This is every congressional hearing, no matter the topic, no matter who controls the committee.
These things are designed for two things: to allow the reporters to generate headlines, and to allow the congress critter's to generate sound bites for re-election campaign ads.
These are not designed to "inform" the public, they are not designed for "congressional oversight", and they are not designed to "get to the bottom" of things or to "hold people accountable".
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Kabuki theater. No accountability. No consequences. Hence, no negative outcomes for the guilty parties. Who will be further emboldened to disregard their oaths AND the Constitution, in their future actions. Regards 18DAI
7+1 Rounds of hope and change
Which I've come to accept in most cases when the two groups of spoiled irresponsible children are squabbling over money or what bathroom people can use. However, they disgust me when the topic at hand (or should be) isn't why 13 American military lives were squandered irresponsibly, and who knows how many others were rendered permanently disabled, while $80 billion dollars of US military equipment was handed over to a global terrorist organization hell bent on killing Americans. These assholes, not unlike the phony generals sitting in front of them, have no GD clue what their jobs are any more. If this country were to ever face a 'real' military threat, we'd be utterly screwed.
Guns are awesome because they shoot solid lead freedom. Every man should have several guns. And several dogs, because a man with a cat is a woman. Kurt Schlichter
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"If this country were to ever face a 'real' military threat, we'd be utterly screwed"
There's accountability and consequences...
Look at the Marine Corps Lt Col that's sitting in the Brig right now.
Oh, wait... you mean for the GUILTY.
Oh no, no consequences for them.
"When its time to shoot, shoot. Dont talk!"
“What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It’s not good at much else.” —Author Tom Clancy
State getting the blame...
While Miley gets plenty of attention for their shortcomings and integrity questions, they're not wrong on this, Kabul and Afghanistan as a whole, was State's responsibility
Scoop: Milley's blunt private blame for the State Department
This guy... Has no clue which side he is on. Rot in prison for all I care.
That’s why I don’t send my money to anyone, unless I know them personally, they are a member here, or it’s the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
"Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor.”
― Robert A. Heinlein
“ You may beat me, but you will never win.” sigmonkey-2020
There is a strong tendency to forget that the enemy of my enemy is not always my friend.
Crazies can be enemies of everyone, and often are.
I don’t claim any special skill at predicting who will turn out to be a crazy that is the enemy of everyone, but this one’s story was odd from the beginning. If there is something I have learned it is that withholding judgment about people whom I don’t know and especially if I know little or nothing about what they’ve done to attract unwanted attention is usually wise.
“The fundamental cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
— Bertrand Russell
Well, there's nothing like shitting on the people who support you.
And from our side, there's nothing like being made a fool of.
He must be the ultimate lone wolf, huh? Fuck everybody, right, man?
I guess the lesson here is, proceed very cautiously. Be sceptical, and if someone kinda acts like a loon, maybe they're really aloon, no matter how much we like what they're saying or doing.
Well I sure as hell didn't give him any money.
I did however think, for a brief moment, that this may have been the beginning of some God's honest pushback.
Jackass is setting himself up to be the darling of no one. Wrecked his retirement, will live the rest of his life with a Dishonorable, and then he shits on people who would have supported him.
I feel bad for his kids. They have one messed-up father.
Future spokesman for Black Rifle Coffee Company perhaps?
"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it." — Mark Twain
“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” — H. L. Mencken
“The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." — Thomas Jefferson
“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” — H. L. Mencken
from the abyss
Yeah, he's clearly not all that bright. Anybody who's ever been in knew that they would make an example of him. You just don't do what he did and walk away scot-free.
The smart move would have been to resign first then open your yap.
"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy." Winston Churchill
I'm not trying to be insulting. They behave like animals, so, they're animals. An old barn would be too nice for these animals.
They don't understand basic sanitation, they have no respect for the property of others, they steal from other guests, they have no concept of how to behave in a public place, they stink, they piss on the floors, they tear up their rooms and common spaces in the hotel, they have zero control over their fucking screaming brats, and that's just for starters.
I am beginning to suspect a mental break
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|wishing we |
The Marine Corps officer who was confined to the brig after making social media comments criticizing the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan was freed from confinement on Tuesday.
According to Military Times, Lt. Col. Stu Scheller reached a deal with the Marine Corps, resulting in his release. Scheller remains bound by a gag order that prevents him from making more social media videos discussing his case.
Scheller’s attorneys continue to pursue a deal with the military which allows him to walk away with an honorable discharge, as opposed to a lesser discharge.
?? Scheller trashes Trump. Scheller freed from confinement. ?? related ??
|wishing we |
The Group of 20 (G20) held a video conference on Tuesday at which they agreed the Taliban must be actively involved in distributing humanitarian aid to the people of Afghanistan. The group insisted this concession should not be construed as formal recognition of the Taliban’s legitimacy.
What could go wrong ?
Shit...Mogadishu Part Deux. Doesn't take a Rocket Surgeon...
"If you’re a leader, you lead the way. Not just on the easy ones; you take the tough ones too…” – MAJ Richard D. Winters (1918-2011), E Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne
"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil... Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel." - Isaiah 5:20,24
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