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(Daily Sparks Tribune)   Richard Burr (R-eally doesn't care about national security, NC) derails a Senate Armed Services hearing to protest the health care bill. It's cool, the commander of the US Strategic Command needed to use his airline miles anyway   (charlotteobserver.com) divider line 173
    More: Dumbass, Richard Burr, Armed Services Committee, U.S. Sen, Claire McCaskill, armed forces, unanimous consent, state attorney general, Senate Armed Services  
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2010-03-24 08:49:09 PM  
When is the GOP going to figure out that stomping your feet and throwing a tantrum because you did not get your way makes them look like spoiled 3rd graders?
 
2010-03-24 08:50:37 PM  
Didn't he use to play a really fat lawyer who was in a wheelchair?
 
2010-03-24 08:53:37 PM  
Don't blame me. I didn't vote for the idiot.
 
2010-03-24 08:56:15 PM  
justbob2000: When is the GOP going to figure out that stomping your feet and throwing a tantrum because you did not get your way makes them look like spoiled 3rd graders?

Well, there remains absolutely nothing in the main media outlets calling them on it, so I'm thinking they're going to keep it up for a while.
 
2010-03-24 09:02:43 PM  
"Sen. Burr has taken his obstructionism so far that he's willing to put it before our national security," said DNC spokeswoman Joanne Peters.

Yes they are. Idiots.
 
2010-03-24 09:14:04 PM  
GAT_00: justbob2000: When is the GOP going to figure out that stomping your feet and throwing a tantrum because you did not get your way makes them look like spoiled 3rd graders?

Well, there remains absolutely nothing in the main media outlets calling them on it, so I'm thinking they're going to keep it up for a while.


Pretty much THIS.

I doubt we'll see Newt Gingrich, John McCain, or Liz Cheney asked their opinion about this issue during any of their inexplicably numerous cable news appearances.
 
2010-03-24 10:12:38 PM  
Hey Bobby Boy, you got a job lined up for next year yet? 'Cuz you fin to get Dole-d.
 
2010-03-24 10:13:57 PM  
...And this is why you don't type before you've had caffeine. I meant to call him Dickie Boy, a far more appropriate appellation.
 
2010-03-24 10:18:10 PM  
Richard Burr can suck my balls.
 
2010-03-24 10:44:09 PM  
So...Generals come from Hawaii, and Korea, and you're upset about the one from Nebraska?
 
2010-03-24 10:48:12 PM  
Times like this kinda makes you want to bring back dueling.

*sigh*

ok folks, here's a thought. Let's not get outraged or flustered about these stories. Instead, I suggest we collect, collate and compile all these little stories so that when these guys come up for re-election we have something to tell their voters.
 
2010-03-24 10:52:23 PM  
Oh Ironside, when did you get so bitter?
 
2010-03-24 10:53:25 PM  
Weaver95: ok folks, here's a thought. Let's not get outraged or flustered about these stories. Instead, I suggest we collect, collate and compile all these little stories so that when these guys come up for re-election we have something to tell their voters.

Yeah, that will work.

Just promise to be pro life/pro death penalty, and they will vote for you no matter what you do.
 
2010-03-24 10:54:46 PM  
Weaver95: Instead, I suggest we collect, collate and compile all these little stories so that when these guys come up for re-election we have something to tell their voters.

If voters listened to reason, paid attention to history (i.e. the history of the candidates they vote for), and were swayed more by facts than by appeals to emotion, I suspect we wouldn't be in this situation.

So, while I think it is an admirable idea, I have my misgivings about how well it would work. All the candidates have to do is (continue to) push the right emotional buttons, and all of the facts you gather will be for naught. :(
 
2010-03-24 10:57:20 PM  
So, why does he hate the troops so much?

Are corporate profits really that much more important than our troops' safety?

Interesting....
 
2010-03-24 10:59:13 PM  
I love it how stalling and being obstructionist is such an admirable trait when Democrats do it (new window), but holy god, how dare the Republicans ever do anything similar.
 
2010-03-24 11:03:23 PM  
Vindibudd: I love it how stalling and being obstructionist is such an admirable trait when Democrats do it (new window), but holy god, how dare the Republicans ever do anything similar.

And you don't get the irony of the reverse?

It is impossible to take the moral high ground if you do not actually occupy that territory first.

And, for the record, you can't wrap yourself in the flag and then play these games either. I do hope that folks remember this incident come primary time to get a better Republican into the slot. And by better, I mean someone who actually thinks about the whole Republic, as opposed to putting corporate profits before our troops and citizens.
 
2010-03-24 11:03:24 PM  
Fellow North Carolinians; we could have had Erskine Bowles instead of this louse in 2004, but noooooo. We had to have two of the laziest senators in a century with him and that harpy Dole.
 
2010-03-24 11:04:22 PM  
Vindibudd: I love it how stalling and being obstructionist is such an admirable trait when Democrats do it (new window), but holy god, how dare the Republicans ever do anything similar.

so I take it you believe that showing such disrespect to high ranking members of the military is entirely acceptable behavior for Republican congressmen?
 
2010-03-24 11:12:10 PM  
Weaver95: Vindibudd: I love it how stalling and being obstructionist is such an admirable trait when Democrats do it (new window), but holy god, how dare the Republicans ever do anything similar.

so I take it you believe that showing such disrespect to high ranking members of the military is entirely acceptable behavior for Republican congressmen?



Like when Boxer was lecturing a General for calling her ma'am? (new window)

Like that kind of disrespect?


Just pointing out that people need to be outraged when both sides do it. Otherwise, be happy with the hypocrite label.

Look, here's the real problem. Democrats after years of biatching about reconciliation and partisanship gave Republicans the finger and used both to ram this healthcare bill down our (the peoples') throats. So turnabout is fair play. I know that payback is a biatch but I don't think anyone on the conservative side is really all that pissed off. You can't biatch about rules and protocols when you are going to throw them out the window to get your way. These are the consequences for the Democrats.
 
2010-03-24 11:13:37 PM  
Vindibudd:
Just pointing out that people need to be outraged when both sides do it. Otherwise, be happy with the hypocrite label.


um...but you aren't outraged with both sides do it. you're only upset about the democrats.

hmm...what was that comment again.....the one that was so popular not long ago....

oh yes!

YOU LIE!
 
2010-03-24 11:15:14 PM  
hubiestubert: Vindibudd: I love it how stalling and being obstructionist is such an admirable trait when Democrats do it (new window), but holy god, how dare the Republicans ever do anything similar.

And you don't get the irony of the reverse?

It is impossible to take the moral high ground if you do not actually occupy that territory first.


Yes, go figure that. The Democrats hold that territory? When did that happen? When they filibustered judicial nominations for the FIRST TIME IN HISTORY? Is that the high ground? And when Republicans thought about but ultimately did not go reconciliation? That kind of territory?
 
2010-03-24 11:16:12 PM  
Vindibudd: I love it how stalling and being obstructionist is such an admirable trait when Democrats do it (new window), but holy god, how dare the Republicans ever do anything similar.

You certainly picked an interesting case to demonstrate Democratic "obstructionism." Pickering was appointed by Bush to the 5th Court of Appeals as a recess appointment, and served there for nearly a year. Read up on his qualifications, or lack thereof, and you can see why he eventually decided to retire.

I know you will not bother to read through this, but anyone who does will see that talking about Democratic obstructionism in terms of court appointments is ludicrous, if not downright deceitful.

How's about some instances of times when the Democrats voted unanimously to block something a Republican president proposed? Preferably something post-Civil War.
 
2010-03-24 11:16:24 PM  
Vindibudd: ram this healthcare bill down our throats

You know how I can tell you're a Foxbot?
 
2010-03-24 11:16:52 PM  
Vindibudd:
Yes, go figure that. The Democrats hold that territory? When did that happen? When they filibustered judicial nominations for the FIRST TIME IN HISTORY? Is that the high ground? And when Republicans thought about but ultimately did not go reconciliation? That kind of territory?


so, ok. lets assume for a moment that you really are upset that 'both sides' are 'bad'. you've given us a lot of material covering the sins of the democratic party. What do you think the Republicans have done wrong?
 
2010-03-24 11:19:07 PM  
Vindibudd: hubiestubert: Vindibudd: I love it how stalling and being obstructionist is such an admirable trait when Democrats do it (new window), but holy god, how dare the Republicans ever do anything similar.

And you don't get the irony of the reverse?

It is impossible to take the moral high ground if you do not actually occupy that territory first.


Yes, go figure that. The Democrats hold that territory? When did that happen? When they filibustered judicial nominations for the FIRST TIME IN HISTORY? Is that the high ground? And when Republicans thought about but ultimately did not go reconciliation? That kind of territory?


I was thinking campaigning on the importance of our military, and then using them as a tool for a tantrum. Democrats are at least not campaigning on those very issues, and then tossing them out when it is convenient.

I am hardly a fan of the Democrats, but this obstructionism for the sake of being obstructionist has got to end. The GOP needs to have a cohesive agenda beyond "NO!"
 
2010-03-24 11:20:30 PM  
Weaver95: Vindibudd:
Just pointing out that people need to be outraged when both sides do it. Otherwise, be happy with the hypocrite label.

um...but you aren't outraged with both sides do it. you're only upset about the democrats.

hmm...what was that comment again.....the one that was so popular not long ago....

oh yes!

YOU LIE!


Actually, I didn't think that was appropriate.

But damn, if it wasn't the truth.
 
2010-03-24 11:20:50 PM  
hubiestubert: The GOP needs to have a cohesive agenda beyond "NO!"

Actually, I kinda hope they keep this up. it will speed up the disintegration of the Republican party and open up new territory for the Libertarians.
 
2010-03-24 11:21:18 PM  
UNC_Samurai: Fellow North Carolinians; we could have had Erskine Bowles instead of this louse in 2004, but noooooo. We had to have two of the laziest senators in a century with him and that harpy Dole.

And we have an opportunity this year to correct the second mistake. The first has already been dealt with.

Wonder where Dole's carpetbagging ass is nowadays... Probably trying to pass herself off as a native Alabaman.

Weaver95: What do you think the Republicans have done wrong?

And a deep silence filled the room...
 
2010-03-24 11:21:25 PM  
Vindibudd:

But damn, if it wasn't the truth.


so what do you think the Republicans have done wrong?
 
2010-03-24 11:22:19 PM  
HansensDisease: Vindibudd: ram this healthcare bill down our throats

You know how I can tell you're a Foxbot?


You know how I can tell you know nothing about me?
 
2010-03-24 11:23:08 PM  
Occam's Chainsaw:

Weaver95: What do you think the Republicans have done wrong?

And a deep silence filled the room...


Fiery the Angels rose, and as they rose deep thunder roll'd
Around their shores: indignant burning with the fires of Orc.
 
2010-03-24 11:23:40 PM  
Weaver95: Vindibudd:
Yes, go figure that. The Democrats hold that territory? When did that happen? When they filibustered judicial nominations for the FIRST TIME IN HISTORY? Is that the high ground? And when Republicans thought about but ultimately did not go reconciliation? That kind of territory?

so, ok. lets assume for a moment that you really are upset that 'both sides' are 'bad'. you've given us a lot of material covering the sins of the democratic party. What do you think the Republicans have done wrong?



How about you come up with a list since I am busy arguing with every other liberal on this board. I'll tell you if I agree.
 
2010-03-24 11:24:04 PM  
Weaver95: hubiestubert: The GOP needs to have a cohesive agenda beyond "NO!"

Actually, I kinda hope they keep this up. it will speed up the disintegration of the Republican party and open up new territory for the Libertarians.


You'll excuse me if I don't cheer that on. Most of the Libertarian base is even more kooky, and the candidates that they pick are even more Wing Nutty...
 
2010-03-24 11:26:09 PM  
Vindibudd: implying Weaver's a liberal

*haha-ohwow.jpg*

There's a reason that drain cleaner labels say DO NOT DRINK, and I get the feeling it has something to do with this guy.
 
2010-03-24 11:26:16 PM  
Vindibudd: HansensDisease: Vindibudd: ram this healthcare bill down our throats

You know how I can tell you're a Foxbot?

You know how I can tell you know nothing about me?


I know you repeat talking points word for word.
 
2010-03-24 11:27:07 PM  
Oh, let me point out (everyone that is choosing to engage me here) that I can spend another 20 minutes on this thread as of 11:20 pm est. Just so you think I am not just running away randomly.
 
2010-03-24 11:27:19 PM  
Vindibudd: How about you come up with a list since I am busy arguing with every other liberal on this board. I'll tell you if I agree.

let's try this again.

in this post you said:
Vindibudd [TotalFark] Quote 2010-03-24 11:12:10 PM

Just pointing out that people need to be outraged when both sides do it. Otherwise, be happy with the hypocrite label.

Then you listed several things that you believe illustrate why the Democrats are bad.

My question to you is simple - if you believe that 'both sides are bad' then you MUST list what the Republicans have done wrong. If you do not/cannot list what the Republicans have done wrong, then your first statement is a lie.

put up or shut up time dude.
 
2010-03-24 11:27:22 PM  
GAT_00: justbob2000: When is the GOP going to figure out that stomping your feet and throwing a tantrum because you did not get your way makes them look like spoiled 3rd graders?

Well, there remains absolutely nothing in the main media outlets calling them on it, so I'm thinking they're going to keep it up for a while.


That's the real problem. Look at the main page on any news site and it's completely ignoring the magnitude of the Republican party and their libertarian friends' actions. MSNBC's main story is about fat Chinese people. CNN has a story about pot. The media never calls out Republicans and conservatives on their retarded antics.
 
2010-03-24 11:28:14 PM  
Occam's Chainsaw: Vindibudd: implying Weaver's a liberal

*haha-ohwow.jpg*

There's a reason that drain cleaner labels say DO NOT DRINK, and I get the feeling it has something to do with this guy.


Nah, he's only the first Libertarian I have ever seen that likes big government. Does that work for you?
 
2010-03-24 11:29:09 PM  
Vindibudd: Oh, let me point out (everyone that is choosing to engage me here) that I can spend another 20 minutes on this thread as of 11:20 pm est. Just so you think I am not just running away randomly.

so you're just gonna run away then? again, I mean.
 
2010-03-24 11:29:47 PM  
Vindibudd: Yes, go figure that. The Democrats hold that territory? When did that happen? When they filibustered judicial nominations for the FIRST TIME IN HISTORY? Is that the high ground? And when Republicans thought about but ultimately did not go reconciliation? That kind of territory?

[Citation needed.] Are you talking about the filibuster of Lyndon Johnson's appointment of Abe Fortas to be Chief Justice in 1968? If you have some earlier example, please trot it out.
 
2010-03-24 11:29:59 PM  
7of7: The media never calls out Republicans and conservatives on their retarded antics.

There's a reason for this. Access. You don't play along with the GOP, they shut you out. Bushco's attitude toward the WH journalist pool is a perfect example. Not that I'd encourage the Dems to race the GOP to the bottom, but you don't see that same behavior out of them.
 
2010-03-24 11:30:04 PM  
Occam's Chainsaw: Vindibudd: implying Weaver's a liberal

*haha-ohwow.jpg*

There's a reason that drain cleaner labels say DO NOT DRINK, and I get the feeling it has something to do with this guy.


be careful. Don't go quoting Buffy at him, or he'll put you on ignore.


/tree pretty fire bad.
 
2010-03-24 11:30:12 PM  
Vindibudd:
Nah, he's only the first Libertarian I have ever seen that likes big government. Does that work for you?


actually, i've consistently spoken out against larger government. But you have to be at the gym in 26 minutes so I understand if you didn't read any of those comments.
 
2010-03-24 11:33:29 PM  
Weaver95: Vindibudd: How about you come up with a list since I am busy arguing with every other liberal on this board. I'll tell you if I agree.

let's try this again.

in this post you said:
Vindibudd [TotalFark] Quote 2010-03-24 11:12:10 PM

Just pointing out that people need to be outraged when both sides do it. Otherwise, be happy with the hypocrite label.

Then you listed several things that you believe illustrate why the Democrats are bad.

My question to you is simple - if you believe that 'both sides are bad' then you MUST list what the Republicans have done wrong. If you do not/cannot list what the Republicans have done wrong, then your first statement is a lie.

put up or shut up time dude.


Well you mentioned the whole You Lie thing, and I mentioned the Boxer thing, and you are cheerleading this whole Republicans are idiots for obstructing things and I pointed out that Democrats did the same thing when it came to judges.

So like I said, I am dealing with at least 3 other people besides yourself. I know you love me, but I can't just commit only to you man, I have to see other people too. Oh, here's a bone, I think Michael Savage is a jerk and O'Reilly isn't that much better. I also don't think it was appropriate for Dick Cheney to drop an f-bomb on the Senate floor or for Newt to call Hillary a biatch to his mother.

Is that enough for you? I hate to leave after this hot hot encounter but I have others in my little black book.
 
2010-03-24 11:34:36 PM  
Weaver95: Vindibudd:
Nah, he's only the first Libertarian I have ever seen that likes big government. Does that work for you?

actually, i've consistently spoken out against larger government. But you have to be at the gym in 26 minutes so I understand if you didn't read any of those comments.


So you're against this healthcare bill? Glad to know it.
 
2010-03-24 11:35:25 PM  
Weaver95: Vindibudd: How about you come up with a list since I am busy arguing with every other liberal on this board. I'll tell you if I agree.

let's try this again.

in this post you said:
Vindibudd [TotalFark] Quote 2010-03-24 11:12:10 PM

Just pointing out that people need to be outraged when both sides do it. Otherwise, be happy with the hypocrite label.

Then you listed several things that you believe illustrate why the Democrats are bad.

My question to you is simple - if you believe that 'both sides are bad' then you MUST list what the Republicans have done wrong. If you do not/cannot list what the Republicans have done wrong, then your first statement is a lie.

put up or shut up time dude.


If anything, we need to be harder on our own, than the Democrats or others, to keep them honest. That's the problem with partisan cheerleading. It doesn't keep anyone honest, and it only means that idiots and panderers get into office.

We've allowed a fair share of idiots not just into the Big Tent, but to actually represent us. And it's time for us to call them onto the carpet, and get the agenda focused back on the country, as opposed to only select neighborhoods, select populations, and only select faiths.
 
2010-03-24 11:36:02 PM  
Vindibudd:
Is that enough for you? I hate to leave after this hot hot encounter but I have others in my little black book.


so you DID lie - you really don't believe that 'both sides are bad', you just hate the Democrats.

actually, I think we all knew that was the case but since you so helpfully painted yourself into the corner I thought I'd hammer home the point for those folks up in the nosebleed section.
 
2010-03-24 11:37:35 PM  
hubiestubert: We've allowed a fair share of idiots not just into the Big Tent, but to actually represent us. And it's time for us to call them onto the carpet, and get the agenda focused back on the country, as opposed to only select neighborhoods, select populations, and only select faiths.

The corporatists that hold the purse strings won't let you. And they'll bring the whole country down in flames before they'll relinquish power. They already held a gun to the economy and won. There's no coming back from that.
 
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