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2012-07-18 03:18:06 PM  
15 votes:
When I was doing cocaine, I was always ready to take those 3 AM phone calls.
2012-07-18 01:03:21 PM  
13 votes:
Nothing gets people excited like hearing a Mormon lecture you about substances.
2012-07-18 02:31:53 PM  
10 votes:
I do not care if a President once used cocaine.

I just care if they are honest about it, and that they aren't currently using cocaine.

I do not care if a President once used pot, and I don't care if they are currently smoking pot.

We need to ask ourselves, "Is this a President I'd pass the bong too?".
2012-07-18 02:33:32 PM  
9 votes:
I read somewhere that Romney did coffee when he was in France during the Vietnam War.
2012-07-18 03:52:28 PM  
7 votes:
I know a guy that went to church with Obama at Wright's church. I guess every sermon started out with the Reverend asking God to damn America. Obama sat in the front row and would leap to his feet and shout out "Ali Akbar" or something Arabic, then realize he was not in a mosque, and say " I mean Amen!" Many times the people would wonder why a non-christian would attend a Christian church for twenty years without missing a single sermon, but in the end everyone just assumed he must be selling drugs after church.
2012-07-18 03:20:58 PM  
7 votes:
i58.photobucket.com
2012-07-18 03:15:26 PM  
7 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
2012-07-18 03:00:50 PM  
6 votes:
Obama tried cocaine? I didn't know that.

I heard Obama also knew Rev. Wright, and Bill Ayers, and he's from Chicago, and he went to school at a madrassa in Indonesia, and his dad was from Africa.

Once all THAT info becomes public, Obama will be done for!
2012-07-18 01:10:42 PM  
6 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: Reportedly, Mitt is REALLY into lecturing about substances, going so far as to report people for smoking pot on a beach.


Reporting? Or dressing like a cop and going down there with a nightstick? Just asking questions.
2012-07-18 03:19:45 PM  
5 votes:

randomjsa: vernonFL: I heard Obama also knew Rev. Wright

I know my doctor. In as much as I go see him occasionally and chat it up while he figures out what's wrong with me and if I meet him in public we talk.

I don't hang out with him for 20 years, let him perform my wedding, and baptize my children, and then pretend like I had no idea what kind of person he was.

I know my friends that I've had for years. I know precisely what kind of people they are. Apparently Obama can't say the same thing.



Why would you let your doctor perform at your wedding and baptize your children?
2012-07-18 08:17:08 PM  
4 votes:

i229.photobucket.comtalkingpointsmemo.com

media.salon.com

"Rook to King's Bishop three. Check."

talkingpointsmemo.com

....

3.bp.blogspot.com

...

www.foreignpolicy.com

JENGAAAA!!!

1.bp.blogspot.com

2012-07-18 04:30:04 PM  
4 votes:

bootman: Gov. Romney


Obama and Congress need to do something useful, like pass a law that once somebody leaves office they don't get to use the title anymore. Like that turd Sununu calling himself 'Governor.' Last time he was governor, Chris Christie could still see his penis.
2012-07-18 03:36:19 PM  
4 votes:

Does Romney really want to open up the "Look what he did back in his school days door!?!?!



cdn.snarkfood.com



The guy who gay bashed a kid and held him down (while he cried for help) and shaved his head?

cdn.snarkfood.com



The guy who impersonated a police officer and harassed people just for fun?

cdn.snarkfood.com



Using the same attack that didn't stick in 2008 ?

/wow
//Romney is toast.
2012-07-18 03:17:43 PM  
4 votes:
I don't really like cocaine but I love the way it smells.
2012-07-18 06:53:04 PM  
3 votes:
i14.photobucket.comi14.photobucket.com
2012-07-18 06:08:36 PM  
3 votes:

Debeo Summa Credo: If you're so concerned about obfuscating history, were you similarly concerned about Obama's reluctance to release the long form gift certificate?


So it wasn't enough to hound the guy over his birth certificate, which no other President has ever had to provide. Now you want to see his gift certificates too? What's next?
2012-07-18 05:30:45 PM  
3 votes:
That blows. His campaign is off the rails. Read between the lines, Romney, its a bumpy ride and it will make you numb. It ain't over til the white lady sings. Sniff sniff.

/dare to think for yourself
2012-07-18 03:40:36 PM  
3 votes:
Dear GOP:

Your stuttering, gibbering, coke-and-booze-addled moron got a free pass on this, in spite of showing every sign of having been badly damaged by it. How can you not understand that you don't get to have it both ways.

Regards,
Reality
2012-07-18 03:38:51 PM  
3 votes:
Lord,

I'm not a praying soul. But please, oh lord, please, explain to me. Fill my mind with your wisdom. Why are jactards like Mitt Romney the ones who are born to money? And if it's your will that we live our lives of modest means, why are those jactards looked upon as Gods among men. To be envied. To be emulated.

Yes, I know JHC told us all about money being the root of all evil. About how it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter into heaven. But... you know... it would be just a tinge easier on us if you'd stop letting these assholes take charge.

You know, where is that divine retribution on the weak we keep hearing about? Where is the help for the struggling and the poor?

I realize religion comes down to believing in the unprovable, and asking proof of your existence negates the sincerity of my faith and some such. Put it would be nice for you to let us know who really is in charge every now and again.

--Skippy
2012-07-18 03:38:40 PM  
3 votes:

Debeo Summa Credo: Holy shiat, I'm no more concerned about Obama's cocaine use than I am about the silly ass criticism of Romney's career, but wow.


You're right, those two are exactly the same.

Oh my, you're just SO independent...
2012-07-18 03:38:36 PM  
3 votes:

Debeo Summa Credo: FTA:

"If Mitt Romney had a record he could defend, I don't think he'd have to resort to the gutter tactics that his advisors are pursuing," said Bill Burton, the senior adviser to the pro-Obama SuperPAC Priorities USA Action. "This campaign has been about issues"

Wow, he actually said that! I know it's not Obama's campaign team but just some clown from a superPAC, but that's a ridiculously delusional pot-calling-the-kettle-black comment. Holy shiat, I'm no more concerned about Obama's cocaine use than I am about the silly ass criticism of Romney's career, but wow.

This is another negative result of Citizen's united - so much money is in these campaigns that we're going to get about 10x the amount of pointless, lying, political bullshiat (from both sides) than we used to get. Sickening


Boring.

Say something hilariously wrong about economics instead.
2012-07-18 03:32:53 PM  
3 votes:

cman: farking love cocaine

Too bad it is too farking short of duration


"Cocaine"

A production in one act by Lenny_da_Hog

(snnnnnerf)

Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet?....

Wow. I was high!
(snnnnnerf)

Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet?....

Wow. I was high!
(snnnnnerf)

Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet?....

Wow. I was high!
(snnnnnerf)

/fin
2012-07-18 02:04:37 PM  
3 votes:
"W-T-F," one top Democrat emailed BuzzFeed. "This is insane. Do they even know what they're doing anymore?"

Kinda like this, intellectually.
i1244.photobucket.com
2012-07-18 01:59:24 PM  
3 votes:
ROMNEY 2012: WE GOT NUTHIN'
2012-07-18 06:58:38 PM  
2 votes:

ignatius_crumbcake: Like that turd Sununu calling himself 'Governor.' Last time he was governor, Chris Christie could still see his penis.


upload.wikimedia.org

"Yeah, well I can see the top of ya Mom's head bobbin' back and forth down there, so I got that goin' for me, right? Ya f*ckin' jagoff."

2012-07-18 06:35:47 PM  
2 votes:

For those of you just joining this thread, a recap of the Rmoney campaign platform.
i1125.photobucket.com

2012-07-18 05:29:35 PM  
2 votes:
most American draft dodgers went to Canada. Mitt went to Paris.
2012-07-18 05:26:34 PM  
2 votes:
resources2.news.com.au

Obama camp counters with
2012-07-18 05:10:04 PM  
2 votes:

James F. Campbell: But I personally resent being looked down on because I haven't done drugs.


You should smoke a bowl, it'll help you get over it.
2012-07-18 04:34:24 PM  
2 votes:

James F. Campbell: "e) you didn't need drugs because you had sufficient intelligence and curiosity to keep you otherwise occupied"?


haha jesus christ, what are you 12?
2012-07-18 04:20:02 PM  
2 votes:

Debeo Summa Credo: Dude, of course CEO salaries are set by their market value. It's what they receive in the market!


So you don't understand what market forces are and how they operate. Got it. I'd accept this level of ignorance out of you if I and a dozen other people hadn't explained how CEO salaries are set a dozen times in a dozen threads and watched you conveniently skip the posts or leave.

Debeo Summa Credo: I've voted for Clinton, gore, Kerry and Obama


Sure you have. You spend 99% of your time in this forum talking one way and the remaining 1% tacking the economic equivalent of "I'm not a racist but" onto your posts.
2012-07-18 04:03:14 PM  
2 votes:
emotibot.net

Willy Geist wants conservatives to know that Willy Willy Geist won't, go home. But you can't push Willy round Willy won't go. Try tellin everybody but, oh no. Little Willy Willy won't *bunk* *bunk*... go home!
2012-07-18 04:02:36 PM  
2 votes:

quizzical: Corvus: Here is the problem with your "Obama is a scary person" 2008 types of attacks. OBAMA has already been president for 4 years!! Everyone already knows him pretty well and they think of him as "cool" and "the adult in the room". You trying to redefine him at this point is only going to fail.

Between this and the "no experience" lines of attack, Romney's campaign seems pretty insistent on ignoring the fact Obama has been President for four years.


Perhaps they're counting on Obama to "retroactively retire" from the presidency in 2008. Then he'd totally be inexperienced again!
2012-07-18 03:52:03 PM  
2 votes:

what_now: [www.drinkalot.com image 597x647]


www.roflcat.com
2012-07-18 03:30:39 PM  
2 votes:
I bet Obama is one of those super annoying cokeheads that constantly talks about himself.

*snarf* I'm the first black President
*snarf* I met Jay Z and Oprah
*snarf* I got the nuclear football

etc...
2012-07-18 03:27:05 PM  
2 votes:

Lando Lincoln: Yes, let's talk about that.

Obama admitted to doing cocaine when he was in his early 20's or in his teen years. I can't remember which right now.

And...what? What else would you like to add to that?


So, the president has done something most Americans do in college? One of US! One of US! One of US! Unlike that magic underwear wearing dude who won't even drink a cup of coffee and is not even a Christian Mitt Romney.
2012-07-18 03:21:47 PM  
2 votes:
2008 called. They want Romney to give them their failed campaign tactics back.

/And yes, I did warn them about the BP oil spill and the earthquake in Japan, among other things.
//Turns out it just created an alternate time line, like in Back to the Future.
///Doc Brown was right!
2012-07-18 03:21:42 PM  
2 votes:

randomjsa: vernonFL: I heard Obama also knew Rev. Wright

I know my doctor. In as much as I go see him occasionally and chat it up while he figures out what's wrong with me and if I meet him in public we talk.

I don't hang out with him for 20 years, let him perform my wedding, and baptize my children, and then pretend like I had no idea what kind of person he was.

I know my friends that I've had for years. I know precisely what kind of people they are. Apparently Obama can't say the same thing.


You do realize it's not 2008 anymore, right?
2012-07-18 03:19:50 PM  
2 votes:

doyner: And yet those who will be outraged still conveniently forget GWBs years of cocaine use.


Conveniently forgetting about GWB has been part of the Republican platform since 2008.
2012-07-18 03:19:15 PM  
2 votes:
Which prison sentence is longer...possession of cocaine or SEC fraud?
2012-07-18 03:16:57 PM  
2 votes:
So the big counter punch to what is probably the worst week of the entire Romney campaign so far is cocaine and Tony Rezko?

What's next? The "Whitey Tape"?
2012-07-18 02:29:17 PM  
2 votes:
Yes, let's talk about that.

Obama admitted to doing cocaine when he was in his early 20's or in his teen years. I can't remember which right now.

And...what? What else would you like to add to that?
2012-07-18 01:51:32 PM  
2 votes:
While Obama was getting mellow, Romney was impersonating a police officer.

cameroncrazy1984: going so far as to report people for smoking pot on a beach.


The guy's an authoritarian. Whether it's assaulting the gay kid for looking gay, impersonating a police officer for a laugh, or harassing people in public for living their lives as they see fit to, you can count on one thing: Any move Romney makes will be a dick move.
2012-07-18 01:11:01 PM  
2 votes:
You know, I heard Obama used to have some Rabbi dude who said he didn't like Amerigo Vespucci. Or something like that. Maybe they can attack him with that?
2012-07-18 12:56:27 PM  
2 votes:

Why do conservatives act so mentally deficient? It turns out they may actually be mentally deficient. Check this shiat out:



Conservatives--particularly tough-on-crime, pro-military conservatives--have a more pronounced startle reflex, measured by eye-blink length after hearing a sudden loud noise. Furthermore, when showed threatening images--maggots in an open wound, a large spider on someone's face--conservatives displayed a greater galvanic skin response, caused by subliminal increases in sweat gland activity. These traits are linked to high activity in the amygdala, center of emotional processing and seat of the fear response. Liberals displayed these reactions as well--the fight-or-flight response is universal--but in conservatives, it was stronger, faster, and more pervasive. This also explains why liberals who are placed under stress, time pressure, or emotional duress are more likely to endorse conservative viewpoints they would not have otherwise espoused.

And then there are the liberals and the anterior cingulate cortex, or ACC. Its role in the brain is somewhat more complicated, but there is still general scientific consensus that it is involved in error detection and conflict monitoring, and ultimately cognitive control. Consider a 2007 work published in Nature Neuroscience, one of the earliest political neuroscience studies. The researchers hypothesized that liberals have more active ACCs, since they are more flexible and intellectually innovative, and more tolerant of uncertainty. Then they proved as much by having liberals and conservatives perform a classic test for conflict monitoring, of the sort that the ACC is thought to govern.

It's called a "Go-No-Go" task: Study subjects are put in a situation where they are required to quickly tap a keyboard when they see "M" on screen--and become habituated to doing so. But one fifth of the time, the screen instead flashes a "W," and respondents have to quickly change their behavior and not tap the keyboard. Liberals performed better at the task--they were less likely to commit a 'D'oh!' and tap the keyboard at the wrong time--and they also showed more anterior cingulate cortex activity when engaging in the corrective response. This study was subsequently replicated by another research team, using a Canadian sample, who also linked more brain firing in the task to egalitarianism, and less firing to right-wing authoritarianism.

It is not difficult to interpret this finding: Liberal's greater anterior cingulate cortex activity indicates their greater cognitive flexibility and willingness to update and change their beliefs and responses vis-a-vis changing cues and situations.
2012-07-18 06:07:31 PM  
1 vote:

tooeasy: it'd be nice if Obama could run on his record, rather than slandering the other guy. having said that, I'll probably hold my nose and vote for him

/needs to appoint brooksley bourne and elisabeth warren to the cabinet, and get rid of rubin and summers as advisors
//actually find the clinton dlc people to be worse than republicans


How does anything here count as slander?
2012-07-18 05:48:29 PM  
1 vote:

Debeo Summa Credo: If you're so concerned about obfuscating history, were you similarly concerned about Obama's reluctance to release the long form gift certificate?


You're kidding, right?

You really think that asking Romney for his tax returns is the same thing as asking for a long form birth certificate?

What the fark is wrong with your head? Are you not aware that every President in recent history has been asked for their tax history and provided it in ample amounts? Are you aware that only ONE President has ever been asked for their birth certificate to prove they're a citizen?

No... you're not kidding... and you sound like you know your team is going to lose. The desperation in your posts is palpable.
2012-07-18 05:40:04 PM  
1 vote:

tartie_pants: [resources2.news.com.au image 316x421]

Obama camp counters with


[Adam Ant]

Damn you for putting that in my head.
2012-07-18 05:29:36 PM  
1 vote:

tartie_pants: [resources2.news.com.au image 316x421]

Obama camp counters with


Romney watched bad MTV videos in the 80s?
2012-07-18 05:26:40 PM  
1 vote:
Obama has nothing to hide. Unlike Mitt who doesn't want you looking at where his money is ,what it's doing and where it came from.
2012-07-18 05:22:11 PM  
1 vote:

acefox1: I don't drink, don't smoke and don't do drugs. Never have, never will.

That being said this attack is so pants-on-the-head retarded I can't believe professional political operatives are running things for the GOP and Romney's campaign.

I personally don't care what you sucked, drank, snorted or injected in the past. As long as you aren't driving a car, flying a plane, performing surgery or wearing the uniform you can be as high or bombed as you want when you are at home and off the clock.

Watching Romney flail around like this is like the end of a chess game. Every time he tries a different tactic he moves into check.

Obama used drugs as a college kid?

Who cares, Romney tortured a class-mate because he thought he was gay and impersonated a cop to bully people he didn't like. (And if you didn't care about what went up W's nose you aren't allowed to suddenly care now that it's a black Democrat in the White House.) CHECK

Obama's reverend said mean things about America?

You really want to bring funky religions into this debate Mitt? CHECK

Obama didn't cause the recession but he's made it worse!

You sure you want to say that when all the data on unemployment and growth clearly shows you are lying? CHECK

Obamacare is EEEEEVVVIIIILLLLLL!!!

Isn't Obamacare pretty much the same plan as the one you championed in Massachusetts when you were Governor there for one term? The one with an individial mandate that they call Romneycare? CHECK

I have business experience as a venture capitalist?

Oh really? Was this when you took over healthy companies, borrowed heavily against their credit, charged these companies huge fees they could never repay and drove them into bankruptcy? While you're at it Mitt, let's have a look at your last 8-10 tax returns and see how successful you were and where your money went? CHECK

Obama is weak on defense and foregin policy!!

Really Mitt? "BinLadenDead.jpg" CHECK


As I read your post, all I could think was this:

i78.photobucket.com

"You've lost, Mitt. You just don't know it yet."
2012-07-18 05:07:14 PM  
1 vote:

James F. Campbell: Jackson Herring: Can I look down on you because you say shiat like this?

incendi launched the first volley. incendi was the one who implied that the only people who say they haven't done drugs are:

a) you're lying
b) you had a very sheltered childhood
c) you're part of some weird church
or d) you were that super uptight kid nobody liked who would rat people out.

When I personally am none of those. I have never ratted anyone out. It's offensive of him to imply that because I've never done drugs, I must be a goody-two shoes who goes around telling people what to do. So forgive me for responding angrily when incendi goes around making stupid assumptions about people who don't do drugs.


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

If you're offended by the implication that you must be a goody-two shoes who goes around telling people what to do, don't post things exactly in the voice of a goody-two shoes who goes around telling people what to do.
US1
2012-07-18 05:04:46 PM  
1 vote:

acefox1: I don't drink, don't smoke and don't do drugs. Never have, never will.

That being said this attack is so pants-on-the-head retarded I can't believe professional political operatives are running things for the GOP and Romney's campaign.

I personally don't care what you sucked, drank, snorted or injected in the past. As long as you aren't driving a car, flying a plane, performing surgery or wearing the uniform you can be as high or bombed as you want when you are at home and off the clock.

Watching Romney flail around like this is like the end of a chess game. Every time he tries a different tactic he moves into check.

Obama used drugs as a college kid?

Who cares, Romney tortured a class-mate because he thought he was gay and impersonated a cop to bully people he didn't like. (And if you didn't care about what went up W's nose you aren't allowed to suddenly care now that it's a black Democrat in the White House.) CHECK

Obama's reverend said mean things about America?

You really want to bring funky religions into this debate Mitt? CHECK

Obama didn't cause the recession but he's made it worse!

You sure you want to say that when all the data on unemployment and growth clearly shows you are lying? CHECK

Obamacare is EEEEEVVVIIIILLLLLL!!!

Isn't Obamacare pretty much the same plan as the one you championed in Massachusetts when you were Governor there for one term? The one with an individial mandate that they call Romneycare? CHECK

I have business experience as a venture capitalist?

Oh really? Was this when you took over healthy companies, borrowed heavily against their credit, charged these companies huge fees they could never repay and drove them into bankruptcy? While you're at it Mitt, let's have a look at your last 8-10 tax returns and see how successful you were and where your money went? CHECK

Obama is weak on defense and foregin policy!!

Really Mitt? "BinLadenDead.jpg" CHECK

Seriously, Romney has nowhere to go. He has no room to maneuver. it's like w ...


WASH RINSE REPEAT; This just about sums up the rest of the election cycle. THE GOP picked another loser. WAH WAH WAH WAAAA
2012-07-18 05:00:30 PM  
1 vote:

Evil Twin Skippy: Let's try another phrase: "I've never masterbated"

Now, if someone tells you that, what goes through your mind?


"They've been so cloistered, they don't even know how to spell the word right!"
2012-07-18 04:58:44 PM  
1 vote:
Rmoney pretty cool guy. Eh cheats tax code and doesn't afraid of anything.
2012-07-18 04:53:21 PM  
1 vote:

James F. Campbell: Again, it's a stupid assumption about people who don't do drugs. His message is clear: if you haven't done drugs, there must be something wrong with you. It's incredibly offensive.


That's hardly the message at all. But I'll let you duke it out with the rest of the people here who actually read things in context.
2012-07-18 04:53:20 PM  
1 vote:

James F. Campbell: lTigger: You obviously don't have sufficient intelligence and curiosity to read any of the extensive literature on drug usage in non-addict populations

It's not my field of work. Should I imply that you lack intelligence and curiosity because you're not a nuclear engineer?

Tigger: novelty seeking personality types

Also included in this group: psychopaths.


You're not very good at this so let me take it one by one.

First - no you shouldn't state that I lack intelligence and curiosity because I'm not a nuclear engineer. That would be the entire point I just made to you.

Second - considering you have a science background your attempt to subscribe qualities of a subgroup to the larger group of which it is a member are, frankly, embarrassing.

and finally - the problem remains not with you not taking drugs, it is with you claiming everyone that does or has lacks "intelligence and curiosity". Ironically you're not demonstrating a lot of that yourselv.
2012-07-18 04:50:36 PM  
1 vote:

James F. Campbell: So forgive me for responding angrily when incendi goes around making stupid assumptions about people who don't do drugs.


the correct way to respond was clearly to make stupid assumptions about people who have tried drugs
2012-07-18 04:43:56 PM  
1 vote:

Lando Lincoln: Obama admitted to doing cocaine when he was in his early 20's or in his teen years.


upload.wikimedia.org

What Mitt Romney's opposition research may look like

2012-07-18 04:39:15 PM  
1 vote:

James F. Campbell: balloot: The last two presidents of the US have admitted to doing so.

"It's okay because Bush did it" somehow just doesn't have the connotations I think you want it to have.

incendi: Not dooms, necessarily, but people will assume either
a) you're lying
b) you had a very sheltered childhood
c) you're part of some weird church
or d) you were that super uptight kid nobody liked who would rat people out.

How about "e) you didn't need drugs because you had sufficient intelligence and curiosity to keep you otherwise occupied"?


You obviously don't have sufficient intelligence and curiosity to read any of the extensive literature on drug usage in non-addict populations, specifically its relation to novelty seeking personality types and alleles of dopaminergic receptor genes did you?
2012-07-18 04:35:48 PM  
1 vote:

James F. Campbell: balloot: The last two presidents of the US have admitted to doing so.

"It's okay because Bush did it" somehow just doesn't have the connotations I think you want it to have.

incendi: Not dooms, necessarily, but people will assume either
a) you're lying
b) you had a very sheltered childhood
c) you're part of some weird church
or d) you were that super uptight kid nobody liked who would rat people out.

How about "e) you didn't need drugs because you had sufficient intelligence and curiosity to keep you otherwise occupied"?


Based on your response I'm going to go with D
2012-07-18 04:31:52 PM  
1 vote:

kevinfra: This is a brilliant strategy, deflecting interest from things you don't want to talk about, by bringing up things your opponent has already brought up on his own.

I totally hope they don't do this, because once things that Obama wrote about in his book become public knowledge, it will be devastating.


I just hope Obama can sue for copyright infringement if Romney's ads do nothing but regurgitate parts from his book.
2012-07-18 04:31:42 PM  
1 vote:

Debeo Summa Credo: there's few of us around to correct you and help you understand.


For that to be true you would need to be correct.
2012-07-18 04:29:00 PM  
1 vote:

NateGrey: Anyone know how one goes about getting a $100 million IRA?

Thanks.


Just put aside $50MM and get matching donation from your employer, like everyone else.
2012-07-18 04:25:21 PM  
1 vote:
Anyone know how one goes about getting a $100 million IRA?

Thanks.
2012-07-18 04:20:21 PM  
1 vote:

ManateeGag: unless Obama was doing lines in the Oval Office off of Sarah Palin's ass, I really don't care.


If Obama was doing lines off Palin's ass, I'd care because I'd want to be in on that action.

/Hey Barry, call me.
2012-07-18 04:17:14 PM  
1 vote:
I think going to the house where you lived 4 years ago, picking up the shiat off the floor that didn't stick, taking it to your new house and trying again after it's all dried out sounds like a FANTASTIC idea.
2012-07-18 04:16:47 PM  
1 vote:

regindyn: When I run for President in 2020 it's going to be my LACK of illegal substance use that dooms me?


Not dooms, necessarily, but people will assume either
a) you're lying
b) you had a very sheltered childhood
c) you're part of some weird church
or d) you were that super uptight kid nobody liked who would rat people out.

That's definitely overcome-able, but it hurts if you actually were a sheltered child part of some weird church who was super uptight and would rat people out. That could definitely damage a campaign, especially if you're rich and privileged and tend to walk about with an air of moral superiority, too.
2012-07-18 04:16:34 PM  
1 vote:

sammyk: This reminds me of Eminem on the movie 8 Mile where he trashes himself preemptively leaving the other guy with nothing to say. Obama knew this dirt would come out one day so he told all in his book. Now he can say "So? I was honest with the American people about this BEFORE I ran for president. Ancient news and there is nothing else to talk about."

So in short Obama has shared his past and left it up to us to decide. Rmoney won't share his past because "I'm simply not enthusiastic about giving them hundreds or thousands of more pages to pick through, distort and lie about and show all the ways I have avoided paying taxes,"


Yeah, pretty much, in a nutshell:

Romney: "Obama's bad because he snorted cocaine!"

Public: "Haven't you done some yourself Mr. Romney?"

Romney: "Uh, let me back to you on that." (Runs away from the podium towards the awaiting limo)
2012-07-18 04:15:33 PM  
1 vote:

omnibus_necanda_sunt: Why do conservatives act so mentally deficient? It turns out they may actually be mentally deficient. Check this shiat out:


That doesn't necessarily mean that conservatives are stupid. They just react poorly (or, more poorly) to change.

BIG SURPRISE
2012-07-18 04:13:05 PM  
1 vote:

regindyn: When I run for President in 2020 it's going to be my LACK of illegal substance use that dooms me?


I think the point he was making is that it is more suspicious to hear a candidate claim they've never tried anything. Were you trying to miss the point or was it an accident?
2012-07-18 04:10:34 PM  
1 vote:

James F. Campbell: o_o Really? It's socially acceptable to have done cocaine now? Geez. I've never touched any drugs at all. I'm probably cleaner than the vast majority of Mormons.


More or less. Not nearly to the same degree as pot, but it doesn't garner you the same look as "I tried meth once" or "I tried heroin once." And crack is still taboo, without a doubt. It's at the same point weed was not too long ago, where you could say "Yeah, I tried it and that was a dumb mistake" but not "Yeah, I was snortin' that shiat left and right like a boss, they called me "the Hoover" in college."
2012-07-18 04:07:11 PM  
1 vote:
Does anyone NOT know about this?

If not, it may also surprise you that:

-The President is American
-The President is Christian
-The President is a Capitalist
-The President is not liberal
-The President's mother was white
2012-07-18 03:59:28 PM  
1 vote:

cman: farking love cocaine

Too bad it is too farking short of duration



Did you ever do real, pharmaceutical-quality ecstasy?
2012-07-18 03:55:38 PM  
1 vote:
I'm pretty sure Romney has seen all of Blossom's "very special episodes."
2012-07-18 03:54:06 PM  
1 vote:

alizeran: Wollom Gost.


Looks like Rumor Willis.
2012-07-18 03:52:27 PM  
1 vote:
Remember that old adage "people vote for the guy they see themselves able to have a beer with"?


I wonder how that is going to work out for R-Money.
2012-07-18 03:49:19 PM  
1 vote:
This is a brilliant strategy, deflecting interest from things you don't want to talk about, by bringing up things your opponent has already brought up on his own.

I totally hope they don't do this, because once things that Obama wrote about in his book become public knowledge, it will be devastating.
2012-07-18 03:48:22 PM  
1 vote:

sigdiamond2000: So the big counter punch to what is probably the worst week of the entire Romney campaign so far is cocaine and Tony Rezko?

What's next? The "Whitey Tape"?


Aw, man. You spoiled their Friday surprise.
2012-07-18 03:46:38 PM  
1 vote:
www.drinkalot.com
2012-07-18 03:44:45 PM  
1 vote:

randomjsa: vernonFL: I heard Obama also knew Rev. Wright

I know my doctor. In as much as I go see him occasionally and chat it up while he figures out what's wrong with me and if I meet him in public we talk.

I don't hang out with him for 20 years, let him perform my wedding, and baptize my children, and then pretend like I had no idea what kind of person he was.

I know my friends that I've had for years. I know precisely what kind of people they are. Apparently Obama can't say the same thing.


So you go to your doctor but you don't let him perform a Reverend's functions? Good. What if you went to the doctor for 20 years and didn't 'hang out' with him, but you & your family still went to him because he's a farking doctor, and the relationship never went further than that? But no, jumping from someone performing their job for you to having to be your friend and know intimate things about you is a normal conclusion. What if the farmer that you regularly purchase chickens from to fark them turned out to be a shady character, but he still had really tender chickens, what do you do then smarty pants?
2012-07-18 03:44:39 PM  
1 vote:

Debeo Summa Credo: FTA:

"If Mitt Romney had a record he could defend, I don't think he'd have to resort to the gutter tactics that his advisors are pursuing," said Bill Burton, the senior adviser to the pro-Obama SuperPAC Priorities USA Action. "This campaign has been about issues"

Wow, he actually said that! I know it's not Obama's campaign team but just some clown from a superPAC, but that's a ridiculously delusional pot-calling-the-kettle-black comment. Holy shiat, I'm no more concerned about Obama's cocaine use than I am about the silly ass criticism of Romney's career, but wow.

This is another negative result of Citizen's united - so much money is in these campaigns that we're going to get about 10x the amount of pointless, lying, political bullshiat (from both sides) than we used to get. Sickening


Sickening? You spend most of your time around here pretending that CEO salaries are set by their market value and being dismissive of anyone in favor of regulation. People like you and their hero worship of the wealthy is why we have a court that believes its a violation of the speech of the wealthy if you tell them they can't drown everyone else out.
2012-07-18 03:41:33 PM  
1 vote:
Never did try cocaine. The death of Len Bias scared the hell out of me. I drank a lifetime's worth of booze before I was 25 and pretty much left it behind me.

I've smoked a fair amount of weed over the course of my life and still do on the rare occasions that the opportunity presents itself.

I think I'd make a fair to middling president.

Don't vote for me...
2012-07-18 03:36:29 PM  
1 vote:

Nadie_AZ: The GOP's strategy seems aimed at making him look weak and indecisive and powerless.


Somehow I don't think that strategy will work...

australianpolitics.com
2012-07-18 03:36:04 PM  
1 vote:
Sure, I used cocaine twenty years ago when I was young. We talked about this in 2008 and just like in 2008 I think it was a foolish misstep of my youth.

Now let's talk about the fact that our pal Mitt over there is still dodging taxes with overseas accounts and is in part funding his campaign with money he earned by shutting down your dad's pension plan.

/ Mitt's campaign went off the rails even before McCain's did....
2012-07-18 03:34:15 PM  
1 vote:
Old, light-beer-loving teabaggers are going to vote for Romney, the teetotaler. Good lord that's hilarious.
2012-07-18 03:32:14 PM  
1 vote:

XyzzyBob: "This campaign has been about issues, the fact that Romney and his team have been so feckless in responding to completely fair questions about his record and positions demonstrate a weakness that I don't think most people would have expected."

This campaign has been about issues? Provably untrue. This campaign has been a character attack painted as a flaw countered by a character attack painted as a flaw... I haven't seen enough about issues aired from either side to fill a 30 minute sit-com timeslot.

Bain did business things... I don't care.
Romney is rich... I don't care.
Obama did cocaine... I don't care.

I want to see a vision for the future, and a plan to get there. I want to see an honest interpretation of the country's issues, and a series of steps for solving them.

I want to see a Presidential race, not a trivial, meaningless popularity contest...

//let me know when we get to the third week in November... I'll be hiding under my rock.


And I want to see Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin in bikinis Jello wrestling.
2012-07-18 03:30:10 PM  
1 vote:

meat0918: I do not care if a President once used cocaine.

I just care if they are honest about it, and that they aren't currently using cocaine.

I do not care if a President once used pot, and I don't care if they are currently smoking pot.

We need to ask ourselves, "Is this a President I'd pass the bong too?".


Obama 2012: The Guy You'd Pass The Bong To


/I'd put that bumper sticker on my car
//prolly just get vandalized
2012-07-18 03:27:50 PM  
1 vote:
Tactically speaking, I don't think Romney is a terribly smart person.
2012-07-18 03:26:58 PM  
1 vote:

meat0918: We need to ask ourselves, "Is this a President I'd pass the bong too?".


Obama was a bogart (there was a thread a while back on this)
2012-07-18 03:24:28 PM  
1 vote:

randomjsa: vernonFL: I heard Obama also knew Rev. Wright

I know my doctor. In as much as I go see him occasionally and chat it up while he figures out what's wrong with me and if I meet him in public we talk.

I don't hang out with him for 20 years, let him perform my wedding, and baptize my children, and then pretend like I had no idea what kind of person he was.

I know my friends that I've had for years. I know precisely what kind of people they are. Apparently Obama can't say the same thing.


dafurk..

longtermtourists.com
2012-07-18 03:23:44 PM  
1 vote:
Should such a serious issue be discussed in such an impersonal setting? Why not we just discuss this over a cup of coffee? It's not like we're in some pyramid scheme cult that would forbid us from such mundane, ordinary behavior as drinking a cup of coffee, right? Like, who'd fall for that load of horse shiat? As you were saying, about Obama once trying coke in the 80s?
2012-07-18 03:21:54 PM  
1 vote:

sigdiamond2000: randomjsa: vernonFL: I heard Obama also knew Rev. Wright

I know my doctor. In as much as I go see him occasionally and chat it up while he figures out what's wrong with me and if I meet him in public we talk.

I don't hang out with him for 20 years, let him perform my wedding, and baptize my children, and then pretend like I had no idea what kind of person he was.

I know my friends that I've had for years. I know precisely what kind of people they are. Apparently Obama can't say the same thing.


Why would you let your doctor perform at your wedding and baptize your children?


Because "doctor" is just his alt.
2012-07-18 03:20:40 PM  
1 vote:

randomjsa: vernonFL: I heard Obama also knew Rev. Wright

I know my doctor. In as much as I go see him occasionally and chat it up while he figures out what's wrong with me and if I meet him in public we talk.

I don't hang out with him for 20 years, let him perform my wedding, and baptize my children, and then pretend like I had no idea what kind of person he was.

I know my friends that I've had for years. I know precisely what kind of people they are. Apparently Obama can't say the same thing.


emotibot.net

Willie Geist would like to remind the short bus riders in this thread that Obama wrote off Rev. Wright awhile back. And he didn't say "I retroactively revoke my time at that church." He just acted like a normal human being and told the guy he can't be part of his act.
2012-07-18 03:18:46 PM  
1 vote:

cameroncrazy1984: Aarontology: Nothing gets people excited like hearing a Mormon lecture you about substances.

Reportedly, Mitt is REALLY into lecturing about substances, going so far as to report people for smoking pot on a beach.



Yeah, verlily, many buzzes were harshed that day.
Not cool, Rmoney...not cool.
2012-07-18 03:16:25 PM  
1 vote:
emotibot.net

Willie Geist would like to remind you right-wing assholes that YOU are the party of family values and draconian moral values. You are the party of needless chicken f*cking over shiat no one cares about. You are more likely to be doing bad things with corn holes and eight-balls than Democrats.
2012-07-18 03:15:59 PM  
1 vote:
Wow, this is a genuine opportunity to have an adult conversation about the consequences of drug use and the way that many people can use it responsibly and with restraint allowing it to be considered someth-

Bwwahahaha, I nearly forgot that this is America.
2012-07-18 03:15:40 PM  
1 vote:
After Iran-Contra, I thought the GOP was okay with cocaine. They used the CIA to sell it to Americans, after all, so there must be something righteous about it.

/unless Reagan was a RINO, too....
2012-07-18 03:07:05 PM  
1 vote:
George Bush was arrested for cocaine possession before becoming President. Is this another "It's only OK when we do it." moments?

//this is funny
2012-07-18 02:49:46 PM  
1 vote:
Wait, Obama sniffed cocaine? And he smoked a reefer??

Why, every good God-fearing American know that renders a man instantly and irreversibly insane!!
2012-07-18 02:47:34 PM  
1 vote:
In this day and age, I'd be more concerned if a candidate claimed that he had never used illegal drugs. I'd be even more concerned if I actually believed him. Smoking a lot of weed and an even occasional toot of coke in your teenage years/early 20's is not a concern. Now, if somebody came out and said, "I shot up heroin on an 8-hour schedule for three years in my mid-twenties", that'd give me a little pause.
2012-07-18 02:43:04 PM  
1 vote:
farking love cocaine

Too bad it is too farking short of duration
2012-07-18 02:31:58 PM  
1 vote:
I'm in advertising so I'm getting a kick...
 
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