The Type Who Think Obama is Muslim

This cartoon by David Horsey nails the type of low-IQ fools who either believe President Obama is Muslim or are “not sure”.

Plot of Secret Muslim Obama

Wow I have to tell everyone!

Respectfully,
Rutherford

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82 thoughts on “The Type Who Think Obama is Muslim

  1. Lefty Dimocrats have made this an issue to hide Obama’s miserable performance and dismal failures. Desperation waffles thru the screen. It will get more shrill in the next two months. 🙂

    Obama doesn’t even qualify as Muslim – more like King Herod; only this Herod has no talent to build – lest it be to build resentment and strife. That’s about all he’s accomplished in these long 19 months.

  2. Huck …. ROTFLMAO. I swear I thought that dude had left the net for some reason, but he’s still at it. I didn’t know Alfie had banned him. LOL … funny thing is, when he first went to Alfie’s blog after finding my door locked, Alfie welcomed him and asked him to please stay on topic and maintain a balance of quality vs quantity of comments. I told Alfie back then, it wasn’t going to happen … Elric can’t help himself.

    Well at least he’s found a home at BiW’s for the time being. Considering what poor behavior I displayed over there tonight, it would be a wonder if he didn’t band both Elric and me! 🙂

  3. Yeah Tex … keep dreaming my friend … lefties really want to keep the notion of Obama being Muslim front and center during an election year. You really are too much.

  4. “when he first went to Alfie’s blog after finding my door locked, Alfie welcomed him….”

    Actually, Elric was hanging around Alfie’s blog before he ever came here. If I recall correctly, I had made a comment at Alfie’s about getting into it over here regarding Muslims, and we all know that is too much temptation for Elric to pass up. He rushed right over.

    “Well at least he’s found a home at BiW’s for the time being.”

    Nothing against BiW, but I suspect Elric will have a long life there. He seems to be getting along just fine with his fellow Islamaphobes and those who think any comment that doesn’t put a halo over every Christian act of the last 2000 years is an attack on the entire religion.

  5. Actually, Elric was hanging around Alfie’s blog before he ever came here.

    I knew Elric had traversed the net with his warnings about Islam before coming here, so it makes sense he had already visited Alfie’s. Didn’t mean to imply otherwise.

    Funny, for all the talk of intolerance going on lately, BiW is quite tolerant and I agree with you that it will extend to Elric. To his credit, BiW was just about the only one to put out a welcome mat for me at The Hostages. I won’t deny he’s a good egg.

  6. Yeah, if the toon was about Sarah Palin or census workers then she would resemble Rutherford, as well.

  7. Huck, well …. yes and no. I got the census worker thing wrong and wrote a blog article confessing my error. In my defense, I believed what the suicide victim wanted me to believe. I was deceived, but I didn’t make the stuff up out of whole cloth or pull it out of some chain letter.

    As for Sarah, name one thing I’ve said about her that comes out of total loony land. You can’t. Even the debate about whether she took undue risk traveling pregnant from TX back to Alaska is something reasonable people can disagree about. I’ve never said she’s the devil’s spawn. I’ve never even said she wants to destroy America even though I think her presidency could do just that. 😉

  8. Tex is right. This is about the only Obama issue Dems love to talk about. It’s a nice softball to take a swing at. Never mind that more people believe in ghosts or alien abduction. Let’s barf some phony outrage over this and hope the curdled puke hides the epic failure. Deep down, a man can’t be more politically disillusioned then Rutherford right now. There is no way.

  9. I think Tex might be related to that chick in the cartoon.

    After taking a quick tour of “K”‘s blog, I see vast similarities of depth and content between “K” and the Bartlesville Yellow Dawg. I think “K” might be a pseudonym because that is as far as the spelling skills go.

  10. Tex, one thing I’ve always loved about you is you do your research. 🙂

    I only took a quick peek at K’s blog. I actually had to look a bit hard to get his political perspective. IMHO, I tend to be more obvious.

  11. And we fall back on Rutherford’s second favorite topic: The stupid American.

    I won’t deny they exist, R, but they would be the ones that voted for HopenChange, without having a clue what that might mean.

    As for Sarah, name one thing I’ve said about her that comes out of total loony land. You can’t. Even the debate about whether she took undue risk traveling pregnant from TX back to Alaska is something reasonable people can disagree about. I’ve never said she’s the devil’s spawn. I’ve never even said she wants to destroy America even though I think her presidency could do just that.

    At least you didn’t spontaneously erupt with this Expression of Palin Obession™, Huck lead you to it.

    Instead, I’ll just say, too bad she won’t get the chace, as BHO is beating her to the punch. 😉

  12. Rabbit, if this is distraction, it is distraction perpetrated by the right because they know they can’t convince folks that cutting taxes helps the deficit.

    There is a foul wind blowing through this country right now. I am too young to have experienced the civil rights movement. I feel that our country is in the midst of unrest approaching that of the 1960’s. And yes, I find it scary.

    Either it’s lots of sound and fury signifying nothing, or someone is going to get hurt (and I don’t mean getting their feelings hurt). I hope it is just the former.

  13. Cutting the deficit is easy.

    SPEND FAR LESS OF OUR MONEY.

    Now that would interfere with the agenda that says “Let’s grow government by a factor of four”, but that’s only something idiots and statists (but I repeat myself) would want to pursue anyway.

  14. There is a foul wind blowing through this country right now. I am too young to have experienced the civil rights movement. I feel that our country is in the midst of unrest approaching that of the 1960′s. And yes, I find it scary.

    Something is indeed rotten.

    That would be the stench of a statist agenda being forced upon a people used to making their own decisions. I think you need to be thinking more about the 1850s than the 1950s if you really want to understand the precipice that we currently teeter on. It is not about civil rights, it is about unalienable rights…a concept altogether foreign to our latest Supreme Court nominee.

    The question is whether we as a nation will accept the fundamental changes that progressives have been building to, or whether we will reject mediocrity masquerading as equality, and a series of tyrannies both petit and gross clothed as freedoms.

    I wasn’t born to serve my government, and I will not meekly and quietly acquiesce to its shackles, no matter the guilding on them. There are others who will, gladly.

  15. Rutherford,

    We do indeed share a few things in common. Like you, I was only a small child during the civil rights movement. And like you, I too sense the foul wind a blowing. But I think the roles are reversed now and the days of political correctness and double standards are numbered.

    Unlike most people, I am actually glad Obama was elected, because it finally exposed just what a bunch of useless liars and elites your party really is. Corrupt lawyers and union goons, bullying and pandering for votes. They don’t do shit for the little guy. Not all Democrats are bad people – you included. But the people that govern you to a man and woman with a “D” behind their name are rotten – real rotten. And completely incompetent. Look around at the states governed by Democrats – a disaster. And now there is now is no doubt with the fence straddlers, so unless things change, your party is going to get served a world class ass kicking come November. Things could change.

    Obama has actually been even worse than I imagined he was going to be. I actually thought for a time he was smart (he’s not) and at least competent (he’s definitely not) even if I disagreed with him about most everything. Obama is a narcissistic buffoon and bullying asshole – Rahm Emanuel or Blago with panache. Obama is the parsley on the dinner plate.

    He’s no Muslim – he’s not anything. What “religion” Obama might have is for show, based on political gain and persuasion. Do I really think Obama is Rev. Wright Jr.? Hell no – he’s not smart enough to be Rev. Wright Jr., who is a legitimate racist and dangerous asshole to blacks. Obama sat in the pews of Trinity for 20 years because it was politically expedient to do so. He heard every bit of that shit from the pulpit, then denied it which also makes him a liar.

    Obama is a weak man Rutherford – a smooth talking puppet on a string for some legitimately powerful and corrupt people. He’s but a symptom of the foul wind…

  16. SPEND FAR LESS OF OUR MONEY.

    I’m all for it. One of the largest single expenditures in gov’t is our military, which has a budget of nearly $1 trillion a year, which is nearly what the rest of the world combined spends on their militaries.

    I propose cutting it by $300 billion. We’d still have a military budget larger than China, Russia and Iran combined and we’d have cut our budget by $300 billion a year. No chump change, there.

    How about it, Blackiswhite?

    You also said…

    I wasn’t born to serve my government, and I will not meekly and quietly acquiesce to its shackles, no matter the guilding on them

    Shackles? Really? Hyperbole much?

    You disagree on specific areas and amounts of spending, just as I did during the monstrously large growth of the Reagan/Bush/Bush years. No need to make it into a suggestion that those who disagree with you favor totalitarianism and/or slavery. We just disagree. We, as a nation, will work through it. Just as we always have.

    No big deal, just don’t get all drama queen-y on us (not directed to you, Mr BiW, just those who hyperbolize in general).

  17. “Rabbit, if this is distraction, it is distraction perpetrated by the right because they know they can’t convince folks that cutting taxes helps the deficit. “-Rutherford

    At no time in in the history of both our lives have there been more people, grass roots folks, who want government spending scaled back.

    Now you can disagree with this proposal.

    But for you to say that people aren’t “convinced” that cutting taxes is the right way to go, in the midst of the tea party movement, is laughable.

    Again, rip on what the Tea Party stands for. Fair enough. But don’t close your eyes to it’s existence!

    There is a tornado coming towards your type Rutherford. But your too disconnected to get into the basement!

  18. Dan,

    Okay. But before we cut the military budget, what are your plans employing those you are going to cut? The one government operation that does provide excellent life training for all involved, especially minorities, is the military.

    I got a better idea. Why don’t we eliminate the Dept. of Education and the Dept. of Energy in full, and cut Dept. of Labor, the Office of Personnel Management, Dept. of Agriculture, and Homeland Security in half – which if my memory serves, will get you more than the 300B you seek?

    Cause I am having a difficult time justifying one dime for either the Dept. of Education or Dept. of Energy – neither of which do a damn thing in my estimation getting you to about $150B alone. Then we can cut food stamps in half (Dept. of Ag), redeem the $300B of the porkulus bill which has not been spent, and I can get way past your budgetary constraint for 2011?

  19. BiW @ 18: Fuckin’ A. Dead on.

    Dan, ehhh, not so much. You’ve managed to say absolutely nothing in more than 100 words. But it seems you took up my invitation to look up the word hyperbole in your no doubt well-worn Merriam’s.

  20. “I propose cutting it by $300 billion.”-Dan

    I agree. I think it could be done. Let Europe protect themselves. Close all bases in Germany. It’s time Japan arms herself. The 20th century is dead. Even the strategic concerns of Cold War Era bases in terms of locale are not what they used to be.

    I honestly think we could drastically cut military spending while improving our forces in the current and future theaters of war.

  21. Lawrence Auster @ VFR made a pretty decent assessment about this Obama-is-a-Muslim theory. It actually isn’t very irrational to consider that Obama might be a Muslim, or at the very least might not be a Christian, when one takes into account the facts about Obama’s history, his comments, and his behaviors.

    He writes: The entire mainstream liberal media have been clucking in shocked dismay for the last week over the finding that 24 percent of the American people (according to Time) or 18 percent of the American people (according to Pew) think that President Obama is a Muslim not a Christian. As the media see it, the poll shows how hopelessly ignorant and bigoted the public are, since of course Obama is a Christian.

    But why should people “know” that Obama is a Christian?

    Read the rest here.

  22. Eliminate the Dept of Education? With a budget of ~$80 billion?

    Eliminate the Dept of Energy? With a budget of ~$40 billion?

    You’re still a ways away, and that’s with eliminating these Departments altogether. I have not proposed eliminating the military, only reducing its size.

    Tell you what, I’ll consider cutting the Education and Energy Dept’s by a third, if you’ll consider cutting the Defense budget by a third?

    After all, just because YOU see no benefit in spending federal dollars on Education or Energy (and really, now more than ever, we need energy and resources placed in both) does not mean there is no benefit there.

    Consider, for instance, that the Dept of Energy is tasked with cleaning up environmental messes. If they don’t do that, who will? It has to be done. There IS a cost there and someone has to pick up the tab. If we don’t invest in these clean ups, they tend to cost even MORE down the road.

    And the Dept of Energy, of course, promotes reasonable and sustainable energy plans (or at least, ideally). These sorts of things don’t always just happen magically. Someone has to consider these ideas, research them, promote them.

    Laissez Faire energy plans would result in the BP Gulf Oil spil times 1,000, it seems to me.

    I’m always open to reconsidering any budgets. The problem, it seems to me, is that most people aren’t. They’re all for cutting “big gov’t” until someone actually talks about cutting those parts of the budget THEY want to keep or even increase.

    As for replacing military-industrial complex jobs? Research has shown that money spent in other areas goes much further than they do in the military. I’m confident that if we get the military down to a reasonable budget size (and I don’t know that we need to lay off people in order to accomplish this – there are other areas besides labor in the military that money could be saved), the market could find a place for them.

  23. Then we can cut food stamps in half (Dept. of Ag

    And those hundreds of thousands of children who rely upon that to survive, what of them?

    Are there no work houses? Are there no prisons?

    Going all Scroogey on us?

    How about this: Have the Southern Baptists set aside ~$50 billion/year and pay to feed those children and THEY ALONE could put the gov’t out of the food stamp business!

    Bam! Problem resolved. Win/win!

  24. On cutting the military.
    Actually can’t be done. The US military is actually in pretty sick shape and isn’t prepared to fight the next big war any more than it is ready for the next small one. We have misspent too long and prayed at all the wrong altars ie weapon systems.If anything we need to keep the military budget level but reallocate far better including a homecoming of many of our oversea deployed.

  25. Now come on my e brethren…
    You can’t say that the Obama is a Muslim thing isn’t a ridiculous pseudo wedge issue distraction fostered by the exxxxxtttttrrrreeeeemmmmmmmeeee right.
    Likewise you can’t deny that the folks on the Left are not holding up one big ass magnifying glass to the saga.
    It’s a big subject bothe ends are harping on for their own ends.

  26. Although I think Obama thinks he’s a Christian I think Tex isn’t too off base in painting the picture that as a matter of importance,on religion,Obama is “present”.

  27. Tell you what, I’ll consider cutting the Education and Energy Dept’s by a third, if you’ll consider cutting the Defense budget by a third?

    No deal. Defense is actually one of the Fed’s enumerated duties. It usurped its way into education with our tax money. Energy…an argument could be made for some of what it does being a federal duty, simply to avoid a patchwork of laws to make up for the lack of a unified authority, but even so, a stronger argument could be made that it has already exceeded such a narrow focus.

    After all, just because YOU see no benefit in spending federal dollars on Education or Energy (and really, now more than ever, we need energy and resources placed in both) does not mean there is no benefit there.

    Education is a local matter. That is why it was not enumerated to government in the Constitution. The rise of the Department of Education coincides with a precipitous drop in educational performance. It isn’t an accident.

    Consider, for instance, that the Dept of Energy is tasked with cleaning up environmental messes. If they don’t do that, who will? It has to be done. There IS a cost there and someone has to pick up the tab. If we don’t invest in these clean ups, they tend to cost even MORE down the road.

    Um, no. From the Wiki:

    The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government concerned with the United States’ policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material. Its responsibilities include the nation’s nuclear weapons program, nuclear reactor production for the United States Navy, energy conservation, energy-related research, radioactive waste disposal, and domestic energy production. DOE also sponsors more basic and applied scientific research than any other US federal agency; most of this is funded through its system of United States Department of Energy National Laboratories.

    I believe you are thinking of the Environmental Protection Agency, which is tasked with enforcement of the nations environmental laws, such as the Clean Air Act, The Clean Water Act, CERCLA, RCRA, MTCA, and other acts regarding disposal and clean up of toxins, chemicals, and environmental hazards.
    And the Dept of Energy, of course, promotes reasonable and sustainable energy plans (or at least, ideally). These sorts of things don’t always just happen magically. Someone has to consider these ideas, research them, promote them.

    Laissez Faire energy plans would result in the BP Gulf Oil spil times 1,000, it seems to me.

    Hardly.
    1. Pollution is bad for business because it gives the polluter a black eye.

    2. If we hadn’t made many on-shore, and close inshore resources off limits, we would not have to drill farter out at the depths we do.

    3. “Green” energy sources are energy inefficient. Solar panels that cost more to produce than the net energy we gain from them, mining and toxic byproducts from the rare earth metals necessary for large scale energy cell production, less net energy from biofuel than it took to grow it, and the loss in food production which leads to higher food costs, and silly belief that we can mandate our way to less consumption.

  28. Actually can’t be done. The US military is actually in pretty sick shape and isn’t prepared to fight the next big war any more than it is ready for the next small one. We have misspent too long and prayed at all the wrong altars ie weapon systems.If anything we need to keep the military budget level but reallocate far better including a homecoming of many of our oversea deployed.

    And building a 21st century Navy.
    My Chinese isn’t so hot. I’d prefer to stick to the English I was born speaking, thanks.

  29. Yeah one of the areas I’d highlight. The Navy is loosing ships and we haven’t kept pace with the possible opposing forces missile systems.Over time we’ve bought into bad ships and bad manufacturing practices.

  30. your trust in DoE is misplaced.

    Actually, I haven’t stated anything definitively defending either the DoE or the Dept of Education. Just stated that just because SOME don’t see it’s benefits/importance, doesn’t mean the rest of the citizenry is prepared to let those few get the veto on these departments.

    With any department, I’d really have to see a line item bullet to say, “Yes, I think this is a reasonable use of federal dollars” or not.

    On the other hand, I’d suggest your trust in a nearly limitless DoD is not justified. We spend more than the rest of the world combined and it’s not enough? How much is enough? TWO times what the rest of the world spends?

    This approach to “defense” is not sustainable nor wise, seems to me. We can’t bomb our way to peace. If we’ve learned nothing from the Iraq fiasco, we should learn this much.

    If it takes us thousands of lives and a trillion + dollars or so, over nearly a decade (or more) by the time we pull out, just to “pacify” one impoverished and problematic nation, what about Rwanda? What about Sudan? What about N Korea? What about the Philipines? What about Iraq? What about Israel/Palestine? What about Colombia? What about Mexico? What about…

    Endless wars in numerous nations overthrowing one regime to replace it with another (who often will eventually turn on us anyway) is not fiscally possible to continue as a model for foreign policy. It’s insane and there are more appropriate and successful ways.

    Seems to me.

  31. And those hundreds of thousands of children who rely upon that to survive, what of them?

    Now who’s drama-ing much, sport?

    Drama? That’s fact, except that I underplayed it. From the USDA about the food stamp program…

    SNAP helps put food on the table for some 31 million people per month…

    49 percent of all participants are children (18 or younger), and 61 percent of them live in single-parent households…

    76 percent of all benefits go to households with children, 16 percent go to households with disabled persons, and 9 percent go to households with elderly persons.

    I’m just asking a non-dramatic and reasonable question: If you cut food stamps, what happens to those children?

    Do you think there’s some problem with that question? If not, what’s the answer to it?

  32. Tell ya what Dan you and the guys on Jeff St. build me a fifth generation fighter jet and I’ll pay you $100. a month each…there we both get what we want and one of us gets what we need.
    That is a big reason of why we spend more.
    As for the other point, I was aiming for your apparent support of EPA activities and the bureaucratic confusion there of.

  33. Dan, you apparently are working with bad numbers because those I listed trumped your proposed $300B cost cutting measure. The redemption of the unspent porkulus funds alone gets you to your proposed cuts. I used Mullah Obama’s proposed 2011 budget (Dept of Ed is more than $100B now). But I went further than Dept. of Ed and Dept. of Energy as you might note. Math not your bag either?

    Plus, I would like you to elaborate concerning this paragraph, because I think you’re full of it.

    After all, just because YOU see no benefit in spending federal dollars on Education or Energy (and really, now more than ever, we need energy and resources placed in both) does not mean there is no benefit there.

    Explain why please – provide me a benefit of the Dept. of Energy, for instance. The Dept. was truthfully formed under the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 with under the premise of leading America away from energy dependence. What kind of a grade do you give them now Dan? And please extol on the virtues of our public education successes the last 40 years while you’re at it. And this is efficiency?

    Consider, for instance, that the Dept of Energy is tasked with cleaning up environmental messes.

    Paid for by corporations – (i.e.) Superfund. Why do we need a federal Dept. of $40B a year to manage something paid for by private business?

  34. Dan,

    Drama? That’s fact, except that I underplayed it. From the USDA about the food stamp program…

    SNAP helps put food on the table for some 31 million people per month…

    Here’s the opportunity for you and the millions of cowards your liberal do gooders to shine. Time to pull out the checkbook and demonstrate your profound Christian generosity. 😉

  35. Um…okay, so we will cut the Dept. of Interior and Agriculture and can the EPA. 🙂

    Doesn’t matter who it’s run by – it matter who is paying for the cleanup. A tax upon a tax that private corporations pay. That would be corporations – that would be us.

    The question stands for Dan.

  36. “Although I think Obama thinks he’s a Christian I think Tex isn’t too off base in painting the picture that as a matter of importance,on religion,Obama is “present”.”

    I have a feeling that goes for a large portion (which is not to suggest majority) of people who call themselves “Christians.”

    “Consider, for instance, that the Dept of Energy is tasked with cleaning up environmental messes.”

    You mean like oil gushing from holes in the bottom of the ocean? Yeah, the DoE was all over that, weren’t they?

    “If they don’t do that, who will? ”

    The people who caused it. Isn’t that the current status quo?

    ” That’s fact, except that I underplayed it. From the USDA about the food stamp program…”

    “Do you think there’s some problem with that question?”

    Yes.

    You said hundreds of thousands of kids “rely on that to survive” but your stats don’t prove that all of those kids would not “survive” without recieving food stamps. You’re making an assumption that every recieving kid would starve literally to death without food stamps.

  37. I honestly think we could drastically cut military spending while improving our forces in the current and future theaters of war.

    YES …. Ron Paul lives in the heart of the Rabbit!

  38. Natassia, one of the nice things about your visiting the blog is you get to test what Tex says is good about this place … no censorship.

    Hence you get to float the ridiculous consideration that Obama really is a Muslim, and I’ll leave you to receive the support or condemnation that is coming to you from the others here.

    Tex and I agree on one thing regarding Obama’s religious affiliation. I think Obama is about as interested in organized religion as I am in World Cup Soccer (which isn’t much). I think his religious associations have been largely politically convenient. It is one of the few things I dislike about the man.

    But no, he is not a Muslim.

    And of course … if he were … so what? We have no religious test for the Presidency in this country, last time I looked. But don’t worry, I know that an open atheist will not be President any time soon. I have no illusions about that.

  39. Except I never said he is a Muslim, Rutherford.

    Nice strawman there.

    I simply said that it’s not irrational to suspect that he is one, or at the very least not a Christian.

    I would wager that Obama is whatever he needs to be at the current moment.

  40. Someone who can sit and listen to Rev. Wright pontificate about the victimhood of blacks at the hands of the white devil for twenty years is a funny kind of “Christian.”

  41. For every clue Olberman can whip up, I’m sure Limbaugh can do the same in supporting the theory that Obama is a “closet Muslim.”

    It just goes to show that as with most things about Obama, nothing is transparent and open.

    Instead we’re left with a lot of closed doors, contradictions, and sealed records.

  42. “Instead we’re left with a lot of closed doors, contradictions, and sealed records.”

    Amen Natassia.

    The left will always be upset when somene claims Obama is not the man they WANT him to be.

  43. Natassia,

    I would wager that Obama is whatever he needs to be at the current moment.

    Bingo. I believe you have it exactly right. Obama is first and foremost a narcissistic, self-serving politician.

    If Obama in a Muslim audience, turn on Mohammad; Evangelical Church – the beatitudes; liberal, secular community – an irreligious pantheist. Wherever Obama is, he’s seeking fawning adulation – he feeds off it, requires it. Obama sees himself as more than human – a messianic figure of sorts. King of the World.

    There is nothing deep, transparent or real about the man, and he is definitely not to be trusted. He’d sell out anybody and anyone if it served his purposes.

    Clinton without the brains, or the humor.

  44. Someone who can sit and listen to Rev. Wright pontificate about the victimhood of blacks at the hands of the white devil for twenty years is a funny kind of “Christian.”

    Perhaps Rev Wright doesn’t consider white devils true Christians?

  45. “On cutting the military. Actually can’t be done”-Alfie

    You can always make government more efficient. The military and the Pentagon waste billions of dollars.

    Any one who has ever served has seen an unfathomable amount of resources go down the drain.

    The right lets the military off the hook. (Mostly because the left would gut the military if they had free reign.)

    The Rabbit is by no means saying chump change the military.

    But, bases in Germany? For what? Defend Japan for eternity? Are you kidding me?

    And the corruption within in the DoD when it comes to contracting is bad. Real bad.

    I wonder how much cash goes towards providing housing to single military moms knocked up by numerous sailors? You would be shocked to see the welfare state that exists within the military! Or money revamping submarines to accommodate chicks? Or paying ridiculous sums of money to German contractors. The EU economically competes against us as we spend billions defending it!

    As for the Navy, I agree. Invest more in Anti Submarine Warfare, more Carriers. Invest more in cybor defense. Tactical nukes.

    Big money is needed. But big money is being pissed away too.

    Alfie, your blind trust of the Pentagon borders on religious.

  46. Rutherford, I watched Olbermann video. For the life of me I don’t get why that guy’s shtick works for you. He is dumb as shit.

    Is it that smarmy sarcastic sound that’s so pleasing? Doesn’t that formulaic crap ever get tired for you?

  47. Actually DR I never said anything about the Pentagon not being wasteful or great. I stated that the military budget is probably where it needs to be but the money needs to be spent better,so I’d say avoiding waste would be a good thing. I also said the US has prayed at the altar of bad systems which shows I’m aware of misuse of funds and trust and hardly a zealot of the 5 sided building and its occupants.
    As for

    Invest more in Anti Submarine Warfare, more Carriers. Invest more in cybor defense. Tactical nukes.

    That would be from me a yes,absolutely not especially not the budget busting Ford class which is next,yes as well as offense and sadly just signed a treaty that let the Russians keep theirs.

  48. Rabbit,

    I would agree that the military wasteful – no doubt. And you’re absolutely right in that I’m afraid to openly admit that because that would be the first target as attested to by the man of peace Dan.

    Some of those bases in Germany are used for medical purposes and provide passage to the Middle East. The one that I find more egregious is South Korea. What do we have there? 38,000 troops?

    I read where the majority of South Koreans wish us to leave and have openly marched in favor of it. I’d grant them the largest part of that wish if it were up to me. I’m far more concerned with border security than if Kim Jong sends over a couple of misguided firecrackers nukes at people that continually screw us.

    Could I still get my Samsung TV serviced if we did, though? 🙂

  49. There are some damn funny people in the internet. – a hellavu lot funnier than anything you hear on TV. Here’s a comment about poor examples of cover letters accompanying resumes, and this man’s suggestion of the “how to.” Rutherford, you definitely need to include this line in your next application. 😆

    “I shit quality and piss excellence. After hiring me, you will learn just how ass-backwards your organization—indeed, your life—was before I came on the scene. I Am Love.”

    I’d hire this guy just for the humor…

  50. “I shit quality and piss excellence. After hiring me, you will learn just how ass-backwards your organization—indeed, your life—was before I came on the scene. I Am Love.”

    That made me laugh out loud.

    Alfie…..apparently we are in agreement. My lecture to you was redundant, as most of my lectures are.

    Tex….I agree on the medical centers in Germany. I wouldn’t shut down any base on the Med either, such as Naples.

    However, we have a lot more going on in Germany then just hospitals.

    I find it very frustrating that in the year 2010, those sniveling Europeans are still essentially benefiting from the damn Marshal Plan!

    And the thankless South Koreans, you’re right! Screw ‘um.

  51. Rabbit,

    I’d have no problem cutting staff in Europe – I’m with you. They’ve benefited on our dole long enough. However, I do know that many of the bases are used to house medical personnel.

    It literally wouldn’t bother me a bit if the next time South Korea started one of those American military presence marches, we moved out the next day. I mean take everything, including the fence. 🙂

    There would be 10,000,000 squatting butts staring at their rectum in disbelief.

  52. Rutherford, who is trying to claim that being a white devil is being a Christian?

    I was just pointing out that someone preaching about “white devils” might indeed consider himself a Christian and consider the white devils not.

  53. And the thankless South Koreans, you’re right! Screw ‘um.

    Sadly, the Pakistanis are pretty damn thankless too. I wish we could abandon them but we’ve got to make sure they don’t lose control of their nuclear sh*t.

  54. At the risk of repeating myself, I think it is momentous that Tex, Natassia and I do agree on one thing. Obama is a “Christian of convenience”. That does NOT mean he’s a Muslim though.

  55. Tex … I love that resume line. And honestly, for all the good my resume has done me, I might just throw that line in there to see if I get a response.

    I literally have been chuckling at that line for 18 hours now. As big a joke is the hiring process is anymore, I would dearly love to include that entire line in my opening statement to many of these “professional” companies.

    That’s about how big a joke I think the entire “professional” jargon has become – and it’s been that way my entire career staring with the academia of “Management by Objective.”

    What the hell does that mean? Or how about this one? “Total Quality Management.”

  56. “Total Quality Management.”

    ROTFL

    Here’s the kicker Tex. I managed a data center and my company blindly jumped into the “six sigma” routine and as I investigated it I saw “1 error per million parts” or some such figure as that. I scratched my head. We don’t make f*cking parts! We’re not manufacturing. Why are we force fitting a manufacturing paradigm onto a service delivery model? Needless to say I kept these thoughts mostly to myself so as not to offend the “followers”.

  57. Rutherford, same here. 😆

    They sent me to two weeks worth of “Total Quality Management” to listen closely with copious notes to the author of this best selling book.

    During the two weeks, after listening to one statistic model after another about how efficiently the Japanese manufactured parts, I was having a terrible time distinguishing how I was going to apply this to gasoline sales.

    After probably several thousand dollars of expenses, I did garner this much from two weeks of lectures:

    (1) Treat people the way you wish to be treated.
    (2) Ignore peaks and valleys – concentrate on trends.
    (3) Apply a statistical model to measure “widget” production.

    😈

    I think Jesus said it far more succinctly and better for free, except for the last one which He chose to ignore – I fully understand why.

    You and I should write a book about tales of how Fortune 500 companies can waste money. I could have drawn the first Dilbert cartoons if I had any artistic ability.

  58. OK R, I haven’t seen and I want to know- what are your thoughts on Glenn Beck’s 8/28 rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial?

  59. Glenn Beck…..I agree with so much of what the guy says…probably more then anyone else on TV.

    But, personally….I can’t stand him.

    I just can’t fucking stand the guy.

    He’s not funny to me.

    His mannerisms make me want to donkey punch him.

  60. wow….Mexico is starting to remind me of the Balkans in the 90’s. Mass graves and everything.

    And the idiots don’t want to secure the border.

  61. Rabbit, I’m not sure which idiots you’re referring to but make no mistake … my concerns about the “papers please” law in AZ has nothing to do with securing the border. I don’t know how feasible it is considering the actual length of the border, but I’m all for a fence of some sort with all roads into the country fitted up with checkpoints.

    As a kid I was lucky to spend several summers traveling through Europe by car and I remember as we crossed country borders having to show our passport and the whole nine yards. That’s as it should be here (both at the Mexican AND Canadian borders).

  62. If only there wore Muslims like Nusrat fateh ali Khan. He is a Sufi Muslim that sang this nonsensical (but, for some, spiritual ) kind of music called Qawwali .

  63. this one technically isn’t Qawwali because I think it has real lyrics. it’s funny how you don’t have know Urdu or some shit to know the song is about wanting to get back together with a hot chick.

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