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(MSNBC)   "Wouldn't it be awesome though if [suspending a campaign] did mean suspending citizenship? Like if you lose a presidential primary, you're deported. Wouldn't that be awesome?"   (entertainment.msnbc.msn.com) divider line 64
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2012-05-03 01:04:26 PM
Why is it that Stewart and Colbert are the only ones coming up with the truly good ideas in today's politics?
 
2012-05-03 01:11:18 PM
In Athens, actually, they used to have a system where each year they'd vote for the LEAST desirable citizen and they were banished for years if they got enough negative votes.

It was called Ostracism and it'd be nice if we could bring it back. Santorum, I hope you hablo espanol because you are gonna be livin' la vita Mexico for the next 10 years as Canada won't have the banished thanks to a trade agreement.
 
2012-05-03 01:13:09 PM
That would certainly cut down on the number of fake candidates who join the running simply to get attention for their new books or vacation money.
 
2012-05-03 01:31:14 PM
It would be nice that if the second a politician loses all his remaining campaign funds go to a charity.
 
2012-05-03 01:34:06 PM

mrshowrules: It would be nice that if the second a politician loses all his remaining campaign funds go to a charity.


Better yet - they go to a charity representing a cause that said politician hates or has campaigned against.
 
2012-05-03 02:02:05 PM

doglover: It was called Ostracism and it'd be nice if we could bring it back.


I would suggest instead that losers for their party's nomination should have to undergo a noble quest to destroy some great entrenched foe of the county in order to win back their citizenship and the respect of their fellow citizens. Or they could take the VP slot like Hillary. Either way.
 
2012-05-03 02:15:02 PM

Somacandra: I would suggest instead that losers for their party's nomination should have to undergo a noble quest to destroy some great entrenched foe of the county in order to win back their citizenship and the respect of their fellow citizens. Or they could take the VP slot like Hillary. Either way.


Hillary is VP now? When did that happen, and why wasn't I told?
 
2012-05-03 02:15:14 PM
"Suspending the campaign does not mean suspending citizenship," Gingrich insisted.

Huh? Was someone previously suggesting it should?
 
2012-05-03 02:26:41 PM

mrshowrules: It would be nice that if the second a politician loses all his remaining campaign funds go to a charity.


What about the guys like Newt Gingrich who go into debt?
 
2012-05-03 02:32:10 PM

WI241TH: mrshowrules: It would be nice that if the second a politician loses all his remaining campaign funds go to a charity.

What about the guys like Newt Gingrich who go into debt?


He can pretend "Tiffany" is a young girl whose Make a Wish was $500,000 in jewelry.
 
2012-05-03 02:35:01 PM

WI241TH: mrshowrules: It would be nice that if the second a politician loses all his remaining campaign funds go to a charity.

What about the guys like Newt Gingrich who go into debt?


I'm sure the children at Make a Wish could do some janitorial work to pay the debt.
 
2012-05-03 02:54:33 PM
So you want to guarantee that nobody will ever run for President unless they already have an overwhelming amount of support? Fantastic, there is now no incentive to ever improve the country.
 
2012-05-03 04:18:33 PM
wouldnt it be awesome if jimmy kimmel, jay leno's true heir, would stop trying to tell jokes?
 
2012-05-03 04:19:29 PM

Somacandra: doglover: It was called Ostracism and it'd be nice if we could bring it back.

I would suggest instead that losers for their party's nomination should have to undergo a noble quest to destroy some great entrenched foe of the county in order to win back their citizenship and the respect of their fellow citizens. Or they could take the VP slot like Hillary. Either way.


So something similar to the Long Walk?
 
2012-05-03 04:27:21 PM

WI241TH: mrshowrules: It would be nice that if the second a politician loses all his remaining campaign funds go to a charity.

What about the guys like Newt Gingrich who go into debt?


They have to work at the DMV until they pay it off.
 
2012-05-03 04:28:59 PM

doglover: In Athens, actually, they used to have a system where each year they'd vote for the LEAST desirable citizen and they were banished for years if they got enough negative votes.

It was called Ostracism and it'd be nice if we could bring it back. Santorum, I hope you hablo espanol because you are gonna be livin' la vita Mexico for the next 10 years as Canada won't have the banished thanks to a trade agreement.


Shirley Jackson smiles from the beyond.
 
2012-05-03 04:30:11 PM
Let's tie how ell they did in the primaries towhere they get deported to.

Santorum would get Canada.

Newt would get Chile

RON PAUL would get NIGER

Herman Cain would get Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan.

Rick Perry would be left in a row boat in the middle of the Atlantic.
 
2012-05-03 04:30:24 PM

GAT_00: So you want to guarantee that nobody will ever run for President unless they already have an overwhelming amount of support? Fantastic, there is now no incentive to ever improve the country.


Pssst. It was only a joke.
 
2012-05-03 04:32:08 PM
Hmm. Back in Ancient Ireland, if you made a failed bid for kingship, they cut your nipples off. Maybe we could bring that back into fashion?
 
2012-05-03 04:33:49 PM
So, in the Game of Caucuses, it's "Win or Bye?"
 
2012-05-03 04:34:42 PM
If that were true we wouldn't have Hillary. Now, who would want that?
 
2012-05-03 04:36:11 PM
Is it just me or does anybody else think "The Whore-monger and the Sorcerer" would make a really good TV series?

I'd watch that.

/K, maybe just me there.
 
2012-05-03 04:36:38 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: Let's tie how ell they did in the primaries towhere they get deported to.

Santorum would get Canada.

Newt would get Chile

RON PAUL would get NIGER

Herman Cain would get Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan.

Rick Perry would be left in TEXAS .


/ftfy
 
2012-05-03 04:37:48 PM
I'd support it if it meant you got sent to Newt's moon base, and you had to take your wife.
 
2012-05-03 04:41:16 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: Let's tie how ell they did in the primaries towhere they get deported to.

Santorum would get Canada.


Gonna stop you there right there.

As a Canadian I'd like to point out that we have a special No Santorum Clause built into Nafta.

Mexico didn't google Santorum before signing so they're shiat out of luck, so to speak, not Canada.

Doglover already pointed this out in the second post ITT but it doesn't hurt to repeat the information.

Santorum in my snowbank?

[donotwant.jpg]
 
2012-05-03 04:42:33 PM

quatchi: Philip Francis Queeg: Let's tie how ell they did in the primaries towhere they get deported to.

Santorum would get Canada.

Gonna stop you there right there.

As a Canadian I'd like to point out that we have a special No Santorum Clause built into Nafta.

Mexico didn't google Santorum before signing so they're shiat out of luck, so to speak, not Canada.

Doglover already pointed this out in the second post ITT but it doesn't hurt to repeat the information.

Santorum in my snowbank?

[donotwant.jpg]


We could give you Newt.
 
2012-05-03 04:43:50 PM
Wouldn't it be awesome if we deported people who think up stupid hypotheticals?
 
2012-05-03 04:44:38 PM

Quasar: Huh? Was someone previously suggesting it should?


That's exactly wtf i'm wondering.
 
2012-05-03 04:49:57 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: Newt would get Chile


Newt would get deported to the moon.
 
2012-05-03 04:51:24 PM

quatchi: Is it just me or does anybody else think "The Whore-monger and the Sorcerer" would make a really good TV series?

I'd watch that.

/K, maybe just me there.


First thing I said when I saw that bit. I don't even care what the concept would be, I'm on board.

/do it HBO
 
2012-05-03 04:53:38 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: Santorum would get Canada.


I wouldn't do that to Canada.
 
2012-05-03 04:56:11 PM

HeartBurnKid: Philip Francis Queeg: Santorum would get Canada.

I wouldn't do that to Canada.


But the sweater vest would make him blend in.
 
2012-05-03 04:59:38 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: quatchi: Philip Francis Queeg: Let's tie how ell they did in the primaries towhere they get deported to.

Santorum would get Canada.

Gonna stop you there right there.

As a Canadian I'd like to point out that we have a special No Santorum Clause built into Nafta.

Mexico didn't google Santorum before signing so they're shiat out of luck, so to speak, not Canada.

Doglover already pointed this out in the second post ITT but it doesn't hurt to repeat the information.

Santorum in my snowbank?

[donotwant.jpg]

We could give you Newt.


You're just being mean now!
 
2012-05-03 05:07:26 PM

FormlessOne: So, in the Game of Caucuses, it's "Win or Bye?"


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2012-05-03 05:10:00 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Why is it that Stewart and Colbert are the only ones coming up with the truly good ideas in today's politics?


I think it's fairly obvious that there's something wrong with American politics.

Much of the rest of the world seems to realize it.
 
2012-05-03 05:22:45 PM
How about we get some decent candidates, rather than scraping the bottom of the proverbial barrel when there is an incumbent president to challenge?

Oh... Right. No one that actually has a shot at winning the general where there is no incumbent wants to shoot their load against an incumbent, who statistically wins re-election most of the time.
 
2012-05-03 05:28:52 PM

quatchi: Philip Francis Queeg: quatchi: Philip Francis Queeg: Let's tie how ell they did in the primaries towhere they get deported to.

Santorum would get Canada.

Gonna stop you there right there.

As a Canadian I'd like to point out that we have a special No Santorum Clause built into Nafta.

Mexico didn't google Santorum before signing so they're shiat out of luck, so to speak, not Canada.

Doglover already pointed this out in the second post ITT but it doesn't hurt to repeat the information.

Santorum in my snowbank?

[donotwant.jpg]

We could give you Newt.

You're just being mean now!


Actually, that's pretty practical. Think about how much heating oil you could get out of that fat fark.
 
2012-05-03 05:30:19 PM

blackminded: /do it HBO


Agreed. Do EET! Oh man, the zany hijinks and bewbs that would ensue!
 
2012-05-03 05:37:02 PM

meat0918: Oh... Right. No one that actually has a shot at winning the general where there is no incumbent wants to shoot their load against an incumbent, who statistically wins re-election most of the time.


English version, please? I tried google translate, but it told me to fark off.
 
2012-05-03 05:38:14 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: mrshowrules: It would be nice that if the second a politician loses all his remaining campaign funds go to a charity.

Better yet - they go to a charity representing a cause that said politician hates or has campaigned against.


I've thought the charity thing was a good idea. Has to be a REAL charity though, not some SuperPAC-manipulate-the-system bullshiat.

What floors me is that it's GINGRICH who came up with this citizenship statement, not Colbert, Kimmel or Stewart, but Gingrich. WTF was he smoking?

""Suspending the campaign does not mean suspending citizenship," Gingrich insisted."
 
2012-05-03 05:39:16 PM
Choose 100 citizens at random to be entered into a massive Hunger Games/Battle Royale style free-for-all. The winner becomes President for the next 4 years. Wash, rinse repeat.

Couldn't be worse than the current system.
 
2012-05-03 05:39:42 PM
It would be more awesome if they would deport the refugees that break the law within so many years of coming to the United States.
Case in point:
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2012-05-03 05:41:36 PM

Spaced Lion: Actually, that's pretty practical. Think about how much heating oil you could get out of that fat fark.


Actually, I'm far more worried that Callista, simply upon setting foot in the GWN, would discover her true role in life as Dark Queen of the Snowy Owls and she would call out with special psionic owl powers (kinda like Aquaman) and summon a vast horde of sharp taloned and wicked beaked nocturnal hunters together.

Callista the Reborn would then, drunk on her newfound power, unleash the screeching mass of winged death upon an unsuspecting population wrecking horrible devastation and death.

The rivers would run red with blood, the people who survived would huddle together in small groups caves around pitiful fires and ask themselves over and over again... "Why, God, why?"

Not risking that.

No siree, Bub!

/Besides even if we did get all the oil of the fat fark we'd just end up sticking it in a pipeline and sending it back to yas.
 
2012-05-03 05:43:11 PM

quatchi: The rivers would run red with blood, the people who survived would huddle together in small groups caves around pitiful fires and ask themselves over and over again... "Why, God, why?"


Would this actually be a noticeable difference from normal Canadian life?
 
2012-05-03 05:45:02 PM
I'd be happy if they just made all political positions single term, and once you've been elected once, you can never run again. For anything.

I would have no problem extending the never-again clause to simply running for office as well.
 
2012-05-03 05:47:29 PM

speciaal: meat0918: Oh... Right. No one that actually has a shot at winning the general where there is no incumbent wants to shoot their load against an incumbent, who statistically wins re-election most of the time.

English version, please? I tried google translate, but it told me to fark off.


Incumbents nearly always have an advantage in an election.

This year, a lot of much better Republicans are supposedly sitting on the sidelines until 2016, because none of them seem to want to risk losing to the incumbent President when they stand a better chance against whoever wins the Democratic Primary in 2016. I'm sure they are also hoping the Tea Party dies down by then too.
 
2012-05-03 05:51:53 PM

speciaal: meat0918: Oh... Right. No one that actually has a shot at winning the general where there is no incumbent wants to shoot their load against an incumbent, who statistically wins re-election most of the time.

English version, please? I tried google translate, but it told me to fark off.


I think what he's saying is that these wankers can't win even when there isn't an incumbent to run against, and that the incumbent usually has a better chance of winning, so they're REALLY farked now.
 
2012-05-03 05:56:21 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: quatchi: The rivers would run red with blood, the people who survived would huddle together in small groups in caves around pitiful fires and ask themselves over and over again... "Why, God, why?"

Would this actually be a noticeable difference from normal Canadian life?


Access to supplies of Crown Royal would be cut off for one. Duh!

More realistically Canadians would prolly instinctively take our small arms and retreat to our local Tim Hortons where we would re-group and fortified by a cup of decent coffee and some Timbits we would prepare for the counter attack. It would be long and bloody but I remain firmly convinced we would be able to eventually drive Callista and her snow white minions of death back to her fowl lair where she would be vanquished once and for all by an assemblage of hockey goons led by a clone army of Hanson Brothers we've kept in top secret reserve for just such a contingency.

We are a canny and resourceful people.
 
2012-05-03 06:47:51 PM
Reading a MSNBC transcript of a Daily show bit is like hearing my dad telling me his favorite family guy joke.
 
2012-05-03 06:48:52 PM

quatchi: Philip Francis Queeg: quatchi: The rivers would run red with blood, the people who survived would huddle together in small groups in caves around pitiful fires and ask themselves over and over again... "Why, God, why?"

Would this actually be a noticeable difference from normal Canadian life?

Access to supplies of Crown Royal would be cut off for one. Duh!

More realistically Canadians would prolly instinctively take our small arms and retreat to our local Tim Hortons where we would re-group and fortified by a cup of decent coffee and some Timbits we would prepare for the counter attack. It would be long and bloody but I remain firmly convinced we would be able to eventually drive Callista and her snow white minions of death back to her fowl lair where she would be vanquished once and for all by an assemblage of hockey goons led by a clone army of Hanson Brothers we've kept in top secret reserve for just such a contingency.

We are a canny and resourceful people.


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