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Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 10 February 2013
Various driveby media television networks ^ | 10 February 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces

Posted on 02/10/2013 5:19:39 AM PST by Alas Babylon!

The Talk Shows



February 10th, 2013

Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:

FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va.; Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Mayor Kasim Reed of Atlanta.

FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.

THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Tom Cole, R-Okla., and Keith Ellison, D-Minn.

STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): ens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Angus King, I-Maine; former Defense Secretary Robert Gates; Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.; former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazitimeline; guests; lineup; micheleflournoy; sequestration; sunday; talkshows
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To: onyx

That is good,but I kinda think its all political posturing on grahams part. He’s desperate to get re-elected in SC next year and he will say or do anything. We know that the chances of these guys not getting approved by the dem senate are near zero for the dear leader.


151 posted on 02/10/2013 8:59:24 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: RetSignman

I’m aware of that, sweetest you, and I know he always comes around at election time, but he’s been rocking it in matters of Benghazi when others are silent and demonic-rats are circling Hitlery’s and the Marxist’s wagon.

Credit where credit due.

Credit to Leon Panetta, too.. He said what Petraus should have said.


152 posted on 02/10/2013 8:59:32 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

LOL. Yep.


153 posted on 02/10/2013 9:00:51 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: kabar

A lot of Benghazi explanations just don’t make sense to many of us.


154 posted on 02/10/2013 9:02:03 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet
Thank you very much and thank you for your service.

The knee problem is on me and it is what it is. May get better and may get worse. The hip problem runs in the family and will only get more challenging.

155 posted on 02/10/2013 9:03:09 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: rodguy911

Exactly so. The democrats will confirm the two and I’ve heard that the one waiting in the wings after Hagel is worse. A militant woman. This was said by a Fox News contributor to Imus: retired Lt. Bill Gowan/Cowan, I think.....


156 posted on 02/10/2013 9:03:29 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: kabar

Thanks for both of those blow by blow accounts.I think its what was “not” happening in dc that made the difference.


157 posted on 02/10/2013 9:03:29 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Lakeside Granny

Help me out here - “Rove was the guy who wouldn’t let Bush get out there and defend the lies.”

Are you saying that as bad as Bush was he was also an idiot and a sock puppet?

While Rove was, is and will be a RINO_Rat, please do not forget that all the Bushes are the same RINO_Rats.

More and bigger G’ment is NOT the answer


158 posted on 02/10/2013 9:03:51 AM PST by DanZ
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To: rodguy911

One and the same. Levin ripped him a new one last week for his comments about the TEA Party and lying on Hannity’s show about what Rep. Steve King said in reference to Todd Aiken.


159 posted on 02/10/2013 9:04:24 AM PST by txradioguy (Republicans Don't Need A Back Bench...They Need a BACKBONE!)
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To: Alas Babylon!

160 posted on 02/10/2013 9:05:13 AM PST by bannie ("The gov't that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.")
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To: txradioguy

You could be right. All I know is if Benghazi drops any dems ratings even one point look for a new excuse.


161 posted on 02/10/2013 9:06:46 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: rodguy911

They’ve got a willing and complicit media who will not touch this.

If they don’t report on it...it never happened right?


162 posted on 02/10/2013 9:10:37 AM PST by txradioguy (Republicans Don't Need A Back Bench...They Need a BACKBONE!)
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To: onyx
Great catch there onyx. Something we need to remember as well. If we don't like a nominee for any job you can be sure the next one will be even worse.

we are under attack from within. We need to take appropriate response,vote them out.

163 posted on 02/10/2013 9:11:30 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: txradioguy

Great! Mark is fearless! We are so lucky to have him and Rush on our side.


164 posted on 02/10/2013 9:13:33 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: rodguy911
Do you think the whole thing a cia op? Will the administration use cia as an eventual excuse?

There is no doubt in my mind that our presence in Benghazi was a cover for a CIA operation. The annex was the operational headquarters. I don't view it as an excuse, but reality. I have no problem with the operation, but the security for it. If the host country was deemed unable to provide the needed protection then we needed to provide it or not be there. Simple as that.

If the purpose of the attack was not to hold Stevens as a hostage or to kill him because he knew too much why were they attacking?

The same reason AQ attacks us around the world. They had already attacked other Western presence in Benchazi including the UN, the Red Cross, and the British ambassador. They all pulled out and we were the last flag standing. And we had been hit several times before 9/11 when Ambassador Stevens wasn't even there.

165 posted on 02/10/2013 9:14:23 AM PST by kabar
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To: txradioguy

As always TX its up to us to keep Benghazi alive. So far we have done a stellar job. Levin, Rush,judge Jeanine,the blogosphere,here, so many others.


166 posted on 02/10/2013 9:15:45 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: kabar

Seems we had advance warning of terror attacks could be imminent that were near completely ignored by state,others. Does not make any sense unless there is more to the story.


167 posted on 02/10/2013 9:18:39 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: kabar
Your post #74 was the most informed, insightful, and well thought out piece that I have read in 6 weeks here on FR regarding spending, sequestration, taxes, and Washington spin.
168 posted on 02/10/2013 9:21:03 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: rodguy911
I believe that we didn't come to the rescue of our people and delayed securing the facilities for 23 days for diplomatic reasons. We didn't want to offend the nascent host government and the Libyan public who would view any unilateral action as a violation of their sovereignty.

And there was always the fear of collateral damage, which could galvanize opposition to the US presence in the country by AQ. I don't agree with the risk and sacrifice of US lives on the altar of diplomacy, but I have seen it done time and time again.

169 posted on 02/10/2013 9:21:35 AM PST by kabar
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To: rodguy911

I did a fair share of ceremonies for seemingly innocuous civilian positions within the DoD and the Army after 2009. All of them had ties to the Clinton Administration or some Liberal think tank.

The potential replacement for Hagel...Michelle Flournoy is one of them.

The Libs have put little sleeper agents into just about every level of the bureaucracy imaginable. So that no matter who is President the march towards a Communist Utopia in the U.S. marches on.

Theyv’e been put into places to make determinations on SDI...strength and readiness and host of other positions that most people never hear about but have serious effects on the military as a whole.


170 posted on 02/10/2013 9:21:45 AM PST by txradioguy (Republicans Don't Need A Back Bench...They Need a BACKBONE!)
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To: rodguy911

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2276139/David-Petraeus-CIA-directors-bodyguards-exposed-affair-Paula-Broadwell-claims-Benghazi-The-Definitive-Report.html#ixzz2KTdyIlQX

Msybe. the truth will finally come out. Plan on reading this book.


171 posted on 02/10/2013 9:22:30 AM PST by Lakeside Granny
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To: Lakeside Granny

Maybe, LOL


172 posted on 02/10/2013 9:23:34 AM PST by Lakeside Granny
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To: Alas Babylon!

It was nice of Nan to correct his grammar.


173 posted on 02/10/2013 9:26:00 AM PST by chooseascreennamepat (Have you thought about going vegan, Karl?)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Around every six years of so there is a short term alien abduction in South Carolina.

LOL!

Sen Graham tries, but doesn't always succeed.

He has been making a lot of sense on the national security front lately. Immigration, not so much.

174 posted on 02/10/2013 9:26:52 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: rodguy911

We have lots of intelligence about possible attacks against our facilities all of time, but most of them never pan out. It is whether actionable intelligence was available that is the question. Someone in Washington viewed our presence in Benghazi to be more critical than the risk involved—a callous decision that demands accountability.


175 posted on 02/10/2013 9:27:46 AM PST by kabar
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To: onyx
Exactly so. The democrats will confirm the two and I’ve heard that the one waiting in the wings after Hagel is worse. A militant woman.

I know who.

Is Chuck Hagel a stalking horse for Michele Flournoy for Secretary of Defense?

176 posted on 02/10/2013 9:29:01 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

I think you are right on the mark. She was really Obama’s first choice. Now we can have the first woman SecDef replacing an obvious incompetent and flawed white male.


177 posted on 02/10/2013 9:33:19 AM PST by kabar
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To: SkyPilot; rodguy911

UGH! Thanks very, very much SkyPilot!


178 posted on 02/10/2013 9:33:50 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Alas Babylon!
Channel surfing through the shows, and just watching Candy Crowley prompting some Ted Turner look-alike from Maine about the "ObamaDrone" softer, gentler form of enhanced interrogation, something occurred to me:

The Obama administration has probably already killed somebody, probably by accident, and now they are trying to get a policy agreed to by the media before the details come out. (By then, as the saying goes, "What Difference Does It Make?")

Didn't hear anybody connect the dots between ObamaDrones shooting missles into American homes to take out a suspect and the California police who are shooting up pickup trucks because they think Dorner might be inside.

When does Las Vegas start an over/under on how many Americans need to be dead from an ObamaDrone strike before the media takes notice? Hope the National Enquirer is on the case for this one.

179 posted on 02/10/2013 9:38:33 AM PST by Bernard (John Kerry as SOS will be the almost-perfect symbol of the Obama administration.)
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To: onyx

[Credit where credit due.]

Not to put too sharp a point on this subject but Graham was elected our Senator here in SC because of ONE speech...the impeachment of Clinton.

It was a great and patriotic speech and the people gave him a great deal of credit for it, including me.

Since then he has proven himself not to be a great alternative to Strom Thurmond Conservatism but as a very small ‘r’ moderate republican.

G’s Onyx, I really don’t like to say things in a different way as you but we have been betrayed here in SC and the pain won’t go away until he has been replaced.


180 posted on 02/10/2013 9:47:47 AM PST by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: kabar
Did you see this on Drudge? EXCLUSIVE: David Petraeus was brought down after betrayal by vengeful CIA agents and his own bodyguards who made sure his affair was exposed, claims new book

.............."Murphy and co-author Brandon Webb also revealed that the September 11 Benghazi terrorist attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, was retaliation by Islamist militants who had been targeted by covert U.S. military operations.

The book claims that neither Stevens nor even Petraeus knew about the raids by American special operations troops, which had 'kicked a hornet's nest' among the heavily-armed fighters after the overthrow of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

John Brennan, President Barack Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser, had been authorizing 'unilateral operations in North Africa outside of the traditional command structure,' according to the e-book. Brennan is Obama's pick to replace Petraeus as head of the CIA. ".............
181 posted on 02/10/2013 10:06:00 AM PST by Girlene
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To: kabar

I suppose that’s possibility but not much consolation to four dead American heroes.


182 posted on 02/10/2013 10:06:39 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: txradioguy
Scary scenario for the country and that's before you even consider the tzar's.
183 posted on 02/10/2013 10:08:45 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: rodguy911

Very frightening. And it’s a cancer that can’t be cut out. It’s literally eating the host..


184 posted on 02/10/2013 10:13:35 AM PST by txradioguy (Republicans Don't Need A Back Bench...They Need a BACKBONE!)
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To: linn37

Pelosi has never made sense. she’s a walking talking points and since she’s out of power, her talking points are stale. Wallace was kind of wasting his time talking to her.

That and I don’t really trust him after his performance last week with LaPierre.


185 posted on 02/10/2013 10:15:39 AM PST by Thebaddog (Obama won, we are so screwed.)
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To: kabar
I heard some unfavorable things about her. I guess in today's era if National Security and Executive appointments disaster that we are living in, we could do worse.

At least she has some understanding of military life. Her husband retired as an 0-6 in the Navy Reserves and was the Veterans Administration Secretary.

Hagel is simply 'not all there.' I don't know if it is mental illness, alcohol, or what. But something is definitely not right with him. I feel sorry for him.

If it is Michèle Flournoy, everyone in the press and in the DoD is going to have to practice typing their little French accents over their "è" when spelling her first name, because I heard she will pitch a conniption fit about that.

What I wonder if is she will actually want to lead the DoD and defend it from the current budgetary assault it is under, or participate in the mauling herself and destroy it even faster.

If she is the new nominee, only time will tell.

I know one thing for sure, the Senate never wants to be seen "beating up" on a woman. It took Benghazi and 4 dead Americans before they even dared to question Hillary, and even then it was a love fest.

Flournoy would simply have to show up for the confirmation hearing and watch her feet being kissed.

186 posted on 02/10/2013 10:21:52 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Lakeside Granny
Wow LG this is huge!Not too surprisingly from the Britts as well!

I'm gonna steal a few paragraphs from this thing and show what it says. Here's the headline:

EXCLUSIVE: David Petraeus was brought down after betrayal by vengeful CIA agents and his own bodyguards who made sure his affair was exposed, claims new book

Brandon Webb, a former Navy SEAL, and Jack Murphy, a former Green Beret, reveal the new claims in their book 'Benghazi: The Definitive Report'

Petraeus was humiliated after a 'palace coup' by high-level intelligence officers who did not like the way he was running the CIA, authors say

The book also claims that Petraeus and Ambassador Chris Stevens were caught off guard by Benghazi consulate attack because they weren't briefed about on-going U.S. military operations in Libya

Webb and Murphy say Benghazi attack was a retaliation for secret raids authorized by Obama security adviser John Brennan

the link below.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2276139/David-Petraeus-CIA-directors-bodyguards-exposed-affair-Paula-Broadwell-claims-Benghazi-The-Definitive-Report.html#ixzz2KTdyIlQX

Here's another one:

He(petraeus) was turning the agency's focus from intelligence gathering and analysis to paramilitary operations, including drone strikes.

Additionally, he ran the CIA like a four-star general, instead of treating it like a political institution, the authors say. His management style made countless powerful enemies within the CIA.

The gist of the piece is that Petraeus was betrayed by bodyguards who told of his affair with Paula Broadwell and made sure he got out.

Meanwhile John Brennan, his now assured replacement, was doing hits with drones and not letting Petraeus know about it.

Other rumors are that some of the hits by brennan pissed off the local Libyan terror types so much they made the hit on Benghazi as payback.Another interesting possibility. This thing ever ends.

187 posted on 02/10/2013 10:33:05 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: SkyPilot

She’ll help with the mauling.


188 posted on 02/10/2013 10:34:54 AM PST by txradioguy (Republicans Don't Need A Back Bench...They Need a BACKBONE!)
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To: Girlene

See post #171. A rather long read, can’t wait to read the book.

Somethings never change in DC, corruption and more corruption. Even if this is the answer to Benghazi, getting it out to the masses will be next to impossibe. (They can’t read!!!)


189 posted on 02/10/2013 10:38:21 AM PST by Lakeside Granny
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To: kabar
I get your point but to me with all the weapons stored and transferred all over the mid-east done directly by Stevens he was sort of a rock star or a pariah one, in the state dept. Either they would help this guy immediately or ignore the hell out of him.

Looks like they ignored the hell out of him.

One would think that with all he had going on he would get any request he made authorized in a heartbeat. Why were they questioning requests made by a State Dept. rockstar unless he had become a liability.

Let's face it Benghazi was not your typical State dept. sub station.

190 posted on 02/10/2013 10:42:02 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Girlene

Wow are we on the same wave length or what!


191 posted on 02/10/2013 10:45:35 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: rodguy911

I think we are all seeking the very same thing, the TRUTH.

May I recommend the movie “Gifted Hands”, the Ben Carson story starring Cuba Gooding Jr. Very uplifting.


192 posted on 02/10/2013 10:56:41 AM PST by Lakeside Granny
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To: rodguy911; Lakeside Granny

Thanks, LG and rodguy. Just saw that LG had posted the link as well. THis is pretty explosive information, far beyond what happened to Petraeus. Assuming the info is correct, Brennan’s secret operations (without warning Stevens, State) are likely what resulted in his death. obama authorized Brennan to run these secret ops, erego, .......

And obama wants him to run CIA?

Makes you wonder who came up with the “blame the video” cover story.


193 posted on 02/10/2013 10:58:56 AM PST by Girlene
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To: rodguy911

We need to shift to asking, WHY HAVN’T WE ATTACKED THOSE WHO KILLED OUR AMBASSADOR YET? They are out in the open, all over Libya, flying the AQ flag.

odumbi needs to be accused of being a coward and not avenging the death of our Ambassador.


194 posted on 02/10/2013 11:07:07 AM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Girlene

Girlene, that is the $64,000 question.


195 posted on 02/10/2013 11:11:49 AM PST by Lakeside Granny
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To: TomasUSMC; All
The secret war behind Benghazi

"A stealth campaign of assassinations, run by CIA nominee John Brennan, resulted in the death of the US ambassador, a new book claims"...........
196 posted on 02/10/2013 11:12:24 AM PST by Girlene
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To: SMM48

Pelosi is making very little sense on Fox.

She makes very little sense every time she opens her piehole.

No this was worse then her usual ramblings.


197 posted on 02/10/2013 11:14:15 AM PST by linn37
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To: linn37

“Pelosi is making very little sense on Fox.”

“She makes very little sense every time she opens her piehole.”

No this was worse then her usual ramblings.

LOL I wish we had a delete button.


198 posted on 02/10/2013 11:19:22 AM PST by linn37
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To: linn37

Maybe the onset of Alzheimer’s....or she just forgot the oxygen deep-breathing after a long night partying...


199 posted on 02/10/2013 11:33:52 AM PST by Unrepentant VN Vet
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To: bannie

Candy Crowley asks the panel if anyone was offended by conservative doctor’s Prayer Breakfast speech.

She said she was unfamiliar with him.

He’s not only a renowned neurosurgeon but a Medal of Freedom recipient, I believe. Candy should get out more often.

I am offended by her.


200 posted on 02/10/2013 11:35:12 AM PST by Lakeside Granny
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