Chuck Hagel, Bumbling Lightweight (Who Might Also Hate Jews)

Later on today, there will be video from Hagel's hearings. Right now as I type this Lindsey Graham is brutalizing him ( on CSPAN, the main one).

As this will be recapped in an hour or three, I won't bother now.

Brit Hume made a simple but deadly observation about Hagel's performance -- "he's just not very bright."

And he's not. While the media is intensely interested in the intellectual capacity of any Republican (unless that Republican is obviously intelligent, in which case they don't mention IQ at all), they never discuss the intelligence of the dimmer-bulb Democrats or Republicans like Hagel, who can be counted as allies.

Hagel's dumb. He's just not smart enough to be Secretary of Defense. Our troops deserve a bright man who understands complex systems and has the intellectual curiosity to discover what he doesn't know. Not a bumbling dummy whose deepest thoughts are about the "Jewish lobby."

Brief Clip: Alas this is just a short one. But this basic sort of thing went on for ten minutes. It's a cumulative thing. Seeing someone stumble and bumble for 90 seconds is no big deal; but ten minutes of stumbling and bumbling looks dumb.

Longer Clip:

Posted by: Ace at 01:32 PM



Comments

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Posted by: eureka! at January 31, 2013 01:34 PM (HPRku)

2 Hagel's dumb.

Refreshing to know that the "-R" after his name allows us to be honest about that.

Posted by: t-bird at January 31, 2013 01:34 PM (FcR7P)

3 I hope Obama doesn't plan on letting his new cabinet secretaries play football.

Posted by: Serious Cat at January 31, 2013 01:35 PM (UypUQ)

4 He's not alone. I saw some of the gun grab hearings and some 'rat asshole kept stumbling over nearly every word that wasn't printed for him. Not just corrupt assholes, they are stoopid fookin corrupt assholes.

Posted by: eureka! at January 31, 2013 01:36 PM (HPRku)

5 "I once went skeet shooting with Chuck. He was great"

Posted by: O'Bambi at January 31, 2013 01:37 PM (V92KK)

6 Later on today, there will be video from Hagel's hearings. Right now as I type this Lindsey Graham is brutalizing him


*rocks in corner weeping at that imagery*

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 31, 2013 01:37 PM (VtjlW)

7 Blumenthal not blowing Hagel either. Must have heard from his constituants. Maybe Blumenthal has PTSD from his make believe combat record

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 01:37 PM (Dnbau)

8 Hagel's talks like a tard and his shit's all fucked up.

He'd make a great pilot though.

Posted by: EC at January 31, 2013 01:38 PM (GQ8sn)

9
NBC pulled their live feed from the webpage during Grahm's questioning. It was still visable on the front page as happening, but you got "This event has ended" when you clicked it (when clearly it hasn't.)

Crazy edits, not covering the Menendez scandle (although writing an article that he paid the doctor back?!) and now this? It's like a trifecta week for them.

Posted by: tsrblke at January 31, 2013 01:38 PM (GaqMa)

10 For anyone who missed it, Graham pulled one of the greatest setups ever.

As one commenter mentioned below, a rope-a-dope.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 01:38 PM (piMMO)

11

Later on today, there will be video from Hagel's hearings. Right now as I type this Lindsey Graham is brutalizing him


Gomer says Hey!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 31, 2013 01:38 PM (7zeCD)

12 he'd make a better target. I keed, I keed

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 01:38 PM (Dnbau)

13 Keep fucking that chicken, Chuck.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 01:38 PM (e0xKF)

14 Graham asked him to name one senator who was "intimidated by the Jewish lobby."

He couldn't offer one name.

Then Graham asked him why he said it.

Posted by: Miss Marple at January 31, 2013 01:39 PM (GoIUi)

15 Do you really think that Obama gives a shit whether Hagel can understand complex systems?

It's the optics of a Republican nominee, and Hagel's expected blind obedience to Obama's anti-Western behavior.

And if Hagel isn't confirmed, Obama will use it as an example of Republican intransigence.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 31, 2013 01:39 PM (GsoHv)

16 Blumenthal not blowing Hagel either. Must have heard from his constituants. Maybe Blumenthal has PTSD from his make believe combat record
Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 01:37 PM (Dnbau)


Blumenthal? OH, you mean the skinsuit stretched over a skeleton stolen from a Johns Hopkins University anatomy lab. Gotcha.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 01:39 PM (4df7R)

17
PurpAv called it...some time back:

Barky wants Hagel to be his scapegoat for all the failures that are going to be coming to fruition.
Barky's failures.

Posted by: wheatie at January 31, 2013 01:39 PM (BZMZX)

18 He's really a lot more like Obama than I thought. It's almost uncanny.

I am just curious. Will Someone ask Hagel if he will continue to pursue the effective Obama policies that have kept Al Qaeda on the "run", secured North Africa, effectively wound down the war in Afghanistan, established democracy in the Middle East and cemented bonds with our closest allies?

Posted by: Marcus at January 31, 2013 01:39 PM (GGCsk)

19
John Podhoretz ‏@jpodhoretz


It's astonishing how ill-prepared Hagel is

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 31, 2013 01:40 PM (B/mBM)

20 Graham's body language was interesting too. No respect for Hagel. At. All.

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 01:40 PM (Dnbau)

21 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 31, 2013 01:37 PM (VtjlW)

You too?


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 31, 2013 01:40 PM (GsoHv)

22 "Right now as I type this Lindsey Graham is brutalizing him."

I am having an incredibly hard time wrapping my mind around that image. It brings to mind something like Truman Capote flogging a sad puppy.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 31, 2013 01:40 PM (UFTmf)

23
Blumenthal? OH, you mean the skinsuit stretched over a skeleton stolen from a Johns Hopkins University anatomy lab. Gotcha.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 01:39 PM (4df7R)


His wife is extremely thin too. Must be like two stick people having sex.

Posted by: Tami at January 31, 2013 01:40 PM (X6akg)

24 And if Hagel isn't confirmed, Obama will use it as an example of Republican intransigence.

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He can try, but I think that there will be a number of Dems who vote against him because he's too much of a clueless putz. And this is a body that includes Liawatha, Patty Murray, and Barbara Boxer in its numbers.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 01:40 PM (e0xKF)

25 I fail to understand why this dim bulb was nominated. NO experience running a large organization, and he obviously isn't a quick learner.

Even without the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel stuff, he's still a terrible nominee.

Posted by: Miss Marple at January 31, 2013 01:41 PM (GoIUi)

26 Must have forgot to say "It's for the children" and get all weepy.

Posted by: NYC Parent at January 31, 2013 01:41 PM (Yl/80)

27 Obama just wants a Republican as cover when the administration takes a hatchet to the Defense budget.

Posted by: Serious Cat at January 31, 2013 01:41 PM (UypUQ)

28 Blumenthal? OH, you mean the skinsuit stretched over a skeleton stolen from a Johns Hopkins University anatomy lab. Gotcha.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 01:39 PM (4df7R)


That's exactly what that dipshit looked like on FNS a few weeks ago.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 31, 2013 01:41 PM (B/mBM)

29 Brit Hume made a simple but deadly observation about Hagel's performance -- "he's just not very bright."
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So, perfect fit for this administration then.

Posted by: RWC at January 31, 2013 01:41 PM (fWAjv)

30

Sergeant Sequester reporting for duty.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 31, 2013 01:41 PM (7zeCD)

31 Blumenthal just asked the SecDef nominee in 2013 about boat numbers for an Ohio-class replacement program due for first delivery in 2031.

Dude, I know you are from Connecticut--but DAMN. That's the best you cna come up with?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 31, 2013 01:41 PM (EDjKF)

32 Must be like two stick people having sex.

Gaaaaaah. I'm going back to the furry thread.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 31, 2013 01:41 PM (ZKzrr)

33 Hagel sounds like he doesn not know what he is being asked, even when he is being spoon fed.

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 01:42 PM (Dnbau)

34 "Mr Hagel- why is it you hate the Jews so much?"

Posted by: Marcus at January 31, 2013 01:42 PM (GGCsk)

35 I fail to understand why this dim bulb was nominated. NO experience running a large organization, and he obviously isn't a quick learner.

Even without the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel stuff, he's still a terrible nominee.
Posted by: Miss Marple at January 31, 2013 01:41 PM (GoIUi)


He's a sap who will do as obama says. The fact that he is a bit of jooo hater is just a plus to obama.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 31, 2013 01:42 PM (9Bj8R)

36 It's astonishing how ill-prepared Hagel is

****

Probably thought the R after his name would shield him from Republicans and the Obama nom would shield hi from Dems.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that the Dems get tougher on him as the Reps hammer him harder.

Manchin is going to regret his ass-sucking from the first round.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 01:42 PM (piMMO)

37 I fail to understand why this dim bulb was nominated. NO experience
running a large organization, and he obviously isn't a quick learner.


Asked and answered. (Wow, he really *is* a lot like TFG.)

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 31, 2013 01:43 PM (ZKzrr)

38 [iBrit Hume made a simple but deadly observation about Hagel's performance -- "he's just not very bright."
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So, perfect fit for this administration then.

Posted by: RWC at January 31, 2013 01:41 PM (fWAjv) ]

At last, someone bammy can point to and say, "Hey, at least I'm smarter than THAT guy."*

*Evidence of this still needed

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 01:43 PM (4df7R)

39 No quiz! *chuck takes a deep breath*

Posted by: Serious Cat at January 31, 2013 01:43 PM (UypUQ)

40 19
John Podhoretz ‏@jpodhoretz


It's astonishing how ill-prepared Hagel is
Posted by: Captain Hate at January 31, 2013 01:40 PM (B/mBM)

_________________

He's astonished--really?

This is Hagel as he has been for a very long time.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2013 01:43 PM (r2PLg)

41 Hagel is exactly the dim bulb our "brilliant" Preezy Skeeter wants as Sec Def.

I'm glad our kid is getting out. Can't stand the thought of him serving a second more under the POS that is his commander-in-chief.

Even typing C-i-C makes me want to throw up.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 01:43 PM (UOM48)

42 He's a sap who will do as obama says. The fact that he is a bit of jooo hater is just a plus to obama.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 31, 2013 01:42 PM (9Bj8R)


Yep, Hillary was the lsat appointment that Obama will make thats smarter than he is. It's gonna be a long four years.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 31, 2013 01:43 PM (l86i3)

43 Mr. hagel how come, all of a sudden, after you got nominate all your opinions changed? Coinsidinky? I think not

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 31, 2013 01:43 PM (9Bj8R)

44 joooooooooooooossssss!!!

Posted by: Chuck "Stupid" Hagel at January 31, 2013 01:43 PM (EZl54)

45 Obama just wants a Republican as cover when the administration takes a hatchet to the Defense budget.

****

Graham asked him what percentage of the budget is for defense. (IIRC) and then asked if he would agree that we are at war.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 01:44 PM (piMMO)

46 I thought Lindsay and Gomer were getting married today?

Posted by: Vic at January 31, 2013 01:44 PM (53z96)

47 Brit Hume just summarized the entire Owebama administration.

Posted by: © Sponge at January 31, 2013 01:44 PM (xmcEQ)

48 Good thread - Furries suddenly
Bad thread - The sex life of stick figures.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 31, 2013 01:44 PM (S7Hzw)

49 The first two reasons that he is unacceptable are that Obama chose him and that he accepted. Being dumb is simply a prerequisite for being a senator or former senator.

Posted by: Truman North, FUPA TROOPA at January 31, 2013 01:45 PM (I2LwF)

50 Hey, Vic. Guess who's moving to SC?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 01:45 PM (UOM48)

51 Hagel reminds me of Dopey from Snow White.

Good Lord. I've seen kids on their first job interview more composed and articulate.

Posted by: Marcus at January 31, 2013 01:45 PM (GGCsk)

52 Manchin is going to regret his ass-sucking from the first round.

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Manchin's already had a bad month thanks to Feinstein and gun control. Too bad for us that this comes right after shithead just got a new 6-year term.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 01:45 PM (e0xKF)

53 Heh. Jobs Council is out of a job.

Posted by: RWC at January 31, 2013 01:45 PM (fWAjv)

54 But he hates the JOOOZ! Thass all that counts.

It seems very likely that Bibi will say, "Let's roll" during Bambi's second term, and we need everyone in the permanent campaign on the same wavelength.

Posted by: The littl shyning man at January 31, 2013 01:45 PM (PH+2B)

55 NO experience running a large organization, and he obviously isn't a quick learner.

Even without the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel stuff, he's still a terrible nominee.


Who else do we know that had no experience running a large organization, isn't a quick learner, and is anti-Jewish/anti-Israel? Uhh, umm, uhh, the answer's on the top of my, ahh, tongue. But first, watch this drive!

Posted by: Preezy Obeezy at January 31, 2013 01:45 PM (B/VB5)

56 You too?


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 31, 2013 01:40 PM (GsoHv)



*rocks more* Can't sleep. Clown will eat me.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 31, 2013 01:45 PM (VtjlW)

57 Hagel being dumb is a feature, not a bug. Obama and the Democrats need to corrupt the armed forces. They're too competent and making the rest of them look bad. The need more inefficient green power, more "conferences" with lavish entertainment budgets, more hookers, more graft, nepotism, and cronies, more weapon systems that are so dumb they make your high school science fair look brilliant.

It's all about lowering expectations so people can't remember when America used to be the best. How else can losers like that keep getting re-elected?

Posted by: Socratease at January 31, 2013 01:46 PM (3V4IJ)

58 Graham asked him what percentage of the budget is for defense. (IIRC) and then asked if he would agree that we are at war.

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I guess Miss Lindsay only brings the claws out when he's coming up on an election cycle.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 01:46 PM (e0xKF)

59 It never occurs to TFG that when he says "I'm better at your jobs than all of you" what he is really saying is "I'm a terrible leader who can't get competent people into the positions I need them in"

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at January 31, 2013 01:46 PM (0q2P7)

60 Hagel At Confirmation Hearing Defends Iran’s Government As “Elected, Legitimate”…

Hagel: “I Have No Idea” Why The Iranian Regime Endorsed Me For Defense Secretary…

Take a guess idiot

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 31, 2013 01:46 PM (9Bj8R)

61 Hey, Vic. Guess who's moving to SC?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 01:45 PM (UOM4


Me and who else?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 31, 2013 01:46 PM (l86i3)

62 Yep, Hillary was the lsat appointment that Obama will make thats smarter than he is. It's gonna be a long four years.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 31, 2013 01:43 PM (l86i3)


That is truly a frightening thought.
Makes me wonder if "Idiocracy" isn't a prescient movie.

Posted by: jwb7605 (Let It Burn) at January 31, 2013 01:46 PM (Qxe/p)

63 Howard Fineman on Twitter:

#Hagel hearings are like cowboy movie saloon scene: locals making a dazed, hapless interloper "dance" by firing six shooters at his feet

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 01:46 PM (piMMO)

64 Did Hagel go boozing last night?

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 01:46 PM (Dnbau)

65 What's the capital of Israel Chuck?

Posted by: RWC at January 31, 2013 01:46 PM (fWAjv)

66 The entire Administration is very middlebrow, although they dohave portfolio and connections.

Which is to say they are hopelessly average, overly academic, and are suck ups.

I'm being nice.

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at January 31, 2013 01:47 PM (3ZtZW)

67 I fail to understand why this dim bulb was
nominated. NO experience running a large organization, and he obviously
isn't a quick learner.

Even without the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel stuff, he's still a terrible nominee.


Posted by: Miss Marple at January 31, 2013 01:41 PM (GoIUi)



Barry: None of that stopped me

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 31, 2013 01:47 PM (1Jaio)

68 Hank Johnson is my mentor.

Posted by: Chuck Hagel at January 31, 2013 01:47 PM (MMC8r)

69 So did Ms Lindsay Graham use her Senatorial clue purse to brutalize Hagel? Or was it a stiletto heel to the skull?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 31, 2013 01:47 PM (S7Hzw)

70 63 Howard Fineman on Twitter:

#Hagel hearings are like cowboy movie saloon scene: locals making a dazed, hapless interloper "dance" by firing six shooters at his feet

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Hey Spider Hagel, tell Tommy DeSimone to go fuck himself!

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 01:47 PM (e0xKF)

71 Manchin is going to regret his ass-sucking from the first round.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 01:42 PM (piMMO)


Great; anything that makes Manchin look like a clueless dickbag is an added bonus.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 31, 2013 01:47 PM (B/mBM)

72 Tom Effin Daschle is building a home at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, SC.

He spoke at a Rotary Club in Savannah this week, and is going to make SC his permanent home.

Woo-hoo.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 01:47 PM (UOM48)

73 And they have to link this "person" to the Republican party..... On second thought if the shoe fits....

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at January 31, 2013 01:47 PM (9+ccr)

74 So, perfect fit for this administration then.


Really. We've been gone throught that looking glass for a while now.

Posted by: eleven at January 31, 2013 01:47 PM (KXm42)

75 27 [King Clusterfuck]just wants a Republican as cover when the administration takes a hatchet to the Defense budget.

Posted by: Serious Cat at January 31, 2013 01:41 PM (UypUQ)

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And not just coverfor the Defense budget cuts...
Pulling out of A-stan will bring chaos, and will be a big gift to the Taliban.

All of the failures that Barky has engineered, will be coming to a fruition soon.
So he needs a scapegoat.
And what better scapegoat...than a Republican.

Posted by: wheatie at January 31, 2013 01:47 PM (BZMZX)

76 If this was an episode of Jeopardy, Hagel would have exited the stage already.

Posted by: Marcus at January 31, 2013 01:48 PM (GGCsk)

77 'Hagel' rhymes with 'bagel.'

And that pisses me off.

Posted by: Chuck Hagel at January 31, 2013 01:48 PM (MMC8r)

78 61
Hey, Vic. Guess who's moving to SC?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 01:45 PM (UOM4





Me and who else?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon.
http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 31, 2013 01:46 PM (l86i3)


I missed something. I thought you were moving to Houston, no?

Posted by: Tami at January 31, 2013 01:48 PM (X6akg)

79 76 If this was an episode of Jeopardy, Hagel would have exited the stage already.

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Hagel is the kind of person that the SNL Celebrity Jeopardy skits were made for.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 01:48 PM (e0xKF)

80 76
If this was an episode of Jeopardy, Hagel would have exited the stage already.


Posted by: Marcus at January 31, 2013 01:48 PM (GGCsk)

And he wouldn't even get a copy of the home game....

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at January 31, 2013 01:48 PM (9+ccr)

81 I guess Miss Lindsay only brings the claws out when he's coming up on an election cycle.

***

He often is impressive on the Sunday talkies. He's great on foreign policy and defense.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 01:49 PM (piMMO)

82 Barky wants Hagel to be his scapegoat for all the failures that are going to be coming to fruition.

Hagel has to be dumber than a box of rocks to not see this.

Posted by: @PurpAv at January 31, 2013 01:49 PM (GlnE7)

83 Hagel is the kind of person that the SNL Celebrity Jeopardy skits were made for.


LOL!!!!!

Thread winner!

Posted by: EC at January 31, 2013 01:49 PM (GQ8sn)

84 I'd rather they went after Hillary with this verve. Hagel's a meaningless scalp.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at January 31, 2013 01:49 PM (bZKG0)

85 CHUCK HAGEL: What do you mean I'm "not all that bright?" I was in the Senate for TWO terms! Dumb people don't win re-election, folks!

SHEILA JACKSON LEE: Um...

HANK JOHNSON: Yeah, about that...

OBAMMY: Shut up, Chuck.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 01:49 PM (4df7R)

86 Graham thought he was undercutting a Republican. Thats why the claws were out

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 01:49 PM (Dnbau)

87 I missed something. I thought you were moving to Houston, no?
Posted by: Tami at January 31, 2013 01:48 PM (X6akg)

Nope, GE corporate killed the position. Goin to Simpsonville, outside of Greenville. Just listed the house yesterday.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 31, 2013 01:49 PM (l86i3)

88 This is painful to watch.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 01:49 PM (UOM48)

89 If this had been the Gong Show how fast would have Hagel gotten the gong?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 31, 2013 01:49 PM (S7Hzw)

90 Heh. Rush just played a McCain clip from his run for prez and he mentioned Hagel as an option for SecDef. My how times change.

Posted by: Invictus at January 31, 2013 01:50 PM (OQpzc)

91 If this was an episode of Jeopardy, Hagel would have exited the stage already.

I was thinking more The Gong Show...

Posted by: @PurpAv at January 31, 2013 01:50 PM (GlnE7)

92 Yep, Hillary was the lsat appointment that Obama will make thats smarter than he is. It's gonna be a long four years.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon.
http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 31, 2013 01:43 PM (l86i3)


Rodham did her best to remedy that disparity with her international 24/7 happy hour grey matter pickling.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 31, 2013 01:50 PM (B/mBM)

93
Yep, Hillary was the lsat appointment that Obama will make thats smarter than he is. It's gonna be a long four years.Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 31, 2013 01:43 PM (l86i3)



And SHE was a miserable fuck-up. Benghazi, Arab Spring, Rest Button, Honduras, and Libya's liberation from Qadaffi.

Posted by: rd at January 31, 2013 01:50 PM (zLp5I)

94
Nope, GE corporate killed the position. Goin to Simpsonville, outside of Greenville. Just listed the house yesterday.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon.
http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 31, 2013 01:49 PM (l86i3)

Ah.....sounds like a nice move. You happy about it?

Posted by: Tami at January 31, 2013 01:50 PM (X6akg)

95 Great; anything that makes Manchin look like a clueless dickbag is an added bonus.

****

His questioning was awe-inspiring in its ability to embarrass.

Truly, truly awful.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 01:50 PM (piMMO)

96
Hagel should blame the altitude change between Nebraska and DC.
(Copied from my twitter.)

Also Hagel's a dipshit. Even Roy Freaken Blunt is hammering him.

Posted by: tsrblke at January 31, 2013 01:50 PM (GaqMa)

97 Hagel is a bad choice for this position on so many levels. Breitbart ran a story a few days ago about Hagel belonging to two peacenik groups that advocate unilateral nuclear disarmament, effing silly naive pacifist Jooo hating RINO

Posted by: Lurkasaurus at January 31, 2013 01:50 PM (3KszY)

98 >>>*rocks more* Can't sleep. Clown will eat me.

Nonsense. Lie back and relax.

Posted by: Clairabell the Cannibal at January 31, 2013 01:50 PM (3ZtZW)

99 Maybe Menedez can drop by with a few chiquitos to make this thing more interesting?

Ole!

Posted by: Marcus at January 31, 2013 01:50 PM (GGCsk)

100 uhhh..., Chuck, I'm pretty sure back in 2007 people had an inkling of cyber warfare.

Posted by: Serious Cat at January 31, 2013 01:51 PM (UypUQ)

101 Even typing C-i-C makes me want to throw up.

In some cultures, all they eat is throw up.

Posted by: White Goodman at January 31, 2013 01:51 PM (I2LwF)

102 If Hagel hates Jews, doesn't Obama (by extension) hate Jews?

I hate to be so blunt about this, but Hagel's sole qualification for SecDef appears to be that he doesn't care if Iran gets the bomb. Why else would Obama choose him?

Now, in fact, I don't really believe that Obama hates Jews; he just loves Palestinian nationalists and hates Israel.

Posted by: looking closely at January 31, 2013 01:51 PM (PwGfd)

103 "Hagel Recants: ‘Don’t Know’ of Anybody ‘Intimidated’ By Jewish Lobby"- http://bit.ly/XVGKPZ (NRO)

Posted by: 80sBaby at January 31, 2013 01:51 PM (YjDyJ)

104 And SHE was a miserable fuck-up. Benghazi, Arab Spring, Rest Button, Honduras, and Libya's liberation from Qadaffi.

****

Graham said, several days ago, that she "Got away with murder"

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 01:51 PM (piMMO)

105 to quote a movie, the bags under Chuck Hagels eyes are starting to look like Hugh Heffner's ball sack

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 01:51 PM (Dnbau)

106 91 If this was an episode of Jeopardy, Hagel would have exited the stage already.

I was thinking more The Gong Show...

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Who will be playing the role of Jaye P. Morgan and flashing the audience?

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 01:51 PM (e0xKF)

107 Graham said, several days ago, that she "Got away with murder"

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 01:51 PM (piMMO)

Yeah, but not to her...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at January 31, 2013 01:52 PM (9+ccr)

108 Nope, GE corporate killed the position. Goin to Simpsonville, outside of Greenville. Just listed the house yesterday.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon.
http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 31, 2013 01:49 PM (l86i3


OMG. My parents built a house on some acreage there when my dad retired from the Air Force. I graduated high school there. It was a sleepy little town at the time. The last time we visited Greenville, we had a hard time even finding the road where our house was.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 01:52 PM (UOM48)

109
And SHE was a miserable fuck-up. Benghazi, Arab Spring, Rest Button, Honduras, and Libya's liberation from Qadaffi.

Hey, I surrendered to the Viet Cong when I was still an amateur.

Posted by: Jonn Carry at January 31, 2013 01:52 PM (MMC8r)

110 >>>>Hagel: “I Have No Idea” Why The Iranian Regime Endorsed Me For Defense Secretary…

That should be a deal breaker right there. He is clearly either too stupid to have the position or he is outright lying*; Common guys do the right thing, for the right things sake, it's all we have left. Eh who am I kidding. Confirm him and LiB‡





*The fact that he must be one does not exclude the possibility that he could be both.

‡"it" in this case would be Israel. Then the US. Sorry guys were too stupid to have your back anymore.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at January 31, 2013 01:52 PM (0q2P7)

111 Honestly, Hagel is dumber than a bag o f hammers.

Maybe he should aim lower. This seems like a reach for him.

Posted by: Marcus at January 31, 2013 01:52 PM (GGCsk)

112 Bad thread - The sex life of stick figures.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 31, 2013 01:44 PM (S7Hzw)



Now I'm going to have to look up xkcd porn. Thanks for that.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 31, 2013 01:52 PM (VtjlW)

113 Heh. Rush just played a McCain clip from his run for prez and he mentioned Hagel as an option for SecDef. My how times change.

Posted by: Invictus at January 31, 2013 01:50 PM (OQpzc)


Someone once told me that if I voted for McCain all this shit would be happening.

A regular fucking Nostradamus, he.

Posted by: © Sponge at January 31, 2013 01:53 PM (xmcEQ)

114 Hagel - Some Village is missing their idiot and happy about it.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 31, 2013 01:53 PM (S7Hzw)

115 What's the capital of Israel Chuck?
Posted by: RWC


It's 'i'.

Duh. ( snort, grin, chuckle, six-shooter to Biden )

Posted by: Upchuck Hagel at January 31, 2013 01:53 PM (xz0nG)

116 I have an appt this afternoon and HATE missing the hearings.

There have been some really great moments thus far,

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 01:53 PM (piMMO)

117 Hagel's dumb.

And he has no background in managing large systems, and he's dumb.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 31, 2013 01:53 PM (evdj2)

118
I guess Miss Lindsay only brings the claws out when he's coming up on an election cycle.

***

He often is impressive on the Sunday talkies. He's great on foreign policy and defense. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 01:49 PM (piMMO)
He is a Scoop Jackson or Humphrey Democrat. I can respect him, but dislike his socialist statist tendencies.

Posted by: rd at January 31, 2013 01:53 PM (zLp5I)

119 He's making Biden look like a genius...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at January 31, 2013 01:54 PM (9+ccr)

120 Ah.....sounds like a nice move. You happy about it?
Posted by: Tami at January 31, 2013 01:50 PM (X6akg)


Mrs. Got a big Raise, there is a special school available for my Aspergers daughter, 2 1/2 hours from my ma instaed of 8. But.....I hate moving. It'll be fine. I'll make it that way.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 31, 2013 01:54 PM (l86i3)

121 Hagel is meant to be the fall guy, and he doesn't see it, because he's dumb.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 31, 2013 01:54 PM (evdj2)

122 It's 'i'.

Duh. ( snort, grin, chuckle, six-shooter to Biden )

****

giggle giggle giggle

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 01:54 PM (piMMO)

123 I missed Miss Lindsey earlier. So he found what passes for his balls?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 01:54 PM (UOM48)

124 82 Barky wants Hagel to be his scapegoat for all the failures that are going to be coming to fruition.

Hagel has to be dumber than a box of rocks to not see this.
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I know, PurpAv.
It's staggering that he is offering himself up for this.

There is probably a little note to himself, in all his bathrooms...right above the toilet paper:

'Wipe Front-to-Back, Not Back-to-Front'

Posted by: wheatie at January 31, 2013 01:55 PM (BZMZX)

125 Hillary was a very typical SecState for a Dem president...which is to say a disaster.

Posted by: @PurpAv at January 31, 2013 01:55 PM (GlnE7)

126 123 I missed Miss Lindsey earlier. So he found what passes for his balls?

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They were in McCain's back pocket.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 01:55 PM (e0xKF)

127 Sorry about that Alexthechick, just don't do it.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 31, 2013 01:55 PM (S7Hzw)

128 In some cultures, all they eat is throw up.
Posted by: White Goodman at January 31, 2013 01:51 PM (I2LwF)

I hear that is the norm in the fly community.

Posted by: Invictus at January 31, 2013 01:55 PM (OQpzc)

129 Why am I conflating Graham with Edwards?

Posted by: Marcus at January 31, 2013 01:55 PM (GGCsk)

130 >>>>Hagel: “I Have No Idea” Why The Iranian Regime Endorsed Me For Defense Secretary…

You know what would have endeared teh stupid fuckup to me? If he'd answered this question with, "I imagine for the same reasons that Iran endorsed President Obama's re-election." Then he'd have sat there looking smug, like he'd just said the smartest thing ever, while everyone else in the room either glared daggers at him or gaped in astonishment at his weapon's grade stupidity.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 01:55 PM (4df7R)

131 I missed Miss Lindsey earlier. So he found what passes for his balls?

***

He opened with something along the lines of "You're a good and honest man"

Hagel dropped his shoulders, and Graham went in for the kill.

It was a thing of beauty.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 01:56 PM (piMMO)

132
this hearing is like a Simpsons episode

Reporter :
Don't you think there is an inherent danger in sending unqualified, under trained civilians into space?



Homer Simpson:
The only danger is if they send us to that terrible Planet of the Apes.
Wait a minute... statue of liberty... that was our planet. You maniacs,
you blew it up. Damn you! Damn you all to hell!

Posted by: T. Hunter - let it burn at January 31, 2013 01:56 PM (EZl54)

133 Hey, Vic. Guess who's moving to SC?


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 01:45 PM (UOM4

So Dashel the commie is moving to Bluffton eh. I guess he IS a rich SOB.

Posted by: Vic at January 31, 2013 01:56 PM (53z96)

134 Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon.
http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 31, 2013 01:54 PM (l86i3)




I think you'll like it there. You'll be really close to Greenville, which is a really beautiful city, and the mountains are so close. I keep fantasizing about moving to the mountains to get away from hurricane country.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 01:56 PM (UOM48)

135 Nap time?

Posted by: Serious Cat at January 31, 2013 01:56 PM (UypUQ)

136 In Hagel's house there are two brushes. One is labeled Toilet and other is labeled Mouth. And he still gets them confused.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 31, 2013 01:56 PM (S7Hzw)

137 Mrs. Got a big Raise, there is a special school available for my Aspergers daughter, 2 1/2 hours from my ma instaed of 8. But.....I hate moving. It'll be fine. I'll make it that way.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 31, 2013 01:54 PM (l86i3)



So what you're saying is that all of your belongings need to go out boating to make the move easier?


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 31, 2013 01:56 PM (VtjlW)

138 Can you imagine a conversation between Hagel and Biden? It would be the Mensa Society for retards.

Posted by: Marcus at January 31, 2013 01:57 PM (GGCsk)

139 "Graham asked him to name one senator who was "intimidated by the Jewish lobby."

He couldn't offer one name.

Then Graham asked him why he said it."

This is so great.

Posted by: m at January 31, 2013 01:57 PM (thyCY)

140 Chuck Hagel is after school special bad, my 16 year old would do a better job. For real.

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 01:57 PM (Dnbau)

141 if he fails to become sec of defense, he is always welcome to get involved in our alum outreach program

Posted by: hitler-jugend at January 31, 2013 01:57 PM (WR5xI)

142 They were in McCain's back pocket.

***

I maintain that there's nothing wrong with Graham that can't be fixed by voting McCain out of office.

And, btw, McCain has already lined up his next protege' in Rubio.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 01:57 PM (piMMO)

143 That term "Jewish lobby" bothers me. I prefer "Jewish foyer" or maybe "Jewish mezzanine".

Posted by: Dang at January 31, 2013 01:57 PM (R18D0)

144 Hagel has the intellectual curiosity of a penis.

Posted by: Marcus at January 31, 2013 01:58 PM (GGCsk)

145 So Dashel the commie is moving to Bluffton eh. I guess he IS a rich SOB.


Posted by: Vic at January 31, 2013 01:56 PM (53z96)



Palmetto Bluff is gorgeous...and expensive. Google the Inn at Palmetto Bluff. Yikes.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 01:58 PM (UOM48)

146 Repost from the dead thread on Hagel and Inhofe...forgive me, but, I just like my Senator. I like Coburn as well and actually spent time in the seat next to him on a flight from Chicago to Tulsa when he was still a Congress Critter. We had a lovely conversation about the DOMA bill that had just passed.


He didn't vote for Kerry's confirmation either.

Inhofe was one of three, who voted against Kerry.

Cruz and Cornyn were the other two.

Posted by: wheatie at January 31, 2013 01:37 PM (BZMZX)

He also just published a book debunking Global Warming. He has been on the forefront of that.
The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at January 31, 2013 01:58 PM (kXoT0)

147 I haven't read all the comment but, has anyone noted that Hagel is none too bright yet?

Posted by: that guy that doesn't read all the comments at January 31, 2013 01:58 PM (evdj2)

148 Hagel looks rode hard and put up wet.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 01:59 PM (UOM48)

149 I'm looking at this nomination process a bit differently. What better way to show how dumb repubs are than to put a dumb repub. up in front of the nation. It's a twofer I guess. If, by chance, he gets confirmed, then his stupidity and shameless subordination to Dear Leader will also be on display.

Posted by: Soona at January 31, 2013 01:59 PM (gnJaC)

150 147 I haven't read all the comment but, has anyone noted that Hagel is none too bright yet?

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He's dimmer than a solar-powered flashlight at midnight.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 01:59 PM (e0xKF)

151 Marcus, now got the ending scene from Return of the Reanimator. Where the mouse is having to duke it out with a zombie penis.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 31, 2013 01:59 PM (S7Hzw)

152 Somebody needs to be cruel and start asking him Qs about his management style and theories on executive leadership.

Posted by: Serious Cat at January 31, 2013 01:59 PM (UypUQ)

153 Who will be playing the role of Jaye P. Morgan and flashing the audience?

Hi.

Posted by: Barbara "BoomBoom" Mikulski at January 31, 2013 01:59 PM (ZKzrr)

154 I haven't read all the comment but, has anyone noted that Hagel is none too bright yet?

****

No.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 01:59 PM (piMMO)

155 That term "Jewish lobby" bothers me. I prefer "Jewish foyer" or maybe "Jewish mezzanine".
Posted by: Dang at January 31, 2013 01:57 PM (R18D0)


Jewish Parlor.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 01:59 PM (4df7R)

156 I think you'll like it there. You'll be really close to Greenville, which is a really beautiful city, and the mountains are so close. I keep fantasizing about moving to the mountains to get away from hurricane country.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 01:56 PM (UOM4


Thank you, I need good vibes. I'm goin in blind.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 31, 2013 01:59 PM (l86i3)

157 This just in:Republicans Senators heckle Hagel during confirmation hearing.
edited video at 11

Posted by: MSNBC at January 31, 2013 01:59 PM (SO2Q8)

158 Somebody needs to be cruel and start asking him Qs about his management style and theories on executive leadership.

***

I can't wait for the second round.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 01:59 PM (piMMO)

159 I like bagels, what do those Republicans have against them

Posted by: Joey Biden, the Dunce and Future King at January 31, 2013 02:00 PM (3KszY)

160 You know what would have endeared teh stupid fuckup
to me? If he'd answered this question with, "I imagine for the same
reasons that Iran endorsed President Obama's re-election." Then he'd
have sat there looking smug, like he'd just said the smartest thing
ever, while everyone else in the room either glared daggers at him or
gaped in astonishment at his weapon's grade stupidity.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 01:55 PM (4df7R)


They'd have to take MSDNC off the air until they got their official marching orders of how to respond to that.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 31, 2013 02:00 PM (B/mBM)

161 158 Somebody needs to be cruel and start asking him Qs about his management style and theories on executive leadership.

***

I can't wait for the second round.

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They may throw in the towel when he retires to his corner after the bell.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 02:00 PM (e0xKF)

162 This type of weapons grade stupid is a prime example of a WMD. As such it needs to be banned.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - there on Thunder Island! at January 31, 2013 02:00 PM (hLRSq)

163 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 31, 2013 02:00 PM (/eBe8)

164 Did they serve bagels and lox before the hearing?

Posted by: © Sponge at January 31, 2013 02:01 PM (xmcEQ)

165 lol @ Mikey NTH

Posted by: Serious Cat at January 31, 2013 02:01 PM (UypUQ)

166 Senator Hagel, what do you read?

Posted by: Katie Couric at January 31, 2013 02:01 PM (LCRYB)

167 seriously, he sounds like he's running for class president in middle school. No clue

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 02:01 PM (Dnbau)

168 This type of weapons grade stupid is a prime example of a WMD. As such it needs to be banned.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - there on Thunder Island! at January 31, 2013 02:00 PM (hLRSq)


You could even call it "assault stupidity."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 02:01 PM (4df7R)

169 153 Who will be playing the role of Jaye P. Morgan and flashing the audience?

Hi.

Posted by: Barbara "BoomBoom" Mikulski at January 31, 2013 01:59 PM (ZKzrr)

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MY EYES! ZE GOGGLES, ZE DO NOZING!

Posted by: Ranier Wolfcastle at January 31, 2013 02:01 PM (e0xKF)

170 I haven't read all the comment but, has anyone noted that Hagel is none too bright yet?

I got the impression Ace implied that in the headline, but there were words with more than one syllable, so I'm not sure.

Posted by: jwb7605 (Let It Burn) at January 31, 2013 02:01 PM (Qxe/p)

171
So what you're saying is that all of your belongings need to go out boating to make the move easier?


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 31, 2013 01:56 PM (VtjlW)

For living with 5 females, 3 blondes and two Puggles, we are remarkably light. My wife is the Anti Hoarder. If she hasn't touched it in six months it gets sold donated or shitcanned.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 31, 2013 02:01 PM (l86i3)

172 >151
Marcus, now got the ending scene from Return of the Reanimator. Where the mouse is having to duke it out with a zombie penis. <

Yes. Except a penis just does what it does.

On the other hand, Hagel has no idea what the fook he's doing.

Posted by: Marcus at January 31, 2013 02:01 PM (GGCsk)

173 It's Pokeeston, dammit!

Posted by: Preznit Choom at January 31, 2013 02:02 PM (UOM48)

174 >> Seeing someone stumble and bumble for 90 seconds is no big deal; but ten minutes of stumbling and bumbling looks dumb.

Maybe he had back surgery recently and is on some pain meds.

Posted by: Rick Perry at January 31, 2013 02:02 PM (C/NnJ)

175 Did he get the coveted Code Pink endorsement? Can someone contact Medea Benjamin.

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 02:02 PM (Dnbau)

176 102 --- "I hate to be so blunt about this, but Hagel's sole qualification for SecDef appears to be that he doesn't care if Iran gets the bomb. Why else would Obama choose him?"

Posted by: looking closely at January 31, 2013 01:51 PM (PwGfd)

Because he is nominally a Republican, even though he's been out of office for a while and endorsed Obama. Obama wants to pretend his foreign policy and his decimation of the military is "bipartisan."

If all he wanted were a pro-Iranian, pro-Pali, anti-Zionist guy, he'd have no problem finding a Democrat to take the position. They're a dime a dozen.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 31, 2013 02:02 PM (C8mVl)

177 Senator Hagel, what do you read?
Posted by: Katie Couric


( grimace )

"I've read What before. Good publication. Top notch reporting."

Posted by: Upchuck Hagel at January 31, 2013 02:03 PM (xz0nG)

178 Sen. Graham at the conclusion of the hearings. "So Mr. Hagel how do you feel about these proceedings?"

Long silence as everyone looks at Hagel. His eyes dart left then right and he sees all these faces looking back at him with curiosity in some and disgust in others. The silence stretches as sweat pops out on Hagel's forehead. And then he leaps up and runs for the back of the room.

His last words are heard to echo down the corridors, "They hate me! They really hate me!"

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 31, 2013 02:03 PM (S7Hzw)

179 ohhh TED CRUZ. popcorn

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 02:03 PM (Dnbau)

180 Picking Hagel exemplifies why the neo-nazi types found Obama to be, while not preferable,acceptable to begin with: They percieved Obama to be anti-Israel and by extension anti-Jew. In that respect they were correct.

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at January 31, 2013 02:03 PM (3ZtZW)

181 Hooboy, here comes Cruz!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 02:03 PM (UOM48)

182 Alright Brain...It's all up to you.

Posted by: Inside the MInd of Chuck Hagel at January 31, 2013 02:03 PM (EZl54)

183 If all he wanted were a pro-Iranian, pro-Pali, anti-Zionist guy, he'd have no problem finding a Democrat to take the position. They're a dime a dozen.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 31, 2013 02:02 PM (C8mVl)


Throw a rock anywhere near DNC HQ and you'll hit at least five.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 02:03 PM (4df7R)

184 Ted Cruz up now and thanking him for his service to the country.

Let's see where he goes from here.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 02:04 PM (piMMO)

185 Boom!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 02:04 PM (UOM48)

186 Since Hagel probably isn't going to get the job do you suppose Debbie Wassermann Schultz is interested?

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at January 31, 2013 02:04 PM (9+ccr)

187 182 Alright Brain...It's all up to you.

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That's it, I'm outta here... *feet on stairway, slamming door*

Posted by: Hagel's Brain at January 31, 2013 02:04 PM (e0xKF)

188 Hagel's balls just crawled up inside him.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 02:04 PM (UOM48)

189 I think you'll like it there. You'll be really close
to Greenville, which is a really beautiful city, and the mountains are
so close. I keep fantasizing about moving to the mountains to get away
from hurricane country.




Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 01:56 PM (UOM4

Yes, one of the most beautiful parts of the State. Also one of the more expensive parts for that very reason.

Posted by: Vic at January 31, 2013 02:04 PM (53z96)

190 OSP, did you marry her while in the Navy? If yes then she has mastered the PCS tango.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 31, 2013 02:05 PM (S7Hzw)

191 Mother. Fucker. I just sucked myself into an xkcd hole.


I blame everyone but me.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 31, 2013 02:05 PM (VtjlW)

192 me likey Ted Cruz

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 02:05 PM (Dnbau)

193 His last words are heard to echo down the corridors, "They hate me! They really hate me!"
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 31, 2013 02:03 PM (S7Hzw)


I'm picturing the scene in "Red Dwarf" when Rimmer is trying to take the exam for promotion, can't understand a word of it, and ends up just slamming his hand down on the page to leave a big inky handprint before fainting dead away.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 02:05 PM (4df7R)

194 But our leaders are the smartest people ever........

Geez being alive today really kinda sucks.

Posted by: © Sponge at January 31, 2013 02:05 PM (xmcEQ)

195 191 Mother. Fucker. I just sucked myself into an xkcd hole.


I blame everyone but me.

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What does an "xkcd hole" look like? This? "*"

Posted by: Hagel's Brain at January 31, 2013 02:06 PM (e0xKF)

196 OSP, did you marry her while in the Navy? If yes then she has mastered the PCS tango.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 31, 2013 02:05 PM (S7Hzw)

No, I was working at the Motorcycle factory when we met.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 31, 2013 02:06 PM (l86i3)

197 AL Jazeera interview being played.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 02:06 PM (piMMO)

198 Hagel now clutching his balls under the table

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 02:06 PM (Dnbau)

199 I'm still sticking to my premise. After these hearings, whether he's confirmed or not, the MFM will hold the Hagel up as an example of the intelligence of the repub party.

And to be honest, I wouldn't be able to refute it.

Posted by: Soona at January 31, 2013 02:06 PM (gnJaC)

200 SecDef is one of the hardest jobs in the world, Hagel just doesn't meet the minimum requirements. Just recent history, Rumsfeld, Gates, Panetta - players, Hagel just doesn't have it.

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2013 02:06 PM (Is+Nb)

201 No, I was working at the Motorcycle factory when we met.

***

And modeling chaps?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 02:06 PM (piMMO)

202 Hagel has the intellectual curiosity of a penis.


When he goes home tonight he probably won't remember any of this.

Posted by: eleven at January 31, 2013 02:07 PM (KXm42)

203 152
Somebody needs to be cruel and start asking him Qs about his management style and theories on executive leadership.


He's a graduate of the Sponge Bob school of management and leadership.

Posted by: @PurpAv at January 31, 2013 02:07 PM (GlnE7)

204 People can come up with statistics to prove anything, Senator. Forty percent of people know that.

Posted by: Inside the MInd of Chuck Hagel at January 31, 2013 02:07 PM (EZl54)

205 Geez being alive today really kinda sucks.

Beats a dirt nap.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2013 02:07 PM (GFM2b)

206 Is this the Arabic version of CSPAN callers?

Posted by: Serious Cat at January 31, 2013 02:07 PM (UypUQ)

207 North Korea - reason to go to war?


http://tinyurl.com/a6h53s6

Posted by: RWC at January 31, 2013 02:07 PM (fWAjv)

208 200 posts and no Fredo joke?

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 31, 2013 02:07 PM (xGlYu)

209 >His wife is extremely thin too. Must be like two stick people having sex.


Posted by: Tami at January 31, 2013 01:40 PM (X6akg)

Whoa. Stick people should NOT have sexhttp://is.gd/E9fMUo

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 31, 2013 02:07 PM (8sCoq)

210 Yikes. Damn. Fuuuk.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 02:07 PM (UOM48)

211 Cruz KABOOM!!!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 02:08 PM (piMMO)

212 Yes, they all are beating up on him. And every one of them will vote to confirm him.

Posted by: Vic at January 31, 2013 02:08 PM (53z96)

213 JJJOOOOOSSSS

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 02:08 PM (Dnbau)

214 Makes no difference. Confirmation 100% guaranteed.

Posted by: rrpjr at January 31, 2013 02:08 PM (hd0NC)

215 Watching the internet's lefties blame the ZOG for Hagel's neocon grilling in real time is...fun. THEY CAN SEE THE STRINGS, MAN. Especially from London. Parallax or something? I guess.

Hey. Any of you guys wanna start up a Nuke England PAC with me? I'm half a Joo, so it's 50/50 I can get that crater smokin'. My dad used to be pals with Schumer, and I'm probably related to Weiner, who'll be back on top of shit shortly.

I mean, look. We can tip off all seven reasonably good-looking women on the Isles to flee before it all goes up. Kidnap them, even, if that's your thing. I'm not a purist. All I really demand is the crater.

Posted by: oblig. at January 31, 2013 02:08 PM (cePv8)

216 Yikes. Damn. Fuuuk.

***

It's getting painful!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 02:08 PM (piMMO)

217 200 SecDef is one of the hardest jobs in the world, Hagel just doesn't meet the minimum requirements. Just recent history, Rumsfeld, Gates, Panetta - players, Hagel just doesn't have it.

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I'll remind everyone that Sen. John Tower got voted down by a Democrat Sentate in 1989 over far less than this travesty of a hearing.

OTOH, the plus is that we got Warcock Cheney as SecDef after that.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 02:08 PM (e0xKF)

218 I think this may be relevant to this here smart military blog


http://xkcd.com/1144/

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 31, 2013 02:08 PM (VtjlW)

219 I;m smaaahtt, and I want respec

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 02:08 PM (Dnbau)

220 When he goes home tonight he probably won't remember any of this.

Single malt lobotomy...

Posted by: @PurpAv at January 31, 2013 02:08 PM (GlnE7)

221 By the end of these hearings, Hagel just might be in the Dominican Republic being managed by a pimp while living in Charlie Rangel's vacation home.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 31, 2013 02:08 PM (S7Hzw)

222 He's a graduate of the Sponge Bob school of management and leadership.

Hey now. SpongeBob is a competent fry cook. Hagel can only dream of being that useful to society.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 31, 2013 02:09 PM (ZKzrr)

223 If he's confirmed, our military is totally fucked. Cannot. Wait. for our kid to be out.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 02:09 PM (UOM48)

224 If I were queer I might hit on Ted Cruz.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 31, 2013 02:09 PM (GsoHv)

225 And modeling chaps?
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 02:06 PM (piMMO)

Actually yes, I was in the 1993 motorclothes cataloge modeling chaps and a matching jacket.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 31, 2013 02:09 PM (l86i3)

226 Whoa. Stick people should NOT have sex

Sorry. Internet + Rule 34. It's a rule.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2013 02:09 PM (GFM2b)

227 He's getting "Cruzed."


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 02:09 PM (UOM48)

228 Hey, Hagel doesn't know the first rule of holes!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 31, 2013 02:09 PM (GsoHv)

229 146 Repost from the dead thread on Hagel and Inhofe...forgive me, but, I just like my Senator. I like Coburn as well...

Me too, Sherry.
I am proud of both our senators, Inhofe and Coburn.
Although, Inhofe has consistently shown bigger balls than Coburn.

And yeah...Inhofe has been fighting the global warming hoax longer than anyone else in the Senate.

Posted by: wheatie at January 31, 2013 02:10 PM (BZMZX)

230 I am not so sure they will vote for Hagel. Cruz isn't. I don't think Graham will.

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 02:10 PM (Dnbau)

231 Obama nominated Hagel for one main reason. He wanted a Republican brand as cover for his dismantling of the military. And no Republican was a better fit than a Vietnam Vet that adamantly opposed Bush and the Iraq War.

Posted by: polynikes at January 31, 2013 02:10 PM (m2CN7)

232 If I were queer I might hit on Ted Cruz.

****

serious audio bomb

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 02:10 PM (piMMO)

233 Do I know what rhetorical means?

Posted by: Inside the Mind of Chuck Hagel at January 31, 2013 02:10 PM (EZl54)

234 I've said man, many times Senator that every nation has a right to defend itself.

Except Israel.

Posted by: Chuck Hagel at January 31, 2013 02:10 PM (sbV1u)

235 Can't they just call it a day and let this poor schmuck slink away?

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at January 31, 2013 02:10 PM (9+ccr)

236 I am not so sure they will vote for Hagel. Cruz isn't. I don't think Graham will.

***

Ayotte either.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 02:10 PM (piMMO)

237 Ted Cruz... wow.

He's playing old tapes of Hagel agreeing with questioners about Israel's "war crimes" and "sickening slaughter" of Hezballah terrorists.

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2013 02:10 PM (LCRYB)

238 And only people who bought Amy Lynn might stand a chance of figuring out which model in that 1993 catalog is OSP.

So go buy his book!!!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 31, 2013 02:10 PM (S7Hzw)

239 Cruz control, Hagel is experiencing it

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 02:10 PM (Dnbau)

240 Can't they just call it a day and let this poor schmuck slink away?

***

hell no!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 02:11 PM (piMMO)

241 227 He's getting "Cruzed."

---

Wait, I thought that was what Miss Lindsay and Senator Wide Stance did.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 02:11 PM (e0xKF)

242 As much fun as it is to watch him self destruct....

He's still going to be confirmed.

Unfortunately.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 31, 2013 02:11 PM (sbV1u)

243 When does the fact that Obama only nominates incompetent boobs ever come back to haunt him. His judgement on everything should be questioned if he can only think of these doofuses for State and Defense.

Posted by: jd at January 31, 2013 02:11 PM (y53d1)

244 The jewish lobby/bankster/koch team have gotten to the republican senate, look at them beat up on that really nice Hagel!

Posted by: ette at January 31, 2013 02:11 PM (nqBYe)

245 Hagel is no dumber than Kerry (damning with faint praise), nor has he taken any more stupid or harmful positions than Lurch has. Yet the SecState hearings were a love-in.

Posted by: somebody else, not me at January 31, 2013 02:11 PM (nZvGM)

246 Hagel is dumb, inexperienced and unqualified. For Obama's purposes that's a feature, not a bug.

Dumb, inexperienced, unqualified people are easy to manipulate. A smarter, more experienced and qualified nominee would be more prone to pushing back against bad administration policy.

A dumb, inexperienced, unqualified candidate with a sympathetic view of our enemies like Hagel? He'll gladly push whatever dumb and harmful policy you tell him to, without a word of dissent.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 31, 2013 02:11 PM (SY2Kh)

247 "He can try, but I think that there will be a number of Dems who vote
against him because he's too much of a clueless putz. And this is a
body that includes Liawatha, Patty Murray, and Barbara Boxer in its
numbers."

Me too!

Posted by: Al Franken at January 31, 2013 02:11 PM (VrNoa)

248 He's getting "Cruzed."

Is that our new synonym for Sodomized?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 31, 2013 02:11 PM (l86i3)

249 Hey, Hagel doesn't know the first rule of holes!


Never talk about holes!

Posted by: Call me Chuck at January 31, 2013 02:12 PM (KXm42)

250 Chuck Hagel had problems explaining his past statements on “the Jewish Lobby” during today’s hearing: “I should’ve said, ‘Pro-Israel Lobby.’ I think it’s the only time on the record that I’ve ever said that.” Only time on the record? Does this mean he’s been critical of the “Jewish Lobby” in private? Very reassuring. Then, he tried to replace his use of “intimidation” in the original statement (“The Jewish Lobby intimidates a lot of people up here”) with “influence.” Good to know.

http://bit.ly/11aQX2C (NRO)


Posted by: 80sBaby at January 31, 2013 02:12 PM (YjDyJ)

251 So you all think he'll be confirmed? Holy shit...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at January 31, 2013 02:12 PM (9+ccr)

252 Ted Cruz... wow.


Posted by: ace at January 31, 2013 02:10 PM (LCRYB)

Too late. He's mine!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 31, 2013 02:12 PM (GsoHv)

253 I love watching Sen. Graham at work in these hearings. He's brutal.

Unfortunately it's like watching your favorite QB rack up 63 points in the first half only to come back out of the locker room and decide to forfeit.

Posted by: benjamin at January 31, 2013 02:12 PM (8N+Hl)

254 He's getting "Cruzed."

Is that our new synonym for Sodomized?


***

Just a different spelling.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 02:12 PM (piMMO)

255 goooo cruz!

Posted by: ette at January 31, 2013 02:12 PM (nqBYe)

256 he is taking a Cruz missile up his squeak hole

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 02:12 PM (Dnbau)

257 As someone said yesterday, thank the powers that be that the RNC found this Cruz fellow.

Posted by: RWC at January 31, 2013 02:12 PM (fWAjv)

258 I'm really liking Ted Cruz. Wow.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 02:12 PM (UOM48)

259 Ace, I hope you caught Graham earlier.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 02:13 PM (piMMO)

260 Actually Kerry is a Dem. Hagel is an alleged R. If they force TFG to put a Dem in as SecDef they dodge that blame bullet.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 31, 2013 02:13 PM (S7Hzw)

261 *SNORT* So I just heard a bit of Cruz's questioning. Love this. Make him squirm, Teddy!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 02:13 PM (4df7R)

262 hmm, Cruz,
writes doodles on my desk

cruz...

Posted by: ette at January 31, 2013 02:13 PM (nqBYe)

263 My wife is the Anti Hoarder. If she hasn't touched it in six months it gets sold donated or shitcanned.Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. Can I borrow her for a few months?

Posted by: jwest at January 31, 2013 02:13 PM (ZDsRL)

264 I think'd it'd be fun if Ron Paul could question him...

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 31, 2013 02:13 PM (SO2Q8)

265 253 I love watching Sen. Graham at work in these hearings. He's brutal.

Unfortunately it's like watching your favorite QB rack up 63 points in the first half only to come back out of the locker room and decide to forfeit.

---

I compare it to having Aaron Brooks as your QB.

You never know whether he will miraculously get you a TD or if he'll try to hike the ball from under the guard instead of the center.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 02:13 PM (e0xKF)

266 Ru Paul tops Pierce Morgan 565,000 to 545,000 in ratings showdown from Drudge.

Posted by: Butters at January 31, 2013 02:13 PM (NIZHJ)

267 Bu-bu-but there was no transcript!

Posted by: Serious Cat at January 31, 2013 02:13 PM (UypUQ)

268 Cruz control, Hagel is experiencing it


So he's getting rode harder than OSP's motorcycle chaps?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2013 02:13 PM (GFM2b)

269 So Cruz told Levin, "Fuck you."????

::: swoon ::::

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 31, 2013 02:13 PM (sbV1u)

270 So I guess Ted Cruz can expect an ewok going through his garbage soon.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 02:13 PM (UOM48)

271 In the Big Picture Sec State doesn't matter, if the WH wants to run FP from their shop (and this WH does). SecDef OTOH matters, a lot.

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2013 02:14 PM (Is+Nb)

272 Too late. He's mine!


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 31, 2013 02:12 PM (GsoHv)

back away now!

Posted by: ette at January 31, 2013 02:14 PM (nqBYe)

273 Somebody needs to be cruel and start asking him Qs about his management style and theories on executive leadership.

Mine is the Wizard of Oz.

That guy knew how to run an operation.

Nobody sees you. No way, no how. There's a fat green guy who stands at the door and says so.

When they get close, all they see is a big projected head and an amplified voice that yells at them and tells them to achieve impossible tasks.




Posted by: AmishDude at January 31, 2013 02:14 PM (xSegX)

274 As I've said before about Hagel, find me just one picture of him down through the years wear he doesn't have the furrowed brow of a confused hound.

Intelligence is very reliably is apparent in the eyes of anyone in gifted with it. You may not be able to scale it in a quantifiable manner, but you know it when you see it, the same way that drugged or drunken stupor can't be concealed.

In Hagel's case there has never been ANY evidence of mental acuity beyond the level of finger counting and curse words.

He's an easily led dope, or even worse, a useful idiot.



Posted by: ontherocks at January 31, 2013 02:14 PM (aZ6ew)

275 So he's getting rode harder than OSP's motorcycle chaps?

---

Hagel : Cruz :: Caleb Moore : snowmobile

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 02:15 PM (e0xKF)

276 Cruz was a tea party pick and NOT supported by the pub leadership in the primaries.

Who's your Daddy now??

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 02:15 PM (Dnbau)

277
A longer clip...

...Of Tennessee Tuxedo and Chumlee.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at January 31, 2013 02:15 PM (tcw1u)

278 "When they get close, all they see is a big projected head and an amplified voice....."




I believe you.





Posted by: Tami at January 31, 2013 02:15 PM (X6akg)

279 writes doodles on my desk cruz... Posted by: ette at January 31, 2013 02:13 PM (nqBYe)

I see it.

You're writing "Mrs. ette Cruz" over and over and over again.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 31, 2013 02:15 PM (sbV1u)

280 He's an easily led dope, or even worse, a useful idiot.



For Commander Clusterfuck, that's a feature, not a bug.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 02:15 PM (UOM48)

281 It's a trap.

But I can't escape.

Because of the Jewish lobby. And I'm too dumb.

Posted by: Inside the Mind of Chuck Hagel at January 31, 2013 02:16 PM (EZl54)

282 Seriously, we need to find more people like Cruz and get them to run.

Posted by: Serious Cat at January 31, 2013 02:16 PM (UypUQ)

283 My wife is the Anti Hoarder. If she hasn't touched it in six months it
gets sold donated or shitcanned.Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of
Amy Lynn

i have the one year rule.

cuz seasons /clothes etc.
what i do hoard is bedding.

it's a thing with me.
never too many blankets. and they must be pretty.

Posted by: ette at January 31, 2013 02:16 PM (nqBYe)

284 I think'd it'd be fun if Ron Paul could question him...

****

I was hoping the committee would invite Rand.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 02:16 PM (piMMO)

285



Anti-Semitic/Anti-Israel MJ Rosenberg Says He “Talked About Israel” With Hagel, “Happily He’s Lying Today”…

I have no doubts former Senior Foreign Policy Fellow at Media Matters (fired for anti-Semitic rants) and current Huffington Post writer, MJ Rosenberg, is telling the truth here:


Rosenberg also penned an op-ed for Al Jazeera cheering Hagel’s nomination.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 31, 2013 02:16 PM (9Bj8R)

286 257
As someone said yesterday, thank the powers that be that the RNC found this Cruz fellow.

Posted by: RWC at January 31, 2013 02:12 PM (fWAjv)
RNC didnt support him.They had their extablishment candidate.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright Damns the Imoral shitfuckstained in the tank media at January 31, 2013 02:16 PM (+OTLF)

287 So he's getting rode harder than OSP's motorcycle chaps?
Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2013 02:13 PM (GFM2b)


I knew better, why oh why? I knew better.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 31, 2013 02:16 PM (l86i3)

288 Wow, I now have zero confidence that what I preview will appear as is in the comments.
Yikes.

......watch this one drop off a cliff.

Posted by: ontherocks at January 31, 2013 02:16 PM (aZ6ew)

289 Sean, forgive me.
he is making me swoon over here. give me a moment to recover myself.

Posted by: ette at January 31, 2013 02:17 PM (nqBYe)

290 Too late. He's mine!


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 31, 2013 02:12 PM (GsoHv)

back away now!
Posted by: ette at January 31, 2013 02:14 PM (nqBYe)



Now, now, now, I think we can all agree the only way to solve this is by jousting. Bannion, go get the Court Jester to saddle up Ripper and Slayer.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 31, 2013 02:17 PM (VtjlW)

291 Cruz is my Senator. Mine. All. Mine.

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 02:17 PM (Dnbau)

292 He's an easily led dope, or even worse, a useful idiot.

Come now, why limit ourselves? Can he not be both?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 02:17 PM (4df7R)

293 I told people a long time ago that Cruz was the 'Rubio' people were looking for. Unfortunately my crush was diminished a bit by his comments about Romney after the election. They were unnecessary for public consumption. That said, I may not have a crushany longer but my confidence in his abilities and positions have not diminished at all. And that is what counts.

Posted by: polynikes at January 31, 2013 02:17 PM (m2CN7)

294 Weekly Standard is reporting Rubio will not vote for Hagel.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2013 02:17 PM (r2PLg)

295 cuz seasons /clothes etc.
what i do hoard is bedding.

it's a thing with me.
never too many blankets. and they must be pretty.

***

Bedding and dishes for me.

I have OCPD so it's a real fight every day not to hoard everything.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 02:17 PM (piMMO)

296 Yes, they all are beating up on him. And every one of them will vote to confirm him.
Posted by: Vic at January 31, 2013 02:08 PM (53z96)


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


The dem senators will be whipped to vote in a bloc. They'll be promising some of the weaker repubs with pork later on in order to get the required votes. Hagel will be confirmed.

This is the guy Dear Leader wants. No one defies Dear Leader.

Posted by: Soona at January 31, 2013 02:17 PM (gnJaC)

297 Mine is the Wizard of Oz.


I'd go with Goldfinger. Great minions.

Posted by: eleven at January 31, 2013 02:18 PM (KXm42)

298 Sorry OSP. Low hanging fruit + softball bat.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2013 02:18 PM (GFM2b)

299 Plus, I voted for Cruz. Mine.

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 02:18 PM (Dnbau)

300
Oh for crying out loud people.
What difference does it make if he doesn't like da joos?
Joos are going to vote for Democrats no matter what.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 31, 2013 02:18 PM (mETGQ)

301
My wife made 8 to 10 trips yesterday taking seasonal stuff out of the basement to the warehouse (because the storage unit is packed full).

God help us if we ever have to move.

Posted by: jwest at January 31, 2013 02:18 PM (ZDsRL)

302 i thought I would tune into the beat down but this lady just seems to be serving up softballs

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 31, 2013 02:18 PM (8sCoq)

303 Oh hell I think I missed Cruz beating his brains out

Posted by: gigg at January 31, 2013 02:18 PM (41VCE)

304 We think that Hillary Clinton would be a great Secratery of Defense. She is smart, a good communicator, well respected around the world and a pleasent caring person. presdent obama should nominate her as the first minority woman SecDef ..............

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, Vt and Proud of it !!!!!!!!!! at January 31, 2013 02:18 PM (R8X+X)

305 RNC didnt support him.They had their extablishment candidate.
Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright Damns the Imoral shitfuckstained in the tank media at January 31, 2013 02:16 PM (+OTLF)


I believe that's the point the original commenter is trying to make, in snarktastic fashion.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 02:18 PM (4df7R)

306 Mustn't forget the Muslim outreach angle. He's quite capable of that, I bet.

Posted by: Marquee at January 31, 2013 02:18 PM (Xwgt3)

307 294 Weekly Standard is reporting Rubio will not vote for Hagel.

---

At this point, I'm more curious who would vote for him outside of Collins (RINO-ME).

The New England RINO reserve has been depleted and most of the other usual suspects like Juan McSame and Miss Lindsay are pulling out the long knives for him.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 02:19 PM (e0xKF)

308 I understand that Hagel has some bad blood with a few older Dim Senators, I doubt they vote against him - but if they had a schedule conflict they might not post.

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2013 02:19 PM (Is+Nb)

309 Cruz just played tapes of Hagel being Hagel. It was devastating

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 02:20 PM (Dnbau)

310 This Dem scrunt is tossing softballs and is boring.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 02:20 PM (UOM48)

311 Plus, I voted for Cruz. Mine.

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 02:18 PM (Dnbau)

no!
ok... breathes deeply, how can we come to a peaceful conclusion here?

Posted by: ette at January 31, 2013 02:20 PM (nqBYe)

312 yeah this broad is just giving Hagel's balls a thorough wash n wax

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 31, 2013 02:20 PM (8sCoq)

313 I knew better, why oh why? I knew better.

***


You let that cat out of the bag about a year ago. You didn't think I'd forget did you?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 02:20 PM (piMMO)

314 At this point, I'm more curious who would vote for him outside of Collins (RINO-ME).

The New England RINO reserve has been depleted and most of the other usual suspects like Juan McSame and Miss Lindsay are pulling out the long knives for him.
Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 02:19 PM (e0xKF)

______________

I'm wondering the same thing.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2013 02:21 PM (r2PLg)

315
310 This Dem scrunt is tossing softballs and is boring.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 02:20 PM (UOM4


Who is it?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 02:21 PM (4df7R)

316 Now, now, now, I think we can all agree the only way to solve this is by jousting. Bannion, go get the Court Jester to saddle up Ripper and Slayer. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 31, 2013 02:17 PM (VtjlW)

Will do, my Queen.

However the Horde was also hoping for the Ginger Joust Doubleheader later today. Bread and Circuses and all that.

We'll just have to hose off the gore very quickly to reset for the doubleheader.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 31, 2013 02:21 PM (sbV1u)

317 Plus, I voted for Cruz. Mine.

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 02:18 PM (Dnbau)

no!
ok... breathes deeply, how can we come to a peaceful conclusion here?

Mud wrestle.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2013 02:21 PM (GFM2b)

318 I suspect that from Obama's point of view:

A. Hagel rejected: The spin will be about fanatical, unreasonable Republicans rejecting his attempt at bi-partisan compromise.

B. Hagel confirmed: He gains a useful dupe to help with his unstated but obvious goals: the destruction of Israel, a second Holocaust, and a complete islamofascist takeover of the Middle East.

Posted by: Stu-22 at January 31, 2013 02:22 PM (k4bdL)

319 MWR, it's Mazie Hirono D-HI.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 02:22 PM (UOM48)

320 @265 - the fact is there are some areas at which Lindsey Graham may be the sharpest blade in the Senate.

He'd have made a great SecState or SecDef himself (preferably under a President less committed to dismantling this country.)

He does, of course, stick his nose into things we're not going to agree with him on, but within his realm of expertise there are few better.

Posted by: JEM at January 31, 2013 02:22 PM (o+SC1)

321 Green energy????QQ!!!!!!

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 02:22 PM (Dnbau)

322 290 Now, now, now, I think we can all agree the only way to solve this is by jousting. Bannion, go get the Court Jester to saddle up Ripper and Slayer.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 31, 2013 02:17 PM (VtjlW)



Your words are hurtful.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 31, 2013 02:22 PM (ql98g)

323 Who is it? Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 02:21 PM (4df7

Hirono from Hawaii

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 31, 2013 02:22 PM (sbV1u)

324 Mud Pudding wrestle.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2013 02:21 PM (GFM2b)


Fixed to be AoSHQ compliant.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 02:22 PM (4df7R)

325 Deploying renewable fuels?? God damn these fucking people.

Posted by: gigg at January 31, 2013 02:22 PM (41VCE)

326 309 Cruz just played tapes of Hagel being Hagel. It was devastating

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 02:20 PM (Dnbau)

Yeah. You know he had a big OH SHIT going on in his mind.

Posted by: RWC at January 31, 2013 02:22 PM (fWAjv)

327 Chuckagle - I choose you! (to be my scapegoat)

Posted by: President Ketchum at January 31, 2013 02:23 PM (/eBe8)

328 My wife made 8 to 10 trips yesterday taking seasonal
stuff out of the basement to the warehouse (because the storage unit is
packed full).

God help us if we ever have to move.

Posted by: jwest at January 31, 2013 02:18 PM (ZDsRL)


So, how long until we see your stuff on Storage Wars?

Posted by: © Sponge at January 31, 2013 02:23 PM (xmcEQ)

329 Jeeebus....green energy??

*pounds head on desk...violently*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 31, 2013 02:23 PM (UOM48)

330 no!

ok... breathes deeply, how can we come to a peaceful conclusion here?



Mud wrestle.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2013 02:21 PM (GFM2b)

ew i don't 'do ' mud,
maybe chocolate , if strawberries will be in a pretty bowl set aside for my victory.

Posted by: ette at January 31, 2013 02:23 PM (nqBYe)

331 320 @265 - the fact is there are some areas at which Lindsey Graham may be the sharpest blade in the Senate.

He'd have made a great SecState or SecDef himself (preferably under a President less committed to dismantling this country.)

He does, of course, stick his nose into things we're not going to agree with him on, but within his realm of expertise there are few better.

---

My point with the Brooks comparison is that you're not sure if you're going to end up with something very impressive or a mega-facepalm.

If he were more consistent in fighting for the party instead of being McCain's eunuch, I wouldn't have as much contempt towards him.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 02:23 PM (e0xKF)

332 Thanks, Jane and Bannion! I can't watch or listen at the moment, so I'm living vicariously through the Horde.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 02:23 PM (4df7R)

333 You let that cat out of the bag about a year ago. You didn't think I'd forget did you?
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 02:20 PM (piMMO)

That's right, you people forget nothing.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 31, 2013 02:23 PM (l86i3)

334 Posted by: President Ketchum at January 31, 2013 02:23 PM (/eBe



Is that a Dennis the Menace reference?

Posted by: © Sponge at January 31, 2013 02:24 PM (xmcEQ)

335 wow,this scrunt is even dumber than me

Posted by: Inside the Mind of Chuck Hagel at January 31, 2013 02:24 PM (EZl54)

336 Having just slobbered over Winter Soldier Kerry, the Senate might, MIGHT, feel freer to kick Hagel to the curb. I'm not optimistic, but we'll see.

I just hope the GOP stands against him, but.....

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 31, 2013 02:24 PM (C8mVl)

337 While Hagel looks as dazed and confused as Spicoli before the world, there is the real world. The PRC Navy [PLAN] just started their first West Pacific training exercise of the year.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 31, 2013 02:24 PM (S7Hzw)

338 Green energy? Seriously? WTF does that have to do with being SecDef?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 02:24 PM (4df7R)

339 Not to get all brainy and shit, but isn't this just an example of Hegelian dialectic?
The thesis of Hegels anti-semitism giving rise to the contradicting antithesis of Hegel being pro-israel. From this arises a tension, resolved by the synthesis of everyone realizing he is a lying crap-weasel?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 31, 2013 02:24 PM (SO2Q8)

340 Anyway who cares about this? I think that Michele Obam's hair style is great. She is presenting the United Staes in grand fashsion. Who cares about this Hagel guy and wars anyway.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, Vt and Proud of it !!!!!!!!!! at January 31, 2013 02:24 PM (3lMGK)

341 I'd take Lindsay as SecDef under Obama - he'd fight everything Barry wanted to do.

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2013 02:24 PM (Is+Nb)

342 Your words are hurtful.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 31, 2013 02:22 PM (ql98g)



What! I am granting you a noble task to complete!

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 31, 2013 02:25 PM (VtjlW)

343
Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 02:19 PM (e0xKF)



Wasn't it her along with Snowe that helped in the passing of scoafmcare?



Posted by: YIKES! at January 31, 2013 02:25 PM (mETGQ)

344 OT/
I haven't seen earlier comments as I just now got power back, but if you didn't see The Americans on FX last night, check out the repeat of the first episode.

I was not familiar with Keri Russell, but she is intense.

She had a line near the end of the show about feeling the weakness of "these people" that was friggin' blood curdling.

Posted by: ontherocks at January 31, 2013 02:25 PM (aZ6ew)

345 Thanks, Jane and Bannion! I can't watch or listen at the moment, so I'm living vicariously through the Horde. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 02:23 PM (4df7R)

Hearing recessed for one hour.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 31, 2013 02:25 PM (sbV1u)

346 338
Green energy? Seriously? WTF does that have to do with being SecDef?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 02:24 PM (4df7R)


The Navy is all greeny these days.

Posted by: Tami at January 31, 2013 02:26 PM (X6akg)

347 Margarita DeVille,

Kerry?

It's just that bad all around with Obama picks?

Posted by: ette at January 31, 2013 02:26 PM (nqBYe)

348 Mud wrestle.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2013 02:21 PM (GFM2b)


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Super-soakers and tshirts at twenty paces. The 'rons will judge the winner.

Posted by: Soona at January 31, 2013 02:26 PM (gnJaC)

349 So, how long until we see your stuff on Storage Wars?
Posted by: © Sponge at January 31, 2013 02:23 PM (xmcEQ) If I thought I could get rid of that stuff by letting the storage unit lapse, I would. She would be right there bidding on it if I did.

Posted by: jwest at January 31, 2013 02:26 PM (ZDsRL)

350 Chuck Hagel as a Pokemon. Guess from Pokeystan. Just put him back in his ball. That is one Ketchum should have skipped catching.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 31, 2013 02:26 PM (S7Hzw)

351 343
Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 02:19 PM (e0xKF)



Wasn't it her along with Snowe that helped in the passing of scoafmcare?

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Those two and Specter, but I can't remember if Snarlin' Arlen jumped before or after Obamacare.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 02:26 PM (e0xKF)

352 Recess? WTF five votes?

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at January 31, 2013 02:26 PM (wR+pz)

353 do we all remember how dumb Bush was in 2000 because he couldn't name the President of Uzbekistan?

Posted by: mallfly at January 31, 2013 02:26 PM (bJm7W)

354 So, is calling Hagel dumb racist? He's white, and a (nominal) Republican, but then calling him dumb might hurt O's feelings.

Can I get a ruling on this?

Posted by: Brad at January 31, 2013 02:26 PM (B5hux)

355 351 Chuck Hagel as a Pokemon. Guess from Pokeystan. Just put him back in his ball. That is one Ketchum should have skipped catching.

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Hagel is a Magikarp, except I don't see him ever becoming a Gyrados.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 02:26 PM (e0xKF)

356 Chuck Hagel stumbled Thursday during questioning on Iran, inadvertently saying the Obama administration supports “containment” and calling the country an “elected legitimate government.”
"I support the president's strong position on containment, as I have said," the former Republican senator from Nebraska told the Senate Armed Services Committee considering his nomination for Defense secretary.

he Obama administration supports preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, rather than containing it.
“As you know, our policy is prevention, not containment,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Fox News on Tuesday. “We have, through the hard work we’ve undertaken with the international community, imposed the toughest set of sanctions — international and bilateral — on any country.”
Later, Hagel, who was being questioned by Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), was passed a note informing him of his mistake, and he offered a correction.
"I misspoke and said I supported the president's position on containment. If I said that, I meant to say we don't have a position on containment," Hagel said.
(Also on POLITICO: Hagel under fire at confirmation hearing)
But even that was not clear enough. Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) stepped in to clarify further.
"We do have a position on containment, and that is we do not favor containment," Levin said. "I just wanted to clarify the clarify."


hagel really is a blithering idiot

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 31, 2013 02:26 PM (9Bj8R)

357 If Hagel isdumb,Obama must bedumber for having nominated him.

(Harriet Miers, anyone?)

Posted by: LASue at January 31, 2013 02:27 PM (pWeX5)

358 Deploying renewables? oK with me, as long as we are talking about portable breeder reactors in ISO containers.

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2013 02:27 PM (Is+Nb)

359 Because Hagel is on the other team?

hee hee

Posted by: T. Hunter - let it burn at January 31, 2013 02:27 PM (EZl54)

360 I was not familiar with Keri Russell, but she is intense.

She was very good on Felicity, until that show devolved into another snoozefest of leftist pablum regurgitated for the masses. So basically the first season.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 02:27 PM (4df7R)

361 If you think David Letterman is still funny you're completely out of touch with reality.

Posted by: eleven at January 31, 2013 02:28 PM (KXm42)

362 I awaiting some smart US Navy CO to run up the halyards flags spelling out 'Save Us From Mabus'

Bio-diesel bought at $16/gallon. That was 'smart' right there. But the company had connections to TFG. So that made it okay.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 31, 2013 02:28 PM (S7Hzw)

363 360 I was not familiar with Keri Russell, but she is intense.

She was very good on Felicity, until that show devolved into another snoozefest of leftist pablum regurgitated for the masses. So basically the first season.

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And yet people claim the reason it failed was because she changed her hairstyle between seasons.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 02:28 PM (e0xKF)

364 aw , that troll fail was EPIC!

Posted by: T. Hunter - let it burn at January 31, 2013 02:28 PM (EZl54)

365 Did that dumb bitch just ask if Adolf Hagel would commit to finding ways to run our battleships on banna peels and chicken turds for huge alternative energy cost savings sometime in the future??

Fucking Liberals are just delusional.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright Damns the Imoral shitfuckstained in the tank media at January 31, 2013 02:28 PM (+OTLF)

366 Name one Senator intimidated by the JOOOO-ISH lobby....Former Sen. Barack Hussein Obama.

Posted by: If Chuck Hagel Told The Truth at January 31, 2013 02:28 PM (9fcCr)

367 Now come the idiotic callers

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2013 02:28 PM (piMMO)

368 okay, back to US Marshals

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 31, 2013 02:29 PM (8sCoq)

369 This is a win-win-win for Obama.

If Hagel is confirmed, and the military is dismantled, Obama gets what he wants and can blame a mean-spirited Republican.

If Hagel does poorly in his hearings and doesn't get confirmed somehow (the "somehow" refers to not getting confirmed, he's obviously doing badly in the hearings), Obama can blame a dumb Republican (Hagel) and a mean-spirited Republican (take your pick, McCain or Graham).

In fact, given the liberal tendency to salivate every time they get the opportunity to label a Republican either dumb or mean-spirited, these Hagel hearings are almost ideal.

Posted by: The Regular Guy at January 31, 2013 02:29 PM (qHCyt)

370 "We do have a position on containment, and that is we do not favor containment," Levin said. "I just wanted to clarify the clarify."

I don't care who you are, that's funny right there.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 02:29 PM (4df7R)

371 If you ever once thought Bill Maher was funny you cannot speak of reality checks.


Posted by: eleven at January 31, 2013 02:29 PM (KXm42)

372 “Following up on Chuck Hagel’s assertion earlier today in the course of
his confirmation hearing that the Iranian regime is ‘legitimate’ and
‘elected,’ CNN’s Jessica Yellin asked White House press secretary Jay
Carney whether the president agrees.

Carney dodged the question this way: ‘I think our views on the last
presidential election were clearly expressed, the president’s views on
that matter and our views on the behavior of the regime in Tehran are
expressed again and again and again.’”

http://bit.ly/UGLzPz

Posted by: 80sBaby at January 31, 2013 02:29 PM (YjDyJ)

373 Hearing recessed for one hour.


Depends change & clean up.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2013 02:30 PM (GFM2b)

374 Via JPost:

The Saudi-based newspaper Al-Watan on Thursday reported that the Syrian regime has transferred non-conventional weapons to Hezbollah.

Al-Watan, quoting unnamed sources from the Syrian opposition, reported that Syrian President Bashar Assad has been transferring weapons to Hezbollah since the beginning of 2012, including two tons of mustard gas and long-range missiles capable of carrying chemical warheads and traveling 300 kilometers.

The Syrian opposition sources also claimed that the transfer to Hezbollah lasted 40 days, from mid-February to March 2012, the Saudi daily reported.

The chemical weapons transfer to Hezbollah was carried out under the supervision of a senior Syrian officer of Assad.

The Syrian source said that it observed these transfers since the beginning of last year.

The tankers drove through Damascus, Zabadani, and Serghaya, carrying the chemical weapons in blue barrels labeled “Chlorine Acid.” They took the material to “Hezbollah warehouses and delivered it to a person nicknamed “Abu Talal,” who was subordinate to the party leadership.”

Brigadier Ghassan Abbas oversaw the transfer operation of chemical weapons from the Syrian side.

Gee ya really hope that is not true?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 31, 2013 02:30 PM (9Bj8R)

375 Those tapes Cruz played would be on the evening news if we actually had a news media.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 31, 2013 02:31 PM (C8mVl)

376 Chuck just clay pigeon in skeet shoot of life.

Posted by: Mongo Hagel at January 31, 2013 02:31 PM (/ZZCn)

377 373 Hearing recessed for one hour.


Depends change & clean up.

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Someone give Hagel some tampons to staunch the bleeding from the new assholes he's been torn.

Just make sure he doesn't try to eat them.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 02:31 PM (e0xKF)

378 one hour recess?


BRB

Posted by: Sen Menendez at January 31, 2013 02:31 PM (EZl54)

379 Meh, fear of hoarding is just a symptom of the rootless Wandering Disease.
You throw everything out, and then start prepping. Dude, you already owned it.
And the Psycho Board gets to define property ownership as a mental disorder.
Just like not being able to buy a gun if you either did or didn't love your Mom.
Land, Katy Scarlett. Land, no mortgage, and the right to stay put.

Shits and giggles, who's the next nominee if Hagel cuts and runs? The Nation's Leading Veteran is already spoken for, and still has the hat. Who's up next?

Posted by: comatus at January 31, 2013 02:31 PM (qaVK+)

380 And yet people claim the reason it failed was because she changed her hairstyle between seasons.
Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 02:28 PM (e0xKF)


I remember laughing at that. Her hair the first season was a lot like my hair, though hers was longer. "I'd have cut it off, too!" I said. "Mine's bad enough; it's like having a sheep on the back of your neck. Hers must have felt like a flock of them!"

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 02:31 PM (4df7R)

381 Cruz is just reloading

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2013 02:32 PM (Dnbau)

382 O/T but ... ha-HAAAHHHH :

MATT DRUDGEVerified ‏@DRUDGE

ZUCKER UNTUCKED: @RuPaul scored 565,000 viewers on LOGO vs @piersmorgan 545,000 on CNN in Monday 9 PM showdown...


Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2013 02:32 PM (wwsoB)

383 Recess called because Hagel needs a locker room briefing on his talking points. Or lets face it, to replace his tape with a new one.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 31, 2013 02:32 PM (S7Hzw)

384 'Green energy' - he's got his marching orders from the White House and he said 'yesah!' and saluted.

Iranian government elected - yes, it's true. But we have to get past the notion that somehow an election makes a government representative or somehow friendly to US interests. Lord knows we've got problems enough with that issue ourselves. The fact is that there are people on this planet who would cheerfully elect a government inimical to US interests, and we should be prepared to exterminate an adversarial democracy as aggressively as, perhaps even more aggressively than, we'd flatten a totalitarian state.

Posted by: JEM at January 31, 2013 02:32 PM (o+SC1)

385 342 What! I am granting you a noble task to complete!

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 31, 2013 02:25 PM (VtjlW)



Tis not the task which is hurtful my terrible and beautiful queen.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 31, 2013 02:33 PM (ql98g)

386 OT

Just grabbed some .223 and .40 ammo at Luckygunner. They just listed a shit ton of inventory, including AR mags.

This is the only site that consistently has PMAG's and USGI for sale. Not sure what the other vendors are doing (wrong), but I'm grabbing some instead of being put on a wait list.

Posted by: EC at January 31, 2013 02:33 PM (GQ8sn)

387 I'll be honest I knew how hagel felt about Israel and Nukes but I never knew he was that stupid

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 31, 2013 02:33 PM (9Bj8R)

388 Oh, all of you Reichwingers are scared because ChuCK Hegal was willing to stand up to you and your Israeli killer comandos who murder defenseless Palestinian children with their assault weapons.

When he is confirmed and remakes your Department of War into something that actually helps the people of the world instead of just blowing them up and raping them I will be happpy!

Posted by: Kay in Maine at January 31, 2013 02:33 PM (GsoHv)

389 i'm not interested in the anti-Semitism charges against Hagel (he called the Israel lobby the Jewish lobby, whoopdeedoo) so much as i am in the fact that his naive worldview is cast as hardheaded realism.

a cornerstone of his thinking seems to be that you can't ever condemn a hostile state/entity for any reason whatsoever because it might harm diplomacy. see for example his view during the early '00s Palestinian terror campaign that Israel and the territories were "trapped in a war not of their making," as though what was going on was due to some nebulous impersonal forces.

not to mention his total dismissal of a nuclear Iran as anything of concern. you don't have to favor going in Iraq-style to view this as unacceptable.

Posted by: JDP at January 31, 2013 02:34 PM (60GaT)

390 Iranian government elected - yes, it's true.

I believe it's the legitimacy of those elections that are in question. Given Bammy's dismissal of the Green Revolution, it's clear he doesn't care one way or the other.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 02:34 PM (4df7R)

391 If Hagel is confirmed, and the military is dismantled, Obama gets what he wants and can blame a mean-spirited Republican.

This is going to happen. The RDTE and Procurement accounts are going to be raped - and to quote Joe Biden "literally" raped - in FY14 and FY 15.

As a matter of fact, it's going to start to some extent this year due to the peculiarities of operating under a Continuing Resolution based (effectively) on FY 10 until April 27 - but operating with a FY13 authorization now.

You're going to see massive layoffs very soon.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 31, 2013 02:34 PM (sbV1u)

392 Tis not the task which is hurtful my terrible and beautiful queen.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 31, 2013 02:33 PM (ql98g)



Ponder this, sweetling, just how many others have titles? Hmmmmm?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 31, 2013 02:35 PM (VtjlW)

393 Ba-Rahn-Ko's got the electrolytes Chuck craves!

Posted by: sven10077 at January 31, 2013 02:35 PM (pzZth)

394 380
I remember laughing at that. Her hair the first season was a lot like my hair, though hers was longer. "I'd have cut it off, too!" I said. "Mine's bad enough; it's like having a sheep on the back of your neck. Hers must have felt like a flock of them!"
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 02:31 PM (4df7R)


There has to be a Moron approved joke in there.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 31, 2013 02:35 PM (ql98g)

395 Nevergiveup, the Saudi's are trying to goad Bibi into hitting Hezbollah. They want the Iranians to react before they can test a device. Shit blowing up in Shia-land and an oil price spike are a win-win for them.

I don't think Bibi bites, he is working a plan. Unless it is time to hit Hezbollah, and the story is part of the prep. Regardless, this story will erode any opposition to BMD funding in Israel.

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2013 02:35 PM (Is+Nb)

396 Ah....the Kay sock is back.

How I've missed you.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 31, 2013 02:35 PM (sbV1u)

397 When he is confirmed and remakes your Department of War into something that actually helps the people of the world instead of just blowing them up and raping them I will be happpy!
Posted by: Kay in Maine at January 31, 2013 02:33 PM (GsoHv)



I didn't know Hagel was going to be in charge of the UN.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 31, 2013 02:36 PM (VtjlW)

398 There has to be a Moron approved joke in there.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 31, 2013 02:35 PM (ql98g)


lol!

Something to do with baby lambs, I'm sure.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 02:36 PM (4df7R)

399 From Breitbart:


Former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) has vindicated his critics thus far today in his confirmation hearings before the Senate Armed Service Committee for the post of Secretary of Defense. He has stumbled in attempting to explain his positions on Iran, nuclear disarmament, Israel, the Iraq "surge," and the "Jewish lobby." He has failed to explain contradictions between his voting record and his past statements on the one hand, and the positions he professes today on the other. Even liberals and supporters of Hagel are openly lamenting his poor performance.
Democrats on the committee are doing their best to inflate Hagel's thin resumé (belatedly discovered by Politico) by mentioning his military service at every opportunity. But they cannot cover for Hagel's errors and evasions--and he has been ably pinned down by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), and others. Hagel's performance has not only undermined faith in his views but faith in his competence. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), whose recent support for Hagel was seen as guaranteeing his success, must be reconsidering his vote.
It is clear that Hagel's success is critically important to the Obama administration, which seems to have guided his pre-hearing visits with Senate critics and Jewish organizations, and used the Pentagon to lobby hard for his confirmation. The opening statement by two former Senate Armed Services Committee chairs, the bipartisan duo of Sam Nunn (D-GA) and John Warner (R-VA), was well orchestrated--though Warner's prediction that Hagel's own opening statement would answer every objection may have set expectations he could not possibly meet.
It is precisely because this nomination is so important to the White House, and the radical foreign policy it wishes to assert, that Hagel is still likely to win confirmation. The vote will not be about Hagel; it will be about Obama, and the current crop of Democrats has shown little will to dissent from the presidential line. But there is no way, partisan loyalty aside, that any reasonable person could watch Hagel's performance and still vote "yes." His past service may qualify him for many high government positions. Secretary of Defense--clearly--is not one of them.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 31, 2013 02:36 PM (9Bj8R)

400 Ponder this, sweetling, just how many others have titles? Hmmmmm? Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 31, 2013 02:35 PM (VtjlW)

She has a point BC.

Take it and run with it.

Jus' sayin'

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 31, 2013 02:36 PM (sbV1u)

401 is there a chance dude won't be confirmed? read the hearings weren't exactly going swimmingly for him but you'd have to peel off a few Democratic votes no

Posted by: JDP at January 31, 2013 02:36 PM (60GaT)

402 "Watch this drive!"

I originally read that as "watch this drivel". The shadow knows.

Posted by: zimriel at January 31, 2013 02:36 PM (WAdfF)

403 Sean, yeah the downsizing of the DoD will be truly epic in its awfulness. And the smaller contractors will be screeching 'but we gave you money!' as they are cut off from the money trough.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 31, 2013 02:37 PM (S7Hzw)

404 daughter the younger came home to pick up a package while I was watching this farce. I pointed out to her that this was probably going to be her new boss. She stood there, watched for a while and just said "Wow, what a moron"

Sorry, she doesn't know you guys.

Posted by: Ma Bell at January 31, 2013 02:37 PM (uVuwp)

405 Sean, yup. Already getting reprogramming scenarios that look like 1946. Hearing about big ROTC pipeline cuts as well.

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2013 02:37 PM (Is+Nb)

406 401 is there a chance dude won't be confirmed? read the hearings weren't exactly going swimmingly for him but you'd have to peel off a few Democratic votes no

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Depends on the Dems involved, IMHO.

Pryor, Landrieu, Johnson, Baucus, etc., are all ones who will have this vote used against them if they confirm this idiot.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 02:38 PM (e0xKF)

407 nitpicking, but i think "radical" foreign policy is the wrong term. it's complacent foreign policy, pseudo-realist foreign policy (like i said, this "never be tough on your enemies and they'll like us more" mentality)

Posted by: JDP at January 31, 2013 02:38 PM (60GaT)

408 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 31, 2013 02:37 PM (S7Hzw)

Don't forget a couple hundred thousand Funemployed.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 31, 2013 02:38 PM (l86i3)

409 Sean, yup. Already getting reprogramming scenarios that look like 1946. Hearing about big ROTC pipeline cuts as well. Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2013 02:37 PM (Is+Nb)

The briefing I got this morning was U-G-L-Y

I hope none of you Morons own defense stocks.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 31, 2013 02:39 PM (sbV1u)

410 @388 - I believe Hagel's worldview is more a matter of the US dropping her panties and letting the rest of the world have its way, while Joe Biden and Barack Obama video the whole thing for youtube.

Once upon a time the US didn't need rape to seduce the rest of the world. We had nylons and Cadillacs.

Posted by: JEM at January 31, 2013 02:39 PM (o+SC1)

411 Only the best and brightest for the Obama Administration

Posted by: Zombie Robert McNamara at January 31, 2013 02:39 PM (9fcCr)

412 Jean, are you in PR?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 31, 2013 02:40 PM (sbV1u)

413 Quick question, recommendations on home defense 12 gauge rounds. Other than 00.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 31, 2013 02:40 PM (ql98g)

414 >>>Posted by: Kay in Maine

oh kay, a ray of sunshine in my day, never change...

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at January 31, 2013 02:40 PM (0q2P7)

415 Once upon a time the US didn't need rape to seduce the rest of the world. We had nylons and Cadillacs.

Posted by: JEM at January 31, 2013 02:39 PM (o+SC1)

And Coca-Cola. That shit turned some Eastern block folks to the good side.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 31, 2013 02:40 PM (l86i3)

416 Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, Vt and Proud of it !!!!!!!!!! at January 31, 2013 02:24 PM (3lMGK)

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She.Looks.Like.Rick.James

Posted by: fixerupper at January 31, 2013 02:40 PM (nELVU)

417 New "Cruz Beats Up Hagel" thread up.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 31, 2013 02:40 PM (4df7R)

418 Quick question, recommendations on home defense 12 gauge rounds. Other than 00.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 31, 2013 02:40 PM (ql98g)I use #4

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 31, 2013 02:41 PM (l86i3)

419
Lindsey Graham is brutalizing him

That, right there, is adequate to show that he's not competent to fill the position.

If you're getting brutalized by Grahamnesty, what do you think Putin, Jintao, or Imadinnerjacket will do to him? hell, even Kim Jong-un will be able to handle this goober.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie ® at January 31, 2013 02:42 PM (1hM1d)

420 413 Quick question, recommendations on home defense 12 gauge rounds. Other than 00.

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IIRC, my uncle's load of choice was alternating 00 buckshot and slugs to get a mix of wide shots and blowing the living fuck out of something.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2013 02:42 PM (e0xKF)

421 400 She has a point BC. [/b{

Take it and run with it.

Jus' sayin'
Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 31, 2013 02:36 PM (sbV1u)



Two, actually.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 31, 2013 02:42 PM (ql98g)

422 CDR Salamander has a very ugly powerpoint presentation up of what the CRs and Sequestration will do.

1946 drawdowns? That is scary. And unlike 1950 there will be multiple bad actors launching wars of aggression.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 31, 2013 02:42 PM (S7Hzw)

423 If Hagel isdumb,Obama must bedumber for having nominated him. (Harriet Miers, anyone?)
Posted by: LASue at January 31, 2013 02:27 PM (pWeX5)

Harriet Miers is smarter than you could ever hope to be. Undergraduate in Mathematics to go along with her other educational and business accomplishments.

Posted by: polynikes at January 31, 2013 02:42 PM (m2CN7)

424 Quick question, recommendations on home defense 12 gauge rounds. Other than 00.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 31, 2013 02:40 PM (ql98g)

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I prefer birdshot ..... but YMMV. Likely to start a war worse than Longbow v Crosbow.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 31, 2013 02:42 PM (nELVU)

425 okay I just watched the short video above-


my take is that hagel is qualified to be the night manager at the gas station down the corner

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 31, 2013 02:42 PM (8sCoq)

426


Shit.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 31, 2013 02:42 PM (ql98g)

427 >>>Quick question, recommendations on home defense 12 gauge rounds.

Slugs.
Nothing says "please leave" like a 73 caliber 1 ounce hunk of lead ripping through you.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at January 31, 2013 02:43 PM (0q2P7)

428 And the smaller contractors will be screeching 'but we gave you money!' as they are cut off from the money trough.


There was a time in this country when bought senators stayed bought!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2013 02:43 PM (GFM2b)

429 There was a time in this country when bought senators stayed bought!

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If you apply the right pressure, you don't even have to pay them.

Posted by: Michael Corleone at January 31, 2013 02:43 PM (e0xKF)

430 Ohhhhhh, nice barrel save!

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 31, 2013 02:44 PM (VtjlW)

431 I prefer birdshot ..... but YMMV. Likely to start a war worse than Longbow v Crosbow.

Birdshot at traditional room clearing distances = meat grinder. (12 - 20 feet)

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2013 02:45 PM (GFM2b)

432 The guy slated to be in charge of the most powerful military on the planet is being taken out by a guy with a pocket protector.

We're doomed.

Posted by: tired at January 31, 2013 02:46 PM (adOUE)

433 Sean, no. r&D, were already laying people off or converting them to speculative projects looking for investment.

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2013 02:46 PM (2aO3a)

434 Depends what choke you have in your gun.

Posted by: polynikes at January 31, 2013 02:46 PM (m2CN7)

435 Meanwhile India has test fired a 750Km range SLBM.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 31, 2013 02:46 PM (S7Hzw)

436 #4, all depends on your likely shooting lanes.

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2013 02:48 PM (2aO3a)

437 if Kay in Maine likes Him , i'm sold!

did she come for a cookie?

Posted by: ette at January 31, 2013 02:50 PM (nqBYe)

438 Sean, no. rD, were already laying people off or converting them to speculative projects looking for investment Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2013 02:46 PM (2aO3a)Can you ping me at my gmail address (link at nic)? I need some gouge and you might be able to help.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 31, 2013 02:51 PM (sbV1u)

439 Thanks guys. 12 gauge ammo prices seem more retarded than Hagel. I did however pick up 100 rds of .40SW. Thanks for the heads up EC.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 31, 2013 02:51 PM (ql98g)

440 You have a problem with green energy?

Posted by: Hal Jordan at January 31, 2013 03:00 PM (uhftQ)

441 Listening to cspan comments. All those obamocrats still out there- still delusional - supporting Hagel.

Posted by: gracepmc at January 31, 2013 03:03 PM (rznx3)

442
These are people who use "military intelligence" as an example of an oxymoron, and then laugh at how clever they are for thinking of it.
That Obama would put a bona fide dumbass in charge of our national defense should shock precisely no one.

Posted by: The Media at January 31, 2013 03:04 PM (rFiOs)

443 ZIONISTS !!!!
Israel lobby!!!

SILVER DIMES !!!

Posted by: luaP noR at January 31, 2013 03:06 PM (3KszY)

444 440 You have a problem with green energy?
Posted by: Hal Jordan at January 31, 2013 03:00 PM (uhftQ)



green energy is great, just ask my accountants

Posted by: Friends of Barky at January 31, 2013 03:07 PM (3KszY)

445 Here at the tail end of this thread, my 2 cents about Hagel:

I think he was permanently and terribly scarred by Viet Nam. His feeling, deep down, is that he was betrayed by the officers and civilian command, and he has never gotten over it.

Because of this, he will never, ever sign on to war. He identifies too much with the enlisted men, which is admirable, but is something that would handicap him as Defense Secretary.

Posted by: Miss Marple at January 31, 2013 03:08 PM (GoIUi)

446 I heard McCain go after Hagel. He was brutal and effective. Same with Graham. my question is - why can't these senators go after the grossly and criminally incompetent Hillary Clinton or after the treasonous John Kerry with the same fervor? Hmmmmm?

Or are they afraid the media won't say nice things about them?

Posted by: LGoPs at January 31, 2013 04:12 PM (Sta/q)

447 Wasn't Sen. Lindsay Navy prosecutor or something?

Posted by: Baldy at January 31, 2013 05:52 PM (opS9C)






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