#41096 Nov 3, 2012
We need to get rid of this America-hating,mooslem terrorist traitor masquerading as our President
Head of AFRICOM Fired for Wanting to Assist Personnel in Benghazi
By GerardDirect Staff - October 28, 2012
General Carter Ham relieved of duty as Commander of AFRICOM
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced on Sunday that General Carter Ham Commander of GOC Africa Command (Africom), headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany has been relieved of his assignment for refusing to obey orders not to assist the US personnel in Benghazi on the night of September 11. Army General David Rodriguez has been appointed by President Obama to replace him. U.S. Africa Command is one of six unified geographic commands within the Department of Defense unified command structure.
Gen. Ham refused to take responsibility for the decision not to provide essential air coverage and other support for the beleaguered personnel at the Consulate. After the information was leaked last week that three urgent requests for support were denied to the Americans trapped in the Consulate and the Annex, President Barack Obama said on Sunday,“The minute I found out what was going on, I gave three very clear directives – Number 1, make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to.” According to the highly decorated, four-star General, Carter Ham, the President is lying.
The Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, another official, and two CIA assets and former NAVY SEALS disregarded repeated orders to stand down, and rescued several people from the burning Consulate under heavy fire. They requested assistance at least three times and were summarily denied each time. They had AQ mortars painted with laser pointers and requested a C130 attack on the target or a missile strike with a F-22 or F-35. They had laid the groundwork for a military response that would create minimum collateral damage. In return for their heroism, their urgent requests were denied and they died defending America.
According to our sources, General Ham received copies of the e-mails that had been sent to the White House from Benghazi, requesting military support at the Consulate and the Annex after the attacks began. General Ham had a rapid response unit ready to deploy and communicated that to the Pentagon. He then received the order to stand down. His response to the Pentagon was essentially that he could not do that. Within a few minutes after sending that response, his second in command told General Ham that he was relieved of his command, effective immediately.
On Saturday, October 27, Panetta confirmed that General Ham had been relieved of his assignment.
#41097 Nov 3, 2012
A bogus an untrue statement from a right wing website
This is a bullshit story. GEN Ham has not been relieved of duty. This story has been debunked and you can check Africom’s site to see who the current commander is…GEN Ham.
This story is untrue. Gen. Ham has not stepped down or been fired. He is still on the job as Commander, and will continue to be until his successor is confirmed by the Senate and he officially retires. His retirement was already planned, and has nothing to do with Benghazi.
#41098 Nov 3, 2012
Attacked from both sides for not being on either bandwagon. Just as I pointed out in a different thread. Almost mind-boggling how predictable you guys are. Are you capable of rational thought or do you forego that in lieu of what you're fed by the blogs and news sources on both sides?
Like I stated before, men like Jefferson and Paine would be rolling their graves after watching the slack-jawed cheer leading happening on both sides.
#41099 Nov 3, 2012
I've struggled to find original thoughts you've managed to generate. If this isn't an example of the pot calling the kettle black, I shudder to think of even more glaring examples.
Glad to see you've got your loyalties in line. Getting riled up for insulting your brother-in-arms. Camaraderie is a noble ideal.
... Or was it just my pointing out how transparent your bullsh*t actually is? How's it feel being led around on a leash by the same people you claim to oppose?
#41100 Nov 3, 2012
No, it was your embarrassing speculation that anyone might be paid to post on this forum with a dozen readers.
And your blatant ignorance of how bots and business works.
#41101 Nov 3, 2012
...Wait. How did you manage to spin my comment into speculating that people are being paid to post here? That's asinine. No one would be foolish enough to do that. Not even the people most invested in the idea that the illusory one-party system is two and one or the other is actually upstanding and virtuous.
Is that the one you're referring to? Because even for you...wow. You're desperate for things to hit me with if you're making that stretch.
Also please enlighten me on what aspects of business I addressed and need corrected on. I'm sure you can find something at hand on a blog to copy here. Or at least another lunatic-quality lapse of reading comprehension.
Note: I'm bored today and willing to actually humor you for a while. Any 2 year old thread still so contentious is one I find a treasure trove of amusement.
#41102 Nov 3, 2012
Obama Still Has A Massive Lead In A New Ohio Poll
Obama's favorability rating stands at 52 percent positive and 45 percent negative. Romney's remains underwater at 45-48.
Obama leads Romney on handling the economy, 48-46.
Obama leads Romney 50-41 on handling foreign policy.
Obama's approval rating sits at 50 percent, just at the "safe" level that typically precludes an incumbent's re-election.
And in another result from the poll that's good news for Obama, 72 percent of voters approve of how the president is handling the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
Obama's 6-point lead in Ohio is larger than most other polls show at this point. But the Real Politics Average puts the president up about 3 points with only three days before Election Day.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ohio-florida-p...
#41103 Nov 3, 2012
Not EVERYthing is paid for by the government.
It costs money to set-up a bot. SOMEone pays for that service. Both your bot-sense and business-sense is lacking.
Don't flatter yourself. Your stupidity isn't humorous.
Since: Jul 12
#41104 Nov 3, 2012
Teddy teddy teddy get it together boy, your slipping. You need to pull your ignorant ass up by your racial hating tea bag slipper strings and just yap yap yappa as typical
#41105 Nov 3, 2012
Yours is far worse, bucko. At least I hope it's attempted humor. I'd be saddened if you were trying to act legitimate in light of your many vague responses.
I tend to feel that a bored person with some programming knowledge, a strong ideology and an impressive sense of pride is capable of many things. Including a program that posts news stories and poll numbers with the few human excerpts being...well...just not too smart. This is a poster i've addressed many times in the past, in this thread and elsewhere, and received no response that a pre-made article or poll/survey didn't predominantly speak for.
Now how about the business aside? Educate me on basic business practice, successful business owner.
Don't let me ruin your Saturday though. Your bubble seems comfortable and I hope you have a great election day as you pick one of the two men that your corporate leaders want you to decide between.
#41106 Nov 3, 2012
OK Ok I get you...
#41107 Nov 3, 2012
Fantastic news...let them splinter...you can see it now with this new "Libertarian" Tea Bagger going at it with old Taxi..
This is their future...hahaha
Splitter groups galore...
Bye, Bye now
Since: Sep 12
#41108 Nov 3, 2012
Liberals loved Dick Morris until he seen what they turned into and left.
Obama Hit By Storm Backlash
Natural disasters usually follow the same political trajectory: First the incumbent experiences a bounce as he tours the impacted area, shows his concern, and pledges help to his beleaguered constituents. But then reality sets in and the shortages, delays, mishaps, deaths, and devastation becomes apparent and people turn against the incumbent.
George W. Bush had his Katrina.
And now Barack Obama has his Sandy.
Last week, Obama asserted a kind of ownership of the storm by touring New Jersey in the now infamous embrace of Republican stalwart Governor Chris Christie. Now that we are all appalled by the lack of food, gas, water, heat, and the basic essentials of life throughout the storm zone, Obama’s government doesn’t look so good anymore.
Why didn't FEMA stockpile food, water, and gasoline? We had a week’s notice to prepare for Sandy. There was no shortage of time. Did the government not realize that people needed to eat, drink, and drive?
All throughout America, we are asking these questions of our television sets as we watch the evolving story of human misery.
Meanwhile, Obama has resumed the campaign trail, pounding the opposition in the same relentless and partisan style which he used before the storm. When Obama said that voting was “the best revenge,” he threw away whatever presidentiality he displayed in touring storm damage earlier in the week.
As he entered the last week before the Congressional election of 1994, President Clinton returned to the U.S. after having presided over the signing of a peace treaty between Israel and Jordan. He called me on his return and asked where he should campaign? Which incumbent Democrats should he try to help get re-elected?
I told him he should not campaign for any of them.
“No, you don’t understand,” he explained. I just came back from the Middle East and my ratings are up ten points. Before, I would have hurt the candidates I campaigned for, but not now. Now I can help them.”
“Your ratings are up because your trip hyped your presidentiality. Now, if you start campaigning, you’ll look like a politician and your ratings will come down again. You’ll end up doing more harm than good to those you are trying to help.”
He disregarded the advice and lost both houses of Congress in the elections.
Now Obama is making the same mistake. By campaigning, particularly by using the same harsh partisan rhetoric which has characterized his campaign, Obama is dragging down his ratings and with it his chances of victory.
Particularly when we see the juxtaposition of the mounting disaster in New York and New Jersey and the President out on the campaign trail attacking his opponents, we realize that Obama is a candidate before he is president, more worried about his second term than the welfare of his constituents.
In yesterday’s polling numbers, I saw a rise in Obama’s ratings and warned that the race was far from over. Now, we see him throwing it all away and resuming his crash into a single term presidency.
#41109 Nov 3, 2012
You "tend to feel", do you "bucko"?
Business owners tend to act on knowledge rather than feelings.
So you'd describe your requirements for a programmer who can create a bot to run on Topix this way:
* a bored person
* some programming knowledge
* strong ideology
* impressive sense of pride
You are clueless in what is required to write the bot code, have it read a post, have it interpet a post, have it look up a response from a data base, and have it reply to a post.
A dishonest programmer with web and server expertise would suck your account empty.
Since: Sep 12
#41110 Nov 3, 2012
LMAO....@ your "Brett LoGiurato" source. I wonder if he has enough experience to wipe his ass?
Brett LoGiurato is a political reporter for Business Insider. He graduated from Syracuse University in 2011 with degrees in newspaper and online journalism and political science.
#41111 Nov 3, 2012
Let the fragmenting begin....
#41112 Nov 3, 2012
Cleveland 2008, Obama drew 80,000 people
Fast forward to this morning in Cleveland, only 4,000 showed up
Also today in Cleveland, Obama supporter, Stevie Wonder, had a get out the vote rally, only 200 were there.
#41113 Nov 3, 2012
In three more days we'll see a Supernova. Barbara Streisand's head will explode and become a Red Dwarf who in turn be swallowed by a Black Hole.
Since: Sep 12
#41114 Nov 3, 2012
I wonder what the excuse will be from our Topix liberals? I know, they will not respond.
#41115 Nov 3, 2012
Red State Cashes IN!
Too many of my friends have gotten so focused on the outcome and are so convinced the country as they know it is over if the other side wins that they are joyless to be around right now. They are full of dread and worry and fear. They’ve lost their sense of humor. They cannot laugh at themselves, their side, or much of anything. They are mad at others, myself included, for not being as worked up as they are. The frenzy has become a purity test, not the conviction.
God is sovereign. And whether you are for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, set your sights on God, not November 6th, and be happy. In four years, we really will do this all over again whether right now you think so or not. There is no permanence except in Heaven.
That last bold is his bold, not mine. I think Erik needs to ask himself how these people who can't tell a fact from a pile of horse s%#t in the middle of the road, got worked up into this frenzy in the first place. Maybe Erik is going the way of some other moderate Republicans who realize they've lost their party to a bunch of Tea Party crazies who have been transformed into brainless zombies doing as they are commanded to do, and he wants to transform his party into a legitimate opposition party that will work for the betterment of our country rather than for a few Oligarchs. Nah! All the crap he's had on that site for the last several years says he's not at all sincere.
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