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“Obama’s Godless Thanksgiving” Fake Outrage Meme Spreads Rapidly Through Wingnut Media

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Sure enough, Breitbrat Ben Shapiro’s moronic attack on President Obama’s Thanksgiving address was rapidly picked up by the rest of the right wing Fake Outrage Machine. The Daily Caller has this article based on Shapiro’s post: Obama Thanksgiving Address: Calls to Unite Behind WH, Doesn’t Thank God.

Watch how the Daily Caller’s Christopher Bedford blatantly slants the story against President Obama, saying he “urged the country to unite behind his administration” twice, even though the actual quote from Obama’s speech says no such thing.

During his fourth Thanksgiving presidential address, President Barack Obama referenced the recent, long and bruising campaign season, urged the country to unite behind his administration and, for the fourth year running, neglected to offer verbal thanks to God.

“As a nation, we’ve just emerged from a campaign season that was passionate, noisy, and vital to our democracy,” Obama said. “But it also required us to make choices - and sometimes those choices led us to focus on what sets us apart instead of what ties us together; on what candidate we support instead of what country we belong to.”

“Thanksgiving,” he continued, “is a chance to put it all in perspective - to remember that, despite our differences, we are, and always will be, Americans first and foremost.”

The president’s call to unite behind his administration follows a bitter election, in which his opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, won independents 50 to 45 percent, and whites 59 to 39 percent.

Notice that when it’s filtered through the Fake Outrage Machine, “we will always be Americans first and foremost” mutates into “you must unite behind my administration.”

And a bit further into the piece, another bizarre take on the President’s words:

The president’s mention of the freedom ‘to worship as we please’ could be seen as a challenge to conservatives and the Catholic Church, both of which have accused his administration of waging a war on religious freedom.

Here I was thinking that the freedom to worship as we please is a core American value, to be celebrated on Thanksgiving. What could possibly be wrong with that?

But at the Daily Caller, it’s a “challenge to conservatives and Catholics,” who are presumably opposed to the idea of worshipping as we please. Or something.

This turkey of a fake outrage also pops up at Knuckle Draggers Central, Fox Nation, with the charming headline: Obama’s God-Less Thanksgiving.

The comments are as stupid and vile as you might expect, of course. Just one example; I stopped reading after this one:

the Obama’s are still one seriously fügly family. Michelle looks like the diseased result of büttséx between a silverback and a warthog. Barf.

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198 comments

1 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:18:33pm

I was pretty sure that the "worship as you please" ideal was the one enshrined in the First Amendment of our Constitution, you know, the amendment they hide behind whenever their asses get taken behind the woodshed for spouting BS.

2 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:20:12pm

god site:georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov
About 3,330 results (0.26 seconds)
8 years

god site:whitehouse.gov
About 2,660 results (0.22 seconds)
4 years

You decide. O_o

Derp.

3 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:20:57pm

Evening Lizardim.

4 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:23:14pm

re: #2 Gus

George W. Bush is still ahead!

5 allegro  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:25:23pm

The president’s call to unite behind his administration follows a bitter election, in which his opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, won independents 50 to 45 percent, and whites 59 to 39 percent.

Now what, I wonder, makes this observation pertinent? I just can't think of a thing...

6 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:25:36pm

re: #4 jaunte

George W. Bush is still ahead!

Republican math. ;)

7 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:26:32pm

re: #6 Gus

Republican math. ;)

Oooh, is this going to become an oxymoron thread?

8 Charles Johnson  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:29:35pm

Shapiro did the same kind of willful distortion of Obama's words - he said Obama called for more government spending, when he didn't say a single word about that.

The right wing media are really just total hacks, with no self-respect.

9 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:29:39pm

re: #7 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

Oooh, is this going to become an oxymoron thread?

That's a given with Republicans.

10 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:30:05pm

re: #9 Gus

That's a given with Republicans.

Well, the moron part, anyway.

11 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:31:18pm

Oh look! Reagan in 1982. Only mentioned God once.

Proclamation 4979 -- Thanksgiving Day, 1982
September 27, 1982
By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Two hundred years ago, the Congress of the United States issued a Thanksgiving Proclamation stating that it was ``the indispensable duty of all nations'' to offer both praise and supplication to God. Above all other nations of the world, America has been especially blessed and should give special thanks. We have bountiful harvests, abundant freedoms, and a strong, compassionate people.

I have always believed that this annointed land was set apart in an uncommon way, that a divine plan placed this great continent here between the oceans to be found by people from every corner of the Earth who had a special love of faith and freedom. Our pioneers asked that He would work His will in our daily lives so America would be a land of morality, fairness, and freedom.

Today we have more to be thankful for than our pilgrim mothers and fathers who huddled on the edge of the New World that first Thanksgiving Day could ever dream. We should be grateful not only for our blessings, but for the courage and strength of our ancestors which enable us to enjoy the lives we do today.

Let us reaffirm through prayers and actions our thankfulness for America's bounty and heritage.

Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 25, 1982, as a National Day of Thanksgiving and I call upon all of our citizens to set aside that day for appropriate expressions of thanksgiving.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 27th day of Sept. in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and seventh.

Ronald Reagan

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 4:13 p.m., September 27, 1982]

12 darthstar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:31:41pm

Boy, are those wingnuts sore losers or what?

13 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:31:50pm

re: #7 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

Oooh, is this going to become an oxymoron thread?

Fiscal Conservatism!

14 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:32:17pm
During his fourth Thanksgiving presidential address, President Barack Obama referenced the recent, long and bruising campaign season, urged the country to unite behind his administration and, for the fourth year running, neglected to offer verbal thanks to God.

....
"If there is a mandate in yesterday's results, it is a mandate for us to find a way to work together on solutions to the challenges we face together as a nation," said Boehner, R-Ohio.
[Link: abcnews.go.com...]

Boehner also forgot to thank God.

15 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:32:30pm

Breaking. I voted for a president not a cleric. If these conservatives want a cleric maybe they can move to another country.

16 PhillyPretzel  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:32:32pm

re: #12 darthstar

Very sore losers.

17 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:33:24pm

re: #15 Gus

Breaking. I voted for a president not a cleric. If these conservatives want a cleric maybe they can move to another country.

Saudi Arabia: A SoCon paradise.

18 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:33:27pm

re: #12 darthstar

Boy, are those wingnuts sore losers or what?

They don't call it butthurt for nothing.

19 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:36:07pm

re: #5 allegro

The president’s call to unite behind his administration follows a bitter election, in which his opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, won independents 50 to 45 percent, and whites 59 to 39 percent.

Now what, I wonder, makes this observation pertinent? I just can't think of a thing...

The former is only noteworthy if you disregard the correlation of the drop in GOP registration to the rise in voters who identified themselves as "independent."

20 PhillyPretzel  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:36:22pm

They are pushing G-d a bit too much; the GOP is going to lose a lot more than voters.

21 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:36:59pm

re: #20 PhillyPretzel

They are pushing G-d a bit too much; the GOP is going to lose a lot more than voters.

The Republican Party Christian Brotherhood.

22 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:37:36pm

All Hail Zeus!

23 Charles Johnson  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:37:47pm

For the standpoint of an atheist it's tragically absurd to think that some people judge the leader of the US by whether he says "thank you" to an imaginary creature.

24 darthstar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:38:30pm

When I see those bravely anonymous comments that compare the Obamas to apes, I just wish I had a magic script that de-anonymized the post with the person's real name and email, and made it impossible to delete.

25 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:38:41pm

re: #22 Varek Raith

All Hail Zeus!

All hail Thor! Let's put up a tree in His honor...

No. Wait a second...

26 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:39:52pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

For the standpoint of an atheist it's tragically absurd to think that some people judge the leader of the US by whether he says "thank you" to an imaginary creature.

Which just shows how much you hate America! Godless, unpatriotic commie!

27 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:40:11pm

re: #25 Gus

All hail Thor! Let's put up a tree in His honor...

No. Wait a second...

Hi Loki!

28 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:40:40pm

re: #27 Varek Raith

Hi Loki!

*snort* Puny god.

29 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:40:44pm

How many Gottdanks per speech make the porridge just right?

30 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:41:37pm

re: #29 jaunte

How many Gottdanks per speech make the porridge just right?

|______________________________________|
This many.

31 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:41:55pm

re: #22 Varek Raith

All Hail Zeus!

Hey, Zeus!

[Sometimes spelled Jesús.]

32 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:42:56pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

I don't know how, but your post reminded me of a terribly tangential joke I heard some time ago.

A priest and one of his parishioners were out on the golf course. The parishioner teed off, and his ball sliced away into the deep woods. "F---, I missed!" yelled the man, storming off toward the cart. The priest admonished the younger man, but with every poor shot, another f-bomb burst from his lips. Finally, as they neared the green on the 18th hole, the priest warned the man, "Be careful, lest the Lord strike you down for your sinful ways." At that moment, as the priest raised his club to strike his ball, a bolt from the blue struck him dead. A voice from the heavens boomed out, "F---, I missed."

33 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:42:56pm

re: #31 wrenchwench

Hey, Zeus!

[Sometimes spelled Jesús.]

God and Gus. Coincidence? I think not.

//

34 freetoken  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:43:01pm

The atheists' war on Christians continues unabated!

One of WND's top headlines screams:

CITY DENYING CHRISTIAN'S RIGHT TO SPEAK IN PUBLIC PARK

And over at hate-monger sited DefendChristianity:

Great American Patriot Removed from Congress

They are pushing some conspiracy theory on voter fraud for "removing" a "great Christian" from Congress - Allen West.

35 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:43:28pm

OW!
Ok, ok!
All Hail...
Hera...
Bitch
OWWWW!

36 CuriousLurker  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:43:53pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

Shapiro did the same kind of willful distortion of Obama's words - he said Obama called for more government spending, when he didn't say a single word about that.

The right wing media are really just total hacks, with no self-respect.

Earlier today I happened to look at Yahoo News and saw The Daily Caller's version of the lie—Obama Thanksgiving address: Calls to unite behind WH, doesn’t thank God— displayed pretty prominently in the upper right-hand sidebar in their U.S news section.

It has since fallen off the sidebar, but it's presently still the fifth most popular story in U.S. news among Yahoo's readership.

Clicks before country! //

37 engineer cat  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:45:19pm

The president’s call to unite behind his administration follows a bitter election, in which his opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, won independents 50 to 45 percent, and whites 59 to 39 percent

they don't like 'class warfare', but i guess race warfare is just fine

38 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:45:36pm

re: #34 freetoken

The atheists' war on Christians continues unabated!

One of WND's top headlines screams:

CITY DENYING CHRISTIAN'S RIGHT TO SPEAK IN PUBLIC PARK

And over at hate-monger sited DefendChristianity:

Great American Patriot Removed from Congress

They are pushing some conspiracy theory on voter fraud for "removing" a "great Christian" from Congress - Allen West.

Removed. Got it.

39 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:45:45pm

I ain't gonna accept Obama until he promises blood to the blood god.

//

40 Charles Johnson  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:47:28pm

Also at the Daily Caller - the Return of the Suicide Turkey Jihad!

Butterball No Longer Halal | the Daily Caller

"At this time, Butterball branded products are not certified halal," said a company statement on Nov. 19. "This applies to both domestic and international Butterball products."

However, the company didn't disavow future Islamic turkeys.

NO! STOP THE ISLAMIC TURKEYS!

"At Butterball, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide consumers around the world with a variety of wholesome and nutritious products. ... We remain dedicated to feeding a diverse, growing global population while adhering to all USDA guidelines."

Most of Butterball's turkeys are consumed at Thanksgiving, which began as a Christian celebration of Christian settlers' first harvest in Massachusetts.

Hey, that's pretty good how they subtly lay claim to Thanksgiving as a Christian holiday! And you thought Thanksgiving was the most secular of secular holidays, foolish liberals.

41 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:48:10pm

re: #40 Charles Johnson

Also at the Daily Caller - the Return of the Suicide Turkey Jihad!

Butterball No Longer Halal | the Daily Caller

NO! STOP THE ISLAMIC TURKEYS!

Hey, that's pretty good how they subtly lay claim to Thanksgiving as a Christian holiday! And you thought Thanksgiving was the most secular of secular holidays, foolish liberals.

Islamic turkeys. Got it.

Whew. These people are off their rocker.

42 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:49:15pm

GOBBLEHUGOBBLE!!!

43 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:49:30pm

re: #40 Charles Johnson

Also at the Daily Caller - the Return of the Suicide Turkey Jihad!

Butterball No Longer Halal | the Daily Caller

Hey, that's pretty good how they subtly lay claim to Thanksgiving as a Christian holiday! And you thought Thanksgiving was the most secular of secular holidays, foolish liberals.

Gotta tell ya, Charles, those Islamic turkeys taste pretty doggone good. I'll certainly be willing to do my part to rid the world of them.

44 dragonath  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:50:13pm

SAINT WHATEVER'S DAY
GOD'S BIRTHDAY
GOD GETS NAILED UP DAY

THERE'S NOT ENOUGH RELIGION IN THE HOLIDAYS

45 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:51:33pm

re: #44 dragonath

SAINT WHATEVER'S DAY
GOD'S BIRTHDAY
GOD GETS NAILED UP DAY

THERE'S NOT ENOUGH RELIGION IN THE HOLIDAYS

We're so going to hell.

46 Iwouldprefernotto  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:52:45pm

I used to hate these phony outrages. I now realize that the more the right protests, the more votes thy lose to independents... If the left was real smart they would encourage more conspiracy theories.

47 allegro  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:53:40pm

re: #46 Iwouldprefernotto

I used to hate these phony outrages. I now realize that the more the right protests, the more votes thy lose to independents... If the left was real smart they would encourage more conspiracy theories.

Please proceed, Governor...

48 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:54:01pm

re: #46 Iwouldprefernotto

I used to hate these phony outrages. I now realize that the more the right protests, the more votes thy lose to independents... If the left was real smart they would encourage more conspiracy theories.

Obama's gay lover on the grassy knoll in Benghazi with HAARP.

49 Iwouldprefernotto  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:55:08pm

re: #48 Varek Raith

Obama's gay lover on the grass knoll in Benghazi with HAARP.

Nice tries, but the one to beat is The Onion's AbortionPlex story.

50 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:55:29pm

The irony is that these are some of the same assholes that ridicule people in the Arab world for chanting Allahu Akbar on a regular basis.

51 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:55:31pm

re: #49 Iwouldprefernotto

Nice tries, but the one to beat is The Onion's AbortionPlex story.

Damn.
XD

52 freetoken  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:56:03pm

re: #41 Gus

You mean, you didn't know that turkeys are indeed vile and satanic creatures?

Well.

As a followup to yesterday's great thriller "Thankskilling", we present "Thankskilling 3":

53 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:56:46pm

re: #47 allegro

Please proceed, Governor...

When I heard Romney spouting a RWNJ fake outrage during the debate on national TV, I was certain he was going to lose, and certain that the party was going to learn nothing from that loss.

54 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:59:16pm

Oba-Mao has JESUS locked up in GUANTANAMO!!1 PATRIETS grab your GUNS now True AMERICANS take OUR country BACK and FREE JESUS!!!

/sorta

55 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:00:03pm

re: #52 freetoken

You mean, you didn't know that turkeys are indeed vile and satanic creatures?

Well.

As a followup to yesterday's great thriller "Thankskilling", we present "Thankskilling 3":

[Embedded content]

Turkey is smart for wanting those NATO Patriot missiles... No... wait...

//

56 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:00:11pm

re: #54 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Geez, everybody knows Jesus is that illegal immigrant working at the Taco Bell down the street./

57 dragonath  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:00:25pm

What this country needs is a good pagan feast.

58 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:00:40pm

re: #55 Gus

Turkey is smart for wanting those NATO Patriot missiles... No... wait...

//

That'll learn those chickens!

59 PhillyPretzel  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:01:49pm

re: #57 dragonath

You mean I cannot celebrate Festivus?

60 Lidane  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:01:55pm

Christie Puts New Jersey Sandy Damages at $29.4 Billion

Superstorm Sandy, which left 37 dead in New Jersey and ravaged the state’s Atlantic coastline, caused $29.4 billion in damage, according to Governor Chris Christie.

The estimate includes lost property, business revenue and widespread devastation to the state’s mass-transit system, Christie said today in a statement. He said the figure, which includes money already received from the federal government, could be revised higher in coming weeks.

“This preliminary number is based on the best available data, field observations and geographical mapping, and supported by expert advice from my cabinet commissioners and an outside consulting company,” Christie said in the statement. “In a short period of time, we put together a comprehensive and responsible estimate.”

But I'm sure that the free market and private enterprise will fall all over themselves to cover the cost. Really.

61 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:02:09pm

Hilarious though. Really. People whining about not saying God enough in a proclamation for a national day of gluttony that could probably feed the entire 3rd world for a year. Close to 230 million dollars worth of food is discarded on that day. I'm an atheist but sort of raised Catholic. I'm willing to bet Jesus would have a few choice words to say about this.

62 Lidane  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:03:41pm

re: #50 Gus

The irony is that these are some of the same assholes that ridicule people in the Arab world for chanting Allahu Akbar on a regular basis.

That's because Allah is the "wrong" God, don'tcha know. He's not American Jesus.=P

63 darthstar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:04:02pm

WalMart - the new front in the war over Xmas.

64 CuriousLurker  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:04:46pm

re: #40 Charles Johnson

And you thought Thanksgiving was the most secular of secular holidays, foolish liberals.

WTF?? I guess now I'm going to have to call my local halal butcher and demand that they stop selling halal turkey. This is obviously a case of Christians turning the tables on us Muslims by using taqiyya to hide the fact that Thanksgiving is really a Christian holiday and making us think it's okay to celebrate it and eat turkey.

God, I hope the turkey I ate isn't gonna cause me to turn Christian. The horror. Do they sell like test strips for that or something? // *glances around anxiously*

65 PhillyPretzel  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:05:03pm

re: #63 darthstar

I saw something close at King of Prussia Mall today. Security was called and some folks calmed down.

66 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:05:47pm
67 Destro  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:05:56pm

I thank god for my godless thanksgiving.

68 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:06:22pm

re: #60 Lidane

Christie Puts New Jersey Sandy Damages at $29.4 Billion

But I'm sure that the free market and private enterprise will fall all over themselves to cover the cost. Really.

"We've lost billions due to this storm, both through lost revenue and damage to our property, Mr. Governor. We'd like to know how you're gonna make that up to us."

69 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:06:22pm

re: #64 CuriousLurker

WTF?? I guess now I'm going to have to call my local halal butcher and demand that they stop selling halal turkey. This is obviously a case of Christians turning the tables on us Muslims by using taqiyya to hide the fact that Thanksgiving is really a Christian holiday and making us think it's okay to celebrate it and eat turkey.

God, I hope the turkey I ate isn't gonna cause me to turn Christian. The horror. Do they sell like test strips for that or something? // *glances around anxiously*

Wait a second. Could it be? Does this mean if I have Halal turkey I'll turn into a... MUSLIM??!!

//

70 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:07:41pm

re: #69 Gus

Wait a second. Could it be? Does this mean if I have Halal turkey I'll turn into a... MUSLIM??!!

//

I'm pretty sure it was the delicious turkey last night that made me want to ululate in joy. Or maybe it was the candied yams, I'm not sure...

//

71 darthstar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:08:13pm

re: #65 PhillyPretzel

I saw something close at King of Prussia Mall today. Security was called and some folks calmed down.

Someone needs to put a big sign up in front of these stores that reads, "Remember, you're just here to buy shit for people you can't stand most of the time."

72 dragonath  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:08:36pm

re: #59 PhillyPretzel

You mean I cannot celebrate Festivus?

Aye, but if you really want to get kinky, you'll dress up and call it Furstivus.

73 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:09:35pm

re: #69 Gus

Wait a second. Could it be? Does this mean if I have Halal turkey I'll turn into a... MUSLIM??!!

//

Wow. Let's hope this technology never falls into the wrong hands. I mean, if they could convert the whole of the United States into an Islamic Republic...

74 CuriousLurker  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:12:09pm

re: #69 Gus

Wait a second. Could it be? Does this mean if I have Halal turkey I'll turn into a... MUSLIM??!!

//

Yes! But it's a delayed reaction--I cant tell you the secret date when the time-released nanoparticles are set to activate (because then I'd have to kill you), but if you suddenly wake up before dawn one morning with the urge to pray and have hummus for breakfast, then Gus the atheist is toast. //

75 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:13:40pm

re: #74 CuriousLurker

Yes! But it's a delayed reaction--I cant tell you the secret date when the time-released nanoparticles are set to activate (because then I'd have to kill you), but if you suddenly wake up before dawn one morning with the urge to pray and have hummus for breakfast, then Gus the atheist is toast. //

Does this mean I'll also start watching a lot of soccer?

//

76 PhillyPretzel  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:14:27pm

Buy an Empire turkey and there are no halal worries. Although you may be reading texts from right to left. //

77 freetoken  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:14:50pm

Speaking of religious squabbles, I am sure CAMERA will jump on the AP for this wire story:

PALESTINIANS: CEASE-FIRE BREACH THREATENS CALM

The Palestinians say the situation in Gaza is "extremely fragile" and Israel's cease-fire violations and other illegal actions risk undermining the calm that was just restored.

[...]

During eight days of cross-border fighting between Israel and Hamas, Mansour said more than 160 Palestinians were killed and over 1,230 injured, predominantly women and children.

[...]

78 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:14:53pm

Eek. Just remember the soccer conspiracy nuts from a couple of years ago. Something about Europe, communism, socialism, indoctrination and the demise of Murica. All part of a secret plan by liberal America!

79 freetoken  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:15:16pm

re: #78 Gus

METRIC SYSTEM!!

80 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:16:07pm

re: #79 freetoken

METRIC SYSTEM!!

Actually, that one might not be so bad.

Just a second, the nice gentlemen from the re-indoctrination camps are at the door. I'd better get this.

81 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:18:07pm

re: #11 Gus

Oh look! Reagan in 1982. Only mentioned God once.

Proclamation 4979 -- Thanksgiving Day, 1982
September 27, 1982
By the President of the United States of America

Yes, but again we come to the fact that wingnuts only know of REAGAN!!1, not the actual person who was Ronald W. Reagan.

82 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:18:08pm

re: #77 freetoken

Speaking of religious squabbles, I am sure CAMERA will jump on the AP for this wire story:

PALESTINIANS: CEASE-FIRE BREACH THREATENS CALM

Yes, because all AP wire stories should be approved and cleared by CAMERA first.

83 CuriousLurker  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:18:19pm

re: #76 PhillyPretzel

Buy an Empire turkey and there are no halal worries. Although you may be reading texts from right to left. //

Oh right, the ZIONIST turkeys. Maybe if he eats a little bit of each one they'll counteract each other and he can remain an atheist. Of course, there's always the danger that it could cause him to start fighting with himself...

84 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:20:29pm

re: #77 freetoken

Speaking of religious squabbles, I am sure CAMERA will jump on the AP for this wire story:

PALESTINIANS: CEASE-FIRE BREACH THREATENS CALM

The excerpts lack context, so CAMERA will indeed jump. But tomorrow is Saturday, so we've got a couple days before the Aigle-bot puts up a Page featuring the CAMERA story.

85 dragonath  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:21:00pm

Don't you know, halal turkeys today, lard-free potato chips tomorrow!

oh wait

86 Dr Lizardo  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:21:13pm

re: #69 Gus

Wait a second. Could it be? Does this mean if I have Halal turkey I'll turn into a... MUSLIM??!!

//

Yes. It's all part of our secret plan. Allahu Akbar, bitches.

87 freetoken  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:22:13pm

BTW, yesterday Krugman jumped on the Rubio-creationism issue, and hits the nail squarely:

Grand Old Planet

[...]

By the way, that question didn’t come out of the blue. As speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, Mr. Rubio provided powerful aid to creationists trying to water down science education. In one interview, he compared the teaching of evolution to Communist indoctrination tactics — although he graciously added that “I’m not equating the evolution people with Fidel Castro.” Gee, thanks.

What was Mr. Rubio’s complaint about science teaching? That it might undermine children’s faith in what their parents told them to believe. And right there you have the modern G.O.P.’s attitude, not just toward biology, but toward everything: If evidence seems to contradict faith, suppress the evidence.

[...]

88 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:22:29pm
MARFA, Texas (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine who smuggled nearly 500 pounds of marijuana on board a West Texas school bus hauling student athletes.

Border Patrol officials say the duffel bags of marijuana were discovered Monday night in the bus transporting Van Horn basketball players. The students were heading home after games in the border city of Presidio.

The bus stopped at a Marfa convenience store so the students could get snacks. The driver opened a cargo door and saw the bags.

Border Patrol spokesman Bill Brooks said Wednesday that an agent who happened to be at the store confiscated the marijuana. Nobody was arrested.

Drug Enforcement Administration officials did not immediately return a message Wednesday.

Culberson County-Allamoore Independent School District officials could not immediately be reached due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Interesting that they didn't name the agent who 'happened to be at the store'....

89 A Man for all Seasons  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:24:33pm

Today a group of Ladies from the Lodge brought by tons of leftovers.
I can't believe this..So cool of them. So I took a fork and took a bite of each desert they brought by. I'm going into a sugar induced overdose.
I feel like Katy Couric after her 2nd cup of coffee. Winston is going nuts on the Turkey and Ham.

90 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:27:05pm

re: #89 A Man for all Seasons

Today a group of Ladies from the Lodge brought by tons of leftovers.
I can't believe this..So cool of them. So I took a fork and took a bite of each desert they brought by. I'm going into a sugar induced overdose.
I feel like Katy Couric after her 2nd cup of coffee. Winston is going nuts on the Turkey and Ham.

91 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:27:14pm

re: #89 A Man for all Seasons

Today a group of Ladies from the Lodge brought by tons of leftovers.
I can't believe this..So cool of them. So I took a fork and took a bite of each desert they brought by. I'm going into a sugar induced overdose.
I feel like Katy Couric after her 2nd cup of coffee. Winston is going nuts on the Turkey and Ham.

Hi {Hoops}. How go things back in fish country?

92 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:27:53pm
93 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:29:29pm

Which begs the question? Would that be "Merry Atheism" or "Happy Atheist Spectrum Holidays?"

94 Obdicut  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:29:59pm

re: #93 Gus

"Chillax Peace Out Day".

95 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:30:20pm

re: #92 Gus

This is great:

..there’s also a certain sense of relief that comes with acknowledging the indifference of the universe toward humans. Suppose a tornado blows away your hometown. If you are the center of the universe and the point of all creation, then you have to wonder what you did to piss off the universe so bad that it blew away your hometown. But if the universe is indifferent, you don’t have to torture yourself like that because you know that whatever happens, it’s nothing personal. It’s all just business.

96 freetoken  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:30:22pm

re: #92 Gus

Since what we know of as "Christmas" is mostly a Pagan holiday, when will the fundamentalist/evanagelicals in this country acknowledge that?

97 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:31:04pm

re: #96 freetoken

Since what we know of as "Christmas" is mostly a Pagan holiday, when will the fundamentalist/evanagelicals in this country acknowledge that?

Merry Atheistmas.

98 freetoken  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:31:05pm

I thought those commie atheists already had a holiday. Isn't that what "Labor Day" and "May Day" are all about?

99 Lidane  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:31:14pm

re: #92 Gus

I like to think that every day not designated a major religious holiday is an atheist holiday.

100 freetoken  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:31:56pm

re: #97 Gus

Merry Atheistmas.

You're just daring me to play one of my commie Christmas songs, aren't you?

101 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:31:59pm

re: #98 freetoken

I thought those commie atheists already had a holiday. Isn't that what "Labor Day" and "May Day" are all about?

May Day? YOU COMMUNIST.

102 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:32:03pm

re: #99 Lidane

I like to think that every day not designated a major religious holiday is an atheist holiday.

I demand all those days off!

103 A Man for all Seasons  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:32:48pm

re: #91 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

Hi {Hoops}. How go things back in fish country?

Hi You! Things are going great.. I start my early retirement in 2013. And a new life.
So are you doing?

104 Turkey Jihad  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:34:03pm

Man, the RWNJ really have a serious case of butt-hurt. A nice, warm message from the President, and next thing you know, he's an atheist. Which is strange since they constantly call him a Muslim. So which is it? I'm confused...

105 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:34:32pm

re: #77 freetoken

Speaking of religious squabbles, I am sure CAMERA will jump on the AP for this wire story:

PALESTINIANS: CEASE-FIRE BREACH THREATENS CALM

I posted a video on the morning thread. There's evidence that the "protesters" were cutting through the fence.

106 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:35:10pm

re: #100 freetoken

You're just daring me to play one of my commie Christmas songs, aren't you?

The War on Atheistmas. Christians are demanding we take down our atheist scene and paper-mache figures of Christopher Hitchens from downtown.

107 freetoken  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:35:33pm

re: #105 Killgore Trout

I posted a video on the morning thread. There's evidence that the "protesters" were cutting through the fence.

Clearly a capital offense worthy of extra-judicial immediate execution.

108 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:36:29pm

re: #61 Gus

Hilarious though. Really. People whining about not saying God enough in a proclamation for a national day of gluttony that could probably feed the entire 3rd world for a year. Close to 230 million dollars worth of food is discarded on that day. I'm an atheist but sort of raised Catholic. I'm willing to bet Jesus would have a few choice words to say about this.

Turkey massacre day, a moment of silence please for the 45 million turkeys that gave their lives so that others might indulge in gluttony...

OK moment is over, now I'm off to grab a leftover drumstick. ;)

109 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:36:32pm

re: #104 Turkey Jihad

Man, the RWNJ really have a serious case of butt-hurt. A nice, warm message from the President, and next thing you know, he's an atheist. Which is strange since they constantly call him a Muslim. So which is it? I'm confused...

Atheist-Muslim-Communist-Usurper

110 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:36:32pm

re: #87 freetoken

BTW, yesterday Krugman jumped on the Rubio-creationism issue, and hits the nail squarely:

Grand Old Planet

What was Mr. Rubio’s complaint about science teaching? That it might undermine children’s faith in what their parents told them to believe. And right there you have the modern G.O.P.’s attitude, not just toward biology, but toward everything: If evidence seems to contradict faith, suppress the evidence.

Because really, when children need to do is go through life believing that their parents are the unquestionable authority on how the world works. If they grow up thinking of their parents as flawed beings who follow the wisdom of other flawed beings, they might do something bad...like questioning authority and promoting alternative views of the world.

//

111 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:36:57pm

re: #103 A Man for all Seasons

Hi You! Things are going great.. I start my early retirement in 2013. And a new life.
So are you doing?

We are doing well. I suppose, since the secret is out to the rest of the family, the Lizardim ought to know that there will soon be a new member of the fish family. We are having a girl in the spring. :)

112 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:38:08pm

re: #111 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

We are doing well. I suppose, since the secret is out to the rest of the family, the Lizardim ought to know that there will soon be a new member of the fish family. We are having a girl in the spring. :)

Woo-hoo!

Congrats to you and the family.

113 Turkey Jihad  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:38:31pm

I went over to Dim's site. Yep! The "No God mentioned..." is the feature "story." Some choice derp, too!

1.

What would you expect from the anti-christ?

2.

So Typical and we all KNOW he would say “allah” if you were speaking to MUSLIMS!

3.

They should remove the American flag from the room while he is talking.

4.

When you’re a Muslim, you date not mention God. Besides, he thinks he’s god. Why mention one?

5.

He did not forget to mention God in his Thanksgiving address, he never intended to mention God. Obama is a Godless man, that considers himself a God. I know that sounds odd, but that’s because he is odd.

114 BongCrodny  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:38:45pm

re: #93 Gus

Which begs the question? Would that be "Merry Atheism" or "Happy Atheist Spectrum Holidays?"

Happy Festivus!

115 A Man for all Seasons  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:38:47pm

re: #111 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

We are doing well. I suppose, since the secret is out to the rest of the family, the Lizardim ought to know that there will soon be a new member of the fish family. We are having a girl in the spring. :)

Awesome! Congrads to you!

116 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:39:47pm

re: #115 A Man for all Seasons

Awesome! Congrads to you!

We just found out the gender this morning. I've been on the phone all day calling all the relations, since they have been waiting with bated breath to find out. My mother just about blew out my eardrum squealing over the phone.

117 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:39:52pm

re: #113 Turkey Jihad

I went over to Dim's site. Yep! The "No God mentioned..." is the feature "story." Some choice derp, too!

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Oh jeez...

When you’re a Muslim, you date not mention God. Besides, he thinks he’s god. Why mention one?

118 freetoken  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:40:21pm

In the Page posted on this story, I warned that what scientists find "interesting" may not be so to a non-scientist:

Mysterious Mars rover discovery draws alien hype, critical backlash

119 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:40:37pm

Oog. Moog. Moog. Booga, booga! Ooga booga! Unga, bunga, bunga!
-- Wingnut

120 Turkey Jihad  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:40:49pm

re: #117 Gus

Oh jeez...

My favorite one, Gus:

He did not forget to mention God in his Thanksgiving address, he never intended to mention God. Obama is a Godless man, that considers himself a God. I know that sounds odd, but that’s because he is odd.

121 Interesting Times  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:41:03pm

For some reason, the original post - with its references to particularly egregious daily caller derp - made me think of a now-blocked lizard who referred to Tucker Carlson as "cute".

Please excuse me while I retch up the contents of tonight's dinner and my stomach lining to boot *_*

122 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:42:12pm

re: #114 BongCrodny

Happy Festivus!

Happy Winter Solstice!

123 Turkey Jihad  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:42:38pm

re: #122 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Happy Winter Solstice!

Merry Blankmas!

124 PhillyPretzel  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:43:31pm

re: #123 Turkey Jihad

Happy Joyous Holidays.

125 Henchman 25  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:43:48pm

re: #123 Turkey Jihad

Happy Blankmas!

Happy "Don't Be A Total Fuckwad" Day!

126 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:44:14pm

re: #125 Henchman 25

Happy "Don't Be A Total Fuckwad" Day!

For an alternate phrasing, see my avatar.

127 BongCrodny  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:44:35pm

re: #122 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Happy Winter Solstice!

Merry FlyingSpaghettiMonstermas!

128 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:44:47pm

re: #97 Gus

Merry Atheistmas.

And an empirical New Year!

129 Lidane  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:45:29pm

re: #111 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

We are doing well. I suppose, since the secret is out to the rest of the family, the Lizardim ought to know that there will soon be a new member of the fish family. We are having a girl in the spring. :)

Hooray for the little fishie! Congrats! :D

130 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:46:06pm

re: #107 freetoken

Clearly a capital offense worthy of extra-judicial immediate execution.

Hamas polices Gaza border after IDF fire kills man

A number of the Palestinians attempted to break through the border fence into Israel. IDF soldiers initially fired shots into the air, but when warnings were not heeded, shots were directed at the suspects' legs, according to the IDF.

One armed Palestinian was apprehended in Israeli territory after having crossed the fence and was returned to Gaza by soldiers, the IDF stated.

Given that the whole purpose of the fence is to keep out terrorists from killing or kidnapping ISraelis it's not a border you can fuck around with. Especially after warning shots.

131 CuriousLurker  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:46:33pm

re: #106 Gus

The War on Atheistmas. Christians are demanding we take down our atheist scene and paper-mache figures of Christopher Hitchens from downtown.

ROFLMAO! I sooo wish I could show you the scene that triggered inside my head just now. It involved a parade with a big Cthulhu balloon, Neil deGrasse Tyson serving as Grand Marshall riding on a float decked out as our solar system, and a Macy's window display with an FSM mural for a backdrop. And that was just the beginning...

132 Turkey Jihad  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:46:33pm

KEEP THE CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS!!!

133 freetoken  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:48:18pm

re: #132 Turkey Jihad

KEEP THE CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS!!!

Keep the MASS in CHRISTMAS!!

134 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:48:23pm

re: #131 CuriousLurker

ROFLMAO! I sooo wish I could show you the scene that triggered inside my head just now. It involved a parade with a big Cthulhu baloon, Neil deGrasse Tyson serving as Grand Marshall riding on a float decked out as our solar system, and a Macy's window display with a FSM mural for a backdrop. And that was just the beginning...

There's a song already.

Gets in focus after a bit.

135 Turkey Jihad  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:48:50pm

Creepy comment from the King of Derp's site...

II Timothy 3:13-14

“Evil men and seducers shall grow worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
But continue in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing of whom you have learned them.”

just because he doesn’t mention God, doesn’t mean he isn’t watching
censorship by omission, but he will be judged and i hope we witness it.

136 Hercules Grytpype-Thynne  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:51:02pm

God rest ye merry, atheists*, let nothing you dismay;
Remember there’s no evidence
There was a Christmas Day;
When Christ was born is just not known,
No matter what they say,
O, Tidings of reason and fact, reason and fact,
Glad tidings of reason and fact.

Our current Christmas customs come
From Persia and from Greece,
From solstice celebrations of the ancient Middle East.
This whole darn Christmas spiel is just
Another pagan feast,
O, Tidings of reason and fact, reason and fact,
Glad tidings of reason and fact.

There was no star of Bethlehem,
There was no angels’ song;
There couldn’t have been wise men
For the trip would take too long.
The stories in the Bible are historically wrong,
O, Tidings of reason and fact, reason and fact,
Glad tidings of reason and fact.

* Originally "Unitarians", but "atheists" works at least as well.

137 Charles Johnson  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:51:21pm

re: #135 Turkey Jihad

Some of these guys sound like they're auditioning for a serial killer role on Criminal Minds.

138 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:51:29pm

Keep the TMA in... oh never mind.
[Link: en.wikipedia.org...]

139 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:51:38pm

Protesters unhappy with Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera studio in Cairo set on fire in third day of violence

The studio operated by Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr, a station set up to cover domestic affairs after the uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak, was badly damaged by the blaze.

Overlooking Tahrir Square, its windows were smashed and two empty bottles, apparently used for petrol bombs, were found inside the office, Reuters TV footage showed.

"There were 200 to 250 people gathered outside the studio chanting against the channel," Ahmed Dessouki, a producer with the channel, told Reuters television.

The Interior Ministry described the perpetrators as "trouble makers" who had attacked police officers when they had arrived to investigate, the state news agency reported. The public prosecutor has ordered an investigation.

140 Hercules Grytpype-Thynne  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:53:18pm

re: #133 freetoken

Keep the MASS in CHRISTMAS!!

Keep the Sol in Solstice!

141 Bubblehead II  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:53:51pm

re: #111 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

We are doing well. I suppose, since the secret is out to the rest of the family, the Lizardim ought to know that there will soon be a new member of the fish family. We are having a girl in the spring. :)

Congrats on the news.

142 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:54:21pm

re: #107 freetoken

Clearly a capital offense worthy of extra-judicial immediate execution.

Given that such actions have been used to try to get people close enough to pitch grenades or molotov cocktails, deadly force is justified in protecting the barrier.

143 CuriousLurker  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:54:56pm

re: #111 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

We are doing well. I suppose, since the secret is out to the rest of the family, the Lizardim ought to know that there will soon be a new member of the fish family. We are having a girl in the spring. :)

Oops, missed this while I was daydreaming about the atheist parade. Congrats to you & the missus!

144 darthstar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:55:34pm

re: #137 Charles Johnson

Some of these guys sound like they're auditioning for a serial killer role on Criminal Minds.

I used to love that show, but now can't stand to watch it. They put too much effort into making the next serial killer even more sadistic than the one on the previous episode...Now when I try to watch it, I find myself turned off so much by the crimes in the first ten minutes that I can't enjoy the characters who team up to catch them. And I like funky computer gal, and skinny genius dweeb, and handsome caring black dude...and the others. Odd, isn't it?

145 CuriousLurker  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:56:23pm

K, I'm gonna take a break and go finish watching the parade in my head. TTYL

146 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:57:19pm

re: #137 Charles Johnson

Some of these guys sound like they're auditioning for a serial killer role on Criminal Minds.

Jim Hoft out for a ride in his tricycle.

147 engineer cat  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:59:45pm

re: #95 jaunte

This is great:

that is kinda the way i look at it

148 b_sharp  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:00:12pm

re: #133 freetoken

Keep the MASS in CHRISTMAS!!

Nah, it takes too much energy.

149 PhillyPretzel  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:02:58pm

sheesh. I just go to look up a little bit on information on a lightning deal on Amazon and the $97 Haier TV is sold out.

150 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:03:19pm

Christmas site:georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov
About 1,870 results (0.35 seconds)
8 years.

Christmas site:whitehouse.gov
About 1,020 results (0.19 seconds)
4 years.

151 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:04:05pm

re: #150 Gus

Christmas site:georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov
About 1,870 results (0.35 seconds)
8 years.

Christmas site:whitehouse.gov
About 1,020 results (0.19 seconds)
4 years.

Well, duh, that's because Obama celebrates Ramadan, not Christmas.

152 Charles Johnson  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:04:12pm

So... Benghazi?

Looks like that fake outrage has petered out.

153 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:06:27pm

re: #152 Charles Johnson

So... Benghazi?

Looks like that fake outrage has petered out.

Nah, just taken a new turn. Now they're railing against Susan Rice's nomination, even though it hasn't even been announced yet. McCain's gone even further and is refusing to consider any nominations to SecState unless the White House "comes clean."

154 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:08:19pm

re: #153 Targetpractice

Nah, just taken a new turn. Now they're railing against Susan Rice's nomination, even though it hasn't even been announced yet. McCain's gone even further and is refusing to consider any nominations to SecState unless the White House "comes clean."

Wait, are you serious? Is every Republican I used to consider sensible going to start spouting off derp like they've got a hose full of it jammed up their backside?

155 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:09:42pm

re: #151 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

1,870/8 = 233.75
1,020/4 = 255.00

Obama wins!

//

156 Lidane  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:09:47pm

re: #154 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

Is every Republican I used to consider sensible going to start spouting off derp like they've got a hose full of it jammed up their backside?

After the last four years you really have to ask?

157 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:10:14pm

re: #156 Lidane

After the last four years you really have to ask?

No, not really. I need to start expecting it as the rule rather than the exception.

158 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:10:40pm

re: #155 Gus

1,870/8 = 233.75
1,020/4 = 255.00

Obama wins!

//

Gus, these are REPUBLICANS we're talking about. They took the New Math.

159 Charles Johnson  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:11:22pm

BENGHAZI-GATE ENTERS NEW PHASE: THE COVER UP OF THE COVER UP!!!

Coming soon, THE COVER UP OF THE COVER UP OF THE COVER UP!!!!!

160 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:11:49pm

re: #159 Charles Johnson

BENGHAZI-GATE ENTERS NEW PHASE: THE COVER UP OF THE COVER UP!!!

Coming soon, THE COVER UP OF THE COVER UP OF THE COVER UP!!!!!

This story's going to have more cover-ups than my bed soon.

161 b_sharp  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:11:58pm

re: #158 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

Gus, these are REPUBLICANS we're talking about. They took the New Math.

Actually they hate the new math. Set theory drives them crazy.

162 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:12:00pm

re: #154 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

Wait, are you serious? Is every Republican I used to consider sensible going to start spouting off derp like they've got a hose full of it jammed up their backside?

I am serious. On the Sunday funnies this past weekend, he said that the Senate should not consider any nominees until everything comes out about Benghazi. It seems he's chosen Benghazi to be the note he goes out on.

163 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:12:32pm

re: #159 Charles Johnson

BENGHAZI-GATE ENTERS NEW PHASE: THE COVER UP OF THE COVER UP!!!

Coming soon, THE COVER UP OF THE COVER UP OF THE COVER UP!!!!!

THEY'RE HIDING SOMETHING! WE JUST KNOW IT!!!

164 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:12:43pm

re: #162 Targetpractice

I am serious. On the Sunday funnies this past weekend, he said that the Senate should not consider any nominees until everything comes out about Benghazi. It seems he's chosen Benghazi to be the note he goes out on.

Says the guy who MISSED THE FREAKING BRIEFING. He has no room to talk.

165 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:13:09pm

Breitbart is really Free Republic with pretty colors.

166 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:13:51pm

re: #165 Gus

Breitbart is really Free Republic with pretty colors.

It's Prison Planet in all but name.

167 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:14:27pm

No matter how you look at this BENGHAZI COVER-UP....there is very little that can be done now that MAINSTREAM MEDIA has dragged the OBAMAFIA over the finish-line.

BEFORE ANY GOODS CHANGES WILL COME TO THIS COUNTRY, MAINSTREAM MEDIA MUST ERADICATED THROUGH WHATEVER LEGAL MEANS POSSIBLE.

Hugo Chavez would be proud.

No, wait...

168 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:14:48pm

re: #159 Charles Johnson

The Des Moines Register published a concern-troll editorial on Benghazigate, warning that Obama should not repeat the cover-up mistakes of Nixon:

Obama must come clean on Benghazi

"...As President Richard Nixon discovered during Watergate, a “two-bit burglary” resulted in the downfall of a president as a result of an elaborate effort to conceal of the facts. That is the lesson the Obama administration should keep in mind as it lays out the complete story of the Benghazi attack."

169 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:15:27pm

Do not conceal of the facts!

170 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:15:49pm

re: #168 jaunte

The Des Moines Register published a concern-troll editorial on Benghazigate, warning that Obama should not repeat the cover-up mistakes of Nixon:

Obama must come clean on Benghazi

This doesn't even rise to the level of "two-bit burglary." Unless they're alleging there's some crime behind this "cover-up," then there's nothing there to cover up.

171 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:17:17pm

re: #170 Targetpractice

The comment thread there is full of people calling the editorial "ridiculous."

172 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:17:30pm

You know what was worse than Watergate?

Iran-Contra.

173 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:18:01pm

re: #172 Gus

You know what was worse than Watergate?

Iran-Contra.

Oh no you di-in't! *snaps fingers*

174 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:20:41pm

re: #173 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

Oh no you di-in't! *snaps fingers*

Maybe that's what Obama should start doing. Like the new post-Watergate Republicans: well, I didn't know.

175 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:21:18pm

Or the other Republican favorite of throwing your cabinet members under the bus.

176 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:27:09pm

Maddow pretty much hit the head on the nail on Tuesday:

The change in the Benghazi talking points

The partisan hysteria surrounding the September attack in Benghazi has taken a deescalating trajectory -- the scope of the conspiracy theories and unhinged criticism has grown narrower, not broader, over time.

As of yesterday, the overarching question from the right was reduced to this: the talking points made available to U.S. officials four days after the attack were slightly edited, with the word "extremists" replacing the word "terrorists." This, Republicans have argued, is critically important because, well, just because. The "scandal" conservatives are comparing to Watergate has narrowed to a discussion over word choice.

177 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:27:37pm

brb

178 Political Atheist  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:31:25pm

Maybe you guys saw my Page earlier about one Senator tossing his Norquist pledge. Well the TP noticed and they are pissed. Screw 'em. Norquist is dead wrong.

[Link: www.cnn.com...]

179 Charles Johnson  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:35:02pm

re: #176 Targetpractice

Yes. It's petering out. I have a Google news alert set up for Benghazi and it's clearly slipping out of the headlines.

It was a stunningly fraudulent outrage. Absolutely nothing real in it, at all. Naked exploitation by the GOP.

180 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:35:21pm

Interesting. The Benghazi police chief who refused to step down went and got himself shot a few days ago
Benghazi police reject new chief

Drissi was gunned down outside his home in the early hours of Wednesday morning by unknown assailants. The motive of the attackers is unknown, but there are suspicions the attack may relate to a decree circulated by the security directorate on Oct. 10 to all police stations in Benghazi authorising officers to use force against outlawed militias still operating in the city.

The decision read as follows: “To the head of departments and national security stations, you are authorised to use force against all outlaws of armed brigades, those who storm your headquarters in order to release detainees, confiscate your weapons, sabotage equipment or damage vehicles. I will take full responsibility for such decisions as an official.”

Benghazi has been the scene of a disturbing spate of killings against senior security officials over the past year, almost all of whom were formally associated with the Gaddafi regime.

181 Mattand  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:35:51pm

re: #159 Charles Johnson

BENGHAZI-GATE ENTERS NEW PHASE: THE COVER UP OF THE COVER UP!!!

Coming soon, THE COVER UP OF THE COVER UP OF THE COVER UP!!!!!

I thought this a link to an Onion article. Then I saw it was a link to Breitbart.com.

So, in a way, I was half-correct.

182 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:36:40pm

re: #178 Political Atheist

Maybe you guys saw my Page earlier about one Senator tossing his Norquist pledge. Well the TP noticed and they are pissed. Screw 'em. Norquist is dead wrong.

[Link: www.cnn.com...]

And Grover immediately fires a shot across the bow:

"Saxby Chambliss wrote a commitment to the voters of Georgia. He got elected and re-elected making that commitment," Norquist said. "He's never promised me anything."

He said he believes Chambliss was "caught" on a TV station and that "he said some things perhaps that didn't make sense."

If the senator wants to "change his mind and become a tax increaser," Norquist said, "he needs to have that conversation with the people of Georgia."

183 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:39:23pm

re: #179 Charles Johnson

Yes. It's petering out. I have a Google news alert set up for Benghazi and it's clearly slipping out of the headlines.

It was a stunningly fraudulent outrage. Absolutely nothing real in it, at all. Naked exploitation by the GOP.

It was another Fast & Furious, which again the GOP has squandered by turning what might have been a serious discussion about mismanagement into an argument over who said what and when.

184 dragonfire1981  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:45:13pm

re: #32 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

I don't know how, but your post reminded me of a terribly tangential joke I heard some time ago.

A priest and one of his parishioners were out on the golf course. The parishioner teed off, and his ball sliced away into the deep woods. "F---, I missed!" yelled the man, storming off toward the cart. The priest admonished the younger man, but with every poor shot, another f-bomb burst from his lips. Finally, as they neared the green on the 18th hole, the priest warned the man, "Be careful, lest the Lord strike you down for your sinful ways." At that moment, as the priest raised his club to strike his ball, a bolt from the blue struck him dead. A voice from the heavens boomed out, "F---, I missed."

Since I love a good Golf joke, I'm going to repost this classic from a few years back:

The Pope met with the College of Cardinals to discuss a proposal from Shimon Peres, the former leader of Israel. "Your holiness," said one of the Cardinals, "Mr. Peres wants to determine whether Jews or Catholics are superior, by challenging you to a golf match." The Pope was greatly disturbed, as he had never held a golf club in his life.

"Not to worry," said the Cardinal, "we'll call America and talk to Jack Nicklaus. We'll make him a Cardinal, he can play Shimon Peres... We can't lose!" Everyone agreed it was a good idea. The call was made and, of course, Jack was honored and agreed to play.

The day after the match, Nicklaus reported to the Vatican to inform the Pope of his success in the match. "I came in second, your Holiness," said Nicklaus.

"Second?!!" exclaimed the surprised Pope. "You came in second to Shimon Peres?!!"

"No," said Nicklaus, "second to Rabbi Woods."

185 dragonfire1981  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:48:41pm

You know for all the criticisms and conspiracy theories and religious brouhahas around the life of Barack Obama I can't help but respect the guy for being a very dedicated husband, father and family man. That's something our country needs PLENTY more of these days.

I have even more respect for Obama for somehow managing to have a good marriage and keep his kids down to earth in the face of not only the daunting challenges of being President, but also the unreal level of anger directed towards him and his family (unfortunately his wife AND kids have been frequently targeted as well).

186 ProGunLiberal  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:49:18pm

I suspect MB thugs.

I think King Abdullah II of Jordan needs to proscribe the Muslim Brotherhood.

187 Iwouldprefernotto  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:49:50pm

re: #179 Charles Johnson

Yes. It's petering out. I have a Google news alert set up for Benghazi and it's clearly slipping out of the headlines.

It was a stunningly fraudulent outrage. Absolutely nothing real in it, at all. Naked exploitation by the GOP.

It WILL come back when Hillary runs for president.

188 Bubblehead II  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:50:34pm

re: #178 Political Atheist

re: #182 Targetpractice

Keeping a close eye on this. Hoping that the National GOP is starting to realize that the TPGOP and RWNJ are knocking holes in the bottom of the boat instead of patching it up and bailing out the water. Guess we will see come 2014.

189 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:50:46pm

re: #183 Targetpractice

It was another Fast & Furious, which again the GOP has squandered by turning what might have been a serious discussion about mismanagement into an argument over who said what and when. how to damage Obama with it.

FTFY.

190 ProGunLiberal  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:51:36pm

Also, this tool here is being an apologist for the MB, as well as bashing the poor Bahrainis for uprising against a Tyrant. Hit the report button on this fanatical m-fer.

[Link: twitter.com...]

191 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:51:44pm

re: #182 Targetpractice

Grover is everything wrong in America today in a nutshell. Sad little man.

192 Mattand  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:51:53pm

re: #182 Targetpractice

And Grover immediately fires a shot across the bow:

I would seriously consider giving money to Chamblis if it meant shutting down Norquist once and for all.

193 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:54:14pm

re: #187 Iwouldprefernotto

It WILL come back when Hillary runs for president.

She won't. Four years in Foggy Bottom have taught her that she dodged a bullet (metaphorically for certain) by not getting the Oval office I think.

No, she'll stay retired.

194 ProGunLiberal  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:54:24pm

re: #190 ProGunLiberal

The clown also lives in Ohio.

195 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:55:44pm

re: #192 Mattand

I would seriously consider giving money to Chamblis if it meant shutting down Norquist once and for all.

I'd give the max to that hateful bastich because Grover is that much worse. But I keep hoping there'll be a decent Democratic candidate first.

196 Usually refered to as anyways  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:56:59pm

re: #105 Killgore Trout

I posted a video on the morning thread. There's evidence that the "protesters" were cutting through the fence.

You must have posted the wrong video Killgore.
There is no evidence of who was cutting that fence in that.

197 JABaker  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:43:42pm

re: #4 jaunte

Math Republicans tell to make themselves feel better.

198 Wayne A. Schneider  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 6:34:14am

Did I miss something with this line from the president's Thanksgiving Day proclamation?

"This day is a time to take stock of the fortune we have known and the kindnesses we have shared, grateful for the God-given bounty that enriches our lives."

That sounds like giving thanks to God to me.


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