Monday, May 16, 2011

Doug Stanhope Is a Funny Guy

You can tell by the way he keeps smiling during this interview that he thinks himself quite the wit (some profanity, NSFW):





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Actually, he comes off as a dimwit. A DNA testing kit isn't standard equipment on a Navy SEAL's belt? Gee, what a brilliant quip, until you realize that this wasn't a standard raid. Do you think maybe the SEALs knew they were going to make an attempt at Bin Laden, so they brought along non-standard equipment for the purposes of identifying the target?

Note the completely unsurprising news about whom he supports for president. Ron Paul, the choice of 90% of all kooks and crackpots. Note as well the omnipresent drink; it's not pink lemonade. According to a commenter at the HuffPo:
He talks a lot of sense, and to those talking about having a drink is a sad attempt at being edgy, he's not doing it for that. He's an alcoholic and feels he can perform better drunk so he drinks.

Almost all drunks think they're amazingly funny.

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11 Comments:

At 16 May, 2011 15:39, Blogger Alex said...

Meh. Criticizing him for the drink is a bit of a low-blow. It's rare to see Christopher Hitchens without a glass of whiskey in hand, but he's one of the most intelligent and articulate public figures in the western sphere. Focus on the important stuff.

 
At 17 May, 2011 00:15, OpenID magiclies said...

My god you guys are running scared from the truth.

Stanhope is on point and you guys know it.

 
At 17 May, 2011 00:18, Blogger Josh Lay said...

"special ops" or not i doubt right before they descended upon the compound the leaders of the SEAL squad said "dont vaporize bin laden, we need dna samples, oh and by the way, everyone remember to grab your dna testing kit before leave." another question, most of the time, SEAL units are used for stealth and sabotage type missions, Marines and ARMY are usually lead for assaults of this magnitude. i just find it odd that a direct assault was lead by SEAL teams.

 
At 17 May, 2011 05:52, Blogger Che Borashka said...

Josh,
assuming you are correct about SEAL vs army special forces, what is you conclusion? And is that conclusion based on professional knowledge and insight into the field of special forces? No offense, your avatar looks more like a "dude" and less like a specialist in the tactics of military operations..

 
At 17 May, 2011 06:14, Blogger William said...

of course this yet again evidence of the unfalsifiability of "the truth". had they not truthers woulld be crying as to why dna testing wasn't done.

 
At 17 May, 2011 07:08, Blogger Max said...

Stanhope is actually not that bad- not terribly funny but he's no dope- Now of course that doesn't mean that he's even remotely close to being right about any of the hare-brained conspiracy theories he believes in.

According to Ross Baker, professor of political science at Rutgers University;

"The difference between a vampire and a conspiracy theorist is that with a vampire, if you put a stake through its heart, it’s done. With conspiracy theorists, there’s nothing you can do to shut them down," he said. "They have an unwillingness to confront what the consensus of humanity knows to be a fact."

 
At 17 May, 2011 08:31, Blogger Max said...

Max - try a different name

"Josh,
assuming you are correct about SEAL vs army special forces"

He isn't

 
At 17 May, 2011 12:37, Blogger Garry said...

'My god you guys are running scared from the truth'.

Which happens to be what? That you collection of special needs cases have spent nearly ten years of your life denying the patently fucking obvious?

'Stanhope is on point and you guys know it'.

The fact that he needs a few shandies before he speaks suggests otherwise.

'SEAL units are used for stealth and sabotage type missions, Marines and ARMY are usually lead for assaults of this magnitude. i just find it odd that a direct assault was lead by SEAL teams'.

And you derive that insight from what? Your experiences playing 'Call of Duty' in your mum's basement?

 
At 17 May, 2011 19:34, Blogger M Gregory Ferris said...

First off, the raid was a JSOC raid, which means that a mix of the serivices took part in the raid (Army helos were used).

If you find it odd that a direct assault was lead by a US Navy SEAL team then you don't know anything about the SEALs.

As far as Stanhope goes, he's a drunk comedian, not an expert in tactics or DNA. We have been refueling choppers in the air since Vietnam, so the flight out of Pakistan to where ever they flew him was no problem.

Personally I'm not reading the never ending updated versions of the raid because most of the sources are either unnamed low-level pukes, or former government officials. Debriefing for the raid with that many people would have taken up to 2 weeks, and even at this point in time it is entirely possible that the different chalks still have no idea about what the others did during the raid (a chalk is a team from an individual chopper).

Like 9/11, why would this President lie about killing bin Laden? Whatever political bump he might enjoy is overshadowed by the disaster should it be proven he/they've lied. Troofers, and Deafers have mental problems which compell them to lie, and their impaired mental status makes it impossible to even see a downside to lying. Thus they assume everyone else lies too.

 
At 18 May, 2011 10:36, Blogger Triterope said...

Well said, MGF.

 
At 18 May, 2011 14:49, Blogger GuitarBill said...

MGF wrote, "...Troofers, and Deafers have mental problems which compel them to lie, and their impaired mental status makes it impossible to even see a downside to lying. Thus they assume everyone else lies too."

Should we expect less from the cynical psychopaths and snot gobblers who staff the 9/11 "truth" movement?

 

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