If anyone knows arrogance, it would have to be serial philanderer and human pudding pop Newt Gingrich.
Right Wingers Freaking Out at Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Feat. the Dumbest Man on the Internet
Yes, folks, it’s yet another ridiculous trumped up fake outrage, spreading like wildfire through right wing blogs and news sites. You can probably expect to see this on Fox News any minute if it hasn’t shown up there already.
This time the idiots are freaking out at the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, who isn’t war-like enough for them. Gen. Dempsey was testifying at a hearing on ISIS today and made the following outrageous statement:
The nature of the threat is such that, as I mentioned, it will only be defeated when moderate Arab and Muslim populations in the region reject it. And therefore, the way forward seems to me to run clearly through a coalition of Arab and Muslim partners, and not through the ownership of the United States on this issue. And so the strategy does that.
It seeks to build a coalition, encourage an inclusive government to address the grievances that have caused this in the first place, it applies U.S. military power where we have unique capability to do so, and over time it allows those populations to reject ISIL.
And they’re off!
I have been reluctant to say this, but I think we have a Muslim problem in the White House. So where does that leave the Democrats?
We may not know for sure what's going on but we can sure make a very educated guess. My guess. Obama is a Muslim. Trouble 4 us.
Iv'e had about all I can take from this Peaceful Religion, that is not a religion at all, Muslims are on the March, Coming to a town near U
The screaming headline at right wing propaganda outlet Washington Free Beacon is just the beginning of the misleading idiocy in this article: U.S. Confirms ISIL Planning Infiltration of U.S. Southern Border.
Really? Infiltration of the US border with Mexico by ISIS is actually in the planning stages?
Well, uh… no, not really. Here’s what was actually said today at the Senate hearing to which the Free Beacon is referring:
Francis Taylor, under secretary for intelligence and analysis at DHS, told senators during a hearing that ISIL supporters are known to be plotting ways to infiltrate the United States through the border.
“There have been Twitter, social media exchanges among ISIL adherents across the globe speaking about that as a possibility,” Taylor told Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) in response to a question about “recent reports on Twitter and Facebook of messages that would urge infiltration into the U.S. across our southwestern border.”
Oh. So “planning” is a ridiculous fear-mongering overstatement; what Taylor actually said is that DHS has intercepted some communications in which ISIS members talked about it “as a possibility.” That’s a long way from being a plan.
But it gets even more ludicrous, because Sen. John McCain then cited… wait for it… James O’Keefe and his recent stunt crossing the border in a cheap Osama bin Laden costume as “evidence” that the border isn’t secure. Oh, my aching head.
James O’Keefe in his ridiculous bin Laden costume
“I’m satisfied we have the intelligence and the capability on our border that would prevent that activity,” Taylor said.
However, McCain was dubious, referring to recent videos released by activist James O’Keefe showing him crossing the border while wearing an Osama bin Laden mask.
Asked by McCain why agents did not stop O’Keefe, Taylor could not provide an answer.
“You can’t answer it because they weren’t there to stop him,” McCain responded.
John McCain and wingnut laughingstock James O’Keefe, together at last. Good grief.
And by the way, if you go to the Senate website for this hearing and download the full statement of Under Secretary Taylor, you’ll find that he actually said this:
At present, DHS is unaware of any specific, credible threat to the U.S. Homeland from ISIL.
Tonight’s screaming headline at Breitbart “News,” for an article by wingnut hack John Nolte: OBAMACARE: HEALTHCARE.GOV SITE SUCCESSFULLY HACKED IN JULY. As usual, they pick a photo (probably unlicensed) that shows Obama smiling, because that never fails to enrage the knuckle-draggers.
The same federal government that wants to centralize and computerize healthcare, including your health records, got itself hacked back in July. The Wall Street Journal reports that the healthcare.gov site, the central hub of the ObamaCare boondoggle, was broken into by a hacker who, thankfully, did not access anyone’s personal data.
If that news isn’t troubling enough, the Department of Health and Human Services only discovered the hack last week.
Whoa, that sounds pretty terrible! They hacked the public healthcare.gov website? Really?
No, not really. What Nolte fails to tell you, possibly because he doesn’t understand these kinds of things, is that the hacked server was what’s known as a “staging server” — a completely separate server that’s only used to test code and web applications before making them visible to the public. It was not part of the public site.
US-CERT analysis indicated that only one server was involved. It was not running healthcare.gov, but was instead used by programmers to test new code before it goes live.
The test server was not supposed to be connected to the Internet, but somehow was. In addition, access to it was protected by a default password installed by the manufacturer, said Albright, who declined to say if that default was 1-2-3-4-5 or something equally breachable.
Granted, this is still not a good thing; the staging server should not have been connected to the Internet without passwords or IP-based restrictions. But it’s not even close to being as serious as they want you to think. Right wing blogs like Breitbart are hysterically distorting the story and giving readers the impression that the main healthcare.gov site was hacked — and it was absolutely not. Don’t be fooled by these idiots; once again, they don’t know what they’re talking about.
LGF contributor @Gus_802 has a saved copy of the ugly tweet posted by Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s account tonight:
Screenshot of the now deleted Tweet from Gov. Rick Perry. pic.twitter.com/HuZA0ij9BN
But, uh, Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg had nothing to do with his indictment…
@GovernorPerry You were indicted by Special Prosecutor Michael McCrum, who was appointed by Republican judge Bert Richardson. Stop lying.
A tweet just went out from my account that was unauthorized. I do not condone the tweet and I have taken it down.
Sometimes right wing loon Jim Hoft is so incredibly dense yet so amazingly egomaniacal, he rivals the best comedy, albeit inadvertently. In today’s example of this un-self-conscious idiocy from the ineffable Gateway Pundit, dim-witted Jim asks the question: Did CNN Get Duped by Unverified Audio Recording of Mike Brown Shooting in #Ferguson? | the Gateway Pundit.
CNN invited North County attorney Lopa Blumenthal to discuss the video. Blumenthal, a leftie, is representing the man who made the tape during an online chat session.
Oooh, a leftie! In Jim’s vague universe, that means nefariousness is afoot! How does he discern that Ms Blumenthal is “a leftie?” By linking to this page at Facebook:
That settles it, all right — she’s a Commie! Probably a Muslim too. And undoubtedly an atheist.
Jim continues mangling the English language:
CNN ran the video and decided to verify its authenticity later - something they lectured The Gateway Pundit about on Sunday.
Clearly, Jim’s prodigious ego (which dwarfs his intellect) has suffered a blow. A lecture! How DARE they? Well, he’s not going to take this lying down; he asks a series of questions, most of which are not in the form of questions:
The video brings up more questions than it answers:
** Dorian Johnson said he was conversing with Brown during the confrontation.
** Dorian Johnson also said Brown ran about three car lengths away when he turned around.
** The St. Louis County police said at least one shot was fired off in the car.
** Why was the audio made public now?
** Where’s the rest of the audio before the series of gun shots?
** Why would CNN run and [sic] unverified audio? (We all know the answer to that.)
** Did they do a background check on the attorney, at least?
AT LEAST! All attorneys who appear on CNN should be asked if they are now or have ever been Muslim commie atheist progressive far lefties!
These are penetrating, incisive questions… if you’re an idiot. Which Hoft, of course, is.
He continues ambling down Illiterate Street:
CNN better hope this does not come back to bite them.
Like Hoft’s ridiculous, bogus report about a “fractured eye socket” came back to bite him?
Yes, that would be terrible indeed.
By the way, one of dim Jim’s questions:
Where’s the rest of the audio before the series of gun shots?
…has now been answered by Lopa Blumenthal, the attorney for the man who recorded it. There is no “rest of the audio.” That twelve-second clip is the entire recording.
Following up on my post about the cultish Revolutionary Communist Party and their violent incitement in Ferguson, Missouri, one of the operatives identified in my post, Travis Morales, took time out from his busy schedule of stoking violent revolution to set his caps lock key on STUN and tweet these Palinesque word salad rants at me last night:
Maoists are kinda cute when they’re angry, don’t you think? Well, actually, not that cute, not when they do things like this, labeling Antonio French, one of the most active black community leaders, a “supreme bootlicker” because he didn’t put up with their crazy bullshit:
Another one of the RCP cultists let me know that I’m a McCarthyite COINTELPRO tool of The System! I think that’s bad.
And now they’ve posted a classy communist rant at their strange website, vowing to continue stoking violence and promoting themselves by any means necessary: Statement From the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA on the Arrests of Carl Dix, Travis Morales and Joey Johnson.
On Monday night, August 19, Missouri police singled out and arrested RCP members and supporters Carl Dix, Travis Morales and Joey Johnson, along with 75 other people during the course of that night. While some of the people defended them, the “peace police” community leaders worked with the police to get them arrested. Joey Johnson was blindsided and punched in the face by St. Louis politician Antonio French. Police Captain Ron Johnson, head of the operation, personally fingered Carl and Joey to get additional, higher charges. Carl and Travis were held overnight, and then released. Joey was also released that same day.
Their sole “crime” was attempting to read the RCP’s statement “To the Defiant Ones” to a crowd that had gathered. The politicians and news mouthpieces justify their arrests and call them agitators. Well, since when is “agitating”—which means nothing but speaking and bringing out sharply the facts of injustice—since when is it some kind of horrible crime to speak the truth about what this system does to people, and why people should stand up and fight against it? In fact, we need MORE agitation like this. As the great fighter against slavery Frederick Douglass said, power concedes nothing without a struggle. Maybe these people think Frederick Douglass was a “criminal”—in any case, they are definitely acting like modern-day overseers!
[blah blah blah…]
What all these politicians and tools for the rulers really fear is the fact: one, that people who have been demonized and cast off and consigned to an early grave or a life in prison are raising their heads and standing up, directing their anger where it needs to go; and two, that the people who are doing this, along with many others, are finding out about the Party and its leader Bob Avakian—the leadership that represents their highest interests and aspirations, and that actually has the strategy to LEAD a struggle to make revolution.
We will not back down. We will not go away.
HANDS OFF CARL DIX AND OTHER REVOLUTIONARY FIGHTERS!
STOP THE REPRESSION OF THE BRAVE FIGHTERS IN FERGUSON!
These are very bad people with very bad motives, and they have a terrible reputation among liberal community organizers for showing up at protests and doing their best to incite violence, then going home and watching themselves on TV. In short, these people suck.
With the whole world in flux, constantly changing, it’s nice to see some things that remain the same year after year.
For example, the boundless idiocy of the right wing crackpots who run Breitbart “News.” Today’s unchanging case in point comes via their latest fear-mongering article about the civil unrest in Missouri: RIOTERS THROW MOLOTOV COCKTAILS AT POLICE IN FERGUSON — AGAIN.
AGAIN! AGAIN, I SAY!
Except — the photo with which they illustrate this screaming headline actually shows a demonstrator throwing back a police tear gas canister, and it was taken five days ago, on August 14th.
Don’t ever change, Breitbrats!
And to make this even more absurdly idiotic, here’s a tweet from the man in that photo, revealing that he wasn’t throwing it back at the police — he was throwing it away from some kids.
I don't think “da man wit the chips” was throwing it back at police…i think he was throwing it away frm him nd kids he was standin near
It’s always hilarious when the Dumbest Man on the Internet, Jim Hoft, pretends he understands what’s going on the real world. In today’s example of Hoft’s monumental idiocy, this morning he posted one of his usual ridiculous anti-Obama rants, titled: Horror! Watch This Video and Tell Me Barack Obama Is Not Pure Evil | the Gateway Pundit.
HORROR! PURE EVIL! He’s standing by and watching as the Yazidi people are stranded! Obama is doing nothing! He’s EVIL! Evil, I tell you.
Then tonight, when President Obama announced humanitarian airdrops and limited airstrikes against ISIS, this was Jim Hoft’s response:
Thank you @BarackObama for sending support to Iraq -It only took Thousands of dead Shia, Christians, Zahidis, Turkmen, etc. for you to act
Yes, that’s right, folks; Hoft was so concerned about the fate of the stranded Yazidi people that he couldn’t even be bothered to spell their name correctly, and called them “Zahidis.” Which is a type of dried dates.
Here’s a screenshot, in case he’s embarrassed enough to delete that moronic tweet, although he probably won’t be, because he’s never embarrassed by his own idiocy, and the knuckle-draggers who read his blog don’t care either.