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Friday, September 6, 2013

Playing Games

Senator John McCain played poker on his iPhone during a U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing related to Syria. What's more, he Tweeted about it:


Speaking of playing games:



POLITICIANS ARE A PLAGUE UPON THE LAND!

48 comments:

  1. The senile old fool already made up his mind that there was never a war he didn't support. I notice that at most of the hearings, the majority of the members don't even hang around to hear the full thing. They make their little speeches having already formed an opinion as opposed to asking intelligent questions.

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    1. Bunkerville,
      I think that more than senility is in play.

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  2. How foolish werre Americans to pass the 17th Amendment?

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    1. The Senate contains some of the worst political clowns of all. And the Senate is supposed to be the wiser house of Congress!

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  3. What a great cartoon; I'm sharing it with many!

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  4. For something that was supposed to last 3 days, this sure is expanding fast. From Drudge:

    Obama orders Pentagon to expand Syria target list...

    'SIGNIFICANTLY LARGER THAN EXPECTED'...

    WH: 'Not Intended to Resolve Underlying Political Crisis Within Syria'...

    US ORDERS DIPLOMATS OUT OF LEBANON...

    BOOTS ON THE GROUND -- IN JORDAN; U.S. TO 'TRAIN' REBELS...

    So forget the "fog of war", how about the "fog of planning"

    Debbie
    Right Truth
    http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

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    1. Debbie,
      Syria is not Libya.

      Syria is not Egypt.

      Syria is no threat to the United States.

      Russia has her own interests in Syria -- and geographic proximity is part of the equation for Russia.

      If we attack Syria, which has several allies, something awful will be unleashed.

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  6. I just love taking out the trash! **smile**

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    1. Too bad that your power can't extend to ridding us of John McPain! I've always disliked and distrusted that whiny, mealy-mouthed, weasely, double-dealing creep.

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    2. Such vitriol toward the man who put The Pole Dancer on the national stage.

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  7. Here's a good rule of thumb to guide us:

    Whenever a congresscreature is distracted, detached or disengaged from whatever business may be at hand, our country remains that much safer and saner.

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  8. I am tired of listening to people tell me what a hero John McCain is. Yeah, okay—the enemy shot him down over North Vietnam and he spent the war in the Hanoi Hilton. I would not wish that on anyone. Yet, there is something wrong with a person who takes his “service to country” and transforms it into a pathway to politics. I believe that John McCain is dishonest. By dishonest, I mean that John McCain is untrustworthy … which, in my way of thinking, cancels out any of his alleged heroics. McCain and Duke Cunningham are peas from the same pod.

    I do not care if he plays electronic poker. I would much prefer he resign from politics —for the good of our country.

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  9. I don't even want to talk about John McCain, I'm sick to death about him. I wish that he's retire already and get out of our face. He's a disgrace to our party. Maybe we could get him to become a Progressive...
    Putin is more believable than the scumbags who are leading the U.S. into war.
    Kerry the liar is and has been a traitor to this country and I think that Putin is more believable than John Kerry is.
    How can anyone blame the rest of the world for not trusting the U.S.A. this administration has lied and denied since Obama and his band of crooks and liars took office.

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    1. I wouldn't trust Putin as far as I could spit! Putin has been supplying Syria with many of their weapons and is behind a lot of chaos. Though I loathe McCain and Obama, saying you would trust Putin is like setting of the nukes!

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    2. I wouldn't say that I trust Putin.

      However, if only for reasons of geographic proximity, Russia does have interests in Syria.

      America does not.

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  10. I can't remember, off-hand, a time when this Nation was in such a state of discombobulation!

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    1. Jon,
      The word discombobulation is a precise designation.

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  11. "Knuckles" McCain and "Liveshot" Kerry have a lot in common.
    They both parlayed being in Vietnam and marrying a rich woman with a cynical political career.
    A pox on both of them.

    Lest I be accused of being a Kerry supporter, a couple of the very few ties in my life when I have voted for a conservative, by Massachusetts standards, candidate was against Kerry.

    Like I say, a pox on both of them.

    What we may want to take away from this before we sart the left/right bashing is that vox populi seems to have found some unity here and may be proving effective. Just consider it.

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  12. Another dismal and sickening day in the decaying of our nation. Pretty soon it will USA - RIP!

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  13. The media is failing to get the American people as wee-wee'd up about Syria as Obama is. Perhaps a sign that enough is enough.

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    1. QUESTION: WHY do you think Odammit wants to get us involved in another Middle East Mare's Nest, Boondoggle or Quagmire -- whatever you want to call it?

      Whatever motive there be it MUST be ulterior, right?

      Acting as a puppet?

      Currying favor with a foreign power?

      Simple stupidity?

      WHADDAYATHINK?

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    2. FT and Jack,
      Obama is doing everything he can to empower the Muslim Brotherhood.

      Egypt.

      Libya.

      Syria, where 2/3 of the Free Syrian Army is Muslim Brotherhood.

      Also, one reason that Obama is so anti-Assad is that Saudi Arabia is anti-Assad. Remember Obama's bow to the Saudi king?

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    3. Thersites,
      I turned on the morning news when I got up today. Fluff, fluff, fluff. Oh, a word or two about Syria, but that's all.

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    4. This is a Saudi financed Sunni war against Alawite/Shi'a "heretics", nothing more, nothing less. Let the Saudi's fight there own wars against the Islamic "Reformation."

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    5. Anyone remember the picture of Obama bowing to and kissing the Saudi king's hand? America is Saudi Arabia's proxy army.

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    6. Al Qaeda is just another Independent Saudi/Sunni fighting force, to be used only when the Americans refuse to serve as Saudi mercenaries...

      from a Wiki article on Osama bin Laden: The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait under Saddam Hussein on August 2, 1990, put the Saudi kingdom and the House of Saud at risk. With Iraqi forces on the Saudi border, Saddam's appeal to pan-Arabism was potentially inciting internal dissent. Bin Laden met with King Fahd, and Saudi Defense Minister Sultan, telling them not to depend on non-Muslim assistance from the United States and others, and offering to help defend Saudi Arabia with his Arab legion. Bin Laden's offer was rebuffed, and the Saudi monarchy invited the deployment of U.S. forces in Saudi territory.[81] Bin Laden publicly denounced Saudi dependence on the U.S. military, arguing the two holiest shrines of Islam, Mecca and Medina, the cities in which the Prophet Mohamed received and recited Allah's message, should only be defended by Muslims. Bin Laden's criticism of the Saudi monarchy led them to try to silence him. The U.S. 82nd Airborne Division landed in north-eastern Saudi city of Dhahran and was deployed in the desert barely 400 miles from Medina.

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    7. The US environmental movement keeps America enslaved to the Saudi king. Until we break free of their silliness, America will remain a Saudo oil whore.

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    8. Personally I think Obama did America a favour in going to Congress instead of immediately dropping to his knees and suking the Saudi king's d*ck on this.

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    9. If Obama had REALLY wanted to act on Syria, he could have. The red line talk was all "show" for the Saudi's benefit.

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  14. Once again the Community Organizer is bringing the U.S. to the brink of a global nightmare.
    When will this nightmare end?

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  15. I sure hope all you idiots on the left who wanted to elect a community organizer are proud of yourselves, I know that I'm not!

    And let us not forget to thank McCain, Graham, Cantor, and Boehner for encouraging and supporting this imbecile and supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood .

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    1. And note this from Michael Gerson:

      ...A limited military strike may be symbolic. But for Congress to block that strike would be more than symbolic. It would undermine a tangible element of American influence: the perception that the commander in chief is fully in command.

      The refusal to authorize force would be taken as an ideological pivot point. Nations such as China, Russia and Iran would see this as the triumph of a political coalition between the peace party of the left and the rising isolationists of the right. And they would be correct. The strategic calculations of every American enemy and friend would be adjusted in ways that encourage challenge and instability. Prime Minister David Cameron’s recent loss of the vote authorizing military action — the first such repudiation since 1782 — has weakened Britain as an actor in the world. America should refuse to follow it down.

      I would prefer to defend a form of internationalism less conflicted and hesitant than President Obama’s. But even so, it is better than the alternative of seriously compromisingthe credibility of the presidency itself. And those who claim that this credibility has already reached bottom are lacking in imagination.


      That kind of reasoning is fallacious, IMO.

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  16. Syria crisis - Standoff In The Mediterranean: The US Vs Russian Navies.

    The above site and Infidel Bloggers Alliance are posting a great deal about the Syria crisis.

    One of the most disturbing posts I've read because the information reflects Obama's mindset: Obama Again Refers To The American Military As “My Military”. Yesterday, Obama referred to the U.S. military as "my military" -- for the 3rd time.

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  17. Note these words from Obama (emphasis mine):

    “You know, there would be some resolutions that were being proffered in the United Nations and the usual hocus pocus, but the world and the country would have moved on. So trying to impart a sense of urgency about this, why we can’t have an environment in which over time, people start thinking this we can get away with chemical weapons use–it’s a hard sell, but it’s something I believe in.”

    Obama dissing the United Nations?

    Where is the outrage from the mainstream media?

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  18. Ed Anser? Who gives a flying fig about anything he says?

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    1. Darth,
      Don't misunderstand.

      I don't care about Asner's statements per se.

      However, I think that he is correct in his assessment about Hollywood's silence right now.

      Typically, Hollywood stars screech when they hear talk of war. This time, silence.

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    2. Darth,
      And one more thing....Too many Americans look to Hollywood for political guidance. Stupid? Yes. But Americans tend to be cult followers. **sigh**

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  20. There is an old saying from the Far-East which is that "Nothing is so bad that action wil not make it worse." It may be that Obama in wanting to send rocket attacks into Syria will very much make that ancent proverb come true.

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  21. With this conflict in Syria both sides are bad. The United States has no national or rational reason for the sake of its homeland security for leting Obama in his folly sent missle atacks into Syria. This is madness. As for this civil war in Syria America needs to keep out of it.

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  22. I don't blame McCain for playing video poker. I blame McCain for always putting himself up as the fall guy for Obama.

    I actually agree with McCain that something should be done about Syria, but I might disagree with him that Obama is the one to do it.

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    1. Mike,
      In my view, McCain's playing video poker during a hearing about going to war sends the message that the man doesn't understand the gravity of embarking upon such a venture. Governing is no time to be playing games!

      Furthermore, I don't see that McCain understands what is really going on in Syria.

      something should be done about Syria

      I don't know what that something is! Without getting ourselves further into debt and into a major conflagration in the Middle East.

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