Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – strange bedfellows edition

Morning, all! Firstly, in The Endless Freepathon(tm) news, the usual trick of throwing subsciptions and pledges into the total at the last moment and declaring victory doesn’t seem to be working so well lately.

The Thick Red Line’s been sitting at 84% for a week or so now. Was Lincoln right?

Anywhoo, let’s pause in the mining of Freeper Fools’ Gold from days of yore and get right to the new stuff, shall we? Theres a lot of infighting this week as the pseudo-libertarians and the for real fascists lock horns.

ISO suits on – blowers on max – airlock seals lubed (my favourite part) – rubber duckie dangling from light fixture…

KIBITZER!!! Very funny. Take that down please, before I shoot it.

Thenk yew.

First off -Ap-Pauled!!

Ron Paul: Manning ‘should be released’Politico ^ | 8/22/2013 | Breanna Edwards

Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 6:34:00 PM by Republican Wildcat

Former Rep. Ron Paul believes that Chelsea Manning — previously known as Bradley Manning — has done enough time in custody for the WikiLeaks scandal and should be released.

Paul, who made his comments at a Reddit AMA session on Thursday, agreed that Manning should’ve been punished for practicing civil disobedience and breaking the law, but Manning’s time served until now, as well as the other factors in the case, should prompt Manning’s release.

“He deserves some punishment, but he has already received (in my estimation) excessive amounts of punishment. He has been in prison for over 3 years as well as tortured, and most military personnel who are caught committing war crimes never receive any penalties.” Paul wrote when asked about Manning’s sentence.

“I think he should be released now, that he has done us a great service by letting the people know the truth[. He's] a whistleblower in my estimation (even the courts did not charge him with aiding the enemy), and I believe his goal was to inform the American people of the truth about what was happening in the Iraq / Afghanistan Wars,” the veteran politician who now runs his own Internet show wrote.

1 posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 6:34:00 PM by Republican Wildcat

Oh dear.

To: Republican Wildcat

Paul should be committed.

2 posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 6:38:19 PM by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
Followed immediately by:

To: Republican Wildcat

Ron Paul is correct. The US Government is the enemy of freedom.

3 posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 6:38:39 PM by delapaz
Elspeth – be a dear and pass the butter please.

To: Republican Wildcat

Paul is nuttier than squirrel poop.

4 posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 6:39:10 PM by jazusamo (“I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white.” T. Sowell)
This, of course, is like being called “lazy” by Oedipus Tex.

To: Republican Wildcat

Given where the socialists and RINOs have led us I really want to support Libertarians when I can as I believe this country needs a strong dose of “leave me the Hell alone” inserted into the mix. Then crazy crap like this comes out. I hope Rand doesn’t want to release Manning.

5 posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 6:42:48 PM by plain talk
And therin lies your problem.
Republicans have never really liked libertarians, but tolerated them as useful idiots. It’s the political equivalent of “Cafeteria Catholics”, deciding what to pick and choose from the libertarian buffet of crazy.
They like the idea (or at least they think they do) of paying no Federal Income tax, but hate the idea of not being able to summon up a couple of Divisions to go bomb and shoot up some brown people.
They like the idea (or at least they think they do) of not being spied on, but they hate the idea of what Manning did to the point of wanting him killed.
Republicans are mostly Authoritarian jerkoffs with delusions of independence.
You can’t have it both ways, bozos. Pick a side and come down on it.

To: Republican Wildcat

Poor Rand. I almost feel sorry for him. He needs to have a talk with his dad. If Rand has any shot in ‘16… Ron needs to be sent to the rest home now.

9 posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 6:46:56 PM by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
To: Republican Wildcat

He can’t keep his mouth shut, can he. No matter the amount that this will reflect on his son and their common political heritage, he still has to take the contrarian position on everything that comes up.

Libertarians on the street are okay guys — we even sometimes agree. But their icons are often nuts.

17 posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 6:59:22 PM by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.)

To: Republican Wildcat

If the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree, then Rand Paul’s political career will soon be history.

21 posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 7:10:11 PM by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)

To: Sirius Lee

Ron Paul’s ridiculous positions pretty much more than cancel out all of his correct positions on the issues. This one is so off the wall that one can only conclude that Ron Paul is certifiably insane.

He needs to shut up and go away before he destroys his son’s political career.

26 posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 7:22:38 PM by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
See? Love Rand Paul, but hate Ron Paul, because he won’t be quiet with the crazy. So when TraitorTraitorTraitorTraitorTraitors like Manning come along, Freepers are upset that reality clashes with their Authoritarian / fascist / line-them-all-up-and-shoot them mentality.

To: Republican Wildcat
Ron Paul is absolutely correct. Manning should be released.

From a B-52 at max cruising altitude over the Pacific.

32 posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 8:29:24 PM by ASA Vet (Don’t assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)

To: Republican Wildcat
I think Manning should be released as well . . . providing that he is standing on one of these with a properly fitted and adjusted hempen necktie:
Ft. Smith gallows.
46 posted on Friday, August 23, 2013 8:56:08 AM by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
Like I said.
More after the short drop…

Next up -Kristol’s Balls!!

Bill Kristol Doesn’t Want Any More Credit for Sarah Palin’s Career (Elspeth, again)
The Atlantic Wire ^ | August 20, 2013 | Elspeth Reeve

Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 8:12:13 PM by 2ndDivisionVet

When Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol suggested on Sunday that Sarah Palin restart her political career by running for Senate, people noticed, because more than anyone else —more than John McCain, the candidate who picked her as his running mate, more than Steve Schmidt, the adviser who urged McCain to do it — Kristol is credited with launching Palin’s career. On Tuesday, Kristol made it clear he does not want all that credit (or blame).

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Nicolle Wallace, who was Palin’s aide during the 2008 campaign, asked Kristol, “How did you feel as sort of being branded as the godfather of Sarah Palin, Inc.?” He responded, “It’s not the worst thing that’s ever been said about me. You know, I have a thick skin.”Of his suggestion she run for Senate on Sunday, Kristol said he was not predicting or endorsing a Palin candidacy in 2014. “I was asked, ‘Does Sarah Palin have a future?’ and I just tried to give an analytical answer — which is, I don’t think she does…” They don’t even chat these days, he said. “I haven’t been in touch with her in a year or so.”

Why does Kristol get so much Palin blame? By October 2008, Palin’s vice-presidential candidacy looked so disastrous that The New Yorker published an explainer for how she got to be picked as McCain’s running mate in the first place. Jane Mayer pegged Kristol as the No. 1 culprit. A circle of Republican commentators had developed a political crush on Sarah Palin during a luxury cruise to Alaska in 2007, she reported. Kristol was her “most ardent promoter… and his enthusiasm became the talk of Alaska’s political circles.” By the summer of 2008, Kristol was campaigning for McCain to pick Palin…

**********************************************************

She was the only reason that millions of conservatives and others voted for McCain, yet they want to paint her as a disaster? MMmmkay.
1 posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 8:12:13 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
Well, let’s do a little experiment and find out. Get Palin to run with Rand Paul / Ted Cruz / Steve King / nutcase de jour as Veep.
Gonna bet the farm on that one?

To: 2ndDivisionVet

She is the only reason I voted at all that year.

2 posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 8:21:14 PM by doc1019
And you lost, didn’t ya, sweetheart?

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I agree with you, but Bill Kristol was the person who brought her to the national stage. He likes her.

…But he knows that the resignation thing is something that she is going to have to overcome.

6 posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 8:27:37 PM by Alex in chains
Hey – maybe she can go back and run for Senator? That’s always a good starting place for Presidential ambitions.

Earlier this month, Palin floated the idea ofchallengingDemocratic
Sen. Mark Begich in 2014. A PPP poll released Tuesday showed Alaskans
were lukewarm to the idea of Palin running for the Senate. She trailedBegich by double digits and Alaskan voters had a 58 percent unfavorable rating of Palin.
OK – maybe not.

To: 2ndDivisionVet

She is so “irrelevant” that they are always talking about her.If she had no future, why does she get so much attention from her enemies?

7 posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 2:00:29 PM by GeronL
The same reason people rubberneck at car crashes?

To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a limp noodle that guy is. Betcha he can’t even fight like a girl.

18 posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 2:16:00 PM by McGruff (Strange times are these in which we live…)
Well, there’s always that.

To: 2ndDivisionVet
Kristol’s right.

Now, I like Sarah — I’d vote for her in a heartbeat. But most people, including a substantial number of Republican,s don’t. It’s not fair; it’s not sensible; it’s not logical.

But it’s the case. Spare us, please, the de rigueur smearing of Kristol for pointing out the obvious.

40 posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 6:34:10 PM by BfloGuy (Keynesians take the stand that the best way to sober up is more booze.)
DangerClose
.

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Billy boy, you change your tune more often than the octagon mom changes diapers. Truly, few are interested in what you think. Such a shame you turned out the way you are. Just one question before we totally cast you aside…Are you planning the same fate for Liz Chaney that you had for Sarah?

One can only hope. That dingbat as Veep would be pretty much (to people with functioning central nervous systems) as garlic to vampires.

You and McLame are certainly a pair.

And Sarah’s a pair all by herself. Add Bristol, and you have a full house. Literally.

Throw in Grahamnasty and we’d have three of a kind.

42 posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 8:08:20 PM by V K Lee
I’m getting all royal flushed just thinking about it.
Time for one more.
Aw, shoot!!

Sandy Hook Redux? Shots Fired Reported At Georgia Elementary School; Shooter In CustodyZero Hedge ^ | August 20, 2013

Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:37:59 PM by Zakeet

Here we go again.

Just out from WSBTV.com

The DeKalb County schoolboard chairman says a there is an active shooter at McNair Elementary School. Chairman Melvin Johnson said there have been reports of shots fired. There are no reports of injuries.

The gunman has not been located.

News Chopper 2 footage showed children running from the school building.

Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, a charter school, is located on 2nd Avenue in Decatur.

Channel 2 Action News crews are on the way to the scene. Check back with WSBTV.com for updates.

1 posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:37:59 PM by Zakeet
I’m sure the Freeperati can be counted on to handle this situation with the tact, delicacy, and common sense it deserves.

To: Zakeet

I’m going to go out on a limb and predict it’s one of Holder’s people doing it for Travon.

2 posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:40:16 PM by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what’s real.)

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To: Zakeet

Maybe an armed Georgian will take out the attacker.

Or an unarmed school office employee. One of those two, anyway.

So brave to attack children. Satan is Real.

3 posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:40:29 PM by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
,
,
To: Zakeet

gues they couldn’t get the false flag team warmed up in time.

13 posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:45:45 PM by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)

To: Zakeet

If the gunman is black, it’s into the memory hole with the whole story.

If he’s white, we’ll never hear the end of it.

15 posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:46:35 PM by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)

To: Steely Tom

Or a jihadist…that’ll be buried too.

19 posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:48:41 PM by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
You guys do realize that at this point, you’re 0 for 2?

To: Hoodat
This is Cynthia McKinney territory.

‘Nuff said.

47 posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 1:34:31 PM by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
Because blah people.
Freepers are (at this point) still holding out hope that this isn’t another libertarian goverment-hater white shithead with 500+ rounds of 7.62…

To: Old Sarge

Atlanta Newspaper is saying a “black male”
http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2013/08/20/official-suspect-in-custody-in-elementary-school-shooting/

54 posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 2:21:55 PM by two23 (My Dad said they were all commies back in the 60′s. He was right.)

To: two23

Down the memory hole, then.

Just another Friday night in Chicagostan.

59 posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 2:42:26 PM by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn’t care less if you have one…)
Fireworks
But by all means, let’s get back to the real issue:

To: PATRIOT1876

Sandy Hoax was a DRILL, unbeknownst to most on the outside. I am convinced of this.

37 posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 1:06:47 PM by CivilWarBrewing

To: CivilWarBrewing
Sandy Hoax was a DRILL, unbeknownst to most on the outside. I am convinced of this.

A drill for what?

42 posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 1:20:09 PM by 1rudeboy
A drill for taking away all our guns!!! Pay attention!

To: 1rudeboy
A drill to make America think it was real to forward 0bama’s upcoming second term agenda of gun control. Amazing how just the right thing happened to give 0bama all the ‘ammo’ he needed to begin his assault on the 2nd Amendment right before he started his second term.

Reminds me of the BP oil rig disaster setting the stage for 0bama’s assault on big oil with countless moratoriums.

What timing, huh!

62 posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 2:47:44 PM by CivilWarBrewing
See? It’s a conspiracy between Obummer and BP!
What?? What could they possibly have in common??
Obummer is black.
Oil is black.
Any questions?

To: CivilWarBrewing

Alrighty, then. School-shooting/oil rig explosion conspiracy, it is.

63 posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 2:49:30 PM by 1rudeboy
Heh. My work here is done.

To:

Haven’t the police reports been hidden to never be shown under some state secrets law – unprecedented. I recall hearing something about that.

Also the bodies of the children were not shown to the parents and then not at the funerals either. Where are the parents of the real kids that can be proven to be gone from the community. Those parents that spoke a few days after the shooting were bizarre. They did not act in a way grieving parents would have nor speak about their apparent lost child in a normal fashion.

73 posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 3:39:50 PM by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones – FUBO – Come and get me)
Oh, shut the fuck up.
BTW – If “FUBO” wanted to come and get you, you’d just be a flash on a drone controller’s screen.
Can’t you fucktards get anything right?

To: Zakeet

I bet the perp was stopped by…wait for it…someone with a GUN.

89 posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 8:05:30 PM by SoFloFreeper
Forget I asked.
See you fine people next week…

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5 thoughts on “Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – strange bedfellows edition

  1. Hobbes says:

    FTFY. (Manning is a woman.)

  2. Kibitzer says:

    But jazusamo is working hard to restore the balance.
    –Kibitzer

  3. Scott S. says:

    I’m a little amazed the wingnuts haven’t declared Antoinette Tuff as The Enemy for talking the shooter down instead of shooting him. She ruined the Gun Nut Superhero narrative!

  4. MapleStreet says:

    Did you really have to start off telling me that Ron Paul and I seem to agree on something? (I’d say that Manning was a whistle blower regarding to a group that was lying to Congress. Ditto for Snowden. If anything else, the constant lies to Congress and the people make any number of conspiracy theories believable).
    And as proof of making conspiracy believable, the local comments on the TV News station also included the oldie but goodie that Sandy Hook was a conspiracy and that no kids were killed (even thought the Florida professor behind that one has since recanted – but no one ever reads the corrections/errata hidden in small print on page 20).

  5. MapleStreet says:

    RE: Bill Kristol and Palin.
    I thought Billy Crystal was a comedic actor. Would definitely explain the Palin connection (who couldn’t even handle a book tour).
    Oh, sorry, wrong Bill Kristol.

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