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Chicken Little Warns Of The Sky Falling Continuously. Maybe One Day, We’ll Learn To Ignore Him.

by Flyovercountry ( 86 Comments › )
Filed under Communism, Fascism, Liberal Fascism, Progressives at September 4th, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Try to stretch those adult memories back to March and April of this year. Once again, we heard those dire predictions of a hurricane season which would run amok. A record number of storms were predicted, and that prediction was shouted from the roof top of every hippy hovel from Berkeley to the UN building in which we find the UNIPCC housed. The culprit for the continuing disaster known as nature gone wild is of course the same this year as it was when Al Gore turned his fantasy power point presentation into an award winning movie, Global Warming.

A funny thing happened once again however, on our way towards our imminent destruction. It seems as though that promised busier than ever before seen season of destructive hurricane activity has once again failed to become a reality. Coming soon to a news paper or television broadcast near you, the culprit for our reprieve from those useful storms that nature is supposed to supply but for some nefarious reason has not, will of course be Global Warming.

August is about to end without an Atlantic hurricane for the first time since 2002, calling into question predictions of a more active storm season than normal.
Six tropical systems have formed in the Atlantic since the season began June 1 and none of them has grown to hurricane strength with winds of at least 74 miles (120 kilometers) per hour. Accumulated cyclone energy in the Atlantic, a measure of tropical power, is about 30 percent of where it normally would be, said Phil Klotzbach, lead author of Colorado State University’s seasonal hurricane forecasts.
“At this point, I doubt that a super-active hurricane season will happen,” Klotzbach said in an e-mail yesterday.
The most active part of the Atlantic season runs from Aug. 20 to about the first week of October. The statistical peak occurs on Sept. 10, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Two storms formed in August and the hurricane center is tracking two areas of thunderstorms that have low to medium chances of becoming tropical systems within five days

So, as I am writing this, we are exactly one week shy of the statistical high point for storm incidence, and not one single named Atlantic storm has dropped so much as an ounce of water on a piece of ground East of the Mississippi. Add to that the freakishly cool summer experienced by most of the country, and suddenly, once again, color me just a little skeptical about this whole catastrophic shifting of Ohio’s usually temperate climate to match the Sahara thing.

As a pre teen kid growing up in West Virginia, a neighboring town built a mall that was originally meant for ours. Another liberal talking point, this time in the form of, “Stopping Urban Renewal,” saw to it that this mall would be built across the river in a smaller community, that today is much more prosperous than the ghost town Wheeling has become. Upon the completion of the brand new super structure, a disaster predicting phenom known as Jeanne Dixon told tales of some catastrophic disaster for any person brave enough to visit the Ohio Valley Mall. This catastrophe was to occur within a year of the mall’s grand opening. News spread through our community like wild fire. Jeanne Dixon’s prediction had taken over as an ample replacement for every campfire spook story told that year. The more astute of you may realize that this prediction never came to fruition, that the mall, such as it is, more damaged by being very old now than anything else, has not lived up to the disastrous prognostications of the famous disaster predicting Dixon.

Dixon continued after that date to make a nice living, traveling around our fruited plains predicting disaster after world ending disaster, none of which were ever shown to be accurate in even the slightest imagination of that word’s meaning. People were supposed to die, bridges fail, malls collapse, and puppy dogs forced to travel cross country due to absent minded owners losing them on vacations. Miss Jeanne Dixon knew then what is all to obvious today, and that is that the perpetrators of the Chicken Little hoaxes are never held to account for the failure of their prophecies. Telling all, that the world is ending has become more than a cottage industry it seems and there is no penalty for those predictions being wrong.

There is one caveat to that last sentence. There is a penalty associated with preparing for an end of the world that in fact will not happen. That penalty is economic suicide. Self inflicted wounds of needless cost tacked onto a society with finite means. Our punishment for these crimes has been determined by the court of Liberal Public Opinion. We are to atone for crimes against Mother Earth, which of course have not only failed the test of guilt beyond reasonable doubt, but have also failed to show actual victims in most cases. The atonement is to come in the form of economic bureaucracy, regulation, self destructive behavior, and an end to the reasonably efficient usage of our own natural resources.

It’s not just the lack of named storms this year. Remember the Gulf Oil Spill? Since that summer, can anyone tell me of what, if anything was the resultant disaster of our ecological system in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, or Mexico. We all heard those dire predictions, and for the life of me, I can find no evidence that any of it has happened. I’m still waiting for the three eyed fish to start appearing in the Susquehanna River, home to Three Mile Island and her still operating Nuclear Power facility. Fukushima of course, never developed into even the slightest problem as that disaster fizzled yet again into obscurity.

I can sense some of you Liberals. gearing up to tell me that I’m wrong about that one. Well the joke, once again, is on you. You may have recognized that graphic at the top of this article that shows nuclear radiation from Fukushima heading our way. Scary stuff indeed, that is until you realize what that graphic really shows. It is the NOAA chart produced immediately after the 2011 Earthquake in Tohoku Japan and shows the ensuing wave heights which resulted from the resultant Japanese tsunami, two years ago. This very same graphic has once again made the internet rounds, attached to a story that there is a massive radiation leak at Fukushima, which as it turns out, is also not true. So, before you perpetually frightened Californians begin buying up Iodine in a massively moronic quantity once again, please consider using those six inches between your ears for something other than mindless regurgitation of the latest world ending story dujour.

Hurricanes are not coming to kill us. Oil blobs from the Gulf of Mexico are not coming to kill us. Mutant fish from Japan are not coming to kill us. The sky is not falling, and once again, you face a greater exposure to harmful radiation from the granite counter tops so tastefully decorating your kitchens, and the 8 to 9 bananas you’ve doubtless placed on them.

By the way, you may be wondering just how terrible that radiation leak from the Fukushima plant actually is. As it turns out, the amount of leaked radiation has not yet exceeded the legal limits set by Japan’s nuclear regulatory agency. How much would we experience here in America should the leak get much worse? We would never be able to detect it here, no matter how bad it gets, even if the Japanese were to scuttle their plant on purpose.

Cross Posted from Musings of a Mad Conservative.

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86 Responses to “Chicken Little Warns Of The Sky Falling Continuously. Maybe One Day, We’ll Learn To Ignore Him.”
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  1. 1 | September 4, 2013 12:03 pm

    300 tons of polluted water is a meaningless figure. By itself, it means nothing. What is the ppm of said contaminant in the water. 300 tons of water being filtered through those plants in a single day is just part of the normal business, and at what level, if any, beyond background radiation is that water, “contaminated.” Not to mention the small fact that water itself turns out to be a very effective insulation system in terms of stopping the spread of radioactive particles, and an entire ocean of it is even better.

    These jerks decided to make the very ordinary operational day at a nuclear power facility sound dangerous by appending the word contaminated to the normal amount of water used to cool those things down on a very mundane and regular basis. If within those 300 tons of water there exists say, a half dozen alpha particles, then you’d be smarter hiding from the potassium lurking in those bananas on your kitchen counter, or the phosphorous in your laundry soap, so fiendishly waiting to strike you while you clean your clothes.

    I wrote this because of some face book friends involved in the dutiful leftist freak out, which lasted almost a minute and a half, and probably saw store shelves in California once again emptied of all iodine.


  2. Buffalobob
    2 | September 4, 2013 12:54 pm

    National Graphic Channel to run new show “coping with name changes associated with global warming” starring algore.


  3. The Osprey
    3 | September 4, 2013 1:07 pm

    James Delingpole: ManBearPig, Climategate and Watermelons

    “The South Park guys understand that man-made global warming is a fantastical creature.”


  4. 4 | September 4, 2013 1:32 pm

    Wow, slow news day! Maybe Obama will bomb something and give us something to talk about….


  5. The Osprey
  6. 7 | September 4, 2013 1:51 pm

    @ lobo91:

    The wheels have really came off of the Global Warming Hoax. Even people who don’t pay attention to the news have noticed that the radical predictions that Gore was spouting 15 years ago have simply not come to pass. We were supposed to have no polar ice caps by about 2020. It is going to have to warm up in a hurry if it wants to meet that deadline.


  7. Guggi
    8 | September 4, 2013 1:51 pm

    Europe Should Abandon Unilateral Climate Policy And Develop Shale, Says EU Energy Commissioner

    Germany should not dismiss gas fracking technology that has boosted US industry, nor unilaterally overexpose itself to climate protection efforts, European Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger said on Tuesday. Germany, the bloc’s biggest economy and energy market, goes to the polls later this month and afterwards must reform its energy laws reflecting a costly low-carbon approach coupled with scepticism about fossil fuel production, including fracking.


  8. 9 | September 4, 2013 1:56 pm

    @ Guggi:

    I notice that they don’t mention nuclear power in th eblurb you quoted. That is my real test for whether they really believe the Global Warming Hoax. Unsurprizingly, most “greens” are against nuclear power. One notable exception to that is George Monbiot (the original moonbat), who came out in favor of nuclear power after Fukushima failed to explode. He (quite rationally) argued that the tsunami was simply the absolute worst disaster that he could envision happening to a nuclear plant, and while there were small leaks, nothing catastrophic happened.


  9. lobo91
    10 | September 4, 2013 1:56 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    There was an expedition to the Arctic recently by some global warming types that had to be aborted when their ship was unable to make it to their destination--due to the thickness of the ice pack. In the middle of summer.

    Oops.


  10. heysoos
    11 | September 4, 2013 1:59 pm

    a little thing for Iron Fist…
    httpv://www.vice.com/americana/big-sandy


  11. 12 | September 4, 2013 2:04 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    They claim there would be no more winters by this decade and that coastal cities would be flooded. It aint happening.


  12. Guggi
    13 | September 4, 2013 2:07 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    nuclear power has become the (“Gottseibeiuns”) absolute evil in Europe.

    But fracking has become a new hope:

    The Dutch government just released a report finding that the environmental risks of fracking shale can be managed. It’s a small but important step for the country. This is a positive sign for a continent that to this point has remained firm in its rejection of the new source of oil and gas.

    The Spanish Government, led by the Industry Minister, José Manuel Soria, has decided to help companies interested in exploring shale gas resources which could be hidden under the Iberian peninsular. It means that the Government has advanced fracking and given legal protection to the controversial technique. Spain therefore joins countries such as Poland and the U.K. which have also set a course to reduce their dependence on outside energy

    Lithuania has finally given Chevron the green light to explore for shale gas, the government announced on September 3. Vilnius plans to formalize Chevron’s win later this month, and sign the exploration contract by the end of the year, officials said. “If they act quickly, they can start drilling in half a year after the licence is granted,” said Environment Minister Valentinas Mazuronis

    The Baltic tiger of Estonia is the world’s first country to meet all its power needs from shale, with enough left over for neighbours and fuel exports for the shipping industry.

    Oh and this is from the U.S.A.

    Take it from the man who knows, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz: Fracking for natural gas is climate-friendly, environmentally safe and economically stimulating. Which is just what America and New York need. Moniz speaks not just as the nation’s top energy official, but as a nuclear physicist, a former MIT professor and the coauthor of an exhaustive 2011 report on the future of natural gas production in the U.S. In a meeting with the Daily News Editorial Board, he explained the numerous reasons why President Obama embraces fracking as a key part of his strategy for tackling global warming and creating jobs.


  13. heysoos
    14 | September 4, 2013 2:07 pm

    Goldwaterite wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:
    They claim there would be no more winters by this decade and that coastal cities would be flooded. It aint happening.

    we could use some flooding in NM…pretty dry down here and getting a bit worse almost every year…a pattern going back to the 1100′s


  14. 15 | September 4, 2013 2:07 pm

    @ heysoos:

    They have something similar at Knob Creek, Kentucky twice a year. I got to go to it in 2001, and it was awesome. I got to shoot an M-60, which was incredible. Something that I’d never havbe gotten a chance to do otherwise. It was fun, but about 20 rounds into the belt of 100 there was so much smoke in front of me that I couldn’t see the car I was shooting at. A lot of fun. I want to take my wife sometime.


  15. lobo91
    16 | September 4, 2013 2:10 pm

    @ Goldwaterite:

    We’ve had an unusually cool, wet summer in Colorado. It’s rained almost every afternoon.


  16. 17 | September 4, 2013 2:12 pm

    @ Guggi:

    Natural gas is one route to take, but nuclear is safe and environmentally friendly. Nuclear is a Zero-emissions power source, and modern reactors produce very little radioactive waste. What the “greens” really are is neo-Luddites. They want you and me liviing in a mud hut with no electricity or runnning water. They, of course, will live the high life with their private jets and jumbo SUVs, while leaving us to freeze in the dark.


  17. 18 | September 4, 2013 2:15 pm

    @ lobo91:

    It’s been raining lower temps than normal this summer in Florida as well. SO much for Global Warming.


  18. lobo91
    19 | September 4, 2013 2:15 pm

    All that rain we’ve had has apparently rotted the brains of our politicians:

    Colorado Democrat: The State Legislature Will Keep People Safe, Not Guns…

    Another Colorado Democrat has stoked the state’s raging gun-control debate by challenging the argument that guns are needed for self-defense.

    Colorado House Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst said in an interview on YouTube last week that firearms ownership is redundant because the state Legislature keeps citizens safe from harm.

    “As a woman, I have the right not to carry a gun and to feel safe on the streets, and that’s what we provide for in the state Legislature is for all of us in the state of Colorado — to feel safe on the streets without having to carry a gun,” said Mrs. Hullinghorst on “The Tim Caffrey Show.”

    She also took a swipe at gun owners.

    “The thought that the only way we can protect ourselves is to wield our own weapon is completely absurd and an argument that I absolutely discount as frivolous,” Mrs. Hullinghorst said.


  19. coldwarrior
    20 | September 4, 2013 2:15 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    60′s are nice, until you have to road march. then, they become unfun pretty rapidly.


  20. coldwarrior
    21 | September 4, 2013 2:18 pm

    @ Goldwaterite:

    El Nino (warmer-than-average water temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean) and its counterpart La Nina (cooler-than-average water temperatures) are unquestionably the world’s climate drivers — and the main influences on weather in the USA.

    The El Nino pattern is officially known as the “El Nino Southern Oscillation” (ENSO). And when either El Nino or La Nina are really strong, the world’s other climate patterns run and hide.

    That’s not happened this summer: With tropical Pacific ocean temperatures neither unusually warm nor cold (known as an ENSO-neutral phase), the typically meek and little-known “East Pacific-North Pacific ” (EP-NP) pattern has taken over, according to climate scientist Richard Heim of the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C.

    This pattern is partly responsible for the weirdly cool and damp summer over parts of the eastern and southern USA. How cool? Seventeen states, mainly in the South, had a cooler-than-average July, according to the data center. And cities such as Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Nashville and Charlotte are all having an unusually cool August, the National Weather Service reports.

    Also, Florida had its wettest July on record.

    Unlike the tropical waters of El Nino, the “EP-NP” pattern deals with north Pacific sea-surface temperatures. This summer, water temperatures in the eastern north Pacific Ocean have been unusually warm, which Heim says has led to atypical weather patterns over most of North America.

    “We’ve had a weird ‘trough’ of low pressure over the north-central USA,” Heim says. (Low-pressure troughs typically bring cloudy and rainy skies.) And last weekend, a stationary front draped across the Gulf Coast was a typical winter location for the front, not one for summer, he says.

    A 1995 study in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society found that unusually warm north Pacific ocean temperatures in the spring of 1993 could be linked to the disastrous flooding that inundated the Midwest that summer.


  21. 22 | September 4, 2013 2:19 pm

    @ Guggi:

    Europe should do both Fracking and Nukes.


  22. 23 | September 4, 2013 2:19 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    OMG, it’s mother nature! That can’t be, that nice man on the 6 O’clock news said my car is causing this!
    //////

    :lol:


  23. coldwarrior
    24 | September 4, 2013 2:23 pm

    Goldwaterite wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    OMG, it’s mother nature! That can’t be, that nice man on the 6 O’clock news said my car is causing this!
    //////

    that too.


  24. heysoos
    25 | September 4, 2013 2:24 pm

    the Hyperion power plant could help feed Africa…there is an ocean if water down there but to way to pump it up
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17775211


  25. 26 | September 4, 2013 2:25 pm

    @ lobo91:
    As a victim of violent crime, I have to strongly disagree with her. I have a natural right to self-defense, and that right is protected by the Second Amendment of the Constitution. If she doesn’t like that, I suggest she move to France.


  26. coldwarrior
    27 | September 4, 2013 2:26 pm

    its gonna be a nasty winter up here.


  27. lobo91
    28 | September 4, 2013 2:32 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    The Supreme Court disagrees with her, as well.

    “The state,” meaning the police, has no obligation to protect you.


  28. rain of lead
    29 | September 4, 2013 2:34 pm

    yep
    both farmers almanics say brutal cold winter

    and also
    if you have lost Jon Stewart, maybe you don’t have the best argument

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-september-3-2013/uncle-jonny-stew-s-good-time-syria-jamboree

    (he really does savage obombya,)


  29. coldwarrior
    30 | September 4, 2013 2:35 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:
    The Supreme Court disagrees with her, as well.
    “The state,” meaning the police, has no obligation to protect you.

    notice she said the right to feel safe not the right to be safe.

    typical liberal mush mouth


  30. 31 | September 4, 2013 2:35 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Hey at least Kerry is being honest. We are the armed forces of Arab Gulf States.

    Secretary of State John Kerry said at Wednesday’s hearing that Arab counties have offered to pay for the entirety of unseating President Bashar al-Assad if the United States took the lead militarily.

    “With respect to Arab counties offering to bear costs and to assess, the answer is profoundly yes,” Kerry said. “They have. That offer is on the table.”


  31. rain of lead
    32 | September 4, 2013 2:38 pm

    heh
    the girl is playing red dead redemption
    she’s manning a gatling gun and stacking the bodies up like cordwood
    *sniff*
    I’m so proud


  32. rain of lead
    33 | September 4, 2013 2:40 pm

    @ Goldwaterite:

    well it’s good to know that the U.S. military is now for sale to the highest bidder


  33. Daffy Duck
    34 | September 4, 2013 2:40 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    lobo91 wrote:

    notice she said the right to feel safe not the right to be safe.

    typical liberal mush mouth

    Yep, I noticed that too.


  34. heysoos
    35 | September 4, 2013 2:41 pm

    @ Goldwaterite:
    still no word on the Syrian threat to the US…
    seems like an easy enough question


  35. 36 | September 4, 2013 2:41 pm

    @ Goldwaterite:

    Janisaries for the Caliphate. These people have no sense of history. They don’t even realize the grave mistakes that they are making.


  36. lobo91
    37 | September 4, 2013 2:41 pm

    Putin Calls John Kerry A “Liar” For Denying Al-Qaeda Dominating Syrian Rebel Groups…

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday the U.S. Congress had no right to approve the use of force against Syria without a decision from the U.N. Security Council, and that doing so would be an “act of aggression”. [...]

    “They lie beautifully, of course. I saw debates in Congress. A congressman asks Mr Kerry: ‘Is al Qaeda there?’ He says: ‘No, I am telling you responsibly that it is not’,” [Vladimir] Putin said at a meeting of his human rights council in the Kremlin.

    “Al Qaeda units are the main military echelon, and they know this,” he said, referring to the United States. “It was unpleasant and surprising for me – we talk to them, we proceed from the assumption that they are decent people. But he is lying and knows he is lying. It’s sad.”


  37. Daffy Duck
    38 | September 4, 2013 2:43 pm

    @ rain of lead:

    Have gun, will travel…

    /


  38. 39 | September 4, 2013 2:45 pm

    @ lobo91:
    That could have something to do with the fact that John Kerry is a liar. He’s been lying since before he got “injured” in the Vietnam War. It is refreshing to see someone call him a liar to his face. I bet this gets zero publicity in the MFM.


  39. Daffy Duck
    40 | September 4, 2013 2:46 pm

    @ heysoos:

    The threat is to “our” (read: Obama’s) credibility -- the ‘red line’

    It’s ego’s (and horseshit), all the way down.


  40. Daffy Duck
    41 | September 4, 2013 2:49 pm

    @ lobo91:

    I don’t want to like Putin…

    But I have to ask -- rhetorically of course -- “why couldn’t a sitting US Senator or Representative have said that?”

    Probably because our elite whores have no integrity.


  41. lobo91
    42 | September 4, 2013 2:56 pm

    @ Daffy Duck:

    A Republican (Jeff Duncan of SC) basically just did. He told Kerry that he thought the whole Syria thing is nothing but an attempt to distract from Benghazi and the administration’s other scandals.


  42. 43 | September 4, 2013 2:56 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    Hey we have been Janisaries for the Caliphate since Clinton Bombed the Bosnian Serbs in 95.


  43. 44 | September 4, 2013 2:57 pm

    @ Daffy Duck:

    I don’t want to like Putin

    Read about about Russia’s Fiscal and Economic policies. Your opinion of Putin will change.


  44. 45 | September 4, 2013 2:59 pm

    @ rain of lead:

    It’s been that way for a few decades. Kerry just let the cat out of the bag.


  45. 46 | September 4, 2013 2:59 pm

    @ lobo91:

    He’d be correct in that. Obama wouldn’t be doing this if it weren’t fo rhis scandals. He’s like Clinton bombing Serbia. He doesn’t really care about the people on the ground, and he certainly doesn’t care abou tthe troops he puts in harm’s way. He just wants something to clear Benghazi, the IRS, and even Fast and Furious off the front pages. And he has succeeded at that. That is all he really cares about. If the Republicans give him the authority to go in, he’ll blame them the minute there is a problem, and if the deny him that then he will blame them for anything Assad does. For him there’s no downside to this. Not with the lap-dog media that’ll eat it up.


  46. coldwarrior
    47 | September 4, 2013 3:09 pm

    Daffy Duck wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    I don’t want to like Putin…
    But I have to ask — rhetorically of course — “why couldn’t a sitting US Senator or Representative have said that?”
    Probably because our elite whores have no integrity.

    bingo. they are scared to criticize the racial hire.


  47. Daffy Duck
    48 | September 4, 2013 3:17 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Heh, I had to dig the ‘net to find this (what you were referring to):

    2:37 p.m. ET – Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-South Carolina, also slams the Obama administration for being quick to want to intervene in Syria, but was “reluctant” to act quickly to rescue the four Americans who died in the terrorist attack against a U.S. consulate in Benghazi last year. Duncan questions whether the “power of the executive branch is so intoxicating” to steer Kerry away from his normally cautious self and pull the trigger “so quickly.”

    Kerry, clearly aggravated, takes issue with Duncan’s premise that Kerry routinely advocates caution. “I volunteered to fight for my country, and that wasn’t a cautious thing to do when I did it.”

    When Duncan tries to interrupt, Kerry shoots back: “I’m going to finish, congressman.”

    “When I was in the United States Senate, I supported military action in any number of locations, including Grenada, Panama, I could run a list of them. I am not going to sit here and be told by you I don’t have a sense of what the judgment is with respect to this. We’re talking about people being killed by gas, and you want to go talk about Benghazi and Fast and Furious.”

    Duncan replies: “Absolutely I want to talk about it.” He holds up a photo of one of the slain marines in Benghazi.

    Kerry argues the Obama administration has been acting cautiously, which is why the president waited until he had more evidence to make his decision.

    “This is not about getting into Syria’s civil war. This is about enforcing the principle that people shouldn’t be allowed to gas their citizens with impunity,” he says. “Let’s draw the proper distinction here, congressman. We don’t deserve to drag this into yet another Benghazi discussion when the real issue here is whether or not the Congress is going to stand up for international norms.”

    http://tinyurl.com/n8rlecf


  48. 49 | September 4, 2013 3:21 pm

    Daffy Duck wrote:

    whether or not the Congress is going to stand up for international norms.”

    It is against international norms to kill an ambassador, but I guess KLerry is too buy to take note of that. That’s why a year after Benghazi Obama still hasn’t done anything about it. This is Wag the Dog. That is all it is. They want to distract from Obama’s domestic scandals.


  49. RIX
    50 | September 4, 2013 3:28 pm

    It is against international norms to kill an ambassador, but I guess KLerry is too buy to take note of that. That’s why a year after Benghazi Obama still hasn’t done anything about it. This is Wag the Dog. That is all it is. They want to distract from Obama’s domestic scandals.
    @ Iron Fist:

    This is nothing but a distraction to divert from Obama scandals.
    That’s why Kerry got so indignant that the Congressman brought up Benghazi.
    You are supposed to forget that now.


  50. 51 | September 4, 2013 3:31 pm

    @ RIX:

    These are not the Islamic terrorists ‘Droids you are looking for. I really hope the Congress cuts Obama off at the knees, but I am afraid that they’ll try to be collegial. Obama has dug himself a hole. There is no reason for us to help him get out of it.


  51. RIX
    52 | September 4, 2013 3:32 pm

    A Senate panel just voted 10 to 7 to authorize force.


  52. Daffy Duck
    53 | September 4, 2013 3:33 pm

    RIX wrote:

    You are supposed to forget that now.

    Forget what?

    Oh -- the hurricanes? -- yeah, hurricanes are bad.

    /

    Our government is dysfunctional.


  53. 54 | September 4, 2013 3:33 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    Thje Democrats will do whatever Obama tells them. The Republicans love war and will go along. Only the Libertarian faction of the GOP is standing up to this madness.


  54. RIX
    55 | September 4, 2013 3:33 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ RIX:

    These are not the Islamic terrorists ‘Droids you are looking for. I really hope the Congress cuts Obama off at the knees, but I am afraid that they’ll try to be collegial. Obama has dug himself a hole. There is no reason for us to help him get out of it.

    I think that Obama is a lock in the Senate.I hope that the House stops him.


  55. 56 | September 4, 2013 3:35 pm

    @ Goldwaterite:

    Check out the one I have pending, it is along these lines to a tee.


  56. 57 | September 4, 2013 3:37 pm

    @ RIX:

    Yeah, he’s got the Senate because the Donks will give him whatever he wants, and there’s always John McCain to vote with him to make it “bipartisan”. I don’t thin k Obama will get the majority ofthe Republicans in the House, but he’ll probably get all the Dems and enough Republicans to put it over the top. When Americans start coming home in body bags I hope there are people who will hold Obama to the same standards he held George Bush.


  57. The Osprey
    58 | September 4, 2013 3:37 pm

    RIX wrote:

    A Senate panel just voted 10 to 7 to authorize force.

    Anyone got a list of the yeas and nays?

    There are 10 dems and 8 GOP on that committee.


  58. Daffy Duck
    59 | September 4, 2013 3:40 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ RIX:

    …I hope there are people who will hold Obama to the same standards he held George Bush.

    Well, that hasn’t been the case for 4.5+ years, I don’t see it changing now.


  59. Daffy Duck
    60 | September 4, 2013 3:41 pm

    The Osprey wrote:

    RIX wrote:

    “A Senate panel just voted 10 to 7 to authorize force.”

    Anyone got a list of the yeas and nays?

    There are 10 dems and 8 GOP on that committee.

    10 dems, 1 ‘prog’ rep, and 7 raaaacists.


  60. 61 | September 4, 2013 3:42 pm

    @ The Osprey:

    We now know beyond all doubt that the Democrats’ opposition to Iraq was purely political. If Bush had been a Democrat, they’d have backed him, but as it was they tried mightily to help al Qaeda in Iraq beat America on the battlefield. They are really a bunch of oppertunistic traitors. “Anti-War” was just anti-Republican. These are the same Democrats that gave us the shining example of patriotism called “Copperheads” during the Civil War. Do Democrats ever side with America? Only, apparently, if the President is a Democrat.


  61. The Osprey
    62 | September 4, 2013 3:42 pm

    Here are the nays.

    Senators voting against the measure were Democrats Tom Udall of New Mexico and Chris Murphy of Connecticut, and Republicans James Risch of Idaho, Marco Rubio of Florida, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and John Barrasso of Wyoming. Senator Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, voted “present.”


  62. The Osprey
    63 | September 4, 2013 3:43 pm

    More Repubs than Dems voted against it.


  63. lobo91
    64 | September 4, 2013 3:46 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    I don’t thin k Obama will get the majority ofthe Republicans in the House, but he’ll probably get all the Dems and enough Republicans to put it over the top.

    I agree


  64. RIX
    65 | September 4, 2013 3:47 pm

    @ Daffy Duck:
    Think Green & what you can do for Our Obama.
    Scandals, what scandals?


  65. coldwarrior
    66 | September 4, 2013 3:47 pm

    i wonder if these chickenhawks would be so gung-ho if it were their sons going into harm’s way.


  66. 67 | September 4, 2013 3:48 pm

    @ The Osprey:

    That is to be expected. The Dems will back a Democrat in war, but side with the terrorists if the President is a Republican. Remember how Dick Durbin (D-al Qaeda) was going on comparing our troops to the Khmer Rouge? That is how they behave if the President is a Republican. It is almost funny how partiasn they are, but the press never treats them as hyper-partisan. It is always up to the Republicans to bend their principles and compromise to placate the Democrats. Why is that? Only because the vast majority of the Press are as hyper-partisan as the Democrats are.


  67. RIX
    68 | September 4, 2013 3:49 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ RIX:

    Yeah, he’s got the Senate because the Donks will give him whatever he wants, and there’s always John McCain to vote with him to make it “bipartisan”. I don’t thin k Obama will get the majority ofthe Republicans in the House, but he’ll probably get all the Dems and enough Republicans to put it over the top. When Americans start coming home in body bags I hope there are people who will hold Obama to the same standards he held George Bush.

    That’s what I think. The anti war Dems are now war mongers.


  68. Daffy Duck
    69 | September 4, 2013 3:50 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Is that a direct quote lifted from HuffPo (et. al.) circa 2003?


  69. 70 | September 4, 2013 3:51 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Most of them want to reinstate the draft, but you can be sure that their children would be immune to the draft. The only reason that they want to reinstate the draft is to damage the military. An all-volunteer force has proven to be better in combat than conscript troops. The Democrats want America to lose wars. All in the name of Social Justice.


  70. RIX
    71 | September 4, 2013 3:51 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    i wonder if these chickenhawks would be so gung-ho if it were their sons going into harm’s way.

    Not a chance.


  71. Daffy Duck
    72 | September 4, 2013 3:53 pm

    The Osprey wrote:

    Wow, how and where did you find that info so fast -- I had no luck, and:

    Senator Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, voted “present.”

    Travelling in the footsteps of greatness?


  72. lobo91
    73 | September 4, 2013 3:53 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    After the vote today, Durbin went off into a whole screed about how this was so much better than when Bush “lied” to everyone in order to get us into Iraq.


  73. The Osprey
    74 | September 4, 2013 3:56 pm

    Daffy Duck wrote:

    The Osprey wrote:
    Wow, how and where did you find that info so fast — I had no luck, and:
    Senator Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, voted “present.”
    Travelling in the footsteps of greatness?

    My Bing-Fu is strong… :lol:


  74. SciFiGuy
    75 | September 4, 2013 4:02 pm

    Wasn’t Vietnam escalated from UN conflict to war by Democratic party presidents, Johnson and Kennedy?


  75. The Osprey
    76 | September 4, 2013 4:04 pm

    SciFiGuy wrote:

    Wasn’t Vietnam escalated from UN conflict to war by Democratic party presidents, Johnson and Kennedy?

    Yes.


  76. The Osprey
    77 | September 4, 2013 4:05 pm

    SciFiGuy wrote:

    Wasn’t Vietnam escalated from UN conflict to war by Democratic party presidents, Johnson and Kennedy?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_of_Tonkin_incident


  77. 78 | September 4, 2013 4:09 pm

    New Thread.


  78. 79 | September 4, 2013 4:11 pm

    SciFiGuy wrote:

    Wasn’t Vietnam escalated from UN conflict to war by Democratic party presidents, Johnson and Kennedy?

    Korea also began under a Democrat, Truman.


  79. coldwarrior
    80 | September 4, 2013 4:12 pm

    @ Daffy Duck:
    @ Iron Fist:
    @ RIX:

    i have no time for the phony brave who get other people’s kids killed for no good reason at all.


  80. 81 | September 4, 2013 4:13 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    I agree with you.


  81. lobo91
    82 | September 4, 2013 4:14 pm

    @ The Osprey:

    If you want to read a fascinating account of the politics behind LBJ’s escalation of the Vietnam war, try Into the Quagmire:Lyndon Johnson and the Escalation of the Vietnam War.

    I didn’t think my opinion of LBJ could have gone any lower, but I was wrong.


  82. RIX
    83 | September 4, 2013 4:21 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ Daffy Duck:
    @ Iron Fist:
    @ RIX:

    i have no time for the phony brave who get other people’s kids killed for no good reason at all.

    Amen.


  83. coldwarrior
    84 | September 4, 2013 4:21 pm

    Daffy Duck wrote:

    “I volunteered to fight for my country, and that wasn’t a cautious thing to do when I did it.”

    i would have shot back:

    the swift boaters would disagree with you claiming to ‘fight’


  84. RIX
    85 | September 4, 2013 4:23 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    Daffy Duck wrote:

    “I volunteered to fight for my country, and that wasn’t a cautious thing to do when I did it.”

    i would have shot back:

    the swift boaters would disagree with you claiming to ‘fight’

    When Kerry volunteered for the boats they did costal patrol.
    He damn near died when the put the Swifties on the rivers


  85. 86 | September 4, 2013 4:39 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Durbin is a traitor. He went on the floor of the Senate and read al Qaeda propagnada into the COngressional Record. That is treason in a time of war. Nobody had the balls to call him on it, and the Democrats liked it so much they promoted him. That tells you all you need to know about the Democrat Party. An interesting side note. If Durbin is still going on th e”Bush Lied” theme, he’s kind of ignoring the fact that Saddam Hussein had used gas on his people, one of the pretexzts on which we went to war. If it wasn’t good enough for Bush, why is it good enough for Obama? Then again, Democrats are famous for their hypocrisy, too.


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