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2012-07-18 06:06:41 PM
Mitt, why do you not just release the tax returns and trust your magical underware to do the rest?
I am just asking questions here....
 
2012-07-18 06:07:26 PM

Jackson Herring: "I hereby decree that all horse farting videos will be deleted from the internet." - President Barack Obama


Copyright dispute?
 
2012-07-18 06:10:16 PM
 
2012-07-18 06:10:52 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Cable News abhors a vacuum. The longer he waits the more They get to fill in the blanks.


That's good. I'm going to steal that later.

bwilson27: FlashHarry: i wonder if they're going to try to forge them. that would be really funny. maybe we could get sheriff joe arpaio on the case.

Sheriff Joe (R) go after Rmoney (R)??? But Mitt's not an African Muslin Kenyan! He's a good man!!


Ah, but remember that Rmoney is the child of an illegal immigrant and must be deported to be in compliance with Arizona law.
 
2012-07-18 06:11:23 PM

eagles95: you know i was wondering that too. i know he's not doing some turbo tax job on his taxes but jesus


The accountant keeps coming back with variations, but Mitt is torn between his love of money and recognition that the final number better f*cking well be big enough to satisfy the masses.
 
2012-07-18 06:12:11 PM
The Stealth Hippopotamus: I can understand his worry. For some reason people think that success is a bad thing.

Seeing retards say this has started to remind me of W's asinine "They hate us for our freedom." The GOP's ability to tell each other soothing lies never disappoints.
 
2012-07-18 06:12:17 PM

Jackson Herring: Am I the only one who hates made up direct "quotes" in headlines, from either side of the aisle?


It's annoying as fark and essentially poisons the discourse. Like we don't have enough of that from our lovely threadshiatters.
 
2012-07-18 06:14:17 PM
Why should Romney have to release his federal income tax returns when Obama hasn't released his eye exam results.
 
2012-07-18 06:15:39 PM

netweavr: That's okay, it boggles my mind that people can decide prior to any debates


really? you need a farcical debate to figure out which candidate is for you? you know this is the fark politics tab, right?
 
2012-07-18 06:16:33 PM

Jackson Herring: Am I the only one who hates made up direct "quotes" in headlines, from either side of the aisle?


If you actually thought Rmoney dropped an f-bomb, well...we can't help you there, son.
 
2012-07-18 06:17:12 PM

12349876: eagles95: quizzical: Dusk-You-n-Me: [p.twimg.com image 843x403]

Hammer him.

Where are Romney's 2011 taxes? It's the middle of July - just how long does his accountant take to get the numbers together?

you know i was wondering that too. i know he's not doing some turbo tax job on his taxes but jesus

The accountant joke is that a lady in a bar trying to find a rich guy just has to ask, "Did you file your taxes on time?" and if the guy says yes he's not rich.


Why is that by the way? I know they always have extensions, but I never bothered asking why they get extensions. I can only assume because they're taxes are more complicated, but I don't know much about it.
 
2012-07-18 06:17:36 PM

beta_plus: Maybe Obama should release his college transcripts first before he throws stones from glass houses.


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2012-07-18 06:18:56 PM
See, now he HAS taken up every possible side of every possible issue. I think this means that we've all reached the end of the internet. Last one out, turn off the lights, please...
 
2012-07-18 06:19:23 PM
I think the problem with his tax records is not in the numbers. We can all accept, or at least expect at this stage, very low taxes paid and creative accounting to enlarge all deductions.

The problem is where his deductions are coming from and where his income is derived. Suppose one entry - purely hypothetical (wink, wink) including funds passed through his offshore accounts to help drug cartels launder their money. Or he participated in a Fast and Furious type program to arm Mexican drug lords. Or he benefitted with clothing companies based in the Marianas that exploited enslaved women workers...
 
2012-07-18 06:19:23 PM
Romney is right. Without some really terrible evidence, only the people who pay attention to politics will care about this. That or something to do with sex, which will never happen.
 
2012-07-18 06:21:28 PM

Dinki: Some people have expressed surprise that Romney is having such a hard time with these attacks. Here's what I think-


there's probably a little of what you mentioned going on, but there's also a bit of....just flat arrogance.

he managed to disclose next to diddly squat when running for MA governor, and he sees this as the same - he can do what he wants. that's the thing that has left the campaign flat footed as much as anything, they see it as audacious that he be held to any standard they didn't set themselves...and have no ready response to anybody who isn't playing by mitt's rules.
 
2012-07-18 06:21:58 PM

beta_plus: Maybe Obama should release his college transcripts first before he throws stones from glass houses.


Aaaaaaand let's not forget his K-8 dental records, and the results of his first prostate exam in his early 40s. This is the USA! We have a right to know about the teeth and bunghole of our president. It's a little thing called "transparency" that he used to now about. Or at least pay lip service too.
 
2012-07-18 06:22:06 PM

rev. dave: Romney is right. Without some really terrible evidence, only the people who pay attention to politics will care about this. That or something to do with sex, which will never happen.


You see they're still calling for Obama's college transcripts, eve in this thread, right? The thread where Romney says that people asking for documentation are just looking to dig dirt?
 
2012-07-18 06:22:46 PM

beta_plus: Maybe Obama should release his college transcripts first before he throws stones from glass houses.


How is there any equivelence?
 
2012-07-18 06:23:25 PM
Can't read my, can't read my
No he can't read my poker face

Can't read my, can't read my
No he can't read my poker face


P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker face
P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker face

/ Yeah we want this guy at the table discussing nuclear arms reductions. sheesh
 
2012-07-18 06:24:07 PM

Fuggin Bizzy: Aaaaaaand let's not forget his K-8 dental records, and the results of his first prostate exam in his early 40s.


you simply cannot joke about this stuff, and it not be explicitly stated as serious by others. this topic has broken poe's law and left it twitching in the corner, begging for death.

i actually watched an individual demand obama's baby pictures yesterday. at a national press conference, not at an interstate overpass.
 
2012-07-18 06:26:24 PM
Besides, when President Obama released his BC it just cleared up everything and we've moved on, Right?
 
2012-07-18 06:26:55 PM

All2morrowsparTs: beta_plus: Maybe Obama should release his college transcripts first before he throws stones from glass houses.

How is there any equivelence?


Things that can be released!

Maybe Obama should release a rap album or the Kraken before he throws stones from glass houses.
 
2012-07-18 06:27:10 PM

rev. dave: That or something to do with sex, which will never happen


Will it disclose that Mitt Romney reported income from tips as an "exotic dancer"?
 
2012-07-18 06:28:14 PM

Misch: rev. dave: That or something to do with sex, which will never happen

Will it disclose that Mitt Romney reported income from tips as an "exotic dancer"?


He listed all his wives as dependents.
 
2012-07-18 06:28:18 PM

Misch: Will it disclose that Mitt Romney reported income from tips as an "exotic dancer"?


Well there went my appetite.
 
2012-07-18 06:30:19 PM

WhyteRaven74: Well there went my appetite.


My work here is done.
 
2012-07-18 06:30:46 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I can understand his worry. For some reason people think that success is a bad thing.

And Rommey has been very very very successful


It's "progress". You are only successful if you are taking full advantage of government assistance.
 
2012-07-18 06:31:05 PM

eagles95: quizzical: Dusk-You-n-Me: [p.twimg.com image 843x403]

Hammer him.

Where are Romney's 2011 taxes? It's the middle of July - just how long does his accountant take to get the numbers together?

you know i was wondering that too. i know he's not doing some turbo tax job on his taxes but jesus


Maybe the accountant has a bunch of GOP a-holes as clients and it takes time to massage that My Lai massacre of a tax record
into something presentable.

Reminds me of the mortician in The Godfather who has to reshape that hamburger meat that was Sonny Corleone back to something presentable for public viewing.
 
2012-07-18 06:31:06 PM
well, duh
 
2012-07-18 06:31:06 PM

Lionel Mandrake: BillCo: FTFA: Loose translation of Mitt Romney's message to Republicans calling for him to release his tax returns: "Guys, trust me, if I release my returns it'll be even worse than it already is."

So, what language did he originally say that in? Was it German? Maybe French?

Probably BASIC


I was going to go with binary.
 
2012-07-18 06:31:28 PM

you are a puppet: Misch: rev. dave: That or something to do with sex, which will never happen

Will it disclose that Mitt Romney reported income from tips as an "exotic dancer"?

He listed all his wives as dependents.


A-ha!
 
2012-07-18 06:31:31 PM
Maybe he's afraid his church will see how much he actually made. And that they didn't get their 10%
 
2012-07-18 06:32:24 PM
"It's time the biggest-taxing senator in Washington shows the people of Massachusetts how much he pays in taxes," That is what Rmoney said about Ted Kennedy in 1994. I'm sure he hasn't flip-flopped on that, amirite?
 
2012-07-18 06:32:29 PM
At the end of the day. None of this matters to Mitt.

He may lose the election, and thats ok, God has called him to other things. Hes still rich, hes still free.

He will go home to one of his mansions, open the secret liqueur cabinet hidden behind the book case, the one with the bust of Joseph Smith on it, and pour himself a snifter of brandy. He'll then make a phone call to some of his businesses and have a few random people fired, because it simply makes him feel better.

Then he will go upstairs, and slip into bed next to his wife.

He has to get to bed early, he has a long day of doing whatever he wants for the rest of his life.

Remember none of this really matter to Mitt. Sure he would like to be President, first Mormon President no less. Thats got to be worth at least 2 planets in the afterlife, but really its ok if he doesn't win. It was just money after all, and to be honest, most of it wasn't his anyway.

These things are important to remember when you try to imagine how Mitt mind works.
 
2012-07-18 06:32:50 PM

GreenAdder: I like what Maryland governor Martin O'Malley said: McCain saw Romney's taxes and chose Palin.


It's a nice soundbite, but honestly it's bullshiat. There's a copy of McCain's opposition file on Romney floating around, and I skimmed it; judging from the amount of baggage this guy has, I would say the tax returns were probably a minor concern at most. If Romney does manage to win it's proof that money is everything in American politics, and democracy is dead.
 
2012-07-18 06:32:53 PM

Jackson Herring: Am I the only one who hates made up direct "quotes" in headlines, from either side of the aisle?


Well, you have to applaud their clarity. What they lack in veracity, they totally redeem themselves with clear, concise, effective expression of the truth, as subby sees it. If only our politicians could lie with such clarity.
 
2012-07-18 06:33:38 PM

beta_plus: Maybe Obama should release his college transcripts first before he throws stones from glass houses.


I agree. Where are teh transcripts?
 
2012-07-18 06:33:49 PM

Phony_Soldier: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I can understand his worry. For some reason people think that success is a bad thing.

And Rommey has been very very very successful

It's "progress". You are only successful if you are taking full advantage of government assistance.


True! Ask any Military contractor, aggribusiness, or energy company.
 
2012-07-18 06:35:18 PM
Again: I don't think that there is anything in there that's illegal.

I do think that it will show the folks he's invested in, who he has supported over the years, and what he's invested in.

Folks are keen that money equals speech, and this will show fairly conclusively what Mitt has been really saying over the years. Might be a good idea to listen close...
 
2012-07-18 06:35:31 PM

Sabyen91: Lionel Mandrake: BillCo: FTFA: Loose translation of Mitt Romney's message to Republicans calling for him to release his tax returns: "Guys, trust me, if I release my returns it'll be even worse than it already is."

So, what language did he originally say that in? Was it German? Maybe French?

Probably BASIC

I was going to go with binary.


I think that language requires some special spectacles to decipher it...
 
2012-07-18 06:36:25 PM
Keep in mind: Romney spent three years planning and massaging his taxes for the one year he released and even THAT had embarrassing crap in it. Money stored off shores, write offs for caring for dancing horses, AND the state he paid state taxes in redacted.

Other years? Like that has been speculated, likely years where he paid no taxes, maybe wrote off $120k a year in child care expenses (live in nanny!), and other rich guy crap that wouldn't go over well with the general population.
 
2012-07-18 06:37:06 PM

Phony_Soldier: beta_plus: Maybe Obama should release his college transcripts first before he throws stones from glass houses.

I agree. Where are teh transcripts?


They don't keep transcripts longer than 5 years at universities in Kenya.
 
2012-07-18 06:37:26 PM

Raharu: Hes still rich, hes still free.


He can't take the sky from me...
 
2012-07-18 06:37:30 PM

Raharu: These things are important to remember when you try to imagine how Mitt mind works.


For the most part, people who have grown up with privilege and never had to worry about things most of us do (mortgage payments, college tuition, food, etc) typically think they DESERVE what they got. Even if they were born with a silver spoon in their mouth, their egos are massive.

Eventually he'll get used to it, but being called a "loser" at anything probably makes him crazy.
 
2012-07-18 06:37:43 PM

Phony_Soldier: beta_plus: Maybe Obama should release his college transcripts first before he throws stones from glass houses.

I agree. Where are teh transcripts?


Maybe they'll reveal that Obama shipped millions of grades overseas, or paid no taxes on his grades.

Thing is, I think what they'll reveal is that there are years Romney paid no or almost no taxes. I think he could survive that, politically, assuming all his i's are dotted and t's are crossed legally.

But what won't survive is the right's political argument that the wealthy are "overtaxed." If he releases his tax returns, he knows he'll never get a tax cut for the rich through Congress. And if he can't do that, then in his mind there's no point in even becoming president.
 
2012-07-18 06:37:52 PM

All2morrowsparTs: Phony_Soldier: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I can understand his worry. For some reason people think that success is a bad thing.

And Rommey has been very very very successful

It's "progress". You are only successful if you are taking full advantage of government assistance.

True! Ask any Military contractor, aggribusiness, or energy company.


the humorous part of this is mitt getting up on stage, and saying the exact same thing obama did, all the while running ads decrying what obama said.

it's like a klein bottle of a campaign.

obama:
Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn't get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.
The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don't do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires.


romney
I know that you recognize a lot of people help you in a business. Perhaps the banks, the investors. There's no question your mom and dad, your school teachers, the people that provide roads, the fire, the police. A lot of people help. But let me ask you this, did you build your business? If you did, raise your hand. Take that, Mr. President.

yes. take that. i violently, severely, completely agree with you, and with that agreement, i attack you!
 
2012-07-18 06:38:07 PM

Get Your Dick Out Of My Food: netweavr: That's okay, it boggles my mind that people can decide prior to any debates

really? you need a farcical debate to figure out which candidate is for you? you know this is the fark politics tab, right?


Yeah we have all the "farcical" debate anyone could ever need right here.

Someone post the list of things in Romney's returns from the thread yesterday posted by someone who claimed to have seen them. Then we can talk about that instead of rehashing will he or won't he release the returns.
 
2012-07-18 06:39:01 PM

Boudica's War Tampon: They don't keep transcripts longer than 5 years at universities in Kenya.


The papyrus dries out pretty quick.
 
2012-07-18 06:42:20 PM

heap: All2morrowsparTs: Phony_Soldier: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I can understand his worry. For some reason people think that success is a bad thing.

And Rommey has been very very very successful

It's "progress". You are only successful if you are taking full advantage of government assistance.

True! Ask any Military contractor, aggribusiness, or energy company.

the humorous part of this is mitt getting up on stage, and saying the exact same thing obama did, all the while running ads decrying what obama said.

it's like a klein bottle of a campaign.

obama:
Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn't get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.
The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don't do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires.

romney
I know that you recognize a lot of people help you in a business. Perhaps the banks, the investors. There's no question your mom and dad, your school teachers, the people that provide roads, the fire, the police. A lot of people help. But let me ask you this, did you build your business? If you did, raise your hand. Take that, Mr. President.

yes. take that. i violently, severely, completely agree with you, and with that agreement, i attack you!


You have to admit though, O fumbled that sound bite. As you can see by the mouth breather reactions to it, context means nothing.
 
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