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I wish someone had asked General Patton this (globull warming alert!)
Powerlineblog.com ^ | 08/04/2010 | Paul Mingroff

Posted on 08/04/2010 3:50:56 PM PDT by OldDeckHand

I think we missed the story from mid-July about Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' mind-boggling effort to lobby Gen. Petraeus to reduce the military's carbon footprint in Afghanistan. During a hearing on the war (yes, this is war we're talking about) the Arizona Democrat stated that the U.S. Air Force is "the largest user of energy on the planet" (even larger than Al Gore?). She then asked Petraeus whether he plans to use "small-scale solar and hydropower systems and also some solar-powered street lights" at our bases in Afghanistan.

The General appeared to have a hard time believing what he had heard, but after a conspicuous pause, he managed an answer. You can watch the exchange here.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congressman; giffords; idiot; patraeus
Unbelievable. As in, I can't believe there is a group of Americans stupid enough in one location to elect a person as IDIOTIC as this imbecile.

Everyone from the state of AR should feel shamed, SHAMED.

1 posted on 08/04/2010 3:50:59 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Oops, she’s from Arizona, not Arkansas. My apologies Arkansans, although you have given us Blanche Lincoln for all those years.


2 posted on 08/04/2010 3:52:52 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Please, oh please let me take her up in a fighter and eject her with a copy of the Obamaloon health bill taking the place of her parachute.

Gads, the splat would be so so satisfying.


3 posted on 08/04/2010 3:54:51 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: OldDeckHand

That would have been a beautiful thing to see.


4 posted on 08/04/2010 3:55:07 PM PDT by taillightchaser
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To: OldDeckHand
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords no political party mentioned

A very stupid question has be ask by a (D)

5 posted on 08/04/2010 3:55:27 PM PDT by TYVets
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"...the Arizona Democrat stated that the U.S. Air Force is "the largest user of energy on the planet"...

I suspect the USAF can probably generate more energy in a matter of seconds that the Arizona Democrat could ever comprehend...


6 posted on 08/04/2010 3:56:34 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: OldDeckHand

Hydro-power. In the dessert. OK!


7 posted on 08/04/2010 3:56:48 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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Oh my gosh... can these idiots get any more irrelevant?

I watched his reply. I would have not been as kind. Something to the effect of, "Are you completely stupid?!" comes to mind.

8 posted on 08/04/2010 3:58:28 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: OldDeckHand

If someone had removed her notes from her I don’t believe she could even have repeated the question....

Wouldn’t you love to hear someone answer some time - Would you mind rephrasing that question in plain English?


9 posted on 08/04/2010 4:01:53 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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'I watched his reply. I would have not been as kind."

It would have been completely understandable if he had stood up, walked over to her, and jap-slapped her, right there on the House floor. Then, straightened his jacket, and sat back down, calmly.

10 posted on 08/04/2010 4:03:22 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

If he’s lucky enough to win the primary I hope Jesse Kelly destroys this whack job. Who the hell votes for her.


11 posted on 08/04/2010 4:04:30 PM PDT by Recon Dad ( I never speak ill of dead people or live judges.)
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Rush was right 20 years ago about the dumbing down of the people. Proof positive it has been mission accomplished.


12 posted on 08/04/2010 4:04:58 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: OldDeckHand

So, so proud to be an Arizonan.... **sniff**


13 posted on 08/04/2010 4:06:13 PM PDT by cld51860
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http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/g/Giffords-Petraeus.htm

U.S. Congressional Representative asked General Petraeus about carbon emissions reduction in the war on terror- Fiction!


14 posted on 08/04/2010 4:06:45 PM PDT by preacher (A government which robs from Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul.)
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"U.S. Congressional Representative asked General Petraeus about carbon emissions reduction in the war on terror- Fiction!"

Fiction? She has a two and half minute soliloquy about JUST THAT. What are these people smoking?

15 posted on 08/04/2010 4:09:49 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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“Unbelievable. As in, I can’t believe there is a group of Americans stupid enough in one location to elect a person as IDIOTIC as this imbecile.”

Her husband is an ASTRONAUT, for cryin’ out loud, and a captain in the NAVY! You’d think some of those smarts would have rubbed off on her...


16 posted on 08/04/2010 4:30:32 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Thank You Rush
"Wouldn’t you love to hear someone answer some time - Would you mind rephrasing that question in plain English?"

Wouldn’t you love to hear someone answer some time - Would you mind rephrasing that question in plain English a human language rather than baboon?

17 posted on 08/04/2010 4:51:16 PM PDT by Dem Guard (The + IRS = Theirs)
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To: Frank_2001

Apprently the horny dog didn’t marry her for her brains.


18 posted on 08/04/2010 4:54:12 PM PDT by Dem Guard (The + IRS = Theirs)
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“”Would you mind rephrasing that question in plain English a human language rather than baboon?””

I knew I wasn’t saying exactly what I wanted to say but darn, these people drive me nuts!!! I don’t know who I want to strangle more - the ones asking the stupid questions or the ones without enough courage to ask them what the heck they mean!!!!


19 posted on 08/04/2010 5:17:25 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: OldDeckHand

I like it!


20 posted on 08/04/2010 5:33:28 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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Beam me to Planet Gore !

21 posted on 08/04/2010 8:50:41 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Release the Second Chakra !!!!!!!" ... Al Gore, 10/24/06)
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