Wow, constant readers – the Ben Carson campaign has really blown up in recent days.
And by “blown up” I mean:
Let’s look at how the pyramid scheme played out in Freeperville, shall we?
Carson on the defensive over claims of past violence, pyramids
Politico ^ | 11/5/15 | NICK GASS
Posted on 11/5/2015 7:01:55 PM by jimbo123
Ben Carson was put on the defensive on Thursday, with reporters pressing him about a series of reports that have sprung up questioning the factual accuracy of his past statements.
As Carson has gained in the polls, so has media scrutiny of the 64-year-old retired pediatric neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate, whose past and present statements have drawn no shortage of curiosity and interest.
On Thursday, during a stop on his book tour, Carson was pressed on everything from a report that questioned past claims of his physical violence toward others, an interview in which he appeared to struggle with the complexities of Cuban immigration policy in South Florida, and a rediscovered past speech in which he expressed his belief that the Great Pyramids of Giza were constructed by the biblical figure Joseph to store grain, not pharoahs’ tombs.
A CNN reporter in particular tried to pry more details out of Carson after the network published a report titled “A tale of two Carsons” in which it could not corroborate the candidate’s past claims in his books that he had acted violently in his childhood and adolescence toward his family and others – claims that are part of Carson’s narrative of personal redemption.
Asked to be more specific about when the incidents occurred, Carson listed them in detail. “One of the ones where I threw a rock and broke someone’s glasses, that occurred when I was maybe about 7 or 8, the stabbing, attempted stabbing incident occurred when I was 13 or 14, the – what’s another incident? Give me another one,” Carson asked a scrum of media on CNN in Miami during a book signing tour. “Trying to hit my mom in the head with a hammer? That was around the same time as the stabbing incident.”
“Trying to hit my mom in the head with a hammer? That was around the same time as the stabbing incident.”
To: jimbo123The stuff about a violent youth seems now to have been puffery to sell his book. The pyramid stuff is just wierd. And I hear his main man is not a “campaign manager” but a “business manager.” What up widdat? Is he just in it for the money?3 posted on 11/5/2015 7:05:20 PM by hinckley buzzard
I shouldn’t be remotely surprised, but I am, at how many people on the right are making excuses for this insanity.
If Trunp cam out and said Aliens make Pepsi cans by crocheting aluminium wire in zero gravity, or Cruz expressed belief that Northern Pike were descended from Hymalian Yeti, They would get crucified by each other and everyone else. But this buy, BECAUSE HE’S BLACK, gets kid glove treatment By people supposedly on THE RIGHT.
4 posted on 11/5/2015 7:10:28 PM by Norm Lenhart (Existential Cage Theory – Embrace it)
To: jimbo123Whoever tells the pollster(s) they support Carson have to be even bigger lightweights. When is this bored MSM stuff going to stop? The book marketing is all anyone needs to know. Hard to believe anyone (e.g., Santorum) can make a career out of running for POTUS and have folks voluntarily fork over money.
To: jimbo123The media is trying to Herman Cain Dr. Carson.
Um – Herman Cain “Herman Cained” Herman Cain. I’ve been waiting for Carlson to make a campaign spot with a creepy stoned smile to make the circle complete.
This headline is only “believed” by the left.
Now who puts the word believed in quotation marks?
They want to turn a man who expresses a Christian faith into a liar with mental issues. However bad you think Dr. Carson is, he would be far better than Obama or Hillary or Bernie.
New campaign slogan?
He’s not my choice but don’t fall for this garbage. Look at what Obama believes and the lies he tells and he gets a pass and Dr. Carson is a moron – I don’t think so.
8 posted on 11/5/2015 7:26:27 PM by Lake Living
Finally, a Freeper explodes :
Its an issue because it speaks to his ability to think in an intelligent manner outside a surgical theater and when you pile this on top of his other idiocy like guns for some and not for others depending on population density where they are most needed, amnesty and the rest, clearly he has the judgement of a barn owl.
Anyone with functioning 2 brain cells and 10 seconds to employ them knows it’s moronic from any conceivable angle to spend a couple lifetimes and the care and feeding of a slave army, building a grain storage facility with an internal volume that is fractional when you’d grow and consume thousands of crops that could externally BURY the pyramids in that timeframe.
You call that judgement? Good freaking luck with your space alien.
21 posted on 11/5/2015 7:47:02 PM by Norm Lenhart (Existential Cage Theory – Embrace it)
Yesterday Trump called Politico dishonest. Today he is spreading their Ben Carson lie.
Red State ^ | October 6, 2015 | southernconstitutionalist
Posted on 11/7/2015 1:58:15 AM by Cincinatus’ Wife
RedState’s own Leon Wolf did a great job exposing the Politico story about Ben Carson and West Point as a lie. Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel is also churning out great information on Twitter regarding the story.
I want to focus on what Donald Trump is doing with the story, however.
Yesterday, November 5, Donald Trump had this to say about Politico:
Look, Politico is so dishonest in so many different things. This Politico website or whatever the hell they call it, I mean, they write about me. We don’t deal with them anymore because the level of dishonesty is incredible.
Today, November 6, Donald Trump is spreading the false Politico story about Ben Carson. Below is one of the several Trump Tweets citing the Politico piece.
What an incredible turnaround. It appears Trump is willing to do whatever it takes to destroy Carson, who is poised to disrupt his position as GOP frontrunner.
Yesterday, Trump seized on the silly CNN investigation of Carson’s childhood. According to Trump, Carson’s childhood might be a “total fabrication.?
Ironically, much of Trump’s support is due to the perception that he tells the truth and shuns the mainstream media. It is now clear that he will abandon that notion when it suits him politically.
1 posted on 11/7/2015 1:58:15 AM by Cincinatus’ Wife
To: Cincinatus’ Wife
It’s funny that Red State, which has never fact checked anything for Trump in their life, are now trying to pump up the Pro-TPP, Mannatech Ben Carson, then say that Trump will “do everything to destroy Carson.” The irony.
2 posted on 11/7/2015 2:01:33 AM by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night… mostly.)
To: Cincinatus’ WifeI was hoping this was not true and that the tweet was a re-tweet or one off error…but it appears it is true.I am not a trump supporter, but I believe this damages the entire race on the right. It is uncouth….
(best word I could come up with in a jiffy)
To: Cincinatus’ Wife
To: Cincinatus’ Wife
Politico is a horrible site 🙁
They are obvious GOPee/Demo propagandists.
It pains me to admit it but you are right, Trump should know better than to jump on a bandwagon pulled by the likes of Politico 🙁
I’m no hypocrite, when you are right I will say you are right.
That said, some of the stuff coming from Carson is just weird.
18 posted on 11/7/2015 2:29:20 AM by Bobalu (Even if I could take off, I could never get past the tractor beam!)
Rush and Co are the modern Chad checkers. They determined the ‘intent’ of what he wrote. I listened to him today. It was pathetic.
I would think a brain surgeon has the intelligence to choose his words as he wishes them used. But obviously everyone knows what he meant except Carson himself.
Lets make that guy President! He can misspeak like the Pope and Obama!
22 posted on 11/7/2015 2:32:28 AM by Norm Lenhart (Existential Cage Theory – Embrace it)
To: Cincinatus’ Wife
As a huge Trump supporter (check my posting history if you don’t believe me), what Trump did yesterday was simply pathetic and disappointing. Trump essentially kicked Carson while he was down.
Politico lies about Dr. Carson; what does Trump do? Does Donald go after Politico for their “assassination” of Dr. Carson through lies and a smear campaign? Nope, Donald takes the opportunity to kick Carson while he was down. Sorry, but this was classless on Trump’s part.
I hope those who bought this Politico hit piece on Dr. Carson are equally supportive when they try this on Trump.
Even Rush seemed disappointed by Trump using this opportunity to kick a fellow Republican when they were down considering the media outright lied about Carson’s past.
Very disappointed in Trump for this.
Once again, to those who want to call me a Trump basher or a TDS sufferer, check my posting history. what Trump did yesterday was tacky and just plain wrong.
Ben Carson: I Got Held Up Once at Popeye’s – But I Told the Gunman to Rob an Employee Instead
Rawstory ^ | October 08, 2015
Posted on 10/10/2015 9:35:50 AM by Helicondelta
Ben Carson has been bragging all week that he would charge head-on at gunmen, if he ever encountered one — and now he says he actually has been faced with that threat. The Republican presidential candidate said Thursday morning that he had a gun drawn on him while visiting a Baltimore fried chicken restaurant, reported The Hill.
“I have had a gun held on me when I was in a Popeye’s organization,” Carson said on Karen Hunter’s Sirius XM Radio program.
“Guy comes in, put the gun in my ribs,” Carson said.
Carson said twice this week that the victims in last week’s Oregon community college shooting should have tried to tackle the gunman and would not “just stand there and let him shoot me.”
That’s exactly how Army veteran Chris Mintz got shot seven times and wounded during the massacre — although Carson admits he had never heard of him until a reporter asked.
So what happened when Carson allegedly faced just such a threat? He directed the gunman’s attention to an employee of the fast food restaurant.
“I just said, ‘I believe that you want the guy behind the counter,’” Carson said.
The retired brain surgeon did not explain what happened next.
1 posted on 10/10/2015 9:35:50 AM by Helicondelta
Posta incoherenta :
Once every person UNDERSTANDS that EVERYTHING the “free press” prints is to obscure or hide the Truth (Yes, God), we can truly “progress”. (Truth sets us Free and we can’t have that!!!!!)
The ‘press” is Mind Control (actually, EMOTION control—for people who “believe” the press without their own research are NOT thinking EVER)…… The press is controlled by a few elites (has been since 1920 when JP Morgan bought all the important AP outlets and the Rockefellers controlled the textbook and publishing companies (and New York Time’s “best” seller lists)-—so they could sell their agenda and “normalize” anything-—even men are women (LOL) to totally remove REASON and LOGIC from our legal “system”….so all our children are DUMB and Western Civilization is erased (The Age of Reason and Modern Science and Individualism) to a tribal, pagan, irrational Mindset (Marxism/satanism) which always collapses civilizations. The “Press”is for the “proper perceptions of the ignorant unthinking masses” to control ALL perceptions and distract (addict) from the truth, as Diana West, E. Stanton Evans and thousands of people have documented.
The satanic sodomite press tries to demean and discredit anyone who proclaims Truth/God. Can’t have the “Truth” for the little children——because Vice makes Slaves only. Have to have little children “thinking” Good is Evil and Evil is Good-——for their Matrix to be Real and children to grow up being slaves voluntarily………like the obamaphone lady…..stupid, ignorant people who can’t use Logic and Reason and “think” Slavery is Freedom, and sodomizing others is a virtue.
As the satanic Hillary screeched: What difference does it make????? that Ben Carson has superior instincts even when he was a young man in assessing dangerous situations. It is just Apples and Oranges and it proves again how God is so prominent in the direction of his life.
27 posted on 10/10/2015 10:09:17 AM by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
Bystander Opens Fire on Shoplifter at Michigan Home DepotChicago Tribune ^ | 10/8 Posted on 10/8/2015 2:17:29 AM by nickcarraway
A concealed-carry license holder is cooperating with police after she opened fire on a shoplifter who was fleeing a Home Depot on Tuesday afternoon, police in Auburn Hills, Mich., said.
The shooting happened in the store’s parking lot about 2 p.m., when Home Depot security was chasing a shoplifter in his 40s who jumped into a waiting dark SUV, said Lt. Jill McDonnell, an Auburn Hills police spokeswoman.
But when the SUV began to pull away, a 48-year-old woman suddenly began firing shots at the fleeing vehicle. The vehicle escaped – but possibly has a flat tire, McDonnell said.
The woman who fired the shots has a license to carry a firearm and is cooperating with police.
1 posted on 10/8/2015 2:17:29 AM by nickcarraway
OK – Four things can happen (more than four, but these are the most probable) when you discharge your handgun at a “bad guy” (note: “bad guy” does not include shoplifters, people who cussed you out or cut you off in traffic), and three of them are bad.
1.You hit your target and he/she is killed instantly
(requires head shot or a CNS hit)
2. You miss your target due to adrenaline tremor and hit an innocent bystander.
3. You wound your target (even fatal wounds are usually not fatal for some minutes) and they turn their attention to you. Some shooting victims don’t even know they’ve been shot.
4. You hit your target, but the bullet over-penetrates, exits your target, and hits an innocent bystander.
Still feel like playing Rambo?
It used to be we would applaud a person for being helpful in trying to stop a criminal – man, we have lost a whole lot more than just freedoms!
12 posted on 10/8/2015 3:10:04 AM by princess leah
To: princess leah
To: princess leah
“It used to be we would applaud a person for being helpful in trying to stop a criminal”
Maybe at the movies or watching TV but a loose cannon like that woman should have her license revoked and placed on probation for a few years.
16 posted on 10/8/2015 3:26:36 AM by equaviator (There’s nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
To: Secret Agent Man
“Anyone carrying that engages a criminal should shoot and ask questions later. Sorry I strongly disagree with you!”
Just as a clarification:
Does that mean shooting someone going 32 mph in a school zone?
Or shooting a five year old sneaking a candy bar at the neighborhood pharmacy?
Or blasting a 20 year old that is buying beer on a fake ID?
Or gunning down the person that is selling the beer?
You going to shoot ‘em all? And then ask them?
42 posted on 10/8/2015 5:42:53 AM by Bartholomew Roberts
To: Bartholomew Roberts
It is disturbing to me that your post had to even be written.
If we assume that it is indeed true that all that happened was that she shot at a fleeing shoplifter in a vehicle that did not appear to threaten to run her or anyone else down, etc., then what she did was so blatantly wrong she should not be carrying a weapon.
The fact that you had to spell that out to people who seem to be unable to face that reality is problematic.
55 posted on 10/8/2015 6:53:15 AM by rlmorel (“National success by the Democratic Party equals irretrievable ruin.” Ulysses S. Grant)
To: Crazieman; princess leah
It isn’t that conservatives have been “retrained”.
It is that the responsibility for owning and carrying a deadly firearm includes being able to discriminate on when to use it.
It isn’t appropriate to shoot someone because they are shoplifting, that isn’t even open to discussion.
54 posted on 10/8/2015 6:43:25 AM by rlmorel (“National success by the Democratic Party equals irretrievable ruin.” Ulysses S. Grant)
There are no laws against being a total idiot or making moronic comments such as yours.
Btw, based on this article, I have no idea if they will charge this idiot who should at least be barred from ever carrying in public.
94 posted on 10/8/2015 3:30:02 PM by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
FYI, WJR 760 AM radio reported this morning that your girlfriend is being charged with reckless discharge of a firearm. If I were you, I’d write a letter to the Oakland County Prosecutor expressing your opinion on the matter. Good luck, sucker!
133 posted on 10/13/2015 9:44:05 AM by equaviator (There’s nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
it doesn’t matter what the prosecutor charges her with… though i did say that that would be the most it could be…
you called for years of probation i believe…
let’s see what the jury has to say…
you are still on the wrong side of history… and you don’t even see it.
sad really… i will pray that you come to your senses soon.
134 posted on 10/13/2015 11:56:01 AM by teeman8r (Armageddon won’t be pretty, but it’s not like it’s the end of the world.)
“wrong side of history”…You’re on the wrong side of common sense and logic. I do NOT “applaud” the reckless use of a firearm as you have.
135 posted on 10/13/2015 12:49:27 PM by equaviator (There’s nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
To: equaviatori prefer to wait for the jury’s decision…and expect an acquittal.
Expect in one hand and shit in the other….
you on the other hand, are a lost cause, of closed mind, and sexist tendencies… perhaps latent homosexual desires…
but time will tell. here’s hoping you work it out before you hurt someone.
By opening fire in a crowded parking lot, perhaps?
they tell me it gets better for people like you…
136 posted on 10/13/2015 2:13:59 PM by teeman8r (Armageddon won’t be pretty, but it’s not like it’s the end of the world.)
Ah, but it doesn’t get any better for people like me. Thanks for the batshit crazy!
See you good people next Monday.
4 thoughts on “Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – you’re no Carson of mine edition”
WWJD? No, WWJSITFF (Who would Jesus shoot in the fucking face). These people should think themselves lucky that Jesus is not coming back, because I think he’d be pissed.
I hate to ridicule the mentally ill, but savagesusie is obviously off her meds.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much derp in so small a space before.
Usually the FR ranters supplement their crazy with page after page after page of copy-and-paste, but this one was just distilled down to a fine reduction of crazy.
“Anyone carrying that engages a criminal should shoot and ask questions later. ”
So, if you see someone “Recklessly Discharging a Firearm” in a Home Depot parking lot, gun ’em down PDQ!
Clearly, there’s nothing that could possibly be wrong with this plan.
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