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Sunday, December 27, 2009

The TSA, Another Big Government Failure


Father of dirt bag bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab warned US Government about his fanatic son. Maybe he should have had tea with President Barack Hussein Obama.


The same dreary headlines when a massive government bureaucracy fails; More of the same:

(CNN) -- Passengers flying into the United States from abroad should expect additional security measures at U.S. and international airports a day after a passenger detonated a device aboard a flight from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Detroit, Michigan, the Transportation Security Administration said Saturday.

Measures will include increased pat-downs and gate screening, as well as having to stow carry-ons and personal items, including pillows.

"We ask that passengers follow the instructions of international security and flight crews," the TSA said.


Of course they will step up their pat downs. They do not have another answer because they are besotted with political correctness and fear of profiling.

Tens of thousands of obviously middle-class middle-aged suburban American white woman will be frisked, perfume bottles and skin creams seized, while some black Nigerian with a name like Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab and a passport with stamps from all the usual Middle Eastern shit holes gets through the MPG (mustn't profile gauntlet). Of course when you have a president with the handle of Barack Hussein Obama, perhaps it is understandable.

Never mind, it is only a matter of time before one of these Muslim shit birds gets lucky and kills more Americans because god is so fucking great and Allah the greatest of the great.

Disaster was averted because passengers took matters into their own hands. The only thing better would have been if they had kicked the snot out of him and then strangled his sorry ass till his eyeballs rolled back in his head and he quit twitching.

Excuse me while I spit.

192 comments:

  1. I dream of the day when a islam terrorists has his limbs snapped, is shackled and his mouth stuffed with a bloodly tampon and taped shut...

    I want that on YOUTUBE...

    Short of that, any islamic terrorist subdued by a private citizen should never walk or move his arms again...

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  2. Bob, you and anyone else who accuses me of misogyny belongs in the same pillory with Obama when he shouts racism at conservatives who challenge his administration.

    You'd best stick to what you know instead of tossing around loose accusations and big words.

    BTW, you misspelled the m word.


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  3. Some Swedish "expert" said this "proved" it is now more difficult to pull off a mass terror event.

    Quite the contrary, it demonstrates that you do not have to take over the cockpit, and there would have been nothing any passenger could have done if the explosive had worked properly.

    AND, by simply waiting til the gear is down, carnage is gauranteed below.

    ...altho over Detroit, the property damage would be a minimal sum, what with the average house now being worth about $1,500.

    Best to try Manhatten again, they've forgotten all about 9-11.

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  4. How about, no Muslim shit birds get to fly to the United States anymore.

    Oh, wait, that means Obama can't come home from places like Copenhagen. Nebba mind.

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  5. So the Dutch fail to perform to standard and the boys of the Elephant Bar blame America first?

    What a difference a year makes.

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  6. Rep Pete Hoekstra blinks out a message to the public by raising a series of loaded questions in a Fox News interview.

    Has the al-Qaeda franchise in Yemen made a strategic decision to attack the United States?

    The Ft Hood shooter was also connected to Yemen, “is there a pattern”?

    Is US intelligence failing to connect the dots?

    Is the White House is stonewalling on inquiries by the House?

    Is al-Qaeda evolving techniques to “get [weapons] into other environments where they can do significant damage”?
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    Belmont

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  7. It is a US problem, tha's why.

    The US has the authority and responsibility to determine who gets a US visa and embarks on US planes to fly in US air space.

    The US government sets the standards including the certification of feeder airports to US cities.

    You may not have noticed but visa standards for Africans have been loosened not tightened and from countries that have significant muslim polpulations.

    Where were the US marshals on that flight?

    Go through PHL airport and you think you are leaving Mogadishu with fat ass American Black Muslims in hijabs checking security for the TSA, paid for by US taxpayers.

    if you take a taxi to or from Philadelphia airport you will undoubtedly get a driver who is Muslim or African. The US State Department does not give work visas for taxi drivers. You cannot get a drivers license in Pennsylvania without a valid US work permit or resident visa. All those taxi drivers have access to Philadelphia Airport.

    All are security matters entrusted to state and federal government.

    That plane was saved by the quick thinking of a Dutch citizen and American civilians. The African Muslim was on the plane courtesy of the US Government.

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  8. desert rat: So the Dutch fail to perform to standard and the boys of the Elephant Bar blame America first? What a difference a year makes.

    Not America, but American policies. Elections have consequences.

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  9. "How about, no Muslim shit birds get to fly to the United States anymore."
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    Diversity is our strength, if we lost that, that would be worse than another 9-11.

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  10. Always wear your PC Only, non-profiling goggles.

    After all, a blue haired grandmother could just as easily be carrying a bomb made in Yemen.

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  11. 4.Marie Claude:
    Iread that the nigerian guy’s father warned the US that his son was prepearing something
    now in this article, we can see that Al Qaida has infiltrate Europe
    http://www.debka.com/headline.php?hid=6435

    I’m not surprised, AQ said that it would change its strategy, the jihadists don’t need to recruit among their poor muslim population, but among the well integrated muslims in western world.

    They have all the time, while we are urged by concreted results
    an interesting article from Yemen Times
    http://worldmeets.us/yementimes000026.shtml

    War on US is clear

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  12. خدا حفاظت از ایرانیان به دنبال آزادی است.
    آزادی. نه ملاها. نه دیکتاتورها. هنوز کمونیستهای.

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  13. Next comment wires it:
    "Healthcare" obviously should be our number 1 priority.

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  14. 2. Al Qaeda has clamped down further on its already tight secretiveness and the compartmenting of cells.

    Network leaders and members - in and outside Europe, in such places as Afghanistan, Pakistan and Africa - are forbidden to communicate by telephone, whether cell or satellite, or use Internet lines such as email.

    Connections are maintained by a small band of secret couriers who memorize coded messages and transfer them orally at destination without understanding their content, a safeguard against betrayal in case they are captured.

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  15. "“Considering that Britain is home many radical Islamists it would be interesting to speculate what reasons spurred the Brown government to close the door in his face and whether they communicated these concerns to the USA."

    Perhaps he sent the info to BHO on a DVD with Euroregion Code, and Barry was unable to play it on the WH DVD Player.

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  16. "The revelation of Abdulmutallab's background has confounded terror experts.
    Dr Magnus Ranstorp of the Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies at the Swedish National Defence College said that the attempted bombing "didn't square".

    "On the one hand, it seems he's been on the terror watch list but not on the no-fly list," he said.
    "That doesn't square because the American Department for Homeland Security has pretty stringent data-mining capability.

    I don't understand how he had a valid visa if he was known on the terror watch list.
    "

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  17. Doug: Perhaps he sent the info to BHO on a DVD with Euroregion Code, and Barry was unable to play it on the WH DVD Player.

    Funny.

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  18. Add an exclamation point, and I could have an orgasm.

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  19. ...oops, slippin into al-Bob territory!

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  20. That's what girls are ma-a-ade fo-o-or

    Too hug and too kiss (that's what girls are made for)

    Too love and too miss (that's what girls are made for)

    You gotta hug 'em (hug 'em) then you kiss 'em (kiss 'em)

    You gotta love 'em (love 'em) then you miss them wo oh oh oh oh

    That's what girls are made for (that's what girls are made for)

    Too hold and to squeeze (that's what girls (m hm) are made for)

    Too scold and to please (that's what girls (yeah) are made for)

    I said you gotta hold'em (hold'em)

    Then you squeeze'em (squeeze 'em)

    If you scold 'em you gotta please them

    And I know I know I know

    That's what girls are made for



    wo ooh wo ooh yeah

    Some can be true

    Yes and then again, they'll make you doubt 'em

    wo ooh oh but ask me ask me and I'm a here to tell you

    that you just can't live without 'em (that's what girls are made for)



    To walk and hold hands with (that's what girls (you) are made for)

    ou you gotta make all of your plans with (that's what (m hm) girls are

    made for) To walk with (walk) and hold hand with (hands) to make (make)

    all of your plans with



    wo oh oh ooh oh yeah

    That's what girls are made for (that's what girls are made for)

    I said you gotta hug 'em (kiss 'em)

    sometimes kiss 'em too (love 'em)

    yes you know you gotta love 'em with all your might (kiss 'em)

    and I'm here to tell you

    I know you gotta miss them

    (that's what girls are made for)

    dee ooh ooh ooh wah (fade)

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  21. The Spinners dispensed with the crippled syntax of poetry.

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  22. Good morning barflys. Quirk checking in before I have to leave for church.

    T, could you get me a coffee, black, with just a touch of the "hair of the dog."

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  23. "Rufus dear, I have lurked enough. Do not be surprised to hear from me again and woe is the he who will take on this she."

    Deuce, Whit, and T, excellent work. The bar seems to have developed a cache. They’re rolling in off of the street. You’ll soon need a doorman and a velvet rope.

    .

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  24. However, it does make me a little uneasy that she (one assumes) chose to side with Bob on the last stream. It seems to denote , in my opinion, some measure of instability.

    Of course it could actually be Bob.
    You know the problems he has with his various personas and the computer.

    And that picture, while classic, does look a little like Bob begore the operation.

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  25. "Before the operation."


    (Hurry with that coffee T)

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  26. Watch those exclamation marks Doug. I'll be heading for church soon.

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  27. Factually speaking, Stella sided with anonymous who went after Linear. I am not convinced Linear proved his case that Anonymous,
    posting after Bob, was Bob.

    Anyone can post as anonymous and past comments seem to be from different posters. The anonymous post immediately following Bob had a more aggressive and hostile tone than Bob.

    Bob, in tone, gets angry, but more in sorrow. Anonymous went directly at Linear to draw blood.

    That is not Bob.

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  28. Bob is very direct and takes pride in his authorship and wriiting. He is very talented and well read.

    Anonymous wanted a piece of Linear. I thought it to be a woman, but now I am unsure.

    Read the two together, one following the other and their is no common tone. There is no way that is Bob.

    bob said...
    I doubt the heroine of my doggeral would have behaved as you suggest, Quirk, as--

    She leaned a little
    Put her hand on his chest

    The area of the heart, not the genital.

    And,

    "But you seem to get me-
    I don't mean it that way-
    But understand me
    If you know what I mean"

    goodnight

    Sun Dec 27, 01:18:00 AM EST


    Anonymous said...
    So you fancy yourself as a linear thinker do you, you old limp dicked mysogynist has been.

    I hope you have a cat because that is as close as you will get to pussy without paying for it.

    Sun Dec 27, 01:34:00 AM EST

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  29. "Anonymous wanted a piece of Linear. I thought it to be a woman, but now I am unsure."

    Sounds like Bob to me.

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  30. Maybe Doug lost control of Sonia.

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  31. But thanks for the analysis Deuce.


    Oh T, skip the coffee and give me a hard on.

    Oops, sorry hard one.

    Shit, just give me a damn drink.

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  32. Officials Point to Suspect’s Claim of Qaeda Ties in Yemen

    The Nigerian man charged in a failed attack on a jet told investigators that he had obtained the explosives from an expert in Yemen linked to Al Qaeda. The suspect’s father had warned the U.S. about his son.

    Federal Criminal Complaint (pdf)
    Times Topics: Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

    Mr. Abdulmutallab’s name was not unknown to American authorities. His father, a prominent Nigerian banker, recently told officials at the United States Embassy in Nigeria that he was concerned about his son’s increasingly extremist religious views.

    As a result of his father’s warning, federal authorities in Washington opened an investigative file and Mr. Abdulmutallab’s name ended up in the American intelligence community’s central repository of information on known or suspected international terrorists.

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  33. MeLoDy would have motive. Trish wouldn't care and would not bother if she did.

    Now Desert Rat, he would have no chance of spelling misogyny, but then again he is not bashful about tearing into anyone and would not come to anyone's defense.

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  34. T, could you get me a coffee, black, with just a touch of the "hair of the dog.

    Beer is the breakfast of champions.

    Beer is the reason we even have a civilization. Nomadic hunter gatherers had enought to eat and generally plenty of leisure. But if you want beer, you had to settle down and ferment some. You want more beer, you have to plant more grain. Beer has been the drink of choice since the prehistory in Sumeria and Egypt.

    Then came wine and spirits and TV and internet and traffic jams and the final nail in the coffin: Starbucks

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  35. Seems I got lit the other night and had some unkind things to say about two former residents of this fair city.

    One would be widely understood; the other would be a mystery to most.

    The rule is to keep it all in the family so to speak (or at least to save it for the crappy book) but stubborn pride keeps me from deletion.

    Just remember, folks, you didn't hear a peep out of me until the end.










    Today's the big day in Iran. (Or was, given the time difference and curfews.) M. Ledeen must be all up and down the Corner with enthusiastic breaking posts and bulletins from his many Persian sources. But the day won't be complete without at least one lament to the effect that we're not walking around Qom in sandwich boards proclaiming our support.

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  36. As a result of his father’s warning, federal authorities in Washington opened an investigative file and Mr. Abdulmutallab’s name ended up in the American intelligence community’s central repository of information on known or suspected international terrorists.
    ---

    Had the explosive worked properly, there would have been nothing the passengers could have done...

    ---
    "The suspect’s name was inserted last month into the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment, or Tide.

    About 550,000 individuals are registered in the database. A subset of that is the Terrorist Screening Data Base, or T.S.D.B., which has about 400,000.

    By contrast, fewer than 4,000 names from the T.S.D.B. are on the “no-fly” list, and an additional 14,000 on a “selectee” list that calls for mandatory secondary screening, an Obama administration official said.

    At the time Mr. Abdulmutallab’s name was recorded in the Tide database in November, the official said, “there was insufficient derogatory information available” to warrant putting him in the T.S.D.B., no-fly or selectee lists, and so he was not on any watch list when he boarded the plane bound for Detroit.
    "

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  37. I've ordered red velvet rope and brass ring stands.

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  38. Maybe we shoould make our own name Change;

    Salon d'Elephant?

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  39. Patriotic Porn
    is our stock in trade.

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  40. Were you with Sonia all night?

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  41. "But the day won't be complete without at least one lament to the effect that we're not walking around Qom in sandwich boards proclaiming our support."
    ---
    Hopefully the IsREALis will do that instead of nuking the fuckers.

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  42. "Anonymous wanted a piece of Linear. I thought it to be a woman, but now I am unsure."

    Linear's not sure either.

    While you're up, bring me an Irish Coffee, T.

    I do hope Stella returns.

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  43. stated: you old limp dicked mysogynist has been.

    I call myself "limp dicked" all the time.... But the M word I'd have to cut and paste, even if I knew what it meant...

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  44. I'm ALWAYS with Sonia, these days.
    Thus the mellow outlook.

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  45. Just saw Janet Napolitano on "This Week".

    What a dick.

    She makes the point I pushed before. You can't trust the government to protect you. You have to take the responsibility yourself.

    When asked why the system didn't stop this guy she said that in fact it did. The passengers did their job. The crew did their job.

    But what about TSA? They notified the other 180 planes in the air what had happened. Duh?

    When asked how a guy who was on the terrorist watch list could get a US visa and be allowed on the plane she said "Well there are a lot of lists. He wasn't on the right one." Duh?

    When presented with results of a GOA report showing hundreds of millions spent on 10 new technologies for airport security over the last eight years and the fact that none of them have been deployed she said something to the effect that "technologies are continually evolving". Using that rationale I guess I would never buy a new computer.

    However, her final statement was comforting. The American public shouldn't worry unduly about terrorism. The system worked. The public did their job. The crew did their job. The TSA notified the other planes in the air (after the fact). Also, the government is reviewing it's processes. Sweet.

    As David Brooks just said on the same program:

    "The TSA procedures are not a security program. They are a job works program."

    The guy was Nigerian, he trained in Yemen, he was a mechanical engineer, he was radicalized, he's rich,his parents turned him in.

    What does it take to get on the "real" terrorist watch list? Having your name spelled wrong. Hell that's what happened to that Canadian guy who got renditioned to some black prison in Europe.

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  46. MeLoDy would have motive. Trish wouldn't care and would not bother if she did.

    The woods are full of suspects. Hell hath no fury etc.

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  47. "Just remember, folks, you didn't hear a peep out of me until the end."

    Don't worry Trish.

    Few at the bar listen to you.

    Less understand what you say.

    And absolutely no one remembers it.

    You're covered.


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  48. I'll be in the back for awhile looking for the names of those two perfumed princes, paa trish aaahhh referred to.

    I think it was "ed" and somebody.....

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  49. "Beer is the breakfast of champions.

    Beer is the reason we even have a civilization. Nomadic hunter gatherers had enought to eat and generally plenty of leisure. But if you want beer, you had to settle down and ferment some. You want more beer, you have to plant more grain. Beer has been the drink of choice since the prehistory in Sumeria and Egypt.

    Then came wine and spirits and TV and internet and traffic jams and the final nail in the coffin: Starbucks"


    Damn, T, all I asked for was a friggin cup of coffe.

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  50. I think MeLoDy is in Pennsylvania, maybe I'll investigate and see if she will volunteer and submit to an interview.

    I'll leave Stella for Linear.

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  51. 26. Annoy Mouse:

    “there was insufficient derogatory information available” to warrant putting him in the T.S.D.B., no-fly or selectee lists,…”

    That’s rich. I’ve been through secondary three times on a domestic flight.
    Wouldn’t want to insult a potential Jihadi or look like we were “profiling”.
    What a load of crap.

    We start with 550k then after a year and a million or more dollars we pare it down to 400k?

    Hardly seems worth it. If they want to come here so bad let them petition the state department.

    Do you think I can move and travel safely in Yemen? I doubt it.

    Any place that Americans cannot go safely should not have reciprocal rights to come here without a thorough screening and compelling cause.

    And if these people already on our shores will not pledge allegiance to the US they should be deported.

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  52. I thot you were in church, Quirk
    ???

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  53. The Rosecrucian ceremonies don't start til noon.


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  54. I've never posted anonymously.



    That said, I don't like to see bob being ripped into (for losing his online mind to the Fellatio Queen and Master of the Hydraulic Piano, noteworthy titles both). It's gushing weirdness, perhaps, but hardly worth getting nasty about.




    Pie is the breakfast of champions; beer, the occasional liquid lunch.

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  55. "It's gushing weirdness, perhaps, but hardly worth getting nasty about."
    ---
    It's an extremely slippery slope.
    You know that.
    Add Baby oil,
    EXTREMELY Slippery.

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  56. Excuse me, Mistress of the Hydraulic Piano.

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  57. Some people like to see an old dog still chasing cars even though he knows he can't catch them.

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  58. Well I'm out of here for a while.

    My wife finally got my cowl out of the dryer.

    I've got the "secret knowledge" crib notes printed on my arm.

    And, I don't want to be late.

    There's a holiday special at church today.

    "Really Secret Knowledge" marked down to $150.

    (And T, skip the coffee. I gotta go.)

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  59. "Some people..."

    Some people do, whit, and God bless 'em for it.

    On the other hand there seems to be a Spanky and the Gang dynamic, attempting to subvert Alfalfa's gooey obsession with Darla.

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  60. I hate to make a spectacle of myself, Whit. I'd never chase a car.

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  61. Scratch that last remark. I see I intruded in someone else's space.

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  62. Quirk: What does it take to get on the "real" terrorist watch list?

    Casually comment in the line that you'd hate to have a dead-end loser job like the TSA.

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  63. Fuck goats, dress your children as suicide bombers, never shower or bathe, beat your wives, memorize the Q'u'r'a'n, learn terrorist activities at a maddrassa, wipe your ass with sand, sell the donkey you fucked to a nearby village, marry a nine year-old, send your child off to an indoctrination camp, hijack a plane, hijack a ship, have your father turn you in, and what does Janet Napolitano say? "Sure, you're on our terror watchlist, but there's not enough information to actually keep you off the plane."

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  64. It was said a few years ago that AQ wouldn't attempt another mass casualty attack in the US until the higher headquarters figured it was time to sacrifice its digs in Pakistan for comfortable new quarters in Yemen. Their "arrangement" in Pakistan was cozy enough during those years when they were mostly keeping their heads down.

    In any event, it seems to be our misfortune to be always and forever squeezing a tube of toothpaste open at both ends.

    AQ has a known presence in at at least thirty nations, IIRC.

    That's quite a bit of territory.

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  65. Hm...anonymous could be me but it's not. I would love to take the credit and actually have thought about it but I don't think I could change my prose enough to hide an alias.

    At first I thought, wow, Bob grew a set of brass balls and is now fighting fire with fire. But after reading it again, I'm not sure.

    Anon and Stella are probably one in the same. That's what I'm guessing. Probably Bob's wife. You have to watch out for the the sweet innocent ones.

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  66. Normal in the US, is 97 males for every 100 females.

    Normal in the UAE is 219 males for every 100 females. There's a whole slew of Muslim countries on the shit end of that list. That's probably why they keep sending their assholes here to blow themselves up.

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  67. MLD: That's what I'm guessing. Probably Bob's wife. You have to watch out for the the sweet innocent ones.

    I knew Bob was in going to get in trouble when he started doing that Tiger Woods stuff.

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  68. The only thing that gets me, is the profile says she has been on since Dec 2006.

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  69. "I think MeLoDy is in Pennsylvania, maybe I'll investigate and see if she will volunteer and submit to an interview."

    What makes you think I live in Pa? I could be anywhere in the tri-state area.

    Would you like a ride to the airport? I am legal.

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  70. If Mrs WIO were to stumble on my thousands of blog posts she would roll her eyes and say "oh, that's where you spout your crap that you used to rant to me about, thank g-d I dont have to listen to you anymore"

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  71. So, in other words, we should just skip over all your rants because that's all they are is crap?

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  72. Interesting lyrics for "Stella by Starlight":

    The song a robin sings,
    Through years of endless springs,
    The murmur of a brook at evening tides.
    That ripples through a nook where two lovers hide.

    That great symphonic theme,
    That's Stella by starlight,
    And not a dream,
    My heart and I agree,
    She's everything on this earth to me.

    That great symphonic theme,
    That's Stella by starlight,
    And not a dream,
    My heart and i agree,
    She's everything on this earth to me.

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  73. Should that rattle my conviction and case that it is not Bob?

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  74. I don't his wife stumbled on the blog, I think he went to her or maybe his daughter.

    I'm just not convinced it's a common lurker that all of a sudden stepped in to defend, Bob. Unless, he's cheating on me and I'm not doing such a good job defending him. Damn, I knew I should have sent him that piano for Christmas.

    There goes my theory. It's not his wife. It's Bob. He's smart enough to change if he puts his mind to it.

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  75. MeLoDy said...
    So, in other words, we should just skip over all your rants because that's all they are is crap?


    Dear Melody,

    I skip over your posts since they say actually nothing of value...

    You are free to skip over mine...

    Mrs WIO is all to familiar with my rants and reasons behind them, although she doesnt want to hear them on a daily basis the actual truth of whom and how the bad guys try to murder us she knows all to well since she IN FACT has had at least 6 VERY CLOSE CALLS (close to death that is) by the very bad guys I rant about...

    She lives with the actual memories of actual events that none of us can fathom and since she has been 1st person involved, I will spare her my rants...

    I will also do everything in my weak, feeble power to fight back against those that sought and failed her destruction (within legal means)

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  76. Bob did say his wife's the understanding type.

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  77. Really, really understanding.

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  78. "anon" has posted here before on the Palin Sandpointe booksigning.

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  79. Whoa....slow your roll.

    I read what you say, I get who you are and I have compassion for what you believe in and fight for. I have nothing but respect for that.

    And you just proved why I don't say anything of value at this bar. I just made a joke and jumped down my throat for nothing and took it to a different level.

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  80. But everytime Bob posts as anon he'll tell you, usually, in the next post that it was him.

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  81. melody: And you just proved why I don't say anything of value at this bar. I just made a joke and jumped down my throat for nothing and took it to a different level.



    sorry, i miss a lot of humor.... my ass is wrapped too tight

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  82. And remember when he left the bar for a couple of months and then came back as Anonymous. I wasn't even reading that much and as soon as he came back, I knew it was him right off the bat.

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  83. But everytime Bob posts as anon he'll tell you, usually, in the next post that it was him.

    Sun Dec 27, 01:16:00 PM EST

    Exactly so. "Anon" posted on that thread right on the heels of a few bob comments.

    Anon is the Missus.

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  84. At least, this particular anon is the Missus.



    I will also do everything in my weak, feeble power to fight back against those that sought and failed her destruction (within legal means)

    Sun Dec 27, 01:00:00 PM EST

    Just keep in mind: Can break other country's laws. Just can't break your own's. Brazenly, anyway.

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  85. Also, I'm sorry you and wife had experience bad things like that. It must be hard. I completely understand.

    It doesn't hurt my feelings that you skip over my feeble, lack of value comments. But if you skip over them then there's no reason you should have to comment on them, either.

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  86. Men like Linear hate women because they want their attention and don't get it. There is no mystery. Bob believes that woman are natively nice, sweet but hopelessly wrong.

    I have been married to one of each. I and most woman prefer the Bob's of the world.

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  87. If Stella is indeed Mrs albob, then after T and MLD, she is really, really, really "understanding".

    I doubt that Stella is Mrs albob.

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  88. Sweet but hopelessly wrong?






    Bob. You bastard.

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  89. Oh, there's a clue. I know someone else here that uses the singular "woman" for women.

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  90. I think anon, not Stella, is the Missus.



    I also think Professor Plum did it with the wrench in the conservatory.

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  91. MeLoDy said...
    But if you skip over them then there's no reason you should have to comment on them, either.


    I only commented on your comment on mine...

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  92. Didn't someone recently go on about blue collar bars? This place certainly appears to be...ummm, not a blue collar bar per se but ...ummm a red-neck bar...I come sliding through the doors to smell the stale beer from last night and the regulars, as usual, propped back up at the bar combing over the entrails of last nights drunken bar fight...ummm, who was that masked bandit that slurrrrred out those nasty words, was it the Col. Mustard ripped on moonshine yet again???

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  93. "Sweet but hopelessly wrong"




    What, Trish said.

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  94. I don't fly much, so do not get to taste the pleasures of the security of the commons.

    I will grant that the United States is not at war with any African country, nor with Islam.

    This is not a new policy, for the United States. In fact it has been US policy for well over a decade, the border raids of 9-11-01 not causing a change in the course charted by US.

    The US has no quarrel with Islam, only specific individual criminals. In fact in the days after the 9-11-01 raid the only civilian folks in the air above the United States were Osama's immediate family. Exemplifying that not only was Islam not to blame, but neither was the bin Laden family nor Saudi Arabia.

    No clan, tribe or nation was to blame. Only Osama, Doc Z and their band of cross border jihadi.

    This is even the policy in Iraq and Afghanistan in combat actions by the US military. They arrest and prosecute the terrorists as criminal defendants.

    These are Federal policies of long standing.

    Why would anyone expect the civilian segments of the Federal government to act more robustly?

    Either at home or abroad.

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  95. Well, Whit we're waiting. But, I think I know you well enough that you will keep this secret to yourself.

    And where is Bob, today? It's not Tee shirt Thursday at the casino.

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  96. errr, redneck bar isn't right either...wingnut bar, that's it! I mean, drunken fights amongst the wailing about the Sorry BIG ASS US GOV. being so PC that it even lets muslims AND Nigerians fly into the continental USA - the horrors, the horrors.

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  97. god forbid that anyone would let a muslim nigerian get on a US plane.

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  98. Didn't someone recently go on about blue collar bars?

    - Ash

    I will helpfully remind you that I kept it to one sentence.

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  99. Ash: god forbid that anyone would let a muslim nigerian get on a US plane.

    Oh well, he got his:

    Abdulmutallab suffered second-degree burns in his genital area, investigators told ABC News.

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  100. Kind of makes it hard to enjoy your 72 raisins, eh?

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  101. Ash said...
    god forbid that anyone would let a muslim nigerian get on a US plane.


    Ash, you ignorant slut...

    1. the jackass had no passport
    2. England threw him and would not let him back in and that is quite a high bar to jump since they almost let any hezbollah or hamas member visit
    3. his father turned him in and he was on the USA watch list
    4. He had ZERO luggage
    5. He had ties with KNOWN jihadists


    Enough for your appeasing pansy ass yet ash?

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  102. Ash is establishing his credentials for a job in Obama's TSA.

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  103. You disparage, yet here you are, back at the bar, trolling.

    What is about this place?

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  104. Of course he had a passport, WiO, along with a visa. Can't fly internationally on US flagged carrier without it.

    The visa's the thing and the consular section that issued it is undoubtedly a very, very unhappy place to be right now.

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  105. The no checked baggage thing would be a security flag, but not an automatic denial of boarding.







    And thanks, whoever you were, for possibly guaranteeing that I get one lousy carry-on going home. Unless my specialness still grants me two.

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  106. Off Topic...

    January 6-7th is the Orthodox Christmas.

    Please think of the treatment and freedom they have from bethlehem, iraq, afghanistan, cairo & iran....

    copts, bahai, kurds & more...

    wake up in the morning and say "thank g-d it's aint auschwitz...."

    and dont forget those that are living a hell just because it's not PC to shout about it...

    oh, yeah and I'm a war criminal.......

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  107. Ash is establishing his credentials for a job in Obama's TSA.

    Sun Dec 27, 02:44:00 PM EST

    Au contraire, that would be me. And I'm going to make all of you not simply remove your belts and shoes, but name all the US Presidents, recite the Boy Scout Pledge, sing something from the Partridge Family anthology, and do the Hokey Pokey. Before herding you off into the colon screening room.

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  108. Wasn't me and wasn't the wife.

    e-mail from my wife this morning--

    A very old man lay dying in his bed. In death's doorway, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite chocolate chip cookie wafting up the stairs.

    He gathered his remaining strength and lifted himself from the bed. Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even greater effort forced himself down the stairs, gripping the railing with both hands.

    With labored breath, he leaned against the door frame, gazing into the kitchen. Were it not for death's agony, he would have thought himself already in heaven.

    There, spread out up on newspapers on the kitchen table were literally hundreds of his favorite chocolate chip cookies.

    Was it heaven? Or was it one final act of heroic love from his devoted wife, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man?

    Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself toward the table. The aged and withered hand, shaking, made its way to a cookie at the edge of the table, when he was suddenly smacked with a spatula by his wife.

    "Stay out of those," she said. "They're for the funeral.


    just coincidentally. She forwards to me stuff from her friend she thinkgs funny.


    Sometimes I think this place is a little like being at an Apache Dog Shit Eating Ceremony, and not knowing what the hell is going on.

    (I think it was the Apaches)

    Goodmorning Melody. We've got to quit meeting like this :)

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  109. Let's skip the foreplay Trish and go right to the good stuff.

    .

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  110. A very old man lay dying in his bed. In death's doorway, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite chocolate chip cookie wafting up the stairs.

    He gathered his remaining strength and lifted himself from the bed. Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even greater effort forced himself down the stairs, gripping the railing with both hands.

    With labored breath, he leaned against the door frame, gazing into the kitchen. Were it not for death's agony, he would have thought himself already in heaven.

    There, spread out up on newspapers on the kitchen table were literally hundreds of his favorite chocolate chip cookies.

    Was it heaven? Or was it one final act of heroic love from his devoted wife, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man?

    Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself toward the table. The aged and withered hand, shaking, made its way to a cookie at the edge of the table, when he was suddenly smacked with a spatula by his wife.

    "Stay out of those," she said. "They're for the funeral.




    excellent, I shall pass it along asap thanks

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  111. At a little small gathering this afternoon, spotted a computer, checked in and Trish gave me and a few others a hearty laugh with little ditty:
    Au contraire, that would be me. And I'm going to make all of you not simply remove your belts and shoes, but name all the US Presidents, recite the Boy Scout Pledge, sing something from the Partridge Family anthology, and do the Hokey Pokey. Before herding you off into the colon screening room.

    Do the Hokey Pokey.

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  112. Well, bob. So much for trying my hand at the Scooby Doo mystery.



    5. He had ties with KNOWN jihadists

    - What Is

    But he wasn't deemed an AVIATION threat.







    Isn't bureaucratic forensics fun, fun, fun?










    You are hereby assigned Nurse Diesel for the "good stuff."

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  113. Ash, I realize facts vex you but perhaps you missed this little item this past summer:


    LAGOS, Nigeria -- A week of brutal violence in northern Nigeria has spurred questions over whether an obscure homegrown religious fundamentalist group represents a broader threat to national security in Africa's most populous nation.

    More than 800 people were killed last week during fighting between an Islamic fundamentalist group calling itself Boko Haram, and Nigerian security forces. The clashes spread across several northern states.

    A Red Cross worker in the northern city of Maiduguri, where most of the fighting occurred, said that 780 bodies had been collected in the past few days, and that at least 3,600 Maiduguri residents had been displaced. Officials in Bauchi, where the violence began, had earlier confirmed more than 50 deaths.

    Rights groups say many civilians were among those killed, though exact figures remain unknown. Police say most of the dead were militants.


    They are Nigerians and Muslims. Not the same as Swedes, Swiss, Mennonites, Mormons, Japanese, Italians or Icelanders, wouldn't you agree?

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  114. Ash reminded me that I have been negligent in getting Field Negro's take:

    Saturday, December 26, 2009

    More Terror!

    I have to interrupt my vacation with a quick post. The "Breaking News"of the day is that a very radicalized young Nigerian from an affluent family, decided to ruin Christmas for a bunch of innocent folks. The president was informed of his actions and has declared him a terrorist. Fortunately, he was caught and the counter- terrorism folks are all over it.

    Now my question is this: Are there more Umar Famoul Abdul Mutallabs out there? And if there are, were they working in concert with this genius? I use the word genius facetiously of course, because there is nothing genius about this guy.

    Umar, you had a chemical engineering degree, I am guessing you are smart enough to know better than trying to kill your fellow human beings . Religion can be a beautiful thing, but it sure can make people do some crazy things.

    Also, for all of you black folks who thought that only Arabs were going to be profiled, think again. This Nigerian brotha just changed the game for some of us Negroes here in A-merry-ca. Thank you Umar. Now my flight home will be delayed due to increased security and longer lines.

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  115. From Mat In Response To A Questin By Me

    -----

    That Janet N. is a work or art.

    The system might work if the people's better sense would ever prevail.

    Let's give that Dane that jumped the guy a hearty round of applause.

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  116. Teresita said...

    Fuck goats, dress your children as suicide bombers, never shower or bathe, beat your wives, memorize the Q'u'r'a'n, learn terrorist activities at a maddrassa, wipe your ass with sand, sell the donkey you fucked to a nearby village, marry a nine year-old, send your child off to an indoctrination camp, hijack a plane, hijack a ship, have your father turn you in, and what does Janet Napolitano say?

    "Sure, you're on our terror watchlist, but there's not enough information to actually keep you off the plane."


    ---
    What's up w/the sarcasm?

    Feeling jealous cause you're not Fellatio Queen and Master of the Hydraulic Piano?

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  117. The colon screening IS the Hokey Pokey

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  118. Fire Napolitano [Jonah Goldberg]

    Understandbly, the White House is trying very hard to get out in front of the would-be Christmas bomber story. The head of the Department of Homeland Security isn't helping.
    I watched her on three shows and each time she was more annoying, maddening and absurd than the previous appearance. It is her basic position that the "system worked" because the bureaucrats responded properly after the attack. That the attack was "foiled" by a bad detonator and some civilian passengers is proof, she claims, that her agency is doing everything right. That is just about the dumbest thing she could say, on the merits and politically.

    I would wager that not one percent of Americans think the system is "working" when terrorists successfully get bombs onto planes (and succeed in activating them). Probably even fewer think it's fair that they have to take off their shoes, endure delays and madness while a known Islamic radical — turned in by his own father — can waltz onto a plane (and into the country). DHS had no role whatsoever in assuring that this bomb didn't go off. By her logic if the bomb had gone off, the system would have "worked" since it has done everything right.

    Napolitano has a habit of arguing that DHS is a first responder outfit. Its mission is to deal with "man-caused-disasters" afer they occur. It appears she really believes it. If the White House wants to assure people that it takes the war on terror seriously (a term Robert Gibbs used this morning by the way), they could start by firing this patently unqualified hack.

    Here she is her own words, RealClearPolitics.

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  119. Fellatio queen, what part of lesbian don't you understand?

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  120. Probe of USS Cole Bombing Unravels

    A week after the Cole bombing, President Bill Clinton vowed to hunt down the plotters and promised, "Justice will prevail." In March 2002, President Bush said his administration was cooperating with Yemen to prevent it from becoming "a haven for terrorists." He added: "Every terrorist must be made to live as an international fugitive with no place to settle or organize, no place to hide, no governments to hide behind and not even a safe place to sleep."

    Since then, Yemen has refused to extradite Badawi and an accomplice to the United States, where they have been indicted on murder charges.

    Other Cole conspirators have been freed after short prison terms. At least two went on to commit suicide attacks in Iraq.

    "After we worked day and night to bring justice to the victims and prove that these Qaeda operatives were responsible, we're back to square one," said Ali Soufan, a former FBI agent and a lead investigator into the bombing. "Do they have laws over there or not? It's really frustrating what's happening."

    To this day, al-Qaeda trumpets the attack on the Cole as one of its greatest military victories. It remains an improbable story:
    how two suicide bombers smiled and waved to unsuspecting U.S. sailors in Aden's harbor as they pulled their tiny fishing boat alongside the $1 billion destroyer and blew a gaping hole in its side.

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  121. What part of sarcasm do you not understand?

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  122. The Joos did it!

    Barbara Bodine - Ambassador to Yemen During USS Cole Attack

    Bodine, who is Jewish, was the Ambassador to Yemen. When the USS Cole was attacked, the FBI sent a team led by John O’Neill who immediately suspected Israeli involvement. Bodine started an intense political battle to oust O’Neill. Bodine wanted to control the investigation, and resented the fact that suddenly there were hundreds of FBI personnel in the country.

    Albright provided a handful of State Department personnel to watch the investigation.

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  123. ...they could start by firing this patently unqualified hack.

    Careful there, Jonah. Next thing you know, you'll be labeled a misogynist.

    Being in good company is small consolation for the ostracism and, sniff, social isolation.

    .

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  124. This is the time of year when the geese really V-up around here, thirty or more, big long string of geese in the sky.
    They don't really go anywhere though, life is too easy here, just back and forth from the wheat fields and rivers.

    I'm kinda jealous.Sometimes I wish I could just fly away to where ever I want. I'd go by myself though.

    I got a C-Crane wind up flash light and radio combo, and an automatic lottery number generator for Christmas.

    The wife got a Sarah Palin signed book.

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  125. It isn't much of a radio though. I really wouldn't recommend it. You could get yourself a little light in an emergency though. But it isn't very solidly built. Maybe it has a life time warranty, which I expect to be about 6 months, with moderate use, which means once in a while.

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  126. Indictments of terrorists who have essentially declared war on you, assigning Geneva Accord protections to those terrorists, requiring that the terrorists be tried in US civil court. Humbug!

    WAGE WAR, DAMMIT!

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  127. December 27, 2009
    Percy Sutton dies; His Obama revelation omitted from obituaries
    Thomas Lifson

    Legendary lawyer and politician Percy Sutton has died at the age of 89, and the major media are omitting mention of one of his most notable acts. The former Borough President of Manhattan, Sutton had a long and distinguished career as a lawyer (he was Malcolm X's attorney) and media mogul, who purchased radio stations in New York and other cities, making them into high rated black-oriented outlets. He also purchased and renovated (thereby saving from the wrecking ball) New York's legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem. To top it off, Sutton was member of the Tuskegee Airmen, one of the most celebrated groups in military aviation circles. A man of great accomplishment, whatever else one might think about his politics, and a man worthy of great respect.


    However, one of Sutton's most notable moments is absent from the media hagiographies I have seen: he stated on television that he knew that an Islamic supremacist, Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, and advisor to a wealthy Saudi, had paid for Barack Obama's education at Harvard Law School.


    Exactly how young Barack Obama, a man of slender means, managed to pay for a Harvard Law degree has long been a mystery, and the President has not been forthcoming about any details of his elite education.


    Am. Thinker article, has a video of Sutton speaking


    "If the politcal winds change, I'll stand with the muslims" I recall Obama saying.

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  128. 9-11 Diary

    Before the lecture Hauer, who I have known for years, confided that he had just been involved that morning in identifying the body of a close friend, John O'Neill, who died in the WTC. Hauer said "body", but from what else he indicated it was obvious O'Neill's remains were nothing the family ought to view.

    Hauer hasn't slept in days. He is haggard and jittery. Distraught.

    "John O'Neill was head of the FBI's counterterrorism branch in Washington," Hauer told me privately. "He led every important investigation you can name --- the USS Cole, Tanzania, Kenya bombings. He retired three weeks ago. I helped him get the job as head of security for the World Trade Center. And the irony is the guy he chased for most of his career killed him."

    When Lederberg spoke of his fears for the future Hauer thought of O'Neill.

    My dear friend Karen told me this morning that she has been overcome by a sense of doom. I have not. I truly believe that New York will triumph, grow, and be a better city and community five years from now than it has ever previously been.

    But I confess that, for the first time in my life, I now believe in the concept of evil.

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  129. "And the irony is the guy he chased for most of his career killed him."

    Both O'neill's and Rescorla's stories could not be more ironic,
    but then, it seems our PC universe breeds irony, terror, and multiple other nightmares.

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  130. Upon whom, whit?

    Where?

    All the usual suspects have been cleared, that's already been slam dunked!

    Should we send a Combat Division to Nigeria?

    Or will just a Brigade do.

    We couldn't even send a Battalion of Rangers to Tora Bora.

    Back when the gettin' was 'good'.

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  131. Then there is Somalia, where the Islamoids control a good segment of the country.

    But then, at the top of the list, if we're going to really bring down death from above, the Sudan.

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  132. "We couldn't even send a Battalion of Rangers to Tora Bora."
    ---
    We minimized US Casualties.
    Mission Accomplished!

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  133. Yemen, do we occupy that wasteland, too?

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  134. As the vast quantities of cocaine and marijuana attest to, both the southern and northwest frontiers of the lower 48 are porous, at best.

    While the US could, if push came to shove, limit access to US air carriers and entry visas for Muslims in a profiled grouping.

    But it would be hard pressed to get such a ban on travel throughout the Americas. At least in the short term.

    Squeeze the balloon, it'll bulge elsewhere, changing shape as it does.

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  135. No Hope in Dope!
    ...or for dopes, for that matter.

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  136. 35. hon kee mufo:


    Mark: I’ll worry about terrorists with anthrax when there is any indication that they have or will have any; so far the only person to use a biological weapons for political violence on it was a right-wing pro-war domestic terrorist. I live in an _extremely_ high-risk area and have for most of the decade so my money is firmly placed in my mouth.

    And an ill-conceived invasion would be a $700,000,000,000 campaign to depose a secular dictator who was a long-standing enemy of the most bellicose Islamic nation in the region characterized by rampant war profiteering and untrue casus belli that incidentally killed more Americans than 9/11. In terms of cost to America and affirmation of Islamicist narratives Al Qaeda couldn’t have done a better job themselves.

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  137. ah, yes, facts are simple, facts are straight and there are some Nigerian Muslims out to kill poor little ole Americans. I'm trying to figure out how the TSA classes for new recruits and helping the current ones bone up for future airport operations - all muslims especially Nigerian ones, and Saudis, and Yemeni's and Somalis, and, well, any fucker with a brown skin tone who could be Muslim will be subject to denial of boarding...or should we not be quite that radical and simply single all tanned folk out for extra scrutiny?

    And should these more rational security measures be found lacking (i.e. some damn tanned fool who manages to manufacture underwear out of a flammable substance) shall we bemoan the failure of our beloved nanny federal government and call for the sitting presidents head?

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  138. "What's really difficult for me is that I know he had a choice," Susan says. "He chose to go back in there. I know he would never have left until everyone was safe, until his mission was accomplished. That was his nature. That was the man I loved. So I can understand why he went back. What I can't understand is why I was left behind."

    Dan Hill says that Susan will understand someday, as he does. "What she doesn't understand is that she knew him for four or five years. She knew a sixty-two-year-old man with cancer. I knew him as a hundred-and-eighty-pound, six-foot-one piece of human machinery that would not quit, that did not know defeat, that would not back off one inch. In the middle of the greatest battle of Vietnam, he was singing to the troops, saying we're going to rip them a new asshole, when everyone else was worrying about dying. If he had come out of that building and someone died who he hadn't tried to save, he would have had to commit suicide.

    "I've tried to tell Susan this, in a way, but she's not ready yet for the truth. In the next weeks or months, I'll get her down here, and we'll take a walk along the ocean, and I'll explain these things. You see, for Rick Rescorla, this was a natural death. People like Rick, they don't die old men. They aren't destined for that and it isn't right for them to do so. It just isn't right, by God, for them to become feeble, old, and helpless sons of bitches. There are certain men born in this world, and they're supposed to die setting an example for the rest of the weak bastards we're surrounded with."

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  139. Rescorla was a coward compared to our hero Ash!

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  140. depose the king and declare war of course...

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  141. He who daily strains his brain to come up with the innane.

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  142. Although the results resemble brain strained through a collander.

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  143. man, o, man, I think I came up with the ultimate terrorist weapon - the game changer:

    flammable underwear with a flint lock zipper. HOW THE HECK CAN WE GUARD AGAINST THAT...














    ... we could go COMMANDO!

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  144. Dear FRONTLINE,

    I watched the Man Who Knew after listening to all (or most) of the 9/11 Commission session with Thomas Pickard. I am astonished that not one of the commissioners asked Pickard: a) why the FBI, for petty bureaucratic reasons, drove their foremost expert on Al Qaeda out of the FBI during the very period in summer 2001 when threat intelligence indicators regarding Al Qaeda were rising most rapidly, and b) under oath what role Picard personally played in driving O'Neil out. To the contrary I remember at least one commissioner who complimented Pickard on his distinguished public service.
    ... I am saddended and angry that the 9/11 Commission has not followed the very clear leads on 9/11 responsibility that Frontline provided.


    William Bowen
    Salt Lake City, Utah

    FRONTLINE's editors respond:

    In the 9/11 Commission hearings in mid April 2004, John O'Neill's name briefly surfaced during FBI Director Robert Mueller's testimony. And O'Neill was cited by commission member Richard Ben-Veniste in his questioning of Louis Freeh. former FBI director. Here is that excerpt from the transcript.

    Ben-Veniste to Freeh: " ìYou have re-emphasized this morning the fact that the New York office of the FBI, which was led by James Calstrom [sic] and then Barry Mawn and John OíNeill, particularly focused on the Al Qaeda terrorist threat. In fact, John OíNeill perished in the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001, at the hands of cowards who murdered civilian men, women and children, people who John OíNeill had hunted with a determination that sometimes bordered on an obsession. Indeed, in January 2001, OíNeillís concerns stimulated an interagency group white paper urging greater protection of federal buildings in Lower Manhattan. And that white paper noted that, Osama bin Laden, his Al Qaeda organization and affiliated extremists group currently pose a clear and immediate threat to U.S. interests. Do you recall discussions with John Oíneill about the threats from Al Qaeda or others that might occur within the United States?î

    Freeh: ìYes, I do, and particularly in that time frame. . . .î [In the rest of his response, Mr. Freeh does not pick up on the OíNeill reference.]

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  145. ummmm, sorry, REQUIRE that everyone fly COMMANDO!!

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  146. ...the mission was accomplished as a proof of concept, Ashley!

    Detroit would still be smoldering but for a minor malfunction.

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  147. If BHO only knew your talents, he'd appoint you Common Cents Czar!

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  148. all we need is a better nanny state, right doug?

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  149. ...or should we go the other way and free up the rules so that every airplane passenger has a right to bear arms - it shore is in the constitution. Maybe the founding fathers really did have all the answers.

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  150. A Tazor under every seat, ash, along with the flotation device.

    Or, they drop from the overhead compartment, along with the O2 masks.

    We'd have to have some field testing, of course.

    But no chance of a spontaneous decompression, while no one could stand against 200 passengers, all ready to taze a terrorist.

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  151. Ashley simply is not a mature person.
    In fact, like virtually all of the Left, he is not even a serious one.

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  152. Just a little more investigation, doug, and you too will be asserting that 911 was a Bush admin. job.

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  153. heheh Rat, I think you've got something there! And if Doug were sitting beside me getting belligerant --- ZAPPPPP!!!!

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  154. So, Ash, we're contemplating changing the name of the Elephant Bar to Apache Dog Shit Eating Ceremony Bar.

    Whaddya think?

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  155. ...cause the would be the determining factor.

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  156. I get to handle the hydralic control.

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  157. I can't imagine why she wouldn't be.


    We can sell those baseball caps I saw in Key West declaring quite succintly, "Life Is Crap." We'll just add a little additional embroider, "Enjoy It The Apache Way!"

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  158. Elephant Bar Sitcom

    Casting Director's Report

    Klaus Nomi selected to portray Ash in blockbuster sitcom.

    Critics applaud the choice of Nomi to fill the role of the unfailingly nuanced, but constantly liberal, visitor to the bar. Ash, of whom it has been said, "Is he a fucking masochist, or what?" claims to be an American residing in Canada.


    .

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  159. linear is being mean again,NE

    linear is being mean again,

    DEUCE!!! WHIT!!!

    LINEAR IS BEING MEAN AGAIN.

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  160. Hi, Ash.

    I hope you had a nice holiday.

    We've missed you.

    .

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  161. Meanwhile, out on the farm, from the latest USDA Newsletter--

    "In the past year the economy, inclement weather, drought and other factors have hurt many farming operations around the country. These events pushed some farmers to the emotional breaking point. Watchin their livelihood being threatened is difficult for farmers and ranchers and for those who care about them.

    If you know a farmer or rancher who is under stress and is reluctant to ask for help call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline or if you just need to talk to someone, call 1-800 273 TALK. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center, where trained staffers are available 24/7".


    It's a serious problem sometimes, in farm country.

    The Apache Dog Shit Eating Ceremony was a real thing. Found it in Campbell. The conception was, if the divine presence pervades the world, it must be present, however unseen, in all disgusting, repulsive things and situations too, however incomprehensible, and this ceremony conditioned one to accept that fact.

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  162. Ash, why so emotional over the Nigerian Muslim that wanted to kill Americans he did not know?

    You are not upset that he would want to come to the US to murder, but you are that we would want to discriminate against him from enetring the US without a very careful and thorough investigation.

    This single incident is going to convenience millions of American citizens. What benefit is there to the US to continue to allow entry from countries and people that wish to damage and destroy us? There is none.

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  163. I've been missed? I dunno linear, there has been plenty of fighting going on without me. Heck, just like those pesky Iranian protesters, don't the patrons know it's Christmas? Peace and good will to all...

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  164. Okay new post on the EB, move all the sarcasm over there.

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  165. I'm not upset just amused at all the knickers in a twist over a guy trying to ignite some powder strapped to his leg. Heck, it isn't only here, CNN seems to be all airport security all the time today.

    The story dovetails so nicely with so many themes - airport security, racial profiling, police action vs WAR ON TERROR, the nanny state, fear, one person messing it up for all of us.

    Sheesh, is Nigeria now on the invasion list?

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  166. I still remember seein' him in the backyard
    Just a-pickin' and a-paintin' away
    Woo, woo, woo, woo

    Ooh, my brothers and sisters still talk about how
    Daddy lost his temper that day
    You see, he built a picket fence from the garage to the house
    Well, Sam, tell me what I say
    The same day the garbage man backed into the fence
    And the whole darn thing gave way
    You should have been there

    Daddy couldn't read
    Daddy couldn't write
    One thing daddy sure could do right
    He could swear
    Oh, Lord
    I declare
    Yes, he could, y'all
    Daddy could swear, I declare
    Yes, he could, y'all

    Tell'em about
    Tell about your daddy


    He'll probably go out
    (Talkin' about daddy)
    Cursin', just a-fussin'
    And a-bein' mad
    But I hope the good lord will understand
    That daddy's is just bein' my dad

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  167. I'm not upset just amused--yeppers, and therein lies your problem.

    If the guy next to you on the plane had primacord in his knickers, you might be upset, and not amused, as you and your knickers fly to the other world, in a twist.

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  168. The conception was, if the divine presence pervades the world, it must be present, however unseen, in all disgusting, repulsive things (save Doug, the universe's lone exception) and this ceremony conditioned one to accept that fact.

    Sun Dec 27, 08:54:00 PM EST

    That's one helluva merit badge, I will admit.

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  169. Ash said...
    "I'm not upset just amused at all the knickers in a twist over a guy trying to ignite some powder strapped to his leg."

    Ash, I can't say that I am surprised at your amusement, it was only one airplane after all and there are plenty more out there.

    I think you have a problem with white Americans. So let me color the situation, retone the cast of players, look at the negative.

    Here goes, listen up.

    Let's pretend that the plane was a church filled with black people and some white klansman closed the doors and just threw a little liquid over the church and set it on fire.

    Would that twist your knickers?

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  170. There was a poem found in some Jewish ghetto, scrawled on a wall, during the worst of WWII, that expressed something of the same thing, Trish. You may have read it somewhere, it's kind of famous.

    O Lord of the Universe, I see Thee not, hear Thee not, yet I know Thou art here....

    Memory fails for the quote, but the sense is kind of the same.

    Same kind of ceremony can be found among the Hindus, I believe. Eating rotten human flesh, that kind of thing.

    Dialogueing with Ash, that kind of thing...

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  171. It's a beautiful sentiment, bob, just one I think with limited practical application.

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  172. If you want to see Ash's knickers twisted, let a Christian pull out a Bible on a flight.

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  173. I believe he would turn blue with apoplexy.

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