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Lindsey Graham: The Fearmongering Is Getting Out Of Control

SENATOR SEES “AN AMERICAN CITY IN FLAMES …” U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is still refusing to appear at a series of town hall debates in his home state, but God forbid you stand between him and one of the “Inside the Beltway” talk shows in Washington, D.C. Graham may not have…

SENATOR SEES “AN AMERICAN CITY IN FLAMES …”

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is still refusing to appear at a series of town hall debates in his home state, but God forbid you stand between him and one of the “Inside the Beltway” talk shows in Washington, D.C.

Graham may not have time for South Carolina, but apparently he’s still got plenty of time to shill for defense contractors via the establishment media …

To wit: Graham appeared on Fox News Sunday  this week, ratcheting up his best fearmongering yet as it relates to the ongoing American military intervention in Iraq against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“I think of an American city in flames because of the terrorists’ ability to operate in Syria and Iraq,” Graham said.

Wait … in Syria?  Isn’t that where Graham and his fellow whore for the military-industrial complex, John McCain, have been supporting radical jihadists linked to ISIS?  Why yes … yes it is.

In fact Graham said America had to help those  jihadists because if we didn’t, Iran would nuke the Port of Charleston.  And Iran, of course, is the country Graham recently said we should ally with in order to stop the spread of the radical jihadists in Iraq.

Those are the jihadists we are now bombing … even though they are linked to the jihadists we’ve been subsidizing in other countries.

Does any of that make even one iota of sense?

Of course not.  Nor does the fact that America’s bomber-in-chief – currently enjoying a two-week vacation in Martha’s Vineyard – still hasn’t requested or received permission from the U.S. Congress for his latest military action.

But Barack Obama‘s bombing campaign against ISIS isn’t good enough for Graham.  He wants more.

“Iraq and Syria combined represent a direct threat to our homeland,” Graham said on Fox News Sunday .  “His responsibility as president is to defend this nation. If he does not go on the offensive against ISIS, ISIL — whatever you want to call these guys — they are coming here!”

Heard that line before?  It’s the exact same rhetoric used by McCain when he ran for president in 2008 against Obama – who frequently belittled the 2003-11 Iraq War as a “dumb war” and the “wrong war.”  Come to think of it, “if we don’t go there, they’ll come here” is the tired old logic of most of these “neoconservative” warmongers … who neglect to point out that “they” keep coming here precisely because we won’t stop going over there .  Usually going on the thinnest of pretenses – and in a manner that winds up killing thousands of innocent people.

“This is just not about Baghdad, this is just not about Syria, this is about our homeland,” Graham said.  “And if we get attacked because he has no strategy to protect us, then he will have committed a blunder for the ages.”

Actually, Senator, the “blunder for the ages” is ongoing – it is the dumping of trillions of dollars and thousands of American lives into conflicts in which we have no business intervening.  All to fatten the pockets of the military contractors Graham so slavishly serves.

Which brings us to the bottom line: If an American city does  wind up in flames, it will be precisely because we couldn’t stop meddling in the Middle East.  Not because we refused to follow Graham’s advice of bombing and invading everybody under the desert sun.

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77 comments

GrandTango August 10, 2014 at 8:10 pm

Naw, that could never happen. Jihadists are such a peaceful people…Hey wait a minute….what is the date a month from tomorrow?

PS: Doesn’t FITS demand Due Process for Terrorists, but he’s pretty quiet on illegal Border Crashers, because they are future democrat voters? Please…..There is a lesson on consistency and credibility in just that statement.

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Thomas August 10, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Man, Sen Graham (POS-SC) really laid on thick. The Federal Government has out lawed explosives. Fertilizer is even highly regulated. Still no word what was used for that Boston Marathon “bombing”. Bullets? Plenty. Magazine fed automatic assaults rifles? Illegal. Airport security? Tight. Southern border? Oooops. Even if Al Qaeda (Isis) were to get all the way across 11,000 km to our shores by boat, they would have to bring their own munitions. If the NSA’s global snooping apparatus, the F.B.I.’s Carnivore or DCS1000 after the 2005 update that gobbles up electronic emails and communications, the PATRIOT Act with all the added government security agencies, and Dodd-Frank’s banking bill introducing harsh capital controls can’t stop any attack before it happens, then wtf do we need it all for? If any group of retards can beat all the redundant safety and security protocols the Government force-feared on us, this author has to opine our own government is involved. Get a life, Lindsey.

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euwe max August 10, 2014 at 8:48 pm

I’m going out right now and buying a clapper!

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idcydm August 10, 2014 at 8:49 pm

Not if but when.

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muhaha August 10, 2014 at 9:35 pm

All the more reason to deport illegals…YESTERDAY….and enforce CURRENT immigration laws…

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archibald22 August 10, 2014 at 9:38 pm

So these people want the U.S. back in Iraq. I heard someone say “you can not fix stupid”.

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Slartibartfast August 10, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Did anyone see Huckabee say we should all stop using the word, “RINO?” Well, at least now we know who Lindsey’s BFF is. To paraphrase a certain biblical saint, “Nothing good ever came from Arkansas..” only in this case, it’s the truth.

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Sandi Morals August 10, 2014 at 10:32 pm

I did. Huckabee’s smear campaign on Romney and his Mormon faith defeated Romney. Conservative Christians stayed home.

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RogueElephant August 11, 2014 at 8:14 am

What is really scary is the fact that in 16 we have to pick one of these guys to represent the Republican Party. As Mike likes to say : The tallest midget in the circus. No RR in sight.

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Sandi Morals August 11, 2014 at 9:26 am

Keep the faith.2016 will be about getting the vote out, nothing else.
The Democrat Party will be finished after these mid-terms and I don’t think they can recover for a decade particularly in state house/senate and local races.

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CorruptionInColumbia August 11, 2014 at 10:23 am

Not if the Republicans don’t field some better candidates than they have been offering in recent years and renounce the widespread corruption which they harbor in SC.

Their corruption exceeds the levels previously associated with the Democrats.

RogueElephant August 11, 2014 at 5:49 pm

CiC, Beg to differ but m:The worst Republican ex. Grahamnasty, is better than the best Dim.(I don’t have a name for this).

Rocky August 11, 2014 at 10:29 am

Demographics sort of predict a different outcome.

Sandi Morals August 11, 2014 at 10:45 am

In 2014? Dems are going to be destroyed because of Obama.
Beyond that the country is 72% white. Do the math.Will be 50 years before socialists like yourself get a country that looks like Cuba or Uganda.Keep your job.

Rocky August 11, 2014 at 11:41 am

Sandi – no offense – but to win the White House (no pun) – you have to carry at least Florida, or California, or Virginia, and NY – in some combination – just don’t see it happenin’ for ya’ll anytime soon. And can you think of anything CA and FL have in common? Think hard. Pedro sez – chili tonight – hot tamale.

RogueElephant August 11, 2014 at 5:53 pm

I think we should draft Netanyahu for POTUS in 16. We have already voided the Constitution with Obummer. as in set a precedent. He is more Republican as well as Reaganesq than any of the others. I would gladly vote for him.

Smirks August 11, 2014 at 8:15 am

Sounds like the religious right bites the Republicans in the ass once again. What a shock.

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Sandi Morals August 11, 2014 at 9:21 am

Yep.Thankfully the Democrat Party has been exposed as the party of God hating perverts that support radical terrorists and despise America.
We still got a chance.

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Spanner August 10, 2014 at 9:59 pm

hahah Geat article. On point.
People like him destroyed the American economy for dumb wars and just as we are recovering he wants to blow any money left on arms contractors and people in other countries. Typical.

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Rocky August 11, 2014 at 10:07 am

Worse, they destroy the US military by exhusting it then refusing to pay for the increased costs to rebuild it.

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Bible Thumper August 10, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Folks’ article comparing NC and SC roads doesn’t even mention that NC has the highest (over double) and SC the lowest gasoline and diesel taxes in the southeast.

Now he expresses such radical views on Iraq that not one Senator or House member has expressed even remote agreement with him. Folks is so far out there, it is pointless to argue. Some have asked for Congressional approval, some oppose mission creep, but no one (from my Google search) has said they oppose air strikes to protect the Yazidis or Erbil. Why bother arguing the points when no one important agrees.

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Slartibartfast August 10, 2014 at 10:20 pm

Because when it comes to science, even political science, consensus is a sin. The Sanhedrin had consensus. Only Joseph from Arimathea questioned their actions, so the story goes.

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Yep! August 10, 2014 at 11:48 pm

There was consensus that Saddam was a bad guy too…of course that was AFTER he was no longer our ally. That goes for Al Qaeda too.

There’s almost always consensus among the sheeple when the US propaganda machine brands a new bogeyman…the oops comes much later after the machine moves on and historians pick up the rubble/bits of truth in the aftermath.

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Bible Thumper August 11, 2014 at 12:57 am

“consensus among the sheeple”
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Once democracy is able to take root and the institutions of justice are established, there is no better place to put your
confidence in than the “sheeple”.

It works better than kings, dictators, oligarchies, intelligentsia, one party states or arrogant know-it-alls.

If you stand back and look at the big picture, democracy has done pretty well over the last 238 years relying on the so called “sheeple”.

Weak minded cynics believe that because others disagree means they are intellectually superior. They use terms like sheeple, shill and puppet because they are intellectually incapable of understanding an opposing viewpoint.

When you, fits, and others use the terms sheeple, shill, and puppet why bother posting a comment. You’ve given up persuasion and sunk to insults.

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Yep! August 11, 2014 at 11:39 am

“Once democracy is able to take root and the institutions of justice are established, there is no better place to put your confidence in than the “sheeple”.”

Someone people aren’t deserving of persuasion, like yourself for example. When feel good statements with no basis in reality are sold as truth by the “good cynics”, like yourself, then why bother?

Oh, we weren’t supposed to be living in a “democracy” as you put it either champ, but that’s a whole different topic.

Sandi Morals August 10, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Ron Paul is a racist, isolationist. The apple didn’t fall far from the ‘tree’ with Rand.
Ron had a problem with blacks. Look at his writings and comments.
Rand has a problem with Jews. Look at his comments and policy toward Israel.
I would vote for Tom Ervin and Barack Obama before I would support Rand Paul for President.
My point? If FITS supports the Paul’s , they are indeed “radical” and way out there.

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You forgot your dunce cap August 10, 2014 at 11:56 pm

“My point?”

On your head?

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Bible Thumper August 11, 2014 at 12:20 am

“I would vote for Tom Ervin and Barack Obama before I would support Rand Paul for President.”
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Especially the nonsense Ron has said since leaving office, I would agree. Ervin is the more fraudulent of the three. He is smart enough to know he can’t win, but knows he can help Sheheen.

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nitrat August 11, 2014 at 8:21 am

Rand is not trying to ‘move more to the mainstream’.
He’s lying and lying and lying to try to fool people into believing he’s moved more to the mainstream.
All he’s succeeding in doing is looking like a flip flopper. And, as he moves toward 2016, he will just accumulate an ever increasing portfolio of those flip flops.

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Smirks August 11, 2014 at 8:34 am

All he’s succeeding in doing is looking like a flip flopper. And, as he
moves toward 2016, he will just accumulate an ever increasing portfolio
of those flip flops.

Flip flopping works well enough to win primaries, though. Romney can attest to that.

Sandi Morals August 11, 2014 at 9:42 am

I agree. As you have noted, ‘follow the money”? If you think about it Ervin not only is trying to destroy Haley he is also trying to destroy the SC Republican Party.
What a legacy to leave your children and grandchildren.

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Smirks August 11, 2014 at 8:29 am

Sandi has a problem with gays. Look at her commenting homophobic slurs and promoting second-class citizen status for them.
My point? Sandi’s the last person that needs to be talking about bigotry.

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Sandi Morals August 11, 2014 at 9:39 am

I don’t have a problem with ‘gays’ you lying POS and I have never used homophobic slurs.
I just believe marriage is between a man and a women and that the state should not sanction gay marriage.
I have a ‘nephew’ that is gay and have posted that on FITS.You have decided to go after my family?
Bring it it on you Christ hating, deviant, lying SOB.
Will called you a socialist and you threatened to leave FITS and take others with you . All I needed to know about your lack of character. I am glad ‘replying’ to my comments has given you a reason to get up and post everyday.

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Rocky August 11, 2014 at 9:54 am

I hate to say this – but hey – Sandi – if you have a nephew who is gay and you still love him – good on you. But why did you put nephew in quoates? Anyway – you can be all for marriage between a man and a woman – but I don’t think government has any right to codify that. Marriage is between two consenting adults who want to be bound in a legal contract – foundationed – we hope – with a loving relationship.
But back to the topic at hand – let’s bomb ’em, and send in some troops. We want keeeelllll, keeeellllll, have Muslim guts and stuff hanging from our teeth. Keeeelllllll. And Lindsey should lead the way. Let’s strap him up to a ‘chute and have him be the first to yell Jeronimo – of whould he yell – Jeremy!!!.

Mike at the Beach August 10, 2014 at 10:56 pm

Thank goodness I’m not the only who’s noticed FITS’ not-so-gradual slide into La La Land over the past year or two. I actually thought about refuting some of the silliness about the makeup of the IS militia, our involvement with them, and all of that but I just don’t have the time to fade all of the nitwittery that would ensue from folks who demonstrate very little understanding of how the Mideast works. FITS has staked out some crazy-ass positions of late, and there’s an old saw (that became an old saw because it’s accurate) that says that when you are all alone in your position, one of two things is happening. You are either so much smarter than everyone you are leading the curve, or you are so far removed from the correct answer that you need to regroup. I’ll leave it to others to guess where FITS is on the IS militia.

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HD August 11, 2014 at 8:25 am

I am far from expert in ME affairs, and don’t have to be to know that American retrenchment and isolationism didn’t work when two oceans were essentially moats around us. It sure as hell isn’t smart in 2014. The unfortunate reality (the opposite of fantasy – to put a fine point on it) is that we have to be deeply engaged in the world. The nature of that engagement will vary constantly. Sometimes it will work well and quickly, other times it won’t. Contrary to the notions of many, of all political persuasions, this stuff is exceedingly complex. Today’s ally may be tomorrow’s foe. People who don’t get that are either children or fools.

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HDloveswar August 11, 2014 at 9:18 am

“Today’s ally may be tomorrow’s foe”

That’s a perfect rationalization for perpetual war, prodded on by the world’s great arbitrator.

What you should have said:

“Today’s enemy is today’s ally, also”

“children or fools”?? Ha.

Try harder.

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Mike at the Beach August 11, 2014 at 9:29 am

Silliness and bias on your part. How’s our longstanding alliance with Germany and Japan working out for your theory?

Mike at the Beach August 11, 2014 at 9:28 am

Preach it brother!

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shifty henry August 10, 2014 at 10:17 pm

Brigadier General Lindsey G. Halftrack will be in full battle dress while personally leading his combined arms brigade to protect us. His showing of shock and awe will settle their hash in about, oh, 24 hours I would guess. So I ain’t worried – right now anyway…..

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Fancy Gentleman from SC August 10, 2014 at 11:45 pm

“Brigadier General Lindsey G. Halftrack will be in full battle dress”

…and he’ll look FABULOUS while doing so.

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RogueElephant August 11, 2014 at 8:06 am

Someone shot off a firecracker close to Gen. Graham,. Those brown spots ain’t camo. LOL

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Smirks August 11, 2014 at 8:16 am

No wonder he’s thinking of a flaming American city.

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Sandi Morals August 11, 2014 at 9:49 am

Smirks Fancy Gentleman from SC • an hour ago

No wonder he’s thinking of a flaming American city.

Add homophobic and gay bashing to your resume of hate and deceit.
Disgraceful comment by you above.

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The Casro August 11, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Glad you know you’re down with anal penetration and rug munching Sandi. Give me a call sometime.

Rocky August 11, 2014 at 9:49 am

Yes, he looks Maavolus – si?

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RogueElephant August 10, 2014 at 11:31 pm

After Graham and his handler (McCain) made fools of themselves in Egypt and Syria you would think he would STFU and crawl back under his rock. But no such luck. He is the first to jump up and yell “shoot something at someone”. You never hear the “oops I screwed up” that comes a week or two later. Let’s get rid of this POS in Nov.

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Nölff August 11, 2014 at 8:49 am

I’d love to see that.

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CorruptionInColumbia August 11, 2014 at 1:19 am

Test One Two Three

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Tazmaniac August 11, 2014 at 8:25 am

Whats up CiC? Someone doing a number on you?

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CorruptionInColumbia August 11, 2014 at 8:35 am

Hi Taz. They did, but I’m back on here. 10-8 and feeling great!

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Graham is F-ked Up August 11, 2014 at 6:33 am

And we wonder why 70% of the nation hates Graham. But voters in South Carolina are conformist. They simply do not keep up with the foolish and insane bullshit that Graham dishes out. You have to make them listen. You have to put up a billboards. TV is so old fashion to get a message out. Take the message where people see it You need signs too.
But remember, many in SC do not waste their time voting. You have to rattle them enough, motivate them enough, to do it. Like throwing parties where large numbers show up. Kind of like a pep rally thing right before elections.
All in all, Graham is certainly an easy one to destroy and make to look like the insane fool that he is. Thing is, can you do it at the polls?

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Never Trust a War Monger August 11, 2014 at 6:49 am

He is certainly freaky. Sadism is detected in Lindsey Graham.

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Never Trust a War Monger August 11, 2014 at 6:58 am

TAKE NOTE ——— Graham’s campaign is already altering the Wikipedia page about him. The information is bogus and inaccurate. Regardless of his supporter attempting to pump him up into some kind of hero and a Saint. His bizarre conduct and words easily shows that he is a mental case.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senator_Lindsey_Graham

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We All Know Why August 11, 2014 at 7:03 am

Tim Scott Says GOP Wants Diversity; Doesn’t Endorse Sen. Graham …….. Crossfire: Sen. Tim Scott passes on Sen. Lindsey Graham … ELECTION 2014: US Sen. Tim Scott evades Lindsey Graham

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Lindsayanything4a$ August 11, 2014 at 7:37 am

Lindsay Anything,

Shill for the corporate sponsor. Any sponsor.

You donate, he’ll screw over his constituents.

Typical political actor whoring himself to the highest bidders.

“conservative?” BWAHHHHHHHHHHahahahahahahaahahahahahahahaha

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nitrat August 11, 2014 at 8:26 am

Just look how nasty that yeller hair dye looks as it grows out…

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CorruptionInColumbia August 11, 2014 at 9:04 am

I wonder if he uses the same “hair gel” as portrayed in that scene in “There’s Something About Mary”.

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LOSER!!!! August 11, 2014 at 8:48 am

Lindsayanything4a$, Never Trust a War Monger,
We All Know Why, Graham is F-ked Up, etcThey are all the same idiot spewing out anything he can to bash Graham. (notice everyone of those post came through at the same time?) Truth be told no Graham isn’t good, nut he is the better of the evils. This idiot talking on here isn’t even from not only this state, he lives in California, the same state that has Nancy Fucking Pelosi! Enough said!! Stop wasting your breathe dumbass, you will have zero to say about the final outcome of this election. But I guess you have absolutely nothing better to do than to troll other websites

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CNSYD August 11, 2014 at 8:49 am

Will, Will! You won! The Goebbels prize is yours. You don’t have to keep repeating the same lies. You have believers in your followers. All dozen of them.

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GrandTango August 11, 2014 at 10:05 am

Ravenel just issued a release trying to make political gain w/ this. I think it’s stupid politically to try to Bash Iraq right now. If ever a country needed help to rescue Christians and innocent children, it’s now.

Bush looks justified, and Obama, Ravenel, RonPaul and FITS look like selfish Dumb@$$#$…

Ravenel should keep his mouth shut. I got a good piece up about it, and I’m not getting paid by Ravenel.

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Rocky August 11, 2014 at 10:32 am

And those Christians are more deserving than the little Catholic kids coming across the border escaping the same type of violence in Central America – right?
Because once those “Christians” get to western Turkey the first gringo they’ll see is a Counselor Officer getting them a visa to America.

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GrandTango August 11, 2014 at 11:02 am

There’s a BIG difference in parents abdicating responsibility for their children, to get them a welfare check, food stamps and free college tuition, paid for by us who must do without…and the Filthy monster Jihadists you and Obama support…beheading children…You ignorant F*#king Liberal Dumb@$$….

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Rocky August 11, 2014 at 11:44 am

So parents abdicating responsibility to send their Iraqi children to the Detriot and get a welfare check is OK? Thought so. Was just checking in you racist piece of encrusted hog dung from Hampton.

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GrandTango August 11, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Again: Dumping your own child for a Welfare Check, because Barack Obama promised you a hand-out for votes…is nothing like fleeing the Islamic Jihadists’ decapitating sickle…you brain-dead, Dumb@$$….You can’t be that F*#king Stupid, Can you?

PS: Why isn’t Obama bombing South America, if it’s as bad as Iraq?…Even he does not agree with your Ignorant @$$…

Rocky Havin' Fun August 11, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Because, moron stink-bomb potty mouth $-sign impregnated idiot – Brazil is in South America. Honduras is in Central America – you gotta go through Panama to get to South America – you inbred geo-graphically challanged fool of horses rear end. Gosh, can you really be so astronomically stupid and inept? But hey – how’s the web-site going.

Rocky Havin' Fun August 11, 2014 at 3:59 pm

We don’t have to bomb Guatamala to save their kids, we just let them stay. Thinking maybe we should house them at Fort Jackson – there’s plenty of room there – you percent-sign – hashtag cowardly dog dirt commie queer.

GrandTango August 11, 2014 at 5:05 pm

I must have really hit the nail on the head. Hahahah…A roach runs to light when exposed. And that I did…LMAO….

Nazi Field Marshall Graham August 11, 2014 at 10:54 am

You want to cover the cost of saving the planet from itself? If so, are you prepared to eat dirt just to live? To make “boot soup”?

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GrandTango August 11, 2014 at 11:03 am

What? …Is that you Gov. Moon-beam?

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Kumbaya August 11, 2014 at 11:21 am

Its that pot smoking hippie from Nancy Pelosi’s state of California trolling on this site

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Nazi Field Marshall Graham August 11, 2014 at 10:58 am

OMG!!! … Osama Bin Laden look alike walks across border into the USA …. VIDEO: Man dressed as Osama bin Laden sneaks across border from Mexico… http://dailycaller.com/2014/08/11/new-video-james-okeefe-crosses-the-border-as-osama-bin-laden/

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you suck!!! August 11, 2014 at 11:00 pm

And how in the fuck is that grahams fault? Dumbass!!!

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you suck!!! August 11, 2014 at 11:12 pm

And guess what, dumbass!!! I want to suck Grahams PeePee!!!!!! How do you like that????

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good try August 12, 2014 at 9:48 am

funny part about you trying to post it like I did, about is you really do want to blow him. The more a person bashes a gay man the more they really are gay and just try over compensate to hide it. How do you like them apples gay boy?

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Nazi Field Marshall Graham August 11, 2014 at 11:02 am

Graham has been leading the RINO treason to force mass illegal alien amnesty and open borders immigration on the American public.

Outed as an immigration traitor in 2007, Lindsey Graham actually made an in person speech supporting mass amnesty to the Latino racial power group “the National Council of LaRaza” (translates as THE RACE!)

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Eriol Backa August 12, 2014 at 12:16 am

Lets get him out of his comfy chair… he doesnt deserve it… he is not for people.. he doesnt serve america.. there is thousands of homeless Americans and people are dying from poverty… and all the amrican tax payers are fighting wars that they dont know about or have nothing to do with them…

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