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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:45 pm

the tumblr has a point -- I think I've only seen one person of color in all those photos...
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Brekkie » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:24 pm

Latest episode of the Daily Show was amazing

http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episod ... ate-silver
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby bldavis » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:12 pm

Brekkie wrote:Latest episode of the Daily Show was amazing

http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episod ... ate-silver

its like hearing the tumor on your dong is benign! :twisted:
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Lightbeard » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:42 pm

South Park's episode Wed. was amazing
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Sagara » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:42 am

Worst part? That he would say that sounds BELIEVABLE. I guess that's the line between satire and horror stories?
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby KysenMurrin » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:46 am

Yeah, I didn't really clue in until the joke about stuffing ballot boxes.
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Levantine » Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:46 am

I honestly didn't get it until the second go around. It was awkward when I had to explain to my exceptionally politically minded friend that it wasn't actually real, no matter how plausible.
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:45 am

Brekkie wrote:Latest episode of the Daily Show was amazing

http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episod ... ate-silver


Watching it... Wow... Dick Morris is a DICK

Actually... the whole cognitive dissonance is amazing.
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:00 am

Sweet mother of god -- Karl Rove blames Obama of voter suppression...
http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/201 ... html?hp=f3
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Also

Some old lady's blog
http://margaretandhelen.com/2012/11/08/4033/
Just like when I go to a regular zoo, I didn’t know the names of all the animals at Fox, but I quickly learned the ones with opposable thumbs and the ability to reason were token Democrats who had, at some point, worked in the Clinton administration. The ones who liked to rattle their cages and screech at the visitors were the angry Republican hacks who seemed to be, for the first time, discovering the wonders of math.
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Shoju » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:14 am

Klaudandus wrote:Some old lady's blog
http://margaretandhelen.com/2012/11/08/4033/
Just like when I go to a regular zoo, I didn’t know the names of all the animals at Fox, but I quickly learned the ones with opposable thumbs and the ability to reason were token Democrats who had, at some point, worked in the Clinton administration. The ones who liked to rattle their cages and screech at the visitors were the angry Republican hacks who seemed to be, for the first time, discovering the wonders of math.


OH my god, that was the most amazing thing.
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:27 am

Shoju wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:Some old lady's blog
http://margaretandhelen.com/2012/11/08/4033/
Just like when I go to a regular zoo, I didn’t know the names of all the animals at Fox, but I quickly learned the ones with opposable thumbs and the ability to reason were token Democrats who had, at some point, worked in the Clinton administration. The ones who liked to rattle their cages and screech at the visitors were the angry Republican hacks who seemed to be, for the first time, discovering the wonders of math.


OH my god, that was the most amazing thing.


Indeed. And I'm enjoying this a lot
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:15 am

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/0 ... f=politics
Another unnamed senior adviser explained that as returns came in and battleground states went into President Barack Obama's Electoral College column, they felt their paths to potential victory narrowing. CBS reports that the campaign was unprepared for this in part because it had ignored polling that showed the races favoring Obama. Instead, it turned to its own internal "unskewed" polls, which it believed more accurately reflected the situation on the ground. They didn't.


Again, I am baffled by the cognitive dissonance -- but I'm not only getting used to it, but also enjoying it, a lot.
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Skye1013 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:55 am

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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Shoju » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:25 am

Skye1013 wrote:http://www.stonekettle.com/2012/11/hemlock-with-small-side-of-schadenfreude.html


I want to shake this man's hand.
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:25 am

Skye1013 wrote:http://www.stonekettle.com/2012/11/hemlock-with-small-side-of-schadenfreude.html

That.Was.Beautiful.
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:34 pm

Romney Backer Who Forced Coal Workers To Attend Rally Unpaid Fires 160
http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/ro ... 1/09/53409
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Brekkie » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:33 pm

Kind of off-topic, but CIA director Petraeus has resigned due to having an affair.

Stupid people on the internet are turning it into all kinds of conspiracy theories that are getting more and more ridiculous, particularly due to the proximity to the election (he probably was just waiting until after the election so as to not affect it one way or the other).

I have no idea what the reality is, so this is pure speculation, but the one thing I have heard that rings true to me is that the reason for his resignation wasn't so much the affair as the fact that the woman in question gained access to his computer and read all kinds of Top Secret information in his email.

Having met Director Petraeus, this rings true to me. Now that he is resigned, there's no harm in saying that the man was very lackadaisical about protecting classified information. He would get frustrated over "jumping through hoops" and didn't seem to understand why some of the rules were in place or why they should apply to him.

But of course Conservative media is turning this into COULD IT BE BECAUSE OF BENGHAZI??? DID OBAMA SET HIM UP BECAUSE HE WOULDNT LET HIM DESTROY AMERICA????
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Torquemada » Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:02 am

He's not the only General I've met like that. My old CG in Korea had them drill a hole in a safe so they could run a CAT-5 and power cable to his SIPR laptop and keep it always plugged in and connected, until our SSO had to get the safe replaced as it was no longer a secure container...

A different general wanted us to put TS target packets of sites in North Korea on Blue Force Tracker, so the Soldiers could access the sites during a training exercise. Let me count the errors... Soldiers without a TS getting TS information... about real stuff during a FAKE war... loaded onto a system that is not only NOT classified, it's not even secure. The general said he was willing to "take the hit" and that we should just do it. We didn't.

As far as the affair, I can see him stepping down using that as a reason in order to avoid testifying. Not that it's part of a greater conspiracy, but I can see it. From the other reporting I've read this was really a CIA fuck-up, and if Petraeus didn't want to explain/was going to eat it anyway I can see him dropping out before if could explode in his face any worse than conservative media is already trying to do.
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Brekkie » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:42 pm

Haha yeah, so true.

When Petraeus was visiting one time he sent word that he wanted a SIPR and a NIPR laptop in his hotel room. And when we were like "errr....yeah..... we can't do that..." he threw a fit.

Then when he arrived he threw a fit again because the laptop they had for him to use during the car ride didn't already have all his favorite websites bookmarked for him.

Also, his advance party sent word ahead that it was absolutely CRITICAL that there be a supply of Atomic Fireballs candy available for him at all times. So here we are in the middle of the desert trying to figure out how the hell we are going to somehow get some Atomic Fireballs within a couple days.

Freaking generals dude, I swear to god.
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Levantine » Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:04 pm

Sounds like a fucking drama queen. If I didn't know it was about a CIA dude I'd think it was about Beyonce or some other celebrity diva. D:
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Brekkie » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:17 pm

That aint nothin.

Me and a couple other Marines were supposed to be having a meeting with the Secretary of Defense, and got told our meeting was delayed because he was still enjoying his nap.

It was that moment when I decided that one day I will be that powerful.


p.s. One thing I've realized about myself is that I base a decent amount of my opinion on various political figures directly on how they treat their staff. Hilary, for example, is cool as hell. Rumsfeld, I'm told, was a gigantic douchenugget to everyone who worked for him.
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Torquemada » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:31 pm

Brekkie wrote:That aint nothin.

Me and a couple other Marines were supposed to be having a meeting with the Secretary of Defense, and got told our meeting was delayed because he was still enjoying his nap.

It was that moment when I decided that one day I will be that powerful.


p.s. One thing I've realized about myself is that I base a decent amount of my opinion on various political figures directly on how they treat their staff. Hilary, for example, is cool as hell. Rumsfeld, I'm told, was a gigantic douchenugget to everyone who worked for him.


Yeah, they all theink they're rock stars with giant riders on their contracts. Members of our division band used to have to go to the CG's house down at Yongsan in Seoul(God forbid he live up at Camp Red Cloud with the rest of us) and play country music for him and his wife every night while he drank beer before bed. It's not just the ones who get caught who let it go to their heads.

Absolutely agree with your statement about how folks treat people. General Thurman, my other old CG, is cool as hell and currently the USFK commander. General Hammond, the guy who succeeded him at 4th ID, was a douchenozzle of the highest order. There's a General who shares my last name but is no relation, and he's really down to earth. I worked for the White House for about 2 years during Dubya's presidency. Cheney and Rummy were straight up dicks, but Bush was really, really cool to work with/for. Call him stupid if you feel you must, or disagree with his politics and policies if you want, but he was very good to his staff.
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Passionario » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:58 am

Sagara wrote:Worst part? That he would say that sounds BELIEVABLE. I guess that's the line between satire and horror stories?

That's Poe's Law.
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