Naval Academy Atheletics Director: I Was Told That Reason That Cost-Free Navy/Air Force Game Had To Be Cancelled Was for "The Optics"

Government by Spite.

Government by Tantrum.

The Naval Academy Athletic Association is a private organization not funded by the government. Gladchuk said the Air Force-Navy game could be held without any “appropriated funding.” Air Force recently created a similar athletic association that operates using private funds, donations and revenue from intercollegiate contests.

“We could run our entire athletics program and conduct events as we always do without any government funds,” Gladchuk said. “In talking to the Air Force athletic director, their football team could execute the trip without government funding.”

Asked why the Department of Defense was suspending intercollegiate athletic contests if government funds are not required, Gladchuk said he was told it was about “optics.”

“It’s a perception thing. Apparently it doesn’t resonate with all the other government agencies that have been shut down,” Gladchuk said.

I'm beginning to suspect the Democrat Party and its Cult Leader Obama aren't quite so consumed with the welfare of the Common Man as they claim, or as their lovesick dupes in the media believe.

Posted by: Ace at 04:35 PM



Comments

1 Oneth again?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at October 02, 2013 04:35 PM (0HooB)

2 ..and this surprises who?

Posted by: MJN1957 at October 02, 2013 04:36 PM (0sRQd)

3 oPTicS

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 02, 2013 04:36 PM (MhA4j)

4 Democraps. If I see one today I'll shut them down.

Posted by: tangonine at October 02, 2013 04:36 PM (x3YFz)

5 Look out, I hope your ass is big enough to support 15 IRS agents auditing.

Posted by: Vic at October 02, 2013 04:36 PM (zZbNF)

6 To quote a former Marine, "Surprise, surprise, surprise."

I'm not shocked that this is the case. I'm more shocked that Gladchuk is so willing to throw Obama and that dumbass Luger under the bus given how they'll inevitably f*ck with him.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 02, 2013 04:36 PM (/Crba)

7 Proof, as if we needed any more, that this is all for show.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at October 02, 2013 04:37 PM (0HooB)

8 Everything is political. Time to use it in our favor. The optics favor us.

Posted by: SH at October 02, 2013 04:37 PM (EHhm7)

9 5 Look out, I hope your ass is big enough to support 15 IRS agents auditing.

---

Due to OSHA regulations, he's only allowed to have two people ride his ass at any one time unless he gets safety straps and a bench installed.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 02, 2013 04:37 PM (/Crba)

10 HONESTY!

Where have you been all our lives?

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at October 02, 2013 04:37 PM (tWmgi)

11 It was ordered by a Navy Admiral. They were afraid Army was going to kick their asses.

Posted by: Marcus at October 02, 2013 04:37 PM (GGCsk)

12 Obama, what a loser. Also, since sequestration, West Point hasn't had the funds for ink for their printers. Dear leader is really, really something.

Posted by: Snow Soul at October 02, 2013 04:38 PM (e8Wo5)

13 Of course!There was no other reason,that's why I was so angry when I found out yesterday.Still angry.

Posted by: steevy at October 02, 2013 04:38 PM (9XBK2)

14 Just wanted to drop in and say 'hi.' My wifi is out and I'm posting from Mickey Ds.

Posted by: baldilocks at October 02, 2013 04:38 PM (sMJVE)

15

Red hot.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 02, 2013 04:38 PM (IXrOn)

16 The Twilight Zone ARE US.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at October 02, 2013 04:38 PM (71LDo)

17 This sort of stuff can not just be reported on by our side, somehow these stories must get wider play......these jackholes must be exposed

Posted by: hogndude at October 02, 2013 04:38 PM (EZTwi)

18 The U.S. Postal Service has defaulted on a $5.6 billion payment for
retiree health benefits that was due on Monday, just as the Postmaster
General had warned it would.
http://tinyurl.com/ppzzz5b

Posted by: knowledge is power at October 02, 2013 04:38 PM (Nx76m)

19 They FUCK you at the drive-through.

Posted by: kathysaysso at October 02, 2013 04:39 PM (6H6o8)

20 Too bad that this won't be reported. Most people won't have any idea other than "gubmint shutdown".

Posted by: Soona at October 02, 2013 04:39 PM (6BIFo)

21 from blogs to Drudge to the House Floor at this moment

/CSPAN

Democrat from CA livid that Republicans care about damned kids with cancer! How dare those dastardly Republicans care about kids with cancer?!

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 02, 2013 04:39 PM (MhA4j)

22 Why? Because there are never any real consequences to my actions, that's why.

Oh and racism, in case you were forgetting how racist it is to disagree with me.

Posted by: Barry The King Obama at October 02, 2013 04:39 PM (27BfC)

23 This is why libbies hate guns. They shoot themselves in the foot.

Posted by: dogfish at October 02, 2013 04:39 PM (nsOJa)

24 drat, almost first don't count. And apparently neither does appearance, the Obama crowd knows the MSM will cover for them. "Reacting to the Republican controlled House shutting down the government, a few low-level employees at a few agencies might have over-reacted but according to Jay Carney..."

In other news, OF COURSE they kept the White House kitchen staff at work. Would you trust Barky or Moochelle to light a gas oven..? (oh, tell me if you want to hear that old joke.)

Posted by: mallfly at October 02, 2013 04:39 PM (bJm7W)

25 The Post Office does that every year,except they borrow funny money to pay it.

Posted by: steevy at October 02, 2013 04:39 PM (9XBK2)

26 You guys also see that the Park Service confirmed D.C. monuments were ordered closed by the White House?

I love that there are still people unwilling to be a part of the Ministry of Propaganda.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at October 02, 2013 04:39 PM (tWmgi)

27
Better tweet Jake Tapper with this news.

I'm sure he'll give it the breathless outrage he gave to the WWII memorial story.

Posted by: jwest at October 02, 2013 04:40 PM (u2a4R)

28 its times like these when I wish I was one of those fools that knows nothing, I wanna be a no information voter, I wanna just be stupid and not know a damn thing, its gotta be easier to sleep at night than choking down bourbon and melatonin to forget the politics of the day

Posted by: chelsea danger at October 02, 2013 04:40 PM (KfDDN)

29 Yeah.

I think they're embracing stupid because, you know, stupid is supposedly impossible to beat because its unpredictable.

But maybe...

Posted by: RiverC, White Chocolate Emancipator at October 02, 2013 04:40 PM (El+h4)

30 20/20

Game On

Optics on Nuts!

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 02, 2013 04:40 PM (MhA4j)

31 9 Due to OSHA regulations, he's only allowed to have
two people ride his ass at any one time unless he gets safety straps and
a bench installed.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 02, 2013 04:37 PM (/Crba)

That's alright, I was referring to the IRS climbing up his ass.

Posted by: Vic at October 02, 2013 04:40 PM (zZbNF)

32 I am going to like the "optics" after November's elections.

Posted by: Marcus at October 02, 2013 04:40 PM (GGCsk)

33 All of these admissions need to be rounded up for an epic anti-Democrat 2014 mid-term ad campaign. Include NPS, Colonial Williamsburg, this...

Posted by: Lizzy at October 02, 2013 04:40 PM (vvueH)

34 The turning point is nigh. The Democrats/MSM are going to lose big time.

Posted by: AgentLobos at October 02, 2013 04:40 PM (FvBv8)

35

Whatever that Alinsky Rule is that says - Make Them Hate You So That We Can Fire Up The Base - they are using it in overdrive.

The SCOAMF is purposely stirring up one big whoop @$$ pot of hate.

Step back and think about it, LIV's!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 02, 2013 04:41 PM (IXrOn)

36 Style over substance. I think we need a redux of Mr. Eastwood's RNC empty chair act.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at October 02, 2013 04:41 PM (d7H2D)

37 I'm more shocked that Gladchuk is so willing to throw Obama and that dumbass Luger under the bus given how they'll inevitably f*ck with him.

Sunshine's starting to stream in on how they roll. IRS comes sniffing around, he screams "retaliation". Folks are starting to lose their fear of the machine.

Which is, of course, when things start to get really dangerous.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at October 02, 2013 04:41 PM (naUcP)

38 14
Just wanted to drop in and say 'hi.' My wifi is out and I'm posting from Mickey Ds.

Posted by: baldilocks at October 02, 2013 04:38 PM (sMJVE)

Heh. Baldilocks' wifi: latest victim of the faux-shutdown.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at October 02, 2013 04:41 PM (tWmgi)

39 re 26: source, please... pretty please...

Posted by: mallfly at October 02, 2013 04:41 PM (bJm7W)

40
PFC Chuck Hagle strikes a blow for fairness.

Posted by: Doctor Fish at October 02, 2013 04:41 PM (pJF+c)

41 Did anyone see this?

@DavidMDrucker RT @mviser: RT @chucktodd: POTUS telling Wall Street to react: "I think this time is different. I think they should be concerned

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at October 02, 2013 04:41 PM (YjDyJ)

42 Headline: Small and Petty Man Currently Heading Government Acts Small and Petty.

Posted by: Jollyroger at October 02, 2013 04:41 PM (t06LC)

43 For the (tiresomely, I suppose) 4th time, I will point out that the Park Service is keeping the Blue Ridge Parkway open, but has ordered the private concessionaires who run the (profitable) Inns, etc. along the parkway to close. These facilities are run entirely by the concessionaires at no cost to the Park Service.

Just as in the sequester, this thing is being handled in order to gen up BS hostility towards the House, all aided by the media.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at October 02, 2013 04:41 PM (aDwsi)

44 And we're only on day 2, ladies and gentlemen. This will continue to spiral out of control and get worse by the second because the longer the R's hold out, the more unhinged JEF becomes. I can't wait to see how hard he's stomping his feet by the weekend...

Posted by: sans_sheriff at October 02, 2013 04:41 PM (Lljg2)

45 HONESTY!

Where have you been all our lives?

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl


I was in a tragic car crash with Accountability and Shame.

Shame was driving.

( makes drinky-drinky sign )

Posted by: Honesty at October 02, 2013 04:41 PM (1C7lu)

46 AWESOME! Thank you Athletic Director for speaking out about this. I'm sure Gladchuk has had no end of alumnus calls.

Two links deep it says this cancellation will actually COST THEM $4 million dollars.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 02, 2013 04:41 PM (yETln)

47 In other news, OF COURSE they kept the White House kitchen staff at work. Would you trust Barky or Moochelle to light a gas oven..? (oh, tell me if you want to hear that old joke.)


No. Just the boom!

Posted by: rickb223 at October 02, 2013 04:41 PM (h1D+w)

48 "Optics" does not means what Obama thinks it means.

Deception and Potemkin Suffering only work when anybody is actually tricked into believing the transparent charade.. Which, at this stage, basically no one does.

Gone are the days when the government could successfully stage-manage propaganda.

But Obama and his cronies don't seem to realize that yet. They think their MSM monopoly is powerful enough to negate the Internet.

They are living in the past.

Posted by: zombie at October 02, 2013 04:41 PM (+cx5n)

49


I see the reason for previous Buddha thread, now.

Bring it on.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 02, 2013 04:41 PM (IXrOn)

50 It a Shutdown Theater
Who could ask for more?
Everybody's coming leave your body at the door
Leave your body and your soul at the door

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 02, 2013 04:42 PM (ZPrif)

51 I'm betting on a walk back at some point and the school will dissociate with this person. Still I believe it.

Posted by: SH at October 02, 2013 04:42 PM (EHhm7)

52 Oh and look for Hillary to come out after this is resolved to give her learned, wise opinion based on nothing but opportunism and unicorn dust,

Posted by: Marcus at October 02, 2013 04:42 PM (GGCsk)

53 Anyone else seeing this "shut down" as a good thing?

Watching big government implode is worth every penny. Shoot; I still was able to buy coffee this morning. Reid flailing about is going to play very nicely in the next extermi... er... election.

Sun came up.

Birds sang.

Even had a baby bunny zip by.

Roads were still there. Saw a Co Sheriff roll past.

We're good!

Posted by: tangonine at October 02, 2013 04:42 PM (x3YFz)

54 weft cut -loop had this posted in the last thread:


We hate cancellations, so we're offering to fly @AF_Academy to this
year's Air Force-Navy game. Retweet if you agree. http://t.co/h4WMvRgN9n
-- United (@united) October 2, 2013


Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 02, 2013 04:15 PM (1C7lu)

Posted by: tasker at October 02, 2013 04:42 PM (r2PLg)

55 Make them eat the optics then.

Posted by: NCKate at October 02, 2013 04:42 PM (Rs+1o)

56 I doubt that anyone thought differently, but it's good to have witnesses to evidence putting it out there.


Will the media report that this is Obama deliberately attempting to create his optics with his Potemkin crises?


No.


Therefore will anyone but us learn of this and react to it?


Doubtful.


Media: It's what's for dinner.

Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at October 02, 2013 04:42 PM (bb5+k)

57 14
14
Just wanted to drop in and say 'hi.' My wifi is out and I'm posting from Mickey Ds.

Posted by: baldilocks at October 02, 2013 04:38 PM (sMJVE)

Have you tried unplugging it for about 5 min then plugging it back in? (not just turning it off)

Also if there is a "reset" button or "pin hole" try that. Of course you will have rezeroed passwords then.

Posted by: Vic at October 02, 2013 04:42 PM (zZbNF)

58

Preparation Hate

Posted by: White House Code Name at October 02, 2013 04:42 PM (IXrOn)

59 @36
We can't. All non-essential chairs have been sent home due to #shutnado

Posted by: Jollyroger at October 02, 2013 04:42 PM (t06LC)

60 25
The Post Office does that every year,except they borrow funny money to pay it.

Posted by: steevy at October 02, 2013 04:39 PM (9XBK2)
"In addtion, the Postal Service hit its debt limit last year, which means that it cannot borrow any more money from the U.S. Treasury."Somehow I think this year is different.

Posted by: knowledge is power at October 02, 2013 04:42 PM (Nx76m)

61 The Flaming Skull restores some of my inner peace.



“We could run our entire athletics program and conduct events as we
always do without any government funds,” Gladchuk said.



This seems to beg an unpopular question.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at October 02, 2013 04:43 PM (/kI1Q)

62 Whoooops. Another cat has lept out of the sack and took off running.

Barack Obama hates football.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Outrage Outlet is Overstocked on Petty Vindictiveness!!! Sale Now Thru Sunday! at October 02, 2013 04:43 PM (hLRSq)

63
Tapper just TOLD the people he was supposedly interviewing that none of this would be happening if the GOP wasn't afraid of the Tea Party.

The villain has been identified. No need to search out any facts.

Posted by: jwest at October 02, 2013 04:43 PM (u2a4R)

64 39 re 26: source, please... pretty please...

---

No link, but word has been that they were specifically told to block off the WWII memorial by the Office of Management and Budget, which is directly under White House control.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 02, 2013 04:43 PM (/Crba)

65 That's alright, I was referring to the IRS climbing up his ass.

Posted by: Vic


Or as they call it these days, an "Obamacare colonoscopy".

Posted by: Brother Cavil at October 02, 2013 04:43 PM (naUcP)

66 Government by Spite
Cause Might Makes Right

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 02, 2013 04:43 PM (ZPrif)

67 Now I want popcorn.

Posted by: RoyalOil at October 02, 2013 04:44 PM (VjL9S)

68 14 Just wanted to drop in and say 'hi.' My wifi is out and I'm posting from Mickey Ds.

Posted by: baldilocks at October 02, 2013 04:38 PM (sMJVE)


Good to see you here.


DL

Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at October 02, 2013 04:44 PM (bb5+k)

69 And POUTS is on CNBC telling Wall Street to panic. Perfidy. He wants a complete crisis.

Rep. Steve Stockman ‏@SteveWorks4You 4m
Obama is now asking the stock markets to tank tomorrow because he thinks it will make Republicans cave to him https://twitter.com/chucktodd/status/385498693203292160 …

Posted by: Ragamuffin at October 02, 2013 04:44 PM (fzFF6)

70 Keep it up Oshitferbrains. Every petty move makes another apathetic American take notice.

Posted by: dogfish at October 02, 2013 04:44 PM (nsOJa)

71 Well there's an A.D. job open.

And United has offered to fly the Falcons there gratis? "Fast, neat, average."

Sure lucky this game's at Navy, or Royal Caribbean would have its hands full getting the Mids to Colorado Springs.

You know what trophy they're playing for, right? It's made out of irony.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 02, 2013 04:44 PM (JNUY4)

72 >>>>I'm beginning to suspect the Democrat Party and its Cult Leader Obama
aren't quite so consumed with the welfare of the Common Man as they
claim, or as their lovesick dupes in the media believe.

*


Ace wins the interwebs again. This time for understatement of the year.

Posted by: dananjcon at October 02, 2013 04:44 PM (wmU4G)

73 In other news, OF COURSE they kept the White House kitchen staff at work. Would you trust Barky or Moochelle to light a gas oven..? (oh, tell me if you want to hear that old joke.)

Did you see a list? I saw earlier that 15 of 90 white house employees are out. I want to know if Michelle and Barack are turning down their own beds at night.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 02, 2013 04:44 PM (yETln)

74 Well, what did anyone expect?

Baby: Barack H Obama
Bottle: Obamacare, Blaming Republicans

Posted by: Splunge at October 02, 2013 04:44 PM (bKA83)

75 26. Since the House holds power of the purse, it isn't the President's place to dictate where the appropriations are to be made/spent.

Btw, constitutionally, the POTUS is not ever innately the CinC until AFTER Congress Declares a War.

Separated, limited powers of governmental bodies include circumspect presidential authority.

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 02, 2013 04:44 PM (MhA4j)

76 Things may well be getting ready to really go off the rails. If more people understand how the Gov't views them...

Posted by: BuckIV at October 02, 2013 04:45 PM (gedHR)

77 Black eye optics.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 02, 2013 04:45 PM (IA4Jx)

78 Hey guys, I'm off to fiddle with barricades. See you tomorrow.

Posted by: Chaos, it the other dark meat at October 02, 2013 04:45 PM (oDCMR)

79 Obama is now asking the stock markets to tank tomorrow because he thinks it will make Republicans cave to him

---

How fucking stupid is TFG?

If people know that it is a manufactured crisis, they'll wait until it bottoms out tomorrow then go long on everything that was temporarily depressed.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 02, 2013 04:45 PM (/Crba)

80

The Tao of Pooh Feeding Kitteh Tigger

Posted by: Merging Threads at October 02, 2013 04:45 PM (IXrOn)

81 No. Just the boom!

Posted by: rickb223
-----------------

...or pouring coffee

Posted by: Bill Clinton at October 02, 2013 04:45 PM (aDwsi)

82 The potential revenue loss to the Naval Academy Athletic Association would likely exceed $4 million ...

http://tinyurl.com/kymtbod

Posted by: Hepcat at October 02, 2013 04:45 PM (Q4mug)

83 Speaking of optics --

The nation’s big three news networks are falling right into place for President Obama and the Democrats, blaming the Republican Party for the government shutdown by a whopping 21-0 story count.

According to a survey by the conservative media watchdog Media Research Center, in 39 stories during the two weeks leading up to the shutdown, CBS, ABC and NBC blamed the failure to cut a budget deal on the Republicans 21 times, both parties four times, and Democrats zero times. In 14 stories, nobody was to blame.


http://tinyurl.com/lwfebxr (Washington Examiner h/t Drudge)

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 02, 2013 04:45 PM (wNF3N)

84

Now, I'm hungry for a football game.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 02, 2013 04:45 PM (IXrOn)

85 Jesus Christ, Obama just went on CBNC and practicallybegged people to crash the stock market so he can get leverage on Republicans.

Posted by: rockmom at October 02, 2013 04:46 PM (Q4elb)

86 So far he has covered vets, medical patients, wall street investors, and now sports enthusiasts.

Posted by: dogfish at October 02, 2013 04:46 PM (nsOJa)

87 63

Tapper just TOLD the people he was supposedly interviewing that none
of this would be happening if the GOP wasn't afraid of the Tea Party.

The villain has been identified. No need to search out any facts.



Posted by: jwest at October 02, 2013 04:43 PM (u2a4R)
Now is the time to interview all those nice older ladies with the blue and purple tinted hair, meticulously coiffed and to interview a couple of those vets in their wheelchairs or with their walkers about being a part of the tea party.

Posted by: knowledge is power at October 02, 2013 04:46 PM (Nx76m)

88 No, it is about ramming a stick up the ass of the American people, who don't seem to understand that they are subjects now.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 02, 2013 04:46 PM (QA8q2)

89 Gosh, I wonder if any non-essential NALO flights happened during the 1996 shutdown. I wonder....

Posted by: T. at October 02, 2013 04:46 PM (cx7OT)

90 You can't have positive optics unless you have the Press present them for you. So Obama has that going for him. Let's split this mutha up already.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at October 02, 2013 04:46 PM (f4Je0)

91 #79

The stocks will soar like they've never done before
It's the funny money, keep it coming, honey!

Posted by: RiverC, White Chocolate Emancipator at October 02, 2013 04:47 PM (El+h4)

92 62
Whoooops. Another cat has lept out of the sack and took off running.



Barack Obama hates football.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Outrage Outlet is Overstocked on Petty
Vindictiveness!!! Sale Now Thru Sunday! at October 02, 2013 04:43 PM
(hLRSq)


The idea of him in helmet and pads is so ridiculous... like those little kids in Pop Warner vs. Jack Lambert Dante Jones.

/fantasy

Hey, he's a pussy. we all knew that going in. He couldn't punch through a wet paper sack.

Posted by: tangonine at October 02, 2013 04:47 PM (x3YFz)

93 @73

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! WE'RE DOWN TO ONE CALLIGRAPHER!
Moochelle

Posted by: Jollyroger at October 02, 2013 04:47 PM (t06LC)

94
You know what trophy they're playing for, right? It's made out of irony.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 02, 2013 04:44 PM (JNUY4)


********

Jeez I didn't even think of that.

Heh.

Posted by: tasker at October 02, 2013 04:47 PM (r2PLg)

95 He's ASKING the stock markets to tank?!!

Perhaps he can ask the sun not to shine tomorrow?

He's losing it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 02, 2013 04:47 PM (a4Omg)

96 Will no one think of the pandas?

Posted by: toby928© at October 02, 2013 04:47 PM (QupBk)

97 74. from "inheriting" Bush's faults
Blame Bush
Hate Bush

the "nuance" has gone overboard:

kill Republicans, Veterans, children with cancer, and burn those national forests and memorials to the ground -- Obama Doctrine

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 02, 2013 04:47 PM (MhA4j)

98 I'm ready to condemn these duplicitous backstabbing faux park-ranger-cum-athletes!

you are either with me..

.. or against LIBERTY!

Terrorist scum!

Posted by: 13times at October 02, 2013 04:47 PM (fGPLK)

99 Black eye optics.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 02, 2013 04:45 PM (IA4Jx)
**

That is soooo racist!!11!11

Posted by: dananjcon at October 02, 2013 04:48 PM (wmU4G)

100 Obama to Wall Street: This time be worried- http://cnb.cx/16GYJod

"It is important for [Wall Street] to recognize that this is going to have a profound impact on our economy and their bottom lines, their employees and their shareholders."

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at October 02, 2013 04:48 PM (YjDyJ)

101 "Well, I passed on your request to know why this action was taken to my superiors."

"And what did they say?"

"Because f*** you, that's why."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 02, 2013 04:48 PM (qyfb5)

102 The Media is the Enemy

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 02, 2013 04:48 PM (ZPrif)

103 Meh. Wake me when ESPN covers it.

Posted by: meh at October 02, 2013 04:48 PM (W2qJe)

104 Again, I want to know who said it. I want a name. Absent being an actual secret agent, employment by the public sector does not mean you get to hide from the public. Rather the opposite.

Posted by: alexthechick - Bring the SMOD at October 02, 2013 04:48 PM (VtjlW)

105 I f**king conjugate!

Posted by: Samuel L. Jackson at October 02, 2013 04:48 PM (MhA4j)

106 95 He's ASKING the stock markets to tank?!!

Perhaps he can ask the sun not to shine tomorrow?

He's losing it.

---

This implies he ever had it or that he knows shit about capitalist economics as opposed to command economics.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 02, 2013 04:48 PM (/Crba)

107 Pre-damn you, GOP, if you cant win this media battle with the softballs you are getting!!!

Posted by: Tonic Dog at October 02, 2013 04:49 PM (gfQ4L)

108 He's ASKING the stock markets to tank?!!

Perhaps he can ask the sun not to shine tomorrow?

He's losing it.


I can totally picture him standing at the top of a pyramid and telling the sun not to shine on his enemies.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 02, 2013 04:49 PM (yETln)

109 I hear that Obama kept NOAA open so they could track the Shutstorm.

Posted by: johnd01 at October 02, 2013 04:49 PM (ukNFU)

110 kill Republicans, Veterans, children with cancer, and burn those national forests and memorials to the ground -- Obama Doctrine

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 02, 2013 04:47 PM (MhA4j)
.....anyone perceived as not perfect?

Posted by: knowledge is power at October 02, 2013 04:49 PM (Nx76m)

111 Obama hates me and my family. He wants us to suffer.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 02, 2013 04:49 PM (ZPrif)

112
>>>>Shutdown Theater

Hey ACE why not do a stoopit Ann Althouse style open thread where you post a shut down pic, title it "At the Shutdown Theater" and put sommat like "you can't get in"

Posted by: Bigby's Hangnail at October 02, 2013 04:49 PM (3ZtZW)

113 As Bill Whittle says, tell the STORY! it's tight there, GOP!

Posted by: Tonic Dog at October 02, 2013 04:50 PM (gfQ4L)

114 I can totally picture him standing at the top of a pyramid and telling the sun not to shine on his enemies.

---

How long until he sends the military to the sea, declares victory over Poesidon, and then demands they collect seashells as "plunder" from their victory?

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 02, 2013 04:50 PM (/Crba)

115 100
Obama to Wall Street: This time be worried- http://cnb.cx/16GYJod

"It
is important for [Wall Street] to recognize that this is going to have a
profound impact on our economy and their bottom lines, their employees
and their shareholders."


Posted by: Miss80sBaby at October 02, 2013 04:48 PM (YjDyJ)

Financial terrorism at its best. This asshole says you should panic. I say: fuck off I'm goin' fishin'

Posted by: tangonine at October 02, 2013 04:50 PM (x3YFz)

116
We've lost.

Sure, radical extremist explosive vest wearing, Sarah Palin loving right wing cult sites who display burning skulls will paint the narrative in the best light for them.

And sure, MSNBC might color thing a little bit to the center-left.

But CNN, the straight news channel, should be able to tell the 96.5% of the population who don't pay attention to politics what the real scoop is. Jake Tapper, being a suspected right wing sympathizer, would be the best hope for a favorable story.

But that didn't happen.

Jake has his narrative and he knows where the problem lies, and it ain't on the left.

We've lost this big time.

Doom.

Posted by: jwest at October 02, 2013 04:50 PM (u2a4R)

117 With each passing day and comment I believe a little more that we can win this fight. Obama does not have the political skill of Reagan or Clinton to effectively use the bully pulpit. Nor does he have an economy which really allows to use it effectively. Be not afraid GOP. The rest of the world isn't. Boehner, close shop, get congress out of dc.

Posted by: SH at October 02, 2013 04:50 PM (ztCj0)

118 switching back to RAGE mode

seriously, though, these guys sound like cartoon super villains, really really ridiculous

Posted by: Eton Cox at October 02, 2013 04:50 PM (q177U)

119 98 you are insane

recant

Posted by: blame game doesn't work at October 02, 2013 04:50 PM (MhA4j)

120 What pisses me off no end is that I have seen at least three headlines today saying "Obama Summons Hill Leaders to White House"

"Obama "Summons" Hill Leaders."

Just illustrates how much in the tank the media is for their God-King. Or how ignorant they are of the principles of our constitutional republic. Take your pick.

The President of the United States has no power to "Summon" anyone who does not work in the Administrative Branch of the federal government. The only power he has over his fellow citizens, particularly members of Congress is to "invite" them.

Of course, I expect he is a ignorant of the limitations of his power as are his syncophants.

Posted by: West at October 02, 2013 04:50 PM (1Rgee)

121

We need more dominoes to fall.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 02, 2013 04:50 PM (IXrOn)

122 Democrats are really making some epic fuck ups, I honestly thought with our GOP leadership, we'd have our asses handed to us, but they've really stepped in it multiple times.

Posted by: McAdams at October 02, 2013 04:51 PM (Z5G2/)

123 Hey ACE why not do a stoopit Ann Althouse style open thread where you post a shut down pic, title it "At the Shutdown Theater" and put sommat like "you can't get in"


And then turn off comments?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 02, 2013 04:51 PM (h1D+w)

124 On topic: Wife had some surgery yesterday. IN the waiting area heard some folk talking about the shut down. What I heard:
"So, I guess the government is shut down."
"Oh, it is?"
"It's all just politics."

So yeah, keep up the stories of DOOM!! 'cause everyone is super scared.

Posted by: RoyalOil at October 02, 2013 04:51 PM (VjL9S)

125
SCOAMF on Navy/AF game:

Read my purple lips -- no forward passes.

Posted by: non-essential commenter #27791629 at October 02, 2013 04:51 PM (bg9J3)

126
The nation’s big three news networks are falling right into place for President Obama and the Democrats, blaming the Republican Party for the government shutdown by a whopping 21-0 story count.



http://tinyurl.com/lwfebxr (Washington Examiner h/t Drudge)

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 02, 2013 04:45 PM (wNF3N)



And this is why we need to wreck them in any way possible. Our money and our efforts ought to have been going towards injuring these people collectively and individually until they either played fair or were destroyed.


Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at October 02, 2013 04:51 PM (bb5+k)

127
Pre-damn you, GOP, if you cant win this media battle with the softballs you are getting!!!

Posted by: Tonic Dog at October 02, 2013 04:49 PM (gfQ4L)
**
Waaaaait for it....WAIT. For. It......
Damn!!! Missed again.Sorry boys.
That'll be 2mil.


Posted by: Carl Rove at October 02, 2013 04:51 PM (wmU4G)

128 >100
Obama to Wall Street: This time be worried- http://cnb.cx/16GYJod<

On Wall Street, we are all laughing. Oh and hedging.

Posted by: Marcus at October 02, 2013 04:51 PM (GGCsk)

129 Whoooops. Another cat has lept out of the sack and took off running. Barack Obama hates football.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Outrage Outlet is Overstocked on Petty Vindictiveness!!! Sale Now Thru Sunday! at October 02, 2013 04:43 PM (hLRSq)


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


Dear Leader hates all American traditions.

Posted by: Soona at October 02, 2013 04:51 PM (6BIFo)

130 He's calling Soros to beg him to short the market tomorrow. Perhaps he will offer Soros the Grand Canyon or something as a reward - it belongs to him personally, I believe.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 02, 2013 04:52 PM (QA8q2)

131 "Optics" does not means what Obama thinks it means.

They're gambling.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 02, 2013 04:52 PM (IXrOn)

132 57 14
14
Just wanted to drop in and say 'hi.' My wifi is out and I'm posting from Mickey Ds.

Posted by: baldilocks at October 02, 2013 04:38 PM (sMJVE)

Have you tried unplugging it for about 5 min then plugging it back in? (not just turning it off)

Also if there is a "reset" button or "pin hole" try that. Of course you will have rezeroed passwords then.
Posted by: Vic at October 02, 2013 04:42 PM (zZbNF)

All that has been tried. This may have something to do with the fact that I can't pay the bill.

Posted by: baldilocks at October 02, 2013 04:52 PM (sMJVE)

133 No, I meant if this keeps us Obama will freak out and go on National TV and start pounding the podium and saying, "I am the President. Your will OBEY me" unless they can get him highly medicated first.

It's da crazy. Unfortunately he can do a lot more damage before he's restrained

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 02, 2013 04:52 PM (a4Omg)

134 And Bill Whittle works for a website and has very little national influence.

I love Whittle, but it's extremely hard to win a Media War when the refs are on the other team.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 02, 2013 04:52 PM (ZPrif)

135 110 .....anyone perceived as not perfect?
--
All those deemed inconvenient, undesirable, disposable...

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 02, 2013 04:52 PM (MhA4j)

136 125
SCOAMF on Navy/AF game:

Read my purple lips -- no forward passes.

---

That one he may actually get.

The service academies tend to run the triple-option heavily and don't do much in the way of passing.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 02, 2013 04:52 PM (/Crba)

137 See you all tomorrow.

Posted by: baldilocks at October 02, 2013 04:52 PM (sMJVE)

138 Tell them to go fuck themselves. You don't have to follow unlawful orders.

Posted by: no good deed at October 02, 2013 04:53 PM (k55Fc)

139 107 Pre-damn you, GOP, if you cant win this media battle with the softballs you are getting!!!
Posted by: Tonic Dog at October 02, 2013 04:49 PM (gfQ4L)

*********

Eh--caught The Washington Post doing rewrites to make things look better for Obama and actually lying about their own earlier reporting about the WW II Memorial.

Most of the national media is in bed with DC Dems.


So--when the media works mostly as a Dem propaganda machine.

CNN might have let that Dana Bash story air--but they have been working overtime calling some House Republicans---

"The Suicide Caucus" and drawing maps for their audience and saying things like-

"they only represent 18% of the country."

Posted by: tasker at October 02, 2013 04:53 PM (r2PLg)

140 Dear Leader hates all American traditions.



He has hating mom all locked up...

Posted by: rickb223 at October 02, 2013 04:53 PM (h1D+w)

141

"Buh buh but -- baby cancer!"

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 02, 2013 04:53 PM (kdS6q)

142 The senate republicans are like Mike Adams (Steelers former LT).

"Which way did he go?"

Don't get me started on John "I got shot down so worship me" McLame.

Posted by: tangonine at October 02, 2013 04:53 PM (x3YFz)

143 MFFM Delenda Est.

Be creative, find ways to screw with them, if you get on camera turn the thing around on them, tell their advertisers what you think of them, keep a list of crass lies they've told to bring up in conversation, interrupt them when they're setting up for a shot or interview, do what you can.

They treat you like an enemy so fight for crying out loud.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 02, 2013 04:54 PM (qyfb5)

144 I owneight rental properties, one of which is Section 8. It's October 2 and seven of my rents are in. I texted my Section 8 tenant, who is responsible for a whopping $197/mo of her $1145 rent (even though she has a 29 hour, chopped down last month from 40 hour job), and she informed me she couldn't send it because the postal service is shut down. She is also my only tenant with an Obama sticker on her car.

Posted by: MostlyRight at October 02, 2013 04:54 PM (w9AQ4)

145 I want a name. Absent being an actual secret
agent, employment by the public sector does not mean you get to hide
from the public. Rather the opposite.

Posted by: alexthechick - Bring the SMOD at October 02, 2013 04:48 PM (VtjlW)

Heh reminds me of this scene in CoD
http://youtu.be/CCHFSWqkxq0

Posted by: KG at October 02, 2013 04:54 PM (p7BzH)

146 The only thing Wall Street cares about is Teh Bernank. Obaam's an idiot.

Posted by: rockmom at October 02, 2013 04:54 PM (Q4elb)

147 131. Those who organize the game should go ahead with the game.

If Obama doesn't want to watch the game, it isn't as if the game must therefore be cancelled.

because optics or something

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 02, 2013 04:54 PM (MhA4j)

148
Did you see a list? I saw earlier that 15 of 90 white house employees
are out. I want to know if Michelle and Barack are turning down their
own beds at night.


It's gotten so bad, Barky is forced to suck his own dick before going to bed each night.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at October 02, 2013 04:54 PM (0IhFx)

149
I like all the optics on healthcare.gov. From stock photos of all the smiley people to the way the flaming redserver error messages pop up every time I click on something really goes well with the blues and greys Obama picked out.

Posted by: Jay in CDA at October 02, 2013 04:54 PM (xGt2P)

150 Well, the "Give me a name, I want his NAME" part of the scene anyway.

Posted by: KG at October 02, 2013 04:55 PM (p7BzH)

151 Per Twitter: Sign seen on a Barrycade at the WWII Memorial: "Normandy was closed too!"
Hahahaha!!

Posted by: Jmel at October 02, 2013 04:55 PM (cfFqn)

152 Atheletics?


never heard of it

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 02, 2013 04:55 PM (xdC/M)

153 she informed me she couldn't send it because the postal service is shut down. She is also my only tenant with an Obama sticker on her car.

---

I'm not sure if that's ignorance, laziness, stupidity, or all of the above.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 02, 2013 04:56 PM (/Crba)

154 148
It's gotten so bad, Barky is forced to suck his own dick before going to bed each night.


Brain bleach on aisle 148 stat!!

Posted by: rickb223 at October 02, 2013 04:56 PM (h1D+w)

155 It's gotten so bad, Barky is forced to suck his own dick before going to bed each night.

Not as long as there is breath in my body.

Posted by: Brian Williams at October 02, 2013 04:56 PM (QupBk)

156 It's gotten so bad, Barky is forced to suck his own dick before going to bed each night.

---

Since when has Barky been flexible on ANYTHING?

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 02, 2013 04:56 PM (/Crba)

157 But CNN, the straight news channel, should be able
to tell the 96.5% of the population who don't pay attention to politics
what the real scoop is. Jake Tapper, being a suspected right wing
sympathizer, would be the best hope for a favorable story.

But that didn't happen.

Jake has his narrative and he knows where the problem lies, and it ain't on the left.

We've lost this big time.

Doom.

Posted by: jwest at October 02, 2013 04:50 PM (u2a4R)
*
What? CNN the straight news channel?? WTF are you smoking?Pass it over.

Posted by: dananjcon at October 02, 2013 04:56 PM (wmU4G)

158 125 I'm not interested in victory...lead from behind.

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 02, 2013 04:56 PM (MhA4j)

159 They don't control the narrative like they did in the 90s. If it was anyone by Boehner and Cantor I'd say we'd have a shot at rolling some of this back.

Posted by: Iblis at October 02, 2013 04:56 PM (9221z)

160 132 All that has been tried. This may have something to do with the fact that I can't pay the bill.

Posted by: baldilocks at October 02, 2013 04:52 PM (sMJVE)

Sorry. That means your internet connection is out, not the WiFi. Have you tried checking for unlocked neighbors? LOL, my neighbor calls me to camp on mine.

Posted by: Vic at October 02, 2013 04:56 PM (zZbNF)

161 This is what happens when you let someone with below average intelligence, daddy issues, and penis envy into the white house.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 02, 2013 04:56 PM (QA8q2)

162
1. what trophy are they playing for? I don't get the "irony" joke.
2. I cannot cufking believe that the President of the United States just made a statement that essentially tells investors to take down the financial system. Has he completely lost his mind?

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at October 02, 2013 04:56 PM (RZ8pf)

163 Blech.... Football is an un-necessary and violent game anyway. Maybe the teams can get together and guard the monuments so the tea baggers don't filthy up our monuments.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Infused With Liberal Logic at October 02, 2013 04:57 PM (32Ze2)

164 @148

I still let him suck my dick though. You know, charity bitches.

Posted by: Reggie Love at October 02, 2013 04:57 PM (t06LC)

165 I'm not sure if that's ignorance, laziness, stupidity, or all of the above.


Yes.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 02, 2013 04:57 PM (h1D+w)

166 Most. Transparent. Evah.

Posted by: real joe at October 02, 2013 04:57 PM (xXhgd)

167 This is what happens when the MSM stops reporting and starts cheer leading.

I suspect the Dems believe most of their own bullshit.

Posted by: fluffy at October 02, 2013 04:58 PM (+VQ65)

168 More Barrycades! We need more Barrycades for the optics! Stat!

Posted by: Team Obama at October 02, 2013 04:58 PM (eHIJJ)

169 what trophy are they playing for? I don't get the "irony" joke.

---

The Commander-In-Chief's Trophy, which is a three-way competition between the Army, Navy, and Air Force teams.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 02, 2013 04:58 PM (/Crba)

170 162
1. what trophy are they playing for? I don't get the "irony" joke.
2. I cannot cufking believe that the President of the United States just made a statement that essentially tells investors to take down the financial system. Has he completely lost his mind?
Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at October 02, 2013 04:56 PM (RZ8pf)

************

It's called--

The Commander in Chief's Trophy.

Posted by: tasker at October 02, 2013 04:58 PM (r2PLg)

171 Too late she has already left MickeyD's

Posted by: Vic at October 02, 2013 04:58 PM (zZbNF)

172 This is what happens when you let someone with below average intelligence, daddy issues, and penis envy into the white house.


I TOLD you not to let Moochelle in...

Posted by: rickb223 at October 02, 2013 04:58 PM (h1D+w)

173 I'm sensing a stock buying opportunity on next couple of days

Posted by: SH at October 02, 2013 04:59 PM (K7W+A)

174 116
And sure, MSNBC might color thing a little bit to the center-left.


You win the Understatement Of The Decade award. Congratulations!

Posted by: Splunge at October 02, 2013 04:59 PM (bKA83)

175 With the WWII vets storming monuments.. we just might be reaching a tipping point when the majority of Americans will wake up from their apathy . . .

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us . . . St Paul

Posted by: McCool at October 02, 2013 04:59 PM (nCSwS)

176 @162

Why not? He told us to rely on a fake fatwa last week. Whoever he is working for, it ain't us.

Posted by: Beagle at October 02, 2013 04:59 PM (sOtz/)

177 Yeah, this Obama sending a media signal to Soros, the eco-billionaires, Buffett, and the silicon valley Google and Apple tech billionaires that it'd be totes cool if the launched a coordinated market panic. Just a short term thing to force the Repubs hand.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 02, 2013 04:59 PM (ZPrif)

178 The Great Lord Barry Obama XLIII%

Posted by: mrp at October 02, 2013 04:59 PM (HjPtV)

179 Did you see a list? I saw earlier that 15 of 90 white house employees are out.

--the other day's article (tweet?) listed the proportion being much more heavily unessential workers and only about 15 essential White House employees. No?

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 02, 2013 04:59 PM (MhA4j)

180 On Wall Street people were throwing stuff at the monitor and alternately booing and laughing while Obama was on CNBC.

We are mostly laughing now as it was apparent he was angling for a contrived crash because- Republicans.

Oh Asia futures are UP. lol

Posted by: Marcus at October 02, 2013 04:59 PM (GGCsk)

181
It's still not too late to surrender before the media says bad things about us!

Obama and Reid don't make unforced errors! WE CAN'T WIN!

Posted by: RNC at October 02, 2013 05:00 PM (Ks4nX)

182 Hey ACE why not do a stoopit Ann Althouse style open thread where you post a shut down pic, title it "At the Shutdown Theater" and put sommat like "you can't get in"

Posted by: Bigby's Hangnail


ARRRG!!

That stupid cafe shit she does is irritating as all fuck.

At the Cafe TurdPile. Enjoy!

At the Cafe Algae Bloom. Enjoy!

At the Cafe Crack Alley Garbage Dumpster. Enjoy!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 02, 2013 05:00 PM (1C7lu)

183 2. I cannot cufking believe that the President of the United States just made a statement that essentially tells investors to take down the financial system. Has he completely lost his mind?

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at October 02, 2013 04:56 PM (RZ8pf)


I don't even have the energy to say it anymore.

Summary: *This* *was* *always* *the* *plan*.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 02, 2013 05:00 PM (qyfb5)

184 157 dananjcon,

Saul Alinsky's pole....

I love that JWest thinks Tapper is a closet Republican...

uh "no"...

told you so

Posted by: Sven10077 at October 02, 2013 05:00 PM (9jfyN)

185 Seems to me the "optics" paint a pretty jaundiced picture of the Turd in Chief. I think this is backfireing on their asses bigtime.

Posted by: maddogg at October 02, 2013 05:00 PM (xWW96)

186 So is this being reported by NPR and PBS?

Because apparently it's better optics for them to remain on air while cancelling self-funded programs like these football games and Colonial Williamsburg.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 02, 2013 05:00 PM (vvueH)

187 Bad optics part XXVVIII:

Big White House meeting today with......Jamie Dimon, Lloyd Blankfein, John Stumpf, et. al.
LOL

Posted by: rockmom at October 02, 2013 05:01 PM (Q4elb)

188 "164
@148



I still let him suck my dick though. You know, charity bitches."

Charity to a lefty is to tell someone else to suck your dick.

Posted by: West at October 02, 2013 05:01 PM (1Rgee)

189 Jesus Christ, Obama just went on CBNC and practicallybegged people to
crash the stock market so he can get leverage on Republicans.

***

For the middle class!

Posted by: WalrusRex at October 02, 2013 05:01 PM (Hx5uv)

190 134 And Bill Whittle works for a website and has very little national influence.

I love Whittle, but it's extremely hard to win a Media War when the refs are on the other team.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 02, 2013 04:52 PM (ZPrif)


As Adam Sandler said in "The Longest Yard" after they hurt the referee"


"How about from now on, you call a fair game? How's that sound?"


We need to hurt some referees. We need to stomp the ever loving dog shit out of the media companies and make it cost them for being partisan.





Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at October 02, 2013 05:01 PM (bb5+k)

191 Speaking of destroying the Media.
MLB playoffs on TBS tonight. And proud, angry liberal fascist Keith Olbermann will host the pre and post game show on TBS. Paid for with your cable TV bill.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 02, 2013 05:01 PM (ZPrif)

192 @143 be preaching.

Our enemies are revealed to us day by day. I hope someone else is making a list, checking it twice...besides Santa.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at October 02, 2013 05:01 PM (3Znbm)

193 The Commander-in-Chief's Trophy is awarded to each season's winner of the American college football triangular series among the teams of the United States Military Academy (Army Black Knights), the United States Naval Academy (Navy Midshipmen), and United States Air Force Academy (Air Force Falcons). The Navy–Air Force game is traditionally played on the first Saturday in October, the Army–Air Force game on the first Saturday in November, and the Army–Navy Game on the second Saturday in December. In the event of a tie, the award is shared, but the previous winner retains possession of the trophy. Along with the Florida Cup, the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy is one of the few three way rivalries that awards a trophy to the winner.

Posted by: tasker at October 02, 2013 05:02 PM (r2PLg)

194 I don't think the SCOAMT will like it when he makes us angry...

Posted by: elaine at October 02, 2013 05:02 PM (4Mzrt)

195 this really has turned into an opportunity for the GOP to show they aren't simply a party of irrelevant, flatfooted dolts, are they deft enough to seize the initiative?

McCain certainly isn't.

Posted by: 13times at October 02, 2013 05:03 PM (fGPLK)

196 OK, that is ironic. Thanks for the answer. Perhaps they should rename it "The Tantrum-in-Chief's Trophy"

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at October 02, 2013 05:03 PM (RZ8pf)

197
Eh--caught The Washington Post doing rewrites to make things look better for Obama and actually lying about their own earlier reporting about the WW II Memorial.

Most of the national media is in bed with DC Dems.


So--when the media works mostly as a Dem propaganda machine.

CNN might have let that Dana Bash story air--but they have been working overtime calling some House Republicans---

"The Suicide Caucus" and drawing maps for their audience and saying things like-

"they only represent 18% of the country."

Posted by: tasker at October 02, 2013 04:53 PM (r2PLg)


And by tolerating their monopoly we have defacto UNDERMINED the purpose of the first amendment.


THEY can address the people. WE cannot. WE should refuse to tolerate this condition any longer.


Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at October 02, 2013 05:03 PM (bb5+k)

198 Pretty interesting that Obama met with the heads of the biggest financial institutions in the AM, and then went on CNBC to try to crater the stock market in the PM. Coincidence?

Posted by: tofer732 at October 02, 2013 05:03 PM (z3MpN)

199 McCain certainly isn't.
Posted by: 13times at October 02, 2013 05:03 PM (fGPLK)
-
McCain is undoubtedly working with democrats behind the scenes to undercut the GOP

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 02, 2013 05:03 PM (QA8q2)

200 O/T- But some man just called local radio show host Howie Carr to tell him the reason John Roberts changed his vote at the last minute is because he has adopted Irish Children, and to adopt them you must be an Irish citizen. Supposedly he wouldn’t have been allowed to be on SCOTUS of CJ. He must have lied on forms if it is such a scandalous thing.

Has anyone heard anything like this? Boston area?

Posted by: CarolT at October 02, 2013 05:03 PM (z4WKX)

201 @192

No worries. We're on it.

Posted by: NSA at October 02, 2013 05:04 PM (t06LC)

202 Imagine if they had nationalized oil or food supplies.

Posted by: ryukyu at October 02, 2013 05:04 PM (C6XFd)

203
It's gotten so bad, Barky is forced to suck his own dick before going to bed each night.


Posted by: Sticky Wicket at October 02, 2013 04:54 PM (0IhFx)


you don't want to be Obama's boyfriend. Clinton style, they seem to expire prematurely: http://tinyurl.com/k6jqfyy

Posted by: tangonine at October 02, 2013 05:04 PM (x3YFz)

204 As the make believe media says, "Nobody puts Barky in the corner!"

Posted by: WalrusRex at October 02, 2013 05:04 PM (Hx5uv)

205

"Obama and Reid don't make unforced errors!"

If a republican had said that "We don't care about one kid with cancer", it would be playingon practically all networks on a continuous loop.

The only interruptions would be for panels of "experts" saying how disgusted they were by the vile republicans.

If a tree fall in the forest...

Unless the national press or democrats acknowledge the error, it didn't happen.

Posted by: jwest at October 02, 2013 05:04 PM (u2a4R)

206 He's prepared to "negotiate on the debt ceiling after Republicans surrender on the CR?

Yeah. Sure. I don't think negotiation means what he thinks it does.

Posted by: Marcus at October 02, 2013 05:04 PM (GGCsk)

207 No, I meant if this keeps us Obama will freak out and go on National TV and start pounding the podium and saying, "I am the President. Your will OBEY me" unless they can get him highly medicated first. It's da crazy. Unfortunately he can do a lot more damage before he's restrained
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 02, 2013 04:52 PM (a4Omg)


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


Three years and three months. He can do a lot of damage in that time.

Posted by: Soona at October 02, 2013 05:04 PM (6BIFo)

208 We need to hurt some referees. We need to stomp the ever loving dog shit out of the media companies and make it cost them for being partisan.

Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at October 02, 2013 05:01 PM (bb5+k)


Pick a target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 02, 2013 05:05 PM (qyfb5)

209 Our enemies are revealed to us day by day. I hope someone else is making a list, checking it twice...besides Santa.

*knitting needles clicking*

Posted by: Madame Defarge at October 02, 2013 05:05 PM (yETln)

210 198 Pretty interesting that Obama met with the heads of the biggest financial institutions in the AM, and then went on CNBC to try to crater the stock market in the PM. Coincidence?
Posted by: tofer732 at October 02, 2013 05:03 PM (z3MpN)

Wonder if any pitchforks were present.

Posted by: cajun caret at October 02, 2013 05:05 PM (UZQM8)

211 The House might as well thrown in a resolution on the debt ceiling now and give Obama a two-fer.

Posted by: Marcus at October 02, 2013 05:05 PM (GGCsk)

212
Be creative, find ways to screw with them, if you get on camera turn the thing around on them, tell their advertisers what you think of them, keep a list of crass lies they've told to bring up in conversation, interrupt them when they're setting up for a shot or interview, do what you can.

They treat you like an enemy so fight for crying out loud.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 02, 2013 04:54 PM (qyfb5)


Very good. I would add that grounding and pounding will also help to get the point across.

Those fuckers need to be utterly terrified of us beating the ever living shit out of them in retaliation for the propaganda they manufacture.



Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at October 02, 2013 05:05 PM (bb5+k)

213 I don't think I'm enraged enough today.

Has Barky killed a kitten yet?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 02, 2013 05:06 PM (lVPtV)

214 Unless the national press or democrats acknowledge the error, it didn't happen.
Posted by: jwest at October 02, 2013 05:04 PM (u2a4R)
-
The national press has lost 60% of its viewership in the past decade. They don't have the relevance anymore.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 02, 2013 05:06 PM (QA8q2)

215 209
Our enemies are revealed to us day by day. I hope someone else is making a list, checking it twice...besides Santa.



*knitting needles clicking*

Posted by: Madame Defarge at October 02, 2013 05:05 PM (yETln)


It's a long list.

We're going to need a bigger boat.

Posted by: tangonine at October 02, 2013 05:06 PM (x3YFz)

216 How can we not get Olbermann fired from his MLB gig?

MLB fans skew older, white, and male -- ie Republican.

Perhaps the most Republican leaning fanbase and we have a liberal fascist like Olbermann screaming at us.

It's like the NBA hiring Limbaugh to run the pre-game show.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 02, 2013 05:06 PM (ZPrif)

217 THEY can address the people. WE cannot. WE should refuse to tolerate this condition any longer.


Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at October 02, 2013 05:03 PM (bb5+k)

************

Yep. I know you have been pushing for this--a remedy to the situation.

And--Ace has a new thread up.

Posted by: tasker at October 02, 2013 05:06 PM (r2PLg)

218 2. I cannot cufking believe that the President of the United States just made a statement that essentially tells investors to take down the financial system. Has he completely lost his mind?

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at October 02, 2013 04:56 PM (RZ8pf)


I would hope that he will say more things like this, especially with greater frequency and stridency.


Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at October 02, 2013 05:07 PM (bb5+k)

219 Imagine if they had nationalized oil or food supplies.
Posted by: ryukyu at October 02, 2013 05:04 PM (C6XFd)


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Three years and three months. Plenty of time for all that to happen.

Posted by: Soona at October 02, 2013 05:07 PM (6BIFo)

220 Well the market could crash for a day or two but since when has the market actually reflected what's going on in the country economically?

All the market plunging for a couple of days right now could do is cause a buying opportunity for everyone who has money on the sidelines.

Good luck with that Barry.

Posted by: H Badger at October 02, 2013 05:08 PM (n/0Nw)

221 Three years and three months. Plenty of time for all that to happen.

Posted by: Soona at October 02, 2013 05:07 PM (6BIFo)


That's not going to play well. I'll refer you to Ace's quote on the AoSHQ banner.

Posted by: tangonine at October 02, 2013 05:09 PM (x3YFz)

222 Obama never learned team spirit. It's always all had to be all about Obama.

Obama made a fool of himself years ago walking out on a ball field in mom pants and throwing a baseball like a girl.

Of course he HATES football where he'd be a smudge on the field trying to play.

He jumped at the chance to cancel a big national game, all the more malicious as he holds our Military in utter disdain. To him, their only purpose, OUR only purpose, is in being used and abused by Obama.

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 02, 2013 05:09 PM (MhA4j)

223 How can we not get Olbermann fired from his MLB gig?


***

Don't worry. This is a problem that will take care of itself.

Posted by: WalrusRex at October 02, 2013 05:09 PM (Hx5uv)

224 Dearest Lord Obama
How do I despise thee,
Let me count the ways
I despise thy petty lies
And thy grandiose ones
I despise thy phoney smile
Tho it doth dazzle the media which be sick for love of thee
I despise thine arrogance
The more for it be not burnished by the slightest worthy deed
I despise thee for thy spineless cozening of those who hate sweet liberty
And thy meanness t'ward those who do love her
Thou art most unworthy of thy exalted place
For meanness of place t'would better suit thee

Posted by: Northernlurker at October 02, 2013 05:09 PM (dPNEz)

225
All the market plunging for a couple of days right now could do is cause a buying opportunity for everyone who has money on the sidelines.

---

Which is the point I made upthread.

Everyone with a brain will know that this is an artificial decline pushed by the White House, not anything based on real economic data.

Anyone looking to go bargain-hunting will have strike prices where they start buying on undervalued stocks.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 02, 2013 05:10 PM (/Crba)

226 All right, that's it. I didn't want to do this, but you people just aren't working out. All of you 'citizens' are fired. I want your driver's licences, passports, etc. on my desk by 5 pm today. Yes, all 312 hundred million of you. I want you out of my country by Friday. And don't come back! Because I'm gonna bring in a bunch of Guatemalans that will appreciate what I do for them! Living in your houses! Driving your cars! Grateful for any crumb the Imperial Government tosses them!

I get to do this because I was re-elected. Check the Constitution! It's in the Magic-Markered addendum on the bottom. Oh, you can't get into the museum it's in, because it's closed! Ha ha ha! Out-thought you again with my genius!

So scram, vermin. I, Barack Obama, command you!

Posted by: Emperor Barackus Maximus, Supreme Urkel Of The Cosmos at October 02, 2013 05:10 PM (DLu2s)

227 >>>I don't think I'm enraged enough today.

Has Barky killed a kitten yet?


Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 02, 2013 05:06 PM (lVPtV)

Please. Barry won't go near a p*ssy.

Posted by: Reggie Love at October 02, 2013 05:11 PM (bg9J3)

228 Very good. I would add that grounding and pounding will also help to get the point across.

Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at October 02, 2013 05:05 PM (bb5+k)


If you *want* rough gay sex you could just go to a bar and pick someone up, you don't *need* to go to prison.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 02, 2013 05:11 PM (qyfb5)

229 223 How can we not get Olbermann fired from his MLB gig?


***

Don't worry. This is a problem that will take care of itself.

---

What do you want to bet that Bathtub Boy will take an unannounced vacation during the playoffs?

This is the same dumbass who got fired from CurrenTV for attempting to take Election Night off in 2010, IIRC, when he was the station's lead anchor.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 02, 2013 05:12 PM (/Crba)

230 Since when has Barky been flexible on ANYTHING?

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 02, 2013 04:56 PM (/Crba)

After 7 rounds with Reggie his pretty flexible.

Posted by: RWC at October 02, 2013 05:13 PM (fWAjv)

231 Nice knowing you, Mr. Gladchuk. You're going to be in a boatload of trouble soon.

Re the WWII veterans, the legacy media is suppressing the info, so no one eve knows except Fox watchers and blog readers. Tapper is the only one mentioning it so far.

Posted by: PJ at October 02, 2013 05:14 PM (ZWaLo)

232
If you *want* rough gay sex you could just go to a bar and pick someone up, you don't *need* to go to prison.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 02, 2013 05:11 PM (qyfb5)

I am unfamiliar with the usage of the term "ground and pound" in that context. My understanding is that it came from UFC and refers to jumping on top of someone, pushing them to the ground and proceeding to punch them repeatedly in the face until they are either knocked unconscious or concede.


Chris Mathews could certainly use such treatment.


Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at October 02, 2013 05:15 PM (bb5+k)

233 "200
O/T- But some man just called local radio show host Howie Carr to tell
him the reason John Roberts changed his vote at the last minute is
because he has adopted Irish Children, and to adopt them you must be an
Irish citizen. Supposedly he wouldn’t have been allowed to be on SCOTUS
of CJ. He must have lied on forms if it is such a scandalous thing.



Has anyone heard anything like this? Boston area?"

I've seen it floated on lefty sites as the lever that was used in the Citizen's United case (In the other direction, of course). I considered the source, and ignored it. Almost certain it is bullshit.



Posted by: West at October 02, 2013 05:18 PM (1Rgee)

234 "How about from now on, you call a fair game? How's that sound?"

...
Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp"

Sounds nice, but you know in real life they won't do this right? Because we are talking about real power and not a movie.

Posted by: Melvin Frohike at October 02, 2013 05:19 PM (sYLzD)

235
While waiting in line at a store today I heard some clown behind me groaning and moaning to his friend how awful the Republicans are , blah, blah. I wanted to turn around and punch him in the jaw and nuts simultaneously.

I don't think LIVs have thought out this whole scenario all of the way.

Posted by: Cheri at October 02, 2013 05:20 PM (G+Wff)

236 It's not just cost free, it's a money maker.

Posted by: Lucky Pierre at October 02, 2013 05:23 PM (5fSr7)

237
Nothing but petulant children in the obama administration.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 02, 2013 05:24 PM (sj9LN)

238 What is the Bible story about opening the frightened eyes of the people sonthey could see that there were 10,000 angels waiting to help the people? I think the whole left/dem side knows they have stepped over the line. I do not get the desperate vibe from our side, but I do from theirs. Our side does not have frothing people shouting out deranged threats and slurs, but their side sure does.

Posted by: Chilling the most at October 02, 2013 05:25 PM (gxtMZ)

239 Sounds nice, but you know in real life they won't do this right? Because we are talking about real power and not a movie.

Posted by: Melvin Frohike at October 02, 2013 05:19 PM (sYLzD)


As the old joke goes, "That's because we haven't played "Cowboys and Media" yet.


Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at October 02, 2013 05:27 PM (bb5+k)

240 "The ends justify the means" has been a watchword of Communist/Socialist/Big Government/Big Labor for decades.

The Media could care less if Obama is shutting down particular places solely for the optics.

Hell, it's their fellow journolists advising what to do and where.

They think it's just peachy keen if dishonesty prevails because they cannot be wrong therefore anything and everything they do must be the correct thing to do.

I'm hoping that more people see through the lies and coverups by the Nets and realize this is all for the sake of driving this country over the edge.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Ecclesiates 9:11) at October 02, 2013 05:29 PM (lAZep)

241 he other day's article (tweet?) listed the proportion being much more heavily unessential workers and only about 15 essential White House employees. No?
Posted by: panzernashorn at October 02, 2013 04:59 PM (MhA4j)


Panzerashorn, i thought they only keep 15 essential employees. SCOAMF is not going to last long with only 15 of them, Mochelle must be really pissed. That must be why Barky had invited them over tonhgt. Mochelle must be more of a bitch than usual.

Posted by: CarolT at October 02, 2013 05:31 PM (z4WKX)

242 The USPS is open for business.

And JWest (moby) is trying to convince us he's one of us again.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Ecclesiates 9:11) at October 02, 2013 05:35 PM (lAZep)

243 "atheletics"

Like, for atheletes?

Are you writing ebonics now Ace?

Posted by: Lady Billingsgate (of the North) at October 02, 2013 05:39 PM (3U89P)

244 "Due to lack of funding, the President has had to forfeit 3 fingers from
his salutes, leaving him only one finger to salute those who serve with."

Posted by: jrg at October 02, 2013 05:43 PM (61B4w)

245 But Navy football "belongs" to the government.
You know, like "government is the one thing we all belong to."

Posted by: NYC Parent Channeling the 47% at October 02, 2013 05:57 PM (HEo6y)

246 *knitting needles clicking*
Posted by: Madame Defarge at October 02, 2013 05:05 PM (yETln)


Just be careful with those things- they're known to puncture old airbags.

Posted by: Bill H at October 02, 2013 05:57 PM (3sZO1)

247 My daughter appreciates the popcorn for the kabuki theater show thoughtfully provided by Our Dear Leader

Posted by: PMRich at October 02, 2013 05:58 PM (x/BtJ)

248 What would help, a lot, would be to start forcing the msm to live up to its reason for existence.

Do their jobs or suffer the consequences. If they wish to side with destructionists, let them be destroyed.

Posted by: Grimmy at October 02, 2013 05:59 PM (uUsh9)

249
Why aren't the Republicans showing that disgusting picture of Nancy Pelosi strutting through the crowds of thousands of outraged Americans, carrying the Speaker's Mace, and grinning at the underhanded slippery tricks she and her colleagues used to ram Obamacare down our throats? All that was missing were the jackboots.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at October 02, 2013 06:16 PM (BaQuW)

250 >>>"The Naval Academy Athletic Association is a private organization not funded by the government. Gladchuk said the Air Force-Navy game could be held without any “appropriated funding.” Air Force recently created a similar athletic association that operates using private funds, donations and revenue from intercollegiate contests.
“We could run our entire athletics program and conduct events as we always do without any government funds,” Gladchuk said. “In talking to the Air Force athletic director, their football team could execute the trip without government funding.”

Wait... so you're telling me that all this stuff that taxpayers have been funding with trillions of tax dollars because FOR THE CHILDREN/ MIDDLE CLASS/ GRANDMA'S GONNA GET THROWN OFF A CLIFF could operate entirely, more efficiently, and more inexpensively on private funds? No government funds, oversight, regulation, or intervention required whatsoever?

Huh... Who'd a thunk it?

Gee, it's almost as if- and I know I am off in la la land here- the government only had specific very specific and limited powers; everything would be exactly the same, with the exception of being cheaper, more efficient, more effective, and would come with the bonus achievement and pride that comes with someone saying, "Yeah, I/ We built that!".

Posted by: Damiano at October 02, 2013 06:25 PM (j0wOO)

251 "I'm more shocked that Gladchuk is so willing to throw Obama and that dumbass Luger under the bus given how they'll inevitably f*ck with him."

He sounds like a man who's already hit is limit on being f*cked with. I'm hoping the many, many people who have been misused by this administration's petty games are not far behind him.

Posted by: GalosGann at October 02, 2013 06:29 PM (vW1n3)

252 What I love about the Navy is how the senior leadership always walks the talk. Such as:

"Dost deem that thy ship needs gilding,
And the dockyard firbear to supply
Put thy hand in thy pocket and gild her,
There are those who risen thereby."

You can always count on Big Navy for leadership by example. Always.

Posted by: T. at October 02, 2013 06:57 PM (2Jdik)

253 You can always count on Big Navy for leadership by example. Always.
Posted by: T. at October 02, 2013 06:57 PM (2Jdik)


Except when it comes to leftist ideals, such as mixed sex crews on ships... which has been an absolute disaster but you'll not find that on any "official" report.

And Adm Mullen is about as morally bankrupt a man as ever wore a uniform. Fully owned and operated by the Obama admin.

Posted by: Grimmy at October 02, 2013 07:02 PM (uUsh9)

254 Gladchuk should grow a pair. I thought our military despises hussein.

Posted by: Titanium at October 02, 2013 08:23 PM (IgOQg)

255 We are being held hostage by a petulant child. Unfortunately we do not have the tools normally available to adults to deal with this.

And didn't we go thru this when the sequester first started? Why, yes. Yes we did. High profile shutdowns galore. It didn't work then, either.

What was that definition of idiocy again? Something about trying the same thing over and over, and expecting different results?

Posted by: CharlieL at October 02, 2013 08:40 PM (1s0Ao)

256 "such as mixed sex crews on ships... which has been an absolute disaster"

Grimmy

My cousin, formerly an Ob in the Navy, agrees. Pregnancies, STDs galore. Much chaos.

Posted by: PJ at October 02, 2013 11:02 PM (ZWaLo)






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