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  • Rest In Peace, General Moore.

    by coldwarrior ( 144 Comments › )
    Filed under History, Open thread at February 16th, 2017 - 6:00 am

    For those of you unfamiliar with the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley and the radical quantum leap that the Air Cavalry, under then LTC Moore, brought to warfare may I suggest reading this book: e Were Soldiers Once…and Young: Ia Drang: The Battle that Changed the War in Vietnam. The movie is also worth the time.

    “We Were Soldiers” Legend Lieutenant General Hal Moore Dies
    By Chevel Johnson
    February 13, 2017
    Retired Lt. Gen. Harold G. “Hal” Moore, the American hero known for saving most of his men in the first major battle between the U.S. and North Vietnamese armies, has died. He was 94.

    Joseph Galloway, who with Moore co-authored the book “We Were Soldiers Once … and Young,” confirmed Saturday to The Associated Press that Moore died late Friday in his sleep at his home in Auburn, Alabama.

    Galloway said Moore, his friend of 51 years, died two days shy of his 95th birthday.

    “There’s something missing on this earth now. We’ve lost a great warrior, a great soldier, a great human being and my best friend. They don’t make them like him anymore,” Galloway said.

    Moore was best known for his actions at the 1965 Battle of Ia Drang, where he was a lieutenant colonel in command of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment. His actions were later reflected in the movie “We Were Soldiers” in which actor Mel Gibson portrayed Moore. The book tells what happened to virtually every trooper involved in the 34-day campaign and the climactic four-day battle in which 234 Americans died at landing zones X-Ray and Albany in November 1965.

    Galloway, a former war correspondent for United Press International, said Moore was “without question, one of the finest commanders I ever saw in action.”

    “Those of us who survived Landing Zone X-Ray survived because of his brilliance of command. I think every one of us thought we were going to die at that place except Hal Moore. He was certain we were going to win that fight and he was right,” Galloway recalled.

    Galloway and Moore wrote a second book, “We Are Soldiers Still,” which he said grew out of a journey back to the battlefields of Vietnam 25 years later. “We went back and walked those old battlefields. At the end of the day, Hal Moore and Col. Nguyen Huu An, the North Vietnamese commander, stood in a circle in the clearing and prayed for the souls of every man who died on both sides.”

    He said the two shared an “instant brotherhood that grew out of combat.”

    “When we were discussing the book contract with a lawyer/agent, he asked to see the contract between me and Hal Moore, and Hal Moore said ‘I don’t think you understand. This isn’t just a matter of money. We have trusted each other with our lives in battle and we have no contract before that.’ I absolutely agreed.”

    On a Facebook page managed by Moore’s family, relatives said he died on the birthday of his wife, Julia, who died in 2004 after 55 years of marriage.

    “Mom called Dad home on her day,” the statement said. “After having a stroke last week, Dad was more lethargic and had difficulty speaking, but he had always fought his way back.”

    Before serving in Vietnam, Moore graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and then commanded a battalion in the newly formed air mobile 11th Air Assault Division at Fort Benning.

    Born in Bardstown, Kentucky, he served in the U.S. military for 32 years.

    Galloway said the family has tentatively scheduled a religious service Friday in Auburn and a memorial service at the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning Army Base in Columbus, Georgia.

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    144 Responses to “Rest In Peace, General Moore.”
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    1. RIX
      2 | February 16, 2017 8:33 am

      Good morning. Another adult leaves the building, an exemplary adult.


    2. coldwarrior
    3. coldwarrior
      4 | February 16, 2017 8:46 am

      RIX wrote:

      Good morning. Another adult leaves the building, an exemplary adult.

      a leader, loved by his men who did in fact follow him past the gates of hell and into the inferno.

      what patton did for the tank, moore did for the helicopter.


    4. RIX
      5 | February 16, 2017 8:48 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      Good morning. Another adult leaves the building, an exemplary adult.

      a leader, loved by his men who did in fact follow him past the gates of hell and into the inferno.

      what patton did for the tank, moore did for the helicopter.

      All true, he was that guy


    5. RIX
      6 | February 16, 2017 8:57 am

      This morning on CNN Alyson Rossati interviewed Democrat Congressman Coons.
      The issue of corse was Flynn, the phone call with the Rusdian Ambassador, and Trumps role.
      Coons went into an End of Days dissertation about the dire consequences of the transcript.
      “there is so much there” Rosssti went orgasmic, “so can you shar some details”
      cons got really uncomfortable, “Well, I have not actually seen any transcripts.”
      Lib weenies in search of a scandal.


    6. coldwarrior
      7 | February 16, 2017 8:59 am

      Christian university in Texas opens prayer room for Muslim students

      suckerz!

      looks like those ‘christians’ really need that saudi money.

      they have sold out their own beleifs for maney from satan.


    7. coldwarrior
      8 | February 16, 2017 9:00 am

      @ RIX:

      anything, ANYTHING to prevent the draining.


    8. coldwarrior
      9 | February 16, 2017 9:10 am

      oddly, we are seeing NO polling data on this kelly / russia kerfuffle.

      i wonder why this is?


    9. RIX
      10 | February 16, 2017 9:13 am

      @ coldwarrior:
      Schumer wats Sessions to recuse himself from the investigation. He is the Attorney General!
      Instead, put the leaker suspects under subpoena , put them under oath, and if they lie toss them in
      the slam. Drain the swamp


    10. RIX
      11 | February 16, 2017 9:26 am

      http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-children-shot-chicago-20170215-story.html
      @ Chicago Tribune
      Three children in Chicago gunned down in two days.
      These guys can’t shoot straight . So the solution is to provide the gang bangers with publicly funded time
      at the shooting range. Stay with me, people in the white suburbs can afford time at the range. Do you
      see the racist inequity? How about cops? They get time at the range, so how can the yoots have a fair
      fire fight? It’s time for justice for thugs!


    11. 12 | February 16, 2017 10:19 am

      RIX wrote:

      Good morning. Another adult leaves the building, an exemplary adult.

      Godspeed, sir, with the thanks of a grateful nation.


    12. 13 | February 16, 2017 10:21 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      Major storm hit Northern California this morning. Storms seem to instensify once they pass the coast and head toward the Sierra (could be valley air, I don’t know) but should be striking the Oroville area in the next hours. This was a LOT of rain, and we had it for a solid three hours in my area this morning.


    13. Guggi
      14 | February 16, 2017 10:24 am

      I do not want to belief this

      So, in June 2016, the Obama Justice Department sought permission from the FISA court to conduct a national-security investigation against Trump insiders — and perhaps even Trump himself — on suspicion that they were acting as agents of a foreign power. The FISA application is said to have “named” Trump, though it is not clear whether that means the Justice Department was targeting him as a surveillance subject. Apparently, though, the application was so thin that even the FISA court, though notoriously accommodating of government surveillance requests, declined to approve a warrant.

      Still the Obama Justice Department did not give up. In October, virtually on the eve of the election, it submitted a second FISA application — this one more narrowly tailored, avoiding mention of Trump himself. The FISA court granted this application. Indications are that the investigation is ongoing, targeting former Trump advisers Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, and Carter Page.

      That, however, was before the election. It was after the election that the Democrats went into overdrive to solidify conventional wisdom that the election was not lost but stolen from them.

      Not only did the IC put out its empty bag of a report. President Obama undertook to act on that report with vigor. It was thus on December 29 that Obama announced measures to punish Russia for what his administration studiously called its “interference in this fall’s presidential election.” He expelled 35 people described as Russian “intelligence operatives”; slapped sanctions on two Russian intelligence agencies (the military and civilian spy services, the GRU and FSB (which used to be the KGB) respectively), three companies said to support Russian cyber operations, and four “cyber officials”; and shuttered two Russian-owned buildings (on Long Island and Maryland’s eastern shoreline) described as intelligence facilities.

      Mind you, Obama had not taken decisive action for eight years, during which Russia annexed Crimea, consolidated its de facto seizure of Eastern Ukraine, propped up Assad, armed Iran, buzzed U.S. naval vessels, and saber-rattled in the Baltics. But now, on December 29, on his way out of office and desperate to shore up an empty political “hacked the election” story, Obama moved with a fury of purpose, making the narrative seem deadly serious.

      It was in this frenzied setting that General Flynn made a stupid mistake. He picked up the phone and called Russian Ambassador Kislyak.

      It seems inconceivable that Flynn did not consider the likelihood, the virtual certainty, that he was calling a wiretapped line. It is hard to quantify how dumb this was. Flynn, a retired three-star Army general, is not just a long-time intelligence veteran. He was the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). How could he not have realized that, even in the best of times, Russian officials are routinely monitored under FISA — and this, far from the best of times, was a time of high suspicion?


    14. Guggi
      15 | February 16, 2017 10:36 am

      From Powerline


      Obama’s Secret Communications with Mullahs Undermined American Foreign Policy

      The Democrats are trying to make a scandal out of the fact that one or more people associated with the Trump presidential campaign had telephone conversations with one or more representatives of the Russian government prior to Trump’s inauguration. Is there anything wrong with that? Not as far as we know. The CIA/NSA leakers have declined to say anything about the content of the conversations, so they must have been benign. Let’s release the tapes and eliminate all doubt, and then let’s fire the leakers and, if appropriate, send them to prison.

      But in the meantime, let’s not forget an infinitely bigger scandal: in 2008, while he was running for the presidency, Barack Obama deliberately undermined American foreign policy by secretly encouraging Iran’s mullahs to hold out until he became president, because he would be easier to deal with than President George Bush. I wrote about the Obama scandal here: “HOW BARACK OBAMA UNDERCUT BUSH ADMINISTRATION’S NUCLEAR NEGOTIATIONS WITH IRAN.” Check out the original post for links. Here it is:

      In 2008, the Bush administration, along with the “six powers,” was negotiating with Iran concerning that country’s nuclear arms program. The Bush administration’s objective was to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. On July 20, 2008, the New York Times headlined: “Nuclear Talks With Iran End in a Deadlock.” What caused the talks to founder? The Times explained:

      Iran responded with a written document that failed to address the main issue: international demands that it stop enriching uranium. And Iranian diplomats reiterated before the talks that they considered the issue nonnegotiable.

      The Iranians held firm to their position, perhaps because they knew that help was on the way, in the form of a new president. Barack Obama had clinched the Democratic nomination on June 3. At some point either before or after that date, but prior to the election, he secretly let the Iranians know that he would be much easier to bargain with than President Bush. Michael Ledeen reported the story last year:

      During his first presidential campaign in 2008, Mr. Obama used a secret back channel to Tehran to assure the mullahs that he was a friend of the Islamic Republic, and that they would be very happy with his policies. The secret channel was Ambassador William G. Miller, who served in Iran during the shah’s rule, as chief of staff for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and as ambassador to Ukraine. Ambassador Miller has confirmed to me his conversations with Iranian leaders during the 2008 campaign.


    15. Deplorable Idapig
      16 | February 16, 2017 12:25 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      rain of lead wrote:
      sorry to go ot but…..
      https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/02/15/super-soaker-atmospheric-river-taking-aim-on-beleaguered-orovilledam/
      https://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/107126/expert-what-need-know-about-oroville-dam-crisis
      when does the call for federal money get made to fix what is a state issue?

      Now…


    16. troutski
      17 | February 16, 2017 12:53 pm

      @ Guggi:
      What does the acronym IC mean? And I like to think as an American I can call anyone on the phone that I want to. Whether they want to talk to me or not is another question. I only see imaginary crimes being committed here in the minds of the progs. Trump needs to not let that have any weight in the administration. Unless it is to create a ministry of mental goo that services bat shit crazy progs. Which is the majority of them right now.


    17. Deplorable Idapig
      18 | February 16, 2017 1:05 pm

      troutski wrote:

      What does the acronym IC mean?

      Intelligence Community


    18. Deplorable Idapig
      19 | February 16, 2017 1:39 pm

      Guggi wrote:

      It seems inconceivable that Flynn did not consider the likelihood, the virtual certainty, that he was calling a wiretapped line. It is hard to quantify how dumb this was. Flynn, a retired three-star Army general, is not just a long-time intelligence veteran. He was the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). How could he not have realized that, even in the best of times, Russian officials are routinely monitored under FISA — and this, far from the best of times, was a time of high suspicion?

      It IS inconceivable – unless the call was personal in nature (you DO make those sorts of connections) and the call was completely benign in nature and the progs just chose to make hay out of ANY call to Russia. Could explain why they aren’t releasing the contents of the call itself.


    19. Deplorable Idapig
      20 | February 16, 2017 2:08 pm

      Is Reince Priebus the source of the leak?
      “When Trump was gaining support on the way to his White House win over Crooked Hilary, Reince Priebus was not a help, but a detriment. He was hellbent on stopping independent media, which loved Trump, from getting any access whatsoever to the GOP Convention in Cleveland (authors note; it happened to me personally) even though it was the independent media that was exposing the lies of the fake mainstream media outlets like CNN and ABC.
      Priebus only grudgingly got onboard the Trump train because to not do so would have caused a terrible loss for the GOP, even though some diehards, like the traitorous war criminal George W. Bush, did not support Trump still. When Trump appointed Priebus to White House Chief of Staff, many loyal to Trump were seeing that the swamp was draining but that the gas was still present. Now that Priebus has been found to have been the head of the snake that lead to Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s downfall, that awful smell may be departing since it is rumored that he is next on the Trump chopping block.
      Priebus has been as disloyal to Trump as he was towards the voting block and new media that rose to elect him. Sure, it was Flynn that chose to lie and put his own head in the noose by discussing Obama era sanctions with others and then denying it, but it was Priebus that has done everything in his power to undermine everyone affiliated with Trump.
      Trump chose Rex Tillerson (pictured) to have final say over the choices of United States Ambassador, a fact that Priebus knew, but ignored.
      There are signs galore that Priebus is also eying the elimination of Steve Miller, Steve Bannon, and Kellyanne Conway in an effort to turn Trumps administration away from the swamp drainers and towards the kind of watered down and useless Republicanism that has caused most of America to detest them.
      Infowars have uncovered that it was Priebus himself who fed what they call “red meat” to the mainstream media that he supported over the smaller and more factual news outlets during the campaign, just like it was/is Priebus who said that Trump was “isolated, a clueless child” who was “wandering about in a bathrobe” of which he does not even possess, and who’s White House is in “disarray.” Priebus conned his way into his post by portraying himself as a man who could make Trump’s ideas a reality in a divided Congress, but that seems to have been simply words used to trap Trump in a grip of betrayal.
      Priebus is so ill-fitted for his job that he thinks that a man that Trump had to sue should be chosen to work with the president that sued him!
      The agency chiefs and staff members that Priebus has chosen have been most of the people that America voted against when they sent Jeb Bush, Paul Ryan, “Little” Marco Rubio, and even Chris “toll bridge” Christie off from the debate stage. The people that he is choosing to help Trump meet his goals are puppets who’s loyalty lies firmly with Obama, Clinton, and those that have made America the exact opposite of “great.”
      Beyond that, Priebus trampled a promise that Trump made Rex Tillerson which said that it was he who had the final word regarding the top ten ambassador nominations that were to come up, not Priebus. Instead of honoring this, Priebus gave the list to the president without even consulting Tillerson, a move that saw 15 choices given to Trump based on what they gave to Trump in donations, something that Trump did not know that Tillerson had not vetted. In other words, just like he silenced pro-Trump voices at the RNC, Priebus tried to silence due protocol within the Trump administration and keep “pay for play” alive and well in the casino of the swamp.
      This is displayed beyond all argument by the fact that Priebus has promised Buchan that he would be the Ambassador to Spain even though Tillerson was livid that he never got his promised say in how things needed to be executed, as promised by Trump prior. Before anyone suggests that Tillerson is some kind of control freak, according to Infowars, Buchan is a ” failed hedge fund manager and serial tax evader who owned a company that was part of a lending syndicate Trump sued.” Not only was it rude of Priebus to suggest Buchan, but it was what Trump would likely call, “stupid.”
      The same kinds of “pay for play” politics that got Clinton mocked and which Trump is opposed to was the kind of donor lift gift jobs that Priebus wants to see in Trump’s administration.
      The corruptions (found in the above-sourced article) outlined in 14 full paragraphs shows Buchan and his ties to Hunter Global Investors Offshore Fund Ltd which was ” was put into “voluntary liquidation”, issues with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the legally questionable Newcastle Investment Corp, and even The George and Sarah Buchan Foundation which seems to be almost as crooked as the Clinton Foundation in many ways. From there the facts only get more strange and untrustworthy and when completed, it shows that for Priebus to suggest such a terribly mismatched and dishonest person to be in an administration that is aiming for the utmost in honesty works to define why Priebus must be shown the door.
      What America is seeing right now is not the failing of the new and still blossoming Trump administration, but more of a ringside seat to how good politicians get broken down from within their own ranks. The problem is not that Trump is choosing awful people, but rather that there are not enough good, moral people in Washington with any experience who can be trusted to not be part of what has ruined the United States of America to begin with. Not many people have the experience that Priebus has, but with the level of corruption and filth that come with him, he is just not going to work for Mr. Trump moving forward.
      So as the swamp drains and the nations sighs a huge sigh of relief, let us not forget that we need to remain ever on guard against the RINO’s, neocons, and pay for play specialists who are hoping to get close to Trump since they assume that he does not know any better. The world is quickly discovering that Donald Trump means to keep his word and those that get in the way of such promise keeping will be given the Flynn treatment. In the case of Priebus, it can not happen soon enough.”
      https://conservativedailypost.com/priebus-exposed-leaker-responsible-feeding-media-events-yesterday/


    20. Deplorable Idapig
      21 | February 16, 2017 2:22 pm

      This is written by one of my old bosses at the Pentagon. He works for the Naval War college now.

      http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/14/rebuilding-american-military-power/


    21. 22 | February 16, 2017 2:28 pm

      @ Guggi:

      A few things to keep in mind here.

      1) Donald Trump is a master of misdirection.
      2) His negotiation skills are very real and amongst the best on earth.
      3) He plans very far in advance.
      4) He changes direction incredibly quickly.
      5) He is a master of turn bad events to his advantage.

      Donald Trump knows that he is at war with the Deep State, he knew it long before any of the rest of us did. Unless I have missed my guess, which I admit I do from time to time, I’m betting that this whole Flynn debacle is a carefully crafted plan to expose Obama operatives buried in the Deep State to criminal prosecution.

      Another thing to take into serious consideration, Trump does not take being betrayed lightly. When it happens, he takes very aggressive proactive action. If any of this caught him off guard, he will do what he does best. Adapt and change direction extremely quickly.

      By attempting what can only be considered an illegal coup against the lawfully elected Trump Administration the various Deep State operatives committed, Treason, Sedition, and Subversive Activities as defined in 18 U.S. Code Chapter 115 as far as criminal activities in America are concerned, this is about as bad as it gets.


    22. 23 | February 16, 2017 2:43 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      Watch this President Trump press conference, he gives no indication of being a President under siege, he is calm and collected.


    23. coldwarrior
      24 | February 16, 2017 2:50 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      Watch this President Trump press conference, he gives no indication of being a President under siege, he is calm and collected.

      which is exactly what i expect. the swamp made its move, now its his turn. problem for the swamp tho, he is 10 moves ahead.

      and has a 55% approval rating we are winning EVERYWHERE.


    24. 25 | February 16, 2017 2:50 pm

      @ Deplorable Idapig:

      Precisely. Flynn was seasoned in the ways of the IC – and he would have NO reason not to believe that some IC department was tapping the phones of the Russian ambassador.

      Until they release the FULL transcript of Flynn’s conversation, there is nothing to indicate that anything he did is illegal, and frankly I think Trump should say “you know, I’m reappointing him. He made a mistake with V.P. Pence regarding his recollections, and I don’t think it will happen again. So I’m taking your scalp back.”

      I was wondering last night if Trump was fully aware what Obama was trying to pull off and let this Flynn affair play itself out so that the machinations of his insiders via leaks, etc. would be revealed.

      There is something extremely fishy about Sally Yates’ role in all of this. How did someone in DOJ get information on Flynn that supposedly he was subject to “blackmail” by the Russians? Smells to high heaven.


    25. 26 | February 16, 2017 2:53 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      DG – Sorry, I didn’t read your entire post before I posted by response to Idapig! Yes, I think that is precisely what’s going on here. And yes, he’s a long-range planner. He has the Democrats screaming for an investigation. Okay, let’s have one. And let’s see how many of those staffers take the 5th.


    26. Deplorable Idapig
      27 | February 16, 2017 2:56 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      @ Deplorable Idapig:
      Precisely. Flynn was seasoned in the ways of the IC – and he would have NO reason not to believe that some IC department was tapping the phones of the Russian ambassador.
      Until they release the FULL transcript of Flynn’s conversation, there is nothing to indicate that anything he did is illegal, and frankly I think Trump should say “you know, I’m reappointing him. He made a mistake with V.P. Pence regarding his recollections, and I don’t think it will happen again. So I’m taking your scalp back.”
      I was wondering last night if Trump was fully aware what Obama was trying to pull off and let this Flynn affair play itself out so that the machinations of his insiders via leaks, etc. would be revealed.
      There is something extremely fishy about Sally Yates’ role in all of this. How did someone in DOJ get information on Flynn that supposedly he was subject to “blackmail” by the Russians? Smells to high heaven.

      He was head of the DIA. This tells me he is NOT a blackmail risk!


    27. coldwarrior
      28 | February 16, 2017 2:57 pm

      @ Deplorable Idapig:

      interesting…the thing with trump is that he has had to deal with the mob and the unions in nyc’s eat or be eaten real estate market. this is arguably the hardest market to ‘make it’ in the world. for some reason the professional political tics dont get that.

      i would not want to be on the wrong side of donald trump.


    28. Deplorable Idapig
      29 | February 16, 2017 2:57 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      @ Guggi:
      A few things to keep in mind here.
      1) Donald Trump is a master of misdirection.
      2) His negotiation skills are very real and amongst the best on earth.
      3) He plans very far in advance.
      4) He changes direction incredibly quickly.
      5) He is a master of turn bad events to his advantage.
      Donald Trump knows that he is at war with the Deep State, he knew it long before any of the rest of us did. Unless I have missed my guess, which I admit I do from time to time, I’m betting that this whole Flynn debacle is a carefully crafted plan to expose Obama operatives buried in the Deep State to criminal prosecution.
      Another thing to take into serious consideration, Trump does not take being betrayed lightly. When it happens, he takes very aggressive proactive action. If any of this caught him off guard, he will do what he does best. Adapt and change direction extremely quickly.
      By attempting what can only be considered an illegal coup against the lawfully elected Trump Administration the various Deep State operatives committed, Treason, Sedition, and Subversive Activities as defined in 18 U.S. Code Chapter 115 as far as criminal activities in America are concerned, this is about as bad as it gets.

      Agree with this.


    29. 30 | February 16, 2017 3:09 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      There is something extremely fishy about Sally Yates’ role in all of this. How did someone in DOJ get information on Flynn that supposedly he was subject to “blackmail” by the Russians? Smells to high heaven.

      The Obama administration attempted to destroy the Trump campaign by ordering a FISA Court investigation of Trump. The FISA Court said no. So they narrowed their investigation to Flynn, which the FISA Court approved.

      Treasonous Obama Deep State IC operatives illegally released parts of the FISA ordered surveillance of Flynn. This is nothing less than a planned and coordinated attempted coup(Actually the coup took place under the Obama administration, this is an effort to prevent that coup from unraveling).

      The FISA Court overstepped its legal authority by ordering an investigation into Flynn. If Flynn was a very carefully calculated Knight sacrifice, I will be surprised. I will be even more surprised if it wasn’t and Trump does not somehow turn it very seriously to his advantage.

      https://twitter.com/OscarWildeGrey/status/832320908987543553


    30. 31 | February 16, 2017 3:10 pm

      @ Deplorable Idapig:

      Obama may find himself with a LOT of explaining to do. By refusing to call on the liberal media at his pressers, he’s giving the CONSERVATIVE media a chance to ask all the right questions.

      What I’m really curious about is what exactly is in that IRAN deal that Obama is so worried about?


    31. 32 | February 16, 2017 3:13 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      What I’m really curious about is what exactly is in that IRAN deal that Obama is so worried about?

      TREASON, on that you can count.


    32. troutski
      33 | February 16, 2017 3:13 pm

      The IC failure is all Obama appointees burrowed into the IC agencies. Trump just needs to review the hirings of Obama and replace all those.

      There will be plenty of loyal ones left. Look at how insane some of these professionals are that Trump was elected. The IC is probably not exempt from that illusion.

      Treat it like a war there. Seize control of the IC comm mechanisms. Start cutting the heads off of snakes.


    33. 34 | February 16, 2017 3:14 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      Completely agree.

      I’m also curious about Reince Preibus. If Trump was “pushed” into giving him the Chief of Staff job, might Trump also be orchestrating Reince’s downfall? Just about everyone is skeptical of why Preibus is there at all.

      And Trump’s praise of Flynn after firing him even has Rush Limbaugh questioning why he gave him up, instead of fighting for him.


    34. Guggi
      35 | February 16, 2017 3:15 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      By attempting what can only be considered an illegal coup against the lawfully elected Trump Administration the various Deep State operatives committed, Treason, Sedition, and Subversive Activities as defined in 18 U.S. Code Chapter 115 as far as criminal activities in America are concerned, this is about as bad as it gets.

      This is what I’m thinking. It smells of a Coup d’État


    35. coldwarrior
      36 | February 16, 2017 3:16 pm

      trump just beat the dog snot out of the press…like trying to fight mike tyson in a phone booth.

      this is how its done.


    36. 37 | February 16, 2017 3:27 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Oh and Chuck Todd is priceless:

      You first, Chuck. You first.


    37. 38 | February 16, 2017 3:31 pm

      So I took a break and went outside. One of those panhandlers came up to me.

      “I really hate to bother you…”

      “Then DON’T.”


    38. 39 | February 16, 2017 3:36 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      Oh and Chuck Todd is priceless:

      You first, Chuck. You first.

      https://twitter.com/OscarWildeGrey/status/832327751541534724


    39. coldwarrior
      40 | February 16, 2017 3:38 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      ah..so the word is going to be ‘corrosive’.


    40. 41 | February 16, 2017 3:42 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      ah..so the word is going to be ‘corrosive’.

      https://twitter.com/OscarWildeGrey/status/832329068255141888


    41. coldwarrior
      42 | February 16, 2017 3:55 pm

      i’m re-watching the press conference and missed it….trump clearly stated that this was obama’s people doing these leaks and that it is illegal and there will be investigations.

      and unlike that globalist, spineless, coke addled puppet-moron bush, trump will fight back and he will take names. there will be pelts hanging in the oval office.


    42. Deplorable Idapig
      43 | February 16, 2017 4:00 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:
      Oh and Chuck Todd is priceless:

      You first, Chuck. You first.

      That’s just precious!


    43. Deplorable Idapig
      44 | February 16, 2017 4:01 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      So I took a break and went outside. One of those panhandlers came up to me.
      “I really hate to bother you…”
      “Then DON’T.”

      The sun just came out here! Haven’t seen it in months! My mood lightened considerably!


    44. 45 | February 16, 2017 4:03 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Waiting for the Democrats to suddenly start backpedaling on their investigation demands when they realize Obama flunkies will be up FIRST. Because, uh, they actually DID commit a felony.


    45. Deplorable Idapig
      46 | February 16, 2017 4:03 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      i’m re-watching the press conference and missed it….trump clearly stated that this was obama’s people doing these leaks and that it is illegal and there will be investigations.
      and unlike that globalist, spineless, coke addled puppet-moron bush, trump will fight back and he will take names. there will be pelts hanging in the oval office.

      I like how he handled it himself and didn’t send his mouthpiece to do it for him!


    46. coldwarrior
      47 | February 16, 2017 4:05 pm

      Deplorable Idapig wrote:

      The sun just came out here!

      what is this ‘sun’ thing of which you speak


    47. Deplorable Idapig
      48 | February 16, 2017 4:05 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:
      Waiting for the Democrats to suddenly start backpedaling on their investigation demands when they realize Obama flunkies will be up FIRST. Because, uh, they actually DID commit a felony.

      Yeah! No more imperial hand gestures and then screams of “SQUIRREL!” to divert the masses. This DOJ will be BUSY!


    48. coldwarrior
      49 | February 16, 2017 4:05 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      Waiting for the Democrats to suddenly start backpedaling on their investigation demands when they realize Obama flunkies will be up FIRST. Because, uh, they actually DID commit a felony.

      yep.

      be careful dems…no in fact, lets investigate. this would be interesting.


    49. Deplorable Idapig
      50 | February 16, 2017 4:07 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Deplorable Idapig wrote:
      The sun just came out here!
      what is this ‘sun’ thing of which you speak

      😀


    50. coldwarrior
      51 | February 16, 2017 4:08 pm

      Deplorable Idapig wrote:

      I like how he handled it himself and didn’t send his mouthpiece to do it for him!

      piss off the guy from queens enough and you will get punched.

      😆 he’s even predicting the headlines for tomorrow.!


    51. 52 | February 16, 2017 4:16 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      Waiting for the Democrats to suddenly start backpedaling on their investigation demands when they realize Obama flunkies will be up FIRST. Because, uh, they actually DID commit a felony.

      yep.

      be careful dems…no in fact, lets investigate. this would be interesting.

      The dems are used to republican politicians being so neck deep in corruption that they don’t dare actually investigate anything. Trump is not a republican politician, he is an American patriot.


    52. 53 | February 16, 2017 4:27 pm

      @ Deplorable Idapig:

      I find it interesting that suddenly Chuckie Schmucky Schumer is saying that Sessions should recuse himself from a DOJ investigation into the matter. Why? Sessions had nothing to do with Flynn and was serving in the Senate at the time all this was going on.

      What Chuckie wants is a holdover Obama flunkie running the investigation. Not gonna happen, asshole.


    53. 54 | February 16, 2017 4:30 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Well, we know they’re so butthurt it’s silly.
      Trump should advise NBC and CNN and anyone else who is impugning KellyAnne Conway and “banning” her that they will NOT be sending any WH reps to any network or cable channel.

      Hell, just send them to Fox and the rest of the networks can do a circle jerk on the Sunday shows, wishing they were sitting at the cool table.

      Head’s up, Rush is going to be on Fox News Sunday this weekend. Should be very interesting.


    54. 55 | February 16, 2017 4:37 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      I find it interesting that suddenly Chuckie Schmucky Schumer is saying that Sessions should recuse himself from a DOJ investigation into the matter.

      Somewhere in his animal/reptile brain Chuckie is realizing that allowing an honest investigation would result in massive democrat criminal prosecutions. He would no doubt be very high on the prosecution list.


    55. Deplorable Idapig
      56 | February 16, 2017 4:50 pm

      Deplorable Idapig wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:
      Deplorable Idapig wrote:
      The sun just came out here!
      what is this ‘sun’ thing of which you speak

      Sun is gone and it’s raining now. I guess we’re done with winter and going straight to spring! I’m cool with that!


    56. 57 | February 16, 2017 4:51 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      I’m sure these clowns are all getting emails from a PRIVATE server from Obama or his surrogates instructing them how to go.

      I picture Obama having a girlie boat drink down in the Caribbean and seeing Schmucky, Pelousy and Cummings preening for the cameras and calling for a “thorough” investigation into the Flynn affair. He spills his boat drink on his Mom jeans, rushes to his Baby Pink Gnat-Phone nd calls them all, screaming “ARE YOU GUYS CRAZY?? I put that whole deal in place to get Flynn! You need to stop this! NOW!”

      Schmucky says “don’t worry – we’ll make sure that only Trump’s people are investigated.” So that’s when he calls on Sessions to recuse. Sessions says “Sorry, Chuck, don’t see any reason I should” and then asks Andrew McCarthy to re-join Justice and conduct the criminal inquiry.

      Air freshener sales boom as collectively Democrats sh*t their pants.


    57. Deplorable Idapig
      58 | February 16, 2017 4:54 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:
      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:
      @ coldwarrior:
      Waiting for the Democrats to suddenly start backpedaling on their investigation demands when they realize Obama flunkies will be up FIRST. Because, uh, they actually DID commit a felony.
      yep.
      be careful dems…no in fact, lets investigate. this would be interesting.
      The dems are used to republican politicians being so neck deep in corruption that they don’t dare actually investigate anything. Trump is not a republican politician, he is an American patriot.

      Yeah, I know they HATE that he’s not a politician, but that’s what WE like about him.

      I don’t think they’ve gotten that yet!


    58. 59 | February 16, 2017 4:57 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      I’m sure these clowns are all getting emails from a PRIVATE server from Obama or his surrogates instructing them how to go.

      I picture Obama having a girlie boat drink down in the Caribbean and seeing Schmucky, Pelousy and Cummings preening for the cameras and calling for a “thorough” investigation into the Flynn affair. He spills his boat drink on his Mom jeans, rushes to the phone and calls them all on his Baby Pink Gnat-Phone and screams “ARE YOU GUYS CRAZY?? I put that whole deal in place to get Flynn! You need to stop this! NOW!”

      Schmucky says “don’t worry – we’ll make sure that only Trump’s people are investigated.” So that’s when he calls on Sessions to recuse. Sessions says “Sorry, Chuck, don’t see any reason I should” and then asks Andrew McCarthy to re-join Justice and conduct the criminal inquiry.

      Air freshener sales boom as collectively Democrats sh*t their pants.

      It is my most sincere prayer that these discussions do not turn out to be empty pipe dreams.


    59. Deplorable Bumr50
      60 | February 16, 2017 5:12 pm

      Paris is Burning: Riots Reach City Center

      Rioting in the French capital, has spread to the city center as police flee armed mobs.

      Breitbart reports that hundreds of violent thugs smashed windows, looted shops, lit fires, blocked roads, and attacked police cars Wednesday night near the Barbes Metro station, close to the major transport hub Gare du Nord.

      Now in its second week, the rioting is getting worse. On Sunday and Monday nights, 32 vehicles were set afire; on the following two nights 47 more, as well as 59 bins, were destroyed.

      Social media videos show that the police seem to have completely lost control as officers were literally chased out of certain neighborhoods by the rioters.

      One officer at the scene said, “Windows have been smashed and officers attacked. Small groups of protesters wearing hoods to hide their identities are causing trouble and then running away.”

      The rioting was kicked off on February 2nd when a 22-year-old youth worker named Theo was allegedly beaten up by police and raped with a truncheon.

      French President François Hollande visited the victim in the hospital, where Theo underwent emergency surgery. Both men have appealed for calm as the attacks continued to spread.

      First I’ve heard of it.

      Then again, American media would miss it if China invaded Japan right now.


    60. Deplorable Bumr50
      61 | February 16, 2017 5:17 pm

      More from France:

      WikiLeaks Releases Documents On Alleged CIA Spying On French Presidential Candidates

      Anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks released a set of documents allegedly showing CIA espionage on candidates in France’s 2012 presidential elections.

      The seven pages of documents appear to be classified orders for intelligence operatives to gather information regarding candidates’ political strategies and internal communications. WikiLeaks’ release of the documents comes amid growing tensions between Trump and the intelligence community over leaks of classified information that have portrayed people close to Trump in a negative light.

      “All major French political parties were targeted for infiltration by the CIA’s human (“HUMINT”) and electronic (“SIGINT”) spies in the seven months leading up to France’s 2012 presidential election,” a press release from WikiLeaks states.

      “The revelations are contained within three CIA tasking orders published today by WikiLeaks as context for its forth coming CIA Vault 7 series. Named specifically as targets are the French Socialist Party (PS), the National Front (FN) and Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) together with current President Francois Hollande, then President Nicolas Sarkozy, current round one presidential front runner Marine Le Pen, and former presidential candidates Martine Aubry and Dominique Strauss-Khan.”

      The Americans hacked the election!!


    61. 62 | February 16, 2017 5:17 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      Well, we know that Chuck Todd would — he’s too busy ranting and raving at his office at 30 Rock about “Partisan Hats.”


    62. coldwarrior
      63 | February 16, 2017 5:17 pm

      trump just gutted obamas war on white coal miners


    63. 64 | February 16, 2017 5:19 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      Oh dear. We sure do have a lot of self-righteous indignation for a country that’s putting their thumbs in other countries’ elections cherry pie.


    64. coldwarrior
      65 | February 16, 2017 5:21 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      trump just gutted obamas war on white coal miners

      because if 99% of the coal miners were black and a white republican president did what obama did, then it would be racists.


    65. 66 | February 16, 2017 5:34 pm

      Damn it. Having a harder time of things than I realized. I fixed my truck and bought new tires for it, and woke up this morning eager to tell Cliff about it. It took me a few minutes to remember that he died last week.


    66. 67 | February 16, 2017 5:50 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      I’ve done that DG. Had something wonderful happen and picked up the phone to tell my Dad.


    67. rain of lead
      68 | February 16, 2017 6:09 pm

      hey y’all


    68. rain of lead
      69 | February 16, 2017 6:11 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      it’s gonna take time

      my mom passed away 30 years ago and sometimes I find myself wanting to call her up and I’m like….”oh wait”


    69. coldwarrior
      70 | February 16, 2017 6:24 pm

      these boobs in the press still don’t get it

      Trump’s appeal to voters is, and always has been, how he is able to speak to them on an emotional rather than an intellectual level. He got people angry and worried in the 2016 campaign — and they voted on it.

      and i checked the writer’s CV, yep, i am more educated in both degree and difficulty in subjects.


    70. coldwarrior
      71 | February 16, 2017 6:25 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      time….


    71. Deplorable Idapig
      72 | February 16, 2017 6:26 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      The rioting was kicked off on February 2nd when a 22-year-old youth worker named Theo was allegedly beaten up by police and raped with a truncheon.

      French President François Hollande visited the victim in the hospital, where Theo underwent emergency surgery. Both men have appealed for calm as the attacks continued to spread.

      First I’ve heard of it.

      Then again, American media would miss it if China invaded Japan right now.

      Oh please! There’s no way French police did that! They can’t even defend themselves let alone pick on someone else!

      Seriously, the muzz are completely out of control over there and unless they shoot to kill they’ve lost. Period!


    72. troutski
      73 | February 16, 2017 6:28 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      I watched that and thought he did a great job. I want the POTUS to hold the MSM accountable for their honesty and integrity. I think that is the first order of business. Get the comm channel less noisy.


    73. Deplorable Idapig
      74 | February 16, 2017 6:30 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      @ doriangrey:
      I’ve done that DG. Had something wonderful happen and picked up the phone to tell my Dad.

      I’ve done that.


    74. troutski
      75 | February 16, 2017 6:31 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:
      IMO. Trump might hire Flynn back. Priebus was said to be needed as a person who could walk the halls of congress effectively. In the presser Trump gave him kudos. I think Trump is all about hard work and loyalty. And Pence is one person he has in high regard. Get on Pence’s wrong side and Trump will listen to Pence.


    75. Deplorable Idapig
      76 | February 16, 2017 6:34 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      these boobs in the press still don’t get it
      Trump’s appeal to voters is, and always has been, how he is able to speak to them on an emotional rather than an intellectual level. He got people angry and worried in the 2016 campaign — and they voted on it.
      and i checked the writer’s CV, yep, i am more educated in both degree and difficulty in subjects.

      Journalists are stupid. They think they are smart except their only skill is language manipulation and usage. It doesn’t take much to get a journalism degree.


    76. coldwarrior
      77 | February 16, 2017 6:40 pm

      @ Deplorable Idapig:

      only thing lower on the academic scale than a journo is an education major.


    77. coldwarrior
      78 | February 16, 2017 6:40 pm

      troutski wrote:

      Get the comm channel less noisy.

      trump is blowing up that channel, they are not really as needed.

      he can take the message straight to the people now.


    78. coldwarrior
      80 | February 16, 2017 6:42 pm

      @ Deplorable Idapig:

      a worker named theo? nah…something is smelly….


    79. 81 | February 16, 2017 6:55 pm

      @ troutski:

      If Preibus is the go-to guy for Congress, he better get over there and those establishment types to start toeing the line. Especially McLame and Miss Lindsay.


    80. RIX
      82 | February 16, 2017 6:58 pm

      @ Deplorable Idapig:
      Journalists are stupid. They think they are smart except their only skill is language manipulation and usage. It doesn’t take much to get a journalism degree.

      It was my experience that journalism majors were weak at math and had trouble getting a date. Just sayin.


    81. Deplorable Idapig
      83 | February 16, 2017 7:02 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ Deplorable Idapig:
      only thing lower on the academic scale than a journo is an education major.

      Except I think the education major actually has to have some math classes. I don’t think you need those in the journalist program.


    82. 84 | February 16, 2017 7:04 pm

      Talking to the dead.


    83. coldwarrior
      85 | February 16, 2017 7:07 pm

      caustic corrosive combative

      yep, those are the descriptors.

      mine are: truthful, revealing, and over-due


    84. RIX
      86 | February 16, 2017 7:07 pm

      Only heard bits and pieces of the Trump presser today while driving. To me it sounded like a tour De force.
      He calmly ,albeit colorfully slapped up the corrupt MSM. Right on cue Jake Tapper and others called his performance
      unhinged and a melt down. Not what I heard. They can’t stand that Trump is large and in charge.
      They are being exposed as fraudulent partisans who are not that bright, and their strength in numbers is even
      failing. Their public opinion numbers are cratering.


    85. Deplorable Idapig
      87 | February 16, 2017 7:09 pm

      RIX wrote:

      @ Deplorable Idapig:
      Journalists are stupid. They think they are smart except their only skill is language manipulation and usage. It doesn’t take much to get a journalism degree.

      It was my experience that journalism majors were weak at math and had trouble getting a date. Just sayin.

      Ugh! And they come out so arrogant they are insufferable to be around! The only journalists I could stomach was at Military Times (called Army Times Publishing Company when I worked there) because they were all former/retired/spouses of military members.


    86. RIX
      88 | February 16, 2017 7:15 pm

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/02/piers-morgan-rips-medias-un-american-attempt-destroy-trump-video/
      @ Gateway Pundit
      Piers Morgan launches a vigorous defense of Trump while bashing UN-American lefties.
      Birds gotta swim, fish gotta fly.


    87. RIX
      89 | February 16, 2017 7:17 pm

      @ Deplorable Idapig:
      Ugh! And they come out so arrogant they are insufferable to be around! The only journalists I could stomach was at Military Times (called Army Times Publishing Company when I worked there) because they were all former/retired/spouses of military members.

      I hear that .Mostly an ego without a cause, like the faculty lounge.


    88. coldwarrior
      90 | February 16, 2017 8:31 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      Talking to the dead.

      well written, with time, all will return to a new normal


    89. 91 | February 16, 2017 8:50 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      doriangrey wrote:

      Talking to the dead.

      well written, with time, all will return to a new normal

      Thank you.


    90. AZfederalist
      92 | February 16, 2017 9:06 pm

      RIX wrote:

      Schumer wats Sessions to recuse himself from the investigation.

      On what basis is he asking for recusal?


    91. 93 | February 16, 2017 9:12 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      Schumer wats Sessions to recuse himself from the investigation.

      On what basis is he asking for recusal?

      He doesn’t want to be prosecuted for criminal corruption.


    92. Deplorable Idapig
      94 | February 16, 2017 9:12 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      RIX wrote:
      Schumer wats Sessions to recuse himself from the investigation.
      On what basis is he asking for recusal?

      Because he knows Sessions will actually get to the bottom of it. That’s cause enough to want him off the investigation! They want this swept under the carpet!


    93. 95 | February 16, 2017 9:33 pm

      Deplorable Idapig wrote:

      AZfederalist wrote:

      RIX wrote:
      Schumer wats Sessions to recuse himself from the investigation.
      On what basis is he asking for recusal?

      Because he knows Sessions will actually get to the bottom of it. That’s cause enough to want him off the investigation! They want this swept under the carpet!

      Ha… my thoughts exactly.


    94. AZfederalist
      96 | February 16, 2017 9:44 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ Deplorable Idapig:

      only thing lower on the academic scale than a journo is an education major.

      Yep. It’s been over 25 years, but back when I took my GRE, I was surprised at the rankings by profession for GRE scores. Education majors were on the bottom, I know journalists were low, but don’t remember where they fell. What really surprised me was how high artists scored. I guess I was a bit jaded by those kids I grew up with in high school who took lots of art classes. They were artistically gifted, but they weren’t very high on the academic scale. Since then, I’ve seen real artists and realized I was basing my opinions on slackers, not real artists.


    95. AZfederalist
      97 | February 16, 2017 9:46 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      @ troutski:

      If Preibus is the go-to guy for Congress, he better get over there and those establishment types to start toeing the line. Especially McLame and Miss Lindsay.

      … and the estimable Ms Collins and Ms Murkowski


    96. AZfederalist
      98 | February 16, 2017 9:47 pm

      RIX wrote:

      It was my experience that journalism majors were weak at math and had trouble getting a date. Just sayin.

      vs. engineers who were strong at math and had trouble getting a date

      /Yeah, I were one


    97. AZfederalist
      99 | February 16, 2017 9:48 pm

      RIX wrote:

      Their public opinion numbers are cratering.

      How is that even possible? Their public opinion numbers are lower than that of Congress. The only direction to go is into negative numbers


    98. AZfederalist
      100 | February 16, 2017 9:49 pm

      RIX wrote:

      Piers Morgan launches a vigorous defense of Trump

      Wait. What?


    99. lobo91
      101 | February 16, 2017 9:50 pm

      Obama Appointees Preventing Mattis From Rebuilding The Military, Says Armed Services Chair

      Holdovers from the Obama administration in the Pentagon are hampering efforts to fix the military’s major readiness problem, leaving Secretary of Defense James Mattis alone in his efforts to properly equip U.S. forces, according to the chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services.

      “I am concerned that … to fix these problems [it] is going to take a lot more money, and yet a lot of the folks who are coming up with the budget to fix them are the same people who have been fighting every step of the way against our efforts to fix these problems,” said Chairman Mac Thornberry during a Capitol Hill press gaggle Thursday.

      Thornberry noted that Mattis is “alone” in his attempts to alleviate the readiness problem at the Pentagon. He added that there are some people, including “political appointees and others from the Obama administration,” who have been “trying to deny there was a problem.”

      The Vice Joint Chiefs of Staff warned the armed services committee last week that the lack of military readiness across all branches was putting the military’s capabilities at risk. Their reports revealed, among other substantial problems, only three of 58 Army brigade combat teams are ready for combat, while fewer than half of the Air Force’s aging aircraft fleet is ready to fight.

      Thornberry emphasized that Mattis can’t solve the problem by himself, and that the slow process of filling defense roles at the Pentagon is preventing the Trump administration from fulfilling its promise to rebuild the military. He also said the the issue goes beyond budgets, and that the U.S. has a moral obligation to support the troops.

      “I think it is wrong, immoral to ask men and women to go carry out a military mission for which they are not fully equipped, and fully trained, and fully supported,” said Thornberry. “And whether that is a counter-terrorism operation or a freedom of navigation operation in the south China sea, or whatever; if you ask somebody to go out there and risk their lives, you darn well better give them the best and fully support them.”


    100. AZfederalist
      102 | February 16, 2017 9:50 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      He doesn’t want to be prosecuted for criminal corruption.

      I’m not thinking that is a valid legal reason for recusal. 😉


    101. lobo91
      103 | February 16, 2017 9:51 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      Piers Morgan launches a vigorous defense of Trump

      Wait. What?

      He’s been pretty supportive of Trump, actually


    102. Aussie Infidel
      104 | February 16, 2017 9:51 pm

      God speed General Moore.

      Duty done.

      Stand down


    103. AZfederalist
      105 | February 16, 2017 9:52 pm

      Deplorable Idapig wrote:

      Because he knows Sessions will actually get to the bottom of it. That’s cause enough to want him off the investigation! They want this swept under the carpet!

      … so this is like the kid in the kitchen calling out to Mom in the living room after a horrendous crashing sound from said location: “Everything is cool here in the kitchen, you don’t have to get up. Everything is fine in here”


    104. lobo91
      106 | February 16, 2017 9:53 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      doriangrey wrote:

      He doesn’t want to be prosecuted for criminal corruption.

      I’m not thinking that is a valid legal reason for recusal.

      I had an inmate last year who was supposed to be extradited to Waco, TX when she was released. She insisted on fighting the extradition.

      I tried to tell her that “I don’t want to go” isn’t actually a valid reason, but she wouldn’t listen.

      Turned out the judge agreed with me…


    105. AZfederalist
      107 | February 16, 2017 9:54 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      He’s been pretty supportive of Trump, actually

      I’ve noticed that. That is really strange given his past history.


    106. AZfederalist
      108 | February 16, 2017 9:55 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      I tried to tell her that “I don’t want to go” isn’t actually a valid reason, but she wouldn’t listen.

      Turned out the judge agreed with me…

      😆

      Life is tough. It’s tougher when you are stupid.


    107. Deplorable Idapig
      109 | February 16, 2017 10:01 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      RIX wrote:
      It was my experience that journalism majors were weak at math and had trouble getting a date. Just sayin.
      vs. engineers who were strong at math and had trouble getting a date
      /Yeah, I were one

      My very first government job was working with engineers – nuclear engineers. I have very fond memories of them. I’m into playing practical jokes and every time I needed a little something extra I could always count on my boys to come through for me! tee-hee!


    108. lobo91
      110 | February 16, 2017 10:02 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      Life is tough. It’s tougher when you are stupid.

      The best part is that she sat in the Bernalillo County jail for 3 weeks as a result.

      If she’d just gone to Texas in the first place, she would have been home in a day or two.


    109. 111 | February 16, 2017 10:03 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      doriangrey wrote:

      He doesn’t want to be prosecuted for criminal corruption.

      I’m not thinking that is a valid legal reason for recusal.

      Well, it is if you are a corrupt democrat politician.


    110. AZfederalist
      112 | February 16, 2017 10:07 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      Well, it is if you are a corrupt democrat politician.

      🙂 Just a bunch of elderly 2 year olds, aren’t they?


    111. RIX
      114 | February 16, 2017 10:19 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      Piers Morgan launches a vigorous defense of Trump

      Wait. What?

      How about that!


    112. Deplorable Bumr50
      115 | February 16, 2017 10:21 pm

      @ lobo91:

      I know in PA, the authorities in other counties have a long time (something like a year) to pick you up if you are arrested elsewhere on a warrant.

      And if you are a pain in the ass with just a public defender, the sheriffs will move you on Day 365.

      That’s unsentenced time.


    113. Deplorable Bumr50
      116 | February 16, 2017 10:45 pm

      @ RIX:

      He got real vociferous after he told the idiots on Bill Maher’s “panel” including Maher himself that their attitudes are pretty much the reason that Trump is POTUS.

      Apparently he’s still a Leftist, just not an unhinged Leftist.


    114. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      117 | February 16, 2017 10:47 pm

      Well, the two things I heard today were interesting. First President Trump said they would call his presser ranting, raving, and unhinged, “by tomorrow”. It didn’t take that long, I heard the first descriptions of his presser in that mold 15 minutes later.

      Second, the dems have called for a “comprehensive investigation” into the Flynn issue, however, they have called the leak investigation a “distraction”. The real issue they claim is that they need to find out how deep the President is with Russia. They do not want an investigation into the leaks, because they know what it reveal.


    115. Deplorable Bumr50
      118 | February 16, 2017 10:55 pm


    116. Deplorable Idapig
      119 | February 16, 2017 10:59 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      James Woods cracks me up!


    117. 121 | February 16, 2017 11:01 pm

      Wife & her friend are going off on Trump’s 90 minute ‘rant’ press conference.


    118. 122 | February 16, 2017 11:07 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      Wife & her friend are going off on Trump’s 90 minute ‘rant’ press conference.

      Good thing or bad thing?


    119. Deplorable Idapig
      123 | February 16, 2017 11:10 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      right_wing2 wrote:
      Wife & her friend are going off on Trump’s 90 minute ‘rant’ press conference.
      Good thing or bad thing?

      Sounds (going off) like a bad thing. If it was a good thing they’d be “loving it” or “cheering.”


    120. Deplorable Bumr50
      124 | February 16, 2017 11:12 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      Did you watch it?

      There was no rant.

      I think he was measured.

      My wife’s Dad REALLY, REALLY wants to be a conservative. “On the right” Whatever.

      Thing is, he’s addicted to NBC News. He watched it growing up. He was Air Force in Thailand during Vietnam, but he won’t NOT watch it.

      “They do a professional job.”

      Therefore, even though he voted for Trump, he’s now having reservations.

      The MSM really has hold on a lot of people. Still.


    121. 125 | February 16, 2017 11:13 pm

      @ Deplorable Idapig:
      Yeah, they both have their noses about 8′ up Obama, Hillary, Bernie, and probably Fauxahantas’ asses.

      Funny how they think Trump will award no-bid, no-audit contracts for military projects. Isn’t a good businessman worried about efficiency?


    122. Calo
      126 | February 16, 2017 11:13 pm

      @ doriangrey:
      My son’s birthday was the same day as yours is.

      Happy belated birthday, Dorian.


    123. Deplorable Bumr50
      127 | February 16, 2017 11:15 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      Also, is your wife’s friend gubmint union?


    124. Deplorable Bumr50
      128 | February 16, 2017 11:16 pm

      @ Calo:

      Good to see you, Calo! (Even though I have to hit the sack soon…)


    125. 129 | February 16, 2017 11:20 pm

      Calo wrote:

      @ doriangrey:
      My son’s birthday was the same day as yours is.

      Happy belated birthday, Dorian.

      Spank… errr, what I meant was thank you …


    126. Deplorable Idapig
      130 | February 16, 2017 11:30 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      @ right_wing2:
      Did you watch it?
      There was no rant.
      I think he was measured.
      My wife’s Dad REALLY, REALLY wants to be a conservative. “On the right” Whatever.
      Thing is, he’s addicted to NBC News. He watched it growing up. He was Air Force in Thailand during Vietnam, but he won’t NOT watch it.
      “They do a professional job.”
      Therefore, even though he voted for Trump, he’s now having reservations.
      The MSM really has hold on a lot of people. Still.

      There’s got to be a way to get people to stop watching that drek! I grew up watching it too and started noticing how things were reported. I don’t know how that happened for me. Maybe working at a military paper. Maybe catching Fox news before it was bought by the Saudi prince. Maybe LGF. I don’t know. For whatever reason I just stopped.


    127. Calo
      131 | February 16, 2017 11:37 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      No problem, missed your celebration is all.


    128. 132 | February 16, 2017 11:44 pm

      Calo wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      No problem, missed your celebration is all.

      ROTFLMAO… My celebration consisted of, buy $500.00 dollars in tires for my truck and two pints of Arrogant Bastard Ale. You didn’t miss much… Well, and a pack of ciggies… Not your fault, but there’s literally nobody left for me to celebrate with.


    129. Calo
      133 | February 16, 2017 11:49 pm

      @ doriangrey:
      It was my son’s birthday yesterday too, a shared birthday.

      He died right before Christmas ’16, so I feel about the same.

      Just trying to keep my daughter, his sister, moving on.


    130. 134 | February 16, 2017 11:57 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      Calo wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      No problem, missed your celebration is all.

      ROTFLMAO… My celebration consisted of, buy $500.00 dollars in tires for my truck and two pints of Arrogant Bastard Ale. You didn’t miss much… Well, and a pack of ciggies… Not your fault, but there’s literally nobody left for me to celebrate with.

      By the way.. Please do not take this as me lasing out. It is 100 percent not against you or anyone else. Its just a harsh reality I am dealing with. My head is sort of messed up, I am not losing it or anything like that, I am actually surprisingly ok.

      I am single, never married, and have no kids. For the first time in my life I am all alone. Ok, yes, I still have one family member who is still alive. My youngest brother who is married, has kids and what not. My half brother, whom I have never been as close to as I wished we were.

      To my rather large surprise, he doesn’t want me to leave California. Maybe we will finally actually become closer like I always wanted. I do not know. Right now,it is worth finding out. But even so, I am still pretty much all alone for the first time in my life.

      coldwarrior can tell you (we’ve been talking on the phone phone for over 10 years now) nothing in my life was ever more important that my family. Now I am basically cast adrift. I no longer have any family.


    131. Calo
      135 | February 17, 2017 12:08 am

      @ doriangrey: Wherever you decide to land, you will always have this little corner of the blogosphere as your extended family.


    132. 136 | February 17, 2017 12:16 am

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      She doesn’t work due to health issues. Mrs RW is a government auditor.

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      I didn’t watch the conference, since I was at work.

      Possibility of a new project at our call center. From what they’ve said, this would take people with a bit more education & training. Might be up my alley as a lead or evaluating calls. My TL said he’d have no problem recommending me for a lead spot.


    133. 137 | February 17, 2017 12:17 am

      Okay, now her friend is talking about Trump blaming Hillary for everything. Didn’t Obama blame Bush for everything for 8 years?


    134. 138 | February 17, 2017 12:46 am

      @ doriangrey:
      I don’t know anything about this guy, but his take is interesting.
      http://www.thomaswictor.com/leakers-beware/


    135. 139 | February 17, 2017 1:18 am

      @ AZfederalist:
      No one is “gifted” with talent. Much of it has to do with the circumstances (and time and place) in which a prodigy is born. Early training has a lot to do with it. There’s a book called “Outliers” by Malcom Gladwell that illustrates just that, and provides some famous examples and dispels some great myths.


    136. 140 | February 17, 2017 1:22 am

      Anybody want an OOT for some Saturday Night fun? There’s some background convo going on. Pass it on.


    137. 141 | February 17, 2017 1:34 am

      @ doriangrey:
      Yeah you do. You just don’t recognize them yet.


    138. 142 | February 17, 2017 9:52 am

      @ lobo91:

      Piers Morgan was the first winner of the retooled “Celebrity Apprentice” and to his credit raised probably close to a $1 million for the “Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund” which has an “A” Charity Rating. He and Trump became very good friends after his appearance.


    139. coldwarrior
      143 | February 17, 2017 10:18 am

      Bunk X wrote:

      Anybody want an OOT for some Saturday Night fun? There’s some background convo going on. Pass it on.

      i will be at work, but please…have at it!

      we could use an OOT


    140. coldwarrior
      144 | February 17, 2017 10:18 am

      new thread


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