RANK INDECENCY  10:59 am August 25, 2012

Constitutional Crisis: Wingnuts Furious After Obama Calls Top Navy SEAL ‘Master Chief’ Or Something

by Doktor Zoom

General ConfusionHope you didn’t miss this terribly important story from Fox Nation: When an interviewer with a St. Louis radio station asked the President a question about the election-season attempt to swiftboat him for sending Navy SEALs to kill Osama bin Laden, Obama replied,

I’d advise that you talk to General McRaven, who’s in charge of our Special Ops. I think he has a point of view in terms of how deeply I care about what these folks do each and every day to protect our freedom.

Aren’t you disgusted by the sheer contempt for America and its heroic American military traditions of America just dripping from that statement? McRaven is a Navy officer, so he is of course an Admiral, not a General! FoxNation was so upset by this error that, in taking the President to task, it was rendered incapable of using indefinite articles:

The difficulty with this is that William McRaven is and [sic] admiral not a general. As a SEAL, he is [sic] member of the US Navy, not US Army or US Marines.

For servicemen, ranks are important – they have worked hard and, in many cases, risked their lives, to earn them. And it’s one thing to omit a rank and another to botch the rank of the highest-ranking Special Forces operator in the country.

And if we’re going to play “Military Rank Gotcha,” perhaps we should point out that Jim Treacher’s Daily Caller headline, in trying to make a funny joke, seems to miss the point that “General” and “Admiral” are equal ranks:

What a whimsical logo! But that’s probably just an honest mistake, not evidence of utter ignorance of and contempt for the Troops.

[Fox Nation / Daily Caller ]

 
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Limeylizzie August 25, 2012 at 11:02 am

Christ they are vile, but here in Limeylizzie land we await the birth of a baby boy , MrLimeylizzie's first grandson is happening today! We just got the 'She just started labour" call a few minutes ago.

SpeedoFart August 25, 2012 at 11:05 am

Congrats!!

johnnyzhivago August 25, 2012 at 11:11 am

Congratulations!!!

Terry August 25, 2012 at 11:12 am

Congratulations, Lizzie! Start spoiling him from his first breath!

Beowoof August 25, 2012 at 11:15 am

Nice, grandkids are the best. Congratulations.

Doktor Zoom August 25, 2012 at 11:20 am

Huzzah!

Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you've got a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies — "God damn it, you've got to be kind.”

–Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

Limeylizzie August 25, 2012 at 11:32 am

That is fantastic, I am sending it to the mother.

mrblifil August 25, 2012 at 11:23 am

Congrats on your promotion to GILF status.

Limeylizzie August 25, 2012 at 11:32 am

Excellent! Not technically a Granny as I am not old enough to be the mother of his children! I go with the Welsh version of Grandmother which is “Nain” pronounced like “nine” but with slightly longer “i” sound.

fuflans August 25, 2012 at 7:56 pm

no you will be the delightful auntie mame type.

weejee August 25, 2012 at 11:23 am

Woohoo, a great top of the morning to you!

Barb_ August 25, 2012 at 11:24 am

This is very exciting news, Sis. I can't wait to see pictures.

Limeylizzie August 25, 2012 at 11:30 am

Very exciting but Sienna has had a less than easy pregnancy, they just had to induce labour , so I hope all goes well.

tessiee August 25, 2012 at 12:53 pm

By January, Barb and Lizzie can hang out at poolside someplace tropical, and show each other grandbaby snapshots.

tessiee August 25, 2012 at 2:01 pm

There MUST be a bar at poolside, and it MUST have a thatched Tiki hut roof.

Dudleydidwrong August 25, 2012 at 11:29 am

Whether he's a general or an admiral, welcome to the new grandson and to the new status. "If I had known that grandchildren were so great, I would have had them first." (We're at nine and holding…)

Texan_Bulldog August 25, 2012 at 11:42 am

Hope it's not a terrorist anchor baby!

Yay for you guys because you always get to give the baby back to its parents.

Limeylizzie August 25, 2012 at 12:12 pm

It will be a Texan baby, the father is from Galveston and his name is Dallas!

Texan_Bulldog August 25, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Then they can name the baby (if it's a boy) Austin. See, full circle!

Limeylizzie August 25, 2012 at 12:36 pm

or maybe Dripping Springs. Actually it has to have another “D” name, all boys in his family have names beginning with “D”, I wanted them to call him Dragon.

OneYieldRegular August 25, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Or Fort Worth, though that lacks a certain poeticism. Anyway, congrats, LL!

NellCote71 August 25, 2012 at 12:37 pm

"it will be a Texan baby." Most excellent. If the babe is being born out of state–god forbid–I hope someone had the sense to bring a jar of Texas dirt to put under the birthing bed so he will be born over Texas soil.

miss_grundy August 25, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Na, the baby should be called Austin, 'cause that is the only place left in Texas that makes any sense….

The_Lucky_Wife August 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Congratulations!

Geminisunmars August 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Mazel Tov!

I skipped that messy intermediary stage of having children, and went directly to grandmother. So much easier.

Limeylizzie August 25, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Me too, I have none of my own and MrLimeylizzie has a son, twin daughters and another son from a relationship in college who was adopted at birth and found us a few years ago.

tessiee August 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Wait…
Doesn't Barb have twin daughters?
Are you Barb???

Limeylizzie August 25, 2012 at 1:02 pm

No, are her daughters twins? Ours are not indentical at all, but both will have had babies within 4 months of each other this year.

Barb_ August 25, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Tessie, I have two daughters, both a year apart, who were pregnant and due on the same day. Victoria had a son right before Christine had a daughter, Mina, the megabeast, who had a partial heart transplant.

Mina will have an angioplasty on Sept 7th to pump that transplanted aorta back up to where it should be after it collapsed.

The_Lucky_Wife August 25, 2012 at 12:15 pm

My cousin did the same thing. She loves being a grandmother, and her grandchildren love her; they could care less that she isn't their father's biological mother.

C_R_Trogloraptor August 25, 2012 at 12:21 pm

There's a bit of good news in all this madness.
Best of luck to you & yours, LL.

Callyson August 25, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Aw, good luck to everyone!

IonaTrailer August 25, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Congratulations! Here's to a healthy, beautiful baby!

TanzbodenKoenig August 25, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Congrats! If it's born a Republican tho don't forget to leave it on the hillside

finallyhappy August 25, 2012 at 1:41 pm

congrats to you and Grandpa- and to the new parents- I wish them some sleep!

gigihopes August 25, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Congratulations Nain! Grandchildren are a wonderful part of life. My third grandbaby is due any day now. I'm excited for both of us!

LibertyLover August 25, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Best of luck! Hope everything comes out ok!

CivicHoliday August 26, 2012 at 10:07 am

Congrats!! Have her send me some labor vibes – I'm a week overdue

BarackMyWorld August 25, 2012 at 11:12 am

Yes, but is he a full Admiral, Vice Admiral, or Rear Admiral? And if he's a rear admiral, is that a rear admiral upper half (two stars) or lower half (one star)? If Fox doesn't know the answer, they're disrespecting the troops.

Geminisunmars August 25, 2012 at 12:01 pm

They are already disrespecting humankind.

tessiee August 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Everybody at Fox is a lower half rear admiral.

johnnyzhivago August 25, 2012 at 11:13 am

Sort of like when Ronald Reagan complimented a group of military members on their "costumes".

Geminisunmars August 25, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Did you just take RR's name in vain?

Dashboard Buddha August 25, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I've been looking and no luck. I'd love to have a link to that so I can show my rightwing people when they harsh barry.

tessiee August 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm

If you go to the second paragraph of this article, he's quoted as referring to uniforms as "wardrobe":
http://returntothe80s.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/ro

Of course, the only uniform he ever wore was wardrobe, since it was on a movie set, but anyway.

SexySmurf August 25, 2012 at 11:13 am

Way to make a Rear Admiral out of yourself, Obama.

eggsacklywright August 25, 2012 at 11:13 am

Those Faux folks are so patriotic, they should get a purple star.

C_R_Trogloraptor August 25, 2012 at 1:02 pm

That will match all those Purple Heart Band-Aids nicely.

johnnyzhivago August 25, 2012 at 11:16 am

I guess colonial Kenya didn't have a Navy???

Negropolis August 26, 2012 at 12:47 am

Mombasa/Indian Ocean coast libel!

BarackMyWorld August 25, 2012 at 11:16 am

The Air Force has Generals as well. Why does Fox hate the Air Force?

johnnyzhivago August 25, 2012 at 11:18 am

This will get tricky when we conquer space!!!

Are they Air Force Space Bombers or Navy Battle Cruisers???

This seems like an important thing.

WABishop August 25, 2012 at 11:36 am

If Star Trek is any sort of authority, the Navy wins.

ChernobylSoup August 25, 2012 at 11:53 am

IF Star Trek is any sort of authority? IF Star Trek is any sort of authority?!? Geez, Bishop, do you realize what that kind of statement can lead to around here? Nerd wars.

Butch_Wagstaff August 25, 2012 at 8:42 pm

No shit. It could lead to a thread of 1000+ comments.

In that vein, Jonathan Frakes–did he look better with or without the beard? Discuss.

eggsacklywright August 25, 2012 at 11:54 am

I think we can deduce from this that Faux is rank.

AddHomonym August 25, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Because it is not in the Constitution, which only mentions an army and a navy. Original intent! Duh!

Beowoof August 25, 2012 at 11:16 am

Oh just fuck off, you assholes are willing to believe any bullshit put forth by Fox, you don't get to complain about an innocent mistake.

DahBoner August 25, 2012 at 11:19 am

Truth is, the real credit for killing Osama bin Laden should go to W, the Ret***ed Cowboy..

That's right, had it not been for W's spectacular failure in finding bin Laden, the cold blooded killer in the White House would never had the opportunity!

THANK YOU GEORGE BUSH

poncho_pilot August 25, 2012 at 11:24 am

do they try envision that type of convoluted reasoning or do they just retcon it into being with their historical revisionism ray?

shelwood46 August 25, 2012 at 1:04 pm

They straight up say that it's all W's doing that Osama was found, that W put in place the intelligence (hee) that led to his discovery. I have seen them say this over and over and over. It's bizarre.

johnmburt August 25, 2012 at 11:44 am

I am so glad George W. Bush is now a Ret***d Cowboy. If only he had retired sooner . . . .

tessiee August 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Eight years sooner.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 26, 2012 at 10:26 am

Or at least quit, half-way through.

Negropolis August 26, 2012 at 12:48 am

The Retired Cowboy?

poncho_pilot August 25, 2012 at 11:21 am

always on top of Obama's slightest perceived horribly major mistake. how admiral-ble of them.

WABishop August 25, 2012 at 11:38 am

He makes so few actual errors that they must be treasured when they come along.

ChernobylSoup August 25, 2012 at 11:55 am

Generally, that's they roll. They're Specialists when it comes to being Captains of douchery.

poncho_pilot August 25, 2012 at 12:03 pm

they seem to be multiplying. we're gonna need a bigger boat.

Stevola August 25, 2012 at 3:01 pm

There's a video on YouTube, "53 Seconds That Should End a Presidency" (I'm not gonna link, or ever watch it again) It features President Obama stammering and making mistakes and seems to be culled from every speech the man ever made.

And it lasts 53 seconds! There's more than a minute of mistakes in every second of a Bush speech.

reliefsinn August 25, 2012 at 3:21 pm

When you see Barry talk about something, which he will do most of the time WITHOUT a teleprompter, you realize he is actually THINKING about what he is saying, and does not, like some people I will not name right now, just let things spew out of his mouth like so much verbal effluence.

Stevola August 25, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Yes

Goonemeritus August 25, 2012 at 11:21 am

I like the fact that our president doesn’t fancy himself a brilliant military strategist. It seems to me we had enough of those in the last administration. Like Lincoln Obama keeps to the big picture and leaves the ground war to the Commanders on the ground. Looking at the results he is doing pretty well and the fact that we are no longer losing a popularity contest with France seems like a good thing to me.

tessiee August 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Wait…
We were in a popularity contest with France??
Who won?

Biel_ze_Bubba August 26, 2012 at 10:28 am

Everybody else.

mrblifil August 25, 2012 at 11:24 am

Dumb black guy must have been strung out on crack while chugging a 40.

NellCote71 August 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm

And ogling white wimmenz.

tessiee August 25, 2012 at 1:05 pm

And the way They all sit around on their porches… mutter… rant… rave…

kittensdontlie August 25, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Dumb is right…who can't get into Harvard Law School and be editor of the Law Review…geesh.

Doktor Zoom August 25, 2012 at 5:37 pm

He's blah, so obviously was just given everything on a silver platter thru affirmative action and the influence of George Soros

not that Dewey August 25, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Hey, Dok — OT. XKCD had a nice tribute to Neil Armstrong: http://xkcd.com/893/

weejee August 25, 2012 at 11:27 am

I appears Faux Newz is again suffering from General Confusion. In today's world it is good to have some things that are consistent and Murdoch's minions are so consistently rank.

Negropolis August 26, 2012 at 12:49 am

General Confusion was a horrible warrior.

fartknocker August 25, 2012 at 11:29 am

Dear Fox News:

Our current president directed the deployment of troops who killed Osama Bin Laden, who has become food for sea life in the Pacific Ocean. He also saved GM and Chrysler, saving over 300K jobs. Your supposed Messiah Mitt Romney won't release more than 2 years of tax records and probably has a temple named after him in China for all the jobs he shipped there. So kindly shut the fuck up and quit bloviating utter bullshit.

Fartknocker

PS: Yes, the POTUS made a mistake. It may even been on a teleprompter. Who gives a shit. Why don't you ask Speaker Boehner why the House of Representatives has been so ineffective. Be sure to ask him about the U.S. credit rating, shutting down FAA, and transportation infrastructure.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp

WABishop August 25, 2012 at 11:40 am

*Indian Ocean

Ocean Libel!!!1!!

fartknocker August 25, 2012 at 11:44 am

Thanks for the correction. You're correct. See, just like the President, I made a mistake.

Doktor Zoom August 25, 2012 at 11:58 am

Everything you ever say is WRONG now

miss_grundy August 25, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Faux News is very lucky I don't live in NYC because if I did, I would be using their anchors for stickball practice.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 26, 2012 at 11:23 am

I would use their anchors for … anchors.

Angry_Marmot August 25, 2012 at 11:30 am

Classic mote-in-thy-neighbor's eye while ignoring your own failings. Everyone at Fox must have been the kind of kid that teachers hate, interrupting the lesson or the practice session to scream "Teacher! Teacher!" because the kid sitting next them was "doing it wrong". Now they have Roger Ailes' big ass to kiss up to, having finally found their métier.

Dudleydidwrong August 25, 2012 at 11:33 am

Obama's just trying to stir up a little interservice rivalry. We need to keep the military sharp for when we are attacked by Iran/Pakistan/North Korea/ China/ Arizona.

poncho_pilot August 25, 2012 at 11:37 am

is that Eastasia or Eurasia?

Dudleydidwrong August 25, 2012 at 11:51 am

I don't really fear any attack from Iran/Pakistan/N Korea/China but the real threat is from the United Wingnutistan Nations: Arizona and their allies such as Texas, Florida, and the southern tier states of North America. I hear they are working on building centrifuges and plan to make nuclear weapons out of moon pies and RC Cola.

poncho_pilot August 25, 2012 at 12:09 pm

they're producing enriched corn syrup. oh, and i think it's Nuk-U-Lar.

viennawoods13 August 25, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I thought the United Nations was the real threat? That's what Judge Head says!

Negropolis August 26, 2012 at 12:51 am

The Arizona Navy is truly a feasome force, what with their outboard motors on Lake Havasu and all.

WABishop August 25, 2012 at 11:33 am

I stand with Prime Minister Obama.

finallyhappy August 25, 2012 at 1:42 pm

the legitimate heir!

Negropolis August 26, 2012 at 12:52 am

Generalissimo!

ProgressiveInga August 25, 2012 at 11:35 am

More proof that President Obama is history's greatest monster.

YasserArraFeck August 25, 2012 at 11:38 am

If Hopey really respected the troops, he'd waste them on some bullshit military misadventure, looking for non-existent WMDs in a country that wasn't remotely connected to 9-11. Having your limbs scattered across the desert for nothing is infinitely preferable to being addressed by the wrong rank.

RadioBowels August 25, 2012 at 11:40 am

This is way worse than the claims that Akin made — and half of the Republitards believe. We DEMAND that Obama quit the race for the good of the party and the country.

bobbert August 25, 2012 at 11:41 am

See, now, this is what "mis-speaking" sounds like.

EDIT: God help us if he ever refers to a Marine as a "soldier".

GunToting[Redacted] August 25, 2012 at 11:42 am

HurHur!! 57 states!!! Marine Corpse!!! HURHURDURBLARGLEBLARLGE!!!

Texan_Bulldog August 25, 2012 at 11:44 am

So the commander-in-chief misstated some rank. I think this means the terrorists have won.

These people are going to go batshit insane if Barry gets re-elected. That's the biggest reason why I want to see him win.

orygoon August 25, 2012 at 12:05 pm

<<These people are going to go batshit insane >>

As opposed to their current status, which is what?

YasserArraFeck August 25, 2012 at 12:25 pm

They might be frothing at the mouth now, but they're plain going to lose control of their bowels when Obama is reelected. Avoid crowds of 'Tards that day – the stench will be unbearable (but worth it).

RadioBowels August 25, 2012 at 1:09 pm

It was great last time and it'll be even better this time. Obama/Biden '12

Negropolis August 26, 2012 at 12:54 am

Maybe it's just wishful thinking, but maybe they'll shut the hell up in a second term, at least the fuckers in leadership. Maybe, the fringe will finally retreat back to the fringe until 2016.

GunToting[Redacted] August 25, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I'm actually a little worried about the "wingpocalypse." Tim McVeigh was a piker compared to these dipshits.

Jennyjen798 August 25, 2012 at 4:41 pm

This. You should hear the things they say when they think they are in trust worthy company.

Dudleydidwrong August 25, 2012 at 11:54 am

I wonder if the person who wrote that dumbass comment for Faux Snooze ever served in the military and would know a general from a Cub Scout.

finallyhappy August 25, 2012 at 1:44 pm

My first real(meaning full time, full pay- thank goodness) job many years ago was as a Navy civilian. I had to learn the ranks – and know them by looking quickly at sleeves and insignia. Now I don't remember except I think a wide gold band at the wrist means an admiral and that commodore is only a war time rank(or not)

smitallica August 25, 2012 at 11:55 am

Yawn. Let me know when he invades the wrong fucking country, assholes.

Limeylizzie August 25, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Win.

Come here a minute August 25, 2012 at 11:56 am

Jim Treacher, you can stop trawling — your nets are chock full of stupidity.

ChernobylSoup August 25, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I'd be totally okay with it if Obama wanted to suspend posse comitatus and round up these assholes using a few misidentified troops.

Chow Yun Flat August 25, 2012 at 12:02 pm

This never gets old.

Callyson August 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm

If I lived in a red state, I'd make photocopies of that and place them on the windshields of cars parked in fundie churches' parking lots.

Hell, maybe I'll drive out to AZ and do that anyway…

tessiee August 25, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Love it! Even with the Dilbert tie.
I have this saved to "my pictures", except I renamed it "kiss my black ass".

orygoon August 25, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Can't they make allowances for a guy who is, after all, just a Kenyan? It isn't like English would be his first language or anything like that.

Blueb4sinrise August 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Yes. According to googlez , the Swahili is:

General = Ujumla
and
Admiral= Muddyb

Negropolis August 26, 2012 at 12:57 am

Luo language libel!

eggsacklywright August 25, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Now here's patriotism for ya. Faux outs a Navy Seal:
http://www.americablog.com/2012/08/navy-seal-oute

It's treasony in my book. Sluts.

C_R_Trogloraptor August 25, 2012 at 12:27 pm

IOKIYAR

NellCote71 August 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Valerie Plame all over these egregious levels of rwal treason aren't comparable to the Kenyan sleeper cell mixing up a military title, which so obviously proves his trainers did not prep him enough before they unleashed him on an unsuspecting America.

tessiee August 25, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Conversely, if he'd gotten it right, that would be proof that the conspiracy spared no effort and expense to fool us.

The_Lucky_Wife August 25, 2012 at 12:05 pm

One question: do we impeach Obummer before we hang, draw and quarter him?

NellCote71 August 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Yes, follows by hot tar an feathers before the drawn and quartered event.

savethispatient August 25, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Damn it, who wrote General on the teleprompter? For the last time, anything you put on that prompter, Obama will read!

C_R_Trogloraptor August 25, 2012 at 12:27 pm

"Go Fuck Yourself, FOX News!"

savethispatient August 25, 2012 at 12:32 pm

After becoming George W. Bush's top political adviser, I'd imagine Brick Tamland went on to run FOX News.

C_R_Trogloraptor August 25, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Tonight's FOX News editorial:
"I Like Lamp."

Pithaughn August 25, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Fox news, that is some awesome monday morning short stopping.

Arkoday August 25, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Admirable generalization; one that misunderestimates a mission accomplished.

C_R_Trogloraptor August 25, 2012 at 12:20 pm

This is really harshing my "25 Things To Watch For At The Republican National Convention" Fun, Dok.

And also: After suffering though 8 excruciating years of President Malaprop, I think these Republican tools can just shut the fuck up.

Antispandex August 25, 2012 at 12:26 pm

As a sailor, I always had very little respect for how anyone over the rank of master chief got their rank…I just figured it was ass kissing that got you a bird or stars. Does that make me a disloyal American? I a sorry, for any offended Fox watchers.

Dashboard Buddha August 25, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I hate it how Bammerz keeps giving the rightwingnuts so much ammunition. Misnaming a high-ranking military officer, having only girls for children, breathing. Fuck, he might as well just concede right now.

finallyhappy August 25, 2012 at 1:46 pm

how did you miss the most important thing- the man was born with black skin. Really, everything else is trivial.

DonnyKerabotsos August 25, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Since Generals and Admirals both wear stars to designate their rank, George Bush used to avoid the confusion by referring to both ranks as 'Star Guy."

VinnyThePooh August 25, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Stars are stars, be they an Admiral's or a General's. Naval and Coast Guard officers have received the misnomers since their beginnings. Fortunately, our officers are more mature and lighthearted about the gaffes than the couch commandos that continuously spit hate and Cheeto crumbs.

weejee August 25, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Do you think Mittens will be able to add as a plank in the GOP platform making Cheetos the national snark snack?

/ wipes orange detritus from hands onto jeans

VinnyThePooh August 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm

His friends own Frito-Lay.

Self-Uploader August 25, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Well they always have to be outraged about something. I guess after Obama is re-elected and the Affordable Health Care act kicks in they'll be outraged about keeping their post-college children insured, or not losing coverage due to a pre-existing condition or something.

rocktonsam August 25, 2012 at 12:36 pm

just like when Bush jr wore that flight suit while not wearing underpants

ManchuCandidate August 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Oh come on. Wingnuts would be furious masterbating bears if the headline was "Obama Eats Soup."

finallyhappy August 25, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Wingnuts would be furious, masterbating bears. The bears , however, might be ok

Limeylizzie August 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm

OT Excellent take-down of Mittens in, of all places, the Economist.

weejee August 25, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Indeed! They call him the Chameleon-in-Chief.

Self-Uploader August 25, 2012 at 12:53 pm

A take-down of Romney is never off-topic.

SayItWithWookies August 25, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Really? He's not anything-in-chief right now, and I hope he never is.

C_R_Trogloraptor August 25, 2012 at 12:41 pm

"Jim Treacher". Oh, boy, another Right Wing Intellectual Giant.

weejee August 25, 2012 at 12:46 pm

OT&sup2;

Rumored #1 GOP Convention pin-up girrl.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 26, 2012 at 11:29 am

A couple of Tampa titty-bars will no doubt set this up for the conventioneers.

PsycWench August 25, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Slightly OT, but our local paper covered the Crumb and Get It thing (again!) and subsequent Fox appearance, with a lovely quote from McMurray about the 2009 bankruptcy:

He said he didn't appreciate its inclusion in news coverage.
"It has nothing to do with the story. We are normal people with normal lives," he said.

A second story features this pithy quote about McMurray from a business professor at UVa: "Check back with him in two months and see what he says," Wilcox said.

tessiee August 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm

"General McRaven" and "Admiral McRaven" are both awesome, and would make good names for movie superheroes, as well as real-life superheroes.

mavenmaven August 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Because a real american would never dishonor the troops by putting them in harms way by figthing unnecessary wars on foreign soil.

C_R_Trogloraptor August 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I'd like to see the Daily Caller try to interview General Direction, Leftenant Behind and Colonel Angus about this.

not that Dewey August 25, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Without committing a Major Error.

C_R_Trogloraptor August 25, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Then they would need Corporal Punishment.

CleverSobriquet August 25, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Col Muster with a candlestick -ooops that was yesterday

MosesInvests August 26, 2012 at 12:07 am

That would be a Major Payne N. Diaz.

tessiee August 25, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Also, 57 states, and such.

tessiee August 25, 2012 at 1:10 pm

The reason Barry the Time-Traveling Muslin didn't get the rank right is because there is no such person. "General McRaven" is a made-up name to cover up the fact that Bin Laden was never killed. He's alive and well in the White House basement, where he and Hussein Hussein Hussein black guy are hatching a conspiracy to um… make us all eat falafel and spit on Jeebus… or something.
I mean, even the names Obama and Osama PROVE that they're in cahoots!
WAKE UP, SHEEPLES!!1one!

Misty Malarky August 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm

In the meanwhile: Isaac keeps on slouching towardsTampa…

Just keep slouching
Just keep slouching
Slouching slouching slouching
What's he gonna do
He'll slouch…

tessiee August 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm

"what these folks do each and every day to protect our freedom"

OK, nothing against THE TROOPS, yadda yadda, my nephew is in the military, obligatory disclaimers — but this is something that gets up my nose.
We have enough firepower to blow up the planet what? Ten times over? Twenty times over?
Nobody's attacking us and nobody's going to.
If THE TROOPS really wanted to protect our freedom from the people who are actively threatening and damaging it, they'd shoot Todd Akin right through his big, empty head.
Then they'd go down the rest of the list.

usuhname August 25, 2012 at 1:43 pm

"This is a real story. This is a real story. This is a real story. "

Repeat that, into a witches cauldron filled with eye of newt [gingrich] and blood of newborn — whilst your one semi-literate relative types it for you — and it really works!

Grrrandpa August 25, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Uh, Special Forces is the Green Berets (Army). Fox should have used "Special Ops" as the generic term. Why does Fox hate the Army and the Navy?

BZ1 August 25, 2012 at 2:16 pm

A gotcha question from the depths of Faux News, who cares?

OneYieldRegular August 25, 2012 at 2:21 pm

A translation: We at FOX News have just carelessly outed the alleged author of a Navy SEALS tell-all book about the Osama Bin Laden operation, putting that person's life in jeopardy, but we did it because we thought we could use it to embarrass Obama, which is our primary function, but having now seen that Al Queda hasn't hesitated to use our carelessness to go after said person, we need to somehow attempt to show that President Obama respects the troops less than we do.

Dr. Nick Riviera August 25, 2012 at 2:44 pm

The people most uptight about this are people not actually in the military. When Obama said the army had AK47s, my cousin's braindead friends all chimed up with variants of "Well, despite all his fancy education, he doesn't even know what gun the military carries!"

Dr. Nick Riviera August 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm

OT, has anyone else had difficulty with posting from mobile devices? Every post I made said "Comment Deleted by Administrator" I fretted all night i had angered our Editrix :(

gogogodzilla August 25, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Where does the rank of Ass Pirate fit into all this?

Guppy August 25, 2012 at 3:22 pm

"General," "admiral," all that matters is that both mean the same thing to Barry: "subordinate."

DahBoner August 25, 2012 at 3:31 pm

The only General these yahoos recognize is General Lee, and that's only because of Daisy Duke

JustPixelz August 25, 2012 at 3:55 pm

I've never been in the military, but my understanding is that if your Commander-in-Chief calls you General instead of Admiral, the correct response is "Yes Sir".

fitley August 25, 2012 at 3:57 pm

That does it. Obama's out. President Ann is in.

TribecaMike August 25, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Why does Fox hate seamen? I for one find their attitude hard to swallow.

zippy_w_pinhead August 25, 2012 at 4:34 pm

General Ackbar- "It's a trap!"

thurufally August 25, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Okay, Obama misspoke, but, for fux sake, the last two guys you put up for president were male cheerleaders! Iron them out! Iron them out! Smoooooooth!

ttommyunger August 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm

As a former Field Marshall in the Underground Balloon Corps, I resents the allegations-and the alligator…

fuflans August 25, 2012 at 8:03 pm

well to be fair, obama has brought the presidency to a new low.

he is black after all.

Negropolis August 26, 2012 at 1:03 am

How dare he. What a snob!

Negropolis August 26, 2012 at 1:00 am

Just wait until president Romney gets in there. It'll be Elder-this, and Bishop-that, and Apostle-whashisface.

glamourdammerung August 26, 2012 at 2:04 pm

The difficulty with this is that William McRaven is and [sic] admiral not a general. As a SEAL, he is [sic] member of the US Navy, not US Army or US Marines.

Last time I checked, the Marines were still part of the U.S. Navy.

Also, at least President Obama did not out a Seal (or even a CIA agent) in order to try to get them killed because of having a tantrum over losing a presidential election.

polnick August 26, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Only an idiot would want American troops sent home, and the sales of planes and tanks to Arabs ended. It would result in 100 thousand unemployed veterans and another 10 million heavy weapon workers to become pan handlers and bums. The idea is disastrous. Peaceniks must mind their own business, enjoy their weed, and thank God for creating Middle-Eastern enemies.

polnick August 27, 2012 at 10:02 am

Visitors to school lunch rooms and supermarket checkouts lines can hear the hungry saying: “Thank you Obama for picking up the tab”. EBT debit cards owners are also grateful for their lives being made easier. He has fed millions of stomachs that once growled with hunger; Obama can be thanked for being the best free food provider in American history.

tessiee August 25, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Del Rio would be awesomely cool, if a bit ethnic.

Geminisunmars August 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Pray they don't use the default Texas name: Doofus.

fuflans August 25, 2012 at 7:56 pm

that's really funny i just got an amazon order from 'dripping springs TX' and wondered what in the hell.

Limeylizzie August 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Jack(MrLL) just suggested “Decider”.

tessiee August 25, 2012 at 2:02 pm

If I'm remembering right, Barb has twin daughters who had babbies within a few days of each other earlier this year.
Barb? Can you verify this?

Barb_ August 25, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Lizzie, call me when the baby arrives. I don't care what hour it is.

Limeylizzie August 25, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Isn't that the worst name? There's a town near where I'm from in England called Upper Dicker.

BerkeleyBear August 25, 2012 at 11:13 pm

He definitely looked better without the gut he put on but refused to admit to the wardrobe people.

MosesInvests August 25, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Dunno-I was always too busy looking at Gates McFadden and Marina Syrtis to notice.

Limeylizzie August 26, 2012 at 12:01 am

She still is only dilated to about 4cms, so we have a way to go, she just texted us and said not to come over tonight as she just wants to sleep, I think we won't have a baby until the wee hours, but will let you know!

tessiee August 26, 2012 at 12:45 am

OK, so the babbies had the same birthday, not the daughters.

Angioplasty, you know how that works? I think it's interesting and harmless, and that sharing will make it less scary — but I'll space down in case you want to skip the rest.
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They put a deflated balloon in the chamber and inflate it very slowly, because a balloon is small, and soft rubber, and will dilate even the most delicate tissue very gently and without harm.

WABishop August 26, 2012 at 8:06 am

Jonathan Frakes … IMDB says he played someone named "Riker" … so, he got a lot of screen time then?

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