Biden's Speech Will Blame Trump... For a Withdrawal That Biden's Been Pushing For For 12 Years
"Increasing Frustration and Even Anger" Among Administration Officials Over Biden's Deadly Bungling

The world waits: What flavor ice cream with Grampa Alzheimer self-medicate with at the "press conference"?

Link to Biden's statement, here.

Just kidding. That's what's going on in his rotting brains.

Link to the speech here.

The Ruling Class is starting to crack due to the immense, humiliating catastrophe of our Absentee President:


@idreesali114 (@Reuters
Foreign Policy Correspondent covering the Pentagon)

Nearly a half dozen U.S. officials (across the administration) tell Reuters that there is increasing frustration and even anger with the way Biden has handled the evacuation from Kabul, saying his White House wasted too much time in the months leading up to last week.

Officials say the military for weeks had been telling the White House that they were ready to do more, in terms of basing and flights from evacuating Afghans, but a decision didn't come until it was too late.

https://tinyurl.com/yjqm8hoe
Posted by: Tami

Trust your Managerial Expert Class, everyone.

They just move from strength to strength, from victory to victory.

From stunning to brave.


Back in July, state department spokes "man" Ned Price tried to claim that the pull-out from Afghanistan was Trump's policy, not Biden's -- but that Biden couldn't overturn it.


So Biden was going ahead with it, but if it didn't work, well it was the Bad Orange Man's fault.

Matt Lee -- one of the few actual reporters in the business -- called bullshit and pointed out that Biden had reversed many of Trump's foreign policy decisions, from the Mexico City abortion ban to the ending of the policy that any illegal immigrant claiming asylum must do so at the first safe country they arrive at after leaving their homeland, rather than going all the way to the US.

If Biden can reverse all those policies, then, he could reverse Trump's decision to get out of Afghanistan.

But he didn't.

Making this Biden's choice. His decision, for which he is accountable.

Not something he can say "The other guy did it."

But, after vowing heroically to Restore Our Norms by having a president who takes responsibility for his actions, Biden cleared his head with a Medicinal Ice Cream Cone and decided, nah, it's Trump's fault after all:

I sure hope the Taliban doesn't capture the American flag.

No, I mean the real American flag -- the Gay Pride Flag this crew flies at embassies.

kabulprideflag

As noted by Ed Morrissey (here's the link if you insist), Joe Biden has been pushing to get out of Afghanistan since 2009, so he can't claim he inherited this from Trump.

From the NYTimes in 2012:

Mr. Obama met in the Situation Room with his top advisers on Sept. 13 to begin chewing over the problem, said officials involved in the debate. Among those on hand were Mr. Biden; Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates; Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; James L. Jones, the national security adviser; and Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

They reached no consensus, so three or four more such meetings are being scheduled. "There are a lot of competing views," said one official who, like others in this article, requested anonymity to discuss internal administration deliberations.

Among the alternatives being presented to Mr. Obama is Mr. Biden's suggestion to revamp the strategy altogether. Instead of increasing troops, officials said, Mr. Biden proposed scaling back the overall American military presence. Rather than trying to protect the Afghan population from the Taliban, American forces would concentrate on strikes against Qaeda cells, primarily in Pakistan, using special forces, Predator missile attacks and other surgical tactics.

Some Twitter "friend" of Morrissey's made this salient point: Biden's been thinking about this (to the extent he is medically capable) for 12 fucking years and this grabass clusterfuck is the best roll-out he could manage?

Posted by: Ace at 03:41 PM




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1 SPONGE!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, The Suicide Squad review at August 16, 2021 02:41 PM (eeRB6)

2 The one.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at August 16, 2021 02:41 PM (+EUvM)

3 Is it cheating for ace to announce the nood?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at August 16, 2021 02:41 PM (z5Vrg)

4 It's their only play, and everyone knows its garbage.

No one is going to buy that people suddenly hanging off jets in an evacuation is Trump's fault from last year.

Posted by: Blago at August 16, 2021 02:41 PM (rgPy5)

5 And this is my shocked face. It looks like my usual face, I'll admit

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, The Suicide Squad review at August 16, 2021 02:42 PM (eeRB6)

6 It's a shame we couldn;t evacualte on *September 11th* as was originally announced by Biden back in April.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 16, 2021 02:42 PM (bDqIh)

7 "Increasing Frustration and Even Anger" Among Administration Officials Over Biden's Deadly Bungling

They're pretending Biden's in charge, and makes decisions?

Posted by: spindrift at August 16, 2021 02:42 PM (h5TKJ)

8 Think he's start on time?


LOL

Posted by: Lizzy at August 16, 2021 02:42 PM (bDqIh)

9 Biden's Speech Will Blame Trump...


You don't even need a certain foul-mouthed time traveling sandwich to know that.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 16, 2021 02:42 PM (yQpMk)

10 Kamala is waiting with 'bated breath.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at August 16, 2021 02:42 PM (Dc2NZ)

11 There's really no way to pin this on Trump. Biden doesn't entirely own the defeat - defeat was inevitable - but he owns the final withdrawal and this catastrophic multi-dimensional (perhaps even pan-dimensional) humiliation and fuckup.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 02:42 PM (3p5uk)

12 Why would Biden save people who aren't (potentially) going to vote for the 'rats?

Posted by: CPT. Charles at August 16, 2021 02:43 PM (W+kMI)

13 This is, more than a humiliation for America, total disaster for the Rubin/ Kristol/ Frum crowd. Among the many terrible consequences for them is the American population being wise to their treacherous, incompetent nature.

Just let them "crack down" on whites now. Then you'll really see some sparks.

Posted by: trev006 at August 16, 2021 02:43 PM (Mv6Yy)

14 Willowed:

These lies were necessary because the effective post 9/11 solution was far outside the Overton Window:

(1) Absolutely secure the border.
(2) No more Muslim immigration, including student and tourist visas. No refugees. If things get bad in Muslim Country #1, the refugees can go to one of the other 56 Muslim countries.
(3) Optional: Flatten Afghanistan into glass. . . .

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at August 16, 2021

***
2b: Eject every single Moslem already here. To where? You can pick a country. But be sure, because you aren't coming back.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021 02:43 PM (/XOcP)

15 I'd heard they'd already gotten the American gay pride flag but maybe that was just an internet rumor.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at August 16, 2021 02:43 PM (z5Vrg)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021 02:43 PM (/XOcP)

17 As Razorfist stated eloquently today, if Biden had stuck with Trump's timeframe, he might be able to make a case that the pullout was something he 'inherited' and was all Trump's fault.

But Biden changed the timeline, pissed off the warlords who saw the US agreements as worthless and started taking Taliban/Chinese money to surrender.

Biden owns this. Let him soak in it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, The Suicide Squad review at August 16, 2021 02:43 PM (eeRB6)

18 $10 says Biden shits himself.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 16, 2021 02:43 PM (/MaDp)

19 The horse seems happy!

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at August 16, 2021 02:44 PM (sX1BW)

20 Kamala is waiting with 'bated breath.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at August 16, 2021 02:42 PM (Dc2NZ)

Oh my stars and garters, that's wicked funny.

Posted by: Count de Monet, unvaccinated American at August 16, 2021 02:44 PM (4I/2K)

21 I'm predicting lots of nonsense and gibberish. And then Biden will speak!

Posted by: t-bird at August 16, 2021 02:44 PM (8eSmR)

22 I'm curious to see how big his pupils will be this time.

Surprised the Biden Presidency didn't usher in Legalized Meth.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at August 16, 2021 02:44 PM (Dc2NZ)

23 Even the Taliban doesn't want to rape Jen Rubin.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 02:44 PM (ptqGC)

24 But Biden did alter Trump's plan, so he doesn't even have the fig leaf of "I was just following orders".

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at August 16, 2021 02:44 PM (DXFDM)

25 A new thread so important that Ace himself called it in the previous thread.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 02:44 PM (LvTSG)

26

Taliban takes back licensed guns for security from Afghans: Reports
By : ABP News Bureau | Updated : 16 Aug 2021 06:00 PM (IST)

According to foreign reports, the Taliban have started taking licensed guns from Afghans families. They say that the citizens don't need guns for protection now.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 16, 2021 02:44 PM (63Dwl)

27 Trump told them not to do any type of preparation whatsoever.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 02:44 PM (9C6CX)

28 This speech will be a disaster and widely panned. Then Biden will be replaced....all according to plan.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at August 16, 2021 02:44 PM (HmZuC)

29 Bai Den in one minute?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 16, 2021 02:44 PM (OCTRt)

30 JOE MUST GO!

Posted by: rd at August 16, 2021 02:44 PM (Z32m1)

31 They've been feeding Joey ice cream laced with meds all day.


Can't wait to watch this shit fest.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 02:45 PM (ptqGC)

32 According to foreign reports, the Taliban have started taking licensed guns from Afghans families. They say that the citizens don't need guns for protection now.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 16, 2021 02:44 PM (63Dwl)

America in 2022

Posted by: In Exile at August 16, 2021 02:45 PM (dPOAr)

33 He's late as of now. Let's see if he makes it before the top of the hour...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 02:45 PM (3p5uk)

34 Biden's speech:

Never gets above a whisper
Asks us all to come together to support something or other
Mentions brave sacrifice
Lasts about 10 minutes
Features no questions

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at August 16, 2021 02:45 PM (KbCG3)

35 Nearly a half dozen U.S. officials (across the administration) tell Reuters that there is increasing frustration and even anger with the way Biden has handled the evacuation

the Bidete-bots standing up for their man on this timeline are just so...precious

Posted by: kallisto at August 16, 2021 02:45 PM (DJFLF)

36 In other news - Kamala Harris says she is President of Haiti

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 16, 2021 02:45 PM (K0gFl)

37 Biden is jealous of any man who can wipe his own ass.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 02:45 PM (guGkK)

38 According to foreign reports, the Taliban have started taking licensed guns from Afghans families. They say that the citizens don't need guns for protection now.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 16, 2021 02:44 PM (63Dwl)
++++
One of many reasons that registration is a tool of abject tyranny.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 02:45 PM (3p5uk)

39 i coulda been a contender

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at August 16, 2021 02:45 PM (ei6Dp)

40 Ugh. People are still pretending that nuking the Afghans and expelling the Muslims would have solved any of this? Not a prayer. If things got really insane, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia would be likely to retaliate by nuking NYC.

Posted by: trev006 at August 16, 2021 02:45 PM (7FqRW)

41 Y'all quit saying stuff like "It can't get any worse." The cabal is rising to the challenge.

Posted by: Catherine at August 16, 2021 02:45 PM (gKd1+)

42 Wow, that Kristi Noem tweet is spicy!
Not.

They're just thorwing sh#t up against the wall to see what GOP Emanuel Goldstein they can make the mob hate instead of Biden.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 16, 2021 02:45 PM (bDqIh)

43 3:45 Where's Biden?

Posted by: WisRich at August 16, 2021 02:45 PM (G0vdT)

44 If Biden can reverse all those policies, then, he could reverse Trump's decision to get out of Afghanistan.


Hawaiian judge has ruled....Trumps fault

Posted by: Bruce at August 16, 2021 02:46 PM (vd8XM)

45 Pack your bags, Jill. Hope your moment in the sunshine as FLOTUS was worth it.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 02:46 PM (ptqGC)

46 Some Twitter "friend" of Morrissey's made this salient point: Biden's been thinking about this (to the extent he is medically capable) for 12 fucking years and this grabass clusterfuck is the best roll-out he could manage?

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All that thinking makes confusing sounds inside Biden's head. 12 years created quite the cacophony.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 02:46 PM (LvTSG)

47
America in 2022
Posted by: In Exile at August 16, 2021 02:45 PM (dPOAr)

Don't think it will be so easy here

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 02:46 PM (I2VcN)

48 Trump told them to use the extra time they gave themselves to sit on their behinds and do nothing (they could change the date but Trump maxe them do everything else).

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 02:46 PM (9C6CX)

49 I saw a lot of that on Twitter. But Biden reversed the date we would be out. So it's a lie that he couldn't do anything.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at August 16, 2021 02:46 PM (5HBd1)

50 How late will Biden be? I'm guessing 45 minutes.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 16, 2021 02:46 PM (UW2ZS)

51 43 3:45 Where's Biden?
Posted by: WisRich at August 16, 2021 02:45 PM (G0vdT)

He's home, washing his tights!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, The Suicide Squad review at August 16, 2021 02:46 PM (eeRB6)

52 Should Biden lay the blame on Trump in this address, I predict a rage cloud will raise over the world and things will never be the same. Domino effect of bad things.

Posted by: Stellastwocents at August 16, 2021 02:46 PM (cRbt7)

53 Sock puppet to speak! It'll be cringe, that's for sure.

Posted by: Ziba at August 16, 2021 02:46 PM (S1hrL)

54 Will he lean forward and whisper?

Posted by: Caliban at August 16, 2021 02:46 PM (HgGBT)

55 Thanks Trump, for letting this happen! /s


The troops, and the other Americans there, would have been gone by now if Trump was elected like he obviously was.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 16, 2021 02:47 PM (XSRBF)

56 As noted by Ed Morrissey (here's the link if you insist), Joe Biden has been pushing to get out of Afghanistan since 2009,

That's not fair, I've only had twelve years to figure a plan out!

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 16, 2021 02:47 PM (KDCRD)

57 I expect President Trump will be watching and unless they can completely cut it off, he will have some strong response. He doesn't like being blamed for things he is not responsible for.

Pray for President Trump and his family.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 16, 2021 02:47 PM (ai5jE)

58 I honestly think if Biden's play is to blame it on Trump, it makes him look even weaker. Like he's not really the commander in chief.

I was talking to someone today that has a very low opinion of Trump, and even they conceded the Taliban would have not pulled this shit had Trump been President.

Posted by: Blago at August 16, 2021 02:47 PM (rgPy5)

59 Don't think it will be so easy here
Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 02:46 PM (I2VcN)

Well...not *here* (in TX), but the people who keep simping for every fascist influence with mask mandates, lockdowns, etc. will totally buy in "for the children"

Posted by: In Exile at August 16, 2021 02:47 PM (dPOAr)

60 It sounds like what I figured a couple days ago: we're starting to see the unnamed sources about delays in decisionmaking. Next will come the stories about how Biden struggled to understand the issues being discussed in his briefings, how he was constantly distracted, etc.

Also, this is going to kill him with the managerial class because they will endure a lot but not public humiliation. These social media addicts live for being popular and garnering fake respect on Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 16, 2021 02:47 PM (jOcSX)

61 Kamala is waiting with master'bated breath.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at August 16, 2021 02:42 PM (Dc2NZ)

FTFY

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at August 16, 2021 02:47 PM (8D42x)

62 there is increasing frustration and even anger with the way Biden has handled the evacuation

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

Anger that America is being humilated?
Anger that so many lives were wrecked in vain?
Anger that our tax dollars were squandered?
Anger that the enemy is getting our weapons?

Or just anger that they will have to do more work, get some blame, and it will reflect poorly on them?

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at August 16, 2021 02:47 PM (sX1BW)

63 Good for Kristi Noem. More and more I'm thinking South Dakota as my destination once I pull out of this hellhole.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021 02:47 PM (/XOcP)

64 Kamala is waiting with 'bated breath.

Go 'way.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at August 16, 2021 02:47 PM (HaL55)

65 Besides, Trump made a deal: leave by May 1, it was all arranged...

...Biden broke that deal (so the ChiComs could grease all the right palms).

Once all deals were off...you know the rest of the story.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at August 16, 2021 02:47 PM (W+kMI)

66 I would give anything to see him stroke out on National TV...

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 02:47 PM (I2VcN)

67 Wow, that Kristi Noem tweet is spicy!
Not.

They're just thorwing sh#t up against the wall to see what GOP Emanuel Goldstein they can make the mob hate instead of Biden.
Posted by: Lizzy at August 16, 2021 02:45 PM (bDqIh)
++++
Which is that?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 02:47 PM (3p5uk)

68 Will he lean forward and whisper?
Posted by: Caliban at August 16, 2021 02:46 PM (HgGBT)




*whispers*we won.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 16, 2021 02:47 PM (yQpMk)

69 Will Tolly Bon pull down the LGBT flag and take a whiz on it? I hope not, that would be so gauche and unsportsmanlike.

Posted by: kallisto at August 16, 2021 02:47 PM (DJFLF)

70 Yeah, what I did in your mouth...

...it was your last boyfriend's policy to do that. I couldn't overturn what he'd already set into motion.

*shrug*

Posted by: Willie Brown to Kamala Harris at August 16, 2021 02:48 PM (ePZfA)

71 Here's the other thing: Biden has the same military that Trump had. They already had things in place to make the May withdrawal. What did Biden change?

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at August 16, 2021 02:48 PM (5HBd1)

72 I can't decide whether to watch or not. Usually, if I watch he comes off half coherent. If I don't watch, it's a clusterf*ck.

Decisions, decisions....

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 02:48 PM (cF8AT)

73
Taliban takes back licensed guns for security from Afghans: Reports
By : ABP News Bureau | Updated : 16 Aug 2021 06:00 PM (IST)

According to foreign reports, the Taliban have started taking licensed guns from Afghans families. They say that the citizens don't need guns for protection now.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 16, 2021 02:44 PM (63Dwl)


Privately owned guns just get in the way when they come to execute you and your family. Things get so messy and it really throws off the executioners schedules.

Never Register Your Guns.

Posted by: rd at August 16, 2021 02:48 PM (Z32m1)

74 IT WASN'T MY FAULT! THE SUN WAS IN MY EYES! I HAD TO GO POTTY!

Posted by: Joe Biden's Last Remaining Synapse at August 16, 2021 02:48 PM (guGkK)

75 People are still pretending that nuking the Afghans and expelling the Muslims would have solved any of this?

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I think it would have solved a lot. Felt better too.

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at August 16, 2021 02:48 PM (sX1BW)

76 I hope we get Kamala in the background in her black pantsuit and mask. Hovering like a vulture behind Joe.


But I'll bet she's scared to death of having to take over the hot mess he's leaving.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 02:48 PM (ptqGC)

77 40 Ugh. People are still pretending that nuking the Afghans and expelling the Muslims would have solved any of this? Not a prayer. If things got really insane, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia would be likely to retaliate by nuking NYC.
Posted by: trev006 at August 16, 2021 02:45 PM (7FqRW)

Only Pakistan has nukes. Dunno if they have ICBMs.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at August 16, 2021 02:48 PM (z5Vrg)

78 The Sex Pistols! Nice, Ace.

Johnny Lyden: "Burn [Pentagon] Burn":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uctraa3zKCI

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at August 16, 2021 02:48 PM (Dc2NZ)

79 After this, I'm not sure Kamala would want to preside over this poopshow.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 02:48 PM (9C6CX)

80 I wouldn't normally watch a Biden press conference, but I want to hear what this piece of shit has to say.

Posted by: x at August 16, 2021 02:49 PM (oA+QO)

81 Next, we're splitting Iraq into 3 slices of pizza

Posted by: Joe at August 16, 2021 02:49 PM (uCLWI)

82 It isn't just the Fox News stream that Ace tweeted. The WH official stream is also on a hold page:
https://youtu.be/dHM_1YOXpg4

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 02:49 PM (3p5uk)

83 So, it's Trump's fault. Which directive from Trump forbade you to have a plan, ANY plan, to extract the people who foolishly trusted us? Be specific.

Posted by: pep at August 16, 2021 02:49 PM (ZsR3z)

84 >>Which is that?


The Tom Nichols one in the post with a pic of Noenm at the Stugis event, as if that had any relevance.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 16, 2021 02:49 PM (bDqIh)

85 i don`t buy the "they reversed all trump`s other decisions" b.s.....that implies that this actually WAS trump`s plan...and i don`t buy that for a second ,either....i doubt trump was going to pull a cut and run clusterfark like the biden administration just did...this was totally irreponsible...

we need better messaging....this is biden`s f up,period...don`t give the bastard`s cover through sloppy messaging.....

Posted by: uncouth jay marks at August 16, 2021 02:49 PM (GT8Ln)

86 My prediction, as if I know anything. I mean, I'm not Experty McExpertson like that no-neck chode of a twitter addict who teaches young officers how to fuck up at the Naval War College.

(1) Praise for the troops. Mostly pro-forma.

(2) Recognition of the humanitarian catastrophe.

(3) Commitment to getting everyone who helped America (and their families) out of there.

(4) Announcement that #3 will be accomplished by a small troop surge to control the airport. There will be a clear warning that if the Taliban interferes, we will fuck them up. We promise that we're not staying a minute longer than it takes to get everyone out.

(5) No blaming Trump, but also no accepting responsibility. That's the trade he's offering. "Don't blame me, and I won't blame your guy." The theme will be "looking forward, not back"

That's what I think will happen, simply because I think it's the best option at this point.

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at August 16, 2021 02:49 PM (nLvby)

87 Is there a link to this goat rodeo?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 02:49 PM (guGkK)

88 Did anyone have higher expectations than bungling?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 16, 2021 02:49 PM (cSyAR)

89 Twenty bucks says the Biden kid will pick his nose live on TV.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 16, 2021 02:49 PM (R/m4+)

90 I honestly think if Biden's play is to blame it on Trump, it makes him look even weaker. Like he's not really the commander in chief.

I was talking to someone today that has a very low opinion of Trump, and even they conceded the Taliban would have not pulled this shit had Trump been President.
Posted by: Blago at August 16, 2021 02:47 PM (rgPy5)


The problem is that they lack other options. The military has already started to push back on the narrative that they somehow told Biden that everything would be hunky-dory. They won't admit that they screwed up. The most they can hope to do is blame Trump and see if it sticks.

I wouldn't be surprised if the WH eventually calls for a special prosecutor to investigate Trump over the Afghanistan withdrawal agreement.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 16, 2021 02:49 PM (jOcSX)

91 Sell it someplace else. We're full up.

Posted by: Joe's Depends at August 16, 2021 02:49 PM (WmGrA)

92 You know what's a shame? The embassy fell right after they celebrated Pride Month.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 02:49 PM (ptqGC)

93 They've been feeding Joey ice cream laced with meds all day.

Can't wait to watch this shit fest.
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021


***
Not a literal one, I hope. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021 02:49 PM (/XOcP)

94 Yeah, the media has been telegraphing the new talking points for the past hour. So obviously they've got their strategy in place. The last expert I saw trotted out started with saying what a debacle it was, how bad America looked to the rest of the world, that we had turned our backs on our allies - and that it was all Trump's fault. He brokered the deal, and Biden was forced to change the timeline as it was impossible the way it had been laid out. Of course it's 100% the opposite of what was coming out of Biden's mouth for the past 3 months, but who cares. Lie, lie, lie, lie and some of it will stick.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 02:49 PM (wAnMi)

95 Clearly Trump needs to be impeached again for this fiasco...

Posted by: steevy at August 16, 2021 02:49 PM (uUDKV)

96 Was Trump's plan to abandon all those who helped the US, dooming them to certain death so they'd rather take their chances having onto the wing of a jet in flight?

And to abandon all our weaponry and documents ?

And then Run?



Me thinks not.

Posted by: LASue at August 16, 2021 02:49 PM (Ed8Zd)

97 79 After this, I'm not sure Kamala would want to preside over this poopshow.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 02:48 PM (9C6CX)

She's more the donkey show type

Posted by: In Exile at August 16, 2021 02:49 PM (dPOAr)

98 After this, I'm not sure Kamala would want to preside over this poopshow.

I think her Ego would take over... She wants to be ruler

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 02:49 PM (I2VcN)

99 79 After this, I'm not sure Kamala would want to preside over this poopshow.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 02:48 PM (9C6CX)

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"The refuse of the old administration is gone. Afghanistan was his fault, and I have nothing to do with it. It's over now. I am looking towards the future, and I will crush all white people with the full support of the administrative state."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 02:49 PM (LvTSG)

100 I would give anything to see him stroke out on National TV...
Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 02:47 PM (I2VcN)
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Honestly I thought it was going to happen during the debate where his eye started bleeding.

Posted by: reason at August 16, 2021 02:50 PM (ePZfA)

101 styxhexenhammer666 is livestreaming Joey CornPop's "address", if anyone is interested"

https://tinyurl.com/2tj5nc8u

Posted by: kallisto at August 16, 2021 02:50 PM (DJFLF)

102 So Afghanistan is now under the open rule of those wanting to force it back into the 12th Century.

In fairness to ConGrift inc, this is a norm restored after 20 wasted years.

Posted by: Bete at August 16, 2021 02:50 PM (F9322)

103 He's late. It's not nice to keep the people you serve waiting.

Posted by: f'd at August 16, 2021 02:50 PM (Tnijr)

104 Well, it's 3:49 Eastern. No Slo Joe.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 16, 2021 02:50 PM (OCTRt)

105 Ugh. People are still pretending that nuking the Afghans and expelling the Muslims would have solved any of this? Not a prayer. If things got really insane, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia would be likely to retaliate by nuking NYC.
Posted by: trev006 at August 16, 2021 02:45 PM (7FqRW)

Only Pakistan has nukes. Dunno if they have ICBMs.
Posted by: R

saudis were the guys that paid for the pakis nuks, they have an arrangemnt

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 16, 2021 02:50 PM (sLvU4)

106 Good for Kristi Noem. More and more I'm thinking South Dakota as my destination once I pull out of this hellhole.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021 02:47 PM (/XOcP)

Aim for the west or east edge of the state then. The middle is pretty miserable terrain.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, The Suicide Squad review at August 16, 2021 02:50 PM (eeRB6)

107 >>>Nearly a half dozen U.S. officials (across the administration) tell Reuters that there is increasing frustration and even anger with the way Biden has handled the evacuation from Kabul


The traditional ritual in DC called CYA has just started. No pensions will be harmed in the resolution of this crisis.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at August 16, 2021 02:50 PM (HmZuC)

108 Biden to the world: lolgf

Posted by: Jak Sucio at August 16, 2021 02:50 PM (yU31s)

109 Wolfus,
I'm already planning on SD for a lot of reasons and Kristi Noem isn't one of them. It's a good state for retirees.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at August 16, 2021 02:50 PM (5HBd1)

110 I'm waiting on whitehouse dot gov. For some reason utoob no longer works in our house.

Posted by: f'd at August 16, 2021 02:51 PM (Tnijr)

111 Before the demented moron comes on to stumble his way through a canned speech, here's a pre-debacle palate cleanser in the form of a pretty redhead:
https://is.gd/dzfLbX

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 02:51 PM (3p5uk)

112 90 The problem is that they lack other options. The military has already started to push back on the narrative that they somehow told Biden that everything would be hunky-dory. They won't admit that they screwed up. The most they can hope to do is blame Trump and see if it sticks.

I wouldn't be surprised if the WH eventually calls for a special prosecutor to investigate Trump over the Afghanistan withdrawal agreement.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 16, 2021 02:49 PM (jOcSX)

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They're going to scream it a lot, but I doubt it works all that well outside of blue enclaves of thought. It'll trend on Twitter easily, but that's because Twitter is leftist and still tries to tilt the scales.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 02:51 PM (LvTSG)

113 > Only Pakistan has nukes. Dunno if they have ICBMs.

Why would they need ICBMs? Walk the thing across the southern border.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 16, 2021 02:51 PM (UW2ZS)

114 You know what's a shame? The embassy fell right after they celebrated Pride Month.
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 02:49 PM (ptqGC)


They really are running out of people with functioning brains to support them. Hell, things were going to shit last week, and what's important to the Biden regime? Trotting "Cooper" out to tell us to take our medicine.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 02:51 PM (wAnMi)

115 Does stress worsen dementia symptoms? Cos we may see Beijing Biden being led in by the hand by Dr Jill, ehile the drool falls from his mouth onto his shirt.

Huh. I may actually watch this.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 02:51 PM (9C6CX)

116 The adults are back in charge.
You'd think they'd be thanking us.
Besides, it's all Trump's fault.

Posted by: Mrm88 at August 16, 2021 02:51 PM (jIL4c)

117 If Biden can reverse all those policies, then, he could reverse Trump's decision to get out of Afghanistan.

But I did reverse Trump's policy! He was going to get the civilians out first...

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 16, 2021 02:51 PM (lIIT7)

118 The traditional ritual in DC called CYA has just started. No pensions will be harmed in the resolution of this crisis.

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It may get so bad, that these people will have to leave their public service calling for millions in the lobbying / consulting fields.

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at August 16, 2021 02:51 PM (sX1BW)

119 40 Ugh. People are still pretending that nuking the Afghans and expelling the Muslims would have solved any of this? Not a prayer. If things got really insane, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia would be likely to retaliate by nuking NYC.
Posted by: trev006 at August 16, 2021 02:45 PM (7FqRW)
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The only Muslims who attack the U.S. mainland are the ones we invite in.

So stop inviting them in.

Simple as.

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at August 16, 2021 02:51 PM (nLvby)

120 I'm already planning on SD for a lot of reasons and Kristi Noem isn't one of them.

I'd certainly prefer her to my Gov. Newsome

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 02:51 PM (I2VcN)

121 The traditional ritual in DC called CYA has just started. No pensions will be harmed in the resolution of this crisis.
Posted by: Citizen Cake at August 16, 2021 02:50 PM (HmZuC)

Painfully accurate

Posted by: In Exile at August 16, 2021 02:51 PM (dPOAr)

122 It's a shame we couldn;t evacualte on *September 11th* as was originally announced by Biden back in April.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 16, 2021 02:42 PM (bDqIh)

Apparently August 19th is Afghanistan's Independence Day. I'm guessing that the taliban want to be able to declare total victory and "Independence from the oppressive invaders" on that day. Looks like they'll probably be able to.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 16, 2021 02:51 PM (1lKRm)

123 So, rather than riding in a parade in their home state, a GOP governor should be...commanding the US armed forces and negotiating extraction from Afghanistan?

This is not the fundamental unseriousness he was looking for.

Try looking in the entirety of DC and the shitholes we call "higher education."

Posted by: bicentennialguy at August 16, 2021 02:51 PM (IytoW)

124 This would be a good time for Vega to increase the signal to the steel plate in his head.

Posted by: wth at August 16, 2021 02:51 PM (v0R5T)

125 nobody wants to be in sd

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 16, 2021 02:52 PM (sLvU4)

126 WaPo feed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocupl4q7En4

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 02:52 PM (guGkK)

127 If Joey walks out carrying an ice cream cone, I'm going to hit Ace's tip jar bigly. Yuge, even.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 02:52 PM (ptqGC)

128 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at August 16, 2021 02:52 PM (Zz0t1)

129 Should Biden lay the blame on Trump in this address, I predict a rage cloud will raise over the world and things will never be the same. Domino effect of bad things.
Posted by: Stellastwocents at August 16, 2021 02:46 PM (cRbt7)


Not a chance. "It's Trump's fault!" is the lifeboat that the administration, the generals, the MFM and the GOP are scrambling for as the RMS Afghanistan sinks into the North Atlantic. It absolves them of blame, eases their consciences and allows them to keep the dreaded Donald in isolation.

Nobody gives a shit and nobody is going to do anything. Period, end of story.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 16, 2021 02:52 PM (2JVJo)

130 Well, it's 3:49 Eastern. No Slo Joe.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 16, 2021 02:50 PM (OCTRt)

They're pumping him full of the last batch of meds.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 02:52 PM (9C6CX)

131 I hope the upgrade to Minx 0.8 alpha goes better than this.

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2021 02:53 PM (nkobF)

132 Joey is late, going to go work on some model planes. Glue and paint fumes for the win.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 16, 2021 02:53 PM (K0gFl)

133 Nearly a half dozen U.S. officials (across the administration) tell Reuters that there is increasing frustration and even anger with the way Biden has handled the evacuation from Kabul,

Yeah, yeah, just like there were all sorts of FBI agents positively seething with rage over Comey's whitewash of Hillary's crimes. Oh, it made them so mad, they had so much *integrity*! Why, a whole bunch of them were going to resign in disgust any day now! It's all just a puppet show, trying to convince the rubes that the government is anything but a rotting merry-go-round with pieces flying off in every direction.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at August 16, 2021 02:53 PM (DWDek)

134 127 If Joey walks out carrying an ice cream cone, I'm going to hit Ace's tip jar bigly. Yuge, even.
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 02:52 PM (ptqGC)
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Flaming Ice Cream Cone!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at August 16, 2021 02:53 PM (Dc2NZ)

135 I think her Ego would take over... She wants to be ruler
Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 02:49 PM (I2VcN)
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Absolutely. L.A. Evita just wants the optics.

A couple smiling cackles from the rose garden.

A picture sitting at the Resolute, with her trendy Converse sneakers up on the corner.

Even if the doors are locked and the skies are ablaze through the window, it doesn't matter. She is *there.*

Posted by: reason at August 16, 2021 02:53 PM (ePZfA)

136 According to foreign reports, the Taliban have started taking licensed guns from Afghans families. They say that the citizens don't need guns for protection now.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 16, 2021 02:44 PM (63Dwl)

clearly Afghanistan will now be a bastion of peace and order with eviiiil gunzzz out of the hands of the citizenry

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at August 16, 2021 02:53 PM (oEn12)

137
The only Muslims who attack the U.S. mainland are the ones we invite in.

So stop inviting them in.

Simple as.
Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at August 16, 2021 02:51 PM (nLvby)

Weren't a bunch of them here illegaly?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at August 16, 2021 02:53 PM (z5Vrg)

138 there's nothing scarier than a democrat president panicking because of bad performance and polls. Who is he going to nuke? I mean, you know, which hot bed of america insurrectionists is it?

ok, maybe a female cop...but that's about it that's scarier.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at August 16, 2021 02:53 PM (ZZK0E)

139 BLAME BUSH!!!
BLAME, umm...
BLAME TRUMP!!!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 02:53 PM (guGkK)

140 Nearly a half dozen U.S. officials (across the administration) tell Reuters that there is increasing frustration and even anger with the way Biden has handled the evacuation from Kabul

We can't believe he listened to us. He should have known better!

Posted by: Anonymous Officials at August 16, 2021 02:53 PM (lIIT7)

141 So Dirty Uncle Joe's gonna speak at 3:45. Is that London or Moscow time?

Posted by: OldDominionMom at August 16, 2021 02:53 PM (dH/BH)

142 Aim for the west or east edge of the state then. The middle is pretty miserable terrain.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, The Suicide Squad review at August 16, 2021


***
Thinking about the Sioux Falls area. I need to be near medical care when and if, and auto repair places, plus good Internet.

It's not so much that Kristy Noem is governor there, it's merely the tough-minded, "American" attitude that she seems to typify.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021 02:53 PM (/XOcP)

143 Joe's lips are stuck together with Super Glue. He mistook it for paste.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 02:53 PM (ptqGC)

144 Twitter and Facebook banning Trump is insidious and petty, but what makes it really evil is the fact that Biden is about to blame Trump for the mess Biden caused in A'stan---and Trump cannot respond in kind.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 16, 2021 02:53 PM (mR6Gs)

145 Biden's been thinking about this (to the extent he is medically capable) for 12 fucking years and this grabass clusterfuck is the best roll-out he could manage?
___________

During the 8 years of the Obama/Biden administration, Obama put Biden in charge of Afghanistan.

So the shitty situation in Afghanistan that Trump "inherited" as president, he inherited from Biden. And Trump tried to withdraw some U.S. troops, but the Obama ass-kissing generals openly defied his orders, and then laughed publicly about how they had undermined Trump in Afghanistan at every opportunity. Even with all that, Trump managed not to have a mess like this during his 4 years.

And now Biden's incompetence has done this.

This is on him. All of it.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 16, 2021 02:53 PM (k4dH2)

146 "We're going to politicize the fall of Kabul. Also, here is our latest statement about Covid..."

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at August 16, 2021 02:54 PM (49Exr)

147 >>>After this, I'm not sure Kamala would want to preside over this poopshow.

>Kamala would bring in AOC as her VP and then we'll have a green economy and foreign policy.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 16, 2021 02:54 PM (JTpIQ)

148 63 Good for Kristi Noem. More and more I'm thinking South Dakota as my destination once I pull out of this hellhole.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021 02:47 PM (/XOcP)

She bent over as fast as you can say BANK, she sold girl sports down the river.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 16, 2021 02:54 PM (kdi4l)

149 And this is my shocked face. It looks like my usual face, I'll admit
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards


My mother told me if I kept making silly faces it would stay that way someday. She was right again?

Posted by: mikeski at August 16, 2021 02:54 PM (ZlqmI)

150 so, I'm not watching but I know a lot of people are waiting for Joey with baited breath. I see it's, uh, passed 3:45. what's up?

Posted by: Tim Riggins at August 16, 2021 02:54 PM (ZZK0E)

151 Styxhexenhammer666 is telling people to stop calling this Saigon because at least that took a couple of months.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 02:54 PM (9C6CX)

152 So Dirty Uncle Joe's gonna speak at 3:45. Is that London or Moscow time?
Posted by: OldDominionMom at August 16, 2021 02:53 PM (dH/BH)

Camp David time

Posted by: JoeF. at August 16, 2021 02:54 PM (mR6Gs)

153
Day to day, it's like having a drunken nightmare, waking up with a hangover, and then having another nightmare plus hangover.

We have right to defend ourselves against this deranged thieving illegitimate government.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at August 16, 2021 02:54 PM (5a2M+)

154 The Taliban are falling into Stinkfinger's well-laid trap. He has them right where he wants them.

Posted by: flounder at August 16, 2021 02:54 PM (KnJdm)

155 I'm already planning on SD for a lot of reasons and Kristi Noem isn't one of them.

I'd certainly prefer her to my Gov. Newsome
Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021


***
And to John Bell-Pepper Edwards.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021 02:54 PM (/XOcP)

156 3:55 Where's Biden?

Posted by: WisRich at August 16, 2021 02:54 PM (G0vdT)

157 Joey is late, going to go work on some model planes. Glue and paint fumes for the win.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 16, 2021 02:53 PM (K0gFl)
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GURRRL...

Posted by: Hunter Biden at August 16, 2021 02:54 PM (ePZfA)

158 Who is he going to nuke?

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Based on the new terror watch guidelines, the Florida peninsula.

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at August 16, 2021 02:54 PM (sX1BW)

159 there's nothing scarier than a democrat president panicking because of bad performance and polls. Who is he going to nuke? I mean, you know, which hot bed of america insurrectionists is it?

Desert tents and camels everywhere are in hiding.

Posted by: pep at August 16, 2021 02:55 PM (ZsR3z)

160 150 so, I'm not watching but I know a lot of people are waiting for Joey with baited breath. I see it's, uh, passed 3:45. what's up?
Posted by: Tim Riggins at August 16, 2021 02:54 PM (ZZK0E)

Maybe he got lost?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at August 16, 2021 02:55 PM (z5Vrg)

161 Trust your Managerial Expert Class, everyone.

*spit*

Before he usurped the presidency, the trickiest thing Biden ever manager was Tara Reade's panties.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 02:55 PM (guGkK)

162 CNN just showed a beauty salon in Kabul

it's next door to the Jewish deli

Posted by: REDACTED at August 16, 2021 02:55 PM (uCLWI)

163 Biden tells us what we need to know about Afghanistan:

1) Trump set this up. Not my idea.
2) Save the women and children.
3) Gotta blame the feckless Afghans, not us.
4) The airport is safe and secure! safe and secure. safe and secure.
5) Refugees welcome in the US...it's who we are.

Posted by: Ziba at August 16, 2021 02:55 PM (S1hrL)

164
Ladies and gentlemen
The president of the united states!
Fella Americans
He's been sick
And I think his wife is gonna bring him
Some chicken soup

Posted by: Guy who relates everything to a Zappa song at August 16, 2021 02:55 PM (Tnijr)

165 Breaking: 100% of elected Republicans and WH reporters will sleep like babies tonight.

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2021 02:55 PM (nkobF)

166 The Taliban has a spokesman on Twitter. Trump is banned. This is where we are now....

Posted by: steevy at August 16, 2021 02:55 PM (uUDKV)

167 Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 02:51 PM (9C6CX)

Yes; Stress can worsen dementia symptoms, but it's amazing what doctors can do with some drugs to make people sound coherent for a little bit of time if-in this case-he only has to read things from a paper which was written for him

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 16, 2021 02:55 PM (ai5jE)

168 I'm already planning on SD for a lot of reasons and Kristi Noem isn't one of them. It's a good state for retirees.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at August 16, 2021 02:50 PM (5HBd1)

ive been to the western part and it's appealing. it's on my list as possible in a few years. if we last that long...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at August 16, 2021 02:55 PM (8D42x)

169 I'm sure all those "frustrated" government officials will pull a Vindman and start implementing their own policies any minute now...

Posted by: notthatGreg at August 16, 2021 02:55 PM (oCS0o)

170 As much as I love reading that Reuters bit, I've got no use for "anonymous sources say" gossip. These spineless weasels need to come into the light or please be quiet. If they're so opposed, I'm sure they're taking unpopular positions out of principle and attempting to direct the administration in the correct direction.

The military spent 8 months planning a withdrawal from Afghanistan and this is the best they've got. What's the military budget annually? That's the best they can do on a controlled evacuation? Time to start trimming the fat on the bloated military budget. Start with all the overpriced furniture and electronics in the Pentagon.

Posted by: squid_hunt at August 16, 2021 02:55 PM (Ectld)

171 Being late gives the impression that Joey is actively managing the crisis.

Posted by: Weasel at August 16, 2021 02:55 PM (MVjcR)

172 Joe got stuck in a bush outside the Oval Office.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 02:55 PM (ptqGC)

173 Good for Kristi Noem. More and more I'm thinking South Dakota as my destination once I pull out of this hellhole.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021

She bent over as fast as you can say BANK, she sold girl sports down the river.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 16, 2021


***
Still, SD has no mask nonsense. If we wait for "perfect," we'll be waiting a long time.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021 02:55 PM (/XOcP)

174 I do laugh sometimes at how the horde here predicted the Trump blame immediately, its like the biden WH takes clues on what to say monitoring.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 16, 2021 02:56 PM (r+sAi)

175 137
The only Muslims who attack the U.S. mainland are the ones we invite in.

So stop inviting them in.

Simple as.
Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at August 16, 2021 02:51 PM (nLvby)

Weren't a bunch of them here illegaly?
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at August 16, 2021 02:53 PM (z5Vrg)
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I think there were some expired visas. I don't think they were border-jumpers. Either way, we should fix that problem, too.

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at August 16, 2021 02:56 PM (nLvby)

176 150 so, I'm not watching but I know a lot of people are waiting for Joey with baited breath. I see it's, uh, passed 3:45. what's up?
Posted by: Tim Riggins at August 16, 2021 02:54 PM (ZZK0E)

Maybe he got lost?
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at August 16, 2021 02:55 PM (z5Vrg)


We were doing the over/under on how late last thread. I was under 30 minutes, some had an hour. Who knows? Joe doesn't. It's all up to how fast the meds kick in.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 02:56 PM (wAnMi)

177 As has been said, we have been operating within a delusion for the last 40 years, the last 5 years have lifted the veil for most, the last 24 hours should lift the veil for the rest.


Or not.

Posted by: Thomas Bender, 25 years until the next Tool album. at August 16, 2021 02:56 PM (jl3E5)

178 141 - OldDominionMom at August 16, 2021 02:53 PM

Beijing time...

Posted by: CPT. Charles at August 16, 2021 02:56 PM (W+kMI)

179 156 3:55 Where's Biden?
Posted by: WisRich at August 16, 2021 02:54 PM (G0vdT)
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If SNL had any balls, they'd run a sketch where the TV announcer introduced an emergency speech from the White House, then opened to an empty Oval Office. After 20 seconds, their Biden actor would stumble around outside the window, aimless and lost.

But alas. They have no balls.

Posted by: Hunter Biden at August 16, 2021 02:56 PM (ePZfA)

180 I suspect that at least part of the reason why people in DC are voicing anger directed at Biden over this is because the possible victims aren't just random people. There are currently quite a lot of their friends and associates stuck in Kabul due to the administration bungling the pull-out.

Posted by: junior at August 16, 2021 02:56 PM (1kqFh)

181 >>> Officials say the military for weeks had been telling the White House that they were ready to do more, in terms of basing and flights from evacuating Afghans, but a decision didn't come until it was too late.

They were too busy rewriting the military policies to reflect Woke CRT than to do, you know, their actual jobs.

Posted by: LizLem at August 16, 2021 02:56 PM (+mkOR)

182 "Virtue signaling doesnt defeat evil. Only brave people can."

But don't they realize they'll be on the wrong side of history!?!?

Posted by: Biden's State Department at August 16, 2021 02:56 PM (X5Mm2)

183 President Jet Dropper

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2021 02:56 PM (nkobF)

184 The Taliban has a spokesman on Twitter. Trump is banned. This is where we are now....

Posted by: steevy at August 16, 2021 02:55 PM (uUDKV)

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I think we know what side Twitter is on. It ain't ours.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 02:56 PM (ptqGC)

185 168 I'm already planning on SD for a lot of reasons and Kristi Noem isn't one of them. It's a good state for retirees.
Posted by: Notsothoreau

what's the weather/ climate like in South Dakota?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at August 16, 2021 02:57 PM (oEn12)

186 Joe got stuck in a bush outside the Oval Office.
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 02:55 PM (ptqGC)



Threadwinner!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 02:57 PM (guGkK)

187 The awful truth is it will end in a bloodbath, probably at the airport.

Posted by: Ziba at August 16, 2021 02:57 PM (S1hrL)

188 Reminder that Obama put Joe Biden in charge of curing cancer.

That was a thing that actually happened. Wasn't that fucking wild?

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at August 16, 2021 02:57 PM (nLvby)

189 Camp David time

Posted by: JoeF. at August 16, 2021 02:54 PM (mR6Gs

Oh, I hear that's um...fluid.
Eww.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at August 16, 2021 02:57 PM (dH/BH)

190 Yes; Stress can worsen dementia symptoms, but it's amazing what doctors can do with some drugs to make people sound coherent for a little bit of time if-in this case-he only has to read things from a paper which was written for him
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 16, 2021 02:55 PM (ai5jE)

Thanks.

I saw on Twitter that they are only allowing questions from pre-approved reporters.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 02:57 PM (9C6CX)

191 Where the fuck is Bai Den?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 16, 2021 02:57 PM (OCTRt)

192 172 Joe got stuck in a bush outside the Oval Office.
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 02:55 PM (ptqGC)


He got stuck in Dubya bush...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 16, 2021 02:57 PM (s2VJv)

193 Joe got stuck in a bush outside the Oval Office.

One rarely sees a one-bush maze.

Posted by: pep at August 16, 2021 02:57 PM (ZsR3z)

194 >there's nothing scarier than a democrat president panicking because of bad performance and polls.
Posted by: Tim Riggins at August 16, 2021 02:53 PM (ZZK0E)

Like Razorfist said, I'm already calling bullshit on whatever op the FBI decides to run in order to distract us from Joey's massive failure.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at August 16, 2021 02:57 PM (DXFDM)

195 526 Breaking: Joe Biden to speak about Afghanistan at 3:45.
Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 10:06 AM (cF8AT)

Gotta get that good, long nap in first.
Posted by: Mainah at August 16, 2021 10:07 AM (Boy/L)

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

They told him he was speaking at a quarter to four. He's still waiting for his quarter.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 16, 2021 02:57 PM (CAJOC)

196 Hmmmm:

1) The Taliban are now taking possession of many US weapons.

2) There are many reports that the reason the Taliban were able to overrun the country so quickly is that they cut deals with Afghan forces.

Likelihood that these two things are intimately related???

Posted by: Tex Lovera at August 16, 2021 02:57 PM (wtvvX)

197 According to Mark Simone, WH is panicking because
Kamala is a dumb woke version of Dan Quayle. She cannot step up to the plate should Biden drop out for reasons. No, really WH???!!! Ya think???

Posted by: LizLem at August 16, 2021 02:57 PM (+mkOR)

198 I do laugh sometimes at how the horde here predicted the Trump blame immediately, its like the biden WH takes clues on what to say monitoring.
======

It's easy to predict because they - their party, their politicians, their voters - NEVER accept responsibility for anything.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at August 16, 2021 02:57 PM (IytoW)

199 >>Nobody gives a shit and nobody is going to do anything. Period, end of story. Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 16, 2021 02:52 PM (2JVJo)

Zod is going to Do Something.

(Examines clutter of plans, proposals, flowcharts, tea leaves, bird-offal, crystal balls, tarot, Ouiji, Vos Savant letters, Scientology e-meter, The Document That Cannot Be Named, a skull with three eye sockets, trinkets, geodes, decoder ring, stuff)

(Tents fingers, looks out picture window at snow-covered massif)

Something.

(Beat)

Bring me a gin.

Posted by: ZOD at August 16, 2021 02:57 PM (xK9An)

200 I don't know if it's true but sombody found that one of the Helicopters In Kubal was in Saigon also taking part in the Embassy evacuation. they matched the numbers.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 16, 2021 02:58 PM (kdi4l)

201 Biden will stumble and blame Obama.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 16, 2021 02:58 PM (cSyAR)

202 what's the weather/ climate like in South Dakota?
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby


fuckin freezing and the fuckin hot

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 16, 2021 02:58 PM (sLvU4)

203 I saw on Twitter that they are only allowing questions from pre-approved reporters.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 02:57 PM (9C6CX)

As usual

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 02:58 PM (I2VcN)

204 Only Pakistan has nukes. Dunno if they have ICBMs.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at August 16, 2021 02:48 PM (z5Vrg)

Pakistan barely has the money to fund jerking off. The Saudis bankrolled the project, and I don't doubt they demanded a bomb as insurance.

Posted by: trev006 at August 16, 2021 02:58 PM (7FqRW)

205 177 As has been said, we have been operating within a delusion for the last 40 years, the last 5 years have lifted the veil for most, the last 24 hours should lift the veil for the rest.

Or not.
Posted by: Thomas Bender, 25 years until the next Tool album. at August 16, 2021 02:56 PM (jl3E5)
--------------

Not.

I've already had a liberal remind me that all of this is REALLY the fault of...

...wait for it...

Dubya.

Posted by: Hunter Biden at August 16, 2021 02:58 PM (ePZfA)

206 Breaking: Biden names new Afghanistan Security Czar - Dr Ben Ghazi

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2021 02:58 PM (nkobF)

207 Weren't a bunch of them here illegaly?
____________

The 9/11 attackers had come here legally, on student or tourist visas. Some of them had overstayed their visas, so they were here illegally in that sense, but they had all been allowed in by our idiot government.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 16, 2021 02:58 PM (k4dH2)

208 Obama used to be late to his press conferences, so maybe this is just their culture.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 02:58 PM (9C6CX)

209 I decide to watch the trainwreck on Newsmax.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 16, 2021 02:58 PM (r+sAi)

210 187 The awful truth is it will end in a bloodbath, probably at the airport.
Posted by: Ziba at August 16, 2021 02:57 PM (S1hrL)


This will be Benghazi -- times like several thousand.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 16, 2021 02:58 PM (s2VJv)

211 "I'm already calling bullshit on whatever op the FBI decides to run in order to distract us from Joey's massive failure."

What if Joe is the op?

Posted by: squid_hunt at August 16, 2021 02:58 PM (Ectld)

212 They were too busy rewriting the military policies to reflect Woke CRT than to do, you know, their actual jobs.
Posted by: LizLem at August 16, 2021 02:56 PM (+mkOR)


Sounds like they were doing their jobs, but the White House wasn't giving them the approvals they needed.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 16, 2021 02:58 PM (jOcSX)

213 WHERE ARE REPUBLICANS

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2021 02:58 PM (nkobF)

214 Bated, its bated breath, not "baited". Your breath isn't the flavor of bait, its abated -- arrested, halted.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (KZzsI)

215 Biden's lost under the White House, like Spinal Tap.

Posted by: Count de Monet, unvaccinated American at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (4I/2K)

216 Speaking of bush, W has been strangely silent.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (ptqGC)

217 G-D bless America because with these Idiots in charge, he is our only hope

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (GPwVZ)

218 I can't understand how we got into this situation, said nobody watching Biden speak.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (sOXXq)

219 last thing I care about right now is girls' sports. That's not high on my list of reasons to move to a state.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (5HBd1)

220 Joe is still licking his Popsicle stick.

Posted by: f'd at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (Tnijr)

221 Biden will stumble and blame Obama.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 16, 2021 02:58 PM (cSyAR)


Not by name.

"The black fella"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (guGkK)

222 Why did Bai Den have to fly back to DC? He couldn't do a presser from Camp David?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (OCTRt)

223 what's the weather/ climate like in South Dakota?
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at August 16, 2021


***
My impression is that it's fairly dry. Sioux Falls is at about 1500 feet above sea level, so no Denver, but certainly drier than the jungle I live in. Right now my weather feed says the high today is to be 89 F. and low of 74, with 91/74 for the next couple of days. Winter, okay, it's gonna be cold. But I don't plan to be sleeping on any park benches.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (/XOcP)

224 Biden refusing his meds?

Posted by: Ziba at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (S1hrL)

225 Oh here's another possibility-Senile Joe will blame HRH Queen Victoria.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (cSyAR)

226 199 Bring me a gin.
Posted by: ZOD at August 16, 2021 02:57 PM (xK9An)

=========

All we have is mezcal.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (LvTSG)

227 Bokkizdon.

There is where the key is.

Abottabodbokkizdon.

Posted by: ZOD at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (xK9An)

228 Heh JJ

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (nkobF)

229 It never gets old seeing everyone in DC expressing fake surprise at the piss poor performance of a guy who's been a walking punchline in DC for five decades now.

In his prime he was an incoherent rambling mess with a mediocre mind who blustered his way through life. Now his brain is out somewhere lost in the Kuiper belt and everyone in DC is putting on their shocked faces because he didn't magically transform into an awesome president due to the power of their magical thinking.

They massively cheated to get this quarter wit into the White House so they could keep the money train going and I hope he drags every one of these suckers of c*ck down with him.

Posted by: Azathoth at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (/rUhv)

230 214 Bated, its bated breath, not "baited". Your breath isn't the flavor of bait, its abated -- arrested, halted.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (KZzsI)

What if you had tuna for lunch?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (UuD2k)

231 They only ever allow pre picked reporters and questions. Joe can't answer anything off the cuff without it being a disaster.

Posted by: steevy at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (uUDKV)

232 Omg, he's not there yet.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (9C6CX)

233 Blaming Trump is like a new coach taking over a football game at half time and using the same quarterback the first coach used, but forgetting to put in the offensive line.

And then blaming the first coach for the loss.

Posted by: LASue at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (Ed8Zd)

234 I saw on Twitter that they are only allowing questions from pre-approved reporters.

That's all they ever do unless its Psaki day. Biden always gives the questions out and has the answers prepared on his teleprompter.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 03:00 PM (KZzsI)

235 Joe trying to be less white?

C'mon Joe.

3:45 is here and gone.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at August 16, 2021 03:00 PM (3D/fK)

236 American soldiers deployed at the Kabul airport have been shot at and were forced to return fire, killing two, said Pentagon spokesman John Kirby on Monday.

Ok, spin this one CNN. They were shouting "Death to America" and shooting at our soldiers but they seemed friendly!

Posted by: Stellastwocents at August 16, 2021 03:00 PM (cRbt7)

237 She bent over as fast as you can say BANK, she sold girl sports down the river.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 16, 2021

***
Still, SD has no mask nonsense. If we wait for "perfect," we'll be waiting a long time.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021 02:55 PM (/XOcP)
***

The girl sports thing was a calulation. It will fail on its own and she knows that. For ow she comes out as looking supportive.
Noem isn't the worst that can happen. Besides, she has alot of years ahead of her.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 16, 2021 03:00 PM (axyOa)

238 This will be Benghazi -- times like several thousand.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 16, 2021 02:58 PM (s2VJv)

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What difference, at this point, does it make?

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:00 PM (ptqGC)

239 Biden will stumble and blame Obama tranzimpulamulore.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 16, 2021 02:58 PM (cSyAR)
---

Fix'd.
Oh, and Druggie Hunter sock off.

Posted by: reason at August 16, 2021 03:00 PM (ePZfA)

240 I guess Joe is still getting juiced like a tranny weight lifter at the Japanese Olympics.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 16, 2021 03:00 PM (JTpIQ)

241 A Biden in the bush is worth two in the 'stan.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at August 16, 2021 03:00 PM (wtvvX)

242 This is going to leave a mark on Biden.

I know cynicism is popular in these parts, but I actually do think there are voters that care and this just made Biden being a one termer a lot more likely.

It also put blood in the water for aspiring Democrats that want his throne.

Posted by: Blago at August 16, 2021 03:00 PM (rgPy5)

243 Probably he can't even answer what flavor ice cream he is eating without an ear piece in to tell him...

Posted by: steevy at August 16, 2021 03:00 PM (uUDKV)

244 Sundown Applesauce brain late as usual

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 16, 2021 03:00 PM (GPwVZ)

245 But I don't plan to be sleeping on any park benches.
Posted by: W




or going outside

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 16, 2021 03:00 PM (sLvU4)

246 >>All we have is mezcal.Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (LvTSG)

Harvest yourself.

(Nods at Aztec manservant)

Plant a dogwood over his remains. And bring me a gin.

Posted by: ZOD at August 16, 2021 03:00 PM (xK9An)

247 216 Speaking of bush, W has been strangely silent.
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (ptqGC)

You're right... but Liz Cheney hasn't... She's been out there blaming trump when her daddy was partially responsible for the debacle in A-Stan

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 03:00 PM (I2VcN)

248 Even money sez the Taliban sell the US weapons to China who will them sell them to the Mexican Cartels...

...win - win -win

Posted by: CPT. Charles at August 16, 2021 03:00 PM (W+kMI)

249 speech coming soon ABC went live to talking head

Posted by: rd at August 16, 2021 03:00 PM (Z32m1)

250 >WHERE ARE REPUBLICANS
Posted by: ... at August 16, 2021 02:58 PM (nkobF)

They have to preserve that precious comity. Because Republicans pouncing is just so uncouth.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at August 16, 2021 03:00 PM (DXFDM)

251 "WHERE ARE REPUBLICANS"

Beating the drum for war. McConnel was very angry about leaving Afghanistan. He was blustering loudly about how bad Biden is to those poor Afghanis.

Posted by: squid_hunt at August 16, 2021 03:00 PM (Ectld)

252 197 According to Mark Simone, WH is panicking because
Kamala is a dumb woke version of Dan Quayle. She cannot step up to the plate should Biden drop out for reasons. No, really WH???!!! Ya think???
Posted by: LizLem at August 16, 2021 02:57 PM (+mkOR)
----------

That was always the plan. Biden (if he was lucid) or his team (by which I mean "Jill") knew that the best defense to the 25th Amendment was a VP that everyone hated.

The funny part is that Biden was Obama's insurance policy. Who would assassinate Obama, we joked, to get Slow Joe in office? And now Biden found someone dumber as his insurance policy.

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at August 16, 2021 03:01 PM (nLvby)

253 We're sorry but Joe's speech has been cancelled for gastrointestinal reasons.

Posted by: WH wet nurse at August 16, 2021 03:01 PM (v0R5T)

254 Funniest thing I've seen online today:

"Finally, Afghanistan will be liberated from an oppressive regime that mandates face coverings, destroys statues, and practices child genital mutilation."

Posted by: MM at August 16, 2021 03:01 PM (Up1st)

255 Joe got stuck in a bush outside the Oval Office.

One rarely sees a one-bush maze.
Posted by: pep at August 16, 2021 02:57 PM (ZsR3z)

*golfclap

Maybe except Willie Brown.

Posted by: golfman at August 16, 2021 03:01 PM (H6twj)

256 She bent over as fast as you can say BANK,
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 16, 2021 02:54 PM (kdi4l)

I approve of this imagery...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at August 16, 2021 03:01 PM (8D42x)

257
Some of the questions reporters need to directly ask Joe but will never be permitted to do so:

1. What if any assessments did you receive within the past month from DoD about Afghan Army and Militia willingness and ability to fight the Taliban?

2. What were the most-recent withdrawal plan and schedule recommendations to you from DoD, State Dept, and CIA?

3. Did you consult with any of our allies before making your final withdraw-by-9/11 decision? What advice and recommendations did our allies give about your proposed plan and schedule, at that time?

4. Have you solicited or received any US forces withdrawal timeline advice or recommendations from our Allies within the past month? If yes, what were their advice and recommendations?

Posted by: Gref at August 16, 2021 03:01 PM (AMIL/)

258 last thing I care about right now is girls' sports. That's not high on my list of reasons to move to a state.

Tranny agenda is a serious concern for everyone, especially parents. But I do understand your reasoning, its low on a list of priorities for choosing a place to live.

Just... The Dakotas have horrific weather. Wyoming might be a better option.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 03:01 PM (KZzsI)

259 It's worked, Mr. Biden! The Taliban have taken over the entire city.

King Arthur Biden: Now what?

Now we jump out of the rabbit and take them by surprise!

Posted by: The Full Monty at August 16, 2021 03:01 PM (KDCRD)

260 Omg, he's not there yet.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (9C6CX)

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


Feeding him another chemical-laden ice cream cone.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:01 PM (ptqGC)

261 Who will carry this on line?
Mrs D is binge watching Murder She Wrote.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 16, 2021 03:01 PM (axyOa)

262 I fixed and ate lunch (onion, ham, and cheese omlette) and lost track of time. When I looked up, it was 1:55! I thought, "OMG! I missed Joe's propaganda!" But, of course, Joe is still in the First Bedroom trying to decide which is his left shoelace and which his right.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at August 16, 2021 03:01 PM (d9FiS)

263 Can't wait to see Biden shuffle to the microphone.

Joe: "Okay, I'll take one pre approved question written by my staff"

Posted by: WisRich at August 16, 2021 03:01 PM (G0vdT)

264 live biden

Posted by: rd at August 16, 2021 03:01 PM (Z32m1)

265 This will be Benghazi -- times like several thousand.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 16, 2021 02:58 PM (s2VJv)


I can't keep up with all the posts plus the news reports. Did the ambassador actually get out of the country yet?

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at August 16, 2021 03:02 PM (DWDek)

266 238 This will be Benghazi -- times like several thousand.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 16, 2021 02:58 PM (s2VJv)


Sadly, true.

Posted by: Ziba at August 16, 2021 03:02 PM (S1hrL)

267 Heeeeeeeeeeeeere's Joey

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 16, 2021 03:02 PM (63Dwl)

268 197. Who in the WH is smart enough to recognize Harris is a low IQ opportunist? The clowns I have seen in front of microphones the last few days sound not capable of being a Walmart greeter. That includes the Sec Def and State.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 16, 2021 03:02 PM (25AIT)

269 Biden speaks

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at August 16, 2021 03:02 PM (4a9Vv)

270 Here's puddin' cup

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:02 PM (cF8AT)

271 Know why the dem base (and a lot of rinos) will blame this on President Trump, the guy who WON the last 2 elections? Because they hate his guts. Just like they hate our guts. They give not one tinker's damn about Afghans, but they loves them some jihadis almost as much as they love commies.

Posted by: Eromero at August 16, 2021 03:02 PM (0OP+5)

272 Here's Joey!!!

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:02 PM (ptqGC)

273 *click*
*whirrrrr*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:02 PM (guGkK)

274 idiot on deck

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:02 PM (wAnMi)

275 The funny part is that Biden was Obama's insurance policy. Who would assassinate Obama, we joked, to get Slow Joe in office? And now Biden found someone dumber as his insurance policy.
Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at August 16, 2021 03:01 PM (nLvby)

So if Kamala gets into office, that means AOC gets to be VP?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at August 16, 2021 03:02 PM (z5Vrg)

276 "Finally, Afghanistan will be liberated from an oppressive regime that mandates face coverings, destroys statues, and practices child genital mutilation."

You left off child sacrifice

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 03:02 PM (KZzsI)

277 He's walking!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at August 16, 2021 03:02 PM (Dc2NZ)

278 253 We're sorry but Joe's speech has been cancelled for gastrointestinal reasons.
Posted by: WH wet nurse at August 16, 2021 03:01 PM (v0R5T)

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

Can't get his head out of his ass?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 16, 2021 03:02 PM (CAJOC)

279 Bia Den up

Posted by: rickb223 at August 16, 2021 03:02 PM (OCTRt)

280 Constituency--contingency. Fucking up already.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:02 PM (ptqGC)

281 Apparently msnbc is saying the taliban has the US database information of all the Afghanis that helped the US and are using it at checkpoints.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 16, 2021 03:02 PM (r+sAi)

282 Yeah, girls sports is pretty small potatoes when you look at the big picture, but that whole mess shows you that Noem is owned by the Chamber of Commerce, and you must know that won't end well.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at August 16, 2021 03:02 PM (DXFDM)

283 There he is. President Headroom.

Posted by: f'd at August 16, 2021 03:02 PM (Tnijr)

284 Squinting hard. They put the teleprompter too far away.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:02 PM (guGkK)

285 He's now giving us a history lesson on Afghanistan...

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:02 PM (cF8AT)

286 216 Speaking of bush, W has been strangely silent.
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (ptqGC)

Well the guy Bush voted for has finished F*cking the dog that W started, so he is probably finger painting over pictures of Trump and trying to keep his head down for the moment.

But wait for him to rail against the right wingers pointing this out!

Posted by: Bete at August 16, 2021 03:02 PM (F9322)

287 Listening to NPR morning edition stumbling through the paces is Radio Gold.

Posted by: 13times at August 16, 2021 03:03 PM (Bg+1a)

288 Even lackey idiots Adam Schiff and Kinslinger signed on to the June letter to Biden telling him they needed help because they weren't able to get enough people out using their reqwuired protocols.

Posted by: LASue at August 16, 2021 03:03 PM (Ed8Zd)

289 Ok, he's on now.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 03:03 PM (9C6CX)

290 clear goals?

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:03 PM (wAnMi)

291 17 minutes late. He beat my prediction of 25.

Posted by: WisRich at August 16, 2021 03:03 PM (G0vdT)

292 History lesson time!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:03 PM (3p5uk)

293 Posted by: Azathoth at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (/rUhv)

This right here. Twice.

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2021 03:03 PM (nkobF)

294 That was always the plan. Biden (if he was lucid) or his team (by which I mean "Jill") knew that the best defense to the 25th Amendment was a VP that everyone hated.

How would the 25th amendment get put into effect? Would there be public hearings? Would Biden have to testify?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 16, 2021 03:03 PM (cSyAR)

295 Omg. "We got him" (bin Laden)

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:03 PM (ptqGC)

296 Still, SD has no mask nonsense. If we wait for "perfect," we'll be waiting a long time.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021 02:55 PM (/XOcP)

That was an easy position to maintain in such a sparsely populated state.

The opportunity to demonstrate some conviction was against the NCAA and she folded instantly. And then decided to attack DeSantis on masks.

Posted by: Sjg at August 16, 2021 03:03 PM (gDSJf)

297 Omg, he's not there yet.

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

That just shows how unserious Kristi Noem is about the whole situation.

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at August 16, 2021 03:03 PM (sX1BW)

298 "I killed Osama bin Laden with my own hands."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:03 PM (guGkK)

299 I've noticed not a peep from Hillary. Did she get not invited to Obama's B-day party?

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 16, 2021 03:03 PM (/MaDp)

300 WHERE ARE REPUBLICANS
Posted by: ... at August 16, 2021 02:58 PM (nkobF)


Waiting for you to send money, vote harder and keep your fucking mouth shut, serf!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 16, 2021 03:03 PM (2JVJo)

301 Are we letting him be clear?

Posted by: Weasel at August 16, 2021 03:03 PM (MVjcR)

302 Biden didn't want to take out OBL in Pakistan

Posted by: redenzo at August 16, 2021 03:03 PM (E7vND)

303 Didja ever notice that Joe's eyes look like rat's eyes?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at August 16, 2021 03:03 PM (d9FiS)

304 "We won. Now we're leaving. So shut up"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:03 PM (guGkK)

305 But I don't plan to be sleeping on any park benches.
Posted by: W



or going outside


From October to April.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 16, 2021 03:03 PM (45fpk)

306 Is he talking about Bin Laden? Why?

Posted by: IC at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (hV9ir)

307 299 I've noticed not a peep from Hillary. Did she get not invited to Obama's B-day party?
Posted by: Puddin Head at August 16, 2021 03:03 PM (/MaDp)

========

Well, they apparently dislike each other tremendously.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (LvTSG)

308 "I was right all along."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (guGkK)

309 As "wis" president.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (ptqGC)

310 281 Apparently msnbc is saying the taliban has the US database information of all the Afghanis that helped the US and are using it at checkpoints.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 16, 2021 03:02 PM (r+sAi)

Oh, that should help with getting people to help the US in the future, just like the leaking of Chinese CIA spies did.

Posted by: Bete at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (F9322)

311 He's telling us of all the other terrorists threats around the world...

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (cF8AT)

312 The girl sports thing was a calulation. It will fail on its own and she knows that. For ow she comes out as looking supportive.
Noem isn't the worst that can happen. Besides, she has alot of years ahead of her.
Posted by: Diogenes at August 16, 2021 03:00 PM (axyOa)

VS Desantis who told the NCAA to go F themselves, Also seeing some kid from Texas move to Ohio to play for OSU skipping his senor year of High School so he can make a Million dollars, The NCAA is dead. College Football is now a Pro Sport

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (kdi4l)

313 Some Twitter "friend" of Morrissey's made this salient point: Biden's been thinking about this (to the extent he is medically capable) for 12 fucking years and this grabass clusterfuck is the best roll-out he could manage?

-------

"Come on, man! I actually offered them D.C. and Detroit -- but they said 'Nah, brah ... Those shitholes are too far gone, we'll take Kabul and eventually Jerusalem."

Posted by: ShainS at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (v2RWM)

314 Biden needs more hands to point all those fingers.

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (XHhHI)

315 "Where are Republicans"

Probably still fapping off to their humiliation fetish. Yesterday was once-in-a-generation levels of shame.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (49Exr)

316 Then why didn't Barack and you withdraw from Afghan after bin Laden was taken out? The mission you just described had been accomplished, right???

Posted by: Gref at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (AMIL/)

317 The buck stops here... an outmoded policy for dems.

Posted by: LizLem at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (+mkOR)

318 Just... The Dakotas have horrific weather. Wyoming might be a better option.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021


***
How come? Fewer tornadoes? I've glanced at house listings on Zillow for all of WY, and Casper seems to be about the only place worth looking at.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (/XOcP)

319 I called it earlier today. Afghanistan isn't important.

Posted by: pep at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (ZsR3z)

320 My translation: We were victorious - we disrupted Al Qaeda and got OBL. We won ten years ago, nation-building is Bush's fault, the last ten years have been a waste and I have been opposed to it. This isn't a threat anymore, and hasn't been for a long time.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (3p5uk)

321 "No Kay-Lo-Phites!!!"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (guGkK)

322 Yes, this is the best you can get with Joe Biden.


Thank you to our current best and brightest - debacles since 1961.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet has Orwell Was An Optimist T-Shirts 30% Off! at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (pRfKN)

323 Joe, we know.

Posted by: WisRich at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (G0vdT)

324 The Bin Laden raid that he was against LOL

Posted by: steevy at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (uUDKV)

325 He's protecting us from terrorist attacks.


Omg.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (ptqGC)

326 How the hell is any of this *my* fault? I'm not even the rightful President!

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (AytXr)

327 Bring me a gin.
Posted by: ZOD at August 16, 2021 02:57 PM


How many olives?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (m+jkK)

328 Holy shit, he said metastasize right! That has to count as a miracle.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (UuD2k)

329 He's avoiding the current debacle and reciting history.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (9C6CX)

330 Here it comes

Posted by: JoeF. at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (mR6Gs)

331 WTF is he talking about???

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (guGkK)

332 biden is ithrowing obama under the bus

this might not go as he thinks

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (sLvU4)

333 Trumps fault!

Posted by: Ripley at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (MxEKc)

334 Oh here we go. Trump's fault.

Posted by: bluebell at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (wyw4S)

335 Are we letting him be clear?

Its so terrible how nobody would let Obama be clear

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (KZzsI)

336 "The buck stops here... an outmoded policy for dems."

You have my word as a Biden.

Posted by: squid_hunt at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (Ectld)

337 Here comes the Trump blame...

I inherited a deal from the previous administration.

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (cF8AT)

338 Here comes the Trump blame....

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (ptqGC)

339 TRUMP'S FAULT, MAN!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (guGkK)

340 Here it comes. Trump's fault!

Posted by: Ziba at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (S1hrL)

341 He's look___ out for every constituency,mi mean co t8ngency

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (VcFUs) - at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (VcFUs)

342 The buck stops here... an outmoded policy for dems.

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

So is the buck.

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (sX1BW)

343 "Nailed it!" -- Joe Biden

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (XHhHI)

344 One of these times when Biden s w a y s I think he's gonna tip over.

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (nLvby)

345 There it is. Trump!

Posted by: pep at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (ZsR3z)

346 I can't imagine wanting to move to South Dakota for retirement.

I can understand say Texas or Florida. Even if these states aren't as "red", zero income tax and still all sorts of affordable places depending on where you want to live.

Posted by: Blago at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (rgPy5)

347 what's the weather/ climate like in South Dakota?
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby

fuckin freezing and the fuckin hot
Posted by: confederatefifth at August 16, 2021 02:58 PM (sLvU4)

not so humid as FL...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (8D42x)

348 I remember that time I took a Jezeel bullet in the shoulder.
That was way back in 80, 188p.
--Joe Biden

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (cSyAR)

349 I'm listening to Styx, can't stand Biden..

Did he say Somalia, really?????

Posted by: LizLem at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (+mkOR)

350 I'm ready to see a flaming ice cream cone.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (CTJwJ)

351 lol I was wrong about being magnanimous, he's blaming Trump

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (nLvby)

352 Blaming Trump!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (Dc2NZ)

353 But I don't plan to be sleeping on any park benches.
Posted by: W

or going outside

From October to April.
Posted by: grammie winger at August 16, 2021


***
I avoid going outside now between March and November.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (/XOcP)

354 And Trump--banned from social media--can't respond

Posted by: JoeF. at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (mR6Gs)

355 He says Tollyban like his bff Obama.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (9C6CX)

356 "Tolleebon"

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (ptqGC)

357 I had no good choices!!!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (guGkK)

358 Oh here we go, Trump

Posted by: WisRich at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (G0vdT)

359 He's protecting us from terrorist attacks.


Omg.
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (ptqGC)


By importing everything under the sun via the southern border?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (Zz0t1)

360 I hope that flaming turd gets washed down the sewer asap,tired of his bull shit lies every day of his life.

Glad I got that out of my system

Posted by: Skip at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (znIQ9)

361 How come? Fewer tornadoes?

Somewhat milder weather, great land management, low population, relaxed atmosphere, and natural beauty.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (KZzsI)

362 I didn't realize we had "fighting seasons."

Posted by: bluebell at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (wyw4S)

363 Trump's fault.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (VcFUs) - at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (VcFUs)

364 Back in the day, Bill Clinton chose longtime Pentagon critic Les Aspin as SecDef. Aspin was the one who let the UN have control over the forces we'd sent to Somalia to keep a lid on Aidid, he's the one who denied them heavy weapons, and he's the one whose head rolled when our troops got shot up.

Hillary was plopped at State largely to stamp the 'policy' box on the resume, but I still have no doubt that for every significant decision that might have a downside to it her first thought was "Please God, don't let me be Les Aspin".

Biden has no underling he can pin this one on, save for the Biden of a decade ago.

Posted by: JEM at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (8erNz)

365 What's up with the Ed Morrisey link "if you insist"? It went straight to a video of The Smiths How Soon Is Now. I like the song but can someone fix that please?

Posted by: JROD at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (0jZnq)

366 Hey joe... The deal you "inherited" was nothing like what you did

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (I2VcN)

367 Okay, I could only watch 15 seconds of excuses. He's going full Jake Blues. Never go full Jake Blues.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (AiZBA)

368 307 299 I've noticed not a peep from Hillary. Did she get not invited to Obama's B-day party?
Posted by: Puddin Head at August 16, 2021 03:03 PM (/MaDp)

***

She's likeable enough....

Posted by: Azathoth at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (/rUhv)

369 "Spring Fighting Season" lol

Like it's inevitable, like Christmas or something.

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (nLvby)

370 Mostly stolen from Tim Riggins and Puddleglum in the last thread -

Let's go over Democratic foreign policy achievements:

JFK and Cuba
LBJ and Vietnam
Jimmy Carter and Iran
Bill Clinton and the country whose pronouns were formerly Yugoslavian
Obama and ISIS/Hezbollah in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon (not to mention Hillary's Benghazi debacle)

and now Biden and Afghanistan. He makes Elphy Bey look competent.

Posted by: cool breeze at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (UGKMd)

371 He can barely speak coherently. Where's Kamala?

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (ptqGC)

372 American s are pissed at this toad. Blaming Trump won't work

Posted by: redenzo at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (E7vND)

373 "I'm a patsy!"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (guGkK)

374 He stands squarely behind his decisions.

Ok, you own this.

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (cF8AT)

375 So...is he saying that he would have staying in Afghanistan if not for that dastardly Trump?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (LvTSG)

376 F'ing pathetic excuse for a President.

Posted by: Ziba at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (S1hrL)

377 Trump made me not prepare for this even though I gave myself extra time!!!

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (9C6CX)

378 Distributist: Returning to the constitution is like grabbing your broken smoke detector as you run out of a burning house.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (/hXfz)

379 I can't keep up with all the posts plus the news reports. Did the ambassador actually get out of the country yet?
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at August 16, 2021 03:02 PM (DWDek)

Our guy ran out of the country.

The Brit Ambassador with a stiff upper lip is supposedly at the Airport.

Posted by: rd at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (Z32m1)

380 I can't imagine wanting to move to South Dakota for retirement.

I can understand say Texas or Florida. Even if these states aren't as "red", zero income tax and still all sorts of affordable places depending on where you want to live.

Posted by: Blago at August 16, 2021


***
Humidity and hurricanes -- both things I'm trying to get away from.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (/XOcP)

381 Biden (summarized) : I inherited a bad deal and we've been trying to fix it. Our draw-down was so big that Trump left us crippled and unable to execute an orderly withdrawal. I had to make tough choices to adjust this in a way that we could manage while we end this pointless and unnecessary combat theater.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (3p5uk)

382 The Spring Fighting Season ... sort of like Spring football.

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (sX1BW)

383 He sounds angry. This is getting in way of his nap time.

Posted by: Ripley at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (MxEKc)

384 John Berman: You were critical last year of President Trump's decision to reduce the troop levels in Afghanistan because you said it was an incoherent policy. How do you feel now about President Biden's decision?
Schumer: I think President Biden has come up with a careful and thought-out plan. Look, John, the president doesn't want endless wars. I don't want endless wars. And neither do the American people. And it's refreshing to have a thought-out plan with a set timetable instead of the president waking up one morning, getting out of bed and saying what just pops into his head and then the generals having walked it back. So I think this is a careful, thought-out plan. Now, there are questions that remain. I am happy to let you know that the administration has agreed to a classified briefing for all Senators, which we'll have shortly so questions can be answered. But I think the president's plan is a very good one. You want to make sure the September 11th date is stuck, is a date that sticks. That it's not kicking the can down the road. I've spoken to administration people and they believe just that as well.

Posted by: SMOD at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (RHGPo)

385 What flavor Taliban, Mr. President?!

Posted by: Confused White House Press Corps at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (XHhHI)

386 "We're still there! What's the big deal?"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (guGkK)

387 still, though...if he blames trump. that's it, right? The country will buy it and blame trump too and then trump will lose the 2020 election. That's pretty bad for us. Has anyone tried to blame biden instead?

Posted by: Tim Riggins at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (ZZK0E)

388 371 He can barely speak coherently. Where's Kamala?
Posted by: Jane D'Oh

He sounds drunk

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (8izOd)

389 370 Mostly stolen from Tim Riggins and Puddleglum in the last thread -

Let's go over Democratic foreign policy achievements:

JFK and Cuba
LBJ and Vietnam
Jimmy Carter and Iran
Bill Clinton and the country whose pronouns were formerly Yugoslavian
Obama and ISIS/Hezbollah in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon (not to mention Hillary's Benghazi debacle)

and now Biden and Afghanistan. He makes Elphy Bey look competent.
Posted by: cool breeze at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (UGKMd)
Wilson and WW2

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (z5Vrg)

390 I can't imagine wanting to move to South Dakota for retirement.

I can understand say Texas or Florida. Even if these states aren't as "red", zero income tax and still all sorts of affordable places depending on where you want to live.

Posted by: Blago at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (rgPy5)



SD also has no income tax. Boy928 has residency there for tax purposes, though he doesn't actually live there.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (yQpMk)

391 He stands squarely behind his decision. He was "clear eyed about the risks."


Good call, you worthless perv.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (ptqGC)

392 If I understand correctly, life has been very unfair to Joe.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (d9FiS)

393 "My pants were down"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (guGkK)

394 Oh... the look over there! gambit.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (r+sAi)

395 We planned for every contingency????? Are you shitting me?

Posted by: pep at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (ZsR3z)

396 Oh thank goodness, he's going to be straight with us.

Posted by: bluebell at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (wyw4S)

397 >>327 Bring me a gin.
Posted by: ZOD at August 16, 2021 02:57 PM
How many olives? Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 16, 2021 03:04 PM (m+jkK)

One or three. Even number in gin is bad juju. Known.

(clinks glasses)

Good sir. And now we will drink to our health, wealth, and wisdom.

Posted by: ZOD at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (xK9An)

398 "Our allies let me down!"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (guGkK)

399 Biden is setting us up to go back in. He's re-writing history in real time.

Posted by: squid_hunt at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (Ectld)

400 Oh those Afghani's. Didn't even try.

Posted by: Ziba at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (S1hrL)

401 229 It never gets old seeing everyone in DC expressing fake surprise at the piss poor performance of a guy who's been a walking punchline in DC for five decades now.

In his prime he was an incoherent rambling mess with a mediocre mind who blustered his way through life.
_____________

Yep, they all knew Biden was an imbecile and a crook, even at the height of his intellectual powers back in the 80's. After two serious brain bleeds and now approaching the age of 80, with obvious cognitive decline, he's even more of an idiot than he was 40 years ago. But they still pushed this senile old fool on the country.

F*ck them all.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (k4dH2)

402 383 He sounds angry. This is getting in way of his nap time.
Posted by: Ripley at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (

He's always angry.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (cSyAR)

403 Essentially Biden is trying a modified Chewbacca Defense.

Nauseating.

Posted by: Thomas Bender, 25 years until the next Tool album. at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (jl3E5)

404 And keep flying that rainbow rag to show the Muslims whose boss.

Posted by: Skip at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (znIQ9)

405 Pretty sure all but the Trump deranged can clearly see this is Joe Biden's fault.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (9C6CX)

406 He's slurring. Stroke out all ready, you useless husk.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (ptqGC)

407 372 American s are pissed at this toad. Blaming Trump won't work
Posted by: redenzo at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (E7vND)

Sure it will

Posted by: CN at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (ONvIw)

408 Joe, it's not about leaving, it's about how we're leaving.

Posted by: WisRich at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (G0vdT)

409 "Is he talking about Bin Laden? Why?"

Mission Accomplished ... the extra ten years was just to enrich Cheney and company ... Bush's fault, and Trump's.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (Cus5s)

410 Did he blame Trump for shitting his pants yet?

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (DXFDM)

411 "We have no interest in the Americans that we stranded at the airport!"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (guGkK)

412 Awww, c'mon, man. Everyone knows this is Trump's fault. I mean he's the Cic.

[in the background, aides doing headslaps and eyerolls]

Posted by: Joey Biden at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (pbStR)

413 I'm sensing he's going to start fading. [waves hand]

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (wAnMi)

414 The Taliban figured you out last spring and took advantage of your weakness, Joe. That's the real bottom-line.

Posted by: Gref at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (AMIL/)

415 327 Bring me a gin.
Posted by: ZOD at August 16, 2021 02:57 PM

Sake backer

Posted by: REDACTED at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (uCLWI)

416 *whisper time*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (guGkK)

417 397 One or three. Even number in gin is bad juju. Known.

(clinks glasses)

Good sir. And now we will drink to our health, wealth, and wisdom.
Posted by: ZOD at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (xK9An)

===========

I'm not quite dead...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (LvTSG)

418 whisperin' joe

Posted by: x at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (oA+QO)

419 For those not listening, it is everyone's fault but his

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (GPwVZ)

420 Biden (summarized) : This is moving faster than expected because the Afghan government and formal military gave up and ran. This justifies the withdrawal because we can't fight for them when they won't fight themselves.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (3p5uk)

421 "We planned for every contingency????? Are you shitting me?"

Well..not the "the Taliban knows how to navigate around Afghanistan" contingency. That took them by surprise.

Posted by: squid_hunt at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (Ectld)

422 How come? Fewer tornadoes?

Somewhat milder weather, great land management, low population, relaxed atmosphere, and natural beauty.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021


***
I'm for all of that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (/XOcP)

423 we are going back in?? wut?

Posted by: IC at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (hV9ir)

424 The summer fighting season is when you see what your rookies can do.

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (sX1BW)

425 He sounds angry. This is getting in way of his nap time.

Posted by: Ripley at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (MxEKc)
---
Well, Trump really screwed the pooch this time.

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (XHhHI)

426 What a filthy liar.

Posted by: IrishEi at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (+ZGEx)

427 Welp, this is going to go over well.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (ptqGC)

428 They have an airforce now you putz.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (wAnMi)

429 "NO FUCKING GRATITUDE, MAN!!!"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (guGkK)

430 I'm ready to see a flaming ice cream cone.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM


You'd like a flaming ice cream cone.

You'd settle for fried ice cream.

You'll get brussels sprout sorbet.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (m+jkK)

431 He's always angry.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (cSyAR)

A sign of senility

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (I2VcN)

432 Weren't a bunch of them here illegaly?

----------
I think there were some expired visas.

"

Iirc two of the pilots were pulled over by local cops and but somehow were not allowed to report them to ice or reported them and ice didn't care.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (ACSPs)

433 "Spring Fighting Season" lol

Like it's inevitable, like Christmas or something.
Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (nLvby)

it's second in importance only to SEC Football season...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (8D42x)

434 Joe: the Afgan President left the country and the Afgan army quit. Who knew?

Posted by: WisRich at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (G0vdT)

435
That was an easy position to maintain in such a sparsely populated state.

The opportunity to demonstrate some conviction was against the NCAA and she folded instantly. And then decided to attack DeSantis on masks.
Posted by: Sjg at August 16, 2021 03:03 PM (gDSJf)

Yep so she can go F herself, McCain syndrome, she failed when her voters needed her.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (kdi4l)

436 Fuck You, Afghan peoples

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (4I/2K)

437 This speech is the talking points for the MSM to follow.

Posted by: Ripley at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (MxEKc)

438 spring fighting season?

those of us who became twitter experts on fighting in A-stan learned that you withdraw during winter months because all the bad guys are hibernating. But Biden was too smart for that and withdrew during their summer rutting season which turned out to be bad because that's also prime fighting season.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (ZZK0E)

439 Biden is doing shockingly well. His drug cocktail earlier today must've been something serious.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (3p5uk)

440 Actually, I would be interested in what Rashid Tlaib and Ilhan Omar say (on Twitter), because you know it's going to be pro-Taliban.

They're shitty people, and in Congress. Well, just about all of them are, after all. Shitty people in Congress. All of them
At night....mostly at night.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (vcOmj)

441 "We gave up. Anyone would have!"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (guGkK)

442 This retard constantly talking about May 1, instead of May the 1st, makes him sound more like an ESL student than usual.

Posted by: trev006 at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (7FqRW)

443 Question: Will this be Trump's biggest failure of the Biden administration?

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (XHhHI)

444 So without an air force, the Taliban conquered the country in one day.

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (sX1BW)

445 He's making the LBJ argument now

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (GPwVZ)

446 That thing is not alive.

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (0T+zz)

447
*I need a drink*

Posted by: WH Aide at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (pbStR)

448 So it WAS Trump's fault.

I knew it.

Posted by: Auspex at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (Xo3T0)

449 JFK and Cuba
LBJ and Vietnam
Jimmy Carter and Iran
Bill Clinton and the country whose pronouns were formerly Yugoslavian
Obama and ISIS/Hezbollah in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon (not to mention Hillary's Benghazi debacle)


I'll let JFK slide on Cuba, and by modern Western standards the Balkan/Serbian/Kosovar situation was as close to a victory as we've seen.

And on Clinton's watch you forgot 'Black Hawk Down' Mogadishu.

Posted by: JEM at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (8erNz)

450 Has he challenged the Taliban to a push-up contest yet?

Posted by: Azathoth at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (/rUhv)

451 Joey, you're sending in 8,000 more troops. Don't you know?

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (ptqGC)

452 I won't stand by while you badmouth the USA!

Posted by: pep at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (ZsR3z)

453 Did he say Build Back Better?

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (/MaDp)

454 I'm sure elected Republicans will be out in force talking about ridiculous it is to blame Trump, and laying this clusterfuck exactly where it belongs, right?

Oh nevermind the hors d'oeuvres are coming out soon.

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (nkobF)

455 SCOAMF

Squinting Clusterfuck Of A Miserable Failure.

Joe "Have Brain Will Travel" Biden

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (w5raC)

456 Is he gonna cry?

Posted by: Ziba at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (S1hrL)

457 We live in Wyoming part of the year. The weather isn't milder than South Dakota. Got stuck out there one winter and had so much snow we had to dig a path for the dogs. Shoulder high trench.

Posted by: four seasons at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (msBGU)

458 >Spring Fighting Season

Is that before or after Wabbit Season?

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (DXFDM)

459 CGI Biden

Posted by: dartist at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (+ya+t)

460 443 Question: Will this be Trump's biggest failure of the Biden administration?
Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (XHhHI)

No.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (z5Vrg)

461 What a fucking douchebag Biden is.

Posted by: Mpfs at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (79p/O)

462 "This is just Tough Love, man!"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (guGkK)

463 335 Are we letting him be clear?

Its so terrible how nobody would let Obama be clear
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (KZzsI)

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

The man just wanted to eat his waffles in peace.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (CAJOC)

464 439 Biden is doing shockingly well. His drug cocktail earlier today must've been something serious.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (3p5uk)

==========

Next speech, though, he's definitely going to drop trou and shit on the floor.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (LvTSG)

465 450 Has he challenged the Taliban to a push-up contest yet?
Posted by: Azathoth at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (/rUhv)

IT'S GO TIME!

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (cF8AT)

466 If I understand correctly, life has been very unfair to Joe.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston

Life's been good to me so far......

Posted by: Joe Walsh at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (vcOmj)

467 Now he's going to make up phone conversations.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (ptqGC)

468 Afghanistan is the last place I expected to find a registered gun.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet has Orwell Was An Optimist T-Shirts 30% Off! at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (pRfKN)

469 To paraphrase a Tweet I saw:

As a senator Biden voted for the war
As a senator Biden voted to fund the war
As a senator Biden headed a committee that oversaw the war
As VP Biden assisted in running the war
As President Biden chose how to end the war

But it's all Trump's fault

Posted by: 29Victor at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (BJKQV)

470 Good sir. And now we will drink to our health, wealth, and wisdom.
Posted by: ZOD at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (xK9An)


Don't forget dashing good looks.

Posted by: Jordan61, I am the 10% at August 16, 2021 03:09 PM (Ez6QX)

471 If a cop pulled over Biden, he'd be arrested for drunk driving. Guy talks like a drunk, his brain is oatmeal.

Posted by: Blago at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (rgPy5)

472 President Biden, steely-eyed and decisive, laid out the facts, reminding Americans that he is fully in charge...."

The media, soon

Posted by: JoeF. at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (mR6Gs)

473 He's always angry.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (cSyAR)

A sign of senility
Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 03:08 PM (I2VcN)


Why I keep saying they sedate him constantly. He's always had anger issues, and the dementia exacerbates that.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (wAnMi)

474 Biden (summarized) : This is moving faster than expected because the Afghan government and formal military gave up and ran. This justifies the withdrawal because we can't fight for them when they won't fight themselves.

--

to be honest, this is exactly the speech an adult would give. But to quote Marco Ramius, I read your book, Biden acted stupidly.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (ZZK0E)

475 The World According to Joe

Posted by: wth at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (v0R5T)

476 In honestly surprised they haven't found a way to blame the DC insurrection.

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (nkobF)

477 All that needs to be done is to play the video from just A MONTH AGO where he responded that none of this would happen after specifically being asked about this by a reporter.

Trump's fault, my rear end.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (9C6CX)

478 No mention that he planned the withdrawal on 9/11 and it's 8/16.

So obviously this hasn't gone as planned.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (UuD2k)

479 Joe Biden is a dim man who constantly suspects that others in the room with him think he's dim. He wanted to get out of Afghanistan and limit the mission -- he was smart all along. Not, like, you know, dumb.

Posted by: Revenant at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (cOGHc)

480 Executive Summary:

NOTHING IS MY FAULT

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (guGkK)

481 One mealy mouthed excuse after another. What a total failure this guy is.

Posted by: IrishEi at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (+ZGEx)

482 Aaaaand, the slurring is starting.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (wAnMi)

483 He's clueless.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (GPwVZ)

484 Biden (summarized) : Our presence is holding back Afghanistan, because we make it so they don't need to lead. And we're plying into China's hands by continuing the Afghan effort because they long for us to be distracted by Central Asia, wasting blood and treasure there.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (3p5uk)

485 "I told those Afghani leaders what you do, and they wouldn't do it!"

Posted by: bluebell at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (wyw4S)

486 >>> I think her Ego would take over... She wants to be ruler Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 02:49 PM (I2VcN)

The old rule in hell gambit... tho I don't think I'd call the Biden WH serving in heaven.

Posted by: LizLem at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (+mkOR)

487 One or three. Even number in gin is bad juju. Known.

(clinks glasses)

Good sir. And now we will drink to our health, wealth, and wisdom.
Posted by: ZOD at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM


Three it is, then.

*pours perfectly made martini into the USB port for Zod*

Cheers!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (m+jkK)

488 Biden is setting us up to go back in. He's re-writing history in real time.
Posted by: squid_hunt at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (Ectld)

i can't fucking follow what's going on. trump tied my hands about the withdrawal. but we would have had to go back in. but they won't fight for themselves.

are we going back, or what the fuck is he on about?

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (8D42x)

489 Hmmm... I am old enough to remember a week ago when Dumb Joe said the Afghan forces were well equipped and loyal.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (r+sAi)

490 The Big Ghuy is on live.

Posted by: Skip at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (znIQ9)

491 It took three days of invasive doping to get Joe prepped for a 10 minute youtube history lesson.

Posted by: 13times at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (Bg+1a)

492 Who is telling Biden we need to continue the war?

Posted by: JoeF. at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (mR6Gs)

493 Oh fuck you and your corruption in government.

The Bidens are more corrupt than the Afghans, and that's saying something. Is this POS really throwing Ghani under the bus?

Posted by: trev006 at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (7FqRW)

494 Ugh.. I loathe him so. Even more than Obama, if that's possible.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (ptqGC)

495 He seems to be slowing down. Is the meth wearing off?

Posted by: pep at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (ZsR3z)

496 We live in Wyoming part of the year. The weather isn't milder than South Dakota. Got stuck out there one winter and had so much snow we had to dig a path for the dogs. Shoulder high trench.

Posted by: four seasons at August 16, 2021


***
Casper is at 5K feet, Sioux Falls at 1500. I'd think Casper would tend to have colder winters.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (/XOcP)

497 Who said we should stay? WTAF? We should have been gone May 1 you clown.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (wAnMi)

498 Is he gonna take A-stan out behind the barn and give them a good knocking about?

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (/MaDp)

499 Hey asshole no one is argueing we should stay longer...What we are arguing is that your withdrawal was incompetent and embarrasing

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (GPwVZ)

500 Triple A cocktail: Intravenous Aricept/Adivan/Adderall.

Posted by: Ziba at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (S1hrL)

501 Trump was against the wars.

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (nkobF)

502 Have they outright blamed Emmanuel Goldstein yet?

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Chernyenko My Coat At The Cleaners at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (c6ONS)

503 Of course, he's rebutting an argument that no one is making...that we should still be there.

IT'S HOW YOU LEFT YOU ADLED BUFOON!

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (cF8AT)

504 "In the words of my homies, I dindu nothin'" -- Joe Biden 2021

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (XHhHI)

505 "No mention that he planned the withdrawal on 9/11 and it's 8/16."

9/11 is the date of the start of phase two: Retaking Afghanistan.

Posted by: squid_hunt at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (Ectld)

506 He is doing everything but addressing what is happening in Afghanistan right now.

Posted by: IrishEi at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (+ZGEx)

507 False choice: "Fight forever" or leave in chaos, with no planning whatsoever, stranding our countrymen and our allies.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (guGkK)

508 I'm sure elected Republicans will be out in force talking about ridiculous it is to blame Trump, and laying this clusterfuck exactly where it belongs, right?

--

it's as I feared, he blames trump then he wins, game over. no comeback. psyche!

Posted by: Tim Riggins at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (ZZK0E)

509 I guess we won't be seeing anymore tweets from @USEmbassyKabul.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (TNyrE)

510 444 So without an air force, the Taliban conquered the country in one day.

I'm waiting for the Bee to come up with the Toyota Technical Tacoma Sale, $1000 cash back, an RPG in the bed, and niqabs for all your womenfolk.

Posted by: JEM at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (8erNz)

511 Who the fu*k is he hearing want to stay there?

Posted by: Diogenes at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (axyOa)

512 So Biden is blaming Trump for the pull out, but also stating we're not going back in

Posted by: JoeF. at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (mR6Gs)

513 Wyoming is kind of tight for a lot of jobs though, its not a mecca for tech or anything. Great for ranching, but not manufacturing or anything like that.

It gets really snowy in the winter and can have blizzards, but they get these warm periods in winter where the snow all melts and its a nice spring day for a while (Chinook winds).

The wildlife commission is basically run by hunters and fishermen.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (KZzsI)

514 Biden (summarized) : Staying in Afghanistan was not an option, and it is long since not worth the life and treasure it requires.

(I don;t disagree with that assessment, but I don;t know anyone saying we need to stay in Afghanistan - except the generals in Trump's DoD)

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (3p5uk)

515 starting to string his words together

those arethemistakes cannotaffordtoignore

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (49Exr)

516 I'm old enough to remember when lazy cocksucker Shit Midas Obama did this exact thing to Iraq, and created ISIS.

Which Trump destroyed.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (KW7bH)

517 Biden Junta put more effort into blaming Trump than they did into planning the withdrawal of forces and civilians.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (UdU+W)

518 Apparently he's pulling our troops out of Europe and Japan.

Posted by: pep at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (ZsR3z)

519 Obama and ISIS/Hezbollah
-------

That's ISIL , you knuckle-dragger.

Posted by: Barky the Dog Eater at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (1vynn)

520 how many paintings did the taliban buy from hunter?

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (sLvU4)

521 Of course, he's rebutting an argument that no one is making...that we should still be there.

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (cF8AT)
---
He took the pebble from Obama's hand.

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (XHhHI)

522 The Bidens are more corrupt than the Afghans, and that's saying something. Is this POS really throwing Ghani under the bus?
Posted by: trev006 at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (7FqRW)

Amazing

Posted by: CN at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (ONvIw)

523 Awww....he says the scenes we're seeing in Afghanistan are gut-wrenching, especially for vets.


*types* *deletes*

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (ptqGC)

524 We could have, you know, PLANNED THE WITHDRAWAL

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (guGkK)

525 Joe has an army of strawmen.

Posted by: WisRich at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (G0vdT)

526 He's still arguing that pulling out was the right thing -- as if that was what was controversial.

No word defending how they decided to do it.

Posted by: Tommy V at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (GCivW)

527 Biden has black eyes, lifeless eyes, like a doll's eyes...

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (yQpMk)

528 What an inspirational speech! It gave me chills. This must rank as one of the greatest ever! I salute you, sir!

Posted by: Chris Wallace at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (PiwSw)

529 Who is telling Biden we need to continue the war? Posted by: JoeF. at August 16, 2021 03:10 PM (mR6Gs)

It's the Obama strawman ploy. "Some people say I should . . . ."

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (BMmaB)

530 So, he was being told we needed to stay forever.

Bold strategy Cotton, let's see if it pays off.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (wAnMi)

531 Some people say........

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (nkobF)

532 Biden's condition is disturbing. He can barely speak.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (8izOd)

533 My wife was killed by a drunk Taliban driver.

Posted by: pep at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (ZsR3z)

534 Now he's going to tell us he fast-roped into a FOB.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (ptqGC)

535 Road door gunner on Blackhawks he did

Posted by: Skip at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (znIQ9)

536 Biden remembers talking about Afghanistan with Benjamin Disraeli.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (cSyAR)

537 This is personal to me, man. I fucked up these issues for eight long years.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (guGkK)

538 What is the largest Strawman ever built? for $200, Alex.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (r+sAi)

539 I'm going to start screaming.

Posted by: Ziba at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (S1hrL)

540 Ferkas!

Posted by: Gref at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (AMIL/)

541 "Some would say..."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (guGkK)

542 Not a word to the Afghan translators who will get beheaded because of this clumsy exit

Posted by: redenzo at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (E7vND)

543 President mumbles is starting to mumble...

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (cF8AT)

544 Omg, he's not there yet.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (9C6CX)

He's not been there since 2019 really - this Afghan thing is not Joe's fault, not really. He's eternally in the WH Happy Day Room and his cherry Jello is coming very soon...he just needs to read this thing written by Jen Psaki's cousin Shecky, who graduated in Women's Transectional Drum Circle Studies from Cornell, and then he gets to watch Judge Whapner and eat his Jello without having to have that usual lone session in the "situation room" with the big security guard.

Posted by: Boswell at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (5iUNf)

545 Biden onto the pathos part of the speech - his travels, the sacrifices of our men, etc.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (3p5uk)

546 518 Apparently he's pulling our troops out of Europe and Japan.
Posted by: pep at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (ZsR3z)

Is he? That's actually a lot more sensible than half-assing a defense of the empire.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (z5Vrg)

547 Biden is a lying sack of shit, but I will concede he is right about not expecting American solders to fight this when Afghanis won't.

We really did give them everything and they didn't lift a finger.

Posted by: Blago at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (rgPy5)

548 So without an air force, the Taliban conquered the country in one day.

I'm waiting for the Bee to come up with the Toyota Technical Tacoma Sale, $1000 cash back, an RPG in the bed, and niqabs for all your womenfolk.
Posted by: JEM at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (8erNz)

I think they come with your own personal slave

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (kdi4l)

549 What fatigues do you wear during the Spring fighting season?

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (sX1BW)

550 "We will continue to support the Afghan people"

Gee, thanks.

Posted by: Headless Afghans at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (ZsR3z)

551 He has to bee reading this on teleprompter

Posted by: Skip at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (znIQ9)

552 Seriously only 15,000 people are watching biden's speech on Afghanistan?

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (JUOKG)

553 YAY! He's going to keep speaking out for Afghan women and girls. *rage stroke*

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (ptqGC)

554 I see
Trump's fault.
Afghanistan's fault.

Not Biden's fault at all.

Posted by: Mpfs at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (79p/O)

555 Good luck with diplomacy with the Islamic Emirates of Iran, you addlepated dodo.

Posted by: bluebell at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (wyw4S)

556 "I'm all about Human Rights, man"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (guGkK)

557 Brave, brave Sir Robin

Posted by: Roy at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (Ti+Tv)

558 Joe sounds like he thinks there are going to be Americans in Afghanistan voluntarily anytime in the future.

Posted by: rd at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (Z32m1)

559 Wolfus,

Elevation of 7000 ft where we live in Wyoming.



Posted by: four seasons at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (msBGU)

560 Who the fu*k is he hearing want to stay there?
Posted by: Diogenes at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (axyOa)




*shifty eyes*

Posted by: Liz Cheney at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (yQpMk)

561 538 What is the largest Strawman ever built? for $200, Alex.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (r+sAi)

==========

I think that was the Left saying that Republican health care plans were for sick people to die.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (LvTSG)

562 The blame Trump talking point will get repeated but won't gain traction with regular (non MFM/beltway) Americans. No one likes a blamer or a snitch.

Posted by: LASue at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (Ed8Zd)

563 joe is blaming Obama

Posted by: REDACTED at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (uCLWI)

564 Seriously only 15,000 people are watching biden's speech on Afghanistan?
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (JUOKG)
++++
110k on the WH official stream I'm watching.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (3p5uk)

565 Biden's condition is disturbing. He can barely speak.
Posted by: CaliGirl at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (8izOd)


This is the best the drugs can do. I guessed he's got to stay at or under 5 minutes. If he goes over 10, things should get sporty.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (wAnMi)

566 vulnable = vulnerable

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (ptqGC)

567 Joe has an army of strawmen.
Posted by: WisRich at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (G0vdT)
---
Provisioned from the Obama administration.

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (XHhHI)

568 >>No, I mean the real American flag -- the Gay Pride Flag this crew flies at embassies.


Saw on twitter - a retweet of the US embassies pride flag tweet and "Pride comes before the fall"

Posted by: Lizzy at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (bDqIh)

569 549 What fatigues do you wear during the Spring fighting season?
Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (sX1BW)

Tik tok influencers will let you know.

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (cF8AT)

570 he has been to afghanistan
he has met thm
he has sniffed the hair of their women and fingerfuckd their kids
he has shred hunter with their men

hey, who wrote that?

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (sLvU4)

571 Diplomacy!

Posted by: Flatville Bill at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (tEsMf)

572 My wife was killed by a drunk Taliban driver.
Posted by: pep at August 16, 2021 03:12 PM (ZsR3z)

LOL holy shit

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (nkobF)

573 What an inspirational speech! It gave me chills. This must rank as one of the greatest ever! I salute you, sir!
Posted by: Chris Wallace
--------

Bold, assertive, Presidential.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (1vynn)

574 "Assisting in the departure"

It almost sounds like they have a plan.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (guGkK)

575 This wasn't Trump's plan. Biden changed the timetable on the Trump plan that had the Taliban, Afghan gov't and the *warlords'* approval.

Then Biden fucked with the timeline and the warlords decided that it was better to have their palms greased by their eventual overlords instead of getting shot in the face.

So they flipped sides.

Not rocket surgery.

Posted by: Defenestratus at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (9V81o)

576 Of course, he's rebutting an argument that no one is making...that we should still be there.

IT'S HOW YOU LEFT YOU ADLED BUFOON!
Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (cF8AT)

The nevertrumpers are all chomping at the bit for war, and his speechwriters think those people represent the opposition.

Posted by: Sjg at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (gDSJf)

577 "What fatigues do you wear during the Spring fighting season?"

The white after Memorial Day.

Posted by: squid_hunt at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (Ectld)

578 Omg. "We have safely shut down our embassy."

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (ptqGC)

579 hubby wants to retire where there's no snow
I want a place that's not stinkin hot

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (oEn12)

580 Toyota Technical Tacoma Sale, $1000 cash back, an RPG in the bed, and niqabs for all your womenfolk.
Posted by: JEM at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (8erNz)

shut up and take my money...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (8D42x)

581 419 For those not listening, it is everyone's fault but his
_______________

This from the fraud who told Americans during his candidacy in 2020 that he'd never blame anybody else for his own bad decisions and mistakes.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (k4dH2)

582 Hmmm... I am old enough to remember a week ago when Dumb Joe said the Afghan forces were well equipped and loyal.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk


You must have heard incorrectly, comrade. Leader Biden has spoken clearly and truthfully. The capitalist roader Trump is the true cause of this terrible outcome.

Even now, the pig Trump continues to hatch his treasonous schemes. Someday Comrade, he will be stopped from ruining the plans of the Great Leader Biden.

Daspadanya!

Posted by: Comrade Bozo Conservative....the voice of the people at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (vcOmj)

583 The one time I won't cry in this whole debacle is when the Taliban burns the "pride" flag. That is, if the video isn't banned immediately by Big Tech.

Posted by: pookysgirl, minuscule ray of sunshine at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (XKZwp)

584 Now the media and the left-wing political dipshits in Congress know what a real insurrection looks like.

Posted by: Fish at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (WXzMP)

585 "Obama fucked up a bunch, but I'm going to make it better."
-Trump

"Trump fucked up a bunch, and there's nothing I can do about it but watch."
-Biden

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (LvTSG)

586 Biden is a lying sack of shit, but I will concede he is right about not expecting American solders to fight this when Afghanis won't.

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

An argument most Americans were making before he became VP.

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (sX1BW)

587 "527 Biden has black eyes, lifeless eyes, like a doll's eyes..."

That's the medication they pump into him.

Posted by: Tommy V at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (GCivW)

588 Is he? That's actually a lot more sensible than half-assing a defense of the empire.

No, I was riffing on his list of things we shouldn't do. If we'd had that attitude in 1945, Europe and Japan would be communist now.

Posted by: pep at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (ZsR3z)

589 "Our diplomatic presence IS NOW CONSOLDIATED AT THE AIRPORT"

Oh dear Lord, you can't make this shit up.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (guGkK)

590 Apparently he's pulling our troops out of Europe and Japan

I'd be fine with that, why the hell do we even have troops in Japan anyway??

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (KZzsI)

591 505 "No mention that he planned the withdrawal on 9/11 and it's 8/16."

9/11 is the date of the start of phase two: Retaking Afghanistan.
Posted by: squid_hunt at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (Ectld)

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

It's Afghanistan II: Electric Boogaloo.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (CAJOC)

592 There you go, import more Muslims from a failed state, that will show them.

Posted by: Skip at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (znIQ9)

593 The blame Trump talking point will get repeated but won't gain traction with regular (non MFM/beltway) Americans. No one likes a blamer or a snitch.
Posted by: LASue at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (Ed8Zd)

Sadly they only have to make it to the next crisis. Which will be in about 48 hours.

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (nkobF)

594 "Saw on twitter - a retweet of the US embassies pride flag tweet and Pride comes before the fall"

That's epic.

Posted by: squid_hunt at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (Ectld)

595 So he had a plan...Trumps. Get out my May 1.
WTF?
YOU Biden, voided the agreement.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (axyOa)

596 Biden (summarized) : We're re-upping and sending another 6k troops to assist evacuation of US personnel and Afghan allies. Troops are currently securing the airfield and taking over ATC as we close the embassy and will begin the airlift as soon as the field is secure and we expect this to take several days as we have several thousand people to move in the first wave.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (3p5uk)

597 There's "vulnable" again.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (ptqGC)

598 "There are people saying we should drop a nuke on Mar a Lago, Trump screwed up so badly.

But, no. No. I urge mercy and forgiveness for what Trump has done in Afghanistan. "

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (XHhHI)

599 There it is. They're coming here now.

Posted by: pep at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (ZsR3z)

600 still, though...if he blames trump. that's it, right? The country will buy it and blame trump too and then trump will lose the 2020 election. That's pretty bad for us. Has anyone tried to blame biden instead?
Posted by: Tim Riggins at August 16, 2021 03:06 PM (ZZK0E)


The country will "buy" it, because it will be force-fed them by the MFM. The GOP will go along, because they hate Trump, too. And any candidate who tries to blame Biden will be referred back to Biden's 'blame-trump' strategy and accused of "buck passing" and "whatabout-ism."

All too predictable and all too successful.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (2JVJo)

601 BUFFERING... BUFFERING...

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (wAnMi)

602 I'm losing it. Help me mommy!

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (4I/2K)

603 Won't watch it but I can guess.
Whispering, husky voice emotives, losing his place and lying.
What do I win?

Posted by: Zek at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (dEaub)

604 "our diplomatic presence is consolidated at the airport"



that is fucking great!

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (sLvU4)

605 drugs are wearing off

Posted by: Chris at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (JU09O)

606 Is he going to say anything about the Charlie Foxtrot in the Kabul region that began last Friday?

Posted by: Gref at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (AMIL/)

607 Great. More refugees from Muslim basketcase countries.

In 25 years, one of them will be in Congress, bitching about "white supremacy."

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (nLvby)

608 "I don;t know anyone saying we need to stay in Afghanistan - except the generals in Trump's DoD"

Liz Cheney said we can't cut and run ... (her daddy taught her that)

Posted by: illiniwek at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (Cus5s)

609 how about evacuating Americans sooner?

Posted by: Ziba at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (S1hrL)

610 It's not the decision. IT'S THE EXECUTION THAT FAILED MISERABLY!

Posted by: RTP at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (QFHUt)

611 578 Omg. "We have safely shut down our embassy."
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (ptqGC)

That's accurate. No Taliban were injured in the shutting down of our embassy.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (BJKQV)

612 590 Apparently he's pulling our troops out of Europe and Japan

I'd be fine with that, why the hell do we even have troops in Japan anyway??
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (KZzsI)

Happy endings.

Posted by: Roy at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (Ti+Tv)

613 Maybe even the department of Justice can watch the fall of Kabul and take notes on what an insurrection involves

Posted by: Fish at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (WXzMP)

614 579 hubby wants to retire where there's no snow
I want a place that's not stinkin hot
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (oEn12)

So maybe some kind of undersea dome?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (z5Vrg)

615 It sounds like Biden has a 12-Week Plan for a Two-Day Crisis.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (guGkK)

616 ---
Provisioned from the Obama administration.
Posted by: Axeman
---------

Yeah, I notice that Ben Rhodes has volunteered his condemnation of Trump. You know, Rhodes, the van driver and National Security advisor.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (1vynn)

617 Yeah but how many people watching the speech are Chinese and Russians looking for a good laugh?

Posted by: steevy at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (uUDKV)

618 Hey those people didn't want to leave. I am not kidding.

Posted by: Joe Biteum at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (Tnijr)

619 Anybody else we'd think was drunk.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (wAnMi)

620 Right. The Afghans now control our military contingency planning.

Posted by: pep at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (ZsR3z)

621 why the hell do we even have troops in Japan anyway??
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (KZzsI)

Unsinkable aircraft carrier.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (BMmaB)

622 Biden (summarized) : We're re-upping and sending another 6k troops to assist evacuation of US personnel and Afghan allies. Troops are currently securing the airfield and taking over ATC as we close the embassy and will begin the airlift as soon as the field is secure and we expect this to take several days as we have several thousand people to move in the first wave.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (3p5uk)
---
... May God help us if Trump screws this one up!

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (XHhHI)

623 "Liz Cheney said we can't cut and run ... (her daddy taught her that)"

Not when there's money to be made.

Posted by: squid_hunt at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (Ectld)

624 OMG: He's threatening the Tollybon.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (ptqGC)

625 So I guess the signing of the Status of Forces agreement is off the table. Because Trump.

Posted by: 13times at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (Bg+1a)

626 Wait until the cell vids come out Joe, you dirty lying fvcking prick.

Posted by: dartist at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (+ya+t)

627 This from the fraud who told Americans during his candidacy in 2020 that he'd never blame anybody else for his own bad decisions and mistakes.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (k4dH2)

Trump made him say that.

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (nkobF)

628 Biden (summarized) : There have been concerns as to why we didn't being evacuating Afghans sooner. It's because they were reluctant and we didn't want to trigger a crisis of confidence in the Afghan state.

(as an aside, I have not heard this question asked ever)

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (3p5uk)

629 "Why I oughta...!!!"

*hikes up pants*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (guGkK)

630 550 "We will continue to support the Afghan people"

Gee, thanks.
Posted by: Headless Afghans at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (ZsR3z)

A parachute would be nice...

Posted by: Afghans trying to hang on to wing of US plane at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (Ed8Zd)

631 Hey those people didn't want to leave. I am not kidding.
Posted by: Joe Biteum at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (Tnijr)


It was obvious how badly they wanted to remain when they started jumping out of the airplane.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (wAnMi)

632 Biden has been utterly incompetent and needs to be impeached, but Austin anf Milley own abandoning war material to the enemy.

And I don't want to hear another goddamned word about the French again. The Tranny Empire makes the French look like Spartans.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (LY6Ds)

633 He will survive this.

Posted by: CN at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (ONvIw)

634 Texas and Florida are both hot and I can't deal with the hear. Before you tell me about air conditioning, let me remnd you that you can heat your house when it's cold. SD has a lot of energy.

Spokane has awful winters as do Montana, Wy and a lot of other states. I want a place that is not attractive to Californians. It's easy to change your car license and registration. It's affordable with good medical facilities. If you are retired, you don't have to go anywhere.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at August 16, 2021 03:17 PM (DFpo9)

635 Consolidated/Trapped
Potato/Potatoe

Posted by: Ktgreat at August 16, 2021 03:17 PM (AD3JT)

636 Just think, we could have had like another several decades of Social Security with no changes with an extra few trillions, instead we blew it on Afghanis.

America First really needs to be conservative bedrock foreign policy.

Posted by: Blago at August 16, 2021 03:17 PM (rgPy5)

637 Sooo...we're bringing lots Afghanis over here? Will they be tested for covid and vaxxed?

Posted by: lizabth at August 16, 2021 03:17 PM (L3Rsz)

638 why the hell do we even have troops in Japan anyway??
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (KZzsI)

Unsinkable aircraft carrier.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (BMmaB)
---
If everyone stays on their own side of the island.

Posted by: Hank Johnson at August 16, 2021 03:17 PM (XHhHI)

639 ...this departure....

Posted by: Little Boomer at August 16, 2021 03:17 PM (PNCY7)

640 Biden (summarized) : We are continuing to evacuate but if the Taliban interferes with our airlift, we will strike back fast and hard.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:17 PM (3p5uk)

641 Biden: "Hey man, that lack of evacuation. Not my fault."

Posted by: WisRich at August 16, 2021 03:17 PM (G0vdT)

642 Actually, I would be interested in what Rashid Tlaib and Ilhan Omar say (on Twitter), because you know it's going to be pro-Taliban.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative



They're too busy in their celebratory scissorsing to type.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at August 16, 2021 03:17 PM (PvJM2)

643 Segure!

Posted by: Gref at August 16, 2021 03:17 PM (AMIL/)

644 "(2) Recognition of the humanitarian catastrophe.

(3) Commitment to getting everyone who helped America (and their families) out of there.

(4) Announcement that #3 will be accomplished by a small troop surge to control the airport. There will be a clear warning that if the Taliban interferes, we will fuck them up. We promise that we're not staying a minute longer than it takes to get everyone out."

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at August 16, 2021 03:17 PM (nLvby)

645 Graveyards of Empires!

Posted by: rickb223 at August 16, 2021 03:17 PM (OCTRt)

646 segure.

Flerbble glip.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:17 PM (wAnMi)

647 555 Good luck with diplomacy with the Islamic Emirates of Iran, you addlepated dodo.

Please do not insult dodos like that.

Furthermore, they are extinct and, alas, the Bidens are not.

Speak not ill of the dead, only of those who've dodged the reaper too long.

Posted by: JEM at August 16, 2021 03:17 PM (8erNz)

648 So who in the MSM will be the first to call it "Presidential"?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 16, 2021 03:17 PM (CAJOC)

649 I hope the embassy was able to save their Pride flag.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:17 PM (ptqGC)

650 It's cloudy in the D.C. area today, but is he wearing the super-tough guy aviator sunglasses?

Posted by: Weasel at August 16, 2021 03:17 PM (MVjcR)

651 Afghanistan is a shithole that can't be governed.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 16, 2021 03:17 PM (UW2ZS)

652 So without an air force, the Taliban conquered the country in one day.

I'm waiting for the Bee to come up with the Toyota Technical Tacoma Sale, $1000 cash back, an RPG in the bed, and niqabs for all your womenfolk.
Posted by: JEM at August 16, 2021 03:11 PM (8erNz)

I think they come with your own personal slave
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (kdi4l)

=======================

It didn't take a day. The Taliban and the Pakistani ISI took months and months to emplace troops nad supplies and most of all subvert enough Afghanistan Military and Government officials in every province.

Then they started in June or July to implement their plan. Last weekend was the final steps.

Posted by: rd at August 16, 2021 03:17 PM (Z32m1)

653 some guy gave jfk a pass on cuba. i was talking about bay of pigs specifically. but aside from that, I guess jfk was clean on foreign policy...nothing to critique. eyes roll.

actually, maybe he handled that missile crisis well enough to avoid baking our grandparents.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (ZZK0E)

654 LASER FOCUS! DRINK!

Posted by: Joe Biteum at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (Tnijr)

655 There was some idiot n Twitter complaining that Noem was out waving a flag in Sturgis while things were falling apart in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (DFpo9)

656 "We wanted to plan but the Afghans said NO"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (guGkK)

657 I can't with this old bastard anymore.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (ptqGC)

658 He's also bringing consonants from the next word into the current one.

sagely gain instead of safely gain

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (49Exr)

659 The American people on the whole don't buy this crap sandwich, there's just nothing they can do about it and they don't really give a crap one way or another. Does this pay my bills? Does this help fill my gas tank? Does this buy school clothes for my kids?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (KZzsI)

660 Biden (summarized) : No military force can ever secure and unite Afghanistan. This could have happened now, or years ago, or years from now. This was inevitable because Afghanistan is not winnable. I am leading by ending this now instead of passing along the morass to the next guy. I am taking responsibility.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (3p5uk)

661 So maybe some kind of undersea dome?
Posted by: Red Turban Somegu

that's some outta da box thinking!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (oEn12)

662 He will not pass on the responsibility for war in Afghanistan to another President. No you ended it alright.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn DA 1977 at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (LBiyC)

663 Whoever wrote it did a better job than I expected.

Posted by: CN at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (ONvIw)

664 He will survive this.
Posted by: CN at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (ONvIw)
---
Was that ever in doubt?

The Dems and the media have whole batteries of disingenuousness that they haven't even cracked the seal on.

Posted by: Hank Johnson at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (XHhHI)

665 LASER FOCUS!!

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (0T+zz)

666 How come he didn't mention this during the election?

Posted by: Little Boomer at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (PNCY7)

667 Nor will I shrink from my responsibility.

Dude, you've spent the last 20 minutes doing precisely that. Not that I expect you remember.

Posted by: pep at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (ZsR3z)

668 You idiot, you're passing along a Taliban-run Afghanistan to the next president.

Posted by: bluebell at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (wyw4S)

669 Yay! Truman! The buck stops with me! Pffffft.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (OCTRt)

670 648 So who in the MSM will be the first to call it "Presidential"?
Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 16, 2021 03:17 PM (CAJOC)

Me! Me!

Posted by: Chris Wallace at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (PiwSw)

671 Biden (summarized) : There have been concerns as to why we didn't being evacuating Afghans sooner. It's because they were reluctant and we didn't want to trigger a crisis of confidence in the Afghan state.

(as an aside, I have not heard this question asked ever)
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (3p5uk)

Not according to the Schiff / Kinzinger letter from June 2021.

Posted by: Afghans trying to hang on to wing of US plane at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (Ed8Zd)

672 633 He will survive this.
Posted by: CN at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (ONvIw)

Of course... He owns the media

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (I2VcN)

673 He CAUSED the fucking Cuban missile crisis first though....

Posted by: steevy at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (uUDKV)

674 The buck stops with me, but this is all the fault of those pussy Afghanis.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (UW2ZS)

675 --- why do we have forces in Japan?


Because Guam might sink.

Posted by: 13times at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (Bg+1a)

676 "I killed Osama bin Laden with my bare hands. Umm, did I mention that yet?"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (guGkK)

677 636 Just think, we could have had like another several decades of Social Security with no changes with an extra few trillions, instead we blew it on Afghanis.

Posted by: Blago at August 16, 2021 03:17 PM (rgPy5)

It wasn't quite that expensive. A year maybe.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (z5Vrg)

678 >>> And keep flying that rainbow rag to show the Muslims whose boss.
Posted by: Skip at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (znIQ9)

When pics of the rainbow flag getting torn down surface, woke gays will need to hug their therapy peacocks tight.

If the trans military person gets killed, they will all be on suicide watch.

Posted by: LizLem at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (+mkOR)

679 LASER FOCUS! DRINK!
Posted by: Joe Biteum at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (Tnijr)


I have to laugh or I'll be crying.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (wAnMi)

680 The blame Trump talking point will get repeated but won't gain traction with regular (non MFM/beltway) Americans. No one likes a blamer or a snitch.
Posted by: LASue at August 16, 2021 03:13 PM (Ed8Zd)


I'll take that bet.

If the election were held tomorrow, millions of Democrats and hundreds of thousands of Republicans would still vote for Stinkfinger, because mean tweets.

Not that it matters. In a week or two, this will be "old news." It will be time to "get on with the work of the American people" and not a single GOP stooge will bring this shit up because "comity."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (2JVJo)

681 Biden loves the troops.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (guGkK)

682 I'm glad our son is at work and not watching this.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (ptqGC)

683 The buck stops with me. Ah, Joe?

Posted by: WisRich at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (G0vdT)

684 Laser focus!!!

Posted by: Bruce at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (vd8XM)

685 Has he picked his nose yet?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (R/m4+)

686 I live in western South Dakota. Don't come here it's closed. Moose out front should have told you.

Posted by: Archer at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (gmo/4)

687 There was some idiot n Twitter complaining that Noem was out waving a flag in Sturgis while things were falling apart in Afghanistan.

Tom "the expert" Nichols, its on the sidebar. Hilariously idiotic

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (KZzsI)

688 [emphasize "NOT"]

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (guGkK)

689 Messy

Posted by: Dirks Strewn DA 1977 at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (LBiyC)

690 Come on now morons, you know Biden meant business because he pointed two fingers up during the speech

I bet the Taliban is sweating bullets right now after seeing that.

Posted by: Mpfs at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (79p/O)

691 I know cynicism is popular in these parts, but I actually do think there are voters that care and this just made Biden being a one termer a lot more likely.

I'm going long on mortality winning that race.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (T7iTv)

692 Oh those Afghani's. Didn't even try.
Posted by: Ziba at August 16, 2021 03:07 PM (S1hrL)



After 20 YEARS of training and battling and loss of life for their ass to be 'free,' the fuckers ran and hid like a 4 year old girl in a thunderstorm.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (Zz0t1)

693 Back to pathos.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (3p5uk)

694 Whut?

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (wAnMi)

695 Much too long, rambling, self-pitying, and repetitive.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (+WWsf)

696 Unsinkable aircraft carrier.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (BMmaB)

But could it still tip over?!

Posted by: Hank Johnson at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (9V81o)

697 Mission Accomplished! We left Afghanistan, that's all that matters.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (UW2ZS)

698 Biden: "Buck stops with me"

Kamala: "What he said!"

Posted by: WisRich at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (G0vdT)

699 660 Biden (summarized) : No military force can ever secure and unite Afghanistan. This could have happened now, or years ago, or years from now. This was inevitable because Afghanistan is not winnable. I am leading by ending this now instead of passing along the morass to the next guy. I am taking responsibility.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (3p5uk)

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I repeat, this could have been Trump's mess. The military could have followed orders in such a way to lead to this awful conclusion and laid it all at Trump's feet.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (LvTSG)

700 This has probably been Biden's strongest performance in a public address.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (3p5uk)

701 675 --- why do we have forces in Japan?
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Cuz South Korea and Navy Bases in Japan.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (/MaDp)

702 If Trump had given us a good agreement, it would have worked after we broke it, extended it, and reversed it.

That guy wasn't very good.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (ELgVT)

703 Worth a glance: "Hillary Clinton Criticizes Biden on Afghanistan" https://tinyurl.com/3ppcassa

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (9Fwwf)

704
668 You idiot, you're passing along a Taliban-run Afghanistan to the next president.
Posted by: bluebell at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (wyw4S)
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Hi there!

Posted by: Weasel at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (MVjcR)

705 Biden, no one is arguing about ending the war, the problem is the way you ended it - in disgrace and incompetence

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (49Exr)

706 He's not going to do what "our leaders did in Vietnam when I was a young man here."

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (ptqGC)

707 Now he's just repeating himself over and over again.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (UuD2k)

708 Heard this morning we have not had a casualty in Afghanistan in the past 18 months.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (25AIT)

709 No questions!

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (cF8AT)

710 No Questions

Posted by: rd at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (Z32m1)

711 ANyone know what the heck is up with twitter?
They've made it unusable for those of us who do not have an account. Just keeps displaying a pop-up telling me to join.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (bDqIh)

712 So this is what Trnmplminazure looks like.

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (nkobF)

713 But the question is, has his butt been wiped?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (Zz0t1)

714 He's repeating himself now. Makes it easy.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (wAnMi)

715 Joe: I take responsibility but it was Trump's fault !

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (I2VcN)

716 The buck stops with me. Now fuck off!

Posted by: Joe Biteum at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (Tnijr)

717 He is slurring or screwing up every third sentence on the teleprompter. If it were your relative, you would be figuring out how to stop them from driving ever again.

Posted by: cool breeze at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (UGKMd)

718 Is it Trump's fault that we left all of those weapons and vehicles? Had Trump said that he'd be in charge of getting them out or something? Was there a sign-up sheet? Did I miss it?

Posted by: 29Victor at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (BJKQV)

719 Steaming pile of sh*t.

Posted by: Ziba at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (S1hrL)

720 Did Slow Joe promise to bring the troops home in his campaign? I remember Trump saying that.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (Dc2NZ)

721 Biden (summarized) : I am not going to fuck this up like we fucked up the evacuation of Saigon.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (3p5uk)

722 700 This has probably been Biden's strongest performance in a public address.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (3p5uk)

Agreed

Posted by: CN at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (ONvIw)

723 did he say he "told that lazy dirty fag obama to get out of afghanistn in2009"

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (sLvU4)

724 Now he wants God to take over.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (guGkK)

725 >Nor will I shrink from my responsibility.

Dude, you've spent the last 20 minutes doing precisely that. Not that I expect you remember.
Posted by: pep at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (ZsR3z)

Just like Janet Reno did during Waco. "I take full responsibility." "So you're resigning?" "LOL no"

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (DXFDM)

726 Omg. He is not taking any questions.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (9C6CX)

727 So what, about 12 minutes? He barely made that.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (wAnMi)

728 And he's gone. Took no questions.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (ptqGC)

729 LOL no questions allowed

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (49Exr)

730 No questiona. Crisis over.

Posted by: Ripley at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (MxEKc)

731
They say that even the blind squirrel finds an acorn once in awhile.

Yet Biden continues to defy the laws of probability and manages to 100% cluster F absolutely everthing he touches, without fail. Amazing really.

Posted by: Zek at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (dEaub)

732 So no questions.....

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (JUOKG)

733 Thank God it's over.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (OCTRt)

734 *runs away*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (guGkK)

735 No questions, of course. The MSM is unperturbed.

Posted by: pep at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (ZsR3z)

736 We're re-upping and sending another 6k troops to assist evacuation of US personnel and Afghan allies.

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what an ignorant child. Our allies are GONE. Does he miss that minor point? Who the fuck is even alive now who would risk getting ass raped by haajis to be screwed over by Joe again the moment he decides to leave?

This is beyond pooch screwing. A-stan is gone. What? is he going to reinvade? And do what? Fight to reclaim each airbase and then set up firebases and spend 20 years to win hearts and minds?

We have no allies in A-stan. period.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (ZZK0E)

737 The buck always stops with me and Hunter, but everybody else is to blame - Joe Biden

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (r+sAi)

738 The Bear Geezer is loose!
SHot out of there faster than . . . something fast.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (bDqIh)

739 Pretty redhead to take the edge off:
https://is.gd/dzfLbX

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (3p5uk)

740 And no questions bring answered, natch. What a miserable excuse for a president.

Posted by: bluebell at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (wyw4S)

741 I called the no questions, he was over 10 which is surprising, but he was definitely on his way out.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (wAnMi)

742 "we have several thousand people to move in the first wave."

the next ten waves will be tens of thousands of Afghan Islamists? Diversity is our strength.

(or dilution and replacement of Christian America is the strength of the criminal DC cabal)

Posted by: illiniwek at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (Cus5s)

743 "This is the right move but also Trump was bad for making me do it."

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (nLvby)

744 NO QUESTIONS PLEASE, I need another shot of meth.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (Dc2NZ)

745 Newscunt: "THE RESOLVE IN HIS VOICE!!"

And his cock in your mouth

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (0T+zz)

746 @711: "Just keeps displaying a pop-up telling me to join."

New "feature" as of this morning.

Use incognito (no cookies) mode and it works like it did yesterday.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (+WWsf)

747 717 He is slurring or screwing up every third sentence on the teleprompter. If it were your relative, you would be figuring out how to stop them from driving ever again.
Posted by: cool breeze at August 16,

I would also take their credit cards and bank info along with the car keys.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (8izOd)

748 At least Saigon is segure.

Posted by: Roy at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (Ti+Tv)

749 717 He is slurring or screwing up every third sentence on the teleprompter. If it were your relative, you would be figuring out how to stop them from driving ever again.
Posted by: cool breeze at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (UGKMd)

That's why his wife worked so hard to get him made president - free chauffer. Smart woman - did you know she's a doctor?

Posted by: 29Victor at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (BJKQV)

750 Joe..if it wasn't for Trump, you'd be staying there, and you know it.

YOUR f*ing this up is going to CAUSE the deaths of countless troops. Shame on you.

Posted by: lizabth at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (L3Rsz)

751 I wonder what the Taliban will do with all those leftover rainbow flags?

Posted by: Fish at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (iQWEY)

752 and there goes the chikenshit

Posted by: REDACTED at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (uCLWI)

753 @JackPosobiec
This isn't just the Fall of Kabul.

The entire leadership of the US govt disappeared today. A thousand narratives collapsed in realtime. DC theater gave way to reality.

A generation of people around the world watched as the US govt was humiliated.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (CRbpG)

754 722 700 This has probably been Biden's strongest performance in a public address.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (3p5uk)

Which is pathetic if this is the best he has

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (I2VcN)

755 Oooo...I can't wait to get into the US embassy in Afghanistan! Because it's literally RAINING MEN. Pride month in Kabul and August with a tool!!!!

Posted by: Cooper the Faggotty Assed White House Intern What Got Long White Fingernails and a Skirt at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (LaNzR)

756 Crisis averted.

We can now direct our laser focus to rooting out terrorists in our own country again.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (guGkK)

757 I did everything right, except the stuff I got wrong, like trusting those pussy Afghanis.

*rushes out the door*

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (UW2ZS)

758 This has probably been Biden's strongest performance in a public address.
Posted by: Joe Mannix
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No objects stuck to his face?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (9Fwwf)

759 I repeat, this could have been Trump's mess. The military could have followed orders in such a way to lead to this awful conclusion and laid it all at Trump's feet.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (LvTSG)

No. Trump wouldn't have left it like this. What military clusterfuck happened on his watch that even remotely resembles this?

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (nkobF)

760 Everybody knew how this was going to unfold, he's the only one that's surprised.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (wAnMi)

761 So he takes credit for implementing Trump's policy of leaving Afghanistan while also blaming Trump for his implementation of the policy to leave?

Posted by: LASue at August 16, 2021 03:22 PM (Ed8Zd)

762 Wish he'd had a brain fart and said, "God bless those guys who fell of the plane. My word as a Biden."

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:22 PM (ptqGC)

763 Pompeo on Fox Business.

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:22 PM (cF8AT)

764 We have no allies in A-stan. period.
Posted by: Tim Riggins at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (ZZK0E)

There are still Westerners there.

Posted by: CN at August 16, 2021 03:22 PM (ONvIw)

765 Joe, leaving Afghanistan and leaving Afghanistan in a Charlie Foxtrot fashion are not the same thing.

Posted by: Gref at August 16, 2021 03:22 PM (AMIL/)

766 "He barely made that."

Have to review the transcript, but the speech felt sectioned. Like they could pull the plug at the 5 min or 10 min mark without it looking like an incomplete address.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at August 16, 2021 03:22 PM (49Exr)

767 Biden is a lying sack of shit, but I will concede he is right about not expecting American solders to fight this when Afghanis won't.
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Nobody, except maybe some never-Trumper pedophile assholes, has been saying that we should have kept U.S. troops there forever.

But there is a big difference between not sending American soldiers to fight the Taliban for the Afghanis, and standing back and letting the Taliban seize billions of dollars of U.S. arms and equipment, and failing to help get U.S. personnel and Afghani allies safely out before leaving the country. There is no excuse for what his happening now. This is just massively incompetent.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 16, 2021 03:22 PM (k4dH2)

768 poof and gone...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at August 16, 2021 03:22 PM (8D42x)

769 Unsinkable aircraft carrier.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at August 16, 2021 03:16 PM (BMmaB)

But could it still tip over?!
Posted by: Hank Johnson at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (9V81o)
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I think somebody's socking me!

Posted by: Hank Johnson at August 16, 2021 03:22 PM (XHhHI)

770 711 ANyone know what the heck is up with twitter?
They've made it unusable for those of us who do not have an account. Just keeps displaying a pop-up telling me to join.
Posted by: Lizzy at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (bDqIh)

Annoying. Ain't it?

Posted by: 29Victor at August 16, 2021 03:22 PM (BJKQV)

771 OK what's the over/under on when joe biden sows up in public after this speech?


I got $5 that says he won't do a public appearance until next week.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 16, 2021 03:22 PM (JUOKG)

772 722 700 This has probably been Biden's strongest performance in a public address.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (3p5uk)

Agreed

Totally. Never let a good crisis go to waste.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 16, 2021 03:22 PM (AHq56)

773 731
They say that even the blind squirrel finds an acorn once in awhile.

Yet Biden continues to defy the laws of probability and manages to 100% cluster F absolutely everthing he touches, without fail. Amazing really.
Posted by: Zek at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (dEaub)

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He does seem to have ice cream under control.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 16, 2021 03:22 PM (CAJOC)

774 .....and taking over ATC as we close the embassy and will begin the airlift as soon as the field is secure and we expect this to take several days as we have several thousand people to move in the first wave.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (3p5uk)
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... May God help us if Trump screws this one up!
Posted by: Axeman


Taking over ATC? I don't think anybody can tell Alex The Chick what to do. She has a mind of her own.

Yeah, Trump wants to screw up everything. Arrest him now, Joe, before he screws you up again.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at August 16, 2021 03:23 PM (vcOmj)

775 We can now direct our laser focus to rooting out terrorists in our own country again.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (guGkK)
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Or leading them to the family silver, as it were.

Posted by: bluebell at August 16, 2021 03:23 PM (wyw4S)

776 We can now direct our laser focus to rooting out terrorists in our own country again.

"And by 'terrorists' we mean 'patriotic Americans who won't do what we command'"
--head of DHS

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 03:23 PM (KZzsI)

777 I thought he was supposed to take questions from pre selected catamites?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at August 16, 2021 03:23 PM (oEn12)

778 762 Wish he'd had a brain fart and said, "God bless those guys who fell of the plane. My word as a Biden."
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:22 PM (ptqGC)

The Flying al-Wallendas

Posted by: Roy at August 16, 2021 03:23 PM (Ti+Tv)

779 We can now direct our laser focus to rooting out terrorists in our own country again.
Posted by: Cicero
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...and suppressing backlash against muslims.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 16, 2021 03:23 PM (9Fwwf)

780 Pretty redhead to take the edge off:
https://is.gd/dzfLbX
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (3p5uk)

She needs a hug.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 16, 2021 03:23 PM (cSyAR)

781 Which is pathetic if this is the best he has
Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (I2VcN)
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Sure. But he was clear, the speech was written for him in active voice, the speechwriter did a good job of weaving the status in with the emotional appeals, he didn't fuck up the delivery. His "rah, rah, strong Biden taking responsibility and doing things right and making the best of the shit sandwich Trump gave me" crap is just that, but he delivered it well and the speech was well-written. Hands-down his best performance.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:23 PM (3p5uk)

782
There are still Westerners there.
Posted by: CN at August 16, 2021 03:22 PM (ONvIw)



Not for long. If they're not air lifted out, they'll be decapitated by The 'Ban.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at August 16, 2021 03:23 PM (Zz0t1)

783 He didn't even take questions? Yeah, the potency of his meds are wearing off. He even had pre-approved press people there.

Posted by: Thrawn at August 16, 2021 03:23 PM (wQb4c)

784 "I know people will criticize my decision..."

No. People are criticizing your utter incompetence and failure.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 03:23 PM (9C6CX)

785 This has probably been Biden's strongest performance in a public address.
Posted by: Joe Mannix

Pretty low bar, though. But sure, Joe can have extra pudding.

Posted by: lizabth at August 16, 2021 03:23 PM (L3Rsz)

786 Pretty redhead to take the edge off:
https://is.gd/dzfLbX
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (3p5uk)

She needs a hug.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 16, 2021 03:23 PM


she needs something other than a hug.....just sayin.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 16, 2021 03:24 PM (JUOKG)

787 Have to review the transcript, but the speech felt sectioned. Like they could pull the plug at the 5 min or 10 min mark without it looking like an incomplete address.

Wow, you're right. I'll bet the guy with the shepherd's crook is relieved he didn't have to use it.

Posted by: pep at August 16, 2021 03:24 PM (ZsR3z)

788 Ok, spin this one CNN. They were shouting "Death to America" and shooting at our soldiers but they seemed friendly!
Posted by: Stellastwocents at August 16, 2021 03:00 PM (cRbt7)
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Systemic!
White!
RACISM!

Posted by: Van Jones at August 16, 2021 03:24 PM (ePZfA)

789 ANyone know what the heck is up with twitter?
They've made it unusable for those of us who do not have an account. Just keeps displaying a pop-up telling me to join.
Posted by: Lizzy at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (bDqIh)

It's likely either VPN or ad blocking/no script.

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2021 03:24 PM (nkobF)

790 Gettin' grub for grillin' tonight at the shoot fest at the range.

What did he say?

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 16, 2021 03:24 PM (OTzUX)

791 Biden, no one is arguing about ending the war, the problem is the way you ended it - in disgrace and incompetence
Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (49Exr)


TRADITION! Every Democrat since Truman.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at August 16, 2021 03:24 PM (T7iTv)

792
She needs a hug.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 16, 2021 03:23 PM (cSyAR)


She needs a shot of my Dicken's Cider.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at August 16, 2021 03:24 PM (Zz0t1)

793 This has probably been Biden's strongest performance in a public address.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (3p5uk)

True, I expected a shorter one with more mistakes.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at August 16, 2021 03:24 PM (49Exr)

794 Joe can brag that he isn't going to blame prior presidents. But that's because that's something that Joe does regularly: brag.

But have you ever seen Joe take the blame on anything? I've watched that guy for decades. I've never seen it.

His instinct and character is to brag. That he can do.

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:24 PM (XHhHI)

795 Since Afghanistan is not a wine producing region, I don't think the Liz Cheney loving, former security moms are going to give a crap about this

Posted by: Fish at August 16, 2021 03:24 PM (iQWEY)

796 Notsothoreau
We made South Dakota our residence when we retired, even though we don't reside there. Full-time rving gave us the opportunity to choose where we put our home of residence and we always came back to South Dakota. We've been visiting there for 30 years and love it. Now we come back every summer for a month or two to visit friends. The people are lovely and the scenery is amazing.

Posted by: Megthered at August 16, 2021 03:24 PM (7m5X+)

797 Well, I'm reassured.

Posted by: Count de Monet, unvaccinated American at August 16, 2021 03:24 PM (4I/2K)

798 Taking over ATC? I don't think anybody can tell Alex The Chick what to do. She has a mind of her own.
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And several Divisions of raptors.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 16, 2021 03:24 PM (9Fwwf)

799 The narrative has been set. The message has been sent.

Whatever the MSM was trying to come up with to protect Biden from this failure they will now pivot to "It was inevitable because of the Afghan Army & It's Trump's fault."

Posted by: 29Victor at August 16, 2021 03:24 PM (BJKQV)

800 I got $5 that says he won't do a public appearance until next week.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 16, 2021 03:22 PM (JUOKG)
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Two days minimum, but they'll take a week if they can get it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:24 PM (3p5uk)

801 This has probably been Biden's strongest performance in a public address.

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Would agree, but it is almost always when a President is at his best. I would agree it was strong, but why wasn't it delivered at night?

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at August 16, 2021 03:24 PM (sX1BW)

802 "Biden is a lying sack of shit, but I will concede he is right about not expecting American solders to fight this when Afghanis won't."

It's not like he hasn't had a chance to speak up before. I could have told him that 20 years ago.

Posted by: f'd at August 16, 2021 03:24 PM (Tnijr)

803 781. Yes it was and if I were a lib, I'd feel reassured and confident.

Posted by: CN at August 16, 2021 03:24 PM (ONvIw)

804 So he takes credit for implementing Trump's policy of leaving Afghanistan while also blaming Trump for his implementation of the policy to leave?
Posted by: LASue

I hope he made that clear. Just let him be clear on this.

Are we clear?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at August 16, 2021 03:24 PM (vcOmj)

805 >>Use incognito (no cookies) mode and it works like it did yesterday.


Thanks

Posted by: Lizzy at August 16, 2021 03:25 PM (bDqIh)

806 She needs a hug.

She does look kind of cold, like hen the camera is off her she runs to get a coat

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 03:25 PM (KZzsI)

807 755 Oooo...I can't wait to get into the US embassy in Afghanistan! Because it's literally RAINING MEN. Pride month in Kabul and August with a tool!!!!
Posted by: Cooper the Faggotty Assed White House Intern What Got Long White Fingernails and a Skirt at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (LaNzR)


It's not as fun as you think.

Posted by: Zombie Ambassador Chris Stevens at August 16, 2021 03:25 PM (PiwSw)

808 759 I repeat, this could have been Trump's mess. The military could have followed orders in such a way to lead to this awful conclusion and laid it all at Trump's feet.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 03:19 PM (LvTSG)

No. Trump wouldn't have left it like this. What military clusterfuck happened on his watch that even remotely resembles this?
Posted by: ... at August 16, 2021 03:21 PM (nkobF)

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The generals that refused to follow his orders were unwilling to give him political victories. I fully believe they told him they wouldn't obey his orders if he invoked the Insurrection Act.

They had the choice to do what he said in withdrawing from Afghanistan and doing it in such a way that everything fell apart. He wouldn't have fired a single one of them because of it, either. He wouldn't be the one making tactical and strategic decisions. He tried to hand everything off to his generals like a CiC should, and they chose to fuck him in such a way that it ended up blowing back on them in the medium term instead of on Trump in the short term.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 03:25 PM (LvTSG)

809 So apparently al Qaeda and other terror groups are gathering in strength in record time.


But Joe is going to protect us from terrorism.


We're going to get hit again. Bigly.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:25 PM (ptqGC)

810 There are still Westerners there.

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not my point, but where? Is there a Canadian firebase or something that I missed? No, they're all at the airport.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at August 16, 2021 03:25 PM (ZZK0E)

811 "Is it Trump's fault that we left all of those weapons and vehicles?"

They also left a lot of innocents (Americans and other) surprised to be suddenly trapped and under Taliban interrogation. But I suppose smart people were getting out months (years, decades?) ago.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 16, 2021 03:25 PM (Cus5s)

812 Gosh, some of the media isn't buying off on his story.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:25 PM (wAnMi)

813 It's like the polar opposite of Kennedys moon shot speech....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 16, 2021 03:25 PM (6FeV1)

814 @798: "And several Divisions of raptors."

But can they open doors?

Posted by: Walter Freeman at August 16, 2021 03:25 PM (+WWsf)

815 hubby wants to retire where there's no snow
I want a place that's not stinkin hot
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at August 16, 2021


***
Snow is easier to deal with than the same amount of rain. Snow doesn't come into your car and screw up the electronics.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021 03:25 PM (/XOcP)

816
Would agree, but it is almost always when a President is at his best. I would agree it was strong, but why wasn't it delivered at night?
Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at August 16, 2021 03:24 PM (sX1BW)

They call it "sundowning" for a reason, ya know.

Posted by: CN at August 16, 2021 03:25 PM (ONvIw)

817 He didn't even take questions? Yeah, the potency of his meds are wearing off. He even had pre-approved press people there.

Posted by: Thrawn at August 16, 2021 03:23 PM


Yes he did, and I am certain they had pre approved questions they could ask just like the last press conference he held but he did not call on them. This is not going well for him and they all know it.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 16, 2021 03:25 PM (JUOKG)

818 why the hell do we even have troops in Japan anyway??
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 03:15 PM (KZzsI)
........

to protect the supply of sexbots?

Posted by: wth at August 16, 2021 03:25 PM (v0R5T)

819 758 This has probably been Biden's strongest performance in a public address.
Posted by: Joe Mannix

maybe, if not for his speech a month ago

cannot square the two

Posted by: REDACTED at August 16, 2021 03:25 PM (uCLWI)

820 I will not send American boys thousands of miles away to a fight that Asian boys should be doing. LBJ Biden

Posted by: Archer at August 16, 2021 03:26 PM (gmo/4)

821 I remember that time I took a Jezeel bullet in the shoulder.
That was way back in 80, 1880.
--Joe Biden
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 16, 2021 03:05 PM (cSyAR)


I thought it was your leg!

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at August 16, 2021 03:26 PM (DWDek)

822 Hands-down his best performance.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:23 PM (3p5uk)

But unfortunately for them, it didn't address the utter debacle that is unfolding and I think only his greatest sycophants will buy it.

There were dems on Twitter admitting they regretted voting for him.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 03:26 PM (9C6CX)

823 Well that's it. joebama gave them everything they wanted to hear. 2 more days of talking points and this is done.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 16, 2021 03:26 PM (f0TKX)

824 The withdrawal wasn't even supposed to be for another 3 weeks!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 16, 2021 03:26 PM (Y5qcH)

825 When will we end our rescue and evac mission at Kabul, Joe? How long will it take to get 30,000 Afghans and 6,000-plus US troops out by air?

Posted by: Gref at August 16, 2021 03:26 PM (AMIL/)

826 So he managed to stay upright and not shit his pants. Well, darn.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 16, 2021 03:26 PM (nxdel)

827 Back in July, state department spokes "man" Ned Price tried to claim that the pull-out from Afghanistan was Trump's policy, not Biden's -- but that Biden couldn't overturn it.

**

Can someone get the crayons out and explain to me how he can change the timeline but can't overtun the policy that Trump had already overturned because the Taliban had been determined to be acting in bad faith and not holding up their part of the deal?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember when they cancelled the foreign policy presidential debate? at August 16, 2021 03:26 PM (LfLgr)

828 A generation of people around the world watched as the US govt was humiliated.

And most of the world and at least half of America think it's utterly deserved.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 16, 2021 03:26 PM (2JVJo)

829 TRADITION! Every Democrat since Truman.

The last good Democrat president.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 03:26 PM (KZzsI)

830 But of course!

@JRubinBlogger 7m

Brutally honest. Accepts responsibility. The best speech under the circumstances. Now better damn well get those people out

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:26 PM (cF8AT)

831 This is going to lay Joe up for a fortnight.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 16, 2021 03:26 PM (cSyAR)

832 So now media won't show any unpleasant footage from Kabul?

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 16, 2021 03:26 PM (/MaDp)

833 Would agree, but it is almost always when a President is at his best. I would agree it was strong, but why wasn't it delivered at night?
Posted by: SH


Four words: Sun Downing

Posted by: rickb223 at August 16, 2021 03:26 PM (OCTRt)

834 It's amazing how he can spew shit just when he needs to.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at August 16, 2021 03:26 PM (xopIz)

835 He tried to hand everything off to his generals like a CiC should, and they chose to fuck him in such a way that it ended up blowing back on them in the medium term instead of on Trump in the short term.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,

the Trump Curse is a real thing

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at August 16, 2021 03:27 PM (oEn12)

836 His "rah, rah, strong Biden taking responsibility and doing things right and making the best of the shit sandwich Trump gave me" crap is just that, but he delivered it well

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:23 PM (3p5uk)
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Which guarantees the echoes from the media:

"Yeah! That's the ticket! Sure! What's important is that unlike Trump he's not passing this on to ANOTHER president! Yeah!"

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:27 PM (XHhHI)

837 LOL no questions allowed
Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur


President Biden, what flavor of ice cream did you have last night at Camp David?

Can you show us more of Hunter's art work?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at August 16, 2021 03:27 PM (vcOmj)

838 Biden said that Trump left him with a "huge task" while Sen Schumer last month said that Trump had drawn down the force too much.

Posted by: SMOD at August 16, 2021 03:27 PM (RHGPo)

839 822
There were dems on Twitter admitting they regretted voting for him.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 03:26 PM (9C6CX)

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When Hell is full, the Dead will walk the Earth.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 03:27 PM (LvTSG)

840 So he managed to stay upright and not shit his pants. Well, darn.
Posted by: Jewells45 at August 16, 2021 03:26 PM (nxdel)


He's spent the last week getting baby blood and stem cells injected into his brain, so.......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at August 16, 2021 03:27 PM (Zz0t1)

841 I wonder how many of the Af troops who might have been willing to fight the Tally-Bon anticipated the US stopping military aid while the Tallies were being supplied by pock-iss-tan and China. just a thought

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at August 16, 2021 03:27 PM (4a9Vv)

842 Accepts responsibility.


After blaming Trump

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 03:27 PM (I2VcN)

843 twitter level logic to think a good speech, whatever that is, is going to fix things. Fix what? A-stan? no. Public perception? no. And who cares. The reality stays. It's like if Biden gave a "good speech" on inflation, he still spending/printing wads.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at August 16, 2021 03:27 PM (ZZK0E)

844 Archer,

Do you want allies or not? You are telling a bunch of conservative morons not to move to SD. Would you prefer Californians?

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at August 16, 2021 03:27 PM (YynYJ)

845
John McCain's brain tumor could deliver a better teleprompter speech.

MAVERICK!

Posted by: 13times at August 16, 2021 03:27 PM (Bg+1a)

846 "Is it Trump's fault that we left all of those weapons and vehicles?"

Apparently they were all Afghan army supplies that were dropped once as they defected or fled.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 03:27 PM (KZzsI)

847 But unfortunately for them, it didn't address the utter debacle that is unfolding and I think only his greatest sycophants will buy it.

There were dems on Twitter admitting they regretted voting for him.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 03:26 PM (9C6CX)
++++
It went well enough to have the press take over the narrative and put it over the line. "Biden lays out strong plans to complete US withdrawal without harassment from Taliban." "President making the best of a bad situation." "President Biden firmly in the lead as we complete contested evacuation."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:28 PM (3p5uk)

848 No one can be shocked he didn't take a question now can they?

Posted by: Skip at August 16, 2021 03:28 PM (znIQ9)

849 Was this the earlobe-connected Biden or the dangly earlobe version?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember when they cancelled the foreign policy presidential debate? at August 16, 2021 03:28 PM (LfLgr)

850 Shorter Biden...

I told you I was going to bring them home. That's what I'm doing.

Pretty sure 95% of Americans are happy about that.

Did not address how his administration created the cluster at hand.

Posted by: golfman at August 16, 2021 03:28 PM (H6twj)

851 Biden made it sound like the Islamic terrorism has been gaining ground in the ME for a while. Finny how that has not been mentioned before, and how he and his admin, including the military, have said theor top priorities are climate change and white nationalism/reac issues.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 16, 2021 03:28 PM (bDqIh)

852 Ben Rhodes praising Biden on MSLSD. I watched so you wouldn't have to.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:28 PM (ptqGC)

853 Joe Biden is a Senile Clusterfuck of a Miserable Failure.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) recycles at August 16, 2021 03:28 PM (yQpMk)

854 822 But unfortunately for them, it didn't address the utter debacle that is unfolding and I think only his greatest sycophants will buy it.
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He's given the media enough for another 6 months if he stays out of sight, meanwhile.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 16, 2021 03:29 PM (AHq56)

855 There were dems on Twitter admitting they regretted voting for him.
Posted by: chique l'African


F them. With a flaming barb wire wrapped pineapple.


Repeatedly.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 16, 2021 03:29 PM (OCTRt)

856 When will we end our rescue and evac mission at Kabul, Joe? How long will it take to get 30,000 Afghans and 6,000-plus US troops out by air?
Posted by: Gref

Sounds like one of those, if a train is traveling at 40 mph, and a chicken is flying at 10, how many eggs will it lay?

Show your work

Posted by: Bruce at August 16, 2021 03:29 PM (vd8XM)

857 Even with teleprompter he has been studying that speech since Sunday morning.

Posted by: Skip at August 16, 2021 03:29 PM (znIQ9)

858 So he managed to stay upright and not shit his pants.

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Biden's one skillset is talking for five minute spurts. Like a alzheimer's patient that can still cook scrambled eggs. Sure, he's naked in someone else's kitchen at midnight...but eggs.

and even Biden's one skill is tarnished by his go-to lying and physical challenges when asked follow up questions.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at August 16, 2021 03:29 PM (ZZK0E)

859 Gosh, YT is certainly keeping busy on the WH channel, they've already removed a few thousand downvotes. Damned Russian bots.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:29 PM (wAnMi)

860 Snow is easier to deal with than the same amount of rain. Snow doesn't come into your car and screw up the electronics.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021 03:25 PM (/XOcP)


Heat doesn't flood your cellar and ruin your belongings.

Heat doesn't surround your house with impassable berms that take days to clear away.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 16, 2021 03:29 PM (2JVJo)

861 Hident Joe Biden's Marching Orders to the Press

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:29 PM (XHhHI)

862 >>> We can now direct our laser focus to rooting out terrorists in our own country again.
Posted by: Cicero

Root them out? We'll import them in masse as refugees.

Posted by: LizLem at August 16, 2021 03:29 PM (+mkOR)

863 @833: "Four words: Sun Downing"

Nothing says confidence like a 4pm Monday press conference, spinning around like a tap dancer, taking no questions, and rushing back outta public view for the rest of the week within twenty minutes flat.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at August 16, 2021 03:29 PM (+WWsf)

864 @JRubinBlogger 7m

Brutally honest. Accepts responsibility. The best speech under the circumstances. Now better damn well get those people out
Posted by: Tami

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at August 16, 2021 03:29 PM (oEn12)

865 When will we end our rescue and evac mission at Kabul, Joe? How long will it take to get 30,000 Afghans and 6,000-plus US troops out by air?
Posted by: Gref at August 16, 2021 03:26 PM (AMIL/)
+++++
The 6,000 people who count (Americans) can be moved out in a day, probably. That isn't even too difficult of an airlift. If we're going to insist on hauling off a bunch of Afghans, give it two or three weeks.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:29 PM (3p5uk)

866 After twenty years, Joe Biden surrendered to a bunch of half-assed mountain boys with AK-47s. And the shame of the Obama Administration lives on!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 16, 2021 03:29 PM (JTpIQ)

867 Did not address how his administration created the cluster at hand.

That's how I would have handled it as president, too. I promised to bring our boys home, and I'm doing it. Its up to the Afghanis to handle their own yard now.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 03:29 PM (KZzsI)

868 There were dems on Twitter admitting they regretted voting for him.
Posted by: chique l'African

We're they alive?

Posted by: Bruce at August 16, 2021 03:29 PM (vd8XM)

869 Don't ask him to say anything that isn't already written down.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:29 PM (guGkK)

870 758 This has probably been Biden's strongest performance in a public address.
Posted by: Joe Mannix

Only because he was in his comfort zone - essentially telling us we're idiots for not understanding his brilliant strategery and impeccable reasoning.

Posted by: Gref at August 16, 2021 03:29 PM (AMIL/)

871 20,000 Afghan Civvies we need to get out, 10,000 US personnel and contractors, plus the 5,000 US Troops being sent as we speak...
Somebody needs to call the Cajun Navy to organize this, they have proved they can move that many in a day...several times.

Biden hasn't had to deal with that number of people since he was standing on the sidelines watching Obama rallies...or Trumps.
(PS: Next person that calls the Jan 6th Capitol tantrum an "Insurrection/attempted overthrow" after seeing THIS needs to by ridiculed out of existence. Total Rally Attendees that day in DC actually outnumber the total Taliban, they also outnumbered the total Afghan Army, and are CLEARLY more capable and motivated than the latter)

Posted by: jeff at August 16, 2021 03:30 PM (uAI4S)

872 Biden is immediately going back to Camp David. This guy has completely checked out.

Posted by: Mark1971 at August 16, 2021 03:30 PM (xPl2J)

873 Texas and Florida are both hot and I can't deal with the hear. Before you tell me about air conditioning, let me remnd you that you can heat your house when it's cold. SD has a lot of energy.

Spokane has awful winters as do Montana, Wy and a lot of other states. I want a place that is not attractive to Californians. It's easy to change your car license and registration. It's affordable with good medical facilities. If you are retired, you don't have to go anywhere.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at August 16, 2021


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Exactly.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021 03:30 PM (/XOcP)

874 Tapper saying Joe did a lot of finger-pointing.


Sad, confused faces on CNN.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:30 PM (ptqGC)

875 in fairness, watching afghanis hanging to the sides of airplanes and hitting the runway is hard to beat for tv, not sure cnn is going to miss that.

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 16, 2021 03:30 PM (sLvU4)

876 This is going to lay Joe up for a fortnight.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 16, 2021 03:26 PM (cSyAR)

He's busy working for the American people. No time to chit chat.

Posted by: Count de Monet, unvaccinated American at August 16, 2021 03:30 PM (4I/2K)

877 ANyone know what the heck is up with twitter?
They've made it unusable for those of us who do not have an account. Just keeps displaying a pop-up telling me to join.
Posted by: Lizzy at August 16, 2021 03:20 PM (bDqIh)


I noticed that too! I can read people's feeds but I get the stupid pop-up if i try to click on a particular tweet. Just started today. I'm usually not tinfoil hatty but I think this is a way for Twitter to block unflattering info about the regime.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 03:30 PM (9C6CX)

878 Biden's one skillset is talking for five minute spurts. Like a alzheimer's patient that can still cook scrambled eggs. Sure, he's naked in someone else's kitchen at midnight...but eggs.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at August 16, 2021 03:29 PM (ZZK0E)
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And they probably surgically taped his clothes to him...just in case.

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:30 PM (XHhHI)

879 834 It's amazing how he can spew shit just when he needs to.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at August 16, 2021 03:26 PM (xopIz)

I was surprised and impressed.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 16, 2021 03:30 PM (AHq56)

880 653 some guy gave jfk a pass on cuba. i was talking about bay of pigs specifically. but aside from that, I guess jfk was clean on foreign policy...nothing to critique. eyes roll.

I gave JFK a pass on Cuba, at least in part because he was rolled by the CIA.

On the Ternary Presidential Scale, JFK falls somewhere near the bottom of the top third or top of the middle third, got into office in the Customary Democrat Manner, did a few things right, did a few things wrong, wasn't in office long enough to show whether he'd have been better or worse. The biggest harm Kennedy did was leaving LBJ a Cabinet that he could not or would not control.

Posted by: JEM at August 16, 2021 03:30 PM (oD4Rk)

881 Don't ask him to say anything that isn't already written down.
Posted by: Cicero


Why do you think he took no questions?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 16, 2021 03:31 PM (OCTRt)

882 I fully expect lots of side by sides of this speech vs what he has said recently. This so called strategy was a disaster.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 16, 2021 03:31 PM (r+sAi)

883 Wow, you're right. I'll bet the guy with the shepherd's crook is relieved he didn't have to use it.
Posted by: pep at August 16, 2021 03:24 PM (ZsR3z)

Well I'm obviously biased, so I have to self-check that, but it felt like there were 3-4 parts

Act 1: Why this is not my fault
Act 2: and why the war must end
Act 3: also what our plan is moving forward

Depending on how he held up with the adrenaline or whatever they have him on, he could give only Act 1 and 4.. or Act 1, 2 and 4... etc. without anyone but the handlers and speechwriters knowing.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at August 16, 2021 03:31 PM (49Exr)

884 https://twitter.com/mattklewis

The wisdom of Matt Klewless

Posted by: Art Deco at August 16, 2021 03:31 PM (1BrBu)

885 That's how I would have handled it as president, too. I promised to bring our boys home, and I'm doing it. Its up to the Afghanis to handle their own yard now.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 03:29 PM (KZzsI)

You left out incompetent.

Posted by: golfman at August 16, 2021 03:31 PM (H6twj)

886 The 6,000 people who count (Americans) can be moved out in a day, probably.

**

I like the part where they decided to do it AFTER the sh*t hit the fan.

Seems like it would've been preferable to remove laptops, GPS systems, weapons, helicopters, etc. before the bad guys took over the airport.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember when they cancelled the foreign policy presidential debate? at August 16, 2021 03:31 PM (LfLgr)

887 I noticed that too! I can read people's feeds but I get the stupid pop-up if i try to click on a particular tweet. Just started today. I'm usually not tinfoil hatty but I think this is a way for Twitter to block unflattering info about the regime.

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Absolutely, if they can get you to sign up, they can control you a bit.

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at August 16, 2021 03:31 PM (sX1BW)

888
I'm cumming!

Posted by: Jennifer Rubin at August 16, 2021 03:32 PM (+oR7L)

889 On the Ternary Presidential Scale, JFK falls somewhere near the bottom of the top third or top of the middle third, got into office in the Customary Democrat Manner, did a few things right, did a few things wrong, wasn't in office long enough to show whether he'd have been better or worse. The biggest harm Kennedy did was leaving LBJ a Cabinet that he could not or would not control.
Posted by: JEM


If JFK hadn't lost his mind, he might have been ok.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 16, 2021 03:32 PM (OCTRt)

890 This isn't just an American defeat.
"It is the biggest debacle that NATO has suffered since its founding, and we're standing before an epochal change," said Armin Laschet, who is the conservative candidate to succeed Merkel as [German] chancellor in September's elections.

Posted by: SMOD at August 16, 2021 03:32 PM (RHGPo)

891 Its never going to stop amazing me that the CIA could not kill Castro. Seriously? One guy? You cannot get one guy dead on a little bitty low tech island with barely any military? Really???

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 03:32 PM (KZzsI)

892 Exactly.
Posted by: W


have you been in sd much?

there is a reasn there are 500,000 residnts.

it is just as hot as tx and many times colder

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 16, 2021 03:32 PM (sLvU4)

893 @877: "I get the stupid pop-up if i try to click on a particular tweet."

Incognito mode works just like everything used to work yesterday. I'd guess Twitter goes back to the old standard by end of week. Half assed fake "you must register" blocking will not go over well with the masses.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at August 16, 2021 03:32 PM (+WWsf)

894 CNN says Trump supporters will like this speech

Posted by: REDACTED at August 16, 2021 03:32 PM (uCLWI)

895 Oh sorry, I'm assuming "Act 4" was the summary, prayers etc

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at August 16, 2021 03:32 PM (49Exr)

896 >>Absolutely, if they can get you to sign up, they can control you a bit.


No thanks, twitter.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 16, 2021 03:32 PM (bDqIh)

897 The 6,000 people who count (Americans) can be moved out in a day, probably. That isn't even too difficult of an airlift. If we're going to insist on hauling off a bunch of Afghans, give it two or three weeks.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:29 PM (3p5uk)


If you have enough aircraft. It is not a 30-minute flight from Kabul to Doha or the Emirates.

Posted by: Gref at August 16, 2021 03:33 PM (AMIL/)

898 When Biden finally goes they will tell us it's Trump's fault, he told Joe to drink bleach.

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:33 PM (XHhHI)

899 because he was rolled by the CIA.

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Seems to be a theme, eh JEM. And true, let us not forget that JFK was based AF compared to every other DNC leader since Woodrow Wilson.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at August 16, 2021 03:33 PM (ZZK0E)

900 894 CNN says Trump supporters will like this speech
Posted by: REDACTED

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at August 16, 2021 03:33 PM (oEn12)

901
I wonder how many will gobble Biden's speech up and say "This was a great speech. This is the Presidential address America has been needing"

Posted by: portlandon at August 16, 2021 03:33 PM (+oR7L)

902
actually, maybe he handled that missile crisis well enough to avoid baking our grandparents.
Posted by: Tim Riggins at August 16, 2021 03:18 PM (ZZK0E)


After basically giving the Sovs the green light to move missiles into Cuba.

JFK's best actions came after he created a shit situation in the first place, like getting his PT boat cut in two by a larger, less maneuverable, slower ship.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 16, 2021 03:33 PM (n+4am)

903 The reason posters here think Bidens speech was so strong must be from believing the constant drumbeat here that Biden is shitting his pants while walking around in a stupor and is watching Gunsmoke. And every single time they appear shocked when he comes out speaking clearly and with a practiced politicians mannerisms. From the first debate on this keeps happening. He is going to be sitting in the Oval Office unfortunately until 2024. These people do not resign.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 16, 2021 03:33 PM (25AIT)

904 Accepts responsibility.


After blaming Trump
Posted by: It's me donna
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When a Democrat says, 'I accept full responsibility', it means, 'Okay we're done with this topic, no more discussion'. It happens locally all of the time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 16, 2021 03:33 PM (pbStR)

905 Biden is a lying sack of shit, but I will concede he is right about not expecting American solders to fight this when Afghanis won't.
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As I said earlier, they always break out the conservative common sense when they're pinned down. And it works on a lot of people.

Posted by: ... at August 16, 2021 03:33 PM (nkobF)

906 ANyone know what the heck is up with twitter?
They've made it unusable for those of us who do not have an account. Just keeps displaying a pop-up telling me to join.

**

Facebook does that for me, too.

They don't want wreckers reading the news.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember when they cancelled the foreign policy presidential debate? at August 16, 2021 03:33 PM (LfLgr)

907 Heat doesn't flood your cellar and ruin your belongings.

Heat doesn't surround your house with impassable berms that take days to clear away.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 16, 2021


***
Freezing and stewing are not the only 2 climate choices.

As for the heat not flooding your cellar, sure, but hot regions in the US SE are prone to hurricanes, which do flood your cellar if you have one.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021 03:33 PM (/XOcP)

908 Incognito mode works just like everything used to work yesterday. I'd guess Twitter goes back to the old standard by end of week. Half assed fake "you must register" blocking will not go over well with the masses.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at August 16, 2021 03:32 PM (+WWsf)
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Sort of. I get the popup but I can clear it, but there's a bug. If I click on a picture in a tweet to embiggen it, I get the popup again, and closing the popup also closes the image. I can't view enlarged pictures on Twitter anymore - and I am in Incognito Mode.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:33 PM (3p5uk)

909 CNN says Trump supporters will like this speech
Posted by: REDACTED at August 16, 2021 03:32 PM (uCLWI)

This is a joke, right?

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at August 16, 2021 03:34 PM (9C6CX)

910 Well that was pleasant.

Nice of Joe to stop by, don't ya think...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 16, 2021 03:34 PM (R/m4+)

911 884 https://twitter.com/mattklewis

The wisdom of Matt Klewless


Biden, likable? Since maybe sometime in the 1980s?

That's like all the assholes who thought Clinton was 'relatable' or 'likable'. Every time I saw him speaking what I saw was "I'm blowing smoke up your ass and you know it and you'll like it anyway".

Posted by: JEM at August 16, 2021 03:34 PM (oD4Rk)

912 >>CNN says Trump supporters will like this speech


CNN is currently brainstorming what he could have said that would have made it a better speech. Shameless propagandists. Why discuss what he said when you can pretend he set a better narrative?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 16, 2021 03:34 PM (bDqIh)

913 I wonder how many will gobble Biden's speech up and say "This was a great speech. This is the Presidential address America has been needing"
Posted by: portlandon at August 16, 2021 03:33 PM (+oR7L)

All his regular sycophant's

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 03:34 PM (I2VcN)

914 twitter level logic to think a good speech, whatever that is, is going to fix things. Fix what? A-stan? no. Public perception? no. And who cares. The reality stays. It's like if Biden gave a "good speech" on inflation, he still spending/printing wads.
Posted by: Tim Riggins


"Twitter Logic" is how many Americans think now. Yeah, this is a helluva mess, and this speech does nothing. It was a speech that should not have had to be made, if the incompetent Biden and his lackies had done the job right.
And really, intelligence was telling them months ago that the Afghan "army" was falling apart and leaving their posts/positions, getting bribes from the Taliban.
First a little, then...all at once.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at August 16, 2021 03:34 PM (vcOmj)

915 If JFK hadn't lost his mind, he might have been ok.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 16, 2021 03:32 PM (OCTRt)
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That's right off the top of your head?

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:34 PM (XHhHI)

916 No one believed that crap.

No one was arguing to stay.

If your wife wants you to leave a party at midnight, do you have to take a shit on the coffee table on the way out?

Posted by: Dirks Strewn DA 1977 at August 16, 2021 03:34 PM (LBiyC)

917 They need to get Joe back into the sci-fi proteome tank before his core temperature reaches 92.1f.

Posted by: 13times at August 16, 2021 03:34 PM (Bg+1a)

918 Surprisingly, Tapper is standing up to Joe's fan boys and girls on CNN.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:34 PM (ptqGC)

919 As somebody said above, I want a state and climate that is not attractive to Californians. If you tell me, "Nobody wants to live in [state]," I want to know what is IS like to live there.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021 03:34 PM (/XOcP)

920 904 When a Democrat says, 'I accept full responsibility', it means, 'Okay we're done with this topic, no more discussion'. It happens locally all of the time.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 16, 2021 03:33 PM (pbStR)

=========

Hillary accepted responsibility for Benghazi, and she felt like she deserved the presidency for doing that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 03:34 PM (LvTSG)

921 I'm cumming!
Posted by: Jennifer Rubin at August 16, 2021 03:32 PM (+oR7L)

bring the grool bitch

Posted by: HUNTER at August 16, 2021 03:35 PM (uCLWI)

922 If you have enough aircraft. It is not a 30-minute flight from Kabul to Doha or the Emirates.
Posted by: Gref at August 16, 2021 03:33 PM (AMIL/)
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Right. We have the aircraft, I suspect. The round-trip time is going to pretty brutal though.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:35 PM (3p5uk)

923 909 CNN says Trump supporters will like this speech
Posted by: REDACTED at August 16, 2021 03:32 PM (uCLWI)

This is a joke, right?


That would have been true had Biden delivered the speech while being boiled in oil.

Posted by: JEM at August 16, 2021 03:35 PM (oD4Rk)

924
Watching that speech was like watching Jake Blues giving Carrie Fisher every excuse possible for why abandoned her.

Posted by: portlandon at August 16, 2021 03:35 PM (+oR7L)

925 Sycophants include nearly all the media, so it will be "great".

Posted by: CN at August 16, 2021 03:35 PM (ONvIw)

926 "I'm usually not tinfoil hatty but I think this is a way for Twitter to block unflattering info about the regime."

Someone smarter than me went over this last thread. Twitter is tightening info flow to exclude non-registered users, something about how going Incognito will get around the popup demanding you register

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at August 16, 2021 03:35 PM (49Exr)

927 >>>This has probably been Biden's strongest performance in a public address.

>That's because it's early, and they're not serving butterscotch pudding until later.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 16, 2021 03:35 PM (JTpIQ)

928 CNN says Trump supporters will like this speech
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Yeah, it's amazing how accurate the mind-readers/puppeteers at CNN are on what Trump voters think.

It's like they don't even need us on there.

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:35 PM (XHhHI)

929 @charliespiering 2m

WH: 4:50 PM THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, DC en route Camp David

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:36 PM (cF8AT)

930 "why we didn't being evacuating Afghans sooner. It's because they were reluctant and we didn't want to trigger a crisis of confidence in the Afghan state."

I assume Joe was reading a script ... but there already was a crisis and no confidence, because reality was the Afghan army was already selling out to the Taliban. Hiding that only allowed the Taliban to enter covertly, gain "complete" operational control ... and left innocents stranded and caught off guard.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 16, 2021 03:36 PM (Cus5s)

931 Deflect the blame, I can't shed more blood for them, blah, blah blah, nothing to say about a terrible strategy.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 16, 2021 03:36 PM (r+sAi)

932 It's amazing how he can spew shit just when he needs to.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at August 16, 2021 03:26 PM (xopIz)

Everyone here always says this, but this was about the most incoherent gibberish on a serious foreign policy debacle ever spewed - no plan going forward, blame on people long gone, allies who supported us in country dropping off airplanes, helicopters evacuating embassies, ambassadors trapped at airports surrounded by gun fire - and were impressed that the President didn't fall over at the lectern - we've all become Bidenized - any demented buffoon can be President now.

Posted by: Boswell at August 16, 2021 03:36 PM (5iUNf)

933 When will we end our rescue and evac mission at Kabul, Joe? How long will it take to get 30,000 Afghans and 6,000-plus US troops out by air?
Posted by: Gref

Sounds like one of those, if a train is traveling at 40 mph, and a chicken is flying at 10, how many eggs will it lay?

Show your work
Posted by: Bruce

Not all of them are going to get out. Especially the troops holding the perimeter. This jackassery and clusterf*ck is by no means over.
Waiting for planes to get shot down leaving Kabul airport. Then nobody is going to come in anymore.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at August 16, 2021 03:36 PM (vcOmj)

934 @908: "I can't view enlarged pictures on Twitter anymore - and I am in Incognito Mode."

Hmm. Works here with or without ad blockers turned on too. No popups whatsoever. Might be a specific browser issue; brand, desktop, mobile, etc.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at August 16, 2021 03:36 PM (+WWsf)

935 928 CNN says Trump supporters will like this speech
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Yeah, it's amazing how accurate the mind-readers/puppeteers at CNN are on what Trump voters think.


They are wrong.. Trump supporters would like the speech if he had had a massive stroke on camera

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 03:37 PM (I2VcN)

936 If your wife wants you to leave a party at midnight, do you have to take a shit on the coffee table on the way out?
Posted by: Dirks Strewn DA 1977 at August 16, 2021 03:34 PM (LBiyC)


Well no, I don't have to, but I do it anyway.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:37 PM (wAnMi)

937 He lies with every breath and the Democrats Propaganda Ministry will back him up on every one.

Posted by: Skip at August 16, 2021 03:37 PM (znIQ9)

938 918 Surprisingly, Tapper is standing up to Joe's fan boys and girls on CNN.
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:34 PM (ptqGC)

Either it's temporary, or he has finally realized that the donks will happily abandon Israel.

Posted by: CN at August 16, 2021 03:37 PM (ONvIw)

939 OT. I watched the 1968 Frank Sinatra movie The Detective. William Windom (Dr. Seth Hazlitt on Murder She Wrote) was married to Jacqueline Bisset but preferred to go ghey and bang guys. I know you're supposed to willingly suspend disbelief but, dude . . .

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at August 16, 2021 03:37 PM (d9FiS)

940 Americans will be left behind and there will be great gnashing of teeth for a couple of days until Jen circles back and sets the record straight.

Posted by: Ziba at August 16, 2021 03:37 PM (S1hrL)

941 Accepts responsibility.


After blaming Trump


That's not fair. I blamed the Afghanis too.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 16, 2021 03:37 PM (UW2ZS)

942 Good news, Joe gave the troops new JV uniforms.

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:37 PM (XHhHI)

943 Heat vs cold:

When looking at used cars, do you expect them to be rusted out underneath while having perfect paint, or do you expect the clearcoat to be peeling, the trim to be baked-off, the interior to be crumbling, but in perfect mechanical condition?

Okay, this doesn't get into flood damage...

Posted by: JEM at August 16, 2021 03:37 PM (oD4Rk)

944 WH: 4:50 PM THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, DC en route Camp David
Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:36 PM (cF8AT)

So back to the basement

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 03:37 PM (I2VcN)

945 Trump probably needs to be impeached again.

Posted by: dartist at August 16, 2021 03:38 PM (+ya+t)

946
The white house just put a lid on news for the day.

Posted by: 13times at August 16, 2021 03:38 PM (Bg+1a)

947 the end of that speach brought forth the teacher meme to me.

...no points and may god have mercy on your soul...

it was rambling incoherent and not tied together with no real point.

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at August 16, 2021 03:38 PM (8D42x)

948 If your wife wants you to leave a party at midnight, do you have to take a shit on the coffee table on the way out?
Posted by: Dirks Strewn


Do I like the host or not?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 16, 2021 03:38 PM (OCTRt)

949 "891 Its never going to stop amazing me that the CIA could not kill Castro. Seriously? One guy? You cannot get one guy dead on a little bitty low tech island with barely any military? Really???

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 03:32 PM (KZzsI) "


must not have wanted to.
probably already crippled by commie infiltrators.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (YjYuE) at August 16, 2021 03:38 PM (YjYuE)

950 Posted by: Boswell at August 16, 2021 03:36 PM (5iUNf)

well-said!
gonna copy this cromulent comment and pass it around

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at August 16, 2021 03:38 PM (oEn12)

951 Really stupid interview on Newsmax with Harmeet what's her name.

Posted by: Ziba at August 16, 2021 03:38 PM (S1hrL)

952 repeating this morning's predictive comment --

244 So. The turd muncher is gonna make a statement today, supposedly at 2:45. However, I've received an advance copy and I can summarize it for all y'all --

blah blah Trump blah Trump Trump blah blah. Also, Trump. Additionally, Trump.

To which I reply, you nicklefucked every single one of Trump's policies and EOs, but somehow the 'deal' Trump made with the Taliban was sacrosanct and couldn't be changed. His poor little hands were tied, and it just ain't his fault, man.

You're welcome.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 16, 2021 10:52 AM (F0YaR)

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstances at August 16, 2021 03:38 PM (F0YaR)

953 Surprisingly, Tapper is standing up to Joe's fan boys and girls on CNN.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:34 PM (ptqGC)
---
Until the honesty wears off.

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:38 PM (XHhHI)

954 CNN says Trump supporters will like this speech
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weird, I thought we are the bad guys. So, is this a good thing or bad thing? Does this raise or lower our present security threat level? Will Biden still be nuking Dallas and Miami? Are the troops still going to slaughter us?

Posted by: Tim Riggins at August 16, 2021 03:38 PM (ZZK0E)

955 Kennedy was such a security risk Germany told our NSA or what it was called then that they didn't want to do business with him.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 16, 2021 03:39 PM (CRbpG)

956 It was Trump ehobegan face to face surrender negotiations without even having Kabul present
He promised total out by May 2021,
Did anyone even once over the last 15 years expect a different ending for this fiasco?
Well Maybe Ace, who cut his blogging teeth daily telling us how great it was going and how happy the Afghans are we were visiting
"Hellfire missle kills another irreplaceable top tiban commander"

Posted by: Kurt at August 16, 2021 03:39 PM (/iKPb)

957 CNN says Trump supporters will like this speech
Posted by: REDACTED at August 16, 2021 03:32 PM (uCLWI)



I did find it darkly amusing.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) recycles at August 16, 2021 03:39 PM (yQpMk)

958 State Department presser on.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:39 PM (ptqGC)

959 Serious question:

Does President Slipfoot play golf?

Does he get any type of outdoor exercise at all?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember when they cancelled the foreign policy presidential debate? at August 16, 2021 03:39 PM (LfLgr)

960 Shut up, Dunce.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) recycles at August 16, 2021 03:39 PM (yQpMk)

961 Afghan army needed blocking units. we should have provided them.

Posted by: x at August 16, 2021 03:39 PM (oA+QO)

962 Oh Lord.... It's here

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 03:39 PM (I2VcN)

963 So, I'm going to say, I called it on Friday night. I made a post "TRUMP'S FAULT!" as soon as it looked like 90 days was going to take hours.

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:39 PM (XHhHI)

964 WH: 4:50 PM THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, DC en route Camp David
Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:36 PM (cF8AT)
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Incredible.

Posted by: bluebell at August 16, 2021 03:40 PM (wyw4S)

965 954 Tim it means we will see the light of Sundowner's brilliance.

Posted by: Skip at August 16, 2021 03:40 PM (znIQ9)

966 Evil lying about the evil they're committing.

Shocker.

Posted by: SMH - Dissidentin' in the USSA at August 16, 2021 03:40 PM (uH/JQ)

967 @charliespiering 2m

WH: 4:50 PM THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, DC en route Camp David
Posted by: Tami

Well, Zorro makes his "Z" then he gets out.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at August 16, 2021 03:40 PM (d9FiS)

968 Telling Americans to shelter in place until they're called to go to the airport. What could go wrong?

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:40 PM (ptqGC)

969 Really stupid interview on Newsmax with Harmeet what's her name.
Posted by: Ziba at August 16, 2021 03:38 PM (S1hrL)

yeah, this guy is an idiot.

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at August 16, 2021 03:40 PM (8D42x)

970 He promised total out by May 2021,

**

So you're very clearly stating that Biden could change the agreement.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember when they cancelled the foreign policy presidential debate? at August 16, 2021 03:40 PM (LfLgr)

971 Kurt is reading off Biden's teleprompter.

Posted by: Ktgreat at August 16, 2021 03:40 PM (AD3JT)

972 Until the honesty wears off.
Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:38 PM (XHhHI)

"Mr Tapper? Mr. Zucker on line 1. He seems upset."

Posted by: Jake Tapper's Secretary at August 16, 2021 03:40 PM (PiwSw)

973 The State department is doing everything they can, they're engaging with our partners. No word if lube is being used.

Posted by: LostInSpace at August 16, 2021 03:40 PM (ESLBo)

974 Summary of speech: Biden had to get out because of Trump, but he wanted to get out way back when he was VP. And he'd do it again.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 16, 2021 03:40 PM (Y5qcH)

975 WH: 4:50 PM THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, DC en route Camp David
Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:36 PM (cF8AT)
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Wasn't he already at Camp David? Couldn't he have done the video from there? How much GLOBAL WARMENING did he create with that trip?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at August 16, 2021 03:40 PM (Zz0t1)

976 The president said that the buck stopped with him. but in fact the speech was full of finger pointing and blame,

Jake the snake tapper

Posted by: LASue at August 16, 2021 03:41 PM (Ed8Zd)

977 Trump probably needs to be impeached again.

Posted by: dartist at August 16, 2021 03:38 PM (+ya+t)
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Especially if he screws up this next phase!

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:41 PM (XHhHI)

978 968 Telling Americans to shelter in place until they're called to go to the airport. What could go wrong?

Uh... Shouldn't this have been done before the military bugged out?

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 03:41 PM (I2VcN)

979 twitter level logic to think a good speech, whatever that is, is going to fix things. Fix what? A-stan? no. Public perception? no. And who cares. The reality stays. It's like if Biden gave a "good speech" on inflation, he still spending/printing wads.
Posted by: Tim Riggins


The twatterati are only focusing on key sentences/words. They're falling all over themselves for saying "the buck stops with me" and "I'm not leaving this mess for another president" even though that's exactly what's not happening and is happening.

We're not going to see him for another week, those few minutes took the wind out of his sails, as did the drugs. They're not working like they used to.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:41 PM (wAnMi)

980 Why do you hate peace, chickenhawk?

Posted by: 13times at August 16, 2021 03:41 PM (Bg+1a)

981 OT: Hourglass THOT Zienna Eve
https://youtu.be/boRh3Eo9IwU

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, The Suicide Squad review at August 16, 2021 03:41 PM (eeRB6)

982 Good news, Joe gave the troops new JV uniforms.
Posted by: Axeman

Bold for a guy who never had the makings of a varsity athlete.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 16, 2021 03:41 PM (mD/uy)

983 Kurt's clowns own this debacle entire. He'll have to suck extra cock today to get that taste out of his mouth.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 16, 2021 03:41 PM (yQpMk)

984 Posted by: Jen the original at August 16, 2021 03:33 PM (25AIT)

I didn't watch it but I'm not shocked at all that he would appear coherent. He's pumped up with drugs and he was given time to practice a speech that was written for him, but.
None of us have any idea how long Biden will be in office.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 16, 2021 03:41 PM (ai5jE)

985 What the hell is ehobegan?

Posted by: Jordan61, I am the 10% at August 16, 2021 03:41 PM (Ez6QX)

986 The white house just put a lid on news for the day.
Posted by: 13times at August 16, 2021 03:38 PM (Bg+1a
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Oh well, you know, nothing much happening anyway.


Posted by: bluebell at August 16, 2021 03:41 PM (wyw4S)

987 What the country needs is to pull together in a common bond of a 3rd Trump impeachment.

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:41 PM (XHhHI)

988 Does he get any type of outdoor exercise at all?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember when they cancelled the foreign policy presidential debate? at August 16, 2021 03:39 PM (LfLgr)
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Climbing the stairs to AF1.

Extended saunters through the Rose Garden.

Posted by: reason at August 16, 2021 03:41 PM (ePZfA)

989 Waiting for Retardo and no shit to make a grand entrance.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 16, 2021 03:41 PM (iKT+z)

990 must not have wanted to.
probably already crippled by commie infiltrators.


Today's Tinfoil Hat Theory: It was the Hawaiian investment interests who wanted to keep Cuba out of the tourism business...

Posted by: JEM at August 16, 2021 03:41 PM (oD4Rk)

991 WH: 4:50 PM THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, DC en route Camp David
Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:36 PM (cF8AT)
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So he went from the speech directly to AF1 to hit the air toot sweet. I wonder if he entered his post-address/post-drug coma in the limo on his way to the airfield.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:42 PM (3p5uk)

992 Yep, back to Camp David.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:42 PM (wAnMi)

993 Uh... Shouldn't this have been done before the military bugged out?

**

SHUT UP WE TOLD YOU ALREADY THAT THIS IS TRUMP'S FAULT!!!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember when they cancelled the foreign policy presidential debate? at August 16, 2021 03:42 PM (LfLgr)

994 Surprisingly, Tapper is standing up to Joe's fan boys and girls on CNN.
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:34 PM (ptqGC)


Token resistance. Just like the GOP pretends to oppose CRT in order to hoover up money from the rubes.

Little Jake will be back to praising the quality and aroma of Stinkfinger's dick cheese by the end of the week.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 16, 2021 03:42 PM (2JVJo)

995 Bring me my pudding.

Posted by: Joe Biden's Last Remaining Synapse at August 16, 2021 03:42 PM (guGkK)

996 Camp David or Delaware away from prying eyes?

Posted by: Skip at August 16, 2021 03:42 PM (znIQ9)

997 970 He promised total out by May 2021,

**

So you're very clearly stating that Biden could change the agreement.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember when they cancelled the foreign policy presidential debate? at August 16, 2021 03:40 PM (LfLgr)

Or rather that Biden did change the agreement.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at August 16, 2021 03:43 PM (z5Vrg)

998 So he went from the speech directly to AF1 to hit the air toot sweet. I wonder if he entered his post-address/post-drug coma in the limo on his way to the airfield.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:42 PM (3p5uk)


They have a real issue facing them with Biden.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:43 PM (wAnMi)

999 1K

Posted by: Skip at August 16, 2021 03:43 PM (znIQ9)

1000 "why we didn't being evacuating Afghans sooner. It's because they were reluctant and we didn't want to trigger a crisis of confidence in the Afghan state."

I assume Joe was reading a script ... but there already was a crisis and no confidence, because reality was the Afghan army was already selling out to the Taliban. Hiding that only allowed the Taliban to enter covertly, gain "complete" operational control ... and left innocents stranded and caught off guard.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 16, 2021 03:36 PM (Cus5s)


Joe's using kindergartner logic. He said we had completed both original tasks in Afghan when bin Laden was dead. Then why did Barack stay? Was the Afghan government any less reluctant for us to leave in 2021 than it was in 2012? If Joe feels so damned strong about getting out of Afghan, did he recommend it to Obama? If yes, why didn't Joe resign when Obama said no?

Posted by: Gref at August 16, 2021 03:43 PM (AMIL/)

1001 Telling Americans to shelter in place until they're called to go to the airport.

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 03:41 PM (I2VcN)
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... or the Taliban rape you. Either one.

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:43 PM (XHhHI)

1002 Left swinging in the breeze again, fuckers.

Posted by: dartist at August 16, 2021 03:43 PM (+ya+t)

1003 They are wrong.. Trump supporters would like the speech if he had had a massive stroke on camera

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 03:37 PM (I2VcN)

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I amend my earlier statement. I would prefer to see something along these lines rather than a continued radio silent approach by the White House.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at August 16, 2021 03:43 PM (TNyrE)

1004 "Turn The Price Is Right back on!"

Posted by: Joe Biden's Last Remaining Synapse at August 16, 2021 03:43 PM (guGkK)

1005 So close again

Posted by: Skip at August 16, 2021 03:43 PM (znIQ9)

1006 986 The white house just put a lid on news for the day.
Posted by: 13times at August 16, 2021 03:38 PM (Bg+1a
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Oh well, you know, nothing much happening anyway.


Posted by: bluebell at August 16, 2021 03:41 PM (wyw4S)
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The evening news and locals have a lot of Corona panic to peddle. The WH wouldn't want to suck all the oxygen out of your Monday Night Fear Infusion.

Posted by: reason at August 16, 2021 03:43 PM (ePZfA)

1007 We have thousands of Americans stuck behind enemy lines in Afghanistan. No clear plan to get them out.


Dear Lord. Prayers for them all.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:43 PM (ptqGC)

1008 Biden planned to withdraw on 9/11/21, but the Taliban took over the country and essentially kicked us out in August.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 16, 2021 03:43 PM (Y5qcH)

1009 Why do I think when Putin and Xi watch Biden on TV they both spontaneously make the "jerkoff" gesture?

Posted by: Zek at August 16, 2021 03:43 PM (dEaub)

1010 They're not cracking, it'll justs be the beginning of their disposal of Bye Den before his term is up.

Posted by: Anwyn at August 16, 2021 03:43 PM (QE65N)

1011 Hmm, sounds pretty much as expected. He didn't literally seize up or start talking about ice cream or something, but the "substance" of his remarks was mostly b.s., and did nothing to explain the situation or frame it for what comes next.

There are legit reasons many people think his cognitive function has seriously declined. If you'd seem him, as I did, for decades, up close, babbling and babbling and smarmily babbling until people screamed for mercy, you'd know that, right away, something is very wrong. The halting, often confused speaking.

And that video of him unable to follow the agent's clear directions at the WH last week, walking past his turn, onto grass, then u-turning around a hedge .... ummm. That's rather unambiguous, as to what it says about his cognitive state.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 16, 2021 03:43 PM (OTzUX)

1012 Haven't seen a 1000 thread during the day in a while.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 03:43 PM (LvTSG)

1013 Jen Rubin is a twat.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at August 16, 2021 03:43 PM (Zz0t1)

1014 "985 What the hell is ehobegan?

Posted by: Jordan61"


it's a lake in Maine, idnit ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (YjYuE) at August 16, 2021 03:44 PM (YjYuE)

1015 He promised total out by May 2021


If only we had had a legitimate election what might have been..

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 16, 2021 03:44 PM (yQpMk)

1016 The Taliban's going to really regret this when they get a covid case spike.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 03:44 PM (LvTSG)

1017 Meanwhile at the Pentagon press conference SIDS a general is saying that the military is focused on the mission and the plan had contingencies built in. Apparently they missed one The entire collapse of the Afghan government and military. Oopsy. Time to hand out medals and back slaps.

Posted by: LostInSpace at August 16, 2021 03:44 PM (ESLBo)

1018 Dear Lord. Prayers for them all.
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:43 PM (ptqGC)

Yes

Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 03:44 PM (I2VcN)

1019 Haven't seen a 1000 thread during the day in a while.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 03:43 PM (LvTSG)



Leslie you can't be serious.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at August 16, 2021 03:44 PM (Zz0t1)

1020 So, how soon does China invade Taiwan and Russia Ukraine, since we look completely inept on the world stage? Bets?

Posted by: LizLem at August 16, 2021 03:44 PM (+mkOR)

1021 "I'm not leaving this mess for another president"

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:41 PM (wAnMi)

All I could think about was THROATUS taking charge in a couple of weeks.

Posted by: golfman at August 16, 2021 03:44 PM (H6twj)

1022 He promised total out by May 2021,
--
So you're very clearly stating that Biden could change the agreement.
---
Or rather that Biden did change the agreement.
-----

And that makes all of this Trump's fault.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember when they cancelled the foreign policy presidential debate? at August 16, 2021 03:44 PM (LfLgr)

1023 Another Pentagon talking head running his mouth.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:44 PM (ptqGC)

1024 oh ok, republicans liked the speech because it was shiny, regardless of our threat to national security. We still straddle the DEFCON level with Global Warming.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at August 16, 2021 03:44 PM (ZZK0E)

1025 Posted by: Skip

should have gone with luftballoons

Posted by: x at August 16, 2021 03:45 PM (oA+QO)

1026 I'm guessing that this additional stress is going to push Biden into a serious downhill dementia slide. He's been on vacay for over 2 weeks, and is going off for another week long hide.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:45 PM (wAnMi)

1027 1020 So, how soon does China invade Taiwan and Russia Ukraine, since we look completely inept on the world stage? Bets?
Posted by: LizLem at August 16, 2021 03:44 PM (+mkOR)

Taiwan is a much bigger gamble for China than Ukraine is for Russia.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at August 16, 2021 03:45 PM (z5Vrg)

1028 The Taliban's going to really regret this when they get a covid case spike.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 03:44 PM (LvTSG)



It's also going to play hell with their standing in the international community.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:45 PM (guGkK)

1029 1019 Haven't seen a 1000 thread during the day in a while.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 03:43 PM (LvTSG)


Leslie you can't be serious.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at August 16, 2021 03:44 PM (Zz0t1)

=========

I understood this double reference.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 03:45 PM (LvTSG)

1030 If your wife wants you to leave a party at midnight, do you have to take a shit on the coffee table on the way out?
Posted by: Dirks Strewn DA 1977 at August 16, 2021 03:34 PM (LBiyC)


That was an epic party!

Posted by: Diogenes at August 16, 2021 03:45 PM (axyOa)

1031 I have ordered, as the Commander in Chief, that as many handles as possible to installed on the belly of all our transport aircraft

so more folks can hang on to the plane

Posted by: JOE at August 16, 2021 03:45 PM (uCLWI)

1032 must not have wanted to.

To me, that's the most plausible answer. They lacked not the ability, but the will. They went through the motions to satisfy their bosses but were uninterested in actually making it happen.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 03:45 PM (KZzsI)

1033 The US Embassy feed going on this morning thank to Publuis was a pile of crap piled on, if you read only that you would be shocked it fell at all.

Posted by: Skip at August 16, 2021 03:45 PM (znIQ9)

1034 932. Agree.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 16, 2021 03:45 PM (25AIT)

1035 If the left wanted to blame Trump for failures in our current Afghanistan policy maybe they shouldn't have stolen the election from him?

Posted by: 18-1 at August 16, 2021 03:45 PM (DpkTQ)

1036 @charlescwcooke 31m

Biden stands firmly by the decision Trump made, which he had to follow to the letter--just like the Iran Deal decision he reversed--which is why he withdrew in August not on May 1, after the Afghan military collapsed because they didn't care enough once he'd pulled the air support.

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:45 PM (cF8AT)

1037 964 WH: 4:50 PM THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, DC en route Camp David
Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:36 PM (cF8AT)
----------

Incredible.

Posted by: bluebell at August 16, 2021 03:40 PM (wyw4S)

----------
Those Nintendo Switch games aren't going to play themselves.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at August 16, 2021 03:45 PM (TNyrE)

1038 Afghans cling to plane and landing gear as plane evacuates. Later, a dude appears to be seen falling from said plane. This, too, is the story of obama.

Posted by: flounder at August 16, 2021 03:46 PM (KnJdm)

1039 Nancy Pelosi shit my pants!

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 16, 2021 03:46 PM (JTpIQ)

1040 Biden planned to withdraw on 9/11/21, but the Taliban took over the country and essentially kicked us out in August.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 16, 2021 03:43 PM (Y5qcH)
---------
I am not at all happy about the way this has unfolded, but commemorating 9/11 like that would have given the radical Islamists another reason to celebrate. They are big on"celebrating" anniversaries, and not in a good way.

Posted by: bluebell at August 16, 2021 03:46 PM (wyw4S)

1041 Everyone here always says this, but this was about the most incoherent gibberish on a serious foreign policy debacle ever spewed - no plan going forward, blame on people long gone, allies who supported us in country dropping off airplanes, helicopters evacuating embassies, ambassadors trapped at airports surrounded by gun fire - and were impressed that the President didn't fall over at the lectern - we've all become Bidenized - any demented buffoon can be President now.
Posted by: Boswell at August 16, 2021 03:36 PM (5iUNf)
++++
In fairness, he provided the plan, such as it is: reinforce the airport and complete the evacuation. That's the entire plan.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:46 PM (3p5uk)

1042 1036 @charlescwcooke 31m

Biden stands firmly by the decision Trump made, which he had to follow to the letter--just like the Iran Deal decision he reversed--which is why he withdrew in August not on May 1, after the Afghan military collapsed because they didn't care enough once he'd pulled the air support.
Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:45 PM (cF8AT)

==========

"Splooge."
-Jen Rubin

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 03:46 PM (LvTSG)

1043 He promised total out by May 2021

-

well, there you go folks. PRoblem solved. I guess Trump's plan was "let's leave all our guns, ammo, and intel on the ground for the taliban to sweep up while we deal with a few thousand potential refugees clinging to 747's at the last airport we control.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at August 16, 2021 03:46 PM (ZZK0E)

1044 Biden showed up, read for 20 minutes and left, taking no questions. In the speech he blamed Trump and the Afghans, saying it was all out of his hands, and he didn't even address the real failure, the chaotic withdrawal.


Then he left, going back to Camp David, with a hearty "Fuck off!!". The Junta really didn't get its money's worth today.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 16, 2021 03:47 PM (UdU+W)

1045 I wonder how many will gobble Biden's speech up and say "This was a great speech. This is the Presidential address America has been needing"
Posted by: portlandon at August 16, 2021 03:33 PM (+oR7L)

All his regular sycophant's
Posted by: It's me donna at August 16, 2021 03:34 PM (I2VcN)

plus 2 -kurt and his mother/lover.

Posted by: LASue at August 16, 2021 03:47 PM (Ed8Zd)

1046 "I'm not leaving this mess for another president"

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 16, 2021 03:41 PM (wAnMi)

All I could think about was THROATUS taking charge in a couple of weeks.
Posted by: golfman at August 16, 2021 03:44 PM (H6twj)

so she's not taking over until biden is dead and gone

#twoweeks

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at August 16, 2021 03:47 PM (8D42x)

1047 "departs Washington, DC en route Camp David"

(raises blinds to check for helos)

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at August 16, 2021 03:47 PM (49Exr)

1048 Afghans cling to plane and landing gear as plane evacuates. Later, a dude appears to be seen falling from said plane. This, too, is the story of Obama.

Posted by: flounder at August 16, 2021 03:46 PM (KnJdm)
---
Well at least it wasn't loading choppers on the embassy roof.

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:47 PM (XHhHI)

1049 Don't underestimate Joe's ability to f**k things up == President Barack Obama

Posted by: LizLem at August 16, 2021 03:47 PM (+mkOR)

1050 T-Mobile US Inc said on Monday some of its data were accessed without authorization, but the telecom operator was yet to determine if any personal customer data was involved.

Posted by: SMOD at August 16, 2021 03:47 PM (RHGPo)

1051 Meh, it's the beginning of the end for Zhoe Bih-Den, the defeat is all his.

Bets on how much longer he's (P)resident are now being taken.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at August 16, 2021 03:47 PM (qZdIZ)

1052 This Pentagon briefing has more double speak than I've heard in decades. These sons of bitches have no idea what to do and they're just saying things to get through the day until they can get to the bar at 5:00 and do double whiskeys.

Posted by: LostInSpace at August 16, 2021 03:47 PM (ESLBo)

1053 Hell if things keep going as they are we're going to envy the unity of purpose of the Afghan military.

Posted by: Zek at August 16, 2021 03:47 PM (dEaub)

1054 Biden stands firmly by the decision Trump made, which he had to follow to the letter--just like the Iran Deal decision he reversed--which is why he withdrew in August not on May 1, after the Afghan military collapsed because they didn't care enough once he'd pulled the air support.
Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:45 PM (cF8AT)


The Taliban didn't have air support, but the Afghan's couldn't defend without air support.

You fucking people are of your God forsaken minds.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at August 16, 2021 03:48 PM (Zz0t1)

1055 1029 1019 Haven't seen a 1000 thread during the day in a while.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at August 16, 2021 03:43 PM (LvTSG

yeah, the sheets at the Motel 6 are, at best, 300's

Posted by: REDACTED at August 16, 2021 03:48 PM (uCLWI)

1056 And of course the literal silence from the WH, and even State - FOR DAYS - during events of this nature has no analogue I can think of in my lifetime. Add in the pathetic DOD pressers, and the pathetic State presser.

That alone would have led to a media paroxysm of alarm and scorn (in this case, reasonable) under Trump that would have made *other* insane media hate-fests under Trump and Bush look mild.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 16, 2021 03:48 PM (OTzUX)

1057 Waiting for nood ... is the ewok on strike?

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 16, 2021 03:48 PM (AHq56)

1058 So he went from the speech directly to AF1 to hit the air toot sweet. I wonder if he entered his post-address/post-drug coma in the limo on his way to the airfield.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


Yeah, he is probably crashing by now. They had to time it just right.
The 46th President of the United States. Let's all sit down and think about that a while longer.

How did it come to this?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at August 16, 2021 03:48 PM (vcOmj)

1059 Apparently the Afghanistan, the southern border, and the economy are all Trump's fault.

A real shame that Biden hasn't been president since Jan.

Oh wait...

Posted by: 18-1 at August 16, 2021 03:48 PM (DpkTQ)

1060 Oh great, refugees are a priority - roll out the welcome mat for AQ fighters.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 16, 2021 03:48 PM (bDqIh)

1061 Biden showed up, read for 20 minutes and left, taking no questions.


Ten minutes to Wapner.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 16, 2021 03:48 PM (yQpMk)

1062 It's also going to play hell with their standing in the international community.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at August 16, 2021 03:45 PM (guGkK)
---------
That's okay! We are going to win them over with diplomacy!

Posted by: bluebell at August 16, 2021 03:48 PM (wyw4S)

1063 1054 Biden stands firmly by the decision Trump made, which he had to follow to the letter--just like the Iran Deal decision he reversed--which is why he withdrew in August not on May 1, after the Afghan military collapsed because they didn't care enough once he'd pulled the air support.
Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:45 PM (cF8AT)

The Taliban didn't have air support, but the Afghan's couldn't defend without air support.

You fucking people are of your God forsaken minds.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at August 16, 2021 03:48 PM (Zz0t1)

Didn't we train them in US military doctrine? US military doctrine doesn't work without Air(and naval) dominance.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at August 16, 2021 03:48 PM (z5Vrg)

1064 *out

OUT of your God forsaken minds.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at August 16, 2021 03:48 PM (Zz0t1)

1065 Not leaving this mess for another president

So he is just going to end it with a disaster or he saying he is the last President?

Posted by: Skip at August 16, 2021 03:48 PM (znIQ9)

1066 It's Trump's fault that the buck stops here!

Posted by: Pretendident Biden at August 16, 2021 03:48 PM (d9FiS)

1067 Repeating Mark Theissen from this morning (paraphrasing):


"On 9/11 we watched bodies fall from the towers. Today we watched bodies fall from and airplane as men attempted to escape the Taliban."

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:48 PM (ptqGC)

1068 Hold with my weekend prediction. Biden will not suffer because of this.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at August 16, 2021 03:49 PM (2NHgQ)

1069 This was Joe "Shut the Virus Down" Biden.

You know he would have shut that virus down, but Trump screwed up Afghanistan, and now look.

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:49 PM (XHhHI)

1070 Taiwan is a much bigger gamble for China than Ukraine is for Russia.

Agree. The Chicoms don't want to have their asses handed to them during an amphibious operation. I honestly don't know how one would do such a thing (cross 100 miles of open ocean without detection and annihilation in this day and age. I assume the Taiwanese have been stockpiling guided missiles for such an eventuality for ages.

Posted by: pep at August 16, 2021 03:49 PM (ZsR3z)

1071 I didn't say

this is a BFD

Posted by: JOE at August 16, 2021 03:49 PM (uCLWI)

1072 @charlescwcooke 31m

Biden stands firmly by the decision Trump made, which he had to follow to the letter--just like the Iran Deal decision he reversed--which is why he withdrew in August not on May 1, after the Afghan military collapsed because they didn't care enough once he'd pulled the air support.
Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:45 PM (cF8AT)

yeah, that pretty much sums it up...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at August 16, 2021 03:49 PM (8D42x)

1073 How did it come to this?
Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at August 16, 2021 03:48 PM (vcOmj)
++++
A devil's brew of fraud, corruption, incompetence and treason that has been building for a generation or more coming into its full flower?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 16, 2021 03:49 PM (3p5uk)

1074 Those cargo planes come and go all the time.
They could have been drifting people out before they closed Bagram.

Oh, wait, they didn't think that.
They thought we were going to shake hands and leave.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 16, 2021 03:49 PM (CRbpG)

1075 I am not at all happy about the way this has unfolded, but commemorating 9/11 like that would have given the radical Islamists another reason to celebrate. They are big on"celebrating" anniversaries, and not in a good way.

Posted by: bluebell at August 16, 2021 03:46 PM


Gonna go out on a limb here and say the taliban are going to make a spectacular display of blowing up and burning down the US embassy in Kabul on 9/11.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 16, 2021 03:49 PM (JUOKG)

1076
***
He really glossed over this.
There was a plan. There was a deal.
Even the Afghan prsident knew about it. Don't fuck with us and we're out by 1 May. Biden abrogates the deal.
Deal off.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 16, 2021 03:49 PM (axyOa)

1077 Biden stands firmly by the decision Trump made, which he had to follow to the letter-... -which is why he withdrew in August not on May 1

*

Wait, what?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at August 16, 2021 03:49 PM (ACSPs)

1078 Dear Lord. Prayers for them all.
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at August 16, 2021 03:43 PM (ptqGC)


Except for the MFM. I don't care if the Taliban go full Hostel on the bastards.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 16, 2021 03:49 PM (2JVJo)

1079 Did he mention that due to all this chaos we should admit another million refugees from Syria and elsewhere in the ME? Because that seems like the logical Democrat pivot to me.

Posted by: Zek at August 16, 2021 03:49 PM (dEaub)

1080 Including temporary sites oh good, the US government and army are trying to create additional capacity so people can get out. The previous comment that mentioned adding handles on the bottom of C-17s was not a joke it was the plan.

Posted by: LostInSpace at August 16, 2021 03:49 PM (ESLBo)

1081 1068 Hold with my weekend prediction. Biden will not suffer because of this.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at August 16, 2021 03:49 PM (2NHgQ)

No, he gave the media enough to run with.

Posted by: CN at August 16, 2021 03:49 PM (ONvIw)

1082
Didn't we train them in US military doctrine? US military doctrine doesn't work without Air(and naval) dominance.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at August 16, 2021 03:48 PM (z5Vrg)


I'm pretty sure we taught them how to shoot a rifle.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at August 16, 2021 03:50 PM (Zz0t1)

1083
nood

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 16, 2021 03:50 PM (DUIap)

1084 Some dick from the Pentagon is doing a briefing now.
Total BS.
Translation : this guy is bragging we lead the world in surrender and Retreat.....all is well.

Posted by: Voter theater. at August 16, 2021 03:50 PM (9Zs9S)

1085 "Trump passed the buck to me, and screwed everything up. But it ends here." -- Subsident Joe Biden

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:50 PM (XHhHI)

1086 Choosing 9/11 as the target final departure date was so mind-boggling that I have no words, or more words, to say about it.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 16, 2021 03:50 PM (OTzUX)

1087 I'm not pleased at leaving helos and planes, though I guess we can blow them up later, but leaving the small arms doesn't bother me. They can use those on the Chinese.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 16, 2021 03:50 PM (yQpMk)

1088 Didn't we train them in US military doctrine? US military doctrine doesn't work without Air(and naval) dominance.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at August 16, 2021 03:48 PM (z5Vrg)

The guys abandoned in Benghazi put up a valiant effort without air. The Afghans are not Americans.

Posted by: flounder at August 16, 2021 03:50 PM (KnJdm)

1089 Rosie's Saigon 2: Electric Boogaloo
@DarnelSugarfoo

11h
Someone made a great point about Psaki's disappearing act:

The idea that the WH Press Secretary isn't answering her emails even while on vacation is absurd.

The idea that her assistant(s) aren't answering her email while she is gone is absurd.

She seems unavailable, for real.

Posted by: LizLem at August 16, 2021 03:50 PM (+mkOR)

1090 Not leaving this mess for another president

-

"this mess"

you mean a Taleban controlled Islamic Republic working with Iran? That's *not* going to be an issue in the future?

millions of rapey goat fuckers being shipped to western countries, because of course, they can't go to pakistan or Iran because reasons?

millions of tons of US arms in Taleban hands?

Posted by: Tim Riggins at August 16, 2021 03:50 PM (ZZK0E)

1091 Some dick from the Pentagon is doing a briefing now.
Total BS.
Translation : this guy is bragging we lead the world in surrender and Retreat.....all is well.

Posted by: Voter theater. at August 16, 2021 03:50 PM (9Zs9S)
---
Nailed it!

Posted by: Gen. Mark Milley at August 16, 2021 03:51 PM (XHhHI)

1092 NOOD

Posted by: Skip at August 16, 2021 03:51 PM (znIQ9)

1093 1057 Waiting for nood ... is the ewok on strike?


==

probably scribbling his movie review

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at August 16, 2021 03:51 PM (oEn12)

1094 "Still, SD has no mask nonsense. If we wait for "perfect," we'll be waiting a long time.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021 02:55 PM (/XOcP)"

There are some baseline truths - you acknowledge them or you aren't serious. She wasn't serious. Unforced major error. Perfection isn't necessary or needed. Basic competence on the big stuff is - she screwed it up badly, and then tried to blame others for her own ineptness. And then went after DeSantis.

She's finished this cycle, as she should be.

Posted by: Black JEM at August 16, 2021 03:52 PM (V6xwG)

1095 Because nothing strikes fear into the hearts of our enemies quite like the rainbow flag. *spit*

Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 16, 2021 03:52 PM (Xrfse)

1096 1011

There are legit reasons many people think his cognitive function has seriously declined. If you'd seem him, as I did, for decades, up close, babbling and babbling and smarmily babbling until people screamed for mercy, you'd know that, right away, something is very wrong. The halting, often confused speaking.


Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 16, 2021 03:43 PM (OTzUX)

1988: Biden, the usurper-in-chief, had TWO brain surgeries to deal with cranial aneurysms, but we could not look at his health records when he ran. You know, the way they ran our actual president, Donald Trump, through the wringer.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma Donald J. Trump is our duly elected president at August 16, 2021 03:52 PM (l0Cy4)

1097 Another PX general.

Posted by: dartist at August 16, 2021 03:52 PM (+ya+t)

1098 The thread is approaching 1100 posts. Wow.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 16, 2021 03:52 PM (cSyAR)

1099 Gonna go out on a limb here and say the taliban are going to make a spectacular display of blowing up and burning down the US embassy in Kabul on 9/11.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 16, 2021 03:49 PM (JUOKG)
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You're probably right.

Posted by: bluebell at August 16, 2021 03:52 PM (wyw4S)

1100 So he went from the speech directly to AF1 to hit the air toot sweet. I wonder if he entered his post-address/post-drug coma in the limo on his way to the airfield.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)
-----------

Had to get back to Camp David. He didn't want to miss Jeopardy.

Posted by: WisRich at August 16, 2021 03:52 PM (G0vdT)

1101 Gonna go out on a limb here and say the taliban are going to make a spectacular display of blowing up and burning down the US embassy in Kabul on 9/11.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 16, 2021 03:49 PM (JUOKG)
-------

You're probably right.
Posted by: bluebell at August 16, 2021 03:52 PM (wyw4S)

We should beat them to it.

Posted by: golfman at August 16, 2021 03:53 PM (H6twj)

1102 Afghans cling to plane and landing gear as plane evacuates. Later, a dude appears to be seen falling from said plane. This, too, is the story of Obama.

Posted by: flounder at August 16, 2021 03:46 PM (KnJdm)
---
Well at least it wasn't loading choppers on the embassy roof.

Posted by: Axeman at August 16, 2021 03:47 PM (XHhHI)

No, it was Tan Son Nhut Air Base!

Posted by: Archer at August 16, 2021 03:54 PM (gmo/4)

1103 General Taylor was asked if the rapid fall of Kabul was do to a lack of intelligence. He just smiled and said I can't answer that. He then left the stage with afterburners on.

A simple yes would have answered her question instead of a string of double speed.

Posted by: LostInSpace at August 16, 2021 03:55 PM (ESLBo)

1104 @charlescwcooke 31m

Biden stands firmly by the decision Trump made, which he had to follow to the letter--just like the Iran Deal decision he reversed--which is why he withdrew in August not on May 1, after the Afghan military collapsed because they didn't care enough once he'd pulled the air support.
Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:45 PM (cF8AT)

yeah, that pretty much sums it up...
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at August 16, 2021 03:49 PM (8D42x)

I don't think the others are getting the sarcasm in that tweet.

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2021 03:55 PM (cF8AT)

1105 1041. And we now have a full size country run by a terrorist organization who will welcome and support every radical America hating terrorist organization into their little haven. Which supposedly we went there to prevent and had prevented for the past twenty years. We have lost a strategic airbase from which to operate in the region.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 16, 2021 03:55 PM (25AIT)

1106 Gonna go out on a limb here and say the taliban are going to make a spectacular display of blowing up and burning down the US embassy in Kabul on 9/11.

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Total waste of real estate. They should turn it into a prison for everybody that worked with the United States government over the last 20 years.

Posted by: LostInSpace at August 16, 2021 03:58 PM (ESLBo)

1107 What about North Dakota? Anyone thinking of retirement there? It seems like a slightly less hospitable South Dakota.

Posted by: MammaB at August 16, 2021 03:58 PM (KZi64)

1108 "Even the Afghan prsident knew about it. Don't fuck with us and we're out by 1 May. Biden abrogates the deal."

Afghan president didn't understand that the suggestion to buy a Hunter Biden Original wasn't a suggestion.

Wait for it, it will come out that this retreat went FUBAR over some Biden family grift.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at August 16, 2021 04:01 PM (49Exr)

1109 I watched a video of a couple that moved from CA to ND. Can post a link if interested.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at August 16, 2021 04:02 PM (YynYJ)

1110 These first two press conferences, the State department and the Pentagon, all they do is keep talking about their contingencies,
plans, that they're going to do everything in their power make sure that girls and women will be safe and that everybody will get evacuated that gets needs to. Thank God these spokeholes received CRT training. Meanwhile the bottom is out of the bucket and they haven't got a half an idea between all of them about what to do next. This is a fiasco of such size that it will not be understood until 50 years have passed.

Posted by: LostInSpace at August 16, 2021 04:11 PM (ESLBo)

1111 "Still, SD has no mask nonsense. If we wait for "perfect," we'll be waiting a long time.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 16, 2021 02:55 PM (/XOcP)"

are you seriously putting mask theater on the same level as tranny bs in schools????

Posted by: somedood at August 16, 2021 04:11 PM (fpRbZ)

1112 Is it true that the State Dept said that Americans in Afghanistan are NOT being given priority to get out of the country?

Anyone else hear that?

Thx

Posted by: Pam at August 16, 2021 04:31 PM (qRq6C)

1113 Thousands of US soldiers are still in Afghanistan protecting the Airport. If the Talibans provoke the people, the US soldiers will be forced to open fire. Things are not good.

Sending back troops to Afghanistan is a massacre. Talibans will be forced to retaliate esp. if Biden Admin has no clear path for negotiation. With looming actual combat, more US soldiers will die and worst, US and international civilians trapped in Afghanistan will die.

Why reduce the troop without prioritizing the evacuation of the civilians first? Mr. Biden, it's all about planning and execution. It's all yours. Trump has nothing to do it anymore.

Posted by: RTP at August 16, 2021 04:56 PM (QFHUt)

1114 214 Bated, its bated breath, not "baited". Your breath isn't the flavor of bait, its abated -- arrested, halted.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (KZzsI)

What if you had tuna for lunch?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 16, 2021 02:59 PM (UuD2k)

Tuna is the catch, not the bait.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 16, 2021 05:04 PM (eoQWY)

1115 hubby wants to retire where there's no snow
I want a place that's not stinkin hot
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at August 16, 2021 03:14 PM (oEn12)

That's San Diego and just about nowhere else.

I don't recommend SD CA, tho its not as terrible as the other cities.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 16, 2021 05:18 PM (eoQWY)

1116 Does anyone believe this is "Biden's" bungling? He is in the corner eating ice cream. He is NOT making these decisions, if he even knows that someone else is.

Posted by: Bonnie Blue no longer gives a shit at August 16, 2021 05:24 PM (hlxe7)

1117 This isn't just an American defeat.
"It is the biggest debacle that NATO has suffered since its founding, and we're standing before an epochal change," said Armin Laschet, who is the conservative candidate to succeed Merkel as [German] chancellor in September's elections.
Posted by: SMOD at August 16, 2021 03:32 PM (RHGPo)

Nato just needs to die.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 16, 2021 05:28 PM (eoQWY)

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