Monday, May 11, 2015
Report Claims Obama Lied About Osama bin Laden Raid
An investigative report published this weekend accuses Obama of lying to Americans about how Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011. Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh claims Obama's narrative of what went down on May 2 four years ago as well as the events leading up to it were false.
In his report he cites an anonymous intelligence official who he claims was "knowledgeable about the initial intelligence about bin Laden's presence in Abbottabad." He also gathered his information from sources inside Pakistan, two consultants to Special Ops Command and Navy SEALs.
Hersh alleges that Pakistan had been holding the terrorist leader prisoner in the compound since 2006 and that the White House was told about his whereabouts by a Pakistani intelligence officer hoping to score the $25 million bounty, which casting doubt on the claim that the U.S. learned the information by interrogating an al-Qaeda follower.
The explosive report also claims there was no dramatic SEAL team firefight involved in bin Laden's killing when they made their move to capture him. The only shots fired were those that killed bin Laden, whom Hersh described as a "feeble, unarmed man." Hersh further alleges in the report that after he was killed, bin Laden was not buried at sea, but in Afghanistan.
The White House has vehemently denied Hersh's claims.
It's too early to tell if this story is credible, but Hersh is a well respected journalists. We'll soon see if the media gets on top of this story or just pooh-poohs it ala the current Hillary Clinton scandals.
Either way, its not like Obama has lied to the American public before. Oh, wait, he has..."If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period."
The News As I See It: Congratulations to Obama for visiting South Dakota last week, his 50th state. Way to go, Obie, only 7 more to go.
New York City has a rat problem. There must be three to four million rats running loose, but finally, Mayor de Blasio has declared war on rats. Here's what he's going to do. He's going to bring in more coyotes. No, not the two legged Mexican smugglers, the four legged variety
The New York rats are not regular rats. They're enormous, and they're brazen. They have to bait the rat traps with lasagna.
This Date In History: 1858; Minnesota became the 32nd state in the United States. 1894; The Pullman Strike began. 1949; Siam changed its name to Thailand. 1960; Israeli agents captured Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina.
1973; Charges against Daniel Ellsberg for his role in the Pentagon Papers case were dismissed. 1981; Reggae performer Bob Marley died of cancer in Miami at the age of 36.
1997; IBM's supercomputer, Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov, the reigning world champion, in a six game chess match.
1998; India set off atomic blasts. 2003; 91% of Lithuanian voters opted to join the European Union—the first former Soviet nation to do so.
Picture Of The Day: There are days when you really have to try hard to stick with your diet.
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) I like to fill my medicine cabinet with marbles before I invite people over. 2) I hate when I wake up in the middle of the night to pee and get a quick drink of water and then accidentally eat a whole pizza. 3) I told my kids to follow their hopes and dreams, as long as their hopes and dreams lead them out of my house before they're 21. 4) Because of Twitter, people use words like Twitterverse, Tweeple, and Twitcide, which makes me want to twoot myself in the face. 5) A month ago I gave my cell number to a beautiful girl. She said "I will text you when I get home". She hasn't called. I think she's homeless.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Taurus - May 11th: Be careful of attractive people of the opposite sex seeking your seeking help. While your intent to help may be honorable, it may cause an argument. I once asked my girlfriend if she wanted help and she changed the subject and asked if a bear shits in the woods. Like I'm some sort of bear scientist or something.
Birthdays: Irving Berlin, songwriter 1888, Dame Margaret Rutherford, actress 1892, Martha Graham, modern dancer, choreographer 1894, Salvador Dali, Spanish surrealist painter 1904, Camilo José Cela, novelist and poet 1916, Richard Feynman, physicist 1918, Natasha Richardson, actress 1963.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: A highway patrolman was rushed to the hospital with an inflamed appendix. The doctors operated and advised him that all was well. However, the patrolman kept feeling something pulling at the hair in his crotch.
Worried that it might be a second surgery the doctors hadn't told him about, he finally got enough energy to pull his hospital gown up enough so he could look at what was making him so uncomfortable.
Taped firmly across his pubic hair were three wide strips of adhesive tape, the kind that takes everything with it when you pull it off. Written in large red letters across the tape was the sentence, "Get well quick. From the nurse you gave a ticket to last week."
A country boy came home and found his house on fire. He rushed next door, telephoned the fire department and shouted, "Hurry over here. My house is on fire!"
The fireman replied, "Okay! How do we get there?" The country boy says, "Don’t you still have those big red trucks?"
Britney is stranded on an island. Britney is starving. Britney forms a tool out of rocks and sticks. Britney sees a fish. Britney Spears.....
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Two hookers were riding around town with a sign on top of their car which said, "Two hookers....$50.00"
A policeman, seeing the sign, stopped them and told them they'd either have to remove the sign or go to jail. Just at that time, another car passed with a sign saying, "Jesus Saves". They asked the cop why he let the other car go and he said, "Well, that's a little different, it pertains to religion."
So the two women took their sign down and took off. The following day found the same cop in the area when he noticed the two women driving around with a large sign on their car again.
Figuring he had an easy bust, he began to catch up with them when he noticed the new sign which read..."Two Angels Seeking Peter.....$50.00."
A man stumbles up to a bar and asks the bartender for a drink. Noticing the only other man at the bar, he tells the bartender to buy him a drink. The first man then asks, "Where are you from?" The second man replies, "I'm from Miami but my Dad was born in Alabama."
The first man says, "What a coincidence my Dad's from Alabama too! Let's have another round to Alabama." The second man says, "Good idea!" Curious, the first man then asks, "Where in Alabama is your Dad from?" The second man replies, "Tuscaloosa."
The first man says, "I can't believe it. My Dad's from Tuscaloosa too! Let's have another drink to Tuscaloosa." The second man says, "For sure!"
Curiosity again strikes and the first man asks, "What school did you go to?" The second man, "Hialeah High school. I graduated in '64." The first man says, "This is unbelievable! I went to Hialeah High too and graduated in '63!"
About that time, one of the regulars comes in and sits down at the bar. The regular says the bartender, "Hey Tom, what's going on?" The bartender says, "Nothing much, same old thing. Mondays are slow and the Sullivan brothers are drunk again."
That's it for today, my little kumquats. Remember, always look both ways before crossing a woman.
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