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(Huffington Post)   Well, if anything should be attached to a flood insurance bill, it's a "fetal personhood" amendment   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 158
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2012-06-27 08:25:48 AM
this just in, rand paul is a psychotic asshole!
 
2012-06-27 08:29:40 AM
Ah, Rand Paul, such a champion of keeping Government out of our lives!
 
2012-06-27 08:31:40 AM
Am I the only one who finds it hilariously strange that these god-clotted imbeciles want to cram a Save Babbies for Jesus amendment into a flood insurance bill?
 
2012-06-27 08:31:59 AM
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) moved this week to hold a noncontroversial flood insurance bill hostage until the Senate agrees that life begins at fertilization

What? The? fark?
 
2012-06-27 08:34:40 AM
But it's about jobs and both sides are bad.
 
2012-06-27 08:39:28 AM
Government small enough to fit in the uterus.
 
2012-06-27 08:52:42 AM
Rand Paul is just another faux libertarian like his old man. The reality is that he is, much like the rest of the Republican Party, just another theocrat.

Keep electing jackasses like this and we'll be the Christian Republic of the United States in no time.
 
2012-06-27 09:04:29 AM
He's helping his bid for the VP spot. If Fundies like him, his value goes up.
 
2012-06-27 09:13:17 AM
The teabaggers ladies and gentlemen.

Remember when they said they wouldn't focus on social issues and only focus on jobs? Well, they lied and have done nothing but push their theocratic nonsense on America at the expense of anything and everything else.
 
2012-06-27 09:23:47 AM
Well how else is the fertility clinic going to collect on 10,000 life insurance policies when the embryo storage gets flooded
 
2012-06-27 09:34:50 AM
So what the heck happened to the line-item veto that was in place a few years ago? This seems a prime target. Pass the bill, have the President veto the line about the person-hood amendment and then let Congress try and gets it 2/3 majority to override the veto.
 
2012-06-27 09:36:51 AM
Speaking on behalf of Florida, fark you, Rand.

"Can you believe that they're exasperated with me?" he said, responding to criticism of his attempt to attach the unrelated amendment. "If [Reid will] give me a freestanding vote, I'll take a freestanding vote any time."

Wanna take bets that Paul didn't even try for a freestanding bill?

It's a great play. Up your fetal cred knowing you have no chance of getting it through, while farking with important legislation. Low risk, high reward.
 
2012-06-27 09:40:14 AM

Diogenes: Speaking on behalf of Florida, fark you, Rand.

"Can you believe that they're exasperated with me?" he said, responding to criticism of his attempt to attach the unrelated amendment. "If [Reid will] give me a freestanding vote, I'll take a freestanding vote any time."

Wanna take bets that Paul didn't even try for a freestanding bill?

It's a great play. Up your fetal cred knowing you have no chance of getting it through, while farking with important legislation. Low risk, high reward.


I always thought the guy looked like a true dickhead, but I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt until I'd seen more of him in action.

So much for that.
 
2012-06-27 09:44:26 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Diogenes: Speaking on behalf of Florida, fark you, Rand.

"Can you believe that they're exasperated with me?" he said, responding to criticism of his attempt to attach the unrelated amendment. "If [Reid will] give me a freestanding vote, I'll take a freestanding vote any time."

Wanna take bets that Paul didn't even try for a freestanding bill?

It's a great play. Up your fetal cred knowing you have no chance of getting it through, while farking with important legislation. Low risk, high reward.

I always thought the guy looked like a true dickhead, but I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt until I'd seen more of him in action.

So much for that.


Did you not pay attention to his actual campaign? Rand Paul is his father, without the gravitas and carefully reasoned policy decisions...

/which should scare the bejeebus out of most folks...
 
2012-06-27 09:48:32 AM
If there is a major flood disaster, people might not be able to collect their flood insurance thanks to this asshole.

Slives: So what the heck happened to the line-item veto that was in place a few years ago? This seems a prime target. Pass the bill, have the President veto the line about the person-hood amendment and then let Congress try and gets it 2/3 majority to override the veto.


That was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, back in the 90's I believe.
 
2012-06-27 09:51:10 AM
You snark now, but just wait until your fetus dies in a flood.
 
2012-06-27 09:51:27 AM

FlashHarry: this just in, rand paul is a psychotic asshole!


I heard he also inserted an amendment that made it legal to shoot at him with rifles.
I know, crazy, but clearly he knows best.
 
2012-06-27 09:57:49 AM

Diogenes: Wanna take bets that Paul didn't even try for a freestanding bill?


It'd be funnier if Reid gives him a vote on it, but someone attaches an extension of unemployment insurance.
 
2012-06-27 10:02:41 AM

Aarontology: Diogenes: Wanna take bets that Paul didn't even try for a freestanding bill?

It'd be funnier if Reid gives him a vote on it, but someone attaches an extension of unemployment insurance.


and an increase of the top fed tax rate to 45% and capital gains back to 50%
bwhahahahahahahahahahah

I like this game!!
 
2012-06-27 10:05:04 AM

Aarontology: Diogenes: Wanna take bets that Paul didn't even try for a freestanding bill?

It'd be funnier if Reid gives him a vote on it, but someone attaches an extension of unemployment insurance.


That would be beautiful!
 
2012-06-27 10:05:08 AM

namatad: Aarontology: Diogenes: Wanna take bets that Paul didn't even try for a freestanding bill?

It'd be funnier if Reid gives him a vote on it, but someone attaches an extension of unemployment insurance.

and an increase of the top fed tax rate to 45% and capital gains back to 50%
bwhahahahahahahahahahah

I like this game!!


Then throw out attack ads saying things like "The GOP cares more about the tax rates of millionaires than protecting life" after they inevitably vote against it.

lulz will be had.
 
2012-06-27 10:14:05 AM

namatad: Aarontology: Diogenes: Wanna take bets that Paul didn't even try for a freestanding bill?

It'd be funnier if Reid gives him a vote on it, but someone attaches an extension of unemployment insurance.

and an increase of the top fed tax rate to 45% and capital gains back to 50%
bwhahahahahahahahahahah

I like this game!!


Except, you know. People need flood insurance.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-06-27 10:15:00 AM

Vodka Zombie: Am I the only one who finds it hilariously strange that these god-clotted imbeciles want to cram a Save Babbies for Jesus amendment into a flood insurance bill?


Yep. The don't give a damn about God or Jesus, it's just a political stunt.
 
2012-06-27 10:21:37 AM
Rand Paul obviously supports floods because they please the Aqua Buddha...
 
2012-06-27 10:22:02 AM
Too bad the Senate parliamentarian is powerless to do anything. In my experience, the person in that position has the authority to summarily deny a amendment/motion if it is not germane to the topic at hand.
 
2012-06-27 10:24:31 AM
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There really should be a law against such asshattyness
 
2012-06-27 10:31:01 AM

Vodka Zombie: Am I the only one who finds it hilariously strange that these god-clotted imbeciles want to cram a Save Babbies for Jesus amendment into a flood insurance bill?


Maybe the fetal personhood bill IS his flood insurance policy.
noahsarkfacepainting.webs.com
God likes to flood stuff, just sayin'.
 
2012-06-27 10:32:09 AM

gilgigamesh: namatad: Aarontology: Diogenes: Wanna take bets that Paul didn't even try for a freestanding bill?

It'd be funnier if Reid gives him a vote on it, but someone attaches an extension of unemployment insurance.

and an increase of the top fed tax rate to 45% and capital gains back to 50%
bwhahahahahahahahahahah

I like this game!!

Except, you know. People need flood insurance.


Solution: Build houses out of fetuses.
 
2012-06-27 10:56:49 AM

Aarontology: namatad: Aarontology: Diogenes: Wanna take bets that Paul didn't even try for a freestanding bill?

It'd be funnier if Reid gives him a vote on it, but someone attaches an extension of unemployment insurance.

and an increase of the top fed tax rate to 45% and capital gains back to 50%
bwhahahahahahahahahahah

I like this game!!

Then throw out attack ads saying things like "The GOP cares more about the tax rates of millionaires than protecting life" after they inevitably vote against it.

lulz will be had.


I'm sorry, you've apparently confused the Democratic Party with a group of people who have testicles and are willing to stand up to bullies. Please try again.
 
2012-06-27 11:04:29 AM

GAT_00: I'm sorry, you've apparently confused the Democratic Party with a group of people who have testicles and are willing to stand up to bullies. Please try again.


I hate it when I do that.
 
2012-06-27 11:17:40 AM

Slives: So what the heck happened to the line-item veto that was in place a few years ago? This seems a prime target. Pass the bill, have the President veto the line about the person-hood amendment and then let Congress try and gets it 2/3 majority to override the veto.


It was unconstitutional.
 
2012-06-27 11:21:14 AM

Tigger: But it's about jobs and both sides are bad.


Rand Paul cares about jobs for fetuses.

Lol. I love the idea that Republicans care about jobs. Because they don't care about that anywhere near as much as they care about abortion.
 
2012-06-27 11:29:48 AM

Slives: So what the heck happened to the line-item veto that was in place a few years ago? This seems a prime target. Pass the bill, have the President veto the line about the person-hood amendment and then let Congress try and gets it 2/3 majority to override the veto.


By a few years ago, do you mean "was passed about 15 years ago and quickly declared unconstitutional"?
 
2012-06-27 11:31:17 AM

SphericalTime: Tigger: But it's about jobs and both sides are bad.

Rand Paul cares about jobs for fetuses.

Lol. I love the idea that Republicans care about jobs. Because they don't care about that anywhere near as much as they care about abortion.


Let's check in with Rep. Mike Turzai (R) of Pennsylvania to ask him what he thinks the GOP's accomplishments have been in his state.

"Pro-Second Amendment? The Castle Doctrine. It's done," said Turzai, whose remarks were captured on video and posted to the video-sharing site YouTube. "First pro-life legislation - abortion facility regulations - in 22 years. Done. Voter ID, which is going to allow Gov. Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania. Done.

I'm sure he meant "job creation."
 
2012-06-27 11:42:21 AM

gilgigamesh: namatad: Aarontology: Diogenes: Wanna take bets that Paul didn't even try for a freestanding bill?

It'd be funnier if Reid gives him a vote on it, but someone attaches an extension of unemployment insurance.

and an increase of the top fed tax rate to 45% and capital gains back to 50%
bwhahahahahahahahahahah

I like this game!!

Except, you know. People need flood insurance.


Yeah, but flood insurance is another socialize the risk, privatize the profits setup.

Floods destroy large swaths of insured peoples homes. No insurance company wants that level of risk, and since not everyone in a flood prone area will get flood insurance the cost the private company would offer puts it out of reach for most people.

So the government steps in and takes that risk out of the equation for insurance companies, allowing them a bigger profit, but also allowing the company to provide more affordable insurance options to its customers, while someone (the government) is providing a safety net for citizens in the case of a catastrophic flood.

It's kinda like what they do with Medicare/Medicaid. The last few years of life cost the most. The health insurers didn't want to cover old people at rates the elderly can afford, so the people died when they couldn't afford insurance. In steps the government, since no one wants to see Grandma die too soon, and they take the most expensive to insure off the private insurance company rolls, leaving private insurance all the people that rarely use their insurance and a ton of profit.
 
2012-06-27 12:11:31 PM

Diogenes: I'm sure he meant "job creation."


Well, when you look at it one sided like that by actually listening to what they say, of course it doesn't seem like there was much job creation.

Where's the big list of Republican jobs bills?

/wait, there isn't one?
 
2012-06-27 12:13:56 PM
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Kent: With our utter annihilation imminent, our federal government has snapped into action. We go live now via satellite to the floor of the United States congress.
Speaker: Then it is unanimous, we are going to approve the bill to evacuate the town of Springfield in the great state of --
Congressman: Wait a minute, I want to tack on a rider to that bill: $30 million of taxpayer money to support the perverted arts.
Speaker: All in favor of the amended Springfield-slash-pervert bill?
[everyone boos]
Speaker: Bill defeated. [bangs gavel]
Kent: I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply doesn't work.
 
2012-06-27 12:16:16 PM
Forcing women to buy insurance in case their water breaks!?

Sounds like a personal mandate to me, Ryan!
 
2012-06-27 12:24:21 PM
Paul told reporters on Tuesday afternoon that he is "just trying to get a vote for people who elected me."

Fetuses didn't vote you in, dipshiat.
 
2012-06-27 12:32:31 PM
Any libertarians want to take a crack at explaining to me why this is somehow an admirable thing?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-06-27 12:33:17 PM
Why can't we have a sperm personhood bill?

If a sperm is wasted,
God gets quite irate.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-06-27 12:37:26 PM

unlikely: Any libertarians want to take a crack at explaining to me why this is somehow an admirable thing?


Most Libertarians are conservatives who are embarrassed to admit that they are conservatives.
 
2012-06-27 12:40:05 PM
kneel before Aqua Buddha
 
2012-06-27 12:40:07 PM

vpb: unlikely: Any libertarians want to take a crack at explaining to me why this is somehow an admirable thing?

Most Libertarians are conservatives who are embarrassed to admit that they are conservatives.


I thought most Libertarians were Republicans that wanted to smoke pot?

Joking aside, the wanna be theocrats have just about finished commandeering the Libertarian label, just as they did Republican.
 
2012-06-27 12:45:06 PM

meat0918: Joking aside, the wanna be theocrats have just about finished commandeering the Libertarian label, just as they did Republican.


add on that Tea-Party thing too
 
2012-06-27 12:46:15 PM

dr_blasto: Rand Paul is just another faux libertarian like his old man. The reality is that he is, much like the rest of the Republican Party, just another theocrat.

Keep electing jackasses like this and we'll be the Christian Republic of the United States in no time.


sharetv.org

Rand Paul, you used to be cool!

SouthParkLibertarians4EVAR!

You are no South Park Libertarian.
 
2012-06-27 12:47:11 PM
*sigh*
 
2012-06-27 12:47:12 PM

Slives: So what the heck happened to the line-item veto that was in place a few years ago? This seems a prime target. Pass the bill, have the President veto the line about the person-hood amendment and then let Congress try and gets it 2/3 majority to override the veto.


Even if it was not ruled unconstitutional, or if an amendment to the Constitution were added to allow it, it would be way too easy for a president to abuse that kind of power. For example, Congress could pass a bill which includes this line:

ten billion dollars ($10,000,000,000) allocated to the National High-Speed Rail Project


and a President opposed to high-speed rail for whatever reason could line-item that bit so that it instead reads:

ten billion dollars ($10,000,000,000) allocated to the National High-Speed Rail Project


And just like that, the budget for the American Shinkansen would drop from more than enough to fund CHI-STL and LA-SF lines to less than the cost of lunch for two average-sized Americans at Wendy's unless Congress could muster enough votes to override the veto.
 
2012-06-27 12:47:12 PM
I don't see flood insurance or fetal personhood anywhere in the bible! This must be that Socialism I keep hearing about!
 
2012-06-27 12:48:24 PM
I, for one, would like to see procedure changed so that any amendment to a bill would have to be relevant to that bill.

This is how honest online poker players got farked by the Bush administration, who tacked the online poker ban onto the Safe Harbor Act (a post 9/11 security law).
 
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