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Curmudgeonish

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Obama did NOT "pull us out of Iraq too soon".

How quickly we forget: with all the Obama-bashers yelling and screeching about the current Iraqi civil war being his fault, it seems time for a wee bit of history: you know, actual facts.

Fact #1: Obama did NOT “pull our troops out too soon”. The Iraqi government that the Bushies set up wouldn’t sign a treaty allowing our troops to stay there. Without that contract, it would have been illegal for our soldiers to remain in country. Obama had no choice but to pull our military forces out.
http://www.npr.org/2011/10/22/141613691/u-s-troops-to-leave-iraq-but-questions-remain

Fact #2: Iraq is a cluster-fuck right now because their corrupt and sectarian Prime Minister screwed the pooch. Hell, the dumb bastard didn't just screw ONE pooch: he screwed whole kennels full of pooches, undoing what thousands of people died to build. Helpful hint to Nouri Al-Maliki: savagely oppressing a heavily-armed and radicalized minority is NOT a good way to build a peaceful society. All it does is piss them off and they start shooting. Again.
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/war_stories/2014/06/mosul_s_collapse_is_nouri_al_maliki_s_fault_iraq_s_prime_minister_failed.html

Fact #3: None, repeat NONE of this would be happening if the Bushistas hadn’t lied us into invading Iraq in the first place. Blaming Obama for not fixing what the Shrub broke is beyond stupid.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senate_Report_on_Pre-war_Intelligence_on_Iraq

Obama ain’t perfect, and he deserves blame for lots of things. But not today’s Iraq civil war.
Posted by Curmudgeonish | Fri Jun 13, 2014, 02:44 PM (22 replies)

Could John McCain become any more hypocritical? Methinks not.

John McCain, odious scumbucket that he is, is all in a lather about the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl this week. The US government negotiated with the aid of a neutral country (Qatar) to gain Bergdahl’s freedom from his Taliban captors. And the Senator thinks this is a terrible thing, very terrible indeed.

How quickly we forget: the Paris peace talks were political negotiations with the enemy that secured the release of John McCain from his Viet Cong captors. Just like happened with Bergdahl.

McCain was held for over five years. Bergdahl for just under five years.

McCain’s health was wrecked during his captivity. So was Bergdahl’s.

Lots of people questioned the war that McCain fought in. Just like they did the war Bergdahl fought in.

The similarities are overwhelming, aren’t they? But McCain isn’t decrying his own release from the wartime hellhole he endured; he’s just objecting to somebody else getting the same benefits he got from government negotiations. A sincere man would realize that both soldiers deserve the same efforts from their government.
Posted by Curmudgeonish | Fri Jun 6, 2014, 11:47 AM (24 replies)

Hard to believe the GOP has the nerve to lecture Obama about negotiating with terrorists, ain't it?

Back in the 1980's, Republicans in Ronald Reagan's administration traded arms to terrorists in Iran for American hostages. Back then, the GOP was all about doing deals with terrorist groups. It was an idiot idea, conceived by GOP idiots, executed by GOP idiots, and defended by GOP idiots.

A few days ago, the Obama administration traded five Taliban terrorists for an American soldier. Just as idiotic a move in the long run as it was when the GOP did it, but now they are shocked, yes, SHOCKED that the President would negotiate with terrorists. And the Republicans are condemning this action with the same vigor they used in defending it back when Saint Ronnie negotiated with terrorists.

"Grimy ass", said the pot to the kettle. Calling all Repubs: STFU, you've got no credibility here: these deals are stupid no matter which party does them. And you did it earlier, bigger, and dirtier.
Posted by Curmudgeonish | Mon Jun 2, 2014, 08:33 AM (15 replies)

Repubs who want to take away your right to vote: homeowner department.

Teabagger Judson Phillips for one: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2010/11/30/132532/tea-party-voting-property/
"If you’re not a property owner, you know, I’m sorry but property owners have a little bit more of a vested interest in the community than non-property owners”

And Ted Yoho for another: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5360208/?ir=Business
"I’ve had some radical ideas about voting and it’s probably not a good time to tell them, but you used to have to be a property owner to vote," Yoho said in unearthed footage uploaded on Tuesday by Right Wing Watch.


That is over one-third of all Americans they'd dis-en-fucking-franchise.

Christ in a teapot.
Posted by Curmudgeonish | Wed May 21, 2014, 09:47 AM (3 replies)

If women took up arms to defend their reproductive rights...

Everything that is wrong with America: Ohio state Senator Bill Sites.

Ohio’s Renewable Energy credits have created thousands upon thousands of jobs. By investing a tiny amount, we have gotten hundreds of millions of millions of dollars in out-of-state capital invested here. Plus, the air and water are a bit cleaner. So, you might say, this truly bipartisan bill is a good example of how government can enable profit for businesses and people.

You would say that, if you weren’t republican state senator Bill Sites, bought-and-paid-for whore of the fossil-fuel industry. For a pittance in bribes contributions, Mr. Sites is currently wrecking the legislation that has done so much good for the state. Thus he is an exemplar of all that is wrong with contemporary politics: he is lining his pockets while emptying ours.

Think about it: is this not the problem? Those who claim to represent us are actually robbing us blind, invading our privacy, and taking away our rights. Their names are legion, but their actions are the same.

When next you vote, be sure to un-elect any “public servant” who is acting like Bill Sites. Vote for their opponent, who might cheat us, instead of for the lying bastards who are definitely stealing from us already.

http://www2.sos.state.oh.us/pls/cfqry/f?p=119:1:202721754330829:::::

http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25711?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SBInvestorNews+(SustainableBusiness.com+Investor+News)

http://www.ohiosenate.gov/seitz

http://www.greenenergyohio.org/page.cfm?pageID=319

http://www.epa.gov/renewableenergyland/incentives/oh_incentives.pdf


http://www.nrdc.org/energy/renewables/ohio.asp
Posted by Curmudgeonish | Mon May 19, 2014, 08:45 AM (5 replies)

Obama must be really, REALLY scared of the ten million TeaLitia types

So scared is he that he and the Veep went to the Shake Shack for lunch: http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2014/05/16/obama-biden-shake-shack-infrastructure/9174915/

The president and vice president joined four local construction workers for lunch after days of urging Congress to approve a new plan to authorize major road and bridge projects across the country, or see projects shut down.
The lunch guests have been working on a $9.1 million project (including $6.9 million in federal money) in northeast Washington -- the kind of work that will get shut down if Congress does not renew a transportation fund that will soon expire.


Yup, scared out of his mind, yupyupyup.

Posted by Curmudgeonish | Fri May 16, 2014, 01:57 PM (11 replies)

Cowardly Shrub Hides From 9/11, Goes to Walmart Instead.

You cannot make this shit up: he was getting a phony award trying to sound legit, said award being presented at Walmart Central in Ar-Kansas. That was more important to him than attending the 9/11 museum ceremony, huh?

http://m.4029tv.com/news/george-w-bush-spotted-in-bentonville/26004414

http://m.nwahomepage.com/display/11875/story/23125d8eef5fbe1f9fa09a47dd58ffcf

BENTONVILLE, AR -- George W. Bush visited Northwest Arkansas Thursday. According to Walmart reps, he's in town to receive the Patriot Award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and Foundation. It's the Society's highest award.

Musicians of Discussionist

Howdy all,

I figured we needed a thread.

I am a bassist, vocalist, guitarist, writer, engineer with 37 years of non-success (but lots of fun) behind me.

How about all y'all?
Posted by Curmudgeonish | Tue May 13, 2014, 03:36 PM (91 replies)
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