November 27, 2010

OMG! Like, EVERYBODY'S Going to See Barack's Burn Book! [stuiec]
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The Obama Administration may finally be moved to act decisively against Julian Assange: WikiLeaks is moving beyond the mere jeopardizing of American troops and allied foreign nationals, and is about to reveal to the world what Obama really thinks of them.

With some 2.7 million communications from the US State Department about to be published online, Mr Obama is bracing himself for revelations that would not only be embarrassing but could also seriously damage his foreign policy.

Thousands of these documents are believed to be diplomatic cables from Washington to the US Embassy in London, including brutal assessments of Gordon Brown's personality and cold-eyed judgements of David Cameron's capabilities.

The ramifications for Mr Obama could be enormous. With his popularity flagging at home, one of his remaining political strengths has been his high standing abroad - assiduously cultivated in a series of speeches in which he apologised for past US actions and promised a kinder, gentler America.

This could really ruin Barack's reputation. Assange and all the other mean girls at WikLeaks can be soooo cruel.

(But as bad as it will be for American foreign policy to have these diplomatic messages on display to the world, it will be fascinating to see whether Obama is as obsequious in private to all the world leaders he's bowed to in public.)

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1 Bets on number of uses of the word 'honkey?'

Posted by: nickless at November 27, 2010 03:41 PM (MMC8r)

2 They're starting to eat their own.

Good.

Posted by: logprof at November 27, 2010 03:41 PM (BP6Z1)

3 I still think we should end that Wikileaks guy.

Posted by: Major Major Major Major at November 27, 2010 03:42 PM (utCAk)

4 Funny how it is always US documents that get leaked.

Posted by: Grey Fox at November 27, 2010 03:43 PM (ExLU1)

5 "it will be fascinating to see whether Obama is as obsequious in private to all the world leaders he's bowed to in public."

Only to the Muslim ones.

Posted by: G. Gordon Liddy at November 27, 2010 03:43 PM (Ulu3i)

6 Isn't one of Barack's projects ruining our relationship with Britain anyway?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 03:45 PM (bgcml)

7 Julian Assange is going to get a special visit from a SEAL team real soon now.

PSSST - guys, he's hiding in his mother's basement in Switzerland.

Posted by: Timothy S. Carlson at November 27, 2010 03:46 PM (u2dhQ)

8 Frankly, what's likely to be much more interesting are the cables reporting what other world leaders -- and the worthless poseurs in our own State Department -- think of Osama Obama.

I doubt that anyone is anywhere near as adulatory of the Mohammedan Mouthpiece in private as they are when speaking publicly of him.

Posted by: MrScribbler© at November 27, 2010 03:47 PM (Ulu3i)

9 I'd like to return to an earlier question: Why is Julian Assange still alive? Maybe I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure either FDR or Kennedy would have made him room temperature by now.

Posted by: Benson at November 27, 2010 03:48 PM (qzcNU)

10 Why can't any of the documents and records of Obama's past be leaked

Posted by: Mr Wizard at November 27, 2010 03:48 PM (H+LJc)

11 How would liberals react if Saint Barry did do something against Hero Assange?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 03:49 PM (bgcml)

12 Funny how it is always US documents that get leaked.

Not really.

I mean, what would be the point of leaking, say Belgium's, documents?

We are just that sehxy!






Posted by: Deety at November 27, 2010 03:50 PM (Jb3+B)

13 Why can't any of the documents and records of Obama's past be leaked

Posted by: Mr Wizard at November 27, 2010 08:48 PM (H+LJc)

If you can explain how doing so will embarrass George W. Bush, I bet those documents and records will be online within hours, if not seconds.

Posted by: stuiec at November 27, 2010 03:52 PM (chhYn)

14 Why can't any of the documents and records of Obama's past be leaked

Posted by: Mr Wizard at November 27, 2010 08:48 PM (H+LJc)


Because conservatives placed in positions of power feel constrained by the corresponding responsibility?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 03:53 PM (bgcml)

15 DOOOOOHHH!

Geez, one can only imagine the snide, snotty, back biting cables going back and forth from the inner city ghetto appointees.

Remember the look the first klingon was captured on film given to an actual beautiful and graceful first lady?  Imagine what went on behind the scenes:

"Who do that white bitch think she is?  I ax her a simple question and she turn her haid."

Its PARTY time!  Maybe 2012 will come a little sooner than expected?

Posted by: USA at November 27, 2010 03:53 PM (y0VOX)

16

What/where is this 'popularity abroad' they keep talking about? I keep hearing about it but I'm not seeing it reflected. The foreign press is far more critical of him than ours. Other than the Chavez saying, 'come back, bra! let's fist-bump', I'm not seeing the adoring sentiment.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 27, 2010 03:53 PM (llr3t)

17

why isn't assange dead yet? honestly? can't we hire someone to do it?

This is insane. Also is that soldier who leaked everything executed yet? If this doesn't qualify as treason, I don't know what does

Posted by: Ben at November 27, 2010 03:54 PM (DKV43)

18 I have a feeling we're going to hear some nasty comments about Israel

Posted by: Ben at November 27, 2010 03:55 PM (DKV43)

19 I think Iowahawk is thanking Santa right about now.

Posted by: Thrillaminute at November 27, 2010 03:55 PM (uUITf)

20 Hire someone?  How are managing to stop someone?

Posted by: USA at November 27, 2010 03:56 PM (y0VOX)

21

I have a feeling we're going to hear some nasty comments about Israel

So? What's your point?

Posted by: IRS Field Agent #666 at November 27, 2010 03:58 PM (llr3t)

22 What/where is this 'popularity abroad' they keep talking about? I keep hearing about it but I'm not seeing it reflected. The foreign press is far more critical of him than ours. Other than the Chavez saying, 'come back, bra! let's fist-bump', I'm not seeing the adoring sentiment.

Thank you, lacey!  Glad I'm not the only one who has somehow missed the global surge of adulation for this clown.

Posted by: Peaches at November 27, 2010 04:01 PM (zxpIo)

23 If this is only about Britain he can't do any worse than he already has.  He's already on record referring to Cameron as a lightweight.  We got at least a week out of using that for a joke.

Posted by: buzzion at November 27, 2010 04:02 PM (oVQFe)

24

stuic, major points and absolutely no revocation of the ManCard© for the Mean Girl references! you can't help that your daughter makes you watch it on ABC Family

Posted by: IRS Field Agent #666 at November 27, 2010 04:02 PM (llr3t)

25 Be gone with  you filthy POS low-life degenerate IRS employee sock!

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 27, 2010 04:03 PM (llr3t)

26 I doubt that anyone is anywhere near as adulatory of the Mohammedan Mouthpiece in private as they are when speaking publicly of him.

Posted by: MrScribbler© at November 27, 2010 08:47 PM (Ulu3i)

We already know what Sarkozy thinks of Teh Won. For example:

Sarkozy: “We live in the real world, not the virtual world. And the real world expects us to take decisions.

“President Obama dreams of a world without weapons … but right in front of us two countries are doing the exact opposite.

“Iran since 2005 has flouted five security council resolutions. North Korea has been defying council resolutions since 1993.

“I support the extended hand of the Americans, but what good has proposals for dialogue brought the international community? More uranium enrichment and declarations by the leaders of Iran to wipe a UN member state [Israel] off the map.”

Posted by: stuiec at November 27, 2010 04:03 PM (chhYn)

27

This is insane. Also is that soldier who leaked everything executed yet? If this doesn't qualify as treason, I don't know what does

Posted by: Ben at November 27, 2010 08:54 PM (DKV43)

Assange isn't a US  Citizen, but the soldier should be court-martialed and executed post-haste.  And I don't care if the leaks make Obama look bad.  This goes beyond partisanship.

Posted by: Ombudsman at November 27, 2010 04:05 PM (c1oyg)

28

Right on, Peaches. I just don't get it. The foreign press was first on the story of the cost of the Mumbai trip. Inaccurately, but still. They wanted to slam the shit out of him for something, anything! Meanwhile our own media is still figuring out if they should replace their kneepads or give their jaws a rest for a bit.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 27, 2010 04:06 PM (llr3t)

29 WikiLeaks is moving beyond the mere jeopardizing of American troops and allied foreign nationals, and is about to reveal to the world what Obama really thinks of them.

As if it was difficult to figure out what the Retard-in-Chief thought of the world.  Just take any of the old Soviet Premiers, and make him a total retard, add in a tin-pot dictator with a muslim fetish, strap a tu-tu onto him and you're good to go.

Posted by: iknowtheleft®© at November 27, 2010 04:06 PM (G/MYk)

30 Hmmm.  Looks like Barry has made some friends in the State Department these past two years, friends who wanted to let the world see just what a combination of Metternich,  Gromyko, Lord Cecil and Ben Franklin our President is.  Or maybe they just have their knives out for some of his foreign policy Commissars Czars, and assorted other Commie fruitcakes that came high-stepping into Washington's genteel foreign policy establishment some twenty-two months ago.

Posted by: Minnie Rodent at November 27, 2010 04:06 PM (PZLW0)

31

stuic, major points and absolutely no revocation of the ManCard© for the Mean Girl references! you can't help that your daughter makes you watch it on ABC Family

Posted by: IRS Field Agent #666 at November 27, 2010 09:02 PM (llr3t)

My youngest has finally graduated to watching Beerfest, Super Troopers and EuroTrip ("Worst!  Twins!  EVER!!!") over and over on Comedy Central.  However, she still reverts to watching Degrassi and Hannah Montana all too often.

Posted by: stuiec at November 27, 2010 04:08 PM (chhYn)

32

we find out that Obama took his trip to india so that he could buy some rugs at cost. He didn't want to deal with those jewish carpet dealers in American and their ungodly mark ups.

oy.

Posted by: Ben at November 27, 2010 04:09 PM (DKV43)

33

 

one of his remaining political strengths has been his high standing abroad..."

Yes.  Euro-communists and lazy socialists love him. 

Posted by: Lemon Kitten at November 27, 2010 04:11 PM (0fzsA)

34

we find out that Obama took his trip to india so that he could buy some rugs at cost. He didn't want to deal with those jewish carpet dealers in American and their ungodly mark ups.  oy.

Posted by: Ben at November 27, 2010 09:09 PM (DKV43)

Well, of course.  Every malady that afflicts mankind is the fault of those Jooooos.

Posted by: Ombudsman at November 27, 2010 04:11 PM (c1oyg)

35 we called it a slam book in 8th grade...

Posted by: phoenixgirl at November 27, 2010 04:12 PM (eOXTH)

36 I was going to ask what a "burn book" was but it looks like its been answered in the comments

Posted by: Ben at November 27, 2010 04:13 PM (DKV43)

37 When is B+rry gonna pardon Jonathon Pollard?

Posted by: torabora at November 27, 2010 04:14 PM (l4ww4)

38 Wait until you get a load of the antisemitism eminating from foggybottom.Not that it is a secret to anyone but it being out there in black and white will be embarrassing.

Posted by: steevy at November 27, 2010 04:14 PM (bIhwe)

39 one of his remaining political strengths has been his high standing abroad

Political strength to whom?  Well ... I guess, for a guy whose biggest campaign rally for the American Presidency took place in Berlin, for Germans (with campaign flyers printed in German!) - the leftist dipshits would think that his popularity among people who have no input to US policy, at all, would be of any importance to Americans ...

I say we hold a raffle and give the Retard-in-Chief to whichever country gets pulled out of the hat.

Posted by: iknowtheleft®© at November 27, 2010 04:14 PM (G/MYk)

40 I don't think they can execute the leaking soldier because we are not in a declared war.

Posted by: steevy at November 27, 2010 04:15 PM (bIhwe)

41

My youngest has finally graduated to watching Beerfest, Super Troopers and EuroTrip ("Worst!  Twins!  EVER!!!") over and over on Comedy Central.  However, she still reverts to watching Degrassi and Hannah Montana all too often.

Posted by: stuiec at November 27, 2010 09:08 PM (chhYn)

Child.  My youngest is in college (how did I get so old all of a sudden?  I still think I'm 25).  Back in her day, it was Scoobie-Doo reruns, (fucking) Barney, and some show about a Bear that I've thankfully blotted from memory.

Posted by: Ombudsman at November 27, 2010 04:15 PM (c1oyg)

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 27, 2010 04:16 PM (llr3t)

43 I can't wait for Assange to piss off Putin.  He'd be dead within 24 hours.

And not inconceivably by Putin's own hand, lol! 

Posted by: Peaches at November 27, 2010 04:16 PM (zxpIo)

44 36 Which he know's,which is why he wont do so.

Posted by: steevy at November 27, 2010 04:16 PM (bIhwe)

45 Please, please GOP, this is going to be such a gift.  You. Cannot. F. Me up.

Posted by: 2012 at November 27, 2010 04:16 PM (gMzAL)

46 45 Still,I'm glad we aren't like the Russians.For all Hollywood tries to make it seem evil,the US is prettyt goody two shoes compared to most.

Posted by: steevy at November 27, 2010 04:17 PM (bIhwe)

47

Please, please GOP, this is going to be such a gift.  You. Cannot. F. Me up.

Wazzzzzzzz UP. Stay cool I got it aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaall takin' care of!

Posted by: Michael S. Steele at November 27, 2010 04:17 PM (uCjoj)

48

I'm no defender of the manchild, but this cannot be allowed to occur.  This could potentially damage centries old alliances between other powers.. not just us.  I'm sure we've got 'secret' treaties between other countries on file which could be devestating to the peace of the world if they come out.

This could be an existential threat to many countries and all this liberal mental masturbation has to come to an end.  Its time for the adults to take charge and put an end to this NOW.  How is it even possible that we've allowed this spoiled child molester to release secrets just to get on frontline?  No other country in the history of the world would allow this to happen... Its shameful, and its little Baracky's fault.

This guy needs to disappear quickly for the worlds sake.

Posted by: John Frum at November 27, 2010 04:18 PM (qQG8/)

49 Please, please GOP, this is going to be such a gift.  You. Cannot. F. Me up.

Posted by: 2012 at November 27, 2010 09:16 PM (gMzAL)

But we want to give everyone a fair chance, otherwise it wouldn't be fair.  Right?

Posted by: Michael Steele at November 27, 2010 04:19 PM (c1oyg)

50 I never liked that Assange metrosexual. But if this burns Obamas' ass, do it to it.

Posted by: Corona at November 27, 2010 04:22 PM (CdbZP)

51 OT but Philly-area Morons, 1210AM WPHT is going "full moderate" and dumping Beck and Hannity on January 3rd.  Only Rush will survive the purge.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 27, 2010 04:23 PM (XBx/N)

52 This is insane. Also is that soldier who leaked everything executed yet? If this doesn't qualify as treason, I don't know what does

This instance would seem to me, to militate against the repeal of DADT policy.

If one soldier can be shown so fanatically devoted to the cause of a political identity group as to commit treason, I'm not sure that that particular identity group should be recognized, much less given preferential treatment in our armed forces.

And for those who say that our military is more egalitarian and meritocratic than the rest of our society, that's all well and good and may even be valid.

As a civilian, I can't help but notice the "special" pre-schools for Annapolis AA candidates and the most egregious case of Nidal Malik Hasan being constantly promoted (despite deep misgivings by supervisors and peers) until he got to walk into Ft. Hood one day and start shooting the joint up.

Political Correctness is just as powerful in the military (if not more so!) as it is in civilian life.




Posted by: Deety at November 27, 2010 04:23 PM (Jb3+B)

53 O/T, but watching the football games. I see scads of holiday commercials for car companies.  Does anyone know someone who bought their spouse a car for Christmas?  I don't.

Posted by: Michael Steele at November 27, 2010 04:23 PM (c1oyg)

54 What we can hope is that something is released, perhaps by mistake, that harms the ego (but no more) of someone in a country that still has a few balls.  Then maybe JA's balls will be handed to him.

Oh, wait.  Does JA have balls?

Posted by: ParisParamus at November 27, 2010 04:23 PM (gMzAL)

55 47 45 Still,I'm glad we aren't like the Russians.For all Hollywood tries to make it seem evil,the US is prettyt goody two shoes compared to most.

Posted by: steevy at November 27, 2010 09:17 PM (bIhwe)

That's cause we've not meandered too far away from our Constitutional principles in the past. Now that we have an executive branch that isn't even constitutionally qualified and it has this raft of 'czars' that aren't constitutionally permitted (and paid for by what principle- House of Reps...you have the purse!) we find the system is quite precarious.

Posted by: torabora at November 27, 2010 04:24 PM (l4ww4)

56  O/T, but watching the football games. I see scads of holiday commercials for car companies.  Does anyone know someone who bought their spouse a car for Christmas?  I don't.

Posted by: Michael Steele

Cheap bastard.

Posted by: Michael Steele's Wife at November 27, 2010 04:24 PM (uCjoj)

57 The most wretch-worthy headline accompanied by a picture opinion piece of this month. Perhaps this year.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 27, 2010 09:16 PM (llr3t)

It includes the most glaring display of missing the obvious:

In an effort to avoid the appearance of profiling (even though every seasoned traveler will tell you to avoid the security line with the Muslims ahead of you), I've been subjected to full searches by agents who recognized me from television. Why me, I asked one of them, a Fox fan, as we discussed whether Sean Hannity was really a nice guy (he is). He pointed out the mark on my boarding pass, which had assigned me randomly for supplementary screening. I've seen elderly ladies singled out for searches because they were traveling on one-way tickets. A waste of time, to be sure, but if it makes the system "seem" fairer, fine with me.

A waste of time, a waste of resources, and therefore a loophole that can allow a terrorist to slip through while the TSA wastes its time on "fairness."  It's astounding that Estrich glosses over this basic fact.

Posted by: stuiec at November 27, 2010 04:25 PM (chhYn)

58 #54, my guess is that the real point of such ads is not to directly get a husband to buy their wife a car for Christmas (or vice versa), but just to indirectly suggest that a future purchase would please spouse.

PS: those commercials make me vomit.

Posted by: ParisParamus at November 27, 2010 04:26 PM (gMzAL)

59 Could it possibly be that this stuff was released to Ass-angel on Barry's orders, in order to further his project of destroying America at home and abroad?  Or am I finally going off the deep end?

Posted by: Minnie Rodent at November 27, 2010 04:27 PM (PZLW0)

60 What/where is this 'popularity abroad' they keep talking about? I keep hearing about it but I'm not seeing it reflected. The foreign press is far more critical of him than ours. Other than the Chavez saying, 'come back, bra! let's fist-bump', I'm not seeing the adoring sentiment.

Thank you, lacey!  Glad I'm not the only one who has somehow missed the global surge of adulation for this clown.

Posted by: Peaches at November 27, 2010 09:01 PM (zxpIo)

Everyone likes Obama more the farther away he manages to get.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 04:28 PM (CN+Qv)

61 22 What/where is this 'popularity abroad' they keep talking about? I keep hearing about it but I'm not seeing it reflected. The foreign press is far more critical of him than ours. Other than the Chavez saying, 'come back, bra! let's fist-bump', I'm not seeing the adoring sentiment.

Thank you, lacey!  Glad I'm not the only one who has somehow missed the global surge of adulation for this clown.

Posted by: Peaches at November 27, 2010 09:01 PM (zxpIo)

I think he's supposed to be popular with the general population of the world, since he hates America as much as they do.  The world leaders of course recognize him as a joke incapable of doing anything properly.  And the International media doesn't have anything really invested in his agenda since they aren't in the country and while he's a fellow traveler to most of them they have no need to prop him up since he doesn't forward their agenda in their countries like he does for the media here.

Posted by: buzzion at November 27, 2010 04:28 PM (oVQFe)

62 59 Nothing is more vomit inducing than the "Every kiss begins with Kay" commercials.Women are apparently whores who want jewlery.Jonah Goldberg usually rips them every year around this time.

Posted by: steevy at November 27, 2010 04:28 PM (bIhwe)

63 Hopefully all the Bammybots will get to read what the Eurosophisticates really think about their Annointed One - and by extension, about their synchophantasses, too.

Posted by: sherlock at November 27, 2010 04:28 PM (thr9V)

64 Could it possibly be that this stuff was released to Ass-angel on Barry's orders, in order to further his project of destroying America at home and abroad?  Or am I finally going off the deep end?

Posted by: Minnie Rodent at November 27, 2010 09:27 PM (PZLW0)

Making yourself look like a fool doesn't hurt America, it just hurts you.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 04:29 PM (CN+Qv)

65 @43: She's not getting much love from her commenters...

Posted by: Francis E. Dec at November 27, 2010 04:29 PM (41L6g)

66 OT but Philly-area Morons, 1210AM WPHT is going "full moderate" and dumping Beck and Hannity on January 3rd.  Only Rush will survive the purge.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 27, 2010 09:23 PM (XBx/N)

Wyatt, I don't understand what they're doing.  Smerconish is a major-league bore, and has been since he became an MSNBC squish.  I can't believe dumping Beck for Dom Giordano (whom I like, but isn't a national talent) and Hannity for Smerconish, makes any sense, other than ideological grounds.  A pox upon them.

Posted by: Michael Steele at November 27, 2010 04:29 PM (c1oyg)

67 It's astounding that Estrich glosses over this basic fact.

Posted by: stuiec at November 27, 2010 09:25 PM (chhYn)

Don't blame her.  She isn't very bright.

Posted by: iknowtheleft®© at November 27, 2010 04:30 PM (G/MYk)

68 Hopefully this fully exposes the nitwit nature of the Democrats at foreign relations...

Can't wait to see the messages that begin with "SecState correct, he's an a-hole...", would take out two-birds with one-stone for 2012

Posted by: phreshone at November 27, 2010 04:31 PM (T3vCe)

69 BTW ,I agree these leaks are terrible for the US .I doubt anyone trusts our intelligence services considering their demonstrated willingness to leak any and everything to cover their asses or embarrass a president they dislike(GW).This would be the same blow to the diplomatic community.Granted,State,is filled with leftist assholes but the pleasure of seeing them screwed is not worth the damage to US interests.

Posted by: steevy at November 27, 2010 04:31 PM (bIhwe)

70 43 The most wretch-worthy headline accompanied by a picture opinion piece of this month. Perhaps this year.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 27, 2010 09:16 PM (llr3t)

The sad thing is some of her sentiment has been spoken by idiots posted here.  "Its for your safety" is the same bullshit lie as "Its for the children"

Posted by: buzzion at November 27, 2010 04:31 PM (oVQFe)

71 #63 And, well, snob, me, find it even more puzzling that one would buy a gift of jewelry for a woman in a chain store--just to maximize the chance that she she's the very piece in commericals on tv, and on other women.  Well, I suppose you could go lower and buy from QVC...

Posted by: ParisParamus at November 27, 2010 04:31 PM (gMzAL)

72 stuic, major points and absolutely no revocation of the ManCard© for the Mean Girl references! you can't help that your daughter makes you watch it on ABC Family.

Agreed.

Nothing more manly than a Dad spending some time, raising some daughters.

'Tho, it's never really an excuse for wearing glitter outside the house...

Posted by: Deety at November 27, 2010 04:32 PM (Jb3+B)

73

Don't blame her.  She isn't very bright.

Posted by: iknowtheleft®© at November 27, 2010 09:30 PM (G/MYk)

She's been parroting the party line her entire life. Why expect it to change now?

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 04:33 PM (CN+Qv)

74 I think the Mean Girls reference was right on the money. O' is so intellectually empty that the comments from him will be about pants creases, slightly scuffed shoes, hair out of place. I doubt that this will hurt him in the eyes of the European socialist press and socialist leaders. They'd hump any commie, living or dead, and he's the biggest commie we've ever had. Beyond that, I don't see anything he can do to disenfranchise the 39% that still think he's just fab. As for me, I thought he was a commie asshole before he got elected and I don't see anything that's going to change there either. The only possible surprise is if he has the hots for Sarkozy's wife, but there's a better chance he's got the hots for Sarkozy.

Posted by: cali grump at November 27, 2010 04:34 PM (hL0k8)

75 Has anyone taken the time to ask Julian Assange to explain exactly how Bush inspired him to begin this life work of his?

Posted by: Peaches at November 27, 2010 04:34 PM (zxpIo)

76

Child.  My youngest is in college (how did I get so old all of a sudden?  I still think I'm 25).  Back in her day, it was Scoobie-Doo reruns, (fucking) Barney, and some show about a Bear that I've thankfully blotted from memory.

Posted by: Ombudsman at November 27, 2010 09:15 PM (c1oyg)

My oldest got her BA this summer, my middle one is in her junior year of college, and the youngest is a high school junior.  Don't ask me what she gets out of Hannah Montana, other than a tenuous lifeline to her rapidly fading childhood.

But at least having children meant that I got in on Ren & Stimpy right from the get-go, as well as Invader Zim.

Posted by: stuiec at November 27, 2010 04:34 PM (chhYn)

77 I'd like to return to an earlier question: Why is Julian Assange still alive? Maybe I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure either FDR or Kennedy would have made him room temperature by now. Posted by: Benson at November 27, 2010 08:48 PM (qzcNU) He is about to leak Israeli communications so it is highly like that he might get a visit from the Mossad one of these days..kinda like Gerald Bull did

Posted by: nevergiveup at November 27, 2010 04:35 PM (U5btG)

78 He is about to leak Israeli communications so it is highly like that he might get a visit from the Mossad one of these days..kinda like Gerald Bull did

Posted by: nevergiveup at November 27, 2010 09:35 PM (U5btG)

I doubt the Israelis have put anything senistive in cables to the US State Deparrment since Obama took office, if not earlier. They aren't stupid.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 04:36 PM (CN+Qv)

79 I'm sure we've got 'secret' treaties between other countries on file which could be devestating to the peace of the world if they come out.

I don't think so- because all treaties (and annexes, etc.) have to be approved and voted on by the Senate; it should be impossible. That was the idea, in any event.

What actually happens? Obama looks like an idiot, and our State Department is revealed to be what we always knew they are- a bunch of little-league internationalists who have no conception of how to serve and advance our national interests.


Posted by: The Mad Arab Abdul Alhazred at November 27, 2010 04:37 PM (THQxs)

80 Nothing more manly than a Dad spending some time, raising some daughters.

Posted by: Deety at November 27, 2010 09:32 PM (Jb3+B)

The opposite-sex parent is SO important raising kids.  My daughter knows what characteristics a prospective boyfriend should possess, based on my example.   (Well, that, and I'll kill the guy if he hurts my baby)

Posted by: Ombudsman at November 27, 2010 04:37 PM (c1oyg)

81

Don't blame her.  She isn't very bright.

Posted by: iknowtheleft®© at November 27, 2010 09:30 PM (G/MYk)

But she's had massive plastic surgery and botox treatments: she looks nothing like what she did in 1990.  I don't know if that demonstrates intelligence in making herself more marketable, or inane shallowness in preening for the camera.

Posted by: stuiec at November 27, 2010 04:37 PM (chhYn)

82 Could it possibly be that this stuff was released to Ass-angel on Barry's orders, in order to further his project of destroying America at home and abroad?

The president doesn't decide what State does. It's their leak, not his. We'll see what they're trying to do when we see what they released.

(Inentionally. Through Assange. Who works for them. Whether he knows it or not.)

The "Obama, secret tough guy" pre-spin is troubling. Who's he gonna rough up?

Posted by: oblig. at November 27, 2010 04:37 PM (x7Ao8)

83 I can't wait for Assange to piss off Putin.  He'd be dead within 24 hours.

Posted by: CDR M





Polonium nom nom....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November 27, 2010 04:38 PM (6bDVD)

84 It will be interesting... and by interesting I mean  hilarious ... watching the MFM circle the wagons around Bammy after this one, but I am guessing it will ultimately be a plus with his left-wing base.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at November 27, 2010 04:39 PM (YPivX)

85

Ren & Stimpy

Sweet Jesus - "The Happy Helmet" made me laugh so hard I nearly ruptured myself!

Posted by: sherlock at November 27, 2010 04:39 PM (thr9V)

86 I don't think so- because all treaties (and annexes, etc.) have to be approved and voted on by the Senate; it should be impossible. That was the idea, in any event.

What actually happens? Obama looks like an idiot, and our State Department is revealed to be what we always knew they are- a bunch of little-league internationalists who have no conception of how to serve and advance our national interests.


Posted by: The Mad Arab Abdul Alhazred at November 27, 2010 09:37 PM (THQxs)

Yeah, its another Jimmy Carter moment - the Dems like to trumpet their diplomatic savvy, but they are even more incompetent at that than they are in running a military campaign.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 04:39 PM (CN+Qv)

87 ParisParamus, no shit!  I always wonder how anyone would be excited about mass-produced department store jewelry, which is generally overpriced crap regardless of how great a "deal" they are offering. 

Posted by: Peaches at November 27, 2010 04:39 PM (zxpIo)

88 May be new developments in the Koreas.

Posted by: SlaveDog at November 27, 2010 04:43 PM (foEpt)

89 I doubt the Israelis have put anything senistive in cables to the US State Deparrment since Obama took office, if not earlier. They aren't stupid. Posted by: Oldcat at November 27, 2010 09:36 PM (CN+Qv) Maybe but remember that is a two way street and I think we might be amazed at what Obama and our State Department put in those cables

Posted by: nevergiveup at November 27, 2010 04:44 PM (U5btG)

90 May be new developments in the Koreas.

That site is impossible to read.

Posted by: toby928™ at November 27, 2010 04:48 PM (S5YRY)

91 Wyatt, I don't understand what they're doing.  Smerconish is a major-league bore, and has been since he became an MSNBC squish.  I can't believe dumping Beck for Dom Giordano (whom I like, but isn't a national talent) and Hannity for Smerconish, makes any sense, other than ideological grounds.  A pox upon them.

They're "going local".  Every once in a while, a PD gets the brilliant idea that talk radio should be local.

The new morning guy is supposed to be conservative and from what I remember, Giordano is pretty good.  Smirky is moving to annoy the afternoon crowd.  It isn't such a big change ideologically.

Posted by: AmishDude at November 27, 2010 04:48 PM (BvBKY)

92

Sweet Jesus - "The Happy Helmet" made me laugh so hard I nearly ruptured myself!

Posted by: sherlock at November 27, 2010 09:39 PM (thr9V)

I loved their tribute to Burl Ives: The Happy Happy Joy Joy Song.

Posted by: stuiec at November 27, 2010 04:49 PM (chhYn)

93 That site is impossible to read.

Posted by: toby928™ at November 27, 2010 09:48 PM (S5YRY)

It's just a Twitter feed.

Posted by: SlaveDog at November 27, 2010 04:51 PM (foEpt)

94

Assange isn't a US  Citizen, but the soldier should be court-martialed and executed post-haste.  And I don't care if the leaks make Obama look bad.  This goes beyond partisanship.

Assuage may not be a US citizen but that doesn't mean someone can't and shouldn't get to him.  Where exactly is he a citizen of. If they are an ally let them jail him and shut down his operation.  If they aren't punch his ticket for him.  It may be too late to stop the leaks but it would send a strong message to whoever else might think it is a good idea to start making decisions for the USA.  This guy is our enemy.  This isn't a freedom of speach issue.  We look weak and when we look weak people on both sides die.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at November 27, 2010 04:52 PM (Skc3Q)

95 You just know this outfit has some really stupid shit written down.

Posted by: Timbo at November 27, 2010 04:52 PM (ph9vn)

96 Bear with me on this one. Yeah, this is a tin foil hat post. And no, I don't believe this will happen. Call it a "what if" scenario. A worst case, way out there, what if scenario. Suppose, just suppose, that B.H.O is so incensed by the release, that it causes him so much damage, that he declares a state of emergency, demands all manner of emergency power to contain leaks. These emergency powers gradually expand over time, in the interests of security of course. Two years from now, he imposes new restrictions upon us before the election, curiously when it becomes obvious that his 10% approval rating will translate into him being voted out of office. These new restrictions effectively prevent a viable and fair election, and he refuses to relinquish power on the 20th of Jan 2013. Or an "event" occurs that prevents an orderly transition. Something happens. He stays past his "sell by date". Yeah, I know, it couldn't happen. Then again, our media will never fall in love with an empty suit, with no discernible history, with no experience, hidden backers, and a profoundly un-American world view. They would never let him assume the mantle of president, as they would know that he is profoundly unsuited to the task. No... wait ... they did this ... So maybe that far out ridiculous scenario ... no ... couldn't be. Not possible.

Posted by: John Galt at November 27, 2010 04:52 PM (80GjT)

97 OT but Philly-area Morons, 1210AM WPHT is going "full moderate" and dumping Beck and Hannity on January 3rd.  Only Rush will survive the purge.

Of course Rush will!

Those 3 golden hours make that station's nut every week.

For me, I tend not to listen to the "big" AM station in my town (which also carries Beck and Hannity) unless it's during Limbaugh hours.

I'm lucky though, in my market, I have another AM talker (mostly Salem) and more recently an FM which has really funny local rabble rousing in addition to some "2nd tier" shows which I find I like much more than the biggies.

(I tend to drive around a lot for my work.)

Examples include Jerry Doyle, Boortz and Levin (I rarely listen to him anymore now that he's on at 7:00 PM my time.  I just so associate listening to radio with being at work that I just won't do it, once I get home.)

Posted by: Deety at November 27, 2010 04:54 PM (Jb3+B)

98

Where exactly is he a citizen of. If they are an ally let them jail him and shut down his operation.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at November 27, 2010 09:52 PM (Skc3Q)

Assange is Australian.

Posted by: stuiec at November 27, 2010 04:56 PM (chhYn)

99 Deety, Another station will pick them up as long as they bring in the listeners and the sdvertising cash.  That station just f***ed up.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at November 27, 2010 04:57 PM (Skc3Q)

100 The Sunday Telegraph has learnt that the first tranche of documents, to be published in full tomorrow after an initial release tonight, are expected to feature "lively commentaries" by US diplomats on world leaders, including Nelson Mandela, Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean president, Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan, and Libya's Colonel Muammar Gaddafi of Libya.




I find if difficult to believe members of the Obama administration had unkind words for any third world dictators.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November 27, 2010 04:58 PM (6bDVD)

101 I wouldn't want to PO Australia.  Could we arrange for his gay lover to rip him a new anus?

Posted by: Ohio Dan at November 27, 2010 05:00 PM (Skc3Q)

102 100 Deety, Another station will pick them up as long as they bring in the listeners and the sdvertising cash.  That station just f***ed up.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at November 27, 2010 09:57 PM (Skc3Q)

You would think you'd be able to find other stations that carry them already.  I think I can find 3 stations that play Rush within range of me.  With Philly being so close to other cities you shouldn't have trouble finding other stations that carry them.

Posted by: buzzion at November 27, 2010 05:05 PM (oVQFe)

103 I say we set another honey trap for Assange and equip the bait with one of these, impregnated with botulinium toxin.

Posted by: stuiec at November 27, 2010 05:12 PM (chhYn)

104 What/where is this 'popularity abroad' they keep talking about? I keep hearing about it but I'm not seeing it reflected.

Heh. I have the same problem with all the liberals swooning over Barry's supposed "intelligence." What intelligence? I have yet to see any of it. Only evidence I've ever seen is a bunch of liberals saying the guy's intelligent. OK, but why? This obvious follow-up question is never asked.

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 27, 2010 05:13 PM (3WrnJ)

105 They're "going local".  Every once in a while, a PD gets the brilliant idea that talk radio should be local.
Yeah, we've got a local guy here from 7 to 9 in the morning - jeez, what an annoying jackass he is.  Every other sentence contains "I'm just fed up with the government in Raleigh" - nothing constructive, mind you, just two hours of bitching.  Nonstop.  I keep hoping they dump the guy, but evidently he owns a part of the radio station so...

Posted by: antisocialist at November 27, 2010 05:22 PM (Rwudm)

106 Deety, Another station will pick them up as long as they bring in the listeners and the sdvertising cash.  That station just f***ed up.

I remember the first Tea Party in my city which was heavily promo'd by the "new" FM talk station in my town.  Morning "shock-talker", only person I'd ever heard analyze local city council politics on the air made a big splash early on and was very funny, to boot.

Later on that day, a "local institution", a very familiar radio voice took to the stage and blinked at the crowd in confusion.  He mumbled something or other about 20+ years of covering politics, urged moderation above all else and said that this might possibly be a good idea if no one goes too far and then BOOMED out the call letters of the station and introduced a tape recording of Rush Limbaugh's CPAC speech.

At that moment I was hit by an almost electric bolt of pathos, when I realized:

Dude.  The only reason you have a show in this town, is because you are the lead in to Limbaugh.

That's sad.

He was eventually replaced.

Financed his own broadcast (LOL!) for a while and has been picked up by the local Salem affiliated station but as much as I love Dennis Prager, I just don't see Mr. Prager kicking many listener ears back down into the earlier AM time-slot!


Posted by: Deety at November 27, 2010 05:31 PM (Jb3+B)

107 97 Bear with me on this one. Yeah, this is a tin foil hat post. And no, I don't believe this will happen. Call it a "what if" scenario. A worst case, way out there, what if scenario.

Suppose, just suppose, that B.H.O is so incensed by the release, that it causes him so much damage, that he declares a state of emergency, demands all manner of emergency power to contain leaks. These emergency powers gradually expand over time, in the interests of security of course.


Two years from now, he imposes new restrictions upon us before the election, curiously when it becomes obvious that his 10% approval rating will translate into him being voted out of office. These new restrictions effectively prevent a viable and fair election, and he refuses to relinquish power on the 20th of Jan 2013. Or an "event" occurs that prevents an orderly transition. Something happens. He stays past his "sell by date".


Yeah, I know, it couldn't happen.


Then again, our media will never fall in love with an empty suit, with no discernible history, with no experience, hidden backers, and a profoundly un-American world view. They would never let him assume the mantle of president, as they would know that he is profoundly unsuited to the task.


No... wait ... they did this ...


So maybe that far out ridiculous scenario ... no ... couldn't be. Not possible.
Posted by: John Galt

Cannot happen. His term ends on 1/20/2013, no ifs, ands, or buts. At 12 noon, if there is no election, whoever is Speaker of the House will become President. This reminds me back in 2000 with the "recounts" in Florida and Billy Jeff saying he would stick around as President until it was decided. He was pretty much informed his ass becomes ex-President at noon on January 20th, no matter what.

Posted by: MrCaniac for Pledge for Cooters at November 27, 2010 05:37 PM (oREHE)

108
"Looks like Barry has made some friends in the State Department these past two years, friends who wanted to let the world see just what a combination of Metternich,  Gromyko, Lord Cecil and Ben Franklin our President is."

Hillary!

Posted by: Brown Line at November 27, 2010 05:54 PM (EYcgs)

109 With his popularity flagging at home, one of his remaining political strengths has been his high standing abroad...

If his countrymen don't like him, then whether the Europeans, Russians, or the Chinese like him or not matters little.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at November 27, 2010 05:57 PM (jQy/O)

110 Ha Ha!

Posted by: Nelson Muntz at November 27, 2010 06:19 PM (OWjjx)

111

If you'll allow me a serious moment... who here doesn't think the NSA or other security agency could pull the plug on Wikileaks sever or any other that would publish these documents? In truth, Obey wants the leaks to happen.

Now then.. back to the frivolity.

Posted by: Tightie Rightie at November 27, 2010 06:39 PM (9YNSJ)

112 This could also be a way for Obama to exert control over the Internet, for national security reasons.

Posted by: ThePaganTemple at November 27, 2010 06:54 PM (TQuvh)

113 Like Obi-Won gives a rat's posterior about US interests?  I don't think he even cares much about his own image given that he's probably got the puppet golden parachute waiting for him when his time's up.  He's going to go off to some dinky island and golf his life away.  His main objective is to bring us down. 

Posted by: RushBabe at November 27, 2010 07:15 PM (a3Z62)

114 52 Oh, for the love of crap.

Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2010 07:26 PM (hZFhS)

115 97 John Galt Alternatively, the leaks don't bother him since they damage U.S. foreign relations.

Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2010 07:38 PM (hZFhS)

116 I don't listen to the talk shows on PHT anyway...for half of the year, they're broadcasting the Phillies games anyway. I stick to the satellite, and for my Rush fix, I go online and listen there. Smerconish is a major-league dick, I do remember hearing him taunt Giuliani about how he (Smerconish) was going to vote for Obama...because Lord Zero promised to attack Pakistan. Rudy may be the most solid conservative but he basically ripped Smerconish a new one for that. Haven't listened since.

Posted by: Luca Brasi at November 27, 2010 08:21 PM (twwJ3)

117 45 years of cables are going to be released.

Posted by: archie bunker at November 27, 2010 08:26 PM (0YS61)

118 52 - I would imagine you can get Rush and Hannity in Philly on ABC 770 out of New York. I can pick that up in the car here in CT and almost the whole way into Boston when I drive up that way.

Posted by: Have Blue at November 27, 2010 08:28 PM (mV+es)

119 Can't say that I'm too broken up about Hannity going....his heart's in the right place but he doesn't argue his position well and spouts too many cliches.

Posted by: Luca Brasi at November 27, 2010 08:31 PM (twwJ3)

120 The question lost in all this is where did he get all of the papers he is going to release. He unfortunately isn't the only problem. How does one go about getting 1,000,000 papers from the state department, maybe we have a few traitors in our midst? This large number of papers can't have just waltzed out the door via Sandy Berger, no we have a very large and dangerous problem that needs fixing and fast.

Posted by: jainphx at November 27, 2010 09:38 PM (ew5pX)

Posted by: spidly at November 28, 2010 12:55 AM (9yzvj)

122 Dems may show Barak what the underside of the bus looks like if this proves true.

Posted by: Avidbuff at November 28, 2010 03:03 AM (Vtkx1)

123

>> John Frum @ #49: I'm no defender of the manchild, but this cannot be allowed to occur.  This could potentially damage centries old alliances between other powers.. not just us. 

It'll be fine. They still have that RESET button, right?

>> #49: I'm sure we've got 'secret' treaties between other countries on file which could be devestating to the peace of the world if they come out.

If you're referring to Blue Ă–yster Cult's 1974 release Secret Treaties, it can only be a good thing if all the world's leaders have it.

Posted by: FireHorse at November 28, 2010 03:03 AM (sWynj)

124 Unfortunately, the 'dirt' being disclosed on Obama thru this leaked embassy communications traffic is a relatively inconsequential consideration. The real damage is on the crypto-analysis side.  These leaked messages are 'plaintext'. Countries such Russia, China, India, Israel, France, Pakistan, Germany, etc., etc. will now go to their hard drives and pull up the encrypted copy of those messages - which they will be able to figure out in a matter of seconds.

You now have the encrypted version to compare with the plaintex version, and literally millions of messages to compare for frequency analysis.  This potentially could be an absolute nightmare for the U.S.

Posted by: alwyr at November 28, 2010 04:32 AM (w2++y)

125 This is mean and I hope all Americans ignore this. This is nothing but a scam to destroy president obama. These people should go to jail forever. We the people of Brattleboro do not support this and think this is disgusting  !!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at November 28, 2010 06:00 AM (zVOB7)

126 An upstart?

Posted by: Rufus T Firefly at November 28, 2010 07:04 AM (qBgtG)

127

I don't think they can execute the leaking soldier because we are not in a declared war

 

Uh, I think they can.

Posted by: julius and ethel rosenburg at November 28, 2010 08:48 AM (glQ/d)

128 Solid point @125.

Posted by: publius at November 28, 2010 09:28 AM (0tVdO)

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