Friday Funnies: Benghazi


Henry Payne


NEXT: Man Accused of Kidnapping and Raping Three Women Found in Ohio Could Be Executed

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  1. Now that’s an erection.

    1. what is the other dude about to do? Jump on it? Flee it? Measure it?

      1. The other dude looks more like a concern troll.

        1. Well, then he should be so labeled.

    2. Well, “good” to know we were thinking the same thing.

    3. As opposed to their noses?

      1. I thought Fist meant their noses.

    4. Erections have consequences.

    5. Obama’s been advised he needs to respect his opponents more and create a big tent for everyone.

    6. If it lasts more than four hours I’d contact a physician.

      1. Obamacare probably paid for that rug, since he’s clearly using it as a contraceptive.

  2. lol, you have to admit that is pretty funny dude.

    1. Roll that beautiful bean footage!

      1. That jsut makes a lot of sense when you thikn about it! LOL!

  3. MSNBC covering this cartoon:

    “Fox News hired Penn Jillette to pull the greatest magic trick a news organization has ever pulled: raising Benghazi from the ashes of a non-story.”

    1. Story or not, every moment Congress spends blathering rather than legislating is a small victory.

  4. What difference at this point does it make?

    1. There might be spooge on Monica’s collar.

  5. So the President is picured with a broom and dustpan as the tools of his trade – because a black man couldn’t be anything but a JANITOR, RIGHT PAYNE???!!!!11!

    Race fucking ist.

    Also, fried chicken.

    Happy Friday, Reasonoids

    /Suki kind of

    1. Also, fried chicken.

      And you’ve got the balls to call Payne racist?

    2. I just heard Michelle Obama on the radio talking about how her mom insisted they have fried chicken for dinner on Mother’s Day in addition to health food.

  6. You should read the AP story – according to the AP the entire story is old news that’s already been thoroughly investigated but dredged back up by the GOP in a failed attempt to smear Clinton and distract attention from the various scandals afflicting GOP candidates.

    This is the link, but be aware that it was written by Charles Babington, who merits his own tag on Newsbusters for his open shilling for the Dems.

    1. My favorite comment:

      05/09/2013 04:33 AM

      Republican politicians say “Bengazi” to their base like a normal person says “Wanna cookie?” to their dog.

      No matter how many times in a row you don’t have the cookie, their mouth always waters.

      What a retarded piece of shit that person is.

      1. Even if you think Bengahzi is a legitimate scandal, that seems a perfectly accurate description of how Republican politicians see it. Do you think the party that proposes we start another War in the Middle East on a near weekly basis really cares about a couple of dead Americans?

        1. There’s more opposition to Syria intervention in the GOP than among the Dems.

          1. Do you have a source for that? Only polling on the subject with party crosstabs is from December and shows more support for military intervention among Republicans than Democrats or Independents:


            And more specifically in terms of politicians, I can think of several Republicans who are gung ho for a military response (Lindsey Graham and John McCain).

            1. The very existence of Rand Paul and Mike Lee in the Senate for the GOP and the lack of such for the Democrats is proof.

              1. Yeah, but for every Rand Paul and Mike Lee, there’s a John McCain and a Lindsey Graham.

  7. NYC schools quietly working to get the scourge of butter out of its cafeterias. Because the schools are so good there is nothing left to improve on.…..-1.1339986

    1. Greenpoint mom Brooke Parker was baffled by the anti-butter crusade. “I don’t understand why the mayor is attacking butter. What’s he got against butter? It’s not that bad for you,” she said. “How about making sure kids have gym classes before they ban butter?”

      How about making sure they can read, write, and do basic arithmetic?

      1. That’s what schools are for? Who knew?

      2. I understand why that Mayor is going after the butter – it’s Nanny Bloomberg!

        Education doesn’t matter, because education isn’t there “For Deh Childrunz!” But his food crusades…

      3. Gym classes are super important because they help weed out those antisocial folks who don’t like team sports.

        1. Gym classes are super important because they help weed out those make antisocial folks who don’t like out of kids who aren’t good at team sports.

      4. ifh, those things would ensure an educated, questionning populace, and thats the last thing the douchebags in power want.

        Plus, the mayor is utterly powerless when it comes to the purported purpose of the schools – at this point they are simply a very expensive jobs programs for union employees and a babysitting service. Given that Little Tyrant Bloomberg is an insufferable prick, control-freak, and dyed-in-the-wool progressive (in every definition of the early 20th century, and must be seen doing something!, one of the few things he can actually be seen doing is eliminating foodstuffs and indulgences that the proggies don’t like.

        1. Little Tyrant Bloomberg – the mayor has a son named Tyrant? How fitting.

    2. Butter has no carbohydrates to trigger insulin. Without insulin, no fat deposition. To fight obesity, cut out the toast, not the butter.

      1. This was (maybe not the exact mechanism) more or less common knowledge right up until the USDA started telling everyone that their diets should consist mostly of subsidized grains. Which just happened to coincide with the [scarequotes]”Obesity Epidemic“[/scarequotes] (disclaimer: correlation ? causation).

  8. So Shriek is Charles Babington?

    1. all those who have investigated Shriek’s true name are either dead or insane

      1. Great… so we can only find it in “The Mad Arab” Abdul Alhazred’s Necronomicon?

        1. What difference does it make, under eternal lies

          And with strange aeons even donkeys may fly

    2. No, he’s Dave Weigel.

  9. Unlike the 1980s Iran-Contra scandal, there are no questions of illegal acts, no secret funds, no shredding of documents and no efforts to directly circumvent a law passed by Congress. People may forget that 14 administration officials were indicted and 11 convicted as a result of the arms-for-hostages scandal.

    Instead, what we have after eight months of investigation, 11 congressional hearings before five committees, 20 staff briefings and 25,000 pages of documents is exactly what we started with: a tragic situation with lessons to be learned, but not a grand conspiracy. It is sad that Rep. Darrell Issa has decided not to conduct a series of hearings to help solve the problems that out diplomats face every day but rather to engage in a partisan, political witch hunt for a conspiracy and cover-up that doesn’t exist.…..ts-in-2016

    1. Really? What was the CIA doing there?

      There have been allegations of the CIA holding prisoners at the site – and smuggling weapons out of Libya and into Syria.

      That all sounds illegal to me.

    2. “State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland raised specific objections to this paragraph drafted by the CIA in its earlier versions of the talking points:

      ‘The Agency has produced numerous pieces on the threat of extremists linked to al-Qa’ida in Benghazi and eastern Libya. These noted that, since April, there have been at least five other attacks against foreign interests in Benghazi by unidentified assailants, including the June attack against the British Ambassador’s convoy. We cannot rule out the individuals has previously surveilled the U.S. facilities, also contributing to the efficacy of the attacks.’

      In an email to officials at the White House and the intelligence agencies, State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland took issue with including that information because it ‘could be abused by members [of Congress] to beat up the State Department for not paying attention to warnings, so why would we want to feed that either? Concerned ?’

      The paragraph was entirely deleted.”…..eferences/

    3. “Unlike the 1980s Iran-Contra scandal…”

      Look over there! Reagannnnnnnnnnnnnn!

      1. Shorter Shriek: It’s ok when my team does it.

        1. Yes, and also: none of this is bad because it’s just the way we should expect Top. Men. to behave because they are so much more informed and have a better grasp on the reality of the situation.

      2. Yeah, this is so transparently ridicous.

        1. There’s a law at work here.

      3. “Syria isn’t Iraq!”

        Sounds familiar…

    4. “1980s Iran-Contra scandal”

      How’s that Arab Spring treatin’ ya?



    6. Go kill yourself shriek.

      They lied to the American public and made speeches about how we need to curtail our Freedom of Speech because it made people have a sad.

  10. Shouldn’t the label be on what is under the rug, rather than on the rug itself?

    1. Unless Benghazi is covering up something else! Ah, brilliant as usual, Payne.

      1. In Soviet DC, Benghazi covers you up!

      2. It’s cover-ups all the way down!

        1. Of course, it’s just a pile of rugs (labeled, natch) under there.

  11. I like that Obama’s real life desk name plate was able to substitute for a label here, but why is a bucket of paint hanging on the wall behind him?

    1. A bucket of white paint, no less.

      Think about it.

        1. Modern day warrior?

  12. What the fuck is Chris Christie doing hiding under the oval office carpeting?

    1. You might not want to know…

      Has to pay for all the FEMA $ somehow.

      1. Maybe the lap band plays music for the lap dance?

  13. H&R just tried for the umpteenth time to get me to download some file called “push” from What’s up with this shit?

    1. You have to download it to find out what’s in it.

      1. What difference, at this point, does it make?

        1. Downloading is a part of life.

          1. It’s downloading all the way down

    2. Normally your browser just takes these things without question. You should be happy it’s finally fighting back.

    3. And the “Waiting for…” — What’s up with *that* shit?

  14. Say what you will about Payne, he does draw the Oval Office desk better than this guy.

  15. The scored a -6.02 on the readability index, with a required grade level of 14.43. This is why we need more labels to understand what it going on. The alt-text, of course, was ungradeable.

    1. The alt-text, of course, was ungradeable.

      You *could* give it an “I”.

    2. I think it’s got a nice beat, and you can dance to it.

  16. “The scored a -6.02 on the readability index, with a required grade level of 14.43.”

    But what would this sentence without a subject score on the readability index?

    1. I got a 71.70 readability, with a grade level of 4.67.

  17. I want my…
    I want my…
    I want my Morning Links…

    1. But do we want your morning links? :-p

      1. No one is forcing you to click them.

Please to post comments

Comments are closed.