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    "Extramartial" affair! Lol appropriate typo FTW
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeNov 10th 2012
    Shall we just invent an un-disprovable conspiracy theory (counter-)explanation for Petraeus' resignation and see how far it spreads from here?
    • CommentTimeNov 10th 2012 edited
    Petraeus was going to go public about all the millions of stolen ballot papers hidden in Obama's garage, so they framed him up and fired him.
    • CommentTimeNov 10th 2012
    I think someone on my news feed was pointing out how convenient it was that he won't be testifying about Benghazi now or something...
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeNov 10th 2012 edited
    A relative of mine went on a bit of a tirade about this happening mere days after Obama was re-elected, saying this was the first of many purges of government officials who might stand in the way of Obama's left-wing agenda to steal our guns and kill God. Or something. I sorta lost the plot after the fourth paragraph.
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    Do we kill God with the stolen guns, or just with objects found around the household, like cheese graters?
    • CommentTimeNov 10th 2012
    You kill god with COMMUNISM AND ABORTIONS.
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    I'm not worshipping any deity that can be brought low by the NHS...
    • CommentTimeNov 10th 2012
    A relative of mine went on a bit of a tirade about this happening mere days after Obama was re-elected, saying this was the first of many purges of government officials who might stand in the way of Obama's left-wing agenda to steal our guns and kill God.

    I have a couple of relatives who were talking Obama conspiracy crap , something about killing the coal industry, when I finally just snapped a little and said.

    "Yes, you're right about everything. Soon the time will come and Obama will raise your taxes. He'll then use the money taken thusly to hire Mexican illegals to grow pot in your backyards, take away your guns and force your children to GAY-Marry Muslim abortion doctors! Mu hu ha ha. Mu hu ha ha. Mu. Hu. Ha. Ha."

    I got the stinkeye but at least they shut up about politics for a little while.
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    15 States file to secede from the US

    Is this for real?

    "Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it’s citizens’ standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government."
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2012 edited
    I call bullshit.

    "As of 12:46 am, Sunday, signatures obtained by Louisiana, 7,358; Texas, 3,771; Florida, 636; Georgia, 475; Alabama, 834; North Carolina, 792; Kentucky, 467; Mississippi, 475; Indiana, 449; North Dakota, 162; Montana, 440; Colorado, 324; Oregon, 328; New Jersey, 301 and New York, 169. Many more States are expected to follow."

    People in this country sign petitions all the fucking time.

    Edited to add: you know this is extra bullshit because they're citing Colorado, Oregon, New Jersey, and New York. These petitions were also not started by states, they were started by people IN states.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2012
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2012
    Also, an interesting piece about Petraeus, poiting out that his most scandalous affair was not with Broadwell but with the media :

    The Sins Of General David Petraeus
    This was the kind of bullshit Ricks and Broadwell had been pushing — and it not only wasn’t called bullshit, it was embraced as serious work. Ricks wasn’t the only offender, of course — Petraeus more or less had journalists from many major media outlets slurping from the Pentagon’s gravy train. The typical route was to have all the cash and favors funneled through a third party like the Center for a New American Security.

    CNAS was a Petraeus-inspired operation from its inception in 2007, and it made its reputation promoting Petraeus’ counterinsurgency plans. No problem, right? Except that it put the journalists who were covering those same plans and policies on its payroll. For instance, New York Times Pentagon correspondent Thom Shanker took money and a position from CNAS and still covered the Pentagon; Robert Kaplan, David Cloud from the Los Angeles Times, and others produced a small library’s worth of hagiographies while sharing office space at CNAS with retired generals whom they’d regularly quote in their stories.
      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2012 edited
    English Defence League website hacked by ZHC.

    edit: defacement removed, story about it at theregister
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2012
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2012
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2012
    Man, apparently Tony Harris is illiterate. That was painful to read, and not just because of the content.

    Dude is hating on posers, and I can get that. Dude is also hating on people that are just trying to get attention, and I can also get that. But dude doesn't understand that his hating on just women in his rant makes him look like a cranky member of a boy's club. I'm not gonna stop reading comics he illustrates, but he needs to stop being such a crank. Because for serious, he looks terrible.

    It's a shame people tend not to think before they post shit on Facebook or maybe he could have posted something semi-eloquent (though probably still riddled with capitalization errors. Seriously, why do people capitalize for emphasis? It just makes things massively irritating to read).
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2012
    Meanwhile, Uganda passes "kill the gays" bill.

    Speaker Rebecca Kadaga described the bill’s passing as a “Christmas gift” for the Ugandan people.

    The law will broaden the criminalization of same-sex relationships by dividing homosexuality into two categories; aggravated homosexuality and the offense of homosexuality.

    ‘Aggravated homosexuality’ is defined as gay acts committed by parents or authority figures, HIV-positive people, pedophiles and repeat offenders. If convicted, they will face the death penalty.

    The ‘offense of homosexuality’ includes same-sex sexual acts or being in a gay relationship, and will be prosecuted by life imprisonment.
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2012
    @Wood: Technically, it hasn't actually passed yet. Still, this pushes all of my rage buttons.