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How to troll a potato chip collector

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May 12, 2012 Posted by | celebs, gif | , , | Leave a comment

Profiles in Courage, the Jimmy Carter Edition

Via: Bloomberg – Gerald Rafshoon

I’m fairly sure that Jimmy Carter is the bravest man I know. I’m absolutely sure that he’s the bravest politician.

When it comes to courage, Carter’s polar opposite is Mitt Romney.

Scour Romney’s record for a single example of real political courage – a single, solitary instance, however small, where Romney placed principle or substance above his own short-term political interests. Let me know if you find one.

“Even Jimmy Carter would have given that order,” Romney sneered recently, belittling President Barack Obama’s role in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Would have given?

No, Mr. Romney. Gave. Jimmy Carter gave that order — 32 years ago.

Everything you can say in praise of Obama’s courage in ordering Operation Neptune Spear, as the Navy Seal raid on bin Laden was code-named — and Obama deserves plenty of praise –goes DOUBLE for CARTER’s courage in ordering Operation Eagle Claw, the Delta Force mission to rescue the American hostages inIran on April 24, 1980.

Both were highly secret, elite commando operations deep inside less-than-friendly territory at a time of tension between the U.S. and Islamist extremism. Both were painstakingly designed and rehearsed to achieve a difficult and long-sought goal in a surgical manner, with as little “collateral damage” to innocent civilians as possible. In both cases, the commander-in-chief gave the green light despite dissent within his inner circle of advisers. In neither case was there any guarantee of success — or even a better-than-even chance.

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Operation Eagle Claw

The Iran mission was actually riskier. Snatching 52 imprisoned Americans alive from a guarded building in the middle of a hostile nation’s teeming capital city is a taller order than killing one man in a residential suburban compound in a country controlled by a nominally allied, if untrustworthy, government.

But the biggest difference, of course, is that while Neptune Spear was a resounding success, Eagle Claw was a failure. When a sandstorm disabled three of the eight helicopters, the Delta Force commander asked for permission to abort, evacuate and try again another day. Carter agreed. Then, as the evacuation proceeded, a helicopter and a transport plane collided, leaving eight servicemen dead in the wreckage, blowing our cover and preventing a second attempt.

Read AND learn more, HERE:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-10/profiles-in-courage-the-jimmy-carter-edition.html

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personal thought:

If, and I know it’s a very big IF; the mission would have worked and the 52 American hostages could have come home, I think Carter would have won a second term.

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May 12, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Romney | , , , , | Leave a comment

SAD Mitt Romney Does Not Care for Barack Obama’s Disgraceful Flip-Flopping

Via: Wonkette

SAD Mitt Romney is so jealous of all the thank-you notes and the hot piles of gay dollar bills that President Popular has gotten ever since he belatedly admitted that he thinks gay people should be able to get married.

SAD Mitt Romney is not as tragically lame as he appears to be on this issue, okay?

SAD Mitt Romney responds that while he is not a fan of gay marriage, he – wait for it – sometimes talks to his gay friends, many of whom own children: “I know many gay couples that are able to adopt children. That’s fine.”

This does not bother him, the gays living together and having kids like they are married as long as it is not called married.

That is NOT trying to have it both ways!

http://wonkette.com/472405/mitt-romney-does-not-care-for-barack-obamas-disgraceful-flip-flopping#more-472405

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personal thought:

Doesn’t, “I know many gay couples that are able to adopt children. That’s fine.” ,  fly in the face of his base (Xristian Xrazy wingnuts), who believes children should have both a ‘Mother AND a Father’?

I happen to believe Romney says more stupid sh*t then even, George W. Bush; and yes this will hurt him come November.

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May 12, 2012 Posted by | 2012, Romney | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coming Soon To a Theatre Near You

Via: Dependable Renegade

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http://www.dependablerenegade.com/

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May 12, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Romney | , , , , | Leave a comment

František Drtikol – Image Gallery

Via: Regard Intemporel

1925

See many more images, HERE:

http://regardintemporel.tumblr.com/tagged/Franti%C5%A1ek-Drtikol

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František Drtikol (3 March 1883, Příbram – 13 January 1961, Prague) was a Czech photographer of international renown. He is especially known for his characteristically epic photographs, often nudes and portraits.

Read more, HERE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franti%C5%A1ek_Drtikol

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May 12, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

More Than 230,000 Americans Will Lose Their Unemployment Benefits This Weekend

Via: Think Progress

According to a new report from the National Employment Law Project, 230,000 Americans will see their unemployment benefits vanish this weekend, even as the jobless rate remains stubbornly high. Nearly half of those losing their benefits live in California, where the unemployment rate is 11 percent:

Long-term unemployed workers in a growing list of states are being abruptly cut from federal unemployment insurance, a new analysis from the National Employment Law Project shows. Due to reductions Congress enacted earlier this year, more than 400,000 workers in 27 states will have lost between 13 to 20 weeks of federal unemployment insurance under the Extended Benefits program by Saturday, May 12th. The cuts come even though long-term unemployment remains near record highs. […]

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/05/11/482484/unemployment-benefits-weekend/

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And the Fox Nation headline will be:

“230,000 give up looking for work”

bastards!

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May 12, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Quote of the Day”

Via: Depedable Renegade

“My view is that marriage itself is a relationship between a man and a woman and that’s my own preference,” said Romney, 65. “I know other people have differing views. This is a very tender and sensitive topic as are many social issues.

But I have the same view that I’ve had since, well, since running for office.”

Mitt ‘the flipper’ Romney

http://www.dependablerenegade.com/dependable_renegade/2012/05/todays-weather-report.html

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“I know other people have differing views. This is a very tender and sensitive topic as are many social issues.”

“Can we talk about how Obama is a socialist, now?”, he didn’t add.

May 12, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Ron Paul | , , , , , , | Leave a comment