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  • His Queeg Moment

    02/24/2013 8:37:18 AM PST · by null and void · 51 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1.29.13 @ 6:07AM | Hal G.P. Colebatch
    A perspective on our president from Down Under. In Herman Wouk’s classic World War II novel, The Caine Mutiny, there is a moment when a group of the ship’s officers are getting away from the increasingly eccentric Captain Queeq by relaxing ashore. Suddenly the malcontent Lieutenant Keefer asks the others: “Does it occur to you that Captain Queeg may be insane? In fact Queeg is not insane, at least not at that time. He is simply grappling, more and more disastrously, with a job too big for him. Come the crisis of a typhoon, he becomes paralyzed and nearly sinks...
  • TCM Classic Movie Alert: 12/10/11

    12/10/2011 2:59:33 PM PST · by re_nortex · 39 replies
    TCM ^ | 12/10/11 | TCM Staff
    The Caine Mutiny airs tonight at 8:00 Eastern Time on TCM. The Republican Debate starts an hour later on ABC.
  • White House Insider onObama: “the President is Losing It.”

    09/16/2010 1:38:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 459 replies · 3+ views, ^ | 9/16/10 | Ulsterman
    A longtime Washington D.C. insider, and former advisor to the Obama election campaign and transition team, speaks out on an administration in crisis, and a president increasingly withdrawn from the job of President. 2008 gave America an incredibly charismatic candidate for President of the United States. Speech after speech showed a candidate with increasing momentum as primary race after primary race concluded. And then came the nomination, more speeches, culminating in an election night victory. According to the person sitting across from me, those were incredibly exciting times, even for one who had been a participant with three previous presidential...
  • Gutierrez bill would give millions citizenship (Obama waiting on Graham-Schumer "bipartisanship")

    12/20/2009 7:06:15 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 59 replies · 3,353+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 2009-12-19 | Erin Kelly
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a leading congressional advocate for immigrants' rights, has introduced a bill that would allow millions of illegal immigrants to become U.S. citizens and would end a controversial program that enlists local police to enforce immigration laws. The bill is widely viewed as too liberal to pass. Obama administration officials have said they are looking instead to a more moderate, bipartisan immigration-reform bill to be introduced in the Senate early next year by Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).Still, the Chicago Democrat made it clear that he and his allies expect a seat at the...
  • McCain on health care and POTUS (GOP can "probably not" stop it)

    12/20/2009 6:40:01 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 166 replies · 4,831+ views
    Politico ^ | Decemeber 20, 2009 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) says that Republicans will "probably not" be able to stop the passage of health care this week, but that his party will continue to "win the battle of American public opinion." "We’ll fight the good fight, we will fight until the last vote," he said on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. "We must look back and say that we did everything we could to prevent this terrible mistake from taking place."
  • Will John McCain Flip-Flop on Gitmo?

    12/15/2009 9:35:25 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 721+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | 2009-12-15 | Spencer Ackerman
    With the expected announcement of the transfer of Guantanamo detainees to the Thomson Correctional Center in Illinois, a Republican-driven hysteria is virtually guaranteed. That’s as empty as it is uninteresting. What’s interesting is whether the Republicans’ 2008 presidential nominee and national security elder statesman, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), joins in the action. McCain, recall, has long advocated shuttering the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. Back on the 2008 campaign trail, he said bluntly, “I believe we should close Guantanamo,” as the United States’ “great power does not mean that we can do whatever we want, whenever we want.” Spoken like a...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain Keynote Speaker @ ACORN Feb. 2006 (ACORN is "what makes America special")

    12/09/2009 3:17:21 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 873+ views
    McCain to ACORN/SEIU activists for "comprehensive immigration reform" aka amnesty for illegal aliens, Miami-Dade Comm. College, Miami, Fl., on 20 Feb. 2006: "What makes America special is what's in this room tonight." McCain at ACORN/SEIU rally in South Florida, 2006 20 Feb. 2006 coverage from WFOR-TV CBS Channel 4 Miami, Fl.
  • McCain Lauds Palin, Then Calls Her Irrelevant (Captain Queeg alert)

    12/06/2009 7:57:19 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 92 replies · 3,490+ views
    Arizona Sen. John McCain came to the defense of his former GOP running mate Sarah Palin on Sunday. But in doing so, he used an adjective that some might not consider such a compliment. McCain was responding to a question from NBC’s David Gregory on “Meet the Press,” about whether Palin’s brand of conservatism is “what the Republican Party needs to regain power in the midterms and ultimately in 2012.” McCain responded that the former Alaska governor has “earned herself a very big place in the Republican political scene” and that he was “proud of her.” Then came this: “I...
  • Back from Presidential Campaign Defeat, John McCain Helps Lead GOP Charge against Obama

    12/04/2009 4:41:32 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies · 1,867+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 2009-12-04 | Janet Hook
    WASHINGTON - Soon after the Senate opened its long-awaited debate on health care legislation this week, John McCain strode into the chamber to spearhead his party's efforts to reshape the massive bill. He offered Republicans' first amendment and leveled the party's most politically stinging charge--that its cuts in Medicare spending will hurt the elderly. A day later, McCain took the lead in grilling President Obama's team on its newly minted plan for the Afghanistan war. Why, McCain pressed, had the president set a deadline for withdrawing U.S. troops? "A withdrawal date only emboldens al Qaeda and the Taliban," he complained....
  • The post that got me banned on LGF - evidently

    05/28/2009 8:06:49 PM PDT · by Dinah Lord · 154 replies · 4,537+ views
    Dinah Lord ^ | 5/28/09 | Dinah Lord
    I've been a proud FReeper since 2005, but haven't posted before because I've been intimidated by the whole process. Okay, I admit it - I'm lame. But I just got banned from LGF. I know there are other FReepers out there who have been banned. Care to commiserate?
  • McCain aide: There's outreach — but no compromise [McCainiacs whine about 0bama]

    04/30/2009 10:30:53 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 660+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – As part of his answer to whether he would reach out to Sen. John McCain as part of a renewed effort on immigration reform, the president said "we reach out to — to Senator McCain on a whole host of issues." . . . . . However, McCain spokeswoman Brooke Buchanan also said that the White House mostly reaches out to the senator on issues where they have clear agreement, and she underscored a theme he brought up on the Senate floor just today — that he believes President Obama and Democrats don't really want to compromise...
  • Glenn Beck vs. Charles Johnson

    04/19/2009 9:52:19 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies · 1,465+ views
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | April 17, 2009 | Ace
    At Stop the ACLU.LGF's response here.
  • Will Obama pull a "Captain Queeg"?

    03/19/2008 6:22:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 449+ views
    me ^ | 3-19-08 | self
    I wonder if anyone here imagines that Obama will do a Captain Queeg-like meltdown if the pressure grows? I would love to hear from others...
  • Courageous leader: McCain is Well Equipped to be President

    02/17/2008 4:17:13 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 43 replies · 72+ views
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 02/17/2008 | Sen. Tom Coburn
    Courageous leader: McCain is well equipped to be President.By Senator Tom CoburnThe American people have the opportunity to elect as president John McCain, a man who is uniquely equipped to tackle the two greatest challenges facing our country — radical Islamic extremism and a Congress that refuses to correct our unsustainable fiscal course. I'm confident in McCain's leadership because I know and trust his character. I have served with many professed reformers in Congress. John McCain stands out as one of a handful of true reformers who will stand up and be counted. He has demonstrated time and time again...
  • Five Reasons Conservatives Should Vote for McCain over Hillary or Obama

    02/16/2008 7:09:05 PM PST · by Hugin · 134 replies · 524+ views
    I understand an respect the arguments made by people like Rush as to why they can't vote for McCain. Indeed, I have raised the point that the Pubs will more likely fight bad ideas coming from a Democrat president than from McCain. However after much consideration, I have come to the difficult conclusion that in the general election I have no choice but to vote for McCain over either Hillary or Obama. Here are five reasons why... 1. The Jhihadist Threat: McCain understands that Islamic fanaticism is a dire threat to the USA, and is determined to defeat it. Hillary...
  • Anti-McCainiacs: Write-Ins or 3rd Party Vote is insane - Remember Perot?

    02/16/2008 5:38:00 PM PST · by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh · 301 replies · 459+ views
    Do any of you anti-McCainiacs who indicate you will write-in or vote third-party remember Ross Perot and the 1992 election? Ross Perot and the moronic conservative republicans who supported him were responsible for the election of Bill Clinton. Hunter lost. Thompson lost. GET OVER IT. You people are so damn desparate and out of touch, that you were actually calling Romney a conservative and comparing him to Reagan? Good god almight what is wrong with you. McCain is our guy, like it or not, he is much better than Obama or Clinton. Time to support McCain, and the party, and...
  • GOP goon squad can’t rattle McCain

    02/11/2008 8:42:59 PM PST · by Dane · 438 replies · 2,841+ views
    DL-Online ^ | February 9, 2008
    GOP goon squad can’t rattle McCain DL-Online Published Saturday, February 09, 2008 It’s been a kind of perverse pleasure to watch Sen. John McCain overcome the vitriol of talk radio’s conservative goon squad. Despite vicious daily broadsides from Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham (and their sycophants on regional and local talk radio), McCain emerged Tuesday as the front-runner among Republican candidates for president. On Thursday, the senator’s only credible competition, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, suspended his campaign, effectively handing the nomination to McCain. So much for the influence of the talkers with the base of...
  • John McCain For President: A Hero Leader

    02/10/2008 8:28:09 PM PST · by LonesomeHawk · 136 replies · 219+ views
    John McCain For President: A Hero Leader Editorial Pittsburgh Tribune-Review February 10, 2008 You have to hand it to John McCain. He has an impeccable sense of timing. At the very moment that a dangerously fractured Republican Party could have disintegrated -- Thursday, when Mitt Romney, the darling of the anti-McCain crowd exited the race -- Sen. McCain delivered a stunning speech to the annual gathering of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. Certainly, there was a measured sense of rebuke in the words of the Arizona senator who now has a virtual lock on the GOP presidential...
  • McCain carries all California Congressional Districts, except 3 (5 CDs still counting)

    02/06/2008 12:56:45 PM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 80 replies · 207+ views
    California Secretary of State ^ | 2-6-08 | California Secretary of State
    California 21 (all of Tulare County and the eastern half of Fresno County) Mitt Romney, 18,477 (36.1) John McCain, 18,261 (35.7) California 49 (much of Northern San Diego County and southwestern Riverside County) Mitt Romney, 24,264 (38.8) John McCain, 23,608 (37.7) California 52 (parts of Imperial and San Diego counties) Mitt Romney, 30,034 (40.3) John McCain, 27,844 (37.4) District 25: Romney down 1.9% (91% reporting) District 26: Romney down 7.4% (83.8% reporting) District 41: Romney down 5.7% (76.5% reporting) District 42: Romney down 0.2% (97.6% reporting) District 43: Romney down 11.2% (68.4% reporting) If things stay this way, the tally...
  • Obama downloads on McCain at Delaware Rally... (YouTube)

    02/04/2008 8:24:02 PM PST · by Hoodat · 6 replies · 176+ views
    YouTube ^ | 02/04/2008 | chrisbarrett
    Obama Slams McCain
  • McCain's Straight Lies (Thomas Sowell)

    01/31/2008 7:32:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 104 replies · 713+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | February 1, 2008 | Thomas Sowell
    February 1, 2008 We have been hearing for years that Senator John McCain gives "straight talk" and his bus has been endlessly referred to as the "straight talk express." But endless repetition does not make something true. The fact that McCain makes short, blunt statements does not make him a straight-talker. There are short, blunt lies -- and he told a big one on the eve of the Florida primary, when he claimed that Mitt Romney had advocated a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq. Even the Washington Post, which supports McCain, said that the Senator "has distorted the meaning" of...
  • Democrats say McCain nearly abandoned GOP

    01/31/2008 7:52:48 PM PST · by Hoodat · 142 replies · 747+ views
    The Hill ^ | 03/28/2007 | Bob Cusack
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was close to leaving the Republican Party in 2001, weeks before then-Sen. Jim Jeffords (Vt.) famously announced his decision to become an Independent, according to former Democratic lawmakers who say they were involved in the discussions. In interviews with The Hill this month, former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and ex-Rep. Tom Downey (D-N.Y.) said there were nearly two months of talks with the maverick lawmaker following an approach by John Weaver, McCain’s chief political strategist. Democrats had contacted Jeffords and then-Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-R.I.) in the early months of 2001 about switching parties, but in McCain’s...
  • Hillary Rodham Queeg

    08/21/2007 3:39:44 AM PDT · by samtheman · 41 replies · 1,795+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/21/2007 | Jeffrey Lord
    One of the central lessons of The Caine Mutiny is that when a human being possesses a fatally flawed character trait that is repeatedly displayed and then, as with Queeg, matched with considerable power, there can only be one outcome -- and that outcome is never good. Hillary Clinton is the only candidate in the 2008 race on either side who has already been in the White House for eight years. There is no speculation to be had on how she would respond under the pressure of the presidency. She has a record already, and is not shy about spinning...
  • Bush Administration Fast-Tracks Formation of North American Union

    07/11/2006 6:50:36 PM PDT · by Trupolitik · 55 replies · 1,640+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | July 11, 2006 | Jerome R Corsi
    With virtually no mention in the mainstream media, Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez convened on June 15, the first meeting of the North American Competitiveness Council (NACC), an apparently extra-constitutional advisory group organized by the Department of Commerce (DOC) under the auspices of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP). A March 31 press release on the White House website, under the title “Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America: Progress,” announced the formation of the NACC. The press release noted that the NACC would meet annually “with security and prosperity Ministers and will engage with senior government officials on an...
  • `W stands for wrong,' Kerry says

    09/06/2004 2:59:40 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 206 replies · 3,904+ views ^ | September 6, 2004 | THOMAS FITZGERALD
    RACINE, W.Va. - (KRT) - Seizing on a common campaign sign that features President Bush's middle initial, Sen. John Kerry on Monday declared that "W stands for wrong," shifting his focus from the rhetorical quagmires of Iraq and Vietnam to pocketbook issues. Kerry spent Labor Day in the battleground states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina blaming Bush for economic problems that he said were the worst since the Great Depression. He also retooled his campaign team on the fly. "As the president likes to say, there's nothing complicated about it," Kerry said, speaking to a crowd of...
  • The Kosovo Cover-Up(Origin of the Wesley Clark Character Issue)

    12/27/2003 6:13:40 PM PST · by Pukin Dog · 75 replies · 449+ views
    Newsweek ^ | May 15, 2000 | John Barry And Evan Thomas
    NATO said it won a great victory, but the war did very little damage to Serb forces. By not conceding this, the Pentagon may mislead future presidents about the limits of U.S. power. A NEWSWEEK exclusive. It was acclaimed as the most successful air campaign ever. "A turning point in the history of warfare," wrote the noted military historian John Keegan, proof positive that "a war can be won by airpower alone." At a press conference last June, after Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic agreed to pull his Army from Kosovo at the end of a 78-day aerial bombardment that had...