Filin De Blanc
Isn't it interesting how whenever the right accuses the left of doing something, it's always something the right has done themselves, as in Iran-Contra?
7/22/2012 7:11:52 AM
Ann Coulter thinks that American Idol was a worse scandal than Watergate or Iran-Contra. Why am I not surprised?
Of course, I suppose I should expect that sort of thing. Not only has no one in the Obama administration done anything of the sort, but the mere fact that Iran-Contra did not result in the impeachment of Reagan (and that Oliver North is still a respected figure) proves that Americans are unrepentantly reactionary. In no European country could any head of government get away with a comparable crime. Because Reagan got off, he was free to infect the country with fundamentalism such that now it is terminal.
7/22/2012 7:13:37 AM
Oh, *Ann Coulter*! I wondered why the logic was so brilliant.
7/22/2012 8:20:18 AM
Percy Q. Shunn
Oh, mAnn; you big, silly, prevaricating tranny you!
Why didn't you go apeshit over Operation Wide-Receiver in Arizona (a red state) in 2006? You know, when bushboy was in power...
7/22/2012 8:46:55 AM
I wonder how far one can actually go before something is considered to be "libel". In a sane world, Ms Coulter should have already crossed that line a long time ago.
7/22/2012 8:58:39 AM
I am losing my patience with your anti-American remarks. Shut up, or you may see one of your quotes on this site.
7/22/2012 9:11:18 AM
Seriously? You're referencing "American Idol?"
Funny how that crackdown on American gun ownership has yet to happen. It's not like the president could just write it into law making gun ownership illegal, anyway. It would take a law being passed by Congress, and they know too well that it would be political suicide to do so.
7/22/2012 9:40:19 AM
Well well, if it isn't ol' Annie.
Three things: it was illegal for Holder to release more documents, Obama really shouldn't have been forced to use executive privilege, and the contempt vote was clearly a partisan witchhunt with no factual basis whatsoever. They basically crucified him for not providing additional documents that it was illegal for him to provide.
Oh, and also, IT'S NOT A FUCKING CONSPIRACY, and it was started under Bush, mm'kay? So you can stop stupidifying our national discourse now.
7/22/2012 10:43:48 AM
I thought that was the Iran-Contra scandal? Funny how the neocons try to sweep that whole business under the rug so they can diefy Regan.
7/22/2012 11:54:52 AM
@Percy Q. Shunn: Please don't insult transvestites by comparing them to Ann Coulter.
7/22/2012 1:04:32 PM
Aurora Century 16, Ann, you wretched worthless ignorant cow.
7/22/2012 2:17:07 PM
Raised by Horses
Ann Coulter? Who still gives a shit about what she thinks?
They've been "coming for our guns" for decades now. Guess what? You've still got your guns (and trailers). Do you really think a political body that controls and comprises three different military branches and the military-industrial complex gives a crap about your glorified pea-shooters?
7/22/2012 6:51:03 PM
What no tea pot dome scandal, and who won season 8?
7/22/2012 7:51:39 PM
I'm just going to copy what J.James said because it's perfect:
"Three things: it was illegal for Holder to release more documents, Obama really shouldn't have been forced to use executive privilege, and the contempt vote was clearly a partisan witchhunt with no factual basis whatsoever. They basically crucified him for not providing additional documents that it was illegal for him to provide."
7/22/2012 9:09:26 PM
@ Fellow Posters
Ouch. It's a darnedest thing on our behalf for us to pick up on a quip and ask 'seriously?' Not realising the 'American Idol' line is a joke makes us look bad.
I'm from Australia; I've heard about none of this.
But the original post goes on to say:
"(Contrary to more Democrat lies, there was no program to dump thousands of guns in Mexico under George W. Bush. The Bush administration did have a program that put GPS trackers on about 100 guns in order to actually trace them. That operation was ended almost as soon as it began because of the lack of cooperation from Mexican officials. You may as well say Holder’s program was “started” by the first cop who ever put tracer dye on contraband.)"
The OP (Coulter) already addressed the argument 'it was started under Bush'. Us replying with 'it was started under Bush' doesn't reflect well on us at all :(
So now I've Googled news reports and am reading about it, but maybe someone could summarise the issue for me? Really it's illegal for the A-G to provide documents to Congress? And if so, why aren't we arguing that it should not be illegal?
7/23/2012 12:24:26 AM
How many times do I have to say this. Europe is NOT the utopia that you think it is. I am fairly certain that you have never even left the states. Your anti-American nonsense is getting more and more ridiculous. If it bothers you than why are you not trying to change things? Either try and make a change and quit irrationally whining or move to Europe and find out that you will whine there as well.
7/23/2012 3:53:53 AM
well, that's a barrel of lolz right there...
also, why would the democrats sell guns to crack down later? isn't the principle of free market the whole point? why not regulate imports and exports instead?
as an aside, can we all go easier on each other rather than ripping each other to pieces? rizzo is our resident doomsayer, that's his signature (hell, a poe tried impersonating him and we found him out immediately). at worst, throw him a link to something happier/funnier/less americans are idiots (i'm thinking xkcd's map of the world by americans who are good at geography, or france's illustrious past of sex scandals that are so frequent they go unnoticed, like mitterand's mistresses or faure's death by sexy)...
can't we all just get along? it's meant to be a fun site to post on, and i fear the atmosphere is getting soured by exasperation... of course, i may be promoting that feeling as well, but since i didn't read any comments saying otherwise... i'll just go back to playing the soothsayer...
7/23/2012 4:48:16 AM
Oh, Ann. Your mis-spent life. You try to be a relevant author and pundit, when your only real talent would have been in making tawdry sex videos.
7/23/2012 7:21:36 AM
The point was to find the big fish, not chase the little fish all day. They fucked up with it and are being forced to admit it. But I get why they did it, I just wish they had done it with smaller cache's of guns.
@ Brendan Rizzo If you don't like the US, vote and work to change it, or leave. There's really no other options. Or you could open your god damn eyes and realize that the US is a country full of people with different opinions that are sometimes in conflict with each other and *not* a fucking totalitarian government full of anti-equality savages like so many of your comments intone.
7/23/2012 7:24:08 AM
I usually agree with the other commenters when they criticise Brendan's anti-American remarks, however on this occasion I feel he has a valid point... although Bush II has some culpability beside Reagan.
Not all Americans are reactionary to this level of course, but there is an undeniable trend of this attitude in America detectable from all over the World. Hopefully this is a phase that will pass.
7/23/2012 3:33:55 PM
Those missing WMDs that Bush forgot to deliver to Hussein.
The Abu Graib torture scandal.
Anything the CIA has touched since 1965.
Does Ann not get out much or something?
7/24/2012 5:32:44 AM
Awake and Watching
Filin De Blanc:
Iran-Contra was about overthrowing an oppressive socialist govt. Fast and Furious was about getting some innocents killed in order to have a political point to argue. in my opinion, it was also an act of war. the first was an attempt to do good, the second was just pure evil.
you sorely need to buy a sense of humor. its called "absurdism".
8/1/2012 5:47:03 PM
soooo Miss Coulter.....any comments you wanna make today? HUH? I didn't think so
12/14/2012 12:57:16 PM