Rand Paul Questions Hillary's Comptency; Reporter Terry Moran Questions Rand Paul's Credentials

The Watchdogs of the Press. The Fourth Estate, keeping a vigilant watch on Government Power.

Or, for the past four years: Defending Government Power like it's their dad and attacking anyone who says something bad about their dad.

Either/or.

So Rand Paul had a strong statement to Hillary, not a question, really, but at least he told her she was incompetent. (Video below the fold.)

Which immediately prompted this dismissive sneer from Obama's Palace Guard:

Curious: What is Rand Paul’s foreign policy background? Did he serve in the military? Did he study, live, do business or charity overseas?

— Terry Moran (@TerryMoran) January 23, 2013

What's Terry Moran's credentials to opine on foreign policy? Or anything? Those who play the credentials card ought to have some credentials themselves, no?

I can only repeat myself so many times: Reporters treat the business of reporting, and their laughable J-school degree, as conferring a general expertise on everything. The very fact they are reporters is what gives the expertise on all subject matters that might drift into their purview.

But we have thousands of English majors reporting on Business, and prognosticating on economic matters; and thousands of Art majors reporting on science and "global warming."

And getting it mostly wrong.

Instapundit is fond of citing the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect, as explained by Michael Crichton:

“Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray's case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the "wet streets cause rain" stories. Paper's full of them.

In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.”

Reporters suffer from the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect most of all -- the moment they start typing up words that someone else (an expert in the field) said, mangling those words, misstating major principles announced in those words, they quickly forget they were B+ students in Recreational Pottery: Practical Application and Theory and begin behaving as if they're experts simply because they've occasionally spoken to (and completely misunderstood) experts.

I speak of the attempt to create a New Aristocracy a lot. Obviously this maneuver -- questioning of credentials -- is functionally equivalent to noting that someone is of a Lower Class without proper Education or a Vocation which involves Mind Work (rather than dirty, dumb Hand Work) and hence is not qualified to even have an opinion on Lady Briggs-Stanton's impending nuptials to the thrice-divorced Duke of Beaufort.


Posted by: Ace at 01:26 PM



Comments

1 Terry Moran has always been a douche. No surprise here.

And Paul was absolutely right.

Posted by: EC at January 23, 2013 01:29 PM (GQ8sn)

2 Rand/ron 2016



Wooohooooo

Posted by: Flapjackmaka at January 23, 2013 01:29 PM (AP6/F)

3 FYNQ!

Posted by: Clownf*cker at January 23, 2013 01:29 PM (kZVsz)

4 What's Terry Moran's credentials to opine on foreign policy?

Wikipedia indicates he went to Alaska once.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 23, 2013 01:30 PM (ZKzrr)

5 Senator Clinton had no code. Senator Clinton had no honor. And God was watching.

Posted by: Lt. John James Kendrick at January 23, 2013 01:31 PM (e0xKF)

6 I used to give interviews to the press--the subject is of no importance for this discussion. We used to joke that you could not hope that they would understand what you were saying--they wouldn't. All you could hope is that in the process of mangling what you had to say, they would not make you sound stupid in the process. I can recall saying on more than once occasion something along the lines of...

"I didn't actually say that, but at east it is not embarrassing."

In other cases (as you might imaging), I was unable to say that.

Posted by: Scanner Dan at January 23, 2013 01:31 PM (uKjl4)

7 And breaking news: Harry Reid is no longer banned from using Facebook in Indiana.
http://is.gd/Co51iq

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 23, 2013 01:31 PM (ZKzrr)

8 As long as we have acandidate who will call her out if she is running, i think we pin her

Posted by: Flapjackmaka at January 23, 2013 01:31 PM (AP6/F)

9 Obama hasn't been asked a hard question since before he was elected President ... "What does it matter?"

Posted by: Don Quixote at January 23, 2013 01:31 PM (e8kgV)

10 How dare you question the beauty of the Emperor's new robe! Are you qualified as a seamstress? Are you a fashion icon?

Posted by: Terry Moran at January 23, 2013 01:32 PM (qwK3S)

11 Ron Rand Paul!

Posted by: huerfano at January 23, 2013 01:32 PM (bAGA/)

12 A true gentleman never works. I learned it on Downton Abbey!

Posted by: Terry Moran at January 23, 2013 01:33 PM (qwK3S)

13 The press corpse is dead ... "What does it matter?"

Posted by: Dr McCoy at January 23, 2013 01:33 PM (e8kgV)

14 How dare you question the beauty of the Emperor's new robe! Are you qualified as a seamstress? Are you a fashion icon?
Posted by: Terry Moran at January 23, 2013 01:32 PM (qwK3S)

Naw, but I know bare-assed nekkid when I see it.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 23, 2013 01:33 PM (DrWcr)

15 11 Rand Paul!

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It is spelled "Rand Paul" but it is pronounced "Aqua Budda", thank you very much.

Posted by: Senator Aqua Budda at January 23, 2013 01:33 PM (e0xKF)

16 I think Presdent Obama should fire that Pual Rand guy for giving Secratary Cliton a hard time. Un called for and rude...What has this guy done to help the cuntry. I call on Presdent obama to fire him now from what ever job he does now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, Vt and Proud of it !!!!!!!!!! at January 23, 2013 01:33 PM (48wze)

17
When then Senator Obamaannounced a senate bill, “The Iraq War De-escalation Act of 2007,” aimed at curtailing the Bush administration’s escalation of
the war in Iraq and mandating a “phased redeployment” of American forces
to commence by May 2007 and end by March 2008, Terry Moran asked this question of him, right?
*GIGGLE*

Posted by: Jay at January 23, 2013 01:34 PM (3LaGb)

18 T. Moron says: "Curious: What is Rand Paul’s foreign policy background? Did he serve in the military? Did he study, live, do business or charity overseas?" dear T. Moron: I am curious: What is [Hillary clinton's/Barack obama's]foreign policy background? Did s/he serve in the military? Did s/he study, live, do business or charity overseas?"Oooooohhhh... I guess that covers Barky: he lived in Indonesia and that makes it all good.

Posted by: jb at January 23, 2013 01:34 PM (Ld9tt)

19 Senator Clinton had no code ... "What does it matter?"

Senator Clinton had no honor ... "What does it matter?"

Posted by: West Point cadet at January 23, 2013 01:34 PM (e8kgV)

20 Could someone explain why our donations have markedly decreased?

Posted by: The Make a Difference Foundation at January 23, 2013 01:34 PM (qwK3S)

21 I'll say one thing about this hearing : There's a bunch of cute aides in the background..

Posted by: garrett at January 23, 2013 01:35 PM (j06GX)

22 I've a little hobby that amuses me greatly. When I listen to some talking head on TV (locals are the most fun), I focus on what they are saying. The words they are actually using. I don't focus on the story, or the bias, none of that. Just listen to the sentences. It's easy to tell when someone doesn't know what they're talking about because their sentences don't really make sense.

Posted by: Cliff In Texas at January 23, 2013 01:35 PM (8yWf/)

23
Rand Paul - Balls of Steel.

Boehner Cantor, take note.


Oh, who am I kidding? Cantor is ineffectual at best, and Boehner is more apt to cry than Hitlery.

Wussy leadership. Worse than no leadership.

Posted by: Marybeth at January 23, 2013 01:36 PM (Ks0w4)

24 >Curious: What is Rand Paul’s foreign policy background? Did he serve in
the military? Did he study, live, do business or charity overseas?



Did Hillary? Or is her biggest 'credential' her last name?

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 23, 2013 01:36 PM (8sCoq)

25 Hillary is a stupid, incompetent, arrogant liar whose incompetence led directly to the deaths of Americans abroad. The same thing just happened again in Algeria.

After the Benghazi fiasco, she knowingly lied to the American public about that fucking film and the protest that wasn't, and allowed Rice and Obama to repeat those lies unchecked more times than can be counted.

The lot of them then lied about lying about it throughout the election cycle.

I would have thrown at a gavel at that dumb bitch.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 23, 2013 01:36 PM (8/DeP)

26 20 Could someone explain why our donations have markedly decreased?

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Don't know why... our reported donations have increased exponentially.

Posted by: The Human Fund at January 23, 2013 01:36 PM (e0xKF)

27
Ace, I'm liking your Twitter Tear on this too.

Read what the press is writing about guns. The same Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect is plainly evident. I think Ace had written something earlier which also ties into this...it's seen as a cultural signifier among the Left to *not* be knowledgeable about certain things. If a New Aristocrat knows too much about "low" things, like guns or skinning squirrels, his bona fides become suspect.

So you have two things going on...the gatekeepers of information wanting to push a meme but can't write authoritatively about it lest they lose their gatekeeper status.

Posted by: @JohnTant at January 23, 2013 01:36 PM (eytER)

28 The MFM will destroy anyone and everyone who dares question the liberal reigning authority.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 23, 2013 01:37 PM (1Jaio)

29 This little leftist bitch Moran tried to sandbag Andrew Breitbart a few years ago over the lies told by the black congressmen about the tea party. Breitbart called him on it. The little leftist bitch Moran wasn't happy. It was fun to see the smile wiped off his little leftist bitch face.

Posted by: rrpjr at January 23, 2013 01:37 PM (3Zhtr)

30 I have heard of the Lady Briggs-Stratton though. Noisy.

Posted by: Charles Gibson at January 23, 2013 01:37 PM (qwK3S)

31 >> Instapundit is fond of citing the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect, as explained by Michael Crichton

Crichton coined the term.

Posted by: Andy at January 23, 2013 01:37 PM (C/NnJ)

32

Curious: What is Rand Paul’s foreign policy background? Did he serve
in the military? Did he study, live, do business or charity overseas?

— Terry Moran (@TerryMoran) January 23, 2013




hahahaha, TerryMorOn, did Obama?

Posted by: ette at January 23, 2013 01:37 PM (nqBYe)

33 Terry Moran is a reporter with ABC ... "What does it matter?"

Posted by: West Point cadet at January 23, 2013 01:37 PM (e8kgV)

34 I question my sanity. I'm off to the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 23, 2013 01:37 PM (wbmaj)

35 Reporter Terry Moran Questions Rand Paul's Credentials


Why doesn't Terry Moran question the credentials of those working for the Obama Administration on the National Security Council?


Like Michelle Kwan's new husband.

Clay Pell--"Director of Strategic Planning for National Security".

31 years old. JAG officer for the Coast Guard.

Or how about the credentials of Denis McDonough--

Obamas' "Deputy National Security Advisor at the time of the Benghazi attack--recently promoted to Obama's Chief of Staff.

Here is his "experience":


Early Career

From 1996 to 1999, McDonough worked as an aide to the House International Relations Committee, where he focused on Latin America. McDonough then served as a senior foreign policy advisor to Senator Tom Daschle. After Daschle's re-election defeat in 2004, McDonough became legislative director for newly elected Senator Ken Salazar. McDonough later served as a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress in 2004.]

In 2007, Senator Barack Obama's chief foreign policy advisor, Navy reservist Mark Lippert, was called into active duty and recruited McDonough to serve as his replacement during Lippert's deployment to Iraq. McDonough continued to serve as a senior foreign policy advisor to Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign.

Posted by: tasker at January 23, 2013 01:37 PM (r2PLg)

36 I'll say this for Terry Moran: he's got great blow job lips. Almost Angelina Jolie quality.

Posted by: somebody else, not me at January 23, 2013 01:37 PM (nZvGM)

37 Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward

I've been in the Philadelphia Inquirer on three separate occasions -- twice for business and once pictured in an article on 'South Street toughs'. They got nearly every detail wrong on every occasion.

Apparently they needed a picture to go with an article on how 'toughs' on South Street were making life difficult for locals. I had to laugh when I saw the picture of my wife and I waiting outside a South Street club. I guess it was our expensive leather jackets that made us 'tough'. A suburban business owner and a suburban first grade teacher waiting to get into a club. Exactly the kind of clientele the city desperately needs. The Inquirer was decent enough to print my wife's letter of protest, though.

Posted by: Regular Moron at January 23, 2013 01:38 PM (feFL6)

38 Curious: Who the fuck is Terry Moran?

Posted by: logprof at January 23, 2013 01:38 PM (StDOM)

39 Curious, besides eating dogs and drone attacking children, what is Obama's foreign policy experience?

Posted by: Lauren at January 23, 2013 01:38 PM (wsGWu)

40 Actually, it's the Mann-Gell Amnesia Effect.

Mann ... Gell

Fuckers.

Posted by: Dr. Mann, PhD at January 23, 2013 01:38 PM (RuUvx)

41 The boy who proclaimed the Emperor has no clothes was not a fashion designer nor reporter ... "What does it matter?"

Posted by: Baron Münchhausen at January 23, 2013 01:38 PM (e8kgV)

42 Radn Pauls's inexperience isn't going to get people killed.

The inexperience of Obama's National Security team--will.

Posted by: tasker at January 23, 2013 01:38 PM (r2PLg)

43 I hate to get excited this early but I do get goosebumps when Senator Paul rips into this liberal tool.

Posted by: gigg at January 23, 2013 01:39 PM (41VCE)

44 36 I'll say this for Terry Moran: he's got great blow job lips. Almost Angelina Jolie quality.

Posted by: somebody else, not me at January 23, 2013 01:37 PM (nZvGM)


You know the deawl: pictuwes pwease.

Posted by: Barney Frank at January 23, 2013 01:40 PM (StDOM)

45 Michael Crichton was a genius. The rare hypereducated person who stuck up for common sense instead of bowing to the establishment. We are less without him.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at January 23, 2013 01:40 PM (csi6Y)

46 Beyond spelling and punctuation and how to change the typewriter ribbon, what does one study in journalism school?

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 23, 2013 01:40 PM (8sCoq)

47
Well Rand Paul cut her a new one; the Dems on the panel spent all their time kissing it and making it well. The press---the lapdogs of the press--went woof at anybody who dared question the absolute friggin' brillance of Shrillary.

What the heck--it's Washington D.C. circuses for the benefit of the bozos in the press. Their ticket to the circus consists of keeping their lips firmly planted on the Administration's ass.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at January 23, 2013 01:40 PM (oe1aw)

48 "Curious: What is Rand Paul’s foreign policy background? Did he serve in the military? Did he study, live, do business or charity overseas?"

He did a tour in southern Kentucky, which is almost a foreign country.

Posted by: Jordan at January 23, 2013 01:41 PM (Hz1zc)

49 Posted by: Regular Moron at January 23, 2013 01:38 PM (feFL6)

You're expensive jackets made you look rich.
People in Philly are intimidated by money.
Therefore you're "tough."

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at January 23, 2013 01:41 PM (W8k4K)

50 If Moran ever asked the same or similar question of then Senator Obama he gets a pass for consistency.

If he cannot cite an example of such questioning then he has marked himself as a hopeless partisan water carrier for the Democrat party.

Posted by: ThomasD at January 23, 2013 01:41 PM (lC6zo)

51 45 Michael Crichton was a genius. The rare hypereducated person who stuck up for common sense instead of bowing to the establishment. We are less without him.

---

I think plenty on the AGW side are still pissed over State Of Fear.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 23, 2013 01:41 PM (e0xKF)

52 What Obama, Biden and Donilon have done is hired National Security people that won't make them feel uncomfortable with their lack of credentials.

That's a low bar--it looks like.

Posted by: tasker at January 23, 2013 01:41 PM (r2PLg)

53 I believe Twain said: "Everything in the newspapers is absolutely 100% accurate....unless it happens to be about a subject, that you know something about."

Posted by: Paladin at January 23, 2013 01:42 PM (lduvP)

54 I'm expecting that Terry Moran questioned the credentials of every politician who questioned Bush's foreign policy, right?

Posted by: DangerGirl at January 23, 2013 01:42 PM (uYSWH)

55 The inexperience of Obama's National Security team--will.

Posted by: tasker at January 23, 2013 01:38 PM (r2PLg)

Inexperience, and malevolence...

Posted by: KG at January 23, 2013 01:42 PM (p7BzH)

56 46 Beyond spelling and punctuation and how to change the typewriter ribbon, what does one study in journalism school?
.------

Cocksucking 101.

Posted by: gigg at January 23, 2013 01:42 PM (41VCE)

57 That was pretty damn tame though.

I hope Gowdy is there today.

Posted by: RWC - Happy Bithday JMB (PBUH) at January 23, 2013 01:42 PM (fWAjv)

58

Curious: What is Rand Paul’s foreign policy background? Did he serve
in the military? Did he study, live, do business or charity overseas?

— Terry Moran (@TerryMoran) January 23, 2013






How dare he question the Hilldabeast who had soooooo much foreign policy experience

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 23, 2013 01:43 PM (1Jaio)

59 Did someone tweet him back "Did you ask the same question of Obama 4 years ago?"

Some people should just put on the sickle now and admit their true stance.

Posted by: © Sponge at January 23, 2013 01:43 PM (xmcEQ)

60 What is it with Morans?

Terry Moran: Idiot.

Jim Moran: America-hating idiot.

Ian Moran: Average hockey player and nice guy.

Posted by: LibertarianJim (team #letitburn) at January 23, 2013 01:43 PM (WDCYi)

61 And good grief. Paul really ripped it up out there.

Not in the faux "he destroyed him" that pops up around blogs. That was one of the most devastating monologues I've ever seen.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at January 23, 2013 01:44 PM (csi6Y)

62 The MFM are not just in the Dem's back pocket and have that slobbering love affair with Obama. They are also the stupidity people on the face of the earth. And pretty much everybody here agrees with that sentiment.


So I have to ask this, why in the sam hell does anyone believe them when they talk about real conservative Republicans and why in the fk does anyone let them pick our damn candidates for us?

Posted by: Vic at January 23, 2013 01:44 PM (53z96)

63 what i find interesting is the terry's and rex's of the left

they really deny deaths of ambassadors , or the deaths of 300 mexican citizens (not enemies) just people some Teens btw.
They deny they have any value . they deny them their humanness, hthey deny them any redress.

yet they shortly ago, screamed about the treatment or response by Us of actual terrorists after killing 3 k Americans
after screaaming why didn't you stop them! do something now!

which is why i now hate.them.
there is actually nothing moral there, only using crises to facilitate their drive for power.

Posted by: ette at January 23, 2013 01:44 PM (nqBYe)

64 @TerryMoran He should have married a philandering political hack from Arkansas. That would be enough credentials for the media.

Posted by: gigg at January 23, 2013 01:45 PM (41VCE)

65 >What is it with Morans?



Terry Moran: Idiot.



Jim Moran: America-hating idiot.



Ian Moran: Average hockey player and nice guy.



Erin Moran: failed child actor

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 23, 2013 01:46 PM (8sCoq)

66 The Soviets had Pravda to lie for them. The Soviets are gone. Math bats last.

Posted by: Invictus at January 23, 2013 01:46 PM (OQpzc)

67 Curious: What is Rand Paul’s foreign policy background? Did he serve
in the military? Did he study, live, do business or charity overseas?

� Terry Moran (@TerryMoran) January 23, 2013

hahahaha, TerryMorOn, did Obama?

And eating dog doesn't count.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 23, 2013 01:46 PM (pz3Br)

68 Damn Moran. Obama is supposed be the one to grab the GOP by the throat not the you and the Press. At least that's the 'analysis' given by your peer.

Posted by: polynikes at January 23, 2013 01:46 PM (m2CN7)

69 B+ students in Recreational Pottery: Practical Application and Theory

Hey now, Theoretical Implications of Ashtrays 502 was a really rough class! That's why I didn't get an A average!

Posted by: joncelli at January 23, 2013 01:46 PM (RD7QR)

70 I think the principle qualification to oversee State is having been elected a United States Senator.

Posted by: Alec Leamas at January 23, 2013 01:46 PM (mg08E)

71 How's Obama's Ass Tatse?

//Press


should only be answered with

How's his cum taste?

//GOP

Posted by: sven10077 at January 23, 2013 01:46 PM (LRFds)

72 Posted by: LibertarianJim (team #letitburn) at January 23, 2013 01:43 PM (WDCYi)

Patrick Moran: Has women hitting his fist with their face

Posted by: RWC - Happy Bithday JMB (PBUH) at January 23, 2013 01:46 PM (fWAjv)

73 edit - principal, not principle

Posted by: Alec Leamas at January 23, 2013 01:46 PM (mg08E)

74 46 Beyond spelling and punctuation and how to change the typewriter ribbon, what does one study in journalism school?


I studied journalism in college. The answer used to be so simple that you already know it: Who, what, where, when, why and how.

"Journalism" sure has changed since I was in skrewel.

Posted by: BlueStateRepub at January 23, 2013 01:46 PM (7ObY1)

75 I'm distracted by that brunette behind Rand. Yes, I'm a moron.

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at January 23, 2013 01:47 PM (zpqa2)

76 >>>I think plenty on the AGW side are still pissed over State Of Fear.

Yeah, I think so too. His interviews around that time are pretty funny. Lots of journalists in disbelief over how a respected intellectual could reject global warming.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at January 23, 2013 01:47 PM (csi6Y)

77 The Softhands and Faceworkers will be our prey during the Burning Time.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 23, 2013 01:47 PM (QupBk)

78 Reporters suffer from the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect most of all


Because all checks and balances from reporters/journalists have disappeared.

They have evolved into a new form of power.

Power deforms into what you now see.

Posted by: frozenbeach at January 23, 2013 01:47 PM (LpQbZ)

79 The only thing hotter that Rand's beat down of Ol' Cankles is the chick sitting behind Rand.


Conflicted fapping indeed.

Posted by: dananjcon at January 23, 2013 01:47 PM (jvd3N)

80 The press's narrative of Hillary was written decades ago: she's awesome, fabulous, and America's most perfect womyn.

I picked up a "People" magazine in the cafeteria while waiting for my food to cook a few days ago. It featured a long article celebrating Hillary's triumphant return to work after her harrowing "sickness". The Clinton's and all Democrats really, aren't just politicians; they're full-fledged celebrities. We, the people, are supposed to love them; as we're all expected to love Justin Beiber, Tom Hanks, Eva Longoria, and all of Hollywood's fabulous denizens.

Posted by: Pyrocles at January 23, 2013 01:48 PM (cv5Iw)

81 Crichton dissected the media/enviro legal/education triangle rather ably in State of Fear Ace I would be thrilled to send you an audio copy of it.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 23, 2013 01:48 PM (LRFds)

82 bl

Posted by: ette at January 23, 2013 01:48 PM (nqBYe)

83 gigg, #43:

"I hate to get excited this early but I do get goosebumps when Senator Paul rips into this liberal tool."

When the Senator says something that makes me want to cheer, I imagine:

What if down the road he's our party's standard-bearer? Can you imagine what percentage of coverage will be framed as, "Senator Rand Paul: Does he share his father's troubling views? Will he repudiate his father's followers? [Cut to interviews with some of the good Congressman's loopier backers.]"

It's unfair, and inevitable. Just as Mitt Romney, who lives a quite socially conservative life but doesn't much proselytize it, had the views of Akin and Mourdock quite successfully hung around his neck.

Posted by: JPS at January 23, 2013 01:48 PM (QnaW/)

84 If Moran (and the rest of the media) were as curious about Obama's credentials as Paul's, we probably wouldn't be in this mess today.

Posted by: Hand Solo at January 23, 2013 01:48 PM (9/kKc)

85 Hillary managed to retire $25 million in campaign debt this week. It was a miracle according to Rush Limbaugh. I would like to know who paid it.

Posted by: CarolT at January 23, 2013 01:48 PM (z4WKX)

86 Because Hillary's credentials are the most rock-solid any Dem could hope for:

She married him.

*wish it was a joke

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at January 23, 2013 01:48 PM (zpqa2)

87 It's a contempt for the American people.

Rand Paul-- the electorate voted for him--that's where he gets the legitimacy to dare to ask--Hillary questions.

Posted by: tasker at January 23, 2013 01:49 PM (r2PLg)

88 Moran doesn't give half of a shit about Paul's credentials. It's just now the default argument for the Left to immediately question anyone who questions the throne. You have no right to question any of the Left's leaders. They don't have time for your silly concerns, questions, or worries. You can find out what's in it after we pass it, and not a minute before. You don't have rights. You have privileges if we're in a good mood. Maybe we'll let you keep 5% of your money. Maybe we'll let you keep BB guns. Maybe we'll let you say what you want.

Maybe.

Posted by: MadisonConservative at January 23, 2013 01:49 PM (Y/HG5)

89 Erin Moran: failed child actor


I just checked Wiki...Erin Moran is broke and living in cheap motels now.

That's sad, actually. I always liked her.

Posted by: BlueStateRepub at January 23, 2013 01:49 PM (7ObY1)

90
"hahahaha, TerryMorOn, did Obama? "

Well, yes, actually. He lived in Indonesia for four years.

Posted by: Jordan at January 23, 2013 01:49 PM (Hz1zc)

91 I speak of the attempt to create a New Aristocracy a lot.

It's not theoretical, and it isn't hyperbole. This land is no longer a republic responsive to a set of founding principles. It is a feudal bureaucracy, with the members of the aristocracy coming and going depending on pull and legal coercion, government connections, money and family.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows being American means free rubbers and gun control at January 23, 2013 01:49 PM (LyF0H)

92 Curious: What is Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy background? Did she serve in the military? Did she study, live, do business or charity overseas?

NO! She was first lady and toured places with a secret service detail the whole time.

What does time abroad have to do with reading cables from your personell requesting increased security? Let's see, Libya, one of the most dangerous and sensitive places the state dept is operating, you'd think cables from those people would get special priority over say the embassy in freaking London.

Posted by: Andrew at January 23, 2013 01:49 PM (HS3dy)

93 What is Rand Paul’s foreign policy background?

Seriously! I never once saw him in my journalism classes. HOW DARE HE ask questions without a journalism license!

Posted by: Terry Moron at January 23, 2013 01:49 PM (FcR7P)

94
There was a pretty blonde sitting behind jimMcDermott.
All we need is a cute redhead, and we've got a set!

Posted by: garrett at January 23, 2013 01:50 PM (fVcpq)

95 The House on Wednesday passed the "No Budget, No Pay Act," a Republican bill that would effectively defuse the debt ceiling threat for several months.

The bill would let the Treasury Department borrow new money until mid-May. In exchange, the legislation would require lawmakers in both chambers of Congress to pass a budget resolution or have their pay withheld until they do.

The vote was 285 to 144, largely on the back of Republican support (with 109 Democrats voting against).

Posted by: Charles Ponzi at January 23, 2013 01:50 PM (e8kgV)

96 #HackTastic

Posted by: © Sponge at January 23, 2013 01:50 PM (xmcEQ)

97 #60 Bugs Moran
The original gaelic spelling was "Moron"

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 23, 2013 01:50 PM (wbmaj)

98 From the early transcript:

Rep. Blacksheep (in a near whisper):

Madam Secretary, I am sorry that your recent head injury has apparently left you unstable and confused. I cannot, however, sit idly by and allow you to try to hide behind your fake outrage and the tattered reputation of that white-trash drunken sex offender you're married to. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go take a growler.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 23, 2013 01:50 PM (8/DeP)

99 87 Tasker,

Yup same place where Captain "YOU CANNOT SEE MY PAST!" gets the "right" to carry the nuclear button so to speak.

The MFM blindly blind to their own horseshit ethics on consistency

Posted by: sven10077 at January 23, 2013 01:50 PM (LRFds)

100 No one voted for Terry Moran to ask questions he has zero legitimacy in comparison to a sitting Senator--who the people of Tennessee elected to represent them.

Posted by: tasker at January 23, 2013 01:50 PM (r2PLg)

101 You can tell a lot about the Left when you observe which deaths 'outrage' them and which don't

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 23, 2013 01:50 PM (8sCoq)

102 Folks:

"Curious: What is Rand Paul’s foreign policy background? Did he serve in the military? Did he study, live, do business or charity overseas?"

As I've noted before, and as you all know full well anyway, to a liberal you don't have to qualify to hold liberal views. You only have to qualify to oppose them.

(See e.g. "He [Romney] was no goddamn war hero," a sentiment attributed by an Obama staffer to his boss.)

Posted by: JPS at January 23, 2013 01:50 PM (QnaW/)

103 I'm getting to the point I'd vote Ron Paul over whatever asslicker the Rs put up. Rand Paul is even better.

No, I don't hate Israel. I am just tired of fake conservatives like McCain and Romney. Nominate one and I will be one of those who stays home and fuck you for nominating them. I have never voted for a dem. This last election all Dem judges running in Austin were running unopposed and I still didn't vote for them, I left it blank.

And I will never vote for a northeastern, fraud, fake con again. Nominate them and it is on your head.

Posted by: Invictus at January 23, 2013 01:51 PM (OQpzc)

104 I witnessed that "mind work" vs "hand work" attitude in my husband's family. The english-major-type family members are dismissive of anyone who has the skills to do anything truly useful. ("Those are the kinds of jobs you pay someone else to do.") I always felt sorry for them that they were so helpless in so many ways.

Posted by: Mindy at January 23, 2013 01:51 PM (8PYbo)

105 Terry should change is last name to MoveOn

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 23, 2013 01:51 PM (1Jaio)

106 90 Whoredan,

I once stayed at a fucking Holiday Inn you retard, so did Barack learn how to fuck up Africa while studying the fucking Koran there or while eating fucking Dog you shithead?

Posted by: sven10077 at January 23, 2013 01:51 PM (LRFds)

107 Every day I get a little more pissed off. Washington DC is full of incompetence on both side of the aisle. Sure Rand Paul asked her a tough question and even said that he would have relieved her had he been president. He should have told her to drop the fake indignation. It's time to drop all civility with this administration. Call them out as liars right to their face. I get so tired of hearing what the Republicans are going to do. How about they try this: SHUT THE FUCK UP AND GO AHEAD AND DO WHATEVER THE IT IS YOU'RE GOING TO DO.

Posted by: TC at January 23, 2013 01:52 PM (vYB+W)

108 It's like the Matrix: All I see are brunette, blonde, redhead...

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at January 23, 2013 01:52 PM (zpqa2)

109 Reporters suffer from the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect most of all -- the moment they start typing up words that someone else (an expert in the field) said, mangling those words

Gell-Mann seems to apply to lay consumers of media, not the authors.

No need to cram a new name on to the previous and more correct diagnosis of Dunning Kruger effect.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 23, 2013 01:52 PM (xz0nG)

110 Well, yes, actually. He lived in Indonesia for four years.
Posted by: Jordan at January 23, 2013 01:49 PM (Hz1zc)

Until he was ten. So yeah he has the foreign policy experience of a ten year old.

Posted by: polynikes at January 23, 2013 01:52 PM (m2CN7)

111 His qualifications are that he was elected to the Senate. Last I checked that gave him the oversight to question Hillary.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 23, 2013 01:53 PM (amaU1)

112 (Moran) Curious: What is Rand Paul’s foreign policy background?

what were Hillary's (or Pelosi's or Obama's) credentials in health care?


Posted by: mallfly at January 23, 2013 01:53 PM (bJm7W)

113 to create a New Aristocracy a lot

Since we're getting incompetents as the New Aristocrats it's good we already have incompetent court jesters on the job. Because we're going to need to cut expenses somewhere.

Posted by: DaveA at January 23, 2013 01:53 PM (hOlQL)

114 hahahaha, TerryMorOn, did Obama? "

Well, yes, actually. He lived in Indonesia for four years.

As. a. child.
DAMN! I should have been on the advisory committee that wrote OCare. Because I had my tonsils removed when I was SEVEN!
Twit.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 23, 2013 01:54 PM (pz3Br)

115 #94 And quite a pair or two or three.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 23, 2013 01:54 PM (wbmaj)

116 In other news, the media has double standards

Must. Be. Destroyed.

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at January 23, 2013 01:54 PM (zpqa2)

117 Well, yes, actually. He lived in Indonesia for four years.



Posted by: Jordan at January 23, 2013 01:49 PM (Hz1zc)



"How the FUCK can I POSSIBLY see the goddamm FOREST through all these FUCKING TREES!?!?!?!?!?!"

Posted by: © Sponge at January 23, 2013 01:54 PM (xmcEQ)

118

Rand Paul has twice the chance his father had of becoming president. Which is to say he has no chance at all.


He's doing fine where he is, so he's got that going for him.


In other news: Union membership is declining more rapidly these days, and for the first time in years, govt union membship is also declining.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 23, 2013 01:55 PM (1Y+hH)

119 Getting elected = credentialed

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 23, 2013 01:55 PM (8sCoq)

120 Well, yes, actually. He lived in Indonesia for four years.
Posted by: Jordan


Actually, as a man of the world, (or is a man of Man's World?) his foreign policy experience comes from living in the US.

Posted by: t-bird at January 23, 2013 01:56 PM (FcR7P)

121 100 No one voted for Terry Moran to ask questions he has zero legitimacy in comparison to a sitting Senator--who the people of Tennessee elected to represent them.


---------------

Kentucky, I would love to claim credit for Paul, but we gave you.... Corker. Again sorry bout that, but what other choice did I have???

Posted by: gigg at January 23, 2013 01:56 PM (41VCE)

122 The obvious question for Terry Moron:

What, exactly, were Hillary's qualifications for being a United States Senator?

She was handpicked by the NYS Dem Machine as Moynihan's chosen replacement, voters be damned (as always in this rotten fucking state.)

WHAT WERE HILLARY'S QUALIFICATIONS TO BE U.S. SENATOR?

Posted by: BlueStateRepub at January 23, 2013 01:57 PM (7ObY1)

123 117 sponge,

I just wish Whoredan would pop his fucking Cherry on it and admit...

BECAUSE OBAMA IS FUCKING GOD OKAY!?!

Because pretty much Jordan for Chicago Jesus to be qualified at ten to use that wonderful experience and his oddly unusual tourism in Pakistan and his getting his Jihadi gear on in Africa to claim he can run foreign policy better than a governor of Texas or US Veteran Multi-Term Senator he pretty much would have to be at least a lower fucking case GOD.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 23, 2013 01:57 PM (LRFds)

124 Until he was ten. So yeah he has the foreign policy experience of a ten year old.


Which means he has the qualification to ask for a second helping of dog. Nothing more.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 23, 2013 01:57 PM (pz3Br)

125 118 Meremortal,

Yeah well pity the military doesn't have the "right" to a union...maybe choom wouldn't death penalty it so quick.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 23, 2013 01:58 PM (LRFds)

126 It's nice to see the MSM and the left (BIRM) haven't abandoned the chicken hawk argument. If they followed their own logic, the only thing they're qualified to comment on is blowing the JEF.

Posted by: Vizzini at January 23, 2013 01:58 PM (O7Q1u)

127 124 RickB223,

and a side of cat fries.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 23, 2013 01:58 PM (LRFds)

128 Barack Obama acquired his idea of what it means to be a country's leader from third-world nations. This explains why he thinks he needs to be worshipped and why he thinks he should live extravagantly while impoverishing the citizens.

Posted by: Mindy at January 23, 2013 01:59 PM (8PYbo)

129 I just wish Whoredan would pop his fucking Cherry on it and admit...

BECAUSE OBAMA IS FUCKING GOD OKAY!?!




Posted by: sven10077 at January 23, 2013 01:57 PM (LRFds)


Agreed.

He has the leather jacket with the O logo on it, the commemorative plate over his dining table and can no longer unroll the Obama poster because it's just too sticky to open.

Posted by: © Sponge at January 23, 2013 01:59 PM (xmcEQ)

130
Posted by: sven10077 at January 23, 2013 01:58 PM (LRFds)

Hi sven. Yeah, that's an interesting thought.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 23, 2013 01:59 PM (1Y+hH)

131 *popcorn*

Posted by: Jordan at January 23, 2013 02:00 PM (Hz1zc)

132 129 -
Gross a crusty Oblamo poster in his bedroom (Moms basement).

Posted by: gigg at January 23, 2013 02:00 PM (41VCE)

133
Variable?

Posted by: Benghazi 4 at January 23, 2013 02:01 PM (p/cQy)

134 Baroke Owebama is a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable malignant tyrant.

Posted by: © Sponge at January 23, 2013 02:02 PM (xmcEQ)

135 Rand is picking the wrong target here, IMO.

Admittedly, Hillary's silence on the source of the bad ideas does make her a legitimate target. She was just being a good German Soldat, and following orders. She should have resigned immediately after Benghazi, and stated that she was unable to do her job properly due to interference from the Whitehouse.

We all know where the hold fire order on that Spectre gunship originated from.

Posted by: Kristophr at January 23, 2013 02:04 PM (wYVte)

136 Well, yes, actually. He lived in Indonesia for four years.

Posted by: Jordan at January 23, 2013 01:49 PM (Hz1zc)








And when they wanted to put up a statue of the boy Barry in Indonesia, one Indonesian official asked why since all he did here was eat and shit

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 23, 2013 02:05 PM (1Jaio)

137 Come on guys, cut Jordan a break. He spent four years in third grade when he was 10 yr old and he's an expert on third grade topics. Just ask him.

Posted by: Regular Moron at January 23, 2013 02:06 PM (feFL6)

138 *popcorn*

Posted by: Jordan at January 23, 2013 02:00 PM (Hz1zc)


Must be nice to be that simple.

"Here son. Take my nipple. Mommy make it ALLL better."

Posted by: © Sponge at January 23, 2013 02:06 PM (xmcEQ)

139 And his hippy-chick mom divorced his Indonesian step-dad because he was becoming a successful Shell Oil executive ... can't have an evil capitalist polluting young Barrack's thoughts, now, can we?

Posted by: Kristophr at January 23, 2013 02:06 PM (wYVte)

140 Ms. Clinton....My wig has more gravitas than you.

Posted by: Rand Paul at January 23, 2013 02:07 PM (jvd3N)

141 It's not theoretical, and it isn't hyperbole. This land is no longer a republic responsive to a set of founding principles. It is a feudal bureaucracy, with the members of the aristocracy coming and going depending on pull and legal coercion, government connections, money and family.
Posted by: George Orwell what knows being American means free rubbers and gun control at January 23, 2013 01:49 PM (LyF0H)


------------------------------------------------


Except for a few real Americans in DC, we no longer have any representation there.

Start fighting for states rights. It's all we've got left.

Posted by: Soona at January 23, 2013 02:08 PM (U9S0G)

142 Must be nice to be that simple."Here son. Take my nipple. Mommy make it ALLL better."
Posted by: © Sponge at January 23, 2013 02:06 PM (xmcEQ)

I don't think tht is simple. The Rs are self-destructing. Who trusts them?

The Rs could come out for amnesty, taxing the rich, endless debt ceilings, gay marriage, and anything else and not even the lefty proles would believe they weren't just lying fuckbags.

Posted by: Invictus at January 23, 2013 02:10 PM (OQpzc)

143 Gee, I don't seem to recall any of these same "reporters" (I mean, keepers of The Truth) questioning the credentials of the myriad critics of GW Bush or anyone in his administration.

I'm sure it's just a coincidence.

Posted by: DocJ at January 23, 2013 02:12 PM (V20sy)

144 Apparently it's an old, old phenonemon:



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Posted by: TANSTAAFL at January 23, 2013 03:30 PM (tqAT4)

145 Tippy-yahoo and Cankels too!

Posted by: teh Wind at January 23, 2013 03:44 PM (HBU8E)

146 "Erin Moran: failed child actor."

A bit harsh since she WAS a successful child actor who did not transition to successful adult actor.

Humorous liberties. No biggy.

Posted by: nip at January 23, 2013 03:53 PM (11Tdq)

147 Greetings:

Gell-Mann-wise, my favorite is when reporters and such turn up on the quiz show "Jeopardy". Hillarity soon ensues.

Posted by: 11B40 at January 23, 2013 04:30 PM (p+1Xe)

148 Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.

Go Rand

Posted by: rbob at January 23, 2013 05:48 PM (9NWzA)

149 So what are Terry Moron's credentials to report on Rand Paul? Has the McCauley Caulkin clone ever served in the Senate?

Posted by: Peetey S. Dee at January 23, 2013 06:13 PM (O/lVw)

150 I would have never hired Hillary, but she does fit in well with the rest of the communists at the State Department, and she does have one good point. After the UAW got more money for votes that the State Department budget, she probably could use some more cash.

Posted by: burt at January 24, 2013 08:56 AM (8kEad)

151 There are two types of news stories: Those that are reported accurately, and those that you witnessed. - Mark Twain

Posted by: Bob at January 24, 2013 09:23 AM (S/2LZ)

152 "Curious: What is Rand Paul’s foreign policy background? Did he serve in the military? Did he study, live, do business or charity overseas?"


Curious: What is/was Obama's foreign, economic, executive (there's a big one) , financial (even bigger), or just about fucking ANYTHING background?

Oh that's right; Absolutely, ZERO

College doesn't count. Maintaining a livelihood does.

This man was elevated by the circle jerking media and a mob of stuttering cluster fucked miserable failures.

Posted by: Melodicmetal at January 24, 2013 01:05 PM (QY9FJ)

153 .

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