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2011-02-03 05:30:13 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Queuebert: /hotlinked

Yeah, they brought in everyone for that one. (new window)


It meets Jackpot777's racial quota.

/come at me, bro
 
2011-02-03 05:34:25 PM  

Jackpot777: Can you show me a frame from the video that was posted with more than two black people in frame?


51 seconds in:

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1:25 in:

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2:17 in:

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2:21 in:

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2011-02-03 05:34:38 PM  

Queuebert: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Queuebert: /hotlinked

Yeah, they brought in everyone for that one. (new window)

It meets Jackpot777's racial quota.

/come at me, bro


To the letter of his post you probably did, but the spirit of his post seemed to suggest "function" was a rally type thing.
 
2011-02-03 05:36:17 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Didn't Abbie Hoffman get beaten up for wearing that shirt?


But he was a dirty Commie. He wasn't wearing it in the right tone of voice.
 
2011-02-03 05:37:12 PM  

sprawl15: Jackpot777: Can you show me a frame from the video that was posted with more than two black people in frame?

51 seconds in:

1:25 in:

2:17 in:

2:21 in:


Oh yeah, and fark you for making me defend the teabaggers.
 
2011-02-03 05:37:16 PM  

N. A. Coffey: tonguedepressor: Like I said, I don't try to not be racist.

What a life. I'd shoot myself.

/sux to be U


Sux to be me? Not really, realization of certain sociological certainties can be cathartic. I'm a self exclaimed lib and I have a semi-auto pistol and a real concern of the possibility that I may use it one day to protect those I love.

4 murders in 1.5 years in a 1 mile radius, all minority identified as suspect will lead you to some indisputable facts.

And I think I'd rather shoot you than myself.
 
2011-02-03 05:37:17 PM  

Headso: Queuebert: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Queuebert: /hotlinked

Yeah, they brought in everyone for that one. (new window)

It meets Jackpot777's racial quota.

/come at me, bro

To the letter of his post you probably did, but the spirit of his post seemed to suggest "function" was a rally type thing.


Look up. ^^^^^
 
2011-02-03 05:39:26 PM  

tonguedepressor: 4 murders in 1.5 years in a 1 mile radius, all minority identified as suspect will lead you to some indisputable facts.


Such as?
 
2011-02-03 05:39:35 PM  

sprawl15: sprawl15: Jackpot777: Can you show me a frame from the video that was posted with more than two black people in frame?

51 seconds in:

1:25 in:

2:17 in:

2:21 in:

Oh yeah, and fark you for making me defend the teabaggers.


i949.photobucket.com

/hot
//i kid
///sorta
 
2011-02-03 05:39:36 PM  
www.madmann.com
 
2011-02-03 05:39:58 PM  

MorphOSX:
I just don't get it. Is it really easier to sit around and bash the other side and sit on your high horse and cheer on the rampant spending and use of government to force social policy than actually address the things that are wrong?


So you want government to address the things that are wrong but not passing legislation?

/the tea party response to the State of the Union Address was by far the stupidest thing I've heard in months and it should be noted that I spend a lot of time 1. on Fark and 2. working with the public
 
2011-02-03 05:40:53 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Queuebert: /hotlinked

Yeah, they brought in everyone for that one. (new window)


That headline should have read:

African-American conservatives explain that the only racists are those who profit from race-based prejudice.
 
2011-02-03 05:41:00 PM  

Big Al: tonguedepressor Quote 2011-02-03 05:10:47 PM

Like I said, I don't try to not be racist, I try to be a statistician with a viewpoint.

>>>

I for one am shocked, shocked that minorities who disproportionally suffer higher poverty rates are going to disproportionally commit more crimes.


Are you also shocked at their high school drop out rate and how it pertains to their annual income?
 
2011-02-03 05:41:47 PM  
tonguedepressor:

Seek help.
 
2011-02-03 05:43:50 PM  

someonelse: tonguedepressor: 4 murders in 1.5 years in a 1 mile radius, all minority identified as suspect will lead you to some indisputable facts.

Such as?


Minorities having a higher ratio of drug and violence related crimes and convictions in my city. Providence, RI
 
2011-02-03 05:44:25 PM  

N. A. Coffey: tonguedepressor:

Seek help.


Like...in the church?
 
2011-02-03 05:46:12 PM  
To be clear:

img.slate.com

When the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People introduced a resolution calling on the Tea Party movement to "condemn extremist elements," I wondered what possible good it would do. How might it help liberals who felt frustrated, increasingly, that their attacks on "racism" in the new conservative movement were never taken seriously?

The resolution didn't do much for the NAACP, but it did plenty for liberals. Three weeks later, after the Shirley Sherrod mess, and after the implosion of Mark Williams, spokesman for the Sacramento-based Tea Party Express, conservatives are still bristling at the charge of Tea Party "racism." On Wednesday morning, Williams' old organization organized a two-and-a-half-hour event at the National Press Club in order to rebut the charge the best way it knew how-with a chorus line of black conservatives attacking anyone who dared call the Tea Party racist.
Link (new window)
 
Boe
2011-02-03 05:46:43 PM  

ColSanders: We have both kinds: white people and old white people!


Teh Tea Party can haz diversutee!
 
2011-02-03 05:46:48 PM  

tonguedepressor: N. A. Coffey: tonguedepressor: Like I said, I don't try to not be racist.

What a life. I'd shoot myself.

/sux to be U

Sux to be me? Not really, realization of certain sociological certainties can be cathartic. I'm a self exclaimed lib and I have a semi-auto pistol and a real concern of the possibility that I may use it one day to protect those I love.

4 murders in 1.5 years in a 1 mile radius, all minority identified as suspect will lead you to some indisputable facts.


So, you're planning on killing some black people?
 
2011-02-03 05:47:46 PM  
tonguedepressor:

Like...in the church?



No, of course not! There's just as much violence to be found there.

Actually, I'm just giving you grief. I see your point.
 
2011-02-03 05:47:56 PM  

LasersHurt:

I don't actually hate the tea party.


I don't actually hate them either, I just like to post shiat on the internet sometimes. It's heels and babyfaces, just like pro-wrestling. Anyone who takes any of this seriously needs a hobby.
 
2011-02-03 05:49:06 PM  

Phil Herup: yelmrog: Ah Phil. Occasionally you just put up a real gem.



That was a pretty bad one. Thanks


I meant MOOT.


Enjoy being a pea brain, then, PhAiL.

/point, point
//laugh, laugh
 
2011-02-03 05:49:10 PM  

N. A. Coffey: tonguedepressor:

Seek help.


So, what was your ratio of *** to Caucasian folk in your lil town growing up?
 
2011-02-03 05:49:21 PM  

tonguedepressor: someonelse: tonguedepressor: 4 murders in 1.5 years in a 1 mile radius, all minority identified as suspect will lead you to some indisputable facts.

Such as?

Minorities having a higher ratio of drug and violence related crimes and convictions in my city. Providence, RI


And you think that the tone of their skin dictates this? You're not too smart.
 
2011-02-03 05:49:30 PM  

tonguedepressor: someonelse: tonguedepressor: 4 murders in 1.5 years in a 1 mile radius, all minority identified as suspect will lead you to some indisputable facts.

Such as?

Minorities having a higher ratio of drug and violence related crimes and convictions in my city. Providence, RI


Does your statistical analysis take you any deeper than that? Or has that fact alone somehow defined "minorities" in your mind? You seem to think that it's very important, so I'm trying to understand what it means to you.
 
2011-02-03 05:50:08 PM  

Committee_For_Aesthetic_Deletions: Lando Lincoln: Committee_For_Aesthetic_Deletions: Democrat National Convention.

Democratic. DEMOCRATIC. It's not that hard. Grammar is your friend. Don't be scared of it.

Yeah, I'm aware that the "D" in "DNC" stand for "Democratic". I just choose to use the noun "democrat."

Democratic is an adjective that would imply that democrats are truly interested in democracy. Since I see little evidence to support that implication, I choose that term deliberately.

I'm not scared of grammar, liberals, tea partiers, commies, bears, xenophobes, xenophiles, closet monsters, fluffy bunnies, snakes, or any of the ammendments to the Constitution.

/So there.
//Nice to see that the trollable are still. . . trollable.


So instead you've selected a term that means "one who practices democracy". I can see you're not scared of logic, either. :)

Look, I don't think the Tea Party gives a rat's arse about tea. Most are uneducated clods who do not understand history to begin with, or they wouldn't make the absurd and easily disproven claims they keep making about the founding of this country. (This stuff is pretty well documented, after all -- none of that "twins raised by a she-wolf" nonsense.)

Clearly the Republicans aren't interested in promoting a pure republic, either.

However, the basic starting point of any CIVIL debate -- remember civil debate, a core founding principle in our country's unique form of government? -- is to address your opponent with respect.

How about we start by using the acceptable terminology for our opponents: the Republicans and the Democrats, the Republican Party and the Democratic Party, and even the various factions loosely allied as "the Tea Party". (I'm even willing to overlook the fact that I have yet to encounter any "tea party" person who wasn't a died-in-the-wool conservative, and only a handful that weren't Republicans.)
 
2011-02-03 05:50:31 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: To be clear:


Normally a person makes a statement after an introduction like that. So please, be clear. Tell us your thoughts.
 
2011-02-03 05:50:38 PM  
FOR FARK'S SAKE YOU DAMNED IDIOTS, HAVE SOME RESPECT FOR THE FLAG AND SHOW A LITTLE CLASS! STOP WEARING THE FLAG ON YOUR FAT, OLD, GROSS ASSES.

It's a dumb idea, it looks dumb and it only confirms that you have bad taste and are absolutely insane.
 
2011-02-03 05:51:37 PM  

tonguedepressor: N. A. Coffey: tonguedepressor:

Seek help.

So, what was your ratio of *** to Caucasian folk in your lil town growing up?



None. Zero. Zilch. This is SE Kentucky. A Job Corp opened up after a while, but most people around still were unaware.
 
2011-02-03 05:52:32 PM  

Mugato: Holy shiat, the Architect of the Matrix is there!


i.imgur.com

That was my first clue as to the true significance of this conference.
 
2011-02-03 05:52:54 PM  

Erebus1954: This old fat guy curiously absent.


Yikes. That's about the worst photoshop job I've seen that wasn't done that way on purpose. They could have at least not airbrushed over the guys naval if they wanted people to think that was real.
 
2011-02-03 05:52:56 PM  

Big Al: tonguedepressor Quote 2011-02-03 05:10:47 PM

Like I said, I don't try to not be racist, I try to be a statistician with a viewpoint.

>>>

I for one am shocked, shocked that minorities who disproportionally suffer higher poverty rates are going to disproportionally commit more crimes.


It is easier for him not to have to think that hard. Do not make him.
 
2011-02-03 05:54:02 PM  
TFA: According to a recent Gallup poll, only 47% of Republicans have a positive view of the Tea Party movement, with 42% saying they do not like it. But the same poll also revealed that nearly 90% of Republicans want lawmakers like Paul, Lee, Bachmann, King and others to give significant weight to Tea Party ideas.

Wow, it's like Republicans don't agree, but still encourage them to speak their beliefs and take part in government.

Who knew?
 
2011-02-03 05:54:14 PM  

MorphOSX: DROxINxTHExWIND: MorphOSX: And yet, al of the people who come to these threads to air their smug, arrogant "LAWLITSATEABAGGERLAWL" script somehow have done something to earn respect?

None of us is in here biatching about not getting any. Nor are we holding ourselves up as examples of the American ideal while we fight to deny the American dream to others, under the guise that we're suddenly concerned about the national debt.

/Nor are we lobbying against our interests. But that's a whole new conversation

And precisely who are the tea partiers fighting to deny the American dream to? Last I checked, they supported stronger action against illegal immigration, not immigration in general. Also, what's wrong with questioning bottomless spending on feel-good programs and bills like the healthcare plan which did little to nothing to improve the situation in the health care industry, but rather put a bandaid on it and forced coverage for people who otherwise didn't have it (whether by choice or not)? How about spending on pork barrel programs and non-starter programs which are either so mired in red tape, defunct, or out there in left field that they did nothing to aid in rebuilding the American economy?

I'm not a fan of partisan politics by any means, but it seems to me that the more time we spend sitting here bashing the other side, the less time we spend actually understanding their point of view and finding ways that the core desires (better policies on immigration, an actual fix and overhaul to the healthcare industry, more spending where it will do good in the American economy, etc.) are actually addressed without digging us further and further into debt?

Also, some of the social programs that the Tea Partiers are against...who said it was the right/duty of the Government to do these things in the first place? Why is it the burden of the taxpayer to pay for medical care and so forth for those who contribute nothing to society?

We fark over programs like Medicare and Social Security, which people with jobs pay into for their entire lives, and then we want to turn around and dole out billions to people who have never paid into the system?

I just don't get it. Is it really easier to sit around and bash the other side and sit on your high horse and cheer on the rampant spending and use of government to force social policy than actually address the things that are wrong?


My first favorite.
 
2011-02-03 05:55:24 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: tonguedepressor: someonelse: tonguedepressor: 4 murders in 1.5 years in a 1 mile radius, all minority identified as suspect will lead you to some indisputable facts.

Such as?

Minorities having a higher ratio of drug and violence related crimes and convictions in my city. Providence, RI

And you think that the tone of their skin dictates this? You're not too smart.


No, like I said before, I think the statistics dictate this.

I've already said I try not to be racist. Now I just accept certain realities. This is really nothing more than *GASP* somebody pointing out facts re: crime and welfare and non-bilingual residents.
 
2011-02-03 05:56:07 PM  

Cup_O_Jo: Herman Cain-one of the AFRICAN AMERICAN speakers of TEA PARTY RALLIES--is RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT! >>SPREAD THE WORD!


So a farker who is on the public dole, living off the taxpayer dime without even a thought of getting a job to support themselves (and will in fact react angrily to any suggestion that they get a job to support themselves) is a tea party supporter. How surprising.
 
2011-02-03 05:56:18 PM  

stewmadness: ...

My first favorite.



It was pretty damn good, wasn't it.
 
2011-02-03 05:57:25 PM  

MorphOSX:

And yet, al of the people who come to these threads to air their smug, arrogant "LAWLITSATEABAGGERLAWL" script somehow have done something to earn respect?


There's a lot of things you can say about me, but never did I collect a shiatload of government benefits then scream "SOCIALISM!" when those poorer and younger than me got a check.

The TEA Party is 15 pounds of hypocrisy and ignorance in a five-pound bag. They've earned every shred of derision thrown their way.
 
2011-02-03 05:59:09 PM  

Phil Herup: Spartan_Manhandler: Hmm.... I wonder...



I realize the left loves to point out that complaining about socialized medicine while on Medicare seems hypocritical. It is only hypocritical to a pea brain.

The reality is that recipients of Medicare have been funding it their whole lives and are entitled to it.

Enjoy being a pea brain.


You're close -- EVERYONE has been paying for it for most of their lives. That wasn't the case when it started.

And anyway, that is how socialism works. Everyone pays in, and those who need the assistance get it. Hey wait, that's also how EVERY GOVERNMENT EVER works. We all pay taxes, and we all benefit to varying extents from things like "not being invaded", "ensuring that our meat isn't tainted", "ensuring that greedy corporations don't pollute our air without consequence", and "making sure that lawbreakers are punished".

We explicitly chose to include in the above list stuff like "provide a basic education for every child" and "provide at least a bare minimum for the elderly to live on and cover part of their medical care".

If you don't want to pitch in, find a different country.
 
2011-02-03 05:59:27 PM  

tonguedepressor: I've already said I try not to be racist. Now I just accept certain realities.


And those "realities" influence your everyday life how?
 
2011-02-03 05:59:43 PM  
Flag etiquette has a long and noble history. There's a proper way to handle, store, fold, attach, and retire a flag. There are rules about what is and is not desecration of the flag and how to dispose of it in a ceremonial burning.

If they want to bring up the founding fathers, then they should know about their Flag Code.

"The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery." (Flag Code, Section 8d)
 
2011-02-03 05:59:58 PM  

tonguedepressor: On every occasion I've had to patronize a local Price Rite Grocery store during the first two days of the month have been teeming with aforementioned hued folk that collectively, to my ears, speak all languages other than the one of the country they currently reside in.


I'm going to need more information about your area of the country before I can determine the native language. Cherokee? Sioux? Hopi? Iroquois? Chickasaw? Seminole? Creek? Help me out here.
 
2011-02-03 06:00:03 PM  

autopsybeverage: gunts


Are you unfamiliar with Roger's Profanisaurus, perchance?

"Of the larger woman, when the gut and coont become one indistinguishable bulge below the belt. A superpoond."

Link (new window)
 
2011-02-03 06:01:42 PM  
MorphOSX: And precisely who are the tea partiers fighting to deny the American dream to?

Gays and Muslims come immediately to mind.

Also, what's wrong with questioning bottomless spending on feel-good programs and bills like the healthcare plan which did little to nothing to improve the situation in the health care industry, but rather put a bandaid on it and forced coverage for people who otherwise didn't have it (whether by choice or not)?

All credibility on "fiscal responsibility" and "cut spending" is lost when they advocate increasing defense spending.

How about spending on pork barrel programs and non-starter programs which are either so mired in red tape, defunct, or out there in left field that they did nothing to aid in rebuilding the American economy?

Those are bad but they represent a very small amount of spending and will do nothing to curtail the debt or deficit.

I'm not a fan of partisan politics by any means, but it seems to me that the more time we spend sitting here bashing the other side, the less time we spend actually understanding their point of view and finding ways that the core desires (better policies on immigration, an actual fix and overhaul to the healthcare industry, more spending where it will do good in the American economy, etc.) are actually addressed without digging us further and further into debt?

So you support a group that screams about socialism, calls people traitors, is made up of a lot of people questioning the citizenship of the President, and spouts a bunch of jingoistic sound bytes?

Also, some of the social programs that the Tea Partiers are against...who said it was the right/duty of the Government to do these things in the first place? Why is it the burden of the taxpayer to pay for medical care and so forth for those who contribute nothing to society?

Then maybe the members of the Tea Party should give up those very programs they're benefitting from. To continue to use it appears as nothing more than "I got mine, fark y'all".

We fark over programs like Medicare and Social Security, which people with jobs pay into for their entire lives, and then we want to turn around and dole out billions to people who have never paid into the system?

It's a completely false assumption that people have never paid into the system.

I just don't get it. Is it really easier to sit around and bash the other side and sit on your high horse and cheer on the rampant spending and use of government to force social policy than actually address the things that are wrong?

You and they have no right to complain about social policy when the Tea Party screams about gay marriage, "terror mosques", and racial profiling.
 
2011-02-03 06:02:58 PM  
Thrag: Cup_O_Jo: Herman Cain-one of the AFRICAN AMERICAN speakers of TEA PARTY RALLIES--is RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT! >>SPREAD THE WORD!

So a farker who is on the public dole, living off the taxpayer dime without even a thought of getting a job to support themselves (and will in fact react angrily to any suggestion that they get a job to support themselves) is a tea party supporter. How surprising.


It's DIFFERENT when she does it though!
 
2011-02-03 06:03:02 PM  

tonguedepressor: I've already said I try not to be racist. Now I just accept certain realities. This is really nothing more than *GASP* somebody pointing out facts re: crime and welfare and non-bilingual residents.


There are a great deal of correlations with these things besides race. You, however, cling to race at the defining characteristic in the face of these other factors despite their relevance. This is why you're a racist. You deny the higher correlation arguments for the argument you prefer to accept.
 
2011-02-03 06:03:22 PM  

Pert: autopsybeverage:

... A superpoond."


Thanks. I just shat my pants.
 
2011-02-03 06:05:22 PM  

tonguedepressor: This is really nothing more than...non-bilingual residents.


You may be interested to know that many American citizens do not speak English, and that there are many parts of the U.S. where other languages are at a premium. Latinos have lived in the Southwest and West continuously since the 1500's. French and Kreyol have been a staple of Louisiana culture for centuries. Not to mention native Hawaiian languages and Spanish for Puerto Rico, both of which are part of the U.S.A. Perhaps you should consider learning an additional language--its often an economic advantage. Es verdad?
 
2011-02-03 06:05:23 PM  

someonelse: tonguedepressor: I've already said I try not to be racist. Now I just accept certain realities.

And those "realities" influence your everyday life how?


In regards to....? I'm still the same person I've always been. If I see somebody in trouble be they black, white, red or blue I'd still help them if I could. If somebody befriends me or I them, its because I think they're good and decent likable people regardless of what race, nat...etc.
 
2011-02-03 06:09:02 PM  

Jackpot777: I believe you're trolling. In which case, well done. Success.


To anyone concerned:

While angry rhetoric enrages trolls, they can be sprayed away with liberal application of facts, even if only for a while.
 
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