The narcissism of the neo-cons, Egypt edition

“It seems that a democratic revolution is sweeping the Middle East — spurred, I am sure, by American and allied actions in Iraq. (Our chattering classes will never admit this.)
– Jay Nordlinger, National Review

At last count, at least 50 Egyptians have been killed, more than a thousand injured and probably thousands arrested and imprisoned under what must be extremely frightening conditions. They have made those sacrifices and taken those risks for reasons that are very much their own, reasons born out of decades, centuries, even millenia of cruel repression and corruption.

To claim that they are instead taking such risks because they were inspired by the U.S. invasion of Iraq nine years ago is to attempt to rob them of credit for their own bravery. It is an act of theft by people who sit thousands of miles away in perfect safety, trying to boost their own self-regard by wrapping themselves in the courage of others.

– Jay Bookman

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Southern Comfort (B.P.O.I.B.W.)

January 29th, 2011
12:55 pm

The narcissism of the neo-cons

Is that anything like the running of the bulls???

:)

Southern Comfort (B.P.O.I.B.W.)

January 29th, 2011
1:02 pm

Hmmmmm… I think I’ve heard that sentiment posted on your blog as well Jay. I’m not sure it’s time to give credit for anything. We don’t know how things are going to turn out, and we don’t know who’s gonna end up behind the wheel in the driver’s seat once the dust settles.

Not all people, countries, or social groups are cut out for open democratic rule. It’s just human nature. There are always going to be A-type personalities that want to push what they think is right onto others, regardless to what the others think.

Only time will tell, and time will tell whether our actions had anything to do with it. Time will also tell that, if we did have something to do with it, whether our actions made things better or made them worse.

N-GA

January 29th, 2011
1:11 pm

I fear the Muslim Brotherhood will come out on top…it is reported that they seem to have the best sense of organization and planning. The democracy factions are fragmented, lacking cohesion and strong leadership.

BADA BING

January 29th, 2011
1:13 pm

It would appear-amid the chaos, that change is coming to the region. Don’t judge the rioters until you have walked, like an Egyptian, in their shoes.

Common Sense isn't very Common

January 29th, 2011
1:14 pm

But the new VP has a history of breaking up factions within the Islamic community.

And since he is so young he might be around a while LOL

N-GA

January 29th, 2011
1:14 pm

It’s a bit early to speculate, but if Egypt becomes another Islamic state, then there will be much concern about the Suez Canal. Europe certainly doesn’t want to suddenly have to deal with the significant economic impact of exporting/importing to/from Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, etc.

Common Sense isn't very Common

January 29th, 2011
1:17 pm

From Reuters:
“This is the revolution of the people who are hungry, this is the revolution of the people who have no money against those with a lot of money.”

sound familiar?

carlosgvv

January 29th, 2011
1:18 pm

It does seem a revolution is sweeping the Middle East,especially Egypt, but I doubt it will wind up being democratic. More than likely, new fundamentalist Islamic states will emerge out of this and things for us will go from bad to worse. If American and allied actions in Iraq are a motivation for the mobs, that is obviously not something for us to brag about.

Southern Comfort (B.P.O.I.B.W.)

January 29th, 2011
1:18 pm

N-GA @ 1:11

If they do come out on top, I’m eager to hear Bush get the credit for that outcome.

Joe the Plutocrat

January 29th, 2011
1:19 pm

let me see if I understand. we project a ruthless, mercenary foreign policy, which radicalizes indigenous peoples all over the world (specially the places with lots of petroleum reserves). when our duplicitous and corrupt, corporate-driven policies; which includes a co-dependent relationship with Israel; blows back, the benefactors and profiteers who have endorsed the short sighted policy now spin it as “just as we planned”? this is a sick, inaccurate carry-over, or re-packaging of the revisionist “reagan won the cold war” tripe.

Southern Comfort (B.P.O.I.B.W.)

January 29th, 2011
1:24 pm

carlosgvv

Amen!!! That’s the outcome I see. Unless there’s a seismic cosmic shift, things are going to end up worse than where they started.

TaxPayer

January 29th, 2011
1:27 pm

Perhaps we should get that Pennsylvania company to start buying their tear gas grenades from China and then just reroute them to Egypt to save fuel on shipping.

Common Sense isn't very Common

January 29th, 2011
1:30 pm

Joe@1:19 pm

Then I think we understand it the same way

Common Sense isn't very Common

January 29th, 2011
1:33 pm

The economy of Egypt is not based on manufacturing mostly it is in service areas these days. That has left a major portion of the population without a future. Poverty and hunger may be the driving forces behind the current unrest.

It’s all because those poor people made bad choices not to get an education 25 years ago.

Sounds more and more familiar

Dave R.

January 29th, 2011
1:58 pm

“The narcissism of the neo-cons, Egypt edition”

Project much, Jay?

Given your proclivity to cherry-pick, why not just title this “The narcissism of A neo-con, Egypt edition”? It would certainly be more accurate.

@@

January 29th, 2011
1:59 pm

So, jay, you would have preferred the “neo-cons” should negotiate with The Muslim Brotherhood? According to Egyptian daily Almasry Alyoum, that’s exactly what Obama did in 2009. Is Obama behind this uprising? Is he encouraging the MB….who, by extension is supporting ElBaradei?

CAIRO | When Mohamed ElBaradei, Nobel laureate and former head of the U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency, swept back to Egypt in February talking of democratic reform and possibly running for president, he reinvigorated a stagnant political opposition.

A loose coalition of opposition parties and reform movements sprang up with Mr. ElBaradei as the figurehead and began gathering signatures for a seven-point petition calling for democratic reform in Egypt.

Dr. ElBaradei has worked to bring together liberal intellectuals and the outlawed Islamist movement, the Muslim Brotherhood.

Why the Muslim Brotherhood?

I’ll never forget seeing ElBaradei’s support of Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize. Said there was no one person more deserving than Obama.

http://www.reuters.com/news/video?videoId=112864

So Obama AND ElBaradei see The Muslim Brotherhood as an instrument to bring about a peaceful democracy in Egypt? Let’s hope Egypt’s secularists will see thru the charade.

q1

January 29th, 2011
2:00 pm

This particular column, today goes down as the shortest in history. It does not take a lot to get a lot of comments going. Many times when I get to the end of a column, I have lost my train of thought and do not no what I am reading. I do not think the U.S. gives two hoots about democracy in the middle east, the U.S. wants stability. They want to know that the person they are dealing with is in charge and for more than a couple of days. I think this spreading unrest is the very last thing the U.S. wants. Oil, Oil and more oil that is what the U.S. needs. I would like to see a national day of no one using one drop of oil. A national gasolineless day, where everyone is using alernate transportation.

@@

January 29th, 2011
2:17 pm

The Egyptian police are no longer patrolling the Rafah border crossing into Gaza. Hamas armed men are entering into Egypt and are closely collaborating with the MB. The MB has fully engaged itself in the demonstrations, and they are unsatisfied with the dismissal of the Cabinet. They are insisting on a new Cabinet that does not include members of the ruling National Democratic Party.

Read more: Red Alert: Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood | STRATFOR

It’s also being reported that security forces are in plain clothes, destroying property, giving the impression that protesters are menacing. What’s the MB doing in response? Setting up protective barriers, giving aid in the form of food, beverages and first aid.

Hamas and The Muslim Brotherhood, demonstrating to the people how much “they care”.

Thppbbbpt.

josef nix

January 29th, 2011
2:23 pm

N-GA

January 29th, 2011
1:14 pm

“It’s a bit early to speculate…”

This is the point per se.

JAY adds the closing comment..

” It is an act of theft by people who sit thousands of miles away in perfect safety, trying to boost their own self-regard by wrapping themselves in the courage of others.”

This is equally salient and speaks not just to those of us opining here, but to policy makers as well.

I cannot recall now who said, and I paraphrase, “sometimes history is let off the leash.” This is pretty much what is happening across the Middle East. This is a popular uprising, and popular uprisings are generlly marked by two factors: no one is in control and of those taking to the streets, there are that many reasons for doing so. But the genie has been let out of the bottle. About the only thing we in the outside world can do at present is watch and wait. Act in haste, repent in leisure.

getalife

January 29th, 2011
2:28 pm

Our policy to choose stability over democracy is inconsistent with the Iraq occupation.

We chose a dictator’s stability over democracy in Egypt but not Iraq.

@@

January 29th, 2011
2:30 pm

Scout left this downstairs for you, josef.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYEV0Xo45jA&feature=related

Said he didn’t wanna disrupt what would, otherwise, is a beautiful day.

YIKES!

Back to the pool. I’m sweating (or perspiring as we ladies are said to do) out there.

@@

January 29th, 2011
2:31 pm

Whoops! Replace “is” with “be”.

Jay

January 29th, 2011
2:34 pm

No, Dave R., the plural “neo-cons” is quite appropriate. In addition to Nordlinger, you’ve got the infamous Elliott Abrams in The Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/28/AR2011012803144.html ) Peter Wehner in the neocon journal Commentary ) http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/wehner/388326 ) and no doubt others as well.

@@, to blame — or credit — Obama is no more accurate than blaming or crediting Bush. People don’t sit there in Cairo or Alexandria awaiting word from the United States about what they should do. We are not the center of their existence.

Kamchak

January 29th, 2011
2:38 pm

We are not the center of their existence.

But…but…but…Stratfor said that we are.

josef nix

January 29th, 2011
2:38 pm

@@

Thanks, I think! I won’t go into it here, but it doesn’t come as any great surprise to me…

JAY
Perhaps this might be an appropriate time and place to pass your opinions on Hezbollah and Lebanon…

AmVet

January 29th, 2011
2:40 pm

From downstairs, Mick and Bruno, thanks guys!

It is an act of theft by people who sit thousands of miles away in perfect safety, trying to boost their own self-regard by wrapping themselves in the courage of others.

Superbly said, sir. And sadly, one of the great travesties of the neo-con’s 101st Chairborne. Including the portly pundits and cowardly critics like Mr. Nordlinger.

No wonder the chickenhawks loathe you so, Jay.

Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnpBtRlfdjc&feature=related

Dave R.

January 29th, 2011
2:40 pm

“no doubt others as well”

Wow! paint an entire class of people with three – count ‘em – three sources! And project even further digging the hole even deeper.

Did you ever learn the use of a “qualifier” in journalism school, Jay? As in “some” or “many” or “a few”? Or is it just your goal in life to be as inaccurate as possible and paint all people you disagree with using as broad a brush as possible?

Adam

January 29th, 2011
2:41 pm

Well said, Jay. I really don’t think we can truly understand how those people feel or what they have been going through. Our country is very different, and our culture is very different.

Adam

January 29th, 2011
2:43 pm

Dave R.: 3 sources is plenty enough to show a pattern.

josef nix

January 29th, 2011
2:45 pm

ADAM

Technically speaking, it takes 5 to constitute a pattern…

Common Sense isn't very Common

January 29th, 2011
2:50 pm

Grinding poverty and a very dim future for the working class is what they have along with wealth concentrated in the hands of the few and corruption in politics yep, USA east

Dusty

January 29th, 2011
2:53 pm

We have been fighting terrorists in the Middle East for ten years now and that’s Iraq & Afghanistan.

Now suddenly we are responsible for an uprising in Egypt! Not from what I have read. This uprising came shortly after the one in TUNISIA began. After Wikileaks sitrred a lot of animostiy over its declarations, citizens in Tunisia found “the straw that broke the camel’s back” & started riots. The unrest in Egypt followedf. As @@ has mentioned to us, the Muslim BrotherHood knows a golden opportunity when they see it and they work for an Islamic theocracy.

The leaders of Tunisia and Egypt are to blame for these uprisings. They seemed to have stabalized their economics at the expense of their citizens.

Americans are not responsible for every unhappiness in the Middle East as Bookman woujld have us believe..The Israelies are not either. The destruction of present government in both countries is the prime goal of Islamic terror groups. Their goal is to control ME countries who are not run by Islamic fundamentalists. They hope to gather full control..Anti-American propaganda is one they use frequently to hide their own invasive cultism. .

JohnnyReb

January 29th, 2011
2:55 pm

The Obama administration does not have a firm foreign policy, they are all over the board. Contrast the state dinner for China, clearly a dictatorship with well known human righs issues, against the populist revolt in Egypt with Obama tryng to balance on the fence until he can fall safely on the side of history, and it makes you feel all warm and cozy doesn’t it.

To deny Iraqi democracy, as infant and corupt as it may be, had no influence on the Egyptian populist revolt screams of reality denial. If Clinton had been POTUS when Iraq was invaded, you would be struting and crowing.

And lastly, no Reagan did not bring down the Soviet Union single handily, but if you think it would have happened without him, perhaps you should spend your time learning history instead of blabbering.

Dave R.

January 29th, 2011
2:58 pm

Oh, and btw, Jay, the other two you cited were nowhere near as willing to credit Bush’s policy as they were citing Bush’s belief that people really do prefer freedom over oppression.

Reading comprehension is your friend, Jay.

Dave R.

January 29th, 2011
2:59 pm

“3 sources is plenty enough to show a pattern.”

Adam, reading comprehension is your friend. Maybe you should try it instead of drinking the Bookman Kool-aid some time.

getalife

January 29th, 2011
3:00 pm

Southern Comfort

January 29th, 2011
3:02 pm

Lil’ Barry Bailout

January 27th, 2011
11:09 am
It’s not likely to be forthcoming any time soon from the hater left or be heard in the Obamamedia, but our President Bush and his pro-democracy efforts in the Middle East deserve major credit should Tunisia, Egypt, or others become more free and open countries.

Make it 3 sources and one local poster…

getalife

January 29th, 2011
3:07 pm

They are “winning the future” (wtf) for themselves and their children.

The wealthy ’s control of governments is a global problem and they are partying in Switzerland as the people protest in the streets.

Our cons will continue to carry the wealthy water here in our country.

Common Sense isn't very Common

January 29th, 2011
3:12 pm

getalife@3:07 pm

Our cons will continue to carry the wealthy water here in our country.
———————————–
They can probably use the water to put out the fires in the burning vacant factories after the jobs are shipped to the 3rd world

Common Sense isn't very Common

January 29th, 2011
3:13 pm

Make it 3 sources and one local poster
Boy for the lunatic fringe

getalife

January 29th, 2011
3:16 pm

“They can probably use the water to put out the fires in the burning vacant factories after the jobs are shipped to the 3rd world.”

You will have to get them to come out under their beds first.

They are scared seeing the Muslims hit the streets to overthrow a dictator.

Poor cons.

retired early

January 29th, 2011
3:17 pm

The well educated Egyptian citizens began this uprising in Egypt. The “tweeter” users began their revolt in Tunisia. This has nothing to do with radical fundamentalist…and everything to do with western influence via our media enlightening these people. I have been expecting those who favored the war in Iraq to take credit for this revolt…which is pure hogwash. Watch now as talk radio begins the propaganda spin. These revolts say just the opposite…that we fought two wars needlessly in an effort to bring democracy to the region…had we simply waited, we would have saved our country from near bankruptcy….and more importantly…the lives of thousands of our brave soldiers.

Dusty

January 29th, 2011
3:20 pm

OK getalife,

You go for the fruit vendor starting a national protest and I’ll go for the realization by more information on the excesses of their government.

Could we call it 50/50 ? Your mind seems to work that way.

stands for decibels

January 29th, 2011
3:21 pm

Peeance Freeance, baybee.

World B. Free

January 29th, 2011
3:23 pm

al jazeera is the fox news of the middle east.

Dave R.

January 29th, 2011
3:26 pm

“had we simply waited, we would have saved our country from near bankruptcy”

Yeah, as if two wars could even come close to the overspending of Congress. Get a clue.

getalife

January 29th, 2011
3:27 pm

Dusty,

I posted how it started.

You posted:

Blame wikileaks.

You are wrong.

Admit it.

getalife

January 29th, 2011
3:28 pm

“Yeah, as if two wars could even come close to the overspending of Congress. Get a clue.”

Yeah, 4 trillion is chump change.

Dusty

January 29th, 2011
3:29 pm

Retired Early. 3:17

You antiwar protestors are not inspirational. You have only one view. That any war is needless. That is a blind directive that could be proven wrong by the establishment of our own country.

I abhor the killing of those who fight for us and those of other countries. The killings of genocide minded thugs leading their countries are far worse.

Southern Comfort

January 29th, 2011
3:29 pm

NoCom & getalife

Play nice… Not all conservatives are neo-cons. You can’t lump them all in one basket.

The “tweeter” users began their revolt in Tunisia. This has nothing to do with radical fundamentalist…and everything to do with western influence via our media enlightening these people.

You’re both right and wrong. There may indeed be western influence in the initial sparking of the revolution. However, to say that radical Islamic fundamentalist have nothing to do with it, is a tad bit off. They might not be responsible for the initial start-up. If they come in and appear to be siding with the protesters and it is bought hook, line, and sinker by the protesters, we’re in for a world of hurt for the forseeable future.

If radical fundamentalists can establish themselves within the protesters, it’s going to be a long, hard fight to separate them once they are fused into one. One misconception about the fundamentalists that get’s people confused is that, while they are using the words from the Quran to push their message, they’re playing on words that have multiple meanings and are simply emphasizing the meaning they want to push. Therefore, Muslims can not say that the radicals are not speaking true interpretations of Islam, they are just not speaking the ONLY true interpretation of Islam.

@@

January 29th, 2011
3:31 pm

jay:

@@, to blame — or credit — Obama is no more accurate than blaming or crediting Bush.

It was intended as a tongue in cheek comment.

People don’t sit there in Cairo or Alexandria awaiting word from the United States about what they should do. We are not the center of their existence.

Why tell me? Tell it to your left-wingers. They seem to think that EVERYTHING the U.S. does, or has done, justifies the rage throughout the Middle East.

Call it bad judgment or whatever you want. Obama should not have engaged The Muslim Brotherhood under any circumstances.

retired early

January 29th, 2011
3:33 pm

Dave R

Forget the money spent on these wars…what else did we sacrifice in these wars. You did not even mention the lives of thousands of our soldiers. I guess they did not matter to you. You want to talk about the budget regardless of the topic of the article.

atlas shrugging

January 29th, 2011
3:33 pm

Do you think we could recall the noble peace price that the great community organizer unjustifibly won. I travel to the middle east for business on a regular basis and the one thing I know for certain is that peace in that region of the world is an unrealistic dream.

getalife

January 29th, 2011
3:34 pm

“Not all conservatives are neo-cons. You can’t lump them all in one basket.”

They were in the Iraq debate.

TaxPayer

January 29th, 2011
3:35 pm

Perhaps we should recall those tear gas grenades that were made in the USA.

Dusty

January 29th, 2011
3:36 pm

Getalife,

My information came from reading just like yours did. I didn’t make mine up any more than you did. I can’t cite the source I read but believe me, I did not make it up and still don’t doubt it.

Doesn’t matter to me . Fruit vendor or Wikileaks? I don’t think either of them are important now. Whatever lighted the fuse is not important. How it comes OUT is more relevant.

The RushGlenn News Hour

January 29th, 2011
3:38 pm

Dusty can’t do links yet but we’re working on it. Please be patient.

Southern Comfort

January 29th, 2011
3:40 pm

getalife

You have a point there….

People don’t sit there in Cairo or Alexandria awaiting word from the United States about what they should do. We are not the center of their existence.

Why tell me? Tell it to your left-wingers. They seem to think that EVERYTHING the U.S. does, or has done, justifies the rage throughout the Middle East.

I think there is a difference between people in the ME waiting to hear a statment from Obama, Bush, Clinton or anybody else versus American troops on the ground engaged in firefights in their countries. It kinda brings that old statement to mind… “Actions speak louder than words”.

Obama should not have engaged The Muslim Brotherhood under any circumstances.

That should be on bumper stickers, t-shirts, and even the scroll bars on every news network.

Common Sense isn't very Common

January 29th, 2011
3:40 pm

With the widespread poverty in Eqypt the Islamic message of brotherhood is being heard. When a family is starving the first one to offer food is a gift from g0d

getalife

January 29th, 2011
3:40 pm

Well Dusty,

I think is important to see where they are coming from and what they are protesting.

Duh.

RW-(the original)

January 29th, 2011
3:41 pm

The situation in Egypt and the very existence of Jay Nordlinger are clearly Sarah Palin’s fault.

/moonbat off

I really don’t think it’s too big a stretch to see that others in your neighborhood have acquired a semblance of freedom and self-determination then after seeing that realizing you too may be able to go after that.

/drive by

Dusty

January 29th, 2011
3:43 pm

Dusty doesn’t do Rush Glen New Hours either. How’s the work going at Dem Headquarters? You seem a bit behind in Congressional membership? Better get to work.

Dave R.

January 29th, 2011
3:44 pm

“Yeah, 4 trillion is chump change”

Since it’s less than a third of our debt, it actually is.

getalife

January 29th, 2011
3:45 pm

I like how the neo cons are still spinning wmd’s in Iraq when the majority consensus is it was a mistake.

Now they are spinning our mistake caused freedom in Tunisia.

Too funny.

Dave R.

January 29th, 2011
3:45 pm

“You did not even mention the lives of thousands of our soldiers. I guess they did not matter to you.”

And you could not be more wrong. But then, we expect that of you.

Southern Comfort

January 29th, 2011
3:47 pm

How’s the work going at Dem Headquarters? You seem a bit behind in Congressional membership? Better get to work.

*Blowing my whistle……

We have an infraction on the play…. Unsportsmanlike conduct… Leading with the helmet… 15 yard penalty… automatic 1st down!!!

That was way, way too funny Dusty. I had to throw a penalty flag on you for that!!

getalife

January 29th, 2011
3:47 pm

“Since it’s less than a third of our debt, it actually is”

Not sure of the value of over a million d ead but factor that into your costs dave.

Dusty

January 29th, 2011
3:47 pm

Getalife,

If you don’t know what they are protesting in Egypt, you do need to read some more. Good luck!!

getalife

January 29th, 2011
3:50 pm

Tell me Dusty.

Why are they hitting the streets.

I am all ears.

Dave R.

January 29th, 2011
3:51 pm

“Not sure of the value of over a million d ead but factor that into your costs dave.”

I’d like to see you substantiate the million dead, getalife.

And since retiredds was bring up bankrupting our country, the number of dead aren’t part of that particular conversation.

stands for decibels

January 29th, 2011
3:51 pm

I disagree with this.

“Clearly, the best next step is a 150,000 person US occupation of Egypt so we can write their constitution, figure out who their interim leader should be, and then spend 10 years training security forces.

Also mercenaries. Lots and lots of mercenaries.”

He’s forgotten about the tax cuts that will be needed to pay for it.

Common Sense isn't very Common

January 29th, 2011
3:52 pm

Obama only wanted to visit the Brotherhood to see if any of his muslim Kenyan cousins were in town.

:-)

Kamchak

January 29th, 2011
3:53 pm

The words out….everyone is free to use it…..even trailer park trash.

Oy to the vey — there’s your sign.

Southern Comfort

January 29th, 2011
3:55 pm

Can’t offer that with a blow-up pool, now can I?

Only if you own one of these:

http://www.poolsinflatable.com/ellipse_pool_28×12x48.html

or

http://www.poolsinflatable.com/frame_set_16×32x52_ultra.html

(IS&WH)

The RushGlenn News Hour

January 29th, 2011
3:55 pm

How’s the work going at Dem Headquarters? You seem a bit behind in Congressional membership? Better get to work.

We wouldn’t want to see that blame finger point toward a Republican now would we. So it is actually a wise move by Republicans to keep a few Democrats around for that purpose.

getalife

January 29th, 2011
3:56 pm

“I’d like to see you substantiate the million dead, getalife”.

Well, they are still getting blown up so the totals are not final yet but:

“We don’t do body counts” General Franks.

@@

January 29th, 2011
3:57 pm

Dipsh*t:

Except for my 3:47, have you ever seen me use “trailer park trash” to refer to anyone? No you haven’t. It’s your side that does that.

Dusty

January 29th, 2011
3:58 pm

SoCo @ 3:47

PENALTY!! Come on!! I’m gonna make a touchdown yet (if getalife would stop tackling me before kick off ) !!!

AmVet

January 29th, 2011
3:58 pm

America simply cannot trust Republicans with the lives of our troops anymore.

Not until a handful of their “leadership” (term used VERY loosely) actually serves in a uniform other than this one…

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTVGw8_PBsQeP0GOlPzx00LAIZc7mGe_YHt8swzScXFlJ-fDcuLKA&t=1

Cleaning up all those palm leaves also takes time…

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-6331698478232_2138_80695640

The RushGlenn News Hour

January 29th, 2011
3:59 pm

Trailer Park Trash is welcome at @@’s. Where do you live. I’ll be right over. Can I bring the rest of the folks. It’s a big park. How big is your pool. Do you have any beer.

Southern Comfort

January 29th, 2011
4:00 pm

Dusty

As a ref, it appeared as though you were on defense at that particular moment. I must say, that was one nasty hit thought…. I’d give it a 15 on a 10-pt scale. :)

I’m still laughing about it.

@@

January 29th, 2011
4:02 pm

SoCo:

Had I had one of these as a child, I would’a really been something.

A slide? Now THAT would’ve been something to brag about.

getalife

January 29th, 2011
4:02 pm

I have the cover on our pool and “trailer park trash” are allowed if they look good in a thong bikini.

ingleburt humperdink

January 29th, 2011
4:04 pm

I’ll give conservatives credit, just adds to all the blood on their hands.

Southern Comfort

January 29th, 2011
4:05 pm

@@

The slide is the killer. Put’s it way over the top. As a kid, I would have been happy with one of these myself.

Soames

January 29th, 2011
4:06 pm

Maybe we can send the Westboro Baptist nuts over there to fight for the Egpytian government.

America isn’t the only country in the world to meddle in Middle Eastern affairs but we are pretty good at it.

Common Sense isn't very Common

January 29th, 2011
4:08 pm

AMVET sometimes you give them too much credit LOL

They seem to be great at starting crap and then no follow through (Mission accomplished)

Bob Barker

January 29th, 2011
4:09 pm

Show me..

“I’ll give conservatives credit, just adds to all the blood on their hands.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-OkHz2Lmy0

Dusty

January 29th, 2011
4:11 pm

Thank you, SoCo. 4:00….
As ’tis said “It isn’t whether you win or lose but how you play the game”. Aww but I want to win!!! You can be my referee any time!!

Nevertheless… en garde!.I must make this point clear right now.
I DO NOT OWN A SWIMMING POOL. Not concrete. Not blow up. Not a lilypad one. Not even a gold fish bowl.

Just wanted you to know that I play this game fairly…

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January 29th, 2011
4:12 pm

SoCo:

Isn’t that a bathtub?

Moderate Line

January 29th, 2011
4:12 pm

To claim that they are instead taking such risks because they were inspired by the U.S. invasion of Iraq nine years ago is to attempt to rob them of credit for their own bravery
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I don’t agree that the Iraq Invasion spurred on the present events in Egypt but I am not sure how believing such could rob the Egyptians of getting credit for their bravery. Peter the Great transform Russia based on the ideas of the enlightenment which were developed in Western Europe. Does that make him less brave or intelligent because they were not his own?

I guess the goal is to find something negative to say about necon and then find some rationalization for it.

Soames

January 29th, 2011
4:13 pm

BTW – Americans can’t trust Democrats with the military either. We’re still in Afghanistan…hell, we sent more troops.

Keep your heads buried in the partisan cat box. I hear it smells nice down there.

Knees in the breeze. It’s too nice outside to be on the computer.

Bob Barker

January 29th, 2011
4:14 pm

LOL @ Dusty!!

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When you add soap and a bath cloth, yes, it’s a bath tub. When you put it outside for frolicking and playing, it could be a pool. Only pool growing up was the public pool. I didn’t even have a little plastic kiddie pool.

Southern Comfort

January 29th, 2011
4:15 pm

Guess I should have changed out of my gameshow host suit. :)

Dusty

January 29th, 2011
4:16 pm

getalife, somewhere back there…

Did not mean to neglect you.

THEY are rioting because they do not like armadillos. Now, are you satisfied? I bet you don’t even have a swimming pool. Just a bikini.

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January 29th, 2011
4:17 pm

Does anyone here recall Ayman al-Zawahiri’s birthplace?

Egypt.

retired early

January 29th, 2011
4:17 pm

Dusty

In a perfect world the UN would fulfill it’s mandate and oust these repressive regimes, But we know that won’t happen. Absent that…America cannot do it alone…nor should we. The Iraq war was mistake on many levels. The country had no WMA’s like North Korea…but they certainly had oil. So, if the war was for National Security, as stated…why did we not go to N Korea instead…why…because it was about our ‘economic’ interest in the region. We are infidels…what we would call demons to these Muslims, so when we stepped foot on their sacred holy land…to save them from their dictator we were not welcomed or thanked for our aid because we violated their sacred ground. They cannot accept a demon coming to their aid… it is humiliating in their culture. They don’t trust demons…who have self serving reasons for their help. Our history in the Arab world, where we overthrew a democratically elected president…not friendly to the US,,,with a fundamentalist dictator back in the 70’s in Iran…to supporting Saddam with weapons and foreign aid, then, when he scared the Saudis…we manufactured reasons to take him out on their behalf…inspired the most radical muslims to declare war or jihad against us. So, no they don’t trust us…with good reason…and we sure as hell can’t claim responsibility via the Iraq war in inspiring these revolts now taking place.

TaxPayer

January 29th, 2011
4:17 pm

I’m waiting until I get my latest History book from Texas before I decide who to credit with what.

Kamchak

January 29th, 2011
4:21 pm

Southern Comfort — ineligible game show show host down field 15 yds.

First down!

getalife

January 29th, 2011
4:21 pm

“THEY are rioting because they do not like armadillos. Now, are you satisfied? I bet you don’t even have a swimming pool. Just a bikini.”

We can always count on Dusty for being wrong.