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Goldman is Hillary’s problem

Who would Goldman Sachs pay $225,000 to give an hour-long speech? Who would they choose to address their meanest sharks and biggest whales? One wonders. Who would the fat cats think is worth that kind of money? A famous liberal of course.

When Hillary Clinton spoke to Goldman Sachs executives and technology titans at a summit in Arizona in October of 2013, she spoke glowingly of the work the bank was doing raising capital and helping create jobs…

This is Goldman Sachs remember, the vampire squid of capitalism. They were likely using Hillary Clinton as a palliative.

…Clinton offered a message that the collected plutocrats found reassuring, according to accounts offered by several attendees, declaring that the banker-bashing so popular within both political parties was unproductive and indeed foolish. Striking a soothing note on the global financial crisis, she told the audience, in effect: We all got into this mess together, and we’re all going to have to work together to get out of it.

Did you have a hand in the economic collapse? I didn’t. I doubt you did. For a politician running on the strength of her keen intelligence to accuse innocent people of taking part in an epic crime is a bit off-putting. One thing for sure: We did not all get into this mess together.

But Hillary was willing to say as much and that surely made a difference, for the powerful and guilt-ridden to feel a little less bad about what they did. Over the last couple years she made 2 million dollars soothing the likes of UBS, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup.

Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon dismissed the recollections as “pure trolling,” while the Clinton campaign declined to comment further on calls that she release the transcripts of the three paid speeches she gave to Goldman Sachs, for which she earned a total of $675,000.

Goldman Sachs was nice to Clinton, giving her more than half a million dollars. Hillary was nice right back to them, pretending they weren’t to blame for millions of people being thrown into deprivation and misery. Confronted with Hillary’s marketable nice-ness…

“It was pretty glowing about us,” one person who watched the event said. “It’s so far from what she sounds like as a candidate now. It was like a rah-rah speech. She sounded more like a Goldman Sachs managing director.”

…a campaign spokesman bristled: It’s “pure trolling.” I think you see the problem. If it’s so insulting to Hillary Clinton then why did she do it?

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Hillary Clinton speaking to Goldman Sachs

What did Hillary say at those Goldman Sachs speeches?

When Hillary Clinton spoke to Goldman Sachs executives and technology titans at a summit in Arizona in October of 2013, she spoke glowingly of the work the bank was doing raising capital and helping create jobs… She spent no time criticizing Goldman or Wall Street more broadly for its role in the 2008 financial crisis.

“It was pretty glowing about us,” one person who watched the event said. “It’s so far from what she sounds like as a candidate now. It was like a rah-rah speech. She sounded more like a Goldman Sachs managing director.”

A few weeks later:

On a recent afternoon, executives at Goldman Sachs invited a few hundred major investors to the Conrad Hotel in lower Manhattan.

…Clinton offered a message that the collected plutocrats found reassuring, according to accounts offered by several attendees, declaring that the banker-bashing so popular within both political parties was unproductive and indeed foolish. Striking a soothing note on the global financial crisis, she told the audience, in effect: We all got into this mess together, and we’re all going to have to work together to get out of it. What the bankers heard her to say was just what they would hope for from a prospective presidential candidate: Beating up the finance industry isn’t going to improve the economy—it needs to stop.

Plenty to say about this later when I have more time. Let’s just get the ‘quotes’ up for now.

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Hillary’s problem

I wanted to say something pithy about the Sanders vs. Clinton conflict other than to insist it’s wholly necessary. They have to fight it out, it’s got to be done. En garde. I would have liked to say something wonderful about this in a timely and sophisticated manner but it looks as if other people are better at blogging than I am…

Even more head scratching is her attempt to claim that she isn’t part of the Establishment. She’s the former First Lady, a former senator from New York, and a former Secretary of State. She’s worth millions, and she and Bill run the Clinton Global Initiative that deals with the Establishment of countries all across the world. Saying that she’s not the Establishment is ridiculous on its face…

And that’s before we add in that she can walk into the Conrad Hotel in Lower Manhattan to talk to Goldman Sachs executives and walk out a couple of hours later with a check worth more than her opponent’s total net worth.

Also.

…Hillary Clinton exists in a world where “Henry Kissinger is a war criminal” is a silly opinion held by unserious people. Her problem? Lots of those silly and unserious people want to wrest control of the Democratic Party away from its current leadership, which is exemplified by people like Hillary Clinton.

Bernie Sanders’ critique of Clinton is not that she’s cartoonishly corrupt in the Tammany Hall style, capable of being fully bought with a couple well-compensated speeches, but that she’s a creature of a fundamentally corrupt system, who comfortably operates within that system and accepts it as legitimate. Clinton has had trouble countering that critique because, well, it’s true. It’s not that she’s been bought, it’s that she bought in.

Eight years ago candidate Clinton would visit a state, give her campaign speeches and her local polling would stay right where it was. Nothing happened. She was so well-known and her campaign so routine that appearing in some bowling alley was anti-climactic.

With the challenger it was different. Obama would swing by, give his talk and his numbers would get a big bounce. There was a flesh-and-blood contrast between the candidates. People were impressed with Barack, they took to him. They felt he was genuine and sincere. We’re seeing almost the same thing now with Sanders as the challenger. Some of that is because Hillary is so much a part of our politics that she’s almost invisible.


BONUS: Let’s play ‘Name That Republican’:

[She] made an alarmingly sexist remark on “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday night, suggesting that young, female supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders only support him because dudes do, too…

“When you’re young, you’re thinking, ‘Where are the boys?’ The boys are with Bernie,” she said.

Somebody doesn’t think too highly of young women, right? Was it tipsy Peggy Noonan? Smarty-pants Camille Paglia? Was it the ole’ war eagle, Phyllis Schlafly?

Nope, it was Gloria Steinem. Nice going dumbass.

BONUS BONUS: It’s not because The Boys…

In Iowa this week, women 29 and younger voted for Clinton’s challenger, Sen. Bernie Sanders, by a stunning margin of roughly 6 to 1, much as young men did, according to the poll of voters arriving at precinct caucuses conducted for the television networks and the Associated Press…

The problem is not rejection of feminism – surveys suggest millennial women are the most staunchly feminist group of voters in America. They want to see a woman in the White House. Just not necessarily this woman…

“Young women cannot remember a time that Hillary was not a household name, and it confuses them what she stands for,” said Nichola Gutgold, a professor of communication arts and sciences at Penn State, who wrote a book, “Almost Madam President,” about Clinton’s 2008 quest for the nomination. “Rejecting her is a way of rejecting the establishment.”

Longtime feminist leaders have found that development flummoxing and have dived into the campaign to try to turn the tide – so far, to little effect.

“I will be honest. We are engaging sooner than we expected,” said Eleanor Smeal, who runs the Feminist Majority Foundation, which days before the Iowa caucuses put resources into the state to try to boost Clinton’s chances.

Politics is strange stuff, huh?

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Dean’s Troubles: Atheists, children and women.

I came upon this classic blog-rant on Memeorandum. The proprietor of Dean’s World gets plenty cheesed when people chide Catholics like him, even more so when they criticize the Church.

I’m sick of hearing bigots squawk about “Hitler’s Pope” and “ratlines” and “pedophile priests” and “being an enemy of science” and “burning Galileo” and “the Jesuits invented the modern Social Justice movement” or other gross distortions or outright fabrications.

Pointing out the mistreatment of Galileo or the timidity of Pius XII during the Holocaust is hurling bodily secretions (“spitting” and “crap”) in poor Dean’s direction so please refrain. Or else. This is not a request, this is your undoing.

Here’s the truth: the Catholic Church is almost certainly the least violent institution on the planet for anything close to its size and history–and in your heart you damn well know it, at least in terms of today’s Church.

It’s the least violent institution in all our history…at least in terms of today’s Church. The same could be said of today’s Charles Manson. Or of our contemporary plague.

And if you do any real investigating you’ll know it’s not just today’s Church; any reasonable analysis supports that Christianity brought peace throughout its history far more than it brought war and suffering and intolerance.

Dean’s ‘reasonable’ analysis: Formidable. Dean’s ‘factual’ analysis: Evanescent. Anyway here’s the screed’s big point:

Christians almost never live perfectly up to their ideals but the Church is inherently nonviolent–and honest people know this. What’s the Church ever really done to you except have ideas you don’t like? Or done something bad that couldn’t just as easily have been done by someone or something outside the Church?

To wit: “The Church is the largest and greatest institution in history, bringing us divinity, peace, art, science, and culture…but it’s only men.” Right, how could it be otherwise?

So Dean is playing the double-sided authoritarian. The pious and papists have all earned the power and influence they’ve accrued over the centuries – not to mention the thousands of billions in tithing and the planet’s greatest collection of art, some of it not merely stolen – but of course they’ve also raped children. Because c’mon, as if you wouldn’t do the same thing. Who did you think the Pope’s consorts were, a bunch of saints?

…NO, you [Christians] damn well don’t get special dispensation to tar innocent people if you were abused by someone within the Church. Innocents do not deserve to have you hold the crimes of others against them for all eternity. The Church leadership made mistakes. It was unbelievably painful. We owned it. Now how are Protestants doing with this issue?

Take that also-nauseating scumbags.

And, bigger question, for you smirking nonreligious secularists: what are you doing about the much bigger problem among government employees like teachers and female prison guards?

The first link there is a five point counter argument against kiddie-reaming being a Church thing, etc:

FACT: Catholic priests abuse at a rate far lower than that of other males in the general population.

Why can’t Percy the shut-in have the same shot at teaching Sunday school as Father Concepción? Hmm? The more relevant question would be ‘Is there some way he can dodge jail and keep his job, too?’ It’s also a relief to know that only four percent of the world’s 400,000 Catholic priests are pedophiles (phew). Jesus, I love data. That second link goes straight back to A Voice For Men, the bro’s rights activist sludge pit. Could it be that Dean’s World is run by the oh-so manly Dean Esmay?

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Sure.

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Panic in Iowa: The Donald II

Getting with the Jesus.

On Sunday, the businessman and his wife attended church services at the nondenominational First Christian Church, in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

But when the Communion plates were passed, Trump mistook the silver plates for the offertory, digging out several bills from his pocket, according to the Associated Press.

You can’t make this stuff up.

He, his wife and two staffers took Communion, the AP reports…

“When I drink my little wine — which is about the only wine I drink — and have my little cracker, I guess that is a form of asking for forgiveness, and I do that as often as possible because I feel cleansed,” he said, according to CNN. “I think in terms of ‘Let’s go on and let’s make it right.’”

That Mother Mary is hot. A yuge rack.

On Saturday, Trump released a new video showing off the Trump family Bible, saying it is “very special to me.”

He held up his mother’s Bible to the camera, pointing to one of the early pages. “In fact, it’s her writing, right here. She wrote the name and the address, and it’s just very special to me,” he said.

I kept it above my bed in the Sigma Nu house. Where I stashed my condoms.

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Panic in Iowa: The Donald.

Why we bother with an Iowa caucus I don’t know. But there it is on Monday. And there the Republican candidates are flipping out and ingratiating their greasy selves and generally acting a fool.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Sunday that, if he becomes president, he would “strongly consider” appointing Supreme Court judges who would overturn the court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage…

“If I’m elected I would be very strong in putting certain judges on the bench that maybe could change things.”

This aggression will not stand, man. Tear it down! Unless it happens to be Bloomberg asking Donald about it then…

“I’ve gone to gay weddings,” he continued. “I’ve been at gay weddings”…

…Trump has said he opposed gay marriage because he “just don’t feel good about it,” but recently he declared the issue officially “dead.”

…really what does it matter? C’mon bruh. Move on everybody, nothing to see here. But as of today, hours perhaps before The Caucus In Which Weirdo Ted Cruz Whips His Ass:

When asked by host Chris Wallace whether that meant trying to appoint justices to overturn the ruling, Trump said he would “strongly consider that, yes.”

“I wish it was done by the state,” he said. “I disagree with the Supreme Court … it should be a states’ rights issue.”

Gay marriage is far from “dead”. It’s a living breathing thing, and veerrry serious. Everybody knows.

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Conservatives are weird, part the bajillion

Marco Rubio radiates a natural charm.

“In Washington right now, they are being buried in this snow blizzard,” the Florida senator said…

“Apparently Barack Obama’s executive order pen has frozen,” Rubio joked. “Come to think of it, that’s probably one of the best things to happen to the republic in quite a while.”

How delightful. Really, priceless.

At least 25 people have died as a result of the mammoth snowstorm that pounded the eastern U.S. The deaths occurred in car accidents, from carbon monoxide poisoning, and from heart attacks while shoveling snow.

It’s always some terrible tragedy or other, isn’t it? They can’t resist. Obama’s mother must have had that Zika virus – he’s a pinhead! Har! Don’t forget:

But many see megastorm Jonas as a kind of signal from God, part of a long-standing pattern of corrections from the Creator…“The name Jonas means ‘gift of God,’” Koenig points out.

…“when the U.S. or another nation applies pressure on Israel to divide its covenant land, given by God to Abraham and his descendants, there are enormous record-setting storms and/or events that correspond.”

So not only is Jonas funny, it’s punishment from Him because wolverine manganese Israel. Hokay? So don’t get your panties in a big bunch just because they like to have a little fun and you deserve to die.


ADD: Thought I would google it just in case. Free Republic har har:

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Breaking Germany: Poo crisis

Between all the bullet ridden blood soaked hellholes that pockmark our ragged world, which one of them would you say is “in crisis”? Not my choice of words, Jim Hoft’s. Which hopelessly fractured country would you say is deserving of Gateway Pundit’s hot tears and hand-wringing?

Syria? With its martial-imposed starvation and barrel bombs? And dismembered corpses littering the streets? Guinea, perhaps? With its decimated population, tent-housed clinics and hastily-dug graves of Ebola victims? Yemen, maybe? Where the governments of the U.S., Saudia Arabia and Iran fight a proxy war, delivering its people the usual terrorism, torture and death?

Or perhaps were you thinking…Germany?

germany in crisis

Welcome to the new Germany–
Where migrants masturbate in the pools and defecate in the showers.

Run everybody. And don’t ever look back.

Things are so bad authorities are posting no defecating in the shower signs. Via Instapundit:

poop-in-shower

Conservatives are so squeamish about…well, everything that I don’t doubt they really think a dookie dropped in the shower amounts to a second Holocaust. And if you suspect this is Jim Hoft’s lazy attempt at race baiting, you’d be right:

ZZZzzzz • 2 days ago

This is friggin sick. I love to go to the sauna and steam and, seriously, these maggots are infested with all kinds of disease and are so disgusting I would never go back to this swimming pool or use any of their facilities ever again. They ALL need to vacate Western Society! They are contaminating everything with their bodily fluids and are Kacken all over the place. Not immunized. Honestly…just reading this makes me wanna take a shower!!

Maureen Carr • 2 days ago

They have no skills whatsoever. They’re all uncivilized savages that can’t even be toilet trained. Totally useless.

David Braus · Spring, Texas

Dig up Hitler and let him fix the problem.

dave0987 • 2 days ago

Yep. Someone will catch goat aids from these subhuman savages.

Paladin • 2 days ago

Wait….you mean importing 3rd world Neanderthals has CONSEQUENCES?! Whoda thunk it? I know! We should import a million more! And when all the pregnant ones crap out another 10 million babies named Mohammed, I’m sure things will be MUCH better 20 years from now.

Bottom line: goodbye, Europe.

FlamingLimousineLiberal • 2 days ago

Germany should be ashamed trying to integrate sand fleas into their culture! Sand fleas are here to bring their culture to Germany and convert it to Sand Flea-ism!

Pa Bell • 2 days ago

The monkey boy will bring tens of thousands of dune coons into the country and, unlike the ones that are trashing Europe, the one’s that land here will disappear into the woodwork and patiently wait for their time to come, just like all the other one’s that have been here for some time now.

Guessed Mike • 2 days ago

Did they insist on special breaks together so they could all bark at the moon together in the middle of the shift too? And did you see that thing where they go to the sink and blow water and boogers everywhere out their nose and onto the walls, plumbing fixtures, and surprised co-workers because Mo told them to? And don’t get me started on when they wash their little dongs off in the sink – the only cleaning they do, by the smell – ’cause their counterfeit God is offended by their drippy, syphilis-encrusted tube going back in their nasty pants with a possible drop of urine still on it….

At this time let me offer my congratulations to Breitbart.com. They’ve done a terrific job improving their filters. Not only is there not a single ‘nigger’ comment on their post (7300+ comments, my gosh), I couldn’t even manage to scrape up a measly ‘sand roach’. Well done.

David • a day ago

my dad was in tripoli,libya during ww2. he told me they were inbreds/homos when he was there. some people just can’t change. germany thinks they can educate these animals.

Michael Anthony • 2 days ago

Sick animals. Round these freaks up and put them into mass graves.

Talking Charlie • 2 days ago

I am armed and and well trained , have a lot of buddies that are as well .. We talk about worst case scenarios all the time … Believe me if this ever started here we would take care of it ….!!!!!

Lt_Scrounge William • 7 hours ago

Always remember when setting a Claymore mine that you need to use the tester when checking the circuit. Failure to attach the tester to the clacker can cause catastrophic problems when the blasting cap goes off unexpectedly. A field expedient detonator can be made from two D cell batteries and some duct tape. A CR-123 battery from a tactical flashlight will also generate the necessary 3 volts of power. Also remember to place the back against something reasonably solid and to take cover because 2 lbs of C4 going off does tend to cause debris to scatter in all directions, even if the ball bearings in the mine are going towards the enemy. Can you tell I was an ROTC teaching assistant in college?

peg_c • 2 days ago

Don’t forget centuries of inbreeding. I bet the average IQ is 60.

ladywarrior • a day ago

Just the diseases that we conquered decades ago being re-introduced to our country is going to kill or disable a lot of Americans; children especially vulnerable.

The Leftys say we aren’t Christian because we won’t welcome them. The last time I checked I don’t know any Christians – or even Jesus – who want to harm their families and their fellow citizens with these horrors to come. Since when is it Christian to take part in the destruction of your country and family?…

GO, TRUMP! AND HURRY!

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Why, rancid populism? You’re soaking in it.

Now that the gabber-puss grapefruit has tied our poor Pauline to the tracks, the National Review sees itself fit to leap into the frame, stage right, carrying a shiny pair of red white and blue rose shears. My goodness what a revoltin’ development! And it was just past the nick of time…

…he is not deserving of conservative support in the caucuses and primaries. Trump is a philosophically unmoored political opportunist who would trash the broad conservative ideological consensus within the GOP in favor of a free-floating populism with strong-man overtones.

Look at this awful horrible no good man:

Trump’s political opinions have wobbled all over the lot…He has exploited the yawning gap between elite opinion in both parties and the public on immigration… Sometimes he wants to let Russia fight ISIS, and at others he wants to “bomb the sh**” out of it… His obsession is with “winning,” regardless of the means — a spirit that is anathema to the ordered liberty that conservatives hold dear… Indeed, Trump’s politics are those of an averagely well-informed businessman…if you have no familiarity with the relevant details and the levers of power, and no clear principles to guide you, you will, like most tenderfeet, get rolled.

dumping donaldTrump is amoral and unprincipled. He has no idea what America’s problems are nor is he interested in solving them. He’s just a loudmouth populist who will say anything to appeal to the unwashed masses who have overrun the right-wing. Well! Wry stars and garters, what a white-hot indictment of conservative politics — and of the snarling seed-fruit who has so shamefully brought it down.

This last ditch effort of National Review’s is written by The Editors. Meaning it’s written of course by Rich Lowry. I have to wonder how Rich managed to get himself into this sorry position. How did he end up having to kneecap the 2016 Republican front-runner in order to save Patriotic America?

I don’t expect to hear anything from him regarding that. Because it wasn’t eight years ago that he watched a completely amoral and unprincipled newcomer bring a say-anything style to the presidential race in order to appeal to the slackjaw imbeciles. And lo-and-behold if it wasn’t Sarah Palin who flabbergasted The Editors.

I’m sure I’m not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, “Hey, I think she just winked at me.” And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing.

Is there any more rancid human in national politics than Palin? I’m thinking but I don’t have an answer.

It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America. This is a quality that can’t be learned; it’s either something you have or you don’t, and man, she’s got it.

Rich Lowry went apeshit for her. And what exactly is the difference between Palin and Trump? Here it is: He’s better at this horrible crap. And she’s a little more obsessed with the military and that’s about it. Lowry thinks he can swoop right in and save the day but the Trump nomination has been in the making for many years. And if there’s anyone to blame for the Horror Named Trump you can start with the anti-intellectual immigrant-bashing unprincipled know-nothing cynical fuckwad, Rich Lowry.

And, douche?

Trump boasted Saturday that support for his presidential campaign would not decline even if he shot someone in the middle of a crowded street.

“I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters,” Trump said at a campaign rally here.

It’s all too late. Way too late.

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Carly Fiorina. Fuck Marry Kill.

There’s not much left for our nasty friend Carly Fiorina to do. Put up a brave face for the Fox News cameras and bid America ‘so long.’ Take the limo back to campaign headquarters. Turn off all the computers, close out all the accounts. Pick a kindly underling to issue all the Buh’Byes and shoo the rats out the door.

But silly, that’s not Carly!

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina slammed Hillary Clinton — and her marriage — this morning on MSNBC.

“If my husband had done some of the things Bill Clinton had done, I would have left him long ago,” Fiorina said…

She’s going to hang around and trash the Clintons.

“Unlike another woman in this race, I actually love spending time with my husband,” Fiorina said.

She’s going to invent new ways to bring down her cursed enemies.

“Bill can sleep with all the fat interns he wants, but then I would never let him back in my bed. Are you kidding me?”

I have to say. This is breaking new ground politics-wise.

“And she’s like ‘What do I care?’ My gosh Chris, what’s that about? And Hillary thinks she’s qualified to be president!?”

Credit Ms. Fiorina for bringing ‘Fuck Marry Kill’ to the forefront of our presidential campaigns.

Of the many weird things about this, the weirdest might be that it makes nobody want to vote for candidate Carly Fiorina, Everyone’s Wife. This just makes people wonder about the Clintons. But then we’ve wondered about the Clintons since 1991 so…boring. Digby says:

The other day when the donor lists to various campaigns were revealed many noticed an odd curiosity about Fiorina’s donations. A pro-Cruz super PAC controlled by millionaire Robert Mercer (who had written checks for 5 million to Cruz’s effort) sent $500,0000 to Carly Fiorina’s super PAC. How often does it happen that a PAC for one candidate helps one of its rivals in a primary campaign? But New York Times reporter Amy Chozick cleared up the mystery when she tweeted:

“Fiorina finance chairs told me supporters of other candidates have thrown them $$$ to have a woman in race attacking HRC.”

Now that makes sense.

It appears that Carly Fiorina took half a million dollars to sleep with President Clinton. What a…ahem.

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Iran calls us crybabies, conservatives weep with rage

Must be hard. Going through life with the brain of a seven-year old.

On Friday a senior member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard took the opportunity to tweak a certain country you may have heard of.

Hossein Salami, deputy commander of the IRGC, which is responsible for boarding the U.S. ships and arresting the sailors, claimed in recent remarks, the “American sailors started crying after arrest, but the kindness of our Guard made them feel calm.”

The remarks were made during a “martyrs commemoration ceremony.” Big surprise.

“American forces receive the best training and have the most advanced weapons in the world,” he added. “But they did not have the power to confront the Guard due to weakness of faith and belief.”

As you know, Iran’s military commanders are the most honest and reliable people in the world. So conservatives everywhere are now crawling around on their knees groping for all the heads that just rocketed off their necks.

pundit mocking

Oh, Jim? How do they ‘mock’ us? Because if the sailors were really crying, the bastards would only be telling the truth. And if they’re only lying [it’s possible!] then there’s really nothing to be angry about. Except, you know, Iran. Right? Amazing how much credence you put in a ‘satanic’ bunch.

Someone at ‘The Last Tradition’:

On the same day sanctions are being lifted, Iranian prisoners are being released from American prisoners in exchange for American hostages held by Iran for years, this rogue nation is having a propaganda field day belittling our sailors and our country.
I though Jimmy Carter was bad. But, Barack Obama makes Jimmy Carter look like Mike Tyson.

I did not know that the President demanded to have an international taunting. What a strange way to conduct a foreign policy. ‘I’ll let you have your prisoners back, but first you have to call me a big fag.’ The wingnuts don’t even realize these hissy-fits are exactly what the Iranians want. They say childish shit and what do our pre-pubescents do? Believe it with all their heart. Way to hold your mud there, Blaze.

From BizPac Review, this one’s the best:

BizPac weakobama

I’m picturing a couple of bearded media guys spitballing in the Ministry of Propaganda…

–“Perhaps we should say that the sailors were ‘decent and honorable’. Eh? What you think, Akbar?”
–“I tell you. I think this Obama is too weak to use nuclear weapons!”
–“A Ha Ha!”
–“Ha Ha!”
[shooting of AK-47s into mud-thatch ceiling]
–“Yes – it’s true. So instead we will say that the Americans…cried. Like leetle baaabies.”
–“Ulululululululu!”
–“Ululululululululululu…”
[…feeds nearest camel some candy…]

Really. But then someone at BizPac pointed out who was more likely to blame for this global threat to their manhood…

BizPac disgusting

…and the headline has been sane-itized.

Now let us give credit where credit is due. Right Wing News actually managed to react like a, well, red-blooded American. No – really, I shit you not:

HELLS NO: Iran Mocks American Sailors… Claims They Started Crying After Capture

This is guaranteed to make your blood boil. The Iranians are now claiming that our sailors cried when they were captured, but the kindness of the IRGC made them feel calm. What utter bull crap.

See? NO fuck you.

“Be certain that with the blood of martyrs, the revolution advances. No one can inflict the smallest insult upon our Islamic country.” I don’t know about you, but I consider this a stone cold act of war and a violation of the Geneva Convention. It makes me angry beyond words. There will be a day for reckoning on this, mark my words.

There. One day, we’ll kill every one of you. Was that so hard?

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Zoo you made poop in zee trousers, ehh?

We have all wondered, “What in the world is wrong with these people?” And for that we usually we get no answers. But a book by Jane Mayer soon to come out gives us at least some clues as to how the world’s biggest assholes became that way.

The father of the billionaires Charles G. and David H. Koch helped construct a major oil refinery in Nazi Germany that was personally approved by Adolf Hitler, according to a new history of the Kochs and other wealthy families.

The book, “Dark Money,” by Jane Mayer, traces the rise of the modern conservative movement through the activism and money of a handful of rich donors: among them Richard Mellon Scaife, an heir to the Mellon banking fortune, and Harry and Lynde Bradley, brothers who became wealthy in part from military contracts but poured millions into anti-government philanthropy.

But the book is largely focused on the Koch family, stretching back to its involvement in the far-right John Birch Society and the political and business activities of the father, Fred C. Koch, who found some of his earliest business success overseas in the years leading up to World War II. One venture was a partnership with the American Nazi sympathizer William Rhodes Davis, who, according to Ms. Mayer, hired Mr. Koch to help build the third-largest oil refinery in the Third Reich, a critical industrial cog in Hitler’s war machine.

I hadn’t heard about that, had you? That Pater Koch played a crucial early role in the ascendancy of Nazi industrialism? I don’t remember the billionaire brothers bragging about that. One would be interested to see the reaction of, say, AIPAC, the Israel-or-Die lobby, upon learning Poppy Koch was a Nazi partner. Especially given AIPAC’s historic propensity to give the brothers conciliatory handjobs after they sell Iran piles of big-ticket industrial machinery.

But. Then. This is even better:

Little Charlie getting his butt scoured red by a Jew-hating lunatic. I don’t imagine that would have any lasting effect on a man.

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