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(The Weekly Standard) NewsFlash Santorum to pull out. Gross   (weeklystandard.com) divider line 214
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2012-04-10 02:15:35 PM  
14 votes:
Hopefully, he'll announce it in spectacular Pennsylvanian fashion.

i41.tinypic.com
2012-04-10 03:45:57 PM  
8 votes:
Santorum has gained nothing by this. Romney is so far ahead that he doesn't need to pander to a Base that has no other options. He'll pick a VP of his own choosing, and I'm guessing he won't go for a Palin in the slightest. Teabaggers have a choice: vote R or vote Obama. And there's no need to pander to a bunch of pathetic sycophants with delusions of power.

And with Santorum's presidential chances, so dies the Teabagger. They must be really confused about what happened, but everybody really saw it coming: the Teabaggers really had no power to change anything that the Money didn't want changed. They're so indoctrinated with Democratic hatred that marketing to them now is like selling a bicycle to a fish: pointless. And the teabaggers are fuming because they simply don't get it, nor will they. They're useful retards and the Party itself has given them a challenge that they cannot understand: Obama or us. And these 'brave Christian Americans' will vote for a White Obama over the real one.

The Republicans have absolutely no integrity. If they wanted Romney out, they could have done so. But they have no real moral compass or values. They're just glorified footballs fans cheering for their home team, and about as smart. And the people who really control and own the Republican Party know this. Their base is dumb cattle, and the base doesn't even know what it wants anymore. All it knows is that it's angry and is bowing to the people who keep them that way.

But fark it. Santorum is done for. He got a chance to walk away before he was laughed out. And now we get to see the Teabaggers who bought the media line about their power get the same treatment. Face it, they're all going to vote for Romney. They'll biatch, but in the end they are just stupid cattle, and they'll walk into the slaughterhouse and justify it all the way to the air hammer.
2012-04-10 02:12:25 PM  
8 votes:
Good FARKING riddance.
2012-04-10 02:21:11 PM  
7 votes:

Brandyelf: My Rush Limbaugh-listening, God-fearing, gun-toting officemate haz a sad. He just told me Santorum was the only one he thought had a good head on his shoulders. I told him there was no use frothing at the mouth, to just put it all behind him.

I told him Santorum scared the crap out of me. He told me none of them scare him as much as the current occupant of the White House.

This is why we don't talk politics at work.


Grand_Moff_Joseph: BunkoSquad: In 24 hours, the Tea Party will be claiming they supported Mitt all along.

Doubtful. They'll either continue to vote for notRomney out of spite, or just not vote at all in the primaries, hoping that depressed turnout will send a message of its own.

After a few months, the TP will realize that the party brass has thrown them under the bus for good, and they will revolt.


Ask him why. After all:

-Bin Laden and his allies are dead
-Iraq is over
-DOW is up over 100%
-Unemployment is down almost 1% in less than four years
-Oil production is at all-time highs
-Deportations and raids against employers are at new highs
-The military is no longer firing its best language translators because they are gay
-He can carry his gun more places today than he could in 2008

Not sure why it's so bad for him
2012-04-10 03:41:01 PM  
6 votes:

Thunderpipes: moralpanic: Thunderpipes: Obama will win handily. He has all the black vote, most of the Latino vote, women are dumb, poor people are dumb, liberals are dumb, so he gets all of those too. Occupy, college kids, none have life experience so will vote for free stuff.


People who vote for their interest are dumb? Then what about the ones that vote against their interest (90% of those that vote Republicans).

Because short term free stuff is not really good for you, not when long term it means economic collapse. Smart people know that. Eventually, you stupid libs WILL run out of other people's money.


Why should we even care? Your farking hero Bush charged his 2 wars to our grandkids.
2012-04-10 02:17:51 PM  
6 votes:

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I'm a bit disappointed that Pennsylvania voters didn't get a second chance to obliterate him at the polls..


I think that's WHY Santorum is dropping out of the race. He knows that losing Pennsylvania would be a kick in the balls. he's crazy, not stupid.
2012-04-10 02:13:21 PM  
6 votes:
actually he's just suspending it. I'm guessing that is so he can continue taking in money.
2012-04-10 02:12:35 PM  
6 votes:
Good, I didn't want that man making decisions on what porn I could or could not have. This is America, dammit! I should have all the porn I want.
2012-04-10 04:46:22 PM  
5 votes:
HAI GUISE, GOOD DAY TO GO TO PRINTY SHOP, RITE??


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2012-04-10 03:55:04 PM  
5 votes:

Thunderpipes: Obama will win handily. He has all the black vote, most of the Latino vote, women are dumb, poor people are dumb, liberals are dumb, so he gets all of those too. Occupy, college kids, none have life experience so will vote for free stuff.

Really is the beginning of the end. 10 years we will have Greece debt to GDP ratio, and even more dumb poor people, all breeding ultra fast and making new lil Democrats. They will need more and more free stuff, so Democrats will borrow more and more to buy their votes and enrich themselves.


Conservatives are almost universally weak-minded. The world is black and white to them, and they're highly suggestible by their own party. If you don't support a war president, then you hate the troops (unless the president is a Democrap/Black). Muslims are bad. Someone who has Hussein in his name is just like Saddam Hussein. Frenchies are bad. If you're not with us, you're agin us. Liberals are bad. You either believe that the Earth was created in its present form in six days 6000 years ago or else you hate Jesus and families and puppies and the Good Ol' U.S. of A.

Are there some stupid libs? Sure. But it's nothing compared to the army of know-nothings on your side. Elitist? If elitist means "not the dumbest motherfarker in the room," sure, I'll be elitist.
2012-04-10 02:14:58 PM  
5 votes:
didn't want to lose his home state, i guess...
2012-04-10 02:20:46 PM  
4 votes:

make me some tea: Weaver95: the freepers are screaming like a pack of Nazgul right now.

Holy hell, they really seem to hate Romney as much as they hate Obama. A lot of em are gonna sit this one out from the looks of it.


they'll knuckle under and vote Romney, you wait and see.
2012-04-10 02:17:19 PM  
4 votes:
My Rush Limbaugh-listening, God-fearing, gun-toting officemate haz a sad. He just told me Santorum was the only one he thought had a good head on his shoulders. I told him there was no use frothing at the mouth, to just put it all behind him.

I told him Santorum scared the crap out of me. He told me none of them scare him as much as the current occupant of the White House.

This is why we don't talk politics at work.
2012-04-10 02:16:29 PM  
4 votes:
i219.photobucket.com
2012-04-10 02:13:51 PM  
4 votes:
It was as if millions of social conservative voices cried out, and were suddenly silenced.
2012-04-10 02:13:32 PM  
4 votes:
In other news, Southern states to revisit secession from the Union.
2012-04-10 02:13:17 PM  
4 votes:
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"KAPLAH, BREEDER BIATCHES!!!"
2012-04-10 02:12:53 PM  
4 votes:
Good! Now RON PAUL will finally get the recognition he deserves!
2012-04-10 05:10:57 PM  
3 votes:
Maybe God was trying to tell you something Rick...

lh3.googleusercontent.com
2012-04-10 05:09:12 PM  
3 votes:

hdhale: Keizer_Ghidorah: Thunderpipes: How do any of you libs honestly think we will ever bring the US debt under control? Once we hit the 20 + trillion mark in less than a decade, what then?

Where do you think the revenue could possibly come from to pay that down? Do you understand interest?

What about at the 40 trillion mark? 100 trillion? Will you raise tax rates on millionaires to 70%? That will bring in a few billion dollars in the short term. Tax businesses at 50%? That will cause massive contraction. How the hell do you intend to pay for all your free crap?

If we don't control it now, we are screwed. You can't do that by handing people free stuff and expecting them not to pay taxes. Obama's "Buffet" rule? Will get him a lot of votes. Will get the country about 4.7 billion a year. Absolutely goddamn nothing compared to our deficit. Successful people breed much more slowly. Dumb people breed like rabbits. You are a liar if you don't think that means less tax revenue, more welfare, and more Democratic voters to continue the cycle.

I'm sorry, but your class warfare fantasies and loathing of anyone who isn't rich and powerful doesn't help your "point".

Obama dumped a crapload of programs on the table when he came into office claiming they were to assist people during a down economy and to jump start the recovery. At best the efforts were D/D+ (some would say F) and the economy is still mostly stagnant, and in some parts of the country hasn't recovered at all. But when it comes time to end the programs, because...well....we're in Challenger Deep level debt, he balks and insists that we have to raise taxes instead to continue to pay for them. Why? Because they have been so effective? Beyond that, his Democrat Party friends passed health care "reform" that was broken on arrival by his own admission and will take many years to fix, if it can be fixed at all and will cost lower and middle class people large chunks of their incomes. His defense policy appears to have ...


The fact is, neither side has anything worth backing, but at least Obama isn't trying to strip women, minorities, and homosexuals of their rights and force Christianity on the country.
2012-04-10 04:47:48 PM  
3 votes:
Okay, just to get on actual politics instead of chortling for a second here -

This is great news... for homos in North Carolina.

On May 8th a ballot initiative to place a ban on same-sex marriage in North Carolina's constitution will coincide with the NC primaries.

Opponents of the constitutional amendment have been campaigning steadily and the most recent poll shows voters have gone from a majority favouring the amendment to a majority opposing it. If Santorum supporters have no reason to show up to vote in the primary in large numbers, this gives opponents a better shot at defeating it.
2012-04-10 04:38:40 PM  
3 votes:

make me some tea: Well, I tried giving some lady sound financial advice, but she won't have any of it.

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IT'S REAL TO HER, MAN!

But that's the thing. This is why we have had this race. Not because this is a "historic election" but because folks need cash to siphon off from these things. So long as there are all these events, advertising can be sold. Campaign dollars can be used to line pockets. Books can be sold. Merch can be sold.

This whole cycle is about squeezing every dime from folks, and handing it over to folks that aren't really going to do much, save hand it over to others who won't really do much for jobs, won't actually manufacture anything but outrage, and keep the ball rolling to extract as much cash for snake oil as possible.

It is treating the Idiot Brigade as a cash crop, and nothing more.
2012-04-10 04:17:26 PM  
3 votes:
So, uh, as an aside, would Santorum be OK with me "suspending" a pregnancy, cause apparently that's an acceptable version of terminating without actually saying it. Just curious.
2012-04-10 02:57:55 PM  
3 votes:

zedster: Zion (Hebrew for penis)


No.

"Zion" is the Anglicized form of the Hebrew word "tsee-own" [tzadik-yud-vav-nun), a euphemism for Jerusalem; though really it's a placeholder for "rebuilt center of Jewry, complete with Temple." I think it's also the origin of the English word "scion".

"Zayin" (also the 7th letter of the Hebrew alphabet) is a slang term for "penis", due to the shape of the letter in modern Hebrew block print.

I've corrected this mistake before. I really hope it's not a "thing" now...
2012-04-10 02:23:11 PM  
3 votes:
With all the bozos running this year, we should have a nationwide write-in campaign for Drew Curtis.
2012-04-10 02:18:16 PM  
3 votes:
And now we get to watch Mitt Romney swing wildly to the left and try to pull off the "I was always a moderate" trick.
2012-04-10 02:14:07 PM  
3 votes:
the freepers are screaming like a pack of Nazgul right now.
2012-04-10 02:14:05 PM  
3 votes:
Blames sick daughter in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1
2012-04-10 07:44:32 PM  
2 votes:

Weaver95: there's that 'american exceptionalism' thing again. WTF man....what does that even mean?


Lenny_da_Hog: No matter how farked up we are, we're the best because we don't admit it! YAY!


netweavr: It's a non-confrontational way to say "nationalism." Various wars ruined that term for contemporary usage.


bobbette: It's the belief that America because of its history and culture is the most special and unique and country ever, and (in recent development) normal rules and standards for nations don't apply, because FREEDOM. U-S-A U-S-A


Weaver95: so...basically its craziness?


PlatinumDragon: Heh.

I just finished reading

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Guess how much any reference to AE enrages me right now?

/someone needs to write a canuck equivalent of that book

zedster: it's a run around separation of religion and state and a dog whistle.

the idea is God wanted the infallible, down home, white, puritan founding fathers (who were not religious, owned Korans and farked their slaves out of wedlock) to create a new Zion (Hebrew for penis), a shining city on the hill and light onto the nations showing the heathens the true path of being rich, white, and farking the poor


bobbette: No, it's just a right-wing strand of American nationalism divorced from any honest analysis of America's history or its international perception, and it's frequently used as a rationale for neoconservative foreign policy aims.

I have no problem with a view of America as a country with a unique political culture that valued republicanism and constitutionality, although you have to consider that concurrently with the institution of slavery and the huge concentration of economic power in very few people's hands at the time of the Revolution and assess just how free a society America originally was. I have no problem with nationalism as long as it isn't blind nationalism. I also have no real problem with the concept that America is unique, because it is. So is every other country.


extroverted_suicide: It's a term basically one step above Divine Providence. It's the belief that America is innately superior to other nations due to natural resources, political freedom, and good old 'merkan spirit. It came up a lot in my PoliSci and Sociology courses, and I thought the phrase was coined by Tocqueville. But according to wikipedia (yeah, yeah) the phrase was actually first used by Stalin (!). I find the concept disturbing and dangerous because it is inherently nationalistic and elitist.


zedster: the idea is God wanted the infallible, down home, white, puritan founding fathers (who were not religious, owned Korans and farked their slaves out of wedlock) to create a new Zion (Hebrew for penis), a shining city on the hill and light onto the nations showing the heathens the true path of being rich, white, and farking the poor


ecx.images-amazon.com
It's also part of the subtitle of the most recent book published by a certain Ph.D. in History, former Associate Professor of History (A Nation Like No Other: Why American Exceptionalism Matters, co-author Vince Haley, ©2011 Regenery Publish Company, p. ISBNs #1596982713 & #9781596982710).

Therein, this history Ph.D. and former history prof. committed errors that he himself should've considered as cause for rejecting any paper from a student who committed a similar error: in at least one case, he quoted a secondary source for an alleged Founding Fathers quote (p. 76, bulleted list item #2, footnoted as ²) that did not cite its own source for that quote.

He repeated that same error in his twenty-page Presidential Commission on Religious Freedom (A Proposed "On Day One" Executive Order of Newt Gingrich's 21st Century Contract with America) which apparently excerpts chapters from the aforementioned book, quoting that sentence on p. 8, again as bulleted list item #2. He footnotes it here as 6, and Footnote #6 on p. 18 reads as follows [word-wrap as-is]:
6 Carl Pearlston, "Is America a Christian Nation?" Connecticut Jewish Ledger,
April, 2001; available at: http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/
politics/pg0040.html (accessed April 26, 2011).
As you can see, Mr. Pearlston cites no source whatsoever. That particular website is, of course, merely reprinting his article, so the original may have had a source. So, I decided to check. Here's a link to the print-published version (California Political Review, March, 2001, pp. 24-27). Still no citation for that nor any other claim in Pearlston's article.

Now here's the real origin of the quote (well, one step removed from the actual origin):
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Page 134 of the September, 1956 issue of The American Mercury.
Note the pull-quote at the bottom, from the segregationist magazine The Virginian earlier that same year.

Here's that pull quote closer up:
www.goodasyou.org

As you can see, the only quote even alleged to actually be from Patrick Henry is the one cited from his will (and even that is spurious!). The part often quoted is from commentary about that quote written by the article writer of the The Virginian article.

Someone (so far it looks to be one Stephen C. Dawson, in or somewhat before 1988) apparently saw that pull quote in The American Mercury and somehow thought (despite the citation clearly showing which text was allegedly those actual words of Patrick Henry) that the sentence "The above quotation from the will of Patrick Henry is a notable example." were referring to the immediately preceding paragraph(s) (despite the numerous anachronisms such as "propaganda" and "religionists" used in the sense used in this quote ["propaganda" hadn't even been coined yet nor would it be for another century or so, and "religionists" had a meaning almost the 180° diametric opposite of the way it's used in this quote during Patrick Henry's time and for quite some time thereafter], not to mention that America was not yet "this great nation" at the time, nor did had it yet "afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship" to "people of other faiths" when Patrick Henry lived), not the text clearly indented and labeled as being form his will!

Interestingly enough, while David Barton (in his The Myth of Separation) and numerous others cite Dawson as their source for that quote, they all apparently misstate the title of the source! They always cite it as: "Steve C. Dawson, God's Providence in America's History (Rancho Cordova, CA. Steve C. Dawson, 1988), Vol I, p. 5.", but the actual title is "God's Providence For America."

Even Amazon.com gets it wrong as does small publisher GoRapture.com (both calling it "God's Providence To America"), despite the correct title being clearly shown on the cover on both websites:
ecx.images-amazon.com


Note that this is a rather chintzy self-published dot-matrix-printed spiral-bound book, not some professionally published book. It is apparently no longer available. I'd love to track down a copy, to see what Mr. Dawson claimed his source for that quote to be, if he did even cite his source.

Because everyone who cites it always cites it the same way, complete with a majorly altered title (unless Dawson released another version either before or after with the longer title but still in 1988), it appears that even most of those who cited it as their source were being less than honest, apparently instead having found it in some other source that cited it, and skipping citing where they actually found it − a form of plagiarism. For whoever was the first to cite it as such it may well have been an honest mistake (even though s/he should've had the physical book in hand when citing it), but the others would all have been plagiarizing that first citer, or someone else who'd him/herself plagiarized that first citer, and so on.

I've not been able to find any biography on this "Stephen C. Dawson," nor any mention of what credentials he might've had or claimed when he wrote that. But we do know from the magazine scans that he at the very least was sloppy in his research, or else some source he cited was (which would still make him sloppy, since, like Gingrich, he should not have cited a non-primary source without checking its own sources and so on until he got back to a primary source).

Of course, historical truth and accuracy doesn't stop certain people from making money by promulgating this (and many other) phoney-baloney Founding Fathers quotes.
2012-04-10 06:39:02 PM  
2 votes:

Infernalist: It's a great day to be a non-Freeper.


It's always a great day to be a non Freeper.
2012-04-10 06:10:58 PM  
2 votes:

WhyteRaven74: Methadone Girls: people actually think this? Where do you find this stuff??

FreeRepublic.com it'll send you running to 4chan for a breath of decency.


Freeperville makes /b/ look like facebook.
2012-04-10 05:48:38 PM  
2 votes:
To: sam_paine

Those in government benefit by making government bigger. Has any Pubbie ever asked for a pay cut or backed a bill for a pay cut for all of our elected officials in the HoR or the Senate?

Have the Pubbies ever done the same in regards to curtailing the powers they have granted to the same people?

I don't look at the intentions just the results.

485 posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 14:40:34 by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
---------------------------------------------------------
To: Responsibility2nd
>>But as for conservatives like me? We will NOT support a party that has betrayed us.

Oh my gosh, I've said this soooo many times throughout the years on FR and have gotten absolutely skewered by so many folks.

All throughout the Bush years, baby Bush years when we were forced to endure big government Republicans, compassionate conservatism and loss of personal liberties.

If we keep fishing from the same ol pond, were gonna keep catchin the same ol big mouth bass.

Hint hint....were fishing from a pond in Massachusetts.
486 posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 14:40:34 by servantboy777


they are some messed up people in there

it's awful to watch


...and I'm going out for a Coke Slurpee.
2012-04-10 05:46:55 PM  
2 votes:

dumbobruni: some more great Freeper gems from today:

from a poll that showed women flocking to Obama

RayBob
Just another reason to repeal sufferage. Women gave us Obozo in the first place because they bought into the whole touchy feely hope and change BS. Biggest difference between men and women is that men "think", women "feel".

Let's Roll

Not this woman. However, in 2008 I "felt" that a community organizer would be a divider. :-)

Seriously, if I thought all women would not be allowed to vote, I would give up my vote without a struggle because I trust men to do the logical and right thing WAY more than I trust most women. But we know that the left would cheat with women not being allowed to vote as they do with everything else.


It's scary that I've heard many GOP women repeat that "I shouldn't be allowed to vote" line.
2012-04-10 05:46:27 PM  
2 votes:

dumbobruni: Seriously, if I thought all women would not be allowed to vote, I would give up my vote without a struggle because I trust men to do the logical and right thing WAY more than I trust most women. But we know that the left would cheat with women not being allowed to vote as they do with everything else.


Well I wasn't planning on starting to drink early today.
2012-04-10 04:26:46 PM  
2 votes:
This thread:

i.minus.com
2012-04-10 04:21:39 PM  
2 votes:
At first I was all:
www.redstate.com
And then I was:
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2012-04-10 04:00:59 PM  
2 votes:

keylock71: So did he blame it on the Media or the Devil? Because it certainly couldn't have been his regressive, insane policy platforms...


I'll tell you EXACTLY how the Fundy Base will spin this: Fallen is Babylon. That Shyning Citye on a Hille has chosen to turn it's back on BibleGod. The one candidate who truly espoused Jesus Christian Values (even though he was a heretical Papist, but we'll pretend we didn't know that part), has been rejected and so, like Sodom before it, they shall get what they asked for. Homeland will continue it's descent into wantonness, harlotry, coveting her lovers who are hung like horses and cum like donkeys, passing their children through the fires, worshipping Mammon, Molech, and Jack.

You know the drill, folks. It's all pre-ordained by Him (God, not the Santorum).
2012-04-10 03:37:57 PM  
2 votes:

make me some tea: Oh man, now they're going on about Mitt Romney not being a citizen.

Someone posted this link: Link (new window)

LMAO


Awesome. I love how they took themselves so far down the rabbit hole with Obama that this is what they're stuck with now.
2012-04-10 03:31:15 PM  
2 votes:

Hollywood Cole: Is anyone else surprised, and or scared, at how far into the race this human-rights-denying, life invading, jack off made it?


Santorum's recent popularity stems more from who he isn't rather than who he is. The more people found out about him, the less they liked him. Nobody really wants an insane religious extremist and repressed sexual neuter in the White House, he would have been completely decimated in the general election.


i1156.photobucket.com
2012-04-10 03:24:15 PM  
2 votes:
Is anyone else surprised, and or scared, at how far into the race this human-rights-denying, life invading, jack off made it?
2012-04-10 03:18:37 PM  
2 votes:

kimwim: From Freeperville

This means either:

1) Obama wins. Or,

2) The onerous Romney wins, fouls up horribly, cements the liberal socialist agenda in Washington, captains the economy as it collapses, guaranteeing that the Democrats will rule for another 50 years, assuming the United States itself does not collapse from its top-heavy, inefficient and totalitarian government.

In both cases, the conservative Supreme Court is lost, America's status as an economic and military superpower is over, internationalism will cause massive deprivation and suffering, our Bill of Rights will be forgotten and we will be subjected to East Germany quality nanny-statism.


We probably shouldn't tell them that the fifth "conservative" justice is known as the "swing vote" on the Supreme Court and was nominated by Reagan, right? Or that America's status as a superpower has been chipped away at for more than 10 years by China and the EU? Or that the Bill of Rights is only 10 of the 27 Constitutional amendments? (I guess they just try to ignore the ones that allow the blacks and the womens to vote.) Or that East Germany was just a nanny-state for the Soviet Union and neither one exists anymore because the fredum-lovin Americans won the Cold War?

We should probably keep all that quiet, eh?

/wondering why I just wasted my time coming up with counter-arguments to a Freeperville poster
2012-04-10 03:17:10 PM  
2 votes:

Overfiend: DarnoKonrad: I really didn't think Romney could do it.

I am looking forward to Romney beating Obama in the election.

Romney has always been the Republicans best chance, and he was the most moderate of all the Republican candidates. I think he will make a pretty good president.


BS. He's just like McCain. He played the moderate until he got the nomination, then kissed up to the far-right.

Romney, if he wins, will cater to the idiots and be afraid to solve problems for fear of offending them.
2012-04-10 03:15:24 PM  
2 votes:

netweavr: coeyagi: netweavr: coeyagi: netweavr: And on a more serious note, I hope his daughter gets well soon. No one likes having a sick child.

In a related note, mark your calendar - in about 2 weeks Rick will be telling Fox News that the reason he got out was that it was too much strain on his family, particularly the special needs child he spawned much like the Palins who were too god damn old to have another farking oxygen-poaching mouth-breathing child.

And then the United Coalition of New Derpistan (GOP) will applaud him and he'll go down as some sort of retarded hero in the pantheon of derpy news.

Dude, it's a child not a parasite.

Sorry, angry at the dumbass parents. Just because your penis can still spew seed and her wizard sleeve can accept it, doesn't mean that it is a good idea to have kids in your 40s.

Every child is a gift! (if you are a rich asshole who can afford the insurance or the out-of-pocket expenses)

It's real easy to say every child is a gift, Rick, when you don't have to worry at night how you're going to care for the so-called gift, you prick.

No worries. I guess I'm just sensitive wrt people blaming children for events outside their control.


I understand. I guess I meant to say "Look, shiat happens, but you being a 'responsible' politician and father shouldn't be taking risks like having kids at your wife's age, and so the kids' fecklessness, albeit tragic, is your fault and you should take responsibility rather than just saying dumb shiat like 'God's Plan' you blightful piece of sanctimonious dog feces."
2012-04-10 03:06:06 PM  
2 votes:
i43.tinypic.com

"RALLY 'ROUND THE FAMILY....... WITH A POCKETFUL OF SHELLS!!!"

2012-04-10 02:53:08 PM  
2 votes:
I'm kinda saddened by this. I would have loved to see Santorum debate Obama.
2012-04-10 02:34:24 PM  
2 votes:
It still creeps me out that he got as far as he did (and Bachmann, too, for that matter). Does the GOP not screen these people, or do they secretly want Obama to have a second term?
2012-04-10 02:27:50 PM  
2 votes:
so now the GOP shills are going to have to reboot their brains. they have always loved Romney, they were never against him. They Love Big Brother.
2012-04-10 02:26:15 PM  
2 votes:

Muta: I want another picture of Santorum with his family but this time with his son crying while holding his Real Doll.


the santorum family looks kind of....creepy.
2012-04-10 02:18:03 PM  
2 votes:
Santorum pulls out after repeatedly coming in number two.
2012-04-10 02:17:53 PM  
2 votes:

ecl: Rev. Skarekroe: Good! Now RON PAUL will finally get the recognition he deserves!

RON PAUL!


RON PAUL!!!
2012-04-10 02:16:49 PM  
2 votes:
I'm a bit disappointed that Pennsylvania voters didn't get a second chance to obliterate him at the polls.

Ricky's next stop will, no doubt, be a "Alliance for Family and Jesus and Crying Eagle F-150 Freedom Freedom America Precious Babys Coalition" up until the point he's caught using PAC funds to arrange a trip to Master Dick's Dungeon for Human Urinal Wednesday.
2012-04-10 02:15:38 PM  
2 votes:
As a right winger, let me be the first to say "good".

Good.
2012-04-10 02:15:17 PM  
2 votes:
Let this man never be mentioned in political theater again.

/Won't be surprised if Fox News has a show with his name on it yet
2012-04-10 02:15:01 PM  
2 votes:
In 24 hours, the Tea Party will be claiming they supported Mitt all along.
2012-04-10 02:14:13 PM  
2 votes:
I liked the one about Santorum getting wiped from the ballot.
2012-04-10 02:13:59 PM  
2 votes:

Johnstarr: Good, I didn't want that man making decisions on what porn I could or could not have. This is America, dammit! I should have all the porn I want.


Except for child porn.
ecl
2012-04-10 02:13:38 PM  
2 votes:

Rev. Skarekroe: Good! Now RON PAUL will finally get the recognition he deserves!


RON PAUL!
2012-04-10 02:13:21 PM  
2 votes:
And down goes the Fascist.
2012-04-10 02:13:09 PM  
2 votes:
Damn! I just invested heavily in sweater vest futures.
2012-04-12 11:42:11 AM  
1 votes:

peterthx: Lando Lincoln: Mouser: Seriously, if the Republican and Democratic party leaderships are going to shovel the same sacks of crap, what incentive do we have to vote for either?

Because both sides may be bad, but one side is demonstrably worse.

And yet you continue to vote for Obama and the like...

[i837.photobucket.com image 298x453]


Obama's not actively trying to strip women, minorities, and homosexuals of their rights, or force the country into becoming a Christian theocracy.
2012-04-11 03:52:52 PM  
1 votes:

abb3w: COMALite J: I've not been able to find any biography on this "Stephen C. Dawson," nor any mention of what credentials he might've had or claimed when he wrote that.

It's "Steve C. Dawson" by the cover. Searching Google Books turns up a couple references to Christian home-schooling texts he's behind. An amazon blurb suggests "Steven Charles Dawson, headmaster of Providence Christian Academy, a Christian day school in Auburn, Massachusetts" − which doesn't show up on a quick web search.

Might just have been a ThD.


Thanks! Of course, I meant to type "Steve C.," not "Stephen C.".

Interesting: The citations on that quote say he's from Rancho Cordova, CA (or at least that's where "God's Povience" was published, though that's a self-published work, and there are Google references to a Steve C. Dawson who lived or lives there), but that was in 1998.

As you noted, a guy of a very similar name wrote a somewhat more professionally published book (published in 2008 from Maranatha Press, available at ChristianBooks.com and numerous similar sites as well as Amazon) called The Story of Liberty: A Study Guide, which, as the title suggests, is a homeschooling study guide (with quizzes and such) for Charles Carleton Coffin's 1879 The Story of Liberty: So You Will Comprehend What Liberty Has Cost, ...and What It Is Worth (republished 1987 by Maranatha Press). In twenty years, it's not unreasonable to expect a man to move from CA to MA, so he may well be the same man, and if he was still publishing in 2008, he may well still be alive. I'll look into it.
2012-04-11 02:45:13 PM  
1 votes:
Serious Post on Serious Thread 2012-04-11 08:55:27 AM

Kittypie070: So, when are these folks going to start claiming that Obama started the DHS...?

Is there any way one could convince the Freepers that the internet itself is a Kenyan-Muslim-Librul-Demoncrat Konspiracy?? Cause right now I feel a little dirty even having my "ones & zeros" touching their :ones & zeros". Ewwwww.


Yeah, I bet it'd be ridiculously easy.

Just need to word it correctly -- enough truthiness to make it really plausible, a heavy-handed dash of rabid hysteria, and some carefully targeted Tea Party buzzwords.

DARPA = big government, to begin with...

"they want to leave YOU to DIE during a nukular war!!1!" might be an interesting bit to add, since the Net was specifically designed to survive nuke strikes...

THEIR government, not "your government"...

And so on.
2012-04-11 12:35:18 AM  
1 votes:
To: Kazan

"Better an Obama second term with..."

No matter what follows in that sentence - that is absolute suicide and insanity! Obama will destroy this country so fast with EPA, Health & Human Services, Homeland Security, and other unaccountable czar edicts, unfunded mandates, Presidential signing orders, and new supreme court members, that Congress will be thoroughly castrated and won't know what hit them! Wise up - Obama thinks he's above the law! And NO ONE is ever going to impeach the first black president - no matter what he does! And he knows it!
He CANNOT be allowed to be re-elected... under ANY circumstances!

948 posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 21:26:34 by navydad


Um.......that's....interesting.

So, when are these folks going to start claiming that Obama started the DHS...?
2012-04-11 12:11:33 AM  
1 votes:
Wasteland 2012-04-10 11:57:06 PM

Kittypie070: [settles in chair, awestruck by the sheer crazy manifesting in FR]

It's amazing. Can't even really pick a place to begin, today.


There are 19 pages in this FR thread, very shortly to be 20 -- just save them in a separate file folder as HTM or TXT one after the other, depending on your browser, and read them at your lesiure (popsy)

Note: IE prefers TXTfiles, FF prefers HTMs.
2012-04-11 12:06:32 AM  
1 votes:
BRING BACK
freep-impact
2012-04-10 11:48:40 PM  
1 votes:
[settles in chair, awestruck by the sheer crazy manifesting in FR]
2012-04-10 11:29:08 PM  
1 votes:
tinyarena 2012-04-10 08:16:53 PM

Kittypie070:
Holy f*cking tail-eating sh*tsnake, can you BELIEVE THIS!!??


[www.superawesomewowYAYHIPPIEZ!!!!1!.com]

Take it easy there Kittypie my friend. Maybe you already know this but let me repeat. This is nothing new. Welcome to the 60s my friend. What did you think "Right Wing Reactionaries" meant. These people have been around forever. And we have fought them before and won.

Hell, G. Washington hisself, was fighting them way back when.
And Isaac Newton couldn't hardly talk to anyone in town, they'd a burned him at the stake.

So, take a deep breath, tweet your team and do something.

Or drop out. Those were the two choices then. Those are always the two choices. Either attend a rally, or get baked behind the barn. Zup2U.


Thanks :3 I was really more "are you people shiatting me??" + uncontrollable hideous laughter.

But still, doublethink that's THAT severe and that witlessly self-attacking is always disorienting.
And definitely not in a pleasantly stoned way.

I was a wee little kitten in Pampers in the early '60's so I missed a LOT of incredibly fascinating goings-on.

[offers to share virtual Coke slurpee/slushy]
2012-04-10 11:06:39 PM  
1 votes:

COMALite J: I've not been able to find any biography on this "Stephen C. Dawson," nor any mention of what credentials he might've had or claimed when he wrote that.


It's "Steve C. Dawson" by the cover. Searching Google Books turns up a couple references to Christian home-schooling texts he's behind. An amazon blurb suggests "Steven Charles Dawson, headmaster of Providence Christian Academy, a Christian day school in Auburn, Massachusetts" --- which doesn't show up on a quick web search.

Might just have been a ThD.
2012-04-10 11:06:24 PM  
1 votes:
Holy farting mudkips this thing is brain-blasting.

www.freerepublic.comwww.freerepublic.comwww.freerepublic.com
www.freerepublic.comwww.freerepublic.comwww.freerepublic.com
2012-04-10 08:56:58 PM  
1 votes:

2wolves: hubiestubert: We should think Rick for his service.

Wait, what?


Never underestimate the value of a bad example.
2012-04-10 08:26:32 PM  
1 votes:

hubiestubert: Maybe God was trying to tell you something Rick...

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American Rhetoric: Movie Speech

"Inherit the Wind" (1960)



Henry Drummond Questions Matthew Brady on the Scientific Authority of the Bible

Audio mp3 delivered by Spencer Tracy and Frederic March

Drummond: I call to the stand one of the world's foremost experts on the Bible and its teachings: Matthew Harrison Brady.

Davenport: Your Honor, this is preposterous!

Hornbeck: Brother, let us pray.

Judge: Well, it's highly unorthodox. I've never known an instance where the defense called the prosecuting attorney as a witness.

Brady: Your Honor, this entire trial is unorthodox. But if the interests of Right and Justice will be served, I would take the stand.

Davenport: But Colonel Brady --

Judge: The Court will support you if you wish to decline to testify as a witness against your own case.

Brady: Your Honor, I shall not testify against anything. I shall speak out as I have all my life on behalf of the living truth of the Holy Scriptures.

[Court officer begins to swear the witness in]

Drummond: No, no, no, no -- that won't be necessary to swear him in.

Brady: Oh, I can make affirmation. I have no objection to swearing to God.

Drummond: [chuckling] I take it you will tell the truth. Now, sir, I am right in calling upon you as an authority on the Bible, am I not?

Brady: I believe it is not boastful to say that I have studied the Bible as much as any layman. And I have tried to live according to its precepts.

Drummond: Bully for you. Now, I suppose you can quote me chapter and verse right straight through the King James version?

Brady: There are many portions of the Holy Bible that I have committed to memory.

Drummond: I don't suppose there are many portions of this book you've committed to memory -- The Origin of the Species?

Brady: I am not the least interested in the pagan hypotheses of that book.

Drummond: Never read it?

Brady: And I never will.

Drummond: Then how in perdition have you got the gall to whoop up this holy war about something that you don't know anything about? How can you be so cock sure that the body of scientific knowledge, systematized in the writings of Charles Darwin, is in any way irreconcilable with the book of Genesis?

Brady: Would you state that question again, please?

Drummond: Well, now, let me put it this way. On page 10 of The Origin of the Species, Darwin states --

Davenport: I object to this, Your Honor. Colonel Brady has been called as an authority on the Bible. Now the gentleman from Chicago is using this opportunity to read into the record scientific testimony which you, Your Honor, have previously ruled irrelevant. Now, if he's going to examine Colonel Brady on the Bible, let him stick to the Bible, the Holy Bible, and only the Bible.

Judge: You will confine your questions to the Bible.

Drummond: Alright. Forget it. We'll play in your ballpark, Colonel. Now, there, I'd like to get this part clear first. This is the book that you're an authority on, isn't it?

Brady: That is correct.

Drummond: You believe that every word written in this book should be taken literally?

Brady: Everything in the Bible should be accepted exactly as it is given there.

Drummond: Now what about this part right here, where it talks about Jonah being swallowed by the whale? You figure that really happened?

Brady: The Bible does not say "a whale." It says, "a big fish."

Drummond: As a matter of fact, it says "a great fish." But, I guess that one's pretty much the same as the other. Now, what do you think about that business?

Brady: I believe in a God who can make a whale, and who can make a man, and make both do what He pleases.

Lady in the audience: God Bless you, Matthew Harrison Brady.

Audience: Amen, amen....

Drummond: I want those "amens" in the record. Now I recollect a story about Joshua -- Joshua making the sun stand still. As an expert, do you tell me that that's as right as the Jonah business? That's a pretty neat trick.

Brady: I do not question or scoff at the miracles of the Lord, as do ye of little faith.

Drummond: Have you ever pondered what would actually happen to the earth if the sun stood still?

Brady: You can testify to that if I get you on the stand.

Drummond: If, as they say, the sun stood still, they must have had some kind of an idea that the sun moved around the earth. You think that's the way of things? Or don't you believe that the earth moves around the sun?

Brady: I have faith in the Bible.

Drummond: You don't have much faith in the solar system.

Brady: The sun stopped.

Drummond: Good! Now, if what you say actually happened -- if Joshua stopped the sun in the sky -- the earth stopped spinning on its axis, continents toppled over one another, mountains flew into space, and the earth, shriveled to a cinder, crashed into the sun. Now, how come they missed that little tidbit of news?

Brady: They missed it because it didn't happened.

Drummond: But it had to happen. It must've happened, according to natural law. Or don't you believe in natural law, Mr. Brady? Would you ban Copernicus from the classroom along with Charles Darwin? Would you pass a law throwing out all scientific knowledge since Joshua? Revelations, period?!

Brady: Natural law was born in the mind of the heavenly Father. He can change it, cancel it, use it as He pleases. It constantly amazes me that you Apostles of Science, for all your supposed wisdom, fail to grasp this simple fact.

Drummond: Now listen to this. This is Genesis 4 to 16: "And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. And Cain knew his wife." Now where the hell did she come from?

Brady: Who?

Drummond: Mrs. Cain. Cain's wife. If, in the beginning, there were just Cain and Abel, and Adam and Even, where did this extra woman come from? Did you ever stop to think about that?

Brady: No, sir. I leave the agnostics to hunt for her.

Drummond: Never bothered you?

Brady: Never bothered me.

Drummond: Never tried to find out?

Brady: No.

Drummond: You figure somebody else pulled another creation over in the next county somewhere?

Brady: The Bible satisfies me. It is enough.

Drummond: It frightens me to think of the state of learning in the world if everybody had your driving curiosity. Now, this book goes into a lot of "begats": "And Arphax'ad begat Shelah, and Shelah begat Eber" and so on and so on and so on. Now, are these pretty important people?

Brady: They are the generations of the holy men and women of the Bible.

Drummond: How'd they go about all this begattin'?

Brady: What do you mean?

Drummond: Well, I mean, did they begat in much the same way as folks get themselves begat today?

Brady: The process is about the same. I don't think your scientists have improved it any! Hahahaha....

Drummond: In other words, all of these folks were conceived and brought forth by the normal biological function known as sex. What do you think of sex, Colonel Brady?

Brady: In what spirit is this question asked?

Drummond: Well, I'm not asking you what you think of sex as a father or as a husband or even as a presidential candidate. You're up here as an expert on the Bible. What is the biblical evaluation of sex?

Brady: It is considered original sin.

Drummond: And all these holy people got themselves begat through original sin? Well, all that sinnin' make 'em any less holy?

Davenport: Your Honor, where is this leading us? What has it got to do with the State versus Bertram Cates?

Judge: Colonel Drummond, the Court must be satisfied that this line of questionin' has some bearin' on the case.

Drummond: You've ruled out all of my witnesses. You must allow me to examine the one witness you've left to me in my own way.

Brady: Your Honor, I am willing to sit here and endure Mr. Drummond's sneering and his disrespect, for he is pleading the case for the prosecution by his contempt for all that is holy.

Drummond: I object! I object! I object!!

Brady: On what grounds?! Is is possible that something is holy to the celebrated agnostic?

Drummond: Yes. The individual human mind. In a child's power to master the multiplication table, there is more sanctity than in all your shouted "amens" and "holy holies" and "hosannas." An idea is a greater monument than a cathedral. And the advance of man's knowledge is a greater miracle than all the sticks turned to snakes or the parting of the waters. But, now, are we to forgo all this progress because Mr. Brady now frightens us with a fable?! Gentlemen, progress has never been a bargain. You have to pay for it. Sometimes I think there's a man who sits behind a counter and says, "Alright, you can have a telephone, but you lose privacy and the charm of distance."

"Madam, you may vote, but at a price. You lose the right to retreat behind the powder-puff or your petticoat." "Mr., you may conquer the air, but the birds will lose their wonder and the clouds will smell of gasoline." Darwin took us forward to a hilltop from where we could look back and see the way from which we came, but for this insight, and for this knowledge, we must abandon our faith in the pleasant poetry of Genesis.

Brady: We must not abandon faith! Faith is the most important thing!

Drummond: Then why did God plaint us with the power to think?! Mr. Brady, why do you deny the one faculty of man [that] raises him above the other creatures of the earth: the power of his brain to reason? What other merit have we? The elephant is larger; the horse is swifter and stronger; the butterfly is far more beautiful; the mosquito is more prolific. Even the simple sponge is more durable. Or does a sponge think?

Brady: I don't know. I am a man, not a sponge.

Drummond: Well, do ya think a sponge thinks?

Brady: If the Lord wishes a sponge to think, it thinks!

Drummond: Do you think a man should have the same privilege as a sponge?

Brady: Of course!

Drummond: This man wishes to be accorded the same privilege as a sponge! He wishes to think!!

Brady: But your client is wrong! He is deluded! He has lost his way!

Drummond: It's sad that we don't all have your positive knowledge of what is right and wrong, Mr. Brady. How old do you think this rock is?

Brady: I am more interested in the "Rock of Ages" than I am in the age of rocks.

Drummond: Dr. Paige of Oberlin College tells me this rock is at least 10 million years old.

Brady: Well, well, Colonel Drummond, you managed to speak here some of that scientific testimony, after all.

Drummond: Look, Mr. Brady. These are the fossil remains of a marine prehistoric creature found in this very county, and which lived here millions of years ago when these very mountain ranges were submerged in water.

Brady: I know. The Bible gives a fine account of the flood. But your Professor's a little mixed up in his dates. That rock is not more than six thousand years old.

Drummond: How do ya know?

Brady: A fine biblical scholar, Bishop Usher, has determined for us the exact date and hour of the Creation. It occurred in the year 4004 B.C.

Drummond: Well, that's Bishop Usher's opinion.

Brady: It's not an opinion. It's a literal fact -- which the good Bishop arrived at through careful computation of the ages of the prophets, as set down in the Old Testament. In fact, he determined that the Lord began the Creation on the 23rd of October, 4004 B.C. at, uh, 9:00am.

Drummond: [Is] that Eastern Standard Time? Or Rocky Mountain Time? It wasn't Daylight Saving Time, was it, because the Lord didn't make the sun until the fourth day.

Brady: That is correct.

Drummond: That first day, what do you think, it was 24 hours long?

Brady: [The] Bible says it was a day.

Drummond: Well, there was no sun out. How do you know how long it was?

Brady: The Bible says it was a day!

Drummond: Well, was it a normal day, a literal day, 24 hour day?

Brady: I don't know.

Drummond: What do you think?

Brady: I do not think about things that I do not think about.

Drummond: Do you ever think about things that you do thing about?! Isn't it possible that it could have been 25 hours? There's no way to measure it; no way to tell. Could it have been 25 hours?!

Brady: It's possible.

Drummond: Then you interpret that the first day as recorded in the Book of Genesis could've been a day of indeterminate length.

Brady: I mean to state that it is not necessarily a 24 hour day.

Drummond: It could've been 30 hours, could've been a week, could've been a month, could've been a year, could've been a hundred years, or it could've been 10 million years!!

Davenport: I protest! This is not only irrelevant, immaterial -- it is illegal! I demand to know the purpose of Mr. Drummond's examination. What's he trying to do?

Brady: I'll tell you what he's trying to do. He's trying to destroy everybody's belief in the Bible and in God!

Drummond: That's not true and you know it. The Bible is a book. It's a good book. But it is not the only book.

Brady: It is the revealed Word of the Almighty God spake to the men who wrote the Bible.

Drummond: How do you know that God didn't spake to Charles Darwin?

Brady: I know because God tells me to oppose the evil teachings of that man!

Drummond: Oh, God speaks to you?

Brady: Yes!

Drummond: He tells you what is right and wrong?

Brady: Yes!

Drummond: And you act accordingly?!

Brady: Yes!!

Drummond: So, you, Matthew Harrison Brady, through oratory or legislature or whatever, you pass on God's orders to the rest of the world! Well, meet the Prophet from Nebraska! Is that the way of things?! Is that the way of things?! God tells Brady what is good! To be against Brady is to be against God!

Brady: NO!!! Each man is a free agent!!

Drummond: Then what is Bertram Cates doing in a Hillsborough jail?! Supposing Mr. Cates had the influence and the lung power to railroad through the state legislature a law saying that only Darwin could be taught in the schools!

Brady: Ridiculous! Ridiculous!! There is only one great Truth in the world!

Drummond: The gospel!! The gospel according to Brady!! God speaks to Brady, and Brady tells the world world!! Brady!!! Brady!!! Brady, Almighty!!!

Brady: The Lord, the Lord is my strength --

Drummond: Suppose that a lesser human being -- suppose a Cates or a Darwin had the audacity to think that God might whisper to him? That an un-Brady thought might still be holy. Must a man go to prison because he differs with a self-appointed prophet?! Extend the Testaments! Let us have a book of Brady! We shall hex the Pentateuch and slip you in neatly between Numbers and Deuteronomy!!

Brady: Now, now my friends! --

Drummond: The witness is excused!

Brady: -- my followers --

Drummond: The witness is excused!

Brady: All of you know -- what I said was -- what I believe -- I believe in the truth of the book of Genesis! Exodus! Leviticus! Numbers! Deuteronomy! Joshua! Judges! Ruth! 1st Samuel! 2nd Samuel! 1st Kings! 2nd Kings! Isaiah! Jeremiah! Lamentations! Ezekiel --

Judge: Court is adjourned until 10 o'clock tomorrow mornin'.

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2012-04-10 07:41:30 PM  
1 votes:

SilentStrider: WhyteRaven74: Methadone Girls: people actually think this? Where do you find this stuff??

FreeRepublic.com it'll send you running to 4chan for a breath of decency.

Freeperville makes /b/ look like facebook.


At this point, I think this sums up Fark's response to the Freep meltdown...

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2012-04-10 07:17:25 PM  
1 votes:
Oh, Thunderpipes. You're so adorable when you act like a sporkbrain. Which is always.

Guess which political party the last President to balance the budget belonged to. That would be "Democrat", since you're clearly incapable of looking it up. As for Obama- I think anyone that's not completely braindead (meaning: obviously not you) would realize that the time to pay down the debt is when the economy is GOOD. So tell me: why didn't Bush pay down the debt? Why did he, in fact, raise it by trillions? And more importantly, why didn't you care until a black guy was in office?
2012-04-10 06:42:06 PM  
1 votes:

Infernalist: For those who can, go visit Freeperland...It's sixteen levels of 'omfg' awesome right now.

You got the disillusioned Santorum fans who are howling in fury at their guy...

You got the enraged Newt fans who are trashing Santorum for not dropping out and throwing his support to Newt, and claiming it was all a conspiracy to hand the nomination to Romney..

You've got the 'omg vote romney or the ni-BONG will steal your wife!' crowd who are desperately pushing the 'hold your nose and vote romney' spiel...

And then you've got the atomic-raging crowd that are declaring a Third Party run with SOMEONE, THEY DON'T KNOW WHO, BUT SOMEONE OTHER THAN ROMNEY.

There's so much derp being flung around, at each other, at the strawmen GOP establishment and Democrats and Obama..It's a great day to be a non-Freeper.


its amazing to watch.
2012-04-10 06:39:37 PM  
1 votes:

Keizer_Ghidorah: Let's hope that it ends with a meltdown of cosmic proportions and the dissolving of the freepers.


Nah, they'll just have another of their epic purges. Which make Mao's and Stalin's purges look like games of duck duck goose.
2012-04-10 06:38:19 PM  
1 votes:

SilentStrider: Freeperville makes /b/ look like facebook.


Quoted for truthiness.
2012-04-10 06:37:39 PM  
1 votes:

Infernalist: For those who can, go visit Freeperland...It's sixteen levels of 'omfg' awesome right now.

You got the disillusioned Santorum fans who are howling in fury at their guy...

You got the enraged Newt fans who are trashing Santorum for not dropping out and throwing his support to Newt, and claiming it was all a conspiracy to hand the nomination to Romney..

You've got the 'omg vote romney or the ni-BONG will steal your wife!' crowd who are desperately pushing the 'hold your nose and vote romney' spiel...

And then you've got the atomic-raging crowd that are declaring a Third Party run with SOMEONE, THEY DON'T KNOW WHO, BUT SOMEONE OTHER THAN ROMNEY.

There's so much derp being flung around, at each other, at the strawmen GOP establishment and Democrats and Obama..It's a great day to be a non-Freeper.


Let's hope that it ends with a meltdown of cosmic proportions and the dissolving of the freepers.
2012-04-10 06:27:30 PM  
1 votes:
For those who can, go visit Freeperland...It's sixteen levels of 'omfg' awesome right now.

You got the disillusioned Santorum fans who are howling in fury at their guy...

You got the enraged Newt fans who are trashing Santorum for not dropping out and throwing his support to Newt, and claiming it was all a conspiracy to hand the nomination to Romney..

You've got the 'omg vote romney or the ni-BONG will steal your wife!' crowd who are desperately pushing the 'hold your nose and vote romney' spiel...

And then you've got the atomic-raging crowd that are declaring a Third Party run with SOMEONE, THEY DON'T KNOW WHO, BUT SOMEONE OTHER THAN ROMNEY.

There's so much derp being flung around, at each other, at the strawmen GOP establishment and Democrats and Obama..It's a great day to be a non-Freeper.
2012-04-10 06:26:32 PM  
1 votes:

bobbette: Okay, just to get on actual politics instead of chortling for a second here -

This is great news... for homos in North Carolina.

On May 8th a ballot initiative to place a ban on same-sex marriage in North Carolina's constitution will coincide with the NC primaries.

Opponents of the constitutional amendment have been campaigning steadily and the most recent poll shows voters have gone from a majority favouring the amendment to a majority opposing it. If Santorum supporters have no reason to show up to vote in the primary in large numbers, this gives opponents a better shot at defeating it.


Thank you for inorming me about that. Now I actually have a reason to send in my absentee ballot.
2012-04-10 06:07:04 PM  
1 votes:

tkwasny: NateGrey: tkwasny: If the GOP goes for deep dirt on the Obama administration, non-stop, they might win if they pick a black VP like Condi Rice or Allen West. If Romney wins it's more corporatism just like Obama. The people lose again in 2012 either way. Loss with a cannon shot to the face, or loss with a hop into a lava pit.

Both sides are bad. Vote Republican.

So now its become who you DON'T want more in the White House. Gee I'm all a-twitter about this election cycle.


It always was, or at least since the 1980s. You think Obama was the liberal that folk on the left WANTED? He was just the guy least likely to sell MORE of the country to the Kleptocrats.
2012-04-10 05:54:02 PM  
1 votes:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: BunkoSquad: In 24 hours, the Tea Party will be claiming they supported Mitt all along.

Doubtful. They'll either continue to vote for notRomney out of spite, or just not vote at all in the primaries, hoping that depressed turnout will send a message of its own.

After a few months, the TP will realize that the party brass has thrown them under the bus for good, and they will revolt.


"I think you overestimate their chances."

Specifically their chances of not being obedient little sheep when big daddy Ailes tells them to vote Republican in the general. The teabaggers are just Republican hipsters, trying to pretend to not be a part of the crowd by being a part of the other, exact same crowd.
2012-04-10 05:51:40 PM  
1 votes:

Methadone Girls: people actually think this? Where do you find this stuff??


FreeRepublic.com it'll send you running to 4chan for a breath of decency.
2012-04-10 05:44:04 PM  
1 votes:
some more great Freeper gems from today:

from a poll that showed women flocking to Obama

RayBob
Just another reason to repeal sufferage. Women gave us Obozo in the first place because they bought into the whole touchy feely hope and change BS. Biggest difference between men and women is that men "think", women "feel".

Let's Roll

Not this woman. However, in 2008 I "felt" that a community organizer would be a divider. :-)

Seriously, if I thought all women would not be allowed to vote, I would give up my vote without a struggle because I trust men to do the logical and right thing WAY more than I trust most women. But we know that the left would cheat with women not being allowed to vote as they do with everything else.
2012-04-10 05:39:24 PM  
1 votes:
To: Kazan
First we must make a stand at the covention.

We need to do so before that. There has to be a prominent, articulate conservative willing to run as a third-party candidate. The quicker that candidate gets into the race and organized, the greater percentage of the vote he or she can garner.

I doubt there is time for that, with the GOP ready to take down any conservative candidate, like they did Herman Cain & Palin, who will even be willing to enter the race.
The GOP is powerful & what they did to Palin & Cain is mind boggling!

Yes, I said the GOP, not the Rats, it was our own repub party who took them down!
465 posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 14:27:47 by blondee123 (Our country is headed for DICTATORSHIP! WAKE UP!)



Holy f*cking tail-eating sh*tsnake, can you BELIEVE THIS!!??
2012-04-10 05:36:39 PM  
1 votes:
I guess that's what happens when you run a campaign on the message "We don't need to move to the middle, we need to make the middle move to us." Well, have fun over there in the darkest recesses of the far, far right, asshole.
2012-04-10 05:35:00 PM  
1 votes:

Lenny_da_Hog: Thunderpipes: Wow. Liberals actually believe Obama will bring down the deficit.

This is why the country fails.

I understand.

The rules say when the GOP looks bad, you have to change the subject.


the weird part is that this isn't any kind of 'bad news' for the Republican party. its part and parcel of the party nomination process.
2012-04-10 05:32:22 PM  
1 votes:

Thunderpipes: Wow. Liberals actually believe Obama will bring down the deficit.

This is why the country fails.


i'm not sure what this has to do with Santorum.
2012-04-10 05:31:33 PM  
1 votes:

ZoeNekros: I will never vote for anyone who has signed the Norquist oath to never raise taxes. Not only is it bad policy, agreeing with it demonstrates a fundamental inability to think critically. I want every single one of those idiots out of congress.


He got shut down pretty hard on TDS.
(new window)
2012-04-10 05:30:27 PM  
1 votes:

tarheel07: bobbette: Okay, just to get on actual politics instead of chortling for a second here -

This is great news... for homos in North Carolina.

On May 8th a ballot initiative to place a ban on same-sex marriage in North Carolina's constitution will coincide with the NC primaries.

Opponents of the constitutional amendment have been campaigning steadily and the most recent poll shows voters have gone from a majority favouring the amendment to a majority opposing it. If Santorum supporters have no reason to show up to vote in the primary in large numbers, this gives opponents a better shot at defeating it.

Thanks for your observation. I, for one, am voting against the stupid constitutional amendment. It's vague, discriminatory, and intended to cement into the constitution the already-existing state statute establishing marriage as between a "male person" and a "female person." I'm hoping the supporters of the amendment are merely a vocal minority. Sad thing is mostly Republicans will be out at the polls on primary day since Obama is running unopposed.


Romney might be running virtually unopposed at that point, too. I'm glad to hear you're voting, bring friends!
2012-04-10 05:28:56 PM  
1 votes:

mxwjs: Overfiend: DarnoKonrad: I really didn't think Romney could do it.

I am looking forward to Romney beating Obama in the election.

Romney has always been the Republicans best chance, and he was the most moderate of all the Republican candidates. I think he will make a pretty good president.

as a centrist that leans more left than crazy right. i am working on convincing as many people to vote for romney as possible...

it's not that Obama is doing a bad job, he isn't. it is that Romney will be just fine. he pioneered state healthcare, and it will get the farking conservative babies to shut their mouths and actually do something. by the time he is elected, all the bible thumping nut jobs will not remember santorum and will think Romney is the messiah. They will think they won something and stop whining and dragging down the rest of the nation.

in 2008 i thought if we had a smart president, people would think, "cool, somebody that actually thinks" WRONG. people just put their heads further in the sand, it has been a disgusting 4 years. like spending half a decade with a two year old crying in the checkout line. it is time to just buy the two year old some candy and get this thing rolling again.

/vote for Romney. save this country from further embarrassment of idiot, cry-baby, republicans.


As another slightly left-leaning moderate, I have to say that this is a terrible idea. Even supposing Romney doesn't cave to the republican party, he is a terrible choice given the economy. The one thing he is consistent about is pushing for lower taxes for the wealthy, happy to push the extra burden on the working class.

I will never vote for anyone who has signed the Norquist oath to never raise taxes. Not only is it bad policy, agreeing with it demonstrates a fundamental inability to think critically. I want every single one of those idiots out of congress.
2012-04-10 05:28:32 PM  
1 votes:

rynthetyn: bobbette: Okay, just to get on actual politics instead of chortling for a second here -

This is great news... for homos in North Carolina.

On May 8th a ballot initiative to place a ban on same-sex marriage in North Carolina's constitution will coincide with the NC primaries.

Opponents of the constitutional amendment have been campaigning steadily and the most recent poll shows voters have gone from a majority favouring the amendment to a majority opposing it. If Santorum supporters have no reason to show up to vote in the primary in large numbers, this gives opponents a better shot at defeating it.

Wouldn't the irony be absolutely delicious if the ballot initiative goes down in defeat because Frothy Mixture dropped out?


Perhaps, but I think it has a good chance of passing after looking into the polling methodology a little more. Derp. Lesson for me to stop being lazy about opening PDFs and checking methodology before I post... The majority-opposed poll has a question that informs the voter of the consequences of the amendment (no gay marriages or civil unions/domestic partnerships legally recognized). It's far too leading a question, since the ballot question itself is deliberately vague on that score, so a lot of people in the voting booth will think it's only about gay marriage.

Another poll by PPP shows "No" leading within the margin of error, 42-41, with a similarly informed question (and 17% undecided.) Prior to being informed the majority support the initiative. Not great, although definitely showing some potential for defeating the initiative. But, I don't know how confident I could really be with these results since I don't know how PPP picked their "likely voters" sample; it might be excluding people who have not voted in a primary before, for example. Side-eye for all these pollsters...

One can only hope Republican (and conservative-leaning Democratic) voters get really, really complacent by May 8th.
2012-04-10 05:21:01 PM  
1 votes:
If Romney were to pick Santorum as the VP and win, the assassination risk would be from fellow Republicans.
2012-04-10 05:20:13 PM  
1 votes:

Brandyelf: LordJiro: Well, see, black people are just innately scary to certain groups.

I don't know if that's the case or not. The industry I work in is full of ex and retired military types who tend to be very small-government (except for DEFENSE), conservative people. I suspect it's more the Democratic stance on gay marriage, abortion rights, etc, that set him off.

I could be wrong, though.


There are few things that I despise more than Northern Virginia ex-military defense contractors who've got for-life medical coverage, and are constantly screaming bloody murder about government spending and evil socialist medical coverage.

They literally spit with rage and their faces turn beet red when you call them hypocrites.
2012-04-10 05:16:19 PM  
1 votes:

bobbette: Okay, just to get on actual politics instead of chortling for a second here -

This is great news... for homos in North Carolina.

On May 8th a ballot initiative to place a ban on same-sex marriage in North Carolina's constitution will coincide with the NC primaries.

Opponents of the constitutional amendment have been campaigning steadily and the most recent poll shows voters have gone from a majority favouring the amendment to a majority opposing it. If Santorum supporters have no reason to show up to vote in the primary in large numbers, this gives opponents a better shot at defeating it.


Thanks for your observation. I, for one, am voting against the stupid constitutional amendment. It's vague, discriminatory, and intended to cement into the constitution the already-existing state statute establishing marriage as between a "male person" and a "female person." I'm hoping the supporters of the amendment are merely a vocal minority. Sad thing is mostly Republicans will be out at the polls on primary day since Obama is running unopposed.
2012-04-10 05:07:49 PM  
1 votes:

bobbette: Okay, just to get on actual politics instead of chortling for a second here -

This is great news... for homos in North Carolina.

On May 8th a ballot initiative to place a ban on same-sex marriage in North Carolina's constitution will coincide with the NC primaries.

Opponents of the constitutional amendment have been campaigning steadily and the most recent poll shows voters have gone from a majority favouring the amendment to a majority opposing it. If Santorum supporters have no reason to show up to vote in the primary in large numbers, this gives opponents a better shot at defeating it.


Wouldn't the irony be absolutely delicious if the ballot initiative goes down in defeat because Frothy Mixture dropped out?
2012-04-10 05:05:03 PM  
1 votes:

bobbette: Okay, just to get on actual politics instead of chortling for a second here -

This is great news... for homos in North Carolina.

On May 8th a ballot initiative to place a ban on same-sex marriage in North Carolina's constitution will coincide with the NC primaries.

Opponents of the constitutional amendment have been campaigning steadily and the most recent poll shows voters have gone from a majority favouring the amendment to a majority opposing it. If Santorum supporters have no reason to show up to vote in the primary in large numbers, this gives opponents a better shot at defeating it.


I apologize this is even an issue in 2012. I live here, but wasn't born here.
2012-04-10 05:01:14 PM  
1 votes:

Ablejack: RoxtarRyan: 2wolves: Tricky Ricky let me down. He let God down. I'd be willing to bet he believes professional wrestling is a real sport.

That's true... he's said many times it was God who was calling him to run, so what, now he is telling God to fark off?

I think his family just became pillars of salt... Pillars.


Hey, maybe God told him to run for a reason.

To lose.

To prove that the ideas that he keeps touting are wrongheaded and against God's actual plan.

Jahweh's plans are inscrutable. God knew the outcome long before this moment. God knew when he ran, that he'd lose. But in the running, he'd expose a lot of bad ideas for what they were. And by not allowing Rick to win the nomination, God got his message out:

IF YOU RUN ON THIS CRAP YOU WILL LOSE!

Rick was chosen to be an example. A martyr for the greater good. We should think Rick for his service.
2012-04-10 04:54:40 PM  
1 votes:

tuxbabe: Prediction:

Romney swings to the left............takes Santorum Nikki Haley as running mate to pull the conservatives back.


FTFY(?)
2012-04-10 04:47:11 PM  
1 votes:

Lenny_da_Hog: They're breakin' out their Sunday-Go-To-Meetin' talkin'.


Best description is best. They really are having a "come to Jesus" moment. It's funnier than hell.
2012-04-10 04:46:27 PM  
1 votes:

hdhale: We don't have time to relive the 1970s. People in the Republican Party have and will debate how much better Romney is than other people, but they all agree that he's a major leap forward from the current White House occupant.


Meanwhile, the Republicans proposed exactly ZERO solutions and blocked every effort to pass Obama's agenda.

OMG! Czars! Muslim! Birth Certificate!

That's all they've offered. Nothing else except for the exact same policies that put us in the shiatter in the first place.
2012-04-10 04:46:17 PM  
1 votes:

hdhale: Obama simply hasn't earned a second term, any more than the Democratic party deserved to keep control of Congress. We don't have time to relive the 1970s. People in the Republican Party have and will debate how much better Romney is than other people, but they all agree that he's a major leap forward from the current White House occupant.


What you and your fellow Republicans were saying about spending when a lighter President was in office:


Thunderpipes
2008-11-26 02:46:22 PM

Seacop: Thunderpipes: Percentage, please, crackpot liberal moonbats, do some research, those numbers sound scary, like the deficit, but they are really modest in comparison to past situations.

Such as?

Check the deficit around WW2 and compare it to today in terms of percentage of GDP. Compare the amount of spending on defense and the mentioned projects in the article during WW2 to the percentage of today.

"Record" deficit numbers and such can be misleading.
2012-04-10 04:42:50 PM  
1 votes:

Serious Post on Serious Thread: THIS IS WHAT CONSERVATIVES ACTUALLY BELIEVE


Oh, Jesus.

They're breakin' out their Sunday-Go-To-Meetin' talkin'.

They must be pretty mad.
2012-04-10 04:41:20 PM  
1 votes:

Thunderpipes: How do any of you libs honestly think we will ever bring the US debt under control? Once we hit the 20 + trillion mark in less than a decade, what then?

Where do you think the revenue could possibly come from to pay that down? Do you understand interest?

What about at the 40 trillion mark? 100 trillion? Will you raise tax rates on millionaires to 70%? That will bring in a few billion dollars in the short term. Tax businesses at 50%? That will cause massive contraction. How the hell do you intend to pay for all your free crap?

If we don't control it now, we are screwed. You can't do that by handing people free stuff and expecting them not to pay taxes. Obama's "Buffet" rule? Will get him a lot of votes. Will get the country about 4.7 billion a year. Absolutely goddamn nothing compared to our deficit. Successful people breed much more slowly. Dumb people breed like rabbits. You are a liar if you don't think that means less tax revenue, more welfare, and more Democratic voters to continue the cycle.



4 Years Ago: ThunderDerp Defends Bailout

Thunderpipes
2008-11-26 02:23:19 PM

I am sure the dollar was worth the same amount back then too, so ya, this is real accurate Sparky. If you are going to look back in history, you should recognize our current deficit is not so bad when considered a percentage of GDP either.


Link (new window)
2012-04-10 04:40:14 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: there's that 'american exceptionalism' thing again. WTF man....what does that even mean?


It's a term basically one step above Divine Providence. It's the belief that America is innately superior to other nations due to natural resources, political freedom, and good old 'merkan spirit. It came up a lot in my PoliSci and Sociology courses, and I thought the phrase was coined by Tocqueville. But according to wikipedia (yeah, yeah) the phrase was actually first used by Stalin (!). I find the concept disturbing and dangerous because it is inherently nationalistic and elitist.
2012-04-10 04:40:01 PM  
1 votes:
Freep Post:

To: Spunky
This means either:

1) Obama wins. Or,

2) The onerous Romney wins, fouls up horribly, cements the liberal socialist agenda in Washington, captains the economy as it collapses, guaranteeing that the Democrats will rule for another 50 years, assuming the United States itself does not collapse from its top-heavy, inefficient and totalitarian government.

In both cases, the conservative Supreme Court is lost, America's status as an economic and military superpower is over, internationalism will cause massive deprivation and suffering, our Bill of Rights will be forgotten and we will be subjected to East Germany quality nanny-statism.

The parts of our economy that could succeed will be suppressed, we will have massive and unpopular social change foisted on us, ignorant and fatalistic pseudo-scientists will finally get a ruinous chance to lord it over us with fantasies like population control and MMGW, and Agenda 21 will try to force all Americans into giant metropolises on the coasts, so that the heartland will be depopulated.

The very young will either be aborted or raised in government controlled stalls like farm animals, and anyone over the age of 60 will be put down as "obsolete". Death will be king.

Our allies will fall like dominoes before assorted tyrants, and millions of innocent people will be enslaved or die.

Congratulations, Republican leaders. This is what you wanted. This is what you craved. This is what you paid for and forced. And this is why you struggled so hard against the conservatives that wanted to stop this.

You won. America lost. Hopefully America will be remembered as a place that was once great, like Atlantis, a wonderful place full of dynamic people that the oppressed people of the world could have looked at with hope, that they might someday live like that, in freedom and liberty.

And hopefully, people like you will be remembered for ruining it, both directly and in complicity with the forces of evil and despair. That your names be cursed until they are forgotten, and your offspring live as castrated chattel.

You won.


58 posted on Tue Apr 10 2012 14:44:03 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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THIS IS WHAT CONSERVATIVES ACTUALLY BELIEVE
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2012-04-10 04:36:14 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: freeperville is going nuts.


Daily Kos, for kontrast.
2012-04-10 04:29:31 PM  
1 votes:

Thunderpipes: How do any of you libs honestly think we will ever bring the US debt under control? Once we hit the 20 + trillion mark in less than a decade, what then?

Where do you think the revenue could possibly come from to pay that down? Do you understand interest?

What about at the 40 trillion mark? 100 trillion? Will you raise tax rates on millionaires to 70%? That will bring in a few billion dollars in the short term. Tax businesses at 50%? That will cause massive contraction. How the hell do you intend to pay for all your free crap?

If we don't control it now, we are screwed. You can't do that by handing people free stuff and expecting them not to pay taxes. Obama's "Buffet" rule? Will get him a lot of votes. Will get the country about 4.7 billion a year. Absolutely goddamn nothing compared to our deficit. Successful people breed much more slowly. Dumb people breed like rabbits. You are a liar if you don't think that means less tax revenue, more welfare, and more Democratic voters to continue the cycle.


Hey Republican, why didnt you ask these questions when your savior started a 1 Trillion Dollar War, 1 Trillion in Tax Cuts, Medicare Part D.

YOU HAVE NO LEG TO STAND ON.

/Vote Republican
2012-04-10 04:09:44 PM  
1 votes:

D135: Deneb81: But don't you dare call Rmoney inevitable...

RON PAUL is closing in on the win!!

/RON
\PAUL


Another 16 years of campaigning, and he might have enough delegates to win the nomination.
2012-04-10 04:06:33 PM  
1 votes:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: It will be interesting to see if Romney's poll numbers improve or not. IMO, if he's not way above 50% in a week or less, then he's in bad shape.


Santorum was much more specifically an anti-Romney vote. Gingrich was a little more mixed. About half of his supporters preferred Gingrich to Romney but would vote for Romney if Gingrich were not a choice... I guess because Gingrich is not an outsider in the same way that Santorum portrays himself to be.

Romney may gain a few points, but I expect the lion's share to go to Gingrich. Santorum and Paul are near polar opposites and Paul's already got his niche.
2012-04-10 04:06:22 PM  
1 votes:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: It will be interesting to see if Romney's poll numbers improve or not. IMO, if he's not way above 50% in a week or less, then he's in bad shape.


He's already in bad shape due to all of this fuss. If anything, the last few months have farked him over when it comes to the Moderates. How many minority and women voters do you think he's going to pick up in the next few months to offset what has already transpired? The Republicans might recover in a few years and even that's if they ditch the Teabaggers and become more liberal than the Democrats.

The Free Republic posts are hilarious. If that keeps up for two weeks, then Romney is doomed regardless. But I'm not holding out much hope for the Republicans this time around. They're counting on their voters who hold grudges for decades to simmer down in a matter of days for business-as-usual. This will not end well in the slightest, and will probably be the first of many mistakes made to November by the Republicans.
2012-04-10 04:05:20 PM  
1 votes:
ROMNEY HAS 4-CORNER
SIMULTANEOUS 4-DAY
TIME CUBE
IN ONLY 24-HOUR CAMPAIGN STOP.
4 CORNER DAYS, CUBES 4 QUAD OLIGARHY - No 1-Day Candidate.
******************
2012-04-10 04:02:27 PM  
1 votes:
What will the fundies do now? The only Christian on the ballot is the Democrat.
2012-04-10 04:02:05 PM  
1 votes:
It will be interesting to see if Romney's poll numbers improve or not. IMO, if he's not way above 50% in a week or less, then he's in bad shape.
2012-04-10 04:00:19 PM  
1 votes:
I'm surprised more Santorum supporters aren't screaming about how Santorum wasn't allowed on the ballots in a few states, or that he actually won several caucuses the media reported as a win for Mitt, or hell, any of the inconsistencies and hints of shenanigans the various state GOP orgs have been pulling to make sure Mitt always comes out on top.
2012-04-10 03:57:13 PM  
1 votes:
I'm waiting for the announcement that he didn't really want to win the Primary anyway, and was just trying to "get out the message" for the Working Man.
2012-04-10 03:55:12 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: Hagbardr: I can't wait to see all the frothing at the mouth posts from FR.

screeching like banshees right now, but it's early.


Banshees you say?

img545.imageshack.us

/Oddly enough, I see the Giant Elder Babby coming into play now.
2012-04-10 03:50:24 PM  
1 votes:
And another gem, highlighting the fact that they don't even know what they are arguing about anymore:

To: Jim Robinson

We need a Conservative political party, whether it is called Conservative Party or Tea Party or Constitution Party, I don't care.

There are so many disenfranchised GOP conservatives, and TONS of independent conservatives who have dumped the GOP over the past 20 years. If we had a unified conservative party that only had conservative cadidates and stuck to a small government platform, I swear it would out-draw the remaining RINO GOP.

For the life of me, I don't get why Obama and Hannity aren't demanding this, UNLESS they aren't genuine conservatives.

We need a conservative national politica party, now!

Are you listening, Sarah?????

75 posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 3:46:56 PM by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
2012-04-10 03:49:45 PM  
1 votes:
o.O

Reply by MUG 5 minutes ago


This does not give Romney the win. He can't win the Presidency with or without my vote, and he can't have my vote!

Judson you should be ashamed. You split the conservative vote by supporting Gingrich and convincing Tea Party supporters that Gingrich is Conservative when the evidence is overwhelming that Gingrich is a Big Government Progressive. You perpetuated the lie that Gingrich balanced the budget and cut spending when in fact he didn't cut spending and the balanced budget was an illusion created by an accounting trick.

The Tea Party is in shambles in Colorado and the Republican Establishment will be sending the next in line RINO's to Washington if they can beat the incumbent Democrats. If many of the other States are in the same position, We the People have lost the entire battle and have probably lost the war.
2012-04-10 03:48:23 PM  
1 votes:

kimwim: In both cases, the conservative Supreme Court is lost, America's status as an economic and military superpower is over, internationalism will cause massive deprivation and suffering, our Bill of Rights will be forgotten and we will be subjected to East Germany quality nanny-statism.

The parts of our economy that could succeed will be suppressed, we will have massive and unpopular social change foisted on us, ignorant and fatalistic pseudo-scientists will finally get a ruinous chance to lord it over us with fantasies like population control and MMGW, and Agenda 21 will try to force all Americans into giant metropolises on the coasts, so that the heartland will be depopulated.

The very young will either be aborted or raised in government controlled stalls like farm animals, and anyone over the age of 60 will be put down as "obsolete". Death will be king.

Our allies will fall like dominoes before assorted tyrants, and millions of innocent people will be enslaved or die.


cache.ohinternet.com
2012-04-10 03:46:40 PM  
1 votes:

make me some tea: hahahaha

Reply by sis 13 minutes ago

Katie they are similar. They both do not believe the Jesus is the SON OF GOD! And they are BOTH in bed with the Saudi's. God Help us! Rick.. you did us dirt!


I am now convinced freeper threads are just performance art. Blogging meets Joaquin Phoenix, if you will.
2012-04-10 03:44:19 PM  
1 votes:
What's worse to a Freeper:
Romney's a Mormon
Romney was governor of the People's Republic of Massachusetts
Romney lived in Mexico and his father was born in Mexico

Oh God! I've got it! Freepers hate the letter "M"
2012-04-10 03:43:40 PM  
1 votes:

Aar1012: make me some tea: Oh man, now they're going on about Mitt Romney not being a citizen.

Someone posted this link: Link (new window)

LMAO

I'm scared to click that link. Under what delusional mindset is Mitt not a US Citizen?


In the universe that his entire family converted to Mexican citizenship. It has a farking FAMILY TREE.

4.bp.blogspot.com

I'm busy trying not to laugh myself sick in the middle of the computer lab. You can't make this shiat up.
2012-04-10 03:42:30 PM  
1 votes:

Thunderpipes: Obama will win handily. He has all the black vote, most of the Latino vote, women are dumb, poor people are dumb, liberals are dumb, so he gets all of those too. Occupy, college kids, none have life experience so will vote for free stuff.


Yeah, those uppity women and minorities should keep their damn mouths shut and let the strong sexy smart white Republican men decide what's best for them. Rights? Choice? Fark that noise, God told them that it's his way or the highway.
2012-04-10 03:41:01 PM  
1 votes:

RoxtarRyan: And now, the Freepers are turning on each other:


Awwwwww yeah. Just yesterday I was wondering when their next purge would be, wasn't expecting it to be so soon.
2012-04-10 03:40:54 PM  
1 votes:

Jake Havechek: Jim Rob posts to buck up the troops (new window)


weknowmemes.com

and

That's some of the best news that Obama has had in a long time. He is now well on the way to getting reelected. I never thought that Free Republic would help to destroy the country. I was wrong.
2012-04-10 03:39:56 PM  
1 votes:

palelizard: The plus side is that guy equates his version of America with Atlantis, which made me laugh.


If nothing else Freepers do come up with some hilarious similes and metaphors.
2012-04-10 03:39:45 PM  
1 votes:
And now, the Freepers are turning on each other:

To: Jim Robinson

That's some of the best news that Obama has had in a long time. He is now well on the way to getting reelected. I never thought that Free Republic would help to destroy the country. I was wrong.

10 posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 3:32:50 PM by centurion316
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/rubs hands with anticipation
//eeeeexcelent.
2012-04-10 03:38:43 PM  
1 votes:
Now Judson is having to calm his rabble:

Reply by Judson Phillips 8 minutes ago

How about he was born in Detroit and his mama and daddy were US Ctizens.


BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA
2012-04-10 03:37:28 PM  
1 votes:

palelizard: His dad was born in Mexico. It's not really an issue.


Wanna bet? Just wait for the derpers to really get cranking once Rmoney officially wins the nomination. If a third party rises in reaction, start making popcorn and stockpiling booze.
2012-04-10 03:36:33 PM  
1 votes:
Oh man, now they're going on about Mitt Romney not being a citizen.

Someone posted this link: Link (new window)

LMAO
2012-04-10 03:36:25 PM  
1 votes:

netweavr: Vlad_the_Inaner: netweavr: Weaver95: 'shining city on the hill'.

what weird catch phrases evangelicals have...

If the city is on a hill, then it is highly-susceptible to siege tactics. Starve the residents.

Which validates the French building their base in a valley at Điện Biên Phủ?

Because those are the only two options? Your city should be built on a waterway or against a pass of some sort. You need to prevent being encircled and cut-off from resupply. Else you're just building a monument to human stupidity.


There is a tactical advantage to the higher ground. That's why military advice is rife with stuff like Sun Tzu's "Camp in high places, facing the sun. Do not climb heights in order to fight. So much for mountain warfare. "

You are arguing a strategic point, assuming that the army in the field has secure supply lines, and that the fortress has no allies. If the fortress is prepared, it should have prepared for a siege that would last long enough for allies to arrive. The enemy encampment about may be limited to what it carried with it. The people under siege may have even razed their own fields to prevent is use by the enemy. the encircling army's facilities are done quickly, and after time, things like the lack of sanitation may wear. A fortress has no intention of moving, but an invading army usually has a larger goal. If that goal is larger than just the city under siege, then it has pinned the portion of its resources investing the fortress. These are cannot be used towards the larger goal. If re-enforcements arrive for the fortress, the besiegers will be facing opposition on two fronts.

Napoleon is often quoted as saying "Ask me for anything but time". That is because time is precious in warfare, and time is exactly what sieges cost the opposition.

TLDR: The tactical advantage to higher ground is widely known. Your assumption that strategic concerns were not considered in planning a fortification is naive. But go ahead, Starve Stalingrad out, that always works.
2012-04-10 03:34:05 PM  
1 votes:
My favorite comment so far from the Freepers:

"We have to keep praying, God wouldn't leave us with these
two awful choices. They aren't choices at all!

something could happen, yes?"


Guess god hates America, or there is none, I guess.
2012-04-10 03:34:02 PM  
1 votes:

Aar1012: make me some tea: Man, you think the Freeper commenters are having a meltdown, the TPN ones are even more off the cliff.

"ROMNEY HAS SERIOUS ELIGIBILITY ISSUES THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED!!!!.

Wat?

Was a part of RomneyBot not manufactured in the US?


His dad was born in Mexico. It's not really an issue.
2012-04-10 03:33:53 PM  
1 votes:

sethstorm: We're not out of the woods - we still have the televangelists and Southern 'thumpers if Newt gets any traction. If any of you remember what Falwell, Bakker, and the like did in the 80's, that is what you will get with Newt. If you don't remember, or are too young to remember, read up on that part of history.

/Yes, I am a Romney supporter


I voted for Obama in 2008, Kerry in 2004, and Gore in 2000, but would have voted for McCain in 2008 if it hadn't been for a.) picking someone even more idiotic than Biden for VP, and b.) kicking off the campaign by giving the commencement at Liberty U.

b.) is actually what did it for me.

I mean, look, I know there'll be at least one Christian who gets offended at that, and all I can say is this: I took my wife and kids to a Baptist church on Easter Sunday, and that church makes yours look like a bunch of backsliders. Falwell was a used-car salesman, not a preacher.
2012-04-10 03:33:03 PM  
1 votes:
2012-04-10 03:27:47 PM  
1 votes:

BigBooper: I don't really spend time at Free Republic, but for those that do: When did Sarah Palin become their queen?


August 29, 2008 Link (new window)
2012-04-10 03:26:12 PM  
1 votes:
Man, you think the Freeper commenters are having a meltdown, the TPN ones are even more off the cliff.

"It is rigged guys.... Don't you know the New World Oder had it all planned.. Soros said. No difference between Romney and Obama. ! And I guess he is right!!! Why are we fighting for a corrupt GOP? I would my money back"

...

"Under no circumstances, even threat of limb or life, will I put pen to paper for romney...AKA lite. What is their problem? WE will kill this ticket....WE will bring this to bear upon every RINO, everywhere.

ROMNEY HAS SERIOUS ELIGIBILITY ISSUES THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED!!!! And, in this ELIGIBILITY battle, WE are no longer alone....the DEMS have joined the bandwagon. You think WE Conservative Birthers have been a PIA to you all, lmao? Just wait for the dems voices to be raised with OURS.

Great choice, RINO's...it spells your end."


...

Conservatives will leave the GOP. I am one of them. I will follow Newt Gingrich in voting for Romney. However, Romney has no chance to win against obama, and, as you say, the GOP will go the way of the Whig Party.
2012-04-10 03:26:09 PM  
1 votes:
I don't really spend time at Free Republic, but for those that do: When did Sarah Palin become their queen?

They REALLY want her to run as a third party candidate. I mean Jeesus, half the posts there would be obvious troll posts here.
2012-04-10 03:25:44 PM  
1 votes:

Hollywood Cole: Is anyone else surprised, and or scared, at how far into the race this human-rights-denying, life invading, jack off made it?


Yes to the second, unfortunately no to the first.
2012-04-10 03:25:23 PM  
1 votes:

Hollywood Cole: Is anyone else surprised, and or scared, at how far into the race this human-rights-denying, life invading, jack off made it?


Not really. I was actually hoping he'd last to the end.
2012-04-10 03:24:50 PM  
1 votes:
Rick Inbred just dripped out of the race.

Santorum (new window)
2012-04-10 03:23:43 PM  
1 votes:

Kibbler: 470 comments in 10 minutes? Wow.


And that's not even the most comments I can recall seeing that fast.
2012-04-10 03:23:00 PM  
1 votes:

palelizard: I wonder if that guy knows Atlantis wasn't real?


You're expecting a Freeper to read Plato?
2012-04-10 03:22:48 PM  
1 votes:

bobbette: Oh my god, Crying Girl (Sarah Maria Santorum) really is 14. She was born in 1998.

This child was 3 years old on 9/11.

Did you think she was hot? You (me too) are now a pervert. If Rick Santorum was in charge all our licenses for the sexual realm would be suspended.


How is that possible? She looks at least 18. I guess I'll have to have a seat over there.
2012-04-10 03:21:53 PM  
1 votes:

sethstorm: We're not out of the woods - we still have the televangelists and Southern 'thumpers if Newt gets any traction. If any of you remember what Falwell, Bakker, and the like did in the 80's, that is what you will get with Newt. If you don't remember, or are too young to remember, read up on that part of history.

/Yes, I am a Romney supporter


Falwell (Moral Majority) was pretty much out of it by the 80s. The reward goes to Pat Robertson and Ralph Reed for taking Falwell's mailing lists and turning them into the Christian Coalition.
2012-04-10 03:20:46 PM  
1 votes:

kimwim: bobbette: BigBooper: WOW Free Republic really IS melting down at this point.

Anyways, how can we work some Trayvon into this thread? I wanna see some heads explode!

It would be nice of you to provide some hilarious examples for those of us who cannot visit Freep during the daytime because it probably qualifies as browsing a hate site in our countries.

I did.


Here's another one.

Four more years of Obama will mean game, set, and match for the USA. His Marxist policies implemented by his Czars will transform America forever.

This is the most important election of our lifetimes. We are at the crossroads between the welfare state and liberty. The welfare state will collapse eventually and bring the nation down with it.

If Obama wins, America loses.

BOY is THAT the truth. Wake up folks - this IS the most important election of OUR ENTIRE lifetime so far. Get off that couch and DO SOMETHING for cryin out loud. Those of us in Wisconsin are trying to save our Gov. Walker from this nasty recall. Working our buns off here.

Call radio shows, write letters to the editor - short, sweet, polite and to the point. Let's do it.


I like this one: "Now Santorum will endorse the liberal Romney, the man who has been lying about his record for the last 6 months. The man Sanatorum said could not beat Barry Soreto because of RomneyCare being the blueprint for ObamaCare. If Santorum had gotten out 4 months ago, Newt Gingrich, A REAL CONSERVATIVE would have won the nomination. Now the liberal Willard Romney becomes the GOPs sacrificial lamb in Nov. So yes Virginia, money can buy the GOP nomination, but not the presidency. Karl Rove will find that out in November. Once again the average republican is being forced fed a liberal to against another liberal for president. I am sick and tired of it. Time for a third party. Your country is calling you Governor Palin."
2012-04-10 03:17:35 PM  
1 votes:

LadyBelgara: This would have worked a lot better had Santorum WON, not dropped out of the race. No, this means that we're all ready to embrace the revealed truth of Joseph Smith.

I, for one, will be immediately dropping out of school and preparing myself to love my fellow sister wives.


It says alot when the conservative cohort in this country rejects a "true" christian fundie for the "fake" christian that was branded as 'unelectable.' I mean sure, Rmoney probably won't win but that pretty much disproves the GOP's rhetoric (no surprise here)

It says alot that the US can overwhelmingly reject fundamentalism when the people trying to impose it can't even nominate one of their own.

I blame the 24hr news cycle and twitter for Santorum's rise.
2012-04-10 03:14:37 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: freeperville is going nuts.



How can you tell? They're always going nuts.

This is one of their typical headlines (just freshly copied and pasta):

The "Trayvon was murdered" scam will make Obama unelectable as the "Gangsta" In Chief
2012-04-10 03:13:22 PM  
1 votes:

illegal.tender: netweavr: kimwim: netweavr: And on a more serious note, I hope his daughter gets well soon. No one likes having a sick child.

She's not going to get well soon. Or ever. She has Trisome 18. It's a genetic disorder, extra chromosome. They don't get better.

That really sucks. I hope she gets to enjoy the time she has then.

Yeah, I don't care how much of a douchebag her father is, I wouldn't wish that on anyone.* That is a tragedy. :(

* Except perhaps Skrillex.


Skrillex already lives in perpetual hell. His music just gives us a glimpse at it.
2012-04-10 03:11:39 PM  
1 votes:
WOW Free Republic really IS melting down at this point.

Anyways, how can we work some Trayvon into this thread? I wanna see some heads explode!
2012-04-10 03:11:13 PM  
1 votes:
For everybody thinking this was 'Sudden', it's been fairly obvious since late last week when he did no ad buys in Pa at all.
2012-04-10 03:10:53 PM  
1 votes:

netweavr: coeyagi: netweavr: And on a more serious note, I hope his daughter gets well soon. No one likes having a sick child.

In a related note, mark your calendar - in about 2 weeks Rick will be telling Fox News that the reason he got out was that it was too much strain on his family, particularly the special needs child he spawned much like the Palins who were too god damn old to have another farking oxygen-poaching mouth-breathing child.

And then the United Coalition of New Derpistan (GOP) will applaud him and he'll go down as some sort of retarded hero in the pantheon of derpy news.

Dude, it's a child not a parasite.


Sorry, angry at the dumbass parents. Just because your penis can still spew seed and her wizard sleeve can accept it, doesn't mean that it is a good idea to have kids in your 40s.

Every child is a gift! (if you are a rich asshole who can afford the insurance or the out-of-pocket expenses)

It's real easy to say every child is a gift, Rick, when you don't have to worry at night how you're going to care for the so-called gift, you prick.
2012-04-10 03:08:24 PM  
1 votes:
Oh my god, Crying Girl (Sarah Maria Santorum) really is 14. She was born in 1998.

This child was 3 years old on 9/11.

Did you think she was hot? You (me too) are now a pervert. If Rick Santorum was in charge all our licenses for the sexual realm would be suspended.
2012-04-10 03:07:55 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: kid_icarus:
I dunno. I come from a family of evangelical Christians, and I think their heads all just exploded. They do NOT like Mormons. They think they're a cult, false religion, etc. I honestly don't know what they'll do now. (my dad, for example, will not vote for a Mormon).

the freepers are having a mental breakdown right now, but again - its early. by the end of the week I suspect they'll have worked their way around to accepting Romney as the opposition candidate.


It'll be a few weeks. Remember the HillaryIs44 gang? Obama was sexist and they were going to no vote or go McCain? A month later they were in the fold.

Obama will say something (anything) and they'll proclaim it the worst ever and pronounce how they'll hold their noses and vote. A few weeks after that they'll be back in the fold - whether it's the VP nod or Convention or something random, they'll be back.
2012-04-10 03:03:18 PM  
1 votes:

make me some tea: Annnd here it is, from TPN's Judson Phillips:

...

Romney is a soulless technocrat. To him, everything is a problem to be solved.


I know I'm a soulless technocrat (and probably more of one than Romney), but what do those people think you're supposed to do with problems?
2012-04-10 03:03:00 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: 'shining city on the hill'.

what weird catch phrases evangelicals have...


Reagan used that 'biblical' phrase... so by using it they get associated with both... god and Reagan (which for many 'conservatives' is the same entity).
2012-04-10 03:02:47 PM  
1 votes:

AnnoyingKidNextDoor: Depends how militant the Tea Party gets, but I can't help but wonder if he's doing this to rise up Romney's shortlist for VP. I mean who else is there for Pete's sake?


Romney/Palin!
2012-04-10 03:02:07 PM  
1 votes:

LovingTeacher: ParadisePornoTheater: Good FARKING riddance.

I am actually rather dissapointed by this. He stands up for his shiatty beliefs and those of the shiatty Republican party and I think that the more obvious and transparent the better.


Face it, his beliefs are crap, even his name means crap. I applaud his principled stance, but you know who else fought for his shiatty beliefs until he was hiding in a bunker? Rick took the high road and got out once the nation decided his beliefs are too shiatty for anything but a shiat burger like him.
2012-04-10 02:57:35 PM  
1 votes:
I think we all know this hate filled theolgian wasn't going to last. That he lasted as long as he did and garnered the support he received is just a little disconcerting in this day and age. It is the 21st Century after all.
2012-04-10 02:55:14 PM  
1 votes:
Seen splattered about on feet and legs
2012-04-10 02:55:14 PM  
1 votes:

sharkbeagle: Hyper Dictator el Presidente Obama For Life! We no longer need Congress or the Courts or elections or laws or anything but Dear Leader Barack.


Well sure. Wanting him to have a second term is totally like that. *sigh* Whatever happened to quality trolling?
2012-04-10 02:54:19 PM  
1 votes:
New Rule: Any bigot candidate that trots out "All men are created equal" in a speech has to add "except those gays" afterward.
2012-04-10 02:52:15 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: bobbette: Weaver95: there's that 'american exceptionalism' thing again. WTF man....what does that even mean?

It's the belief that America because of its history and culture is the most special and unique and country ever, and (in recent development) normal rules and standards for nations don't apply, because FREEDOM. U-S-A U-S-A

so...basically its crazyness?


No, it's just a right-wing strand of American nationalism divorced from any honest analysis of America's history or its international perception, and it's frequently used as a rationale for neoconservative foreign policy aims.

I have no problem with a view of America as a country with a unique political culture that valued republicanism and constitutionality, although you have to consider that concurrently with the institution of slavery and the huge concentration of economic power in very few people's hands at the time of the Revolution and assess just how free a society America originally was. I have no problem with nationalism as long as it isn't blind nationalism. I also have no real problem with the concept that America is unique, because it is. So is every other country.
2012-04-10 02:50:29 PM  
1 votes:

Cyberluddite: imontheinternet: That was sudden. Either he made a deal with Romney, or his campaign is spiraling into debt. Probably both.

It's more a case that he saw the handwriting on the wall and realized he was going to get waxed in his home state of Pennsylvania (again!), this time by Mittens and the millions of bucks Mittens was prepared to spend there to finish FrothyBoy off. That would kill any credibility he has as a future candidate for Prez, and FrothyBoy is delusional enough to think that he as long as he avoids that embarassment he might actually have a shot in 2016 after Mittens gets biatchslapped by Obama in November. I mean, I can see why a normal person in his shoes might think that--he's still young, and it follows the pattern that Mittens set last time of coming in second to the eventual nominee and then getting his turn 4 years later, but the problem, of course, is that nobody is going to win on a platform of banning porn, banning contraception, speaking out agains the evils of masturbation, and all the rest.


ya, but if the GOP suffers a defeat in 2012 nationwide then they will do a purity purge assuming instead of moving center they need to be TRUE CONSERVATIVESTM and might make the chances of this guy winning the nomination in 2016 possible.

Who wants to help me wire Goldwater to a generator? I suspect the RPMs will require heavy duty equipment
2012-04-10 02:48:44 PM  
1 votes:

tkwasny: If the GOP goes for deep dirt on the Obama administration, non-stop, they might win if they pick a black VP like Condi Rice or Allen West. If Romney wins it's more corporatism just like Obama. The people lose again in 2012 either way. Loss with a cannon shot to the face, or loss with a hop into a lava pit.


Allen West? Pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease. The lulz would be even more epic than with Palin, the man is batshiat, pants-on-the-head insane.
2012-04-10 02:48:21 PM  
1 votes:

tkwasny: If the GOP goes for deep dirt on the Obama administration, non-stop, they might win if they pick a black VP like Condi Rice or Allen West. If Romney wins it's more corporatism just like Obama. The people lose again in 2012 either way. Loss with a cannon shot to the face, or loss with a hop into a lava pit.


forum.ponyville.net
2012-04-10 02:48:04 PM  
1 votes:
And after much utterly pointless sound, fury, and endless torrents of verbal diarrhea from legions of leech political commentators, Phase One of the farce is complete. Now, the even more intense and even more meaningless Phase Two begins. When Phase Two is complete, we will know which bland, middle-of-the-road corporate spokesman will lie to us for for the next four years. It's an epochal day.
2012-04-10 02:47:51 PM  
1 votes:

tkwasny: If the GOP goes for deep dirt on the Obama administration, non-stop, they might win if they pick a black VP like Condi Rice or Allen West. If Romney wins it's more corporatism just like Obama. The people lose again in 2012 either way. Loss with a cannon shot to the face, or loss with a hop into a lava pit.


Both sides are bad. Vote Republican.
2012-04-10 02:47:46 PM  
1 votes:

LegacyDL: BunkoSquad: So how many candidates that God told to run for President have fallen on their faces now?

Well what do you expect when their God has dick like tendencies.


yeah when you ponder the big questions of the universe it always boils down to God is a jerk.
2012-04-10 02:44:53 PM  
1 votes:

kid_icarus: They think they're a cult, false religion, etc.


All religions are cults. So at least they're not wrong in that regard...
2012-04-10 02:41:03 PM  
1 votes:

bobbette: Weaver95: there's that 'american exceptionalism' thing again. WTF man....what does that even mean?

It's the belief that America because of its history and culture is the most special and unique and country ever, and (in recent development) normal rules and standards for nations don't apply, because FREEDOM. U-S-A U-S-A


Heh.

I just finished reading Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Guess how much any reference to AE enrages me right now?

/someone needs to write a canuck equivalent of that book
2012-04-10 02:40:29 PM  
1 votes:
I'm honestly sorry to hear that his daughter is sick, and sincerely hope for a speedy recovery. But damn, did this country just dodge a bullet.
2012-04-10 02:39:04 PM  
1 votes:

meat0918: make me some tea: Weaver95: the freepers are screaming like a pack of Nazgul right now.

Holy hell, they really seem to hate Romney as much as they hate Obama. A lot of em are gonna sit this one out from the looks of it.

Romney is a Massachusetts Republican, which is a Blue Dog Democrat in many Republican strongholds.

That, and Mormon is just about as much an "other" as "Kenyan".


doesn't matter. the GOP rank and file will STFU, wipe their brains clean and vote for Romney. they'll forget they voted against Romney, they'll do what the party orders them to do.
2012-04-10 02:37:56 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: 'shining city on the hill'.

what weird catch phrases evangelicals have...


If the city is on a hill, then it is highly-susceptible to siege tactics. Starve the residents.
2012-04-10 02:37:21 PM  
1 votes:
I guess he just didn't pray to god hard enough to get that nomination.
2012-04-10 02:36:21 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: there's that 'american exceptionalism' thing again. WTF man....what does that even mean?


It's a non-confrontational way to say "nationalism." Various wars ruined that term for contemporary usage.
2012-04-10 02:35:41 PM  
1 votes:

Loucifer: He's out!? I'm unsure of what will happen next. Quick, someone give me some statisticals!


Either the freepers quickly pretend they were for Rmoney all along, or they go batshiat and split the party voting for independents that are for Amurika.
2012-04-10 02:34:03 PM  
1 votes:
He's only doing what we all wished his dad had done.
2012-04-10 02:34:01 PM  
1 votes:
there's that 'american exceptionalism' thing again. WTF man....what does that even mean?
2012-04-10 02:33:24 PM  
1 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: EWreckedSean: Rubio is the obvious choice.

Conservative white guilt.


The end of my white guilt (new window)

so so hilarious
2012-04-10 02:31:47 PM  
1 votes:

Pappas: This is so abrupt that there HAS to be a VP nom in his future. This just smacks of a shady backroom deal.


There is no chance in hell that Mittens picks Frothy-Boy as his veep. That would kill any chance he has of getting votes from independents, let alone Dems. He will pick somelike the following:

--Chris Christie (widely [heh] viewed as a moderate even though he really isn't, able to fire off some good one-liners, can help get votes in a big state like NJ)

--Paul Ryan (name is in the news, teabagger favorite, thus far able to hide the extremist nature of his agenda behind a pretty-boy facade)

--Marco Rubio (name ends in a vowel so Mittens assume he'll draw Latino votes even though he's Cuban-American and most Latin Americans distrust and resent Cubans because of their favored status in the U.S.; teabagger favorite; should help Mittens in key swing state of Florida)

--Mitch Daniels (inoffensive boring white guy--so in other words, he speaks Mittens' language and appeals to the same demographic)
2012-04-10 02:30:50 PM  
1 votes:
The Republicans are now facing a serious "not Romney" shortage.

Is it too late to draft Palin? Perhaps Michelle Bachmann can be convinced to rejoin the circus,
2012-04-10 02:29:48 PM  
1 votes:
Good farking riddance.
2012-04-10 02:29:15 PM  
1 votes:
Santorum talking about equality for all people is comedy gold.
2012-04-10 02:27:01 PM  
1 votes:
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooo I really wanted to see the Pennsylvania meltdown.

I wonder what Mitt Romney promised Santorum to get out now.
2012-04-10 02:24:34 PM  
1 votes:
So now it's just down to Gary Johnson and Buddy Roemer?
2012-04-10 02:24:26 PM  
1 votes:
He brought up his daughter in the first 30 seconds.
2012-04-10 02:24:19 PM  
1 votes:
WTF...all the Santorum family has bobble head syndrome or something....
2012-04-10 02:23:40 PM  
1 votes:

Rick Santorum suspending his campaign to be President of the 1950's.

- pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) April 10, 2012


HA
2012-04-10 02:23:17 PM  
1 votes:
And here...we...GO!
2012-04-10 02:21:29 PM  
1 votes:
This is so abrupt that there HAS to be a VP nom in his future. This just smacks of a shady backroom deal.
2012-04-10 02:20:29 PM  
1 votes:

BunkoSquad: So how many candidates that God told to run for President have fallen on their faces now?


All of them.
2012-04-10 02:20:29 PM  
1 votes:

Cyberluddite: WTFDYW: Maybe all those Santorum For President signs littering all the yards will disappear now.

Really? Those actually exist?!? I've sure never seen one. Where in the hell do you live?


West Central Ohio. An hour or so north of Dayton. Lots and lots and lots of staunch Catholics here.

/not Catholic
//I'm like the anti CHrist on Fridays during lent.
2012-04-10 02:20:11 PM  
1 votes:
Depends how militant the Tea Party gets, but I can't help but wonder if he's doing this to rise up Romney's shortlist for VP. I mean who else is there for Pete's sake?
2012-04-10 02:20:07 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: the freepers are screaming like a pack of Nazgul right now.


Holy hell, they really seem to hate Romney as much as they hate Obama. A lot of em are gonna sit this one out from the looks of it.
2012-04-10 02:19:56 PM  
1 votes:

BunkoSquad: So how many candidates that God told to run for President have fallen on their faces now?


Well what do you expect when their God has dick like tendencies.
2012-04-10 02:18:33 PM  
1 votes:
So how many candidates that God told to run for President have fallen on their faces now?
2012-04-10 02:18:30 PM  
1 votes:
Looks like we've found something else the magic underpants protects you from.
2012-04-10 02:16:57 PM  
1 votes:
Everybody exhale.
2012-04-10 02:16:49 PM  
1 votes:

Dogberry: Blames sick daughter in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1


This, more than anything else, made me question why he was still in the race at all.
2012-04-10 02:16:36 PM  
1 votes:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Hopefully, he'll announce it in spectacular Pennsylvanian fashion.


That is some next level shiat right there.
2012-04-10 02:16:05 PM  
1 votes:

NightOwl2255: Don't expect Newt to drop out. He likes the abuse.


actually, Newt is fueled by bitter hatred. he won't drop out until the convention. not because he thinks he can win...he just wants to make the race has difficult as possible for Romney.
2012-04-10 02:15:37 PM  
1 votes:
Makes me want to go to church again.
2012-04-10 02:15:29 PM  
1 votes:
Boo! I wanted his embarassment of social conservatives to continue all the way to Tampa.
2012-04-10 02:15:20 PM  
1 votes:
Making America safe for cream pie no holes barred gang bang videos.
2012-04-10 02:15:10 PM  
1 votes:
Bye bye shiddy man
2012-04-10 02:14:39 PM  
1 votes:
Santorum drops out after coming out on bottom.
2012-04-10 02:13:59 PM  
1 votes:
www.sable-pro.net
2012-04-10 02:13:49 PM  
1 votes:
He's as broke as a busted condom. It happens.
2012-04-10 02:13:41 PM  
1 votes:
Is he suspending it to deal with the economic crisis? That usually works.
2012-04-10 02:12:44 PM  
1 votes:
Yeah, let this be the end of these hackneyed jokes, verily.
2012-04-10 02:12:37 PM  
1 votes:
Clean up aisle everywhere.
2012-04-10 02:12:31 PM  
1 votes:
Santorum dropping from the... race, dropping from the race!
2012-04-10 02:12:07 PM  
1 votes:
Eww...
 
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