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happygambler34 7 posts  |  Last Activity: Jun 20, 2016 2:09 PM Member since: Sep 27, 2000

    Some men carry and handle their diplomacy better than others. When former U.S. Military commander in Afghanistan, General McChrystal, was called
    into the Oval Office by Barack Obama, he knew things weren't going to go well when the President accused him of not supporting him in his political role as President.�

    "It's not my job to support you as a politician, Mr. President, it's my job to support you as Commander-in-Chief,"� McChrystal replied, and he handed Obama his resignation.� Not satisfied with accepting McChrystal's resignation, the President made a cheap parting shot.� "I bet when I die you'll be happy to #$%$ on my grave."�

    The General saluted and said, "Mr. President, I always told myself after leaving the Army I'd never stand in line again."�

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 Jun 20, 2016 11:12 AM Flag

    DOJ releases redacted Orlando gunman's 911 calls


    The Orlando gunman identified himself as an Islamic soldier and pledged allegiance multiple times to a redacted person in transcripts released Monday morning of phone calls made during the June 12 slaughter.

    Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded 53 more inside gay nightclub Pulse. He was later killed in a shootout with police.

    “Praise be to go God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God [in Arabic]. I let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings,” Omar Mateen told a 911 dispatcher during a 50-second phone call in the midst of the massacre.


    Sure. The Orlando terrorist, Omar Mateen, was a Muslim, from a devout family, who happened to marry Muslim women and attend his mosque regularly… but that doesn’t mean that the mass killing he recently carried out was Islamic terrorism. Sure, he told people on social media that he was doing it for Islam. He shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he committed the terrible act. He called the police and pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS). But NONE of that means that this was a Muslim terrorist attack on Orlando and America.

    At least it doesn’t mean these things if you’re a member of the insane Obama administration. How do I know this? Because the Obama administration just told us so.

    On Sunday, the Obama team sent Attorney General Loretta Lynch out to make the rounds spinning the story and telling America that the attack was a “Hate Crime” not “Islamic terrorism.”

    Then on NBC’s Meet the Press, Lynch went further by informing Americans that the FBI would release a partial transcript of Omar Mateen’s conversation with negotiators, but that they would be redacting any talk of Islam. Why? Why not. The Obama administration has long been suspected of aiding and abetting the Islamist threat against America, and with just a few months left on duty… they now seem prepared to continue their anti-American activity in the open.

    “What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of alleigance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda,” Lynch told Chuck Todd. “We are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance [to the Islamic State].”

    This perspective on the attack is simply ridiculous. Mateen may not have been as openly or aggressively pro-terrorist in his life, but the FBI had investigated him a couple of times for his connections to Middle East terrorists, and yes, he even appeared on a terrorist watch list for a while because of his ties to Islamists. Beyond that, RCP gives a few more examples proving Mateen’s terrorist ideology.


    According to Joseph Farah at WND, “Obama just preemptively pardoned Hillary,” when he inserted himself into the federal investigation of Hillary Clinton’s crimes. Farah points out what Obama said to Fox News’ Chris Wallace about Hillary Clinton

    She did not jeopardize America’s national security secrets;

    Politics will not influence the outcome of the massive FBI investigation and his Justice Department’s decision about possible prosecution;

    She was “careless” in terms of managing her emails;

    The scandal needs to be put in “perspective” because Hillary “served her country” and
    did an outstanding job;

    “She would never intentionally put America in any kind of jeopardy.”

    According to Hillary, however, there is no way she will be indicted or led away in handcuffs over the matter.

    Yet, even Obama administration mouthpiece MSNBC was stunned by Obama’s remarks:

    “Can you guys believe what you just heard?” asked, Joe Scarborough.

    His co-host, Mika Brzenzinkski, answered, “He said he wasn’t going to talk to the attorney general about the pending investigation, but he just did, as he did back in October when he said, ‘No national security issues here. Nothing to see, move along.'”

    “And he just did it again!” Scarborough added. “And then in the same interview said, ‘I’m not talking to my attorney general about it.’ Talk about a rigged process.”

    Scarborough then pointed out that Obama has been “more aggressive with reporters about classified secrets being leaked than any president.”

    “Are the president’s standards much lower when it comes to America’s national security than his own State Department?” he asked.

    “It’s as if he’s like the Clinton campaign communications director in trying to exonerate her before the investigation is completed,” Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin added.

    As for his co-host, she responded that if Obama was going to campaign for Hillary, he “may as well endorse her.”

    Farah explains:

    “Anyone objectively looking at the evidence publicly available against Hillary Clinton understands the seriousness of the case. It wasn’t just a matter of ‘carelessness’ on her part. It was a matter of knowingly violating all of the laws and regulations guiding national security secrets. Others have gone to prison for similar offenses regardless of whether they were matters of “carelessness” or not. Top officials like the secretary of state are supposed to set a higher standard for guarding secrets. They are not supposed to be ‘careless.’

    “And what does it say about someone aspiring to be president that she was ‘careless’ in dealing with national security matters? Is that a vote of confidence?” adds Farah. “Is that a ringing endorsement?

    “In effect, Obama just preemptively pardoned Hillary. Add that to a long list of impeachable offenses he has committed over the last seven years.”

    It’s more than an endorsement– it’s one criminal scratching another criminal’s back. And Americans have Obama’s word, whatever that is worth, that Hillary will not be treated any differently by the Department of InJustice than anyone else.

  • Reply to

    Unemployment Rate FALLS To 4.7% YAAAAY!!!!!

    by budman_77_2000 Jun 3, 2016 12:36 PM
    happygambler34 happygambler34 Jun 3, 2016 1:39 PM Flag

    U.S. job creation weak

    U.S. unemployment fell to 4.7%, the lowest rate since 2007. But job creation was very weak.
    The U.S. economy only added 38,000 jobs in May, according to the Labor Department. It was the worst monthly job gain since 2010.

    It's also well below April's meager job gains of 123,000. Job creation in the last two months has been markedly below the average of 200,000 jobs created per month over the past couple years.

    The drop in unemployment came as more disheartened Americans stopped looking for jobs and dropped out of the labor force in May.
    'It's a pretty gloomy report, hard to find a silver lining in this one," says Curt Long, chief economist at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions.

    Why were job gains so low: About 36,000 Verizon employees didn't report to their jobs to participate a strike for 6 weeks. That brought down the numbers. Another key factor -- the U.S. economy is considered to be at or near "full employment" and it's expected that hiring will slow down to a certain degree.

    Why did unemployment rate drop: Not for good reasons. More Americans stopped looking for work and fell out of the workforce. That means they aren't counted in the labor force and that brings down the jobless rate. In recent months, more Americans had been coming back into the job market. Now the trend appears to be hitting a plateau.

  • Reply to

    Ken Starr the Rape Enabler

    by al.gore26 Jun 1, 2016 3:06 PM
    happygambler34 happygambler34 Jun 1, 2016 6:16 PM Flag

    1) One BJ between consenting adults: waste $70 million of taxpayer money
    2) Multiple counts of rape by the school 's football players: Zero time or effort spent investigating.


    The 1st found President of the United States committed perjury and obstruction of justice, for which he was impeached.

    The 2nd involves crimes committed by students at a public, for which adminitrators were fired for negligence of duty.

    Apples and oranges

  • The State Department, in a stunning admission, acknowledged Wednesday that an official intentionally deleted several minutes of video footage from a 2013 press briefing, where a top spokeswoman seemed to acknowledge misleading the press over the Iran nuclear deal.

    “There was a deliberate request [to delete the footage] – this wasn’t a technical glitch,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said Wednesday, in admitting that an unidentified official had a video editor “excise” the segment.

    The State Department had faced questions earlier this year over the block of missing tape from a December 2013 briefing. At that briefing, then-spokeswoman Jen Psaki was asked by Fox News’ James Rosen about an earlier claim that no direct, secret talks were underway between the U.S. and Iran – when, in fact, they were.

    Psaki at the time seemed to admit the discrepancy, saying: “There are times where diplomacy needs privacy in order to progress. This is a good example of that.”

    However, Fox News later discovered the Psaki exchange was missing from the department’s official website and its YouTube channel. Eight minutes from the briefing, including the comments on the Iran deal, were edited out and replaced with a white-flash effect.

    Officials initially suggested a "glitch" occurred.

    But on Wednesday, current State Department spokesman Kirby said someone had censored the video intentionally. He said he couldn't find out who was responsible, but described such action as unacceptable.

    While saying there were “no rules [or] regulations in place that prohibited” this at the time, Kirby said: "Deliberately removing a portion of the video was not and is not in keeping with the State Department's commitment to transparency and public accountability.”

    Kirby said he learned that on the same day of the 2013 briefing, a video editor received a call from a State Department public affairs official who made "a specific request ... to excise that portion of the briefing."
    Kirby says he has since ordered the original video restored on all platforms and asked the State Department's legal adviser to examine the matter. He said no further investigation will be made, primarily because no rules were in place against such actions.

    Kirby said he has ordered new rules created to prevent a recurrence.

    In a statement issued late Wednesday aftrnoon, Psaki, now White House Communications Director, said, "I had no knowledge of nor would I have approved of any form of editing or cutting my briefing transcript on any subject while at the State Department."

    The Psaki footage took on new significance last month on the heels of a New York Times Magazine profile of Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, who boasted of creating an “echo chamber” to sell the Iran deal.

    Rhodes later claimed they did not mislead the public and “confirmed publicly” there were “discreet channels of communication established with Iran in 2012.”

    Yet in a February 2013 briefing, then-State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland claimed there were no secret, direct talks with Iran at the time. It was Psaki’s explanation of that briefing, months later in December, that was later scrubbed from the footage archives.

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