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2012-07-15 04:32:52 PM
10 votes:

Lando Lincoln: Romney is the very definition of the empty suit.

Why does the GOP always do this to themselves?


Because Romney has always, when put into a position of steering other peoples' cash, steered it towards the right people. UMaine. Olympics. Massachusetts. He makes sure the right folks get the contracts. He makes sure the right folks aren't looked at too closely. He is a known factor, with a proven rate of return for the investment.

Considering how much is being put into his campaign, both directly and by PACs, that should tell you something of the payday folks expect if he gets into office...
2012-07-15 08:31:15 PM
6 votes:
Simple question:

Why is Mitt Romney willing to share more information with the people deciding if he should be vice president than with the people deciding if he should be president?
2012-07-15 05:17:53 PM
5 votes:
I've been waiting for this. When do we get the ad?

Also, I really want the Romney vs. Romney debate ad. They have to make that; they can't leave this to TDS.
2012-07-15 04:11:35 PM
5 votes:

robsul82: "Retired retroactively," hahaha...no way that's not going to be on everybody's lips on Monday.


Only Mitt Romney can manage to flip-flop on when he quit a job.
2012-07-15 09:00:53 PM
4 votes:
This thread is getting VERY retroactive.
2012-07-15 06:01:26 PM
4 votes:
Here's a video of Mitt saying "I worked at one company, Bain, for 25 years."

He started in 1977, so 25 years means 2002. Oopsie!

And before you say "hey he was just rounding off to the closest 5".... consider this: a) if he left in 1999, it would be 22 years, and b) in the VERY same sentence he sayshe's been married for 42 years, so it seems that he wasn't rounding and in fact know his dates very well.

------------------------------------------


Romney has consistently insisted that he was too busy organizing the 2002 Winter Olympics to take part in Bain business between 1999 and that event. But in his own testimony Romney noted that he regularly traveled back to Massachusetts. "There were a number of social trips and business trips that brought me back to Massachusetts, board meetings, Thanksgiving and so forth," he said.

Romney's sworn testimony was given as part of a hearing to determine whether he had sufficient residency status in Massachusetts to run for governor. Romney testified that he "remained on the board of the Staples Corporation, the Marriott International, the LifeLike Corporation" all companies in which Bain invested or operated at the time.
2012-07-15 03:49:28 PM
4 votes:
I farking love Rahm Emanuel. He is consistently fresh out of farks to give.
2012-07-16 12:32:40 AM
3 votes:

Sabyen91: Oh, so he is an idiot?


Again, he suggested Mitt Romney independently contracted to himself and owned the whole company without having a stake in it. I bet he wrote paychecks to himself, too. So I'm going to go with yes, he's an idiot.
2012-07-15 10:23:27 PM
3 votes:

sammyk: I've heard this same point made by several farkers in the last few days. What is Rahm's fark handle?


I'm actually Rahm Emanuel.
2012-07-15 09:19:23 PM
3 votes:
Apparently the one person who would know said Romney would suffer damage if he released the returns: Steve Schmidt, who examined the returns for the McCain campaign.

We're going to need more popcorn.
2012-07-15 05:27:12 PM
3 votes:

abb3w: And the chorus calling for the tax returns now includes RINOs like Bill Kristol and George Will.


Here's what I worry about. What if Romney only released one year of returns so that he would create a controversy by making it look like he's hiding something, knowing full well that Obama would eventually jump on that. He could let it stew for a few days once it hits the media, letting it blow up into this huge thing, then he magically releases the returns one day, only to reveal... nothing,

It would instantly derail any momentum Obama had and make him seem toothless, creating a big stir over nothing at all, and making it that much harder to trust any future attacks that Obama may launch.


Granted, this is attributing great mental attributes to an apparent automaton that speaks phrases like "Lemon, Wet, Good", but just suppose, for one minute, that he accidentally had a stroke of genius?
2012-07-15 05:22:11 PM
3 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: robsul82: Shocked if #retiredretroactively isn't a running joke on Twitter with people saying they did ______ retroactively.

#Retroactively is already trending on Twitter


"I guess retroactive retirement makes sense to people who baptize the dead"

Gold!
2012-07-15 05:18:40 PM
3 votes:
I really don't understand how they thought this would work. These people are terrible at this.
2012-07-15 05:01:24 PM
3 votes:
Sandusky: I wasn't molesting children, I was retroactively having sex with adults.
2012-07-15 04:54:36 PM
3 votes:
I wasn't cheating on my wife, I was retroactively dating.
2012-07-15 04:29:14 PM
3 votes:
Romney is the very definition of the empty suit.

Why does the GOP always do this to themselves?
2012-07-15 04:29:11 PM
3 votes:
The Boston Globe, citing SEC papers, reported that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney was the "sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president" of Bain Capital until 2002. The report seemed to conflict with what Mitt Romney has said in the past about his departure date from private equity firm, which Romney has said was in February of 1999, when he left to take over running the Winter Olympic Games in Utah.

"You can't say to the SEC, 'I was the CEO, chairman and president, but I'm not responsible. I'm not accountable.'"


True dat.
2012-07-15 04:13:18 PM
3 votes:

GAT_00: robsul82: "Retired retroactively," hahaha...no way that's not going to be on everybody's lips on Monday.

Only Mitt Romney can manage to flip-flop on when he quit a job.


In his defense, "having a job" is a nebulous term for Romney.
2012-07-15 04:01:52 PM
3 votes:
I submitted a better headline for this story retroactively last year.
2012-07-15 03:42:31 PM
3 votes:
This should be fun.

To watch.

I foresee some LULZ in the spinning of this.
2012-07-16 12:46:26 AM
2 votes:

Every corporation makes all out going employees sign a binding agreement when taking a severance. Maybe Mitt can show us this agreement, which normally requires 2-3 signatures from said employee, a date and an approval from the director, legal team, or HR before compensation is paid. If a severance is rejected by the employee for a bigger raise, there is no law stating the employer has to pay compensation to the employee any longer.

Severance is easier to pay to yourself, than the employees .

"For example, GST Steel of Kansas City, Mo., was in existence for 105 years before Bain Capital took control in 1993. With an $8 million investment, Bain Capital took control of GST Steel and promptly loaded it with debt. Within ten years the debt of GST Steel ballooned to over $500 million and was forced into bankruptcy under the control of Bain Capital. Romney and his partners made $12 million, a 150 percent return on their investment, while a company tied to its community for over one hundred years shuttered. Not only did GST Steel's 750 employees lose their jobs, but also their severance pay, health insurance and pensions because Bain Capital underfunded their pensions. Clearly Romney can look out for the interests of a few, but is unfit to look out for the interests of a nation."
2012-07-16 12:31:45 AM
2 votes:

thornhill: Or he staid on as an independent contractor (which by definition means that he has no stake in the company or control over it).


It has just been suggested seriously that Romney was an independent contractor with no stake in the company.

He was the sole shareholder. He held all the stakes. You literally just said Mitt Romney independently contracted to himself.

I mean I know conservatives are going mental trying to deal with the fact that Mitt Romney straight up farking lied, but holy shiat.
2012-07-16 12:27:10 AM
2 votes:

thornhill: Sabyen91: thornhill: Sabyen91: thornhill: Here's my read on the whole thing:

1) All the tax returns show is that Mitt Romney is insanely wealthy and that he's exploited every possible tax loophole to pay as little taxes as possible. It's not like there is evidence in them that he's committed a crime.

2) As a member of the ruling elite, Mitt finds it offensive that us little people are demanding to see his personal records. The master does not kneel to his pesants. So this is all about principal.

And if he took a salary after 1999?

Has he said that he never took a salary after 1999?

People who retire in 1999 don't take salaries after 1999.

Sure they do -- ever heard of severance pay? Or he staid on as an independent contractor (which by definition means that he has no stake in the company or control over it).


You REALLY haven't been paying attention. Go look at the "Romney retroactively retired" thread.
2012-07-15 09:40:06 PM
2 votes:

StranahansBarracuda: czetie: Apparently the one person who would know said Romney would suffer damage if he released the returns: Steve Schmidt, who examined the returns for the McCain campaign.

We're going to need more popcorn.

Oooooo, the thick plottens!


This is the guy that said YES to Caribou Barbie overs Mittens and every Mormon vote in the nation not to mention a "bizness man" at a time of economic collapse. The tax returns must be poison.
2012-07-15 08:43:36 PM
2 votes:

Hobodeluxe: Nem Wan: Simple question:

Why is Mitt Romney willing to share more information with the people deciding if he should be vice president than with the people deciding if he should be president?


This.
2012-07-15 06:57:16 PM
2 votes:
Honestly I have no idea who is real anymore in this thread. There's a very real chance that once Schizophrenic is having some sort of episode and we're all just caught in the crossfire.
2012-07-15 06:40:36 PM
2 votes:
Mitt Romney needs to retroactively f*ck off, along with most of his supporters.
2012-07-15 06:20:40 PM
2 votes:

you are a puppet: "Is it the same Mitt Romney that was against....was working for Bain, before he was retired from, before he was retroactively working....working for...Bain from the respect that he was FOR working for Bain before he was retroactively retired from, from against from Bain?"


You bring up a valid point: Romney had ZERO competition in the primaries because he was running against a bunch of morons. His flip-flopping should have been one of his biggest weakness, and instead Gov. Gun-for-a-dick Perry complete f*cking botches it up. Can you imagine how Romney must have felt at the time? "Damn this going to be waaay easier than I thought!" Well now he's in the big leagues, and his entire campaign is getting absolutely eviscerated by Obama.
2012-07-15 06:05:06 PM
2 votes:

cchris_39: I've seen his tax returns.

He made alot of money and actually kept a bunch of it.

Bastard. Get the pitchforks.


He kept it, sure. In the Caymans.
2012-07-15 06:03:00 PM
2 votes:

deadcrickets: Except for the fact that he's still admitting he committed perjury not only on paperwork turned into the SEC but also to the commission in Massachusetts. We're not talking misdemeanors or even minor felonies here. We're talking about 20+ years in PMITA.


The statute of limitations looks to have tolled (5 years) for the federal charges; I'm less sure if there's any Massachusetts statute of limitations that might be in play or not. His former state issuing an arrest warrant on him would make for an epic October surprise....
2012-07-15 05:59:55 PM
2 votes:

cchris_39: I've seen his tax returns.

He made alot of money and actually kept a bunch of it.

Bastard. Get the pitchforks.


MAXIMUM. STRAWMAN.
2012-07-15 05:42:16 PM
2 votes:

Paul Baumer: MithrandirBooga: abb3w: And the chorus calling for the tax returns now includes RINOs like Bill Kristol and George Will.


Here's what I worry about. What if Romney only released one year of returns so that he would create a controversy by making it look like he's hiding something, knowing full well that Obama would eventually jump on that. He could let it stew for a few days once it hits the media, letting it blow up into this huge thing, then he magically releases the returns one day, only to reveal... nothing,

It would instantly derail any momentum Obama had and make him seem toothless, creating a big stir over nothing at all, and making it that much harder to trust any future attacks that Obama may launch.


Granted, this is attributing great mental attributes to an apparent automaton that speaks phrases like "Lemon, Wet, Good", but just suppose, for one minute, that he accidentally had a stroke of genius?

At this point, if he releases them and nothing is there, he'll look like an even bigger dum-bass for waiting.


At this point I have to imagine the only reason he is waiting is he's afraid of getting audited, because he knows he lied and cheated. I'm willing to bet there is a solid decade where he not only didn't pay any tax, he got million dollar refunds.
2012-07-15 05:40:42 PM
2 votes:

MithrandirBooga: abb3w: And the chorus calling for the tax returns now includes RINOs like Bill Kristol and George Will.


Here's what I worry about. What if Romney only released one year of returns so that he would create a controversy by making it look like he's hiding something, knowing full well that Obama would eventually jump on that. He could let it stew for a few days once it hits the media, letting it blow up into this huge thing, then he magically releases the returns one day, only to reveal... nothing,

It would instantly derail any momentum Obama had and make him seem toothless, creating a big stir over nothing at all, and making it that much harder to trust any future attacks that Obama may launch.


Granted, this is attributing great mental attributes to an apparent automaton that speaks phrases like "Lemon, Wet, Good", but just suppose, for one minute, that he accidentally had a stroke of genius?


There's something there. He's been getting hit on this wayyyy to long. I doubt it's disqualifying (what would be? A felony.) but it could tie him to Bain during outsourcing and stericycle, the only company willing to dispose of aborted fetuses at abortion clinics.
2012-07-15 05:32:30 PM
2 votes:
Alright ,now I'm convinced Rahm Emanual has a Fark handle cause I've seen that exact comment posted here a few times before this got tweeted.

That noted, ...[nelsonmuntz.jpg]

Love the fact that even hacks like Will and Kristol are attacking him over this.

Despite being the presumptive nominee nobody likes him, not even his own party.

In the book Game Change there's a great anecdote about all the GOP nominees taking a pre-debate whiz and cracking wise about how they all hated Romney.

The candidates lined up at the urinals, Giuliani next to McCain next to Huckabee, the rest all in a row. The debate was soon to start, so they were taking care of business-and laughing merrily at the one guy who wasn't there. Poking fun at him, mocking him, agreeing about how much they disliked him. The Willard Mitt Romney walked into the bathroom and overheard them, bringing on a crashing silence.

McCain routinely called Romney and "asshole" and a "farking phony." Giuliani opined, " That guy will say anything." Huckabee complained, "I don't think Romney has a soul."


Apparently not much has changed there.
2012-07-15 05:20:33 PM
2 votes:

coeyagi: Meh, it is an interesting idea to say that McCain passed over Romney for Barbie, but they were looking more for a boost than a liability (obviously). Women and evangelicals were much needed demos, and Romney didn't offer much to McCain other than obviously a smaller chance of inadvertently torpedoing the campaign.


This very well may be. But shiat like this sticks in people's minds and wins elections. I'm glad to see the Dems jumping all over this, and I hope they continue this trend.
2012-07-15 05:14:45 PM
2 votes:
Meh, it is an interesting idea to say that McCain passed over Romney for Barbie, but they were looking more for a boost than a liability (obviously). Women and evangelicals were much needed demos, and Romney didn't offer much to McCain other than obviously a smaller chance of inadvertently torpedoing the campaign.
2012-07-15 05:12:38 PM
2 votes:
Romney didn't pass Romneycare; simply implemented Obamacare retroactively.
2012-07-15 05:00:36 PM
2 votes:
p.twimg.com
2012-07-15 04:40:21 PM
2 votes:

abb3w: And the chorus calling for the tax returns now includes RINOs like Bill Kristol and George Will.

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When Bill Kristol is calling for it, you know something is F'ed up...
2012-07-15 04:38:38 PM
2 votes:

And the chorus calling for the tax returns now includes RINOs like Bill Kristol and George Will.

i.chzbgr.com
2012-07-15 04:26:36 PM
2 votes:

sammyk: I've heard this same point made by several farkers in the last few days. What is Rahm's fark handle?


Envirodude
2012-07-15 04:11:55 PM
2 votes:

robsul82: "Retired retroactively," hahaha...no way that's not going to be on everybody's lips on Monday.


I'm going to tell my boss I finished all my projects retroactively so I'm going home for the week.
2012-07-16 11:57:45 AM
1 votes:

Chimperror2: limeyfellow: What scares me is that Romney was by far the best opponent that the GOP field ran.

Your mind; it just be blown.

Yeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhh h hhhhhhhhh!!11!

We'll just make him chairman instead.


Wow... You need to update your material, Henny Youngman.

That shiat's flatter than Romney's singing voice.
2012-07-16 09:00:08 AM
1 votes:
I assume the Republican establishment didn't want to pair a guy who can't remember how many houses he owns with a guy who can't remember how many countries he uses for tax shelters.
2012-07-16 08:13:08 AM
1 votes:

Lando Lincoln: Why does the GOP always do this to themselves?


Easy.

The GOP spent YEARS catering to various extremes (religious right, gheys are icky, don't tax me bro, real 'muricans, guns cure cancer, etc.). Now their base is so fragmented that finding any candidate that the majority of them can stand is nearly impossible.

No matter what they do some splinter group in the GOP will torpedo it. I honestly think romney won because nobody knew quite what he stood for and there was nothing to attack.

Now it turns out he doesn't talk about what he thinks or what he has done because so much of it is jaw-dropingly stupid.
2012-07-16 02:25:39 AM
1 votes:
I think Romney's gonna need a bigger boat.
2012-07-16 01:46:49 AM
1 votes:
Would love to see Anonymous dox those tax returns. Won't happen since they be apolitical in general, but a fun idea nonetheless.... the lulz factor would be fantastic. Imagine Mitts claiming they are false but would have to prove they are false rather than simply blow hot air...
2012-07-16 12:42:30 AM
1 votes:

thornhill: Sabyen91: thornhill: Sabyen91: thornhill: Here's my read on the whole thing:

1) All the tax returns show is that Mitt Romney is insanely wealthy and that he's exploited every possible tax loophole to pay as little taxes as possible. It's not like there is evidence in them that he's committed a crime.

2) As a member of the ruling elite, Mitt finds it offensive that us little people are demanding to see his personal records. The master does not kneel to his pesants. So this is all about principal.

And if he took a salary after 1999?

Has he said that he never took a salary after 1999?

People who retire in 1999 don't take salaries after 1999.

Sure they do -- ever heard of severance pay? Or he staid on as an independent contractor (which by definition means that he has no stake in the company or control over it).


OK, let's see his 1099 if he was an independent contractor.
2012-07-16 12:29:48 AM
1 votes:

thornhill: Sabyen91: thornhill: Sabyen91: thornhill: Here's my read on the whole thing:

1) All the tax returns show is that Mitt Romney is insanely wealthy and that he's exploited every possible tax loophole to pay as little taxes as possible. It's not like there is evidence in them that he's committed a crime.

2) As a member of the ruling elite, Mitt finds it offensive that us little people are demanding to see his personal records. The master does not kneel to his pesants. So this is all about principal.

And if he took a salary after 1999?

Has he said that he never took a salary after 1999?

People who retire in 1999 don't take salaries after 1999.

Sure they do -- ever heard of severance pay? Or he staid on as an independent contractor (which by definition means that he has no stake in the company or control over it).


Or look at the SEC filings after 1999. Link
2012-07-16 12:25:18 AM
1 votes:

thornhill: Sabyen91: thornhill: Sabyen91: thornhill: Here's my read on the whole thing:

1) All the tax returns show is that Mitt Romney is insanely wealthy and that he's exploited every possible tax loophole to pay as little taxes as possible. It's not like there is evidence in them that he's committed a crime.

2) As a member of the ruling elite, Mitt finds it offensive that us little people are demanding to see his personal records. The master does not kneel to his pesants. So this is all about principal.

And if he took a salary after 1999?

Has he said that he never took a salary after 1999?

People who retire in 1999 don't take salaries after 1999.

Sure they do -- ever heard of severance pay? Or he staid on as an independent contractor (which by definition means that he has no stake in the company or control over it).


Do independent contractors routinely attend Board of Directors meetings?
2012-07-15 11:45:56 PM
1 votes:

thornhill: Here's my read on the whole thing:

1) All the tax returns show is that Mitt Romney is insanely wealthy and that he's exploited every possible tax loophole to pay as little taxes as possible. It's not like there is evidence in them that he's committed a crime.

2) As a member of the ruling elite, Mitt finds it offensive that us little people are demanding to see his personal records. The master does not kneel to his pesants. So this is all about principal.


And if he took a salary after 1999?
2012-07-15 11:28:38 PM
1 votes:

theorellior: StranahansBarracuda: My entire contribution to this thread has been retroactived.

Sadly, most of mine as well.


I retroactively the whole thing.
2012-07-15 11:22:17 PM
1 votes:

Shrugging Atlas: What kind of backwards ass retards does this guy have running his campaign?


i47.tinypic.com

/Any excuse to post this.
//It's the only explanation.
2012-07-15 10:28:16 PM
1 votes:

Freep Impact: sammyk: I've heard this same point made by several farkers in the last few days. What is Rahm's fark handle?

I'm actually Rahm Emanuel.


You're back! We're not worthy!
2012-07-15 10:14:00 PM
1 votes:
hipiseverything.files.wordpress.com

/I stole this, retroactively.
2012-07-15 09:55:12 PM
1 votes:

Waxing_Chewbacca: StranahansBarracuda: czetie: Apparently the one person who would know said Romney would suffer damage if he released the returns: Steve Schmidt, who examined the returns for the McCain campaign.

We're going to need more popcorn.

Oooooo, the thick plottens!

This is the guy that said YES to Caribou Barbie overs Mittens and every Mormon vote in the nation not to mention a "bizness man" at a time of economic collapse. The tax returns must be poison.


They've gotta be horrendously offensive when viewed in this economic climate. Palin made me facepalm so hard I got a bruise. My dream ticket was Santorum/Bachmann, but I'll take Mittens going down in million dollar tainted flames just as gleefully.
2012-07-15 09:20:32 PM
1 votes:

randomjsa: Somebody who used to work for the Obama administration is going to talk about what people have on their tax returns?


dlnqnt.com
/People are going to be talking about this for a long, long time.
//Best get comfortable
2012-07-15 09:10:15 PM
1 votes:
i47.tinypic.com

I think you're all misunderstanding this. This was not a meltdown. It was clearly a capstone project for a certain MS.
2012-07-15 09:09:10 PM
1 votes:

3_Butt_Cheeks: Hobodeluxe: Nem Wan: Simple question:

Why is Mitt Romney willing to share more information with the people deciding if he should be vice president than with the people deciding if he should be president?

Um, what's up with the BIG BOLD TEXT???


Embiggened and emboldened for emphasis and truth.

You getting enough sleep, 3BC?

We do worry about you, you know.

/Fark's biggest problem is that it loves too much.
2012-07-15 09:08:42 PM
1 votes:
Well, I'm not uptight
Not unattractive
Turn me on tonight
'Cause I'm retroactive
Retroactive

There's not a slight
Chance I'm massive
Turn me loose tonight
'Cause I'm retroactive
Retroactive

I want to GOP with you
I want to pray with you, baby
I want to splay with you
And I want you to know

Got to concentrate
Don't be distractive
Vote for me tonight
'Cause I'm retroactive
Retroactive

Retroactive
Retroactive

I want to GOP with you
I want to pray with you, baby
I want to splay with you
And I want you to know

Got to concentrate
Don't be pro-active
Nominate me tonight
'Cause I'm retroactive oh, yeah
Oh, yeah, retroactive
Don't you stand, stand too close
You might catch it
2012-07-15 09:03:13 PM
1 votes:
Meltdown complete.

Wow. Today has been a funny day here at Fark.
2012-07-15 09:01:25 PM
1 votes:

coeyagi: This thread is getting VERY retroactive.


Win
2012-07-15 08:52:19 PM
1 votes:

Pharque-it: I was the CEO of Bain from 1999 thru 2002. For 100 M$ retroactively.


Me too. How come I haven't been paid yet? I guess there's interest involved in the late payment, and that has to be applied retroactively. My name's not on the papers because figurehead Romney chose to put his name there. But I was the actual person doing all the work.
2012-07-15 08:48:55 PM
1 votes:
He WILL have to release the returns before the election or he will get crucified, so it would seem more sense to get it out of the way now. Unless its just really really bad.
2012-07-15 08:42:16 PM
1 votes:

MithrandirBooga: abb3w: And the chorus calling for the tax returns now includes RINOs like Bill Kristol and George Will.


Here's what I worry about. What if Romney only released one year of returns so that he would create a controversy by making it look like he's hiding something, knowing full well that Obama would eventually jump on that. He could let it stew for a few days once it hits the media, letting it blow up into this huge thing, then he magically releases the returns one day, only to reveal... nothing,

It would instantly derail any momentum Obama had and make him seem toothless, creating a big stir over nothing at all, and making it that much harder to trust any future attacks that Obama may launch.


Granted, this is attributing great mental attributes to an apparent automaton that speaks phrases like "Lemon, Wet, Good", but just suppose, for one minute, that he accidentally had a stroke of genius?


That assumes that the Obama people don't know what's in the tax returns. I'm afraid you're quite mistaken. The Obama folks know exactly what's in the returns, through other means. They would just prefer to see Romney stew it out having to reveal the returns himself.
2012-07-15 08:40:43 PM
1 votes:

Nem Wan: Simple question:

Why is Mitt Romney willing to share more information with the people deciding if he should be vice president than with the people deciding if he should be president?

2012-07-15 08:05:22 PM
1 votes:
I guess retroactive retirement makes sense to people who baptize the dead
2012-07-15 07:11:20 PM
1 votes:
I've seen a few people with this tweet, and I agree:

RT @jeremyjewitt: This election is a choice between #Forward and #Retroactively.
2012-07-15 07:00:05 PM
1 votes:
FIRST! Retroactively.
2012-07-15 07:00:02 PM
1 votes:

Chimperror2: And Obama looked and Rahm's tax returns and went with Joe Biden. Oh snappier.


Eh, Biden has been incredibly effective as a VP, he can connect with people in a way that nearly no other politician can. Emanuel, otoh, has a reputation as a really bad hothead... he gets stuff done, but uses profanity and conducts himself in an unprofessional manner on a regular basis. I kind of doubt taxes really factored into it though because if there had been a substantive tax issue by their research teams, they wouldn't have picked Emanuel to be Chief of Staff. But no, keep on pretending you have a point... I won't stop you... today is just too funny.
2012-07-15 06:58:54 PM
1 votes:

Mawson of the Antarctic: Just saw the twitter posts and it brings a tear of joy to my eye. Assholes like Romney who spit upon the common man deserve to be endlessly mocked

Has anyone speculated whether or not Romney may be autistic and can't read societal clues... or does ungodly amounts of money make you unable to read societal clues because you don't give a Fark?


It's probably more of the second. When you live your life in an insulated bubble full of yes-men and people who make careers out of pleasing you, when you have the kind of money that can keep you completely separated from any disagreeable opinion, you lose all perspective and you can, in fact, become incapable of reading normal social cues.

It's one of the reasons that being rich can actually destroy you. Your entire perspective changes and that radiates out into your relationships and any communication you might have with average people.
2012-07-15 06:58:29 PM
1 votes:
rlv.zcache.com

First hit on GIS of "retroactively".

The Interwebs are winning today.
2012-07-15 06:54:58 PM
1 votes:

you are a puppet: Retired retroactively? Pricipal says no racially. Best part, forever.


reaction.ralfvandenboom.nl
2012-07-15 06:54:16 PM
1 votes:

bugontherug: bugontherug: the Romney campaign continues on its flurry of lies.

Did I say "flurry" of lies? I'm sorry, I should have said "blizzard" of lies.


More of a "freezing rain" of lies... But the Obama team has metal spiked shoes, and the Romney crew slips and busts their ass every other step.
2012-07-15 06:49:52 PM
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DeltaPunch: Mrtraveler01: To think, Fark can outsource trolls like you to India, pay them a fraction of the cost they pay you and STILL be more coherant than you.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I actually miss GaryPDX...


He wasn't banned, he left retroactively.
2012-07-15 06:48:22 PM
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Nucleus: Did Mitt release those tax returns yet?

Uh Oh! Catch 22 Mitt. The longer he waits to release his tax returns the more he looks like an America-hating tax dodger. But, the second he releases them he'll be confirmed as an America-hating tax dodger.

Even republicans know you can't trust a cultist that hides his money in socialist Switzerland. What are you afraid of Mitt?


Something widely overlooked: Gillespie repeated the lie that John Kerry had only released two years of tax returns in 2004. In reality, he had released 20 years of tax returns. The other 18 he had already released annually as they came up.

And to be clear, this was an absolute lie. The Romney campaign has been called out on it before. They know it's a lie, and they keep repeating it.

Yet in our bizarre, pro-corporate political culture, the media says Obama is a liar when he truthfully says Romney was responsible for shipping jobs overseas, but are conveniently silent when the Romney campaign continues on its flurry of lies.
2012-07-15 06:47:17 PM
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Chimperror2: And Obama looked and Rahm's tax returns and went with Joe Biden. Oh snappier.


Can you guys at least spell correctly if you want to troll me?

Jesus you guys suck at this.
2012-07-15 06:45:22 PM
1 votes:

3_Butt_Cheeks: So Rahm has info we would ALL love to dissect, but chooses to hide it because his murder and violent crime rates are so awesome blah blah blah....Hey Mr Mayor...Please explain how your policies have lessened crime and promoted work. Go ahead. No racially of course.


To think, Fark can outsource trolls like you to India, pay them a fraction of the cost they pay you and STILL be more coherant than you.
2012-07-15 06:44:38 PM
1 votes:

3_Butt_Cheeks: OMG Romney has MONEY!!

Romney is responsible for Crystal Pepsi


Hey, how's that MS in "cybersecurity" that took you less than a year to get working out for you?
2012-07-15 06:44:05 PM
1 votes:

3_Butt_Cheeks: So Rahm has info we would ALL love to dissect, but chooses to hide it because his murder and violent crime rates are so awesome blah blah blah....Hey Mr Mayor...Please explain how your policies have lessened crime and promoted work. Go ahead. No racially of course.


No racially? You suck at this. I hope the RNC fires you.
2012-07-15 06:39:52 PM
1 votes:

3_Butt_Cheeks: OMG Romney has MONEY!!

Romney is responsible for Crystal Pepsi


Yep he has money. Which is fine and dandy. And he pays 14% effective tax rates which is legal too.

But that still isn't good enough for our entitled rich guy nooo....the system is still treating him and people like him unfairly in his eyes and therefore it needs to be reformed so it can be EVEN more in their favor.

/rolls eyes
2012-07-15 06:36:15 PM
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Curious: Waxing_Chewbacca: Kerry wanted McCain

NRO says Biden wanted McCain but in any case that might have worked. far easier than McCain Lieberman.


This was 2004 before McCain sold his soul. He's getting it back a bit but he's lost all credibility in my book. My book having no relevance to anything.
2012-07-15 06:33:50 PM
1 votes:
I heard that retroviral drugs were retroactively unkilling gay people in San Francisco. -Herman Cain
2012-07-15 06:30:03 PM
1 votes:

coeyagi: Curious: coeyagi: Zerochance: Is Ed Gillespie the same that made the etch-a-sketch comment, and if so, how was he not been fired yet? Or retroactively quit?

No, it was Eric Fehrnstrom, and I believe he has been erased... from existence!

nah he's still around. on July 2nd he made the it's not a tax it's a penalty statement.

Wow, ok, at least Romney is loyal to his peeps, to a fault.


Unless it turns out they're gay. Then he retroactively doesn't hire them.
2012-07-15 06:28:30 PM
1 votes:

Curious: coeyagi: Zerochance: Is Ed Gillespie the same that made the etch-a-sketch comment, and if so, how was he not been fired yet? Or retroactively quit?

No, it was Eric Fehrnstrom, and I believe he has been erased... from existence!

nah he's still around. on July 2nd he made the it's not a tax it's a penalty statement.


Wow, ok, at least Romney is loyal to his peeps, to a fault.
2012-07-15 06:28:21 PM
1 votes:
I didn't rape her your honor... No, not yet, I'm still working on getting her to retroactively give me consent. Don't look at me like that, these things take time. Listen, this is how business works, why do you hate America?
2012-07-15 06:26:11 PM
1 votes:
While the Romney/Bain thing maybe unclear what is crystal clear is that that Right can dish it out but they certainly can't take it.
2012-07-15 06:12:08 PM
1 votes:
I love how it's an "attack" to point out something that Romney himself claimed in documented evidence, that he was "sole shareholder, sole director, chief executive officer and president" of Bain during that time. He sure didn't turn down the paychecks or investment income, now did he?

I still don't understand how Romney let this become an issue. His base, and even a lot of swing voters, would slurp up any free market tripe he chose to spout about how Bain conducted itself. His own campaign has shot itself in the foot by all of this unnecessary obfuscation and tap dancing.
2012-07-15 06:10:56 PM
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deadcrickets: Except for the fact that he's still admitting he committed perjury not only on paperwork turned into the SEC but also to the commission in Massachusetts. We're not talking misdemeanors or even minor felonies here. We're talking about 20+ years in PMITA.


Unless he DID work for Bain, and simply lied to everyone else about leaving in 1999.

But here's what really makes me laugh: you know how you tell a lie to avoid a situation, and it snowballs into this huge problem that's orders of magnitude larger than the original problem you were avoiding by lying in the first place? Mitt should have said "yes I was still with Bain on paper until 2002, but I had nothing to do with the whole outsourcing thing because I was in Utah." Voila, problem solved. Instead, he overreached and claimed that he wasn't with Bain AT ALL, which is a lie, and guess what?.... he's STILL getting hammered for outsourcing. It's absolutely delicious.
2012-07-15 06:10:44 PM
1 votes:

MithrandirBooga: abb3w: And the chorus calling for the tax returns now includes RINOs like Bill Kristol and George Will.


Here's what I worry about. What if Romney only released one year of returns so that he would create a controversy by making it look like he's hiding something, knowing full well that Obama would eventually jump on that. He could let it stew for a few days once it hits the media, letting it blow up into this huge thing, then he magically releases the returns one day, only to reveal... nothing,

It would instantly derail any momentum Obama had and make him seem toothless, creating a big stir over nothing at all, and making it that much harder to trust any future attacks that Obama may launch.


Granted, this is attributing great mental attributes to an apparent automaton that speaks phrases like "Lemon, Wet, Good", but just suppose, for one minute, that he accidentally had a stroke of genius?


those accounts in switzerland, the cayman islands and where was it, bermuda? tend to make me think this isn't likely.
2012-07-15 06:10:28 PM
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cchris_39: coeyagi: cchris_39: I've seen his tax returns.

He made alot of money and actually kept a bunch of it.

Bastard. Get the pitchforks.

MAXIMUM. STRAWMAN.

I'm open to other theories if you care to advance one.

If there is something wrong with making alot of money and keeping as much as you can, have at it. I still think that is what most Americans aspire to.


The problem is... we're not discussing that. The tax returns aren't going to show that he kept money. We all know he did. It's what we don't know, which is what he's trying to hide, silly.

//try to keep up
2012-07-15 06:09:35 PM
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cameroncrazy1984: cchris_39: I've seen his tax returns.

He made alot of money and actually kept a bunch of it.

Bastard. Get the pitchforks.

He kept it, sure. In the Caymans.


I wish I could be Romney's money.

A vacation in the Cayman Island's sounds real good right now.
2012-07-15 06:09:02 PM
1 votes:

cchris_39: I've seen his tax returns.

He made alot of money and actually kept a bunch of it.

Bastard. Get the pitchforks.


You sound tired, Chris. You can't defend the Pillar of Free Market Capitalism better than that? I mean, I know his Schroedinger-like superpositioning on the political spectrum does provide you with some doubts, but rest assured, Chris, just because Romney has controlling interest in Elmer's (retroactively, of course) and doesn't want regulations like "hazard" labels on consumer products, there's no possible way as President he could be liable when you overdose on sniffing glue.

//Chris, Mitt Romney's heart will go on for you!
2012-07-15 06:04:28 PM
1 votes:
In Die Hard, Dick Thornberg tells Harvey Johnson of Channel 5 News to "Eat it, Harvey." Now, in 2012, realizing the errors of his ways (especially his quip about Helsinki, Sweden) as he puts a Baretta in his mouth, he decides to retroactively "eat IT".
2012-07-15 05:56:42 PM
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hinten: How bad is it when they investigated him and chose Palin over him?
Did he kill someone or just his dog?


To be fair, Palin had just as much dirt under her fingernails if not more. Her selection was a craven attemp to appeal to disgruntled Clinton supporters, and not an indication of a superior candidate.

That being said, I think McCain wanted Lieberman as his running mate originally so...Romney didn't even earn runner up in that beauty contest.
2012-07-15 05:54:56 PM
1 votes:
And the hits just keep on coming

farm9.staticflickr.com

I can't wait for this week. I'll have to go stock up on popcorn tonight.
2012-07-15 05:54:03 PM
1 votes:

MithrandirBooga: It would instantly derail any momentum Obama had and make him seem toothless, creating a big stir over nothing at all, and making it that much harder to trust any future attacks that Obama may launch.


Unless, of course, the Obama campaign say something on the lines of "We'd like to publicly thank the Romney campaign for finally following the example his father set regarding tax returns. We're still wondering when he'll be presenting an internally consistent account of his time at Bain capital."

Waxing_Chewbacca: I doubt it's disqualifying (what would be? A felony.)


Possibly something showing that the bulk of his current holdings are invested in China.
Or maybe major investment links to Iran.

But yeah, hard to be outright disqualifying.
2012-07-15 05:53:46 PM
1 votes:

MithrandirBooga: abb3w: And the chorus calling for the tax returns now includes RINOs like Bill Kristol and George Will.


Here's what I worry about. What if Romney only released one year of returns so that he would create a controversy by making it look like he's hiding something, knowing full well that Obama would eventually jump on that. He could let it stew for a few days once it hits the media, letting it blow up into this huge thing, then he magically releases the returns one day, only to reveal... nothing,

It would instantly derail any momentum Obama had and make him seem toothless, creating a big stir over nothing at all, and making it that much harder to trust any future attacks that Obama may launch.


Granted, this is attributing great mental attributes to an apparent automaton that speaks phrases like "Lemon, Wet, Good", but just suppose, for one minute, that he accidentally had a stroke of genius?


Except for the fact that he's still admitting he committed perjury not only on paperwork turned into the SEC but also to the commission in Massachusetts. We're not talking misdemeanors or even minor felonies here. We're talking about 20+ years in PMITA.
2012-07-15 05:51:01 PM
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cameroncrazy1984: Clowns are a Ten: Mitt Romney was for working at Bain before he was against it.

What's so hard to understand? Farking libtards.

Hey, I said that yesterday!

Everyone's stealing my sh*t.


Redistribution of Wit.

Thanks, Obama.
2012-07-15 05:38:05 PM
1 votes:
Mitt Romney is Vince McMahon, dammit! Just without the charisma.
2012-07-15 05:38:03 PM
1 votes:
Listen, it makes sense to the kind of people who think one can retroactively place a birth announcement in a Hawaiian newspaper.
2012-07-15 05:36:06 PM
1 votes:

Nickster79: "He actually retired retroactively at that point," Romney adviser Ed GillespieGeorge Orwell said.

2012-07-15 05:35:14 PM
1 votes:
Romney has refused and says that no amount of disclosure would satisfy his critics.


Where have we seen that before?
2012-07-15 05:35:04 PM
1 votes:
So if he did retire retroactively then I wonder if he repaid Bain the 100k he earned in salary for those years. Is there any dicumentation he did? Maybe that's the 38th question from yesterday's Forbes link that needs to be added.
2012-07-15 05:32:56 PM
1 votes:
The Daily Edge @TheDailyEdge
How did Bristol Palin become an abstinence expert? #Retroactively
2012-07-15 05:30:56 PM
1 votes:
We didn't fark your wife... We were retroactively farking our concubine. So what the hell are you so upset about?
2012-07-15 05:30:35 PM
1 votes:

MithrandirBooga: abb3w: And the chorus calling for the tax returns now includes RINOs like Bill Kristol and George Will.


Here's what I worry about. What if Romney only released one year of returns so that he would create a controversy by making it look like he's hiding something, knowing full well that Obama would eventually jump on that. He could let it stew for a few days once it hits the media, letting it blow up into this huge thing, then he magically releases the returns one day, only to reveal... nothing,

It would instantly derail any momentum Obama had and make him seem toothless, creating a big stir over nothing at all, and making it that much harder to trust any future attacks that Obama may launch.


Granted, this is attributing great mental attributes to an apparent automaton that speaks phrases like "Lemon, Wet, Good", but just suppose, for one minute, that he accidentally had a stroke of genius?


Don't think it would matter: Unlike some of the birthers who go "ZOMG he's still hiding somethign sinister", I think Obama himself would very easily be able to switch tracks, and simply ask him "There, was that so hard?". Or hammer him on his flip-folpyness, since he doubled down on friday that he *ABSOLUTELY* would not release them. "Apparently firm commitments are not Mr. Romney's strong points."
2012-07-15 05:26:34 PM
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Notabunny: Dammitsomuch. This means the convention is going to nominate a Gingrich/Santorum ticket, doesn't it.


dtdstudios.com
2012-07-15 05:25:52 PM
1 votes:
Don't worry baby. I'll just put it in a little - just to see how it feels. Just the tip...retroactively.
2012-07-15 05:25:51 PM
1 votes:
Is it good, when your own teammates are concern trolling?

"He should release the tax returns tomorrow. It's crazy. You've got to release six, eight, 10 years of back tax returns," said conservative Bill Kristol, joining the Republicans who want to turn the page on stories about Romney's vast personal wealth. "Take the hit for a day or two."

Unless, as Obama's team hints, the returns prove disqualifying.
"The costs of not releasing the returns are clear," conservative columnist George Will said. "Therefore, he must have calculated there are higher costs to releasing them."
2012-07-15 05:23:09 PM
1 votes:
So Romney wants to become President next year so he can retroactively retire from the Presidency last year. That lack of caffeine, nicotine and alcholol make him a farkin' genius.
2012-07-15 05:22:37 PM
1 votes:
Dammitsomuch. This means the convention is going to nominate a Gingrich/Santorum ticket, doesn't it.
2012-07-15 05:20:14 PM
1 votes:

Coco LaFemme: I farking love Rahm Emanuel. He is consistently fresh out of farks to give.


I like him better when he wasn't the Mayor of Chicago. Good guy to have on a campaign as an advisor but way too corrupt to be running this city. Plus he's been known to be on the wrong side of way too many internal squabbles in the democratic party.
2012-07-15 05:19:45 PM
1 votes:
My aunt retroactively acquired balls and became my uncle.
2012-07-15 05:18:59 PM
1 votes:
"If I stick a chicken wing in my dickhole, I can retroactively prevent my pregnant secretary from getting pregnant?"
2012-07-15 05:15:40 PM
1 votes:
"We were on a break!"
2012-07-15 05:14:50 PM
1 votes:
Bristol Palin became an abstinence expert retroactively.
2012-07-15 05:12:37 PM
1 votes:
I didn't kill my baby. I had a retroactive abortion.
2012-07-15 05:02:21 PM
1 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: BSABSVR: I wasn't cheating on my wife, I was retroactively dating.

That's going on twitter.

Thanks!


Already there...sorta

Melhi@Melhi

"Technically, you didn't catch me cheating. I'm #retroactively breaking up w/ you last week" This is how the world works, right Mittens?
2012-07-15 04:59:26 PM
1 votes:

BSABSVR: I wasn't cheating on my wife, I was retroactively dating.


That's going on twitter.

Thanks!
2012-07-15 04:57:12 PM
1 votes:

BSABSVR: I wasn't cheating on my wife, I was retroactively dating.


I may have to use this...
2012-07-15 04:50:23 PM
1 votes:

Sgt Otter: sammyk: I've heard this same point made by several farkers in the last few days. What is Rahm's fark handle?

[img.photobucket.com image 400x400]

He also posted this in another thread.


Nah, you can't be Emanuel. You don't swear enough.
2012-07-15 04:50:21 PM
1 votes:

robsul82: Shocked if #retiredretroactively isn't a running joke on Twitter with people saying they did ______ retroactively.


#Retroactively is already trending on Twitter
2012-07-15 04:47:09 PM
1 votes:
#retroactively is now trending, lol.

"Michael Jordan has declared he retired retroactively, those two seasons with the Wizards don't count."

"Al Gore says he was retroactively president from 2001-2009."

And it goes on from there.
2012-07-15 04:45:31 PM
1 votes:
Obama announces that he retroactively won World War 2 for the US.

Top that, Romney.
2012-07-15 04:40:00 PM
1 votes:

sammyk: I've heard this same point made by several farkers in the last few days. What is Rahm's fark handle?


img.photobucket.com

He also posted this in another thread.
2012-07-15 04:23:15 PM
1 votes:
How bad is it when they investigated him and chose Palin over him?
Did he kill someone or just his dog?
2012-07-15 04:22:12 PM
1 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: "He actually retired retroactively at that point," Romney adviser Ed Gillespie said.

Srsly?

Good luck with that!


No kidding.Obama's folks need to make a comedy ad about how to retire retroactively.
2012-07-15 04:09:15 PM
1 votes:
"Retired retroactively," hahaha...no way that's not going to be on everybody's lips on Monday.
2012-07-15 04:05:09 PM
1 votes:

St_Francis_P: It's obvious that McCain went with Palin for her razor-sharp intellect, political experience, and grace under pressure.


Also her great eyesight. It's not easy to see Putin from Alaska.
2012-07-15 04:04:04 PM
1 votes:
It's obvious that McCain went with Palin for her razor-sharp intellect, political experience, and grace under pressure.
2012-07-15 03:58:55 PM
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"He actually retired retroactively at that point," Romney adviser Ed Gillespie said.

Srsly?

Good luck with that!
2012-07-15 03:58:07 PM
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"He actually retired retroactively at that point," Romney adviser Ed Gillespie said. "He ended up not going back to the firm after his time in Salt Lake City. So he was actually retired from Bain."

/good lord...
2012-07-15 03:41:01 PM
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Therefore Sarah Palin is smarter than Mittens and she is now Queen of Murica and everyone has to eat peanut butter and bologna sandwiches for every meal.
 
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