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happygambler34 57 posts  |  Last Activity: Mar 25, 2015 6:26 PM Member since: Sep 27, 2000
  • happygambler34 happygambler34 Mar 25, 2015 6:26 PM Flag

    how about "bymbo eruption hit squad"

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 Mar 25, 2015 6:25 PM Flag

    That's #$%$ eruption hit squad"

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 Mar 25, 2015 6:19 PM Flag

    Whitewater for "criminal activity"

    There was criminal activity....

    Two of the 4 Whitewoter partners went to the big house, and the other two(2) went to the White House.

    It's sad BJ C got away with rape of Juanita Broderick, and assault of Kathleen Willey in the oval many others that Hillary's #$%$ eruption hit squad attacked and covered up

  • Freed 5 enemy field Generals for One(1) Traitor

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban after abandoning his post in Afghanistan and then freed five years later in a controversial trade for five Guantanamo detainees, was charged Wednesday with desertion.

    U.S. Army Forces Command announced the decision at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

    The development comes 10 months after his May 2014 release -- which initially was a joyous occasion, with his parents joining President Obama in celebrating the news in the Rose Garden. Bob Bergdahl, who had studied Islam during his son's captivity, appeared with a full beard and read a Muslim prayer, while Bergdahl's mother Jani embraced the president.

    But that euphoria quickly gave way to controversy in Washington as Bergdahl was accused of walking away from his post and putting his fellow soldiers in danger. The trade of hardened Taliban fighters for his freedom raised deep concerns on Capitol Hill that the administration struck an unbalanced and possibly illegal deal.

    Bergdahl was specifically charged Wednesday with desertion and misbehavior toward the enemy. The charges carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 Mar 25, 2015 3:07 PM Flag

    Go Larry !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply to

    Hillary Clinton Monument

    by happygambler34 Mar 25, 2015 2:30 PM
    happygambler34 happygambler34 Mar 25, 2015 3:06 PM Flag

    Knowing that Clinton will be president

    She'll be a total flop campaigning....she has ZERO winning experience on the campaign trail. The electorate's stomach will be turned against her cold fish demeanor. And she'll lose the fight defending LOTUS policies.

  • Reply to

    Hillary Clinton Monument

    by happygambler34 Mar 25, 2015 2:30 PM
    happygambler34 happygambler34 Mar 25, 2015 2:59 PM Flag

    Knowing that Clinton will be president when Cu.mgobbler dies.

    Baaaaha ha ha ah aha ha h ahga ha ha h aha ha ha ha ah aha ha ha ah aha ha ha ha ha ha ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haa hha a h HAHA HA H HA HA AH HA HA HA AH AHA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA H HAHA HA HAAAAA!!!

    That's a real laugher!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • happygambler34 by happygambler34 Mar 25, 2015 2:30 PM Flag

    A request for money:

    I have the distinguished honor of being on the Committee to raise $50,000,000 for a monument to Hillary R. Clinton.

    We originally wanted to put her on Mt. Rushmore until we discovered there was not enough room for two more faces.

    We then decided to erect a statue of Hillary in the Washington, D.C. Hall of Fame. We were in a quandary as to where the statue should be placed. It was not proper to place it beside the statue of George Washington, who never told a lie, or beside Barack Hussein Obama, who never told the truth, since Hillary could never tell the difference.

    We finally decided to place it beside Christopher Columbus, the greatest Democrat of them all. He left not knowing where he was going, and when he got there he did not know where he was. He returned not knowing where he had been, and did it all on someone else's money.

    Thank you,
    Hillary R. Clinton Monument Committee
    P.S. The Committee has raised $ 0.02 so far.

    I wouldn't give .02 cents to a woman who allowed her husband to act so disrespectful in their so called marriage and so arrogantly disrespectful in our White House to fulfill is sexual desires!!!

    "The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch and do nothing" - Albert Einstein

  • Patrick Moore (pm**re @ allowgoldenricenow DOT org ) was a co-founder and leader of Greenpeace for 15 years. He is now chair and spokesman for Allow Golden Rice.

    I am skeptical humans are the main cause of climate change and that it will be catastrophic in the near future. There is no scientific proof of this hypothesis, yet we are told “the debate is over” and “the science is settled.”

    My skepticism begins with the believers’ certainty they can predict the global climate with a computer model. The entire basis for the doomsday climate change scenario is the hypothesis increased atmospheric carbon dioxide due to fossil fuel emissions will heat the Earth to unlivable temperatures.

    In fact, the Earth has been warming very gradually for 300 years, since the Little Ice Age ended, long before heavy use of fossil fuels. Prior to the Little Ice Age, during the Medieval Warm Period, Vikings colonized Greenland and Newfoundland, when it was warmer there than today. And during Roman times, it was warmer, long before fossil fuels revolutionized civilization. The idea it would be catastrophic if carbon dioxide were to increase and average global temperature were to rise a few degrees is preposterous.

    Recently, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) announced for the umpteenth time we are doomed unless we reduce carbon-dioxide emissions to zero. Effectively this means either reducing the population to zero, or going back 10,000 years before humans began clearing forests for agriculture. This proposed cure is far worse than adapting to a warmer world, if it actually comes about.

    IPCC Conflict of Interest
    By its constitution, the IPCC has a hopeless conflict of interest. Its mandate is to consider only the human causes of global warming, not the many natural causes changing the climate for billions of years. We don’t understand the natural causes of climate change any more than we know if humans are part of the cause at present. If the IPCC did not find humans were the cause of warming, or if it found warming would be more positive than negative, there would be no need for the IPCC under its present mandate. To survive, it must find on the side of the apocalypse.

    The IPCC should either have its mandate expanded to include all causes of climate change, or it should be dismantled.

    Political Powerhouse
    Climate change has become a powerful political force for many reasons. First, it is universal; we are told everything on Earth is threatened. Second, it invokes the two most powerful human motivators: fear and guilt. We fear driving our car will kill our grandchildren, and we feel guilty for doing it.

    Third, there is a powerful convergence of interests among key elites that support the climate “narrative.” Environmentalists spread fear and raise donations; politicians appear to be saving the Earth from doom; the media has a field day with sensation and conflict; science institutions raise billions in grants, create whole new departments, and stoke a feeding frenzy of scary scenarios; business wants to look green, and get huge public subsidies for projects that would otherwise be economic losers, such as wind farms and solar arrays. Fourth, the Left sees climate change as a perfect means to redistribute wealth from industrial countries to the developing
    world and the UN bureaucracy.

    So we are told carbon dioxide is a “toxic” “pollutant” that must be curtailed, when in fact it is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, gas and the most important food for life on earth. Without carbon dioxide above 150 parts per million, all plants would die.

    Human Emissions Saved Planet
    Over the past 150 million years, carbon dioxide had been drawn down steadily (by plants) from about 3,000 parts per million to about 280 parts per million before the Industrial Revolution. If this trend continued, the carbon dioxide level would have become too low to support life on Earth. Human fossil fuel use and clearing land for crops have boosted carbon dioxide from its lowest level in the history of the Earth back to 400 parts per million today.

    At 400 parts per million, all our food crops, forests, and natural ecosystems are still on a starvation diet for carbon dioxide. The optimum level of carbon dioxide for plant growth, given enough water and nutrients, is about 1,500 parts per million, nearly four times higher than today. Greenhouse growers inject carbon-dioxide to increase yields. Farms and forests will produce more if carbon-dioxide keeps rising.

    We have no proof increased carbon dioxide is responsible for the earth’s slight warming over the past 300 years. There has been no significant warming for 18 years while we have emitted 25 per cent of all the carbon dioxide ever emitted. Carbon dioxide is vital for life on Earth and plants would like more of it. Which should we emphasize to our children?

    Celebrate Carbon Dioxide
    The IPCC’s followers have given us a vision of a world dying because of carbon-dioxide emissions. I say the Earth would be a lot deader with no carbon dioxide, and more of it will be a very positive factor in feeding the world. Let’s celebrate carbon dioxide.

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 Mar 25, 2015 12:21 PM Flag

    How can we bomb an idea

    Why are you recommending we bomb Iran?

    And why do you approve Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's plan to execute death to America and flyingal Qaeda flag over the white house?

    How about applying maximum economic sanctions against Iran and using every other available tool to pressure Iran to cease nuke development.

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 Mar 24, 2015 4:29 PM Flag

    Why have you not cited Dershowitz when discussing that?

    If you want to discuss ancient world history, be our guest. I prefer the future!!!!

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 Mar 24, 2015 4:04 PM Flag

    YOU should be terrified he'll demolish Hillary in their debates..

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 Mar 24, 2015 3:18 PM Flag

    that's he's "proven his mettle".....

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 Mar 24, 2015 3:16 PM Flag

    Of course he cannot possibly win the primaries.

    As he had no chance winning the republican nomination for senator, but waged a strong conservative campaign and walked to the nomination....

    Then he kicked democrat opponent's butt.

    He's proven his metal, and has you running scared.

  • Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told his former colleagues on Tuesday that America and its allies are losing both the military and the cultural war against radical Islam, in large part because the Obama administration has refused to identify the enemy, and has purposefully tried to downplay the movement’s growing strength.

    “It is the case that after 35 years of conflict, dating back to the Iranian siege of the American embassy in Tehran and the ensuring hostage crisis, the United States and its allies are losing the long global war with radical Islamists,” Gingrich told the House Homeland Security Committee Tuesday.

    “We are losing to both the violent jihad and to the cultural jihad,” he said.

    Gingrich said it’s clear that radical Islamic violence is now taking place around the world, whether Obama says so or not. Gingrich cited Paris, Australia, Tunisia, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Gaza, Nigeria, Somalia, Afghanistan and Yemen as examples of where this violence is happening, and where these battles are being lost.

    He said the cultural fight against radical Islam is even more insidious, since failing to fight back will start to affect the way people talk and think about the threat. Exhibit A is Obama’s unwillingness to even name the enemy that is attacking America, he said.

    “Cultural jihad is winning when the Department of Defense describes a terrorist attack at Ft. Hood as workplace violence,” Gingrich said. “Cultural jihad is winning when the president refers to random killings in Paris when they were clearly the actions of Islamist terrorists and targeted against specific groups.”

    “Cultural jihad is winning when the administration censors training documents and lecturers according to sensitivity, so they cannot describe radical Islamists within reference to the religious ideology, which is the primary bond that unites them,” he added.

    Many other Republicans have complained about the administration’s reluctance to name the enemy, which Gingrich chalked up to “willful ignorance.”

    “The president’s own press secretary engages in verbal gymnastics to avoid identifying the perpetrators of violence as radical Islamists,” he said. “Josh Earnest said such labels did not ‘accurately describe our enemies’ and that to use such a label ‘legitimizes them.’ ”

    “This is Orwellian doublespeak,” Gingrich said. “The radical Islamists do not need to be delegitimized, they need to be defeated. We cannot defeat what we cannot name.”

    Gingrich contrasted Obama’s stance with that of the Islamic State, which has shown a knack for communicating over social media far more effectively than the Obama administration. “ISIS is better at tweeting than the United States government,” he said.

    Gingrich said another part of the problem is that the government has selectively told Americans about Al Qaeda and its related groups in order to downplay the threat.

    “There is clear evidence the American people have been given remarkably misleading analysis about Al Qaeda based on a very limited translation and publication of about 24 of the 1.5 million documents captured in the bin Laden raid,” he said.

    “A number of outside analysts have suggested that the selective release of a small number of documents was designed to make the case that Al Qaeda was weaker,” he said. “These outside analysts assert that a broader reading of more documents would indicate Al Qaeda was doubling in size when our government claimed it was getting weaker.”

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 Mar 24, 2015 2:34 PM Flag

    US counterterror strategy in Yemen collapses as country's violence spins out of control

    WASHINGTON – Once hailed by President Barack Obama as a model for fighting extremism, the U.S. counterterrorism strategy in Yemen has all but collapsed as the country descends into chaos, according to U.S. and Yemeni officials.

    Operations against militants have been scaled back dramatically amid the fall of the American-backed government and the evacuation of U.S. personnel. What had been consistent pressure on Yemen's dangerous Al Qaeda affiliate has been relieved, the officials say, and a safe haven exists for the development of an offshoot of the Islamic State group.

    It's a swift and striking transformation for an anti-terror campaign Obama heralded just six months ago as the template for efforts to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The shift has left Obama open to criticism that he failed to anticipate the risks of a light footprint strategy that aims to put fragile governments and beleaguered local security forces, not the U.S. military, at the forefront.

    Barbara Bodine, a former U.S. ambassador to Yemen, said even the most optimistic regional experts did not share Obama's view that the Yemen campaign was a model of success.

    "It was being defined in terms of what we were doing to develop local forces and use drones and counter the immediate and real security threat," said Bodine, now director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University. "But what we hadn't done, certainly had not done visibly enough, was get at the economic and governance issues that were driving the problem."

    Since September, Houthi rebels linked to Iran have ousted President Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi and dissolved the parliament. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which has been affiliated with some of the most serious attempted attacks on the U.S. since 9/11, has sought to exploit the chaos. Last month, the U.S. shuttered its embassy in the capital of Sanaa, then withdrew the rest of its military personnel from Yemen over the weekend.

  • Famed Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz ranks Sen. Ted Cruz among the school’s smartest students, adding that the Canada-born Texan can run for president in 2016.
    Cruz was a “terrific student,” Dershowitz told The Daily Caller. “He was always very active in class, presenting a libertarian point of view. He didn’t strike me as a social conservative, more of a libertarian.”
    “He had brilliant insights and he was clearly among the top students, as revealed by his class responses,” Dershowitz added.
    Dershowitz says he and Cruz would often debate issues presented in Dershowitz’s criminal law class. “Cruz’s views were always thoughtful and his responses were interesting,” the law professor explained. “I obviously disagreed with them and we had good arguments in class. I would challenge him and he would come up with very good responses.”
    Cruz’s “career has not surprised me. I thought he would go on to accomplish important things.”
    “His movement toward social conservatism has surprised me a little bit,” Dershowitz added, but “people will change and perhaps when you are at Harvard Law School you are less likely to espouse a socially conservative point of view.”
    Cruz “was an outstanding student in my class,” Dershowitz said. “Without a doubt he is among the smartest students I’ve ever had… I’ve had great students but he has to be at the top of anyone’s short list, in terms of raw brain power.”

  • While Obama sends greetings to Iran, Iran’s leaders have a message for him.

    While Secretary of State John Kerry continues to negotiate with Iran over their nuclear program, one of that country’s top military officials has vowed to “raise the banner of Islam over the White House.”

    According to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Ali Shirazi, the representative of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) elite Qods Force, made the remarks at a February 26 ceremony attended by families of martyrs.

    According to MEMRI, Shirazi promised that:

    “We will not rest until we have raised the banner of Islam over the White House. The Islamic nation is determined to enter the arena with all its force, backed by Allah’s will and his grace, and to stand fast against the world of arrogance. They will not suppress us with sanctions and threats. You did not succeed in harming the regime on the day it emerged, and now that the regime is 36 years old, you, the enemies of Islam, must expect and realize that every day [you] will be beaten, across the world.”

    “When we look at the Islamic world, we see that the culture of the Islamic Revolution has reached all countries and all Muslims throughout the world,” Mr. Shirazi said. “This is why love of martyrdom is spreading. This has come about thanks to the blood of your [sons], the martyrs.”

    I’m sure we can trust these fine folks with nukes, they seem really peaceful.

    When the US tried to list the IRGC as a terrorist group for helping kill Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan, Biden and Kerry… along with Obama opposed it.

    Here’s the IRGC’s gratitude to Barack and Biden.

    “Five years after Iraq war vote, we’re still foolishly rattling our sabers,” Obama wrote then of the IRGC designation. Iran has never stopped rattling its sabers. And Obama has never stopped cringing before it.

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 Mar 21, 2015 2:01 PM Flag

    Obama Tonight: Yemen and Somalia Are Models of Success (!)

    The White House has released a couple of excerpts of the president's address to the nation. Here's the second:

    “But I want the American people to understand how this effort will be different from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil. This counter-terrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out ISIL wherever they exist using our air power and our support for partner forces on the ground. This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years.”

    So our strategy in Iraq and Syria is going to replicate "one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years"? According to the president, Yemen and Somalia are examples of success? I'm no expert on either place, but I have the impression both are in pretty bad shape, have probably been getting worse, and that our government is pretty worried about the export of terrorism near and far from both. I suspect that others more expert than I could even find recent testimony by senior administration officials and other experts on Yemen and Somalia that would highlight how bizarre it is for the president to hold them up as aspirational standards for his policy in Iraq and Syria. So this is the way Obama's foreign policy ends: Promising to create more Yemens and more Somalias.

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 Mar 21, 2015 1:48 PM Flag

    She said so, idiot

    Anybody with 1/2 a brain wouldn't believe her...

    Where are her emails around the time of and during the Benghazi military act of war attack....or did she sleep through it as did HOTUS in preparation for his Las Vegas Fund raiser?

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