Washington Post Breaks Benghazi Scandal Wide Open

You're weird and fringe if you're tweeting about Benghazi, a study shows.

Thanks to Demographics Pro, a Twitter analysis firm, we have some vague idea of who’s tweeting the most: According to their report, #Benghazi tweeters are 58.3% male, with an average age of 52.6 years and a median income of $61,800 (“within the top 20 percent of overall Twitter distribution,” the report adds).

The tweeters are also overwhelmingly white and married, according to Demographics Pro; they also like Chick-fil-A and Walmart — two brands most often associated with conservatives.

I wonder what Demographics Pro would say about people tweeting about gay marriage or gun control?

This is an extremely obvious and odious media tactic -- to portray those on its political side as Just Like You, and those on the opposite side as Not Like You. The Other.

Whenever the media covers an anti-war protest or a pro-choice rally, they throw out a diverse rainbow of descriptions of attendees.

You've seen this sentence a thousand times before: "They come from all walks of life -- grandmothers, young mothers, carpet installation workers, policemen, soldiers, teachers, doctors, retirees, college students, and the occasional activist."

Note that what that description of the attendees of a leftwing event is attempting to do -- by throwing out a very broad spectrum of the human experience and associating it with the cause, it is attempting to make you see yourself in the people there, to trigger some feeling of empathy, of sympatico, to see that these people are your neighbors, your coworkers, your family and your friends.

They're Just Like You.

But when the media is hostile to a cause, it attempts the exact opposite. It attempts to paint the supporters of a cause to which it is hostile in the most reductivist and restricted demographic terms possible. They attempt to paint these people as a very narrow sliver of the human experience, so that as few people as possible will see themselves in it.

This is the Not Like You treatment.

This is how they describe the Tea Party -- "overwhelmingly white and older, and poorer than the average." Actually that's how they first reported the Tea Party, assuming that they were poor (because of the liberal bias in the assumption, as first announced by the Washington Post, that the Christian right was "poor, uneducated, and easily led").

Once they discovered that the Tea Party was wealthier than average, the standard description became "overwelmingly white, older, and richer than the average American."

"Poorer" just disappeared from the narrative. Why? Because noting that the Tea Party was represented by those from a range of economic situations would be the Just Like You treatment -- casting a wide net -- and the media was determined to give them the Not Like You treatment, with as small a net as possible.

Thus, the Tea Party is either going to be pigeon-holed as Poorer Than You (and hence Not Like You) or Richer Than You (and also Not Like You), but in no case will they allowed to have a broad range of wealth levels, because then one of those wealth levels might strike a chord with a reader, and the media will not allow that.

They're Not Like You. They are this very narrow range of human variations of which you are not a part.

In Hollywood terms -- they're "not relatable." The left is always "very relatable."

This is how Hollywood signals who is the hero and who is the villain -- the hero is always given a character tag which is widely shared by a great number of people, whereas the villain is strange. The hero has attributes that invite the audience to identify with him; the villain is given attributes to guarantee that they will not.

Look at these silver-haired retired schoolteachers, young Latino construction workers, junior archery league champions, etc., who represent the left. They're Just Like You -- there are so many different varieties of them surely you see yourselves somewhere in the mix. They're relatable heroes.

Now, as I say, the media could promote this sort of thing -- pigeonholing the average gun-control advocate as urban, liberal, atheist, and either poor and uneducated or having an advanced degree and/or much wealthier than average (not like the average person), or they could pigeonhole the "average" gay rights supporter as either an urban upscale trend-following gay male or an urban upscale middle-aged white woman.

But they don't. This reduction of a broad swath of human experience into a single mockable demographic stereotype is a treatment given only to the right.

Just Like You versus Not Like You -- one of the most common, cheap, obvious and vicious tactics of bias in the media's playbook.

Posted by: Ace at 01:07 PM



Comments

1 As AtC said, we are the "UnPeople"

Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 08, 2013 01:09 PM (da5Wo)

2 Hey WaPo, go fuck yourself.

Posted by: Weirdos who are actually, you know, normal at May 08, 2013 01:10 PM (Zs83Q)

3 I wonder what Demo Pro has to say about more than half of Bieber and Gaga's Twitter followers are fake. What does that mean?

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at May 08, 2013 01:11 PM (kXoT0)

4 The MFM.


Not like us.

Posted by: EC at May 08, 2013 01:11 PM (GQ8sn)

5 Normal people don't care about dead bodies in Africa.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 08, 2013 01:11 PM (XUKZU)

6 #CleanCutMiddleAgedGentlemenWhoTweetAboutBenghazi

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at May 08, 2013 01:11 PM (CJjw5)

7 If you tweet about Benghazi, you are also one of those bitter losers who just can't let things go. Benghazi was a long time ago...

Posted by: runningrn at May 08, 2013 01:13 PM (MZrpY)

8 It is all by accident.

Top men.

Posted by: nip at May 08, 2013 01:14 PM (lGVXf)

9 All propaganda, all the time.

Posted by: Pyrocles at May 08, 2013 01:14 PM (cv5Iw)

10 WaPo readers are not just like me.

Posted by: Vic at May 08, 2013 01:14 PM (53z96)

11 #CleanCutMiddleAgedGentlemenWhoTweetAboutBenghazi #ObsessiveCompulsive1%ersWhoObsessOverObama/Hillary


Posted by: Empire of Jeff at May 08, 2013 01:11 PM (CJjw5)



How we're portrayed

Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 08, 2013 01:14 PM (da5Wo)

12 How about adding "high-info" and "unbrainwashed", WAPO?

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at May 08, 2013 01:14 PM (Xq2WY)

13
Perhaps someday we'll finally become the monsters they accuse us of being.That won't be a good day for them.

Posted by: Jaws at May 08, 2013 01:15 PM (4I3Uo)

14 I don't tweet at all. What does that make me?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 08, 2013 01:15 PM (D00cy)

15 "Those who despise media assclowns like us"

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at May 08, 2013 01:15 PM (Xq2WY)

16 11 #CleanCutMiddleAgedGentlemenWhoTweetAboutBenghazi #ObsessiveCompulsive1%ersWhoObsessOverObama/Hillary




Don't forget to add racist and name drop Hitler loving Reichwingers.

Posted by: runningrn at May 08, 2013 01:16 PM (MZrpY)

17 This is why I don't Tweet.

You can't spell twitter without twit. And there's a LOT of them out there.

Posted by: © Sponge at May 08, 2013 01:16 PM (xmcEQ)

18 Okay--so this is what is making Drew M. uncomfortable.


Got it.

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:16 PM (r2PLg)

19 You wouldn't tweet about Benghazi if you get your pre-digested opinions from the MFM.

Posted by: t-bird at May 08, 2013 01:17 PM (FcR7P)

20 I love Ms Norton tearing this guy--when he has said all of three sentences.

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:17 PM (r2PLg)

21 So, they're saying that only rich white people give a crap about our dignitaries representing us around the world?

And that's a BAD thing for those people?

The SAD thing is that the rest don't give a shit. That's what they should be concerned about.

Posted by: © Sponge at May 08, 2013 01:17 PM (xmcEQ)

22 Look, I just back from the welfare office so nowI have money to buy my medicine from Tyrone the street corner pharmacist and I ain't got time to be worrying about no dead white guys who died a long time ago that Bush killed.

Posted by: Noraml Apathetic Lowincomeandinformation Voter at May 08, 2013 01:17 PM (XUKZU)

23 Gawd I hate the media.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at May 08, 2013 01:17 PM (OWjjx)

24 Has anyone checked in with ol Drew? Since the testimony appears to be directly refuting the whole "no help was available" meme.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 08, 2013 01:17 PM (da5Wo)

25 uh yes we do want to go down that line

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 08, 2013 01:18 PM (rKyue)

26 Hitler loving Reichwingers.
Posted by: runningrn at May 08, 2013 01:16 PM (MZrpY)


That would be left, wouldn't it? I mean, they lurvedthem some Robert Reich, didn't they?

Posted by: Country Singer at May 08, 2013 01:18 PM (L8r/r)

27 she doesn't let the guy speak. she cuts his answers off.

Posted by: willow at May 08, 2013 01:18 PM (nqBYe)

28 We need to change the topic, and have a national conversation on gun safety, same sex marriage, and rights for undocumented aliens...

Posted by: Rump Lickin' MFM at May 08, 2013 01:18 PM (MZrpY)

29 Interesting thoughts, Ace.

I guess I fit the profile, except I don't care for fried chicken and I think Walmart sucks. I may be a little older then that average, yet look half that age. Got carded for smokes today. I just laughed and thanked the kid for making my day.

Posted by: Moron 5 at May 08, 2013 01:18 PM (U2UQk)

30 After the past 1 1/2 weeks of sunshine, I am no longer overwhelmingly white.

Except for my ass.

But I suspect I'm still 'Unpeople'!

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at May 08, 2013 01:18 PM (NF2Bf)

31 The problem, of course, is that the overwhelming majority of folks in this country are white men and women. So it is hard to say that the demographic of white male does not often mean just like you.


And then there are the rest of us, who don't tweet and don't care who is or why.

Posted by: tcn at May 08, 2013 01:19 PM (ZOUmX)

32 Has anyone checked in with ol Drew? Since the testimony appears to be directly refuting the whole "no help was available" meme.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 08, 2013 01:17 PM (da5Wo)

This makes us look stupid.... heh

Posted by: The Jackhole at May 08, 2013 01:19 PM (nTgAI)

33 Actually,
They got my age, race, political leaning, restaurant preference and income pretty damn close to spot on.
Wal-mart?????

Not hardly


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 08, 2013 01:19 PM (Ulk4C)

34 24 Has anyone checked in with ol Drew? Since the testimony appears to be directly refuting the whole "no help was available" meme.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 08, 2013 01:17 PM (da5Wo)


*********

I'm sure Field Marshall Drew feels dizzy right now.

He might even threaten to fall on his fainting divan.

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:19 PM (r2PLg)

35 I'm just like you.


Posted by: Taco Stand at May 08, 2013 01:19 PM (C+qQ0)

36 One of the comments:



Benghazi is the code word for "uh, oh, here
comes Hillary." This investigation will be just one more big waste of
time by the richest man in Congress. This is why he heads that
committee. He's already made his bucks.





These fuckers are brainless and insane

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 08, 2013 01:19 PM (1Jaio)

37 The tweeters are also overwhelmingly white and married

Huh? How would this analysis firm know? Do you have to supply this info when you sign up?

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 08, 2013 01:19 PM (irlNU)

38 Politicians and the media have become spawns of Satan and will be rewarded some day.

Posted by: © Sponge at May 08, 2013 01:19 PM (xmcEQ)

39 Unpeople of the world, unite!

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 08, 2013 01:20 PM (XUKZU)

40 Remember when we had a media that would just report the facts, tried real hard to keep their bias out of their work and did not take ideological sides?

Yea, me neither.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at May 08, 2013 01:20 PM (OWjjx)

41
Ace seems to have firm grasp on how the Left/media is conditioning the People using positive and negative reinforcement.

/thumbs up

Posted by: soothsayer at May 08, 2013 01:20 PM (052zE)

42 Those eeeevil middle-class Americans.

Damn them!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 08, 2013 01:20 PM (piMMO)

43 They tried to do the same analysis on WaPo readers:

ERROR! SAMPLE SIZE TOO SMALL.

Posted by: AmishDude at May 08, 2013 01:20 PM (HSZxY)

44
Those killed in Libya are just like me, dead inside.

Posted by: F Chuck Todd at May 08, 2013 01:21 PM (jKWYf)

45 Benghazi and Tripoli did not meet minimum standards (OSB). State Dept responsible for meeting standards.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 08, 2013 01:22 PM (Yr6sH)

46 I got into journalism to make a difference man.

Posted by: eleven at May 08, 2013 01:22 PM (KXm42)

47 Thw whole left is like the MSM Ace. Thats why you can NEVER assume they mean what they say or are dealing in good faith. NEVER.

Posted by: maddogg at May 08, 2013 01:22 PM (OlN4e)

48
Doesn't that demographic breakdown work out to be...
older and therefore wiser
successful and therefore higher earning
married and therefore more responsible

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 08, 2013 01:23 PM (SO2Q8)

49 Oh, I guess it makes sense then. The men that were slaughtered were white and had a median income higher than the national average. No wonder it's a non story. "What does it matter anyway", right?

Posted by: Dave S. at May 08, 2013 01:23 PM (GX2fm)

Posted by: Trimegistus at May 08, 2013 01:23 PM (E1fNH)

51 ‏@DrewMTips
Gotta admit...the whole FEST thing is an unnecessary distraction. It sounds small compared to the rest.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 08, 2013 01:23 PM (Yr6sH)

52 Where's the stat on Trayvon Martin supporters? The Boston Bombers? War on Women representative Chris Brown?


Fuck you WaPo......I await your final edition with giddy anticipation.

Posted by: © Sponge at May 08, 2013 01:23 PM (xmcEQ)

53 I'm going to lunch. When I come back, I expect to see an obnoxious, uninformed DrewM post stating that the witness testimony supports his contention, backed up with links to random Politco "journalists" that there was indeed no help available to Ambassador Stevens.

Just. Like. He. Told. You.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at May 08, 2013 01:23 PM (CJjw5)

54
24 Has anyone checked in with ol Drew? Since the testimony appears to be directly refuting the whole "no help was available" meme.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 08, 2013 01:17 PM (da5Wo)


You follow him on twitter don't you?

Posted by: buzzion at May 08, 2013 01:23 PM (LI48c)

55 48
Doesn't that demographic breakdown work out to be...
older and therefore wiser
successful and therefore higher earning
married and therefore more responsible
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 08, 2013 01:23 PM (SO2Q That's racisssssssssssissssssssissst!

Posted by: TiminAL at May 08, 2013 01:24 PM (1aLkV)

56 is an unnecessary distraction


***********


Sounds like a Dem talking poit.

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:24 PM (r2PLg)

57
However, the value of the data collected and interpreted is obvious, no?

The White House looks at the data and determines it doesn't matter.
The Democrat machine comes to the same conclusion.

Their conclusion is that Benghazi is no threat to them, politically.

Posted by: soothsayer at May 08, 2013 01:24 PM (LVtr+)

58 Had to deal with yard guy.

What did I miss?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2013 01:24 PM (lVPtV)

59 Went to the article, clicked on "comments" 30 minutes ago. Still "loading".

Fuck these fucking crapweasels in their fucking crapweasel fuckholes....

Posted by: Tex Lovera at May 08, 2013 01:24 PM (wtvvX)

60
Doesn't that demographic breakdown work out to be...
older and therefore wiser
successful and therefore higher earning
married and therefore more responsible

***

The only demographic that matters is cool. And Obama is super cool.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 08, 2013 01:25 PM (XUKZU)

61 The word, and the tactic,is "marginalize". Used by people who know their argument is not going to work.

Posted by: Optimizer at May 08, 2013 01:25 PM (Mxt9o)

62 Distraction from what?

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:25 PM (r2PLg)

63 Any bomb shells?

Posted by: hello, it's me Donna at May 08, 2013 01:25 PM (9+ccr)

64 This fits with the educational breakdown of voters. Those at opposite ends of the spectrum -- either no diploma or with a graduate degree -- are democrats. Those in the middle -- HS diploma and some college -- are republican.

But education levels are only reported as "the overall population of x state is poorly educated, and votes Republican!" in order to mask just who in the state is doing the voting.

Posted by: wooga at May 08, 2013 01:25 PM (vMJh9)

65 WaPo didn't poll their own readers because it's hard to get a measurement of 85% with a sample of 4.

Posted by: © Sponge at May 08, 2013 01:25 PM (xmcEQ)

66 Like I said on the Twitters, you know who's NOT tweeting the #Benghazi hashtag?

Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glenn Doherty and Tyrone Woods, that's who.

Fuck WaPo with a syphilis-infected chainsaw.

Posted by: Andy at May 08, 2013 01:25 PM (97pEM)

67
That really is a pretty racist story from wapo, isn't it?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 08, 2013 01:25 PM (jKWYf)

68 I'm sure Field Marshall Drew feels dizzy right now.



He might even threaten to fall on his fainting divan.

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:19 PM (r2PLg)


Obergruppenkommander DrewM still says there was nothing the military could have done.

Posted by: EC at May 08, 2013 01:26 PM (GQ8sn)

69 Fuck WaPo with a syphilis-infected chainsaw.

Posted by: Andy at May 08, 2013 01:25 PM (97pEM)



That's getting saved.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 08, 2013 01:26 PM (da5Wo)

70 Had to deal with yard guy.

What did I miss?


So, you have a yard guy.

Your obviously wealthy and can not relate to normal people and your a kook. Thank you for clearing that up for us........hater.

(Oh, and the yard guy was probably an undocumented worker doing the job an American won't do but you want to shot him for being in this country without his paperwork)

Posted by: The Washington Post at May 08, 2013 01:26 PM (OWjjx)

71 >I wonder what Demographics Pro would say about people tweeting about gay marriage...<

They have a proclivity for sodomy and oral sexual stimulation?

Posted by: Marcus at May 08, 2013 01:27 PM (GGCsk)

72 What is this fuckin' 'The Whopper' the dems keep referring to?!

Posted by: Tami at May 08, 2013 01:27 PM (X6akg)

73 how do you get the acronym FEST without adding a US to the end? another example of government incompetence.

Posted by: X at May 08, 2013 01:27 PM (KHo8t)

74 Just. Like. He. Told. You.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at May 08, 2013 01:23 PM (CJjw5)



So, you're saying that DrewM has become our Allahpundit?

Posted by: © Sponge at May 08, 2013 01:27 PM (xmcEQ)

75 It's just about impossible for me to get any work done. I am so goddamned mad....

Posted by: Tex Lovera at May 08, 2013 01:27 PM (wtvvX)

76
I don't tweet but I have my cheerleading outfit on today for
Hicks, Nordstrom and Thompson!

Posted by: concrete girl at May 08, 2013 01:27 PM (iVJTr)

77 37 Waterhouse,

No....

I put my Bday as 1908 and have raccoon pictures up....

"duh" #StupidMediaTricks

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 08, 2013 01:27 PM (LRFds)

78 72 Tami,

it's a sandwich from burger king that the White House sent out for while our people died....

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 08, 2013 01:28 PM (LRFds)

79 Obergruppen


********


LOL! Jeebus.


Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:28 PM (r2PLg)

80 Fuck WaPo with a syphilis-infected chainsaw.



Posted by: Andy at May 08, 2013 01:25 PM (97pEM)





That's getting saved.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 08, 2013 01:26 PM (da5Wo)

Isn't there some new Super Gonorrhea out there now?

Posted by: eleven at May 08, 2013 01:28 PM (KXm42)

81 Since most of the relevant bits of testimony have already leaked to the media, I want to know how the 51% who voted for Obama are taking this. Are they just shrugging it off and ignoring it all? Can the media diminish the importance of this enough that the 51% won't care about it?

And it's still a given that Obama survives this until the end of his second term?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 08, 2013 01:28 PM (Kya2Q)

82 Oh, this is swell. They are now refuting Clapper's prior testimony.

HA!

Posted by: Miss Marple at May 08, 2013 01:28 PM (GoIUi)

83 72 What is this fuckin' 'The Whopper' the dems keep referring to?!
Posted by: Tami at May 08, 2013 01:27 PM (X6akg)


**********


I think it is the opinion of a media journalist--no damn joke.

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:29 PM (r2PLg)

84 As the hump day news dump pointed out, we are in a Dickian world.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 08, 2013 01:29 PM (D00cy)

85 What is this fuckin' 'The Whopper' the dems keep referring to?!


Posted by: Tami at May 08, 2013 01:27 PM (X6akg)


Baroke's overly penetrated anus.

Posted by: © Sponge at May 08, 2013 01:29 PM (xmcEQ)

86 The media is the root of our problems.

We need to fight them first to make any headway.

Posted by: GardenGnome at May 08, 2013 01:29 PM (8emxS)

87 ERROR! SAMPLE SIZE TOO SMALL.

As I recall from my graduate-level Research Methods for Home Economics Teachers class at a certain land-grant university, you only need a sample of one to do a qualitative study.

(If anyone needs me, I'm in a fetal position under my desk having flashbacks. Sweet Bast's litter box, those broads were stupid. And obsessed with little kids having sex.)

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs to skip the beer and go straight to tequila at May 08, 2013 01:30 PM (ZKzrr)

88 Obergruppenkommander DrewM still says there was nothing the military could have done.

Posted by: EC at May 08, 2013 01:26 PM (GQ8sn)

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

Remember when he said Aviano Air Force Base was too far away? That's where they fucking flew out of for Operation Odyssey Dawn, which conducted thousands of sorties.

OVER LIBYA.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at May 08, 2013 01:30 PM (CJjw5)

89 "Isn't there some new Super Gonorrhea out there now?"

I'll settle for tetanus. Let'em get lockjaw....

Posted by: Tex Lovera at May 08, 2013 01:30 PM (wtvvX)

90 Wow--did this Teirney dude--ask one question?

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:30 PM (r2PLg)

91 so protecting "classified information' protected by pointing a finger at obscure video private citizen

aok

Posted by: willow at May 08, 2013 01:30 PM (nqBYe)

92 Caring about dead white people is racist.

Posted by: Elijah Cummings at May 08, 2013 01:30 PM (XUKZU)

93 How the hell do the people analyzing twitter know that demographic information is accurate? If I did not have the graphic that I do for my avatar and if I did not make some specific references in my little bio thing, the demographics that would be pulled off my twitter feed when I used it would have been nearly 100% incorrect.


Unpeople of Jesusland. You know I'm right.



In very very important and related news, peach hate shakes are back.

Posted by: alexthechick - Bring the SMOD at May 08, 2013 01:30 PM (VtjlW)

94 Since most of the relevant bits of testimony have
already leaked to the media, I want to know how the 51% who voted for
Obama are taking this. Are they just shrugging it off and ignoring it
all? Can the media diminish the importance of this enough that the 51%
won't care about it?

And it's still a given that Obama survives this until the end of his second term?


Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 08, 2013 01:28 PM (Kya2Q)


Most don't even know or care about it. Utterly ignorant of it. Those that do either don't understand it or are rabid lefties who will lie and shill to protect Prezzy Wonderful

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 08, 2013 01:31 PM (1Jaio)

95 "This is an extremely obvious and odious media tactic -- to portray those on its political side as Just Like You, and those on the opposite side as Not Like You. The Other."

=========

It's what got Obama reelected so I'm not surprised that his minions are continuing to use it to defend him.

Posted by: Nighthawk at May 08, 2013 01:31 PM (OtQXp)

96
I think Droom works for the other side. He certainly their fool.

Remember when Rush asked if a president purposely wanted to hurt our economy, hurt our nation, what would that president do differently from Obama?

If someone hated Republicans and conservatives, what would they say differently than Drew does here on a daily basis?

Posted by: soothsayer at May 08, 2013 01:31 PM (8dspl)

97 Remember when he said Aviano Air Force Base was too far away? That's where they fucking flew out of for Operation Odyssey Dawn, which conducted thousands of sorties.

OVER LIBYA.
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at May 08, 2013 01:30 PM (CJjw5)



"Those actions aren't 'facts', they're 'inferences'."

Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 08, 2013 01:31 PM (da5Wo)

98 Must confess to being a little embarrassed since I'm male, white, 52, make money in the range named above, and have been known to frequent Walmart and Chik-fil-A. I also like sunsets and walks on the beach.But until now, this moment, I didn't know I was The Other. This newfoundknowledge of my Otherness fills me with disquiet and trepidation. I feel so strange, so alien, so alone, so...dirty somehow.

Posted by: troyriser at May 08, 2013 01:31 PM (vtiE6)

99 Wait, democrats loves them some whistleblowers.

Does. Not. Compute.

Posted by: wisenheimer at May 08, 2013 01:31 PM (eYx/w)

100 Wow, let's discredit a news story by who is reading and talking about it. It can't be a real story. Those icky tea party types are interested in it. They probably heard about it on Fox too because we sure as hell aren't reporting it.

Posted by: MSM at May 08, 2013 01:31 PM (mjR67)

101 If you tweet about Benghazi, you are also one of those bitter losers who just can't let things go. Benghazi was a long time ago...


The Bible was even longer ago. And I'm not letting go of that either.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 08, 2013 01:31 PM (ndIek)

102 Checking the MFM:

MSDNC is all Boston Bombing

CNN is all Cleveland Kidnappings

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2013 01:31 PM (lVPtV)

103 90
Wow--did this Teirney dude--ask one question?

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:30 PM (r2PLg)


He asked Hicks if he thought Clapper was lying.

Posted by: Tami at May 08, 2013 01:31 PM (X6akg)

104 In very very important and related news, peach hate shakes are back.

Posted by: alexthechick - Bring the SMOD at May 08, 2013 01:30 PM (VtjlW)



Crap. There goes the wife's credit card bill.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 08, 2013 01:32 PM (da5Wo)

105 Peach hate shakes are back!!??!?

Dammit, I just went there Friday and missed it. Time for another run!!

Posted by: Tex Lovera at May 08, 2013 01:32 PM (wtvvX)

106 I don't tweet at all. What does that make me?


You Luddite you.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 08, 2013 01:33 PM (ndIek)

107 Oh wow! Hicks: I was instructed by state not to talk to Rep.. Chaffetz when he came to Libya.

Posted by: Tami at May 08, 2013 01:33 PM (X6akg)

108 He asked Hicks if he thought Clapper was lying.
Posted by: Tami at May 08, 2013 01:31 PM (X6akg)

*******

Oy--I missed that rhetorical.

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:33 PM (r2PLg)

109 so all information going out of Benghazi to washington from get go was terrorist attack

from washington to the american people and the world

video insulting islam.

no deceptiion just you know classified .
by making a private citizen becoem the sitting duck

Posted by: willow at May 08, 2013 01:33 PM (nqBYe)

110
And it's still a given that Obama survives this until the end of his second term?

***

Yeah, I think that's a given. I just couldn't believe that the LIV wouldn't eventually wake up and realize that Big Bill Clinton wasn't lying for them, he was lying to them but that day never came.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 08, 2013 01:33 PM (XUKZU)

111 In very very important and related news, peach hate shakes are back.


Are the banana pudding ones on the menu? Wait, don't tell me. My waistline is better off not knowing.

Posted by: no good deed at May 08, 2013 01:34 PM (mjR67)

112 TheQuietMan at May 08, 2013 01:31 PM

That's what I was afraid of.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 08, 2013 01:34 PM (Kya2Q)

113 Hicks told by State not to talk to Rep Chaffetz during his investigation.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 08, 2013 01:34 PM (Yr6sH)

114
Doesn't that demographic breakdown work out to be...
older and therefore wiser
successful and therefore higher earning
married and therefore more responsible


The sort of people who would make investments. I read today that some federal agency had to withdrawal some sort of financial instrument offering that supplies student loan money -- because NOBODY in their right minds would want to be holding a worthless piece of paper.

'Kids' elected Obama, now let them reap what they sow.

Posted by: Moron 5 at May 08, 2013 01:34 PM (U2UQk)

115 I don't tweet at all. What does that make me?

A woofer?

Posted by: wisenheimer at May 08, 2013 01:34 PM (eYx/w)

116 Can't seem to get a jump on this part of the story, but the media didn't waste time identifying YouTube guy, who I believe is still rotting away in jail.

We're months away from reports of Obama shooting a 53, with 7 hole in ones, at pebble beach.

Posted by: Dave S. at May 08, 2013 01:34 PM (PNi9V)

117 Just when I have almost forgotten about Elanor Norton, the witch re-emerges...

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 08, 2013 01:34 PM (aDwsi)

118 MOST TRANSPARENT ADMINISTRATION EVAH!!!!!

Posted by: Tex Lovera at May 08, 2013 01:35 PM (wtvvX)

119 >>>The sort of people who would make investments.

the sort of person who has their shit together and has impulse control and knows the value of delayed gratification and therefore is being asked to subsidize those without these attributes.

Posted by: ace at May 08, 2013 01:35 PM (LCRYB)

120 This Rep., Jim Jordan from Ohio is goooood!

Posted by: Tami at May 08, 2013 01:35 PM (X6akg)

121
Must confess to being a little embarrassed since I'm male, white, 52, make money in the range named above, and have been known to frequent Walmart and Chik-fil-A. I also like sunsets and walks on the beach.But until now, this moment, I didn't know I was The Other. This newfoundknowledge of my Otherness fills me with disquiet and trepidation. I feel so strange, so alien, so alone, so...dirty somehow.

***

I know how you feel. A stranger in a strange land.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 08, 2013 01:35 PM (XUKZU)

122 Evil Old White Bastards!!



Posted by: dananjcon at May 08, 2013 01:35 PM (jvd3N)

123 >>This is why I don't Tweet. You can't spell twitter without twit.


The best thing about Twitter is when you get a new follower.

The email says "Don't turn around, but some twit named 'Empire of Jeff' is now following you. Click here to follow him back or click over there to call 911."


Or something close to that. I may be paraphrasing.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 08, 2013 01:36 PM (SUKHu)

124 Isn't there some new Super Gonorrhea out there now?


Posted by: eleven at May 08, 2013 01:28 PM (KXm42)



Sandy Fluke: Why is everyone looking at me?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 08, 2013 01:36 PM (1Jaio)

125 Everyone I overhear in Wal-Mart is talking non-stop about Benghazi.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 08, 2013 01:36 PM (8ZskC)

126 Rep. Jordon could have just dropped the mic right there.

That was all I really needed to hear. That testimony was incredible.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 08, 2013 01:37 PM (tWmgi)

127 Clay (Dipshit-Missouri) is trying to blame this on budgets cuts.



Posted by: Tami at May 08, 2013 01:37 PM (X6akg)

128 119 AKA
Evil Old White Bastards!


11-tee

Posted by: dananjcon at May 08, 2013 01:37 PM (jvd3N)

129 This is why I don't Tweet. You can't spell twitter without twit. The best thing about Twitter is when you get a new follower. The email says "Don't turn around, but some twit named 'Empire of Jeff' is now following you. Click here to follow him back or click over there to call 911." Or something close to that. I may be paraphrasing.
Posted by: Mama AJ at May 08, 2013 01:36 PM (SUKHu)

Heh... EoJ perfect example. That guy has a way with words. I miss Sifty's wordsmithing, he also had the gift.

Posted by: The Jackhole at May 08, 2013 01:37 PM (nTgAI)

130 Who's this douche turning everything around to blame Congress?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2013 01:38 PM (lVPtV)

131
Clay (Dipshit-Missouri) is trying to blame this on budgets cuts.

We all knew this was going to happen....

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at May 08, 2013 01:38 PM (0IhFx)

132
This wasn't the first time "that was a long time ago" was used by the Obama crew.

If you recall back in 2008 when Sarah Palin and others attempted, rightly, to make the close connection of Obama to Ayers, Axelrod (or someone else) came out said [about Ayers' terrorism] 'you're talking about something that happened when Barack Obama was only 8 years old.'


Posted by: soothsayer at May 08, 2013 01:38 PM (FC8Yl)

133 Oh. Well, there's the problem..., Republicans and sequester. Natch. Dem asshats playing politics.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 08, 2013 01:38 PM (aDwsi)

134 i am astounded at half the american public being unconcerned that a private citizen was used to cover up for The govt?

am i alone thinking that is extremely terrible for our country?

(yeah i know this video guy was not the greatest , still they used him as a front and now he is in jail)

Posted by: willow at May 08, 2013 01:38 PM (nqBYe)

135 I don't think my blood pressure can take much more of these libturd douchebags.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2013 01:39 PM (lVPtV)

136 these hearings should be limited to questions only.....holy shit

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 08, 2013 01:39 PM (rKyue)

137 How dare we be WHITE and MARRIED!! I wish I did tweet just to mess with some of the other demographics.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 08, 2013 01:39 PM (kENHJ)

138 130
Who's this douche turning everything around to blame Congress?


Posted by: Jane D'oh
-------------

Deflection..., changing the subject.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 08, 2013 01:39 PM (aDwsi)

139 some on the left were advocating the video guy be killed for his 'part' in this attack!

Posted by: willow at May 08, 2013 01:39 PM (nqBYe)

140 In very very important and related news, peach hate shakes are back.


Are the banana pudding ones on the menu? Wait, don't tell me. My waistline is better off not knowing.

Posted by: no good deed at May 08, 2013 01:34 PM (mjR67)



I think the peach started this week and, quelle horreur, I did not realize this until after my order had been taken and I'm not so much of a you know what as to hold up the enormous lunch drive thru line to add to my order. It's a tragedy that I have to go past three to get home tonight. Tragedy.


I did not see the banana pudding ones.

Posted by: alexthechick - Bring the SMOD at May 08, 2013 01:39 PM (VtjlW)

141 Jezzuz gawd--


Nurse! Suction his lungs!

The snot is gurgling !

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:39 PM (r2PLg)

142 Has anyone blamed Boosh yet, because you know its coming.

Posted by: maddogg at May 08, 2013 01:39 PM (OlN4e)

143 They don't report. They editorialize.

Posted by: polynikes at May 08, 2013 01:39 PM (j2X6g)

144 Delurking...


I so want to say something foul about these Democrats that share my pigmentation. This shit is sooo pathetic.


Now Rep. Clay is blaming cuts in the budget for the attacks. Sigh...I denounce myself in advance for my thoughts.

Posted by: I Be That Chick at May 08, 2013 01:39 PM (53qPJ)

145 Who's this douche turning everything around to blame Congress?Posted by: Jane D'oh-------------Deflection..., changing the subject.
Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 08, 2013 01:39 PM (aDwsi)

That's a lame argument anyway... the budget cuts

Posted by: The Jackhole at May 08, 2013 01:40 PM (nTgAI)

146 STFU! Jeebus. Ask a question or shut up!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2013 01:40 PM (lVPtV)

147
What's weird is that the description of Tweeters on Benghazi could easily be spun to a positive:

"Thanks to Demographics Pro, a Twitter analysis firm, we have some vague idea of who’s tweeting the most: According to their report, #Benghazi tweeters are 58.3% male, with an average age of 52.6 years and a median income of $61,800 (“within the top 20 percent of overall Twitter distribution,” the report adds).
The tweeters are also overwhelmingly white and married..."


OK, so we could just as easily describe them as responsible adult middle-class married men with jobs. Aren't those the type of people that we should be looking to for leadership in our society?

Or have we gone so far down the left-wing nostalgie de la boue idiot hole that only young unmarried and unemployed losers are permitted to be interested in politics?

Posted by: The Regular Guy at May 08, 2013 01:40 PM (qHCyt)

148 The Second Amendment is just an Old White Guy thing.

Posted by: SurferDoc at May 08, 2013 01:40 PM (6H6FZ)

149 Nordstrom and Charlene Lamb already testified that funds were not a problem.

Posted by: Tami at May 08, 2013 01:40 PM (X6akg)

150 These tactics only work so far as the populace will allow it. The only thing seperate by us from, say, North Korea media is that they couldn't get away with it. But they're closing fast.

Posted by: Dave S. at May 08, 2013 01:40 PM (GX2fm)

151 Budget cuts my ass. You have a budget cut, you make it so other places are cut. NOT THE WAR ZONE you fucking idiots.

Posted by: © Sponge at May 08, 2013 01:40 PM (xmcEQ)

152
I also like sunsets and walks on the beach.

Oh!! Me too. Especially after my husband did not have sex with an intern, and the WH photographer is there to record every tender moment for posterity.

Posted by: Sir Edmund Hillary Clinton at May 08, 2013 01:41 PM (U2UQk)

153 Hicks: Sorry, I don't speak Jive.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2013 01:41 PM (lVPtV)

154 Omg--

Cummings--"I can't remember if..."

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:41 PM (r2PLg)

155 Yeah, I saw the other night that one of the Dems was trying to use the budget cut thing for blame and Chavitz took him to the wood shed for it...

Posted by: hello, it's me Donna at May 08, 2013 01:41 PM (9+ccr)

156 Ha! Issa reminding Clay that Charlene Lamb said resources were not an issue.

Posted by: Tami at May 08, 2013 01:41 PM (X6akg)

157 "Resources not an issue..."

Nice slapdown.

Posted by: wisenheimer at May 08, 2013 01:42 PM (eYx/w)

158 Oh!! Me too. Especially after my husband did not have sex with an intern, and the WH photographer is there to record every tender moment for posterity.
Posted by: Sir Edmund Hillary Clinton at May 08, 2013 01:41 PM (U2UQk)



Oh. Dear. God. I had managed to suppress all memories of that image until just this moment.


brb on way to Mountains of Madness

Posted by: alexthechick - Bring the SMOD at May 08, 2013 01:42 PM (VtjlW)

159 Issa schools Clay.

Posted by: USA at May 08, 2013 01:42 PM (RIg+t)

160 Nurse! Suction his lungs!



The snot is gurgling !

Posted by: tasker

He sounds like a 350lbs smoker in a wheelchair.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 08, 2013 01:42 PM (Yr6sH)

161 How much was that party at the Luxembourg embassy?

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:43 PM (r2PLg)

162 I'm glad to know that the filthy rich Republicans shop at WalMart.

Or at least send their man servants or illegal alien maids to do the shopping.

Posted by: polynikes at May 08, 2013 01:43 PM (WbOdn)

163 In the mirror universe people go to jail for this kind of shit.

Posted by: dananjcon at May 08, 2013 01:43 PM (jvd3N)

164 recognition the facilty was security insufficient and money wasn't an isue.

so what was?

Posted by: willow at May 08, 2013 01:43 PM (nqBYe)

165 Now Rep. Clay looks like an ass, since he can't even remember if he attend said hearing where it was stated that money wasn't a problem. Stupid ass.

Posted by: I Be That Chick at May 08, 2013 01:43 PM (53qPJ)

166 "I also like sunsets and walks on the beach."

But do you like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain?

if so, we can start more comments on lousy song lyrics. ;^)

Nooooooooooooooo. I was only kidding.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 08, 2013 01:44 PM (kENHJ)

167 Love the photo on Drudge of Shrillary

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 08, 2013 01:44 PM (1Jaio)

168 >>Posted by: I Be That Chick at May 08, 2013 01:39 PM (53qPJ) <<



Thanks for delurking. Stick around for awhile. Just don't get between EOJ and DrewM when it all goes down.

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 08, 2013 01:44 PM (KjlbF)

169 Clay is a fucking retard.
Mica's toupee is smarter than that sub-human fuckstick.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 08, 2013 01:44 PM (ZPrif)

170 If y'all are tweetin' about it, how come you didn't DO anything about it?

Posted by: Baraka Oblama at May 08, 2013 01:44 PM (FcR7P)

171 Just now hearing sound bites on Trey Gowdy. Love that man!

Posted by: Infidel at May 08, 2013 01:44 PM (O/fK8)

172 >>Posted by: Tami

Yo.

I saw you waving at me the other day, but didn't have a chance to wave back.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 08, 2013 01:45 PM (SUKHu)

173 If you're still supporting Big Media by subscribing to Cable TV, you're not really very serious about all of this "media is destroying our country" stuff.

Posted by: fyscyl clyff at May 08, 2013 01:45 PM (380tA)

174 Thanks to Demographics Pro, a Twitter analysis firm, we have some vague idea of who’s tweeting the most: According to their report, #PleaseIgnoreBenghazitweeters are 58.3% beta-male, with an average age of16 years and a median income of $12,800. Information also derived from tweeters wanting to ignore Benghazi was the penchant for child porn.

Posted by: Heralder at May 08, 2013 01:45 PM (+xmn4)

175 I expected the WaPo to call them non-people

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 08, 2013 01:45 PM (/i3Yt)

176 He sounds like a 350lbs smoker in a wheelchair.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 08, 2013 01:42 PM (Yr6sH)


Larry Flynt?

Posted by: © Sponge at May 08, 2013 01:45 PM (xmcEQ)

177 @114 The sort of people who would make investments. I read today that some federal agency had to withdrawal some sort of financial instrument offering that supplies student loan money -- because NOBODY in their right minds would want to be holding a worthless piece of paper.
---------------------------
Sallie Mae - iirc, the only "Mae" that didn't get hit during the 2008 mess. Sallie Mae also operates under slightly different rules, though, including some that make it a little more connected to the real world than Fannie and Freddie.

Posted by: junior at May 08, 2013 01:45 PM (UWFpX)

178 153
Hicks: Sorry, I don't speak Jive.


Posted by: Jane D'oh
--------

Thread winner.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 08, 2013 01:45 PM (aDwsi)

179 There is no downside to being a Stupid Ass in the Democrat Party.

Posted by: SurferDoc at May 08, 2013 01:45 PM (6H6FZ)

180
The Democrat Template for Argument

1. Nothing happened.
2. If something did happen, it's not a big deal.
3. It's the Republican's fault.

Posted by: soothsayer at May 08, 2013 01:45 PM (LVtr+)

181 I wonder what Demo Pro has to say about more than half of Bieber and Gaga's Twitter followers are fake. What does that mean?

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at May 08, 2013 01:11 PM (kXoT0)

Fake celebrities, fake Twitter fans. I see symmetry there.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 08, 2013 01:45 PM (fNpC1)

182 recognition the facilty was security insufficient and money wasn't an isue.

so what was?


Posted by: willow at May 08, 2013 01:43 PM (nqBYe)


This administration.

Posted by: © Sponge at May 08, 2013 01:46 PM (xmcEQ)

183 I saw you waving at me the other day, but didn't have a chance to wave back.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 08, 2013 01:45 PM (SUKHu)

No problem...good to see you around!

Posted by: Tami at May 08, 2013 01:46 PM (X6akg)

184
"These tactics only work so far as the populace will allow it."
Our populace will allow all manner of political and economic sodomy to be performed on its fat ass just as long as they have their bucket of KFC, a 42" or larger flat screen, reality TV shows, and pretty promises of Free Shit.

Posted by: Jaws at May 08, 2013 01:46 PM (4I3Uo)

185 I am so sick of these people. Four Americans are dead and they treat this like it's some kind of sport.

Nothing to see here, nothing worth investigating, etc. Yeah, so we changed our story 6 times, obscured the facts, threatened people who want to tell the truth, hesitated with our decisions, demurred to politics and made no proactive security provisions- in spite of the dangerous situation, requests from people in-country and the significance/proven heightened threat on September 11th.

All to what- protect their asses and political optics? Isn't that what caused this in the first place?

Posted by: Marcus at May 08, 2013 01:46 PM (GGCsk)

186 I don't tweet but I have my cheerleading outfit on today for
Hicks, Nordstrom and Thompson!


Go on.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 08, 2013 01:46 PM (jKWYf)

187 Hillary's primary accomplishment in life is she led the character assassination squads used to discredit the women Bill raped.

The "White Trash" Bimbo Eruption Truth Squad is the only thing Hillary has done competently in her entire life.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 08, 2013 01:46 PM (ZPrif)

188 176 He sounds like a 350lbs smoker in a wheelchair.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 08, 2013 01:42 PM (Yr6sH)


Larry Flynt?
Posted by: © Sponge at May 08, 2013 01:45 PM (xmcEQ)

********


Duke Harkonnen?

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:46 PM (r2PLg)

189 the sort of person who has their shit together and has impulse control and knows the value of delayed gratification and therefore is being asked to subsidize those without these attributes.
Posted by: ace at May 08, 2013 01:35 PM (LCRYB)



You know, that pretty much sums up the differences in the world right now. Not Left and Right, not Boomers v. Gen X. That right there.


What happens when those who are responsible finally say not just no but fuck no will be interesting, in a Chinese curse kind of way.

Posted by: alexthechick - Bring the SMOD at May 08, 2013 01:46 PM (VtjlW)

190 If you're unable to pull your sorry ass away from the NFL, NBA, MLB long enough to stop supporting the Very Special Media that's actively working to destroy our country, then you're part of The Problem.

Posted by: fyscyl clyff at May 08, 2013 01:47 PM (380tA)

191 Clay (Dipshit-Missouri) is trying to blame this on budgets cuts.

Democrats - Bringing New Meaning To 'Severance Packages'

Posted by: t-bird at May 08, 2013 01:47 PM (FcR7P)

192 >>Duke Harkonnen?

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:46 PM (r2PLg)<<

I hate that dude.

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 08, 2013 01:47 PM (KjlbF)

193 Love the photo on Drudge of Shrillary

Did you see what was written on the page in front of me?

Raise both fists in air. Appear indignant. Raise voice as fists shake and say, "What difference does it make?"

Now Bill does much better acting then me, but I thought I stayed on script pretty well.

Posted by: Sir Edmund Hillary Clinton at May 08, 2013 01:47 PM (U2UQk)

194 180
The Democrat Template for Argument

1. Nothing happened.
2. If something did happen, it's not a big deal.
3. It's the Republican's fault.

Posted by: soothsayer at May 08, 2013 01:45 PM (LVtr+) You missed one sooth: 4: It all happened sooooooooooooooooooooo long ago. Ancient history. Who gives a fuck about ancient history?

Posted by: maddogg at May 08, 2013 01:47 PM (OlN4e)

195
If you're wondering who's buying the Democrats excuses and lying, right now, the answer is their key demographics. And that's all that matters to them.

Posted by: soothsayer at May 08, 2013 01:47 PM (LVtr+)

196 The Democrat Template for Argument

1. Nothing happened.
2. If something did happen, it's not a big deal.
2a. If we get caught lying about it not being a big deal see #3.
3. It's the Republican's fault.

Posted by: soothsayer at May 08, 2013 01:45 PM (LVtr+)


Addendum.

Posted by: Heralder at May 08, 2013 01:48 PM (+xmn4)

197 I stop paying attention whena dem asks questions, or more accurately, attacks and protects the SCOAMT>

Posted by: CarolT at May 08, 2013 01:48 PM (z4WKX)

198 .Somebody just gave me a gift of Parkers Heritage- barrel proof.

I am about to crack it open listening to these hearings.

Posted by: Marcus at May 08, 2013 01:48 PM (GGCsk)

199 Mr. Lynch, Masshole.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at May 08, 2013 01:49 PM (XIxXP)

200 The media are to Benghazi as the Cleveland PD are to Seymour Street...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at May 08, 2013 01:49 PM (wtvvX)

201 If you're wondering who's buying the Democrats excuses and lying, right now, the answer is their key demographics. And that's all that matters to them.


Posted by: soothsayer at May 08, 2013 01:47 PM (LVtr+)
-I believe that 80% of the GOP is pandering to the same group.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 08, 2013 01:49 PM (/i3Yt)

202 Thanks for delurking. Stick around for awhile. Just don't get between EOJ and DrewM when it all goes down.
Posted by: Muad'dib at May 08, 2013 01:44 PM (KjlbF)


Thanks. I try to comment here and there. And I sooo enjoy EOJ! I saw Drew M's comments and have no idea why he would defend that position. I don't care how long the attack was...one minute to 45 days...you send people in. You don't sit there and watch people die. The whole thing stinks and is utter bullshit.

Posted by: I Be That Chick at May 08, 2013 01:49 PM (53qPJ)

203 192 >>Duke Harkonnen?

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:46 PM (r2PLg)

I hate that dude.
Posted by: Muad'dib at May 08, 2013 01:47 PM (KjlbF)

*********

I think it was your handle that made me picture that..


damn it.

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:49 PM (r2PLg)

204 This is Unfknbelievable. I'm on drink #3. I would have more but I have to pick up my child from school.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at May 08, 2013 01:50 PM (XIxXP)

205 So now I guess we have to hear more democrats to "even things out" according to Megan Kelly.

So, apparently the White House is leaning on Ailes.

I thought suffering through Cummings and Holmes-Norton was more than sufficient.

Posted by: Miss Marple at May 08, 2013 01:50 PM (GoIUi)

206 I am really, really angry right now.

And to all the low information ignorant ass hipster lefty fuckfards out there who are JUST FINE WITH LIVES BEING THROWN AWAY AS LONG AS YOU CAN FIND YOUR FAVORITE BRAND OF ARTISAN GRANOLA, fuck you.

I'd like to congratulate the Democratic Party of Sam Ervin, William Proxmire, and Scoop Jackson on becoming an amoral, unserious clown show.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 08, 2013 01:50 PM (LttFA)

207 Hillary actually enabled the raping of women

Posted by: The Jackhole at May 08, 2013 01:51 PM (nTgAI)

208 O/T but I blame Gore - http://ti.me/18hJ0cA


Also, I've had that Shaggy song stuck in my head for the last few days for some odd reason.

Posted by: alexthechick - Bring the SMOD at May 08, 2013 01:51 PM (VtjlW)

209 204This is Unfknbelievable. I'm on drink #3. I would have more but I have to pick up my child from school.Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at May 08, 2013 01:50 PM (XIxXP)

Scoot over, I'll take care of the drinking while you go to pick them up.

Posted by: Heralder at May 08, 2013 01:51 PM (+xmn4)

210 Agit-Prop 101: A specialty of Socialists for over a Century!

Posted by: Sen Mitch McTurtle at May 08, 2013 01:51 PM (WyRZF)

211 Obama administration has changed their stories about Benghazi more than Jodi Arias hasabout how her boyfriend got killed.

She's going to prison by the way and she only killed one person.

Posted by: polynikes at May 08, 2013 01:51 PM (m2CN7)

212
All those times Democrats say they want to "protect" the middle class, or "grow" the middle class, and "save" the middle class?

Yeah, lies.

Democrats hate the middle class. Democrats represent the other three classes: Upper, Lower, and None.

50yr old White Men? Go fug yourselves.

Sincerely,
The Democrats

Posted by: soothsayer at May 08, 2013 01:51 PM (8dspl)

213 Liberals categorize people who disagree with them because they can be honest about what they think of people who disagree with them. Liberal categorize and judge everyone.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at May 08, 2013 01:52 PM (uvaJ1)

214 Pretty thin reed to hold onto, for the next 3 years. Three. Fucking. Years.

Ok. But can't we first solve the Vince Foster Murder Mystery?

One step at a time, knuckleheads.

Posted by: andrew breitbart at May 08, 2013 01:52 PM (X31CJ)

215 If I read one more "what difference does it make" comment....well, some bad shit's gonna happen.

Posted by: Hillary! at May 08, 2013 01:52 PM (JQuNB)

216 >>I don't care how long the attack was...one minute to 45 days...you send people in.<<



Exactly. When the attack is going on you have no idea how long it will last. Send. Help.

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 08, 2013 01:52 PM (KjlbF)

217 So, apparently the White House is leaning on Ailes.


I have fox on T.V. but I'm watching and listening as it streams Fox is editing out certain congressmen.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at May 08, 2013 01:52 PM (XIxXP)

218 204 This is Unfknbelievable. I'm on drink #3. I would have more but I have to pick up my child from school.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at May 08, 2013 01:50 PM (XIxXP)

******

Be careful driving--don't let these bastards get to you.

Stay safe OSP

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:52 PM (r2PLg)

219 Democrats hate the middle class. Democrats represent the other three classes: Upper, Lower, and None.

50yr old White Men? Go fug yourselves.

Sincerely,
The Democrats


Posted by: soothsayer at May 08, 2013 01:51 PM (8dspl)
-They learned all they need to know from Stalin. Remember the Kulaks?

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 08, 2013 01:52 PM (/i3Yt)

220 HeatherRadish, may I slide a glass of Tequila to you under your desk? I have returned safely from China and hate to report that their newspapers actually contains slight criticisms of the government, while OUR media sucks so badly I can't even express it without having a massive stroke....

Posted by: Mrs Mittens at May 08, 2013 01:52 PM (+bFc+)

221 Well there's erg, with a semi load of nothin'. As usual.

Posted by: maddogg at May 08, 2013 01:53 PM (OlN4e)

222 MFM delenda est - because bigotry and hate.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile at May 08, 2013 01:53 PM (qyfb5)

223 Pretty thin reed to hold onto, for the next 3 years. Three. Fucking. Years. Ok. But can't we first solve the Vince Foster Murder Mystery? One step at a time, knuckleheads.
Posted by: andrew breitbart at May 08, 2013 01:52 PM (X31CJ)

that's a pretty big cock you have in your mouth. Are you going to keep it in there for the next three years, dumbass

Posted by: The Jackhole at May 08, 2013 01:53 PM (nTgAI)

224
Exactly. When the attack is going on you have no idea how long it will last. Send. Help.
Posted by: Muad'dib at May 08, 2013 01:52 PM (KjlbF)

No shit, even if it's almost over, even if they killed everyone, at least we can whack the POS's standing around dancing on the dead bodies.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at May 08, 2013 01:53 PM (XIxXP)

225 Stay safe OSP
Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:52 PM (r2PLg)


They're spaced out appropriatly. Thank for caring.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at May 08, 2013 01:54 PM (XIxXP)

226 Volcano Boy! Blowing his top!
( pooot )

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 08, 2013 01:55 PM (Yr6sH)

227 I didn't know that there were two stand down orders? WTF?

Posted by: I Be That Chick at May 08, 2013 01:55 PM (53qPJ)

228 Posted by: andrew breitbart at May 08, 2013 01:52 PM (X31CJ)

Don't worry sweetheart, it's going to get a lot worse for you.

Posted by: Heralder at May 08, 2013 01:55 PM (+xmn4)

229 WOW! Hicks testifies that a previously unknown Libyan volcano erupted during the attack and kept reinforcements from flying in! 11!!!!

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 08, 2013 01:55 PM (KjlbF)

230 Not watching, have any of the Ds brought up climate change yet as a possible causal factor?

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at May 08, 2013 01:55 PM (XvrTA)

231 I hate those guys.

Posted by: GuyfromNH at May 08, 2013 01:55 PM (kbOju)

232 re: Evil Old White Bastards!

Evil old white bastards' wives are pretty much the only people who still read the Post. The idea they're trying to bring to readers' minds is "boring," not evil.

Think of it as a personals ad. Ms. Jaye Random Post-Subscriber is not looking for Mr. MWM, 53, statistically rich but poorer than anyone you know, loves Walmart & Chick-Fil-A.

The Post itself is an ad, a lifestyle brand. For evil old white bastards! And what they want from it is to be distinguished from Another Boring Old White Guy--with his Jesus-chicken and shopping-at-stores-full-of-black-people-and-Mexicans and sub-six-figure tastelessness.

Posted by: oblig. at May 08, 2013 01:55 PM (cePv8)

233 Honestly, is the press not even interested that unresolved, questionable bullshit follows Hillary everywhere? Between Whitewater, Vince Foster and now the Benghazi cover-up there should at least be a made for TV movie...

Posted by: Marcus at May 08, 2013 01:55 PM (GGCsk)

234 Interesting how the Dems stack these hearings with minority Reps, no? Almost like they're the ones who Dems can trust to parrot the ridiculous shit they come up with. Not to mention that if the witnesses become hostile to the stupidity, they can be easily discredited as racist or mysoginist.

Noticed this with the FnF hearings as well. Similar bunch of partisan hack clowns.

Posted by: DangerGirl at May 08, 2013 01:56 PM (tonYs)

235 You can't really trust those gun-control advocates, they eat kale, listen to NPR and regularly shop at Whole Foods

Posted by: Parallel Universe WaPo at May 08, 2013 01:56 PM (60GaT)

236 We can always talk about the desert that is the American job market, Erg. You ignorant boil.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 08, 2013 01:56 PM (LttFA)

237 I love how we're always hearing about 'dog-whistles' from the Left and yet it's perfectly natural for them to very clearly insinuate that those who enjoy eating chicken sandwiches from Chick-Fil-A have a very specific set of beliefs.

I just really enjoy the logical connection here. Chick-Fil-A fan = Homophobe. But that's not a dog-whistle Because Very Rational.

Seems legit.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 08, 2013 01:56 PM (tWmgi)

238 erg, you never answered my comment on the Iraq Liberation Document written by Clinton on why American interests wanted Saddam ousted. because of things like terror and wmds

i figured you would be interested as you brought up saddam and Bush and on a lie about wmds?

i wonder where Bush got that intelligence about Saddams wmd's?

oh yeah that document was before Bush in 1998

Posted by: willow at May 08, 2013 01:56 PM (nqBYe)

239 I don't have time to read any WaPo shit. I'm too busy bitterly clinging to my new plastic gun.

Posted by: Roy at May 08, 2013 01:57 PM (VndSC)

240 Gonna name names now? Who gave the stand down order?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2013 01:57 PM (lVPtV)

241 Between Whitewater, Vince Foster and now the Benghazi cover-up there should at least be a made for TV movie...
Posted by: Marcus at May 08, 2013 01:55 PM (GGCsk)


Wasn't that "Road to 9/11" stopped from airing because it showed Clinton in a poor light? Not sure if I remember that correctly.

Posted by: Heralder at May 08, 2013 01:57 PM (+xmn4)

242 Interesting how the Dems stack these hearings with minority Reps, no?
-
I posit a combination of party loyalty to a suicidal level, along with a helping of race card.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 08, 2013 01:57 PM (/i3Yt)

243 Noticed this with the FnF hearings as well. Similar bunch of partisan hack clowns.
Posted by: DangerGirl at May 08, 2013 01:56 PM (tonYs)

Oh, the earlier scrunt they had on spent her time defending shrillary. It was disgusting.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at May 08, 2013 01:57 PM (XIxXP)

244 76 He sounds like a 350lbs smoker in a wheelchair.





Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 08, 2013 01:42 PM (Yr6sH)





Larry Flynt?

Posted by: © Sponge at May 08, 2013 01:45 PM (xmcEQ)



********





Duke Harkonnen?

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:46 PM (r2PLg)

Raymond Burr?

Posted by: dananjcon at May 08, 2013 01:57 PM (jvd3N)

245
Rep. Michael Turner (R-Ohio) remarks that they now have TWO separate stand down orders to TWo separate groups.



Gee, it almost seems like an order from someone superior to both State and Defense went out, doesn't it?



Who would this mysterious person be?

Posted by: Miss Marple at May 08, 2013 01:57 PM (GoIUi)

246 @227 I didn't know that there were two stand down orders? WTF?
-------------------------
Yup. The CIA guys were ordered to NOT intervene. That's one of the reasons why there's some speculation that there might have been some funny business going on.

Posted by: junior at May 08, 2013 01:57 PM (UWFpX)

247 i am astounded at half the american public being unconcerned that a private citizen was used to cover up for The govt?am i alone thinking that is extremely terrible for our country?

No, you're not alone, willow. What you are is outnumbered.

I'll keep banging on the nihilism drum. If you approach these hearings (or the Gosnell trial) with the full expectation that nothing will happen and no one will pay any price for their mendacity, then any actual punishment is a pleasant, unexpected surprise. I never blew my stack over the Syphilitic Hillbilly skating impeachment because I knew nothing would ever happen.

Yes, it's a bleak way to look at things, but it keeps your blood pressure down. Otherwise, I'd be screaming like the now vanished post up above calling for the outright murder of MSM lickspittles.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 08, 2013 01:57 PM (zF6Iw)

248
They (the WH) simply did not want to respond for some reason. I really want to know what that reason was.

If I was in an embassy or consulate today, I would want to know what the current policy is if there is an attack.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 08, 2013 01:57 PM (jKWYf)

249 Don't copy and paste erg's spew.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at May 08, 2013 01:58 PM (xAtAj)

250 Who is Cheryl Mills?
Insiders seem to know this person as a person with significant power. Some calling her Hillary's alter-ego.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 08, 2013 01:58 PM (ZPrif)

251 225 Stay safe OSP
Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:52 PM (r2PLg)


They're spaced out appropriatly. Thank for caring.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at May 08, 2013 01:54 PM (XIxXP)

***********


Okay--it's still pre-noon in my timezone.

So I figure vodka might not have been for your breakfast...

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:58 PM (r2PLg)

252 "I am so sick of these people. Four Americans are dead and they treat this like it's some kind of sport."

I love our charming sentiments. Oh, swoon! Hush. Hush. Can you hear the Madrigals singing, sibilant, breathing the soft, dry air, now that Spring's infuriations are over?

Posted by: andrew breitbart at May 08, 2013 01:58 PM (X31CJ)

253 i wonder where Bush got that intelligence about Saddams wmd's?

oh yeah that document was before Bush in 1998
Posted by: willow at May 08, 2013 01:56 PM (nqBYe)


I think the 5000+ gassed murdered Kurds helped them figured out the WMD situation.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at May 08, 2013 01:58 PM (XIxXP)

254 Hicks: Consulate security team told to leave Libya by Gen. Ham after car-jacking incident on security team.

Let that sink it. They were attacked -> security teams withdrawn.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 08, 2013 01:58 PM (Yr6sH)

255 Excellent analysis and breakdown, Ace. Does anyone else study the media like you do? I'm glad you do it for the rest of us.

Whatabunchof propagandists.

Posted by: L, elle at May 08, 2013 01:59 PM (0PiQ4)

256 so what i have gotten from this so far

stephens, smith, woods , doherty and 20 something others were throw aways to the wh?

no assist, those that DID assist went against orders to help?

Posted by: willow at May 08, 2013 01:59 PM (nqBYe)

257 Raymond Burr?
Posted by: dananjcon at May 08, 2013 01:57 PM (jvd3N)


******

Na--needs more puss or phlegm...

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:59 PM (r2PLg)

258
"Wasn't that "Road to 9/11" stopped from airing because it showed Clinton in a poor light? Not sure if I remember that correctly."

No. It aired.

Once.

AFAIK, you'd have an easier time locating .22lr ammo right now than a copy of the miniseries.

Posted by: Jaws at May 08, 2013 01:59 PM (4I3Uo)

259 I am already convinced that Rep. Jordan's portion of the hearing is the most damaging to Hillary. Pretty sure he used his 5 Minutes to cost her the WH.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 08, 2013 01:59 PM (tWmgi)

260 Wasn't that "Road to 9/11" stopped from airing because it showed Clinton in a poor light? Not sure if I remember that correctly.
Posted by: Heralder at May 08, 2013 01:57 PM (+xmn4)


It aired. It has never reaired, or been released on DVD.

Posted by: buzzion at May 08, 2013 01:59 PM (LI48c)

261 BOOOOSH! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Obama, meh.

Posted by: erg at May 08, 2013 01:59 PM (MMC8r)

262 IDK. But being someone who survived 9/11 and being pretty well informed I place a great deal of the blame on Clinton and the ridiculous stuff that made us less safe.

The press can sugar coat and divert all they want, but there are plenty of facts to back that up.

Posted by: Marcus at May 08, 2013 01:59 PM (GGCsk)

263 Okay--it's still pre-noon in my timezone.

So I figure vodka might not have been for your breakfast...
Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 01:58 PM (r2PLg)


:-) Um, no, I'm 2 hours past lunch.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at May 08, 2013 01:59 PM (XIxXP)

264 If I was in an embassy or consulate today, I would want to know what the current policy is if there is an attack.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 08, 2013 01:57 PM (jKWYf)
-If you had not resigned by now and were still at an embassy, I would question your intelligence. I used to travel worldwide when Bush was in office - not now.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 08, 2013 02:00 PM (/i3Yt)

265 #224, Oldsailors Poet, exactly. There is never, ever, no way, no how, a reason not to send help. An Embassy is American soil-to be defended, not abandoned.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at May 08, 2013 02:00 PM (kXoT0)

266 and we're on our own, we will have to do it with assets we have






Posted by: willow at May 08, 2013 02:00 PM (nqBYe)

267 The Tea Party is mostly white, tbf. As are activists for select liberal causes. people should just dead the diversity pissing matches and embrace their crackerness

Posted by: JDP at May 08, 2013 02:00 PM (60GaT)

268 Posted by: andrew breitbart at May 08, 2013 01:52 PM (X31CJ)





Oh look, something got out of its cage. How very clever of you.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 08, 2013 02:00 PM (1Jaio)

269 The Media must be destroyed. There is no turning them, there is no excusing them, there is no way they will ever again be the source of information. They must be destroyed.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 08, 2013 02:00 PM (P7hip)

270 "Red meat" Republicans looking ridiculous!

Posted by: aMesSNBC at May 08, 2013 02:00 PM (2iU3x)

271
oh yeah that document was before Bush in 1998

Finally the vast right wing conspiracy stops blaming my husband for something he screwed up.

Posted by: Sir Edmund Hillary Clinton at May 08, 2013 02:01 PM (U2UQk)

272 I just moved the Parkers Heritage (wow 133 proof) out of the desk drawer.

Posted by: Marcus at May 08, 2013 02:01 PM (GGCsk)

273 Ignore the troll.

Andrew Breitbart:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YthG-MeKcbQ

Posted by: wisenheimer at May 08, 2013 02:01 PM (eYx/w)

274 254 Hicks: Consulate security team told to leave Libya by Gen. Ham after car-jacking incident on security team.

Let that sink it. They were attacked -> security teams withdrawn.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 08, 2013 01:58 PM (Yr6sH)

***********

He says Ham made that decision?


Colonel Woods says that Ham made personal reassurances to Cretz, Joan Polashik 9sp?) and Stevens that they could keep the team.

I think Charlene Lamb prevented State from making the formal request so Ham could not keep them there.

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 02:01 PM (r2PLg)

275 I would get nasty with erg but it's so far down the intelligence scale that it's just not any fun. pathetic. Lame. Lamentable little single celled parasitic organism that he is. He might be a scabies mite on some stray dog's ass.

Posted by: maddogg at May 08, 2013 02:01 PM (OlN4e)

276
egmcmuffin is upset that his prayers for another school shooting go unanswered

Posted by: soothsayer at May 08, 2013 02:01 PM (KeJAW)

277 Let AtC handle Alextopia for the Horde.

I'll handle the camps for the MFM. Trust me, they won't enjoy them.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2013 02:02 PM (lVPtV)

278 Ah, thanks guys, I'm going to do a search on that miniseries now.

Posted by: Heralder at May 08, 2013 02:02 PM (+xmn4)

279 what's worse than a typical troll?
is one that steals the name of Breitbart.

Posted by: willow at May 08, 2013 02:02 PM (nqBYe)

280 Once they discovered that the Tea Party was wealthier than average, the standard description became "overwelmingly white, older, and richer than the average American."

wow, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are just like us!

Posted by: mallfly at May 08, 2013 02:02 PM (bJm7W)

281 Re: The Washington Toast, New York Slimes, Chicago Tribulation, whatever:

Fug 'em all.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 08, 2013 02:02 PM (BDU/a)

282 Hicks: Consulate security team told to leave Libya by Gen. Ham after car-jacking incident on security team. Let that sink it. They were attacked -> security teams withdrawn.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 08, 2013 01:58 PM (Yr6sH)

Was Ham the one that that was fired/retired a while back?

Posted by: The Jackhole at May 08, 2013 02:03 PM (nTgAI)

283
Put CSPAN2 on, they are live and don't go to commercials.
Fox has Kelly and some other guy talking about hearing. I had blocked FNC during the republican primary because of Rove and the rest of the cheerleading for Romney.

Posted by: CarolT at May 08, 2013 02:03 PM (z4WKX)

284 Yikes! Check out Drudge.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2013 02:03 PM (lVPtV)

285 As if any more proof were needed that Greg Gutfeld fucking RULES!!!!

GregGutfeld ✔ @greggutfeld

watching hearings, just bought a chick-fil-a sandwich with a thousand dollar bill I got for my 48th birthday @washingtonpost
1:10 PM - 8 May 2013

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at May 08, 2013 02:03 PM (7ObY1)

286 Despite the denial of Ambassador Stevens’ request, Embassy Tripoli officials persisted in their requests for additional security. In July 2012, for example, RSO Eric Nordstrom alerted DS officials in Washington that he intended to submit a formal cable request for an extension of the SST and MSD teams. DS personnel in Washington alerted Mr. Nordstrom that Ms. Charlene Lamb, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security, was “reluctant to ask for an SST extension, apparently out of concern that it would be embarrassing to the [State Department] to continue to have to rely on [Defense Department] assets to protect our Mission.”18 Moreover, in response to Mr. Nordstrom’s intent to request an MSD extension, Ms. Lamb responded, “NO, I do not [I repeat] not want them to ask for the MSD team to stay!”19

http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Libya-Progress-Report-Final-1.pdf

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 02:04 PM (r2PLg)

287 GOP chairman denied Benghazi files- http://bit.ly/11jzSUM

"Pentagon officials have denied a request from a House Republican chairman for access to documents on last year’s terrorist attack in Benghazi.

'I am deeply disappointed in the Department’s response and am committed to continuing the Armed Services Committee's oversight into the tragedy at Benghazi,' House Armed Services Committee chief Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said in a statement Wednesday."

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at May 08, 2013 02:04 PM (YjDyJ)

288 Stay tuned for another 15 minute segment on the dangers of false eyelashes.

Posted by: CBS at May 08, 2013 02:05 PM (wAQA5)

289 the sort of person who has their shit together and has impulse control
and knows the value of delayed gratification and therefore is being
asked to subsidize those without these attributes.


They're not asking.

Posted by: Phinn at May 08, 2013 02:05 PM (oFH2D)

290
Yikes! Check out Drudge.

***

You mean Hillary! getting ready to make a zombie attack?

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 08, 2013 02:05 PM (XUKZU)

291 sos what difference does it make

congressman , death is a part of life

yeah to those that can give two shits about death

Posted by: willow at May 08, 2013 02:05 PM (nqBYe)

292 I think LTC Gibson might have been what was left of that MSD team that Charlene Lamb was embarrassed to ask for--for whatever reasons.

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 02:06 PM (r2PLg)

293 242 Interesting how the Dems stack these hearings with minority Reps, no?
-
I posit a combination of party loyalty to a suicidal level, along with a helping of race card.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 08, 2013 01:57 PM (/i3Yt)


I totally agree. I am always reminding my family members and other blacks I know who are Democrats, that they are sowing (by voting for them) to their demise. I know it sounds harsh, but it's true.


I have an uncle who is a very successful businessman, who has voted Republican his whole life. As soon as Obama popped on the scene, he lost his damn mind. Now he is bitching about the high taxes and Obamacare. I told him he must love it since he voted for the jackass.

Posted by: I Be That Chick at May 08, 2013 02:06 PM (53qPJ)

294 Raymond Burr?


Posted by: dananjcon at May 08, 2013 01:57 PM (jvd3N)


I don't think he weighs 350 or smokes anymore.

Posted by: © Sponge at May 08, 2013 02:06 PM (xmcEQ)

295 One step at a time, knuckleheads.
Posted by: andrew breitbart at May 08, 2013 01:52 PM (X31CJ)

Your repetitive use of the pejorative 'knuckleheads' indicates agreed-upon usage to establish a single account identity, soI'm guessing the three of you share that sock, am I right?

Posted by: troyriser at May 08, 2013 02:06 PM (vtiE6)

296 283
Put CSPAN2 on, they are live and don't go to commercials.
Fox has Kelly and some other guy talking about hearing. I had blocked FNC during the republican primary because of Rove and the rest of the cheerleading for Romney.

Posted by: CarolT at May 08, 2013 02:03 PM (z4WKX)


********

Thank you CarolT!

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 02:07 PM (r2PLg)

297 Was Ham the one that that was fired/retired a while back?

Posted by: The Jackhole


Yes, he was removed from head of AFRICOM this April.

Weird thing was that Chaffetz asked a question of the witnesses on whether or not Ham was in DC on 9.11.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 08, 2013 02:07 PM (Yr6sH)

298
Posted by: I Be That Chick at May 08, 2013 02:06 PM (53qPJ)


Ouch!

Posted by: maddogg at May 08, 2013 02:07 PM (OlN4e)

299 Don't tweet, no time for twits.

I guess I'm a luddite.

Posted by: BlearyTruth at May 08, 2013 02:07 PM (sYLzD)

300 Oh look! Connelly's pants just caught on fire!

Posted by: concrete girl at May 08, 2013 02:08 PM (iVJTr)

301 It appears that Cheryl Mills, Hillary's counselor and Chief of Staff, is another brown skinned lady. Does Hillary have a type? http://thegrio.com/2012/02/08/2012-cheryl-mills/

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at May 08, 2013 02:08 PM (kXoT0)

302 "Agents of the state should seek the disintegration of opponents by means of systematically discrediting reputations...the creation of doubts...sowing mistrust...and determined exploitation of personal weakness of enemies of the state."

- East German Stasi Training Manual (direct quote)

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 08, 2013 02:08 PM (/i3Yt)

303 You'll have to forgive my ignorance. But when did "it will embarrass us" become a security consideration in a country where there is no well established police force, a nascent military is in charge and armed factions of terrorist groups exist?

My response would have been- are you fooking kidding me?

Posted by: Marcus at May 08, 2013 02:08 PM (GGCsk)

304 The Media must be destroyed. There is no turning them, there is no
excusing them, there is no way they will ever again be the source of
information. They must be destroyed.

--

THIS. Their malfeasance and gross neglect in reporting this story, not covering this story, not investigating, not asking questions, protecting this administration at all costs is nearly as much of a scandal as the event itself. They've turned a corner. They are no longer even resembling a free press, a voice of the people, a vanguard against gov't tyranny.

Posted by: Lady in Black (I haven't read all the comments yet, but....) at May 08, 2013 02:08 PM (ovWeo)

305 I have an uncle who is a very successful businessman, who has voted Republican his whole life. As soon as Obama popped on the scene, he lost his damn mind. Now he is bitching about the high taxes and Obamacare. I told him he must love it since he voted for the jackass.


My own mother, who has never voted for a Republican in her entire life, ever, even in local races, was about to vote McCain in 2008.

She backed off at the last minute, telling me "That Palin woman just scares me too much."

Now she's bitching about the taxes, the healthcare, the, well, everything.

I'm really starting to think I was secretly adopted. As the only non-Democrat in my entire extended family, I am looked upon as a freak who's politics shall not be mentioned.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at May 08, 2013 02:09 PM (7ObY1)

306
Good Lord, it was still a damn war zone, and they didn't have assets there. It is just mind boggling to contemplate that first of all. And then not to respond AT ALL to a consulate under attack.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 08, 2013 02:09 PM (jKWYf)

307 I hate to say it, but what is the point of all these hearings? Isn't Obama the one who did the most wrong that day. by not authorizing help of any kind? Nothing is going to happen to him from this. Maybe it is just so depressing to me that I get annoyed with the GOP for even getting people's hopes up that any good can come of this all.

Posted by: Baldy at May 08, 2013 02:09 PM (tyDFN)

308 It appears that Cheryl Mills, Hillary's counselor and Chief of Staff, is another brown skinned lady. Does Hillary have a type?


Meh, third world/ghetto chicks will do anything for monet, even hillary.


I denounce myself

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at May 08, 2013 02:10 PM (XIxXP)

309 soI'm guessing the three of you share that sock, am I right?

...not that there's anything wrong with the three of you using a warm, fuzzy sock at the same time. It's just a little more intimate than we're used to.

Posted by: t-bird at May 08, 2013 02:10 PM (FcR7P)

310
sos what difference does it make

congressman , death is a part of life

yeah to those that can give two shits about death

***

Reminds me of Zero Mostel in A Funny Thing Happened Onthe Way to the Forum. He is a slave who says that he is impervious to pain so there's is no use in torturing him. Another character pricks him with a pin and he screams. The other guy says, "I thought you said that you were impervious to pain?" Zero responds, "Not my own!"

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 08, 2013 02:10 PM (XUKZU)

311 Not a single fucking story about the Benghazi hearings on Google News home page.

Not a single. fucking. one.

Burn in hell, fuckers....

Posted by: Tex Lovera at May 08, 2013 02:10 PM (wtvvX)

312
they also like Chick-fil-A and Walmart



WALMART???!!!. Good Lord almighty, the minorities and liberals have pretty much taken over Walmart here in Waterloo, iowa.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 08, 2013 02:10 PM (DoZD+)

313
Did I see Tierney's name mentioned above?

John Tierney is a corrupt MA Democrat who mad his corrupt wife take the fall when he got caught as part of online gambling ring.

Posted by: soothsayer at May 08, 2013 02:11 PM (LPRBM)

314 Reminds me of Zero Mostel in A Funny Thing Happened Onthe Way to the Forum. He is a slave who says that he is impervious to pain so there's is no use in torturing him. Another character pricks him with a pin and he screams. The other guy says, "I thought you said that you were impervious to pain?" Zero responds, "Not my own!"
Posted by: WalrusRex at May 08, 2013 02:10 PM (XUKZU)

Very good play/movie. And Zero Mostel was great- his politics aside

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2013 02:11 PM (jE38p)

315 So Cummings says "death is part of life."

Go say that to the Sandy Hook parents, the Boston victims' families, etc., etc.

What an idiot.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2013 02:11 PM (lVPtV)

316 Zero responds, "Not my own!"

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 08, 2013 02:10 PM (XUKZU)

perfect

Posted by: willow at May 08, 2013 02:12 PM (nqBYe)

317 @307 I hate to say it, but what is the point of all these hearings? Isn't Obama the one who did the most wrong that day. by not authorizing help of any kind? Nothing is going to happen to him from this. Maybe it is just so depressing to me that I get annoyed with the GOP for even getting people's hopes up that any good can come of this all.
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While nailing Obama to the wall with this would be a fun outcome, politics isn't the only reason to hold hearings. Clarifying just what happened there is a good and honorable outcome in and of itself.

Posted by: junior at May 08, 2013 02:12 PM (UWFpX)

318 I love that movie...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at May 08, 2013 02:12 PM (wtvvX)

319 John Tierney is a corrupt MA Democrat


Why are you repeating yourself? MA Democrat=corrupt

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2013 02:12 PM (jE38p)

320 I am a little confused. We never asked Pakistan for clearance on the OBL Op, but we didn't want to "offend" Libya by proactively moving air assets and teams to protect our Ambassador?

This is political tom-foolery and stupidity run amuck.

Posted by: Marcus at May 08, 2013 02:13 PM (GGCsk)

321 303 You'll have to forgive my ignorance. But when did "it will embarrass us" become a security consideration in a country where there is no well established police force, a nascent military is in charge and armed factions of terrorist groups exist?

My response would have been- are you fooking kidding me?
Posted by: Marcus at May 08, 2013 02:08 PM (GGCsk)

***********


I think that goes to the Liberal mind set.

It's naive--at best.

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 02:13 PM (r2PLg)

322
Noodle up.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 08, 2013 02:13 PM (jKWYf)

323 So Cummings says "death is part of life."

Go say that to the Sandy Hook parents, the Boston victims' families, etc., etc.


Trayvon?

Posted by: zsasz at May 08, 2013 02:13 PM (MMC8r)

324 Nail BOTH their asses to the wall.

Impeach and convict TFG.

Indict and convict TFB.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at May 08, 2013 02:14 PM (wtvvX)

325 I hate to say it, but what is the point of all these hearings? Isn't Obama the one who did the most wrong that day. by not authorizing help of any kind? Nothing is going to happen to him from this. Maybe it is just so depressing to me that I get annoyed with the GOP for even getting people's hopes up that any good can come of this all.
---------------------------------
While nailing Obama to the wall with this would be a fun outcome, politics isn't the only reason to hold hearings. Clarifying just what happened there is a good and honorable outcome in and of itself.
Posted by: junior at May 08, 2013 02:12 PM (UWFpX)

And keep chipping away at obama and put him on the defensive for the next 3 3/4 years to minimize the damage and win big in 2014.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2013 02:14 PM (jE38p)

326 OMG

Who is this BITCH!?


"Thompson would not even engage with this side--the Democrat side of the aisle when responding to questions.."

Something like that.

Goes on to talk about her "ambush" in a foreign country.

Posted by: tasker at May 08, 2013 02:14 PM (r2PLg)

327 ABCNews is scrubbing its website homepage of Benghazi references. They had been live-streaming the hearings, but now there is only one article at the bottom of the page.

Posted by: Iblis at May 08, 2013 02:14 PM (9221z)

328 We never asked Pakistan for clearance on the OBL Op,
but we didn't want to "offend" Libya by proactively moving air assets
and teams to protect our Ambassador?

This is political tom-foolery and stupidity run amuck.


Posted by: Marcus at May 08, 2013 02:13 PM (GGCsk)

interesting isn't it.

Posted by: willow at May 08, 2013 02:14 PM (nqBYe)

329 This is political tom-foolery and stupidity run amuck.
Posted by: Marcus at May 08, 2013 02:13 PM (GGCsk)


No these are democrats

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2013 02:14 PM (jE38p)

330 "Pentagon officials have denied a request from a House Republican chairman for access to documents on last year’s terrorist attack in Benghazi.'I am deeply disappointed in the Department’s response and am committed to continuing the Armed Services Committee's oversight into the tragedy at Benghazi,' House Armed Services Committee chief Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said in a statement Wednesday."
Posted by: Miss80sBaby at May 08, 2013 02:04 PM (YjDyJ)



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


Shredders are fired up and ready to go, Mr. president.

Posted by: Sec. Chucky H. at May 08, 2013 02:15 PM (CaH7p)

331
Tierney was actually caught. Got away with it, though.

Even the Boston Globe turned on him.

And he still won easily in '12.

Posted by: soothsayer at May 08, 2013 02:15 PM (FC8Yl)

332 Drudge is piling on today, he loves hammering the Clintons. You never forget your first love I guess !

Posted by: The Jackhole at May 08, 2013 02:15 PM (nTgAI)

333 There are dozens of other important relatively recent stories that the MSM has refused to cover including;

Fast and Furious
Solyndra
Pigford
DOJ voter intimidation case
DOJ voter fraud cases
Gosnell
Racial Hate crime hoaxes
Obamacare effects


Posted by: polynikes at May 08, 2013 02:15 PM (m2CN7)

334 Monolog of Troll in his bathroom mirror: "Y'know what? I'm going over there and fuck with them. I'll say stupid shit and sign myself Andrew Beitbart. That will really fuck with their heads. Am I cool or what?"

Posted by: SurferDoc at May 08, 2013 02:15 PM (6H6FZ)

335 general ham withdrew support because of a previous carjacking?


i must have missed that (restroom break)

Posted by: willow at May 08, 2013 02:15 PM (nqBYe)

336 Very good play/movie. And Zero Mostel was great- his politics aside

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2013 02:11 PM (jE38p)


I have a friend who went backstage to get Mostel's autograph. He signed it, To Craig. GFY. My friend says, "I like to think he meant, good for you."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 08, 2013 02:16 PM (zF6Iw)

337 What happens when those who are responsible finally say not just no but
fuck no will be interesting, in a Chinese curse kind of way.

I'm to the point where I'm ready to wish the gypsy curse of "may you get everything you want and nothing you need" on our wonderful low information voters. I'm almost to the point where I don't care what happens to us as a nation, but then, I think of my kids.

Posted by: no good deed at May 08, 2013 02:16 PM (mjR67)

338
I think I'm going to stop watching this. My older brother just described this perfectly. It's a spectacle and nothing new will come out of this. We were hoping for news but nothing is going to come out of this. The media will continue to ignore it and the 51% don't give a damn.

Posted by: CarolT at May 08, 2013 02:17 PM (z4WKX)

339 So Cummings says "death is part of life."
Did he just get finish watching Outlaw Jose Wales?

Posted by: polynikes at May 08, 2013 02:17 PM (m2CN7)

340 Posted by: BlueStateRebel at May 08, 2013 02:09 PM (7ObY1)



I know how you feel. My father, a very smart man, loves to start political "discussions" at family gatherings. I usually don't comment, but the sheer ignorance and stupidity of some of my family members compels me to respond. Facts can be quite pesky to liberals. I especially like stating the devestating facts concerning the black community. That usually causes the crowd to shut up. Then I drop the mic and leave.

Posted by: I Be That Chick at May 08, 2013 02:18 PM (53qPJ)

341 Ignore the troll.

Andrew Breitbart:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YthG-MeKcbQ


Posted by: wisenheimer at May 08, 2013 02:01 PM (eYx/w)
**
I forget that Breitbart was just a year older than me. Sad, so young, so much fight and energy, I could only imagine what he'd be up to now; with all the liberal nonsense at a fever pitch it seems.RIP

Posted by: dananjcon at May 08, 2013 02:18 PM (jvd3N)

342 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a close-up and comprehensive inspection of all military offices and workplaces worldwide to root out any “materials that create a degrading or offensive work environment.”

The extraordinary searches will be similar to those the Air Force conducted last year and prompted officers to scour troops’ desks and cubicles in search of photos, calendars, magazines, screen-savers, computer files and other items that might be considered degrading toward women.


I'm glad with all that is going on in the World hagel has his eye on the really really important issues? Shit we are all gonna die

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2013 02:18 PM (jE38p)

343 You know who else thinks death is a part of life and we should shrug our shoulders about it? Kermit Gosnell

Posted by: no good deed at May 08, 2013 02:20 PM (mjR67)

344 " The left is always "very relatable."

Chuck Ramsey: Definition of a hero, bro

http://tinyurl.com/c6glnyg (NBC news)





Patton Oswalt✔

@pattonoswalt





Dear Charles Ramsey: I am not a little pretty white girl, but I totally want to run into your black arms. #hero
It's about teh gay. It's always about teh gay.



Posted by: Demo Pro at May 08, 2013 02:20 PM (2iU3x)

345 what the hell, dem says, i think you deserve to be at a post that you would want. what post would that be?

what thell?

out of nowhere.

if that were my boss after i was discussing the issues on his 'books'

i'd think that was a bribe

Posted by: willow at May 08, 2013 02:20 PM (nqBYe)

346 317 ---
While nailing Obama to the wall with this would be a fun outcome, politics isn't the only reason to hold hearings. Clarifying just what happened there is a good and honorable outcome in and of itself.
Posted by: junior at May 08, 2013 02:12 PM (UWFpX)
----------------------------
Thank you, thank you.
I am tired of hearing "What difference does it make?" from OUR side, as if getting to the truth is only valuable if it has a political payoff.

We the people (at least those of us who are interested) and the families of the slain need to know the TRUTH, regardless of whether it helps us or not.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 08, 2013 02:21 PM (C8mVl)

347 so when a protest was reported by media ..
the protest was on TV or newstreams anyone else remember that?

where did THAT video come from?

Posted by: willow at May 08, 2013 02:22 PM (nqBYe)

348 That Speier lady is the world's worst at doing this kind of thing.

Posted by: concrete girl at May 08, 2013 02:23 PM (iVJTr)

349 @347 so when a protest was reported by media ..the protest was on TV or newstreams anyone else remember that?where did THAT video come from?
---------------------------------------
Probably Egypt. There were actual protests at the US Embassy in Cairo.

Posted by: junior at May 08, 2013 02:24 PM (UWFpX)

350 Everyone should watch these hearings so they can see how fucking incompetent the people they elect are. I have seen first graders that are better than some of the hacks. This may sound a little over the top, but why is it the Dem reps seem to be the fucking dumbest ones by far. sheesh

Posted by: The Jackhole at May 08, 2013 02:26 PM (nTgAI)

351 We the people (at least those of us who are interested) and the families
of the slain need to know the TRUTH, regardless of whether it helps us
or not.

THIS!!

Posted by: no good deed at May 08, 2013 02:30 PM (mjR67)

352 I know how you feel. My father, a very smart man, loves to start political "discussions" at family gatherings. I usually don't comment, but the sheer ignorance and stupidity of some of my family members compels me to respond. Facts can be quite pesky to liberals. I especially like stating the devestating facts concerning the black community. That usually causes the crowd to shut up. Then I drop the mic and leave.


Fellow outcast wingnut hi-five, my brother.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at May 08, 2013 02:34 PM (7ObY1)

353
Oh, puke! My public library is having some poetic voices of the muslim world crapola. 4 saturdays. Just shove it up your bungholes, already!

Posted by: Waldo at May 08, 2013 02:41 PM (sXWmd)

354 Muslims will never change. Except for obtaining oil, why do we have anything to do with these countries.

Posted by: Waldo at May 08, 2013 02:48 PM (sXWmd)

355
Note that what that description of the attendees of a leftwing event is attempting to do -- by throwing out a very broad spectrum of the human experience and associating it with the cause, it is attempting to make you see yourself in the people there, to trigger some feeling of empathy, of sympatico, to see that these people are your neighbors, your coworkers, your family and your friends.

Also seen clearly in the naming of Communist front organizations: "Working Families Party," "Mothers for Peace and Justice," "Concerned Parents United for Solidarity," "Organizing for America," that sort of thing. Dead giveaway of a Red front group.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at May 08, 2013 03:01 PM (IDSI7)

356 So it only matters if the RIGHT people are talking about things.. Fucking media

These are the same fucks that called for the death of GWB publicly, but that was sooooo like, justified. I mean GWB.. EW!

Posted by: Melodicmetal at May 08, 2013 04:49 PM (QY9FJ)

357 Man we just need to get to it already. If we wait much longer there won't be any country to salvage :/


Posted by: NM Patriot at May 10, 2013 01:48 PM (vrnQP)






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