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Patriot

Boulder, CO

#912376 May 26, 2013
In case you missed what actually happened in San Antonio, TX...

BEFORE the flooding..

http://sincedutch.wordpress.com/2013/05/24/52...
GOPIdiots

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#912377 May 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, you're still wrong.
Berger admitted that twice during 2003, he knowingly removed classified documents regarding the government's anti-terror efforts and notes from the National Archives Annex in College Park, Md., by putting the papers in his jacket, HIS PANTS and in a leather case.
So wrong, as usual.
Media propounds rumor that Berger placed documents in his socks and pants. It was reported -- notably by CNN -- that Berger put the classified documents into his pants and/or his socks -- allegations that Breuer has said are "false" and "ridiculous" and for which there is no on-the-record substantiation. This reportage was then amplified by MSNBC hosts Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough, and Pat Buchanan; by the New York Daily News and the New York Post; by Ann Coulter and Kellyanne Conway; by a slew of right-wing columnists like Linda Chavez and Cal Thomas; and by right-wing radio show hosts such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Michael Savage. Worse still, some of these same media outlets and media personalities falsely attributed to Berger and his lawyer the claim that Berger had put the classified documents into his pants and/or socks -- even after Berger and his lawyer said Berger had not done so.
http://mediamatters.org/research/2004/07/23/a...

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#912378 May 26, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
What testimony was untruthful???
You know two highly respected men investigated the affair, and gave Hillary a clean bill of health.
But hey, why deal with facts
Senior State Department officials knew that the threat environment in Benghazi was high and that the Benghazi compound was vulnerable and unable to withstand an attack, yet the Department continued to systematically withdraw security personnel.

On page 5 of the report:

"Prior to the Benghazi attacks, State Department officials in Libya made repeated requests for additional security that were denied in Washington despite ample documentation of the threat posed by violent extremist militias."

On page 7 of the report:

"In a cable signed by Secretary Clinton in April 2012, the State Department settled on a plan to scale back security assets for the U.S. Mission in Libya, including Benghazi."

The report also makes this point:

Reductions of security levels prior to the attacks in Benghazi were approved at the highest levels of the State Department, up to and including highest levels of the State Department, up to and including Secretary Clinton. This fact contradicts her testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on January 23, 2013.

Hillary Clinton, after signing a document she swore she never saw, lied to the Senate Foreign Relations committee.

On April 19, 2012, the response cable from the Department of State to Embassy Tripoli, bearing Secretary Clinton’s signature, acknowledges Ambassador Cretz’s request for additional security but instead articulates a plan to scale back security assets for the U.S. Mission in Libya, including the Benghazi Mission.

Clinton had told Congress in January.“I didn’t see those requests, they didn’t come to me, I didn’t approve them, I didn’t deny them.”
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#912379 May 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, you're still wrong.
Berger admitted that twice during 2003, he knowingly removed classified documents regarding the government's anti-terror efforts and notes from the National Archives Annex in College Park, Md., by putting the papers in his jacket, HIS PANTS and in a leather case.
My post was accurate Carol, yours is twisted into a one of your lies.

"Copies" of classified documents removed in a leather tote/grip.

His own hand written notes in his pants/suit pockets.

Shoved down his pant's as the first poster stated is a lie.

Play troll games with someone else.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#912380 May 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
The biggest thing that could have avoided the tragedy is a responsible state government reinforcing the levees they knew could not withstand a hurricane 5 Katrina long before it happened and choosing to spend the money elsewhere.
You can't blame just anyone except those who are really to blame.
Sorry. But that's cowardly.
again there auntie, New Orleans wasn't the only place Katrina struck...there was destruction all along the coast of Louisiana and Mississippi and there was a poor showing of FEMA everywhere....

as for spending money, gee a Foxbot republican actually advocating spending money on infrastructure...if you were a republican politician you'd be "PRIMARIED" come next election.

one last thing
its the Louisiana legislature that passes the budget and decides what and where state funds will be spent.
The levees of which you speak were the responsibility of the Army Corps of Engineers, a Federal organization.....

care to guess who is in charge of funding them???
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#912381 May 26, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
President Obama meets this week with a Republican who might try to replace him: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
The two men who got along so famously in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in October — right at the end of the presidential campaign — will tour recovery efforts along the Jersey Shore on Tuesday.
Strike two for Christie.

Apparently the man never learns.
Lincoln

United States

#912382 May 26, 2013
Republicans praise President Obama

The contrast couldn't be much greater: two killer storms, two commanders in chief, two very different responses. President Obama has done well in managing the crisis caused by Hurricane Sandy so far, while President George W. Bush botched the job of handling Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Obama and his Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have even drawn praise from Republicans such as Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Bob McDonnell of Virginia, both prominent supporters of Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney. Christie said, "The president has been all over this and he deserves great credit." McDonnell said the federal response was "incredibly fast and we're very grateful." He said Obama has been "direct and personal" in handing the crisis.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#912383 May 26, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
okay, what graft in the Sandy bill. Please identify it and the amount.
My mistake...it was pork, which is legalized graft.
GOPIdiots

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#912384 May 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
The biggest thing that could have avoided the tragedy is a responsible state government reinforcing the levees they knew could not withstand a hurricane 5 Katrina long before it happened and choosing to spend the money elsewhere.
You can't blame just anyone except those who are really to blame.
Sorry. But that's cowardly.
Heckuva job, Brownie!!
OBAMA the GENIUS

Pittsboro, NC

#912385 May 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Last I heard, 26 states have already opted out. That's more than half if true.
YOU. <----- Lying batch!

The feds will run exchanges in all States no matter what. YOU KNOW THAT!

must really sckkkk to be you.

All you have is denial and lies all day.

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: this October, every state!

Thanks Obama. Thanks Democrats.

Now go sign up: take care of that smelly itch of yours!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#912386 May 26, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
Just in case you didn't realize it, New Orleans wasn't the only place where Katrina hit.
The biggest single factor that could have prevented the tragedy, besides not having the Crawford Tx village idiot in the Oval Office, would have been not to have a Dressage Judge running FEMA
buty that's just a guess
BTW are you gonna blame that on a Democratic Congress too?
FEMA is useless, regardless of the party in power.

New Orleans was a disaster because of a non-functional local government, a police force that deserted, and a slovenly, lazy, indolent population.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#912387 May 26, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
Just in case you didn't realize it, New Orleans wasn't the only place where Katrina hit.
You're correct. Every place else recovered much quicker and much better.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#912388 May 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Senior State Department officials knew that the threat environment in Benghazi was high and that the Benghazi compound was vulnerable and unable to withstand an attack, yet the Department continued to systematically withdraw security personnel.
On page 5 of the report:
"Prior to the Benghazi attacks, State Department officials in Libya made repeated requests for additional security that were denied in Washington despite ample documentation of the threat posed by violent extremist militias."
On page 7 of the report:
"In a cable signed by Secretary Clinton in April 2012, the State Department settled on a plan to scale back security assets for the U.S. Mission in Libya, including Benghazi."
The report also makes this point:
Reductions of security levels prior to the attacks in Benghazi were approved at the highest levels of the State Department, up to and including highest levels of the State Department, up to and including Secretary Clinton. This fact contradicts her testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on January 23, 2013.
Hillary Clinton, after signing a document she swore she never saw, lied to the Senate Foreign Relations committee.
On April 19, 2012, the response cable from the Department of State to Embassy Tripoli, bearing Secretary Clinton’s signature, acknowledges Ambassador Cretz’s request for additional security but instead articulates a plan to scale back security assets for the U.S. Mission in Libya, including the Benghazi Mission.
Clinton had told Congress in January.“I didn’t see those requests, they didn’t come to me, I didn’t approve them, I didn’t deny them.”
how about the findings from the Pickering/Mullen report

"WASHINGTON -- The seasoned diplomat who penned a highly critical report on security at a U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, defended his scathing assessment but absolved then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. "We knew where the responsibility rested," Thomas Pickering, whose career spans four decades, said Sunday.

"They've tried to point a finger at people more senior than where we found the decisions were made," Pickering said of Clinton's critics.

The Accountability and Review Board, which Pickering headed with retired Adm. Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, did not question Clinton at length about the attacks but concluded the decisions about the consulate were made well below the secretary's level. Pickering's defense of his panel's conclusions, however, was unlikely to quiet Republicans' calls for accountability for the attacks that left four Americans dead, including an ambassador.

Pickering and Mullen's scathing report released in December found that "systematic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels" of the State Department meant that security was "inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place.""

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/12/thom...
Lincoln

United States

#912389 May 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
My mistake...it was pork, which is legalized graft.
Both parties pass pork!

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#912390 May 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
My mistake...it was pork, which is legalized graft.
okay, what pork?
identify the funds you consider pork where were they allocated to and for how much

should be easy, unless of course you don't have a clue and are just repeating Fox news talking points
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#912391 May 26, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
better yet, use LA as a model for mass transit. Oh yeah, its non existent, because in the 20s & 30s big oil and automotive companies brought up all the mass transit commuter trains and dismantled them. The goal, make LA dependent on oil and cars
Karma from the Elmont ghetto is apparently unaware that Los Angeles has a subway system, a light rail system, a commuter rail system, an extensive bus system, freeway carpool lanes, and a population that would not want to live in NYC under any circumstances.

Karma from the Elmont ghetto is apparently unaware that the worst housing in Los Angeles resembles Elmont and not the ghettoes of NYC.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#912392 May 26, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>My post was accurate Carol, yours is twisted into a one of your lies.
"Copies" of classified documents removed in a leather tote/grip.
His own hand written notes in his pants/suit pockets.
Shoved down his pant's as the first poster stated is a lie.
Play troll games with someone else.
Berger pleads guilty to removal of classified materials.

"Berger acknowledged to U.S. Magistrate Deborah Robinson that he intentionally took and deliberately destroyed three copies of the same document dealing with terror threats during the 2000 millennium celebration."
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/7351422/ns/us_news-...

"Law enforcement sources said archive staff members told FBI agents they saw Berger placing items in his jacket and pants, and one archive staffer told agents that Berger also placed something in his socks."

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/07/20/ber...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#912393 May 26, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
WHAT PORK?
please cite what was funded and the amount that you considered pork in the Sandy relief act.
I'm guessing you are just repeating what your programmers at Fox news told you to say and don't have a clue as to what the relief act funded
POLLY WANT A CRACKER
•$2 million to repair damage to the roofs of museums in Washington, D.C., while many in Hurricane Sandy’s path still have no roof over their own heads.

•$150 million for fisheries as far away from the storm’s path as Alaska.

•$125 million for the Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Watershed Protection program, which helps restore watersheds damaged by wildfires and drought.

•$20 million for a nationwide Water Resources Priorities Study.

•$15 million for NASA facilities, though NASA itself has called its damage from the hurricane ‘minimal.’

•$50 million in subsidies for tree planting on private properties.

•$336 million for taxpayer-supported AMTRAK without any detailed plan for how the money will be spent.

•$5.3 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers – more than the Corps’ annual budget – with no statement of priorities about how to spend the money.

•$12.9 billion for future disaster mitigation activities and studies, without identifying a single way to pay for it.
OBAMA the GENIUS

Pittsboro, NC

#912394 May 26, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>You can change my posts all you want-OK, FETCH IS A MORON!
GUARANTEED COVERAGE.

cant be denied.

Not free, guaranteed. Learn about it dipppppstick.

THIS OCTOBER.

bluecross rolling it out in your town: everywhere USA!

THANKS OBAMA!

Republicans: too busy up some billionaires buttttt to care about a citizen.

Ask a kid in Oklahoma?

Oh, they died at school this week.
SOME FFFFCCCKKKKK HEAD RED SAID: " shelters? We cant afford it"

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#912395 May 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Richard Nixon is a much better analogy.
"I am not a crook!"

The Boy Messiah: "I am not a Muslim!"

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