Pages

Jump to bottom

10 comments

1 majii  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 10:59:11am

Yes, because it’s such an advantage being part of a national security team and being unable to understand what some of your main terrorism targets are saying.*
*extreme sarcasm intended

2 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 11:09:04am

This is stupid even for Gaffney. Oh my god Brennnan speaks Arabic, the horror!

3 subterraneanhomesickalien  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:22:08pm

I suppose speaking German would have been a negative attribute for the head of the OSS in WW2?

I think that we are passed the point where we can say that Gaffney’s dislike for a religion has progressed into hatred for an entire ethnicity or race.

4 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:30:29pm

re: #3 Kdizzle

I suppose speaking German would have been a negative attribute for the head of the OSS in WW2?

I think that we are passed the point where we can say that Gaffney’s dislike for a religion has progressed into hatred for an entire ethnicity or race.

Just hatred based on hatred. It’s the same crap that has people flipping out about the very word Allah even though Arab Christians use the word Allah too.

5 Destro  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:54:10pm

re: #4 HappyWarrior

Just hatred based on hatred. It’s the same crap that has people flipping out about the very word Allah even though Arab Christians use the word Allah too.

I am pretty sure Hebrew speaking Jews use the term Allah also though their way of saying the Semitic word comes out sounding like EL in Hebrew or Elyon.

Seriously, the level of sheer willful ignorance of the right wing is now bordering on brain damage.

6 Destro  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:55:46pm

re: #3 Kdizzle

I suppose speaking German would have been a negative attribute for the head of the OSS in WW2?

I think that we are passed the point where we can say that Gaffney’s dislike for a religion has progressed into hatred for an entire ethnicity or race.

We should have shot all those CIA agents who spoke Russian during the Cold War.

7 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 5:29:51pm

Because, like teaching slaves to read, knowing the language doesn’t make the reader dependent on the translator’s interpretations?

8 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 7:02:18pm

re: #5 Destro

I am pretty sure Hebrew speaking Jews use the term Allah also though their way of saying the Semitic word comes out sounding like EL in Hebrew or Elyon.

Seriously, the level of sheer willful ignorance of the right wing is now bordering on brain damage.

Not sure. I just know that Arabic Christians do as well. It’s all very stupid. Anyhow, I look at this way from a strictly intellectual pov, anyone’s who tough enough to brave Arabic language class has my admiration. I had a couple of friends in college who did. Yikes and I thought Spanish was tough.

9 Destro  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 11:18:18am

re: #8 HappyWarrior

Not sure. I just know that Arabic Christians do as well. It’s all very stupid. Anyhow, I look at this way from a strictly intellectual pov, anyone’s who tough enough to brave Arabic language class has my admiration. I had a couple of friends in college who did. Yikes and I thought Spanish was tough.

I was just trying to show how stupid that is. I don’t get the right wing hatred for education and learning. It is as if they know they will lose followers if they get educated.

10 ChrisBreuer  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 2:18:37pm

This is my first time here and it’s a great introduction to Little Green Footballs. Love it! re: #8 HappyWarrior
I teach Egyptian Arabic online and I’d be happy to give anyone who reads this a free trial. Just shoot me an email and I’ll get you on your way to learning Arabic.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Recent PagesClick to refresh
Resurgence of Intellectual Racists Like Raymond Wolters in the Trump Era Intellectual racism, in its cultural and pseudoscientific guises, is having a bit of a renaissance of late. At least, it's receiving more attention than at any time since the debut of "The Bell Curve," the 1994 book by Richard ...
Birth Control Works
10 hours, 25 minutes ago
Views: 125 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Comments: 0
: 1
Trump Targets Dodd-Frank Rules Designed to Wall Off Risky Banks President Trump, who has vowed to dismantle the landmark Dodd-Frank financial reform law, took aim at two of its pillars Friday. During an appearance at the Treasury Department, Trump signed two presidential memos ordering six-month reviews of the 2010 ...
Birth Control Works
10 hours, 26 minutes ago
Views: 132 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
This Wasn’t the First Act of ‘River Piracy’ to Affect the Yukon’s Biggest Lake Image: Kluane11.jpg Author: Dermot Cole, Alaska Dispatch News Canadian geologist John Clague, whose research on Kluane Lake began in 1980, has long believed that the biggest river flowing into the largest lake in the Yukon Territory could be switched ...
Cheechako
10 hours, 38 minutes ago
Views: 105 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
BBC Radio 4 - Seriously… - Seriously… - 10 Women Who Changed Sci-Fi 10 Women Who Changed Sci-Fi As the Radio 4 documentary Herland examines how science fiction tackles ideas of gender in future worlds, we present a selection of great female authors who have radically altered the genre... Mary Shelley Credited ...
Birth Control Works
10 hours, 52 minutes ago
Views: 149 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Housing Vouchers Would Change the Face of Poverty - Vice VICE: What should every renter understand about their rights?Matthew Desmond: Rights vary from city to city, so getting to know your rights is a matter of knowing where you live, as they can actually be very fair. For example, ...
Birth Control Works
11 hours, 15 minutes ago
Views: 142 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Craig Finn - ‘Be Honest’ (Live at WFUV)wfuv.org • Follow @wfuv: ow.ly Craig Finn performs "Be Honest" live in Studio A. Recorded 2.21.17. Host: Eric HollandAudio: Jim O'HaraCameras: Sabrina Sitton, Michael Sperling, Kevin O'Malley & Alexandra ReillyEditor: Kevin O'Malley & Sarah Burns
Tarkloon
11 hours, 31 minutes ago
Views: 91 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger - Official Trailer Get your first look at the upcoming Freeform TV series about the two young Marvel heroes, starring Olivia Holt as Dagger and Aubrey Joseph as Cloak. Watch more trailers here! Check out the latest and greatest from IGN here! ...
Tarkloon
11 hours, 52 minutes ago
Views: 99 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Twenty One Pilots: Heavydirtysoul [OFFICIAL VIDEO] twenty one pilots' music video for 'Heavydirtysoul' from the album, Blurryface - available now on Fueled By Ramen. Get it on… iTunes: smarturl.itGoogle Play: smarturl.itAmazon: smarturl.itSpotify: smarturl.itWebstore: bit.ly find twenty one pilots on… Site: twentyonepilots.comFacebook: facebook.comInstagram: instagr.amTwitter: @twentyonepilotsYouTube: youtube.comTumblr: ...
Tarkloon
11 hours, 56 minutes ago
Views: 88 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Paramore: Hard Times [OFFICIAL VIDEO] Paramore's music video for 'Hard Times' from the upcoming album, After Laughter - available May 12th on Fueled By Ramen. Pre-order it at smarturl.it Exclusive Pre-order Bundles: smarturl.it find Paramore on... Facebook: facebook.comTwitter: @paramoreInstagram: instagram.comTumblr: paramore.tumblr.comYouTube: youtube.comSite: paramore.netStore: smarturl.it ...
Tarkloon
12 hours, 1 minute ago
Views: 103 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Shows Earth and Its Moon From Between Saturn’s Rings NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which orbits Saturn, took a picture of Earth from between Saturn's rings — with Earth's moon doing a bit of photobombing. Captured at 1:41 a.m. Eastern on April 12, 2017, the spacecraft was 870 million miles ...
Birth Control Works
1 day, 9 hours ago
Views: 204 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Comments: 0
: 1