published Friday, May 16th, 2014

Final Respects

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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If you have nothing to hide, then "what difference at this point does it make?" Just answer the questions and make the GOP look bad.

What was Stevens doing there anyway? That's the question.

May 16, 2014 at 12:30 a.m.

Yeah, and Democrats NEVER try and gain or capitalize from a tragedy or disaster. Once again, projection from a lib.

May 16, 2014 at 12:34 a.m.
prairie_dog said...

Bill wrecked Monica's life, but Hillary let this man DIE a horrible, painful death.

Doesn't matter. Abortion. Education. Immigration. Health care. Free stuff for poor Democrats and open borders, yadda, yadda, yadda.

Hey, here's an idea. How about if the Pres appoints her as ambassador in Stevens' place. Never happen, but it would be fitting.

May 16, 2014 at 1:13 a.m.
inquiringmind said...

you guys are beating a dead horse with another conspiracy theory.

May 16, 2014 at 7:11 a.m.
wallyworld said...

Bill wrecked Monica's life, but Hillary let this man DIE a horrible, painful death.

I've heard that talking point on Fox and no where else ~ what mindless, non-thinking knuckle draggers you right-wingers are ~ you're an absolute embarrassment to the human race!

You have amnesia when it comes to embassy deaths while a Republican was in office ~ but your brain is so addled from constant BS being pumped into it, I'm surprised you still know how to breathe.

May 16, 2014 at 7:18 a.m.
LibDem said...

Never pass up an opportunity to embarrass the United States. The world is depending on you.

May 16, 2014 at 7:53 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

Who is this Ben Ghazi guy you people keep mentioning?

May 16, 2014 at 8:04 a.m.
joepulitzer said...

"You have amnesia when it comes to embassy deaths while a Republican was in office"

WHAT ARE THEY, KNUCKLEHEAD?

May 16, 2014 at 8:08 a.m.
fairmon said...

Did Bennett not get the word? The white house press person said Benghazi is history, it happened a long time ago we need to move on. Anyone that thinks Americans care if 4 other Americans other than them died at the hands of some crazies in Syria they are wrong. When the press ignores republicans on this issue they will quit.

Pelosi has appropriately earned the most disliked person in congress award at a 49% disliking her but Boehner is close. Pelosi and McCain have similar traits.

Anyone know why Obama was asked to leave the church he visited recently?

May 16, 2014 at 8:18 a.m.
tifosi said...

9/11 was a Republican conspiracy to get us into a war. That is why President Bush was hiding in a kindergarten class.

May 16, 2014 at 8:31 a.m.
TheJackDennis said...

All because of a stinkin video, right?

May 16, 2014 at 9:02 a.m.
wallyworld said...

hey KNUCKLEHEAD you're sitting in front of a computer, you too can look up actual facts if your hate didn't blind you ~ Like in 2002 when the US Consulate in the Karachi, Pakistan, was attacked and 10 were killed? Or in 2004 when the US embassy in Uzbekistan was attacked and two were killed and another nine injured? How about in 2004, when the US Consulate in Saudi Arabia was stormed and 8 lost their lives? There is more: In 2006, armed men attacked the US Embassy in Syria and one was murdered. Then in 2007 a grenade was thrown at the US Embassy in Athens. In 2008, the US Embassy in Serbia was set on fire. In 2008, bombings in the US Embassy in Yemen killed 10. Notice the dates, all before the Obama administration. Oh, and here's one from Reagan's Reign of Terror ~ our marine barracks in Beirut where we lost over 250 marines -- what the hell did Reagan and the right wing have to say about that -- crickets. Actually, in all fairness, you probably never heard of any of these in your alternate universe. Actually, history records all these events, you should try reading up on it in your lucid moments.

May 16, 2014 at 9:07 a.m.
jjmez said...

Excerpt from: Daily Beast:

There is shared blame for the fact that Stevens wasn’t properly guarded and defended, but the chaos of that night and the days following stemmed from herculean efforts to keep the CIA’s involvement secret. Stevens was a very brave and assertive ambassador. He knew the language and the people, and he took risks he shouldn’t have. The former ambassador whose views I relied on believes that Stevens was in Benghazi to confront the CIA about prisoners they were holding and interrogating at the outpost. He speculates the attack on the facility was to free the prisoners.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/15/my-benghazi-scandal.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thedailybeast%2Farticles+%28The+Daily+Beast+-+Latest+Articles%29

In the meantime, for perspective, I urge everyone to read Jane Mayer’s article “Ronald Reagan’s Benghazi,” which recounts a series of terrorist attacks in Beirut beginning with the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in April 1983, when 17 Americans, including seven CIA officers, were among the 63 killed. In October 1983, a truck filled with explosives rammed a Marine compound, killing 241 unarmed Marines in their sleep. Next was the torture and murder of the CIA station chief in Beirut, followed by yet another bombing of a U.S. outpost in September 1984, two months before the presidential election. When the September ’84 bombing occurred nearly a year later and the security was not yet in place, Democrats did not see it as an opportunity to score political points. Instead they accepted President Reagan’s explanation that repairs take time. Reagan's excuse was: “Anyone who’s ever had their kitchen done over knows that it never gets done as soon as you wish it would.”

Not to mention if everyone bashing Hillary Clinton will take out the time to remember that it was the republiCANTS who decided to cut funding for security at U.S. embassies around the world. Of Which Hillary Clinton tried to warn of the dangers and risk involved in following through with such cuts.

May 16, 2014 at 9:13 a.m.
alprova said...

4,489 Americans lost their lives in Iraq. 2,320 Americans lost their lives in Afghanistan.

Where are the GOP led hearings into those deaths?

This massive witch hunt will never find a witch. No one could have prevented the deaths of those four but the man in charge, who unfortunately lost his life due to his poor decisions.

Anyone who believes for one minute that Hillary, the President, or a platoon of soldiers had they been stationed down the street from the compound, could have done a damn thing to prevent their deaths, is simply not using their God given brain.

All some people see is the fact that there was some confusion as to what sparked the attacks.

What difference does it make whether it was the infamous video or a planned terror attack? Four people died as the result of violence.

Some of you need to take stock of your blind hatred for those who identify themselves as Democrats/Liberals. Your hatred clouds your sense of reason, most of the time.

What happened in Benghazi was not political. However, that has not stopped some Republicans from making it their political football for this year's elections, and it is fast approaching the level of stupidity.

May 16, 2014 at 9:28 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

The GOP isn't looking for answers to Benghazi, they are looking for a cover-up. Anything short of being able to directly pin it on Obama and/or Hillary, will be a failure in the eyes of the GOP. They blasted the Obama/Hillary scandal to constituents for the past couple of years so they know there will be hell to pay if they can't pin it on them two.

May 16, 2014 at 9:34 a.m.
TheJackDennis said...

Wow. The deflections are beautiful. The most precious is "What happened in Benghazi was not political. However, that has not stopped some Republicans from making it their political football for this year's elections, and it is fast approaching the level of stupidity." Blaming the R's for politics about an event that was totally driven by politics. Interesting.

May 16, 2014 at 9:36 a.m.

If only the republicans could dig up that grave they'd find the shooter from the grassy knoll, Jimmy Hoffa, the ETs from Roswell, the missing people from 9/11, Amelia Earhart, Sasquatch, mutilated cattle, Mothman, and Glen Beck's clone.

The Truth Is In There!

May 16, 2014 at 10 a.m.
TheJackDennis said...

^^^ ah, the deniers. No one then or now believed the "video" bee ess. And yet...

May 16, 2014 at 10:05 a.m.
wallyworld said...

Jack spews: "Blaming the R's for politics about an event that was totally driven by politics. Interesting." No, it was driven by ideological hatred, the same force that fuels you and the entire republican party. Just like they politicized 9/11 for their uneducated, misinformed base ~willfully so, I might add.

May 16, 2014 at 10:28 a.m.
TheJackDennis said...

so wally, you willfully turn a blind-eye to the video saga?

May 16, 2014 at 10:33 a.m.
wallyworld said...

No, The Jack, and I don't turn a blind eye to the facts that all this Benghazi circus has produced. How 'bout you?

May 16, 2014 at 10:34 a.m.
TheJackDennis said...

just hide and watch, wally. tho I doubt any evidence would sway you.

May 16, 2014 at 10:36 a.m.
alprova said...

There is no evidence. Accusations have become all the evidence needed for some.

May 16, 2014 at 10:37 a.m.
TheJackDennis said...

We shall see, Lyin King.

May 16, 2014 at 10:38 a.m.
alprova said...

Okay Diaper Man

May 16, 2014 at 10:54 a.m.
wallyworld said...

I don't need to hide, The Jack, I'm all for the sunlight on all facts. I've seen nothing come of all the hearings thus far, after wasting millions of taxpayer dollars on one of their politicized 'witch hunts' because they don't want to do anything meaningful for the average citizen ~ it might somehow be a 'win' for President Obama. Are you really that dense The Jack?

May 16, 2014 at 10:55 a.m.
librul said...

Ben Ghazi? He's the dude who runs the hooka bar in the basement of the Ivanwald clubhouse. Just ask Zack!

And why aren't all you right wing woots in DC with the faithful taking over Congress and deposing the President?

Idiots.

May 16, 2014 at 10:57 a.m.

Still bringing up Bush.

Just because you libs want Benghazi to go away doesn't mean it's going to. They need to answer the questions, simple as that.

It is a cover up, plain as day. BO is a fraud, and bald faced liar. He comes into office like some lefty radical outsider, and ends up just a tool for the military industrial complex and the elites.

May 16, 2014 at 10:58 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

"It is a cover up, plain as day."

Then there should be plenty of evidence to support the charge (and commentary from right-wing talk show hosts is not evidence).

May 16, 2014 at 11:43 a.m.
Maximus said...

The scandal laden Obama administration makes Nixon look like a choir boy. For a glimpse of where Barry The Welfare Enviro Social Justice Pimp would like to take us check today's Wall Street Journal, excerpt from journalist Michael J. Trotten's book "The Last Communist City".....In the U.S., we have a minimum wage; Cuba has a maximum wage... $20 a month for almost every job in the country. (Professionals such as doctors and lawyers can make a whopping $10 extra a month.) Sure, Cuban's get "free" health care and education but as Cuban exile and Yale historian Carlos Eire says, "All slave owners need to keep their slaves healthy and ensure that they have the skills to perform their tasks." From Maximus....As Obama and the extreme leftist Democrat Party takes us further into the abyss of the soft "Nanny State" you only have to look 90 miles off the coast of Florida to see what life will be like. Vote Republican come the mid terms no matter the candidate. We must expunge our country of these extreme left wing social justice idiot union hooligans such as Sen. Harry Reid and Barry Cetera. Have a blessed day. It's tee time in TN.

May 16, 2014 at 12:01 p.m.

Maybe that grave is where Saddam's "Weapons of Mass Destruction" are being hidden. Quick! Get Bush and Cheney on the hotline.

May 16, 2014 at 12:02 p.m.
Imbourgeois said...

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah... speak all you want libs. Ben Ghazi is the liberal that all liberals will know before it's over. No proof Alprova? Careful Ostrich, you @ss is showing.

Wallyworld, the difference in the other Consulates and embassies you mention is what was not done before to protect them and the lying to cover up that was done after. Not to mention that seems to be Obama's modus operandi.

This "smarter than thou" administration has more problems, conspiracies, cover ups, arrogance, and let's call it what it is... stupidity than any in history.

The only people that have gotten any good out of this administration is liars, thieves, law breakers, illegal immigrants, slackers, and yes, the top 1 percent. Well, Jimmy Carter did at least get to shed his "worst president in history" title.

May 16, 2014 at 12:09 p.m.
alprova said...

Z-man wrote: "Still bringing up Bush."

And why not? If the issue is dying Americans, no recent President has a higher body count.

"Just because you libs want Benghazi to go away doesn't mean it's going to. They need to answer the questions, simple as that."

There are no viable questions that have not been answered.

"It is a cover up, plain as day. BO is a fraud, and bald faced liar. He comes into office like some lefty radical outsider, and ends up just a tool for the military industrial complex and the elites."

But of course. Some people cannot fathom that there was a great deal of confusion, and in an effort to inform the public, mistakes were made.

Some of you truly believe that the entire world events are played out on a big screen in the White House, where every detail is known to every person in the White House, and when something is related incorrectly because the public demands immediate answers, it MUST be a conspiracy.

And you know what? You're ignorance doesn't seem to be correctable. You're content to wallow in it.

May 16, 2014 at 12:13 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

"Ben Ghazi is the liberal that all liberals will know before it's over."

Been almost two years now, still waiting on that damning evidence.

May 16, 2014 at 12:35 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

So Gassy, you don't see any lying about the video ditty, huh?

May 16, 2014 at 12:50 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

Will not ask Alpo about the lying. He's the king of that craft.

May 16, 2014 at 12:51 p.m.
alprova said...

Ever the hypocrite, Mr. "THE" Jack Dennis.

You lied when you claimed to have a wife.

You lied when you dened the existence of your child-molesting Son, to attempt to save face in a public forum, which has become your entire life.

You lie about where you live. You lie when you deny your insolvent past.

The only lie you haven't told, is to deny you wear Pampers.

I guess you're proud of that.

May 16, 2014 at 12:58 p.m.

Ignornance? Like still insisting that a video is responsible for that event? Bo is a fraud and proven liar. Ignorance is attacking the people that ask the questions. This isn't about Bush, it's about what happened under BO's and Hellary's watch. BO and Hellary get a pass from the media and liberal putzes like you because she's the long suffering, and smartest woman in the world, and he's black and "cares so much about people. Bush deserved and received a barrage of criticism and scrutiny, Bo shouldn't be exempt. Dems called for Bush to impeached on a weekly basis. BO deserves all the criticism he gets.

May 16, 2014 at 12:59 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

Proof Alpy? I will cop to wearing depends briefly (pun intended) following surgery. Was that your big expose'?

May 16, 2014 at 1:01 p.m.
alprova said...

Z-man wrote: "Ignornance? Like still insisting that a video is responsible for that event?"

Still? When was the last time anyone asserted that it was not an act of terror? There was confusion for up to two weeks after 9/11, but BEFORE the investigation was complete, the video theory for BENGHAZI, was abandoned.

The video WAS responsible for protests in at least two other countries on the same day. That still holds true and correct.

"Bo is a fraud and proven liar."

Blah...blah....blah.

"Ignorance is attacking the people that ask the questions."

What question that could possibly be asked, has not been answered?

"This isn't about Bush, it's about what happened under BO's and Hellary's watch."

Hey...if you're going to raise hell about 4 dead Americans, why not be just as concerned for the deaths of 7,125 other dead Americans?

"BO and Hellary get a pass from the media and liberal putzes like you because she's the long suffering, and smartest woman in the world, and he's black and "cares so much about people."

And?

"Bush deserved and received a barrage of criticism and scrutiny, Bo shouldn't be exempt. Dems called for Bush to impeached on a weekly basis. BO deserves all the criticism he gets."

And you see how worried I am about what you think, don't you?

May 16, 2014 at 2:32 p.m.
alprova said...

"THE" Jack Dennis wrote: "Proof Alpy?"

I've posted more than enough proof who you are, where you live, what you drive, and whom you are related to, and your posting habits and time dedicated to it prove you don't have a wife.

"I will cop to wearing depends briefly (pun intended) following surgery."

Ah...finally a partial truth. You're still wearing them, aren't you? I've got photographic proof....

http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Politics/Images/man-wearing-diaper.jpg

May 16, 2014 at 3:03 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

^^^not me, Stump. I'm much better looking than that mope.

May 16, 2014 at 3:47 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

<<<<< alpo and easy.

May 16, 2014 at 3:49 p.m.
alprova said...

Gotta a little fetish thing going on with your avatar, Jackie?

Lookin' to get humped by a stump?

You can't have me...

May 16, 2014 at 4:18 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

^ hardly, Anthony.

May 16, 2014 at 4:22 p.m.
alprova said...

LMAO!!

Made you change that avatar quick, didn't it?

May 16, 2014 at 5:10 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

nothing you said made me change it. you delude yourself, lie-boy

May 16, 2014 at 5:29 p.m.
alprova said...

Sure it did. You clearly didn't think that one through, when you went hunting for something stumpy to post, as a means of attempting to inflict some imaginary pain on me.

Looking at it, it appeared that you wanted to be humped by someone with a stump.

You're nothing, if not totally brainless at times.

And you still want to #$^& with me...

You're hopeless.

May 16, 2014 at 5:36 p.m.
jjmez said...

All of U have to understand: Technically, like so many secret torture outposts set up by the CIA and other clandestine operative around the world, this particular outpost technically didn't exist. It's presence was never meant to be known.

But if you're deadest on celebrating and inspiring wars and multiple wars around the globe, get use to the reality that people are going to be killed and not just the enemy. Even those people you don't want to be harmed in any fashion or form. Wars don't only affect the enemy, they chip away at the human psyche and humanity in general.

May 16, 2014 at 5:42 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

anthony, you're the last one that should be talking of humping, as I'm sure that is an absolute impossibility for you, limp-stump.

May 16, 2014 at 6:31 p.m.
alprova said...

I would never kiss and tell, but I can do anything I want to do and it gets easier every single day. I'll be walking very soon again, and you're still going to be getting older and your brain will be wasting away.

You've got the mind of a child, what with your constant changing your cute little avatars, the way you try to pick fights like a schoolyard bully, so it's easy to see how your kid got so screwed up and likes making love to children.

He had one for a father.

May 16, 2014 at 6:47 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

^^^ very vicious there, Alps. I only pick fights with posters that tell whoppers. that would be you, little feller.

May 16, 2014 at 7:43 p.m.
alprova said...

Sir, you make it a matter of routine to pick fights with anyone you find disagreement with. Anyone who hangs around in here has seen it. It's why you keep changing your identity more frequently than you change your diapers.

You want me to stop being vicious?

Pass up my posts. Forget I am alive and leave me alone. t But...I'm betting you're gonna keep hitting your head against that brick wall.

May 16, 2014 at 7:55 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

I'm not beating my head against the wall, Alpy. You're the one that seems vexed. You just puzzle me with the repeating of vicious lies.

May 16, 2014 at 9:47 p.m.
prairie_dog said...

Yeah, people get killed at embassies all the time. It's not usually after they have called for help in time to prevent it. that's the problem KNUCKLEHEAD

May 16, 2014 at 9:49 p.m.
TheJackDennis said...

Vets get hosed by the VA....a convicted traitor gets sex change operation. Guess all you Libs are cool with that, huh?

May 16, 2014 at 9:58 p.m.
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