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2012-05-05 08:31:36 AM
jesus, it sure seems that way. i mean, seriously, what the fark? what group are they pandering to with this move?
 
2012-05-05 09:15:13 AM
I guess they think it's worth it to endanger many women to prevent the rare case of fraud. Besides, it's just women getting beat up. And if you help women that are abused, next thing you know they'll think they should be able to get healthcare and/or abortions. Sure don't want to get started down that road now, do we.

Jackholes.
 
2012-05-05 09:15:15 AM
"Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act is typically a bipartisan affair lacking in contention."

This is what I find so farking infuriating. It's unheard of for this bill to be used in political brinkmanship. Assholes.
 
2012-05-05 09:20:16 AM
The fact that these people can do this is simply...it's just...farking evil, that's all I can come up with. There's no reason for this.
 
2012-05-05 09:23:08 AM

FlashHarry: jesus, it sure seems that way. i mean, seriously, what the fark? what group are they pandering to with this move?


Pissed off dudes who've had enough of that lying b*tch and that damn lawyer taking away my children.

Its a mostly under served constituency, and a lot of these guys don't vote, but if they can just nail down about 5% more of the angry white guy in his 30s and 40s, they can show that b*tch once and for all.

Substitute "Obama" for "that b*tch" and you got it.
 
2012-05-05 09:54:44 AM

FlashHarry: jesus, it sure seems that way. i mean, seriously, what the fark? what group are they pandering to with this move?


Folks who really don't like illegal immigrants. Better that they should get beaten and abused by their spouses than come forward for protection. You know, for kids...
 
2012-05-05 10:11:30 AM
Why are you getting after these people because they want a return to the traditional family? You know, the kind where the man has all the power and the women have no rights.
 
2012-05-05 11:00:10 AM
"So, if for no other reason, rage against the machine, vote for Newt. Annoy a liberal - vote Newt. Keep this vetting process going, keep the debate going."
 
2012-05-05 11:07:11 AM
Someone should backhand that dumb broad
 
2012-05-05 11:38:10 AM
That process is managed by a specific branch of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services based in Vermont, where officials are highly trained in secrecy and in dealing with domestic violence situations. Extreme precautions are taken to assure that the victim's identity or action is not revealed to the abuser, for obvious reasons.

The Republican bill would eliminate that confidentiality and require women to go to the closest immigration office. It would allow the officer, not specifically trained in domestic violence response, to reach out to and inform the abusive partner that the alleged victim is applying for immigration status.

House Republicans say that some women have taken advantage of the confidentiality by fraudulently claiming abuse to acquire residency status. Victims who are not committing fraud, however, will now be exposed to retaliatory violence.


Wow. People are going to die because of this if the GOP gets their way.
 
2012-05-05 11:52:48 AM
The GOIP sure does hate America, and so does anyone that votes for these misogynistic assholes.
 
2012-05-05 12:18:35 PM

Fark It: That process is managed by a specific branch of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services based in Vermont, where officials are highly trained in secrecy and in dealing with domestic violence situations. Extreme precautions are taken to assure that the victim's identity or action is not revealed to the abuser, for obvious reasons.

The Republican bill would eliminate that confidentiality and require women to go to the closest immigration office. It would allow the officer, not specifically trained in domestic violence response, to reach out to and inform the abusive partner that the alleged victim is applying for immigration status.

House Republicans say that some women have taken advantage of the confidentiality by fraudulently claiming abuse to acquire residency status. Victims who are not committing fraud, however, will now be exposed to retaliatory violence.

Wow. People are going to die because of this if the GOP gets their way.


Not people, illegals. Doesn't count.
 
2012-05-05 12:28:57 PM

Fark It: House Republicans say that some women have taken advantage of the confidentiality by fraudulently claiming abuse to acquire residency status. Victims who are not committing fraud, however, will now be exposed to retaliatory violence.

Wow. People are going to die because of this if the GOP gets their way.


But some people might abuse the system, therefore no one should have it! See also: welfare.
 
2012-05-05 12:35:21 PM
this seems petty and mean.
 
2012-05-05 12:50:21 PM

Forty-Two: Fark It: House Republicans say that some women have taken advantage of the confidentiality by fraudulently claiming abuse to acquire residency status. Victims who are not committing fraud, however, will now be exposed to retaliatory violence.

Wow. People are going to die because of this if the GOP gets their way.

But some people might abuse the system, therefore no one should have it! See also: welfare.


Yeah - never mind all the rich people and corporations that actually do abuse the tax system.
 
2012-05-05 12:53:09 PM

DarwiOdrade: Forty-Two: Fark It: House Republicans say that some women have taken advantage of the confidentiality by fraudulently claiming abuse to acquire residency status. Victims who are not committing fraud, however, will now be exposed to retaliatory violence.

Wow. People are going to die because of this if the GOP gets their way.

But some people might abuse the system, therefore no one should have it! See also: welfare.

Yeah - never mind all the rich people and corporations that actually do abuse the tax system.


this has nothing to do with taxes or corporations...this is purely about manufactured outrage and spite towards vulnerable women.

I don't understand why the GOP is doing this. it makes no sense. it gains them nothing. but here we are just the same.
 
2012-05-05 12:54:30 PM
It's almost like the Republicans DON'T want to be relevant anymore.
 
2012-05-05 12:55:08 PM

Weaver95: this seems petty and mean.


Anything to get a dig in at this point.
 
2012-05-05 12:56:28 PM

Weaver95: DarwiOdrade: Forty-Two: Fark It: House Republicans say that some women have taken advantage of the confidentiality by fraudulently claiming abuse to acquire residency status. Victims who are not committing fraud, however, will now be exposed to retaliatory violence.

Wow. People are going to die because of this if the GOP gets their way.

But some people might abuse the system, therefore no one should have it! See also: welfare.

Yeah - never mind all the rich people and corporations that actually do abuse the tax system.

this has nothing to do with taxes or corporations...this is purely about manufactured outrage and spite towards vulnerable women.

I don't understand why the GOP is doing this. it makes no sense. it gains them nothing. but here we are just the same.


It does make some sense. It adds a provision that could tank the bill. Then they can count the bill's not passing as a victory, or they can then point to the passage WITH the adendum, as a victory as well. It is about gamesmanship.
 
2012-05-05 12:58:03 PM

Weaver95: DarwiOdrade: Forty-Two: Fark It: House Republicans say that some women have taken advantage of the confidentiality by fraudulently claiming abuse to acquire residency status. Victims who are not committing fraud, however, will now be exposed to retaliatory violence.

Wow. People are going to die because of this if the GOP gets their way.

But some people might abuse the system, therefore no one should have it! See also: welfare.

Yeah - never mind all the rich people and corporations that actually do abuse the tax system.

this has nothing to do with taxes or corporations...this is purely about manufactured outrage and spite towards vulnerable women.

I don't understand why the GOP is doing this. it makes no sense. it gains them nothing. but here we are just the same.


I know - it's a dumbass attempt to deal with a problem that doesn't exist. I was just pointing out a serious problem that does exist that the GOP has no interest in dealing with.
 
2012-05-05 01:00:18 PM

hubiestubert: It does make some sense. It adds a provision that could tank the bill. Then they can count the bill's not passing as a victory, or they can then point to the passage WITH the adendum, as a victory as well. It is about gamesmanship.


But if the GOP tanks this bill, the backlash will not benefit the GOP. it will, in fact, hurt them considerably with a key voting block (women voters). weakening this legislation will only hurt Republicans...and women, if this modification goes through.
 
2012-05-05 01:00:24 PM

Forty-Two: Fark It: House Republicans say that some women have taken advantage of the confidentiality by fraudulently claiming abuse to acquire residency status. Victims who are not committing fraud, however, will now be exposed to retaliatory violence.

Wow. People are going to die because of this if the GOP gets their way.

But some people might abuse the system, therefore no one should have it! See also: welfare.


That will teach those women to be abused!
 
2012-05-05 01:00:46 PM
Veterinary care is a waste of taxpayer money. That cash can now go to tax cuts to the job creators.
 
2012-05-05 01:03:42 PM

Weaver95: hubiestubert: It does make some sense. It adds a provision that could tank the bill. Then they can count the bill's not passing as a victory, or they can then point to the passage WITH the adendum, as a victory as well. It is about gamesmanship.

But if the GOP tanks this bill, the backlash will not benefit the GOP. it will, in fact, hurt them considerably with a key voting block (women voters). weakening this legislation will only hurt Republicans...and women, if this modification goes through.


No, because it will tank without bipartisan support. They can point to their own support as a shield. It is playing games with legislation, but it is about scoring points, not about the actual effect of the legislation.
 
2012-05-05 01:05:17 PM

hubiestubert: Weaver95: hubiestubert: It does make some sense. It adds a provision that could tank the bill. Then they can count the bill's not passing as a victory, or they can then point to the passage WITH the adendum, as a victory as well. It is about gamesmanship.

But if the GOP tanks this bill, the backlash will not benefit the GOP. it will, in fact, hurt them considerably with a key voting block (women voters). weakening this legislation will only hurt Republicans...and women, if this modification goes through.

No, because it will tank without bipartisan support. They can point to their own support as a shield. It is playing games with legislation, but it is about scoring points, not about the actual effect of the legislation.


this does not make me feel any better. you'd have to be a psychotic son of a biatch to pull something like that.
 
2012-05-05 01:09:23 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Forty-Two: Fark It: House Republicans say that some women have taken advantage of the confidentiality by fraudulently claiming abuse to acquire residency status. Victims who are not committing fraud, however, will now be exposed to retaliatory violence.

Wow. People are going to die because of this if the GOP gets their way.

But some people might abuse the system, therefore no one should have it! See also: welfare.

That will teach those women to be abused!


I think the GOP is thinking "Why can't we beat our women? If I kick my stove, that's okay. What's the difference?"
 
2012-05-05 01:15:35 PM
I'd say Senate democrats are the ones playing political games. They're the ones who inserted this new illegal alien provision into the VAWA in order to make the VAWA a political football.
 
2012-05-05 01:15:49 PM

Weaver95: hubiestubert: Weaver95: hubiestubert: It does make some sense. It adds a provision that could tank the bill. Then they can count the bill's not passing as a victory, or they can then point to the passage WITH the adendum, as a victory as well. It is about gamesmanship.

But if the GOP tanks this bill, the backlash will not benefit the GOP. it will, in fact, hurt them considerably with a key voting block (women voters). weakening this legislation will only hurt Republicans...and women, if this modification goes through.

No, because it will tank without bipartisan support. They can point to their own support as a shield. It is playing games with legislation, but it is about scoring points, not about the actual effect of the legislation.

this does not make me feel any better. you'd have to be a psychotic son of a biatch to pull something like that.


It's no surprise to me, then, to see Snowe calling it quits from the Senate. Her party has gone waaaaay off the deep end. ...which sucks, because with her departing, it's just one fewer (relatively) sane people in the GOP.

Whatever.
 
2012-05-05 01:18:40 PM

SkinnyHead: I'd say Senate democrats are the ones playing political games. They're the ones who inserted this new illegal alien provision into the VAWA in order to make the VAWA a political football.


let me ask you this question - what mistakes, if any, have the Republicans made over the past year? has the GOP ever, in your opinion, done ANYTHING wrong?
 
2012-05-05 01:19:57 PM
Democrats, you'd better not let me down. Get in there and make hay out of this.
 
2012-05-05 01:20:04 PM
The author of the rollback, Adams, was herself a victim of domestic violence...

There's the GOP platform: I got mine, fark you.
 
2012-05-05 01:22:10 PM

WI241TH: "So, if for no other reason, rage against the machine, vote for Newt. Annoy a liberal - vote Newt. Keep this vetting process going, keep the debate going."


I can't imagine there are that many liberals who were annoyed with Newt's phony campaign taking money out of Romney's pocket.
 
2012-05-05 01:23:21 PM

Weaver95: SkinnyHead: I'd say Senate democrats are the ones playing political games. They're the ones who inserted this new illegal alien provision into the VAWA in order to make the VAWA a political football.

let me ask you this question - what mistakes, if any, have the Republicans made over the past year? has the GOP ever, in your opinion, done ANYTHING wrong?


They let me in. And to campaign for Snowe and McCain.

THEY KNEW WE WAS SNAKES!
 
2012-05-05 01:23:36 PM

propasaurus: The author of the rollback, Adams, was herself a victim of domestic violence...

There's the GOP platform: I got mine, fark you.


Women, gays, and anyone who isn't a white christian male who votes Republican are like Jews who collaborated with the Nazis.
 
2012-05-05 01:28:32 PM

Weaver95: this seems petty and mean.


Yes but you see it is the Democrats fault for adding in protections for same sex couples and undocumented immigrants. They are the ones politicizing this, not the Republicans who will vote unanimously against the bill.
 
2012-05-05 01:29:40 PM

Weaver95: SkinnyHead: I'd say Senate democrats are the ones playing political games. They're the ones who inserted this new illegal alien provision into the VAWA in order to make the VAWA a political football.

let me ask you this question - what mistakes, if any, have the Republicans made over the past year? has the GOP ever, in your opinion, done ANYTHING wrong?


Is that your answer to the charge that this whole controversy has been manufactured by Senate democrats who added illegal alien provisions to the VAWA in order to draw fire.
 
2012-05-05 01:31:38 PM

SkinnyHead:
Is that your answer to the charge that this whole controversy has been manufactured by Senate democrats who added illegal alien provisions to the VAWA in order to draw fire.


I'm just wondering if your entire philosophy is 'the GOP is always right no matter what'. I don't think i've ever seen you voice any disagreement with any Republican anywhere for any reason.
 
2012-05-05 01:34:47 PM

Weaver95: SkinnyHead:
Is that your answer to the charge that this whole controversy has been manufactured by Senate democrats who added illegal alien provisions to the VAWA in order to draw fire.

I'm just wondering if your entire philosophy is 'the GOP is always right no matter what'. I don't think i've ever seen you voice any disagreement with any Republican anywhere for any reason.


Hes not paid to do that. Skinnyhead gotta get paid.
 
2012-05-05 01:37:20 PM
i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-05-05 01:37:48 PM

propasaurus: The author of the rollback, Adams, was herself a victim of domestic violence...

There's the GOP platform: I got mine, fark you.


It gets better:

...which House Republicans hope will inoculate it from attacks by groups who work with abused immigrant women.

So basically they're using her as a shield to protect them from criticism.

Seriously, fark the GOP with a cactus. That's pretty low and despicable even for them.
 
2012-05-05 01:38:27 PM
Why? Because fark you, that's why.
 
2012-05-05 01:38:28 PM
deus-ex-machinima.net

I'm actually getting kind of sick of this macro... That guy in that picture is probably an okay dude and doesn't deserve being associated with someone like SkinnyHead.
 
2012-05-05 01:39:30 PM

FlashHarry: jesus, it sure seems that way. i mean, seriously, what the fark? what group are they pandering to with this move?


Anything to piss off the libs. Its all they've got anymore.
 
2012-05-05 01:40:56 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: [deus-ex-machinima.net image 396x303]

I'm actually getting kind of sick of this macro... That guy in that picture is probably an okay dude and doesn't deserve being associated with someone like SkinnyHead.


Pretty much. Poor bastiche...
 
2012-05-05 01:42:36 PM
fta: The bill, officially sponsored by freshman Rep. Sandy Adams (R-Fla.), has the backing of the full House leadership, and is headed for a vote in the Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

Hmmm, WTF would they let a Floridian female freshman take the lead here?

fta: The author of the rollback, Adams, was herself a victim of domestic violence, which House Republicans hope will inoculate it from attacks by groups who work with abused immigrant women.

Oh, FFS.

fta: House Republicans say that some women have taken advantage of the confidentiality by fraudulently claiming abuse to acquire residency status. Victims who are not committing fraud, however, will now be exposed to retaliatory violence.

Huzzah for the GOP's addition to the Violence Against Women Act.

I'm not sure these guy's have figured out yet that this is not a Pro Violence Against Women Act.

Either that or they are just a bunch anti-immigrant misogynists.

But don't you dare call it a War on Women.

That's rude or something.
 
2012-05-05 01:42:57 PM

SkinnyHead: Weaver95: SkinnyHead: I'd say Senate democrats are the ones playing political games. They're the ones who inserted this new illegal alien provision into the VAWA in order to make the VAWA a political football.

let me ask you this question - what mistakes, if any, have the Republicans made over the past year? has the GOP ever, in your opinion, done ANYTHING wrong?

Is that your answer to the charge that this whole controversy has been manufactured by Senate democrats who added illegal alien provisions to the VAWA in order to draw fire.


Actually, I think that we are all interested if you just answered the question. Straight up. Consider it an opportunity to show the folks how free thinking and well considered you are.
 
2012-05-05 01:44:23 PM
this is a very odd way to get that Hispanic vote
 
2012-05-05 01:45:14 PM
The Republican War on Women continues.
 
2012-05-05 01:45:30 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Someone should backhand that dumb broad


And Adams is "a victim of abuse" according to TFA. You know some one dropped this on her desk and told her it'd be in her best interests politically to submit it. If she actually authored the thing, I'll eat my hat.

Sell out.
 
2012-05-05 01:49:37 PM
GOP to illegal immigrant women: Go be battered somewhere else.
 
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