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Sun Feb 8, 2015, 10:43 PM

Senator Tom Cotton, Logic Slayer (R- AR) is a Godsend!

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I few days ago Senator Tom Cotton from Arkansas questioned Brian Mckeon, Deputy Under Secretary for Defense. The importance was lost on most people, even Tom Cotton himself, who said, “I just wanted to let people know I was a dick to be reckoned with. Not a goofy dick like Louie Gohmert, but someone who can sound smart while saying stupid things…I believe I made some headway.”

But it wasn’t until Frank Luntz put out a memo, “Causation is longer a consideration, for anything,” that got people talking.

The conversation that killed critical thinking:

SEN.TOM COTTON (R-ARKANSAS): OK, now I want to explore the so-called risk balance between recidivism of released terrorists and the propaganda value that terrorists get from Guantanamo Bay. How many recidivists are there at Guantanamo Bay right now?
BRIAN MCKEON, DEPUTY UNDERSECRETARY FOR DEFENSE POLICY: I'm not sure I follow the question, there are --
TOM COTTON: How many inmates at Guantanamo Bay are engaged in terrorism or anti-American incitement?
BRIAN MCKEON: There are none--
TOM COTTON: Because they are detained. They can only engage in that kind of recidivism overseas.
Now let's look at the propaganda value: How many detainees were at Guantanamo Bay on September 11, 2001?
BRIAN MCKEON: None.
TOM COTTON: How many were therein October 2000, when al-Qaeda bombed the U.S.S. Cole?
BRIAN MCKEON: Zero.
TOM COTTON: What about in 1998 when they bombed the embassies [in Kenya and Tanzania]?
BRIAN MCKEON: The facility was not open before 2002, Senator.
TOM COTTON: What about 1993 and the first World Trade Center bombing?
BRIAN MCKEON: Same answer.
TOM COTTON: And 1979 when Iran took over our embassy? Or 1983 when Hezbollah bombed our Marine Baracks in Lebanon? The answer is zero.
BRIAN MCKEON: Correct
TOM COTTON: Islamic terrorists do not need an excuse to attack the United States, to attack us is what they do, they attack us for what we are.
It is not your decision. It is a political promise the president made on his campaign. To say [closing the base] is a security decision based propaganda value that our enemies get from it is a pretext to justify a political decision.
In my opinion the only problem with Guantanamo Bay is there are too many empty beds and cells there right now. We should be sending more terrorists there for further interrogation to keep this country safe. As far as I'm concerned every last one of them can rot in Hell, but as long as they don't do that they can rot in Guantanamo Bay.


And good riddance. “We’ve been trying to get rid of logic and critical thinking for years, but they keep raising their ugly heads. ‘There’s no global warming, it’s cold outside.’ And what do you think Trickledown Economics is? That’s right, one big giant ‘fuck you’ to logic. But Tom…my hat’s off to him, you know? He finally poisoned that bitch and buried her. Logic and critical thinking are done!”

Frank Luntz’s memo describes how every terrorist attack before 2002 can be linked to the lack of a Guantanamo Bay prison. And why stop at the Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979? Says Luntz, “Hell, Hitler invaded Poland in 1939. No Guantanamo.” But the real beauty is in extrapolating from this conversation. “Everything is up for grabs,” says Luntz. “Don’t like regulations on derivatives? Well, connect it with something you do like. John Wayne Westerns. See? It doesn’t matter how tentative, or even non-existent the connection. As long as there is something you like, and something else you don’t like, just pretend they’re connected and your point is proven. This guy just made my job so much easier!”

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Reply Senator Tom Cotton, Logic Slayer (R- AR) is a Godsend! (Original post)
20score Feb 2015 OP
marym625 Feb 2015 #1
20score Feb 2015 #6
punkin87 Feb 2015 #2
20score Feb 2015 #7
3catwoman3 Feb 2015 #3
marym625 Feb 2015 #4
janlyn Feb 2015 #5
20score Feb 2015 #14
flygal Feb 2015 #8
marym625 Feb 2015 #10
20score Feb 2015 #12
20score Feb 2015 #9
loyalsister Feb 2015 #11
marym625 Feb 2015 #13
Initech Feb 2015 #15
20score Feb 2015 #16

Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 11:00 PM

1. OMFD!

Yep . logic is completely gone. Critical thinking, forget about it.

Great post!

K&R!

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Response to marym625 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 11:53 PM

6. Thanks!

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 11:08 PM

2. That. Was. Hilarious!!!

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Response to punkin87 (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 9, 2015, 12:53 AM

7. Thanks!

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 11:13 PM

3. Appropriate last name. His head must be full...

...cotton.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 11:17 PM

4. Ha!

Good one!

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 11:29 PM

5. Oh Jesus!!!

Is it any wonder that people think our state is filled with morons!

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Response to janlyn (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 9, 2015, 10:34 AM

14. Other states look just as bad.

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Mon Feb 9, 2015, 01:12 AM

8. K n R

This goes perfect with "You Betcha I Was Wrong About Sarah Palin". Oh republicans, you weren't always this crazy were you??

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Response to flygal (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 9, 2015, 02:41 AM

10. It does!

They weren't. They really weren't

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Response to flygal (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 9, 2015, 08:50 AM

12. Not to this degree

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Mon Feb 9, 2015, 02:05 AM

9. Thank you to whoever gave me a heart!

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Mon Feb 9, 2015, 03:07 AM

11. Aziz Ansari made that point awesomely!

Letterman approves.

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Response to loyalsister (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 9, 2015, 08:51 AM

13. Haha!



Awesome! He's right. Rupert is at fault for everything!

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Mon Feb 9, 2015, 11:58 AM

15. Tom Cotton & The Logic Slayers - I think I saw them at the Troubadour last week.

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Response to Initech (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 9, 2015, 12:41 PM

16. Good show I hope.

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