Podcast Season 2 Episode 47: Benghazi for better or worse.

A really big show for you tonight. Round two of the new game sweeping the nation, Podcast Political Pop Quiz! Get your pencils and paper ready gang, it’s a barn burner tonight. We’ll also talk about our favorite dictator and our least favorite government – our own! Congress is about to convene a special panel tot investigate Benghazi, will they finally get to the truth or with they devolve into a giant politically motivated cluster f*%k.

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 47: Benghazi for better or worse.

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On to the tease…

Don't mess with Hill-dogg Karl.

Please look at me. I am important. I have many leather bound books!

He’s one of those guys now…

Karl “The Architect” Rove goes on live television and says Hillary Clinton has brain damage and her health should be a major question for the 2016 race. He stinks of attention desperation so bad I can smell him through my computer. Don’t be that jackass Karl, don’t be.



Can this man save Republicans from themselves?

Can this man save Republicans from themselves?

This will not end well…

The House has convened a special commission to investigate Benghazi even though 3 separate investigations have been conducted by the Republican side of the House. Leadership has said three things to R’s running for reelection: 1. Don’t fund raise off of this issue.  2. Don’t pile on Hillary.  3. Find the truth and don’t make this an indictment of Obama. Well zero out of three ain’t bad. Congressman Trey Gowdy may be the one guy who can keep this ship from runnin aground.


What's that? Why yes, Jesus did say love everyone, even our enemies.

What’s that? Why yes, Jesus did say love everyone, even Extra Terrestrials.

Jesus phone home…

The coolest guy on the planet just said the coolest thing ever uttered by a Pope. Francis says he’ll baptize Martians if they so desire. Putting the IN in Inclusive, the Pope is reshaping the Catholic church and Christianity in large swaths. But a question remains. Does Christ’s Vicar on Earth know something about a pending Martian presence the rest of us don’t? We report, you decide!


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Podcast Season 2 Episode 47: Benghazi for better or worse.

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Ok, now it’s just weird.

I’ve been following politics for a while now, since Ford became President.  He took office on my 7th birthday.  It’s a condition boarding on obsession.  It’s probably not healthy in the long run, but what the hell.  I gave up diet coke, American politics is my only vice left.

Having said that, I must say the current situation is possibly the oddest thing I have ever witnessed.  I’m not talking about all the crisis surrounding the Obama administration, that’s just incredibly disappointing.  I’m talking about the strange bedfellows the scandals have created.

I mentioned it on our last podcast, but it has gotten even weirder since then.

Now, even Dick Cheney has pulled up a pillow.  Yeah, that Dick Cheney.  But lets start from the top.

The National Security Administration got caught data mining all of our phone calls by using a “secret” warrant.  With the rise of the Tea Party in 2010, bent on the destruction of Obama and his administration, you would think they would be foaming at the mouth over this.  You would think they would be calling for an impeachment.  So far, crickets from them.

statue-of-liberty-crying-1One of their supposed leaders in the Senate, Lindsey Graham, (R) SC, said on FOX-n-Friends that he had no problem with the NSA listening into his calls.  Graham said he doesn’t understand why people would have a problem with this if they have done nothing wrong.  Amazing.  The constitution is weeping. The actual document is shedding tears right now.

Senator Mitch McConnell, (R) Ky, made it clear in 2009 that all of his effort would be spent making Obama a one term president. The hell with the poor and jobless, Mitch wanted to bring down Obama.  So this seems like a great opportunity for ole Mitch to do some serious damage to the President.  If he was on radio you would think you were listening to Harry Reid, (D) NV and progressive leader of the Senate.  In other words McConnell’s mortal enemy.  Mitch stopped just short of saying, “I fully support the president on this.”

I need to take a shower.

I need to take a shower.

Too late anyway, former Bush 43 press secretary Are Fliescher beat Mitch to it when he said exactly that.  But Ari didn’t stop with the NSA stuff, he elaborated to say he also supported the drone strike campaign the President has been using to target Americans abroad for execution. When you get Fleischer in bed with you, you’re…, you’re… well you’re just not having a good 2nd term.

Look man, even Glenn Beck got in on it. Except he went the other way.  He attacked FOX news and a lot of republicans.  Beck is calling Edward Snowden a hero.  Which is odd because Beck called Bradley Manning, the wiki-leaker, a traitor.  But calling Snowden a hero puts Beck at odds with a lot of the conservative movement and in league with a lot of progressives who have turned on the President for basically running Bush era programs.

Obama's brother from another mother.

Obama’s brother from another mother.

If that wasn’t confusing enough, I bring you back to Darth, er I mean Dick Cheney.  He goes on FOX News Sunday and says he’s with Obama on this one.

Yeah, let that sink in for a minute.

I mean Obama has been blaming Bush for everything since O’s inauguration speech. Which, by default, blames Cheney.  And actually, a lot of people refer to Cheney as the 43rd President, not Bush.  Anyway, I was just stunned to hear Cheney defend Obama on this issue.

All the scandals are bad enough, but now we have dogs sleeping with cats, tea partiers siding with progressives, it’s complete anarchy.  Where will it all end?  And more importantly how the hell are we supposed to keep track of all this?

When it was the simple minded tea partiers led by Trump and Hupp’s girlfriend, Sarah Palin, it was easy to keep up.  Those knuckleheads were chasing down some Kenyan birth certificate and blaming Muslims for everything.  Turns out they were just running a smokescreen for Obama’s real agenda which was carrying out Bush’s policies.

When the Occupy Wall Street hippies decided to stop bathing, live on the street, and someone else pay their tuition, the players were obvious.  The lines between the parties were clear and the aim point for our anger and derision was as big as could be.

Well now it’s just one big muddled mess.  Who am I supposed to insult and denigrate now?  Without a scorecard it’s just too hard to keep up.

So, in the next week we will chart the scandals and then list out who’s with or against the President and post it right here at Unfiltered and Unfettered.  That way we can hate the players and the game more efficiently.

Gonna be a lot of work.

Thanks a lot Obama.

Podcast Episode 11: Stop the ride I want to get off!

Episode 11: Stop the ride, I want to get off! 

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What happened to the paradise Obama promised?

We were promised this:





Instead we got this:

Rome is burning

Rome is burning


Even Nero wouldn’t fiddle while all these scandals were burning.









Hero or Criminal?

Hero or Criminal?

Snowden starts an avalanche.

Leaks info to The Guardian detailing US Intel Agency collecting all data on all calls in US all the time.  Obama Admin gonna need a bigger shovel, it’s getting deep.





Did he do the right thing?  Is he a hero, as some have said?  Take our poll and let us know what you think.



The unintentional comedy will be epic.

The unintentional comedy will be epic.

Trump makes the big board!

This will be pure awesome sauce. Please run hairpiece, please run!






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Episode 11: Stop the ride, I want to get off.  

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Podcast Episode 9: Benghazi, Ben-lyin, & Ben-spyin

Really, really big show tonight – hear that in Ed Sullivan’s voice and it works nicely.  Yes, google Ed Sullivan.

Man I’m not sure we’ll even get to everything tonight.  We are creeping up to the edge of a very big cliff, and when I say we, I mean the President and his administration.

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Podcast Episode 9: Benghazi, Ben-lyin, Ben-spyin

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OK on to the teaser.

There are 3 more graves just like Amb Stevens'.  Don't lose focus.

There are 3 more graves just like Amb Stevens’. Don’t lose focus.

Benghazi heats up again.

Whistle blowers are coming forward in droves now.  Not just disgruntled State Department employees, but current CIA operatives and admin folk.  2016 is a long way off but Hil-Dogg may be damaged goods after this.

I'd love to stay, but I got a thing

I’d love to stay, but I got a thing

White House Press Secretary’s Ben-Lyin

Jay Carney, WH Press Sec, gets caught in not one but two bold face lies in a matter of minutes in a press conference about Benghazi, the IRS, and the case of the O Administration collecting info on Associated Press reporters.  It seems the White house press corp has decided to take the gloves off.  Hmmm… I wonder what caused their change of pace all of a sudden?  Oh yeah it was because the ….

Can't improve on this.

Can’t improve on this.

…President’s Ben-Spyin

Obama administration caught using the Department of Justice to spy on reporters from the Associated Press. On the same day this story breaks, it quietly gets out that Vladimir Putin has a “US Diplomat”/CIA agent in custody, embarrasses him on Russian television, and kicks him out of the country.  Ryan Christopher Fogle was nabbed after trying to recruit a Russian into the CIA.  Too bad for Ryan that Russian was an undercover Secret Service agent.

All this plus a lively, and I do mean lively, debate on wether the Government has overstepped their bounds in the sexual education of our children.

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Presidential Debate #2: The most important debate of our time…until the next one.

It’s go time from Hofstra University in Hempstead New York.  Candy Crowley of CNN is the moderator and she looks like she could spit nails.  The name Candy is a little misleading.  Think of a fat guy named slim.

It’s town hall style tonight.  Questions coming from the audience.  That by itself should be worth a little unintentional comedy. That means the candidates are free range chickens. Free to roam to and fro.  This bit John McCain in the rump last time.  He looked like your great grandfather, wandering around the freeway looking for his puree`ed squash and brownie cake.

Interesting to note both campaigns balked at Crowley as the moderator because she threatened ask her own questions.  God forbid.

Love Crowley already.  Absolutely no introductions.  She just took the first question from the audience and started.  Nice.  Look gang if these guys have to intro themselves, we have bigger problems than these guys ducking tough debate questions.

Second man up with a question about energy.  I expected a blue collar, lunch pail, NY Islanders fan.  Got Droopy Dog, with coke bottle glasses, who apparently free bases helium.

The President has come out stronger.  But how could he not.

Whoa, whoa, whoa!  I think the Obama and Romney just traded paint there.  If not, they definitely shared the same breathing air for a second.  Got very close passing each other on the stage.  Shit just got real, (learned that from the muppets).

Ok we are into the tax plan weeds.  This all benefits the Pres. for two reasons.  First Romney had not offered too many specifics about his plan and Obama can corner him on this.  Second any time not talking about the Libya cover up is a win for the President.

Until Romney expertly pivots it to Obama’s record on debt and deficits.  President is on, but Romney is not wilting.

Katherine something or other asks about equal pay for women in the work place.  Here is the best way to describe this exchange.  From Sam Youngman, former White House press corp, now writes for Reuters, and a Kentucky fan, but we give him a pass on that sometimes:

nuf said






Now we are beating on George Bush again.  Man, I wasn’t a fan but let the guy fade into his sunset.He served his country with passion and a care for Americans.  Will anyone just own the current situation and start with the fix already.

Mike Jones hits Obama between the eyes.  “I voted for you in 08, why should I vote for you now.”  Good question from the audience for once.  Obama goes down a pretty impressive list of things he’s done.  Three myths that dog him: 1. raised taxes – no he actually cut them  2. Made it harder to get guns – no actually guns have never been easier to get in our history. 3. soft on immigration – no the administration has deported more illegals than Bush 43 did in 8 years.

Best tweet of the night – decided by me.




Trevino was a speech writer in the Bush 43 White House.  Following his twitter feed should be worth 3 college credits in history and political science.

Romney smartly highlights the problem with the past 4 years as to why Obama should not get your vote;  23 million Americans are still out of work.  It’s that number and not the percentage of unemployed that’s most important.  Romney is in a good groove now.

Immigration is up now.  And somehow they have both segued that to each others personal finances and again they get very close to each other, are raising their voices AT each other, and have to be called to task by the moderator.

No joke, there is an obvious dislike between these two men.  It’s much more obvious from Obama then Romney and it’s more than just a passive dislike. Hate is too strong, but it’s close.  But as much as a mormon can bow up, Romney is doing it.

Here we go.  Another great question from the audience, “what happened in Libya?”  They might just come to blows here.  The room is still tight with stress from that last exchange.

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President still steaming from that last dust up and is speaking forcefully.  However he really didn’t answer the question.  Most pundits on twitter agree that there really is no good answer, that’s why the Pres. ducked it.  Obama did say the buck stops with him.  A lot of bucks floating around on this issue.  HRC has the one that mattered.  Obama is 4 weeks late a buck short on that.   Pres is actually yelling in defiance during his response.

Oh Candy, bad Candy.  Obama said he knew it was a terror attack the day after it happened.  Mitt rightly asks then why did your UN Ambassador say other wise two weeks later, on five different Sunday talk shows?  Candy cut the whole thing off.  I’m not a big conspiracy type but the press has really crapped the bed on this story.  And be advised this embassy story is huge, freaking huge.  Shame on you Candy.  Four Americans are dead.  An Ambassador and 3 former military men.  They were assassinated on US soil and the press seems unwilling to ask a question or allow questions to be asked.

Candy then steps on Romney bringing up Operation Fast and Furious.  Google Fast and Furious, you won’t believe it.  I am no longer in favor of town hall.  Give me Jim Leher any day.  He let them talk at least.

Barry gets the last question and asks something stupid.  Sit down Barry, Thomas Jefferson doesn’t like you.  Romney decides to just ignore the question and do a short bio about himself.  Obama gets to answer last.  We’ll see if he answers Barry’s stupid question or just blames Bush for the bad economy.

To the President’s credit, he actually answered the question.  No matter, it was dumb. Something about what is the biggest misconception about you?  How about housing, unions, DADT, Barry?

And thats it.  No closing arguments.  I like that.   Now normally the two men will shake hands and chat for a bit on stage.  Not tonight.  I’m telling you, they were close to throwing hands.  When the Pres accused Romney of investing in companies in China, Romney replied, “have you ever looked at your pension fund Mr. President?”  Boom. Obama got pissed and the two men kept shouting the same thing at each other and getting closer and closer.  I mean I was expecting some Secret Service agents to come on stage.  That’s how tense it got.

No doubt each side will claim victory, but like the first debate there really was no clear standout in my opinion.  And to me that helps Romney.

Also, the Libya thing is not going away.  Romney flubbed his chance a bit and Candy blocked him some, but the question still remains, if the Pres knew it was a terror attack why did everyone else from his admin to include the UN Ambassador say otherwise?

Two final thoughts from twitter that encapsulate my opinion about debates quite well.






So same as the last time.  No needle move from the debate.  And if those were undecided voters I’m a Tibetan monk.

Off to Boca for the next one.  That’s right, sunny Boca Raton and Lynn University, for the final Presidential debate.

That’s next Monday, 22 October.  Don’t miss it.

Big sister to the rescue

You may not have been following the current storm cloud hovering over the Obama White House, but the shameful and disastrous way they have handled the Libya embassy attack and the murder of Ambassador Stevens and three of his security team finally turned into a hurricane over the past few days.  After the attack, the US Ambassador to the United Nations went on five, count em, five Sunday morning politcal shows and peddled some hash about an anti-muslim video and the resulting protests as the cause of the heinous attack.  All proven to be lies as State Department officials testifying in Congress say they were watching the attack in real time and there were no protests.  The Obama administration seems to be clinging to the idea that it was not a terrorist attack. Maybe they don’t want a terrorist attack on September 11th attached to his presidency, who knows.  So instead they decided a clown car style cover up might be better.

The President and his administration have given several answers to the what, why, and how this could happend questions.  They’ve also retracted some answers, changed stories, and have been pushing other agencies of the government under the bus with such frequency their arms must be tired by now.  As the second debate looms on the horizon, reports are that Obama is shopping for a bus with more ground clearance.  What has been more interesting to me is who has not given interviews.  Hillary Clinton, known as HRC in the social media world, has been oddly silent considering it was one of her ambassadors who was murdered.

Well, the President’s silver lining may have appeared last night, although it may only be the eye of the storm.  And as any good north-easterner knows, it’s the ass end of the hurricane that’s the most violent and causes the most damage.   Be that as it may, HRC went on CNN and talked to Wolf Blitzer. She took full responsibility for the attack, lack of security and the death of the four Americans.  That’s it, end of sentence.  She didn’t say, I take full responsibility but you have to understand…, she didn’t blame any other person. She did allude to the fog of war for causing some confusion as to the lies told by other members of the administration, but HRC was really just providing top cover for them.

In short, it appears Hillary Rodham Clinton was able to answer that 3am call and the President was not.  My guess is the administration was out of people to push under busses and out of excuses so they asked HRC to take a bullet.  And she did it.  The irony, this makes her look like more of a leader and the President in need of his big sister to protect him from the bullies.  In essence she was the leader that Obama should have been.

Tony loves Ronald Reagan.  He’ll be happy to remember that Ronnie Raygun took full responsibility for the Beirut bombing in 1983 that killed so many Marines.  Reagan did it immediately and even went as far as shielding the commanders on the ground from inquiry, claiming it was his own fault for their unpreparedness.  Now any military member knows this in hogwash, we are always responsible for our immediate environment.  But it’s a rare and honorable thing when the very top of the chain takes all the blame and then protects the guys on the ground.

Miss you big guy. The world misses you.


Mr. President my family voted for Ronald Reagan, I looked up to Ronald Reagan, Mr. President, you are no Ronald Reagan.

You’re not even HRC.









Mark your calendar, you are hearing it here first, (probably not), if the President wins re-elction she will resign within the next year.  If he loses to Romney, HRC will stay on the edge of the national stage and she will be a candidate for President in 2016.

HRC in 2016?