A Breathtaking Level of Stupidity

I usually don’t like to directly call a person stupid.  I do think that certain people believe they’re far smarter than they really are.  But in this instance, the level of idiocy is simply mind-blowing.  Sarah E. Mendelson of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, who despite having studied the issue intensively, has this to say:

“It’s obviously proven a lot more difficult than a lot of us expected to close Guantánamo.”

Hey you idiot who has studied this issue intensively and are still too stupid to know that this was a dumb idea, leave the “us” out of it.  Only an imbecile like yourself would have thought that closing Guantánamo would be easy.  The reason it would be so difficult is this concept called UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES.  Have you ever heard of that you freakin’ moron?

You can’t just shut that prison down.  You either have to release the prisoners, move them, or try them.  There are no other choices.

If you move them, where are you going to put them?  The U.S.?  Not a chance.  Mayor Bloomberg finally figured how stupid that was.  Move them to another country?  Are you kidding?  Nobody else wants them.  So moving them is out.

How about releasing them?  I think the release of those Yemeni prisoners who returned to jihad to fight again put an end to that.  So you can’t release them.

So now what?  That leaves only two choices.  Try them or hold them without trial.  You can’t do the latter, so you have to try them.  But where?  And when?

More important, why?  No al-Qaeda member is going to get a fair trial.  After all, the president’s own press secretary Robert Gibbs has already told us what the outcome of the trial is going to be.  Not only that, he has told us what the sentence will be (which means he knows the verdict will be guilty).  Talk about jury tampering!!

I’m telling you, these people advising the president, especially Eric Holder, are morons.  President Obama is making horrible decisions.  He’s dropping in the polls is because everybody now knows how bad those decisions are.

— uo

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Published in: on January 31, 2010 at 1:07 pm  Comments (1)  

Stunning Admission: Obama Admits Provisions In Health Care Bills Prevent You From Seeing Your Own Doctor!

President Obama describing the Democrats health care plan:

“For example, we said from the start that it was going to be important for us to be consistent in saying to people if you can have your — if you want to keep the health insurance you got, you can keep it, that you’re not going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor in your decision making. And I think that some of the provisions that got snuck in might have violated that pledge.

Read the whole thing!

— uo

Published in: on January 30, 2010 at 3:23 pm  Leave a Comment  

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

Apparently not!

The former Constitutional law professor’s teleprompter got confused.  But don’t worry, even though the teleprompter is an idiot, at least the president has a sixth grader he can turn to for advice.

And they make fun of Palin for being dim-witted.

— uo

Published in: on January 29, 2010 at 4:06 pm  Leave a Comment  

Spiderman With A Tape Measure

— uo

HT: Boingboing

Published in: on January 29, 2010 at 9:54 am  Comments (1)  

More Amazing Pics Of The Haitian Disaster Response

Simply stunning.

"The bridges are destroyed." ... "It's okay, we have a few extra causeways on board."

"The airport, it's not big enough." ... "Then we'll make it bigger."

"But the runways at the airport are clogged." ... "Who needs a runway?"

"But the airport's fire equipment was destroyed." ... "It's alright, we brought a fire department with us."

"But our port is destroyed" ...

... "We can fix that too."

"But what do we do till you finish your repairs?" ... "I keep telling you, the Navy doesn't need ports!"

"You cannot handle water without special goggles."

Some diplomats may be complaining ... But this Haitian isn't.

A helping hand.

Be sure to check out these pics from last night.

Published in: on January 28, 2010 at 10:11 am  Leave a Comment  

Apple iPad: Worst Product Name Ever?

Is the Apple iPad winner of the “Worst Product Name EVER” award?

Given the fact that this is a 4-year-old parody from MadTV, and Apple still went with the iPad, I’m saying yes.

Steve Jobs usually doesn’t make mistakes like this.

— uo

Published in: on January 28, 2010 at 12:08 am  Leave a Comment  

What A Military Disaster Response Looks Like

Next time some pompous windbag diplomat complains that our military is taking over rescue operations, tell him “HELL YEAH, and here’s why.” Then point him to these stunning, funny, heartwarming pictures from navy.mil.

"Who needs a dock or a port?"

"We'll just come right onto the shore!"

There's more than airplanes on the USS Carl Vinson

Providing comfort aboard the USNS Comfort

This minesweeper takes on a different role, airlifting supplies.

How many Marines can you fit in a Super Stallion?

Carry the Marines onshore, evacuate the patients back to the ship.

The skies are getting crowded.

Sometimes, those of us who are landlocked, take things for granted like figuring out where the best shore access point is.

"You need fresh water? We'll make some and send it to you. We even wear protective goggles to keep eye-goobers from contaminating it."

Wow, is the Haitian airport small.

LA Firefighters work through the night.

USNS Grasp arrives. "Any ocean, any time." Amazing ship.

These are just a handful of more than 400 at the Navy’s web site.

Published in: on January 27, 2010 at 11:49 pm  Leave a Comment  

Miracle In Haiti

I had no idea the human body was capable of this:

French rescuers pulled a teenage girl – very dehydrated, with a broken left leg and moments from death – from the rubble of a home near the destroyed St. Gerard University on Wednesday, a stunning recovery 15 days after an earthquake devastated the city.

Darlene Etienne was rushed to a French military field hospital and then a hospital ship, groaning through an oxygen mask with her eyes open in a lost stare.

Speaking of miracles, Secretary of State Clinton told the complainers of the world what they deserve to be told:

“I deeply resent those who attack our country, the generosity of our people and the leadership of our president in trying to respond to historically disastrous conditions after the earthquake,” Clinton said.

That anybody criticizes the only entity on earth that has that much “muscle” to move that many people, that much equipment and all those supplies in that short of a time frame is ridiculous.  Talk about miracles!

I think this letter to the editor says it perfectly.  Here’s a pic of that hospital ship the French rescuers took that girl docked off the coast of Haiti.

— uo

Published in: on January 27, 2010 at 10:49 pm  Leave a Comment  

TRUE: Fiction Becomes Fact

What was once fiction: Obama uses teleprompter to talk to a sixth grader at the dinner table

Is now fact: Obama uses teleprompter at elementary school for talk with sixth graders.

Okay, the talk was with the media after a discussion with 6th graders … but still.

Jon Stewart weighs in.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

I’m laughing at the superior intellect.

— uo

Published in: on January 27, 2010 at 10:14 pm  Leave a Comment  

NOT From The Onion

Seriously …

Funny …

And true!

From The Daily Mail:

When it comes to hiring staff, there are plenty of legal pitfalls employers need to watch out for these days.

So recruitment agency boss Nicole Mamo was especially careful to ensure her advert for hospital workers did not offend on grounds of race, age or sexual orientation.

However, she hadn’t reckoned on discriminating against a wholly different section of the community – the completely useless.

Nicole Mamo, director of Devonwood Recruitment was stunned when a job centre in Thetford, Norfolk, said she could not include the phrase ‘reliable and hard working’ in her advert.

When she ran the ad past a job centre, she was told she couldn’t ask for ‘reliable’ and ‘hard-working’ applicants because it could be offensive to unreliable people.

– uo

Published in: on January 27, 2010 at 9:12 pm  Leave a Comment