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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Louis Nelson, Politico: Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that misstatements about the location of a U.S. aircraft carrier supposedly on its way to the waters off the Korean peninsula were not made intentionally. Asked during an interview with CNN if the misstatements from White House and Pentagon officials had been intentional, Pence replied "oh, I think not" ... He did not offer an explanation as to why government officials had said the Carl Vinson was steaming for the Sea of Japan when it was not.

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Earlier this month, White House and Pentagon officials announced that the USS Carl Vinson and its accompanying battle group had been deployed off the coast of the Korean peninsula, a response to a missile test launched by North Korea. But on Monday, Defense News reported that the Carl Vinson was nowhere near the Korean peninsula and had instead been photographed near Indonesia.

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So much for the leaps of logic by the Trumpfuffers polishing the turd into a brilliant sheen of mass deception to Gyna and NK. Do you idiots feel foolish now? (rhetorical question as you most certainly do not).

So yet another "plan of tactical genius" of Mangolini became yet another brain fart from the amateur in chief.

So much winning.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2017-04-19 10:34 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight in action. How embarrassing. This is the type of weak behavior that makes the nation a laughingstock. Be proud rightwingers. You own this.

#2 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-04-19 10:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Wars have started over less.

Good job douche bags.

#3 | Posted by bat4255 at 2017-04-19 10:37 AM | Reply

Come on, folks! Haven't you ever misplaced something before?

#4 | Posted by RevDarko at 2017-04-19 10:51 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

Alright. So all the Conservatives on here claiming it was part of a grand plan to trick the North Koreans were just proven to be complete idiots... Like the rest of us said.

Also, the White House is incompetent.

#5 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-04-19 10:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

"Duh, I don't know why the Admirals and General didn't tell us where the fleet was."

Mike Pence

Personally, I hope these doofases never figure it out, they are out of the loop because they are f*****g crazy and the military understands that.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2017-04-19 10:58 AM | Reply

It must suck having to try and explain away all of Trump's factually inaccurate claims.

#7 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-04-19 11:11 AM | Reply

I just watched Tora Tora Tora again last night for the first time in 20 years...I found it amusing and informative how they decided to take the President off of the "ULTRA" list of those officials to be kept in the loop...the reason?..the military leaders did not trust the people that were close to the President, and this was back in 1941..with a semi competent leader in the oval office !

#8 | Posted by ghoti at 2017-04-19 11:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Maybe Pence is lying about us lying about the aircraft carrier. You ever thought of that, you hemp-wearing, quiche-eating, com symps? While the rest of the world is playing checkers, Trump is playing Settlers of Catan. And he just took your girlfriend's ore.

#9 | Posted by rcade at 2017-04-19 11:22 AM | Reply | Funny: 7

A feint within a feint? I like it! (I just don't believe it.)

#10 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-04-19 11:25 AM | Reply

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No one says or does stupid things intentionally, we just can't help ourselves.

#11 | Posted by nutcase at 2017-04-19 11:49 AM | Reply

Maybe Pence is lying about us lying about the aircraft carrier. You ever thought of that, you hemp-wearing, quiche-eating, com symps? While the rest of the world is playing checkers, Trump is playing Settlers of Catan. And he just took your girlfriend's ore.

#9 | POSTED BY RCADE

You forgot "----".

#12 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-04-19 11:56 AM | Reply

Delusional not-liberals will never admit that they are wrong. Never. They will do whatever mental gymnastics they need to, in order to make their fantasy bubble make sense. I'm actually surprised that Pence came clean on this. Fox must be busy spinning the O'Reilly firing, so he didn't get the proper talking points.

#13 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-04-19 11:57 AM | Reply

The truth is simply alternative fabrication.

#14 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2017-04-19 12:13 PM | Reply

Remember the Maine!
--Hearst Newspapers

Sink the Bismarck!
--British Royal Navy

Where's the Vinson?
--American news reporters

#15 | Posted by catdog at 2017-04-19 12:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Trump/Pence could always have known the exact location of the fleet, all they had to do was call Putin.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2017-04-19 12:38 PM | Reply

It must suck having to try and explain away all of Trump's factually inaccurate claims.

#7 | POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2017-04-19 11:11 AM | FLAG:

Well, you know, at least he gets a salary and a nice office, a few perks here and there, a title. Plenty of people in the US spend a lot of time doing the same thing for free.

#18 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2017-04-19 02:08 PM | Reply

"It must suck having to try and explain away all of Trump's factually inaccurate claims"

it is the only job this asshat has created to date

#19 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-04-19 03:01 PM | Reply

Crickets from the republitrolls...

#20 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-04-19 04:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

he should have said the Armada with Submarines...was going in the opposite direction in order to sneak up on them.

#21 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-04-20 01:30 AM | Reply

One of our submarines is missing. ---thomas dolby---

#22 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-04-20 06:34 AM | Reply

Sorry,

One of our submarines is missing - thomas dolby

#23 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-04-20 06:35 AM | Reply

Sorry,
One of our submarines is missing - thomas dolby

#23 | POSTED BY KUDZU AT 2017-04-20 06:35 AM | FLAG:

Cool. "The Flat Earth" is one of the best albums of the 80s. Too bad so few people heard it.

#24 | Posted by cbob at 2017-04-20 10:16 AM | Reply

The initial articles mentioned that the carrier group was calling off liberty in Australia to go underway to the sea of Japan.

Were -------- expecting the ~5,200 mile journey to the sea of japan from Singapore to take one week?

#25 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-04-20 06:42 PM | Reply

"Were -------- expecting the ~5,200 mile journey to the sea of japan from Singapore to take one week?"

It's 3200 miles.
5200 km.
Why... are you using Commie units?

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-04-20 06:56 PM | Reply

It's longer when you sail in the opposite direction for a few days first.

#27 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-04-20 07:00 PM | Reply

"He did not offer an explanation as to why government officials had said the Carl Vinson was steaming for the Sea of Japan when it was not."

As I've learned from the Trump guzzlers, that depends on what your definition of "was" was.

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-04-20 07:18 PM | Reply

RCADE needs to add a flag for "ban this stupid f#%@€ing liar"

#29 | Posted by leadbelly at 2017-04-20 07:22 PM | Reply

Pence: False Claim About Carrier Not Intentional

Oh! So it was incompetence?

#30 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2017-04-20 10:07 PM | Reply

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