Wednesday July 23, 2014, 3:03 am
One of the worst things about international tragedies is that things tend to crawl out of the woodwork that should never again seen the light of day. In just such a situation, I encountered an explanation for Flight 17 that is so totally stupid that it almost makes Vladimir Putin (R-RU) sound reasonable.
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 5:00 am
Again I would plead for a test for dementia on any politician above 40 who wants news coverage of any sort. Forty may seem a but young, but that is to catch the early onset dementia which seems to be rampant specifically among Republicans.
This is a perfect example of a Dutch saying which literally translates into: "Having heard the bell toll, but not knowing where the clapper is at." And that from a man who appears to have his head inside the largest bell of the bell tower when it was ringing, several times.
I can't vouch for America, but I'm pretty damn sure Europe doesn't want a war with Russia, however much Putin would like that himself. They don't even want too many sanctions, because they don't want their trade deals going sour nor do they want to be cut off from Russian gas. The only 'good' thing coming out of the tragedy and its 192 deaths of whom most bodies are finally on their way home, is that the Dutch are now willing to implement more sanctions. And that will mean that our government will get less income from the natural gas that comes in through the Netherlands and is then sold on to other European countries because our own gas fields are dwindling. It took that many deaths to finally let our government let go of this choking 200 year old "friendship" and trade agreement between our two states, but they're still pussyfooting around Putin. So Europe would want a war with Russia?
Wishful thinking from a never-has-been.
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 6:50 am
The fault lies with the level of CORRUPTION of the deposed Ukrainian president. The world needs to strive for a NEW HIGHER STANDARD of Honesty and transparency in governments.
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 7:33 am
oh wait...let me go get my barf bag......why does anyone listen to his drivel.....No one in their correct mind wants a war with Russia, to so so would be....very very STOOOOOPID. Russia is not a country to be taken lightly.....I don't.
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 7:48 am
ironically the only ones who ever want war are the GOPers.........while I have to be honest and this thought did quickly and quietly run through my mind I was smart enough to not take it seriously....sadly in this day and age, I suspect this will be one more conspiracy theory we will be talking about for decades......
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 8:40 am
One more glimpse into a "Conservative" (for want of a better word that is printable) world in which nothing ever just happens, everything is orchestrated (and badly out of tune, I might add.) How long before the rest of the world comes to the conclusion that the only conspiracies that actually happened are the ones the "Conservatives" conspired on? That is how they think, whereas liberals (AKA sane people) just don't think that way. "Conservatives" should be required to precede these conspiracy fairy-tale utterances with the disclaimer, "This is how I would have done it."
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 11:10 am
"Like virtually everything else Ron Paul has ever said, his ANALysis has a foundation of lies. The best thing he could possibly do for America is to crawl back into his ignominy, and contemplate that his failure to wear a condom has created a national catastrophe."
OMG, Tom! I laughed out loud at that one! Thanks....I REALLY needed a good gut laugh!
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 11:11 am
Where in the world do they (conservatives in general) come up with this stuff? Are they really that ignorant and idiotic or do they need to concoct drivel and tripe like this in order to gain attention for their conservative, elitist agendas? In the case of Ron Paul and his equally silly son, the answer would be yes. Thanks Tom.
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 11:33 am
Isn't it McCain who wants wars. all over the place?
Ron was seen by those who traveled the country with him, in the last presidential campaign, as utterly crazy, and here he is feeding that impression !
I have a conspiracy theory of my own: He is at the nexus of all conspiracy theories, anywhere, ever...and here we thought he was so stupid...rather he has been orchestrating the whole thing since before he was born!
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 1:06 pm
“I would say that we're not starting the Cold War. He (Putin) has started it. But he has gotten himself into horrendous jam." ― Zbigniew Brzezinski
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“Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Republican. But I repeat myself.” ―Harry S. Truman
"There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know." ―Harry S. Truman
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And GOPs weigh out. . .
“Facts are stupid things.” ―Ronald Reagan
“This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating.” ―George W. Bush
"And when they ask me who is the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan I’m going to say, you know, I don’t know. Do you know?” ―Herman Cain
“We have a lot of work to do. It’s a very hard struggle, particularly given the situation on the Iraq-Pakistan* border.” ―John McCain (*the countries share no common border)
”Well, I learned a lot….I went down to (Latin America) to find out from them and (learn) their views. You’d be surprised. They’re all individual countries.” ―Ronald Reagan
"I think I was unprepared for war." ―George W. Bush
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“When widely followed public figures feel free to say anything, without any fact-checking, it becomes impossible for a democracy to think intelligently about big issues.” ―Thomas L. Friedman
“Most Americans are close to total ignorance about the world. They are ignorant. That is an unhealthy condition in a country in which foreign policy has to be endorsed by the people if it is to be pursued. And it makes it much more difficult for any president to pursue an intelligent policy that does justice to the complexity of the world.” ― Zbigniew Brzezinski
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 1:53 pm
@Elle B - A 100&1 stars for your post! We forget some of the utter stupidity and ignorance of the GOP, umh am repeating myself. :) Paul may be a lot of things, but trust me none of them are nice! A John Bircher member in good standing, adored ayn rand who was an atheist and names his (best ran down his leg) son after her, the good Christian, mostly though he is racist, bigoted and evil to the bone. May his demise be a long, slow, painful one.
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 5:03 pm
Ron Paul has always struck me that when facts get a little difficult, he doesn't bother with them he just uses the Ex culo method and pulls it out of his ass. In fact judging by many of the GOPs rising stars from the barely literate ramblings of the inner psyche of a woman who really should never of risen beyond a burger jockey to the thin skinned mewling of a man who could would survive the Zombie Apocalypse as even the undead have their standards. Although Putin may not guilty of killing the 298 passengers & crew of Flight M17 he certainly facilitated the rebels being able to shoot the plane down, as well as behaving like a total bastard to a level that even the most desperate Bond villain would stoop to. Judging by his past form Ron Paul really should not be pulling stuff out his ass so much but then if he didn't he would most likely explode in a fecal holocaust.
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 5:40 pm
“They will not report that . . . "
If this is the case, how did Ron Paul come to this information, not to mention that some is pure opinion on his part.
"…started … when the EU and U.S. overthrew the elected Ukrainian president…" — Paul opinion. The Ukrainian president was overthrown by his own people after he signed a treaty with Russia. The interim government approached the EU for association. And financing? The Ukraine went to the IMF for financing. In both cases there were conditions that will eventually result in wide spread changes to the fabric of Ukrainian society.
Does that sound like the US and the EU?
“They will not report that the missile that apparently shot down the plane was from a sophisticated surface-to-air missile system …” — Sorry Ron, but this was reported. And many of us suspect, if not know that the rebels do not likely have the skills to operate it. But Ron, you omitted to say that the separatists are aligned with Russia and Russia would no doubt train them.
RonPaul is, as usual, out to lunch. And I think we all know that the apple . . . er . . . nut doesn't fall far from the tree, so lookout for Rand Paul, especially in 2016.
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 5:59 pm
The older he gets the more he shows people why they should be glad he never won and why his son should NOT be elected as candidate for the Presidency. The whole family is looney tunes. And they lie ... a lot.