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United States Senator Caught Playing Poker During Syria Hearing

Tags: forbes, iphone, john mccain, poker, united states senator.
Posted on 04 September 2013 by "T".

According to Forbes, United States Senator John McCain was playing poker on his iPhone during a 3+ hour senate hearing on whether or not the country should send missiles into Syria and get involved in a war that has claimed over 100,000 lives so far.

The image of McCain's mobile phone was taken by Washington Post photographer Melina Mara, and after it was passed on to Twitter, McCain tweeted the following: 


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32 comments for "United States Senator Caught Playing Poker During Syria Hearing"

 littlegreg6804/09/2013 10:26:35 GMT
NOTHING SCANDALOUS ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!

America should stay out of the Syria and let them fight their own battles! (same with any other battle in these Countries... Iran/Iraq, etc... These should be between those involved ONLY. NO OTHER COUNTRY).
Looks like this is what he is doing!!!!

Looks like Muslims have caused this chemical attack and hate to lose: so much for a peaceful religion! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
 Phisix04/09/2013 10:36:02 GMT
Legend! Why not make some money while being at a boring senate meeting.
 starbay04/09/2013 11:30:14 GMT
Posted by Phisix:
Legend! Why not make some money while being at a boring senate meeting.

how can that man be a legend,playing poker while peoples lifes are at stake..disgusting carry on..but hold on the elite can do what they want..
the decision to go into Syria has already been made ages ago,whatever hidden agenda the American government has now...remember the so called weapons of mass destruction in Iraq that never existed and there exscuse to go in to Afghanistan after al quada who supposedly brought down the twin towers, then why do America back the free Syrian army who is mostly made up of al quada....... never about the people allways hidden agendas Evil
 Phisix04/09/2013 11:44:03 GMT
Peoples lifes which has nothing to do with the US for a start. And by legend I meant a boring politician playing poker.
 Leomi04/09/2013 11:47:12 GMT
beautiful, who knows senator nickname Big Smile
excellent customer Big Smile
american stupidity has no end...
 SirPoncho04/09/2013 12:01:31 GMT
gotta love his tweet.
he just dont care Blink
probably playing high stakes cash game for millions and just dont give a sh**
 kinogomes04/09/2013 14:21:05 GMT
there is somethnig wrong in this world when a very importante meeting that can decide the lives of thousands of people is participated by some people with no maners and no respect for theyr own country!!
 Heskor04/09/2013 16:59:37 GMT
Haha sick, he had nothing to do right ?

On such an important matter he is playing games, this shows well how crap he is..but his tweet sick, he doesnt deny it he accepts it with sarcasm lol

Hope that does not get out of proportion by the press!!
 Phisix04/09/2013 17:16:59 GMT
It was a meeting to discuss whether the US should get involved in this Syrian mess not a meeting of the justice league to protect the galaxy. It cannot be that much of a problem otherwise he would have not done it or come out on twitter like that.
 lukasb04/09/2013 18:07:08 GMT
Why such a big scandal about this? the guy is sitting on a room for 3 hours... probably not even involved in the conversation and we all know that the meeting was just for show... the real decision was already made a long time ago.

Now in what poker is concerned.. that hand, was it a Q2 os and he limped UTG??!!??!?.. man i hope he was just fooling around with play money Disagree
 demodawggy05/09/2013 03:17:48 GMT
Posted by Leomi:
who knows senator nickname


I would suspect that his poker name on that site is: semper fi

It's the one on the top to the right if you look closely.

Senator McCain was a U.S. Marines fighter pilot in the Vietnam war.

The Marine's motto is semper fi,...so I'd go all in and bet that's his username....

By the way.....for a Republican....I find him tolerable. He's a moderate. I don't mind moderate right wingers...

In the Republican party, moderates are an endangered or extinct species,....but the only reason a lot of THEM tolerate him is because of his Marine background,...and that he spent 5 years in a Vietnam POW camp... He's a popular war hero...

If any of them badmouthed McCain too much....Americans would out them from their political career... Big Smile
 RoninHarper05/09/2013 04:35:48 GMT
G'day dawggy

You might be right about that one amigo.
American's in general do love there war hero's.
I just love Senator McCain's quote about the only down said as far as he was concerned was that he lost the hand.
You got to love a poker playing Senator Smile
He will make it legal to play in the US again Smile

be cool

Ronin Cool
 demodawggy05/09/2013 05:25:02 GMT
He's a likeable guy....! Thumbs Up

How the hell he ever got hooked up with that twit Sarah Palin to run for U.S. President is TOTALLY beyond me... Big Smile
 ACK05/09/2013 07:57:05 GMT
Bros before Hoes! Epic! (y) Big Smile
 mascona05/09/2013 08:35:42 GMT
He break an American law, they should shoot him in front of whole Senat as an example...
 SuperpokefA05/09/2013 08:47:19 GMT
Luckely he was playing poker and not Call Of Duty (Attack in Syria)

No seriously, this guy plays poker while he is being payed through us civilians.
 thefly13105/09/2013 09:57:13 GMT
Posted by demodawggy:
He's a likeable guy....! Thumbs Up

How the hell he ever got hooked up with that twit Sarah Palin to run for U.S. President is TOTALLY beyond me... Big Smile


Well he missed that job, did not gotr president..

now he s a bit short of money and tries to win a bit by playing poker

We should understand these politicians .. they have a hard life Evil Evil
 Phisix05/09/2013 14:15:47 GMT
Posted by SuperpokefA:
Luckely he was playing poker and not Call Of Duty (Attack in Syria)

No seriously, this guy plays poker while he is being payed through us civilians.


Now that would have been hilarious. Big Smile

Your just jealous, how many of you would love to play poker at work(or should I said how many of you would)
 Macubaas05/09/2013 21:24:58 GMT
From what i see and actually from what he said in his twitter post he played against his phone in a poker app.

I saw some comments on different sites that he played on real money but thats impossible to do in US, even for McCain lol
 ayaraled05/09/2013 23:40:22 GMT
nice catch by the reporter....needs to attack syria because john lost..or maybe he was on tilt because of the annoying discussions..
 doritab06/09/2013 00:28:40 GMT
Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Cool Blink
 Jonas_Petkus16/09/2013 17:08:21 GMT
good senator. i like him a lot. play poker not war in syria
 demodawggy16/09/2013 18:49:24 GMT
At least McCain was only caught playing poker...

...unlike Senator Larry Craig, an outspoken ANTI-GAY Republican, who was caught trolling for gay sex in a toilet stall in the Minnesota Airport bathrooms...
Big Smile< ahahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahaaaaaa

The Larry Craig scandal was an incident that began on June 11, 2007, with the arrest of Larry Craig—who at the time was a Republican United States Senator from Idaho—for lewd conduct in a men's restroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Craig later entered a guilty plea to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct on August 8.[1] As a result of the controversy surrounding his arrest, subsequent guilty plea, and pressure from his fellow Republicans,[2][3][4] Senator Craig announced his intention to resign from the Senate at a news conference on September 1, which was to become effective on September 30. After failing to withdraw his guilty plea, on October 4, Craig released a statement refusing to resign as senator for Idaho. Craig did not run for re-election in 2008, and the incident effectively ended his political career.

 surferboy2w17/09/2013 06:14:19 GMT
Its a total disgrace that such an important meeting discussing peoples lives that this moron he had little or no interest.. typical american! Mind you none of them do, they just show contempt towards others as usual. I am wondering when they are going to tell China or Russia to give up their nuclear weapons? Never i suspect because they would be told to go away or else.

On another point when is the world going to wake up to these war mongers who themselves have used chemical weapons in their recent wars and destroyed the lands for 1000s of years? So they can do it and not be accountable? they hold the nuclear weapons and have used them in the past and most likely are busting a gut to use them again, wake up world to the real aggressors!! They should be held accountable for war crimes but hey they where when Bush and Blair where found guilty .. In Malaysia a mock tribunal has found former President George W Bush and Former Prime Minister Tony Blair guilty of war crimes. Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal which was formed at the request of former Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad, says the two leaders are guilty of crimes against peace, referring to their invasion of Iraq back in 2003... Enough said they are war criminals its a simple as that...and Obama the peace prize winner decided not to prosecute Bush.. hmm what a surprise ..

Larry
 Heskor17/09/2013 15:05:54 GMT
He knew it will not go to war, thats why he played poker and see now Syria is making a deal to remove their chemical weapons and such lol.

Anyway hope we the Syria conflict does not escalate into a war. yep and i agree with you surferboy, chemical weapons usage should be severely punished. But nowadays there are too much paperwork for them to be able to take action quickly!!
 demodawggy17/09/2013 16:28:36 GMT
The last time my buddies and I got together for a game of poker,....my one buddy Gary unleashed chemical weapons at the table by letting a huge FART rip.....and it was a particularly NASTY variety of gas... Evil

We had to make a run for it before we got too severely poisoned...... Confused Spade
 doubletop77718/11/2013 13:33:53 GMT
Hilarious!! Good for you Senator, the amount of meeting s these guys go to must be mind numbingly boring, who can blame him for playing poker. I wonder if he won!
 sergejcho18/11/2013 15:50:36 GMT
aehaehaehaehheahaehaehaeh NICE NICE NICE
According to Forbes, United States Senator John McCain was playing poker on his iPhone . YOU SHOULD WIN AND SAY HURA TO ALL who prepare war in Syria!!!!!!
Damn American Politics !!!! SCREW THE WHOLE WORLD!!!
 banmoca28/12/2013 18:14:43 GMT
Posted by littlegreg68:
NOTHING SCANDALOUS ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!

America should stay out of the Syria and let them fight their own battles! (same with any other battle in these Countries... Iran/Iraq, etc... These should be between those involved ONLY. NO OTHER COUNTRY).
Looks like this is what he is doing!!!!

Looks like Muslims have caused this chemical attack and hate to lose: so much for a peaceful religion! LOLOLOLOLOLOL



"offtopic" - Hello littlegreg ! I win a token FULL TILT at mobcalendars... like you.
You received the token in your poker account?
 damosk29/12/2013 16:12:25 GMT
So! Here we have a small insight into how big government and international decisions are made........

(Senator, aside, playing holdem on his iPhone.)

Spokesperson: "So members of the senate, we have heard the accounts and the arguments, it is now for you to determine the appropriate action to take. Should we take military action or keep out of it?

(Other senators give their decisions.)

Spokesperson: "Senator you have the casting decision on this one, will you call for military action or say we should keep out of it?"

Senator: "I'm gonna call this one!"

Spokesperson: "So, members of the senate, you have chosen to call for military action. We have some choices; peace keeping, supporting the local military or we could go.for a full military strike".

Senator: "ha ha! All in!"



And that's how foreign countries get involved in military action in countries that are thousands of miles away!


 DaCapo7130/12/2013 15:08:29 GMT
That the Senator are playing poker between a hearing is not ok, but to play poker generally was ok. Why not? Perhaps he was a new promoter for new laws in the USA for online poker. It´s a nice game and everybody can play it, when this was legalized...
 damosk30/12/2013 19:35:42 GMT
iWeb you really get down to the basics of it from a poker perspective , the only true and real scandal would be which poker site was the senator using!

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