published Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Three Little Pigs

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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prairie_dog said...

Not sure what the point is here but it's nice to see a few cartoons that are not strictly political campaign propaganda. Maybe it's like comedians who don't use obscene language; a bit more work to be funny, but more enjoyable overall.

June 3, 2014 at 12:18 a.m.
prairie_dog said...

Oh, okay, I get it. Coal fired plants are being forced to close. Where's the part about the Little Piggy who sat in the dark waiting for the wolf to blow on his windmill?

June 3, 2014 at 1:06 a.m.
fairmon said...

The third little piggy was the only one that could afford the alternatives, the others froze or starved to death. Government is there to decide who will win or lose and they selected piggy #3. Fortunately the constitution empowers the federal government to use tax money paid by the states to manipulate and dictate to the states what they will or will not do. The Appalachian mining regions are already the most impoverished in the country, this should finally finish them off.

June 3, 2014 at 3:50 a.m.
wallyworld said...

I, too, want to be one of the thousands that die this year due to coal related pollutants. As President Obama unveils his plan to finally begin regulating greenhouse gas emissions, we’re bound to hear a high volume of complaints about a “war on coal.” But what about coal’s war on humanity? Because, believe it or not, coal has been at war with humans at least since large-scale coal mining began at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution in the late 18th century. Yes, coal has provided enormous benefits as a source of power, but at a terrible cost that most people even today aren’t cognizant of.

In fact,hidden costs of coal — what economists call “externalities” or “externalized costs.” Further research suggests that the full weight of such externalities is so high that we could well be better off abandoning coal as a fuel source, even if there were no danger of global warming at all.

June 3, 2014 at 5:21 a.m.
joepulitzer said...

Got anymore clinkers, Wally?

June 3, 2014 at 5:54 a.m.
wallyworld said...

That remark is typical of your small-mindedness and knuckledragging mentality, joe. Why don't we stay in the 19th century like all republicans are working toward? Because there are some of us out here in the 'real' world that care about our health and the health of the planet, and we're not making the billions off of coal, just having to inhale the poisonous by-product. Go back to your cave for another 1000 years.

June 3, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
GameOn said...

Coal fired plants have taken a toll on our life expectancy. Just like Climate Change. What a joke.

June 3, 2014 at 6:53 a.m.
wallyworld said...

Joke, huh? You've got a perverted sense of humor. Corporations will not spend the money to produce 'clean coal' power, it interferes with their bottom line. Your health is not their problem. Fine particle pollution from U.S. power plants cuts short the lives of nearly 24,000 people each year, including 2800 from lung cancer. The average number of life-years lost by individuals dying prematurely from exposure to particulate matter is 14 years. Hundreds of thousands of Americans suffer each year from asthma attacks, cardiac problems, and respiratory problems associated with fine particles from power plants. Power plant pollution is responsible for 38,200 non-fatal heart attacks per year.

June 3, 2014 at 7:22 a.m.
alprova said...

Clearly, the President is pissing off all the right people this week.

The Republicans are talking impeachment again.

That strategy always works out well for the Republicans every time they try it.

I think the Prez is daring them to do it.

June 3, 2014 at 7:28 a.m.
alprova said...

Right-wingers don't seem to embrace change very well.

Well, the world is going to change and they can either be a part of it, or they will be made to stand aside and change will mow them over.

June 3, 2014 at 7:31 a.m.
wallyworld said...

This from the pages of this newspaper this morning. The dumbest states, as measured by the percent of the population with a bachelor’s degree, the median household income and the 2010 average SAT score in each state.

  1. West Virginia, 17.3 percent of population has bachelor’ degree; average SAT is 1513.
  2. Arkansas, 18.9 percent of population has bachelor’s degree; average SAT is 1697
  3. Mississippi, 19.6 percent of population has bachelor’s degree; average SAT is 1673
  4. Kentucky, 21 percent of population has bachelor’s degree; average SAT is 1841
  5. Louisiana, 21.4 percent of population has bachelor’s degree; average SAT is 1655
  6. Nevada, 21.8 percent of population has bachelor’s degree; average SAT is 1454
  7. Alabama, 22 percent of population has bachelor’s degree; average SAT is 1608
  8. Indiana, 22.5 percent of population has bachelor’ degree 9 .Oklahoma, 22.7 percent of population has bachelor’s degree; average SAT is 1689
  9. Tennessee, 23 percent of population has bachelor’s degree; average SAT 1709

Source: The Street, “The Dumbest States in America.” SAT based on 2010 results. The smartest state is Massachusetts. Does anyone see the pattern here?

June 3, 2014 at 7:51 a.m.
fairmon said...

wally said... “The Dumbest States in America.” SAT based on 2010 results. The smartest state is Massachusetts. Does anyone see the pattern here?

What is your conclusion? Where are you located? What is your SAT score? A high SAT score is no indication of good decision making. It is a measure of common knowledge but not common sense.

That data on members of congress would be interesting and possibly enlightening.

June 3, 2014 at 8:48 a.m.
fairmon said...

The new standards may accelerate the move to natural gas as other alternatives are developed and made affordable. Natural gas should be the interim not the ultimate energy source.

June 3, 2014 at 8:51 a.m.
AgentX said...

As someone who works in the power industry, and having spent many years in a coal power plant, I can tell you that companies do spend hundreds of millions of dollars to stay ahead of EPA regulations when they can, only to have the EPA come back with stricter regulations. Eventually they move the bar so high, nobody can reach it. Plants with more polution controls than I have time to explain are being closed because of political reasons, not necessarily related to emission controls.
There is plenty of ability to clean coal plants up, but that would be political suicide for anyone to suggest it. Sure, it'll take spending money, and rates may increase, but what do you think will happen when they close down power production to the plants that make up 40% of available power? Those are also plants that provide for regulation of the grid. Nuke units don't change- they get up there and generate at a set point and don't move until they come off. Power demand does not stay flat morning, noon, and night. There is so much more to it than just getting rid of coal.
And these plants they are closing? It's not like parking a car for a week and just coming back to crank it up if you need it. These plants get closed and begin falling apart. There will be no going back.

June 3, 2014 at 9:48 a.m.

Yeah, BO always manages to PO those who believe in the Constitution and our system checks and balances. BO broke the law. The dumbest people are those in all the states that voted for BO, or should I say got duped by him.

He gave up 5 terrorists for a deserter/traitor without consulting congress. Why? Because he's Barack Hussein Obama the imperial POTUS. An ambassador in Lybia was killed because of "video?, Russia laughs at us, and now has stronger ties with China, and BO supported the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

We have a facist/dictator/narcissist/dick/a-hole/corporate whore/ control freak/bully in the WH.

BO is at war with individualism, independence, and freedom.

He should be impeached. You libs know you would have called for GWB to be impeached if he did some of things BO has done.

Maybe the worst thing of all he's done is push along the police state we've been in to a new level. He came in criticizing corporations and an intrusive government, but he's turned out to be a corporate whore and loves having the government put its boot on the neck of citizens. Meanwhile, illegal aliens and terrorists get all kinds of sympathy.

June 3, 2014 at 9:49 a.m.

Good post Agent X. The EPA is used like a weapon by the left. It is political. To deny that would be ridiculous. BO is a foul hater of free enterprise. Only corporations that he'll benefit from are ok with him. Stupid leftist do things without any knowledge of the consequences.

June 3, 2014 at 9:58 a.m.

I cannot believe what a moron we have in the WH.

The Taliban is not a sovereign nation. They're simply hardline Muslim terrorists. He said, "this is what happens at the end wars". Referring to prisoners being released and that they will "absolutely" return to terrorism. "end"??

This war will never end. Islam has been at war with the rest of the world since 500 a.d. Muslim terrorism will never end. The Taliban is not Afghanistan. He released 5 terrorists back to a war that will be ongoing. You can't treat terrorists as regular POW's. They have no allegiance to a specific country.

June 3, 2014 at 10:11 a.m.
alprova said...

Z-man, you're gonna pop a vein one day, worrying yourself to death over President Barack Obama.

You never disappoint me when I read your crap, for quite often there is not a truthful word to be found.

June 3, 2014 at 10:19 a.m.

In 2010 the pentagon said that he did desert, according to the Wash. Post.

BO tried to use this a s PR bump. Terrorists are not a sovereign nation. So BO negotiated with terrorists. If you call this stooge a hero, then Bradly Manning is a hero as well.

Ridiculous.

Every indicator points to him being a deserter.

June 3, 2014 at 10:20 a.m.
alprova said...

If the man is a deserter, he will stand trial for it. However, I have NEVER read of a deserter being promoted in rank while missing.

Have You?

Why not wait until the FACTS come out?

Everything out there now is based on rumor and speculation.

The man apparently had enemies within his own platoon and it is highly possible that they are lying through their teeth.

Remember the man who claimed to be an insider when Benghazi went down, and it was proven that the man wasn't anywhere near the compound?

People do lie for 10 minutes of fame.

The man dserves his day in front of a military judge, if the facts bear out his deserving to be charged.

Even in the military, a man is innocent until proven guilty.

June 3, 2014 at 10:43 a.m.

I don't worry about him at all, he is what he is.

It's not looking good at all. It's pretty clear that he deserted, period.

Facts. The Wash. Post, hardly a conservative rag, states that the Pentagon considered him to be a deserter.

June 3, 2014 at 10:48 a.m.
TheJackDennis said...

Anthony says "Why not wait until the FACTS come out?" Then in the same post he says: The man apparently had enemies within his own platoon and it is highly possible that they are lying through their teeth." Hokay

June 3, 2014 at 11:07 a.m.

Funny how hypocritical you libs are, every time Bush tripped you called for him to be impeached. That went on for 8 years.

Bringing up what other presidents did, their failures, or what they did wrong, doesn't make put his actions in a better light.

BO deserves are the criticism he gets, for this "trade", for his policies, and for his lawlessness. He behaves as POTUS like the spoiled, pampered brat he was when he grew up. He will have his way no matter what. Constitution be damned, the law be damned, and Congress be damned.

All indications strongly point to this soldier being a deserter. This was strictly and irresponsible PR stunt to take the attention away from the VA. BO is utterly responsible.

June 3, 2014 at 11:09 a.m.
TheJackDennis said...

General Dempsey says Service members who are missing in action routinely continue to be promoted on the same schedule as their peers.

June 3, 2014 at 11:16 a.m.

Yeah, why would they lie through their teeth? Do they lie about others in their platoon as well? Betrayal is what makes a soldier angry at one his own. Facts are coming out right and left.

June 3, 2014 at 11:38 a.m.
prairie_dog said...

I wish all you people had the benefit of an engineering/scientific education. The only way to continue life with alternate energy sources is for everyone to give up a lot, meaning no easy transportation, no air conditioning, no light and no heat.

It's very easy for people who can "do the math" to understand.

Belief in "renewable energy sources" at this point is just about the same as deciding to go home and sing "Jesus Loves Me" over and over until your cancer goes away. Good luck with that.

June 3, 2014 at 11:41 a.m.

Good Point, prarie_dog. There is nothing on the horizon that can replace oil, gas or coal. Nothing. It's a pipe dream. Nothing close to support all of our needs, or the world's needs. Nothing.

This wierd leftist dream of making the engine of the world work without oil is madness It can be forced, and it's not happening soon. Our "footprint" is just so evil, isn't it.

June 3, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.
AgentX said...

@ prairie_dog Yes, it's very much supply and demand. Renewable energy can not keep up with demand. And closing plants instead of seeking ways to keep them viable is going to cause supply shortages in the future. That's part of the reason the government is pushing for so much energy efficiency. People want nothing but "clean" energy, until you turn their power off in the middle of August because there isn't enough to go around. Anyone familiar with rolling brownouts? Why doesn't the government invest in technology that can be used for energy production, even if through subsidies? Imagine the manufacturing that could come to the U.S. with really cheap, reliable power. Instead, I sit on a shuttle service and listen to people talk about their foodstamp cell phones.

June 3, 2014 at 12:13 p.m.
Plato said...

Every time an environmental issue comes forward, the clean air act, the clean water act, and now the EPS's newest regulatory effort to help clean up coal's mess, the wingnuts come out of the woodwork and declare that economic collapse is imminent.

The EPS's new regulations will not even effect about 17 states that have through their own efforts reach a compliance level already, and Tennessee is close to having reached the mark as well. It's effect will barley be noticed.

In states that will need to make the necessary changes to comply utility bill will only go up by a small amount - $10-$20 per month. That's a small price to pay to provide a healthier environment for the people and to help curtail the advance of global climate change.

June 3, 2014 at 12:48 p.m.

The EPa is run by nuts. "a small price to pay" and the police state tightens its grip in the name of a better "environment"

"curtail the advance of global climate change"LOL as if it's fact LOL

Yes, we must STOP the defiling of "mother nature"!

Yes, we must "provide a healthier environment for the people"

Nice propaganda, Plato, but the real Plato would laugh his ass off at you lefties.

June 3, 2014 at 1:07 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

The EPA is nothing more than a political arm of the regime.

June 3, 2014 at 1:36 p.m.

That Rose Garden ceremony BO couldn't wait to assemble with Bergdahl's parents was unbelievable. He's celebrating a rat deserter, and the guy's Dad speaks Arabic? Why? That's bull$hit that his son forgot english. Utter crap. His Dad is a wacko who wants all Muslim prisoners from Gitmo. I believe it's a slap in the face, and a signal to the radical Muslim world, a signal of triumph, right on the White House lawn. Unbelievable. We get back a deserter/America hater in exchange for 5 very, very dangerous terrorists.

The guy apparently left a note that he was deserting.

Now it looks like he won't be getting a parade in his home town.

BO is an utter embarrassment. He, and his pajama boy advisors.

thought the pulled off a genius PR move to take everyone's minds off of the VA.

June 3, 2014 at 1:42 p.m.
Astropig said...

Prarie Dog nailed it. Everybody wants clean(er) air, clan(er) water and the like,but they want that guy over there behind that tree to pay for it. Helps if he's "rich". We are not even in the first inning of the the changes and sacrifices that will have to happen to satisfy the liberal radical enviro-nuts. The cost has been cleverly shifted,mitigated and hidden to ease the pain. But when people start contemplating 15-20 cent a KWH electricity because it's what renewables cost,there are going to be a lot of unemployed Democrat politicians.We talk a good game about "green" energy,but we go to "Save The Earth" rallies in Chevy Tahoes. Just wait until you have to foot the bill.

It's analogous to that old saying - " Everyone wants a free Tibet, no one wants to free Tibet"

June 3, 2014 at 2 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

Zab, I believe his home-town is wising up and calling off the parade. The Community Organizer was once again led astray by his staff. Rose Garden deal was insulting and stupid politically.

June 3, 2014 at 3:02 p.m.
alprova said...

Every right-winger wrote: "Blah blah blah....blah blah...blah blah blah....blah blah."

June 3, 2014 at 3:03 p.m.
timbo said...

alprova......your idea of "change" is 40 year-old environmental dogma. It is nothing new. You think you are on the cutting edge, you are on the downhill. The EPA has been wrong so many times they should change their name to the Jean Dixon Protection Agency.

I am glad that Bennett finally compared liberal environmentalists to pigs. You liberals are the third smartest animal behind dolphins and chimps.

June 3, 2014 at 3:31 p.m.
Plato said...

Astropig said: "The cost has been cleverly shifted,mitigated and hidden to ease the pain. But when people start contemplating 15-20 cent a KWH electricity because it's what renewables cost,there are going to be a lot of unemployed Democrat politicians."

False - Wind is currently being produced at about $.08 cents per Kwh compared to coal at about $.095 (national averages source Wikipedia). Solar is still at around $.135 but both solar and wind costs have declined significantly over the last few years while coal has risen. In a few years both will be significantly cheaper than coal and you'll have nothing left to whine about.

June 3, 2014 at 3:35 p.m.
AgentX said...

@ Plato Your information is not 100% correct. Production cost and contract cost are completely different. People fight for wind contracts because they get credits, driving the contract price way up. Coal power is currently being produced at well below $.05/kWH.
Hydro power is the cheapest.

June 3, 2014 at 3:56 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

It is really incredible how this White House, this President, thought this whole #Bergdahl thing would be just a-okay with everyone -Katie Pavlich ...It's because this president is tone deaf, and his advisors are just plain stupid.

June 3, 2014 at 4 p.m.

Exactly, Jack. They are calling off the parade. My Lord, what a bunch morons, BO and his pajama boy eunuch advisers. To actually think this was ok, and everyone would be ok with it is shocking.

What is Holder doing now, he wants to crack down more on home grown extremists. How about cracking down on this Bergdahl jackweed and his extremist Muslim loving father.

June 3, 2014 at 4:06 p.m.
timbo said...

I am sorry Astro pig...I was talking about regular pigs, not Astro pigs.

June 3, 2014 at 4:07 p.m.

To think BO didn't know the details of this, or even if he didn't, is shocking. To call this guy a hero?

June 3, 2014 at 4:07 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

Zab, I think the military will have first crack at the guy. But after the Rose Garden love-in, the military will be afraid to do much, sorry to say. Just another example...

June 3, 2014 at 4:08 p.m.
wallyworld said...

fairmon says: What is your conclusion? Where are you located? What is your SAT score? A high SAT score is no indication of good decision making. It is a measure of common knowledge but not common sense. Typical redirection of facts. It's not my score that's important ~ I could tell you anything I want to, but FACTS don't lie. This is what they found out about our uneducated state as a whole. And

June 3, 2014 at 4:11 p.m.
alprova said...

Timbo wrote: "I am sorry Astro pig...I wasn't talking about regular pigs, not Astro pigs."

Aw shucks...go get a motel room and maybe you can make him squeal like a pig.

June 3, 2014 at 4:11 p.m.
alprova said...

I'm going to laugh my ass off when all this crap over Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl backfires on every Republican raising hell and their sympathizers.

June 3, 2014 at 4:14 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

^^ Sir, how would it backfire?

June 3, 2014 at 4:17 p.m.
timbo said...

alprova...you missed my point..you libs squeal like pigs. Don't blame me, Bennett said you guys were pigs.

June 3, 2014 at 4:17 p.m.

Alprova, there's nothing to backfire. It's coming like a flood now not from "conservative" sources, but from the NYTimes and Wash. Post. More details.

The Pentagon, soldiers, Generals. He was no hero, like BO said. That's clear.

Yeah, Jack, I think in the end BO will get his way, but there's no doubt that he deserted and other soldiers died looking for him. He turned his back on them.

Facts are facts, nobody is going to blame the GOP for deserter who spews hatred for his country.

June 3, 2014 at 4:19 p.m.

The NYTimes, CNN, Wash. Post are not GOP sympathizers, fool.

This was just wrong across the board, and it has nothing to do with the GOP.

June 3, 2014 at 4:20 p.m.
timbo said...

I listened to the enemy, PMSNBC this morning and even they were criticizing the idiot in chief over this prisoner exchange. A typical Obama deal, they get 5 dangerous terrorists, we get one deserter (and his crazy father). Wow,...don't let Obama go with you to buy a car.

June 3, 2014 at 4:25 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

The left wants to muddy the water. It's in their DNA. Just basic DEM 101. Barry screwed the pooch, plain & simple.

June 3, 2014 at 4:27 p.m.

exactly, timbo. It's dumnb to say it's the GOP, which no one on this forum is stupidly loyal to, that will be backfired on. This is stinkin' up the joint. It's a bad, bad idea.

June 3, 2014 at 4:28 p.m.

What about his father, and his taliban wannabe beard, saying he's dedicated to releasing Muslim terrorists from Gitmo. Who's advising him? BO says they will "absolutely" resume being terrorists after they're released. That combined with Bergdahl's dad's speech in arabic on the WH lawn looks just awful. How could they possibly think any of this would come off well? When even liberal media is spewing out facts and criticizing, it's bad.

I just read that the 5 released terrorists are free to roam about in Qatar. Great. Good deal BO!

June 3, 2014 at 4:35 p.m.
alprova said...

Is there anyone of you who truly believe that there is one bad thing going to come down the pike as a result of the prisoner exchange?

If so, you are living in Fantasyland.

This is going to die down and not one charge will ever be filed against a soul.

June 3, 2014 at 5:07 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

^^ THAT IN NO WAY makes it the proper thing thing to do.

June 3, 2014 at 5:15 p.m.
alprova said...

Z-man wrote: "I just read that the 5 released terrorists are free to roam about in Qatar."

So? You're free to do the same thing. Are you packing your bags?

June 3, 2014 at 6:36 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

^^^ makes zero sense

June 3, 2014 at 6:51 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

You right-wing douchebags drive me nuts. Who in the hell made you guys judge and jury? If the guy is found to be a deserter, the military will take care of him. If not, will you guys offer an apology? F no. You guys are so delusional, that if Obama presented a cure to cancer, you'd want an impeachment. Look, Reagan gave 1500 missles to a terrorist group for the release of hostages. Anyone call for impeachment then? Nixon, Carter, Johnson, Clinton all brokered deals to release US citizens/POW's. You guys sound like a bunch of crybaby morons. You were probably screaming about a birth certificate several years ago. 3 more years and the guy will be gone. That's it. All of this other stuff is just fluff to try to get you guys to vote. And it seems that many of you are buying hook-line-and-sinker. And yes, I'm talking to you Jack and Fister.

June 3, 2014 at 7:20 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

Besides, how much was it costing to imprison these "five terrorists masterminds"? Did you "fiscal conservatives" ever consider that?

GOP, the party of crybabies (Boehner, Cruz, Paul, Fister, JackDennis, etc.).

June 3, 2014 at 7:23 p.m.
conservative said...

WOW!!!

I just saw that and my jaw dropped and my mind is reeling.

How many lives and how money did it cost us before they were captured and locked up?

What next, is Gaus going to complain about the cost of imprisoning domestic terrorists and murderers and therefore we should let them loose also?

June 3, 2014 at 7:38 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

Gassy is becoming ever strident. Only a zealot or a fool could possibly believe Obama did the right thing re Bergdahl. BTW, Gas, who's calling for impeachment?

June 3, 2014 at 8:14 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

Conservative, do you know how many prisoners have been released from Gitmo to date?

The rest of your statement is moronic on its own merits. I guess you didn't know that early release already happens in the US due to prison overcrowding.

June 3, 2014 at 8:21 p.m.
alprova said...

The only reason why I am not arguing with you idiots is very simple.

1.) If a Republican President had done the same thing, not one word would be typed.

2.) If Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had died rather than to have been rescued, every single one of you would be typing that President Obama was weak and did nothing to prevent his death. He would then suddenly turn into a hero for you.

3.) The facts are not in. However, the rumor mill is working overtime. The man was not likely a deserter. Why? Because he had superiors who, if they thought for one second he deserted his post, would not have recommended him for two rank promotions while he was being held against his will in captivity.

Every bit of this crap is an attempt to subterfuge another Obama success. And when it comes out that the rumor mill had it all wrong, I'm going to rub it in your faces.

In the meantime, please feel free to carry on like the idiots you are, without one fact being placed into evidence.

An Associate Press reporter claims to have seen a Pentagon report that proves the man voluntarily left his post, and you believe it, despite all the facts in evidence that controverts it.

Military superiors DO NOT promote known deserters.

June 3, 2014 at 8:25 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

Why not Jack? Maybe Bergdahl did desert his unit. At least now, we can find out the truth and not leave it up to speculation. Nothing "foolish" about trading five scumbags for a US soldier. If what reports are saying about his desertion are true, then he will be tried and punished under the UCMJ.

June 3, 2014 at 8:30 p.m.
alprova said...

I know you right-wingers just HATE comparisons to prior Presidents, but it is a known FACT that GWB signed off on the release or transfer to Middle East nations, FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY TWO Gitmo detainees by the time he left office in January of 2009.

Where was your faux right-wing outrage back then?

You really should be outraged. Why?

Because one of those 522 detainees released is currently being sought for participating in the attack in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.

http://thehill.com/policy/international/194729-report-former-gitmo-detainee-is-suspect-in-benghazi-attack

June 3, 2014 at 8:32 p.m.
conservative said...

GaussianInteger said...

Conservative, do you know how many prisoners have been released from Gitmo to date?

The rest of your statement is moronic on its own merits. I guess you didn't know that early release already happens in the US due to prison overcrowding.

========================

No, I didn't know that murderers and terrorists were granted early release here in the U.S. due to overcrowding.

Who would have thought they had priority over much lesser offenders?

Is it an affirmative action or anti-discrimination thing?

When did the insane get that passed?

June 3, 2014 at 8:35 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

Been happening for years ConMan. You have guys serving mandatory-minimums of 25 years for having over an ounce of pot and guys getting out after a year and a half for manslaughter. Open your eyes man. A woman here locally was just sentenced to 11 months and 29 days for a child-abuse death, the same sentence for a 3rd offense DUI.

June 3, 2014 at 8:42 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

And ConMan, Alprova just answered the first question I asked (do you know how many prisoners have been released from Gitmo to date?) which you conveniently ignored. Bring on the standard Fister response, "Who is president now? Why do you guys always bring up Bush? Blah, Blah".

June 3, 2014 at 8:45 p.m.
conservative said...

GaussianInteger

They are not pot dealers, they are murderers and terrorists.

You just go right ahead and keep trying to justify the release of 5 murderers and terrorists.

Again, when did the U. S. release murderers and terrorists instead of lesser criminals for overcrowding reasons?

Is this another Eric Holder or Owebama order?

June 3, 2014 at 8:56 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

Alpo, again, the promotion of Bergdahl was S.O.P. for a POW. Standard promotion due to time & grade. Doesn't have squat to do with his alleged awol.

June 3, 2014 at 9:58 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

Serious question. Is Susan Rice a moron?

June 3, 2014 at 9:58 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

You probably missed this. Very little coverage by the MSM. https://twitter.com/peddoc63/status/473931413515821056/photo/1

June 3, 2014 at 10:03 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

ConMan, are you 13 years old or something? Surely a grown adult cannot be as naive as your posts show. I gave you an example (Google it for yourself, I'm not going to do all of the legwork for you), there are countless others. Murderers here in the USA having their sentences drastically reduced for "good behavior" and prison overcrowding. You hate Obama, okay fine. But to act ignorant only makes you look ignorant. Israel released over 1,000 Palestinian for one Israeli soldier (That is from tonight's episode of Bill O'Reilley). Bush released 522 prisoners from Gitmo. The only reason you guys are acting shocked over the Bergdahl is because it's Obama. Either that, or you have simply chosen to ignore US history over the past 40 years.

June 3, 2014 at 10:03 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

Gassy: I don't think Dubya released the creme de la creme.

June 3, 2014 at 10:16 p.m.
alprova said...

Jack wrote: "Alpo, again, the promotion of Bergdahl was S.O.P. for a POW. Standard promotion due to time & grade. Doesn't have squat to do with his alleged awol."

From the Captive / POW / MIA Entitlements:

"Missing in Action (MIA) Status: "Missing" is a casualty status guided by United States Code that provides for missing members of the Military Service."

"Excluded are personnel who are absent-without-leave (AWOL), deserters, or dropped-from-the-rolls"

"A person declared missing is categorized as beleaguered, besieged, captured, detained, interned, Missing, or Missing in Action (MIA)."

"To be categorized as MIA, the casualty is a hostile casualty, other than the victim of a terrorist activity, who is not present at his or her duty location due to apparent involuntary reasons and whose location is unknown."

"A Soldier who enters a missing status is entitled to the pay and allowances to which entitled when the missing status began or to which the member later becomes entitled."

The military apparently at no time considered Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a deserter. Republicans grandstanding on all of this are being set up for a very big face egging.

June 3, 2014 at 10:18 p.m.
alprova said...

Jack wrote: "Gassy: I don't think Dubya released the creme de la creme."

Really? One apparently was involved in killing four Americans in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.

How many more of the 522 he signed off to release have went on to reengage Americans?

I'm betting there were many of them.

The five traded, depending on who is grandstanding at the moment, are low level offenders to the masterminds of every terrorist attack ever planned.

So who knows what the truth is, as to how dangerous any of the five are?

I assure you, I am not losing a minute's sleep worrying about any one of the five threatening my life.

You go ahead and have back to back panic attacks, if it makes you feel better.

June 3, 2014 at 10:25 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

^ Well, Alps. They will get their chance to investigate him now, huh? I personally think his defense will be that he was upset over a YouTube video

June 3, 2014 at 10:25 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

Alpy says "I assure you, I am not losing a minute's sleep worrying about any one of the five threatening my life." that was not the opinion of your side's Panetta and Clapper, only a few years ago. And speaking of grandstanding, Barry wrote the book. This one is blowing up in his face, however. Too stinkin bad.

June 3, 2014 at 10:29 p.m.
alprova said...

Jack wrote: "Well, Alps. They will get their chance to investigate him now, huh?"

Do you know there will be any further investigating? For all anyone out here in the public knows, that book was closed five years ago.

You folk are buying into a buttload of rumor, speculation, second and third hand information, and in some cases, outright lies.

"I personally think his defense will be that he was upset over a YouTube video"

Unfortunately, that is an extremely stupid statement. Think about it. You sure didn't before you typed it.

June 3, 2014 at 10:32 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

^ actually, I thought it was fairly clever. You think the army won't investigate this guy? You're rarely right on your predictions. Stick to selling used heaps.

June 3, 2014 at 10:35 p.m.
alprova said...

Jack, we shall see very soon whose faces this will all blow up in, and it isn't going to be President Obama this time.

This one is a set-up. Mark my word. It was engineered to pay back every single Obama basher in this nation.

I'm just wondering how much more rope is going to be dangled before it is yanked, but hard.

June 3, 2014 at 10:36 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

Well Alpy, I knew you couldn't stay civil. This time, you will regret it.

June 3, 2014 at 11:02 p.m.
alprova said...

You're the one who refused to stay civil. You're the one who confessed to being Jack Dana Dennis. And you're the one who refuses to take back your confession.

Don't blame me for your problems.

Blame yourself, you idiot.

June 4, 2014 at 2:16 a.m.
Stormy223 said...

“But the third little pig used renewable energy”

But due to the intermittent supply of electricity and the failure of the storage system, the third little pig's house was dark, so the wolf moved on. The wolf traveled further down the street where he saw the conservative’s house, well lit with coal powered electricity and heated with plentiful natural gas. The wolf huffed and puffed and blew in the front door. Upon entering the conservative’s house it was blindingly clear the wolf had made a horrendous mistake. The conservative was also a gun owner who proceeded to stop the attacker with six well aimed shots to the wolf’s center of mass from a .357 magnum.

June 5, 2014 at 6:40 a.m.
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