Vote for the “Absurdity of the Year!”

Yes, folks there was an awful lot of absurd headlines in 2014. We can’t tell you how many times during last year we shook our heads and said “You just can’t make this stuff up.” To be honest, it was hard to narrow the list to just these sixteen, and unfortunately you can only vote for one.

Click on the links below if you want to refresh your memory. Then click here to vote!

We’ll be announcing the dubious winner on December 31st, just in time for you to say good riddance to 2014 and hope for a little less absurdity in 2015 — but we’re not betting on that.

Vote now!

Scroll down to see our nominations for “Absurdity of the Year.”

1. Feds paid $182,129,786 to house illegals for 4 months

2. Army LTC may be forced to retire for preventing photos of lesbian couple kissing

3. Michael Brown’s mom tried to take her son’s case to the UN Committee on Torture

4. Iran executed a woman for killing her rapist

5. Your tax dollars funded Swedish massages for rabbits (which were killed afterwards)

6. Animal rights group sought “personhood” for chimpanzees

7. Openly gay Houston mayor demanded pastors turn over their sermons

8. Convicted cop killer gives college commencement speech

9. John Kerry says the Bible commands us to fight climate change, particularly in Muslim countries

10. Debbie Wasserman Schultz equates conservative policies to domestic violence

11. Nancy Pelosi says Hamas is a humanitarian organization

12. Kanye West says celebrities are treated like blacks in the 60s

13. Eric Holder’s Department of Justice investigates a parade float

14. Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl could be eligible for $350,000 in back pay, tax free

15. Military troops are getting pink slips while in combat

16. Gwyneth Paltrow compares Twitter to war

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jrsp
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I’m having a very difficult time deciding…..

Jim Engebretson
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they are all worthy.

Jose
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18. “ALL THE ABOVE”.

William Torpey
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Again all are worthy, but in my opinion, it comes down to #2 and #4. #4 happened in Iran, and other than the State Dept. mentioning it at the UN, there is not much that anybody in the U.S. can do about it. However, #2 is about a man who has served this country ALL of his adult life, and was “railroaded” by his CO for fear of the wrath of the LGBT bunch. When in reality, one of lesbians should have been court-martialed for “Conduct Unbecoming of an Officer” and the other for “Fraternization”, because one was enlisted and… Read more »
Marli Torrez
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#!

John McMickle
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This list may have been published a little too early Obama still has almost two weeks to do something stupid.

Bob Grey Jr.
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My vote is definitely for Bowe “Benedict Arnold” Bergdahl!

DixieAngel_76
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Mine too. Only thing he should get is a free room for life at Club Fed, and let him break rocks from dawn ’till dusk.

DebsSweet
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Absurdity of the year is the fact that Obama is still the President after all of the lies! I will go with #5.

Jay Kenney
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The absurdity is Allen (I took a plea deal) West’s list.

Andy Martin
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The ape lover crying about plea deals. What would your thug pals think whitebread?

John McMickle
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You need to check your facts. Here is an article about the incident:http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/29/1137904/-Allen-West-Had-To-Resign-From-Army-To-Avoid-Court-Martial-He-s-Equally-Unfit-to-Serve-in-Congress

The article 32 did not recommend a court martial they recommended administrative punishment. The recommendation was followed he paid a fine and retired.

Paul Sheridan
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It was the same as when Nixon “resigned”. He retired because if he didn’t then it would have gone to court martial. That’s pretty obvious. Every official piece of information says he resigned of his own free will and everything unofficial says that he jumped rather than get pushed.

John McMickle
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Read the articles. The article 32 DID NOT recommend Court Martial. The Article 32 recommended administrative punishment which he received. He retired because at that point his career was over no matter what happened. That article 32 was completed and in the record before the retirement took place. Look up the Military Justice System. In order for a cover up to take place a huge number of superior officers would have to be involved. most would have been Generals. The lowest possible rank of the officer conducting the Article 32 would be a Colonel. A full Colonel wants to be… Read more »
Paul Sheridan
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Fair enough, I happen to think that there was an arrangement in place but I have no evidence to prove it. I’m not clear though, on why there wasn’t a court martial. I mean, he did do the thing that he was accused of. He admits that he did it. It’s a court martial offense. So what’s the deal? Why an article 15 and a $5000 fine?
That’s the kind of penalty you slap on a PFC who fell asleep on radio watch (scaled for differences in their pay). Except the PFC would also have gotten 45 and 45.

John McMickle
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The deal is an Article 32 basically establishes that the charges can be supported in court. the defense normally does not put on a case they just look at the prosecutions case. Apparently the hearing officer did not feel the offense rose to the level where a Court Martial was warranted or the evidence was to weak to insure a conviction. Technically the PFC who fell asleep on radio watch could face Court Marital if something really bad happened.It is called making the punishment fit the act. Anything that can result in an Article 15, can also result in a… Read more »
Jay Kenney
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“…in November 2003, West stated, “I know the method I used was not right, but I wanted to take care of my soldiers.” From: Maj. Gen. Raymond Odierno, the 4th Infantry’s top general in Tikrit, could have rejected the recommendation and ordered a court martial. If he were to be found guilty at a court martial of the two articles against him, West could have faced 11 years in prison, a military prosecutor told CNN. http://web.archive.org/web/20071211102752/http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/12/12/sprj.nirq.west.ruling/index.html “Asked if he would act differently under similar circumstances, West testified, “If it’s about the lives of my soldiers at stake, I’d go through… Read more »
Andy Martin
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I love how you cry like a punk about West and his incident yet never say a word about black on black or black on white crime as you defend thugs.

Jay Kenney
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Criminals as you posted about belong in the hole…for life!

Andy Martin
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When did Obama and Clinton serve again?

John McMickle
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Are you a veteran? Probably not. An Article 32 hearing had taken place. The hearing officer recommended administrative punishment, The Commanding General can say he wants a court martial, but the prosecutor would have to recommend that and do it vigorously. The reason is the prosecutor presented his case, the defense did not and the case was weak, Prosecutors do not like weak cases because they will probably lose. Now if you roll the dice and lose the person walks away without any punishment and because of double jeopardy can never be tried again. Yes West could have refused the… Read more »
Paul Sheridan
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Everyone is covered by the Geneva Conventions. Unlawful combatants aren’t covered under Articles 3 or possibly 4 but the following protections apply to any person in the power of a party to the conventions (that would be the United States of America in this case) Article 75: “1. In so far as they are affected by a situation referred to in Article 1 of this Protocol, persons who are in the power of a Party to the conflict and who do not benefit from more favorable treatment under the Conventions or under this Protocol shall be treated humanely in all… Read more »
John McMickle
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“Given that unlawful combatants as defined in the previous section do not meet the conditions to qualify as prisoners of war and thus are not protected by GC III, this analysis will first examine whether unlawful combatants fall within the personal scope of application of GC IV. It will then consider to what particular protections they are entitled once they are in enemy hands. Lastly, the implications of the law on the conduct of hostilities will be briefly discussed.” Here is a link: https://www.icrc.org/eng/assets/files/other/irrc_849_dorman.pdf It is on the fourth page of the pdf file or page 48 of the text.… Read more »
Paul Sheridan
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““Any person who has taken part in hostilities, who is not entitled to prisoner-of-war status and who does not benefit from more favourable treatment in accordance with the Fourth Convention shall have the right at all times to the protection of Article 75 of this Protocol. In occupied territory, any such person, unless he is held as a spy, shall also be entitled, notwithstanding Article 5 of the Fourth Convention, to his rights of communication under that Convention.”

Article 75 wasn’t ratified until 1949, our actions during WWII would not be legal today.

John McMickle
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unless he is held as a spy You missed the wording unless held as a spy. Being caught behind enemy lines in their uniform with a weapon would qualify a person as a spy. That would allow you give them a speedy trial and firing squad. Read the definitions, there are two basic definitions combatants and civilians. You will find that unlawful or un-uniformed combatants are specifically put in another class. They are neither a civilian or combatant. “For the purposes of this article the term “unlawful/unprivileged combatant/belligerent” is understood as describing all persons taking a direct part in hostilities… Read more »
Paul Sheridan
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Actually no, it says that in addition to the article 75 protections everyone is entitled to their right of communication unless held as a spy.
“any such person, unless he is held as a spy, shall ALSO be entitled notwithstanding Article 5 of the Fourth Convention, to his rights of communication”
The “also” there means “in addition to” the previously discussed rights but not in place of them.
And you’re not really allowed to decide to treat someone as a spy even though you know they’re an insurgent or partisan.

Uncle Ruckus
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West was RELIEVED OF COMMAND….a disgrace to the uniform!

John McMickle
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Yes when the investigation was started he was relieved if he was still in command. But then so was the General that talked bad about Obama while they had a Rolling Stone reporter embedded with his staff.

He was relieved for abusing a prisoner, that he was attempting to get information from. If he did it to try and protect those under his command that is mitigating circumstance I cannot and will not over look.

Uncle Ruckus
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There were hundreds of officers that were trying to protect their men that never violated the UCMJ! I can’t look past that!

John McMickle
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Fine that is your opinion. You do not like what he did. I do not consider it as bad as Obama swapping five top Taliban leaders for one deserter.

Or Clinton telling a big pack of lies to avoid the draft.

Everyone has something in their past unless they are under a month old or were raised in a Buddhist temple, where they could not get into any trouble.

There were probably also hundreds that broke some rules and did not get caught.

Uncle Ruckus
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Its not a OPINION …its a FACT! Hundreds of officers protected their men without violating the UCMJ. Protecting his men was just a EXCUSE! Relieved of command was the result!!

John McMickle
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“its a FACT! Hundreds of officers protected their men without violating the UCMJ.”

How many could have done better? The fact is there were probably other violations that did not get reported, or are not as famous becuase those people kept a low profile. You do not like West that is fine. But I would rather have a commander that pushed the envelop to insure my safety, than a commander that stayed in the middle of the road and got people killed.

Uncle Ruckus
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Lets get this right….I don’t like ANY officer that will jeopardize the freedom of the men under his command. They are trained to LEAD…..

John McMickle
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“I don’t like ANY officer that will jeopardize the freedom of the men under his command.”

A person in the military cannot be prosecuted or subjected to other penalties for refusing to follow an illegal order. So if they know it is illegal the I was following orders does not fly. They are free if orders are of questionable legality to follow their conscience.

Uncle Ruckus
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Exactly!!! But if they don’t know its illegal??? READ THE TESTIMONY of his men….

John McMickle
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Are you talking about actual transcripts? I would like to see actual transcripts, not just what was in the press. I do not trust the press any press to tell the truth. Please provide a source.

As far as illegal orders they should receive training in that during the pre-deployment process, and the NCO’s should know. 95% is common sense although I realize today common sense is no longer common.

Uncle Ruckus
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Yep..the entire report…I’ve read it

John McMickle
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All I have found is a 63 page CID report, not the Article 32 hearing.

Uncle Ruckus
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Read what his men said in the cid reoort

Jay Kenney
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YES! I am a veteran. B52 Electronic Warfare Officer. Based on Anderson AFB, Guam. 1972 – 1973. Participated in Linebacker II. Look it up. Got blown out of the sky. 42 years ago yesterday, I lost half my crew. Picked up by Air/Sea rescue 15 minutes ahead of the NVA. As all West lemmings, you make assumptions without ANY facts.

The prisoner was not, “slapped” around. He was given an old-fashioned street beating by for men for 40 minutes. Then West emptied his weapon next to the man’s head. AND THE IRAQI police officer KNEW NOTHING!

Uncle Ruckus
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TRUE…turns out what Allen believed was false and is a stain on the end of his military career…they didn’t see he was fit for command and relieved him….a disgrace to the uniform!

Jay Kenney
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I don’t know which is worse. So few of us who see West as a disgrace to the uniform, or that he has so many lemmings.

Uncle Ruckus
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It only takes a few of use to know that ALLEN WEST is a disgrace to the uniform I once wore to make a difference! Many of those do not know that his military career ended HORRIBLY but its up to us to tell the truth!! RELIEVED OF COMMAND!!!

Jay Kenney
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5 by 5.

Andy Martin
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Says the military liar who wants to bring back busing. Race pimp.

Andy Martin
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Hey azzho. Respond to this………… An Article 32 hearing had taken place. The hearing officer recommended administrative punishment, The Commanding General can say he wants a court martial, but the prosecutor would have to recommend that and do it vigorously. The reason is the prosecutor presented his case, the defense did not and the case was weak, Prosecutors do not like weak cases because they will probably lose. Now if you roll the dice and lose the person walks away without any punishment and because of double jeopardy can never be tried again. Yes West could have refused the article… Read more »
Jay Kenney
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If he was honorable. If he believed what he and his subordinates did was justified he would have demanded a courts martial. He didn’t. He took the easy way out. just like you did when the draft let you off, rather than enlisting to serve your country.

Andy Martin
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Says the slimy POS who never served but has nooooo problem stealing valor. You’re scum.

Jay Kenney
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That does it horse’s arse. You’ll be getting something mail.

Andy Martin
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You’re too stupid to send mail.

John McMickle
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His retirement papers were already in the works, he was leaving anyway things went. Next subordinates are a funny thing I was stationed in what was Karlsruhe, West Germany, another engineer unit had a lieutenant shoved in a wall locker and thrown out of a third floor window. You can find someone to say what ever you want if you as enough people.

Jay Kenney
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Point being. What is your source on West already having his papers in?

Andy Martin
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Where’s the paperwork stating you served?

Jay Kenney
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Addressed, stamped and will be in the mail, Friday.

Andy Martin
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LOL! Addressed to who and where?

Jay Kenney
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Andy Martin
4922 W 29th Place
Cicero, IL 60804-3628

Jay Kenney
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No obscene retort? You disappoint me.

Jay Kenney
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You, imbecile!

Andy Martin

4922 W 29th Place

Cicero, IL 60804-3628

Andy Martin
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Your mammy.

Jay Kenney
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You can be so lame…

Andy Martin
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Likewise.

Jay Kenney
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Et tu. What will you do when you receive it?

Andy Martin
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Still waiting.

Jay Kenney
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Patience. Have to rely on the USPS, dimwit!

Andy Martin
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Cut the crap. Nothing’s coming.

Jay Kenney
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Oh ye of little faith. Getting a bit frustrated and impatient, are you? Get used to it.

Andy Martin
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It’s okay Jayne. I knew you were lying……………..again.

Jay Kenney
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What are you willing to bet? You call it.

Andy Martin
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Still waiting liar.

Jay Kenney
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Hope you like the taste of crow, Andy. It is clear patience is not your long suit. I’ll mail it when I’m ready…mebbe today…mebbe not…

Andy Martin
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Mail what? You stupid inbred. You started this crap about mailing me something you don’t have, not me.

Jay Kenney
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Went in the mail today. Happy reading.

Andy Martin
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Again? LOL!

Jay Kenney
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He who laughs best…

Andy Martin
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Relax Jayne.

Jay Kenney
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I don’t expect an apology when you receive it. That would be beneath you.

Andy Martin
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Take yer Midol Jayne. Yer leakin’.

John McMickle
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One news article. the fact is he received a letter of support from 95 members of congress. In fact his unit did not suffer any ambush attacks until after he was removed at least according to :
“U.S. Officer Fined for Harsh Interrogation Tactics”. CNN. December 12, 2003. Archived from the original on December 11, 2007.

Here is a link to one article about the incident: http://www.stripes.com/news/members-of-congress-web-sites-back-officer-who-faces-punishment-in-iraq-interrogation-case-1.14022

Here is a link to the investigation report: https://www.aclu.org/files/projects/foiasearch/pdf/DODDOACID000105.pdf

Jay Kenney
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Oh. I also checked your links. A letter that was never signed nor forwarded by the Secretary of the Army and a heavily redacted report? That’s the best you can come up with? Lame.

John McMickle
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What letter was never signed? This is from wikipedia: At his hearing, West said that there were no ambushes against American forces in Taji until he was relieved of his leadership post a month later.[18] After West’s retirement he received more than 2,000 letters and e-mails offering him moral support.[17] A letter supporting West was signed by 95 members of Congress and sent to the Secretary of the Army.[17] Here is footnote 17: Sontag, Deborah; Fisher, Ian (May 27, 2004). “The Struggle For Iraq: Interrogations; How Colonel Risked His Career By Menacing Detainee and Lost”. The New York Times. Archived… Read more »
Jay Kenney
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Drill down a little deeper.

John McMickle
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That document is 64 pages long. It is a copy of the investigation to prove that there was no cover up.

Jay Kenney
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Now I have to do all the heavy lifting for you. I posted, “drill down.” Try starting here: http://www.thenation.com/blog/170240/so-allen-west-wants-talk-about-his-military-record#

John McMickle
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I give you the investigation report and the article about the incident along with the link to New York Times article and you give me an article that quotes the New York Times article.

Here is the link to the New York Times article again: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/27/world/struggle-for-iraq-interrogations-colonel-risked-his-career-menacing-detainee.html?pagewanted=all

Once the charges were served and Article 32 was convened West’s career was over no matter the out come.

Jay Kenney
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http://www.wnd.com/2003/11/21620/

Neither Rumsfeld nor Brownlee came to West’s defense.

John McMickle
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Two political appointees throwing someone under a bus. What is so special about that.Political appointees throw good people under the bus on a regular basis to protect themselves.

Jay Kenney
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Jay Kenney
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Two political appointees? That’s the strongest defense with which you can come up? Lame. Your response to the findings of West’s Article 32 and Article 15 rulings? I’m not alone here in considering West a disgrace to the uniform. As a Vietnam era vet, I wouldn’t follow him into the latrine.

John McMickle
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“Two political appointees?” Have you ever seen a political appointee that would step up and defend anyone in uniform. Look at what happened to george Patton at the end of World War II, Patton tried to make the point that most local politicians belonged to the Nazi party just to keep their job or stay in elected office. He got relieved of command because the politicians did not like it. Point out one instance where a political appointee has ever gone to bat for anyone in uniform. A famous Marine named Lewis B.(Chesty) Puller got called on the carpet for… Read more »
Jay Kenney
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Yeah, I’ve read ALL of those “reports.” As for VN POW’s, I defer to Nietzsche: Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

An enemy’s behavior does not condone our armed forces engaging in the same behavior. If, as signatories of the Geneva Convention, do not abide by our word, whaat does that make us? The monsters Nietzsche warns us about…

John McMickle
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“As for VN POW’s, I defer to Nietzsche: Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.” You avoided answering the question. Are you claiming that no POW was ever mistreated in Vietnam? Philosophy is fine but I want to know what happened in the real world. “An enemy’s behavior does not condone our armed forces engaging in the same behavior.” His treatment was much better than what the enemy would have done. “If, as signatories of the Geneva Convention, do not abide by our word, whaat does that make us?” That… Read more »
Jay Kenney
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Gee. I thought I clearly implied that VN POW’s were tortured. All one has to do is look at John McCain. BTW, I was trained in Wilderness/POW survival by the Air Force. Fairchild AFB, Spokane, WA. And which IRRC published this article? There are 197,000 listings. Question: Which statement best describes your moral reasoning and and how you make ethical decisions? 1. Obedience and punishment orientation (How can I avoid punishment?) 2. Self-interest orientation (What’s in it for me?) 3. Interpersonal accord and conformity (Social norms) 4. Authority and social-order maintaining orientation (Law and order 5. Social contract orientation; i.e.,… Read more »
John McMickle
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“I thought I clearly implied that VN POW’s were tortured. All one has to do is look at John McCain.” I was referring to NVA and VC prisoners captured by our forces. Did you look at the link I gave you to the Geneva Convention, not just the Cliff Notes version to which you provided a link. I am not advocating that west did not break any rules. What I am saying is being a ground pounder in a fight you are always pushing the limits. He needed answers someone set this guy up to be a fall guy. He… Read more »
Jay Kenney
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Yeah. I went through the article. I still waiting for you to cite from which IRRC source that article came. And you didn’t answer my question.

Jay Kenney
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Then the SEALS did the right thing. Can’t say the same about West.

Jay Kenney
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Show me wherever I posted there was a cover up. I never did.

Jay Kenney
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And the Secretary of the Army neither signed it nor forwarded it. I thought we liberals we guilty of cherry picking. Do your homework.

Andy Martin
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Put up your DD214.

Jay Kenney
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Put up your letter from the draft board.

Andy Martin
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I never claimed to have served. The letter went right into the garbage. So do you have a DD214 or not punk?

Jay Kenney
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Yup! You’ll get it c/o USPS.

Andy Martin
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Typical punk azz liar.

John McMickle
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So the guy took a whipping, he was apparently suspected for something for some reason. Look at the year this happened 2003. That was pretty shortly after we took the country. The fact is you are talking like a liberal. If some ground pounder had been able to smack around some VC or NVA and find out about the AA site that killed the rest of the crew how would you feel about that. I was a ground pounder and thing look a lot different in the mud than they do at 35,000 feet or higher. On the ground you… Read more »
Jay Kenney
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“Soldiers testified that in the process of detaining Hamoodi, he appeared to reach for his weapon and needed to be subdued.” http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/27/world/struggle-for-iraq-interrogations-colonel-risked-his-career-menacing-detainee.html?pagewanted=all You apparently haven’t read the complete history of the incident. The 40 minute BEATING by four of West’s subordinates was initiated because they “thought” their prisoner was goiing for a weapon. You were in the field. Wouldn’t you have searched, even stripped searched a suspected VC for weapons? I would think that would have been standard procedure. Yet West and his four goons, by their own statements and allegations about the prisoner apparently, by implication, did not even… Read more »
John McMickle
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No I didn’t look up the transcripts, but considering the stuff that has gone on whit the press, I am also a little skeptical of anything they print. As a point look at the recent situation with Rolling Stone and the University of Virginia, that story was very easily debunked. Or the story about the high school whiz kid that supposedly made millions in the stock market, that story feel apart. reporters have been known to quote tidbits I am surprised he was a prisoner if he reached for anything. Most people would not give him a chance, because if… Read more »
Jay Kenney
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Figures. Ignore the facts. “Sometimes people do not want to hear the truth, because they don’t want their illusions destroyed – Nietzsche. An honorable officer who believed what he did was right, and would do it again, would have INSISTED on a courts martial.

John McMickle
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“An honorable officer who believed what he did was right, and would do it again, would have INSISTED on a courts martial.” High stated ideals from someone not in that situation. In 1984 they had a retired General that had commanded the 1st Armored Division recalled to active duty to face charges of command influence during court martials. turns out the General was threatening anyone with a bad OER if they testified as a character witness for anyone they had referred charges on. He took a bust in rank and was put back on retirement. I realize that was 30… Read more »
Jay Kenney
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You answered my question. What is morally wrong, is morally wrong. What is morally correct, is morally correct.

Moral:

1. founded on the fundamental principles of right conduct rather than on legalities, enactment, or custom:
moral obligations.

2. capable of conforming to the rules of right conduct:
a moral being.

3. conforming to the rules of right conduct (opposed to immoral ): a moral man.

John McMickle
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War is morally wrong most of the time, however if you are attempting to save lives when dealing with an immoral situation sometimes you must push the limits. There is a major difference between being in a airplane far above the really dirty part and on the ground in the mud, blood and gore of it all, There is a difference between being in a philosophy class discussing would you fire into a building that might have civilians in it and a heavy machine gun firing out of the building and being the guy out there in the unit pinned… Read more »
Jay Kenney
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Didn’t look up Linebacker II, did you? You know nothing of dropping bombs, unnecessarily, on cities full of civilians. Your vision of air crews is a fantasy!

John McMickle
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There is a difference in dropping ordnance from thirty thousand feet and walking around having firefights at a couple hundred meters. You know about the casualties from the ordinance dropped but really do not see it in person.

Jay Kenney
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And when the man sitting next to you is killed upon ejection as well as your pilot and co-pilot? I have no illusions about what it was like on the ground. Lost many friends there as well. I only ask for the same respect. We agree on one thing, however. Linebacker II was unnecessary. The same accord could have been had in October ’72. Yet many of my friends died, too. You are not alone with that!

Jay Kenney
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Andy Martin
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The thug azz ape got what he had coming. Cry me a river. Oh, Im sorry. I just noticed the part about schools. Tell me white guilter. What do schools have to do with ape Brown going down? But since you want to discuss schools…………..I guess………. Up here in Chicago you can go to any school in the city if you qualify. Through Chicago Public Schools (CPS), you have several school choice options in addition to your neighborhood school. There are 32 elementary magnet schools, 10 magnet high schools and 22 charter schools. Applications are due in December for high… Read more »
John McMickle
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So do you want to bus students in from another school district? A school district is made up of the students that live within the district.

Jay Kenney
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You didn’t grow up during the Civil Rights movement, did you?

Andy Martin
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I did. Now answer the phukkin question Jayne. Do you want bussing or not whitey?

Uncle Ruckus
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He did…he was one of those calling the black kids the N word!

John McMickle
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Yes I did, but in order to have school integration you have to have someone to integrate with. If there are no non-minority students in the area what do you propose?

Jay Kenney
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Bussing. Just like the 60’s.

Andy Martin
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Atta lib! And that worked out soooooooooooo great back then………..OOPS! Never mind. Phukktard.

John McMickle
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But from where, force people to come from another school district. Do you understand the concept of school districts. The only people that can be moved must come from within the area of that school district. You cannot bus something you do not have.

Jay Kenney
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Yes. Bussing both ways. Executive action and de facto segregation. History repeats itself. Guess St. Louis didn’t learn from the past.

Andy Martin
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As usual, you support libtard failure.First thugs now this………….. Why busing failed | Tampa Bay Times http://www.tampabay.com/news/…busing-failed/2164660 Tampa Bay Times Feb 7, 2014 – I wanted to know why integration — actual, genuine integration — hadfailed so spectacularly. The result of that curiosity, published a little more … Desegregation busing – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desegregation_busing Wikipedia While the Swann decision addressed de jure segregation in the South, it failed to address de facto segregation which persisted elsewhere in the country. ‎History – ‎Criticism – ‎Effects – ‎Historical examples New Boston Busing Debate, 4 Decades After Fervid Clashes http://www.nytimes.com/…/new-boston-busing-debate-4-... The… Read more »
Jay Kenney
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Busing has failed because because of gutless and racist conservative judges and courts. Worked before. Could work again, you racist.

Andy Martin
Guest

Hey dumbazz. You cannot force people to go where they aren’t wanted or where they do not want to go. And it NEVER worked you liberal sukazz. Look it up.

Andy Martin
Guest

Wrong dubazz! Bussing NEVER worked ANYWHERE it was tried.

Jay Kenney
Guest

BIOYA!

John McMickle
Guest
You need to get a map and look at the St. Louis metro area. A map that shows all the smaller towns that have grown together around St. Louis. You cannot bus both ways YOU CANNOT BUS OUTSIDE OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. The St. Louis are has multiple school districts. The actual city of St. Louis is a fairly small geographic area down next to the river. There are probably 20 different little towns that surround St. Louis. Ferguson does not even share a common boundary with St. Louis. Here is a link to a map of all the school… Read more »
Jay Kenney
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I did. Here’s what I also found: “…predominately
black schools is an inevitable result of federal court decisions
limiting former methods of civil rights-era protections, such as
busing and affirmative action in school admissions.” So it’s up to the courts. I’m not very hopeful.

John McMickle
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The problem is the courts have screwed the school systems up so bad that we will never get them straightened out. It is not the racial makeup of the students or teachers that we need to worry about. It is the quality of the students and teachers that we need to worry about. The students that are continually disruptive and keeping the teacher from being able to teach, should be removed to an environment where they can be handled. The teachers that cannot teach should be removed from the classroom. the teachers that do not have a command of the… Read more »
Jay Kenney
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Courts? How about school boards that don’t even do background checks. And who elects the school boards? Local citizens. All politics and its re3sults are local.

Andy Martin
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Yep! Phukkin libs and their politics.

Flyercrazy
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We can narrow this down. Anything said by a celebrity can be eliminated, that West character is missing one thing, he meant to say celebrities deserve to be treated like blacks in the 60’s, Kanye West is a wimp trying to look tough but he is not the worst. I guess I would have to say Browns mother taking her issue to the UN is the most absurd thing I can think of but probably logical for her since she is such an ignoramus idiot based on the way she acted on stage with the idiotic step father.calling for the… Read more »
DixieAngel_76
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I had to go with that scumbag deserter Bergdahl getting a tax free pension.

Rafael X
Guest

Tied at number one for absurdity of the year in my opinion. Allen West’s 180 on impeachment and this.

http://www.allenbwest.com/2014/07/congressman-says-isis-will-use-southern-border-enter-us-muslim-prayer-rug-found-arizona-border/

Andy Martin
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Obama Lies obamalies.net/ Obama Lies! Since being in office Obama continues to lie. From failed campaign policies to misinformation, half truths and lies. We give you the truth about the … 5 lies that have shaped the Obama presidency | New York … nypost.com/…/how-falsehoods-and-fibs-have-shaped-the-… New York Post Sep 13, 2014 – If past presidents are remembered for their signature achievements,Obama will be remembered for his signature lie: “If you like your health … Washington Post Fact Check Shows Obama’s Amnesty Built … townhall.com/…/washington-post-fact-shows-obamas-amn… Townhall.com Nov 24, 2014 – Washington Post Fact Check Shows Obama’s Amnesty Built On Lies… Obama reached… Read more »
DixieAngel_76
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It’s too bad we’re only allowed to vote for one, there were so many deserving of first place.

MotherBatherick
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I voted for selection Number One because if our nation is not secure and we do not secure our borders, we risk no longer having a free country and without a free country, nothing else matters.

Brendan
Guest

My favorite absurdity was when Allen West made up a story about a secret source he met on a plane giving him all sorts of crazy conspiracy nonsense about Benghazi and West promised all his supporters a big reveal was coming that would take down the administration.
It turned out, of course, West made the whole thing up and was just trying to draw attention to his site to boost advertising revenue.

Uncle Ruckus
Guest

I remember this well….there are too many of those stories that these NUTS take as FACT. Some went and found to truth themselves and LEFT THIS SITE!!!

Andy Martin
Guest

Obama lie 26)

Had “off the record” meetings with lobbyists

In June 2010, the New York Times reported that Obama administration officials had held hundreds of meetings with lobbyists at coffee houses near the White House, in order to avoid the disclosure requirements for White House visitors, and that these meetings “reveal a disconnect between the Obama administration’s public rhetoric — with Mr. Obama himself frequently thrashing big industries’ ‘battalions’ of lobbyists as enemies of reform — and the administration’s continuing, private dealings with them.”

empty pockets
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The biggest absurdity is the instigator of it all, the Community Organizer in Chief himself, Barry the Arrogant considers all those things and hundreds more like them…thousands…as ACCOMPLISHMENTS. And for a community organizer, chaos is the goal; achieving chaos is an accomplishment.

But I’ll go with #15, not because it’s the biggest “absurdity” but because of all of them and the outrage over them, that one is the proof that Barry is no “commander”..in chief or even in his dreams. He doesn’t even know the meaning of the word. Commanders look after their troops.

Dr. Strangelove
Guest

Too bad there wasn’t an “All of the above”.

Rafael X
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One absurdity is telling people to accept the Ferguson GJ decision but they can’t accept the plethora of Benghazi investigations that finds no evidence of wrongdoing. Conservatives where never big on self-awareness but this takes the cake.

Kay Johnson
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There are still unanswered questions about Benghazi.

Rafael X
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Even more about MB.

Kay Johnson
Guest

What’s still sticking in your crawling about it?

JR
Guest

No…you just refuse to listen.

Rafael X
Guest

Guess I’ve heard enough.

Andy Martin
Guest

Oh no, no ape likker. The proper response is for animals to burn, loot and riot. Isn’t that what you teach your kid? And your BOY Obama can’t stand white folk. That’s why he let them die in Benghazi while he cries for apes and thugs in Missouri.

[[ Conservatives where never big on self-awareness but this takes the cake]]

Librul pols have been punkin’ blacks for decades yet you keep bending over. Dumb azz.

Rafael X
Guest

My boy wishes you a joyous Kwanzaa.

AmerizonWarrior
Guest

no such thing as kwanzaa..it was an invented ‘holiday’ by a liberal professor…you liberal goons fall for every lie, don’t you?

Andy Martin
Guest

Your boy needs a real father.

Uncle Ruckus
Guest

Where’s yours?

Andy Martin
Guest

Dead and buried.

Uncle Ruckus
Guest

GOOD!

Andy Martin
Guest

We all end up there. Hopefully your children will be raped and murdered soon.

Nancy DeVisser
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All of them

Philanthropussy
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You forgot, Hilliary goes on FOX to promote her book and was thrown soft ball Benghazi questions by hosts.
Or FOX host on The Five says “boobs on the ground” in reference to female troops in combat

Uncle Ruckus
Guest

How about “WE WILL REPEAL OBAMACARE” That has to be #1

GoneFishing
Guest

How about nobody cares what the stalker Earl “No-Such-Thing-As-A-Black-Conservative” Lee thinks? Changing your screen name doesn’t make you a different stalker.

Uncle Ruckus
Guest

Apparently someone cares…..a BUNCH of people have left this blog learning the truth about ALLEN WEST!!!

GoneFishing
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“a BUNCH of people” know you as Earl Lee and that you have a serious, compulsive stalker complex about Col. West because you’re a bigoted black man, determined to make a fool of yourself over a black man who happens to be conservative. Your crystal-ball (imagination) knows not how many read this blog, Earl “No-Such-Thing-As-A-Black-Conservative” Lee.

Uncle Ruckus
Guest

I know how many were posting and how many post now..the TRUTH does that!!

GoneFishing
Guest

Only in your imagination. Your sole concern is his skin color, so you’ll trip all over yourself, obsessing, to deride the Colonel.

Uncle Ruckus
Guest

My concern is skin color? Comedy…pure comedy!! Only here to spread the TRUTH!! Thats it….sorry if you can’t handle it!

GoneFishing
Guest

Quoting you in past comments: “There’s no such thing as a black conservative”. Your words.
You’ll spit any bile to express your contempt and ridicule a fellow black man who doesn’t live by your bigoted ideals. You outed yourself, so the joke is on you.

AmerizonWarrior
Guest

sic ‘im, gonefishing! liberal goons always out themselves because they are truly the fools among us

Paul Sheridan
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JDH
Guest

My …aren’t you the resourceful one! You should work for Nancy P.,she could pay you for your ability to repeat propaganda!

GoneFishing
Guest

A website for conspiracy theorists? Um…no.

Paul Sheridan
Guest

Conspiracy theories? That’s a new one. Care to elaborate?

GoneFishing
Guest

I don’t need to elaborate anything. The ‘wonky’ site you posted is self-explanatory to any straight thinking person.

Cowfy Kaufman
Guest

ignore trollers,it just encourages them.

JJ77
Guest

I see a wabbit and chita that don’t fit the profile for idiot.

Fed Up with BS
Guest

I’d have to vote for #5 because it was the most unpredictable. I have no idea why in the world the government would waste money on Swedish massages for rabbits.

Cowfy Kaufman
Guest

should sheila lee jackson be considered for personhood? hmmmmmm!

Cowfy Kaufman
Guest

my oh my.so many trolls to behold as i scroll.i won’t waste time here but to say.if you throw a stone in the dark and a dog yelps in pain……you’ve hit it allen.

Jay Kenney
Guest
“Today, we remember the contributions of one of our nation’s great leaders, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. While we acknowledge the growth, progress and hard won victories of the past, we must still confront the reality of persistent injustice in our country today. A growing chorus of leaders on both sides of the aisle and throughout the United States are now speaking to the profound and urgent need to reform our criminal justice system. Our nation sadly leads the globe in incarceration. We have about 5% of the globe’s population and 25% of the globe’s prison population — and the… Read more »