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Bigger than Benghazi? Oh yeah...

Typical Republican, "Look over here" slight of hand. And, per usual, the media, Democrats, and President look over there. Had this guy succeeded in detonating this bomb, Obama's presidency would be over! But the Fed's got him on Obama's watch!! And on our own turf, no less!!!

For fuck's sake, why have we let this one get away?

October 17th, 2012


(Nafis) met an undercover agent that supplied him with what he thought were explosives on Wednesday morning. After meeting up, they both traveled in a van to a warehouse, the Justice Department said.

Thatís apparently when Nafis told the agent he had a "Plan B."

If Nafis felt his attack was about to be thwarted by cops, he would invoke the back-up plan, which involved a suicide bombing operation, the criminal complaint alleges.

When the pair arrived at the warehouse, Nafis began putting together what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb inside the van. Then they drove together to the target: The New York Federal Reserve Bank. As they drove, he armed the purported by putting together the detonator and the explosives, the criminal complaint says.

The van was then parked next to the bank. The pair went to a nearby hotel, where Nafis apparently recorded a video statement meant to be shown to the American public in connection with the attack.

"We will not stop until we attain victory or martyrdom," he said, according to the criminal complaint.

He then tried, several times unsuccessfully, to detonate the device, which was actually inert explosives.

Nafis was then arrested.

Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Fri Oct 19, 2012, 07:09 PM (4 replies)

Republicans get away with this shit...

...because Dems are flat out terrified of them. They get away with bloody murder because they know if Dems try to respond they'll be accused of being...fascists, totalitarian, a mob of angry black men (just fill in the blank). And it sticks! By contrast, the Rs truly are a mob of fascist, totalitarian, angry white men...because Dems are terrified to call them out on it. Imagine if Pelosi had gone after Rove. Of course she stood down like a good Democrat. Now imagine if the shoe was on the other foot. We know what the Rs would do. And the Dems would serve our own up on a platter a la Anthony Weiner.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Thu Oct 18, 2012, 10:59 AM (0 replies)

You have a point

Actually two.

The friend in Arizona prefaced her response to me by stating, I know your a die-hard Democrat...

I told her, actually, I'm far to the left of the president and often at odds with him.

Here, you'll find two camps of Democrats: those fiercely loyal to Obama, and those of us who are often critical of him.

And therein lies the difference between Dems and you clowns.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Thu Sep 13, 2012, 04:25 PM (1 replies)

What MSM won't show you from Chicago

Pardon the interuption...

I just returned from a truly amazing event here in Chicago. I joined the NATO demonstration, one attended by a crowd north of 10,000, and featuring powerful speakers from the US armed forces and Afghan community. The two dozen former military enlisted were there to denounce the war, their participation, their medals of "dishonor"--which, to a person they called a symbol of terror covered in a lie right before throwing them toward the very buildings which housed the conference--and to apologize for being agents of terror against the Afghan and Iraqi peoples. They added, the enemy is not 7000 miles away, the enemy is right here, in the board rooms of multinational corporations.

Here are my pictures, I hope you can view them.

<OK, I'll figure out how to post the rest of these pictures.>

...now, back to CNN/NBC/ABC/CBS and their voyeuristic coverage of police brutality.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Sun May 20, 2012, 07:45 PM (52 replies)

This joke isn't funny anymore!

When the President/Democrats say, "These were good ideas when they were your ideas, but suddenly they're not any longer (big smile), ha ha ha..."

Not funny.

This is how the country continues to get pulled further and further to the right. We wind up espousing their ideas. They then have to come up with more ludicrous (hyperbole) ideas, e.g., their war on women, to make their bad ideas of years past look reasonable when Dems sign off on them.

It's their game. They are winning because Dems are afraid to look center left, whatever that means today, because as far as I can tell, Republican ideas are erroneously being termed "the center" rather than "right of center." The right is mere hyperbole, there to pull the country further to the right. And it works!
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:28 PM (12 replies)

Do ad hominem attacks make the anxiety go away for some of you?

No way of knowing what the OP is referring to, but if it's something like...

Ratigan: "...although they will never admit it, this recovery is a Republican's wet dream because the jobs that are returning are ununionized and lower paying than those they replaced. Just what Republicans wanted all along. Where's the 'Mission Accomplished' banner, now?"

She-AW, I remember all the scrutinizing that took place here, amongst Democrats, when the Bush admin. released favorable unemployment data. We picked those numbers to pieces.

But now it's different?

Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Sat Mar 10, 2012, 06:33 AM (0 replies)

Why has no one called out Rachel Maddow for her misandry?

Was her "Man Cave/OB-GYN For Dummies" bit hilarious or was it misandristic?

Are we done yet?

Some of yous are completely ridiculous. The Truth Hurts.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Sat Mar 10, 2012, 03:17 AM (58 replies)

the flawed thinking of The Wizard of Libertarians and Randians

Greenspan believed that honest CEOs will prevent any material corporate fraud. Further, there is no serious problem because markets force CEOs to act as if they were honest since a good reputation is essential to the CEO. Under laissez faire, "frauds" had to adhere to a more ethical standard in their market transactions, or they risked being driven out of business (i.e., free markets correct).

Or in more simple terms, CEOs are virtuous, and a CEO who deviates from the ethical standard will be put out of business as markets correct. As a result, fraud need not be policed.

It turns out that Greenspan's blind spot was that unethical frauds would choose to collude and place their own avarice above the viability of their business.

They never understood their own model.

Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Fri Feb 24, 2012, 09:01 PM (0 replies)

Democrats must pin the global economic collapse...

...squarely at the feet of "free market" Libertarians (Republicans will suffice) by explaining to Americans an uncomplicated and easy to understand fact about libertarianism: a global economic meltdown is, in fact, a predictable outcome of a global economic libertarian model. This is what libertarians call "markets correcting themselves." And when markets correct in a global libertarian model, people lose their savings, their jobs, and their homes. And when people lose their savings, their jobs, and their homes, the economy remains on the precipice of depression for years. Libertarians naively believed that this function of "free markets" was an inherent good of a model they simply didn't understand and have since abandoned as quickly as they could by blaming the depression on Democrats and President Obama when it was they who, in fact, were the architects of the model.

Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Fri Feb 24, 2012, 08:05 PM (18 replies)
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