FAILURE TO DEPLOY WIZARDS ALSO FAULTED  7:30 pm October 29, 2012

Fox News Reveals Obama ‘Watched’ Benghazi Attack But Failed To Invade Grenada

by Doktor Zoom

Wingnuts, led as usual by Fox News, are flogging a brand new alternate history of the Sept. 11 attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in which Barack Obama knew exactly what was going on, refused to launch a rescue mission, ordered the CIA to “stand down,” and maybe shot Ambassador Chris Stevens to death himself. Appearing on Fox News, retired Army officers David Hunt and Anthony Shaffer told Fox’s Jeanine Pirro that two drones were providing a “live feed” of the attack and said that his sources tell him that the President “was one of those in the White House Situation Room in real time watching this” and that he could have approved military action to save the embattled ambassador, but chose not to. And the example proving that a rescue could have worked? Ronald Reagan’s successful 1983 Grenada operation, in which Reagan used a military invasion of a Caribbean island to rescue the news cycle from coverage of the deadly bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut.

Get ready to hear a lot in the next few days about this “live feed” that Obama was “watching” — obviously, it was just like on “24,” with everything clearly visible, all the people on the ground clearly identifiable and maybe even labelled — and not a grainy image from the air… at night… in a city… looking down at what’s happening outside and inside a building that’s on fire.

Hunt helpfully points out that President Obama “could have” had jets over the urban target within 20 minutes, and AC-130 gunships (which are really good at firing astonishing amounts of ammunition into ground targets — ideal for a nighttime raid in a crowded city!) within 2 hours, and maybe the Delta Force on the ground at some point. (Hunt says “two hours” as well, because why not? He’s a military expert!) Needless to say, in this fantasy of a perfectly smooth operation, nothing would have gone wrong, and there would not have been any chance of, say, an RPG being fired into one of the rescue helicopters, because that kind of thing only happens in movies, and never happens in reality.

In a surprising slip from message discipline, Glenn Beck’s “The Blaze” is simultaneously pushing the “Obama was watching the whole thing” narrative and also running another story saying that it’s possible that drones might have provided useful information if they were deployed at the right time.

As Jay Bookman of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution notes, the whole “Obama shoulda sent GI Joes to beat COBRA” scenario is purely speculative:

Let’s be clear: There is no indication — none — that U.S military officials advised the president or anyone in the administration that a rescue operation was possible, and that the administration ignored that offer. The evidence is entirely to the contrary.

As Defense Secretary Leon Panetta explained, “(The) basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place. And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.”

That would be Gen. Carter Ham, the head of U.S. Africa Command, and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. They are men of training and experience; they know where our military assets are located; they know their capabilities, and they know the difficulties involved in inserting and extracting an armed force into an uncertain situation in another country.

Even so, Internet Tough Guys and Fox News are preparing yet another treason trial for everyone in the Obama administration, because, after all, Grenada was a successful rescue operation, and no one at Fox can think of any differences between Libya and Grenada.

Oh yes, and Obama was in the Situation Room, “watching the attack.” Can you imagine what they would say if he hadn’t been?

[The Blaze / AJC]

 
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nounverb911 October 29, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Weren't we outnumbered twenty to one when we invaded Grenada?

mirrorballdc October 29, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Does that include the med school students? I think they may have outnumbered the troops.

Terry October 29, 2012 at 8:24 pm

And nice ladies selling baskets and beach towels.

BadKitty904 October 29, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Plus the crack divisions of lithe, well-oiled cabana boys.

tessiee October 29, 2012 at 11:14 pm

And their lithe, well-oiled buttcracks.

Doktor Zoom October 29, 2012 at 8:35 pm

7000 troops participated, and the Pentagon gave out 8612 medals. As Garry Trudeau said, it was kind of a Special Olympics for the military.

Come here a minute October 29, 2012 at 8:00 pm

But did they zoom in and enhance?

Lot_49 October 29, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Great montage! In The Future, computers will be able to create detail where none exists. They should use this on Mitt's tax returns. Or his tax plan.

boskolives October 30, 2012 at 9:23 am

My computer made bumper sticker:
Romney/1099

Lot_49 October 30, 2012 at 9:39 am

Schedule C or GTFO!

boskolives October 30, 2012 at 9:44 am

Obvious attempt at H&R Block infiltration!

emmelemm October 29, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Now that improved my Monday.

BaldarTFlagass October 29, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Man, all I ever do on my computer is send email, look at porn, and hang around wonkette. These people's abilities on computers make me feel like a monkey on a typewriter.

HistoriCat October 30, 2012 at 10:19 am

But a monkey on a typewriter with porn.

frostbitefalls October 29, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Very funny. Thank you for this.

tessiee October 29, 2012 at 11:17 pm
Doktor Zoom October 30, 2012 at 9:12 am

Thank you–and they also assume that Obama was watching the attack unfold while using the Everything Sensor

BoatOfVelociraptors October 30, 2012 at 9:22 am
SmutBoffin October 29, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Ask anybody – ANYBODY – at Fox News to point to Grenada on a map.

I rest my case.

nounverb911 October 29, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Isn't it somewhere near Mitt's money?

Veritas78 October 29, 2012 at 8:16 pm

It's where they make that red syrupy stuff. Near Cordoba, where they make the shoe polish.

Callyson October 29, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Mitt's money is dispersed so widely that this clue doesn't help.

Angry_Marmot October 29, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Nah, it's that Spanish song marching bands play as a fanfare.

BaldarTFlagass October 29, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Hello Fadduh! Isn't Grenada some camp in the Catskills?

TheMightyHaltor October 29, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I don't know…but their main export is grenadine, right?

HouseOfTheBlueLights October 30, 2012 at 9:20 am

Or Libya for that matter. And isn't Benghazi something you use for sore muscles?

Willardbot9000_V2.5 October 30, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Beyond rank stupidity there's another dynamic that's being left out of this equation: logic. What does Obama have to gain by allowing this to happen? I've asked wingnuts time and again and the best they can muster is "belch! "well he hates 'merika, belch, FART, cromosome spill!"…even his own ambassador, apparently. I'm surprised they aren't taking this shit to its logical conclusion and stating that Obama is PURPOSEFULLY throwing his own re-election when they report this stupid shit. At least that claim, as dumb as it is on its face has at least some logical thread to connect this incredibly stupid, paranoid nonsense with. Otherwise they are just deliberately running with lies and smears for the sake of them (occam's razor)….which is the ONLY logic I see from faux……EVER

nounverb911 October 29, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Do you know who else like to "watch"?

SmutBoffin October 29, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Depends. Is the thing to be watched titled "The Third Reich's Funniest Home Videos" or "Who Wants to Marry a Minister of Propaganda"?

Then it's Hitler.

BoatOfVelociraptors October 29, 2012 at 8:12 pm

David duchoveny?

Angry_Marmot October 29, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Bridgette Monet?

snowpointsecret October 29, 2012 at 8:46 pm

The Watchmen?

Graham Cracker October 29, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Chance the Gardener?

Negropolis October 29, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Paul Revere?

TheMightyHaltor October 29, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Sting?

BaldarTFlagass October 29, 2012 at 10:46 pm

The Central Scrutinizer?

An_Outhouse October 30, 2012 at 9:28 am

Timex?

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 29, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Oh for fuck's sake.

[apologies to Callyson]

Callyson October 29, 2012 at 9:12 pm

DAMMIT!

(LOL, I seem to be getting known for using that phrase. It's been a tough election season…)

Negropolis October 29, 2012 at 10:40 pm

I thought Callyson's catchphrase was:

Asshole.

BlueStateLibel October 29, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Was he wearing pants while watching? Also, I bet Obama's responsible for the shrieking winds now encircling my house, damn.

memzilla October 29, 2012 at 8:04 pm

(twitches fingers, trying to type about bloody retribution desired to be visited upon, and so richly earned by, entire Faux News operation without violating Editrix's TOS about violence)
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Tommmcatt_Again October 29, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Wait, we can't use violence anymore?

There goes that Muchelle Malkin comment I was saving for the right post, dammit.

Callyson October 29, 2012 at 9:13 pm

We have to follow up with the tag "with votes." Or "with crappy ratings" in this case.

Yeah, I know…

LibrarianX October 29, 2012 at 8:08 pm

That's absurd. Obama was busy creating Hurricane Sandy – no time for silly Libya.

Come here a minute October 29, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Which allows him to pretend that withholding the jobs numbers on Friday is due to the weather, instead of the obvious political motivation (also, too, they would have been totally faked).

decentcitizen October 29, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Because making command decisions on insufficient and conflicting information unfolding in real time is what leaders do (at Fox News).

Designer_Rants October 30, 2012 at 7:11 am

Barack was supposed to be just like Dennis Haysbert on Fox's "24" series! It was all laid out for him, why did he fail us? Dennis Haysbert wouldn't have done a Failed Stimulus, he would've had Jack Bauer torture the economy and the economy's family until it cooperated and turned awesome.

Chet Kincaid_ October 30, 2012 at 9:04 am

Haysbert would have intoned solemnly at the Ambassador until he took out Allstate insurance on the embassy.

Designer_Rants October 30, 2012 at 9:55 am

And he would've paid down the national debt with the settlement check. Why isn't Obama leading the country like the president on teevee?

HempDogbane October 29, 2012 at 8:10 pm

It's as if Stevens was Obama's Pat Tillman.

chascates October 29, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Limbaugh was shouting about this today (I was riding with a teatard who had the radio on), saying the 'drive-by media' is of course not reporting this outrage because it might hurt Obama's reelection chances. Nutjob sites have reported anonymous sources who claimed to have 'painted' targets with lasers but the drones/gunships/orcs were not on station to defend the fallen.
Most of the right have been trained to listen only to sources such as Fox, talk radio, and Drudge-like sites because those are the only places you hear 'the truth'. Obama not talking about Benghazi? He's hiding something. MSM not continually talking about it? They're covering up for him.

Terry October 29, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Teatards are doing Facebook chain letters/posts about it, too. They show photos of the two Seals killed in the attack then say that Obama killed them

Callyson October 29, 2012 at 9:14 pm

And don't even get me started on the trolls on HuffPo,

Negropolis October 29, 2012 at 10:44 pm

I've been to maybe ONE right-wing site on this issue, and they had Chris Stevens' body plastered across it. Just disgusting and shameful.

Designer_Rants October 30, 2012 at 7:19 am

On C-SPAN's Washington Journal, it's still non-stop "Benghazi" on the "Republican Line". You would think Obama went to Iraq in search of imaginary WMD and then killed a hundred thousand Iraqis or something. Or maybe something like he was president while a highly orchestrated set of plane crashes killed over 3,000 Americans… I guess putting things into perspective isn't the wingnuts' strong suit.

BoroPrimorac October 29, 2012 at 10:56 pm

How much have we heard about F&F since Issa admitted that the Obama administration had nothing to do with arms going across the border?

The wingnuts are desperate because they can't get shit on this president and he's heading toward a second term whether they like it or not.

boskolives October 30, 2012 at 9:30 am

Issa, the person of Arabic ancestry continues to ignore my mental requests for his long form birth certificate. I will not be toyed with!

Biel_ze_Bubba October 30, 2012 at 7:12 am

Obama not talking about the reptiloid alien inside his skull? He's hiding something. MSM not continually talking about it? They're covering up for him.

But Fucks Gnus stands ready to tell the mouthbreathers all about it.

Chet Kincaid_ October 30, 2012 at 9:05 am

You'd think they would have learned after the Echo Chamber Fiasco in the second debate not to circle jerk the "facts".

HistoriCat October 30, 2012 at 10:24 am

You'd think they would have learned

OK, let's just pause right here…

fuflans October 29, 2012 at 8:10 pm

doesn't fox news have to shut down for the storm?

mbobier October 29, 2012 at 8:19 pm

We can only hope….

zumpie October 29, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Maybe Faux is the REAL target of God's wrath. Lying is a sin, after all

Negropolis October 29, 2012 at 10:45 pm

I don't know, but I know that if Sandy is a legitimate catastrophe, nature has a way of shutting the whole thing down.

Beowoof October 29, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Well Fox is such a storm of bullshit that it is hard to tell the difference.

ElPinche October 29, 2012 at 8:12 pm

FALKLAND ISELANDS IS OBAMA'S WATERGATE !1!!

tessiee October 29, 2012 at 11:20 pm

[to be spoken in thick NY accent a la Joe Pesci]

WHICH falkland island? We got falkland cuba over heah, falkland bermuda over theah, then there's the falkland florida keys…

boskolives October 30, 2012 at 9:32 am

Not for nothing, but I got yer Falkland Island hanging right here, you falkland idiots.

Doktor Zoom October 29, 2012 at 8:12 pm

In other news, this photo, ostensibly of a shark swimming through a flooded NJ neighborhood, is making the rounds of social media.

If it makes it to Newark International, it'll probably tangle with the Jets.

Veritas78 October 29, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Must have taken a wrong turn at Wall Street.

SmutBoffin October 29, 2012 at 8:22 pm

ANY BODY SEEN THAT CHRISTIE FELLOW I COULD RILLY GO 4 AN ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BUFFET RITE NAO.

I'M A SHARK!!!

rocktonsam October 29, 2012 at 8:24 pm

CHRISTY WILL SAVE THE DAY NJ!

tessiee October 29, 2012 at 11:22 pm

In Soviet Jersey, shark jumps governor.

boskolives October 30, 2012 at 9:37 am

If Christie's too busy protecting the donut shop we can count on Officer Krupke.

Terry October 29, 2012 at 8:44 pm

That's awesome, whether its real or not

emmelemm October 29, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Land shark!

(Candygram!)

Mittaplasia October 29, 2012 at 10:03 pm

The lawyers and bankers will be safe from sharkbite because professional courtesy.

trampndirtdown October 29, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Will there be spontaneous choreography?

BaldarTFlagass October 29, 2012 at 10:27 pm

I'd be a lot more impressed if that frickin' shark had frickin' laser beams attached to it's frickin' head.

bobbert October 29, 2012 at 10:35 pm

If so, it's likely to eat a punt.

Negropolis October 29, 2012 at 11:03 pm

If it makes it to Newark, well, it'll have to tangle with the fine citizens of said city, and no one wants to fuck with Newark.

If the shark happens to make it past them, though, I'm sure Corey Book will have it in a headlock.

Veritas78 October 29, 2012 at 8:13 pm

That was a classic republican education strategy: go rescue a bunch of students so dumb they could only get into a med school in Grenada. But smart enough to invent "medical marijuana"!

fuflans October 29, 2012 at 8:14 pm

i bet FOX was just as assiduous in covering the bin laden operation, right?

or fallujah.

Radiotherapy October 29, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Or Yemen in Sept of '08.

Lucidamente1 October 29, 2012 at 8:20 pm

But what would he have done when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

deanbooth October 29, 2012 at 8:25 pm

"Change the channel to BET!" shouted Obama. "I'm missing Top 10 Live!"

Chet Kincaid_ October 30, 2012 at 9:09 am

Panetta was bogarting the flat screen with his damned telenovela.

Detesticle October 29, 2012 at 8:26 pm

I have "failed" to "watch" Fox "News" since 1881, FTW

NorthStarSpanx October 29, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Let me guess, Hunt is a paid consultant on Jerome Leon "Jerry" Bruckheimer films?

Radiotherapy October 29, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Obama was too lazy to react.

BadKitty904 October 29, 2012 at 8:34 pm

And/or "too uppity."

zumpie October 29, 2012 at 10:00 pm

And "not that bright". Cause you know, teh blahs

Negropolis October 29, 2012 at 10:50 pm

And "niggardly" with our resources.

HouseOfTheBlueLights October 30, 2012 at 9:24 am

It was childish of him.

mustangsavvy October 29, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Yes, I do wonder why the President of the United States didn't order "ALL HANDS ON DECK PLUS BRING ALL OF OUR BIGGEST GUNS AND GET THE FUCK TO LIBYA NOW" when he had confusing information about a rapidly changing international crisis situation. Almost seems like he was trying to, I dunno, not make a dickhead move and you know, send more Americans to their deaths so that the Right Wing can feel like America acted sufficiently TOUGH and NON-APOLOGETIC.

If Obama had done what Fox News wanted and charged in there guns blazing, yelling "America Fuck Yeah" like Rambo without a jockstrap thereby resulting in MORE American deaths, Fox would TOTALLY be his cheerleader because that is what they do. Stand by the Commander-in-chief come hell or high water. HAHAHAHAHAHA…..I of course am jesting.

An_Outhouse October 30, 2012 at 9:26 am

You know the old saying – "You can make more friends with an AC-130 gun ship".

Tommmcatt_Again October 29, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Meh. At this point they've cried wolf so often they could air footage of Obama jogging naked through Foggy Bottom with Lady Gaga and Fidel Castro and nobody would bat an eye. They're just a propaganda machine- nobody but their faithful pays much attention anymore.

Doktor Zoom October 29, 2012 at 8:37 pm

You're not supposed to know about that footage.

Tommmcatt_Again October 29, 2012 at 9:50 pm

I keep my copy next to an old VHS of Dick Morris shrimping Rush Limbaugh and Patty Duke.

I should probably get these things digitized.

zumpie October 29, 2012 at 10:05 pm

1) I'd be happy to watch Bamz jog or do anything else he might like naked, any place it might please him to do so.

2) Is that the bottom OHJB raped L'il Eddie Munster in?*

*Sorry, that will be my forever most cherished Wonkette heirloom memory, "raped Paul Ryan in his bottom". It does warm my heart so….

tessiee October 29, 2012 at 11:25 pm

"Obama jogging naked through Foggy Bottom with Lady Gaga and Fidel Castro"

Wait…
In the scenario you describe, exactly WHOSE bottom is foggy?

Lot_49 October 29, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Has Boehner got his staff drafting articles of impeachment yet?

doloras October 29, 2012 at 11:01 pm

That starts Nov 7.

BadKitty904 October 29, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Just out of morbid curiosity – did any of the inmates at Faux happen to say *WHY* Bizarro Obama would have wanted Ambassador Stevens dead?

Blueb4sinrise October 29, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Vince Foster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

AlterNewt October 29, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Stevens was white. Next question.

Negropolis October 29, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Why, because Obama has a deep-seated hatred for white people. That's what Beck told me.

Biel_ze_Bubba October 30, 2012 at 6:37 am

That's just what socialist muslins do.

Wadisay October 29, 2012 at 8:33 pm

The drones were off attending to some wedding parties.

BadKitty904 October 29, 2012 at 8:45 pm

I thought they were off doing a mating dance with the hive's new queen…

Negropolis October 29, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Damn drones. Always crashing weddings.

Lot_49 October 29, 2012 at 8:34 pm

OT, and you wouldn't want anyone to get harmed in a storm (unless it were a storm of votes), but has anyone noticed that Sandy is having some performance issues? And that some of the predictions are beginning to sound a bit…uh…hysterical?

A few waves on the boardwalk at OC don't really constitute a "perfect" storm.

Blueb4sinrise October 29, 2012 at 8:39 pm
Lot_49 October 29, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Oops…wrong again!

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 29, 2012 at 8:54 pm

wow.

Callyson October 29, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Yikes! Stay safe everyone!

BlueStateLibel October 29, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Occupy Sandy!

snowpointsecret October 29, 2012 at 8:40 pm

If you count houses falling into the ocean as "performance issues" then yeah, sure. Sandy's doing basically what was expected…

Edit: That probably came out more rude than intended but I'm not really sure how to put this without getting really confusing, either…

rocktonsam October 29, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Ok then Sandy, if you want to make make up for a poor performance thus far, turn south towards NC and FL.. O h what the hell, Georgia too for snicks.

just kidding, be safe you guys

Pithaughn October 29, 2012 at 9:51 pm

3 feet of snow? We call that an epic powder day in CO, but in West VA, total fucking disaster.

BaldarTFlagass October 29, 2012 at 10:30 pm

I just wish that tonight's NFL game had been played in the northeast and been cancelled. What a bloodbath.

BoroPrimorac October 29, 2012 at 11:27 pm

I knew that this storm was going to bring with it a shit ton of rain, but when they started talking about the storm merging with a cold front and it becoming some type of monster, I called bullshit. First of all, hurricanes gain strength from warm water, which means that as soon as it hit two cold fronts heading east it would slow down the storm significantly.

Negropolis October 30, 2012 at 6:17 am

But, they were featuring the slowdown as to what was going to make this really dangerous, inland. Everyone knows what happens when a hurricane hits land, anyway, let alone a cold front. If anyone misunderstood it as a supercane, it was as much their own fault as the media's.

People seem to have this idea unless the Empire State Building is toppled, that a storm is an exaggeration. You go tell the millions of people in the tri-state area and beyond that this wasn't that serious.

I'm as big a critic as you'll find when NYC gets caught navel-gazing, but any kind of huge storm in an area that incredibly and densely populated IS a big deal.

Biel_ze_Bubba October 30, 2012 at 7:16 am

"hurricanes gain strength from warm water"

Like, for instance, the warmest Gulf Stream in recorded history? There's the energy; the cold front is what releases it.

Willardbot9000_V2.5 October 29, 2012 at 11:54 pm

No, Sandy is kickin' ass and taking names, sadly. What really sucks about is most of the people who live in Atlantic City live in terrible squalor so most won't have much of an option, especially when Christy doesn't do anything because come on…black people. I keep trying to make a bet with the fictitous diety what all the crazy rednecks keep worshipping about the Trump Taj Mahal: If the desert diety leaves the hotel alone where doubtlessly many people are taking refuge I'd really enjoy if it smashed the SHIT out of the casino so Trump has to go beg Bamz for a bailout. Please, please, please!

Biel_ze_Bubba October 30, 2012 at 6:47 am

"Worst Disaster in Subway's History"

“The New York City subway system is 108 years old, but it has never faced a disaster as devastating as what we experienced last night,” said MTA Chairman Joseph J. Lhota.
As of last night, seven subway tunnels under the East River were flooded, the Long Island Rail Road evacuated its West Side Yards and suffered flooding in one East River tunnel, the Battery Tunnel is flooded from end to end, and the Queens Midtown Tunnel took on water and was closed.
New Yorkers rely on the system for over 5 million rides per day, and the now-flooded vehicle tunnels are the primary alternative. Asked when the transit system might be back up and running, a spokesman for the authority said that there was “no firm timeline.”
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Other than that, yeah, just a bit hysterical.

Chet Kincaid_ October 30, 2012 at 9:14 am

Are you not entertained?

Blueb4sinrise October 29, 2012 at 8:34 pm

I thought we were supposed to invade Mali.
Or was it Bali?
Polly?
Wally?

BadKitty904 October 29, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Cali?

emmelemm October 29, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Wanna cracker?

Doktor Zoom October 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Doodle all day? (I am annoyed to find that "doodleallday.com" redirects to a site for labradoodle doggies, and has nothing to do with drawing aimlessly)

Negropolis October 29, 2012 at 10:56 pm

I heard we were invading Dollywood.

HistoriCat October 30, 2012 at 10:31 am

We're gonna need a bigger bra.

sbj1964 October 29, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Fox Noise has become a parody of itself.Thank you Jon Stewart.The only people who watch that program are the tin foil hat crowd.

Tequila Mockingbird October 29, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Man, that old colonel's voice is like a cheese grater in my ears. He either needs to clear his throat or gargle some battery acid.

Also!! One of my colleagues is the daughter of Maurice Bishop, the Prime Minister of Grenada who was assassinated back in '83. The invasion of Grenada had nothing to do with "saving lives" – it was all about putting the conservative party back in power. So, fuck these guys.

weejee October 29, 2012 at 8:47 pm

It was Ronbo's October Surprise. Also, too.

Blueb4sinrise October 29, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Full Spectrum Disorder , dude was in Haiti, Grenada, other places……not reassuring stories.

snowpointsecret October 29, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Fox News is getting so desperate now. It's not like there's any real news to cover, so let's just smear Obama!

Oh wait, you mean our studios are having windows blown out? Smear more!

weejee October 29, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Surprised they didn't say Benghazi needed moar Puff the Magic Dragons. Don't this Murdoch's minions care too much about collateral damage in those non-1% areas.

Doktor Zoom October 29, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Spooky.

weejee October 29, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Spooky was the prototype. Didn't see the AC-130s over there. They came after my time. Did get to see Puff operating though.

Radiotherapy October 29, 2012 at 9:31 pm

They're in the "circle of trust".

M. Bouffant October 29, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Needed? Chinless cretin Bob "I wanted to be a soldier but I have a bad knee" Owens (the former Confederate Yankee) has the rest of the story: AC-130U Gunship was On-Scene in Benghazi, Obama Admin Refused to Let It Fire (Updated).

redarmyzombie October 29, 2012 at 8:52 pm

If I may quote the great John F. Kennedy; just because he's a military man, doesn't mean his opinion in military matters is worth a damn.

Mittens Howell, III October 29, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Like that time he smoked a joint and failed to invade Jamaica.

BaldarTFlagass October 29, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Someone might have "intercepted" and overrode his orders.

Callyson October 29, 2012 at 9:05 pm

FOR FUCK'S SAKE.

What possible benefit would "allowing" the attack to happen have for Obama? Rally 'round the flag? That would have been much more likely had we defeated the attackers. Make voters sympathetic to him? Again, not likely. The fact of the matter is, Obama had absolutely no reason to stand by and do nothing if something more could have been done.

So sick of these fucking wingnuts…

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 29, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Well said. I should really leave the FFS to you.

Callyson October 29, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Oh, I'm happy to share. The more FFS' the merrier…

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 29, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Thanks. Sometimes it's all I can say.

tessiee October 30, 2012 at 9:55 am

*scuffling toe of shoe on ground*
Well…
It *does* make it easier to destroy this country.
I'm just sayin', is all.

Doktor Zoom October 29, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Haha… Nate Silver's Twitterz:

Nate SilverVerified‏@fivethirtyeight

CAN'T BELIEVE METOROLOGISTS USED MATH AND SCIENCE TO PREDICT THIS STORM. THEY MUST BE MAGIC WIZARDS

AlterNewt October 29, 2012 at 9:35 pm

'Effeminate' wizards.

Mittaplasia October 29, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Shhh! If words get out the Christianists might start burning folks again. Call 'em soshalists so they can blend in better.

PsycWench October 29, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Their Eyes Were Watching God Only Knows What.

Chet Kincaid_ October 30, 2012 at 9:20 am

Who exactly in all of FOX Studios/Nation would get that joke?

cousinitt October 29, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Bengayzie just sounds sketchy and is small potatoes compared to the dangling crane in NYC. Why is Obumma refusing to climb the crane and carry the broken piece safely down? We all know Omama can handle dangling erections because Jerome Corsi knows all about them. Why are the union police refusing to let Romney outsource the crane and defuse the situation? Americans demand answers to insane rhetorical questions, dammit!

zumpie October 29, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Nah, while it is, of course, Obama's fault—-he hasn't done anything (once again) because he is, of course, lazy, uppity and not that bright. Cause teh blahs.

Biel_ze_Bubba October 30, 2012 at 7:26 am

Obama watched that crane fail from the situation room. He could have stopped it by calling in Amercia's finest Rambos, but he chose not to, because … because … oh shit, it's a Rick Perry Moment. Someone help me out here.

tessiee October 30, 2012 at 9:59 am

Because racism, DUH!

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 29, 2012 at 9:42 pm

OT: I don't pray. But for everyone in Sandy's path, you have my thoughts and tears.

An_Outhouse October 30, 2012 at 9:23 am

She had gotten her hate fuck out of her system by the time she arrived at our house. Or we knew the safe word.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 30, 2012 at 10:17 am

Best weather report ever. "There's a hate fuck coming in from the east…" Glad you're safe.

Pithaughn October 29, 2012 at 9:49 pm

With the certainty that I'm repeating my selves ( on this we all agree ), the two biggest mistakes of the Republicans is pardoning Nixon ( if you think Jerry figured that on his own, then you have arrived to this point in time with world class naivete ) and turning tail in Lebanon.

Negropolis October 29, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Leon Panetta already went over this weeks ago. There was no way they were putting anyone else at risk trying to blast their way into an unfolding situation that was not only physically obscure (at night), but a situation in which they had no idea, intelligence-wise, the groups involved. If they want to argue something, they should argue a failure of intelligence. To say that we should have been sending forces into a random, unpredicted attack of convience and circumstance is just plain crazy.

These people are panicking. They know that Romney running up the popular vote in the South doesn't do shit for him in the electoral college, but they are hoping it spills over into the swing states, and it still hasn't despite them beating this horse for a full month since the first debate.

Lazy Media October 29, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Grenada was a complete and utter clusterfuck, too, like most things planned on the fly (the amphibious readiness group had less than two days to plan and execute the invasion). Only the weakness of the opposition, and the competence of the Rangers and Marines, kept us from losing a bunch more guys.

fuflans October 29, 2012 at 10:18 pm

everything republicans have done in the past 30 years has been a complete clusterfuck.

especially military operations.

An_Outhouse October 30, 2012 at 9:21 am

There was an opposition?

Chet Kincaid_ October 30, 2012 at 9:23 am

What kind of idiot would think the two situations are in any way comparable?

proudgrampa October 29, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Hey! For all of my friends out there in Wonkette Land:

If you are tired of the rhetoric and the Fux News BS, do what I did today: Vote Early! What a fucking relief! I have cast my vote, I have done all that I can do, and all that remains is the count a week from now!!

I can't believe the weight has been lifted. I told a survey today: call someone who gives a shit, I voted and I'm done.

fuflans October 29, 2012 at 10:18 pm

i voted last week but i'm still compulsively making phone calls and refreshing nate silver.

proudgrampa October 29, 2012 at 10:31 pm

I can respect that!

LibrarianX October 29, 2012 at 10:43 pm

I voted early as well, but the ads haven't stopped!

proudgrampa October 29, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Hey, Lib. The ads will never end. After November, we're back in the next Congressional cycle: instead of getting something DONE, they will just start running again for 2014.

Drives me nuts…

Chet Kincaid_ October 30, 2012 at 9:27 am

Everyone always thinks the work is done after a Presidential election. Then we end up handing the fucking Congress to insane people, like in 2010. It's annoying for the electorate to stay involved in making sure their country doesn't continue its precipitous descent into a Major League Hellhole, I know. There are more important things in life, like helplessly wondering why everything sucks.

not that Dewey October 29, 2012 at 10:00 pm

"You didn't bomb that."

AddHomonym October 29, 2012 at 10:09 pm

OBAMA DID 9/11!!!!

tessiee October 30, 2012 at 10:01 am

Also, he invented Crocs.
And wrote "The Pina Colada Song".

not that Dewey October 29, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Typical Mau-Mau anti-colonialist response.

Negropolis October 29, 2012 at 10:34 pm

BTW, do these fuckers really believe that Mitt "I wouldn't have sent anyone after Bin Laden before I would have" Romney would have done anything, at all? It's as if they've totally forgotten that Republicans aren't big on targeted special ops that minimize damage. But, now they are all totally for special operations.

LibrarianX October 29, 2012 at 10:42 pm

OK – so here's a question: are the FOX folks idiots incapable of basic reasoning or are they terribly clever Sophists, spinning crafty lies? I think I know the answer.

BaldarTFlagass October 29, 2012 at 10:45 pm

As David St Hubbins memorably said, "It's such a fine line between stupid and clever."

Biel_ze_Bubba October 30, 2012 at 7:21 am

It's the clever (mis)leading the stupid that causes problems.

LibrarianX October 29, 2012 at 10:43 pm

The news makes me feel like I'm tripping, but it's not fun anymore.

BaldarTFlagass October 29, 2012 at 10:43 pm

I wonder if the right would be so up in arms if it had been Ambassador Joseph Wilson on duty there in Benghazi that night. And that Commie wife of his Valerie Plame.

TheMightyHaltor October 29, 2012 at 10:44 pm

You can tell this story has no legs when even Rmoney's opportunistic ass won't go near it.

Negropolis October 29, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Huh? What's going on? My comments have to be approved by the moderator? Really? We have that kind of professional staff around here, now? I hope you guys are getting paid for this. lol

chascates October 29, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Have to be approved? Has HuffPost taken over?

Negropolis October 29, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Apprently, "g u n f i r e" and "b u l l e t" get the censor's all riled up when even used in a snark manner.

This thing is far, far, far to sensitive.

chascates October 29, 2012 at 11:10 pm

And I thought it was just set up to avoid mention of America's Greatest Special Needs Child! Profanity is still fine I hope.

Chet Kincaid_ October 30, 2012 at 9:29 am

You been askin' for it.

(I keed)

BoroPrimorac October 29, 2012 at 10:49 pm

You know what's the real tragedy in all of this? It's a week before the election and no one outside the right wing bubble gives an absolute fuck about Benghazi, Solyndra or Fast and Furious.

Chet Kincaid_ October 30, 2012 at 9:30 am

In what respect, Charlie?

chascates October 29, 2012 at 10:52 pm

C_R_Eature! Are you on high ground? Weather.com has a live stream and it looks like water is subsiding in Battery Park City and most of lower Manhattan.

not that Dewey October 30, 2012 at 9:17 am

As of yesterday evening, he was running on generator power, and hanging tough. He said his lawn was full of squids.

chascates October 30, 2012 at 9:19 am

Calamari!!!!

not that Dewey October 30, 2012 at 10:17 am

Yes, just as soon as he re-moors the barbeque grill.

tessiee October 30, 2012 at 10:04 am

Also, his hovercraft was full of eels.

not that Dewey October 30, 2012 at 10:17 am

Bouncy-bouncy!

fuflans October 29, 2012 at 10:52 pm

hahahahahahaha pander bear is pandering:

Republican Mitt Romney has announced a "a storm relief event" in Kettering, Ohio on Tuesday.

you should show your ass in NYC mittbot.

BaldarTFlagass October 30, 2012 at 8:04 am

Maybe GWB can lend him his lucky bullhorn.

DesertTed October 29, 2012 at 10:54 pm

And do you know what else Obama is watching? My house! He's got drones flying over it right now. And I heard something in my attic! I think they've got robots up there. And somewhere in the electrical sockets are hidden microphones. That guy who put them in really worked for the CIA. Obama is everywhere and he knows everything. I know he's watching me because he's the Anti-Christ. And a Socialist.

ProgressiveInga October 29, 2012 at 11:11 pm

And lucky for you that ObamaCare covers pre-existing conditions and mental health services are considered an essential benefit! Win/Win.

BadKitty904 October 29, 2012 at 10:56 pm

OT: Our thoughts and prayers are with you, northern Wonklings! Please hang tuff!!!

chascates October 29, 2012 at 11:14 pm

I'll add a freethinker's amen to that.

ttommyunger October 29, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Two turds and a twat have convinced me! IMPEACH!

tessiee October 29, 2012 at 11:11 pm

petition urging FCC to revoke Fox's broadcast license:
http://act.watchdog.net/petitions/109

An_Outhouse October 30, 2012 at 9:31 am

Can't you say anything you want on cable?

tessiee October 29, 2012 at 11:36 pm

"in this fantasy of a perfectly smooth operation, nothing would have gone wrong"

Oh, OK.
So this is just like when that dickweasel with the dyed orange hair starting shooting people in a movie theater, and everybody said that if only all the other moviegoers had guns, they could have shot said dickweasel, despite the fact that he was wearing body armor, and the theater was dark and filled with panic-stricken people.

And by "just like it", I mean a totally unrealistic revenge fantasy for Captain Sweatpants loser guys, whose closest brush with danger was in a video game, to fap to.

tessiee October 30, 2012 at 12:11 am

I wish I were still allowed to say "Bullshit".

Negropolis October 30, 2012 at 6:12 am

So, we're back up and running, now? Funny thing, just before the site wnet out I was wondering in my head about where Wonkette's servers are.

BTW, where is our Lizzie? Safe-and-sound, I hope. Any damage uptown? I hear Rockaway in queens is burning.

Negropolis October 30, 2012 at 7:33 am

Ruh-roh. Some levee broke somewhere in northern NJ and an entire town of 1,000 is underwater with folks clinging to the roofs of their trailer park.

BaldarTFlagass October 30, 2012 at 8:24 am

That's usually a sight reserved for the Gulf Coast and the Mississippi River valley. Hope them folks get safe quick.

HistoriCat October 30, 2012 at 10:40 am

Seems like Lizzie if fine – still tweeting …

BadKitty904 October 30, 2012 at 7:01 am

I know a lot of power is out, but any word on our northern Wonklings? You guys OK???

starfanglednut October 30, 2012 at 9:15 am

Fine here in Boston, we just got the outer edges of it.

BadKitty904 October 30, 2012 at 9:21 am

Good deal. I just talked w/ a cousin in Boston – trees down, power flickering, but otherwise OK. NYC looks like a war zone, but it seems like Beantown dodged it, alright… :0)

tessiee October 30, 2012 at 10:08 am

After trying for most of yesterday and part of Sunday, I finally got through to my sister's cell phone. Bessie says that she and my parents are OK, but the power is out and no indication of when it might come back on.

Biel_ze_Bubba October 30, 2012 at 7:19 am

The people in the fucking building didn't know where the ambassador was. These bullshit artists are talking out through their asses, but of course Faux News gives them a soapbox to stand on while they do it, because Obama.

Bezoar October 30, 2012 at 7:42 am

I think the important point is that we should have attacked somebody.

tessiee October 30, 2012 at 10:09 am

Also, that whatever Barry the Soshulist does, doesn't do, thinks, or doesn't think, is wrong and tearing the country apart, because blah.

BaldarTFlagass October 30, 2012 at 8:03 am

OT, but it looks like the storm killed Huffington Post.

AlterNewt October 30, 2012 at 8:08 am

That is a shame.

BaldarTFlagass October 30, 2012 at 8:12 am

Like they say, every Superstorm cloud has a silver lining.

AlterNewt October 30, 2012 at 8:20 am

Won't somebody PLEASE think of the side-boob!

Come here a minute October 30, 2012 at 9:14 am

A glance at HuffPo would tell you that many somebodies think of little else.

LagunaB October 30, 2012 at 8:06 am

Morning in So Jersey in the path of the storm. Four trees down, electricity went out 5 times but no damage and basement not flooded. We lived! It sounded like a freight train coming through and the house was shaking.

BaldarTFlagass October 30, 2012 at 8:10 am

2002: U.S. Consulate In Karachi, Pakistan, Attacked; 10 Killed, 51 Injured.
2004: U.S. Embassy Bombed In Uzbekistan.
2004: Gunmen Stormed U.S. Consulate In Saudi Arabia.
2006: Armed Men Attacked U.S. Embassy In Syria.
2007: Grenade Launched Into U.S. Embassy In Athens.
2008: Rioters Set Fire To U.S. Embassy In Serbia.
2008: Ten People Killed In Bombings At U.S. Embassy In Yemen.
2009: Black Man Elected President of USA; Republicans Collectively Go Insane.

BaldarTFlagass October 30, 2012 at 8:16 am

A swarthy man was reportedly seen spitting on the sidewalk in front of the embassy in Amman, Jordan. Nuke, or invade? This aggression will not stand!

mavenmaven October 30, 2012 at 8:17 am

Hoveround Quaterbacking?
"Yeah, well if me and my buddies were there, packing heat…"

BadKitty904 October 30, 2012 at 8:19 am

Good deal! Here's hoping the others are OK…

BaldarTFlagass October 30, 2012 at 8:21 am

Obama is such a pussy. Mitt Romney would have sent in Nick Fury and SHIELD and their flying aircraft carrier.

AlterNewt October 30, 2012 at 8:23 am

Fuckin' A.

BaldarTFlagass October 30, 2012 at 8:50 am

If Mitt were in charge, he would have sent in Nick Fury and SHIELD, on the flying aircraft carrier.

chascates October 30, 2012 at 8:55 am

McCain: Benghazi worse than Watergate http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/29/mccain-beng

BadKitty904 October 30, 2012 at 8:57 am

Is Wonkville down?

chascates October 30, 2012 at 9:12 am

Yes. I think the server that hosts it may be different than the one that hosts Wonkette. Or else Wonkville is routed through the northeast.

BadKitty904 October 30, 2012 at 9:16 am

You mean it's NOT a wingnut plot??? ;0)

Doktor Zoom October 30, 2012 at 9:06 am

It is EXACTLY like that, yes.

tessiee October 30, 2012 at 10:06 am

Also, moron, the Joker's hair was green. Not orange. GREEN.
[not you, Dok, the actual moron]

starfanglednut October 30, 2012 at 9:11 am

Forgot muzlin.

chascates October 30, 2012 at 9:15 am

ABC News reports the Friday jobs report will be released. So much for the conspiracy theory that the Labor Department would wait until after the election to help Obama.

BadKitty904 October 30, 2012 at 9:17 am

It's certainly looking like construction jobs in NJ and NYC are going to get a real boost… :0/

An_Outhouse October 30, 2012 at 9:19 am

When I want astute national security discussions I always tune into Justice Jeanine (or whatever that cunt's name is).

An_Outhouse October 30, 2012 at 9:19 am

The ambassador died from smoke inhalation. Why didn't Obummer send the fire department?

HistoriCat October 30, 2012 at 10:43 am

Union thugs were on a coffee break.

chascates October 30, 2012 at 9:21 am

Father of Slain Benghazi SEAL: The White House Order Was “Don’t Help Them, Let Them Die” (While Obama munched popcorn and watched in the Situation Room?)
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/10/father-of

tessiee October 30, 2012 at 10:11 am

ts;dr
[too stupid, didn't read]

not that Dewey October 30, 2012 at 10:16 am

The family of Glen Doherty, the other (yes, there were two) Navy SEAL killed in the Benghazi raid, wishes to hell that Mitt Romney would SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT IT and stop politicizing his death.

Of course, he was a member of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, who believed that the US military should not be a christianized crusader force, so nobody is going to listen to them.

tessiee October 30, 2012 at 9:56 am

Mitt Romney secretly is the one who killed UBL…personally, with Bruce Willis Campbell.

fxt

boskolives October 30, 2012 at 10:04 am

It's sammich fetchers , dammit. If I have to tell you this one more time I'm pulling this car over and then you'll be sorry.

gullywompr October 30, 2012 at 9:34 pm

The youngs ain't gonna get that one, tessiee.

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