Bbc beyond belief

Last updated on August 5th, 2017 at 08:54 am

How is the BBC’s attempt to overcome its stupid liberalism going? Not so well:

Politicians reacted in disbelief to the revelation that for over two hours yesterday, the BBC News website carried a request for people in Iraq to report on troop movements.

The request was removed from the website after it sparked furious protests that the corporation was endangering the lives of British servicemen and women.

According to accounts last night, a story on a major operation by US and Iraqi troops against al-Qa’eda somewhere north of Baghdad contained an extraordinary request for information about the movement of troops.

Last night the BBC confirmed the wording of the request was: “Are you in Iraq? Have you seen any troop movements? If you have any information you would like to share with the BBC, you can do so using the form below.”

The article continues: “A spokesman was unable to offer a detailed explanation of why anyone at the BBC should be seeking such information.” I can think of a few reasons.

Posted by Tim B. on 06/20/2007 at 05:23 AM
    1. The BBC prolly has too much interest in others’ movements … only 1 sheet per movement, now: per Sheryl Crow.

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 06 20 at 05:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. They could team up with say, Google Earth to make sure the jihadis can pinpoint the troops.

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 06 20 at 05:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. This would a good reason for the British security services to go through the BBC staff list with a fine tooth comb and get the multitude of sympathisers that they find (not all of whom are named Mohammed) to “help them with their enquiries” for a few years.

      They won’t though. They are scared of all the seething and howling from the Usual Suspects.

      Better that many British soldiers die than one immigrant be “offended”.

      Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2007 06 20 at 06:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. Either war has become a sports event for the BBC and they think they should give the fans a close up view of the game or they are actively and openly supporting terrorists.

      Either way I’m sure Media Watch will bring this atrocity to our attention next Monday night.

      Posted by gubbaboy on 2007 06 20 at 06:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. Times have changed. Anyone remember when treason was a capital offense? Times were when those responsible were hauled outside, lined up against a wall, offered a blindfold and a cigarette, and promptly shot.  Looks like I’ve been left behind. I simply do not understand these new rules of war. Somehow, we’re expected to fight an enemy while simultaneously defending the traitors in our midst from harm while they tireless seek to undermine all our efforts by providing invaluable intel for the enemy.  It leaves me confused.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 06:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. Enterprising squaddies should consider visiting the BBC News offices and offer to show them close up ‘troop movements’, in live action, full colour combat. For realism, of course.

      Posted by CB on 2007 06 20 at 06:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. Are you in the West Bank or Gaza? Do you have any information you would like to share about Mossad agents posing as BBC journalists?

      Posted by Arty on 2007 06 20 at 06:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. The blunder sparked a flood of protests from army insiders and servicemen’s relatives, posted on the Army Rumour Service website (www.arrse.co.uk).

      You don’t want a flood of anything coming out of a place called that.

      Posted by Dminor on 2007 06 20 at 06:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. #5 Texas Bob, I think that anyone who has ever served would agree with you 100%.
      The sad thing is that today’s widespread treason by the western media is very effective at giving comfort and aid to the enemy. The pissant efforts at treachery solved by firing squads in earlier wars were relatively insignificant.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 06 20 at 06:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. #5, Texas Bob:

      USMC recruting adverts on youtube. Compiled into one vid. 6 mins and 43 seconds long but if you fast forward to the last 20 seconds or so and listen, you might find it interesting.

      They’re qouting a select portion of the oath of enlistment and repeating it over and over. You think someone might be sending out a warning to our domestic enemy?

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 06 20 at 06:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. The perpertrator of this treasonist act should be strung up, horse-whipped, castrated, (it’s the BBC – male or female would have the same attributes) and then shot.

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 06 20 at 07:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. Seems like the one of the bright-line examples of treason was reporting on troop movements during hostile activities when I was taught it. Yep. ‘Course the other was reporting classified military information, which is the NYT’s preferred modus proditio.

      Oh well, since I’m in a high-falutin’ mood, I’ll only say that the logical end result of the “Question Authority” movement was always destined to be anarchy among the Princes what ruled by Love and despostism among the Princes what ruled by Fear.

      Posted by brett_l on 2007 06 20 at 07:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. Grimmy, I can’t get to the link right now, but I have little doubt that it goes something like:
      …I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

      With special emphasis on domestic so that it actually sounds more like:

      …I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and mother fucking domestic traitorous pricks…

      Am I close?

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 07:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. actually TB you nearly nailed it, except that it repeats “foreign and domestic” “foreign AND domestic” “and domestic”.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 06 20 at 07:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. #6

      I was thinking of the Army not offering any help, particularly flak jackets or APC rides to any BBC journalist, in fact of asking the BBC where their journalists are and telling known kidnappers.

      Posted by Nic on 2007 06 20 at 07:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. …and pardon my french. Don’t want to upset El Cid’s delicate sensibilities or anything.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 07:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. #11 – you forgot “composted”.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 06 20 at 07:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. Yeah, that El Cid, eh? He’s such a stickler for genteel speechifying. Nary a harsh word from that man’s typing fingers.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 06 20 at 07:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. – and composted.

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 06 20 at 07:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. #19 Truer words never spoken (or typed). El Cid’s prose makes Miss Manner’s seem crass.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 07:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. If the BBC sacks the person responsible, or co-operates with the CPS on the possibility of charges of aiding the Queen’s enemies, they’ll be able to carry on being themselves, securely fair and balanced, for another decade at least—like carbon credits. No!!! Let treason reign!

      Posted by Andrew R on 2007 06 20 at 07:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hey, bw fair to the Beeb, guys, they probably couldn’t see what they were typing through the tears they were weeping over tha collapse of the Fatah goverment…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 06 20 at 07:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. O/T excerpt from today’s Brisbane Times. This fellow is obviously a relative…

      Brisbane’s District Court this morning heard Mr Blair had showed up at Wilson’s Birkdale unit, in Redland Shire, where he took amphetamines before having a shower.

      Whilst in the bathroom, Mr Blair began pleasuring himself, before moving to Wilson’s bedroom, where he rolled around naked on her bed and continued his lewd conduct.

      He returned to the bathroom for more and was busted by Wilson, who was attempting to bath her three-and-a-half year-old daughter.

      The court heard Mr Blair refused her repeated requests to stop, prompting her to fetch a knife from the kitchen which she used to stab him twice in the left shoulder.

      Crown prosecutors said Mr Blair paused only to put on his shorts and flee outside to wait for police to arrive, but was again overcome by the urge.

      “Despite his injury, it seems (Mr Blair) continued to masturbate while in the garage,” the prosecutor said.

      Police took him to hospital where he received treatment for the minor stab wounds.

      Posted by JonathanH on 2007 06 20 at 07:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. The BBC remains captive to its culture, as is the Democrat party in the USA. Nancy Pelosi has been exposed at Powerline.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 06 20 at 07:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. Another case of the Left beyond parody … their brains must be composting already.

      Another own goal to the BBC … this outfit makes the Niagara Falls Reporter reporter look good!

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 06 20 at 07:35 AM • permalink

 

    1. #22 I saw that Barbara Plett on Beeb World moments after reading that the BBC’s report on bias seems enabled to name her alone among other reporters readily identifiable by context, because she was already outed and a ready scapegoat. She did make a particular goose of herself over Arafat—no more farm animals, I promise, if I mention pigs it will bring the site down—but I felt the beginnings of sympathy. (And she still has her job.)

      Posted by Andrew R on 2007 06 20 at 07:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. #23 Go Meth! That guy better be careful, he’ll blister.

      Posted by brett_l on 2007 06 20 at 07:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. blogstrop:

      Oh yeah. I sometimes wonder if one of the reasons I so loath and hate American leftards so much is that they get in the way of me giving foreign devils a proper teasing for their own leftards.

      Freekin leftards.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 06 20 at 07:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. Geez JonathanH, seems like Mr Blair is a horndog of the highest pedigree. Personally, I find being stabbed repeatedly a serious turn-off.  After the second jab, I’m typically thinking about something besides masturbation.  The guy is like spider monkey. A spider monkey with a chemical dependency, that is.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 07:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. Geez JonathanH, seems like Mr Blair is a horndog of the highest pedigree. Personally, I find being stabbed repeatedly a serious turn-off.  After the second jab, I’m typically thinking about something besides masturbation.

      Actually, he only felt a little prick.

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 06 20 at 07:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. #28 Grimmy, I’m on-board with that.  American leftards are perpetually stuck on the Rage setting, lack any sense of humor, devoid of any thoughts not involving self, oppose personal hygene and refuse to think for themselves. Kind of like really pissed off babies, forgotten and left in a supermarket shopping basket.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 07:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. The guy to feel sorry for is whoever ends up as his cellie. Either put up with the twitch or get years added to sentence for fixing the twitch to a non-twitch status.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 06 20 at 07:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. #29 it was only in the shoulder, TB. The left shoulder. Almost certainly the non-wanking arm.

      Posted by JonathanH on 2007 06 20 at 07:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. Except for
      ..

      devoid of any thoughts not involving self

      ..

      that almost sounds like you’re poking fun at me. My extensive porn collection should serve to prove that I sometimes think of someone other than myself but usually in a manner that involves me too.

      Ok, I guess I’m busted on that angle too. I do only think of myself but occasionally add thoughts of wimmen mixed in with myself.

      I still hate leftards though.

      Oh, and I bathe every saturday, whether I need to or not.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 06 20 at 07:53 AM • permalink

 

    1. #23
      Perfect candidate for the Beebs … even a coupla stab wounds won’t stop him wanking on.

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 06 20 at 07:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. The article continues: “A spokesman was unable to offer a detailed explanation of why anyone at the BBC should be seeking such information.” I can think of a few reasons.

      Thinks…
      Thinks some more…..
      Bugger it, Blair, you’re a better man than I am, Gunga Din! Several reasons, eh?

      Been thinking about this since you posted that comment. And y’know, the only reason I can come up with is….

      treason
      MarkL
      Canberra

      Posted by MarkL on 2007 06 20 at 08:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. #35
      ‘At the third stroke …’

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 06 20 at 08:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. #22 nearly richard, but Hamas is the BBC’s dog in this fight.

      When the BBC has two competing anti-zionist/-western/-civilisation/-humanity organisations to choose from, they go for the ones with the bigger/better beards.

      Posted by David Hardcastle on 2007 06 20 at 08:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. #34 Grimmy, I always took your name literally and gave it no further thought.  I’d expect something different if you were called Squeaky Cleany or some such.  And although I oppose porn whole heartedly, I suppose there could be some redeeming qualities…
      Hmmm…
      Can’t think of any, so maybe not.

      Porn, like on-line gambling, just can’t hold a candle to the real thing. It’s like visiting a virtual bar, ordering a virtual drink and virtually getting drunk. I’d rather be there in person and die from 2nd hand smoke inhalation. It’s just so much more fun that way.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 08:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. Liberalism? Bah, John Locke would be rolling around in his grave.

      The Left wouldn’t know Liberalism if it spat in their face.

      Posted by Quentin George on 2007 06 20 at 08:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. #39 Er, that’s because I pronounce it grime-e.

      If it’s grim-e, then just forget all that I said before.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 08:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. I have a lady friend who’s dad was in some controversial footage during the IRA’s campaign.
      He and his squaddies were being shot at from locations unknown, while running for cover he came around the corner and was confronted by a BBC reporter shoving a microphone at his face. The reporter suffered a lead enema immediately and lay down to sleep it off. The footage concludes with this ladies dad holding his head in his hands realising it was a microphone not a pistol pointed at his head.
      He was officaly “demoted” upwards to a training position.
      I think hed be a lot happier with the results of his snap shot today compared to when he took it.
      BBC journos should now be targets, thats until they put up a “do you know the whereabouts of a jihadi?Call us and we will let everyone know” until then, compost!

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 06 20 at 08:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. # 3. “This would a good reason for the British security services to go through the BBC staff list with a fine tooth comb and get the multitude of sympathisers that they find (not all of whom are named Mohammed) to “help them with their enquiries” for a few years.”

      Pedro, is this an example of the freedom of speech and democracy the Brits are fighting for in Iraq?

      Posted by Huckabee on 2007 06 20 at 08:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. #42 – Got a hot tip on the infidels current location – just dial 1800-TRAITOR

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 06 20 at 08:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. #42. Nice to see thefrollickingmole can see the continuity in the oppression of a people from the six counties to Iraq. Not to mention the gleeful suppression of freedom of speech.  Boy, and people get upset about MediaWatch…

      Posted by Huckabee on 2007 06 20 at 08:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. Apparently, not content to undermine just Britain, the BBC wants to expand its presence in other countries. Check out the following strange quote from Garth Ancier, president of BBC America: “I think with George W. Bush’s approval rating at 29 per cent, having a news broadcast with a neutral, British, BBC approach is well-timed.” Translation: Now that he’s down, we don’t have to be afraid of joining with our comrades in the American press in piling on. I wonder if the BBC will show any interest in discussing political figures with similarly low approval ratings, such as Senator Harry Reid (or the entire U.S. Congress, for that matter).

      Speaking of matters journalistic, don’t miss Iowahawk’s latest Inspector Dan Rather story. The series is so good, I’ve printed them out and put them in a binder (H/T to the always vigilant and well-informed J.M. Heinrichs).

      Posted by paco on 2007 06 20 at 08:23 AM • permalink

 

    1. How cute. And brand spanking new troll. Aren’t they precious when they’re babies?
      Like a wet sock full of slugs.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 08:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. # 38. When the BBC has two competing anti-zionist/-western/-civilisation/-humanity organisations to choose from, they go for the ones with the bigger/better beards.

      Or perhaps they go for the one that was actually elected by the Palestinian people…in an election ‘The Middle East’s only Democracy’ decided it didn’t like the results of and so attempted (and in the West Bank succeeded) to overthrow.

      Posted by Huckabee on 2007 06 20 at 08:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. #5 Tbob, as far as I’m concerned, treason still is a capital offence. I just wish the judiciary would remember, too.

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 06 20 at 08:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hey! Looky! We have a leftard visting us!

      How yeh doing there, Huckabee? Get confused by concepts much? There’s never been a time or place where supporting the enemy during a time of war was covered by any rendition of freedom of speech, except in the minds of scumbag enemy sympathizers, traitors and that sort of ilk.

      Be a good chap and go chew a bullet.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 06 20 at 08:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. #46 Translation: Now that he’s down, we don’t have to be afraid of joining with our comrades in the American press in piling on.

      Well, ‘We Report, You Decide’

      🙂

      Posted by Huckabee on 2007 06 20 at 08:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. #49 OK Nilk.  If you run for office, I’ll emigrate for NZ and vote for you. I’ll even volunteer as a permanent member of the firing squad.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 08:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. I just watched Media Watch again. This time I couldn’t hold back the laughter from the badly done accents.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 06 20 at 08:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. Huckabee or fuckabee?

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 06 20 at 08:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well, seein’ as how the BBC is monitoring troop movements, I guess they won’t have any problem with Her Majesty’s Armed Forces monitoring BBC personnel’s movements.

      Posted by Tex Lovera on 2007 06 20 at 08:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. Wannabee

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 08:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. Be a good chap and go chew a bullet.

      Ah, I’m tired of such high falutin’ democratic verbiage. How’s about we string up George and co. fer smuggling the bin Laden clan out of the States after 9/11?  Or hey, maybe let’s just talk about our friends the Saudi’s and their hijacker pals…

      Posted by Huckabee on 2007 06 20 at 08:35 AM • permalink

 

    1. #47 Texas Bob

      Like a wet sock full of slugs.

      I wish you hadn’t said that – you’ll give Grimmy ideas. ;p

      Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 06 20 at 08:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ah, I’m tired of such high falutin’ democratic verbiage. How’s about we string up George and co. fer smuggling the bin Laden clan out of the States after 9/11?  Or hey, maybe let’s just talk about our friends the Saudi’s and their hijacker pals…

      Or better still we could just have fun with you……

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 06 20 at 08:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. Uh, oh. There’s that smell of “truthiness”, again.

      Posted by paco on 2007 06 20 at 08:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. #55. I’m sure their stillborn offspring MI5 do monitor BBC personnel, if recent revelations re ASIO and the ABC are anything to go by. Still, I guess it all depends on how little democracy you actually want…

      Posted by Huckabee on 2007 06 20 at 08:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. #57 Might as well press the CIA for the name of their agent on the grassy knoll, and to have look-see at the lunar landing movie set they keep at Area 51.  I believe Elvis has been sighted riding in a pink Cadillac with Emilia Earhart and Adolph Hitler driving on Greenbriar Ave in Charleston, South Carolina.  You might want to go check it out, dude.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 08:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. How about we just follow the law, custom and tradtion regarding all those who adhere to the cause of the enemy during a time of war?

      You are enemy Huckabee. No less so than the jihadi you stand beside and support and deserving of no different treatment.

      All enemy, foreign and domestic. All who have sworn the oath of enlistment are oath bound to oppose you as a blood enemy. The day is not so far off where that will begin in earnest.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 06 20 at 08:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. Badly beehived Huck … comes within a bee’s dick of a thrashing … the purpose of this outing?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 06 20 at 08:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. #61 Democracy? You’d better pray you don’t find yourself living in a democracy. Where the majority truly rule, fringe nitwits such as you wouldn’t survive till sunset.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 08:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. Bed time for this bonzo. Nighty night y’all.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 06 20 at 08:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. The day is not so far off where that will begin in earnest.
      Have they set a date, I have a dentist’s appointment in the afternoon I can’t afford to miss.  🙂

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 06 20 at 08:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. All enemy, foreign and domestic. All who have sworn the oath of enlistment are oath bound to oppose you as a blood enemy. The day is not so far off where that will begin in earnest.

      OMG!  You have a Godwin’s Law prompter!  Er, except, that if he believes that then he really is a Nazi.

      He.

      Posted by Huckabee on 2007 06 20 at 08:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. Egg passes TB the bee swatter …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 06 20 at 08:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. Goodnight Grime-e or Grim-e, as the case may be.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 08:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. # 61. Say Texas Bob, does that mean in a democracy that the troops would really be brought home from Iraq, like the majority of US citizens want?

      Posted by Huckabee on 2007 06 20 at 08:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. It seems we have a troll so deranged he is incapable of understanding something as simple as the quote function.

      Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 06 20 at 08:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. #68 So you’ve been prompted, now evoke Godwin’s Law like a good fuckwit and be done with it.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 08:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. #43 Huckabee, reporting on troop movements has never been part of free speech.  You do understand that, don’t you?

      It is giving aid to the enemy.
      In WWII, the Brits did execute some traitors/spies.  What, exactly, has happened since then to Great Britian?

      Posted by rbj1 on 2007 06 20 at 08:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. #72 Muzzie, is that deranged or deluded?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 06 20 at 08:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. #71 – whatsisname, you just quoted yourself, could you ease up on the hooch, empty the bong water and retype please?
      (Sorry Andrea, just playing with the trolls)

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 06 20 at 08:53 AM • permalink

 

    1. #71 What majority? The Lancet-ish majority swimming around in that empty skull of your’s?

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 08:53 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ready

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 06 20 at 08:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. Aim

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 06 20 at 08:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. #71 You’ll find that most US citizens support their troops, and most troops want to do their job.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 06 20 at 08:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. Fire

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 06 20 at 08:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. huckabee

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 06 20 at 08:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. #80 You are correct Ash. I have a box full of letters from well-wishers back home offering support and encouragement. Not one letter I received mentioned surrender. I suppose this majority huckabee speaks of couldn’t be bothered with letter writing.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 08:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. #51: C’mon, Huck! If the American press were previously either as slavishly pro-Bush as you seem to imagine, or just thoroughly cowed by Karl Rove’s well-documented reputation for driving around town in his drop-top limousine and firing a Glock at journalists on foot, wouldn’t that have been the time for the BBC to give us that heart-of-oak, roastbeef-of-old-england, stiff-upper-lip, neutral, British approach to news reporting?

      Posted by paco on 2007 06 20 at 08:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. Remember folks, Islam hates being ridiculed.  Keep on taking the piss out of the inane and nescient mucus munchers.

      Posted by Howzat on 2007 06 20 at 08:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. #83 Or they’re illiterate Texas Bob.

      I know what my money’s on.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 06 20 at 08:59 AM • permalink

 

    1. Good to see it took just one leftoid troll to remind me why I wasn’t missing them at all here. Seriously, are these guys all reading from the same cue sheet? The basic formula hasn’t seemed to changed much in four years or longer, down to the ultra-dumb “Bush smuggled the bin Ladens out of the country” claim.

      Posted by PW on 2007 06 20 at 09:03 AM • permalink

 

    1. #86 That’s what I was thinking too Ash. Just didn’t want to hurt poor huckleberry’s feelings. I know, I’m a softy at heart.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 09:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. And yeah, as Muzzie Zapper mentioned, it’s pretty hilarious that the guy can’t seem to work paragraph indentation to save his life. That’s always confidence-inspiring.

      (No, Huckabee, we’re not laughing at you, we’re laughing with you. We’re inclusive like that.)

      Posted by PW on 2007 06 20 at 09:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. #88 I don’t think he’d be hurt Texas Bob. After all, he is one of the edumacated ones. He learnered his letters.

      /Simpsons references

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 06 20 at 09:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. Fred has a few words for the British.

      Posted by paco on 2007 06 20 at 09:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. #83. ‘WASHINGTON — Americans overwhelmingly support congressional action to cap the number of U.S. troops in Iraq and set a timetable to bring them home by the end of next year, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds — tougher action than the non-binding resolution the House of Representatives is to begin debating today.’

      Posted by Huckabee on 2007 06 20 at 09:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. # 87. Would you like the link to the CBS w/site?

      Posted by Huckabee on 2007 06 20 at 09:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. #87 Yup. You’d think by now they’d have latched on to some new outlandish claim.

      Hey Huck, toy around with this: George Bush funded the 911 hijackers with that lost Enron money.

      Or how about: George HW Bush paid Saddam Hussein to invade Kuwait, paving the way for George W Bush to re-invade Iraq for all that oil. They actually filmed that so-called Saddam execution at Area 51 (next to the Lunar Landing Movie Set ©).  Saddam now runs a casino in Atlantic City and goes by the name Guido Langenschwanz.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 09:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. # 87. Yes, I can understand why Rightards would get sick and tired of hearing the same old facts day after day…

      Posted by Huckabee on 2007 06 20 at 09:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. #92 Give us something that is hard evidence, not polls which can be skewed to get whatever answer the organisation conducting the poll wants.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 06 20 at 09:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. action to cap the number of U.S. troops

      Its not the number of troops that need “capping” is it huck?

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 06 20 at 09:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. #93 I dunno Huck, with all the trouble you seem to be having with the quote function, do you really think you’re ready to tackle the link function?

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 09:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. #98 Hee hee hee.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 06 20 at 09:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. #92 Huck, how big was the sample, and where were they from?

      And how come none of the americans on this blog ever get polled on what they think of troop number?

      Personally, I’m all for increasing numbers of troops and ordnance.

      I’ve my ideas on what to do with them, but you wouldn’t approve.
      hint: kumbaya is not on the playlist.

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 06 20 at 09:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. #92 You’d also find a majority of Americans want their flying cars, and to bed Jessica Alba.  ‘Taint gonna happen.

      You do not run wars by polls.  Just Ask Abe Lincoln who ran an unpopular war.

      Posted by rbj1 on 2007 06 20 at 09:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. #101 The majority of Americans want to bed Jessica Alba? Give the woman a burqa!

      Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 06 20 at 09:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. # 97. Oh surfmaster!  You and your non-stop democratic attitudes.

      Posted by Huckabee on 2007 06 20 at 09:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hey Huck! Need some help with that link thingy? Let me know.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 09:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. # 96 and 98. Here ya go…Poll

      Posted by Huckabee on 2007 06 20 at 09:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. Jihadis use mosques as sanctuaries often strategically well located for aggressive action.

      Other enemies use news organizations in the same way—as sanctuaries often strategically well located for aggressive action.

      Posted by ForNow on 2007 06 20 at 09:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. #104 I think Huck’s still stuck on that argument thingy Texas Bob. It’s easier than the link thingy, but for some reason some people just can’t manage it…

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 06 20 at 09:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. #105, you really should have taken TB up on his offer of help.

      You messed up the link.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 06 20 at 09:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. #105 No, seriously. You need some help. The 1st step is admitting it. The 2nd is asking for help.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 09:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. #105

      Not Found
      The requested URL //www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2007-02-12-troops-poll_x.htm was not found on this server.

      Oh God…

      Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 06 20 at 09:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. It’s almost as sadly funny as when someone misspells illiterate in the middle of a rant.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 09:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. The poor thing meant this.

      Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 06 20 at 09:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. Poll results

      Poll Questions

      See Huck? It’s not that hard.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 06 20 at 09:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. Go easy on Huckabee, those Intertubes is hard.

      And again Huck, you don’t run a war based on polls.

      Posted by rbj1 on 2007 06 20 at 09:29 AM • permalink

 

    1. #113 See Huck? It’s not that hard.

      I’m guessing he hears that quite often.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 09:29 AM • permalink

 

    1. Sheryl Crow would love this guy. I don’t think he’s even capable of using one square of toilet paper.

      Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 06 20 at 09:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. #114 Especially not when the questions are framed the way as in the poll Huck’s given us as evidence Rbj1.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 06 20 at 09:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. #115 Texas Bob, I choose to take that with every possible meaning, and snicker somewhat loudly at all possible meanings.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 06 20 at 09:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’d love to stay and kick huckabee around a bit more, but I need to go make Sheryl Crow very unhappy. See you later.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 09:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. Poll

      Ah, playing the man not the ball again I see…anyway, there you go, I serve of humble pie, coming right up!

      Posted by Huckabee on 2007 06 20 at 09:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. #118 😉

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 09:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. I played the ball Huck, you just haven’t come up to bat.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 06 20 at 09:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. Oh come now Huck, now you’re just being sad and pathetic. Get your game on and provide some subtantial support for your claims.
      What?
      Can’t find any?
      That’s your 1st clue.
      You do know that smoking crack is bad for you, right?

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 09:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. #122. You did Ash?  When?  Oh well, no to worry, I’ll be back another night! We can chat then!

      Meanwhile, just keep rewriting your Poll questions and see if you come up with a different answer.

      (Hint: the Democrats won the election…)

      🙂

      Posted by Huckabee on 2007 06 20 at 09:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. That would be here Huck.

      Texas Bob, remember what I said about Huck having learned his letters? I was wrong. Sorry.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 06 20 at 09:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. Texas Bob,

      good job goading him into trying out (and predictably fucking up) the link function. 🙂

      I swear, watching leftoids is like watching four year olds.

      Posted by PW on 2007 06 20 at 09:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. #126 Nah, PW, you can reason with 4 year olds.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 06 20 at 09:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. Okay, watching leftoids is like watching four year olds with severe attention deficit disorders.

      Posted by PW on 2007 06 20 at 09:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. #127 And I refrain from ad hominem attacks on four year olds.

      Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 06 20 at 09:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. Huckabee, the US is not a democracy. Once you figure that out, you might be closing in on some sense.

      Posted by Rob Crawford on 2007 06 20 at 09:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. I looked at that “poll”.  I don’t think it says exactly what you think it says, huck.  Also, the last sentence in the article says that President Bush’s approval rating is up.

      You should probably go back to stating the old, wornout lefty talking points, it’s safer that way.

      And when PW said we weren’t laughing at you… well, actually we are.  He just wanted to be nice.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 06 20 at 10:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. I think Huck might like this bloke

      Huck the turd.

      I hear Andrea warming up the bees!!!

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 06 20 at 10:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. Gee Huck ,I never thought anyone would want to defend the BBC on this thread.What courage, what wisdom, what intellect,what an assh#le.

      Posted by greene on 2007 06 20 at 10:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. Huck

      I don’t give a fuck about polls and neither should anybody who’s remotely serious about government, policy and constitutional democratic process.

      I’ve seen your type come and go. You’re as stupid as you are boring as you are retarded.  We’re not interested in engaging you in debate because anybody who opens up with some spiel straight from a Michael Moore movie.  It reveals that you derive your knowledge of history from the intellectual gutter and that your are a total fucking lightweight.

      Now listen carefully…

      TAKE YOUR FUCKING POLL AND SHOVE IT UP YOUR WELL WORN ARSE!

      Posted by murph on 2007 06 20 at 11:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. Huck,

      You and your allies would be a lot more convincing if you were even a little more consistent.

      Ron Paul won election in his District by a convincing majority. By your reasoning re: Hamas, that means you and the DNC ought to be supporting him without question or argument, and sending him millions to convince him to establish a dialogue.

      Similarly, your gleeful citing of polls would be somewhat more persuasive if you also cited the results of every poll taken on the subject, viz., that the only people less popular than Bush nowadays are Pelosi, Reid, and the rest of the Democratic leaders of Congress—that is, the people who solemnly assured American voters that it was all about the “culture of corruption”, and nothing to do with Iraq, no, sir, word of honor—then, once in office, gave a mighty horselaugh-and-raspberry and announced that it was all about Iraq and nothing but, and the only thing wrong with the culture of corruption was that they weren’t getting a big enough cut from the proceeds.

      It would be even better, for you, if anything you and your friends espoused or demanded contained any trace of liberalism. Clue: recreating the Scottsboro Incident, on a national scale and with the polarity reversed, does not qualify.

      Regards,
      Ric

      Posted by Ric Locke on 2007 06 20 at 11:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. Thanks Ric. Up to your comment, I felt pretty good about smacking around huck.  Now, after your comment, my efforts appear somewhat amateurish.  A beautiful take down, Sir.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 20 at 11:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. Bring the troops home.

      Home to your place, Huckabee? So they can kick their boots off, I suppose.

      So, why not invite all those improvised-explosive-device-planting, mosque-bombing, child-killing, Jihad-crazed “victims of this unfair war” over too?

      Your kids can serve plates of nibblies, while your wife passes Champagne around in tall flutes to celebrate the shared soul of mankind. Please, mind the antique crockery…

      Party at Huckabee’s!

      Posted by splice on 2007 06 20 at 11:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. I put the over/under on Huck’s age at 22.

      Hey, Huckster, don’t you think it’s kind of telling that the Dem Congress surrender monkeys poll even lower than Bush?

      Yes, Americans do want the troops home. Victorious.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 06 20 at 11:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. Now that was a thorough excoriation.  Poor Huckabee, his smugness all in tatters!

      Posted by Olrence on 2007 06 20 at 12:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. It’s almost as sadly funny as when someone misspells illiterate in the middle of a rant.

      I once had a troll misspell ‘ignorant’ in his first sentence.  The flaming that ensued was epic.

      Posted by Achillea on 2007 06 20 at 12:35 PM • permalink

 

    1. Nice job, Ric!

      [sarcasm]

      Huckabee, I see you’ve graduated from spin doctoring Hamas and Fatah to apologizing for the BBC.  Congratulations, it’s good to see someone expanding their horizons.

      [/sarcasm]
      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 06 20 at 02:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’d be careful pushing Huckabebe with digging for evidence. He might find that video, surpressed by the Prez, which proves that fire can’t melt steel. Or the one which the Prez falls off a Segway and loses control over the illegal war. And if he discovers the evidence compiled by FrankJ at IMAO, he’ll totally throw down on you.

      Cheers

      Posted by J.M. Heinrichs on 2007 06 20 at 05:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. #142;

      And then, Huckabee will end up standing there in total befuddlement as the laughter builds, following his use of IMAO as an argument.

      FrankJ would love it, though.

      Posted by steveH on 2007 06 20 at 05:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. Here you go, Huckabee.

      (I haven’t read this thread in detail yet, so forgive if this repeats anything).

      Posted by Dminor on 2007 06 20 at 07:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. Someone should let Huck know that his beloved democratic congress that was elected last November now has the lowest poll numbers ever attained since they kept records.  They are sitting at 14% with the previous lowest being the 1991-1994 democratic congress at 18%.  When it comes to congress and immigration they are sitting at 3%.  Check it out at Insty.

      I would say offhand that Huck and his democrats are not faring too well in their “progressive” legislation.

      Posted by dick on 2007 06 20 at 10:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. Back to the topic, the BBC has form on this kind of thing.  In 1982 when British troops (2 Para, if I recall correctly) were planning to re-take Darwin and Goose Green when the BBC World Service announced their location.  With all element of surprise gone, the troops carried out the operation and defeated the Argentinians.  Their CO won a posthumous VC.

      Posted by craigo on 2007 06 21 at 02:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. Oh good grief, Huckabee, your proof is a poll in USA Today? Now that’s just pathetic.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 06 21 at 06:05 AM • permalink

 

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