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Comment: So you kept wearing the clown shoes (Score 1) 448

by Uberbah (#49186253) Attached to: How One Climate-Change Skeptic Has Profited From Corporate Interests

...and skipped right over the fact that Hillary would be talking about nothing but WMD's if they had actually been found in Iraq. Because the reason she hasn't been president the last 6+ years is her vote to invade Iraq.

To stop Saddam from using/possessing WMD's.

As to JEB Bush, it is hard to imagine him coming out touting wmds found in Iraq, when his own brother did not do so as President.

Clown. Shoes. Iraq is why Democrats took back Congress in 2006, and Republicans across the country took a beating in 2008. Do explain why everyone from the Bush family and the Bush Administration wouldn't be talking about these discovered WMD's if they vindicated W's war.

I wont hold my breath, because you'd first explain the workings of a perpetual motion machine before you could square that circle.

Oh, I don't suppose it occurred to you that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is unlikely to want to bring attention to the fact that ISIS came into being on her watch.

You do know that Hillary was at State, and not the Pentagon, right? The Hillary that was all set to "obliterate" Iran back in 2008? The Megathatcher would have re-invaded Iraq two years ago to fight the monster her boss's administration created.

When I did a Google search of her comments about ISIS, her statements were mostly supportive of Obama's strategy

Too bad you stopped your Goolgling. Because yes, the USG under Obama did create ISIS, by arming, funding and training extremists to fight Assad. Echoing the strategy of the first modern right-wing president, Carter, who funded the proto-Taliban in Afghanistan to provoke the USSR into stating what American Exceptionalists would call a "humanitarian intervention".

But that's the ever-present problem for right-wingers: the only legit criticism of Democrats comes from the Left.

when in fact the primary justification given at the time was Saddam's refusal to abide by the agreement he made at the end of the first Gulf War.

Agreements which entirely revolved around...Saddam's WMD's. Like I said, clown shoes.

It is interesting that the Huffington Post does not use the "degraded over time" argument.

What's interesting is that your own link never mentions WMD's, or Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Because it's not a weapon of mass destruction if it's incapable of causing mass destruction.

Because it's not a weapon of mass destruction if it's incapable of causing mass destruction.

Because it's not a weapon of mass destruction if it's incapable of causing mass destruction.

Because it's not a weapon of mass destruction if it's incapable of causing mass destruction.

Repeated so it might sink in this time, even through the clown shoes.

Comment: Re:Best money Tom Steyer ever spent (Score 1) 433

by Uberbah (#49186155) Attached to: Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

The question you have to ask yourself is, are there reasons to dislike Obama other than the color of his skin?

You could write an entire encyclopedia about such reasons, but the legit ones all come from the left. There is some Venn overlapping with Libertarians, who are refreshingly not FOS when they object to Obama's drone wars, unconstitutional spying, or continuing the War on Poor Drug Users.

But then there's the rest of the time, where Libertarians want to bring back all the worst aspects of the 19th Century, save chattel slavery. But they'd be just fine with the next best things: indentured servitude, sharecropping, and workers living in Company Towns and being paid in Company Script.

But I'm not FOS like an Obamabot. I will happily work with Libertarians who want to see bankers prosecuted for fraud or ending the War on Poor Drug Users. It's just that will also happily tell them to pound sand when they want to turn the U.S. into another Libertarian Paradise.

Comment: Re:Best money Tom Steyer ever spent (Score 1) 433

by Uberbah (#49186117) Attached to: Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Classic butthurt, classic non-response. You guys should throw a party with the Obamabots, who are running around right now insisting that anyone pointing out Hillary's hypocrisy on using private email accounts for state business is suffering from Clinton Derangement Syndrome. You have so much in common.

Or, you could try a response-response. How do you explain the Birther obsession and being a secret muslim without racism. What's your justification from snoozing through 8 years of Bush's signing statements, record deficits and attempts at immigration reform to suddenly lose your minds when Obama continued on the same path.

Face it, the teabaggers are hacks, just like the Obamabots who will suddenly start objecting to Patriot Act extensions and drones the second it's President Jeb Bush at the helm.

Comment: Re:I thought that was Nintendo's failure... (Score 1) 153

by Uberbah (#49186055) Attached to: Is Sega the Next Atari?

Sorry, but you're wrong on that, or didn't know how to shop. By the time Dreamcast came out CD-R's had been available for 10 years and had dropped in price significantly.

Only if you were living in Taiwan as the son of an electronics exec. And 4k screens have been out for 10 years and dropped in price significantly - but they're still rare and expensive. And yes, I do have fond memories of burning CD's in dorm rooms at the time - and it would cost me $3 bucks per disk plus pizza for the guy who had invested in a blazing fast 2x burner.

And it's still a red herring for other reasons: Napster was around at the time, but bittorent did not exist, and the only people with decent net connections for downloading ISO's were college students. And the most widely pirated games of all time were also best sellers, for their time, like Warcraft and Starcraft.

Comment: Re:Bad idea (Score 1) 644

by Uberbah (#49185887) Attached to: Snowden Reportedly In Talks To Return To US To Face Trial

Let's go with your premise that the DA was incompetent, biased, corrupt, or whatever.

What part of "no defense attorney would let his client testify at his own grand jury hearing unless the fix was in" did you have a hard time with?

I've always thought that rioting was an odd response to injustice in the system - whether perceived or real.

Why don't you ask the cops that start them? From the 60's through Occupy, most riots can accurately be described as police riots. But that's a part of the gameplan: cops brutally crack down on protestors, and authoritarians such as yourself blame the protesters. It's a time honored tactic, honed to perfection. The only way to cause change is to make life inconvenient enough for the bourgeoisie and the the politicians is to inconvenience them until they do something about it.

All your nice polite protests in a limited area, for a limited duration accomplish is a continuance of the system. There was no independent DOJ autopsy of Eric Gardner's murder, nor an independent DOJ investigation, nor a personal visit from the Attorney General from the United States. That did happen in Ferguson, precisely because the people didn't bend over and take their oppression like you would prefer they do.

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." - JFK

Comment: Re:Obligatory Exploration? (Score 1) 644

by Uberbah (#49185669) Attached to: Snowden Reportedly In Talks To Return To US To Face Trial

You make some good points, but Snowden is stuck in Russia, and I intentionally did not want to get in to "Who is Worse?".

But it's unavoidable. It's like trying to watch with a straight face as Chris Brown gets a lecture on how to treat women....by O.J. Simpson.

Murders of Politkovskaya, Litvinenko, and now Nemtsov are just the tip of the iceberg.

Pennies on the hundred dollar bill - and that's assuming Putin ordered or condoned their killings. Obama has killed thousands of innocent people with his drones, including barely 16 year old boys for political speech their fathers made.

If you are referring to Mohamedou Ould Slahi

I'm referring to the more than 50 people who are still being held in Gitmo, some of which have been cleared for release from when Obama was still a Senator. The cop-out that 'their home countries wouldn't take them back' never held any water, since the U.S. spent years ignoring Urugay's offer to take some in, before finally freeing six men late last year.

Comment: Re:Bad idea (Score 1) 644

by Uberbah (#49178755) Attached to: Snowden Reportedly In Talks To Return To US To Face Trial

Sat photos are hard to fake, and sat photos of artillery/tanks entering Ukraine from Russia are pretty damning evidence.

You mean pictures on social media, which are very easy to fake. It's funny, Russia has been invading Ukraine for a year and a half now - after the American supported coup overthrew the elected government six months before the agreed upon early elections - but not one shred of evidence has been presented by the U.S. to back up it's claims.

All those spy planes, all those spy satellites, and not. one. picture.

Comment: Re:Bad idea (Score 1) 644

by Uberbah (#49178729) Attached to: Snowden Reportedly In Talks To Return To US To Face Trial

Easy: if rioting ensues, the trial must have been unfair - just as in Ferguson.

What trial? The DA acted more like a defense attorney at the grand jury hearing, where Wilson actually testified. Which is as much of a clue as one needs to know the fix was in. A remotely competent defense attorney would break his client's leg before letting him do that....unless the whole operation was a CYA from the beginning.

So stick that in your police state apologist pipe and smoke it.

Comment: Re:Full blooded American here (Score 1) 644

by Uberbah (#49178711) Attached to: Snowden Reportedly In Talks To Return To US To Face Trial

Yes, because writing an opinion that differs from yours is clearly only possible by being paid to do so.

Only because there are people who bend over backwards to excuse inexcusable corruption and government lawbreaking. Case in point:

Making public a lot of things that people suspected but didn't quite know did indeed damage relationships. Had he not released the documents, the relationships would have continued as before.

Abusive, domineering, illegal relationships. Do you apologists throw parties with the Stasi Boosters Club? If not, why not?

Comment: Re:Obligatory Exploration? (Score 2) 644

by Uberbah (#49178085) Attached to: Snowden Reportedly In Talks To Return To US To Face Trial

I mean Vlad could just order him killed by unknown assailants and then blame the U.S. for the purposes of some minor PR points. He's that kind of guy.

I have yet to see bitching about Putin that wasn't either a case of projection, or 'beams and 'motes. He's an authoritarian doosh, but he's not keeping people in gulag's that have been cleared for release for a decade, nor is he busy murdering people on the other side of the planet with robot planes for their political speech. Nor has he supported a coup in Mexico and then all but invited his newly created puppet government into the Warsaw Pact.

Putin, at his worst day, is a a molehill next to the mountain of American Exceptionalism on it's best day.

Comment: Re:No good options (Score 1) 644

by Uberbah (#49178055) Attached to: Snowden Reportedly In Talks To Return To US To Face Trial

Balls? The U.S. has shown it has no qualms about having a diplomatic plane - even one carrying a head of state - forced down by puppet governments because Snowden might be on board. The same U.S. that is busy leveling sanctions against the governments of Russia and Venezuela for American-made problems - the successful coup in Ukraine, the so far unsuccessful coup attempts in Venezuela. The U.S. that has asserted the right to murder anyone on the planet at any time, even barely 16 year old boys for the political speech of their fathers.

It's not just taking in a political refugee. It's taking on Western Imperialism, and you have to have Snowden-sized balls to do that.

What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.

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