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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    You just gotta love crazy ass chickenhawks like Graham who's hot to have the U.S. go to war somewhere, ANYWHERE. Problem is, bombing any country or regime nutsacks like him don't like back to the Stone Age doesn't solve anything, but only makes the situation worse, especially in the Middle East which has been a clusterfuck ever since the Last Supper and will most likely STILL be a mess when James T. Kirk is boldly going where no man has gone before. Getting more involved in that unholy quagmire than we already are now is a no-win proposition, but fools like Graham don't seem to understand that.

    "Someone said, 'we can't just bomb,'" he said, speaking about an ABC panel he was on. "You know, why don't we just [bomb?] We know where ISIS is. What’s the harm of bombing them at least for a few weeks and seeing what happens? I don’t think there’s much in the way of unanticipated side effects that are going to be bad there. We could kill a lot of very bad guys!"
    Bill Kristol on our foreign policy.

    Also, WBE, Jesus Christ that giant Lindsey Graham photo needs some kind of spoiler tag or something because oh god my eyes.

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    graham is definitely a chickenhawk, but i feel that some of it is an attempt show how much of a 'man' he is to fight off the subtle and not-so-subtle suggestions that he's gay from both sides of the ideological aisle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    Bill Kristol on our foreign policy.
    Another brain dead moron who just doesn't get it. For every ISIS bad guy we kill, a dozen more would take his place, and nothing gets solved. That's the problem with a "Rolling Thunder" strategy in the Middle East, it'd be nothing more than a recruiting tool and an incubator for legions of crazed fanatics willing to kill and die for their twisted beliefs. THAT is the sort of "side effect" we'd have to deal with, and, chances are, it WOULD be bad.
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    How about we just all agree that when someone magically pops up in this thread making a claim while refusing to post evidence to support it we just ignore that person?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    Bill Kristol on our foreign policy.

    Also, WBE, Jesus Christ that giant Lindsey Graham photo needs some kind of spoiler tag or something because oh god my eyes.
    Bill Kristol is someone I absoletely would profile... if he ever was allowed to run for office. I have no idea why the hell anyone in the GOP ever listens to him. Like... maybe once, I could get... but he's so impressive about being consistently wrong about decisions that cost thousands of American lives, hundreds of thousands of lives in other countries, and billions of dollars. He's a complete f*** up, yet remains an "expert".
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    Bill Kristol is someone I absoletely would profile... if he ever was allowed to run for office. I have no idea why the hell anyone in the GOP ever listens to him. Like... maybe once, I could get... but he's so impressive about being consistently wrong about decisions that cost thousands of American lives, hundreds of thousands of lives in other countries, and billions of dollars. He's a complete f*** up, yet remains an "expert".
    Maybe because this fool spouts the kind of crap the chickenhawks and warmongers in the GOP love hearing. Idiots like Kristol (and the politicians who cream their boxers listening to them) don't have to worry about putting their asses on the firing line in foreign lands, so they can spout all the BS they want without having to deal with any of the real world consequences.
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    People are crazy these days:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...901-story.html

    That is the first time I've heard of a guy throwing a kid out the damn window in anger, while driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surtur View Post
    People are crazy these days:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...901-story.html

    That is the first time I've heard of a guy throwing a kid out the damn window in anger, while driving.
    Disgusting, positively disgusting. The article said this was a domestic issue, I hope and pray the woman doesn't chicken out and presses charges against that bastard who deserves to be thrown in a rat infested cell and left to rot.
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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_5745498.html
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/01/wo...bethlehem.html

    I'm rolling my eyes at all the people responding this new turn of events with "What else is Israel supposed to do against HAMAS firing rockets and bombs at their hoooommmeeeeees??!?!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7thangel View Post
    graham is definitely a chickenhawk, but i feel that some of it is an attempt show how much of a 'man' he is to fight off the subtle and not-so-subtle suggestions that he's gay from both sides of the ideological aisle
    LtCol Graham doesn't meet the definition of a "Chickehawk', most other insults apply but not that one. Unless you want to make up your own meaning for the term

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikekerr3 View Post
    LtCol Graham doesn't meet the definition of a "Chickehawk', most other insults apply but not that one. Unless you want to make up your own meaning for the term
    An older gay man who pursues only young men, that is the definition I use. Do we have any page scandals in his past?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikekerr3 View Post
    LtCol Graham doesn't meet the definition of a "Chickehawk', most other insults apply but not that one. Unless you want to make up your own meaning for the term
    I don't know a whole lot about the guy or the particulars of military service so I'm not saying he is a chickenhawk, but as far as I understand you can achieve high rank in the military while avoiding infantry combat type situations. Isn't that what West Point kids do? So just because someone has a rank doesn't mean they can't be a chickenhawk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikekerr3 View Post
    LtCol Graham doesn't meet the definition of a "Chickehawk', most other insults apply but not that one. Unless you want to make up your own meaning for the term
    my bad, i forgot about his service.

    that being said, the vast majority of insults flung his way, especially from teabaggers, have to do with his sexuality (which they know nothing about and shouldn't matter) or referring to him as a girl, or a combo of both while referencing his lisp. i can't stand him and his need to bomb everything (like his good buddy mccain), but that shit is uncalled for and beyond juvenile. but what else is new with some a-holes?

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    Officer Darren Wilson's two blood money fund raisers have both mysteriously shut down over the weekend.

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    It's our latest reminder of what a crock the statement "Nuh uh. Both parties are just as bad," actually is...

    It’s Your Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day!

    (And please, for those who those who really felt the "Both Parties are Just as Bad" statement is defensible, remember, I'm still challenging you to write your own essays each day, to keep pace with me, if it's actually "just as bad". Keep in mind, you have to pick someone from politics who has either ran for, held office within the past 5 years, and have multiple verifiable news sources to any quotes/beliefs they might have to build a solid, established track record of stupid that clearly isn't a fluke. Hell, we'll even accept people who help write party platforms within that time frame. Current crazy/stupid scoreboard, is now 47-0, since this was established on 7-18-14)


    Mo Brooks

    Another part of the Tea Party Wave of 2010, Mo Brooks was swept into office after defeating incumbent Republican Parker Griffith in the GOP primary that year, and Steve Raby in the general election. And he’s managed to keep winning his seat, but of late, he has been making some unflinchingly xenophobic s comments that are growing more and more reminiscent of Alabama politicians like George Wallace from a half century ago every time he approaches a microphone. Mostly for the inherent bigotry that seems to drive his policy-making.

    • On Nov. 2nd, 2010, just before the election that year, Mo Brooks commented on those who passed the Affordable Care Act, which he has consistently been a part of the caucus trying to repeal it, again and again, since reaching office.
      Obama's health care plan is written by a committee whose head says he doesn't understand it, sought to be passed by Congressmen who won't read it and want to be exempt from it, signed by a president who smokes, funded by a treasury chief who did not pay his taxes, overseen by a surgeon general who is overweight, and financed by a country that is broke. What could possibly go wrong?
      So the people behind the ACA didn’t actually read or understand it, if he is to be believed.
    • In April 2011, on the floor of the House, In April 2011, Brooks stated, during a congressional speech,
      "Folks, we are here today forcing this issue because America is at risk. We are at risk of insolvency and bankruptcy because the socialist members of this body choose to spend money that we do not have."
      After Brooks made this remark, Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison asked that Brooks' comments be "taken down." This request forced Brooks to either have the comment stricken from the record or defend the remark and wait until later in the day for a formal ruling over whether or not the comment was inappropriate. Brooks chose to have the remark withdrawn before he continued with his speech. Ellison accepted the withdrawal.

      Afterwards, though, Brooks pressed further, saying he did not regret his initial remark and that he thought those who objected to his comment, particularly those within the Democratic Party, were "thin-skinned."
      He stated, "People could quite clearly infer that socialism is what the other guys are promoting.”
    • In June 2011, Brooks chafed at the critics of Alabama’s harsh new immigration laws, claiming that those in Birmingham who opposed it wanted the town to become a “sanctuary city”.
    • On January 28th, 2013, Mo Brooks proposed a new constitutional amendment that would make it an impeachable offense for an annual fiscal budget to be signed off on by the president that was not balanced. Keep in mind, this would have meant that every president since Bill Clinton in 2000 would have been impeached, including George W. Bush all 8 years he was in office, and easily every president that held office since World War II.
    • In October 2013, during the government shutdown, Rep. Brooks stated that the U.S. wouldn’t really default on its debt if the Republicans refused to raise the debt ceiling, because it generates ten times the tax revenue than we owed interest on debt to other nations. Of course, his math neglected to mention that the tax revenue also had to be used on every bit of government spending, as well, and debt interest would not be the only expenditure it was spent on.
      It’s even crazier because his amendment also specified that a president could not counteract that deficit by raising taxes, meaning he could only fix things by making cuts to spending. Not shockingly, his plan didn’t go too far (because it’s stupid).
    • In December, 2013, not two months after the government shutdown, Mo Brooks predicted that the Obama administration would reverse course, and suddenly be going out of their way to foment a war somewhere in the world to help them win the 2014 elections. (Note: Considering the administration has opted not to go into Iran, Syria, or Ukraine, and is going out of their way not to get troops on the ground in Iraq… and even if they did, a majority of voters polled are currently AGAINST going to war, after nearly 14 years of it in Iraq and Afghanistan… he’s WAY off base on this.)
    • On July 14th, 2014, Mo Brooks told local Alabama television station WHNT of undocumented immigrants, “As your Representative on the House floor, I would do anything short of shooting them.” So good news, Alabama! Mo Brooks is apparently willing to beat or stab suspected illegal immigrants for you!
    • On August 1st, 2014, Mo Brooks appeared on “All in with Chris Hayes”, and, mostly unprovoked, went on an anti-immigration tirade where he said he spoke for his party when he said he wanted to throw every undocumented person in America out of the country. Including child refugees from Central America. And while that might seem a staggering immigration goal, he didn’t stop at that. He also wanted to throw out the DREAMers, who were protected under actual law from deportation. On behalf of his whole party.
    • On August 4th, 2014, Mo Brooks was no longer content to appear perhaps a tad bigoted with his anti-immigrant opinions, and he rolled up his sleeves and made it plain. He went on Laura Ingraham’s radio show to claim that “Democrats have launched a War on Whites”with their policies”. (please note, he did not name a single piece of legislation to back that up). And while some thought he would dial it back after criticism and say he misspoke… nope. He doubled, tripled, then quadrupled down on the statement, reiterating the claim in two separate interviews, one with USA Today, in the following days, even going as far to specify the war was against “White Males” on the Steve Malzberg Show. It wasn’t a fluke, he was seriously campaigning on the “War on Whites”. By August 7th, Reince Priebus finally decided to come out and criticize him comments (likely after he had some internal polling that showed being that racist wasn’t helping the GOP, but he needed to be sure first).
    • On August 5th, Mo Brooks also decried the fact that immigrants being granted citizenship by serving in the United States military should be thrown out of the service, because they “cannot be trusted with weapons of mass destruction”. (This is a bit sad, because the United States allowed naturalized citizenship with military service in World War II, and even historically as far back as the Revolutionary War, when Valley Forge hero Baron von Steuben was granted citizenship and land by George Washington after the war for his service to America.)
    • On August 21st, 2014, in spite of how disastrous the 2013 Government Shutdown was for the image of the Republican Party, Mo Brooks started talking about doing it again at the end of September.


    Mo Brooks has authored 14 pieces of legislation in the past four years, all of which are focused on anti-immigration measures (in the vein of, “throw ‘em all out, of course). And he continues to get more aggressive in his anti-immigrant fervor, in spite of the call from the 2012 Post Election Autopsy done by the RNC that said they would need to do something to reform immigration, and stop demonizing Hispanics, or they would never win a national election again.

    Mo Brooks seems to be a speed bump in that road, to be sure. A fervently racist one.
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