• Who Said This? Fun Quiz!

    March 13, 2019

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    Fun quiz! Who said the following on TV this week? (The answer is below and will surprise you!)

    “Nature abhors a vacuum, and if we are not involved in international conflicts, or trying to quell international conflicts, certainly the Russians and the Chinese will fill that vacuum. And we will step away from the world stage in a significant way that might destabilize the world, because the United States, however flawed, is a force for good in the world in my opinion.”

    Answer: Stephen Colbert, who supposedly is a comedian with a silly late night show, but instead ends up reading neocon talking points to millenials.
     

    The ever-sharp Caitlan Johnstone has the whole story here; Colbert was in the process of tearing apart Tulsi Gabbard for daring oppose American interventions.

    The correct answer is reading what Gabbard said:

    “The United States should not be intervening to overthrow these dictators and these regimes that we don’t like, like Assad, like Saddam Hussein, like Gaddafi, and like Kim Jong Un. There are bad people in the world, but history has shown us that every time the United States goes in and topples these dictators we don’t like, trying to end up like the world’s police, we end up increasing the suffering of the people in these countries. We end up increasing the loss of life, but American lives and the lives of people in these countries. We end up undermining our own security, what to speak of the trillions of dollars of taxpayer money that’s spent on these wars that we need to be using right here at home.”

     
     

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    • John Poole said...

      1

      I despised Colbert from the moment I heard him talk and also Stewart -they were con men and had cushy jobs in the palace as jesters employed by the king (big media). They were never going to find themselves treading in the moat with the drawbridge slamming down on their heads.

      03/13/19 12:15 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      2

      Talk is cheap. I donated to Gabbard’s campaign. She needs your support. She won’t get it from the MSM or comedians, apparently.

      03/13/19 2:31 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      3

      Who said this? Just another pompass.

      Diplopundit reports Imfamous Kochhead, Secretary Pompeo announced the withdrawal of all remaining personnel from US Embassy Caracas in Venezuela. The announcement cites the “deteriorating situation” and the staff’s presence becoming “a constraint on U.S. policy” as the reasons for the withdrawal.

      When the secretary of state calls his own diplomats’ presence “a constraint” — as in a limitation, a hindrance, an impediment — on U.S. policy specific to a particular country, what does that tell you? That the talking is done? What comes after all talks are done, or in this case, after all tweets were sent?

      And when the secretary of state announces the evacuation of all remaining personnel from the embassy, what signal is he sending Maduro? How will Maduro respond?

      Nobody is laughing.

      03/13/19 3:54 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      4

      Who said this? I LOVE Wikileaks. Trumpie, of course.

      Don’t think he will love Wikileaks when it leaks the Mueller Report.

      03/13/19 10:22 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      5

      Colbert is from that dumbass state that benefits the most from defense spending. At least he admits the US government’s defense spending is about one thing and one thing only: establishing and maintaining a global military empire.

      Although the US constitutes only 5% of the world’s population, America boasts almost 50% of the world’s total military expenditure, spending more on the military than the next 19 biggest spending nations combined.

      In fact, the Pentagon spends more on war than all 50 states combined spend on health, education, welfare, and safety.

      The American military-industrial complex has erected an empire unsurpassed in history in its breadth and scope, one dedicated to conducting perpetual warfare throughout the earth.

      Since 2001, the US government has spent more than $4.7 trillion waging its endless wars.

      The only thing missing is the laughtrack.

      03/14/19 7:09 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      6

      Tulsi don’t take shit…just donations.

      “Over the last few days, Tulsi reminded us—and the world—exactly why she should be our next commander in chief.

      On back-to-back appearances on CNN’s Presidential Town Hall and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, she was poised, empathetic, articulate, and gave voice to the American people’s deep frustration and exhaustion with the series of disastrous interventionist wars that have dominated the last two decades since 9/11.

      Anyone who was watching heard the spontaneous applause everywhere from the Town Hall stage in Texas to the soundstage in New York City on The Late Show when Tulsi told the truth about war. She channeled the outrage of being lied to about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, of losing trillions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of lives, and her determination to steer our country away from future regime change wars, the new Cold War, and a nuclear arms race—and instead invest those trillions of taxpayer dollars to meet the needs of the American people.

      But you wouldn’t know that she hit chord with the audience if all you read was CNN’s coverage after the fact, which was full of the usual anti-Tulsi bias and attacks. And you wouldn’t know that she speaks for a majority of the country.

      Let’s be real—we know what we’re up against. For the last twenty years, powerful self-serving politicians and the mainstream media have fed the American public a story about regime change wars in Iraq, Libya, and Syria.

      Tulsi is exposing this mainstream narrative as a lie. Intelligence has been falsified, the story was manipulated, and the disastrous consequences—still ongoing—have been brushed aside. Yet somehow, neocons and neolibs in the mainstream media are still peddling the same false narrative today.

      As president and commander in chief, Tulsi will not allow the American people to be misled by falsehoods.”

      03/14/19 1:26 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      7

      Tulsi’s on a mission—but she can’t do this alone. It’s going to take a movement to turn the tide.

      She has our backs. Now let’s make sure we have hers.

      -TULSI2020

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      JP,

      I put you down for a grand.

      03/14/19 1:29 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Bauer- Put me in but drop a zero. Hope we don’t end up being Obama’s jackass supporters.

      03/14/19 5:18 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

      9

      I think most discerning
      Americans wanted to believe that Obama’s promises and ethos was for real. Sadly we found that he wanted to serve only the rich. I voted for Obama in 2008 but did not vote for POTUS candidate in 2012. Is Gabbard for real or another Obama?

      03/14/19 8:27 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      10

      JP,

      Maybe I am a sucker for a beautiful woman, but I actually think she ain’t Obama in a skirt.

      Hey, who said this :

      You know, the left plays a tougher game, it’s very funny. I actually think that the people on the right are tougher, but they don’t play it tougher. OK? I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers. I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough—until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad. But the left plays it cuter and tougher. Like with all the nonsense that they do in Congress … with all this invest[igations]—that’s all they want to do is —you know, they do things that are nasty.

      A coward who couldn’t fight anyone with his tiny hands.

      03/14/19 11:09 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      11

      Watching the latest mass murder by some sick loser wanting to be remembered for something, I was actually repulsed that the MSM , those ratings whores they are, would reward the sick loser. So we have a choice. There are many wannabe losers out there with weapons of mass destruction dying to be remembered for something. Either we post an armed guard at EVERY church, mosque, school event etc or we pass a law that no sick fucker will ever be mentioned again by the MSM outside of a courtroom or the day he enters a death chamber.

      03/15/19 10:53 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      12

      And for any of you who have a problem with capital punishment and killing human life, remember that when you send in your bloody tax return this year that half of it goes to killing some innocent civilians somewhere democracy doesn’t play well.

      03/15/19 10:56 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      13

      Who said this?

      “I’m announcing a policy of U.S. visa restrictions on those individuals directly responsible for any ICC investigation of U.S. personnell for war crimes. These visa restrictions may also be used to deter ICC efforts to pursue allied personnel, including Israelis. These visa restrictions will not be the end of our efforts,” he said. “We’re prepared to take additional steps, including economic sanctions, if the ICC does not change its course.”

      Some pompous pig perhaps? And they say diplomacy is dead.

      03/15/19 12:36 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      14

      Who said this?

      “Another terrorist attack in New Zealand…These white supremacist animals are crazy and must be dealt with through toughness and strength!”

      No, it wasn’t Donald Trump. But thanks for playing.

      03/15/19 2:44 PM | Comment Link

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