WAR IS PEACE IS WAR  12:03 pm September 8, 2011

Allen West Hopes To Reform Islam With His Constant Insults To Muslims

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

The military apparently taught Allen West conflict resolution real good, since his latest grasping ploy to end 9/11 amounts to telling Islam (which did 9/11) more loudly that Allen West does not care one bit for 9/11 (which did Islam). Here is Allen West talking at an event he hosted in Florida to promote an anti-ground zero mosque movie 365 news cycles too late: “I think we need to recognize some of the ideological differences that separate us, and if you want to get to a point of having peaceful coexistence, I think it’s where they need to reform some of these things.” Thanks for that, Allen West, “they” will get right on these “things,” whoever “they” are. Is everybody friends yet?

No! Because being friends would require Allen West to stop talking about 9/11, i.e. FORGET, which is a NEVER in the Allen West handbook right up there with hair cuts lacking a flat surface.

More of his drivel from the Miami Herald:

“We must never let events like Pearl Harbor or 9/11 go away,” he said. “We must never forget the things that happened those two days, or the attack upon the United States of America. My fear is that maybe we could end up forgiving what happened on 9/11 because of certain things, this political correctness or this desire to be a multicultural America.”

Oh, go make out with Joe Lieberman already. Just watch out for Lindsey Graham, we hear he’s a jealous type. [Miami Herald]

 

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genxr September 8, 2011 at 12:06 pm

“We must never let events like Pearl Harbor or 9/11 go away,”

NEVER ALWAYS AGAIN!!!11!

Swampgas_Man September 8, 2011 at 4:37 pm

So does he hate the Japanese as much as the Islams?

Gurkman September 8, 2011 at 4:57 pm

yeah, why did they take down the Japanese internment camps after the war? Don't they know America is in peril?

widestanceshakedown September 8, 2011 at 12:07 pm

So he's in as Cain's VP pick, right?

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Just because he is tossing Herman's salad doesn't mean that he has a prayer. Especially since Uncle Herman would probably prefer a white Veep (assuming he ever needed one).

widestanceshakedown September 8, 2011 at 1:50 pm

That's an image I could do without, even if it hurt alot.

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:23 pm

That was mean of me, wasn't it, widestance? But was it mean enough to win a prize?

I never seem to win any prizes on teh Wonketz, no matter how many times I guess Hitler even.

widestanceshakedown September 9, 2011 at 10:10 am

While there's no actual prize, you have won the honor of disturbing a generally un-gross-outable fellow. So there's that.

Chet Kincaid September 8, 2011 at 1:22 pm
widestanceshakedown September 8, 2011 at 1:55 pm

The only joy in this process is watching the freaks outfreak themselves, isn't it?

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Yes, as a matter of fact, he is.

Duly_Noted September 8, 2011 at 12:07 pm

More drivel from the Socrates of Plantation Florida. So is he saying he wants to bitch slap the Japanese every year into eternity?

Texan_Bulldog September 8, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Think this'll be a fine plan until Muslims start making 52" plasma TVs, iPads/Pods and anything else that WalMart wants to sell.

WunkRocker September 8, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I'm pretty sure a lot of them are already mf'd in indonesia.

Chet Kincaid September 8, 2011 at 1:39 pm

We don't seem to have a problem with Mooselimb oil.

DashboardBuddha September 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm

or slap them from here to eternity

Chet Kincaid September 8, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Johnny Fontane will never get that movie!!

AJWjr. September 8, 2011 at 2:37 pm

12/7 just doesn't have the same ring to it as 9/11, nevar forgit!

OC_Surf_Serf September 8, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Muslins? Japanese?? I have more fear of needing to learn Chinese…

Ruhe September 8, 2011 at 12:26 pm

What percentage of the Chinese population would have to convert to Christianity in order for them to completely outnumber the "Western" Christians. That's something for Allen to fear.

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 1:14 pm

*Worldwide* Chinese population? Or only those in China? Nearly every city in the world has a thriving "Chinatown," and many of those early emigres adopted the Christian faith. So it all depends on how much Allen fears the Yellow Peril, methinks.

AJWjr. September 8, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Do like I did, and buy "Hooked on 屁艾尺哦艾娜艾西艾丝"

nounverb911 September 8, 2011 at 12:08 pm

“We must never let events like Pearl Harbor or 9/11 go away,”
Why is West still mad at the Germans?

freakishlywrong September 8, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Fearfearmuslins911ReagantaxcutsfearReaganjobkillingregulations911repeal
ObamacarefearReaganblahblahblah.

Duly_Noted September 8, 2011 at 1:06 pm

You've cut out the coded jargon to make The Great West's words far more understandable.

Chet Kincaid September 8, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Is that the dance Allen does before the Queen of Liberty after he flies back to the hive mind?

Lucidamente1 September 8, 2011 at 12:10 pm

"Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!"

Porter Melmoth September 8, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I'd like to propose that Allen West be nominated as an Honorary Middle Aged White Guy. Why? Because he cares about the same issue: that we middle aged white guys are under a lot of pressure to make God's Will a reality. Our Old Testament-given rights are under siege, so cut him some slack, OK?

Dudleydidwrong September 8, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Right. And when West finishes telling God what his (God's) will is, then he can announce the start of the second phase of this project–making whatever that will is a reality. God? Are you listening? Do you have somebody taking this all down in shorthand?

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Something tells me he'll be in for a HUGE surprise the first time he looks in the mirror.

tihond September 8, 2011 at 12:11 pm

WE MUST NEVER STOP REMEMBERING THE MAINE!

Dr_Zoidberg September 8, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Or the Alamo! Or Oklahoma City! Or that fantastic sale at Wal-Mart where I picked up 30 American flags for $20!!

OzoneTom September 8, 2011 at 12:17 pm

My Lai!

V572 T-Blow September 8, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Or the Ludlow Massacre.

What? Everybody forgot already? When you take Saturday off, or file a claim on your employer-provided health insurance, remember these guys. Junior Hoffa certainly does. I do. E L Doctorow does.

flamingpdog September 8, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Or when a governor like Scott Walker orders the National Guard out to "calm down" a labor situation in his state, remember these guys.

V572 T-Blow September 8, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Or Kent State.

Bonzos_Bed_Time September 8, 2011 at 1:05 pm

This is my favorite massacre to remember: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Meadows_mas

GunToting[Redacted] September 8, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Romney libel!

Chet Kincaid September 8, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Same thing happened to the Indians. Somebody mistook them for union members.

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Well, they're made in China, of course they're cheap.

Porter Melmoth September 8, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Or Esquire Magazine's 'Dubious Achievement Awards'!

Lucidamente1 September 8, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Or the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, which led to job-killing safety regulations, the end.

genxr September 8, 2011 at 12:36 pm

When progressives took away our freedom to work long hours in unsafe conditions.

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Those progressives! They're JUST like NAZIs!!!

imissopus September 8, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Well, do you see anyone making shirtwaists anymore? I rest my case.

Swampgas_Man September 8, 2011 at 4:39 pm

I see a buncha pantywaists running on the Gooper ticket.

OneYieldRegular September 8, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Or Paul Revere, ringin' them bells and shootin' them guns.

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:06 pm

WHATEVER THE MAINE IS. (response of anyone born within the last 30 years)

SorosBot September 8, 2011 at 12:11 pm

This is like how we could have peaceful coexistence with the teabaggers and Breitards, if we just reform some of that stuff, and look at those events and things that happened, and the different whatsits in the way we do actions and perform our thoughts, because there are some things that could be changes, or not, but something should be done about all those problems, then maybe that would be better.

charlesdegoal September 8, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Yeah, and Blacks should behave like Whites if they want discrimination to end.

sunmusing September 8, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Blacks should be White.

So to speak.

Dudleydidwrong September 8, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Financial tip: Invest in skin lighteners.

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:10 pm

I keep telling them that, but they just refuse to cooperate. All they have to do is BE WHITE! What's so hard about that?

WhatTheHeck September 8, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Yes, well… speechifying is not something he should try on a regular basis.
Makes him look like an ass. But he knew that of himself already.

cheetojeebus September 8, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I think the politically correct thing would be for this sac-munch to shut his fucking pie hole.

EatsBabyDingos September 8, 2011 at 12:13 pm

"We must never forget when Smrkantia smote Dgario in the Archino Wars of 4400 BC, which is when the last dinosaur died."

tihond September 8, 2011 at 12:55 pm

John McCain wishes he could forget this.

SorosBot September 8, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Don't worry, he'll forget it soon enough, just like Reagan.

donner_froh September 8, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Isn't it time to forget 9/11, if only for a few second?

mereoblivion September 8, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Friends don't let friends forget 9/11.

freakishlywrong September 8, 2011 at 12:35 pm

First rule of 9/11. Never stop talking about 9/11.

Beowoof September 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Republican rule: never let the electorate stop being fearful of 9/11.

Maman September 8, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Can I? Please?

Chillwaver September 8, 2011 at 12:14 pm

“We must never let events like Pearl Harbor …"

Allen is right. That movie sucked harder than Rick Perry on a corndog.

JustPixelz September 8, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Ya know, 70 years after Pearl Harbor we buy Japanese cars (now with the fresh scent of U-235!), walk past sushi restaurants and celebrate Japanese baseball players. Seventy years from now, we'll be cheering Mohamed Akbar, starting pitcher for the Tallahassee Oompah Loopahs.

mereoblivion September 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Well, I won't, 'cause I expect to outgrow baseball before I turn one hundred and thirty, but I like your vision of el futuro.

V572 T-Blow September 8, 2011 at 12:31 pm

And the Vietnamese, whom we punished until they won the war, are here, manicuring our nails and teaching our kids physics. How does that Hate Industry reconcile that?

EatsBabyDingos September 8, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Foe to Pho

Barb September 8, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Hey Allen, remember saying this:
“I had a Top Secret/​Security Compartmented Information classification, that is the highest you can have in the United States Army. You don’t get a security classification like that if you have financial issues like that. I still retain a Secret security clearance. And I tell you, if you look at the application for a security clearance, I have a clearance that even the president of the United States cannot obtain because of my background.”

So, the Army lets you play Army games even though you aren't in the Army anymore?

donner_froh September 8, 2011 at 12:19 pm

I have a clearance that even the president of the United States cannot obtain because of my background…

Allen West is a total psycho who thinks he gets briefed on stuff more secret than the commander in chief of the armed forces.

littlebigdaddy September 8, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Classic looney tune. Even by Repub standards, such as they are.

AlterNewt September 8, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Maybe he's just really fond of saying "clearance".

Beowoof September 8, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Maybe its Clarence his secret boyfriend.

Not_So_Much September 8, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Yes, but his briefings are straight from the Mother Ship via the special helmet he made after watching an episode of McGyver. Allen West knows things…

Biel_ze_Bubba September 8, 2011 at 12:37 pm

I wonder how many hit points he thinks he has.

GunToting[Redacted] September 8, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Can I hit him repeatedly with a +4 Sword of Reality to find out?

Biel_ze_Bubba September 12, 2011 at 2:54 am

You can use a 2×4 Sword of Home Depot for all I care.

Lucidamente1 September 8, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Yeah, but he forgot to mention he's on Double Secret Probation, so his clearance doesn't count.

Steverino247 September 8, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Yeah, well, I had the same clearance and I'm an atheist liberal, so STFU, West.

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Somebody should ask him how come he spent ALL those years in the army and never even made chicken colonel. He escaped a dishonorable discharge by the skin of those large horsey teeth.

AlterNewt September 8, 2011 at 12:15 pm

My fear is that maybe we could end up forgiving what happened on 9/11 because of certain things, this political correctness or this desire to be a multicultural America.

Yes. Because forgiveness is so…

OneYieldRegular September 8, 2011 at 12:49 pm

…Islamic?

BerkeleyBear September 8, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Amish?

donner_froh September 8, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Adult?

AJWjr. September 8, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Divine? Like the wind?

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Kamikaze forgiveness?

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:15 pm

American?

Nothingisamiss September 8, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Christ-like? (Not the one on teevees, the one who loved the poors.)

V572 T-Blow September 8, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Got to say there're a few good points about Sharia law.

First: divorce is much easier, but (even better!) with four wives you don't have to unload the first one when your disposable income reaches levels that attract a younger, hotter replacement.

Second: no interest.

Well, okay, I can see why Wall Street and the banks fear this.

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:14 pm

In many Muslim countries, you cannot marry a second wife without the agreement and permission of the first.

Biel_ze_Bubba September 12, 2011 at 2:56 am

I don't like my chances, even if we do convert…

Pristine_ODummy September 12, 2011 at 1:08 pm

You planning something, Biely? A little something I should know about, maybe?

Redhead September 8, 2011 at 12:15 pm

"maybe we could end up forgiving what happened on 9/11 because of certain things, this political correctness or this desire to be a multicultural America.”

Or, you know, we could just hold responsible the people who actually WERE responsible for 9/11, and not this "they," or the rest of the world.

Biel_ze_Bubba September 8, 2011 at 12:39 pm

You mean, like, forgive the Catholics for the Oklahoma City bombing?

HobbesEvilTwin September 8, 2011 at 3:40 pm

and the USMerka never did anything to any Middle Eastern country that could possibly lead certain people to hate the fucking fuck out of us.

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:16 pm

No, of course not. They hate us for our freedumbz.

Texan_Bulldog September 8, 2011 at 12:16 pm

OT but we still have Shelly Bachmann to kick around. She is going to give a rebuttal to Barry's jobs speech tonight. I think for fun, they should just have 20 cameras in front of her to see if she can pick the right one to blabber to.
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-

I look forward to hearing about how we should not be trying to create jobs.

V572 T-Blow September 8, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Wasn't it funny last night to hear all those Republicans bragging about the jobs they have or will create, apparently with deficit reduction, regulatory reform, and magical thinking. Because THE STIMULUS DIDN'T WORK. NO MORE BAILOUTS.

freakishlywrong September 8, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Jesus H. What percentage of The American People™ are not fooled by this treasonous obstructionism you think? I say…26%.

Biel_ze_Bubba September 8, 2011 at 12:40 pm

They haven't heard what he's going to say, but they've got a "rebuttal" scheduled already. That pretty much says it all.

Dudleydidwrong September 8, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Their "rebuttal" is: HE'S BLACK!

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:17 pm

True. And you cain't say nothing to rebut THAT, blacky-black-blacksters.

AJWjr. September 8, 2011 at 4:11 pm

And they picked their star hitter, the one that can speak extemporaneously on any subject!

Swampgas_Man September 8, 2011 at 4:44 pm

She doesn't even need a subject!

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:18 pm

That might be misspelled. I believe she speaks extemporANUSly.

AJWjr. September 8, 2011 at 6:39 pm

My favorite commentor libel!

Bonzos_Bed_Time September 8, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I still think he was the best Batman!

mereoblivion September 8, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Fer sher the gayest. (Is that the same thing?)

Bonzos_Bed_Time September 8, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Hey, Marcus has the series on VHS and DVD, just sayin'.

hollywooddood September 8, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I see Japs everywhere.

Mahousu September 8, 2011 at 12:19 pm

West is right, so far as he goes, but he shouldn't stop at Pearl Harbor. We can't ever forgive the sinking of the Lusitania, either, or the Maine, or the firing on Fort Sumter, or the Alamo, or the Boston Massacre …

By my reckoning, we should be in perpetual war with pretty much everybody except maybe the French. Oh, no, there was the Dreyfus Affair. Well, maybe New Zealand, then. Unless we're too upset at how the Lord of the Rings movies ended.

Biel_ze_Bubba September 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm

N.Z. is probably up to something … we should do a Cheney on 'em and strike pre-emptively, just in case.

AJWjr. September 8, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Fucking hobbits won't even let us park our nucular fleets in their harbours!

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:19 pm

That should be sufficient reason to nuke the shit outa them.

BerkeleyBear September 8, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Judging by the reaction to Perry's execution record last night, we've long forgotten about the unjust imprisonment of anyone, much less some nebbishy Jewish army captain. But we should still hate the French for their involvement in the undeclared wars of Jefferson, the XYZ affair, and being cheese eating surrender monkeys.

As to the Kiwis, just remember that their lamb is costing ranchers in the US their jerbs!

donner_froh September 8, 2011 at 12:22 pm

West's idea of "peaceful co-existence" with Muslims is that they kill themselves so that Amerikkka doesn't have to spend our dwindling resources on killing them.

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Well, it would certainly be a proactive solution to this problem.

DaRooster September 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm

"My fear is that maybe we could end up forgiving what happened on 9/11 because of certain things, this political correctness or this desire to be a multicultural America.”

We won't forgive it… we do however want to worry about the people that actually did it though… not just all random people that may believe differently than us.

Biel_ze_Bubba September 8, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Forgive? Hell no! I mean, what would Jeebus do? Huh? Wait… no, really?

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:20 pm

I thought you weren't in the WWJD business. Or maybe there's some truth to that old Mormon rumour that you and He were Brothers?

Biel_ze_Bubba September 12, 2011 at 3:05 am

Those jokester Mormons … always making stuff up. As if they were a real religion or something.

As for the WWJD biz, I'm not exactly "in" it — but somebody has to short the market.

Pristine_ODummy September 12, 2011 at 1:11 pm

And who better, indeed? Thank you, Biely, for renewing my … faith in you.

TanzbodenKoenig September 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm

It's called tough love, you terrorist baby-killing wife beaters! Why can't you learn to love the society that hates you irrationally?

SayItWithWookies September 8, 2011 at 12:24 pm

“I think we need to recognize some of the ideological differences that separate us, and if you want to get to a point of having peaceful coexistence, I think it’s where they need to reform some of these things.”

Yeah, we're not going to be judgmental and say which xenophobic autocratic know-nothings need to change. But it's them, not us.

Porter Melmoth September 8, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Is Allen West related to Cornel West? It doesn't seem like he is…

James T. West, maybe . . . ?

V572 T-Blow September 8, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Cornel West is a different kind of self-important gasbag. One of ours.

Porter Melmoth September 8, 2011 at 6:05 pm

At least Cornel's gas isn't the fartistic type, like Brother Allen's is.

SayItWithWookies September 8, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Western civilization? Not even a resemblance.

OneYieldRegular September 8, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Westworld.

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Wildwild West, actually.

Mumbletypeg September 8, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Creeping Shari'a should be the least of West-bot's worries — it sounds like he's succumbed to "feature creep": trumpeting with zeal every time you develop a new way to be morally repugnant.

ManchuCandidate September 8, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Oh yeah, Mr Army guy. That whole terrorizing Japanese Americans and demonizing them for Pearl Harbor worked out great.

Of course, it would do wonders if this asshole remembered the sacrifices made by the 442nd Regimental Combat Team aka "Go For Broke" made up of the same demonized Japanese Americans who paid for their citizenship in blood including 21 Medals of Honor.

V572 T-Blow September 8, 2011 at 12:38 pm

West was probably furious about the apologies made to the Japanese-Americans who were moved to concentration camps during the war.

Interesting sidelight: they wanted to do it in Hawaii (which was under martial law all through WW II) as well as the West Coast. But Japanese Americans ran all the banks, city government, stores, water works, everything, so they couldn't.

BerkeleyBear September 8, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Well, you left out the biggest problem – the Territorial Guard, who'd be tasked with doing the rounding up? Yep, largely Nissei kids, many of whom would enlist in the regular army and form the core of the 442nd once the Army got over its paranoia about yellow agents everywhere (at least as far as letting them serve in Europe).

Chet Kincaid September 8, 2011 at 2:32 pm

You know who ELSE was indoctrinated by a bank manager in Hawaii?!

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Hmm … how about "definitely not Hitler"?

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Mention should be made of Republican Governor of CO, Ralph Carr, who welcomed the Japanese-American community to his state and protested their internment as unconstitutional, which, during those fearful times, cost him the Governorship. A politician of principle, Carr insisted that the Japanese-Americans interned in CO be treated fairly. A grateful community honours his memory till today.

BerkeleyBear September 8, 2011 at 1:10 pm

I grew up in Torrance, which along with Gardena was the home to a number of 442 vets (highest rate of Purple Hearts in the ETO, not to mention overall commendations/medals). I met a couple in high school when I gave a woefully naive speech about America that singled out their actions as one of the best examples of true patriotism, and at one point had a copy of the closest thing to an official history of the unit in print, a book called "Japanese Eyes, American Hearts". I was glad they finally upgraded a bunch of them to Medal of Honor status, inlcuding Sen. Dan Inouye, but it took almost 50 years too long.

Those guys were some severe badasses, and I think even now Sen. Inouye could snap Alan West in half (one armed, no less). West would have shit himself if he ever had to do one tenth what Inouye and his colleagues did, and he should just learn to STFU.

Steverino247 September 8, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Well said, sir.

AJWjr. September 8, 2011 at 4:24 pm

I came of age in the Owens Valley, and knew a lot of Manzanar prisoners. Why they didn't go crazy on all of us upon their release is a wonder to me.

littlebigdaddy September 8, 2011 at 12:26 pm

(In Peewee Herman voice): "I…remember…the ALAMO!"

Porter Melmoth September 8, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Peewee's Big Adventure was a lot bigger than Allen West's.

SorosBot September 8, 2011 at 12:27 pm

"“We must never let events like Pearl Harbor or 9/11 go away,” he said. “We must never forget the things that happened those two days, or the attack upon the United States of America."

Because when one nation or ethnic group holds a grudge forever over some atrocity members of another group performed against them, even if it was centuries ago, it always works out very well; just ask the people of the former Yugoslavia, for instance.

AJWjr. September 8, 2011 at 4:30 pm

et tu, Hatfield?

SorosBot September 8, 2011 at 12:28 pm

But they're all dead; there's no fun in hating people you can't punish anymore.

widestanceshakedown September 8, 2011 at 12:28 pm

What is this 9/11 thing he speaks of? Did something bad happen that the lamestream, liberal-biased gotcha media made me forget?

Why does the media hate my memory implants?

fuflans September 8, 2011 at 12:29 pm

i wish people like this would just go away or i could move to canada.

SorosBot September 8, 2011 at 12:36 pm

The Canadians burned down Washington in 1812! NEVER FORGET!!

Chet Kincaid September 8, 2011 at 2:35 pm

A few years ago, I visited Halifax, Nova Scotia. One of the historical attractions there is a seaside fortress that they built to defend themselves FROM the Americans. That was a trip.

Ruhe September 8, 2011 at 12:30 pm

"Never forget". Allen West is the Proust of jingoists.

SayItWithWookies September 8, 2011 at 12:38 pm

A madeleine a day keeps the forgiveness away.

V572 T-Blow September 8, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Particularly if you dip it in the blood of a terrorist.

Biel_ze_Bubba September 8, 2011 at 12:46 pm

It's the smell of napalm in the morning that brings it all back.

DerrickWildcat September 8, 2011 at 12:30 pm

"My fear is that maybe we could end up forgiving what happened on 9/11 because of certain things, this political correctness or this desire to be a multicultural America.”

He knows he's African American right?

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:39 pm

I doubt it. And I'm sure he has no clue that his words are making those pasty-white teabaggers squirm as they desperately try to suppress their rabid fantasies of machete-wielding Mau-Maus who look JUST like dear old Allen whooping and hollering as they rape every single white woman in Amurkkka and behead all the men, in revenge for the unforgiving of slavery and its attendant ills.

The guy is so self-unaware, he gives me chills.

Come here a minute September 8, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Rep. West would be happy if the Muslins just reform a little, like forgetting about that Mohammed guy (peace be upon him) and accepting Jesus as their personal savior and the son of God.

Chet Kincaid September 8, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Muslims have already accepted Jesus as one of their prophets, so what is the goddamned beef?

Terry September 8, 2011 at 12:34 pm

"We must never let events like Pearl Harbor or 9/11 go away"

So, we should all still be p.o.'ed at the Japanese? Someone should introduce West to that elderly Japanese soldier who lived in a cave on a Pacific island for decades thinking the war was still raging. I think the two of them would get along famously….for enemies.

flamingpdog September 8, 2011 at 12:38 pm

"If 10 years, or nine years after Pearl Harbor, if the country of Japan had come to the United States of America and said ‘we want to erect a memorial to Japanese naval seamanship at Pearl Harbor,’ what would we have said?" West said.

What if ten years after Pearl Harbor, a group of Japanese-Americans had said we'd like to erect a Shinto temple and community center in Honolulu? An actually reasonable analogy, you racist douchebag! The U.S. Army kicked your sorry ass out for being a sick, sadist fuck, and you can be sure the only "secrets" you're receiving are coming via the tin-foil helmet they gave you on your way out the door.

BerkeleyBear September 8, 2011 at 1:15 pm

I'd swap out Buddhist for Shinto, but otherwise a good parallel. And like the actual community center at issue, the hypothetical one would be going up in an area that already had several such structures without any complaints or issues before and after the event in question.

genxr September 8, 2011 at 12:39 pm

It's okay, Allen, I forgive you for 9/11.

V572 T-Blow September 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm

O/T, but what happened to Miche1e's hair last night? Even the disk jockeys are talking about it. Any tonsorial expertise here in the Wonkette commentariat?

Plus Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/08/us-usa-

weejee September 8, 2011 at 12:55 pm

She skipped the bus, and to show her independence road to the debate sans helmet on a hog Vespa.

V572 T-Blow September 8, 2011 at 1:03 pm

a hog Vespa Schwinn.

Beowoof September 8, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Marcus was busy sucking the gay out of some guy and couldn't get there to help.

GunToting[Redacted] September 8, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Fuck! She's gone Full Vader!

Chet Kincaid September 8, 2011 at 2:44 pm

So Rollins and Polyansky are her campaign's Death Panel?

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:43 pm

I dunno, but she really needs to do something about those terrible neck tendons. They make her head look like that egg-injecting creature in Alien.

weejee September 8, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Allen, Allen, the town's name is Islamabad not Islam_is_bad you silly. And besides everyone knows it was teh ghey Klingons who did 9/11.

SaintRond September 8, 2011 at 12:49 pm

The Republicans know there's a personality disorder for every occasion. This guy, with a mutant head shape like a bread box, appears to have Intermittent Explosive Disorder. Same with that Christie character and that dried up old fart on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

There isn't a mental disorder that Republicans haven't learned to promote, extoll and exploit. On the other hand, it's great for emotionally disturbed people's self esteem to know that their hideous mental problems somehow make them respectable.

Hey, you wanna see my wiener?

Peace… God bless…

johnnyzhivago September 8, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I thought Michael Bay did Pearl Harbor??

Chichikovovich September 8, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Yep. And I'm never going to forgive him for that.

tihond September 8, 2011 at 12:55 pm

It's interesting that the party of Reagan is really concerned with people forgetting things.

Nothingisamiss September 8, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Very, very +++. Holy shit, that made me laugh.

sunmusing September 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Maybe she should hire the person who does Ricky's hair. Why bother tho, it just shows how much her campaign is cooked.

ingloriousbytch September 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm

“We must never let events like Pearl Harbor or 9/11 go away,”

The Constitution and the Civil Rights movement, however, we can crap all over.

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 1:03 pm

What the fuck is this walking loony bin babbling about now? He's looking like he's coming apart at the seams, and his begathon ads are EVERYfuckingwhere. Sheesh, go make out with Joe Lieberman already, you putrid prick.

timbo71351 September 8, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Dear people in Florida who voted for this publicity hungry asshole.

Fuck you

prommie September 8, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Remember Bunker Hill! Fuck the British!

DashboardBuddha September 8, 2011 at 1:10 pm
Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:51 pm

I just wanna say that he sure looks like he knows what he's doing, and enjoying it.

DashboardBuddha September 8, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Yeah, but Adam is all…"whatever, pass the spliff."

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 8:55 pm

I guess he's just not *gay* enough. (Adam — we already know about Ricky.)

Goonemeritus September 8, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Finally someone with the courage to advocate drone strikes against Tokyo as well as someone that will hold the line against creeping Shintoism.

iburl September 8, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Obama is a secret Shintoist.

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Somebody's gotta hold the line against that terrorist Gojira.

x111e7thst September 8, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Battle of Bladensburg and burning Of DC. Never 4get !1!1

iburl September 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Forgetting is OK, man. Especially when 9/11 amounted to a bloody punch in the nose in the grand scheme of things. (<— Heresy)

It's not like an invading army occupied our country(s) for a decade based on the actions of a few random criminals.

Sue4466 September 8, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Someone with no apparent grasp of Islam is the perfect person to "reform" it. Much like someone with no apparent grasp of economics, foreign affairs, energy, or much of anything is the perfect person to be president.

West/Bachmann 2012!

Maman September 8, 2011 at 1:28 pm

A guy who never lets anything go must be a blast at family reunions…

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:52 pm

I'll bet Allen is just *heaps* of fun at Xmas. Bet he's a mean drunk, too.

Chet Kincaid September 8, 2011 at 7:15 pm

He will shoot a pistol next to your head until you say "Merry Christmas, Sir!!" instead of that PC "Holiday" subversion.

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 8:55 pm

I guess I know where I'm *not* spending Xmas from now on.

owhatever September 8, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Mister West went on to advocate changing the wording of the Bible to coincide more closely with the writings in the Koran, thus narrowing "some of the ideological differences that separate us.

Also, he has forgotten the Maine, which he was told in school to remember.

Chet Kincaid September 8, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Allen is ignoring areas where he and Fundie Islam can find common ground. For example, that disrespectful trollop Debbie Wasserman Schultz would have to avert her doe-eyes in a ladylike fashion, make him sandwiches, and shape up his fade every morning with electric clippers.

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Oh, that last one really hurt!

proudgrampa September 8, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Heaven help us. Where did they find this crackpot?

AJWjr. September 8, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I think if he'd have gone to prison instead of the Army (thanks a LOT, Judges) he'd have become a Black Muslim instead, and his rantings would be somewhat different in content and tone. (Maybe?)

Chet Kincaid September 8, 2011 at 7:09 pm

What? He came from a career military family, and entered as a commissioned officer.

AJWjr. September 8, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Oh, you know and I know, but it's still more fun to make shit up.

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:54 pm

We should waterboard him to find out, just so we can seal it off. In case any more of his eraserhead gumby friends try to squeeze on through.

Guppy06 September 8, 2011 at 1:49 pm

"The military apparently taught Allen West conflict resolution real good"

With a gun.

Talk is cheap. Defense contracts are expensive. (Apologies to FASA.)

Thurman Munster IV September 8, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Remember Remember the 5th of November. Also

Naked_Bunny September 8, 2011 at 1:57 pm

We must never let events like Pearl Harbor or 9/11 go away

Indeed. This is why, like all patriots, I get my cartoons with ten-year-old girls getting tentacle-raped off of Bittorrent instead of paying for them. Take that, Japan!

Guppy06 September 8, 2011 at 2:06 pm

"I think we need to recognize some of the ideological differences that separate us"

The Annunciation, the Virgin Birth, the Ascension… there's no way West could agree to any of those ideas!

Steverino247 September 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Hey what is it about being a Lieutenant Colonel and being named for a compass direction that makes you a right wing asshole?

LTC West (USA), LtCol North (USMC)…

imissopus September 8, 2011 at 2:18 pm

An iceberg sank the Titanic and did we forgive and forget? HELL NO!! We've spent a hundred years making war on their kind and we won't stop until the last one has melted…er, been banished to hell to cavort with Hitler, Stalin, and Franklin Roosevelt! U-S-A! U-S-A!

Dumbedup September 8, 2011 at 2:50 pm

That's it! He looks like Clarence Clemons' evil twin circa 1982.

glamourdammerung September 8, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Too bad they "forgave" a certain lunatic for firing a weapon at a prisoner's head for no good reason.

a_pink_poodle September 8, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Always remain suspicious of the Japanese!

ttommyunger September 9, 2011 at 1:22 pm

“I had a Top Secret/​Security Compartmented Information classification, that is the highest you can have in the United States Army…" He did, he really did. Be afraid, be very afraid, we are so fucked.

flamingpdog September 8, 2011 at 1:37 pm
V572 T-Blow September 8, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Funny how the history I grew up learning focused on those relatively few occasions when people of color attacked whites – Pearl Harbor, the Alamo, the Maine, Custer’s “last stand,” etc. We’re always the victims! Why do they hate us so?

Bonzos_Bed_Time September 8, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Don't forget, there are two Mormo-Massacerers in this race!

AJWjr. September 8, 2011 at 3:11 pm
Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:41 pm

I might get away with it. S/he's not here today. (rubs hands, chuckles)

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 6:46 pm

He strikes me as being perilously close to flying off the handle. Far be it from me to kibitz on Ms. Wasserman-Schultz' decisions, but I hope to fuck-all she's carrying, competent, or surrounded by those who are. This guy sounds like he's going to try for her carotid with his teeth in 5 … 4 … 3

AJWjr. September 8, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Check the “Goblins” post and refudiate.

Chet Kincaid September 8, 2011 at 7:19 pm

The two will be starring in a Broadway revival of "The King And I".

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Don't sic him/her on me, dood.

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 8:54 pm

I just hope he doesn't bite through her artery live on stage.

Pristine_ODummy September 9, 2011 at 11:28 am

Thank you. You made my morning.

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