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TSM

El Paso, TX

#809140 Nov 20, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
What Benghazi Is about: Scandal Envy
Republicans are livid that Obama hasn't had his major scandal yet.
....some Republicans, particularly John McCain and Lindsay Graham, are essentially saying that this horrifying cover-up was quite possibly the greatest crime in the history of the United States government, and if we're going to get to the bottom of it nothing short of a select committee—a "Watergate-style committee," as it is being referred to by reporters—will do. Who knows what it might uncover? Were there CIA whistleblowers whose bodies are now lying at the bottom of the Potomac? Was David Petraeus being blackmailed? Are William Ayers and Jeremiah Wright involved? Did Susan Rice fly to Tripoli, have a steamy liaison with a clone of Ayman al-Zawahiri created in a secret underground laboratory, then go to Benghazi where she personally killed Ambassador Chris Stevens with a hat pin? We won't know unless we spin this out into a multi-week story!
So what's going on here? I can sum it up in two words: scandal envy. Republicans are indescribably frustrated by the fact that Barack Obama, whom they regard as both illegitimate and corrupt, went through an entire term without a major scandal. They tried with "Fast and Furious," but that turned out to be small potatoes. They tried with Solyndra, but that didn't produce the criminality they hoped for either. Obama even managed to dole out three-quarters of a trillion dollars in stimulus money without any graft or double-dealing to be found. Nixon had Watergate, Reagan had Iran-Contra, Clinton had Lewinsky, and Barack Obama has gotten off scott-free. This is making them absolutely livid, and they're going to keep trying to gin up a scandal, even if there's no there there. Benghazi may not be an actual scandal, but it's all they have handy.
https://prospect.org/article/what-benghazi-ab...
I guess four dead Americans is not a Scandal? I guess how you perceive it, that these individuals happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time… just a stroke of bad Luck…Right!! Now Holder is not only incompetent but whatever he’s involve with there are usually dead bodies left behind from Ruby Ridge, Waco, the latest Fast and Furious!! Because Obama’s is President we should just ignore it… Not Cool Asking Questions!!

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#809141 Nov 20, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with that as well. My only disagreement is with being forced to pay for your choices.
I'm forced to pay for the choices of those who make a steady diet out of Big-Macs and Big Gulps with no attendant tax offset.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809142 Nov 20, 2012
Unemployment rates fell in 37 states across the U.S. last month, adding to further evidence that the economy is picking up speed, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. Separately, U.S. home sales also rose by 2.1 percent in October.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/u...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#809143 Nov 20, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Winning for the sake of winning is of little value.
New dumbest post ever__Flack will be relieved__as will the topix queen bee Carol.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809144 Nov 20, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Winning for the sake of winning is of little value.
A philosophy that you might want to pass on to the right wing media. Start here....oreilly@foxnews.com
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#809145 Nov 20, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Unemployment rates fell in 37 states across the U.S. last month, adding to further evidence that the economy is picking up speed, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. Separately, U.S. home sales also rose by 2.1 percent in October.
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/u...
Surprise,Part time with no benefits,mostly female minium wage
if they are lucky and all caused by the seasonal Holiday glut
of hiring.......
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#809146 Nov 20, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
California's always the confounding data point. It amazes me that water hasn't choked their growth completely. When I lived out there Temecula was just starting to develop in earnest. I imagine its wall to wall suburbia in the inland valley nowadays.
Mid-to-high end "suburbia" with minimal town house or apartment development. Mostly planned communities with HOAs that prevent ugly sprawl.

Temecula is really too far from either the LA basin or San Diego to be a true suburb. Still lots of open land beginning with the wineries and beyond. Really a very nice place.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#809147 Nov 20, 2012
TSM wrote:
<quoted text>
I guess four dead Americans is not a Scandal? I guess how you perceive it, that these individuals happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time… just a stroke of bad Luck…Right!! Now Holder is not only incompetent but whatever he’s involve with there are usually dead bodies left behind from Ruby Ridge, Waco, the latest Fast and Furious!! Because Obama’s is President we should just ignore it… Not Cool Asking Questions!!
Why was US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stephens in Benghazi on September 11 2012???

Tell us why.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#809148 Nov 20, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm forced to pay for the choices of those who make a steady diet out of Big-Macs and Big Gulps with no attendant tax offset.
Perhaps, but you don't pay directly for the burgers.

Within limits, genetics have a lot more to do with health than does diet.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#809149 Nov 20, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Few people have a pizza oven.
A regular oven works fine for cooking pizza - I just have a better than average husband, and he likes it brick-oven style.

You really are a glass-half-empty kinda guy, John.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809150 Nov 20, 2012
TSM wrote:
<quoted text>
I guess four dead Americans is not a Scandal? I guess how you perceive it, that these individuals happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time… just a stroke of bad Luck…Right!! Now Holder is not only incompetent but whatever he’s involve with there are usually dead bodies left behind from Ruby Ridge, Waco, the latest Fast and Furious!! Because Obama’s is President we should just ignore it… Not Cool Asking Questions!!
Ask away.

It's what got Mitt elected.

No, wait. He didn't win. Now how the heck can a FOXbot controversy be ignored by so many?

Maybe you should check one of the skewed/unskewed polls once in awhile. Seems the reality of the looming fiscal cliff is of more importance than a manufactured controversy. And we all know what the polls say about that: if it fails it belongs to the Republicans.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#809151 Nov 20, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with that as well. My only disagreement is with being forced to pay for your choices.
I pay my own insurance premiums.
Problem solved.

:)

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#809152 Nov 20, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Perhaps, but you don't pay directly for the burgers.
Within limits, genetics have a lot more to do with health than does diet.
To make that argument you'd have to assume that every time a woman has sex without contraception she'd get pregnant.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809153 Nov 20, 2012
There would seem to be little connection between Nate Silver and Susan Rice, but hear me out. The New York Times electoral savant was said to be “controversial.” No one adduced a lick of factual evidence for why he should have been thought to be so, but people on the right just didn’t like his electoral predictions, so they tried to make him controversial. With respect to Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, much the same is true. In reality land, she’s done nothing that ought to be considered all that controversial. But again, conservatives don’t like the outcome—Democrats having the upper hand on foreign policy and national security—so they’re trying to make her controversial.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11...

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#809154 Nov 20, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>A regular oven works fine for cooking pizza - I just have a better than average husband, and he likes it brick-oven style.
You really are a glass-half-empty kinda guy, John.
Standard home ovens won't get hot enough to make a truly good pizza, how hot does your pizza oven get? I want one but the only real ones are commercial grade and who's got that kind of room in their kitchen?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809155 Nov 20, 2012
Razors Edge wrote:
<quoted text>
Surprise,Part time with no benefits,mostly female minium wage
if they are lucky and all caused by the seasonal Holiday glut
of hiring.......
good lord, is this 'conservatives make excuses' day?

though highly entertaining.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#809156 Nov 20, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Why was US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stephens in Benghazi on September 11 2012???
Tell us why.
That’s a question for Obama/Hillary, I’m sure he’ll decline to answer it because of an ongoing Investigation…Right?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#809157 Nov 20, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Standard home ovens won't get hot enough to make a truly good pizza, how hot does your pizza oven get? I want one but the only real ones are commercial grade and who's got that kind of room in their kitchen?
Bah, who doesn't?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#809158 Nov 20, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>I pay my own insurance premiums.
Problem solved.
:)
Your premiums are reduced because others are forced to pay for coverage that they do not want.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809159 Nov 20, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Standard home ovens won't get hot enough to make a truly good pizza, how hot does your pizza oven get? I want one but the only real ones are commercial grade and who's got that kind of room in their kitchen?
pizza stone.

though i use graniteware which is almost as good.

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