help Obama, or accuse Republicans of "assailing" him.



Posted by: Ace at 12:09 PM




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Posted by: Kinley Ardal at December 18, 2015 12:11 PM (6JL3d)

2 He has to watch cable news to see what a normal, human emotional reaction is to a traumatic event?

Dude is a psychopath.

Posted by: sunny-dee at December 18, 2015 12:12 PM (QAOZh)

3 Also, I love the selfie-stick picture in the article.

Posted by: sunny-dee at December 18, 2015 12:12 PM (QAOZh)

4 Slanted news!

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 18, 2015 12:12 PM (IN7k+)

5 Slanted news!



Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 18, 2015 12:12 PM (IN7k+)

I JUST FIXED THAT D:

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at December 18, 2015 12:13 PM (6JL3d)

6 ESPN?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 18, 2015 12:13 PM (oKE6c)

7 Al Jazeera?

BET?

HGTV? (Is EVERYBODY in Canada queer?)

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 18, 2015 12:14 PM (oKE6c)

8 This is one of the more astonishing stories in the Obama file.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 18, 2015 12:14 PM (hJrjt)

9 First Ace stomps Drew, then he slants him.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 18, 2015 12:14 PM (IN7k+)

10 I also get all my news from TV. Henry Winkler has been telling me for weeks that reverse mortgages are the way to go.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at December 18, 2015 12:14 PM (ppaKI)

11 It was either watching the news or finishing his waffle.

Priorities.

Posted by: wisenheimer at December 18, 2015 12:15 PM (qnhj2)

12 If only cable news slanted to the right.

Posted by: An Inanimate Carbon Rod at December 18, 2015 12:16 PM (FohCt)

13 TFP was watching ESPN. That's where he gets all his news.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 18, 2015 12:16 PM (LUgeY)

14 It's not about closing tags for ace anymore, is it?

Posted by: blaster at December 18, 2015 12:17 PM (2Ocf1)

15 10 I also get all my news from TV. Henry Winkler has been telling me for weeks that reverse mortgages are the way to go.
Posted by: Citizen Cake at December 18, 2015 12:14 PM (ppaKI)



Splitter!

Posted by: Zombie Fred Thompson at December 18, 2015 12:17 PM (vgIRn)

16 ESPN doesn't cover terror attacks.

Posted by: V the K at December 18, 2015 12:17 PM (O7MnT)

17 was he just as angry as we were when he finally managed to learn anything about it?
Makes you wonder what they were really watching the night of the bin Laden raid.

Posted by: Satan on a break at December 18, 2015 12:17 PM (qSIlh)

18 If it didn't come up on Colbert or The View, Obongo never heard of it.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 18, 2015 12:17 PM (oKE6c)

19 Also, I have a style consultant now.

Seriously.

End times are coming. Believe it.

Posted by: blaster at December 18, 2015 12:17 PM (2Ocf1)

20 It's not about closing tags for ace anymore, is it?

Posted by: blaster at December 18, 2015 12:17 PM (2Ocf1)

It might be. Was also my only "first" post since I began my sporadic AoS posting career.

A feather in the ol' cap, wot wot.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at December 18, 2015 12:18 PM (6JL3d)

21 Obama is always surprised to receive reports that his subjects are less than thrilled with his splendiferous rule.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 18, 2015 12:18 PM (IN7k+)

22 He was watching Sycacuse play some other team.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 18, 2015 12:18 PM (LUgeY)

23 12 If only cable news slanted to the right.
Posted by: An Inanimate Carbon Rod at December 18, 2015 12:16 PM (FohCt)




Which is why, per Harvey Klehr in his books, the KGB expended particular effort to penetrate news media in as many countries as possible.


They were obviously successful as hell here.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 18, 2015 12:19 PM (oKE6c)

24 I didn't know whether to laugh or cry, so I watched me some TV to tell me how to feel!

Posted by: zombie at December 18, 2015 12:20 PM (jBuUi)

25 Like I said earlier, he thinks an attack on American soil is no big deal. We can absorb it. The real tragedy would be if we altered our behavior because of it. He really is a sociopath.

Posted by: no good deed at December 18, 2015 12:20 PM (GgxVX)

26 I love how Obama thinks telling people he needs to watch cable to appreciate that people without massive security details might be concerned about random, murderous terrorism is a totally acceptable thing to say.

Also, the list of the NYTimes' ever evolving headline was tragically funny.

Posted by: Lea - Unknown level of Nefariosity at December 18, 2015 12:20 PM (lIU4e)

27 It would be a surprise at this point if he was informed, was on top of things, and did care about the American people.

Posted by: rebel flounder at December 18, 2015 12:20 PM (3dOE/)

28 He couldn't wrestle the remote away from the Iranian Ferret. She controls the horizontal, the vertical...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 18, 2015 12:20 PM (LUgeY)

29 24 I didn't know whether to laugh or cry, so I watched me some TV to tell me how to feel!
Posted by: zombie at December 18, 2015 12:20 PM (jBuUi)




Obongo was probably on the edge of his seat, waiting to be told what his reaction was.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 18, 2015 12:21 PM (oKE6c)

30 It might be. Was also my only "first" post since I began my sporadic AoS posting career.

A feather in the ol' cap, wot wot.
Posted by: Kinley Ardal


First among men, first among commenters!

Altruism is rare, even on comment 1,000.

Posted by: zombie at December 18, 2015 12:21 PM (jBuUi)

31 well that didn't fix it.

For posterity, I am posting this from the left hand column where the recent posts links should be.

Posted by: blaster at December 18, 2015 12:22 PM (2Ocf1)

32 Also great in that quote -- his idea of "doing a lot" about terrorism is a PR tour to talk about how he's doing a lot.

Posted by: sunny-dee at December 18, 2015 12:22 PM (QAOZh)

33 In fairness, the Warriors are winning like crazy!

Posted by: Wyatt at December 18, 2015 12:22 PM (gA69l)

34 >>More from Allah.

There is no blogger but Allah and ace is his messenger.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 18, 2015 12:23 PM (/tuJf)

35 Don't blame Obama -- he's isolated in that big ol' house with almost no contact with the outside world!

The orderlies keep him sedated and they only allow him to watch reruns of Petticoat Junction and My Mother the Car.

Posted by: zombie at December 18, 2015 12:24 PM (jBuUi)

36 Ha! Now the whole page is in italics.

Posted by: HH at December 18, 2015 12:24 PM (DrCtv)

37 Gay porn. He was watching gay porn.

Posted by: Weasel at December 18, 2015 12:25 PM (6xtq3)

38 Slant? That's RAAAAACIST!!!!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 18, 2015 12:25 PM (kpqmD)

39 I bet he was watching 'House Hunters: Hawaii' - time to check out what's available on Maui.

Posted by: IC at December 18, 2015 12:25 PM (a0IVu)

40 Dipstick doesn't have to stay on top of things since there is no opposition party.

Posted by: Big Ben at December 18, 2015 12:25 PM (GV+E/)

41 Is this the backslash we've been warned about?

Posted by: rebel flounder at December 18, 2015 12:26 PM (3dOE/)

42 Buck Ofama. It's his m.o.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 18, 2015 12:26 PM (ucDmr)

43 Senate just passed Omnishit 65-33

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at December 18, 2015 12:26 PM (dQJCS)

44 34 >>More from Allah.

There is no blogger but Allah and ace is his messenger.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 18, 2015 12:23 PM (/tuJf

which direction does stick his ass up in the air to pray to?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 18, 2015 12:26 PM (voOPb)

45 He was more upset when Stuart Scott died.

Posted by: Garrett at December 18, 2015 12:27 PM (kpwrI)

46 Ace in The Barrel?


Might not be bad. I heard there was some pork in the omnibus bill for Barrel improvements.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 18, 2015 12:27 PM (4ErVI)

47 Premium cable, stuff like The Leftovers and Homeland, maybe some of the Amazon stuff like Transamerica....'cause Obama is all about pop culture and not working.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2015 12:27 PM (NOIQH)

48 Giant shoes, a fright wig, and a clown nose = nontraditional SOTU.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 18, 2015 12:27 PM (Nwg0u)

49 Looking forward to the day Ben Afleck is doing reverse mortgage commercials.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 18, 2015 12:27 PM (kZVsz)

50 My favorite NYT antic is when they issue a Very Important Correction that says something like "We misspelled Mr. Gaurere's name as Gaurerre in the third paragraph."

Well, aren't they just on top of things? Of course, the deletion of entire paragraphs goes unreported.

Posted by: Lauren at December 18, 2015 12:27 PM (Z/8dZ)

51 He just missed it because he had flipped over to a ShamWow™ infomercial and was waiting to see if it comes with a penis enlargement attachment.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 18, 2015 12:27 PM (NeFrd)

52
My best guess is he watches the gay golf global warming channel.

but what an ass, he can't see people might be anxious about terrorist attacks?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 18, 2015 12:28 PM (ODxAs)

53
I just KNEW that Teh Ewok was racist against Asians......

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 18, 2015 12:28 PM (gwpf+)

54 No wonder they went after Palin so hard. This little bitch wanted to be the first female president. Did I mention (p)resident Dipstick is a little bitch?

Posted by: Big Ben at December 18, 2015 12:28 PM (GV+E/)

55 Hilariously bad optics, Barry.

He was probably watching ESPN or playing with iReggie.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at December 18, 2015 12:28 PM (7lqMl)

56 10 I also get all my news from TV. Henry Winkler has been telling me for weeks that reverse mortgages are the way to go.
Posted by: Citizen Cake at December 18, 2015 12:14 PM (ppaK

Yeah, since Fred Thompson kicked the bucket he has a monopoly on that scam

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 18, 2015 12:29 PM (voOPb)

57 Sham?




Wow!!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 18, 2015 12:29 PM (NeFrd)

58 The actual tell about how removed from reality Obama has become was not the cable news gaffe.

Instead, it was Obama going out to reassure the nation by robotically repeating the same anodyne message in the same words ("no credible threat") which he had previously conveyed just a short time before the San Bernardino jihadi massacre.

Uh, hey, buddy? You can no longer claim that threats are not credible, not after it having been empirically demonstrated that your administration is unable to competently assess their credibility.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 18, 2015 12:29 PM (noWW6)

59 Sitting through security briefings is hard. You can't fall asleep or chat on the phone.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 18, 2015 12:29 PM (4ErVI)

60 Did Stalin hire the New York Times photo editor?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 18, 2015 12:29 PM (FkBIv)

61 45 He was more upset when Stuart Scott died.
Posted by: Garrett at December 18, 2015 12:27 PM (kpwrI

Brother/different mother

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 18, 2015 12:29 PM (voOPb)

62 As another 'ron pointed out in an earlier thread: this is just another variation of Obama's "I only just found out about it on the news" routine.

He really thinks that not knowing about something unless you have seen it on the news is a valid excuse for being galactically out of touch, and as a result, completely not in control of the situation.

He's the so-called leader of the free world and he's saying he relies on cable news to know what's going on.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2015 12:30 PM (NOIQH)

63 As always, its the cover up.

CNN just did a piece on this. Had the NYT just left it in the piece it would have generated less notice.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 18, 2015 12:30 PM (/tuJf)

64 >>Ace in The Barrel?


There's a special Brandy Cask for him.

Barrel is too big for Ace.
He can just dodge everything we throw in there.

Posted by: Garrett at December 18, 2015 12:30 PM (kpwrI)

65 55 Hilariously bad optics, Barry.
He was probably watching ESPN or playing with iReggie.
Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at December 18, 2015 12:28 PM (7lqMl)




Nah. He was doing his ShakeWeight workout, and finishing it off with a robust (SWIDT?) bout of Prancercizing.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 18, 2015 12:30 PM (oKE6c)

66
What, Me Worry?

Posted by: obama E. Neuman at December 18, 2015 12:30 PM (8krHi)

67 The actual story is how the press and left are defending the change. Its kind of hilarious watching them circle the wagons around the NYT.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 18, 2015 12:30 PM (39g3+)

68 Commandante ESPN was so excited over the success his new favorite, Lieutenant Ryan, has delivered that he failed to notice America is upset about being shot at.

Posted by: MTF at December 18, 2015 12:30 PM (TxJGV)

69 President Shit-Midas probably spends his all his nights on the mess decks playing spades.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 18, 2015 12:31 PM (kZVsz)

70 Sitting through security briefings is hard. You can't fall asleep or chat on the phone.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis


His followers do it in movie theaters.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 18, 2015 12:31 PM (FkBIv)

71 "What was he watching on TV instead of news about the terrorist attacks?"

Wasn't there a Queer Eye for the Straight Guy marathon going on that weekend?

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at December 18, 2015 12:31 PM (nFdGS)

72 Obama Says He Might Not Have Appreciated The Concern Over the Paris and San Bernadino Attacks


Obama to his subordinates: "So people are upset by mass murders? Why didn't anyone inform me?"

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 18, 2015 12:32 PM (oKE6c)

73 He's the so-called leader of the free world and he's saying he relies on cable news to know what's going on.

Soooo, there's no point spending all those bazillions of dollars on military intelligence, the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, and who knows how many covert operations, right?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 18, 2015 12:32 PM (LUgeY)

74 >>Instead, it was Obama going out to reassure the nation by robotically repeating the same anodyne message in the same words ("no credible threat") which he had previously conveyed just a short time before the San Bernardino jihadi massacre.


The only solution Obama knows: more cowbell!

http://preview.tinyurl.com/auevoff

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2015 12:32 PM (NOIQH)

75 Barack Hussein Obama:

'Merica's first Useless, Ghey, Communist, Pin-Headed, Goat-Felching (Muzzie) Shit-Stain Monkey-Fucking President.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2015 12:33 PM (WsqCN)

76 "What was he watching on TV instead of news about the terrorist attacks?"


ESPN.....Playgirl Channel.....etc.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 18, 2015 12:33 PM (LA7Cm)

77 Soon, arguing TFG let the curtain slip or McConnell/Ryan are class-A hypocrite crooks will be a thought crime.

Ace is getting all these complaints out on the web, so that when we are in the camps our future generations will know why the civil war broke out. Markers in the sand, as it were.

Posted by: MTF at December 18, 2015 12:33 PM (TxJGV)

78 Ace>I know he was watching TV, because this is one TV-watchin' motherf***er.

Line of the year!!

Stealing it for the twitters. With permission of course.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 18, 2015 12:33 PM (bPXBn)

79 It's not who he is.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 18, 2015 12:33 PM (FkBIv)

80 Is there a list up yet of the GOP traitors who voted for omnibus? I've seen house list.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 18, 2015 12:33 PM (voOPb)

81 What is amazing to me is that he figured this was a good excuse. I know what he was trying to say: "well its all hype and BS on cable news, I don't watch that crap to hear their lying spin."

But basically it comes across yet again as "I'm almost totally uninformed." I mean, how many times will this guy say he hasn't learned of something, didn't know about it, first time he's heard of it before someone takes note? Seriously, its a running gag, a slow, fat hanging curveball waiting for someone to jack it out of the park.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 18, 2015 12:33 PM (39g3+)

82 What was he watching on TV instead of news about the terrorist attacks? I know he was watching TV, because this is one TV-watchin' motherf***er.

The Golden State Warriors were on a massive win streak and I am pretty sure Obama caught every game.

Remember the Obama Equasion

Basketball>fundraising>everything else

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 18, 2015 12:34 PM (/HC6x)

83 Was also my only "first" post since I began my sporadic AoS posting career.

A feather in the ol' cap, wot wot.


Posted by: Kinley Ardal


*****

Indeed. You can now go to your grave, secure in the knowledge that your life was not a total waste.


(I don't mean go to your grave now. I mean, you are now secure in the knowledge for when you eventually do go to your grave many many years from now. Unless you live forever. Oh never mind.)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 18, 2015 12:34 PM (NeFrd)

84 73 He's the so-called leader of the free world and he's saying he relies on cable news to know what's going on.
Soooo, there's no point spending all those bazillions of dollars on military intelligence, the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, and who knows how many covert operations, right?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 18, 2015 12:32 PM (LUgeY)




Exactly my thought. Why do we have all these intelligence agencies if the Mulatto Messiah can't be bothered to attend briefings by them?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 18, 2015 12:34 PM (oKE6c)

85
Indeed. You can now go to your grave, secure in the knowledge that your life was not a total waste.





(I don't mean go to your grave now. I mean, you are now secure in
the knowledge for when you eventually do go to your grave many many
years from now. Unless you live forever. Oh never mind.)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 18, 2015 12:34 PM (NeFrd)

I'm getting mixed messages here O.o

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at December 18, 2015 12:34 PM (6JL3d)

86 Nah. He was doing his ShakeWeight workout, and finishing it off with a robust (SWIDT?) bout of Prancercizing..

The South Park version of the ShakeWeight workout? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQj0zlnZqvU

Posted by: Tex Lovera at December 18, 2015 12:35 PM (wtvvX)

87 So in Obama's brain, his response was Spock-like and rational. He didn't understand that our irrational lizard brains could be worried about something so inconsequential.

We've all heard the argument. Statistically, in the US, a terrorist attack is unlikely to personally affect you. Therefore the rational way to de-fang terrorists is to not give them a reaction.

The problem with this asinine argument is twofold. First, it's a static analysis. If we continue to treat terrorism as a law enforcement problem and don't use political options available to us, the problem will increase. By political options, I'm referring to securing the border and stopping the import of people from war zones that think these tactics have merit. Also available to us is the Israeli model of targeted assassinations of leadership members of these groups.

The second problem is it ignores the true strength of the impact of the attack. If you only look at numbers of killed/injured and not the entire scope of influence and damage, of course the problem looks smaller. There are financial impacts, psychic impacts on the families, ongoing medical assistance to the injured, increases in first responder time and budgets, and on and on and on.

Obama flatters himself by claiming to himself he's looking rationally at how small the impact is in the great scheme of things. That's cover for being an unfeeling bastard and more, a small mind that cannot comprehend the true scope of an event.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 18, 2015 12:35 PM (jhqr1)

88 Wasn't there a Queer Eye for the Straight Guy marathon going on that weekend?
Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at December 18, 2015 12:31 PM (nFdGS

Say yes to the dress

or

Say Ah to the Burka

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 18, 2015 12:35 PM (voOPb)

89 In many ways, this is the story of Obama.

Many, many ways.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 18, 2015 12:35 PM (LUgeY)

90 The daily White House intelligence briefings are on SportsCenter.*

Didn't you know that?



* I believe one of the phrases used to describe GWB was Intellectually Incurious. If you want an example of that in action** you have Obama.


**Inaction Jackson should be Obama's new nickname.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Happy Hysteria-days from teh Outrage Outlet! at December 18, 2015 12:36 PM (hLRSq)

91 >>Soooo, there's no point spending all those bazillions of dollars on military intelligence, the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, and who knows how many covert operations, right?


He's not interested in intelligence, he's interested in the current narrative.

The MSM tells him whether the current Obama admin/MSM narrative is working, or if it's failing and needs a little goosing to get things back on track.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2015 12:36 PM (NOIQH)

92 Clearly, if we could find some interesting Italians to deliver the National Security Briefing things would get better.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 18, 2015 12:36 PM (/HC6x)

93 "Senate just passed Omnishit 65-33"

Mitch McCornhole voting to shove it through, of course.

If anyone were left who needed a cold bucket of water down the back of their neck, to remind them that the Beltway GOP establishment don't want anything to do with the ordinary citizenry any longer, this omnibus budget was it.

Quadrupling H-2B visas because of the purported "labor shortage", at the same time that nearly 100 million American citizens are sidelined in the employment market, the highest percentage of idled labor since the worst part of the 1970s. Just flabbergasting. Impossible to justify in words.

And that's just one small bite of the shit sandwich. There's worse in there.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 18, 2015 12:36 PM (noWW6)

94 >>"What was he watching on TV instead of news about the terrorist attacks?"


Golf channel.


Although it won't help. He's so unathletic he could take lessons eight hours a day for the rest of his life and he'd STILL suck.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 18, 2015 12:36 PM (oKE6c)

95 What really pisses me off is the language used. It's always someone else's fault, or that we're misinformed.

And he has to make the "argument" on why we're wrong.

But keeping being you, President Gutsy-Call.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 18, 2015 12:36 PM (kZVsz)

96 At least we can be safe in assuming that POTUS isn't wasting his time surfing heterosexual pr0n.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 18, 2015 12:37 PM (8ZskC)

97
Exactly my thought. Why do we have all these intelligence agencies if the Mulatto Messiah can't be bothered to attend briefings by them?
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 18, 2015 12:34 PM (oKE6c

King no clothes syndrome.
Surrounded by sniveling, zit faced weasels who have no gag reflex.

I don't know why but todays news has pissed me off more than usual.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 18, 2015 12:37 PM (voOPb)

98
Is there a list up yet of the GOP traitors who voted for omnibus? I've seen house list.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who
drove a red sports car at December 18, 2015 12:33 PM (voOPb)

Linky for the House? Please?

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 18, 2015 12:37 PM (bPXBn)

99 Basketball>fundraising>everything else
Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life


He got a basketball Jones.

Posted by: Tyrone Shoelaces at December 18, 2015 12:37 PM (FkBIv)

100 " if the Mulatto Messiah can't be bothered to attend briefings by them?"

Those meetings depress him. Don't jive with his world-view and cast-in-stone preconceived notions.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 18, 2015 12:37 PM (LA7Cm)

101 (I don't mean go to your grave now. I mean, you are now secure in the knowledge for when you eventually do go to your grave many many years from now. Unless you live forever. Oh never mind.)
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 18, 2015 12:34 PM (NeFrd)

First rule of holes, dude.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 18, 2015 12:38 PM (kpqmD)

102 re 50: a deletion isn't exactly the same as a correction, is it? They could have said "we deleted a paragraph because the information was all wrong, our intern was practicing touch typing and making stuff up, so don't worry about it" but that would be too wordy.

Posted by: Satan on a break at December 18, 2015 12:38 PM (qSIlh)

103 Wasn't it reported that he was dragged into making a statement ?

Posted by: Bigby's Fistful of Dice at December 18, 2015 12:38 PM (Re1G8)

104 He got a basketball Jones.

Axelrod is already trying to rig the system to get Obama elected to the one job he really wants...NBA Commissioner.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 18, 2015 12:38 PM (/HC6x)

105 Quadrupling H-2B visas because of the purported "labor shortage"

They claim unemployment is down to 5%

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 18, 2015 12:38 PM (FkBIv)

106 96 At least we can be safe in assuming that POTUS isn't wasting his time surfing heterosexual pr0n.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 18, 2015 12:37 PM (8ZskC)

Or any including women at all.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 18, 2015 12:39 PM (kpqmD)

107 If Obama's watching ESPN, he must be bored, because all it seems to be anymore is talking heads obsessing over who said what on Twitter.

Posted by: pookysgirl at December 18, 2015 12:39 PM (Hj/Fh)

108 His Presser on ISIS, yesterday, was reminiscent of the annual air traffic control Santa Claus Tracking Presser.

Posted by: Garrett at December 18, 2015 12:39 PM (kpwrI)

109 No one dislikes 0 more than I do, and I'm upset that the Times scrubbed this, but I'm OK with him not watching tv news as it was happening.

He SHOULD be getting updates from our intelligence services. And to be honest, I learned more on this blog than I did from the networks. This blog reported that a middle eastern woman was on their radar, and the name of the major suspect well before tv news did.

The Idiot in Chief needs to learn how to speak to the public, which is surprising, since he's such a great orator.

/sarc

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at December 18, 2015 12:39 PM (9JJgN)

110 But basically it comes across yet again as "I'm almost totally uninformed."

-
Not only is he ignorant, he has an aversion to becoming informed. Reality would disturb his world view.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 18, 2015 12:39 PM (Nwg0u)

111 How will a President Trump or President Cruz deal with a super-majority corrupt Congress?

They (President and Congressional Capos) will all hate each other, with an electric passion. Every time Mitch McConnell talks, Ted Cruz will smile and say "there he goes again!", and the obvious message will be "he took another pay-off".

Posted by: MTF at December 18, 2015 12:40 PM (TxJGV)

112 You don't understand. When I heard that over a hundred people had been murdered by terrorists in Paris, I thought that it was in Paris, Texas. So, naturally, I didn't give a shit.

Posted by: Preznit O'Bumbles at December 18, 2015 12:40 PM (nFdGS)

113 We've all heard the argument. Statistically, in the
US, a terrorist attack is unlikely to personally affect you. Therefore
the rational way to de-fang terrorists is to not give them a reaction.



The second problem is it ignores the true strength of the impact of
the attack. If you only look at numbers of killed/injured and not the
entire scope of influence and damage, of course the problem looks
smaller. There are financial impacts, psychic impacts on the families,
ongoing medical assistance to the injured, increases in first responder
time and budgets, and on and on and on.



Obama flatters himself by claiming to himself he's looking
rationally at how small the impact is in the great scheme of things.
That's cover for being an unfeeling bastard and more, a small mind that
cannot comprehend the true scope of an event.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 18, 2015 12:35 PM (jhqr1)

By Obama's standard, we should've just laughed off Lee Harvey Oswald. When he finished blasting, I was OK; how about you guys? OK? So no problem.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 18, 2015 12:40 PM (oKE6c)

114 I don't know why but todays news has pissed me off more than usual.

You have to let things go.

Posted by: Paul Ryan at December 18, 2015 12:40 PM (8ZskC)

115 Why should Obama care......I mean, its not like Mitch McConnell gonna notice this and say anything about it.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 18, 2015 12:40 PM (/HC6x)

116 >>He got a basketball Jones.

Take a look at the Cheech and Chong video. No way in hell that could be made today. Way too many triggers.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 18, 2015 12:40 PM (/tuJf)

117 "Senate just passed Omnishit 65-33"
Mitch McCornhole voting to shove it through, of course.

Don't go OT, torque wrench. This thread is about Donald Trump, international war criminal.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 18, 2015 12:40 PM (DLIIY)

118 ESPN doesn't cover terror attacks.

Posted by: V the K at December 18, 2015 12:17 PM (O7MnT)

Have you seen some of the recent NFL officiating?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 18, 2015 12:41 PM (Zu3d9)

119 If he went to his intel briefings, shibumi, that's be fine.

But he doesn't. I'd like him to at least be as informed as any Moron name pulled from a hat. And even watching a little bit of cable news would help.

But he isn't and doesn't.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 18, 2015 12:42 PM (kZVsz)

120 105 Quadrupling H-2B visas because of the purported "labor shortage"

They claim unemployment is down to 5%
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 18, 2015 12:38 PM (FkBIv)

Because the cocksmokers cook the numbers.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 18, 2015 12:42 PM (kpqmD)

121 75
Barack Hussein Obama:



'Merica's first Useless, Ghey, Communist, Pin-Headed, Goat-Felching (Muzzie) Shit-Stain Monkey-Fucking President.





Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2015 12:33 PM (WsqCN)


Hell! That's a lot of firsts! How will we top that?

*scratches balls*

Jeb!

Posted by: GOPe at December 18, 2015 12:42 PM (3dOE/)

122 Hey, The Man was planning his vacation. Priorities.

As long as the water bottle and food tray are filled his lemmings are happy.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at December 18, 2015 12:42 PM (FtrY1)

123 >>Not only is he ignorant, he has an aversion to becoming informed. Reality would disturb his world view.
Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 18, 2015 12:39 PM (Nwg0u)



Frankly, I don't he's intelligent enough to be interested in becoming informed. I don't say that because I oppose him in everything he does - I do - but that is my honest opinion: that he's just not too bright. Contrast him with Bill Clinton, whose policies I also generally opposed, but who comes across as being bright.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 18, 2015 12:42 PM (oKE6c)

124 Alameda County prosecutors filed hate crime charges against a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation employee who was filmed ridiculing a Bay Area Muslim man and throwing coffee at him.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 18, 2015 12:42 PM (FkBIv)

125 To recap: The Bush Administration asks the NYT not to publish sensitive national security information. Request denied.

The Obama White House calls and mewls about something that makes the President look bad. Mewl granted.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 18, 2015 12:42 PM (659DL)

126 These last minute, back door omnibus spending bills will continue until the jwest federal official compensation plan is adopted.

Leave a quarter million bonus on the table for not getting individual budgets done on time? No way.

Things get so simple when you stop fighting human nature.

Posted by: jwest at December 18, 2015 12:42 PM (Zs4uk)

127 Funny, I didn't see any cable news at all and I wasn't clueless about the implications of jihadist mass murder in San Bernardino, but then I'm not an orthodox Muslim pretending to be a Christian in accordance with what orthodox Muslims claim to be one of the key sayings of Mohammad: that Muslims living in infidel territory should pretend to be infidels, the better to "turn them against each other ... for war is deception." (Tabari 8.23)

"Oh look, the infidels are upset. I should have realized that would happen."

Posted by: Alec Rawls at December 18, 2015 12:43 PM (5z7RS)

128 >>He SHOULD be getting updates from our intelligence services.

Of course he should --- and yet ***Obama*** is the one saying he was unaware because he hadn't watched the news.

Again and again, Obama tells us he relies on the *news* to find out what's going on. Despite, say, internal reports indicating the Obamacare portal will not be ready in time, that his IRS is abusing 501c applicants, etc.

He just never hears about anything until it hits the news. Which is worse: that he believes this, or that he thinks this is a valid excuse for being so oblivious to what is happening within his own administration?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2015 12:43 PM (NOIQH)

129 I'm thinking someone on his staff could put mirrored/tinted film on the TV and he would just watch himself all day / every day.

Posted by: Fritz at December 18, 2015 12:43 PM (UzPAd)

130 A President Trump/Cruz can do a lot. Obama has shown how much power the White House can wield.

On the budget, promise to veto any omnibus bill. Trump wouldn't let the managers of his many properties submit an omnibus budget, and shouldn't here.

There's more than enough pork to cut to fund things like better VA care.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 18, 2015 12:43 PM (r1fLd)

131 109 No one dislikes 0 more than I do, and I'm upset that the Times scrubbed this, but I'm OK with him not watching tv news as it was happening.
------------------------------------------------

You are missing the point, by a fucking country mile.

The point isn't that he doesn't watch TVm it's that he is ignorant that terrorists shooting at average Americans is obviously upsetting.

He shouldn't fucking need television to tell him this. Only a technocratic dumfuck would not realize terror attacks in towns around America is an issue, absent being told so by TV commentary.

Posted by: MTF at December 18, 2015 12:44 PM (TxJGV)

132 >>He got a basketball Jones.


I wonder. Sometimes I suspect that the basketball thing was a PR positioning to help him connect with blacks, and with liberals who expect all blacks to be big on basketball.


He certainly doesn't evince any basketball skills in the video clips I've seen. He's not as bad at basketball as he is at golf or baseball, but still ... not good.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 18, 2015 12:45 PM (oKE6c)

133 >>He SHOULD be getting updates from our intelligence services.



He should be getting regular updates from his cellmate. And by updates, I mean anal rapings.

Posted by: Garrett at December 18, 2015 12:45 PM (kpwrI)

134 101 First rule of holes, dude.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 18, 2015 12:38 PM (kpqmD)


Yeah, that would be "making sure the hole is dug *before* showing up with a 'package'."

Posted by: Nicky Santoro at December 18, 2015 12:45 PM (u9OP6)

135 It's kind of funny that the ball-lickers at NYT had to publish it first before they realized they had made their little tin god look bad. They're so blinded by their adoration of the SCOAMF that nothing he does makes him look like a jackass in their eyes.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 18, 2015 12:45 PM (8ZskC)

136 Not only is he ignorant, he has an aversion to becoming informed. Reality would disturb his world view.

Try this on for size. We already know Obama's cooking the books on intelligence. He's doing that to muddle the official record of history. Obama knows the information coming through the official chain is poisoned, so why would he listen to information he personally poisoned?

So the only information stream he's interested in is the one he has less control over. That's why he's getting news from the networks. That's partially to respond to whatever events are getting public traction, but also partially because it's MORE reliable than the gov't analysis.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 18, 2015 12:45 PM (jhqr1)

137 Posted by: bonhomme at December 18, 2015 12:35 PM (jhqr1)

This is an important point, and it illuminates why asymmetric warfare can be so successful.

The cost of the recent Paris attacks in terms of physical damage and lost wages is trivial...perhaps a few $100,000,000s. But the ramping up of the French security apparatus is costing billions. And even the short-term loss of tourist $$ is huge.

How much has DHS cost us just at the airports since 9/11? Lost productivity...wasted time...bloated payrolls....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 18, 2015 12:46 PM (Zu3d9)

138 95
What really pisses me off is the language used. It's always someone else's fault, or that we're misinformed.

And he has to make the "argument" on why we're wrong.

But keeping being you, President Gutsy-Call.


Posted by: Chupacabra at December 18, 2015 12:36 PM (kZVsz)


Effort: Solid B+.

Optics: Subpar.

Posted by: Barack Obama at December 18, 2015 12:46 PM (3dOE/)

139 New Russian Air Defenses in Syria Keep U.S. Grounded

Russia's military operations inside Syria have been expanding in recent weeks, and the latest Russian deployments, made without any advance notice to the U.S., have disrupted the U.S.-led coalition's efforts to support Syrian rebel forces fighting against the Islamic State near the Turkey-Syria border, just west of the Euphrates River, several Obama administration and U.S. defense officials told us. This crucial part of the battlefield, known inside the military as Box 4, is where a number of groups have been fighting the Islamic State for control, until recently with overhead support from U.S. fighter jets.

But earlier this month, Moscow deployed an SA-17 advanced air defense system near the area and began "painting" U.S. planes, targeting them with radar in what U.S. officials said was a direct and dangerous provocation. The Pentagon halted all manned flights, although U.S. drones are still flying in the area. Russia then began bombing the rebels the U.S. had been supporting. (U.S. manned airstrikes continue elsewhere in Syria.)

Inside the top levels of the administration, officials are debating what to do next. The issue is serious enough that Secretary of State John Kerry raised it with Russian President Vladimir Putin when they met on Tuesday, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General John Dunford has discussed it with his Russian counterpart as well, a spokesman for U.S. Air Force Central Command told us.

Posted by: Hetty Lange at December 18, 2015 12:46 PM (e8kgV)

140 Ok, I stand corrected. I *forgot* that Zero doesn't go to his intelligence briefings.

Maybe next time he could just say "Darth Soros only lets me watch ESPN" and be done with it.

/also, I'm pretty sure he hates Americans, so he really doesn't care if a bunch are killed. Just as long as they're white Christian taxpayers. Jews are prolly OK to die too.


Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at December 18, 2015 12:46 PM (9JJgN)

141 We've all heard the argument. Statistically, in the
US, a terrorist attack is unlikely to personally affect you. Therefore
the rational way to de-fang terrorists is to not give them a reaction.


If we had real men in charge, they'd know the best way to de-fang terrorists would be to start retaliating in ways to make them shit themselves in fear at the bear they poked and make them think twice about ever doing it again.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 18, 2015 12:46 PM (LUgeY)

142 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who

drove a red sports car at December 18, 2015 12:33 PM (voOPb)

Linky for the House? Please?


Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 18, 2015 12:37 PM (bPXBn)
http://1.usa.gov/1Oc84DB

Found the roll. Ryan did such a great job. He got more Dems to vote for it than Repubes.
*Winning!!



Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 18, 2015 12:47 PM (bPXBn)

143 I know We had a discussion earlier on "hate " but I just have to say I hate this piece of shit....

Posted by: donna at December 18, 2015 12:47 PM (/dSsq)

144 President Gutsy-Call's so uncoordinated, he falls up.

Seriously, watch some of the Bear Gryllis with President Docked-Cock walking through the "woods" with the sound off. He walks like some kind of awkward monster from Del Toro movie.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 18, 2015 12:48 PM (kZVsz)

145 What night was the mid-season finale of Empire? Maybe he was watching that, in which case, I can understand why he wasn't watching the news.

Or what's that show with hot black guy doctor who does stuff with the hot mexican chick cop?

I mean, the hot mexican chick cop is super fire hot, but to gay men, I'm assuming the hot black guy doctor is why they watch.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2015 12:48 PM (TOk1P)

146
This is a guy that couldn't be bothered to take note that an American consulate was under attack with an American Ambassador therein about to be raped, murdered and drug through the streets. Not to mention the others fighting there.

We can't really expect someone so clueless to note concern in the US.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 18, 2015 12:48 PM (ODxAs)

147 >>The point isn't that he doesn't watch TVm it's that he is ignorant that terrorists shooting at average Americans is obviously upsetting.


And he should be able to understand the context in which these attacks happened: ISIS has been boldly announcing they have people in the US ready to attack, the mass immigration nightmare in Europe, his insistence that we take Syrian refugees despite 30+ state governors saying "This is a national security risk", and the ongoing illegal immigration of criminals that's been pissing people off since summer 2014.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2015 12:48 PM (NOIQH)

148 If we had real men in charge, they'd know the best way to de-fang terrorists would be to start retaliating in ways to make them shit themselves in fear at the bear they poked and make them think twice about ever doing it again.
Sorry. That would be committing a war crime. /sarc

Posted by: andycanuck at December 18, 2015 12:49 PM (DLIIY)

149 So ... he doesn't watch cable news, and hence was unaware of the reaction to the Paris and San Bernardino massacres?


Then how did he know about Gates's contretemps with the cop in Cambridge? Or St. Traytable? Or Michael "Hands up, don't shoot" Brown? How did he find out about those? Jungle drums?


Son of a bitch is a liar, obviously. It's obvious that in his mind, if no black thugs were killed, there's no problem.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 18, 2015 12:49 PM (oKE6c)

150 You are missing the point, by a fucking country mile.



The point isn't that he doesn't watch TVm it's that he is ignorant that terrorists shooting at average Americans is obviously upsetting.
--

Yeah, terrorists shooting at average Americans SHOULD be upsetting to an American President.

But he's an Indonesian Muslim who is a puppet president. He could care less.

However, he might get a scolding from Preezy Val Jar over this.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at December 18, 2015 12:49 PM (9JJgN)

151 >>This is a guy that couldn't be bothered to take note that an American
consulate was under attack with an American Ambassador therein about to
be raped, murdered and drug through the streets. Not to mention the
others fighting there.


All white guys, so ... pffft.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 18, 2015 12:50 PM (oKE6c)

152 ISIS kills 130 in Paris and 14 in San Berdoo: Ho hum. I wonder what's on ESPN.

Thug killed by white cop after thug attacks cop: OMG! Get the the AG on the phone now!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 18, 2015 12:50 PM (Nwg0u)

153 Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2015 12:48 PM (TOk1P)


It's set in Miami, I think, so I believe it's got some stupid name like Miami Heat. Because it's Miami... and the characters are really really hot!

Get it?

Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2015 12:51 PM (TOk1P)

154 The real question is why Soros didn't care, because he's Obama's puppet master.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 18, 2015 12:51 PM (oKE6c)

155 Then how did he know about Gates's contretemps with the cop in Cambridge? Or St. Traytable? Or Michael "Hands up, don't shoot" Brown? How did he find out about those? Jungle drums?

Honest guess? He got this information through his agitation network of losers and freaks.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 18, 2015 12:52 PM (jhqr1)

156 Republicans: Yayyy. We have a majority in Congress, let's pass some legislation to show that Congress works.


Democrats: Okay, what do you want to pass.

Republicans: How 'bout some of these things our party base is in favor of?

Democrats: No.

Republicans: Okay. How 'bout some of these other things that YOUR party base is in favor of?

Democrats: Okay

Republicans: Deal! Yay! Congress works as intended!!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 18, 2015 12:52 PM (NeFrd)

157 "Thug killed by white cop after thug attacks cop: OMG! Get the the AG on the phone now!"


Dead white people? Meh.

No opportunity in fomenting racial divide there.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 18, 2015 12:53 PM (LA7Cm)

158 Contrast him with Bill Clinton, whose policies I also generally opposed, but who comes across as being bright.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 18, 2015 12:42 PM (oKE6c)


Do you remember when Bill Clinton took over a press conference for Obama so he could slip away to a holiday party and Bill explained Obama's policies better than Obama's spokesmen and actually answered questions with informed and informative answers?

I do.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Happy Hysteria-days from teh Outrage Outlet! at December 18, 2015 12:53 PM (hLRSq)

159 Republicans: Deal! Yay! Congress works as intended!!
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon


Good old "reaching across the aisle."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 18, 2015 12:53 PM (FkBIv)

160 Seriously, watch some of the Bear Gryllis with President Docked-Cock walking through the "woods" with the sound off. He walks like some kind of awkward monster from Del Toro movie.

Speaking of, has anyone seen Steve Ballmer move? He looks like a string puppet being handled by a first time puppeteer. So awkward and jerky.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 18, 2015 12:54 PM (jhqr1)

161 155 Then how did he know about Gates's contretemps with the cop in Cambridge? Or St. Traytable? Or Michael "Hands up, don't shoot" Brown? How did he find out about those? Jungle drums?

Honest guess? He got this information through his agitation network of losers and freaks.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 18, 2015 12:52 PM (jhqr1)



Actually, that was my guess too, especially if you throw in "Party operatives."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 18, 2015 12:54 PM (oKE6c)

162 I doubt they actually asked for anything the base wanted, Seamus.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 18, 2015 12:54 PM (kZVsz)

163 147 Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2015 12:48 PM (NOIQH)
------------------------------------------------

And also that the Propaganda Press actively excuses every TFG fault, cleanses every negative news story, or memory holes bad news of any kind at all, and simultaneously mounts false attacks against Conservatives designed only to erode their public credibility.

Posted by: MTF at December 18, 2015 12:54 PM (TxJGV)

164 "Good old "reaching across the aisle."


Or, is it giving the "reach around?"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 18, 2015 12:55 PM (LA7Cm)

165 Do you remember when Bill Clinton took over a press
conference for Obama so he could slip away to a holiday party and Bill
explained Obama's policies better than Obama's spokesmen and actually
answered questions with informed and informative answers?



I do.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Happy Hysteria-days from teh Outrage Outlet! at December 18, 2015 12:53 PM (hLRSq)


Me too. Also notice how the room responded instantly to Clinton. He was large and in charge, and both he and the correspondents were pleased that Obama had left.
In academia you can see the same dynamic when a skilled lecturer steps in for a poor one; the students relax, thinking "We're in good hands now."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 18, 2015 12:56 PM (oKE6c)

166 Good old "reaching across the aisle."



Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 18, 2015 12:53 PM (FkBIv)


AoSHQ style guide says you must refer to Republicans working with Democrats in Congress as "reach arounds across the aisle."


You're welcome.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2015 12:57 PM (TOk1P)

167 How did he find out about those? Jungle drums?


Jungle Guide: "Listen. Drums stop."

Jungle Tourist: "Oh no! What does that mean?"

Jungle Guide: "Bass solo."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 18, 2015 12:57 PM (LUgeY)

168 Huh. And I always thought community organizers were wired in tighter than Machiavelli's butt-plug.

Posted by: Fritz at December 18, 2015 12:57 PM (UzPAd)

169 "Russia then began bombing the rebels the U.S. had been supporting. (U.S. manned airstrikes continue elsewhere in Syria.)"

Putin to Obama: "What is that colorful phrase in your language? Oh, da, I recall it now. 'How's my ass taste?'"

"Inside the top levels of the administration, officials are debating what to do next."

After an extensive debate regarding options, Obama administration officials decide upon the option of debating extensively.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 18, 2015 12:57 PM (noWW6)

170 Speaking of reach-arounds, Drew's Trump war crimes Omnibus Bill post is back on top!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 18, 2015 12:58 PM (DLIIY)

171 I think Barry was still trying to arrange his visit to the CA victims families.



Oh, wait, none of them were Black.



Never mind.


Posted by: Nip Sip at December 18, 2015 12:58 PM (jJRIy)

172 Speaking of reach-arounds, Drew's Trump war crimes Omnibus Bill post is back on top!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 18, 2015 12:58 PM (DLIIY)


I feel so violated. And yet satisfied.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2015 12:59 PM (TOk1P)

173 >>The cost of the recent Paris attacks in terms of physical damage and lost wages is trivial...perhaps a few $100,000,000s. But the ramping up of the French security apparatus is costing billions. And even the short-term loss of tourist $$ is huge.

Which is why one of the first things Bush did after 9/11 was to emphasize that people should continue with their lives. Of course the msm trashed him for telling American's to "go shopping" because Bush dumb.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 18, 2015 12:59 PM (/tuJf)

174 Jungle Guide: "Listen. Drums stop."
Jungle Tourist: "Oh no! What does that mean?"
Jungle Guide: "Bass solo."
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 18, 2015 12:57 PM (LUgeY)




"It's quiet out there. Too quiet."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 18, 2015 12:59 PM (oKE6c)

175 make them shit themselves in fear at the bear they poked...

***


Sorry, folks. Bear's closed. Moose limb out front should have told you.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 18, 2015 01:01 PM (NeFrd)

176 I doubt they actually asked for anything the base wanted, Seamus.


Posted by: Chupacabra at December 18, 2015 12:54 PM (kZVsz)


*****


True enough. I engaged in a little literary license in order to set up the punch line.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 18, 2015 01:03 PM (NeFrd)

177 Neo described why people are so anxious -- and honestly, why would Obama understand this given he's convinced we're all bigoted rednecks?

In addition, not long before these attacks occurred, the West had been rocked by a massive influx of so-called "refugees" from Syria --- home of ISIS --- and the concomitant fears about who they were and why they were on the move from the relative safety of their refugee camps in Turkey and other Muslim countries. Europeans and Americans feel helpless in the face of their leaders' failure to protect them, or to even acknowledge there might be something wrong with accepting all these refugees at this point.

In short, they --- and we --- feel vulnerable, unacknowledged, not listened to, betrayed, and literally disarmed in the face of a hidden enemy that has been revealed to have been as ruthless and bloodthirsty as the villains in a terrible nightmare. Only this nightmare is real.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2015 01:04 PM (NOIQH)

178 Anybody tell Ace how to spell San Bernardino? (headline)

(I wouldn't know, myself, except for some pedant in comments shortly after the attack.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - pedantically at December 18, 2015 01:04 PM (/B6Iw)

179 In short, they --- and we --- feel
vulnerable, unacknowledged, not listened to, betrayed, and literally
disarmed



Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2015 01:04 PM (NOIQH)


For me there's another dynamic that (ahem) trumps all of the feelings above: I feel like we're being played for chumps, and that pisses me off more than anything.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 18, 2015 01:06 PM (oKE6c)

180 Anybody tell Ace how to spell San Bernardino? (headline)

I'm pretty sure it's spelled San Berdoo.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 18, 2015 01:07 PM (jhqr1)

181 >>I feel like we're being played for chumps, and that pisses me off more than anything.

Yes, good point.

Such as how they lie in such as way that you know they're lying. Intentionally, just to rub our noses in it.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2015 01:09 PM (NOIQH)

182 Anybody tell Ace how to spell San Bernardino?


*****


Just be glad the attack didn't take place in Alberqerke...
er...Albukwerke...
er...Albekirk...
er...

New Mexico.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 18, 2015 01:11 PM (NeFrd)

183 His initial response is what he really thinks: he thinks that we're all irrational and immature because we allow ourselves to be spooked by Cable News and "terrorism".

You can see it in the "you are more likely to be killed by X than by terrorism" memes within your facebook timeline and we saw it when John Kerry was running for President. They don't think that they are obligated to protect us from terrorism. They are obligated to control every aspect of our lives, domestically.

Posted by: West Town at December 18, 2015 01:39 PM (Y3C5w)

184
ace,

It should also be noticed how utterly out of touch the NYT must be to have not immediately realized how damaging Obama's admission is! That's why the NYT didn't think twice about straight reporting what Obama said.
So Obama is not alone in the incredible obliviousness that led him to make such a stunning admission.

The vast majority of progressives simply do not grasp that the rest of the country is deeply disturbed and greatly horrified by acts of terrorism. Oh, they know terrorism is a big deal and all. But progressives have gotten so comfortable in automatically imposing political correctness that all other sentiments become (at best) a second priority.
Also, progressives tend to look at any significant event in terms of how it might impact their political cause. So the real problem with the San Bernardino terror attack was not the mass murder in the name of a holy war being waged against the US and the West. No, the real problem is that the attack might make Obama and his policies look bad. And that it might cause Americans to wonder if their was a problem within Muslim culture. Those were the progressives' top concern regarding the terror attack.

Anyway, it's very telling that the NYT initially didn't notice that what Obama said was jaw-dropping admission.


Posted by: Trump Super Fan at December 18, 2015 02:42 PM (l2dSQ)

185 The missing GoPro is in the whitehouse.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 18, 2015 05:47 PM (T78UI)

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Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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