January 18th, 2015
12:31 AM ET

Military intervention not solution to terrorist threat

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The Paris terror attacks were barbaric but also startling, leading many to ask what could be done to prevent this kind of terrorism in the future.

Well, one man has a clear answer. "That attack you saw in Paris? You'll see an attack in the United States," Senator John McCain told the New York Times. Elaborating on how to stop this from happening, he explained to the Times and to CNN that it would require a more aggressive American military strategy across the greater Middle East, with a no-fly zone and ground troops in Syria and more troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This theory was sometimes described during the Iraq war as, "We fight them there so we don't have to fight them here."

It was wrong then and it's wrong now.

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  1. But seriously...

    What mommy doesn't post pictures of their kids on their FB page? Sheesh.

    February 2, 2015 at 5:56 pm |
    • banasy©

      The mother of adult children, you stupid, stupid man.

      You are quite intent of smearing me for no reason at all; you are now INVENTING silly reasons to imply wrongdoing. I wonder why?

      Oh. You're emotionally 12 still. I had thought you progressed Apparently not.

      February 2, 2015 at 6:34 pm |
      • But seriously...

        Lmao. Virtually every parent on FB posts lovely pics if both their newborn children an HS graduates you worthless debater. Get a clue. Barf

        February 2, 2015 at 11:41 pm |
      • banasy©

        I'm glad you admit that you have been lying about ever seeing me or my daughters on my FB page; perhaps you can quit lying about having ever seen them at all.

        Perhaps you can also quit lying about their mother, too.

        I doubt it. You are pathological, and it shows.

        February 3, 2015 at 12:34 am |
  2. chri§§y

    Yep some serious issues.

    February 2, 2015 at 6:31 pm |
    • banasy©

      Lmao. He has no experience with mother-daughter relationships, so everything is suspect. "Your daughter like the color blue? YOU ARE GUILTY OF...er...PRIMARY COLOR ABUSE! Yeah, that's it. What kind of mother allows her daughter to like the color blue?"

      February 2, 2015 at 6:38 pm |
      • banasy©

        *your daughter *likes the color blue.

        "Burn the heretic! Her choices shame us all."

        February 2, 2015 at 6:44 pm |
  3. chri§§y

    Better yet HOW were you allowed to drop out at 15??? Against the federal law even in 1974!

    February 2, 2015 at 7:03 pm |
    • banasy©

      Timing sounds skewed to me.

      February 2, 2015 at 7:11 pm |
    • But seriously...

      I didn't drop out you dumb kunt. I was expelled for beating the crap out of one of the N words that raiped my sister, you focking old hag. And enrolled at MoCoHi far away. And did graduate in 1977 you f ing biatch.

      February 2, 2015 at 11:50 pm |
      • banasy©

        Suuuuure you did.

        Expelled = no Junior prom, no athletics, just pure bullshit.

        You are totally unbelievable.

        February 3, 2015 at 12:40 am |
  4. chri§§y

    A pathalogical liar who needs some serious help!

    February 2, 2015 at 7:10 pm |
    • banasy©

      Got it in one.

      How he expects anyone to believe anything is beyond me. And I'm being kind, here.

      February 2, 2015 at 7:12 pm |
  5. But seriously...

    Your girls are fatter than you even.

    February 2, 2015 at 11:43 pm |
    • banasy©

      You've never seen any of us...so, you continue to lie about me and my daughters; those girls who that have never done one thing to you.

      Lol. So Christ-like. Judging people you've neither seen nor ever interacted with.


      February 3, 2015 at 12:45 am |
  6. But seriously...

    You both beloved my truths about 9/11. Whereas before you didn't. You both have publicly admitted knowing Clinton, Bush, and Obama knowing 9/11 was an inside job.
    You lose.

    February 2, 2015 at 11:53 pm |
    • banasy©

      I never said anything of the sort. Do not put your words in my mouth; there is not one topic you have ever brought up that I have changed my mind about. Not one.

      You lose.

      I do not believe one word that comes out of your lying mouth. Not one thing.
      Your "research" is bunk, your "truth" is bunk, your "following" Jesus is bunk, your life is bunk.

      February 3, 2015 at 12:54 am |
  7. But seriously...

    You are both witches and I will never speak to either one of you ever again.

    February 3, 2015 at 12:03 am |
    • banasy©

      Do you promise to keep your promise, this time?

      Bet you can't. You have zero impulse control.

      February 3, 2015 at 12:59 am |
  8. Philip

    So, Joey. What do you think caused American women to become so fat and ugly whereas before they were foxes?

    February 3, 2015 at 12:06 am |
  9. banasy©

    "You are both witches and I will never speak to either one of you ever again."

    I knew you wouldn't be able to control yourself I found your 3 am babbling on the first blog; typical Philip and your typical lies.

    Do grow up. You are 40 years past the time you should have.

    February 3, 2015 at 11:12 am |
  10. Philip

    So, Joey. Why do you think it is that Americans throw away 40% of their food? And use 25% of their drinking water to process food the gets thrown away? And this while maintain a nationwide obesity epidemic as one in five US children go hungry each day. With even house pets getting fatter now than before. Hmmm?

    February 3, 2015 at 4:06 pm |
  11. banasy©


    February 3, 2015 at 5:12 pm |
  12. chri§§y

    Lol theres that other nasty normally spelled with a "c" non cow word!

    February 3, 2015 at 5:21 pm |
    • banasy©

      Yes, he learned a little schoolboy's trick to get a dirty word through.

      Isn't he edgy? Such a hip little neckbeard.

      February 3, 2015 at 6:18 pm |
  13. chri§§y

    And yet cow offends him. Maybe he would prefer horses patoot eh?

    February 4, 2015 at 1:18 am |
    • banasy©

      We know it's perfectly fine for him to call us and our kids names, but the one time it turn his joke back onto somebody in his family, he froths at the mouth. And it was fairly innocuous. "You're mother is calling? Better answer the phone."

      It would be funny if it weren't such a blatant display of hypocrisy.

      February 4, 2015 at 10:38 am |
  14. chri§§y

    Well he might be 55 yrs old physically but mentally he isnt anywhere close to that. And normally i am more tolerant of that however because hes so damn mean i have zero tolerance! He reminds me to much of pimp dummy!

    February 4, 2015 at 12:44 pm |
    • banasy©

      I agree, Chrissy.

      There is no excuse in the world that can explain that meanness. None. It's his personality, and it's flawed.

      February 4, 2015 at 12:53 pm |
  15. chri§§y

    Well @ banasy...actually there is one. We both know what that is so no need to mention what it is but its one they both share! And as philip so often says dependacy on mind altering (things) changes a person. And specific ones make people mean and i have been subjected to many ppl with that specific dependacy always become mean while partaking of that substance. My opinion if they want to continue taking it they should not have any contact with others during that time.

    February 4, 2015 at 1:26 pm |
    • banasy©

      Oh, I know, Chrissy; and those who think that it doesn't alter/damage their brains or affects their behavior negatively are deluding themselves.

      It's always rather funny to see that their choice of "self-medication" is perfectly justifiable to them, even as they condemn others.

      That old hypocrisy thing, again.

      February 4, 2015 at 1:41 pm |
  16. chri§§y

    Yep and its a proven fact that over time it kills them. And they are fooling themselves if they think it ISNT a painful death because it is! Very similar to cancer!

    February 4, 2015 at 2:40 pm |
  17. chri§§y

    And since this blog is about to be shut down anytime i would like to give a shout out to a cpl ppl that i have missed often. Maybe they still read these threads idk but @ saywhat and @ RZ you have both been missed alot! Hoping your lives are well and mine has been better by knowing both of you! 😉

    February 4, 2015 at 2:52 pm |
  18. Palintwit

    Sarah Palin, dumb as she is, is still more intelligent than the average American. (not counting Eskimos and Indians or gang bangers)

    February 4, 2015 at 3:11 pm |
  19. Palintwit

    Oh. Sorry to interrupt you two old women gossiping. Sorry. Carry on.

    February 4, 2015 at 3:12 pm |
    • banasy©

      And yet, here you are to start some more crap, you ignorant, vile old woman. Shut up.

      February 4, 2015 at 3:36 pm |
  20. Philip

    RIP Lee in Tulsa. Still resting in peace and so will miss this blog getting shut down.

    February 4, 2015 at 3:13 pm |
    • banasy©

      You couldn't STAND him while he was alive. Stop pretending you give a shit now that he's dead.

      Shall I start posting some of the slurs you used to against him, too?

      February 4, 2015 at 3:29 pm |
      • Philip

        Liar. CNN even contacted me and asked if they could include my praises for Lee in a letter they were writing to his wife. Goll you are viciouis.

        February 4, 2015 at 3:31 pm |
      • Philip

        And don't forget my personal s/n is EXACTLY copied here by dozens of you jerks over the years. Not "bahstardized". So just because it says Philip doesn't prove I said it. Biatch.

        February 4, 2015 at 3:33 pm |
      • banasy©

        That same VP contacted everyone, you ignore man. You are not the special snowflake you think you are.

        Lee wasn't married, you fucktwit. Your memory is faulty once again.

        Your backpedalling and excuses do not fly. You were rotten to him while he was alive, and you are capitalizing on his death now. Shut up.

        February 4, 2015 at 3:40 pm |
  21. Philip

    If I were a hypocrite God would hate me. Not just two gossipy old hags here.
    "God Job 36:13-14, "But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: . . . .They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean [sodomites]."

    February 4, 2015 at 3:18 pm |
    • Philip

      I don't even come close to tolerating sodomites nor allowing my children to associate with wearers of condoms and/or wanton spreaders of AIDS. Hypocrites do.

      February 4, 2015 at 3:20 pm |
      • banasy©

        Not being a "Wearer of condoms" is the reason you aborted three of your own children, you lying hypocrite.

        God will judge you as harshly as you judge others.

        February 4, 2015 at 3:33 pm |
    • banasy©

      God doesn't hate anyone, you insipid freak.

      Get a clue already.

      February 4, 2015 at 3:45 pm |
  22. Philip

    Job 34:30, "That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared."
    President Obama is in fact a closet Muslim.
    Openly gay Catholic leaders have been caught red-handed in their hypocrisy...stalking and raiping even little boys.
    Defenders of lifestyles condemned in God's word are your hypocrites.
    Those carpet bombing their enemies rather than praying for them are in fact hypocrites.
    Lovers of money and players of lotteries are your hypocrites.
    Lazy people are all hypocrites.

    February 4, 2015 at 3:29 pm |
  23. Philip

    In the USA women legally decide if they want to keep their baby. Not men. If a woman decides to kill her unborn baby it is HER decision. (except in 1% of fetus death cases where the woman's father or significant other illegally forced the woman to kill her unborn child)

    February 4, 2015 at 3:38 pm |
    • banasy©

      Men can also stop them, but don't.


      Answer: because they're glad to not have to deal with raising the child of their own whoring around. You could have easily offered to raise those children after paying all the bills for the mother's pregnancy and birth.

      Instead, you want to deny people the SAME opportunists you yourself took advantage of.


      February 4, 2015 at 3:50 pm |
  24. Philip

    God IS judging right now you stupid old woman. We are living in the day of judgment right now. We are all being judged by our actions, not our words. Get a clue you old hag.

    February 4, 2015 at 3:39 pm |
    • banasy©

      Yep, and God shall find you wanting.
      If He sees the lies you publish on a daily basis, He knows who deserves the harsh judgement.

      February 4, 2015 at 3:52 pm |
  25. Philip


    February 4, 2015 at 3:40 pm |
    • banasy©

      Stay GONE, would you, you lying piece of shit?

      Would that Lee were alive rather than you, you ugly, insincere prick.

      February 4, 2015 at 3:43 pm |
  26. banasy©

    Definition of a gossip:


    casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true.

    a person who likes talking about other people's private lives.

    Philip, this describes what you do on a daily basis to a T. Stop your denial. If you didn't start your lying insults, you wouldn't get what you get from others.

    February 4, 2015 at 3:59 pm |
    • hippodonnapus ©

      he he 🙂

      February 4, 2015 at 5:21 pm |
      • banasy©

        I know insults always make you feel like a bigger person; in actuality it has the opposite effect on the people reading your gratuitous insults. Psychology 101, Philip.

        February 4, 2015 at 5:30 pm |
  27. chri§§y

    Really? Philip did you not legally decide to drive 2 of YOUR babies mamas to get an abortion? HYPOCRIT! And thanks for admitting God hates you! And also you are a bigger gossip queen than all the rest of us together! And a liar as well. Just one more lie to add to your list...cnn sending you a personal letter! Good grief you are delusional!

    February 4, 2015 at 4:28 pm |
    • Hippo Chri$$y

      Lmao 🙂

      February 4, 2015 at 5:19 pm |
      • banasy©

        My, but you're a dick, aren't you?

        Having nothing worthy to contribute, you start with the lies and insults again.

        Wish I could say I was shocked.

        February 4, 2015 at 5:45 pm |
  28. chri§§y

    And for the record philip i have tried too many times to still be your friend even after you had verbally attacked me! Only for you to do it to me again a short time later. Of course it was only after you fooled me into thinkin you were remorseful for those attacks!

    February 4, 2015 at 4:38 pm |
  29. chri§§y

    Ya see how you are philip? But ya know what i dont care. Having been bolimic since my teen years thats a compliment. And im sure my doctor would be so happy if i were even close to hippo stage! Keep up the good work brat child! As my frient says "fat ppl can go on a diet but ugly ppl just stay ugly"!

    February 4, 2015 at 5:29 pm |
  30. banasy©

    Chrissy, since you cannot see the first blog, I copied one of the biggest pieces of stunning hypocrisy Philip (and an alter ego Nomenclature) has written yet.

    True evil and laziness comes from within, not from someone else. Don't make the mistake of lurking for particular others to post something and then harp on them for it. Just post something. Sheesh.

    February 3, 2015 at 9:10 pm | Reply
    Lurking. Logging on and scanning for particular s/n's to attack.
    Trolling. Just like trolling for fish only is two old ladies baiting other bloggers. For example, saying things to get attention from certain individuals.
    "Trashing a thread". That's when a person replies to someone's post and neither agrees nor disagrees, nor posts any points or counter-points. Rather simply attacks the original poster. Or, in some cases, post lists of meaningless words.

    February 3, 2015 at 9:28 pm | Reply

    February 4, 2015 at 5:43 pm |
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