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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:14 PM

Jill Kelley: Petraeus, Allen asked me to help silence 'Bubba the Love Sponge'

(Not "The Onion", seriously. Wish it was. These Hostess Ho Ho's actually believe two 4 star generals requested their assistance in a security threat.)

Jill Kelley emails: Petraeus, Allen asked me to help silence 'Bubba the Love Sponge'
By Michael Isikoff
NBC News
When a Florida shock jock threatened to "deep fat fry" a Quran earlier this year, Gen. John Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, and CIA Director David Petraeus both reached out to Tampa socialite Jill Kelley to help tamp down what they saw as a potential threat to the safety of U.S. troops, according to emails released by the city of Tampa.

In the emails, Kelly -- indicating she was acting at the behest of the high level U.S. government officials -- asked Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn to intervene and get the radio disc jockey to stand down.
"I have Petraeus & Allen both emailing me about getting this dealt with," Kelley wrote to Buckhorn in a March 7 email. The day before, Kelley mentioned similar requests to Buckhorn from both Allen and Vice Adm. Robert Harward, deputy commander of the U.S. Central Command in Tampa. "I just got off the phone with Gen. Allen & Adm Harward," she wrote. "I'm going to need your assistance, vice versa with the potential crises we'll be dealing with."
http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/16/15224380-jill-kelley-emails-petraeus-allen-asked-me-to-help-silence-bubba-the-love-sponge?lite

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Reply Jill Kelley: Petraeus, Allen asked me to help silence 'Bubba the Love Sponge' (Original post)
riverwalker Nov 2012 OP
aletier_v Nov 2012 #1
panAmerican Nov 2012 #2
upi402 Nov 2012 #5
Auntie Bush Nov 2012 #3
SubgeniusHasSlack Nov 2012 #4
JackRiddler Nov 2012 #8
sabrina 1 Nov 2012 #14
Lucinda Nov 2012 #33
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #6
PCIntern Nov 2012 #7
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #28
JackRiddler Nov 2012 #9
MgtPA Nov 2012 #10
Fumesucker Nov 2012 #12
snagglepuss Nov 2012 #13
mercuryblues Nov 2012 #27
SaveAmerica Nov 2012 #30
riverwalker Nov 2012 #11
aletier_v Nov 2012 #15
MgtPA Nov 2012 #17
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #19
Tom Ripley Nov 2012 #21
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #22
MgtPA Nov 2012 #23
aletier_v Nov 2012 #24
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #25
Bombtrack Nov 2012 #32
SaveAmerica Nov 2012 #31
Bombtrack Nov 2012 #35
SaveAmerica Nov 2012 #36
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #16
riverwalker Nov 2012 #18
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #20
rzemanfl Nov 2012 #26
Octafish Nov 2012 #29
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2012 #34

Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:20 PM

1. HA HA HA. Patreaus and Allen are reading this and going "What the fuck?"

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:22 PM

2. LOL, she said "vice versa" instead of "vis-a-vis"!



Maybe she should get points for trying.

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Response to panAmerican (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:31 PM

5. Gotta be a Republican

DOH!

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:25 PM

3. That woman is just an obnoxious name dropper.

Has she ever uttered a sentence that didn't try to show how important she was and who she knew?

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:28 PM

4. Ignorant narcissist pathological prevaricator.

 

This is exactly why the world disdains America.

Well, that and the military imperialism.

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Response to SubgeniusHasSlack (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:44 PM

8. Self-obsessed psycho liar? Surely Petraeus is high on that list.

As are the rest of the people involved in this soap opera.

Do you believe you have an inside line on whether Kelley was called and asked to do this by the generals she names? Please let us know your definitive source, because there is zero-point-zero reason to have an opinion either way on who might be making up what in this matter.

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Response to SubgeniusHasSlack (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:36 PM

14. Are you sure this didn't happen? After all she WAS close friends

enough with Gen. Allen that the FBI uncovered thousands of email exchanges between the two. And there is no question that Gen Petraeus was also close friends with her family. There is no denial from either of these two Generals regarding their close friendships with Kelley and her sister for that matter.

They spend Christmas with her eg.

And the close friendship was noted by Broadwell enough to cause her to send her anonymous emails telling her to back off basically.

She was also good friends with the Mayor. So I don't see why SHE should be slammed necessarily for simply referring to these close relationships. The question is why two top Generals and a whole lot of other top Government officials were that close to these women. What kind of judgement is that? As we can see from the results now.

Broadwell, eg, Petraeus' mistress, revealed in a talk before they were outed, that the CIA was holding prisoners in the Bengazi annex near the Embassy. She claimed this was why there was an attack, to release those prisoners. Who gave her the authority to expose that information and worse, where did she get it?

The question here isn't the women, there are always people willing to hang around with people of power. The questions include 'what kind of National Security' protection was this considering how we are told the entire country needs to be spied 'for our own safety', and here we have Generals running around providing info to a bunch of socialites?

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:50 PM

33. I don't have the link, but I read something the other day that left me with

the impression that Gen Allen was aware that she was involved with getting the DJ to stop. I think it was a link I followed from a FR post, and I don't have it on this computer.

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:36 PM

6. If this story gets any weirder, I'm going to put a sparkler up my ass and walk down the street.

Last edited Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:16 PM - Edit history (1)

Actually, I do this every Sunday (most of the neighbors are at church, anyway) and I suspect it'll take about that long before the next crazy crenulation occurs.

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:38 PM

7. Your post is useless without pictures. nt

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:20 PM

28. Okay, but you'll be sorry you asked...



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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:49 PM

9. Werider? You mean a sparkelir, surely.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:06 PM

10. That's the funniest thing I've read in ages.

Thanks!

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:26 PM

12. The important thing is

Which end of the sparkler goes in first?

Inquiring minds and all that you know.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:32 PM

13. LOL

What am image!!!! I needed that laugh. Thanks.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:15 PM

27. ohhh

You're just trying to get us to look at the sparkly thng over there. Nice try.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:23 PM

30. The days DUer crack me up are the best! Thanks for the chuckle!

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:21 PM

11. wait! theres more !! LOL OMG

Kelleys and the mayors emails pissed off Bubba:

http://www.theledger.com/article/20121117/NEWS/121119435/1002/SPORTS?Title=Bubba-the-Love-Sponge-Vows-Revenge-on-Tampa-Mayor

Clem (Bubba The Love Sponge) said the people who got him to stop the Koran burning were his lawyer and the heads of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and the Tampa Police Department. But he said Kelley "probably did get intel to have me stop it, and that's the problem itself."

A Bubba's Army truck circled the Bayshore Boulevard block of the Kelley home for about a half-hour Friday, pumping a parody to the tune of Falco's Rock Me Amadeus about Petraeus.

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Response to riverwalker (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:39 PM

15. This HAS to become a movie, for that scene alone.

Who plays Bubba?

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:16 PM

17. Here's Bubba! Any ideas?

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Response to MgtPA (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:02 PM

19. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Nathan Lane, John Goodman

To name just three.

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Response to MgtPA (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:31 PM

21. Tom Arnold

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #21)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:36 PM

22. I can see Joe Pesci doing it, too

We could end up having a very fierce competition for the role.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #22)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:31 PM

23. Joe Pesci would be epic.

He'd steal the show.

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Response to MgtPA (Reply #23)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:33 PM

24. I'm thinking Meatloaf, he could sing "Rock Me, Pa-tre-aous".

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Response to MgtPA (Reply #23)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:58 PM

25. Instead of 1 truck, he could drive by the house in 2 Utes

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:33 PM

32. Artie Lange already does a funny Bubba impression

Here's the deal.... Fabreezy....

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Response to riverwalker (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:26 PM

31. Why is he called Bubba the Love Sponge?

Or do I want to know?

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Response to SaveAmerica (Reply #31)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:52 AM

35. Because that's what Todd Clem legally changed his name to.

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Response to Bombtrack (Reply #35)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:19 AM

36. thanks, I'm farther out of the loop than I thought!

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:53 PM

16. This is just silly now.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:56 PM

18. did you ever think

you would see the day when NBC has a story that includes General David Petraeus and "Bubba the Love Sponge" in the same paragraph?

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Response to riverwalker (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:14 PM

20. I would have to say no my friend.

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:59 PM

26. Now we can talk about the Hulk Hogan sex tape. It just gets weirder.

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:22 PM

29. She's a grifter.

It's like a con: She pretends to 'know' somebody who can 'do' stuff and really gets stuff done for herself.

She's like a neocon: She asked $80 million to shake down an honest corporation interested in expanding operations to South Korea.

Money.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #29)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:05 AM

34. Right now, up in far reaches of Alaska

Sarah Palin is smacking herself on the head and turning green with envy.

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